9.06.2011

Finishes and a Winner!


Good morning, friends!

After a long weekend of driving taking my daughter to college, I'm happy to report that I have two finishes to share!  : )  The Book Store is charted with a border, but I'm going to be framing it "as is" for my dd for Christmas, and the little Bless Ewe pillow is a Pine Mountain Pillow that I had picked up, but then didn't like the colors that were in the kit, so I chose my own and just love it now!!

My plans for the trip included stops at a number of cross stitch shops starting with Needle Delights in Pensacola, FL.  The little shop was jam packed with charts and fabric, but it was a little hard to find anything, as the charts didn't seem to be in any particular order.  That's ok, I did pick up this Lizzie Kate kit that I've seen done - Joyce, aren't you doing this one right now?  


It was more than I was planning on spending, since I wanted to stop in Decatur, AL and Nashville, TN and Matoon, IL, but we didn't end up stopping at all, so I'm glad I got it.  Want to know the horrible thing?  I started it last night!!  All I have done is the A, and I'll probably only work on it 15 minutes a day, so it will take awhile. : )
  
My goals for September are to finish my crazy 15 piece - "Morning Lake", and to work on both ABC Lessons and the Quilted Garden that I won from Blue Ribbon Designs.  I'm aiming for 15 min/day on ABC Lessons and 45 minutes/day on Morning Lake from Mon - Wed; 15 min/day on Quilted Garden and 45/minutes/day on Morning Lake from Thursday - Saturday; and then probably as much as I can on Morning Lake on Sundays.  We'll see how my plan works!

Now, onto the giveaway winner!!  

Courtesy of RANDOM.ORG the winner is .......

DJ

Yay, DJ!  I know I should have your address around here somewhere, but I might find it more quickly if you email me. : )

I have a few charts that I'll be passing along in the next little while, I think.  I've gathered a number of them that I "just loved" and now I realize that I won't probably stitch them before something new catches my eye (Like the L*K Fat Men series!)  So there might be another giveaway or two coming up in the near future!

Have a wonderful day!!

Blessings,


14 comments:

Joyce Clark Frank said...

I am doing the ABCs of Aging Artfully. I have the ABC lessons on my to do list.
Great stitching.

Parsley said...

Cute patterns!

Congrats to DJ.

Mouse said...

ooooohhhh love your finishes ... I've got the book store on my to stitch list for next year :) amongst others ..lol .. love the sheepies too and well done to DJ :) love mouse xxxx

SoCal Debbie said...

The pillow is very cute! What a great idea to stop at LNS during a long trip. Thank goodness you bought something at the first shop, since you didn't stop at the others. I need to plan a road trip just for this purpose! HA!

Lesleyanne said...

Two lovely finishes. Congrats to the winner. Look forward to your new start.

Milly~ said...

The Bookstore is awesome and I can't wait to see it completed as a pillow.

DJ said...

Lovely finishes, Tricia! Can't wait to see how you finish them off! Thank you so much for the give-away, I've sent you an e-mail. *hugs*

Vicky L said...

Your finishes are beautiful. I had started The Book Store earlier this year. I am going try to finish it this year. I am doing ABC Lessons too I cant wait to see your progress. Good luck on your rotation.

Kate said...

I love both your finishes. I've also got ABC lessons kitted up waiting to be started.

Carol said...

Such cute finishes, Tricia :) I love how you finished off the pillow--the colors you chose are perfect!

Congratulations to DJ!

Farm Girl said...

Beautiful Tricia. Love the little sheep cushion finish, you've used pretty colours, gorgeous!

Sally said...

Lovely finishes Tricia. I did the Pine Mountain sheep one a few years ago and it still remains a firm favourite of mine.

Looking forward to seeing your L*K.

Congratulations to DJ:)

By the way if you happen to get the 6 Fat Men feel free to join Lisa and I in our SAL:)

DJ said...

Thank you again, Tricia, I got your package in the mail yesterday...wow...it feels like my birthday! *Hugs*

Sharyn said...

Love your finishes, Trish! And congrats to DJ!