Monday, September 3, 2012

Giveaway Winners

Okay-so I missed the deadline.... no worries! Because there were not that many entries, I just put everyone's names on a little slip of paper and drew the winner! So, without further ado, the winner of the Waxing Moon pattern, My Needle and My Floss, AND the custom piece of Lambswool linen is... Vickie!! Congratulations! I will email you about mailing the package.

HOWever, because I said I would do an International Giveaway too, here is what I have come up with for the prize--CherryWood Design Studios' I Am A Stitcher chart!

It is a fun pattern that I think everyone would like! Especially the three (3) international followers that commented on my previous post! Such good sports! AndI added a little quick chart by Shakespeare's Peddler called Faith. So... I have put just the three names in the bowl for these charts instead of going through another commenting period (and it's not because I may FORGET again... really!) and picked a winner--it's Mouse!! Ta-da!! Congratulations! I will email you about mailing also...

Thanks to all of you for entering!



Look what I put together!

I had stitched two pieces of larger charts recently, with the idea that I would put them on the little thread holders/paddles by Jon's Woodworks. So, that is what I have to show you today! I learned how to put them together from this, so I see many more in the future! Love them!

First up I stitched part of the Homespun Elegance chart, 'Home is Where You Hang Your Needlework'. The thread holder is made of Lacewood or Leopardwood, which is grown in Australia, the southern US and some tropic zones. It has a very unique grain pattern that resembles a bunch of light colored cells on a light reddish brown wood. Hand turned and finished by none other than my son, Jon!

Then I stitched a part of Lizzie Kate's 'Liberty Sampler' and it is sitting on a Bloodwood (Satine) thread holder. This exotic wood is native to Tropical South America, and has a red to crimson color that deepens to a darker brownish red when exposed to light and air in its natural state. It is one of the smaller ones, and is so very cute if I do say so myself!

Well, I am now going to try to do more finishing! Hope you are enjoying the day off if you are here in the states!