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Saturday, July 31, 2010

My Giveaway and an update...

Thanks for all the prayers, emails and comments my friends! My MIL remains in the hospital after 2 longs weeks, but she did leave ICU yesterday. It will be a long haul, but as I have mentioned in the past, she is a 92 yr old fighter.... Thanks again for all the heartwarming prayers...I feel so blessed to be part of this wonderful blogging world and have friends that I can reach out too....

Now, as I have whiled away the hours at the hospital these days, I have come home at night noticing a pattern of sorts.....BIRDS..... Everything I have been working on has had a bird in it! AND..... Ironically enough, I have a duplicate of the beloved "Fredricka" chart by Carriage House Samplings and I thought what better way to honor this extra, but was to put it in the Followers Giveaway I would like to host!

So, the chart, flosses and linen will be sent to follower soon.....I will draw names on Friday Aug 6 so leave a comment (on this post only) and let me know what you are currently working on...I love to read the comments I get and would be interested to know what is keeping you busy these days.....



My Followers Giveaway package


Here's hoping everyone has a great weekend....Find something or someone to enjoy each day... Those are the memories you will hold on to forever!!


Faye

79 comments:

Blu said...

Oh what a neat giveaway.

What am I working on? Better to ask what am I not working on! Mirabilia's Rose of Sharon, Ink Circle's Cercle des Circles, Dragon Dream's The Runekeeper Saga, HAED's Autumn Winds... I think you get the picture. And no, this will not stop me from starting Fredricka if I win!

Berit said...

I would completely love to win this! I ordered 'Rika from Anita at the middle of June, but the distributor is out and waiting on a CHS shipment. I'm really hoping I won't miss out on a copy!

I'm currently working on personalizing the bottom part of Homespun Elegance's Delivering Autumn (And having a great time), which can be seen on my blog. :D It's also time for me to do the final section of the Autumn private exchange.

Glad to hear things are going well with your Dear MiL!

April Mechelle said...

Great Giveaway !! I have been working on Halloween Ornaments by designer Cricket Collection. I hope to finish these this halloween. I have had them kitted for 2 years.
I would love to win Fredricka ! Those are my Colors I use in decorating my home! Thanks for sharing with us stitchers!!

Catherine said...

So glad to hear that your MIL is out of ICU! Continued thoughts, prayers and hugs her way and yours!

Ooohhh!! What a great give away! I'd love a chance! I am currently working on a baby sampler that I designed for a new little one that will be arriving across the street from us sometime later this month.

JulieF1962 said...

What a nice giveaway! I am currently working on Flag Day by Country Stitches, and soon will be working on November by Prairie Schooler.

Littlebit said...

Oh my goodness..what a wonderful giveaway! I am currently working on Paulette's Christmas gift, so I cannot share any pictures for months, yet. I'm also working on my first quilted tote, which I have wanted to do for a year. Have a great weekend!

chris_stitch said...

Prayers for the continues recovery of your MIL.

I love birds too. I have stitched Ann Tarbox and Abigail Brown, I also think that there are birds in all the quakers that I have stitched.
Right now I am side tracked by a cow. I am stitching Isabelle Johnson from SANQ.

Have a restful day. Thanks for the chance.
Chris

Cari-in-VA said...

Faye, how wonderful to hear your MIL is out of the ICU unit - praying that her recovery will be quick.

I would love to be entered in your drawing!

What have I been up to? Homework, homework, homework. I am surrounded by charts (sheepish designs, a couple A&E's, and christmas ornaments) and fabric that I cannot wait to stitch, but my schoolwork is consuming all my time (sigh).

Jules said...

Great giveaway! I have seen several bloggers do this piece in the past year or so. I posted a link to my blog.

I am currently working on the Christmas Design SAL with Yoyo (where is she lately???) "Coming Home for the Holidays", Ink Circles "Cirques des Carreaux", and Butterfly and Shamrock wreath out of a magazine (can't remember which one at the moment). I am also finishing my MA thesis, so little stitching at the moment.

karin said...

What a nice giveaway!!!
I am working on Cmonde Mam'Zelle pattern, with others waiting in the wings.
I would love Fredericka!!!
Hope your MIL is ok.
Karin :)
in NY

Hazel said...

I would love to win this!! I have several stitching projects on the go including two haeds and a few others but right at the moment I am totally glues to my new crochet granny stripe blanket! I just love it. xx

Wrought By LaDonna said...

