Tuesday 8 May 2018

Wedding stitches

Wow I have been loving this gorgeous weather over the bank holiday weekend! We got ourselves a new guinea pig, and a new hutch so that the two can live together nicely...and they HATE each other! :( Lots of work to get these two to be friendly I think. We also put my veg trug up and so I have planted out my Blueberry bushes and Heather. Now I just need to buy a couple of Gooseberry bushes and plant some carrots!

However, on to the important stuff, I have two stitched creations to share with you today, both from the wedding of my brother-in-law two weekends ago! The weather was not as nice as it was this weekend, but it was dry, which is the main thing. I made two samplers - one for a frame and one as a scented hanging.

 So this is the hanger, which I stuffed with lavender. It is based on a traditional sampler, using the wedding colour scheme of grey and pink.

Again I used the colour scheme, but this one I wanted to be more sophisticated as hopefully many people will see it. I used a floral sampler from WOCS (I believe) and used grey variegated thread for the leaves, instead of the greens. I stitched it onto marbelled pik aida and used gold light effects thread for the hearts, to resemble the wedding rings.

I would like to enter these stitches into the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday - Ombre (Variegated threads create an ombre effect)
The Male Room #84 Anything but a card (The top one is the more masculine for the two of them)
Simply Create Too #138 Anything but a card

I also have a book review to share with you:

Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
Yvonne is a very successful, middle-aged lady whose knowledge about genetics is widely sought after. When she starts an unexpected affair, she has no idea where this will lead her…or how much it will change her life. She knows very little about the man she is having an affair with and chooses to ignore a lot in order to keep this completely separate from her personal life.
The story starts in the courtroom and tells the story bit by bit from Yvonne’s perspective, both past and present, to explain what happened and also give some insight into the people that have been involved, and what might have caused things to lead to the courtroom. The story keeps you guessing, but it is difficult to think that somebody so intelligent could be quite so na├»ve. I did enjoy reading the story, and I would really like to watch the film that goes with it.

Thanks for reading,

Hugz Tinz


  1. Great wedding presents, made it even more special for being handmade. Love the colours. Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room Craft Challenge. Good Luck!

  2. What a wonderful heirloom gift to treasure. Lovely stitching. Thank you so much for joining us in our Anyhting apart from a card challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith The Male Room DT
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  3. What a super idea! I adore the scent of lavender. Great stitching and such a nice keepsake. Sorry to be so late commenting, thank you for playing along with our Anything but a Card challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

  4. What a wonderful keepsake and such a precious gift that I'm sure will be treasured for many years to come...it's lovely! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  5. Two beautiful and unique gifts for a special day, thank you for sharing them with us at TMR.

  6. These pieces are just gorgeous keepsakes of a special event and I bet the lucky couple loved them!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.


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