Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Birds of a Feather Part 2 and other things

Here is part 2 of this Mystery sampler all finished up. Although I did change the eyes of the birds a bit. They were meant to be a straight stitch, but somehow that didn't do it for me After frogging and replacing them with French Knots I was happy again. Can't wait for the last part to be released.



For the rest I did mainly stitch on Amsterdam


Lisa stitched for me a gorgeous snowman ornament for an exchange at "Hooked on Exchanging". It's lovely stitched and finished. Lisa stitched a design by SanMan Originals on Summer Sky Jobelan. I love it.

And look at the backside. Isn't that a darling embellishment?

 2 GIVE AWAY'S

Deb is holding a fantastic give away for a Go! Baby. Which is a device I'm drooling about since I first time saw it in action. It is SO fantastic to cut out shapes. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. . If you want to have a chance of winning it, then hop over to Deb's blog, which is a great blog anyway to visit, no matter if you're after the Go! Baby or not.

If you're a scissor addict or sampler lover like I am, then you should visit Jennifer's blog as well. She's giving a way a fantastic pair of Gingher scissors and also a sampler she designed herself. And her samplers are all looking gorgeous. This give away is dedicated to a little girl, Caylee Anthony.




And lastly I would like to announce that I'm holding soon a give away on my own to celebrate my blogoversary. But details about that another time :)

Wishing everybody a great time :)

55 comments:

Rowyn said...

Oh wow Gabi, your Birds of a Feather piece is so beautiful!

Your Amsterdam piece is stunning also. It looks like a lot of work has gone into it so far.

That is a super cute snowman ornament you received too. I like those San Man snowmen and have quite a few of their charts in my stash!

Cardygirl said...

Your sampler is looking great...I was a bit tempted so I am enjoying seeing yours grow!

Ineke said...

Your sampler is beautiful. how long do you have to wait for the last part?

Cristina said...

The sampler looks great and Amsterdam is wonderful, but it takes lots and lots of stitches in it. Looking forward to see some more of both pieces

Mouse said...

love that sampler of the birds of a feather mmmmm may have to get that one :) love mouse xxxx

Jackie said...

Your Birds of a Feather Sampler looks fantastic! Hopefully the third part will be coming soon.

Sally said...

Your Birds of a Feather looks gorgeous Gabi. I can't wait to see what the last part is like.

Amsterdam is growing beautifully.

Love the ornament you received.

Vonna said...

Your Mystery Sampler is gorgeous Gabi! Simply Stunning :)

Giovanna said...

The mystery sampler is just stunning - I'm so curious about the last part. Nice progress on Amsterdam too.

Pam said...

All of your stitching if gorgeous, but I have to say that Amsterdam is just beauiful! I am looking forward to seeing more progress.

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitches and what a cute exchange!!

Margaret said...

Your stitching is just wonderful! Love Amsterdam, and of course I love the mystery sampler! Beautiful! Wonderful exchange you received too!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Beautiful stitching Gabi. Your Mystery Sampler and Amsterdam are both wonderful. Love the ornament your received.

BrendaS said...

Birds of a Feather looks great and so does Amsterdam. You have been one busy lady:)))

Have a great week

DJ said...

I LOVE your Birds of a Feather SAL..and your Amsterdam piece is just beautiful! What a lovely stitcher you are!! The snowman ornament is just too cute, and the embellishment just sets it off perfectly! Thanks for stopping by my blog! *Hugs*

Jennifer said...

The mystery sampler is coming along nicely and the Amsterdam one is breathtaking!

Can't wait to see the final part on the mystery sampler. Pretty, pretty stitching, girlie!

Jennifer

Deb said...

Your BOAF piece is wonderful. I don't think I've seen anyone get this far on it.

And Amsterdam is just breathtaking. Such a huge project, but a beautiful one!!

Meari said...

Gabi,

Your stitching is beautiful. And what a cute snowman ornament!

Good luck on the giveaways and thanks for passing on the info.

chrisstitches said...

Fantastic work on all your projects. Love the exchange you received.
chris b

Katrien said...

Both projects look awesome!

mdgtjulie said...

I just love your mystery sampler. It's beautiful!!! Keep up the good work on Amsterdam too. It's looking lovely as well. Love your little snowman. He's sooooo cute!!

Carol said...

Wow! Your Mystery Sampler is simply gorgeous, Gabi! Can't wait to see the final portion all finished up.

Amsterdam is really coming along, too. How long have you been working on it? I can't imagine having the patience to stitch anything that detailed, but it looks amazing...