Awesome giveaway which I would love to win! I am currently working on a Long Dog Sampler using Lakeside Linen and Gloriana Threads! Hope your mother-in-law continues to improve.

Sharlotte said...

I'm glad that your MIL is out of ICU.

That is a great giveaway! I am currently working on several projects, imagine that! LOL. Autumn Song from BBD, HoHRH and VoHRH by CHS, and dare I say I started Simple Joys from LHN? Just don't tell my husband!

Teresa S. said...

Hi Faye-thanks for taking the time to vote on my blog! And I'm so glad to hear your MIL is out of ICU.

Right now I am working on Needlepoint Now's Contemporary Bargello project, Mary Wigham, and Prairie Schooler Alphabet SAL. But, as you know, I am dying to start something new!

Please enter me in your drawing. Congratulations on getting so many followers-maybe someday for me too :)

Margaret said...

I don't need to enter your giveaway since I already stitched it. You're so sweet to have a giveaway with all your troubles. I will keep your MIL in my prayers. As for what's keeping me busy these days -- well actually, it's a new kitten that is occupying me these days. lol! I will blog about her next time I post. Take care.

Elisabetta said...

Good luck for your Mil!
Great giveaway! I'm stitching 'Laura's embroideries' of Marie Suarez...I have a rule:only one stitch at time!

Syd said...

Great idea for your giveaway. I'm working on Autumn Silhouette by Blackbird Designs.

Hope your MIL continues to make progress.

Syd

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

I am happy to hear you MIL is out of ICU, she sounds like a real strong cookie. I am working on too much to type, trying to get Halloween projects completed!!

Vanessa said...

I am glad to hear your MIL is doing better. Best wishes to you and your family.
Now - I have always loved Frederick and Fredericka - don't have either. This is a fun give-a-way! Right now I am working on BBD "Their Song" (more birds - haha) and also LHN "Rose Hill Plantation"
Vanessa in Upstate NY

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a nice giveaway, Faye. No need to enter me though, I already have this chart. Good luck to your MIL; keeping you all in prayer.

I'm working (not much) on an A&E by TGH.

Peggy Lee said...

I am so glad to hear your MIL is out of ICU. I will keep her in my prayers.

I would love a chance to win this very generous giveaway! I am currently working on "Thank You for Serving" by The Sunflower Seed". I can say that here because I know Masterchief does not read my comments, only my blog. It's a surprise for him. Shhh....don't anyone tell!

Diana said...

Glad to hear your MIL is doing better!
Right now I am working on a Stacy Nash flowerpot design from a class I took with her.
I also love CHS designs and I would love to win your giveaway!

Mama Joan said...

Great giveaway Faye. I know you have followed my blog and I check in on yours but I am not very good about leaving comments. I enjoy your blog and appreciate your comments on my blog. I hope you MIL is doing much better and will be home soon. I have been stitching for an upcoming retreat plus I have started the bad habit of quilting!!! Just what I needed was another hobby:) Now I need a job just to support my bad habits (addictions).

Jennifer said...

First of all, I'm glad to hear your MIL is out of ICU. I have 3 grandparents in their mid 90's and it is amazing how vibrant and full of life and love at their age. I hope I'm half as spry when I'm 90!

Now, onto stitching........what a sweet giveaway! That would be a great addition to my stash, as well as an early birthday gift! ;). As you may have seen on my blog, I'm currently working on Seaside Memories by The Sampler Girl. However, I'm hoping to finish it so that I can work on some exchange stitching.
Have a great weekend!

doris said...

Hope your MIL continues to improve. I'll keep the good thoughts headed in her direction.

I've often admired Fredericka, but I've never bought her. I'd love to add her to the stash (I oughta be punished). I'm working on The Yellow House Sampler by Sheepish Designs (mostly) and the second sock in a pair.

Kat said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I am working on "Simply Joys" by LHN.

Hope your MIL continues to do well!

~Kat

Patty C. said...

I'm so glad to hear your grandmother is making progress :)Good News !!

I loooooooooove this chart & have not stitched it - It would be a wonderful surprise that is for sure.

I'm about to start Home of a Needleworker by LHN.
Good Luck to all

Deborah said...

Glad your MIL is doing better. I will keep her in my prayers. I would love to be entered in your drawing. I am currently working on Midnight Watch by BBD.

valerie said...

I hope your MIL continues to improve! Glad to hear she is on the mend.

What a great giveaway! I am working on LHN Simple Joys, L*K Boo Club and a crochet market bag from a class I took. I'd love a chance at Fredericka!

