First up - I'm sure many of you read Laurie's Corgi Cottage blog and might have noticed that I won her 100th Blog post giveaway - YEHAW!!!!!!!!!!! I was simply amazed at all the goodies Laurie and the Corgi kids packed in that box. Here is a peek
It was so much fun unwrapping each one. Like Christmas. The Quality chick tshirt is so cute. There were just all kinds of stitching accessories and goodies. Emma and Owen even sent me some Cadbury Eggs since they got to keep their pumpkin treats. Laurie - MANY THANKS for this awesome giveaway opportunity.
If I had to pick a favorite out of the whole massive prize it would be the needle case stitched (and I'm sure sewn) by Laurie. It is so beautifully done, perfect fabric coordination and sweet little details not to mention the over one black birds and lettering.
As I said in my last post - I've been on a finishing binge lately - I really needed a boost for sure in the finishing dept. I've also been trying to bolster my confidence and try to get some "finishing" for the finishes done as well. Here is the With My Needle Hornbook I recently finished. I think it is so sweet - I used chenille I dyed myself for the trim and the fiber is Belle Soie Rosebud on LL 36ct Chantilly Cream.
Speaking of WMN - our EGA chapter is hosting Ellen for a class this weekend. We are SO very excited to have the opportunity to do the Ladys Worke Box. So hopefully my next post will be focusing on that wonderful class experience.
Here is a progress photo on my BBD piece in the Remember Me series. I'm very slow building my house but it is coming along and I really should start that massive mound of grass below the house.
Can't leave you without showing a knitting WIP - this is my 1st quarter challenge project that I am doing with the Loopy Ewe. It is called Winter Wonder a pattern by IrishGirlieKnits. The yarn is the most nummy nummy stuff - MadelineTosh Pashmina Worsted. The challenge was to use only use one skein of anything you wanted to use and the pattern had to contain cables. I have been absolutely loving both pattern and yarn and I could see myself doing another of these. I think I am going to be sorry when this project ends and I see more of that Pashmina Worsted in my future.
Well friends - that about concludes all the news I could muster on this fine February afternoon. I hope you are having a FABulous February as well. I'd love to hear about it so please leave me a comment. I love hearing from you.