Friday, 29 August 2014

Almost Finishes

Wow…..thank you to everyone for such a wonderful response to my new Christmas Stitch-a-long yesterday……I’m overwhelmed and, dare I say, relieved!? 

You never know when you ‘put something out there’ how it will be received….sometimes, when you love something you’ve created, that you’ve put your heart and soul into, you find no-one really has the same ‘love’ as you do…it’s a bit shattering…..but, I’m learning, that’s all part of designing, and I’m grateful for what I’m able to do, that’s for sure.  I wouldn’t change it for the world.

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However, the response to the first block, “Noel”, has blown me out of the water….I’m so happy as I really like this one…and the rest are pretty good too (if I do say so myself *insert cheeky grin*).  We made it to number one on the Craftsy Top 20 list so you should see my puffed up chest now!  I’m really honoured and proud!

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So it’s a hearty, THANK YOU to you all for supporting me in my quest to spread some Christmas cheer!  And if you haven’t got your block yet, you can do so HERE….and don’t forget to join our Facebook group to share your progress and share the button on your sidebar.

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Now, apart from that…..I have been finishing some other stitcheries……

The final block……

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my Quilty Stitches sampler is done (but not framed!)  I bought a frame yesterday that I thought would be ‘perfect’ but I didn’t realise the size meant from edge to edge, not the inside frame size so it was too small….off to look for another today! Sad smile

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Another finish (almost)….well, the stitching part….

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terrible….not even pressed!  You can still see the hoop marks! *eek*  This is a Natalie Bird from The Birdhouse design.  An oldie, called “Old Friends”…..see?  I am getting through some of my K.A.R.T.S. and UFO’s, at last!

Off to visit the surgeon today….hubby has to have 7 teeth removed next Friday….they’re trying to discount abcesses causing a blood disorder he has developed!  Prayers and/or positive thoughts appreciated at all times gratefully. We’re really over doctors and hospitals this year!

Sugary hugs xox :o)

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12 comments:

Susie said...

Oh Wendy congratulations. It is lovely stitchery and well deserved to be top. All the best for the surgery.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I can't play, but I added your button to my blog on the sidebar. Really pretty design.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Just beautiful Wendy! Yes I agree it is hard sometimes putting your hearts creations out there in the world but no matter what they always have a place in your own heart. I am looking forward to watching everyone's progress on your lovely design...love your cross stitch too xx

shez said...

wow thats so awesome my clever friend,believe in your self and have fun designing as you clearly enjoy it,i am so excited for you,sending positive thoughts for your hubby Wendy,take care.xx

Jo said...

Congrats with your number one....
Good luck for hubby.
Great finishes even unironed. Haha

Christine M said...

I love the thread you have used for your Noel block, Wendy. I've finished my Quilty Stitches too. The frame I had planned to use doesn't work either!

Farm Quilter said...

Love your stitch-a-long...all of them are so cute. Makes me wish I could do hand work! I'll just enjoy the eye-candy!

Edi said...

So happy to hear your pattern was well receeived. Always in thoughts and prayers, sending extras for Hubby :)

Cheryll said...

Congrats to you... and you should be very proud. It's awesome! :)

Gina said...

Congratulations on your no 1 spot. Well deserved. I just need to shop for threads and fabric then I can start.
I'm sorry to hear about the hubby. I hope they find the cause soon so he can get treatment. Sending hugs xxx

Pinnylea Creations said...

Woo hoo that is fantastic news Wendy. I had computer troubles last night so couldn't get my pattern but it's all good now and pattern bought. Can't wait to make a start tomorrow xx

Lin said...

Congratulations Wendy - glad it is such a success. Nice finishes too. xx