Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Giveaway

I went to take pictures of my progress and found that the digital camera's batteries needed recharging. So, while I am waiting for the camera to be operational again, I thought I'd post a small giveaway.
The chart, Good for the Gander, is from the Brightneedle Squares series. The subtitle says it is a companion piece for Grey Goose. It is a lovely little 69x69 sampler with a very 19th century look [not Quaker]. Since it was packaged in crystal clear plastic, I stitched it without removing it from the packaging. Thus, the chart is in mint condition. I made some color adjustments since I stitched it in Belle Soie silks rather than the GAST and WDW overdyes called for. In any case, I shall show you a picture of my version just to give you an idea of what Good for the Gander looks like.

Sorry about the wrinkles ... I hadn't pressed it at the time I took the photo and, of course, with my dead batteries I can't take another at the moment. Eventually, I will finish it as a needlebook. Just leave a comment if you want to be considered for this little giveaway.

As to my stitching progress:

  • Workbasket's Rabbit Rondel: I have finished the outer ring and the paisley ring just within that. This represents about 15 hours of stitching ... so I have met my goal for February on this piece.
  • Poisson du Avril Biscornu: I have stitched the top and bottom, marked the centers of each side and am ready to assemble it ... I had enough of the 32ct Waterlily linen left to stitch one of the fish motifs which I will finish up either as a scissor case [my first choice] or a scissor fob [if the scrap of fabric on which I stitched it doesn't fit my pattern for a scissor case].
  • The Sweetheart Tree's Holly and Hearts Sampler: This is the next project to tackle ... maybe by tonight I'll have made enough progress on it to warrant a photo.


Mel said...

Hi! Your Good for the Gander piece is very pretty! Please throw my name in the hat for the give away!

Anna van Schurman said...

No...the things you make are useful. What I am talking about is the people who take crap and make more junk from it. You're doing the right thing, and I'm happy to send you my lint!

Carolyn said...

I just love your Good for the Gander! I would love to be entered in your giveaway, and thanks for the opportunity!

Carolyn :)

mainely stitching said...

I followed the link over from another blog - the title of your blog intrigued me. ;) Imagine my surprise when I found out you're having a giveaway for a chart I just love. Please include me in your giveaway. :D