Giveaway Time!


It's time to have a Giveaway to celebrate the publishing of my 100th design. 
(More about this occasion here.)

I have a little parcel of goodies as a prize:


There's this pretty satchel which I showed you a few weeks ago:

a little embroidered felt pincushion and matching scissor-keep:



and some fabric from the Rue St Germaine range - approx 60 x 2½ inch squares and 20 x 5 inch charm squares:


 Entry is simple. This is a giveaway for anyone who is a follower of my blog.  Just leave a comment at the end of this post to go into the draw.  Entries will close at midnight Saturday 2nd March (Australian time).
Edit: A reminder: I use Comment Moderation (so you don't have to guess Blogger identity numbers and letters) so your comment will not appear until after I have verified it. 
Also, my apologies if your comment can't be seen!  I accidentally pressed the wrong button and more than 40 comments have not been published!  However, be assured I have them all still and you have been entered in the giveaway, even though you can't see them below!.

I didn't ever get round to showing you another of my projects - a 4 inch fabric box called "For a Rainy Day".  It features two of my favourite design elements - applique and roses:


It's in Embroidery and Cross Stitch Magazine, Vol 20 No 7.  That's it in the centre of the bottom row:



I have always loved umbrellas:


especially when they are filled with silk ribbon and grub roses:



I think this is my favourite side:


Last week didn't turn out as planned so there wasn't much stitching done.  However, I did get my skates on and prepared the patterns for two of my designs that I have shown you before.  They are both now available for purchase on the website.

Buckets of Love:

 This is my Country:

They can both be found on the wall-hanging page.

I had to see a Specialist on Friday for my annual check-up. Thankfully, everything was fine.  In our conversation he wanted to know what I do to keep busy in my retirement. The outcome is that I now have official medical sanction for my craft addiction!  He told me to keep doing it as it is good for my health!   LOVE IT!

I had better finish before I am tempted to put any more photos in this post!

Happy stitching!
Val

69 comments:

Melody said...

Of course I'm a follower and I'd love to enter your fabulous giveaway. Love the new designs

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a happy follower.

Winona said...

I would love to win this. Also the drawing ends on my birthday, Mar. 2nd. Maybe I will win a special birthday gift this year. (grin) Everything is lovely as usual!

Jessica said...

I am a loyal follower...haven't been commenting much lately but I am still here! Love you work Val!

Maddy said...

I am a happy little follower...love what you have been up to. Such pretty umbrellas.

jofridsquilt said...

I have been a follower for a long time. Love your designs. Hugs Jofrid

Nima said...

thank you for keeping us inspired with you ideas and designs...i'm always a follower of your blog..thank you so much for the fabulous giveaway.

Annie said...

Definately a follower - thank you for the opportunity Val! Love your works!

Cheryll said...

OMG what a wonderful giveaway! Please put my name in your hat as I am a follower! Love the new designs too :)

Wendy said...

Congrats on your 100th design!:) A great milestone. I am a follower of your blog for a while now. I am loving the new bom. Thank you for generous gifts of the bom and for this awesome giveaway.

quiltingmieke said...

hello,,I lie the give away so I take a chance,
succes to alle that take that chance to

hug from Belgium

Mieke

shez said...

congrats Val and i am one happy follower,well done.xx

Nellie put the kettle on said...

Very much a follower. Absolutely love your designs and your work. Please count me in to your beautiful giveaway. xx

Noa said...

I am the love the give away

Corina said...

You make such beautiful things! Clearly everything is made with so much care.

Patty C. said...

Faithful follower here... I would love to be included in your Giveaway!

Congrats on your 100th design although i must say I'm not surprised- your designs are always so charming!

Grethe said...

Congratulations on your 100s design, what a lovely achievement :-) great being a follower of your blog, great to enter your give-away !

Martina said...

I am a happy follower too! Those umbrellas are so lovely! Just beautiful!

Laila L S said...

Oh yes, I'm a follower. I love your designs and of course I'd love to enter your giveaway. Keeping my fingers crossed :-)

Pippas quilts said...

I love following your blog what a wonderful giveaway.

Tia said...

I don't know how you find the time to make so many lovely things, and have an interesting blog!
It's really kind of you to have such a great giveaway too. Whoever wins will be thrilled.

Rian said...

Of course I leave a message. I like your blog and patterns..... still working on the Dutch lilies quilt. Maybe just a few more weeks and then it is finished.... I will sent you some pictures.

Greetings from a snow white Holland

Sharon said...

Hi Val congratulations on your 100th design...I am a huge fan of yours and have been for some time now. I know when I look at your art it makes me feel very much feminine and all pretty inside. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

Susan said...

Love your work - you are certainly inspired. Love the umbrellas and the fabric squares

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Beautiful umbrellas!
I have been a follower for quite a while and love your designs. Thanks for the chance to join in your giveaway.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations on such a wonderful milestone! Thank you for such a generous give away and the winner is going to be so thrilled.

Kathleen said...

Congrats on number 100...ALL your designs are swell, but "Rainy" is particularly delightful!!

Karen said...

ooooh! Lovely giveaway - no wonder I follow you.

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower but I don't know if I can enter from the UK??

marygabriella said...

Mi piace moltissimo il tuo blog. Posso partecipare al giveway anche se vivo in Italia? Spero di si.
Un abbraccio e congratulazioni per il traguardo che hai raggiunto!
Marygabriella

MARYNAN said...

