You must have notice me being away from blogging and emailing for some time now. I was a 'little' busy. But I am back (I hope). I thought I would do one big update ... but not sure if I will manage and it might stretch over a few posts.
First up ... belated [sigh] TUSAL update. To find out about this click HERE:
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Next up Wipocalypse (yet again belated) ... I have two finishes so thought this might be the quickest way to update you on them.
1st finish is "Blue Bird" by Sub Rosa. I have done it as part of the 2013 SAL
For 2013 SAL blog click HERE.
For Sub Rosa blog click HERE.
For Sub Rosa shop click HERE.
The boring info: stitched on Kiwi Illusions (Hand-dyed embroidery fabric), Jubilee 28ct, Drifting Sands; in Anchor: 10, 131, 143, 281, 310, 754, and an unknown (I lost the number from the dark pink.
There is a second design of a set with just flowers which I will do at a later date. I was planning some lovely cushions from this but unfortunately a) we still have no sofa to put them on, and b) there are a few other projects demanding my attention.
2nd finish is a bookmark I have designed and stitched as part of an exchange with Sarah. More to follow on that. It features the Big Ben, which I designed using colour pencils and graph paper. I am now a proud owner of a cross stitch software programme, so will convert this into a proper chart some day for others to stitch.
It is stitched on Zweigart 32ct, Belfast Linen, Cobblestone; in DMC: white, 413, 414, 420, 471, 501, 524, 645, 729, 738, 904, 938, 3371, 3770, 3817, 3822, and backstitched in DMC white and 3371. I had the shade numbers for the brown and blue tapestry threads used ... somewhere. Until I find where I kept them are left guessing.
Some progress on the QS Literate Dragon:
Field of Poppies:
I would like to say thank you to Bernadett of Petite Armoire (click HERE to see the blog) for the lovely gift she sent me.
I posted the 2009th comment on her blog (when Bernadett's younger daughter was born).
Exchange with Sarah
As you have probably guessed from the above I have done an exchange with Sarah of Sarah in Stitches (click HERE). This was great fun.
Gifts I received:
Sarah sent me some exciting tea (how I love tea!), a hoop, some patterns, a card, ...
... gorgeous aida wich would be perfect for a pillow's front panel, and ...
... a snowman hanging (just noticed that in my closeup the christmas tree charm is out of place ... silly me and my photography).
And I sent Sarah:
There are also some newly dyed fabrics by my talented mum to share. But I will update you on them next time.
Lets finish on a nice note ... a lovely giveaway from Nancy of the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe:
Deadline: 15th November 2013
To enter: click HERE and don't forget to mention that I have sent you.
Bye bye for now,
P.S. Don't be surprised if you get a few months old reply from me... if I ever end up getting around to replying.