Monday, October 18, 2010

Tricks and treats ( and a giveaway too!)

Happy Monday! So far this week has started off great. I just got an email telling me that I'm the winner of the 17 th day of Halloween giveaway hosted by Annette (on odd number days) and Missy (on even numbers). WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO Now that's the way to start off the week.
The weekend was pretty quiet. Catching up on things like sleep and laundry. And finishing up an exchange. One more to go. Speaking of exchanges, my exchange from HoE Halloween exchange arrived Friday. Marie was my partner and she stitched me the cutest Halloween tree design from this years JCS Halloween magazine. She finished it into an ornament and also included a few extras. Three pieces of Halloween fabric, two trims, the pumpkin pattern by JBW (not pictured) and a skein if DMC. Heck, she spoiled me rotten. Thank you so very, very much Marie.
My partner that I sent to in the same exchange was Lily. She received hers last week also. I really like the way this one turned out and may have to stitch this one for myself one day. It is an older freebie. Sorry I can't remember who.
I also stitched up another little Halloween freebie and turned it into a little pillow ornament.
The weather was just beautiful on Sunday and with all the Halloween stitching and exchanges I guess I was in a Halloween frame of mind so I used the bright sun as an excuse to try on Rory's Halloween costume and take some photos. What do you think? (Besides that I am some kind of nut case!) Do you think he should be a doggy pirate? Or maybe something else?



Well if you made it this far I will make it worth your while. So how about another giveaway? This one is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. DMC's Think Pink needlework accessory kit is my Think Pink giveaway.













How about another giveaway? Yes? For the second giveaway I have an extra copy of both the JCS 2010 Halloween issue and this years Christmas issue. So if you haven't gotten yours maybe you will be lucky enough to win them
Here are the rules:
1. Leave a comment on this post.
2. State which giveaway you want to enter. The Think Pink or the magazines. You MUST state which giveaway. If you want to be included in both you will need to leave 2 comments. If you don't say which one that I won't include your name. Sorry.
3. Please make sure I can contact you. If your email is not attached to your blog profile than leave it with your comment.
That's it. Easy Peasy. I will choose a winner next Monday morning so you have until midnight Sunday to post your comments.
Until next time...........
Love and stitches
Kathy
and licks from Rory too.

112 comments:

K. Joy said...

Wow, thanks for the giveaway! I'd like to be entered for the magazine candy, please! I have your blog in my google reader ... I love to keep up with Rory's shows, and it's fun to see your cross stitch projects. :) Thanks!

joytrax@gmail.com

K. Joy said...

...and I'd like to be entered for the stich pink kit, too please! :) Thanks again!

joytrax@gmail.com

Catherine said...

I love all the Halloween stitches!! And the pic of Rory right before you show your current give aways - it just looks like he is saying, "AAARRRRR!!!!!"

I'd love to have a chance at the Think Pink give away - thanks!

alyssa_marie80 said...

Lovely stitching :) I just love the costume on Rory, so very cute.

I'd like to be entered for the magazines please!!

alyssa_marie80@yahoo.ca

Kat said...

Great costume! I wish kitties were more interested in dressing up...

I'd love to be included in the Pink stitch kit. Thanks for the chance!

~Kat

Maggie said...

Lovely Halloween stitching, both received and sent:-)

Rory makes a great pirate;-) He doesn't seem to mind you dressing him up at all does he, bless him.

Very generous give aways, I would LOVE to be entered into your give away for the magazines please!

hydenseek61@yahoo.co.uk

EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely stitching as always! Your Rory is an angel even though you try to hide him behind pirate costume!

I would love to be entered in your pink giveaway.

Margaret said...

I love both your received exchange and the one you made -- both are wonderful! And Rory -- he's so adorable in his costume!!! I can't imagine any of my dogs or our present kitten cooperating long enough to wear such things. Rory is a pip!

I'd love to be entered in the pink giveaway. You're so sweet to do this -- thank you!

D@isy said...

Beautiful gifts. Especially as the month of the fight against breast cancer. Please include my name in the Think Pink

Thanks for the opportunity

Cole said...

I love Rory's costume!! That's awesome :) Great exchanges too, aren't they fun to do?

Wonderful giveaways :) Please enter me into your Think Pink drawing. Thank you!

Jennifer said...

Please enter me in your Think Pink giveaway. I've been looking for that kit and I haven't been able to find it anywhere!

Kimberly R. said...

Please enter me in your Think Pink giveaway :)
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love a chance to enter for the magazines also :)
Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh....I would LOVE to be entered in the Think Pink giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Tina S.
thislittlepiggy5@mchsi.com

Nancy M said...