Hello Val, I am a follower and would love to win some of your goodies, which would be wonderful!!

Maryanne

margrethe.jaastad@live.no said...

Hei,og god søndag!
Er din faste følger,og beundrer dine broderidesigner i lappeteknikkens verden!
Beste hilsen Quiltegleder Margrethe

Doina said...

Congratulations on your 100s design!
I am a new follower and I appreciate your work.
Great giveaway and I hope to win!

retdairyqueen said...

What a lovely post So many gorgeous things
Iam a follower

Susan said...

Great news from the specialist - keep at it! and thanks for the giveaway!!

Moira said...

Congrats on your 100th design being published! And thanks for the give away of so many lovely goodies. May God bless your future endeavors.

Lynne Gay said...

I am a new follower who is enjoying your blog and the free BOM,
Would love to win your give a way
Lynne.

Di said...

I'm a follower - I love the way you weave your faith into your work.

heleen said...

I'm a follower. I love your designs. It's very nice to read your blog. What a lovely give away. Thanks for the chance.

barcord said...

I am a follower Val. Thank you for all your beautiful designs.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Congratulations on 100! I am a happy follower too~ I love seeing your designs. You do such a beautiful job! Have a happy day!

This Dog's Mom said...

Congratulations on your 100th post and the features in Country Threads! Your designs are lovely! Thanks for the generous giveaway opportunity.

Lynn B said...

Congratulations on your 100th design!

Everything you design is so pretty, I love visiting your blog to see what wonders you have in store for us all to drool over!
Of course I am a follower and would loooove to win this gorgeous prize.

Lynn B said...

Congratulations on your 100th design!

Everything you design is so pretty, I love visiting your blog to see what wonders you have in store for us all to drool over!
Of course I am a follower and would loooove to win this gorgeous prize.

Ann said...

Thank you for this chance, I have just found you and plan to stay. I am a follower now and everything is so pretty. I would love to have a little of everything.

shawn said...

I have been following and I love all of your designs, thank you for a chance at the giveaway I would love to win something you made!!
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

margaret price said...

Love that little box, and the giveaway satchel too. Would just love to win something of yours Val.....everything you do is fabulous.
Have a happy stitching day....what else can we do on a rainy day.
Margaret Price

Wivi said...

What a lovely giveaway.
I'm a follower and I would love to win.

Teri said...

Congrats on the success of your 100th item being published. Thanks for having this giveaway.

quiltsbycheryl said...

I have been a follower for some time...I love your designs! I am now following your newest--Apples of Gold--which is beautiful! And since I work in apples it is perfect! Thanks for a chance to win. Keep up the great work!!!!!

magicthimblecreations said...

Your work is beautiful. The umbrellas are unique in shape and style.

Marjorie Nath said...

I'm a newer follower and I enjoy your blog. Thank you for the chance to win.otmail.com
thelady at h

grann616 said...

Hi Val, I love your designs! I have been an email follower, now I joined google. Got my fingers crossed, cause I would really love your giveaway! Sharon slozano5 at earthlink dot net.

desertskyquilts said...

I love your box - every side of it. Thanks for the giveaway. It's an exciting one. Congratulations on all those patterns, too! I'm an e-mail follower.

dezertsuz at gmail

Angelia L. said...

I am a very happy email follower...really hope that counts. Congrats on your 100th design! I only wish that I could get the beautiful Australian magazines here in small town USA. Your designs are absolutely gorgeous.....please please keep them coming! Thank you!
anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

Bobbie said...

Congratulaions on another beautiful design and on #100. God has truly blessed you with a wonderful gift of talent and with a big heart for sharing. It would be wonderful to win something made by you. Thank You!! Bobbie

Jytte R said...

I am a follower as well and happy for that. You give me so great inspiration. Your new little box is so delightful.

apple blossom said...

Congratulations and I love your designs.

nice giveaway thanks love to be added to the list.

gfc follower
apple blossom

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Sherry said...

Your designs are lovely. I am glad that you share your talent with all of us. I always enjoy visiting and seeing your new creations.

Teresa said...

Oh please count me in on the drawing. I would be thrilled to have such pretty items made by you!

SandyN said...

Hi Val... I am a happy follower... I may not always comment.. but I always have a smile on my face when I read your blog and see your work.

Sandyn

DeeDee said...

I am a brand new follower I was looking for thread catchers on pinterest and it lead me straight to you... what a post to start stalking you on uh.. :D I am off to visit your place... thanks for the chance..

Ondrea said...

Val, good on you for being so productive. It is very therapeutic for sure. Your umbrellas are beautiful and I love the giveaways. Keep creating beautiful things for us to enjoy.

Wendy B said...

You have been very busy Val...love all that you do
xox sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Gayle said...

I am a follower and I love your work, it is just beautiful.

Denise :) said...

What a sweet giveaway! The little embroidered umbrellas are just darling. And your Buckets of Love piece is really sweet, too!! I'm a happy follower! :)

mimi'sdarlins said...

I've been following your blog for quite some time and love your designs. Thank you for offering this lovely giveaway.

shawkl said...

Congrats on your 100th pattern! How cool is that! (I'm loving those umbrellas!...so am off hunting for the magazine).
Kathy

Andrea said...

I love the little bag, soo cute. I love your designs. Congratulations on the 100th.