August 24, 2011 - 5:59 pm

A Schoolgirl’s Work Book Winners

Thank you to everyone who commented on our blog about Blackbird Designs’ latest book, A Schoolgirl’s Work: Samplers from the Spencer Museum of Art.  Using a random number generator, we have selected our two winners.  They are martinmosaics and Jinny!  Here is what each of them had to say:

From martinmosaics:

“Cross stitch was the first needle art I learned (along with simple sewing) as a very young 5 year old, from my mother. I can not ever remember a time when my mom didn’t have a cross stitch project going. She taught me this simple art as I sat and watched her stitch while waiting for Dr. appointments, my father to come home from work, and many other everyday scenarios. My mother gave me 2 incredible gifts over the years; the ability to stitch (embroidery, cross-stitch, needlepoint, crewel, sewing, dress-making, reupholstery, and custom drapery/bedding). And second, the belief that I can do anything I put my mind to. I’m very thankful for these gifts! They have served me well over the years. I did not learn to quilt until I was about 30 years old. My most recent love is primitive rug hooking but I am always hopping around between the needle arts. I do love the style of this particular Cross-stitching book. It embodies heritage, gentleness, dedication, a heart for God, and hospitality which are such important elements in the life that I pass on to my three daughters.”

From Jinny:

“I learned it by my Grandmother and she like to stitch Samplers. My works are not so difficult mostly hearts, biscornu´s, small projects, but I will try out more. My Granny loves Blackbird Designs and I look around, because I look for a design, what I can stitch as Gift for Christmas for my Granny and found your site. Very nice Idea with this giveaway and so nice patterns. My Favourite is Polly´s Sewing Box, think I can stitch it without help.”

Thank you for sharing your neat stories, and congrats on the win!

One Response to “A Schoolgirl’s Work Book Winners”

  1. Dear Diane!
    THANK YOU !!!
    Today arrived here in Germany this very beautyfull Book.Thank you for your kindness to ship it to Germany !!!

    What great Samplers are inside and stitched by very young Girls prefectly . Really Masterpieces! First I will stitch Polly´s Sewing Box and……. I will give my best and hope I get a perfect result too.

    Many, many Thanks to you, for all your Kindness and these nice Giveaway.


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