Friday, January 1, 2010

Give Away for the New Year!!

Happy New Year To Everyone!!

I hope all of you had a wonderful evening last night, whether you spent it quietly at home or out partying the night away! Me? I spent it quietly at home watching some NCIS with Dan and Amy.

Amy has been sick the last few days. We finally had Christmas with Dan's parents yesterday and today we are supposed to go to my parents but they would just as soon we not come in case we might be shedding virus. I understand, they are old and don't need to get sick. The girls are very sad though.

In honor of the new year and because I promised when I had fifty followers I would have one to celebrate, I am announcing my very first give away! Here's what you need to do to be entered:

1. You must be a follower of my blog.
2. You must leave a comment on this post only with your email address saying you wish to be entered.
3. You must tell someone you love that you love them. I'm gonna have to trust you on this one so don't let me down!

Feel free to spread the word about the giveaway and post a link to it if you would like but you don't get a second entry for doing so. Sorry but only one entry per person, I want to keep it nice and simple for my first giveaway.
I will draw a winner on Sunday, January 10th and I will draw it the old fashioned way. Out of a hat!! Now I supposed you would like to know what I will be giving away.

I'm giving the chart, floss and fabric to stitch it, a cute little pair of scissors, 5 fat quarters of coordinating cotton fabric and a cute dancing frog ornament!

After finishing up The Signs of Fall, I pulled the 12 dancing princesses back out of the bag and stitched on it for a couple of hours. Then I frogged it for a couple of hours and finally I stitched on it again for a couple of hours. Here's where it was when last I showed it....

and here it is as of this morning....

That black is just too exciting for words, I tell ya.

Well, Dan has decided to take Amy to the emergicare place to find out if she has a virus or a sinus infection so I better start cooking just in case we do end up going to moms. UPDATE: They are back and she has bronchitis. they put her on a z-pack and said she is fine to go to Grams. Good thing I started cooking!

Enjoy your day!


santadeb said...

I hope Amy has nothing serious, I understand wanting to see your folks so hope it all works out! Your New Year's Eve was more exciting than mine, must be getting old.
I have done a bit less frogging than you but not much, hopefully you will not repeat that.
See you soon.

Kellie said...

I would love to enter the drawing for your giveaway! I love that chart and everything else is just gorgeous! Very generous!! :) Thanks for the chance!
I hope your daughter is okay and that you do get the opportunity to celebrate with your parents today. :)
Happy New Year!

Blu said...

Hope Amy is fine.

That chart is adorable!
Please enter me in your giveaway.


Blyn said...

Me too! I would love to be entered. The chart is adorable and you can never have enough fat quarters. Thank you!


Tommye said...

Feel better, Amy.

What a lovely first giveaway! Consider me entered!

Lulu said...

Very generous giveaway. I hope it is open to Australians.
I'm a follower now.

Sue Cahill said...

Very generous and wonderful giveaway. Looks lile a lovely project to while away the winter.

I have happily joined as a follower!

I just sprinted upstairs and stuck my head in the bedroom and told my husband I loved him. I don't know if he'll remember when he wakes up so I'll tell him again.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Love to Stitch said...

Happy New Year Julie! Great giveaway!! Just for fun, I told someone I loved them-- that is the easy part :)

Robin said...

Hope everyone gets well soon. Please enter me in your drawing. I am going to be a follower now and I just told my DH how much I love him :-)

Stitchinowl said...

Hope Amy is feeling better. Please include me in your lovely giveaway. Such a fun chart and the dancing frog ornament is a cute extra! I just joined as a follower, hope I did it correctly.
I told DS #2 that I loved him more than anything. He rolled his eyes, but with a smile!
rcscg at aol dot com

mbroider said...

That is a nice and generous giveaway. Sure you will understand my mouth watering as i look at the pic!! Please enter me in your drawing, if international is allowed...

Hope Amy is much better now. Wishing you a great happy peaceful 2010

idontknow said...

