Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Finishes and a Give-Away

Last night I finished a little needlepoint piece I had set aside. It's "Desert Rose" by Laura J. Perin Designs. It's a freebie for Rainbow Gallery and the pattern is on this page. There are several of Laura's designs on the page, I want to stitch them all!

Of course the sparkle of the metallics doesn't show up on the photo :( I plan to mount this in a trivet to use with the desert rose dishes I collect.

I put the final stitches on Lauren's Voice saturday night while we were watching the Cowboys win the playoff game. Like how I got that little dig in there Phillie fans? Actually Philadelphia is one of my favorite teams, but if we're going to live in Arlington, I guess we should root for the Cowboys!

Now, on to the give-away part. I'm not one for re-stitching designs very often, so I'm giving away my copy of the Lauren's Voice chart by La-D-Da. I take very good care of my charts, so this one is virtually like new.

I will have a drawing on Sunday evening, January 17th. Simply add a comment to this post to receive one entry. Then anybody who is also a "follower" on this blog will receive a 2nd entry. Post a link to this give-away on your own blog to receive a 3rd entry. Just let me know in the comments that you did it. Thanks, and good luck!

P.S. The design was charted for NPS with a DMC conversion. I used the recommended DMC with 2 strands over 2 on 36 ct antique white linen and love how it came out.


Margaret said...

Oh I'd love to win this chart! I've always admired it. Congrats on finishing it! I thought I was a follower -- but I am now! lol!

Jackie said...

I love it too and would love to win. I'm a follower! The trivet project is so pretty and goes great with the dishes.

Have a great day.

devonaz said...

Oh I would love to win the chart and I am a follower already...thanks for having it..

Theresa said...

How nice of you to offer this chart!! I would love to enter the draw. I am a follower and will also post a link on my blog.
Both your finishes are so lovely!!! Thank you for hosting this giveaway~

Nancy said...

Lovely needlepoint, and it looks perfect with your dishes! Please enter me in your giveaway - I'm a follower. Thanks!

BizzieLizzie said...

WOW - incredible work!! Glad I found you through Etsy!

Siobhan said...

Wow, beautiful finishes! I love 'em both. What a neat idea about the trivet... very clever. I have a hard time thinking outside of the "this must be framed" box. I love the La D Da finish, too! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway, if you are sending overseas. If not, thanks anyway! :)

Gina E. said...

Well I think you know how much I admired this piece, and it is something I'd like to do as a gift for a friend who is having a hard time of things. So even if I don't win your copy, I'll have a look around for the chart elsewhere! Did you receive my email with the photo of the finches cross stitch?
I love your soon-to-be trivet! What a great match with the pretty china.

monique said...

I've never seen that design before... I love it! Please enter me into your drawing; thanks :)

Your NP finish is lovely! Makes me want to work on one of my NP wips tonight...