Thursday, January 21, 2010

first 2010 finish and winner of giveaway #2






Greetings from soggy California! As with last week, I have been stitching on exchange pieces so I dont' have a lot to show, but I did hear from my partner in the BBD exchange that she has received my offering, so I can finally show off my first finish of the year.



This is BBD's "Summer Iris" without the border and the little birds and with the addition of some vintage buttons, done on Silkweavers evenweave with the recommended floss. I decided to make another attempt at making a fabric-covered box, which turned out much better than the last box in that it actually can be opened and closed without the use of pulleys or pliers or other similar instruments...


And since I have nothing else to show, on to the winner of giveaway #2: I used a random number generator this time to come up with the winner, Hazel! I will send you an e-mail later and get this out in the mail as soon as I can swim to the post office.




I am planning other giveaways since I still cannot see the bottom of my stash basket, but I have not had time this week to dig through it to see what's there--but it will be coming soon! I have been itching to break the first of my new year's resolutions and start something new--I have two gorgeous Quakers all kitted up--maybe I will have some stitching of my own to show in my next post. Until then, stay dry/warm and thank you for all the comments!

17 comments:

Emily said...

Your box is pretty, it's neat how the buttons are all different sizes.

Rene la Frog said...

Love the design on the box...great job

Mel said...

Congrats!!
It's a great finish.

Hazel said...

Love the finish! Oooh I'm so excited! That has made my day. x

Pumpkin said...

I heard and saw over the news how wet things were out there :o( I hope you are alright.

Beautiful finish!

Congrats Hazel :o)

Linda said...

What a sweet finish, your exchange partner is going to love it.

Congrats to Hazel on her win.

Happy stitching, hugs, Linda

Ranae said...

What a fabuous BBD finish
I love it!

Meari said...

You did a fabulous job on it. Congrats on your first finish of 2010!

Congrats to Hazel on winning your giveaway. :)

Carol said...

Very pretty box.
I like some of the other projects you are working on as well.

Jo said...

Your Summer Iris is so lovely, very fresh looking, congratulations.

Blu said...

Very pretty! Glad that the box works!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely finish.

Marl

Vicki in CO said...

Congrats on your first finish for 2010! Great project.

Congrats to Hazel!

Carolyn NC said...

Fantastic finish!

staci said...

I love this! Your stitching and finishing are so pretty :)

Nancy M said...

Congrats on number one! Your finishing looks great too!

Lisa F. said...

I love this piece, Marjorie! You did a beautiful job...the buttons were a really nice touch. I would love to stitch this...I'll have to add it to my wish list!

Lisa F. in PA