Your exchanges are great...both sent and received!!! I saw Rory's photos on FB and I had to chuckle! He's so precious!!!! His shiny coat is just AWESOME! Would love a chance at the Think Pink drawing....I already have both the magazines!!! Thanks for your generosity!!!

CalamityJr said...

I would love to be included in the Think Pink giveaway. I haven't found in locally, but since there aren't any cross stitch stores...
Rory is so sweet; I really look forward to your pictures of him. Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

That ornament is just fantastic and the witch shoes are cute too. Rory is as usual just a doll, he looks so proud of himself in that hat. More power to ya for getting him to wear it.

Roberta said...

Kathy, I just love Rory as a Pirate, he is such a good sport!!!

Love your exchange pieces, both are wonderful.

I would love to be entered in "think pink"

THanks, Roberta

Tricia said...

How fun, Kathy! Can I be entered in the Stitch Pink giveaway, please??? :-) BTW, I think Rory is adorable as a pirate!

Hillery said...

Thanks for your generosity. I would love to be entered in the Think Pink giveaway. Congrats on your giveaway wins. I bet it feels great.

Hillery said...

I would also like to be entered in the magazine giveaway. Thanks so much.

Pauline said...

I would let Rory wear whatever costume he chooses- I can't believe he lets you put a pirate hat AND an eye patch on him! He must be so gentle!

Very nice Halloween exchange finishes!

Please enter me in the giveaway for the magazines, I haven't seen the christmas ornie issue over here yet. Thank you!

Sharon said...

Fantastic giveaway! I love the Think Pink. Seems like everything is coming up pink this month. Your dog is so patient to be dressed up for Halloween. He's adorable.

BeckySC said...

I'm not entering the giveaway Kathy, but wanted to say how fantastic your exchanges sent/received are :)

Anonymous said...

I love Rory's Pirate look!
Your exchanges both sent & received are beautiful! I
would love to be entered in
your Think Pink drawing.
Kathy you are a very kind & generous stitching friend! Thank you!
Pam in PA
pamkifer@yahoo.com

Gretchen said...

I would like to entered in the magazine giveaway. gvantass82@hotmail.com

shutterbug said...

First, Rory is adorable as a pirate! Definitely go with that one. I can't believe he's so patient and leaves it on. My cat would be doing gymnastics trying to get the stuff off. :)
Please enter me for the Think Pink drawing. I got the email from DMC about it but can't afford to buy stuff like that right now. I get JCS so I'm good on the mags already. How nice of you to offer 2giveaways! :)
Hugs, Elaine
loves2stitch@charter.net

Angie said...

Love your exchange pieces, they are wonderful.

I would love to be entered in "think pink"

apres1428@yahoo.com

Angie said...

Hi, I love you Blog.

Please enter me in the magazine giveaway

Miss Yaya said...

The two gifts are great, but I would like to participate in the think pink

Thanks for the chance.

Greetings

And This Little Pig said...

Rory is looking sooo good, love the last photo, with his pirate hat slipping to one side. Real Johnny Depp look there Rory.

The Think Pink give away, I think.

And This Little Pig said...

And seeing as you are making me comment twice :D

The magazine give away, as well. The Christmas issue still hasn't really reached Aussie shores yet, or I just haven't looked hard enough.

I meant to ask how far of his title is Rory, remembering I don't really understand the US system

LiBBiE in Oz

Lisa V said...

Some lovely exchanges. Pls enter me for the breast cancer pack giveaway. Many Thanks
LISA V

Lisa V said...

And yes I would love to be entered for the magazine giveaway as well please. Here's hoping I can win them this way.
Hugs
LISA V

Sunshine said...

Nice exvhanges, and I just love Rory's Pirate costume. What a HAM!!! LOL!
Please enter me in the drawing for the Think Pink Kit.
sunshine-14@charter.net
Happy Stitching!

Sunshine said...

Here's my second posting. Please enter me in the drawing for the Magazines too. Thanks so much, you're very generous.
sunshine-14@charter.net

Sue said...

Rory makes a fine pirate, indeed! I'd like to be entered into your magazine giveaway. I don't have either one and would really enjoy them!

El jardín de mis Rosas said...

Please include me in your fabulous drawing.
Would be happy to win the think pink

A big hug.

Maggee said...

I enjoy visitng with you and Rory, and all the pictures you share with us! I would like to be entered in teh Think Pink giveaway. As a 3-year survivor, I am definitely attracted to pink! (P.S. I am having a Giveaway on my blog too!)Hugs!

