Thursday, March 18, 2010

Some stuff.

Look what came through the post for me the other day!

Gift from Joanne (Aussie Stitcher)

Joanne (Aussie Stitcher) had emailed me and said she would like to gift me with this chart off my wishlist as she had it and was finished with it. Of course I said I'd love to have it. I am finding these LHN "scripture" based charts really hard to get hold of. I was so surprised to find that Joanne had sent me a few extras too! So sweet and kind and she must know me really well as Lindt is my absolute favourite chocolate.

I have finished my secret new start but I am undecided now as to whether to use it in an exchange with someone I am in or just to keep it to myself. Hmmmm..... So no pics yet till I've made my mind up.

Here is a picture of my Dad's progress on I am Half Sick of Shadows:

March 10 progress

It was taken on my dh's mobile phone so not a great pic but just look at that detail! It is looking amazing. I don't know how much of it he will continue to do or whether he will soon pass it back to me but he is doing a wonderful job don't you think?

Oh and I nearly forgot, this is what I made Elisa for the Stitch it and Pass it on blog. Cindy stitched and sent the chart to me then I stitched and sent it with the chart to Elisa and now Elisa will stitch it and send it witht the chart back to Tracy. I stitched it over 1 on 25 count using one strand of Crescent colours of my choice. I used double ribbon for the bow and outside edge and Moda sampler fabric for the back.



Four Friends

Thank you for all the lovely get well wishes. I am nearly there. Just another day of antibiotics left. Still very tired but feeling a lot better. xx


Margaret said...

It amazes me to hear of a dad stitching something -- how beautiful that piece is! Fantastic! And the Brightneedle piece is gorgeous!! I have to check and see if I have that chart. lol!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh my! I can't get over that "Half Sick of Shadows" WOW gorgeous!
And your pinkeep is just cute as a button!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri ~ Boog) said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better! How sweet of Joanne to send you all the goodies!

The WIP your dad was working on is amazing. I can't even begin to imagine doing something like that.

Love the BN pinkeep!

Kathy A. said...

I am so glad to hear that you are feeling so much better. Being ill just seems to drag one down.
Your dad is amazing. I wish I had one who would stitch on my HAED. I am so stalled.
Your pinkeep is lovely. Your finish makes it so special. Nice work.

Anonymous said...

lovely gift from Joanne, and hope you enjoy the chocs, Lindt is one of my faves too
Your Dad is making great progress on HSoS
Beautiful pinkeep for Elisa, love the ribbon edging and bow, perfect

Jackie's Stitches said...

What a wonderful package of goodies! Your dad's stitching looks amazing. He has more patience that I with all those color changes. I think I'd go cross eyed!

Sally said...

Wow I love the pinkeep you made for Elisa! It is gorgeous.

Your Dad's progress on Half Sick of Shadows is fantastic.

Lovely package from Joanne.

Deb said...

Such a wonderful package that you received from Joanne. And I can't believe the progress that your father is making on Half Sick of Shadows. What an accomplishment. And your Pinkeep is adorable. Beautiful stitching and finishing.

Catherine said...

What a nice gift for you!!

Love all the stitchy pics!

Christine said...

Love the pinkeep you made for Elisa, and your Dad's Waterhouse is stunning. Great gift from Joanne too

Nic said...

Wow, your dad is really making progress ... he must have incredible patience!

The pinkeep is so pretty :o)

Brigitte said...

I so love the Shadows piece and it's always a delight to see a progress picture on your blog. Your dad is soing a terrific job.
And you, too. The Brightneedle piece looks wonderful, a great pinkeep.
Good to hear that you are getting better and better, so you can really enjoy the start of spring.

Siobhán said...

Your dad's stitching is fantastic! I see you inherited his talent with needle and thread--I love the pinkeep that you made! Love the gift from Joanne!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

WOW your dad's piece is so stunning.

Louise said...

HI Hazel :)
Make sure you see the sunshine award waiting for you on my blog :)


Vicky L said...

WOW! and double WOW! for "Half Sick of Shadows" It is so amazing! Congratulations on your LHN package. It was so nice. Your finished piece came out great.

Carol said...

Tell your dad how impressed I am with his stitching, Hazel--I can't even imagine! It must be so special to share a hobby with him :)

The pinkeep is darling and what a nice gift from Joanne--stitchers are the sweetest people, aren't they?

Angela said...

Your dad is making fantastic progress with the HAED design.

Love the way you finished the piece for Elisa. Wish I could make my bows look that good.

Do you remember me asking you waht all the abbreviations like PIF stood for a year or so agao. this week I had a friend ask me the same question!!

Dovilė said...

I love this elegant pinkeep:)

Loraine said...

Incredible stitching. It amazes me that that is cross-stitch!
Love all the new goodies, and the beautiful pinkeep!

Julie said...

Well done Dad, it looks amazing.

What a lovely gift, i wonder if you have any of the chocs left LOL

Beautiful pinkeep

Gayle said...

You do beautiful work. I think your dad's WIP is amazing. How fun to learn new things.

Katrina said...

Love the little pinkeep and your dad's piece is amazing too.

Glad you are feeling better!

Sharon said...

Your dad has some amazing progress! The pinkeep is gorgeous! I am glad to hear you are feeling better.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Glad you are feeling a little better Hazel.

I have chosen you for the Sunshine Award, please pop to my blog to receive it :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! Your Dad is stitching on that amazing piece??? How cool! Lovely little finish on your part!

Cole said...

What a lovely gift. And I love Half Sick of Shadows, your dad is doing a lovely job!

psst ~ you have an award, check out my latest post :)

Heidi said...

Love, love, love the sweet pinkeep and your HSOS. Your dad is doing an amazing job on a challenging piece! Good to hear you are on the mend. Keep warm and rested and drink tea. I find tea is my answer to everything. :-)

Hugs from Holland ~

Karan said...

Glad to read that you're picking up a little now. What a lovely package. Wow! Shadows is stunning - your Dad's stitching is amazing. Lucky Elisa - that's a beautiful finish. :0)