Sunday, September 19, 2010

blasts from the past and S.A.B.L.E. giveaway

I know, two posts in two days...either feast or famine with my wee blog : ) I was looking through some photos of vacation yesterday, this being one--one thing they have lots of in PA is corn--and remembered that I had taken pictures of some cross stitch in my parents' house that I gifted them over the years.

I'd like to say I remember the names of these designs but I don't--I think the blue house pillow was from a cross stitch book. The other pillow is a Prairie Schooler design but I don't know which one. My DD thought it very odd that I was photographing pillows.

Kinda difficult to get good pictures of framed pieces because of the flash/glass interaction, but I took a few anyway. This is the Goode Huswife's 1824 Penny Rug sampler, one of my favorite pieces that I've gifted to someone else. At least it's still in the family : )
and another Goode Huswife piece,
Pennsylvania Quilt Pincushion (I think).

I heard from Mayte that she did receive my replacement BBD exchange (whew) but I will have to wait to borrow one of her photos since I neglected to take one myself.

On to what I'm sure you've been waiting for, the giveaway! I've been on a list-making spree lately and that included a list of my current WIPS and charts waiting to be stitched. This as you can imagine was a bit scary--about 15 WIPS/UFOs and some 56 charts as yet untouched, and another pile of charts of things already stitched. So I've hit S.A.B.L.E., I'm sure...and there are things due to be released at market that I've already decided I cannot live without, SO here's the giveaway--and since this photo will not cooperate, a list:
1) BBD Peacock Pinkeep
2)The Goode Huswife Raven's Roost
3) The Primitive Needle Follow Me
4) LHN's Poinsettia House
5) Carriage House Sampling's Samplers in Miniature
6) Notforgotten Farm's Pennsylvania Pillow
7) La D Da's Mocking Bird
8) Carriage House Sampling's Matter's Choice
9) Carriage House Sampling's Fall's Gifts, and
10) Stacy Nash's Liberty Sewing Pouch.
If y'all want individual pictures of any particular chart on the list, just let me know. I've stitched most, not all, of these. Though I have a harder time parting with things not yet stitched since I always think, maybe someday... some of my others which have been in my possession for years (decades?) will no doubt be offered up later this year. If anyone is interested in this batch, just leave a comment on this post. I will draw a winner in one week on next Sunday. Good luck!


Margaret said...

I love seeing all your pieces -- that Prairie Schooler pillow is my favorite of the bunch. Thanks for the giveaway -- I'd love to be entered.

Catherine said...

Love all your sitchy goodies that you have gifted your parents! Those pillows are great.

Fantastic give away - I'd love a chance to give them a home!

Thanks and good luck to everyone!

Meari said...

Nice pieces that you have to your parents.

A tip on photographing framed pieces... stand at a slight angle to the glass and you won't get the glare.

I'd love to be included in your giveaway please!

Meari said...

P.S. I guess I should've read this blog first before commenting on the other lol. Glad to hear Mayte received the exchange package!

angel parker said...

I enjoyed looking at all of your finished work. I would love to be included in your giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog Your pillows are beautiful I am going to follow you thanks for the giveaway I would love to try for the pinkeep I have nerver made one before

Thanks Donna

Vicky L said...

The Prarie Schooler pillow is gorgeous! Your stitching is wonderful!
A very generous giftaway. Please include me Thank you!

Vanessa said...

There isn't one thing listed that I would not love to have. Please enter me in your givewaway, and all your work is beautiful.

Flaglady8 said...

Love your work especially the Prairie Schooler pillow. Such beautiful stitching and finishing!

Please include me in your generous give away! Thanks!

pj said...

Looks like the PS pillow is everyone's favorite. Would love to know the design as I have not seen it before. Can you post if you find it? Thanks...pj

Sheila said...

Your stitching is lovely, love them all.
Would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Kimberly R. said...

All of your finishes are beautiful!!
I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway - Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love to be in the drawing.You have
wonderful stuff ,love you profile..

Tatkis said...

Your pillows are so beautiful!
And a giveaway - what a great idea! Please, count me in :)

Best wishes,

Tracey said...

Look at all those beautiful finishes! Wow! I did that at my parents house once, but mom's a fellow stitcher so she understood! Not sure if I had any kids yet back then. Please enter me in your giveaway, some of my favorites are in there! :)

Bronny said...

I've a couple of cross-stitch cushions too - they're on MY couch - Mum liked my stitching, but was not much of a cushion gal. She did appreciate the stitching though! It's always nice to gift your stitching to somebody who will appreciate it!
Thank you for this chance to enter your giveaway - they all look like designs that I'm starting to stitch more and more.

Cath said...

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway please .

Love the pics of all your stitching.

Ruth said...

Your work is stunning. Love the picture at the eging of your blog the horse and buggy and bridge. I sure would love to be entered in your give-a-way. Hope to see more of your work soon. Happy Stitchin

Carolyn NC said...

Your pillows and pics of your stitching are beautiful! How nice that you've been able to get pics of them now. I'd love to enter your giveaway - thanks for the chance!

Chris said...

Your stitching is lovely. I wish I had more time to stitch!

I would still love to be entered in the giveaway .

Thanks for sharing!


Deborah said...

Love the pillows that you made for your Mother. Thanks for letting me enter your giveaway.

Ellen said...

Wonderful charts! I would love to be included in your giveaway.


Deborah said...

Fantastic giveaway!! Love your blog!!

Love and Hugs!!

Lyn said...

I love how all your projects turned out! You stitch beautifully!

Could you enter me in your giveaway?


Anne Sans Tete said...

Lovely work! Thank you for the chance to win these patterns!!!

- Lisa N.

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing your stash. Love your blog!

vEr0n!c@ said...

Please enter me for the giveaway. These are my favourites:
The Primitive Needle Follow Me
La D Da Mocking Bird
LHN's Poinsettia House
Thank you so much!

Carol said...

Just discovered your blog, Marjorie! What a great idea to photograph the gifts you've stitched for your parents over the years--I should do the same next time I'm up in NY...

I love the photo in your header--so peaceful looking!

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway--thanks for the chance :)

Pumpkin said...

Great pictures Marjorie! LOVE the penny rug :o)

Oh please! I'd love to have a chance to add more stash to my already overflowing pile ;o) ROFL! Thank you so much.

trillium said...

The blue house pillow looks very nice, and I spy a great owl on the PS sampler. Please enter me in the giveaway.

trilliumcreates (at) gmail DOT com

(Written like that to foil the bad guys)

Sadie said...

What lovely gifts you have stitched. I like the PS pillow :-)
Please count me in for your giveaway. Thanks x

Elaine said...

The pillows you made for your parents are beautiful.
I would love to enter your generous give-away.
I;m having one on my blog too.

Dee L said...

I think you're amazing to be in so many exchanges with work and kids! Please enter me in your generous giveaway.

Diane said...

Your older finishes are terrific! My DD thinks I'm a little off, too, especially when I take about 6,000 shots of a little ornament finish, just to settle for one (still crappy) picture to post on my blog. :)

I would love to be entered in your drawing. Thank you!

Oh, and I learned by trial and error that if I rotate my pictures within the camera before uploading them to the computer, they stay oriented the way I want them when I subsequently upload them to Blogger.