Monday 1 October 2012

An exchange, a challenge, a hat and a cat

First things first.
A message for you if you are one of the two people who arrived here last week by using the google search term "17 year old big girls".

This is not the blog you are looking for. Go about your business.

OK, now that that is dealt with, yesterday was opening day for the Needlecraft Haven Autumn Exchange and also reveal day for the September Challenge.
Here is the stunning Autumn Harvest pillow I received from Ursh. Thank you Ursh, I love it.
By chance I also happened to send to Ursh, but stupidly forgot to take a picture before I sent it off.
The September Challenge was this lovely mermaid design from The Little Stitcher.
I used a beautifully coloured but extremely badly behaved silk thread I bought from Evilbay for their tails, and embellished it with a little anchor charm and some blue ric rac. The rest of the finishes this month can be seen in the album here.

I've been knitting as well. This is NOT, as my DH suggested, a tea cosy. It is a beret I made for Eloise to keep her little ears cosy on the grounds that it is chilly Up North. I've started another one in a different colour for Naomi, though she has specifically requested that hers doesn't have "the little taily bit" in the middle.
And finally, just because it is so sweet, here is a picture of Loki in a basket. I never seem to manage to get a picture of Jinx but Loki is just a big diva and loves having his picture taken.
PS Do yourself a favour and pop over to The Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe for a fabulous giveaway


Hazel said...

Beautiful stitching and knitting. Your cat is such a handsome chap. X

cucki said...

wow very lovely stitching and lovely knitting too..
cute kitty..
hugs xxx

jane said...

Lovely exchange piece from Ursh and great knitting. Loki looks adorable!

stitchersanon said...

Lol, had a giggle at the first bit rofl. lovely mermaid, very pretty. I think the beret is perfect, just right for winter which seems to have arrived without waiting for autumn to make an appearance.

Julie said...

Aww Loki looks so gorgeous. Super exchange piece from Ursh, mines. Not arrived here yet :-(. Love the beret, snazzy wool.

Gillie said...

Oh what a gorgeous chap. Lovely stitching from Ursh and the knitting too.

Daffycat said...

ROFLMAO at the search term appearing in your stats. Too funny!

Loki is almost to pretty to be a boy cat. What a sweet photo.

Lovely stitching all around!

Clare-Aimetu said...

Great stitching gift, love the beret.

Loki looks so cute :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely pieces!

viv said...

Always enjoy seeing your latest creations and Loki too, of course.

Sally said...

Lovely exchange piece from Ursh and your challenge piece is gorgeous.

Love the beret for Eloise.

Loki is so cute.

Erica said...

Your Harvest pillow is perfectly lovely!

Mylene said...

Love the Autumn design! Great exchange pieces.
Such a lovely colour you've used for the beret.
Cute, cute picture of Loki!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That's one way of getting your page views up!

Love your mermaid finish, you really have chosen some great charts for us this year.

Angela said...

Wonderful stitching and knitting! What a great picture of your cat :)

rosey175 said...

Excellent search term! LOL! Your tea cosy ;) is very colorful and looks wonderful!

Loki is gorgeous! So cute in a basket! His tail looks super big and fluffy in the picture too.