Monday, May 4, 2009

Rain, Stitch, Rain, Stitch, Movie, Stitch, a Winner and a Blogoversary Secret Prize!!!!!

Well, I was proved wrong with the rain - although not a downpour - it was a steady drizzle and spit for 2 and a half days more or less - and that was very welcome!!!!

On Saturday Dale and I ran around to a handful of Estate sales and I bought a couple of books and a Freida Kahlo poster for Rico and that was it! I was home pretty early in the afternoon which I spent watching Part I of "Mapp and Lucia" 1985 - a superior BBC production that I can not recommend enough!!! Taken from the books by EF Benson (which a great BTW) and brought to life by Geraldine McEwan and Prunella Scales. If you have not seen this series you really should!!

I did finish up ....

Flower Basket by La-D-Da - what a great Spring thing to stitch! I used a piece of unidentified 36ct linen and most of the recommended WDW Floss'.

On Sunday we got together with some friends at Los Jarritos for breakfast - then after getting home I settled into working on my neglected ABC piece - I did finish up last months section and got started on the section for this month and here how it stands today...



I am still really liking how this is coming along and will get the rest of this months section done this week!! It was a Judi Dench double feature on the tube from NetFlix during the afternoon. Starting off with "Jack and Sarah" - 1995 - where Judi was more supporting than starring - predictable by nice film of loss and redemption. The second flicker was "Iris" - 2001 - a love story about Iris Murdoch and her husband as she struggles with Alzheimer's disease - The storyis told with flashbacks to when they were students.

I heard from Julianne - she received her ornament for the Ornament Exchnage.
Here is a snap -

She really likes PS and so I stitched up a Santa from "A Christmas Visit" #50 using the recommended DMC on 36ct LL Maple sugar Linen.

I wanted toThank everyone that entered the "Lo Rose" Book drawing..... And we do have a winner for the Christmas Book - I loaded all the names into a Randomizer and out popped "Robin" - So Dear Robin if you could get me your mailing address I will get the book on its way to you. Just drop the address to me at edgar matt @ g mail . com (take out the spaces)

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I also wanted to announce that this is a Blogoversary week here at the Black Sheep - In fact it is my second Blogoversary!! So in honor of this momentous occasion we are having a drawing on this Saturday May 9th - If you would like to win the secret prize..... just comment on this post and mention it on your blog (if you have one) and I will announce the winner on Monday, May 11th. I am not going to post a snap of the prize as I want it to be a surprise until the winner receives it in the mail!!

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Thanks for stopping by !!

Take care,
edgar

102 comments:

msjan said...

I'd love to win your blog anniversary prize. I love your work. Put me in for the drawing.

Jan R in Maryland

Laura said...

Happy blogaversary! I always enjoy reading your blog and looking at your projects. Please enter me!

CarolG said...

Happy 2nd Blogiversary! I think your stitching is wonderful. Please enter me for your prize! I will put something on my very new blog right away. Thanks!

Lynn said...

Congrats on you blogaversary. Please enter me in your drawing.

valerie said...

Wow, sounds like a weekend full of stitchy and movie fun. So envious!! Great ornie for Julianne and progress on your WIPs. Please count me in on your drawing. Happy Anniv/blogaversary!

Berit said...

OOh; me too! Another drawing already! :D

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary.It has been a real pleasure reading your blog and sharing in your beautiful stitching pieces.Please enter my name in your blogaversary draw.

Mãe da Rita said...

Lucky Robin!! :-( Sure I wont to win a secret price from you! Happy 2nd Blogaversary! It's always a pleasure to read you. MJ

Kielrain said...

I love seeing your project. Please put me into the drawing.

Jan said...

Great stitching, Edgar! I just love all of these projects, and you are doing great with them all.

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on your pretty La-D-Da finish! Your sampler just keeps getting prettier:) and I love your ornie!
Would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks for the chance!!

Natasha said...

WoooHooo 2 years of blogging. I really have enjoyed reading your blog. It is always filled with wonderful stitching. Please add me to the secret drawing, I love surprises.
Thank You ;)

Evelyn said...

