Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WOCS is Hosting a Great Giveaway by the Fat Quarter Shop

The World of Charity Stitching blog is hosting a Fat Quarter Shop giveaway of two $50 gift certificates.  There are five chances to win.  This starts today and ends Sept. 16th. 


"You Are Beautiful" for WOCS

I finished this piece this morning while sitting on the back porch, watching the butterflies and hummingbirds flitter from flower to flower.  They are so beautiful!

This chart was a freebie from the site, Carinne,  and I modified it a little bit to read, "You Are Beautiful." 

This will be sewn on a tote bag and given to a young girl at a domestic violence shelter that is supported by my group, World of Charity Stitching.

If you ever want to stitch, sew, or quilt for our group, please join us in making the children and senior citizens smile.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Look What I Won-All the Way from the UK

I have been entering blog contests recently to win fabric or cross stitching supplies for my group, World of Charity Stitching. 

Nicola, of StitchWorks, had a giveaway recently and her beautiful daughter hand-picked my name from several entries.  I received my package from the UK today and was so excited to open it to see what was inside.

Here is the wonderful variety of items that Nicola sent me:

Thanks so very much Nicola for your generosity and thoughtfulness.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cute Little Kitten

I worked on this cute little kitten while sitting in the waiting room of a local hospital recently.  We have a friend who had a major stroke after having triple by-pass surgery.  He is still in intensive care and we visit as often as we can.  He is being moved to a rehab facility in the next day or two and we hope he will recover very soon.

My stitching helps keep me focused so I don't have a lot of time on my hands to worry about "what might happen".   I know that God is watching over my friend and will help heal him.

This little kitten was stitched for a child, Melissa B., one of the many Love Quilts children.   I hope to bring a little joy to the life of a sick child and her family.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Time for Tea

I finished this square a couple of weeks ago for WOCS for our themed quilt, "Teapots", which will be given to a senior citizen (lady) during the upcoming holiday season.  I enjoyed stitching this piece, even though it had some 1/2 stitches (you can barely see them on the teapot right side).   This will be a beautiful quilt when it is put together by our wonderful quilter, Bonnie. 

If you'd care to see some of our finished pieces as they come in, you can view our WOCS blog at http://www.worldofcharitystitching.blogspot.com/ 
The ladies have been stitching fast and furiously to complete several quilts for our charities.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A New Finish for WOCS

I stitched this cute little kitty a while back and recently made it into a tote for a child to be given to Favor House, a domestic violence shelter, in Pensacola, FL.   It will be filled with goodies for the upcoming holiday.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lap Quilt Donated to a Friend of World of Charity Stitching

This beautiful lap quilt was created by Bonnie C., who makes some of our quilts for our group, World of Charity Stitching.   One of our members, Sharon M., has some medical problems and she also fosters many dogs throughout the year, so Bonnie had suggested our group donate this quilt to Sharon to make her feel special.  Sharon isn't able to cross stitch any longer due to her medical difficulties, but she is still a part of our group -  she creates cards to be given with our quilts to the senior citizens and the children who receive our gifts of love.  Anyone interested in our group can view our blog at

Some New Summer Finishes

I've been very busy stitching this summer - too hot to do much else.  Plus, I've been having a giveaway on my blog (picked the winner last night) and wanted to keep the focus on the giveaway. 

So, I have some new photos to post of my recent stitching:

WOCS- Tote for a boy for Favor House

WOCS-Barn Owl for "Birds" theme for a man's lap quilt

Love Quilts - Princess Theme for a little girl's quilt

Love Quilts, Frog theme, for a boy's quilt

Love Quilts - Another Princess themed quilt

WOCS-Boy's Tote for Favor House

WOCS-"Fairy" lap quilt them

Seashell #1 for Bed Buddy for WOCS

Seashell #2 for Bed Buddy for WOCS

Seashell #3 for Bed Buddy for WOCS

Cat #1 for Bed Buddy for WOCS

Cat #2 for Bed Buddy for WOCS

Cat #3 for Bed Buddy for WOCS

Update on the Winner of My Blog Anniversary Giveaway

Today I received a very nice email from Linda, the winner of my contest, letting me know she received her package.
Here's what she said:
"Hi Peggy, hope you are having a fine day!

This is a note from your Blog Winner Friend Linda . . . received your neat cross stitch pkg. this morning intact+filled with GOODIES!
Thanks so much for such a generous sweet giveaway! I'm just thrilled with it-I have none of those patterns-Yea!!!
Thank you Peggy!

P.S. Be watching for a little pkg from me soon . . . . .  . . :)"


I used Research Randomizer to help me pick a winner for my first giveaway and the winner is Linda Douglas.  I have already emailed you, Linda, to get your snail mail address.  Contratulations!  And, thanks to all the ladies who entered the contest and also for becoming new followers. 

Research Randomizer Results
1 Set of 1 Unique Numbers Per Set
Range: From 1 to 45 -- Unsorted