Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sheepie Finishes - beads and a Giveaway !!!!!

I apologise for the delay in posting - but the past couple of weeks have been hectic at work and I've not had the oomph on the weekends to take pretty photos, and a blog post without photos is only so many words!!!!

What have I to show you...???  
Did you expect anything different???  That's right - I cannot pull the wool over your eyes!  ....I'm sorry that was a 'sheep-shot' and not 'mint' to be 'saucy'.  I'll just get baaa-ck to what I was about to show ewe.  Fleece forgive me.

nope.... I don't think I'm quite over the baaa-d sheep puns yet. ....  Are Ewe??

Stitching first:  I finished Erica Michaels : S is for Sheep - I didn't bother with the turkey stitching on the fleece, because this is going to be a Christmas present for a non-crafty person who's name begins with 'S'.  Stitched on pinky/lilac aida, using Victoria Motto Shoppe hand-dyed floss.

I also found this little ornament in a JCS magazine from a couple of years ago.  I substituted gold beads for the metallic crosses in the sky and used my own wording in the middle - all I have to do is finish it off properly before the end of the year!!
My girlfriend found me this neat Coffee Jug.  She is so nice to indulge my addictions...

Today, Sunday 24th July would have been my Mum's birthday.  I was a wee bit too glum, and an online friend on my favourite message board, suggested that I find a way to use the jars of beads that were sitting on the end of a cabinet.  This I did. 
I found myself at Eureka Beads, less than 5km from home, purchased supplies to make some scissor fobs - even finding a sheep bead!!!
A couple of hours later - I have a new sheepie scissor fob.  I have decided that my online friend can pick one of the two fobs and I'll have a giveaway to one of my Overseas followers for the other. (see the kangaroos???)  Sorry to my Aussie followers - thought I'd give the off shore friends a chance.

You know the rules :  Leave a message on this post - I'll pick a winner next Sunday evening (my time) and that winner will receive either the blue/green or the pink/purple fob.   I won't tell which one will be sent out - so it will remain a surprise.  Blue/Green was the colours she wore most, and Pink for the Pink Depression glass she collected.

Good Luck!


Charlotte said...

Love the sheep! I have always wanted a lamb. We have a neighbor who has some sheep and he had several lambs this spring. I would have loved to just stop and grab one of them! I would love to win your giveaway but that's not the main reason I stopped by!

CalamityJr said...

What a lovely way to remember your Mum. I'm missing mine as well; her birthday was in June, but she passed away in July, so I'm right there with you! I'm sure she's proud of you; don't ever forget that.

gracie said...

I love your sheep and the perfect worded post! Please enter me for you the roos.

Gabi said...

Love your finishes. Same to your scissor fobs and the thoughts behind it.
As I'm an Aussie follower I'll cheer for the oversea winner :)

Bette said...

Your sheepy finishes are lovely! And I love the coffee pot. Very Cute! Your fobs are lovely and I would love to have a chance to win one. And I'm in Arizona so I guess that's overseas for you. This is such a nice way to honor you mom!

Cindy's Stitching said...

the sheep are so pretty. love the fobs. Please include me in the giveaway.

Rita E in AZ said...

Your sheep are always fun to see and the fobs are such a lovely tribute to your Mom - I would be so happy to win one. What a great way to chase the blues away.
Rita E in AZ

Kimberly R. said...

Always love your sheepy finishes and your fobs are so pretty, I'd love a chance to enter!!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Deborah said...

What a great way to remember your Mother. Thanks for having a great giveaway.

cucki said...

hello dear, sheep is so sweet..i love her so much..your fob's are so pretty.
it is really a very lovely way to remember your mom..i love it so much..
please enter my name in giveaway too..
thank you..hugs xx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a nice giveaway, especially after all the puns! Please count me in, you can't get more overseas than the UK! I do like the little Erica Michaels S square, love all the different "S"s.

Pauline said...

Thanks for the giggle this morning with those baaaa-d jokes!

Please put me in the draw for anything cos I'm really not an aussie. No mate, I'm not. You'll just have to send it to my aussie address but I'm not aussie. Fair dinkum I'm not! Dare I say, fair suck of the sav, only for overseas people? LOL

Good luck to you lucky overseas people- the scissor fobs look so pretty!

sew susie said...

Now, if I get in the car and drive towards Newcastle and go over the Stockton Bridge I will definitely be overseas or I could catch a Ferry and head overseas that way.
Just joking, but I adore your lovely scissor fobs and you have inspired me to start collecting sheep. Not the real one's, but I have also been given some of the cutest imaginable, what fun you have started! Best Wishes to the lucky winner and a lovely way to remember your dear Mum.

Kathy said...

I just love all your sheepy stitching. :) Each one is more adorable than te last. :) And your fobs a fabulous. I would love to be included in the giveaway for a chance to win one. Since I live in New York, USA, that kind of counts as overseas. LOL

katkiley @ Aol. com

PS. I know how you feel about remembering your Mom. She is always with you in your heart.

lynda said...

I'd love a chance to win one of your fobs...thanks! Love your new blog look!

Marjorie said...

Love your sheepie finishes. I have the same type of animal-stitching obsession but mine is birds lol. Please include me in your giveaway!

Anonymous said...

You DAG!!

git up and at 'er....

gorn aroud

just one of the mob here LOL

feelin' a bit sheep-ish about the give-away though

and it's a faux sheep export!!

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

I love your sheep, and I love your scissor fob!

I'm overseas, I'm a follower and I'd love to enter :)

Frances said...

What cute sheep! I love stitching sheep and also cats! Your scissor fobs are co cute, too, and I'd love a chance to win one! I'm here in Mississippi, USA, so that's definitely a long way from you! Thank you so much!

gill said...

What a lovely way to remember your Mum - my Mum died 11 years ago next week
I'm from the UK!