Friday, May 4, 2012

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 :)


Nancy said...

Gabi your needlework is absolutely amazing! I can't wait to see more of the Wisdom Sampler when you return.

Please enter me in your giveaway. I am interested in either Frederick or Frederika. Thanks for having this!

marly said...

I enlarged the photos and what a special gift! That J is fabulous. Wisdom has such strong and clear colors, it really sets off the design. Don't include me in your generous offer - I like the bird but probably would never get to it! Have a safe trip.

~*Shar*~ said...
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~*Shar*~ said...

Hi hun, what pattern are you looking for to trade for Moonlit Garden, I have never seen it and LOVE IT!!

Hugs, Shar

Catherine said...

What great goodies you found! Your stitches are beautiful ~ love the Wisdom Sampler!!!
I'd love to one day stitch the handsome couple of Frederick and Fredericka. Thanks for the chance!

pj said...

Beautiful job on your latest samplers....I love the Wisdom sampler colors. I would love to win Charlotte!!!! A beauty and cats! pjstitcher at mchsi dot com

Nancy M said...

Great find on your OOP charts. I know you really try hard to find those! Love the "J",I'm sure it's even prettier in real life. I'd love the stitching chair! Another finishing challenge for me! Hope you'll be able to blog in Europe too, that's just too long not to hear from you.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your stitching is beautiful. I'm happy that you found those charts you've been looking for... enjoy.

Barbi said...

Gabi! Congrats on your new requisitions. They are all great finds! The J is one that I have on my list of things to stitch for our last name...I'm almost tempted to dig it out and stitch it now!
I would love to be considered for the Charlotte chart if you would be so kind!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your recent finds. I love it when I find an OOP chart that I have been looking for.
Have a great time on your trip too.
I would love a chance at both the Frederick and Frederiks charts. I have admire these in recent months and would love to stitch both of them. Perhaps this is my great find. Thanks for offering them.
You can reach me via email through my blog profile.

Lisa V said...

Hi Gabi, your Wisdom Sampler is coming along beautifully, the colours just pop.
Thanks for putting me onto another Australian LNS, its always good to find ones here that are nice and close to home.
I would love a chance to win either Frederick or Frederika, I love them both and they are both on my wishlist.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The letter J looks so pretty and the sampler has the most beautiful colours.

Mouse said...

ooo well done on the chart finds :) ... hope you enjoy your time away :)
the J is gorgeous too :)

I would love to be considered for either any of the birds or the chair please :)
many thanks love mouse xxxxx

Sally said...

Your stitching is beautiful Gabi. The J is absolutely gorgeous.

Please enter me into your lovely giveaway for Frederick and Frederika. I would love to stitch those two:) Thank you for the chance.

Ellen said...

Wow, you are lucky to find those OOP charts!

Nora's J is gorgeous and so beautifully framed. Would love to be considered for the giveaway of Charlotte, thank you for the chance!


Giovanna said...

Your finish and WIP are lovely, and well done on the OOP catch! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway for Charlotte Clayton, please. Have a great trip to Europe.

Evelyne said...

Ja, dat is geluk dat je de patronen hebt gevonden waar je al zo lang naar zocht! De Wisdom Sampler wordt mooi, mooie sprekende kleuren!
Fijne week en groetjes, Evelyne

Cardygirl said...

What great finds for you! Love the charts...especially Frederick and Fredericka...have a lovely break away!

natalyK said...

I would love a chance to win Charlotte Clayton. Like you I have been on the hunt for Quaker Garden but haven't had any success :( Enjoy your new finds and happy stitching!!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on finding those coveted charts! I started stitching after GH left the business so I have very little GH charts.

I'd love to be considered for your giveaway!

Nautical Knitter said...

Oh my, I would absolutely love to have the Garden Chair pattern. How unique!! Safe travels!!

JillMN said...

I love that "J"! I am interested in either Frederick or Frederika. Thanks for your generosity!

Lanie said...

Hi Gabi, your "Wisdom Sampler" is beautiful. Such a lovely piece...look forward to seeing more of yours! Hope you have an enjoyable and safe trip!

Ineke said...

It is wonderful you found the charts you were searching for a long time.
The letter 'J' is lovely!
I'd like to enter the giveaway for Frederick and Frederikca.

Vickie said...

Hi Gabi! The beauty of Wisdom Sampler! Wow! Such a wonderful gift J is. Would you please include me in Frederick and Fredericka and the Garden Chair. Thank you ever so much. :)

Tina said...

Lovely finishes,the J looks fab,after seeing yours will have to push the T i have up the pile of must stitch.
would love a chance to win Charlotte

Melissa said...

