Saturday, December 29, 2007

Alhambra Update....

I've now got 9 out of 12 pages of the design cross stitched - it's definitely coming along well. I've updated the WIP pictures in the side-bar with my year end progress - hoping for a few more happy dances in the coming year.

Just a quick reminder that the draw for blog candy in the previous post is open until January 1st, 2008.

Hope everyone is having a happy and safe holiday!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A year of blog candy!

Happy Holidays - hope everyone had a great Christmas and best wishes to all for a safe, happy and prosperous New Year.

To mark the new year, I've decided to offer up 12 handmade gifts over the year - one for each month of 2008. The first two gifts of the 12 are spoken for, as I have a few pay it forward obligations to finish up. The remaining gifts will be posted on the blog throughout the year. To start off with, I thought I'd offer up 4 spots for gift recipients as blog candy. Those 4 people will receive a gift made by me - either stitched, beaded or another craft that happens to be taking my muse at the time. The 4 recipients will be picked from those leaving a comment on this post. There's no eligibility requirement - whether this is your first time reading the blog or you're a regular visitor, everyone is eligible.

If you'd like to be selected for one of the four spots in the first six gifts, please leave a comment below, and I'll draw from those who have commented on New Years Day.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas to all.....

A few more things to share. I'm currently stitching on Russian Nights by Bestitched - I've got all of the cross-stitching done, and am working on the back stitching. There's a few more speciality stitches to go in before the whole thing is finished, and then it will be done! It's a pretty easy stitch, but I haven't picked it up in a while and it's been sadly neglected.

I also have a picture of the latest jewellery project - this is a ring I finished for the class I'm taking. The class is through the extended studies department of the local art college, but you can take the class for credit as well. so they assign marks for the class. Apparently I got an A- for the term, which isn't bad - I've been told they don't give "A"'s to first year students.

I also took a picture of all of the ornaments that went on the tree this year. After participating in the TWBB ornament exchanges, Needle and Thread BB ornament exchanges and now the SBEBB ornament exchanges, I've managed to get a good collection for the tree.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

One more ornament made it....

This ornament went to Terry as part of the TWBB ornament exchange. Terry's organized the exchange for the last 6 (or more!) years, so I put an extra cell-phone charm in the package for her. I think this almost closes out my exchanges for the Christmas season - only one more to be received!

Monday, December 17, 2007

One more ornament to share

I received this from Paula in the TWBB ornament exchange this year. It's the corner fo TW's nativity, and I think the ornament is gorgeous!

Friday, December 14, 2007

More Ornaments...

I received the fantastic cube ornament from Anu on the TWBB exchange, and received word that my celtic TW ornament was received as part of the same exchange. I love stitching ornies, and now have a tree full of them after participating in the exchanges for the past 7 years.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Exchanges Received

I received two gorgeous exchanges this week - one from Svenja, who stitched me a lovely Christmas Tree, and one from Zoe, who stitched me the beautiful BritterKitties ornament.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I still do stitch.... one exchange received

This exchange was sent as part of the SBEBB Christmas Ornament Exchange to Terry. I stitched this ornament a couple of years ago as a gift for someone who stitched an unfinished square on an RR for me, and it's been one of my favorites ever since.

ETA: It's a design from "The Workbasket" from the 2002 JCS Ornament Issue.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

New Jewellery

I made this piece as a door prize for an upcoming event, and thought I'd share. I should have more work to share soon, as I sent 4 exchange pieces in the mail this week - Hope they are delivered soon!