Thursday, November 22, 2012

2000 followers - a celebratory giveaway is in order!

My jaw has officially dropped, and I cannot even express how humbled I feel today.
Scrolling down my blog to check on my list of favourite blogs to read today,  I saw that my followers have climbed to...
2000!

How do I say thank you???
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm....I suppose it must be a giveaway!

Leave a comment, just 1 comment please, answering this question...

"What do you most enjoy stitching, and why?"

I'll be reading all your answers and on December 1st I will choose 3 winners.

And what will you win? A copy of my first 2013 paper pattern design!

The Shabby Roses Quilt stitchery...

I will choose 3 winners from anywhere in the world.
This pattern won't be released till next year so you'll be getting a preview copy a month before it goes on sale! Just in time for a Christmas gift. :-)

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!! Thanks to all who answered and entered. Winners published here soon.

Again, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and stay in touch. I love hearing from you and reading your comments. As much as possible I try to answer every one.
Even though I am Australian and we do not celebrate Thanksgiving, my heart genuinely overflows with gratitude for each and every one of you, so -
Happy Thanksgiving everybody, and God bless you!


303 comments:

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Michelle said...

I am stitching monthly themes right now. Each month gets its own stitchery to dispat

Terry said...

Congratulations Jenny! That's so wonderful! I enjoy stitching anything and everything, but I really enjoy doing blocks for quilts and samplers. Thanks for a chance to win your new design! :0)

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

that is wonderful!! I enjoy stitching flowers the most!! Such a generous giveaway!!

Marla's Crafts said...

I do alot of cross stitching and I have a tendency to do Christmas things.

Nancy in Dallas said...

This is wonderful. I love stitching things like make me (or others) SMILE! Nothing like an up lifting moment to share!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I love seeing all the textures I can create with my stitching.

Noela said...

I love quilts that include stitchery. Take longer to do but so worth it in the end. Hugs......

Hazel said...

Congrats ,I don't comment often but I I have done many of your patterns .

shez said...

congrats Jenny and i love stitching whimsical designs.xx

Jeanette said...

Congratulations Jenny. I love any sort of thing to do with embroidery/stitching. I love it because it's so relaxing & easy to take anywhere with me. Hugs,

Sue said...

I enjoy doing primitive stitching.

Mia's Cottage said...

Awesome for you.. I just discovered stitchery after 10 years of quilting and I can say that I am hooked!
Donna

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I like fun and whimsical things. I'm new at embroidery, and I'm not even sure I'm doing it correctly, but, it looks consistent so far, and pretty. I need to pull out my book of embroidery stitches and practice. Congrats on 2000.

MAGELA MONTEQUIN said...

Felicidades por tantos seguidores, me gusta coser y bordar todo, siempre me agrada aprender algo nuevo.Cariños

Marsha said...

Congratulations on 2000 followers, that is amazing! I'm working on the embroidery for the Red Brolly Wish quilt right now. I love sitting down after dinner with my DH in front of the TV for some stitching time. I find it so relaxing. I love your new pattern, I really would love to win it. Thanks you so much!

Wanda Correll said...

I've been working on several embroidered birth announcements. They are easy and quick. I am so very glad you have reached 2000.

Wanda
http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

The thing I enjoy most about stitching is the calmness it
brings into my life. In the
midst of all the busyness
of each day there is a little
bit of quiet when I'm stitching
in my favorite chair.
Deanna
lharris@iowatelecom.net

sunny said...

Congrats on 2000! I love projects that combine stitchery with piecing. I watch (too much) tv in the evenings with my hubby, and my hands always have to be busy.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Congratulations! Well deserved for sure. :) Stitching, for me, is a place of peace, of centering myself, of losing focus on worldly things and seeing only the creation as it evolves. The weight of the day rolls off and my spirit feels light. blessings, marlene

Createology said...

Congratulations. That is a huge accomplishment. I enjoy stitching tiny little hand sewing with needle and thread to see how precise I can make the tiniest of stitches. Kind of like the days of yore. Blessings...

theholdens said...

Hi Jenny
Stitching is my relaxation -much prefer it to machine sewing!!! And I seem to always do stitcheries that involve words and saying.
Thanks for the giveaway and we all look forward to seeing your new designs next year.....
Angela....

Teresa in Music City said...

