Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

busy day today, so let's get started!

The first thing - let's get back to our song.

On the eight day of Christmas my true love gave to me:
  • eight maids-a-milking
  • seven swans-a-swimming
  • six geese-a-laying
  • five golden rings
  • three French hens
  • two turtle doves
  • and a partridge in a pear tree
On the eight day of Christmas I'm giving to one of you:

a chart from LHN - The rose in Morning. Rules same as yesterday.

The second thing - The Oldest UFO

I checked all participants progress and the prize goes to

Congratulations my dear!!!

The contest is still going, if you have an old UFO you can join us here! Next prize will be awarded April 1 - sweep these UFOs away!

The third thing - Crazy January Challenge, Day 1

I'm not sure how this will go for me this year, I keep changing my projects... I thought I will go just with small ones so I can finish them all. That was the plan but yesterday another project was asking for a daylight - Protective Care from Lenart

how can I say "no" to such beauty? I didn't and here is my progress for day one:

That's the full width of the project. Since it fits so nicely in my q-snaps I will work from the top to the bottom.

And the fifth thing - followers appreciation gift!

I am so grateful to all my followers for reading my blog, sharing my ups and downs - I decided to have a surprise draw. The prize goes to...

Congratulations dear Nancy and thank you for your lovely comments through many years. 

So long my friends,


  1. wow again a wonderful chart of LHN, please enter my name. Good luck with the Crazy January Challenge, I too I'm always changing my stitching projects

  2. Hi Evalina, Interesting post and you are so generous with your giveaways. Please count me in for this one, too.

    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

  3. ooo well done to the lucky ladies and I haven't got that chart either and it is rather pretty :) well done on your elephant start ... I can see why you just had too :) love mouse xxxx

  4. Hi Evalina!! You are so generous with your giveaways. I love this one. I think you will do fine with your challenge even if you keep changing your mind on the projects. You will be working on projects you really want to stitch. I was going to join your Oldest UFO SAL but I realized that my my Oldest UFO's are in my storage unit and that is 580 miles away. So, I can't do that until I get to my unit. I do have one that is from 1985 with me but in order to finish it, I would have to make some changes as it was a wedding piece that I had designed for my own wedding. Since I have been divorced since 1995, I don't think that would work. But one day....I will join you!!

  5. What a surprise to read my name in a drawing that I didn't enter! LOL Thanks Evalina....I'm sure I will appreciate whatever you have taken the time to send. It's so nice to have long time friends on the internet! You've been having such sweet giveaways! And nice start on your elephant!

  6. С Новым годом!Удачи и радости!

  7. I love LHN, please count me into your giveaway.

    Take Care and Happy Stitching

    Mary Joan

  8. Happy New Year to you! And a lovely start to your project!

  9. Wow, those elephants are gorgeous.

  10. Happy New Years! Those elephants look stunning. Good Luck on that project. I would love to own this LHN pattern. LHN has such great designs.

    I dug out an old UFO from my closet and I think I'm going to rip out the little bit of stitching I did 10 years ago because the back looks hideous! LOL


  11. Such a pretty chart, thanks for trhe chance!

  12. Hi Evalina,
    please I want to participate for this chart.
    You´re such a generous person/stitcher!

    BTW that elephants picture is so tender...


  13. Happy New Year! Good luck on your challege. Protective Care is a beautiful project, I'm looking forward to seeing it grow!
    I'd love to be entered in the draw for the give-away.

  14. Happy New Year! Good luck on your challege. Protective Care is a beautiful project, I'm looking forward to seeing it grow!
    I'd love to be entered in the draw for the give-away.

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  16. Your generosity is so inspiring Evalina. I love you.

    Your new WIP is beautiful. I stitched a piece that fit perfectly in my qsnap as yours does. It makes it so much easier to work on the piece.

    Congrats to SocialSue and to Nancy!!

  17. That elephants scene is so tender!
    And that LHN chart too... count me in please!


  18. Congrats to the special winners!

    Your newest start is really neat, Evalina.

    Good luck with finishing those UFO's.

    Happy New Year!

  19. You are so generous with all your giveaways! Congratulations to socialsue; she earned it!

  20. I'm so enjoying your giveaways!
    Please enter me in this one.

  21. Wonderful giveaway, please count me in!!
    Thank you :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  22. Evalina,

    I actually finished my oldest UFO!

    Thanks for hosting this SAL- I doubt I would've ever finished without it!

    - Lisa N.


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