Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Summer???

Well in true school holiday fashion the weather here has been pretty abysmal. We have had the odd day of sunshine and my kids have made the most of those days. Twin1 and twin 2 were trying to make the worlds longest daisy chain while their brother raced friends up and down the street on his scooter.
Otherwise the kids and I have just been pootling round the house with the odd trip out for routine appointments and shopping. Not much fun but we're making the best of it. The girls are working on entries for our local flower show which is next month and I have been having a sort out of craft stash. Oh boy. I had no idea at just how many kits, WIP pieces and patterns I had! My son was watching me sort through them all when he spied a certain kit that I bought years ago to make for him and asked me to make it now.
It's a canvas kit for a personalised cushion. I made the girls one each when they were little and my son has always complained he didn't have his own one. This should have been made up years ago...my bad! 
There was just a teeny weeny problem though...
In order to start the cushion kit I needed to get this off the scroll frame which meant I needed to finish it. This has been on this frame for more years than I can remember ....for the shame! This was a kit that I really struggled with as I really don't like stitching on canvas and I had got stuck with just the last 10 rows of border to do. However thanks to the awful dull, wet and windy summer we are having so far I have been able to spend a couple of days finishing off that border. Will need to do a little bit of shopping so that I can turn it into a cushion but the stitching is done thank goodness! I think this was a kit by Beth Russell - William Morris Sampler. Right it's looking like another wet, windy and dull day here so no excuses ... I am off to get the cushion kit on the scroll frame. Oh and if anyone has a little sunshine going spare please feel free to send it over this way the kids and I would much appreciate it :0) x


5 comments:

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

No sunshine to be found here in Indiana....it has been horrible weather this summer. Raining like we live in a rain forest and then when the sun comes out, everything is so wet that all we have is this soupy humidity that makes it hard to breathe. Its not been a very good summer, weather wise.....and school starts back up for my children, August 3 :( Oh well...
I adore your finish, what a work of art, full background and all! Gorgeous! And I'm sure that your son will like his own piece :) got to be fair! HA!

Vickie said...

Oh I love your finish. Good for you making your son happy. :)

Mereknits said...

I would give anything for a little wet, cool and windy. Glad your son spoke up, he deserves a wonderful project.
Good luck.
Meredith

Kim said...

Your stitching is lovely. It will look wonderful when finished as a cushion. 'Tis Winter way down here....sorry I can't send a little sunshine to your li'l corner of the world as I am afraid Old Man Sun has been absent here as well.

Brigitte said...

Now you know what the cool weather you have is good for, lol. So nice to have something finished that was started so long ago. And now you can make your son happy stitching this pillow for him :)