Saturday, October 30, 2010

C is for Cure and a Fabric Giveaway

My pink stitching for this year is C is for Cure, a Lizzie Kate design from the Sept/Oct 2010 issue of Just Cross Stitch.  It's also free to download from the Just Cross Stitch website here.  This is my first flanged pillow - I've wanted to make one for ages and I'm really pleased with how it's turned out.  I've used the listed Crescent Colour threads, except for the flower.  My Ripe Melon and Carrie Berry looked so similar so instead I used DMC 761.  The fabric is 28ct evenweave which has been in my stash for a few years, the colour is Nude and is from the Dye Pots of Jayne's Attic. The fabric for the pillow is by designer Karen Neuburger, which I eventually found after a long Google search!  It's the same fabric that was used for the banner, for the model pictured on the chart.  I was so excited when I managed to track it down because everything about it is just perfect for the design!  I've also been able to find the same print in pink, which I will put away to use another year.



After making my pillow I still have plenty of the fabric left over, so I thought I would hold a draw to give a FQ (18" x 22") of it away.  If you would like to be entered for a piece of this lovely awareness fabric please let me know in a comment to this post.  The giveaway is open to anyone and will close next Thursday, 4th November.  If you don't have a blog, or if your email address isn't with your blog profile then please leave it with your comment so that I can contact you if your name is drawn. 

Thank you for visiting!  :o)

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49 comments:

Jill said...

I would love to win your drawing. I do a pink stitch every month. Thanks!

~*Shar*~ said...

I'd love to be in your drawing hun; it's such pretty fabric..

Hugs, Shar

Pike said...

Your pillow looks great! Where did you find the instructions to do one?

Please also enter me for the giveaway.

Pirjo from Finland

Nelli said...

Wonderful!

Ukka said...

I would like to participate in this give away, the gift is precious!
Regards

Natasha said...

You did a terrific job on your first flanged pillow :) This is by far my favorite way of finishing now, it is so easy and always looks terrific. The fabric is perfect for the stitched piece and I would lOVE to be entered into the draw. I do have a question? Did you make the buttons as well? if so how? I never have buttons that match to attache my stitched piece to.
Thank you

Cole said...

What a gorgeous finish!! The fabric is a perfect match!

Ada said...

Esta precioso, simplemente perfecto!
Un saludo.
Ada

Marylin /Poussy said...

very nice !
have a good day
marylin

Nancy M said...

I followed your link from the Collection of Smalls blog. I love the pillow and would love to know if you used a tutorial for it and also be entered in the drawing for the fabric. It is just perfect. If I don't win, will you let me know how you got it and save me the hard work?? LOL

gracie said...

How nice..yes, please enter my name....the pillow is lovely.

Morgan said...

I love the covered buttons -- what a great idea! Thanks for doing a giveaway! Not sure if I've got an email address public on my blog. Just leave me a comment there if not :)

Tim said...

Thanks for having a great giveaway.

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Michelle said...

What a lovely finish. It is so nice. Please enter me into your drawer for the fabric - how kind. Michelle x

Laurie said...

What a pretty little pillow! Even though it looks so feminine, when I first saw it, I thought of my son. He's 16 right now and has always wanted to be a scientist. He wants to find a cure for cancer :) I thought this would be a perfect inspirational knick knack for his desk - just from me! I've always been so proud of him.
Thanks for a chance to win the fabric!!

VALIE said...

Perfect pillow. It really is. Mind you, your stitching is always perfect.
And I have just learned a new expression - "fanged pillow" !

Karen said...

Your pillow is so pretty...just love the colors and finishing.

valerie said...

Beautiful finish and I love the covered buttons! I would love to be entered into your giveaway for the fabby. This would be a nice gift for me to stitch up for my sister.

Theresa said...

What a gorgeous finish!!! I love the fabric, too!!!!

Maggee said...

What a cute finish! I would really like to be entered in the giveaway for this fabric, so I could do a similar finish! Well done! Hugs.

Bronzemom said...

