Sunday, November 6, 2011

We have a winner or two...

Hi there!

My buddy, Astrid, and I have been busy this weekend!  Friday Astrid, her MIL and I went to the Howard County Arts and Crafts fair.  It was there we met Woofi!!  You can learn more by clicking on Woofi, but essentially, if you buy one Woofi, another one is sent to a child somewhere in the world, it's a way of spreading God's love and the Good News around the world.  If you are interested in learning more please click on the link.  This is the softest, cuddliest little dog, and as soon as Suzanne placed him in my  hands, I knew I had to send him somewhere!  He comes in two sizes, and I bought two smaller ones to include in two Samaritan's Purse shoeboxes too.  He has a little tag that says "Precious are the feet who bring the Good News".  Their program really touched my heart!

Before I forget, please check out Astrid's blog, she is having a really cool give-away and challenge!  The next day we went to the Needleart Exhibit at Montpelier Mansion to see how my entries had done.  I was surprised and pleased to see that some of my pieces had won ribbons.  I wasn't surprised that not all of them had won, I have six pieces and only entered 4 here are pictures of the ones that received ribbons.  I must thank Astrid and her amazing photography skills for these pictures.  Thanks for going with me and sharing my surprise and joy, Astrid!

First place in the Counted Cross Stitch on Aida... Hidden Spirits, a Dimensions Cross Stitch Gold Collection kit...

First place in the Petite Point category... Rose Quaker by Stikideen von der Weihenburg

And finally, Honorable Mention for Little Lace Hardanger designed by Abi Gurden from The Stitch Specialists yahoo group.



I'm pretty sure the last was a very generous nod to the framing job we did....LOL  as it was a learning piece for me, my very first Hardanger, (The stitching wasn't THAT me!!) but the framing was unique and I'm sure that's what caught their eye. 

Astrid and I had a good time, but I just want anyone else who wants to go to know, I'm more than willing to go again.  It is always amazing to see what others are doing with their needles and threads.  There were more than a few pieces there I would love to stitch, I even bought a couple of patterns that are for sale there.

Last, but not least, is a picture of one of my current SAL's that I have completed the second part of.  Just in time as the third part comes out tomorrow!

Just a little reminder to pray for T.  I mentioned him a few posts back, he's a 15 year old friend of my son's who is battling leukemia and has been having severe difficulties with his second round of chemo.  He is in severe pain, unable to eat, and they are not able to keep an NG tube down.  There is good news, though, they have found a donor match for him, though he will have to get his numbers and weight back up before they can attempt the bone marrow transplant.  I pray for him multiple times daily, and hope you will join in prayer with me.

And THAT, as they say is THAT!  Hope you are having a great Sunday.  I have been posting daily on facebook, things that I am thankful for in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.  It's been a grand way to prepare my heart for the day, and a wonderful way to count your blessings.  I encourage you to give it a try!  And I leave you with a quote from the movie, The Wizard of Oz.  I watched it with my husband last night, bringing back fond memories of our childhoods.  "A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much others love you."  The Wizard of Oz.


VegasJilly said...

Congrats on your wins!!

Coincidentally, I was at the stitching post yesterday when you were there talking about them!

Gillie said...

Wish I coul come with you to the show, dear friend. Lovely pieces, well worthy of ribbons. Definitely be praying for T.

Mouse said...

whoop whoop way to go girl :) love your wins and that framing is quite neat isn't it :) will make sure the french doors are open when you come here hahahaah ... lovely photos of you as well :) sending positive thoughts for T :) love mouse xxxx

Astrid's dragon said...

So happy to have been with you to see those ribbons! The pictures really don't do them justice, all your pieces are beautiful.

I'll continue to pray for T - yeah for them finding a donor!

Until our next adventure, hugs! Oh, I'm thankful for... you.

Connie W said...

Congratulations! Your stitching (and framing!) look really great.

Veronica said...

Congratulations on all your ribbons. You certainly deserves them for those pieces are gorgeous!

Woofi is so cute! Too bad I'm overseas or I'd have gotten one too.

Your SAL is really pretty, especially the snowflakes.


Tara said...

I just stumbled upon your blog. Congrats on the ribbons! I saw them when I went to Montpelier on Saturday. I also really liked the framing job on the hardanger, that was really different. I also really liked that Tree of Stitches design.