Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bad Blogger, Taking a Breath and a Giveaway

I know, I know - I've been a bad blogger.  I'm so sorry!  When I got into my Reader yesterday, I almost fell over by the amount of posts that I'm behind on!!!  Oh my goodness - all the fun that I've missed out on reading.  But bear with me - I'm going to try to catch up.  Since I got back from NY it seems like the days have just flown by with preparations for Christmas and the shopping.  It seems like it's just zoomed by.  But now that the kids are home and the shopping is done,  I can finally catch up.

Is everyone ready for Christmas?  I think I am.  I say that because I know that in a day or two I'm going to remember something that I have forgotten.  No matter how many lists I make, I always forget something.  But I think I'm ready!  Presents are wrapped.  Shopping done (I think).  So now I can take a breath.  I always get anxious that I won't find what I want or they'll be sold out of the thing my kids always seem to ask for that is this year's "got to have it" thing that everyone else is looking for.  But I think I'm done.

In all the hustle and bustle of trying to get ready for the holidays, I managed to get a little more stitching done on Susanna.

Susanna Lane
The Scarlett Letter

I really love working on her with the bright colors and the satin stitch portions, but the fabric is a little hard to stitch on.  I'm using unbleached linen and some of the colors are a little difficult to see on the fabric.

You can see some of the satin stitching in the flower in the border.  The colors are a little off on this as it's cloudy here today as usual.  But I think that all the pictures are clickable to get a better look at it.  I also figured out one of the reasons why my stitching has been so slow lately.  Mr.  Bailey.  Before he came into our household, I could get up early on the weekends and get a good three hours of stitching in the mornings.  But since he's been here - the minute you get up - he's up too and he won't leave you alone.  But this morning, low and behold, I got a couple hours of stitching in without him bothering me.  Do you think it will last?  I'll keep my finger's crossed!!!  

There was no quilting this week!  Hopefully next week when everything slows down after Christmas and the kids are sleeping in.  I know that the Farmer's Wife blocks are due to show up soon, so maybe I'll be able to knock those off.

Before all the shopping this week, our Guild had it's annual Christmas Party last Sunday and it was a lot of fun.  Unfortunately, the weather was not.  It dumped a good 8" inches in my part of the world and driving there and back (about 100 miles round trip) was not the easiest drive I've been on.  It still looks like this around here today as it's been so cold the snow hasn't had a chance to melt.  And another 2-4" are predicted on Tuesday.  I think we'll definitely have a White Christmas around here!!

And of course, they don't plow our street, so it's always fun trying to drive around.  Anyway, at our Guild Luncheon we had what my daughter calls a White Elephant.  Is that what it's called?  Everyone brings a gift - in this case it was to be a vintage item.  Then everyone picks a number and you start at Number 1.  That person picks a gift.  Then Number 2 goes and can either take Number 1's pick or pick a new one.  I'm sure everyone has played this at some time.  Well, this is what I came home with - Happy Dance:

This was the gift that Terri brought to the party.  Someone had picked her gift and it was sitting in their hot little hands.  Now mind you, there were some very nice gifts there and many more to be opened, but I had to have it.  I didn't think that I had a snowballs chance in you-know-where of holding on to her, but no one took her so I came home with her.  I just love her - and she's blue - what's not to like?????

Then as luck would have it, when I wasn't even looking, I scored a major find for my craft room.  I've wanted one, but then again, if I put more things in my craft room, I'm not going to have any room to move. But I went up to strip mall to pick up some things for my husband for Christmas (so I'm blaming this on him, don't you know), and in that strip mall is a Home Goods.  Yes, one of those stores that I just can't stay out of.  Well, actually, I was looking for something in there, but then I came around the aisle and not really watching where I was going - you know - head in one direction and body going in the other direction - I almost knocked this over:

So it came home with me.  I told DH this was my Christmas present since I put it on his charge!  LOL

I've been trying to put together a list of things that I want to accomplish in 2011.  I don't know if I'm going to stick with this list, but I'm sure going to give it a try.  I'd publish the list, but since I've never been known to stick to a list I won't post it here.  Maybe in my sidebar at some point.  I made up a list of 15 projects that I want to get finished this year.  Seven projects are WIPs and eight of them are new - but ones that I have the supplies for.  No buying new things (yeah right!).  My main focus is Ann Medd though.  She was my New Year's start in 2005 and I think her time has come.  I won't post a picture of it now because I've done that before.  I'll post a pic and a progress pic when I pick her up again.  But I will have a New Year's start.  It was hard to figure out which one to do, but I ended up deciding on another Adam and Eve of the Rhode Island kind:

Elizabeth Sheffield
The Scarlett Letter

I don't think that this picture does it justice because when I pulled the colors I was in love.  I also noticed that this sampler is on exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum in New York.  I would love to see it in person, but that's one of the museums that always seems to be closed on Mondays.  Maybe next year.

