Sunday, March 13, 2011

two ta-da's and a giveaway


Well, as predicted I am once more back to my sparse postings. It's not that I don't have anything to show, or to tell, but I am at the bottom of the food chain in my house when it comes to computer access : ) I'd invest in a laptop but the kids would probably claim that too.

I had a couple of stitchy-butt weekends and finished up my Evening Shades the Garden while said kids were off at a party and on a class trip. This was done with the recommended overdyed floss on tea-dyed evenweave. One of my favorite finishes so far. This will be given a place of honor in my stitching room..if and when I get a stitching room...

My second finish was an oldie from my stash, Sparrow's Song from The Goode Huswife (and another lousy picture). This one I did on white evenweave with the recommended DMC, although I omitted the outer border. I am thinking about incorporating this finish into a small tote if I can overcome my laziness and dust off the sewing machine. I've been pretty good about buying charts this year so far...I admit I've acquired a few (only 3, actually) which is amazing since I pretty much want all the new BBD designs. I don't know how long this self-control will last...

Finally, my long-overdue 100-follower giveaway --now that I'm at almost 150 followers--which is also to celebrate DD's acceptance (with honors) to the school she had hoped to attend (I'm still getting used to the idea that my eldest will be a freshman in high school in a few short months)! It will be a bit of a surprise, mostly since I don't know everything that will be included at this point, but it will have one or two hand-stitched goodies made by me, a pair of Ginghers, charts, and miscellaneous stitchy items. To enter, 1) be a follower, old or new; and 2) leave a comment. Easy! I will leave this open until March 30 when a winner will be drawn.
Thanks very much for all your kind comments in the past. I am still having issues with my work computer so though I read all your blogs pretty much on a daily basis, you'd never know since I can't leave comments :( Hopefully I'll be able to resolve this problem soon! Until next time...

50 comments:

Cath said...

Love your finishes .
Please enter me for your giveaway .
Thanks .x

Debbie said...

Your stitching is beautiful! I love the colors on the sampler.

Chris said...

Congratulations! On so many things! Your finishes! Your daughter! And all you followers!
Please enter me in your giveaway.
Thanks for the chance.

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

Sparrow's Song is just beautiful and one I hope to stitch very soon! I think it would look great on a tote bag ~ I would just worry it would get dirty!!!

Congratulations on your daughter's entrance to highschool ~ college is literally around the corner ;o)

Would love to be entered in your giveaway! Been reading your blog for some time, just became an official follower today ~ for some reason I equate following a blog in Google reader means I've become a follower ~ not necessarily true!

Lauralee >^.^<

Donna's Stitching said...

Congrads on have 150 flowers and tell your daughter congrads on her achivenment you both have somthing to be proud about I love your stitching and since I need a pair of sissors please entem I am a follower of your blog thanks Donna

luvmyqsnaps@yahoo.com

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Hi Marjorie, I'll pass my giveaway chance on to another, but wanted to compliment you on your finishes, Your tea dye fabby turned out reeeeally nice, two gorgeous finishes. Evening Shades is new to me and especially nice, congrats!

Margaret said...

What beautiful finishes! I love them! You're so sweet to have a giveaway. Thank you! Congratulations to your DD -- that's a big deal for sure! Oh, and Mia says she accepts the invitation from your cats. :D

htimcj said...

Great stitching! Congratulations to your daughter for getting accepted to her first choice school!
Heidi-ILCS

Jennifer said...

Love your finishes (crappy pictures and all)!

Please count me in the giveaway!

Mouse said...

Thanks for the chance of entering the give away:) I am a follower and have been for wee while :0.. congrats again to your daughter and the amount of your followers too :)love mouse xxxx
www.talesofastitchingmouse.blogspot.com

socialsue said...

Congratulations on your DD for being accepted into her school of choice. I am an old follower and I have been enjoying ur blog. Please enter my name in the give-away. Thanks,

socialsue
wwww.socialsue.blogspot.com

Me 2 U Primitives said...

Hi - glad to have found your blog. I am a new follower. Please enter me to win your giveaway. I am also having a giveaway on my blog, so if you have time, please take a look at it. I love your work and will check your blog often. Trish

Hazel said...

Beautiful finishes and of course I would love to enter your giveaway! I am an old follower!! xx

Kitten said...

Beautiful Work. Please enter me too.

Nancy said...

Love your stitching. Congrats to your daughter for her acceptance to the school of her choice. Please enter me into your drawing. I am a fairly new follower but am enjoying your blog.

marylin said...

very beautiful

have a good day
marylin FRANCE

Emily in NC said...

Great finishes, it's always good to get some older things done before starting something new. Congrats to your daughter, how exciting. Please include me in your giveaway. Thanks

grannystitches said...

Hi Marjorie your stitching is fantastic! I enjoyed your blog and became a follower! Please enter me in your giveaway! Have a wonderful day! Kim C kimanncurry@yahoo.com

Pam in PA said...

Congratulations on all of your accomplishments & your daughter's acceptance. Your stitching is beautiful! Please enter me in your drawing for the giveaway.

Lynette Porter-Tinnel said...

Congratulations! I love your finished projects. They are beautiful!