~*Shar*~ said...

Hi hun, please enter me in your "pink" drawing. I already have the two magazines; someone who doesn't have them should have a chance to win them. I love the pirate costume. LOL

Take care,

Hugs, Shar

Donna said...

You know Rory just makes me smile. Please include me in the Pink getaway.

Donna said...

Oh and I don't have either magazine, so please include me in the magazine giveaway. Thanks.

Theresa said...

I love Rory's costume~~~~ Soooo cute!!!

Please enter me for the magazine giveaway!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity!!!

Hugs,
Theresa
paiheng23@gmail.com

vEr0n!c@ said...

Oooh... Please sign me up for the Think Pink giveaway please. Thank you so much!

Vicky said...

Rory looks gorgeous, kind of like a doggy version of Captain Jack Sparrow LOL
Oh and if people can enter your giveaways from Overseas I would love to enter for the Think Pink prize :)

Anne Margerison said...

I just love Rory as a pirate! None of my late and departed pups would let me dress them up as anything!

Please enter me in the giveaway for the Think Pink Prize.

tryona@shaw.ca

Anne Margerison said...

I would also like to be entered for the Just Cross Stitch Magazine as I don't have that one!

tryona@shaw.ca

Cindy said...

Hi, Kathy, Not posting to win either of the give-aways. Just wanted to say that I think your dog looks really cool in his pirate hat! I have a 16-month old Chesapeake Bay retriever and I could never get a hat on her, much less keep it on! Cindy

Suzanne said...

Good evening Kathy! Doesn't Rory look dashing in his pirate getup? Do I spy a little bit of Elvis in one of his pictures?!?!? LOL I would love to be considered for the Think Pink Draw. My mother had to have a double masectomy and I am sure that this will pick her up her spirits!!! Thank you and keep blogging!

Suzanne
www.crossstitchersuzanne.blogspot.com
crossstitchersuzanne@gmail.com

arlette said...

Oh my!!!!, I'd love to be entered in both giveaways!!!!, it's gorgeous stuff, what do I need to do?.... hmmmm

arlette said...

Second comment that's it!!!! I'm your new follower, yay for you!!!!, kissie kissies to Rory, love your puppy <3

omashee aka Barb said...

Kathy, your pirate is too cute! That Rory, he can pull off any outfit!!
Thanks for your generosity. I'd love to win the "Think Pink" as I already have both magazines.
Hugs, Barb

Kathy A. said...

Hi Kathy with a K - we are both winners of the 31 Days of Halloween! We K's are taking over LOL.
Lovely lovely Halloween stitches!
I would like to be entered in the Stitch Pink drawing, please.

Kathy said...

Kathy, I love Rory's Pirate costume! Great Halloween pieces too.
I'd love to be entered in the Think Pink give away.

Kathy

Ellen said...

Lovely exchanges! Thank you for the giveaways, I would like to enter for the "Think Pink" one.

Hugs,

Anonymous said...

I think Rory is very cute. I like the hats on him..... anyway, I am interested in "Think Pink" giveaway. Thank you for the sharing ur lovely exchanges. I love the ornaments.

socialsue

a4x4aspect@yahoo.com

Meari said...

The exchange pieces turned out really well! Rory the pirate, lol. I could never get Celeste to sit still for something like that.

I'd like to be included in the giveaway... the magazines, please.

Have a great week! Oh, and congrats on the winnings :)

Danielle said...

I don't need to be entered in the giveaway as I already have all of those items. Let some other lucky person win! But I wanted to comment and say I LOVE Rory's costume! It looks perfect.

Terry said...

I love Rory's costume! lol He didn't look upset ot be wearing either which makes me believe he loves it too!

I'd love to be entered in the Think Pink part of the giveaway.

Hope you have a great week and thanks for having such fabulous giveaways.

Kelly said...

I love the pictures of Rory......such a handsome lad!
The exchanges are wonderful and I love the way you finished Lily's, may have to try that myself.

Please may I be included in the magazine give away.

Hugs, Kelly
lavender.dragon@gmail.com

Terry N said...

I just love watching Rory updates and he makes a very rackish Pirate lol. Please enter me in the magazine giveaway. And good luck to all! Terry N

shyphantum57@hotmail.com

Terry N said...

I would also like to be entered into the stitched pink giveaway,in memory of my sister in law who lost her battle 5 yrs ago.And in memory of all who have been touched by this. Hugs Terry N

shyphantum57@hotmail.com

Carolyn NC said...

