Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Despite the weather . . .

. . . I know today is going to be a good day. I'm heading over to Glastonbury to spend a couple of nights with my parents. The best thing is, my sister is going to be there too! We haven't been together the whole family since January, so as you can imagine, I'm very much looking forward to it :)
I just thought I'd drop in with some stitching updates before I set off on the trains. I finished my sister's Hippo design. Oh dear, what an adventure this project was.

If the design look uneven in the picture, that's because it is. Oh my lovely sister, she clearly didn't have the patience for stitching, and I can just hear her saying "that will do" as she attempted to finish it. I have done the best I could, but she had six stitches where there should have been only two, or three rows instead of just one. Ah me, this was tricky, but at least it's done and ready to be transformed into an ornament :)

Farmhouse on the other hand is coming along a treat! Two out of the eight surrounding animals are complete, now it's onto the chickens :) I so enjoy settling down to my stitching nest and working on this one. It's going to be wonderful when it's finally up on display.

A close up of my finished horse and foal. The stitching itself is quite simple, mostly block colour on aida, but there is just so much of it!

I hope you're all having a lovely week. Me and my suitcase may have to battle through the elements to get to Glastonbury, but I know it will be worth it when I get there :)
Best wishes,


Elisa said...

Farmhouse is looking fantastic....enjoy your time with your family xx

Cath said...

Great progress on Farmhouse. You've done a good job on fixing the hippo too. It looks fab .X

Emma Lenton said...

I can't see anything wrong with the hippo, so you've done a great job! The farmhouse is coming along beautifully.

I hope you have fun with your family!

Catherine said...

Enjoy the time with your family!! Your stitches look great!!

Carol said...

Lovely stitching, Bekca and a good save on your sister's piece :)

Hope your family get together is fun! I just had all three of my sons home this past weekend--the first time we've been together since Christmas!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching. Have a great time with your family.

Lynn said...

Beautiful stitching Bekca! Your sister is going to love that darling little hippo.
I hope you enjoyed your time with your family.

Astrids dragon said...

The hippo as a joint effort looks great, she's a cutie! How wonderful to have family time.

I LOVE your farmhouse and look forward to seeing all the animals with it.