Saturday, 15 February 2014

More animals and Giveaway Winner

Firstly my thanks to Vicki at Vicki-2bagsfull for having organised the amazing `Grow Your Blog´ party and for having given us the opportunity to find interesting blogs and meet new blogger buddies.  Although this hop finishes today with the giveaways, the list of participants still remains on Vicki´s blog and we can refer to it anytime.
More thanks to ALL to have spent time visiting me, leaving comments and to those who have become followers.  I will reply to each of you and if someone hasn´t had a reply as to date, it is because I had computer issues last week and am a bit behind on blogging.  On to my GIVEAWAY.....


There were a total of 82 comments, one was repeated, so to be fair that counts as one and another comment was one I made replying to someone, so that doesn´t count --- total 80. I´ve used the Random Number Generator and here is the result.
This number corresponds to KAREN H.  at Faeries and Fibres.  CONGRATULATIONS  KAREN.  I will be contacting you today and will send your selected gift of the orange mermaid scissor pouch to the address you give me. 
Many thanks to everyone who entered this giveaway, I really appreciated your visits and comments.  I shall hold another giveaway when I reach 100 followers, but that may be years from now :-)) 
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More Animals    I was going to post some lovely photos of patchwork hearts, applique cupids, embroidered doves etc. as many blogs have done due to yesterday being Valentine´s Day, but to my dismay, I have nothing to show amongst my sewing things. So there must be something else in the house.... a  box, picture frame, a tin, an ornament, a greeting card? something?...anything? no, nothing at all.  I did make some heart shaped ornaments for Christmas, but I don´t think anyone wants to see them again so soon after my Christmas posts.  This lack of hearts has made me think and wonder and definitely must depict something, but maybe better not to dwell on it too much and just add it to the `not to think about´ list which seems to be growing alarmingly as I get older. 
In the want of romantic photos, here are some humorous embroidered cartoons, which I love doing as they are small, quick and easy to do.



Cute and funny animals




Just look at those necks, who ate the extra chocolate?



Sometimes I add a bit of applique, as the farmer´s clothes in the first photo and the  two photos below.



In case anyone may wonder what exactly this embroidered strip is for... here is where I put it, with a piece of Velcro each end to join.



It´s for my laundry basket, although it could well decorate shelves.  I have more in the kitchen, but that´s another story for another post.  Have a splendid weekend.


6 comments:

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    1. Also, CONGRATS to Karen for your beautiful win!!! And Sheryl, that 100 giveaway is coming...you picked up a lot of followers during the event!!! I'm glad we met and your blog is looking great!!! :)V

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  2. Thank you so much Sheryl! I am thrilled to win the scissor pouch! This morning I was thinking I need to make one and was looking at pictures and patterns none of which were as lovely as your mermaid pouch! Thanks again!

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  3. What a wonderful way to use cross stitch band! Your farmer and animals are so cute! Congratulations to the lucky winner of your GYB giveaway and guess what! YOU are the lucky winner of my GYB giveaway!

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  4. These are a hoot AND beautiful to boot (*TeeHee* I'm a poet and didn't know it, Sheryl).

    Congrats to Karen!

    Valerie is right... 100 will sneak up FAST, and you have a great network of followers to help that happen, Sheryl!

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  5. Congratulations Karen, what a lovely addition to your sewing tools :)

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