Another Giveaway!


I can't believe I have reached the 200 followers milestone! 

It constantly amazes me that people actually like my designs and want to read what I write!  So as a thank you gift I am having a little giveaway just for followers of my blog - my lovely current ones and any more who join in the next week. 

So if you are a follower, leave a comment on this post and you will be in the draw for winning one of
my e-patterns.  The winner will be able to choose any pattern from my range. 

Entries will close midnight next Saturday 15th January (Australian ESTime).


 And talking of patterns, I have done a bit of rearranging on the website and have also added eight more patterns, most of which I have talked about over the last few months.  One pattern I haven't shown you is this cute little perpetual calendar.


It has removable birdhouses and "clouds" for the numbers and days of the week and a little hanging bag to keep all the bits and pieces in.


I really had fun designing this and was quite delighted with how it turned out.
It was featured in Handmade Volume 28, No 9:



And here it is on the editorial page:


We are back to just the two of us rattling around in our big house after saying goodbye yesterday to our daughter who has gone back to Japan. It is rather quiet after having bodies in just about every room on some occasions in the last couple of weeks.  We tallied up 20 visitors so far, and it won't be quiet for long with more to come in a couple of days.  The sewing machine is up, but only to whiz up a small curtain that we needed. And while it is quiet, I need to write up some instructions for the
new free Block of the Month pattern
which I plan to give you next week.

Sharon very kindly sent some photos of some of the blocks she has done on last year's free BOM "Gifts of Grace".  Hasn't she done such lovely work ... and such great satin stitch for someone who hasn't done much before: 




The "Gifts of Grace" pattern is now available for purchase. I'd love to continue to see photos of your completed work.

Now, I better get a move-on and grab some time to get the free BOM organised for next week!

Happy stitching
Regards
Val

82 comments:

  1. Congratulations on 200 followers - that's me plus 199 other lucky folks!
    Your perpetual calendar is adorable - although it shouldn't come as a surprise since everything you do seems to be!
    Hugs,
    Kerry

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  2. Yah! Another Give a way!!!

    crispychips

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  3. Thank you! What a lovely giveaway. So glad to be a follower of your blog.

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  4. Please enter me in your giveaway. I have been a fan of your patterns for a couple of years. Hugs!!

    Pam

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  5. I'll be first,Your calendar is sweet.i love bird houses. Congratulations on reaching 200+ followers.
    Hugs,Faye

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  6. Could I really be the first comment? I am so excited that you are having another FREE BOM!! Thank you, your work is gorgeous. And thank you for the chance to enter a giveaway! I hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you!
    Maria

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  7. Hi Val, I think this is the first time I have been NO. 1 to comment on any blog!
    I am so looking forward to your new BOM this year.
    I have become a follower, and also intend this year to use your tutorial to learn how to do bullion roses. Sandy :)
    sandnagels1945@hotmail.com

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  8. OMG, decisions, decisions. If I was lucky enough to win which pattern would I choose? Thank you for giving us the chance ot enter.
    hugs
    Miche'le

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  9. Love your blog, your designs are always great eye candy, Love your children's range, how downloaded you patterns. Keep up the fantastic work.

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  10. I'm a follower, and would love a chance to win.

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  11. Hola Laird Val, paseando por la web encontré su lindo blog, me gustó mucho el calendario eterno es muy original.
    Un abrazo desde Santiago de Chile.

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  12. What a wonderful opportunity! I would love to be entered in the giveaway. Yippee!!

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  13. Your little calendar is adorable! But I love all of your patterns. Thank you for the giveaway, I am a follower.

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  14. Congratulations on 200 followers! Wow, 8 new patterns, and moved far, far away and then keeps updates on your blog. You are a talented lady. Thank you for a new BOM, and the opportunity to win one of your patterns, it will be hard to decide which one!

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  15. Love the cute little house and the cat :o) Would love to be included in your giveaway. I am a follower! Can't wait to see your BOM coming!

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  16. Congrats on your increasing amount of followers :-)!
    I truly believe that there are many good reasons
    why each one of us has become a follower.
    Your new perpetual calendar pattern is
    lovely!!!!

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  17. I love your patternss and you are so sweet to have a giveaway and remind people how to show their email.
    Thank you so much

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  18. Of course you have 200 followers; you are a fabulous designer! Sharon has done great work. So pretty. Mine are not so much and I've given up..but only for now. I'll try again sometime soon. I am going to blog about them Mon or Tues but I am so embarrassed about them so don't show them on your blog!!

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  19. What fun - giveaways are great. You are so very generous. Love your perpetual calendar and enjoy your blog and all your wonderful creations. Congratulations on getting up to 200!

