Friday, October 5, 2012

A Fall Finish and BBD Giveaway!

I want to thank you all for your wonderful comments on my Mary Wigham finish.  
It was fun to share it with you, I feel like you were all on the ride with me along the way!

Since my last post, I have been WAY under the weather with a head cold that just seems to not go away.  But I did get to do some stitching on the days that the sniffles were not so bad!  
It is part of a sampler from PS Autumn Samplers, I had seen this one done this way on Edgar's blog and I thought it was just perfect for these autumn months.....
PS Autumn Sampler
32ct mocha linen w/dmc

I changed up the color for the pumpkins to make them a little more orange-y.

Then I worked on a repair job!  
You see, I gave this bookmark as a gift to my friend Lori last Christmas.....

I adapted this design from a Ewe&Eye&Friends pattern. 

Well.... her cute little doggie, Betsy.....

....seemed to think it was QUITE tasty!  lol!

So I did some mending with a new piece of perforated paper and voila!
Good as new, well almost!  :D 

And now for the Giveaway info I promised!!  
For reaching 100 followers, I decided to giveaway the new Blackbird Designs pattern, 
Feast of Friendship, with ALL of the 22 overdyed threads called for the pattern!  
And an extra treat or two :D
I really thought this was a perfect pattern to giveaway, 
because it has an autumn feel to it and feast of friendship says it best, 
I have really enjoyed meeting all of my blogging friends and being a part of the blogging community.  
I feel like part of a stitching club and find all of your work so inspiring.  
It is wonderful to get to know others with the same stitching passion that I have too.  

I will draw a winner on October 20th!
No special rules, except to be one of my followers and leave a comment on this post.

Thank you again for taking the time to visit!
Enjoy your weekend and happy stitching!!


Mii Stitch said...

I'd just like to leave a message on the repair you've done on the bookmark! You've done a fantastic job!! I can't believe it! Also your progress on the pumpkin design is lovely & the colours are great too ☺

Kris said...

I just recently found your blog, so I am a new follower. You do such lovely work. Clear Moon, Frost Soon is so cute! Honestly, I can't believe how great that repair job is on the bookmark. You did such a great job, it looks brand new!! I would love to be in the drawing for the BBD Chart! What a generous giveaway! :)

Vickie said...

I had to look twice at the bookmark. Good for you! Please count me in! And hooray on 101 followers. =)

Chris said...

Hey Krista! I hope that your head cold gets better soon. Ughhh! Is there anything worse?
I love your PS stitching, what a perfect design for this time of year. You did an amazing job on the repair. What a lovely gift for your friend.
Please enter me in your giveaway. Congratulatio s on your 100 followers. It has been great to get to know you.
I hope that you have a great weekend. Get some rest. Have the leaves peaked yet?

Giovanna said...

What a cute PS finish, and how wonderfully clever of you to repair the bookmark - wow!
I'd love to be included in your draw, please - thanks for the opportunity. I am on your follower list. Congrats on reaching 100.
I hope you'll be feeling better soon.

~*Sharee*~ said...

Oh my, I would have had a Great repair job hun...what a generous give a way...please enter me..and Congrats on your 100 followers..

Hugs, Shar

Denise said...

Your repair job was awesome, great job!!! Congratulations on 100 followers - this is a spectacular give away and I would love to stitch it. Please enter me in.
Happy Stitching

Edwina said...

Congratulations!!! What a great give away. I love the Fall season and this is perfect for the season. Your repair is perfect.

Erica said...

WOW! That's a great bit of mending there! Came out perfectly!

It is so generous of you to offer such a giveaway!
Please include me! I'd just love to win!

pj said...

Krista, I love this new Blackbird design and agree with you that it is the perfect time of year for this one! I would love to own it...and I also thought of stitching that PS design. How creative to just take it from a larger design and stitch it up! Cute! Edgar does have some great ideas for smalls. Wow! You did a fantastic job on that repair of perf. paper! Your friend is lucky it was able to make it to the repair shop. :) Happy fall to you and thanks for the giveaway. Pj in iowa

debra said...

I am a new follower, just found you a bit ago looking for something else. What a great giveaway- i am a big fan of bbd thanks for the opportunity!

Catherine said...

I do hope to are feeling better! Colds are not any fun.
Your PS piece looks wonderful ~ I do remember seeing Edgar's as well. And your repair job ~ wow! If you hadn't have said anything and just showed us the pic, I never would have known. I am sure it is hard to stay mad at a cute face like Betsy's!
Congrats on your followers and yes, I would love a chance to have this beautiful piece to stitch. You are right, it is perfect for fall and friendships!

Paulab said...

Krista, I enjoy visiting your blog. I love how you are comfortable with adapting from a chart and creating your own. I love fall and the fall colors
are so beautiful! Your PS piece is a fun piece! Hope you are feeling better,
colds can drag on forever! The new BBD design caught my eye right away! Thank you for allowing a chance to win it! It would be a fun way of celebrating
Happy Autumn!

Pamela said...

Love your PS Autumn Sampler; the pumpkins are adorable.
Just found your blog and would love to enter for the BBD chart. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. Oh, I am a new follower. Thank you for the chance.

