Sunday, 26 April 2009

Reveal Day - April

Yes it's the back end of the month once more (where has the time gone?!) so it's Reveal Day for the Monthly Challenge over at JA/S&S Forum. Yay! Once again the album has lots of lovely pieces to see, with a variety of finishes and a gorgeous rainbow of colours - it's always such a pleasure to see them all and it's why I really look forward to the reveal. :0)

The choice this month was any design from the freebies available over at A Mon Ami Pierre. You may get a slight feeling of deja vu when you see which one I chose to stitch:

  • Design: Heart Stitcher
  • Designer: Dessin - A Mon Ami Pierre, internet freebie
  • Fabric: 32ct Zweigart Murano - Ivory
  • Thread: DMC 816
  • Finish: a pinkeep

Yes, it goes with the floss tag which was sent off to a new home with Barb (no blog). I just had to stitch this piece again to go with it, as a thank you for the gorgeous scissor fob and thread she very kindly gave me....... it's lovely to know that Barb liked it and it's joined her growing collection of sewing accessories. :0)

The fabric shown in the pic is the one used to back the pinkeep........ slight deja vu again, as it's another one from the Leafy Glade Autumn Collection pack bought from The Cotton Patch.

Well this weekend has been every bit as busy as expected. Saturday we managed to go back to the kitchen showroom and speak to the designer. We had to have a rethink on the finish as we couldn't get the style we wanted in a wood-look finish but reckon the one we picked on Saturday will be much better. The designer took a copy of our kitchen plan and made notes of our preferences etc and will be doing a basic plan and quote which should be with us in around a weeks time, so that's starting to move forward. After that we drove home to drop the car off then popped down the street to do a few errands and get a bit of shopping done, then home to put it away and have dinner. We then got a few gardening jobs done, including mowing the lawn, to get them out of the way before the first of the predicted rain shows up.

Today (Sunday) we went to the Holistic Health Fair, as planned, and it's been a very good day but I shall write more about that on my other blog another time. Am quite tired tonight and need to get off to bed because we have another early start in the morning: it would have been my Dad's 76th birthday tomorrow, then Tuesday is the anniversary of his passing, so we are going over to Rosehill to lay some flowers. Unfortunately we won't be able to spend the rest of the day with my DSis as we have to be back because Virgin Media decided they were sending a techie round that afternoon to change the faulty set top box. We decided not to alter it, as who knows when they would get around to coming to do it if we did that........ and it was bad enough waiting a fortnight for them to bring the new modem!

Christine: many thanks for telling me the name of the butterfly, which was confirmed by Redwitch. In case anyone is wondering: it's a Speckled Wood butterfly........ yes, a decidedly unexciting name for something so pretty.

Thank you for visiting. Hope you all had as enjoyable a weekend as we had and that you have a good week ahead. :0)


Miss 376 said...

What a lovely finish, the colour is beautiful. Hope today goes ok for you

Christine said...

Beautiful stitching and finish on your challenge piece. I chose that one too, its a lovely design

Sally said...

Beautiful finish Karan:)

Julie said...

Beautiful pinkeep, how clever to make it a set for Barb.

Mylene said...

What a lovely pinkeep, Karan. Well done!!

Siobhan said...

Beautiful, beautiful finish! I love the thread color.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing!