Sunday, February 22, 2009

What a Surprise!!!!!

Surprisingly enough I was able to get on the computer today (had to fight off DH because he's doing taxes), and what do I see?????

On Terri's blog is a Special Friends Award and "Love" Pendant that she has given to me! That just about bowled me over. Thank you so much Terri! She says that I'm a true and real life friend and an inspiration, which is so sweet. But, I have to say that Terri has been a huge inspiration for me too! I covet her finished pieces and framing (which are stunning, btw)! But seriously, Terri is a true and real life friend that I can share all the fun of stitching with! Someone who understands why stash is such a wonderful thing. So thank you so much Terri. I'm absolutely tickled by the award. You have really made my day! The description of this award reads:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These Kind bloggers aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propogated. Please give more attention to these kind of writers. When you pass this award along please include these guidelines. I am to choose eight friends to share this with."

Passing this along is going to rather hard because other real-life friends that are stitching sisters don't have blogs (may explain why they get so much more done than I do), and have been instrumental in my stitching. And I haven't been a blogger for very long myself, but I'm going to pass this along to ones that I really enjoy. It's tough, though, because I've come across so many blogs that I enjoy and that inspire me.

The first one has to go back to Terri . Hopefully you can do that! As I said above, she's a true friend, sister stitcher and a great person. Did I mention, she has a great sense of humor too???

I think the next one, without question, has to go to

Siobhan. Although her blog is somewhat new, I'm familiar with her through the Legacy board and have enjoyed reading about her trials and tribulations with living in Ireland, running over cross stitch projects that give her problems and the crazies in her town. She can really get a laugh out of me when I've woken up on the wrong side of the bed. The next one is

Anne's. I have been reading her blog long before I ever thought of getting a blog. Her pictures are beautiful and she has the wonderful SAL Alexandre project that recently finished (although I believe still available on her blog).

Michelle's blog is another one that I recently discovered due to some on-going discussions about the SoHRH SAL and the A&E SAL, both which are in the processes of starting soon. I love her pictures. The next one would have to go to

Vonna whose blog is just a hugh wealth of information on all sorts of different topics, especially finishing.

Patti's blog is another one I enjoy reading and am familiar with her through the Legacy Board also. I hope to be a big cheerleader to her as she starts And They Sinned. I know she can do it and will love every minute of the process.

Vero's blog is another one that I have stalked for the past couple of years. Her pictures are gorgeous and so inspiring. She does more of knitting and quilting now, but her site is truly an inspiration.

Susimac's is another site that I recently found. I love her finishes of smaller type projects.

There is also a award that I'd like to give a non-blogging friend, Diane, which I will do soon. She has been a huge inspiration to me in the world of non-samplers. She's taken me out of my box, so to speak, and challenged me to try new things. When time allows, I'll post a couple of her finished works for all to see.

On another note, some stash did come in this week, but there is still more out there, so I'll put off posting a picture now (everyone seems to be screaming to get on the computer today so time is limited). Well, maybe I can slide one shot in. In my quest to find some smaller things to do, I ordered these two Blackbird Designs charts. I loved the design on the journal cover. Anyway, I'm sure that my postman thinks I've gone off my rocker. I either meet him at the mailbox or have my nose pressed, piggie-style, against the glass when it's too cold to stand and wait.

I have made a little bit of progress on SoHRH. I would have had more done (like the sun), but somewhere I goofed up and had to rip out what I had stitched (the outlining of the sun). I am really enjoying this though. I don't know why my pictures of this are so dark, but am assuming it's because of the color of the fabric.

Well, better get off before there is bloodshed. Thanks again Terri for the award!!! I'm so thrilled with it. And I hope everyone has a great week!


Patti said...

Deb, WOW thank you so much. You said some really nice things about me and I am thrilled to pieces. ATS will be started probably tomorrow - but I have to finish the Quaker exchange piece first. I have been zonked today so haven't stitched at all - in fact I've been out most of the day, but tomorrow I finish it and start ATS and I am so excited about starting it finally. Lots and lots of Love Patti xxx

Siobhan said...

Thanks for the award! :) I love your progress on SoHRH! It looks great. Sorry to hear about the frogs visiting you. I've had that happen with my ABC Hornbook. There's nothing like stitching along & suddenly realizing that everything is in the wrong spot. :P Your new stash looks great, too. LOL at the way you've been stalking the mailman. Been there, done that. Our previous mailman was used to me & very nice but I think my eagerness scares the new guy. Can't wait to see what else you've ordered!

Patti said...

P.S. I love how your SOHRH is coming along. I want to do HOHRH eventually. Love again Patti the forgetful one xxx

Garden Girl said...

Hi Deb! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day and leaving such a nice comment. It's so nice to "meet" you! I can tell right away that your blog is going to be one that I return to over and over again for inspiration; your work is just beautiful! And what I wouldn't give for a slice of that pineapple upside down cake to go with my coffee. If there's fruit on it, it does count as breakfast, right? Also, I would love to add the link to Thread Gatherer on my sidebar list, if you wouldn't mind. See you again soon!

doris said...

Hi Deb ... Those little designs are from With Humble Heart, and the only place I've seen them is on

I'm so insanely jealous that you're working on Shores! I'm denying myself that gratification until I finish ATS. Hmmmm ... maybe that deserves rethinking ...

Michelle said...

Thank you so much for the award! What a sweetie you are! I just bought the first three stocking charts from BBD as well - such cute things they've come out with lately!