Jun 16, 2016

Out fox!

Get out of my house!!!  I have had enough of this project!
 
So here's the deal.... leave a comment on this post if you would like to enter the giveaway for this upside down hornbook.  If you are unable to do so, enter by email link at right.  This will be my birthday offer to you, my stitching buds.  The drawing will be Tuesday night the 21th at 9pm EST.  As always, the majority are no-reply so make sure you leave your initials or name, especially if you are anonymous.  If you receive posts through email, you cannot reply to them and must email me directly through the blog page.  If I cannot contact the winner and there is no response to me by the 24th (Friday morning), another entry will be drawn.


The stitches are uneven, some loose, some tight, some in the wrong hole, and they could all be yours.  Enter now!

 
Thanks for all your help with the pain in the ass fox. 

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101 comments:

Nupur said...

I love this little guy and the whole project ... Am always amazed at all that you do.
Thanks for the chance!

kathiquilts said...

well despite your concerns about the colors, the stitching and what/how to finish the hornbook - you have created a beautiful piece! The colors are just perfect on that gorgeous linen and the finished color of the wood is fabulous -- guess your quest for all the right elements paid off.

sandi s said...

I think your finished project looks wonderful! I love the crow and pail you ordered. Hugs,

Linda P said...

This is gorgeous! Love your color choices and the linen. Thanks for the chance. Linda

Jean Bee said...

Well I'd love for this to be my pain in the ass! I think it's wonderful.

Kati said...

This is a beautiful piece nevertheless so I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope to become it's new owner :-)

linny said...

Love your X stitching. The fox is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Jessie said...

, This is amazing, wonderfull colors!

Deborah Tate said...

Yay, Marly! Another cool giveaway! I can be reached at debbyetate@gmail.com. Thanks!

Roann said...

It's beautiful. You are too hard on yourself. Thanks

Linda said...

I am amazed by your generosity. I know every time I open your post, I will smile. And to give away this piece of your life... I don't know how you do it. Thank you for everything.

Iley Burkett said...

This is fabulous. I always enjoy your gorgeous creations and thanks for the chance to win. Love it!

Jane B. said...

I would honored to have something done by you!

Heartland Stitcher said...

It is a great piece. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your treasures. It would be an honor to display it. Thanks for your generosity.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Ronin said...

This one is zo Nice. I have some foxes ,so this would be perfect for my collection.
Thanks again for your generosity.
Have a great day,
Regards
Viv

oldecrow said...

Wow, count me in! I love your version. I actually stitched this about 25 years ago on Aida ( Before I fell in love with linen). I would love to have yours on my wall instead of mine!

blueladie said...

What a generous giveaway!!! Please enter me. :D Cathryn (blueladie at hotmail dot com)

Chris Cassidy said...

This turned out great. I love the dark background.

Chris Cassidy said...

This turned out great. I love the dark background.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

This is just lovely. That dark background is inspired. Xxx Irene

Jonette said...

Would love to welcome this to my house! Jonette

Barb Boughamer said...

This looks wonderful. I guess I need to read further as to what the problem is with the fox.

Simple Pleasure said...

The dark linen really is the punching point of this creation...have the perfect place for display!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Ann Neal said...

I think this is gorgeous! I would love to have it for my own! I love the dark linen!
Ann N

Mary Margaret said...

It turned out gorgeous, Marly. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Dixie said...

Beautiful! Enjoyed your posts on choosing the colors.

Trudy Locke said...

It turned out so cute! Love it!
Trudy at lockesnest@yahoo.com

Elizabeth said...

It is so cute - would love to have it.

ebarrett1357@gmail.com

Robin in Virginia said...

Oh Marly, your fox is adorable. What a fabulous looking hornbook! I think the entire project turned out super.

Vickie said...

Oh Marly! I literally had to read this twice! Yes, count me in please! I love it. I think it is fantastic and am surprised you can part with it. Thank you for the chance to win it.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning! Marly you have done it again, your eye for color and handwork is just beautiful and 'perfect'! As others have said,I would be honored to live with something from your hand and heart, thanks for the opportunity! And... happy almost birthday!!! Debbie in IL

Nancy Pleimann said...

I would love to own this fox project. I have been watching it all along and trying to find out the name of the project. But I like the way you changed the colors. So you would have to give those instructions. Great giveaway. Nancy P.

