Monday, April 6, 2009

Stitching and a Giveaway

The newlyweds are back, slightly burned, and happy as a lark. Does my heart good, I tell you...

I have been stitching, but can't show all yet. I did finish up the heart for April's RR....
I love stitching these hearts for the Friendship
round robin. Each one has such pretty colors and
they're all so different. Some have sent journals for us to tell a little about ourselves. Others sent
cardstock to write a little note on. Some want the
dates, town or country, some the full name.
Hopefully when we're all done (within 8-9 months), we can post them all on one place for everyone to see. That would be really cool. I'm getting ready to stitch BJ's and she has luscious colors!

Got a start on Secret Garden 3....
It has a wild color (just one stitch) that doesn't go with anything in this motif - I'm still trying to figure if it's a typo or what, but I seriously may remove it. If you click the picture, you'll see this bluish, purplish, gray and then this one stitch of stark brown. This probably doesn't seem like much stitching, but it's mostly confetti stitches and took me awhile. At this rate, I figure it might resemble this picture by 2025. LOL
In honor of my blogaversary at some point in time earlier this year and my BD last month, or for whatever reason I can dream up, I'm going to give away some items; winner gets their choice of whichever chart, fabric, and small stitched item (no pics of this yet). Second winner gets their choice after that. Winners will be announced on April 15; what better day to win anything than on TAX day?! Picture is clickable for a better view.

If you are interested, please leave a comment and your e-mail. If you're not interested in the drawing, but want to leave a comment, by all means, please do so. You know how we bloggers cherish our comments! (so true) No e-mail addy means you don't want to be in the drawing - this should make it pretty easy. :)
And lastly, since I've posted a few shoe pictures, I thought I'd show the lastest in fur ware...

Does this look like 4 months old to you? It reminds me of the tweenage boys with the gangling feet we always teased them about. Don't know if you can see this, but I'm telling you this dog is slew-footed just like me - I have the perfect ballerina feet. Too bad that's all....sigh. LOL


Pike said...

What a great giveaway! Congrats on all the possible reasons :)

Pirjo from Finland

Donna's Stitching said...

What a great giveaway please enter me I have a blog but I am not sure how to use it. Happy Birthday

Huggss Donna

Mel said...

hm... what an odd thing on your peacock design that the colour doesn't go together. Did you check the designers page to see if they have an corrections posted? (can't tell who the designer is from your photo).

I'd love to be entered in your draw.

Beth said...

I love the heart! I like the idea of a round robin, but time does not permit me to make deadlines all the time (not with a toddler around!).

I would love to be included in your giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed with how nice your blog looks...and I love your stitching progress! Congrats to mom of newlywed (my dd is getting married in May) - please enter me in the drawing too but am glad to get to know you too. I'm (Beck on ILCS) Happy stitching! Beck

Meari said...

Great stitching, Carolyn... and oh, your doggie is sooo cute!

Please include me in your drawing. Tax day is a GREAT day for a drawing!!

Kim said...

Beautiful stitching! Your puppy is so cute. I can't imagine why that one color would be on that chart...seems strange. Can you ask the designer by email?

Happy Belated Birthday!!

I would love to enter into your giveaway.

Kim P in MO

Gabbie's Nani said...

would love to be included in drawing if still possible. Love the puppy too.

Cyndi From WI

Carolyn said...

Those are big feet!
Thank you for the giveaway!

Kim said...

I am all over giveaways! :)

You have done some wonderful work on your stitching too. Keep up the great work.

I do have to agree with you...those are some big paws.

Kim - List Mom for Our Stitching Corner

Cynimin said...

I'd love to be in on your giveaway! Also love your furbaby! He's really grown hasn't he? I've been amazed at how fast they grow. My baby Holly is getting really tall and right now seems like she's all legs.

Moon_Child said...

PLease include me in your giveaway.

KraftyT said...

I dont have a blog but i always check yours lol
I would love one of your giveaways if i am ever lucky enough
my email is

your blog is so nice

nutmegg said...

I love reading other stitchers blogs, and I do enjoy reading yours very much I would also like to be in the giveaway have a great day...Margaret

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful give-away. Please add my name. Thanks :) Janet in TX The wedding pictures are beautiful!

Michele said...

I'd love to be included in our giveway :)

love those paws! lol

Carissa said...

