Sunday, 6 April 2008

100th Post

I can't believe it - When I got ready to post today - it says #100. Wow, I don't know what to say. LOL If you knew me well you would know that I am rarely at a loss for words.

What an amazing ride this has been. Each and every one of you that I have met have in your own way added and enriched my life. I have learned all the wonderful things about fellow stitchers from stunning round robins, wonderful exchanges and contest winnings to RAK's. I have learned about new designers, more beautiful patterns than I could ever hope to stitch and new threads and colors. I have met people from all over the world via the blog world. I have learned the worst from disappearing pieces of needlework, to round robins and exchanges that fell apart, from spam and nasty comments. You have encouraged me when I was down or blocked, you offered up your prayers for my sister and her husband, you have adored my grandchildren and you patted me on the back more times than I can count. You have walked with me through all my stitches and counter stitches, my finishes and my odd piece that ended up in file 13.
THANK YOU ONE AND ALL

Now, on the stitching front. It has been a busy week. I did a replacement stitch at the F&S exchange for Peg She is a teapot collector. This was a freebie from SanMan Originals that I chose for her. Also included was a recent magazine with "Teapot Cottage" with fabric and threads.
Here is my progress on Paradigm for the week. This is one huge motif with lots of solid stitching. I still have another week's work on this one.

Next, we have Prairie Schooler's Partridge in a Pear Tree that I am working on. This will be April's ornament when I am finished. It is a really pretty stitch.I finished my next round for Fair and Square and before it went in the mail I ordered a pattern to put in the package. Well, you can't just order one pattern so I ordered Ursula Michaels Lighthouse Welcome and Tree Trunk Designs Lighthouse Alphabet. While perusing blogs this week there was lots of talk about Reader's Digest Big Book of Stitches. Before I knew it I was at Barnes & Noble and look what I found.

This is my progress on my Swedish Weaving afghan. This pattern is called Marquise and it is coming along nicely.

Well, that's it for this post. Thank you everyone for all your kind comments on my ribbon wins. I know it is not really important in the long run but I did like those ribbons.

27 comments:

quiltorstitch said...

100 posts, awesome! It's so addicting isn't it? Love your WIP, and the F&S block very nice :)

Karin said...

Congrats on your hundredth post! Your stitching is coming along well - congrats.

Lisa said...

Love your partridge!

Anonymous said...

100 blogs - and hopefully, lots more to come! Wish my Scottish bluebells were going as quickly as your projects, but then, guess you're not redoing a bathroom right now? Keep up the talking and writing - love to your DH too. Debby

Becky K in OK said...

Wow! You've joined the century post club. Wonder when I'll make it. Congratulations. PL, the partrige and Swedish weaving are all beautiful.

Lelia said...

Congrats on your 100th post : ) Lovely projects you have going. The teapot squares are beautiful!

Enjoy the day

Kim B said...

Congratulations on your milestone! All of your stitching looks wonderful (as usual)!

timetostitch said...

That's the 2nd time I've seen that teacup stitched up, it's calling to me! Nice job on all your WIP's and finishes...100 posts! Congrats!
Petra

Carol said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Time sure does fly :-)

staci said...

Congrats on 100 posts!!! That's fantastic!

And what sweet replacement squares you've stitched :)

Cheryl said...

Congrats on your 100th post Kathy! I really enjoy your blog, so here's to the next 100!
All your stitching looks great :)

Beatrice said...

Isn't this fun. I want to say congratulations on your 100th blogaversarey!!
And many Moooorrrreeee!!!!!
Great photo by the way!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! I'm so glad you've got your stitching mojo back - that medallion you're working on on PL is HUGE - and *gulp* the next one I'll be stitching. That'll probably take me into June no problem ;)

Carolien said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Your PM looks splendid.

Greetings, Carolien

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! And aren't bloggers wonderful? My life has also been tremendously enriched. :D

Lynn said...

Congrats on 100 posts! The world of blogging is an incredible place and there aren't any nicer people than the stitchers. I know I'm really enjoying it as well.
That teacup square is really cute!

Novice Stitcher said...

How neat to see those blue ribbons. I am enjoying getting to know your work. And happy 100th blog post!

Stitch Wizard said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! That is awesome! I am so glad that you got your threads for Shores of Hawk Run Hollow. Even though I am starting block 4, we can watch each other's progress as you start yours eventually and it will be kind of like a SAL. I hope you get your fabric and everything you need soon. Your stitching is so beautiful here! Debby :)

Crazee4books said...

Hi Kathy,

May I add my own congratulations to you on your 100th blog post. Although I'm a relative newcomer to your blog I have always enjoyed my visits, and look forward to reading your words, and seeing your stitching pictures plus all your other interests and life events. I look forward to being here for the next 100 posts.

And Wow!! Congratulations for the two Grand Prize ribbons that you won for your stitching at the Fair.
I'm really not surprised at the award you won for Crystal Tree because that one is an incredible piece of work. And your Celtic Banner is a beautiful design too.

And speaking of beautiful cross stitch...as we do...I do love that peacock pillow that you stitched for Dani for her birthday. When she posted a picture of it on her blog I fell in love. It's a gorgeous design and the blue thread that you chose to stitch it with really brings it to life.

I'm glad to see that you've picked Paradigm back up and are working on it again because it's such a wonderful design and you're making pretty good headway on it, I think.

Our snow is all just about gone now thanks to some warm Spring days this week. It got all the way up to 19 Celsius today, but we're getting some strong winds now and I believe that the temperature is suppose to drop overnight to around 2 Celsius. And tomorrow...rain.
Ah well, at least it's not snow!

Cheers!

Judith said...

100 posts, well congrats on that. You have made some nice progress.

Crazee4books said...

Hi again Kathy,

I'm not sure where to find your email address. So here's mine....

crazee4books@hotmail.com

Thanks very much. Cheers!!

Judy

dragonxser said...

congrats on your ribbon wins and your 100th post! Shame we moved to Alberta 10 years ago - we could have been nearly neighbours!

Hazel said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I just got my RD book in the post today and it's great! So many ideas in there. Love your exchanges. xx

Carol R said...

Congratulations on your 100th post

tkdchick said...

Woo Hoo Kathy! Congrats on 100 posts! That's so awesome... only 900 more to catch up LOL!

All of your stitching is beautiufl, and that blankie is just lovely!

Just a few weeks and I'll be able to give you a BIG hug!

Carolien said...

Hello Kathy,

Just a comment to thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. So very sweet, thank you!

Have a nice week! Hugs, Carolien

Sonda in OR said...

Wow, 100 posts! Feels good, doesn't it? Keep it up, it's nice to see your work!