Anyway, in making my lists of what I'd like to get accomplished next year - WIPs and new things, I started digging around.  I keep a tote bag next to my chair with small projects in it hoping that this year I'll do some smaller things:

Okay, now I know that I collect a lot of stitching stuff, but when I went through the bag I found two Tombstone Angels by Kelmscott Designs, so I decided to have a giveaway since it's the Season of Giving.  The giveaway is for the pattern which comes with the hornbook and the trim.  I'll add in the fabric, batting and Belle Soie silk.  I'll also add the pincushion/scissor keep that's sitting next to the pattern.

Besides the pincushion/scissor keep (scissors included), I'll add in a bunch of other things to make it fun - I'm not sure what they'll be yet, so it will be a surprise even to me!  I'll pick a name on TUESDAY, JANUARY 4TH and the giveaway is open to all my followers no matter where they live.   Just leave a comment that you would like to win and also, let me know what your favorite on-line needlework store is.  :o)

I still have a tiny bit of decorating to do - no heavy lifting - just some things I want to put out.  One was my feather tree that I've collected little ornaments for.  Well, those ornaments won't go on this year - my darling daughter has decided to decorate it in her own style:

Yes, a Barbie Tree.  Not quite what I had in mind, but the ornaments fit on it perfectly!   And speaking of my daughter, she's still asleep and I need to wake her up.  We have some major baking to do this afternoon:

If you ever come across this cookbook-  run, don't walk to buy it.  I don't know if it's in print any longer, but it's got the best cookie recipes I've ever found.  Not a bad recipe in it!  Ymmmm!

On the College front, DS found out that he has been placed on the Deferred list for the University of Michigan.  You can imagine his disappointment, but as I told him, it's not a Rejection - they do see the potential in him.  So now it's decision time for him - does he want to wait until April to hear for sure, or take one of the other schools' offers?  Time will tell!!

So that's it from my part of the snowy woods.  I can't wait to catch up on all of your blogs, see what you're doing for your holidays and your decorating.  And your stitching and projects, of course!

This time of year always makes me reflect on the year past and with blogging, all the wonderful people that I've "met" or actually have met, the friendships I've formed and the emails of friendship and gifts that I've received.  I am so happy that I have met so many of you and hope that in the coming year and years, I can have the opportunity to get to know more of you better.  It truly amazes me that there are so many people out there who share their love of stitching through their blogs and who share their words of encouragement.   And I thank you for your comments and words of encouragement.  They do mean so much to me!  Now I need to be a good blogger and return those encouraging words to you.

I wish everyone a safe, healthy, peaceful and blessed holiday!!


KarenV said...

I think we're almost ready - spent this afternoon wrapping everything except the one gift that hasn't arrived yet. All we really need to do now is a little more food shopping, a bit more cleaning and bake a couple of bits before the ILs come over on Thursday. Unfortunately, we've had snow this weekend and everywhere's a bit disrupted - hopefully we won't get any more before the 25th :)

Love your progress on Susanna, such pretty colours and stitches! Merry Christmas!

Jennifer said...

I love Paula's designs and your scissor/pincushion is to die for! Please count me in.

Congrats on your White Elephant win. It's beautiful!

Joanie said...

Your win is gorgeous! I can see why you wanted it to come live at your house.

I would love to be entered in your drawing. Thanks for your generous give-away!

I've got Christmas wrapped up but have decorating and cookie making to do yet. I'm always behind!

Merry Christmas!

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE Susannah! And I had forgotten what Elizabeth looked like. Beautiful!! I can't wait to see your progress on it. I'm glad Bailey is allowing you some stitching time these days. :)

Good luck to your son on his decision about colleges. You can tell him he could always do UofM for his Master's Degree! I know, I hear you choking...

Love the Barbie tree! I've collected Barbie ornaments for my older daughter for years.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Sounds like you have gotten a LOT accomplished. I'm like you - think I have everything done and then at the last minute, something pops up!

Susana Lane is gorgeous!!! I'd love to see it in person next time I see you!

I would love to win your giveaway, who wouldn't? but I'll bow out and just say good luck to all your other followers!

