Dec 17, 2015

Who wants a pony for Christmas?

My Christmas gift to you, my friends, my stitching buds, my readers.
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This will never be offered again.  I custom matched (the best I could) a bluish shade to paint the 5" box.   I wax the entire piece and the flash was reflecting.


 Please leave your initials or name in the comments on this post and I will draw a name Sunday evening at 8pm EST.  If I cannot reply to email you, and the winner doesn't contact me by Tuesday morning, I will draw another name.
 
Merry Christmas to you all!!
 
note - if anyone knows the designer of the Merry Christmas banner in my header photo, please let me know.
 
 
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144 comments:

Pam said...

No, I don't want a pony for Christmas......I want TWO ponies for Christmas! They are wonderful...would love to have them! Pam Fisher

Kate said...

I'd love to have these ponies! They are so beautiful!
Merry Christmas!
Kathy Creighton

rosek1870 said...

I would just treasure them!
Rose Koslap

Mary said...

Oh yes, would be a nice addition to collection, Mary Vieira.

Diane said...

Love these ponies! Thanks so much for the generous giveaway. Happy Christmas to you and yours.
Diane Dotsko

Anonymous said...

You are so thoughtful....would love to have this in my collection....Your work/stitching is beautiful!!

Linda M.

Glenda said...

Oh this is so pretty! I have been admiring your boxes but always a day late or a dollar short. Thank you for your generosity in your give aways. May you and your family have a Blessed New Year!

jtobias said...

I would take a pony, my husband wants a puppy. LOL!
JoAnn T

Judy said...

The box is perfect! Thank you for a chance to win.

Merry Christmas,
Judy
Attic Raggedys

Anonymous said...

I´ll call them Beauties. So beautiful and lots of work.
I have a good place to show them.
Louise D

Carole Bartolovich said...

I've never done this before!...hoping for beginners luck!,,Carole Bartolovich

Vera said...

What a beautiful and generous offering Marly. Thank you for the opportunity. Wishing you and your family all the best for the holidays and the new year. Vera L.

Barbara Jackson said...

Would love to win. Barbara Jackson

E Wilburn said...

That is gorgeous, Marly. I'd love a chance to win it! (And I swear I've seen that Christmas banner....somewhere....but I can't place it.) Erin

Ann said...

Beautiful box--would love to own it!
Ann B.

Denise said...

The box is beautiful, would love to own it. Sorry you are having so much trouble with finding boxes/printing. Merry Christmas, Denise

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love the box. That banner looks familiar but I cant think of who it us. I will keep thinking about it!

Phyllis said...

Love the box! Merry Christmas! Phyllis L

Donna Munson said...

I also have the same trouble matching thread with paint colors! Love the sampler on the box....beautifully worked. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Donna M

Anonymous said...

Love the box, Merry Christmas!
Terry Darmstatter
3sister1@att.net

Merry Wind Farm said...

That is just beautiful, Marly. I would love to have it. Melinda

Rugs and Pugs said...

I do, I do :)
What a generous offer. You are the best. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Lauren

Grandma Andi said...

You are very generous with your give-aways. These two horses would be a wonderful birthday present for me.

JR Bush said...

I always asked for a pony for Christmas and Santa never brought it!
I love your tongue "n cheek humor. You make me laugh out loud.
Julia

Joanie said...

What a beauty!! Thank you so much for your generosity! I love your blog and the fact that you are a little piece of "home" for me. Merry Christmas, Marly!!

Linda said...

WOW Please enter me in the giveaway Its a beautiful box Thank You for offering it

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Marly ! Would love to be so lucky as to win THE ponies. Your interpretation is as exquisite as the original, maybe even more so as YOU are so dear to so many. Thank you, Debbie in IL

Cindy's Stitching said...

so pretty love the colors

Simple Pleasure said...

I would so enjoy this lovely box...please enter my name!
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Carmen Sutton said...

This is one of my all time favorite designs and then you went the step further and finished up the flowers taking it back to the original pocket book, I love everything about it and making it into a box takes it to a whole new level well done. Thanks for offering it up as a giveaway while I would never say no if I won... I just love reading your blog it always brightens up a day. Thanks for taking the time to post. Hope your Christmas is wonderful.

susiedele said...