Lisa V said...

Oh what a lovely generous giveaway. I love CHS patterns and Frederick & Fredericka are two that I dont have as yet, so I would definately love a chance to win Fredericka!
I am currently working on Lizzie Kate's Green flip its, I am stitching the full set as a long banner with the border and started on the first square yesterday.
Happy stitching
LISA V

Lelia said...

I'm a follower - I am trying to finish up an over-one thread stitching piece. It is a heart's content pinkeep. I have a bit more to finish. The kit has stitching on two sides; however, I decided to make 2 pinkeeps. Also, tatting a small project.

Monikinha said...

Your MIL is on my prayers!I'm glad to know she is doing better!

Great giveaway! I'm a follower so my fingers are crossed!

Well I have many UFOs but just one WIP... is Sampler of Stitches from The Drawn Thread... I'm in part 6 and I can't wait to see it finish! It's going really nice!

Have a great weekend!
Monica

MyLifesAStitch said...

Oh, Faye... I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL... Glad things are looking a little better, though. I will definitely be keeping her in my prayers, as well as you and the rest of your family. I went through this last year with my MIL... even under the best circumstances this sort of thing can take its toll. Please keep us posted?

You are so sweet to want to do a giveaway in the midst of all you are going through! Sign me up, please. :)

Myra said...

I am so glad to hear your MIL is out of ICU and I will continue to pray for your family. I do hope she gets to leave the hospital soon.

I would love to win Fredricka as I love birds. What am I stitching now? Why, birds of course. :o) I hope to put the final stitches in Wash Day tonight.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Hi Faye, glad to hear all is well on the home front. I am working on LHN God bless america. I just finished a pillow ornament and how funny it has red cardinals on it. It is posted on my blog. Please count me in for the giveaway.

Jackie said...

I'm so glad to hear your MIL continues to be a fighter! You and your family remain in my thoughts.

I'm currently (still) working on Quakers and Quilts but feeling the need for something else. It's my only stitching WIP (gasp)! I must fix that soon!

natalie said...

So glad to hear your MIL is doing better- what a lady!
I am working on my second 'Tis the Season piece as well as the L*K Christmas Rules that I just started this morning. :) What a great giveaway- thanks!

Pike said...

So glad there is some better news. I would love to be considered - so put my name in the hat, please.
I just started a DD design with CC silk, it's going to be a RAK for a blogging friend :)

Pirjo from Finland
pirjo.kallioniemi(at)yahoo.com

SilkLover said...

What a great giveaway, Faye! I am working on Mermaid And The Sea by Exampar Dames of the Heart, and Spingtime Social by With Thy Needle & Thread. Busy putting my grandson's name on it at the moment. And I just finished up several pincushions for gifts.

Jill said...

Good to hear your MIL is out of ICU.
I just finished working on some goodies for a retreat next week, now I am trying to catch up on my "regular" stitching. CaHRH and my "pink" stitch are my immediate stitches.

connie said...

I am working on a halloween mail art exchange..

Bekca said...

This is a really great giveaway and I would love to be entered for it! I'm working on a Charlie's Ark design at the moment, pictures of which can be seen on my blog. It's so close to being finished, just the back stitching to go.
Best wishes to you and your MIL.

Melody said...

What a nice giveaway! I am currently working on Simple Joys by LHN. I just started it last night. I've been doing some small ornaments of late, because I recently finished Christmas at Hawks Run Hollow...so needed some time to do some smaller projects! I hope your MIL continues to do well. Take care.

Susan in SC said...

I just signed up to be a follower. Thanks for the sweet note you left on my blog. I hope you come back to visit! We Carolina girls have to stick together! I hope you MIL continues to get well.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great news on MILs improvement! What a great giveaway - lucky for someone that you forgot you already had it - sounds like me! I'm stitching a LHN ornament, Love One Another.

Cathy from Kentucky said...

Good Morning from Good Ole Kentucky. As you know I a follower and love your work. I am currently working on a Bent Creek Patriotic design. Looking for a new Halloween design I am so ready to pull my fall stuff out, tired of the heat.
I am so glad to hear improvement for your MIL.
I would love to be entered in your drawing. The design is lovely.
Cathy from KY

Patti said...

Your first bit of news is just THE best. I'm so happy for you that your dear MIL is out of ICU. I love your giveaway too and have now become a follower, though I have to be honest insofar as I only really look at the blogs on my bloglist, but you have been there for a very long time. You used to leave comments on my blog all the time but don't seem to anymore and I have missed you.

