Today's giveaway is a great one! An unwrapped kit of the Ann Holewll sampler at Williamburg charted by The Exemplary. It is the DMC version on 35 count linen.
If you are interested in this kit:
1) you have to send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with "Ann Hoewll" in the subject line.
2) You HAVE to put your name and full address in the body of the message (I can't send it to people who don't).
3) Then send by Midnight EST on Dec 26th
I will pick the winner and send the sampler kit after Christmas.So I have to ask - did Santa bring you what you wanted under the Christmas tree? Of course, if you got good health then you definitely got your first wish! :-) But if you are looking for something a bit more stitching related - there are several online courses that are starting up on January 1st.
It has been fun to do as I am letting my imagination go wild and tossing in things I have seen or think would have been done. Another example of this is the use of silk gimps for gold work stitches to make really textural flowers such as the ones below:
It is about the Four Seasons with Winter and Fall on the sides and Summer and Spring on the front. It includes a grotto and mermaid which will be a bit over the top and includes embroidery INSIDE the casket. The silk purl flower baskets were planned to be inside the doors. There is another inside embroidery and I won't yet reveal that secret. :-)
It can be hard to visualize the casket as each panel is published for the students, so I decided to put together one of my mini-caskets that you can cut out and put together. While I can't link the pdf here, I can send it to you if you want to print it out and put together - send me an email. But I can put the picture. It has the partially done Fall and Winter sides in it.