Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Almost There

A few more nights and Rubie should be finished. I really wanted her to have a face to show you tonight but as the weather was nice yesterday afternoon when i came from work i spent 3 hours in the garden, weeding, hoeing, pruning and generally giving it a tidy up, by the time I'd had something to eat and a shower i was so knacker i headed up to bed at 9.30. It's true what they say, the older you get the longer it takes, lol, I woke up this morning and had to lie there a few minutes and decide what part of me ached the least, lol.
No such silly antics going on today, I've got a stitchy / TV night planned

Wrinkly Rubie!
I really appreciate all your lovely comments and encouragements on this piece, especially when i had a mass invasion of frogs and could have cheerfully thrown it in bin, but all your kind words and lovely thoughts made me carry on, and I'm glad i did!
Because of my imminent finish there will be a give away as promised.
The give away is- Plum Street Samplers charts -
Rubie Owl & Stories To Live By Eve
(Sorry, but blogger won't let me upload a photo of th charts!!)
Now, did you notice my header photos? how is your geography? because in order to win the charts I'm going to ask you to name as many of the places/buildings (or river in one case) as you can, the person who gets the most correct wins, simple as that!
If there is no outright winner then the names will be thrown into a hat and my daughter will draw a name.
Please do not leave your answers on the comments page, e-mail me at
mention 'Rubie' in the subject line
And i will post the winner on August 23rd, so you have plenty of time!
This is open to everyone, regardless of where you live.
I'm off to put bum to sofa and get some stitching done,
hope you all have a great week :-)


Nancy said...

Oh what a beautiful sampler! And, face or no face, Rubie is just adorable!

Lainey said...

Rubie is looking stunning, the colours just jump off the fabric.
Those photos are wonderful, hope I can identify them.

Melanie said...

That sampler is so pretty. I just love it. :)

Lois said...

I know the frogs have given you lots of grief on this one but it is looking wonderful!

Jan said...

Gosh Rubie is nearing a finish and I love her! Really makes me want to get her out and get a good start on her!!

Julie said...

Rubie is looking lovely, what a novel way to choose someone to receive the chart - good luck ladies.

Brigitte said...

Oh, I just love the Ruby Owl sampler. And you are so near to finish her.

Shelleen said...

Can't wait to see it finished.

Sally said...

Wow what a fantastic sampler! Looks wonderful and I can't wait to see it finished!

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Heidi said...

Your sampler is coming along in leaps and bounds. You will have it done in no time. I am back to quilting when I also want to be stitching. Wonder if I could ask Santa for an extra pair of hands this year at Christmas???

Hugs from Holland ~

Hazel said...

Oooooh I am so glad you visisted my blog and now I have found your lovely blog. Love it! Gorgeous stitching. I would love that design and have emailed you but Mine are prob all wrong! How are you finding the Alison Weir book? Any different to Philippa Gregory books? xx

Siobhán said...

Rubie looks great! You'll be finished in no time flat. :) I see Hazel mentioned Philippa Gregory--did you see she has a new one out? The Red Queen. I picked it up in the US for 50% off but haven't started it yet. I read a PG interview where she said it's the second of six books, maybe more, in the series... the next one will feature Jacquetta. Squee!

Justflo said...

Looks great, love the colours. Almost there congrats.

Hazel said...

No I haven't heard of that author but I will def look into getting an AW book. x

Margaret said...

What a beautiful blog you have and what a lovely piece Rubie is.

Too bad I'm too late for your draw but congratulations to whoever won.

Love you booklist. I'm not a real PG fan but love Alison Weir and have most of her books. Have you read Dorothy Dunnett's Lexmond Chronicles?