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Monday, 17 December 2012
SAL JHA 1905 and Giveaway

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Part 2 of Simone's SAL was released on Saturday, December 15. I quickly downloaded it and wanted to start immediately but unfortunately, as usual at this time of the year, other things got in the way and I didn't get round to stitching it up until the evening. I am really enjoying this little red sampler and it really is 'little' as I am stitching it 1*2 on walnut ink dyed 48ct Gander linen with Needlepoint Inc 505. It measures 4¾" across the top! It's not too late to join this SAL - Part 1 and, of course, Part 2 are still available although Part 1 will be removed on January 12 so don't leave it too late if you want to stitch it. The scissors are tiny black Storklettes by Kelmscott Designs.

And now for a little giveaway. This Eiffel Tower scissor fob will be given away to one of my followers as a thank you for sticking around! So please leave a comment and you are in the draw. New followers are welcome and you will get an extra chance to win if you share this on your blog - please tell me in your comment if you do this. The draw will be made on December 31 - my blog's 5th birthday. 

It's a bright sunny day but very cold; I have a dental checkup today so instead of taking the car I will walk there as it's not too far!  

Thanks for visiting
Take care

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  • On 17 December 2012 at 12:42, Blogger CalamityJr

    Your SAL stitching looks perfect; what lovely (and tiny!) stitching. Happy blogging birthday; I'd love to be included in your drawing.

  • On 17 December 2012 at 13:46, Blogger Elisa

    Gorgeous stitching Carol....and tiny too! Congrats on your almost 5th Blog Birthday!!

  • On 17 December 2012 at 14:18, Blogger Michelle

    I too have made a start on this - yours is looking lovely. Please include me in your draw xx

  • On 17 December 2012 at 14:35, Blogger Gizzimomo

    I'd love to be in the drawing as the fob is soooo sweet! Beautiful stitching!

  • On 17 December 2012 at 14:37, Blogger Vickie

    Please include me in the drawing Carol. The fob is so pretty.
    I love tiny stitching too.

  • On 17 December 2012 at 14:41, Blogger Phyllis

    Lovely stitching. Thanks for the cute fob giveaway!

  • On 17 December 2012 at 15:36, Blogger Patty C.

    Wonderful Giveaway -
    Merry Christmas ;)

  • On 17 December 2012 at 16:17, Blogger ArchangelDecker

    Love the color you chose! I wish we could get 48 count here in the States. I'd love to give that a go.

    Thank you so much for the contest. Please add me to the draw.

  • On 17 December 2012 at 17:07, Blogger Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher

    What a cute fob! Would go perfect in my french sewing box :)Have a great Christmas!

  • On 17 December 2012 at 17:09, Blogger Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher

    Your little red sampler is darling and on 48!

  • On 17 December 2012 at 17:11, Blogger ♥ Sari ♥

    Oh, the fob is so beautiful! Please count me in! :)

  • On 17 December 2012 at 17:33, Blogger Denise SA

    I love this design as well and have

  • On 17 December 2012 at 17:34, Blogger Denise SA

    Sorry blogger did not let me finish I love the design and have downloaded it ,I wish I could see to stitch on 48 count I will most probably do it on 32 count. I would love to win in your giveaway

  • On 17 December 2012 at 17:44, Blogger Ann

    Your stitching looks great, Carol! As always, I might mention....

    Has it really been 5 years? My, the time has flown by!

    I've been working on my stitching plans for 2013--and the iStitch charts figure prominently in my plans. I'm going to stitch each of the Winter/Christmas charts and finish them as flat folds to use on the mantle next year. (Think Christmas cards...) I'll be sure to send you a photo of the mantle next year!

  • On 17 December 2012 at 18:23, Blogger Mary

    Oh - such perfect,tiny work! Afraid I don't have the eyes for that any longer, but I love to LOOK at it!

    That fob is lovely and I would appreciate being entered into your giveaway. It conjures memories of my brief (4 days only) visit to Paris and would look beautiful on the red Sajou scissors I treated myself with.

    Merry Christmas and Thank You!

    Mary in MN


  • On 17 December 2012 at 18:27, Blogger Deborah

    I love red samplers and yours is beautiful. Thanks for the chance of winning the lovely fob.

  • On 17 December 2012 at 19:15, Blogger Anne

    Pretty little red sampler you are starting. That fabric is so beautiful. I love stitching teeny tiny stitches!! I would love to be included in the draw! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • On 17 December 2012 at 19:47, Blogger Dora

    Your red samplers are always so pretty! Congratulations on your blogaversary. I would love a chance to win that beautiful fob!!

  • On 17 December 2012 at 21:18, Blogger Kate

    Fabulous stitching, would have loved to join the SAL but sadly not enough time. Will look forward to your next installments.

  • On 17 December 2012 at 23:34, Blogger lynda

    Thanks for the heads up on that SAL...it's very pretty! And I would love a chance in your giveaway...thanks so much!

