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Monday, 6 May 2013

A Giveaway to Start the Week Off Right!!

What better way to start a new week than with a Giveaway, right?  Nicola has graciously allowed me to make a post about a giveaway that I'd like to do on this blog.

This month is my birthday month.  Now, I'm not going to reveal how old I'm going to be - let's just say that, as my children say, I'm older than dirt.  Like I remember black and white TV, records instead of CD's, the Beatles hitting the US and there wasn't even a cell phone.  How did I get along?  LOL  So that's getting up there.  But as I approach my next birthday and my kids ask me what I want - I say nothing.  I have a great life, wonderful husband, fantastic kids, wonderful friends - both in my actual life and in Blogland and enough stash to last me three life times (okay maybe four or five - yikes!).  I truly could ask for nothing more!!  But the stash - well, therein lies the problem.  I'll never get through all of these things I've accumulated and as with what happens to a lot of us, my tastes have changed over the years.  Besides being a stitcher for a long time, I'm also a quilter, so the stash accumulates.  In going through my stash looking for something a couple weeks ago, I decided that I'm surely not going to get through everything that I have.  Like did I mention that I have 75+ Scarlett Letter chart and kits?  Probably not, but that's a lot.  And I keep accumulating them.  Shame on me!  But I realize that my tastes have changed over the years and I'd love to give some things away to people who would love to stitch them or add them to their own stash.  Us stitchers can never have enough stash, right?  So instead of getting presents for my birthday, I would love to give them away.  It's always better to give than receive, isn't it?  So the two Scarlett Letter kits I'd love to give away are:


The Dora Sanger Sampler - and look - the price tag is still attached!!!  The kit includes the chart, linen and DMC threads.  Sorry they're not silk, but I bought this kit before silks became fashionable I think.

The next kit is:


Grace Caitlin's Sampler of 1719 - a beautiful band sampler.  The kit also includes the chart, linen and DMC threads.

If you would like a chance to win one of these, just leave a comment with your choice.  You can even say that you'd like a chance for both of them - that's okay - and your name will be entered for a chance at both of them.


Both kits are unopened and from a smoke-free home.  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post as to which kit(s) you would like.   If you'd like a chance at both, I'll enter you in for both.  The only stipulation is that you are a member of either the Scarlet Letter Blog 1 or 2.

I'll pick two names on Monday, May 20th!!  Good luck!! And hope that everyone has a wonderful week!

And I have to add - and I'm sure that many of us think that same thing - that I'm thanking Nicola each and every day for making her special year special for all of us.  I think that each and every of us have been so inspired by her idea to celebrate her special year with Scarlett Letter samplers and it's given us so much inspiration.  Where else could we see these wonderful samplers in their different states of progress? The close up pictures alone are enough to inspire us to pick up samplers that we never dreamed of doing.    I never realized how beautiful these samplers really were!  Thank you Nicola!


44 comments:

EvalinaMaria said...

Happy birthday and thank you for a wonderful giveaway. I just bought a sheep dog so my choice would be naturally The Dora Sanger Sampler if I'm the lucky one. All the best Deb!

Krista said...

Happiest birthdays to you, Deb!! Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway opportunity. Both samplers are so beautiful so I would be happy to have a chance at either one. Thanks so much!

Sabrina Fechtel said...

Deb, I would love a chance to win one of these samplers!! I love them both so much :). I also have enjoyed this blog more than you can know, never have I been so inspired to not put something aside and just keep stitching!!! We live at least three hours from any stitching store and I never get to see other peoples work or get other people's advice or tips! All these people with the same passion is so much fun! Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these fabulous patterns!!!!!!!

Jonette said...

Happy Birthday!!! Very sweet of you to do this giveaway. I would love to win either one of these beautiful samplers. I too greatly enjoy being a part of this blog. I do not have any stitching friends other than those in blogland so all of you will never know the amount of joy and inspiration you bring me as I check the blogs daily. Happy stitching!

samplerlover said...

Happy Birthday Deb. You are right, Nicola's idea of having this group is wonderful. It's lovely to be able to share what we do with the friends that we have made.

For dome strange reason, I would like to throw my hat in for Grace Caitlin. Have never done a band sampler before.

Debbie Bauer said...

Happy Birthday Deb. I even remember running out to feed the milk deliveryman's horses sugar cubes. Omg that sure dates me!
I would love a chance to win either sampler. Both are lovely.

Margaret said...

Well happy birthday, Deb!! And thank you for the giveaway too! Now how can you say you have too much stash? Is that possible? Nah! lol! Anyway, I'd love to be in the drawing for both pieces. They are both nice!! Thanks again!!

Nikki said...

Hi Deb...I would like to try for the Grace Caitlin's Sampler of 1719 kit. Don't feel bad, I am older than dirt too!!! I remember all those things too, Happy Birthday.

Nikki

Kim said...

Happy birthday month, Deb!! We won't discuss stash...or the associated guilt! We will just celebrate your birth month instead! ;o) I would love a chance at Grace Caitlin! She's been on 'my list'! Thanks for sharing!!

Vera said...

Happy Birthday Deb and thanks for a great give-away. From your post I'm guessing we're both around the same dirt-age!! I'd love a chance at either sampler. Thanks! And, I agree, that Nicola's idea was super. What a fun year it has been...and must continue. Hope your day is wonderful.

Faye said...

Happy happy birthday month Deb!!!! I'm older than dirt too, so isn't that something???? :). I'd love the chance at either kit.... I love DMC and knowing it was from you would make me smile!.... Thanks for being so generous!!!!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Deb. This is just so thoughtful of you. What a wonderful giveaway. I love both of the patterns, they are both so special. I too just love Nicola's SL year. Seeing all these beautiful samplers being stitched and "meeting" all these wonderful stitchers is a real inspiration. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Sue El Anani said...

