Thursday, 2 September 2010

Catching Up & Finishing

My week off was over all too soon and 7am Tuesday morning rolled around too quickly for my liking, it's sods law that the week i had off the weather was pretty rotten the whole, and this week we have glorious sunshine! We had our day in Bath as planned non the less and apart from a couple of quite heavy (but short) downpours the day turned out not too bad. As none of us had been before we did all the touristy things, the Jane Austin Centre, the Roman Baths, Pulteny Bridge, Royal Crescent (the setting for Jane Austins Persuasion if i my mind serves me right) and Sally Lunns tea shop, where i sampled a Bath Bun (the girls opted for cake). We had gone there for their Cornish Cream Tea but there were no scones left!! can you believe that?? our faces must have been a picture because we had been anticipating this cream tea all day! Apart from that we had a fantastic time, it's a great place and we will defiantly go again perhaps to do a tour of all the wonderful shops.
All the links above should be clickable, do go and have a nosey around there are some
great web sites.
Here's a little collage of our visit.

See Joanne top right? that's her, large as life and twice as loud, lol. They both tried the hats on in the Jane Austin Centre, somehow i don't think they fit the image of Lady's who lunch, lol.
I managed to get quite a bit of stitching done while i was at home, i started and finished the design of Primitive Bettys.
Olde Pewter Letters
Primitive Bettys Olde Pewter Letters
Stitched on 28ct with DMC 169 & 535
Not to sure if i should frame it or finish it some other way, any suggestions?
I found a forgotten piece and have been working on getting this finished, this is where it was at when i abandoned it.
LHN Yesteryear - 1/9/10
Now almost another 2 blocks completed, so hopefully a finish soon, and it's a fitting piece to hang in my 100 year old house :-)
LHN Yesteryear
LHN Yesteryear 1/9/10
Finally, i collected Rubie from the framers last week, here she is all dressed up!
Plum Street Samplers Rubie Owl
She now has pride of place on my sampler wall, which is a work in progress but i am working hard to get it filled ;-)
Phew! I've waffled on again haven't i! you'll be Glad to know that all for now, thank you for visiting my little space today, i really appreciate all you visits and comments. Till next time - have a great weekend. x


aprilmecheelesdulllife said...

Maggie, I love the frame on Rubie! Glad the weather was not a complete bust.. Pictures are great. I am also answering about the Sand Castles I purchased at a shop on the beach. It was made of some kind of mold looking like a castle, then they some how glued real sand to it. They are very cute. Thanks for asking about them.

Anonymous said...

Rubie turned out BEAUTIFUL. I love the simplicity of her frame.

Lainey said...

Beautiful stitches Maggie, Rubie is just stunning! Look forward to seeing what your next project is.
Lovely photos from Bath.

Lynn said...

Great pictures of Bath!
I love all your stitches and Rubie looks fantastic. I love your frame choice.

Nancy said...

Looks like you visited some fun places!

I love Olde Pewter Letters and Yesteryear too! Beautiful stitching!

Rubie looks gorgeous in her frame!

Loraine said...

What a wonderful post. Love the vacation pictures. So sorry about the rain!
Your finishes are fabulous, and I love the frame for Ruby.
So much fun to see your pictures of Bath. How I would love to go there someday!

Kathy A. said...

Rubie looks incredible framed! Nice start on your sampler wall.
Love your photos. How lucky to be able to visit such wonderful places.

Ginnie said...

I love it at Bath, we spent our Honeymoon there. We visited a few months ago too and it was a wet and miserable day so we didn't get to do much.
Rubie looks fab, well done. Yester year is looking good too.

Lois said...

What a perfect frame for Rubie! She looks wonderful! What a nice Primitive Betty finish. Would it work finished like a pinkeep? Lovely pics from your day in Bath.

Edy said...

Great work -- envy you your trip to Bath -- must get to England again!

Jan said...

My favourite is the bath bun with lemon curd DD's is with chocolate spread we always take some home and DH likes it with egg and bacon , tinned tomatos for me

Mylene said...

Sorry to hear about the rain and the scones, still looks like you all had a fun outing.

Primitive Betty finish looks lovely, perhaps finish into a flatfold?? Your framed piece looks gorgeous!

Melanie said...

All your pieces are just lovely! :)

Brigitte said...

What a wonderful day you had in Bath. And thanks for all the links, I love to do a little armchair travelling like that, lol.
Great stitching! And your Rubie looks terrific in her frame.

Maureen said...

looks like a good day was had by all in Bath - if you go again and if you haven't already been, the museum of costume is a great exhibition having collections from the 1600's and also the assemly rooms ( i was lucky enough to get married there)

Heidi said...

I have such fond memories of being in Bath! My mother and I had a Sully Lunn bun while Jos scoffed because he thought it was far too highly priced. We still tease him about it. Lol! There was no Jane Austen Center when I went. It opened afterwards and I hope to go back one day to see it.

Your Ruby is so pretty in its frame. Yesteryear will look perfect in your house! But...I adore your Olde Pewter Letters sampler!!! I have never seen this which is not strange as I try to avoid looking at tempting Oh I just love everything about this one.

Hugs from Holland ~

Siobhán said...

It sounds like you had a great time, despite the rain! My mother & daughter went to Bath a few years ago and loved it. Great stitchiing pics! Love your finishes, and the new-again WIP! Rubie looks fantastic!

Julie said...

Rubie looks superb. Your re-found WIP is looking lovely. Pretty colours on the finish too.

Lovely pics of your trip, a fun time had by all it seems

Hazel said...

Beautiful finishes!! Bath sounds great although I have never been there myself. I do fancy the Jane Austen thing though. x

Justflo said...

Lovely stitching.'Rubie' looks lovely.

Meari said...

Your stitching is gorgeous!

Carolien said...

Hello Maggie,

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. I catched up with your blog and saw so many lovely finishes! That Ruby of yours is sooo beautiful (and true). All the Chrismas ornaments are so cute and my, a famous cat! Wow! But it's a great picture of her ladyship :) Love your nature pictures too, wonderful.
It was good to catch up, thanks for sharing!

Hugs & have a great weekend, Carolien