A new starter...


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........is in our midst. My SIL Dawn has decided that she just might like to have a go at making things, so she borrowed my TILDA books and had a try, when she appeared this weekend she came bearing gifts for me, she made me a pear, a strawberry and a heart with a beaded edged trim and the free style embroidery she had done herself.

I thought they were lovely and was very proud of her. NOW she says she wants me to teach her to x-stitch too and so we are going to look through my patterns this weekend and she has already been into the fabrics to raid but I had to re-direct her away from ther linens and towards the aida, just for a start, then we will progress after that, I was so happy when she asked me to teach her, its been a while since I've done that, so before long we may have another cross stitcher, I knew my constant chittering would pay off in the end,and dragging her around anything to do with stitching in the shops LOL!

.... Now to persuade her that blogging is great fun too!


Last night I went to see Mama Mia at the cinema it was BRILLIANT and really enjoyed it, it really is a feel good film, I might see if Mum would like to go next week when they are here as I know she will love it.

16 comments:

xstitch.nl said...

O my, look out, she's a natural...LOL!! What lovely gifts she made for you!! She'll no doubt be equally talented at cross stitching!

Yuko said...

Hi Su!
The heart with pearls that Dawn made is so beautiful!
I can't believe that it's her first heart!
It's fun to have stitcher friend around, isn't it!
I wish I could be there with you to stitch together! It must be so fun!
((hugs))

Stitcher said...

Beautiful gifts Su. I look forward to seeing another stitcher, and maybe a blogger.

Nancy said...

Such a happy post! Your SIL did a beautiful job on her strawberry, pear and heart. They really are very pretty, and isn't it fun that she is interested to learn xstitch! Won't you have fun Su?

Glad you enjoyed the film, and I agree good ones are worth seeing twice!

staci said...

Gorgeous Tilda's, I can't believe those are her first attempts!

How could anyone not be inspired to stitch hanging around you and your gorgeous handwork???

Susan said...

Congratulations to your DSIL - her work is beautiful.

If I were going to teach someone to cross-stitch, I probably wouldn't start with aida - I understand wanting to re-direct her from the linen, but maybe find a larger count evenweave (maybe a 22ct. or 25ct). I think it's probably easier to switch to linen if you're automatically used to working "over two". Just a thought...

Hazel said...

Awww wow excellent!! That will be great - you can have stitch nights together woohoo. xx

Katrina said...

What a gorgeous pillow. Glad you are having such a good influence on your SIL ;-).

I loved Mamma Mia, it was a such a happy movie, I smiled all the way through it. It's a good think Pierce Brosnan is pretty because he can't sing, LOL.

Julie said...

Huge congrats to your SIL, they are gorgeous, she'll be as good as you in no time LOL

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Carol R said...

I agree with Susan - stay away from the Aida - makes the change to linen much easier!

Beautiful Tildas

Annemarie said...

Please, don't try and persuade Dawn to start a blog. I'm sure I will never dare show my cyberface ever again if there's going to be another one of you talented ladies in Blogland. She's brilliant!
Anyway, I know just what the effects of our passion for cross stitch can be. I remember a time when a certain someone (whose name starts with Har... laughed at me every time I mentioned my stitching and now look at her!

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Joei said...

Oh wow, she's such a talented person. Very nice finish!
I'm sure she'll get hook to cross stitch too.

Lucy said...

The heart is adorable!!!

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