Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Lots of updates!

Yippeeeeeeee! Yes, my college course is finally over. I'm relieved to get my life back!! Whilst I was completing my assignments it felt as if the course was going on forever, but when we got to the end, it didn't seem that long since last September when we all first started. I got an overall pass, but of my 5 assignments, 3 were passes, 1 gained a distinction and 1 gained a merit, so I guess that's not too bad. I've been feeling a little strange on my days off since it finished and although I've been stitching, it feels like I should be doing something else!

Talking of stitching, I have a finish and an exciting update! First of all, after much longer than it should have taken, I can present 'This Heart of Mine' by Ink Circles:


It's taken nearly a year to finish, I started last July and finished on Friday 13th June. It's been my lunchbreak project at work and with so much going on at work, I've not always managed to get some stitching time in. It's stitched 2 over 2 using Polstitches 'African Sunset' on SMF 'Impressionism' Belfast linen, which looks a little bluish in the photo, but it's actually minty green and lilac/purple.

My update is for Snow Princess - I've finally finished the page with the polar bear's face on!


Isn't she lovely? :o) I've also removed (with some difficulty) the gridding threads from the areas I've stitched. Here is a close-up of the bear's face:


I've got holiday coming up for the next 2 weeks as it's Wimbledon once more, so I'm hoping to get lots of stitching done inbetween the games.....

9 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous finish Sam, and what fantastic Progress on Snow Princess, I love the Polar Bears face, can't wait to get cracking on with mine soon.

Huhs xxxxxx

cathymk said...

Snow princess looks absolutely marvelous!! Love that polar bears face.

This heart of mine looks gorgeous too! Congratulations!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on finishing school and This heart of mine. Love the polar bears face.

Sally said...

Lovely finish Sam. I love the colour you've used.

Snow Princess is stunning! Love the polar bear's face:)

Nicola said...

Beautiful finish Sam.

Sharon said...

Congrats on completing your college course Sam! Your finish is pretty and great progress on the snow princess.

Barb said...

LOve the colors in your finish. It's so pretty. Your WIP's are progress right along. They'll be stunning when done.

Heather said...

What a lovely finish. That polar bear is looking so real.

Hope you're having a great holiday watching the tennis. Have you been on your yearly trip to Wimbledon yet?

Pike said...

I just love that Ink Circles heart. Lovely finish!
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