Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Sentimental Journey Through the Months - Block 9 and a Giveaway!

Yipee! September! I absolutely love September. It's my favorite month in the whole year. Actually, I really love September through December. So many things to look forward to and all the hot, humid, sticky air gone. Time to get out the stitching and quilting and get to creating!

Here is this month's block. Life really is about creating yourself. I truly believe you can be anything you want to be and create the life you want to have. Just believe in yourself and surround yourself with people that believe in you. Hop over to My Shop and get your pattern. Oh, I'm also carrying the Fusible Fleece again. I had several people ask about it. I sell it in 36" x 45" pieces. That's enough to do a bunch of stitchery projects!



The floss I used this month is Valdani's P3, Aged White Medium. I also used it in another project that I hope to show you this weekend. (I'm praying that Hurricane Earl decides to swerve back out to sea and miss us).

I decided since so many of you commented on my Tea at 3 with Mr. Biscotti Bunny, that this month I would give away a box of my favorite Stash fushion tea, a box of my favorite biscotti's and a wonderful book on cute cottages! How's that for a fun giveaway! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment. Remember, if you are signed up as a Friend/Follower, (sign up on my sidebar) your name goes in the hat twice! I will pick the winner on September 8th.
Also, one final request. Please let me know if you have enjoyed this Sentimental Journey so far and if you are interested in another FREE BOM stitchery project for next year. I have a great idea, but I don't want to spend the time designing and stitching it if you've already got too much on your plate. So let me know. Thanks!

xx, shell and sugie bunny

54 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell and Sugie!
Love your newest design. They're all so beautiful and restful. I'll be heading over to download the September design.

What a generous giveaway this month, too! You're just so thoughtful, girlfriend!

Talk to you again soon, I promise.
xoxo
Donna

Jo in TAS said...

Another beautiful stitchery, I hope to get onto these soon as I currently have too much on my plate!!
They all look so beautiful together:-)

BubzRugz said...

I really love your A Sentimental Journey design - I have the fabric but am finishing off a few things before I start.... I'm sure your new design will be just as lovely - and, of course I would be interested....
Thanks
Hugz

Barb said...

Your stitcheries are so wonderful, one day I am going to do one...one day....hummmmm

Megan Chamberlain said...

I love your new stitch design. Your giveaway is so generous.
Give Sugie a big hug, I loved her post with the beautiful photos.

Allie said...

LOVE the new design!!!! And I do hope Earl gets lost out there in the Atlantic and can't find the coast...yipes....he's a biggie.

I have so much on my plate right now I don't know what to do - other than keep on stitchin', just keep on stitchin'....I'm sure I'll be dug out by next year, hint hint. *G*

Patty C. said...

I think your design is lovely - Did you say biscotti - yum ;)

Jindi's Cottage said...

Great stitchery...your designs look so pretty laid out together...
I hope the cyclone moves well away from you and out to sea...

Whimsey Creations said...

I too think your stitcheries look wonderful all shown together. They are really pretty!

Farscapegirl said...

I actually don't do much stitching outside of actual quilting...but yours are beautiful!

Hazel said...

I'd love a new BOM ,I'm up to date on
this one and its looking lovely .Thank You so much for sharing your lovely designs .

WvHmmngbrd said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

WvHmmngbrd said...

Became a follower.......had to join in on the fun!

moramargaritaster said...

Great giveaway,thanks for the chance to win.
Your stitching and designs are lovely and sure your next project will be fabulous.

Janet said...

This stitchery came at just the right time for "My Michelle" as she starts her last year at nursing school she has alot of things running through her head. I think I will make this for her. Thanks Michelle for all your lovely stitcheries. I so enjoy your creations and your blog. Hugs

Debbie B said...

Enjoy keeping up with you & Sugie on the blog. Would love to have a few moments to have tea & wind down! Enjoying the stitchery too.

Tina said...

I just found this site last month and quickly became a fan-I love this little BOM and hope to get busy soon. I hope you will show us how to create the quilt you made-I love it!