Have a great week leading up to Christmas, Deb and may your Christmas day be merry and bright!


gracie said...

Your Susanna is so pretty....and I love the vintage really were lucky there.
I would love to be entered in your drawing...I shop through Nordic Needle, but love shopping at The Attic, here in Arizona. Lucky to have such a wonderful shop near by.

diamondc said...

I Love the Barbie Tree your daughter did agreat job, wonderful colors on Elizabeth sampler is beautiful so vintage looking, the Susanna sampler is very nice, nice score on the vintage pin cushion I simply love it.
Your addition to your sewing room wow what more can I say you are very lucky.
Merry Christmas
P.S. Includeme in your givaway.

Chris said...

You have had a lot going on but it looks like things are under control :) The vintage piece has such great character.
I am trying to decide what sampler next too. I think your choice is great with wonderful colors.
Please include me in your giveaway.
Merry Christmas!

Debra said...

What beautiful projects you are working on!
I would love to win your giveaway!

ana s. said...

A friend keeps her ongoing projects in the same kind of bag. I would love to be entered. My favorite online shop (also has a bricks and morter) is Elegant Stitch in Modesto CA.

Peggy Lee said...

Love the colors in Suzanna. Your stitching is so lovely.
All that snow is good for a white Christmas but I would rather have sunshine myself. I think it's pretty when it's falling though! Not much snow to be seen around my house anymore. The sun must have melted it all away.
I would love to be included in your giveaway...THANKS!!

Margaret said...

Your Susanna is looking prettier and prettier! Just gorgeous! I love what you came home with from the guild party too! And Elizabeth Sheffield -- great pick for a New Year's start! You're so sweet to have a giveaway! Thank you! My favorite ONS. Hmmm. Well, It's probably a toss up between Elegant Stitch, Needlecraft Corner and the Attic. lol! Those are my main squeezes. :D

lynda said...

Not quite finished with Christmas preparations, but almost there!
I would love a chance in your giveaway...thanks!
I haven't been to my LNS in so long, but I do like buying on-line from JoAnne at 123 stitch and Amy at DSL.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Denise said...

I wondered where you've been. Glad to hear you're back and doing well! Mr Bailey is still making Mom change her methods - silly dog. As long as you aren't still cutting quilts in the kitchen!

Oh the snow you have! Your guild luncheon sounds like fun - quiet the pincushion you received!

Love how you blame DH for your new dress form! My mind works that way too!

All those projects to do (and you aren't buying anything new?!?!) you need to join one of the challenges starting the 1st!

Talk soon -
Merry Christmas -

Cath said...

I'd love to be entered for your giveaway . My fave online shops are Sew and So and Thread Bear .

Linda said...

Sounds like you have been just as busy as the rest of us. Sewing and more sewing. I sewed the last stitch today om my machine. Still some hand work to do and then I'm done. Shopping is done and wrapped. Tree is up and decorated, decorations are up around the house and outside.Baking is done and almost gone. The ground is covered in snow. So Santa will have a soft landing. Your gift you won is delightful. Our guild was cancelled as well for bad roads.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Count me in on your giveaway.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Susana looks wonderful Deb... I love the nice bright colors. Love your New Year start too and you scored a great present at your guild's party.
I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. My favorite online shop is The Needlecraft Corner.

Sampler Lover said...

Hi Deb, Susanna is looking really lovely and I think she is worth all the trouble.
Love your White Elephant. You can't go wrong with a bit of blue and white china.
Can I also enter your give away. My favourite On Line Needlework shop is in Sydney and is called The Crewel Goblin. It is also a brick and mortar store, but for me it is OLNS. - Sandra.

Alice said...

Susanna is so beautiful! Love your White Elephant prize too. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Myra said...

So many pretty things to see on this post Deb. Susanna is just gorgeous as is the white elephant win. Love the dressy dress form and how you came to "bump" into her. :o) I would love to be entered in your very generous drawing. I hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas.

Sharlotte said...

Yippee Deb! So glad to see something from you and catch up with what you've been doing! I think we are ready for Christmas. About as ready as we're gonna be anyway! I have never seen a Barbie tree. How fun! Love the sttiching. I used to have a kit from The Scarlett Letter and wasn't getting back into stitching at the time, so I put it on ebay. Now I wish I had it! Please include me in your drawing! Perhaps my 40th bday being the day before the drawing closes will bring me some luck! Here's hoping anyway! Have a great week and Merry Christmas!

Annie said...

