Dec 3, 2014

Merry Christmas to you

Here ya go.  I decided to use four online shops for the gift certificate BUT if you are international and have a place you prefer, check to see if they will accept US funds through Paypal.  Many of you use 123 Stitch, Silent Stitches has gorgeous scissors (and The Porcupine Collection) plus lots of other little (and big) goodies, and Anita's has some items for quilters and other stitching accessories too.  If you have enough charts and want something different, I'm sure you can find the usual to unusual, tools, buttons, patterns, storage, aides, and whatnots.

http://www.silentstitches.com/
It takes a long time to see everything they have to offer and I wish I could find a way to search!

http://www.123stitch.com/

http://www.anitalittlestitches.com/
Charm packs, quilting, linen, and other goodies.

and....
http://www.nordicneedle.com/
For everything and anything regarding needlework, goodies, storage, and then some.
 
I will have Random draw a name on Sunday December 7 at 8pm EST for a $30 gift certificate from the above options, your choice.
A few of you wondered why I decorate my back area.  This is my view from the kitchen.  I have stone laid around the front entrance but am trying to get a short shepherd's hook into the ground to hang a bucket of greens at the step.  I wonder how much force it takes to bend those iron hooks.  We shall see.  My arthritis is flaring in the right index finger but I will try my best.
 
 Enter with your comment on this post only.  Remember to include your initials if you are no-reply or anonymous. 
Good luck!
 
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134 comments:

Natasha said...

Well thank you and a Merry Christmas to you!! That is a lovely view from your window.

I have a few things on my wish list so this is very nice. Good luck to all :)
NatashaB

Blessings in the Country said...

Thank you for the generous giveaway! I'll have to check out those other three sites you posted. I have a mile long wishlist at 123stitch though, don't we all? LOL

Your back area is beautiful, I love the decorating you have done! Such a pretty place to look out from your kitchen. I love that wood siding on your house too.

Merry Christmas!
Jessica

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

Where do you find the energy to do so much around and in your home, it always looks grand and I like the greenery around the home, it makes it look feastive.(even more when the snow comes and puts a soft white blanket around your home it will look really grand.Have you got lights up) Love what you have done so far. hugs Lynda Ruth

backporchcarver said...

Thanks for offering such a great giveaway! I wouldn't mind doing dishes at your place, love the view.Good luck with the shepherds hook.1021

Zoe said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Your back deck is lovely. I would decorate too, even if you are the only one who will enjoy it. :)

capecodgirl565 said...

What a great and generous giveaway! I too decorate the back area of my house because that is what I see for every meal. Love the greens in the bucket idea. Hope the arthritis feels better soon, I know what that is all about! Merry Christmas to you too.

Clare said...

May the blessings of Christmas touch your home. Your view out your kitchen window is stunning, ideal for Christmas decorating to brighten this winter scene. We are into our summer now. I would love to be in the draw for give away as I am needing the threads to stitch `A Quaker Christmas` by ByGone Stitches. A project for next year. Happy Stitching,Clare.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love the view. Very generous give-away!

karin said...

thank you for this wonderful giveaway!!!
Please add me.
Karin :)
in NY

rosek1870 said...

Love your decorating! The simplicity is just beautiful!

I can't believe you aren't stitching any Santas this year - yours always look so good.

Thank you for the generous give-a-way, please count me in!

Hugs and good wishes,
Rose K.

Carmen Sutton said...

Wonderful choices for a Christmas Give Away, thanks for sharing your love of needlework I always look forward to your posts! Thanks for inspiring us!

sheravery said...

Marly,
Looks so pretty out there. I'll bet you could make an outhouse look inviting!!
Such a generous giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

Happy holidays to you and yours.

-Sherry-

Barbara said...

What a wonderful, generous give away! Pleas add me to your list.

Simple Pleasure said...

Marly,
I love the view from your kitchen window...I think many people decorate for those looking from the outside; not the insiders...don't know if this makes sense????
Thank you for offering the giveaway...I'd love to be included. I so enjoy your posts.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Teresa S. said...

