Monday, April 30, 2012

Lets give away another gift certificate!

Lets give away another Gift Certificate! One lucky winner will be able to select $25 in goodies from my ebay store and I will pay the postage any where.
So post a comment here and get one entry. Post on your blog and get two entries. For each friend you send you get two more entries.
I love to share with all of you and this is my thank you for being a faithful follower.
Winner to be announced May 30th.
Let the comments begin!

Gift certificate and floss winners

It's fun time again! Time to announce all the winners....the random number generator was VERY busy this morning.....
First lets do the $25 gift certificate: Teresa S. So take a look in my ebay store, don't buy through ebay, just tell me what you would like for your $25. I will pay the postage.

I'll put the kettle on winners:
5 stitchers get 2 skeins of this beautiful floss:
Mindi, Tatkis, Nancy, Christine and Musicwoman. Please email me so I can get your address.
5 get the pattern, charm and floss: PJ, Simone, Louise, April, and Becky in Virginia
1 winner of the chart, floss and fabric is: Shaunterria Owens. Please email me.
ALSO***You can have red or blue so tell me which one you prefer. Blue floss and a silver charm or red floss and a gold charm.

Thanks for playing along once again. I love to share with you and I only wish I could send each and every one of you a gift each time. Lets keep the give-aways going and maybe...just maybe...over time...each of you will win something.

Have a great day!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

New summer floss colors and a new give-away!

I have some new floss colors for summer, some beautiful warm colors. Peach, candy pink, squash, sweet  potato, taupe, Linda's brown (I had to name this after her!) lets give some away. Lets give 5 stitchers 5 skeins of floss on May 30th. Lots of time to sign up and you still have all summer to stitch with it. I am just listing this set on ebay too.
Same a follower, post a comment here, post on your blog and get 2 entries, for every friend you send you get two more entries on this one.
You will need to check back when I announce the names. You will then need to email me and give me your address. I truly don't have time to hunt you help me out!
Let the comments begin................

Monday, April 23, 2012

I absolutely LOVE stitching with red

I could have everything in my house stitched in My coffee grinders are red, my Griswold antique cast iron pans are red and cream, red and cream doilies, red and yellow cabbage roses on the wing chairs, I could go on and on. So I stitched with red last week. I stitched my Welcome rooster pattern on 32ct linen that I overdyed a little...changed it a little to make it bigger for the frame I have....I stitched a bird ornament, I did a new mini ornament (pattern available soon after I finish it) for Treasured Friend and Best wishes and Happy stitches...and Sara finished I'll put the kettle on in red for me.
It's back to patterns this week and lots of frame orders so there probably won't be time for stitching. I needed a break anyways. These sore hands can only do so much.
OK's a peek!

I hope all of you had a good weekend. Spring has arrived here and all the flowers are in bloom and spectacular. I need to stop and smell the roses!

Have a great day!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Floss winners and a new floss give-away!

My favorite time once announce some more winners of my hand dyed floss. There are 5 winners, 5 skeins each:
Pam in PA,     MartyG,  KrissyB,   Kathy A and Priscilla.
Please email me
I will need your address to mail these to you.

Now...LETS DO IT AGAIN!!!!! Lets give 5 stitchers 5 (20 yard) skeins of my hand dyed floss.
Be a follower and post a comment here. Post on your blog and get TWO more entries. For each friend you send get TWO more entries.I had to change the rules a little for this one to give you more chances to win.
Drawing to be May 15th. Good luck everyone...let the comments begin!


Friday, April 13, 2012

New patterns from a busy week

I had another busy there any other kind?? At least it was a productive one and I finished several new patterns. First I had a stitcher request that I convert one of my perforated paper mini mottoes, Treasured Friend, into a cross stitch chart. I was going to do this in an ornament soon...with a different pattern so stay tuned.

Next I wanted to add to my Rooster collection so I did a small welcome pattern. I wanted a small picture to hang on the wall (running out of space as usual) so it is 94x99. I started stitching this on natural 32ct linen and I will show that when I am finished.

Last but not least, I added the letter N to the ever growing Ornament Collection. It includes No place like of my very favorite sayings.

I hope all of you had a productive week too. Stay happy...keep stitching!
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A gift from a dear friend

I received a beautiful gift in the mail this morning from a dear friend. Isn't it nice how these presents seem to arrive on a day when you need a little cheering up? Judy made this for me with some of the Plum floss she won in my give-away and some of the ric rac trim she purchased from me. Add a sweet little design and you have a winning combination. Thank you Judy! I will treasure it as I treasure my friends. I am truly blessed and have so much to be thankful for.

I hope each and every one of you are blessed with good friends. That's the best part of life.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Enter to win a gift certificate at The Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

I had a customer request for a gift certificate in my ebay store. Ebay doesn't have gift certificates...but we can do one! Lets give a $25 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner this month. They can browse my ebay store and pick out $25 in goodies and I will pay postage anywhere. Sound good? Lets do it!
Enter now! Post a comment here. Be a follower. Post on your blog and get another entry. For each friend you send you get another entry. Lets keep the giving spirit going.
Drawing to be April 30th. We will have to do this one more's so much fun to share!

Good luck stitchers! Lets the comments begin..........

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The newest blue floss project

I wanted to add one more little ornament to the new Antique Blue with Tan floss collection so I stitched the bird ornament from the letter A collection...and of course...changed it to an N. For this bird, I selected the darkest and brightest parts of the variegated blue floss to make it stand out a little more and I think I succeeded. Now to stitch it into a little ornament pillow...or something....I was thinking it would look great as a center design on a needle book too. So many possibilities. I truly need to find one whole day to get the sewing machine out and finish a dozen projects so I better put that on the calendar.
I hope you are all still in the sewing mood ....I know it is not a seasonal thing around here, that's for sure.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Easter

I wanted to wish each and every one of my faithful followers a very  Happy Easter!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.

Love and hugs,

Letter M for the Alphabet Ornament Collection

Getting back to the Alphabet Ornament Collection...I did the three patterns for the letter M this morning. M was a hard one....for a saying, and I kept going back to Memories and that was my final decision. I also changed the bird ornament and did two smaller birds on this one. I hope to get a few more letters done soon.  I was swamped with orders for  hand carved frames this past week and one can only find so many hours in each day. Believe me...I stretch them to their limits trying to squeeze in all I can. If you saw the list of things I have to do each day you would be surprised that I ever find time for patterns. After I get all these frames boxed and mailed I will focus on patterns once again. After all, the letter N is next!

I hope all of you are having a great week filled with stitching.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Combining parts of samplers for something new

I like to combine parts of samplers to come up with something new...either for myself or a gift. I wanted to see this new blue floss on natural linen so I stitch it this week on 32ct. I took the verse from Teach me to feel another's woes and used the border(I changed it a bit) from the I'll put the kettle on sampler. I just kind of did it as you go...stitched the verse and then did the border around it. I had an antique frame that was the perfect size for this little verse. I needed something else to add to the "blue" now I will frame it and hang it on the wall. I guess I am done with blue for a while...and need to get back to patterns. I have a dozen or so that I need to put to back to work. I just wanted to share a bit for today.

I hope you are all still stitching...I know a lot of my friends drop the needlework (I didn't know that was possible for an addict!) when the spring weather arrives and they do outside activities. I hurry to do the yard work and get back to the needle work!

Have a great day.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Winners of the sampler pattern

Here are the names of the 5 lucky winners of the Teach me to feel another's woes sampler pattern:
lesli, wranglerkate, Karen(Thomas), Diann and trillium.
Charts will be sent pdf. Email me please:
Thanks for participating once again. Enjoy your samplers!