Wednesday, 26 November 2008

I'm Two Today...


..... or at least my blog is and here is the Birthday Bunny just to brighten the page up because I still have no pictures to share. The Hat shook up all the names of those lovely people who commented on my last blog and drew out a name

guess who won?................

Why it was Debby from Stitch Wizard. I am so pleased it was Debbie as she has been going through the mill a little lately with her health and I hope this will cheer her up and give her a great big smile. I shall be a little apprahensive stitching something for Debby as she does lovely stitching herself. Please email me with your address Debby (my email link is in my sidebar).

I am still beavering away at both the stitching and the card making as and when I can, though I did have my card making things spread all round my den floor so I thought I had better put them all away this afternoon. I am hoping the electrician will not have to take floorboards up but in the event I did not want to be just stuffing it away quickly and not knowing where things were.

On the MM&IRR front then I think I now have everything as I want it. Of course there may still be a little tweeking, in fact I am sure there will, especially with the landscaping. I am rather sparse of little creatures and critters and would like to fit more of those in but its not important at the moment and they can be added when found. I do feel I need some people and pets, I want it to be a happy and close neighbourhood where all my friends will want to come and live. I have the fabric ready and my friend Col has a overlock machine and she has kindly said she will run that along the top and bottom (there are selvedge down the sides). I do think this is going to be a major project and you all know I am desperately in need of a new major project (about as much as I am in need of a hole in my head) but nevertheless I am really excited about it. I do have a worry, it is a very minor one but I really would like to use some hand dyed threads. I know anchor and dmc both do washable ones but what i need is something far more subtle than those. More shading rather than varigated for walls and roofs etc. Although it is going to be a table cloth it is going to be (if it ever gets completed) more of a decorative than a useful item, so it will only need light washing and i am wondering if i use something like Caron threads they are going to be less likely to run than the cheaper ones to be had. If anyone has any advice or experience regarding washing of hand dyed threads I really would appreciate it.

I am now going to crawl into my bed as I will need to be up early for the electrician tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed that my house does not end up like a bomb site.

Hugs to all who need them and thank you once again for visiting.





may your frogs stay in their ponds

16 comments:

Daffycat said...

Happy blogoversary!

Congratulations Debby!

Kathy A. said...

Happy Anniversary Hon - it is such a pleasure knowing you!!! Keep up the good work - lucky Debby

Chiloe said...

Happy anniversary to you !!! Just want to let you know I love your blog even though I'm not able to comment a lot lately.

Christine said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Angela said...

Happy blogoversary.

Your way ahead of me with the planning for MM&IRR, I'm impressed.

Andrea said...

Happy Blogoversary!
Sorry can't help with the Caron thread/hand-dyed issue.

Ann T said...

Happy Blogversary! keep up the good work!

Marita said...

Fingers cross for your electrician visit.

Julie said...

Happy Blogoversary and congrats to Debby

stitcherw said...

Good luck with the electrician and such, hopefully it goes smoothly. I can't wait to see some of what you're laying out for your neighborhood, what a fun project to be starting. I've done a couple tabletoppers with the Caron watercolors and those wash up great. I haven't done anything with their other fibers that I've washed, but you could try sending her a note, as well as doing a test on the colors that you pick to use before stitching.
Sue

Karan said...

Belated Happy Blogoversary & congratulations to Debby. :0)

Hope all is going well with the electrician's work & that you are feeling much better too. :0)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!

Always smiling said...

I just loved this little robin he is so sweet, well done you and congrats on your blog being two years old!

Chris x

Beatrice said...

Happy Blogaversary!
Keep up the great work.

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Maddy*Moo said...

Congratulations on your 2 year blogerversary lol. Loving the bunny.