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Marly,I would be thrilled to win the fox, so beautiful.Hugs Francine.

Cathy said...

Thanks for the Friday morning laugh at your description of your fox project. Looks very good to me though! Awesome giveaway!
Cathy
CraftyCat

pamela.abate1228 said...

I LOVE this design! The colors make the entire design "pop".
thank you for the chance and Happy Birthday!
Pam

Carol said...

I think it turned out great, Marly! Uneven stitches and all--so well done :)

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love this project!! I still think your husband could clean up selling horn books - I have been looking for a certain ornament size!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

I would be humbled to have this little p.i.t.a fox live with us here on the farm!
L

Anonymous said...

I just love how this turned out! Hope you have a great birthday! Michele Davis

Audrey said...

I'd love to win one of your beautiful creations! (Yes, I'm sucking up but honestly, everything you make is gorgeous!!) Beautiful job, Marly.

Linda said...

I would love to be included in your drawing It turned out just great Thank you for offering it up as a Birthday prize


linda m

Phyllis said...

Well, I think it's wonderful! I would love to give it a new home!
Phyllis

Pamela Tasker said...

What uneven stitches ? where are the loose stitches? I do not see any tight or stitches placed in the wrong holes. What I see is hand workmanship from the heart. What I see is some one who loves working with their hands in the continuum of a work of art from their own hands. I would be proud to hang this in my home. It is an original !!! Thank you. Pam, Dexter, MI.

Catherine said...

I love this! Thanks for the chance!

Sherry Carter said...

Precious... Anyone would love it! Usher

Sherry Carter said...

Precious... Anyone would love it! Usher

Sherry Carter said...

Precious... Anyone would love it! Usher

rosek1870 said...

I love the colors and would be thrilled to hang it in my home! Count me in
Hugs,
Rose K.

rosek1870 said...

I love the colors and would be thrilled to hang it in my home! Count me in
Hugs,
Rose K.

Diana said...

Love the colors! Would love to win it.

Bonnie said...

Love it and all the work you put it to this would love to have one of your projects. Thanks Bonnie

karen said...

Love this little fox! Count me in and have a great birthday!
KF

Joanie said...

Oh, this is sweet! I would love to win...it would be a great birthday gift to me!
Thanks so much, Marly, for your sweet offer. Hugs!
Joanie

Dianne said...

Ha Ha...I have had projects that I just wanted to "throw out into the street!" but this turned out wonderfully! I love Prairie Schooler designs! thanks for the opportunity to inherit it, you are very generous with your give-aways! Here's hoping your next project is less frustrating...
Dianne C.

Dianne said...

p.s. happy birthday too!

Glenda said...

Happy Birthday! This is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

Marjorie Downey said...

Happy birthday! I would love to win the Fox & Grapes hornbook!

usagypsy said...

I love this! Looks just about perfect to me! The "frame" is perfect :)

Maggee said...

oh you're kidding me! Now you're getting rid of it? Well, as I think about it... since it was such a PITA, I kinda understand. But it is so nice, I just gotta enter your Giveaway here! If I had had such troubles, it would be in the trash. My time is too short... In fact, I just recently threw away TWO huge SAL pieces I was struggling with... moving on!! Smalls and medium pieces are keeping my interest, so far... Hugs!

Debby said...

It is lovely - sorry you had trouble with it! Have a wonderful day!

D. Hodges

Heartsdesire said...

Some things look easy, but when you get down to it, they become a pain in the rear. But they can also turn out to be quite spectacular as is your fox. This is a wonderful giveaway, and I'd be happy to win it.

Cynthia G. said...

Happy Birthday. I think it looks absolutely lovely.

Kristen said...

It came out great, Marly! You're crazy to give it away, but I'd be glad to have it. :D

Fran Caswell said...

I love your finished project. I would love to display it in my home. Thank you for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Would love to have it!

Terry Darmstatter

Anonymous said...

Marly, from all of these comments you can see that you are the only one not
happy with the darling fox! Happy birthday and thank you for offering your
birthday gift to someone. Julia in SC

Bobbie Whittington said...

Love how it turned out! Happy Birthday, hope it's fabulous!

C. M. Designs said...

Happy Birthday Marly. As I said on Facebook, your fox cross stitched piece is perfection. Soooo nice. Love your work.
Enjoy your weekend. I hope the weather in your neck of the woods is great.
Charlotte in Va.

