Thursday, September 10, 2009

The new ornie issue is here, time for a giveaway!!!!!


I've just received the Just Crossstitch Ornament issue and and it has made my day! I have eagerly awaited the yearly arrival of this magazine since I first discovered it. And, since my Hope Angel made the cover this year, and since I have been such a poor blogger lately, I am having my first blog giveaway.

I will be giving away one copy of the magazine, along with one each of my four Angel Ornament crossstitch charts. That way, the winner will have the entire set of angels to stitch. To enter, please leave a comment on this post. If you post about the contest on your blog, you will get entered a second time. I'll announce the winner next Thursday. Good luck!!!

More about the magazine, lots of great ornies in there to stitch. So many of my favorite designers are included this year, all with wonderful designs. I have kitted up six already and will start stitching the first this afternoon while waiting on the school pick up line for my kids.

This brings me to the reason that I have been a poor blogger, my kids went back to public school for the first time in four years. It has been a real change. They love their new adventure, new friends, new teachers, band, dances, etc. They do not enjoy homework, getting up at 6:00 am (mommy really doesn't enjoy that one, it's still dark here at 6:00 am, ugh!!!) or busy work. All in all, it has been a good experience so far. We'll have to see how we do on our first quarter report cards. Until then, if anyone has any ideas on how to motivate kids to get out of bed on the first call, please let me know. The "time to get up" song doesn't seem to be working as well as it did the first couple of weeks. :)

I do actually have some stitching to show, I'll post pics next time. Thanks for stopping by!!!

46 comments:

  1. Hi Mary ,
    I would love to win the contest. I am getting back into cross stitch after a bit of a hiatus. Have lots of stash . Your trick or treat cat is a fav and your beautiful trees too. I love the new angels
    thank you
    Jennifer

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  2. Hi Mary - I'd love to win the contest too. I'm on a no-stash diet right now, so winning something would be a real thrill! The angels are adorable.

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  3. Congratulations on having your design on the front cover! Please enter me in your draw, I would love to win your beautiful charts and the magazine. I know that I will have to wait another month or more before they come out here.

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  4. I would love to be entered in to the giveaway. I'm off to post your contest on my blog to double my chances. Thanks!

    http://yesestitches.blogspot.com/

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  5. ROTFLOL -- fancy that, the "time to get up song" not working at 6am. lol My uncle found great success with a glass of cold water one year.

    Thanks for the wonderful ornament options this year and your generous giveaway drawing! Those angels are so pretty.

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  6. Mary ~
    I am very impressed that your angel is right in the center of the cover. Looks very nice among all the others. Your angels are gorgeous.
    I would love to win this magazine I buy it every year and do stitch some of the ornaments. Yours will be one I am sure to stitch this year. Thanks for sharing your lovely designs.
    Please enter me in the drawing.
    I just bought your Celtic Cross and am going to start it when the fabric gets here. I am also waiting for your cancer word (cure) so I can make some ornaments for Donna's cancer tree this year that she is auctioning off for Christmas.
    God Bless and happy designing.
    Lenna

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  7. Mary, your ornament was the the cutest, and the best finished one in my opinion of the bunch. I just posted on my blog last night how I thought this magazine had some shoddily finished ornaments....but scouts honor I told AmySC two days ago that yours was cute and so nicely finished. So do I get any brownie points?! LOL!
    I'd love to be entered into the contest :)

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  8. Mary, I loved your trees, made one for each of my family....now these angels are beautiful! I hope I win!

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  9. Congratulations on your ornament. It's really pretty. Please enter me in your drawing.
    I have the same problem with my boys. They like school, but not getting up at 6:30.
    Lynn

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  10. Hi!

    Count me in! :) Love your blog. :)

    illinkilli@gmail.com

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  11. How wonderful for you that your ornament made it into the issue. You must be on cloud nine now. Don't all boys hate getting up to go to school I know the 12 yr old here does. Oh and please add me to your give away.
    pennyi1@att.net

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  12. Wake up time...My oldest is typically good about rising, but when he falters, I turn the light on in his room. My daughter is a different story. I have to stand by her bed, uncover her and coax her out of bed. I walk her out of her room. There is just no other way. Anything short of this and she would just roll back over! I think it is just part of our personality...
    Good luck with wake-up time :)
    Michele

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  13. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway - Love your beautiful designs, Thanks!
    kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

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  14. I'd love to be included in the giveaway, please! I already have some of your designs, but wouldn't mind having more... :)

    Pirjo from Finland
    pirjo.kallioniemi(at)yahoo.com

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  15. Hi Mary, that is a set of lovely angels! Beautiful designs!

