Wednesday, 29 February 2012

20 Years Ago Today

It's a very special day today for two friends of mine who got married
20 years ago today.  
And I stitched them a sampler for the special occasion.
This was one of my very early samplers.
I also designed the border myself.

I just can't believe that it's March tomorrow.  Time just flies by.

Until next time, Happy Stitching Everyone

Monday, 27 February 2012

2 more OWLs done.

I've managed to do 2 more of my Owl SAL.  Just December to finish.  Then I think I will make it into a cushion, when all the stitching is done.

I've stitch these 3 in February.

OakHaven Owl SAL 2011.

Here is a link to the OakHaven Designs Blog if you want to have a look at how other's have stitched there owls.

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It's been much milder here weather wise, and we are getting more birds in our garden.  Even a fox ventured through the garden, while I was washing up the breakfast things today. 

Great Tit

On Saturday evening we had a beautiful sunset, which I captured on camera.

And here are some wonderful tall snowdrops.


More Snowdrops

Until next time, Happy Stitching Everyone

Monday, 20 February 2012

And the winner is........IHSW and a finish!

Hi Everyone

You must all be wondering who has won my Giveaway.  So I won't keep you all waiting.  The winner is ....

So my package will be winding  it's way to Western Australia.  Congratulations Stitching Noni.  
My daughter came by at the week-end and she picked out the lucky winner from the pot.

I've stitched a little bit more on my "Time and Season Sampler", just a couple of acorns.

What I have wanted to get on with was my OakHaven Owl SAL for 2011, that I have not done since August.  So I am very please that I have managed to finish September.  I just loved the autumn leaves.  The colours were wonderful.  Just three more to go, and it's finished completely.

September Owl

OakHaven Owl SAL 2011

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Here is a Birthday Card I sent on to my friend.  It's a Mary Hickmott Design from New Stitches Magazine.

Mary Hickmott Design
My friend loved it so much she sent me a Thank You card.  I don't think she had seen Hardanger Embroidery before.  It's always nice to send friends a special hand stitched card for special occasions. 

Until next time, Happy Stitching Everyone

Monday, 13 February 2012

UFO Undate

It's sometime since I was last here.  But I have been stitching.  Here is an update on how I'm progressing on my "Time and Season Sampler" a Moria Blackburn design.

Half way there!  Just need to finish the pink lines in the boarders.

These show the tendrils on the vine leaves, slowly progressing across the top.  
You will  also notice that I've changed the year from 2011 to 2012.  
I've also stitched some more of the pink border lines.
Finally I've started the acorns and oak leaves.

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I would like to share with you some wonderful crochet my friend Mary Grace has sent me over the years.

The designs get more intricate as they go along.  They are all so very beautiful.

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Don't forget to enter my giveaway.  Here is the link.  Closes on 17 February 2012.

 Happy Stitching Everyone