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!