Sunday, 9 June 2013

100th Post Giveaway, Some Finishes etc and June's ORT report

Hi Blogger friends

I know this post has been quite awhile in coming, but I have been busy.

I will get all my updates listed first and you will find the giveaway at the bottom of this post.

Stitching Updates

My first update is for my Roll Your Own 2013 project that is designed by Tracy Horner of Ink Circles and has its own Yahoo group. I am doing the Solas colour option which were my own selection, Tracy gave it its name.

Then follows the first of my three completions
This Poppy Lady was started as a round robin with the FWC group a few years ago now. It came back to me with a small section on the left hand side needing completing, well I finally dug it out and completed it.
This Blackwork I started on last year and have now finally completed it. I really enjoy Blackwork now to do the other gardens Scottish, Irish and Welsh :-)

My final completion since my last post is the Foxglove Card for the FWC Card Exchange

The other stitching I have been doing is below

The 1st of June saw the start of the latest Polstitches SAL via the Facebook group. You can either do Bluebell or Pansy from the Nora Corbett range. I chose to do Pansy as they are my favourite flower. I am stitching it on 28ct Opal Linen on Polstitches Moonrise which was a limited colour from last year. The progress photo above shows the first weeks requirement which was 7hrs stitching using railroading. I chose to only railroad the top leg of my stitches to speed up the process. Week 2's requirement is to do 6 hrs stitching to give those who did not manage the first weeks time to catch up.

This is my progress on the current UFO I am trying to finish. I got a couple of hours work done this week. Hopefully over the next 7 days this will be completed.
This is my progress on In the Poppyfields as of Friday 7th June 2013. I did not stitch yesterday.

Stash Additions

All Our Yesterdays DMC Limited Edition Kit of Cowes - which is where I originally come from.

This is the current months limited edtion fabric. I think it is gorgeous.

TUSAL - June ORT Report

June's ORT Report. For those of you who don't know what this is here is the link to the TUSAL

I think mine has got quite a bit bigger over the last month :-)

100th Blog Post Giveaway

If you have managed to stay with me through this post as promised here is the giveaway I am doing for my 100th post since my blog restart last November.

The giveaway contents are as follows :-

Goldleaf Needlework Toto the Little Tiger Kit on 14 ct Aida 6.7" x 4.8"
1 star frame for Xmas decoration plus 2 small circular frames
3 x Carrie's Creations floss in Masquerade, Thanksgiving and Over the Rainbow
2 x Madeira Metallic Floss in shades 324 and 0313
Mill Hill Beads in  02078, 02010 and 03049
Mill Hill Treasure in 13051
3 x Hand dyed fabrics one piece is aida 15" x 14", one piece of English Rose  Opal Linen from Polstitches 9 x 13 inches and a grab bag piece of opal linen which is 13 x 18 inches.

I will keep the post open for a week and it will close at 12 noon BST on the 16th June 2013. If you want to be considered for the giveaway please make a comment. At the end of the week, I will write a numbered list of the participants and will use the random number generator to select the winner.

Good luck

Bye for now



  1. Lovely finishes. The Poppy Lady is very nice. I love the colors. I should probably do a post for the TUSAL. I just finished a baby blanket w/embroidered quilting.

  2. What an awesome post Lisa. Congrats on all the gorgeous finishes. Great progress on all your other pieces. Love your new stash especially the kit.
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway.


  3. Wow Great process on everything. Would love to be considered for your amazing giveaway please. Well done on your 100th post.

  4. lovely stitching progress :) please include me in the giveaway!

  5. Lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. I love your Poppy Lady, I'm going to have to find the pattern online for my next project.

  6. Wow, Lisa! What a great blog post! Poppy Lady looks so pretty! The English Garden Blackwork is beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing the other gardens and comparing them. The Rain Fell is so cute and looks almost finished. Poppy Fields is adorable!

    Your giveaway prize is amazing! You are so generous with the cute chart, amazing fabric, floss, and beads! I would love to have a chance to win. Congratulations on your 100th blog post!

  7. Beautiful finishes, and congrats on 100 blog posts! I would love to be entered in your contest! Thanks.

  8. Wow, great starts and finishes. Ink Circles is fast becoming my new favorite.
    Congrats on your 100th post. The giveaway looks wonderful!

  9. A lot of wonderful stitching...I really like the poppy lady! Great work!

    I'd love to win such a generous contest...thanks for the chance!

  10. Wow 3 finishes! You must feel so good about that. I have never tried railroading before but its something I will try one say. I live that the SAL has challenges for each week. Congrats on your achievement and I would live a chance to win your extremely generous giveaway.

  11. The giveaway is now closed. I will announce the winner in my next post


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