Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quaint Owl Sampler

Good Day!!!

Finally after years and years, The Quaint Owl Sampler is officially finished

found in the Cross Stitch & Country Crafts Nov/Dec 1994

32ct unknown fabric, it's been way too long, lol

I think it will make a cute little pillow

Now here is the question...



Should I coffee dye it???

one simple word.. yay! or nay!

The most votes will win, so vote today

It's such a good feeling to finish a UFO

I think this design would look great on black. Noooo! I won't be stitching it again. I am just saying

Here are a few things I have received from giving away my charts, some of you thought you had to repay, which was not necessary.




"Pear Orchard Farm" by CHS,


"Tillie Figg 1807" by Plum Street Samplers and


"Molly" by CHS with some fabby for her




"Little Lambs" & "Upon the Birds" by Sheepish Designs


My blogoversary button is not working. I checked the date and it is right, the button says otherwise


Tomorrow, the 24th will mark my 3rd year blogoversary. My blogging journey wouldn't be the same without you reading and to those over the past 3 years who have commented, inspired, e-mailed and challenged me. Thank you all for being apart of my Blog world.

So to show my appreciation I will give away a little something stitchy finish along with some surprises within the next year (probably sooner) Let me know you are interested in this post.

Thank You to all my followers too.


So again..


A big big Thank You!!

62 comments:

Shari said...

beautiful finish!!!! Congrats on finishing a UFO!!!!!!
I say leave it as is!!!!!!!
Wonderful goodies you have received!!!!
Happy Blogoversary!!!! keep up the great work!!!!!!

KarenV said...

Lovely finish! I say Nay to the coffee dyeing too, it looks great as is. Happy blogoversary!

Annie said...

The sampler is gorgeous. I say leave well enough alone. You never know if you'll really like the dyed effect and you'll have to live with it once you dye it.

Congrats on the blogging milestone!

ohiofarmgirl said...

I vote Nay too...congrats on you blog-verary! Dianntha

Cath said...

Gorgeous finish , I vote NAY , it looks lovely as it is , wouldn't mind stitching it myself , so cute.
Happy anniversary

Josie said...

very cute finish..I would say nay on the coffee dyeing.
happy blog0versay!

Lorilee said...

Nay!! I love it just the way it is! Congrats on the long time coming finish! Happy Blogoversary!

Melissa said...

Congratulations on finishing the owls. That a hoot! lol. I say leave it as is as the colours are beautiful.

I should think about doing what you've done re giving away or trading charts! You've received some nice charts in return!

Happy Blogoversary, Ranae!

Cari-in-VA said...

Love this little piece - you did a fantastic job and hooray for completing a WIP! I vote to leave it as is. Love your new charts and can't wait to see what you pick up next.

Happy Anniversary and it is all of us, your readers, who are blessed that you have been blogging.

Enjoy your day.

Berit said...

"Yea" for coffee dying! I <3 this design; thanks for sharing it with us. :D

And, congrats on your 3rd year! I'd love to enter your giveaway--your things are gorgeous!

Margaret said...

I love your finish! Beautiful! I would be scared to coffee dye it, but I bet it would look nice too. And yes, I'd love to be entered in your third anniversary giveaway! Thank you and happy blogoversary!

Annette said...

Congratz on the finish, it looks great...
I see Nay. I have never seen someting dryed after stitching...
My blogoversary button also does not work. Happy blogoversary!! I love to enter your draw.

Sherry said...

Wonderful finish! I have to vote for yay since I love anything coffee or tea stained! But it is still beautiful the way it is. Wonderful goodies! I am jealous of Cast Your Bread. I need to get that one.

AFwife99 said...

I think quaint owl sampler looks great the way it is. Congrats on finishing it!

Nicola said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish! Won't dying it now affect the colour of the threads? I'd leave it as it is.

Happy blogoversary, might I be entered into the giveaway draw please?

Christine said...

No to the coffee dying and Snap! to the 3rd blogoversary ;D
Congratulations

Marjorie said...

Lovely owls! I stitched this one some time ago as well. I say "aye" to the coffee dying but I like things that look like they've been through a war so you can take that with a grain of salt if you like. Happy Bloga-thingy and please enter me in your giveaway!

Vonna said...

