Sunday, 7 October 2012

I have been very lucky recently with winning 3 giveaways.  First up was Cath at The stitchin' chicken and below are the lovely goodies she sent me.  I love the scissors - they are compact and cut well.  I have been having a nightmare lately and have had to chop great chunks out of my Confetti of Hardanger.  I love these JBW designs so was fantastic.  The scissor fob is SO pretty and goes well with the new scissors.  And of course it is impossible to have too much fabric or too many threads...hehehe.  I was thrilled to bits with everything.  THANK YOU CATH!!!

The lovely goodies from Cath (The Stitchin' Chicken)
Then only a few days later I was fortunate enough to win again.  This time it was from Gaynor Stitchers Anon.  Below is the picture of all the gorgeous goodies she chose for me.  There were some gorgeous threads both metallics and variegated.  A gorgeous piece of fabric which is called Sage and looks absolutely nothing like how I have photographed it.  She also sent me one of the charts from my wish list - it's the 2012 LK Santa.  There is a beautiful, beautiful little pillow which has lovely stitching and amazing finishing, I wish mine was so neat. And rick rack in 4 fab colours.  Thank you SO much Gaynor!!

The lovely goodies I received from Gaynor
The third one was just the other day and was from Jo at Serendipitous Stitching.  I have been lucky enough to win her giveaway for Home of a Needleworker.  I think she took pity on me and my dust!!!

Anyway enough of my good fortune and on to the stitching progress.

First up is the absolute bane of my life at the moment.  Confetti of Hardanger by Abi Gurden is gorgeous...well it is to look at.  I am having real problems in placing each part.  I had to give up on the flowers as they were just too hard for me.  So I thought I would move onto the next part which is a simple kloster block 'border'.  How easy can it be?  Hahahaha...wrong.  I have restitched the entire border 4....yes...4 times.  It was frustrating to be polite!!!  I am really hoping that the outer kloster block border won't give me so many problems.  Fingers crossed.....

Confetti of Hardanger - Abi Gurden
 Henry VIII caught my attention one night and had a little more stitched on his coat.  I am really enjoying this one and should give him more time.

Henry VIII and his 6 wives 
 When I was sorting through my stash during a stitchy slump a few weeks ago.  I found this from years and years ago.  I did the over one stitching for 'scissors' and put it away again!

LK scissor case
 I really like stitching this one!  It's Horse Racing by John Clayton and the grass is a lovely big block of mind numbing green!  I can stitch away for ages without looking at the chart or rummaging for a new colour.  The darker green is the start of a shadow for one of the horses.  Once the green is done, I will have stitched around 25% of the design, maybe slightly more.

Horse Racing by John Clayton
 I have worked on ATW a little too. Part 3 was finished and part 4 is now half done.  I am enjoying it but can only stitch it when I can really concentrate or I make mistakes!

Papillon Creations - Around the World in 80 stitches
 I worked on Two Little Love Birds by Love Thy Threads as well but ran out of a thread colour and need to go and get some more.  It is a lovely design and would make a cute wedding or anniversary design for a young couple.
Love Thy Threads - Two Little Love Birds
 And finally....we have Cinderella.  I love, love, love this.  I love the fabric, the thread colours, the am I ever going to give it up?

Cinderella - Joan Elliott
And that's it.  Not much to report really and not much stitching for how long it is since I blogged last.  Thank you if you are still reading!!

I am way behind on reading blogs so I am sorry that I haven't been visiting.  I will get caught up again - honest!!


stitcheranon said...

Yup..I read to the end lol. Amazing projects on the go and congrats on all the wins..and you are very welcome xxxx

Rhona said...

Oooh, I love the fabric you are using for Cinderella - it's gorgeous! Congrats on all the wins too.

Nicola said...

They say good things come in threes. Congratulations on your wins.

Mii Stitch said...

Lucky you, you've been spoilt!! I love all your little goodies ☺ A lot of great projects, like everyone else I think, Cinderella is my favourite. Can't wait to see more of it

SoCal Debbie said...

What a great blog post! Congratulations on all your lovely wins! I love to see all your different WIPs. Your needle is certainly busy!

Joysze said...

Congrats on all the wins. :D

I love the Confetti of Hardanger!!! Keep at it!!! :D

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congrats on all the wins, we have been a lucky pair this month. Care to go halves on a lottery ticket?

The stitching progress pics are great too. Love the colours on Cinders.