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She is even doing a giveaway, (quick, drawing is Jan, 1...) so visit her blog and have a look for yourself. I really, really enjoy her work. You know when something strikes a cord deep within you, well Danita's art has this effect on me. Maybe because alot of her dolls have black hair like me? lol !
Friday, December 26, 2008
(picture used from Little House Needleworks site)
I haven't heard from Linda (winner of the Gingerbread Trio chart). I checked her profile to see if there is an email for her and there isn't, so the Gingerbread Trio chart goes to the first runner up:Louisiana Momma!!!! Congrats again Courtney!! I'll be sending your gift out to you. (too fun, eh?)
I also haven't heard from Lindsay (winner of the Peppermint Lane chart), she also didn't provide an email in her profile, so it will go to the first runner up :
(picture used from Country Cottage Needleworks site)
Sadie!!! Congrats to you, and I'll email you since you provided an email on your profile. :-)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Click here to see bigger pictures of the giveaway winners. I am having an awful time of posting large pictures of them. If any readers have any suggestions as to how I can post larger pictures, or how I can link to a large picture, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much and Happy Holidays!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Last up for the great giveaway (this is much more fun than I thought it would be...ha!) is Just Cross Stitch December 2008 issue with a beautiful piece of 32 count Belgium linen in 'Oyster' measuring 20"x27" (51 cm x 69 cm), great for a big project for many small ornaments, or a few medium sized projects. Those of you who dye your own fabrics, if you win this and decide to dye it, I'd love to see what you come up with.
If you'd like to win this giveaway, please leave a comment with your desire to win and an email where I can reach you. All winners will be chosen on Friday 12/19/08. If when I have picked winners and posted them here on my blog, and they don't respond within a week, the runner up will be selected the winner. Best wishes and good luck!
random.org list randomizer to get us a winner!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Way back when...(!-I'm so bad with dates...) I entered yet another giveaway sponsored by Mercy, and guess what? I won!!! And this is what I received:
Because I have been the recipient of two of the most lovely giveaways, I too, shall enter the giveaway extravaganza. Not in honor of anything or anyone in particular, but rather for the sake of doing something 'nice' and to show my appreciation for the generosity of the stitchers who have given of themselves so selflessly and abundantly.
So, I will organize several giveaways, look for details in future posts. Love to you all :-)
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I've admired this design for the longest time and now I have one of my very own to stitch. Thank you Mary Kathryn for designing and making this kit available to us all, and a special thanks to Carolyn for running the contest! I'm so happy :-)
Friday, October 10, 2008
I have registered as a volunteer and proudly display the Army of Women logo on my blog!
and leave a comment if you would like to win either of these wonderful gifts in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Not too long ago (back in August, lol), I was awarded the 'I Love Your Blog' Award by my friend, Dawn. Thank you, Dawn. I also love your blog and quite a few (lol) others. Every single blogger from the Fair & Square Friendship Exchange is awarded this as well because I have enjoyed and spent many an hour viewing their stitching and reading.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
...a few new books. From left to right:
Crafting Cloth Dolls by Gourley, a wonderful author and dollmaker: the patterns in the book do not require enlarging, and the instructions are quite easy, even for the beginner.
Sew Pretty Christmas HomeStyle, a Tilda book: I love pink and red, and she has over 35 crafts to make and the patterns in this book also do not need enlarging. There are pigs, geese, pixie dolls, angels, hearts, birds, etc...all things I love and I especially like that she doesn't rely on the traditional red and green for Christmas.
The Sampler Motif Book by Brenda Keyes: this book is chock full of motifs and samplers and ideas for finishing techniques. The best thing aside from the designs in this book is that I got it from PaperbackSwap.com basically for FREE! Cost me 1 credit, ha!
Lacy Crochet by Shufu-To-Seikatsu Sha: I was raised sewing and crocheting at my grandmother's knee, and although cross-stitching is my favorite type of needlework, crochet is right up there. The very best thing about this book is that instead of written crochet instructions the author uses diagrammatic instructions.
