Saturday, June 9, 2012

Updated Giveaway Photo, Jane and Titus

Hello again!!

As promised, I have gathered a few more items for my giveaway today and have taken a new photo. There are still a few little things left to add but that will have to wait until next week when I hit up Michael's.  Thank you all for entering my giveaway.  It's been fun to read everyone's comments about their first stitches and/or their first blog posts.  I noticed that the majority of us, have given our first stitches to our moms.  Our lovely moms who would say nothing less than "It's the most beautiful, precious gift I have ever received!!! I will treasure it always!!" For most of our moms, I'm sure our first stitches are still on display!

I just had to take this photo of Titus lying on my giveaway stuff as I was prepping it for a photo.  Sorry if you see a spot of fur on your items! I will try my best to get all Titus fluff off!!!
Oh my darling fluffy boy!!! I had to roll him off after this photo! Literally!!!!

Giveaway Disclaimer:

Titus will NOT, I repeat, NOT be included in the giveaway! Sorry everyone!!

Updated Giveaway Photo!!

The linen is 32 count Natural Linen.  I really love natural linen and hope you do too!!

Close up of this lovely, adorable fabric I found! Isn't it the sweetest?!?!!!
It's a sort of soft pea green, not as beige like the photo.  You will have to take my word on it!

Oh and I stitched the other part of the bee scissor fob!
Other than the DMC threads I need to pick up and a couple of other treats, oh and of course finishing the fob, these are all the lovely items you can win!

Onto some stitching news.  After long days of transit and teaching, I come home fairly tired but have managed to add at least a 1/2 hour to an hour of stitching.  I have had to frog the vase on Jane Philpott, but after that....HE HASN'T VISITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You know the guy I'm talkin' about, that B*****D Frog!!!!
That vase and flower is massive.  It's larger than my hand!! I'm pretty excited about finishing up the corner so I can focus on the right hand side of the sampler! I need to work the border in a certain way because I had to add a stitch on the right to fix a mistake earlier on.  I am really hoping and crossing my fingers that they will match up.

I've been mulling about what to do with my Knotgarden.  I made the scrolls, but the holes for the screws aren't further enough in, so I had to take pliers and try and force them in which made the screws off kilter thereby making the scroll rods off too.  It's a long story, but the best option I have is to find out from Michael's if they have longer scroll rods. So here's my wee start on Knotgarden!

I've been uber behind on the blog posts! So sorry! I hit quite a few this morning and hope to do some more tonight and tomorrow!!!

A toast to all of you!

This is my Caribou look that I tend to sport when I drink a Caribou beer, made in Prince George, my hometown! Represent PG!!!!! Although in this photo I'm holding my sample of iced cider from Quebec.  Truly a lovely drink! I had a lot of fun sampling all sorts of liquors and liqueurs! But the headache I had afterward was not so fun!

Big Hugs to all.


30 comments:

Margaret said...

Love that pic of you! So fun! I'm disappointed that Titus isn't included in the giveaway. :D Maybe he could come for a visit? With his mommy? lol! Lovely giveaway you're doing, I have to say! And Jane is looking fabulous! Those large motifs are overwhelming, but soooo pretty!

missy said...

No TITUS...No Missy...please remove my name from the contest.....JUST KIDDING!! Some lucky stitcher is going to be thrilled with all of your goodies.

hugs
-missy-

gracie said...

Great pictures...good luck to all of us who entered your drawing....

Barb said...

Titus is so cute! If I didn't have my annoying allergy, I'd love to have a cat like him!!Jane is beautiful!I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that the borders match up!!

Shirlee said...

Sophie always loves seeing pictures of Titus : ) Your WIPs are lovely! Great photo of you : )

Nurdan said...

Your Titus is soooo adorable!!!

Congrats on your giveaway... Pictures are just lovely.. I enjoyed the post very much:))

All the best...

Lesleyanne said...

Titus is adorable - great photos. Love the picture of you. Your stitching is coming along great.

Catherine said...

Titus is just too funny ~ what's a fluffball!
Lovely goodies you are putting together. Someone is going to be spoiled!
What a fun picture of yourself! That cider sounds good.

Vickie said...

I am so glad Titus came to live with you and it worked out so well. What a picture of you Anne! :)

Mouse said...

ohhhh love that photo of you hahahahaha ... pity I couldn't have joined you love cider :)

and awwww don't mind a bit of titus speciality threads in my goodies hahahah (fingers and paws are still crossed ;)

Bentley is snoozing at my feet otherwise he would send a wag ...

and whoop whoop to the no *F* word...
love mouse xxxx

Parsley said...