Nice little ornament from Lisa, too :)

Hope your week is going well...

Nancy M said...

You have been a stitching fool the last month! You got so much done on Amsterdam!!! I only got a small portion of that roof you got completed! AND finishing part 2?? You go girl! Cute exchange piece, I have those same charms, but haven't stitched, finished and given away anything since I bought them.

Ellen said...

Your sampler is progressing beautifully! I have yet to start mine, too many things on hand, lol!

Amsterdam is awesome!

Hugs,

Carolyn NC said...

Love, love all the stitching, especially the mystery sampler! And a darling ornie you received!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your msytery sampler is looking fantastic and Amsterdam is coming along in leaps and bounds!

Angela P said...

The mystery BOAF piece looks so pretty! That Snowman ornament is so cute :) The Amsterdam piece is absolutely gorgeous, I can see the amount of work that is in it!

Shelley said...

Birds of a Feather is so pretty! and Amsterdam is growing quite nicely...

Your ornie from HOE is very cute. I've seen those charms. I have been contemplating buying some for that exact purpose!

Sharon said...

Your projects look fabulous! Seeing your mystery makes me want to jump start mine!

Anne Marieke said...

That Birds of a Feather sampler is so beautiful! And what fun to be doing a mystery.

Your Amsterdam is coming along beautifully.

Faye said...

I have been following your progress on the mystery sampler and it is looking so pretty!! I may have to be tempted to eventually stitch this piece....

Congrats on receiving a cute little snowman....He's adorable!!

Take care, Faye

Lois said...

What great progress on your Birds of a Feather piece! What a cute exchange and your Amsterdam piece is going to be stunning!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

It's fun to visit all the blogs and see the progress everyone is making with the Mystery Sampler - it looks good.

wendy111 said...

Lovely work on Birds of a Feather and well done on being up-to-date with it.

The snowman is very cute

Elaine said...

Gabi your BoaF piece is gorgeous, can;t wait to see the next part.
Amsterdam is stunning!

Littlebit said...

Oh, my, your sampler is beautiufl, Gabi!!

Littlebit said...

P.S. I DO know how to spell B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! LOL!

merumo said...

Love following your BoF's progress! It looks so pretty and I especially like the border in red :)

Alice said...

Your stitching is very lovely!

Myra said...

Your mystery sampler is gorgeous. I am really having fun with mine.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful progress on your Birds of a Feather sampler and Amsterdam! They both look great.

What an adorable ornament!

Ranae said...

Youyr stitching pieces are both awesome
The snowman ornie is the cutest,
Lisa did a great finishing on him

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Beth said...

Mystery Sampler is coming along - I can't wait to see the Finish!

Kathy said...

Oh my your progress on Birds of a feather is just stunning. I love it.
Your other piece is also looking fabulous. And the snowman ornament is adorable.

Nancy in IL said...

Gabi, as always, your stitching is beautiful! You've really got along with Amsterdam since I last checked your progress. It won't be long now. And I just love the mystery sampler! I've been watching the blog you're on for that SAL, and was going to get the project myself, but for the price, and the fact that it was no longer a mystery for me, I decided against it, LOL, but I truly love the design. You're a very fast stitcher! And your stitching is divine.

Melissa said...

Your Birds of a Feather is just beautiful! I have yet to start mine but I've seen the last release now and it will be a wonderful piece.

Your Amsterdam piece is stunning!

Justflo said...

Absolutely beautiful stitching. Amsterdam is quite stunning.

Your sampler is lovely.

Myra said...

Your sampler looks gorgeous Gabi. I am not real happy with the bird's eyes on mine either and have been thinking of doing a French knot as well. Love your snowman exchange and Amsterdam is going to be absolutely stunning when finished.

Pumpkin said...

Your BOAF is just stunning! How does it feel to be almost done? :o)

What an adorable ornament!

Carol said...

I love the mystery sampler. It looks gorgeous.

I'm going to have to try the snowman at some point. Looks like fun.

Bertie said...

BOF looks fabulous, love the colours too, part 2 arrived yesterday so I have to get cracking!
A'dam is lovely, such an epic piece:))

Lisa S said...

Your BOAF sampler is coming along great! I may have to break down and get it now that I see it.
Amsterdam is a gorgeous piece! Looking forward to see it finished.
I am so happy you like the snowman ornament I made for you! It was so hard to let him go :)

Tracey said...

I totally understand the eye change- straight stitches don't do it for me on eyes either. :) The piece is beautiful!

Valerie said...

What beautiful pieces! I love your Birds of a Feather sampler...you have made wonderful progress on it!