Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Glamour Puss-Not

I finally found my way to the post office this week, so there are little bits of cross stitch making their way around the globe. To everyone that is expecting something, I am so sorry for the delay.

I did make a start on the mail art envelope too. That is, I got as far as cutting out the fabric. When I went to get the threads for it, I found I didn't have all that was needed. This left me in a bit of a quandary as to what to do next. I must have spent about 10 minutes walking in circles trying to decide.

I eventually decided to get out the honeysuckle cushion and work on that rather than start something new. I have managed to stitch the first berry and have gone as far to the right as the design goes before the border.I went and bought my threads today, so the next chance I get to do some stitching, I will get onto the mail art envelope and finish Concorde.

I do have a finish though. This is a shawl I knitted using the foxy yarn which I used to knit the jacket. You can thank J for taking the photos, though I would have been much happier with different model.

I am not used to all this glamour stuff, my nights out seem to be something in my dim and distant pass. That's children for you.
Also on the needles, is a little baby bolero in white. Hopefully this should be a quick finish and done by the end of the weekend. With another bank holiday in the offing, I might get a fair bit done over the weekend.



12 comments:

Annie said...

I've had those kinds of days.. walking around in circles unsure of what to do next.

But you sure did a nice job on that shawl. Lovely model too.

paulahewitt said...

I know exacttly what you mean about glamourous nights out - i think the last time was our wedding night. The shawl looks lovely, so does the model. the honeysuckle is very pretty - i always thought honeysuckle was yellow, so that just shows how much i know about English flora

Nancy in Dallas said...

I just love to view your needle work. Also something so pretty to see!!

MargB said...

The foxy stole is lovely - looks so plush. I am still enjoying each instalment of the honeysuckle embroidery - it is beautiful.

Elena said...

The shawl is gorgeous!
And I can see how much work you put in cross stitching! It is so beautiful!

Rudee said...

That's such a pretty shawl-and a very nice photo shoot too. You could be next top model.

Karan said...

What's a glam night out? Those are so far back I can't even remember! ROFL Gorgeous shawl though, well worth getting dressed up for. Love the honeysuckle too. Enjoy the BH weekend. :0)

Gaynor said...

Hehe..va va voom!

The model looks great and the shawl suits her...all we need now is a night out. Do you see a familar theme coming out here lol

Linda said...

The shawl looks great and so does the model. Very nice work....I hope you have fun! Hugs, Linda

Knitting Linguist said...

Such a fun stole! Those days of glamour and nights out will come back, truly (at least, that's what I keep telling myself!). And the stitching looks beautiful :)

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Lovely shawl. I do appreciate your stitcheries also.

zetor said...

That shawl is very smart, the wool gives such a glamourous look!
I am curious as which Jean Plaidy's you have. Today I borrowed from library, 'Indiscretions of the Queen', a Georgian book about Caroline of Brunswick.