Congratulations Jenny! I am so delighted to be one of those 2000 happy followers :*) What I enjoy stitching most right now is the Promises & Borders blocks! You have awakened in me a love for embroidery that I had long ago forgotten in the turmoil of life. This is the first embroidery project I have done in many, many years. I am behind in getting them done, but I can't tell you how many happy, peaceful hours I have spent stitching along on them. Thank you Jenny for generously sharing these blocks with us, but also for sharing so much of yourself. Hugs & Blessings on you and yours this Thanksgiving season - even there in Australia :*)

Dolores said...

Well, congratulations dear Jenny. Being Canadian, we celebrated our Thanksgiving last month (the second Monday in October.)
At the moment I am cross stitching an ornament for my little grandson. I enjoy hand quilting too because I love to see the design that's raised once the stitches are put in.

Sherill said...

Hi Jenny: Stitching is the time when I quiet my mind and let the stress leave. I couldn't survive without it. I enjoy your blog and your journey.

LJ said...

I love hand stitching my quilt bindings down. Whenever I've tried doing it with the machine, I'm just not satisfied.

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

I love doing hand work and really just about anything. I have been enjoying working on your monthly blocks. Thank you and congrats on 2000.

Quilt Kitty said...

They are right when they say stitching is better than therapy (I say with experience!). Stitching relaxes me & makes me forget a stressful work day, it makes me see beauty in the world when it is easy to forget & it makes me feel proud to be able to make amazing craft works for myself & to show friends & family they are loved. Tracee xxx

Andrea said...

Hi Jenny

Chanced upon your website and thought of leaving a comment and trying my luck.
Am in Aus and love the concept of thanksgiving.
God bless
Andrea

barbara woods said...

i wont to get into red work hopefully soon thanks

Susan said...

"What":
I enjoy stitcheries the most - picking the colours to suit s the best bit.
"Why":
allows me to turn off from all the other things are not as pleasant and enjoyable.
2000 followers - how wonderful for you to know how many people enjoy your blog. A big Thanks(giving) to you too Jenny.


Fiona said...

Oh wow Jenny... congratulations on 2K.... I have only started stitching in the last few years... I love the challenge and that I am learning all the time...
Hugz

AliceKiss said...

Прекрасный повод для игры!!!!2000 - это чудесно!
Я с большой радостью поиграю! Я люблю читать ваш блог.
В основном я вышиваю, так же немного рисую. Шить очень люблю!

jofridsquilt said...

Congratulation! It is an amazing number. I love stiching because it is relaxing, nice, easy to grab and take with me to do anywere. I also love the effect on quilts and other small or big things. Hugs Jofrid.

margaret said...

2000 followers that is tremendous Jenny congratulations. What do I like stitching best, hand stitching is top of the list and at the moment paper piecing patchwork is fighting with hardanger, not sure which deserves the first place, I award it to hardanger projects.

Lida said...

2000! Fantastic and you deserve it! Why I love stitching? Well I love to do it, because the things I make, make my house a home, it brings warmth to my space and to others because I also love to make things for other people. Jenny I wish you lots more followers and a lot of warmth and love to you and your family! Hugs
Lida

Kathy MacKie said...

Congratulations are in order for sure. Stitching means to me something that my Mom was able to teach me and I think how fortunate I was to have someone who took the time to give me a gift that will stay with me forever.

lapappilon said...

hello!
congrats!

Since my childhood I like to embroider. The cross stitch patterns I like best. My grandmother taught me. I love the interesting modern patterns. French patterns.

Hugs
Eva

Nima said...

thank you so much for inspiring all of us with your beautiful handmade..I love all kind on needle art and trying to explore one by one.

Thank you so much for your awesome giveaway

Maria said...

Congratulations Jenny on reaching your 2000 followers...
Was watching your followers creeping up.
I have only started to to stitcheries over the past year or so. They are so relaxing to sit and do.Love it..
Have been enjoying doing Christmas ones for gifts over the past few months...

Martina said...

Congratulations! I love stitching little projects to give as gifts and especially also little messages or pictures to cheer up myself or others. I am drawing pictures time by time which represent the characters of God ,which I ponder on, as a reminder and want to put it together in a quilt. Not sure how long it will take me to realize it really, but step by step.
Loved your scripture BOM very much.

Cattinka said...

