Friday, December 2, 2011

Stashmas Gift

Hello. Yesterday I celebrated Stashmas. It's a program that is done on the Cross Stitch Forums I belong too. They realize that everyone doesn't celebrate Christmas but should still be able to have a gift in the month of December. My Stashmas partner who sent to me was JazzeyBear (sorry no blog). She sent me a lovely cross stitch kit with the saying live, love, & laugh, a piece of antique white 28 ct. Jobelan, and 4 Perle Coton balls. Here is a picture:

The piece of Jobelan I can't wait to start stitching on that, possibly a piece of Hardanger....hmmmm. The possibilities are endless.

Thank you again Jazzey. The stash you sent has come to a good home and will be loved for a long time :-).

Keep On Stitchin'....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hooked on Stitches Blogoversary Giveaway

A blog I discovered through Golden Angel Works is having a blogoversary giveaway of a lovely stitching by the owner of the blog Hooked on Stitches. Her name is Angela and she is giving away a choice of three different finishing techniques for a stiched piece by her if you follow her blog. Here is a picture of one of the finishing techniques you can choose:

It's a box. I think by far this is my favorite finishing technique she does out of the 3 she shows. Don't get me wrong I like the pillows and the flat-folds too, but there's something about having a box to put your stitching stuff in or a secret treasure. :-)

Keep On Stitchin'....

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Scissors Fob Received in England

My Cross Stitch Forums Exchange Receiver received her fob on April 6th. I'm glad it arrived safely and intact there relatively quickly from the states :-). Here is a picture of the fob I sent:

Included in the package was a light yellow 28 Ct Jobelan and a Bunny cross stitch kit. I did the fob in Assisi and used an overdyed silk from Caron. I am enjoying my time as a member of the Cross Stitch Forums.

I'm sorry I'm late in posting this, but you must know that I've been sicker than a dog the last few weeks. Now I'm suffering from laryngitis and anyone I talk to on the phone now can distingush me from my family, yay, I think, lol.

Keep on Stitchin'....

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Scissor Fob Exchange

I joined a new on-line community recently and jumped right into the exhcange that was currently open. It was a scissor fob exchange. The theme was Easter. I've finished mine and will be sending it off next week, probably Monday :-). I recevied my fob from Linda. (Click on Linda's name to see her work). I thoroughly enjoyed receiving the fob she put together for me. Here is a picture:

She also included atwo DMC flosses one a Christmas green and the other a varigated orange, and a piece that is bookmark sized of an 18 ct Aida handdyed and called Autumn Splash. I think I have a bookmark in mind for this color.

Thank you so much Linda for a lovely package :-).

Friday, March 4, 2011

Frog Exchange

I belong to the I Love Cross Stitch yahoo group (<--Click on I Love Cross Stitch to go to the ILCS group site). Recently, they lost a long time member named Rene. In honor of her memory they decided to hold a froggy exchange, she loved frogs :-). It could be anything that was small; a bookmark, scissor's fob, needlekeep, etc. I looked on the internet and I found on-line a free pattern for a frog biscornu (<--Click on Frog Biscornu for a link to the site of the pattern). I selected that as my pattern before knowing who I was going to end up with in the exchange, fortunately, I ended up with Mel from Calgary (<--Click on Mel from Calgary to go to her blog). She didn't have a preference for the finished product, whew. We also were to include 3 specialty threads in the package. I chose a silk thread from Thread Gatherer's in orange overdyes, Weeks Dye works Violet, and a Rainbow Gallery Pebbly Perle. I thouroughly enjoyed this exchange and am glad that it arrived safely in Calgary after the weather we had experienced here in Colorado. Well here are the pictures of the items:

The Threads

The Frontside of the Biscornu

The Backside of the Biscornu

Keep On Stitchin'....

Edite on 3/4/11

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Redwork Giveaway

Over on the Hand Quilting blog, the writer Violette is having a superb giveawy of a redwork book and some patterns. I think this is a grand opportunity for anyone that wants to learn how to do redwork or is already experienced in it. So hop on over via this link and enter for your chance to win. If you happen to mention my name and blog that would be nice also as I'll get an extra entry myself. :-)