You absolutely must keep the pirate costume for Rory - it is just perfect! Love your exchanges and finishes - so cute! Please enter me in the first giveaway. Thx!

Jana said...

Hi, Kathy! I would love to be entered in the Think Pink giveaway. I have so many friends touched by this horrible disease.

I also love your stitching & your dog is GORGEOUS! I wish I had more time to comment, but it seems like I only have time to glance at your blog once in a while. I will try to be better about that!

Sandy In Montana said...

I'd love to be entered for the magazines , please.

Great stitching, Kathy and Rory looks to cute as a doggy pirate. After all, he has already plundered your heart and pillaged all of Rosies toy's.

Take Care & Happy Stitching
Hugs, Sandy

Tammy said...

Hi Kathy - as usual, your work is exquisite, and as always, Rory is absolutely adorable, especially as a pirate. It amazes me how you find the time to do all that you do!

Please include me in the Think Pink drawing, as I already have the mags. Love your blog, love your projects, and love, love, love, Rory!

Thanks!
Tammy

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the think pink drawing. I love your blog and Rory is so cute thanks Donna

luvmyqsnaps@yahoo.com

jennilynn said...

Please enter me in the Think Pink drawing.

Jennifer B.
jennilynn1973@gmail.com

jennilynn said...

Please enter me in the magazine drawing.

Jennifer B.
jennilynn1973@gmail.com

Shirley said...

The stitching is fab and Rory looks very dashing too. In my avatar Wilberforce is wearing his pirate costume so we know it is a good look. I would love to enter your magazine giveaway please.
kind regards,
Shirley

Barb said...

Oh my goodness or should I say shiver me timbers, oh Rory you do make my day, you are the colour of the season and suuuccchhh a handsome boy , you could carry me away in your pirate ship anytime, see almost as mad as you Kathy. I love that hallowe'en tree simply fab-u-lous. So saying that please may I try for the Hallowe'en issue as I missed out this year.Take care sweetie and big hugs and Jim lads to Rory.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I love seeing yours and Rory's adventures....

Please include me in your drawing for the think pink. thank you.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Please also include me in the magazine giveaway as well.

Love the hat RORY! You look great!

Thank you.

Maggie O said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog Kathy. I love JCS ornaments too and I had the worst time finding it (my first time)so that is why I am giving one away...so someone else does not have to hunt it down and then lo and behold you are hosting a draw too...Iknow soemone will appreciate that mag so much it has great ornaments in it. I must comment on Rory...he is magnificent whatever you are doing with him is working well. Do you give him anything for his coat? Looks great as a pirate, arrgh!
Great blog- lots o stuff!

Jules said...

I will post a link on my blog to this, but do not wish to be entered. I mainly wanted to comment and say how cute your dog is in that costume!! He looks happy to be sporting it too!!

Lisa Russell said...

I would love to win the Magazines!! I really wanted that halloween issue and my store sold out of them too fast. Thank you for the chance to win! -Lisa R.

Kristin said...

I'd like to enter the Think Pink giveaway. Rory makes and adorable pirate.

Kristin said...

I'd also like to enter the magazine giveaway. I'd love to stitch that gorgeous tree pattern.

pippirose said...

I'd like to be entered for the first one.
I'm a new follower.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Vicky L said...

WOW!!! Another giveaway. It is so generous of you. Please enter me in the Think Pink. The ornament you received is very beautiful. I am going to have to stitch that one soon. Rory is so adorable in his pirate costume. Can he see with the patch okay?

Teresa S. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway! I thought I would return the favor and here I am-an official new follower and would love to be included in the Think Pink giveaway. Looking forward to future posts, too :)

Pike said...

Please enter me in the magazine giveaway! I love Rory the Pirate :)

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

Pike said...

I'd love to have the ornament so please include me.


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

Carol said...

Rory's Halloween costume is perfect, Kathy--so cute! I'll bet he'll be getting lots of treats this Halloween, won't he?

I'd love to be entered into your Think Pink giveaway--thanks so very much :)

Melody said...

Kathy, Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to be in your drawing for the magazines. I don't have either one, and would be thrilled if I won...
Thanks!

Debra said...

Rory has gotten so big! Great exchanges. I have stitched "if the broom fit - fly" LOL! Congrats on your winnings.

Marjorie said...

Please enter me in the giveaway for the magazines, Kathy. I have been looking high and low for the Halloween issue. Love your finishes and Rory's costume! My kids beg me every year to dress our dogs but given the expense of doggie costumes and my dogs' tremendous talent for destruction I decline as I'm sure any costume would end up in tatters.

