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Friday, 1 June 2012

SOPHIE'S NEW FRIEND . . .

You may remember me saying in my last post that 'I couldn't put this one down' so I'm happy to say 'Sophie's Roses' is complete and I'm really pleased with it . . .


A few decisions to make along the way ~ there was a second border to stitch but I just felt this floral and vine one was so pretty and quite busy that I would leave it as it was . . .


but that gap at the bottom right hand corner bothered me!

more flowers? maybe a bird?  a watering can?


you guessed it ~ a little bunny with white bobtail fits perfectly and what every little girl and garden needs . . .


finished this morning into a pillow with the polka dot fabric shown in the background ~ a perfect match to Sophie's shoes xxx

Big celebrations this weekend in the UK as we celebrate our Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a 4-day holiday, hopefully the sun will shine and some time in the garden with the BBQ (and some cross-stitching) will be the order of the day!


Now, don't get the wrong idea, yes this is a can of Pimm's and yes, at 1.20pm in the afternoon it is OPEN!
but this is not a regular indulgence ~ I'm trying to steady my nerves as DD has just left for college and about to sit her first A level exam and as calm as she is . . . I'M NOT!  She's given 110% throughout her college years and really deserves to do well but it is a worry and her dream of Uni is dependent on successful results ~ Good Luck DD, love you lots xxx

Tomorrow DD and I are off to see Coldplay in concert in London ~ it's a sell-out Tour and tomorrow will see a crowd of 60,000 enjoying their brilliant music ~ can't wait, we shall leave early, have lunch out and then sing our hearts out!

Have a lovely weekend everybody
Thanks for stopping by
HAPPY STITCHING
xxx

17 comments:

Lisa V said...

Gorgeous pillow finish, and I love your added extra down the bottom, it fits in perfectly as if it was charted to be there.

Carol said...

Oh, how very, very pretty, Jane--your little bunny addition is perfect, too!

Wishing your daughter best of luck in her exam. I sure hope the results are wonderful. It sounds like she has done her best and for that she can be very proud :)

I'm so envious of you going to see Coldplay--how exciting! London will certainly be a bustling city (more than usual) with all the activities this weekend--enjoy!

Cath said...

Love the finish , the bunny is just perfect .X
Good luck to DD , fingers crossed for her .X

Melissa said...

Beautiful finish! I love the bunny!! I hope DD did awesome on her exams. And have an amazing time at Coldplay! Love them!!

Patty C. said...

Your pillow is perfect - especially with the bunny ;)

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

vraiment magnifique !
bisous de FRANCE

Barb said...

Love the pillow of Sophie Jane and her dear little bunny looks just perfect.
Hope your daughter got through her exams ok ,fingers are crossed here.
Have a great weekend , if I listen will I hear you singing from here lol.

Vickie said...

The pillow is perfect with that bunny! I love to replace birds in samplers with poodles, imagine that!:)

Lesleyanne said...

Sophie is a gorgeous finish and the little bunny is just so you and a gorgeous addition. Good luck to your daughter with her exams. Hope you enjoy your coldplay concert. Have a great long weekend, love Pimms and Lemonade but can't remember the last time I had one lol.

Catherine said...

What a cute finish!! Love the added bunny.
Good luck to your daughter and enjoy your concert!

Mindi said...

Very sweet finish, and the bunny addition seems just perfect, great choice!

Myra said...

Your sweet little finish and addition just makes me smile Jane. Sounds like you have the perfect weekend planned. Enjoy!

Veronica said...

Sophie's so pretty. Congratulations on the finish. The bunny is just too adorable. I love how you've made it into a pillow too.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Michelle May said...

you know I love the bunny!
:) :) :)

Denise said...

Your finish is so cute and I love the little bunny.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Lois said...

What a sweet finish Jane and adding the bunny works perfectly! Hope you enjoyed the concert and that DD does well in her exams.

Kaisievic said...

I love the little bunny - very cute. A gorgeous finish!