Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ornament Exchange and Hetty

GR&DF I do thank you for the kind words about the Peach. She is a darling - very barky but still sweet. Now the Pete is more reticent about having his photo taken - he is our shy man-dog.

Yesterday the mail brought a package that has been en route for more than two weeks - it must have come the long way around the Cape of Good Hope and across the Pacific. We need not have worried as it has arrived safe and sound with no indication as to what the hold up might have been. Here is a rather wonky snap of the lovely piece -

Our townhouse can be so dark that it is impossible to get a decent shot - so I stood way back to flood the flash and it seems that while doing that I lost some sharpness. The closer I got the more washed out things became - so there you go. If you jump over to Carol's Blog she has a great snaperoo of this beautiful ornament. I do thank you so much Carol it is another beauty!!!!

I also tried to get a shot of the progress on Hetty last night - so for another rather poor snap...

As you can see I got the main motif completed - I was thinking this sampler wouldn't' be completed until after Christmas, but I just might have it done before - we shall see.

Last night the flicker was "The Draughtsman's Contract" - 1982 - starring Janet Suzman and Anthony Higgins. A sumptuous film with an Agatha Christie type mystery story. Worth viewing for the costuming and wigs alone. The film is beautifully shot inside and out at a country house called Groombridge Place near Tunbridge Wells.

There you go sports fans!!
Thank you once again for stopping by, do come again.

Take care,
edgar

26 comments:

Sharlotte said...

Very nice ornament and Hetty looks fab!

Mel said...

Lovely ornament!

Wow, you have made some great progress on Hetty. Looks amazing!

Tracey said...

Wow, you have some smoking needles! Hetty is looking beautiful! And a lovely ornament as well. :)

Nancy said...

A lovely ornament, and it makes me want to stitch the Blackwork Angels!

You have made wonderful progress on Hetty! It's a beautiful sampler. You have some smokin' needles!

Cole said...

What a stunning ornament! And you've made amazing progress on Hetty!

Kathy said...

Beautiful ornament. And wow, on the progress on Hetty. It looks like you'll be done well before Christmas.

Carol R said...

Lovely ornament from Carol.
Hetty is amazing - I am sure you will finish this in time for Christmas

corinna said...

ditto to all the above comments
the colors of the angel ornament really stand out...wow

Margaret said...

Oh Hetty is sooooo gorgeous!!! I just love the colors so much! Glad the exchange arrived -- it's pretty too!

Colleen said...

Lovely ornament and Hetty is gorgeous!!!

Nicola said...

Edgar, the more I see of Hetty the more I'm liking it. Must be something to do with the colours you are using. I'm sorely tempted by her. That is such a lovely ornamnet from Carol.

Myriam said...

Quelle avancée pour Hetty!!!!
Are you sleeping during the night???

Charlene said...

Wow - you've got the needles flying, don't you? Very nicely done!

Marjorie said...

Hetty looks amazing! You sure are speedy stitcher..do you ever take time off to eat or sleep?

Melissa said...

Hetty is looking lovely and the ornament is great!

ariadne said...

Hetty goes on so fast,great!
I would love to see more Christmas ornaments even ones from past years you have and would love to share.Ariadne from Greece

Kielrain said...

Pretty ornie.

And, yippie, an update of Hetty. I really love watching this one.

Jennifer said...

Hetty Sampler looks amazing. I think you will breeze through it and get it done well before Christmas. There are just certain projects that whiz along and are such a joy and ease to stitch; others that simply drag. I've found now rhyme or reason to this at all since I never start to stitch something with the thoughts "oh, this is so awful I will never finish it." To the contrary, everything is a 'must stitch' in the beginning. Some just work out better then others.

Catherine G. said...

I love the ornament and Hetty (love the border on that one!)

Your movie reviews are great!

I am enjoying your blog.

Shelleen said...

your ornament is cute and Hetty looks great!

Berit said...

As I mentioned on Carol's blog: I LOVE those blackwork wings!

As for Hetty, she's such a beauty; again your talented fingers spin a tapestry capable of altering my tastes!

And the squirrel! I can't think why I like stitchy squirrels when I hate the RL little nutters--maybe because they are the standard accompaniment to acorns, which I DO love so.

staci said...

Hetty is really coming along beautifully! Keep up all the lovely stitching!!!

Siobhan said...

What a beautiful ornament! I'm glad it didn't get lost in the mail. It looks great & your finishing is wonderful.

I LOVE your Hetty sampler! I don't think i've seen that before... lovely!

Gaynor said...

Blimey: I am away for a few days and you have done so much on your sampler! You must stitch really fast! It is lovely. Great ornament too...lovely, lovely..can you see me going green? And it is nothing to do with going mouldy in the Irish rain lol! Ohhhh I have ornie envy!

Carole Z. said...

Edgar,

Hetty is beautiful! I can't wait to see it's completion. Are you using over-dyes?

Carole Z.

Littlebit said...

Oh my goodness..may I call you Edgar? LOL! THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!! I thought that just a few days ago you only had part of the border stitched..beautiful work.