Good morning, Happy Friday, and welcome to A Stitcher’s Christmas #2!
Today, I’m going to announce the five winners of Monday’s give-away, A Passion for Needlework, Factoria VII from Inspirations Studios.
Then I’ll introduce you to another gorgeous give-away, courtesy of The Crewel Work Company, and perfect for Christmas!
First, let’s get business out of the way!
Here are the five winners from Monday’s give-away. I will contact you all by email as well, so please look for that email and reply as soon as possible.
The five randomly selected winners, each receiving a copy of A Passion for Needlework, Factoria VII, which I reviewed here, are:
Adrienne Forsyth, Susy Dowers, Michelle Christopherson, Sue Boyd, and Michele Hill!
I’ll send out an email to each of you this morning. I know you’ll love the book!
The favorite stitches of the winners, incidentally, were feather stitch (twice), bullion stitch, stem stitch, and double lazy daisy. If I had time, I’d go through the whole list and count up the favorite stitches to see which stitch is the overall favorite. But… alas!
If you’re looking for A Passion for Needlework, Factoria VII to add to your Christmas list, there’s still time to order it! In Australia, it’s available through Inspirations Studios, here.
Thanks again to the kind folks at Inspirations Studios for offering the books for the give-away!
A Stitcher’s Christmas #2: Crewel Kit!
Today’s prize for A Stitcher’s Christmas is a new kit released this year by The Crewel Work Company called We Three Kings.
We Three Kings is a delightful recreation of a portion of traveling altar frontal from the 17th century. It depicts the Holy Family in 17th century garb, honored by the Magi decked out in court clothes. This is my favorite crewel kit from The Crewel Work Company – I was completely charmed by it the first time I saw it!
The piece is worked entirely in red, in a number of fun stitches: long and short, several variations of buttonhole, double running stitch, French knots, Roumanian stitch, seed stitch, outline stitch, laid and couched work, ermine stitch and spider’s web.
Although We Three Kings is listed as a level 3 kit (advanced), there’s really nothing in the piece that can’t be handled by even an advanced beginner, as long as you’re familiar with the basics of needlework. The kit comes with the pre-printed fabric ready to stitch, stitching instructions, and threads. All you need to provide is a hoop and scissors.
In addition to the kit, the winner will also receive a delightful cotton towel printed with image of the stitched design – a lovely accent to your Christmas decor!
This give-away is now ended. Thanks for participating!
To enter today’s give-away, please follow these guidelines:
1. Leave a comment below, in the comment form following this article. You can follow this link directly to the comment form, if you are unsure of where to go. Please do not comment as a reply to someone else’s comment.
2. On the comment form, please fill out the name line with a recognizable name (no anonymous comments) and the email address line. You do not have to fill out the “website” line. You can just leave that blank. Please make certain your email address is entered correctly. In the comment box, answer the question posed below. Please do not leave your email address, mailing address, or phone number in the actual comment box. The comment box is also not the place to advertise your own needlework business, so please do not leave links to other websites in the comment box.
3. In the comment box, answer the following:
Describe your favorite winter stitching spot. Where do you sit? What surrounds you? What do you see and hear? Is it cozy and comfortable or purely functional? I like questions like these – it makes it so fun to moderate the comments!
4. Please leave your comment by Wednesday, December 5th, 5:00 am central time (Kansas, USA). I’ll randomly draw the winner that morning and notify you by email.
5. Please leave only one comment on the give-away. Multiple comments will be deleted. You can enter all the give-aways in the series, but please enter them only once each.
That’s it! Now go forth and comment before the time slips away!
Coming Up on Monday!
Coming up Monday, threads! Beautiful threads arranged for the seasons. Look for the next installment of A Stitcher’s Christmas, 2018 first thing Monday morning.
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