Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Polar Bears - finished & Christmas Card & GIVEAWAY!

Over the weekend, I finished and framed the Polar Bears kit. Those with a keen eye may notice that there are no snowflakes stitched along the border strips - that is because I forgot and once I had framed it, I couldn't be bothered to unframe it and do them. However, despite my laziness, I do think it looks just fine without them and I am happy with it. I have it sitting with the other Mill Hill Buttons & Beads kits I've done from my recent holidays.
Then I was going through my stash to pick out the next giveaway item, and I came across this little free kit from a magazine and thought I'd stitch it up. It only took 2 days which was a great quick finish. It is called Christmas Mouse and it is a Christmas card.

Giveaway: You could win this pattern:

What do you get?
You get the original pattern, colour key and instructions. I have used the original kit inclusions of material and threads so you'll need to source those yourself. Pattern is the original and may show some signs of use, but is unmarked.

How do you win?
Comments on THIS post will be placed in a bowl and a winner picked at random by my husband. You will then be contacted to supply your postal address for me to send you the pattern. Please leave your comments on this post no later than Friday 18th November 2016. Please check back on Monday to see if you've won the pattern.

So, how easy is that! All you need to do is post a comment that you'd like to be included in the draw and you could win the pattern shown above. There will be many more giveaways in the coming weeks because I've got lots and lots. If you've seen and liked something I've stitched, then it may be up for grabs in the coming weeks, so check back regularly. Let your stitching friends know, and if they'd like to become a follower, I'd love to have them along.
Note: you do not need to be a follower to enter the give away, but it would be nice if you were!  

I don't have a picture of when I stitched this design. It must have been before 2006 when I started to keep photos of my stitching. And since then, it was donated to our Church Art Show and sold to raise money for missions. It was a beautiful design and and lovely result. I'm sure whoever wins it will really enjoy stitching it - I certainly did.
Happy Stitching,


  1. What a delightful pattern. I could see myself stitching this and enjoying doing so and then to put on show. :) Please put me in for this giveaway,thank you. Cute mouse. Happy Stitching.

    1. Congrats Clare - you win the pattern! Please email me your postal address and I'll get it out to you. xstitchlibrarian [at] gmail [dot] com

    2. Thankyou Where do I email to to give address. Clare

  2. I'm in awe of how fast you stitch. Two finishes in 3 days!! Both the finishes are lovely.
    Please don't include me in your giveaway.
    I'm a follower now and would love you to visit my blog.

  3. Polar bears are awesome and I think it is just perfect without snowflakes :) Xmas mouse is so adorable - I love it.