Well golly Miss Molly, oh I mean Ranae :) I would say YEY! for the tea dye :) but you know...I'm that kind of person.
LOVE your stitchy reward stash!
And I'd love to be entered into your Bloggerversary prize :)
Keep on bloggin'!

RuthB said...

Happy day-before! And I just don't know about the tea-dyeing. It's so adorable as is, but I can see how it would be cool dyed. Oh the choices!

Nancy said...

Your Quaint Owl Sampler is gorgeous! The colors are so pretty I would leave it just as it is.

Happy Blogoversary! I would love to be entered in your give away.

KimV said...

Ranae, this is so funny... I have the same owl pattern... I bought it on Ebay! anyways... I like the aged look... so I say do it... YAY! lol and see then we can see before and after... ;-)
I love your stash received!
Happy Blog-o-versary...!

Sue in Australia said...

NAY,na,nadda. Looks so lovely as it is. Happy Blogoversary.

Andrea said...

Oh, I love your finish, it's so pretty!
My vote is don't coffee dye it, it's perfect as is.
Great stash goodies :-)

xoxo

Myra said...

Your little owl sampler is very pretty. Nay on the dyeing. :o)

Happy Blogoversary! I would love to be entered in your drawing.

Pumpkin said...

Woohoo! Absolutely beautiful Ranae :o) I say yay! I think it would give it a nice antique look but it looks just as good as is too.

Lovely charts you received. So you ;o)

Happy Blogaversary! Please enter my name :o) My counter says 216 days too. Weird...

Becky K in OK said...

I say yea to the dyeing. I believe it would give it an antique look.

Happy bloggervary. Please include me in your draw.

bkirk1029@sbcglobal.net

MarchAnn58 said...

Nay from here in Virginia. It looks great and I know finishing a UFO is really a great feeling. Way to go

Patti said...

Hi! I visited your blog for the first time and I LOVE it! You have so much going on and so much inspiration! Where in IL do you live? Inspired Needle is my LNS; I LOVE that place! I live out in the south suburbs so that and the Orland store Country Cupboard are the one closest to me but I prefer Inspired Needle. I re-discovered cross stitch after many years and am having a great time with it and can not seem to get enough! If you get a chance, please feel free to drop by my site and say "hi"

Patti

Deb said...

That's a wonderful finish! It's always a good feeling to finish a UFO, isn't it? I say leave it as is. Why risk it! And congratulations on your 3rd year of blogging! That's quite an accomplishment. May you have at least three more!!!

Daffycat said...

A wonderful finish! I vote yes on the coffee dye (or tea dye.) My sister tea dyed a piece after stitching and it turned out soooo pretty!

Happy 3rd blogoversary, Ranae! Enter me, please!

Melody said...

Happy blogoversary! I think your piece looks great without the coffee dyeing process.

Thanks for the drawing.

Karen said...

Yay...

I still love this design and have it in my To Do pile. Think I am going to have to stitch this one after seeing yours!

mainely stitching said...

I probably wouldn't dare tea-dye the owl sampler, but I'm a chicken. ;) Hey congrats on the blogging anniversary! That's great!

Jackie said...

Nay! Looks so good now.

Congrats on finishing a UFO. Happy Blogiversary and I'd love to be entered into your giveaway!

Kajsa said...

Pretty finish! I like it the way it is so I guess that's a nay.

Congrats on 3 years of blogging!

nima said...

wow...beautiful...i think no need to coffee dye it...this looks gorgeous..

valerie said...

I love this finish! I don't think you need to coffee dye it..it looks perfect as is! Love all the new charts too.

Happy Blogoversary! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. :)

SilkLover said...

I love the quaint owl sampler just the way it is.
Congratulations on your finish - and on your bogoversary!

Siobhan said...

Great finish--and knocking off a UFO off the list--you go girl!! I say leave it as is.

Sally said...

I say nay as your finish looks lovely as it is:)

Happy Blogoversary! I would love to entered in your draw please. Thank you!

Cath said...

Sorry , forgot to ssy , I'd love to be entered into your giveaway.
And thanks for coming and visiting my blog X

Carol said...

What a sweet finish, Ranae--it certainly doesn't look years and years old! I think I would leave it as is--love the way the colors work together.

