Wednesday, April 6, 2011

One for me, One for you and a WooHoo!

One for Me
I spotted this framed cross stitch sampler at a local Goodwill awhile back.  I really liked the houses and alphabet.  The stacked up animals just weren't all that appealing to me so here's what I did...
I took the piece out of the frame, cut it apart, coffee stained it and nailed it to the front of this cutting board.  The cutting board was another GW find.  I painted it maroon, sanded it and applied a coat of Briwax prior to nailing the stitchery on the front.

Haven't found the perfect spot for it yet, it's been hanging here and there around the house until I find a place that it can call home.

One for You
After I finished up my sampler - cutting board piece I decided to make one for you!  I took another sampler that I found at GW and created this redo that I'm going to give away.

To have a chance at winning this 
1. leave a comment on this post
2.  You need to live in the US
3. be a follower of my blog
4. leave some way for me to contact you - either have a blog or leave me your email address.  I will draw out a name next Thursday night, April 14th. 


I found this large Pfaltzgraff Folk Art bowl in an antique shop last week. It does have a small chip under the lip on the left, but I can live with it for the $20.00 I paid for it.  A great addition to my Folk Art collection.

Have a great week.  ~Ann


  1. Oh I love your bowl and your sweet finds at the goodwill. It is amazing what people will get rid of huh?
    I am a follower of your blog. Please enter me in your awesome giveaway.
    Here is my blog address.
    Thanks for hosting this.

  2. Hi Ann, My mouth dropped when I saw that great giveaway. One for you and one for a lucky winner.
    Please could you enter me in your giveaway!

    I love the finds you bought at GW . The bowl is beautiful great find. I will tell ya you NEVER know what you will find at GW!!!!

    Prim and Spring Blessings,

  3. Ann, I would love to be entered in your great giveaway. It's a pity that someone gave all that hardwork away but lucky for us. I love you idea of attaching them to the cutting boards.

    My blog is and I've been a follower for quite awhile now. Love your ideas!

  4. Wow~

    You found those samplers at your local GW?? I'm never that lucky. What wonderful redos!!
    I would love to be entered for a chance to win!!

    Have a wonderful day~Becky

  5. Hi Ann,
    I love it!
    Of course, I'm a follower and I would love to be entered into your giveaway.

  6. Hi Ann, I love your redo! I am already a follower and I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

  7. What a great idea doing that with that sampler! I wish I could find those at our Goodwill...lucky you. Please please enter me in your giveaway, I'm loving it!

  8. Hi Ann
    Love what you've done with both samplers! I would also love to have a chance at winning your 2nd sampler!
    I am a follower.
    I need to find a GW in my area!

    kklprimitives (at) verizon (dot) net

  9. Oh please do enter me! This is a lovely giveaway. How lucky to find these. I am never lucky to find things like this ever! Maybe I can win one :)

    Thank you ever so much!


    homespunhandcrafts at yahoo dot com

  10. You have found some great new treasures, I only wish I were more successful on my you suppose once folks decide to move to Fl. they get rid of everything good before they move???
    Big Pink Flamingo's are NOT my thing......LOL
    Lovely samplers and I really like how you mounted them on the boards, great looking.

  11. Hi Ann, What a great idea you had with the samplers. Your GW finds seem to be alot better then mine. Today is my birthday, so I think this has to be a good omen taking a chance on this awesome giveaway......doesn't it? LOL I will be keeping everything crossed that I can till you pick the winner. Now....Lets hope I don't break anything, run into anything or fall over anything in the mean time...LOL.....Thanks for sharing

  12. I follow you. Your GW must me much better than ours to find those treasures. Please enter me in your give away.

  13. What an adorable giveaway!!!! Love it! Please enter me!

    And I love that bowl you got!!! I have so much Folk Artit's commingout my ears!LOL! But Ihaven't seen that piece!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  14. Please enter me in your giveaway! That's a great way to display a sampler!

  15. Love the cross stitch and your creativity of changing it to better suit you!

  16. What a wonderful giveaway! I Love it!
    Please enter me.
    I am a follower.

  17. OOOooooo! I adore samplers! I would love to be entered into your giveaway! I am a follower. :)


  18. very clever... I wouldn't have thought to cut the stitchery in half but it looks like that was the original product. I will now be on the lookout for some at my local gw... so just incase I don't find any, please enter me in your wonderful giveaway.

  19. I love the re-do of the sampler! It's always fun to see what a little stain will do to age a piece.Please enter me into the giveaway!

  20. What a wonderful idea, you are so creative! Please enter me in your giveaway.

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  21. What lucky finds, what a great giveaway. Please enter me in the giveaway

  22. 1. Well Ann, you're thinking on your toes gal. What a neat idea to redo a sampler like that. I love it and I love the one you're giving away, and would love to have it! Pleeeeze:)

    2. I do live in the US

    3. I am a follower of your blog

    4. moonbatty {at!}

    Thank you hunny bunny!

  23. Afternoon Ann,
    What a wonderful idea you had that's being creative and useful. It turned out just beautiful and may I say I love your 2nd one for a Give Away.
    I'd be honored to be included in this great give away.


  24. Great ideas! I have seen old cross stitched pieces like that but could never think of anything to do with them. What did you do with the stacked animals that you cut off? I liked them and will take them if you don't want them. You can send them to me with cutting board when I win it! lol Please enter me in your contest! You can reach me at

  25. What a great idea! Hey I'm still on the hunt for your dishes - used to see them all the time - but of course now that I know someone that is looking for them....well - i'm determined!

  26. Ann, what a great idea to cut off the part you don't want. I don't know if I could do that. LOL. Then to find another sampler at Goodwill you are totally lucky.


  27. I am amazed you found samplers at the TS! Wow, great finds indeed. I like the stacking animals, what will you do with the piece you cut off?

    Anyway, I would love a chance in your giveaway! :)I follow and live in Colorado.

    Blessings from Jessica


Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so happy to "meet" you through blog land. ~Ann