Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sigh - Tabby, where are you?

Once again I can't seem to contact Tabby, and she isn't contacting me. Do you know her, or how to contact her? If so, please get in touch and let her know I want to send her stuff. Thank God I only have a few months left, this giving stuff away is hard work! LOL
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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Another craft show haul

I heard the original "Stitches & Craft Show" was back at Caulfield racecourse so decided I'd go, but with low expectations as I had seen the list of vendors and they were mainly patchwork/quilting ones. I was still disappointed with the number of stalls - they only took up one level and even then it seemed a smaller area than past years. I didn't bother to look at any of the quilt displays or check out the "make it and take it" area or any seminars - I went purely to shop. Even though there was only one cross stitch shop, I still managed to get some bits and pieces. Oh, and at said cross stitch shop, the very first chart I saw was for the hibiscus flowers I'd just finished! I didn't even know a hard copy existed. Anyway, here's my haul:

I really should learn to take good pics, but it would eat into my stitching time! I got a 3D card kit, 4 pieces of fabric - including 2 Batman ones for my Batman mad 16 year old son, a karate scrapbook cutout, black & white beads by the roll, 3 rolls of ribbon, black and red ruched edging for ornament finishing & 8 rolls of fancy sticker edges for scrapbooking/card making/to go into my stash and never been seen again ;-)
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

My hibiscus is finished!

Now on to some Christmas stitching I think. This looks a little scrappy as it's straight from the q-snaps, but I'm sure it will polish up well. I'm thinking a simple white frame, no mat, will do the trick for this one. Here it is:

  • Name of the design is Hibiscus
  • Chart is one I bought from etsy - The designer is Liz Pasqualini and she designs under the name Hannes Needlecraft
  • Fabric is 28 count monaco in "strawberry orange sorbet" by Sunny Dyes Fabrics
  • Thread is the called for DMC cotton
  • Stitch count is 87 x 199
  • Started on June 12th 2013
  • Completed on October 19th 2013

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Blogoversary prize pics - year long and August

I still haven't sent the July prize as I couldn't contact the winner and have just redrawn a new name - Tabby. Therefore I've skipped ahead to show you what I sent Carissa, the year long winner, and Noni, the August winner. Here's Carissa's prize:

Stitcher's World mag, 2 x Six Strand Sweets cotton thread, 2 x mini frames, sage green hand towel

Here's Noni's prize:

Quick & Easy mag, greeting card, 2 x Six Strand Sweets cotton thread, patterned fabric , thread sorter

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

I still can't find Meggie - so we have a new winner for July

And the new winner appears to be uncontactable from my end :-(. I can only hope she reads this and contacts me or we will be back to the drawing board. The new winner is Tabby - please email me your mailing address and maybe some likes/dislikes. Thanks!
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fabric for sale!

I have cross stitch fabric for sale if anyone is interested. Aida, evenweave, linen, small, large, white, cream, colours & hand dyed. Actual postage costs are extra. I accept cash from Aussies, paypal or gift voucher to my choice of online store. Take a look if you like. Thanks.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

My quilt square is done

I almost finished it by the original deadline of October 1st! Now to wash, dry, iron and mail it to the USA. Here it is, I can't say I'm happy with how it turned out, but it's often the way when you picture something in your head and then try and create it:

  • Name of the design - it doesn't have one as I designed it
  • Chart is one of mine!
  • Fabric is 28 count white monaco
  • Thread is DMC cotton - 103(a variegated blue), 156, 3807 & 817
  • Stitch count is 84 x 84
  • Started sometime in July 2013
  • Completed on September 29th, 2013

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September blogoversary winner

is...... *_* or "K". One very mysterious blogger! LOL. Can you please email me with your mailing details? Thanks
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Meggie - where are you?

I have still not been able to get back in touch with Meggie and I'm running out of ideas. I may be mistaken but I could have sworn she did contact me with her mailing details as I recall she was in the UK. For the life of me I can not find that email - it must have been deleted from my trash as it just can't be found. I will try all the avenues I have already tried again but if she doesn't get in contact soon I will have to redraw another winner.
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