Thursday, September 30, 2010

Winner of Giveaway!

I used a random number generator and the number "2" was chosen..
The second person to post for my giveaway is Shari!
Congratulations Shari!!
Thank you to those of you that entered my contest, thank you for all of your kind words and always taking the time to stop by my blog.
You always find the time to give me inspiration!
Make sure you stop back now and then..you just never know when I might be doing another giveaway! ;)

Shari, check your email, I will be sending you a note for your mailing address so I can drop this in the post to you really soon !
Enjoy your winning!

Raggedystitches,

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall Stitching

I just love to stitch pumpkins! I have really admired this little sampler design for some time now..I finally started it..(now let's hope I can keep on stitching and finish it!) :P
It has the nicest little poem on it...more to follow, I will post the rest when I am done.

...for those of you that have not entered my giveaway, you still have time to enter if interested! I will be picking out a winner tomorrow evening! Please enter if you would like...the giveaway post is below..just scroll down to see. :)

Wishing you all a wonderful night filled with blessings!
Raggedystitches,

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Vintage Transfers!

Love, Love, LOVE these!
Vintage transfer finds...


Vintage Transfer Finds


more transfers....
click on the topic that you would like for FREE transfers. They are adorable!


Free Embroidery Transfers

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Birthday and a new Crochet Ipod Sock :)

Our daughter turned 15 years old today. We cannot believe it! My how the years have flown by...
We are so proud of the young lady she has become. There was a family celebration and lots of fun. I took my daughter to a Paramore concert. She was thrilled! She received such nice gifts from her friends and family.
I think she really had a nice birthday this year. Her cookie cake was so yummy!


Here is a little gift I crocheted for her. It is an ipod sock. Her favorite color is blue, so I had used blue Cream and Sugar yarn.
It was pretty easy to make. I found the pattern at http://www.lionbrand.com/
You have to register to get the free patterns, but it is so worth it!


Happy 15th Birthday our sweet Angel Christine!
We sure do love you!!

Raggedystitches,
Louise

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Turn For a Giveaway! :)


 (click on photo to enlarge)

I have enjoyed blogging so much.
It is so much fun creating and sharing my crafting with all of you over the years.
I love the encouragement I receive from your kind comments that you leave. Even if my projects are small, and not exactly perfect! :)
I want to give back a little bit (finally)...
I hope to do more of this in the future..I love to give too!!
Here is what I have to offer. (this is just so much fun and exciting, I hope you will want to join in on the fun, and I hope you win!)..

The prizes include:

*One Cross Country Stitching Magazine October 2010 Issue
*a multi-colored lanyard
*a beautiful daisy bookmark with a saying "There are always flowers for those who want to see them"
*One purple Daisy notepad with pen
*a small stitch 'n hang counted cross stitch kit
*pretty notepad "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God"
*One packet envelope of Aunt Martha's Hot Iron on Transfers for hand embroidery work
*tin of wintergreen fish shaped scripture candy mints
*Aluminum PURPLE (I LOVE purple!) size 5.00mm US H crochet hook
* And....One Handmade by ME! ~Daisy Wheel Dishcloth~!! The first one I have ever made..not perfect, but it is handmade by me with love :)

Soooo...there you have it...

I hope you like the goodies I have gathered together for my very first giveaway. :)
Thank you for those of you that have commented in the past, your comments really do make me smile!

Here are the details on how to enter:

1. I will run this contest until September 30th. I will pick the winners on that day. Posting will be soon after!
2. you must be a follower
3. Please leave one comment with your email, or make sure your comment has a way to get back to your email so I can contact you.
4. If you would like to mention this contest on your blog or tell your friends, that would be so wonderful!, thank you! :)

I hope you like the giveaway, and I wish you a bunch of Raggedy wishes and luck in winning..
Now I think I am going to go check out the new quilt shop in town!
YAY!! :)

****Edited to Add ~ I will be using a random number generator for the winner ~ :)


Raggedystitches,

Saturday, September 18, 2010

On A Crochet Roll!


I have been crocheting like mad tonight!

Here are more baby shoes I completed tonight...
I love this yarn so much more for a baby..it is softer and has sparkle to it.
So pretty!

