Friday, 26 September 2008

Ali's Stitching.

Our eldest daughter Ali has almost completed a beautiful piece of cross stitch featuring a Georgian ballroom scene. She started stitching it early last year, she has only had time to stitch during the holidays as she is at University reading English Literature. I took a photo last Saturday when we went for a visit. We are so proud of her and all she is achieving with her studies (and stitching!) and we are looking forward to seeing her beautiful picture finished and framed.
Meanwhile at school Emily made a very tasty dairy free pizza, which she topped with tomato, chorizo, pineapple and olives. This week I have mostly been working on a baby blanket for another colleague who's expecting a baby in about six weeks time. It will be another star blanket in a different colours. Last week Little Cotton Rabbits posted about a little girl, Ellie, who is "bravely fighting a rare and aggressive cancerous brain tumour. She's already had two operations and radiation therapy earlier this year and is currently undergoing chemotherapy". Ellie's mum, Colleen, has had a lovely idea to help raise Ellie's spirits whilst she's in hospital. Something that you and I can help with. Please would you send a card or a picture to Ellie if you have time. Details of the campaign are here and there's a journal about her treatment here. So, I stitched a Mickey Mouse picture for Ellie and wrote a short letter with a photo so she could see who had sent it to her.
I have done a little more work on my poppy picture and this time the colours look much better in my photo.




Finally I will leave you with another picture of Ali's beautiful stitching. Jane x

15 comments:

Gina said...

Beautiful stitching Ali. That must have taken forever. Your poppy is looking good too Jane.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow! Ali's stitching is incredible!

sunnie_fairy said...

wow! your daughter has a lot of patience, and i love the colors on your poppy!

Kaz said...

Wow that's an amazing piece of cross-stitch! No wonder you're proud of her Jane.

raining sheep said...

Absolutey beautiful, beautiful stitching. I know how much work and patience that takes. Obviously, your daughters take after you in their talents. That pizza Em made looks pretty fabulous and scrumptious as well.

LauraRN said...

What an amazing piece of work! Well done!

The Blonde Duck said...

Ali, that piece looks so difficult! I'm amazed!

mushroommeadows said...

wow! what a masterpiece!

The Blonde Duck said...

You changed your profile pic! Looks cute!

Willow said...

Beautiful stitchery, both of you! Jane, you've taught Ali well.

Snooky doodle said...

woww what a great job you ve done :-) Nice crafts you ve got here

Alison Boon said...

Well done Ali, the stitching looks fabulous. Loving the blankets. Congratulations to you Jane as you won my 100th post giveaway.

The Blonde Duck said...

Jane,

How's everything? You haven't posted in a while!

Lesley said...

Crikey - there is so much work in Ali's cross-stitch! It looks beautiful :)

xxx

Willow said...

I just saw that you won Ally's give away! Yay!