I don´t want to win, but I stil want to answer your question. Right now I enjoy redwork. You can just go on stitching without thinking about colour changes. And the reason I don´t want to win is that I already have your beautiful pattern and the matching quilt.
KATRIN W.

heleen said...

Congratulations. It's always nice to read your blog stories. Thanks for the giveaway.

Birgitte aka Bietje said...

Congrats with this milestone. You deserve it.
I like stitching ever since my childhood, it is relaxing. My mind comes at ease when I stitch in the evening. I can talk with familymembers, or watch TV with them. And still make some wonderful things.

BLJ Design said...

Congratulations. It's always nice to read your blog stories. I am like to stiching olso my own drawings, Thanks for the giveaway.
Hugs from Denmark

Anyinyóka said...

Dear Jenny,
Congratulations for the 2000 follower! I like to stiching flower and everithing in connection with garden, gardening.
I love your blog, and your wonderful designes!

Heather said...

I love to stitch anything about gardens and sunshine, because when I'm not in it I can stitch about it and dream.
Hugs

Debbie said...

WOW, 2000!! I'm not surprised. Everyone loves you, Jenny! Congratulations. I like stitching anything that does not have a lot of repetition. Be it embroidery, quilting, knitting, etc., as long as there are a lot of different stitches or blocks in a project, I'm OK. I get bored easily, LOL!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Well done Jen...2000 that is totally awesome....congratulations...Why stitching, goodness!!!...it relaxes, the sense of being able to do it, to create something, and then to be able to in a lot of cases give it to a special friend, that always makes me feel good...no better feeling...its like love!!! Keep inspiring us Jen xx

Elisa said...

Wow congratulations...2000 is a amazing number of followers....I have recently rediscovered embroidery I have been a cross-stitch addict for 27 years but I have totally fallen in love with embroidery again

Karen said...

Congrats I enjoying stitching all sorts of little stitcheries that I can included into quilts that I like to give to family. Enjoyed doing one for my daughthers 21st this year and next year have another daughters 21st and a 40th to do for a sister. Nice to give something that is handmade and unique.

Gill said...

Congratulations!
I love stitching flowers!

knittywittywoo said...

I love all stitching, it allows me to be an artist on fabric.
Congratulations on 2000 followers and thanks for such an inspirational blog.

Wivi said...

Congratulations!
I love to do small stitcheries/redwork that can fit in a quilt. I also love to do cross stitching on table runners and things like that.

marygabriella said...

Ciao carissima Jenny, congratulazioni!
Meriti pienamente il tuo successo, per quanto riguarda il ricamo io trovo che sia il migliore antistress del mondo!
Adoro lo stitchery, il punto croce e sto imparando il boutis.
Spero di vincere il tuo bellissimo modello, mi piace davvero molto!
Un abbraccio.
Marina

Nina Dias said...

Hello Jenny is a wonderful opportunity to win your drawing! I want to win ...
I love sewing and I like both together as patchwork embroidery designs so beautiful ... I am Brazilian and I've always see what's new in your blog! Wishing you a beautiful day! Nina D Kisses

Nina Dias
ninadias61@hotmail.com
São Paulo- Brasil

Lesley UK said...

Hi Jenny, what a great giveaway. I enjoy embroidering animals, especially cats, but as I have MS I'm happy to be able to stitch anything on days when my hands don't 'go on strike'. Blessings Lesley UK

Shirlwin said...

Congratulations on reaching 2000!! Wow!
I love stitcheries on quilts, or cushions, or table runners ... now that I think about it, I love stitcheries:)

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Oh Jenny, 2000 followers that is awesome.
I love to stitch simple designs with meaning. I find stitching a good way to clear my head.
Thanks for sharing again.
Debra

Rian said...

Congratulations! I like stichting little nice patterns especially combined with something else, nice fabrics or buttons or something else. And I like it also when I has a message, f.e. the love of God or Christmas/Easter.
It is zo nice to stitch or to patch, it grows when you are busy with it. (O boy, I think my english is worse, I do not speak it daily, but I hope you understand it all)

Love from a cold Holland

Vanina said...

Felicitaciones!!!! te seguimos tantas, porque tus trabajos son preciosos!!
Me encantaría poder ganar tu patrón, así que me anoto!!
¿Lo que más me gusta coser?
uy... que difícil.. me gusta coser bolsitos, almohadones, ropa para mi hija... muchas cosas!!!
Espero tener suerte!!!
Un beso!

