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!!