Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Stitchy Update

It has been a crazy, busy two weeks since I posted last.  One whole week was spent photographing and listing items on ebay for a large consignment I received.  Then another week invoicing, packaging, relisting unsold items, and multiple trips to the post office. At one point I had 237 active auctions.  That is a personal best for me.
 
I also finished my first machine applique class.  It was two sessions one week apart. 
One of my quilting classes was cancelled due to low enrollment.  That leaves me 3 more to finish this summer. One is a weekend in August.  The other two meet monthly and I am enjoying them both immensely.
 


Thanks to Giovanna for pointing out to me that I forgot to put in the window panes on Christmas at Hollyberry Farm. I had put them off until the very end. Then, at the end, I forgot them! Now they are in and I like the results much better. The windows don't look like black holes :)

 
I finished stitching the first block in A Wooly Good Year.  My confidence in working with wool is building!  The pic I showed you before (in a previous post) was just pinned in place. The pattern is below-



I also finished The Gingerbread House from Gingerbread & Gumdrops by Wooden Spool Designs. The pic I showed you before was also just pinned. See the pattern below-
 
 


And I finished Embroidery Envelope by Crabapple Hill.  This was a WIP from 2 years ago. I am so pleased with the way it turned out!  Every bit is handstitched. The inside is below-



Stacy Nash Spring Flowers Pinkeep
Recently released in that cute, little box shown. This one was started at retreat.  The backing fabric included in the kit is behind the stitching. Please excuse the hoop mark.



Blackbird Designs Pumpkin Blossom Needlecase
All three parts
28 ct evenweave
Called for GAST threads
Now this needlecase will join the other two pieces I already finished in 2012. The Pumpkin Blossom pincushion and sewing boxtop.  Pics below-
 

 
 
I hope you have made it with me to this point in a long, picture-heavy post.  Because today is a celebration of reaching 400 followers!  That is remarkable to me.  I am thankful for each and every one of you. And grateful for the time you spend in my little corner of the world.  Your comments and caring words brighten my days.
 
 And I have a small giveaway to offer, but want this to be for my faithful readers/commenters/followers.  That's why I didn't mention it on the post title. And no need to post this on your blog.
 

Included in this giveaway-
Little House Needleworks The Sampler Lady with 28 ct linen fabric and all of the DMC threads to finish it.  Also included is a sweet strawberry pincushion with 2 pins-a strawberry and a yellow daisy. 

If you are interested in being entered in this giveaway, requirements are very simple-
1. Leave a comment on this post only.
2. Giveaway closes on July 12, 2013.
 
That's it.  If you are not a follower, or don't have an email linked to your blog, be sure to leave me your email in your comment.
 
I hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July.  It will be a quiet, stay-at-home night for us. 

P>S> I changed the photo in my header so you can see I really do live At Willow Tree Pond.  There is an egret in the picture, too. :)

 

47 comments:

Marlene Jones said...

Please add me to your give away, thanks

Bernadett Rauski said...

Wonderful stitchings.:)

Congratulations on your 400 followers.:)I would like to join your giveaway.Thank you for it.:)
Wonderful gifts...
http://petite-armoire.blogspot.com/
betikarauski@gmail.com

All the best.:)
Bernadett

Angela CG said...

Beautiful stitching. Please count me in.

Tatkis said...

Wonderful finishes! And the stitching case is adorable!

Thanks for the giveaway, I'd love to enter :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Congrats! Your stitching is lovely!

Ellen said...

Yes, I love your new header photo! Enjoy your stitching especially BBD's Pumpkin Blossoms!

Would love to join your giveaway, thank you for the chance!

Happy Holidays!

Hugs,

Margaret said...

Your header pic caught me right away. So cool! I love all your stitching too. So much! You are amazing! Beautiful work! Thank you for the giveaway too! Congratulations on 400 followers!

Maggee said...

I noticed the picture first thing! And saw the Egret! Tho I admit, I looked for a weeping willow tree... Love the pictures and stitching. Don't need to enter me, as I have enough stash waiting to be finished up!! But it is a lovely giveaway! Hugs!

Faye said...

What a most generous giveaway! I'd love the chance.... The sampler lady has always struck my eye... I'd stitch it and put it on my desk in my classroom... She looks like a teacher, plus my first graders would love seeing the "ABC's" in her apron... Al the goodies are really fantastic!!!! Faye

Lisa V said...

You sure have been busy stitching away on all those beauties!
I would love to be entered in your giveaway draw please, thanks for the opportunity, I am a long time follower.

Robin said...

237 auction items AND you still had time to complete all that stitching! Wow. I love the embroidery envelope. It's been on my wish list for a while.....restraint! I don't need another pattern or kit.....at least not right now. Your projects all look great!

Barb said...

So many great projects Teresa, you really have been busy! I love the pumpkin blossom design. I would love to be entered in the drawing. Have a very happy 4th. We are also having a quiet one just dinner here with a few good friends.

Kathy H said...

You have so many beautiful projects going. I especially love the embroidery envelope. Really pretty. Thanks for the chance in your wonderful drawing.

lisa said...

Your stitching is so impressive! One was more beautiful than the next! /I've followed your blog about a year but I have no blog of my own. My name is Lisa. scneth@verizon.net

Catherine said...

What wonderful projects! Congrats on reaching 400 followers ~ wow! Count me in!

Lee said...

Lovely to read all your news. please count me in for the draw.

Kielrain said...

What wonderful pieces you have stitched up.

