Thursday, July 21, 2011

Giveaway Reminder!

It is hot, sweltering hot, here in the Shenandoah.  The mercury hit over 100 today.  Whew! 

I was absolutely overwhelmed at all of the wonderful birthday and anniversary wishes!  What a lucky girl I am!  Thank you, thank you, thank you, dear blogging buddies!  You made my birthday that much more special! 

***My birthday giveaway is still underway.  So, if you have not entered, simply click here and enter!***

I received lots of goodies for my birthday but I have not had a chance to snap their pictures. I promise to share my new stash with you very soon!  However, there is one BIG gift that I cannot wait to open...
My family spoiled me for my birthday...they gave me the money to purchase my very own StitchMate needlework stand!  I have heard so many wonderful things about the StitchMate needlework stand I am hoping that it will allow me to stitch that much faster.  I am very excited and will be ordering my new stand very soon and promise to share all of the wonderful details. 

I would also like to share with you a SAL with my dear friend, Robin (no blog.)  We finished our Lizzie*Kate SAL and decided to embark on a Tree of Life Samplings SAL.  I am stitching "The Sparrow" and Robin is stitching Quaker Peace. 


I am enjoying the bright colors on the sampler...here is my progress so far...

Tree of Life Samplings - The Sparrow
32 ct. Vintage Cafe Mocha
DMC threads


I have lots of pictures to share from our anniversary trip to Williamsburg and I promise to post those soon!  Again, thanks for all of the well wishes and kind comments!

Valerie

15 comments:

valerie said...

Woohoo! You are going to love the StitchMate! How exciting...

Great start on your SAL!

Anonymous said...

Your SAL piece is looking good! Can't wait to see your new StitchMate Stand when you get it!

See you soon!

Robin

Margaret said...

Love your new SAL piece! So pretty! I bet you're excited about your stitchmate stand!

Catherine said...

I have heard wonderful things about that stand!! I'll be looking for your review - I may have to put one of these on my Christmas List!

Love your new start! Such a pretty piece!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your new SAL sampler is very pretty. I'm glad you were able to get the stitchmate stand you've been longing to own.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Great new project start! Can't wait to hear how you like your new stitching stand.

Carol said...

Happy Birthday and Annivrsary Valerie! (I'm so behind in blogging!) Can't wait to see your progress on The Sparrow.

Siobhan said...

Love your new SAL piece! It's such a pretty design.

Carol said...

"The Sparrow" is such a pretty piece, Valerie! Sounds like your family knew exactly what would make you smile for your birthday--enjoy that StitchMate :)

Nancy said...

Love The Sparrow! What a nice gift from your family, enjoy your new stand!

Gabi said...

That's a beautiful sampler.
Hope you had a wonderful birthday. The stitching stand sounds like a fantastic gift.

Suzanne said...

You will LOVE the Stitchmate!! It's AWESOME and you will wonder how you ever stitched without it! Can't wait to see your pics of Williamsburg. I'm with you on the heat - I'm OVER IT. I was coming from work yesterday in Portsmouth and my car thermometer said 107 outside. I hit the bridge and it actually came down to 101 coming across the Bay to Hampton. CRAZY!!!!

Karen said...

The StitchMate floor stand is awesome! I have one and use it ALL of the time. You're going to love it!

The Sparrow is really pretty and you've made a great start on it! :)

butterfly said...

Wow love your stitching, Tree of life Sampling- The Little Sparrow is lovely, my garden is always full of little Sparrows.

Suzanne said...

Very nice work on your SAL piece.