Firstly, I have been informed that my Tutti Frutti gifts arrived on time, and that my swap partner Joelle liked everything I sent. Here are a couple of photos of my stitched goodies, unfortunately I didn't take any photos once they were made up!
This one is the first thing I have ever stitched "over one" on linen - only on 32 count mind you!
And here are the other gifts I included..
LHN charts, fruity threads and fabric, scented candle, lip balm and a cute watermelon tin full of chocolates
This exchange was organised by Mii Stitch and it was so much fun! I loved finding fruit-themed goodies when I was out and about. I've signed up for two more exchanges I enjoyed this one so much!
Next comes YOTA. This is hosted by Pull The Other Thread - follow the link to read all about it. I have always wanted to join this SAL so thought this was the month. My chosen piece is Bothy Threads Cut Thru North Pole House, which I haven't been working on much recently and would love to display some day in our home.
Here's my before pic..
And here's the after pic...
Sorry for the rubbish photo, it's getting dark early now in the evenings isn't it? I have only stitched a little bit on the sign on the left of the picture. It's like a spot the difference puzzle isn't it?
Thanks to Pull the other Thread for letting me join YOTA. I am hoping to make some serious progress on this one this month!
Now onto the Halloween SAL which has been designed and is organised by Gaynor of Stitchers Anon. I have finally caught up with weeks 1-4 after a disastrous time - starting with not reading the instructions properly and starting stitching landscape instead of portrait and having to frog most of week 1! Here's my progress so far...
Stitched 3 over 2 on 28 count Jobelan "Stormy Skies" by Polstitches
Using DMC 310 throughout
I'm really pleased with how this is turning out. Part 5 is out tomorrow and I can't wait! I usually don't keep up with SALs (CCN's Frosty Forest anyone?) but am happy that this is up to date and I can stitch along with others.
If you've read this far, well done! Of course, what you were really looking for is the winner of my little blogaversary giveaway. I put numbers 1-26 (number of comments I received) into the random number generator thingy and number 23 was the winner, which is.... (drum roll please)
Sally, I know I should have your address but would you email it to me again? I am just waiting for something to arrive in the post for you, but hopefully I should be able to post your little gifts by the end of the week.
Thank you to everyone who entered, and to all of you who read and comment on my blog. I wish I could send you all a little something! Maybe I will get round to you all one day.
Until next time