Monday, August 04, 2008

Thank you very much!

I have had not one, but TWO lovely surprises this week! I have been given the Kreativ blogger award by Katrina and Terri. Thank you very much indeed, ladies - I really appreciate it and I am smiling from ear to ear now! :-D

Here are the rules of the award:1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.2. Put a link to the person you got the award from.3. Nominate 5 blogs.4. Put links to the blogs.5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Nominating people is the really tricky bit, isn't it? I read lots of blogs and it is hard to choose just five... so many of the blogs that I visit regularly already have this award. Here goes..... these ladies do such beautiful stitching and have lots of lovely photos for me to drool over. This list could have been much longer, but here are just five of the splendid blogs I visit regularly. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

1. Margie

2. Coni


4. Nataliejo

5. Su

I am off to put the first coat of paint on my sewing room walls now - wish me luck! :-)

Sunday, August 03, 2008

No stitching for me.......

I don't quite know where my stitching mojo has gone recently. - I haven't picked up a needle in weeks. Maybe it is because it is Summer and I have been devoting more time to my garden recently....... In the interim I have decided to revamp my stitching room. It has a rather neglected 'junk room' air recently, so today I decided to haul lots of stuff out and get ready to give it a coat of paint. We have dismantled a desk today and I will replace that with a book case and chair. I am hoping that it will become a more welcoming place to browse my stash and get around to some stitching again. I'll try and get some photos as I go along.
I hate to post without photos so, due to the complete lack of stitching photos, I have included two garden photos. The first one is of my 'secret' hosta garden under the acer on our patio. I am really pleased with how it is looking and the second (pink) garden is a fabulous show garden that we saw at the recent RHS flower show at Tatton. I think it is so pretty and I would love a garden like this - so girly! Unfortunately, I didn't take down any details about this garden, but if anybody can help I will be very happy to credit the photo with the designers name and so on.