Friday, October 26, 2012

Almost Halloween & Blogoversary Giveaway!

*******Will do the drawing for giveaway winner on November 1st. I forgot that part. LOL *********

Oh Mylanta! It's almost Halloween and I haven't posted since the end of July. This new change on blogger is giving my computer and me fits. Well, the weather here in AZ is finally starting to cool down, YAY! We are in the upper 80's but the mornings and evenings are beautiful!

I have done quite a bit of stitching since my last post and not sure if I have all my pics on the computer so hopefully in the next couple days I can get it updated. LOL Just don't hold me to that. ;-)

******Well let's have a giveaway for my 5th Blogoversary! Today is my blogoversary and I almost missed it! I don't know what the prize will be yet, probably something made by me (will work on it this weekend). So all you need to do is post a comment on here, please leave an email so if you are the winner I can notify you, easy peasy!***********

Well, Diane and I did our Halloween exchange in Sept when we went to St Charles for the Celebrations of Needlework retreat/shopping/fun times. We had a blast the two of us. Always an adventure driving around a town neither of us knows, you just never know where we end up. Sonic was only 3 miles from the hotel and was in the GPS and we end up 20 miles at another Sonic thanks to GPS. LOL We just laugh and go along for the ride.  Here is the exchange that I stitched up for Diane (shamelessly stole Diane's pics).

And here is the exchange Diane gave to me. We did a stitched piece and we are both doing our own finishing on this one. I stitched Holey Sheet by Poppy Creations over 1. the sign is in glow in the dark braid. What a fun stitch!
Not many pictures were taken in St Charles as we did ALOT of shopping and stitching. LOL I also did receive my exchange from Jen for the Friends Stitching Through The Seasons exchange I run. She stitched Wicked freebie over 1 and made the cutest scissor fob for me along with lots of goodies.

Also for Halloween I started and finished/finished up Halloweenies by Plum Street Pudding. This was a fun quick stitch and made it into a cube finish.
Speaking of Plum Street Samplers, Paulette contacted me in late spring and asked if I could stitch up a model for her. So of course I said yes. It was just released in September called Vexation Sampler. When we were in St Charles for Celebrations we got to see the model all framed up and prettified. So, of course the dork I am took a picture with it. LOL It's the little things in life. Thanks again to Paulette for asking to me help her out, and I can honestly say I still don't know my multiplication tables. LOL
I will leave you all here for now and will get more pics uploaded to the computer hopefully this weekend. There are more Halloween finishes coming. :)


Jenn said...

Well, Happy Blogoversary, then!!!

Love the Halloweenies, too cute! Made me giggle!


Natasha said...

Love Halloweenies :) great finish! I am in two christmas exchanges and have to have them done by November 15 and I am only half way done with the first one eeekkk I need to get my behind in gear.

I am the worst with directions even with or without GPS

happy 5 years of blogging :)

Melissa said...

Hi Karen! I'm a new follower :) Just stumbled upon your blog! Gotta love blogland.

Those exchanges look marvellous!

Happy Bologoversary! 5 years! Wow!

Have a great weekend


Rebel Blossom @ Studio 2sixty said...

Happy, happy Blogoversary! I am a new blogger and have a hard time imagining blogging for 5 years! Good for you!
I enjoy your blog and will most definately be back.

Laurie Anne xx

Jodi S said...

Happy Blogversary! I enjoy looking at your finishes.

Laura Kampert said...

Happy Blogoversary! You go girl on getting all this stitching done. Why does it take me soooo long to finish one? I've been working on a cross stitch for more than 2 years now. lol

Michele said...

Happy Bloggiversary!!

Michele said...

Happy Bloggiversary!!

Kay said...

Love your Halloweenies! Thanks for the chance to enter & congrats!

Catherine said...

Happy Bloggiversary!!
Lovely post full of lots of eye candy! How fun that you stitched the model for Paulette!!
Thanks for the chance to enter ~ and here's to many more years!

Kim Reid said...

Happy 5th Blogoversary!
Wow! Fabulous exchanges and I love your stitchy finishes!
Thanks for the chance to win :)

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Stitchinowl said...

Nice to see you posting again! Happy 5th Blogaversary. Thanks for the fun giveaway.
Your Halloweenies is so cute!

~*Sharee*~ said...

Happy Blogoversary hun..time does fly doesn't it? I love the sampler you stitched; my it's a big Please enter me in your sweet giveaway..

Hugs, Shar

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogaversary. Your Halloweenies is wonderful. Such a cute chart.

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary and great exchanges! Would love a chance to enter your contest! Thank you!


lmcd7 @

Marilyn said...

Happy Blogaversary!
Great finishes and exchange goodies.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Patty C. said...

Fun exchange goodies ;)
Im a follower
Please include me in your mystery giveaway!

Renee G said...

Happy Blogaversary. I love the Halloweenie that you stitched

Cindy's Stitching said...

welcome back. the halloweenies is so cute. nice exchanges to. Happy blogversary. Please include me in the chance to win.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Glad you gals had fun - and beautiful PSS stitching (whew - a bigĂșn). Nice finishing, as always, too! Congratulations on five years of blogging, and thanks for the opportunity to win something crafted by you!!

Nancy M said...

Looks like some great exchanges you gave and received! I bought the Halloweenies for 2 friends that each have Dachshunds. One has 5!!! I told them I would have them done by next year. I hadn't thought of a cube finish! I'll have to ask what they think. I'm sure it was a thrill to see your model there on display!

Terri said...

It was sooooo good to see you today! Your Halloween finishes were the bomb ;) Happy blogoversary :D

Kathy A. said...

Congrats on your 5th anniversary.
I would love to win something stitched by you. Please add me.

Fiona said...

Happy Blogoversary. Your exchanges look great. Sounds like you and Diane had a great time. Missed you last week at the beach.

Carolyn NC said...

Great exchanges and finishes! Congrats on the wonderful Vexation Sampler. Sounds like a great trip!

MommyDearest said...

First, Happy 5th!! That's a long time in blog land!!
Second, LOVE LOVE all the finishing you have done lately!! You are so talented! I wish I lived close so we could stitch together and maybe some of our talent would rub off onto me!!
Third, Great exchanges! Isn't it fun when you get a great exchange..opening that package not knowing what will be in it??
Fourth, I would LOVE to win your little giveaway so please enter my name. Feel free to add it multiple times...LOL!
Thanks in advance for doing the give away and sharing yourself in blog land!!

Ellen said...

Happy Blogoversary! Sure would love to join your giveaway, thank you for the chance!

Love Halloweenies, beautiful stitching and finishing!


Anonymous said...

Happy blogoversary!

Beautiful stitching!

- Outi

Kay said...

I have just discovered your blog too, congrats on 5 years of blogging. I am especially happy to have seen Halloweenies, one of my closest frinds has 2 dachsunds and this would be perfect for her. I will have to hunt it down over the internet.

Tammy said...

Love those wiener dogs!!! What great finishes!