Saturday, November 19, 2016

Wicked Dance, 'Tis the Season

Hi all! Just got home from grocery shopping for our Thanksgiving meal. I can't believe it's almost the end of 2016 but after the year we've had, my daughter and I, 2017 can only be better!

I have a finish! Here's Wicked by Barbara Ana..

I'm not sure of the fabric I used but the floss is DMC variations and regular. The orange is called Chilean Sunset or #4130 and up close it has some pink in it and it's very pretty. The floss color of the key though I don't know as I lost the plastic sleeve it came in but I thought it was a good color for a key! I started this in 2014 and put it in time out because somewhere in the key handle is a counting mistake. I know where it's off but it doesn't really mess with how it looks. As for the date in the cartouche, I didn't know what to put in it because I misplaced the number graph that came with the chart. I didn't want the 1976 that the designer has on the model so I just stitched that 8 in there. I also shortened the web to the spider on the right so that it stayed in line with the bottom of the design. This is one cute design and just makes me want to stitch all the other Barbara Ana designs!

Giveaway time! My 6th Blogaversary is a few days before Christmas but I want to do this early enough in time. So sign up starts now and ends November 27th. I know everyone will be busy throughout next week. Open to followers on Blogger/Google and Bloglovin and I will mail overseas too. You have to let me know 3 things though:

1. Are you a linen stitcher or Aida stitcher? I have chart/fabric combos for either one. So you just  
    mention which one you would like and just the one.
2. What kind of candy do you like? It's cooled down now so I can mail chocolate!
3. Do you like Christmas-y scents and what kinds? Examples: baked goods scents, spruce/tree, 
    and so on.

This is a Prim kind of giveaway, the prizes are prim looking, rusty, etc. Here's what is for the linen crowd..

Comes with 32ct linen called for.

For the Aida stitchers is this LK chart of Santa with a nice chunk of 14ct dyed Aida

Winner gets their of choice of linen or Aida and all the goodies to go with it. If the winner chooses the Aida, then the linen package without goodies is still up for grabs and I will draw names for whoever chose linen in the first place and vice versa. Is that understandable? I don't know why my giveaways are so convoluted! 

It's a short post this time around. I spent most of my stitching time on Wicked so I have nothing else to show. As soon as I post this, I have to put together my exchange project. I don't know why I've been procrastinating on it but it has to be mailed on the 30th so I better get with it.

I just want to say Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate and Happy Stitching to those who don't. I'll be back on the 27th or 28th to announce the winners of the giveaway. Good luck and take care! I'll leave you with a funny picture of two Saguaro cacti Somewhere in Arizona. 
This is a hold up, Pardner!


  1. great give away, linen is the only way to stitch (yes i am a linen snob and love linen!)i like the threadwork prim pattern, i like anything sweet candy or cholcolate (no snobbery there!) i like citrus or pine scents and as i am the first to comment i do not expect to win so congratulations to the winner!

  2. Ha ha--love that cactus photo, Shelly! And what a cute finish--I think your idea of changing the date is a wise one. All that 1976 would remind me of is the Bicentennial :)

    Nice idea for a giveaway--I am a linen stitcher, love chocolate with nuts, and gingerbread or cinnamon scents. Thanks for the chance and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  3. Wicked looks great! I enjoy seeing what you are stitching. I'm a linen stitcher, but the santa design is cute. If I Should happen to win, I would pick it. I love dark chocolate and cinnamon and pine scents.

  4. Wicked is just great! I do love Barbara Ana's Halloween designs. I have a few charts that I need to stitch. I am a linen stitcher, I love dark chocolate or peppermint, and the smell of Christmas has to be a Christmas tree smell. I hope you have a terrific Thanksgiving!

  5. Wonderful celebration, 6 years. I love linen, any chocolate and Christmas pine scents. I do miss cutting down the Christmas tree and having a fresh tree every year.

  6. Wicked turned out too cute.
    I like linen, Jelly Bellys,and Baked goods or cinnamon-like scents.
    That cactus picture is too funny!
    Have a great Thanksgiving.

  7. I really like Wicked, especially the color of the key.
    Thanks for hosting an anniversary giveaway.
    I like linen and Aide, anything chocolate, Baked goods for me.
    Happy Thanksgiving.


  8. Hm I'm not sure I'm a follower on either of those- you are on my blog as blogs I follow. Funny cactus!! I like linen, chocolate and baking - just in case I am on one lol

    1. You're a follower, Jamie, so you are good to go!

  9. The cactus pic is just so darn cute!! Love your Barbara Ana project - she is just the best. I am currently stitching her All Creatures Great and Small, and I am loving it. I am a linen stitcher, love chocolate with nuts, and the smell of pine or cinnamon. Such a great giveaway. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy stitching and family. Blessings to you.........

  10. Love your Barbara Ana finish. Just finished her All Creatures Great and her designs. I like linen, chocolate for sure, especially chocolate with marshmallow and nuts! I love the smell of pine, or cinnamon, anything kind of spicy. Good Luck to all!

  11. A very pretty finish :)
    A very generous giveaway & good luck to all the participants!
    Please do not include me, I am just happy commenting about your latest finish.

  12. Oh, Barbara Ana is one of my favourite designers, wonderful finish ;)!! I stitch in aida and I love the dark chocolate.
    Good luck!!

  13. Really cool finish! Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. I love that cactus photo and your stitching is beautiful! I'm sure 1876 was a good year for witches.
    Please don't include me in your giveaway but good luck to all who enter!

  15. First of all....Happy 6th Anniversary and many many more.
    I love Wicked, great stitches
    I love linen, I love dark chocolate and I love piney, woodsy scents.
    That cactus photo is so funny
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  16. Lovely stitching! Here's a toast to 2017!