I have done a lot of stitchy pondering and thinking over the weekend. And that usually means purging and cleaning house, which of course means a giveaway for you!!! I did get rid of a lot of stash a while ago on Ebay, and this giveaway is the absolute last of it. YES, you read right. After this giveaway there will be no stitchy stash in my house save for my goal project for 2012, a Heaven and Earth Designs pattern!!!!
Now, while you catch your break and recover from your breakdown, let me explain. I have wanted to stitch a HAED design for as long as I have known about them. Have I done so? Not yet. And in my quest to pare down and not buy any stash in 2012, this seemed like a good way to do it. Between the 90 skeins of DMC, a bobbin box, the pattern, and the fabric, I spent $54. And save for running out of a DMC or two, I will not have to purchase anything further for this project.
The pattern I chose was Hannah Disney's QS Butterfly Keeper. I know this is a large undertaking and a lot of you may think I have jumped onto the crazy wagon. This will be monumental for me if I can complete this goal in 2012. Diary of a Manbroider is my complete and utter inspiration. He has completed MULTIPLE HAED designs, all breathtakingly gorgeous!
So, now to the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive the following:
Shepherd's Bush The Journey~pattern and silk (no fabric)
A scrap piece of 40 count Iced Cappuccino R&R Linen (approximately 8 by 9)
Little House Needleworks Little Miss Sunflower pattern and all threads
Little House Needleworks Warm Winter Woolens and all threads
Country Cottage Needleworks January Cottage and all threads
Bent Creek Thankful Quaker and some of the threads
Little House Needleworks Frosty Flakes ornament pattern
Country Cottage Needleworks Vintage Christmas pattern
Country Cottage Needleworks Gingerbread Houses pattern
Lizzie Kate Ho Ho Ho Quick It pattern and all threads (The snowman is highlighted a bit on the pattern)
Shepherd's Bush Merry Be Pincushion kit. I have started this and will include my started piece on the 6 by 6 Qsnap (you can see it in the picture)
All you need to do to enter is just leave me a comment telling me either your 2012 stitchy goal(s) or what your motivation is to complete a large project, especially if you have completed a HAED.
I will choose a winner Christmas morning. Good luck to all of you who enter!
I leave you with a pic of our Christmas tree this year.