Happy Birthday Deb. My birthday is this month too and won't go into my age either lets just say I don't get carded any more. I would love a chance at either sampler they are both beautiful. Now have a great Bday

Tatyana (tookie) said...

Happy birthday , Deb! And happy every other day!
This giveaway is such a generous gift form you to all of us. I really can't choose which one I love more. So please sign me in for both.

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Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday Deb. What a thoughtful thing to do. I would love to go into the draw for Dora. The surname Sanger is connected with Gloucestershire where I live. Sangar won the Nobel for chemistry in 1980.

Angie Burrett said...

Oh dear, I meant to edit and not delete my comment! Never mind - I would love the chance of sewing Grace Caitlin - I have not sewn a band sampler before and this one looks gorgeous. Happy Birthday Deb - enjoy your special day when it arrives!!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

a very generous offer, please enter me in for both kits they are both lovely - hope you have the best birthday ever : )

HollyXSing said...

Happy Birthday Month, Deb! This is so nice of you to do! Giveaways are a blast...It's so much fun!

Of course I would like to win both, but Grace would be my first choice!

Thank-you again and Happy Birthday...I am as old as dirt, too!!!!!

-Holly in VA

Carolann Dunaske said...

Happy Birthday!!! As long as I'm still on 'top' of the dirt I'm happy. Whoever wins the charts will remember you and your birthday giveaway always. My sister lives nearby and I would love to make her 'Dora Sanger'. Thanks so much for your generosity.

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Deb!!! Thank you so much for the giveaway. I would like to be included for Dora Sanger. Thanks again.

Dawn M

Laura said...

Firstly congratulations on your birthday, no matter how many years do it.
Thank you for your generosity.
Ami I like Grace Catlin's Sampler.
I hope to be lucky.

Robert said...

How generous of you to give away a couple of great kits. I really like the Grace Caitlin's Sampler of 1719. I agree that his blog was a great idea and I hope that we can continue even after the year to see all of the great projects that everyone is working on. Happy stitching and a very Happy Birthday!

Louise said...

This is a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for letting us share your birthday !
Grace Catlin is high on my list so that would eb my choice.

Happy Birthday!

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woolwoman said...

Hope May is a month of celebration for you Deb! thank you for your generous offer on the SL kits. I would love a chance to win Dora Sanger - what a neat sampler - another I have not noticed before. SABLE = Stash Above Beyond Life Expectancy or at least that is the way I've heard it described - Love it ! Live it ! I think many of us here do live the SABLE-life. Thanks Melody

Babs in Alabama said...

Hope your birthday month is the happiest ever. You sound so content where you are in your life and that inspires me more than you know. I'd settle for either kit in the drawing. Being older than dirt ought to slow down stash enhancement but seems it speeds it up just like the aging process, lol.

Jane Steen said...

I've been reading this blog all year but I've yet to start a Scarlet Letter project. I have a Pinterest board full of the ones I like, though!

Winning either of these kits would be a great way to get started. Thanks for your generosity.

Terri said...

I would love a chance at the Grace Caitlin sampler and I am a member of this blog.

Happy Birthday!!! :-)

Theresa said...

I would love to win either kit, they are so lovely!

I'm on blog two : )

THANK YOU!

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday. I would love to be included in the giveaway for Grace Caitlin Sampler.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Happy Birthday and thank you for the generous give away! If it is any consolidation, I am also old as dirt--I also remember the things you mentioned!

I would love to win either kit.

I am a member of Blog 1

Loraine said...

Hi my friend! Happy Birthday to you indeed! I know it will be a great year for you.
What a sweet offer to give away such wonderful kits. I would love to see your stash someday! Someone will be very lucky indeed. I actually love both of these samplers, so toss my name in. I'll be anxious to see who wins. Have a great one!
Hugs to you.

Marlene said...

How sweet and wise of you to do this! I would like a chance at winning the Grace Catlin's Sampler.
Thank you.

Inguna said...

Deb thank you for being so generous! I like both samplers and do not have any of them. But please include me for Grace Caitlin's Sampler.

And of course - happy birthday! May is such a beautiful month to celebrate.

Bhooma said...

Deb, Happy birthday. I don't have neither one of these. Bu please include me for Grace Caitlin kit.

Debjabo said...

Belated Birthday wishes, hope you had a great day!
Thank you so much for your generous offer - I love them both and would be more than pleased to welcome Dora or Caitlin into my to do lineup.
Deb

Debjabo said...

Belated Birthday wishes, hope you had a great day!
Thank you so much for your generous offer - I love them both and would be more than pleased to welcome Dora or Caitlin into my to do lineup.
Deb

Marsha said...

Happy ! I'm like dirt too. I really like Grace Caitlin.

Sharon H said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful way to celebrate - with all of your friends!

You are generous in your offering - I love the Dora Sanger sampler. It is very different from the ones I usually pick (17th century band samplers) but it has a lovely house and I love the fact that there are sheep in the front yard. Idyllic!

Sharon H

Ellen said...

Wonderful samplers! I would like to try my luck with Dora Sanger, thank you!

Happy Birthday!

Hugs,

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday Month to you! I remember many of the things you cited. :)

I'd love a chance to win either!

Rebecca in TN said...

Happy Birthday! I would love a chance to win either sampler- they are both beautiful!

Michele said...

Happy Birthday to you. Hope I am not too late to enter this but with the time difference I may be ok. I would love to be entered for both of the charts. Grace, because she is on my hit list and Dora, because I have never seen her before.

Thanks Happy Birthday