2.05.2010

Here's Mary's Best & a Giveaway!

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However you say it...

it is finished!

"Mary's Best Handework"

finished size 10 5/8" x 14"
worked on 30 count Parchment Weeks Dye Works linen over 2 threads
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Now moving onto the Giveaway part of this post! We are excited about 3 new little journals that just arrived today. They feature pictures of our designs on their covers. The covers have a nice heavy~coated protection on the cover so they won't get worn & tattered from use. Perfect size for jotting down messages, reminders, grocery lists or floss colors needed for your next project! Visit our website to view them all.


We will be giving 3 journals away, one of each!

To enter you must leave us a comment, letting us all know what needlework you are currently working on and your most recent finish....this throws your name into the hat one time. Sign up to become a follower of our blog (over to the right side of the blog)...this throws your name into the hat two times. Mention this giveaway on your blog & we'll throw your name into the hat three times! Please leave us a link to your blog letting us know when you comment. Drawing for the journal giveaway will be Monday February 8th at 9:00 pm CST. Good luck!

With thy Needle & Thread,
Brenda

56 comments:

Nancy said...

I love Mary's Best! What a wonderful design you have created, green x's and all! It really is very pretty.

Please enter my name in your giveaway. My most recent finish is Pomegranate Estate by By the Bay Needleart. I am currently stitching Sew In Love by Carol R. I am already a follower of your wonderful blog!

Catherine said...

Mary's Best looks great! The colors are wonderful!

Please enter me in your give away. My most recent finish is "Dirty Snowmen" by Notforgotten Farm and I am now working on "Tis a Gift" by La-D-Da. And, I am already a follower of your blog.

Thanks! And congrats on another wonderful pattern!

basketsnprims said...

Brenda,
Mary's best is wonderful! I am now working on Pineberry Lane's "Token of Love" and my most recent finish two hare's marking sampler box.
I am a follower already.
Pam

Joanie said...

I knew it was worth the wait!!! Mary's Best is gorgeous!

Please enter my name in your giveaway. My most recent finish is Notforgotten Farm's, Parson Brown and I am working on your very own Miss Snow Fairy. I am also a follower of your blog.

Thanks for another wonderful pattern. Miss Lapin and Mary's Best will be coming to live with me very, very soon!

Linda said...

I love your sampler it is beautiful. I just finished the boxwood & berries project by Stacy Nash. I will start a new project this weekend just not sure what it will be.
I am already a follower of your blog but will post a message on mine about your drawing. Thanks for sharing. thepinkeep.blogspot.com

Linda

The French Bear said...

Hi Brenda! This turned out beautiful!!! My goodness you did that so quickly, I am working on From Me to Thee, I finished the Robin pin keep. I can't wait to start the new birdie design!!! I am a follower already, and I shall post your giveaway on my blog!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Margaret said...

Oh I love Mary's Best! And I would love to be entered in the giveaway for one of the new journals! Just became a follower on your blog. I recently finished Beneath the Waters by CHS and am now working on Sarah Woodham, a repro by Shakespeare's Peddler. Thanks!

delphinium said...

Hello, I have been following your blog waiting eagerly for the finnished Mary Best mpler. The colours are lovely, and the design is beautiful, worth waiting for. I have just finnished a large sampler for my Auntie and Uncles Golden Wedding, which I made up using a collection of ideas from different designers. The Sweeter Love sampler by Plum Street Samplers, was where my main ideas came from, and then I added other motifs, and the names my Aunties family tree. The finnished sampler is shown on Plum Street Samplers blog by Paulette Stewart. I have just started The Ann Rayner sampler, by Threads Through Time. Please enter me in your give away. Thank-you, Julia Arnold England UK (sorry I don't have a blog)

Pat said...

It was well worth the wait. The journals are beautiful. The patterns are beautiful. The sewing bird has stolen my heart. I love her. I am stiching LK Sampling Easter. I follow you on my blog roll. I love your patterns and have so many of them from years back. I used to be a doll maker. Please keep those patterns and the jewlery coming. Love them!!!

Becky K in OK said...

