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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A start, a gift and my giveaway~~~

Greetings everyone and Happy New Year almost!!!
Where did Christmas go to??? Blew right by and soon we will be writing 2012 on our checks...wow.
Honestly, the older I get, the faster time flys by...Mom always said it would, and she was right~

On the starts front...I FINALLY got in my CCN January Cottages chart....And, I promptly sat down and started it....Not to be different, but the DMC 598 was a little bit bright for me and since I hope to convert these charts to silks anyway, I took this opportunity to select a more toned down shade of a tealish turquoise as my main color... Once I am done, I will list my conversion....right now its a "selection in progress" ....
40 ct Exemplar Lakeside
Stitching these individually....

Next, I would love to show off a darling gift I just received in the mail....
From dear Tricia of Hillcrest Home Prims... She loved my little pin pillow I had sent her and sent me a thank you with this prim plain mitten enclosed....It is adorable Tricia and I will proudly display it with my winter prims collection....

AND, I want everyone to know that in January I will be hosting a giveaway!!!
I should have had a 600 follower giveaway....And, with the holidays, I put it off...
So, soon I will be announcing a giveaway...Will more than likely be a handmade goodie rather than stash...So....stay tuned~~
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Well, it is a super rainy day here in the Carolinas....Lots to do this week as school will be resuming next week....This is the time of the year when you ask yourself, why did I put up so many decorations???!

The house has emptied out....both the boys had to head back out to their places...
House is kinda quiet..
I will end things here with a funny pic of poor Julius (Adam's dog..) in what I think is an
X-Box coma.....I'll let you decide!!!


Happy Tuesday....Hope its a good one!~~~

Faye

45 comments:

MoonBeam said...

How exciting...a New Year's giveaway. Really look forward to seeing what you come up with. I finally officially signed up as a follower, even though I am a steady one.

Still no Cottage pattern for me. LNS said their supplier was now on backorder. Guess I'll start in the spring, but I'll get to see everyone else's great ideas before rushing into something.

Love all your little pillows and things! Cute little mitten gift to go with your other prims.

Happy New Year. Hope you can adjust to the quiet time...that happens!

Bobbi

Margaret said...

lol -- I love the pic of the pup! So funny! Nice CCN start! Nice present too! Happy New Year!

Nancy said...

Your cottage looks like a pretty start, and the mitten gift is adorable! What a cute picture of the dog!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

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bisous mon amie

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love the pic of the pup!

Mouse said...

oooo nice start ... I've got my fabric just waiting for the chart :) and lovely gift you received .. goes nicely with your others and wow 600 followers .... and just love the photo of the furbaby :) love mouse xxxx

Denise said...

That poor pup - he looks just like my son every night after he's been playing for WAY too long!

Happy New Year! And Christmas does seem to have flown by.

EvalinaMaria said...

Congrats on the new start and nice gifts. Your pup... what the hell he listening to? A lullaby?

May the 2012 be the best year ever!

Siobhan said...

I love your start! I'm sure your changes will look great. Nice gift--lucky you! :)

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Faye, I am so HAPPY you loved the mitten.I LOVE my pin pillow you made me but getting to know you is the best gift of all!

Blessings and Hugs,
Tricia XO

Fiona said...

Nice start, the pic of the x-box dog made me smile. We've also had a very wet and windy Christmas. Back to school on the 9th for us, GREAT.

Shirlee said...

Faye ... What a cute mitten, & I love the color you chose for the Cottages! Yep, our mothers were right with that time flying by comment of theirs : ) It's been a super rainy day here in central Kentucky too. I wish it were snow! Blessings, Shirlee

Karen said...

Hope y'all had a great holiday! That pup is just too cute!

happy stitching....

Chris said...

Lovely new start Faye! I am looking forward to seeing it finished and how your colors come out.
Happy New Year and Congratulations on 600+ followers.

Shelleen said...

Great start. What a cute pic of the dog.

Catherine said...

Oh my gosh! My little guy and his friend just got the biggest kick out of the pic of the dog!!

Beth Pearce said...

Can't wait to see how your Cottages progress. And yes, time will continue to speed up - it just keeps on going faster. Sorry.

Sherry :o) said...

love the pic of Julius! How funny...hope you get lots of stitching time in before you return to school!

Myra said...

