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Sunday, February 6, 2011

My Valentine Giveaway!~~

I have been busy in the craft room and got a little side tracked...

But, it is to YOUR benefit.....

I have decided to have a little impromtu GIVEAWAY to celebrate not only Valentine's Day,
but my love for cross stitching...

All of you know Betty, of primitivebettys, and her wonderful designs..

 I have put together a little prim package for someones Valentines Basket....

So, on this post only, post a comment of why you LOVE cross stitch so much and you will be in the running for....


these 2 prim pillows stuffed with walnut shells and a pair of tiny black and white scissors....

The drawing will be Wednesday Feb. 9th.....

~~~~~Good luck to you all~~~~

Faye

110 comments:

Chris said...

Faye, these little pin cushions are lovely.
I love cross stitch so much. It is my constant friend. There are always new designs to discover. There are other stitchers to inspire and teach. It is a connection to our past. I could go on...

devonaz said...

Why I love cross stitch,,is because of the beautiful designs and the wonderful people you meet thru this craft..

Nancy said...

What beautiful Valentines! I love cross stitching because it is such a relaxing hobby, I love to look at and touch all the different colors of linen and threads, it's so exciting to see a design you are stitching come to life, and last, but definitely not least, I love the special bond that cross stitchers share.

Terri said...

Beautiful stitching. I love Cross Stitch because it is so relaxing and helps me clear my head.

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love cross stitched because it is relaxing, creative and something I can just lose myself in :)

pam1228 said...

What beautiful stitching! I love both of these cute pin pillows.
Cross stitching is my therapy! It helps me to wind down after stressful days. I so enjoy creating something I can be proud of. Thank you for the chance.
Pam

Danielle said...

There are many reasons why I love cross stitch! I have met many wonderful people and have seen just amazing creativity. But mainly it is something that is all mine. It is calming, peacedul, and relaxing.

CalamityJr said...

What a sweet giveaway! My two main reasons for loving cross stitch are how much it relaxes me and calms my soul, and I love the process of taking a blank piece of fabric and turning into something (hopefully, lol) beautiful.

Jules said...

Hmmm, why I love cross stitch?! Well, I guess because it allows me to be creative in a quiet way (as opposed to scrapbooking where one hears scissors and cutters and papers shuffling, lol). Plus it's more of a solitary craft that I enjoy. Other crafts I enjoy are most enjoyable with others like scrapping.

gracie said...

My love for counted cross stitch goes back to when I was 10....for me it was an escape to a world of being creative...of pleasure when each stitch became something lovely. I never get upset with little mishaps because it is just so relaxing to me to have needle in hand.
I stitch every chance I get, especially very very early in the morning when the house is so quiet....

Colleen said...

Love the cute cushions. I love cross stitching for many reasons, but the #1 reason: It has carried me through a number of difficult times in my life & those of my children. When stitching, I felt like I could at least contribute to life & those of others. I hope, to think that my stitching brought some hope & peace to those I gave to.
A lovely give away, all from your heart. Bless you.

laurawilson25 said...

I love cross stitch because you can be very creative with it or let others be creative with it and it all turns out great regardless. It prevents me from eating in the evenings.

Margaret said...

What a lovely giveaway! I love cross stitch -- it's so easy to pick up and do. And I love the end results too. It's definitely a therapy for me, a sort of meditation.

Peggy Lee said...

I love cross stitch because my dear grandmother introduced it to me many years ago. Now she seems to look right through me as she does not know me anymore. It happened so fast! I know that somewhere in her mind she is pulling pretty threads through cloth.

Karen said...

As always....too cute!

Teresa S. said...

You certainly keep me inspired, Faye! Love the Elizabeth sampler and your little pincushions. Count me in!

Littlebit said...

Aww, Faye, those are darling! Hmm..no one has every asked why I "love" crossing all of those little exes..I guess I love it because I can totally brainstorm about anything and everything, or I can totally block out the same by concentration and counting. If I would do more of the latter, I would probably make fewer mistakes! :)

nataliemm97 said...

