Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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


You have won the Tranquility chart! 

Please email me your address details and I'll get it sent out to you as soon as. 

I am so sorry for the delay in doing this giveaway. You see, for the last two weeks, I have been doing Jury Service at the Crown Court and have been involved in two trials. Very exciting stuff I can tell you. Pleased to say we gave two Not Guilty verdicts and now everything is back to normal and back to work.

Stitch wise, I have done a little but my pictures are seriously nothing to shout about. First up is that one of my goals for this month was to do the word PEACE on the My Big Toe sampler. Well, I actually did the word and also finished the border so all I need to do now is the backstitched scriptures. I am sure this will be a finish very soon. 


Next up is a UFO from a couple of years ago which I have decided to get moving on with. It is Nan's Garden by Just Nan. I wanted to stitch this for my mum as her name is Nan and she has the most beautiful garden. I really hope I can get it finished soon. It is working up quite nicely now I have all the bits needed for it. I think after my lovely LoopyLou finish, I really have a thing for band samplers. 


And lastly, I have been feeling the need for some cosy and comforting crochet but nothing too taxing, nothing too difficult, just something simple and soothing. I had a rummage upstairs to see if I had any wips ongoing that needed finishing and really, I was surprised that there weren't that many outstanding projects. A couple of hexie ones and then this Vintage Vertical Stripe one in which I was going to use all my scrap yarns up. I think it looks a bit like a rag rug but I have seen some lovely inspiring finishes on Pinterest here and here for example. So I am back at crochet - just a little. 


Tracy is joining in and we're starting a CAL on Needlecraft Haven if anyone would like to join us! It would be great to see your stripes. These are very easy - probably theee easiest blankets to make in the world and clear instructions can be found here.


So that's me for now. Sorry it's taken me so long to post! I am trying to sort things out for a special birthday coming up - yes I am hitting the big 4 0 - so I might not post for a few weeks. 

Hope you're all well.
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20 comments:

Maggie said...

i'm so jealous of your jury service!
I've always wanted to do it!

I'm so tempted to join in with your CAL, I love the pattern.

x

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

I do love the Just Nan designs, look forward to seeing your finished project
Caz xx

VeggieMummy said...

Beautiful embroidery as always. I'm also rather envious of your jury service! x

Angela P said...

Congrats to the winner. You are working on some lovely projects.

Margaret said...

The jury duty sounds interesting! Although I must say I'm waiting for a summons to arrive for me, and I'm hoping it won't come. lol! Love all your projects! I'm going to take a peek at the CAL but I have a feeling I'm not up for it right now. I will enjoy watching your progress though!

sharine said...

Great stitching. Your crochet project looks very cosy:)

Christine said...

Thank you!
Lovely stitching and your stripe blanket looks lovely, I might have to investigate the pattern if you promise it is easy - I don't ever quite seem to get the hang of crochet

Annette-California said...

Congrats to Christine! "Peace" is beautiful Hazel! And great start on Nan's Garden! Love your colorways on your blankets!! I don't crochet but enjoy seeing your progress on them:)
love Annette

Sheryl S. said...

Just found your blog, what lovely work you do, beautiful embroidery sampler.

Megan Joelle said...

Absolutely love the colors in your blanket! It inspires me to try out some more crochet... Your stitching is also looking lovely :)

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Love your Just Nan piece, I'm having a thing for band samplers at the moment! Your crochet is beautiful, completely beyond me so admire you all the more!

Marie said...

Your Peace project is so pretty, as is Nan's Garden.
I love the colors in your crochet project!

Lana said...

Beautiful progress! I love the colors you are using in your crochet project!!

Sally said...

Congratulations to Christine!

I hope I never have to do jury service. I have always dreaded being called up!

Lovely WIPs and your crochet looks beautiful.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Peace looks lovely and your new Just Nan is great. I've stitched part of that for a round robin.

Julie said...

Lovely stitching and such a great way to use up wool oddments.
Have a lovely birthday.

Brigitte said...

I stitched the JN garden piece several years ago and I still remember it being such a fun stitch. Enjoy stitching it.
Beautiful crochet, too.

Karoline said...

All of your projects are looking lovely, looking forward to seeing your progress on Nan's Garden

Rachael G said...

Jury Service wow, that must of been interesting, I might be interested in a CAL, not that I need the extra WIPs lol I am going to be making baby blankets soon.
Nan's garden looks pretty.

barbara said...

Happy upcoming 4-0. I found it less traumatic (by far) than the big 3-0.

LOVE your new crochet project, by the way!