Saturday, November 14, 2015

and the winner is ...


I had a very productive week and it's too bad that I didn't know the winner of the Giveaway because I had plenty of time to make the table runner.


I tackled the pile of fabric in my sewing cabinet and finally made things I had been planning to make for ages.


4 pillow covers made from dish towels now adorn the guest room bed.


6 stockings made from scraps are all ready for November 27 when I begin decorating the house for Christmas.


These embroidered hearts are quick to make when I am sitting by the fire watching a movie.


Scraps from Steve's canvas stretching were given stripes and sewn into stars - the plan is to make a bunch of different sizes and hang them on the garden ladder.


My sewing basket is packed with projects and ready to grab whenever I have some spare time.


Today I will be busy making the table runner for Lucky 13 who is the winner of my table runner Giveaway.


Lucky 13 happens to be Diane of Lavender Dreams.


Diane gave me creative license to use whatever words I want and I must say, I love all the ideas people suggested.


I'll be branching out in what I stencil on future projects.


Thanks to all who left comments on the Giveaway - it's amazing what a few kind words can do!


57 comments:

Lorrie said...

Congratulations to Diane. I hope you show us what words you do put onto the runner. It's so great to share creative ideas via blogging!

ANNE said...

LOVELY! Congrats Diane - enjoy!!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

That's wonderful!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Congratulations to Diane. All of your projects are great. You will be all set for decorating for Christmas. I am slowly getting things accomplished.
Have a great weekend.
Mary

Susie said...

Carol, I am so happy Diane won...she's a great lady. I like the results. Your pillows are so cute !! Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm very happy for Diane! I must say I love the tale runners and stockings you are making, so sweet! You are being so productive!!
hugs,
Linda

Stacey said...

Oh, yay for Diane. She's the sweetest thing!!

bobbie said...

Congratulations, Diane! Anything Carol makes is a wonderful treat!!

Cozy Little House said...

That is going to be so beautiful! You've been one busy girl. I need to get busy and make some things too. The end of November is when I plan to start decorating for the holidays as well.
Brenda

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

congratulations to the winner. she must be very happy to win such a lovely gift!

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything is SO cute---this is all about the homespun sort of Christmas I love. I'm envious and inspired by your creativity!! :)

I'm interested in trying my hand at the table runner you made. Is it drop cloth and did you just pull the threads around the edges? I've made something similar but I used iron on webbing for the edges and wasn't crazy about how it came out This is just so neat!

I'm sending off an email now. Hurray for Diane! :)

Jane x

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Congrats to Diane.

Love the projects you've made.

Have a nice Sunday ~ FlowerLady

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe I WON! Lucky 13!!! YAY! I'm so excited! Thank you SO much sweet friend. I'll be so happy to have something new for the holidays. I'll be ready to decorate now! Sweet holiday hugs, Diane

Vicky Hunt said...

Congratulations to Diane! You have been busy stitching! I am planning to make a few simple things for Christmas decor. I love your little hearts and will be copying your idea! Have a lovely weekend...:)

podso said...

Your latest projects are so cute and congratulations to Dianne! Yes you should show us what you make her.

camp and cottage living said...

I love your runners, Carol, and congrats to Dear Diane. I definitely want to try to make one of these!

Laurie said...

Congratulations to Diane. She's a lucky girl to get a piece of your handy work.

Melanie said...

Congrats to Diane!

Connie said...

Congratulations Diane . . . it could not have happened to a sweeter gal :)

Sarah said...

Congratulations to Diane. The runner is adorable. Somehow I missed this charming give away opportunity.

Consider It All Joy said...

Yay, Congratulations to Diane! Love your maileg's! Doesn't it feel great to get so many projects done! Good for you! Keep creating!! 😊

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I've been out of touch so I have to go backward to figure out what the contest was! But I love all blogs with "Lavender" in the name since my maiden name is Lavender and I always wonder if the blogger and I are related. I like the idea of sitting down with a bunch of scraps and just making stuff. I think I should dedicate a day to that soon.

bj said...

ahhh, we all love Diane...I'm thrilled for her to win this most darling and generous giveaway...
I love your stars and hearts...so cute.

