Friday, August 28, 2009

Project up date - signature blocks for Lady of Steeles

This is the project I took on vacation with me. The intent was to get all 26 done. I have 15 of the celtic knots finished and the rest are on hold till we get our new numbers sent to us. We have some people dropping out and the possibility of new ones being added.
I'll put my signature in the knots and then put the project to one side for a few weeks.
I'm in a mood to return to Cirque des Carreaux for the next week. Time to drag out the colors and see what matches my bedspread :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

One of my older projects

I stitched this a few years ago and gifted it to my parents. They have it hanging in their stair well so please excuse the darkness of the photo.
I took photographs of some other pieces while I was there and will share that with you in later posts.

Friday, August 14, 2009

With friendship and love

To all you sweet angels out there who lighten and brighten the lives of those in need.
I know a number of people locally, at a distance and on-line who have serious issues in their lives. I have been greatly impressed by the compassion extended toward them, so to all of you a gift of a rose breaking into full beauty.
This is my way of sharing the award that Micki extended to myself and some others. Hope you are okay with that Micki and that your current health issue will improve.

Everything Jane Austen Challenge - #1 completed

During our 3 weeks in Britain we had the opportunity to visit a number of castles, stately homes and manors courtesy of our Royal Oak Foundation family membership pass.
Two of the houses we visited are featured in "Pride and Prejudice" -Sudbury Hall and Lyme Park. Both were used to re-create parts of Pemberley, Lyme Park for the exterior and lake, Sudbury for interiors.
We also drove round Bath where Jane Austen lived for a while but could not find a parking spot to stop and walk.
We bought two books about the filming of Jane Austen novels for TV and movies and should be finished with them soon. Very interesting.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

We are back from our vacation

We had a fabulous time in Britain. "Babette" got in on some of the pictures and hopefully they have turned out okay. I'll post them later.

We visited a couple of stately homes featured in "Pride and Prejudice" and saw the exhibit of costumes for "The Duchess". I should have an overview of week 3 of our visit posted to our family blog sometime today or tomorrow.

I was able to get some hand embroidery done. I took the blocks for the Lady of Steeles signature block exchange and got about 12 done.