Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our first contest


Here it is....the sampler pattern. We are turning this into a contest. Stitch this while we are in France. Send a picture of your completed project to my e-mail address alma@blackbird-designs.com
Barb and I will purchase some fun items in France for the winner. Your picture will be your entry to the drawing. Believe me ....Barb and I are good shoppers. We leave for France on April 18th and return April 27th. So your picture must be to me by the 27th. The contest winner will be announced April 29th. We need a bit of time to recover after the trip.
This is not a design contest. We will draw names from the pictures submitted. Hopefully we can post pictures of the "fun items" as we find them in France. My daughter is taking her computer and I hope to put it to good use.

Get ready....get set.....GO!

Alma

43 comments:

  1. Oh good lord! I'll have to think about this! lol! Don't know if I could get it done in time..... Have a great time in France!

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  2. Margaret...I don't believe you for a second! I've seen all the beautiful samplers on your blog.

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  3. How fun! I usually work well under pressure, I hope I can squeeze it in ;-)

    So glad I found your blog, now to save it to my favorites so I can find it again...

    Blessings, Patti

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  4. oh my I can not wait I am going to start ASAP :)
    Natasha

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  5. Alma - I agree with you about Margaret!! She'll have this one done and another by the end of the month. Her work is wonderful.

    Lets see..in the next 10 days I'll have two five-hour flights. Bet I could get a lot done on the sampler. I'm going to try! Have a great trip!!

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  6. It is fun :) I hope I can finish it til the deadline ;)
    Thank you!

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  7. The sampler I'm working on isn't going well so this is just the diversion I need! Thanks for a fun little contest, Alma and have a great time in France - I so wish I could go, too!
    Godspeed!

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  8. I just sent Courtney the link and demanded that she stitch this and enter the contest. Because I have seen your shopping treasures! Have fun sweet girls :0) love Tracy

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  9. This is great! I'm just getting back into cross-stitch and hope I have time to get this done for the contest! So glad I found your blog...will be adding this one to the list on my blog!!
    Have a wonderful trip!!!

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  10. Almaaaaa! You're throwing me off my sewing rotation, but I love this little design, so I'll be happy to join in the fun! I'm so excited to hear about your adventures in France. I'll be there in spirit. Have a safe trip!

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  11. Hi, thx for the chart and contest. Have a wonderful trip!

    Stitchin Sweet Sue

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  12. And for those who live in France...may we meet you at Des fils et un aiguille?
    I'm a good customer of this charming shop!
    Thank you so much for the chart!

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  13. Oh, what a lovely, red Sampler! Thank you ever so kindly Alma and Barb... I've already printed it off and away to decide on fabric, colours and fibres! :)

    I sooo love your designs and I'm so happy you started a blog! I'm loving it...

    Have a lovely time in France!

    Blessings and love always in stitches...

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  14. Barb and Alma, thank so much for this chart
    I'm loving it
    I am going to start at once :-)))
    Barb, bon séjour en France !

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  15. I have four says of holiday left, wonder how much I can get done!

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  16. Thanks for this wonderful chart...

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  17. Thank you for this lovely chart. Have a wonderful time in France I'm sure you will.

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  18. Alma, this sweet design tempted me so much that I started yesterday evening. It's going to be tiny :), I put in some more stitches this morning and found it hard to stop. Don't know if I'll make the deadline but at least I am having fun!
    Thank you so much for this design and have a wonderful time in France.

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  19. Oh, it is fun. Thank you for this lovely chart :-)

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  20. This is so pretty and a really lovely gift. Thanks so much. I'm going to try and fit it in between birthday and wedding gifts...fingers crossed (or not if I'm supposed to be stitching :>)
    Warm wishes Angela
    www.picturetrail.com/angelasweby

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  21. Alma, if you teach me how to stitch a sampler like this, I'll not only show you how to turn a heel in sock knitting, I'll personally knit you as many as you'd like from here to eternity. My life will never be complete til I stitch a sampler. (sigh...and wink)

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  22. Alma,
    Someday I would love to take a lesson with you too. The Red Sampler is tempting, I think I could get supplies organized in time for your return. I will definitely look forward to seeing what you purchase for your prize.
    Best wishes on your trip, sounds wonderful.

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  23. Oh my gosh!!! I'm so glad I checked out your blog. I hope I can finish this on time! Have a great trip!
    Stacy

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  24. I try to stich it, too! This's a very kind idea and pattern! I wish you a good travel, too!

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  25. I am so happy I found your blog. Thank you for the sampler, I'll pick my fabric tonight. I wish you a wonderful trip.

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  26. Have a wonderful time in France! I will stitch with You!
    Anikó

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  27. Thanks a lot for this beauty !!!
    I will be one of your pupil In Nantes !!! Yippeaaa ...lol
    See you soon
    Veronique in France

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  28. Enjoy France, and thank you for this lovely contest.

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  29. Thanks for the gift and have a nice time in France.

    Christa

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  30. Thanks for this gift
    Nantes is too far from Toulouse for me to come and meet you ...
    so ;) may be next time, you'll come to the South West of France where Françoise Prax's shop, Alphabets, may lure you.
    Thanks for the sampler

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  31. Firstly, I'm over the moon that I found your blog!
    Secondly, thanks for this lovely chart. I would love to join the contest (actually started my very bijoux sampler yesterday in pinks on brown) but I'm working on "I Thee Wed" which must be finished before May!!
    Have fun in France :)

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  32. Hello from England :)

    Wow !! A lovely little sampler a lovely idea of a competition..... what girl can resist ??

    Needles to the ready off we go , stitchers of the world unite in a great big SAL this next week :-))

    Have a wonderful time in France and enjoy the shopping too ;-)

    Thanks

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  33. Thank you for this lovely chart. Despite having surgery on my right hand a short while ago, I am determined to join in this contest and have made a small start using both linen and silk thread from France. I may not complete it in time for the contest but I will certainly try!

    Enjoy your trip!

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  34. Thanks for this gift, it's lovely. Enjoy your trip.

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  35. Hope that you are having a wonderful trip and thanyou so much for this wonderful gift and competition, hopefully I will get it printed and then stitched before the deadline, I just love redwork.

    Hugs Su

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  36. I have just found your blog and hope to take part. I am a bit late but will have ago.
    Thank you for the gift and competiton.
    Hope your trip to France is good.

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  37. I just found this the other day. Wed I think.I started on April 22 but then read the name after I was half done and seen Rouge~~~ Red...
    My first was in blue, lol. So yesterday I looked for and found some reds and started # 2. I got it done today. This was such a fun little stitch! Thank you! And thanks that I could take part!

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  38. I started on this Friday night and stitched on it this weekend. I stitched until 8:00pm last night and got through all of it except 2 rows of the alphabet. I wanted to enter so badly. I emailed Vonna and ask her how she stitches soooooo fast! I just couldn't get it finished in time, but love the pattern. I will email my picture when I do finish it. I am having fun with it and wish I could have finished in time to enter the contest. Thanks for the beautiful pattern and the fun!!! Amy

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  39. If I'm not too late, I would like to enter also!! Have a wonderful trip!

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  40. I love your blogg and all nice work !!!
    Milly in Sweden

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