Friday, September 26, 2008

Hobbit Styled Gift-a-way, and some exchanges arrive....

As my Birthday draws near I am wanting to do something special.... remember a while back - a week or so - I wrote about a Fall Drawing - well here it is!! I am doing a Hobbit Styled Birthday Gift-a-way - not in the true Hobbit since - I just can't stitch that much stuff - but I am going to put together a gift for some lucky winner out there in Blogland. How it works in the LOTR books is on a Hobbits birthday at the party all the guests get gifts - How this Gift-a-way will work is that if you would like to receive a gift from me for my birthday just leave a comment with this entry and on my birthday - next Saturday - October 4th - I will draw a name to win the Gift-a-way - how easy is that!! I am turning 45 (I just can't believe that either) - the drawing will close on next Friday, October 3, 2008 at 3pm - PST so just comment here before then. I will announce the winner on Monday - October 6th and will have the Birthday Present in the mail on the 7th - I am unusually organized lately - and it really scares me!! :)



Now on to the arriving exchanges - I know recently I have been madly working away at exchanges with no snaps here - now - I can post them ...

Lets start off with Lillie over at Lil' Needlecrafter in Malaysia - she was my partner in the HOE Prairie Schooler Exchange and I stitched her a PynKeepe - here is a snap of the exchange -


The design is from the PS Weather Wise chart - using the recommended DMC floss.

The next exchange to arrive was to Carol over at Garden of Stitches - it was for the Fall House Exchange with the SBEBB - I have stitched for Carol a few times this year and she is so easy to stitch for as both of us like the same things - stitch wise!! I stiched up a decorative Roll and here is a snap of the exchange -

The design is from PS chart Autumn Leaves and I knew it was perfect with the kitty on it!!

Also to arrive was the ornament for Vonna over at Twisted Stitcher for the Ornament Exchange. Here is a snap of the piece -


The pattern is from the PS chart Santa Rides - and I just love it and so does Vonna - it was a toss up between the Santa on the Deer and the Santa on the horse....
he finished up very nice - now I am making one for our tree!!

There you go .... some of the exchanges I sent out recently - all from Prairie Schooler -
I just love those charts!!!!

Last night was VoHRH and here is a progress snap -



Almost there with this square - then it is on to the Mill.

I just can not leave off this week without a comment about Grey's Anatomy... the first show of the season was last night with a 2 hour special.... pretty good overall - but is it going to be another year of waffling back and forth between those two and a ton a whining!!! I do not think I can take it for the whole season..... but we will give it a chance.

Thank you all for stopping by and for all the great comments!!!!
I do appreciate them!!

Have a great weekend - Take care,
edgar

57 comments:

Yuko said...

It's sweet of you, Edgar!
What a lovely idea to give a way on your Birthday!
Please enter me in the draw!

Your exchange pieces are wonderful as always.
I love your quaker rooster very much, I'm the lucky one as I was your partner!

helenapastafina said...

all your work is just gorgeous! so yes! I would love to be entered in your drawing! I thought when it is your birthday people are supposed to give YOU gifts! what a novel idea and so sweet of you!
Have a great weekend and happy stitching!

Sherry said...

Edar, you do the nicest things! Please enter me in your drawing!

Your exchanges are lovely but I particularly love the ornament for Vonna! Villages is looking good too!

staci said...

That is so sweet of you to give a gift on the day you should be receiving!

Love all of your exchange pieces. But the NR you made for Carol I ADORE!!!

Have a great weekend Edgar!

BeckySC said...

Edgar...YOU rock!! Each exchange is just gorgeous!!

valerie said...

Wow, you've been very busy with exchanges! I like the needleroll you made for Carol too and I'm not the biggest PS fan. I love autumn though!

Grey's Anatomy was madness last night. It looks like next week will be another crazy episode too!

Please include me in your HB draw. You are stitching like a madman! I wish I could stitch like a madwoman...if only there were an extra 2 hours to the day! :)

msjan said...

Edgar your stitching is so wonderful I'd love to have something stitched by you. Enter my name please.

Jan R in Maryland

Nic said...

What lovely exchanges you have made for some very lucky people!

Beth said...

Edgar, that is so nice of you to have a birthday giveaway, I would love to enter in the drawing. You do such beautiful work! I love all the items you show on your blog, lucky are the recipients!

sari.i. said...

Well, I thought I just must enter this since we share the birthday! :)

Rachel said...

Too fun! I had not heard about anyone having a hobbit birthday. May do that for my kids b-days (maybe keep the toys down that way!)

