Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Some News: Awards, HOE and Finishing

I have been rather busy lately. July is not my most productive month in stitching but I have something to show to you today.

Firstly, another "Oscar"!!!
I have been nominated 3 times for this award by Nina, Mimimira, Hohla. I feel so honored, thank you so much ladies.
The rules for this award:

1. Put the logo on your blog;
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you;
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs;
4. Add links to those blogs on yours;
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

Now to the next, pleasant but very hard, part of the award - there are so many interesting blogs but the rules are the rules.... I pass this award to :
1. Carol S,
3. Gill ,
5. Hazel ,
6. Nancy ,
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Yesterday I got a message from Cathy B. , my HOE Summer Quaker Exchange partner, that she received my parcel so I can show what I stitched for her.
As I am not so good at Quaker designs and sometimes I can't tell which is Quaker and which is not, I chose the design which has the word'Quaker" in its name, just to be on the safe side. I stitched a motif of "A Quaker Seasonal - Summer" and made a sewing set. Here are some pictures:
I also stitched a little motif from the motif (lol) and made a fob:

Then I made a thread counter and a couple of bobbins for ribbons or threads. There is enough space to keep everything inside the box.

Maybe one day I will make the same sewing set for myself, I think it looks not so bad.
There is another small finish to show to you. While chick-sitting, if you remember I have some chicks, who are already 2 months young, I stitched a little biscornu. It is "Sakura" by Alchemy Stitchcraft. I like the design, it is simple, does not require much attention but it is so delicate:

I have also been working on several new designs from "My Rose Garden"and I will show them to you when I finish stitching them.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments.

Happy stitching to everybody!


Hazel said...

Wow!!! That sewing box is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the award. I am very honored. xx

Nancy said...

Hello Hazel,
Your sewing box is amazing! What a beautiful finish. Thank you so much for the award, and thank you for the birthday wishes! Both are much appreciated.

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely sewing box, all complimented by the contents

Carol R said...

A stunning sewing box which lots of goodies!
And a gorgeous biscornu with nice tassels.

gazette94 said...

Lovely box and biscornu !Very pretty ! Thank you for the award, I m so proud !!

Carla said...

Love the box and everything inside :) And the pink biscornu is lovely, very delicate!

tkdchick said...

That box is just spectacular!

Joei said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Congratulations on your award!

The sewing box is really great with extra goodies. So thoughtful of you.

Lovely biscornu as well.

Susimac said...

That ia such a beautiful sewing set that you have made - the box is just so lovely. I don't think I could have bared to part with it all, just lovely.

All things beautiful said...

Your sewing box is so lovely. Makes me want to make one too :-) How in the world did you get the cord ending so effortlessly neat? Please share your expertise? Thanks!

Carol said...

Gorgeous exchange for Cathy!! Thank you for the blog award ;-) I will respond to it soon - it was sooo hard to select blogs for the Kreativ Award that I cannot for this one too - it tears me apart :-) But I will post a thank you ;-)

Pumpkin said...

Congrats on your award!

The Quaker sewing set that you made is incredible! You should be very proud of it :o)

Your Biscornu is just as lovely. It does look very delicate.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous sewing box! Lucky Cathy!
Pretty biscornu!

indystitch said...

I adore your sewing box and especially liked how you joined the cording on the box top.

Nice blog with lots of pretty stitchy things to look at!


hohla said...


Cenoura said...

Amazing sewing box (!) but I really love your biscornu!
I've made one (my first one) this week, but nothing like this!

flom said...

waouh !!!!!!!!! cette boite est très belle !!!!oups this box is wonderful !!!!!!!!