I have a new addition to the wall of the room that I call our 'quiet room' - my Mum has done a fantastic job and framed my completed cross stitch sampler for me! I blogged about it here when I finished it - a massive cross stitch accomplishment - along with a teaser photograph, and now I can reveal the sampler in all its fully framed glory!
It's a bit difficult to take a photograph of it when the glass is so lovely and shiny and has a tendency to reflect back the rather untidy other half of the room, but I think you can see how the red frame really sets of the hints of red in the sampler. I'm so proud of it. It's a large piece, the frame measures 73 cm from top to bottom and there is plenty of detail in the cross stitch. You can see a good face-on picture of the sampler here - Moira Blackburn Three Things Sampler.
Also, I am absolutely thrilled to discover that this little blog has made it as a Finalist in the Craft category of the Mad Blog Awards 2014! I am so excited and still can't quite believe it, and I want to say a massive thank you to everyone that nominated me. You can see the Finalists in all the categories here - MAD Blog Awards Finalists - and nominate your favourite in each category to win the award. Obviously I would absolutely love for you to consider voting for me, but to be honest I am delighted enough to have made it this far, and in such amazing company!