Monday, February 20, 2012

Announcing Giveaway Winner, Etc!

OK here we are a short time AFTER I have drawn the name of the winner...anyone care for a drumroll?

Congratulations to...........DEBORAH of Cranberry Samplings fame

Thanks so much to all that participated, I am so sorry if you didn't win, wish I could send everyone something! Anyway, I did take a picture of the piece that will be going to Deborah...but the rest of the goodies, will not be divulged, because of two reasons...I still have some things I want to add...and also she should be the first to see, don't you all agree?

This sweet little pillow was stitched by me and finished by dear Faye who does absolutely gorgeous finishing work and she always, always makes every little finish, so unique to herself and whomever she is finishing it for. Anyway, I hope that you enjoy this small pillow, Deborah...I so wanted to include something with a bit of a heart theme, since this is Valentine's month and my birthday all rolled into one! So....there will be more goodies, and the goody package will be on it's way next week, so please email me, Deborah with your mailing info at my email address, please! tree of life 50@frontier.com. Thanks for playing!

Well, I have been trying my best to stitch every day, and have been true to that, for these first six weeks of 2012, with the exception of maybe three days, when I didn't pick up the needle. And not every day, did I put in very many stitches, but I am pleased to say that even with the minimal stitching, progress is made. I said I wouldn't share another picture of Time and Season Sampler by Moira Blackburn, until it was finished, but I just feel that I need to go back on that statement and share my progress. Still lots of stitching left to do, but feeling pretty confident (maybe I shouldn't say that) that T & S will be a finish for 2012!! I can only hope! Here are a couple pics:
Do you see that word TIME? There will be a TIME that I get this sampler done, framed and on the wall, right? That is why the year is not yet stitched in the upper right hand border! lol This is stitched on 32 ct Antique Ivory with DMC threads.

And our dear Margaret suggested I start sharing some pics, of my sweet, sweet companion and darling kitty, Boo...so here is Boo (aka Sugar Smack) my 7 year old calico.
That is it for this week, dear readers! I appreciate you stopping by for a visit and posting a comment. It is a joy to read them!

Love, Jan

26 comments:

natalyK said...

Beautiful stitching progress on your sampler!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Congrats to Deborah! The pillow is darling and I KNOW the entire package will be great. Awesome progress on a T&S Sampler. I have the pattern but have never stitched it - yours is inspiring me - it's really beautiful Jan!

Margaret said...

Awww, Boo is so gorgeous! Boo's coloring is wonderful! Congratulations to Deborah for winning that sweet pillow! And your Time and Season -- yes, there will be a finish in 2012! You will do it, I have faith in you! Love that piece!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats to Deborah... the pillow is lovely. Your kitty is lovely too!
You're making wonderful progress on your sampler... it's beautiful.

Deborah said...

Thanks so much! I am thrilled to have won. The pillow is gorgeous!

Deborah said...

Jan, please email me at sammi916@comcast.net I can't find your email address.

CalamityJr said...

What a beautiful gift! Your sampler is going to be amazing; I look forward to your finish.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the winner of your giveaway! Cute pillow! Fabulous progress on Time and Season, my friend! It is looking simply marvelous!

Robin

Faye said...

Congrats on the progress of your sampler~~ It is truly beautiful! I am so happy to know the little heart pillow is headed to live with Deborah.... I truly enjoyed putting it together!

Take care my busy friend....Always, Faye

Catherine said...

Congrats to Deborah! Sweet piece from Faye and love your wip!

Kaisievic said...

Oh, Boo is so gorgeous and I love, love, love your Time and Season Sampler.

hugs, Kaye xoxox

Mouse said...

ohhh well done Deborah :) and lovely stitching update and of course the star of the show is Boo ... she is gorgeous and deserves some limelight too ..lol :)
love mouse xxxxx

Patty C. said...

Beautiful Finish
Congrats to the winner

Carol said...

Your sampler is looking just gorgeous, Jan!! Beautiful stitching on both your little pillow, too :)

Stitchinowl said...

Congrats to Deborah! The pillow is so cute and Faye always does beautiful finishing.

Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Deborah! The little pillow is adorable and your wip is looking fantastic. Hugs, Candace

Lynn said...

Congratulations to lucky Deborah! The pillow is so sweet!
I really love your sampler Jan. I think it's a lovely mix of colours and motifs. That bunny is so cute!
This one will have to go on to my wishlist for sure.

Katrina said...

What a sweet pillow and I love your sampler WIP :-).

Kellie said...

Congrats to Deborah! That is a lovely pillow.

I love your Time and Season sampler. I have that one in my WIP/UFO pile. I pulled it out the other day and noticed that I had stitched 2010 on it already. I must have been really ambitious when I started it thinking I would finish it that year. LOL!

Love your Boo. I have a Boo kitty too. :)

Olivia said...

Lovely sampler! Yes, there WILL be a time when you finish this and it's hanging in your home. :-)

Shelleen said...

Deborah will love the package. The sampler is gorgeous.

Karoline said...

Congratulations to Deborah.

Time & Season is looking gorgeous

Susan said...

Love those Moira Blackburn pieces! You've done lovely stitching on Time and Season.

Michelle said...

Congrats to Deborah! And your Blackburn piece is gorgeous - you will have it done in no time, I'm sure!!

Carolyn NC said...

Faye always does a beautiful job, but that's such a cute finish! Nice stitching. T & S is beautiful. And so is your kitty!

Brigitte said...

There's some nice progress on the MB sampler. I just love it, it's one of her most beautiful samplers for me.