Friday, 29 April 2011

Stitching away

I am currently stitching my fingers away trying to finish a cross stitch picture so if I'm quiet for a while you'll know why. I have shown this before on my blog and the last time it looked like this.









I have done loads since and the end is in sight. I haven't done an awful lot of cross stitch - think I'm too impatient as it's very slow going - lol ! I would like to have this finished as soon as possible as I have lots of hand work lined up.







For a bit of fun I have entered a quilt into the weekly Quilting Gallery Competition Click the link to see all the quilts.













I have entered my olympic Challenge quilt which has appearred on here several times. It was hand-pieced during the Olympic Games in 2008 and contained a piece of every fabric in my stash at the time. I'm sure if I did the same again now it would make a far bigger quilt - lol ! Think my stash has grown somewhat since then :-)

I have never done this before and I am just hoping I will not be last in the voting - argghh - lol !!




With a bit of luck I will be able to show you my completed cross stitch next time. I have lots to show you too but am trying to limit my computer time to get this done. Fingers crossed

11 comments:

Jeanne said...

You have my vote, Andrea!

Isabella said...

Good for you hope you win your a winner anyway just by being in it

vtquilter said...

I love that quilt. I'll pop over and vote. Glad to hear you are feeling better and getting back to posting. Thanks for visiting my blog.

claudia said...

I looked at all teh quilts and there are some very pretty ones there...but I still had to vote for yours. It is after all the best!

Chris H said...

I hope your quilt does well in the competition.
Love the hand stitching, and look forward to seeing the finished result.

Floss said...

I love the cross stich, but have the same issue with being slow.

I will vote ofr you too.

A Time for Stitching said...

Catching up with this post and your last one, I'm amazed at the amount of crafty things you've managed to complete! The little baby cardis are so cute. Cross-stitch is so very time-consuming and hard on the eyes, I'm sure you'll get it done soon as you sound so determined and you seem to be on a roll.
Teresa x

lily said...

Beautiful cross stitch, I love to cross stitch too but usually just small projects as they are time consuming.

Good luck with the quilt competition, lovely blog by the way,
lily.

Guðrún said...

I am too late to vote :(

searchfamilies said...

Well done hope you win
Hugs Janice

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hope it did well, sorry I missed the chance to vote! Tracey