Love your progress pieces and new stash!!! Tres cute :)

Please enter me into the draw for Charlotte, Frederick and Frederika. Such beautiful charts!

Have an awesome time in europe :)

My email is

Krista said...

Lots of great new stash! It is a great feeling to find OOPs, I just found the Sheepish Designs Alpha series and did a happy dance :)
Love your wisdom sampler, it is coming out beautifully, I love all the colors of that one.
I would love to be entered in your giveaway for Charlotte, Frederick or Fredericka. Thank you so much!
Have a fantastic time in Europe! Lucky you! :)

JOLENE said...

What a gorgeous sampler, love your progress on the Wisdom sampler, such pretty colors. And as the the "J", it is beautiful, too.....especially since it is my initial, too. I would love to stitch Charlotte Clayton, please throw my name in the hat for that one! Thank you!


Margaret said...

Yay! No more malware notices. :D Blog looks great too! Love your stitching -- Wisdom and the J are both stunning!

Penny said...

Congratulations on your new finds! Beautiful stitching! The Wisdom Sampler really has some pretty colors. :)

barbara said...

Congratulations on those fabulous charts you found! :) And I would love to be included for your drawings on Frederick and Fredericka. :)

Chris said...

Hello Gabi!
I love the letter J. What a wonderful gift!
You are making great progress on the wisdom sampler too.
I would love the chance tone entered for 3 of the charts. I love the birds and Charlotte is so beautiful.
Thanks for this chance!
Happy Packing for your trip.

butterfly said...

Congratulations on your charts ,
Your stitching is just beautiful.
Please if I am not to late would love a chance to win one of the birds or Wisdom Sampler so beautiful.
Enjoy your trip.

Vera said...

Hi Gabi,

Would love a chance at Charlotte -- thanks for the opportunity. Great stitching and have a safe trip. Vera

Hazel said...

Lovely sampler - it is coming along nicely. I would love either the Frederick or Frederica chart please Gabi if I win. Hugsxx

Valerie said...

I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. Your stitching is lovely! I would love to enter for a chance to win Charlotte! Thank you for the opportunity!

Carol said...

What a wonderful gift--love the "J" piece, Gabi, and your WIP is so, so pretty... I hope you enjoy your time in Europe--it was this month last year that we were in Germany and I'm getting a bit nostalgic :)

I'll sit this giveaway out, but you're sure to put some big smiles on some lucky winners' faces!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Congrats on your find! That is amazing!

anna s. said...

Hi again, Gabi! Anna from Poland/Norway here. Please put me in for Charlotte, I absolutelylove it, especially since there is this beautiful cat on it! Congrata on findng the other charts!

anna s. said...

Hi again, Gabi! Anna from Poland/Norway here. Please put me in for Charlotte, I absolutelylove it, especially since there is this beautiful cat on it! Congrata on findng the other charts!

Kathy A. said...

Please enter me in your giveaway for the Stitching Chair!
I love the J you did. It is stunning.
Your Wisdom Sampler is stunning. I love the colors and it is coming together so beautifully.

Kathy A. said...

Please enter me in your giveaway for the Stitching Chair!
I love the J you did. It is stunning.
Your Wisdom Sampler is stunning. I love the colors and it is coming together so beautifully.

SoCal Debbie said...

Your stitching is so beautiful. The letter J is a very nice gift. Congrats on finding your rare OOP charts. I would like to be entered in the giveaway for Frederik or Frederika. Thank you!

Lois said...

I love the bright colours in your Wisdom Sampler. Such a nice WIP. The letter J is so pretty, what a nice gift. Well done on tracking down the OOP charts, esp Ellen Birdseye. If I'm not too late I'd love to be entered in the giveaway for Frederik or Frederika.

~Narita said...

Your wisdom sampler is so beautiful!!!! Makes me want to stitch it also... sigh

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Well done on getting the OOP charts.
I'd like to win the completed J please. What do you mean, you gave it to someone else already, it was meant for me LOL.
Nora's letters really are beautiful.
I love your WIP sampler too, the colours are gorgeous.

Patty C. said...

Congrats on getting your oop charts -always a thrill isnt it ;) Wonderful WIP'S

Please enter me in your giveaway - i already have the colorful birds but would truly enjoy stitching the other two charts!

Anne said...

Lovely Wip's Gabi!! Sorry I missed the giveaway! Have a lovely trip :D

Jean said...

Hello, your Wisdom Sampler is stunning! Great work.

Shelley said...

The letter "J" is beautiful.

I have the letter "S" all kitted up in my stash. I have more stash then I'll probably be able to stitch in this lifetime, lol!!