Friday, August 2, 2013

Some news........and, a giveaway....

A short while ago I was very fortunate to win a giveaway from a lovely blog called Middle of Nowhere belonging to the wonderful Gretel Parker.

Gretel is a professional children's illustrator, toymaker and a wonderfully talented needle felter.  She is currently featured in a new book called Mollie Makes Feathered Friends. She had a giveaway for a copy of the book and I won:)

I received the book from the publisher yesterday:):):):):):)  So many lovely projects. I can't wait to try some of them out.

 Other news........

I also have a copy of a delightful new cross stitch book called What Delilah Did presents Storyland Cross Stitch

Go here to Delilah's blog to see more about the book and better pictures:)

It's a lovely little book full of really adorable and fun cross stitch projects. At the back of the book there is also a little freebie gift.

I love the table of contents.....Projects for beginners, Practice makes perfect and my favourite...Projects for the brave & determined...:) That's me.

Now you are all probably saying to yourselves...So what!!!

I have TWO copies of the book. Well I don't need two books the same do I? No I don't:)

So I will just have to give one away and share my good luck. Right?

In order to win all I ask is that you leave a comment on this blog post and that I can get in touch with you via email. Easy peasy.

I'll leave this open until August 10th and then I'll pick a winner.  Good luck everyone!!!

Take care:)


  1. What a great giveaway Mary Ann. You know me, I love needlework, so here's hoping.... ;o) I look forward to seeing what you're working on, and congrats on winning the other book, Romona

  2. Well, yes, I would be very interested it the book. I like doing cross stitch every now and then. It looks like a wonderful book.

  3. Hi Mary Ann,I would be interested in the book.I love doing all types of crafts including cross stitch.

  4. What a wonderful book and congratulations on your giveaway wins. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway Mary Ann. And yes, the cross stitch projects for the brave and determined fit you to a T, nothing stops you! Thanks for the opportunity, Deb

  5. hey, perfect....I just did my very first cross stitching in the embroidery class I'm taking from Karen....

    I'd love to be entered for this book... ...

    ps... isn't Gretel's stuff amazing? I have the Mollie makes with her little 'doglets' in it... must try making one some day too....

  6. From one Mary Anne (yes, mine has an 'e') to another - I have to put my name in the hat for this giveaway! Just popped over to Delilah's blog and fell head over heels for the owl, so I know this book will be on my wish list. Now I'm going to explore your blog a little more...

  7. This looks a great book - count me in please!

  8. I've been wanting to get back into hand needlework. I'm thinking this book could help make a cute little fabric book for my baby or wall art for her forest themed room.

  9. The Feathered Friends book looks great but I have not seen the Storyland one, which looks great! If your giveaway is open to overseas peeps like me, I'd love to be entered!

  10. Yay! This sounds like fun. I haven't done any embroidery since before the Beatles broke up!

  11. Lovely to discover your blog, via Vee.
    The Storyland book looks great and really love the cute fox.
    Happy week and I am your newest follower



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