Saturday, December 12, 2015

Contest results

I am happy to post that I finished in a tie for third place in the Passione Ricamo Winter Whisper contest. There were some "voting irregularities", so in the end the winners were decided by Laura and her model stitcher. I had voted for Anne Beale for the best finish, and she tied for first place, and I voted for Giovanna Ferraresi for best stitching, and she tied for second place; I'm very happy that they did so well!

I am still plugging away at the model, but I do slip in a bit of "fun" stitching now and then to give my eyes a break. I was able to finish this cute little Santa & Rudolph ornament from Mill Hill:

Gracie kept me company while I finished up the beading last weekend:

I also managed to get a rare picture of all four of my kitties together; the warmth of the sun's rays is stronger than their dislike of each other!

Hope everyone has a great stitchy weekend!


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my
    I absolutely love cats, but you have four lions :-) they are so beautiful. Thank you so much dear for your vote. I also vote for you for the best stitching and for Luana for the project. I admire your work. You perfectly stitch. Congratulations for your win I'm very happy. Ciao Giovanna

  2. Congratulations Mel! That's a great result given the very high quality of all the entries. Pity there was a problem with the voting.
    I love your sweet ornament too.

  3. I love when our dogs lay out in the sun and then I can feel the warmth in their fur. Love the Mill Hill santa, I don't know if I would trust my cat around beads though--too much temptation!

  4. Congrats on your 3rd place win!!
    I love how Gracie has her legs wrapped up. lol
    Cute pic of all the cats.
    If there's sun.........they will come. :)