Saturday, September 11, 2010

I am still here!

Wow - I didn't mean for it to be more than two months between posts, but things have been really hectic on this side! Thank you so much for all the emails and comments throughout the past few months - I really appreciate it! Stitchers and bloggers are really nice people, so all you stitchy/crafty bloggers are super nice :)

I do have some stitching to show. I stitched an anniversary sampler for my grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary in August. It is adapted from a piece in a Cross Stitch Gold Magazine and is stitched on Bone Lugana in Chameleon threads in a Mushroom colour. The details in the heart are stitched in a House of Embroidery thread called "Ajuga". (It is such a lovely shade - I'm looking for an excuse to use it again!)

This sampler has cross stitching on it and also some basic Hardanger - now all it needs is a frame!
I have also received this "one lovely blog" award from Chrizette. Baie dankie Chrizette - ek waardeer dit!
I am supposed to pass the award on to 15 people, but I don't have the time to do it now, so I would like to award it to all of you! Feel free to take it if you want to :) (The rules are on Chrizette's blog)

Well, I hope to post again soon and even hope to have some more stitching to show. I still have a lot of catching up to do on all your lovely blogs, but will do so in time!

Enjoy the week and Happy Stitching!


Annie said...

That is a gorgeous sampler. What a sweet thing to do for your grandparents. 60 years together certainly demands something special!

Jenny said...

Hi Michelle!
Didn't think I had 'seen' you around for a while - missed ya! :o) Wow, the sampler you did for your grandparents is exquisite! SO beautiful... I am sure they were thrilled. What a wonderful piece to honour their 60 years together - that's awesome!
Jennifer x

Mylene said...

Hi Michelle, i don't know why i miss this post of you. It says a week on my reader...So good to see back and what a GORGEOUS sampler.

Anonymous said...

Michelle , this is GORGEOUS !


Nicky said...

Your sampler is stunning. How wonderful to celebrate 60 years, that is quite an acheivement. Congrats to them and to you for such a special gift for them.

Carol said...

So happy to see you posting again, Michelle! Your grandparent's sampler is just lovely--such soft and soothing colors. 60 years is an amazing accomplishment in this day and age, isn't it!

Unknown said...

Dis 'n plesier! Baie bly om jou terug te sien.:)


Tatkis said...

What a sweet and beautiful sampler! Great gift for the anniversary!

Best wishes,

Lee Albrecht said...

Ficou lindo o Sampler !
"Celebração de Casamento"
um grande beijo

Siobhán said...

What a sweet sampler! It is a definitely family heirloom. Good to see you posting again!

Carpacar said...

Hola Michelle, me alegro mucho de verte de nuevo por aquí y enhorabuena por ese trabajo tan precioso.
Un beso.

Blu said...

What a beautiful sampler! A lovely gift for your grandparents.

Wendy said...

well, so am I ! ( back, that is )
lovely sampler, what fine stitching, I´m envious !

Vinniey said...

Glad to hear from you again, Michelle. I missed you and wanted to email you last few weeks ago. Sorry that I only discovered you have post on your blog again after 15 days. Your anniversary sampler for your grandparents is so lovely and sweet! I love the big heart pattern at the middle. The colors looks so romantic too. I'm sure your grandparents will love and treasure it very much. :)

mbroider said...

Hey, nice to have you back, although i dont know how i missed this post... I was looking out for you :) Hope to see more posts from you now!!!

The anniversary piece you did for your grandparents is so nice, love the colors!!

I have completed BOINK, so whenever you get time hop over:)

Edit said...

So nice to have you back! For a very strange reason in my bloglist your post did not appear as new one so I only discovered it now :( :(

This sampler for your grandparents is absolutely beautiful, sure they will love it very much!

I have just started to use the fabric I got from you in your giveaway and I love to stitch to it very much! :)

Olga said...

Michelle, what a pretty and precious gift for your grandparents! I hope you are doing alright.
Take care,

Iss-ola said...

piękne, cudowne :) gratuluję

Olga said...

It's been quiet here for quite awhile.
I hope you are doing fine.
Happy holidays to you and yours!

Nicolina said...

Happy new year !

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