Thursday, 16 September 2010

Stitching & A Birthday Give-away!

I hadn;t planned on it being so long between posts but I was without internet connection for nearly ten days. How lost was I, by the second or third day I was beginning to feel that someone had cut off my oxygen..lol. The only good point about it all was I got to stitch, stitch, stitch. I did my August SAL piece, two exchange pieces, two halloween pieces and a christmas ornie.


This little cutie is my August SAL piece.



I've just realised I forgot to stitch the pom-pom on the hat..duh...The original chart has words above and below the cat but I didn;t like the way they looked so I am on the look-out for some tiny stocking buttons that I thought would look cute hanging to the right off the cats paws.



I slightly altered this Lizzie Kate by stitching a spider instead of the candy corn.



I am waiting on some buttons to finish this one off.

Sorry can;t show my two exchange pieces until they are received in October. I have some Fall stitching to do next. My first piece will be Fall into Autumn by Erica Michaels. This is our chart for Septembers SAL and my other one will be for an exchange package. Hopefully when these are complete I will get back to stitching my christmas ornies and I might even find time to get a few stitches in my BBD Willow House.



 I have been so lucky in recent months and have won quite a few stitchers give-aways. I was so pleased to win Maggies two Plum Street Sampler charts. I fell in love with Rubie Owl as I followed her stitching this one. Hopefully one day I will be able to get the fabric and threads too complete this gorgeous chart.
I am going to be celebrating my 23rd Wedding Anniversary on the 19th and my Birthday on the 24th off this month so I thought no better time to have a give-away. This one has a bit of a girly theme. The winner will get If the shoe fits chart by Sue Hillis,girly themed fabric,shiny beading,ribbon and roses,pretty tape measure,heart pins, hand-bag mirror and a Lizzie Kate pillow that I have made. To enter just leave me a comment on this post. An extra entry will be given to any of my followers and anyone who mentions my give-away on their blog. I am going away next week-end so the closing  date will be Wednesday 29th September and the winner will be announced the following week-end.



Hope everyone is having a good week and has many happy hours of stitching. Hugs!




38 comments:

Bette said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway, Elaine. I'll give you a shout out on my blog as well. Happy anniversary and birthday too.

Catherine said...

What great goodies! I have to know what/where that ladybug piece is from! My neighbor just had a baby last month and her room has ladybugs. I already stitched her a birthsampler of my design, this would make a wonderful little hanging pillow!!

Great charts you won from Maggie. I love Plum Street samplers - did you see her daughter is releasing new designs - little Halloween flags - too cute!

Great give away! Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary - here's to many, many more!

Carol said...

Isn't it amazing how much stitching we can get done when the Internet is down!! All of your finishes are so cute and I'm really looking forward to seeing your newest WIPs progress.

Happy Birthday on the 24th and Happy 23rd Anniversary, Elaine! May both days bring you many smile :)

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday and happy Anniversary! I would love to be entered in you giveaway. I am a follower and will mention your giveaway in my next post.

Pike said...

Happy anniversary, Lainey, to you and your husband! Your bit´rthday package will leave Finland soon, sorry I have been... stressed to say the least. I'll tell you...

Please enter me in your great girly giveaway!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary when it comes around
I'd love to enter your giveaway, the LK pillow is just gorgeous

Annie said...

It really is amazing how much one can accomplish, stitching-wise and non-stitching-wise if one just shuts off the computer! Your finishes look great and the stocking buttons for the kitty are a great idea.

Congrats on your winnings, your birthday and your anniversary! Lots to celebrate.

staci said...

Congrats Elaine on all your cute stitchy finishes and wonderful giveaway wins!!!

cuori e perline said...

OHHH, I can understand..... without internet connection..... tragedy!!!!!
But you stitched beautiful works!!!!!
Hugs
Annamaria

valerie said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your DH and an early birthday to you! You share the same birthday as my mom!

It's amazing how much stitching gets done whent he internet is down. All your finishes are wonderful!

