Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Combo Giveaway

Do I have your attention?! Well, there is a reason I am calling this a "Combo Giveaway". I celebrated my 2nd Blogoversary on October 1st and promised a giveaway for that before the end of the year. I also just noticed I am over 200 posts (this will make 201), so another celebration! And ~ it is the season of giving afterall, LOL! This will be a bit of a mystery package with some stitchy stuff, some local goodies, and a lil somethin' made by yours truly! From now until the end of the year I will take names to include in this Combo Giveaway. That's right, until December 31st of 2010!!! The drawing will take place on January 8th of 2011 and the package will be sent to it's new home shortly thereafter. Why such a gap you wonder?! Well, that is because I will be heading to Michigan on Dec 25th and plan to be back home around Jan 2nd. Plus, I need time to get the goodies carefully packaged away for shipment.


On the stitchy front ~ I did manage to finish that ornament for my cousin! I used some ribbon for the hanger and some of the red satin-like fabric for the backing (not shown). I didn't sew the pieces together, rather I stitched a second piece of aida cloth to the back to cover the stitches and attached the ribbon. I then used fusible interfacing on the backing fabric to prevent glue from seeping. I used a hot glue gun to glue it all together. Not a shabby job if I do say so myself. Plus, no glue seepage!

I am also almost finished with another ornament, but I am not sure if I will get any more done. So much for getting ornaments made for the nieces and nephews this year, LOL! We'll see what happens, but right now, I am not holding my breath. I used the same 18ct Aida in Oatmeal (as I will for the rest when I do get around to making them) and the same little insert from the BH&G book. Floss colors are DMC: white, 310, 321, 352, 815, 816, 945, 3773. Only thing left is the backstitching and the finishing.


Parsley said...

I'd love to be intered in your 'combo giveaway'!

I have a couple of ornaments to finish. Maybe I'll try a similar method to what you did!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Would like a chance to win. Cutes stitches. Have fun on your trip

MargaretHolly said...

Would love to leave my name for your giveaway.
Have a wonderful trip. Joan

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What great stitching pieces.

Please include me in your giveaway. Thank you.

Kimberly R. said...

Love your beautiful stitching!!
Please add my name to your wonderful giveaway :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Marcy said...

I like your finished ornament. Whenever I use glue I make a total mess. Please add me to your combo giveaway. Thanks!

Have a good trip!

Niina said...

Hi, and first of all, congratulations!
And second, happy holidays and trip! And last, please, I would also like to participate :)

Deborah said...

Beautiful stitching! Have a great trip. Love to be entered in your giveaway.

Maria said...

Lovely stitching!! Please I would like to be entered. Thank you so much for the chance.
Greetings from Spain!!

Cindi J said...

What a cute ornament! I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Blu said...

Cute ornies. Please throw my name in the hat for your combo giveaway~

Have an awesome trip!

CalamityJr said...

Please count me in - what a great way to start the new year for a lucky stitcher! Have a wonderful trip, and stay safe on those winter roads.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your ornaments are so so darling. I was also wondering how is your Christmas SAL project, I am looking forward to seeing your pretty picture finished.
Have a wonderful trip!
I would love to enter your giveaway.

Cath said...

I'd like to enter your giveaway please . X