Katrien said...

lovely ornaments. Cute pics of Rory, especially with the pirate hat.
I'd like to be entered in the magazines give-away. Thanks

Blu said...

Lovely stitching!

I'd love to be entered in both your drawings.

Blu said...

And this one's for the second one.

Lindsay said...

Love Rory in his pirate hat.

I'd like to be entered for the pink draw please

Lillie said...

Hi Kathy
Thanks so much for the halloween pillow. Loved the design you stitch for me and the one you receive is pretty too.

Big hugs to Pirate Rory.
You have a wonderful blog and the photos are beautiful.

Would love to try my luck for giveaway 1. Thanks!
~ Lillie

anne-isis said...

Oh i can't have the pink dmc in France !

and your halloween stitch are very nice

Siobhan said...

I love that Halloween costume!! Rory is so cute. I don't think Duffy would let me get away with putting a patch over his eye--I just barely get his rain slicker on him! LOL

Beautiful exchange pieces! Lucky you. :)

I'd love a chance at the pink giveaway, thanks!

Pumpkin said...

ROFL!!!! LOVE Rory's costume! I can't believe he's that patient and doesn't try to rip it off :o)

Please don't enter my name in your contest only because I have everything there :oO

craftypatty2 said...

Hello Kathy,
Please enter me into your pink giveaway.
Rory's costume is so cute!

hugs,
Patty
craftypatty2@yahoo.ca

Cindy F. said...

LOVE Rory's costume!! Too cute!!
and YES! you were spoiled in so many wonderful ways by Marie:)
Your "shoe" finish is adorable!!

Having a great giveaway too!! Thanks for the chance:) Would love to be entered for your "pink" prize!

(((HUGS))) from Texas!

Janet said...

Beautiful dog. Thanks for the giveawyay. Please enter me for eiether prize but would prefer the magazine, etc.

mjharp718@hotmail.com

Mel said...

Love the exchange and Rory looks so cute as a pirate. :)

I have the magazines so I will pass on being entered in your giveaway. but it's a good one!

DJ said...

Hi Kathy! You are such a busy woman! Thanks for having a giveaway to support breast cancer! I would love to be entered in the Think Pink giveaway! It's good to see you posting again, I missed it when your posts were so far apart! *Hugs*

Julianne said...

Kathy,

I wanted to stop by and say thank you so much for leaving me a comment on my blog. I've got you added to my sidebar and I'll be visiting whenever you update.

Your Rory is beautiful! The picture of him with pirate hat is so cute.

I hope you have a very nice weekend.

Barbara said...

Rory is such a cute pirate, but he'd be cute however he was dressed up. And he is so good at posing for your pics.

Kathy, please enter me in your Think Pink giveaway. I've been wanting to get one of those kits, so hopefully I'll win yours.

Thanks for the opportunity!
Barb in TX
bjcstitching@sbcglobal.net

Dawn said...

Nice blog!
I would love to be entered in the Think pink giveaway :)

Dawn said...

Love to enter the magazine giveaway too :)

Fiona said...

hello, I would like to enter the magazine giveaway please

crazy_strange161@hotmail.com

P.S your dog looks so cute as a pirate!!

ariadne said...

Dear Kathy,
how are you? I am so glad seeing you continue stitching and taking part in exchanges. I can't manage at this time of the year.I would love to take part in your magazine giveaway.I especially like Christmas cross stitch mags and they are not common here.Ariadne from Greece.ariadnesky@hotmail.com

Lisa said...

oh Kathy what a wonderful giveaway draw, I would love to be entered in the think pink draw, I just love pink lol
love Rory's pirate hat, he's so cute
well done on your win

Marlene said...

Please add me to you second giveaway for the magazines, here in the Uk, we can only get limited American mags, so these would be a treat. Thank you for this give away, Regards, marlene

Cindi J said...

Your Furbaby is a hoot! Hamming it up for the camera. He is so beautiful!!
Please enter me in your Think Pink giveaway. I already have the magazines.
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh!!!, I love both giveaways and I'd love to be entered, please!!!!!
Melba
melbaks(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog, *sigh*, I'd love to be entered in both drawings, please, Rory's so cute <3, for the record, I'm not trying to blackmail you, lol
Melba
melbaks(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sadie said...

Lovely exchanges Kathy, both sent and received :-)
Rory looks so adorable, or should that be Captain Rory!
Please count my name in for the Think Pink giveaway. Thank you x