23 July 2008

2 Blog Awards

Wow! Two blog awards in one day! Considering that I've never received any blog award before, this is a huge surprise.
First off, thank you, Jessie who nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger award. This is such an honour. You made my day!

Here are the rules for this award:
  1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.
  2. Put a link to the person you got the award from.
  3. Nominate 5 blogs.
  4. Put links to the blogs.
  5. Leave a message for your nominees.
Now to comply with the rules, here are my 5 picks in alphabetical order:
And just when I thought my day couldn't get any better, I received the Brillante Weblog award from Sally. Thank you so much!

And the rules for this one...
  1. The winner can display this award on their blog.
  2. Display a link to the person you have gotten the award from.
  3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs you like.
  4. Set the links to the blogs on your blog.
  5. Leave a comment on the blogs you have chosen.
...pretty much the same except that I get to nominate 7 other blogs which are (in alphabetical order too):
I wish I could pick more. There are so many of you whose blogs I really enjoy reading. I've tried to pick those that as far as I know has yet to receive these awards. Thus, head over to their blogs and check out their beautiful stitching.

14 July 2008

WiPs Update

Oh my, time flies and it's been three weeks since I last post. I've been stitching but some I can't show you due to them being exchange pieces. Other than that, here are some WiP pictures...
Helen and Tama, as you can see, you're both right. The Told in A Garden design is indeed Voice of the Shepherd. Just the bottom part left and I'll be having myself another happy dance soon. Chiloe, I've contracted your fear of greens after stitching the trees. They are such a pain!
There has been more activity going on in my cross stitch kingdom as well. A couple of bluebirds have decided to move in.
I've also started another CCN design.
It was all Carol's fault. I saw her finished Gingerbread Cottage on her blog and couldn't resist starting mine. As you can see, Carol, I needn't wait to see yours framed up before giving in to the urge. It's stitched on Silkweaver's Sapphire Sky. The fabric is slightly lighter in real life. I'm loving the contrast of the colours on the fabric so far. Rather than stitching it on a neutral colour fabric, I decided on this because I think the blue really brings out the design. I've changed the colour of the flower into a deeper shade of cornflower blue however because the original colour is too similar to the fabric. In my opinion, it looks better this way.
I've also been working on Renée's RR but there's not enough progress to warrant a picture. I promise I'll post one next time.
Two posts ago, I asked for help in locating the charms used in The Drawn Thread's A Spot of Spring, A Spot of Summer, A Spot of Autumn and A Spot of Winter designs. Paula heard my pleas and not only direct me to where I can get them but she actually went to the trouble looking for them at her LNS and sending them to me, all at her own cost!
She also sent me a postcard describing Spokane, Washington a.k.a. "The Lilac City" where she lives and a skein of Weeks Dye Works' Lilac floss (how appropriate) ^.^ Thank you, Paula, for your kindness. It will never be forgotten.