Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Letter Prize

Look at what the postman delivered today! I have a parcel from Madeira Garne, Germany. This is my prize for the letter published in Cross Stitch Collection Issue 163. The prize consists of some silk and metallic threads, a stitching hoop and a pair of gold plated double curved scissors.

Here is a closed up picture of the scissors. I am looking forward to trying the silk threads for my next projects. Thanks Madeira for the wonderful prize.

Take care & happy stitching!

Two small finishes & an UFO

Have not post for two weeks, was down with the flu virus. I had fever and sore throat for a couple of days. Thanks goodness, I am better now except that the throat is still a bit sore.

Found an UFO while going through my stash, it was a kit by Periwinkle Promises - Marigold Sampler Accent. I bought this kit many years ago and started on it but for some reasons it was not finished. I finally finished it last night and here is a picture of it.

I have two other small finishes to show. They are freebies, one from Plum Pudding Needleart and the other from Debbie Draper Designs. I am going to try my hands at making them into

I had also finished the "Waterlilies on a Pond" - WIP in my previous post. What attracted me about this chart was the colour of the waterlilies. They are purplish blue in colour which is not so common. We normally see more pink waterlilies.

I had mailed out my floss tag for the HOE exchange, will post picture later when my partner receives the parcel. Also participate in the EMS Board beaded fob exchange, will mail out the parcel today.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I love and appreciate all those lovely comments.
Until later, happy stitching!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Floral Extravaganza

I got a big surprise when I opened Cross Stitch Collection (UK cross stitch magazine) last Friday. My letter was published, hooray! I love flowers and sent them pictures of my vases of flowers a couple of months ago. These flowers were from various issues of Collection. I had forgotten that I had sent that e-mail until I saw my letter in the magazine. I am a collector of magazines both cross stitch and hardanger.

Here are some closeup pictures of the flowers.WIP

I have started another piece "Waterlilies on a pond" from this magazine.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate and love all the lovely comments.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Busy Week

Had a busy and fruitful week. I put the final stitch to my Damier Checkerboard. Here is the picture. The final part to this SAL is the border. I am finishing this piece into a cushion so will leave out the border. Thanks Maryse for this SAL. Maryse now has designs for purchase.

Stitched up and put the final touch to a few biscornus during the week. The blue one in the picture is for Maria(her birthday is on the 13 October). Maria manages the shop where I give hardanger lessons.

The shop carries mainly DMC threads with some Anchor perle cotton and special Kreinik.
Knotty Shop carries a selection of linen, evenweave and aida fabrics. That is Maria in the picture.

I had added two adorable black and white kits( on 14 count white aida) to my stash. I have decided to stitch them on 28 count linen instead.

Happy Stitching!