Beautiful pincushions! I love cross stitch because it is relaxing and I get to fondle pretty floss and fabric.

Jennifer said...

There are lots of things I love about cross stitch. I love the way that I can start with a blank slate and turn it into something beautiful. Something that I have poured my heart and soul into. Something that grows with me as I grow in life. I also love the comradarie and friendships that stitching has brought my way. Most of all, I love my Grandmother, who started me on this journey over 25 years ago.....

Beautiful job on the pincushions!

DaisyGirl said...

Why do I love cross stitch? To me, it represents my heart that I put in each stitch! The joy that I get when I give someone a piece of me is utterly indescribable, I always hope that the person receiving the gift will remember how much I care for that person :)

tstanley23 said...

I love to cross stitch because I have a "need" to create. I love the beautiful colors of floss and fabrics and the ability to get lost in my needlework for a little while and forget about all my other responsibilities. Your many projects inspire me!

Barb said...

Your work is always an inspiration, especially considering you teach. I did that for 30 years and I was always TIRED! Now that is why I love cross stitch. It is so relaxing to do in the evening while my DH watches TV. The pincushions are just lovely!

Loraine said...

Hi Faye. What darling little pincushions. Thanks for your generosity.

Why do I love cross stitch? Well, it's relaxing, it's inspiring, and sew darn fun! (LOL!)
I'm so glad my mom taught me how to make those little x's over 30 years ago. My whole life is represented in stitches.

Flowers said...

I love the 2 little pillows! And scissors! So festive! I did a great deal of cross stitch when I was younger and just out of college. Then after I got married and had my son, I quit stitching, always thinking I would do it again when my child was older. Well, now he is 24 and I have started up again!! ha I cannot believe it's taken me this long, but I enjoy it so much! I've made some cute ornaments and I've started following blogs. Maybe I'll start my own blog one day! The stitching is so relaxing and when I look at my finished items they seem like little friends! I know that sounds strange, but I've really enjoyed my renewed interest in cross stitch. Your work is lovely and you are so kind to have these giveaways! Thanks! Frances
fnelson1@comcast.net

Carla said...

I love cross stitch because each piece I create is totally different. I don't like repetition! Love your pinkeeps!
cjherron54@yahoo.com

stormybrew57 said...

Hi Faye, My name is Beth and I love reading your blog. We seem to like the same patterns. Thanks so much for a valentine giveaway.I love X-stitch for so many reasons. My mom and I spent the last few years of her life stitching together. I still remember how she loved to start something new and pick out her floss and fabric. I started reading blogs when she died and it is so nice to know there are people like me out there. Happy Valentines Day, Beth N. (stormybrew57@aol.com)

Beth said...

Faye, as is no surprise, those pincushions are just darling.

Also not surprising is that I have a different take on why I love cross stitch. I, do, love it for most of the reasons that have been given, but they are not why I started cross stitching. I am a left brain seriously tilted person who admires creativity, but felt totally inept in all the areas I was looking at. Now, someone showed me a way to create while counting! Glory Be how wonderful that was for me! Now I can create - whooo hooo!

~*Shar*~ said...

What a great giveaway; I love cross stitch for a few reasons; first, no matter how bad of a day I've had I can sit in my chair and stitch and just "escape" from reality for a while and I love to stitch things for my mom; she appriciates everything I stitch for her and of course I LOVE to shop for stash!! :)


Hugs, Shar

requilt said...

Your cushions are so pretty - what a wonderful giveaway. I love cross stitch because it has been such a peaceful time for me for so many years - I truly enjoy getting lost in another world while I am stitching.

robindefender said...

Beautiful pillows. I love stitching because it relaxes me, and the finished pieces are so beautiful. In a day of chaos and sometimes even ugliness, I can look forward to something simple and orderly and beautiful in my stitching!

Kathleen said...

Cross stitch warms and nourishes me heart & soul...
on my own it is a creative escape, gathered among friends it provides fun & fellowship.
There is joy in the giving, being humbled in the receiving, and pride in the accomplishment of finishing!
