Saturday, November 30, 2013

Giveaway Winner and Suggestions Please!


First I will get right to the winner of the birthday giveaway. Thank you all for your wonderful comments and Birthday wishes. My birthday was on November 21'st and I had the baby all day, so I celebrated on Thanksgiving instead. I made stuffing, then let my husband cook and my daughter vacuumed and I sat in my sewing room and caught up on some projects.

I wish everyone could be winners and I wanted to do a freebie, but it seems time slips by lately and I have one week to get all the gifts ready and cards out, ugh.

I used the random generator and the lucky winner is #11, Jennifer768. Congratulations Jennifer, please send me your address so I can get your package ready to ship out this week. I will add some patterns and goodies to surprise you;)

I do have a lot of stash and plan on doing some cleaning so look for more giveaways in the coming year and I will do them by types of crafts so there will be something for everyone.

I have been working on a project for a swap and finally got it all together. It takes me a long time to think about what I want to do and then pick out the perfect fabrics and then change my mind and add new things, lol. I saw a photo and she had a raggedy doll, so hoping she likes this. My question is, should I just leave it alone or add more to the tree and pocket. This is a mug rug, a bit larger than I planned, so I guess it is a mat now. It looks more prim in person, I had to do a quick flash photo and the    wings are a speckled white. That I think needs some walnut to prim it up and maybe her stockings. I thought of adding bells on the tree, but it is to be used for tea and not sure if bumpy things are a good idea, lol. The pocket is for the silverware.

What do you think, is it ok as is? I still have to sew the binding to the back though. Not sure if you can see, but I did the applique in a black prim stitch. I forgot to outline stitch the tree, knew something was off;) Any suggestions are appreciated, my brain is getting off antibiotics, so I tend to be a bit daft.

The angle is a design by Cheri Saffiote, from one of her old books and the rest I just made up as I went along.

15 comments:

marie said...

I think it's fine as is. The person might not be as prim, if not they could darker it as they wish.

Glad your Thanksgiving was good and restful. We went to friends and I cooked our dinner today plus decorated the house----pooped.

Jacque. said...

Looks great, Debbie!

Dorothy said...

You can still stitch a running thread round the tree, if you want to just use some Perle thread and it will show up lovely.

Fiona said...

lovely... I like it as it is...
Hugz

Sharon Eshlaman said...

Looks like a keeper to me!

denise said...

cute! congrats to Jennifer!

Jacqueline said...

Cute as is..

Carol said...

She is just adorable as is...so sweet! Congrats to the winner!

moosecraft said...

The mat is so cute! I'm thinking maybe take white or cream thread and do a running stitch on the tree (to look like snow)? Maybe swirlies? No walnut stain though...

Chris said...

Congrats to your winner!
So glad that you had a relaxing Thanksgiving. That angel is sweet!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Congrats to the winner! As always...love your work!

jennifer768 said...

Wow,thanks so much!Such a lovely surprise to read that I had won your giveaway! I am glad that you had a great Thanksgiving. Love the mat the way you have it.I think that it is lovely.Thanks again!Christmas Blessings,Jen

Ardamus.com said...

Congratulation to the winner,,
I was joining too, but not lucky as the winner.
Maybe next time.

Regards,
Ardamus

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

Very cute! Both the child and the placemat! I think the placemat looks cute as is, but you could add a star or heart to the silverware pocket if you want something more...but you would have to take it off to do so! I like it as is! Very sweet of you!

quiltsbycheri said...

the raggedy angel mat is cute and what a good idea for a silverware pocket.....Nicholas is absolutely adoreable!