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Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Quaker time!

A short while ago Pokua had some weekly giveaways on her blog so I duly entered each one on the allotted day. She used a list randomizer to choose the winners and my name was 3rd for one and then down to 8th for another and then 2nd and, on her very last giveaway, I was first! I am so delighted as this beautiful Quaker ornament was the prize for that giveaway and you all know how much I love Quakers. I am not sure what fabric Pokua used but the floss is DMC 930 and the pattern is an online freebie (here). The backing fabric is a co-ordinating blue and just look at the gorgeous tassel on this - it has a silver topper with delightful beads in blue, cream and silver. There are some lovely photos of this over on her blog (here) so take the time to visit and see this and her other wonderful stitching. Thank you Pokua for this lovely giveaway!

My stitching has ground to a halt! I have no idea why but I cannot summon up enough enthusiasm for it. I keep picking up the gift I am working on, I put in a few stitches and put it down so it's very slow going. I really must get on with this as I want to get it mailed before my surgery. Talking of my surgery, I had a call from the hospital this morning asking me if I wanted to have it done a week earlier as they have had a cancellation. I checked my calendar but I have an appointment with the eye doctor the day before and, of course, Kirby and I are having our trip to the V&A the following day. I have made arrangements for the 24th, lifts to and fro the hospital etc. I will not be able to drive and Ken will be working so I said I would prefer to stick to the original date. She said it wasn't a problem and they would see me on the 24th.

I was up bright and early this morning and my chores are finished so I am going to pick up needle and thread to see if I can get my stitching mojo back - wish me luck!

Thanks for visiting
 Take care


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  • On 11 March 2009 at 11:13, Blogger Vonna

    A pretty win from Pokua..she does lovely work :o)
    I do hope you find your stitching mojo soon!

  • On 11 March 2009 at 12:11, Blogger Cathy B

    Awesome quaker from Pokua. What great finishing. Wow!

  • On 11 March 2009 at 13:24, Blogger Kim B

    What a beautiful prize! Lucky you! Good luck with that stitching mojo!

  • On 11 March 2009 at 13:45, Blogger BeckySC

    OOOH, lovely gift :)
    Thinking of you daily :)

  • On 11 March 2009 at 14:45, Blogger Patti

    I love your gift. I really hope you get your stitching mojo back because you are quite an incredible stitcher and finisher whom I admire a lot. Lots of Love Patti xxx

  • On 11 March 2009 at 15:23, Blogger valerie

    What a beautiful giveaway! Lucky lady! I owe you an email and a package. So tired and time escapes me. But I will soon! I hope you get your stitching mojo back soon...at least enough to finish your gift before surgery.


  • On 11 March 2009 at 17:35, Blogger Анна - Зонт

    Very pretty gift!

  • On 11 March 2009 at 20:41, Blogger VALIE

    I love the V&A, but it's a bit far from home. Lucky you, you will enjoy it.

  • On 11 March 2009 at 21:34, Blogger Solstitches

    Wow! That is so pretty. I really love how she did the tassel.
    I need to go look at the rest of her work.
    Hope you get out of the stitching slump soon as I would miss seeing your beautiful finishes.


  • On 12 March 2009 at 13:26, Blogger Karan

    Gorgeous win. Hope the mojo returns soon.

  • On 13 March 2009 at 08:37, Blogger Jucus

    Dear Carol, thanks for your comment acc. the film "Instinct"! I'll translate my post as soon as possible, so you can read my opinion.

  • On 13 March 2009 at 20:32, Blogger Redwitch

    Lovely quaker win :)

    Good luck for your surgery, I'll be in for some on the 25th!

    Love the V&A too, a visit there might help get your mojo back?

  • On 14 March 2009 at 13:39, Blogger Natalija

    Hi I am new to your blog and I just wanted to say how much I’m loving it :) I'll definitely come back.

  • On 14 March 2009 at 13:46, Blogger tammie

    lovlely gift you recieved well done on winning all those give aways lucky thing.. hope your op goes well and i really do hope you pick up your stitching mojo again we all need a break sometimes but you create some lovely pieces so find it sometime soon hey....

  • On 14 March 2009 at 23:16, Blogger Brigitte

    A pretty gift from Pokua. Oh, I know those stitching slumps when you have to force yourself to take up your stitching and after a couple of stitches you nearly feel exhausted, lol. I hope you get out of it soon as it isn't funny when you have a deadline for a gift or an exchnage.

  • On 15 March 2009 at 02:25, Blogger staci

    Congrats on your beautiful win :) I hope your stitching mojo returns soon...mine returned long enough for me to stitch up two projects and then left again!!!

    Hope you're doing well otherwise {{hugs}}

  • On 15 March 2009 at 19:59, Blogger Cindy F.

    Wow! What a beautiful piece to win!! She did a gorgeous job on it!! Thanks for her link, I will have to visit her site:)

    Don't be nervous about your upcoming surgery Carol...we're all praying hard for it to be done quickly and everything being better than before:)