I’vestartedstitchingand can’t

seem to STOP!

I am obsessed! No fabric in my house with a blank space on it is safe from my little needle. I don’t know what it is? I’ve been smocking, but THIS is so freeing. So much more room for creativity and crazy colors. So much less OCD, since I don’t have those crisply even smocking pleats looking up at me, warning that each stitch better be perfect. I love this new embroidery whim so much, that I want to make one for one of you! A pajama shirt, or napkin set, or outfit for your wee-un. I guess it will depend on who you are 🙂
Here’s what I want you to do. Comment on this post (cut off time will be Monday night–since I feel the need to give people some time to check the blog, considering you never know how long it will be between these postings). Just say hi–come out of the old stalking closet. Be sure to leave an email address so that I can get in touch with you. On Tuesday morning, I’ll draw a winner and start my fingers working on some unsuspecting piece of fabric, just for you!

65 Responses to “Giveaway!!!”

  1. Sarah says:

    OOH, I think I should get bonus points for being the first to comment. I am a true stalker 🙂

    Sarah Dudley: ssdudley@gmail.com

    Thanks, Abby!!! All of your embroidery looks fantastic!

  2. Darby says:

    Sign me up! Abby, those are beautiful… did you just make them up? And what kind of stitches are you using??? I Love them!!!!

  3. Sarah says:

    Abby, sorry to leave two comments- could you email me your email address- I wanted to tell you something and not have to type it all out in the comment section. If you’re uncomfortable with that, then don’t worry about it!! ssdudley@gmail.com 🙂

  4. Lauren says:

    Ooh ooh I want something for Sipsey! How precious those bloomers are! You know how to find me. And if I don’t win, you should take orders to make MONEYYYYYYYYY!

  5. Jennifer says:

    I am a blog stalker of yours. 🙂 I’m actually friends with Mallory and she used to talk about you and Jeremiah all the time when we lived in Bham. Now I feel like I know you guys too! I have 2 boys (about the same age as your little ones) and a little girl due in July. I’d love to get something stiched…or just find out how to do it, so I can do it myself. 🙂

  6. Jason and Laura Brantley says:

    I am so in! Abby, all those outfits and bloomers are precious! You could totally sell them!!! laura.brantley@gmail.com

  7. Kraesc says:

    All of these pieces are beautiful! I have tried this, but it’s not my forte’… Hehe.
    I’ve been a lurker/stalker for a while and I really enjoy reading your blog.
    KRAESC at yahoo.com

  8. Becky says:

    count me in! those are fantastic!! totally makes me think of the vintage pillow cases i just got this weekend! i completely appreciate needle work!! i’ve commented a few times, but i knew jeremiah from high school (my maiden name was king). email is btuckerrn@att.net

  9. melissa richie says:

    abby. those are so great. i am really impressed. i mean, my cupcake has nothing on your bouquets!! i love the little flowers.

    i’m proud of you, friend.

    ps. slow and steady wins the race. both your little girl and rebekah’s little girl were proudly wearing their homemade easter dresses on sunday.

    mine was not. 🙂


  10. Melody Uptain says:

    Abby, sign me up too. I completely agree with Lauren. I would be willing to pay you. They all look great!!!
    My email: meluptain@graceba.net

  11. Sarah says:

    I wanna learn! something relaxing to do when munchkin goes down! sarahthomas08@gmail.com

  12. andi says:

    LOVE THEM!!!!!
    The post was cracking me up!!!!!
    They totally remind me of pillowcases, handkerchiefs, and sweet linens that Granny Hannie had!
    You have a gift my dear with the fun of the needle.
    Man, how do ya’ll do all this sewing?!!!!????

  13. Megan says:

    That is all super cute 🙂 I love my sewing machine but am a bit too ADD to sit and stitch out something cute by hand. I need to get down and do it! Did you use patterns?

    girlmeetscam@gmail.com 🙂

  14. Gail says:

    Abby, My daughter will be moving for the 3rd time in two yrs. to Hawaii. Her husband is a LT.COL in the USA Army. He will take his first command and head back to Iraq the following June. Here’s the deal…She is a good OLE’ Southern Gal married to a Army Officer and been “doing her time” living in Yankeeville” She is a good support doing so, I might add! LOL…She has two darling LIL’ boys ages 4 and 6 the eldest has Autism. She works hard, hard, hard in all areas of her life. I would ADORE if you would select her and make a set of napkins or a hand towel. She will be moving into Post Housing soon, and she will be giving a lot of coffee and teas. I hope she remembers her Southern Ways. LOL… Thanks, Grimmydog@Aol.com

  15. Gail says:

    P.S… I am with Lauren…I will pay you to do this work!!!!Thanks.G

  16. Brandi Bartee says:

    Everything is so cute and precious. You definitely are talented and I would love to win a fun prize. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Brittny says:

    love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it

    will take anything you want to make. bah51504@gmail.com

  18. Ivy says:

    Count me in!! I would LOVE to get a little surprise form you!

