Monday, 20 June 2011

A Double Happy Dance

I said I was close to a finish, and ta-dah! Here it is . . . (sorry about the wrinkly picture, I was in a rush to show it off!)

So this is my first every LHN piece I have completed and I loved it. The keen eyes amongst will have already spotted that I changed the last line from "Of softly buzzing bees" to "Of whispering trees." I do hope Diane Williams won't mind, but the truth is, I hate the sound of buzzing bees, it honestly frightens me. So I thought I'd change it for something that relevant to me and that's what stitching is all about :)
I can't wait to do another LHN design and I've already got several of my wish list ready to order soon. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to stitch next. I think I'm going to get my drama exam out the way and then enjoy a proper good rummage in my stash.
In other news, I've inherited another treasure! Look at these beauties . . .

I've been pinching my mum's fabric scissors whenever I need them so I think she's relieved that I now own my own pair. We can't tell how old they are but they are still sharp as razors and I'm glad they come with a very nice leather protector. A strange tip for you now. My mum put in a couple of bars of unopened soap into my sewing box and its replaced the aged musty smell with a fresh new one! Just a handy hint in case you need it :)
My drama exam is in two days, then I've got a couple of dinner to celebrate end of exams and I'm going shopping for my Summer Ball dress! You can see a picture of last year's dress here.
I've caught up on all the lovely blogs I follow and you certainly have all been busy. I can't wait for long summer days when I can be that busy with my stitching.
Best wishes,

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Teresa said...

Love your first LHN. I too would rather hear the trees instead of bees. You are too cute in last year's ball picture, can't wait to see this years.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Peggy Lee said...

Bekca I am SO GLAD to see you back here again! I've been so caught up in my own funk that I'm afraid I haven't been a very good blogger.
I just love your latest finish. It's beautiful! I really like the way you changed the wording in the LHN piece...very creative of you.
It's going to be hard to top that beautiful dress of last year....can't wait to see pictures of it. You are a lovely young lady!

Sarah said...

Love last years dress! Hope you manage to find something just as good (or even better) for this year!

Your LHN finish is so sweet, I love the wording change. Are you going to frame it?

Good luck for your last exam!


Deborah said...

Love the LHN finish! Your changes are wonderful.

Barbara said...

Bekca, I cannot wait to see the dress for this years ball. You and your date looked so beautiful last year. Be sure to post a pic so we can all see how gorgeous you are.

Carol said...

YAY!! Your LHN piece is gorgeous, Bekca! Congratulations...

Good luck on your Drama exam and enjoy your summer ball--are you going with the same young man? Can't wait to see the photos--having no daughters, I really enjoy seeing everyone's prom and ball gowns :)

Karoline said...

Congratulations on your finish, it's lovely.

Good luck with your final exam.

Lynn said...

Congrats on your first LHN finish! I'm sure it won't be your last. Nature's Beauty is just wonderful and I love the changes you made to it.

Catherine said...

Congrats on your finish!!