Jun 14, 2013

Offering

Hello people.  Been really busy the last few days and I'm on my way to a graduation party, but wanted to get this posted.  Because of the upheaval in the house, I decided to offer something that doesn't have to be painted, printed, sized, sanded, or stained.  How about this?
My first chart, 13" x 18" piece of Scarlet Letter's 30 count unbleached linen, the floss necessary, osnaburg for the lining, a piece of the olive brown corduroy for the back, and the leather for the drawstring.  OK?
Now I'll tell you the good news I mentioned earlier, and the reason for a celebration.  My cousin in CA with the massive stroke, is going home with help, on June 22.   I didn't want to say anything until it actually happened because of a possible setback, but I'm thinking positively!  Her right arm is not usable, she is speaking better, and is trying very hard to walk with a cane.  Because of the right arm, she is unable to use a walker which would be so much safer.  She has worked so hard and will continue with daily therapy.  They remodeled her home for easier access and she will try her best to prove she can stay there.
So.  If you would like to be included in the kit giveaway, please leave your name on THIS POST ONLY, with your name or initials if you are no-reply.  Oh heck, leave it even if you aren't.  The drawing will be in one week on June 21 at 8pm.  Someone please remind me.
I've got to run now!
Thanks for visiting!  Have a great and safe weekend.
 
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146 comments:

Carolyn said...

Oh my goodness! You are published! This is beyond adorable. I just love it and would love to be included in your drawing. I love the sack idea. Awesome way to finish off the super cute sampler.

Thank you for the chance!

karen said...

I would love to be included in your drawing. What a wonderful giveaway!
Thanks, Karen F

Lillian Carol said...

Fantastic giveaway, Marly! I am so hoping I win. Congrats on your sampler design. It is wonderful to hear such good news about your cousin in CA. too!
Lillian Carol

Sharon Ruffner said...

I follow your blog faithfully but alas am a lurker only. Not today! Please enter me in your drawing. Your pattern is fabulous just like the pears. Great news about your cousin!!! Sharon. Skruffner@windstream.net

Joanie said...

I love this idea and I would love to be part of your giveaway!

Praise God for your cousin's good news! I will continue to keep her in my prayers.

Joanie
Mikes1mom@gmail.com

Bonnie said...

Marly please enter me in your drawing . I would love to win the kit for your adorable bag.
Thanks
fortyeightcountstitcher@yahoo.com

KimM said...

Wonderful Give away! Thank you -

Kim M

Laura said...

You like your cousin's better.
I scored the giveaway.

oldecrow said...

Oh please enter my name in your wonderful giveaway! I sure hope that you will offer this as a pattern( just in case I don't win!) I love this sampler bag.
Thanks so much,
Wanda
Olde Crow Mercantile

Parsley said...

I do hope your cousin recovers!

Please enter me.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marly, please enter me in your wonderful giveaway, Francine.

Margaret said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! Thanks, Marly. You're a sweetheart. I'm sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers for your cousin.

Solstitches said...

I'd like to enter the draw for this wonderful design please.
I absolutely love your finishing idea for the bag.
I hope your cousin will continue to make a good recovery.
Margaret

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Congratulations and well wishes to your cousin.

backporchcarver said...

Prayers for your cousin are coming your way from Canada. My husband has had several minor strokes in the past few weeks so I know how scary it is. hope she has a full recovery!What a wonderful giveaway you are having, your first published design, so very cool.It looks delicious for sure, I am hoping I will be doing the happy dance. b2405@telus.net

Diane Gill said...

Marly,

So happy to hear that your cousin is doing much better. My prayers are with her. I love your blog and I adore your bag. Thanks for the wonderful offering.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Oh, how clever are you? What a brilliant giveaway. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks so much. Irene xxx

Clare said...

Hi Marly. Congrats for your published pattern. I love the wording in lovely sampler bag.I would love to be in for your giveaway of this lovely kit. I read your blog often so have your cousin in my prayers,may Gods blessing of healing continue.

Jodi S said...

I would love a chance at your first chart! I love it! Good luck with your cousins continued recovery. I am sure she is feeling good being able to go home.

MeandtheBees said...

What a great give-a-way, thanks, I'd love to be included. Most importantly, it's great that your cousin is going home - we all feel better at home. Sandy

samplerlover said...

Oh Marly, i so hope that things turn out wonderful for your Cousin and that she is able be as independent as she can be. My Dad has had a few strokes and is ok, but his brother not so. He gets around in a motorised scooter.

