I have decided it is time…..actually, way past time, for a giveaway.
I am deep in the throws of crafting. I can't seem to get enough…nor enough time.
There is soooo very much out there! So many clever blogs…so many creative gals…
So Much FUN!
My daughter-in-law (daughter-in-love seems to describe her much better;) has offered to help me
establish my first ever Etsy shoppe…tomorrow. YaY!
I can't tell you exactly what will be offered there …most likely a hodge podge of
sweet "Christie-fied" things….according to the "craft of the day/week"
Now on to the giveaway details…
My dear friend Sharon saw the photos of some of my first silk ribbon embroidery projects and
mentioned what a great idea it would be if I offered one for a blog giveaway. Well, she is just
the sweetest most clever gal, hailing from Alabama, and she never has a bad idea…they're all
Now, I put a lot of thought into this…HA! Actually it hit me as I began a little project this morning.
After a dream of a trip to New England at the beginning of October, which included a tour of Tasha
Tudor's cottage and gardens…I haven't been able to shake the "Tasha Affect" (Effect/Affect..hmmm
my sister is much better at these things:)
As I began to stitch those pretty pink roses (referred to as Dog Roses in the tutorial) I was
immediately reminded of the sweet pink book cover…A is for Annabelle. Then I thought of
Tasha's secret garden…imagining it filled with her beloved forget-me-nots.
*****Have you seen them in the video Take Joy? My goodness they're beautiful****
My mind was racing, then…
While at the Rookery, I did a bit of shopping…how could I not! And I acquired a bundle of
the fabric from A Child's Garden of Verses. The Green Gingham matched the silk leaves on
the piece, and I cut a square to serve as the backing.
I will post photos here as soon as my technological support returns from the store….
He is truly a computer/technology genius:)
Here we go…
Roses and Forget-me-Nots
Tiny vintage buttons...
DMC floss embroidered "wreath"
Signed and dated by Yours Truly…
I love these hanging on pretty cabinet knobs or even on a Christmas tree…
(Year Round Sweetness)
All you need to do to enter the drawing for the giveaway, is to leave me a friendly comment, introduce yourself, if you'd like, for I really have no idea who stops by for a visit, if they don't leave a nice little note.
I must confess my posts are often few and far between.
Lots of life going on in this tiny little cottage.
I'm sure you all can relate.
You can find my presence, more consistently, on Facebook, as it is
quick and easy to upload photos and comment via my smart phone.
If you are new here, feel free to peruse the archives and get to know me a bit better.
Now it's your turn…..
(Only one comment per person will be added to the drawing)
Christie Jones Ray