10.10.10 and A Small Giveaway

Doesn’t the date 10.10.10 look somewhat funny??  It just hit me when I was dating this post what the day was.  And did everyone wish John Lennon a Happy Birthday yesterday?  I know some of you aren't old enough to remember him when he was alive, but I actually went to a Beatles concert when I was 15 years old.. They were  great!!

Yesterday was the deadline to sign up for my Pay It Forward and the chosen ones are:
1.   Viv – from Too Busy To Stitch
2.  Debbie – from Debbie's Cross Stitch
3.  Alyssa – from My Stitching Corner

Each of you – Viv, Debbie & Alyssa need to email me at:  cindi.j@comcast.net with your snail mail information so I will have your address to mail your gifts from me when they are completed.   Also if you would please include a little about your likes and dislikes..(ex:  if you don’t really care for snowmen, I wont send you something with a winter theme.) The little mice in my brain have already begun running around with ideas of items to send each of you.

And a stitching blog isn’t complete without something about my stitching !!

I finally finished the stitching on my Needlebook and just got back from Hancock to get the finishing felt.  I plan to spend the day tomorrow finishing up about 4 projects.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         I just had to start this little Pumpkin piece.  I have had this for several years (actually have about 15) Stitcher’s Surprise kits that were a monthly thingy at my LNS.  I was digging through my stash and snagged 3 of the kits out to stitch up.  The fabric is I think like 10 count so it has stitched up really fast.  see the pretty purple &
pumpkin & orange fabric I have to finish it into a double flange pillow. 

And here is another finished piece I thought I would post.  I stitched this cutie about 5 years ago and it has been packed up with all my other stitching.  I have pulled it out, pressed it and it is now in the stack of things to get finished…
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         One last piece for today…
I think of all of the pieces, I like this one the most.  The picture doesn’t do it justice.  It is stitched on lime green linen and has 3 buttons: a bat, a frog and a Witches hat.  The corners are stitched witches hats done in multi-colored metallic thread.  I plan to finish this one a little different.  (actually I am borrowing the idea from another blog I have visited recently).  I’ll post an update when I have everything complete.

I didn’t realize  until today that I already had a copy of The Cross Stitcher October 2010 magazine.  It has a couple of Halloween charts, some for Thanksgiving, a beautiful Breast Cancer chart and a couple of Christmas charts.  If you don’t have it and would like it, leave a comment on this post.  I will draw a name next Sunday 10/17/10.  If you comment you have one entry, if you are a follower of my blog you get a second entry.  And of course, don't forget to click to enter Missy's 31 days of Halloween.  Today being the 10th it is an even day.

Well, I guess that is all the news that is news. Until next time…


jodyr16 said...

I like the welcome to our patch. I really haven't had time to stich anything for fall. I have been working on Christmas for a craft show

PamelaSueJames said...

I love the witch pattern it's adorable. Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.
Pamela James ILCS

Vickie said...

I love the witch pattern!! I need to stitch that one for my classroom!!! I would love to enter your contest.

Vicky L said...

I love your stitching, especially the witch piece. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Pike said...

Please enter me - I haven't even seen that issue :)

Sunshine said...

I look forward to seeing your finishes. Please enter me in your drawing, and I'm also a follower. Happy Stitchin.

Debra said...

wonderful stitching, looking forward to seeing everything finished.

Kimberly R. said...

Love your Celtic Knotwork!! I'd love a chance to enter your giveaway and I am following :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Terry said...

Your stitching is lovely. Can't wait to see how you finish these today. lol

I finally broke through my stitching block last night. Yeah!! Had fun stitching some on my Christmas ornament and am looking forward to lots more stitching. lol

Have a great week.

chrisstitches said...

cute projects....thanks for sharing.
chris b.

Sandy said...

Love your finishes, and looking forward to reading through some more of your blog to see what else you've been up to. Please enter me into your contest - I don't get to see too many stitching magazines anymore, so this would be cool.