15 April 2014

Sunflowers and a Winner!

I have been in a sunflower mood lately.  I so desperately want summer to come. My aunt's birthday was this past Sunday.  I  know she loves sunflowers too.  I stitched her Country Cottage Sunflower Sampler.  I had framed it but I forgot to take the picture with the frame.  I will take a picture on Easter Sunday, when I visit with her.  This pattern is for sell on page 3 of  Stash for Sale tab.

Sunflower Sampler 
by Country Cottage Needleworks
18 count opalescent aida, color unknown
recommended threads

I am selling my stash, mainly because I have a feeling I won't be stitching these patterns and I will be moving in a year or two.  As I was going through some ( just some), I came across of another Sunflower pattern but from LHN. See, I have a theme for this post. I kitted up Little Miss Sunflower and started on her.   This is the picture from last week: 

This is the picture today, when I finished the house.  

Still got quite a bit to go but I have a chance to stitch a lot this week.  Maybe it will be almost done by next week.   On Sunday, I had a Pampered Chef party by Skype.   It was the first time my consultant did the Skype party and I found out later, it was her first live show.  All her parties have been online.  She did a great job!  We had a lot of fun and I made a birthday cake for my aunt.  Next time I will take pictures.  I am still taking orders for my party.  

Here is a picture of me, 3 months after my surgery.  For some reason I thought 4 months had gone by but it is just 3. This was taken on April 9th,.  I have lost 49 pounds which is a lot.  I have been walking a lot more and I even went into a fitting room in Walmart to try on a top.  I haven't  been able to do that in years!!! I had my jeans on yesterday.  I took the belt off, and the jeans fell right to my ankles.  I need a new pair! 

I am sorry I had forgot I was doing a giveaway.  I had  appointments and a party to plan.  Time just got away from me.  I put in 16 entries in the and number 5 popped up..  The winner is 

Vickie of Reading and Stitching!

Congratulations Vickie!  I will be getting a hold of you shortly and the patterns will be on your way!

Next week I will be back with new stash pictures.  My birthday is on Monday and my birthday gifts are piling up nicely.  Have a wonderful week!  Hugs, Vicky


Kay said...

Love your sunflowers! We sure need a dose of summer things here in Wisconsin! Congrats on your fantastic weight loss - you look amazing. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I love sunflowers too. Your aunt is going to love that piece.
Congrats on the weight loss. You are looking good.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Marilyn said...

Great Sunflower pieces.
Happy B-Day early!!
P.S. You look great! :)

Brigitte said...

Sunflowers are always fun to stitch. Great little finish that you have here. And the Sunflower Girl is another grat design by LHN. Nice progress.

Congratulations on your weight loss. That's fantastic!!!

Cindy's Stitching said...

I have done this sunflower and it is currently in my easter bastet. I love sunflowers to. You are doing awesome on you weight, high five and do a happy dance. You should be so proud of yourself. Happy Easter.

Berly said...

That is AWESOME!! I am so proud of you. I know exactly how hard your accomplishment was to achieve. And thanks for the vote of confidence! I had a ball doing the party. Tell Aunt Betty that next time she has to have tips, not just questions! :)

Linda said...

Adorable sunflowers Vicky. Congrats on the weight loss.


blue star stitcher said...

I love sunflowers too, very pretty present for your Aunt. Congratulations on the weight loss, almost 50 pounds is an amazing accomplishment.

Donna Pheneger said...

Love your sunflowers! One of my faves. And YOU are looking Mah-velous, dah-ling!

MaryT said...

Vicky love the sunflowers, great stitching! So proud of you with your weight loss.

Mary Louise in IN

Lyn said...

Your stitching is looking great. I am glad the surgery worked ang you have lost some weight. As a person who use to be severely overweight I can tell you that you will feel much better! I missed what kind of product you were selling at your party, but I am glad it went well! Happy Birthday!

Pam in IL said...

I love sunflowers! Great stitching and congrats to Vickie for winning your giveaway. Congrats on your weight loss.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I LOVE sunflowers too! So happy!

Wow almost 50 lbs that's awesome weight loss is SOOO hard! I've re-started a second blog to talk about my struggle and how hard it is!

Terri said...

Congrats on your weight loss! You look great!

We love sunflowers too. Your stitching is beautiful!

Jennifer M said...

Congrats to you for the finishes and your weight loss-way to go!

Meari said...

Vicky! Congrats on losing all that weight. You look great and I'm happy for you.

Congrats on your finish. It's such a cute design. Nice progress on your WIP.