"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Today is a very cold and rainy October day.  I can hear the torrents of rain beating down on the roof.  Brrrrrr!
I can't seem to get warm, so donned one of my favorite warm knitted pair of slacks and a sweater, but still feel chilled to the bone.  Time to make a fresh pot of tea!

Yes, I am still lingering on finishing Jenny Bean, but I do have a good excuse for lagging behind.  I had a nasty illness last week and was on antibiotics.  I was just so exhausted and every time I picked up my needle to stitch, I would fall asleep and wake up still holding my needle!  It was a good effort, but needless to say, did not produce great results.  
This week I received this wonderful set of designs from June (http://www.butterfly-butterflywings.blogspot.com).   How kind of you, June to send them to me!  I can't wait to stitch one of them very soon!  These are such delightful French designs by Dany (http://dany88.canalblog.com)

With my spirits bolstered, I resolved to start "My Lovely Stitching Tools" mystery sampler, from the Gift of Stitching.  I am stitching this as a SAL, with Jo and Clare, which is already a lot of fun.  Not a lot of progress this week, but it is a start!

AND NOW, FOR THE REALLY BIG NEWS:  MY VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!
Giveaway Drawing on October 28th!
Since starting my stitching blog, I have received so many wonderful comments, and have made some very dear "blogger friends".  It is just so special to connect with all of you with the "threads" that connect each one of us to one another, intertwining our lives, our stories, our joys and sometimes our sorrows, all of which make up our own lives.

To Enter My Giveaway, Please:  
1.  Become a follower, (if you are not already one)
2. Share something about your love of stitching.
3. Please post about my giveaway on your blog, and write a comment to let me know too!


I am so excited about having my first giveaway, and I hope that it will be great fun, hearing from everyone!  On October 28th, the winner will be selected and I will post the name of the winner.  Good Luck Everyone!


It is such a joy to share with all of you. Your kind and thoughtful comments mean a lot to me.  Have a lovely, "stitchy" weekend!


Crossing in Stitches With You!
                                                      

119 comments:

  1. Oh, I've always loved Danybrod's designs -- lucky you to receive some! Your Jenny Bean is gorgeous too! Thanks for the giveaway -- you're so sweet to do it! (I'm already a follower of course. :D )

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  2. That cold weather is headed our way tomorrow. Guess I better dig out the sweaters! Your JB is so sweet! I think you're enabling me.

    June has sent you some lovely French designs. Should be fun to see them stitched up.

    Your giveaway looks amazing! It's such a generous thing to do and I'd love to be included. I started stitching as a means to release stress since I find it very calming, almost like meditation. I love seeing those little xs become a beautiful work of art!

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  3. I'm so sorry you were sick this week. I hope you are feeling better. Sometimes I feel cold from the inside out and just can't get warm. Jenny Bean is looking great. You have some super projects coming up. You have really come up with a fabulous first give away. I hope I can be eligible even though I don't have a blog. One of the things I love about stitching is the thrill of seeing the piece take shape and come to life with each stitch.

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  4. Hi Kathy, glad you like the charts.
    Your sampler is coming on so well.

    Sorry you have not been well hope you are feeling much better now.

    Would love to be in with a chance to win your beautiful give away.

    I really like stitching all kinds of different charts.

    Take care , home you are feeling a little warmer now.

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  5. http://iakoma.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-post_8938.html
    I would like to enter your GIVEAWAY!!
    Thanks

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  6. http://raznoe-interesnoe-poleznoe.blogspot.com/2011/07/blog-post_5426.html
    Я только учусь вышивать и шить, сейчас работаю над иконой с бисером, и мечтаю выиграть конфетку! спасибо за шанс!
    Обнимаю.Маришка!

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  7. Jenny Bean is so pretty. So sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, hope you are on the mend. What lovely French designs, that's the kind of mail I like to get. :)

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  8. Glad that you are feeling better. The Jenny Bean piece is beautiful. Can't wait to see the progress on the Gift of stitching piece. My grandma taught me to stitch when I was around 10 yrs old. I am sure it was to quite me down. I have loved it ever since. Thanks for having a wonderful giveaway.

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  9. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Lovely gifts from June.

