Tuesday, October 2, 2012

More Flames, WOCS, Halloween and Fifty Followers!

Hi everyone!

I have to admit, today didn't start so great. I woke up feeling horrible, so I went into work long enough to finish one project that had to be done today and then came home and crashed. After sleeping about five more hours, I was feeling good enough to go to my daughter's first grade show tonight. They were so cute!

I did a little bit of stitching on Flames of Desire tonight after we got home and put the kids to bed:
As of 10/2/12

I also decided on two new starts as part of my October goals! First, I signed up for the WOCS Tea Cup quilt and selected the May Lily of the Valley Teacup from The Vermillion Stitchery for my contribution. May is my birth month, as well as my son's birth month, so I thought it would be a great choice!
May Lily of the Valley Teacup by The Vermillion Stitchery
I'm going to put this in my rotation after Christmas Countdown to give time for my order of thread and fabric to be delivered. Because this isn't due until December, I may vary my rotation schedule a bit depending on how much I get done in a week. I usually work a WOCS piece until it's done, but I may do a week on this, a week in normal rotation, then a week back on this. We'll see!

I also decided that the Halloween piece I will start this month is My Witch's Brew by Nancy Turner from The Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. I won this piece a few weeks back and I think it will be a great first piece for my Halloween collection!
My Witch's Brew by Nancy Turner
I ordered fabric from Picture This Plus today! I saw this and fell in love with it! It's called Crystal Eek! What better fabric could there be for a Halloween piece!

Crystal EEK! From Picture This Plus
I decided that I'm going to do this in 16-count Aida and I can't wait for the fabric and threads to arrive!

Also, I'm so excited to announce I'm up to 50 followers! Yay!! In honor of this milestone, I'll be hosting my first giveaway! The winner will have their choice between a $20 gift certificate to either Heaven and Earth Designs or 1-2-3 Stitch!, winner's choice! The rules are simple. You must be a follower of this blog and must comment on this post to enter. If you post about this giveaway on your blog, you will get three more entries, and if you refer a friend and they list you as their referral, you will get an additional entry each! The giveaway will be open until October 12th, and I'll have my daughter draw the winner on October 13th! Thank you to all of you followers, I really appreciate you coming along for the ride!

Until next time!


  1. I really love the Halloween pattern and the fabric is gorgeous! Congratulations on reaching 50 followers!! :)

    I would love to be entered in your drawing. I'm already a follower...and am headed over to post your giveaway on my sidebar now. Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. I really enjoy following your blog and hooray for reaching the 50 person milestone! I hope mine reaches it eventually :). Please enter me in your drawing and thanks for the opportunity.

  3. I would love to be part of the draw! Well done on getting to 50 :)

    I just love the Halloween pattern - so cute!

  4. Hope you're feeling a bit better! Flame is coming along nicely now & I love the Lily of the Valley design!!! Like a breath of fresh air ☺ Congrats on reaching 50 followers!!! I'd like to be entered for the draw. If it creates troubles with me being based in UK, then no worries ☺

  5. Congrats on 50 followers! Thanks for the contest! Can't wait to see your Halloween piece on that fabric. It's going to look amazing!

  6. Please count me in your great giveaway and congratulations to you on achieving/acquiring 50 followers.

    I will also post about your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog:

  7. P.S.I love your Halloween piece - such a lovely design.

  8. Thanks for posting the Lily of the valley link - I skipped over there and downloaded the series to date. I'd love to be entered in the draw (I'm in the UK).

  9. Flames of Desire is looking wonderful! I love those orange colors. I stitched the Vermillion February Violets teacup for my grandma. It was full of quarter-stitches so I wished I had done it on 28 ct over 2 instead of 14 ct Aida. Your PTP fabric looks perfect for that Halloween design!

    1. Ohh, good call on the quarter stitches! I'm going to get some 28 ct! Thanks for that!

  10. congratulations on reaching 50 followers - and of course i would love more stitchy stash so definately enter me in to win - will post your giveaway on my blog - i love that lily of the valley piece, adorable! and great fabric too - hugs and stitches, Amanda

  11. Oh, I forgot to mention that I would love to be entered in your giveaway drawing, too! I also mentioned it on my blog today.

  12. Congrats! I love your blog. The Halloween piece is awesome! I'll have to get it as Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love PTP fabrics. I'm fortunate to live about 40 minutes from them. I love visiting. They have a pretty big selection of already dyed fabric for sale. I got the Sleepy Hollow Glendon Place pattern and purchased all the materials from them. Now, I just need to get started on it. :)

  13. Congrats on the 50 followers! I need you to email me your address so I can send you the penguin.

    1. Jan, that's so sweet! I'll send you a message now!

  14. Congrats on 50 followers! I am a follower and would love to be entered into your drawing.

    Love your stitching!

  15. Mmmm, PTP fabric! I got mine from the July sale not long ago and I'm already wanting to make another order. Haha!

    Could you enter me in your giveaway as well? :) I mentioned it on my blog as well... hope that gets you some more followers!


  16. Congratulations on getting followers =)
    I will announce your give away when I post my next entry =)
    The fabbi you picked looks wonderful, it's perfect for Halloween =)

    (I hope you count me in even though I am following via my google account as Johanna ;-) )

  17. I am now a follower, congrats on 51 now with me.
    I came over from http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.ie

    Will also post on my blog about your giveaway.


  18. Congrats on the 50 followers! Please enter me into your lovely generous giveaway. I'm a follower already so your blog is in my reader but I actually saw the Giveaway on Rahenna's blog first so give her an extra chance!!

  19. I don't know how I missed this post!?!

    Congratulations on your 50+ followers! Wouldn't it be funny if I won your giveaway after you won mine? tee hee

    I will definitely post on my sidebar.


  20. That fabric is just gorgeous!

    Congrats on hitting 50 followers!

  21. I have just found your blog and have become a follower. Your halloween piece will be great. Would love to win your give a way.
    Congrats on hitting 50 followers.

  22. Your blog worth more and mora than 50 followers.
    Nice to meet you.
    Now I go to take an other look around.
    Kisses from Italia.

  23. Wow! Just found your blog from knitknit!

    I love all your current WIPs and your rotation! I'd love to enter your giveaway!
    Happy Stitching!

  24. I'm a follower and would love to be entered in the drawing. I love the fabric, I may have to purchase a piece. :) Your stitching looks great.

  25. Congrats on 50 followers. I just blogged about your giveaway on my blog. Thanks for the chance:)

  26. Love the fabby and your Halloween piece. Congrats on 50 folllers and I'd love to be entered.

  27. Congrats on meeting the 50 follower mark! Please enter me in your giveaway!

  28. I love that fabric! Love those Teacups also...one of these days I may stitch them up too.

  29. Congrats on 50 followers and good work! I'd like to be entered as well though I am in the UK so I don't know if that will cause difficulties. I've linked to you on my blog.

  30. I'd absolutely love to be entered into your giveaway. Congrats on your 50 followers! That's fantastic :D

  31. Hi! I'm a new follower YEY!

    I have the same Halloween chart by Victorian Motto Shoppe to complete too :) So cute isn't it!!! Love it.

    I'd love to entered in your giveaway as well please!