Monday, July 6, 2009

Christmas in July Giveaway

In honor of Independence Day, I'll be doing a special giveaway this month. It's July and time to start stitching for Christmas soooooo... I'll be giving away the five gently used Homespun Elegance Christmas charts pictured below. Since I have stitched all of these myself, the giveaway is "chart only" and any charms called for in the designs will have to be purchased by the winner or left out of the design entirely [which would look just fine, in my opinion]. The two stocking charts were meant to be stitched on pre-finished stockings available from Homespun Elegance but I stitched my own version of the Christmas Night Stocking ... I have used the pre-finished stocking for Merry Olde Christmas and, as a semstress trained by a highly skilled amateur [my mother] and by a professional seamstress [my grand-mother], I was not impressed by the either the quality of the sewing or of the fabrics. In addition, I find stitching on pre-finished items a very awkward affair productive of badly cramped fingers.

From the Bits and Pieces series
Oh, Snowy Night and Christmas Night Stocking

From the Christmas Ornament series:
1999 Santa
2001 Santa
And this stocking chart, called Merry Olde Christmas


All five items will go to one lucky winner. The giveaway is open to stitchers from both the US and international communities. All that is required is that you post a comment saying why you'd like to stitch these small treasures. I would ask that the winner commit to PIF [passing them on, free of charge] to another stitcher rather than offer them for sale in an album ... though, of course, it'd be unenforceable and strictly on the honor system. I will choose a winner on July 10. Good luck to all who enter.

12 comments:

Dani - tkdchick said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. They would be perfect for me because I have stitched two ornaments a month for years now. I'm always looking for new and neat ornaments to stitch!

I'd be happy to pass them along as well once they're stitched.

Donna's Stitching said...

Plezase enter me I would love to stitch these some for my home health aid and a nursing home that is nearby me thanks Donna

luvmyqsnaps@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

Wow! Great giveaway. I have taken a liking to Homespun Elegance designs, they are the perfect size for gift giving. I would certainly pass these on when finished. Thanks for the chance.

Julianne said...

I would like to enter the giveaway. I'd love to stitch some of these designs for the ornament exchanges that I participate in.

Your recent finishing is really lovely. I especially like your needlebook.

Thanks so much for the chance to win these lovely charts.

deniser said...

Please enter my name into the giveaway! I prefer to stitch small designs for Christmas gifts and my tree and one of these Christmas ornaments would be a great addition to any tree this year! I would like endeavor new techinques and stitch the small Christmas stocking - long ornaments are great at covering up open spaces in the tree! Will offer a PIF so others can have a chance to stitch something new this year as well.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Riona, the stitched maple leaf on my blog is from Lynn Nicoletti and its called MacDonald Maple Leaf.

dina said...

Wow, gorgeous patterns! I'd love to do these for my friends and family. Will happily do a giveaway when finished. Thanks for the chance. Dina...Canada.
ddunlop @ telus.net

Sherry said...

I would love to enter your giveaway. I love stitching Christmas things.....
I would be happy to pass along.

Thank you for your generous offer.

Sherry
imjohnsangel@yahoo.com

kimstitch3 said...

wow what a nice giveaway. I promise to stitch them and forward them in a pif when I'm done with them. I especially love the one that looks like Noahs ark in the pic. I have a friend that would love me to stitch it for her. Thanks for the drawing,Kimberly
kimstitch3 on 123 board.

pam1228 said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I LOVE Homespun Elegance, especially their Christmas ornaments. I always make ornaments for my family each year, and with a granddaughter, I like to make it extra special. She LOVES Santa and I think one of these would be perfect for her. I will most definitely pass them to someone else once I am finished. What a treat these would be. Nothing better than Christmas in July!! Thanks again!
Pam

Draggy said...

I would love to enter your contest! I love Homespun Elegance!!!! I promise to stitch them and pass them on.

Chris K.
chris@roadie.net

Melody said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I am always on the lookout for good Christmas ornaments, since I stitch several for gifts at the holiday season.
thanks.