Sunday, December 27, 2009

More Christmas Winners!

We have more winners this morning:
For the 2 quilt patterns, the winners are Carin in the Netherlands and Nancy from MO.
For the Cross stitch charts, the winners are Rosalie from ME and Annette from Australia.
Congratulations and thanks to everyone for entering. I'll be sending those packages tomorrow.

This week's drawing will be snowmen. The weather is cold and we have snow on the ground, after 4 days of snowing I might add, so it seems appropriate.

For cross stitch: Chart #50, Little Candle Mat- Snowmen and Chart #29, Snowman Sampler. Just email me at with "SNOW" in the title. Include your name and mailing address.

For Quilter's: Pattern#317, My Snowman Quilt and #345, Snowman Sampler. Just email me at with "BRRR" in the title. Include your name and mailing address.

Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas Eve to everyone! It is dreary and raining outside but all of our company came to town yesterday and the festivities began last night. Grace was in a Christmas pageant and preformed beautifully. She's quite the little ham, I might add. Nathan's big birthday party is today so we'll be celebrating that also with family and friends. I didn't do a lot of baking this year as most of my kitchen is packed but Sarah is graciously providing meals for all of the family for the next 4 days while they are all in town. She's a wonderful cook, too, I might add. Our rain is turning to snow tomorrow so we will have a white Christmas in the Midwest after all. I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Week Giveaway

This week I'll offer Cross Stitch Chart #53 Christmas Ornaments and Chart #54 Little Candle Mats- American Sheep for the weekly giveaway. There will be two winners. All you have to do is email me by midnight next Saturday with "Christmas" in the title and included your name and mailing address. Every week we have many entries that do not include their address and they are not considered. Please remember to add it in there. We don't share it nor do we store it for future spam. That's a promise. It just makes sending out the prize much easier and faster when we already have it.

For the quilters, we offer a giveaway this week of two quilt patterns- #369 Winter's Song and #383 Three Stockings. All you have to do is email me before midnight next Saturday with "Quilt" in the title and send you name and mailing address. I'll personally pick two winners next Sunday morning before I go to church.

My beagle is going crazy this morning due to the two coyotes hunting mice in the field behind us. There's snow on the ground and I can see them very clearly today. They are about twice the size of my beagle and she's smart enough to stay a good distance away while barking to make sure they know they are in HER territory! She's a tough one. Sometimes she will chase after one if it's alone until it turns on her and she runs back to the house with her tail between her legs! Very pretty out there with the snow.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Busy Time of the Year

Wow, Christmas is next week already and I have not started my shopping yet. Honestly, I have been so busy with the move and all, time just simply slipped away from me. I guess it's to late to start shopping online so I'll likely have to face the crowd and just do it. We have a great Mall here and normally it's not crowded during the day. My biggest problem is what to get everyone. I guess tonight I'll start making a list, checking it twice, and well, you know. I did put a Christmas tree up even though I actually thought about skipping it this year with the move so close and all. Just call Ebeneezer I guess.

Incidentally, Stitches, Etc. in St. Charles, MO will have my trunk show starting next week. My Little Candle Mats will be on display along with other models.

Don't forget to enter for the Tree Skirt Giveaway before Saturday at midnight. There's already a LOT of entries so competition is great with this one! I've sold almost all of the quilts listed last week. If you're interested in any of the quilts that were listed, email me at and I'll see if I still have it. Thanks to everyone who helped me clear out a large stack of quilts. I'm sure I'll find more to let go of once I get everything moved.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

NEW Contest for a Quilted Tree Skirt

I have a new contest this week for a finished quilted Christmas tree skirt from my Christmas in New England pattern shown on the Winter Quilts web page. It measures 36" across.

All you have to do to enter is email me by next Saturday at midnight. Put your name and entire mailing address in the email (those without will not be considered). Put the word TREE SKIRT in the subject line. This contest is open to everyone, whether living in the US or not.

The winner will be chosen next Sunday and the tree skirt will be mailed to the winner the next day. Good luck to everyone!

Christmas Winners!

Well, we have two winners for last week. They are Donna from TN and Joan from SD. Congratulations ladies! I sent you an email.

I did something special on my Newsletter last week and had a lot of comments about it. Thanks to everyone who responded in time and got a free chart.

This week I thought I'd offer THREE Cardinal charts- they are the ones pictured here. We'll also have THREE winners this week. By the way, this contest is open to everyone, whether you are in the United States or not.

To enter, email me before next Saturday at midnight. Put you entire mailing address in there (sorry, those without are not considered for winning and we have had a lot of them incomplete) and "Cardinal" in the title. Good luck!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lots of NEWS Participants!

I sent out the cross stitch newsletter the other day and got a ton of responses- too many to count. It didn't overload my inbox but probably came close! I was curious as to how many people actually read the newsletter and I was nicely surprised! SO, I have a LOT of free charts to send out. As promised, everyone who responded with their address and the word NEWS in the subject will get a free chart in the mail next week. Thanks for reading it and Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday Morning

I'm looking forward to a great day of shopping and getting my hair done. With Christmas coming, I'll spend a few days each week getting ready. I got my tree up Saturday and had dinner after church yesterday for all the kids and grandkids. Nathan was particularly fond of the old tricycle ornament from Hallmark that's probably 15 years old.

My favorite ornament remains to be a Lang ornament I got at the International Quilt Festival in Houston years ago. I have a lot of Lang & Hallmark ornaments.

If all goes well with the house purchase, I am moving in January so I've been doing a lot of packing and reorganizing these days in my spare time. Even though January is not a great time of the year to be outside, hopefully the weather will cooperate when it's time to actually move!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Lot of Winners!

Wow, there were so many entries this past week! Last week we drew 2 names, and as promised, today we drew 4. Our winners are Kathy from LA, Barb from NY, Trish from Ontario, and Louise from NC. Congratulations ladies. I'll be sending you charts tomorrow.

This next week, we will draw only 2 names. In keeping with the Christmas spirit, the prize is 2 charts from the Little Candle Mat series, #48, Stockings & #49, Poinsettias. All you have to do is email before midnight next
Saturday, put "LCM" in the title, and send your name & mailing address. It's really pretty simple.

Entries without the mailing address included are not considered. We've been doing drawings for a while now and it's much easier to send the free charts right away without having to contact the winners and wait for a reply, which sometimes would take weeks. WE don't keep those addresses on file nor do we share your information with anyone, that's a promise.

Thank you to everyone who enters faithfully each week and thank you for all of the sweet notes that I get with the entries.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Two New Charts!

It's that time again, I have two new charts ready for December. They will be available from distributors and on the website later this week. Chart #53, Christmas Ornaments has three ornaments and a 4th design with date and initials for the back. It uses all DMC floss and red braided trim.

Chart #54, Little Candle Mats- American Sheep measures 8-3/4" finished. It uses Weeks Dye Works Merlot Wool and DMC pearl cotton to finish. We actually have someone who finishes them if you don't want to do them yourself. Just email me for information.

The website will be updated this week with these two new charts plus we are adding the votive cups that we show. We've had a lot of interest in them.