Monday, August 31, 2009

Thank you to everyone who participated in my giveaway. I asked DH to choose a number between 1 & 31 (the number of people who left a comment) and he chose #25. Ivory Spring is the winner!

There will be another opportunity to win some of these wonderful Cosmo Marble Threads and a few other goodies, as I will be holding another giveaway to celebrate the start of my new B.O.M. "Sweet Nostalgia". More details will come in a few days so please check back later.

In the meantime, here is a sneak peak at October's block.

Chat with you later.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

We've been having some pretty severe weather here this past week, but fortunately the tornados that went through southern Ontario missed us.

I've been busy trying to get the files for the September block of "Sweet Nostalgia" ready to go, but not being too proficient on the computer it's been a bit frustrating. I think I've got the .pdf file ready, now I just have to figure out how to get it on or linked to my blog for you to download.

Between battles with the computer, I redid the border around the center block of my Vintage Tiles quilt. I was so anxious to get it finished, I didn't listen to the little voice inside my head that told me it was too heavy, and it nagged at me until I changed it.

It was a bit of work but I think it was worth it. What do you think? Better?

There's still a week left to enter my giveaway of those lucious Cosmo Marble Threads, so if you're interested leave a comment on the previous post.

Bye for now.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

"Sweet Nostalgia" Sneak Peak & Giveaway

It's hard to believe we're into August already! We've had a very wet summer so far, not that I'm complaining, more time to stay indoors and stitch. lol The Cosmo embroidery threads, so generously provided for this project by Nireko of The Lecien Corporation , have been a dream to work with.
The color range is fantastic and the threads look and feel so silky. Even stitching on a 200 thread count cotton, there has been no fraying and breaking of threads!

"Sweet Nostalgia" is a free stitchery BOM that will begin here on September 15, 2009, with a new block being posted on the 15th of each month, give or take a few days, until August 15, 2010, at which time the finishing instructions will also be provided. More details will be available in September.
Here is a sneak peak of September's block.

Are you intrigued? I hope you will join me on this adventure.

Now it's time for the giveaway. If you would like to play all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by 12:00 p.m. on August 30, 2009, after which time my assistant(DH) will draw the name of the lucky winner. Here's what the lucky winner will receive.

The Cosmo Marble threads are a luscious variegated thread that is wonderful to work with. Each card contains 15 meters of 6 stranded cotton embroidery floss. I would again like to thank Nireko of The Lecien Corp. for so generously providing the threads.

I just recently discovered the Clover embroidery hoop, and I love it! The outer hoop has a screw cover so the threads don't get tangled on the screw.

Hope to hear from you. Bye for now.