Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

So what do you think to this weather we’re having?

I love the snow because it makes everything look pretty, but only when I don’t have to go out in it!

Actually, that’s not initially true because I love to walk in soft snow but I’m not the steadiest on my feet at the best of times so I try to avoid walking in it as much as possible.

BoJangles didn’t want to go out in it either this morning and is curled up in front of the radiator as I type. Mind you, that may have something to do with him feeling sorry for himself. He had to have an emergency trip to the vets last night because an abscess in his ear burst after having a ruck with another cat….the smell from his ear was disgusting.
They couldn’t do much because it was obviously very painful for him, so two injections, a tablet and a bill for £50 odd later we came back home armed with antibiotics to be given every night. He’s a bit better today but has to go back on Friday to have it cleaned up because he wouldn’t let them do it yesterday……..that should be fun!

Now then, it’s Wednesday so that means taking a photo of what’s on my desk at the moment.

It’s been so long since I’ve been able to stitch but over the last few weeks I’ve been working on a couple of panels for our Kid’s Company cushion project I stitch for. This morning I decided to get the iron out to run it over the finished panels before sending them out to Nicki to be made into fabulous cushions for the kids. I had second thoughts about getting the ironing board out though, just incase I was tempted into doing the rest of my ironing.

So on my craft table today you can see a big fluffy bath towel, the iron and the two panels.

Well, you’ve seen what I’ve been up to this morning, so why not take a picture of what’s on your work desk and pop over to Julie’s Blog and leave a message so we can all come and have a nosey.

While I’m talking about stitching I’ll show you a few other bits I finished earlier last year.

As soon as I saw the chart for this in one of the stitching magazines I knew I had to stitch it as a birthday present for Nicki, especially as she’s spent an awful lot of time in the sewing room making up the 235 cushions she’s put together for the project so far. I changed the colour of the background to match her walls and added the Daisy panel because she has one hanging down the side of one of her cupboards.

Here’s another project I knew I had to stitch as soon as I saw it, this time for my friend Sharon’s birthday. She has a love for Santorini, in Greece, so this was perfect for her.

Now onto a few of the other cushion panels for Kids Company that I've stitched recently.

Well, thanks for stopping by on this cold and snowy Wednesday afternoon.

x x x


Wipso said...

There are some beautiful sewn pictures on your blog today Sue. We, as a family, used to do a lot of cross stitch and our eldest daughter [then aged 10] was commisioned to do two cross stitch pictures one for our local church and one for a linked church in Sarasota, USA to commemorate a linked bell ring between the two churches. We have since been over to Sarasota to see it hanging in the church and were all spoiled rotten.
A x

Julia Dunnit said...

Very wise woman - not to get the ironing board out - I bow toyour wisdom! You've been very busy! My favourtie is the Santorini, because I'm wistful for views and sunshine!

LadyBug said...

Beautiful sewing!!! I love the greek scene I haven't picked mine up for years. Scraping has taken over for me.

Chrissie said...

Wonderful stuff Sue. I really enjoyed my visit. Thanks!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Those 2 panels are really lovely, well they all are :) I love the Santorini one too - I've been there :)
Anne x

Linda Elbourne said...

Thanks so much for sharing Sue ... you uber talented sewing lady you!

Pam said...

Your cushions are fab, I love the one with the bunny rabbit and the butterfly one.

Hugs Pam

Kaz said...

Wow Sue, those stitching projects are fab! So neat and funky.

You must be mad to think you'd be tempted to do the ironing.

Fingers crossed for Friday xx

Susie Sugar said...

Oh Sue you have been sew busy !!! sorry !! lol
they all look lovely my fav is the bunny sniffing the tulip its sooo sweet
your garden looks lovely and unspoilt unlike mine after Woody has been out there with John the snowman !!
Keep warm darling
Hugs Susie xx

Linby said...

so as well as making scrummy cupcakes you x-stitch! I love your work and would like to do the sewing machine and the wonky scene -got a free pattern for another one somewhere. I haven't picked up my needle since June - oh well - soon!

SharonL said...

Hey Sue ((hug)))
Thought I would stop by to check out on any stitching that you may have put up - and there is my totally wonderful Santorini stitching. Ladies, it is even more wonderful in the "flesh". It has pride of place in our hallway,. so is seen by everyone that visits our home.
Sue, what is that BoJangles like? he is rapidly using up his lives, daft cat :)
All of your sewing is beautiful and even more so that you have had some many serious problems las year with your eyes ... when you look back Sue and see what you achieved regardless - the human spirit is a strong thing.
Much love and hugs, as always .. Shal. xx