Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Giveaway Winner! & Whatcha Working on Wednesday

I have been coming along ok on my first stitchery I think.
The beard of the santa has been the hardest part I think with the white thread.
Even with my glasses on it was difficult for me to see where I was coming and going with the white thread. I am sure that will only get better with time though. I think he is turning our pretty darn cute. I had increased the size of the pattern to be large enough to fit inside a frame.
The finished product is going to be part of my gift to my mom for Christmas so I plan on finishing it up tomorrow.

If anyone has any tips or some constructive
criticism about my stitchery I would love to hear it.

These are the gingerbread man that I made for my Christmas swap partner. These were already shipped off to their new home. I sure hope she enjoys them! They smelled so yummy I wanted to eat them. I plan on throwing some more of these together this weekend for our own tree if I find enough time.

I used a basic salt dough recipe with a few of my own special spices for their bodies. I used white craft paint mixed with white school glue for their trimmings.

I sadly did not get a group picture of all the goodies I sent to my swap partner. When they arrive to her I will try and get a picture and post it here as well.


What you have all been waiting for, the winner of my 1st Giveaway!
Sadly for me there were only 3 entries for the giveaway. :(
I guess I need to find or make something a little better for my next giveaway.
The good thing for the entries, they had a great chance of winning. :)

The winner is ................................

Carol - The firecrackerkid!

Congrats Carol!
I will be emailing you for your information so I can get this sent out to you this weekend.

Thanks to everyone else for entering.
I am already looking forward to another giveaway in the near future.


I am sorry I did not get the winner posted sooner. As I had my dear 86 year old great uncle Lloyd pass away yesterday. He had the american red cross call him every morning as a check-in type service since he still lived on his own, despite our pleas. Yesterday morning they could not reach him, so they called my mom (his emergency contact). My sister found him on the floor. He had fallen, hitting his head which caused severe bleeding in his brain.

He had previously been diagnose with a lung disease from exposure to asbestos from his career as a contractor. The doctors believe he had passed out due to restricted oxygen from this awful disease which caused his fall. The only blessing from this is that he is no longer suffering.
He has just told my sister Autumn last week that he was ready to go.

I was with my sister Autumn by his side when he passed away yesterday. The staff at the hospital were wonderful and attentive to his and our needs. Which I think helped make things more comforting for us to know that he did not suffer.

Please keep my husband and myself in your prayers as this is a very difficult time with his passing, as well as a large amount of family drama and greediness has already started.

~ Tasha

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tasha, I'm so glad to have won your giveaway, but am sorry to hear of your Great Uncle's passing. My sympathies to you and your family. I'll keep you all in my prayers. Find comfort in knowing that he's no longer suffering for now he's in heaven where he'll feel no pain.

    I know that doing stitcheries is hard on the eyes. I just started punch needle a few months ago, and thought I'd go crazy with the discomfort it caused my eyes. Like you said though, it passes. There are magnifying glasses that you can use on your stitcheries though. It might help you.

    Thanks much for having the giveaway. I'll do a post when I receive my nice vintage linen. Hugs~ Carol


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~ Tasha