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Thursday, November 5, 2009

HO HO HO!!!! DID I HEAR "WINNERS"?

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Utah. The hum of lawn mowers running in the neighborhood picking up the last of the fallen leaves. Kids are riding their bikes and skateboarding, everyone seems to be enjoying one of the last days of beautiful fall weather. Some people find it strange that I love to mow the lawn. Many a time during the winter, I will wake up on a Saturday morning wishing I could "mow" the lawn! My husband thinks that's crazy.......whatever, but I really will miss doing that chore once the snow starts to fly.


Here are a few photos of the new Prairie Schooler, Christmas Eve I have been working on. I really enjoy PS designs, especially the Christmas ones. I have been working on a private exchange for Sharlotte that is nearing completion, I think it is turning out nice. I will share photos of it after she has received it, don't want to spoil the surprise.




I have enjoyed each and every heartfelt post you have shared with me about your favorite gift you have either given or received for the Grand Finale Giveaway. So many wonderful memories, some happy, some sad, but nethertheless memorable. I would say the best gift I received and maybe the best gift given came when I was born. It was Decemer 23, 1969. I was given two wonderful loving parents who loved me and I was one of the best gifts given to my brother and sister. I came home from the hospital on Christmas day in a big wicker basket and I was wrapped in a snow white blanket with a big red bow. My brother thought that I was the neatest thing and he carried me around all the time. (Mother told me that story many times while she was alive.) Memories, what would we do without them?



Thanks for visiting my blog and as always I love to read your comments. I have to say there are so many wonderful and friendly bloggers that share my love of needle and thread and the various forms of art we can create with them. I have had so much fun with my blog this past October and I hope in some small way I have helped make this month fun for you also.

Christmas Eve
by Prairie Schooler
using DMC threads
no color conversion



My dear hubby got the honors of randomly drawing this last round of giveaways and the following are this weeks winners:


Congrats to you all. Please email me with your addresses and I will send you out one of the lovely and awesome gifts, you just never know which one you'll receive.

P.S. Sorry I didn't get the winners posted on Thursday, I just had too much on my plate. Thanks for understanding.

27 comments:

Pumpkin said...

OMG! OMG! OMG!!!! HAPPY DANCE!

I'm off to email you :)

Almost forgot to mention, you PS finish is just beautiful. Your stitching is PERFECT!

Missy Ann said...

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

Christmas Eve is beautiful, I'm a sucker for reindeer. :)

Nina said...

Congratulations for lucky winners, JOlene thank you for all giveaways, it fun so interesting, exciting and funny :)

Greetings,
Nina

Siobhan said...

Congratulations to the winners!

I love your PS, Jolene! I love all PS, but their autumnal & Christmas designs are my favorites.

Irene said...

Congratulations to the winners. Love the PS Christmas Eve.

Kellie said...

Wow!! Thanks so much, Jolene (and Jolene's hubby for drawing my name)!!! I am so very excited. :) I can't wait to see what comes in the mail.

Congrats to all the other winners as well.

Jolene, I love the PS Christmas Eve. I started that one this week. Yours is just gorgeous! I love their Christmas designs too. And I enjoyed your Christmas memory/story that you shared. I bet your brother and sister have equally fond memories of that special Christmas. I love that when you do your fabulous generous giveaways that you have us comment on something specific. I enjoyed recalling my best "gift" that I have received.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Robin said...

I had the funniest dream and it seemed so real. I dreamt that I won one of Jolene's giveaways! Isn't that a hoot?

What? Wait a minute, I think I really did win one of Jolene's givaways! The cat just barfed up a furball so I must be awake. I am so freakin' excited! (About winning the giveaway, not about the furball.)

Thank you Jolene, I'm thrilled. Looking forward to checking my mailbox this week!!!

P.S. Love the PS finish! :D

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oh, Jolene! Your Christmas Eve is fabulous! I'm so proud of you for having it stitched in plenty of time for Christmas! your October giveaways were really fun and reading all the posts was so inspiring. Congratulations to all the winners!

Cari said...

Congratulations to all the winners - what an extra-fun October it was thanks to you Jolene!

Thank you for sharing your story with all of us - enjoy your weekend.

Alice said...

Lovely Prairie Schooler Jolene. This time of the year is truly a time of anticipation and joy.
Alice

Carol said...

Oh my gosh, Jolene! I am so, so excited to have won one of your lovely charts. I'm off to email you right now... I can't thank you enough!!!

I love the Prairie Schooler finish; in fact, I think you've inspired me to put it on my Christmas list! Beautiful stitching :)

Myra said...

Your PS piece is beautiful! I really like their Christmas designs as well. Congratulations to the winners!

Margaret said...

Jolene, I think your special Christmas memory is the best one I've heard yet. How wonderful! Your parents are so cool to have wrapped you up like that. And your brother -- so sweet! I love your PS piece as well. PS is still one of my favorite designers. So beautiful! Thanks again for the wonderful giveaways. You're so special to take the time and effort to do such things. Hugs to you!

Jane said...

Christmas Eve looks terrifc! So glad you enjoyed stitching it up. Great photos to show it off too. :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

I really like the design of the piece. I have never seen it before. very nice. Excellent photos.

Dona said...

Your Christmas EVe is so pretty! And I enjoyed hearing about your wonderful memories!

Kielrain said...

Oooh, I just love that finish. Very Christmas-y.

staci said...

I am LOVING your PS wip. I passed over it at my LNS yesterday...maybe I'll need to go back for it, lol ;)

Mel said...

What a lovely finish! I may have to check out that pattern now. :)

Congrats to all the winners!

Theresa said...

Your finish is gorgrous!!!!!!!
Congratulations to all the winners~~~~

Sharlotte said...

Congrats to all the girls!! I loved your post. I have been so busy that I just now get a chance to read it. The PS looks great.I haven't stitched a PS in a while, maybe I should! Have a great week dear Jolene!!

Vonna said...

I absolutely, totally LOVE your Prairie Schooler Finish! GOOD FOR YOU!

Carolyn NC said...

Jolene - such a lovely blog you have! Love the PS!

Michelle said...

Prairie Schooler really does the best Christmas designs, don't they? Yours is so pretty! And I love your blog header too - what a great painting!

Cathy B said...

Hey Jolene -- I love, love, love your Prairie Schooler finish!

Did I ever tell you that my son was born on Dec 23. One of my best Christmas gifts too!

doris said...

Love your Christmas Eve and your wonderful story.

Brigitte said...

What a wonderful finish this is. I love Prairie Schooler so much and there isn't a single design that I don't like.