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I’ve been putting off blogging today until I had an update pic of my Quaker Game Board….I have finished all of the coloured areas on the motifs except those stitched with dark green which I am missing at the moment. That just leaves me with the remaining letters, and a couple of signature motifs, to complete the main section of the design…my aim for this week ūüôā

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I had news from Stephanie at Nouveau Encore Designs today – the personalised sampler design I ordered is complete – and it is gorgeous:

Johanna’s Personalised Sampler

I am really looking forward to picking out fabric and threads to stitch this with….I love how Stephanie managed to inorporate everything I asked for…family names, three little cats to represent family pets, my hobbies – and another totally unique design. I am really looking forward to stitching this, knowing there is not another design out there quite like it.

And so, with less than 20 minutes of the day remaining, I just about managed to make a blog entry to stay on track for my 30 days ūüėČ

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I wanted something quick and eay to stitch yesterday, so picked out another rabbit for our charity stitchalong at Stitch Clubs – the finished set will be sent to SOLAK:

Savonnette

The fabric is actually white,  not blue as it looks in the pic!

I stitched a companion piece a week or two ago, which will go along with the same set:

…and I’m inside stitching. What another beautiful day it is here in Devon. Not a bit of breeze, I could probably take my stitching outside quite safely – but then I couldn’t spread everything out and have my laptop easily at hand!! LOL

A couple of updates – I made some more progress on Cinderella last night for UFO Tuesday:

I have found a home for her when she is finished – she will go to a group called Cuddle Cushions – who are making cushions for children in an Australian hospital.

And I have an updated pic of Kindness – not as far along as I’d like to be, but still hopeful that it will be finished this week. I pulled out the purple centres of the motifs to replace with a bright yellow..which will also be used for the wording:

When this is done, I have another stitchalong lined up (surprise, surprise!! LOL) – myself and some of the girls at 1-2-3 Stitch will be working on various Passion des croix – starting May 1st.

Seems like AGES since I last blogged, and it’s only been a little over a week. My sister is visiting from Uni so I haven’t had much chance to get online recently. My sister and Mum are visiting family in Somerset today, so with an empty house, I should get plenty of time for catching up today. Thought I would begin by updating with some of my recent stitching….

First up is an updated pic of ‘Kindness’ – the pic is very dark, will make sure to get one in better light next time!!

Sylvia of SOLAK and FTS mentioned that we were getting low on logos to be used in the cards that are sent out with each quilt – we jumped in and got busy, should be good for a few months now. Below are the two that I stitched:

I also made some progress on ‘Oriental Beauty’ – I am loving this piece more and more while I work on her, the colours are so perfect for spring, especially now the sun is shining!

And last but not least – I made a start on the ‘Red Velvet Inscription Sampler’ – I have stitched most of the first motif since this picture was taken, and will update before moving on to the next one.

If you want to join our stitchalong at Stitch Clubs, we are aiming to stitch one motif each week.

Well, I am going to make the most of my ‘freedom’, and hopefully get in plenty of stitching…then I thought I would surprise my sister with some of her favourite snack…little raisin-fairy cakes, and of course I will have to sample one when they are finished baking, just to check they are okay….

If I don’t get back on before hand….have a lovely Easter weekend everyone!

Well – yesterday I put the last backstitches in this butterfly for the SAL at Stitch Clubs – it should only have taken a day or so, and took about a week!! LOL – everything that could go wrong, did.

Despite my frustrations whilst stitching it, I am pleased with it now it’s finished. You can see the butterflies stitched by other members in our SAL gallery

I am busy at the moment working on new project – a White Willow Stitching design….though I can’t say which one yet, as I am going to offer a little contest to the first person to correctly guess what it is….if you are thinking that this contest has been designed to make me feel less guilty about starting yet another new project – well, you’d be spot on! I hope to post the pic on Monday or Tuesday, so check back for a chance to win a mystery prize ūüėČ


Completed in 2008

22 X charity quilt squares
1 X biscornu
1 X vest for AIDS babies
1 X tiny stocking for Macmillan fundraiser
2 X cards
1 X keyring
2 X bookmarks
Blackwork Challenge 1
Fruit Smoothie

Works In Progress

Celtic Ferret Knot - WWS
Legolas - WWS
I Forsee - WWS
Elven Love - WWS
Celtic Christmas - L&L
Oriental Beauty - Joan Elliot
Boy King - Janlynn
Friends Picture - Candamar Designs
Quaker Game Board - Papillon Creations
Red Velvet - Blue Ribbon Designs
Poppy Kitten
Tutankhamun - Cross Stitcher
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