May 20, 2012

A thank you gift!

EDITED ~ I'm sorry for not stating the offer more clearly.  The offer is for the pillow you see here, not the chart.  My fault for stating it the way I did.  You will get the stitched piece!
Hello all.  What a gorgeous weekend we're having in PA.  I've been working outside, realizing how out of shape I am!  I need to start exercising which is not something I enjoy.  61 next month.  YIKES!!  So I'll make this short and sweet.  To thank everyone for being patient with my ramblings and Lucy foibles, I want to gift one of you with Lydia.  She was an easy stitch for me and I can certainly make another.  I've received so many emails asking if I wanted to sell the chart or if I knew where to find it, so I thought she would be a good offer.  Even though I found my rag, no dusting is being done.  Guess what I've been doing?  Look how cute this mounted and ready for framing old piece looks on this crappy plywood box!  Lydia is in front.
I can attach the piece to the lid with the box closed and stand it like my sliding box which is one of my favorite sampler displays.

So there you go!  If you would like Lydia, leave a comment on THIS POST ONLY.  Open to all!  I'll have Random figure out the winner on Friday the 25th at 9pm.


Enjoy your Sunday ~ hope it's as beautiful as mine.


63 comments:

Ann said...

Marly, I would love to be entered for a chance to win Lydia. Beautiful Sunday here in NW Ohio too. ~Ann

Carla said...

Marly, I would love to be entered for a chance to win! I really like how you have the sampler on the box lid. What a great display!

Shirlee said...

I would love a chance to win Lydia. Thank you : )

Margaret said...

You are so sweet to give away your Lydia! I'd love a chance to win her, of course. I love your display -- so beautiful!

Jen Bailey said...

Pick me! Pick me! LOL!! I'd love a chance at winning Lydia Marly! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Loraine said...

Wow, what a wonderful giveaway. Throw my name in!
I love your box with all of the different samplers. What a great decorating idea, once again. I'm printing this one off for my file too. :)
Have a great day!

Beckyjean said...

I would love a chance to give Lydia a home.

Have a wonderful week~Becky

Lanie said...

Oh Marly, since your posts always bring me a smile, I would love to have one of your charming samplers in my home! But you may have to come along with it to help me display her properly! Thank you for this very generous offer. Happy Sunday to you as well...indeed a glorious one here in the Pittsburgh area!

Barbi said...

Oh Marly! I would love the opportunity to display this in my home!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I would be tickled to have a piece stitched by your fingers! I love that you share all your finishing ideas - many that would never come to my mind. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Melody said...

Hi marly.

I'd love to be included in your drawing. What a great sampler! I love it.

Thanks.
Melody
Bookwomanstitches

Diana said...

I enjoy reading your blog and would love to win Lydia!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Thank you for the chance to win your sweet Lydia. Love your display!

Mouse said...

ooooo would love to be in the running to win your lovely pillow :)and as its your birthday next month could you possible send me your snail mail sooo I can send a card pretty please :) love mouse xxxx

Joanie said...

Gorgeous Sunday in Upstate NY too!

Marly, I would love a shot at Lydia

PS..received the pattern from your ebay auction in great shape. THANK YOU!!!

jan said...

I love the simplicity of Lydia. I turned 61 this past March and have found that I cannot do the counted thread cross-stitch because of vision and the down side of progressive lenses. My eyesight is far from bad, but counting those tiny threads is driving me crazy. i did tons of cross-stitch back in the 80s and 90s on 14 count Adia, so expected this to be easy. NOT! So long story short, I really appreciate any counted thread cross-stitch. Well done.

...jan pjrutledge1@verizon.net

Jo Ann said...

Marly,

Thank you for such a great give-away. I had a dear Aunt Lydia who I loved very much-would love to own this beauty. Please enter me for a chance to win. Thanks, Jo Ann R.

Faye said...

~I just love how you are offering us unique ways to possibly display our samplers...You've got me going around the house looking at baskets and boxes on the chance I can mount a little something to them!!