Edgar,
I'm so happy to find someone else who is a Lucia fan, especially of the books. I have never seen the TV series, but will be sure to now. Beautiful work, as always.

Alf N Stitches said...

Oh, please enter me into the annivesary prize drawing! How exciting! I've told you before that I read your blog every morning Monday through Friday and it gives me such a boost! Thank you!

~Judy~ said...

Happy Blogaversary Edgar! I follow your blog every day. I enjoy seeing all the stitching you have done. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I do not have a blog but here is my e-mail:
judithapoulos@aol.com

Colleen said...

Edgar...love the ABC sampler! I prefer to do sampler's more than anything! Happy 2nd Blogaversary!!

I also loved BBC's Ballykissangel series. I just happened to see them on DVD at our local library and got so caught up with the story and characters that I hated to see it end. I am also a 1940's movie buff and love to watch them on rainy (snowy) days.

Please enter me for the drawing.

trillium said...

I watched "Torn Curtain" today and thought of your fondness for the classic movies.

Please enter me in the Blogoversary drawing.

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Choco*Mint said...

Hi, I have come from the Quaker Inspired blog and would like to win your blog anniversary prize! Actually, I wanted to put my name into your Lo Rose sampler but it was too late! I really love your thread works. Sagami@UK

Sherry said...

I just love all your stitching! The La D Da piece is beautiful! I always enjoy hearing about your weekends and searches for treasures.

Please enter my name for your blogiversary giveaway! I look forward to another year of reading your blog!

DonnaTN said...

Edgar, Congratulations on your blogoversary! Please enter me in your drawing. Sight unseen, anything you do would be worth winning!

mainely stitching said...

Has it really already been 2 years? Where does the time go?? I would be delighted to be included in your drawing, please. :D

Ellen said...

Happy Blogaversary! Admire your works, would love to win your secret prize.

Hugs,

Becky K in OK said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary. Please include me in your drawing.

Kim B said...

Happy Blogoversary Edgar! I am drooling over that gorgeous ornie! You are so skilled!

Please enter me in your drawing! What an honor it would be to have something from you!

Ann said...

Happy Blogoversary! I'd love to be entered in the drawing for the secret prize--I'll run and go mention it on my blog!

By the way, I love your Gazette 94 sampler SAL. I've been saving the pieces, now to decide on my color combo. Yours looks great!

Rachel said...

Oh! Happy Blogaversary!! Please include me in the drawing :o)

Shelleen said...

all of your pieces look great!!

Carol said...

Hello "Black Sheep",

This is my first time leaving a comment on an American blog, so I hope I've done it correctly. I just want to say that I have enjoyed "stalking" your blog. I think your needlework is awesome and just wanted to say so. I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area myself....grew up in Oakland, Alameda, and San Lorenzo. I miss the water, weather, wind and the beauty of the area. Congrats on your Blogoversary! Hope you have many more. I too would like to be added to the drawing.

Happy Stitching!
Carol E. in AZ

Teresa S. said...

Please enter me into your blogoversary contest! Thanks!

Sandra said...

I love your La D Da sampler, I don't think I have seen that one. Anything with Judy Dench in is a winner by me. I would like to be entered in your draw please.

Margaret said...

Edgar I would be honoured if your randomizer would choose me for your blogaversary present!

Carol R said...

I have posted about your blogoversary giveaway on my blog Edgar so please throw me in the Bowl of Destiny!

Happy Second Blogoversary!

Phyllis said...

Secret prize drawing? What fun! Please enter my name into the drawing.

Lelia said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary : ) Wonderful stitching Edgar! The La D Da basket looks great. Very festive, very spring. Please add my name to your giveaway & I'll add to my next post. Thx

Ellen S said...

Please enter my name!! Happy anniversary!!

Ellen S

Kate said...

Well, we didn't have much rain. Just a few drops really. Oh, that it would rain, wellllll. We need it so much. I thought your finishes were great. I really liked the ornament. The box you finished was superb!!! Please enter me in your drawing.

Nina said...

Hello Edgar,

Happy Blogaversary!
I admire your works, so I'd love to win your secret prize :)

Hugs fro mHungary,

Nina

Margie said...

cool idea! count me in. :-)

Kryx said...

