Thursday, 29 March 2012


I am very touched and flattered to have received the Liebster Award recently from three individual bloggers! The three ladies who so graciously awarded me this are Nancy, Rhona and rosek1870
Liebster is German meaning favourite, dearest or beloved and the award is given to a favoured blog with less than 200 followers. 

Although I'm very happy that you think so favourably of my blog, I'm going to be a bit of a spoilsport here. I find it very difficult to pass on these awards to only a small number. I'm afraid that I might offend someone if I haven't chosen them. I have made so many blogging friends over the past few years and I would love to give the award to all of you! Plus, your continued visits and comments are all the award that I need. I enjoy sharing my passion with you and I'm thrilled when you take the time to stop and drop a line on my blog. Your continued visits and friendship mean so much more to me.
Thank you so much my friends and I hope I don't offend you by not accepting the award. That was never my intention!

I don't have a lot of progress to show you from this past week. The virus I have continues to linger. I thought I was over it this past weekend but it has rebounded and I'm feeling worse than ever these past few days. The virus is leaving me with a lot of fatigue and stitching seems to take so much effort. I have been doing a little more reading instead.
I do have a pic of Feather Your Nest to share with you. Most of the stitching was done before I became ill. 

I didn't have the required DMC for doing the house roofs in my stash so I substituted with some Victorian Motto floss which I won in a giveaway. Unfortunately the colour bleeds very easily, so much so that when I folded my fabric for storage, I found some pink discolouration on the fabric when I unrolled it. I'm going to have to be extremely careful with this one now. Just the heat from my hands seems to make the floss bleed. If I were to try and remove it now, the fabric would be quite stained. As it is, I had to treat the pink colour I found on the fabric with some spot cleaning. Fortunately I got out most of it. If I had known this was going to bleed this badly I would either have washed the floss first or substituted with another colour.  I'll know for the future!

The one day that I did venture out this week, I made a stop at my framer's to pick up a small Easter stitch I had dropped off. I stitched this one last year and only got around to the framing now. It's perfect for the upcoming holiday. 

LHN He Is Risen

This is a sweet little frame and I'm very happy with how it has turned out. 
I still haven't got my Easter pillows stitched up mostly because I haven't wanted to pass on this virus to my friends who help me with the aid of their sewing machines. I'm trying to get myself well enough to sing this weekend. Our choir is joining with two others for a production of Stainer's Crucifixion on Palm Sunday.It's an oratorio containing 20 movements for choir and organ. I managed to make it to our first joint rehearsal last weekend and it sounded so lovely that I don't want to miss singing in this one. 

I leave you with some pictures of my favourite mischief maker, Clarisse. Not long after I got in bed a few nights ago, I could hear a racket coming from the end of the hallway where our laundry hamper is located. Here's what I found when I got up to inspect.

I apologize for the blurriness of the photos. When I try and use a flash, this is the reaction I get.

Gee Mom, don't you know that hurts my eyes!!

The weekend is fast approaching. I hope it's a good one for all!


  1. Congrats on your award ;)
    Love the LHN

  2. A beautiful frame for your beautiful stitch! I'm with you on the award, too!

  3. Take care of yourself and feel better soon. You need to sing that piece!

  4. He is Risen looks wonderful framed! Sorry about floss problem, I know that is frustrating for you! Your cat is adorable!

    So nice that you were nominated three times but it doesn't surprise me, you have such a lovely blog!

  5. Oh, I hit publish too soon...forgive me but I wanted to tell you that I hope you start feeling better soon! Take care of yourself!

  6. Blah, I hate being sick just as the weather starts to get nice. Feel better soon!

    ROFLMAO that Clarisse is a HOOT!

  7. What a beautiful spring piece!
    I hope you are feeling better soon.

  8. Congratulation on receiving the award. Feather Your Nest looks great. Tons of progress since your last update. Beautiful frame job your framer did.

    Clarisse is too cute!


  9. Hi Lynn, I have come upon your blog thru Chris. Your stitchings are so lovely. I really love your WIP Feather your Nest. I look forward to seeing your progress. Clarisse is so very cute! Have a nice weekend, and I hope you feel better.

  10. Hi Lynn!
    I hope that you are feeling better soon.
    Your stitching is looking great. Congratulations on a framed finish. It is always wonderful to hang a finished piece.
    Hugs to you and sweet Clarisse.

  11. Congrats on the award and the finish! Love it, especially the frame!

    Silly kitty! What would we ever do without our fur babies? :-)

  12. So sorry to hear you're still not feeling well, Lynn... I do hope you improve enough to be able to sing this Sunday. It would be a shame to miss your production.

    Love your framed finish--at least you were able to pick it up before Easter. Sounds like you're really going to have to watch it with the red thread. I just had a little incident myself with some overdyed blue fabric that bled onto some white--ugh!

    Congratulations on your award--I can never pass them along myself. There are so many truly wonderful stitching blogs, aren't there?

    Feel better soon now!

  13. Hope you are feeling better!Kittie is so cute!

  14. ohh hope you are feeling much better now ... just catching up ... cute photos of your wee furbaby ...
    oooch re the bleeding of the floss ... and well done for the award and I am sure no one would be offended ... love mouse xxxxx

  15. Oh Clarisse is too adorable! I've been lucky enough to receive the Liebster award too, but I am off the same mindset. It just seems too unfair to only nominate a handful of blogs. But it is lovely to be thought of :)
    Hope you feel much better soon!
    Best wishes.

  16. Lynn I'm sorry to hear you're feeling like crap again!

    Of course your framed piece looks way better in person!

    Hope you're well enough to enjoy Holy Week.


  18. Sorry to hear you are not feeling very well. I hope you get better soon! Pretty progress on your Feathers in the Nest and I love the framed piece too!!

    Ohh that Clarisse!!So mischievous and cute!! Cats love to make racket at night don't they?!!

    Congrats on the award!!!

  19. Hope you felt good enough to sing, Lynn, and that you and your family have a wonderful Easter.