Monday, July 18, 2011

Some Finishes and a Small Giveaway

I had a great weekend stitching and I have some finishes.

First, this is the Lizzie Kate piece I made for Lisa for the ILCS group exchange.  Lisa received this on Friday just as I was getting ready to make another as I thought the first was lost in the mail.  This was my first ornament finish.  Forgot to take a picture of the back.
LK exchange to Lisa
  This is what I received from Lisa

LK exchange from Lisa
  The kids had their winter school holidays recently.  We drove up to visit my Dad at Yeppoon in central Queensland.  It was a 9 hour drive up there, a bit shorter coming back as we had breakfast before leaving and only had to stop twice.  The weather was terrible - wet and windy so we didn't get to the beach, but we all enjoyed the break.
I took LK Snowman '10 to start while I was there and finished it the other day.
I haven't ironed it so it looks crooked.

LK Snowman '10
 I had a great stitchathon on Saturday.  DH was away, the kids both had byes for their respective sports and the weather was wet and cold.  I started stitching at 8am and went to bed at midnight and I had 11 hours stitching mostly on Rose Garden Mandala.  I did another few hours yesterday finishing backstitching and attaching beads and now I have another page finish.

Romantic Rose Garden Mandala 3rd page

All of it so far

I'm going to do some more on Hypnotic next.
I'll have to see if my floor stand works with the new lounge suite.
I forgot to put a picture up of it earlier.  Here it is.  5 of the 6 seats have recliners which we are all enjoying. 

We have attached the TV to the wall and DH still has to do some work to hide the antenna and cables.  Next we need to find some small tables to put between the chairs.

Thanks for reading this.

If anyone wants the Snowman '10 pattern leave a comment about it here and I'll pick a name on Friday if there is more than one entry.

It's my birthday next month so I'll be doing a bigger giveaway for that later.


Jo said...

Beautiful Stitching. Agree with the saying on your LK exchange and your Romantic Rose Garden Mandala is looking great. love the snowman '10 please put me in the draw for it.
ps your new chairs look sooo comfy!

Sparkles 'n' Stitching said...

Your stitching looks fab, I love thornament for the sal

Meari said...

Nice stitching for the ILCS exchange - both send and received. Congrats on your snowman finish. Throw my name in the drawing, please. :)

Nice progress on your WIP, and your new furniture looks comfty!

Nancy said...

Your stitching is beautiful. The rose garden is very pretty. Someday I will do the Fairy one. But I like the Rose garden too. Love the snowman. I am thinking it would look great hanging from bell pull hardware. Would you put my name in the drawing too please. I am now a follower. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful stitching.

Pam in PA said...

The Rose Garden is beautiful! I love Lizzie Kate designs & would love to be entered in your drawing for the snowman.

Gabi said...

Lovely stitching. Love your Rose Garden and congrats on finishing both LK's. Both are lovley

Katrien said...

The mandala looks awesome.
Lovely finishes, and great exchange!
I'd love to be entered in the drawing (if living in Europe is not problem of course!)

Carol said...

Lovely stitching, Kate :) And your living room is coming together nicely, too! How nice to have all of those recliners!

Shelleen said...

Your finishes are nice and I would like to be entered for the snowman. Love the furniture.

Nancy M said...

Very pretty exchanges! Love the LK snowman,would love to have it. Great progress on your Mandala and wonderful you had 11 whole hours on one day to work on it! Your new furniture looks cozy! Enjoy it!