Daytona Damsel said...

Congrats to diane. I like all the canvas decorations you are creating. Like those pillow covers too. Enjoy your weekend. Debbie

cynthia lee designs said...

Congrats to Diane!!

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

What a fun giveaway it was! Congrats to Diane and cheers to you for all of your generosity with sharing your creations and life with us.

Botanic Bleu said...

What a gorgeous tree word cloth. Congratulations to Diane of Lavender Dreams. Couldn't be a nicer winner!

Judith

Kathy said...

Carol, you are amazing and I know Diane is going to be delighted!!

Linda said...

You have such pretty things! I always enjoy stopping by and seeing what you are up to!

Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Congratulations to the lovely Diane. Beautiful projects as always and I love seeing what you are up to. Have a happy and productive Sunday xx

Junkchiccottage said...

Good Morning Carol. Yeah for Diane. You are so busy and coming up with some beautiful creative things.
Have a great Sunday.
Kris

Cookie said...

Sorry I missed signing up for this giveaway but Congrats to the winner Diane

Cookie said...

I don't do Instagram so do you ever do any other giveaways?

craftyles said...

You have been busy! Such pretties you've created. Congrats to the lucky winner!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol,
I love all your creativity in your homespun charming Christmas décor, always cheerful and happy. Congrats to Diane of Lavender Dreams.
You sure have been busy.
xoxo,
Vera

Laurel Stephens said...

I love your hand sewn hearts. I love to work on handwork while I watch TV at night. I might be copying your cute hearts!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Congrats to the winner. Diane is a dear and will love it! Love your hand sewn hearts Carol. You are a busy gal and everything is fabulous!! xo

Cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

Wow you amaze me what you did done...in fact I feel lazy seeing everything you get done! Do you have a secret for this? Congrats to the winner...I need to get going on my holiday projects soon...real soon!

Sue said...

Yay and Congratulations to Diane who will get one of your creations to cherish forever.

Mountain Mama said...

Such cute projects you made this week - wow, busy lady!! I wish I had your talent!

BeachGypsy said...

Wow you have been busy! Yay for diane!!....love her!

Kim said...

Congratulations to Diane and you always inspire me, Carol. Lovely.

Kelly said...

I decorate after Thanksgiving too. You have been busy! I love all of the cute things you've been working on. Congrats to Diane on winning the giveaway!

NanaDiana said...

Congrats to Diane. She is such a faithful blogger, visitor, and friend! I am glad she won.
You really got a LOT done! Wow! Ain't no grass growing under your feet, darln' (as my grandma used to say).
Hope you have a great week- xo Diana

Jessica@CapeofDreams said...

I love the idea of combining everyone's phrases. It does not surprise me that you came up with such a cute design.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH! Lucky Diane! What a treasure trove of love, Carol! Happy week! Anita

Silvana Joanne said...

How creative you are! This is my first time visiting and I'm glad I stopped by. You have a great blog here! Best, Silvana

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Glad for Diane and you have so many pretty and fun projects that you have been working on! :)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I wish I had half of your energy, Carol! Love everything!

handmade by amalia said...

It must be a wonderful feeling to see your unfinished pile grow smaller. Sadly, I wouldn't know :-)
Amalia
xo

Teresita said...

Guauuu....que bonitos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawn said...

Wow you sure did get a lot done. I always admire how organized you are, and get your to do list projects done. They all look fantastic.

Susan Clayton said...

Congrats to Diane! Loving your projects.

Kimberley Seasideave said...

Congrats to Diane!
I loved looking at the projects that you have been working on. Love the embroidery on those little hearts, so cute and meaningful!
Can't wait to see the finished table runner and what you stencil!
Kimberley

Sunny Simple Life said...

You are so busy and productive. I love the stars and how you tie your nautical touches in your cozy cottage. Hope you and the family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Ana said...

Congratulations to Diane. Lucky gal.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Carla said...

Busy and productive. I missed the give away darn it. LOL
That tree of stamped words is really cool.
Love all your pillows.
You're ahead of me on the decorating. I might get my tree up this weekend. At least that is the plan.