Jun 21, 2012

A winner!

Hi everyone.  First off, Random.org chose Melissa as the basket and hook winner.  Congrats!  Please email me with your address and choice of natural or dark and I'll get it in the mail ASAP!  As I was working on the Santa, I was thinking of other ways to use this as a stitchery display.  Santa looks good and the basket could be filled with greenery.  A floral design and filled with flowers hung on a door.  A Halloween piece filled with curly willow.  A wide linen band with a name....oh just stop it.  Second, thank you all for the birthday wishes.  It's almost over!  Third, Gold Santa had an accident.  It seems his boat was two stitches off course and the frogs jumped in and sunk it.
After the frogs were gone, I wondered why I just didn't add two rows of green and make it a bigger boat!  Oh well, we're back on track. 










I wanted to show this shepherd's hook.  This is how mom liked her hooks - a grapevine or ivy garland wrapped around it.  We cleaned out the shed and I found this one.  This looks great in the fall with a garland of autumn colored leaves and a pot of bright mums.


I'm done.  Have a great weekend and thank you again for the well wishes and birthday wishes.  Much appreciated!  Thanks for visiting and to all who participated in the offer.

12 comments:

denise said...

love your basket ideas! i can picture them in my mind. you have to post some pics of your ideas. denise

Rebecca said...

The way that you discribe your mistake made me chuckle. I pictured real animal type frogs jumping in the boat and santa getting all wet when the boat sank. You have such a discriptive way of writing. Congrats to Melissa too. I am sure she is exstatic.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Congrats to Melissa!! I'm just fascinated with your stitching!!--all I ever cross stitched were little ornaments for the tree!--Jan

Melissa said...

OMG, I'm so excited! My first thought was "does she mean me?" Now that I have confirmed with you - Yes, thank you so much! I love all the things you show on your blog and you have so many wonderful ideas, well, I'm just thrilled.

Sorry the frog visited your Gold Santa but at least he's ok now - the Santa not he frog...

Thank you thank you thank you!

P.J. said...

Glad to see you did not have to abandon ship completely and all is back afloat. Those were some serious frogs. Your Santas are looking cute as ever.

Congrats to Melissa!!

Chris said...

Glad to hear that you and your Santa are back on track :)
I love the shepherd's hook with the ivy on it.
Have a lovely weekend.

Siobhán said...

Congratulations to Melissa!

What a neat idea to do ivy around the shepherd's hook! I'm glad you're back on track with your santa. I need to pull those charts out and get working on them--I just love BoaF!

Enjoy your weekend!

Margaret said...

Congrats to Melissa! Love the red Santa on the basket. Your Gold Santa -- well, if you're anything like me, you're glad you did the frogging in the end. lol! Now you're back on track! Love that Shepherd's hook!

Shirlee said...

Congratulations to Melissa! I will also say that I love the Santa on that basket! Those baskets present so many possibilities. I knew I had an ice cubes chance in hell to win that basket so I bought one (different type) which I found at Michaels the other day. Do tell me, oh wise one, how to attach a piece of stitching onto it. You will receive my everlasting gratitude for sharing that knowledge : ) Did I miss your birthday? Good grief ... my brain is fried in this dang blasted heat. Happy Birthday to you ... whenever it was/is!

Carol said...

Congratulations to Melissa!! I was away running my parents estate sale and missed the whole giveaway--darn!!

Your santa looks great displayed on that basket, Marly... Hope that is the end of the frog visiting Gold Santa :) I just bought all four on Ebay--hope to get started on them this year.

Thank goodness the heat has passed--it's even raining here right now--yippee! Hope you're getting some up your way, too :)

Loraine said...

Love your baskets and your ideas! OH, I am so doing the Halloween idea!
Hope you had a wonderful birthday. You deserve it!
I love your outdoor pot ideas too. So cleaver.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Congratulation to Melissa!!! And thank you, Marly, for another wonderful giveaway.

And, hey - what's stitching without some frogs? Whatever it is, it isn't reality....At least you caught it before Santa went under as well. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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