Happy 2nd blogaversary!!! Please enter me for the drawing.

Julie S. said...

Happy blogaversary! I love your La D Da piece, the colors are just beautiful, nice job!

Please enter me for your secret prize!

Thank you!

Susimac said...

Congratulations Edgar on your 2nd blogoversary - here is to many more my dear.

Please enter me if you would into the bowl of Destiny, - such fun!!

Agne said...

I guess, your prize will be great :) Please, enter me too :)
Agne

Diane said...

Love your La-D-Da and ornament finishes. Great color choices on ABCs.

I would love to be the recipient of your stitching. Please include me in your drawing.

Patti said...

I just love everything you stitch - you are just so talented. Please put me in for your Blogaversary give-away, I certainly could do with some good luck after my string of bad luck. Happy 2nd Blogaversary. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Daffycat said...

Happy blogoversary #2! Congratulations on two wonderful years of blogging, Edgar!

Enter me in the draw, please!

Myra said...

Happy blogoversary! Even though it is secret I know it will be divine. Please enter me in your drawing.

Simone said...

Happy Blogoversary Edgar! How funny... We started our blogs at the same time! (I also have a give away on my blog) I would love to be in your drawing.

Melody said...

Dear Edgar, Please enter my name in your blogoversary drawing!

Thanks!

Melody

Jeanie said...

Congrats on your 2nd Blogaversary, Edgar ! Please include me in the drawing :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Edgar, all of your finishes are fantastic!

That alphabet piece is going to be lovely!

DebbieSFL said...

Edgar, I would love to win, so please include me. I do not have a blog.

Valda said...

Happy Blogaversary! I LOVE reading your blog and seeing what you are stitching and what you have finished! I would love to be in your drawing.

Beatriz said...

I'd love to participate your blog anniversary prize.
Thanks a lot!!
Beatriz

pam1228 said...

Happy 2nd Blogaversary! Edgar you are the best! Thanks for the giveaway! Your stitching is wonderful.
Pam
pam1228@aol.com

Anna van Schurman said...

Maybe I shouldn't enter the giveaway since I have already been the recipient of your handiwork...nah, I'm too greedy! Enter me! :)

Jill said...

Edgar,
Congrats on your 2nd Blogobersary!
I would love to be in your draw.
Jill

PS Stitcher said...

Edgar~

Congratulations on your two year blogoversary!! I have only been blogging a couple of months and having a fabulous time!! Congratulations again!! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks so much!

Jen

Michele said...

wooo hooo! a 2nd blogiversary! wtg Edgar :) Of course I'd love to be entered in your drawing .. and I'll be posting on my blog today too :)

Milly~ said...

Happy Blogoversary Edgar! I'd love to be in the drawing.

Kathy said...

Happy Blogoversary! Many you have many many more here in blogland.
I would love to be included in your drawing.

sapphirestitching said...

Love your blog - interesting reading and lovely work! Hugs and Stitches for your blogaversary!

doris said...

Woo, that ABC piece is gorgeous!

Happy blogaversary!

Pam B said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! Luv your stitching and reading about the movies you watch. Please enter me in your drawing.
Thanks for the chance
Pam B

Carol said...

Happy 2nd Blogaversary, Edgar!! And many more to come... I'd love to be entered into your drawing... Thanks for the chance!

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geeky Heather said...

Your stitching is beautiful!!

Happy blogiversary!! I'd love to be in your drawing!

Sue said...

Ohhhhh! I'm sooo IN on this. I love your work!

Pumpkin said...

Great finish Edgar! Your ornament is adorable and well finished :o)

I love Judi Dench. She is such a great actress!

Your ABC SAL is really coming along nicely. I'd love to be doing it myself but have too much on my plate right now :oS

I'd love to be entered into your drawing. Happy Blogaversary!!!!

I want to thank you so much for your kind comments on the loss of Pickles. It really meant a lot. I'm just getting back to 'socializing' so I apologize for the late thank you.

Carol said...

Happy 2nd blogiversay! You're stitching is awesome. I am a quaker fan too. It's been raining too much here in VA over the past 5days so I can feel your pain. I'd love to be included in your drawing. Thanks!