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  10. just popped the kettle on again for you :) oooo love your jenny bean and what lovely charts butterfly sent you (bobbed over from hers ) have just become a follower :) my love of stitching stems from my mum and grandma who were both seamstresses and I made my first cross stitch picture for my mum many moons ago and have not stopped stitching since ... a day is not complete with out a stitch being placed in a piece :) .... will endeavour to remember to post about this when I do my update .... but would love to win it myself ... is that being selfish heheheheh ;) take care and hope you start to feel much better soon :) love mouse xxxx

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  11. So glad to hear you are better Kathy. I myself am feeling a twinge in the back of my throat :( It must be the change in weather. Luckily we have the sun out, albeit crisp and chilly! I love the patterns June sent to you! How sweet of her! Great progress on Jenny Bean! It's such a lovely piece. I was thinking of getting it myself sometime next year!!

    I would love to be entered in your giveaway. How lovely! As for my love of stitching, I love the feel of the threads going through the linens, and the building of a picture on my canvas. Stitching helps me unwind from the day and I am able to reflect on life and the joys it brings to me. I posted a link on the sidebar of my blog!

    Good luck to all!!

    Anne

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  12. I just LOVE the name of your blog. I'm now following you with google reader. :)

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  13. I've added a blurb about your giveaway to be posted on my next "Marvelous Monday" update. :)

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  14. Good luck on your first giveaway, and your SAL, its a gorgeous chart and I want to start on this one from the Gift of Stitching too.

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  15. hello dear, its me cucki..from south africa..i really love your blog and the lovely stitching..please count me in for the giveaway..
    thank you..
    hugs
    cucki xxx

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  16. Hello, I just found your blog. I have been browsing at your beautiful stitching. I too am doing a Jenny Bean, yours is turning out lovely. I also let my GOS subscription expire a few months ago and am now wishing I didn't. I think I would love that little Mystery. I have become a follower and would love to enter your giveaway. I always feel kind of bad becoming a follower just at giveaway time, but I guess that's the point of advertising though. I will post to my blog and I'll be stopping by often.

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  17. Great progress on the Sewing Tools sampler. I've posted a pic on my blog, I've started in the middle!
    Does Clare have a blog? I'd love to follow her too.
    Please enter me into your giveaway. I'm having a mini-competition too inspired by the WOCS cover gift booklet this month.

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  18. oooh, I forgot to share something! I love meeting new friends and Stitching Along with them xx

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  19. Hi Kathy, I have just discovered your lovely blog via Jo from Serendipitous Stitching's blog. I would love to join your giveaway - the prizes look amazing - and I have posted about your giveaway on my blog: http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com/

    I love stitching because I find it incredibly relaxing and it gives me an opportunity to create something beautiful.

    Jenny Bean is looking so good, lovely work.

    Hope that you get warm soon,

    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

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  20. Jenny Bean looks beautiful... Can't wait to see progress photos in the future.

    ((HUGS)) I hope you feel better soon. I have fallen asleep many time stitching and surprised to see the needle still in my hand when I wake. I hope this week brings you progress.

    I'm a new follower. I love to see progress photos of other peoples stitchings. Please enter me into your giveaway. To answer your question... I love to stitch because the art of it. It's amazing to see string form beautiful artwork to life.

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  21. Sorry to hear that you've been under the weather Kathy. What a nice package of goodies you received! I'm another one who is very fond of Danybrod's designs. What a nice giveaway! I'd love to be entered! I love to try and stitch a little bit each day, even if it's only for 10 mins, if I don't have a needle and thread in my hand at some point I really miss it!

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  22. I hate it when I'm sick and too sick to do handwork! Glad you are on the mend.

    I follow, and I'd love the chance to win this.

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  23. Hi KAthy I found your blog through Kaye and I must say it's lovely :), I'll be following you for sure to see your Jenny Bean finished, he is gorgeous by the way, I'm sorry you got sick this week I hope you're feeling better now :) And you're so nice with your giveaway it really is a cutie and I would love to have a chance on it if possible ;), the thing I love most on cross-stitching is the relaxing effect it has on me and seeing the progress take shape each time I add a new colour, is like a new picture is being created, although I already now how it's going to look in the end :) I'll mention you in my blog and feel free to come and visit me :)
    Thanks,
    Sara

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  24. OMGoodness, such a lovely & generous giveaway. Please enter me for a chance to win, I am a new follower. I am enjoying redaing through all of your older posts & seeing all the pics - I love your kitties! I have loved needlework since I was a child & started x-stitching back in the 80s..I enjoy seeing the picture unfold as you add the stitches.
    Smiles, DianeM

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  25. Hi Kathy!

