Monday, 8 April 2013

2 Happy Dances and a Giveaway!

Hello everyone,

It's been a while since I've posted, I'm sorry!

I've had a long Easter break away by the coast and then a hen party so there hasn't been much free time for blogging.  I'll be back posting more about my Australia trip after this short stitching update.

I've been doing a fair bit of stitching, and I've completed the following:

Home Sweet Home
The World of Cross Stitching free kit from ages ago

Travel Memories
Dimensions Gold Collection, Petites

I loved the small Home Sweet Home one and mostly stitched it on the tube.  I really like the Travel Memories piece as well, but I HATED stitching it.  I'm not sure if it's because it's a petites kit and the needle was smaller than I'm used to but I found it hurt my hands a little to stitch this one and push the needle through.  It also seemed to take much longer than I expected it to.  And I was worried that with some of the colours I got right down to the last bit of thread, and some I had heaps left.  I don't think I unpicked much of it so I'm not quite sure what happened.  I have 2 more petites kits that I bought at the same time, which I'm not going to start until I've got over this one.

Now I'm finished I love how it looks.  But I never want to see the pattern or the threads again, so I'm giving away this chart and the spare threads so you can colour match. The majority of stitching is in half stitches and mine was stitched on 18 count ivory Aida.

If you'd like to win the pattern and spare threads, just leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner in 2 weeks time on the 22nd April.  If you post about the competition on your blog, let me know and you'll get an extra entry.  If nobody wants it, I'm burning it :)

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the finishes!! I feel your pain with the Dimensions Gold kit...I got one once because I was on my way somewhere and had nothing with me to do. I thought it would be a quick little thing. It took FOREVER and included such "fun" as couching down a mini-twisted cord made from 4 strands of floss, couching metallics, and 216 Algerian eyelets ON AIDA. (Yes, I counted them, LOL!) I had to wet-block the thing on stretcher bars when it was done, it was so out of shape! (My mom loves it, though. But when my sister pointed it out and asked what she'd need to do to get one, I faked a faint!)

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    1. Oh my word!!! Hahaha, yes, I've had a few dimensions ones that had some 'features' like this in them, and the colour blending was a pain as well. I know I have a largish one in my stash too that I took to Australia and then decided it was too much of a bother to work on during a holiday hahahaha! Thanks for your reply, I feel like it's not just me now :)

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  2. both very pretty! Congratulations :)

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  3. Hello

    Just found your blog.
    Your finishes are lovely, very pretty.
    Happy stitching.

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    1. Hi Poppy
      Thank you and thanks for following too :)

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  4. Hi, new to your blog. Sweet finishes.

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  5. I wouldn't mind having it, if your giveaway is still open. It looks gorgeous - you did a great job despite the difficulties!

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