Saturday, 27 June 2009

Simply Live - All Framed Up!

I always get in a tiz choosing a frame, but with Sharons help at my LNS i went for a simple green one in the end, i think it works well though as there's quite a lot going on in the design. I was a bit fed-up with sitting in so yesterday Mark took me a ride out to visit the Nimble Thimble Nr Oswestry, it was quite a jaunt but the journey is through beautiful countryside. Unfortunatly i didn't take my camera, i wish i had then i could have shown you how beautiful and green everything was.
The shop is not really in a town, it's in a setting with some other crafty like units, well more like log cabins really, on the edge of a village, in fact we could see no shops in the village at all, it was just outside a place called Knockin which had a little shop called The Knockin Shop!...well what else could you call it, lol.
I had a good old rumage around and came back with a couple of charts, The Weathered Garden, Bent Creek and one called Five Cats & a Canary from M Designs, which i'd never heard of but was quite cute!I also ordered Cirque des Triangles which i first came across on Sandra's blog, hers looks fantastic in red, (i may steal your colours for this one Sandra, lol.) when i get around to it.
The world and his wife seem to be starting Mary Wigham and i don't know weather to jump on the band wagon or not. What i won't be doing is stitching it on 32 count as i wouldn't be able to see the holes lol, so we'll see what else i can come up with. In the mean time i did buy the threads, i'm a couple short, but they will be following with my Cirque des Triangles next week.The sun was shining lovely here but as i type i can now hear thunder rolling in! so looks like running to get the washing in before the rain starts!
I've got a lovely quiet week ahead as Mark is off to Cyprus tomorrow morning to stay with his mum & Dad for a week, so that means i can spread out in the bed and no need to wear ear plugs at night, and whatever we fancy for tea, yayyyyy! Whatever gave you the impression i'm looking forward to next week!!
Until next time Tara-a-bit x

22 comments:

Nancy said...

Maggie your framed Simply Live is beautiful! It sounds like you had a fun drive in the country side. Cirque de Triangles is gorgeous, isn't it? I hadn't seen that one.

Enjoy next week!

Terry said...

This is really lovely, we are so lucky to have a decent framer so close by (a bit expensive but worth it) I too am thinking about the new Mary Wigham SAL but have so many others to do am not sure yet if I will do it or maybe portions of it as its a rather huge project

Branlaadee said...

Maggie, Simply Live is beautiful! It makes me want to join your traveling pattern group.

I havent done Cirque des Triangles yet, but I have finished Cirque des Cercles and have it framed. I love it. I am also working on Cirque des Carreaux at the moment. Triangles will be next.

Enjoy yourself next week! Lucky!

Gaynor said...

Simply Live looks fantastic!!!! I really like this one, have never seen it before. I thought about the MW sampler, but it is a little busy for my taste and to be honest I would just be doing it cus everyone else was lol.

Love the new stash!

Rowyn said...

Simply Live is beautiful, the framing is perfect for the design to.

I like your new stash.

Stitching Kath said...

lucky you for visiting the nimble thimble. its my favourite shop in the world. did chris tell you about the open weekend in august? Im not sure if I will be going as it approx 2 1/2 hour drive from Barnsley. how long did it take you/

love kath

Mylene said...

It is simply beautiful! I can't wait to stitch this one when time comes....
The Cirque is sure a great design too.

Kellie said...

Simply Live is gorgeous!! I love your new stash as well. :)

Sherry said...

Your framed piece is lovely and makes me want to get it so I can stitch it! I am with you on Mary Wigham. I haven't decided whether to do it or not. I probably won't since I have so many others waiting

Kathy said...

Maggie, the frame is simply perfect. It is really lovely.

Nice stash you added to your collection. And about the Mary W SAL. Hmmmmmmmmmm I keep looking at it. :)

Enjoy your week of freedom. Sometimes it is nice to just do what you want when you want. Isn't it?

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful framed finish! and love your new stash!!

mollycaff said...

Simply live looks just wonderful! I haven't (yet) jumped on the Mary Wigham SAL, but those colours are very tempting! Hope you have had some good nights, at the moment I'd quite happily pay for my DH to stay at a hotel for a couple of nights LOL

Siobhan said...

Your Simply Live looks beautiful, Maggie! I think you made a great choice with the frame. It lets the stitching shine but is pretty in its own right, too. Lovely stash enhancement! Enjoy the week on your own! ;)

Tammy said...

Great stash and your finish/frame is absolutely beautiful!

Loraine said...

Simply live is simply lovely. Can't wait to do this design.
Hope you have a wonderful vacation from the hubby, and that you get to stitch a lot! That should be fun. Have a great week.

Lee said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog, and I'm glad you did because that led me to discover YOUR blog! You have some beautiful things here, and I look forward to learning more about you.

Eliza said...

Maggie
It is so beautiful!
I just sent off an email to you.
Eliza

Brigitte said...

Maggie, Simply Live looks so beautiful in this frame. It's such a stunning piece.

Karan said...

Oh Simply looks gorgeous, the frame really makes it stand out. I envy you being able to go to Nimble Thimble - there's nothing like that around here at all. Nice stash too. I love being in charge of the TV remote when he's away 0 can watch as much Most Haunted as I want! LOL Have fun. :0)

Meari said...

Gosh that looks awesome. Congrats on getting it framed up!

Michelle said...

It is gorgeous framed! And I love all those pretty threads!

gazette94 said...

Lovely sampler, congratulations, it is just wonderful !