Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rose, Cronus & Giveaway

Does it ever feel like life just never slows down to anyone else?
It seems sooo fast and busy to me these days. So I apologize that this is a bit later than I wanted it to be. But better now than never.

A few people asked about Cronus (our latest addition to the family, a Kingsnake hatchling). They wanted to know how big he will get. Likely he will be about 4-5 feet in length. And will of course get fatter than he is right now.

Cronus tried to eat my finger on the weekend. lol. We were handling him before feeding him for the first time and after about 10 minutes he decided he'd had enough and wanted food. Apparently I was the potential food. The good thing about the snakes when they are hatchlings is that they can't hurt you, more tickle you. (adult ones however can strike hard and break the skin and it really hurts I am told). But I think he's settling in okay so that is nice.

Stitching… well this past weekend was the Rose HAED SK SAL. So I pulled her out. I love her, big solid areas of colour something I am not used to getting to do. :)
Here she is so far:

And now for the giveaway…
It's a Halloween theme. My favourite season of the year! :)
I'd like to thank each and every one of you that has followed, commented and sent me emails etc in the last 150 posts. It's been a ride hasn't it!
Let's hope the next 150 posts have less issues and more fun.
As for followers, I can't believe that 182 people care about what I have to say. It still baffles me.
But I am so happy to share it all with you, and to follow your own blogs. I have made some fabulous friends via stitching blogging!.
So thank you, thank you.

This time around it's just one package as I wanted to make it a little sweeter.
So it's three spools of Krenik, two are #4, one is #8 braid. 30ct Linen. I love this purple linen, it's a cut of about 4" x 4" so great for a  Halloween ornament! And a brand new, unused pattern!

The rules are:
1) Leave a comment that you want to be included in the giveaway (make sure you leave your email if your profile doesn't have an email attached to it)
2) Have to be a follower to be eligible.
3) You'll get an extra entry if you re-post on your own blog, please comment and let me know you have reposted.

I will ship internationally. This giveaway will close in one week, at 5:00 MST on Monday, October 11 (Canadian Thanksgiving!!)
Good luck!

It's a long weekend this weekend coming up for me. It's Canadian Thanksgiving. I'm hoping there will be some time to get some stitching in. I also have my second Guild meeting tomorrow night, so some stitching time then too. I need to get back around to dragons and get on that last page of the row soon!
Thanks for visiting and commenting!


Jennifer said...

I wanna be entered :) jlinville2010@ymail.com

EvalinaMaria said...

I would love to be entered and I'm posting about your giveaway on my blog.
Can we see more pictures of Cronus? He looks so cute at his age, I do not think I wil care so much when he reaches my hight!
Your WIP looks lovely!

Meari said...

Well, it's a good thing Cronus isn't bigger, lol. It could've been your whole hand ;-)

Your stitching looks really good.

Yes, yes, include me in your drawing! I'll post about it on my blog.

Deborah said...

Your WIP is coming along nicely. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

qsnap lover said...

Cronus is cute how long will he live. Please enter me in your givaway I don't have any patterns by Vals stuff and purple is my fav color so I had to enter your contest. Rose HEAD is coming along really pretty.


angel parker said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing and could you share some more info on Canadian Thanksgiving? What are some of the traditions?

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I would love to be entered in your drawing and could you share some more info on Canadian Thanksgiving? What are some of the traditions?

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Suzanne said...

Congrats on all the posts! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I am a follower under Suzanne N. Fernandes, I also posted a note on my blog www.crossstitchersuzanne.blogspot.com and my email address is crossstitchersuzanne@gmail.com

Thanks and congrats!

htimcj said...

Somehow, I don't think I would want a snake nibbling on me :0 Glad it didn't hurt. I really like your Rose picture. So pretty.
I would love to be in your drawing. I will have to check to see if I am a follower and if not, promptly make myself one :)

Shelleen said...

Rose looks great. I love Halloween so please enter me and I am a follower.

Deborah said...

LOVE your Halloween giveaway!! I usually try to at least peak at Blogs, however, rarely get time to comment as of yet. Been drastic change trying to get used to Nursing Home life for Max!! Hope this all changes soon!!
Love and Hugs!!

Emily said...

Rose is looking really nice, love the colors.

her87monte said...

Hi.... thanx for this super giveaway.... please add my name to the drawing....


Gretchen said...

I would love to enterned in your giveaway. gvantass82@hotmail.com

Lisa V said...

Pls enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower and I have also mentioned you in my blog sidebar.

Vicki in CO said...

A snake?!! Acck!!!! I am petrified of them myself!!

Please enter me in your giveaway. Love the chart as well as the fabric!

Vicky L said...

Your Rose wip is coming along. I cant wait to see more.
Please enter me in your giveaway. Your blog is fun to read and I dont mind the snakes, lol.

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love a chance - please enter me, I have been following for some time :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

natalyK said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Blu said...

Rose looks great!
Please enter me in your giveaway. Longtime follower here.

Daffycat said...

Ooo. Ooo. Ooo! I love Val's Stuff and I don't have this chart! Enter me please!

Jen said...

Great stitching as ever, Mel. Please count me in on the draw.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Please include me.
I am a follower and have posted this giveaway on my blog.
Thank you.

Bekca said...

I know what you mean about a busy life, things just don't seem to slow down at all right now. You're WIP is looking great, I love the design. Please enter me in this giveaway, it's so sweet :)

Happy stitching.

Prairiemom said...

Ooh can I be entered for the draw please? I just added myself as a follower! I have only just started my own blog, but will blog about you!

I love "Rose", I am looking forward to starting my first HAED next year - Wolves Peak!

Steff (prairiemom)

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Pumpkin said...

Beautiful Mel!

Cool! PLEASE enter my name in your giveaway :o) I'm a follower! Congrats on your large fan base. LOL!

Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Silverlotus said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Please enter me. (I just signed up as a follower today. I was sure I was one, but something must have happened. I've noticed that I have mysteriously un-followed a lot of blogs lately. Weird.)

Your HAED piece is looking wonderful!

Lisa said...

you haed stitching is coming along lovely, I would love to be entered into your giveaway, I just love the purple fabric and the chart is so cute too, I am a follower, and will post a link on my blog
thank you for the chance to win

Lisa said...

forgot to say Cronus is lovely now, but I think I'd be less likely to want to stroke him when he's fully grown

Rene la Frog said...

I am so happy to hear the new baby is doing well and the bite didn't hurt. Believe me I know how much the bite from a adult hurts and is embarassing when it happens in front of a classroom of children.

Rose is looking real good.

Nancy Sue said...

Hello from Washington DC area. I am a new follower. Thank you for your generous giveaway of goodies! Happy Fall!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Robin said...

woohoo...what a cool giveaway. I've become a follower; I love to discover new blogs!
Please enter me in your giveaway.

Shannon said...

I would love to be entered. Your blog is great and I love your stitching.

Shannon in PA

Jodie said...

Rose looks wonderful- very vivid!

I'd love to be entered into your draw, and a Happy Thanksgiving to you, from a fellow Canadian :-)


Pike said...

Please enter me - I am a follower and I also posted about this in my sidebar.


Katrien said...

I'd love to be entered, thanks. I've posted about this on my blog.

Your stitching looks fantastic!

Babs said...

It's a wonderfull and a wonderfull giveawaY.

i'd love to enter.

Love, Babs