Saturday, April 23, 2011

My WIP Is Finished!!

YAY, happy, happy dance for me!!!!
Thursday night I managed to finish up my current WIP.  What a fun stitch this turned out to be, I loved the colours and the little saying would stick in my head everytime I worked on it.  I lost my Grandad in 2005 and my Nana in 2008, so I incorporated their initials into the hills at the bottom "FBC" and "JHC", there wasn't really enough room to do anything else but I thought that was a nice subtle way of including them in it.

Homespun Elegance - There Is A Garden
Stitched on 28ct cream evenweave using DMC and WDW

In other stitching news I posted out my private exchange piece to Lisa S and also managed to stitch up an ornie for Angela in our Ornie Swap group.
My next stitchy deadline isn't until June now and that is a private exchange I will be doing with Cath of The Stitchin Chicken.
So now its time to go through my stash and see what WIP I can start on next.
Until next time, happy stitching.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Heads Up...

everyone, my dear friend and stitching buddy Angela is having an amazing blogoversary giveaway over at her blog.  You just dont want to miss this one.
Head on over and visit her today.

Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Help Needed!

Hi everyone,
I was hoping that by putting this out there that one of you might be able to help me.
I am looking for someone that would be willing to do some quilt work for me.  I have a large cross stitch piece that I would love to have made into a lap quilt size or small wallhanging size, I have the fabric already I am just needing someone that can piece it together, add batting and then quilt it for me.  I am obviously willing to pay (by Paypal if overseas) or direct debit, Paypal or cheque for within Australia.
As mentioned I have the fabric so the quilter would just need batting and the cotton.
I am really wanting to have this piece finished as it was a round robin that I completed a few years ago and means alot to me.  I just dont have the necessary skills to finish it.
If you know someone that would be willing to work this for me, then please email me with details, it would be very much appreciated.  I am happy to send photos if required first.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Blog In Print

I remember seeing on Fiona's blog a link to a website that takes your blog posts and makes them into a glossy book.  I decided to go on over and take a look.  I had a little play around to see what the product would look like and then decided that I would have a think about it and go back.  In the meantime, I received a discount voucher through an email so I decided to go ahead and give it a go.  I thought I would print my last years blog posts into a book, if I was then pleased with the final outcome of the book I would then go back and print out each year as its own book to keep as keepsakes of my blogging and stitching time.  Well I received my first book in the mail this week, and I am soo pleased with it that I am definately going back for more.  Each page is glossy paper and the print looks very professional, you choose your own picture for the front of your book and also your heading, there are also many different background prints to choose from too.  Here is a picture of my blog book.

If you are interested in finding out more visit the Sharedbook website.

I was also the lucky winner of one of Cath's giveway's on her blog.  She also sent me some lovely extras including a pair of scissors and a rather cute little notebook.  The pincushion colours are just lovely.

And for stitching news of my own I heard from Sharon (Daffycat) that she had received the ornie I stitched for her in our Ornie Swap group.  I know its not your normal christmassy style design ie. Snowmen, reindeer etc but I loved the colours and subtleness of it.  I am pleased that Sharon also loved it.

Until next time dear friends, happy stitching