Time for an Update and a Giveaway!

Hello friends!  It's been Christmas ornament week at my house, I think!  First, I received this adorable LHN ornament from Angela as my Pay It Forward gift.  I love it!  It's the first cross stitch ornament I've gotten that was finished this way and it is so cute!!!  I'm inspired to try one myself if I can get up the courage!

Thursday through Saturday I was at a homeschool show for my GraceWorks business.  The attendance was down this year - probably because it was held on Memorial Day weekend - but I had a lot of time to stitch.  I had pulled out this adorable Snowy Pines ornament to take along, and I was able to finish it yesterday.  It isn't one of my Crazy 15, but it was in this year's binder, so I'm thrilled to have had a chance to finish it!

Since my dear husband is off of work today and napping in the chair in the living room, I really didn't want to do anything too noisy (like cleaning the kitchen!) and wake him up, so I pulled out this ornament from the 2010 JCS Ornament Edition to finish up.  This one was one of my 15 and I've put in a few stitches here and there, so I really just had some snow, the berries and the branches to do.  I opted out of putting the berry in his mouth and putting the snow in the sky, so I'm calling this one finished, too. :-)

On June 1st I'll start on "B is for Boy" from the last JCS magazine, but for today and tomorrow I'll probably just work on Morning Lake or my Little Shepherd... we'll see!

Now on to the fun part!  The giveaway for my 101 followers! :-)  I am really amazed at how many of you have stopped by to encourage me in my stitching.  What fun to get to share with you all!  So - here's the rules.  Since this particular giveaway is to honor my followers, you either need to be or become a follower, and you need to comment on this post that you are interested in being put in the drawing.  That's it! :-)

The winner will get the following...

A Banner Year Kit - Winter - Lizzie Kate
(Includes chart, fabric and adorable cardinal button)

Blackbird Designs Rose Garden, Pink Lugana Fabric,  Really Yummy colored Thread!

And one of the cool binders I use to organize my stash.
You'll have the binder AND projects to start to fill it!!
So there you go!  I'll be drawing the winner on Friday, June 10th.  Thanks for coming along on my cross-stitch journey!!



Joyce Clark Frank said...

I love it and enjoy your blog.
Please enter me in your give a way.
Happy stitching.

Teresa S. said...

I'm already a follower and enjoy seeing your stitching. Throw my name in!

Mouse said...

oooo me please, me please :) I am definitely a follower :) would love the chance to win some lovely goodies :) happy stitching, love mouse xxxx
ooo and your PIf is cute too go for it :)

Parsley said...

I have truly enjoyed being a follower, giveaways or not. Please enter me. :-D

blueladie said...

Wow! Congratulations on your progress with your finishes. Looking GOOD!!! Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I am a follower. :D Cathryn (blueladie at hotmail dot com)

CalamityJr said...

What a lovely giveaway! Please include me (and if you draw my name, it would be a 39th wedding anniversary gift - how fun is that?!)

Maggee said...

You made good progress on stitching Christmas ornies! And the PIF from Angela is gorgeous! It reminded me that I have a BUNCH of items to finish-finish!! I am a follower, and would love to be the winner of your giveaway! Hugs.

Alisa said...

I love both the ornament you received and the Snowy Pines one that you finished, the blue building in it stands out nicely. :)

Please include me in your very generous givaway, all of those wonderful things are very enticing! :D

Jackie said...

Hello Tricia. I thought of you this weekend as I know you were excited about your your workshop. Sorry to hear your attendance was down. Love the giveaway prizes. Please enter me in your darwing.
Always good to hear from you.

Sarah Beth said...

I am already a follower and I love your blog. Would you email me and tell me more about your folder system of organizing which projects you do when. sbmarchuk@gmail.com

please enter me into your giveaway.

Cath said...

I'm a follower , please put my name in for the draw ,
Thanks X

Teresa said...

don't you just love doing 2 things at once...working at the homeschool show and stitching too.

Please enter me in your fabulous drawing.

Happy Memorial Day!

Judy said...

