Friday, September 24, 2010

Another Blogger's Giveaway

Head on over to Cranberry Samplings and sign up for her 100th Post Giveaway. Drawing is Oct. 1st.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Halloween Crafts Giveaway

There's some great handcrafted primitive Halloween items in a giveaway at "Because We Believe" blog. Enter now. They are not cross stitch, but wonderful decor pieces.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Fabric Giveaway

Denise is having a fabric giveaway. Enter by October 3rd.

Edgar's Giveaway

Edgar is having a hobbit-style giveaway. Visit his blog to enter before Oct. 4th.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

I wrote the three numbers on folded papers of equal size. I shuffled them around (while not looking at them). I put the bowl behind my back and drew out . . .#1--Natalyak!

Natalyak, please send your snail mail address to me at:    trilliumcreates**at**gmail**dot**com (written like this to discourage spammers). I will mail it to you Monday, Sept. 13th.

Thank you for reading the blog and for entering the giveaway.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Updated Profile

I updated my (extended) Profile information to show some likes/dislikes for stitching exchanges.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Stitching Notes

I received my Just Cross Stitch special Christmas ornament issue and plan to stitch several. I enjoyed reading the little blurbs from the designers. I want to cook several of the recipes. Did (Sheepish Designs) Cyndee Daly marry into Dawn Bradford's family? I have the old Just Cross Stitch that featured them, along with their "A Man of Sense" chart. Out of all their charts, I only have "Gone Fishing." I never had money to buy separate charts back then. I like their style.

I'm working on three Halloween pieces simultaneously. I cannot post pictures because I don't know which one I will choose for my HOE Halloween 2010 partner.

I started stitching on my granddaughter's Christmas present-- "Willow Swan," a Dimensions kit. It's really helpful how they have the floss sorted and aligned on a card. Although they use floss that they have custom-dyed, I know that I'll be able to match it to DMC, so that I can stitch it again on linen. This is the first time that I have stitched a Dimensions design.

The Peacock Squared Chart . . .

You can see the graph. Download it from the JPEG.

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Blog Giveaway

There's a giveaway ongoing at Stitch B****. Enter now.

Peacock Pinkeep Revisited

Here's my freebie peacock stitched with Valdani thread on navy blue 14ct. Aida (gasp!). I had the aida left from something else, and it was the only fabric I had available to coordinate with the Valdani. I forgot to add the pieces of quilt batting when I assembled this pinkeep, so both sides are flat. The little bit of messy green in the upper left corner is some fuzz from the ribbon.