Can hardly believe you're giving it! Sweet.
Please put my name in the hat. I love it.

Barb said...

I can't help with the banner but I do love the ponies!!!!You do a wonderful job using your stitching to give beauty to other people's homes. I am lucky to have several of your treasures!

Barbara said...

Love your ponies! I have the pattern and have wanted to stitch it for years but other things always seem to come first. Love reading your blog. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season filled with love and laughter...Barbara

Marie said...

Beautiful job on the pony box! I'd love to be included in your drawing and, if you are able to respond would like to know the design name. If I don't win then I would love to stitch that design! Thanks!

Your header is awesome. Wish I could help you out with the Marry Christmas designer name. Love all of those Santas.

Merry Christmas!

Maureen said...

My daughter in law does.....a real one though. If I won this maybe this would hold her til they can afford a real one...or two!
Thank you for the chance :)

capecodgirl565 said...

I would love some ponies for Christmas! It turned out beautifully. Please enter me for a chance.
Vanessa

Jonette Talbott said...

Would love to win! Jonette

Jonette Talbott said...

Would love to win! Jonette

C Reeder PhxAz said...

Pick me please oh please did I say pretty please!!!! Charlene (paracletedesigns@gmail.com)

jan said...

Marly,

I sorta know something about the chart. It is probably a Leisure Arts leaflet from the 1980s. It is part of an Antique Santas chart that I have hanging in my foyer. If I knew how to attach a photo, I would. I'll try via email. I looked through several boxes of storage; I find cross-stitch magazines galore but not the leaflets. I also looked through my old Holiday books, but this chart was too nice to be just part of a book. I'll keep thinking where it might be. I save almost everything, which is why I have so much trouble finding what I want. Sounds like your linen stash!

I'd also love to be in your drawing. ... jan

Kathy said...

Yes, please!

Joyce Alban said...

I don't know the name of the designer but love your header. You are so talented and funny thanks for brightening and inspiring my day. Would love to be entered in your drawing.

Merry Christmas Marly

Unknown said...

Your work is beautiful and I would love to be included in your drawing. Merry Christmas, TN Ladybug

Chrie said...

Would love ponies for Christmas!! Also, as previously noted in comments above, the banner is from a Leisure Arts chart, Christmas Gentlemen. Also, I think it is in one of their Christmas books, probably from the '80s. Hope the ponies come to my house! Chrie Gould

Kristen said...

Oh Marly, it's stunning! I can't believe you're giving it away. (Actually, I *can* believe it: you are always so generous!)

Crossing my fingers for this one. Kristen from MA (KS)

Lyn said...

Texas would be a great home for those ponies :-) Lyn, in San Antonio

Three Sheep Studio said...

Love this wonderful offer ! Include my name.
Rose

Momofcats said...

How lovely and generous of you! I would love to be in your drawing! Melissa

Melody said...

Oh, Marly, that is wonderful. I would love to be included in your drawing for the box. Thank you!

Chris said...

What a lovely offering and much appreciate... beautifully completed!

Dogwood Farm said...

This box is beautiful! Thank you! Louise

jcrewlvr said...

Love it!! Please enter me in the drawing, thank you! Laura T.

PatT said...

Dear Marly...I cannot express how much I enjoy your blog site. You've been an inspiration to me and definitely set me on the path of cross stitch. Your little pony would be quite at home in my home as he definitely fits my decor. Please consider my Christmas wish for a pony among your other requests. Thanks so much for always cheering my day! Pat T from Delaware

Trudy Locke said...

I would love those wee ponies! Please put my name in the hat.

Nancy Thorne said...

Dear Marly, Love the ponies and the color of the box. Thanks for the offering and for your blog...can't tell you how much I enjoy it. Nancy T. from CT.

CJM said...

Your boxes are simply wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity to have one. You have a generous spirit!

Sheila said...

What a beautiful giveaway!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Sheila Bales

Edgar said...

I am loving that box, the colour the ponies just beautiful, thanks for the chance to win!!

edgar

Marjorie Downey said...

I would love a pony for Christmas! What a generous giveaway!

Marjorie

Becca said...

So stunning! Love your color choices. Have a wonderful holiday season! Becca

Maggee said...