I am currently stitching on the January LHN ornament and piece for an exchange. I am a follower of your blog too. Please include me in your drawing.

I love Mary's Best...

Betty said...

Hi Brenda.
Your books are lovely. I would be proud to carry one.
I am working on a wool quilt (penny rug type).
It is my own design and I'm pleased how it is turning out.
I already follow your blog.
Betty

UPON A HILL said...

Oh, I love Mary's best! Please count me in; I already a member. My last piece of work was a little log cabin sampler , that I made up. I am currently working on your "Land of Liberty" punch needle.
Blessings~Kim

Alison said...

What a lovely giveaway. I am currently working on a Just Nan "Noah's Needle." My latest finish was "Jolly Old Elf" by Just Nan. I will signup for your newsletter!

Alison

wisteriagirl said...

Love this new counted cross stitch piece. I just received the punchneedle pattern, yesterday, "Home Tweet Home". I plan on starting it, today. Please enter me in the give-away.

Cindy

Julie said...

Love the new designs! I am working on Hands to Work's "Spring Violets." I recently finished "Union Forever" by Blackbird Designs.

Thank you for the chance!

Becky in Wa said...

Thank you for your lovely give aways!
I am currently working on a birthday gift for a friends upcoming b-day this month. I think she might see this, so I can't tell you exactly what it is. But I hope she likes it. The last thing I finished was a birthday gift for my friend Barbara. It was a beautiful initial and floral design that I made into a pocket/needle-book for her. I enjoy creating special gifts when I can.

HollyC said...

Oh I am so excited that we can now see what Mary's Best looks like. I just love it! I am currently working on a cross stitched sampler called "Weeping Tree Sampler". A few months ago I finished the punchneedle pattern "Labor of Love", which I absolutely love. It turned out so cute and primitive. Thanks for all the wonderful new patterns. I can't wait to order some and start on them!
Thank you for the great giveaway,
HollyC

Cabin Creek Farm ♥ said...

Thanks for doing this giveaway. I just finished a heart np from Notforgotten Farm for a swap I was doing. I am now working on another np design from Notforgotten Farm.
Please enter me in your giveaway too :)

Debra said...

What a beautiful piece!
The last piece I finished was the Chloe Lincoln sampler. I am working on 2002 Paririe Schooler Santa. I am having a giveaway too- please sign up!
http://oldesaltboxscents.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

I Brenda...this is my first visit here and I've enjoyed my stay. Your blog is wonderful with all the needle and thread projects...I have made many samplers and always find a great sense of satisfaction when stitching.
I'll follow to keep an eye on your beautiful projects...Stop over anytime...love to have you, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Ruth said...

I have enjoyed my visit to your blog. Very nice finish on Mary's Best. My last finish was a Christmas ornament by Praire Schooler. I am currently working on Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow and the complete Halloween flip it series by Lizzie Kate. Your journals are lovely and I would love to be added to the drawing.

Virpi said...

I'm currently stitchin a kit called Night of the wolves and my latest finish was a wolf design too called Singing lesson. It is a cute design by Pollyanna Pickering. I'm the follower of your blog and I mentioned your giveaway in my blog at
http://vipsu2000.vuodatus.net

Patti said...

Love your new chart! It's a very "With Thy Needle & Thread" month at my house ;) I just finished "Cupid's Heart" and hope to finish "Love & Be Loved" over the weekend! Will be putting up photos of the finishes on my blog :)
Please enter me in your give-away ~ I love your new little notebooks ~ so pretty & functional too!

Blessings, Patti

Melody said...

Hi! Love how your designs look on a journal! Very nice. Please enter me in your drawing. I am currently at work on Christmas at Hawks Run Hollow. My last finish was one of the Fall Prairie Schooler samplers.

Thanks for the drawing.

Jan said...

I am currently working on "A Winter Gathering" penny rug...its almost finished which is great for I am very tired of winter and snowmen!

SilkLover said...

What a cute idea to have the journals! I am currently finishing the ABC pinkeep and Merry Chistmas Hanging Sampler. In between I work on Mary Wigham.
Thank you!

Carol R said...

Beautiful stitching.
Love the journal - please enter me into your giveaway draw

FayeRaye said...