  19. Laurie Ann says:

    Hi! Ok I already came clean to you in person, so here I am admitting that I stalk you 🙂 You’ve got to teach me how to do this, and I’d love to get the girls together sometime 🙂
    -Laurie Ann

  20. Jenny says:

    So, if I win you have until November to come up with something perfect for new Baby Sollie :). Just kidding….but truly, so cute!

  21. Heather H says:

    love it!! can you give a tutorial?? i mean – those are awesome!!!!

    Heather: heatherau97@comcast.net

  22. Matt, Carrie and Lucy Allen says:

    i am a stalker, i think we have friends of friends of friends and i have come across your blog…anyway, these items are precious, you are doing a great job!!! i am expecting little girl #2 and those diaper covers are too sweet!!
    carebo at hotmail dot com

  23. Lindsey says:

    nothing like a good giveaway to make people come out of the woodworks! i am impressed with your needle skills. looks like i’m only going to have one precious girl so i’d love for her to have something this dainty. lindseysalter at yahoo dot com.
    **the previous commenter is my good friend from college.

  24. Ashley says:

    I SO need to learn how to do this, so when I have some babies they will be “stylin”! I LOVE them all!!


  25. Natalie McGough says:

    Abby, I love your stitching idea!! How did you learn? Do you use a pattern? I’d love to learn how to do that. nlmc4@hotmail.com

  26. Kendra White says:

    Abby, I am “coming out” you words have inspired, however now I want to know where you find time to get to stitch???? They are all lovely little pretties:)


  27. The Howell's says:

    I love it too!! I want to know how to do that! I have my first baby-a little girl- due in July!!! jhowell81107@gmail.com

  28. Rhett, Megan, Claire and Ford says:

    Just another reminder of how my attempts at being crafty fall so very short. Oh well. Maybe I’ll get lucky and win something cute of our “new” baby!


  29. Lydia says:

    Abby, those are adorable! You are very talented!!

  30. Jennifer says:

    I found your blog from your sister’s (Taylor) facebook. She had put it on there because you had written a beautiful blog on her engagement. I know Taylor from Northside Methodist Academy. Anyway, ever since I read that first blog I keep up with it all the time. You have a beautiful family, and are a wonderful writer. Thanks! My email is: jenniferhester1985@yahoo.com

  31. the heller family says:

    Your work is beautiful! I am inspired to give it a try. my email micahanddanielle@gmail.com

  32. Kellie says:

    I guess you’ll REALLY see who all is stalking you now!!!! Those are awesome – if blogging does ONE thing for me, it is going to make me artistic and crafty after all – well, maybe not, but I can live it all through you all!!!! And since I can’t seem to do any of that on my own, I think you should pick me!!! :~)

  33. Hicks Family says:

    Abby I am very impressed, although not surprised to see your creativity. you’re so talented. I love reading your blog and appreciate you being honest and real with what you share! Shannon (Korey) Hicks…koreysc@gmail.com

  34. Lauren says:

    i am with everyone else, begging for a tutorial!!!

    love them all!


  35. meredith says:

    I am ultra jealous of your mad skills! I can embroider a little bit you are awesome! Count me in on the giveaway! I have no little ones yet but whatever you decide is fine with me! Give my love to Jeremiah and the girls!


  36. bowmanfamily says:

    my husband even occasionally asks how my “blog stalker friend” is doing! I’ve been following your blog for a while now (we’re friends with one of your mom’s cousins) and just love your honesty. Anyway, I’m a sewer and smocker too and would love to learn how to do this if your want to teach us in your next blog!

    Mandy Bowman: robandmandy@bellsouth.net

  37. .jennifer. says:

    Abby these are so beautiful! Of course I hope that I am chosen but I would even buy a couple from you for my little girls!!! Have you thought of starting an Etsy shop?

    So pretty!



  38. DianeH says:

    Your embroidery is lovely! I’ve recently started a redwork quilt and I’m mad about it, I can’t wait to get at the embroidery each day.
    I’m not a stalker I just found your blog today so we just “met”
    Thanks for throwing my name in, look forward to following your blog.

  39. The Williams Family says:

    Oooh! We would love something fun and new. But you have twins to do for me! (Emma and Maddie)

  40. The Hill Hang-Out says:

    LOVE the diaper covers!! I definitely need a pair for my little one. Hope I win!

  41. Eleanor Oser says:

    These are beautiful!!! So delicate!! I would love some linen napkins:)

  42. fmurphy says:

    Abby, I enjoy reading your blog so much. Dr. Maddox and I were talking yesterday and I told him that I don’t think you know just how much God is using you through this. My daughter, who is at Auburn, has recently started a blog
    and I can see God using her the same way. I think it is so special to let people see and share your life, both the ups and downs. Dothan and FBC are really proud of you as wel as the other Clark girls. All of you are pretty awesome. As they say, Ken and Becky “done good.”

  43. emily says:

    Hey, I love your work! Is that shadow work? I want you to tell us how you are making those fun little things. Sign me up!

