Beautiful spring weather we have been having here in the UK. Sunshine - at long last and even a bit of warmth to boot. These hyacinths were worrying me somewhat as they seemed to take ages to flower but flower they did and the scent was magnificent!
Anyway, onto this major, fantastic, happy dance ta daaaaa.... As some of you know, I was working on the John William Waterhouse piece, "I am Half Sick of Shadows" for some time before I asked my dad if he would like to have a go at it. The aim initially was that he would work on a page then I would work on a page and pass it to and fro to each other. My dad had other ideas and once he got going with it that was it! See here for the post where I first passed it onto my dad way back in 2008/2009 - just over 2 years ago!
Well, I am finally pleased to tell you that the piece is completed! It is amazing, stunning, beautiful and errr..... massive! Not sure how much this is going to cost to get framed but I reckon if I start saving now I might manage enough for 2020!!
Here's my dad proudly holding it up:
You can understand why he is laughing! And some more close ups...
So please raise your glass with me and join me in, well, my dad's happy dance!
Last weekend, I joined all the other lovely ladies from Needlecraft Haven in Nuneaton for our stitchy weekend. Tracy and I go up on the Friday and stay for two nights so we get loads of stitching done. I didn't end up taking any pictures this time but here is a little finish I did. It is a little repro from Margaret and Margaret called Sampler Sisters. It was a fun stitch to do.
I also worked quite a bit on Ann Taylor by Heartstring Primitives. This is so nice and easy to work on.
Since coming back, Tracy and I decided we would work on our HAEDS every Thursday together and last night was my first night back at it. I decided to work on the Fragile Heart SAL. Not much change but just starting to fill in all the gaps. Little by little this piece will get done. You can see Tracy's progress here.
Now, I haven't abandoned my hook either. I just can't seem to get enough time in the day to do all I want to do! But I started some Crochet Bunting which Bunny Mummy kindly gave the pattern for. Super easy and super quick. This will be for my blue bathroom. I will let you know when it is finished.
Well, that is all from me for now folks. I am going to be taking a little blogging/forum break for a while to recharge my batteries. I'll be back soon and as ever, thank you all for your beautiful comments.