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Monday, August 6, 2012

Giveaway Time

Good morning everybody! We have been enjoying cooler nights here lately. It is wonderful to sleep with the windows open.

Last week I finished this.

Brightneedle, Garden Party

I made this pinpillow from the chart Maggee had given me a couple months ago. My husband says he likes this one best. ;) HA! He says that after every finish!

I stitched this one up as directed on the pattern. One over one, on 32 ct Light Sand Belfast Linen. I did have to switch out two floss colors for darker shades. I used all DMC. I also used B5200 white instead of the creamy white recommended. It showed much nicer.

Here's the back for ya. I wanted to use a solid piece of the light blue material, but I only had a long strip of it left. It is leftover from our quilt I made 3 years ago. So is the other material. See, those strips of material were worth saving. :) The lace is from JoAnn.

So how would you like to stitch this up yourself? I will not be stitching it again, so I would like to give it to YOU! You need to do three things to enter this giveaway:
1. Be or become a follower.
2. Leave a comment on this post.
3.This is the fun one. ;) Your entry does not count unless you tell me which garden party attendee is your favorite. Wanna know my favorite? The pink bird flying in on the left. The one with her hat strapped on. :)

I will draw a winner next Tuesday, August 14th.

That's it! That's all folks! I am stitching up a lunch bag for Miss Madeleine today. She was not happy with any we found in the stores. This one is a small bag, almost purse like. We went to JoAnn yesterday and found the fabrics. She will be a freshman soon! :) I will have pictures for you soon.

Have a great day in the Lord my friends.

Sewing and praying,


Solstitches said...

Oh my Vickie that pillow is absolutely gorgeous.
It is so beautifully finished with the lace trim and pretty fabrics.
Of course I'd love to enter your giveaway for the chart and yes I'm a follower.
My favourite garden party attendee is the peacock :)

Unknown said...

Well that is a gorgeous cushion and I think your husband is right its the nicest one yet. I'd love to enter your giveaway for the chart as I just think its darling. I am a follower and my favourite party attendee is the little squirrel on the right at the bottom, well I think its a squirrel, it looks like one to me and its got a hat on.

cucki said...

Awww it is so sweet..I love it somuch..
Please count me in for the giveaway..
My fav party attendance is the peacock xxx
Thank you xxx

Janet P said...

Lovely stitching, please put my name in the hat, my favourite is also the peacock. I just love the colours. x

Shirlee said...

No need to enter me in the drawing ... I just wanted to comment on the lovely stitching : )

Michelle said...

Beautiful. I think mine would have to be the little blue bird second one in from the right on the bird bath stand - he's adorable. Love the way you have finished it x

Nicola said...

Very pretty Vickie!

Gabi said...

Gorgeous finish Vickie. Love also the back and the lace.

Cindy's Stitching said...

really pretty. love the colors. My favorite is the peacock. I love peacocks. Hope I win.

Margaret said...

That pillow is just lovely! I'd love to stitch this one so of course I'd like to be in the giveaway. :D I'm a follower too -- thought I was already. Whoops! My favorite attendee? Oh gosh, I have to fall for the middle peacock. So pretty!

Deborah said...

Wonderful finish!

butterfly said...

Wow what a beautiful pillow, so pretty love the way you have put it together and the lace is so pretty.
I think the Peacock .

Ranae said...

I just wanted to comment on your finish, it's very pretty
I have so much in my basket to stitch
Good luck to everyone though

Maggee said...

You did a great job Vickie! Love it! Don't enter me...just popping in to comment! Hugs!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That is adorable and I'd love to enter your giveaway! The regal peacock is my favourite!!!

AmyJo said...

That pillow is adorable. I love the little peacock in the middle :)

Mindi said...

Adorable finish, and I LOVE the back! I think my favorite is the peacock. Thank you so much for offering the chance to win the chart and pass it on.

Catherine said...

Sweet finish!!!

riona said...

I love the ecru crocheted lace trim ... perfect complement to the delicacy of the stitched design. I discovered your blog through the comments you left on mine and will be adding it to my reading list. I enjoyed scrolling back and checking out your projects.

Anne said...

What a beautiful pillow you made Vickie and that quilted back is perfect!!! Now I see what Margaret won! LOL!!! Too bad I missed this :(

Erica said...

Your pillow is gorgeous!
I love the lace too. It is perfect with it!