Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Is it time again for a givaway and an update on stitching.

I have had a very busy summer with work and such, I have been  working on a Up For A Challenge 15, I started this pattern so long ago I have forgotten the time of year or the year for that matter this is a Judy Delvit it is from the Stitchers World March 2001, it is charted for cross stitch and needlepoint, I did use all DMC I am not sure of the fabric type, the count is 18.
I do not care for this fabric I think that is the reason it took me so long to finish I will post pictures of the standing doll in a future post.
I have also been to a Stitcher getaway I met so many ladies that were not at Bay Lake Camp last year many were first timers,  we had so much fun and lots of giggles, some of the ladies were knitters all I can say is WOW the things they were working on were amazing.  Some of the stitchers had projects that I would like to do someday but I need to retire first to make sure I have the time and the stash. We were  in the middle of Minnesota, the camp is on an island, you need to take a boat over to the Lodge, we arrived on thursday this is the first year for a thursday to sunday getaway.
We had so much fun, I look forward to next year.
 This is the table I was at, I had the best three roomys anyone could have we never fought for the bathroom or mirror time, thay were a stitch to room with.

 The lady on the right is the Halloween Queen she has her beautiful long nails painted for halloween all year. That is her Mother across from her there were more ladies at that table they were either taking walks or a nap we stayed up late every night.


These two were sisters and what  a hoot they were, I look forward to seeing them again.
I wanted to add more pictures but seem to have lost them I donot know where they are on my computer I even had the brains of the house look for me they are in there somewhere.
I would like to put all the names of everyone in the pictures but this is such a long post that I will add more pictures and names in another post.
Now for my givaway: I am giving this lovly chart to a lucky person all you have to do is be a follower and post in the comment section I will be adding a few more things to this givaway, I feel bad because I was going to have a givaway sooner but this summer has gotten away from me.
This is a Chessie & Me (No Star So Bright) the print year is 1998 with a stitch count of 75x105 the model is stitched on 32 count Stormy Skies linen using two strands of floss,
the chart is for Anchor threads which I am sure can be converted to DMC, it also calls for A Sampler Thread and two different Weeks  Threads.
This is really is a nice pattern the picture really does not do it justice.
I will add the Weeks and Sampler Threads with the givaway.
The givaway ends on sunday the 11th of September at 20:00
Good luck

Blessings to you all
Catherine


12 comments:

Catherine said...

Your retreat sounds and looks like great fun!! Your stitched piece looks adorable.

No need to throw my name in the hat for the chart - good luck to everyone else!

Mindi said...

Your retreat sounds like it was a blast! I'd love to be entered for a chance to win the cute Chessie & Me chart. I'm just now going back and falling in love with a lot of their charts.

Deborah said...

Looks like everyone had a great time at the retreat! I love Chessie and Me charts and would love a chance at winning this one. It's gorgeous.

Rebecca said...

So glad you had a wonderful summer. Retreats are always special. Glad you had a good time.
I would be honored to recieve your Chessie and Me chart. I love Chessie designs and have several but have never seen this one before. I just love the specialty stitches that Linda uses and of course Chessie too.

Chris said...

Wow! It looks like you guys had a wonderful time at the stitching retreat.
I would love the chance to win this sweet chart.
Thank you.

Pamela said...

Looks like you had a great time on your retreat! I would love to enter your giveaway! Love anything patriotic. Thanks!
Pam

Vonna said...

Catherine you are so generous...I'd love a shot at the chart.
But I want to say, I attended my first stitching retreat this summer and so I know you had to haVe a fabulous time! YAY!!!!

Ellen said...

Love the chart, thank you for the chance!

Hugs,

Hopblogger said...

(I hope google lets me post this comment).
The retreat was a great way for you to relax. Am glad that you had a good time!
I love your charts - so yes I want the opportunity to win!

Zsuzska said...

Dear Catherine!
Thank you for the giveaway!
I want to play, when you can. Greetings from Hungary:)
Zsuzska (Susan)
zsuzska72@freemail.hu

Patty C. said...

I have never gone to a "stitcher getaway" - I bet it was just wonderful - Sounds like fun !!!!

The chart looks too cute - My mom's b-day is July 4th - I bet that would work well as a gift - Count me in for the draw

Have a lovely day Catherine

Kathy Ellen said...

You must have thoroughly enjoyed a very specisl "stitchy" kind of a weekend with some other very special stitching gals. I can't think of any other way to spend a weekend that would be more relaxing and enjoyable!