Friday, January 17, 2014

A Christmas Finish!! - and - A Little Drawing.......

Gentle Friends I wound up the stitching on the "Christmas Band Sampler" last night and so have my first finish of the New Year!!  Here's a snaperoo.....

"Christmas Band Sampler" by Heartstring Samplery
36ct Sand, over dyed by me with black tea.
I used the recommended floss (GAST and WDW)
12/6 - 1/16/2014

This was a super piece to work on and I almost couldn't put it down to work on anything else.  The changes I made were -  from top to bottom - Band 7, the do dads at the end of the row I replaced with up and down lines to go with the top and bottom, at Band 11, I replaced the do dads at the end of the row with a double heart motif of my own construction - and at the bottom I left off the numbers, I think they detract from the body of the sampler.  

I love Beth's pieces and have even pulled from the "stash heap" my next start.  The chart, floss and linen are all coming from stash how cool is that!!  I'll show the actual start and talk about that on Monday.
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Now, on to the Gift-a-Way Drawing.....  since the chart for "Christmas Band Sampler" was a gift to me I think it only appropriate that I gift it on to another stitcher......


... so, if you would like to have this slightly used copy ( I stitch from copies not originals) just leave a little comment on This Post Only and next Thursday evening I'll have the Hag Claw draw a name and announce the winner on Friday, 1/24.  Anyone, anywhere can enter, if you can get snail mail you can enter...... just make sure I can contact you through your entry Comment.  There you go easy peasy!!
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That about wraps up the week here by the Bay, thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

78 comments:

Wendy said...

Great finish! I would love the chance to win this chart. I have recently been introduced to this designer's work and love it all!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on your finish. Your sweet sampler looks terrific.

Heritage Hall said...

Just love the design and your "changes"....your work is,
as always, fastidious. Please include my name in the hat... A great start-up for next Christmas.
Gentility

Jennifer said...

Oh sweet Hag Claw, please draw my name for this incredible chart. Also, please overlook the fact that I have kept Edgar's "Upstairs/Downstairs" DVD set WAY TOO LONG. Be merciful and enter me in this give-a-way.

Unknown said...

Hag claw fees have gone up :)

Colleen said...

Oh, Edgar...I'm in love with this piece!! You are so FAST! I can't believe you finished this already. I just can't stitch and watch tv at the same time....haha. Love the changes you made and this piece would look good in any color.

Thanks for being so generous to share your pattern. I, too, make a copy of my charts and they get marked on...not the original.

Dede said...

Love the finished piece. And I would love to stitch it too! Thanks for offereing to pass it on!

~Judy~ said...

Oh My My....this is a beauty for sure! Loooove it. I would love to stitch one for myself. Thanks for the giveaway.

Judy

pj said...

Beautiful as always. Would look great in my house. Thanks for sharing. Pjstitcher

diamondc said...

Dearest Edgar: I like the changes you made I have done the same with some patterns in the past.
Beautiful I look forward to seeing it framed.
Please donot enter me in toyr giivaway it is a generous givaway but I need to get caught up on my wips and other kitted projects which are numerous.

Blessings
Catherine

Anonymous said...

Hi Edgar, congratulations on another gorgeous finish. I enjoy Beth's designs too. Thanks for the chance to win.
Lancy
ruddfam@centurylink.com

Melissa said...

Congrats on your finish, Edgar! It is truly beautiful! Those colours just sing!

I would love a chance to stitch this - thank you for your offer!

Jan said...

I love this project! I have been anxious to see it finished. As always, you did a superb job! Please put my name in the draw.

Mouse said...

ohhh well done its a gorgeous finish :) and I would love to be entered in to win it as its one I have drooled over :) thanks for the chance :) love mouse xxxx

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish Edgar. I would love to be entered the giveaway.

Linda

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful finish and great way to pay it forward.

Margaret said...

What a beautiful sampler. Wonderful changes to make it your very own.

What a great giveaway.Please enter my name for your draw.

Anonymous said...