  44. Brandy and Jonathan Crumly says:

    Hi, Abby. I’m a blogstalker coming out for the giveaway! I found your blog awhile back — I think I Google Reader had you suggested to read or something like that. But I’ve been reading ever since! brandy chap at hot mail dot com . (no spaces)

  45. aedozier says:

    WOW! What a great idea! Incredibly precious. Sign me up:
    Have a great weekend! -Allyson

  46. ~mott says:

    I’m coming out! I keep up with your blog and would love some napkins! I remember as a child sitting at my mother’s side and embroidering on pillowcases. She has Alzheimer’s now but still knows who I am. That is one thing I am thankful for. And I am thankful for you. You make me smile! Thanks for that!


  47. Emily says:

    Whoa, I guess I’m a little late, but count me in too, pretty please!


  48. Butterfly 211 says:

    Oh you are so talented. I would love to be entered into your contest.

    Dru Watkins dru@arilion.com

  49. Eric and Jordan Elkins says:

    Those are adorable Abby!! I want to be in the contest! jordanelkins1@gmail.com

  50. Whitlamy says:

    Don’t think I’m weird for being a blog stalker. I’m Laura Whitlark’s sister-in-law. She can vouch for me :). Ohhh, I want to know how you do it. Possibly a tutorial in your spare time..ha!


  51. Ashleigh Thompson says:

    Baby girl on the way really wants a sweet gown with your stitches on it 🙂 I thougtht I wanted a tutorial, but honestly I do NOT really need to acquire any new hobbies in the next 12 months! 🙂

  52. Marisa Jo says:

    Hey Abby! I haven’t looked at your blog in a while and I’m so glad I did today! I love your embroidery, you inspire me endlessly! Ok so if I win this little raffle I’d like to request an embroidered leotard 🙂 or a white tee would be fine too 🙂 I hope all is well and happy stitching!!

  53. odomfamilyfun says:

    How wonderful! I am a stalker and I think I have commented once before since I do stalk you 🙂
    I love these stitches you are doing….how creative!

  54. Courtney says:

    Abby, I must confess, I've never met you but I LOVE your blog! My roommates and I read it constantly. I'm friends with Taylor & John David from college and my boyfriend actually lives with Caroline's boyfriend, Riley. My goal for the summer is to attempt to learn to sew, so this stitching is definitely getting me in the mood. What a great idea..Count me in! kcourtneygreen@gmail.com

  55. Kristen says:

    Ok. I HAVE to comment now! I have been reading your blog for quite a while (as in over a year). Your family is just precious! We have 2 little girls as well so I especially enjoy your blog! We are in your dad’s Sunday School class and just love him! What a joy! We were new to the class when your sister got married and he called us at home the week of the wedding to let us know we were personally invited. That’s about the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard! We were going to the mountains with my parents that weekend so, unfortunately, we weren’t able to be there. But that meant so much to me and my husband. Anyway…love your blog and count me in for the giveaway!


  56. Kelly says:

    I’d love something made by you for one of the kids! Hope ya’ll are doing well.

  57. Farris says:

    Love it! Pace and Dapples are getting so big!

  58. The McRee's says:

    What a precious idea and I’m so glad you added the tutorial. I cross-stitch so I think I could handle this! Love it – especially the “sister” shirt. I have 2 little girls too.

  59. The Lemmond Family says:

    Abby, I love all this!

    Anna Lemmond: alingo3@aol.com

  60. Fittsy says:

    They are all so lovely. And the fact that you accomplish this in predawn hours, oh my! Hopefully this will motivate me to make matching pieces for Libby and me for the summer!

    Great work!


  61. Ryan and Christen says:

    Okay, I’m another stalker. I’ve been reading your blog awhile and I really enjoy it. My husband and I went to Auburn and used to live in Dothan and your dad was our vet. We actually met once in the nursing room at Ridgecrest. Turns out that my younger sister also knows Taylor from Auburn…small world. I know you get a lot of emails but if you wouldn’t mind emailing me, I would love to share an encouraging story about your mom and how she ministered to my family. Anyway, your stitching is so cute and I would love to be entered to win.

  62. Aubrie M. Hanchett says:

    You are so an artist! Don’t ever deny it again 🙂 [i.e. refer to the wonderful book you gave me for my b-day that I love and cherish.] So, can I sign up with just a “hope chest” to put these beautiful things in for now? It seems kind of selfish when there are so many beautiful little cherubs walking around ready to model your fashions immediately… But, since I never win anything, I’ll enter. I feel sure you don’t need my contact info… You know how to reach me, always 🙂

  63. Aubrie M. Hanchett says:

    Let me just add… if you teach me to sew (oh wise and creative one) and I’ll manage the lucrative business that people are begging for 🙂 Wow! I love the responses! Not that you needed to be validated, but you certainly where 100% On second thought, I probably am not capable of all the left brain thinking that is required for management… How about some art lessons for the girls? Who’s kidding who… I’d do either for you in a hot minute (esp. if it meant getting to see you more :))

  64. Carly Winborne says:

    oh my goodness, i feel like i’m getting in just in the knick of time!! i love love love those precious creations. i myself have just taken up smocking and boy, this looks wonderful, too. thanks for the ideas and i would love to win!

  65. Wofford says:

    Those are way too cute…I have been following your blog off and on and I have enjoyed it tremendously! I would love to win something so cute for my little 2 year old!

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