Friday, September 16, 2011


Well as most of you will know..... my blogoversary is coming up :D

As this is my 6th year blogging and I have never had a giveaway (although I have intended to many times lol) I wanted to do a biggish one.

I hope you will all like what I have picked and put together.

Now onto


1.You do not need to post this on your blogs... in fact I would rather you didn't.  Although I love new followers I would rather they followed me because they enjoyed reading my blog, not just cause of some gift.

2. Gifts are not exchangeable, if you do not like something in your gift please pay it forward and gift it to someone else.

3. I am not a great photographer, I have represented items to the best of my ability.

4. All items are new and unused and so in fantastic condition.

5. One entry only please and please make sure I can contact you somehow

6. Entries close 26th September 2011 (my time) and will be drawn by the nearest available child on the 27th September 2011

7. First name drawn will get gift one, second name drawn will get gift two, third name drawn will get gift three.

8. Any one, any where can enter :D


To enter please leave a comment on this post only, saying why you like reading my blog and/or what your favourite post on my blog was.

Gift One
Two hand dyed threads from Colours of the Outback
1 piece of 18 x 27 Jobelan 32 count from Polstitches in the colour English Rose
1 piece of 18x27 Opal Lugana 32 count from Sunny Dyes in the colour Deep Pool
1 Bent Creek chart - Long Winter
3 Mirabilia charts - Rose Celebration, The Woodland Fairie and Winter Queen

Gift Two
2 x hand dyed threads from Carries Creations
1 piece of 13x18 Opal linen 32 count from Sparklies in the colour "Aries"
1 piece of 18 x 27 linen 32 count from Ayroom Fibres
1 Passione Ricamo chart "Winter Fairy Spirit"
1 Mirabilia chart "White Christmas"
1 Shepherds bush chart "Bethlehem Christmas

Gift Three
1 hand dyed thread from Carries Creation
1 piece of 9 x 15 monaco 28count from Enchanted Fabrics in the colour "Trick or Treat"
1 piece of 18 x 27 Jobelan 32 count from Wichelt in the colour "Waterlily"
2 charts from Little House Needleworks "Plant Kindness" and "Coffee Menu"
1 chart from Nora Corbett "Orchid" from the Pixie Couture collection

Thanks for stopping by!




Kathy A. said...

Oh Andie - congratulations on your 6th anniversary!!!
I always enjoy your blog posts and your beautiful stitching.
I would love to be entered in your giveaway - Mirabilia - how could I not.

valerie said...

Wow, congrats on your 6th blog anniversary! I love your blog and how you focus mainly on Miras and Chats. They are my favorite! I would love a chance at your giveaway. :)

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Xeihua (Sara) said...

Hi Andrea, congratulations on your 6 years :), I would love if you could considered me for your giveaway, although I know I'm only following your blog for a month or so (since I found it through Joysze)but I love to read it, not only because of the gorgeous Mirabilias you stitch (I still have to find the courage to try one with all the beads) but also because you share a little bit of your life and family wit us, your daughter was gorgeous on her prom dress :) and whenever I see your progress and your stitching pictures I always admire how you can always find a bit of stitching time with 6 kids.

Courtney said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!! I love reading your blog, and please enter me in your giveaway! My favorite thing about your blog is your stitching and your use of amazing colored fabrics with the designs...I need to start doing this!!

Virpi said...

Congratulations! I could not choose which prize is the lovliest one so I'm glad you didn't ask everyone to choose their favorite =D

stitchnannie said...

andie i read your blog as i love to catch up on your beautiful family and seeing your stitching gives me the wee push to get on with mine thank you for being here for everyone love the fabrics you have in your give aways now if only i can be lucky

Rike said...

Hi Andie,
Congratulation to your blogaversary.
I think I started reading your blog about three years ago. I enjoy every stitching blog entry. The pictures of your children bring a smile to my face every time I see one.
I like to be entered in the giveaway.
Happy Stitching

Rachael xxx said...

Hi Andie,Congratulations Six years wow!!
I love your blog because you do all those pretty ladies and suchlike, and would love to do them all, but I feel by watching your progresses I am cheating and imagining they are mine LOL. I remember you being pregnant with your youngest, I was just a silent stalker then. LOL

pippo1976 said...

Hello, I am Luly and I write to you from italy
I always read your blog because we have the same tastes. I love your designs and I really like your embroidery projects.
You have beautiful children, congratulations.
a big hug,

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your 6th Blogaversary. I have been reading your blog probably for a couple of years and enjoy seeing your projects as they are always stunning. I would love to be considered for your giveaway.

Charbs and the Bumpy Dog said...

Wow, Andie, what a super generous giveaway! There are some Fab Fabbies there, and lots of charts I don't have!!(drools on keyboard). Please please please let me enter!!

I can't believe you have been blogging 6 years! You must have been one of the Founder Bloggers :-D

wendy111 said...

What a lovely giveaway Andie! Congratulations on reaching 6 years of blogging!

I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

I love watching your stitching progress through your blog.

Rachel said...

