Friday, February 21, 2014

Fourth Blogoversary!

I have been working away on my "Olympic" stitching. 
But I will admit that I have been struggling to work up some interest in the actual Olympics.  I don't like the US media coverage-too many commercials, too much time spent on foreign competitors and too little time on US competitors. 
So, I have been watching more Downton Abbey, Inspector Morse, Foyle's War, or my Murder She Wrote DVD's ---you get the idea.
Here is the latest stitching wise-

Finish #1-Glory House by Chessie & Me is finished! I even fixed the "S"

Finish #2  Let It Snow by Barbara Ana Designs
I love it! I put in 2014 instead of the year that was originally charted.  I stitched this on 32 ct. natural linen with 2 threads over two.  If I could go back and rethink this, I would have chosen 36 ct fabric and used one thread over two.  I think it would look more delicate and even more delightful if it was smaller.

Finish #3-Star Spangled Banner Sampler Pin Cushion by Kelmscott Designs

Finish #4-Stacy Nash Country Sampler's Freedom Needlebook kit

This design is larger than expected.  If I could do this one over, I would have stitched it in the middle of the provided 30 ct fabric and framed it.  Instead I stitched it on one end of the fabric so it can be folded over to finish into a needlebook.  It will be lovely anyway :)

I have several more patriotic stitches in my pile, but time for only one more.  I'll keep you posted on the one I pick.

Where does the time go?
I can't believe this is the fourth anniversary of my blog.
I spent one whole year thinking about starting a blog and wondering if anyone would be interested in my work. :)  I am happy to say that there was! I am very thankful for all my followers and the lovely comments that are left on my posts. 
So, to celebrate I have put together an eclectic giveaway- 
1. A stitching themed tin
2. 2 spools of ribbon-one Christmas plaid, one ladybugs
3. 2 fat quarters of fabric
4. Pack of size 24 tapestry needles
5. Blue needle case
6. Cinnabon candle
7. Snail tape measure
8. 2 Suzy's zoo Christmas ornament kits
9. 10 skeins of Special Edition GAST threads
10. 4 skeins of #5 pearl cotton-2 ecru, 2 white

It is very easy to enter-
1. Just leave a comment on this post
2. I will ship all over the world
3. . You must be a follower or become a follower.
4. No need to post on your blog unless you just want to.
5. I will draw for a winner on March 1, 2014.
That's it!
Good luck to all!


Margaret said...

So many beautiful finishes! Wow! Love them all! Congrats on your blogiversary too!

Marilyn said...

Nice finishes.
I love the Freedom piece.
What a great, generous giveaway!
Please enter my name in the draw.
I am a follower.

CalamityJr said...

Happy blogoversary! Such lovely finishes and generous giveaway. Thank you for sharing; please count me in.

Pamela said...

Wow! You have really done a lot of Olympic stitching! Everything is beautiful. I love the Stacy Nash needle book design.
Thank you for sharing and thank you for the generous giveaway.
Happy Stitching!

Lisa V said...

Love the Barbara Ann finish Teresa.
Congrats on 4 years of blogging. I would love to be included in the draw please.

Cindy's Stitching said...

All of the pieces are so pretty. The barbara anna is my favorite. 4 years, it goes so fast. Here's to mamy more.The give away looks great., please include me.

Phyllis said...

Love your finishes. I have just recently discovered Barbara Anna designs and I really like her style. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I am following your blog and enjoy reading and looking at your stitching.

Vicky L said...

Wow! So many finishes!!!! I love them all and I can't wait to see #5. Great job!

Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower. Happy Blogiversary!

Meari said...

What great finishes!

I follow you with Bloglovin. Have forever it seems, lol.

What a great giveaway to celebrate your blogversary. Please include me :)

Linda said...

Congrats on the great finishes Teresa. I have been a follower of your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway.


Ellen said...

Beautiful finishes! Love them especially Barbara's Let It Snow!

Congrats on your 4th Blogoversary! Sure would love to join your giveaway, thank you for the chance!


Kathy L. said...

Love your finishes. I like the tips as well.
Congrats on your blogaversiary !

I would love a chance to win.


Barb said...

Congratulations on you blogoversary! That plus some great finishes! I love the patriotic projects!

Annette-California said...

Congrats & Happy 4th year Blogaversary! I love Glory House, Star Banner & Let it Snow is fabulous. I look forward to seeing Freedom finished as a needlebook. Just beautiful. I would love to be entered for your giveaway. What lovely gifts you put together.
love Annette

Robin said...

