Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Premier Exhibit

It's finished!!!

I finally finished Tuscany Town mandala on Friday, I had to finish it by then so I could enter it in the Oxford A&P show.

And I won! 1st prize, premier exhibit and most outstanding cross stitch! I can't believe I have actually finished it! It has taken about 2 years, which is quite a while but I don't really spend huge amounts of time stitching every week.

I also started the Multiplication Sampler by the Historical Sampler Company, this chart was very kindly lent to me by Nicola. This chart is now out of print so I was very lucky that Nicola could lend me hers!

I also got some more stash! 

I'm really looking forward to doing one of the Scarlet Letter samplers, as they have lots of specialty stitches which I love to do!

I hope everyone had a happy Easter, I know I have enjoyed some lovely autumn weather here, unfortunately daylight savings finishes next weekend which is always a bit sad because winter is coming. An update on my shoulder, which is now healing very nicely and I should be back at work in the next couple of weeks ( I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to that or not, because I have got lots of stitching and maths study done while I have been off work!)

 Happy stitching everyone!



  1. What a gorgeous finish and congratulations on your win! That's fantastic!

  2. Wow, congratulations on the great finish... And big congrats on the 1st place - that is fantastic news :). Well done!

  3. Congratulations to you, frankly anyone who didn't award your gorgeous piece first place does not deserve to be a needlework judge! It's phenomenal!