Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A finish and a Finish hehehe



HI Every one :) oooo got some stitchy news  and photos for you :)


Competition piece in the final :)
first of all ... my competition piece for the Victoria sampler group has got into the final :) oooo happy dance  here:) thanks to all who voted for me :) we shall know on Friday who the winner is.... I am just soooo  happy I got into the final :)


secondly... I've finished another crazy piece necessaries sampler by LHN this was a lovely one to stitch and only took me a couple of days to finish from when I had started it earlier on in the year ... so that's 7 down , 8 to go and a few of these are almost there :):):)


and not only is it finished in the stitching sense but I've also finished it into my box lid :)  I spent the morning waxing the box and wadding the canvas then lacing the stitching to it .. and considering its the second time of trying lacing myself I am quite proud on how well its turned out :)
finished 12/04/11

made into the box lid :)



I have just got to put a thicker cord around the piece to make it more cosy :) I am lining the box at the bottom with a lovely brown spotty fabric :) then I've got another two smaller boxes to figure out which pieces to use on them soon .
I've done some more work on my Rose cottage today as well only another three sides and then that is finished .. I'm going to make it into a cushion , I've already got the backing fabric ready so am on a roll ...lol 


Rose Cottage CCN
Today we didn't have as nice as weather as we have been having but it did almost dry my washing and DH was able to start the Waterfall for our pond  so here is a peek so far :) and finally I shall leave you with a picture of the million bells that trails across ours and our lovely neighbours fence just by the side of the pond :)
Till next time happy stitching and I shall squeak to you all soon 
love mouse xxxxx
waterfall by D

Million bells just about to flower

24 comments:

Pete's Pixie said...

Oooh its looking fabulous - bet you are well pleased you got those boxes now! You've done eight and I've done none .... watch this space though. Can I go to bed now??? Hugs, Ally xx

Niina said...

Ooh how wonderfull pieces you have done! Congrats mouse and I'm wishing you will have good news soon ;)

Milly~ said...

Your LHN piece turned out beautifully and I love how you finished it into a box. Gorgeous! I did that with one of Diane's designs and actually gifted her the box when I went to Arizona.

Karen said...

Congrats on making the finals. Your finished pieces are beautiful.... I just love the colors. You are rolling along on your challenge pieces too! Great job on the box finish... happy stitching on the rest of your WIP.

Tricia said...

Congrats on getting into the final! How thrilling! And your box is pure gorgeousness. What a fabulous finish!!!!

Cindy B said...

Very nice stitching.I like your your photos.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on getting to the final. They are gorgeous. Love your needle necessities box another gorgeous finish. Lovely progress on Rose Cottage too.

Lorraine said...

it looks great i love it. well done

Shari said...

congrats on the finals & wow...it is gorgeous...
love the LHN finish & the box finish...keep up the great work!

Ruth said...

What a fantastic competition piece and had I known about it I would certainly have voted for it.
I love your finish and how you finished it off, something I've not tried yet. Its great to hear of so many finishes in the challenge, gives me hope it does.
Looking forward to seeing more on Rose Cottage.

Sally said...

Congratulations on making it into the finals. Your piece is so very pretty.

Love your LHN finish. The box is beautiful. Nice progress on Rose Cottage too :)

Kate said...

Congratulations Mouse on getting to the final - I must go and vote on the next round!
Love the box finish - I have that piece to start too.

Rita said...

Beautiful stitching!

Congratulations on the competition piece. Good luck!

MaryT said...

Really pretty and love the way you have finished with the the little box and you have done an great job lacing:)

Mary Louise

blueladie said...

Your competition piece is GORGEOUS! Best wishes for a WIN! :D Cathryn

Julie said...

All great works, well done on the VS competition, crossing fingers!!

cheers
Julie in Australia

Petites xxx et Cie ! Mon petit coin de Paradis said...

All your stitching is just perfect! Hope you will win the "competition", I cross my fingers... the piece you have done is really fabulous.
Bisxxx
Françoise

pam said...

Still love those pin cushions. They are lovely. Love the box as well. Cording will make it perfectly cosy. Have fun stitching.

Pam

Nancy in IL said...

Mouse, I love your box, and you did a wonderful job on lacing and all!

I'm not surprised your competition piece made it into the finals; your stitching is so good. Everything you do is so neatly stitched.

The Million Bells are going to be gorgeous!

Maureen said...

Congrats on getting your piece in the final - it is such a lovely finish

Carol said...

Hope you win, but making it into the finals is wonderful in itself!

Love your box--gorgeous work :)

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

wow you really do stitch alot... lol love the finishes and the Rose Cottage is so cute. Good Luck with the competition.
Be always in stitches.

Faye said...

Oh mouse~~ I LOVE the competition pieces you are showing...They are absolutely beautiful!!! And, you are moving right along with all your finishes! Congrats to you.... Please know I appreciate your wonderful comments and words of praise....always, Faye

Jo said...

fabulous stitching Mouse as always. Not surprised you got into the finals. xx