Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy and safe Halloween. My kids and I aren't doing too much this one. This as you see is an old finish for me from 2004 called Hat's Off to Halloween by Lizzie Kate. Hat's has been languishing in my finished box till now. It is done on a Heatherfield linen with Gentle Arts threads. It is framed with no glass and a little puff under it. It's one of my first pieces where I learned how to use over dyed thread. I'd like to think that I have grown some since I first stitched this piece.

This is Moon Witch a free pattern from The Primitive Needle. I just love her as well. I can't remember what fabric she is on but, she is stitched in over dyed threads.

Up next for me is a blog makeover. Since blogrolling is shutting it's doors my blog links may not work for a bit. I am on a wait list for The Design Girl to redo my blog as I am seriously challenged when it comes to adding and deleting things on here. So please bear with me if you notice links not working.

I have finally gotten the last two Blackbird pieces framed and will show you those the next post as well as my modest sampler wall.

Anyway, have a great Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thank You and Giveaway Winner's

I just wanted to say a huge thanks to all of you who wished me well on my twenty years of nursing. I truly can think of nothing else I would rather be than a nurse and though it can be frustrating some days I do love it! Thanks for sharing in this milestone with me.

Now the winner's are as follows:

Giveaway #1
Stitch or No Stitch - Margaret

Giveaway #2
The Auld Grey Mare -Lynda B.

Sari's Crossed Stitches -Sari

Congratulations to you all!

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Finish and A Giveaway!

This sweet little finish was completed at retreat and is called Harvest Moon. It is by Threadwork Primitives . I am not quite sure about how I will finish this yet. It was stitched on a scrap piece of overdyed fabric with Weeks threads. Retreat was fun and relaxing. The best part was spending time with good people who love needlework as much as I do! Alas, forgot I my camera so no pictures.

Now, I hinted at a giveaway the last time I posted and I thank you all for the comments on my finish and more importantly my 20 years of nursing which officially was October 16th. So to honor that milestone I am going to give away the following. In order to participate-please just leave a comment and indicate which give away you would like to win. You may put your name in all three. I will draw using the random number generator. It is not necessary to post it to your blog. Please leave an email address where I can contact you in case you win. Good luck and thanks again for all your visits, comments and friendship.Comments will close Sunday night and I will draw the winner's on Monday afternoon October 25th.

Give Away #1
Halloween Greetings by Blackbird Designs
Halloween Garden by The Primitive Needle (pattern only)
Sonia Gingher Scissors

Give Away #2
Count LeScarrot by Just Nan (will include Rainbow Gallery Fuzzy Stuff for hair)
Pretty Wicked Whimzi Mat(includes pattern and scrap of fabric)
Mill Hill Trick or Treat beaded kit

Give Away #3
Toil and Trouble by Erica Michaels
Wanda Witch Kit by Shepherd's Bush
White Pumpkin Patch by By The Bay Needleart
Butterfly Thread Winder by Kelmscott Designs

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Spring Fling Finish

I finished up Spring Fling by Blackbird Designs today. It's Loose Feather's Number 13. I used the recommended 30 count Glen Ellyn Blend fabric with Gentle Arts threads. This makes sampler number 5 for my wall. I did have a dye lot issue with my dried thyme and avocado, was able to work out the avocado but unable to fix the thyme which is a little annoying.

Coming up next is retreat and I have started several new projects which are Old Settlement, Halloween ABC's and Halloween Garden. I am hoping to start Jenny Bean's Friendship Sampler. I am also in the process of kitting up This is Christmas by RTR.

Thanks for all the fantastic comments on my framing. My favorite would have to be Quaker Garden out of them all, with ROWmance running a close second.

Also, stay tuned for a stitchy giveaway to celebrate my 20th year of nursing! Have a blessed weekend!