Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Goal Update

Here is a snowman cloth from the Kris Knits January KAL. I used size 5 needles and Sugar 'N Cream Cornflower Blue.

Here is another pattern from Kris Knits. It's called "Be My Dishcloth" and the pattern for this one is a freebie from her web site. I used size 5 needles and Sugar 'N Cream Hot Pink.

This is "Heart Dishcloth" I knitted along with the MonthlyDishcloth yahoo group. They do two KAL's per month so that will really help me achieve my goal! I used size 7 needles and Lion Cotton in Poppy Red.

This one is Frame My Heart With Lace, also from the MonthlyDishcloth group. I used size 7 needles and Sugar 'N Cream Soft Violet.

Here are the five pairs of slippers I have crocheted so far this year. Sorry the picture is so dark. Our weather has been quite gloomy so this will have to suffice. The two pink pairs are in my gift stash and I sent the other three pairs to my son for his friends he is in Tech school with. This is my absolute favorite pattern which can be found here. I have made hundreds of these because they are quick and a great stash buster. I use red heart yarn so they can be washed and dried without being ruined and they wear like iron!

I also have a few small cross stitch finishes but will save those for another day. Maybe when I can get better pictures of them.

Thank you to each person who entered my drawing. I know I don't have a lot of readers but I do appreciate each and every one of you who do take the time to read my blog =) I promise to have another give-away very soon so keep checking back!

Have a great day!

Monday, February 15, 2010

"Honey, pick a number between 1 and 13"

He said, "10". That means, Corinna you are the lucky winner of my first give-away this year. I am now going to send you an email =)

I will be posting another give-away very soon so keep checking back!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Give-Away #1 of 2010

Here is my first give-away for this year. In the above photo you see four heart charms and one heart button. Three of the charms say "made with love" and there is one each of silver, gold and copper. There is a fat quarter of gorgeous red fabric for finishing (this is the same fabric I bought for finishing items I will make from my "Bits of Blue" chart). The rolled up linen fabrics are mystery fabric bits from my LNS. They are great for small projects like ornaments, floss tags, fobs, etc... A spool of Sulky cotton thread size 12 wt. that lots of stitchers are using for cross stitching, and last but not least a pair of scissors. I found these at Tuesday Morning last Fall and bought, well, lots of them. They were such I good price and so I will be including a pair in each of the give-aways until I run out. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post only and check back on Monday to see if you won! If you do not have your email in your profile, please leave it with your comment so I have a way to contact you if you win. Good luck!

The Kindness of Others

Here are two charts I received from other stitcher's. Last Fall I commented on Corinna's blog about her beautiful finish of "Simply Live". I had wanted that chart for a while. She said that she was done with it and happy to pass it on to me! I was so thrilled! I still need to get the threads for it and will as soon as I finish up a few things I have started.

The "Bits of Blue" chart is one that I traded for. Angela has a hearty wish list of charts and luckily I had one she wanted so I was able to trade with her. I have seen it on a couple of blogs, stitched with the ever popular DMC 115. I am extremely excited to get started on this project! I think I have some Lambswool linen I can use for it and I found the most beautiful red material for the finishing!

Here we have a super awesome package I received from Becky on Saturday! I loved her Valentine box and of course she got it at Hobby Lobby. I am not lucky enough to have one here so she was very kind and picked up a box for me, as well as some DMC 115 and some very pretty Valentine ribbon! What a sweetie she is and I am lucky to have her for a friend =)

I also won these nice tatting shuttles in a drawing on Fox's blog and received them over the weekend. I'm quite excited about these and can't wait to try them out!

Now it's my turn to give back and I am planning to have several drawings over the coming months. There will be a variety of crafty things for cross stitch, tatting, beading, crochet, and knitting. Hopefully a little something for everyone. All the details will be in my next post some come back and post a comment for it to enter my first of several give-aways!
Have a great day!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentine Exchange

On Wednesday I received an awesome exchange from Sharon. I am really not a good photographer so my photo does not do it justice but just look at this pillow! The fabric is so perfect for this design too! She even made me a matching scissor fob and sent me lots of goodies. I do feel positively spoiled and I love it. Thanks so much Sharon!!! I hope I get a chance to stitch for you some time =)

Here is what I sent to Julianne. I stitched a scissor fob for her. The design is "Monthly Markings, February" from Heart in Hand and is stitched on 32 count Summer Khaki linen with the fibers called for in the pattern. I finished it by hand using Staci's ornament finishing method and I used twisted cord instead of the ribbon. I really enjoyed hand finishing like this and think more of my smalls and ornaments will be finished this way. Thanks goes to Staci for the great tutorial! I also used size 12 perle cotton instead of the floss for back stitching and sewing it together.

Keep checking back for some give-aways I am planning. I hope to post the first one tomorrow =)
Have a great day!