Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Think Pink

Lizzie Kate - Think Pink
Stitched on
Unknown Linen
recommended threads
I just finished this up and I love it :-) I've been wanting to stitch it for a while and finally got the chance to. I don't know what to stitch on next, I have tons of little projects to choose from and I want to stitch something big but right now I don't have much time to. I'm off to kit up the next project so I can stitch on the train tonight!

Monday, October 27, 2008

It's still Monday!

I was so worried I wouldn't be able to announce a winner today on my official Blogoversary, but alas I can! I'm on 2 hours of sleep so if this post makes no sense please forgive me.

Like I mentioned before I started my blog 4 years ago and never thought it would become a permanent thing. I did abandon it (and stitching) for a while when I started working as a nurse but once I found my "groove" I was able to return to both. I love that I have a place on the web where I can just share stuff and I love that people actually come to visit me. I've "met" so many others through this blog through comments and feel like I have lots of friends even though there are some blogs out there that I just lurk on and never comment on and I will try to rectify that! I hope that those that left comments and are "new" to me continue to visit my blog and enjoy it. I've had fun posting give-a-ways and hope that my winners enjoy their prizes once I get them mailed out to them. Thanks everyone for reading my blog and celebrating my blogoversary with me!!!!!

Now the winner for my final give-a-way this month is *drumroll* Linda in MA! Linda if you could please email me your mailing info I'll get this out to you next week :)

I should have had a finish to show you today *but* I've recently acquired many new iPhone apps (courtesy of my cousin who puts the awesome in awesome!!!) and have been totally engulfed with them. I'm going to try to stitch for a little bit while watching Heroes (Sidebar: Peter's dad is freaking sick!) but may fall asleep. Tomorrow is a busy day for me, because I wanted Friday off for Halloween I have to work and go to school *yikes* It's a first for me but hopefully my night won't be too busy and I won't be too tired to go to school on Wednesday. TTFN!

Edited: I knew something was wrong with my post! I forgot to include the picture of the drawing. There were 42 people (someone emailed me to include them) in this drawing so I was only able to take a screen shot with the top half of the list. Number 6 won and number 6 was Linda :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Last Give-a-way!

I didn't take my own pictures but borrowed from the designer's website again so please forgive me! For my last giveaway I wanted to give something that was exclusive and limited and what I chose is Just Nan's Over the Top Halloween tin and needle book.
I'm kitting it up with everything (DMC floss and 30ct Linen Carrot WDW fabric) so once it reaches to you all you have to do it take it out of the bag and stitch! My actual Blogoversary is on Monday so I'll try to draw a name then. Just leave a message if you'd like to be included in the drawing and good luck! :-)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It's time to announce some winners!

I meant to post this earlier but life got in the way. I'm studying for a mid-term tomorrow and I forgot how time consuming school is. All I want to do is stitch and all I've been doing is studying. Well enough about that! Since I had 2 things to give away I did the drawing a little different. First I separated the names into two lists and then I assigned everyone a number. For the first drawing, Be A Witch, the winner is...Congrats Sherry! The next winner, for Something Wicked, is... Congrats Lisa!!! Just email me your mailing info and I'll get this out to you :) I'll post the next (and last) giveaway Thursday or Friday! And I'll mail all the prizes out the first week of November. I'm on vacation then and should have lots of time to do it :)

Becky received the Halloween piece I stitched for her last week. I finished it the same way it was finished in the picture and I think it came out nice. The bow was a PIA to make but thanks to my mom after 3 tries we got something that was nice enough to give away :-) I borrowed the pictures that Becky took (hope you don't mind Becky!) because my pictures are in my camera and right now I'm not dragging the camera out. I stitched her Cherry Wood Designs "Smell My Feet" on 30ct WDW Chartuese Linen (it's incredibly bright IRL) with DMC floss and here's the back with my favorite Halloweeny fabric. Thanks for stopping by...hopefully in my next Tuesday post I'll have a brand new finish to show!

Drawing is now closed

I have Stephanie as the last person to enter. I'll post the winners later on today after I sort them. Good Luck to everyone!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Another give-away!

Again I was too lazy to take a picture but I'm offering Shepherds Bush Be A Witch with fabric (10ct Tula) and button pack! I'm also offering this... La-D-Da's Something Wicked with floss and I'm trying to get the fabric (35ct WDW Havana) but if I can't you will have to choose your own fabric.

Just leave a comment under this post and on Tuesday I'll choose a name! Good Luck!!
***edited I forgot to mention that I will have 2 winners so please add in your comment which one you'd like to be considered for!***

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Second Blogoversary Winner is...

#11! Which is A. (Andrea) Congrats to you!!! Just send me you mailing info and I'll get this out to you :) Let me know what fabric count you'd like.
I'll post the next prize (yes there's another one) Thursday or Friday.

