Saturday, 17 March 2012

A Little Bit of Progress and an Award!

Wow!  Wow!

Adrienne from Trylla Craft has awarded me the "Liebster" blogger award! 

Liebster is a German word, meaning favorite, dearest or beloved, and the Liebster is awarded by bloggers to other, newer bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to spread the word and help the new(er)bies gain wider recognition.

Thank you so much.  Such a surprise - I feel truly honoured. 

I'm now required to post some previously unknown facts about myself and also pass the award on to four other bloggers... I'm going to take some time to think this through carefully so watch out for my next post or two...

...and it seems that plodding along really does make progress! 
I've finished all the stitching on the Christmas Elf Fairy.  The final crosses were in Rainbow Gallery White Wisper.  I've never used Wisper before and really didn't know what to expect.  I've read many different opinions and find I'm still somewhat undecided myself.  I'm yet to try "fluffing" the Wisper, figuring I'll wait until I finish beading, to get the final "fur cuff" effect. 


I love the Kreinik #4 braid in the Christmas tree.  Mixed in with the Crescent Colours variegated green, it has a lovely effect.

I've only just started the beading and I was a little worried that they might disappear on the white opal lugana but so far, I think I really like the subtle bling...

If I can stay focussed, I plan to finish the beading on this in the next night or two, then onward to Crazies five through eight!  I need to order some beads though... 123stitch, here I come!

Have a fabulous stitchy weekend everybody!



  1. Kirstin let me be the first to congratulate you on your award and also on your beautiful finish. The fairy looks to be walking through a winter wonderland on that fabric and I agree the tree is very different and the beads are the perfect amount of bling.

    1. Thank you Minnie :)

      I've missed you, I haven't had much time on the forum lately either.


  2. Cograts on your reward, well deserved, I love following your blog and your wonderful progress. Fairy turned out beautifully, and the sparkle and beads look fabulous!
    Cheers to a stitchy weekend!


  3. Congratulations on your award!! Your Christmas Elf Fairy is so cute! I lover her little tree. :)

  4. WOW!!! She looks so pretty!!! I love all the sparkles! Congrats on your award! ^_^

  5. Congrats! on the award
    Christmas Elf is so pretty

  6. Your Christmas Elf Fairy is lovely. You're right about the Christmas Tree. I never realized it was so sparkly until I saw your close up pic. It sure is pretty.


  7. Congrats on your award and your amazing finish!! She is beautiful and sparkly :D

  8. Your christmas Elf Fairy is looking great, she is really sparkling.
    Good job on the tree too.

    Hugs Yvon.

  9. Hi Kirstin - just stopped by to let you know I have awarded you the Liebster Blog Award. Stop by and pick it up when you have the chance! Rose

  10. Christmas Elf Fairy is so lovely! I really enjoyed stitching her.