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Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Day of Finishing and a Surprise

I spent part of my day doing some finishing. I will say that my talent lies with the stitching not the finishing. First, is a pinkeep. The fabric that it's laying on is what's on the back.
Another little pinkeep.

These two ornies are my favorites.

This is my WIP. I can see a finish fairly soon. The picture doesn't show how really beautiful this design is. I added 4 more colors for the leaves.

Now for the surprise! I scored two of these lovely new Gingher scissors. All the Joann Fabrics in my area are already sold out. My good fortune can also be your good fortune. I am going to give a pair away.

1. Leave a comment on this post only for one vote.
2. You must be a follower or a new follower, so please join. Leave an another comment for a second vote.
3. If you blog about this giveaway on your blog leave a third comment for another vote. I will draw a name on September 10th. Good luck! As always, I am blown away all the comments that are left for me. Enjoy the rest of this holiday weekend and Happy Stitching.

62 comments:

carol fun said...

All your finishes are so pretty! I love Halloweeny stuff! You have been one productive stitcher!

Ellen said...

Your stuff looks great. Looking forward to seeing them on Wed.

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

I think you do a good job at finishing! I've not yet attempted a pinkeep. I love the halloween designs.

Shari said...

everything looks wonderful! Don't be so hard on yourself!! Finish/finishing is hard!!! You did great!! I love your almost finished WIP. Won't be long!!!!!!
Wow, those scissors seem to be a hit! I have seen them on lots of sites!

chris_stitch said...

Good Morning Deborah!
Your finishing looks great. I think we are always more critical of our own work. I always think I could of done a better job, but then next year when I pull out those ornaments I think wow, I really like the finishing on that one.
Congratulations on scoring the scissors. I have gotten to the point that I don't even bother making the trip to JoAnn's in Greensboro, they NEVER have the scissors. And Gingher is here in town!?!

Have a great holiday!
Chris

Myra said...

Well I think your finishing looks fabulous and you know I love those Halloween designs. I would love to be entered in your drawing. My JoAnn's never has the Gingher scissors.

Parsley said...

WHOO HOOO! I'd love to be entered!

Okay but I have to say too that your projects are AHHH MAZING! I like the Halloweenie ones but am very excited about this Thanksgiving one you are doing. I haven't seen this one around.

Hillery said...

I think your finishing is just wonderful. I know what you mean though. I have only finished finished a couple pieces myself, I do need a little more practice.
I would love to be entered in your giveaway. You are very generous.

Hillery said...

And I am a very new follower, yesterday I think.
Thanks again

Karen said...

Love your Halloween finishing! I just love the BC Halloween sheep...hadn't seen that one and it is too cute!

Great giveaway for the scissors too...don't include me but good luck to one lucky stitcher!

Danielle said...

I am with you about finishing. My talent lies in the stitching also. I have someone else do my finishing/framing now as it caused me WAY too much stress. Oh, I love those scissors! I don't own a single pair of Ginghers! Yes, I can hear the collective gasp now. Please enter me in the drawing.

Danielle said...

I am a follower of your blog, so please put a second entry in for me for these wonderful scissors! Thanks.

natalyK said...

Deborah, You did score big time! I would love to be entered.

natalyK said...

Already am a follower in blog land and in person LOL!
Great finishes just in time for Halloween!

Sherry said...

Boy, my JoAnne's never has anything but plain scissors - these are nice!! Count me in, please.

Sherry said...

I am a new follower - found you through Thread Gatherer's blog...another to put on my "must read" list! Nice finishes...I love the pumpkin!

Sherry said...

You are now listed in my "giveaway" section....check it out on my blog!

Robin said...

Great finishes and I your sampler is very pretty! BTW, I'd love to give those scissors a home. :) I've been a follower for awhile...and I really enjoy reading your blog!

Sally said...

I love your little pinkeeps and ornies. Your BRD sampler is looking gorgeous.

Margaret said...

I love all the finishes you've had recently! You're so generous to have a giveaway. Thanks!

Margaret said...

I'm a follower too. Thought I already was! :D

Heidi said...

I think your finishing looks really wonderful Deborah. Do not be too hard on yourself because your work is beautiful! Congratulations on all the finishing but also on the fast progress of your WIP. That is really moving quickly. I would love to be entered into your giveaway and, as you know, you just won my surprise finishing giveaway.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Kim said...

Wow love the scissors and enjoy your blog! Please enter me - thank you!

Stray Stitches said...

I love the sampler you are working on! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Stray Stitches said...

I have been a follower for awhile now.

Catherine said...

Your finishes are all soooo cute!!

Those scissors are beautiful and I'd love to give them a home!

Catherine said...

I'm a follower!

Annie said...

Fabulous finishes. You are ready for fall!