Merry Christmas and thanks for a generous giveaway! I look forward to your blog posts and appreciate your sense of humor.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Love the view out your window. Let water do the work...use your hose to dig the hole as you push your shepherd's hook into the ground...running water can cut through anything!
I'll be checking out those great sewing sights....thanks.
Robyn

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

A girl can never have to much stitching stash--thank you for the give away. Your home looks lovely--and yes I would most definitely decorate my view

susiedele said...

Please enter me into your drawing. I love Silent Stitches stuff.

Susie

Guusje, said...

What a great gift. I order simetimes by 123 stitch they are very good and very fast. I like to enter to this give away and keep my fingers crossed.

kathie448 said...

Such a generous gift. Thank you. Love your view from your window.

Judy Blount said...

I love your house and really enjoy reading your blog. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

Tedra said...

I love your rustic home! Merry Christmas to you and thanks for the drawing! Tedra in Phoenix, AZ

wranglerkate said...

I enjoy reading your blog - thank you for sharing, and for the chance to win such a lovely gift. Count me in! Kate

Kay Sciullo said...

I would love to be entered in your contest! Fun blog to read and can relate to many posts, LOL.

Vickie said...

That is a fantastic view Marly. Please include me. Thank you!

Robin said...

What a fabulous view you have from your kitchen window!

Your offering of a gift card is a mighty generous giveaway. Thank you!

Robin in Virginia

marianne said...

Your home looks serene and peaceful especially the view from your kitchen window. Thank you for such a generous giveaway. Merry Christmas!

Karen said...

Your home is so beautiful. It is everything I like. Real windows, lovely earth colors, simple decor, and the paving is beautiful. You and your husband have such fine taste. I realize a simple look isn't for everyone, and there are times I love the look of the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but I couldn't live day to day with too much going on. Lovely picture! God bless your holidays and I am still enjoying all of the boxes I ordered from you! Soon I will be doing the sack pattern I ordered from you!

WoolenSails said...

I love the view from your window, that would be so fun to decorate and see every day.

Debbie

Kathleen Woodbury said...

Love the simplicity of your decorating! I have yet to start. Would love to receive an early gift so please enter me. Thanks!
Kathleen in WI

Pamela said...

Thank you for the generous offering and Merry Christmas to you!
I so look forward to all your projects and especially all your santas!
again, thank you!
Pam

Rhonda smith said...

Love your view......love the generous giveaway!!!!!
Blessings
Rhonds

CarolG said...

I love the view in your back area - appears to be very private!
thanks so much for the opportunity to win this.

Kelly said...

Love the view. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a fun gift.

Merry Christmas!
Kelly

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading your blog! Thanks again for the chance to win such an awesome gift! Merry Christmas!
--Cheryl S.

Judy said...

Merry Christmas to you too. Love the view from your kitchen. Please enter me in your generous giveaway. I enjoy reading your blog, your a hoot!

Judy in Colorado

Mouse said...

ermmm looking at those hooks a lot ... take care and wear thick gloves ...

love your view from your kitchen and the greens will be a perfect compliment :)

Merry Christmas to you and yours as well ... love mouse xxxx

karen said...

Lovely view from your window. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
KF

Angie said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway...love your home Marly! Merry Christmas!

Carol said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I always have a list ready to send to 123 Stitch and would love to have my name added to your drawing. Love the view from your window.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marly
Merry Christmas to you also!!!
Thank You for this wonderful drawing Please enter my name.
Your view is awesome!!! I don't blame you for wanting to decorate
it. I know I would
Thanks again
Darlene N

Margaret said...

Marly, you are just such a sweetheart. Thanks for the giveaway! I always enjoy your blog, and hope your family (extended and otherwise) stay healthy and happy.

Gisela Suski said...

This is such a gift, I have been wanting the Calender Girls by Little House and this would help so so much. Love your simplicity and miss the east coast.

Marilyn said...

Thank you for a generous giveaway.
Please throw my name in the hat.
Thanks!
Marilyn

Barb said...

How very generous of you Marly. I would love to enter the drawing. I do like the look of the patio area. A basket of greens will be just perfect.

