Sunday, 4 November 2012


....well actually it's 153 followers.  So time for a giveaway...YAY!!!

I don't know what on earth has gone on with the poll in my sidebar.  It really is playing up and now I apparently I have no votes at all...not even the one I did myself to try it out to see if it was actually working.

Anyway the most popular idea seemed to be something made by me...honestly has nobody seen my finishing??? Therefore I will make a winner a little stitched 'something'.  I'm not going to say what because I need you to tell me what you like.

So if you would like to 'win' a 'something' from me, please answer the following questions.
  1. favourite designer
  2. favourite colour(s)
  3. favourite season
  4. favourite themes
  5. stitchy likes and dislikes - anything at all (apart from frogging - we all hate that!!)
I'm going to ask that you don't post about this giveaway on your blog as I would like it to be open to the people who actually read my blog, support me, comment, inspire me, force me to stitch lovely designs that they put on their blog (mentioning no names, Jo!) etc etc.

To enter just leave a comment on this post before Sunday 11th November.  I will choose a winner on Monday 12th to allow for time differences affecting when people read.

Now obviously as I am going to tailor the 'something' especially to your likes/dislikes it won't be with you on Tuesday!  Please give me time to make it!!!  Oh and if there are any finishes you really don't like or perhaps would like to own, let me know!


Christine said...

I'd love to be included in your giveaway. Thank you.
Hmm, favourite designers - too many to list really, I'm more likely to choose by individual design than by designer
Favourite colours - I love strong bright jewel toned colours and earthy autumn colours, not really a pastel person
Favourite season - Autumn
Favourite themes - samplers, alphabets, quaker type designs, some prim stuff and florals
Likes and dislikes - I love hardanger and speciality stitches, and I really don't go for cute, twee or Disney type designs, or funny little slogans
Fussy aren't I?

stitcheranon said...

I would love to be included, thank you xx
favourite designer too many to mention
favourite colour(s)fine with most but hate purple
favourite season Christmas lol
favourite themes Again that would be christmas
Likes and dislikes: mmmm: cant think of any dislikes: I like anything that the stitcher has genuinly enjoyed making so just go for it lol xxxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Haha I got a name check!

Ok, here goes for the answers -
Fave Designer - Teresa entzler - oops there goes my chance of winning if I force you to make a TW ornie! So I'll say I also like Just Nan and Joan Elliott too. (And Nora Corbett, but she's a big one too!)
Fave Colour - Berry colours from reds to purples
Fave Season - Autumn then Winter
Fave Themes - Hallowe'en
Likes - Sampler style stitching, cottages, fantasy, cats, chocolate
Dislikes - Disney, cute characters, dogs, people who don't put chocolate in giveaways (oops, there goes my chance of winning again!)

Congratulations on 150 followers

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

ps, my "w" button is missing from my keyboard, I have to copy and paste it in each time and forget the capital one in Teresa's name!

Anyone know of a Giveaway for a new laptop?

CalamityJr said...

How fun! That's a lot to cover, so I think I'll just try to do a quick summary. I tend to like whatever anyone else makes, haha. I do love snowmen and sheep, birds and words (including fun or inspirational sayings). Most colors make me happy, but blues, purples and yellows top the list. I love spring, though it's fun to decorate for all times of the year (not as big on Halloween as most bloggers I read, though). Designer-wise, I love My Big Toe, but haven't found a designer yet who hasn't made something I want to stitch so it's hard to choose beyond that. I've stitched mostly large, framed gifts, so my home is lacking in the small things the rest of you decorate with, so I love anything stitchy (except frogs, as you so wisely said). Don't think this was so short, after all, but here 'tis, and thanks for hosting a fun giveaway. Congratulations on over 150 followers!

Robin said...

What a nice thing to do. Now let's see, my favorites.....

Favorite color - turquoise
Favorite designer - hmm, that's hard, it is a toss up between Ellen Chester and Jeannette Douglas.
Favorite season - I love the change of all seasons but my fave holiday is Thanksgiving
Favorite theme - gosh, how are we supposed to narrow it downtown one? I guess I will say Halloween since it has just passed.

Linda said...

Hi Sharon. What a great giveaway.
1. Diane Arthurs
2. Green
3. Spring/Fall
4. Anything
5. Anything - I don't have any hand made stitchy items, so I would be happy with anything.

