My blog in Finnish (blogini suomeksi): Neula ja lankaa

Monday, 27 April 2009

First of the spring

On Saturday morning I found the first flower of this spring. This beautiful crocus is the pioneer of our backyard. :) Spring is finally here. Most of the snow has melted and the weather is warmer.

I started a new HAED... shame on me. But it's not my fault! The theme SAL at the HAED BB this weekend was a new start so I had no choice! :D My new HAED is Healers Touch. The chart is mostly green but of course I hit the brown patch when I started. :) I started it almost at the middle. I'm not going to stitch the black backround, I'm using black fabric instead (28ct evenweave). I only had some time to stitch this today. On Saturday I rearranged and cleaned all the cupboards in our kitchen and rearranged the furniture in the living room. Well I didn't do all that alone, my mum was really sweet and came to help me with this spring cleaning. My husband in the other hand left the premises. :D So on Sunday I gridded the fabric and pulled the threads and started stitching today after work. Here's my progress so far, not a lot :)

And this is how it will look like some day... at least I hope so. :)

Friday, 24 April 2009

Winner is Lisa!

I put all the names from the comments to a randomizer and it drew Lisa's name first so
congratulations Lisa, you are the winner! :)
Maybe her blog's name was the one that helped her to win as it's so similar to mine. :D

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Click click click and stash grows...

I saw a beautiful cross stiched wristband at Lennu's blog and she wrote that she bought the clasp from HelmiQ, a Finnish online shop. So I went to see their website and after couple of clicks these started their journey to my home. :) I bought clasps, locks, bands etc. Went a bit crazy but all these are so pretty! :D

I wrote earlier that I couldn't find DMC's bunnies. After that I thought there must be some somewhere and started googling. After a frantic internet search I found an online shop in Portugal that had them and the shipping wasn't too expensice. These cute bunnies arrived on Monday. One pink friend of theirs arrived a day later so she's missing from the group photo.

I wrote to Santa last year and wished this and that. I got that but was missing this:

Don't we all have moments like that? At least I have. lol Well this time I thought that I won't leave it to Santa and bought it myself. :) It came all the way from USA. I'll have my evening tea from this and maybe I have to bake some cookies too! ;)

Thursday, 16 April 2009


Kath has a Blog Candy Give-away for having 100 000 visitors at her blog . Click the picture to go to her blog.


Carol has a Blog Candy Bonanza at her blog to celebrate her birthday. Click the pictures, you know the drill. :)

And don't forget to take part in my giveaway. :)

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

WIP QS Day Dreaming Fairy - 13th of April 09

I continued stitching QS Day Dreaming Fairy, my SAL piece for HAED's 2009 SAL. I got about 1300 stitches done during Sunday and Monday and I am quite pleased. :)

Here's my wip pic (I changed the pic, this ones taken in better lighting):

Great giveaway!

I came across a great giveaway at Hungarian website. Click the picture and take part in the competition! :) When at the web site, click the text "Hírek oldalon" and you get to the competition. You'll see the English instructions how to take part after Hungarian info.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Pink Bunny

A fourth bunny has found its owner. Yesterday we went to see our friends' sweet little baby girl and we gave her this little bunny. I stitched the bib with part of Cosmic Handmade's free chart "Carrot Patch".

Here's a closer look at the bib.I'm a bit sad that DMC has desided to drop this bunny from their collection. I would love to find a few pink, green and blue bunnies so if you know where I could find them please leave a comment. I have given these to my friends' babies and would love to continue that tradition, also with my own children in the future.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Blogoversary and 5000 visitors! It's time for a giveaway!

Two weeks ago my blog had it's first birthday and my counter shows I almost have 5000 visitors so it's time for a blogoversary celecration and a giveaway! The price will be a biscornu (or it might be something else since I always change my mind on things! :D).

Just leave a comment to this post before 23rd of April and I'll draw the winner on 24th.
I would love to hear how you found my blog and do you come here often. :)

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Goodies delivered

I had the first blog birthday at my Finnish blog a loooong loooong time ago and I had a draw then. I finally got the prizes on their way and here are some pics. I made my very first biscornu and needle book.

The needle book is stitched on Zweigart's cream 40ct Newcastle Linen, two over two with DMC's Color Vatiations thread number 4130. The design on the back cover is a freebie called "Love" from Debbie Draper Designs and the U on the front cover is from Checkered Alphabet from (I added both links to my freebie list). This needle book went to Ulla and I am not 100% if she's already received it so I hope she doesn't come here to peek if she hasn't. :)

The mini biscornu is stitched on unknown red 30ct evenweave fabric, one over one with Anchor's thread 1315. The designs are from The Floss Box. This was so much fun to do since it's really tiny, just about 2cm across! :) Sorry about the other picture, it's a bit blurry and I noticed that after I had already sent the biscornu to Minna. You can see the other things I sent to her at her blog.

Now off to plan other surprises! :)

Sunday, 5 April 2009

New Freebie links

I have found some great new freebie links so I updated my freebie list. I marked the new links with *. Go and see if there's something you like. :)

Srinity's Freebie List

edit 8.4.2009: I added "Blog de Gigi". My friend Ulla had found it. Thank you Ulla! :)