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your lovely valentine giveaway :)

Christine said...

Hi Faye,

I love cross stitch because it is the perfect way to unwind - something I get to do just for myself after I finish taking care of my family. It's a great way to relax and have something to show for it when you are done. PLUS - I feel like I'm making something that is from my heart, that can be enjoyed years after I'm gone.

Thanks for a great giveaway - just beautiful!!

Have a great week!!

Christine

Alf N Stitches said...

I love cross stitch because it allows me to be me and I can leave the world behind for awhile. What cute sweet prizes!

Deborah said...

I love cross stitch because it takes all the stress away. A day without cross stitch is not a good day for me. What a wonderful giveaway.

valerie said...

What a great giveaway Faye! I love cross stitch because it's therapeutic and stress relieving (usually). My mom taught me and I am so thankful. I enjoy it so much and have met quite a few people due to this being my hobby. Thanks for the chance.

Judy said...

Faye I have a love for cross stitching because the of the world wide common ground it gives. Where ever you look you see beautifully crafted, often primitive, designs. They show a richness in design and history that can not be found elsewhere.

Karen said...

very pretty pin cushions. I love cross stitch because it is very much a stress reliever for me and it just keeps me sane (as sane as it can, bwahahaha). Also love it because it has brought new wonderful friends to me who share the same passion of stitching.

Meadows08 said...

I love cross stitch for the therapeutic creative outlet it is for me. The world I found online has only made this better! I love the fact that my hubby knows that and appreciates that. I love revelling in every stitch of progress and every finish.

April Mechelle said...

I love everything you stitch up. These are so cute !!! please enter me in your diveway.. Happy Stitching!!

Terry punto e a croce!!! said...

Sono giĆ  una tua sostenitrice e partecipo al tuo giveaway
Teresa

Denise said...

Faye - your pillows are adorable!

Why...it gives you a place to escape, cross stitch calms me, you have something to show for your efforts, and the people...stitchers are by and far the nicest group of people you will ever meet!

Barb said...

Why I love those little "kisses" hmmm let me count the ways!
The days are not just counted in endless minutes they are counted in flying hours, with this hobby we all love so much.
We stitchers share a common bond and friendships are forged with the needle and thread that mean so much. Cross stitching rocks!!
Love those little cushions and thankyou so much for a chance to win them Faye.
Happy Valentines Day!

Sylvia said...

Oh cross stitch, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways... linens, beautiful linens - solid, vintage, high count, low count... floss, in all the colors of the rainbow - shiny, smooth, sliky.. a feast for the eyes. Then there are the patterns, large, small, bright or muted, simple or intricate.... I love them all.

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

Faye, as usual your work is superb. Congratulations.
hmmm, Why I Love Cross Stitch? Well, I'm told I was born with a 28 petite in my right hand and a piece of Zweigart in my left hand and by the age of 2 I had stitched some pretty wacky designs to my dress. The picture is hilarious, and black and white. In all honesty, I have to say that an inner joy floods over me when I am stitching, and that is every aspect of each and every project I have stitched. I take at least one piece of stitching EVERYWHERE we go and it is accepted and expected that this will happen.
My family has always allowed me the time and always appreciated the outcome. My stitching is everywhere in our home and in the homes of many, all around the world. This is one art which has such a common thread within so many wonderful individuals that it would really be a hardship to miss out on this act.
Cheers to all of the wonderful people who hold a needle with pride and joy...

FIONA said...

What beautiful cushions Faye! I love Cross Stitch because ..........

Counting
Rows
Of
Stitches
Simply

Serves
To
Inspire
To
Create
Heirlooms

SIMPLE REALLY!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter and thanks for always inspiring us all on to wonderful creative adventures! xx

Bonnie said...

I love stitching because it allows me to relax and keep my hands busy. I am not a person that can just sit idle. I love all the beautiful heirlooms that I can create and share with my family and friends.
I would love a chance to win your lovely giveaway.

Siobhan said...

