Feb 21, 2016

Certificate

Hello people.  First I'll show you the project I've chosen and then the details of the giveaway. 
 
Scarlet Letter's ABCD 1817 miniature sampler which is to be stitched on 30 count over one.  Finished size would be 2-3/4" x 3-1/4".  It would be amazing in that size.  My choice is over two on 35 count to finish a little under 5"x6".  Still small but not miniature.  I chose the colors in DMC, (I never use silk) and this piece of 35 WDW's beige linen will be the fabric with not a 1/2" to spare.  I still detest cutting into a larger piece and try to buy and use the smallest cuts.  I've also decided it's well past time to start a stitching journal.  I have nothing recorded for any finished piece and that's pathetic.  No idea what that color linen is, what count, what changes were made. 

I like this linen color very much, wish the texture was a bit coarser, but would use it again.  If there is a small swatch left, I can start a linen journal to refer to, but then again, these colors may not be the same in a year or two but at least I will have something to refer to other than a computer screen.
 
 
 
*GIVEAWAY*
 
The gift certificate will be $50 and you can choose from
http://www.silentstitches.com/ (free Kelmscott Needle-Minder as bonus)
http://www.needlecraft-corner.com/ (20% sale until 2-29)
 
Some really great and unique items, special scissors, and options at each of these.
The list could go on and on.  They all ship overseas, but if you have a shop locally, or a favorite online, I'll try to accommodate your request.  International will be whatever $50US dollars are worth in EUR or C$.
So the rules are simple.  Leave your comment on this post only, email me if you can't leave a comment, make sure I have your initials or email in the comment. Winner will be drawn this Thursday 2/25 at 8pm EST.  Please don't spread the word, this is for readers only.
Good luck! 
 
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111 comments:

Monica said...

Oh my! I'm an early comment. I like to buy small pieces of linen from the Bee for those small projects. Wonderful give away!
Thanks Monica G

Margaret said...

I love your new project -- it's pretty and simple. I liked your last post (I'm catching up on blog posts) and what makes you crabby. Agreed on all counts. lol! Thanks for the giveaway. You are always so generous!

Laura said...

I too love to buy small pieces. I am just getting back into stitching and love your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.
Best regards
Laura clever

Blogger Shari said...

I am just getting back into stitching also and I would love to be included in you giveaway.

Thanks,
Shari

Rugs and Pugs said...

Thank you for offering such a generous give-away.
Your new little sampler will be beautiful.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Clare said...

I love this little stitchery. Most of the time because of distance to shops I buy my linen by the metre so can cut myself without too much waste. Happy Stitching.

Jacqueline said...

I have yet to try anything on that small a count. Look forward to seeing your progress. Thanks for a chance at your generous giveaway.

Jeannine520 said...

What a great give a way, thanks Marly! I'd stitch that over two also, I'll do words or small details on motifs over one but a whole design? Over two!

Joyce said...

Can't wait to see your mini stitch. I love reading your blog and sometimes see myself being written about, but you almost always make me laugh. Would love to be entered into your giveaway.

Barb said...

That will be a great little project. I never stitch on 40 ct. I think my eyes are just too old for that. Besides stitching is suppose to be fun, not a challenge. You are certainly very generous in that give-away!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I love all your samplers-especially the small ones.
Marilyn
lmshetler@embarqmail.com

Linda in Maryville, IL said...

Oh I am with you on a lot of your comments! Our blessed US has been changing so quickly. I spend a lot a time on blogs instead of the news. Love the little sampler. Read your posts as soon as I see them in my feed line. Keeps me laughing and makes me think of doing a blog.

Chrie said...

You are a constant source of inspiration...love your choice of stitching..helps to motivate me to more than look at my many pattern, and put needle to thread! Thank you for your most generous offer of a gift certificate...would love to be the lucky winner!

Michele Inman said...

What fun! I enjoy reading your posts very much.

Kathy H said...

Wow, a mini sampler! I would love to make that but the linen is so tiny. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway.

Jessica said...

