We’re halfway through the week, and sliding straight into December. You know what that means? It means it’s a perfect day to announce the next Stitcher’s Christmas give-away and the winners from the last one!
Today’s installment of A Stitcher’s Christmas is for all historical reproduction sampler lovers! If you love stitching stories from the past, if you love the look of traditional needlework samplers, if you love the thrill of watching a sampler come to life under your very fingers – this give-away is for you!
First, I’ll announce the winners from Saturday’s give-away and then I’ll tell you how this one came about…
Stitcher’s Christmas #1 Winners!
The first installment of A Stitcher’s Christmas was quite successful! Your comments were fun to read – I love hearing where other people do their stitching!
I’ve randomly drawn the winners in this order, and I’ll be contacting them via email to arrange the prizes. The winners are Joan Kniffen and Olga Johnson. Congratulations, you two! I hope you enjoy your foray into ribbon embroidery on felt with your new kit and book!
Stitcher’s Christmas #2: Reproduction Samplers
I’ve been following along with Nicola Parkman’s needlework journey for a while – long before she launched Hands Across the Sea Samplers. I love what she’s done with Hands Across the Sea! And when she launched the Uffindell Sisters samplers in October as a limited edition chart pack, you can bet I got one.
While I love the look of the historical samplers, I think it’s the stories behind them that captivate me the most! But since I do have a sister who also loves samplers, I thought it would be a good gift. It might even be something we would both do some day – she gets one, I get the other?
So, yes, I couldn’t resist!
Incidentally, while I was at it, I picked up some sampler greeting cards. I really love notecards that are embroidery-themed. These are splendidly roomy cards, very clear printing, nice to write on, and sturdy. They’re beautiful! (And they each have a little mini-chart on the back, from the sampler featured on the card – what a clever idea!)
Anyway, Nicola – being Nicola and the Very Nice Person she is – sent along some extra charts, including an Uffindell limited edition, in case I’d like to give them away to my friends here on Needle ‘n Thread. And so, right away, I slotted the charts for A Stitcher’s Christmas!
Today, then, I’m giving away three reproduction sampler charts from Hands Across the Sea, one chart to one of three winners.
I’ll draw the winners in order, randomly. Winner #1 will have first choice, winner #2 will have second choice, and winner #3 gets the remaining chart.
The charts I’m giving away are the limited edition Uffindell Sisters samplers (there are two charts in this, one for each sister’s sampler); Sarah Borton, which you can see here; and Elizabeth Beaven, which you can see here.
The Uffindell Sisters sampler charts sold out pretty quickly, though I hear there may still be a couple available through The Attic in Mesa, Arizona.
This give-away is now ended. Thanks to those who participated!
To enter today’s give-away, please read and follow these guidelines:
1. Leave a comment on this article on Needle ‘n Thread. You can follow this link directly to the comment form, if you’re unsure of where to go. Comments submitted via email or left on any other page or social media page are not eligible. The comment must be left on Needle ‘n Thread, at the end of this article.
2. Please fill out the comment form correctly. Here’s what you need to know about filling out the comment form:
a. Use a recognizable name in the “name” line (this can be first and last name, first name with last initial, a nickname, your first name and where you’re from – like “Mary in Kansas” – anonymous entries are not eligible).
b. Use a valid email address (essential for notification) in the “email” line on the form.
c. Leave the “website” line blank unless you own and operate your very own website. Please do not put an email address in the “website” line on the form, or in the comment box itself. Anything in the “comment” box is visible to the public, so you should avoid any personal contact information in the comment itself.
3. Answer the following in your comment:
What’s your favorite needlework tool and why?
4. Leave your comment before 5:00 am Central Time (that’s Kansas, USA time), Monday, December 4th. The winners will be randomly drawn that morning and announced here on Needle ‘n Thread, when the next give-away in the series is posted.
5. Only one comment per person, please. The give-away is open to everyone.
And that’s it!
So if you’d like the chance to add a beautiful reproduction sampler pack to your Christmas prezzies, go forth and comment!
Much more wonderful coming up in A Stitcher’s Christmas, so be sure to follow along, either by subscribing via email (left column on the website, or scroll down in the drop-down menu on mobile) or checking back often for updates! We’ve got – oooooohhhh, a gorgeous slate frame, threads, fabric, kits… goldwork? crewel? hand crafted scissors? Lots of delectable goodies coming up!
And on Friday of this week – if all goes as planned, and so far, it is! – these trees we talked about for holiday stitching will be available! Can’t wait to show them all to you! And to introduce my idea for a mile-long stitching project between now and Christmas.
(Well, ok, maybe not a mile long, but at least 50 inches, which is close enough!)