Julie, hope you are all well now, and I hope you have a happy New year.
Can't wait to see more of the princesses! And I just sent my DH an email telling him that I loved him.
Since he had to brave the cold and the snow to go to work so that we can stay warm.


Kat said...

Hope your family recovers quickly! I'd love to be entered in your drawing, thanks for the chance!

wausie said...

Will try this again...Had a fun time Saturday, glad I got rid of some of my "stuff" know who I told I loved them and it is true.
please give me a chance to win more "stash". :-)

Meari said...

Wow, you've made some good progress!

I'd love to be included in your drawing. I'll be posting about it on my blog later today.

Happy 2010! Here's to a prosperous year :)

Janaina said...

Count me in for the giveaway, pweeese! =)
Here is my email; janaina rogerio 2 @ gmail . com

Wishing all the best for your girl!
Hugs from sunny Brazil!

Rachel S said...

Happy Follow-versary! Our New Years was fun. I fell asleep at HTBs birthday party. Your WIP is coming along! Hope Amy feels better.

Hazel said...

I would love to be entered for your first giveaway. I am now a follower of your blog. I always tell someone I love them every day lol. xx

Kate said...

I am following your blog. I would love to be entered for your giveaway if you send international.

stitcheranon said...

Wow..lovely blog. I love the design. I am tempted by that fabric but I have just won another draw and I dont want to be greedy. Pass on the luck as they say here!
Hope your daughter gets better soon!

Robin said...

Please count me in! I am a follower and will be sure to add a note on my blog.

Happy new year to you and yours!


Terri said...

Lovely stitching Julie. I'd love to be a part of your giveaway.

Paisley said...

Nice to meet you, Julie. Meari pointed me in the direction of your lovely blog. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Congratulations on your 50th (plus) follower! Count me as another one and please enter me in your drawing!

Catherine said...

Hello! Found your blog through another - Crafting with the Stitch Witch.

I sure hope that everyone is feeling better!

I would love to be entered in your drawing. It's a great give away!

Candi said...

What a great GivEaway! PLEASE O PLEASE enter me!! Happy New Year!

Virpi said...

Ok, I follow you now and wish to participate into the giveaway. The follower system is quite new to me but I have been reading your blog earlier too. I have a little baby in the house - usually trying to help with the typing so I don't comment very often.

Lisa said...

First time visitor to your blog - recommended by Meari's Musings and I do plan to visit again! I have become a follower, so as not to miss an update. Sounds like you had a very busy holiday and a lot of snow! Happy New Year...and please enter me into your new year give-away.
Thank you,
Lisa D

Ukka said...

Hi!What a sweet Candy!!!Fantastic!!!I am a follower and added a link to the sidebar
Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

Greetings from Russia,

Larisa said...

Hello !!
I hope I can take part in this candy)) I became a follower already.
Many thanks for the chance to win this nice candy. I linked it on sidebar.
Many hugs from Larisa. Happy New Year! )))))

Carole said...

Sorry I missed the Saturday stitching. Very nice giveaway. Enter me please. See you on the 30th.

EvalinaMaria said...

Happy New Year! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I follow your blog and my email is:
and of course I will tell someone I love that I love.

Melody said...

Please enter me in your drawing! I have joined your blog as an official follower...I am no longer a lurker..!

Telling someone you love them is the easiest part ;)


Carol R said...

Congratulations! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Совершенно летняя said...

Very liked your "sweetie"! I also take part in the draw!
I love different kinds of needlework, especially cross-stitch. I'm also learning sewing toys and decoupage.
I live in Russia.

Enjoy your day! (On the right side).

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie! I'd love to be entered in the drawing for your giveaway!! Love your stitching! Thanks!
Pam K.

Sokol said...

Congratulations! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Kristin said...

Gorgeous stitching. I would love to be entered in the giveaway. My email address is cruzowlpost at att dot net

Hope everyone around your house is feeling better.

Anna said...

Hello! I'm from Belarus! I'd love to be entered in the drawing for your giveaway!!