Sunday, 6 June 2010

Hip Hip Hooray! A Happy Dance

Can you hear the cheers and the foot stomping? There are only three things left in my "unfinished" box and I have three pieces to take to Sarah the framer.
The ABCeDaire is finished. I see I started this on 30 July 2009 and finished it on 31 May 2010. No prizes for speed here but it is now complete. Along with it will go Quaker Row. This was started in February 2010 and was a much more speedy finish!

With two pages and the covers left of my Anne of Green Gables book, a "birthday kiss" to finish-finish for my niece-in-law, my coveted new start is no longer just a figment of my imagination. I won't mention the still waiting Queens Sweet Bag which has been in its unfinished state for nigh on three years :-)
But before that, I am stitching a "Christmas in July" ornament for The Crazy Exchange - this must be the nomenclature of the Northern Hemisphere because down here we say Mid-Winter Christmas. It sure is winter here but for us it will soon be the shortest day and we can start the countdown to summer.
Tomorrow is a public holiday when we celebrate the "official" birthday of Queen Elizabeth. There are some advantages to being a paid up member of the Commonwealth but this is our last public holiday until October so the cold hard cheerless days of winter go unrelieved by public holidays. Anyway let's be thankful for this holiday and Happy Birthday Ma'am


  1. Congratulations!
    Embroidery yours I really like!

  2. Wow! Fabulous finishes - they are beautiful!

  3. Wow stunning finish! Hey, how come you guys get a public holiday but here in the UK we don't????? Enjoy your day. x

  4. Congratulations, Margaret, for these 2 samplers, very nice !
    I am very proud of what you made with the abécédaire pattern, Thank you so much !

  5. Congratulations on your finishes Margaret, they are wonderful :-)

  6. Fantastic finishes Margaret! Cant wait to see them framed up.
    Hugs LISA V.

  7. Congrats Margaret on both of your happy dances...they turned out beautifully!

  8. Oh Margaret - I'm sure she is delighted with your good wishes. "One" does, you know! Your stitcheries are wonderful - cheers to you!

  9. Congratulations on two beautiful finishes. It must be very satisfying to know there are so few items in the unfinished box.