What a great giveaway! Let's see. I suppose the most important reason why I love stitching is because it relaxes me, keeps me sane, and the end result decorates my house. Okay, more than one reason--but there it is. ;)

LyndaB said...

When I first learned to stitch, I was about a million months pregnant, and badly needed something to keep myself calm and force me to stop fidgeting. lol. Over the years, it's been my friend..sometimes the one and only thing that stays done once it gets done. It's let me provide gifts when times are too tight to buy gifts, created traditions... it was years after starting that I became interested in the history of the thing, and seeing my pieces as potential heirlooms. 30 years in, I am still learning and have a list of 'ooh I want to do that' so long I'll have to live until I'm 300 to finish them all. I guess the short form of what I'm saying is that cross stitch is multifaceted enough to give a person whatever they need at whatever stage of life they're in.

lfeb@ma.rr.com

Joanie said...

Thanks for the great giveaway, Faye! What a great theme!

I began stitching because I wanted to have a wedding sampler. I found a pattern in Better Homes and Gardens, I stitched it and I fell in love! The sampler still hangs in our bedroom. I made SO many mistakes and the framer (who was a cross stitcher herself) actually corrected many of the long thread carry overs on the back of the piece!

I love cross stitch because it gives me a creative outlet and allows me to be with my family. My other artistic passions (painting and drawing) are really solitary activities.
I love watching the design unfold on my fabric. I relax with the repetitive motion of needle and thread into the fabric. Like LyndaB, in the beginning I stitched gifts and made holiday decorations. Then I fell in love with the history of samplers. Over the years, my tastes have changed but my love and passion for cross stitch hasn't.

I have enough stash to stitch for eternity and I hope that when I get to Heaven, my stash will be waiting for me!

Tatkis said...

Wow, what a beauty!
I'm cross stitch addicted for many years :)
It gives me calm and feeling of creation - best feeling in the world :)

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Vanessa said...

How sweet! Love the one on the left!

Carol said...

What a sweet give-away, Faye! I'd love to be included. I'll admit it: "I'm addicted to cross stitch!" I think, for me, coming from a house full of men, it gives me something that is just for me and it has bonded me with other women. It relaxes me, soothes me, inspires me, and just makes me smile :)

Thanks for the chance, Faye, and Happy Valentine's Day to you!

~ Lisa ~ said...

Why I love cross stitch - it is my therapy and keeps my hands busy and out of the snack bowl! Thanks for the opportunity to win these - they are lovely!

Sheila said...

There are many reasons why I love cross stitch- I have met so many wonderful people thru it,and it keeps my hands busy and relaxes you. Also I get to showcase all of it that I keep in my home. I love the little pillows and would love an opportunity in the drawing.

Mary said...

The little cushions are so cute and I'd love to be included in the giveaway.

Stitching of any kind is my therapy!! It's so relaxing and comforting.

Hazel said...

I love cross stitching because I love to touch fabric and threads and feel what I am creating. I love all the people I have met through it as well and the lovely gifts I have recieved and given as well. I love your giveaway. Please enter me. xxx

Jodie said...

Well.....I LOVE cross stitching because it's the ultimate form of stress relief! When I'm doing it, the rest of the world kind of melts away. Except of course when the cross stitching itself becomes stressful haha! And I love the beautiful designs and variety! Love your finishes, please enter me!

Cindy's Stitching said...

They are so pretty. I love cross stitch because it is very relaxing for me. I enjoy seeing a piece come together. I get great satisfaction know I made something myself. Hand made things are the best.

BrendaS said...

Your Valentine pillows are so pretty:)) I love cross stitch because it keeps my hands busy and is a great stress reducer. I can also make beautiful things for my home. I'm not very creative and this gives me a chance to do that.

Thanks for a very nice giveaway!

Ellen said...

Beautiful pincushions!

I love cross stitching because there are so many beautiful designs out there that I want to capture. I love the variety of fabrics and threads. Through the stitching community, friendships develop and flourish.

Hugs,

Shannon said...

