Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Koi Pond Stitched by Maria



Maria sent me this photo of her beautifully stitched and framed Koi Pond! Thanks, so very much, Maria, for stitching the design and sharing the photo but even more so for the kind, heartwarming message you sent with it!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Gingerbread Ornament Stitched by Sari






Sari has shared the photos of her Gingerbread Ornament she stitched using the Gingerbread Treasure Bag chart. It looks really cute on the dark brown fabric with the red and white cording and the backing fabric is perfect for it! Great job, Sari! Check out her blog for lots of other really cute finishes! Thanks for sending the photos!

Coffee Mug Mat Stitched by Wilma



Wilma has been very busy again! Look at the cute mug mat she finished up using the Coffee Mug Mat chart. Doesn't it look great stitched on the tea-dyed Aida with the DMC Variations floss?! I love the results - it really adds to the design! Thanks, Wilma, for sharing the photo! I can't wait to see what you do next!

Koi Pond Finish from Candace




Wow!! Another amazing finish from Candace! (I'm sure she stitches in her sleep!) She has made the most beautiful Stitcher's Wallet using the Koi Pond chart embellished with beads and lots of details - so creative and beautifully done!!! Thank you so much, Candace! You continue to dazzle us with your finishing skills and creative flair!

Weekly Drawing Number 7

This is for the last of the weekly drawings and will be held on Jan 4, 2009. I should be back home by then and hopefully a little more on schedule than the last two or three weeks.

Because of the prize choices of the previous winners, I have one of the Scissor Case and Fob Kits and one of the Pattern Maker CDs left so I will offer them once again. So if you really wanted to win one of these prizes, you have one last chance! Once again the winner of next Sunday's drawing will have their choice between:

Beaded Ribbon Scissor Case Necklace and Pincushion Scissor Fob Kit




The kit contains: Jacquard Ribbon, Fusible Fleece, Fusible Lining, Seed Beads, 2 large Decorative Beads, Rattail cord, Nymo Thread, Beading Needle and 2 pins.

Or



the Pattern Maker for Cross Stitch Starter Level CD which includes 150+ motifs and alphabet from Kooler Design Studio.


Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win the Scissor Case & Fob Kit or the Design Software CD - the winner will get to choose which prize they prefer. I'll announce the winner next Sunday evening (January 4, 2009) so be sure to check back to see if your name was drawn. The winner will need to contact me with their mailing address and their choice of prize so I can send it on its way. Thanks again for stopping by!

Hummingbird Triangle Scissors Case Finish by Hazel





Look at these beautiful photos of the Hummingbird Triangle Scissors Case stitched by Hazel!

She stitched it on Silkweaver opalescent 32 count in Stardust and said the effect is amazing. She said she thought she would use a different count fabric if she did it again, as the scissors only just fit into the pocket. It was Hazel's first triangle case and I thought she did a marvelous job of it!!Thanks so much, Hazel for sharing the lovely photos of your gorgeous finish!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

This Week's Drawing Won By.....



The winner of this week's drawing is Theresa! Congratulations! Theresa, please let me know which prize you choose and your mailing address, so I can get it mailed off to you.

Thank you to everyone that entered - I hope you will try again! There will be one more drawing like this next week. After that I think I will try to do one drawing per month with various prizes. So please check back even if you haven't won yet - maybe the next time!

Friendship Heart Stitched by Zaini




Zaini stitched the Friendship Heart and finished it as a cute floss tag! The pink ring tag really sets it off don't you think? I think she did a beautiful job on it and as always, I really appreciate seeing the photos of the finished piece. Thanks, Zaini!!

Scissors Fob Photos from Berit




I'm sooo proud of Berit - she did such a great job on this, her first, scissor fob!! I love the way she changed the colors to match the scissors. Berit is a new stitcher so this is a special accomplishment for her - her first completely finished project. We all know there is a big difference in stitching and stitching and finishing (I am one of the worst about this!) Thanks, Berit, for Stitching and Sharing! I'm looking forward to seeing more great finishes to come!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Gingerbread Treasure Bag Ornament Photo from Valérie




Valérie has kindly shared photos of the ornament that she stitched using the Gingerbread Treasure Bag chart. Great job, Valérie! (Check out her blog to see more great stitching projects!)Thanks so much for sharing the photos!