    I'm posting it on my blog. Thanks for the giveaway ;o)

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  16. What lovely angels! And congrats on your front and center presentation on the JCS Ornament issue. Yes, please, enter me in the drawing. I've already posted it on my blog.
    Hugs,

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  17. Haven't received my JCS Ornie issue yet, but would love to have the complete set. I have also posted a link on my blog:
    http://needleinhand.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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  18. I have enjoyed reading and looking at your blog. I love your designs and completed work.
    please enter me into the giveway.
    my email is joycefrank@sbcglobal.net
    Joyce Frank

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  19. Love your angels - and your generosity is much appreciated. You can get me cross stitching again. I haven't done it in ages, and so miss it. So add me to the list of folks that are following your blog and would love to win your giveaway. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. Your just so full of excitement.its great.and your angels are beautiful.so toss me in to please for your drawing. thanks. Terry N

    shyphantum57@hotmail.com

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  21. Well done on making the front cover! And it's very kind of you to offer the giveaway - please count me in the draw. And I've also mentioned it on my blog today ..... Fingers crossed!

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  22. Congrats on making the cover! I look forward to this magazine every year! Lovely of you to have such a generous giveaway!

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  23. WOWIE! Congratulations!!

    Please enter me in the drawing. I'll be sitting here with all my fingers and toes crossed till you announce the lucky winner.

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  24. Congratulations! A wonderful giveaway!

    leliaevelyn (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. The magazine still has not made it to the bookstores in my area. I keep looking. Sometime SOON I hope. Congrats on cover!

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  26. I've posted a link on my blog - www.tprosesblog.blogspot.com - please enter me in the drawing.
    I haven't gotten a hold of an issue yet either!
    Love your designs, by the way :-)

    Terri

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  27. Okay let's try this again....my post isn't showing so I am going to try again. Please forgive if it appears twice. I love your Angels! Please enter me in your contest, am also adding about this giveaway on my blog.
    www.lostinthreads.blogspot.com

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  28. Congrats!
    Thanks for the chance!
    Marilyn

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  29. Those are so cool... congratulations for being published in a magazine. Please enter me in the drawing. I will be posting this giveaway in my blog. Thank you so much for this chance.
    Dawn in AZ

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  30. Thanks for offering the giveaway - I will post about this on my blog.

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  31. Congrats on your cover photo. I'd love to win your four designs. I have posted on my blog.
    bkirk1029@sbcglobal.net

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  32. I would love a chancde to win these designs. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    lynda
    lyndamarie.a@gmail.com

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  33. Congratulations! Your angel ornament looks great on the front cover of the magazine.
    I'd love to be entered for the drawing please.
    Thank you,
    Margaret

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  34. Your Angel Centre Stage on the Cover - congratulations!!!
    Please enter me in your draw - thank you.
    Sheila

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  35. Yes, please enter my name in the drawing! What a cute design and this is so sweet of you to do!

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  36. Mary, I love your designs. Congratulations on your ornament being featured on the JCS cover. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  37. Congratulations on your beautiful work and please enter me in your wonderful giveaway!

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  38. i love your angels and would love to have them and your mag, thanks for the opportunity, and good luck everyone!

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  39. What a great giveaway! Please include me, and lot's o luck to everyone :)

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  40. Love JCS Ornament Issue, please enter me in your giveaway.

    Thanks,

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  41. Please count me in! I love your angels!

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  42. Oh wow what great ornaments. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  43. Congratulations on being a cover girl! I would love to be entered in your drawing - your angel is sweet!

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  44. Hi Mary! Your beautiful "Hope" was the first ornament I stitched after receiving my magazine. It means more than Christmas to me. My husband has to have a heart transplant, and lately we survive on hope. Keep those great designs coming, and please enter me in your contest!

    Robin Hager

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  45. Well done on making the cover! I'd love to be included in the giveaway, please!

    Regards Ronel, Cape Town, South Africa

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