Saturday, January 16, 2016

Still here!

I have been spending every spare moment on the model, and am happy (ecstatic!) to report that I finished it two days ago, and mailed it off to Karen yesterday. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted!

I spent most of yesterday taking care of my woefully neglected chores, and I still need to take the Christmas tree down, but I'm going to take the weekend off and do that on Monday. The lack of presents under the tree makes it entirely too easy for the kitties to climb up the middle:

Speaking of presents, I received my prize from the Winter Whisper contest, and love everything Laura sent:

Part of the prize was my choice of a digital chart, and I asked for her newest release "Into the Darkness"; I love how moody the whole design is, and am looking forward to stitching it.

My newest start is a chart from Bramble Crafts, which is known for their papercut designs. I asked the owner, Deborah, about possibly getting a couple of the designs as cross stitch charts, and ended up getting Cinderella and The Princess and the Pea. Today I started Cinderella:

The details are a bit 'blocky" due to the transfer process, so I'll probably play with it a little bit, but I think I'm really going to like this one.

I need  to stitch fast, because my almost-empty ort jar makes me sad; here's a picture of last year's orts, next to the soon-to-be-this year's orts (it does have a bit in it now, from finishing the model):

Hope everyone is having a good new year so far, and a great stitchy weekend right now!


  1. Absolutely wonderful cat so lovely
    You refeived a fantastic gift
    Well done
    I also received mine and I chosen fairy dreams pattern. I just bought into the darkness. Now I'm serching the perfect fabric for fairy dreams.

  2. Congrats on finishing the model and beautiful prize!! Well deserved.

  3. Lovely prizes and start. Love the fact you're doing the Cinderella silhouette in blue rather than black and have a themed needle minder. :)

  4. Congratulations on your prizes! I love the papercut designs.

  5. Happy New Year!
    How lucky you are to receive such a wonderful price! Well done on your new start:)

  6. Love the pic of the kitty on the tree!
    What a fantastic prize pkg you received, that's a great design too.
    The Papercut piece will be so pretty.

  7. The paper cut designs is lovely. I love fairy tales designs. I'll have to take a look at their shop.

  8. That's a great prize! I love the one you chose especially with the pictured fabric. The Cinderella chart is awesome too!