Stacy said...

Ooo... Edgar... a blogoversary surprise??? Please count me in for the drawing!!!

Love readinh your bog... you always have so much stitching progress.... I get to live vicariously through you!!! LOL...

Stacy

Lisa P said...

I really like your ABC piece. Is that a hand dyed fabric? You do lovely work. Please enter me in your contest. What a neat idea. Happy Blogaversary! Lisa P.

Debra said...

You do such wonderful cross stitch!
I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

The Daily Mel said...

I am always in awe of your beautiful work. Happy Blogoversary!!

Doris said...

Happy 2nd Blogiversary!. Please enter me for your prize! I put in my blog the good news.

Srinity said...

Happy second Blogoversary! Please put my name in the hat. :)

Gaynor said...

I have only just discovered you blog so please dont put me in your draw...just wanted to say fantastic stitching (and very good taste in films and books though a shame about the Wheel Time. Poor RJ!

C in DC said...

Happy Blogoversary! Please enter me in your drawing.

Karen said...

i'd love to win something from you from your blogoversary. count me in!
hugs Karen

Ancsi said...

please count me in

Thanks,
Ancsi

Lula said...

ooo Loving the La d da piece.

Please inc me in your draw

ikkinlala said...

Happy blogoversary!

Chris said...

Love Flower Basket by La-D-Da, its adorable.
Happy second blogaversary. I would love to be included in the drawing. And will post about it on my blog.

missy said...

HAPPY BOLAVERSARY EDGAR!! Your blog has been an amazing source of inspiration for me!! I can't thank you enough!!! Hello Rico!!

Hugs
-missy-

lynda said...

Please add my name to you drawing...and congratulations on your blogaversary!

thanks,
lynda
lyndamarie.a@gmail.com

Robin said...

Edgar! thank you so much for the Lo' book. I did get your comment and I emailed ya. Sorry it's taken so long, the flu bug hit our house with a vengeance! but I'm super excited and can't wait to receive this!
thanks again,
robin
www.robinpich.blogspot.com

Einschies stitching blog said...

Hi Edgar, I also would love to win a secret prize;-))

Happy stitching,
Gaby

Cole said...

Happy blogoversary!! I would love to have a chance in your drawing, thank you!

Amy said...

Happy blogging Anniversary Edgar! I enjoy your blog! Have a great weekend!

stitchenmylifeaway said...

Happy Blogversary Edgar. I would like to sign up for the prize.

Shay

Sadie said...

Happy Blogaversary Edgar!
Please add me to your draw.

xstitcher4 said...

Edgar, I would so love to have something stitched by you. I do not have a blog, so cannot mention this. Happy blogiversary!

Debra in NC

Carissa said...

Found your blog by way of another and you do beautiful stitching! I'd love to entered in your blogaversary drawing.....as for mentioning it on my own....well....um....yeah....still working on mine.

Bronny said...

If I'm not too late - I'd love to enter your drawing. Happy Blogoversary - I've also mentioned it on my page - come on over!
I'm a newbie to blogging and am enjoying meeting new friends. I like your Christmas ornies - they look great!

Lindsay said...

I'm a fairly new reader to your blog but I've been looking back and you have done some gorgeous projects

Prelude To A Stitch said...

You do beautiful work!
Loved your blog...happy BLOGOVERSARY!!!!

Linda in MA said...

Love your blog Edgar! I've looked for and watched a lot of new movies after seeing your review of them.

Melanie said...

Happy Blogoversary! I'd love to sign up for your drawing; thank you very much for the chance!

Melanie in MI
feline9_2000@yahoo.com

anna said...

Thank you for the opportunity, Edgar! Yup, please enter me as well! Happy week-end...

Jean said...

Happy blogoversary!! Whenever I stop by, I'm amazed at the perfection your work shows.

Please enter me in you drawing. I hope you enjoyed your 2 years!

rebecca said...

Happy blogoversary! Your stitching is impectable. You have lovely taste and perfect workmanship. I would love to celebrate with you by being included in your drawing.

Narita said...

YAY! Happy Blogversary!! I wonder who will be your lucky winner!!!