An Award

This one came from cross (stitch) your heart. I haven’t been blogging as diligently as I’d hoped to this year, so this is truly a pleasant surprise. Thank you so very much. 🙂

Now to the rules:
(1) Thank the person who gave you this award.
(2) Include a link to their blog.
(3) Select 15 blogs that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
(4) Nominate them for the Versatile Blogger Award — include a link to this site.
(5) Finally, tell 7 things about yourself.

Here are 15 blogs (in no particular order) that I love to visit. Some of the bloggers have become good friends. I may not always leave comments on these blogs, but I draw inspiration from them and appreciate them for sharing so much of their skill and creativity.

  1. Barbara – Mainely Stitching – whose menagerie of farm animals, family stories and recipes from Chateau Chaos always bring a smile
  2. LisaV  – LisaV’s Lounge – a stitching friend who shares my obsession for stitching
  3. Vinniey – Sometimes I Stitch – a great friend in Singapore who is now venturing into  cross stitch designing. Please go check them out.
  4. Nieves Maria’s blog – an inspirational Spanish stitcher; love her stitching, quilting and most of all her skill in the use /combination of colour and texture
  5. FayeRaye – CarolinaStitcher – a most generous stitcher who was my Fair Squares exchange partner
  6. Sana – Tussie Mussie whose blog I recently discovered and who has Prairie Schooler framed finishes to die for
  7. Karen’s Handiwork – a friend who is generous with her stitching tips and inspiring stitching
  8. Committed Stitcher – whose elaborate stitches I love to admire
  9. Nicole’s Needlework – truly awe inspiring samplers to be found here and Nicole’s not sharing her secret of where to purchase the turbo needles I want so badly 🙂
  10. The Needleprint blog – which tantalises us with luscious designs, exhibitions and history of samplers and embroidery from around the world
  11. Bertie – Samplers and Buttons – love her work!
  12. Brenda – With thy Needle and Thread – an extraordinary designer! Her stitching accessories and jewellery are just so gorgeous
  13. Robert – A Gentleman’s Samplings – who creates the most detailed work as he shares interesting photos of his travels around the world
  14. Isabella of The Primitive Hare – who so generously showers us with stitching freebies and stories that warm my heart
  15. Anita’s Little Stitches – my main stash enabler who provides a first class customer service.

Now… Seven things about myself

  1. This I suspect you already know  – I have a cross stitch addition and go weak at the knees when I see a good sampler.
  2. I love crime investigation programs – it’s all the forensic analysis that grabs me.
  3. I’m an E (extroversion) N (intuition) T (thinking) P (perception) on the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator profile.
  4. I love listening to the radio (ABC Radio National) when I’m stitching.
  5. I grow roses when i’m not stitching.
  6. I have a thing for beads, especially of the bracelet type.
  7. When I grow up I want to be a fabric artist – hmmm… maybe I already am!

Happy Stitching 😉


Certified X-stitch addict and lover of tea, fabrics and beads. I work in the vocational education and training sector and in my spare time potter around in the garden growing roses. I'm mum to two adult children of whom I'm very proud.

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3 comments on “An Award
  1. Lisa V says:

    Thank you for the sentiment dear friend. Another thing we have in common now would be the Crime programs.

  2. barbara says:

    Thank you, Pokua! I always look forward to your posts, too!

  3. Faye says:

    Thanks for the honor of me being one of your selections Pokua~~ Your work is inspiring to me and I appreciate you support. Many blessings my friend, Faye

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A certified cross stitch addict who is mad about samplers and loves working with hand-dyed fabric, variegated threads and embellishments. Stitching keeps me sane.

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2012 Stitching Plans

1. WIPs - finish 4:
- DT Sampler Game Board
- Workbasket's Trellis (done)
- DT Morning Glory
- LK ABC Lessons

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Plymouth Sampler - TSC (started)
Wonderful Village 1 - MaggiCo (done)
Wonderful Village 2 - MaggiCo (done)
Pear Orchard Farm - CHS (done)
Mermaid's Song - CHS
Dutch Strawberries - TGH
Birds in the Bower - TGH
Persian Proverb - MB
Peaceful Garden - MB
Sampler 1663 - PoC

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