Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Give-away & wip!

I;ve stitched quite a bit on Stitchy Witch  the past few days.  As you will see from the picture in my last up-date I ripped out the green and cream border as it just wasn't floating my boat..lol.  Even though I am so enjoying stitching this chart my fingers are itching to start something else. But I don;t really like having too many projects on the go at once so I will just have to be patient and hopefully this will be finished by the week-end.
To celebrate reaching my 100 followers I am having a surprise package give-away.   To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me more about you, your stitching likes, dislikes, other hobbies, interests etc. I will announce the winner on Saturday 1st May. Hugs!


Virpi said...

Hello! I just found your blog from the stitching blogs we all love to read -blog. You got another follower more =). I'm a cross-stitch addict from Finland. I love to stitch wolves, landscapes and seascapes. I have 6 children and I have been stitching over 15 years.

Tanyastitches said...

Hi Elaine, well I am a 35 year old dinnerlady, cleaner, mum and housewife. I also volunteer at the local hospice charity shop and I help run the local infant school gardening club.
My main hobby is stitching, but during the summer the gardening takes over. we have an allotment where we grow lots of yummy veg.
I also like cooking as before I had the children I was a chef.
I love working with eaven weave or linen, my fabric of choice is 32ct belfast, I love the american hand dyed threads like WDW and GAST but most of the time I use DMC.
My favourite colours are green, cream, natural earthy colours.
My favourite designers are Lizzie Kate, Blackbird Designs, The Sweetheart tree, Blue Ribbon, Ink Circles. I like quirky more unusual designs.
Well I think I've yabbered on long enough, sorry Elaine.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Elaine! More about me, hmmmm...I started stitching when I was about 8, and it has been a passion since then. I didn't do much for several years because of babies, but I'm back to indulging myself with projects.
I love 40 and 36 ct linen, and I enjoy all types of fibers. Overdyeds and silks are my favorites though.
I am quite picky about what I take the time to stitch. If I don't absolutely love it or have plans of displaying it, I won't start it. I stitch only one or two things at a time.
Some things I like to do besides stitch are play the piano, lift weights and exercise, watch movies and do yard work.

Jules said...

Congrats on the 100!

Your Stitchy Witch is looking great...

Let's see, other than cross-stitch, I enjoy writing, photography, travel, and reading. My favorite color is blue (all shades), but I also like greens and browns. I really don't have a preference yet in stitching motifs. I guess I have an eclectic taste and stitch what strikes me as beautiful or interesting. My favorite creatures are cats and frogs.

Thanks for a chance to enter your giveaway!


Kay said...

Hello -
I have just gotten back into stitching in the last few months. I had quit for about 10 years due to kids, life, etc. Now that we are semi-empty nesters, I have more time, plus the internet makes it so much more convenient to find supplies. I like primitive designs mostly, and samplers. I have only ever used DMC thread, being too afraid to use others for fear I will fall in love with them! I'm not to keen on finishing work and my stack of projects needing to be finished is growing. My other hobbies are walking, reading and watching sports. Enough already! Thanks for the chance to enter.

Erna said...

Hello Lainey the ripper ,I love your new border,

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on Stitchy Witch.

I love cross stitching and reading. My favourite designers are Lanarte, Lizzie Kate, Blue Ribbon Designs, LHN and CCN to name but a few. I am fairly new to stitching on Linen but try. I have been stitching for about five years properly but have been dabbling for about ten.

Congratulations on getting 100 followers.

kimstitch3 said...

Hi there, I follow you on here all the time. I stitch most anything. I love My Big Toe,Little House Needleworks,Black Bird Designs,anything that wont take me years to complete.lol. I am self taught and began stitching going on 15 yrs now. I love to read your blog and do mine when i can.take care and thanks for the lovely drawing,KImberly

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Hi Elaine! I like stitching all sorts of things - LOVE Textile Heritage (from Scotland :)) and Polstitches biscornus. Also love Ink Circles, John Clayton, Chatelaine Designs, etc, etc!! I mostly stitch on evenweave or linen these days, but am happy to stitch on aida if a design calls for it.

shutterbug said...

I'm not sure what to tell you about me that you don't already know! :) I love how your stitchy witch looks! The nice thing about stitching it yourself is that you can change anything you want to, including the colors. :) Hugs, Elaine

Bronny said...