That is a tiny sampler! I haven't stitched on anything other than the 28 ct stuff from Joanns.
Thank you for the chance to win in your giveaway, and thank you for being so generous!

Anonymous said...

I love miniature or small samplers. I tend to stitch on 36 or 40 count so designs often turn out small!
This is such a generous give-away Marly. I'm not entering as I'm blessed to have ample supplies, trinkets, gadgets, etc to keep me happy for quite some time. I hope this doesn't mess up how you pick the winner. I also think it's kind of you to narrow it to your readers. Regardless of how you do it, it's just plain very thoughtful of you!
Maureen
mgw070 at rogers dot com

Mary Elizabeth jaquay said...

I really enjoy reading your post. I am originally from "the Valley". I miss it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Mary Beth

carolyn meadows said...

Please include me in your drawing. I always relate to your posts. Carolyn

Mary A said...

Thank you, Marly, for being so generous and 123 Stitch is my favorite online stitching retailer.

vivian said...

Thank you so much for your giveaway and your kindness.
You really do put a smile on my day with your cheerful yarns(stories).
Thank you for that. Love your samplers

oldecrow said...

I would never be able to stitch that small sampler over 1! I'm lucky I can stitch over 2 using a magnifying glass.I love all your Sampler choices.I am also amazed at how quickly you get them finished! You are very generous with this giveaway. WW ( oldecrow)

Nancy M said...

I love this sweet SL you've chosen as your next project. Your giveaway is very generous & I'd love to win. Thanks!

Theresa said...

Love the sampler. Such a wonderful give away.
thelab@wowway.com

kathiquilts said...

Happy Fifth Anniversary! I found your blog about four years ago and have been endlessly entertained by your stitching, recipes, antiquing finds and off beat sense of humor as well as hearing about the time, effort and love you spend taking care of your family. Looking forward to many more installments in the continuing saga of your varied adventures!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Would love to win!
Lori in ny

Ms Peppercorn said...

Thank you for the little bright spot in my day that your blog brings. Please enter me in the contest.
alowell3009@gmail.com

Becky Carter said...

What a generous and talented stitcher you are. I would love to win one of your pieces. I look forward to your blog daily,!
BKC

TheCrankyCrow said...

You never cease to amaze and entertain me.... And you teach this old bird something new all the time.... I LOVE that lil' sampler and enlarged it and read the "history" blurb.... I didn't even know miniatures existed!!! You may have created (a new version of) a monster!! LOVE it... And I would be honored to be entered in your most generous giveaway... RLB ~Robin~

Nupur said...

Marly... Thanks so much for the chance to win such a generous giveaway. Already have two items in mind that would help me daily should I be the lucky winner.

Jenny Wright said...

What a generous gift! I enjoy your blog so much.
Best,
Jenny

Sandra said...

What a very generous gift Marly, please enter me in the draw and I'll keep everything crossed that my name is drawn. I hope this comment will work, as since I changed to gmail the other day google has decided I have to jump through hoops to leave comments.

Truus said...

Love the tiny sampler you are going to stitch.
My embroidery is mostly small and I make birthdaycards with them.
Happy stichting.
Greetings Truus from Holland

Marilyn said...

This will make such a cute miniature.
Thanks for a most generous giveaway.
Marilyn

Lynda (Granny K) said...

So generous of you Marly, thank you. It is such a treat to read your blog. Lynda K

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

How exciting and how generous of you. Please throw my name into the hat! Xxx Irene

Deborah Tate said...

Wow, Marly, thanks for your generosity. Please add me to the giveway. And I'm with you; I could kick myself for not keeping a stitching journal through the years. -- Debbye T.

KimM said...

Oh my goodness. I love miniatures and would absolutely LOVE to win and stitch this sweet piece. Thank you for being so generous.
xxx KimM

patti hankinson said...

Such a wonderful giveaway!! Thank you so very much!! Patti H

Annmarie said...

So very generous again.....thank you Marly! Love the miniature and have put it on my TO DO list

Vickie said...

What a sweet sampler. I have mostly small pieces of linen in my inventory. Thank you for chance at such a generous giveaway.

debra said...