Catherine said...

Congratulations to your daughter!

Beautiful finishes! I love all the BBD patterns as well!

Please count me in for your draw - I'd love a chance!

Lelia said...

beautiful needlework! Wonderful projects. I've been a follower for awhile ; )

Nancy M said...

Nice finishes, dust off that sewing machine! Your chance to be the top of the food chain will come soon enough, believe me! I follow your blog through my google reader. I'd love a chance to win.

Ellen said...

Both finish are gorgeous! I would love to enter your giveaway, thank you.

Hugs,

Sheila said...

Beautiful finishes.Please enter me in your giveaway, I'm a follower.

Andrea said...

Gosh, I just LOVE your Sparrow Song!! Gorgeous! I really need to pull mine out and give it another try...it's a WIP, but tossed aside as I wasn't enjoying the fabric. Hmmm...need to rethink it!

Love your blog!

Vicky L said...

Your finishes are wonderful.
Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

Kimberly R. said...

Congratulations!!
I'd love a chance to enter your giveaway :)
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Carol said...

I've never seen "Evening Shades the Garden" before--what a perfectly lovely finish. And the tea-dyed fabric is perfect for it. I really need to get up my nerve and try dyeing some myself :)

Congratulations on 150+ followers! Who can resist a giveaway--I'd love to be included. Thanks for the chance...

Deborah said...

Love both of your finishes. Congrats on all the followers and thanks for having wonderful giveaway.

Harvestangel said...

Hi Marjorie, I'm a new follower and I totally sympathize with you about computer usuage. I have a hard time getting to use mine as well. lol

Your finishes look great.

Please include me in your giveaway, thanks.
cherokeewild38@yahoo.com

Moon_Child said...

You do beautiful work. I love samplers myself and I absolutely adore your sparrow. I'm a new follower to your blog. Thank you very much for this lovely giveaw2ay opportunity :-).

Moon

Pumpkin said...

Stunning finishes Marjorie! You should be proud :o)

I've been a Follower for quite awhile now, so please include my name in your giveaway :o) Thank you!

Amanda said...

So you have to apply to high schools where you live? We don't even have a choice of schools here! Congrats to your DD for getting into the one she wanted. My son was a freshman this year and my daughter is a first grader. It will be a shock for me when she is a freshman!

I love your finishes. I hope you post a pic of your tote, if you do incorporate that cute Sparrow's Song finish into one.

I haven't even had one cross stitch finish this year. I need to stop being lazy stitchy lady.

I would love to have a chance to win, so please include me in your drawing. Thanks so much!

Lisa said...

Beautiful finishes! I especially love your latest one...Shades in the Garden. Good luck on the stitching room....I don't think I'll ever get mine! Darn kids.... :-) Please enter me into your very generous giveaway.

lisalfeltman@gmail.com

C in DC said...

Congratulations to your daughter. That's fabulous news.
Please enter me in your giveaway.

chrisstitches said...

cute samplers
thanks for sharing
chris b from i-love....

Berit said...

Gosh, loving it! I don't think I can pick a favorite between these two--wonderful additions to your collection! :D I am *SO* annoyed with the biscornu I'm stitching right now. Really wanting to be admiring it finished, but not a fun stitch! Feels like it's been a while since I enjoyed something fully while stitching. Maybe b/c I have too many undone bits left on projects I put aside breathing down my neck. ;)

I'd love to be included in your giveaway. I don't own any Ginghers yet, and you have such great taste that I'm sure it'll be a fab package. :D

P.S. Just noticed "Sophie": Adorable!~ Red Foxes = Yes!

Diane said...

Many congratulations, Marjorie! Love your finishes! A big Woo Hoo! on your daughter's school news! And to lots of followers!

I'd love a chance to be included in your giveaway! Thanks!

Julie said...

I love your blog and all your stitcheries! i love the tea dyed projects! Thank you for being so generous with this giveaway!

Meari said...

Congrats on both your finishes, and to your DD's acceptance. Woo Hoo! Happy dancin' all around.

What a great giveaway. Please include me. I've been your follower for a while.

Have a great week!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What wonderful finishes, Marjorie! I especially love Sparrow's Song - Ive not seen that pattern before I don't think and I love all things GH! Very pretty!

Congrats to your DD! I wish her much success in her new school.

Katrien said...

congrats on your 160 followers!
Your stitching looks great.

Kimmy said...

I love your style! I love the warm colors and designs that you use and that you have the Dogs in Danger banner on your blog; I have 7 dogs and I'd have more if I could save one from a heartbreaking situation.
Please enter me in your give away.
Blessed be!

Mary said...

Both of the finishes are beautiful!

Congrats to your daughter!

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks.

Blu said...

Lovely finishes!

Congrats on 150 followers! Please count me in for your giveaway.

Pat Matejcek said...

Your stitching and finishes are beautiful! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
Pat

Shelley said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway!!

Your stitching is beautiful.

MaryT said...

Love your finishes and all the family news is wonderful too.
Please enter me in your giveaway too:)

Mary Louise

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations on your 150th follower. You are at 163 now. Way to go!
I would love to be entered in your giveaway.