Thursday, 8 August 2013

300th post!!!

Wow, I just logged on to do a run of the mill stitching post, and noticed my last post was number 299 - which makes this one number 300!! That erased my dilemma over what to call this post! I can't believe I have 90 followers, and have had 26,397 page views to date. I *think* I managed to turn myself off the tracking ;) That probably isn't much in blogger land, but for me it's huge, and I am amazed and humbled that people want to read my ramblings and look at my photos. So thank you all, lovely readers.

 So what have I been working on? The 2011 loose feathers design has been my main focus - I did frog and restitch the big white flower, and I am much happier with it now:

I then made a counting error in the alphabet, and had to frog and restitch 3 letters. But it's all sorted now.

I've just got the bottom row of letters to go. I need to figure out how to fit my wide initials into the available spaces, and change the 1 in 2011 to a 3 (I have worked out a 3, just need to think about the spacing). I'm not sure if it would be better to squeeze it all together, or to skip the half motif in the bottom right corner and have more space. Decisions decisions...

A little while ago (2 weeks?) I wanted to stitch a small, so I picked out this needle book by Little House Needleworks. I stitched it in DMC on a  scrap of unnamed overdyed fabric. I love the sheep - too cute :)

It's also TUSAL week - these are my orts. The white ones on top are from the recent frogging... And the background? Well that's something else I've been working on this week, which I will update you on later.

In honor of my 300th post I'm going to have a giveaway... No idea what, as I only realised this was post 300 about 20 mins ago - but it will be stitched by me. If you'd like to enter, please add a comment to this post. I'll draw the winner next weekend.

Happy stitching folks xx


Annie said...

Congratulations on 300 posts and almost 100 followers! I really enjoy your blog! I was going to comment anyway, but since you're having a giveaway please enter me:)

Monique said...

Congrats on such a huge milestone. Hope the frogs stay away for awhile:-)

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Sara said...

Congrats on your 300th post!!

Love your LHN sheep, have you seen the monthly sheep virtues? I've recently discovered the LHN smalls/ornaments and probably spent way too much money at the ONS the other day.

Shebafudge said...

Congratulations of 300 posts. I will have to have a look and see how many I have done as I don't keep track.

Your stitching is lovely. I thought the flower looked fine before you changed it but actually it looks better now. Your sheep is really cute.

I would love to be entered into your giveaway - thank you!

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the 300th post! And well done on changing the flower - much better now :-)

Emma/Itzy said...

Well done on reaching 300 posts! You have been busy, and your stitching looks great :)

I would love to be included in your giveaway! x

Karoline said...

Congratulations on 300 posts :)
Great progress on loose feathers, it's looking lovely and the needlebook is very cute.

Lindsay said...

Congratulations on reaching 300 posts.

Loose feathers if looking lovely and your right the sheep are cute

Please toss my name in the pot for your giveaway

Avril said...

This is making me miss my cross stitch, it is all in storage pending shipping. May have to ask around here to see if anyone has any kits that would benefit from a good home.

Rhona said...

Congrats on the 300 posts!Love your little needlebook design - adorable!

Mónica Silva said...

Well done on reaching 300 posts! You have been busy, and your stitching looks great :)

I would love to be included in your giveaway:)
Hugs .