I LOVE the blues!! Count me in for your pony giveaway!! Gonna search for the name of that banner... I know I have seen it online! Hugs!

lynda said...

I love this, and would love a chance...than you so much!
Lynda

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

WOW ... OMG ... What an awesome and generous 'GIVE AWAY'!
YES, Please include my name or initials in you drawing. What an honor it would be to win... I really do LUV it.
Barbara Shores
BJFW

Diana said...

The pony box is so cute! Would love to win it.

Jenny Wright said...

I've always loved this piece!
Merry Christmas.
Jenny

patti hay said...

Beautiful!! Patti Hay

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
Who wants a pony for Christmas? ME!!!! It is just WONDERFUL!!! Thank you for being so generous!!!
Merry Christmas!!
Christmas Hugs~
Julie

connie said...

I would LOVE a pony for Christmas..Beautiful..

Julie said...

Julie Nichols would love one!

Margaret said...

AGH!!!! I so want to win this! You know how much I've been plotzing over this lovely design of yours (adaptation? Whatever.). Fingers crossed. I never win anything....

Ellen said...

Wow, I love that box! Love a chance to win this!

Hugs,

Carol in MN said...

Just love this design - wish you would chart it for us. You've spent so much time getting it just perfect! Carol Iverson

CalamityJr said...

What an amazing gift! Just to be sure I'm following your rules, my "real" name is Mary Jane!

Dirt Road Primitives said...

Oh I would love a chanc to win....

Rhonda

joanie bedwell said...

Me!Me!!! Joanie

karen said...

Absolutely love the ponies!

Karen F

Judy Yunt said...

So beautifully done! Beautiful!

linny said...

This is just so beautiful. love the ponies. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

myriam said...

waouhhh! so beautiful gift! yes I would like this box, but I don't know if living in Israel I participate?
Happy Christmas, Myriam

Anonymous said...

I would love the ponies!
LA

Jackie Duggan said...

Merry Christmas Marly ! They look fabulous ! Blue is my favourite colour and they would fit right in . Hope your holidays are wonderful and Everyone stays healthy in your family.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your beautiful stitches! Karla - MN

Pascale Piete said...

thank you it's so beautiful !!!

Ronda said...

I would love those sweet little ponies! .. Merry Christmas!

Nancy Pleimann said...

What a great Christmas gift. Love to have it. Nancy Pleimann

Ingrid Lutignier said...

C'est la première fois que je joue car je n'osais pas, mais cette fois-ci je tente ma chance car j'aime beaucoup cette boîte.

bluetit said...

Who? me i want pony in my house
It s a great and good idea for Christmas
Thanks and kiss from bourgogne
MERCI

Hochedez Marie-Odile said...

Très jolie boite qui me plait beaucoup!
Marie-Odile Hochedez - Josse

Ronin said...

Oh I would love to win. Love the design and the colours. Your talent is awesome. don't enter me. Shipment to Europe is maddening expensive. 😢
Have a great Christmas with family and friends.
Love & hugs from Amsterdam.
Viviën

Pilarín said...

I'd love a chance to win it!
Happy Christmas to you and yours.
Thank you for a chance to win.
XOXO,
Pilarín

Britta said...

Gorgeous box! Would love the chance to win. Britta

donna said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a special piece.
Donna
DR

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!!! Thank you so much for this offer. Hope you have a healthy New Year. Roann

chickenchupacabra said...

Please enter me in your drawing - thank you!!!

debra said...

breathtaking as usual thanks for the opportunity to win debra dlk

Joan said...

I would ... that is, I would love to have the ponies to give to my granddaughter. Ponies/horses/unicorns are her passion.

Thank you.

Joan

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Your blue pear Santa is awesome, too!
Thanks for this opportunity.
csogle@yahoo.com

country 74 said...

the box is very, very beautiful !!!!!
my name is Chantal.
merry Christmas.
chantal

oldecrow said...

W. Wolfe Love the ponies! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Debbie Fox said...

Merry Christmas ! I very much enjoy your posts and think you do beautiful work .

Heritage Hall said...

Wow - just look at the competition vying for this beautiful piece
of your creativity....Please include my name in the bowl....
A very blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with well being
and many moments of joy for you and yours.
Gentility

Ronin said...