Those mommas are always right aren't they Faye?! Love the pic of Julius - what a cool dog. Looks like you got another lovely gift and a great new start too. :o)

mainely stitching said...

Love your toned-down color palette!

Peggy Lee said...

Love the mitten.
WOW...600 followers. That sounds like a very good reason for a giveaway. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Joy said...

Happy New Year Faye!! As usual, I am loving your finishes!! Please let me know about the pattern for the pouches...never too soon to think about next Christmas! I look forward to seeing your giveaway treat! Blessings!!

Veronica said...

Great start on your CCN January Cottage. What a lovely gift you've received. LOL! That picture of Julius cracked me up. Hope you have a wonderful new stitchy year.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Michelle said...

Love the cottage especially with the new colour. The mitten is lovely x

Elena - Gatti e Crocette said...

Hello, I just discovered your blog and I love it!
Your works are really beautiful, congrats for all!
I love primitive style too!!!
I'll came back soon!
Hugs, Elena

Giovanna said...

Very cute start, and lovely gift from Tricia!

The Scarlett House said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Faye. Love the photo of poor Julius.

Lynn said...

A giveaway would be a great way to start the New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. My boys have all returned home now and I find the house a little too quiet! Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

Chelle said...

Hi Faye,

I have been following along and was wondering which fabric you are using for your cottage and whether the pattern is in the Just Cross Stitch magazine, which I just began receiving three months ago. If so, which issue?

How do you decide on the fabric choice and which threads to use? I have been blindly following the kits I have bought over the last 25 or 30 years and, now that I have found your site, I realize that I don't have to follow a kit anymore! Wow, what a concept! Not sure what to do with that kind of freedom.

Feel free to email me with answers if you don't want to post them up - CNewton724@gmail.com.

I was really hopeful about going to the Gathering of Embroiderers in Williamsburg in February, but my best friend's breast cancer has spread all over her lungs and now it looks like I will be unable to attend. I am sad about this for so many reasons, because I was so looking forward to meeting some other stitchers. I think one of your readers, Robin(?), had emailed me to tell me about it.

Love the start to your little cottage. Beautiful work.

Hugs,
Chelle

Penny said...

Your January Cottage start is tempting me to think about this series. :)
What a sweet gift!
Cute picture of Julius. :)

nathalie-poppy said...

Hi Faye !!!
What a cute mitten !!!!!!!!
I love it !!!!!!!!!
I plan to do some for ... next Christmas !!!LOL !!!!
I also love the CCN pattern !!!
The dog seems happy listening to music ... who was he listening to ???
LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Blessings
Nat

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great new beginnings! The faster they pass, the more I've learned, and put up fewer decorations. Enjoy the rest of your time off!

Deb said...

Love the picture of the pup! He seems quite comfortable. I like Charlene above, think that less is more with the decorating. Seems that by the time I get all of it up, it's time to take it back down again!!

Gabi said...

Your January house looks great. I'm really curious about your color choices.
Your pup looks adorable.
Wishing you a Happy New Year

Kathy said...

Love the picture of the pup! Nice start on the cottages and I love your color choices. The cottages keep tempting me. Love all your smalls and the prim mitten is just too cute.
Happy New Year!

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

I wanted to stop by and take a moment to wish you and yours a very Happy and Healthy New Year!! hugs!!

flutterbygone's said...

Just found you through another stitcher's blog! I too am in the Carolina's!!!! :)

Anne said...

Love the picture of the dog!! That little mitten is super darling!! Great start too!!
Merry Christmas Faye and Happy New Year!!

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nathalie-poppy said...

Dear Faye,
Happy New Year to you and your family !!!
May 2012 brings you health and happiness!!!!
Have a nice New Year's Eve !!!!!!!!
hugs
Nat

Nicole said...

Happy New Year Faye!! Hope to see you soon! :)

Laura said...

LOL! Love the picture of the dog and the earphones! Hope you have a blessed new year! Happy stitching,

Laura

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

what a lovely blog. I have become your newest follower. happy new year
x catherine

Kathy Ellen said...

Happy New Year to you, Faye! Your puppy is just adorable, especially dressed up in his little Santa Suit.

Aren't you the lucky girl, receiving all of those sweet little pillows and mittens.

What fun......a January giveaway! I will be looking forward to the details!

Esprit de Chat said...

Trop drêle le chien ,j'adore. Amicalement Esprit de chat.