Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Sunday Sampler and a Giveaway

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As I mentioned yesterday I have a sampler to show today and news about a bloganniversay giveaway - hope you like these offerings!

If I could chose a house to live in I think it would look a lot like this one --

a pretty yellow house! This is by Ewe & Eye & Friends and is called Plenty & Grace.

This one has so many elements I love in a sampler - a great alphabet, decorative stitches, a wonderful border and interesting details like the birds and the squirrel on the fence. As you can see from the date I finished this back in 1996. I've been getting comments here and there asking how I am so productive and I think people are overlooking the fact that I stitched these samplers years ago. The last time I counted there were over 70 samplers in my house. I did a lot of cross stitching when my boys were younger. It was the perfect take-along project for waiting at doctors and therapy appointments and going to the park. A stitch here, a stitch there and before you know it you've finished a project. It also helped that during that time there were several great LNS I could frequent and I did! Now I look to other bloggers for inspiration and I find lots of it - so many talented stitchers!

And while I'm about a week late with this (and I'm blaming it on my lack of a functioning laptop not my basically procrastinating nature) I'd like to announce a giveaway to celebrate my 1 year anniversary of having a blog! I can hardly believe it myself. Last year at this time I had no knowledge of how to upload pictures or publish a blog but it turns out that this information is out there and it is shared with anyone who wants it!!!OMG-- who knew? Well, I found out and I really enjoy this little space I have to ramble and share my meager accomplishments. I figure you would rather see pretty stuff than my piles of laundry or my dust bunnies. I assume you have some of your own and if you don't I do not want to know - LOL!

Okay, less ramble more stuff - Here are my giveaway goodies. First, I have a brand new jelly roll of the Sanae line, Oh My! This collection features tangerine, teal, brown, black and a bit of magenta.

And for my cross stitching buddies I have a brand new copy of the graph Wash Day by Carriage House Samplings. This will include a piece of linen and the DMC flosses.

So how do you get your hands on these goodies? The standard way - leave me a comment and tell me which drawing you'd like to be in. If you are a follower too, let me know that and you get 2 chances to win. You can put your name in both pools or get your name entered twice in the goodie offering of your choice. I will pick a winner at noon next Sunday (June 5) and post the winner's names that evening.

Off to put more quilting in the Wonky butterflies - did I mention that this quilt is HUGE? Oh yeah, I did -

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. I've never been the first to enter a giveaway. Yay me! I'm a new follower. Your cross stitched house is beautiful, I'd love to live there also. Your very talented. I used to love coss stitching, still do. I just can't do it as well as I used to, or for as long. If I could be entered into the running for the Jelly Roll that would be fantastic. Happy Memorial Day! ;>

  2. Congrats on your first anniversary as a Blogger! And as always you post such interesting samplers - I always enjoy your Sunday Sampler post.

  3. Yay on your 1st anniversary ! I was enjoy your blog and the projects you are working on.I would love to be entered in the wash day for my mom :) She is an amazing stitcher and loves bird projects

    Jill Butler

  4. A year sure has gone by fast hasn't it....I would love love the jelly roll, thanks for joing the blogging community and for this wonderful giveaway!

  5. Congratulations on your bloganniversary! :) I would love the jelly roll as I have never used one before. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize :)
    Ps. I am a follower.

  6. Congratulations on your blogiversary! And thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower too, so please give me two chances for the jelly roll! I just love those colors! :0)

    I was having trouble leaving comments too, and someone told me to uncheck the "Keep me signed in" box when I log into Google, and I haven't had a bit of trouble since!

  7. Congratulations on your first anniversary as a blogger! Doesn't a year go by fast? I'd love to be entered into your giveaway for the jelly roll! Just love those colors.

  8. Happy Blogiversary! Aren't they fun?!? LOVE LOVE LOVE that jelly roll!

    PS I follow you! :)

  9. Congrats on one year! That sampler is very pretty, love the reds/yellows.
    I follow you too, thanks for having such a great giveaway.

  10. I also really enjoy seeing the weekly sampler that you done in the past--they are soooo up my alley!!!
    Congrats on your first year---this is alot of fun--along with a lot of work!!!
    I would love to win the cross stitch set!!
    and I am a follower!!!
    Have a great week--
    Hugs, Di and kitty--miss gracie

  11. weird that I haven't heard or seen of Sanae???? I love tangerines...real and in color. THat is the prize I'd like to win.
    Like you, I think that house is beautiful...the rooms look like they would be nice and big and not just the boxed off noooks in my home :)

  12. Congrats on your first year - it is so much fun to look at your blog and others.

    I would enjoy being entered in your cross stitch give-away...

    also your samplers are lovely - i am getting inspired to start another new project.. have a great day.. thank you

  13. Carol
    Happy start to year two in blogland!!!! I continue to be inspired by your postings. I would love to be entered twice to win the jelly roll!
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart

  14. I would love to win the jelly role.

  15. Happy Blogiversary! One I'm sure you are happy to celebrate! I can't believe it's been a year and every time I see something I've forgotten I remember just how much you have in your house. Don't enter me in the drawing, as you know I bought two of those rolls when you bought yours, and you know I can't stitch on linen:) See you soon!

  16. I am a newbie to the blogging world and yours was one of my first to follow. Love, love, love to see your quilting projects. Thanks for entering me in the jellyroll giveaway. Look forward to seeing future projects!!

  17. Congrats on your first blogoversary. Please enter me for the Wash Day giveaway -- I love that pattern.

    qtlildawgs at yahoo dot com


    ps I'm a follower also :)


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