Tuesday, 18 May 2010

How Old?????

Last night we had a good fun family celebration for 'hubby's' ahem, cough, cough, splutter, 50th birthday, hehe :) We did the balloons, the banners and the cards and gifts bit, and tucked into a lovely takeaway. One of the gifts from his family was a particularly generous and exciting one which will involve some travel for all of us later on this year - I'll say no more about it for now, but I'm beginning to hum "the hills are alive with the sound of music", hehe! There's a family connection to this country - the boys are hugely excited!!

As part of his gift from ourselves I had bought this lovely little artwork from 'The7thmagpie' which I'd clocked over on Flickr one Friday evening, during a leisurely browse (positive proof that Flickr certainly works as a marketing tool!!!) I was really delighted to be able to afford a little piece of her artwork as I've admired her work for some time now - my Other Half was really pleased with it as he appreciates a bit of artwork himself. It's about 2.5 inches x 4 inches - he's not quite sure how to keep/frame it yet - I'd popped it along with a book, it would make a very sumptuous artistic bookmark!!

I think it's done using freehand sewing machine embroidery stitching - a technique I've admired for a long time but never got round to learning - some day . . .

Off to enjoy the lovely weather here today, as hubby has a day off after his 'big day'!!

Bye for Now :)

9 comments:

Biba said...

You're coming to Austria, yay! That's so close to Slovenia... a chance for a meet-up, perhaps...?

janet said...

Austria!!! Lucky you...I love Austria ;-)

Tweed Delights said...

Would be fun Mojca - I'll bring the 'other doll' hehe :)

Janet, you're supposed to be in your studio you naughty lady - hope you are enjoying some lovely creative-time :)

june at noon said...

Oooh, a trip, a trip!

I want to try the free-motion machine stitching too ... some day. ;)

Swirlyarts said...

You will have to whip up a dress from a curtain the way they do in The Sound of Music! Or is it just me that dreams of doing that? Happy Birthday hubby!

Tweed Delights said...

Oh that's funny Lynsey!! I forgot all about that - will have to watch the film again :)

Florcita said...

Happy birthday! What a great gift a trip! and that piece of artwork! fabulous! It looks like you!!!!! ahaaha It's you embroidered!!! :)

Tweed Delights said...

Me on a VERY good day Mariana, hehe! :)

Claire said...

Hey Alison, have just discovered your blog via Kootooyoo. Lots of interesting posts to browse through.
Love your work and love the little artwork piece from 7thmagpie.
Machine embroidery is lots of fun and will give you a whole new element to your work.
Pop over for a visit when you have a minute.

Regards, Claire