Oh what fun goodies. Hey! We try on hats for fun but you totally rock that hat!

Carol said...

Hopefully, that frog has been banished for good and you'll be allowed to work on Jane uninterrupted, Anne!!

You're so cute in your hat with your glass of cider :) And Titus is looking especially winsome today!

The Maiden said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I must say, I LOVE IT! Titus is very cute and reminds me of my own fur baby, and I too love the picture of you, it is so nice to find another young stitcher like myself!

Chris said...

Cute pic of you! Looks like you are having fun!
I can't believe Titus is not included, he is right there with the rest of the giveaway!?! LOL it is so funny how he know you are trying to a pic. He is just trying to remind you that it is all about him. The giveaway you have put together looks amazing. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Have a great week!

DebbieSFL said...

Oh, maaan, I thought Titus would be included--oh, well, I guess I will settle for the stash goodies lol. He is a lovely kitty and glad he is such an active participant in your stitching.

Annie said...

Your sampler is looking very good. Those frogs can certainly be annoying.

You look adorable in your hat. I've become very sun-sensitive recently so I'm always trying on possible sun hats. Fedoras are very popular these days!

Melissa said...

Gotta say that Titus would have a lot of takers if he was in the give-away haha. Of course I'm sure he likes it best with you :)


Sampler's looking great!

Cheers!

MElissa

Melissa said...

Ha ha ha. Love that photo of you. Was that in the middle of the samplings? Yeah, I figured! ;-)

Lovely progress on Jane! And you've just disappointed a whole pile of people by not including Titus in the giveaway! Second ;-)

Take care my sweet. I hope this week will be easier than last. Maybe we'll get more sunshine...like today!

Kaisievic said...

Looks like you are having fun in the photo. What a lovely giveaway - I can't wait to see who wins. Titus is adorable as always.

hugs, Kaye xoxox

♥ Nia said...

Hahahahahahah funny pic! Looks like you had a great time ;)
So many goodies on your giveaway! Someone will be a very lucky winner!! :D
Hugs&smiles to you

Veronica said...

Awwwwwwwwww... He will not? But he certainly wants in on the action! RoFL!

Man, you do find the loveliest fabrics :) You've got me drooling over your giveaway ^.^

Good, let's hope Mr Frog keeps away from now on. Cool hat, by the way :D

Hugs,
Veronica.

Siobhán said...

Titus is adorable!! He looks very regal. Love the stitching--Jane is sooooo pretty! Great picture of you! ;)

mdgtjulie said...

Oh, what a fab piccy of you. I love it!!!! And you're so skinny, I'm totally jealous, lol. Lovely start on the knotgarden. Hope you can find long enough scroll rods. I think I'm gonna have my brother make mine. I know he can, so we'll see if he will!! You're doing great on the sampler too. I'm so glad the frog prince has left you alone, and I hope your border matches up. If Titus isn't included in the giveaway, I don't think I'll enter. I'm not much for natural linen, and I probably wouldn't use it. Or the backing fabbies, lol. I don't sew, just cross stitch. If the backing fabbies were green and red (Christmas ornies), it would be different. If you want to rehome that behemoth you call a cat, let me know. I'd love to have him, and I'm SURE I could make Yes Dear get along with him somehow!! Hope you're having a great day, Anne!!!

Cristina said...

Oopss... I wished Titus was included in the gift too ¬¬' Does not matter, I also love your other gifts!!
I really really love your funny pic!!
Hugss!!

Brigitte said...

What a funny picture of you. I just love it.
Hopefully that frogging has found an end and you can happily continue stitching on the wonderful Jane.

Kaisievic said...

By the way, I have tagged you in the Eleven Things Quiz, you need to see this post to play:

http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/eleven-things-quiz-thanks-julie.html

Stitching Noni said...

Anne, love your pic! :o)
Titus fluff is fine with me! My boys always have to check everything out too and Felix loves cuddling up to crafting stuff especially fabric ;o)

Valentina said...

Titus looks so cute in those two pics!

Suzanne said...

Love the photo of you, how fun! Nice work on Jane, even if that nasty frog paid a visit.

Ewa said...

Aaaaah Titus is SUCH a beautiful cat! I'm glad Titus didn't try to eat it. Vincent would have tried to eat it. Then tried again. Then grabbed it and run off with it. He's a demon.

My mom still has my first stitch hanging up. Every time I look at it I see all the mistakes I made. But oh well. First stitches are first stitches!