Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Finish, An Exchange, Another Miniature and A Giveaway

I finally have a finish! This Easter project was started in April, it took me 3 months to complete. I am not a one-project person, this one was only worked on whenever I am at the Crafts Shop.

Fabric: 28ct Cashel Linen
Threads: DMC

I enjoyed this project, the hares are so adorable! My friend is helping me to sew this into a cushion. Can't wait to see it?

Here is Mamen Hal Malaka part 2. I love hardanger, this is going to be a beautiful table doily. Currently I am stitching the other end of the doily which is a repeat of part 2.

My Lizzie Kate Christmas Ornament was here early, I was very surprised and happy to receive it. My partner, Marie, chose a design from LK's Tiny Tidings XII. Her stitching and finishing are perfect. I really love this ornament, thank you so much Marie for a wonderful Exchange.

Love the Red trim, isn't it pretty?

Next, my obsession, another miniature to join my collection. This sewing machine is actually part of a set, it came with a ironing board, a basket of fabrics and a box of threads(in the picture). I love it! Now, I am constantly on the lookout for another one.

This month is my 3rd blogoversary! I started blogging in August 2008 and had my first post on 1st September 2008. To celebrate, I am hosting my very first Giveaway. Here is the prize! I will be adding other goodies in the package.

The rules are very simple, just be a follower and post a comment on this post only. I will select a winner on the 23rd of August, good luck!

Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your comments, they are greatly appreciated.

Take care and happy stitching!



Gabi said...

Congrats on your gorgeous finish. Those bunnies are adorable. Who's the designer?
Love your hardanger project as well.
Please don't put my name in the hat. Great exchange and that miniature sewing machine is too cute.

Chris said...

Congratulations on your anniversary Ellen!
I love the bunnies!

Sally said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous finish Ellen.

Love your hardanger piece.

Lovely exchange piece. Cute miniature sewing machine too :)

Edgar said...

Congrats on the finish!! Your WIP is just lovely. How super you r3rd Blogaversary!!!

Kathy Ellen said...

Your Easter Bunnies piece is wonderful, and what a gorgeous hardanger project! My husband does beautful hardanger pieces too. I love it too, but he is the hardanger artist in the family!

Sweet little miniature sewing machine too!

Tina said...

Love the cute bunnies design,and that sewing machine is gorgeous.The hardanger piece is coming on lovely and love the colours you have chosen
congratulations on your 3rd blogging anniversary

Myra said...

Those bunnies are adorable - I love the linen color. Congratulations on your anniversary!

diamondc said...

Ellen: I love your Bunnies, they are adorable.
Your part two hardanger is lovely,
I have never seen a minature sewing machine its so cute.
Thank-you for sharing.

Tatkis said...

Hares are so beautiful! Great idea to use green Cashel!
And this hardanger is lovely, colours are fantastic!
Congratulations with your 3d blogoversary - big date! And a lovely prize :)

Best wishes,

Jeanie said...

Congrats on your 3rd blogoversary !
Lover your hardanger pieces, they are so beautiful !

gracie said...

The bunnies look great.....

Carol R said...

Love those little rabbits!

Carol said...

Awww...I love those little bunnies! Your stitching is wonderful, Ellen :)
And the tiny sewing machine is so sweet...

Three years of blogging--congratulations!! Hope you enjoy many more :)

mbroider said...

I am your follower, and come ever so often here to check what you have posted.

Congrats on your bunny finish. The white flowers look gorgeous!

Wishing good luck to all!

Siobhán said...

Congratulations on the finish!! What a gorgeous piece. I love the hardanger piece, too, and your exchange piece.

I'll pass on the giveaway since I already have the SANQ, but happy anniversary--and here's to many more years. :)

dixiesamplar said...

What a lovely blog, Ellen...and such beautiful pieces to share!!

That mini sewing machine is adorable...love it!!

We seem to have similar tastes in samplers..I just recently ordered that C Street Samplers pattern myself!!

I just had to become a follower...I will want to be visiting you again soon :o)
Happy Stitchin'

Lillie said...

Cute bunnies very pretty! Loved the progress of the hardanger. Congrads on your anniversary.

Linda said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower. Love those bunnies. Who is the designer?

dianecally said...

I love your blog...........and cute cute stitching. I would love to enter for your contest.

dianecally said...

I love your blog...........and cute cute stitching. I would love to enter for your contest.

FN said...

What beautiful bunnies! I love it! And happy blogoversary to you! I'd love a chance to enter your giveaway. Thanks! Frances

Suzanne said...

What a very cute finish with the bunnies. I really love your hardanger project, it's just so pretty and I just love the thread colour as well.

Unknown said...

Love your miniature finish the bunnies are so pretty and congrats on your blogversary, I would love to be entered into the give away, just made it!! I am a follower.

Pumpkin said...

I LOVE your finish! I have this pattern too :o) What color fabric did you use?

Your Hardanger is beautiful!

What a sweet set! I didn't realize they made them that small. LOL!