Saturday, October 31, 2009

Adam and Eve -- and prizes

I've been working away on Paradise Lost.  I'm still loving it too.  Here's my latest progress.






 
I just love this piece so much!  You probably know it's by Plum Street Samplers.  I'm using 40ct vintage Light Examplar with the called for fibers.

And speaking of Adam and Eve, I just received my new Adam and Eve set from Tanya of the Scarlett House.   I love it! 



And yes, Tanya, I do love Eve's little bitty boobs!  lol!  Thank you!

I've won a few prizes the past few months, but haven't shown them off yet.  First, I won a needle punch kit with a new design from With Thy Needle and Thread.   Not only did I get the pattern with the design predrawn on the fabric, but Brenda also sent me the threads to punch with!



I didn't realize until recently that Brenda is related to Sandy Gervais of quilting fame.  What a talented bunch!  Thank you, Brenda, for my prize!  Now all I have to do is learn how to needle punch.  :D

Barbara of Mainely Stitching recently had a giveaway, and I won this chart.  Thank you, Barbara! 



And finally, Jolene of Dip Diddly Designs has been having a spectacular series of Halloween giveaways on her blog.  And I won one of the prizes!   This is what I received -- a chart with the fibers required to stitch it, a cute little Halloween towel, and a nice Halloween card.  Thank you Jolene!



Jolene's last giveaway is still going on so you should head on over.  It's pretty amazing!

In other news, the girl child is home for her midterm break.  She's been so busy at college that we really haven't heard much from her so far this term.  It'll be nice to have her at home for a week.  Perhaps she'll catch up on her sleep.  lol!

Well, I hope you all have a great Halloween.  Thanks for stopping by!

39 comments:

Littlebit said...

Do you stitch in your sleep??? I just know you're going to post a finish while I'm still thinking about mine. lol! What a beautiful job, Margaret..what neat prizes you've won. Love the Halloween towel. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. Happy Halloween!!!

Deb said...

I think that I have to ask the same question as above....Do you stitch in your sleep Margaret? I can't believe how much progress you've made on this. And I love it.

Ah, you bought that set from Tanya. I had missed the post and then came across it scrolling down to see what I missed and I saw those. I need them to add to my collection soon!

Congratulations on winning all those goodies. All look like they're going to be a lot of fun to work on.

And have fun catching up with your daughter while she's home!

Nancy said...

Paradise Lost looks wonderful! You have made a lot of progress.

Congratulations on all your wins!

Anne said...

Paradise lost is such a beautiful design, I love it, it's the first time I post a comment on your blog but I really like to read it and to admire your beautiful stitching

Cathy Lloyd said...

What a haul! And your PL is coming along superbly! Can't wait to get started on mine. I did receive all my silks for it yesterday! Congrats on all your winnings...hope you don't win any more ... you might have to pay taxes on all that stuff! LOL!
Yeah...I'm just jealous! Hugs!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Woo hoo Margaret... your PL looks fantastic. Tanya's A&E set looks awesome too. Congrats on being the winner of some very nice prizes too.
Happy Halloweeen!

Kellie said...

Paradise Lost looks great!! I just started this one, and I am enjoying it immensely too. Love that Adam and Eve set. She does such a fabulous job on those. You are one lucky girl!! So many fun goodies that you have won.

valerie said...

Wow, Margaret! I wish I could just get a fraction of the stitching you do done. Your PL looks fantastic! I finally broke down and ordered it! lol It makes me smile and I think the A&E in it looks very 60's retro...maybe it's just me! :)
Lovely set from Tanya. And congratulations on your good luck streak!

I'll be doing my "de basura a tresoro" throughout November...I know you liked that idea with my butterflies. :)

FayeRaye said...

I especailly love your progress on Paradise Lost...Nice!~ And, yes, let the college student sleep all she can!~ I am sure she NEEDS it!~

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

PL is looking so great, Margaret! I HAVe to get some fabric and soon! Great giveaways you've won! If you don't want to do the punch-needle, I'll do it! LOL!

Great set from Tanya - gotta order that, too!

Siobhan said...

Wow, great progress, Margaret!! I love it--PL is such a fun stitch. :) YGG on the prizes! Lucky you--you need to play the lottery next. ;)

Love to Stitch said...

And I think I stitch fast!! Smokin' needles in your house!! Just love this Paradise Lost, it is so nice and colorful, and out of the norm for and A & E sampler!! Fabulous prizes you got! Looks like Christmas came early. You commented on the floss system, and the NPI. I just take off the yellow wrapper, and untwist it into 1 large loop, then wrap it onto the tiny plastic holder. I do not like to cut my threads until I am ready to use it. You should definately give it a try, you wont be disappointed. Let me know if you want to see more pics! Keep up the great job on PL!!

Cathy B said...

