Everytime I stitch one of these I think it is my favourite. I just love the country lady with her sunflower and watering can.Well how are you all out there my blogging friends. I am still progressing with the diet and walking more. In fact we were out with three of the grandchildren for 3 hours walking, more of which later.
I have finished my Cherries and Berries that I stitch in the parlour,but still have to put it together.
The fabric is going to be used to back it .Tomorrow is stitching with Sally and as I have not yet got my next sheep virtue, we are still stitching The Mystery by LHN. This is how far I have got so far.
Part 2 is here but if a sheep arrives meanwhile I shall be starting that next week.I would like to say to my fellow Janeites if you haven't already take a look at Willow Tree stitching blog link in my sidebar of blogs I visit., her tribute to Jane Austen and her Pride and Prejudice work is absolutely incredible. I had to have the reading saying ,that is a pattern by The Sampler Girl as I need to work it for my Jane shrine. I think I shall alter her hairstyle as I am not sure I like it.
I need to stitch this ,to go alongside this, that I ordered from Nikys Creations based in Italy. As soon as I saw the regency lady with her red ribbon and book I knew that I would place them together ,at least the top half of the chart.
Here is what was inside.
Not sure if this next photo is better.
She is rather splendid do you not think.It certainly looks as if Jane approves there.Thanks Niky. Well I have had another finish but I think I will share my pics from yesterday .
As I said we had 3 of the grandchildren for the day yesterday ,as daughter Kate and her hubby were off to Reading for a wedding. Jack the eldest had the day planned so we had Caitlin 15,Sam 11,and Alfie 6. In the afternoon we took them to a local sculture park in a Quarry.
This has been a sculpture park since the early 1980s, some pieces inevitably have been vandalised over the years ,but lately some dutch scultors have been doing work in there. Here are some of the pics,
No not the man in the chair! Grandad and Sam with a very interested (not) Ollie. Whilst talking of Ollie ,he has not been doing so well this week, poor old dog had to have an op on Thursday last . He had a blockage in his ear and drops would not disperse it,so the vet had him in to give him a general . He has a perforated eardrum and he was so sorry for himself on Thursday, He has to have drops and pills for a week. More expense. Anyway onward we go.
Caitlin needed! to have a picture of us both so she took this one. Look at those dimples. She is a poppet.
If you look very closely there is a mans face carved into the rock.Lots of these "find me "carvings. My favourite that was done by the Antony Gormley who did the Angel of the north. Is this one .
The falling man. The kids thought this a really cool place, it is a little uneven and I must admit to not being even able to attempt this 3 hour walk last year. We also found as it was named by Sam, Ron Weasleys fireplace.
Sorry I guess I am getting carried away by being "out" properly. Just one more of the clan for you.
Well folks,I know some of you know it was Miss Julies 50th birthday this week and if you haven't seen her finish of Shores ,you really must pop along and see it . It is fantastic, all you talented people out there ,you are my inspiration and I am afraid to say it leads to more pennies being spent so we will never be rich. Rich in friendship through blogging. We also went to the Dorset Art and crafts 99th exhibition on Friday ,I cannot show you any photos of the stunning work there as no photography was allowed. However a couple of purchases were made. We bought this from a wild life photographer.
I just loved this lion and his cub, the photograph was taken at the Kruger National Park in South Africa. He had some amazing pictures and I or should I say we could have spent a fortune. I do have his web site if you want a look at his work .It is www.survivalphotos.co.uk also I was bought this at the craft bookstall.
and some dorset sheep wool rovings to go with it . Love the label on the roving.
I could see this needlefelted. I think Mary Ann is a dear to let me have some of her wool.
Oops another one I meant to show you and also a real one too.
It was just so pretty. and really true to the colour. One more of a grandaughter Caitlin and Alfie her brother.
Almost there are you yawning yet? Just the pics of the last thing I have finished. Country stitches dames of the needle sewing roll.
This was a delight to stitch. Sorry about the crease on the side.
You will have to forgive the goofy looking bird my first attempt. It sits on a pocket for pattern thread whatever. Well if you have stuck with me so far many thanks. Hope next time I shall do an update quicker then I shall not have such a long post. Thanks for all the comments , and for just being there. You really are the best. Take care and keep safe ,till next time ,sending much love .