Saturday, 29 June 2013

Hint 5 and Victoria House

I haven't had much progress on the cross stitch. I did take it away with me intending to work on it, but that was before I walked into Victoria House (more on that later). I did get a little done on Monday though, sorry it's a bit blurry. I guess it's not likely to help much.
 Wednesday to Friday my husband and I took a little trip down to Mittagong and stayed in the lovely Lyn cottage. Just down the road from where we stayed is the Victoria House needlework shop.


I wish I lived closer. They are online, but nothing beats seeing the samples up close and being surrounded by all the gorgeous charts, kits and supplies. There is one room JUST for threads and stitching fabrics.

The lovely owner, Dionne, allowed me to take photos to share with you. There are 10 rooms stuffed with stock.
 Upstairs is most of the wonderful array of needle point canvases. I'm going to have to bring my mum here, and she'd better save up before hand.
My favourite room by far was the Mirabillia room. I could have spent thousands in there ... if only I had the time to stitch them all. There are more Mirabillia kits and charts scattered throughout the store.

Dionne also has a blog;
I bought a few little Mill Hill bead stitchery kits and started one in the cottage. It's nearly finished and I'll post a photo in the next day or two.
I was SUPER inspired by being in there and you can expect to see more stitching work from me soon.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Saturday's Clue

Well, I actually did get some stitching done, so today's clue is both written and stitched.
Here is the progress;
And the only written clue I will give is this; The pink curve at the top is as high as the design gets, but there is still quite a lot at the bottom of the design that I haven't stitched yet.
Well there is plenty more stitching to come which will make it easier I'm sure.
Just for those who have missed the last posts;
this is a guessing competition. Guess what I am stitching and you can win a $20 gift voucher donated by The Stitching Post. They stock both needle craft and patchwork supplies and designs. All you have to do to enter is to guess. I won't tell you what it is yet, even if someone does get it right.
Please tell other's about the competition, I'd like to expand my viewer base. If you do post a link to my blog and this competition, send me an email , and I'll give you 5 entries ... just send me an email with the link (jenni@ exemail without spaces of course
Thanks for playing

Friday, 21 June 2013

Today's Clue

All I will give you today is the progress from stitching yesterday.
Hmmmm, does that help at all? LOL

The fabric that I have used is called Angel Wings from Stitches and Spice

I'm not sure if I'll get much time for stitching today, maybe tomorrow will have to be a written clue.

Keep guessing, you can guess as many times as you like.
And remember I won't tell you if you are right at this stage.


Thursday, 20 June 2013

Oh This Is Fun

Thankyou so much to the three ladies who had a guess. You've made my morning. I love the fact that cucki and Shez know me well enough to guess things I've stitched in the past.
I won't tell you if anyone was right, until much closer to the end of the stitching, to draw out the competition a bit.

Today's hint: It is a living thing

And a BIG thankyou to the Stitching Post who have donated the voucher.

I had a look around their store and if I was spending the voucher I would choose;
A Little bit of Country as a patchwork project.
or : Fern by Nora Corbett as a stitching project

Keep guessing!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Guessing Competition

Can you guess what I'm stitching?
If you can you can win a $20 gift voucher from The Stitching Post
They are not affiliated with me in any way, I just thought it would be great to have a voucher which can be used by both my cross stitching and my patchwork friends.

OK here are the rules;


This photo shows you the scale of what I've done so far.

This photo shows you the shape of the stitching.

You can guess as many times as you like.

I will give new clues everyday.

The first correct guesser will get 10 entries, the next correct guess will get 8, next will get 6, and so on. Every correct guess gets one entry.

If you would like more entries, mention the competition on your blog, or another site (facebook, whatever) link back to this blog post and send me an email (jenni @ ... without spaces) with the link.

The fabric giveaway is still also open. it will close at the end of the month (June 2013).

Good luck!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

My Quilt in the Next Patchwork and Stitches

That's my Crinoline Lady Quilt on the front cover. She is one of the nicest quilts I've made I think.
Here is a shot of the full quilt I took this afternoon.
The crinoline lady is applique and so are the flower borders (apart from the button sewn in the middle). The hearts are also applique and the lattice is a pieced border. She is quite heavily quilted with a spiral design around the applique.
I can't wait to get her hung on my wall, though she's big enough to sit on the bed really.
The issue with pattern and instructions will be out soon.
And don't forget the fabric giveaway (see previous blog entry). There have only been a few entries so far, I'd love you to spread the word about it.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Give away

Hello everyone. I guess I've been a bit quiet lately. I've been experimenting with creating my own fabrics using a few different mediums.

I have two fabrics to give away to followers.

The fabrics have been washed after the colour was applied, so they should stay this vibrant with gentle hand washing. I have used a textile marker set and Inktense pencils. The designs are my originals and will not be repeated exactly. I have reused the butterfly shape in a dying experiment which I will show at a later date. Each fabric piece is signed.
Hair is 30cm x 23cm and the butterfly is 21cm x 26cm. They would look terrific made into journals, wall hangings, pillows, bags, whatever you can imagine.
The first name out of the hat can choose between the two fabrics and the second name gets the other one. To enter you must be a follower and leave a comment. For a second entry mention the give away on your blog and post a comment here with a link to your blog.
I've also been cross stitching a tiny bit. I made these dalek earrings for my Dr Who mad daughter.

Thanks for stopping by