September 29, 2013

JCS Ornie Preview Winner!

And the winner is....

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There were 9 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Kay
  2. Musicwoman
  3. Catherine
  4. Cath
  5. Heather Cartwright
  6. Paula
  7. Mii Stitch
  8. Carol
  9. Cheryl
Timestamp: 2013-09-30 01:44:57 UTC


Kay, I'll send you an email to get your address and will send your magazine out this week. Enjoy!

September 26, 2013

HoE Exchange for Karen

I saw on the Hooked on Exchanging blog that Karen received her ornament I had stitched for her for the Prairie Schooler ornament round.  It seemed to take forever to arrive in Australia, a full month in the post, and Karen said the package looked like it had been through a war zone by the time it reached her post box!

Winter's Eve by The Prairie Schooler
Gift of Stitching ~ November 2010
stitching on 32ct black linen
with recommended DMC
I finished it differently than I normally do, attaching it to a little felt pillow that I blanket stitched together, with some rusted bells & ribbon.  I have to tell you, this is my FAVORITE ornament finish to date ~ I hope Karen feels like it was worth the wait ;) 
In case you missed it, I have a giveaway happening on my last post ~ a copy of the 2013 JCS ornie preview issue in case you missed grabbing a copy when it was on the shelves!  I'll be drawing a name on Sunday :)

September 22, 2013


**Giveaway Closed**

I was cleaning up some of my stitching stash this weekend and it appears that I bought the JCS Ornament Preview magazine twice!

So I guess the only thing to do is hold a giveaway for the extra copy! My mistake equals your gain!

If you weren't able to scoop this up and would like a copy, please leave a comment on this post. No hoops, please just be sure that I have a way to reach you if you're selected as the winner... Meaning that if you're email isn't linked to your Blogger profile, please leave it in your comment!

Assuming there's multiple people interested I'll draw a name next Sunday, September 29th. 

Happy first day of fall to you! I'm thankful for the beautiful weather we've had here lately :)

September 5, 2013

September Goals...

Almost one week into September already...  kids are back in school and settling in, and back on the ice for hockey as well.  Looking at the calendar it's definitely a full month but it seems to be how we roll around here :)

Before I get on to this month's goals, let's see how last month went.

Stitch & finish Prairie Schooler Exchange for Aug 15 mail date - finished, but unfortunately late :(
Complete border on Log Cabin Granny - no, didn't touch it
Work on organizing crap craft room - a little bit, I at least know where most things are now!
Finish Promise Me & price out framing - not one little stitch
Finish motifs for Pineapple Squares Throw (currently on #8) - finished #8, progress on #9

So, not a very crafty month in terms of meeting goals.  Having houseguests took more out of me than I thought it would apparently!  I did a bit of stitching on my HAED, and selected my ornament for the next exchange.  I would have made much more progress on the Pineapple Squares motifs, but I lost my crochet hook during a camping trip so didn't get to work on it at all during 3 days away (and I probably would have finished them all too!).

So, what's the plans for September??

Stitch & finish HoE Runners Up Ornament Exchange
Work on border on Log Cabin Granny (want to be completed by Thanksgiving in October)
Finish motifs for Pineapple Squares Throw (currently on #9)
Make progress on Promise Me & Butterfly Ballerina Blue
Work on organizing crap craft room

Let's see how we do this month, shall we?

I'm still waiting for my Prairie Schooler exchange to reach it's destination, and will share it as soon as I have word that it's at it's new home...  I am totally in love with how this ornament turned out, and may need to stitch it for myself yet too!

And because no post seems to be complete without a picture ~ here's a quick keychain we made this morning for my boy before he left for school, to hold his very first house key...

A very quick & easy keychain, and fun too! 
Thanks for stopping by my space here, Happy Thursday to you!