Saturday, June 25, 2011

Oh what a relief it is when....

I'm looking forward to spending the day stitching with friends. I'll be working on the lovely Ann Rayner. I haven't made much progress on her since I last showed you a photo, but here she is as of a few days ago.  As you can see I've gotten in the bare essentials of the border, and it met on the first try!  Oh what a relief that always is!  The border had a few irregularities, but the designer (Nancy Sturgeon, Threads Through Time) was kind enough to mark them.  Thanks, Nancy.  Perhaps you see the beginning of the red house.  Since the photo, I've gotten in about half of the first floor.


I'm still waiting to hear from the second blog give-away winner.  I've given her until noon today (an hour and a half away) to send me her mailing address so I can send her the prize (which I thought was a pretty nice one).  If I don't hear from her, I'll try another time to give away the prize.  Don't know what is going on.  Have you ever heard of anyone having such a problem giving away a prize!  Stay tuned to see what happens.

Hope you have a great weekend!

10 comments:

Katrina said...

Sorry your giveaway is not going well!!!

Love, love, love Ann Rayner :-).

Nancy said...

Love Ann Rayner, such pretty colors! Guess third time will be a charm on the giveaway! Sorry it has been so difficult. :(

Gabi said...

Ann Rayner looks lovely.
What a pity your give away is going so weird. It is a great price. Any winner should be no less then delighted.
Hmm...I just had a look who your first winner was. If memory serves right, Marie is in the middle of moving houses

Mouse said...

oooo that is lovely :) and shame a bout the give away ... said you should have picked me hheheheh ... hope all goes well and they get hold of you :) love mouse xxxx

Margaret said...

That is oh so gorgeous! The colors are wonderful! Bummer about the giveaway. So weird!

Bertie said...

Good to see you can do some stitching yourself Ellen, Ann Rayner looks fabulous so far:)

Well Ellen they do not want your fabulous boxes, guess what!! lol
Have a great weekend:)

LisaB said...

Well you know I just LOVED the prize. You could easily pick my name!! :-)

jonette said...

Just wanted to make sure you got my email that I sent you. I am so excited that I won!!!

valerie said...

Beautiful progress on Ann Ellen. I just love the colors! Looks like your #2 contacted you. I do believe that Marie is moving houses at the moment like Gabi said.

Ellen said...

Jonette,

I can't begin to tell you how very sorry that I am that you wrote me after the deadline of noon on Saturday. At around 6pm last night, I chose another name and within a couple of hours she emailed me to claim the prize.

Sadly this is the last of the special edition kits that I have.