A week has passed.....

.... and I cannot believe where the time is going. How are you all?  Ok I hope, thankyou so much for the lovely comments that you left about Mum and Dads garden, I have passed them onto them, and Mum said to thank you all for visiting.

What have I got to show you today, well I have the finish that I made for Tizy for the 'French swap with Nina' exchange and I was delighted to hear from Tizy that she liked my choice for her and that it had finally arrived on her doormat. - Things seem to take such a long time to srrive to Italy from the UK - it takes longer to get there than it does to to the U.S.A. - It always seems that way, whenever I have sent anything to Italy - have you found that too?


As I so enjoyed stitching my little scissor holder and fob the other month from the design 'Ancien filet crochet' by Danybrod, I decided to do it again.

This time I stitched it on 40ct antique white linen and used, red silk thread. The backing I used a vintage style rose fabric I had in my stach and trimmed the scissor holder/pinkeep with red ric rac braid.

The scissors are by Kelmscott Designs and I felt matched perfectly with the rose designs of both the xstitch and the backing fabric, I also added a vintage style crochet lace trim to the scissor pocket, and a large MoP ring for holding thread at the top - again the ring was from Kelmscott Designs.


The weather here has been absolutley awful, we have had torrential rain and gale force winds, everyones garden have been wrecked, and I do believe I am starting to get webbed feet! Yesterday and Thursday there were power cuts in parts of the village due to the weather conditions - I had no electric when I first got up and then it came back on again and then when I got home from work - No electric again, this time it was off for a good 2-3 hours which is a real pain, but today it seems to be OK.

News to tell is that next Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th is Fobbles annual exhibition of craft work (all things stitchy loveliness, beading etc etc), so if you are up this way and would like to visit, its open all day on both days and I can meet you, which would be fun - there is a small admission fee as all the proceeds go to 'Hospice at Home'. If you can't get up to visit, I will of course have pics on my blog again.


I'll leave you with another picture of Mums garden

Ooo and BTW I sit my driving test next Thursday 22nd at 08:20am - wish me luck!!

 

51 comments:

Brigitte said...

I so love Dany's creations but haven't stitched any of them so far. I'll have to do so very soon. Your exchnage piece looks so beautiful. Great job on finishing, too.
I hope your parents' garden didn't have to suffer too much from the weather.
All the best of luck to you for your driving test next week. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

unikat said...

Dream Red / create miracles!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Your stitching for Tizy is gorgeous! I can imagine how thrilled she was!
Another beautiful shot of your Mom's garden. They really have the green thumb!

Margaret said...

Beautiful stitching! I bet Tizy loves it! You're so lucky to live close to Fobbles. I keep hearing about the classes they're going to have. i'd love to visit there someday. Your mom's garden is amazing! Good luck with your driving test! My daughter is starting her driving lessons this coming week. :D

Nina said...

I adore your photos about your Mom's garden, this is a wonderful place!

This gift is a really pretty one, how fabulous! Good for Tizy :)

Susan said...

Good luck with the driving test! Definitely keep us posted!

The exchange you stitched for Tizy is adorable - I bet she loves it!

Laurie in Iowa said...

The exchange piece you stitched is beautiful. I'd love to go to Fobbles someday... but for now I'll have to be happy with looking at the photos you'll be posting.

Karen said...

Those are beautiful! Love the vibrant colors.

Mary said...

The exchange stitching is lovely as usual!

Another great pic of the garden.

Von said...

Tizzy must be thrilled with her gift, Su! It's simply exquisite. :)

Good luck with your driving test on the 22nd. I've been driving lots with my twins as they prepare for their test, so I greatly sympathize with you. :)

Sally said...

Su that is absolutely beautiful. I have to ask where do you find all the beautiful trims and ribbons you use for your finishing?

Good luck for your driving test!

Rachel said...

Well done for getting such good photos. It's been too dark and overcast here for good photography!

valerie said...

Lovely giftie for Tizy and your mum's garden is just beautiful!

Good luck on your driving test! I'm sure you'll do great!

Carol said...

How lucky is Tizy - this is another gorgeous finish Su! After you showed your last finish using this design I just had to print it off straight away and it's now on my 'to do pile'!

Lots of luck for your driving test next Thursday! My eldest Jason started taking lessons just a few weeks ago! :o)

Patti said...

I just bet that Tizi loved what she received from you for the exchange. I know I did when we did one. Your parents garden is just gorgeous and thank you for sharing with us. I have bought quite a few of Dany's designs but have yet to stitch one. The one you stitched is just gorgeous.
Love
Patti xxx

Blu said...

Gorgeous finish! Tizy is very lucky~

Good luck with the driving!

Cole said...

Beautiful exchange! I'm sure Tizy was thrilled to receive such a lovely piece. And your mom's garden is gorgeous!