I'd love my name to be tossed into the hat.


Thanks!

cucki said...

Beautiful finishes and pretty stitching.
Please Count me in for this sweet giveaway.
Thank you x

Mii Stitch said...

Great post with lovely finishes. Please do not count me in your giveaway. Your goodies are fantastic but I really have to be reasonable & stitch projects from my stash! Good luck to all your participants :)

Annette-California said...

WOW! Your needle certainly has been flying thru your linens. I love all your finishes. Do you know that I had just pulled out my BBD Pumpkin Blossom chart? I need to order some threads but yours looks beautiful. And thank goodness for fellow stitching friends - so nice of Giovanna to catch the missing window panes. Better now that you stitched them, rather than you framing it, & then noticing it:) All your wool/felt projects are gorgeous. Gingerbread house is so darling. Congrats on your 400 followers. I would like to be included for your giveaway - I want to win your lovely pincushion you made:)) love Annette

Bekca said...

Embroidery Envelope is such a gorgeous finish, you must be so pleased with how it turned out.
Congratulations on reaching such a high number of followers. You certainly deserve them, your craft work is beautiful :) Please throw my name into the hat for the giveaway! Thank you for organising such a wonderful prize.
Best wishes.

Marilyn said...

All great projects.
Love the Blackbird designs!
Please count me in.
Marilyn
Murf_2@ameritech.net

Dawn said...

Beautiful Blackbird pieces.

Please count me in on the giveaway.

Vickie said...

Congratulations to you! 400 followers! And 237 auctions!! I cannot even imagine! I love the new header picture. Have to admit, I have always looked for a picture of the pond on your blog, from the start! Please include me in your most generous giveaway. Thank you.

Kevin said...

Congrats on your 400 followers! I love all your pieces you've shared here. You've been one busy stitcher!! Wanna help finish any of my WIP's? LOL. I LOVE your Christmas at Hollyberry Farm! You've inspired me to go hunt for mine in my stash - maybe I'll actually get it done by Christmas if I start it now in July. Beautiful work.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

First off...
I was drawn by your Hollyberry Farm finish...lovely! I just received the Summer pattern in the mail. That makes me owning every one that she's put out...not a stitch in one of them...ha!

I love all your projects Teresa, it is amazing to me how much you accomplish!

Syd said...

Beautiful work! So inspiring. Congratulations on your successful ebay venture.

Please enter me in your giveaway.

Melissa said...

Congratulations on 400 followers! (You don't need to include me in the giveaway.)

Lovely stitching. You've been busy creating lots of beautiful things!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow, you've stitched and created a lot of beautiful things!

capecodgirl565 said...

Congratulations on reaching 400 followers! I would love to be entered into the giveaway, it is adorable.

Myra said...

Lovely, lovely stitching and I just love the Christmas at Hollyberry Farm. Your new header looks nice. We had weeping willow trees in our yard when I was growing up and I always loved to sit and play beneath them.

Kathy L. said...

I love your blog. I found you on bloglovin. So happy I did. I love the pictures. Your handwork is beautiful. Love the Stacy Nash works. I have the Christmas and spring house in my stash. Can't wait to get summer. I hope you can include me in your giveaway. Would love that cute pattern.

Kathy

Carole said...

Your work is lovely....especially love the Embroiders Envelope.....so dainty and sweet! I'd also like to be included in your giveaway, please!

Carole said...

Your work is lovely....especially love the Embroiders Envelope.....so dainty and sweet! I'd also like to be included in your giveaway, please!

Carole said...

Your work is lovely....especially love the Embroiders Envelope.....so dainty and sweet! I'd also like to be included in your giveaway, please!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

I am so happy for you that you're business is doing well - beautiful stitching as always and your applique work looks wonderful as well - enjoy the rest of your day. Amanda

Giovanna said...

Congrats on *really* finishing Hollyberry Farm :-) And everything else looks wonderful too. Well done on reaching 400 followers. I'd love to be included in the draw please, thanks for the opportunity!

Beth in IL said...

Love your new header. You have been a very busy lady. Love seeing all your work.

Penny said...

Pretty work! And congratulations on reaching 400!! :)

Merilde said...

Hi - I have found and lurked on your blog for a little while now. I would love to be entered into your give-away. What a lovely offering. Thank you so much.
Lori
LoriDE454@gmail.com

Katrina said...

Everything is just gorgeous, I especially love the Stacy Nash piece!!!!!!

Mickey said...

Congratulations on reaching 400 followers. Your Hollyberry Farms looks nice. I need to get mine out and get started.

mickeyb77@gmail.com

Kellie from Indiana said...

What a great giveaway! I dont know if Im a "follower" but I do follow your blog! Hope that makes sense! kelielync@yahoo.com

Brigitte said...

Oh my, you have been so busy with ebay, stitching and quilting. Great finishes!
Don't include me in the give-away, I already have this chart, so it should go to someone who does not own it.

SoCal Debbie said...

The window panes look very nice now! I love your sewing box top with the crow and pumpkin! Congrats on passing 400 followers and what a wonderful giveaway gift! I'd love a chance to stitch this pretty design.

Vicky L said...

ALL of your stitching is beautiful. I love your picture for the header. It looks so peaceful!
I know I have been a follower for awhile but lurks a lot. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

TNladybug said...

I too live on a farm. Currently it's very muddy as we are up over 20 inches of rain for the year and I think most of it has fallen in the last two weeks! At least our ponds are full. Please include me in your very generous drawing. Thanks so much. TNladybug