Monday, May 2, 2011

Sampler Giveaway

I'm determined that I'm finally going to get rid of this crud once and for all--I haven't done any stitching for a month. I don't have anything fun to talk about here. In addition to the feeling bad and being tired, I've been having problems with my left thumb. On Friday I saw a hand specialist and I have three problems. The base joint of my thumb is out of alignment--the doc said he sees a lot of needlepointers with this--it's from holding the frame/hoop. I do feel it then (and have for, oh, fifteen years). I feel it more when knitting now (and I try to use a stand to hold my hoop or frame). My thumb won't bend--problem 2--a bone spur and "stuff" in my knuckle joint. And when it does bend, I can't straighten it without a jerk--trigger finger. That's the inflamed tendon, issue #3. For the latter I received a cortisone injection in the tendon sheath. Hopefully it will begin to help over the next few weeks. The other two issues involve surgery and I'm not going there any time soon. But it's a relief to know what's going on and that it's not dire.

So, it's time for a giveaway. I found this in my stash when I was cleaning recently. It's a sampler I began as part of a stitch-along and I know I will never finish it. It's called the Pineapple Bellpull and has many traditional sampler elements and some interesting stitches. The design was in the premier issue of Fine Lines magazine, which I think is no longer being published (I'm not sure of the year but 2001 rings a bell). I've completed the first section of the sampler, about 1/4 of the design. The linen is a bluish-gray. The Giveaway will include the partially stitched sampler mounted on the small scroll frame....
All four issues of Fine Lines magazine (plus photocopies of the sampler charts for the first three issues, copied and in sleeves for easier working).....
Plus the whole slew of threads I collected for the project, many overdyes, sampler threads, some flower thread, flosses. I did not follow the colors of the chart as given (of course--there may be notes on the charts or there may not--I forgot to look). Also, there's a scrap piece of the linen for testing things out.....
The whole pile comes in its very own coordinating tote.

I will use Random.org to draw one winner for this project on at noon central time Wednesday, May 11. Anyone may enter--no matter where you live (although if you're overseas, it may take a while for the package to get to you). To enter, please leave a comment on this blog. Please include an obvious way to get in touch with you (either an e-mail address or a blog link with an e-mail address). I'll announce the winner here and contact them by e-mail.

17 comments:

lifemyway said...

This sampler is very nice. I can't believe you're giving away all that thread! *drool* Anyway I just started a band sampler myself so this is pretty ironic. Please cheer up. I don't want to see you sad. You will get through this! Positive thoughts! My prayers are with you. My e-mail is rachel.widtfeldt@gmail.com

Karol said...

Ouch on your thumb! Hope it feels better soon. Would like to be entered in your drawing!

Connie said...

Oh my - sorry to hear about your thumb! I hope you feel better too. I would be so happy to give your project a good home! It is lovely! Connie
conniegee.designs@gmail.com

dxponhs1 said...

Very nice! It must be hard to give away such a great project. I haven't heard of this magazine but it looks great. Stitchaholicdawn@blogspot.com or dchronis@mchsi.com

Terri said...

I would love to receive that wonderful sampler! I love blue, favorite color, the thread -- oh my!! and the tote bag - beautiful!
territoman@comcast.net

Lesley said...

Sorry to hear about your thumb, but happy to hear about your giveaway. I would love to have the chance to finish your project. Blessings
technoturt@yahoo.com

Jane said...

Hi! So sorry to hear you are still not feeling great, in part because I think I have the same thing... with no energy to stitch either! Please enter me in the drawing too.
I hope your thumb feels better after the treatment.
Jane

Donna said...

I'm still so sad that Fine Lines stopped publishing. I've got all the issues and want to stitch nearly everything in it. I can hardly believe you got that far on the Pineapple bellpull and are willing to give it away!

gracie said...

I just found your blog...the giveway is really nice and I would like to be entered. As for your thumb...I had the same problem and also carpul tunnel both in my left hand. I am so happy I had the surgery and now can stitch again without pain. Think about having the surgery.
ghorton1@cox.net

Wagapapa said...

OMG, I can't believe what I'm reading, hope your thumb gets better soon.
I'd like to be entered in this great giveaway, thank you for the chance.
As always, I have published a photo of your giveaway with the link to your blog on my blog's sidebar (http://wagapapacreations.blogspot.com/)
A big hug from Bilbao,

Noemi (mimideusto@gmail.com)

Marjorie said...

I know how you feel, I've given away a bunch of my half-completed projects I know I will never get to...nonetheless, I would love to be included in your drawing, lol.

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love to be included in your wonderful drawing!!
I love samplers and this one is beautiful :)
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I am sorry you are having trouble with your hands...that sounds very dibilitating

I wish you good luck.

bessyglass@gmail.com

deanna7trees said...

what a wonderful giveaway. sending good thoughts for the thumb healing.

Tara said...

Thank you for the chance at this giveaway.

Miss Holly said...

Wow! What a thoughtful and generous giveaway....I am so sorry you are having hand troubles...not fun.. Maybe an occupational therapist could help..I hope the cortisone helps..it always has helped me...good luck!!

CalamityJr said...

Oh, I'd love to finish this sampler, and see what else is hiding in those magazines. Please include me in your generous drawing!