Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Giveaway Winners, and belated Wipocalypse

It occurred to me that I have neglected to draw the winners of my Fob Giveaway - due nearly 3 weeks ago.  I have been absent from my blog for too long and today, decided to update them all.
This included drawing the winners of the giveaway.  It turned out that there were two people for each of 4 fobs - I decided the winner by asking my husband to flip a coin - and the winner would be decided by Heads or Tails.
He flipped the coin 4 times - and 4 times it landed 'Heads'.
Therefore, the winners are:
Fob 1 - Judy
Fob 2 - Sharon
Fob 3 - Cindy
Fob 4 - Miss Linda Lee
Fob 5 - Abbie
I'll be sending you all an email so that I may get your snail-mail address and send out your fob as soon as possible.
(Yes, Shebafudge - yours will ALSO be sent out - you've been so patient!)
Congratulations to the winners..
Part of my indecisiveness in posting has to do with throwing over my original decision to rotate my themes this year.
It lasted 6 weeks.
I am enamoured of the concept of finishing some of my languishing WIP's, which is part of the reason I joined Measi's WIPocalypse.  The most daunting task, was locating and identifying what I had as WIP's - it couldn't be that many - could it???  
30.
I have somewhere near 30 WIP's - if I count quilts and stitcheries as well as my Cross Stitch projects - some date back as far as 2004
It will be a good thing to get some, if not most of these completed.
Therefore, I will try not to start any more new projects this year.  (Unless I find the right fabric for the mermaid, finish SOHRH and start CAHRH or HOHRH, or any number of charts that I found while scrambling through a workbasket looking for all my WIP's!!)

This is what I found in my main basket of WIP's
a - TOL friendship sampler - hard to see, but there are 3 alphabets and a lovely sentiment - I designed it for an online SAL in 2007  - you would think because I'd designed it, that I would have finished it. - evenweave
b - the second version of If Cats could talk - a pink cat this time - aida
c - My Soul is Fed - Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe - 18ct aida
d - English Floral Sampler - individual mottos taken from UK Cross Stitcher about 1995 - started in 2005 - linen
e - A halloween design from Carriage House Samplers - started Oct 2011 - aida
f - 'Tis a gift to be simple - Just Cross Stitch - april 2011 - aida
g - Some sheep sampler - bit worried - don't know where I've put the chart right at the moment - pink evenweave
h - Poppy picture - was intended to be a birthday gift in July 2010 - I love the picture, but hate the confetti stitching -  lovely evenweave
i - SOHRH - tea dyed aida
j - Amish gaden sampler - TIAG - linen
k - Bluebird Sampler - Bent Creek - the annoying thing is, that I've finished red-bird sampler - means I'll have to find the same fabric to stitch the other two to finish the series! - nice evenweave in a neutral colour
l - Inspiration by Rosewood Manor - started in 2009 I think.   I do enjoy stitching this, but for the near to confetti stitching - 8 stitches in this colour - 3 in that.  I think I will enjoy getting to the centre panel of this one. - stitched on pale, pale sage evenweave.


Of course, not pictured, is my Christmas Tablecloth, or the Arabian Nights Quilt - or theYear of the Sheepie wallhanging, or my Pinetree quilt.