Friday, September 4, 2009

September's Giveaway: a Halloween theme

While doing a spot of stash grazing, I discovered that I have slightly more Halloween charts than Christmas charts to stitch. Not surprising really, since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I have determined to stitch one Halloween project a month until I catch up with my stash. I stitched Glory Bee's Flying Monkeys many years ago, her Which Witch in July and her Halloween Trio in the past few days as well as Fanci That's Mr. Jack O Lantern in August. I will be offerring these gently used charts as my September giveaway, in time to stitch up for Halloween. The giveaway, as usual, is open to all stitchers: from the US, Canada and the international community ... though I know few countries make as big a fuss over Halloween as the US. Since today is my birthday, I shall celebrate by adding a bonus, a mystery grab bag of miscellaneous charts: hint - my tastes are very eclectic and so is this grab bag.
To enter, just leave a comment at the end of this post telling why you enjoy stitching Halloween themed charts ... to double your chances of winning, mention/link this giveaway on your own blog. The winner will be chosen on Sept. 10. Good luck to all who enter.

46 comments:

Rachel S said...

Happy Birthday, Regina!

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

I don't want to enter for obvious reasons LOL but I want to wish you a wonderful birthday! Nancy

Bronny said...

Happy Birthday!

In Australia we don't celebrate Halloween - but the bits & pieces are creeping in. Some trick or treaters will try their luck, but it's not in our cultural makeup to go beserk over it - YET.
However, the past couple of years, I've found myself drawn to some quirky Halloween Designs - this year i've stitched a few and am planning more.

Thank you for this chance!

Silver Web said...

Happy Birthday to you!
I am Maru (aracne in 123messageboard) I love Halloween stitching because it is my favorite holiday, must be the witchy part of me LOL.

Karen said...

First off Happy Birthday!! Please enter me in your drawing, I just love Halloween! I love seeing all the kids dress up in some of the scariest and sweetest costumes. Thanks so much for the chance.

Karen~VA
bellas.godmother@gmail.com

MaryJo said...

I just love to stitch for all holidays and seasons to get in the "Spirit"

MaryJo

Stitchinowl said...

First, Happy Birthday and many more! I just discovered your wonderful blog. Another inspiring stitchy blog to add to my reading list! Thanks for the generous contest. I love Halloween and have even started decorating a bit early this year.
Carolyn
rcscg at aol dot com

qsnap lover said...

Happy Birthday I love stitching halloween theme designs because they are so cutie especially the flying monkeys thanks for the contest Donna

luvmyqsnapsQyahoo.com

Carissa said...

Well.....Happy Birthday to you! September is a great month for a birthday....just at the beginning of Fall...my favorite season.

While Halloween isn't my favoritest holiday to stitch for, I DO enjoy it because Halloween is my 19yo DD's favorite holiday. This year it is extra special because we are having her baby shower on Halloween. So I'm looking for something fun to stitch for a couple of prizes.

Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway. Oh, and I'm posting it on my blog also!

Carol said...

Wow! A birthday and a giveaway--what could be better! I think Halloween was always a special time for me because for just one night out of the year, I could put on a witch costume or an old, ragged lady costume or anything (those were my favorites though!) and be whomever I wanted to be. No longer was I the shy, quiet girl, but I was the scariest witch or the most exotic gypsy. To this day, I love to see the neighborhood kids come to our home in disguise, trick-or-treating for their chocolate surprises. It brings back such wonderful memories...

BrandonParkersMommy said...

I hope you have a great birthday!!!

I love Halloween as well, but have tons more Christmas designs!

ohiofarmgirl said...

Well...I am new to Halloween...so I haven't a single pattern as of yet. I do have fall patterns and Fanci that is one of my favs.
I would love to be entered. Dianntha

About Me.... said...

Your bags are just A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy birthday to you as well......

MusicWoman said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I love Halloween, my house is decorated inside and out for it. I think it's the fantasy of it - dressing up as something else, not trying to hide, just having fun. I also like the low-stress of the holiday, there isn't anything involved except the costume and getting ready for the children to come. It's hard to decide if I want to take my kids, or let dh do it so I can answer the door! I'd love a chance at your prize, what a generous offer!

Cinjer said...

Happy Birthday! I'd mention this on my blog, but I don't have one. I love cross-stitching because it relaxes me from my job, teaching reading to 5th-8th graders. thank you for the chance to enter. I like alloween and Thanksgiving stitching more than Christmas.

Cindjer

Melody said...

Happy Birthday. Fall is my favorite season I think, so much fun to stitch Fall and Halloween themed designs.

Thanks for the drawing!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Happy Birthday. How nice of you to hold a giveaway. I am also an avid stitcerh and have way to much stash. I think your idea is great.
Cindy- NY

noscuses said...

Hi Regina - I would LOVE to enter your contest. Halloween plays a close favorite of mine to Christmas. I love making my child, nieces and nephews their halloween costumes, and now look forward to making my grand-daughters first costume - a ladybug!!! I love decorating for halloween and witches are actually my favorite for halloween. I wish I could double my changes but I don't have a blog - I don't even know how to go about getting one lol. Thanks so much for the chance and have a great day.

Erynne said...

Happy belated Birthday! I hope it was a great one!
I don't have a great many Halloween-themed charts in my stash as of yet but I really like the ones I have so far. I think it's a good opportunity to use various shades of ORANGE! Seems a simple reason really but I don't get to use this colour for much else in my stitching! I guess it all comes down to fun colours for me!