Happy early Birthday!

Lisa said...

You should know by now I love all your work - but that needleroll is absolutely gorgeous. And please add me to the birthday drawing.

Andrea said...

A host of wonderful exchanges.

Carol R said...

Please enter me into your birthday draw as I would love to have a gift on your birthday!

CarolG said...

I just started to read "cross-stitch" blogs in June this year and I try to read yours each weekday (from work)...you make beautiful, beautiful pieces (all to my taste). I would love to be entered in your birthday draw. I have been cross-stitching for many years and just really found out about the on-line cross-stitch community when I discovered Vikki Clayton fibers. thanks for entering me! Carol

Simone said...

What a great idea to GIVE presents on your birthday instead of getting them ;) Please count me in for the drawing...
You're exchanges are gorgeous as always!

Mãe da Rita said...

An Hobbit drawing with all your stash?? Is to die for, Mr. Bilbo!! Please, sign me in! (you can see my latest work in my blog). I'm looking forward to see the new Grey's Anatomy, we're still watching the rest of the previous serie... Hugs for you from Portugal

CraftyT said...

That is very sweet of you. I would love to be entered. I think you should have a whole weeks worth of celebrating..CHEERS!!! :)
Natasha

Kathy said...

What a fabulous and generous thing to do. I love the idea. And your Birth date is a the day before my Mom's. October babies are such lovely people. LOL (No mine is June 1)
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY! and I'd love to be included in the drawing.

Anne S said...

Your exchanges are all gorgeous, as always ... and yes, there is definitely a PS theme in there! I have to admit the more I see of PS the more I adore them - and my Mum who just started stitching at the tender age of 70 has fallen for them hook link and sinker! I would love to entered in your prize draw, please, if that's OK :)

DonnaTN said...

How nice of you to do a birthday give away. Please include me in your drawing. All your work is lovely. It is great to get to see so many things actually stitched. Thanks for sharing.

DaisyGirl said...

I'd be honoured if you'd enter me in your birthday drawing. Heck, 45 is not old, I've been told that's when things start to get good! (I'm only 42, so don't know if that's true yet or not!) I just love LOTR! Wished they had started with the Hobbit!
Donna

Myrna said...

Edgar, fabulous exchanges! All the recipients were surely thrilled! You are so generous.

And, an early Happy Birthday!!

Shelleen said...

great exchanges. I love Grey's Anatomy but am getting sick of some of the whining and Dr. McDreamy and Dr. Grey. Enough already. Either they want to make it work and be together or move on.

Lisa said...

Hi Edgar, I'm going to have to try my luck again and this time I might be lucky enough to win a lovely Edgar original. Pls enter me in your birthday draw. Cheers Lisa V.

Melissa said...

Edgar, it's not scary that you're getting so organized, it's just that you are getting older, wiser, and more prolific in your stitching than ever. Hobbits are wonderful and I wish you a wonderful Hobbit Birthday with lots of food and drink. What a wonderful idea for a lucky someone to get a gift from you too.

Becky K in OK said...

Your exchange pieces are so great. Another October baby, yea.

Please enter me in your birthday give a way.

Kathy A. said...

How very Edgar of you!!! Giving gifts to others on your birthday. I would be honored if you would include my name in your draw.

Annemarie said...

Since I myself am done with gift-stitching and deadline stitching of any kind forgood I feel bad about leaving a comment here to say I would love to be entered into the drawing, but I'm going to anyway, because all of your stitching is just too good to resist. I love the exchange stitching you've been doing. Man, your needles are flying!

ikkinlala said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Dear Edgar, my new stitching friend, Happy early Birthday. 45 is a good age...old enough to know what you like, who you think you are, and what you think you'll do in your future. It's a time for energy and new creative ideas. You embody all of that and more from what I see. So, I hope you have the best of celebrations on your special day! Oh, my, Edgar...you are a speedy needler..so prolific and with an eye for the beautiful pieces to charm others. I love your choices. Please add me in your draw...I would love to see if the muses will select me on your day! Hugs, Deb

Stitcher said...

What a lovely idea, you have some wonderful finishes. Well all are wonderful finishes. Can I join too.

Melody said...

Edgar, What a lovely idea for your birthday. Your stitching is beautiful.

By the way, I totally agree about Grey's Anatomy....

I would love to be entered in your birthday drawing.

Thanks!

Cathy B said...

Hi Edgar - I'd like to participate in your b-day extravaganza giveaway! How nice of you.

