Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April's Giveaway

I believe this is the first time I have missed posting a giveaway on the fourth of the month, but I was simply too tired last night to do anything more strenuous than collapse on the couch when I got home from work a little after nine. I didn't dare risk doing the bit of stitching needed for the photo illustrating the Easter kit giveaway option ... too great a risk of mistakes and consequent frogging. But maybe the novelty of multiple options will make up for my tardiness.

I have decided to give this month's winner several options from which to choose. There will still only be one winner but that winner may choose what is behind Door #1, Door #2 or Door #3.

Door #1: A Gently Used Chart Package: Some gently used Christmas charts that I have recently stitched: Sue Hillis' Cookie Santa, Workbasket's Quaker Santa and Snowman, Stoney Creek's Winter - Poinsettia & Holly. The last is a tea towel chart.

Door #2: A kit to stitch this free chart. I am providing the link because copyright law prevents me from sharing the chart. The photograph is of my own version ... still a WIP ... but it gives you some idea of the fabric and my colorway. I don't know why the photo looks wavy at this size ... when you click on it to enlarge, it is quite clear and you can get a better view of the sparkly fabric. When I saw this little darling, I knew I had to stitch it on some Autumn Sunrise 28ct Silkweaver linen I had from my FOTM subscription, switching out the colors from pink [which is not my favorite] to coral which works better with the fabric. Now I don't normally go in for the sparkly fabrics but this piece came as a mystery selection and, until now, I have had little use for it. I'll cut an extra piece for this little kit and provide the needed DMC in the coral colorway. I'll even throw in one of those Bohin needles everyone is talking about lately. [By the way, they live up to their rep ... stitching with a Bohin is very smooth ... they are delicate little things, almost weightless in your hand.] All you'll have to do is go to the link and print out the chart. One caveat: this chart has a lot of fractional stitching and loads of not-quite-confetti stitching and requires some very careful counting. In short, it is a fussy little piece but the finished project is just gorgeous and well worth the bother.

Door #3: A third of a yard of St. Patrick's Day fabric to use in next year's finishing. I bought this fabric a few years ago from an on-line source. A bit of a mistake really since I couldn't gauge the scale of the design from the photo. For your benefit I am correcting that by photographing the fabric with a 6" ruler. Since most of my St. Patrick's Day finishes are ornaments, the print is too large for my purposes. But it would probably work quite nicely on cube or wall hanging or pillow finishes.

Well, that should give you all something to mull over. I am very curious as to what will be the most popular sekection. So, to quote the inimitable Monte Hall, "Come on down!" and in your comment, please mention which giveaway piques your fancy.

If you wish to enter your name for this giveaway, the following 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

Good luck to all who enter.


BeanStitcher said...

Oh, I would love to try for Sue Hillis' Cookie Santa. Someone posted a finish on the 123 board (could have be You!) and I fell in love instantly with this guy. Love to bake, love to eat and I would really love this chart. Not buying (trying at least) xs supplies these days. This would be a real treat. Thanks. Linda/PA

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Donna's Stitching said...

I would love to enter for door number 1 the used Christmas charts I would love to enter I know somone whao likes quakers and I would love to stitch the quaker santa to give as a gift. And I can stitch the sue hills chart for another gift thanks Donna


Anonymous said...

I love what is behind Door #1! Who doesn't love that Santa?!

Thanks for a chance to enter!


CalamityJr said...

You've made the bunny on sparkly fabric sound so gorgeous, I just have to try to be this month's winner - of what's behind door #2!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would like to try for the material. I just love St. Patrick's Day, and that would be super cute for finishing! Thanks!
Donna in WV

Rose said...

Would love to try for Door 2 please.I can only stitch smaller projects lately and to have this one kitted and gifted would be a joy to stitch.Thank you.

lLaurie said...

I would love to enter for Door # 2, the adorable bunny!!Love the colours!!Thank you! Laurie


Loretta said...

I would love to enter for Door#1. Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I love to stitching Christmas themed items.

Vicky said...

I would love to enter for Door#3 as themed fabric is so hard to find here in Australia :)