Sunday, July 17, 2011

An Award, Lace, Lavender, Tiny Progress

So first up I must give a big thank you to Teresa from Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches for awarding me the most stylish blogger award.  I was pleasantly surprised to be awarded anything!! Now since I have been busy like a bee, and blogging takes time which cuts into my minimal stitching time, therefore I have been remiss with following the rules.  At the end of this post I will award a few blogs that I enjoy reading because so many of the ones I read have already been awarded! Thanks again Teresa!!!

I also have to give a BIG HUG to Denise from Riverside Stitching for sending me an inordinate amount of lace!!! Look at them all!!!
 Now I have to make a lot more smalls and other projects to use all those lovely trims!!
Onto stitching news.  Not much to report. Sigh.  But I have done some stitching! I started stitching my friend's wedding heart, but frogged out the bit I did because I didn't like the Anchor White that I had in my stash since I was a teen.  The floss was really fluffy and didn't lay properly.  So I used Gentle Arts Sampler Thread Oatmeal which is pretty much the same as the white.  Luckily I had this thread because I only have four choices of specialty threads!! I like it much better because it isn't fluffy and it stitches nicely.  

I won't bother with pictures of the 3 or 4 leaves I stitched onto Tanglewood.  Not worth showing.  I managed to fill up the queen's skirt a bit more than before.
Here's a picture of my TUSAL threads.  I decided to follow that SAL along even though it was too late to enter.  I kind of like how the threads look in my pretty white porcelain cup.
Everything else
Tanglewood TUSAL

Some lavender that I collected.  Lavender is one of my favourite flowers and I can't get enough of it!

I would love to pass the Stylish Blog Award to these blogs.
1. Joyce from Random Ramblings
2. Rhona from Tangled Threads
3. Bec from Bec's Cross Stitch Creations
4. Sana from Tussie Mussie
5. Lesleyanne from Lesleyanne's Life of Stitches
6. Lissanne from Lissanne Creations and Stitching
7. Jo from Serendipitous Stitching

The rules are very simple:

1. Thank the person who has awarded you.
2. List seven things about yourself.
3. Pass  the award to 15 other stylish bloggers.

What I really like about the award is learning a bit about everyone.  Here are my seven things about myself:

1. Born in city of Vancouver, raised in the countryside of Prince George (got the best of both worlds)
2. Can play piano, guitar but never took lessons
3. Danced Ukrainian dancing from age 8-16
4. I can speak French somewhat and some Russian
5. I started stitching at age 8 or 9 and was obsessed with stitching Precious Moments designs...gave them all away to family
6. I'm addicted to french fries and would take them over chocolate
7. Have read almost every book by a Russian author, War and Peace is still remaining.

There you have it!! Happy Stitching and until next time, I will be up in Prince George visiting my family!! Pray for sunshine!!


Teresa said...

Can't wait to see what you so with all the fun lace you won. Love you
WIP's. My favorite part is seeing the 7 things about people.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Mouse said...

ooo lucky you getting that fab lace :) know how you feel on the white problem I've had to get a darker fabric for one of my crazies "winter whites" by LHN .... love the list of things you can do :) love mouse xxxx

Elaine said...

Lovely lace pieces you won.
Great wips, look forward to more up-dates.

mdgtjulie said...

I'll be happy to give you my sunshine if you'll give me some rain. We're in drought conditions here. It's not rained in three weeks, and even then it was only for an hour or so. I love the oatmeal floss you're using. I just recently used some on my Cattitude. And keep up the good work on your other works. I love seeing your progress!! Can't wait to see an update pic of Tanglewood.

Koala said...

Hi Anne, so interesting to hear about your Russian skills :-) And unusual as well :-) Nice collection of lace you got, congratulations!

wendy111 said...

French fires over chocolate! Love all the lace and congrats on your award.

Happy stitching

Deb said...

All that wonderful lace! I love it. There is so much that you can do with those wonderful pieces.

And you'll take french fries over chocolate? Hmmm, I don't know what I would do - maybe dip the french fries in the chocolate - I love both of them.

Joysze said...

Ooooh, purdy lace!! Are you thinking up wonderful things to do with them? :D

Thanks for the award, and it's so nice to learn more about you. That Russian author thing is IMPRESSIVE!!!!

Ooooh, I love lavender too. I can smell it all day and never get enough.

Great start on the heart. I love the little one at the bottom.

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

Thanks for the award! Now I have to chose from too many blogs to pass it on.

I like the 7 things about you, I'll go work on mine.

Carol said...

What lovely lace from Denise and congratulations on your award, too, Anne :) I enjoyed learning a bit more about you!

Sally said...

Oooh that lace is gorgeous!

Lovely start on the heart.

Margaret said...

Beautiful stitching!!! And wow, I love learning about you. I love Russian novels too. lol! I love War and Peace! Love Tolstoy! And Dostoyevsky! They're probably my favorites. Love the lace -- so nice!