Oh I would love to win. Love the design and the colours. Your talent is awesome. don't enter me. Shipment to Europe is maddening expensive. 😢
Have a great Christmas with family and friends.
Love & hugs from Amsterdam.
Viviën

Katrina said...

Stunning!!!!!!!!! Katrina

Ann K. said...

Merry Christmas! I love reading your blog.
Ann Knudsen

Linda in Maryville, IL said...

Lovely work! How exciting to have a chance to win. Wish I could stitch as fast as you do.

carolyn meadows said...

This box is amazing. Please enter me in your give away. Carolyn Meadows

Lou said...

I love this! Thanks for the chance to win!

Judy Blount said...

I love the box! Judy Blount

Anonymous said...

A beautiful piece. Please include me in your drawing.

Melanie S.

Carol said...

You did such an awesome job on this latest box, Marly! I was never a girl who loved horses, but I would love to have this on display in my home--please include me in your drawing... thank you!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

FOUND IT!!!!
"Christmas Gentlemen"
Counted Cross Stitch Graph
-1989
-Leaflet 743
-Color Chart
-Old World Santas
-Designed by Marilyn Grandre

I might need to find that pattern - I love how you did it!

couderc nicole said...

Comment résister à une belle proposition.
Les poneys sont superbes ils semblent tellement heureux !
Merci pour votre partage
Nicole(tte) couderc

Evelyne said...

Oh, I would love to win this beautiful pony box Marly.
Thank you !

Have a nice day.
Evelyne

Susan R said...

I'd love the box as well!! Sue

Anonymous said...

My favorite color of blue !! Please enter me in your drawing.
Merry Christmas !
Marilyn S. in Ohio

jt56 said...

Who wouldn't love a pony for Christmas. Thanks for putting my name in the draw. Merry Christmas to you. Jocelyn

Robin Holden said...

Love the blue Santa - please enter me. Robin

Paula said...

Wow what a gift. Thanks for the chance. Paula E. in Ohio

Colleen H. said...

What a generous gift! Please enter me in your drawing.
Colleen

Kathy L. said...

This is such a lovely gift! Please count me in. Kathy L.

~mj~ said...

Lovely box giveaway Marley! Your Christmas decorations are just beautiful. How are the fur babies doing? Maybe I missed some posts, but I haven't seen them for awhile. Merry Christmas!

mj

Janice said...

I would love a chance at this. Thanks, Marly!--Janice

Cynde Marschner said...

Me please. I love this so much! Cynde m from Monroe,mich.

Susan said...

What a beautiful box. Thank you for such a generous prize, I would love a chance to win.

Lora M. said...
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Lora M. said...

Beautiful! Me please, Lora M.
Thanks!

Marlene said...

I would love a pony for Christmas. Thank you.
I've always loved that pattern!

Debbie Mooney said...

I know just who I would gift this box to if I win!

vivian said...

Well I would love to throw my hat in the ring, you did a fabulous job with the box and i would love to own one.
thanks so much.
vivian
ps: blue is also my favorite color

Dede said...

Merry Christmas! Would love to win one of your boxes! Dede in Kansas

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a chance to wind 2 ponies. The box is georgous. Are you sure you can part with it? SueB of Escondido

Jane Hughes said...

The box is amazing! You do such beautiful work!
Merry Christmas!
Jane Hughes, Gloucester Ontario Canada

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Marly! Mouse (m.l.)

Angie said...

The box is beautiful!

Theresa Laboda said...

Would love to win. Thank you .
thelab@wowway.com

Theresa Laboda said...

Would love to win. Thank you .
thelab@wowway.com

CG said...

Would love to win - since I never seem to be able to catch them on sale before they are gone. Thank you for your blog.

Rosalyn Schultze said...

Hope I am the winner of your beautiful and delightful box. Thank you for your contribution to the world of needlework.

Rosalyn Schultze

Wendy Fossa said...

I love these ponies! Wendy F

GrandMary said...

Yes please- I would love this beautiful box

debbie haggard said...

me please!!! beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love your work. Thank you for sharing and the giving me the chance to win such a fun piece. Marcia

Shari said...

I always look forward to your blog posts. Please enter me in for a chance - and happy holidays and Merry Christmas to you!!! Many thanks and peace, Shari Witt, momoshari@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you. csc

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