Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WIPocalypse and Thank you for all the awards!!!

Hi Stunners


Welcome to Dulcinella,Shebafudge, Pull the other thread and Tama my four new and stunning followers. Love the names by the way, very cool!


I won 7 Liebster Awards!

Thank you so much everyone who nominated me.  I'm so glad that you like my blog. It started out as a journal for me to keep track of my work and to keep me progressing. But it has turned into a journey where I have met so many amazing stitcher's and follower's who are always supportive in every way. I had no idea this world was out there! 

I thought I was this weird person that bought way too many charts and kits, who got excited over a beautiful chart I just had to have or I would DIE!!! We found each other through the blogging world and now we can all be lunatics together. Although I believe we are the sane ones and it's the other non crafty people who are weird. We can see beauty in colours and thread and turn them into masterpieces. Now how COOL is that!!!


Thank you to the 7 stunning ladies that gave me the awards:

Keebles from Keebles World



Johanna from Stitchstitchknit

Rachel from TimRachel's Blog




Liebster is a German word meaning favourite, dearest or beloved. The Liebster Blog Award is awarded by bloggers to other new bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to help spread the word about their blogs and to help them gain wider recognition.

Conditions for acceptance:


  1. Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
  2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  3. Post the award on your blog.  List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites.  Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.
  4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don’t know about you.


I love the "Pay it forward" aspect of the Liebster awards. However it's near impossible to choose 5 amongst all the amazing, funny, and beautiful blogs out there. So here goes!
1. Eleanor - Mrs.Dibble - Cross stitching and other Threads
I adore Mrs.D I met her through work and we have become fast friends due to our warped sense of humour and our love of all things craft! Mrs.D is a mistress of quilting and I managed to get her slightly obsessed with cross stitching (Sorry Mrs. D)

A bloke with a cross stitch blog! Yay!!! Chris has a fantastic blog filled with gorgeous cross stitches. I especially love the Peacock and the Summer Fairy he is currently working on. You should pop over and give a bit of support to the menfolk of our world!

 
3. Xeihua (Sara) - My Cross Stitch Corner
Sara is a very talented stitcher and she has quite a number of projects on the go so her blog is always interesting. My favourite project is "Touch of Spring" which is a monochrome cross stitch and it's stunning! I love watching her work.

4.  10 contributors - Fairies, Dragons and Mermaids...OH MY!
The name says it all! And with 10 very gifted authors it's updated quite regularly with beautiful designs. This blog is truly a colour feast, it's always bright and the projects being worked on are really beautiful!

5. Megan - Stitchings of an Army Wife
Megan is a fan of HAED and she has some very cool Wips on her blog. My favourites would have to be "Alice and Snow White" and "Soul Mates" (mini)  , though her work on Dragon Rider is awesome.  A brilliant blog!


5 Random Facts about me. 

1) I wanted to be an actress when I grew up but settled for a Princess.
2) I'm an avid MotoGP fan and Valentino Rossi is my absolute idol!
3) My favourite Aussie actor is Richard Roxborough. Although I think his portrayal of Dracula in Van Helsing was probably the worst Drakkie ever!!! - still love him though. Guess you have to if you're a loyal fan!
4)  I love video games and own a plethera of gaming equipment (Xbox360, Xbox, PS2, PS3, PSP,Nintendo XL, Nintendo 3DS and PC) and as you can imagine I have over 300 games of which I have roughly finished 5!
5) I'm obsessed with cross stitching and have a stash of 212 - oh wait you probably knew that one...okay oh yeah I see dead people!



I won Ewa's Giveaway!!!


I was pleasantly surprised with the arrival of Ewa's prize in the mail the other day. She didn't tell me what I had won so I was really excited to receive it.

I won 2 very cute fabrics for a little cross stitch and this beautiful piece that Ewa made.


It's so gorgeous! I'm hunting for a perfect frame for it. Attached was a lovely card and she asked me to excuse her messy back. I would show you a photo of it but I think Ewa would be horrified if I did, but her back was beautiful. I would be proud if my backside looked that great!! LOL!

Also included was a big bag of chocolates, I would show you a photo of that but who wants to see a bag of empty chocolate wrappers...they were so yum!!

Thank you Ewa for such an amazing prize and for being so generous for running a giveaway for your blogoversary! Ewa's blogoversary post has to be seen to be believed. The amount of stitching that she has achieved on College of Magical Knowledge is just gorgeous!  She is now at the very exciting stage of this project. It's great to watch it grow! 

And finally for the WIPocalypse post!
Goal 1: No progress on Faery 2 (sigh)



Goal 2 : No progress on Spring to Life


Goal 3: No progress on Fragile Heart




Goal 4: Completed row on QS Lovers


Goal 5: Progress on work project


Goal 6: Stick to rotation. Worked on SK Crimson Glomour and a new start from the Gorguss range - I found my family in a book.




That's all stunners! Thank you again for the awards I am truly humbled and it has inspired me to keep at it and be more organised so I can make time to enjoy my stitching (aka get more done!!).

Have a great week everyone and I will post my progress at the end of the week for my current wip which will be Faces of Faery 164 by Jas Beck Griff.

I've dedicated the quote for the post to family. As I have been spending alot of time with them over the last week as my 91 year old Nan who I love and adore with all my heart was taken to the hospital. She's coming out today and she's healthier and fiestier than most 30 year olds I know. Bless her!

Hugs and Kisses to you all xoxoxoxo
Alicia



Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts.  ~Author Unknown