Sunday, August 26, 2012

giveaway winners, stash, and wisteria!

It's time for winners to be posted! :D

Winner of Set #1 is Topcho!
Winner of Set #2 is Eyani Ryou!

Please contact me at with your mailing address. :)

And I've received a couple of amazing giveaways recently!  First, we started going to knitting group again, and someone there asked about my stitching - I'm not much of a knitter so sometimes I rebel and bring a cross stitch project instead.  She'd found some angel patterns while looking for something else in her garage and wanted to know if I was interested.  From her description, I knew they were MLI Lavender & Lace patterns, and this Thursday I received this lovely bit of stash:

As you can see, there are two duplicates... so expect another giveaway before too long! :)

AND I won a lovely prize in Karen's big giveaway... I was incredibly lucky and won prize pack #2, which seemed to be the most coveted of the five!  In addition to the pretty towels and threads (I loooove threads!) she also included a handmade stitch counter AND a q-snap cover!  Holy cow! :D

And to prove that I am not (just) a stashaholic, here's an update on Wisteria!  I haven't touched this one in ages!  I feel like I'm miles away from finishing but looking at the entire piece makes me realize it's not quite THAT bad.  But those wisteria flowers are some dense stitching!

A closeup of the part I'm working on... there are only six shades of purple but the detail is amazing.

I'm having eye surgery on the 31st so this may be the last stitchy weekend for a little while... but I fully intend to stitch a lot this week before the surgery!  Oh, and no worries, there's nothing really wrong with my eye, but my left eye is misaligned (strabismus, commonly known as "lazy eye") and I have to wear really goofy glasses to correct my double vision.  I'm tired of that, so it's time for a permanent fix.  I just want to wear contacts again. :p

So much rambling... happy weekend, everyone!


  1. Congrats to the winners and to you on your lovely stash! And your WIP looks great! Good luck on your surgery, my daughter was diagnosed with strabismus when she was 2 and wears glasses for it too!

  2. Oh my god, is this my nickname over there?!? Squeee!!! Thank you, thank you!!

  3. Congrats to the winners, you picked two lovely people there!

    I love the Fairy Godmother chart from L&L so I'll be keeping a close watch out for the next giveaway!

    Wisteria is looking lovely. Good luck with the eye surgery, my sis has had laser eye surgery but I'm not that brave!

  4. I love how Wisteria is shaping up. :D


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