What am I working on? A Shepherds Bush kit that I can't tell you the title of because the woman I am stitching it for reads your blog too. But I love SB almost as much as CHS and BBD.

Please enter me for your drawing.
Love
Patti xxx

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

How lovely that your friend is doing well. Congratulations to you for your wonderful blog and all of the wonderful comments you receive. Best of luck to everyone entered in your giveaway.
The best way I know how to be busy is keeping an eye for threads.
Be always in stitches

Lois said...

I'm so glad to hear that your MIL is doing better and is now out of ICU. I hope she continues to improve everyday.

Please enter me in your giveaway - it is a lovely one. I've just started stitching BBD Pins and Tulips Pincushion from BBD's booklet 'Thank You Sarah Tobias'.

staci said...

Hi Faye, no need to enter me into your giveaway. I just wanted to say that I'm glad your MIL is now out of ICU and wishing her a speedy recovery. Keeping her and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Raven/Missy said...

I hope your MIL continues to get better every day! I am glad to hear she is out of ICU.

Right now I'm stitching Welcome Quaker by The Stitcherhood. It is a fairly small design and small seems to be what I want to stitch lately LOL

I would love to be in your giveaway, thank you!

Dragon Watcher said...

Great giveaway :)

Wat am I working on...
am doing some Little House Needleworks and Country Cottage Needleworks christmas ornament patterns
Magic Dragon from Joan Elliott
and I recently started on The Shores of Hawk Run Hollow from Carriage House Samplings

Hugs,
Marieka

lapappilon said...

Hello!
super giveaway!
Lickl teddy working....
I expect a baby so forth embroidery "baby" things..:-D
and preparation is a blanket and a pillow ...:-D

lapappilon@gmail.com

Best wishes'

Hugs
Eva

Karen said...

Faye, I am so glad to hear that your MIL is getting out of ICU. she sure sounds like a fighter! :)

As for what i am working on right now, what am i NOT working on. LOL i have 3 exchange pieces going right now and some finishing for a couple gals. I am also trying to work on my needlebook stitching from the BBD class. :) hugs!!!

Kimmie said...

The colors in your giveaway are gorgeous!!!! I would LOVE to stitch it!

I'm glad your MIL is doing a little better!

I'm working on a Lizzie Kate right now. I'd like to have it finished in the next couple of days. After that, I have Primitive Needle's Kindred Spirits to stitch for my sister. REALLY need to have that done for Halloween, huh? LOL

Le blog de marylin said...

One young hello in passing
Best regards marylin

Jennifer said...

Love your give away piece! Would love to stitch that one! I am still working on 'Lo how a rose' and finishing up CCN's 'pie' that i will hang in my kitchen with the cake, cupcake and tart I have finished . Should be ready to go to the framers by the 2nd week of August. Glad to hear that your MIL is doing somewhat better . It is hard when family members are ill. all the best

Pat said...

I am working on Sampler Stocking by Carriage House. I actually am going to make it into a rectangle by only stitching to the heel. I am using DMC on 30ct Weeks Dye Works Cappacino. I love the feel of this particular linen and it comes in such beautiful colors. Thanks for including me in your give away. I am glad your MIL is doing better.

Lisa Clarke said...

I a stitching on a few Christmas ornaments and finishing a few patriotic stitches! Please enter me in your giveaway, even though I don't need anything else to stitch!! LOL!

D@isy said...

Hi Carolina!
Nice design, "Fredricka", now I'm embroidering the Nell'Aria - Renato Parolin, I like the designs of birds ..

Thanks for the opportunity in your drawing.
Daisy

FIONA said...

Fantastic Faye - what a great giveaway!
So what am I stitching today??
Something bright I can shout "OLAY"!
A Gift of Stitching design "Yay"!
When I finish I can go out and "Partay"!!
Bad poetry but happy to join in your giveaway!!

Rosita said...

Hi Faye!
Great drawing! I love animals and that design is beautiful. I'm not currently embroider anything, but I love to embroider this design of birds. Please add my name to draw.

thanks

Joy said...

I am soo glad to see that your MIL is improving. I definitely know how tiring and stressful it is when a loved one is ill. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. FANTASTIC giveaway!! I would LOVE to have it! I am currently working on BBD's Quaker Garden, LK's Merry Christams by The Letter, LHN's monthly ornies, and LK's Just Text Me...perfect for my oldest DD's birthday on the 10th. I guess that's enough! LOL Oh, I adore your pin pillows...just wish I was getting one...hint, hint!! Hugs & Stitches!!! primtoler@yahoo.com

Brigitte said...