Please enter me in your drawing! I am wanting to stitch a BC Awareness Christmas Tree that I designed a few years ago and desperately need a great fabric for the pillow form!
Thank you for offering such a lovely prize!
Terri
bronzemom AT gmail DOT com

Peach Rainbow said...

That's a lovely fabric - I'd love to win!
Thanks for the chance :)

Ellen said...

The fabric is lovely! Please include my name in your giveaway, thank you.

Hugs,

Yuko said...

Carol,

I just can't believe that this is the first pillow for you!
It's awesome, just perfect!!!
I also thought this fabric is just perfect for this design and colour of this design!

Of course I'd love to win, please let me join in the drawing!! :D

Yuko

Pat Matejcek said...

Carol It is beautiful!! I would love to enter your giveaway. My email is p.matejcek@yahoo.com. Thanks. Pat

Karan said...

A wonderful Pink finish. :0)

Sally said...

Your pillow is absolutely gorgeous Carol. I must try one myself one day.

I would love to be entered into your drawing please. The fabric is beautiful.

Blu said...

What a gorgeous finish! The buttons are so cute!

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.

Jackie said...

Yes please,
I would love a chance to win some yummy fat quarter of that fabric. I love it.

Susimac said...

Another gorgeous finish from you, you are right your fabric is so perfect for it, and I would love to be entered into your draw.
Hugs

Julie said...

Another finish i have yet to try

Your pillow is so beaitiful, the fabric is perfect

I'd love to be enetered into your draw, thanks

Good Luck to everyone who enters!

Terri said...

I'd love to be entered into your drawing!

tpatterson2@indy.rr.com

Thanks!

Terri

Diane said...

What a beautiful finish!

Please add my name to the drawing. Thank you.

joyceclark said...

Please include me in the drawing.
What a beatiful pillow.
joycefrank@sbcglobal.net
Joyce F TX

Suzanne said...

Carol, this is absolutely beautiful! I had to go back and look at the fabric to see the pink ribbons. I would love to be entered into this giveaway!

Suzanne
crossstitchersuzanne@gmail.com
www.crossstitchersuzanne.blogspot.com

pat said...

very beautiful work !
Pat

Tatkis said...

Such a beautiful pillow, Carol! I like it very much!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Vasilinka said...

Your pillow is so beaitiful
Greetings from Ukraine.
http://vasylynkinyprodelki.blogspot.com/

jane p said...

Please enter me for the fq draw. Thanks.
projectsbyjane at gmail dot com

Patty C. said...

I love the fabric & the pattern - Count me in :)

your pillow is fabulous - love the button covers

Anonymous said...

that's a lovely fabric! I'd love to win it.

Katevet@gmail.com

Sarah Youde said...

I thought 'C' was for Carol! Lovely pillow and the fabric is gorgeous. Is Charlotte due another modeling assignment to choose a number?

Don't enter me as 1. I am your sister and therefore it wouldn't be fair ....and .... 2. I would probably just put it in a box and never use it.

See you tomorrow :)

Danielle said...

Carol, your finish is fabulous! Sadly, I am too late to enter the giveaway. What great fabric!!

I did have another question for you. Would you by chance still have the LK Strawberry freebie that you stitched? If so, would you mind passing it on? Thanks.

Solstitches said...

Carol your pillow is so lovely.
You did a beautiful job on making up the pillow and of course your stitching is always perfect.
I'm not here for the drawing - I know I'm too late for that, but just wanted to compliment you on another lovely finish.

Margaret

Clara said...

So sorry to be too late for the drawing! I've just discovered your blog and it's stunning and full of beautiful handmade. Congratulations, Clara.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol,
Lovely fob! I admired your fob last year and this year's was just as lovely! Please enter my name into your drawing for the fabric.
Take care and have a great day, :<)
Dorothy

Ele said...

Hi Carol,
this is a wonderful little pillow and a great finish!
Unfortunately I am to late for drawing...

greetings
Gabriele

Akila said...

This is wonderful. I specially love the way you have combined the fabric with the stitching :)
I came across your blog through Carol of istitch.

pat said...

fantastic !!!
Pat

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