I love cross stitching because it is relaxing and fun! I love being able to play with different fabrics and threads. I also love to be able to make pretty little things for the people I love! Also because of cross stitch, I have been able to make some wonderful friends.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Very sweet finishes Faye, smalls are always sooo much fun, yes? I'd love to enter too! My fav thing about stitching is the blissful peace and isolation it provides from our ever-maddening world ~ there! ~ now you all know ~ lol:)

Giovanna said...

I love stitching because it's very soothing, and I enjoy using natural fibres like cotton and linen. The pincushions are just lovely, well done!

Kathy said...

I love cross stitch for a variety of reasons. The main one being that it relaxing me helps reduce stress. There have been periods of my life where stitching more or less saved my sanity. I only hope and pray that I will be stitching for many, many years. :)

Kathy

natalyK said...

I would love a chance at your wonderful giveaway. I love everything about cross stitch! I love that is eases the mind. I love the feel and color of threads and fabric. I enjoy creating heirlooms that will be around longer than I can imagine. I also love that it has connected me to many like-minded individuals who enjoy it as much as I do.

Diana said...

I love cross stitch because it is so relaxing and I can do it while I am watching TV or riding in the car. There are always new designs to inspire me. It is something I really look forward to.

Michelle said...

Oh what sweet Valentine's pieces!!! And how generous for you to include them in a giveaway! I love cross-stitch for so many reasons, it's like meditation for me - a chance to listen to my thoughts and work through things. It's a way that I can challenge myself to learn new things - trying new stitches, attempting larger and more intricate pieces. It's a way to make friends - it got me to join a guild. And it's my art - I love to see my finished pieces in my home. Such a sense of accomplishment!

I hope you'll share why you love it!

D@isy said...

Nice touch.
Please add my name to draw.

Happy day

Anne said...

Hello Faye! I would love to be entered into your Valentine's draw. Your finishing and stitching is just so beautiful. As to why I love cross stitching? Well, cross stitching is very relaxing for me. I like the process of creating something beautiful that I can give to my family and friends. The feel of the linen between my fingers is divine. The colours of the threads and the whoosh of the needle is a perfectly matched duet in creating a design. I love the time I spend on stitching because I can pray, think, muse about life and love. When I finally finish a project, it is a great sense of accomplishment. The thought process of how I want to finish a piece is a wonderful creative outlet for me. I love the thought of continuing the tradition of women stitching for her family and friends. It is an expression of herself that can be passed down to her daughters for generations.

I love cross stitching!!

Kim said...

These are lovely. I love Betty's designs! Thanks for the oppportunity to win them!I love cross stitch because it is therapeutic for me - very calming and I love to complete something!

selene said...

I love cross stitch,is because of the beautiful designs and the wonderful people you meet thru this craft.
There are always new designs to inspire me!!

primitivebettys said...

Lovely! Your finishes are just beautiful & you are so generous to offer the giveaway. Just so sweet! :)

I love cross stitch because it was the first craft I taught myself as a kid & and has been near & dear to my heart ever since! :)

Smiles,

Betty

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love to enter your beautiful giveaway - I cross-stitch because it is a great stress reliever!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

I love to cross stitch because it is fun and easy... and the end result is always pleasing! And because there are so many wonderful patterns out there that I have fallen in love with.

Thank you for the LOVEly giveaway!

Jo Ann said...

Why do I love cross stitch? IT KEEPS ME SANE !
I love an empty piece of fabric and then stitch by stitch a beauty appears. My love is Reproduction Samplers and I belong to several stitching groups. I would love to be entered in your give-away. What beauties they are. Thanks Jo Ann ( jaomma1@aol.com )

Sherry said...

How thoughtful of you to offer these beautiful pincushions. Cross Stitch is how I relax and unwind for the day.

Carol R said...

What a lovely giveaway! I love cross stitch because I can switch off from the world and become totally relaxed!

akaber9598 said...

Your pincushions are gorgous! Practical reason I love cross stitch: it's productive while I watch TV. Real reason: My teenage daughter recently said, "When you die, I get dibbs on all your hand-made stuff!" Can't ask for a better compliment from a 15 yo!

