Friday, 13 January 2012

First project of the year..

I've stuck to my New Year's Resolution and have made the effort to pick up my needle every day.  As a result I'm making good progress with another piece of silk tapestry.  Originally I was going to use it as a surround for a piece of cross stitching, but I think that it would work equally well as a mount for a photo.

I have a lovely darkwood frame that it can sit in and some little wooden hearts that should finish off the corners nicely.

I intend to give it to a friend as a birthday present in mid-March.  I have a great photo of her and her husband that I took last year which I know she will love.  The colours are all perfect for her new kitchen - the wood matches her cupboard doors, the shades of yellow match her walls, while the shades of green match her soft furnishings.

My next plan is to do something creative for some lovely heart-shaped frames that are hanging in the conservatory.


  1. That will make a gorgeous present.Your friend will be really pleased.

  2. How in the world do you think of these lovely things??
    I could not begin to do the needlework, much less put it all together like that. Your creativity is a wonderful thing, Jan! Your friend will be blessed by such a heart felt gift!

  3. That looks brilliant. Home made presents are worth so much more than shop bought, all the thought as well as work which has gone in to it, your friend will be really pleased.

  4. Your friend is really going to love your present - beautiful work.
    Love from Mum

  5. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift - I'm sure your friend will be thrilled.