Friday, January 18, 2013

Let's Have a Gift-a-way!!!

Gentle Friends thanks so much for your kind comments about my heap of WIP's - I look at them and  feel like a slacker of sorts... letting those projects languish in their respective pouches - with no attention.... I think I will work to eliminate the "almost there" ones and then start another one or two....  or three.  :)
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All the cleaning out and shipping and just plain old work getting my mother's house ready for the market got me in the mood to do some shifting of my junque and the old heave ho at my own house. 

I was amazed at the piles of things I have accumulated and just stashed away.  I will have to be having a big old "Estate/Moving Sale" at some point soon.  There are quite a few things I am shipping to my sister, brother and myself... and I have to make room.... so some things just have to go.  

Cleaning out a closet I found something I bought a while back during one of my trips to London.  I had almost forgotten I had.......


It is a great Classic Needlepoint project,  Kit #78 - "Parrot and Lilies."  I made a little start, but for some reason put it away and never picked it up again - tastes change and all that.  It is a large Victorian reproduction and includes all 44 colours of tapestry wool and all the black background tapestry wool to complete the piece  (I checked) - There are all the charts and instructions in the folder it is a complete kit.

So, If you would like to have this kit all you need to do is leave a comment on this post and next Friday 1/25 I'll announce the winner.  Anyone from anywhere can enter as long as you can get mail - the kit can get to you!!  Easey-Peasey!!
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!!

Take care,
edgar

38 comments:

Erica said...

Edgar, that looks like such a lovely kit! I have a Victorian stool that I have been just waiting to find the right design to cover it. This looks perfect! Please count me in on your generaous giveaway!

Rita said...

If you're like most stitchers I know, you could open a shop with all your stash. :-)

Taking care of your mothers house must be very difficult and emotional. (((Hugs)))

Kevin Tober said...

I love your idea of paying it forward with such a nice gift! You've inspired me, Edgar, in many ways since I was introduced to your blog by my dear friend Marty (at stitchandfrog.com!) I've decided to start my own blog - although yours is a tough act to follow, sir! And, I'm planning to clean out and "organize" my stash room (ie., guest room) this weekend! I think I'm going to look for something nice I haven't finished yet - or maybe haven't started yet! - and follow your lead by offering a gift-away! Thanks again, Edgar, for your wonderful blog and your great ideas.

Amy Anderson said...

I know I haven't posted to you very often, but I want to let you know how much of an inspiration you have been to me. I see all your finishes and it makes me get to work!!! Keep it up!

Cari S said...

That's gorgeous Edgar! London is such an interesting place to visit.

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Cari

Laura said...

Great giftaway, Edgar! I've been itching to do some needlepoint and I love "junque". LOL!

Anonymous said...

Hi edgar--

This looks like something I would enjoy stitching. Can you please enter me in the drawing.

BTW, I'm in awe of your ATS finished. That piece and the materials have been in my stash for years. I plan to start in eventually--your progress and finish has given me inspiration.

Carol S.

Laurie in Iowa said...

WOnderful giftaway. Please enter my name in your drawing.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I hope you'll post your stitchy items on the For Sale page before you open up to the public. Although the giveaway is beautiful, no need to include me in the draw.

Hugs!

ariadne said...

I love birds and lately I have a problem with my eyes and can't see small count,so maybe this will be something to manage!So count me in. AriadnefromGreece!

Margaret said...

Such a beautiful kit! Are you sure you want to give it away? Count me in!

cucki said...

Aww so sweet..please count me in too :)
Hugs x

capecodgirl565 said...

It is certainly a beautiful kit. I love the colors. Count me in!

Frances said...

What a beautiful giveaway! I haven't done needlepoint in a while and I'd love to get my hands on this one!! You are so sweet to give away your lovely London purchase and I hope it comes to me in Mississippi!! Thank you for your kindness and the chance to win!

Ana's World said...

Thank you Edgar!

xstitchlibrarian said...

The give-away is a beautiful piece and deserves to be finished off and displayed. I love your work - you are very talented! Please count me in, and thank you...

Julie said...

I absolutely love reading your blog, and that giveaway certainly is enticing. Happy New Year to you!

Dottie said...

My goodness what a lovely project, when I saw the photo before reading your post I instantly thought..... wow, lucky Edgar such a gorgeous picture, the colors are so vibrant and a good change for him. So I am blown away that you have chosen to share it with one of us instead.......you are a true friend. Not being maudlin, but just before Christmas I lost my lovely budgie "friend" of 8 years, "Jude" and I am a bird lover besides being a needlewoman.

stitchinpeanut said...

Oh his is just lovely... Please add my name the he hat. Thank you so much.

stitchinpeanut said...

what a lovely piece, lease add my name to the hat. thank you for having this giftaway.

stitchinpeanut said...

Oh his is just lovely... Please add my name the he hat. Thank you so much.

msstitch01 said...

What a stunning needlepoint piece. The person who wins this will certainly be very lucky!! Can I please add my name for a chance?

Janet said...

Gorgeous piece! Thanks for a chance to win.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I received the quilt books from your last give-away; thanks again!

I'm not entering this one since I've already received; just wanted to thank you again.

Vera said...

Hi Edgar, What a great give-away. Please do not include me...I have way too many irons in the fire right now - LOL. I should be going through my stash...sorting away and giving away...first I need to find the time!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! Not just about your cross stitch, but also your baked goodies and everything you get on your shopping excursions! Keep up the good work! Debbie Scalzo

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! Not just your cross stitch, but your baked goodies and your shopping excursions!

Mary said...

A lovely design, and I'd love to be entered for a chance to win! Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Oh that parrot needlepoint is so lovely. It would not go with the items in my home but I know someone perfectly suited to it as a gift when it is complete. Therefore, please enter me in the gift-a-way!

Joy said...

Ugh, Edgar. I know the feeling of having to empty out a house. My father was a pack rat and when he died...oh the stuff we found stuffed EVERYWHERE! My mother is still sorting through it and he's been gone 6 years. Needless to say, I NEVER want to see another Hot Wheel ever again.

And please enter me. Needlepoint finishes so much quicker than cross stitch and I like to mix it up ;)

Anonymous said...

I love it! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks.

Deb said...

That is a lovely generous gift.

Pilar said...

Happy New Year Edgar!. Please, enter me in your beautiful giveaway.
Hugs

Wagapapa said...

Hi Edgar, what a great giveaway, please, put my name in, I'd like to finish that beautiful needlepoint project. I'm also having a giveaway on my blog: http://wagapapacreations.blogspot.com
You're very welcome!
Have a nice day. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Edgar,
Wat a fantastisch giveaway. Please count me in. I would love to stitch this beautiful project and it would look great in my mainly black furnished livingroom.
Best regards from a Dutch stitcher.

Wilma from a smal town in the Netherlands

Anonymous said...

Hi Edgar,
I love the giveaway! Please drop my name in the hat!

Barbara in Va.

Catherine Laurent said...

Dearest Edgar: I would love a chance at the Kit, it looks lovely you have beautiful taste in stitching projects.
Catherine

MillieHubbard said...

So generous of you, what a lovely kit. Please enter me.