Today, a little lull in the excitement of new and thrilling give-aways, and instead, something quite and subtle … but fun!
You see, much of today’s give-away will be a mystery. Why? Because I’m either very busy, very lazy, unprepared, or some, or all, of the above. You choose!
I’ll tell you what it’s all about, and then I’ll announce the winners of Monday’s give-away from Inspirations Studios.
A few things I guarantee two winners:
1. A copy of A Sea to Stitch by Elisabetta Forza. I have a few more copies of this book in stock, so if it’s on your Christmas list, now’s the time to get it! It won’t be re-stocked before Christmas. (Sorry for the plug, but it’s my last chance to let you know!)
If you already own the book, don’t worry! You can always gift it to a stitching friend, donate it to your local library or guild, (or even sell it – I will never know!).
2. A piece of linen – but not just any linen. I’ll include a nice piece of the same linen that Elisabetta uses on the models in her monogram book.
3. A finished Christmas ornament (by me), from one of my Christmas collections: Twelve Trees for Christmas; Snowflakes; or Mini Sampler Stockings. I’ll randomly choose one of the models prepared for one of those e-books, and pack it up in your box.
4. Other Stuff – little things I have squirreled away here in the studio, just for occasions when I can include them with packages. Who knows? It could be a new pair of scissors (very likely, hint hint); maybe a needle minder (also very likely); maybe some fun tools. Chocolate. A beeswax something or other. Whatever occurs to me as I pack up your box and wrap your prezzies! (I happen to love putting packages together for Christmas, so I promise it’ll be fun to open!)
If you’d like to participate in today’s give-away, please follow these guidelines!
This give-away has ended. Please check the article on December 11 for the winners!
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Describe the first thing you ever stitched! If that’s not quite possible, what’s your earliest stitching memory?
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And now, the winners of Monday’s give-away, which includes the gorgeous book A Passion for Needlework, Blakiston Creamery edition and Jewel of the Sea, the fabulous goldwork turtle project by Georgina Bellamy – all courtesy of Inspirations Studios.
Incidentally, for those looking for the Jewel of the Sea kit on their website, you will find it here.
The three randomly drawn winners are Faith Gerhard, Alicia Foster, and Pat Broome. I’ll send you an email – please look for it!
Many more lovely give-aways to come before Christmas! Keep an eye out! Share with your stitching friends! Tell everyone – the more, the merrier!
Needle ‘n Thread Studio Updates
Things are hopping on this side of the computer screen, but they’ll be slowing down a bit soon.
I’m preparing more ready to stitch towel sets this week, so you’ll be able to find them on the website by this weekend or early next week. I’m concentrating on Christmas Cheer, Vinterfolk, and (by special request) a set of “Let it Snow” (from Christmas Cheer), redesigned into a three-towel set, for those who really like snow! I’ll have a few of the latter available on the website, just in case others are interested, too.
Stitching-wise, I’m working on a few little gifts, including some of the towel sets. When I’ve had a chance to stitch, I really just want it to be quiet, relaxing embroidery right now, that I can do in the evenings while listening to music and sitting in front of the fire. The fake fire. The plug in heater that looks like a fake fire. But whatever – it’s all about atmosphere… and warm toes!
I’m also working on a beginner goldwork & silk project that’s coming out as a kit in January – I’ll update you on that after Christmas.
And by next week, I should be diving into my own Sea-to-Stitch monogram that I wrote about here. I’ll also update you on that after Christmas!
I’ve been reading two books that I’ll review on the website, too. One of them is completely different. It’s not a project / embroidery book, although it has to do with a certain aspect of needlework – and I can’t wait to show it to you.
We are tentatively expecting snow on Saturday, so here’s hoping for a cozy, inside weekend ahead! Since it’ll be 68 degrees today in Kansas, though, it’s the ideal day to get those Christmas decorations up!
Hope your week is flying along well!