Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Catching Up

Hello friends, 

I don't know why but this little ornie seemed to take me ages to stitch - it looks a bit washed out in this photo, the fabric is quite a lot darker, quite mocha in colour.

Floral Gift by Blackbird Designs
JSC Christmas issue 2010
stitched with recommended DMC threads, mocha 32ct belfast

Yippee, I was so happy last week when my Christmas Garden chart finally arrived from Broomfields in Christchurch.  The fabric I've chosen is on order so now I just need to purchase the threads and I can get it underway.  I don't think I'll have this stitched in time for Christmas this year now, maybe a 2013 project.

It's been awhile since I shared a progress report on my Mystery sampler - this corner is all that I have left to stitch now.  I've so enjoyed working on this design,  I'll actually be quite sad when it's all finished.

Lastly for today, I was recently contacted by the Editor of Cross Stitch & Needlework to ask whether I would be interested in having my blog mentioned in the September issue. Of course, I'd be happy to, I said, lol. My copy arrived the other day from the US, and I was so excited to see my name in print :)

That's all for today, I'll be back tomorrow with a few pics from what we got up to over the recent weekend.

See you soon xx


McKenna C. said...

Your stitching is beautiful! Especially the Mystery Sampler. :)


Elizabeth said...

Love the Mystery Sampler. Great to see you mentioned in anAmerican magazine. I've not heard of that one. The one I like and have done a few projects out of in the last few weeks is the Just Cross Stitch.

Jennifer said...

Well how about that - your blog being mentioned in a US magazine! Very cool! You are now 'world famous in New Zealand', as the saying goes, tee hee :o)
Jennifer x

Chris said...

Wow!The magazine feature is very interesting.
I love the ornament finish. Christmas Garden is such a beautiful design. It looks like it will be very enjoyable to stitch.
You are so close to finishing the mystery sampler.
Have a great week.

Kath said...


Vickie said...

Hooray! You finally got your copy! So cool! Your stitching looks beautiful.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Always nice to be published.

Loraine said...

Wonderful stitching in progress! Love that BBD piece.
Congrats on being mentioned in a magazine! That is too cool. :)

Jeanne said...

Congrats on your new fame Katrina! :) Mystery Sampler will be done soon it looks like. I have Christmas Garden in my stash but so many older things I should stitch first...so hard to choose!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. Great progress on your mystery sampler. Congrats on the magazine mention.

Tessa said...

Published! Very exciting :)

Cathy B said...

I noticed that your blog was mentioned in Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine - how cool is that?

I just recently finished the Mystery Sampler -- its really gorgeous when finished! You don't have very far to go!

Lynn said...

Your Mystery Sampler looks fabulous! I finally started mine and I'm also really enjoying it.
Congrats on having your blog featured!!

Veronica said...

Congratulations on the blog mention in a US magazine! That's so cool.

Floral Gifts is pretty. Almost done on your Mystery Sampler. It looks great.

Can't wait to see your start on Christmas Garden.


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

Christmas Garden looks lovely, looking forward to following your progress on that one.
Congrats on the fame and glory of being in the magazine too.

Valentina said...

Congrats of having your blog published on the magazine!

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