Sunday, July 22, 2012

WIPocalypse 7 & Giveaway!

Is July really almost over? I swear I live in a time warp where I loose days in each month! :)

I'm really quite late on my WIPocalypse update, forgive me, it will almost be time for another one when this one is up. However I did still want to share with you my main WIP for this little fun SAL. The cottages from Country Cottages. Now you saw April last time... and yes I did skip May and June for now, if only because I wanted to get started on my July conversion from US to Canadian colors/flag.
Here's where it's at right now with the first of the color changes. I have the flag drawn up so it will keep moving along soon (note: maple leafs are really a pain to stitch up with no half stitches!)

I also started and finished a little whimsical owl. This guy's pattern is from an old Just Cross Stitch Halloween edition magazine. He's going to be made into a little flat ornament eventually and put for sale on my store. The owl was a great joy to work on only about 2.5 hours to get him stitched up. A nice change and I really love his big eyes!
And last but not least I did put some stitches into my Holiday Delivery Mill Hill Kit that nearly became a UFO but is still a long-time WIP, I hope to finish it before it hits it's 1-year anniversary! Here it is now:

And now for the part everyone really wants to hear about...


I have de-stashed quite a bit lately and have been "shopping" in my own stash for little projects (like the owl above) to try and keep my purchases down (I'm unsure of if it is actually working or I just like to think it is I've still bought a lot of stuff...).
So I've got some "vintage" patterns (I don't think something should be called vintage until it is older than me, but others disagree) to giveaway. All of them are intact with all their information. I have some fabrics pieces that will go along with the package for the winners.
Once the winners are announced I'll ask them about what kind of patterns they like and try to send some from the huge stack of giveaway ones I have that suit their tastes. Package will include 4-5 patterns, some fabric and a few "extras". 
As per popular request I will have 2 winners as with most my other giveaways.

Rules are same as usual: 
1) You must be a follower of this blog to be entered.
2) You must comment on this post (and only this post counts!) and you will be entered.
3) If you repost this giveaway on your blog you will be entered for a second time.
4) If you tweet about this post then you get another entry!

Internationals are very welcome to enter! Draw close date will be Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
Winners will be chosen by a random number draw.
Good luck!!  :)

thank you for all your wonderful comments about my new job and the flood we had. Things appear to be all good at the house, though getting rid of the musty water smell is proving a bit challenging. And my new job is going very good. A big, big learning curve but I'm getting it and am fairly confident that I will be able to do it all once I know how. M.


wichitastitcher said...

Great stitching, I need to update my blog with my work but never seem to get around to it.
Please enter my name in your giveaway Paula Shelgren


Silverlotus said...

The owl is adorable! I think I might have to stitch it myself. ;)

Enter me in the draw, please. I'm a follower, and I shall tweet about it right now.

Shebafudge said...

I would love to be entered in the drawer please. I have been a follower for a while.

McKenna C. said...


Your stitching looks wonderful!

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I'm a follower btw. :)


I will post a link on my sidebar.

Emily in NC said...

The Mill Hill will be great when done, I love their stuff. Can't wait to see how you manage the maple leaves.

Please include me in your giveaway, you have such great ones.

Vicky L said...

Your stitching is beautiful.
Please enter me in my giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Your WIPs are lovely and your owl is cute.


Denise SA said...

Beautiful stitching I am still waiting for July's chart

htimcj said...

Great stitching!

Sea said...

Owls are one of my favourite animals. Has anyone done an "owl a month" , you know, Yule Owl, mid summer owl, etc? just wondering

Heli said...

Congrats on finishing that sweet little owl, what a cutie! And that Mill Hill kit is something I've been eyeing at 123stitch from time to time, nice to see WIP pics of it.

And please enter me in your giveaway. :)

And This Little Pig said...

Love the owl, so cute, the CCN Cottages are lovely, go on half stitch your maple leaves, and be thankful you are not trying to change to an Aussie flag :@

De-Stashing? Is there really such a thing :D

Giveaways are fun.

LiBBiE in Oz

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I am a follower and would so love to be entered into your contest.

Veronica said...

Can't wait to see the result of the changes you've made to July Cottage. Cute little owl. Pretty Mill Hill design too.


Wagapapa said...

The owl is so cute!
I'm an old follower and would like to be entered in your giveawayn and help you destashing :D
I have also posted it on my blog's sidebar:
Have a nice day :D

Ellen said...

Lovely stitching!

Would love to join your giveaway, thank you for the chance!