Friday, May 18, 2012

Kindness Sampler Progress ...

I didn't get much stitching time this week, but I did make a little progress on my Kindness Sampler:

I am hoping to have more time to work on it next week.
I am thinking about dyeing the fabric in the background, as I like the darker look shown on the design cover.

Do any of you purchase patterns on Ebay?
I have just had my first exposure to purchasing this way.
I bid on the pattern Americana by Carriage House Samplings hoping to stitch it for my mothers birthday which is July 4th.
I discovered one very important thing -
When a bid is about to close - DON'T FALL ASLEEP when you are the high bidder.
You will wake up & your pattern will be sold & your cell phone will be dead because you never plugged it into the charger & you won't be able to find it because it will be buried in your sheets & you can't call it because - well - It's dead - & who knows how many people you dialed rolling over it while sleeping before it lost it's charge..... 
I think you get the picture !!!
 I hope the person who beat me enjoys the pattern but I will be ready next time!
My Advice: Shop on Ebay with COFFEE !!!!!
Have a Wonderful weekend -

51 comments:

Margaret said...

Your WIP is gorgeous so far! Even if you had stayed awake, you might have lost that ebay bid. Use a service (free at first) like Auction sniper -- it's that sort of thing that allows one to steal a bid and win.

Barbara said...

I love the colors in your new start!! I wish I had the Carriage House pattern so I could lend it to you but that's one I don't have. Have you looked at BBD? They have several patriotic designs that you might like instead.
Blessings!

Vickie said...

Better luck next time on Ebay. I win some and lose some. I love the new pic of precious little "found" doggie.:)

BeckySC said...

Oh, it's looking so very pretty :)

thegreytail said...

hehehehehe!!
sorry you missed the chart, I hope you manage to find it somewhere else.. still, you made me laugh so much with your e-bay experience, I won't forget about coffee, I swear! :D
the sampler looks so good.. straight into my wish list! ;D
happy xxx,
chiara

Mouse said...

lovely progress and sorry I am sat here giggling at your misfortune ... I usually forget about it and miss out .. haven't fallen asleep but there is always a first time .... love mouse xxxx
ps has no one got a copy they can let you borrow ????

Denise said...

Love the color of your WIP. I have purchased off ebay but have not fell asleep while bidding. They will get you every time.
Happy Stitching
Denise

marly said...

Wow. Looking good! Yep. That's Ebay. I've been outbid in the last 15 seconds when there is no time to put in another. I've also seen charts sell for $60 even though they are still available for $12!

April said...

Love the WIP! I have fell asleep plenty bidding on Ebay.. lol

pj said...

The bay of evil...there is still one out there for buy it now - $8.10

http://stores.ebay.com/The-Needles-Treasures/Carriage-House-Samplings-/_i.html?_fsub=2736424016

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Barb said...

I love the colors on your new project!!Ebay can be a pain. My DH has a system so he does all the bidding!

Stitchesbyme said...

beautiful stitches, love the color

Maria Erbaggio said...

Patty beautiful progress...
another great stitching ;)
ciao Maria

Christine said...

I love the colours in your sampler.
Sorry you missed out on the ebay thing. I'm getting increasingly disillusioned with ebay lately, not just the being sniped in the last second thing which is frustrating, but the number of people who seem to be prepared to pay way more than (I think) items are worth

Annette-California said...

Your sampler is looking very pretty. Yes I have bought patterns from ebay and yes lose some - win some. I did enjoy a few giggles myself reading your story...Don't be hard on yourself. I don't have the pattern your looking for, but I did google it and there are some listings. Try that Patti. And better luck on ebay next time.

milly said...

Your project looks lovely so far.
I've never shopped on Ebay but it does sound rather exciting!
Hope you have a good weekend.

Chris said...

I love this sampler and it is looking great. I like the darker fabric too.
Ebay is like that, but keep looking that chart will show up again.
Have a great weekend!

Ziggyeor said...

aww sorry to hear about the ebay scene. Have you tried anywhere else for the pattern like craigs list? Somewhere where someone can't snipe you?

Good progress.

KaLu - Claudia said...

i have this one in my stash waiting to be stitched ...its beautiful!!

and i know all about ebay and their evil mobile app it never works when its supposed to and ive gotten outbid by mere cents on somethings i really wanted because it didnt notify me =( so now i know to stay awake too lol

Brigitte said...

That's a very beautiful pattern you are stitching here.
I know what you are talking about concerning Ebay, lol. I wish you better luck when bidding the next time.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

There's much fill coming, why don't you decide after you're finished with that part... I buy on eBay...but set my max bid and don't worry about staying awake or it would end up worse than your experience!

Myra said...

Looking good! I do buy some on ebay and you really have to watch those last second snipers.

Kathy Ellen said...

Your 'Kindness Sampler' is coming along beautifully! So sorry for you that you did not win the bid for the 'Americana' sampler. I never realized how challenging it must be to bid on something on Ebay! Wishing you better success next time!

Annette said...

What a beautifull pieces your stitching.
Have fun..
Enjoy the weather!!

Vaida said...

Love this pattern - and I like CHS colours :)
and yes, you have to brew some coffee when bidding on ebay.. I lost some yummy yarn once...

Carol said...

Such a gorgeous WIP, Patty! Sorry you missed out on the Americana pattern. You are more than welcome to borrow mine, if you'd like. I know I won't get to it this summer...

Patty C. said...

Great advice - hugs ;)

Patty C. said...

I have my eye on another pattern - I think it's called Penny America - It's one of my favorites ;)

Patty C. said...

Thank you ;)

Patty C. said...

Isn't Molly a little cutie - she is doing very well. She can't stand to be alone, but of course she never has to be - She is getting a great deal of attention around here ;)

Patty C. said...

Let me tell you - There is definitely a learning curve for bidding online - but it's pretty fun once you learn the ropes :)

Patty C. said...

Giggle away Mouse - i guarantee you i was enjoying it myself ;)

And by the way- i have received several offers for the pattern - bloggers are the best! !!!!!!!

Patty C. said...

Well - i don't think my budget would support too many $60.00 bids - but those $1.00 bids get me pretty excited - lol

Patty C. said...

I'm glad i'm not the only one ;)
Hugs

Patty C. said...

Thanks for the link ;)

Patty C. said...

Thank you Maria ;)

Patty C. said...

I am making great progress on my WIP.
It should be finished soon ;)

Patty C. said...

Smart - it's always nice to have someone in your corner! Good luck with your bidding ;)

Patty C. said...

Thank you!

Patty C. said...

I am not able to to bid too much - i try to stay in budget - i bought bird in the bower for $1.00 - i was sooooooo excited!

Patty C. said...

Thank you for the visit -I will look on google :)

Patty C. said...

Thank you Milly ;)

Patty C. said...

Hugs ;)

Patty C. said...

I am noticing you have to keep watching - those bids increase so quickly!
Enjoy your day ;)

Patty C. said...

Thank you Brigitte ;)

Patty C. said...

Good advice Charlene - i think i will finish stitching before i decide on the dye.

I will alsp try to use the max bid, maybe that will increase my chances ;)

Patty C. said...

Hi Myra-
Always a pleasure ;)
(I am noticing there are some cunning bidders out there as well - wish me luck!)

Patty C. said...

Thank you so much Kathy ;)

Patty C. said...

Hugs ;)

Patty C. said...

CHS does use some wonderful colors don't they ;)

Patty C. said...

Thank you so much -i will let you know if i need it (i think i have one on the way)
You're the best ;)
hugs

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