I love the journals!! They are the perfect size and who wouldnt adore the covers of them!! I am a follower also! My latest completion is a sampler Mary Dewit Dansers by Threads of Gold and I should be finishing the Lady Quaker this weekend...Good Lord willing and the creek dont rise (literally!~)..Stay safe and dry!! Thanks, Faye
carolinastitcher.blogspot.com

pj said...

Love your new sampler Mary's Best. I like the colors you choose to paint the scenes....I am stitching My Big Toe Quaker Seasons and then off to your Be Kind pattern. Love the journals too...thanks for your giveaway fun.
pam in iowa

Jo Ann said...

Brenda, thank you so much for offering such a beautiful giveaway. I am currently still working on Miss Snow Fairy ( a little late, but want ot get it finished)My latest finish was a Valentine freebie from Primitive Betty. Please enter me in your contest, I would love to own one of those beautiful journals. Thanks again, Jo Ann jaomma1@aol.com

Karen said...

I like all three of the journals and I would be pleased to win any one of them. As far as my stitching goes .. working on a La-D-Da piece and before that finished a Blackbird Designs piece from the "With Needle & Thread" book. Next I think I want to do your Sheltering Tree piece. Thanks for having a giveaway. I also follow your blog. Karen

shakatak66 said...

Congrats on your latest finish - it's lovely :) If it's OK, I'd like to go into the draw for one of your beautiful journals - I have already fallen in love with Home Tweet Home, so how could I resist? I'm currently working on a canvaswork piece by Laura J Perin called Sapphire Star, and my latest finish (and sadly my only finish so far this year) was a Christmas ornament by JBW Designs.

Becca said...

I just finished "All Dolled Up" by Little House Needleworks. Tomorrow I get to pick a new project to start. Great giveaway.

Becca said...

I just signed up to follow your blog.

WoolenSails said...

I am just starting up again, so the last piece I made was a heart needle book for a friend. I used a free design from the web. I just ordered a bunch of books from the library. I want to make some small prim samplers for my house. The journal will be a nice gift idea for my friends.

Debbie

Shirley said...

I am a new follower. Margaret B at the French Bear told me about you. I am currently embroidering Winnie the pooh and friends baby quilt for a little one. It always give you a wonderful feeling when you get your project finished. I love your sampler.

bizzilizzi said...

Hi, I recently discovered your blog and subscribe to it. I love your needlework designs and think your sampler is wonderful. I am just finishing some sewing some Valentine Hearts. Your new notebook covers are great - my favourite is the bird cover. I also posted your giveaway on my blog bizzilizzi.wordpress.com

JOLENE said...

Hi Brenda,

I love your blog and have been a follower for quite a while. I have been doing punch needle lately and just finished up two designs by you, Heart and Hand and Speckled Eggs. I am now working on Home Tweet Home. I absolutely love your patterns, thanks for sharing all your talents with us and I love Mary's Best Handworke!!! Guess I better place another order soon. Have a wonderful weekend!

rebecca said...

Mary's best is beautiful. Really like the chart.
Please add me to your drawing. I really like your new items. I am currently working on and close to finishing, Maria P.Oliver's repro sampler by Kathy Barrick-Dieter. (This is actually my second time doing the chart-this time for me) I just recently finished the current free chart by Sampler Girl, Be Mine, for Valentines Day.

Heidi said...

Mary's Best is just wonderful and I would love to make it for my sampler wall. At the moment, I am feverishly working on finishing Enjoy Your Time by Blue Ribbon Designs. My last finish was taking an old piece out of the frame and refinishing it into a pinkeep. It was transformed.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Pike said...

The journals are great!
I am currently working on many Valentine freebie designs. Yes, many :) I wonder how many will be finished...
My last finishes were the two OWOH prizes which you can see on my blog. (Please check in and win.)

I am a followere and I posted about your giveaway.
Pirjo from Finland
http://pirjoka.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

Please include my name in your draw, I would love to win one of the journals, especially the one with the little bird on the oil can. I have just finished Goode Huswife's Mary Little and am currently working on an old Ewe and Eye design, Bird and Wreath.