Hi Edgar,
Beautiful finish on your sampler. I would love to participate in your giveaway as to get a chance to stitch it.
I read your interview on the SL blog nice to get to know you in this way.
Wilma Rutten
w.m.c.j.rutten@uvt.nl

Laura said...

Very festive and so pretty! Would love a chance to enter! Thank you!

Laura

ljmcd7 @ gmail.com

Vivian said...

Your finished piece is just lovely! I'm already picturing it on a piece of light green linen I have, wonder if that would work?

Thank you for the chance at making my own Christmas sampler.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your generous giveaway, Edgar. Your blog is always one of the first I read every day!

Karen in Maryland
kmkelch@comcast.net

Sandye said...

This is so pretty! Thank you for paying it forward.
Sandye

Jan Jones said...

As always Edgar you do such beautiful work. Congrats on another super finish. I'll pass on the giveaway I know others want it more than me.

Kay said...

This is so beautiful. I have never stitched anything by this designer before. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

Jodi S said...

Absolutely beautiful finish Edgar! I would love to be included in your drawing as I have fallen in love with this design as you stitched it! I have added many patterns to my collection based on your finishes!

Kielrain said...

That is a very lovely finish. Great work!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE your finish! Thank you for entering me in the drawing.

Jocelyn Thomson said...

Beautiful finish and I love the changes that have made it uniquely yours. Great work as always.
Thanks for the chance to be in the draw. Jocelyn

Paisley said...

A beautiful finish, Edgar! Please include my name in your drawing!

Phyllis said...

Great finish! I have not seen this design so please put my name in the drawing. Thank You!
gailxs@hotmail.com

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Just simply stunning Edgar and I'd be thrilled if the "Who Hounds" picked my name to stitch the pattern for myself. I also stitch from copies so the original charts stay in great condition. But it drives hubby nuts because he has to make the copies at work for me plus he has to enlarge them so my "old eyes" can see t. LOL!
Donna

Susan said...

Congratulations on another beautiful finish. While I love the pattern, please don't enter me into the give-away as I won't be able to get to it for a while and don't want to keep someone that can do it right away from being able to.

Catherine said...

Such a pretty finish!! How sweet of you to pass the chart on ~ I would love a chance to stitch this beauty! Thanks!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

What a gorgeous, stunning finish Edgar! I love it!! I don't need the chart so don't include me, I have a stash mountain here...LOL!

Kevin said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Edgar!!
Congrats on your first 2014 finish! Woo hoo!! I'm "almost" done with my first for this year .. Hoping to finish tonight, but might be tomorrow. Love the sampler by Beth. I love her designs which I credit YOU with introducing to me. Thanks. Happy weekend. Whatcha stitching next ?

Jonette said...

Absolutely beautiful! Would love to win this chart so I can stitch it too.

Mama Joan said...

Beautiful finish and your changes are always great:)

Have a great weekend.

valerie said...

What a pretty finish! It's very generous of you to pass on the chart. I would love a chance at it. I just love the alphabets!

Janice said...

Lovely work! I'd love to be added to the drawing for this sampler. As always, samplers are my favorites! Thanks!

Margaret said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! I love it!

Cathy said...

That is a gorgeous finish, and I'd love to stitch it myself! Thanks for the chance to do just that!
Cathy
CraftyCat

dq said...

Hi Edgar include me in your drawing please and make my day and pick me!
dq

tangerinedream73 said...

Edgar, very nice job on this piece. I have been admiring it ever since you started stitching on it. Please enter my name in your giveaway. Oh and I have been meaning to tell you how smart I think your new car is.


Amy Varnell-Miller

Sandy In Montana said...

Beautiful finish, Edgar. Just love the colors.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin', Sandy

Denise said...

This is a lovely piece! The colors
are magnificent and really make this sampler. Please add my name to
your very thoughtful giveaway.....

Barb said...

Just beautiful Edgar! I don't need to be in the drawing as I have the chart. I do like the changes you made. I am thinking this needs to be on my to do list for this year.

stitchinpeanut said...

Wonderful finish... would love to have this one for myself. Please add my name to the pot. Thank you for sharing this with us like this.

Nancy said...

