Wednesday, 29 August 2012

The Mystery Stitch revealed

Well done to everyone who guessed the name of the Mystery Stitch and especially well done to Chiara, Needlework Geek of the Week, who guessed it from only the two letters "ed".

Here is my progress so far, anyone who cannot guess which design it is now needs to go back to Needlework Class 1 for Beginners LOL.  It is, of course, Home of a Needleworker by LHN.  Nic the Obsessive Cross Stitcher passed the chart to me last year along with the threads.  She had a giveaway on my Birthday and I think I scared everyone else away by saying I HAD to win because it was my Birthday!!

It looks a little "saggy" because it's stitched on linen and scanned on the printer!  It is straight in real life.

Amazingly, someone else is having a Giveaway on my Birthday this year too.  It's Sarah the Crafty Moo, check it out there.  But you can't win because it's MY Birthday!

I've made some good progress on Papillon Around the World this week, I emailed pictures of Parts 1 and 2 to Yvonne for her Gallery and have now completed Part 3 plus a good bit of Part 4.  I need to stop soon to stitch on the two Round Robins in my possession then I'll either continue with ATW or be starting Thine is the Trick or Treat.  Evalina has suggested we SAL as she's started already.  It will be fun to SAL with someone else, it's a great way to keep up with a project.

Finally I've just sent another postcard out for the Summer Postcard Blog Hop. Gracie's card went to Lesley.  Check out her blog soon to see the picture and message.  There's still time to get a photo in if you want to join in, click on the sunset picture to the right for more details.

For newer followers - I like to organise Blog Hop events where we post photos of our stitching to a theme.  So far we've had:

Advent Calendar (each person was assigned a day and they posted a Christmas picture on their day)
Secret Stitching Sweetheart (each person sent me a photo and I randomly sent them to the others)
Easter Treasure Hunt (each person posted a picture plus a letter which spelled out a secret message)
Summer Postcard Blog Hop (each person sends me a picture and a message which is sent to another blogger)

The next event will be the Hallowe'en Trick or Treat, (similar to the Easter event) so watch out for sign up details in October.


Silverlotus said...

Around the world is looking lovely.

CalamityJr said...

Around the World is sooo pretty. Can't wait to be the finish! You're making great progress on Home..., too. Keep up the lovely stitching!

Gabi said...

Beautiful stitching. Love both projects.

Anonymous said...

hehehehehehehe!! you know I'll make myself a "Needlework Geek of the Week" badge.. you just KNOW that!! :D

now you really have to stop working on Around the World, as you're tricking me into getting into another SAL madness.. just what I need!! ;D
(I looked at all the pics in PC's gallery, started thinking about my own choice of fabric & threads, .. and I have to STOP here RIGHT NOW :D)
happy xxx!

Julie said...

Around the world is looking stunning, so pretty.

Barb is hosting the SAL night again on Wednesdays starting first week in September at NH, this time it's LHN and CCN designs, so i'll be joining in that, must find a design and kit it up, first week in Sept is a week today aarrgghhh!!!

Marilyn said...

Your Papillon is looking great Jo.
Love your color scheme.

Christine said...

Yes, it's a bit more obvious now!
Around the world looks wonderful

Shebafudge said...

ATW is great. I am still plodding with part 2!

I can't wait to sign up for the Halloween blog hop! Woohoo!

Dani - tkdchick said...

You're making descent progress!

Minnie said...

You've made a lot of progress on the ATW and I love your color choices.

Mouse said...

oooo I have this one .. already to get kitted up :) and ooooo your birthday please remind me the date again I have slept since then ... and well done on ATW looks lovely :)
take care love mouse xxxx

Giovanna said...

Nice going on both projects - they're lovely!

rosey175 said...

Aww, and I was so close, LOL! Shucks, I'll just have to, uhh, "borrow" it and make some adjustments. :D

ATW is such a amazing piece so I love seen the progress on it. It also looks like a piece I wouldn't be able to keep my hands off of. I like to fondle fancy stitches, hah.

Joysze said...

I'm awful at guessing these things. I don't even remember names of charts i wanna stitch. My friends know to ALWAYS send a link along when they're talking about something. LOL!

Around the World... mmm.... puuuuuuuurdy. :D