Saturday, 21 March 2009

Small update

I've not updated my blog since January - shame on me! I have been stitching, honest I have, I just haven't had any finishes to show for it! One of the main reasons I haven't updated is that I recently changed from a desktop pc to a laptop and several things do not quite "fit" anymore including my scanner and my printer! How I miss my scanner, especially when it comes to doing updates for my blog and Webshots. However, I have a couple of things to show you so here goes ...
First up, is the first square of Maureen's Round Robin. We started our new RR at the beginning of this month and I've already finished one square. How's that for progress?! The design is an advent calendar which was in Cross Stitcher last month and we are each stitching two squares. My first square is a birdhouse, rather cute I thought! Every single one of those French knots were perfect too!

My next square will be the robin which is equally as cute, if not more so!

Next is a progress update on Poppyfield Lane which I am stitching for my mum's friend Nan. I have kept in touch with Nan since we lost mum 3 years ago and she saw me working on this project some time ago so I decided to finish it for her (not tell her of course) and give it to her for either her birthday or her Christmas. Well, needless to say, I missed Christmas - and her birthday which was in February. However, I will be seeing her at the end of May when we are having a trip down to Dumfries for the day so hopefully I will have it finished and framed by then! Watch this space!
I am working on an exchange gift for a Friendly Stitchers Exchange. My partner is Michelle and I am hoping to finish the gift over the weekend so that I can mail it off to her at the beginning of next week. The exchange is a Stitcher's Day exchange. 25th March is Lady Day - however we have decided to rename it Stitcher's Day and we will all open our gifts (including some stash) then. My gift from Kay has already arrived and I am sooo impatient to see what is inside! Roll on Wednesday - but not too quickly; I want to finish the stitching first!!

Lastly, and most welcome - I have won my first blogging award! It has been awarded by my dear friend Sabine in Germany - thank you so much Sabine! You've really made my day!

The description for this award reads "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these kind of writers. When you pass this award along please include these guidelines".

In return I would like to nominate:


lynda said...

Thanks for the award Ally! What a wonderful surprise!

Pete's Pixie said...

You're welcome Lynda!


Ally xx

Gillie said...

You are an encouragement for me to post too - also have not done so since Janaury!

Mylene said...

oh Ally, what a great surprise and do feel guilty i haven't visited earlier. Thank you, thank you so much for the award.

Well done on the first block of the rr.

Pete's Pixie said...

You're welcone Mylene - hope you're enjoying the RR! Ally xx

MysteryKnitter said...

I am glad you got the blog award.