Saturday, August 04, 2007

Some stash, and a PIF offer!

I have decided to join my very first PIF. I joined Rachel's PIF and I copied this from her blog:

Here's how it works:
I will send a stitched handmade item to the first 5 people who leave a comment on my blog under this post. You will receive it within 365 days; you have my word. The only thing you have to do in return is Pay It Forward by making the same promise on your blog! Once you sign up, I will be emailing you for mailing address information and will keep an eye out on YOUR blog to see what designs, colors, designers you like.
Please do sign up; this will be my first time to Pay It Forward and I look forward to making new stitching friends near and far.

Please note, this is in addition to the giveaway I mentioned in my last post. I will be doing the giveaway as soon as I have made up my pieces - may be a week or two. But I want to leave this post up for a bit to give people a chance to sign up for the PIF.

And here's an update of Patchwork that I have worked a little bit on. I do enjoy doing this one but I find it slow going using hand dyed threads that you can only stitch oone cross at a time on.
August update

And here's some new stash I got in the post yesterday. The first is the Loose Feather's no 26 chart which is lovely and such a lovely colour of fabric. I feel so ashamed as I haven't even started one of these yet. I don't know whether to just use DMC or the stated flossies they give.
Loose Feathers no 26

Here's some fabric I bought from Jaynes attic. Now when I sent in the order I hadn't heard from Jayne about it which is unusual for her so I phoned her up. She was actually in the process of moving her store!! I told her that if she didn't have the colours I wanted in then she could send me alternatives that were similar. On her site, if you spend £15 or more then you can click on this link that says "add me for 1p" and she will normally send you a thread or something of that value. Because she only had two out of the four colours I wanted in stock, she sent me two alternatives and instead of sending me thread for the "add me for 1p", she very generously sent me two more fabric pieces!! How generous is that!! So here they are:
sugar maple/ polstitches fabrics
They are a mixture of Sugar Maple Fabrics and Polstitches.

So all in all a good productive stitchy week for me. Have a good weekend, xx

19 comments:

Vonna said...

Your WIP is gorgeous! All those varied colors and intricate motifs are inspiring!
Love all your stitchy stash too! Superior job! Good Luck on your PIF :)

Barbara said...

That's one massive WIP. But it is so beautiful! Love that chart by BBD!

Dawn said...

Your WIP is beautiful! I love all the colors. Wonderful stash you received!

Itching To Stitch said...

Oh my, that Patchwork piece is just gorgeous. Love your new stash too ;)

Sharon said...

Patchwork looks wonderful! Gorgeous stash!

Ranae said...

Hi! Congrats on expecting. I am sorry I made you cry. Thank you so much for the prayers, they seem to have worked. Patchwork is beautiful and the colors are fabulous. I love your fabby stash.

stitcherw said...

Patchwork is lovely, but I'll bet it is a bit slow going with having to do each stitch seperately. It will be gorgeous when done though. Your fabrics are so pretty, they'll be great additions to your stash. How sweet of her to put in the extras, one can never have to much beautiful fabric on hand.

I love the idea of a PIF from you, but unfortunatly at this time I really can't commit to being able to doing the PIF myself on a timely basis so will have to pass on signing up.
Sue

Sally said...

Patchwork looks fantastic Hazel. It looks like a lot of work.

Lovely new stitchy stash. Jayne is fantastic isn't she?!

Love the latest Loose Feathers.

Cheryl said...

Patchwork is gorgeous Hazel, what a beautiful WIP! Great stash too ;)
Good luck with your PIF, i am still trying to make my gifts and i posted my PIF in February...only 1 to go

Mad Dixie said...

Loving your patchwork Hazel the colours are amazing, Jayne is such a sweetie how nice of her to do that the colours she sent are lovely, she mentioned the last time I was in that she was thinking of moving, I didn't realise it would be so quick I think she's going to be mostly mail-order now from what she was saying

tkdchick said...

Your patchwork piece is just stunning!

Stitchingnow said...

Your Patch work is coming along nice. Cool new stash as well.

jane said...

Glad you are feeling better. My DD is feeling sick pretty much 24/7. She and her hubby are convinced that she's having twins. We'll find out Thursday!
I had decided that I would do the same thing - make something for Rachel.

Munners said...

Patchwork is stunning Hazel! And gorgeous fabrics from Jayne. Good luck with your PIFs :)

Carla said...

Great wip!
Your new fabrics are lovely!!

Carol said...

Hi Hazel - I can see your blog just fine :-) Oh, how I love your Patchwork Sampler - drooling here!!!

Jamie said...

I love this WIP. I think you've been secretly stitching. You do love the big projects. Nice stash, pretty fabric.

Jennifer said...

Patchwork is just FABULOUS! And I love the fabrics, too!

Anita said...

The patchwork piece is very colorful and pretty. I like your new stash too, wow.