Saturday, May 02, 2009

A Gift from Clare and a New Start!

Here is the gift I won from Clare (Aimetu) a couple of weeks ago! Isn't it just gorgeous:

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I love it Clare! Thank you so much. I have always wanted to learn hardanger and having this just makes me more motivated to learn it. I love the effect of the lacy holes and I think they're called Dove's eyes?? Beautiful.

And I also couldn't resist a new start. I see so many blogs where peeps have ten, maybe even twenty wips and I actually only have a few. I have even surprised myself but I don't have that many. Maybe five. So I had this freebie kitted up for a while and made a start on it a few days ago. This is the Marquoir Marie - Rose and you can find it on Anne Valerie's blog.

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Aren't the colours extraordinary! I am not sure about them except that Ann over on Tempus Fugit did a fine job and it looks great when finished.

I have just noticed that the new part of the Isa V Marquior is out so I'm off to find it and download. Happy stitching folks and don't forget to enter my giveaway if you haven't already. xx

28 comments:

Tracy said...

That is a lovely gift! Where will you display it?

I like those colors too, very unusual.

Brigitte said...

Oh, what a beauty this biscornu is. Fantastic. Clare was doing a great job.
I also have just a couple of WIPs but unfortunately they are all so big. But like you I also feel inspired to start new projects when seeing all the new starts on the blogs. Aren't blogs motivating? Lol. The sampler you started has such vibrant colours, it's certainly fun to stitch it.

Dawn said...

What a beautiful gift! I love the new start.:)

Ranae said...

Lucky you! The biscornu from Clare is just gorgeous.
I love the colors in the freebie, it might just go with my blog, lol.
I have so many WIP's cause I LOVE new starts, lol
Take care

lena-lou said...

What a pretty Biscornu congrats on winning it :)
Good start on your new piece it has very striking colours .
Enjoy the BH weekend

Deb said...

That biscornu is absolutely beautiful. What a fantastic gift to receive.

Angela said...

A lovely gift.

The colours in the new start are great.

Natasha said...

Hazel,what a beautiful gift. Stunning! And your new project your are stitching looks fantastic, I LOVE those colors.

Take Care

Gaynor said...

The biscornu is stunning, really nice. the colours on teh new start are amazing..really nice combinations!

Mylene said...

Such a lovely biscornu you received and good start on the new project.

doris said...

What a gorgeous biscornu! Makes me wanna do hardanger again.

Love your unusual new start.

Julie said...

Gorgeous gift from Clare, she stitches so beautifully.

Nice new start, very different colour combo!

Siobhan said...

What a lovely gift!

Your Marie-Rose sampler looks wonderful so far! I like a few--about 5 or so--WIPs going so that I have something to switch to when I am bored with filling in. I do envy the people who can do big rotations, though, and still get stuff done!

Becky K in OK said...

That is an extraordinary biscornu. Just lovely. (Helen, hehe)

Karan said...

Absolutely gorgeous biscornu from Clare - lucky you. LOvely new start. :0)

Tracy said...

Fab new start sweetie and the biscornu is really stunning

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a gorgeous biscornu to receive! Lovely new start.

Cindy said...

That is lovely biscornu! It is so pretty and sweet :)

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your new start looks lovely.
You've got a gorgeous gift from Clare!

Kathy A. said...

What an absolutely gorgeous biscornu. Lucky you!
Love that new WIP. I don't think there is a limit on new starts is there. If so, I'm in trouble lol

Von said...

I do so enjoy seeing unusual color combinations! I think it will be very striking when finished!

You don't see hardanger biscornus very often - you're a lucky stitcher!!

Moon_Child said...

Hi Hazel. That is a lovely Biscornu. It is indeed Dove's Eyes, that is alos wrapped bars instead of needlewoven bars. I love to do Hardanger myself. Have fun if and when you do learn to do Hardanger. If you need help feel free to contact me at moonchild776@aol.com and I can direct you to a site that has some great helpers on it.
I know you don't know me but I read your blog frequently :-)

Sally said...

What a beautiful biscornu that Clare stitched for you. So pretty.

Love your new start. In fact I went and downloaded all the parts myself as I'd love to stitch it one day!

Giovanna said...

Oh my goodness, that biscornu is a jewel! Good for you.
Great start on the sampler, and I agree, the colours are lovely.

Tanya said...

Stunning biscornu - wow!!!

Your stitching is very pretty too. Love those colors.
Tanya

Cole said...

What a beautiful biscornu!

Sara said...

What a gorgeous biscornu, I'd never thought of hardanger on a biscornu!

Juls said...

Lovely gift!!!! Love your stitching!!!!