February 13, 2012

weekly news #3

SAL #3
So far, 15 friends stitching along! :) Have you all decided how you will stitch your 4 cats? I'm starting mine next weekend :D

Christmas card exchange
Two postcards were missing, finally Eleana received Svetlana's beautiful card :) and she also told me that Svetlana got hers! So it's official, our exchange is finally closed! :D

New authors
Rachele (Italy), Pelasia (Poland) and Kathy (UK).
Welcome to the group ladies :D Enjoy! Have fun!!

Where to buy list
We have a list with online stores where everyone can buy Margaret Sherry's designs. Please, if you know more stores, let us know so we can update it ;) Thank you!

New contest?
I had an idea for a Spring contest, I want to share it with you and ask your opinions! What about we have a stitching contest? Spring theme, we will pick a chart from some Cross Stitcher or The world of Cross Stitching (something current so everyone can buy it). Everyone would stitch the same chart and you could finish it as you'd like! In the end, we would post our pictures and open for votes here on the blog.

The winner would get a prize given by all the others participants. Something small, easy for everyone to send ;) For example, if we have 15 stitchers in the contest, the winner would receive a DMC thread from everyone else, it would be a prize of 14 threads :)
So, if we lose, we have to send a thread, if we win, we win as much as the number of partipants. What do you think about that? :)

For the prize, I thought it would be fun ribbons, it's also easy to send in a small envelope, right? And it would be great to get so many different ribbons from different countries! What would you like, DMC threads or ribbons?

Share your thoughts! Give us your opinion ;)

13 comments:

Annette said...

How great your new update!!!

Love the idea for a contest..
Threads and ribbons.. I like both idea's..

Ra said...

Thank you all for your welcome.
I think the contest is a very good idea, as the prizes suggested(what a pity having no time to partecipate).

You can find kits (Anchor and Heritage Stitchcraft) with Margaret Sherry's patterns also in this italian online store http://www.casacenina.com/

Valma said...

The new MS designs are available on her blog too

http://www.margaretsherrykits.co.uk/rapidcart/index.html

I think I won't resist to the London bus =D

Great idea the contest
And both ribbons or threads is a good idea, indeed....
And another animal than a cat ? =D
hehehehehe

big hugs

Becky said...

I love the idea, not sure I have time with everything else going on though (so will have to pass for the time being, maybe if you repeat it later in the year, I will be able to join in!)

Loving being part of the blog!

Stitching Noni said...

Love the idea & yep I'll join in! What a great idea to make the prize thread or ribbon - both are wonderful stash additions & I'm sure the winner will be very pleased to receive either - but if we need to pick one I pick ribbons.

Will also start my cats this weekend :0)

Stitching Noni said...

Love the idea & yep I'll join in! What a great idea to make the prize thread or ribbon - both are wonderful stash additions & I'm sure the winner will be very pleased to receive either - but if we need to pick one I pick ribbons.

Will also start my cats this weekend :0)

Marcinha said...

Hello, I think a great idea, for me the prize could be a thread and a ribbon.
Kiss

Joanita said...

Love idea! For me both (ribbons or threads) is a good idea!

EXPU said...

Threads, threads! :) It would be a challenge to coordinate with the color, because as you know sometimes run out, but I love the idea. Start looking for something fun and inexpensive for all to enjoy.

Tami said...

Hi, It's a love idea !!Threads :)

Laura said...

good idea the contest Nia...it's ok both threads and ribbons...is it possible to send 1 dmc thread and 1 ribbon

Francesca Violetta said...

Love the contest idea! and it will be ok to send one thread and one ribbon!

♥ Nia said...

Ra and Valma thank you for the links! I added both to the list :)