I so love your new piece and would love to go into the draw:-) - Sandra.

Merry Wind Farm said...

I can't believe you got this cranked out already! Beautiful! I would love to be included in the giveaway. When will this be available to purchase for those of us who don't win?

Great news that your cousin is coming home, she'll feel so much better being in her own home.

Melinda

Mary said...

Oh Marly. what a fabulous give away! Please put my name in the pot, I'd be thrilled with it.

So glad you have good news from your cousin.

Helen said...

I am glad to hear everything is going well.

Please enter me in your generous drawing for the sampler bag kit. Hopefully I'll be lucky........

Helen G in Michigan

Simple Pleasure said...

Marly
This is such fabulous news about your cousin...I will continue to prayer for her recovery!
Thank you for offering this generous giveaway...the BEST part is that it is your own design!!!!!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Patti said...

Congratulations on you first pattern! Absolutely lovely!so glad to hear about your cousin too. Please enter me in your generous giveaway.
Blessings, Patti

Ellen S said...

I love that pattern!! What a cute bag...please enter me in your drawing!! WOW!!

Ellen S

Ellen S said...

I love that pattern!! What a cute bag...please enter me in your drawing!! WOW!!

Ellen S

Pamela said...

What a wonderful giveaway! And what good news about your cousin being able to go home!! Congratulations on your first published design. I would love to enter for a chance.
Thank you!!!!!
Pam

Rugs and Pugs said...

How wonderful to hear your cousin is going home. Hopefully she can recover better in comfortable, familiar surroundings.
I'd love to be entered in your give-away.
Hugs :)
Lauren

bob robert said...

Congrats!! You are such a generous person. macnro@ct.metrocast.net

Teri Cunnington said...

YAY, so glad to hear about your cousin, Marly! You are very talented, please include my name in your offering.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Good news from Cali! I hate strokes - they sneak up and mess up your life. I love love love your pattern! Pick me pick me!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Good news from Cali! I hate strokes - they sneak up and mess up your life. I love love love your pattern! Pick me pick me!

pj said...

Such great news in this post!!! Super happy for your cousin....and positive thoughts can make it happen! Thanks for the chance to win your first chart/kit!!! Exciting! I sure hope I win. pjstitcher

pj said...

Such great news in this post!!! Super happy for your cousin....and positive thoughts can make it happen! Thanks for the chance to win your first chart/kit!!! Exciting! I sure hope I win. pjstitcher

Vera said...

Oh Marly! What great news about your cousin...that's wonderful. I would love to be included in your drawing. Thank you. Have fun at the party!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marly,
So nice to hear good news. Sending best wishes to your cousin.
Jenny Wright

Carol said...

Marly, that's such wonderful news about your cousin.I hope she will continue to get better every day. I love your sampler bag and would love to be included in the drawing.

stitchinpeanut said...

Please add my name to this giveaway... What a wonderful package... Love this! Wishing all the best for cousin... How awesome that she is doing so well! She is blessed!

Trudy Moye said...

Thanks so much for the give away . Please add my name to the pot...Trudy

Shelly said...

I'm a lurker who loves your pears and now this bag?! Oh my! You are very talented at this. I'd like to be a part of your giveaway. Thank You!

Campbo41@q.com

Teri Cunnington said...

Great news about your cousin, Marly! Please enter me in your give away. You certainly are a talent!

Teri Cunnington said...

Great news about your cousin, Marly! Please enter me in your give away. You certainly are a talent!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marly - good news about your cousin! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway!
Nancy M

Catherine said...

What wonderful news for your cousin and what a wonderful giveaway ~ please count me in ~ I love this project!

Ellen said...

Love your sampler sack! Sure would love to win this kit, thank you for the chance!

Great news for your cousin, hope she gets better and better!

Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to hear of your cousin's progress. Thank you for sharing that. I love your sampler & thank you for a chance at the give-away!
Maureen
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

quiltygirl1 said...

I will buy if I do not win! Seriously, you could sell these!

Jonette said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

quiltygirl1 said...

I forgot to say I am Ruth Anne at rashorter@embarqmail.cm. seriously you could sell this cute kit! I am going to b in a cast for 6-8 weeks and kits are the best thing!

~*Sharee*~ said...

I am very happy about your cousin hun; Please enter me in your drawing...
LOVE this design so much.

