Monday, April 27, 2009

A Pretty Good Weekend - and a "Lo Rose" Drawing

I was feeling much better and we did our usual running around on Saturday morning. Not very many things to get. I got some books - and a copy of the 30 Anniversary addition of "Blazing Saddles" - 1974 - a really funny movie that I did not have a copy of and who could pass a pristine copy for a $1 - not me!!

On the stitchy front I finished up a few stitching exchanges so I am on schedule with them - and that makes me very happy!!!! I did start a spring stitch that will finish up very quickly!! Here is a snap of the progress so far -


It is called "Flower Basket" by La-D-Da and it says Spring to me. I have had this chart for few years and every time I see it I say to myself "I really want to do this one!!" - but it always got shuffled to back of the pile and I never got to it. Then a couple of weeks ago I pulled it out and got the floss together, found a piece of linen I liked and here it is!! I am mostly using the called for WDW - the biggest exception is the blue floss which I changed out for a OWS Linen floss - that sort of sucks!!! It shreds and tangles like a mad dog in heat!!! It is beautiful and I love the colour - but to stitch with the stuff - never again!!! The fabric is some 32/36 ct piece I had in the linen box - so who knows.

Now for the Drawing/Give Away - as most of you know I did the "Lo Rose" sampler a little while back - my copy of the book I thought I had promised away already - but the stitcher that had wanted it has completely disappeared and I really do not need to keep the book.

Here is a snap of my finished "Lo Rose" Sampler.......


I have my working copy that is laminated if I want to do it again which means that I am going to have a drawing for this copy of the book - so if you would like to have a copy of this Stitching Christmas book just leave a comment on this post - all I ask is that you post about the drawing out on your blog - if you have one - That is all you have to do!! I will take entries up until next Friday - May 1st at 3pm PST - I will announce the winner next Monday - May 4th.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Take care,
edgar

59 comments:

Brigitte said...

Oh, what a great start. Flower Basket is such a wonderful design and yes, it calls spring.

Kathy said...

Lovely start on your Flower basket.
I would LOVE to do "Lo". I have put it on my must have/get list. I would love to win this one. It would mean one less on my hunt for elusive OOP's. :)

Hazel said...

Lovely wip! As much as I love and long for Lo how a rose chart you better not enter me as I seriously keep winning things! I am trying to join a sisterhood for that pattern so fingers crossed. x

jennilynn said...

You have a great start on Flower Basket, I can't wait for the next update/finish pic. I would love to be entered into your drawing for "Lo".

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Oh please include me in the draw.
If you think this book is a nightmare to find in the US, imagine how difficult it is in the UK. Love your new start.
Irene

Erica said...

Flower basket is just pretty! Light and bright, just like spring!

On Lo, I have been trying to find this now for months! I cannot imagine where all these copies have disappeared to!
Please do count me in on your drawing!
I will be happy to add a post on my blog and a link to you!
Erica

Natasha said...
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Stitchinowl said...

I am not entering since I already bought a used copy on Amazon 2 months ago - and I probably paid way too much for it! Just wanted to say how generous you are and whoever wins will be getting a really nice book. Hope you're feeling better from the Crapzilla stuff from Friday!

Carolyn

Jan said...

That is a lovely start, Edgar! And as I have been wanting this book for the longest time, please do add me to the list. I will go now and post to my blog about your giveaway! Thanks!

Nicola said...

What a lovely start on Flower Basket. It looks very pretty so far. Look forward to seeing more.

Dianne said...

Goodness...I'd love an opportunity to win this one!!!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful start on Flower Basket, shame about the problems with the floss
I love Lo Rose, please enter me into your giveaway draw, I will gladly add a link in my blog
thanks for the chance

Margaret said...

I already have the book so no need to enter me for the drawing. I've been lurking at your blog for some time now. I just couldn't help myself -- finally had to comment when I saw your spring stitch. I just bought that chart and love it! I'm looking forward to seeing more! Lovely framed Lo too!

Sandra said...

Unfortunately I don't have a blog, but I will talk about this to anyone who will listen (or not as the case may be) if I am lucky enough to win the book. Please, please enter my name in the draw.

Mary said...

Edgar, I would like to be included in the giveaway for the Lo Rose Sampler book.

I love the beginnings of your Flower Basket.

Mary

Sylviane said...

Of course, I subscribe for a copy of this book !
I am fond of this "Lo rose" ...

Kielrain said...

I loved your "Lo" project and it would be smashing to be able to do it myself. Please enter me into the drawing.

Andrea said...

Since I've already stitched Lo, don't enter my name in the drawing, but I just had to comment and say I think you're very generous to give away the book!
I love your new La-D-Da start, it's gorgeous!
My hubby LOVES that movie (Blazing Saddles)...he's always quoting some totally inappropriate line from it, lol! I can't believe you scored a copy of it for ONE DOLLAR!! WTG!

Sherry said...

What a great start on the flower basket! I still love your finish!

Mãe da Rita said...

I love the colors of your new star! And, of course, Sign me in the drawing, I'll post about it!! Have a nice week! MJ

Mãe da Rita said...

Well, I left a comment on the last post... Monday is not a good day for me...

Myriam said...

Magnifique!

pam1228 said...

I love the flowers you started!!! Pretty colors. Please enter me in your giveaway for the Lo How a Rose pattern. You did a beautiful job on yours.
Pam
pam1228@aol.com

Rhea said...

Beautiful Stitching! I'd love a chance at that book!

Thanks,
Rhea

Susan said...

