Wednesday, August 8, 2012

500 Follower Giveaway

I knew today was going to be a good day when I got out of bed this morning....I just had that feeling.  My good feeling is going to be someone's gain in their stash.  In celebration of my little blog having 500 followers, I'm having a giveaway and here's what someone will receive.

(click on picture to get a close up of the goodies)

From Mill Hill's Autumn Harvest Collection - Hooty the Owl kit.
From Shepherd's Bush - Pine Needle Roll kit.
From Erica Michaels - her Needle Nut Scissor Fob pattern which includes the 30ct. silk gauze.
From Namaste - a leather case which will hold your scissors and needles.
From Gingher - a pair of their premium thread clippers.
From Access Commodities - Needle Card which shows you all the different kinds of needles used for needlework and their sizes.
From Hand Dyed Fibers - a 25yd spool of 6 stranded silk in Gigi's Christmas colors.
From Graziano Linen - a 14 x 16 piece of tan/cream checked linen.
From Riley Blake Designs - a charm pack of 5" squares in fall colors.
From Caron - a skein of Wildflowers in the color Kelp.
From Caron - a skein of Waterlillies in the color Nefertiti.

I will also throw in some surprises that are too numerous to name.  Here are the rules for this giveaway:
  You must be a follower of this blog.
Please comment on this post only and here's how you can have a second entry.  If you want a second chance to win this giveaway, post a second comment and in that comment tell me who your favorite designer is.  That's it.....that's all.  I will keep this open for a week so next Wednesday, Aug. 15 I will use the random number generator to pull a number.

Good luck to everyone who enters!!!!
Blessings as always,
Barbara


174 comments:

Rita E in AZ said...

Congratulations on so many followers and what a wonderful prize for your giveaway.

Rita E in AZ said...

My favorite designer changes with the wind but today I am admiring some Ellen Maurer-Stroh charts.

Robin said...

WOW 500 followers!! Congrats.

Thank you for a chance in your give away.

Vickie said...

Congratulations Barbara! What grand prizes. :)

Robin said...

My fav designer is Pam Kellogg. I wish she was still designing but I have lots of her charts so have lots to stitch.

Vickie said...

Hey, I'm back! My favorite designer might be La D Da.

lanybleu said...

Its great when you wake up with that feeling isnt it.
Thanks for such a lovely giveaway, well done on 500 follower.

lanybleu said...

One of my fav designers is Judy Dixon, she has some gorgeous designs.

Mouse said...

oooooooooooooooo mopping up lady like drool from looking at your photo .... gorgeous goodies you have picked for the giveaway :)
thanks for the chance to get my paws on them :)
love mouse xxxxxx

Mouse said...

ps favourite designer at the mo is La d da :)
love mouse xxxx

Laura said...

Great giveaway. I am a follower.

Laura said...

So hard to pick one designer but at the moment, mine is Nora Adams.

pandy said...

Congrats on your 500 Followers! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway :)

pandy said...

aaaaaaaaand my favourite designer.. hmm, Firewing Designs! I love making her signet dragons which make wonderful gifts for my male friends. :D

Liongoddess said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you!

Liongoddess said...

Almost forgot- my favorite designers are White Willow, Ink Circles, & Brittercup. Couldn't narrow it down to one, but they're my top 3.

Denise said...

Congrats on hitting 500! Awesomely good give away! Good luck to all - could you throw my name in too?

Denise said...

My favorite designer - agh...Blackbird Designs!

Tammy Bergeron said...

Congrats on the big 500!! Thats a lot of readers!! Please enter me in your draw thanks a bunch

Deb said...

Congratulations on 500 followers!!! Such a great and milestone to achieve. I'd love to entered into your giveaway. I even came out of my blogging hiatus to get in on the fun. Thanks for the chance and Congratulations again!!

Tammy Bergeron said...

Oh my favorite designer at the moment is Chatelaine designs

Deb said...

Gosh, I don't know who my favorite designer would be because I love samplers But I love Scarlett Letter charts for their wonderful reproductions of all the old samplers. Can reproducers of charts be considered designers?

Peggy said...

Congrats! I am already a follower.
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Phyllis said...

Congratulations on reaching 500 followers! That is awesome!
I follow your blog and check in often. I love seeing pics of your doggie and your stitching. :)

Peggy said...

I don't really have a favorite designer, but I like Lizzie Kate charts.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Phyllis said...

