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Friday, February 1, 2013

Hello February!

Did it not seem that it was January for entirely too long? Those 4 weeks felt more like 4 months to me... I was busy working and stitching and trying to avoid colds & flu... but, some days it seemed as if January would never leave...

So... Hello to February! The month of Valentines, Hearts, Lace, Roses and Chocolate! Ooooooh yah! Now we're talkin'! I do have some finishes I plan on sharing with you in the next couple of days. Seems the stitching is easy... but, making the stitching into "something" always takes a bit longer...

I do want to give a HUGE Thank You to Valerie over at The Wooden Acorn! She had a rather big, multi part giveaway over at her blog... and I was the lucky winner of the Maggie Bonanomi "With These Hands" Book and a gorgeous Wool Flower Pillow kit!


I embarrassed to say I already had the book (because I LOVE Maggie's style!)... but, when I let Valerie know that, she was gracious enough to let me substitute by picking something from her Etsy store. I found a cute little wool pattern by Front Porch Quilts called Apple Orchard. The completed piece finishes up at 6.5" square! AND, Valerie also sent along some gorgeous Valdani's as a bonus... to help along with the embroidery on the Apple Orchard quilt! SWEET! :-)

Remember... be sure and check back here in a couple of days... for some pictures of stitching finishes... and I've also been putting together some items for a little giveaway... because when I win a giveaway... I enjoy paying it forward! :-)

Until next time... Stay Healthy and Keep on Smiling!

~Sharon

12 comments:

  1. What a fun win for you Sharon! I'll look forward to seeing what your finishes are. Wish I didn't need so much sleep! lol I'd get so much more done if that was not so neccessary! Hugs, Lori

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  2. Happy February. We'll know tomorrow if the groundhog will see his shadow...
    What a beautiful winning. I too am looking forward to see what you'll do with it. Love those colors.
    JB

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  3. Congratulations, glad to see you get a chance to win too:)
    I am in the process of cleaning and reorganizing, so need to do some raks soon.

    Debbie

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  4. It did feel like 4 months instead of 4 weeks..lol...glad it's over!
    TGIF

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  5. What a SUPER giveaway prize you won !! Good for you !! Can't wait to see your finished projects you have in the works !!
    Robin

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  6. I saw you won Val's wonderful giveaway. Congrats and enjoy your goodies Sharon. Glad the month of hearts is here too :)
    Smiles, ~Nan

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  7. I'm happy to see February too. Congrats on the great winnings. That will keep you busy for a time. Looking forward to seeing those completed projects. I'm having trouble finishing anything lately. Motivate me!!

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  8. What a wonderful giveaway, congratulations on the win. I too am happy February is here, infact I spied a Robin today. Perhaps a sign that spring will come early. Looking forward to seeing those completed projects! Greetings, Julie.

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  9. Ooooh, what a lovely giveaway, and a BIG congratulations on your win!
    Thank you most kindly for popping by my wee corner, and for leaving a note for me! I am delighted to know that you enjoyed the Valentine "freebie."
    Wishing you peaceful stitching this weekend!
    Warmly,
    Judy

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  10. Nice stuff!! Can't wait to see your handmades Sharon!! Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. I am always so glad to see January leave. I can't wait to see your photos.

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  12. Congrats to you! Hope you have a wonderful February :) Happy Stitching!!!!

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