Greetings to you! Hope your all safe and warm as I've heard and seen lots of snow for the Midwest and back East of US. We been having some much needed rain the last few days. And I still have my Christmas trees up -LOL. Not in any hurry to take them down. I love having the lights on the trees glow during the night when its cold outside and so does my family.
I have some pretties to share with you. And I have reached 200 followers on my blog - Thank you and Welcome to all of you. I am having a giveaway and more on that at the end of my post. Hope you stick with me -lol.
This week is Valentine's Day. So hearts has been my theme which I love......
"Be My Valentine" by Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Thread
36ct Vintage Navy Bean by Lakeside Linens
For the red thread I used Cardinal Wildflowers by Caron, all other threads were used as suggested.
Yep about 2 years ago I was scrapbooking and decorated the heart box as Brenda instructed in her chart.
Nope box won't close - LOL. Now I will know in the future to check the stuffing height before I proceed to slip-stitch close the opening of the pillow and add the trim. Oh well!!!
My mom had given me this darling red mini hearts fabric and I used it. I added the yellow felt inside the needlebook myself. Brenda suggests to add a removeable piece paper to place your needles on but I didn't I like having felt pages to place my needles.
These pieces were stitched 2 years ago (at the time the chart became available) and I had only put together the mini needlecase. I only had the heart pillow left to make and now all is complete.
From Lee of "Notes from Under the Mountain
" blog sent me this beautiful stitched pick rose to add to my
tublerone rose set. It houses a clip for holding DMC Pearl threads. I love it and Thank you Lee.
Also Lee is having a giveaway on her other blog "The Other Side of the Mountain
" Please visit her and don't forget to leave a comment. On both blogs Lee has listed some beautiful freebie charts that she designed. So be sure to check them out:)
(After) as of Feb10th
Fairy Hill - Bothy Threads Cut Thru Monday SAL
I sure spent some time on Fairy Hill and managed to stitch the left side of the tree truck and started on the right side. Love this sampler.
And now for my giveaway. Super easy, just leave a comment on this post. That's it!!! I am giving away a brand new chart by Ellen Chester - "Mrs. Waddelow's Huswif". You know I LOVE Ellen and her charts. Ellen's charts provide the best instructions & charting. ALSO I'm including some Linen (32ct Belfast Natural size 20"x27" that's inches) and ......
A zippered project pouch that I made and a needlebook. The heart design was stitched on 36ct linen mystery color and silk thread by The Thread Gatherer - Irish Cob and Simply Strawberry. The heart design is a freebie on a French blog that can be fond HERE
. I had found one night while blog hopping. This blog's last post was on April 2012 but Zoe has other freebie beautiful charts and its definitely worth visiting.
There are 2 pages of felt to house your needles and a pocket on the right side.
Inside of the pouch - red and gold fabric.
Please leave a comment here on this post and I will draw a winner on February 14th - Valentine's day.
I have not stitched on Ann Dale lately I'm working on a secret project and getting close to becoming done.
Then I switched to stitch these hearts for the pouch and needlebook for my giveaway.
I also have been watching the Olympics. I loved the first event that aired here in California it was the Men's downhill - Oh I couldn't believe how STEEP that mountain was and such a loooong ways down. It was thrilling to watch. Did you see it? Are you watching the Olympics too?
With Love and Appreciation - Annette