I had almost a hundred comments to my post about the draw for the biscornu! Thank you everyone for the wonderful response for this worthy cause. Tonight me and my gorgeous cousin Bjarki cut up the printed pages of comments (there were 10 of them!) and folded them to get ready for the draw.
All the comments cut up and folded
All the comments in a stocking, ready for the draw!
My cousin Bjarki, The Master of Destiny drawing the winner!
And the winner is, Dovile! Congratulations!
I have made a comment to your blog leaving my e-mail addy. Please contact me with your snail mail so I can get the biscornu in the mail to you! Enjoy!
Oh, and Happy Halloween to everyone celebrating! Have a safe and wonderful night!
I would like to remind you about the draw for the Pink Ribbon Design Biscornu that will happen on the 31st of October. You have two more days to sign up for the draw. Please comment to THE right post that is located HERE.
Yay! I finished yet another project from my list! And now I am about to start the next one, I just wanted to update my blog with my finish first 🙂
Quilting from the ‘Little Women’ series of thread packs by Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 32ct Attic Lace by Lakeside Linens
Back to my stitching! Woop!
I really enjoyed this SAT Friday over at the Let’s Stitch blog and got a lot done on my stocking. I am again hopeful that I will have it done before Christmas. I had kind of lost all hope and was getting pretty bored with the piece, so many quarter stitches and confetti stitches and gaaaaah! It was just driving me crazy! Then I thought ‘One stitch at a time. One stitch at a time’ and it got easier again. So here are my results!
Stitcher’s Studio Christmas Stocking from Cross Stitch & Country Crafts magazine, Issue July/August 1989
I also started a project from my box of projects. It is the ‘Little Woman’ series of thread packs from Little House Needleworks. I started ‘Quilting’ last Monday and have been working on it on and off since then. The others in the series are Reading, Gardening and Baking. You can see a picture of them here (scroll down a bit). Anyway, here is my progress on this project also:
Little Women series from LHN ‘Quilting’
Fabric: 32ct Attic Lace from Lakeside Linens
So that is all my progress this week. I am thinking about if the new challenge for the Let’s Stitch blog will be a good excuse to start something new. LOL! I was thinking about something small, maybe something for Christmas. I am going to think about it at least 🙂
Me and my friend Amanda were the only people who signed up in a Halloween exchange in one of my stitching groups. And since Halloween is not celebrated here in Iceland I asked for something with a Fall/Autumn theme and I got to stitch a Halloween themed item for her. I love Halloween patterns and try to find ever excuse there is to stitch them 🙂
Today I got my package from Amanda and it is gorgeous!
She stitched me this beautiful strawberry emery that is just perfect! The stitching and finishing are just amazing! But she didn’t stop there. She also sent me some colored floss rings (awesome!) and a beautiful beaded scissor fob that she made for me! Here is another shot of just the emery. It has tons of beads on it!
Thank you Amanda! I love my goodies!
And here is a picture of what I stitched for Amanda. I made her a pinkeep and a floss ring tag. Sorry about the picture, it is a little blurry. I didn’t download the images until I had already mailed the exchange only to find that the images were not so great
The pattern for the pinkeep is a freebie from Cyberstitchers called ‘Halloween’s a sudden boo’ and is designed by Barbara Ana. As you can see I only used a very small portion of the pattern for the pinkeep. I know Amanda collects Halloween houses so I thought this would be perfect for her. The windows and moon and stars are stitched with DMC glow in the dark thread and it is so cool!
The ghost on the floss ring tag is from Halloween Spots by The Trilogy. I also stitched the word ‘Boo’ on the back.
Thanks Amanda for a great exchange!
I finished up this pretty pink biscornu last week. In honour and respect for the fight against breast cancer I am offering this biscornu up for a draw on my blog. All you have to do is leave a comment to this post and you will be entered in the draw. I will draw names on October 31st and post them to my blog. You do not have to be a blogger or have a blog to be able to enter, all you have to do is be a reader of this blog. But please leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you are the winner!
Pattern by Romy in Austria
DMC 3607 and 3689
Fabric: Silvery Moon 32ct Belfast Linen by Silkweavers
So let the games begin!