My favorite designer lately is Blackbird Designs. Shepherd's Bush is a close second.
Thanks for a chance at your wonderful giveaway!

natalyK said...

Congrats on 500 followers!! That is a great milestone. I would love to be included in your giveaway.

natalyK said...

I have many designers that I stitch but I would say my favorite stitched pieces are La D Da designs.

Hazel said...

I would love to enter. What a great prize. I am a follower. x

Denise said...

Congraulations on 500 followers!!! thats super exciting!!! I have been a follower for a while. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway- there is a lot of awesome stuff in there.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Hazel said...

Oh my! My favourite designer?? It would have to be a draw between Beth Twist of Heartstrings samplery or Tanya Marie Anderson from The Sampler Girl. I really couldn't choose between them! x

Laura said...

Congratulations on 500 followers! I would love to be entered into your contest.

Thank you!

Laura

ljmcd7 @ gmail.com

Denise said...

My favorite designer would have to be Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks. Love her stuff.
Happy Stitching
Denise

Laura said...

I love all sorts of designs but right now I am leaning towards Country Cottage Needleworks.

Thanks again for the chance!

Laura

ljmcd7 @ gmail.com

CalamityJr said...

What a generous giveaway! Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on 500 followers.

CalamityJr said...

I had to think a bit about my favorite designer, but for now I'll have say My Big Toe. Like just about everyone else, that's subject to change, lol.

~*Sharee*~ said...

Congrats to you hun on 500 followers that's wonderful; I really enjoy your blog and look forward to your posts; you do some beautiful stitching/finishing..

Hugs, Shar

~*Sharee*~ said...

I have so many "favorites" but right now I'd prob have to say Lizzie Kate is my favorite.. :)

Hugs, Shar

Bianca said...

Barbara, congratulations on your 500 followers. Your blog is great! Thank you for doing this great giveaway :)

Bianca said...

My favorite designer is Lizzie Kate. Her charts are so fun, and I love their whimsy!

Carrie said...

Congrats on 500 followers! That is really awesome! And what a great giveaway!! So many wonderful things.

Carrie said...

My favorite designer is Nora Corbett.

Linda said...

Congrats on having 500 followers of which I am one. I would love to be entered in your awesome giveaway.

Linda

Linda said...

My favorite designer is Diane Arthurs.

Linda

Adrienne said...

Huge congratulations on reaching 500 followers!!

Adrienne said...

My favourite designer is Tracy Horner of Ink Circles.

Linda said...

Congrats on the followers, woohoo!! You are an amazing woman, blogger, and incredible stitcher to boot!! I can remember years ago seeing your items on ebay and wishing I would be able to finish items like you when I grew up. Keep up the good work!

Linda said...

OH- and as far as favorite designer, the old style Shepherd's Bush- always has been, always will be. Just love the "wee people".

Debbie said...

Barbara,
Congrats on number 500!!
I always enjoy reading your blog.

Your giveaway is awesome!!

Judy Z said...

Congrats 0n 500! What a wonderful giveaway. I'm hoping to be the lucky one to have these goodies come my way. Thanks for the opportunity!

Judy Z said...

As far as my favorite designer? Blackbird Designs, of course

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on having 500 followers! Please enter me in your giveaway!

Dani - tkdchick said...

My favourite designer is Teresa Wentzler

missy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Very impressive to have so many followers. I'm not even close to that number...but maybe one day.

hugs
-missy-

missy said...

My favorite designer is a tie between Diane of LHN and Jardin Prive because they both make me happy the entire time I'm stitching them.

Michelle said...

Congrats on the 500 followers and for the chance at such wonderful goodies!

Michelle said...

My favorite designer would have to be Lisa Roswell, The Primitive Needle. Such a tradegy, the industry lost on of it's finest.IMHO

Marilyn said...

Congrats on 500!!!
I am a follower, even though Google keeps booting me out. :(
I would love to enter.
Marilyn

Marilyn said...

I have many favorites, but right now Chessie & Me.
Marilyn

Donna G. said...

Congrats on reaching 500 followers. I think I need about 480 more followers on my blog befor I reach that milestone!!

Donna G. said...

My fave designer? Beth Twist of Heartsting Samplery.

Kate said...

Congratulations on 500 followers! I hope to get there with my blog one day!

Kate said...

My favorite designer...humm that's a tough one. I like Little House Needleworks a lot right now

Teresa S. said...

Congrats on 500 followers! Please enter my name for the drawing.

Teresa S. said...

