Wednesday, 4 January 2012

New Finish and A Giveaway!

Well, I said I would be stitching for Christmas, and here is my first finish for 2012.  The Prairie Schooler - Blackwork Angels.  I just love these designs and hope to do more of the set.  I'm already half way through the next one.

The Prairie Schooler - Blackwork Angels.


Yes, this is a first for me.  It's my blogoversary in 4 days time, so I want to celebrate with a Giveaway. 
I've had a look at my collection of leaflets that I have collected over the years and found these.

Starting from the top left there is:-
  • Ginger & Spice - The Tulip & The Rose
  • DMC - Country Kitchen
  • Artistic Needle - Musical Christmas
  • Zweigart - Cork - Pulled and drawn threadwork
  • National Park Needlework - Lower Falls, Yellowstone National Park
  • American School of Needlework - Santas at Work & Play
  • Lily Fire-Screen Chart (Magazine Freebie)

So here are the rules if you want to join in the fun.
  1. Be a follower - old or new.
  2. Post a comment on this post.  Please add your email address to your post please.
  3. For an extra entry, post a link to my giveaway on your own blog, and come back and tell me you have done so.
  4. Closes on Friday 17 February 2012.  I will do a draw over the week-end.


And finally, here is a cheeky squirrel at the fat balls, which we put out for the birds.

Grey Squirrel.

Happy Stitching Everyone


GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Congrats on the finish!

Please include me in your drawing.
Thank you.

Ruth said...

Wonderful finish and I'd love to be included in your giveaway.

Cleejoow said...

Count me in! I've posted your giveaway on my sidebar. my email can be found on my profile page.

Lesley said...

A very pretty Angel. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

cucki said...

A very lovely finish..
Please enter me in your giveaway
Me email is.
Love cucki xx

Wendy said...

That's a lovely angel, I love the use of blackwork on her.

I'd love to be entered in the draw - my email is attached to my profile.

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

That's such a pretty finish. Black and gold go together so well.

Squirrels eventually work out a way, clever little things.

Kimberly R. said...

Wonderful stitching on the Angel!!
I'd love to enter your drawing - Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Ukka said...

Hi dear! I wish you a so Happy Blogaversary!! What a lovely blog and wonderful Angel! I'm a new follower and I've posted this lovely goodies on my sidebar. Thank you so much for this lovely chance! God bless! :D Ukka

mdgtjulie said...

Cute squirrel, and lovely giveaway. I'm an old follower, so please enter me in your draw. I really love that Yellowstone chart!! Happy blogoversary!!

Kaisievic said...

Very cute squirrel. I am a follower and I would love to be included in this giveaway.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Kaisievic said...

I have also posted about it on my blog:


Kaisievic said...

Last thing - My email address is


Bianca's Cross Stitch Oasis said...

Can I please be entered too? My email address is

I really love you blog, especially the two mice on the top :-)

Knittinggirl said...

What a lovely giveaway! I am a follower and would love to be included in this.

Jan said...

Please add me to the draw - I'm a follower

lesli said...

New follower here..I'd love to be added to the giveaway! :)

lesli said...

I've also added a linky to your giveaway on my blog:

Thanks you!

Stitching Noni said...

What a lovely giveaway! Please count me in - I am an "old" Follower and my email address is attached to my profile.

I will also add your giveaway to my sidebar.

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Hi Mary Joan :D I would love if you could include me in your giveaway :D... Thank you so much,

Tami said...

Please add me to the giveaway ;) I'm a new follower.

Tami said...

I've posted your giveaway on my sidebar :)

Valma said...

What a great giveaway !
Can you please count me in
Of course, I post it on my sidebar too :)
Hugs and happy stitching :)

Tanyusha said...

Please enter me in your giveaway.
I am a new follower. The link is in my blog
My e-mail is
yatat99 @ mail dot ru

Thoeria said...

Meant to comment on this ages ago! Would love a chance at these lovelies!