Lisa Russell said...

What a 'sweet' giveaway! I love cross stitching SO much, because when I was a poor college girl, the ladies in my church showed me how to cross stitch to make gifts for all of my young married friends who were having babies. I had one baby themed book by Leisure Arts, and made almost everything in it - giving them ALL away as beautifully framed gifts from the heart. Now 30 years later, I STILL love stitiching...and giving the gifts away to friends! xoxo, Lisa

Nicole said...

What a wonderful giveaway Faye!! I would love to win!! Let's see... what do I love about stitching. I guess the main reason it gives me a creative outlet and is a great stress reliever. Stitching is my meditation! :)

Fiona said...

What lovely little pin cushions. I love cross stitch because it provides me time out for myself. It helps to me to escape from the stresses of life and I have met so many wonderful friends that share my passion.

cottageprims said...

This are gorgeous! I'm a new stitcher so mine is still very primitive.I hope to grow into it more but for now am enjoying just doing simple accents.Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy
http://bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com/

Catherine said...

What a sweet give away! My love for cross-stitch, well, it just is.........

Berit said...

I love cross stitch because it is a wonderful and inclusive art! I feel like many people who have admired others who they feel have a gift for visual arts somewhat wistfully can get involved and make something wonderful that really satisfies.

There's nothing like enjoying the work of your hands, and I want more and more people to enjoy it!

Deep enough to enthrall you for a lifetime, yet enchants you in an instant with its "Hey, even I can do that! :D" Approachability!

Nan said...

What a sweet, generous soul you are. I can't really explain why I love to cross stitch. Something about it entertains me. I've tried numerous types of crafts, jewelry making, crochet, scrapbooking but cross stitch is what I always stick to. I think I like to buy the stash :0)

Susan in SC said...

I love cross stitching because it allows me to create beautiful things as I "jab" all my frustrations and worries out. I can feel my anxiety leave as I stitch.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Wow...love the little pillows and those designs are so cute - I am just getting back into cross-stitching after about 20 years. I overdosed on it making a baby quilt and haven't been inspired until lately to take it up again. There are so many wonderful designs now-a-days..and I am working on one of Primitive Betty's designs right now.
Please include me in the giveaway - thanks so much!

Lisa V said...

Hi Faye,
I love cross stitch soo much because I can lose myself in it. I love whiling away the time infront of the tv working on a piece, watching a wonderful design transform from little x's infront of my eyes. Great designers, great friends, great craft, what more could you ask for.
Hugs
LISA V

Myra said...

Faye, what a lovely giveaway. Your stitching is just gorgeous. I love cross stitch for many reasons but number one has to be for the online community I have discovered through my cross stitching. I have met so many wonderful people who love sharing their passion for this gentle art as much as I do. I love that it is so portable, very relaxing, and just gorgeous as well. Please toss my name in the proverbial hat. :o)

pj said...

Faye, how sweet of you to offer such darling Valentines. I know you love, love, love to stitch and so do I. It provides such calm relaxing hours for me and I have met the most wonderful friends thru needlework. There is always something new that tugs at my heart and wants to be stitched to bring joy to others. pjstitcher

rebecca said...

Such beautiful work Faye.
I love cross-stitching because first I taught my self so many years age. Also because it can be personnelized for gift giving. It keeps my hands and mind busy so I am not eating and it has most recently the ability to meet wonderful people online.

Patty C. said...

Wonderful Giveaway Faye - I love cross stitching for many reasons - It relaxes me, it is a creative outlet, And it is a way to create wonderful memories & traditions for my family -

And I have discovered it is a wonderful way bless others -

Have a great February !!!
Hugs,

Carolyn NC said...

It's so cool to be creating something whether you put your special touches to it or go straight by the pattern. Nothing quite like needlework!

Becky said...

What a special treat! That's one of the things I love about needlework... Mostly, though, I love cross-stitching because of the freedom it gives my mind, while I watch something appear and take shape out of seemingly nothing.

Teca said...

