Sunday, 30 May 2010

A little week-end Stitching!









Well I just made it with this one. As most of you know I am way behind on my stitching at the moment. This little owl is May's design for my monthly SAL with Elaine. I'm not too happy with his eyes so I might change them. But I am just glad to get him finished on time. I've also finished a piece I was stitching to include in my give-away package that Siobhan won. Hopefully it will be winging its way to Ireland later this week. What is a girl to do next, now there is a question..





I got a lovely surprise package a few weeks ago from Erna, thank-you so much my dear friend. Isn't that dutch fabric just gorgeous and the ribbons are so pretty, I can;t wait to use them both. My cup has been well used already as I am a bit of tea Jenny and those napkins are too pretty for food crumbs. I think I might use them instead as gift paper to wrap up something nice.








I am delighted to say that the second package I sent to the States a few weeks ago has safely arrived. My friend Elaine and her daughter Amy chose this selection of photographs from my hubby Ians website. Elaine is mad about Owls so she is delighted with these two and the street scene is Culross on the east coast. The mountain scene is Glencoe and the castle is Dunrobin , both in the Highlands. We visited Dunrobin castle a few years ago while on holiday, it is definately my idea of a fairy castle, it was stunning.











Lastly these are a few pictures of some flowers that have started to bloom in my back garden. Now, don;t go thinking what a lovely garden I have, I daren;t show you the rest..lol. It is all a bit wild just now and badly needs weeding out. It is a Bank holiday here tomorrow I had booked it off hoping to have a nice relaxing day pottering about and stitching but Heather has her fitting for her Prom dress tomorrow. I was starting to panic as the Prom is only two weeks on Wednesday and there was no sign of her dress. Thankfully when I telephoned Friday morning they said it had arrived. Fingers crossed it all goes well and the alterations aren't too major. Hope everyone is having a good week-end. Hugs!

Forgot to mention Nia is having a wonderful give-away, please go check it out - http://caixinhadepirlimpimpim.blogspot.com/

19 comments:

Annette said...

What a cute little owl. Love the buttons on it.
And what a beautifull pictures...

Jules said...

Beautiful pictures and stitching! You're right about the eyes though. They need a little bit of darkness in them.

Bette said...

Your owl is really cute! And the pictures are gorgeous.

Michelle said...

The owl is so cute! All your pics are lovely.

cuori e perline said...

Elaine, the little owl is very nice, and all in your blog is beautiful!
(I love Scotland!!!!)
hi from Italy
Annamaria

Erna said...

Oh my sweet Lainey, thanks again for sharing Ian's pictures with us.It brings my Bonnie Scotland sooooo close.
And your garden is beautiful.Good luck with Heather's dress.
Big Hug
Er

natalie said...

That Dutch fabric is to die for! I have a spot in my heart for the Dutch after have so many of them as neighbors while we lived in Russia. The photos are lovely- I adore the castle at Dunrobin! I so want to go there someday. :)

Nicola said...

Oh, I love the owl!!!Just beautiful!

Catherine said...

What a cute owl!! I love the buttons you used!

Great gifts from Erna! Enjoy them!

Carol said...

What a sweet little owl!

Love all of the Dutch-themed gifts from Erna, Elaine--you're a lucky girl! Your husband's photography is very impressive as are your garden photos--love seeing everyone's flowers this time of year :)

Annie said...

That is just the cutest little owl. And I love all the pretty photos!

Ingrid said...

That owl is really cute Lainey and fabric with the Dutch design is super nice!

Mylene said...

The owl is just too cute and beautiful flowers you have at your garden.

Sally said...

The owl is so cute Elaine!

kimstitch3 said...

awww, I love owls and this is so darn cute.lol

Siobhan said...

Cute owl! I love the package you got from Erna. :) Beautiful photos, too!

shutterbug said...

I love the buttons you added to your owl! I never thought to do that with this design. Nice touch! I have the June design kitted up but haven't started it yet. Still looking for frames for my owl pictures so they aren't hanging on the wall yet. :p But they are sitting here where I can see them. :) Thanks again! I was thinking about Heather's prom the other day wondering if she had gone to it yet. Be sure to post pics cause I can't wait to see her in that dress! {{{Hugs}}}

corinna said...

cute hoot at the top of your post
as well as gorgeous owl photos per hubby

love the blog header pic as well

tea jenny--never heard of it
but i like it!

i hope things are a little brighter in spirit
and that the prom dress is a dream
smiles and hugs
corinna

Nicola said...

Wow, the photos are just lovely! Your husband has quite a talent! And the castle does look like a fairy tale!