Monday, March 14, 2016

Twilight Duel Update #7 March 2016 and Treasure in the Mail

I have to confess, I feared this post may not have visible progress on my Heaven and Earth Designs Twilight Duel cross stitch, based upon artwork by Ruth Thompson.

This is how it looked when I shared it last month. I only added 5 days of stitching to it in February. I'm afraid I have not worked on it since February 21st. 

I was happily surprised to look at my spreadsheet and see that I added 1,447 stitches in those 5 days! If you look closely, you will see 3 tips of the dragon's wing.

Percent complete: 
Project - 8.25% 
Page 2 - 52.54% 
Page 3 - 2.16%
Page 7 - 2.7% 

I am linking up with Monday Stitchery Link Party #49 at Super Mom - No Cape! this week. It is a great place to visit for a free embroidery pattern (it is a cute rabbit this week) and to find links to more eye candy. If you do any hand stitching and have a blog, I encourage you to join the fun!

Yesterday, I meant to share photos of the wonderful treasures I received from Kim at Wisdom with Needle and Thread last week. Kim held giveaways every week in February to celebrate her 3rd year blogging and I won Week 4. Those of you that know me and my love of snowmen and Santa may be able to guess my absolute delight!

I met Kim through her Halloween Ornament Exchange in 2014. We have emailed back and forth ever since and I was blessed to find a new friend.

Along with my goodies, Kim sent this wonderful Christmas tote.

All of the sweet treats she sent me fit perfectly!

This Mary Hickmott's New Stitches No. 32 cross stitch magazine is filled with Christmas patterns.

This darling little Stitch & Zip Santa and Toys Mini Stocking Needlepoint Kit from Alice Peterson Company has the design printed directly onto the mesh cotton canvas. I'm not sure I have stitched anything without a chart, so this will be something fun and new!

I do so love snowmen! "Frosty Friends" by Bonnie Sullivan of All Through the Night Folk Art designs with a bit of Whimsy is just too cute!

This Bird Brain Designs Yard of Snowmen Table Runner is just screaming for me to start it.

Here is a close up. This is going to be SO cute!

The fabrics and pearl cotton are wonderful! I'm already working toward a few finishes so I can justify a new start...

In addition to the giveaway items my friend, Kim, 
surprised me with two cuff kits.
The Flower Cuff by Orna Willis 

And the Tree Cuff by Orna Willis.

These two kits include needles, threads, beads, canvas, wires, and instruction booklets. I do foresee myself learning some new stitching and sewing techniques!

Kim, you are just so generous. Thank you so much for all of these treasures!

After a month of giveaways, Kim is now celebrating her birthday by sending out RAKs (random acts of kindness.) I do hope you will stop by her blog to see her lovely work and to check out her birthday party. Here are the details.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Please note: I am not affiliated with any of the shops listed above.


Christine B said...

Lovely to see your cross stitch progress Renee... this is such a lovely design! What fabulous gifts you won! Congratulations! Christine x

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh Man!! You get good MAIL!! Your stitching is moving right along and is beautiful.
xx, Carol

Justine said...

Your stitching is beautiful Renee, I can definitely see good progress!
What a lovely Christmas present you received from Kim too.

CathieJ said...

Twilight duel is really coming along. What a great gift. I love craft filled gifts. You have a whole lot of wonderful crafting in your future.

Katie said...

I see the progress. It's beautiful!

Wow what an awesome win!! You deserved it.

Gina said...

Fabulous goodies. I've got a few Bird Brain Snowman stitcheries, a table runner ( different to yours) and a quilt. THey are so cute. I look forward to seeing your progress xxx

Tiffstitch said...

You can definitely see the difference and what fun you are going to have with all of those kits!

Anonymous said...

Snowmen and Birdbrain are two of my favorite things. You made noticeable progress! Slow but steady wins the race, you know. =)

Queeniepatch said...

Congratulations of winning such lovely goods!
I love your treasure chest, too!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

My goodness - what a treasure trove of goodies!! Your name was written all over this giveaway so I was happy to see you had won. Now I'm looking forward to seeing that snowman runner as you do it.