Wednesday, 12 October 2011


I had a wonderful surprise phone call the other week, from my daughter saying that she had just got engaged.  So I have been busy stitching an engagement card especially for them.  All in her favourite colours, and here it is.

Hardanger Heart using DMC 4220 thread/floss and lilac beads.

Finished Card.

A surprise also awaited me this morning.  The doorbell rang and the postman had a small package for me.  I wondered what could be inside!  I soon opened it and found I had won a Giveaway from "Cross Stitcher Magazine".  Inside was 8 Christmas Cross Stitch kits and 2 packs of 10 cards to put my stitching in.

Kits and Card by Hobbycraft.

Happy Stitching Everyone


Kaisievic said...

Now that is two lovely surprises. Congratulations to your daughter.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Sarah said...

My favourite colours too, congratulations to your daughter and future son in law. A beautiful card that will be treasured I am sure.

lanybleu said...

Congrats to your daughter, what a lovely surprise, your card is gorgeous.

cucki said...

wow..card is really very sweet..i love it so much..well done xx
congratulations to your daughter :)
and this is really very lovely surprise from cross stitcher..enjoy stitching those kits
love and hugs xxx

Jane said...

Hi Mary Joan
Have just popped over from the Margaret Sherry blog to say hello!
Your blog is lovely and your photographs are a pleasure to look at ~ love the sunsets! Your hardanger heart is beautiful and the assortment of stitches are stunning, well done on your win from Cross Stitcher ~ it's always nice to hear that people do actually win these prizes ~ enjoy!
Jane xxx
(Buttons & Stitches x x x)

Thoeria said...

Firstly CONGRATULATIONS on your daughter's engagement :-) That is a beautiful card and I'm sure she'll always treasure it!
And then CONGRATULATIONS on your Cross Stitcher win! looks like you'll be busy doing some extra cards for Christmas :-)

Lesley said...

What a stunning card,and lovely news from your daughter :)
Wow, what a great prize you have received.Those little designs will look lovely stitched up and in thier cards,congrats on your win.

CindyMae said...

Congrats to your daughter!! The card is simply lovely!! And congrats to you for winning that awesome giveaway!!!

Wendy said...

Well done on the giveaway win! The card is beautiful, bet your daughter will love it

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