Friday, 19 August 2011

New Fall/Halloween Exchange/Finishes/Give-away!

Earlier this year I decided to set up a blog for exchanges. The response I have had has been great. The stitched pieces and all the extras that have been sent and received in our last three exchanges have been wonderful. Our new Exchange is called Fall into Autumn. You can choose whether you would prefer to receive a Fall or Halloween themed package and there are 5 weeks between the time you are given your partners details until you need to mail out your package. If you would like to come along and join in the fun visit us on the Stitched with Love Exchange blog.

A little more  progress on Delivering Winter.

I took some time again this week to finish off these two pieces from my stitched but not finished box. They were both stitched some time in the past 5 years. Santa is from the Tiny Tidings VI chart by Lizzie Kate and the Cow design is part of a chart from an old American magazine.

As mentioned in my last post I am having a Birthday Give-away. This is what will be included in the package for the lucky winner.

Cross-stitch Fabric

Quilting, Sewing, Finishing Fabric

Ribbons & Buttons



Bug Pillow

Complete Give-away

To have a chance to win:

1. For one entry you must comment on every post I make from now until the Give-away closes on Friday 23rd September.
2. Another two entrys will be given if you are a current follower , one entry for new followers.
3. Posting a link to the Give-away on your blog one more entry (indicate if you have done this on a comment).
4. Please leave your email address if it isn;t already in your profile.
5. The Winner will be announced on the week-end off my Birthday Saturday24th/Sunday25th September.

Good luck!


Christina said...

Wow, what a give-away! I'd love to be included (my little girl would love that ladybird pillow!) Thanks so much.
Your Santa pillow is so cute. I'm on the look-out for Christmas designs for my ornies this year.
Just going to click onto the exchange blog link now...I simply HAVE to be included in the next exchange! X

Teresa said...

Love your fun giveaway. Your stitches pieces are wonderful, love the little cow and the lady bug.
You know I already stalk you.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Karen said...

How cute is that giveaway....I just love the Ladybug pillow! Please enter my name in the giveaway!

Love your finishing too....

Annie said...

Very nice stitching and finishing! That little cow has such a sweet expression.

That's an above and beyond generous give-away! I am so over-stashed at the moment that I'll leave the contest for those who can really put those goodies to best advantage.

valerie said...

It looks like the exchange was a success. Wonderful pieces!

What an amazing giveaway! It all looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance!

Lesleyanne said...

Wow what a gorgeous giveaway. I would love to be entered. I am already a follower and will put a link on my blog. Love your two new finishes.

butterfly said...

Love your stitching and the way you have finished them.
Please count me in for your lovely gifts.

Kimberly R. said...

Your stitching finishes are beautiful!!
I would love to be entered in your fabulous giveaway . . . and I am already a follower!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Wagapapa said...

What a great giveaway!

I'm a current follower and I will comment on all of your posts.

I have posted the photo of the giveaway with the link to it on my blog's sidebar:

Noemi (

Tina said...

Lovely finishes Lainey,your new one is coming on lovely.I have really enjoyed taking part in the exchanges and will go and pop my name on the next one x

Jules said...

You always have such lovely posts! I would love a chance to enter your giveaway. Coincidentally, my mom is turning 60 on 23rd September. Would loved to have taken part of the exchanges this year, but lack of funds and other projects prevented that. I will post a link to this on my blog as well!


Robin said...

Nice finishes. We could all keep ourselves busy finishing our finishes! Please include me in your generous giveaway.
Robin Thompson

wendy111 said...

Elaine - this is such a gorgeous giveaway. I was already a follower and I have posted a message in my new giveaway side bar on my blog (

Love the ladybug!

Denise said...

Holy Smokes what a give away! Love your pillow! I am a follower and I will post this on my sidebar!

Thanks for the chance!

natalyK said...

Lainey, fabulous giveaway and love the exchanges you have set up. I am a current follower and would love a chance to win your generous package of goodies.

Lisa V said...

I'm off to check out the new exchange now, its been great fun so far, cant wait to receive my Summer themed parcel.
I would love to be included in your giveaway too please, I'm already a current follower.

Michelle said...

What a very generous giveaway - simply wonderful. Hope you are keeping well. xx

Justflo said...

Please enter my name in the give- away. It looks amazing. I am already a follower

Shari said...

you are really tempting me with the fall exchange.....hum...
Happy birthday to you...what a giveaway! I would love a chance to share your birthday wishes!

alliecat said...

Wow! What an amazing giveaway, I love love loveee the bug pillow! :)
I am a new follower and would love to be entered into the giveaway please!
I will comment on every post :)

Heather said...

wow, Lainey that is amazing blog. I loved to be entered

Carol said...

Such nice progress on Delivering Winter, Lainey! And I love your two little pillow finishes...those candy canes you used on the trim are adorable :)

I'd love to enter your birthday giveaway--thanks for the chance!

Dee said...

The cow and chicken pillow is adorable. I love the ribbon hanger. Wouldn't that be so cute on a baby's room door.

Ellen S said...

Would love an entry in your giveaway!!! Thank you for lovely


CalamityJr said...

