Monday, April 3, 2017

A better week than last week....and a winner!

I feel like I have had a rather productive week....and it feels good! 

But before I fill you in on all the things I have been working on, I have to announce the winner of the chart giveaway. Drum roll, please! The winner is......Katie.... from the blog Jeremiah's Mom. Congratulations, Katie....I hope you'll enjoy stitching the Dandelion dreams chart.

Sooooo, what have I been up to this past week? Well, I stitched some more strawberries...




Don't they look scrumptious?

And then I realized that I had to start a stitched piece as a gift for a friend who is moving. If I don't start it now, it will be one of those last minute panics to get it completed in time.....you know how it goes! My friend is a cat lover, and I found this adorable Bucilla kit which would be perfect for stitching for her....


Such a cute kitty!


The design is quite small, only 5 x 7 inches, but it is very densely stitched....in fact, it's stitched all over, so it may take a while to do.

So I've done strawberries and kitties this week....and also...... a brain slug! What a mixture!!!


Heehee.....yes, I surprised myself and managed to crochet a brain slug to go with the brain hat....



Now for any of you who are confused about all this (and it would be completely understandable!) the brain slug is from the TV show Futurama. So the brain hat and slug will be winging their way over to California for my son, in time for the March for Science....ah, the things we mothers do for our offspring!

And another drum roll, please....... I managed to get the last lighthouse design framed!


So I now have the three designs in matching frames...and they look wonderful together.

And one final thing that's rather exciting.....this week is world craft week!


For more info and a free downloadable mag with loads of crafting ideas and some retail vouchers, click here  (love the cross stitch projects....they are on my to-do list!). There's also a Facebook page (World Craft Week) if you want to check out what everyone is up to.

So now I'm off to try some new crafts and join in the crafting fun.

Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona

13 comments:

Katie said...

Wow I can't believe I won. Thanks for having the giveaway. After I stitch it I will pass it on to someone else. My email address is dragonsluver@frontier.com

Love your strawberries. Look good enough to eat. Good luck with your new cat start. I just love the brain slug. Too funny. The frame you put the lighthouse piece in is just perfect. Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo, congratulations to Katie :)
Your strawberries look good enough to eat!! :)

Justine said...

Your strawberries look delicious - they are just popping off that crisp white fabric! I love the framed lighthouse and am glad you could have a frame to match your other finishes.
The cat looks like there's a lot of stitching in it - good luck!
Congratulations to Katie, I look forward to seeing this one stitched up again!

Preeti said...

Your strawberries look so romantic red :) The framed lighthouse is looking very beautiful!! You got variety of projects done.

Linda said...

Lovely projects Rhona. Your framed lighthouse is gorgeous.

Linda

Mini said...

Congrats Katie.
The strawberries are indeed scrumptious.
Wow the Cat project is beautiful and its looks like full coverage.
The brain slug is a cutie.
Nice framing.

Karen said...

Well done Katie!
Love the cat design, I'm sure your friend will love it. I have the lighthouse kits in my stash, so it's lovely to see yours all finished and framed, it's making me keen to get started on mine.
Enjoy your week

Carol said...

Such wonderful looking strawberries--they are so realistic! And that hat--too cute! It looks like something my so would love, too :)

Congratulations to Katie and to you for getting the lighthouse all framed up--it really looks wonderful!

Brigitte said...

These strawberries look like in real life - you just want to grab one and eat it, lol. Great stitching. And great start on the cat kit.
You found the perfect frame for your lighthouse.

Astrids dragon said...

Yeah Katie!
Yum, strawberries! Sweet kitty, that will be a lovely gift.
Your slug looks like Plankton from Spongebob - he's cute, for a slug!
The lighthouse looks wonderful framed, very beautiful.

Helen said...

Your strawberries look scrumptious and the kitty is really cute but oh my the brain slug!!! AWESOME!!!! If only the slugs in my garden were as cute as him I would forgive them their evil ways ;-) your son is going to love wearing that brain hat - well done!! The lighthouse design looks perfect in that frame too. Have a lovely week,
Helen

Helen Philipps said...

Those strawberries look good enough to eat! Happy Craft Week Rhona!
Helen xox

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations to Katie.
The shadowing under the strawberries is so effective.
The brain slug is awesome too, what a great idea.