When my nephew Perry was a terrible three year old - I lie not - he was so atrocious that we almost persuaded his elder brother to negotiate a deal with a family of girls to swop one for Perry. We were having a pub meal at the time and Toby, one and a half years older, was on his way to do the deal when we stopped him!.
Anyway, Perry then went screaming, his preferred method of communication, to a Day Nursery and when we went to pick him up he was transformed. So much so that we thought we had the wrong child. Since that day, for it was indeed only one day, he has been an absolute angel and is on his way to a first in Mathematics.
For goodness sake - what is the point of all this?
OK - at the Day Nursery they had 'Tinies', 'Teenies' and 'Tweenies' who were the in-betweenies.
Following all this?
Right - well these two little ornaments are my 'Tweenies' because I stitched them in-between the big pre-stitching projects for the Jackie Du Plessis classes.
See - it all came right in the end didn't it?
When I stitched them I had no suitable backing fabric so thought I would vary the pattern a little and join the two stitched pieces together, but then I picked up a length of black cotton for 50p and decided to make two slightly different ornaments. The differences are subtle, (oh alright, obvious) but they are both from freebies I found. Again I'm not sure where which is a shame because I quite like them. The top one is finished with bronze beads and a black and tan ribbon, and the other with black beads. On this one I doubled up a stripey ribbon and attached beads as I sewed it together.
That's all for today - back to worrying about finishing up all my projects before I forget how to do it.
Oh, before I go, a couple of people have asked for the link to the Birds in a Tree freebie.
This is the link http://users.skynet.be/bk236098/CARINNE/surprise2009.htm
Thank you Carinne.