Friday, 8 November 2013
Trick or Treat Winners
A Big Thank You to everyone who joined in with the Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop this year, whether you were a Picture Poster or a Mystery Phrase Finder. The Mystery Phrase was chosen by the Large Boy. He wanted his tea to feature but I pointed out that Shakespeare used Toe of Frog not Leg of Frog which was his suggestion! So the Phrase was -
EYE OF NEWT AND TOE OF FROG
Congratulations to everyone who got it right. All the names were allocated playing cards and we chose two at random; one Picture Poster and one Phrase Finder. They will each receive a little something in the post. The lucky two are:
I completed Titania, Queen of the Fairies for Rachel's Large Mirabilia Round Robin, but as she is the last block I won't show a picture here until Rachel has received her back and sees her for herself.
I also made a nice new start, you know what it's like when you finish a piece you have been OAAT on for over a month, you're a little lost as to what to start first! So I chose a fairly small piece from the JCS Hallowe'en Ornie Special, an owl. Here is my huge progress so far:
I also have a new button on my side bar featuring a sweet little Spanish Hobbit. I discovered this challenge by chance. To celebrate the release of the second Hobbit film on 13th December Crochettes is hosting a challenge to produce something related to Tolkein, not just the Hobbit but the whole realm of Tolkeinness, not just cross stitch but anything arty or crafty. I have found a great chart already and have been busy charting some runes out. I used to be able to read and write runes almost as easily as French or German (which says more about how poor my French and German were!) and it does come back to you quite quickly even 30 years later. So if you'd like to join in, click on the Hobbit and he will take you there!
Finally, it is time to start looking forward to the next Blog Hop - the Advent Calendar. Shebafudge's favourite event of the year! As in previous years there will be 24 doors posted on my blog. Each person who signs up will be allocated a date, on that date they must post a photo of something Festive they have stitched, either in the past or this year. I will then copy the photo across to my post and by Christmas Eve we will have 24 Open Doors each linked to a different blog. Last year I had more than 24 people so we had some Double Days which was great. To take part please email me letting me know if there is a date you prefer or wish to avoid.