Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Sunday, 27 July 2008
I received a Kreativ Blogger award from Moni, Dani, Sonda and Kathy and I really appreciate you all awarding this to my blog.
- The Twisted Stitcher, because Vonna is always stitching the most beautiful and inspiring pieces of work, with the most wonderful finishes.
- Garden of Stitches, because Carol, I have never seen someone stitch so many and such a variety of items.
- Sampler Lover's Blog, because Sandra stitches some of the most wonderful samplers I have ever seen.
- A Kiwi Stitching, because Katrina has inspired me to stitch quite a few of my projects.
- I'm A Little Teapot, because Michelle has a great gift of picking up bargains at garage sales that I only wish that I had.
Friday, 18 July 2008
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
I also forgot to post some pictures of my 12 Blessings of Christmas last month, so here is my June square.
Finally, I have also been working really quite hard on my Bent Creek Red Thread. I am almost at the halfway point with the squares as well as the border. I really love this one and hope to finish it soon, so that I can then make a new start on their new series called Snapperbet.
I still have had no takers for my PIF offer, so if there is anyone out there who is interested, please let me know. I have some wonderful ideas and beautiful patterns to stitch for the three lucky people.
Thursday, 10 July 2008
Clare also sent me some fantastic gifts. Some book plates, so I can label all my cross-stitch books and they should never go missing again. Some lovely little mother-of-pearl buttons. Needles, of which you can never have too many. A Little House Needlework chart 'Schoolgirl Lessons', which was on my wish list and the beautiful Belle Soie thread to stitch it.
Thank you very much Clare for your fantastic exchange, I absolutely love it all. I look forward to maybe stitching with you again in future rounds.
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
I recently signed up for a PIF on Sonda's blog and now I would like to make the same offer on my blog.
If you would like to receive something stitched by me within the next 365 days, please comment on this post to say that you are interested.I will take the first 3 people...or if there are more than 3, then I will do a draw. In return, you must offer to do the same on your blog.
I will announce the special recipients on the 18th July, so you have until the 17th July AEST to post your interest.
I can now show pictures of the floss ring tag that I finished for Sharon in the Hooked On Exchanging, Little House Needleworks Exchange. I had a lot of fun stitching this, but putting the eyelet on was a horror. I started to make a little hole and then the hole got bigger and bigger and then I started to sweat. I had to walk away about four times. In the end it turned out perfectly, but all I could think of was ruining it completely and having to start all over again.
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Design: Small House Sampler
Threads: DMC stitched 1 over 1
Fabric: 28ct Linen from Zweigart - Antique Ivory
Finish: Floss Tag
Sunday, 6 July 2008
I would like to say a very big thank you to all those wonderful people who read my blog, you lift my spirits on the days that I am down and give me the encouragement and confidence to tackle almost anything.