Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Some new ornaments

Hi everyone, I haven't done a lot of stitching but I did manage to stitch a few ornaments in the past month. The blue celtic square I actually started stitching it in the Fort Lauderdale airport while waiting for our return flight. The Joy design was a delight to stitch and so very easy to do that I decided to stitch it on the gold and silver aida as well. I found it fascinating that even though I used the same silks, the background fabric made a big difference.

The design is from the Heart in Hand Needleart Collection entitled Inspiration: Joy; the silks are from Victoria Clayton and the aida is Charles Craft.

Take care, Louise

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hello again

Hi everyone, I am so sorry to have such a long time between posts but I have had a bit of a rough time. My surgery was a success but then I developed an infection in the incision and have been on heavy duty antibiotics since. I haven't felt like doing a lot so I have spent a lot of time watching TV and basically snoozing and letting the body recuperate! Today I managed to do a load of laundry - sounds exciting I know - whohoo. As for stitching, well, to be honest I haven't managed to do very much. However I did contact the 3 designers that were aboard the stitching cruise and they have all given me permission to stitch and sell their designs. While I am on the subject, I must be a little blunt here (please forgive me) but I want to make it clear that I have received permission from the designers and this does not mean you have the same permission. If you want to stitch someone's design and sell it for charity, you will have to contact them yourself and get written permission from them. I am sorry if this sounds extremely rude but I want to give the designers their credit and to make sure that we respect their copyrights. Thank you for being so understanding. I must go and update the list of designers. Until the next time, I hope that you all stay healthy, and have plenty of time to stitch.

Hugs and kisses

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I'm back from the cruise

Hi everyone, my friends and I are back from the cruise, I had an absolutely wonderful time. I enjoyed meeting some wonderful designers and some fabulous stitchers. I will post more about that later and I will update my designer link page.
I also met a wonderful family from Costa Rica when I went swimming with the stingrays and the dolphins. Their two little girls made the experience even more enjoyable, seeing the wonderment, the awe and their joy on their faces - gotta love it. I think I have another couple of munchkins (my term of endearment for little kids that I love) in my life now. Swimming with the dolphins was a dream come true for me - something I have wanted to do since I was a little girl. They are so beautiful and to be able to touch them was fantastic. Pépé and Luna (the dolphins) gave everyone kisses and rides - how fabulous is that!

This is just a short note to say hello and that I will be incommunicado for a while again, I am having some surgery tomorrow so it will be at least next week before I am on the Internet again. Until then, take care of yourselves