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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Why must one have a title anyway?

Hello friends!  Whewie!  Is it evermore windy here in NC today.  I went outside to take a few pictures and it felt like the hair was going to blow right off of my pointy head. 
 This little guy looked like he was hanging on for dear life.  I just love how he is all hunkered down on the fence.

I did a little finishing this morning.  Here is the 4th Lizzie Kate Halloween Rules ornament.  I was supposed to have all 12 of them finished by now.  You know what they say about the best laid plans doncha?  This will be the last one for this year as I am pretty much in full on Christmas stitching mode now.  I'll start back on them in January and hopefully finish them all in 2013.  (I heard you laughing!)


I finished the Plum Street Samplers piece into a simple pillow.  I auditioned several trims but in the end just decided to add a button to each corner and call it done.  This will be a nice addition to my Thanksgiving mantle display.


I just noticed I now have 200 followers!  Thank you all so much for visiting my little corner of the web.  I really appreciate all your encouragement and friendship.  I do believe a little giveaway is in order.  How about I stitch or sew a little something just for the winner?  If you would like to be included, please leave a comment on this post.  You must be a follower of my blog as this is a giveaway for my followers only.  I will draw a name next Saturday and then get busy making something especially suited for the person who wins. 

Wishing you all a fabulous week!

54 comments:

msmartello said...

Hi Myra,

I would love to be included in your giveaway. You make such gorgeous things.

Maureen

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Hello Myra! Just stopping by to say hello and seeing how things are going in your stitching world. You have been keeping busy. Love the scarecrow ornament.

Deb said...

Your two finishes are great. I like the bottons in the corners of the second piece. I'd love to be included in your giveaway! Congratulations on 200 followers. I hope that you're not in the path of this big storm. It sounds like it's going to be a monster.

pj said...

Love your blog and always drool at your finishes. I would love to own something you stitched! congras on 200 followers and I am sure there are many more out there.

Happy Fall!

pjstitcher

natalyK said...

Love your finishes and I especially love the buttons. Perfect touch! Stay safe

Jennifer said...

Congrats on 200! Hopefully Sandy will leave you soon. Stay safe!

Anne said...

I like your "title" for this post...have often thought that myself! Love that little cardinal! So fluffy! Beautiful finishes and I especially like the Give Thanks piece. I have this kitted in black but I really like how you stitched it!! Congrats on reaching 200 followers!

cucki said...

Aww I love the little guy so much :)
I love your finishes so much..
I so much wanted to have your sweet treasure in my happy cove ..
Stay safe xxx

Kaisievic said...

Please include me in your giveaway - what a privilege it would be to win a piece of your stitchery. I love your cardinal - so sweet.

hugs, Kaye

P.S. I am a follower.

Heather said...

I love how you added the buttons in the corners. I will have to do that on one of my finishes. Love the picture of the cardinal. ;o)

Deborah said...

Love both finishes! The buttons are great. Stay safe.

Kathy A. said...

Pretty, pretty finishes. I think the buttons are the perfect finish.
I would love to be included in your giveaway hon.

Stay safe.

CalamityJr said...

Beautiful bird - hope he can stay hunkered down! Love your finishes as always and would be thrilled to win your giveaway. Congratulations and thank you!

Simple Pleasure said...

Myra
Your two finishes are wonderful...I am especially drawn to the Thanksgiving pillow, as this is a favorite holiday...no presents but great food...the pennies along the edge make the piece even more appealing!
Please enter me in your giveaway.
I spent the day readying for the arrival of Sandy...now we just pray.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Mouse said...

awww poor wee birdie on the fence ... looks like he is going to be blown off ...
love the finishes and I didn't laugh ... well not too much ... I have exactly the same problem ..lol
would love to have something stitched and finished by you as I have drooled mouse like of course over many of your creations :)
take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxx

Lisa V said...

Both your finishes are lovely.
Such a pretty bird photo too.
I would love to be included in your giveaway please, I am already a follower.
many thanks

Faye said...

Bad hair day here too.... Blew my hair doo all to pieces!!...And, love love love those finishes my dearie..... purdy!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous, love them! Love to be included in your giveaway, thank you!

Happy Halloween!

Hugs,

robindefender said...

Your stitching looks great! The wind is something, isn't it? And we aren't even in the dangerous areas!

Please count me in for your giveaway.

Barb said...

Love your finishes! I enjoyed seeing the cardinal. I was so surprised to learn that we have no cardinals in Wa, not sure why-maybe they just never made it this far. Please include me in your give-away and congratulations all the followers.

Karen said...

Nice job Myra....love the little LK pillow too! Hope the wind and rain don't cause you too many problems!

happy stitching...

Peggy Lee said...

The buttons are an excellent accent to that little pin pillow. I love both of your finishes.
I would be honored to have something you have made! Please enter me in your giveaway.

