Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year Giveaway

Happy New Year!

I am starting 2013 with a giveaway to thank all my blogger friends for your visits, lovely comments, inspiration and friendship. The parcel will include charts, stitching goodies and something stitched by me! Here are the charts!



No picture of the goodies and stitched piece as I have yet to decide what to include in the bag ha ha! Just be a follower and leave a comment on this post, I will draw a winner on January 19th.

Now on to the stitching stuff. I started Dorothy Walpole on Boxing Day. I love stitching with silks, they are so soft and smooth. Here is my progress posted on Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year blog on Dec 28.

Fabric: 40ct Sand Linen
Thread: AVAS silks

A closer look! I am enjoying this sampler and had made further progress. Will update when I have a chance to take some photos!



Next an update of the hardanger SAL piece hosted by Abi of The Stitch Specialists. We have progressed to part 11 of this SAL, lot of cutting and fillers.


I love these fillers!



I would like to leave this post with  pictures of my last finish for 2012. The French design is from a Japanese magazine Idees Vol 16. My friend will help me to sew it into a pouch as shown in the book.

Fabric: 28ct Blue Jubilee
Thread: DMC 803, 915


Thank you for your visits! Please remember to join my giveaway!

Happy Stitching in 2013!

Hugs,
Ellen


33 comments:

Chris said...

Happy New Year Ellen!
Dorothy looks great as do your other projects!

Mii Stitch said...

Best Wishes for 2013! Love your work on the hardanger SAL, it is beautiful!! Count me in your giveaway, you're offering some lovely charts!!!

Denise said...

Happy New Year Ellen! I love you Hardanger piece its beautiful. Please count me in your giveaway!
Happy Stitching
Denise

lynda said...

Your new sampler is looking lovely! I would love a chance in your giveaway...thanks so much!

Solstitches said...

Your Hardanger work is gorgeous Ellen.
Dorothy Walpole is beautiful. I'm wishing I'd chosen that design to stitch.
You are offering some lovely charts - would love to enter.
Thanks.
Margaret

gracie said...

Love the pictures. The Hardanger piece looks lovely...please drop my name into the draw....

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

très bonne année 2013 ! bisous bisous

jonette said...

Your stitching is beautiful! Would love to win!Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

I just wanted to thank you for commenting on my blog. I love what you stitch, been looking through your blog. Beautiful! Please don't include me in your giveaway -- I'm new to your blog and just wanted to say hi. Looking forward to seeing you in Nicola's SL Year!

Kimberly Scott said...

Lovely giveaway, please count me in. Your stitching looks lovely

Jodi S said...

The Hardanger is beautiful! Nice start on the projects as well. I have yet to try silks but hope to this year! Please include me in your generous giveaway to start 2013! Happy New Year and best wishes for 2013!

Patty C. said...

Happy New Year
Great Giveaway!

Katy said...

Happy New Year! Please count me in on your giveaway, and I will link to it on my blog!

Diana said...

Dorothy Walpole looks like a great design and your start with the silks is very pretty! I,ll be watching your progress'
Please enter me in your great giveaway.

Anne said...

Happy new Year Ellen!! Love your progress on Dorothy Walpole. Silks are so wonderful to stitch with aren't they?! The hardanger piece is truly amazing. White on white is so beautiful! That little Paris pouch will be darling! I would love to be included in your giveaway!!

Lillie said...

Happy New Year Ellen !
As always am mad about your Hardanger project ! LOL
Beautiful progress on Dorothy W

And plese put my name in the draw
for your lovely giveaway.

Thanks !

Theresa said...

May I say WOW on your hardanger SAL?! It is looking amazing!!!!!!!

I would love to be included in your giveaway!!! Thank you for the opportunity!!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Tatkis said...

Happy New Year and thank you for the giveaway!
I love your hardanger SAL process!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Sally said...

Lovely new start and your final finish for 2012 is gorgeous.

Lovely giveaway but I won't enter as I've already stitched one of the charts.

Brigitte said...

Oh great, you are also a member of Nicola's SAL. It's a great idea, isn't it? You made a nice start on Dorothy. I don't have my charts yet, they are still underway. But as soon as rhey are here I'll start hte SAL too.
Your finishes are gorgeous!

Brigitte said...

I just wanted to add - don't include me in the give-away (which is most generous) because I always have a lot of trouble with German customs when I get something from abroad.

Nicola said...

How nice for you to have a giveaway. Please include me.

Carol said...

Ellen, your hardanger piece is exceptionally pretty... I'm always amazed at those of you who are brave enough to tackle all of that snipping. I would be terrified!!

Pretty new start for the SAL, too.

I'd love to be included in your generous giveaway--thanks so much for the chance... And Happy New Year!

Elaine said...

Oh Ellen your hardanger piece is beautiful and lovely start on your pretty SAL.
I would love to enter your give-away. Hugs!

N. Adri said...

I found your blog through the Christmas Ornament SAL. Your chross stitch and hardanger works are very beautiful! And this is a wonderful giveaway! I would like to be the lucky winner. :-) Please, enter me. Happy New Year and greetings from Hungary,
Adri.

Ellen S said...

Love your new start!!The stitching is beautiful!! I have just become a follower and would love to be entered in this great giveaway!!

Happy 2013!!!

Ellen

Suzanne said...

I hope you had a great Christmas and new year! Your hardanger piece is so beautiful. Nice start on Dorothy.

Please count me in on your giveaway, thanks.

natalyK said...

Happy 2013! I would love to be included in your fabulous giveaway. I love the stitching progress you have made and the finished piece is beautiful.

Linda said...

Great stitching. I am a follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Linda

Patty C. said...

So sweet to start 2013 with generosity !!!! Happy Stitching

Wagapapa said...

Please enter me in your lovely giveaway.
Thanks for the chance. Have a nice day :D
xoxo

Wagapapa said...

Ops, I forgot to mentions I'm also having a giveaway on my blog, feel free to visit me and enter on it.

Isadarena said...

Thank you very much again for your lovely comment on my blog.
I wish you and your beloved ones a very Happy New Year 2013 : may this new year bring you Health, Happiness and a lot of pleasant stitchy moments :)
Your new Sampler looks nice and be sure I am going to follow your blog.
I wish you a nice Sunday,
Isa