Wonderful giveaway! And that Peacock looks to be quite the challenge. My Grandma always said our family crest from Germany was the Peacock and she had lots of stitched Peacock items.


Myra said...

Your puppy is precious! I am in NC too. :o) I would love to be in your drawing. myrast at embarqmail dot com

Emily said...

Secret Garden will be so great when you get it done, plug on. Some nice patterns, throwing my hat in as they say

Emily in NC

Terry N said...

your projects look like they are lots of fun.can't wait to see the secret garden as you progress with it.i will give it a try for youe sweet give awaytoo please. Terry N

Joanie R. said...

Wow;, how generous. Please include me in the drawing, and Happy Blogoversary!!!

Joanie R.

Anonymous said...

Awesome giveaway. Happy birthday from one birthday girl to another.

craftingaplenty said...

Love the giveaaway! Can a beginner join? loretta

Anonymous said...

HI, love the music. I would love to be in for your give away. Thanks, that's really nice of you to do this.
Sherri Kennedy

AFwife99 said...

I would love to get the January birthday pattern since my youngest DD is a January birthday. Please enter me

Jess- ILCS

Lisa said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway...I too love the way the RRs are coming out. This is so fun! Happy BD!

Nancy said...

Isn't confetti fun? LOL I figure my HAED should be done sometime around 2025 too! I know several people doing the heart RR thing. Will be interesting to see how they turn out! Gotta love the paws.....looking forward to see him on his 1st birthday!

Kate said...

Oh my Gosh! Please enter me in the drawing. Glad to hear the newlyweds had a great time.

Gabi said...

What a great give away. Please enter my name in the draw as well. My email is

The heart RR looks interesting. And I admire your HAED. Stitching a big thing like that on 25ct over one is already a big thing...but doing that on black leaves me in awe.
And Montana...he is simply adorable. I love each picture of him.

shutterbug said...

What a generous drawing! I can't stitch yet since my wrist surgery (almost a month ago since my icy accident! see my blog if you don't know what I'm talking about), but I'm hoping to stitch soon. Please add me to the drawing.
Thanks & hugs, Elaine

ange said...

i'd love to be entered in this giveaway!

Beth said...

What a great update.

First, YES! Please enter me in your giveaway drawing. I'm starving on my stash diet and your goodies look yummy.

What a big baby! Montana is so cute! I'm sure he'll grow into those feet. They usually do.


Chars said...

Firstly - please include me in your giveaway :) thanks.

Montana is soooo cute :)

Glad that the newlyweds are home safe :)

Love the stitching on your peacock... I wonder if it is a mistake - maybe email the designer like some others have suggested?

Have a great week and happy stitching :)

Dottie said...

I'd love To Have First Choice Is The Birthday Sampler On The Tan Fabbie Or The Santa On the Tan. You Have Some Beautiful Stitchings.
Thank's Dottie In Va

Anonymous said...

Hi! Great progress, i`m sure you will be done in no time. May i be included in your giveaway? I know i`m a world away and this is my first time to join in one. Anyway, here is my email addy: Thanks and congrats agian.
DickyH (from the Philippines)

Katrien said...

Your stitching looks great, cute dog. :)
Please add me to the give away. I've only recently learned about these designers in the ILCS-group, but they look great.
Katrien -

Kim said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary! Please enter me in your great giveaway - Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Glad the Newlyweds made it home safely. Great job on the RR. Oh the puppy is in growing mode. So adorable. I would love to be included in your drawing. One more thing before I go. I nominated you for an award on my blog.

karen said...

the RR looks awesome, can't wait to stitch on it. love the colors. YOu are one brave soul stitching a HAED. you go girl!! LOL
congrats on the wedding!! you must be a proud mama!
I would love to enter your giveaway! hugs

Rene la Frog said...

I'd love to be included in your giveaway.

Your puppy is getting so big but still is a real cutie.

Rene la Frog said...

oooops forgot to include my email That's what happens when you start reading blogs late at night.

Lillie said...

Congrads to the newly weds, thank you for sharing such a happy occassion and Happy Blogaversary.
Never knew that dogs could have those feet. Good start on the heart.

Please put me in the draw and thanks.

Lou's addictions said...

I'm glad the newlyweds are enjoying married life. Long may it continue.

I love all the pics you post of your pup, hes too cute.

Please enter me in your giveaway, these are lovely charts and a generous offer.

