Thursday, December 15, 2011

Framed and Finished Part 2 & Contest Announcement

I was going thru my stash with my girls a couple of weeks ago and came across this piece already completed... I think it came out of a book I used to have (anyone know?) and believe it's stitched on Monaco fabric.  Took this one to Michael's for framing and love the color mat and silver frame.  This one will stay in the Amaro house and has already been hung up off the kitchen.

This one is from Cross Country Stitching circa 2000 and was another one I found completed and tucked away in my stash that the girls wanted me to frame.  Many, MANY winter Sunday afternoons were spent stitching this one and I love that Katie & Mary asked me to frame it and put it up.  My favorite part is the sheep--so cute!  Love this frame from Michael's and I love the way it looks with the details on the baskets in the design.

Bringing Christmas Joy by Stitcher's Hands:  did this one on Monaco last January and was SO HAPPY to put it up this year!  LOVE the buttons from Just Another Button Company and ordered all of it from  This one will not be leaving my house either. :)  I think I went thru a whole skein of that red.

CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT:  "Double or Nothing"
As of this second I have 6 followers.  Not too shabby considering at the beginning of the week I was wondering if I was going to be talking to myself in cyberspace, haha!  If by Noon tomorrow I have my follower count doubled to 12, I'll pick a winner randomly and that person will win Lizzie*Kate's Snowman 2010 (chart only) as shown in my second blog posting.  Thanks for reading, help me get the word out, and good luck!  ~Nicole


  1. Well I REALLY hope you get 6 more people because I would LOVE to win that cute guy!

  2. Welcome to the world of blogging, Nicole! I just became a follower.

    Beautiful stitching!

  3. ooh how lovely :) I hope you'll reach the 12 followers :)

  4. hello and welcome dear,its me cucki.. i am your friend and follower too from south africa,,
    beautiful stitching :) i love your sweet projects so much..
    congratulations for reaching the follower so happy for you..
    big hugs cucki xx

  5. With me you have now reached 17. Welcome to the world of blogging.

    Your stitching is beautiful.

  6. Hi and congratulations on reaching 12.......may you double by tonite! I love your finishes. Michaels does a nice job.

  7. Count me in too, this is a great idea I may have to steal it.

  8. WOW... can't believe how quickly it doubled! :) Thank you all for your kind comments and emails! I've been stitching since I was 8 (so 11 or so years...cough, cough) and I have been tossing around the idea of starting a blog for a bit. Given the response it looks like I made the right decision.

    My goal is to connect stitchers and have another resource for us all to share ideas, tips, and favorite sources for supplies since at least in my neck of the woods there isn't a heck of a lot out there by way of cross stitch shops anymore.

    Keep getting the word out and look for the announcement of the winner tomorrow at High Noon! ~Nicole

  9. Welcome to the blogging world... I'm sure you will love it! Have fun!! :^)

    I am now a follower, and I would love a chance at winning that cute LK chart. Thanks!

  10. Well I just became a follower. I am also fairly new to this blogging land. I had one several years ago but didn't do much with it. Now I have one that I started about a month ago. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful stitching!!

  11. Good Morning Nicole,
    I love your finished pieces! Congratulations on starting your blog. I would love
    a chance at your contest.