My favorite designer right now is Meg Hawkey from Crabapple Hill.

Ma Teakettle said...

Well gosh, Barbara, what a generous gal you are!
Congrats on 500...but that's no surprise as we all adore ya ;)
Please throw my hat into the chance to win.
Hugs
Ma

Ma Teakettle said...

My favorite designers are too many to count, but if I had to say the one that I go gaga for, it would have to be...Prairie Schooler.
Hugs and good luck to all!
Ma

Ma Teakettle said...

OH, and I forgot to say the most important words of all...
Thank you Barbara for such a sweet giveaway.
Hugs
Ma

quiltma said...

I am a follower....
Congrats on the 500
Thanks for a great giveaway

quiltma said...

My favorite are
Prairie Schooler
Angel Stichin
Shepherd's Bush
Lizzie Kate
Just to name a few

Lynn said...

Congrats on your 500th post.
You are very generous with your giveaway. I am a follower of your blog. May I please be entered in your giveaway.

Blessings, Lynn
pookeroo10@hotmail.com

Lynn said...

My favorite designers are:
Stacy Nash Primitives
Blackbird Designs
Country Rustic Primitives
Pineberry Lane
Any there are many more but these are my favorites.
Blessings,
Lynn
pookeroo10@hotmail.com

Pam in IL said...

Thanks for such an awesome Grand Give-Away!

Barb said...

Hi Barbara, Congratulations on having so many followers!! Please add my name to the give-away. It looks wonderful!

Barb said...

Hi Again, If I have to pick just one designer it would be Blackbird Designs with Prairie Schooler a close second!!

Pam in IL said...

Gosh, I have so many favorite designers including Brooke's Books, LHN, Blackbird Designs and on and on.

Tracey said...

Wow! Congrats! Please enter me, thanks so much! hannasmom1198@aol.com

Tracey said...

I have many favorite designers, but I would have to say one is The Sampler Girl! :)

Patty C. said...

What a great Giveaway !!!! Please include me - I am definitely a follower !!!

Patty C. said...

I don't think I have a favorite designer - But right now I seem to be leaning towards La-D-Da ....
Hugs ;)

Jannie said...

Barbara - My Momma didn't raise no fool! This is a honey of a giveaway! I'd love to be considered. On to the 2nd comment. Thx for being so generous!

Jannie said...

Barbara - I think my favorite designs are the BlackBird Designs. But I love Country Cottage Designs, Just Nans and so, so many others. I love the Blue Ribbon Designs as well. But my favorite is Blackbird. Thx again for doing this.

Deborah said...

I would love to be entered in your great giveaway! Congrats on 500 followers.

Deborah said...

I love love so many designers but Blackbird Designs is my favorite.

Tracey said...

500 followers... that is SO awesome!!! I'd love to help celebrate, so please enter me in your draw. Thanks so much for the chance!

Tracey said...

For a second chance, I have to say my favourite designer (at the moment) would be Lizzie Kate. I'm really loving the look of her newer designs. Thanks again! :-)

Monica said...

Wowsie, wowsie, woo woo....what a giveaway! Please count me in!
Monica

Monica said...

My favorite designer is Prairie Schooler. Can't get enough of that stuff.
Monica

unikat said...

Congratulations to the many readers of the number of blogs.
I also want to try luck.

unikat said...

Now is your favorite designer Véronique Enginger.

butterfly said...

What a wonderful giveaway Barbara.
Congratulations on reaching 500 followers.
I would love to have a chance of winning.
Thank you.

butterfly said...

Wow now let me think who my favorite designer is I do like Black bird designs and S/bush, but any charts from the US would be fantastic.

cucki said...

Congratulations for 500 followers :)
What a yummy giveaway please count me in.
My fav designer is blackbird design.
Love cucki xxx

Valma said...

Ho my !
500 followers...congrats =)
I only have 40 !! hehehehe
I would love to enter your giveaway
your gifts are very different from what I usually stitch and it would be great fun
big hugs
xxxx

Valma said...

I love stitching designs that 'speaks' to me :)
and whoever the designer is...
but I think Margaret Sherry and Michael Powell are my favourite =)
xxxx

Cath said...

Congrats on 500 followers . I'd love to be entered in your draw , thank you.

Cath said...

One of my favourtite designers is Lizzie Kate , but there are more ,lol .

Chris said...

Congratulations on 500 followers. I love seeing the pieces that you stitch and your wonderful finishing.
Please put my name in the hat.

