Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A New Year and A Giveaway...

Happy New Year, dear friend!

January 31, 2014 will mark my 6th year of Blogging!
In honor of this momentous blogiversary...

On January 31st, I will draw one name (using the random generator) from my sidebar follower list.
The winner will receive 6 charts, 6 hand dyed floss, 6 DMC floss, a pkg of 6 BOHN needles size 26 (of course :)), and a surprise or two, chosen by Ma (and my own Ma) as a way of saying "I love ya!"


1) That you want to be entered.
2) Who your 3 favorite Cross Stitch Designers are.
3) Choose one HD Cross Stitch Floss brand from…Crescent Colors, Gentle Art Sampler Threads, OR Weeks Dye Works.
4) If you are a follower without a Blogger blog, please add your email address so that I can get in touch with you, if you win.


ONCE I ANNOUNCE THE WINNER on February 1st, you will have 48 hours to email me with your address, otherwise I will be forced to chose another winner on February 3rd at 9am PST.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS TOO…how could I not show love to all of my dear friends?

There you have it, dear friend!
Good Luck!


Vickie said...

Happy New Year in your new home!! Please include me in your lovely giveaway. My favorite designers might be Sweetheart Tree, Just Nan and BBD. WDW for the thread! Thank you so much! May God richly bless you in this new year!

stitchersanon said...

Happy New Year sweet lady..a lovely post. I agree, where does the time go?

Joy said...

Happy New Year, Ma!
I think my blog will be 5 years old sometime this fall (which means I'll have my 5th wedding anniversary this Feb!)
Of course I want to be entered.
I'm only just starting to get on the designer bandwagon so I'll have to say Dragon Dreams, Brittercup Designs (I lean more to her cat stuff) and Elizabeth's Designs
On the floss, I'll go Crescent Colors because I don't have any of that yet.
Hope you're done unpacking. That's always the worst part of the move.


Vera said...

Happy New Year! What a generous and fun give-away, and I'd love to be entered. My favorite designers are BBD, Scarlet Letter and Nan - Threadwork Primitives. WDW for the floss. And, no blog, so my e-mail is:

Here's hoping that 2014 brings you and your family much joy...enjoy the CA sunshine, we are expecting snow in PA tomorrow!!

Parsley said...

Gasp...I can't help but giggle but I like S.E.X. hehehehe. I've told my dear husband I will only purchase two patterns and two fabbys this year...he laughed.

I can't wait to show progress on the B.A.P. In our stitch together!

Of course I'd love to be entered and congrats on the blogaversary! Let's follow the rules:
My fav designers are Plum Street Samplers, Threadwork Primitaves, and CCN. Crescent Colours.

Denise said...

Happy New Year and congratulations on 6 years of blogging! Please include me in your awesome giveaway! My favorite designers are Blue Ribbon Design, Little House Needleworks and Black Bird Design. and I choose Crescent Colour for the thread.
I know what you mean about the time - My son got married in July- and I truly got the best daughter in law.
Happy Stitching

Robin said...

What a nice recap post. Yes, a lot has happened for you in the last year alon not to mention, the last six. I hope to shop my stash as much as possible this year and refrain from s.e.x. LOL.
Favorite designers, oh my, how to narrow it down. Bent Creek, Drawn Thread, Blackbird Designs
Favorite floss. WDW

Mouse said...

eeee you could have warned me it was an X rated post hahahahah ... you mentions Sex 3 times in one sentence ROFLMSO ..... congratulations on the 6 years blogging ... and its only a few days after my birthday on the 28th eee I could be lucky :)
so with out further ado ... favourite designers atm hmmm LHN, Blackbird and threadwork primitives subject to change dependent on new designs coming out
thread would be Crescent :)
and finally good luck to all :)
love mouse xxxxxx
ps Happyyyy Stitchy New Year again :)

Emma/Itzy said...

Happy New Year and congratulations on reaching six years :)

I would love to be included please, so many favourite designers but off the top of my head Little House Needleworks, Country Cottage Needlework and Mirabilia! As for the threads probably WDW, only because its the only one I have ever used!

Janice said...

Hi, I'm going to enjoy reading everyone's favorite designers! Yes, please enter me in your generous giveaway! My favorite designers are Plum Street Samplers, The Primitive Hare and Prairie Schooler. Gentle Arts for the floss. My email is

Sheila said...

Happy New Year to you and yours and congrats on your blogaverasy!
I would love to be entered into your very generous giveaway.
Designers- Lila's Studio, With Thy Needle, Blackbird
Any of the threads , love them all.

Linda said...

I have been reading your blog for quite a while but just realized I wasn't a follower. Am now. I would love to be entered in your awesome giveaway. My 3 favorite designers are Diane Arthurs, Ursula Michael and Lizzie Kate. As to the floss, I really prefer just plain old DMC.

Thanks for letting me enter and Happy New Year.

Anne said...

Lol! I had to laugh when I read the acronym SEX!! Very delightful post. It's always neat to read back to your first post and see how far life has come. Wishing you a very happy and productive new year!! I would love to be entered in the giveaway. I have followed you for sometime now and enjoyed reading your posts, getting to know the clan :D Favourite designers, BBD, PPS and PS!! Love Crescent Colours for threads. I might try joining that stitch from stash sal but it is quite the commitment!!