P.J. said...

I love your decorating style....very nice! As much of a pain as it has been I know that kitchen is going to be amazing when it's done! Aren't you sweet with such a generous giveaway. How are the kitties doing?

Penny Shepherd said...

Merry Christmas to you and I love how you are decorating with greens outside. Good luck with your shepherd's hook. Thank you for such a generous give away. Penny

Carolyn Boutilier said...

You have a nice view out your kitchen window. we spend so much time in the kitchen it is pleasant to see the things you enjoy.
Merry Christmas
Carolyn B

Primitive Stars said...

Merry Christmas to you...love the view out the window, beautiful...wonderful giveaway.Blessings Francine.

Susan said...

Thank you for such a generous giveaway. Your home looks absolutely lovely!

Penny said...

Thanks, Marly, for the chance to win your generous giveaway!! Love the view from your window... I decorate the back of my house, too! Not with a lot, but always with a little something!!14447

Vera said...

Beautiful view Marly! And, such a sweet, generous give-away. Much as I would love to win, please don't include me as I just won your heart not too long ago! Good luck with the hooks!!

dq said...

Great give away and thank you -hope i win! dq bogfairy@yahoo.com

Diana said...

Merry Christmas to you! I like your decorating.
So nice of you to have a giveaway.My email is diana.h@comcast.net

Brenda said...

What a beautiful view out your back window! I think it's very beautiful the way you have it decorated!! And that stone walkway.....WOW!!!

I absolutely LOVE to decorate for Christmas. Being a military family we never know what kind of house we may have so we ALWAYS have to be flexible in our decorating.

I would love to enter your contest. Thank you for offering it. 123Stitch.com would be my choice.

Merry Christmas and I just LOVE reading your blog!!!

Maureen Anonymous said...

The view from my kitchen window is into my backyard. I absolutely love standing there watching the wildlife (yup, skunks, racoons)various birds & of course my trees & flowers! I often think I should decorate out there this time of year but I never do...silly me. I love your style of decor, you do a nice job. Thanks Marley for a chance at the give-away.
Maureen
mgw070 at rogers dot com

Anonymous said...

What a generous give away! Your home is is so warm and cheerful. Happy holidays Marly

Colleen

Karen Le Petit Poulailler said...

*some* one is going to have a lovely Christmas! What a lovely give-away - and such a lovely view you have. Just beautiful ♥

pattymay said...

Love the view from tour window. Have a wonderful Christmas season.

celkalee said...

Thanks for the great resources, I spent a bit of time dreaming and drooling. I am a doo-dad collector! Thanks for the give away!

Mary A said...

Oh, my goodness, you are so generous, Marly. Please enter my name in your drawing.

Kim said...

Marly~~~ throw my name in there and hoping I win!!!!! Thanks~

Anonymous said...

You have a wonderfully peaceful view from your kitchen. Remember to poke holes in the bottom of your buckets that hold your plants. Have a happy holiday, Robin (RK)

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

What a great view from the kitchen! I love the greenery you have hung on the window with the bit of burlap. Might have to flatter you by imitating that here :) Thanks so much for the generous offer.

labfarm22 said...

Wow, gorgeous view from your window. I love the greens in your buckets too, great idea. Thank you for the chance to win your give away.

M.Grazia said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!
Your back deck is lovely.I love, ciao from Italy M.Grazia

jhm said...

Thanks for the chance to win goodies. Truly a Merry Christmas and a great way to spread cheer on Pearl Harbor Day.

Jackie
http://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog as I love cross stitch and primitive/colonial decorating. I would love to be entered into your giveaway.
Thanks,
Dawn in Georgia

blueladie said...

Wow, really generous. Please enter me. Love the view out your window. No wonder you decorate there. :) Cathryn
http://blueladie.blogspot.com/

Chris said...

Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Holidays!

debra said...

please enter me in your generous giveaway and happy holidays

Linda in Maryville, IL said...

I think that view from your back door is fabulous and peaceful. I could look out at it quite often!

LaNelle said...