    I'm a new follower and would like to be entered in your giveaway. I have posted it on my blog's sidebar: http://wagapapacreations.blogspot.com/

    I've been stitching since I was a teenager and now, because of work, I can only stitch one hour after having dinner, but I love cross stitch!

    Have a good day and happy stitching,

    Noemi (mimideusto@gmail.com)

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  26. I'd love to enter and I'm a follower, I will also post on my blog :-)

    citystitching.blospot.com

    Hannah x

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  27. Hi Kathy,i am a new follower:)Your Sampler is very pretty and i would like to enter to your amazing GIVAWAY.
    Antonina /Fl

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  28. hello dear,its me again, i posted about your giveaway on my blog too :)
    oops and i forgot to share my love of stitching..
    i can only say"my heart is fed by needle and thread'
    my life is in complete without my stitching..
    love for you
    hugs
    cucki xxx

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  29. I hope you are fully recovered from your illness, it's no fun being sick.

    I would love to be entered into your draw please, good luck to all who enter.

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  30. I'm a new follower and would love to enter your contest. I love cross stitch and am co-owner of a Yahoo group called World of Charity Stitching, where we make tote bags, walker bags, wheelchair bags, and beautiful quilts for children and senior citizens.
    Thanks.
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

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  31. I have posted about your giveaway on my blog.
    Thanks.
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

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  32. Your stitching is gorgeous :D I've just found your blog.

    I only found stitching a year ago but I find that the best thing I love is watching an image appear out of nothing. Seeing something appear under my hand beautifully designed.

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  33. Oops forgot to post my blog :D
    http://mangogirl-naughtscrossstitches.blogspot.com/

    I've advertised your giveaway on my blog too. :D

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  34. I've just found your blog and become a follower. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway please, and will post it on my blog sidebar.
    I love to create a picture with stitches , and look at it on the wall.

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  35. Hi Kathy - I think when I left my original comment, I forgot to say what I love about stitching! I love stitching becuase I find it very relaxing, it helps me get through the stresses of the working day and stops me from doing things like biting my nails. H x

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  36. Your Jenny Bean is looking lovely, hope you're feeling better.

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  37. Your Jenny Bean piece is so lovely, Kathy! I almost started that one last week but decided instead on an Autumn piece... and now of course JB is still calling to me! :) It's always a thrill to receive stash in the post and what lovely French goodies you received!

    I'm sorry to read you have been unwell and I hope your are feeling much better now!

    I started stitching 31 years ago when I was expecting my first son ~ and it was love at first stitch! Stitching is a wonderful stress reliever and never fails to bring me joy and peace and soothe my soul... "I cannot count my day complete ~'til needle, thread and fabric meet..." ~ Please do enter me in your wonderful giveaway ~ Blessings always in stitches...

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  38. Oh, what a wonderful giveaway! I am a follower and just posted about your giveaway on my blog. Something about my love of stitching? So hard to narrow down to just one, but my favorite thing is creating something from floss and fabric and a pattern, and then having it framed and being able to look at it every day.

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  39. Kathy, I hope you're feeling better. Your Jenny Bean is looking great. Please send some of your rain this way.

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  40. Hope you feel better soon. Oh, Danybrod designs are sweet. I'll be checking them out. Take care!

    Hugs,
    Veronica.

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  41. Kathy,

    Your stitching is beautiful!! What a lovely package!!
    Your giveaway looks wonderful!! I hope you are feeling better!

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  42. I am following and I love stitching because is is a great stress reducer for me!!
    I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway - Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  43. What a wonderful Give Away, I have become a follower and have posted on my blog.

    Stitching for me means relaxation at the end of a busy busy day and it is a time for me to be self indulgent whilst making things for others too, so I dont feel so guilty in my pleasures.

    Thank youf or the opportunity to enter this lovely generous give away.

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  44. Wonderful patterns you received - Such a kind gesture ;)

    And what an incredible Giveaway - Please do count me in - I am a follower & I will post on my blog !!
    I love so many things about stitching - it is taking such simple things (threads fabric, buttons...) and making beautiful finished works -
    It has allowed me to meet so many creative & wonderful bloggers &
    It gives me a positive way to spend

    Thank you for the fun - !! my time & share my interests with those around me!!!