Thank

Nicki Lundeen said...

Love your stitchery and all you do. Love your bunnies too! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway - I LOVE biscotti!

Wendy said...

Hi Shell, what a generous giveaway you are having. Of course I want to be in the draw. And I already follow you. Can't wait to see your whole quilt. Love the BOM that you are running.

Diane H said...

Hugs to you and Sugie too! Stitchery is always so beautiful and touching. Follower that would absolutely love a cup of that tea with that biscotti!

Sabine said...

I'm sure you know I love your monthly frases. They touch my heart and I'm hoping they inspire many more people. I'm hoping to make them all next year when I'll start to raise 4 troubled kids (sort of foster care). Keep this spirit going. Can't wait to see what you'll make to surprise us again!

Gail said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! I look forward to each new stitchery.
-Gail

bunnythreads said...

Such a cute giveaway,numanum
your works are beautiful,
I don not get to do it as much as I used to as my eyes are not as good as they once were.But I appreciate the work & when I do it I do Love yours. I am going to sign up as a follower. (I am a fellow bunny person)
anne & chcoclate chip the bunny

judycinnc said...

Awesome giveaway- I love Stash Tea - and I alsolutely love The Sentimental Journey. I am contemplating putting this all on the same whole cloth of linen. I would most definitely be interested in another BOM series from you. Love your creations.

judycinnc said...

I am a true and loyal follower and love your site.

chocolatechipsworld said...

love your stitchery & your darling bunny. I am in NC too will look out for Earl but the outer bands can be tricky. your giveaway is cute.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful, sentimental journey it's been indeed! Another great quote.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Love this month's--but then I loved last month's and the month's before that----and-----!!!!
I want to win this time!!!!!
And "of course" me is a follower!!!
Hugs, Di
PS did you say you are planning an unexpected trip this week end further inland?????????

Jillayne said...

What a terrific idea for a block of the month - I am game to do one! Tea, cookies and a book? - sounds like a perfect giveaway to me!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I have loved waiting each month to see the next block, Michelle! I really hope you share your talent with another BOM next year! :-)
Hugs
Jenny

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hope the hurricane doesn't hit.....

I love September too,

what a generous giveaway....

Tess said...

what a lovely giveaway! count me in...

Tess said...

signed up as a follower too - glad to have found a beautiful new stitchery project!

joanne May said...

Hi Shell,
Your work is exquisite and very delicate. Just beautiful!
I also love Autumn and the cooler weather. I agree, it is the best time of year to be creative. :-)
I have left you a comment on your last post as well. I'm so pleased to see Sugie looking well again! ;-)
I have just done a new post with a link to your blog. Thank you dear friend for all your kind support.
Jo. xx

Butterfly Dreams said...

Hi Michelle,

a few weeks ago I've found your BOM and I love it! This little stitcheries are so lovely and touch my heart.I really enjoy to stitch them.If you are interested you can see them here:

http://little-butterfly-dreams.blogspot.com/search/label/sentimental%20journey

And of course I'd love to stitch another BOM from you!
Thank you!

Hugs
Barbara

lips said...

This is my first time to your site. I love it! I adore the block of the month stitching and I am going to start now on it. I would love to do another next year.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Colleen
butler83ataoldotcom

lips said...

I also signed up as a new follower.
Thank you again
colleen
butler83ataoldotcom

Sheila said...

Another great design , I love them all . I hope Earl stays well out to sea as well as we are suppose to get hit on Sat. Take care .

Barbara in TN said...

Seriously LOVE your designs! Thanks you for posting them free to us - each month is more beautiful and inspiring than the last. I check the 1st of each month to begin stitching a new one. Can't wait to get them all done and put together.
Thanks SO much for all you do and would LOVE another BOM for next year as well!
Thanks again!
Barbara in TN

Karen said...

Well, YES i want another project next year!!! (silly shell) :) I feel another burst of stitching coming on, so i'll be here a lot more. I've been in my crochet/sewing phase. :)

Prim2Pink said...

