Friday, July 27, 2012

New Stitcheries and Weekend Giveaway!

First of all, I want to thank all of you who helped to contribute to Kelley's fund for her friends. I am amazed at the generosity of those who helped in any way they can and it warms my heart to know that it will help a family who has been through so much. Not only did she reach her second goal, but it is still going up, the boys will be so surprised and it will take a little bit of the burden away from them as they make the transition of living without their mom.

I finally finished the next set of my stitcheries for my prim quilt group. We are using designs from Primitive Blessings and we are doing them in wools and stitchery, it is our choice and we redo them a bit to make them our own. I messed up a bit on these, but once I am done, I will use black stitching for the quilting and antique it, that hides most flaws;) The blocks are 6" with the sashing.

With the humidity and then rain, it is prime season for bugs. I found this guy on my screen tent, he makes a nice art piece.

And now for the giveaway contest. Yes, I am going to make you think and give me a funny;) There was a bird having a blast, taking a bath and chasing the others away, he thought it was his, but he left before I got back out with the camera. Once he was gone, the gang came back and had the bath all to themselves. Your job is to give me a funny saying for this photo or from one of the birds in the photo. The winner will win their choice of one of my epatterns or booklets. I will draw a name from the comments on this posting. The contest will run through sunday at midnight and I will announce the winner on my monday posting. You can choose my new one or if the winner would like, you can choose a new one that I am working on now. Hopefully I will be finished punching and have the pattern ready for monday.


Allie said...

So glad Kelley reached her goal, hon! Such a sad story. Your stitcheries look wonderful, Debbie! Ugh to the bug, we've had lots and lots of rain and the earwigs are quite happy...they give me the shivers. No way could they make good art.

I'm so tired after watching the opening ceremonies from the Olympics that my brain won't work..can't think of a thing for your darling picture! It's way past my bedtime!

cucki said...

hello deary, i love your beautiful piece so much..sweetttt
oh no bugs..we will have them soon when the rains will come..
nicee story..
my mind is thinking and saying..
the left bird is saying..
"ha ha ha very drink it..'
hugs cucki xx

Jacqueline said...

"Geesh, I didn't think he would ever leave."

I don't see any flaws in your blocks.. love the way it is turning out.

thanks for a chance at one of your patterns.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo.
How about, One bird saying to the other, "hey, there's a lady that is about to take a picture of your ass, oh! to late"

Nancy in MT said...

I like how your stitchery is coming along, I'll have to post my wool version.


Anna said...

Love your stitchery!! I am in love with combination works!

One birds asks the other..."do my feathers look to big in this photo???"

Sandi said...

"I can't believe you guys are drinking from that water, didn't you see who was taking a bath in it just as you arrived?"

Love watching birds when they bath and drink.

Kathy MacKie said...

The other's are saying-I wouldn't be caught dead in that swimsuit! thanks for the giveaway!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love your blocks!
I love watching birds too. They look like they are saying~ "You test it." "No you test it" and the last one is saying "it smells funny" Have a happy weekend!

Kris said...

Debbie - Your blocks are darling!!!

"Ok, now, this is how you do it - dunk your head like this and then throw your head back like her - the kinks in your back will miraculously go away. Now you try it!! :-)

Thanks for letting us know about Kelley's sweet charity moment!!

acorn hollow said...

Don't you smell that?ewwwe

Colleen said...

Okay, I think the birdie on the left is saying, "Hey lady with the camera.... a little PRIVACY puhlease!