Thursday, 24 November 2011

Giveaway winner.

Hello, I'm just back from spending a couple of days with my parents in East Yorkshire. You can tell what we spent most of our time doing can't you, lol.
This was my little area of the dining table. (well actually I took up most of the dining table.) Yes most of the stuff on that table was mine, I don't travel light when it comes craft stuff, lol. I had the most lovely couple of days, just my parents and me (wonderful man was at work) catching up, sharing our news, just spending time together. This is my Dad working on his Hardanger embroidery. All the centers of those little squares will be cut out at the end leaving a lacy open effect. Not bad for a gentleman in his 70's. My mum is completing a cross stitch height chart for new a baby so sssh, don't tell anyone it's a surprise. Beautiful isn't it and such a lot of work.

While I was hand embroidering some new brooches. But I'll show you more of those another time, we've got more important things to do now like... finding out who has won my giveaway!

And the winner is...Luthaisea who will receive one of these pretty brooches.
Congratulations sweetie and thank you to everyone who left a comment, I wish I could send you all a brooch but I think I'd need a second mortgage for all of the postage, lol.
Instead I think I'll try and squeeze in another giveaway before Christmas.

I can't say fairer than that can I.

There are still a couple of brooches available in my online Folksy shop if anyone needs a little stocking filler for someone special.

Love Fi x


Little Blue Mouse said...

How lovely for you to spend time crafting together, I bet there aren't many families like that these days.

Congratulations to Luthaisea.

KC'sCourt! said...

What a lovely picture. Your mum and dads work is absolutely beautiful.
Julie xxxxxx

Rachael xx said...

Could you ask your Dad what the design is please I love Hardanger!! and your mum is doing a grand job on that height chart

Annie said...

Congrats to Luthaisea. What wonderful pics of your creative parents. No wonder you have such talent. That cross stitch is a work of art and a real labour of love. Gorgeous.
A x

Sandi said...

Congrats to Luthaisea!!! Oh I love that you and your parents can sit and craft together, your mum is patient with that cross stitch, it is gorgeous.
x Sandi

dosierosie said...

Your mum's height chart is great.

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

Well done to Luthaisea! Your 'craftiness' is definitely in your genes!

Betty said...

your parents are so sweet, like little elves at work! Congratulations to your winner, Betty

Wendy said...

What a lovely way to spend a few days, such a talented family! My mum and mother-in-law are both craftily-enclined, but it must be brilliant to have a dad who loves to stitch too!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Looking at those photographs Fiona, I can see where you get your needlework skills from.

sue said...

Fi I can see where you get your talents from, your mum and dad rock!

Twiggy said...

I love the photos of your Mum and Dad crafting, all of you are so talented
Twiggy x

Carol said...

Congratulations to Luthaisea on winning the beautiful brooch.
What lovely photo of working together, I've just got back into cross stitching, forgotten how relaxing it is.
Carol xx

delia hornbook said...

aahhh how lovely to see both of your parents doing cross stitch ;-) Loving the height chart that is very sweet. Congratulations to Luthaisea. dee x

Anonymous said...

Félicitations a votre papa pour le hardanger .... ce n'est pas facile et aussi félicitations a votre maman .
sans vous oublier Fiona pour vos réalistations toujours aussi belles

Annie said...

I was so touched to see your dad at work on the red/white piece. In my experience, it isn't often to see men doing this work.