What an interesting giveaway rule! I've been reading your blog, but now I'm going to follow, so please include me. I'll be commenting!

Ellen said...

Great giveaway! Please include my name, thank you for the chance.

I am a new follower!

I off to check out the Fall Exchange on your Exchange blog.


Annette said...

How great is that that your exchanges are going so great!!!
Good luck with the new one!!

What a beautifull pieces did finish up...
You can finish so beautifull!!

WOW!!!!! What a big give away I love to enter it.... You spoil us TOOO much!!!

Lee said...

Your stitching is lovely! I am a new follower and enjoyed reading. thanks!

Colleen said...

Love the Lady Bug Pillow, how cute! What a lovely, generous Birthday Celebration, my dear. I have posted a link on my blog.
Love Delivering Winter; been thinking of stitching that up for the Holidays.
Thank you Lainey, for spoiling us with your generosity!!Many Hugs.

Tatkis said...

What a great giveaway! Can't resist it :)
I'm your follower - and enjoy reading your blog!


Sally said...

Lovely finishes Lainey and Delivering Winter is coming along really well.

I would love to be entered ito your very generous giveaway please. I have been a follower for a while now.

♥ Nia said...

Great giveaway!!! Please, count me in! :D
I always comment, I'm already a follower and I posted on my blog sidebar ;) done, done and done! hehehe

Congrats on your finishes sweetie! =)
Have a great week :D

O esconderijo da Mónica said...

Great giveaway!!! Please, count me in! :D
I'm already a follower and I posted on my blog ;)
Have a great week :D

Dani - tkdchick said...

Hmmm pretty strict giveaway rules... that rules me out!

Lovely finishes.

Anne said...

Wow! What a generous giveaway! I would love to be entered into the draw. I will try to be dutiful and comment on every post, but sometimes your blog doesn't come up on my blog roll, although it is checked to do so?!! I'll also add a side link too!

Cheers and good luck to all :D

Pumpkin said...

Boy, you've been busy! Love your finishes :o) Stitching Bug is just TOO adorable and so exciting to see you include it in your giveaway with all those other goodies! I'm SO glad I'm a Follower ;o)

Barb said...

Oh Lainey please include me in the chance to maybe win this.Your stitching is lovely.Hope you have a good day next month.I am already a follower and if I can sort out how to Ishall put it or certainly mention it on my blog.
Thanks for all you do.

Jennifer M. said...


I'm so excited to have found your blog. I saw your blog giveaway link on another blog and jumped over. Your stitching is so lovely. I love the finishes and wow you giveaway is super generous. Thank you so much.

I am a happy new follower and I have posted your giveaway on my blog. My e-mail is on my profile.

Have a Nice Weekend!

Fiona said...

I was just catching up with everyones blogs when I spotted your giveaway. What a huge gift for someone. Please add me to your list of hopeful recipients.

Joanita said...

Hi! I would love to be entered in your giveaway =) Thanks!

I am a follower and I posted on my blog sidebar =)

My e-mail is

Catherine said...

Lainey, love your stitches!! Delivering Winter is going to be so cute!

What a great giveaway!! Please count me in!! I'll put a link on my blog sidebar the next time I update!

cucki said...

hello dear, i am your new follower..your blog is very sweet..please count me in for this cute giveaway..
mu email is in my profile.
your stitching is really very beautiful..i love it so much..
keep well dear..hugs
cucki from

Atelier Colorido said...

Great giveaway!!! Please, count me in! :D
I am a follower and I posted on my blog sidebar =)
Congrats on your finishes sweetie! =)
Have a great week :D

Mary Joan said...

Wow! What a gorgeous Giveaway. I would love to be entered. I am already a follower and have put a link on the sidebar of my blog. My e-mail is on my profile. Love your two new finishes.

Mary Joan

trillium said...

Such a wonderful package of stitching goodies! Please enter my name for the giveaway.

I will post later on my blog and leave another comment about it.

Your Stitching Exchange looks like fun. I'm sorry to have missed the Fall/Halloween themed exchange.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

trillium said...

I just posted about this on my blog.

And, I'm a new follower of yours.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

Parsley said...

I am a new follower and would love to be entered. How sweet of you to host a giveaway. I enjoy following stitching blogs so I get ideas of what to stitch next. ;-)

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

Hello - I would love to enter. I am a new follower, and you have a lovely blog.

I will also share on my blog.

Thanks for running this!

Hannah x

Dyanna said...

Hello hello Elaine,

Funny thing today with your give-away ... :)

I post your foto on my blog, I make sure that I was a follower ... I did everything but did not post on your blog ... eheheh

But now I remembered, don't ask me how ... eheheh

So, as you can see NOW, I'm on it :)

Big kiss and have a good week

Theresa said...

Sounds like you had a very successful exchange secession!!!! How wonderful~~~~

This is such an awesome giveaway you are hosting!!!!!!! I would love to be a part of it!!!! I have been reading your blog but I can't believe I did not sigh up as your follower!!!! I am now!!!! I will also post a link on my blog. Thank you so much for the opportunity~~~