Jun 10, 2010

My Creative Space/ My Exciting News!

I can finally reveal my exciting news! I am a finalist in the Feeling Stitchy Rainbow of Stitches embroidery competition!!! I won red!!! Our lovely My creative space hostess Kirsty was the judge of red and I actually emailed her that morning with yet another embroidery question. She sent me the email on Saturday to tell me I was a finalist and I burst into tears, really I did.  Thanks so much to Cindy  who suggested I enter.

I would love for you to all vote for me, and maybe even mention it on your blogs later in the week when voting opens? maybe?? at the end of the week  *blush* I am a bit shy about asking.... The winner wins a Rainbow of Stitches book and ( big deep breath) EVERY colour of DMC floss- 454 colours!! The thought makes me hypervetilate!!! Thanks to everyone who has already emailed me and is excited for me. Makes me get all teary... mwah!
 Right on with my creative space now:

Success!!! With the zipper! After looking at several million tutorilas - some of them so confusing I finally found one that I understood. It was at sew mama sew  and it was installing a zipper in a skirt. I followed the directions with one change- rather than flip it over and sew the zipper on the nice side of the fabric I sewed it on the zipper side so I could see how close I was to the teeth. What I like about this was that you sewed a seam , wacked the zip in the back and then flipped it over and unpicked part of the seam so the zip could open.... when I realised that is all I had to do ... well I feel like a bit of a goose for not getting it sooner....
So here is the front:
lovely farm fabric was a gift from Flossy-p last year... and some red corduroy scraps

and this is the back:
I am pretty happy with it, is there a merit badge for zipper installation??...( Leonie feel free to enlarge this picture x)
Lounge room makeover is well on its way:
For more Creative Spaces, head over to Kirsty's house and add yourself to the link...
( and thanks again Kirsty for choosing me as the Red finalist- it means so much to me that such an accomplished embroiderer thinks my work is worthy of winning ) ( Jeez, am I having an Oscars moment or what???)

26 comments:

  1. Such great news, Cath! Can't wait to see a snap of your entry...

    I sweat over every zip I sew in, and I haven't done a wonk-free one yet! I hereby confer upon you the Zipper Installer Merit Badge. Well done!

    Your cushions are lovely.

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  2. yay!!!! well done.
    will definitely be voting...yay, sooo exciting!

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  3. hurray!!!!! congrats!! thats so exciting! :KIM

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  4. OK .... firstly, love the new cushions and hooray for zipper installation. You win the PatchAndi merit badge of trying tricky things (and succeeding)!!
    And secondly, just tell me where and when to vote. I'm THERE!!!!

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  5. you have nailed the zippers and you are a finalist-great week! Good luck and I have my finger and toes crossed for you!!

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  6. Congratulations you!
    And that zipper looks fab - I wouldn't even attempt that!

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  7. That is so awesome and they look great!

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  8. I've just dashed over from the Feeling Stitchy blog. You totally rock my friend. I'll definitely be voting for you and that awesome deer. Mwah to you.

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  9. I am so so so excited for you winning red. Brilliant. BRAVO!!!
    ... and more congratulations re: the fancy zipper. You're on a roll!

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  10. Oh...this is FANTASTIC NEWS!!!! Congratulations, and yes you can count my vote in!!!

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  11. Hooray Cath. Imagine all the DMC floss- how good would it look all together?

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  12. No time limit on your speech Cath. Bathe in your stitchy glory I say. I wish I could vote. I loved your deer more than I can possibly say! x

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  13. Congratulations! Well deserved I say. You can count on my vote. The fabric in your cushion is adorable.

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  14. That's ace - congratulations on winning the red category. I will keep an eye out and vote for you for sure.

    Nice work with the zipper too. What a great cushion!

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  15. Wow! ALL the DMC colours! That would be so very exciting :-)

    Nice zipper work, too!

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  16. oh those pillows. singing to me. congrats!

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  17. I'm so excited for you! What a thrill and how fun to win the red section. I will be voting for sure! And zipper action too, what a week! I have yet to master a zipper (except on my jeans) so I'm impressed. Love your cushions, how gorgeous is that fabric? xo

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  18. well done! huge effort and i love it that there is crafty acknowledgement for those that do it so well....relish this - you deserve it!

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  19. CONGRATULATIONS! Soooo exciting. And you said you weren’t sure about entering because there were so many red entries. I bet the RSI in your arm is long forgotten now that you super work has received this accolade. I will vote for you for sure. And I am more than happy to put the word out on my little blog, although I think we run in pretty mush the same circles (except your is much bigger!) – So I am sure everyone I talk to will already have heard the news! Well done, well done, well done!

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  20. Hooray! That is brilliant Cath! I'll be voting for sure. Yay red team. The zip is pretty ace too.

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  21. I don't know how all that floss will work coated in drool - yummmm. I can't wait to vote and so glad that you had a crack. It really was an amazing piece. The cushions are gorgeous too - on a roll

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  22. Well done Cathy ... I can't wait to see your entry and I'll keep an eye out to suggest voting for you. I'm happy to help.
    My Creative Space

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  23. Congratulations! Every DMC colour is certainly something to hyperventilate about (imagining large package full of threads arriving on my doorstep right now...). Love the cushion too, very cute.

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  24. Hooray!!! I hope you win, I will be voting for sure, so let us all know! My goodness, I can't even imagine winning that much dmc! Imagine what you will make having all that available to you when a great idea strikes!

    Best wishes,
    Maureen

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  25. i saw the post on feeling stitchy
    and i wrote you there and im here again- big congrats!
    i think that your work is amazing!!!
    and yey for winning the contest!

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  26. I'm panting from all the running around I am doing catching up on creative spaces, so much so I ran past a few days ago, have since popped in to the polling both and cast my vote, and running back past again! Good luck!

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