Lovely, giveaway! Please enter me. :)

Tanyusha said...

I love cross stitch so much because it is relax in my busy life. And I am successfull in it.

Friendship Crossing said...

Your pillows are very sweet Faye, as are you to offer them!
I love cross stitching because it brings like-minded souls together and also I love the whole process of it ~ choosing just the right fabric and flosses for the pattern chosen and seeing it come 'alive' as you stitch. Then choosing a certain type of finish when you're through creating it. There's just not enough time to create everything you want to, but that doesn't seem to stop us from buying the newest pattern, does it? LOL

Count me in! Thanks!
Tanya

Natalia said...

I love your two little pillows !!! They are great designs.
I LOVE Cross Stitch because it is my sanity away from my everyday stressful life, not to mention the fact that it has allowed me to make great friendships. It is just what I go to when everything else doesn't seem to work :-)

Sheryl said...

Why do I love cross stitching... there are so many answers to that query. I LOVE cross stitching because it is my calmness in this ever-changing sea we call life. When the storms threaten to overtake me, I can pick up my needle and thread, and all becomes right in my world (if only temporarily!)

H said...

Your stitching is beautiful. I love your pillows.
I love stitching because it allows be to escape if just for a few hours from the worries and problems of everyday life. I can immerse myself in fabrics, and patterns and colors. It is something we can give to ourselves.

Diane said...

I love starting with a plain piece of loosely-woven fabric and ordinary colored "thread" and watching beautiful things develop, one X at a time. It relaxes me and satisfies my creative side, even though the ideas are someone else's. :)

I would love to display your beautiful stitching in my home. Please include me in the drawing. Thank you!

Melody said...

Please enter me in your drawing. Beautiful pieces! Thanks so much.

Monessa said...

Beautiful gift! :)
http://monessa1.blogspot.com/

Brenda said...

Your little pillows are just lovely! The scissors are so cute too. Please enter my name in your draw.
I love cross stitch for lots of reasons but the main one would be just for the joy that it brings to my life. I have made wonderful friends because of our shared love of this craft. I also love the connection that I feel with the past and the stitchers of long ago. I just love to relax with my needle in hand and like most of us I love to collect patterns, threads and fabric!
Thanks for a chance to win.

Hunkidori said...

Love your prim pillows. I love cross stitching because it such a portable art, easy for an on the go project or just to work on while sitting at home. I often take it with me when I'm on vacation to do in the car or help me relax at the end of the day. Also there are so many wonderful designs and the possibilities for use are endless.

Thanks for posting a great five away opportunity!!

Doris

Gayle said...

I love cross stitch because it's done by hand - one stitch at a time. I can't do much of it anymore because of these darn eyes, so I would LOVE to have your beautiful work displayed in my home. What a generous giveaway!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Oh, you sweet thing, you! How can you stand to give away such pretties!? I love cross stitch because it not only relaxes me but allows to to feel like I am a creative person when really, I'm not. Cross stitch is easy, but the end results can be stunning and I feel like I've really done something artistic when I finish a project.

Kathy Ellen said...

I wish that I had seen your post about your lovely prim giveaways sooner! They are so special, and congratulations to the lucky person who receives them.

For me, stitching helps me to get in touch with the more peaceful side of myself. Although I wish that I were talented enough to design, I am not, so when I finish a piece of needlework, it makes me feel wonderful to think that I am still capable of creating something beautiful after all. I love the community of friends I have met who also share my passion for stitching and for the friendships I have made. I am thankful to my grandmother who first taught me to cross stitch when I was a little girl.

(Kathy @ http://www.astitchersheirlooms.blogspot.com)

Elisa said...

I love cross-stitch so much as it helps me to relax and it makes me feel proud when I have completed a project...no matter what size. But one of the best things is seeing peoples faces when they open up a stitched gift...cross-stitch helps to spread joy! Elisa xx paperfaerie@rocketmail.com

Theresa said...

I find that stitching is so relaxing after watching my 11 month old all day....it truly is one of the reason I love stitching so much.