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Sunday, February 17, 2013

You guys were right!


2 days ago--almost done
Oh my, this was the very last thing I wanted to work on this week. But thanks to everyone who commented on my last post I can now add this to my "FINALLY FINISHED" list for the year. Thank you for all the motivation. And honestly it really did take me less than two hours to finish all 24 chicks wings and sew on some seed beads for their eyes. I am excited to send this off to be framed this week, and hopefully have it back and hanging for my spring wall. Yes, I have a wall in my dining room that I switch out with seasonal decorations/stitching every few months. This will be perfect for spring into early summer.
 Today we are off to the book fair. Every February they hold a huge book sale at our state fair grounds. Sunday is half off of everything, and I always find some great crafting books and cross stitch charts while i'm there. The only part I don't like about it is man do people get pushy over tables piled with books. But I still love going. People camp out in the morning waiting for it to open, on Saturday they have rare/hard to find books. But they also have paperbacks for 50 cents and normally I get most of my charts for a dollar. Anyways it's something exciting to do on a lazy Sunday, and I so look forward to it every year.
And in honor of my recent Prairie Schooler finish I thought I would have a little giveaway. I am trying to collect all the PS charts slowly but surely (I think I maybe am at about 40% right now), but sometimes I am not so organized and wind up with two of the same chart. This would be one of those charts. It is "Bunnies & Chicks #121". I stitched the little bunny last year into a cute ornament, and do love the designs on this chart. If you would like my extra copy (and perhaps some other stitchy extras thrown in) leave me a comment. Hope you all are having a great Presidents Day weekend, i'm off to buy some books!


Catherine said...

Congrats on your finish!!!

Shirlee said...

First of all, congratulations on finishing your chickens! Can't wait to see if framed : ) Good luck at the book fair! Please do include me for a chance to win the PS leaflet.

Emma/Itzy said...

Well done on your finish! Enjoy the book fair too - it sounds like my kind of Sunday!

I would love to be included in the drawing for the chart, it is so sweet :)

carol fun said...

Love the chickens!! Too cute. And I love PS charts...please include me in the drawing. Good luck at the book fair...hope you get some great new stuff.

Melody said...

YAY!! You did it!! We knew ya had it in ya, lol. Congrats on the finish and I hope you come home with an armload of stitchy books/charts today. I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity :)

Beth said...

Well done! I'm sure you got tired of stitching the chicks over and over and over, but the finished piece is worth the tedium in my opinion - it's just plain charming!

gracie said...

Well done!

Tricia said...

Yay, you finished!! It looks beautiful! I'd love to be entered in your drawing. : )


Carrie said...

Congrats on your finish! It's so cute! Have fun at the book fair, hope you find lots of great books.

SoCal Debbie said...

Your Chickens and baby chicks look wonderful! What a great idea to have a theme wall to change with the seasons. I'd love a chance for your giveaway chart. Have a fantastic time at the Book Sale today!

Jodi S said...

Congrats on the finish! It is always nice to complete a piece! I would love to be consider for your extra PS booklet! I love their designs and this one isn't in my stash at the moment. Good luck looking for books!

Linda said...

Yippee!! Congrats on your finish. I knew you could do it. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I don't have that chart (unless its hiding). I do have several duplicates that on bought on ebay a few years ago when I was in my buying frenzy. I am only asking what I paid for them plus postage. If you are interested you can email me.


Melinda said...

So excited you stuck do it and finished off your chickes... Excellent.

WOW, that book sale sounds amazing. Hope you founds some great stuff...

Cathie J said...

Glad you finished. The last little bits are always the hardest but the feeling of accomplishment can't be beat. Jealous of the book fair. I am always on the look out for bargain charts.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Congratulations on your finish...I love this...this is a cute pattern.

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