I’ve finally finished a small cross-stitch of Benjamin Bunny that I will take up to Chirk to be framed this week. I used an Anchor kit but neatened up the edges using half and three-quarter cross-stitches that were full stitches on the pattern. I’m not a fan of scruffy edges. Anyway, what I wanted to highlight on this post is the magic of backstitching. The first picture shows the cross-stitch alone while the second photo shows the finished project brought to life with backstitching and a single french knot on the eye. It never ceases to amaze me just how much of a difference it makes, definitely worth ever painstaking half stitch!
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Sunday, 15 June 2014
This time I let Jessica loose on the highlighters and split her beautiful artwork up to make Father’s Day cards for her Daddy and two Grandads.
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there but especially those, like David, who are enjoying their very first.
Sunday, 8 June 2014
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
At 20 weeks old today, lots of things have changed for me and I’m beginning to realise that I live in a big and exciting world. I weigh over a stone now and I’m taking everything in. I still love visiting friends and family. I sleep in my very own bedroom now and I love the blackout blinds that Mum made me (and so does she because I’m always still asleep when Daddy goes to work!). I don’t use the carry cot on my buggy anymore because there’s so much more to see from the buggy (when I’m awake!)…
I’ve been on my first holiday. We went to the Isles of Scilly so I got to go on lots of boats…
I got to go on the beach too…
I’ve been practising watching the football with Daddy because he’s going to make me watch a whole lot more during the World Cup soon. I went to Brazil in Mummy’s tummy you know!
Best of all, I have a new favourite thing to do and that’s to bounce like tigger! What fun!