Monday, May 7, 2012

The winners are...

The winners are:

Charlotte Clayton - NatalyK

Frederick - Cardygirl

Frederika - Jackie

The Stitching Chair - Patty C

Congratulations to all four and I'll try to get the charts out tomorrow before I leave to Europe. If I can't make it, my husband will get it out.

See you all back end of July / August, because I highly doubt I will have much access to internet.

Edit to add: for one of the charts I announced the wrong winner. I edited it to the right winner. (I put a name on a list for a chart that person wasn't interested in )  So sorry for the confusion. Above are the correct winners. 

Friday, May 4, 2012

New blog layout

Thanks to Margaret I got alerted to the fact that my blog layout was linked to an attack page. That was quite a bit of a shock. I changed the layout immediately and hope that now everyone can safely visit my blog.
My sincere apologies but I was totally unaware about that.

Please welcome to my home.... (and a give away)

Please welcome to my home ....ELLEN BIRDSEYE and friends!!!

Finally - after several years of searching - this chart is part of my Goode Huswife collection. And I'm SO delighted about it. 

And to make things even better, I was so very lucky to find 2 Blackbird Design charts that are out of print at Laraines on Capri, an Australian online shop. They still had a Quaker Garden chart and at least 2 Moonlit Gardens.  Can you believe that??? I felt SO lucky. Bought them all. One Moonlit Garden was for a friend who later decided not to want it. But that doesn't matter. I might try to trade the second one for another OOP chart I'm after. Not sure yet.  I'm way to happy right now to think about minor details like that. I'll think about that when I'm back from Europe

There are also some updates on the stitching front: Here is a snap of a piece that I stitched and framed for our friends daughter Josephine:
 Letters from Nora -  J 
Designer:  Nora Corbett
Fabric: 32ct Belfast linen Vintage Pink Whisper
Fibers: Crescent Colours, Kreinik Braid
plus recommended beads

Then there is an update on the Wisdom Sampler:
The Wisdom Sampler
Designer: The Vermillion Stitchery
Fabric: Lakeside Linens 36ct Magnolia'
Fibers: NPI silk

And lastly I have some charts to give away. I'm a bit late with that because I leave in couple of days until end of July. Which means the names will be drawn rather soon.  If there is more then one interested.
There are 4 charts, Charlotte Clayton, Frederik, Frederika and the Stitching Chair. If you're interested in any of them, just state which one's you would like to have. Can be one, or all, up to you. I'll draw a name for each of them. Please make sure I have a way to reach you

That's it from here. Hope everyone has a great time where ever you are :)