Monday, 14 February 2011

For my sweetheart

Finished just in time for the big day! I put the final stitches in this on Sunday afternoon. I ended up restitching the word True because it looked like I'd stitched it with only 1 strand of floss rather than 2. The floss is by Silk 'N Colors and the colour is In the Burgandy. It's a 12 strand floss and I think that somehow I managed to split one strand into two. It wasn't noticeable but I feel much better about it. This is to be framed and will hang in my DH's office. I'm going to let him pick the frame that he wants.

I had to work this past weekend so Bob took me out for dinner to celebrate the holiday on the Friday night. He made a reservation at our favourite tea house in the village of Williamsburg. Once there, we ran into another couple who are friends and asked them to join us. It was a truly enjoyable, relaxing evening and a great way to celebrate Valentine Day.

I have a new start to share but I'll save that for later this week. I'm heading to bed now. They're calling for a flash freeze overnight and I imagine the roads will be rather tricky tomorrow morning. I'm driving a rental since my car is now in for repairs so I'd rather leave early and take my time. I never feel as comfortable when I'm not driving my own car.

Thank you for your continued well wishes for my back injury. I've improved considerably since last week .


I'll leave you with a picture of a gift that I received from a friend at Christmas which I think is really appropriate for Valentine Day. Trish knows how much I love Jim Shore collectables as well as cats and added this beauty to my collection. It's called Cozy Heart. I hope you all had cozy hearts at the close of this Valentine Day.

21 comments:

Sylvia said...

Lovely little finish! I am sure your husband will treasure it.

Love the cat as well.

Kerry said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. I love your valentine stitch. I am off to work, I do hate early mornings!!!!!!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I love your Valentine stitch. Very pretty.
As always

Vonna said...

It is a gorgeous finish Lynn :)
and your Valentine's dinner sounds like great fun!
I love your Jim Shore figurine...I have the cat with the Santa's hat on...I'll have to show the new one I got for Christmas myself - it was the stitching lady from the Williamsburg collection.

CalamityJr said...

Your early Valentine celebration sounds perfect, and your gift to your husband is a lovely daily reminder. Be safe out there today!

Carol said...

What a perfect gift for your husband, Lynn! I love that fabric, too. Sounds like you had a wonderful evening at your favorite tea house--simple and relaxing!

Elaine said...

Your DH must be thrilled with is gift Lynn , it;s beautiful!
Take care.

Beth said...

Your Valentines for your DH is wonderful - lovely color of silk floss.

It is so amazing at how small the world is. It seems like we can't go anywhere without running into people we know - what fun!!

Patty C. said...

Lovely gift for your DH
It looks so wonderful - & what a gorgeous color :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lynn, what a lovely piece you stitched for Bob! That cat is fantastic! I'd have it out year round!

Alisa said...

Lovely finish...I am sure your DH loved it! Glad to hear you are feeling better and hope you are back to 100% very soon!

Blu said...

Lovely finish!

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful finish! I am sure your DH must have loved it. Glad to hear that you are doing better.

stitchesnscraps said...

Lovely! What beautiful stitching you do!

Andrea said...

Fabulous finish. Love the thread colour.

Tatkis said...

Lovely finish! And I love the Cosy heart cat :)

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Donna said...

It sounds like you had a perfect evening. Good for you. Glad your back is a bit better. I do like the cat with the heart. I should stitch more hearts. I would love to have a collection on a wall of just hearts.

Brigitte said...

Oh what a lovely Valentine's finish. It looks fantastic all in red.
I hope your back injury has completely healed and you are no longer feeling pain.
Looking forward to seeing your new start.

Nick said...

Congrats on the finish, it looks great! I really like the thread, the variations in color is cool. I know what you mean about it not feeling the same when your not driving your own car, I feel the same way. Hope you get your car back soon!

Faye said...

Spring Lace turned out perfectly!!! And, you KNOW I love the RED thread you used in your other piece...Nice job!! Take care, Faye

Mary said...

Lovely Valentine finish!

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