Monday, 24 March 2014

My finished cross stitch sampler - and some very exciting news for my blog!

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!

Moira Blackburn Three Things sampler completed

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!

MAD Blog Awards

16 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic!
    Congrats on making the finals of the Mad Blog Awards!! Well done xx

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  2. Wonderful news, good luck and fingers crossed for the award!

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  3. Firstly congratulations! Secondly, it's a wonderful sampler. I've got a few in my stash that every year without fail I say "I'll finish these". Maybe this year will be the one that I get myself into gear!

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    1. Good luck, I found that giving myself a deadline (even though I didn't quite make it!) really helped to keep me motivated to complete it.

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  4. Well done you! That's brilliant news! Best of luck in the final round.
    Your sampler looks beautiful x

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  5. It looks great! I've just started one this week, I love doing them but it's a time sucker! Congrats on becoming a finalist too!

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    1. They do take a lot of time, I tend to work on cross stitch while I'm watching television but my husband likes to watch television in the dark with full surround sound, so that doesn't work very often!

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  6. Yay! Great news Jennifer :) xxx

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  7. That looks fab, well done! I promise that as a direct result I will attempt to finish some of my Cross stitching! Out of interest did you frame it yourself? I have a pile of completed work I really must frame...but have no idea how to go about it!

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    1. Good luck, I'm glad to have inspired you!

      My Mum framed it for me which was brilliant. I bought the frame and mount from Hobbycraft which came to about £30 anyway, I think that taking it to be framed professionally would have worked out very expensive.

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  8. Big well done on being shortlisted and your sampler if fab, I made a tapestry heart recently and it took me hours so I can't even imagine how long that took you. Mich x

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    1. Thank you, yes it's a time consuming hobby!

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