Edgar your sampler is beautiful! No need to put my name in for the drawing - I have too many things to stitch already!

geeky Heather said...

It's beautiful, congratulations on the finish!! (Don't enter me for the draw...I already have eleventy-one Christmas band sampler designs in my stash =)

Rhonda B in Auburn said...

I do not know how many times I have ogled over this pattern to just not purchase it myself, but, now that I see your lovely finish I know that it is a "MUST HAVE". The colors are fabulous on the tea dyed fabric. Keep up the great work on your blog which is a daily must read for me. Thanks
Rhonda Baatz in Auburn IN

Kate said...

I've been waiting to see this finished and you haven't disappointed - it's stunning. I hadn't expected I would be seeing it so soon!
I'd love to enter your Hag Claw draw - what a great expression - thanks for the opportunity.

xstitchlibrarian said...

Hi Edgar - a truly beautiful finish, well done! I'd love to have a go at this design myself, so please enter me in the draw!

xstitchlibrarian said...

Hi Edgar, a truly beautiful finish- well done! I'd love to have a go at this design, so please enter me in the draw - Thank you!

Christine said...

That is a gorgeous finish Edgar, congratulations!

Karol Johns said...

What a great finish!! Looking forward to seeing your next start. Love to be entered in the drawing.

Chrie said...

Edgar! Great piece...would love a chance at the chart....your blog is always so fun and the recipes yummy! Wishing you and Rico all the best in 2014!

Chrie Gould, Salmon ID

Jan said...

Wonderful finish. Would love to do this for Christmas next year.

Jan

Blu said...

Great finish!

Anne said...

Happy belated New Years Edgar! Big congrats on your stunning finish. It's such a beautiful sampler. I would love to be entered in the draw! Good luck to everyone!

Merilde said...

The sampler is lovely - beautiful colors. I would love to entered in to the drawing. thank you for your generosity!
Lori

MartyG said...

Edgar, I would love to be entered. I have been admiring this as you stitched it. I am not sure if you can email me through my comment so have supplied my address below. MartyG
Stevemarty@msn.com

Lindsay said...

I've enjoyed watching this come to life and it looks fantastic now it's finished

Julie said...

STUNNING!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Edgar, it's beautiful! I love that it doesn't necessarily scream Christmas. You could totally leave it up all year long. Very nicely done, my friend!

needlenurse said...

Hi Edgar.....not entering but wanted to say how what a great job you did dyeing the fabric. The stitching is stunning, looks like a lot of eyelets. Please show it again after you have it framed.

Paula

Krista said...

Awesome finish, Edgar! This is such a happy design with a great message. Would love to be entered in your drawing! Happy New Year!

Angela CG said...

Beautiful finish. I would love the chance to stitch this chart! Thank you,

PretzelGirl75 said...

Wow! That's gorgeous, Edgar. Definitely one for the wish list! I'd love a chance to win it. Thanks for the giveaway!

I enjoy your blog. You are a great inspiration!!


Terri in Illinois

Melody said...

I would love to be included in your drawing! What a beautiful piece. Congrats on a lovely finish.

LindataxPA said...

I would love to be included in the drawing for this chart. How nice that you are passing it on, just as were the recipient from another stitcher.

capecodgirl565 said...

Love the Band Sampler, and gorgeous work as always. I would love a chance to win it, please throw my name in the bowl of destiny.

Julie said...

That is gorgeous! I would love to be included in your drawing! Thanks!

Mary said...

Hi Edgar! The finished piece is charming. Please throw my name inot the hat for the giveaway drawing.

Diana said...

Love your band sampler! Would like a chance to win the pattern.

Shelley said...

Hi, Edgar -
Once again, your intrepretation is flawless! Please add me to your drawing,
Thank you,
Shelley Collins

Carol R said...

Beautiful as always. Please enter me into the BOD!

Karen said...

Gorgeous Edgar, as always. I would love to sign up for the chart if not too late. Thanks!

Sherry B said...

I have been away from stitching for some time. I have recently been reading stitching blogs for inspiration and you certainly do that ! What beautiful work. I would love to win this give away. Thank you.