Monday, 14 February 2011

Valentine Hearts

Hello ~ I hope that you are all having a very lovely and Happy Valentines Day.

I thought that today would be a very appropriate day to show you all how I am progressing with the contents of my Jolly Red Bag that I treated myself to a couple of weeks ago.

As you can see I have now completed the middle panel of Quilty Hearts and I'd love to be able to tell you that it has all been plain sailing ~ I really would! But........... unfortunately it didn't quite start out that way at the beginning!

This needlepoint malarkey might look like it would be easy ~ but to be honest, I did have one or two false starts with it and had to do quite a little bit of unpicking of stitches before I actually got into the swing of things. But now I'm happy to say that I have finally got the hang of tent stitch and am enjoying myself immensely.

This week it's half term up here in our part of the world ~ although it doesn't really seem all that long since the last school holidays. However, I'm not complaining. It will still be lovely to have the children at home and we are all looking forward to the lack of routine with some long lies and lazy days thrown into the mix. And me? Well I am also hoping to find some crafty, hooky, stitchy time in there too!

Enjoy the rest of your day and see you all soon :O) xx


Kimbles said...

Hi Jackie, this looks lovely! I haven't done any of this for years, used to do quite a bit and cross stitch - it is annoying when you have to "frog" x Thanks for the comment about my blanket, I am glad you liked it. -

Andrea... said...

Hi Jackie! I just found you through Ravelry and love your blog. We share the same birthday!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your hearts look awesome! I haven't seen needlepoint in yonks, but it looks beautiful and makes me feel like it could be a peaceful way to pass an evening!
I love the world of art and craft becuase it truly is infinite!