Here's the lot; the rolaframes are hiding in the back. (I got the 6" sidebars and the two shortest links of rollers.)
Praiseworthy Stitches' Simple Gifts: Love (I really agonized over which one of this series to get; in the end I just went for the first. I love how the "2008" looks, but of course it won't be 2008 when I get around to stitching it. Thanks, which is just coming out also looks really excellent.), Jardin Privé's Gentleman Quaker (Figured I'd better get it, since it's imported and all. I like this guy better than the gal; he's a total Mr. Darcy.), and Prairie Schooler's Fox And Grapes (Have been drooling over this since Edgar worked it for an exchange--and of course those F&G scissors of last Wednesday!! I can't have those, so this will have to do!) Really, you can definitely see Edgar's influence all over this section; I have fallen for Quakers but hard. I'm planning to do it on a darker linen, and will probably also tweak the colour of the house...but to what? :)
Blue Ribbon Designs' Christmas Sentiments Vol. 3. (Or, Owls = YES.)
That Mill Hill kit is the last of its series that I have yet to stitch; I got going on them earlier this year and finished my first (the "French Horn") in the same hour that Michael Jackson died. I thought about including a dedication to him on the back...but then I remembered that I didn't want to become an Elvis-style devotee. I've always been such an MJ fan; his Off the Wall album is the best/my favorite. Well, so, I ordered for this one AGES ago from my LNS, but it was backordered and then they forgot to tell me when it came in, so it is my good luck to have seen it when I went in on Saturday. :D
Here are the 2 flosses I picked up at LNS along with Holiday Harmony Harp: GAST Antique Rose (was running low) and Apple Cider (because I always fondle it, and I do so love mulled ciders. Yummm) The pic shows the floor because I was wanting "variety", and also to admire how nice my new bedspread looks with our wood floors (I've always wanted wood floors, and though we will enter our fourth year here in December, I've wanted them all my life and still haven't gotten over them. :D)
Here's a pic of Beneath the Sunlit Sky. Almost done now, and just getting fussy over the details. I decided I didn't like the way the date was charted and so remade it. And...I loved the Cider so much that I talked myself into thinking it would look good there. Well...Not so much, I think. Also, it's one pixel (stitch) too high, so It'll have to come out. I'm more or less planning to re-stitch it in Chamomile as called for. How obedient I am!
Or--Brainstorm--should I send the frogs to the roof and make the roof be Cider??? Maybe then "2009" will not be so standoutish and lonely--and I could keep that rich colour. I'd love your two cents, Reader--Is Cider a Keeper or a Clasher in this piece?
Now, then, for all those who have fought the good fight I'd like to offer you a Small Don't-Blink-or-You'll-Miss-It GIVEAWAY!
Thinking upon it, I've come to the conclusion that it is actually the smallest giveaway I've ever happened across...and I do take a perverse pleasure in that. :P Perhaps we ought to call it a party favor. But only for one of you. (Was there a Mrs. Scrooge? No? Well...)
Why am I so happy to be giving such a meager item: Because it is the price but not the gift that is insignificant!!
To the Lucky Entrant your choice of the newly released "Sew Winter"
...And there may be *more*, as well! Carol is just starting out releasing her beautiful designs at large, and the first 3 (Sew Red, Sew Blue, and Sew Autumn--scroll down past Sew Noel to view them) were free (and still are with a purchase). So, if the lucky winner does not have these, well, let me know and I can request that Carol send them along with your "favor". :) Sew Autumn and Sew Winter are of a set, and so are have corresponding dimensions, fyi.
So, How to Enter: Simply leave a comment on this post.
When you win: I'll give Carol your email addy: the prize arrives right in your inbox ready to fly from your printer to your stitchy fingers. (If your blog doesn't have your email, please give it to me.)
Requirements: None save having an email (blog not required) at which to receive this digital print-it-yourself pattern. You do not need to blog this to qualify, though I certainly wouldn't mind meeting some new people, so if you feel like spreading the word by all means please do. :)
Entry Deadline: Midnight on the States' Thanksgiving Day (up through the very last minute of Thursday, 26 November 2009 Eastern Standard Time).
I hope everyone will be having a wonderful and blessed (and short Work)week. Let's look forward to Thanksgiving and starting the Christmas Season off right. :D
With hopes that this Season will bring you more "favor" than I ever could, I remain