Thursday, March 29, 2012

A very belated IHSW and very big Thank You!

Hi there stunners!

A big welcome to my new followers Megan B, Miamina, Julie C, Linda, Terri P and Milly M. Thank you so much for joining me on this awesome journey I have undertaken in the world of craft and cross stitch!

IHSW



I apologise for the lateness of my posting for IHSW! But as usual when I have a weekend at home planned to sit and stitch there is always a last minute rescheduling. But luckily it was a good one! I only had 4 days left on my month long holiday (sabatical LOL) left so I decided to head up to the coast to Fingal Bay, Port Stephens to wring every drop out of my time off from work.

So with stitching and bags packed I headed to the coast on Sunday and didn't get back to late  Wednesday night and was back at work at 0630 the next morning...tired tired Princess! But it was great to see everyone again and give out the little gifties that I accumulated along the journey.

But unfortunately this is the first chance I've had to blog.

This was what I managed to accomplish on the beach at Fingal Bay.
She's called "I found my family in a book!" She is one of many of the Gorjuss series by Bothy Threads. I have 3 more which I'm really chuffed about as they are so so easy and fun to stitch.

I technically made my IHSW Sunday and Monday. So between dips in the ocean, gulping down oysters and sipping chardonnay on the sand ( or was it sipping oysters and gulping chardonnay??? ) I managed to get all the stitching on the girl completed. Still to come is the backstitch, a teeny bit of beading and the book and scissors that are scattered at her feet. She's got alot of sparkly bits but as you all know these just don't show up in the pics even though I took it in the bright morning sun! I will get a chance in the next few nights to check out everyone else's shennaningans on the IHSW - looking forward to it stunners!


THANK YOU NICOLA

A great big thank you to Nicola Maltby of Obsessive Cross Stitcher fame for her kind gift of a chart from Heaven and Earth Designs.

Nic bought me the full version of Sunflower Cottage by Dona Gelsinger


Isn't it beautiful??? I can't wait to stitch it and it's going in the rotation as soon as I finish one of my current 5 BAP's that I'm working on. So not long now (Hee hee)!

However due to some weird computery glitchy wahoo the email sent from Nic via HAED website got lost in the nethers of cyber space so in the meantime I had already purchased this same chart in the sale (along with another BAP! I know I know!!!) Michele Sayetta generously offered to send me a replacement chart so I picked Water Faery by Nadia Strelkina


Water Faery

She will be the sister to Faery 2 which is a current wip. So a very lucky and blessed Princess to have such a generous and thoughtful friend like Nic. I think most of you are followers on her blog if not check it out. We are true sisters of colour, Nic loves vibrant projects too and like me her stash and Wips are numerous!!!! It's a brilliant blog. 

So now I'm back to work tonight and kinda glad of it too as I can relax and go back to my normal cross stitch rotations. Holidays are fun but I travelled to 3 states in the month and it was a bit hectic although loads of fun. The ole cross stitch did suffer a bit but all good now.

Thanx for reading this far and I will be posting soon re the Leibster awards as I was truly blessed and genuinely humbled to receive 6 awards from other bloggers. I am going through all my blogs trying to catch up with everyone. I'm working one single nightshift tonight so will post again tomorrow night. I just don't want the awesome girls with brilliant taste (hee hee) who nominated me to think I have neglected to thank and honour them too. I just want to do it when I have time to sit and do it properly.

Stay tuned my pretties!

Love you stunners
Alicia xox




22 comments:

  1. Love the Gorjuss design - I've seen quite a few of them and been tempted but never seen that one before it's lovely xx

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    1. Thanx Nic, I found them at a craft show at Rosehill Racecourse and they were completed and framed on the wall. They look amazing finished and she is so cute I couldn't resist. As you well know resisting temptation is not one of my strong points when it comes to adding to the stash! Hee hee xo

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  2. Wow, both Sunflower Cottage and Water Faery are great designs =)
    You can be happy to have such good friends ;-)
    Your Gorjuss project looks lovely (I have to copy-paste the name, lol) and I am looking forward to see more of her =)

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    1. Thanx so much. I will endeavour to finish this gorjuss design before the next craft show so I can show the lovely boys from sew it all who picked the fabric for it. So come June she will be done. And yes I am blessed to have lovely friends like Nic and yourself who always take the time to leave comments and make my day! Thank you xo

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  3. Such an adorable design. Your stitching is beautiful.