Congratulations Elaine on your 100 followers - what a buzz!
2010 is the year of the snowman, but 2011 may end up being the year of the sheep! Last year, it was snowmen that stood out in charts, this year, I keep being distracted by sheep!
I guess I like primitive rather than quaker, I prefer samplers to scenic, whimsy to grapically correct & I prefer vintage to modern. I have no preference on material - will stitch on whatever comes to hand at the time!
I am 2 generations away from Scotland, and hope to visit Fife one day.
Thank you for this chance and Congratulations once again!!

MrsB said...


I love your witch!

I have been stitching for more than 20 years and love stitching BBD, Mirabilia, Blue Ribbon, LHN and L&L designs. I have just started stitching a HAED, which is coming along slowly... I find myself leaning towards sampler/quaker designs at the moment. I usually stitch on linen, and use DMC, GAST, WDW, Crescent Colours and Dinky Dyes threads.

I also enjoy reading, walking, blogging and listening to rock/pop music.

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

Annette said...

Congratz on the 100 followers..
I love to stitch I try to do it every day, I love a lot of diffent deseigners, Joan Elliot, Lizze Kate, Heritage ans more..
I also sew, knit and trying to learn crochet..
Mostly I sew and stitch...I love doing it, for myself and my 19 month old son

Mylene said...

You have made a great progress on the witch!

Congrats on your 100+ followers!

Karen said...

How cool....love a giveaway!

Please enter my name.


Lois said...

Love your progress on Stitchy Witch. The fabric is perfect for it!

I guess cross stitching is my main hobby. I've been stitching over 20 years and very much love the American designers. I dabbled in quilting before I started cross stitching and even though I don't do that anymore I still can't resist buying fabric if I like it for those 'you never know when you might need it' times!

Congrats on reaching over 100 followers!

Lillie said...

Good progress on the Witch. Congrads on your 100+ followers.

Blu said...

Congrats on 100+!

Your witch looks great! The fabric v floss contrast is lovely~

About me: I learnt to stitch around 8, drifted away in my preteens and got back to it with a vengeance after uni. I enjoy stitching ladies, mermaids, dragons, fantasy designs. Not sure how to put it other than I like pictures. I also like geometric designs. I stick to DMC because I know that colours will be (mostly) unchanging, and because all the fancy threads are out of my budget. I have a chronic startitis problem and stick to larger designs because my finishing skills are lousy!
Other than stitching my passion is books. I read like it's going out of style (which if I want to be cynical, it is)

Carol said...

Ooh--you're up to 102 now, Elaine! Congratulations--your blog is a delight to read and I always enjoy my visit...

My favorites: the color blue, Christmas or Halloween designs, tiny designs, Prairie Schooler. Cross stitching is my main passion, but I love reading (I'd better, being a librarian, right!!) and gardening.

Thanks for the chance and I'm looking forward to seeing your witch all stitched up :)

Bette said...

Love Your WIP!

More about me: Besides cross stitch I love to knit and read. I love, love, love my Kindle. I find myself reading now in every spare moment. My DH and I have been empty nesters for about 4 years but my daughter is moving home after college so that will be quite a change. I have 3 furbabies and no grandchildren yet. I live in AZ but would love to live close to the ocean. That's where I feel most at home.

Tracey said...

Great progress on your Stitchy Witch!! I would love to be entered into your drawing- I love samplers, linens, fibers, BBD, LHN, coffee, anything (stitchy or non-stitchy) from or about England, Ireland, and Scotland, Celtic music, etc.. Dislikes- I don't care much for dragon patterns, aida..can't think of anything else. lol I also love to read and take pictures! Thanks for the chance!

Ranae said...

Congrats on 102 followers now, lol
I have been stitching 30 years. I didn't stitch for a few years when the kids were much younger. I love Halloween and primitive. I love 36ct and 40c fabrics. I am not into silks much, too expensive for me.
BTW! the WIP is looking great, love that purple fabric.

Sally said...

Fantastic progress on Stitchy Witch Lainey!

♥ Nia said...

Oh! I love your idea for the giveaway, asking your visitors for some more info ;)
What can I say about me...

I'm from Portugal, I'm 30 and I've been stitching since I can remember! :) My godmother teached me when I was a little girl.. maybe since I was 7-8 years old!
It's my favorite craft but I also do découpage, machine sew and needle felting. I enjoy learning new things but cross stitch will always be my first love :)
I love cute designs like Margaret Sherry, Barbara Ana, among others. Cute and funny designs, happy colors ;) (my favorite is baby blue)
Other hobbies: reading, swimming and laughing :D lol!!

