Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Finishes & giveaway winners announced

I've got just a few finishes to share with you all today!
(and the winners of giveaway packages are at the end of the post).

First up I'd love to share with you my finish of Jeanette Douglass' "Take Time for Friends" piece. I LOVED working on this piece. So much that I'm going to start Once Upon a Tree when I get the fabric I ordered. I just love all her neat little stitches and the way it all stitches up. This didn't take me long at all to complete. On 32 ct linen using the thread pack:

Next up I did up a bunch of ornaments and items for a friends fundraiser. The basket included some homemade Christmas cards I made and other sweet goodies (Including a framed picture of one of my BFs amazing frost photographs). The basket brought in $70 which made me happy! These are all the ornaments I finished up for it:

In other news... the piece that I donated to JDRF (juvenile diabetes research foundation), my Cheryls Bouquet that won ribbons this past year in competition brought in $275!!! I am so pleased with that. :) And now it hangs in some strangers home. A bit odd, lol, but I'm so happy I gave it away. (but kept the ribbons of course)

And the reason you're all here... to see if you won!
As I said in my previous post, everyone got entries for doing specific things. How I do it is that for each entry you get a number, then I just go to a random number generator online and it picks my winners.
They are:
1) Mindi
2) Nancy (little bit of stitching)
3) Linda (Blu)

If each of you can please contact me (or answer the email I sent you) and let me know some of your likes, ie: butterflies, dragons, hearts, turtles, religious, beaches etc. Whatever it is you like to stitch the most and I am going to put together packages that are unique for each person (and hopefully to their taste!).

Later this week: I'm got exciting news for later this week. I've got a dragons page finish! But I didn't want to overload this post... so I'm saving it for a few days from now. So be sure to come back and check it out, I'm over the halfway point in the dragons piece now!


Blu Stitcher said...

Woo Hoo !!!!, I can't believe I won. Thank You so much.

Vicky L said...

Your finishes are great! "Take Time for Friends" is beautiful. I love it. Congrats to the winners

Denise SA said...

Take time for friends is a lovely piece.Congratulations on your fund raising

Meari said...

Your friends piece turned out great, Mel. Cute ornies. Wow, very cool that Cheryl's Bouquet brought in so much money! That's awesome.

Congrats to the winners.

Emily in NC said...

So glad both your donations got good bids, hope they are happy in their new homes. Congrats on the ribbons again and to the winners of the giveaway.

Deborah said...

Congrats to the winners! Your Jeanette Douglas piece is gorgeous.

Shelleen said...

Congrats on the finish and to your winners.

Katrien said...

Your Jeanet Douglas is just gorgeous!
Congrats to the winners :)

LisaG said...

Totally love your Jeanette Douglas piece & your ornaments are lovely too. Well done to the giveaway winners.

Ruth said...

Congratulations on your successful fundraising! And also on such lovely stitching. :)

Anne Sans Tete said...

Congrats to the winners!

Take Time for Friends is lovely! I really like the colors in it.

- Lisa N. in Cambodia

Anonymous said...

Love the finish and the ornaments.


Veronica said...

Beautiful finishes! I especially love Take Time for Friends. Thinking of stitching this for a friend too.


Bekca said...

I love all of your beautiful ornament finishes Mel, they're perfect.
Congrats to the winners!

Maureen said...

Lovely finishes - the colours in Take time for Friends are really smart.

Lyn said...

Your finishes look wonderful. Congrats on the bid going so high on your project.

Congratulations to the winners as well, all three of them!

Pumpkin said...

How wonderful Mel! Good for you :o) That must make you feel very good.

Congrats to the winners!

Robin said...

Congrats to the winners! Love your Jeannette Douglas finish. She always uses the nicest fibers.