Kim R. said...

Please enter me in your wonderful drawing, my recent finish was the Book of Ink Circles and I am working on Mary Wigham and Needlemania II.
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Simple Pleasure said...

Brenda
Mary's Best is absolutely delicious!!!!
I just put the finishing stitch into Love & Be Loved...a Valentine gift for a stitching friend! With a little luck, tonight I will start Cupid's Heart...this one is for me!!!
Thank you for including me in the drawing.
Busy Hands...Happy Hearts
Patricia

Sharon said...

Brenda, I love your website and the new journals. My fav is Home Tweet Home. I'm currently working on several items (which is generally how I roll...). I'm hooking a white pumpkin hooked rug (the pattern is one which I made up), a penny rug wool felt pillow (also a pattern which I made up) and I just finished a wool felt pin cushion, wool felt ornament and penny rug pillow for a Valentine swap (whew!!). I'm already a follower of your blog. And I've love to win your giveaway. (I also have your blog posted on my blog.)

Thanks again for a great blog and website.

Sharon
Starlight Primitives
myfolkart@live.com

Patti said...

I knew I would love "Mary's Best" the first time you posted a snippet of it. The colors will go in my living room and bedroom...hmmm...maybe I will have to stitch it twice! ;)

I have been a follower of your blog for a few months now. I am finishing up a freebie from Brooke's Books Publishing by the name of "New Year's Magic" (a little late for this year, but I plan to stitch 2011 on it so I can display it this year, after Christmas). My last finish was Bent Creek's Wedding Row, a Christmas present for my son and dil who got married in 2009. My next project is going to be Cupid's Heart, which I ordered from you a few weeks ago.

Please enter me in your giveaway - the journals are so cute!

Farmhouse Blessings said...

So glad I found your blog. It is so inspiring.

Right now, I'm working on vintage redwork and the last project I completed was an embroidered apron. :0) I gladly follow your blog and will post your drawing in my sidebar.

Blessings, Lea

becky said...

The last I did was punch needle.Its been a while.Im a new follower and I adore the bird....Why Thy Needle and Thread by Brenda.Please count me in!~~Becky

Carrie P. said...

Mary's work is fabuluous!
I love anything with birds on it. I am currently working on embroidering some hearts on napkins for Valentines Day.
I am here via Farmhouse Blessings.

Emma said...

Hi Brenda,Thank you for offering the giveaway. How many projects in progress may I report? Lets see, reproducing 2 antique quilts in miniature, hand quilting on 3 large quilts, crocheting a ripple blanket, cross stitching, punchneedle your Easter basket, + more. Recently finished 4 Blackbird ccs stockings, holiday needlepunch, friendship pincushions, embroidered pillowcases and quilts for 2 grandchildren.....

Glenda said...

Love your new chart and the journal are just awesome. Please enter me in drawing, I am working on The Primitive Needle Follow Me chart. Just finished Mrs. Pearson from Carriage House. I already follow your blog.

corinna said...

beautiful stitches always
love the little journals
please drop my name in the gifting hat
smiles and thanks

Lisa Arndt (Kelly) said...

I don't really do any stitching...I am currently embroidering a quilt pattern from Natalie Lymer. I Love all your ideas And your work is fantastic!
I work at a quilt shop in WI and we carry all your patterns! Excited about the book!

crystal said...

Please drop my name in your drawing. I just finished Shepards's Shade and I am now starting the Wool Crazy Quilt by JoAnn Mullaly. Love to embroidery and work your punchneedle patterns. The new journals would help me remember patterns and ideas I want to add to my wish list. I follow your wonderful blog daily.

Sue said...

What a great giveaway! My 2 older daughters and I love embroidery...especially redwork. We are learning quilting as well...I pieced a full size "scripture" quilt for my mother-in-law and my girls are helping with the quilting. We also LOVE yarn....and crochet everyday. Very nice blog! God bless! Sue

Blyn said...

I am already a follower of your great blog. I love Mary's Best, as with all of your stuff..beautiful. I am currently working on an exchange piece and I recently finished Pins and Needles ~Blackbird Designs. Thank you for all of the great patterns.