Sunday, April 5, 2009

The April Giveaway

I have finished the Sue Hillis' YoHoHoHo ... see the photo below ... and would like to give away the gently used chart. As charted, this piece has the words "Yo Ho Ho Ho" stitched above the Santa but I left them out since I am going to finish this piece as one of a series of pillows and the others in the series do not have words stitched into the design. If you wish to enter this drawing, please post a comment below stating why you enjoy stitching pirates or Santas or Sue Hillis designs. Please note that this giveaway is for the chart only as I will use the charm when I finish this as a pillow. But, as you can see from the photo, the design is complete without the charm. I will chose the winner based on which answer appeals to me most. The winner will be chosen on April 15 ... here in the US we need a little joy on Income Tax Day ... but the giveaway is open to international stitchers as well.

I enjoyed stitching this clever little piece ... but then I find that Sue Hillis' designs are always clever ... I've never met the lady but I am willing to bet she has a delightful, if somewhat sly, sense of humor. If you haven't stitched any of her designs, I suggest you check out her website.

I have also started two Christmas ornaments

-- the first is Sue Hillis' companion to the above design, a free chart available from her blog . You can see the photo and get the color code list by going to the blog itself and scrolling down to the December posts. Again, this is a fun and relatively quick stitch.

-- I have kitted another ornament for the Stitching for a Cure Tree: the Breast Cancer Ribbon Angel using DMC 221, 223, 224 and some pink Kreinik blending filament stitched on sage 32 ct. linen. With a kid sister and a 1st cousin who have survived breast cancer, this particular charity is dear to my heart.
And, by the way, I found my Cookie Baking Santa chart and will be working that into the rotation next week.


mrsxmw said...

Well, I have to say Sue Hillis has the most appealing Pirates charts I have seen as yet.Her unique style is recognizable instantly.
It would be my abosolute pleasure to sttich this Jolly Roger Santa.
I would also pass it on to someone else.
Thanks for the chance
Debbie N.S.(mrsxmwatgmaildotcom)

Mistylynn said...

Love this chart. Would definitely pass it on after I was done with it.
Thank you for the chance.

sallie789 said...

I love Sue Hillis charts because they stitch up quickly (except of course "When I Am Old" which I may never finish...) and they fit in standard frames which is a huge savings. I want to do this one because by dear hubby saw it and said "you just HAVE to do it." That made me smile.

qsnap lover said...

I have not stitched any of sue hills pirates but I would love to please enter me in your contest thanks Donna

LindaTN said...

I love Pirates and Sue Hillis designs. Right now I am working on a Pirate applique quilt for my 5 year old grandson. My husband and I stayed at the Treasure Island at the Mirage in Las Vegas for our 25th wedding anniversary. Treasure Island hotel put on a wonderful battle show between two ships. Sue Hillis has so many gorgeous designs including the Pirates, Santas, and Rainbow Bridge for animals. Thank you so much for the chance and would love to stitch this for my husband and I promise to PIF when I am finished with it.


mainely stitching said...

I'm sitting this giveaway out, having just won your last one, but I wanted to say that you did a wonderful job stitching this delightful design!

Brenda said...

Cuter than a button! I would love the chance to stitch it and would gladly PIF itin your name.

Brenda FL biburwell at netzero dot com