Monday, September 27, 2010

I'm Still Here!

Hi Everyone,

It's been such a long time since my last blog entry!  Colin has been home for six weeks and I've not done a stitch!  He left this morning for work again and will be away now for six weeks - hopefully the time will pass quickly because I'm missing him already! :o(

We had a lovely time while he was home.  Matthew our youngest came home for a visit for a few days and we also had a brilliant time in London visiting our eldest Jason and his girlfriend Nic.  We did a lot of sightseeing - went on the London Eye, saw the Houses of Parliament, did a tour round St. Paul's Cathedral, visited the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum and much more!  We still have plenty more to do for when we go back again.  Matthew is studying at Brighton University, so after our trip to London we spent a couple of days in Brighton with Matthew.  It was so lovely spending some time with my boys because I haven't seen much of them this year.  They do ring me regularly though, especially when Colin is away.

Although I haven't been stitching I do have a little something to show which I finished a couple of months or so ago.  I love this little pincushion and have wanted to stitch it for ages!  It's by Theron Traditions from the chart Stray Pins & Mom's Scissors.  I've stitched it 1 over 2 on 38ct Natural Gander Linen so is a little smaller then charted.  Threads are the listed Gentle Art Sampler Threads and the twisted cord trim was made using DMC 221 and 3721.  The fabric for backing is one of Blackbird Designs Madeira prints.



I'm looking forward to getting some stitching and finishing done so hopefully it won't be too long before my next post, until then thank you so much for taking the time to visit. :o)

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25 comments:

Elisa said...

Nice to see you back to blogging!!
A gorgeous finish too.

Nelli said...

Очень нежно и красиво!

Michelle said...

What a lovely finish - so pretty. Glad you all had such a memorable time in London. Michelle x

Helena said...

it's a beautiful!

Jenny said...

I am so glad that you had such a wonderful time with your family. What special memories!!!! I love your finish. The little pincushion is adorable. Thanks for taking the time to share. Happy stitching.

jane said...

Lovely to see you back blogging Carol, that is a very nice finish

valerie said...

What a stunning finish! I love the saying on the little pillow.

Patti said...

Nice to have you back Carol. I love what you have stitched and put together.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Just Me and My Shadow said...

Such a sweet finish.
Chrissie

Julia said...

Welcome back and what a lovely pincushion - another fan of BBD fabrics I see!!

Julia:0)

Patty C. said...

Lovely Finish :)

Jeanne said...

What an adorable finish Carol - I always love the things you do. I'm so glad you had a nice trip and had time to spend with your husband and boys. You always inspire me with your finishes!

Tatkis said...

Such a beautiful pincushion! Great work!
And waiting for a new creations :)

Best wishes,
Tatyana

danybrod said...

Un petit coucou Carol pour te souhaiter une bonne journée
Gros bisous

Sally said...

Lovely to see you back Carol. Glad you had a lovely time while Colin was home.

I love your sweet little finish. You always find such gorgeous things to stitch :)

Carol R said...

Welcome back - you have been missed!
Pretty pillow - not seen that one before.

Kajsa said...

What a pretty pillow! I love the backing fabric.

Carole Z. said...

Carol,

So glad to have you back! I love seeing your beautiful stitched pieces and really missed reading your blog. Looking forward to your latest finishes.

Natalia said...

Beautiful finish, Carol. I love the fabric in the back too !

Julie said...

It's always lovely to come here and see something you have made, this one is so pretty and the little verse is lovely.

Family time is the best! so pleased you had fun with all your boys

Moreen said...

I love this Carol it is so sweet and the backing fabric is such a lovely match.

Blu said...

What a pretty finish! The backing fabric is lovely too.

Karan said...

And back with another beauty too - love it. :0)

marylin & poussy said...

very nice i love you blog
best regard
marylin

NatQuebec said...

really nice pincushion !

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