Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Velvet Hanging

I had started playing round with fabric and threads, when I noticed the Lots to Do challenge for this week is "Stitches" so I decided to finish my little hanging and enter it.
First I stamped on Velvet with Stazon Opaque white before I free machine embroidered, adding little bits and cutting tags and tails. I added some beads and a beaded hanger to finish it off.

We've had so many lovely gestures of kindness since DH has had his operation but I must admit  I was so thrilled by these beautiful roses from our next door neighbour that I wanted to share them.
Today is our 44th wedding Anniversary and I am so pleased that DH is able to walk up with me  to our local Chinese Restaurant tonight for a celebratory meal out. We are lucky in so many ways.


Zoechaos said...

Congratulations on 44 years and how wonderful that your OH is mobile.

Your hanging is sensational just wonderful thank you for joining in with LTD, Hilda will be back in a couple of days and will be popping round to everyone. xx Zoe

Cath Wilson said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you!!

I'm really miffed cos I can't see this - it looks fab in the Blogroll preview on my site but the pic won't load for me at the moment. Will have to try it again later. OOh, it's just loaded fully and it's even nicer than I first thought - gorgeous, Jo - absolutely stunning! You must be really pleased with that.

Hope you enjoy your meal and don't get too wet. I'm so pleased Dave is able to get out and about a bit now - really good news!

Von said...

What a beautiful wall hanging :)
Enoy your meal out for your anniversary 44 years that's good going

minnie_mac said...

Beautiful hanging. Beautiful roses. Congratulations on your anniversary.


Neet said...

It is much nicer than you described it on the phone Jo. Lovely!
Hope you and Dave enjoyed the meal and I am so sorry - I never said Congratulations to you both so CONGRATULATIONS FROM BOTH OF US.
ps the roses are gorgeous

Dotpat said...

Happy Anniversary Jo and Dave , hope you have had a good meal.
By the way love your hanging

Unknown said...

congratulations wow 44 years hope your meal is fab for you both and mad all the more special that dave is getting better and stronger everyday that he can now walk to take you out for the evening.

love your hanging and your roses hugs jayne xxx

Marnie Blum said...

Great hanging! Really beautiful.

sam21ski said...

Congrats Jo, hope you had a wonderful evening

Those white roses are gorgeous

You hanger isn't bad either - lol - no really it's stunning, but then again, all your creations are fantastic xxxx

lisa said...

Many Congratulations on your Anniversary, Jo. I hope you really enjoyed your chinese!! I think you both thoroughly deserve it.
What beautiful roses. How lovely of your neighbour and what a gorgeous hanging. I love the way you stamp on fabric and embroidery embellish it. It looks great.
Hugs Lisax

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Belated Happy Anniversary wishes!
Gorgeous hanging - a real sumptious look to it. Lynne M x

crafty creations said...

Stunning work and belated Happy Anniversary

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge - sorry I'm late in visiting - I've been away visiting with family xx Hilda