Friday, May 21, 2010

Stockings anyone??

Greetings dear friends and blogging buddies!~ Finally, we don't have rain in today's forecast!! At least last I heard. I hoping things will dry out here this weekend. It is supposed to be 90 degrees here Sunday, so we shall see.
I stitched up Lake House Catch from BBD , I think I started it Saturday night and then finished it up on Monday or Tuesday. It will be framed and will go in my small bathroom. The pattern came from Shirley and then I used the linen that Catherine sent me and it matches the design perfect! I loved working on this linen and it had almost a wool feel to it. Very nice. Thanks girls!!

Now for the BBD stockings.... I would like to start a little stocking exchange using the BBD patterns. As I mentioned , I will be doing this through my blog until I see that there will be enough interest to keep it going. These are my thoughts. You can stitch any BBD stocking from the monthly series , seasonal series, designs from JCS ornament issues, you get the idea. The actual stocking designs would be ideal ,however , if you would like to join in but do not have any of the stocking patterns, you may chose elements from BBD charts and make a stocking from that, so long as it is BBD. You will need to stitch on linen or evenweave. Just be creative and have fun. This will be done like the usual exchange, the person you receive from will be different from the one you send to. I will have either my son or my husband match up the names so as not to show favoritism. Since we won't know what season of stocking we will be receiving, it is key to let me know if you don't like certain things . Like if you don't celebrate Christmas or Halloween and prefer not to receive those designs, let me know so I can let your partner know, to ensure you will receive something you like. This will be for the stockings only , no extras. I will be taking names for the first go around up until May 31st. Let's set the mailing date for June 3oth. That will give a full month to get the stocking finished. You ,of course, could mail it out as soon as you wanted to . Serious stitchers only please. If you are interested , send me an email with your name, address and blog URL . You do not have to have a blog to join, it will just make it easier for your partner to know what you like. As of now, those I have that are interested live in the US but it is not restricted to that.
I'm glad that you all are having fun with the giveaway. Remember, if you live somewhere where these shows were not shown, you can Google the answers. If you would like to enter you can do that here.

Thanks for all of your wonderful comments and emails! They mean a lot!!
'till next time,
don't be a stranger,


  1. I think that your rain has come our way! Seems like we've gotten a lot of it lately.

    Love your little finish! There is nothing better than a quick stitch, is there. You will have to post it again when you get it framed.

    And I wish I could join you on the stockings - I just love them but stitching time has been limited to just an hour here and there! :o(

  2. You know you can count me in on the stocking exchange~~~ Love the idea, Faye

  3. Wow that is a fast finish. Lovely too. I am having to cut out exchanges due to a stitching pledge I have made with my friend for the next six months so exchanges are out for me but the idea sounds lovely. Hope it goes well. x

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  5. Lovely finish! Love the BBD stockings, but they'll have to wait for a better time. Good luck!

  6. I love it!! I have had this chart waiting for me to stitch it... thanks for the nudge. I'll have to get the book out. ;)


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