Sunday, May 30, 2010

Call it what you will

Call it Just Because, call it down-sizing, call it purging, call it a RAK, call it a GIVE-A-WAY or call it what it is....BEING REALISTIC!     I finally looked through the pile of patterns I put aside when I was sorting a few weeks back and took a really hard look at the patterns I  have.   As with all of us, you buy  a pattern or a kit that you just HAVE to have.  Over the years, these "have to haves" and "got to dos"  have slid down my list of my priority list on my project to do list.   I have kept them for years *believing* that I would get to them "one" day.   I got thinking that the whole joy of a new pattern is the excitement and anticipation of doing it and while these patterns and projects sit in my cupboard, I was robbing someone of the chance at joy!!!!    Yeah, OK, sappy, I know and enough already.......

This is a Just Nan that I love!  but the truth is I will never do it and I am finally admitting to myself.  I love it but it doesn't match my style.   I am a more quaker look/sampler look and this is too frilly for me.   So I am offering up as a give-a-way.   It should go to someone who will work on it and enjoy as I thought I would.  It is a complete kit with the linen, the floss, beads and finishing kit.

As for the others, I was lucky enough to spend the day with dear old friend who I haven't seen in a year.   We lost touch for no other reason than being busy....days turn into weeks, weeks into months and so it goes.    She is a stitcher and I was able to pass on to her all the patterns that I have accummulated but will never do.  It was like Christmas for her and she was anxious to get home and sort through the stack.   She has had a rough year with a lot of stress and  I know I made her day.  Even if all she ever does in flip through the patterns and pages and *thinks* about what one she will start with.  Kind of like window shopping.

So if you are interested, please reply to this post only and I will do the whole random generator thing on June 15th to choose a winner.   You don't need to be a follower and please feel free to post this on your blog.   Be sure to let me know if you do for an extra chance to win. 

17 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Please include me in your drawing.
Thank you.
I am posting about your giveaway on my blog now.

Mary said...

I would love to be in your giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Blu said...

Wow! What an incredible giveaway!
Please include me into the drawing!

Lesley said...

What a lovely RAK. Please include me in your draw. I am a follower, but I don't have a blog, so I guess that's just one chance for me lol. Thank you for your generosity Blessings

Sheila said...

What a beautiful piece. Please add my name to your giveaway.

Josie said...

So generous of you. Please include me in your giveaway... R.A.K...or whatever you may call it.
I don't have a blog, but i do follow.
thanks again,

Josie.

lynda said...

I would love the chance to enter your giveaway...what a pretty piece. Thanks!

Susan said...

This particular Just Nan isn't my thing either, so I don't want to be entered into the drawing. Just wanted to comment on how generous you are!

Mel said...

An absolutely wonderful giveaway. I'd love to be entered.

Anonymous said...

Wow what an interesting blog you have .I can't wait to hear what happens when you go to the framers to pick up your piece for the second time.Please include me in your give away THANKS for such interesting blog. Sharon

Meari said...

I personally loved your sappy sentiment, lol. I also think it's great you passed on a bunch of charts to your friend and made her day. :) You so sweet!!

I would love to be included in your giveaway, and I'm going to put your giveaway on my next MM update.

Thank you for hosting :)

Lynn said...

Great giveaway and blog. I'd love a chance. Please enter me.
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Hillery said...

Just found your blog. I would love a chance to win this pattern. Thanks for your generosity.

Kate said...

I love quaker but I am a Just Nan fanatic. Please enter me in you give away.

Amanda said...

What a wonderful give-away! Please include me in your draw!

natalyK said...

I just love this design. Please include me in your giveaway.

sharona said...

Wow Robin you have alot going on. Quilting and stitching. I enjoy reading your blog! I also have been saying some prayers for your son to get the job. Hopefully no politics will be involved.I know how that goes. Any way I would love to be included in your give away. Thanks Sharon Ftsharona4@yahoo.com also I am a follower but no blog