I would like another project next year too!
I am making your BOM right now and I plan on using these sayings in a quilt I'm going to make for my Sister.(She loves Sayings) I have to admit that I'm a bit behind, didn't do a lot of sewing this summer.
What a Yummy giveaway!
I love trying different teas, so please enter my name. Oh and biscotti and books to look at too!

Hef's Mom said...

Shell I want you to know I pulled myself out of my sick bed to come up on the computer and see about you and this hurricane earl business, be safe!

Julia Harrison said...

Perfect saying for September, especially since it was my birthdy yesterday and it was a major milestone. I look forward to each new block. Thanks you so much for sharing your talents.

Wouldn't it be great to receive the give away as a birthday present? :)

I'm a frequent follower.

lisaestrada said...

Yes, I would love to see another BOM from you next year. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

Annette F Tait said...

I love the beautiful photo of Sugie below :) wrapped in the blanket! she really is a darling princess - hold her tight Shell :)

charmaine said...

Hi Michelle! How sweet of you to stop by and leave such a kind comment! I really do appreciate it! Your so sweet! Thank you!

I'm praying that Hurricane Earl will go away too!

Like you my favorite time of year is September through December too. I can't wait for the leaves to change and to feel that cold crisp in the air.

Your stitchery is absolutely beautiful! What a lovely gift to give. I've always wanted to learn how to do this. Maybe now, since I have some time, I can take up a class. It's an absolutely beautiful art to do. I love all the positive words. Lovely and thoughtful giveaway! Hope your having a lovely week so far! Thanks again! :)

God Bless,
Charmaine

Sherry said...

I wanted to let you know that I just completed the embroidery on the Baroque Bouquet pattern I ordered from you. I love it! Not sure how I should finish it, frame,make a wall hanging? I would still like to do your block of the month, I love how your pockets look. I printed the first couple of patterns but have not started yet. If you do a new one, I'm in. Great giveaway and of course I am a follower.

Maggey and Jim said...

Well, have been follower for some time now and love hearing of bunny tales.. Would love to try tea and am looking for it now..Love bicottis too. I do have quite a bit on the agneda for now but maybe ?? I am trying to do a workshop but no one interested so far?
Bunny hugs,
Maggey
Love the pumpking stitch..

quilterfaye said...

Hi Michelle,Try #2 to leave a comment!
Your sentimental Journey stitcheries have been wonderful. you ask if we would like more?? Silly question,we'd love them but I don't know how you could follow these.
As I Live in a 175+ year old cottage your book would be a treat. Cookies,tea too!!.
I'm in heaven pick me!!Please!!!
Hug,Faye

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, I love your stitchery and just wish I had all the time to do what I want. I have to two blocks left on my quilt and the top will be done. I am taking some new meds that even though I am tired, they keep me awake. It means another discussion with the doctor. I would love to enter your drawing and you know I am a follower. Have a great holiday weekend. I am off until Tuesday from work and would you believe we are going to get in the 40's tonight. It is crazy. Your Missouri Friend.

SheilaC said...

If you have the time and the creative energy I would LOVE another journey in the new year!!

Thank you!

SheilaC

Kim said...

I love you free stitcheries this year and would love to have another one. There are so many generous designers like you that give us such beautiful pieces to work on.

Sue Barreau said...

Oh! This is the BOM I mentioned in my other comment, I couldn't remember what you had called it. Sentimental Journey is just beautiful, and I will definitely be stitching each BOM, and I think I would like to make it into a wall hanging for my new home, something that people see when they enter, as it is just stunning! I would looove you to design another something special - I just adore doing stitchery, as well as quilting. Hope to see more of your wonderful creations in the future. Hugs & Blessings, Sue.

Carmen Thomas said...

I know I am queing in late on this post, but I want you to know how much I have enjoyed your Sentimental Journey through the months and I can truthfully say, that this is the only BOM I make sure I stay current in working. I adore your designs and truly enjoy stitching them. Please some more!!!! Pretty Please :)
Thanks!
Carmen in Alaska