Adrienne said...

Congratulations on your upcoming blogiversary!! I would love to be entered in your giveaway. My favourite designers are Ink Circles, Mirabilia, and LHN. WDW would be my floss choice.

Good luck on your limiting your stash acquisition … I'm terrible at resisting SEX!

Best wishes for a happy new year!

Cath said...

Happy New Year , and Happy Blogoversary to you .
I would love to be entered for your gove away please . I am a follower.
My fave designers are LK , Bent Creek and LHN and I love WDW threads .
Thank you x

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Stitchinowl said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. I have been a follower for quite some time, and hope you are all settled in your new abode in California by now. My favorite designers are LHN, Blackbird Designs, and CCN. I love all of the hand-dyed threads, but my favorite among favorites is Gentle Arts Sampler Threads.
Carolyn, email- rcscg at aol dot com

Cindy's Stitching said...

I have been a follower for years Ma. I would like to join the giveaway. Three favorites, Prairie schooler, LHN, & CCN. Weeks Dye works would be my favorite. I want to wish you a blessed new year.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Years seem to fly by don't they? Congrats on your blogaversary!

CalamityJr said...

Congratulations on six years of blogging. We've all loved reading what you're up to!
What a generous giveaway. Of course I'd love to be entered :). My favorite designers are always changing, but a look at my to-do list tells me that right now they are Silver Creek Samplers, Lizzie Kate and Bent Creek. I haven't met a dyed cross I don't like and I do love surprises, so I won't choose a favorite in this category.
May you and all your family enjoy a happy, healthy and blessed new year!

Catherine said...

So fun to read of all your certainly had a full year with the wedding and the big move! So hard to pick favorite designers ~ there are so many talented ones out there! I guess I will go with BBD, Heartstring Samplery and PlumStreet. And for threads, love them all, but mostly use GAST. Sounds like a fun giveaway ~ I'll be keeping my fingers and toes crossed! Thanks and bet wishes for a wonderful New Years for you and your family!

Shirlee said...

What a fun post! Isn't it amazing what the future holds for us? Things we can never imagine ... like how 6 years ago you were sitting in Vermont starting your blog & now here you are "back home" in California! Congratulations on your 6 years! Of course I would like to be included for a chance to win your very generous giveaway! Let's see ... my 3 favorite designers right now (this is difficult because I like way more than 3) would have to be Lone Elm Lane, My Big Toe, & With Thy Needle & Thread. I choose these 3 because I have almost all the Stacy Nash, BBD, & LHN charts available already : ) As far as floss, I'm lacking in Crescent Colors so would choose those. Wishing you all the best in 2014!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

HAPPY anniversary and Happy New Year!! I just "found" your blog but I would like to enter your give-away anyway!
My three favorite designers are - Renato Parolin, Blackbird Designs and Little House Needleworks
Gentle Art
I look forward to reading your blog this year!!

Barb said...

Wow 6 years and how things have changed for you Ma. I have enjoyed seeing children married and all the other things that come through the years. Hope you continue for many more.. I have followed you if not commented much but I hope I can still enter. My 3 favourite designers are LHN,CCN and With my needle and thread. I am supposed to be on the stash wagon !! So I am hoping I can stick to it ,very much like you comes February and oh dear ,My choice of thread would be Gentle Arts .Anyway hope you and Pa continue to enjoy life and 2014 .

lynda said...

Wow...congratulations on six years blogging! I always enjoy reading your posts, even thought I don't often leave comments...I would love a chance in your giveaway. Three favorite designers? many to choose from...I guess Lizzie Kate, Plum Street Samplers and La-D-Da would be three...I think I will choose Crescent Colours for the thread. Thanks for the chance!
ps. I am thinking of secretly stitching along with you and Deena on your BAPs...I'm pretty sure I have both of them started someplace in my mess of neglected projects!

Kate said...

Happy New Year and congratulations on 6 years of blogging. Had a great giggle reading about your SEX denial and falling off the wagon!
I'd love to be entered into your draw - there are so many fabulous designers but todays three would be LHN, Lizzie Kate & Drawn Thread and my current favourite HD thread is Crescent Colours.

diamondc said...

Dearest Ma Teakettle: Happy Blogaverary, wow time does flyby, I sure would like to be entered into your lovely givaway, I love Blackbird Designs, Crossed Eyed Cricket and Homespun Elegance designers, any thread is my favorite, I love them all.
Thank-you for a chance at a givaway.

Happy Newyear


Sharon said...

Dear Ma! It makes me so happy to visit with you and call you Ma - makes it feel like we're just the bestest of friends! Congratulations on your milestone! I'd love to be entered in your give-a-way. My favorite Designers are Prairie Schooler, Plum Street Samplers and LHN. I love fondling every thread/floss out there....they're all just delicious - with no naughty calories! :)

Sarah Beth said...

