Friday, 31 March 2006

'Welcome' - The Home Stretch

Ugh! I've hated this goldwork and I'm not very pleased with it as it's not very even. It was such a relief to finish it on Monday though. I would have posted an update on Tuesday, but we've been away for a few days this week - Youth Hostelling in Derbyshire.=)

So, here's the 'Welcome' sign as photographed about 10 minutes ago:


The lily will be fully finished today and I'll post the complete thing tomorrow. I'll have DH take the photo of that one as he's much better at that than I am and I'd like to catch all the light effects, with it being on silk and all.

Here's what I was stitching whilst away, the card to go with the wedding present. We decided that, as it was far too late to get the picture framed, we'd slip a £20 note into the card and let them pick the mount and frame they like instead. It's a good excuse for having dragged my heels with it for so long!!! The card design is simplified slightly from Just Nan's 'Promises'. I thought that it could do OK without all the extra beading and that also meant I could finish it sooner and get on with the other stuff that's nagging me....

Tomorrow I'll post the completed 'Welcome', the progress so far on the hardanger bookmarks, (yes, I've been back on those too), and a review of how I did on my goals for March etc.

5 comments:

Susimac said...

Love your JN - Promises, it makes such a lovely gift.

Kali said...

All your progress looks great! I love the colors on the lily.

Lelia said...

Elisabeth - your gold Welcome is lovely. I'm sorry you aren't happy with the result -- I think it is wonderful. Looking forward to seeing it with the Lilly. Nice card -- doubt anybody will miss the beads!!

Mylene said...

Welcome looks great, i love it! The card will look good too. Looking forward to your hardanger update.
No hardanger update for me for a while....

Lili said...

Your heart is a lovely gift!
Your goldwork looks exquisite! I just hate working metallics, but you do extraordinary even work (well, at least, compared to me...)! I'll try to get hold of the puter later to see your completed lilly (I'll have to fight for this!)...
Ton français est ravissant, j'adore lire tes commentaires! Merci Elisabeth!
Bon week end!

 
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