Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to McKenna C, the winner of the November Giveaway.  McKenna please contact me at my email address with your mailing information.

I had a quite a few interesting emails regarding this piece.  It seems that it has a few admirers but was not "right" for many homes.  Also there were a few other people that had experienced weighing projects on effort of work versus gift receiver's appreciation for all the hard work that went into it.

McKenna, I hope you really enjoy it or have some one in mind that would really appreciate it.  Good luck with it.

Thank you to all that entered.  I appreciate all the comments.

Update: McKenna says her parents are into ships/boats and should appreciate this piece so it's going to a good home.  I'm so glad!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November Giveaway

With all the spending you'll be doing this week during Black Friday weekend, I thought it'd be nice to get something for free.  I'm giving away this cross-stitch pattern from my stash.  It's an older pattern, never used, just unwisely purchased.  I've come to realize over time that the person I had in mind when I purchased it would not really appreciate all the work and time that goes into it, and I'm not really into ships myself.
"Frigate - Eyes of the Fleet"
The "Frigate-Eyes of the Fleet" by Heritage Classics or Heritage Stitchcraft is from 1996.  It is on 4 sheets, and calls for DMC threads.  Design size is listed on the package as:
25 ct = 7.5" x 6 1/4" (worked 2 over 2 threads)
27 ct = 8 1/4" x 6 3/4" (worked 2 over 2 threads)
28 ct = 8.5" x 7" (worked 2 over 2 threads)
14 ct = 8.5" x 7"

The Rules:
You can enter by either commenting TO THIS POST or at my email.  If emailing, please use the subject line "November Giveaway" in the title.  Once again entries will picked using random.org number generator; numbers will be assigned 1, 2, 3, etc based on the date and time received of either the comment or email.  The deadline for entries is Sunday, November 25, 2012, 12:00 a.m. Central Time.  A winner will be announced on Monday, November 26, 2012.  Giveaway is limited to residents of the U.S.  Good Luck!

Update to Post:  I should have stated this earlier - To all my fellow countrymen, Have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday.  To all my friends, may you and your family be blessed, healthy, and safe wherever in this world you and they might be.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Work In Progress Update - Busy, Busy, Me!

Whew!  It's been a busy week here in the Houston area; actually a busy month.  We've had the International Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival, which I did not get to attend due to surgery.  I did enjoy the Texas Renaissance Festival, and discovered that they have FINALLY added Weavers to their demonstration exhibits!  Unfortunately, I was so stunned that they actually did something I had been suggesting for them to do for years that I forgot to take any photos for you -  I was a very irresponsible blogger.  I plan on going back the last weekend of the festival to get photos, but that is Black Friday weekend, so please don't hold me to it.  In the meantime, if you are in the South East Texas area, please drop in and see them.  They are located in the same area as the metal casting.  The weavers have several looms and a spinning wheel that they demonstrate.
Violinist Faerie at Texas Renaissance Festival
Can you believe she is sitting in the dirt in that dress?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

And the Winner Is...

The Winnah of the Fabulous, First Evah, Give Away at The Dropped Thread is...Joyce Clark Frank.  Congratulations Joyce!  I already have your contact information and will be getting your delightful bat thread keeper to you ASAP.  If you haven't visited Joyce's blog yet, you really should:  http://joycesloveoflife.blogspot.com/.  I've met her in person and this woman is so full of energy she puts me to shame.  The blog is worth the visit just to see all her WIP and finished work.  I don't think she really sleeps.  Maybe the bat is an appropriate item for her.

Thanks to everyone who participated.  I really appreciate the wonderful comments I received.  This has been a learning experience, and I hope the giveaways get even better with time.