Wow, you have been really lucky. Maybe you should buy a lottery ticket!

Love, love, love Paradise Lost!

Sharon said...

Wow what great prizes and I love Tanya's A&E set. So pretty. enjoy your time with your DD. Paradise Lost is OMG GORGEOUS!!

Bertie said...

Paradise lost is just gorgeous and I love the dressed up Eve, there is a pattern in one of my Dutch books where they are both dressed, but do not know why.
Congratulation on your wins.
The A&E set looks lovely, I got a set from a friend this summer and adore it.

Cari said...

Your needles are smokin' once again Margaret. I love Paradise Lost and your work is amazing. Congratulations on winning the give aways!! You go girl. Punchneedle is so much fun. You can do it!! The pieces work up quickly...what am I saying...anything you do works up quickly!! Have a great week with the girl child!! Hugs and happy stitching!

Sherry said...

What great prizes! Congratulations! You are really making progress on Lost Paradise! You must show us more as you work on it and also on your prizes!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Wow what wonderful winnings and your PL is looking great. CJ ok;-)

Isadarena said...

What a beautiful progresson your Sampler Margaret : I love it !!
You have won very nice gifts :lucky woman !!
I wish you a great Sunday ,
Isabelle

Melissa said...

Oh, your Paradise Lost is looking Bee-au-tiful! It does look like such fun to stitch it! You sure are a speedy stitcher!

Congratulations on your prizes. They look wonderful! And Tanya's set is just gorgeous.

Jackie said...

I love your PL piece. The blue snake is wonderful!

JOLENE said...

Wow, your PL is coming along sooo fast!!! Just gorgeous I must say. Looks like you are on a winning streak, but by the way you're stitching, you will have those new additions done quickly, too!!! Congrats on all your wins!

Glenna said...

What wonderful progress on PL--I agree with Littlebit's comment about stitching in your sleep.

Lovely prizes, too, and doesn't Tanya paint the best goodies?

Enjoy your kids, and I know what you mean about worries about the 'flu--I'm not worried about being sick as much as I'm concerned about everything I need to get done. There's no time to be sick! May it skip your household!

mainely stitching said...

Wow, Paradise Lost looks so great! And I just LOVE your set from Tanya - she is SO talented! Enjoy your time with your DD. :D

Katrina said...

Wow, great wins! Love your Paradise Lost.

Michelle said...

WOW!!! PL is looking amazing. You are gonna have that thing done within the week, I'm sure. Love your A&E set too - I need one!

Vonna said...

MY GOODNESS! You are a winner :)
I love your PL...it is looking awesome! And your A&E stitcher's set...divine!
SO are YOU going to punch that lovely rug?

woolwoman said...

LOVE your PL Margaret - you are really flying on it. WOW - what neat things you have won lately. Seems like your daughter was just going back to school and now the term is over again - wow - blink once and it will be Thanksgiving - blink twice and it will be Christmas LOL - Mel

Karoline said...

Great progress on PL, it's looking stunning

The Scarlett House said...

Yes, Paulette's PL is fabulous. I love the big apple that Adam is holding. You are zipping right along as usual...beautiful.
Glad that you like your set. I'm getting a little tired of painting that design :~

Alma Allen said...

You are one lucky gal! You have won some great prizes...
Love the sampler you are working on. Isn't that giraffe wonderful?

Glad your daughter is home for the week. I know you will enjoy her!

I can hardly wait for Thanksgiving...all mine will be home. Lots of food, games and fun.

Ellen said...

Hi turbo stitcher!

Your Paradise Lost is looking great!! I love the vibrant colors, the blue snake, Eve's stylish dress, the giraffe, etc. etc.

Sounds like with all your prize winning that you should buy yourself a lottery ticket.

Nicole said...

Hi Margaret! I'm so behind in my blog comments! Your PL is looking gorgeous!! I can't believe how much you've gotten done and I'm sure it's a lot more by now! :)

I love your A&E set from Tanya. She did such a nice job! Congrats on all the great prizes you won! You are one lucky woman! :)

Giovanna said...

PL looks spectacular - great going! And congrats on your winnings, some great stuff there!

Brigitte said...

Lucky you for winning such wonderful prizes.
Your progress on Paradise is just amazing. You must have a smoking needle, lol.
The A&E set looks so great.

Lana said...

PL is looking wonderful!!!

Paulette said...

Congrats on the lucky wins! Wow, you are on a roll! Go buy a lottery ticket! LOL Great job on PL - you have the fastest needles in the west, girlfriend.

Paulette

Linda said...

Your PL is just wonderful! I love all your goodies, especially the A&E set from Tanya.

Dona said...

Great wins, Margaret!

Your work on PL is lovely - and fast! I never noticed before that the snake is blue. I like it.

Enjoy your time with your daughter!