    You have wonderful friends :) Those are gorgeous charts.

    Hugs,
    Veronica.

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    1. Aww thanx Veronica that's very sweet of you to say.Thank you for your support it's great appreciated.
      xox

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  4. Thank you for welcoming me to your blog. I love the Gorjuss chart, it's coming along so well. The fabric is lovely too.

    The HAED charts are beautiful, I've not seen Sunflower Cottage before but I love the colours.

    Well done on the Liebster awards. They are well deserved.

    Glad you made full use of your time away from work. I bet it was a real struggle to make it back into work.

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    1. Thank you Miamina for joining my blog and you are very welcome! The colours in Sunflower cottage are beautiful and the background is all DMC 995 which is my fav blue in the DMC range. So it will be fun, Nic really knows my taste. Thank you for the congrats on the awards I was truly humbled and honoured for being picked by these other amazing bloggers. It's not too bad going back to work as I am allowed to cross stitch at work so it's actually quite cool where I work. I'm very lucky xoxo

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  5. Love that sunflower cottage - the colours just jump out at you!

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    1. I know it's fantastic! I always wanted a Gelsinger design and it was my fav. Nic chose perfectly. I really really want to start it. LOL!
      xox

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  6. What great designs, you are a lucky girl!!!!!!!

    I have also awarded you the Liebster award, as I LOVE seeing your progress piccys!!!

    http://donnascrossstitch.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh Donna THANK YOU!!! You made it lucky 7. I'm so honoured that I was one of the 5 that you picked. Thank you thank you. I will endeavour to stick at it and have more to show to honour being awarded 7 times. It has really reignited my love for all things cross stitch. Thank you!
      xoxo

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  7. Oooooh beautiful charts! Those are going to be a lot of work - but also amazing vibrant colors! Lovely!

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    1. It will be alot of work but it looks like a lot of fun too so all good. I just wish I could start them now but rotation is getting a tad huge and I really want to concentrate on finishing a few of my wips before I get onto these. But OMG it's so so so hard not to kit up and start LOL!
      xox

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  8. I think both charts are wonderful! and the design you're stitching right now is coming along beautiful. it's always so exciting to know that you've come close to the finish of a project,not?

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    1. LOL!! Yes it is exciting to come close to finishing. It's only happened a very few times though. For some reason when you get close it seems to take forever...not sure why that is, probably in my case it's impatience. As you can see by my stash and wips patience is not one of my virtues..hee hee.
      xox

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  9. I think you have the record at six, Alicia. Wow, you're just amazing. And of COURSE I have good taste, lol. Your new charts are gorgeous. I don't think I'll have a BAP finish for a couple of years at least. The closest one needs about four weeks, and I have twenty projects in my rotation. I can't wait to see yours though!!! And grats on almost finishing your Gorjuss girl. She's cute!

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    1. LOL of course you have excellent taste. Not just in blogs but in your own work as well. I'm trying to get faery 2 finished in a year by doing 340 stitches per day. So far not quite there but I will be getting into her more now. I love a girl with 20 projects in her rotation, you are another true sister, you go girl!! Thank for all your support over the year, you're the best
      xox

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  10. I love those Gorjuss girls!! :D

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    1. They are gorgeous aren't they Joy. Best thing they don't take so long to do and any finish is a finish. Nothing quite like your amazing chinese garden though. Oh man I'm still in awe of that one. I keep going back to that post and staring at it. Absolute work of art, you clever girl you!
      xoxo

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  11. Two gorgeous new charts. Your gorjuss girl is gorgeous.

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  12. Thanx Lesleyanne it is all gorgeous LOL! I can't wait to finish her - June is my deadline but she is back in the rotation so I won't be working on her for a while. May have to sneek a week in there somewhere.
    xoxo

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