Sunday, 8 April 2012

On to The Next

Well...hubbie's jumper is finished so I can go on to knitting my own cardigan

By the way...I decided on the red coloured wool.
I think because I liked it when I saw it on the front of the pattern

I also want to start on some tapestry now that it's lighter in the evening and I can put my frame in the garden room!

I bought the tapestry of the sunflowers
because it reminded me of a course that I went on in one of the colleges in Oxford.
When we had time off a couple of us went to the botanic gardens there
and I have never seen such an abundance of different sunflowers!
They were tall..and short
yellow and brown and all sorts of other shades!

I didn't take a picture of the sunflowers to show you
I can show you a picture of me in front of another border!

The tapestry of the sunflowers I finished last year and got my husband to make me a frame
for a firescreen.  The frame is made from the wood of trees grown on our farm!

He is cross with me as he says I gave him the wrong measurements......

Whether I did...or didn't is not the issue
(actually I didn't!)

But I think it would not have looked right in a frame that just fit the tapestry!

Anyway...I leave it to you to judge!

and...yes...I know that it's a bit off square
(first thing I saw)

but the man who framed it did it as a favour and I just couldn't complain....
when I saw it straight away...
...and he was looking at it so proudly!

I know...I was a pussy cat and, normally, I would have asked for it to be done properly!

I also did a long stitch tapestry of poppies (as a bit of quick relief) for a friend who loves poppies

So...what now??

 I have several canvases that I have bought over the years....
 and am not quite sure which one to start on.

I have to say  I do prefer trammed tapestries as they seem more hardwearing and, also,
it can be easier knowing which colour is which!

I will look a few out these next few days and make my mind up....
we'll see..........!


As a follow up to my story on the rabbits............
Guess what I saw on the front lawn today??

Yes I think you could be right.....
Lets just take another look's them again!!

and finally....................

just to finish.......

I met a friend for coffee after I finished physio on Saturday

and couldn't believe my eyes

Happy Easter!!




  1. Happy Easter to you! I loved seeing your needlepoint, they are such beautiful tapestries.
    What a great photo of you as well. I'm beginning to wonder how we will keep the bunnies out of our yard when the time comes for a new pup.
    Have a delightful evening.
    Hugs, Noreen

  2. Lovely tapestries, Joan! I love the framed sunflower fire screen. It is lovely...and the poppy one is just bright and pretty. I used to do quite a bit of crewel work but haven't touched it in a long time. I soon on a stitch project of sewing for my granddaughters for the summer. I just retired a couple of months ago and so I am trying to decide WHAT I want to do first! Love the picture of you in front of the border. Your look like you belong there in your floral skirt and pretty blue top. Blessings-xo Diana

    Joan- Just as a side note to you- do you know you have word verification on and it often keeps people from leaving a comment? If you take it off, I find that Blogger catches almost 100% of the spam.....just a thought-

  3. Hi Joan, I love your sunflower fire screen and that the frame is made with your wood. I think it is lovely and special just the way it is.
    I also adore the bright and happy poppies. So nice to see a photo of you with the floral border.
    Wishing you a wonderful week.

  4. Happy Easter Joan!
    That daffodil - must be on miracle grow (teehee)
    I love your stitchery! Beautiful work sister!
    And those bunnies...yes I googled it..4ft is how far they can hop. That's a Big bunny hop!
    Have a great week.

  5. love the poppy tapestry, poppies are on of my favourite flowers x thanks for your visit

  6. Thank you for your visit and comment.

    I really admire your tapestry work...the colors and stitching are great. Also appreciated the Oxford garden photo as it reminded me of time I spent walking all around that garden one May day years ago. It was bliss!

    Your continuing rabbit saga will bear watching....

    Best wishes.

  7. Hello Pembrokeshire Lass. I came across you visiting Welsh Hill Again, so thought I would pop over and have a browse. You live in a beautiful part of the world, and I enjoyed reading your blog. Welcome to blog-land. I look forward to visiting you again.

  8. What a nice place to sit and relax or read a good book.
    Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting my blog today :)

  9. Your tapestries are just beautiful and you are a very lovely lady. It's always nice to know what someone looks like when we become blog friends! Enjoy your weekend!


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