Hi...and bye.....

I am just home for a couple of days to do wash and pack for ....camping! I am so not a camper. Have I told you that before? Anyway, I am not a camper, but a camping we will go, a camping we will go, hi ho the merrio, a camping we will go! I have wine...
So I got some stitching done, and here is a peek at some of the givaway postcards for this year. Yes I am going to continue to do the giveaways, I enjoy them, and I guess y'all do to as you comment each month. These are all done on hand-dyed cotton, and embellished with the Sassa Lynne threads. I LOVE them.

 
  
  
  
  
  
 
One of these will be given away for the month of January ( I am not saying which one) Leave a comment on this post, and I will do the draw when I get back from...camping....

Hope you all had a lovely christmas and new year. I had a great new year...no hangover, despite comsuming rather alot of alcohol. We danced alot which I think worked it off.

See you when I get back (if I get back)

56 comments:

Lorenza said...

Happy New Year Jo, I wish you'll have fun at the camping: it's not so bad :-)))
The postcards are beautiful!

Mary Corbet said...

Hi, Jo!

Gosh, I hope you have a regular blast while you're camping. Is that done outdoors? You don't mean, by any chance, "camping out in a hotel room"? You really mean the outdoor-no-running-water-for-a-shower-type-camping?

ANYWAY - I love ALL those postcards! They're so pretty! I especially like the blue one. I just realized that most seam treatments travel over the seam. I wish I had thought of that when I was doing that goldwork thingamabob.

Enjoy your excursion!

MC

Kathy said...

Hi Jo, Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year. Wishing you a fun time camping, just close your eyes and picture yourself where you would really like to be. Let me know if that works. :)
Love your postcards. I figure if I enter often enough I might just get lucky one of these days. :)

Marie Alton said...

Happy 2009 to you and yours, Jo!

First off...as I sit here looking out at a field of snow...know that I for one am jealous that you are going camping! Second...thanks for the chuckle...the wine should make the trip totally awesome! LOL

And...these postcards...absolutely loverly! Allie mentioned those Buttonhole Stitch leaves that she added to her Cottage Project...and that she had seen them on your work...they are way cool! Glad to see them in such detail.

Look forward to hearing about your adventure when you return. Have fun!

TattingChic said...

Have fun camping! The stitching is absolutely beautiful! :)

Jane said...

I always loved camping when we went as kids, but DH is of your opinion. I hope you survive!

I like the serpentine stitching on these postcards! Really beautiful.

Jane

Ati. Norway. said...

Hi Jo, Enjoy yourself camping, life is always easy than. No vacuum-cleaner, no iron-board :)
Your cards are to die for again, I bet you get a lot of comments this year ;-D

black bear cabin said...

Those are all LOVELY...and i really like that variegated thread. It really adds to the stitches! I may have to get some myself...where did you purchase yours?

As for camping...are you guys roughing it or staying in an RV? To meet somewhere in the middle, you guys should try renting a cabin somewhere...then everyone is happy :)
I live in a log cabin, so its like camping, but with all the amenities! :) Hope you guys have fun just the same!
cheers!
p.s. isnt it a little cold to be camping right now? brrrrrrr!

Guzzisue said...

last bike camp I went to in October the tent froze. Next one is end of Feb so I hope that we won't have to dig our way out through snow!! Postcards are wonderful, your stiches are so neat :-)

kiwicarole said...

Hi! Hope you enjoy your camping trip! We are heading up to Gisborne for a week of camping by the beach at the end of Jan. Have to take all the creature comforts! And Has to be in a "proper" campground with "nice" facilities! LOL
Your work is beautiful!
Carole

talia said...

Hi Jo! Happy camping to you and the family! As always, your stitching and designs are just breathtaking. The postcards would find such a lovely home here in the states -wink- See, i'm greedy, can't have just one hehe.

A happy new year to all of you as well!
cheers!
talia

Rose Anne B said...

Sheesh Jo you are on the run but yet find time to post pics and email too!!! Now as for these postcards they are just LOVELY and I'm wondering if you comment on the back the type of threads etc you use? They would be awesome references if you did! Just awesome work - but then you always do such! You are one of my inspirations that is for sure!!!

sudukc said...

I love yur postcards and would love to be the receiver of any. ttfn...sue

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Lovely seam treatments on these postcards Jo! Somebody will be lucky to have them in their collection, for sure.
As for camping? I'm with you...yuck.

Eileene said...

I hope I win. I love your work and want to be able to do this great someday. Eileene aka noiseynana

shawkl said...

Wow, such beautiful stitching...I'm just drooling here!! Don't forget the bug spray and TP... :)

canngil said...

postcards are lovely! if any preference, I especially like the last one in pinks and greens

Suze said...

have fun camping!
I really LOVE the one at the bottom with the green leaves..it's really pretty! But they are all nicely done - good job!

Lisa said...

hi ho camping you go... Try camping with 14 Webelos Scouts (10 year olds)... I'll save my stories of the campouts.LOL
I love coming to your site to view your stitching... I hope one day to stitch just half as well as you do....
Enjoy your campping it's not really that bad....

Melusine said...

Happy New Year Jo.

Thanks for sharing the postcards with us ... I like the look of the threads (never handled them let alone used any of them), particularly the varigated ones.

Karen S said...

Jo, Your stitching is just beautiful. I shall cross my fingers that someday I might see it in person. Have fun on the tail end of your vacation.

MontanaStar said...

I just clicked on your link...and wow! Nice work and I love your writing style. Hope you enjoy your trip!

