Saturday, February 19, 2011

Finally .......An Update

It is almost the end of February and high time for my monthly post.

Firstly, an update on an UFO. Remember this? It was my new year start last year and became an UFO along the way. I am determined to finish it this year.

Design: Quaker & Quilts by Rosewood Manor
Fabric: 40 count cream linen
Threads: Valdani threads

Recently, I join an SAL hosted by Emmanuelle. She is offering an Reproduction Sampler "Mary Glover" as the SAL design. I love this sampler and cannot resist starting another new project. Here I am at part 2 of the SAL. Thank you, Emmanuelle, for this lovely SAL.

Design: Mary Glover by Emmanuelle
Fabric: 32ct Vintage Mocha Belfast
Threads: DMC

Here is a picture of the original Sampler. Isn't it lovely?

On the Hardanger SAL hosted by Mamen, we are now stitching the second item of the Decorative Set. Here is my progress, it is going to be a pincushion mounted on a box. For picture of this Decorative Set, please see my previous post. I am very slow with this second item, got distracted along the way. Mamen already posted the finishing of this pincushion.

This month, I also have a couple of small finishes to show. I had stitched my first Christmas ornament for the year, FA LA LA by LHN. It is stitched on 32ct sand Belfast, the picture did not show the true color of the fabric. Notice, I have not put on the beads?

Another small finish. This is the second contest design by Niky. As usual, I was late for the contest. I completed the stitching but not the finishing. I wanted to make this piece into a needlebook.

I joined the HoE Christmas Ornaments, The Reindeer Round and this was what I stitched for Joke, my partner. This design is by Tonia of Oakhaven Designs. Her designs are cute and quick to stitch.

Late last year, I won two giveaways. I was the winner of Sally's Blogoversary Giveaway. Look at this Beauty that she stitched for me!

This pinkeep is a LHN's design. Look at the trim and charm, they are so beautiful. Thank you so much, Sally, for this gift. It's gorgeous and I will treasure it.

The pinkeep is now residing together with my other beauties!

The other giveaway that I won was this JCS magazine from Gracie. She had a double copy of this issue and graciously give it away. Thank you, Gracie, for this magazine. There are two lovely samplers in the magazine that I am looking forward to stitching.

The two samplers are Winter Wind Sampler by Paulette of Plum Street Samplers and Winter at Beacon House by Pam n Susan of Praiseworthy Stitches.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate all your comments, they make my day.

Finally, I leave you with pictures of the Annual Flower Show that I visited with my mum. This year being the Year of the Rabbit (Chinese zodiac sign) , there are rabbits made of flowers on display.

Take care and Happy Stitching!



gracie said...

I was only too happy to send you the magazine. Love your post and your WIPS. Thanks for the information re The Home Patch for the book I am looking for. I jsut found them....I am not sure what the postage from AU to the USA is...trying to find out now. Have a great weekend....

Brigitte said...

Your little finishes are so beautiful, and so are your finished finishes. It's pure eye candy to look at these pictures.
Good luck with both your WIPs, they will keep you busy for as while, lol.
I bought the same issue of JCS and I love the same two patterns and will stitch them as well. They are gorgeous.

Suzanne said...

What lovely pieces you are working on. I especially love the hardanger piece. You have some very nice finishes as well.

Great gifts you received!

Sally said...

Beautiful WIPs and finishes Ellen.

I love those two projects in the JCS mag. I am lucky that I can get it through my newsagents.

So happy that you love the pinkeep :) I enjoyed stitching it for you.

Emmanuelle said...

Hi Ellen! I realised I missed this post on your blog. Your Mary Glover is great and your Quaker is wonderful too. I enjoyed the pictures of the flower show, the flowers are so nice!

Lillie said...

Your stitching are as pretty as the flowers.

Lillie said...

Your stitching are as pretty as the flowers.