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.
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.