:o)

Miss LindaLee said...

My goodness Myra! What a wonderful blog you have here. I just happen to find it through another blog this evening. I am now one of your followers and I would love to join in for your giveaway.

So glad I stopped in, and I'll be back often to visit.

MissLindaLee from Cross’N My Stitches

Carol said...

Oh, that poor little cardinal-he certainly looks windblown, but I'm relieved that you escaped the worst of the storm, Myra. Lovely finishing on your two latest pieces... I hope to stitch Give Thanks myself this coming month :)

Of course, I would love to receive something handmade by you--please throw my name in the hat!

Becky said...

Your finishes are really inspiring - that's definitely something I'm committing to working on in the new year. I'd love to be considered for your give-away. Hope you've battened down the hatches and stay safe!

Patty C. said...

Wonderful work!

Solstitches said...

Both of these pillows are lovely.
The LK is so cute.
Congrats. on 200+ followers. I'd love to enter the draw please.
Margaret

Chris said...

Beautiful finishes Myra!
I love seeing all the trims :)
Congratulations on your 200 followers!
Have a great week!

Shirlee said...

I thought I was the only person who used "hunker down" to describe, well, hunkering down : ) Lovely finishes! Congratulations on reaching 200 followers. Do include me in the drawing : )

Siobhán said...

Your finishes are wonderful! Congratulations on reaching 200! :) I love that pic of the bird--definitely describes the weather! I hope you stay safe and dry.

Maggee said...

Poor little birdie! Yesterday I watched mourning doves clinging to the wires by my home, during the storm! Wonder how they are now?? Congrats on 200 followers! Please include me in your drawing. You do such beautiful work, it would be an honor to receive a gift! Stay safe! Hugs!

barbara said...

Wonderful finishes!!

Vickie said...

I love Give Thanks. It looks perfect Myra. You have such wonderful skills, please include me in your giveaway. Thank you.

Ullhärvan said...

Please include me in your giveaway! Your making such beautiful things!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Oh, the little cardinal - he's practicing what all the easterners should be doing - hunkering down!
Great finishing - and I think the buttons are perfect!

Be well -- and safe!

Kay said...

I am totally in awe (jealous, lol!)of your finishing skills. Everything turns out so cute. Thanks for the chance to enter your drawing!

lynda said...

I am a new follower and love your finishes...so cute! Please add my name to your giveaway drawing. Thanks so much!

McKenna C. said...

What a fun idea! I just found your blog through Kitten Stitching, and would love to be entered!

Thanks!
~McKenna
mckmuff@gmail.com

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh I love the red bird !

bisous dE FRANCE

butterfly said...

Congratulations on reaching 200 followers .
Love your Autumn stitching and you finish.
What a sweet bird oh how I would love to have those birds right here how beautiful.
Would love to join in the giveaway your work is so lovely. Please stay safe, hugs.

Debbie said...

What a cute picture of the cardinal! It does look like he is "hunkered down".

Please enter me in your giveaway! I just cherish pieces stitched by others, I guess because I know the time and thought invested.

Debbie in Kansas

Catherine said...

Oh that sweet cardinal!! Hope he was able to hang on!
You finishes are always so wonderful to see ~ love how that Plum Street piece turned out!

Catherine said...

Forgot to say, congrats on 200 followers!! Knowing how wonderful your stitches are, I would love to be included in your drawing!

Sally said...

Awww poor little birdy! He does look like he's hanging on tightly.

Your finishes are absolutely beautiful.

Teresa S. said...

I love the simple finish with the buttons in the corners-if you don't mind, I'll probably "borrow" the idea :)

Congrats on reaching 200 followers-you certainly deserve it!

Throw my name in for the giveaway too!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

I love the way you finish your pieces - please include me in your drawing

tangerinedream73 said...

Myra,

Love love love your stitching and sewing. I have always wanted one of your sewn ort containers. I hope I win, your projects are always lovely. Congrats on your milestone!


Amy Varnell-Miller

Christine said...

Congrats on 200 followers! I would love to be included in your giveaway. Your stitching and finishes are beautiful!

~*Sharee*~ said...

Congrats hun..I love your finishing; wish I could do this..lol I have a "stack" of stitching I need to "finish"..:) Please enter me in your drawing hun...

Hugs,
Shar

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

I too love your ability to finish so many gorgeous pieces and would love to enter your give away :)

Emma said...

I would love to be included please :)

Christina said...

Best laid plans? Oh yes, I know ALL about them, only too well!
I love the PSS finish. Would you believe I've never stitched one of her designs? I have several in my stash so must remedy that very soon.
Thank you for including me in the giveaway - so exciting! :0)

Pat Matejcek said...

I would love to have a chance at your giveaway. I would love to own one of your stitched treasures. Thanks for the chance.

Jackie said...

Myra, your finished are delightful as always! I wish I had 25% of your talent!