Monday, February 10, 2014

Hearts & 200th Follower Giveaway

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. 

 Giveaway prizes!!!
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  


Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, I love your Brenda Gervais finish! The way you finished the box is just lovely too! And your giveway! So wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win, and happy 200 followers! (Olympics -- how steep the hills and how fast they go too! Scary!)

Anne said...

Oooh, I too love your Brenda finish! So much to ooh and ah over. The box is finished perfectly. Such a heartfelt post :D Congrats on your 200 followers! There will be many more I'm sure. I would love to be entered in your giveaway my dear!! HUGS

Rowyn said...

Love your With Thy Needle & Thread heart finish. Beautiful.

Your Cut Through design is coming along well.

Congrats on 200 followers.

Loving the winter Olympics. There sure is some amazing skiing and snowboarding going on.

Have a great week.

Tricia T said...

Haven't the Olympics been wonderful! I can't imagine going down that mountain... EEK! Your stitching is beautiful! Congrats on your 200 followers, and, of course, I'd love to be entered in your drawing! : )

Ellen said...

Wonderful heart! I love Brenda's designs too!

Congrats on reaching 200+ followers!

Happy Valentine in advance!


Barb said...

All of your Valentine finishes are so pretty!Fairy Hill is also looking good! You are so generous with your give-away, please enter my name!

Jackie's Stitches said...

I've always known you were a generous blogger but to finish a giveaway with fabric your mom gave you just sealed the deal. You have such a giving heart Annette! Whoever wins your beautiful heart project will be fortunate indeed!

Phyllis said...

Love your heart finish with the heart cute!
Thanks for the chance to win your lovely giveaway! Congrats on 200 followers!

Parsley said...

So sweet! I love Valentines day and wish there were more patterns with the theme. Please enter me. 2718

nancy .c said...

I just visited your site today for the first time. I like what you have shown and would lik to be entered in your give away,


Justine said...

Love all your stitching as always Annette. The heart in its box is so pretty. I am in awe of your scrap booking - it looks so neat. What fun to have a giveaway for your 200 milestone - congratulations! And how generous of you to give away something you have made yourself. I would love the chance to win - thank you.

Linda said...

Your finishing is gorgeous Annette. You did a fantastic job. Wonderful progress on Fairy Hill. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I have never had a needlecase and it and the pouch are beautiful.


Lee said...

Love seeing all your stitching you certainly have been busy

Mii Stitch said...

Wow, there are plenty of great Valentine finishes!! They all look really pretty, congrats!! Please count me in for your giveaway, your hand made gifts are just fantastic!

Shirlee said...

Congratulations on all your finishes which are all beautiful : ) Fairy Hill is coming along quite nicely! Please do include me for a chance to win your very generous giveaway!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

First of all your WTNT finish is stunning! I love the top of the heart box, you did great! :)
And what a stunning piece that Lee sent you too!
and of course I would love to be included in your giveaway...I am a sucker for bags of any sort :)
Thank you Annette for sharing your talents with us!

Meredith245 at yahoo dot com said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Annette, I love your heart box. How fun and pretty! I should dig those out of my stash and work on them. Congrats on your milestone!

Musicwoman said...

Hallo Anette . Graduation to all your folowers.I do love all your finishes but specially the hearts.
You made my day just looking at all these cute things. Please count me in and thanks a bunch for this opportunity to win .
Have a nice time

Vickie said...

What a lovely, sweet Valentine finish. Congratulations Annette. Please do NOT include me in the giveaway. YOU,my generous, loving friend, have already given me one of everything you are giving away!!! ♥

Melissa said...

Annette, I love how you finished the Valentine pieces by Brenda! Magical!

Enjoy your Olympics stitching!

stitchinpeanut said...

200 followers WOW... Congrats... I love your finishes... very pretty. Thank you for having the giveaway and please add my name to the list.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your little heart and needlebook turned out so nicely.

You got a large chunk of your Bothy done!

Wow what a wonderful and generous giveaway! I'd like to be entered!

SoCal Debbie said...

Congrats on 200 followers! Your heart boxes are so lovely and your needle books and pin cushions are beautiful. The sewing pouch and everything you made is just amazing! How wonderful it would be to win!

Great progress on Fairy Hill! I added your pics to the SAL page. But where is Tinkerbell???

Chris said...