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  20. Congratulations on 200! I love the new perpetual calendar - how clever. Looking forward to the new BOM as well as other fantastic surprises.

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  21. Wow Val... congratulations on 200 followers... I love reading your blog and LOVE your BOM...

    Sandyn

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  22. I have become a føllower and would love a chanse to win. Hugs Jofrid

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  23. really must learn how to send a photo of the quilt I made my sister in law using your Gifts of Grace blocks. It's in memory of her son who she lost April 2010. She loved it and I love your patterns.

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  24. Oh Val.....you should believe it...we love your designs!!!! I wouldn't be anywhere else...I'll follow you everywhere!!! LOL
    XX sugary hugs
    Wendy :O)

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  25. Congrats on 200 followers Val, I'm not surprised at all - you are so talented!!! I LOVE that calender, that is just too cute - and in Handmade too!!! I think they really liked it too.

    Sounds like you've had quite the full house - is there anything better than family?! Can't wait to see your new bom - I love how Sharon did Gifts of Grace, hard to believe she hasn't been doing satin stitch very long!

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  26. What a lovely giveaway, thankyou. Love your calender, very clever. Looking forward to your BOM
    Chrissie

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  27. Hi Val, your little calendar is adorable.

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  28. Val, you are just amazing!! I so love the calendar.... too cute for words. Count me in.... you know I'm a follower!!
    Hugs, Sue from Cyprus x x
    P.S. Last night I was busy putting my Gift of Grace quilt together. Will quilt it and send you piccies.... just lovely!

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  29. Love your designs can not wait for then new BOM. Loved the pattern in the magazine plan to make one for me home. Thanks

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  30. Congratulations on 200 followers, Val! I love your little perpetual calendar. It certainly is cute. Hugs, Christine

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  31. Congratulations on 200+ followers Val! I am most happy for you and love your designs. I adore the perpetual calender design and am looking forward to your new BOM. Many blessings to you!
    Carmen in AK

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  32. congratulations, you have wonderfull patterns and your new one the perpetual calendar is just so cute.
    Hugs Anneke ^..^

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  33. Congrats to your followers!I love to follow too! Your calendar is so sweet!I am looking forward to your new BOM and I started again working on the last three blocks from your last BOM! Can;t wait to finish it!
    Be blessed!

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  34. Congrats on 200 followers! I love your work and checking out what you are up to via your blog!

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  35. I feel very inspired to start gifts of grace after seeing that lovely work.
    I also printed love never fails which I hope to stitch for a friend.

    I am having a 1000 post plus giveaway of some goodies, not like clever Val of my own work but anyone is welcome to visit and comment on an element in my blog which they enjoy.

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  36. I always forget to follow but just adjusted that.

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  37. Congrats on reaching 200 followers!!

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  38. Congratulations to you, I love reading your blog, please add me to your giveaway.

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  39. Congrats on 200 followers! Can't wait for your next BOM!I love your Gifts of Grace:)

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  40. Felicidades, 200 seguidores no está nada mal.
    Disculpas por no escribir en ingles.
    El pasado año hice los bloques "free" que había en su blog y me divertí muchísimo bordando, hacia mucho que no lo hacía.Ahoa me falta coserlos unos con otros, enviaré foto en cuanto esté acabado.
    Desde Girona- España, una admiradora de su blog.

    Maria

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  41. Your patterns are lovely. I am glad I found you!

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  42. Congrats on 200 followers! And thank you for the lovely giveaways.

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  43. Please enter me, I hope to win such a nice pattern!
    Thank you,
    Greetings, Cisca

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  44. Hello Val! I read your blog long ago, but from now I'm your "official " follower. I love your designs and works! They are great ahd full of Holy Spirit. Thank you for this lovely giveaway! Györgyi

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  45. Felicidades por tus 200 seguidores. Yo lo soy hace tiempo, me encantan tus diseños y, aunque desde España, me gustaría probar suerte en este sorteo. Abrazos.

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  46. Love the perpetual calendar - you are so clever! Looking forward to seeing the new BOM! Thanks for sharing pictures from others about last year's - it is so fun to see everyone's own style!

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  47. Val, congraualtions on your 200 followers. I am a follower without a blog so there are probably many more out there like myself who love your designs also. Many thanks for sharing them with us.

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  48. Yeaaaaa on reaching 200 followers, but I am surprised it is not 2,000 - I just love your designs. Please count me in on the giveaway, I follow you already.

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  49. I have been following your blog for some time.I am more of a 'looker' than a 'doer'!!! But I can dream and your lovely things feed my dreams.

