A Finish and a Giveaway!!

Hi everyone!

Before we get to the fun stuff, let me show you my FINISH of Be Joyful Always by Imaginating.  This was SUCH a fun stitch for me.  16 count lite natural aida with DMC.  Thoroughly a joy to work with, especially because I loved the colors in the picture.  Here it is in all its wrinkledness...

Now onto the fun stuff!!!

I have a Labor Day giveaway!!

Meet Jingle, an artist bear by my daughter...

Here's her birth info...

Birthday:  July 30th, 2013
- Smokey Long Pile peach fur fabric 
- Ultrasuede footpads 
- Black Onyx bead eyes 
- Polyester stuffing and steel shot for weight 

Jingle has a few more stitches showing than Butternut - from the post below - although the only one I can see is on her behind... so it's not very noticable! : )  Please remember... this is not a toy!  These are artist bears that are about 3" high when seated.  Wonderful little friends, but NOT for little people!!

Jingle with Acorn
 If Acorn will let Jingle go, this is what the giveaway will consist of...

But if you don't win, and would like a bear of your own, be sure to contact me.  DD is selling them for only $25.00 plus shipping and they are SO sweet!!

Be sure to leave a comment mentioning that you'd like to be included in the giveaway, and if you post about the giveaway on your blog or Facebook page you get an extra entry!!

I'll draw a winner September 15th and announce it Monday, the 16th.

Thanks for stopping by!!!



Acorn's Friend

8/22/13 - I'M ADOPTED!!  Luv, Butternut 
 Hi everyone!

It's Acorn here.  I took over Mom's blog for a minute cuz I wanted to introduce you to my new friend, Butternut.  Actually, Mom says that's not really her name, but I thought it was cute!

Isn't she just the sweetest???

She's got a tiny bit of stitching showing at the top of her foot...  I think she must have tripped on something, but Mom says it's a birthmark.

Mom says that she's up for adoption.  I think that means that she's going to go live at someone else's house.  She said to let everyone know that she's available for $25.00 plus shipping.  Do you think if I raise the price a little (like, say, $250.00???) she could live with me forever???  Sigh.  If you adopt her, will you post pictures every once in awhile so I can see her??  Pretty please???

Here's her birth info...

Birthday:  August 20th, 2013
- Smokey Long Pile golden brown fur fabric 
- Ultrasuede footpads 
- Black Onyx bead eyes 
- Polyester stuffing and steel shot for weight 
- Silk ribbon

Just remember that she's NOT a toy.  She's a mini artist bear like me.  That's why I'm always in Mom's stitching pictures.  Cuz I'm an artist... see???? 

Here we are again, together.  You can let Mom know if you'd like to adopt Butternut, just please, please, please take care of her good forever, okay??  Okay.  I feel better now.




Be Joyful Always

Hello, hello!

I can't believe it has been over a month since I last posted!  I've been stitching away on this sweet design by Diane Arthurs (Imaginating).  It's called Be Joyful Always.  Isn't that perfect?!

I only have the leaves that trail down the right side to finish, and my goal is to have them done by the end of the month, because I have another fall project that I'm looking forward to starting around my birthday.  We'll see how much time I have for stitching over the next little while. My dear Mom is staying with us right now.  She had a stroke last year, so she needs a little (or a lot of?) extra attention. :)  In fact, I think I hear her stirring, so I'd better scoot! 

Blessings to you all!  If I'm not commenting, please know that it is just because I'm not able to find the spare minutes right now.

Always be thankful!