Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I've been awarded the Liebster Award !!!

I am really delighted to have received the 'Liebster Award'

Thank you so very much to Linda Lee at
Cross 'N My Stitches for my award.

What is the Liebster Award?

Liebster is German for 'dearest', and the award is given to an up-and-coming blogger with less than 200 followers who deserves recognition and support to keep them blogging.

Many, many thanks Linda for the award.  I am so delighted that you chose me :-)

I have awarded the Liebster Award to:

Cathryn at Cathryn's Place

Rita at Stitch Days

Molly at The Patch

Here are the rules, if you choose to accept.

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.

2.  Link back to the blogger who awarded you.

3.  Copy and paste the award to your blog.

4.  Nominate 5 blogs that you enjoy to receive the award, and who have less than 200 

5.  Inform them of their nomination by leaving a comment on their blog.

Let's keep on supporting the needle arts and blogging about it! 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wednesday's WIP Report

Lately, I have been airing out my stash, and came across an adorable mitten design and its matching frame.  It seemed like the season to tackle it, and I have found it to be a really easy stitch, once you do the math for the proper layout. I'm not always good at that, but I checked myself more than twice.  Barb Hils at Keepsakes found me sound yummy 28 ct fabric which has a wintery feel to it, and I'm off!

The other piece in progress is L & L's Angel of the Sea. Having grown up on the ocean, in Maine, the sea has always had a special place in my heart, and I kitted this one up over ten years ago. The key to efficiently stitching this piece is sorting out your colors and keeping them close at hand. The blending of the waves' hues is mesmerizing, so I was glad to get in that adorable little conch shell for contrast.