Saturday, 18 February 2006

Whoopeeeee!


Yippee!!! I'm in a dancing kind of mood as I have finally finished Celtic Spring! :o))))) The final beads went on yesterday evening. I've got plenty of L&L designs in my stash but had never stitched any before. This was the first L&L design I saw, around 5 years ago, I fell instantly in love with it & knew I would have to stitch her one day so here I am. I used Sugar Maple Fabric's Maypole Belfast linen. It looks a little vibrant in the photo, but it's a really dull day here today & even with the flash on my camera, that is the best I can do. IRL it's very pretty lilacs & creams. I stitched her skin over one & apart from that didn't make any other changes. Now that my Spring maiden is complete I shall pick up Mabel & try to finish her before the end of Finish It February! ;o) I only celebrated 2 HDs last year, so want to vastly improve on that this year.

I had my hair cut last night & my niece took her fantastic straightening irons to it, so it looks fabulous, sleek & glossy right now. I'm hoping I can hold off washing it for a couple of days to enjoy it whilst it lasts, as once I put water anywhere near it, my hair will do instant frizz! :o( Andy wanted to take my photo for me to put on here, but I said that there was no way until I had put my make up on!!! I am soooo one of those women that can't set foot outside the door without a 'bit of slap' on, though he thinks I look lovely without it the little sweetie :o)

Talking of my little sweetie... he said something that really made me giggle yesterday whilst I was finishing my beading on CS. I'd been sat there for a couple of hours with my floor frame, my Tacky Bob and my needle & thread, when he came over to take an interest in what I was doing. "Do you glue the beads on?" he enquired. "Er, no..." I replied, "...that's what the needle & thread is for!" LOLOL. Imagine if we did actually glue all those beads on - I would get into such a mess! Tee hee.

11 comments:

Kelley said...

Sam she is totally gorgeous! And that was funny about glueing beads. Nighmarish!

natty68 said...

Wow congrats on Celtic Spring - she is gorgeous.

*Hugs*

Pam said...

She is just stunning! I know you must be thrilled to have her finished. Enjoy reading your blog and hope to see Mabel when you are finished her.

Faith Ann said...

Beautiful!!!!

The fabric you chose is perfect. Hmmmm, can't even see the glue LOL.

I'll be checking back for a pic of the hair!

Gill said...

Congratulations on your finish. She is beautiful.

Gill said...

She's absolutely gorgeous Sam! I hope he's not going to teach his class to glue the beads on! LOL!

Valerie (grvlgal) said...

How stunningly beautiful! Congratulations!

Anne said...

Celtic lady is absolutely stunning. What a happy dance you must have had. Now to ponder about glueing on beads, mmmmmmmm.
Happy Stitching. Anne L

Scully said...

She looks beautiful Sam. I really love this piece. The colours are so lovely. I have a piece of Maypole on lugana, and the difference in colour, even taking into account the dull day, is amazing! :)

Heather said...

What a stunning finish. Well done to you.

Holly @Home said...

Not enough hands ..otherwise I'd get the half finished knits,scarp=booking etc finished ..but that is lovely ..one day .Some Hobbycrafts have "Mirabella" kits on sale .Holly.