I love to stitch smalls and minaturesi started this about 19 yrs ago when started taking merry cox retreats then found jo Morton. I would love to be part of your giveaway. thanks for a chance to win

blueladie said...

Thank you for your generous giveaway. Please enter me. I am looking forward to seeing your progress and finish of this piece. My old eyes are beyond this count and especially over 1. That's why I so enjoy seeing other peoples works. Thank you again. Cathryn (blueladie at hotmail dot com)

Simple Pleasure said...

Sweet, sweet sampler...I chuckled about the fabric cutting comments...that's me...you'd think my linens were spun gold...LOL Thank you for the generous giveaway.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Diane Prenatt said...

Forgot to say: I believe that little piece of linen is actually called "Beige Linen"--that's the WDW color. I just bought three WDW fat quarters to start the BBD Garden Club series, and they were identified as "Cocoa," "Confederate Grey," and "Beige Linen." Also forgot to say, you've got a great start on a stitching journal just by reviewing your blog! Diane

GrandMary said...

Thanks for including me in your giveaway. MW

karen said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Love the little sampler. KF

Judy Blount said...

I love reading your blog and can relate to so many of the things you talk about! Please keep the laughs coming.

Sherry said...

Love your new header! The little sampler is lovely. Thanks for doing the giveaway. I think you have my email addy.

Paula said...

Hi Marly, That little sampler is my kind of project! Great size.
So enjoy your blog. Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway.
paulaeaches@gmail.com

Robert said...

So enjoy your blog and keeping up with all your projects! I started a stitching journal a couple of years ago to keep track of all my starts, finishes, and changes. I also keep a daily log of what I am working on. Such a generous gift. robert5458@yahoo.com

debbie kos said...

Thank you very much for the giveaway .. I love reading your blog.. I too have had a dry spell and it does pass..

Dianne said...

A stitching journal is a great idea, would love to see some pages when you get it started!

Congrats on your anniversary! Such a generous give-away. Reading your blog has been a joy and I can identify with some of your observations. Please enter me in your drawing as Dianne C.
Dbcarey_2000@yahoo.com. Hope to enjoy your blog for many stitching seasons to come!

Evelyne said...

Thank you for your generous giveaway.
I love that miniature sampler!

Have a nice week Marly.
Evelyne

Carmen Sutton said...

I have the best time reading your post they can always make me smile. I love your new project and I'm sure you will have fun stitching it I think I have stitched it three times not because of mistakes but because it makes a lovely gift. Thanks for sharing you days with us I know it takes effort to post as much as you do, I have become so slack in posting on my own blog, so thank you!

Jimmie said...

Thanks for the chance to be the beneficiary of your very generous give-away. I always enjoying reading your blog. Please enter me as Diane P. My email address is jimmiepatrum@gmail.com.

Thanks again.

Susan Gustafson said...

I so enjoy reading your posts and can really sympathize with you on your snarky days lol. Thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful giveaway! List me as Sue G and my email is susangustafson50@gmail.com Thanks and have a great day!

Penny said...

Marly.... what a wonderful and generous giveaway!! Please include me in the opportunity to win!! Penny D. pduffy1954@aol.com

Mary said...

I like the small choice, After I do something large taking a long time I always do a small. Enter me in the give away, you can always use something! MLV

Krissy B. said...

I would be thrilled with a Gift certificate from any of these shops since I have to drive 4+ hours to get to my closest one
! I love the little sampler you just picked to do but I too could not try one over one. I'm not sure I could have even done it at age 21!! Can't wait to see it done! Krissy B.

Anonymous said...

dpbabe1@yahoo.com

Vera said...

Love your new sampler Marly - it's a great one! And, thanks for the opportunity to win your very generous give-away. Also loved your post before and agree with it all (even though I happen to love kale -- just pisses me off that now the price is outrageous because it's trendy).

Dede said...

Thank you for the chance to win a gift certificate. It will come in handy for a few extras!
I really enjoy reading your posts...get lots of chuckles and "been there done that".

Julia said...