Congrats on reaching almost 6 years of blogging!! In just a few days in fact. :) I enjoy reading your blog, I look forward to seeing you stitching updates, and your posts about your beautiful children. You help enable as well, lol. I have gotten some good ideas from you over the years.

I am quite impressed by the goodies you are giving away :) You are right, it's a big one!! I would love the chance to enter your giveaway. :)

I think I will have to start thinking about a blogoversary giveaway soon, a few more months and it will be mine, and I haven't done a giveaway yet. :)

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Congrats on the blogoversary. I have been enjoying your blog for many years now and am impressed with your ability to keep up:)

Please enter me in that wonderful giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the chance at the giveaway. I love reading you blog because the pictures of your works in progress give me my stitching mojo back.. I especially love the Saphire fairy W.I.P, it made go out and purchase it.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

This is a Giveaway worth waiting for!

My favourite posts are your Chatelaine progress pics, especially the closeups.
I think your blog was one of the first I started following earlier this year, your name was the inspiration for my name - I thought "StitchitAndie" was a great nickname and was annoyed I couldn't think of a clever one too :-)
I like your attitude to Giveaways too, I've heard of people "unfollowing" blogs immediately after a giveaway - how rude!

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

Hi Andie

What a lovely giveaway, I'd love to enter. What I like about your blog is that you are one of the most welcoming members of the stitchy blogging community, firstly through the Mirabilia Stitchers BB and then when i started my own blog. I couldn't chose a post but I love hear about your family, and how you fit the stitching in around al 6 of them. You truly are a woman where I think "I don't know how she does it" and as Jo says what a refreshing attitude towards a giveaway :)

Hannah x

Jules said...

What a super generous giveaway for celebrating 6 years!!! I may not comment often on your blog, but I do enjoy seeing the beautiful pieces you stitch.


Sarah said...

Congrats on 6 years! That is quite an accomplishment! We just "met" within the last couple of months, but I've enjoyed chatting with you and seeing the great pics of your family and stitching.

ana~stitch said...

Wow, nice giveaway Andie, many congrats!!

Kate said...

Awesome!!! Thank you for the chance.
I have followed you blog for at least a year now and have enjoyed it greatly.

mbroider said...

Love this giveaway. Thank you for the chance. Reading blogs is something i love doing - currently following close to 160 blogs:)

Love the pics of your children!! - the all girls one...

Hope to visit your blog often!!

CHIKI said...

felicitaciones!!!!!!por tu blog
un beso

Anne said...

Congrats Andie on your 6 years of blogging! Wow that's a long time here! I'm a fairly newbie, only just hit my one year this week and I've learned so much! I love your blog because you stitch so many beautiful pieces and share a bit of your life with us, which I enjoy. Question, is that "I Am" from Sajou? I really like the lettering and how you put it together. I think Mike will love it!!

Nina said...

Congratulations! And I'd like to join your giveaway :) I've followed your blog for awhile, but I'm not good at making any comments. But I don't have any favourite subject, I just love everything related to cross stitch :)

demeter83 said...

Wow, that's an incredibly generous giveaway. Congratulations on reaching you 6th anniversary, that amazing!
May I enter please?

butterfly said...

Congratulations on your 6th year, i am very new to blogging and only started this Summer, i am a follower. And love your stitching.
I loved Anettes R/R of mermaids . And another R/R where you just stitch the heads they look so beautiful what a great idea.
Would love a chance to win a giveaway.

Stitching Sweetie said...

Wow! Has it really been 6 years already? I love your updates I'm going to get all emotional if I go into further detail. Love ya girl!

Pumpkin said...

I would LOVE to have my name entered Andie! I love reading your Blog because of all the Mirabilia pieces you've been stitching :o) My favorite post by far was when you got Sabrina framed! SO stunning!

Rahenna said...

Hi Andie, I'd like to be considered! I don't comment much but I love reading your blog because you post a wide variety of things and you stitch so darn fast! I'm jealous! :p

Blu said...

Um, wow what an incredible giveaway!
Congrats on 6 years and please count me in!

(Also I think your method of using the nearest child to pick is hilarious!)

Veronica said...

Congratulations on your upcoming 6th Blogoversary!

Whoa, those are very generous gifts. I hope you'd enter me.

The best thing I love about your blog are your pictures. All your lovely projects, especially Mirabilias on beautiful hand-dyed fabrics are true inspirations to me.

Anonymous said...

Wow andie has it been that long. I've always enjoyed looking at your blog. Love watching your projects grow into gorgeous designs. Thanks toy our blog Ive becone an addict lol. Hugs and congrats. Look forward to many more blogging years. Hugs
Lynne D.

♥ Nia said...

Congratulations on your blogversary!! ƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ*
Great giveaway!! Please, count me in :)
I'm a recent follower, I started reading your blog just a couple of months ago. But I can say that I love going back and see all your Mirabilia stitching! Gorgeous ladies that you have there :D
I really enjoy admiring Mira RR, I don't know how that started but all pieces look so beautiful!! Great idea to stitch just part of different charts, really pretty :)
Hugs&Smiles, Nia

Sew Wilde said...

