Friday, 23 August 2013

Sledmere House

A month ago, on the way back from a visit to the Yorkshire coast, we stopped off at a place called Sledmere House.  Since my sister has a dog, we try to look for places that we can stop where the dog can have a nice walk and we can sit down in a cafe.  Sledmere House was a good choice as it was a lovely hot day and we could sit in their terrace cafe.  The food was really delicious and they also had a sweet little shop on site.

Obviously we couldn't go in the stately home with the dog, but we decided that after our lunch, it would be worth paying to go through into the gardens as they seemed quite substantial.  I'm so glad we did, they were absolutely beautiful, well cared for and I though I'd show some of the photos that I took whilst we were there.  Next time I hope to go inside the house, it looks just as wonderful as the outside.  Definitely worth a visit if you are closeby!

It felt a bit like we were going into The Secret Garden

Beautiful things inside

Stunning layouts

so many beautiful roses, the red was so vibrant!

The chapel in the grounds
Beautiful colours in the garden behind the house

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Tigger's Log update

Hello everyone...

Hope you are all doing ok... I'm feeling a bit under the weather at the moment so just a short post.

I've been working on Tigger's Log for a while now on and off between other things so I thought it might be time for a progress update.

Tigger's Log
Designer Stitches - D44

I'm not enjoying this one very much as there are absolutely heaps of fractional stitches in it which is driving me a bit crazy but I'm persevering as it's the second time I've started this one... the first must have been more than 10 years ago and it was such a mess when I pulled it out that I did this restart.  Hopefully it'll be over quickly, I'm expecting my Millennium frame to arrive any day now, so I'm looking forward to getting back to my HEAD, Moonlit Waters.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Heartz Completed!

Hello there!

Just a quick post today to show the Heartz designed by Eileen Hoare and stitched in her silk threads.  I've finally completed all of them, only a little bit off the SAL schedule but it's good to have them finished!

Yes, it does need a bit of an iron!

Colours are as follows:

Pansy, Deep Jungle, Antique Gold & Silver, LadyBug
Sea Green, Amazon Parrot, Heather, 'Life, The Universe & Everything'
Galaxy, Ocean, Autumn Equinox, Hazel
Candyfloss, Koi, Robin's Nest, Blackberry

The chart and threads can be found on Eileen's site here:

I'm really pleased with the way the designs turned out, and with it being a SAL it has been fun seeing other people stitching the same heart in a different colour.  I can also highly recommend Eileen's silk threads, they have been so lovely to stitch with and the photo really doesn't do the colours justice.  I still have plenty of thread left to play around with too!