Monday, June 27, 2011

Weekend Update and I won a Giveaway!!!!

Hello all!

I had a fairly productive weekend for stitching.  Managed to edge three branches plus stitched two leaves because I was bored of the browns.  As for the Queen's Sampler, I managed to fill in the rest of the gold, which took awhile, and finished stitching the saying.  I loved stitching the letters on the sampler and am thinking about using my red silk and leftover 40 count to make a French red alphabet sampler. I've always loved the French obsession with red samplers and have thought for awhile about making one for myself. But now I seem to have a lot of projects that need to get started: Dad's xmas ornament, two friends' wedding samplers, a pin cushion for my sister and now my red alphabet sampler.  Oi!! Loads of stitching and not enough time!!

I'm still waiting for the postal strike to end and receive my stash that I ordered, send off Joyce's giveaway gift and receive Denise's giveaway that I won! Last weekend I won Denise's generous trim giveaway!!! Look at all those amazing trims!! Whoohoo!! Can't wait to receive them and use for all sorts of smalls :D Can't believe I won such a wonderful giveaway! Congrats to Sherry and Blustitcher for winning her giveaway too!! Lucky us!

Take care!

Anne

10 comments:

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

Doesn't the backstitch make such a difference to the knotwork? Do you find yourself repeating "over, under, over, under" to make sure the lines are right!!

wendy111 said...

Both projects are looking great Anne. It won't be much longer before Tanglewood is finished and I agree with Jo, the backstitching just makes such a difference. Congratulations on your win as well. I am sure you will have fun with the trims.

mdgtjulie said...

I really am drawn to Tanglewood. Yours looks great, and so does your sampler. Keep up the good work, and grats on the trims win! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Lynn said...

Congrats on your win! Those trims look amazing!
Both WIP look great but I must say I'm in love with Tanglewood. It's really gorgeous! I do have a copy of the magazine with the pattern in it somewhere in my mess. I'll have to take a closer look at it.

Lissanne said...

Both your projects are coming along, but that Tanglewood is looking beautiful! I can't wait to see the finish! Wow, that's a lot of trims for projects, enjoy!

Joysze said...

Oh Anne, they look awesome. I'm really falling in love with Tanglewood from all your pics. :D

Congrats on the trim wins.... Yummy!

Sally said...

Gorgeous progress on both pieces. Those colours in Tanglewood are divine!

Congratulations on winning the giveaway!

Karen said...

I am just a bit behind you on Tanglewood - though what I don't have done on mine, I DID stitch on a friend of mine's when she sent it out as her Round Robin piece a couple of years ago :) LOVE the Queen's Sampler - I still need to get that one :)

nerdgrrl said...

I just came across this blog, so I have to ask-- As a huge fan of celtic artwork, I'm loving that first piece. Where's it from?

Anne said...

It's from Ink Circles and it's called Tanglewood. If you love celtic artwork, you will looove Ink Circles!