Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Monday, August 23, 2010

Who likes Halloween stitching? A Giveaway

Okay, so I dug out the sewing machine yesterday afternoon and got busy. It's still trial & error, this sewing business. Gives me fits usually. Wouldn't you know? I sewed up three sides before I realized I had forgotten to sew on Mr. Pumpkin's candy corn eyes. *sigh* It was a trick to get them sewed on after that! The pin pillow turned out alright though. What do you think? This is one of the designs I bought on the weekend getaway and refused to show you. When I was showing Rick my purchases he said, "You sure like that Halloween stuff, don't you?" Yes, I do! I love just about any Autumn design, Halloween or Thanksgiving or simply Fall. I love them all.

It's still too hot. I think I hate Summer. Stitching Halloween/Autumn designs comforts me somehow...

Design ~ Spooks, Ghosts, & Goblins
Designer ~ Val's Stuff
Fabric ~ 32 count Lugana (Daffycat-dyed)
Fiber ~ DMC
Embellishments ~ JABC tiny candy corn buttons

Now for the good stuff! I'm giving this pin pillow away to one lucky reader. Leave a comment on this post and make sure your email is in your profile or in your comment. I will draw a winner on Thursday, August 26th, 2010. Good luck!
Entries for this giveaway are now closed and the winner will be announced soon!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

92 comments:

Silverlotus said...

I really need to get started on my Halloween stitching! I'm still waiting for some braid and beads though. :(

I think your pin pillow is fabulous. Please enter me in the draw. (I know the first person is never picked though. Oh well!)

silverlotus@gmail.com

Madammeke Ongeduld said...

I fing this a beautiful giveaway and i like halloween

Parsley said...

Cute! I'd love to be entered.

Here in Oklahoma with this heat and humidity...yeah...I think I hate summer too. Come on FALL!!!!

Tanya said...

I LOVE it! Too cute! The fabric goes great w/the design! Love the colors you chose.

Please enter me! Thanks.

Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

Jo said...

Very cute!!

Well our summer has fast turned very cold and quite rainy. In fact it's been like that on and off all summer... how about a weather trade???

MrsB said...

A lovely Halloween pillow! I'd love to be in the giveaway...

Deborah said...

I love the pillow! The colors are great. Youchose the perfect fabric. I would a chance to win it.

Theresa said...

Awww... This little guy makes me smile~~~ I love your fabric choice, too!!!!! So cute!!!!

Karen said...

How cute! I love Halloween and would love to own this! Love the fabric....why can't I ever find fabric like that!!!!

Too cute as usual.....

BTW....I'm really hating summer too.

Christie said...

I LOVE your pin pillow. I feel the same way about the summer. Once I get past the 4th of July I am ready to start Halloween/Fall stitching. I love seeing what you stitch and put together. You do such a great job. Christie cmock@cinci.rr.com

Angela P said...

I totally love this :) You did an excellent job with the sewing! Funny as I did some pillow sewing today too for a tutorial! Please, please enter me for a chance to win this lovely pillow! I hate Summer too, Autumn is the time of year I wait for every year! Where did you get that great Halloween fabric from?

Esther said...

Its a lovely halloween give away!

Heat is gone here...rainy days are here again ;)....and I love it lolz

Please enter me....thank you :D

Peggy Lee said...

Very nice Halloween pin pillow. You did well getting those eyes on.
I won't enter this giveaway as I recently won a givewaway of yours. Whoever wins this is one lucky stitcher!

Elaine said...

Aww Sharon that is gorgeous and it;s stitched perfectly in my favourite colour.
The 26th is Heathers 18th birthday so it;s certainly one of the luckiest dates in my life. Fingers crossed I would just love to win this one.

CalamityJr said...

That is the cutest Halloween design ever! Please count me in!

Melissa said...

I would love to be entered into the giveaway. I LOVE the pillow. The fabric you used is just adorable!

Lizy said...

Hi,
nice little halloween. I would like to enter my email is lizymorales@hotmail.com

Meagan said...

OMG! That is so cute!!! I would love to add it to my Hallowe'en collection!

chris_stitch said...

Fall, please hurry!! Here in NC 85 is a cool pleasant day this summer. I can't wait for the cooler weather. I am so homesick for New England this time of year.
Your stitching and finishing are wonderful. I love the rickrack.
I pulled out a couple of autumn/Halloween pieces to maybe stitch.
Thanks for the inspiration! Stay cool!
Chris

Debbie said...

You've done a great job on this Halloween pin pillow! Love the colors too.

Catherine said...

How cute! I'd love to have a shot at this - thanks!

Melanie said...

Adorable! I'd love to be entered! Thanks for being so generous to offer it up. I'm having a giveaway this week too if you want to enter. :)

ArchangelDecker said...

I'm with you! It's still over 100 here on most days and I hate it! :( Fall can't come quickly enough here for me, although I think we do have at least another month of this before it gets nice again. :(


I love the pillow, btw. Please enter me in your contest and thank you so much for the chance! :)

Jessica [beforethedawn.org] said...