Good to read that your MIL is out of ICU.
What a wonderful giveaway you offer but I can't join the crowd because I own the chart already. It was given to me by a very kind fellow stitcher on y birthday.

sharona said...

Prayers for your family and for your MIL.
What a wonderful give a way. Please include me.
What I am working on now...hummm trying to get the courage to start a HAED ( the frog prince). Can't decide what material to work it on.
Sharon ftsharona4@yahoo.com

Vinniey said...

Glad to hear that your MIL is doing good and back home. I'm currently working on my own original design "Spring" and it almost going to finish. :)

Kim R. said...

I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway :) I am working on Mary Wigham's Ackworth Sampler very diligently!
Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Dana said...

I just recently found your blog and I love it! I am finding it hard to break away from all the great cross-stitching blogs to actually stitch.

So sorry that your MIL is back in the ICU, I will keep her in my prayers!

I am working on two things right now, first I am working on the Mary Victor sampler from The Examplarery Sampler Collection. And I am working on Where My Heart Blooms by Blackbird Designs.

rebecca said...

Faye, so sorry to hear of your grandmother. I will keep you all in my prayers tonight. I have been busy with work and haven't checked with blogs the last week and a half after returning from Leesburg/DC.
I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I have always loved that chart and is on my list to get. I have had double charts from time to time myself, I think it's rather interesting. Must be something that really calls to your inner stitcher when that happens. I have been stitching on a piece for my mother the last couple of weeks. My next piece I do will be for me.

Heike said...

Well, I'm working on a BOM called 'My Garden' by Lynette Anderson from Australia. I love my garden, I love that BOM and I love Your giveaway.
a big Hug
Heike

pam1228 said...

I think we are all in love with birds and no exception here. I am working on Carriage House, "Ellen Birdseye". Please enter me for a chance in your giveaway. I am saying prayers for your MIL. Hope things improve.
Pam

Robin said...

First, keeping your MIL and all of you in my prayers.
I am currently working on the First Lady Sampler series by the Sampler Girl. I'm have completed two and am stitching away on Mary Lincoln now.
My 2nd project is LHN ornaments of the month. Somehow I am keeping up with them and am working on Peppermint. I think I'll make a quilt with them.

tpescdoc said...

My thoughts and prayers for your MIL. As a retired RN, I'm sure she is in good hands with those ICU nurses.
Love your blog. Great giveaway. Love birds too. The hummingbirds have been active here in Massachusetts. I've been on a patriotic stitching kick and am currently working on LK Land That I Love. Blessed Be, Patti

Donna K. said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I love birds too. At the present time, I have a gazillion things on hold. Hoping this month will bring a little slower pace to my life and I can get back to stitching. Thanks for the chance to win.

Dee L said...

Faye, I tried to post yesterday, but my computer wouldn't let it happen. I am so sorry to hear your MIL has returned to ICU. My mom is 94 this month and each time she enters the hospital we hold our breath. My caring thoughts are with you and yours.
I am a part-time Cedar Mountain, NC, girl and I think the mountains breed bird lovers. I am currently working on Checker Bird by Notforgotten Farm and have BBD's Bluebird and Bird in Hand in the wings (so to speak). Thanks for such a great giveaway.

Sherry said...

took me awhile to get to your blog, faye, as i've seen things stitched by you on others, etc. hope mil is doing better and good for you all staying positive - it's better for all of you than the alternative.

what a generous giveaway - love to have my name entered! And what am I working on - well I won't list all my wip as there are way too many - recently started BBD "My Missouri Home", working on smalls for a basket band designed by many in a guild I absolutely love, quilting some, three or four LaDDa pieces, and more and more. Take care and your familyis in my thoughts and prayers!

natalyK said...

Faye, I have been admiring your work on other blogs and became a follower today. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am currently working on BBD Valentine Rose.

CalamityJr said...

We'll keep your mil in our prayers; she certainly looks as dear as you say she is. Your having a giveaway at this time is more than generous; whoever wins should feel loved! (and maybe it will even be me - we shall see!)

Pumpkin said...

Faye, I am SO sorry to hear about your MIL's setback :o( You're right, at 92 it's not as easy to bounce back but miracles do happen :o)

Thanks for becoming a Stalker on my Blog and now I'm one of your Followers :o)

Right now I'm working on Esperance by Danybrod.