I'm hoping Lydia can come live with me down here in the Carolinas....She'll love it here!

Take care, Faye

jonette said...

I would love to win Lydia. Love your stitching!

P.J. said...

I've enjoyed following you around your house! Some postings I am tired at the end, but have been there many of time myself; had a pinch of it this morning. Hehehe. Your creative decorating is inspiring. I would be honored at the chance to receive Lydia. Enjoy the rest of this fantastic Sunday.

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Marly,
I would love a chance to be entered to win Lydia. One of my very dear friends back home was named Lydia and I'm so very sad to say that we have lost touch many years ago. The minute you started stitching her, I was reminded of my friend and have started a quest to find her again. Thank you for that special gift most of all.
Donna

Barb said...

As usual, I love the way you arrange things. I would love a chance to win Lydia.

pj said...

Marly, I love how you display your samplers and always come up with some options for us! Samplers have always been my first love in needlework and are more dear to my heart as I age. I would love to stitch Lydia and have her in my home to display. Looks like it wouldn't take too long and I could pass it one to someone else to enjoy!

Thanks for your generosity! Pam in Iowa

TheCrankyCrow said...

OHHHH SQUEAAAAALL!! (Sorry - did that hurt your ears???) I adore your little Lydia and would be pleased and honored to have her in my humble home.... How very, very, generous of you!! Wishing you a day filled with blessings and joys.....I'm about to shut this thing down and head to the basement - bad storms heading this way, and another of those danged ol tornado warnings...... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin (PS - Love the "box displays"......I truly have to get more creative with how I display things....well, first off, I'd have to actually CREATE something to display creatively.....)

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marly ~
I'd love a chance to win one of your stitcheries. (Is that a real word? Spell check doesn't like it!)
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Simple Pleasure said...

Marly
Thank you for your generous giveaway...I would love to be entered.
You have a knack for creating wonderful displays. You've inspired me to take a stroll through my home and try to tweak a few things...this doesn't come easily.
Hope you enjoy a week filled with "me" time.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Marly, I love your hanging Lydia sampler and would be thrilled to have something you have stitched, since this is one of my favorite blogs to read and giggle:)
Enjoy the rest of your beautiful PA day as I will mine, here in Philadelphia!
~Nan

~*Sharee*~ said...

Oh my hun...I would LOVE, LOVE to win this beautiful pillow..:) Please enter me in your giveaway...

Hugs, Shar

Pamela said...

I LOVE Lydia and would love to win her! Thank you for the chance. She is beautiful!

Pam

Ellie's Country Accents said...

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. Your work is beautiful.
Ellie

Deb said...

Oh, I would love a change to win Lydia. And I love what you are doing with your samplers. I love the idea of them mounted on or in boxes!! You're really filling me with some inspiration. Now can you find me some time??

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Marly
I wanted to comment, but DON;T enter me in the giveaway, I stitched Lydia a few years back. I did want to ask you about those duster cloths you talk about, do you have to coat them with endust or anything to use them? Are they washable? I could own stock by now in Swiffer, hehehe, but, gosh, they are so expensive, would love a cheaper but effective way.
Melinda

Penny said...

Please enter me for a chance to win Lydia!! And thanks for the opportunity!
Thanks, also, for the great ideas on ways to display samplers -- I will be trying out some of the unique ways you have shown!

carol fun said...

Thanks for the giveaway - I'd love to give Lydia a new home - I'll take very good care of her!

Karen said...

Hello, I am new to your blog and am reading it like a book. I too started samplers 30 years ago for me and just beginning again. And, my first purchase was Hannah Breed! Way, way before home computers! Still haven't finished her. Are samplers girls? Would love to bring this give away home. Will continue to read about you're works and comedies.

Karen said...

I would love to own Lydia! My shelf is waiting where she will take center stage-lol! Sure hope you pick my name!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Marly!! I would LOVE to be included in your giveaway(actually not included, just entered to win). Just got home from a show tonight and saw your generous offer!! I stopped having birthdays at 40..and started back down. I'm younger than my older son now!! My hubby claims I will be 61 this year too!--Jan

Vanessa said...

