Sunday, 25 August 2013

Stitchy Giveaway!

Hard to believe it’s nearly the end of summer, and what a glorious summer we’ve had! Although I really, really love autumn and all the nesting, baking, preserving and crafting that accompanies the season, a wistful part of me is sad to know that my days crafting in the garden with a glass of Pimms are numbered...

I know I’m not alone in this sentiment, so to add some cheer to these final days of summer, I’m hosting my very first giveaway!


Following my review of The Hand-Stitched Home, the kind folks at Caroline Zoob’s site offered me a copy of the book to give away!

The Hand-Stitched Home is a gorgeous book; you will love it even if you have never attempted embroidery but are interested. I wanted to sweeten the deal even more, so I have put together a little craft kit so the winner can make the heart key fob like the one I made, which I added in the photo below (the finished heart fob and key are not included in the giveaway – I need them to get in my door!):



This giveaway bundle includes the book, two John James embroidery needles, 60cm each of the three shades of embroidery floss I used to stitch the tree, 60cm of twine to attach to the heart, and finally, a bit of the vintage tea towel I have used to make my key fob, the teacher gift, and the thank-you gift.

To enter the giveaway:
Please leave me a comment on this post, making sure I have contact details for you (This is important! I’ll contact you for your postal address.).

For a second entry:
Please mention this giveaway on your blog with a link – grab the Stitchy Giveaway button on the sidebar! – and then leave me a separate comment on this post letting me know you’ve done so.

The deadline for entry is 10 a.m. Friday, 30 August, THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! and I will choose the winner via a random number selector at midday. I will post the prize anywhere in the world – I’m grateful for all my followers everywhere!

But I’m not stopping there...coming up in September is my first Stitch-A-Long, so that even if you aren’t the lucky winner of this giveaway, we can all link up and do some embroidery together.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and thank you to all my followers!

Chrissie x




47 comments:

  1. I'd love to enter your giveaway. If I win, you can email me through my Blogger profile. :)

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  2. Dear Chrissie
    Please enter me for this lovely giveaway! I have this book on my wish list, so even if I am not lucky enough to win, I can still save up for it. I also bought the two Doodle Stitch books after seeing your lovely work and am really enjoying looking through them and planning little projects (as yet, just planning, no actual stitching!).
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thank you, Ellie! I'm planning an autumn stitch-a-long after this giveaway, so it will be the perfect opportunity for you to try some Doodle Stitching! :-) Cx

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  3. Chrissie, How generous of you. The book looks most interesting and the kit is such a lovely idea. Please count me in, Ali

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  4. OoooH how exciting. I would love to join in with the giveaway as I don't really have any stitch skills and I adored your little heart. Thanks for always dropping into my blog and leaving such great comments. Jo x

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  5. I would love to enter as that looks like a great book! Thank you for offering this. If I should be lucky enough to win you can use the e-mail address on my blog to contact me.

    Thanks and looking foward to your stitch along.

    Amy

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  6. Looks like a great book and the kit sounds fab! your being too good to us! I'd love to join your giveaway. You can contact me through my blog xx

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  7. Oh Chrissie - how wonderful that the lovely folks at CZ's place have recognised and acted on your excellent review, and that you are offering such a lovely kit to the lucky winner as well! As you know, I already have the book as a result of your review so I won't ask you to enter me in the giveaway, but I will mention it in my next blog (which I'm finally working on!) so more people are aware of it!
    I'm so glad you've enjoyed a good summer and you can now look forward to Mother Nature going through her next transforming steps! We had the most beautiful spring-like day on Saturday but back to rain again now - BUT - the first official day of Spring is 1st September and I'm so looking forward to it after a very very wet winter!
    I wish you a happy fulfilling week!
    Joy xo

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  8. Wow gorgeous book and key fob!! Very generous giveaway!! Thank you for the chance to explore embroidery even further!!

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  9. I would love to be entered into your giveaway please Chrissie :)
    Caroline xx

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  10. I would love to enter. Alicia (alasenby@gmail.com)

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  11. Hi Chrissie - Just to let you know that I've gone through the requirements for the Liebster Award and have posted! Thanks so much!
    Joy xo

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  12. Hi Chrissie, thats very generous of you. please enter me for the giveaway. After your review I'd put it down on my wish list.
    Jessiesneedle@gmail.com
    S xx

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  13. Hi Chrissie, firstly can I thank you for the Liebster Award, I'm not sure I've done that properly. No need to apologise about my not sleeping - I've got a brain that gets too active when it should be resting sometimes! I found it a really interesting personal experience. Secondly I am just starting to get interested in stitching and embroidery so may I join in your giveaway? and thank you :o) Sam xx (PS think you already have my email)

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  14. Hi Chrissie, thanks so much for visiting my Blog and your kind words, it's always fun when you visit. So glad you enjoyed my post. What a kind giveaway, I would love to be entered. Hugs, Catherine xx

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  15. Ah, I know what you mean about the end of summer....I love autumn too though. I loved the idea of doing a crochet-a-along when Nicki Trench's new book comes out, a good one for autumn I think.
    What a lovely, generous giveaway, I would really love to join in.
    Marianne x

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  16. Chrissie....superb giveaway...I want!!!

