Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Time Warp

Hello all! So, it's official. I've moved out of the house I spent seven years doing a heck of a lot of growing up in. I did get a bit sentimental in the days prior to moving, but not sad. I know I'm moving up to bigger and better things, as are my parents.
Despite all the madness that packing and moving brings, I'm pleased to announce I have a finish to share! Hurrah! Here's LHN's Schoolgirl Lessons in all her glory . . .

I stitched this on 25ct rose pink fabric (gifted from Terri) with Sampler Threads Dark Chocolate. It took two skeins in the end, so there was a brief pause in stitching activity whilst I ordered another one. Yes, a couple of other things may have fallen into the basket too :) Nothing too exciting, just a couple more over dyes that I am becoming dangerously addicted to. I blame Peggy Lee for sending me a beautiful stash of them! LOL
I don't know how I'm going to finish this one yet, maybe a flat finish.

Now here's something of interest. During the long process of packing up the house, we came across numerous forgotten treasures. This one was my favourite . . .

It's a cross stitched piece made by my Dad! Unfortunately, it has no date on it, but Dad said he stitched it in primary school. Isn't it fitting for the recent royal celebrations? 

I'm currently living with Lawrence and his family, who have very generously allowed me to stay. As well as working, I'm getting a few hours of stitching in from time to time. And at the end of the week, we've got this years Summer Ball! How exciting! I can't wait to share pictures of my lovely new dress.
Best wishes to all,


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Chris said...

I hope that everything with your move is settled soon.
The LHN finish looks great,lovely fiber and fabric choice.
What a treasure! the piece your Dad stitched is so sweet :)

Anonymous said...


Hope your move goes well.
Congratulations on your finish, it's great. I love over-dyes too.

I love the stitching that your Dad did - what a great find!

Peggy Lee said...

Bekca...your LHN piece is beautiful. I love the color thread and linen. Can't wait to see how you finish it.

That is so cool that you found the piece your dad stitched years ago. What a treasure. I wish they still taught young children how to do this in school. I'm afraid it's becoming a lost art.

Can't wait to see pics of your summer dress!

Carol said...

Oh, Bekca, I know just how you feel having just held the estate sale this past weekend at my childhood home. Closing the door and walking away from that house was one of the hardest days of my life. I'm so happy you're living with Lawrence's family and looking forward to this new chapter in your life. I know it will be a good one :)

Love your latest finish and I so look forward to hearing all about the Summer Ball!

dixiesamplar said...

What a lovely finish, Becka! Love the brown on pink effect...reminds me of dark chocolate and raspberry candy :o) And your dad's piece is adorable; what a special treasure for you to have found.

Hope things continue to go well with your move...and enjoy your Summer Ball; it sounds like a lot of fun.

Looking forward to the dress pics!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Love the stitching by your Dad. Hope you enjoy your summer ball.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Moving can sometimes be hard, but then you get to a point in your life where you've done it enough times that you're not attached to the home but welcoming the new adventure it brings.

Great finish! Congratulations!

Sarah said...

Lovely finish with gorgeous colours! I'm sure all the changes will be good in the long run, sounds like you know that too :)

Catherine said...

Sounds like things are going so well for you Becka. I hope you are settling in well! Love your finish and how wonderful that you have the piece your dad made! It's adorable!

Lynn said...

I know how difficult it must have been leaving your home but then again it's the start of a new adventure!

I love the piece that your Dad stitched! How wonderful to have such a keepsake.

Love your Schoolgirl finish! It looks fabulous!