Your exchanges are all wonderful; I especially like the ornament you stitched for Vonna.

Have a great weekend!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Edgar. All your work is amazing

Margaret said...

Edgar - This is a wonderful idea! Please enter me in your drawing. I'm going to be 45 in November and I think I'd love to do this too! We're mere children, I still think I'm 21 in my mind, even if my body doesn't cooperate these days!

Your blog continues to inspire me and I always enjoy your other wonderful photos. Keep checking my spot for new recipes - the holoidays are coming and there will be lots!

tammie said...

I would love to be entered into your birthday give away draw and would be extremely honoured to recieve some of your stitching.. all your exchanges look fab i am in awe at how you manage it all and work is always of the highest quality... well done and keep it up..

Srinity said...

I saw the Autumn House Exchange you stithed for Carol and I just had to come and see your blog. I love your work!

The Hobbit Birthday is great! Giving a gift on your own birthday, that is really nice thing to do. Please enter me in the draw. I hope you get a lot of great presents too on your birthday. :)

Jennifer/OH said...

I would love to be part of the drawing. If I can get my act together you may even receive a gift from me....maybe in time for your actual birthday too! Love all the exchange pieces because they are my favorite designer, Prairie Schooler. I think the "Santa Rides" one is my favorite. There is something about the reindeer by PS that are so charming.

Margaret said...

Wow Edgar, Happy Birthday. My birthday is October too and I can remember a time when I was 45!! Somebody told me the wise saying "those that find it good to be young will find it good to be old" so enjoy your youth and consider it an investment for your old age :-)
As I live only a couple of horus drive away from teh "real Hobbiton" where it was all filmed and have seen the area where the birthday party was held it would be great to receive your "Hobbit Drawing" birthday gift so pelase put my name in

Dani - tkdchick said...

Edgar you've stitched up some fantastic exchanges!

Happy Early Birhtday! Please enter me in your draw!

sallymi said...

Edgar, how lovely to think of others on your b-day. Please enter me in your drawing. I enjoy looking at all your work.
sally

sallymi said...

Edgar how lovely to think of others on your b-day. I really enjoy looking at all your work.
sally

Rowyn said...

45 is still way young!

I love all the exchange pieces you have stitched lately. I don't know how you manage to get so much done, all that stitching and organising of RRs and birthday exchanges.

I'd love to win something stitched by you, so please enter me in the drawing.

Heidi said...

How kind of you Edgar to off your beautiful work - it's a wonderful idea! I enjoy you work and those exchanges are gorgeous!

karen said...

great exchanges as normal.

i would love to be entered in your Gift a way. Happy birthday a little early!!

Clare said...

Many happy Returns for your birthday - and please enter me in your draw. I think this is a lovley idea - us getting pressies on YOUR birthday.

Michele said...

oh you know I want to be entered in to you bday drawing! I love the idea! I might have to "borrow" your idea for my birthday! lol

keep on keeping on .. your stitching always blows me away :)

xstitcher4 said...

Hi Edgar! My birthday's in Oct, too! Only I am 2 years older than you! How generous to think of others on your special day.

Debra in NC

Miokka said...

Happy Birthday Week! I just discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago & enjoy your stitching and movie reviews! I would love to be entered in the drawing for a present! What a great idea. I have a bday coming up in Nov. Think I will borrow your idea. I'm doing a little contest over on my blog. Stop by and leave me a message, maybe you will win my little stitchy gift!
Thanks for making me smile!
~~Martha~~

Ellen said...

You stitch beautifully, love to visit your blog and see all those gorgeous pieces. I would like to have a gift from you on your birthday.

Daffycat said...

Awww, you're such a sweetie to hold a give-away for your birthday! Enter me, please!

Kielrain said...

I love the idea of a Hobbit-style birthday! And you stiching it oh-so-lovely. Please sign me up!

Barbie said...

With 53 comments, I can't imagine why I am leaving a comment, however, I would LOVE to receive something stitched and finished by you. Your work is always so FABULOUS!! I bookmark you in Google Reader so I never miss a blog entry. Regardless of how the drawing goes, I hope you have WONDERFUL birthday!! Thanks for such a great blog. . .

Terry said...

Time sure mounts up fast doesn't it, but I have a few more years on you!! What a nice idea for your birthday to "Hobbitize" it :)...

Cindy said...

What a great idea!

Happy Birthday :)

Quirky said...

Edgar, you are a star. Did you know that your birthday falls in Pride month in Western Australia? Happy Pride from Perth!!!