Can I use your idea for a giveaway on my blog? I think it's great to get to know our followers ;)

♥ Nia said...

Thank you dear! :)
Have a great Friday!! :D

Carin said...

First of al.. I like the witch you are stitching ! About me: I'm 47 and have been stitching since I was 18. I love all kinds of designers and theme to titch, one of my favorite is halloween/witches, but I love samplers too. There are so many beautiful patterns and I'm always sort in time to stitch :) I also quilt since 2007 and enjoy that too, but stitching stays my favorite. I'm married and have two children who already left the house. And most inportant... we have a wonderful jack russel terrier who we both love very much ! We love to walk in the woods and enjoy the little things in live !!!
I hope I didn't forget something to write LOL

Siobhan said...

Congrats on the followers--now 103!! YGG! :) More about me. Ummm... jiminy, what to say. I like to read, I'm slowly getting back into quilting after a 10 year hiatus, I love crime shows and dramas, Coronation Street and Judge Judy. Nothing too high brow for my tastes. ;) I love samplers, reproduction and folk arty type original, 40 count Zweigart based linens, etc. My favorite time of the week is Friday afternoons--my pup beside me on the sofa as we watch Judge Judy together while I stitch. No dinner to cook since it's pizza night. Heaven. ;)

Have a great weekend! Love the stitchy progress!

Ingrid said...

Congratulations Elaine on your 100 followers !!
About me .... I am 55 years old and as you know I love stitching, I love HAED and Dimensions, I have a floor standing where I can not work with (lol)! My other hobby scrapbooking but my mojo is gone:)!
i like your Stitchy Witch !
Hugs Ingrid

Michelle said...

Well done on getting to 100 followers. Well I'm Michelle, 44 years old (on Monday 3rd May!), married to Andrew and have 2 sons, a nearly 16 year old and a nearly 3 year old (who is going on 30!). He should have been my first son as I was younger then to cope! I have been cross stitching for over 35 years and absolutely adore it. I love Lizzie Kate, Blackbird Designs, Miladys Needle, Country Cottage Needleworks, Little House Needleworks, The Sampler Girl (pretty much most of the american cross stitch designers). I only stitch on either linen or evenweave and I love hand-dyed threads! I have recently got into the quaker style and french country designs. I love making pin-keeps and small hangings.

Natasha said...

I love your progress on the Witch.Hopefully no other frogs make a visit to you.

A little about me hmmmm.... I am a self taught stitcher I have only been stitching for alittle over 9 years. I love linens 32 ct or higher and Lakeside Linen is my favorite. I am really into Primitive designs right now not into whimsical designs but I do like LHN, BBD, PS,CHS, With thy needle and thread there are so many great designers out there the list goes on and on :)

I am a furmom to a westie and a terrier mix My DH and I love to spend time outdoors weather at the pool or heading to the beach I am an avid skiier and I love hiking. I guess thats about it LOL Thank you for a lovely surprise drawing
Take Care and congrats to 100+ followers

Carol R said...

Hi - my name is Carol and I live in the UK. I have been stitching for over 35 years and blogging for over two years. I used to teach classes in my LNS for both children and adults.I love to stitch on very high count linens (55ct - yes I said 55ct!) and I am now back designing under the name of iStitch. My first range of charts are called Sew Designs.
Congratulations on your 100+ followers and please enter me into your draw!

CalamityJr said...

Congratulations, and kudos for beautiful stitchery! I've been cross stitching for more years than I can remember but don't have a lot to show for all the time and effort - most things have been gifts. I just sent off a self-designed charity square to be included in a quilt and have I Love You to the Moon and Back to frame for a girl (and her daughter) at work. I'm in the middle of stitching something for each of the six ladies I work with but now need to take time from that series for three new baby gifts (to be competed some time before they all start school, haha).

I love to work on high counts of linen and evenweave, have just started using overdyed threads and LOVE them, and like uplifting verses and Christmas designs but will do just about anything - I'm somewhat eclectic!

I've recently discovered all these wonderful blogs and have to admit that reading and being inspired by all these beautiful WIPs and finished have become an happy addiction!

Thank for the chance to enter your drawing - I'm sure it will be something exciting.

Mary Jane

Robin said...

thanks for extending your deadline. Typical me, I seem to be a dollar short and a day late so many times. It's called being over extended! or not knowing how to say no! Either way, I am a stitcher, a mom, an employee, a wife, a gardener, a crafter. Thanks for the chance to be entered in your drawing. I know it will be somethine nice.