Saturday, November 21, 2009

Week Forty-Seven: Happy Gobble, Gobble Day

Only five days until Thanksgiving...have you all bought your turkeys yet? We'll be heading to Ohio for our feast this year so I escaped the pre-Thanksgiving grocery store madness. I "only" have to make three pies, 10 types of cookies for my cookie tray, and the strawberry-pretzel "salad" (well--if you know what I'm talking about, it is more of a dessert, but, hey, it does have strawberries in it so it is a wee bit healthy)! I'll try to post a photo of my desserts next week. Luckily I love to bake, so those are fun assignments for our Thanksgiving dinner. There should be close to 30 of us this year--whew!

The Trilogy's "Happy Gobble Gobble Day" is my finish for this week. I made a major mistake and stitched the top of the turkey using what should have been the color for his bottom half so I ended up ripping his entire upper body apart. That is why I don't ordinarily stitch in the evening--I just make too many silly errors... Anyway, the comical little gobbler looks quite cute now all stitched up on his 32 ct. Country French latte linen. I used WDW, Gentle Arts, and DMC threads and miniature brown buttons for accents. I think he would look nice as a flat-fold, if I can get my nerve up to try and make one!

My hands were literally shaking when I opened my giveaway GRAND PRIZE from Jolene at Dip Diddly Designs. Can you believe this wonderful gift?! Not only did Jolene send the beautiful "Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow" chart, but she included ALL of the DMC floss needed to stitch it. I love this chart so much and almost bought it for myself just last month. If you click on the photo you may be able to see each individual block more clearly. Do you see my name in the upper right block. (Yes, I was named Carol because I was supposed to have been born on Christmas, but much to my mother's dismay, her first-born arrived three weeks late!) I will definitely be passing along the chart in a giveaway of my own when I finish stitching this spectacular piece. Jolene--your generosity is so very inspiring in this holiday season and I thank you from the bottom of my heart...

I am thankful for so many, many things during this Thanksgiving season--my wonderful family, my health, my job that I love, my warm home, and plentiful food. This year, though, I have something new to add to my list...I am thankful for the many cross stitching friends I have made over the past 10 months since I started my blog. You are such a supportive, inspiring group of women and I truly mean that. It is wonderful to have found a community of stitchers who share my interests and my passion for stitching... So, thank you for being you!



Karyn said...

Wow! You are sooo lucky! What a great win :) Congratulations!

Your finish is sooo adorable, I just love the turkey :)

Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving...I am thankful for amazing stitching and blogging buddies :)


Shari said...

your turkey is gorgeous!!!! I love him!!!
And wow, what a prize you won!!! Congrats to you!!!
I love how you displayed it for the picture.
I am so thankful to have 'met you' thru blogging! Keep up the great work!

Michelle said...

Hi Carol! Congratulations on another lovely Thanksgiving finish - he is really cute! I hope you try to make it into a flatfold - it is not as daunting as it seems and gives a great result.

What a great prize from Jolene - I'm sure you are going to love stitching it :)

Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration - it sounds wonderful! We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in South Africa - it is so interesting to see everyone's preparations (and stitching) for it.

Have a great day!

Myra said...

Oh - my - goodness what a wonderful prize. I will be watching for your progress on this one.

Gobble is so cute! I agree with you on the flatfold idea but I don't know how to make on either. LOL

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

Barbi said...

Your ornament is wonderful! My goodness, what are you going to do next year to out-do yourself? Congratulations on your spectacular win! I bet that you are just itching to get that started.

Cole said...

I love the turkey, he's so cute!! And congrats on your win, what a fabulous prize!!!

Lee said...

We can see what you will be busy stitching next year... what a great prize.
Enjoy thanksgiving with your family. Safe travel

Blu said...

That turkey is adorable. Go for the flat-fold. It's always challenging to try new finishes!
And congrats on winning that awesome chart.

Patti said...

I love what you won and what you have stitched. You are so talented.

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. We don't celebrate here in the U.K. and anyway I am the only Yank in this house. Shame really but never mind.

I am so glad I found your blog because it is quite wonderful.

