Thursday, February 18, 2010

A kinda finish and two giveaways

I had hoped to have two "ta-das" today for the two houses I have been working on, but DS decided he was going to get sick this week, and this cut down both on my stitching time and more significantly on my sleep, so I have not had the energy to do much after arriving at home other than flop down on the couch and watch the telly. I did decide that Poinsettia House is finished enough for me. It's not just because I hate borders (I do), but I also liked the simplicity of it as it is. I also wanted to try framing it a slightly different way. On Yuko's blog (Be Happy!)--I would do the hyperlink thing but I don't know how--I saw pics of some lovely xs pieces she had framed with lace along the top and/or bottom border, and I wanted to do the same thing with PH here. (The lace is pinned in place here for purposes of illustration since I'm not sure yet I want to use this particular bit of lace, but you get the idea). Anyhow--ta-da! **Edited to add: Doh! Looking at this again, I noticed that I am missing a stem and leaf on the poinsettia--not quite as done as I thought!**

I have not put even one more stitch in Sibley Hall, which I hoped would be done today, due to the aforementioned lack of sleep, but hope to have another finish to show in my next post (crossing fingers). My pile of shiny new charts continued to call to me, so I broke down and started something new, Quaker Row from Midnight Stitching, on a piece of mystery Silkweaver evenweave using some gorgeous Waterlillies silks (Copper Penny or something like that. I am very bad about not keeping tags or labels so I am never quite sure what I am using). This one is a lot of fun and should go quickly (crossing fingers again).
Aside from this I have been working on another exchange piece for a biscornu exchange, so that's about it for show and tell. On to the giveaways--I am having two this time, since the giveaway items are very different. Here is #1:

Two OOP cat charts from The Goode Huswife, Minerva and Gracie. As with the previous giveaways, these will come with the necessary floss. They were "used" by me but are in good shape. I had at one time considered putting my OOP charts up for sale on eBay put I am much too lazy and not avaricious enough, so my laziness is your gain! Just leave comment on this post--make sure you specify giveaway #1.
And here is #2:
Here are three minature clothesline quilts stitched by me. Just don't ask who the designer is as I have no clue. I found these when I was cleaning out my stash basket recently--these were done when I went through a "country" phase a while back, and though they are cute, they are not quite my style anymore. They could be kept as-is for display, and I imagine they could be used as rugs/quilts for a doll house, or made into pincushions, or ?? I shall leave that up to the recipient. Make sure you indicate giveaway #2 when you comment.

That's all for now! I will draw winners on March 1. Thanks as always for your comments!

22 comments:

Lelia said...

Wonderful giveaways - Please add my name into giveaway#1! Thx

leliaevelyn at gmail dot com

Emily said...

Sorry to hear DS was sick, hope he is better or gets better soon. Know I won one already but enter me in giveaway #1. I just love those kitties.

Sadie said...

Hope your DS is better soon. I think Poinsettia house will look lovely finished with the lace. Nice start on your new wip too.
Please count my name in for giveaway #1
I love the cats ^..^

Meari said...

PH looks nice with the lace trim. Hopefully you'll get another finish in soon. :) Is DS better now?

Oh, please include me in giveaway #1.

staci said...

I hope your son is feeling better...those sleepless nights can be rough!

Very pretty stitching :) What a generous giveaway! Please enter me for #1, Thank You!!!

Linda said...

Hi Majorie, Poinsettia House is a sweet finish and I love the lace effect.

Cool give aways...please include me in #1.

Take care,hope you get some rest and your son is feeling better today...hugs,Linda

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Love your stitching! Can you please enter me in #1. I lost my kitty that looks just like those ones a few years ago. And thank you for your laziness! LOL
cynimin316@msn.com

Katrien said...

Your finish looks good like that. Love your new start.

htimcj said...

Beautiful finishes. I like the idea of the lace around the edges.
Heidi-ILCS

Rene la Frog said...

Congrats on the finish...nice stitching

minksncurl said...

Like your finish. Please include me in the drawing for #1

Anonymous said...

Not entering your give aways but thought you might like to know more about your wee quilts. They were kits from Cross My Heart. They had a series of about 4 at least consisting of 6 quilts in each series. They came in small white bags at first with mini clothes pins and twine to hang them up. The white bags were changed to brown bags and finally they were offered with wire hangers. Maria S.

Ranae said...

I didn't even notice the leaf was missing on your PH finish, lol
I will be looking forward to your next post on the Miss Hall

Please enter me for the #1, cat charts.
I have some of those little quilts, I beleive they came in a little brown bag with teeny tiny clothespins and some twine??!!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love the PH - the color of the house is just wonderful. Your idea for finishing sounds terrific! I also really like your other start - the Quaker Row - the color is very pretty! I would love to be entered into your giveaway and because I love The Goode Huswife, but don't love cats especially (at least not enough to stitch them but then, I'm a dog lover and wouldn't stitch a dog so I hope no one is offended), I'd love to be entered into the #2 drawing. I have an old doll that would love to have a little quilt sitting in her lap!
Thanks, Marjorie!

Deb said...

Marjorie, I'd love to be entered into drawing #2! I had to chuckle at your LHN piece and your forgetting to put in the stem and the leaf. I did that on a piece one time, but didn't catch it (actually I didn't put about five bird's legs in). Well, the piece went to the framers and it wasn't until I hung it on the wall that I realized what I had done. So to this day, they are legless! LOL

Pumpkin said...

Marjorie, you are too funny ;o) PH is lovely and the lace edge will add a nice touch. I never even noticed the missing stem!

I hope you DS is feeling much better now.

Hazel said...

Wonderful wips. I better not put my name down for the giveaway seeing as I won your last one - it just wouldnt be fair. x

pj said...

I love your WIP's...keep up the great momentum. Thanks for the chance to win a OOP chart from GH...Anne is my favorite desiger and I would love to win either but Gracie if I had to pick one. pj

Shelley said...

Please include me in giveaway #1!!

Teca said...

Mice giveaways,please include me in #1.

Conny said...

Love your PH, the colours are beautiful. Please add me to giveaway 1. Thanks!

KimV said...

Marjorie... I love your wips! and your finishes!!! and I would love to be in your giveaway: please sign me up for #2!
thanks!