Hugs, Shar

Pam in IL said...

So glad to hear the good news about your cousin. Love your sampler design!

Sharon said...

That is cause for celebration. Praying your cousin will continue to improve! Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

SharLynn29@aol.com

Penny said...

That's wonderful news about your cousin, Marly! I will keep her in my prayers. What a wonderful offer! I would love to be entered. :)

Jubama said...

What a great give-a-way, thanks, I'd love to be included !
Thanks !

linny said...

Really great giveaway. Please include me in the draw. I would love to win it. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Deborah said...

I love the sampler and would love to be entered in your giveaway. Glad your cousin is doing better.

Barb said...

Wonderful news about your cousin-a great fighting spirit! Please add my name , I love that bag.

Teresa S. said...

What wonderful news about your cousin! Good news indeed!
And your first official pattern is a doozie! If I don't win it, I sure want to buy it.
Congratulations!

cathy said...

I m verry happy for your cousin; it's a good neuw. I love this bag; it's very beautiful; add my name pleause;

Dianne said...

I would love to be lucky enough to win! count me in...you are so generous with your give-aways and charts! thanks!

Angie Burrett said...

Wonderful positive news of your cousin, and I pray all goes well on her return home.
What a fantastic give away - please include me!
I always enjoy your blogs - your enthusiasm is infectious!!

Véro22 said...

What a wonderful giveaway!!!

I would love to be included in your drawing.
thanks
Vero

Carole said...

Great news about your cousin....they live in Roseville?...

bluetit said...

goods news good day
maybe in your drawing..
thanks and kiss from Burgundy

butterfly said...

Lovely giveaway would love to enter.
Good news about your cousin, I lost my mother to a stroke I wish they could come up with a cure real soon.
Also my best friend just lost her son only 37 with a stroke a few weeks ago, it hits any age group.
Thank you.

Denise SA said...

Such good news about your cousin. Hope everything goes well for her. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Anonymous said...

You are so generous! Thanks for offering this wonderful package. Great to hear that your cuz is coming home!!

Mindy L

P.J. said...

Hurray for your Cousin!!! Keeping the good vibes going her way. Please include me in this celebration.

P.J. Laney
Porcupine Needle

DebbieSFL said...

Thank Goodness your cousin is better!!!
And I would love to be in the drawing for your wonderful pattern--love the sack finishing idea!

Thanks, Debbie beestitchin1@yahoo.com

Ann said...

Congratulations. Please include main this celebration. It would be wonderful to have this kit to wing it's way to Sydney.

Pat said...

Oh wow! Great news about your cousin!
Thanks for a generous giveaway.

Ms A said...

How delightful! Please enter me in your giveaway!
Glad to hear your cousin is coming home!

Cheri
Indianapolis IN

Ms A said...

How delightful! Please enter me in your giveaway!
Glad to hear your cousin is coming home!

Cheri
Indianapolis IN

Mouse said...

ohhh excellent news :) glad to hear that she is going home at last and she will improve more there too ... :)
way to go on the publishing too ... would love to be able to win your chart and extras .... :)good luck to all who enter too :) love mouse xxxxxx

sandi s said...

That is wonderful news about your cousin. I hope she does well. Thank you for the giveaway. Sandi s

Shirlee said...

I am so excited to hear such good news about your cousin!!! I will continue praying that she get better & better each day! Please do include me for a chance to win your very beautiful & generous giveaway!

Hugs,
Shirlee

Sherry said...

Congratulations! I love that chart! I would love to be entered for the drawing. Good news about your cousin too! I hope all goes well for her.

Merilde said...

Hi Marly, So glad you have good news about your cousin. She sounds like a fighter! This is a lovely give-away. Please enter my name! I love the design and congrats on your 1st published chart!
Lori
LoriDE454@gmail.com

Kathy L. said...

Love your first design. Please enter me for a chance to win. When will they be available to purchase?

Glad to hear the good news about your cousin. It's always best to be home.

Kathy

Eugenie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!
if international can apply for the giveaway I do!!! Love It
All the best to your cousin.
kisses from France.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely bag. I would appreciate being entered into your drawing. Thank you

Susan said...

Such good news on your cousin. Good wishes on her continued recovery.

Kay said...

Thank you for an amazing giveaway, i would love to be included.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Annmarie said...

How very generous and I would love to do this great piece -Thanks Annmarie

Anonymous said...

