Well, I’ve finally finished copying all my photo albums over from Multiply, and am now faced with copying over the blog posts. Hmmm, not sure how many will make it over I will have to have a read through them first – that will bring back some memories LOL. But that will be for another day.
It’s been a tiring couple of days – even more so for the family in Algeria. My brother-in-law’s wife gave birth to a gorgeous baby girl on Friday (she was working up till Wednesday, went into labour Friday morning and was home by the evening – not bad for a first time baby)! On Sunday, my husband’s sister, who was also heavily pregnant and staying at our home (the in-laws live in the apartment downstairs in our villa) had her water’s break, but with no sign of labour. She has been having a lot of problems with her pregnancy so they took her to the hospital, where she was told she would need a c-section. Unfortunately (Algeria being the country it is!) they didn’t have any of her type of blood so family members had to be rounded up to donate before they could operate. Then, it being Ramadhan, the doctors decided to wait till they had broken their fast before proceeding. So, after being made to wait all day on her own, she was finally taken in about 11pm and delivered her baby boy. We are not sure what has happened since as no one is allowed to visit her, but my mother-in-law who went up there this morning was told the hospital couldn’t look after the baby as they didn’t have enough staff and she had to bring him home!!! SIL is still in the surgical ward and not allowed visitors, though she was allowed to see the baby for 5 minutes, and we don’t know when she will be allowed home. BIL’s wife has volunteered to feed both the babies, so she’s in for a tiring few days – but I can only imagine how upset my SIL is by the whole thing. Anyway, my daughter and I have been sitting around waiting for news, which is like getting blood out of a stone sometimes. It will be a noisier house when we go back to Algeria that’s for sure.
Love with a Capital L – by Papillon Creations. Finished on 8 November 2007. Stitched on 32 count white laguna fabric with Carrie’s Creations threads in Gold Glow and Navy. Stitched for my Mum and Dad’s 50th Wedding Anniversary
How pretty, and what tiny stitches — I had to click on to see if they were stitches or beads! What a lovely piece!
Design by Stephanie at Nouveau Encore Designs. Stitched with Soie D’Alger
Year’s End by Papillon Creations. Stitched on 28 count ivory evenweave with Carrie’s Creations threads in Ruby and Verde
Energy from Ruby Slipper Needlework Designs. Stitched on 28ct pale blue linen with Carrie’s Creations Thread in Boysenberry, and various odd bits of DMC that my mum had laying around. A present for my sister.
This is so beautiful Somayya! I had no idea that you had designed it yourself as we’ve watched it unfold over the months. You did an amazing job on both the designing and the stitching! Multiply lets you see very close up if you click the picture, so I can see all the colors and individual stitches.
Islamic calligraphy is so beautiful, elegant, and (since I can’t read it) mysterious.
Oh that’s brilliant !!!! Just gorgeous !!!! I started this one with white thread on red fabric to attempt to get this kind of look – but compared to yours I failed miserably! Well done – can’t wait to see updates on this one!!
2006 looks like it was a very productive year – and considering that was the year we moved to Algeria I’m amazed I got as much done as I did!!!
Flamin’ Chili Peppers Heart by The Sweetheart Tree, stitched on 32 count Belfast Linen – Toasted Almond.
The Dreaming by Dinky Dyes. Stitched on 28 count pale pink evenweave using Anchor Variegated thread. My daughter is still waiting for me to finish this into a pillow for her!!!
Summer in Sussex Weekend Cottage by The Nutmeg Company (www.3dcrossstitch.co.uk) Not sure where this is now actually….
ABC Deja Vue by Nouveau Encore Designs. Stitched on 22 count white hardanger 1 over 1 with Vicki Clayton’s silk – Dark Wisteria. One of my favourite ever pieces which now hangs over my bed 🙂
I framed this to give as a present to my husband’s grandmother for Eid. The frame was made up by a local man, cost the equivalent of about £2. This is my first attempt at mounting a project myself. It took them a couple of years to actually get round to hanging it up but she kept it under her pillow. Sadly, she passed away last year and I’m not sure what happened to this but would like to get it back one day
Coeur Romatique. A freebie chart from Reflets De Soie. Stitched on Polstitches Dragon Shades – Shades of Narcissus – 28 ct Jobelan with Polstitches Dragon Floss – Woodstock. Sorry for the terrible picture
At last a present for my son – he was really “chuffed” with it 🙂
St George’s by Long Dog stitched with Anchor variegated, not sure what colour, and later made up into a cushion
A little bag I made for myself, but has been poached by my daughter…
And finally, another little freebie I did and gave to my sister-in-law.