Really enjoy your posts always makes me smile or stop for a moment and think...thank you for a chance at a great give away. Blessings for a Merry Christmas...

Jonette said...

Enjoy your blog and appreciate the laughs. Thank you for this nice giveaway. Would love to win!

Michele Washburn said...

Merry Christmas to you and the brats! Please enter me in your generous giveaway! I enjoy reading your blog and look forward to finding it in my email in box!

dogwoodfarm said...

Hi Marly, You always do such a beautiful job decorating and keeping your grounds looking beautiful!
Thanks so much for this generous give a way!
Merry Christmas to you!!
xo

Anne said...

What a lovely giveaway Marly! I would love to be entered! Your house and yard is always decorated perfectly!

Terri said...

You have a beautiful home and I love seeing pictures of it!

Please enter me into your drawing.

Merry Christmas!

tpatterson1961@gmail.com

Annmarie said...

LOVE your house decor - you have made such great choices in decorating - I could live there!!! Have a wonderful Christmas filled with joy and happy times. Take care Annmarie

chickenchupacabra said...

I enjoy reading your blog & looooove how your house looks!! Please enter me in your drawing & thank you!

Jill said...

What a generous gift you are offering! I enjoy your blog a lot-your projects are always inspirational to me!
Merry Christmas!

Debbie Kos said...

thanks for the generous gift :) please include me in the drawing…Debbie Kos

Helen said...

How nice it would be to have an early Christmas. Thank you,
Helen in MI

Shari said...

The view out your window is so beautiful! I love views that are timeless like yours - could be today, could be a hundred years ago...Peace and plenty to you and yours! Shari

kathiquilts said...

gorgeous view out your back window!

Terry N said...

Merry Christmas to you, Marly. I love to read your blog -- you have a very funny and entertaining way of writing.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

You have such a wonderful view. I'd decorate the back too if I had such beauty to look at. Merry Christmas!

Jean Hohulin said...

So generous, thanks for sharing! Jean

Marjorie Downey said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Yours is my favorite blog, but you get me in trouble! I finished the BOF Santas last week and am finishing up Eliz. Laidman today!

missy said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours.Thank you for the generous contest.Your property looks amazing. I'm living in the city now and we have not one tree on our property. I have to loving gaze at our neighbors tree so I appreciate all the trees from your view. WOW!!

pj said...

Wow, fun choices. Thanks Marly. Just letting you know I used the rusty bells yesterday when finishing some ornaments! They worked great!

Pam in Iowa

Krissy B. said...

You are my daily dose of laughs and sometimes tears. You have a huge heart and someday I'd love to meet you in person AND I want to see your house in person! It's been fun following that journey!! I hope for you to have everything you wish for in 2015. Krissy B.

Babs in Alabama said...

What a giveaway you do offer :) I have been slowly trying to get back into blogging and so glad bloglovin sent you my way.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. You are an inspiration to all sampler stitchers.

Kathy L. said...

What a nice giveaway. I love your backyard decorating. Your home is so lovely!!
Please include me in the chance. I love to follow.

Thankyou
Kathy

Karen said...

Merry Christmas! Thank you for the generous giveaway. Love the view from your back windows.

Elaine said...

Hi - Merry Christmas and thanks for the giveaway! Love your decorating and all your little trees with the lights that you have posted before!

Carol said...

The view from your kitchen is so pretty, Marly--very peaceful...

You'll make someone very happy with your generous gift--good luck to all :)

Mickey said...

Making my list and checking it twice. Please enter me in the drawing.

Merry Christmas !!!!

sandi s said...

I love the view from your window! Thank you for the giveaway. I hope you have a Merry Christmas. Hugs,

Nupur said...

Dear Marly,
Really like the decorations - I am always impressed with how much you still get done with all the 'disruptions' and hospital visits. Do hope your sister is better by now.
Thanks for the chance to win some stash money - Happy Holidays!

Cynde Marschner said...

Thank you for the opportunity. Hope I win!! I love your pics.

Pam in IL said...

So sweet of you to offer a giveaway! Your view from the kitchen is awesome!

bob robert said...