What encouraging news about your cousin. I think the idea of the sampler sack is too cute. Please enter me in your drawing.
Sherri R in Florida

connie said...

Wonderful giveaway.please add my name Connie R

Carol said...

I'm so proud of you, Marly! I don't think you have any idea of how talented you are in terms of design... You just have a great eye for it!! Congratulations on your first "for-sale" piece--I know it will be a big seller :)

(No need to enter me as I've already been blessed with one of your giveaway wins!!)

MaryT said...

Love the chart please add me for your giveaway. Happy to hear that your cousin is doing better.

Mary Louise in IN

Louise said...

I love your pattern! Thanks for the giveaway. And great news about your cousin.
Louise in France

Paula said...

Marly, Great news about your cousin! It's always good to hear of recovery.
I would be honored to have your first amazing published chart. (I have the pears).
Please throw my name into the giveaway.
Have a great day!
Paula

Sheri said...

Very good news about your Cousin. Recovering from a stroke can be a long process. Please enter me in your drawing, but hope you still offer the chart in the future!

Sheri

Sheri said...

Very good news about your Cousin. Recovering from a stroke can be a long process. Please enter me in your drawing, but hope you still offer the chart in the future!

Sheri

Anonymous said...

Good news about your cousin and glad everyone has a positive attitude about her recovery. She can do it!

Please enter me in your very generous drawing. I, too, was disappointed that SANQ's sampler bag was a sampler folded in half. Love your design. Barbara (bbr)

Kim said...

LOve! Your give away is amazing give away!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Krissy B. said...

OH MY!! OH MY!! I WOULD LOVE TO DO THIS KIT!! I HOPE YOU ALL RALLY AROUND AND KEEP HER SPIRITS UP. SHE CAN GET BETTER WITH HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION. GOD BLESS!! KRISSY B.

Krissy B. said...

OH MY!! OH MY!! I WOULD LOVE TO DO THIS KIT!! I HOPE YOU ALL RALLY AROUND AND KEEP HER SPIRITS UP. SHE CAN GET BETTER WITH HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION. GOD BLESS!! KRISSY B.

melodyr said...

I would love to be included in your drawing, I love the pattern.

Thank you,

Melody in Fl

CJM said...

Love everything you do! You are a gifted lady. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.

Anonymous said...

I would love to that piece
Please enter my name in your
drawing
Thank You for the chance
Have a good evening and I hope
that your cousin will recover
Darlene North

Mary said...

Such wonderful news about your cousin. Strokes affect each person in a different way, but therapy can help. speaking from person experience, my dad and husband. It comes done to your will and support, it sounds like she has both. Love the new sampler design, enter my name.

Ronnie said...

Good news about your cousin! The pattern is great, I would like to be in the drawing, thanks for sharing!

Ronnie said...
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Dede said...

Great news about your cousin. Strokes are so devastating. My father had several before he passed away. Luckily he was able to be home and was mobile. He worked very hard to gain back some of what he lost in the use of his arm. Tell your cousin to stay strong!
Wonderful giveaway--please include me too! Dede from Monrovia

Kate said...

Great news to hear about your cousin being well enough to go home - hopefully that will speed the recovery, it's always good to be in your own environment.
Love the pattern and would love to be entered into your drawing.

Lou said...

I'm glad you have good news about your cousin! Please include me in your drawing!

Lou

Pamela said...

Please include me in your drawing. I love your design!

Irish46 said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful gift. The design is lovely.

Irish46 said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful gift. The design is lovely.

Janice C. said...

Marly, congratulations on your new pattern, it is lovely, love it. So happy to hear your cousin is doing better too. I enjoy your blog so very much. Thanks so much for having this give away and all your other patterns you have shared.

mray said...

I am a faithful follower and admire your creativity! Genuinely hope your cousin continues to improve and gains strength in her own surroundings. Please add my name to your generous giveaway.

M.Grazia said...

Hi Marly, please enter me in your wonderful giveaway,M.Grazia from Italy

Mónica Silva said...

Marly, congratulations on your new pattern, it is lovely, love it. So happy to hear your cousin is doing better too. I enjoy your blog so very much. Thanks so much for having this give away and all your other patterns you have shared.
Hugs

suzrckme said...

I am so happy to have found you on Pinterest! My thoughts and prayers for your cousins continued recovery.
I love the pattern and bag....just precious. Please enter me in the drawing. Happy Sunday.

Peggy Lee said...

