Thursday, March 12, 2015

A New Ebay Store & Some Stitching

Life has been busy and I've got so much consignment from fellow stitchers that I opened an ebay store! I call it Kiddlady's Needlework Consignments. 
 
Of course, I have a few other things besides needlework, but needlework is the major portion of my ebay sales and MY personal favorite!  :)
 
If you would like a quick peek, you can follow this link-
 
I put off posting because I was hoping to be able to share a large finish. But friends, it just isn't happening today.  But I will show the good progress I have made on Rosewood Manor's Cornwall Sampler.  It is the only project I've been working on.
 

Before
 
 

Today 

When I kitted this up last summer, I substituted Gloriana silks for the called-for Weeks Dye Works threads.  Ann Frazier of Gloriana is a member of my sampler guild and we are so lucky to have her.  She brings her seconds and sells them at our retreat.
 
So I've been a bit nervous that I might run out of thread (in any color) if I made a boo-boo in my calculations.  And it would be unlikely to color match additional thread.
 
So the plan is to finish the outer border then reassess what thread I have left to finish the bouquet in the basket.  So far, it looks good.
 
Happy 5th Blogoversary to me! It actually happened in February.  Even though I'm late,  I want to have a giveaway in appreciation of all my wonderful followers.  I love this stitching community and your comments inspire and enable me :)

 
This will be a very easy giveaway.  The only thing you need to do is-
1. Be a follower.
2. Leave a comment on this post
 
That's it!  No posting on your blogs about this giveaway as I want it to be for the ones who actually stop by and take some valuable time to read  :)  That's why I didn't put the giveaway in the title of this post.
 
And yes, I will mail internationally for the winner.  Hopefully, no mail strikes :)
I will draw a winner on March 20th.

Don't forget to check out Nancy's giveaway at the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe!

25 comments:

Stasi said...

The Rosewood Manor piece is just lovely! Almost done the border--yea!! Looking forward to seeing it completed.

Frances N said...

Those silk colors are gorgeous! So very pretty! Can't wait to see this finished!
Happy 5th Blogoversary! That is quite an accomplishment! I'm coming up on my first--time really flies, doesn't it!

D1-D2 said...

Happy Blogoversary! I just took a look at your ebay listings and found some good stuff :)

Margaret said...

Love your WIP so much! Hope you have enough threads. I keep thinking about sending you some of my stuff to sell. Still haven't done that!

Margaret said...

Geez! I forgot to say happy blogiversary! Please don't count me twice. Sorry about that!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I live that sampler. It's going to be spectacular when finished. Happy Blogoversary. Irene xxx

Bianca Clark said...

Thus far I have only been reading, not commenting, but I love your stitching blog and especially enjoy seeing your pieces stitched up. I absolutely love how the Cornwall Sampler is coming about. I look forward to seeing the finish.

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CalamityJr said...

Smart thinking, finishing the border so any necessary adjustments can be made in the basket. That's a beautiful design; I'm looking forward to seeing your finish.

Happy blogoversary. Thanks for all you share - starts, finishes, interesting tidbits and now this lovely giveaway!

Barb said...

The Cornwall Sampler is beautiful!!It looks like you have been busy.

Marilyn said...

Cornwall Sampler is turning out so pretty.
You've made a lot of progress on it.
I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
Thanks!
Marilyn

Musicwoman said...

Your sampler is just so fine. I admire your fine stitching
Please add me to the list for your giveaway. I am a follower with bloglovin.
Thanks for this opprtunity for winning such cute thing
Love
Judith

Sheryl S. said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary and opening of your new store. Love how the Rosewood Manor piece is coming along. It´s going to be really beautiful. I follow via bloglovin.

gracie said...

Five years, where did the time go? You were one of the first blogs that I visited.....congratulations on your new venture with Etsy.

chickenchupacabra said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I stitched the Cornwall last year & it was my most favorite one to do ever . . . I adore the color combo & I guess I felt like I had actually accomplished something every time I finished one of the quaker motifs. Now working on the Quaker Diamonds & am enjoying it just as much. Please include me in your generous drawing - thank you!!

Mii Stitch said...

Belated happy blog anniversary :)
Off to check your Ebay items!

Ariadne said...

You did well to make an e-bay shop, and you definitely have some amazing charts there!Congratulations on your 5th blogoversary!AriadnefromGreece!

Angela CG said...

Happy blogaversary!! Love the progress on your sampler.

Maggee said...

You've made great progress on the sampler--it will be finished before you know it! Happy Belated Blogoversary too! (I don't need to be entered in your drawing tho--trying to de-stash as it is!) Hugs!

Beth in IL said...

Love the sampler! And your blog! I think you are the enabler as you got me started in that Crazy January Challenge!

Sandra said...

I am unable to find your Etsy store, please could you give us a link. Amy over at Thread in Hand told me she sold you her Brightneedle Sakura and I was hoping you might be selling it sometime soon.

Sandra

Justine said...

Happy 5th blogaversary! I love the Cornwall sampler. Great idea to stitch the border first. I never think of things like that!

Melody said...

Happy blogoversary. Please add me to your names for the giveaway. Thank you.

Anne said...

The Rosewood Manor piece is just stunning and I do love the WDW colours! You are lucky to know the Glorianna lady :D Happy Blogovesary to you!! I would love to be entered into the draw!