You are so generous with your give aways. Love the
miniature samplers. Makes me want to try one myself.
Thank you, JB in SC

sandi s said...

Thank you for this great giveaway! I like your new little project. Hugs, szil949@yahoo.com

Ali said...

I love to stitch on the smaller counts and have tried stitching on silk gauze with silks, just love the challenge of how small can I go! Liking the new weeny sampler you've chosen to stitch. Ali x

Gale said...

I enjoy reading your blog - you are so funny and real. Love your stitchery! gale.clement@gmail.com

Ann K. said...

Your blog is the first one I visit every morning. Reading it always brightens up my day! Thank you for the giveaway. Ann K. amknudsen@verizon.net

Merilde said...

What a generous give away. please include me! Love to read your blog.
LoriDE454@gmail.com. Thank you, Marly, Lori

Anonymous said...

please include me on your very generous give away. I love your blog and all that you share. I learn something every time I read it. SueB of Escondido.

mckinney37397 said...

I do not like cutting large pieces so I have been ordering whatever they call for and size needed to complete(not always what they want you to buy). Please enter me in your giveaway.
Thabnk you, Jane McK

Barb Boughamer said...

Wow, what a great idea for a giveaway..... Nice for you to do.

Cynde Marschner said...

Love your blog along with your crazy sense of humor! You say what I think! Thank you for the daily laugh. Also for the opportunity to win the great giveaway.CYNDE

Lisa P. said...

Although I've never left a comment, I visit your blog every day. I enjoy reading it and you certainly have given me a chuckle along the way! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity to register for your giveway. It is great! I loved reading your blog and love seeing your finished projects! Thanks for sharing with us. I have learned a lot from your blog about stitching. When I see an email from you I can't wait to see what your up to!

Lou at lamorgan89@yahoo.com

jcrewlvr said...

I love your blog, your sense of humor and your samplers so much! I read your blog everyday and also follow you on facebook. Big fan! Thank you for giveaway, I would love to win. Laura T. jcrewlvr@live.com

Ronin said...

Hi Marly,

ofcourse I would like to win :-))
Warm regards from Amsterdam.
Viv

Lisa D said...

How exciting! Whoever wins will have a field day choosing their goodies. Good luck to everyone.
Lisa in Stirling, ON

Frances N said...

What a lovely giveaway! I'd love to be entered! Thank you so much!
Sweet little chart and pretty linen!
francesstitches@gmail.com

Kelly said...

thank you for the chance to win.

capecodgirl565 said...

What a very generous giveaway! Please throw my name in the hat. I adore the little chart you have chosen and the linen is a wonderful color.
capecodgirl565@yahoo.com

Edgar said...

What a super idea for a give away!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Anonymous said...

Marly you make me smile. Your posts are awesome and always lift me up. Your posts inspired me to stand up for myself today - we'll see how that goes. With my luck, it will fall flat but I'm okay with that. Good luck to all in your drawing, and Happy Blog Anniversary! SF

Carol said...

I love anything "tiny," so I really look forward to watching as you stitch this miniature sampler, Marly. You are such a generous soul :)

Mary said...

Hi Marly, I just love the thought of your perfect tiny sampler! it will be so fun to watch it come to life. And thank you so much for the chance at your generous giveaway. I'm praying this Thursday will be my lucky day for a number of reasons, this wonderful chance included.

Jonette said...

Love the small sampler. Thank you for the nice giveaway. I enjoy your blog so much! JT

Glenda said...

Thanks for your giveaway! I always enjoy reading your blog and seeing your beautiful work.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I hate using a piece of linen that's too big and then wasting so much but my fingers are so stiff that I have trouble holding on to small pieces. I'm glad I'm still able to stitch but I sure wish I had a magic pill for arthritis stiffness! blessings, marlene

Pam in IL said...

Great idea for a stitching journal and a linen journal. I've always thought I should keep a stitching journal but haven't ever done it, lol. Love what you've chosen for your new project and look forward to seeing your progress on it. Awesome giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the give away! Terry

tld
3sister1@att.net

Ginny said...

