"" Moments with Moreen: May 2010

Friday, 28 May 2010

French Angel

A pretty angel from the red book made into a little pincushion and trimmed with beads.

It is stitched  on 32ct antique white linen with thread DMC 815.  I have used Mill Hill beads and stitched a double row of 4 sided stitch around the edges in DMC blanc.
This is the back of the cushion.

I love this little french angel and have stitched her several times which I will post as soon as I have decided on a finish.
Hope you enjoyed visiting my blog and will join me again soon.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Look what I got for my birthday

It was my birthday last Friday and my daughters Carol and Sarah spent the day with me as they always do on my birthday. I had a wonderful day my DH gave me an iPhone and the girls gave me money but they made me these fantastic presents to put the money in I am sure you will agree that I am very lucky to have such talented children.

This is my gift from Carol

This is a beautiful lined pouch and Carol stitched it all by hand

This is my gift from Sarah

A beautifully handcrafted little birdhouse.
Sarah also made me this lovely birthday card.

I love all my lovely gifts thankyou Carol and Sarah.

Thank you for visiting my blog your comments are greatly appreciated.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Marabout Angel

I absolutely love this angel and really enjoyed stitching her she is so beautiful and as soon as I bought this book of angels I knew I was going to love stitching them.

I trimmed her with narrow white ric rac as you can see as I thought it was delicate and angelic like.

This is the back I used a very delicate white fabric.

I could not resist making a little matching pillow.

I stitched this 1 over 2 on 40ct antique white linen with DMC 318.

I hope you you like my angel, enjoyed your visit to my blog and will come again as I have lots more stitching to show you.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Lily of the valley my birthday flower

I love the lily of the valley it is the May flower the month of my birth and it is the flower of Flora day in Helston Cornwall. On May the 8th everyone wears a buttonhole of the lily of the valley and there is dancing in the streets I have wonderful memories of this festive occasion especially when my chidren danced the floral dance. The perfume from the lily of the valley always bring back wonderful memories of when as a little girl my grandmother would every year take me to flora day where there was always a fair and lots of stalls in the street and of course the dancing. I was born in Marazion but did live in Helston for a while where as a child I also danced in the floral dance. When I was married we lived in Helston and that is when two of my chidren Roy and Sarah danced through the streets with their school.
I always get a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat when the brass band starts and the little children all dressed in white are dancing behind. I now live in Plymouth but on Saturday I will once again join in the festivity when I go to Helston for Flora Day,and memories once more will come flooding back and tears no doubt will be shed.

This is a little pillow stitched in memory of all the flora days.
The design is by Dany and is stitched on 32ct natural linen 2 over 2 with the recommended DMC threads.

Thank you for your visit.


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