Hi Ma..I really enjoy your blog so very much. Please enter me in your giveaway. I would have to say my fav designers are, Karen Kluba from rosewood manor, jbw, and can. For floss I would pick wdw.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Cheers to the years and have a healthy and happy New 2014. Wonderful to see that you are totally enjoying your winter without a generator...well until you have to use it on the 31st. As much as I love to enter into Giveaways I find myself giving away more and more of my own stash simply because we have not figured how to have a 56 hour day. So I wish everyone the best of luck with your wonderful giveaway and may your 26's be filled with your favorite HDF's.
As always

Monica said...

Congratulations on 6 years. That is incredible.
What a great celebration. Please enter me.
My favorite designers: Prarie Schooler, BBD and With Thy Needle and Thread
Floss: Weeks

Great new background. It is looking very fresh!

Chris said...

Happy New Year!! Congratulations on your 6 year Blogaversary! Neat giveaway idea.

FN said...

Hello! I'd love to enter your unique giveaway! I love Prairie Schooler, Blackbird Designs, and Lizzie Kate. Crescent Colors is beautiful floss! Thank you for the chance!

Melissa said...

That's so generous of you, Ma! Let's see my favorites are Lizzie Kate, LHN, and Shepherd's Bush. My favorite threads are any of those. But I seem to use Gentle Arts more than any.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Vicky said...

I would love to enter, I am a follower and have been for a few years now :)

My three fav designers are Lizzie Kate, Joan Elliot and Cross Eyed Cricket.

I prefer good ole DMC :)

Maggee said...

There seems to be a movement afoot to refrain from S.E.X! Ai yi yi! But some of us have S.A.B.L.E. to keep us happy... I think I will have a 7th Blogoversary next month--thanks for reminding me. Would love to be entered in your Giveaway... of course, I have been a follower for quite some time. Favorite designers right this minute are Bent Creek, Lizzie Kate and Jardin Prive. And I would prefer GAST. Happy New Year!

Edgar said...

What a super Gift-a-way!! Please throw my name in the mix.... 3 designers I enjoy are Shepherds Bush, BBD and Plum Street, and a HD floss I enjoy would be GAST - thanks again!!

Mary said...

Neat idea for your gift-away! I'd love to enter...fav designers would be Little House, Plum Street, and Chessie and Me. Crescent or GAST are wonderful!

Glad that you are settled in your new home. We finally are except for the little bit of shifting, hanging the last of the pictures, getting the garage organized. It's a big job, isn't it!

Have a great new year!

Lillie said...

Wishing you an advance Happy Bloggervesary coz I will not be around to do so as we are having a big festivity on this shore of sun and rain only. What a generous giveaway. Please throw my name in . My 3 designers are Prairie Schooler, Blackbird and LHN. As for the HD, my choice is WDW.

Wishing you another great year of stitching and stashing.

Bonnie Brown said...

Happy New Year!!
Please enter me into your giveaway :)
My 3 favorite designers at the moment are Ink Circles, Lizzie Kate, and JBW
I like all the HD floss but will pick Weeks
I do have a blog :)

Laura said...

Happy 2014.
Please include me in your giveaway.
My designers: BBD, TSL and CHS.
Floss: Crescent Colors.

Paula said...

Hi Karyn. Congrats on your Blogiversary. I would love to be included in your generous giveaway. It's hard to choose just three designers but I would probably go with Plum Street Samplers, Pineberry Lane, and Blackbird Designs. Favorite HD is Gentle Arts.
Have a great day!

Kay said...

Wow - 6 years! Congratulations! Thanks for the great giveaway! My favorite designers are Prairie Schooler, Madame la Fee and Lizzie Kate, and the HD would be Crescent Colors. I do not have a blog, so here is my email: kay hilgendorf @ Please close the spaces. Congrats again, and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2014.

geeky Heather said...

Happy blogiversary!! I just followed and added you to my feed reader. =) Oh boy, you know the best needles to use, don't you? Ever since a friend introduced me to Bohin, I won't use anything else.

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. My three favorite designers (this is HARD to pick only three!) are probably Teresa Wentzler, Chatelaine and Moss Creek Designs. Out of those 3 HD, I'd choose Crescent Colors (for the way it stitches, although Weeks' colors may be prettier! =)

Jeanne said...

Guess I might as well throw m hat in the ring Ma. Congrats on your upcoming blogiversary! Gosh I love so many designers....I guess I'll have to choose 3...let's see...I think Carriage House Samplings, Little House Needleworks and The Drawn Thread have to be at the top. For HD threads I guess I use GAST threads the most often so I'll choose them. I'm a follower, have a blog and my email is in my blog profile. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Rhona said...

Happy New Year and congrats on six years of blogging - quite an achievement! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. So, for fav designers...well, that's hard as there are so many wonderful designs. I guess Ink circles, Lavender and Lace and Lizzie Kate. And then I have to own up to the fact that I have never used HD threads...oh, the shame!!!! ;) Heehee, so for me, anything would be wonderful (I'm easy to please!)
Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize.

Linda said...

What a great giveaway and Happy Blogoversary. I would love to be entered in your giveaway and I am a follower. I actually prefer just plain DMC floss.


Linda said...

Sorry, my favorite designers are:
Diane Arthurs
Ursula Michael
Lizzie Kate


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