I'm done with my exchanges *yea* so I have lots of free stitchy time which is being hogged up by biology. I have a lab quiz this Thursday and a lecture exam next Wednesday. I sort of forgot how time consuming school is *ugh*

I haven't started anything new but I did pull out an old WIP I have most of her dress done now and her little pumpkin bag. I'll try to post a picture soon. My HoE Halloween partner Jill received the pinkeep I sent to her a while ago and I haven't had the chance to post a picture until now. I stitched her La-D-Da's Trick or Treat from Just Cross Stitch's Halloween issue. It was so HARD to part with it. I'm definitely going to stitch one for myself one day. Here's the side and the back...I love this fabric!! I wish I would have bought more.

Hopefully soon I can show you my last exchange...it was hard to part with that one too!

Friday, October 10, 2008

I've been sick :(

I would have posted my next give away yesterday but I was bed-ridden with a very bad cold :( I'm better now but I have to work tonight so mentally I feel worse haha. I didn't get a chance to go to my LNS to buy the floss and fabric for my next give-away nor did I feel like pulling out my camera so I swiped pictures from Historic Stitches to show you what I have to give next :) This is Witch's Hat Scissors Case by Historic Stitches. I'm including the fabric and all floss to stitch it (32ct Black Linen and 8 DMC flosses) Here's a picture of the back of the scissor case. Just leave a comment if you'd like to win this. I think it's adorable and can't wait for some "me" stitching time to stitch this up. Now I've stitched on black 32ct linen and it's a big PIA, IMO so if you want to include in your comment if you'd prefer 28ct just include it in with your comment and if you win I'll send you that instead.

Now Katica hasn't emailed me with her mailing address so if you know her please tell her to email me. If I haven't heard from her by Tuesday when I draw a winner for this prize I will re-draw another winner for the other 2 charts. Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

And the winner is!

Lucky number 13...which if you count down is...Katica!!!!! I find it so awesome that 13 would be the winner for a October giveaway. Katica I tried to look up your profile info to link to your blog but it appears you don't have any :o( If you could just email me (mia61075 at aol dot com) your mailing address I'll get your goodies out in the mail for you :o) I hope this picture is better than the other last picture...I took a screenshot with my iPhone...

Also Ulla you won last time and I swear I addressed the envelope for you to mail out but I looked today and saw that I didn't nor did I save your email with your info...could you email me that info again?

Thanks to everyone that commented!!! WOWSA 32 comments!!! I feel like a superstar haha. I'll post my 2nd giveaway sometime this week (probably later on today or Thursday) I left my wallet at home today so I couldn't go out to buy the floss and fabric for the picture after school(I drove home with my fingers crossed that I wouldn't get pulled over and that I wouldn't run out of gas) and right now I have a KILLER sinus headache so all I want to do is lay down and not go back out. *Sigh*

Friday, October 03, 2008

More Pictures and my Blogoversary Month :-)

So the 4 exchanges I'm in have been stressing me out but when one comes in the mail I realize how much fun they really are :-) I still have one to finish up and mail out but have mailed out the other 3 and have received all four! First to show is my Prairie Schooler exchange. This is what I stitched for my partner Becky. I stitched Rain, Rain, Go Away from book no. 139. The backing fabric is the fabric in the background. Here's the entire package that I sent minus the backing fabric.
Next is my HoE Halloween Exchange that I received from Carol. She stitched me Lizzie Kate's Hocus Pocus which was on my list to stitch and now I don't have to! She finished it off as a pinkeep and it's now sitting in my basket of smalls :-) and here's the rest of the package (Kelly already stole the soap and I *heart* the Q-Snaps!)
I did a personal exchange with Becky with a Halloween theme and her exchange also came in the mail this week. She stitched me Lizzie Kate's Bone Appetit and finished it as an awesome box! I can't wait to try this finishing now that I have a model of it in my house. here's the inside and the rest of the package
Great exchanges right???? I love exchanges but because of school as soon as my last exchange in mailed out next week I'm not going to join any for a while. The Christmas Exchange on the HoE blog looks so tempting but I can't do it to myself :-( The only good part is that it leaves more time to stitch something for myself *yea*

Now four years ago this month I started my blog. I've never celebrated my blogovesary but have always wanted to. On Oct 27th I posted my first post and like many others I never ever thought I'd be blogging 4 years later. I just started this blog because at the time everyone else was blogging and I was just following the trend. To celebrate I wanted to give out 4 gifts this month, one for every year that I've been blogging. I wanted to start on the 1st but life got in the way of me posting so I'm going to try my best to still give out 4 but in the end it may just be 3 *sigh* So for my first gift I'd like to give away... If you'd like to be considered for this just leave a comment to this post indicating that you'd like to enter the raffle. The fabric is for L*Ks Hocus Pocus and the buttons for that are included as well. The SamSarah includes the buttons and floss (not the floss in the picture you will get brand new ones those are just there for the picture!) I'll draw a name for it on Tuesday October 7th!