Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fairy progress

The bank holiday yesterday has thrown me for a loop, it feels like it's Monday today instead of Tuesday, so that's why I'm late in posting!  Sorry. It really doesn't take much to confuse me these days! :)

I'm taking a break from my owls at the moment (I still have two more to make!) and have been working on Twilight Silhouette again. It feels wonderful to be back working on these fairies. 

This is where I was the last time I posted about them (well, there was only one fairy at that point in time!!!) .....

....and now we have two fairies...well almost two!

Got to love bank holiday weekend stitching! It's a pity we can't  have a three day weekend every week....I could get so much done!

Until next time...happy stitching!


Monday, May 18, 2015

Proud mama alert!

I'm sure you'll forgive me for having no stitching to show and then doing the whole proud mama routine.....

 ...my baby girl graduated from university!

Not only did she graduate summa cum laude, but she received not one, not two, but three outstanding student awards!

Yeah, she definitely didn't get her brains from me!   ;)

I did manage to get four of the little owls finished and made in to hangings for Eirinn and her friends, but with the chaos of everything going on I forgot to take pictures! Duh! I do, of course, have Eirinn's owl and will take a picture of that for my next post.

So I will leave you with a pic of the proud mama and her gorgeous daughter!

Until next time...(when there will be stitching to show, I promise)...happy stitching!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A change of plan!

So my little owls that I have been working on were originally planned to be made as cards, but then I thought about how long we leave cards out on the mantle piece (or wherever!) and thought that it was quite sad that they are only out for maybe a week or so and then they are hidden away somewhere.....or worse, but we won't even talk about that! 

Anyway, why not have something that could be left out for longer? Soooo....I made the little owls into hangings that the recipients can leave out for as long as they wanted! Here's the first one finished up....

 The owl fabric in the background is what I used on the reverse of the hanging....isn't it cute?

So the first of my little owls will be going to my friend Joelle today. As you can see from the date on the stitching, she graduates tomorrow! We are going for an early celebration lunch today. So I just have to wrap up her owl hanging along with a bottle of bubbly!

Until next time (when there will be more owls!)..... happy stitching!


Monday, May 4, 2015

Another little owl!

Here he is...owl number 4....

...looking as if he's feeling slightly seasick!

After a week plagued with headaches, I didn't get as much stitching done as I had hoped /planned.  I only managed to stitch the one seasick owl. However, I did manage to get him and the others all back stitched! It's just a case of now adding the names to the planks of the sign. 

Cathy had a wonderful idea of back stitching the graduation dates onto one of the planks which I think is a wonderful idea (and I'm definitely going to do!)...thanks for the suggestion Cathy! 

So here it is...my little parliament of owls (yeah, that's the correct collective noun for owls)....although I think, in this case, a rainbow of owls is much more appropriate!

Until next time...happy stitching!