Hi Tricia, Looks like we have similar tastes - I have stitched (not finished) all of the 2010 LHN ornaments and 7 of Cathy Jean's birds.
I am already a follower, please enter me in your drawing. Would love to win folder with already kitted projects.

Unknown said...

I am a follower and would love to be entered into your wonderful draw. I love your ornaments and they will look lovely all made up for Christmas

Shannon said...

I am a follower and would love to enter your wonderful giveaway! :)

Mary Joan said...

Hi Tricia

Lovely giveaway and great finishes also. Please enter me into your draw. I'm already a follower. I've also posted your giveaway on my side bar of my blog. Look forward to seeing more of your Shepherd Boy, he's coming along nicely.

Take Care and Happy Stitching

Mary Joan

Amy said...

I am a new follower! Thanks for the opportunity! Amy from Ok.

Binky's Blog said...

Hi Tricia,
I am already a follower. I would like to be a part of your giveaway. Love the charts!!

bamagirlkathy said...

Congratulations on your blog! Please enter me in your give away!

Lynn S. said...

Hi..I am a follower and really enjoy seeing your work. You such a wonderful job! Would love the chance in your drawing! Thanks so much!

Joy said...

Congratulations!!!! I have been reading your blog for a while. Love both your stitching AND Grace Works. Please count me in.

Kim Reid said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finishes!! I'd love a chance to enter your wondeful drawing and I have been following :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

gracie said...

Imagine, we have both hit the 101 mark at the same time...of course I would love to be included in your drawing...I will be having one soon also.

DJ said...

Hi Tricia! Your stitching is lovely, and congrats on finishing a Christmas ornament this early in the year! (I still haven't finished an ornie this year and I really need to!!) Your giveaway looks fabulous, please put my name in! Thank you! *Hugs*

Nan said...

Wow Tricia! You've been a busy stitcher. Congrats on your ornaments finishes.
Please enter my name in your drawing. Those are two pieces I would love to stitch :0)
Many blessings!

And This Little Pig said...

Tricia, what lovely finishes, can't wait to see them on the Tree. And a wonderfully generous giveaway.
LiBBiE in Oz

MaryT said...

Really lovely finishes and thanks for the nice giveaway. I have just become a follower.

Rita said...

What a beautiful ornament you received and great stitching on the ones you've been working on.

I love Nikki's "boy and girl" pieces in the recent JCS mags and will probably stitch them too someday.

Lastly, I'm already one of your followers and if it's not too late, please enter me in your drawing.


Karen said...

Ohhh..what a great giveaway! I would love to be entered.

happy stitching on your ornaments...

Carol said...

Such a pretty ornament from Angela--isn't her work lovely? And your two ornament finishes are darling--I dearly love that little bird...

Thanks for having such a nice giveaway, Tricia--I'd love to be entered :)

Petites xxx et Cie said...

You received a very nice ornament and your finishes are just perfect !
Very nice offerings for your giveaway, thanks for your generosity.
Bisxxx / Love

Teresa said...

What a wonderful give away.
Love your ornaments.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Sally said...

What a lovely PIF from Angela :)

Love your ornaments.

Congratulations on your 101 followers. I won't enter your generous giveaway seen as I won the BC chart from you:)

Marcy said...

Lovely ornaments. I enjoy seeing your stitching.

Beautiful giveaway -- please toss my name in with the others. Thanks!

qtlildawgs at yahoo dot com

~*Sharee*~ said...

Happy 101 follower hun; I've been a follower for a while and love your blog; I'd love to be entered in your drawing...:)

Hugs, Shar

Laura said...

You have a lovely blog! I would love to be entered in your contest and yes, I am a follower.


ljmcd7 @ gmail.com

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely PIF from Angela. I am a follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous ornie you received, I love that design.
Well done on your two finishes.
Congratulations on reaching 101 followers! I'm already a follower and would love to enter your fab giveaway please if that's ok.

Anonymous said...

I would like to be entered into your drawing. I am a new follower.
Take care.