I'll put the link to this contest on my blog for others to have a chance!
Fun!

blueladie said...

Happy Birthday! And thank you for your generous sharing. I would love to be considered for this.
:)
Cathryn
aka bluelad 123 bd.
blueladie@hotmail.com

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday.
I love Halloween and Halloween stitching. My family and I always look forward to decorating the house. My kids are already talking about going trick-or-treating.
Thanks for the chance.

Sharlotte said...

Happy belated birthday Riona! I love Halloween time.I enjoy cross stitching more and more during that time of year as there are so many more cool Halloween designs that are coming out! I am posting about the giveaway on my blog.Thanks for the chance to win!

email:genealogrl@yahoo.com

Paula C. said...

I love to stitch for Halloween because of the colors and the excitement of the "trick-or-treat". Also because it is the beginning of the Holiday season - Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas =)

Theresa said...

Happy belated birthday~~~
I love to enter for a chance to win your giveaway!!!!! Thank you so much for this opportunity~~~

Theresa
paiheng23@gmail.com

Loves Christmas said...

Please enter me in the drawing for the Halloween charts. That is my DD's favorite holiday and she loves to stitch for it.

Debra
xsnut@comcast.net

sari.i. said...

Happy Birthday!
Halloween is not celebrated in the country where I live BUT I do celebrate it. :)

Sadie said...

Firstly,
'Happy Birthday'
Here in Scotland we do celebrate Halloween and my children enjoy trick or treating just as I did when I was little. Here we call it Guising though. Please enter me into your draw.
Thank you :-)

Diana said...

Happy Birthday! I like Halloween stitching because it gives me a chance to stitch with some of the fabrics I don't get a lot of chance to use - like black, orange,purple and green. And the designs are just so fun! Hope I win.

diana.h@comcast.net

Myra said...

Happy Birthday! I enjoy Halloween stitching because it is a constant reminder that my favorite season (Fall) is on the way. I just love all the colors of the season. I have been doing a bit of Halloween stitching and now that is all I want to stitch. :o)

Lisa said...

We dont really celebrate Halloween in Aus, but I still love the gorgeous designs that are out there for Halloween by the many talented designers, and I love to stitch them for my American and Canadian friends. Pls enter me in your draw. Thanks for the opportunity! LISA V

Kate said...

I have just discovered that I like Halloween Stitching. I would like to be considered for your drawing. I will mention it on my blog as well.

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday Regina! Halloween is a favorite holiday in our house. I will be sad when the kids outgrow the need to dress up.

Cole said...

Happy Birthday! I would love to enter your giveaway, thanks for the chance!

Nicole
nicolespence22 at hotmail dot com

Jeanie said...

Happy belated birthday !
We don't really celebrate Halloween in SG, but I love all those lovely spooky designs and my youngest daughter loves spiders and pumpkins. LOL
Please enter me in your giveaway :)
Thanks for the chance !

Kat said...

I love black cats! Happy Birthday!

Becky K in OK said...

I love Halloween because it's just two days from my birthday. I love the colors orange and black, go Okla. State! which are the colors of Halloween to me. I'd love to enter your giveaway.

I mentioned the contest on my blog.

October people are great!

Berit said...

I'd LOVE to enter!

As for Halloween stitching, I love it because it reminds me of spiders spinning their threads (Arachne and all that). So, sewing a spider with thread seems very appropo to me! I also love seeing orange and purple together (my favorite Halloween combo!)

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday! We do not celebrate Halloween in Singapore but I love Halloween ornaments especially pumpkins and acorns. I would love to be included in your giveaway.

Hugs,

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday!
I am not a huge fan of Halloween BUT I have stitched a number of Halloween things as gifts. AND I do like anything witchy. I've been called one a time or two. LOL So I figure I might as well go with the flow. LOL

I would love to be included in your giveaway.

Kathy
katkiley@aol.com

Cindy said...

I just found your blog through a link about this post. I would love to enter the drawing! I love fall, and Halloween is my favorite holiday. It is so much fun to stitch and decorate for that time of year. I'm starting to put up my decorations already!

Hope you had a wonderful birthday :)

rebecca said...

I love Halloween charts because it reminds me of how fun it was to dress up in costume as a kid and go get free candy. I also love cats and all the great halloween candy like candy corn and candy pumpkins. You can eat all the candy you want and do it guilt free for several days after Halloween.
Hope I can do a link as well, I have never done one. - check out "the sampler stitcher" which is my new blogging effort.

Karen said...

I love Halloween too and would love to win these fabulous charts! I love Fanci That and would love to have this one!

Terri said...

Happy Birthday.

Why I love Halloween? It is my favorite Holiday. I absolutely love the kids dressing up also I get to dress up and the weather is cooler I love the smells too.

Arthemise said...

I love Halloween charts too! I love fall and fall colors--except I hate orange unless it's in a Halloween chart. I can't explain it.

Jackie said...

I'd love to be entered into your generous giveaway. I'm a new stitcher so I actually have not stitched any Halloween charts yet. This would be a great way to get started!

lisa said...

What a great givaway! I love to stitch Halloween-theme anything! I only recently started and I'm finding lots of things that look interesting. What a fun holiday and I usually treat myself to something Halloween-like for my birthday, which is Sept. 27! Great blog! Lisa C.
www.extragoodlife.blogspot.com