Vicki Palmer said...

Carolyn, Montana is looking gorgeous as always! I would love to be entered in the giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity.

RhondaWoman71 said...

sign me up for the giveaway to
RhondaM NC

Kathy said...

Puppy feet!!!!!! Oh he is just darling.
I hope you had a fabulous birthday.
The RR will be so pretty and wonderful keepsake.
I would love to be included in your drawing.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I would love to be included in the drawing.


Shelley - ILCS said...

Gorgeous giveaways! You are so generous!


PS Love the latest in Furware, lol!

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary there girl!!! It has been a pleasure getting to know you.
Aren't these Friendship samplers fun. I love all the different colors. And your peacocks, I love peacocks,hence my HAED choice.
Please enter me in your drawing hon.

maegwin4 said...

Nice giveaway. Hope you enjoyed your b-day. Use that gift card yet? Glad you got it ok-I've never done a gc online before.

valerie said...

Great giveaway. I hope you had a great birthday! Please include me in your drawing...I'd love the chance.


Cindy B said...

Hello Carolyn pretty pics.And please enter me in your giveaway.

lynda said...

I'd love to be included in your giveaway. Congrats on everything!


lynda said...

Hi Carolyn...please come visit my blog...I have a surprise for you!

Von said...

Montana is growing so quickly!!

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway, Carolyn. :)

Carolyn said...

I just discovered your blog and love it.Your puppy is adorable:)

I would love to enter your draw,it is such a nice thing to do:)


Becky K in OK said...

Love your puppy feet. Please include me in your drawing.

Shelleen said...

that peacock pic will be beautiful stitched up. Puppy is getting big.

RuthB said...

Why Carolyn what a simply adorable furbaby! He's just adorable. Simply adorable.... even with those jumbo feet.

That RR is lovely. I saw Micehle and Karen's and I'm terribly envious. I might need to try that pattern.

Thanks for the lovely giveaway offer. I'd be honored to join--
rbehling1916 at yahoo dot com

Claudia E said...

I love the Secret Garden 3 that you've chosen to do. I'm sure that it will be stunning when you've completed it. Also, I think that it's grand that you're having a giveaway! Please include me in.

bemgelado (at) aol (dot) com

Sonnja said...

What a great giveaway!
Kind regards,

Beertje Zonn
from the Netherlands

jennilynn said...

Carolyn, your stitching is lovely. those hearts are cute. I would like to be included in your giveaway.


Theresa said...

I love your blog! Your furbaby is getting so big--I love big puppies. I would love to be entered in your draw.
Theresa in NW Kansas

Cheryl said...

The puppy is so cute! Love these heart RRs.
Would love to enter your drawing
cherylthomas3000 at yahoo dot com

CindyMae said...

So glad the newlyweds are back and happy!!! The hearts are looking fantastic!!

Our smallest dogs feet reminds me of Mary Poppins! LOL She stand with her front feet pointing out and it looks so cute!

Please enter me in the giveaway!!!

Terri said...

Your stitching is great. And the puppy is getting big.

Marion said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to enter!

I love your cross-stitch...I have never seen that chart before!!!

You must be in the RR that Sara started? I did not join, but I'm sure it will be so much fun!!

Cute doggie!!!

Take care, and Happy Easter!

Marion said...

I love that pattern - looks like you've got your work cut out for you though. Beautiful colors to work with - it will be fun to see it come together.
Please enter me into the drawing! I love to win stuff!

omashee aka Barb said...

Happy Blogoversary, Happy Birthday, Happy Everyday, Carolyn!
I'd love to be considered for your wonderful giveaway.

Loves Christmas said...

Montana is getting so big; by the time he grows into those feet he'll be huge.

I would love to be entered in your drawing.


Bagira said...

I love your dog. I was always happy to melancholy, when it comes to her photo - I want a dog of this breed :0)

Bagira said...

... and Happy Easter! :o) from Russia

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn! I love your blog and thank you for the contest!

If your pupy grows into his feet, you are going to be in BIG trouble! Good luck with him!

Can't wait to see more pics of your peacock! WOW!!


Patricia Cecilia said...

Happy Easter Octave to you, Carolyn, and what a full and wonderful post! Thanks for enlivening Tax Day with a drawing!
Patricia stitcher (at) chantingneedle (dot) com