Busy Bees Needlework Set Photo from Gloria


Look at the cute set Gloria made using the Busy Bees Needlework Set charts! I love the way she added a covered tape measure! Thanks so much, Gloria!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Beautiful Finishes from Sheila




Sheila B sent photos of the beautiful biscornus she stitched using the Roberta's Flowers Biscornu and Guiltless Dragonfly Biscornu charts. They are just gorgeous and beautifully made! Thank you so much, Sheila, for sharing your beautiful work! I hope everyone will take a few moments to visit Sheila's photo albums - she has lots of great finishes to see - lots of biscornus and other stitching and some absolutely spectacular beadwork!

I have been so busy with work, the Tiny Treasures Exchange and now traveling to visit my family that I am sadly behind on posting all the lovely photos that have come in the last couple of weeks - a situation I am hoping to rectify this weekend. I must apologize to all the generous stitchers that have kindly shared their stitching photos and are patiently waiting for me to post them. I intend to have them all up before the end of the weekend and hopefully a new chart as well. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Drawing Number 6

I'm a day late in announcing the next drawing but as they say, better late than never. (This should be branded on my forehead as it seems to be my motto!)

Once again, it will be Winner's Choice. This may be the last of the PatternMaker CDs (depending on previous winners choice of prize.)


Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a Pattern Maker for Cross Stitch Starter Level CD which includes 150+ motifs and alphabet from Kooler Design Studio. (Same design software as last week, but with a different collection of pattern motifs.)
Or, if you prefer, you may choose these Seaton Scissors as your prize:




I'll announce the winner next Sunday evening (December 28, 2008) so be sure to check back to see if your name was drawn. The winner will need to contact me with their mailing address and their choice of prize so I can send it on its way.
Thanks for stopping by!

The Winner for Drawing Number 5

I got so busy with the Tiny Treasures Exchange partner emails that I just ran out of steam before I got to the weekly drawing, so I must to apologize for the delay. The winner for this week's drawing is Barbara L! Congratulations, Barbara! Please email me your prize choice and mailing address so I can get it off in the mail to you. Thanks to everyone that entered the drawing - I wish I could send a prize to each of you!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gingerbread Treasure Bag from Sandra



Sandra has shared a photo of her version of the Gingerbread Treasure Bag chart. Isn't it cute?! She is always stitching, sewing and quilting something! In fact one of her quilting projects inspired the Nine Lives and Quilt Cats Scissors Fobs designs that I posted back in May. Thanks, Sandra!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sandcastle Fob Photo from Alma Veronica


Alma Veronica has kindly sent a photo of her Sandcastle Scissors Fob! Thanks so much for stitching the chart and sharing the photo! Beautiful job - I love those beads and the shell charm she used! The weather here today is frigid - wish I was at the beach in the warm sun, playing in the sand......

Cheetah Needlework Set Photos from Lori


Lori has sent photos of her completed Cheetah Needlework Set! Isn't it wonderful?! I am so excited to see these charts getting stitched up and finished! Mine never seem to make it past the cross stitching part. Lori is another of those "overtime" stitchers I previously mentioned. You may remember the photos that I posted earlier of the Hummingbird and Dragonfly charts she finished, if not you will find them here. Thanks for sharing the pics, Lori! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed stitching the set and using it. Now you really need those Cheetah scissors!

Drawing Number 5

It has been a very busy week and weekend here so I'm a little frazzled tonight and not feeling very inventive so.....I'm going to offer the same prizes this week as last. (I hope no one will be disappointed.) I have another one of the Scissor Case and Fob Kits and another of the Pattern Maker CDs. So if you really wanted to win one of these prizes, you have another chance! Once again the winner of next Sunday's drawing will have their choice between:
Beaded Ribbon Scissor Case Necklace and Pincushion Scissor Fob Kit


The kit contains: Jacquard Ribbon, Fusible Fleece, Fusible Lining, Seed Beads, 2 large Decorative Beads, Rattail cord, Nymo Thread, Beading Needle and 2 pins.
Or
the Pattern Maker for Cross Stitch Starter Level CD which includes 150+ motifs and alphabet from Kooler Design Studio.


Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win the Scissor Case & Fob Kit or the Design Software CD - the winner will get to choose which prize they prefer. I'll announce the winner next Sunday evening (December 21, 2008) so be sure to check back to see if your name was drawn. The winner will need to contact me with their mailing address and their choice of prize so I can send it on its way.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

This Week's Winner is.....




Erlabjorke! Congratulations! Please email me and let me know which you want - the design software or the scissors case and fob kit - and your mailing address so I can get it in the mail to you.

Thanks to everyone that took the time to enter - I hope you will try again!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Snowflake Ornament Photo from Candace




Candace is one of those "overtime" stitchers I mentioned! Not only did she complete the entire Cheetah Needlework Set in record time she has already completed another project and again has done a magnificent job! This time she beautifully stitched and finished the Octagon Snowflake Fob embellished with lots of sparkly beads (oh, how I love sparkly things!) I just love getting to show off her finishes (she doesn't have a blog of her own.....yet!) Thank you, again, Candace!

Friendship Heart Photos From Brenda




Brenda from London sent photos of the Friendship Heart that she stitched and finished. Isn't it beautiful?! I love the pink fabric, pearls and ribbon! And if you look closely at the photo of the front you can see pink and green crystal bicone beads at the top! Thanks for Stitching and Sharing, Brenda!

Thank You!!!

I so appreciate all the kind comments and emails I've been receiving. It has been so fun doing the drawings - I hope everyone else is enjoying them as well! I have lots of new photos to post - lots of stitchers out there stitching overtime! I love it! Thanks for stopping by for a look, for stitching and sharing photos of my charts, for commenting and for entering the drawings, for emailing with suggestions and corrections, etc., etc. Thanks to you all for taking time from your busy lives to spend a little of it with me!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Drawing Number 4

Something a little different for this week's drawing.....

A Beaded Ribbon Scissor Case Necklace and Pincushion Scissor Fob Kit



The kit contains: Jacquard Ribbon, Fusible Fleece, Fusible Lining, Seed Beads, 2 large Decorative Beads, Rattail cord, Nymo Thread, Beading Needle and 2 pins.


OR.......





A Pattern Maker for Cross Stitch Starter Level CD which includes 150+ motifs and alphabet from Kooler Design Studio. (Same design software as before, but with a different collection of pattern motifs.)

Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win the Scissor Case & Fob Kit or the Design Software CD - the winner will get to choose which prize they prefer. I'll announce the winner next Sunday evening (December 14, 2008) so be sure to check back to see if your name was drawn. The winner will need to contact me with their mailing address and their choice of prize so I can send it on its way.

The Winner of Drawing Number 3 is........




Kany! Congratulations! Please send me your mailing address so I can get it in the mail to you!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I'm Soooo Excited!!!





The first entry for the Cheetah Needlework Set Drawing has arrived and it's a beauty!! Candace S. did an outstanding job on the whole set - beautifully stitched, expertly finished and very artistically embellished! Look at those details she added on the spine of the needle case! Thanks so much, Candace, for making my simple design look like a million bucks!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New Friendship Heart Scissors Fob

Here is the smaller version of yesterday's chart - this one should work better for a scissor fob or floss tag.




Friendship Heart Fob

Another Cute Finish from Wilma!




Wilma has been a very busy girl! First she sent photos of the bourse she made using the Octagon Snowflake Fob chart and now she has sent a photo of her latest finish - a Gingerbread bag! She used an assortment of leftover threads and stitched on 14ct light green aida using the Gingerbread Treasure Bag chart. Great job, Wilma, and thanks for sharing your photo!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Friendship Heart

It's time I got back to posting some charts! To start off, I am posting an old chart - one from way back. It is very simple but I always liked it. A little large for a scissor fob but maybe okay for an ornament or sachet. I'll have to size it down for a fob, hmmmm....maybe I'll get that done later today.


Friendship Heart