It was hot and miserable here today in central Illinois, over 90 and humid. That is definitely NOT my kind of weather, but glad you had a beautiful day. I would love a chance at winning Lydia, so throw my name in the hat.

Linda, NE Iowa said...

Oh, Marly, I would LOVE to win one of your stitched pieces. It would be given a place of honor for all the help you've given me.

Ginny said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing for Lydia. I enjoy seeing all your stitching and the different ways you display it in your home.

Teresa S. said...

Please throw my name in the drawing for Lydia-she is a cutie!

tina said...

I would love to win Lydia. Love your stitching!

Tina from Italy

Chris said...

Hello Marly!
Please put my name in the hat for this sweetie. I would find a wonderful place to hang her in my house :)
Another birthday!! I do know that since I have been exercising when I get up in the morning I am not as stiff as I was. My foot pain is better or non existent now :)
Have a great week, friend.

Bertie said...

What gorgeous displays yet again Marly, divine!!
Forget about birthdays, just accept the presents and the rest is just a number:)))
I think you send the sun to us, gorgeous here too, so lots of gardening!

Helen said...

Please enter me for a chance to win Lydia.

Thanks, Helen

prim_bug said...

Marly,
Can I just tell you that you are the best part of waking up for me. I adore your blog with your great sense of humor and ability to laugh at yourself and let everyone see how we all make mistakes. I would love to be entered to win Lydia. Thanks so much for being such a fun and inspiring blogger to us all. I have my fingers crossed for you on Lucy too!!!! I love to hear the updates. You make us all smile! Thanks again!

Kathy L. said...

Love your blog. I enjoy reading your entries so much. You do lovely work. I would love to have your beautiful pillow, Lydia.

Vera said...

Hi Marly, would love the chance to win Lydia! Thanks for the opportunity. Heading out to Western PA tomorrow!! Vera

Judy said...

What a great opportunity to win your Lydia sampler. I would be honored to display her in my home. Your samplers add beauty and warmth to your decorating!

Judy-heartland stitcher

Sally Marshall said...

I would love to win this chart, this would look good with the others. Thanks Sally

suzette said...

All of your work is beautiful and Lydia is no exception! I really enjoy checking in often and reading your posts...never fails to brighten my day! Thank you so much for sharing a bit of yourself with us!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Pleas enter me in your lovely giveaway!!! What creative displays!

Melissa said...

Oh boy, Marly, trust you to make a beauty out of a "crappy plywood box"! Love it and I love how you displayed your stitching in it!

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thank you.

Patti said...

An early Happy Birthday to you! Please enter me in your generous giveaway!
Blessings, Patti

Carin said...

I would love to enter to make a chance. I just found your blog but what a joy to read it !!
I'm off to read more postings of you and see what wonderful things you have made.

Kaisievic said...

Marly, who needs to exercise when you can stitch so beautifully! Please count me in your great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered into the drawing for Lydia -- loved it the moment I saw it! Your blog is wonderful and I wouldn't miss it. So sorry I missed out on purchasing one of your sampler boxes -- they are so special.
Barbara, vasampler@hotmail.com

Carolyn said...

Ohhh I just love Lydia and would love a chance to win her. I think she would love to come live with me in Texas. :0)

You have a wonderful eye for decorating and displaying your stitched pieces. Thank you for sharing your ideas with all of us.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the offer for Lydia! Bonnie (fortyeightcountstitcher)

Edgar said...

What a super piece - I would love to enter your gift-a-way!! Throw my name in the mix - thx .... edgar

Kay said...

Lydia is beautiful - I have the perfect spot for her!
Thank you for the chance.

Kay said...

What a wonderful giveaway, thank you. I would love to win a piece of your stitching.
ks.eyles@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Hi...Would love a chance to win Lydia. Your work is just so beautiful.

Angee
moosemerry@aol.com

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