What A lovely start. I would love to be entered in your drawing. Thanks for the chance.

Karrie said...

Please add my name to your draw for Lo How A Rose. This is such a lovely design, I'd love to be able to stitch it.

Will post about your generous giveaway straight away :)

Margaret said...

Oh gladly! This is such a lovely design and I've enjoyed watching your progress. Actually, all of your stitching inspires me. My hands and arms aren't allowing me to stitch much but a little is better than none!

Terri M said...

I love the frame for Lo Rose. It's beautiful. Congratulations. The colors on Flower Basket are so pretty.

Suzanne said...

Lovely start on your flower basket. I would love to be entered into your draw. 'Lo' is such a gorgeous design.

Robin said...

Woohoo!! please enter me also.
robinpich.blogspot.com

Robin

Ann said...

Edgar, I'd love to be entered into your drawing. Thank you.

with-my-needle.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Edgar, I have stitched Flower Basket years ago and I loved it then and it still is one of my favourites! It is lovely in every way - design, colours, and the size is just right!

I would love to win the Lo chart. I will post it on my blog soon. Thank you!

Kathy said...

PS to my post from yesterday. I was so quick to comment for the drawing that I didn't read the fine print. :) So your drawing is now mentioned on my blog.
If you would please tell Miss Peach that I'll send her lots of treats if she picks my name. :)
Love and stitches
Kathy

Berit said...

Me too! :D Drawings are so much fun!! I'd better head over to my blog to post about this. So glad you're on the mend!

Ulla said...

Great start! I would love to take part of this drawing.

CarolG said...

Please include me in your drawing - I love your start on Flower Basket - such pretty springy colors. Thanks for having the drawing.

Milly~ said...

I already have the book Edgar but I had to leave a comment and say that Blazing Saddles is one of the most funniest movies I've ever seen.

"Give the governor a hrmph!"

Diane said...

I just finished stitching a set of smalls using DMC's linen floss (?)(thread?) (fibers?). The linens aren't the most fun to work with, but I really like the old-fashioned, muted effect.

Please enter me in the drawing for the Christmas book. I love the finishes I've been seeing of "Lo", and I'm curious to see what other charts are in the book. Thanks!

lynda said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing for this book. I keep finding other BH & G Christmas books but never the right one! Thanks for being willing to share.

lynda
lyndamarie.a@gmail.com

trillium said...

I really want to stitch this piece. If I win the book, I will have a giveaway for it (U.S. addresses only) after I finish the "Rose."

I'll post a link on my blog (about this giveaway of Edgar's tomorrow.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Hi Edgar, I have already entered for your generous draw, and posted a link on my blog, but I was wondering - this book is so hard to come by - how would participants, and more especially the winner, feel about passing the book on as they finish the project. You could draw all names to decide the order. There is probably a name for this activity, but I'm blowed if I can think of it! What do you think?
Irene

Ronel said...

Hooho! Please enter me in your draw and have done a post on my blog. Yip, great idea! I support Irene’s suggestion to make it a condition for the new owner to pass the pattern on. How about creating an index page to track its history and all the owners it had? Chiao

Alf N Stitches said...

Please enter my name in your draw. I would love to win!

I really enjoy your blog!

Lillie said...

Flower basket is progressing beautifully.

Please enter me for the draw.

Margaret said...

Oh Edgar please put me in the draw - I doubt that book will ever reach this far south!!

Misti said...

Please enter my name into the draw. Your stitching is beautiful, as always!
Misti

trillium said...

I posted a link on my blog. Please enter me.

Mary said...

What a beautiful design! I'd love to stitch it as well. Please enter me in your drawing.

e said...

sorry no blog, Edgar but would love to win the drawing for the book - thanks much for the opportunity!

Elizabeth

Jennifer/OH said...

Yikes, I'll be comment #50, but I love this design! I've seen it on several blogs and really admire the colors. So enter me in!!

Stitchingranny said...

Hello Edgar, I have just found your blog and been spending a while browsing through. You do some lovely stitching and obviously have lots of kind friends who stitch for you too. I will be back again.

Susimac said...

Please please Edgar can I be entered into your drawing - what a kind wonderful thing to do to give away your lovely book.

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Oh please include me in the drawing. I would love to stitch this pattern and I have had such a difficult time trying to find it. Your completed version is just beautiful.

Natasha said...

Wonderful start on flower basket...I would love to start stitching on Lo, how the rose

Take Care
Natasha

Robby said...

Please enter me....off to read...love it.

xxxRobby

Colleen said...

Hi...I found your blog thru Threadwork Primitives and she said to come on over and enter...so here I am!

I have been a cross stitcher for over 30 years and I am fortunate enough to live near a store that sells exclusively for cross stitcher's like me. They have so much in this little store and it is like heaven to go in there and look around. Of course, I can never just LOOK! They have a ton of charts and my favorites are the older ones, which they have stacks of!! Anyway, please enter me and I have bookmarked your blog! I'll be back!!

Tracey said...

Hi Edgar, I don't believe we've met! I learned about you on Kathy's blog. :) And your drawing! :) :) Please enter me! You do beautiful work. I love how you framed it!!

Phyllis said...

I have been reading your blog since I met Margaret online. I have ejoyed your wonderful stitching and the movie commentaries. I feel that I can make a list of "movies to watch" from your commentaries. Please enter me in the drawing for Lo Rose. Have a great weekend. I hope you have good luck at the garage sales.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Edgar, your spring piece is going to be lovely