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  45. Dear Kathy,
    I have just found your blog and became a follower.
    Cross stitching is a passion, you can read about it more on my site:
    www.judd25-keresztszemes.blogspot.com
    I have shared your giveaway on my blog.
    Hugs from Hungary,
    Jucus

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  46. Hi Kathy,
    I am glad that you are doing well. I think my favorite thing about stitching is the contact that it brings, with other stitchers, when you stitch a sampler, with the past. It is such a calming pasttime.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  47. So sorry you were sick, but glad you are on the mend! I love stitching because I love seeing the picture come alive on fabric!

    I will post a link to your blog/giveaway on my blog!

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  48. Haftuję od 4 lat, uwielbiam to, każdą wolną chwilę poświęcam na swoje hobby (chyba że siedzę przed komputerem i przeglądam robótkowe blogi:) Twoje słodycze są bardzo kuszące:)
    http://marinaduch.blogspot.com/

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  49. I like your blog it is amazing. I am a follower of your blog. Going over to post about your giveaway on my blog.

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  50. oops forgot to tell you about why I cross stitch.
    I love to see my stitching come to life and it is so relaxing. It is a craft that I can carry anywhere I go, I can watch tv, talk to friends and I love showing it off to family and friends.

    Thanks for adding me to your giveaway.

    apres1428@yahoo.com

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  51. Jenny Bean is looking lovely and I hope you have recovered from your illness. Your giveaway is lovely, I love stitching as a means of being creative with my limited spare time. I am a follower and will leave a comment about the giveaway on my blog. Happy (awake) stitching

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  52. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway, You are so generous!! I am a new follower and enjoyed my visit on your blog. I love stitching and creating timeless treasures!! I worked in our LNS until she closed. Now I just stitch.... Thanks again.
    Pat Matejcek
    p.matejcek@yahoo.com

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  53. Hello Kathy Ellen!
    I love cross stitching:) Soothe, inspire, the thoughts can soar.
    Thank you for giveaway, beautiful gifts!

    Greetings from Hungary

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  54. Your JB is looking great! I loved every minute I spent on stitching mine. Great goodies from June - isn't she sweet!!

    What a wonderful giveaway. I'd love to be included. I enjoy how stitching just melts the stress of the day away....it helps me keep my sanity!

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  55. I'm off to put this in the giveaway section of my sidebar!! Thanks again!

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  56. Kathy, I would love to enter your giveaway. I am glad that you are on the mend and feeling well enough to stitch and blog. Hugs, Nataly

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  57. Kathy, I would love to enter your giveaway. I am glad to hear you are feeling well enough to stitch and blog. Hugs

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  58. Hi Kathy...I would love to have a chance at winning the giveaway. I've become a member and posted on my own blog at www.fugue-chrisg.blogspot.com. Here's what I wrote:Hello, if you haven't checked Kathy's blog out, you should. Mostly because you really aught to see her work. She stitches beautifully and her up-close and personal pics of her work are a treat to view (no squinting of the eyes), but also because of her stash giveaway that she is offering. You've only got til the 28th of October to join in the fun so here is the blog link: http://astitchersheirlooms.blogspot.com/

    I have been stitching for about 30 years now and find it the only activity where my brain is not zooming around like a hamster (well, at least my hamster). I can stitch for hours and have been known to skip a meal or two for stitching. I hope to pass on this love to my two daughters and imagine us sitting around a table, drinking tea and stitching quietly (they are young so not very quiet at the time.)

    Kathy, you've a great eye for lovely work and enjoy the close-ups of the stitches. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

    Best regards,
    Christina - Miami, Florida - USA

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  59. What a generous giveaway!!!! I would love to be included in your giveaway.
    I have been stitching since my kids were small(both of my daughter stitch) and now my grandkids want me to teach them how - such joy that brings me. I will share this on my blog site.
    Happy Stitching
    Denise

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  60. Beautiful stitching! Love the gift that you received from June, too. I hope that you're feeling better now!

    I will pass on the very generous giveaway, but thank you for the opportunity! I've been very lucky lately and don't want to be a greedy gumlets. I will say that stitching, for me, started out as the thing that (unless I had to frog!) stayed finished--when dishes and dirty diapers and laundry and cooking always had to be done repeatedly--when I learned how to stitch when my twins were babies. Then it graduated to what helped me to decorate the house. Now it still does all of that but it is also the thing that keeps me sane, helps me to think out the problems of the day, and calms me down. Plus, through the internet, it's introduced me to some very wonderful people and for that I will be eternally grateful!

