Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mr. Mittens has a scarf!

Mr. Mittens update #11
Mr. Mittens has a scarf and more backstitching done, but where is his other arm?  Linda and I are both close to finishing our Monday snowman SAL, and then we will choose one of our other starts from the UCJC or SDUCFC to stitch on Mondays.
Quoth the Raven update #1
The Random Number Generator came up with #45, so I stitched more black on Quoth the Raven.  It will say Never More and have a black raven and lacy border all around.  This is a free chart designed by Lady Kell of Kincavel.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Halloween House update and Random Number Generator

Halloween House update #14
I only did some backstitching last Friday on Halloween House.  I want to stitch the rest of the jack o'lanterns next time.  Everyone is making great progress and someone is getting close to a finish!  See them all on the Halloween House SAL page.
Spring & Fall - April update #3
The brown bunny is a little bigger.  I didn't finish this April picture in April, so I think I'll start on the May piece next Saturday.
Harley-Davidson logo update #10
All the black is done on the bottom of the Harley-Davidson logo.  Now I need to finish the orange X's on top and stitch the rest of the black background.

I copied Otter's Ocean and got a Random Number Generator widget to choose which of my WIPs to give some attention to (in addition to my weekly SALs).  They are all listed on my WIPocalypse page, but the numbers will change each time I have a finish and move it from that page to the Finishes 2012 page instead.  My number range is from 1-62, since I'm planning to have another new start for World of Charity Stitching any day now.
Red Cat update #1
The first random number for yesterday was #53, Red Cat, stitched with Vikki Clayton hand-dyed silk in Aquamarine on 28 ct antique white Jobelan, 2 over 2.  This was one of my starts for the Super-Duper Ultimate Crazy February Challenge, since Linda convinced me to start a new project every day in January AND February!  I remember how fun it was to start something new every day.  I think I'll click on the Random Number Generator whenever I get the urge, so look out for different pieces being updated all the time now!

Happy Stitching, everyone!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Yiota's Praying Hands kit giveaway winner!

Happy Mother's Day!  I have used the Random Number Generator to pick a winner of the Yiota's cross stitch kit, Praying Hands.
The way to enter was to visit Yiota's Cross Stitch and then leave a comment on my blog post saying which of the kits you liked best.  Here are the cross stitch kits that everyone mentioned in their comments:

Now that you've seen everyone's favorites, I will finally tell you who the winner is!

Golden Angels Works!  CONGRATULATIONS!  Enjoy your Praying Hands cross stitch kit!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

WIPocalypse and SAL updates!

This is my WIPocalypse post for May!  Check in on Measi's blog to add yours!  I have also updated my WIPocalypse page, so check it out to see the most current pics of all my projects.
Harley-Davidson logo update #9
I have been working on the black background of the Harley-Davidson logo and I hope to finish it before the end of the month so I can get it framed before my boyfriend's birthday in June.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - finished!
I finished Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in time for my son's 28th birthday!
Mr. Mittens update #10
Mr. Mittens has the beginning of a blue striped scarf, and I added a little more backstitching.  He still needs another sleeve and glove.  This is my X-Stitching Xmas update for May.
Spring & Fall - April update #2
I stitched a little more of the brown bunny for my Prairie Schooler monthly designs SAL with Linda and Rosemary.  Rosemary has already finished the April design!
Santa's 12 Days of Christmas (Day 2) update #1
I stitched the two turtle doves for the second day of Christmas.  Linda and Kaye are also stitching these Prairie Schooler designs.  This is also my X-Stitching Xmas update for April. Lady Kell of Kincavel started a X-Stitching Christmas Challenge to finish 12 items for Christmas.  Check out my X-Stitching Christmas Challenge page to see what I have done so far!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Yiota's Cross Stitch Kit Giveaway!

Hi everyone!  I am a happy customer of Yiota's XStitch and she has wonderful cross stitch kits that you have probably been reading reviews about all over the blogging universe.  She has a family-owned business in the UK, but ships her cross stitch kits all over the world, or you can buy PDF files of the patterns and not have to wait.

To help Yiota's website be seen by even more visitors, I am having a giveaway of this cross stitch kit, Praying Hands, designed by Yiota.  The kit comes with Madeira threads wound on bobbins, a black and white chart printed on heavy A4 paper, and 14 ct Aida fabric.  The finished size will be 10.6 x 11.8 inches (27 cm x 30 cm).  I will ship it to the winner anywhere in the world!

This is how to enter:  Visit Yiota's XStitch website and browse through all the patterns and kits she has designed.  Then come back here and leave a comment telling me which of her designs you would love to stitch.  I will draw the winner's name on Sunday, May 13, which is Mother's Day here in the USA!  Good luck!

More giveaways from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe!

Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is having another giveaway of a $25 gift certificate in her eBay store!  The drawing will be on May 30 and you can enter HERE by leaving a comment.  Tell her that I sent you and I'll get two extra entries!

She is also having a giveaway of five skeins of 20-yard hand-dyed floss in new summer colors!  This drawing will also be on May 30.  Enter HERE by leaving a comment and tell her that I sent you!