Tuesday, June 28, 2016

F is for FINN

 We welcomed a new member of the family a week ago, after two granddaughters and an eighteen year gap I now have a grandson, Finn Hagen Westfield, for parents Barryn and Jackie he is their first child. A bit special as it has been 48 years since the last male member of our Westfield family was born and that was Barryn.  Now I know the baby's name I have started stitching an Annie cloth baby blanket first completed letter last night. The alphabet is from a chart that has sat in the stash for many years..a Lorri Bingham Design, Benji Bunny Alphabet.
I will meet our wee man this weekend when they call to collect me and take me throught to Wellington with them for a few days.

My other celebration is my blog anniversary, it is now seven years since notes became shared through a blog previously they had been written for the guild newsletter, starting shortly before we made the move down here to Stratford in 2001. I enjoy very much all your comments on what I share each posting, thank you, and as much as I would like to stitch something for all of you that would take more time than I could possibly find so would you like to go in the draw for this.....

This pretty box is really gold in colour the sheen bounced off the camera hence the pale shade. Inside will be an item stitched specially for the winner of the lucky draw.  To be in the draw leave a comment on this posting and tell me too your favourite colour so I can stitch it in a colour that I know will please the lucky winner.

Thank you all for being my blogging friends

Sunday, June 12, 2016


My secret squirrel project is finished and left by courier it will be a few weeks before I can share the photos..   I have not yet stitched my fob for June but there is still time, however I have finished stitching my piece for the guild challenge. The challenge this year was to do a letter of the alphabet in any embroidery technique we wished as long as it fitted into a 10cm square.
 My letter is cut from a piece of raw silk (once a skirt and I have used so many piece from it over the years) it is outlined with a brown silk and mounted on a piece of lovely mottled linen....
. Here it is in the very early stages! The little rabbit is stump work.

In this photo the colour is more true.....and I was pleased with the way it was coming along.

French knots, needle weaving for the leaves and very small copper bead caps for flowers completed the design and it is finished ready for mounting on a piece of cardboard.

Its is almost time for my blog anniversary, watch out for my next posting for more news on this.
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