WOW--three years! Congratulations! Yours was one of the first blogs I began reading when I started blogging a year ago and it is always one of my favorites to visit :)

staci said...

Congrats on your sweet finish! I like the way it looks now, but I'm sure it would be equally beautiful coffee dyed~~such a help I am, lol!

Happy Blogiversary!!!

Kim B said...

Beautiful finish!!!! I say nay on the coffee dye!

And congrats on the blogoversary! What a sweet giveaway you're offering!

Kat said...

I vote Nay on the coffee dying! But I'm a big scaredy Kat so please take that into account. I'd love to be included in your giveaway, and congrats on your 3rd anniversary! Cheers!

Dee said...

Wouldn't coffee dying change the color in the stitching too? In that case, I vote nay --- but if the floss will stay vibrant -- yay --- how's that for wishy-washy.

Happy blogversary!!!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I say it depends on where you're using it - if the decor is spring, nay. If it's warmer, yea - I love it either way. Hum, don't I have that mag - think so!

Happy Blogiversary!

Lisa said...

oh what a lovely finish, and I think it looks lovely the way it is
what lovely charts you have received i'm sure you deserved them for your kindness
happy blogoversary, I hope you have many more to come :)
please may i be included into your draw, thank you

Barb said...

Hi Ranae,
Love the owl I think I would like it coffee dyed to give it that aged look.
That is just imho.
Congrats on the 3 years please may I be entered in your draw if that is ok as I have only just "found you "
Barb

woolwoman said...

Cute finish - I say Nay - leave it!

Please enter me in your drawing and I hope you enjoy many more years of happy blogging! thanks for stopping by my blog - Mel

Blu said...

Nay! It's cute as it is!
Happy blogoversary. Please enter me~

Stitchinowl said...

I LOVE your Quaint Owl finish! Such soft, pretty colors. I say NO to the coffee dye, it looks perfect as is. The coffee dye may overwhelm the soft colors of the piece.
Happy Blogoversary! I just found your blog through another stitcher's favorites. I can see why you are a favorite! I now have another wonderful stitchy blog to read over morning coffee. Please include me in your drawing.
Carolyn
rcscg at aol dot com

Valerie said...

Congraduations on a beautiful finish. Doen't it feel good to have one less UFO?

I love the goodies that you have received...I see new projects for you in the future!

Happy Blogoversary!

Cindy said...

Congrats on your finish!

I like the look of coffee / tea dying, but it truly scares me to think about doing that to something that is already stitched. I think I'm too late to vote, but my vote would be no.

Stephanie (Bayou Stitcher) said...

Ranae,

Such cute owls. Congrats on another fine finish.

Stephanie

Sharon said...

Ranae, your finish is beautiful! Happy Blogoversary! You know it is always a pleasure to see what you have stitched.

Suzanne said...

I love the owl sampler. Congratulations on getting this UFO finished. I know it might be too late, but I vote for not dying it.

Happy Blogaversary! Please enter me into your draw if it's not too late.

Teri said...

"Yeah" to the lovely Owl finish! "Nay" to the coffee dye. The colors look wonderful with the background fabric - just the way it is.

CalamityJr said...

I'm also an Illinois stitcher but have just discovered stitching blogs and am now addicted to both! (just ask my husband... ) Maybe I'll get brave enough for a blog of my own. Anyway, your work is beautiful, nay to the dyeing, and please, please consider me for your blogoversary drawing. I'd be thrilled to win whatever treats you choose to share.

calamityjr@sbcglobal.net

Loraine said...

I love your finish! I say leave it. The colors are really pretty.
So wonderful to finish a UFO, indeed! What's next?
What great new patterns you got in the mail. Blogging friends are the best.
Take Care!

Natasha said...

It is beautiful!!! I say NAY :0) I think it would look great on black also.

Patti said...

Hi again Ranae~ Thanks for stopping by my site and commenting- it is so very much appreciated! Where outside of Rockford? One of my very best friends lives in Roscoe so I am up that way quite a bit. Yes I would say Inspired Needle is quite a drive for you (my newest post is actually about Inspired Needle). Are there places up your way? Isn't there a great store in Crystal Lake- or so I have heard. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and stop by again soon!