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:

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

    Love the cat as well.

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

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  3. I love your Valentine stitch. Very pretty.
    As always

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  4. 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.

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

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  6. 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!

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

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  8. 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!!

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

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

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  11. 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!

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

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  13. Lovely! What beautiful stitching you do!

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  14. Fabulous finish. Love the thread colour.

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

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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!

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

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