Friday, January 21, 2011

A Win For Me!

I was the lucky winner of a giveaway held by Robin of Samplerbird Stitchery on her blog just before Christmas.

Here is what I was lucky enough to win.

Robin included the fabric and the floss aswell.  I am looking forward to this one being one of my finishes this year so I can display it this Christmas.

On the stitching front I have finished up stitching two pieces but they are both for exchanges.  One is Lori's ornie in our Ornie Swap group and the other is the Seasonal Exchange Winter piece.
I am waiting on an order to be delivered which will have some linen and floss that I need for one of the pieces I want to stitch for myself this year.  I have made up a folder and placed inside the charts that I would like to stitch up this year.  I am looking forward to quite a few of them.
Until next time, happy stitching dear friends

Friday, January 7, 2011

Snowman Ornie

Hi everyone.  There was one finish from last year that I forgot to show you all. 
This is the ornie that I made for my Mum.

Midnight Stitching "Snowman's Quaker Christmas"
Stitched on evenweave using DMC

Until next time, happy stitching

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 Achievements

Another year over, how quick that went!!
Well I have tallied up my finishes for the year and it comes down to a grand total of -

50 finishes

ME stitches = 18
Gifts = 5
Exchanges = 23
RAK's = 4

Nice change from last years tally, I stitched alot more for myself this year (5 last year) so that was a good improvement, my exchanges were down this year (30 last year) and I never completed any RAK's last year so that was also a difference there.

Well 2011 will be more ME stitching, I have already picked out some pieces I definately want to do this year.  I will also continue with exchanges, however I think I will focus more on doing some private exchanges with stitchers throughout the year.  If anyone is interested in doing an exchange with me, please let me know.

As we say goodbye to 2010 I look back and for us as a family it was a mixed year of happy and sad.
The good - my husband getting his new car, me getting a new job, completing some works around the house and meeting new friends.
The bad - losing my Uncle Ken, rains in the middle of the year the likes of which we have never seen here (flooding and hail damage to property and cars), Christmas Day storm and fence damage and a friends cancer scare.

Here's hoping 2011 brings with it great happiness and joy to you all.  Thank you for visiting with me and being such lovely friends.  I wish you all a Happy New Year!
Until next time, happy stitching