Friday, 22 November 2013

Festive Fun

Wow! Thank you so much for your kind comments and well wishes on my last blog post. And thank you also for your blog reading tips, I've added a couple to my reader :) There is still time to enter my 200th post giveaway, just leave a comment on this post here.

As I've possibly mentioned before, I'm making a lot of my Christmas gifts this year. In between days filled with reading and writing, I decided to have a day off to play with my craft stuff. This is my creative mess!

As well as cutting fabric for a few presents, I also managed to finish up a couple of decorations for my own tree. They just needed sewing up and adding some ribbon. I can't wait to display these on our Christmas tree! First up is a Prairie Schooler freebie I stitched up awhile ago, now complete with "Merry Christmas" ribbon and cute heart buttons.

And I added ribbon and a pin to this other little design (I'm sorry, I can't remember the designer!) so that it will now hang neatly on the branch :)

I shall take pictures of all the completed gifts when they are ready to be wrapped and share them all. I'm really enjoyed making some special presents for the people closest to me :)
Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

200th Post Giveaway!

I love my little blog. Truly, I do. It's provided me with a means to not only share my love of cross stitching, but so much more. I've connected with people all over the world, some who I even consider as friends. I've also experienced kindness online and every single comment makes me beam. Thank you so much to my lovely readers. I can't believe I've been blogging since 2010! Where does the time go? I've been through so much since then, two jobs, moving to Winchester, going through University and tonnes of other stuff. I'll be blogging way past graduation, don't you worry about that :)

Just as a small thank you to my lovely followers, I'd like to offer a giveaway. This will be a little parcel of Christmas themed goodies, because it's my favourite holiday! Leave a comment on this post to be in with a chance of winning, and let me know your favourite blog. One that you always check up on every time you go online. I'm always looking for new stitchy blogs to add to my reader :) There is no need to post about my giveaway on your own blog, but thank you kindly if you do.

Entrance will close on 30th November. Best of luck to everyone.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my little corner of the blogosphere. It really means an awful lot to me :)

Best wishes,

Saturday, 2 November 2013

A Project Walk (Picture Heavy!)

I'm so excited to finally share this post. I've been stitching on this project since May, and it's my largest project to date. It was first bought over ten years ago as a present for my eleventh birthday. It's taken a long time for this novice stitcher to finally get good, but I've done it. Yes, Farmhouse is finally finished! :D
But you'll have to wait until the end of the picture walk to see the final pic ;) Needless to say, I'm overjoyed to finally have this project finished. It means I can move on to other exciting things, like Christmas stitching. I'm planning to have Farmhouse professionally framed and give it to my parents for Christmas. My mum has hinted more than once that it would look lovely in their country kitchen, and I must say I agree.
So, let's begin the journey at the very first few stitches . . .

Carol's favourite little black cat first makes an appearance!

 I just had to stitch the darling collies first, they're my favourite breed of dog and what attracted me to the design in the first place.

 Lots more animals join the farm :)

Thank goodness the border matched up first go! I can't tell you how relieved I was.

And here it is. Presenting, in all its crinkled glory, Farmhouse!!

The chart was literally in pieces by the time I'd finished, but at least I got it finished :) I can't thank you all enough for the kind words and encouragement I've had for this project. One of my motivations for finishing it was so I could share it with you all! Thank you so much :)
Now onto new and exciting projects! But first, I have my 200th post coming up and I'm thinking of a giveaway? Stay tuned!
Best wishes,