Friday 1 February 2013

Theme-a-licious finish, progress and a winner

I've decided to join in with Heather's theme-a-licious monthly themes. 
Just an excuse to post a picture of The Doctor on my blog really. 

Anyway January's theme was "Jardin January" in which we were to work on any piece with gardens or flowers. This piece doesn't have any flowers as such but it does have berries which means there must have been flowers at some point right? This is "Holly Sampler Pouch" by Threadwork Primitives, stitched using the recommended silks. It's a little different in size to the one on the pattern cover due to a bit of a close call on the fabric size. It's a hanging pocket, the idea is to put cards or sprigs of greenery in it. I had hoped to have it finished for Christmas (hence last years's date on it) but that didn't happen. Never mind, it's ready for next year.
This picture shows my lack of progress on Scarlet Letter's Elizabeth Burrows. I've really struggled to get into the rhythm of stitching these crosses over three fabric threads. Yes, sad but true, the woman with the PhD can't count to three.
And finally the winner of the Grow Your Blog Party Giveaway, that's why you are all reading this anyway.
I put the numbers of the comments into the random number generator and it gave me back the number
(drum roll please)
which was Cathy Pavlovich
Congratulations Cathy, if you send me your address I'll get your prize in the post as soon as possible.


cucki said...

Congrats to Cathy ...beautiful stitching..
Love for you x

Julie said...

Superb finish and a great start on the Scarlet Letter.

Kerryp77 said...

Beautiful stitching, and congrats to the winner!

Cathy said...

Thank you so much! Awesome news! And your blog is great.

Kaisievic said...

Congrats to Cathy and don't worry I am always having to frog my work from miscounting!

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

Congrats to Cathy!
Counting over 3 would be weird, not so bad doing the stitching but counting the spaces between letters, 123, 123, 123 like doing a waltz!
Love your Christmas stitching.

Kate said...

Congratulations Cathy.
Lovely finish on the pocket. I imagine stitching over three would take some comcentration.

Barb said...

Love the pocket finish Christine. Hmm over three , more like a polka featuring frogs for me,123 hop,123 hop . That was Jo's fault.

Katherine said...

Congrats to Cathy. Pretty holly berries too. I was wondering, could you stitch the letters over two and add the third thread that you would have stitched in the letter; between the letters? That way you would be able to stitch over two and keep the same width of the design. Kaplah!

geeky Heather said...

If it grows, it totally counts for Jardin January. =) I love the way you finished it, it's beautiful!

Linda said...

I haven;t even bee lurking but now I am trying to make up for it. Your theme pocket is extremely nice, Monthly themes will encourage your to do some stitching and finishing. Over three??? Eeek, that would not happen in this house - too hard to keep track of it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the winner! I love the finish on that sampler... beautiful work! :D
Beth P

Carol said...

Really pretty finish, Christine! Love how you've finished it off with the fabric and pretty buttons, too :)

Congratulations to Cathy!

Mylene said...

Love the Sampler and you have finish it off beautifully!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely finish Christine! Didn't know you had a PhD!

AppleApricot Wen said...

haha, you write so funny.
Love to see your beautiful needlecrafts! You did a great job with the needle felting (previous post).

hugs, Wendy

Thistle Cove Farm said...

congratulations to your winner and so funny about counting...I suffer from that as well, sometimes.