Yesterday at noon, me, my mother, my friend Rósa and my daughter Karítas went to a cabin in the countryside to meet even more stitching friends from my stitching group for a small get-a-way. It was so nice to get out of the city and unwind a little before yet another stressful week at work. We went to the same cabin that we visited in August and you can see my post about that here. This time it was colder off course, but just as nice, and off course the company was great. We usually try to have these weekends without our kids since it is a time to get away and recharge our batteries and relax. But since my mom decided to join us and none of the other wonderful ladies had anything against it, my little girl Karítas was allowed to join us also. She was a super nice baby the whole time and seemed to enjoy herself with all those talented ladies and liked to admire the stitching. She even got a private knitting lesson from my mom.
That was really funny. Have any of you tried to teach a three year old to knit? We had yarn ALL OVER the cabin! She just took the yarn and ran with it! LOL! But it made her very happy and it wasn’t a hard mess to clean up.
There is a great hot tub at the cabin and Karítas loves to go swimming so her and my mother went for a soak yesterday in the cold.
I had not one, but two finishes! I finally finished my series of Mini Cottages 1-4 by Michael Powell!
Mini Cottages 1-4 by Michael Powell
DMC threads and 28ct Natural Linen
Folk Heart Needleroll
Kit by Shepherd’s Bush
Thanks ladies for a wonderful weekend! I hope that we will be able to do it again as soon as possible!
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Thank you all so much for the support about my last post. Also, I want to send out all my best to all of you. I am fully aware that this is a world wide problem and that there are more people that are really worried out there. Take care everyone, we will survive!
Now, lets get to some stitching! Man I have missed sharing my stitching with you guys. I hope that this post makes up for it! I participated in a Mattress Pincushion exchange in my Icelandic Stitching Group ‘Allt Í Kross’ and Edda was my partner. She e-mailed me and told me that she got my package so now I can share what I made for her.
Pattern: Alphabet Tree – Blue Ribbon Designs (freebie)
Fabric: 36ct Summer Khaki linen
Thread: Plush Plum – Belle Soie Silk
I loved stitching this and had been wanting to stitch this pattern for a long time. And the Belle Soie silk was so wonderful to stitch with. And I love the final result and Edda says that she likes it also 🙂
I have also been working a little on my stocking and here is a progress picture.
Design: Stitchers Studio stocking from Cross Stitch and Country Crafts Magazine July/August ’89
Also, Mini Cottages. I am soooo close to being done. Here is a picture I took on September 28th, before I started working on this project again.
And here is how it looks today.
It is sooooo close to being done. I only have to fill in the black of the windows and do the outlines. I can’t wait to get it done!
I have also decided to do some Pink Stitching to show my support for Breast Cancer Awareness. This is a free design from Romy in Austria. I plan on finishing it as a biscornu once the stitching is done.
Fabic: Silvery Moon 32ct Belfast Linen by Silkweavers
Threads: 3607 and 3689 DMC
Well. It is Sunday and my little Karítas is a little sick. She got a high temp yesterday and today it has gone down a bit so she is a little better, but still sick. We plan on taking it very easy today. I will probably try to stitch some more on my Pink project 🙂
I hope you all had a great weekend!
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Things have just been really really busy around here. The economy of Iceland is going to the gutter. Seriously. Read this.
People are really worried. People are loosing their jobs, their homes and their life savings. The situation is pretty bad. I still have a job and am hopefull that my position is safe. Unfortunately the same can not be said about thousands of other people. I am taking one day at a time, and the same can be said about the rest of the country. We are not a big nation, but I am sure we will survive this if we put our minds to it.
About stitching. I have been stitching some and will post pictures as soon as I feel up to it. I just haven’t had the focus to actually do so lately. I did have a fantastic weekend though. I went to a concert on Friday and then two of my friends came over for some white wine and chatting. It was wonderful. On Saturday I made wonderful dinner for me, Aisté and my cousin Bjarki and then me and Aisté went to the Theather. After that I went to a friends house and then to a club where I danced the night away. It was great and I met so many people that I haven’t seen in forever and ever.
I’ll try to post some pictures tonight of Mini Cottages. I have all the stitching done, just the backstitching left now. Yesterday I got a package in the mail. I got a gift certificate from 123stitch that Sheila gave me for my birthday and ordered the new JCS ornament issue, Little Pink Houses by M-designs and a skein of Belle Soie silk. It was nice to get a package in the mail to brighten my day. Couldn’t have come at a better time 🙂 Thank you Sheila!