Today, some exciting news!
I’m announcing the three winners for the Mellerstain Firescreen crewel embroidery kit give-away from last week!
Wow – there were heaps of participants, and lots of really good feedback on the questions posed. Thanks to all who participated!
Without further ado, then, let’s move on to the randomly drawn winners, followed by some Needle ‘n Thread news at the end….
So, this is the crewel embroidery kit from The Crewel Work Company, and there are three winners. They’ll each receive a complete kit, with pre-printed linen twill, threads, needles, and thorough instructions. (The firescreen for finishing is not included in the give-away.)
Participants were asked to answer a couple questions about possible future crewel embroidery projects from The Crewel Work Company. Here are the winners and their answers:
The Glasgow Bedspread, is my favorite piece. The pattern with all the beautiful flowers makes me happy. Buying a kit is great, but because I usually substitute some colors, having an option to buy the pattern is always welcome. Tackling a large, complex piece was intimidating as a beginner, but now I would love the challenge. The more you stitch, your confidence builds and your stitches flow with ease. All three designs are unique and would offer a great restoration piece to have in my home. Thank you.
WOW! I really love the Glasgow Bedspread!! That would make an amazing kit. Totally epic. I like both sizes but sometimes you just gotta go epic. And that Mellerstain Firescreen kit is beautiful!!! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!!
Kathy in Vernon:
I would say that the Restoration Pillow is my Favourite – each time you look at it you see something new…. however I do quite like the Lion in the Wymess Panel and his cheeky grin! I am still in the beginning stages of my embroidering, however I think I would take on a large scale project like the ones shown above. As always it would be nice to have more time to stitch, (it might take months if not years) but what a feeling of accomplishment once done, a true treasure to have in ones family. Thinking of the Ladies in waiting stitching away industriously to make such beautiful textiles and the historical connection are also incentives to try my hand at something of this size. Thanks for the chance to win!
Congrats to the winners! Please drop me a line with your mailing information – I’ll send that on to the folks at The Crewel Work Company, and they’ll send along your kit!
Needle ‘n Thread News
Don’t forget – today’s the last day of the Spring Sale on my e-books. If you’ve got one of them on your wish list, today’s the day to get it!
Oh my! Last week, I planned on showing you my hotel room stitching set-up and discussing stitching and travel. Well, we’ll do that early this coming week. Staying in the hotel was not quite as conducive to blogging as I thought it would be. And I admit with embarrassment, I did not get as much stitching done as I had hoped to. (I did get a lot of rest, though!)
This week, I’ll be hotel-bound again, Monday through Wednesday, and the following week, Monday through Thursday.
I still plan to have some treats for you here on Needle ‘n Thread during that time. We’ll look at some Easter and Spring embroidery, a book review, and hopefully, I’ll finish a pattern I want to share with you. I’ll also show you just where I am in my current project. And of course, we’ll see what other delectables pop up! So stick around!
Have a marvelous weekend – I hope you can squeeze in plenty of time with your needle and thread!