Saturday, 10 August 2013

Week 219 ~ Stitching

Good Morning Everyone!

Hope that everyone is well and enjoying the Summer months.  Sorry for my absence last week I was a little busy moving from our first shop into our new one and we had just 5 days to do it! At one point over the week we did think oh hec! are we going to make it, but we did and enjoyed a fantastic day on Saturday at the opening.  Sheena came to open up and cut the ribbon which was really exciting.
Our Daughter Kate took lots of photographs and she is going to download these so that I can show you them next week.
In the meantime Russ (Sheena's husband) has given us a fantastic comment on their blog this week so please pop over and have a look - the write up is fantastic this is the link .....
 
 
We are over the moon with the new place and everyone has been really pleased when they have popped in over the last week.
 
 
The Allsorts Challenge this week is entitled Stitching and our lovely Catherine has decided on this weeks idea and I decided not to put a card on but thought you might like to have a look at this project that I made some time ago for Mark.
 
 
I thought that it was a bit ironic that this is where it all started for me.  I loved making cards using Aida, a pattern and cottons.
I then dabbled a little in making the card more embellished with some papercrafting items.
So many cardmakers have started off their crafting habit with cross-stitching.
 
I hope that you have time to pop over to Sheena's blog and check out the photographs of the new shop and also pop over to the Allsorts Challenge to have a look at the DT's ideas for Catherine's Challenge.
I hope that you enjoy a fabulous week and hope that you can join me again next week.
Pop a comment down if you have a minute and let me know what you think of my stitching!  


27 comments:

  1. Good luck with the shop Jo, I live too far away to visit but it looks absolutely great. (Perhaps I should move? lol) I peeked at Sheena's blog and had a chuckle too. I hope we will see you on tv soon, although I follow your blog regularly for your terrific inspiration.
    best wishes Carole N x

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    1. Hi Carole,
      Maybe a move??!!!!! lol thankyou for your lovely comment. I chuckled too it was such a fantastic piece. The Gopher always makes me laugh! x

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  2. A lovely piece of stitching Jo. Like you I also started with cross stitch. The new shop looks wonderful, perhaps a weekend away sometime.... The pictures on Sheen's site certainly make it look inviting. Best wishes Jackie

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    1. ~Thankyou Jackie, we really love our new pad!! would love to see you if you do visit as sometime! x

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  3. Exactly the way I started cardmaking etc. I actually won a competition in a X-stitch mag and prize was vouchers for a company who did cards with apertures, but ended up spending on decoupage and other things too. Great picture, looking forward to visiting the shop this week.

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    1. Hi Louise,
      Well done on the competition and great way to get into cardmaking! See you in the week perhaps x

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  4. The shop looks great Jo. I know how hectic it is to get something open, You want to rest now, but you will be busy with your customers. Take time to enjoy it, I'm sure you will be busy.
    Janice W

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  5. Congratulations on your new shop, couldn't happen to a nicer person. Thanks for the link to Sheena, brilliant coverage of the day and much appreciated by those of us not there. I live in Dublin but would love to go on a craft 'break' so do keep us updated on classes etc that are coming up. Sounds like a lovely place to visit. Huge Crafty Hugs.

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    1. Thankyou! We loved Dublin when we visited in May - fabulous City x

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  6. This is so cool! I love it! Will pop over to Sheena's and have a look at the photo's. I am so glad it all going so well xx

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    1. I really enjoyed stitching it but took some time. Cards are definitely quicker!! Thankyou for your comments x

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  7. Hi Jo looking forward to seeing the new shop and I wish you and Mark all the very best in all you do now and in the future god bless you both.
    love and hugs
    Pauline B

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    1. Thankyou so much Pauline, we are looking forward to showing you and Ken around and the kettle will be on!! Bye for now keep well xx

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  8. So glad to hear it's all going well. This stitched bike is fab x

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    1. Thankyou Sarah, first week went fantastic. x

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  9. Fabulous piece of stitching Jo and thanks for my challenge - Love it. Glad the opening of the new shop went well and fantastic pictures. Know where you are so hopefully see you all soon- can't wait to come and have a look!!
    x catherine

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    1. Can't wait for you to see it and us to see you too! Love the Challenge1 x

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  10. Great piece of work, well worth the effort, xxx

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    1. I loved doing it too, worth the effort! x

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  11. Lovely piece of stitching and yes that is exactly how I started too.
    Glad everything went well for the opening, I am gutted that I missed it as was so looking forward to it but if I will try to somersault across the room that is what happens lol. Hope to see you soon.
    Kim xXx

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    1. Sorry that you missed it too, hope you are ok. Thankyou for your lovely comment Jo x

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  12. Yes Jo I too started crafting with cross stitch. It's a great bike, Mark must love it. I'm just popping over to see the new shop, it must be so exciting for you.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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    1. Mark did love it. The shop is lovely very exciting and really looking forward to working from here too x

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  13. Brilliant card, imagine Mark was really thrilled with it. Love the new shop, and thoroughly enjoyed my lesson on Saturday, Thank you Jo

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    1. Thank you Jacquie! I really enjoyed Saturday too great class. Jo x

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  14. Wow, just scrolled past this on All Sorts. I did the same pattern many many years ago, I remember exactly how much work went into it - well done.

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    1. Thankyou Bridie,
      Yes there was a lot of work and I tried to do it without Mark seeing so it was even more of a challenge! x

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