Saturday, March 21, 2015

Finished, Framed, Back from the Finisher, and Giveaway Winner!

Two More Back from the Finisher!


Margaret Bendig's All American Frameweight and Scissor Fob


 
Hornbook Needlebook by Her Own Work
 
 

 
The big finish of the week is Rosewood Manor's Cornwall Sampler!!

My Prairie Schooler Alphabet is finally framed.  I found a custom frame at JoAnn's that was rejected by the person who ordered it.  It is a solid black and measures 18 x 33"  For only $20! 


My DH framed it for me and I'm very pleased with the way it turned out.  Now I just need to decided where it will be hung.  This was one big frame!

Lastly, congratulations to CalamityJr for winning my blogoversary giveaway!  I have already emailed her.  Thanks so much to all of the readers who took time to enter :)

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!