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Sunday, September 19, 2010

7th Blogiversary Winner, Stitching, Stash and PhotoHunt

Lots to cover in this post, so let's get to it!

First of all the announcement you've all been waiting for... who won my blogiversary draw?  First I went to the trusty website : and asked it to give me a number!

The winner is comment #55 and that one belongs to :

Congratulations Lindsay!  I was very happy when I saw the winner was Lindsay I've known her online for probably about 10 years now since when I started coming online to look for cross stitch and stitching communities.  We first met on the Teresa Wentzler Bulletin Board.  I think I have a good idea of what sort of thing to stitch up for Lindsay!

This week, the stash I ordered at the end of August finally showed up!  Yes, I bought STASH!  Something I don't do very often these days.  It was a wonderful envelope full of threads, fabric, and a few other odds and ends.

I bought these supplies with two particular projects in mind!  Both I've been wanting to start for some time now.

Yes, I was very bad, I even started one of these two projects : Enchantment of Winter by Terrance Nolan of Dimples Designs.  It will be a fantastic purple and gold Imperial Russian Egg with St. Basil's Cathedral depicted in the center... the Cathedral will be over one (on 32ct eek!).   I've even had quite a bit of frogging to do because I assumed there was a 2 stitch overlap between the chart pages, and you know what... there isn't.  So I fixed it... then I stitched one stitch over three... I fixed it again... then I stitched a row of 17 stitches instead of 16 and I fixed it again!  That's when I gave up and went to bed!

Just because I've started a new project, which isn't very like me since I'm usually a one project gal doesn't mean I've forgotten my other WIPs.  Art Deco Spirits got quite a bit of my attention this weekend, unfortunately I'm still working white on white so all of my progress isn't so obvious.  I'll be glad to get all that white out of the way.

Since I had worked on two WIPs this weekend, my third was feeling a little lonely and I pulled out my over one BAP, The Accolade and gave it a few hours attention.

Now for this week's PhotoHunt the theme is : School

I took this picture while on a field trip to Gatineau Park in the fall of 2008.  I just love this shot of the school bus in one of its mirrors!

Now time for an update on how my Breast Cancer Research fundraising efforts are going.  I've passed the half way mark and I've currently managed to raise $570.00 out of my goal of $1000.  There are only 13 days until the Run For the Cure 5K!  So if you're planning on making an online donation please do so soon by clicking HERE to my personal fundraising page.  I've been running a couple of times a week to work on increasing my speed as I've been challenged to do the 5K in 25 minutes!


mbroider said...

Congratulations to Lindsay!! Big Red says 270*440 - that is BIG indeed:)

Enjoy your new project

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations to Lindsey. Lovely progress on your WIPs and a lovely new start.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Lindsey. Great start on your new project, but sorry you had a visit from the frogs.

Christine said...

Congratulations Lindsey!
Enjoy your nrew project, it sounds fabulous

Giovanna said...

Sometimes your stitching (or knitting) just tells you it's time for bed... It's usually wise to listen :-)
Great new project to start on, and nice progress on the WIPs.

Sally said...

Congratulations Lindsay!

Lovely projects there Dani. Nice start on your new one.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the Dimple's Designs piece --- I love his stuff.

Heather said...

Yay for Lindsay! :)

I'm looking forward to seeing more the Dimple's Designs piece. I think it is lovely.

Lynn said...

Congrats to Lindsay!
Can't wait to see more of your new piece Dani! I love the Dimple Designs. Your WIP are looking great too.

Bette said...

Congratulations, Lindsay. You're a lucky gal. And the stitching looks great as usual, Dani.

Alice said...

Congratulations Lindsay! I love the look of your stash Danielle! Nice bright colours.

Julie said...

Congrats to Lindsay!

ooo look at all those threads, doesn't it just make your heart skip a beat when you see them all together LOL

Bekca said...

Congrats to Lindsay and great work on your WIPs Dani. Love the stash enhancement too, that's always fun :) Happy stitching.

Charlene ♥ NC said...

That's some great looking stash, and will be a BAP, won't it? Congrats to Lindsay! Good luck with the challenge - I have no doubt!

Annette said...

Congrats, Lindsay!

Excellent projects in the pipeline, Dani :) Gorgeous stuff.

(Donation made ;) Good luck on the run!)

Jules said...

Great WIPs!!!

I love that picture of the bus too! Very artistic!

jane said...

Love your WIPs and your new start sounds fantastic. Congratulations to Lindsay for winning the draw.

Lindsay said...

It's certainly made my Monday alot brighter finding an email waiting for this morning.

Love the progress on the WIPs and I'm looking forward to watching your progress on Enchantment, I took the easy option and went for St Basil's on it's own!

Kajsa said...

Congratulations to Lindsay! Can't wait to see more of Enchantment, I really like that chart.

Bonnie Brown said...

Sorry to hear about your frogs. Hopefully they will go away when you work on it again
Love the pic.. very neat!