Friday, November 4, 2011

Beading, finish & GIVEAWAY!!!

After many trial and error moments in beading I think I finally found a type that I really understand. So far it's been the square stitch. This pattern is from Bead & Button magazine. I've changed the colours for Christmas. Its very time consuming So far it looks like this:

Further from that I've been working on some ornaments to donate to a friends charity event. Today in a few hours I finished this 2009 Just Nan pattern "over the top" tin. Here's the stitching (I am going to finish it this weekend):

Finally. Why you're all here. Lol.
A new giveaway. As always rules are:
1) you have to be a follower
2) You have to have an email address in your post or on your profile. If I pull your name and can't get your email within a few minutes then I will pull another.
3) post a comment to be entered on this post
4) if you post about this giveaway on your blog you get a bonus entry (just make a note in your comment that you did please!!)

The prizes:
There will be 3 packages. 2 stitchy ones. And 1 beading one. Once I have winners I will ask for likes, dislikes etc and customize the package for you!! :)

Finally, it's been a tough week. Especially with some stitchy stuff. But it's gotten better and I'm so glad to have my online community. You guys are great.
Good stitching!

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Anne Sans Tete said...

Looking good, Mel! I really like the look of the metallic thread on the tin top & the Christmas beads are coming along nicely.

Please enter me in the giveaway.


Lisa N. in Cambodia

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Oh wow - I love the new project you are working on, I can't imagine how hard it would be working with tiny beads - you have much more patience than I do!!
PS - I'm a fellow Calgarian! ;)

Blu Stitcher said...

Beading would be really cool to learn. I can't wait to see more.

I would love to be entered in your givaway.

I also put a note on my side bar

Denise SA said...

The beading looks great it is something I have always thought about doing.

Bekca said...

I love your Just Nan finish, so perfect. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway, my email is on my profile. Thank you so much!

laurawilson25 said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! It's just starting to get cold (for us) here in Texas.

Emily in NC said...

Wow that beading project looks really involved and the ornament is pretty. Please include me in the giveaway.

Nancy said...

Both projects look good. I haven't tried the beading yet. Not even on cross stitch. But that is something I plan on trying in the new year. Please enter me into your giveaway. I am a follower and have been for awhile. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Cindy said...

I love your beading. That is something I want to learn. I took a class in Peyote stitch but I seem to be too uncoordinated & it was hard. Maybe someday.
Please enter me in the giveaway.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thank you!

Shanda said...

How pretty!! I just started cross stitching and know nothing about beading. As I improve cross stitching I'll have to look into this beading :)

Pumpkin said...


Please enter me in your giveaway :o) I'm a Follower! Thanks Mel!

Deborah said...

WoW!! Wonderful as always!! Hope your weekend gets even better.

Would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks so much!!

Love and Hugs!!

LisaG said...

Excellent progress there Mel, look forward to seeing them turn into finishes :)

Linda said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I just found your blog and tried to become a follower, but it kept coming up error. I will try again tomorrow.


Mindi said...

I'm glad things are looking up for you, both projects are looking very nice. I love that you're doing some ornaments for charity.

Katrien said...

Mel, your Just Nan looks beautiful.
I'd love to be entered in your give-away.
My e-mail is princesje @ skynet . be

Nancy M said...

I love to bead....guess that's why I do so many MH things! The JN looks pretty. There stuff always have lots of details and I'm sure it will look awesome as a tin top. Love to get entered in your giveaway.

Kim Reid said...

Your Just Nan is beautiful, I'm just beginning to use beading in my cross-stitching, it's fun! I am a follower and would love to enter your giveaway :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Vicky L said...

Wow!Beautiful beading!

Please enter me in your giveaway.
vml421 at

Stitching Steff said...

lovely stitching & beading Mel...I'm still trying to work up the courage to add beading!! Please enter me in your giveaway!!

1billion2go said...

The beading is beautiful. I adore the 'Judgement' cross stitch. Dragons are great.

I would like to enter the giveaway.I am a follower and have posted a link on my blog.

Debbie said...

Your beading is beautiful! Love the colors.

Carm said...

Love the beads and metallic threads. Bling is my thing.
Would love to be your give-away!

Shelley said...

Your beading looks wonderful!!

I'd love to be entered into your drawing.

lesli said...

Beautiful beadwork! I'm new to your blog as a follower and would love to be entered in your contest.

I've also added a link to your blog/contest to my site.

My email is

I also have a contest running if you'd like to enter!

Thank you :)

Rahenna said...

That's a beautiful ornament! I love the colors.

I'm a new follower, I hope you don't mind me entering. :) My email is Thank you!

Grannystitches2010 said...

I am a follower and I would love to be part of yohr giveaway. Ypur finishes are great, keep up the great stitching.

Unknown said...

Some forms of beading can be quicker than cross stitching. I got a bead loom for Christmas and the patterns come up really fast.