Monday, May 9, 2011

Have a seat...

Come in and grab a seat....in my new Stitching Chair!!! While I do the happy dance in front of you. I'll serve a cup of coffee or tea to calm your nerves after enduring that sight....lol....I promise.

It's officially called a Garden chair, but that's not going to happen. Even the chair comes with a little umbrella, we're staying in the lounge with our cuppas, as they call it here in Australia. Is it called a cuppa too at your place or is it something Australian? No clue actually.


The Garden Chair
Designer: The Cat's Whiskers
Fabric: 32ct Belfast "Mint Green"
Fibers: Recommended Dinky Dyes Silk

The stitching was finished since quite a while but it took me until yesterday to finally put it all together. Officially the little chair has a draw at the front, but after finishing it, I decided that I like it better without a draw and changed it.

Funny detail: It was a Mothers Day gift from my husband in 2009, and got finished on Mothers Day 2011. And I didn't even realize that until it was finished.

And now a confession. I feel very ashamed.....Last week I was looking around in my lounge and a beautiful little pillow that Joke made for me caught my eye. At once I felt my heart sinking in my shoes....did I ever post about that on my blog???? No I didn't. Which is terrible rude of mine. I sent already an email to Joke with my apologies and do it here again. I'm SO very sorry. Joke must have thought I didn't like it. But I ADORE it. It has a place of honor in our lounge in full view. So here is a picture of the lovely Reindeer Ornament Pillow that Joke made for me:

It's lovely isn't it?

There is an update on Amsterdam as well:




And I knitted another pair of socks:

Diagonal Lace Socks
from the book: Socks from the Toe Up" by Wendy D. Johnson
Wool: Malabrigo Sock "Ochre"


That's all from this part of the world. I'm going back now to my stitching chair...with a cuppa!!!

36 comments:

Sari said...

What a lovely, nope, gorgeous chair you have!!! It is absolutely stunning.

Gillie said...

Definitely a cuppa over here too - smashing stitching of the chair and love joke's piece too.

diamondc said...

Gabi: What a lovely pillow I am sure Joke understands, I did that once and was so sorry these things happen, Amsterdam is comming along very well I have a friend doing the same pattern.
Love just love your socks someday I will learn to knit.
Your chair is adorable, such a pretty color.
Blessings
Catherine
diamondc

Cindy's Stitching said...

I love the chair and umbrella. Joke did a wonder job. the socks are really nice. Warm and comfy.

natalyK said...

Beautiful finish. It deserves a happy dance!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your chair is gorgeous. Congrats on finally getting the finishing completed.
Joke's gift is lovely too.

Donna said...

So very pretty! Deserves a big happy dance and definitely a cuppa.
Such a nice gift from Joke also. You have been a busy girl!

Nina said...

I've seen this char on TWLCOSTOO blog, and this is awesome, Gabi!
So, so lovely chair :)

Giovanna said...

Beautiful job on the chair, wow! Love everything else too, what a pretty gift from Joke.

Joke said...

Dear Gabi, I told you already, don't apologize, it doesn't matter at all! Your stitching chair is amazing, I've seen it before, but it seems to me it's a hell of a job to do the assembling!

Kelly said...

The chair is fabulous and I like the colours you used.
Being from the UK, definitely a cuppa here lol.
Great progress on Amsterdam and the socks are great!

staci said...

What a gorgeous little chair you've stitched up! I'd love to sit in something so lovely except my hiney's too big ;)

Love your sock too!!!

Carolyn said...

So sit back and relax - love, love your little chair! Beautiful pillow from Joke and nice update on Amsterdam! Cool socks, too!

Meari said...

The chair is beautiful! We don't call it a cuppa here, so it must be an English (UK) and Australian thing. Amsterdam looks great. The socks are adorable!

Mary-Anne said...

Gabi, the chair is beautiful. Love it.

Claudette497 said...

It's really beautiful - your finishing is fantastic.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That chair is adorable! Amsterdam looks fantatic!

mdgtjulie said...

Okay, I just have to say, "WOW," your chair is amazing. I could never do something like that. I'm too much of a klutz. I have a hard enough time just finishing things to be framed!! The pillow is adorable, and you've rectified your mistake now, so no harm, no foul. Joke is nice enough that she'll forgive you!! Amsterdam is looking good. You've gotten a lot done!! Grats on the progress.

crossstitchbibs said...

Love that chair!!! It's gorgeous!!! Great stitching on Amsterdam also!

Katrien said...

That chair is gorgeous.
Great work on the socks and Amsterdam

Justflo said...

Love you 'chair'. Yes it's most definitely a 'cuppa' where I am (UK).
Love the little pillow from Joke.

Amsterdam's going to be a beauty.

I don't remeber knitting a pair of socks I think it was the heel turning that possibly put me off.

Carol said...

Such a lovely stitching chair, Gabi--I love all the little details, especially that charming umbrella. You did a wonderful job on it :)

Amsterdam is coming along nicely and those socks look so comfy. Sure wish I could knit, but I don't even seem to have enough time to do all the stitching that I'd like!

Anne Marieke said...

Love your pretty chair and Amsterdam is coming along well!

I'm sure it has happened to most of us, forgetting to post about a present...

Kathy said...

Oh my but that stitching chair is simply stunning! Gorgeous! Beautiful! Well, you get the picture. :)

The pillow ornament from Joke is just lovely. I love that patterns. What a wonderful addition to Christmas collection of ornamaments. :) Including bith of the beautiful LHN prnament finished. Fabulous!

chrisstitches said...

What can I say....the Stitching chair looks fantastic as well as Amsterdam & the reindeer ornament.
Love the challenging pieces you do.
Chris B.

Shelleen said...

The stitching chair is adorable.

Lizzy said...

Oh, my what a lovely stitching chair, Gabi. And I would love to join you for a cuppa! It's gorgeous and such intricate needlework. I LOVE it! And Amsterdam is coming along beautifully... It's such a lovely piece, Gabi. Love the socks... I so want to learn to knit! And the pillow from Joke is Lovely and such a wonderful treasure.

Blessings always in stitches...
xox

Shelley said...

You've been one busy lady...the chair is absolutely fabulous!! All your stitching looks great and I am so jealous about those lovely socks :)

Shelley said...

You've been one busy lady...the chair is absolutely fabulous!! All your stitching looks great and I am so jealous about those lovely socks :)

Sally said...

Oh wow, Gabi, your chair is gorgeous!

Joke did a beautiful job on the pillow.

Love those sock! Amsterdam is coming along really well.

Deb said...

Your chair is just incredible. Just gorgeous!! I have that pattern and never got up the nerve to try to stitch it or put it together. It's wonderful!!

Nancy M said...

I think those little chairs are just so adorable! I'm not sure I'd want to tackle the finishing, although it must be achievable since people have done it! Amsterdam looks awesome and you've done quite a bit!

Maggie said...

Yep, call it a cuppa here in the UK too-
Love your little stitched chair, really cute!

Anne Marieke said...

Gabi, you asked where I buy my fabrics.

Mostly from Shabby Fabrics www.shabbyfabrics.com and recently I found a sale at Quilt in a Day and Piecework Fabrics often has sales too!

But surely you have great quilting stores in Australia?

HTH

Carol's Stitching said...

I am absolutely stunned with your Garden Chair. Hopefully you can place this in a stitching competetion this year because you are sure to walk away with top honors!

Siobhan said...

Wow, well you go girl!! Lots of gorgeous stuff in your post. I just LOVE that chair!!! What a neat piece from Joke. Great job on the socks! Amsterdam is coming along so nicely, too.