Congrats!! You do such beautiful work. Thanks for the giveaways.


veromilu said...

congratulations for your 6th anniversary !!!!

Sharon said...

I would love to be entered in your draw.......Congrats on 6 years, wow that is truly amazing. I am just starting one....not posted anything yet but I will
Why do I love your blog....2 words...Mirabilia addict......just like me.....LOL
Also you live in a place that I visit in my dreams every night....I am planning a visit next year with my have to let me know about any stitching places.

My email is

Clare said...

Well done on year 6.

I liked your mid year round up post, for those of us whose stitching mojo has beeen in hiding for the best part of the year - its great to see that you are making progress.


Jan said...

Well done on 6 yrs! I've been reading your blog for only 6 wks because of your love for Mirabilia. I'm going to stitch one because of you! I loved your post on your daughters first ball. She looked so beautiful like she had stepped out of a Mirabilia stitchery herself!

Marexstitch said...

I am a new follower. Your stitching is lovely and I think I was a follower on my old blog but I had some blogger issues and started another blog. I would love to be included in your giveaway. Thank you.

Titti said...

Hallo Andie, I am Titti and I write you from Italy! I've been following your blog for a lot of month, I really love your x stitch taste, maiden, Mirabilia and a lot of other things! i gentle ask you to subscribe me at your "blogoversary", and i hope that the3 fortune be with me! Actually, I am working on 3 SAL, but I love your RR (maide, queen...), i never did it before, but tomorrow... perhaps! I thank you for this opportunity, i always follow you and your job Hugh from Italy, Titti! (Please, excuse me for my bad english...)

Jan said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! I love reading your blog because you stitch the same style of patterns that I like to stitch, but you get alot more of it done than I. You give me inspiration to get back at it and stitch!

SassyStitcher said...

Congratulations! I'm visting your blog for a while and your works are very pretty. I'm stitching too and my name is also Andrea :-)
I would love to be included in your giveaway. Thank you.

Best wishes from Germany

Maureen said...

Hi - Been following your blog for quite a wee while now. Love reading it as am just in awe of how quick you stitch and love seeing all your fabric choices - always good!

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bells said...

Hi Andie!
Congratulations on your upcoming 6yr blogaversary!
I stumbled upon your blog a month or so ago, and have enjoyed watching your stitching progress as I too am an avid cross-stitcher. I especially love the beautiful fabbies you use.

I'd love to be entered in your draw :)

Happy Stitching!

Joysze said...

6 years!!! Here's to another 60!! :D

".. will be drawn by nearest available child" cracked me up!!

I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to pass on the giveaway, I don't do well with lots of stash, hehehe. But I wanted to comment. :)

Shelleen said...

Please add me. I have been following for quite a while and I enjoy seeing your progress pics, especially of the Mermaid RR. Also your children's pics, especially your daughter's prom. That dress was gorgeous and looked great on her.

mdgtjulie said...

Like Joysze, I loled at "nearest available child". Too funny Andie. I'd like to enter all three (of course). I like your blog because you always have something interesting to say, and because I love to look at pics of other people's WIPs. Thanks for the chance!!

mdgtjulie said...

Sorry, I forgot to say grats on your blogoversary!!! Here's to many more years! BTW, how do you find out the date of your blogoversary? I have no idea when mine is...

Lissanne said...

Congrats on you Blogoversary! I have to say the post I loved the most was your work on Measis RR. I couldn't take my eyes off it. The queens were gorgeous. Your work is beautiful, and I hope to see a lot more in years to come.

Annie said...

Greetings from Germany! :) I love stitching Mirabilias just like you and that makes your blog so interesting for me. Keep it up.
Allthough I never in my life won anything I give it a try at your give-away :)) Never give up
Greetings, Annie

Eyani Ryou said...

Congrats Andie!! Sorry was so excited by the give away I forgot to post what I loved about your blog!

I love how excited you get over a pretty pattern and how you can't resist starting one you really love! Your stitching is always so beautiful!

Jacqui x

Mel said...

Wow, 6 years is a long time! Your such a kind hearted and generous person to be doing giveaways!

I'm not entering, just commenting. :)

Marlene said...

CongrTulations on 6 years, please enter me into your give away I loved the third pack best

Kate said...

How fantastic of you to offer not 1 but 3 gifts of you anniversary. I have followed you for sometime and love your finishes. Such a beautiful dress for her first formal dance.

Romantic Fool said...

That is so generous of you! Not 1 but 3 gifts! I love seeing your updates on your stitching!


jennilynn said...

Andie, I hardly ever comment on blogs why I don't know but I do enjoy reading them and seeing all the awesome stitching that others do. I love all your Mirabilia stitching. I have several in my to do pile but haven't started any yet. Please include me in your drawing.

Jennifer B.

stitch nannie said...

hi andie just a wee queston when you stitch do you do it over 2 threads and one strang of floss or over 2 with 2 of floss thats on 28 count and what about half stitches just picking your brain as yours always look so nice and fine
cheers patricia ch ch

*Stéph* said...

Hello! a love all your blog not something, All thing that you stitching ;)

congratulations for your 6th anniversary !!!!

bisous from france :)

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