Saturday, October 1, 2011

Its been a Year! Mermaid Update as well!

Its is now the 1st of its around 11 weeks to Christmas............arrrrgggghhhhh I hear you all go is it really only that long......I'm sorry to say Yes, Yes It is!

I'm still working on "Spring Explosion" and Her hair is looking really good. Once you get into a rhythm it goes really quick.......So onto the Pics!

"Spring Explosion" 26th September
"Spring Explosion" 30th September
"Spring Explosion" Last Night
I also have reached the 4th side...........Which is very exciting! I'm also surprised that I have stuck with it for as long as I have and have not felt.....(OK I have wanted to) Start anything new.

I'm also pleased with how fast she is stitching up!

In other News.......I have been Blogging for a year now........I'm surprised that I have stuck with it...Although all of Your wonderful comments of encouragement have really kept me going...

I've also me searching for a good way of Celebrating it.....So I am going to do a Giveaway of sorts!

Instead of picking through my stash and picking some Items.....I'm going to Gift a Finished Piece!

I'm am going to Giveaway to 1 Lucky reader..............

"Holly" Pixie Couture
So all you have to do Is be a Follower of this blog and Post a comment! Its that easy........Then Next weekend......Everyone who posts a comment your name will go into a hat and I will draw a winner......Either me or DP will!

I hope you have liked what I picked I think she will look great hung up on 1 of my readers walls! (I will expect pics)

The last thing I want to talk about is Stitching goals for next year....with 12 or 13 weeks to go....Its that time again! At the end of last year I went through and finished all my WIPS, I'm going to do that again with the exception of "Lust" and "Envy" I have come to the conclusion that they are most definitely Long Term Projects. I'm very far behind in all of Joan Elliott's Designs, Including the "Goddess's" and "Flower Fairies" and I want to do "Father Sun" and "Mother Moon" so that is my plan so far......There is also her "Santa Claus" from a couple of years ago that I have wanted to do...........

That's It for now! So if you would Like "Holly" In your Home and Hanging on your Wall! Please Post a  Comment! You Have 1 Week from Today!

I am Raising My Coffee mug to another Year of Fantastic Blogging and Stitching!!

Happy Stitching All!


Stephie said...

I have to say I have only been following for a little while but I love seeing all your wip's become completed projects. Your work is absolutely stunning :) Would love to be in with a chance of winning the beautiful Holly :) x

Tiki said...

Spring Explosion Mermaid is looking great. I can see how Lust and Envy can become long term projects but I look forward to seeing your progress. Good luck finishing all your WIPS by year end. Congratulations on your first year of blogging.

Freddysmama (Kirstin) said...

Congratulations on reaching your 1st blogoversary!

Loving the pinks and blues in spring explosion.

Those HAED's are definitely long term projects - I'm (supposed to be) working on the Queen of Hearts but have stalled somewhat. LOL - so many other things to keep up with this year.

Holly is stunning. I'd love to be in the draw please :)

Keep up the great work.
Kirstin (

Freddysmama (Kirstin) said...

Whoops, can't type my own blog address!

That should read:

:) Kirstin

Nicola said...

Great that you reached your first blogaversary! lease can I go in your draw?

Lesley (Home Is Where My Heart Is) said...

Great stitching on your mermaid,I love the way the colours are so well defined and bold on this design.
Congrats on your 1st blogversary :) your give away of Holly is very generous,and I too would love a chance to have her on my wall :)

Eyani Ryou said...

Happy Blogversary!!!

Spring explosion looks amazing!!! Holly is one of my favorites!!! She's so gorgeous! I'd love to be entered into your giveaway!


Stitching Noni said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging! I have loved reading all about your stitching - I can't believe how quick you stitch!!

I would love to be the very happy winner of 'Holly" - she is beautiful and you are very generous giving her away. Please enter me in your giveaway. I will also post a link to your giveaway on my blog.

Good luck to everyone!

Will have to start thinking of what my 2012 stitchng goals are too.. probably finishing WIP's (UFO's) is a good idea for me too!!

Rachel said...

Congrats for making 1 year!! I have enjoyed watching your progress, you stitch so fast! :D

I am using 2012 as my WIP finishing year, at least that is the plan!

I would love to be entered into your contest! What a wonderful prize you are offering. I am sure any one of your readers would be thrilled to be the winner! :)

Gizzimomo said...

She's looking wicked! Congratulations on a year of blogging!!

Faerie said...

Great WIP's!

rosebud68 said...

Happy birthday to you!!!!! I have loved reading your blog over the last year and get so excited when I see an update from you. Such a lovely thought to give Holly away, now to go and find a space somewhere nice on my wall should I win....hehehe

wendy111 said...

Happy first anniversary. I love spring explosion - great colours. I love the fairies and Holly is love. Thanks for the chance to win

natalyK said...

I am a new follower. Happy Bloggiversary. I would love to be included in this incredible giveaway. Your stitched piece is beautiful.

Kathy A. said...

Wow, a giveaway of a finished piece. That is just so wonderful. I am a huge Mira fan and even host a Mirabilia blog -
I would love to be considered.

threadbear said...

Congrats on your blogiversary - looking forward to the next year as I love seeing your wips! Spring Explosion is looking amazing, I really might have to add her to my stash :-D

Please count me in for your very generous giveaway!

Kay said...

Another stitcher wishing you a Happy Blogiversary! I am in awe of your stitching, it is very lovely to behold. I would love to be considered for your draw. I have the pattern in my stash, but with the way things get to going, I don't know if I'll ever get to her!


Thoeria said...

Oh wow - you are definitely the speediest stitcher that I know! You churn out HAEDs the way I turn out small little cards! WOW! Spring explosion is looking great!
And to own a piece of your work would be, in the words of my 12 year old - just awesomely cool :-)

mdgtjulie said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary. I'm glad for a chance to win such a stunning piece!!! (Part of me would almost rather have the chart, lol.) Please enter me in your draw. And your HAED looks absolutely fabulous!!! You're making superb progress on her! I love the colors too; they're so bright and cheerful!!

Joysze said...

You stitch amazingly fast and Spring looks awesome! Love the color flows in her hair. Happy Blogoversary. :)

Kimberly R. said...

Happy Blogaversary!!
I would love to enter your wonderful giveaway - Holly would look fabulous in my home!!
Thanks :)

Erla Björk said...

Spring Explosion looks amazing! You are working her very quickly!
Congratulation on your 1 year of blogging. I only recently discovered your blog but I already have it in my blog list :)
I would love to be entered in your giveaway :)

Nic said...

Happy blogaversary. Love seeing all your updates and wish I could stitch as fast as you do. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway :-)

stitcher mom said...

Congratulations on your year of blogging. I have just recently found your blog and enjoy your updates.

If it is not too late I would love to be added to the drawing. my blog address is

again congratulations