No need to include me in your giveaway. I just wanted to wish you a happy birthday. :)

Berit said...

Your stitching is lovely--I do love Hallowe'en stuffs and I think your idea for the stocking buttons will be just perfect. :D

Congrats on all your big celebrations this month!! :D

(Please exclude me from the draw though as I just won a big one so let's make the odds better for the other commenters. ;)

CalamityJr said...

Happy birthday and anniversary - no one has an excuse to forget! What a great give away - please count me in!

Erna said...

Hello Lainey, would love to enter your give away.Love your other stitching, nice to see you got connected again
Hugs
Er

Melanie said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway! Happy Anniversary *and* Birthday!!!

Annette said...

What a beautifull pieces you have made...I love the two halloween pieces, the ladybug is so cute also the cat..

What a lovely give-away you have won!!!

Congratiolations on your anniversary and birthday, hope you have two lovely days.

I would to enter you give away. I will post something tonight and will let everyone now you have a give-away..

have a nice week!!!

Patty C. said...

Congrats on your recent wins. Lovely pillow you have finished for your giveaway - Count me in ;)

Kimberly R. said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and birthday and I love all your beautiful finishes!!
I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway - Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Mylene said...

Beautiful finishes you had accomplished recently, Elaine. Congrats.

Happy Birthday and Happy anniversary to your both. Love to enter your giveaway, thanks.

Sally said...

Lovely stitchy Elaine. Love your August SAL piece.

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary!

Dee said...

Stockings from the Britty Kitty's paws will be adorable.

Blu said...

Lovely stitching. The ladybug is too cute!

Happy birthday and happy anniversary!

Please enter me in your giveaway~

Lesleyanne said...

Happy anniversary and birthday. All your stitching is gorgeous and I can't wait to see your new pieces. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Eliane. Happy Birthday and Anniversary - would love to be entered into your 'girly' giveaway - its adorable. Michelle x

Christina said...

Lovely finishes Elaine, my favourite is 'Spooky Time' I just can't get enough of Halloween stitching at the moment!
The heart pins in your giveaway are just gorgeous, where do you find crafty things like that? I'm struggling to find any lovely 'nik naks' and I live near London!
23 years is definitely something to celebrate, not long until your silver wedding anniversary!

Giovanna said...

Your stitching is lovely, especially that gorgeous ladybug!

Daffycat said...

Awesome stitching finishes, Lainey! You've been busy!

Have a happy birthday!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely stitching! I'd love to enter your giveaway please :)

Diane said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, Elaine. Your finishes are so cute!

Happy birthday and happy anniversary! You'll be doing lot of celebrating this week! I would love to be entered in your drawing, and hopefully I'll get to celebrate too!

I've done the whole googling of Fresh Threads, too. It's disappointing that they haven't established a combined website yet.

Maggie said...

Great finishes Elaine!

I hope you have a lovey annieversary & birthday:-)

I would love to be entered into your draw!

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

I love your stitching Elaine, especially the August SAL, it's so pretty. The Christmas cat is adorable too! Good idea about the stocking buttons.

It's the 19th of September here today, so happy anniversary!

Raggedy Ann said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary! Love all your stitching, it is wonderful!

Raggedystitches,
Louise

♥ Nia said...

Congratulations!!! :D
Please, enter me for your giveaway! I posted on my blog too ;)
Have a great week! :)

Robin said...

Cute Cute cute....please enter me also!
thanks!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on your finishes! Happy early birthday, too. :) I hope you have a fantastic day!

I'll pass on the giveaway, since I was lucky enough to win one from you already. :)

Shelleen said...

Love all your finishes.

Paty said...

Happy happy birthday end aniversary!
I would love to be part of the giveaway!

Carin said...

Ohh I missed your birthday. Congrats and I hope you had a wonderful day !! Your birthday (24th) is the same as my father !

Diane said...

Congratulations! You won the JCS Preview Issue giveaway on my blog. Please email me your snail mail address so that I may send it to you. My email address is in my profile.