Thursday, February 09, 2012

One of those days...so let's do a little giveaway!

Yesterday was a total wash in terms of stitching projects.  First, it is the day I work 10-6, but since Little Bit goes to daycare at the usual time, I have about an hour and a half to myself to stitch.  It isn't worth driving home from daycare and then back to work - what a waste of gas and stitching time! - so I find either a quiet parking spot or coffee shop and relax.  Well, yesterday I had "Labyrinth" in a bag and I thought all ready to go...until I took it out and discovered I had the fabric, pattern, and needle, but no floss!  I did have the Victoria Sampler "New York" Hearts of America kit in my bag, too, but the specialty stitching really needs some sort of fabric tension and I didn't have a hoop or a frame, either.  I did a little bit of the regular cross stitching anyway, and then put it away.  Sigh.

At work we've been discarding old VHS tapes, and someone asked if I could use the empty clear VHS boxes for some sort of crafty thing. I had the brilliant idea that I could put my hand-dyed fabric in them - even sort it by color and count, and then have them all lined up the shelves nicely.  When I got home, I was all excited to start trying this...but the boxes are too small to hold much more than one or two pieces of fabric, which is barely worth it.  Booo.

I stitched for about an hour last night on the Stag Sampler, but I was all fidgety and distracted, so there isn't much to share.

So, giveaway!  With Valentine's Day coming, I thought I'd share an old something from my stash.  I stitched this once, and don't think I'll be doing it again.  It is Twisted Threads' "Share Love" pattern.  Here is a pic of both my finished piece (top) and the pattern pic (bottom).
It was originally a kit, so the fabric and silver heart charm are gone.  There is a bit of the floss left in there, but I don't think there is enough to stitch it again (although you could use it to compare and find similar colors - or you could toss it and do it in a brand-new colorway!).  Also, the original is stitched over-one, but you could certainly do it over-two.
THE RULES:
- Enter once by leaving a comment on this post before 12 noon EST on Sunday, February 12.  I'll draw a name Sunday night.
- If you mention this/link to it from your own blog, you get 2 entries (let me know if you do this in your comment!)
- Make sure there is a way for me to contact you either in your comment or Blogger profile.
Good luck!

4 comments:

pam said...

Fun little chart. Plese enter me!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Count me in. This is a cute chart! I have a ton of heart charms too, I bought a cheap necklace with lots of hearts attached, they are ideal for stitching.

Isn't it frustrating when you leave one vital object behind. I used to stitch on my commute to work and it was usually my scissors that were in the wrong place.

Bev C said...

Hello Erin,

I would love to be included in your Share Love chart giveaway.
Good luck with your stitching.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Roberta said...

Hi Erin, finally remember to bring your card (with your e-mail info) to where my computer is.

Love what you stitched for me. the Santa is just darling - I must have missed that one in the JCS orn. magazine.

Love your blog - what fun.

Chat with you again.

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