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
Monday, 24 August 2015

Happy blogaversary to me!

It's my second anniversary of blogging today!  I can't believe it's only been two years.  Many things have changed in that time...

I have completed 53 projects in that time, the largest of which is this one which funnily enough was the first project I started after my blog began!

Cut Thru North Pole House
Bothy Threads

My stash has grown from a few skeins of DMC and a kit or two, and I needed to buy this cupboard to keep it in!

When I started blogging I had three projects "on the go", I now have 20 WIPs and UFOs, four of which are HAED size!

I have taken part in several exchanges and have been gifted with some very generous gifts, including lovely handiwork by other stitchers, all of which are displayed in my little craft room.


You can read my first ever blog post here.  I was thrilled that eight other stitchers commented on that post.  I now have over 200 followers and have made many many friends in the last two years, some of whom I have been lucky enough to meet in "real life"!  I truly appreciate all of you who read and cheer me on with my projects, and I enjoy reading all of your blogs too!

Anyway, to celebrate I am going to have another giveaway as they are so much fun!  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  No need to mention on your blog.  The prize will include something handmade by me and also some lovely bits for you to use in your own stitching and finishing.  No photos yet as I only realised today that it was my anniversary!

I will make the deadline next Monday 31st August to give everyone a chance to enter.  I will draw a lucky winner on that date.

Bonne chance everyone!

Until next time

Justine