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!


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


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 :)


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

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:

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
Susana (

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.

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


Lesleyanne Smith said...

I would love the chance to win either of these lovely prizes. Loving your blog.
Lesleyanne xx

ariadne said...

Just came in from McKenna!Happy one year!I am Ariadne from Greece!

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!

Lija Broka said...

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

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,

Аленький цветочек said...

Please enter me! I am a follower.

AngeLLinA said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!