Monday, April 3, 2017

Still Strolling in April..and a Giveaway (93)

Today's stroll piece is from a class I took with the Loudoun Sampler Guild in 2010. If I remember correctly, it was taught by one of the members. It is a Maryland Pin Cube (at the time you could choose Maryland or Virginia); if I knew then what I know now, I'd have picked Virginia! I chose Maryland because I was born there. Here are the six sides of the cube:

Edited 4/9/17    I found the charts for this piece and the scissor fob that I had stitched and never finished today. I quickly put the fob together and recalled I had done an optional fob at the time. I also want to give credit where credit is due. A LSG member, Nancy D. Williams, is the person responsible for the design and teaching the class. She designed the cube and matching scissor fob using motifs from Maryland schoolgirl samplers. She designed the other scissor fob in honor of Maryland's 375th anniversary.



Back on to some business.....I had mentioned having a drawing for my 100th Stitch Stroll Post. That will be next Monday, April 10th! I am offering up a Merry Cox kit, Flower Pin Cushion & Needle Book. So, here are the guidelines to enter.

 1. For every comment left between now and Sunday at 11:59PM, you will get an entry. No Anonymous entries as I won't be able to contact you.
2. If you are an "official" follower (see lower left hand of page) of my blog, you will get an extra entry for each comment ( I know everyone who reads is not on the follower list).
3.  I will draw the winning name Monday, April 10th and post the winner on my blog that day, so check back to see if you win the prize. Please be sure I have a way to get in touch with you if you win. If I don't get a response from the winner by the evening of Wednesday the 12th, I will draw another name.
4. Sadly, I can only offer this to stitchers in the US due to the high cost of overseas shipping for a package. 

Here are photos of the design and the kit contents:

Good luck and thanks, as always, for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!


  1. I love the soft colors on your pin cube--and your finishing is beautiful!

  2. Love your finishes....your blog is inspiring

  3. I would love to stitch and make up one of Merry`s kits. I so enjoyed stitching her projects from the magazines she had her designs in. Maybe one day I will get to be part of one of her classes. So enjoy reading your blog and seeing your work. Happy Stitching.

  4. Stasi, you are an amazing stitcher and finisher. I have enjoyed following your stitching stroll!

  5. It would be wonderful to stitch this, but sadly I am in the UK. Good luck to those of you in the US. Irene x

    1. Thanks Irene for posting; it's a shame postal rates are so high.

  6. The pinkeep is a very nifty thing - cool that there's a place to slip your scissors in as well (is there anything inside the cube that works like a scissors sheath?).

    I'd see Loudoun guild members stitching away at the show at Oatlands and always wished it wasn't so far away from me (used to live about a quarter mile west of the Beltway till we moved to a calmer, quieter part of the country) - how fun to hear you (used to?) belong!