Saturday, 17 November 2012

#47 IHSW part 1

I have so much to share, so this months updates will be in two parts over the weekend! I really am spoiling you all :) hehe
 
First, I won a prize! Dear Lee over at Notes from under the Mountain informed me I was the 150th follower and as a small token of appreciation wanted to send me a little something, how fun :D So in a couple of weeks I will be postman stalking - always nice to have something to look forward to!

Secondly, I want to invite you all to join in the 2013 YOTA over at Pull The Other Thread. Basically the first Saturday of each month we will show work on a long neglected WIP in the hope it will help us get it finished. I think it sounds like a great idea and will definitely make me get some long overdue progress on some of my WIPS/UFOs! 

Now, stitching. Today I started and finished a little something, hooray! This cute garland came free with Cross Stitcher issue 257. It was my first time stitching on card and I think it has turned out quite nice and I know just the place it will be hung in December.


As suspected I did eventually join the HEAD BB SAL. It took me a while to decide but in the end I settled on QS Mystic Garden. The rules this year are slightly different in that for each half page you finish you get one of the other charts! I like the sound of that!


Something tells me this will be confetti hell heaven, but I like a challenge!

Lastly, Mr Postman was ever so kind to me this morning and delivered my thread pack for Mini Transcendence! YAY! I was to start right this second sooo much but I am going to be good and wait for the new year.

Mini Transcendence Goodies! 
Sadly this photo does not show the beautiful hand dyed fabric at its best, but click Here to see it in all its glory!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Emma xo

22 comments:

  1. Hello

    Your garland looks great!

    That stash looks really pretty.
    Luckily I'm a one project at a time person but I will enjoy watching all those wips disappear.

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    1. Thank you! I used to be a project at a time person too, but then when I started to work on larger projects I realised I needed to change every now and again to keep my motivation up! x

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  2. Congrats to you on winning a prize! Also I LOVE that hand dyed fabric! I can only imagine how beautiful it is in person. What color is it and where did you find it?

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    1. Hi Lulu, The fabric is from Crafty Kitten and called Aurora, here is the link http://www.craftykitten.co.uk/aurora-774-p.asp

      x

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  3. This garland looks so cute, I love it!! So homely & Christmassy!
    Love your new stash, can't wait to see picture of your first stiches.
    Have a lovely weekend, Mii x

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    1. Thank you Mii, I thought it looked super cute in the magazine and was just as happy when I made it myself! The first stitches have to wait till new year - if I have the will power! x

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  4. The garland Is so pretty..
    I love your new stash so much..
    Beautiful fabric
    Have a lovely weekend xxx

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    1. Thank you Cucki, I hope you have a great weekend too! x

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  5. Love your choice for the HAED SAL - I picked Theatre of the Absurd, I do like the new rules too... Your Garland is great. Beautiful fabric

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    1. I think Theatre of the Absurd is second on my list, but then again my choice changes everyday!

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  6. The garland is very pretty. Great choice for the sal:)

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  7. Congrats for the prize.
    Fiore

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  8. Great garland, love your new fabric, and new stash have fun.

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  9. Your new fabric is gorgeous but how are you going to be strong enough not to start before Jan 1st?

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    1. I'm really not sure - I keep getting it out to look at hehe :D I will have to be strong, hopefully December and Christmas will give me enough of a distraction so I don't have time to start it! x

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  10. Hi Emma,
    I love your new goodies!
    Garland looks pretty, new fabric looks so very beautiful unless the picture quality, lovely stash too!
    Happy stitching and happy Sunday!

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    1. Hi Nurdan, Thank you! It really is beautiful, I just wish the photos would show it as well. Have a great Stitching Sunday :) x

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  11. Congrats on your win! :D
    I like that idea to stitch on card, looks different and nice. I'm not sure if it's easy ehheheh but I think it looks really nice :)
    hugs&smiles

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