Saturday, February 20, 2016

Spring is Approaching and My Giveaway

     Yes it is.  In this area we hear the peepers on milder nights.  The Forsythia is now in bloom as well as some of the Daffodils.  The Costmary, Tansy and Cilantro are up.  All other herbs this winter never died back much and I'm looking forward to making my flavored teas again soon.  I've been taking advantage of the nicer nights in the last couple of weeks by sleeping out on the porch again, and breathing in all that fresh air.

     Still working on Kindred Spirits and I'm loving working with the bright colors again.  Haven't done a chart from Cross Country Stitching in years so this is like a real treat.  I just love the back stitching.  I know many don't like it, but I do most of it as I go along, so once done, I don't have to spend hours more on the piece doing the back stitching.  Here's an example of the difference it makes.  I love it! First without the back stitching.......

Now with....
     Now speaking of this piece, reminds me of my Spring Box giveaway.  I've already started filling the box with some nice little things.  I love surprise things like this!!!, and can't wait to pick a winner.  All names will go in a container and I'll have my sister pick one.  Remember the rules now as stated below...
     1.  You have to be one of my followers.
     2.  You must mention on your own blogs that I'm having the contest. "Will be checking on this."
     3.  I need your name and your blog name.
     4.  Out of the USA will receive a gift certificate from 123 Stitch, and if the first name picked is      from outside the USA, a second name will be chosen for the Spring Box.  I'm just trying to be fair to all.
     New rule, is the cut off date for entering is March the 17th., and name will be drawn on the 20th.

     I realize that not all have blogs, and in the future I'll have another contest for people who don't.  In the meantime though, please let me know how I can get to know you, whether it be through Face book or another site.  Your email even.  I just love making friends and find that contests help me to meet lots of new people.

     The latest picture of my husband, Billy and me.  I can't believe he wore that plaid woolen shirt with a nice shirt and tie.  LOL.  God bless him.

    Latest of Tiny Girl who is getting big, but has a sweet personality and we love her so much.

Upside down on top of an antique hutch that I'm working on.

I broke down and ordered "Grow a Garden" by Mill Hill.  I didn't realize that it was done on paper, but it's 14 count., and I'll do it on 14 count Aida.  Look at those bright colors!

     Now I must let ya'll go.  I'm headed to my stitching chair and plan on at least an hour or so of working on "Kindred Spirits", and then headed to bed early this evening.  It was a busy day.

     So until next time, be well and safe.  I love ya'll, and remember to "Feel the colors."


  1. It looks really great! I love the back stitching :)

  2. Aww it's beautiful :)
    Please count me in your giveaway ..it's so lovely
    Big hugs x

  3. You and your husband look wonderful. My,your weather sounds delightful.

  4. Your stitching is lovely, and I agree with you about backstitching. Much easier to do as you go, and it's more fun to stich on a project that looks like something rather than random blobs of color!
    I have no blog, so no contest for me this time, but good luck to all who enter!

  5. Nice start and great photos! I love your new purchase as well.

  6. I had a blog SouthernStyle on Blogspot.com but ran into problems trying to load photos and never did get it figured out or started another blog so I can not join in the fun. Great job on hosting a giveaway, I use to do those monthly on my blog and I met so many people.

  7. Hi LindaLee, I am a new follower found your blog in a post in a cross stitch from Facebook. I would love to be entered. I have posted about your giveaway on my blog here: http://christiescrossstitchcreations.blogspot.com/2016/02/lovn-my-stitches-giveaway.html

    Happy Stitchin'! Christie