Friday, February 22, 2008

Another gift and a giveaway!

Hello all. I have not had chance to blog for ages due to Elijah starting to be a bit more demanding in the evenings. I received this lovely lottery piece from Barbara last week but haven't managed to get the time to put it on my blog. I don't know about anyone else but it takes me ages to take pictures (and they're never very good) and then download them onto a host to put on my blog. It always seems to take a long time. So sorry it's so late being put on here Barbara and that the picture's not very good:( This beautiful hanging ornie was made by Barbara for Elijah's room. It's so beautiful and I love it. You can't see the top but it has two little heart buttons attaching the ribbon. She also sent these cute little mittens which Elijah has already worn!
Barbara's lottery piece

Because of all the lovely, amazing gifts I have recently received from the lottery, I have decided to give away my little needlebook that I made for the lottery. I really like this piece but I feel to give it away since I have been the recipient of soo much stuff.
Lottery entry Needlebook 2007
You can click on the picture to see more pics of it, back, inside etc... The design is from Repertoire des Frises and uses DMC Variegated threads. There are felt pages inside to place your needles. The first needlebook I made was the one with the little house on and I use it all the time. A very practical piece of stitching equipment! So if anyone would like it then just reply to this post and say so. I will do a draw in two weeks time or thereabouts.

I have been agonising over the Periphaeria spanish sal. I dunno what colours to choose. I would like to be creative and pick colours myself but without seeing the design I don't know if the colours I'd pick would be right. Does anyone else have this lack of creativity problem going on??

I am desperate to start something new in my stash but I have been hard pressed to get time to even finish my spring quaker exchange piece. It's a good job I started it early. I have nearly managed to get it done but Elijah has started to be a little more demanding now. I long to start my Collaberation sampler of A Most Noble Pursuit. I have all the silks and fabric for it so it's ready to go. Maybe sometime soon.

Well hope you all have a good stitching weekend and don't forget to put your name down for the giveaway. It's open to anyone.

Hugsxx

21 comments:

Sally said...

Gorgeous lottery piece Hazel:)

Your needlebook is lovely and I'd love to included in your draw if that's OK please.

I often have a creativity problem! Lol! When I was wanting to start the Papillon Creations mystery last year it took me nearly all afternoon to pick just three colours!

Barbara said...

May I also be included in the drawing for your lovely needlebook?

As for choosing colors, I tend to go overboard and then I get myself all confused because there are just too many choices.

Stephanie said...

I love what Barbara made for you - that is so sweet - and the mittens !!!!! Wonderful :)

I love your needlebook too - of course I'll go in the draw (hey, maybe that will save you a PIF, ha ha!)

I haven't yet decided whether to join the Periphaeria mystery sampler - although I'm definitely considering it. I agree with you, it's hard to know what colours to choose without seeing the design first. Maybe I'll wait until the first part is released and go from there...

Hugs to you and the family :)

Sam said...

Hazel, you have received so many lovely gifts through the lottery. I love what Barbara made, it's so sweet! There's something about mittens and babies...

I would love to be entered for your draw too please if that's ok. :o)

Lisa said...

Gorgeous ornament you received, perfect for Elijah's room.
I'd love the chance to be entered for your needlebook contest please.

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely gift from Barbara and the mittens are just the cutest.
I am going to do the Perephaeria Mystery but I am not in the least creative when it comes to colors so I think I will stick with what was suggested. I can always gift it if it is not right.
Please enter me for your needlebook. It is just stunning and I would love to win it. I have never owned or made a needlebook and hope that I am lucky enough to win.

Barbeeque4 said...

Hi Hazel,

What a lovely piece, please include my in the drawing!!!

Becky K in OK said...

Oh, another great lottery piece.

Please add me to the list.

Ginny said...

The needle book is very pretty and in my favorite colors. Please include me in the drawing!

Megumi said...

Another pretty lottery piece! So lucky!!

I think it's very nice that you're giving away your own stitched piece. I'm sure whoever receives it will enjoy it as much as you have enjoyed all the pieces you have received. :)

I can totally understand agonizing over color selections...I go through that all the time when I want to start a new project.

Vonna said...

What a lovely finish Barbara sent to you! Congrats...you have received a LOVELY bunch of goodies haven't you?!

I'd love to be included in your drawing :)

Leena said...

What a wonderful gift from Barbara! Your needlebook is lovely, I'd love to be included in the draw :)

Thank you for sharing the lovely photos of Elijah, he's so cute!

I think I will start Periphaeria SAL, it sounds so good that I just have to :) Have a happy weekend Hazel!

Laura said...

What a lovely little needlebook and you received a fantastic lottery piece. I wish you luck in your sampler color choosing.

stitcherw said...

What a lovely gift you received, and your needlebook is beautiful as well. I'd love to be included in your drawing for it.
Sue

Dawn said...

I would love for a chance to win the beautiful needlebook!:)

I'm have the same problems with picking colors for anything!

Deanne J said...

Beautiful Needlbook Hazel, add me to your draw please.

Beatrice said...

I would love to be included in your draw. The needle book is beautiful.

I some times use my own interpretations in colours. Mostly I stick to the charts.

Mad Dixie said...

Sorry to do this but I have tagged you, lovely pieces sweetie the needlebook is stunning

Karin said...

Your little one is such a cutie! And your needlebook is gorgeous!

Carla said...

That's a beautiful hanging ornie you received!!! And the needlebook you made for the lottery is beautiful...please include me in the drawing if it's not too late

Aussie Stitcher said...

Love what Barbara made for little Elijah, he is such a cutie!! Please enter me in the draw for your needlebook, it is gorgeous and would love a chance to win it.