Monday, February 29, 2016

February Week Five Giveaway

Well, here we are - the last day in February and the last giveaway for the month celebrating my three year blogiversary.

First is a cross stitch kit by The Nutmeg Company. I purchased several kits from The Nutmeg Company when I was lucky enough to be part of a needlework tour in and around London. One of many highlights was the needlepoint show at Alexandra Palace.


Next is a kit called "Dolly's Slipper" by Gentle Pursuit Designs


Here is a pattern by Hinzeit - complete with the charms. You'll have more than enough time to stitch this cutie before Halloween.


Last, but not least, a pattern by Rosalie Quinlan Designs. I love, LOVE this pattern, so I know whoever wins this giveaway will love it as much as I do.


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 28, 2016

February Week Four Giveaway.....and the Winner is......

DH helped me out again and drew names for this week's giveaway - and the winner is.....


Congratulations, Renee! 

If you haven't visited Renee's blog, pop on over to Living My Dream. She's a talented stitcher and a Crazy Quilt Queen.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the final giveaway gift(s) - hope you'll be enticed to enter and join in on the fun.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Two Patterns - Spoken For

Just a quick post to let everyone know the two patterns I offered to share in my previous post are spoken for.

In the meantime - look for the winner of the Week Four February Giveaway at Noon CST this Sunday (28FEB).....and the last giveaway posting on Monday (29FEB).

Cheers!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Two Patterns to Share and 824 is 824 is 824

I just finished the sampler from JBW Designs, "French Country ~ ABCs". My trepidation about getting more of DMC 824 was unfounded. The colors matched perfectly.


I also got caught up with the ABC SAL designed and hosted by Ele at Busy Hands Craft. If you'd like to join the SAL, pop on over to Ele's blog and ask to join. The more, the merrier! Here's block 4:


I want to share two patterns with you all - the Dog House Sampler by Little House Needleworks and the French Country ~ ABCs sampler I just completed. If you'd like to have one or both, leave a comment on this post. First come, first served.



Monday, February 22, 2016

February Week Four Giveaway

I love, LOVE Christmas. So, with that in mind, here are the gifts I'm giving away in the Week Four Giveaway.



From Bird Brain Designs, "A Yard of Snowmen Table Runner" kit; from Alice Peterson Company a "Stitch and Zip" preassembled needlepoint mini stocking kit; from All Through the Night Folk Art Designs, a kit called "Frosty Friends".



And - last, but not least - one of my all time favorite magazines, Mary Hickmott's "New Stitches" magazine, Issue 32. (Sorry, there's no free gift included with this one....I used it a long time ago). I've tried to find a date of when it  was published, but have been unsuccessful.....it was many years ago, for sure.

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 21, 2016

February Week Three Giveaway Winner.....

Once again, I put the names on sheets of paper and DH drew the winner...Gracie from Needles, Pins and Dragonflies



CONGRATULATIONS, GRACIE!!

I believe I have your address, but just in case.....please email me and I'll send your gifts out next week.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for the February Week Four Giveaway!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

FNSI and Feeling Yukky

Well, saying it has been an interesting week is putting it mildly. We had company over the weekend and they left a gift of the Norovirus. Fortunately DH was unscathed.....wish I could say the same. I don't remember being that SICK for years and years. Good news: I lost 3 pounds. However, I wouldn't recommend the regimen.

Now that my whining is over - I was able to do some stitching while languishing in the recliner streaming Netflix.

Finished "Dog House Sampler" from Little House Needleworks. It still needs to be pressed.....


Joined in the SAL hosted by Ele at BusyHandsCraft.  For each square, I'm using up some of the bits of linen (and potentially Aida) I have laying around....then will make them up into.....who knows what? I'll surprise myself - <G>  I managed to get two done....with the exception of some stitches for Day 2, as I  don't have DMC 169 on hand. I'll pick that up when I'm feeling better...next week. Day 4 was just released today...
Day1


 Day 2


The designs are so FUN to stitch, they take about an hour (or less) to complete. If you want to join in on the fun, pop on over to Ele's blog and ask to join.


Last night, I joined in on FNSI hosted by Wendy at Sugarlane Designs and stitched some of "French Country - ABCs" sampler from JBW Designs.


I didn't have the DMC color suggested on the chart, so chose DMC 824. Now I'm fretting I won't have enough to finish the sampler and will have to get more. I've noticed some of the DMC colors of the same number are a bit off in color these days...not sure why - I always found comfort knowing 824 was 824 was 824. Now, not so much. SIGH. Anyway, cross your fingers.

DON'T FORGET - tomorrow is the draw for week THREE of my February Giveaways. If you want to participate, please see my previous post. I've got more in store for Week 4!



Monday, February 15, 2016

February Week Three Giveaway

I'm a romantic at heart. I love the romantic dresses of the Renaissance, Rococo periods - all the flowing gowns of times gone by. Mind you, I wouldn't have wanted to actually LIVE during those periods - I really, REALLY am fond of indoor plumbing and air conditioning - HA!

I guess this week's theme is "Queen Royale". 

I love antiques and vintage needlework. I've collected many pieces of needlework over the years and am including one of my favorites in this week's giveaway. It's a petit point piece that reminds me of Marie Antoinette and measures 6W x 7 3/4H (inches).


There is also a pattern from Barbara Willis Designs for a Victorian Scissor Case and Needle Keeper and a pattern from The Cat's Whiskers Design Studio called "The Queen's Treasure Chest" (complete  with pink hand dyed silk). I fell in love with all of these designs the minute I spotted them. Oh - there's also a bag of surprises - selected by me - too.

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 14, 2016

February Week Two Giveaway Winner Is....

I wrote names on slips of paper and put them in a bowl. DH drew the name.

CONGRATULATIONS, Ariadne! You won the "Theme of Hearts" goodies.


Ariadne, please email me your address and I'll post your prizes this coming week....after we dig out from our snow storm.

OK....I've got some more goodies to give away next week. Visit tomorrow and I'll post the Week Three Giveaway.

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.