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:

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

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  2. 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!

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

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

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

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  6. 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.

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

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

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  9. 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.

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

    hug from Belgium

    Mieke

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

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

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

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  14. 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!

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

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

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

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  18. I love following your blog what a wonderful giveaway.

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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

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  21. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  26. ooooh! Lovely giveaway - no wonder I follow you.

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

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  28. 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

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

    Maryanne

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

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

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  32. What a lovely post So many gorgeous things
    Iam a follower

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

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

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

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

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  37. 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.

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

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

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

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  41. 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.

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  42. 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.

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  43. 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.

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  44. 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

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  45. 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

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

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

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  48. 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!!!!!

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

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

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  51. 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.

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  52. 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

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  53. 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

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  54. 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

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

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  56. 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

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  57. 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.

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

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  59. 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

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  60. 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..

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  61. 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.

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

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

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  64. 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! :)

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

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

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

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