Saturday, 20 June 2009

An update on Anne #2

Today I finished another page of my Anne book - I need to get going on this as I want to exhibit it in the Embroiderers Guild Annual Exhibition in September! Anyway I'm up to P now - remembering with pleasure as I stitch this how Anne longed for a dress with puffed sleeves! While stitching this I have been 'rereading' the book by listening on my ipod. The language may be oldfashioned but I can still cry when Matthew dies, again when Anne gives up college to stay with Marilla and shed a veritable Niagara of joyful tears when Gilbert and Anne are reunited. Ah - now I need to download the next book!
I've also done my June ornament for the 2009 Christmas Ornament challenge. Taking my ideas from someone else (I can't remember on whose blog I saw this) I beaded the letters and am really pleased with the result. This one goes to a friend as part of her Christmas gift and as she doesn't have a computer or see my blog I am safe showing off!! I stitched this one on 28 count cashel linen with DM 814 and Mill Hill seed beads.
Tonight I am off the Junior and Michelle's Engagement party - congratulations to you both.


  1. I love the addition of the beads. I have the chart also, and like you, I don't know where I got it.

    Ann is adorable.

  2. The puffed sleeves look great and I really like your little ornament finish, congrats. CJ ok;-)

  3. Your ornament is gorgeous! I may just have to steal your idea of using the beads.

  4. Beautiful work, it is so pretty this ornament.

  5. Your ornament looks wonderful! The beads compliment and complete it. I'm sure your friend will love it!

    What book was this you were 'reading' on your ipod?

  6. You have been doing some really lovely stitching, lately. I like both the ornaments and the basket band.