I love how jam-packed your posts are with interesting things. The Barbie tree is so sweet and that dress form is the cutest.

Your Susana piece is beautiful.

Sound like you like snow so I'm glad you have some to enjoy.

basketsnprims said...

Hi, Deb ~ what a wonderful post. Your sampler is beautiful so far and what a fabulous pincushion. I would love to be entered in your fun giveaway, I don't have a fave online store, they are all good. If they sell fabric, charts and floss ~ I love them. I'm still not ready for Christmas, having pneumonia set me so far behind but finally feeling better so playing catch up. Have a blessed Christmas.

Nancy M said...

I don't know how you always have so many things to blog about! If mine get long, I always think I bore people! Yours isn't!! I am done with everything except making some more chocolate dipped things. And waiting to wrap some presents that have yet to arrive...but have been told they will be here before Dec 24. We only got about 4" last weekend. Lucky you to get more! LOL It would be nice if it got warm enough to melt all that is on the driveway! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Edwina said...

What a great giveaway. Please enter me in the drawing. My favorite shop is Silver Needle.
Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

BrendaS said...

Love the colors in Susanna. I'm glad you were able to get some good stitching time in before your little pup noticed:)))

Nice white elephant gift. Isn't that always fun to do?

We didn't get a lot of snow last week but it was cold. This week they are predicting a couple of storms to blow through. As long as my family is home -- let it snow!

Have a very Merry Christmas. I so enjoyed reading your blog this year and look forward to your projects in the coming year!

Sheila said...

I would love to be entered into wonderful giveaway. i like to shop at Nordic Needle and 123 stitch .

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Carol R said...

Great giveaway! Please enter me into your draw - I am a follower of your blog!

Jules said...

You definitely lucked out in White Elephant! And your Barbie tree ~ a truly interesting idea! Great job!!

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! As for my favorite online needlework shop, I really don't have one - YET! lol...

Have a great Holiday Season and we'll "see" you in 2011!

Catherine said...

Your stitches are beautiful! Love the colors!

Good luck to your son with the decision he has to make!

Your white elephant win and your find at Home Goods are great! I'm sure you will enjoy them.

What a great give away! I'd love to be entered! I have to say I look at many online stores - there are some good ones, but tend to buy from my LNS.

Merry Christmas!

merumo said...

Your Susanna Lane looks gorgeous!! She makes me to go back to stitch something right now!! And what a farbulous giveaway!! I'd love to win this one :))) Happy Holidays!

Katherine said...

Oh, that Barbie tree is just too cute! Enter me in the giveaway, I'd love to win! Don't go so long with out posting next time; I always enjoy hearing about what you're up to and what you've found now that's really neat. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Kim said...

Beautiful stitching, Deb! And I love what's on your 'new start' slate! Gorgeous! The pincushion...agree..what's not to like!!!

natalyK said...

Your stitching is beautiful and from your post you sure have been busy. I am a follower and would love to enter your giveaway.

Happy Holidays!

~*Shar*~ said...

Merry Christmas hun, I'd LOVE to win your very generous give a way hun; :) My favorite on line shop would have to be 123 Stitch; they are so quick to get your orders out and very polite. I have an order ready to send off for tomorrow; I just ordered the scissors that are in the kit your giving away. :) I NEED this pattern!! LOL

Hugs, Sharlene

Parsley said...

What fun! I follow and would enjoy a chance at your generous giveaway.

Merry Christmas.

Faye said...

Believe it or not, we have seen snow here in the sunny Carolinas...Lsat week we had a snow day from school.... I love your photos you are showing and glad you back to blogging...We have missed you, but this time of year is crazy for alot of us!!

Stay safe and have a great Christmas, Faye

Kim said...

I would love to be entered into your contest! Thank you and Happy Holidays - love your blog!

April Mechelle said...

Loved all the photos!! I would loved to be entered. I get most my stitch stash from Anita's Little Stitches online!! She is great !

Yvette said...

Your hubby is so nice to let you buy what you want. LOL!!!!

Loved everything here tonight. SO much eye candy, luckily eye candy is not fattening. ;)

Deborah said...

Susanna is beautiful. I love the Barbie tree. What a wonderful giveaway. I would love to be entered. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Sherry :o) said...

Love your "win" from last week - wasn't that a fun drive home. Tina drove, so I just got in the back and buckeled up and believe it or not, was quiet for some of the ride! Then once home, decorated the tree - sure wasn't going anywhere else.

