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Monday, May 17, 2010

Giveaway, Catching up on Blogs and stitching!

I have a lot of blogs (166 I think it is now) in my google reader, but I realized that this doesn't let the blog owners know that I read their blogs unless I comment on every single one. Due to chronic pain I can't always comment to every post as I can't sit here long enough, but I do read them. So for the last couple of days I went and became a "follower" on those blogs that use the google follower thing. I absolutely love reading other stitchers' blogs. The pictures they post of their WIPS and finishes are very inspiring, and the little glimpses they give into their lives (such as gardening, family events etc.) help me to get to know them as the people they are. Does this mean I am a nosy person? LOL Reading their blogs also helps me to deal with chronic pain by giving me something interesting to focus on instead of focusing on my pain. Thank you so much for that!

Anyway, I noticed today that I have 30 followers to this blog and I was amazed! Thank you all for reading my little posts, I really appreciate it. To celebrate I will be giving away a $25.00 (US dollar) gift certificate to 123Stitch. If you wish to be included in this giveaway, leave a comment on this post and I will draw a name on May 24th (1 week).

I did some stitching last night. I worked on "Frogging Around" by Jessica Willis Burr (Six Strand Sweets) from The Gift Of Stitching magazine's July 2006 issue. I had done the backstitch with the recommended DMC floss of 3799 but it didn't show up real well on the dark fabric so I switched it to black. The outline of the frog was done in 2 strands to make nice sharp edges, and the interior backstitch was done in 1 strand. I love the way it looks; the frog is just so cute! I pulled the words out because the floss I had chosen didn't show up very well, so I will be doing the words over using a brighter variegated DMC (4040) and the backstitch words will be in black (2 strands) so they show up real well. I am expecting to be done in a couple days and then I will have my first HD of 2010!

Thank you all for your wonderful comments, I really appreciate them!


  1. Such a cute frog!

    Please enter me in your giveaway! How fun!

  2. Very nice little frog. It looks great on that fabric.
    I've just looked at the pictures of your last post with all your stash. I always love to see other stitchers' stash as it always inspires me to go through my own stash again and find new old treasures in it.

  3. What a cute frog. Loved your post. Thank you for becoming a follower of mine. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming my follower.
    You've built an interesting blog, I enjoyed seeing your WIPs and stash - oh my! And this frog is so cute!
    I am putting your blog into my reader list.
    Have a lovely day,

  5. I agree with you, it's sometimes hard to comment on everyone's postings but I try! LOL I love your fairy's on your blog, so cute!
    Please enter me in your drawing, and thank you for having a drawing.

  6. Aww that's a cute frog! And how's the irony in that - frogging the frog design :)

    Thanks for following me (you're my first) I'd love to go on your list for the giveaway.

  7. Cute frog and love the fabric you have chosen for it.

    I do like to visit blogs and try to leave comments as i too like to hear comments, i wish though that anyone who follows my blog will stop and leave me a comment so i know where to visit them.

    I too would like to enter the draw. Thanks.

  8. Cute little frogger!
    Thanks for becoming a follower, so I could find your blog, it's wonderful. I had fun browsing it.
    Please enter me in your draw
    I'll be back!

  9. I love your frog, I think his cousin visits my house a lot here lately. LOL Your give a way sounds like fun. thanks.

  10. Hello there and thank you for following my blog. I was so excited to see someone else had found me! I love the background on yuor blog, love love love fairies! How kind of you to offer a give away. Please enter me as well. I love the fabric you used with your frog,!

  11. I "follow" a lot of blogs too and am so glad you are following mine! I love to see what everyone is stitching....sometimes is enabling, which can be bad since I already have too much stash.

    Can't wait to have a look around blog!

  12. Hi, That follow button is so useful. Thanks for clicking mine so I could find your blog.
    I love this little frog design

  13. Love your cute frog Missy!
    Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and become a follower.
    If your giveaway includes overseas ladies I would love to enter your give-away, thanks.

  14. Good morning! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. I'm happy to have found your blog, too :)

    What a fun giveaway--I'd love to be entered...thanks for the chance!

  15. Thanks for following my blog, and for your generous giveaway! Your frog is so cute. :) Please enter me in the giveaway.. thanks!

  16. I am so glad you added the follower button, makes it so much easier to see when you have a new post :) Love your frog.
    Please enter me into your drawing you are hosting. Since the drawing is on my son's birthday, maybe I will have a little luck :)
    Have an awesome day!

  17. The frog is very cute! I've done the switching thread colors thing before, too. Sometimes you just have to, to make it stand out a little better. (Also-enter me in the contest? Thanks!)

  18. Thank you for visiting me at my blog. I too like to look around at others blogs, thats how I get my inspiration to try new finishes and see designs I wouldn't normally get to see.
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway.
    Thank you.
    LISA V

  19. Ribbbittt. Frog is cute. Please include me in your giveaway.


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