Patti xxx

Pumpkin said...

Wonderful finish Carol! He is cute :o)

Congrats!!!! I'm still waiting to receive mine and I'm anxious to see which pattern Jolene sent :o)

Anonymous said...

O wow ! What a wonderful gift!

Your turkey is so lovely.

Mylene said...

Congrats on the cute cute finish and wow! that is such a great win!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Daffycat said...

Congratulations Carol! Completely AWESOME prize.

Overexposed said...

Great win, well done.Love the turkey.

Xangles said...

Cute turkey, Carol and wow! what a win with CAHRH. Look forward to seeing it stitched
{hugs} Pokua

Cindy's Stitching said...

Gobble Gobble Carol. How adorable. I had a whopper of a boo boo myself this week. I miss counted one block and you know how that goes. Had to rip it out and start over. We are all blessed and have so much to be thankful for. I am so glad I found your blog one day and have enjoyed it ever since. Love your stories. My mom and sister are named Carol also. The story behind your name is amazing. To my calculation you are born in January, a capricorn. I was born on New Years Day, I was the second born in the hospital that day, not the first. I love my birthday, just not the getting older part. :) Would love some cookies. Can't wait to see your pictures. I will drool . Congratulations on your win. Isn't that the best feeling. Cindy - NY

Brigitte said...

Your finish is great, I love this piece.
Congratulations on winning Jolene's giveaway. I can easily understand that your hands were trembling when you received the package - one doesn't receive such a generous gift every day.
Have fun baking all these pies adn cookies. Have a great Thanksgiving weekend.

Srinity said...

Lovely finish! I bought that chart a while ago eventhough we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Finland. I just liked that turkey. :)
What a wonderful price you won. Beautiful!
Have a great Thanksgiving weekend with your family!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your win! It's a big one!!!

Love, love, love your finish!

Barb said...

Congratulations on winning such a great prize! Couldn't happen to a nicer person!

Edit said...

The turkey looks very nice, I like it very much!

And the prize you won... it is really great! Show us when you start to stitch it, would be nice to see the progress.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Violet Viola Viooltje said...

What can I add after what all the others said?!
I'm flabbergasted!

*very deep sigh, whiping away some huge drooling*
*I'm getting the grip on myself back*

I ♥ your turkey, I ♥ the prize, and am looking forwards (sp.?) to lot's of cookie and other yumyumyum photo's next week.

Happy Thankgiving and have fun!
btw, gobble, gobble means: don't eat me!
;oP ~~~~~~~~~~hahaha~~~~~~~~~~~>

Andrea said...

Terrific win! Huge congratulations!

A great finish too, go on try a flat-fold. It's easy. :)

Angela P said...

Wonderful Turkey finish, LOL! It would look fabulous as a flatfold. Congrats on winning Christmas at Hawk Run, I love this one too just have to get up the courage to stitch a BAP!

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving,

Lee said...

Holy cow! What a prize! Cute turkey, too. He's be perfect as a flat fold, and it's a type of finish that I know you can do!

Solstitches said...

What a fabulous giveaway prize!
I hope you enjoy many happy hours stitching it.
Your recent finishes are all so lovely. I especially love the LHN seasons design. I have that series in my stash and look forward to stitching them one day.

Siobhan said...

Umm, did you mention pretzel salad? As in strawberries, cool whip, jello, and pretzels? Oh. My. Gosh. My daughters and I LOVE that!! I can't figure out what product here is equal to cool whip so I can't make it, which is probably a good thing because I'd eat an entire tray on my own in one sitting. LOL My friend makes it for us every summer when we're in the US.

Congrats on the finish! And congrats on the win! Jolene is a wonderful person, isn't she? So generous. I'm thankful for having met her this year, as I am thankful for having met you! :) Enjoy your Thanksgiving. Safe home, as they'd say here.

Kellie said...

Your turkey looks fabulous!! Congrats on your big win. :) I was the lucky one to win the BBD book in that same drawing. Isn't Jolene such a sweetie!
Have a most wonderful Thanksgiving!