Needlework, Finishing, Designing, Quilting, Some Discoveries and Adventures in Stitching from Windy Ridge Designs

Monday, December 5, 2011

First Giveaway of the Holiday Season

I worked a bit more on the birth sampler; am very happy with the results. I have set the sampler aside so I can work on the December block for AotH. I can't believe how close I am to finishing both samplers.

Each week I plan to do a giveaway. Rules are simple. Comment on this post and be a follower and you'll get a chance.

Here's the first giveaway - it's an Ellen Chester design (With My Needle) called Alphabet Samplings Book.  I really love it, but I have had to come to the conclusion that I will never do it.  There's just not enough time.  Chart is brand new, never been used.  Be sure to tell others about this giveaway.  Remember - the more the merrier!  Drawing the name on Monday, December 12.

Funny pictures - I was coming out of the farm market, saw these pigs.  Decided to have a look.  When I stepped out of the car I cautiously walked up to the pen because I wasn't too sure what mama was going to do and I understand pigs can be really, really mean.  So there I was standing next to the pen and this little piglet came running up to me -

 I suddenly felt like I was in the movie Babe.  Then the piglet realized that all its brothers and sisters were eating and it squealed and ran back to its mother.

But then it couldn't get in.  This piglet squealed and squealed.  I laughed and laughed.  It was a great stress reliever.  I should spend more time at the farm market. 

Hope you enjoyed!


  1. ooh, I would love to win that book! I need alphabets to do NOEL for my new wall hanging thing. I think for this year, I must just do scrapbook letters--not enough time to find letters and stitch them! Hugs!

  2. Your sampler is very pretty and colourful. I would love to win the alphabet book, I really love Ellen's designs.

    Pig are funny creatures and a great source of ameusement.

  3. Wow, that birth sampler is looking amazing! The piglets are so sweet

  4. I would love to enter your giveaway! Thanks for the chance. I am a follower. X

  5. Your stitching is beautiful and I love your blog header!

  6. That is the most unusual birth sampler I've ever seen. It must be lovely to stitch using those vibrant colours.
    The pigs are cute :)
    Please don't enter me into the draw. Lovely as the chart is I doubt that I would stitch it either.


  7. Your stitching is beautiful!! Please enter me for a chance to win the Alphabet Samplings Book, I love samplers!
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and I am a follower :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  8. Awesome stitching. I am a follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway.


  9. You are getting quite a bit done! Great giveaway-toss my name in!

  10. That birth sampler is GORGEOUS!!! What a lucky little guy.

    Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway but I'll pass because I don't think I'd stitch it, either, and I'd rather it go to someone who did. Thanks, though!

  11. Poor little piggy, didn't get any noony from its mommy. It needs to get there first, and not wander off.


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