Chris said...

Her is my fav designer comment :)
Prairie Schooler
Blackbird Designs
There are many others too :)

Lida said...

Whow, what a lovely give-away you have! The question whom is my favorit designer is hard to answer! But for embroidery it are the ladies from Blackbird design and Stacy Nash and for quilting the Dutch designer Quiltma and Lynette Anderson, but sometimes I just fall for a beautiful quilt and want to make that and then I don't ask whom has designed it!
I will make a special log to let my readers know of your give-away!
Greetings from Holland,
Lida

Corina said...

I came across your blog through another one - wow, you make very pretty stuff! I'll become a follower!

Redrodi56 said...

Wow! Awesome achievement Barbara - 500 is amazing! Congrats - only you would celebrate by giving something back to others. And such a smorgosboard of delights you are giving away too - I'd love to be included!

Redrodi56 said...

Almost forgot - my current favorite designer is Shepherd's Bush. Thanks again ;-)

Monique said...

hello i'm just discovering your blog
so i'm a folower today. I would Love tot jion your giveaway. Greetings monique

els b said...

Congratulations on 500 followers. Really super!
And the giveaway is also really great. I love to join!
Greetings, Els

Monique said...

Hello again.
My favoriet designer is EMS andere i also love the Franse designers.
Greetings Monique

els b said...

Forgot something. My favorite designers, I like Blackbird Designs, Country Cottage Needleworks and Red Brolly for the nice combination of stitching and patching.
Gr. Els

Dawn said...

Oh I would love to participate in this giveaway So exciting to reach 500 followers.

Dawn said...

My favorite designer currently is Nikki at CCN, such cheery patterns and use of colors, but my overall favorite is Lavender and Lace, she has such elegance in her use of colors

Anonymous said...

gefeliciteerd, met aldeze volgelinge, en op naar het volgend lustrum. groetjes Hennie

Gabi said...

Congratulations for having 500 followers. What a fantastic milestone. And what a great give away. :)

Gabi said...

My favorite designer is Blackbird Designs.

Cindy's Stitching said...

500 woohooo. What a great giveaway. Please include me.

Cindy's Stitching said...

my favorite designer, hard to pick just one. I would go with blackbird designs.

Dee L said...

I know you won't stop at 500 followers. Your blog is great! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Dee L said...

Fav designer--I probably have more Blackbird Designs and La D Da charts, but I'm working on a Prarie Schooler and JBW Designs right now and just love Rosewood Manor. Not enough time...

Anita A said...

Congratulations with your 500 follower !! Great give away !!

Shannon said...

What a great give away. Congrats on 500 followers. That's a WOW! I have to many favorite designers. Isn't it great they are all out there for us to enjoy. Thanks
oohsaahsw@aol.com

selene said...

Congrats on your 500 Followers! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway, great giveaway!. I am a follower.

selene said...

One of my favorites designers at the moment is Tralalá

Saskia Mahieu said...

Congrats on your 500 followers! I am one of your new followers. I would love to get a chance to win your great give/away!

Saskia

Saskia Mahieu said...

My favourite designer is Little House Needleworks!

Anonymous said...

i love your blog and your giveaway, twinkh@gmail.com

Carol R said...

Wonderful giveaway - please enter me!
I am a longtime follower!

Carol R said...

My favourite designer is Darlene O'Steen

Terri said...

Wow, what a generous giveaway! Please enter me into it!

And Congratulations on reaching 500 followers! That is awesome!!

Terri said...

I would have to say my favorite designer is Emie Bishop (Cross 'n Patch)

Thanks!

Rina said...

Hi Barbara! How wonderful to have reached 500 followers! I love your blog and I hope you will include me in your generous giveaway drawing. Best, Rina
skystitching34 at gmail dot com

Rina said...

Just one favorite designer? Gah! So hard...but I think I can narrow it down to a tie between Little House Needleworks and The Sampler Girl!

jwood said...

If I had a blog and I had 500 followers, I would be thrilled - and scared! Congratulations and I look forward to many more posts!

jwood said...

This week I think my favorite designer is Rosewood Manor. Next week will probably be something different!

Faye said...

What an accomplishment wirh500 followers!!! Congrats And definitely count me in on this fantastic giveaway!!!! Faye

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 500 followers Barbara.
Carol H UK

Elly said...

What a nice blog. And what a lovely give away.

marijke's crea said...

Congratulations on 500 followers!
What a beautiful embroidery you make!
greetings Marijke (NL)

marijke's crea said...

