Tuesday, March 27, 2012

You Have To Read This...

or at least skim through it. From Northern Expressions Needlework blog.

Gives you an idea of what designers go through and how much money is being lost in the industry and how threatened we are! Sad, sad, sad.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Friday, March 23, 2012

I Won an Award

Thanks to Sue of Sue's Stitching I have won the Liebster Blog award.



There are conditions attached to this award, so here is the text I copied from Sue's blog.

Liebster is a German word meaning favourite, dearest or beloved.
The Liebster Blog Award is awarded by bloggers to other new bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to help spread the word about their blogs and to help them gain wider recognition.
The Liebster award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting:

1. Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blog so they know about the award.
4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.

Blogs I have chosen, this was so hard as I visit so many everyday. I love looking at everyone's beautiful stitching.

1 http://ibcope.blogspot.com/
2 http://allthisabagofchipstoo.blogspot.com/
3 http://mayhemandmagic2.blogspot.com/
4 http://alicesneedleart.blogspot.com/
5 http://angelsadventuresinlifeandstitching.blogspot.com/

My random facts

1 I love reading and don't have as much time to read as I like.
2 My favorite charity is the American Diabetes Association.
3 I love to play computer games .
4 My favorite TV watching is HGTV. Love decorating & House Hunters.
5 My DH raises Labradors and we currently have 15.

Thanks to Sue and
Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Thursday, March 22, 2012

TUSAL Virgin ;)



I've only been part of this for a couple of days and I must warn you, I'm very frugal with my thread! ;) I also must tell you that this is the easiest SAL I've ever been a part of (Totally Useless SAL=TUSAL) started by Daffycat and has hundreds of participants. So here you go - laugh everyone! I know I have a big smile! Thanks Sharon! :D

and
Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Have You Visited

The Counted Wishes Festival? If you haven't, best do so. It ends on the 21st and some specials are only good for the length of the show.

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Saturday, March 17, 2012

TUSAL

Totalally useless SAL. I decided to join this ;) since a fellow blogger (Rhonda) I follow led me to Daffycat's blog and this SAL.

If you would like to join the Totally useless SAL here is the link: http://itsdaffycat.blogspot.com/2011/11/totally-useless-stitch-long.html
come join us, it requires only orts (old ratty threads).

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My model stitching revealed

Hi all! The Counted Wishes Festival is now open and the following are my own designs (Blueladie Designs) which are featured in the show and are new releases. I stitched them but couldn't reveal them until the show. :)


This is "Trust In The Lord"
(c) Blueladie Designs 2012
18 ct white aida
GAST Simply Wool Threads



This is "You Are Special"
(c) Blueladie Designs 2012
28 ct khaki linen
GAST Sampler Threads

Thanks for stopping by,
Cathryn

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WIPs Progress

Here is the progress of what stitching I am currently working on.


Crabby All Year (March)
Raise The Roof Designs (c) 2007
DMC Threads
18ct Steel Grey fabric


(c) Lizzie*Kate's "Christmas Rules (Working on the next to last chart)
18ct Mocha
DMC Threads


SAL Surprise
from Il Blog di Sara
18ct cream aida
DMC Threads

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Blueladie Designs Newsletter

has been sent out this morning. If you aren't signed up to receive this, you're missing out. ;)

Thanks for stopping by (more stitchy updates soon).
Cathryn