Chicken Run Giveaway/Swap Stage 2

Good morning everyone,

I’m pleased to announce the next stage in the Chicken Run Giveaway/Swap started on my other blog Oh Sew Tempting.

The winner of the first stage, Carla, over at Granny Maud’s Girl, has made three chickens. Her winner gets to choose which one they would like to win. Here is her little brood taking the sun in Australia. If you would like to win a chicken there are a few simple rules to follow. Pop over and enter today!


Aren’t they cute? Granny Maud’s Girl has even provided a nice tutorial if you would like to make a chicken using the foundation paper piecing method.

Enjoy! Avis x


A new beginning and an almost finished!

Hi everyone,

Just letting you know that I’ve finally decided on colour and fabric for my new project from Ink Circles called Cirque des Cercles. I can’t think of another time when I’ve been so indecisive. Anyway, eventually I have decided to go with the same as the example on the chart which is black 28 count evenweave fabric and embroidery floss DMC shade 111.


So, we are off! There are now three of us in the stitch-along Smile

Claire over at Claire93 is stitching the same design as me but in her own fabric and colour choices and Izz at Isabel’s Needleworks will be stitching a sampler which she has wanted to complete for several years. We are dividing our projects up into approximately 12 stages and have agreed to post updates when we have all finished the first stage, probably early February. If you have a large project in your stash that you could divide up into 12 stages, why not stitch along with us and post updates at the same time too? Let us know if you decide to pull out that long lost kit. This is a great way to stay motivated and finish a project alongside everyone else. What are you waiting for?

Next up, my crocheted ripple blanket is nearing completion. If I continue to finish one stripe per day (2 rows) as I have over the last few days, it’ll be finished in 11 days from now. Eleven stripes to go YEY!!


Finally, for today, I just want to quickly tell you about an exciting sort of giveaway on my patchwork blog Oh Sew Tempting which you may like to take part in. Please do!

I hope you are all having lots of time to craft. I’m off to catch up with some of your lovely blogs now.

Avis x

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