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  50. Hi Val,
    WOW...Congratulations on reaching 200 followers. Wonderful milestone! I have of course been following your for a while now and loving every stitch of it. Your new calendar is so delightful and I'm so excited to see what your 2011 BOM is. Big Hugs...

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  51. I am a follower. I like your blog. Enter me in your current give-away. Thank you so much for your free patterns.

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  52. Congrats on 200 foloowers...which I am one of:) Please include me in on the drawing. Best wishes for a very happy, blessed nad productive 2011.
    Hugs,
    Terry

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  53. Congratulations on 200 followers. I really loved......... your calender, very innovative. I am already your follower since I really adore your work.

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  54. congrats... i see you are well over 200 now.... we will be celebrating the next century soon....
    Hugz

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  55. I will love to win one of your patterns
    Love from Denmark
    Jette

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  56. What a great giveaway! I'd love to win the pattern for that perpetual calendar, it's so lovely!

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  57. WOW! 200...that's great! I follow you on My Yahoo. I love your blog, and I love your patterns. I've got...I don't know how many! A lot. I love every single one I've made. In fact, I'm making your "What is Love" table runner for my husband for Valentine's day, in colors to go with our wedding china. I Corinthians 13 was quoted by our wedding party in our wedding ceremony, so this is perfect!

    Love everything you do, so congratulations and keep it up!

    Dot
    dminshall67@yahoo.com

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  58. May I be in the draw?
    KATRIN W.

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  59. Oh! How lovely. A chance to win one of your lovely patterns. Yes, I am a follower :-)

    Chris

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  60. Congratulations on having 200 followers. Thanks for the chance to win one of your wonderful patterns.

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  61. Hola desde Pamplona en España soy tu seguidora,tambien estás en mi lista de visitas
    bss

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  62. It's wonderful that you are getting more followers! Your designs are so lovely! Thank you for posting about the blocks. I just took my time doing the satin stitch after watching a how-to video. Your calender is so cute!

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  63. Congratulations on 200 followers, actually well over 200, I am a new follower and I enjoyed looking at your patterns. I would love to win your giveaway.

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  64. Bravo pour votre créativité, j'adore vos ouvrages, bonne continuation et que l'année 2011 vous apporte beaucoup d'inspiration.Marie-Jeanne

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  65. Congratulations on reaching 200 followers. I've been absent from blogland for almost a year...so my followers probably think I've gone!! I'll be back soon...
    Rainbow smiles... Gloria

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  66. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway. The calendar is so cute!

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  67. Congratulations on the 200 followers. I look forward to your new BOM. I have read your blog for a long time but from today I am a follower. Thank you for this giveaway,

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  68. Val, since I've just received a lovely gift from you I'll not enter this one but I wanted to say thank you again and tell you how much I love your patterns! blessings, marlene

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  69. Hello Val, I hope you are no where near the flooded areas of QLD. My niece lives above Toowoomba somewhere. She has just had her 4th child on Dec 29. I praise God that her family is not affected. Her mother and father (my brother) and my elderly are now stuck there. My dad should have been here on the mid/north coast NSW today but has been unable to leave. My brother and his wife and dad are coming to visit me for my 60th birthday this weekend. They will get here when they can!!

    I would love to enter your giveaway,thank you for it and I am already a follower of yours!!

    God bless you and I look forward to your new new free BOM.

    Maryanne

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  70. I am not surprise you have so many followers your work is beautiful.
    thanks for the cahnce to enter your giveaway
    Hugs
    Laura

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  71. Thanks for the new giveaway and your realisations.

    Your calendar is so beautifull Congratulations... ! how to buy this book or your pattern in Belgium ?

    thanks for all

    Hugs

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  72. Well I'm not surprised at all at the number of follwers you have.!! I love your blog and your work.
    That lil' calendar is ADORABLE!!!!

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  73. 200 followers, not surprising to me after finding your free stitchery patterns for 2010. They are awesome and I'm anxious to see your new pattern. I love the free patterns and a give-a-way too.

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  74. New follower. Please enter me. Beautiful work!!!!

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  75. Congrats. Lovely blog. I'm a new follower please enter me in your give a way

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  76. Congratulations on 200 followers. All your patterns are so pretty.

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  77. Thanks for sharing new bom with me. I really love your works of art. They are always so special to me. Love the perpetual calender you have made and also congrats with reaching 200+. Hugs

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  78. I discovered your blog, it's nice, I regret not understand everything, but I love this model, I'll go visit the rest of the blog
    friendship of France

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  79. I love your work and I am making those little bags(free patterns) for each member of my family for Christmas 2012, Congratulations on reaching 200 followers and thank you for the giveaway.

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  80. Keepthose creative juices flowing Val. You bless & inspire us. Kindest regards, Catherine.

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