  • On 18 December 2012 at 01:13, Blogger Ellen

    Your tiny sampler is beautiful! I have downloaded the chart but will start only after the holiday seasons.

    Love to join your giveaway, thank you for the chance!


  • On 18 December 2012 at 02:14, Blogger Melody

    The fob is lovely. Pretty Christmassy colors.

    Congratulations on your blogging milestone.

  • On 18 December 2012 at 08:17, Blogger Solstitches

    Your SAL piece is looking lovely on the high count fabric.
    I'm stitching it too but have managed to go wrong in the top row of the alphabet so will need to look at it today.
    Please include my name in the draw for the pretty little fob.
    Happy Christmas,

  • On 18 December 2012 at 13:31, Blogger Roberta

    Your stitching is amazing, not sure my eyes could do this.

    Love the scissor fob and would love to be included in the drawing.

  • On 18 December 2012 at 14:10, Blogger VALIE

    Don't include me in the draw... But congrats on stitching small, as usual. I need a new pair of glasses !

  • On 18 December 2012 at 21:49, Blogger Merilde

    Hello Carol, I have lurked on your site long enough - have finally joined! I am in awe of your tiny stitching - so lovely. I would love the chance to win your scissor fob! Happy Christmas!

  • On 19 December 2012 at 01:49, Blogger Maureen

    Thank you so much Carol for a chance at the give-away! It's a lovely fob! As always, your stitching is gorgeous & I'm so happy to be a follower!
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca

  • On 19 December 2012 at 21:28, Blogger Brenda

    Oh what an beautiful Eiffel Tower scissor fob!!!! You do such excellent work!!!

    Please enter my name in the drawing and I've already posted it on my blog as well!!!

    Happy Stitching!

  • On 19 December 2012 at 21:56, Blogger Sarah Beth

    I would love a chance at your giveaway.

  • On 20 December 2012 at 09:55, Blogger Megan Chamberlain

    I can't believe how quickly you stitched the latest part of the SAL, it is looking amazing, beautiful stitching as always.
    Please include me in your giveaway, congratulations on your blog anniversary.

  • On 20 December 2012 at 14:36, Blogger HollyXSing

    Thank-you for your generousity! I would love to be considered for the beautiful fob:)

    Another SAL...how tempting;)

    Happy "Holly"days,

    -Holly in VA

  • On 20 December 2012 at 22:07, Blogger The Mad Stitcher

    Carol, the SAL is coming along beautifully. Love your colors. the fob is really beautiful and I would love to win it. I have posted on my blog as well. Thanks for offering this.

    Kathy aka The Mad Stitcher

  • On 21 December 2012 at 00:52, Blogger valerie

    Lovely progress on your SAL sampler Carol! The scissor fob is so pretty. I would love a chance at your giveaway! Merry Christmas!

  • On 21 December 2012 at 02:30, Blogger Catherine

    What a sweet sal! I'll have to pop over and get those parts!
    Love your giveaway, and would love to be included!

  • On 22 December 2012 at 14:52, Blogger Kathy A.

    5 years? Wow! Way to go girl. It has been a real pleasure.
    Love the new stitch.
    Please enter me in your lovely giveaway. Merry, Merry Christmas my dear friend.

  • On 22 December 2012 at 17:00, Blogger Dani - tkdchick

    Your sampler looks so pretty and perfect!

    I'd love to win that fob!!!!

    Merry Christmas!

  • On 24 December 2012 at 15:13, Blogger Hazel

    Please count me in your drawing Carol. That is a lovely fob. x

  • On 30 December 2012 at 14:36, Blogger Bridge

    Lovely tiny stitching, I squinted just thinking of it! I have scissor envy of the black storks!
    I would love to be entered into the draw, my scissors can always use some "bling"
    (I also blogged about your giveaway @ stitchsavelive.blogspot.com)

  • On 30 December 2012 at 15:07, Blogger Susan

    Your stitcing is lovely as always. I do envy your ability to stitch on such tiny counts. Please add me to the drawing - I'm finally able to catch up on my blog reading after DH's surgery and am sooo far behind.

  • On 30 December 2012 at 19:46, Blogger jhm

    Thanks for the tip on the red sampler. Looks great so far.
    I would love to have the scissor fob. I know the perfect person who deserves it and doesn't have time for reading blogs. She always seems to be doing for others


  • On 30 December 2012 at 23:20, Blogger Jennifer B

    Happy 5th Birthday,
    Hope you find the hat pattern to match the cardigan.

    Please include me in the draw for the Eiffel Tower scissor fob. I will have an excuse to buy another pair of scissors.

  • On 30 December 2012 at 23:41, Blogger hueisei

    Beautiful SAL. Please enter me on the drawing :) I'm a new follower.

  • On 31 December 2012 at 12:56, Blogger Aussie stitcher

    Love your stitching. Great reds, and the fob is just darling

    well done