It's been a long time in the coming....but here it finally is:
My little "C is for Crow" pinkeep....Stitched 2 over 2 on 35-count Abecedarian linen, using hand-dyed Gentle Arts flosses. Embellished with wool pennies and antique ivory buttons.
And a little crow also made by my hands...with applied wings with feather stitched detailing, and mother-of-pearl button eyes....holding a wool bittersweet berry in its beak.
Both are patterns by Brenda Gervais at Country Stitches.
It is my giveaway.
It isn't much, I know, but I wanted something that I had made myself. I tried to choose something that wasn't overly prim, as I know not all of my followers are primlish; yet many are and I wanted something that might appeal to them as well. It had been intended to be done several months ago - so I apologize it is not exactly "Christmasy" in theme - but I'm hoping when the winner sees the crow they will think of me with a smile.
It was a labor of love, as working on linen truly challenges me these days.
And please do not feel obligated to enter - honestly, I will not be offended! I would prefer someone who really will appreciate this to win. For those who are much better stitchers than me (and there are scads of you), I will do another giveaway when life becomes balanced again....and it is highly unlikely that it will be another cross stitched piece.....
Details: This is a thank you to my followers as of today. While I love and welcome new followers, this isn't about gaining new followers...it's a very, very, small token of appreciation for the friends I've already met. So please DO NOT post or otherwise announce this. To enter, just leave a comment on this post....and this post only....saying you would like to be entered.
Entries will be open until December 15th, and I will announce a winner sometime, obviously, after that.....And, yes, it is open to international followers as well.....
Thank you for your friendship and kindnesses.....