Thanks, Linda

geeky Heather said...

Congrats again on the followers!! Here are my answers...
1. favourite designer - Ooo, I have a lot. Teresa Wentzler, Rae Iverson, Just Nan, Laura Perin....
2. favourite colour(s) - blue!
3. favourite season - Spring (and Summer)
4. favourite themes - squirrels (I realize they fit better with Fall, but I don't like Fall, sadly), flowers, fairies, I have pretty diverse tastes!
5. stitchy likes and dislikes - I'm not a big fan of Aida or overly cutesy designs. But like I said, I have pretty diverse tastes!

Thank you for the giveaway!

McKenna C. said...

Congrats on all the followers! I'd love to be included in your giveaway!

My favorite designers: Lizzie*Kate and Joan Elliott
My favorite colors: blue, purple, green, and brown
My favorite season: Autumn
My favorite themes: food, houses/cottages, animals, and holidays

Likes: ornaments, smalls, pieces with words

Dislikes: dull colors, biscornus

Again, congrats on the followers!!

Bev said...

congrats on the followers! i have to say its really ahrd and i had to think but here goes

favourite designer. i have two bothy thread ( cut thru and nora corbett ( mermaids)
favourite colours, i would say mermaid greens and blues, teal etc
season, i love them all each for a different reason, but i love christmas everything about it, the shopping the giving the tree the baking and the family and the kids.
Themes, well its mermaid i love them ( or christmas lol)
stitchy likes/dislikes. well i love fabrics but i hate aida and i love the fact that stitchers are people who are friendly and generous ,i also hate running out of a colour but i love it when its done , i also dont like biscornus (i really dont get what you do with them after) and i love ornaments

Again congrats on heres to another 150 followers

Kaisievic said...

Please count me in! I would love to win something made by you!

Now, to for my answers:
1. Favourite designer: (oh so many!) but maybe Country Cottage Needlework or Little House Needlework or Lizzie Kate, please
2. Anything except yellows
3. Anything really - but maybe Autumn or Winter
4. hearts, houses, samplers, Henry VIII
5. I like most everything although I do not like "twee" designs.

Many thanks, Kaye

Nicola said...

Well here goes

favourite designer - Victoria Sampler
favourite colour(s) reds
favourite season summer
favourite themes hearts
stitchy likes speciality stitches
Dislikes aida

Sonya said...

Congratulations on the followers! (I have no idea if I count as one, your blog is in my google reader, I've never managed to work out any other way of following. So I may be a +1...)

Favourite designer: At the moment, probably Sweetheart Tree or Ink Circles
Favourite colour: green, also jewel tones generally
Favourite season: Early spring (probably. No doubt I'll change my mind tomorrow)
Favourite themes: Not sure. I quite like band samplers at the moment, but really it's whatever takes my fancy at the time!
Likes and dislikes: I like specialty stitches and variety, and dislike endless backstitch for finishing a picture (but I love watching it really come to life, which is what gets me through it).

Caitlin Jordan said...

1. favourite designer - ummm maybe ink circles or Joan Elliott at the moment.
2. favourite colour(s) - PURPLE :D
3. favourite season - Spring when the Jacarandas come into bloom.
4. favourite themes - fairies, mythical, patterns.

5. stitchy likes and dislikes - I like colour, so some of the designs with dull colours I find kinda boring. Other than that I love pretty much everything.

Thank you so much for this giveaway and congrats on 153 followers :D

Lesleyanne said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you for the chance.
2. Blue/Pink/Lilac
3. Christmas
4. Snowmen/Santa
5. Not keen on hardanger but otherwise pretty easy.

Shaunterria Owens said...

Congrats on 150 followers! Here's my giveaway entry :)

1. I like too many to list here, although I do seem to enjoy Lizzie*Kate, LHN, CCN, Pine Mountain Designs and By the Bay designs consistently.
2.Jewel tones! Rich reds, blues, greens and golds.
3. Autumn is my favorite season, with winter a close second.
4. I love holiday stitches - any holiday really :) Seasonal stitches are my faves too.
5. I like aida and evenweave, overdyed and DMC...I guess the only things I don't like are overly religious stitches.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway, I hope I win :)