Tuesday, 29 June 2010

A finish, a start and flowers!


After missing the deadline to complete I resisted the temptation to toss this aside and spent my week-end finishing it off. It is such a cute design. I think it would be great finished off framed with school type buttons around a mount board.




I started this a few weeks ago to help keep my sanity during the run up to Prom. The chart is Willow House by BBD that was very kindly given to me by my dear friend Corinna. Keep an eye on my posts as I will be passing forward the chart when I am finished. As usual I am stitching it with threads from my stash and as anyone who has already stitched it will notice I have made it into a portrait piece instead of landscape. I am loving stitching this and wish I could work on it all the time but I need to do an exchange piece, a challenge piece and a few gifts. I really shouldn;t moan at least my stitching mojo is intact..lol.









We have had some wonderful sunny weather recently and it sure has helped the flowers in our garden. Roses are one of my favourite flowers and I have these four growing under my living-room window. Hubby Ian actually thought that the winter weather had killed them off , how wrong was he, they are just gorgeous.
My pots that I filled a few weeks ago are really coming along as well.








Hugs and happy stitching to everyone out there in blogland!

33 comments:

Michelle said...

Cute finish! Great start on the BBD. Your flowers are all beautiful!

Sadie said...

Lovely finish :-) Love your new start too, such pretty colours.
Your roses are really blooming! Gorgeous

Ranae said...

Cute apple finish
Love the BBD start.
Your flower garden is gorgeous

Deb said...

That is a sweet apple finish. And I really like your BBD start - their designs are so wonderful. And your flower are absolutely gorgeous!

Annie said...

The apple is so sweet. That teacher doesn't know what she missed! But I'd keep it for myself if I were you. it's so adorable.

What gorgeous flowers! You took some great photos!

Missy aka Birdy said...

Wonderful Apple finish and your Roses are stunning!!

hugs
-missy-

Erna said...

Great finish and your roses are gorgeous, I can almost smell them
Hugggggs
Er

Jules said...

Beautiful stitching and flowers!

corinna said...

lainey
i love the flowers
must get it in gear and take pics and post here
also the bbd design as a portrait piece-fantastic, looking forward to seeing it progress
and the teacher piece is a winner
am currently knitting slowly on sweater-slowly being the key word
smiles
c

Dee said...

I love the color threads you chose for Willow House.

Those little yellow flowers were called "Ladies' Purse" when I was a little girl. What do you call them?

Meadows08 said...

Lovely finish and WIP and beautiful flowers! Will you pass some of your stitchy-mojo my way please???

Meari said...

Adorable finish! And your flowers are beautiful!!

Shari said...

that finish is adorable!!!!!! Congrats on sticking to it!!! It is great. Love all of your flower pictures. Beautiful!!!!!

cuori e perline said...

Wonderful, wonderful sweet apple !
And the roses are lovely! I love them..
Hug from Italy
Annamaria

Bette said...

Your finish is so cute. Don't you just love love BBD? I don't think I've found one yet that I dislike. And your flowers are beautiful. I just love roses.

Carol said...

I love your new start--I imagine it would be so hard to stop working on it in order to stitch your other projects!

Lovely, lovely flowers--I am surprised that our 4 feet of snow this winter didn't damage our flowers, too. Instead, they look better than ever :)

Ingrid said...

Cute finish and start Lainey !Very nice pictures of your flowers, the roses are very beautiful!

Nicola said...

I love your finish! The roses are spectacular!

Edit said...

I just love the apple finish! It is such a great idea, a great design and a beautiful stitching! For sure there will be another opportunity and another teacher will be very happy with it! Your flowers are also beautiful! :)

About the photos of Heathers prom, in Hungary there is something similar. Every class in their last year of school learn a dance with the help of a dance teacher. It can be anything from waltz to disco. Then there is kind of a school ball, with all the parents and relatives and friends invited. The kids perform their dances, and afterwards, most often parents can also dance a waltz or something similar with their kids. It is a nice event. Students also receive a ribbon that they wear afterwards on their coats. It has the years when they started and when they finished secondary school. They wear it until the end of the school year or so.

Best wishes,
Edit

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Love that teachers' finish :)

carol fun said...

Congrats on finishing the teacher piece-- what an adorable apple. I will be keeping an eye on the progress of the BBD Willow House piece- I love this one and it is on my looooongg list of pieces I want to stitch.

Your roses are stunning! I have a couple of english rose bushes in my garden and they are my favorites . Thanks for showing these pictures.

Happy stitching and gardening!

♥ Nia said...

Flowers so pretty!! Love that last vase, with little and colorfull flowers :)

Your finish looks adorable! I like your idea of adding the buttons ;)

There's mail on its way for you!! :D

Heidi said...

What beautiful flowers! I just posted photos of my Edith Holden rose on my other blog. It seems this year that some things are blooming better than ever after the nice cold winter we had in Holland. Have you found that there too?

I love the idea of the apple for a teacher with all the kids signing the matt. And yours has turned out just beautiful!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

pat said...

very beautiful and elegant
Pat

Christina said...

I love the apple finish - as a teacher myself, I would love to receive this from one of my pupils! Your Precious Moments ornament is lovely, I remember going through a phase of stitching nothing but Precious Moments charts!

Patty C. said...

Nice work :)
Flowers are beautiful - I just love roses

Cole said...

Your teacher's gift is very sweet! I had the best of intentions, bought the charts but ran out of time!

Beautiful flowers :)

Sally said...

Lovely finish and a very pretty new start. Those BBD designs are just gorgeous.

Your flowers are so pretty.

Annette said...

Wow what a beautifull finish I so love the design...
Lovely flowers you have in the garden...

Siobhan said...

Wonderful finish, and I love your BBD start! They are such fun designs, I've always loved that particular sampler so will enjoy watching your progress. Love the flower pics!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on sticking with that teacher piece despite not making the deadline, it does look adorable!

Wow your roses are just awesome!

Lois said...

Lovely finish and I love your BBD start. Such gorgeous summer colours. Your roses are beautiful as are the other flowers.

Mylene said...

A cute apple finish!

WOW! Love your flower pictures! They are simply gorgeous!!