I am so glad to hear the good news! So many prayers have been said on her behalf and I know they will continue as she finally goes home.

Awesome giveaway! I'd be honored to receive your first chart and all the goodies to make it. Please include me.
Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Love the bag, thanks for the chance
ivygreene

Judy said...

What a fantastic give away! I would love to be entered. Fantastic design and kit. What great news about your cousin.

Thanks,
Judy heartland stitcher

Natasha said...

Wishing your cousin the best on her recovery!!

Please do enter me in the drawing what a fantastic design, I am a sucker for alphabets :) Thank you
Natasha
gbsgurl27@aol.com

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Hope there was good weather and fun at the party! Thanks for the opportunity to win your first design project! Best Wishes and quick recovery thoughts for your cousin.

Diane P. said...

Love the bag--thanks for the giveaway.

Michele Washburn said...

The good news about your cousin was good to hear. I hope she continues to do much better, once she is home. Please enter my name in your beautiful and generous giveaway. You did a lovely job on the sampler bag. It is just gorgeous! Enjoy your day.

Michele Washburn said...

The good news about your cousin was good to hear. I hope she continues to do much better, once she is home. Please enter my name in your beautiful and generous giveaway. You did a lovely job on the sampler bag. It is just gorgeous! Enjoy your day.

Beth Wiksen said...

Would love to stitch your give-a-way!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on the finish and the published chart! Beautiful work. I would love to be included in your drawing. Thanks so much. TNladybug

Silvia said...

it's a nice giveaway, I hope in my good luck: ciao ciao from Italy, Silvia

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful news about your cousin Marly, sending her healing energy that she continues to recover from her stroke. I would love to be included in your lovely giveaway, thank you for the opportunity, Deb

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
What encouraging news about your cousin! I'm sure that being in her own home will be just the medicine she needs!
Your Giveaway is so generous and I would love to be entered!
Warmest Blessings~~
Julie

cucki said...

Fantastic giveaway...
I am so hoping I win. Congrats on your sampler design. It is wonderful to hear such good news about your cousin in CA. too!
Thank you
Big hugs x

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

Such good news about your cousin! Hope she continues to improve.

I've enjoyed stitching the pears and can't wait for the next installment.

Love your new pattern ~ what a clever finish!!! Would love to be included in the drawing!

Have a wonderful week.

Kellie from Indiana said...

Where have I been? Generous giveaway Marley and great work on the sampler bag! I would love to win it and work it up!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Marly, what wonderful news about your cousin. I'll cross my fingers you email me with good news too after the drawing. Hugs!

Judy said...

Love the way your sack turned out. Please enter me in your giveaway. Someday I'm going to win one of these giveaways!

Judy
plustik@comcast.net

Bonnie said...

I would love to be in the drawing. My husband had a stroke years ago now they have so much better methods to help the patient. Sending prayers her way and for the ones helping her. Love how you are so creative with the flowers in special contains(the paint cans)
Bonnie

Edgar said...

What a super Gift-a-way!! Please include me in you drawing.

edgar

Debbie said...

I love this! Please include me innthe drawing...Debbie Kos

Anne said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. I'm sure she will get better with each day as she sounds determined and has a lot of support to help her through this.

I would love to be included in the drawing for a drawstring sampler bag! (If I'm not too late...catching up with posts!)

dixiesamplar said...

I would love a chance to stitch your little bag...and congrats on your first publication!

Great news on your cousin too!

karin said...

Please add me to the list.
Love your blog.
Karin :)
in NY

TheCrankyCrow said...

If you don't mind rogue followers asking for a chance, I'd love to be entered....pretty please. Robin

Anonymous said...

I would also love to enter your giveaway. Your sampler bag is very sweet! Thank you. Mouse (M.)

Angela CG said...

So happy to hear about your cousin. Please count me in this wonderful giveaway.

triniki said...

Hi Marly, please enter me in your wonderful giveaway.
I love your work!
Good luck for your cousin.

Debi said...

Hi Marly, Please enter me in your great giveaway. You are so full of good ideas & humor, I always leave your blog smiling! Glad to hear that your cousin is doing better.
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Marly please enter me in your giveaway it is just adorable. So pleased to hear about the great progress that your cousin has made and to be able to go home is great. Many thanks for the opportunity. Jocelyn jthomo@msn.com

Chelle said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I have never won anything, so crossing my fingers!

Glad your cousin is able to go home.

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