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Friday, 2 May 2008
My gift to me!

Yesterday the mailman delivered me a rather large package and inside was the above book - the Quaker School Girl Samplers from Ackworth by Carol Humphrey which I ordered from The Sampler Guild. It's a wonderful book and has great illustrations of Quaker samplers together with a history of the school. It's a must buy for all Quaker enthusiasts! I have been wanting this book since it was published in 2006 but never got round to ordering it and since I had some spare money, thanks to my 2 weeks working, I decided to treat myself and now I can't wait to settle down and go through it properly.

Last night I had some amazing news. I was surfing the web and went to visit the Monthly Finishing Challenge blog and, very much to my surprise, I discovered that I had won the April Needleroll Challenge! Now I know that there were some really beautiful needlerolls entered into the Challenge as I have been checking the photos posted, and I am so pleased that my Plymouth Mass Needleroll was thought good enough to win - thank you Becky. Ken says that he thinks needlerolls look like Christmas crackers so I have decided to stitch some teeny weeny ones in a Christmas theme as tree ornaments for the children. The May Challenge is a biscornu and although I have chosen a pattern I need to chose both fabric and floss.

Thank you all for the really great comments on both my stitching and finishing. They are much appreciated.

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  • On 2 May 2008 at 10:55, OpenID kvstitching

    Congratulations on your win!

    Needlerolls make great Christmas decorations - I have a few that come out every year.

  • On 2 May 2008 at 11:40, Blogger Karoline

    Congratulations on winning the challenge.

    Enjoy the book it's a really interesting read

  • On 2 May 2008 at 13:40, Blogger Katrina

    Congratulations on winning the challenge! That's wonderful and enjoy your new book.

  • On 2 May 2008 at 14:14, Blogger Kim B

    Have fun with your new book!

  • On 2 May 2008 at 14:48, Blogger Carol

    Congratulations on your win!! Becky draws the winner randomly, but yes of course, yours was good enough to win on its own merits ;-)

  • On 2 May 2008 at 19:24, Blogger Barbeeque4

    Congrats on the win!!!! and - ooooh Carol I am so green with envy!!!! I did not buy "the book" when it first came out - now I am circling trying to find one - I may just break and buy it off of Amazon -

    Have a great weekend!!

  • On 2 May 2008 at 19:37, Blogger Michele

    congrats on winning the drawing! all the needlerolls were lovely :)

    Hope you enjoy your new book!

  • On 2 May 2008 at 23:12, Blogger Mylene

    Congrats on winning the challenge!

    Have a nice weekend.

  • On 3 May 2008 at 00:48, Blogger staci

    Congrats on winning the challenge, which I failed miserably because I didn't even attempt April's lol!

    And I'm green with envy that you've got the Ackworth book!!! Can't wait to see what you stitch ;)

  • On 5 May 2008 at 22:00, Blogger valerie

    Yay!! Congrats on winning the challenge!