Your giveaway looks like fun - I have to do some cleaning too and I know I have doubles of some things so after the first of the year and the busy work stuff is done, I will be picking your brain about giveaways (maybe at January KSSG meeting).

Sorry about the deferred list - but you are correct, not a rejection. This year is so stressful for our seniors - fortunately my son will be going to community college and he knows it now - next year this time will be a differen story!

Enjoy your holiday - peace and relaxation to you and your family during this Christmas season and the upcoming 2011!

valerie said...

OMG, how do you cram so much great stuff in a post?! Susanna Lane is looking gorgeous! You need to show up a picture of Mr. Bailey. Puppies and kitties take up a lot of time with training and playtime. I know my stitching may decline once I find a kitty but it will be nice to have a companion at home and laugh at kitty antics.

Great giveaway...please count me in! I've been wanting this funny! My fave ONS at the moment is 123Stitch. Service is so fast! I also like Needlecraft Corner...Drema is a sweetie.

Merry Christmas Deb and Good luck to your son on his college choices.

StitchinManiac said...

Wonderful, wonderful Deb! I hope you have a great Christmas!

I love to read your posts. You are always working on something beautiful.


Sherry said...

Deb, it's always good to see you post! I enjoy them so much. It's like spending some special time with you. I love your project! No need to sign me up for your giveaway. I have plenty of patterns to keep me busy but I'm sure someone will be thrilled with it.

Patty C. said...

Count me in for the Giveaway - It sounds wonderful

Love the special craft room find - Great gift from -yourself - roflol - Oh I mean your DH

Have a very Merry Christmas !!!!!

Marion said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!
I'd love to enter your giveaway!!
Thank you for the very kind offer!!

Take care

Cindi Loo Who said...

I enjoyed reading your blog today. Lovely projects and I love your new addition to your craft room!

Please enter me for a chance to win your lovely giveaway!
I do most of my shopping at my LNS but have ordered a bit from Joann at 123Stitic.

woolwoman said...

Deb so good to see your post and read all your news - good that you are so close to having Christmas preps buttoned up - hope that means a relaxing week for you ! Love your progress on Susanna - wow gorgeous and your NYD start - ooh la la - very beautiful.

would love to be entered in your drawing - I have 3 shops that I mainly order from and I love them all for different reasons - Attic, Elegant Stitch and Needlecraft Corner. All 3 shop owners are lovely ladies and do a fantastic job helping addicts survive - er - I mean helping their customers with orders - many happy times for you and your family at christmas this year - Mel

Natalia said...

Thanks for sharing with us !! Susanna looks beautiful... and I like the new addition to your craft room.

Please enter me in your drawing and thanks for your generosity !!

Kim said...

Hello Deb! Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope to have the memory box finished this week.
Please enter me in your give away.
Happy Holidays~

Susan said...

Beautiful stitching! My fav OLNS are probably DownSunshineLane, ABC Stitch Therapy, and House of Stitchs.

Merry Stitching!
Happy Christmas!

Melissa said...

Love how your Susanna is looking - those colours are so pretty! I will look forward to your start on Elizabeth Sheffield. I purchased her too but will be slower to start. There are so many wonderful things to stitch!

My favourite ONS is Needlecraft Corner. Drema always provide great service. She's the best!

I would love to be considered for the giveaway!

Merry Christmas, Deb!

Berit said...

Deb, you are fabulous as ever! I'd say I want to be you when I grow up, but IDK how grown up you really are! (I mean that in the best way, truly. :)

I'll sit this giveaway out as I've been on a winning streak this year and want to give some of the other kids a chance. ;)

If you're looking for a good ONS Anita of Anita's Little Stitches is the best. :D No hassle, just email her what you want, and she sets it all up! Always a discount, too!

mbroider said...

Oh, i love that pincushion. The fabric colors are so yum!!!

Pls add my name too to your draw. I have never ordered from a proper needlework store, LOL. So cannot tell you my favorite.

Jennifer said...

Merry Chrismtas, Deb.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Deb ~
You may not be blogging often, but one of your posts equals ten of mine! Great post ~ I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I, too, am behind on my blog reading. I'm hoping to catch up today, but only time will tell.
Please enter me in to your give-away. I've not ordered from on online needlework store ~ I'm just getting back in to stitching a bit. Oh, wait. I have ordered a couple of patterns from Simple Folk and I've found a couple Stacy Nash freebies on Pattern Mart.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Pug hugs :)

Joanne said...