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  61. Thank you for this nice giveaway! Stitching is a real passion of mine - and stashing is too!
    I'm a follower and I post wour drawing on my blog.
    Greetings from hungary
    Erika

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  62. I am a new follower and look forward to reading more of your posts. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

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  63. I included your giveaway in my blog today:
    http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/10/flowers-and-things-that-spin.html

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  64. What a wonderful giveaway! I'm a new follower! I love stitching in the evening watching TV. I can enjoy time with my hubby and and enjoy my craft!

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  65. I am a new follower. I have always liked to keep my hands busy and I learned early to sew and crochet and I have been doing that and more since

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  66. I just found your blog and your beautiful stitching. I am a new follower. I love the stitching because it is so fun to watch a picture slowly appear. They always make me smile when I see the scene I have created.

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  67. Stitching is a means of relaxation for me. I have just recently gotten back into embroidery but my true love is counted cross stitch.

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  68. I am a new follower too. It is so nice to meet fellow stitchers. I am currently working on a cross stitch stocking for our newest grandson. It is such a wonderful hobby to have for the quiet moments of sitting and yet staying busy.

    Glad you are feeling better. There seems to be a lot of junk out there right now.

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  69. I'm your very newest follower (so far) and I'm enjoying exploring your blog...lovely. Sure hope that you are feeling much better now!

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  70. I love adding special embroidered sections to my quilts - just a little extra love!

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  71. I'm a new follower and really enjoying your blog. I have MS and on days when I can't walk stitching keeps me sane. I don't know what I'd do without it. Blessings

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  72. I'm sorry to hear you've been ill Kathy. I hope you are feeling much better now.

    I still love seeing your JB. It's such a gorgeous sampler.

    I won't enter your giveaway as I've been very lucky with winning lately:)

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  73. Your stitching is wonderful and I am hoping that you are feeling better now.

    My stitching has been my saving grace lately, it calms me and inspires me, both of which have been much needed lately....does that make sense? lol..anyway, i have thoroughly enjoyed creating small treasures and hopefully future heirlooms :D

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  74. I'm a new follower and really enjoying your blog.I like so much your works- will often come here .Giveaway is amaizing.I wish you all the best.

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  75. Hi Kathy. I've just found your blog and am now following and looking forward to more of your beautiful stitchery. I've been stitching for many, many years and find it very soothing and relaxing. Lately, I've been making x-stitch Santa tree ornaments. I also like to attach them to everyone's Christmas present. Thanks for your lovely giveaway, and I hope you are feeling better this week.

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  76. Good to hear you are improving, it can be real tough going when we are under the weather..I love to stitch too and have found it theraputic and a great distraction ..it has seen me through some hard days of my own and kept the ends from fraying, if you know what I mean:)
    Thanks for sharing the love.

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  77. I have put my name down to follow your blog, I'd hate to lose track of you.

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  78. I will be pleased to share the word too about your site..on my twitter page-poppyinpink. I love the quote on your heading, the words of that proverb I think guided me towards doing likewise too.

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  79. Hello, I'm sorry you got sick this week I hope you're feeling better now! I put your pic to my sidebar and thank you for this giveaway! I like stithing - ita make me calm))

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  80. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!! I am a new follower! Glad to found your blog :)

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  81. molto bello. Partecipo al giveaway
    ciao

    fiore
    my blog www.fiore-crea.blogspot.com

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  82. Thank you for doing such a lovely giveaway. I'm a new follower of your blog, but I'm glad I found it, you have some lovely stitching.

    I stitch to relax. Something about the repetitive nature of it soothes my brain.

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  83. I also posted a link to your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.
    http://mindi-joiedevivre.blogspot.com/

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  84. I posted about your blog and giveaway on my blog.

    http://billiebeesblog.blogspot.com/

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  85. I love stitching to fill my quiet hours with creativity.

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  86. I am your newest follower. Linda

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  87. I am a very new stitcher. I started quilting last year and love it. I have nearly finished a quilt from Bronwyn Hayes using redwork, I have a lot to learn. I also like to cross stitch my first big project was a victorian sampler. I have a lot of inspiration around me as I now live in France! Linda

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  88. Hi Kathy,i am a new follower.Cross stitching is a passion http://magicstitches.blogspot.com/

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  89. Hi Kathy
    I just became a follower, after stumbling upon your blog quite by accident...I'll go back and read your older postings to catch up!
    Stitching is a way to get myself centered...it is such a "simple pleasure"...I feel so accomplished when I have transformed mere fabric and threads into something wonderful...
    Thank you for offering this giveaway.
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart
    Patricia

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  90. Thank you for the chance at your fabulous candy.
    http://inga2010.blogspot.com/

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  91. Hi Kathy!

    Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway! I have been a longtime follower and would love to enter the drawing! I love stitching because it connects me with fabulous people like you!

    Glad you are feeling better! Jenny Bean is looking great...keep up the great work!

    Valerie
    A Shenandoah Sampler

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  92. Hello!
    I want to play with you, please enter my name...
    I post in my sidebar...
    I like to embroider! Mainly I like cross stitch patterns. Ever since the birth of my son's little time for embroidery.!
    lapappilon@gmail.com
    lapappilon.blogspot.com

    Hugs
    Eva from Serbia

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  93. Jenny Bean is really coming along beautifully, Kathy Ellen--I'll bet you enjoy working on this one!

    I would love to enter your giveaway... I think for me, stitching is one of the best ways to deal with the stresses in life. As soon as I sit down, I feel myself totally relax :)

    Thanks so much for the chance!

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  94. great candy
    link on the left panel http://mashustik-palace.blogspot.com/

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  95. My grandmother taught me to cross stitch, and I just love your olde worlde style. Please include me in your giveaway.

    Susie

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  96. Wonderful gift! I am playing! :)
    http://monessa1.blogspot.com/

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  97. Oh WOW! Love your giveaway. Please count me in. I love samplers and hope that mine will one day become heirlooms.

    Happy Stitching

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  98. I have posted your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

    Happy Stitching

    http://maryjoanstitching.blogspot.com/

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  99. I also love Danybrod's designs! Your JB's sampler looks great, I have yet to start on mine!

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

    I teach hardanger and cross stitch at a shop in Singapore. I really enjoy what I am doing.

    Hugs,

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  100. Your giveaway looks fantastic!! Stitching is my relaxation, and I am now getting my oldest daughter interested too. Thanks for the chance to enter!

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  101. What a great giveaway. I like how compact stitching is so I can take it with me while I wait for kids to come out from after school activities.

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  102. Hi Kathy,

    I just wanted to let you know that I finally (!) posted about your giveaway. I have been a follower for a while and I love everything about stitching. Picking out a new project, the thread, making beautiful things for my home, making gifts for loved ones and meeting lovely ladies such as yourself! ;o)

    ~Heather

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  103. Tyle wspaniałości :) też jestem chętna ...
    może się uda .
    http://magicznaszuflandia.blogspot.com/

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  104. hi! i'm a new follower. i'm stitching a little over 2 years and love solo's designs and ribbon embroidery.
    thanks for the chance.
    lekae http://otnoroktushkana.blogspot.com/

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  105. Kathy: What a lovely givaway, my favorite part of stitching is knowing the fabric and threads will become to me an heirloom piece to have for a lifetime, maybe someday it will be carried through another life after I am gone.
    I will post about your givaway on my blog.
    Blessings
    Catherine

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  106. http://shulgan.blogspot.com/ Nice to meet you! I love stitches very much! You can see it in my blog!

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  107. It's a wonderful present! Link is on the right bar http://dommozanna.blogspot.com/

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  108. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.
    I am a follower of your blog.

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  109. I'm so happy to share this beautiful candy!
    http://fialoczka.blogspot.com/2011/09/blog-post_15.html
    Here you can see some of my stitching works. The information about your candy is on the right sidebar. Tomorrow my beloved granny will celebrate her 70th birthday. So it is great day!

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  110. I'm already a follower of your blog. :)

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  111. One of the reasons I love stitching so much is because it's my stress reliever. No matter how bad of a day I may have had, stitching always brings me back to my happy place.

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  112. I shared about your giveaway on my blog:

    http://www.thedailymel.com/2011/10/28/amazing-giveaway/

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  113. what a wonderful giveaway Kathy, I started stitching in 2007 2 years after being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and M.E, it has been a great therapeutic hobby, sadly I have been in a bit of a stitching slump, so thought I'd enter your draw to perk me up a bit
    thanks for the chance to enter, and i am now a follower

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  114. sorry my last post should have said I am already a follower of your blog
    I will post your giveaway on my blog too

    http://lisasneedlesandthreads.blogspot.com/

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  115. Hi Kathy,

    I'm a new follower. I hope I'm not to late for this giveaway....if so...hope there is a next time. I have posted your giveaway on my blog - http://cardsbydruth.blogspot.com

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  116. I would love to enter this giveaway but I fear I may be too late. Beautiful blog and I am glad I found you. xx

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