Carol R said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! As you can guess I absolutely love the red scissor holder and fob you stitched for Tizy. I love Dany's charts - she is so talented and you bring her designs to another level.

Wish I could come to Fobbles - now if only I had a pair of ruby slippers!

Good luck with your driving test Su. My grandson Jack has his on August 8. He's already got himself a VW Golf complete with a new set of fancy wheels and a new stereo/iPod player so we are all hoping he passes too!

angelasweby said...

Wow Su this is gorgeous. You always finish your beautiful stitching in such imaginative ways. i love the vintage fabric and pretty lace trim.
Sorry your weather has been so awful. We had storms up in Edinburgh too.
Good luck for next Thursday :>)
Angela xx

Vaida said...

Dany's designs are great, aren't they? and your stitching in red looks fabulous, great ecxchange!

Christine said...

What a gorgeous finish Su, Tizy must be thrilled.
Looking forward to your Fobbles pictures

Marsha said...

I love the stitching. Very pretty, and the finishing is exquisite. Your Mum's garden is beautiful. I've never seen foxglove so TALL. But I especially love the doggie pictures. I'm a sucker for those big brown eyes. Good luck on the driver's test, I know you'll do just fine.

Elisa said...

Wow those are so pretty and the roses fabric is gorgeous

Nancy said...

You created a beautiful exchange gift Su! The backing fabric, lace and rose scissors are the perfect touch, and as always, your work looks just perfect!

We have had a lot of rain this summer too, but thank goodness no power outages. We used to have them all the time!

Thanks for sharing another picture of your Mum's beautiful garden. I think I could get lost in there!

Giovanna said...

What a beautiful exchange piece!

My impression is that stuff doesn't take a long time to get TO Italy, it's moving IN Italy that's the slow part, because of an understaffed and inefficient distribution network. Packages tend to sit a long time at customs and post offices before being delivered. Letters, on the other hand, arrive quite quickly.

Karoline said...

Your exchange for Tizy is gorgeous, congratulations

hazel said...

I love the exchange piece you done Su especially the lovely way it was finished. I went back and saw your Mum's garden so pretty with so many flowers in bloom, love the idea of gernamiums on stands. Love to see more pictures I never get fed up seeing garden photos especially when they are as nice as your Mums.
Good Luck with the driving test my DGD takes her theory tomorrow.

Hazel (UK)

Julie said...

Good Luck with the driving test next week

Delicate and just perfect, thats the only way to describe the little giftie you made

pat said...

beautiful work....lovely picture !
ciao Pat

Dovilė said...

red and white - classic!
your mum's and dad's garden is so cosy and beautiful:)

Karan said...

Sounds like we we came home at the right time & missed that weather. Hope it's improved now though. Such a shame I've missed the Fobbles exhibition, as I'd have loved to have seen it IRL. Another one for next year, hopefully! :0)
Hope all went well with the driving test.

Jeanne said...

Hoping you have some luck - great photos of your projects and gardens! Could you please send us over some rain....my skin is parched it hasn't rained in months at my house!

Anne S said...

Your latest finish is absolutely gorgeous! Love, love, love this one :D

marylin & poussy said...

Magnificent work bravo to you
Best regards marylin

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! My favorite color! Just love this!

greetings from Holland,
Ineke

Ariane20 said...

Très jolis accessoires de brodeuses et magnifique jardin!

lolly said...

WOW it's wonderful!!

lolly
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Stella Stitcher said...

You blog is sooooooo beautiful. I am not sure what I like better the gardens or the needlework, since both gifts are equally coveted. Oh, if I only had all the time in the world...

Stella

NIKY said...

Lovely garden, lovely stitching..you the best!

Denise said...

So long since we've heard from you,
I am beginning to wonder 'are you well?' or, perhaps you are on holiday?!!
Wishing you well and hope you are back soon...

Nelli said...

Beautiful !

Thé Framboises said...

All these pictures are so beautiful! It is a pleasure to walk through here ...

Heidi said...

So pretty! What a great garden as well!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi, Su! So good to see your blog again after some time being away from blogging. You do such wonderful work and I love hearing how you are. Love and hugs, Deb

NatQuebec said...

you have a lovely blog and make wonderful things ! congrats.

Heather said...

WOW Su. I've just been reading back on your blog to where I last read (over a year ago now, sorry ).

Now you've got your bedroom and living room etc looking so beautiful, it's time to come here and totally transform my house ;)

You've done some wonderful stitching too, completely puts me to shame.

marylin & poussy said...

What a magnificent embroidery!
Bravo to you
Best regards marylin

marylin & poussy said...

That of beautiful things on your blog
Good continuation to you, all my marylin friendship France

Marylin /Poussy said...

very lovely !

A young hello to you in passing,
A good day
Best regards marylin

ChrisTea said...

The garden is beautiful! You can post as many pictures of it as you would like as far as I'm concerned. I've always admired your stitching, too. It's just so perfect!

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