Nicola hosted a double Giveaway to celebrate my Birthday. There were two charts up for grabs; Joanna Warren and the Manifesto. Joanna was ever so slightly more popular! But mostly because several people are already stitched Manifesto.
I had a lovely Birthday, plenty of computer time and stitching time too while the boys were at school. We had a chocolate cake for tea and I received more than one box of chocolates as presents! I treated myself to some stitching stash and some of my blogging friends sent presents too. You can see the photos on my own blog here - Birthday Review.
One gift I did not show on that post because I wanted the Scarlet Letterers to be the first to see it was this gorgeous present from Nicola:
Isn't it just the most beautiful sewing box ever? I'm keeping my special silks and perle in it at the moment. Nicola sent me some silks too. I do have a little decision to make now. The two apetures are designed to have a stitched piece mounted in them. Each is just under 4 x 6 inches so I need two complimentary pieces that size or one piece 8 x 6 that I could stitch in two parts. Any ideas from the Scarlet Letter catalogue?
Laura won one of these boxes in the June draw here, I hope she loves hers as much as I love mine!
In that post Nicola shared pictures of how she does the monthly draw. She uses cut up pieces of paper, some people use random number generators, some say "pick a number" to whoever is passing, some roll dice. I use playing cards. If there are up to 13 people in the draw I use all of one suit and choose one card at random. More than 13, add a suit upto 53 people (someone gets to be the Joker!).
So for the Manifesto draw I shuffled some Spades and chose
I then added some more Spades and some Diamonds for my namesake Joanna Warren and chose
Congratulations to both the winners. Please contact Nicola with your postal addresses and she will arrange to have the charts sent to you.
I'm sure most of you are now aware we will be continuing with the blogs after February 2014 and for the foreseeable future too. This has been the most amazing year for everyone involved. So many new friendships, so much new stash, so many designs added to our "Must Stitch" lists. It only leaves me to say
Thank You and see you all still here in 2016 for MY Scarlet Letter year for MY 50th Birthday!
I might just about finish my sampler by then...