Thank you for such a nice offer. Merry Christmas! Roann

lakelady said...

Love the view! I always say I have 2 front yards and they both need to be decorated. Thank you for the giveaway- may your generosity come back to you !

DK

bab5313 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
BAB
bab5313@psu.edu

Ellen said...

Merry Christmas to you too! You have a lovely view from the kitchen!

Thank you for the chance, sure would love to stash ha ha!

Hugs,

Judy said...

I love the choices. Thank you so much, and count me in. :-)

Marlene said...

Thank you for the give-away Marly!!!
This is exciting!
If I win, no problem. I'm sure I'll find too much that I want.
Your house is looking good.
Take care and thanks again.

Marlene

Dede said...

What a fun give away! Thanks so much and throw my name in the hat!
Merry Christmas!

Denise said...

Thank you for another generous giveaway! No matter how much stash
we all have, there's always room for a
little more...
Merry Christmas!

Judy said...

Lovely view from your window. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your generous giveaway. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Anonymous said...

Thank you for offering the giveaway. Your backyard is lovely.
Peggy M.

Deb F said...

What a great view! I hope it's calming when you need it.

Thanks for doing this!

Maggee said...

Whoa--lots of comments... My bird feeder hook thing bends pretty easy on the long part, but probably not the curly part. Going to move it this weekend. Can't see it!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

That's they way I feel too...I decorate for me more than anyone else because I'm trying to make ME happy and my family too :) I adore how you've decorate in your back!

Kathy R. said...

Hi Marly,
I always get a kick out of your posts. Decorating should always be to make YOU happy, not the neighbors. Thanks for offering such a generous giveaway. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Jean AR said...

The view from your window is beautiful. Merry Christmas.

Kathy H said...

Merry Christmas. I like to decorate our back too. We like to put some lights out there that we see as we pass through the house. Your back porch looks wonderful.

Christie said...

The picture of your yard is beautiful. What a lovely view. ~~ Christie

Lorraine Shroyer said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours,
I enjoy your blog very much. You write as a "real" person with smiles and pain. I appreciate that very much as I go through my days.
Thank you for the opportunity to win a special gift before Christmas.
Lorraine .

Sheryl S. said...

Very best wishes for a Happy Christmas. Such a generous giveaway, please put my name in the hat.

Barb said...

Your decorating style is so lovely...calm and soothing. Thank you for a nice giveawy.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful links - I know what I'll be doing for the next few hours...
SF

Anonymous said...

What a generous offer! I found your Blog via The Twisted Stitcher...I've been around the stitching community for many years....
Love the way you decorate...similar to how I do..
Happy Holidays!

Marion
LNMGoulding@aol.com

leslieg542 said...

What a lovely blog! You've almost made me feel a part of your family. I love your decorating style. I need to get going!

lisa said...

What a great blog....I was referred here by Vonna at THe Twisted Stitcher....thank you for sharing your beautiful decorating!! Lisa K

Ana Roat said...

I too came from Vonna and so glad I did! The view is lovely indeed. Thanks for the share and chance, hope all is well your sister and a very Merry Christmas to you as well!

ana

Phyllis said...

Merry Christmas! Having just found your blog and becoming a follower, I've enjoyed reading your posts and looking at your stitching. You have a beautiful home...just my style!

Merry Wind Farm said...

I'm so behind on blogs...can I still enter?

Christine said...

Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway. I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas.

Christine
Crazy4basketz@gmail.com

Frances N said...

Your decorating is lovely, as always!
Thank you for a chance in your great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Beauty Bonnet said...

love your kitchen view and your decor.. i predict your finger will get a good workout (no telling how your arthritis will fare, but good luck!:-) )

i'd love a chance at your great giveaway..thank you!

tracy
msminister at gmaildotcom

donna said...

Your home is absolutely gorgeous and so inviting, I just love it, thank you for the opportunity for the giveaway. Donna R.

VikkiR said...

Please add my name to your generous giveaway. Your Christmas decorating is beautiful! I wish you could come to my house and help me, lol! I am sending prayers for your sister.

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