Finally Framed

Well the shop called and said that my Aurora Cabin had finally been framed so I went and collected it this week.  Wow, I love it!  It looks amazing and I still love this picture as much now as I did when I first set eyes on it at the craft exhibition several years ago.  Thanks mum for the birthday money that allowed me to get it done. 

I am still stitching the garland round the window on the Candy Cane Santa and it’s looking very festive!   Bought a new floor lamp to sit by my chair so that I can stitch easier at night (just a plain boring old floor lamp) and it’s making such a difference.  Can actually tell the difference between mid green and dark green now hehe.

And one final picture for this update, I got a tattoo for my birthday on my wrist.  It is a tattoo of my children’s initials (one of whom we lost at 8 hours old 17 years ago) so I thought I would let you see that too.  I know not everybody likes tattoos but I have been talking about getting one for several years now and only just got brave enough to do it.  Piccy was taken just an hour after I had it done.

 

 

 

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Christmas Bow

A few days late with my update on Candy Cane Santa but here it is at last, a lovely Christmas bow in the corner of the window garland.

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We had a busy weekend as we celebrated my 40th birthday early (it was yesterday) and then my husband was called away as his mum is in hospital down in England again.   Before he went away he let me pick a cross stitch kit for my birthday so I ordered an Anchor kit called Winters Sun that I absolutely fell in love with as soon as I saw it. 

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With some of my birthday money I took my Aurora Cabin that I stitched last year to the framers so I can finally get it put on my wall.  Ouch £95  but it will be worth it as I really don’t think I could frame that myself.   Should get it back next week so will post a picture when I do.

Purple Haze

Well I had a fantastic weekend in Inverness, meeting with old friends, and making new ones from around the world.  We all came together to see one of our favourite bands and spent several days in each others company before all drifting back to our own corners of the globe.

Since I came back I didn’t really get a chance to stitch till this weekend but as you can see there have been many shades of purple going on.  The colours are stunning and I love the way the combined colours work but with so much of it being half cross stitch I wish there was just a wee bit more coverage of the fabric.  However, I know from previous kits that when everything is stitched it looks fine.    My Candy Cane Santa kit arrived, which has a LOT of black thread included in it.  Really looking forward to starting that one.  Whilst I was in Inverness I bought a small kit with a Scottish theme which I hope to stitch for a friend.  Will put up a picture in my next post. 

 

Threads Ordered

This morning I decided to play it safe and ordered Dimensions additional threads for finishing off the deer.   Have mostly been working on the right hand side of the picture for the last few days and can see quite a difference now!  Sometimes when I see the colour combinations close up whilst stitching I wonder what they are going to look like but the overall effect is amazing.  I wonder how long it takes to create one of these designs!?