Jan said...

Hi Jo....hope you enjoy the camping and come back safe. Love your stitching AND the lovely threads too!

LouAnne said...

They are all wonderful, Jo! Hope your camping adventure is great!

RangerGroup said...

Lovely seams. Too good to be true, very beautiful and simple too. Can I try some of them so look easy and being a beginner something has to look easy and beautiful for me to take the plunge. I like the way the designs curve and not always a straight line along the seam.
smiles
Leena

Tracy said...

Wonderful postcards!! I have a great admiration for anyone that can hand embroider, and yours is just so beautiful.
On the camping front, done a lot and still do, it can be trying, but just think about what you would be doing if you were home at that given moment, camping suddenly becomes a lot more fun :) I remember once doing the washing up in a Portuguese campsite, washing up is never a nice job, but when your contending with frogs trying to get into your washing up water, puts on whole different light on it. Expect the unexpected and you'll love it.

sue said...

Hope you are a happy camper, LOL. Love the leaf postcard, I can never do nice leaves

AngelDoll said...

Happy New Year Jo...will look forward to checking out your site again later...
The postcards are so beautiful...so inspiring. i must get busy.
Thank you for such a good blog.

Anonymous said...

I don't camp, so I wish you luck. You should probably pack more wine than you think you 'need'.

As usual, your postcards are beautiful. I printed copies for my inspiration book.

Marci

Wendy said...

Hi Jo, all your pc's are so lovely. Any of them would be wonderful to win. Hope you are having a wonderful time with your family. See you when you get back.

Lisa said...

Have a wonderful time camping! The wine should help! Lol!

These postcards are lovely! Especially the leaves! Although I must admit that it's hard to truly choose a favorite from among them as they are all gorgeous!

Cathy K said...

Happy New Year, and I wish you FUN on your camping trip. Look at the bright side... at least it's not snowy and freezing there! Your postcards with their exquisite stitching are to die for, and I've got to at least TRY to own one! Please enter my name! Hugs, Cathy

MichelleMermaid said...

NOBODY MOVE. One of those bullion ones is MINE!!! :)
Glad you're back Jo! Don't feel bad, a few years ago I bought a camper and a Jeep to pull it only to realize...I despise camping. heehee
Ah...the things vino allows us to endure...lol

Kathy said...

The postcards are beautiful. Hope you have a great time camping. I prefer to camp out at the nearest Holiday Inn.

Kathi said...

Those are gorgeous! I love the variegated thread in the flowers, and your stitches are so even. Were they free hand or done with waste canvas?

Phyllis said...

Oh, you'll have fun camping...even if you aren't a camper. I used to love camping but don't get to go anymore.

Your stitching is perfectly gorgeous. I'd be honored to win some. :)

Juli said...

My goodness Jo...your work is beautiful!!!!! Love the threads.

Patricia Salada said...

You are very brave to send your
postcards through the mail. I had
a cross stitched one sent to the
dead letter office, where they
are shredded, because in the address I stitched Avenue instead of Lane.

Your stitching is exquisite!

Pat S.

Cindy said...

Your stitching is amazing and always inspires me.

Simone said...

Hello Jo,
you have a very nice blog. You stitched very lovely postcards.
So exactly, the collage of stitches is very beautiful, a inspiration for any man.
I hope you enjoyed camping.
Kindest regards
Simone

Heather said...

Camping in January.... I can only dream of such things.... we are still in the throes of -40 (yup, it's the same in Celsius or Farenheit)... Egads!

Love your little postcards, if truth be told, this is the first ever give-a-way I have entered... I hope I win.... VBG

P.S. I hope you don't get his twice - my computer froze up first time I commented. :-(

Emmy said...

a give away your lovely embroidery wauw I am in for this have a great camping trip

Anonymous said...

I hope you survive the camping trip.....only 1 bottle of wine? I would take two 8>) Molly Wilson
http://www.myquiltblog.com/CrazySquare

phylliso said...

I just found your blog,I luv it! Please enter me in your giveaway,& thank-you for your free tutorials,I shall make use of them! Blessings & fun camping!phylliso

MissSonnyaK said...

Wow! what beautiful work! I hope you had fun camping!... Was it cold..since it's winter? brrr\

Marian said...

Hi Jo,

I do hope that this week's rain hasn't spoiled your holiday.

I am just new to crazy Quiling but I love the seam treatments.

kiwicarole said...

Hi Jo, hope the camping has been a blast!!
I was wondering what kind of cottons you use for these, it looks lovely.
Carole

Amber in Ohio said...

OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! I want one, I really, really do. I love camping, Just relax and go with it, and things work out OK.

Amber

Guzzisue said...

ok, this is comment 49 :-)

Kathy said...

Jo, Once again they are beautiful. This should make it 50 comments. :)

Lorenza said...

Hi Jo, welcome back, this is comment 51, so we are sure they are moe than 50 LOL!

alice m said...

Well I see you've got past 50 comments before I got here but still add mine please - I love your postcards.

Sharon said...

Jo, Your work is gorgeous. Have fun camping. I will add your blog to my creative blog list to follow.Thanks for sharing. Sharon

Amber Rutz said...

I like what you have done, and wouldn't mind a bit if I could win one. Amber
Phina47@netzero.net

janice in Detroit MI said...

Jo I just love this internet. I get to see wonderful places that I most likely will not ever see myself. Your work is beautiful, I could not pick a favorite.

Judy Morphis said...

Your stitching is absolutely gorgeous! Hope your camping trip was delightful.