Hi here I am again uhhh my favourite designer is Brenda Gervais!
Have a nice day,
groetjes Marijke (NL)

Karie Brudis said...

Been your blog for a while now! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great collection!

josé said...

512 CONGRATULATIONS

Meari said...

Congratulations on 500+ followers!

I've been a follower for a while. Could I be included in your giveaway?

Meari said...

I have several favorite designers!! Joan Eliott, Lorri Birmingham, Lizzie Kate.

Connie said...

Woo Hoo!! Congratulations on reaching this milestone!

Connie said...

Choosing a favorite designer is like choosing a favorite child, so I'll pick a name out of the hat - ta da! It,s Beth Twist, Heartstring Samplery!

Tanyusha said...

Thank you for a chance in your give away.

Tanyusha said...

My favorite designer is Blackbird Designs.
And also The Drawn Treads.

EveningEmma said...

I would like to enter your give-away!

EveningEmma said...

My favourite designer at the moment is probably Lizzie*Kate.

Carin said...

I have been a follower for some time now :-)
i love your give away, never done something from Mill Hill so that would be a challenge. The other charts are beautiful as wel, but hey ... I'm a autumn girl :-) Threads, fabric and scissor as so pretty so I keep my fingers crossed till august 15 (Okay not all the time otherwise I can't stitch).

Carin said...

My favorite designer is Diane from Little House Needleworks but there are so many wonderful designers. What would we be without them :-)

Birgitte aka Bietje said...

Congrats, I will be a follower in the next minutes.

Birgitte aka Bietje said...

Favourite designer, gosh, actually I don't have a favo-designer. But Margaret Shelly will be very close to that.

Lynn said...

Congratulations Barbara, 500 followers is amazing! I've been a follower for a short time and I love seeing all of your wonderful finishes.
Please enter me into your giveaway and thanks for the opportunity!

Lynn said...

I think I'd have to say that both Plum Street Samplers and Shakespeare's Peddler are my absolute favourites followed very closely by Blackbird Designs. Sorry, I can't pick just one, lol!

Catherine said...

Congrats on reaching 500!!
Thanks for the chance at some great goodies!

Catherine said...

I love so many designers, but I'll go with BBD!

Mangogirl said...

Ooo I'm a follower add me to the draw

Mangogirl said...

And my favourite designer would have to be ink circles at the moment though that could change in a moment

Kath said...

Well done on over 500 followers Barbara. Quite a milestone.

Kath said...

And my favourite designers are Shepherds Bush without a doubt. I do like lots of others though. A great prize! Thank you

Sarah Beth said...

Hi I love your blog

Sarah Beth said...

My fav designer is marjolein Bastin and Donna Koolher

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congrats on the 500 followers! I love the idea of all those stitchers across the world all connecting with each other.
Amazing giveaway too.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I have four favourite designers but as I'm stitching her tonight it'll be Joan Elliott for this comment!

Judy said...

Congrats for more than 500 followers! Thank you for the opportunity of such a fantastic gieveawy.

Judy heartland stitcher

Judy said...

Now for part 2: I really have many favorites, but will list LHN and Blackbird and Homespun elegance among my top favorites. Thanks again for the opportunity.

Judy heartland stitcher

Brenda said...

Oh HOW EXCITING to have 500 followers!!!! That is just wonderful! But we all know it's because you inspire us so much from your stitching and finishes!!!

Brenda said...

Now for my 2nd chance to enter!

My favorite designer would have to be Shepherd's Bush! Although I have a few others that rank up there at the top, Shepherd's Bush would have to be THE number one designer pick for me.

RitaGri said...

Congratulation on the 500 followers!
I am your follover too...

Sarah Beth said...

Congrats on 500 followers. Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower.

Angi said...

What an amazing milestone!! I'm just getting back into stitching, and love reading blogs!!Congrats!

quiltmiep said...

Congratulations with your more than 500 followers. Nice give away. Greetings Ria

xstbee said...

Congrats! What a fantastic giveaway!

Diane said...

Many congratulation on achieving 500 followers. Your work is beautiful.

My favourite designer is Just Nan.

Diane

Tatkis said...

Oh wow, congrats on your 500 followers!
Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Mindi said...

Congratulations on 500 followers! I've managed to get behind on my blog reading, so I barely squeaked in on this. Its always been a joy to read your blog and see what you've been working on, I've gotten a few finishing ideas from you.