Happy Friday, my friends!
In honor of the Shortest Day of the Year, I’ll try to keep today’s give-away short – but even if I don’t, I promise it’s oh-so-very sweet!
There’s a short turn-around on this one, so if you want to join in, do it soon! I’ll be announcing the winner on Monday.
First, I’ll announce the winner’s from last Monday’s give-away, and then I’ll present the final give-away in this year’s series of A Stitcher’s Christmas.
I hope you all enjoyed this year’s series. Perhaps it introduced you to some new products, maybe new books you weren’t aware of, or maybe you’ve now discovered a new favorite needlework business to patronize when you need embroidery supplies? It’s been fun!
Now… onto the last installment!
Needlework Tools Winners
Monday’s give-away consisted of a fantastic line-up of needlework tools from Needle in a Haystack in California. Needle in a Haystack is a locally owned needlework shop with an excellent online shopping cart. They pretty much carry everything you’d want for fine needlework – and if they don’t have it in stock, they can get for you! Cathe has been in the business for years and years, and she really knows the needlework industry, so if you are stuck with questions, you can’t find a particular product, you need help selecting threads… they can help you! That’s the wonder of a local needlework shop. The people there know their business!
The two winners of the tool collections are June House and Deborah Marshall. Congratulations, ladies! I’ll email you!
And Those Scissors…
Today’s give-away is courtesy of courtesy of Lisa at The French Needle. The French Needle is a fantastic online boutique shop featuring a wonderful collection of needlework goods and gifts.
Besides offering beautiful surface embroidery kits from designers in Europe, French Needle specializes in many French cross stitch patterns and books.
For example, one of my favorite new cross stitch books at French Needle is Merveilleux Noel, which is packed full with Christmas designs of a slightly different aesthetic – they’re very natural, woodsy, and delicate designs. If you like seasonal cross stitch, check out this book! It’s on my wish list this year, and you might want it on yours, too.
And then, of course, there are the scissors at French Needle. With a range of scissors for every budget, you’re bound to find that special pair for your needlework basket.
The scissors for today’s give-away are hand-made beauties from the workshop of Jean-Marie Roulot in Nogent, France. His exquisite, delicately-wrought embroidery scissors are each a little work of art. Not only are they beautiful, but they are perfectly functional, sharp-bladed and finely-tipped scissors, ideal for embroidery.
The scissors tell the story of the crow and the fox from Aesope’s fables, and they come in a blue leather sheath.
If you’d like to join in today’s give-away, please follow these guidelines:
This give-away is now ended. Thanks for participating!
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 (which is not published). Please make certain your email address is entered correctly. Leave the website line on the form blank, unless you own your own website.
3. In the comment box, answer the following:
What’s your Christmas needlework wish? Did you have a special needlework item on your wishlist? Or is there a particular needlework something that you’ve been contemplating? Maybe a tool, maybe a kit or a book? Or some threads, fabric… Well, the list could go on! Tell us about the one needlework thing you want that you don’t have and why you want it!
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.
4. Please leave your comment by Monday, December 24th, 5:00 am central time (Kansas, USA). I’ll randomly draw the winner that morning and notify by email.
5. Please leave only one comment on the give-away.
And that is it! The last give-away in this year’s series! Sniffle, sniffle…
Don’t worry – there are so many exciting things coming up on Needle ‘n Thread in 2019! I can’t wait to share them with you!
On Monday, which is Christmas Eve, I’ll announce the winner for today’s give-away and Wednesday’s give-away, so if you want to join in either of those, you need to do it this weekend!
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