Sunday, July 4, 2010

July Giveaway

For those of you who are looking for some of the older and less fussy Secret Needle Nights [from The Silver Needle in Tulsa, Oklahoma] when Lindy Legener, Mona Bost & The Silver Needle Gals were still designing most of them and before Brooke took over ... this is the giveaway for you.

I am including the following charts: September 2005 Jackpot, October 2005 Give Thanks for Best Friends, January 2006 Tea With Love, May 2006 The Lighthouse Teapot, July 2006 The Little Fir Tree, December 2006 Winter Snows Me. I gave two of these pieces away without taking pictures, but here are a few photos of the pieces I kept. If you wish to see all of these designs, they may be seen on The Silver Needle Secret Needle Night archive. I framed the teapots: Jackpot, Tea with Love and Lighthouse Teapot ... and then stored them until such time as I get around to redecorating my kitchen ... well I managed to unbury two of them for photographs: the Jackpot and Lighthouse Teapot, but for the life of me I have no clue where I stored the heart teapot piece ... so no photo. And I also kept the Winter Snows Me piece which I made up as a banner.

These six titles are CHARTS ONLY ... none of the specialty fibers or button packs are included, since I used all of that when I stitched these up myself. The charts are designed to be stitched on 10 ct tula or similar count fabric but would be just as cute stitched on higher count fabrics ... with the proviso that you would then have to downsize the buttons you ordered as embellishments to keep everything in scale. With a very few exceptions, these designs look just as good without the buttons ... some exceptions that do come to mind are the ghost button placed to be the steam rising from the jack-o-lantern teapot's spout and the penguin button on the snowboard ... but that would really come down to a matter of taste. The recommended specialty fibers, mostly from Rainbow Gallery, really enhance the designs as well ... so I would strongly recommend the purchase of said fibers if you win this drawing. But stitching them with DMC perle cotton works nearly as well. I'll be including a small package of 11ct white aida that I found at the very bottom and back of one of the drawers in my stitching center as a bonus ... since I never stitch with aida anymore and since it is the right count for these designs.

If you wish to enter your name for this charts giveaway, the usual conditions will apply:
-- open to all stitchers
-- leave a comment below as to why you are interested in the giveaway
-- include an e-mail address in your post if clicking on your name will not lead me to an e-mail link
-- a winner will be selected on the 10th of the month and informed by e-mail
-- winners are asked to commit to PIF charts to other stitchers through message boards, guilds or stitching groups or to donate the charts to a women's shelter or prison, a nursing home or some other venue where a stitcher would enjoy them.

Good luck to all who choose to enter.


Jennifer said...

What a nice giveaway! I've never seen that Lighthouse teapot before! It would be perfect to stitch (at least twice) as a gift for some people I know. I'd or happy to PIF with these charts when I'm done.

Happy 4th!


Rita said...

Thanks for the chance, Riona. I'd love to win these and will pass them along if I'm lucky enough to win them.

ldepalatis at earthlink dot net

Parsley said...

Thanks for the fun. I'd love to be entered.

Kttycat said...

These are cute. I've never seen these designs. I really like some of the others on the site too! Too bad they are retired! I'd love to be entered for the ones you are giving away though!

Carole said...

Please Enter me for the charts. I have a friend in my stitch group that loves to stitch SNN designs.


Karen said...

I would love to enter your giveaway.
thanks karen

Bronny said...

Thank you for this chance! They look like lovely designs - ones that I've not seen before.
I certainly have several forums that could ensure these were PIF'd once stitched.

Anonymous said...

I have not tried secret needle nite patterns before I would love to pass them on if I am lucky enough to win thanks Donna

Pumpkin said...

This is a great idea because these charts are hard to come by. I'd love to have my name entered if that's okay :o) Thank you!

Donna's Stitching said...

I would love to try secret needle nite patterns I have not stitched any yet and I would love to pif them when I am done thanks for the chance

Jackie said...

I really love teapot designs and rarely find nice ones.

Yes, I promise to pass on the charts. I just finished a sort of my stuff to pass on and have another scheduled for next month.