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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 -