Friday, February 8, 2019

Birthday Giveaway Winners and Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow Update

Hi, stitching friends!

I'm excited to announce the winners of my birthday giveaways!

The winner of the "Snow" by Bent Creek giveaway is Kate. Congratulations!

The winner of the "Bless Our Home" giveaway is Sandy. Woohoo!

I've emailed each of these lovely ladies and will get their goodies in the mail as soon as possible. If you didn't win (and I was rooting for all of you who entered), don't despair. I plan to do more giveaways soon.

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Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow update

I've been busy working on Halloween at HRH, and wow, is this a fun stitch. If you've been toying with the idea of starting one of these behemoths, I encourage you to jump in. They're big, but they're broken up into smaller squares. I get the same satisfaction as I do working on smaller projects.

I've started on block two last week, and I'm almost finished! You can see a couple of my birthday gifts from Mr. Wonderful in this photo - the grime guard from SewMuch2Luv on Etsy and my Star Trek needle minder from Mad For Minders on Etsy. (You can visit their shops by clicking their names.) I'm loving the grime guard. I can tuck all that excess evenweave inside so it isn't flopping all over my lap and getting dirty as I stitch. And isn't that fabric cute? Love those bees.

Here is block one finished. I had been forewarned that the spider webs in the corners would be difficult to stitch, but I enjoyed them. I started by trying to put my stitches exactly where the pattern showed to put them, but soon decided to just "eyeball" it. As I stitched them, I felt like a spider weaving and anchoring her web.

Here are blocks one and two side by side. It's so colorful. I'm over the moon excited about how the project will look when it's finished.

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Mr. Wonderful has arranged for a weekend with our friends at their cabin in tiny Crouch, Idaho (population 170). When we arrive, the cabin is usually colder inside than it is outside, so our friend Rob builds a fire in the wood-burning fireplace and my hubby and I sit huddled together for a couple of hours until the temperature climbs to a human-friendly level. We're supposed to get snow on our way up, so think good thoughts for good roads! It's a little more than an hour's drive there, but it's a curvy, up-and-down stretch of highway. I'm glad Rob has four-wheel drive in his truck.

Be well, friends, and I wish you lots of stitching time!


  1. Thank you, Meg, I am excited to have won "Snow". Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the fireplace!

  2. Thank you Meg. I am so excited. That little doggie captured my heart. I hope you have a wonderful relaxing weekend.

  3. Congrats to the winners.
    Enjoy your weekend , sounds lovely .

  4. Congratulations to the winners of the giveaways! Your Halloween stitch is looking good. Enjoy your weekend away!

  5. Congrats to the lucky winners!! Meg...I admire you gals who stitch Hawk Run...I love them but the 40 count is just too small for me these days. Yours looks wonderful. I am working on a Brenda Gervais chart...Easter Parade. The one with a bunny riding a chick. I just cannot put it down. I am stitching it on 32 count and I love using just one thread.

  6. Congrats to the winners! :) Oh your stitching is so perfect...I always love seeing what you stitch. OMGosh, you are a Trek fan, too? How about Dr. Who? The cabin sounds delightful. Wishing you safe and snow free travels sweet friend. ((hugs)) :)

  7. Enjoy your special weekend. x

  8. Congratulations to the ladies! Oh, safe travels! I hope you have a wonderful time there!!

  9. HRH looks great. That's a future stitch for me for sure. Enjoy your time at the cabin

  10. Halloween at HRH is looking fabulous! I agree about the individual blocks - they each feel like a finish and a new start. It makes me feel like I accomplished something!

  11. Congratulation to the giveaway winner.
    Your stitching looks great.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, Manuela

  12. Congratulations to Kate and Sandy!

    Love the way your Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow is progressing. What a fun piece that must be. I am the same way with spider webs... always start off trying to make them exact, but then say--whatever!! The look great in any case :)

    Your weekend away sounds perfect--I do hope the snow doesn't cause any issues. A little cabin sounds wonderful--especially if you can fit in some stitching by that cozy fire! Enjoy!! ♥

  13. Conrats to Kate and Sandy!!! The HRH piece is looking fabulous; I started the HOHRH years ago...maybe 15..and got a few squares done and then it got put aside. I need to motivate myself to get back to it, but there is SOOOOOO much to choose from these days!!! I hope you have a wonderful trip..sitting cozy by a wood burning fireplace is the BEST!!!

  14. Krásne darčeky - výšivky, páčia sa mi!
    Gratulujem a prajem pekný večer zo Slovenska.

    Very beautiful!!!

  15. Lucky ladies, those are cute patterns.
    Your Halloween at HRH is looking good and your accessories are great!
    Your weekend away sounds wonderful, enjoy.

  16. Congratulations to the lucky winners Kate and Sandy. You are coming along beautifully on Hawk Run and that is alot of stitching.

    Oh what a perfect get away you have planned with your sweet husband. Enjoy to the fullest sweet girl. RJ

  17. Congratulations to the ladies who won your giveaway! I know they will enjoy their new treasures!

    Your Hawk Run stitching is looking wonderful! I have always loved this series so one day I may just jump on in and stitch! I so enjoy watching your progress for now though! My Quaker Christmas ll is keeping me quite busy at the moment...grins!

    I hope you had a great weekend and that fireplace worked well! Hugs my friend ❤️❤️

  18. Congrats to the winners!!! Your making wonderful progress on your HRH!! Such fun blocks and it's nice to get a sense of satisfaction as you complete each one. That's how I felt with the Quaker stitch RJ and I completed. Each motif finished was very satisfying. Your HRH is such a fun stitch too!

    Hope you had a great weekend. It sounds like a lot of fun, especially the cuddling part!! Mary

  19. Congrats to the winners... And your work is beautiful.

  20. I hope y’all have a great getaway. I’m satin stitching some grass right now, and like you doing my own thing. Good gracious, I’m trying to follow the pattern, but on 36 count over one it’s a challenge. It’s grass. We’ll just say the wind blew. 😂. Judy


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