Happy Monday! We’re already moving into the second week of December! Can you believe it?
Today, A Stitcher’s Christmas give-away #3 is on the agenda, along with the winners from last week’s give-away for three Hands Across the Sea sampler charts.
I’ve also got a little bit of extra news at the end of this article, especially for those of you who are playing with Twelve Trees for Christmas released last week, as well as some scheduling information for the next few weeks.
So let’s move on to business!
First, we’ll tackle the winners of last week’s pre-Christmas give-away.
The winners of the three Hands Across the Sea sampler charts, drawn randomly and in this order, are Doreen from Maine, Jan F, and Sharon in California!
I hope you all love your new sampler charts! I’ll drop you an email today to work out the details with you.
Stitcher’s Christmas #3: Goldwork!
You might remember that several months ago, I wrote about Tanja Berlin’s remake of her website.
Tanja is a well-known and well-loved embroidery teacher and designer living in Canada. She’s offers a magnificent selection of goldwork supplies on her website, Berlin Embroidery, as well as embroidery kits in just about every type of surface embroidery you can think of…and then some!
Tanja generously offered a very nice collection of goldwork kits and supplies for the aspiring goldwork learner – or the expert! Whether you’re just venturing into goldwork, or whether you’ve never done it before but you’re dying to try, or whether you’ve dabbled in goldwork before, these will delight you!
The give-away is a whole Goldwork Dream Package for one winner, and it includes the following:
A goldwork brooch kit (all the materials, threads, instructions to create the brooch
A goldwork heart design kit (which includes fabric, threads, instructions, to embroider the design)
7″ stretcher bar frame with brass thumbtacks
It’s quite a wonderful package of goodies!
This give-away is now ended. Thanks to all who participated!
If you’d like to participate in the give-away and start (or continue) your own goldwork journey, please follow the guidelines below!
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. Please do not leave your comment as a reply to someone else’s comment! 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:
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, etc.); use a valid email address; leave the website line blank if you do not own and operate your own website; do not put any personal contact information in the comment area itself.
3. Answer the following in your comment:
If you had to pick one needlework technique only to pursue for the next year, what would that technique be and why?
4. Leave your comment before 5:00 am Central Time (that’s Kansas, USA time), Friday, December 8th. 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.
Twelve Trees of Christmas!
Thanks to all who purchased a copy of Twelve Trees of Christmas this past weekend! I hope you’ve had a chance to indulge in a tree or two by now – or will, shortly! And I hope you find as much pleasure in them as I have!
I sent out emails to everyone who downloaded the e-book shortly after it was released, with a link to the revised copy. Tsk, tsk – yes, there was a mistake or two in the e-book! Page 15 with the instructions for Cable Plait Stitch was missing.
I fixed it as soon as I realized the mistake, and I’ve already emailed out the download link to anyone who downloaded the first edition. Please check your inbox for the Revision email and download link. If you think you didn’t get the revised version (check page 15 – it should have Cable Plait Stitch on it), just drop me a line and I’ll take care of you.
Thank you so very much for your enthusiasm over the collection.
The introductory special on Twelve Trees ends on December 6th, so if you haven’t picked up your copy yet, and you want to stitch some fun stuff, you can find it here.
Upcoming Needle ‘n Thread Schedule
Because I’ll be running A Stitcher’s Christmas up to a few days before Christmas, I’ll be sneaking in some extra articles over the next few weeks, if all goes as planned. For email subscribers, you might see me popping up in your inbox more frequently than usual for a short while. Just so you know!
I have a few embroidery-related things I want to share with you – among them, a very special project (with a free instructional e-book for you) from a group of people I’ve never met, but who have a special place in my heart! Can’t wait to tell you about that!