Thursday, 2 August 2007

Serendipity etc:)

I finished up part 8 of Papillon Creations Serendipity last night so here is my piccie:) I couldn't for the life of me work out how to position one of the speciality stitches on this part so I ended up doing cross stitch instead, but I did do the smaller speciality stitches on it. I don't think my mind was quite on the job in hand last night. Having said that my concentration has not been good for a few weeks now:(

My second piccie is of my framed Heaven and Earth Designs Summer ACEO which I picked up from the framers yesterday. As always I am delighted with the job my framer did and his prices are really good. This piece was £14:)
I'm not quite sure where I'm going to hang her yet as I want somewhere I can hang all four of the set together. I need to win the lottery so I can have a bigger house! LOL!

Tonight I'll be getting HAED quick stitch Dragonette out again and will, hopefully, have her finished by the end of the week:) I have some fabric picked out and the threads sorted ready to add HAED quick stitch Girly Gothic to my rotation:)

We have had some lovely weather this week but it looks like we could get a shower or two later today. The girls and I have been on the beach this morning messing about. Jess and I were trying to push each other into the sea so Abi decided to sort us out and tried to lightly bang our heads together! Mmmmm she ended up hurting my neck! It gave a huge crunch and pain shot right up into my head:( Thankfully it is OK now and I don't think there is any more damage to what is already there. Phew! Why is it somebody always gets hurt when you're play fighting! Lol!

I was a bit peeved when a certain TV presenter/ writer etc wrote in his column in one of the Saturday newspapers that a certain government agency was government speak for KGB! My DH has worked for this particular agency for 2 1/2 years now and gets great satisfaction from doing the job he does. Of course he and his colleagues come in for some stick. He has had rude gestures made at him whilst on road checks etc from passers by, has a stab vest just in case, and has also taken a lot of verbal abuse but it does not deter him as he is helping get dangerous vehicles off the road. Mr TV Presenter would have something to moan about if they didn't do the job they do as there'd be more overweight wagons etc on the roads, more drivers who have gone over the hours they are allowed to drive and more unsafe vehicles on the road. I think the problem is that people do not know exactly what they do and just see them as more authority to rant at. Anyway rant over:)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week:) Thank you to everybody who commented on my stitcher's pocket. I loved stitching it and making it up:)

18 comments:

Hazel said...

Your serendipity looks great! Great price from the framers too. My framer is quite reasonable too but he doesnt do as good a job as your by the looks of it. xx

KarenV said...

Serendipity is looking beautiful :)

It's great when you find a good framer, isn't it? :)

Karen said...

lovely pictures Sally the framed one looks great .

Andrea said...

Serendipity is looking gorgeous, I just love the colours. Oh and your HAED is beautiful, the mount colour sets it off wonderfully.

Julie said...

WOW Summer looks stunning, i love the border mat colour, serendipity is fab too, wonder what will be in the middle ???
Enjoy the sunshine !!

Michelle said...

Congrats on Serendipity - it is beautiful! I love how you've framed Summer, and agree that hanging all four together would be beautiful! Looking forward to a finish on your Dragonette!!

Mindi said...

Fantastic framing job, it looks very classy. Serendipity is looking gorgeous in the colors you chose.

Sam said...

Serendipity is looking fab - such lovely colours, like blackberries and raspberries! Summer looks beautiful and what a bargain she was to get framed!

Juls said...

Your Summer ACEO is gorgeous!!! Love the framing! Glad your weather has ben better!

Michele said...

I just love how Serendipity is coming along .. the colors are gorgeous :) and your framed piece is lovely!

Dawn said...

Love summer the framing job is lovely! Quite a bit cheaper than my framer! To frame scarlet witch cost me £26! Love the colours in serendipity too :)

Itching To Stitch said...

Serendipity looks great. Summer ACEO is just awesome, what a beautiful framing job to add to such a beautiful stitching job ;)

Paula said...

Hi Sally, Serendipty looks great and I love the way Summer was framed its gorgeous, and very cheap too.
Looking forward to seeing your progress on girly gothic, that's going to be a gorgeous one.
Huggles and happy stitching...

stitchinfiend said...

Summer is gorgeous framed and I love your Serendipity. Hope your neck is much better now.

Lisa said...

Serendipity looks great, I'm waiting for the last part to be released before I decide to start it or not.
Summer is stunning framed! I just love the mat, it is perfect for the design.
And can't wait to see Dragonette finished, mainly so you can start Girly Gothic lol.

Ranae said...

Hi! Sally, The HHAEd framed piece is just gorgeous, love the colors.

stitcherw said...

Serendipity is looking wonderful. It is almost done now isn't it, just part 9 left in the center? Your HAED is lovely framed as well, what a fun set to do. Looking forward to seeing Dragonette, and also your start of Gothic Girl (I'm not familiar with that one).

I'm glad your neck is better, and hopefully the trouble for your DH is gone soon. I don't understand how some people can be so disrespectful of the various police and safety groups. These people are trying to help keep us safe, which you'd think people would want.
Sue

Stitchingranny said...

"dippy" is looking great Sally. I had an email from Yvonne yesterday and part 9 will be out the beginning of September - cant wait to find out what she is going to put in the middle.

Think I am going to bring my stuff to East Yorkshire to be framed, half the price and a far better job than I get here.