Saturday, August 11, 2012

Finish!


I am having trouble with Blogger again. It seems that when I leave a comment on other blogs, it disappears within a matter of minutes. I noticed this on several blogs I left comments on recently then began to watch all of them more closely as I commented. Each one, same thing. Now you see my comment - poof - now you don't! A disappearing act that I wish would disappear! Is anyone else having this problem? Either way, I want my readers to know that I do read your blogs and I do comment!

I have fallen back in love with my stash. I decided to clean out a lot of older patterns that had been sitting in there for who knows how long. During the process of choosing what goes and what stays, I discovered quite a few that I knew I had but had forgotten why I liked them so much when I first bought them. Suddenly I remembered and it was like having all new stash again!

And now on to a picture showing Liberty by Hands to Work. It was a quick piece to finish and a fun one to work on. I had a blast with the color changes. I just picked colors I liked out of my threads and as for how I used them -- no special rhyme or reason. Just whatever I wanted, whenever I decided. The word "liberty" was stitched over one but since I use Aida, I chose to do it in backstitch.

I decided to have a giveaway for this chart now that I am done with it and hopefully someone else will enjoy working on it as much as I did. No rules, no gimmicks. Just leave me a comment on this post by midnight August 20, 2012 telling me you would like to be entered and I will have DH draw a name to be announced on August 22, 2012. Make sure I will be able to get in touch with you by email (either a link or your email address in the comment) in case you are the winner. Otherwise, I will draw another name.

Coin toss time. Heads, I make a new start. Tails, I work on a WIP for awhile. The coin tossed into the air and showed Tails when it landed. No complaints. I have wanted to work on Mother's Tree again. This will be such a special piece when finished! Who knows? Maybe I will do both!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart.

18 comments:

CalamityJr said...

What a great finish - I love the colors you chose!

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish! Your commenting problems -- I've had you in the spam comments once or twice, but I'm pretty sure most of the time, they don't go in there. And if they do, I usually notice eventually and correct the problem. :D I've never seen this before -- so strange!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your finish and please enter my name in your giveaway. Thanks!

Maggee said...

I would love to win that chart--never seen it done before yours,and it really caught my eye! I was going to get out my wish list till I read further on your post!! Thanks for sharing--but I hope that I win!! Hugs!

Gabi said...

Beautiful finish. Congrats.
Never heard about a problem with commenting before and wasn't even aware of the spam folder. Thanks to Margaret I checked my spam folder and found there several comments that most surely weren't spam. So weird.

AmyJo said...

Such a beautiful finish ! I would love a chance to stitch this chart

marly said...

LOL!!!! Rediscovering items is fun isn't it? What really got me is that I love your finish, then remembered that I either have it somewhere, or had it and gave it away! No need to include me since I have/had it already!!

Sylvia said...

Your finish is darling, and I really like the way it came out. I just got done sorting my stash and boy, there is sooo much I want to stitch. Despite that, I would love to have a chance to win this chart!

Solstitches said...

What a lovely finish. I've not seen this design before and would love to enter the draw for the chart.
Margaret

Sherry :o) said...

Nice finish. And the cherries look absolutely delicious!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful finish Sherry! Thanks so much for a chance at the chart give-away...I love alphabets!
Maureen
mgw070 @ shaw.ca

Penny said...

What a lovely finish! And that is definitely a strange problem with the disappearing comments. I love your way of deciding whether to start something new or work on a WIP. :) I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

lynda said...

Love your finish...the colors are so bright and cheerful! I would love a chance to win this design...thanks!

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely little finish. And it's very special what you were doing with the colours. Looks great.
I know this feeling when going through my old stash. I do it at the beginning of the year in order to decide what I will stitch the year to come. And it's always like discovering long lost treasures. I love that.

stitchinpeanut said...

Lovely finish... please enter me into this giveaway. Thank you for having this giveaway.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wonderful finish, Sherry! Would love a chance at that sweet chart.

Jeanne said...

Please toss my name in the hat! It's a lovely little sampler - looks great. Don't forget to come by my blog and enter my giveaway this week too!

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