Kathy L. said...

I think this is adorable and love the finishing, I would proudly display your fox and make him my own! Have a wonderful birthday Marly!!

debbie haggard said...

"pain in the a**" or not, its lovely and i would be proud to own it :-)
thanks for the opportunity and Happy Birthday to YOU !

vivian said...
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vivian said...

Hiya
You are too hard on yourself and your finished piece is beautiful and would love to hang it on my wall....My projects are never never perfectly done...that is the unique of handmade. CONGRATS and HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

Rose Heck said...

I love your project. It would be an honor to win it. Watching you bring it to life was fun. That little fox can come and stay at my place... Just saying, and oh yeah,...Happy Birthday to you!!

Karen said...

It looks great to me. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Barb said...

I would love to win that pretty design and a very Happy Birthday to you!!!

laceystitcher said...

Love this project, and it is especially adorable on the horn book. Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you so much. Have a happy.....................

capecodgirl565 said...

I think it turned out great and I would love a chance to win it!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
It is WONDERFUL!!!! Hope you have a FABULOUS BIRTHDAY!!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

Anonymous said...

I enjoy all your posts! For once a real life person, eat up with talent, and takes the time to share. I look forward to the next post.

Heritage Hall said...

If I cannot detect the uneven or loose stitches, a plane flying over will never notice.... this is a real charmer and your color selections spot on... Count me in for a wow win...and don't forget to relish this Birthday as another year of achievement and caring.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Marly it appears everyone would love to win something you've made! Happy, happy birthday and may God bless you with many more. blessings, marlene

rebelrosecreations@gmail.com said...

Would love to be entered in the drawing. Beautiful Stitching! Happy Birthday!
Christie G. http://christiescrossstitchcreations.blogspot.com/

Ginny said...

This is such a wonderful piece. I love the way you finished it. You are so generous to offer it to your readers. VKI

Margaret said...

Marly!!! You're giving it away? It's so wonderful! You are too generous for words. With people, with animals, with your wonderful heart. You are a sweetheart. Of course I'm entering! lol!

Mouse said...

I think it would look splended at the mouse house ... looks gorgeous and I for one cannot see a thing wrong with it sooo please pretty please pick me ..lol .... love mouse xxxxx

Athena Besa said...

Sometimes we are our own harsh critic but to the observer it s a work of artL thank you for your generosity.

Nancy King said...

Beautiful piece, love the finish too!
Nan K.

Ann K. said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I love your version of this PS piece.

Chris said...

Love the finish and color choices... thank you for the giveaway, too.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Perfect as always!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

jan said...

It is lovely, Marly, errors and all. My grandson spotted 2 foxes in the yard just today. They have such a lovely "trot" as they cross the yard. I would love to win your Fox hornbook. Thank you to you for the giveaway and good luck to me. ...jan

Anonymous said...

I love it Marly, just the way it is! Thank you for being so generous with your giveaways, knowledge, and humorous blog! Brenda

dq said...

holy smokes your gonna give the fox away i hope he comes to me!
dq bogfary@yahoo.com

Donna Munson said...

Marly...This is a sweet little fox, even with his little issues...we all have them, too. Enjoyed watching your work progress on him...thanks! Donna Munson

sheravery said...

Hi Marly,
Whatever 'problems' you may have had with this project, I think it turned out beautifully. I have live ones that come visit my yard quite frequently. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your most generous giveaway.

-Sherry-

Anonymous said...

Marly, I love both versions of your fox! I would be so happy to have him live with me! Happy birthday to you!
Cherie P.

Frances N said...

I love your beautiful stitching!
You can't go wrong with Prairie Schooler! It's just such a classic!
I'd be honored to win something you stitched and finished so beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading your blog. I have never seen a hornbook. What is is? whatever it is it is adorable!
Love that red Fox.
Pati

aplebary@ctaz.com

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

I can't believe I did not sign in for this perfectly wonderful giveaway...
just checking back to see what the competition is like and I did not add me..
So here it is...Please include my name for this awesome drawing...Thanks so much for your generosity...no matter who wins.

Peace and God Bless America,
Barb

Meari said...

Oh very cool. Include me, please!

Diana said...

Love your fox design and would very much like to win it

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