Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Update

Sorry for the lack of updates but we're in the middle of the Easter holidays from school so I'm busy with the kids and opting for crafting or reading rather than sitting at the laptop of an evening. But my husband has taken a few days off now so I'm having a catch up session at my desk and I have a lot to share.

First here is my progress to date on Dorothy Walpole

IMAG0886edit

Dorothy Walpole copyright Scarlet Letter 2011
stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linen Pearlised Barley and and DMC

I'm thinking of making Dorothy my focus piece and working on her in between each project so expect to see more regular updates.

I'm currently working on one of the Travelling patterns. I was fortunate to be picked by Bekca to be the next stitcher on Count your Blessings by Shakespear's Peddler.  I decided that I wanted a more spring feel for this design so went to my stash and starting with a piece of Silkweaver fabric then selected some Gloriana silks from my collection.

IMAG0888edit


My progress so far, I've almost finished building the house.

IMAG0914edit

With it being the holidays I've been out and about with the children.  Of course there has been a visit to Filey to spend the day with my parents.  We got a lovely day so went down to spend some time on the beach.

IMAG0907edit


IMAG0906edit
 
Our other activity was to go and see a couple of films at the Leeds Young People's Film Festival.  There was a strand of Disney films so I decided to take the children to see The Jungle Book, as I've never seen it on the big screen and a repeat viewing of 'Frozen'.  These films where shown at the Everyman, a boutique cinema with sofa's and armchairs instead of standard seating.  The screen we were in had a couple of  '70's' style hanging seats, so naturally Christopher 'had' to sit in one of them for Frozen.  I had my doubts about this but once the film started he sat absolutely still.  I had heard rumors that this was possible but this was the first time I had actually seen it!
 
IMAG0909edit

20 comments:

Jackie said...

DW is looking good!

It looks like you're having a delightful break with the kids! I've not seen Frozen yet but I've heard it's absolutely fabulous.

Joanie said...

I love this post!! It looks like you had a fabulous time with your children and family. I love the colors you've chosen for the traveling pattern and Dorothy looks mah-vo-lous! Happy Easter, Karoline!

Ali said...

Looks like a fun Easter break with the kids, ours have just gone back to school I dont understand why our council have the Easter holidays before Easter lol.
I am loving the silk colours you have picked lovely and vibrant colours.

Melissa said...

Oh, lots of lovely stitching! I love the colours of the Gloriana Silks you chose. Do you mind sharing them with me, particularly the pinks please! It's my birthday month so I can order some silks on discounts and I would love to get some pinks!

Have fun with the kids on the Easter break!

Margaret said...

Lovely projects! It looks like you have such fun with your kids. They are growing up so fast!

Von said...

So nice to have some family time! I love the colors you've chosen for the traveling pattern, nice, springy colors. :)

Anne said...

So glad you are enjoying your break. I too have to take the time to craft and blog/comment later. Dorothy is coming along beautifully and I love that photo of the blue sky and beach! Amazing! Happy Easter!

Chris said...

Lovely progress on Dorothy and great color choices on the traveling piece.
What lovely days by the ocean! Looks like you guys have been having fun!
Happy Easter.

Chris said...

Lovely progress on Dorothy and great color choices on the traveling piece.
What lovely days by the ocean! Looks like you guys have been having fun!
Happy Easter.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Spending time with your kids and family is wayyyy more important than being online that's for sure! Enjoy those holidays!

Your sampler is looking great!!

Carol said...

Looks like your spring break with your family was wonderful, Karoline. How sweet that your little boy sat absolutely still for the viewing of Frozen in that swinging chair!! Amazing--must be an enthralling movie. I still haven't seen it.

Love your new sampler and traveling pattern starts--the spring colors are a nice change :)

butterfly said...

Such lovely stitching , and photos.
Happy Easter to you and your family .

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Dorothy is a lovely sampler, the colours are so pretty. Going to the beach is so much fun for children, is Filey a long drive for you? The idea of a hanging seat is novel - I'm sure Christopher loved it.

Andrea said...

Looks like a fun time with the kids. Dorothy looks great. The travelling pattern is going to be very different this time ... can't wait to see your progress and final finish.

woolwoman said...

great progress on Dorothy - she would be a great focal piece. Nice to see the children having so much fun at the beach. Hope you have a happy Easter and the bunny comes to visit the kids.
Mel

Shebafudge said...

Looks like you are making the most of the Easter holiday. Our school only broke up on Wednesday so I have a week and a half to go of my school holiday yet! Bet it rains :(

Love the threads you chose for your travelling pattern. Can't wait to see it stitched up!

Sally said...

Lovely progress on Dorothy.

Love your start on Count Your Blessings.

Hope you're enjoying the Easter holidays.

Mii Stitch said...

Hope you had a lovely family time!! I'm just starting to catch up now after a little break too ;)

Solstitches said...

Your sampler is beautiful and I love your colour changes for the travelling pattern.
Cute pic of the kids on the beach.
Margaret

Brigitte said...

The Easter holidays with your children must have been gorgeous. And what a lovely day you could spend at the beach with them. I can understand that stitching was a bit on the backseat. But you made some nice progress on both your projects.