Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Come into the garden, Maude
As you've probably spotted, when I take a photo of a finish I tend to concentrate on the light and whether the colours are true to life. However I have noticed alot of blogs where people take lovely "staged" photos of their finishes, with little accessories and settings. So here's my attempt. The cards are the free gift with this months World of Cross Stitching (WOCS 179). They are three flowers from The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady or possibly The Edwardian Diary of a Country Lady or the Lady's Diary of an Edwardian Country, some such thing anyway.
This is the cutest plant ever, it's just for my follower Mouse, the plant is called "Tiny Mice" because the little flowers look just like little tiny mice with 2 big ears and a long nose. The large boy saw it on the market and said we had to buy one.
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Charlie asked where I got my Baby Swing chart from. I actually bought it from an online shop Violarium which is based in Finland. When it arrived with several free charts I discovered there is an official Nimue site which also sells the charts. So you can get them from either source. I have yet to discover a UK based stockist but EUR3 for postage is very reasonable and you get freebie charts too! Violarium also has a blog and are currently offering free postage for the remaining day of June.
Anne said she wasn't sure what a Round Robin is. Basically a group of stitchers get together and each one chooses a theme (mine is Rainbow). Each stitcher starts work on her own piece then sends it to the next in line who stitches a part of it, she then sends it on to the next until eventually it arrives back at the first stitcher completed (hopefully!). There are 6 of us in the group so there will be 6 pieces going round the world and I should get mine back next Spring! The WorldwideRR Yuku board is a great place to learn more about them and drool over other people's work.
Glad you all liked the "fiddlefarting"! I don't swear (it's a sign of a dull mind) but do love emotive language! Dialect words are great fun too, one local favourite is "squit" as in "thass a loada ole squit" ie "it is alot of nonsense". I also like the way we reverse words in sentences - when waiting in a queue and letting someone go ahead "Come on, get you served".