Wednesday, March 28, 2012

And We Have a Winner.....

Good Morning All.  Time to announce a winner for my 
3rd blogiversary!
For the giveaway drawing, I used a random number generator, but had to do this by the copy and paste method because I couldn't get the picture of the generator box to load.  Why, I just don't know.  And I'm usually pretty good with this kind of stuff.  Oh well.
Anyway, I won't keep you in suspense any longer.
The random generator picked # 59 which is 

 True Random Number Generator 59 Powered by RANDOM.OR
So Mary...Congratulations.  I will be emailing you to let you know that you have won and to find out which pattern kit you would like as your prize.
x x x x x
Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments 
and for your participation in my 1st giveaway.
I appreciate you all.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Just Released ~ Linen Sampler Pouch Pattern

Hi Folks....
I've been very busy designing and finally
finished this up!  I'm quite excited and happy
with how it turned out.  It was really a 
work in process.
The pattern is for a very useful 
Linen Sampler Pouch.
Stitched on 32ct Zweigart Light Mocha
linen using WDW Onyx floss.
Great for holding your journal.
If you're like me I keep one around
at all times to jot down ideas
and lists of things needed.
As I said, this was a work in process.
I don't know if your remember, but this
pattern started out like this back in May
(see post here)
and I decided to rework it into this hanging pouch.
I was unable to get any more of this striped
linen banding and was unsure of the finish.
I am so happy that I changed it and 
have it hung in my sewing studio.
I hope you like the design change too.
Look for 2 more patterns to be released
very soon.
x x x x x 
Happy Stitching and thanks
for all the comments on the freebie and 
giveaway.  I'll be doing the random 
draw on the 28th.  Good luck to all!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Having a little fun

Hi.  Thank you all for your 
wonderful comments and I'm thrilled
to see so many participating in the 
giveaway.  This is fun for me too.
  I'm so happy the freebie is a hit 
and I hope you enjoy stitching it as much
 as I did.  
I thought I'd have a little fun today.
I had the camera out and snapped
 some pics from around the house
while I was straightening up.
A few of my pride and joy
And a finish to show you.
I have wanted to stitch this for such
a long time now and finally pulled the
chart out from my to do list.
It's by Chartmakers and is 
called PA Stitcher's Sampler.
Since I was born, raised and live
in Pennsylvania, I kind of have a 
fondness for things that were
made in PA.
 I decided to put a tea stained muslin border
around it rather than have it framed.
It will make a cute table mat and I love
that there is so much blank space to 
the sampler.  Gives me a place 
to put small items on it and not 
block the stitching.
Happy Sunday!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spring Freebie and Giveaway

Hi friends.  I'm coming up on my
blogiversay and really wanted to 
celebrate.  It will be 3 years on
March 28th. 
I wanted to share this freebie 
with you all that the
Gentle Art Sampler Thread 
company was nice enough to take
and distribute at Market in 
Nashville this past Feb.
I designed it around 
their floss.
I hope you will enjoy stitching it 
and would love to see your 
This is a pic of the one I stitched.
I haven't finished it into anything 
yet, but I think it would make a
wonderful needlebook.  It's just
the perfect size.
Now for the GIVEAWAY!
I've never had a giveaway on my
blog before and thought it would
be fun and interesting.
As the prize I'd like to offer
the winner their choice of any 
one of my charts and I will kit 
it up to include the correct
count linen and floss.
How's that?  All you need to
do is leave a comment on this post
and I will randomly draw the winner on
my blogiversary, March 28th. 
I'm excited and hope you are too.
Thank you for 3 wonderful years!
It's been full of wonder and much growth 
and I'm enjoying every minute of it.
Prim Blessings,

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

TDIPT Sneak Peek

Here's a bit of a preview of my
update to TDIPT tomorrow night.
I've been stitching away with thoughts 
of warmer days full of spring blooms.
A sweet wool sewing pouch stitched in chocolate 
caramel silk floss.

 PA Dutch Heart Pinkeeps firmly stuffed 
with wood shavings and crushed walnut shells.
Wool Pincushion with vintage lace.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog.
Hope you can join us tomorrow night for our
March TDIPT posting.  
Remember we are celebrating our 5th birthday
with some wonderful giveaway prizes.
So, please drop by the TDIPT blog and see how to enter.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Stitcher's Finish

Still battling this chest cold and yet it's back to 
work tomorrow.  Yikes!
I have tried to rest up as best as I could
this weekend and spent most of my 
time keeping my hands busy stitching.
Not much energy for much else :(
I have 2 wonderful finishes to show you
today that were just recently sent into me.
This Bluebird Sampler finish was done
by my friend from across the pond, Michelle.
She got this stitched up quite quickly and
framed it for her wall of cross stitched 
Bird pieces.  What a great idea.

Next, Mouse sent in her Bloom Sampler
finish that she made into a cushion.
Love the embellishments!  How sweet.

Thanks girls for sending these in for all of us
to see. 
Now back to resting.  
Happy Stitching.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hi all.  I've really been under the weather the past week
with an awful chest cold, but I wanted to let you
know that the TDIPT Mercantile is turning 5 
and is having a giveaway of some incredible gifts
created by the artists.  
 x x x x x
My offering for the celebration
is this primitive sawdust stuffed cross stitch 
and wool pinkeep. 

Make sure to pop on over to their blog to see 
all the beautiful giveaway items that you can
 win and how to enter. 
Best of luck to all !