Monday, February 8, 2016

February Give Away - Week Two

A hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Ellie for winning the giveaway for week one...the AH book. It will wing its way to her this week. Now....Week Two Giveaway....



I love the magazine "Needlepoint Now". It has loads of ideas, different stitches to try and projects to make.  The one I'm giving away is from February 2014....and is one of my favorites. Keeping with the "heart theme", I'm including a Queen of Hearts box (with undisclosed goodies inside <G>), and  a pattern, with material, to make the "Heart in Hand" pinkeep. 

Here are the details:

 - Each week I'll host a give away - the prizes will be posted on Mondays (February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th......yes it's a LEAP year ;)).
- Everyone who comments on that week's post will be eligible to win the gift of the week from me.
Open to everyone - worldwide
The winner's name will be drawn and posted on my blog on the following Sunday (February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, March 6th) at NOON CST.
- Please, PLEASE....if your name is drawn and you are a no-reply-blogger.....I'm sorry....I won't be able to contact you unless you've included your email in your comment. If so, another name will be drawn.
Please feel free to invite a friend to take part in this fun.
You do NOT have to be a follower, but I'd love it if someone isn't and became one of my followers.
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

February Week One Giveaway Winner Is.....

I wrote names of those who entered onto pieces of paper and asked DH to choose one. So, without further ado, the winner of the book "What Would Audrey Do?" is....


Congratulations, Ellie! Please email me your address and I'll post it to you next week. Enjoy!!

OK, Ladies, I've got some goodies in mind for the Second Week Giveaway. Don't forget to take a peek tomorrow to see what's up my sleeve. Don't forget to invite your friends to join in on the February Fun!

FNwF


Thank you to the sweet Dory for hosting FNwF. Here's what I was up to -


More stitching on sweet Cora's Christmas stocking.  Pop on over to Dory's to see what the other ladies have been up to.


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Don't Forget! - Tomorrow at Noon CST...

....is the drawing for Week One of my February Giveaways. See my previous post. That's all for now.


AND....speaking of GIVEAWAYS, check out Brenda's giveaway atTime 2 Xstitch

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Give Away - Week One

A few posts ago, I shared I wanted to make the month of February very special, as it marks the THIRD year I've been part of this wonderful world of blogging. I will give away items that bring special meaning to me. It may be a book, a chart or kit, you won't know until my Monday posts.

Here are the details:

 - Each week I'll host a give away - the prizes will be posted on Mondays (February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th......yes it's a LEAP year ;)).
- Everyone who comments on that week's post will be eligible to win the gift of the week from me.
- Open to everyone - worldwide
- The winner's name will be drawn and posted on my blog on the following Sunday (February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, March 6th) at NOON CST.
- Please, PLEASE....if your name is drawn and you are a no-reply-blogger.....I'm sorry....I won't be able to contact you unless you've included your email in your comment. If so, another name will be drawn.
- Please feel free to invite a friend to take part in this fun.
- You do NOT have to be a follower, but I'd love it if someone isn't and became one of my followers.
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Giveaway for WEEK ONE (February 1st)
If you remember,  I have a lot of respect for Audrey Hepburn. She was not only beautiful (inside and out) and a wonderful actress, she was also a selfless humanitarian. I read this book and really enjoyed it. I thought I'd lost it or loaned it out and hadn't gotten it back, so I ordered another copy. Guess what I found....in my bookcase....after the second copy arrived. You guessed it!  I now have two.


I look forward to your comments! Now - off to stitch.






Thursday, January 28, 2016

Meet Consuelo

I think you all know by now how much I love, LOVE the tiny porcelain dolls Dana Burton pours and paints. Dana is preparing to travel and give live classes...around the world. She is in great demand around the globe. Anyway, she needed some Guinea Pigs (aka "volunteers") to dress and wig a couple of the dolls she created for some of her live classes - to test out the directions, if the kits contained enough material, how long it took to dress and wig, etc. I immediately signed up.

I just finished Consuelo, one of the GP projects. I thought I'd gotten the majority of the frizzies, but see I need to go back and clean them up a bit. Maybe tomorrow. Here she is! Meet CONSUELO.



Conseulo - Porcelain Doll 5.75 inches high 






I can hardly wait to get my hands on the next doll to wig and dress!! YIKES! I'm addicted!!!

Monday, January 25, 2016

"What the HECK Have I Been Doing Lately?!?"

Yesterday, as I sat watching the Iowa Hawkeye Basketball game (GO, HAWKS!!), followed by the Denver/New England football game (GO BRONCOS! GO PEYTON!), followed by the Carolina/Arizona football game....I asked myself
"WHAT THE HECK HAVE I BEEN DOING THIS PAST MONTH?" 

It seemed like I hadn't accomplished anything. Then it hit me. I HAD been busy - and accomplished quite a bit. Here's the rundown:

1. I received a wonderful SURPRISE package form my sweet friend, Angela of "Wish I Were Stitching". It came all the way from Singapore! Here's what Angela sent:

One of the cutest Christmas cards and some yummy recipes:


A pair of scissors and some needles (Angela - I needed BOTH!)


And the neatest magazine from the UK chock full of great projects and patterns.


Thank you, Angela, for thinking of me and sending these lovelies.

2. Next, I went out to lunch THREE different days to meet three different friends (I rarely go out to lunch). Oh my, what fun catching up with everyone!!

3. I volunteered three different days to help support a local nursing home.

4. I attended a meeting for one of the organizations I belong to.

5. I started a new doll - Consuelo. OK, ladies - this may give you a giggle or two....I spent an entire afternoon playing with Sculpty clay trying to make high heels for her. After four hours (GASP!) of trial and error, here they are, baked to her feet, painted and embellished. TA-DA!!

I know, I know. You're thinking to yourself, "This took her four hours? Is she crazy?" Admittedly, those thoughts crossed my mind, too. And I would say the answer is "Yes" to both questions <G>

Here's Consuelo so far. The metallic trim is really, REALLY difficult to work with. Next, I'll embellish the lacy trim. Lastly will be the wigging and styling her hair.


6.  I've been working away at the Christmas stocking. I was really hitting it hard, as in spending hours and hours in one day working on it, but I found I needed to back off a bit. The joint in my right thumb was begging for a rest.


Managed to finish all the red robe and the mint green diamonds and the mint greens on her vest. Got a good start on the dark green on her robe.

7. Here's a petit point pillow called "The Falcon" that's finished:


8. Last, but not least, I booked my trip to visit my Captain Adorable, daughter and SIL in sunny Singapore!! AUGH! I'm so excited! I leave the end of March and will stay for three weeks. DH is staying home to look after the farm and the dogs. I can't believe I'll be traveling to the other side of the planet....all by myself. Talk about a brave, new me!



So......I guess I HAVE been busy. OH! I have one more thing - February is my third blogiversary. I decided I'm going to have a giveaway each week. Each week I'll select a name and send the winner(s) something I truly cherish or has given me inspiration. Stay tuned!