Wow Annette! You Valentine's finishes are so sweet. They look so delicate. Great progress on the cut through too.
Congratulations on 200 followers!! Woohoo!!

Giovanna said...

Lovely finishes! Italy got silver in the downhill, which everyone was very pleased about :-) Thanks for the give-away opportunity, I'd love to be entered please.

Emma/Itzy said...

What a beautiful giveaway, I would love to be included please! :)

Carol said...

Oh, those Valentine finishes are just gorgeous, Annette! I'm sorry the finished heart was a bit too high, but it still looks like one lovely set :) Nice gifts from Lee--she does such incredible work, doesn't she?

And who could resist your giveaway--I would love to try my luck :) Thanks for the chance!

CalamityJr said...

Congratulations, but 200 followers is not surprising! We all love your stitching and your big heart. Thanks for the giveaway; I'd love to be included.

Cindy's Stitching said...

I am watching the olympics and enjoying every moment. Some many hearts. how pretty for valentines day. Thank you for the giveaway.

Barb said...

Love your finish and the Olympics are a great background for stitching. Thanks for sharing such lovely things.

Simply Victoria said...

Your new finish is great as are your lovely giveaway items! I'd love to enter.
I like how you said on your last post you felt out of the loop. That is where I am at right now and trying to catch up. I'm doing so watching the Olympics. What amazing talent and hard work we get to sit and enjoy!

Kathy Ellen said...

How exciting to have reached your 200th follower! That is because you have such a wonderful stitching blog with so many beautifully stitched things to amaze us all.

I would love to be a part of your generous Valentines' Giveaway and will post about it on my blog too.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Teresa S. said...

What a wonderful post, Annette! I have that exact candy box pattern in my stash and have been looking at it and wondering if I would ever stitch it??? I think the answer now is yes. :)

I love the way yours turned out. It is the first time I have seen one finished and it is inspiring :0 Thanks for the kick in the behind!

And wow, what a great giveaway! Everything is beautiful and you are setting the bar high for a giveaway of my own for my blogoversary. Please put my name in!

butterfly said...

Such a pretty post , love all of your stitching .
I really love hearts .
Thank you I would love to enter your giveaway .

Purple Pixie Dust said...

Your stitching is so beautiful. Great to see that you've hit the 200 mark for followers, I just started a blog in Feb and hope to get allot of followers too. Purple Pixie Dust. happy valentines day. Please enter me in your giveaway. thanks hugs Lynda Ruth

KimM said...

OH MY GOSH! How I'd love to win your give away! I just became a follower - and congrats on over 200 followers!

Catherine said...

Such beautiful treasures! Congrats on 200 followers! I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Beaj said...

Hi Annette, Your finishes are always do such lovely work.
Congratulations on 200 followers.
Please enter me in your very generous giveaway.

Marilyn said...

Fairy Hill is too cute, and great progress on such an intense piece!
Love the Brenda Gervais pieces, so pretty.
Please enter me in your generous giveaway.

Simple Pleasure said...

You did a particularly fine job of finishing Brenda's Valentine box! Congratulations on reaching the 200 mark. Please enter me in your exciting giveaway.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart

Terri said...

What beautiful items for a giveaway! Please enter me! Thanks!

Love the stitching!

Merilde said...

Lovely work, Annette! I would love to be entered in the drawing for your generous give-away. Thank you so much!

Jeanne said...

Oh my - please enter me Annette into your giveaway drawing! I have been working on Brenda's chart "Valentine Sampler" which is a set of smalls to go with the larger heart-shaped candy box. I have the pattern also for the set you did and I want to do it next. Good tip about checking the height of your pincushion before closing up the stuffing opening - thanks for that. Yours came out beautiful! I need to go shopping for some 'music' paper for my boxes. I love everything you posted - congrats and what a lovely giveaway for your followers.

Lynn said...

I do love your Valentine finish!You've done a fantastic job. I have been working on one other of Brenda's Valentine charts. I love her designs!
Please include me in your generous giveaway. Winning certainly would be a lovely Valentine treat!
Thank you.

Brigitte said...

OH, so lovely, that heart box with the heart and the little needle case inside. Such a cute finishing.

Shebafudge said...

Hi Annette, Congratulations on reaching 200 followers...sorry I am so late to the party. What a gorgeous giveaway, I would have loved to enter had I not been so far behind on blog reading. xx