Sunday, January 8, 2012

Giveaway Winner and a Sampler for Sunday

I had every intention of responding to each and every one of you who left a comment about the cupcake liners -- I really really did. But then I putzed around yesterday doing a bit of knitting and cross stitching and laundry. And today I spent knitting and sewing up a back for the Carol's Stars quilt and laundry, and now it is Sunday evening and it is a bit late - so sorry! I did enjoy reading each and every one of them - thank you from the bottom of my cupcake liner loving heart! And without further ado the winner chosen by Big Dude with some digital assistance from my son is.....Terry from Terry's Treasures.

Now I blame this whole cupcake liner infatuation on Sandy at 521 Lake Street. Check out the cute ideas for displaying the liners. Now, I need to find a big glass jar to show mine off - oh well, another trip to Micheal's but I do have a 50% off coupon. Oh I am so frugal - I'll bet I could get some more liners too! LOL!

And since it is Sunday I have a sampler to show - this is my first finish for 2012 - Boughs of Holly by Brenda Gervais.

I used a pretty light green linen and floss from my stash. The letters were done with a skein of Dried Thyme I've had for a while. I seem to have lots of skeins of Dried Thyme and none of them are the same. I also did my boys' initials in gold along with the key, the date and the star.

The frame is the exact same one I used on my Quaker Noel piece. I looked at every frame they had at Joann's and it was the one I liked best for this piece too - simple but substantial. I plan to hang this piece over the little table in my foyer when I redo my decorations for winter. I still need to get my Christmas stuff put away and then haul out all the snowmen. It is on my list of things to do this week. We'll see how successful I am next Sunday. I'm real good at making plans but sometimes execution escapes me.

Hope you all have a wonderful week - the weather here is Ohio has been unseasonably lovely - sunny and temperatures in 40's and 50's. This is a winter I could really love. I know it is a fluke and we'll get real winter weather, but I sure am enjoying this warm spell.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Love your finish bog Boughs of Holly! Your personal touches are great.
    Oh, I would take this weather for the rest of the winter, especially after the last few, but i'm sure it won't last.....

  2. Thank you so much! I can't wait to get my cupcake papers and start playing with them! I'm loving this weather too. Any chance it will last until spring? LOL

  3. Great finish and you already have it framed! Looks good.

  4. I love the framed stitch!! So Cute!

  5. Carol - I really like how you personalized this sampler - the gold touches really 'pop'. The linen and frame are wonderful too. I still have Christmas decorations up as well (you are NOT alone!). Perhaps this week I can tackle that.

  6. I love your Boughs of Holly finish! It looks wonderful.

  7. Love your little snowman. The frame looks wonderful.
    Enjoy your mild weather (mild for you for us that would be darn right freezing).
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  8. Great finish! The frame you chose for it matches well. I've loved this chart ever since Brenda released it.

  9. I love love that sampler and have nearly ordered it several times and know that one of these days--
    Did you yesterday's post of mine-added the one I won from you on the Wash day to the 'crazy 15 challenge" and did get some done for the Day 8 workings!!!
    and I just ordered a couple colors of thread I don't have to do the monthly 'words' that the needle and thread gal is doing==am starting with the January one!!!
    and I know what you mean about making plans--
    but then?????
    so you have some company in that 'area'--
    Hugs, Di and that miss gracie

  10. It is gorgeous Carol and the frame is perfect for it.

  11. Love your Xstitch project almost makes want to drag out my project again :0)

    We are having the same temps up here in North Dakota. No one is saying the "S" word in hopes we will make it through the rest of the winter without it LOL.


  12. Love the frame you went with. It works perfectly for this one.


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