Sunday, 22 April 2007

Drum roll please...

Ta Da.....I started cirque des cercles. Sorry about the terrible picture. I left it on the couch yesterday and came back to find my DH sitting on it so my fabric needs an iron! I am stitching it on a cream Belfast linen 32 ct over 2 with 1 strand of silk. I'm loving stitching with silk by the way. I'd highly recommend it! It'll be hard going back to DMC :) Im really pleased with the colour i chose.

Now for some West of Scotland weekend pictures. Look who we found eating the flowers the other morning

and here's a cute picture i took out my friends window today, these were in her back garden

Ive been at my friends hen weekend. We had a good laugh. On friday night we had a Karaoke night and then last night we dressed her up as a bride and went out for a meal and then onto a line dancing place. The line dancing place was surreal, it was full of very serious line dancing enthusiasts all kitted out with their cowboy hats etc. I never knew places like this existed in the UK, especially not in Glasgow. We had a great time, it was such fun and everyone in there, whilst a little strange, were so friendly and made a big fuss of the bride to be. I am now totally exhausted and wish i had a day to recover before going back to work again but unfortunately i don't!

25 comments:

Itching To Stitch said...

Love the start of your Cirque Des Cercles, I love the thread color you chose too ;)

Karen said...

the lambs are very cute, nice to see bambi live and eating the flowers , I sooo want cirque des cercles its a lovely design it looks like you have chosen a nice floss to work with

Name: Vicki said...

Oh, my! You have really taken on a HUGE project! I am really impressed! I don't think I could attempt something like this piece. You are really a wonderful stitcher! The pictures of the animals are very cute!

The needle & I said...

Ohhh!! That Cirque Des Cercles is a beautiful start. I love your colors. I cant wait till I get mine and start it.

stitcherw said...

Great start on Cirque, it is really looking pretty with the color you chose, and I'm glad you are enjoying the silks.

Wonderful pictures, the deer and lambs were so cute.
Sue

Carla said...

great start on cirque des cercles....the color you chose is perfect for the design!!

Vonna said...

Your CDC is looking great! I agree the color you chose is perfect!! LOVE IT!
Your Scotland pictures this week are darling :)

Lauren said...

That's a lovely start! What color are you using for the floss?

Love the deer - I see a lot of them around here, but I have to say I've never seen a sheep from my window! It also sounds like you had a good time at the hen night.

Rowyn said...

Cirque des Cercles is looking great. Love the photo of the deer eating your flowers :0)

Paula said...

Love your start on Cirque des Cercles...it's lovely. Can't believe your dh was sitting on it...didn't he feel it under his bum?? lol
Awwww look a little deer, how cute. Hope he got safely back to his family.
Lovely pics of lambs...lol they say every family has a black sheep....lol
Happy Painting....

Angi said...

Cheryl!! It's gorgeous!! What lovely pictures of animals! Thanks for sharing!

Jamie said...

I love, love, love the floss. Amazing what it looks like once you start stitching. I just ordered Midnight Rainbow and I can't wait to start using it.

All I can say about the photos is WOW. I mean really WOW. Sheep just wonder around??

Hazel said...

Cirque looks great. Lovely colours. Still pondering mine. Cute animals too. Check out my rabbit lol.

sugardoll said...

Aren't those lambs so adorable. The little ones looks so cuddly.. *^-^* Great start on your WIP hun. Keep it up!

Christine said...

Great start on Cirque Des Cercles!! I agree that stitching with silk floss is absolutely wonderful.

I had to laugh that your DH was sitting on your work!!!

Carolyn said...

Ooooh, nice start on CDC - I love the color you chose too!

And that little fawn is so beautiful - and those sheep (?) are adorable too! :)

Sharon said...

You are off to a great start with cirque des cercles-the color is gorgeous.

Michelle said...

Cirque looks gorgeous - great start. I can't believe your husband sat on it LOL!

DaisyGirl said...

I love the lambs! They look so soft and cute! Glad you had fun with your friends on a night out!
Donna

anna said...

Oh the poor nanimal ;-) Must have been scared though despite filling its belly LOL! I'll be following your progress on the Cirque.. :)

monique said...

Nice start! Too bad DH sat on it LOL That's funny :)

Lizzy said...

Cirquie des Cercles is coming along beautifully, Cheryl! I love the colours you are using... and you are really moving along on it! :-)

Oh, the doe, sheep and wee lambs are just precious! And there's even a black one! :-) Thanks for sharing with us, Sweetie! :-)

Thanks for thinking of me and all your sweet well wishes... they mean so much, Hun!

jean said...

Cirque is going to be just awesome when it's done! :)

Sew-in-Love said...

I think your Circles are going to be great and love the deer too! We live in block of council flats in north Leeds and the only wildlife we get here (apart from the delinquents) is pigeons!!!

tkdchick said...

Ooooh Cirque is going to be stunning!