Monday, 23 February 2009

Another Reveal

It was Reveal Day for the JA/S&S February Monthly Challenge at the weekend. This time the choice was any of the freebie designs available on the Elisa's Passions site. This is what I stitched:

Design: Coeur Petites Roses de Mai
Designer: Elisa's Passions
Fabric: Polstitches 32ct Stormy Skies
Thread: Carrie's Creations Twinkle
Stitched 1 over 1
Finish: Floss Ring Tag

Once again there are lots of lovely pieces to see in the album - it's a real inspiration to see the different choices and finishes that all the ladies have made. I love Reveal Day. :0)

Here's a close up view of the front of the tag:

That silver floss ring, along with it's buddies, was the finishing item I was searching high and low for, couldn't find and thought they'd permanently disappeared into The Safe Place. Thankfully the Angel of Lost Property finally took pity on me and they were found: hiding in the bottom of the carrier bag I brought them home in! I think I'm losing the plot!!

Here's a view of the back of the tag:

That rose was stitched 2 over 2. Here's a closer view:

You may get a feeling of deja vu with the fabric and thread: I used them for the January JA/S&S Challenge, the Celtic blackwork design. Just love that combination of colours and may have to stitch a larger monochrome piece in them at some point. :0)

On Sunday we didn't get to Wickes as there wasn't time - DH was still a little fragile after the karting session on Saturday so wasn't rushing to go out shopping. LOL He was pleased he made the effort in the end though as we not only got the food we wanted in Aldi, he also found a large hobby knife box set for his workshop at a very good price. We also popped to Wilkinson's afterwards to stock up on tubs of fat seed balls for the garden birds - they are now the cheapest place to buy them from. We also came away with a few other bits and some sample pots of paint to try in the living room - it desperately needs redecorating......... actually, so does most of the house!

Sunday night I concentrated on trying to finish the ornie for the Christmas Ornie Challenge at JA/S&S Forum. It's a cute design but I'm not enjoying stitching it at all - it's on aida, real horrible stiff stuff that came in the kit. So wish I'd swapped it for a hand dyed evenweave but it's too late now as all the cross stitching is done - just the backstitching to do, then the finishing. Fingers crossed, I should get it all completed before the end of the month...... though cutting it fine again.

Today has been my usual jobs day, though I've had to take everything a bit slower due to having a flare-up of the bursitis in my right knee. Thankfully, so far, it's nowhere near as severe as the first bout I had on holiday last year - enough to slow me down though. Just call me Hop-along Karan! LOL Alex came for a natter after she'd finished work and it was good to have a catch-up with her. Tonight DS is out at the Guild Room but he's not taking part in the rehearsal due to still being in pain from the knock he had on Saturday - he's organising another social event and wanted to finalise the details. This event won't be as lively as the karting: it's back to a gentler pace with a meal out at a local Italian restaurant. LOL

Right I'd best be off and get on with that backstitching if that ornie is ever to be finished in time....

Hope you all had a very good weekend. Thank you for taking the time to visit and for all the kind comments. :0)


Miss 376 said...

I love the floss tag. You're not as bad as my mum was for losing things. She lost her purse for days, we searched high and low and couldn't find it until we had to take a loaf of bread out of the freezer-her purse was inside the bag in the freezer!

Anonymous said...

Great floss tag!!Love it!!

Julie said...

Super challenge finish, did you use your new 'cropodile'?

Lynn said...

Lovely floss tag Karan! Thanks for the link too, I've found a lovely design for my friends birthday :)

Sally said...

Beautiful floss tag Karan. Very pretty colour you chose for it.

Love the heart shaped finished for the challenge blog. I need to perfect this shape!

Christine said...

Lovely floss tag Karan. LOL at the floss rings being in the bag, at least you hadn't thrown it out. I once put a carton of milk in the carrier bag cupboard and then put the empty carrier in the fridge, so you've got a way to go to catch up with me ;D

Clare - Aimetu said...

What a great floss ring tag - as for losing things mmmmm no comment LOL

Anonymous said...

your floss tag is lovely, glad you found the book rings. I sometimes loose stitchy things, because when i buy anything I stash it away before DH can see it LOL

Angela said...

Love the floss tag.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That's a pretty finish.

Sheilasembroidery said...

A lovely finish and a great idea,it makes such a pretty picture