Thursday, 24 July 2008


I'm delighted to have been given this award by Veronica and Clare, thank you so much ladies!

The rules for this are:-

1. The winner can display this award on their blog
2. Display a link to the person you have got the award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs, you like.
4. Set the links to the blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a comment on the blogs you have chosen.

Here are my nominations (I have 8) in no particular order.

1. Yuko - Be Happy
2. Edgar - Blacksheep's Bit of the Web
3. Jayne - Ginnie's Cross Stitch!!
4. Carol - Garden of Stitches
5. Karen V - Simply Stitching
6. Lynn - Life and Little Stitches
7. Nicki - Plush
8. Clare - Mrs. Sew and Sew

I have been busy with exchange stitching this week so I'm afraid no photos of that. However, I thought you might like to see one of the first pieces that I attempted. It's a Heritage Stitchcraft design of a David Winter cottage, The Lace Maker's Cottage. It looks a little blurred here but I think that if you click on it the enlarged picture will be clearer. I remember being so totally flummoxed by the vertical and horizontal cross stitches that Heritage use, that I put it away for quite a while before finishing it.

Right that's me for now, off to stitch some more. As always thanks for visiting my blog.


Edda said...

This is a beautiful cottage Nicola, I just love it. Mind you I am mad about things like that.

Ginnie said...

Hi Nicola
Thanks for the award I'm not sure who I'm going to award mine to!
Your David Winter looks good. I'm afraid I gave up on my Lilliput Lane.

Yuko said...

Thank you so much Nicola!!
I'm so honored to receive it from you, and I'm so happy!
You made my day, indeed!
Thanks again!! :D

Sally said...

Love your cottage Nicola. It is so pretty.

Congratulations on your award!

Karan said...

Congrats on the award Nicola. :0)
Lovely finish! Yep, those weird stitches Heritage use take some getting used to but they do seem to add something to a design.

Erica said...

Hi Nicola!
I really like all the color in Lacemaker's cottage! I love the LHN designs too!
You are like me. Your stitching shows quite a variation from one project to the next, but that's the fun of it. Isn't it?

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Wow that was a very advanced piece for a beginner. Glad you hung in thereand finished it. It's beautiful. Happy Stitching, CJ

Stitchingranny said...

How cute Nicola. I know exactly what you mean my first heritage one I ended up doing two tiny over one crosses (like quarter stitches) for each one as I didnt understand it, but it turned out ok.

Julie said...

Congrats on your awards

David Winter looks lovely

Clare said...

Nicola, many congratulations on your well deserved award, and I was most touched that you nominated me too, thank you for that. Wales was great - camera very poorly, it has sand issues(!) and is in the camera hospital undergoing treatment. Off for the rest of this week so will be in touch soon.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Congratulations on your award. Lacemaker's cottage looks great!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cottage! Congrats on your award.