Monday, January 4, 2010

New Years resolution/stash reduction giveaway #1

Hello all, hope everyone managed to survive the holiday with sanity intact (never an easy task). I am not usually one for resolutions, which is OK since I hardly ever keep them anyway, but I do have a few modest ones for this year:

-- to keep up with this blog on a more regular basis (which is to say, to post more than once a month)

-- to finish two WIPS before starting each new project, with exchange pieces being the exception (I figured this would be a good way to reduce my backlog of projects, but recognize that this is the resolution most likely to be broken)

-- and lastly to dispose of some of my charts that have been sitting around for years and likely will never be done, mostly for the reason that my tastes have changed since I purchased them. I finally realized that if I haven't stitched a pattern within ten years, it's OK to send it on to a new home.
So without further delay, here is my first offering:
Dresden Plate Cottage by Linda Myers. This is a very pretty piece, and includes a quilt pattern as well. This and each subsequent giveaway will come with floss needed to complete it. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. Anyone from anywhere in the world is welcome to enter. I will draw a winner on Jan. 14, so make sure I have some way of contacting you if you do win.

I haven't broken Resolution #2 yet and to that end I worked a bit more on Rest and Be Thankful.

That's all the news for now. Hope everyone has a great week and a great 2010!


Cindy's Stitching said...

Would love to win this. Thank you for the chance to win. Happy New Year.

Meari said...

Happy New Year! RBT looks great.

Emily said...

Good luck with your goals.

Deb said...

Great goals Margorie. I'm going through all my old patterns, etc., and getting rid of them. Out with the old makes more room for the new! LOL

Jennifer said...

I need to do the same thing. I have some stuff I bought in the 80's still down in the basement! LOL

You are inspiring me to clean out my stash again.


Kim R. said...

I'd love a chance to win, Thanks!
Happy New Year,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Vicki in CO said...

I would love to have this pattern--thanks so much for this great giveaway!

Cindy in MA said...

I would like to be entered for the giveaway. I have a weakness for quilt cross stitch patterns
Great work on Rest & Be Thankful

Pumpkin said...

I say do whatever YOU want to :o) It's nice to have guidance but it's hard when you feel you HAVE to stick to something.

You know I LOVE the title of your Blog :o) Do we have pumpkins in common? LOL!

Your WIP is lovely.

You are very kind to do this giveaway but please do not enter my name because I know I would never stitch it. I don't want it in my drawer for 10 years. LOL!

Happy New Year!

Janean said...

wow!! just found your blog with all these sweet cross stitch projects... i'm off to read more!