Marilyn said...

Your Autumn Sampler is pretty.
Congrats on 100!!!!!
I am a follower, please enter my name.

Teresa S. said...

I'm already a follower/mostly lurker :
Wonderful giveaway, please enter me!

Brigitte said...

Your PS piece looks fantastic. I had also seen it on Edgar's blog and thought what a great idea it was to stitch just a part of the bigger sampler.
Congratulations on more than 100 followers. And hopefully your headcold will soon go away and you'll feel better then.
(Don't count me in, I always get trouble with customs)

Siobhán said...

Your PS finish is adorable!! Great job! I love their designs--they do such great autumnal and Christmas designs.

Betsy is a cutie pie--I don't think anybody could be mad at that sweet little face! I'm glad you were able to fix the bookmark.

Great giveaway! I'm a follower. :)

Carol said...

I love anything PS related and this is no exception, Krista! And how wonderful that you were able to salvage Lori's bookmark--her little dog obviously has great taste!!

I'd love to enter your generous giveaway--I've been a follower for a while. Hope you'll stop by my blog when you get a chance, too :)

Margaret said...

Your PS finish is just exquisite! I really really love it! I'm going to have to make sure I have the chart in my stash -- pretty sure I do. Love how you fixed up your friend's bookmark too. Very nice!

Now for your giveaway! Wow. You are so generous! I'd love to be entered for a chance. Don't you love BBD? I do!

Anonymous said...

Love your PS finish! Glad you were able to repair your friend's bookmark! Hope your head cold goes away soon!

Robin in Virginia

Kathy L. said...

I just found your blog. Love your finish on Mary! I would love to win the new BBD pattern! Thank you for the chance.
I will love following your blog!


Mary said...

Krista, I have wanted to stitch that very PS Autumn Sampler for years! Yours looks great! I'm now motivated more than every to get a start on it. There's something so classic about the older PS designs, I never lose my affection for them.

What fun - a giveaway! Please include my name in your drawing. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Carolyn said...

Ohhh I'm loving your PS finish and am in awe of the repair job on the bookmark! Fantastic! You can't even tell it was "dinner" for a doggie. LOL I'm also loving your Mary finish. Oh my....

I LOVE anything BBD. They are my all time favorite. Well, okay, up there with PS, and WTNT, and....well you know. LOL I would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway. I'm a follower (congratulations on reaching 100!), and enjoy your blog.

Happy Fall!

Babs said...

Greatjob mending. Doggies can make life interesting. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Carolyn @ The Baseball Stitcher said...

The dog is so adorable! Hard to get upset at her with a sweet face like that. :) And, my dog would've done the same thing if she could get her little paws on it. You did an amazing repair!

Just found your blog and looking forward to reading more! You have the same name as my daughter, too. :) I'm stitching her a stocking... (maybe take a look at my blog and tell me if you think the "t" and the "a" are too far apart. I just can't decide! LOL)

And thanks for the chance to win! What a very nice giveaway!

Melissa said...

I love your PS Autumn Sampler. The thread change looks great too :)

I can't believe the dog!! But the repaired bookmark looks good!

Lynn said...

Beautiful work on your Autumn small! It's a great stitch for fall. Wow, you did an amazing job repairing that bookmark! I wouldn't know where to begin.
Congrats on reaching 100 followers. I would love to join in the celebration and be entered into your giveaway. Please include me and thanks for the generous offer.

Dona said...

I've always loved the PS Autumn design. It's a great fall stitch! Glad you could repair Betsy's damage!

What a great gift to share in celebrating your 100 followers mark. I would love be to enter into the giveaway

Joysze said...

Congrats on 100 followers, Krista!!! :D If you don't mind, I'm going to pass on the giveaway, but I wanted to leave you a congratulatory comment. :)

YIKES!!!! It's a good thing Betsy is cute!! LOL. Great repair job on the bookmark. :D

Leez506 said...

What a beautiful gift! I would love to stitch this wonderful Blackbird design!

Parsley said...

I came by to visit and find you are having a kind giveaway. Please enter me.

The pumpkin piece is just too cute. I can see why you chose it.

Mindi said...

Your repair work was awesome! You can barely see the replacement paper. Love the PS piece you stitched up, and congratulations on 100 followers. I'd love a chance to enter the drawing, the chart is on my wish list!

Ellen said...

Just found your blog! Love your stitchings especially Mary Wigham, she is gorgeous!

Wonderful giveaway, sure would love to join! Thank you for this chance!


Lois said...

Congrats on reaching 100 followers Krista! I'd love to be entered into the draw!

Love your PS stitching, they always seem to come up with the nicest designs to reflect each season. Glad you were able to fix the bookmark - naughty pup!!!

klmvangard said...

Hi Krista, I just found your blog today and am so impressed with your stitching (and repair work!). I've happily become a follower and look forward to many more, interesting and inspiring posts.

Thank you so much for offering such a nice giveaway to your followers (yay for hitting the 100 mark!). I love BBD and would love to be in your drawing. :)

Karen H.