Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Yummy Scrummy Post!

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So the tale of the thistles finally comes to an end! Yes, all four are stitched and made in to door hangings. Here they are...the first  yummy scrummy picture!

As you can see, I took your advice and did the last one orange. I have to admit that I wasn't too convinced about the colour choice, but once I started stitching it, it really grew on me. Even my daughter was smitten by it and I think she secretly wanted that one for herself! (By process of elimination, me holding them behind my back and her telling me 'left ' or 'right' she ended up with the pink one.)

I'm so pleased with how they turned out and can't wait to give them to the girls. I loved making these and am now looking at other designs to make more door hangings.

I have to say a big thank you to Mouse who very kindly emailed me detailed instructions on how to transform the stitching in to the finished hangings. Thanks for all your help Mouse...loved chatting with you. For those of you who don't know Mouse, she has the most wonderful blog, definitely one worth checking out!

So now I can back to stitching the Mighty Samurai and I'm itching to get back working on him again. My goal is to get the peacock finished this month. I'm hoping to get more than just the peacock done but I know that I tend to make rather lofty goals, so I'm trying to be a bit more realistic and have the goals more manageable and achievable.

And now I have to show you the wonderful surprise that my daughter gave me for Mother's day....

Mmmmmm, it was delicious - totally yummy scrummy, especially as she bought all the ingredients and made it herself while I was out.

Told you it was a yummy scrummy post!

Anyway, thank you to those who have entered my little giveaway, and  a big warm welcome to my new followers. As always, thanks for visiting my blog!

Until next time...happy stitching!



Margaret said...

Just gorgeous!!! I love all the thistles! And the yummy fruit tart looks wonderful! What a lovely present!

Mouse said...

Hi Rhona :) ooooo fantastic finishes ... yeahhh knew you could do it (with a small bit of help ;0 )
the orange one is really nice too .. good choice there girl and ooo can you send you daughter round here to make me a fruit tart it looks really scrummy :)
looking forward to your progress photos of the samurai ... chat to you soon :) love mouse xxxxx

Karoline said...

The thistles look great and the cake seriously yummy

Lynn said...

They all look fantastic! I love how the orange one turned out.
Yummy looking cake too!

Ginnie said...

Lovely finishes, the orange does look lovely.
Yummy looking cake too.... Right off to check out Mouse's blog !

Anne said...

Those thistles turned out great Rhona!! I love the idea of a door hanging! What a lovely surprise your daughter gave to you! I'm sure it was tasty down to the last berry :D

Suzanne said...

Great finishes! Yum, the dessert looks so tasty.

Sara said...

The thistles are lovely, the colors you chose were perfect! Thanks for visiting my blog, I've added you to my reading list.

CalamityJr said...

I love how the door hangers turned out; great stitching and finishing! And wish I had such a yummy desert sitting on my table (well, it wouldn't be there for long, lol).