Congrats on your fourth anniversary. Nice giveaway. No entry for me, just congrats.

Kay said...

Happy blogaversary, I hope you celebrate with some cake. Downton Abbey is one of my favourite things to watch too, we have all of the dvds for keeping us happy. Thank you for a lovely giveaway too. I follow with GFC.

Marlene Jones said...

Love your work, it's great fun we can all get together on blog land and share our passions.
Congratulations on 4 years. Please add me to your give away.
My 6yr give away is still open on my blog.

Sherry said...

Wonderful finishes! I am still waiting to get my first finish for the year done! Happy Blogiversary! I am glad you decided to do a blog!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Cong on your blog. I enjoy reading and seeing your postings.
I have found some many online friends though blogging and groups. I would love to be entered in your give a way.

KimM said...

Happy 4th! Love your work, love your blog. You were so kind to me when I started my blog a year ago. Best wishes for many more years of blogging ad stitching -

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

What a great collection of gifts for your giveaway!Happy 4th blogoversary! I am not watching the Olympics at all here. They were too expensive to buy and show live so they just show a few sports like ice skating and some news. AriadnefromGreece!

Chris said...

Hey Teresa!
I feel the same way about the Olympics. I hate the way that they drag out the events. Many of them are on so late, also you always know the outcome beforehand if you have looked at the news!Ugh!
You have finished some beautiful projects! The patriotic stitches are wonderful. I really like the Stacy Nash Chart, I will have to put it on my wish list.
Congratulations on your 4th blogaversay!! What a wonderful giveaway.
Have a great weekend!

Chris said...

Hey Teresa!
I feel the same way about the Olympics. I hate the way that they drag out the events. Many of them are on so late, also you always know the outcome beforehand if you have looked at the news!Ugh!
You have finished some beautiful projects! The patriotic stitches are wonderful. I really like the Stacy Nash Chart, I will have to put it on my wish list.
Congratulations on your 4th blogaversay!! What a wonderful giveaway.
Have a great weekend!

Giovanna said...

What a lovely set of finishes - especially the Barbara Ana (such a unique designer). Congrats on your blogaversary!

Ranae said...

Happy 4th blogoversary!!! And many many more
I have enjoyed your stitches over the years
Beautiful finishes

Beauty Bonnet said...

Congratulations on your 4th! Love your Barbara Ana..I get enabled reading your blog. Please include me in the drawing..neat stuff for stitchers :-)


Karen said...

Happy blogoversary! I really enjoy seeing all your finishes.

Jan Jones said...

Congrats on your 4 lovely finishes and on your 4th blogoversary! Here's hoping there are many more years to come.

Maggee said...

Congrats on your 4th Bloversary! I have a giveaway going on my blog for mine, which I neglected to say is the 7th (tho two years were on Multiply). Great finishes--can't wait to see the ultimate pictures of them. Hugs!

Merilde said...

Hi! Congratulations on you anniversary and all of your finishes. I love the patriotic theme. I found your blog a bit ago and have enjoyed it very much. I would love to be entered into your very generous give-away. Thank you!

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Lovely finishes, I especially love the Let It Snow. I am a happy follower through google friends.

Thoeria said...

Lovely finishes all!! I know I shouldn't wish it...but I do wish it would just a little here! That's such a cute chart!
Happy 4rth Bloggaversary! And thanks for the opportunity in your generous giveaway!

Andrea said...

A whole bunch of lovely finishes. Congratulations on your 4th blogaversary.

Lesley said...

I like the Let it Snow! Its very cute. The Glory House is also cute.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Hi, what lovely finishes. I follow your stitching on Bloglovin and really enjoy it. I would live to be included in your give-away. Thanks. Irene xxx

Beth in IL said...

Congrats on your finishes and your 4th anniversary. I like stitching over one too. Need good glasses, but it looks so nice!

Ruth said...

What lovely finishes. Congrats on your blogaversary. Such a generous giveaway. Thanks.

Lorrie said...

More beautiful finishes - you really are getting much done in 2014! I love the Let It Snow by Barbara Ann Designs. I have it ready to stitch on 25 count so will see how it looks on a smaller count soon.

Suzanne said...

Great finishes!

I enjoyed our Olympic coverage for once. A new TV broadcaster was showing it this year and they showed a great variety of events over several different channels.