Crochet for baby feet


I have been working tonight on trying to make baby booties with crochet.
I have found a place on the internet that had pretty clear instructions. I have made one so far. It isn't perfect, but it does look like a little baby shoe! :)
That's pretty good I think.
Now, I hope I can get the second one to look like the first! (ha!)
I am not too good with crochet directions, but these are pretty simple.
If interested here is the link..
Baby Booties


(check back...I may be having a giveaway soon!) :)

Raggedystitches,
Louise

A Doodle Pumpkin


I like to draw and doodle..sometimes I use them for hand embroidery...
I did a little happy pumpkin this morning..I would like to share it with you. I hope this works! Hopefully you can print it out.
You can trace this happy fellow onto fabric using a light box or a bright window and then stitch him up using embroidery threads. Have fun!
You can click on him for full size and print him out...I will be adding more doodles from time to time. I have decided to save my doodles for you and added a place for them all together...you can find them all in one spot, just click the link on the right side bar if interested! :)

Enjoy!
Raggedystitches,
Louise

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cheese Macaroni


My daughter has been bugging me to make this for her...
click on the picture to see it up close..looks good doesn't it?!
:)

if you want the recipe..it is on my recipe blog click here!

Time to eat!

Raggedystitches,

Louise

Monday, September 13, 2010

Bunny of the house

Our "House Bunny" Peter Rabbit loves to get into things..
He was loose in my daughter's bedroom and found her schoolwork.
I guess it is true when students say their pets ate their homework!
(Peter caught in the act!)


Friday, September 10, 2010

A wonderful giveaway!

I wanted to mention that my dear stitching friend Hazel is having a
wonderful giveaway on her blog.
Drop by Quietly Stitching. It is one of my favorite blogs!

Raggedystitches,
Louise

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Package of surprise! RAK


When I opened up my mailbox today, I was so surprised to see a package just for me!
I looked to see, and the package was from Kerribeth. I couldn't wait to open it up!
There inside was a chart she had told me that she was going to send, along with a couple of other charts, and beads.
Along with these charts was a HUGE bag of Carrie's hand-dyed floss!
I could not believe my eyes. I was telling her that I don't really have much in the way of hand-dyed threads, and usually only get them when given to me as a gift.
Well, I have been gifted with threads, more than My eyes can behold!!

Thank you so much Kerri, now I can't say I don't have hand-dyed thread anymore. I probably have more than anyone I know. :)

What a wonderful blessing I have received today.
:)


Raggedystitches,
Louise

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Happy 95th Birthday!


Happy 95th Birthday Dear Raggedy Ann!


We love you so...


Saturday, September 4, 2010

It's Saturday!

I just love Saturdays!
Here it is almost 11:30am..the kids are still asleep.
I have been busy looking through some boxes..
I don't think we will ever be fully unpacked. Very loooooong process!
What to keep, what to give away..such hard decisions!

Hubby has been in the attic and on the roof all morning putting in an attic fan.
It is plenty hot up there with the Florida sun. I sure do hope he finishes soon.I don't like him out in this heat so much.
He is such a wonderful handyman, and can do pretty much anything, so it did not worry me one bit when he cut that round hole in our new roof!


I have been busy working a little more on my granny stripe. Have not lost interest yet! Love all the vibrant colors :)
It is so much fun to do and goes so very quickly.
Lots of fun for sure.

Will update with pictures as I go along..


Hope you all have a lovely weekend,
RaggedyStitches,

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Stripes of Crochet


I cannot believe I have started yet another project.
Why is it so exciting to start something, but yet, not exciting enough to keep going on what I have already begun, and finish something else?
OH! The thrill of gathering up the supplies and items needed for a new venture I guess. :P

I have spotted this beautiful pattern for a Granny Stripe Crochet blanket pattern on my dear friend Hazel's blog.
She was crocheting the most beautiful blanket, and I was so intrigued!

I am so glad she posted the blog that she had found the directions on.
I wasn't sure if I could manage it, but I think I have figured out how to make it right.
So far so good.
I am not using any particular pattern of colors, just throwing it together.
I did a chain of 240 stitches to start.
I am using Impeccable Loops and Threads Yarn I found at Michaels Craft Store. It is on sale this week!
I purchased 9 colors..but may go back for more.

So far so good, and I think it is coming along nicely.
Pretty I think!
The pattern can be found on Attic24's Blog


Perhaps you would like to give it a go?

Raggedystitches,
Louise