Today in the mail I received another set of squares from my partner Sue W as part of our Fair and Square Friendship Exchange. I absolutely love what Sue stitched for me: on her postcard to me she said it's a Brittercup design. I had seen this stitched and wanted to stitch it for myself 'someday', but now I don't have to! She embellished the design square with a tiny pair of scissors, so cute...thanks so much, Sue! (Did I mention that I love these exchanges? :-P)
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
What do you think, trivial, or a neat little trick?
A cute little design rescued from a local thrift shop for .50 cents! Appears that it was stitched on muslin free hand in cross stitch. Unfortunately no date or location, but precious just the same.
Monday, September 29, 2008
The fabric on the back is a checkered homespun exactly like the fabric trim in the picture below.
I used off white cotton lace, fabric homespun trim, antique buttons, and a silver dangling heart on the right side of it for fun. I'm very happy with the way it came out. (click on picture to make image larger).
Stitched on 28 or 32 count linen, not sure of color using DMC cotton threads. My favorite part of this design aside from the saying is the oddly shaped hearts. :-)
Friday, September 26, 2008
Seems we both were crazy about the design perhaps another type of exchange like 'stitch the same thing for another stitcher' is in order, lol.
I am really loving these exchanges, they allow us to work on our own projects as well as exchange smalls with a special partner :-)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
2. Your significant other? M
3. Your hair? black
4. Your mother? M
5. Your father? A
6. Your favorite thing? kids
7. Your dream last night? forgot
8. Your favorite drink? water
9. Your dream/goal? accomplishment
10. The room you’re in? den
11. Your hobby? stitching
12. Your fear? nothing
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? alive (lol)
14. What you’re not? confrontational
15. Muffins? Chocolate
16. One of your wish list items? samplers
17. Where you grew up? Ct
18. The last thing you did? chocolate
19. What are you wearing? combination
20. Favorite gadget? needle
21. Your pets? cat
22. Your computer? HP
23. Your mood? great
24. Missing someone? C
25. Your car? cadi
26. Something you’re not wearing? bra
27. Favorite store? thrift
28. Like someone? yep
29. Your favorite color? pink
30. When is the last time you laughed? morning
31. Last time you cried? morning
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Here is the other sewing machine I've started stitching from the same chart:
Oh, note to Meari, these are the 6 x 6 q-snaps, the design size is 40 or so stitches by 50 or so stitches. I doubled up on the felt because the linen is thin. I love using the 6 x 6 q-snaps for this size project, the only drawback is when you get to the ends of the design when ending or starting a new thread, you may have to slide the clamp off the q-snap to allow the needle to pass straight under the existing stitches so as not to disturb them and loosen them too much. I left about 2 inches around the design size for finishing and to lay over the q-snap so the clamp can hug it properly and securely.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
...squares that I stitched for my partner, Paula C were received, and she loves them! The design is from the JCS Halloween issue. I just loved stitching that weird cat. Stitched on 32 count raw linen using silk, GAST and DMC threads. I'm not a big satin stitch fan, but these didn't come out so bad afterall, lol.
The Fair and Square Friendship Exchange blog can be found here.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
My sweet friend, Dawn, received the lil kitty and beaded fob I made for her. It is such a joy for me to make sentimental little things for my special friends.
I also made her a card which can be seen here. I scanned the finished gift onto cardstock paper using the magazine page as background, ripped the edges added "pawprints", and a few remnants of materials used.
I used a cute pattern from a 1998 Leisure Arts magazine to sew the kitty (gingham and denim) and stitched a little kitty playing with yarn on it's body (32 count linen). The buttons are from my grandmother's collection. Ribbon and a couple of beads as embellishment, and kitty was complete. I love the effect.
She did a great job of photographing what I sent. It earned a seat in Dawn's place of honor. LOL, I was longing to see it there. :-P
Friday, August 15, 2008
(click photo for larger view)
Thursday, August 14, 2008
MelissaB has kindly awarded me the Brilliante Weblog Award. Just the thought of another stitcher thinking of me and visiting my blog is thoughtful enough, and I appreciate it. I have decided to use this award in a new way--to those who are new to me and/or have taken out the time to leave a comment/email, sort of a 'hi, Lisa!' --so I pass it along to: