Monday, 31 August 2015

And the winner is....

The winner of my 2nd blogaversary giveaway was comment number 2 from...


Beth!


Beth if you could email me your snail mail address I am gathering together a few little things that I hope you will like and will hopefully be ready to post at the end of the week.

Here's a sneak peek of my handmade "creation" that will be included in your prize, if only I'd known you were going to win I'd have stitched it in blue!



I love having giveaways so I'm sure it won't be too long before I have another.  Thanks to everyone who entered and for all your good wishes on my second blogging anniversary.

I have been stitching my first ornie for the Christmas Ornie SAL hosted by Kaye of Kitten Stitching.  I didn't meet my own self-imposed target of actually finishing off the ornament, but I did finish the stitching by the end of the month which I am pleased with.  Our theme for this month was Father and/or Mrs Claus so I stitched both on this lovely CCN ornament..

Holly Jolly by Country Cottage Needlecrafts
Stitched on 32 count linen
with recommended Crescent Colors and DMC threads

I have also been doing a little bit of crochet.  I am making butterfly brooches for my friend to sell in aid of the local children's hospice.  Here's my first attempt...


It was quite fiddly but I'm pleased with the result and hopefully my friend will be able to sell them at our church to raise money for this great cause.

Until next time

Justine

23 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Justine. The butterfly looks great.

Linda

Barb said...

That Christmas ornament is so cute! The butterfly quite pretty.

Heather said...

I love your stitching and crochet. The butterfly is adorable :)

gominam said...

Lovely Christmas design. What a kind gesture you're doing for your friend and the hospice;) Great job!

Preeti said...

Congrats to the winner!! Lovely finish and cute butterfly:) great work!!

Stitching Noni said...

Congrats to Beth!
Love your Christmas finish :o) Cute butterfly - what a lovely idea to crochet it for the hospice fund raising :o)
Hugs xx

Brigitte said...

Wonderful start on the butterflies. The one you finished look really nice.
Great stitching as well, I love those Mr and Mrs Claus designs.

Carol said...

Oh, your little Christmas stitching is darling, Justine, as is the sweet butterfly!

D1-D2 said...

Congrats to Beth. I love the little butterfly. You could also try flowers if you're unhappy with the fiddliness.

Pull the other thread said...

Congrats to Beth on the giveaway. Love the Christmas ornament. Your butterfly looks fantasti.

Linda said...

Beautiful stitching and your butterfly is so sweet.

Tiffany Pincombe said...

Congrats Beth! Great ornament and butterfly.

Lesley said...

Lovely stitching and your crochet butterly is brilliant

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching and the butterfly is beautiful too.

Julie said...

Super butterfly brooches, I bet they will be popular.
Cute design for the Christmas SAL, looking forward to seeing how you make it up,

Kate said...

Adorable finish, Justine; I love CCN designs. Your butterfly is very cute; I hope they sell well and help a lot of kids.

Karen said...

I'm sure those little butterflies will sell at the children's hospice fundraiser. It's just adorable. :) CCN finish is really cute too. Congrats to the winner of your draw. :)

Angel Jem said...

Those butterflies are really cute; I bet they'll sell well!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching, and I love that crochet! Congrats to Beth :D

rosey175 said...

Aww what an adorable little butterfly! What did you use to make the antenna stay straight? My yarn would flop all over the place haha. I bet they'll make a bunch of money and help out so many kids~ :D

You've stitched such a great CCN pattern too! I complain about the holiday stuff showing up in stores already but don't mind the stitchy stuff at all! Hmm. :)

Astrids dragon said...

They both look great, the butterfly is especially sweet!

Renee said...

What a cute cross stitch! And the butterfly is sweet and for such a lovely cause. Lovely!

Deb said...

Love your CCN! Congrats! Pretty butterfly!