The pillow turned out great! The candy corn eyes are so cool, I love them.

I hate summer too, late summer especially because it is too hot and we get flies inside the house, yuck! I adore everything about fall and wish it didn't feel like the shortest season!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

He is way too cute! I absolutely love it.

Please include me in the giveaway!
Thank you!

Blu said...

Yesterday I finished off a fob before realizing that I had forgotten the ribbon and it was a tiny pincushion. Cue swearing and undoing.
The pillow is adorable! Please add me to your drawing.

Natasha said...

I LOVE halloween. It is my second favorite holiday besides CHristmas. I think it turned out GREAT please add my name to the list :)
Thank you
Natasha
GBSGURL27@AOL.COM

Jan said...

That is just so Boo! I love it. Please enter me in your drawing.

I have yet to attack the dreaded sewing machine. You're a brave woman.

Hillery said...

Love the pillow!!! Count me in.

Rachel said...

What a fun giveaway and a wonderful prize! Poor pumpkin looks a bit perplexed. Could it be the cat whispered horror stories about "carving parties"?

~*Shar*~ said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday!! I decorate as much for it as I do for Christmas!! LOL And this would look GREAT in our home; I LOVE it!! Great work hun.

Kim R. said...

Beautiful Finish!!
I'd love a chance to enter :)
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

Great design! (And the pillow ain't to shabby either!) =)

After all, purple is my favorite color.

Emily said...

I love it!! Halloween is one of my favorite Holidays!!!

my email is

snw7896@yahoo.com

Myra said...

Pick me! You know I love me some Halloween stuff. :o) Seriously, your dyeing looks fabulous and this is such a cute design. I love the candy corn eyes and the fabric you used to finish it is great. Any lover of Halloween would be proud to have this one in their collection.

omashee aka Barb said...

this is way too cute! I haven't stitched anything Halloween in a long, long time. Inspiring!
Barb
omashee at msn dot com

Lynn said...

I'm nuts about Halloween too! I could stitch for this season year round.
That is just the cutest Halloween pillow ! Don't you just love Val's designs?
Please count me in for the draw!

trillium said...

Weather has ccoled down here. I am stitching on Halloween items, too. Please enter me in the giveaway. My email is (myblogname) at gmail. Plus you can contact me through my blog.

Vicky said...

I love it. I would love to enter :)

Wonky Girl said...

Yup, I'm starting to think I don't like summer cuz it's too hot. Anything fallish is right up my alley, love the colors. Please enter me in the draw. How does one aquire some of that Daffycat-dyed Lugana? Hmmm?

natalyK said...

Great finish! I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Kendra said...

I love Halloween stitchy desgins, too! Anxiously awaiting the Just Cross Stitch Halloween ornament issue!

I would love to be considered for your drawing :-)

palomino311 at hotmail.com

Meadows08 said...

I think you did a great job finishing your little pumpkin! I love to win him.

Amanda said...

That's one seriously cute pin pillow! I just love it! I'd love to be included in your giveaway.

Pike said...

Work has started, so I feel like I'm getting behind in my stitching... I love the pillow!
Please count me in.

Pirjo from Finland
pirjo.kallioniemi(at)yahoo.com

zoomcity said...

Adorable, Sharon. You are always so generous.

Christine said...

Ooo, Halloween! I would love to win your beautiful pin keep! artlvr52@gmail.com

Lesleyanne said...

Your pin pillow is gorgeous. Please enter me in your giveaway.
lbarge@msn.com

Bonnie said...

Oh my! It is fabulous.
I have started looking thru my halloween and fall designs.
Please enter me.

CATHI said...

I love Halloween designs as well, and autumn is my favourite time of the year... This pillow is so cute! Please add my name to your list! Here's my email: andra_blog@gmx.de

Cathi

Babs said...

The end of the summer and fall, that is my favourite season. The nice colors of the leaves, the pumkins, nuts,... I just love it. Ow, I forgot the smell off fall, lovely.

I'm not a spring person, but more a fall person, and I absolutly love halloween!!!!!

Annette said...

Wow... Sharon what a lovely pin pillow. Your sewing skills look great, I so love how you finished it up.
I also love halloween and fall stuff, but I need too buy some time first!!!!!!!
I would love too enter your give-away..
Good luck with it..

Ukka said...

Your pin pillow just awesome! Thanks and thanks for the chance to win! I really want to be the lucky winner.

...иноди я - ТереЗа! said...

Greetings!!! Fine, I adore this holiday and about pleasure I join draw;)
Yours faithfully, Lena... Sometimes TereZa
Picture on left панеле a blog
http://inoditereza.blogspot.com/

stormybrew57 said...

I love Halloween too! That cushion is just SPOOKTACULAR! Please enter me. Thank You,Beth N. (stormybrew57@aol.com)

Annie said...

That is a fabulous finish. I like to sew the buttons on after a pillow is stuffed. I actually think it's easier to get the placement right.