DonnaTN said...

I think you do great finishing. I love your Halloween things and your wip is wonderful. I would love to be included in your scissor give away.

Phyllis said...

Of course I'd like to be entered in your drawing. You've got me started on a scissor stash! Love your ornaments. Hope you bring them with you on Wed. so we can all ooh and aah. -Phyllis

Carol said...

Such cute Halloween finishes--you've really been busy this week!! I think your finishing is wonderful, Deborah--I get so nervous about mine, too, but everything seems to turn out fine in the end.

And I'd love to be entered into your Gingher scissors giveaway--thanks for the chance :)

Carol said...

I'm already a follower, too :)

Stray Stitches said...

I included your giveaway in my blog today!

http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/

Pumpkin said...

I'd say you're a great finisher Deborah! I have to say that I do love the pumpkin one the best though ;o)

Oh wow! Are these a new design? I've never seen them before. PLEASE enter my name and I have been a follower for awhile now :o)

yardsailor said...

You know I will follow you anywhere!! Enough with the Halloween stuff already!

Lois said...

What great finishes Deborah! I know how you feel about the finishing, stitching the piece is fine but doing the actual finishing is a different matter! Your finishing looks fantastic and great progress on your WIP. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

Sylvia said...

Love your Fall finishes. I love the new scissors from Gingher, but can't find them - so I would love to win some... thanks for entering me.

ohiofarmgirl said...

I love your ornaments...I have a few to get finished too!!! Please enter me into your giveaway...love the scissors! Dianntha

ohiofarmgirl said...

Oh...I did become a follower!!! Dianntha

April Mechelle said...

Finishes are Great !! I love the scissors !! Very unusal.

HollyXSing said...

I haven't seen these Gingher's before! I have all the other ones...believe it or not! Can you put my name into the hat for a chance? Thank-you, Holly

April Mechelle said...

I been a follower for awhile now. I love you blog !!

HollyXSing said...

I just became a follower, too...does that give me another chance???? Thanks, -Holly

Kathy said...

Your Halloween finishes are just wonderful!

I would love to be included in your drawing. I have been following your blog for a while but am now an official follower. :)

Vonna said...

What a pretty, bunch of finishings - I think they all look great! And that WIP is beautiful :)
I wish everyone good luck on those scissors you are giving away. They are gorgeous!

Hazel said...

I would love a chance at winning the scissors! Please enter me. Love your finishes - so cute. x

Hazel said...

and I am a follower too! x

Talin's Corner said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. You can never have too many scissors.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful finishing!

Faye said...

These scissors are absolutely beautiful~~~ Count me in on your most fantastic giveaway~~ Faye

Faye said...

And of course I am a follower~~~ Thanks again for the chance and keep up the great work~~ Faye

Simple Pleasure said...

I've been following your blog for awhile...just became an official follower! Please enter me in your great giveaway!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia
duaquilino@yahoo.com

Simple Pleasure said...

I LOVE your creations for Halloween...getting me inspired to start stitching again...somehow I manage to get away from this joy during the heat of the summer?????
Please allow me another chance to win the Ginghers!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia
duaquilino@yahoo.com

Daffycat said...

Oooo, I'm behind in my blog reading...I'm glad I didn't miss entering your giveaway!

OMG I love your Halloween ornaments ~ simply awesome, and perfect finishing.

Ellen said...

Great scissors! Would love a chance to own this pair.

Gorgeous pinkeep and ornies! I am not a great one at finishing.

Hugs,

Ellen said...

Just become your follower! Looking forward to more finishes.

Hugs,

Berit said...

I think OCT 31 is my favorite, but they are all GREAT~! The Boo Sheep ornament (with his eyemask) is too cute, and I love the finishing on it!

I'd love to be included in your giveaway! My Joann's never has them in stock, either. I looked and looked but never found a pair of the Mia from last year (they were M.I.A.! lol!) Now, the needlepoint store has them, but they are charging $39! EEp!

Linda in MA said...

Deb, please enter me in the drawing for the scissors. Looks like your blog is growing in visitors!

Patty C. said...

I am sooooooo excited that I didn't miss this opportunity. What a lovely pair of scissors - I would love to be included

Take Care

Patty C. said...

I am a follower ;)
Your Ornies are too cute - I am just starting my fall projects - so far all for exchanges

Hugs ;)

Elaine said...

Oh dear I hope I'm not too late. My internet has been down so I;m way behing on my blog reading. I would love a chance to win those gorgeous scissors. I am a follower.
I always struggle with my finishes, yours look perfectly beautiful to me. The Halloween ornies are sooo cute!
Have a nice week-end.

trillium said...

I,m too late for the giveaway, but wanted to tell you the ornaments look lovely.