A Giveaway and a Sweet FREEBIE Cross Stitch Pattern

First of all, the giveaway! Because I will be enjoying a week up north (northern Minnesota/Lake Superior) that I look forward to all year, I am having a giveaway! What it will be I don't know yet because it all depends on what I find on my vacation travels. It could be something I stitch up, maybe a little antique I find, or a sweet vintage item, or possibly a prim pattern. I don't know yet ... but I'm sure you will like it!  These are the requirements for the giveaway: (1) you must be a follower of my blog; (2) you must leave a comment on this post; (3) for another chance at winning, you can post about my giveaway on your side bar or blog post; and (4) for another chance, share a crafting tip! Good luck to all and I'll see you (well, your blogs!) in about a week.

I also wanted to pass along a sweet, cross-stitch freebie that I think all you sewing sisters will like. Its from a wonderful blog I just found called The Primitive Hare. The pattern is called "Sister Stitcher" and you can download it HERE.  I think it would make a lovely present to someone close to your heart that is also a stitcher! The contest ends on July 20th with the winner announced on July 23rd.

Well, I'm off to get the vacation in gear! Hope you all have a fantastic week too and pamper your kitties with a few tasty treats!


  1. I saw the cross stitch, really nice design and perfect for gift giving. A vacation sounds nice, we spent ours at home, I need another one, lol.


  2. I love surprises! Have a wonderful vacation. Sounds wonderful.

  3. I am a follower of your sweet blog and would love ot be included in your "surprise" giveaway. Happy vacation and thanks for the freebie stitchery.


  4. I'm a follower:theresan
    Theresa N

  5. I am a follower of your Blog
    and would Love to be entered
    in your Surprise Giveaway!
    I will post on my sidebar.
    Thanks for the Free stitchery
    Pattern. Enjoy your Vacation.


  6. Follow as Renee G on GFC. Thanks for the link to this pattern.

  7. OOOOOOooooo - I LOVE surprises and mysteries!!! Please, please count me in! I'm a follower and have posted on my my blog sidebar. Let's see....a crafting tip??? I'm not extremely crafty, and known to take the hard way, but this is one I discovered a few years ago that has helped tremendously with my failing eyesight: For ease in threading a needle with thread, moisten the needle eye (rather than the threads, which most people do) - it is actually more effective as it eliminates any static charge or wayward pieces of lint, etc. that might be blocking the eye. I don't know exactly WHY it works, but it does!!

    Happy vacation my friend - enjoy!!! And thanks for this great opportunity! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin (And thanks for the link for the stitchery pattern - I recently saw this stitched on someone else's blog, but didn't know who designed it, nor that it was a freebie. Yea!!!)

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog:) I am a new follower and would love to sign up for your giveaway if you are accepting new followers. I will post on my sidebar too. Thanks for the freebie. I so happen to have a blank piece that would be the perfect size for this oh, so cute pattern. Have a lovely vacation. -Steph-

  9. I'm a follower of your blog & would love to be entered in your surprise giveaway. Hope you're having a wonderful vacation.


  10. Good Evening! I would like to be included in your giveaway. How exciting that it's a surprise. Thank you for the free pattern link. I follow The Primitive Hare, too. It's a great blog. I love Oscar's photo, by the way!
    Thanks again,

  11. Die Stickerei ist ganz süß.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

  12. Would love to be entered,
    1. I am a new follower
    2. Have a great vacation! (my comment)
    3. I will post to my sidebar
    Stop by and visit sometime, love making new friends:)

  13. I just stitched up the freebie that you posted about. She has some other freebies back in earlier posts, did you see those too? I purchased a Halloween chart from her that I need to get going on.

    I'd love to be entered in your giveaway, I'm your newest follower! Thanks ~Ann

  14. I just know you will enjoy your trip to the northern part of my state, it is beautiful isn't it? Thankfully the heatwave we had here is done and the flooding up north is under control now too! I would love to be included in your surprise giveaway! I will post it on my sidebar and I am a new follower.
    Have a great MN getaway vacation!
    Be blessed,

  15. Hello!
    I would love to take part in your giveaway, but I'm not sure it's open internationally. I live in India, can I take part?
    Loved your blog, I'm a dog person myself but I love cat pictures :) following you now on GFC (by the name of little girl lost)
    Thank you so much for your comment on my new blog. If you found the blog useful, please do follow!! looking forward to having you over :)

    1. Yes, Bea, you may certainly be part of the giveaway and Welcome to my blog. I have much experience shipping internationally and since the items won't weigh very much the shipping charge will not be prohibitive! I notice you are a reader, you might enjoy my daughter's blog - http://mollymakesdo.blogspot.com/. Also, I am heading over to your blog now for more good advice! Bestest Regards!

  16. Hello I'm a follower. Please enter me in your mystery giveaway. I will post on my sidebar for you.


  17. I haven't done any cross stitch for years and years cuz it's just too hard on my eyes anymore. Would LOVE to win your darling little piece - how fun it would be to display it in a basket on my coffee table! I'm a follower.

  18. Hello, I`m a new follower, plaese can I sign up for the sorprize giveway. Thanks Francine.


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