Wednesday, 2 February 2011

February finish & some other stuff!

I've had some free time the past few days so I managed to stitch and make-up this cute little guy. He is the January chart from the SAL on the yahoo Oakhaven design group. Februarys chart arrived this afternoon and it looks like it is going to be a really fun SAL. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OakHavenDesigns/
I also did a few more stitches on Mr Cranberry but I had to put him aside this morning as the darn frog came for a visit and started jumping all over him. Trying to pick out stitches over one is noooo fun!

I got a lovely surprise recently when I received an email from Clare http://aimetu-clare.blogspot.com/ to tell me I had won a competition on her blog. She sent me this really pretty kit, I just love the delicate colours in this one, thanks Clare.



Thank you so much to Nicola http://allandale-cross-stitching.blogspot.com/ who nominated me for a Stylish blogger award.
I need to tell you five things about myself so here goes:


I went to Highland Dancing from about age 5 to 16. I won lots of medals and some trophys. I was only a few exams away from sitting my teachers exam but typical teenager I gave it up as I wanted to hang out with my friends and not go to dancing. It's like riding a bike though and even though I would probably cause a hole in the floor I still remember the steps..lol.



Being a bit of an old Moo myself I love Cows. From left to right meet Moozart, Moocho Amour,Disco, Hugs and Smoochies and Babe in Toyland.



I;m also a bit of a hand-bag collector. Now these ones in the photo aren;t mine and I don;t mean designer bags, just any old bags. I love hand-bags.


I love to watch movies. These are just a small peek at a few of my favourites. We have over 500 DVD/Blu-rays in our collection. So there is nothing I like better than watching a movie while I stitch.




I rarely have the time these days but I do love to Bake. One of my earliest childhood memories is sitting at the kitchen table and licking the remnants of the mixture for this chocolate cake with a big wooden spoon from my mothers baking bowl.



Well I hope you enjoyed learning a few more things about me. I;m supposed to nominate five bloggers but I would just find it impossible to choose. So I nominate anyone who reads my blog. I know some people don;t like to do these awards but I hope there are some people who will accept this award as I love to learn more about friends and new bloggers.
See ya soon, hugs
Nataly is having a wonderful Valentines Day Give-away go check it out..http://natalysneedle.blogspot.com and say Hi.

27 comments:

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love your ornament and learning more about you.

Dee said...

What a cute ornament! I love anything with owls. So adorable.

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely ornament. Nice to know more about you. Congrats on the win from Claire - look forward to seeing you stitch it someday.

Cath said...

Great stitchies ,and a lovely prize . Save me a piece of cake . X

Giovanna said...

What a cute little owl - love the colours! Congrats!

Annette said...

What a cute ornament you made.
To bad you had to frog!
I love that design you won, so lovely the colors..
Mmmm that cake looks so yummy!!

Nancy said...

Your January owl is wonderful! Isn't February's cute? I'm in the Oakhaven group too, but I haven't started stitching mine yet. The kit you won is beautiful! And, the chocolate cake - YUM!

Annie said...

Tanya's SAL looks like it's going to be a cute one. Your ornament looks great.

Fun to read about you. Love that cute photo of you from the dancing days.

Mylene said...

A very cute finish! Thanks for sharing the info. about you.

Carol said...

What a cutie-pie you were in your little Highland dancer outfit! It was fun to read about your other passions, too. Good luck with that over one frogging--isn't it the worst?!

Natalia said...

Elaine, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love your cute ornament !! Great colors..
Congratulations on your win !!
You look so cute with your dancer outfit !!

Sally said...

Love your Jan ornament Elaine. So cute!

Your BBD is looking lovely.

Nice to learn more about you :)

Congrats on your win.

Friendship Crossing said...

Your owl turned out stinkin' cute!! and that choc. cake looks divine!

Congrats on your win Elaine!

Tanya

Catherine said...

What a great ornament finish!

You look so cute in your dance outfit!! It was fun to hear more about some of your loves!

Congrats on your win too!

Erna said...

Goodmorning sweetheart, love your finish, but I fell in love the picture of you as Highland Dancer, so cute....
Glad you found some time to stitch...Catch you later
Hugs
Er

Myra said...

That little owl is so cute! I enjoyed reading a little more about you - weren't you a cutie in your dancing outfit. :o) Love the cows, are those by a certain designer?

Mary said...

Your little owl ornie is so cute! The cake looks so delicious!!

Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment.

shutterbug (Elaine) said...

Such a cute little girl! :) Of course you know I love the owl. Will be anxious to see what each piece for this one is. Being from WI you know I love the cows. :) I'm not a big purse girl but Amy is. I don't feel quite so bad about our huge dvd collection now lol! And the cake...yummy!

Cheryl said...

Its 7.40am, im starving and you have no idea just how much i want to eat that cake LOL

Lois said...

What a cute Jan ornament! Looks like it will be a fun SAL! Enjoyed reading all the things about you! What a cute pic of you! That cake looks so good!!!

Alisa said...

Your finish is super cute and your cakes looks delicious! :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Tha little owl is just adorable!!

Mare said...

Cute finish and delicious looking cake! Loved learning about you.

Barbara said...

Beautiful stitching and here I thought I was the only handbag collector out there. I love handbags and it's the first department I always go to when shopping.
Barbara

Siobhan said...

Lovely stitching! I enjoyed reading about you. My daughter did Irish dancing for many years--I love it and Highland dancing, too.

Suzanne said...

Very cute ornament! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Pumpkin said...

The owl is adorable! Well done Elaine :o)

Congrats on your win and award!