Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Double Giveaway!

Happy New Year, everybody! I hope 2013 brings joy and happiness to all of us.

In about a month, on February 3rd, I will have blogging for an entire year! When I started this blog I didn't have any expectations. It was just sort of an experiment. I didn't know how far I would able to take it, or what wonderful people I would meet.

Now, I had a giveaway when I got to my six-month blogoversary. Since I’m about to hit one full year, I had to top that. And what’s better than one giveaway? How about TWO giveaways?

I’ve got two packages full of thread, charms, fabric, classic cross-stitching magazines, and a few other goodies.

The first package includes:


1. The little stitchers’ biscornu.This is a freebie I found here, on Liselotte Broderies. I tweaked it a little bit, using DMC Color Variations 4200, black 14-count Aida, and a sweet scissors charm to finish it off. It’s too cute!


2. A tiny pincushion jar, one I made myself. The top is a pincushion, and the jar itself can be used as storage for needles, ribbon, buttons, charms, etc.,

3. Two full skeins of DMC Pearl Cotton thread (353 & 550), already neatly wound up on cardboard cards,

4. 1 x 1 meter of 11-count beige Aida,

5. The October 1989 issue of Leisure Arts. Really great charts in this magazine, including Summer Romance and Witch & Friends, which I’ve stitched, and a bunch more that I haven’t,

6. “Companions” Leisure Arts Leaflet #806 by Sandi Gore Evans,

7. Earrings from Yemen.

The second package includes:


1. “I Only Stitch on Days That End in Y” Needleroll. The design is called Stitching Days, and it's a freebie by Glory Bee. I stitched it on beige 14-count Aida, with DMC floss.


2. Another tiny pincushion jar I made. Again, you can use it as a pincushion or storage for needles, ribbon, buttons, etc.,

3. Two baggies, one full of tiny gold beads and one full of charms,

4. 1 x ½ meter of 14-count black Aida,

5. The February 1989 issue of Leisure Arts. This is full of really great charts, including the Calendar, which I’ve stitched, and a bunch more that I haven’t,

6. “The Fabric of Dreams” Leisure Arts Leaflet #603 by Paula Vaughan,

7. Bracelet from Yemen.

My second-ever giveaway! I’m excited. This is going to be fun. Some very simple rules, if you’d like to enter:
1.      Be a follower of this blog,
2.      Have an active blog yourself, and
3.      Leave a comment on this post.

You’ll be entered for both, but you can only win one. Gotta spread the love around. :D If you have a preference for either the first or the second, let me know and you’ll only be entered for one.

Good luck!

24 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

1/Follower: check 2/Active blog: check & 3/Comment:... Check!!!
Count me in please for this lovely giveaway :) I prefer the 2nd little pack... It's that bracelet from Yemen I'm so curious about, and everything else to be honest :P
Have a lovely day Sarah!

McKenna C. said...

What a great giveaway! Those prizes are fantastic! Please enter me! I am a follower, I have an active blog, and I commented! :D

~McKenna
mckmuff(at)gmail(dot)com

Tania said...

Congratulations with your blog anniversery! This is a lovely give-away! I love both packages.

Emma/Itzy said...

Congratulations on reaching your one year anniversary! I would love to be included please :)

Emma/Itzy
http://myitzycreativecorner.blogspot.co.uk/

Katy said...

Happy almost blogoversary! I'd love to be included, and I'll add a link to my blog!

P.S. I've been thinking about you as I'll be starting my American Quilt Sampler in a couple of days! Can't wait!

Denise said...

Hi Sarah, I am a new follower and love what I have read on your blog. I would love to be entered into your giveaway. Thanks
Happy Stitching
Denise

Lulu said...

You are so generous! Please enter me in your giveaway and congrats on your blogaversary :)

Kaisievic said...

Lovely giveaways, Sarah - both are equally nice. I woudl be more than happy to win either if I am that lucky. I will post about your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog, too. I presume it closes on the 3rd Feb - your blogaversery? Congratulations on your successful first year in blogging, also.

hugs, Kaye

Wagapapa said...

Hi Sarah!
Love your great giveaway, thanks for the chance :D
Please enter me, I'd like to win either of the bundles.
Your giveaway is now announced on my blog's sidebar.
Have a nice day! xoxo

Linda said...

Hi Sarah. I just found your blog and became a follower. I would love to be entered in blogoversary giveaway for either one or two.

Thank you, Linda
my blog:http://bengalcatlover10.blogspot.com/

Angela Cruz-garcia said...

Sarah, you are so generous. Please enter my name for either package. I just love seeing your updates.

Thank you,

Susana said...

What a great giveaway!
Please enter me! I am a follower, I have an active blog www.retales-de-vida.blogspot.com
Susana (susamone@yahoo.es)

Rita E in AZ said...

Happy anniversary - I am a new follower with a blog and I have posted a link to your drawing in my right side bar so please enter me to win a prize. thank you

Peggy said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win either of your wonderful packages.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Anne said...

Yay!! I remember when you started Sarah! Congrats on your 1 year blogoversary!! Looove that biscornu so much! I'll enter for that one, but any other package seems fabulous as well :D

Hugs

Lesleyanne Smith said...

I would love the chance to win either of these lovely prizes. Loving your blog.
Lesleyanne xx
http://myfrozensunshine.blogspot.com/

ariadne said...

Just came in from McKenna!Happy one year!I am Ariadne from Greece!
http://AriadnefromGreece.blogspot.com
ariadnesky@hotmail.com
AriadnefromGreece!

karamino said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! i would love to win both of them)) I have 3d blogovesary and giveaway also so visit me!

A-len-ka said...

Please enter me for your wonderful giveaway. Happy to be a new follower!
Best wishes!
http://a-len-ka.blogspot.com/

Lija Broka said...

Please enter me. You have very neat finishes! Very jealous. Most of mine are in a box.

http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.co.uk/

Lija Broka said...

Also. Happy upcoming blogaversary (hope thats the way to spell it)

StitchyDon said...

I'd love to be included, congrats on the year, blogging is such a great way of sharing our hobby,

http://donnascrossstitch.blogspot.co.uk/

Аленький цветочек said...

Please enter me! I am a follower.
Thanks,
Alla
http://alenkiy-zvetochek.blogspot.ru/

AngeLLinA said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!
://angellina-srr.blogspot.ru/