I've been telling you for the past 3, maybe 4 weeks now all about this tablecloth I've been working on -embroiderying- and I promised when I got it finished, I'd post a picture -or maybe a couple -of it, so you can see what I've been slaving over.
Well Friday morning -yesterday that would be -at about 4 a.m., I finally finished it! Phew! What a relief! So now, as promised, here's some pictures of my latest completed "masterpiece."
Here's the best I can do -with limited layout available here -to show you almost every bit of the tablecloth. It measures 50x50 -not 52x52 as I had previously been saying.
This is a shot of the inner four bouquets on the tablecloth. Lots and Lots of satin stitches in that baby!
And below here -just another view of as much of the tablecloth as I can squeeze into my viewfinder.
And here's a picture of half of what I am working on now! I started in on a set of pillowcases late yesterday afternoon and already now, have one completed and I am half-way through finishing the other to make the set done.
The pattern on the pillowcases is easy enough to do -just simple cross stitch which would work up really fast if I didn't have to blend a strand of a filament, sparkly kind of floss with each two strands of pale, pale blue floss. Let me tell you too, that filament floss is a royal pain in the behind to work with! Keeps tangling up, knotting on me and it's really wicked to untangle then too. It probably doesn't show up all that well in the pictures, but the filament floss is supposed to give the snowflakes that tiny bit of sparkle -and, in person, you can see it. Hope you can pick up on that when you view it too though.
Here's a little bit of a closer look at the snowflakes on the pillow case set!
Here's a couple of pictures too strictly for the cat lovers among you -like maybe Fermicat, Magnetbabe, Dianne and Raven! Oh, I know there are probably a lot more who are a bit barmy over the cats -Hammer, perhaps -but those are the ones who come to mind right off the bat! Here's our sweet little Chino Cat -and trust me, she really is one of the nicest, calmest, sweetest cats that's ever been our pleasure to have in our house! She's never once hissed or clawed at either of the kids -regardless of how rough they might get with her. Always up for Maya to lug her around, risking the possibility she may never breath right again afterwards from Maya's squeezing poor Chino so tight!
Anyway -here's Chino!
I'm not quite sure how Mandy took this shot -but it's Chino sitting on our Halloween floor mat by the front door -looking outside. All kinds of reflections going on here and it almost looks like it is a double exposure, doesn't it? But if you look real close, there in the middle, you'll see Chino watching the action outside.
Here's Chino -same spot, different angle though -in her "guard cat" pose!
And then, here's Chino relaxing a bit after all that hard work on guard duty!
This was Maya yesterday -and the look is one she often gets especially after she's been messing around with something -like oh, maybe Gram's embroidery work -and been caught! Little imp that she is, ya know!
And this is what Maya looks like today now -after watching marathon sessions of Jon and Kate Plus Eight and the video of that show that includes a segment on taking the kids to get a haircut. Apparently Maya was so impressed with that particular show that she decided to snap Gram's embroidery scissors and take several chunks out of her hair! LOVELY! Well Mandy wasn't all that impressed but I think she did a pretty decent job of trimming it up, don't you?
Here's Kurtis too -yesterday -sitting on the sidewalk out front. Pretty warm for early November that he was able to be outside with now sweater or jacket on, huh?
This is Kurt and his TSS (aide) Renee -who he really, really likes too! He sees her here in the morning when he wakes up and boy, his eyes just light up! Almost always brings on a great big smile from him.
There's lots more pictures that Mandy took yesterday but I'd have to use just about all the space I have if I were to post them. So for now anyway, th-th-th-that's all, folks!