I'll pass on the tempting contest since I'm up to my ears in Halloween decorations and I'm still stitching more!

Kathy A. said...

What a cute Halloween cushion. I love your choice of fabrics and finish. Please enter me!

Deb said...

I love Halloween but never make anything for it! I'd love to entered into your giveaway!!

Mary said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Please include me in your give-away.

Mary
greenpig22@yahoo.com

Lisa S said...

It's adorable Sharon!!! I LOVE it!!

Josie said...

I absolutely adore your Halloween finish. My favorite time of year and my favorite theme to stitch.

Laura said...

I've always wanted a pin pillow. Please enter me. I love the fabric color!

Paisley said...

I totally agree about fall stitching! Love it! Our evenings here have been downright chilly so I picked up some supplies yesterday for a few of the JCS Halloween ornaments. I'm rarin' to go!

Please include me in your giveaway! Your pin pillow is super cute!

Pumpkin said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHH, meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! I know you stitched it just for me because it's got a pumpkin on it ;o) ROFL!

Love the design and you did an awesome job with dyeing the fabric and finishing it girl! Congrats!

You know I don't have to tell you that I want my name entered in your drawing ;o) Thanks for willing to give away such a beautiful finish.

Tatkis said...

Wow, your pillow is wonderful!
Hope to be a lucky winner :))

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Tina said...

Love it,would loved to entered in the draw
tinacallaghan123@hotmail.com
Thanks

Marcy said...

Love the halloween pillow -- pleawse enter me in your giveaway. I agree about summer -- I hate the heat. Give me spring or fall anyday. Thanks!

qtlildawgs at yahoo dot com

Julie said...

He looks stunning on the purpley fabby. Halloween is not so popular here in the UK - shame really!

Mary said...

I love it! It turned out great! Please enter me in your giveaway! And, yes, I think we are all ready for cooler weather.

Kat said...

Wow! Looks AWESOME! I'd love to have a chance to win. Thanks so much!

~Kat

Bekca said...

I agree with you that Autumn is a lovely time to sit and stitch, my favourite time. Please enter my name in this wonderful giveaway :)

rebecca.hill@shpm.co.uk

Thank you!

Lindsay said...

I just wanted to congratulate you on a great finish but please don't put me in the draw.

DianeM said...

OMGosh...I would LOVE to win this beautiful piece! Please enter my name. I am also heavy into Halloween stitching right now...even though I feel sorta guilty trying to rush out of summer ;P
Smiles, DianeM
basketblessed@yahoo.com

Laboreando con Daya said...

Wow, What a nice giveaway! Congratulations!
Iam a new follower,
Please include in your drawing.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Daya.labores@ gmail.com

Lynn said...

Great finish. Please enter me in your giveaway. I love stitching Halloween stuff. They are my favorite designs to stitch. It's finally starting to cool down here. I was getting tired of 90-100degree weather.
codocat@yahoo.com

Flowers said...

How cute! You did a good job! I'd love to win! Thanks!
Frances fnelson1@comcast.net

Jeanie said...

Cute pillow ! I would love a chance to win it too :)

Nana said...

I am like you kinda hate the heat ...love fall...
Can't wait for Halloween
this is a great design and it came out adorable...
Would love to win thanks for the opportunity

Nana
http://nanascraper.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

What a great finish! Your pillow turned out great. I love Halloween and so does my daughter. I have a bunch of Halloween fabrics and sewed my daughter a Halloween quilt. I have several Halloween ornaments but haven't stitched any in awhile. I would love to win yours. :)

Christine said...

Oh he is adorable! As Julie said a few posts back, Halloween is not such a big thing here, but I think it is starting to become more popular

Thankful~Threads said...

Ohhhh...gorgeous colors! I love it. And such a lovely finish, Sharon. Please include me in your drawing. Thank you!

Thankful~Threads said...

Oops--I forgot to include my email address: brown.k@centurytel.net

Gayle said...

Nicely done! I think stitching fall and winter things helps take our mind off the heat and humidity. Thanks for the giveaway.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Love the little pillow, so cute. Have a great week.

Sandy
shilliard0914@aol.com

LoriU said...

Oh I love fall/autumn/halloween patterns too!

Lori
stitchpro@hotmail.com

TinaTx said...

Well, now that is just cute! I can't believe you are giving it away, but by all means, please add my name to the hat!

Shelleen said...

That is adorable. I love it! Halloween/Thanksgiving/Fall are also my favorite time of year.

dq said...

great giveaway, i love Halloween!

Sonda in OR said...

It's fabulous! I'd love a chance to display it in my house.

Colorado Stitcher said...

Darn computer wireless went down and I missed the giveaway. And I LOVE Halloween stitching! Oh well.. nice finish and I bet those eyes were tricky to get on after the fact!

Sharon said...

Sharon, that is a beautiful pillow and I think your sewing skills look pretty darn good to me!

Suzanne said...

Very cute pin pillow, you've done a great job.