So much going on!!! I don't know what to say! Beautiful snow (drive safely!), amazing stitching, so lucky to get that pincushion, great present (the ones you buy are usually the best), fantastic Barbie tree....!!!
Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance (I am a follower).
Have a wonderful Christmas!!♥

Alice said...

Susanna Lane is "very" pretty. Love the special stitches and the colours are happy. We all need happy. : ) Now that bust... GORGEOUS! I have never seen one with shelves. Very original. What a find. How can you show me a cookie book like that and telling me it is a must have? I will have to get it from England or somewhere. Looks awesome!!!
Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas with your loved one's.

pj said...

Deb, keep up the great pics on your blog. We love to hear what you are up to and keep up with your stitching projects. Such beauties!!!! You have been a super email friend this past year and it would be fun to meet in 2011 and share our needles!!!!

Wishing the best to you and yours this Christmas Season. Enjoy! I would be honored to win your giveaway....Country Sampler is my favorite shop.

pam in iowa

Carol R said...

Susanna Lane is stunning!
Please enter me into your draw - my favourite ONS is Needle in a Haystack

Blu said...

Lovely stitching on Susanna and that pincushion is just too cute!

Please enter me in your draw. I've only shopped online at 123stitch. (and Ebay, but I don't think that really counts)

Suzanne said...

Beautiful work on Susanna and Frances. Love your finish on the Yellow House.

Sorry this is late, but I would like to thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog.

I would like to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.

Lois said...

Susanna is looking gorgeous! Love Elizabeth and can't wait to follow your progress on it. Isn't it strange how when you pull threads for a chart it looks totally different, usually more vibrant and colourful. Have a lovely Christmas and I'd love to be entered in the giveaway!

Doris said...

the stitch in Sussana look so pretty!. the scisso pin cushion is so original cute!

Michelle said...

Susanna is lovely - the colors are so fun! And I love the new start you've chosen for 1/1. Is that an A&E? Perhaps I need to see it bigger? I'll go look. Lots of fun things going on at your place...have a Merry Christmas! Now, go get out Provence!

Jackie said...

Deb, the title of "Bad Blogger" is not one that would *ever* be assigned to you. Your posts are always newsy and interesting.

I love the Barbie tree! And Susanna looks fantastic! I wish you luck in your 2011 challenge and I'm really looking forward to seeing what you get up to. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday!

Jackie said...

Oh! Drema and Needlecraft Corner is my favorite ONS!

Missy Ann said...

Oh I love that pincushion Terri brought!

Please don't include me in the draw - I'm not terribly fond of that design and would rather see it go to a home where it'll be loved. :)

Debs said...

Here's hoping your Christmas was a great one. The Barbie tree is cute. I never thought of doing anything like that. Have to say that I'm glad you got the snow and not us--we have about 2 inches on the ground.

I think I'm a follower of your blog so please add me also. I love that chart and can't believe that I missed it. My favorite online store is House of Stitches in LaPorte, IN.

thanks and hugs

SilkLover said...

Merry Christmas, Deb! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.

I am a follower and would love to take part in your giveaway. I moved and can't find a thing, including my pincushion! Thanks!

Karoline said...

Susanna is looking gorgeous, great progress.

I hope you had a great Christmas and I hope your 2011 stitching plans go well

Cathy B said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog and reading your posts! Your Susanna sampler is gorgeous!

Please enter me in your drawing. I have ordered from Elegant Stitch, the Attic, Stitching Bits and Bobs....and the list goes on!

Sharon said...

Susanna looks wonderful! Best wishes on your 2011 stitching plan. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Heidi said...

Stopping in Deb to wish you a happy and healthy New Year. May your needle and thread bring you much happiness!

Hugs from Holland ~

Ellen said...

Happy New Year! Would love to enter your giveaway, thank you.

My favorite online shop is Anita's Little Stitches. Anita is great!


Erica said...

Your stitching is beautiful!
I love your vintage pin cushion. I collect them too!
I would love to be entered in your giveaway!
My favorite online stitch store is 123Stitch. They are amazingly fast!

Jan said...

Ow wow, please count me in your giveaway, Deb! I am so bad at not being around of late, and commenting, but I most certainly have been thinking about you. Just read this, so hence the late date, posting...thanks for the opportunity, what fun!

Terri said...

Oh my on the Barbie tree! I would love to have one of those myself.

Please enter me in your giveaway. I use a couple of online stores but am going to go with The Attic since I'll be moving to that area are the end of the year.

Happy new year to you!

P.S. I see a whooooole lot of A&E in your finishes :)