Thursday, August 21, 2008

Needleroll finish


I finally made this up. I stitched this last year, but didn't sew the charms on. When I came to make it up, the charms had disappeared. I searched everywhere to they were nowhere to be found. Earlier this year I had another big hunt for them, but still nothing. Then one day, just out of the blue this thought came into my head to look down the side of the armchair, and sure enough there they were. So now it's finally finished. The design is by Lorri Birmingham, and came as a kit with the linen banding. And that banding really frays, so if you have some to stitch on, it would be a good idea to overlock the edges.

Today is GCSE results day, and DD16 has just gone to get hers, hoping for good things. We had a call from the school at 9.15am to say they were expecting good results and would like to invite her and a parent to a civic lunch at the Guildhall today. The school had invites for 6 pupils with a parent, so she's feeling privileged. The lunch will be held by the Lord Mayor, and there will be other schools present, and many dignitaries there. I'm lucky that I'm not at work this week, so I can go with her.

Last week was A level results, and DS18 got his results, he did well, and will now be going to University next month. He has a place in his first choice University, and it is local, so he will remain living at home. DD will move on to 6th form college, and has to enrol for that next week.

Edited to add: DD got one A*, 9 x A's and 4 x B's, from the proud mum.

10 comments:

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Ginnie said...

Pretty needleroll, why does everything end up down the sides of chairs!?
Hope the gcse results are good.

vEr0n!c@ said...

That's a very pretty needleroll. Well done on the finishing. Glad that you found the charm.

Andrea said...

You've been busy! I've missed 3 posts! Great needleroll. I've done about 6/7 of these LB rolls and if I knew then what I know now I would of done them on proper linen and not on linen banding.
Love the small JN ornament. Very pretty.
I saw your scissor pocket on the BB. It looks so different on the darker linen. Again very pretty.

Ruth said...

Congrats on all fronts -- on beuatiful needlerools, adventageous finds of lost goodies, and great kids! You must be doing something right :)

Ruth said...

Congrats on all fronts -- on beuatiful needlerools, adventageous finds of lost goodies, and great kids! You must be doing something right :)

Karoline said...

Lovely needleroll and congratulations to your DD

Julie said...

Congrats to both your children, well done!

Love the needleroll, pretty finish

tkdchick said...

Glad you found those charms becuase that looks fantastic!

Karan said...

Congratulations to your DD & DS. :))
Beautiful finishes - love them all. Looks like you're on a roll now! :0)