Friday, September 2, 2011

WINNERS! Next Giveaway!

Thanks so much everyone for viewing and supporting my blogs. I discovered, thanks to help from some of you, that I do have followers after all, and I have gained a few more in the process.  I just couldn't see them!  Some days they show up and others they are nowhere to be found.  :o( 

Now to the Giveaway...  I have the hardest time just having two winners, but I guess it's better than just one!  Having said that, the winners are:   Catskill Quilter and Tracey.

Ladies contact me and I will get these out to you this week.

That was so fun, and now I have 111 followers on this blog, so guess what!!!!????  I have to have another giveaway!  This time I think I will give away a pattern or two, with some extras.  Will post it just as soon as I decide which patterns.  Anyone have any special requests?

I have turned from a simple stasher to a purveyor of cross stitch supplies.  I just love needlework!  It came from my grandmother, to whom I will always owe my many hours of stitching pleasure. I remember doing my first cross stitch pattern and hated how time consuming it was.  Then I found a pattern I loved.  I had to stitch it, loved the results, and there was no holding me back after that.  I had to buy every pattern I loved and now have in my stash literally hundreds of patterns.  I am a designer as well, but it is hard to get mine done as I want to do so many others.  There are so many talented people out there.

I love holding the patterns and floss and fabric, as well as all the embellishments. I have enough to have a store of my own and have decided I have to work on a retail site.  I am now working on setting up my own business so others can enjoy stitching as well at a little more affordable price, with affordable shipping.  Let's face it...This is not an inexpensive hobby!  Although there is much available out there I buy what I love, mostly samplers, but there are so many cute things I figure I can buy it for others.  If you are looking for something that maybe I can help you with please email me.  I'll do what I can. 

I am setting up a shopping cart, but even though I have done several shopping carts for past jobs, every cart is so different, and I am having a difficult time figuring this one out. 

In the meantime, I have tried a little with my other blog,

What do you think about a community blog to help us find those hard-to-find and out-of-print charts? 

Oftentimes one of us has a chart that someone is desperately looking for or we know where it can be found.  For instance, several months ago I went to Shepherd's Bush and found 9 (nine) Blackbird Designs, Quaker Garden charts at regular price, and they were going for a fortune on ebay. 

It could be helpful to have a blog set up to help others find what they are looking for.  Let's face it...We are all faced with that problem from time-to-time.
If one of us runs across a good sale or clearance we can post it for all.  Do you know of a store closing?  Let's help the store owner clear out his/her inventory.  I had one close here in my own community recently when the store owner became very ill.  Then she has to figure out what to do with the rest of the inventory.  That is another job itself.  What about other items that can be purchased at a great price for scrapbooking, quilting, etc.  We are a community of really nice people and it would be great to be able to help one another out. 

There is probably a site out there already, (I am always a day late!) but I am going to pursue this.
Now I just need a catchy name for it...  Any suggestions?

Well enough for now.  I will post more later on my neat finds.  It's not all just about cross stitch you know!  LOL


  1. Congratulations Catskill Quilter and Tracey!

  2. Congrats to the two lucky winners!! Thanks for having such a great giveaway :)

  3. I like the idea of a community blog to find patterns and such......."Lost but Found"

  4. Oh, very exciting! You can email me at:
    elizabeth dot mcdonald49 at and I will email you back my mailing address! Thanks so much! Catskill Quilter

  5. i think the community blog's a great idea! and your giveaways were fabulous too! - Tracy

  6. My love of stitching came from my grandma too. She taught me how to embroider, cross stitch, crochet and quilt. I have her to thank for my love of all crafting. Thanks for the great giveaway.