Great choice for your new project. I find smalls are the best choice for me because I'm not a fast stitcher, and have gotten even slower because of shoulder problems. Thank you for such a generous giveaway, and for the chance to enter. (I'm no reply, so my initials are vki.)

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm... I haven't done a Scarlet Letter sampler in years. bdmooney@zoominternet.net

Maggee said...

Wow--nice giveaway choices. Of course, I will enter... I used to keep a written journal, but... it fell by the wayside as so many others things often do! I blog all my works, so that is the journal for me! I may get to DTS this week, and will see if they have any small remnants you might like while I am there. Hugs!

Barbara said...

I've had that ABC miniature pattern for years and always forget about it when it's time to start a new project. Thank you for reminding me to seek it out again. Love the smalls while stitching on large projects that seem to go on forever. What a wonderful, generous giveaway. Thank you for your wonderful blog. Guess I'm snarky too as I agree with you on just about everything! Barbara

Erica said...

What a lovely, generous gift!
I always enjoy your blog!
I would be delighted to be included in your giveaway drawing!
Erica

Anonymous said...

Good choice. I've made several Scarlett Letter samplers. I'm from Wisconsin, you know. Love your web site and miss when you do not post every day. It is very generous of you for such a wonderful giveaway. PAH

Diane said...

What a generous giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

jhm said...

Great give-away. My blog seems to the best I can o for a stitching journal. Yours seems to work pretty well for a journal as well.
Thanks for the chance to win something. It's been a pretty thankless winter here.

JHM (Jackie)
http://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/

Lee Anne said...

First of all...thanks for your sense of humor...you never fail to make me laugh! Your stitching is wonderful - I'm certain that you have been stitching for many years as I have. I just keep going hoping that I can still "see" the linen threads as time goes by. Thanks for the opportunity to share part of your day.

Kathy L. said...

Thank you for the giveaway chance again. You have the best ideas. I love the new project. Wow, I might have to search that one out (like I need more stash). I like the idea of a journal. I did one 30 years ago (where is that now????) I remember enjoying looking at what I made. Maybe I should start one again.

Kathy

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your generous gift. I so enjoy reading for blog. Roann

CJM said...

I'm always blessed by your generous spirit! Thank you for sharing your needlework and life with all of us. Wish I had kept a stitching journal, too!
Blessings,
Carla (CJM)

stitchinrose said...

Thank you for giveaway but even more for your writings, you have made me laugh, cry and get angry (on your behalf). I hope you keep blogging for many years to come.

pj said...

Marley,
You are so generous with your give always but also with your tips, lessons learned and fun finishes! Love your blog.
Thanks for all your sharing...that mini sampler is so cute!

Pj in Iowa

Diana said...

I enjoy reading your blog with your information and tips about stitching. I like your latest idea of keeping a journal. L might do that, too.
Thanks so much for having the giveaway.

Kathy R. said...

Hi Marly, I've been reading your blog for the past couple of years. I love your take on most things - you say what so many of us are thinking. I love your "brat" stories and appreciate what you and your family do for the strays. I have 5 of my own and I love them dearly - most of the time. I have stitched a couple of your freebies and plan on doing more of them. I always enjoy catching up on your projects, whether they be stitching, remodeling, cooking, etc. I have learned a lot from you. Thanks for everything. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging and I hope there will be many more!

Kurt Schindler said...


I like your blog because you say how you are feeling. You make me laugh at times and other times sympathize.

I also enjoy seeing your projects - both stitching and remodeling.

Thanks for the chance of winning.
Charlotte S.

~mj~ said...

A linen swatch book is such a wonderful idea...I am stealing it! ;)

RW said...

You are such a generous person to share your projects and I love your sense of humor I hope you continue your blog for many more years to come. Thanks for the chance at you latest giveaway.
RW

Lora M. said...

I love reading your blog! It always makes me laugh! I also enjoy seeing your finishing ideas! your projects always look so awesome!

patty said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I love your blog!!! I did that sampler as kitted---first time using silk and stitching over one. I wish I had known you back then to suggest changes😄
PattyG in TN

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