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Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx

Monday, 27 July 2009

Rather than buying any new sewing stash (I literally have drawers full of sewing things), I have been "persuaded" (ordered!) by my stitching friend Susan to complete some of my Works in Progress before I buy anything new. My list of Works In Progress is very long!! But I am pleased to report that last night I finished one of my WIP list - this lovely antique effect "Home is where my heart blooms" sampler. The fabric is dyed to make it look old and I think it works really well. I really love this little sampler and although the 2008 date is a stark reminder of when I started this project rather than when I finished it, I can't wait to get it framed and hung on the wall. Susan does this mean I can buy something new now??!!!!

7 comments:

Heatherfeather said...

This turned out so pretty. I used to do the same thing, Hannah - accumulate crafting projects. I had several large plastic tubs filled with unfinished projects, as well as a heaping assortment of doodads and ribbons. I ended up picking out the things I liked best and worked on those, and then gave away/sold the rest.

Lucy said...

I'm in awe - this is so pretty!

Kitschen Pink said...

Sigh! Just beautiful. Of course if this is the quality of WIP you have on the go then why buy new!?!(Like I need to ask!) t.x

Marie said...

Love the sampler Hannah! You and I have very similar tastes when it comes to this type of cross stitch!

Rita said...

This is so lovely Hannah!

Anonymous said...

I also have WIP but now I am confined to home 1 week in every 4 (hubby undergoing chemo ) I hope to get some finished . !!!

katleen said...

What a coïncidence... This summer I'm watching Masterchef on the Belgian Television, (and I'm your fan !!! ), and now I discover you are also a stitcher !! And we have the same taste in stitching !!

I stitched this chart some months ago, I'm a big Blackbird Designs fan !