Sunday, 31 January 2016

An ENORMOUS surprise!

Look what I found out about today!  I had no idea until a text came from Glenis telling me that I was mentioned as the Blogger of the Month in the current issue of 'World of Cross Stitching'.

I'd seen a spike in blog traffic over the last week, but couldn't fathom where it had come from.  Now I know.

WOCS is a great magazine that I've had a few dozen issues of over the years.  In fact, my current cross stitch WIP, the Paradise Island, comes from issue 60 from back in July 2002.  It's the third large design I've worked from this issue and the poor magazine itself is getting very much worse for wear.  The cover's fallen off and the pages are getting very 'yonderly', as Mum would say. =)

For those of you who've been kind enough to visit me here after seeing this feature: Hi!  Thank you for taking the time to type in the URL and pay me a call.  To be honest, the description of me and my work is a little on the flattering side as, not only did I quit formal teaching (I used to conduct some classes in beginners' Mandarin Chinese (yes, really!!) at the University of Leeds for over 7 years), over 6 years ago, but the 'awards' are nothing more than winning placements in the local horticultural show where the competition is anything but fierce.  It does sound good though, "she's won awards for her work", doesn't it?!!  Must try and win some more now (Leeds Flower Show??) to try and earn my reputation....LOL!

So, many thanks to the WOCS team for selecting and featuring me and/or anyone who may have nominated this blog (I don't know how it works, but I suppose it may be a combination of editor/journalist's blog rolls and reader suggestions), and I hope I don't disappoint in the future.  As per my last post, things are a little quiet at the as we prepare for our home move on 10 Feb, but I hope to get back into both blogging and having something interesting to blog about within the next month or so.  In the meantime, here are the pieces I've worked from WOCS issue 60, both the two completed ones and the current WIP.

If I remember correctly, this piece which I adapted with a little lettering to be a wedding souvenir, also came from WOCS:

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2016


jackiescrafts said...

Hope all goes well with your move next week. We are moving tomorrow so I know where you are coming from right now, my blogging has been very sparse since Christmas but hopefully normal service will resume fairly soon.
Take care and congratulations on your blogger of the month feature
Jackie x

Rachel said...

Congratulations, and good luck with the move!

D1-D2 said...

Congrats on being mentioned :)

Le trame della Galaverna said...

So beautiful

Favo de Mel said...

Passando para matar a saudade de ver lindas peças.

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

Congratulations! Your cross stitching is lovely.

crazyQstitcher said...

Congratulations on your Blogger of the month- though your work is always worth viewing.

Congratulations to Mr. Sir on his achievement and I hope you both have a great life in your new home.

zenuwpees said...

Superbe broderies j'aime la dame