Wednesday, 15 April 2009

In the dog house

I hope that you all have enjoyed the Easter break and managed to do something creative.
I spent a lot of the time while I was at my mother's stitching my wall hanging. It is an image from the Sutton Hoo helmet and I am stitching it slightly larger than A3, white on white.I traced the image onto Romeo water soluble and made up a quilt sandwich. I have spent hours machine and hand stitching it and have very sore fingers from doing all the French Knots!!! (still a lot more to do)
I did have a break on Saturday to go to Milton Keynes. We needed to get some bits for my brother from Hobbycraft.( It is a larger store than Basildon) I managed to find some bits for myself there as well. We then had a lovely time at Borders, a cup of Star Bucks coffee and a long browse at all the craft books and magazines.
A detour via Rainbow Silks on the way home yesterday, for a bit more retail therapy. Nickie and I needed some fabrics for the Ruth Issett workshop we are doing next week, I got some viscose velvet (wonderful fabric, I could sit and stroke it all day) cotton lawn and linen.

Today, in between housework, popping into school to get my classroom ready for next week and visiting my 2 elderly gents, I managed to get some more work done on the wall hanging- though-

I did stop for a coffee break in the garden.

This is the view from the bottom of my garden.
Today is my ninth wedding anniversary, and guess who forgot for the second year running?????
Alan is clearing away the evening meal to TRY and make up for it.



Hi Sharne
Your stitching is great, so much work in that, but so therapeutic?! I enjoyed sharing your retail therapy experience and like your goodies. The flowers in your garden look lovely too and lucky you having that wonderful view at the bottom of your garden. Congratulations on your 9th!
Best wishes, Carolyn

debsmuddle said...

Your new piece looks so interesting I can't wait to see it finished
Congrats to you and Alan on your anniversary

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary Sharne! Your piece is looking good. I love handsewing, it helps me switch off.

I'll look forward to seeing this piece finished. Have a great time with Ruth Issett, I'm jealous lol

arlee said...

I would LOVE to see more of the Sutton Hoo work you are doing---the teeny pic is a tease! Looks sublime!