Sunday, June 27, 2010

Shores Block 10 Completed!

Can you believe it - the start of another week! I'm trying to concentrate on typing this post while the Netherlands/Slovakia Round of 16 World Cup match is on - very difficult to concentrate indeed! Hope you are all still enjoying the soccer, coming to you from SA - it has certainly produced a lot of interesting results so far - South Africa, Italy, France, America, Australia, New Zealand and England have all been eliminated already!

Wow -The Netherlands just scored another beautiful goal - they are up 2-0 in the 84th minute! Apologies for the running commentary, but soccer fever has taken over the entire country. The Netherlands is also a very popular team here, since many of us have a Dutch heritage, especially in the Western Cape.

I actually have a little bit of stitching to show - I finished block 10 of Shores of Hawk Run Hollow:
I am really enjoying this piece and can't wait to move on to the next block. I am also working on some small stitchy gifts for the winners of my Blogeversary Giveaway. You can still enter the draw by leaving a comment on my previous post. You must also be a follower of my blog and remember - I will post to any where in the world!

Another soccer update - The Netherlands have just beaten Slovakia 2-1 and are through to the quarter-finals - Yeaaahh! Prepare for some more of the Orange invasion!

OK, I'll try to focus now - entries into my draw are open until the end of the month. I will draw the names on the 1st or the 2nd of the month.

Enjoy the rest of the week and Happy Stitching!


Annie said...

Love that ship in a bottle block. Your stitching is so nice and even.

Someday maybe I'll grow to care about soccer, but it hasn't happened yet. But I'll root for your team since the US is out.

Maggitle said...

Your block from the Hawk Run Hollow looks very, very lovely! You did a real good job on it. Congratulations!!!
Yesssssssss, we won against the English yesterday 4 : 1 but I feel that the right score is 4 : 2!
Have a great week,

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Lookity look another block DOWN!!!

Samira said...

Oooh.. The Netherlands won again?
Gee.. our team is good.. :O (I don't follow the world cup, just hearing and reading from others. :P )

Have a great week!


PS: Oh btw.. I entered your give away thing with my old blog, do I have to sign up again with my new blog or??

Carol said...

Just beautiful, Michelle! The more I see of this piece, the more I'm tempted to purchase it!!

Edit said...

Your block is absolutely beautiful. I love it, I love everything with the sea :)

As Hungary is not in the World Cup I follow Spain :) They play this evening!

mbroider said...

I am impressed with your soccer spirit!!

Love the HRH block!

Főkolomp said...

HUH, Michelle!
You are great! Your CHS-ship is very nice!

Tatkis said...

You stitched such a beautiful block! And we were glad Netherlands team have won! They deserve it :)

Best wishes,

Solstitches said...

The finished block looks great.
Looking forward to seeing the next one!


Michelle said...

Hi Samira! I have your entry, so you don't have to enter again, but I don't have an email address for you.

I have visited your blog and tried to leave a comment, but I am having problems opening you comment box?

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your stitching is lovely and the piece you are working on is really cute!

Patty C. said...

Your stitching is looking great -
Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Olga said...

This is such a beautiful block and looks so summer-y. said...

Love your embroidery, Michelle! Nice to read the Dutch team is popular in South Africa. You can expect more orange fans, for there aren't enough plains to bring the fans to you. Many streets are dressend in orange colors here. My hubby is very nervous every time Holland plays.
Greetings, Cisca

Erna said...

Goodevening Michelle here's another Orange/Holland invasion hahahah, hope they will behave next Friday.And now for the serious matter: your block is wonderful, must be fun to work on....
Dutch,orange Hugs and many thanks for the hospitality

Wendy said...

your ship in a botle is really lovely !
this is not a design that I would be drawn to, but I have to see, seeing your stitching does warm me up to it !

Nicky said...

Pleased to hear you are enjoying the soccer, our awesome All Whites are on their way home, but we are very proud of how they performed, much better than what anyone predicted. Block 10 is lovely, such crisp, sharp colours.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! What a fun and colourful block!

Mylene said...

Lovely colours on the block, congrats on finishing it.

Oh yes, everywhere is orange around here, i am not that crazy about football but our son and some friends, oh and daughter too it seems as she and her friends been here to watch the match last week.

Everybody's looking forward to the match tomorrow.

Siobhán said...

That's one of my favorite of the Shores blocks--yours looks great! I have to admit, I have absolutely zilch interest in the World Cup, but my husband and son make up for my lack of interest with their avid watching. ;)

Natalia said...

I hear you... I am totally obsessed with the World Cup also, as my country (Spain) charges on.. I am proud of the US team also, and I think it is a matter of time before they make it up there with the best.
I love The Shores... I have the chart also and can't wait to start it. Keep showing us your progress..

Vinniey said...

Great progress on SoHRH, I can't wait to see the next block. :) Sorry that I couldn't comment on your post on time; I was overwhelmed with jobs and party, I was behind on blog reading and I haven't had time to read and comment too much. I hope to catch up soon.

Carin said...

What a beautiful block !!