Thursday, June 21, 2012

I'm not bad I was born this way - IHSW & Wipocalypse

Hi Stunners!!!

Welcome to my new followers, Stitching Angel, Diane and Delphyne. These stunning people have helped me to crack the 100 followers. So see the bottom of this post for the 100th follower's prize giveaway.

So first order of business is I bought alot of stash at the Sydney Craft and Quilt show. I went there with no intention of buying anymore charts. Just fabric and accessories to accomodate the charts I already have.

However upon meeting Naomi from Stitches and Spice, we had an inspiring conversation. I told her how many I had and I couldn't possibly start anymore due to my current 26 wip rotation. Her nonchalant reply was pretty much bugger it who cares just start them and just keep buying more. If it makes you happy then go for it. Her attitude was so cool, I mean who does it hurt and why do we feel guilty about our stash????

Now stunners my epiphany is this, why do we feel bad when we buy more charts, kits, whatever...this is the craft that makes us happy. Every blog I have read (myself included) always beat on about how bad they were because they bought more stash...yet the purchasing of it makes us happy. We all seem to get down on ourselves because we have bought more than we will live to see completed. Well who cares, I could go tomorrow, but at least I was happy today!!!! So stunners buy that damn chart or kit and to hell with feelings of guilt. It's such a wasted emotion.

So with that I have decided that I will do all of Marta Dahlig's 7 deadly sins. I only needed to buy 3 more anyway to complete the collection. When I went to Heaven and Earth Designs website - OMG Michele was having a 50% stash enhancement sale...whoa serendipity thy is my middle name!!! The sale was for one day only and I logged on within the last hour or so of the sale.  See it was meant to be. So I also bought a Spangler that I have been umming and ahhing about for years. Now my wishlist is empty and I have all that I have ever wanted...Plus its my birthday on the 25th June, no more justification required...Whoo hoo!

STASH STASH STASH
BE PROUD BE LOUD
So here is my latest stash enhancements. I think I will start with Vanity though as she is my favourite. Then will do one of these beauties below as these are the least stitched by anyone so will give it a go. I will add a sin to the rotation and if I endeavour to do 2 lines per day I will have the sins done in 7 years!!!! A year a sin, sounds like heaven!
.GluttonySloth Avarice   Home is Where the Magic Is

Just updated this post to include my progress pic. I found the camera it was in my recycling box. Of course it would be I don't know why I didn't check there first!!!  Ok so I had a great IHSW and managed to finish page 2 of QS Lovers. On track with this one, yah. We receive the 3rd page from Rachel in the first week of July.

So with 100 stitches per day on lovers, 100 in Faery2, 400 to 800 on Vanity (when I kit her up) plus sticking to rotation I should have some good progress to show you all.

Before

and after




 
So now for the giveaway.


To enter all you have to do is go to my stash page (scroll back up to the top and you will see the "stash" tab), and pick your fav chart or at least the chart that you would like to see stitched up. If you're having trouble picking just one then go with as many as you like.

Everyone that leaves a choice in the comments will be eligible for an entry to the comp. Don't forget to leave your email in the comments as well so I can get hold of you if you win. (Or you can submit an entry privately to my email account neon_princess33@yahoo.com.au)

I will pick 3 names out of a fairy jar.  The first person chosen has first choice of prizes and so on.

1) $40 gift voucher at www.heavenandearthdesigns.com

2) $60 worth of fabric and/or accessories from www.sewitall.com.au

3) Your choice of 2 or more Mystic Stitch charts from the following list (hardcopies will be sent to you - they are new and never been used)
Aurelia Branwyn Housework Cool Breeze Mother of Pearl

The mermaid in the oyster shell is Mother of Pearl - click the link to be able to get a close up of her.

I will leave the comp open for 2 weeks to enable followers and guest stars a chance to view my blog and enter.

Good luck stunners!

Thank you so much for all your support. This little giveaway is a token of my appreciation for all the comments, views and fantastic friends I have made over the last year or so through this blog. You guys rock! Thank you thank you thank you stunners xoxo Alicia

A big thank you to Jo and Julie for nominating me for the 11 things. I was really chuffed that you picked me. However I'm battling the flu atm and just can't find the energy to participate.

However as a token of my appreciation I will enter you both in the giveaway and if you add a comment then you will get 2 chances to win. I hope this is ok with you 2 stunners. I apologise for my lethargy but I've been off sick from work as well and is one of  the reasons my IHSW and wipocalypse post is so late.

Take care everyone, have an awesome week.

I will endeavour to catch up with everyones blogs.

xoxo Alicia