    ....it is sunny here today again...yippee maybe an Indian summer afterall, I love the turn of the seasons.

    I will put your giveaway button on my blog for you too...that 2 entries for me then?

    Bestest as ever

    Daisy j xxx

    Ps you excellent "comments of praise" going down nicely with my 'talented other half'
    many many thanks!!!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Daisy! You indeed will up your chances by blogging about the giveaway - and you've had some good luck wins already this year, so you could be on a roll! Cx

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  17. I would love to enter this brilliant give away...Thank you kindly. Eco Ethel xx

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  18. What a lovely giveaway! I'd love to enter, please. And I'm just popping back to my cottage to put your button up there!

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    1. Thank you, Angel! I'll add your name twice! Cx

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  19. I'm back online - yay! I love this book too (and as you know, already have it so don't pop my name in the hat) and would highly recommend it - lots of fab stitchy projects. And I can't wait for your Stitch-A-Long - getting my supplies organized - and will put your button on my blog now too. Hugs xx

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    1. Thank you my friend, your support is greatly appreciated! Can't wait to start stitching with you! Cx

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  20. Sounds like a delightful book! Would love to own a copy...

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  21. I arrived here via Ladybird Diaries blog where she had linked to your book review on Granny Squares. I enjoyed both the review and your blog so have joined as a new follower :)
    I enjoy stitching and would love to enter the draw please.
    Thank you,
    Margaret

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    1. Thank you and welcome, Margaret! Good luck and I hope you'll join in the stitch-a-long, too! Cx

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  22. Fabulous giveaway - this is on my wishlist!
    I'd love to join in the sew-a-long too!

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    1. Thanks, Gill, looking forward to doing some stitching with you! Cx

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  23. What a lovely give away please could you include me in the draw. Thank you
    Clare
    http://summerhousebythesea.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. What a fab giveaway and I love your idea of a sitch along. I will keep my fingers crossed x

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    1. Thank you m'dear, I can't wait to see your stitching, you are such a talented lady, you'll make some beautiful gifts! Cx

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  25. I am very new to blogging some hope I am doing this right :-). Please may I be entered. My contact details are mejas58@aol.com

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    1. Hi Laura, you've done it just right, you're name is in the hat! Thanks for joining in the fun, Cx

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  26. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely book. I so love making things for my home.

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  27. Hi Chrissie, back again... yes, please enter me in the giveaway. What a lovely gift... fingers crossed :D
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  28. What a wonderful blog, I've just discovered it from Gilly Makes, I love discovering new blogs. Great giveaway, it looks a fab book and I love the little kit you've put together. Enjoy the rest of your week. Deb x

    tinkhickman@blueyonder.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Deb, and welcome! :) Chrissie x

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  29. Hello! Gilly of Gilly Makes sent me over - your blog is so pretty! I'm off for a wander around it after :-)
    I'd love the chance to win this pretty book :-)
    Just in case I'm the lucky winner, my email is fleurchantille(at)gmail(dot)com

    Sarah xx

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments, Sarah! Best of luck, and I'll pop round to yours for a visit! :) Cx

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  30. Hi there, just blog hopped my way here courtesy of Gilly makes! I have to say, I love your phrase 'Life is just one big WIP'...oh I know how that feels! Lovely giveaway too, I'd love to join in if I may.
    Thank you
    BH x
    (Blueberry-heart@live.com)
    PS looking forward to a stitch a long!

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    1. Thank you, BH! I'm glad you like my slogan...hmmm, maybe I should come up with a T-shirt or tote back with the phrase for crafty folks! Cx

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  31. Hi I found your blog after googling this book, I would love a chance to win this lovely and inspiational book, (littlefeat1967@hotmail.com)

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  32. A lovely give-away...I've been yearning to do some embroidery :)

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  33. What a fab giveaway and I am so pleased that they loved your review as much as we did to grant you this fabulous book to giveaway. I have bought it thanks to your review, despite the fact that I was going to hold out for a bit. I am not sure I will get around to writing a post about before the deadline, but if I do my dearest I will sure to mention this lovely giveaway. xoxo ps can't wait for the stitch along - just need another 10 hours in the day, eeeek!

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  34. I would love to win the book, it looks like there is a lot of lovelies in there.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  35. What a lovely giveaway :)

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  36. Such a lovely giveaway - and I love the idea of the craft kit, too!

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