Friday, 1 February 2013

And the winner is .........

.......... and the winner of The Blue Ribbon Sampler book  is Elaine of  Emily' s Cupboard , congratulations Elaine. 

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Jane Atkinson

I have been having great fun stitching Jane Atkinson and it is a pleasure to sit and stitch her each evening. Her garden is growing and the flowers blooming. I have chosen the verse I am going to be personalising her with 

Eve was not taken out of Adam's head to top him, 
neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him, 
but out of his side to be equal with him, 
under his arm to be protected by him, 
and near his heart to be loved by him.

I will then add our names and wedding date.


The SDW SAL is progressing well and SAL'ing is such a fun way of stitching.

Dona Dorothea

Dona is back from the framers and hung in my side hall, this may not be her permanent place.

I have such wonderful pin pals and have received some lovely gifts over the last few weeks.

June of Butterfly Wings sent some gorgeous goodies. A beautiful ornament, Archie's first one, a little cuddly rabbit and a booklet of charts that are a must for me to stitch, they are of little children on the beach, perfect for where we live, I hope that by next year I will be taking Archie down to the cove to build sandcastles and go rock pooling.

Thank you June. Kate, Chris and Archie send their thanks too.

Dearest Laurie of Corgi Cottage sent me a fantastic selection of Scarlet Letter kits, including the Christmas Sampler which is OOP. Thank you so much Laurie, I was bowled over with your generosity and kindness.

Pam of The Prairie Sampler sent me this lovely chart which she has designed.

Thank you Pam, as soon as my Scarlet Letter Year is finished I will be stitching this up. I already have a frame and place in mind to hang her.

Archie is growing very quickly and I am having lots of good quality time with him. We had a lunch date yesterday, here we are waiting for our food.

Wishing everyone a good weekend, Nicola xxx