Quirky Quilter said...

Wow, 2000 followers, well done. Stitching is my therapy, I just enjoy the process of sitting quietly plying the needle and seeing something beautiful grow. At the moment its stitcheries for Christmas, but after that, who knows which one I will pick up.
Sue

shawkl said...

Congrats Jenny! I most enjoy stitching items for family and friends. It just brings joy to my heart to see them smile.
Hugs,
Kathy

annmarie said...

Jenny - it is your attitude & how thankful you always are that makes me coming back to read your blog. I love your stitcheries too.I love embroidering becasue it is so mobile. I can pick it up anytime & it is ready to go! Congratulations on 2000 followers - looking forward to your 2013 adventures!

Rosa said...

Congraatulaions.That`s an awesome milestone!!

Mommarock said...

One, I find it relaxing, and two, I want to leave something behind that I created that is worthwhile and special.

thethimbleroom said...

Congratulations - that's quite a milestone!!

Stitching is the one thing that relaxes me absolutely. It also gives one time to think all sorts of things through and contemplate problems in a relaxed fashion.

thimbleroom(at)gmail(dot)com

Saule said...

Congratulations Jenny! I like stitching your little roses. I'm stitching Shabby Roses now and I'm enjoying that. I would like to win your new pattern because it's so cute!

Saule

Sue from Cyprus said...

Congrats, Jenny! What a wonderful feeling having 2000 folks following your lovely blog. It's because it's so lovely that you have so many followers and I know it will grow. Besides the wonderful patterns that you so freely share with us all, people come here because of your honesty. For me, these could be things, I would like to sometimes brush under the carpet!! Thank you for making me look at things differently!.....
I just love stitching. It really relaxes me and as my mind focuses of the pattern and colours of threads, my everyday stresses just seem to float out of the window.... a very closed window, mind you, coz I tend to stitch, late night, in my PJ's in front of the tele!!
Thank you for the chance of winning your fab pattern.
Hugs, Sue from Cyprus x x x

Janet Ann said...

Congratulations on 2000 followers! That is just unbelievable!. Just love your work and your patterns they are joyful. There is so much to enjoy about stitching, but most of all I think it's the calm relaxing effect it has especially after a long difficult day at work and second the fact that it is so portable and can go anywhere (from children's sporting events and practices to doctor offices - always carry my embroidery projects as one never knows when you might have an extra minute or two!) Thank you for the give away offer. Happy Thanksgiving!

Betty said...

Congratulations...that is quite a milestone in blogland! I enjoy stitching gifts but sometimes they are for me! The finished piece always feels like such an accomplishment. I love stitching because it is so calming.

Bobbie Bentneedle said...

I love stitching things for gifts - be they small sayings, quilt blocks or mug rugs, because I love the ability to invest a "chunk" of time in prepping the stitchery, then being able to stitch in "stolen moments" when I would otherwise being a couch potato ;0}

RaLene said...

I love stitching because it relaxes me and then when I am done I feel great about what I created. It brings me such a sense of peacefulness.

dorothy midson said...

Congratulations to you , I love to design and
stitch mostly Stitchery for the contented feelings it gives me , the pure pleasure of making something for others to enjoy.

Ellen said...

Congrats with all your followers but your blog is amazing so I understand :-)
I embroider everything my heart makes a jump all the things I love.

Mariana Nortje said...

Why do I love sewing? I have absolutely no clue! It might have something to do with reading about a "virtuous woman" in Proverbs when I was very young and thought:That is something I can do. Congratulations. I hope I was number 2000 :D
Mariana

Chris said...

Congratulations on 2000 followers!

Denise SA said...

I love all kinds of needlework but especially when it's for someone I love.

~Carla~ said...

Congratulations!! :) I love your cross-stitching... I've just started playing a bit here & there, but I hope one day to be (close) to how good you are!! :) Hoping my number here in Canada gets chosen!! :)

Shebandowan said...

Congratulations! I enjoy working on small pieces that are portable. I then include them with some patchwork to make wall hangings or tablecloths. I find hand stitching very relaxing.

Janet

Lorene Holbrook said...

Awesome having 2000 followers! Right now i am making a blessing quilt for me. It feels wonderful to stitch all my blessings. As i stitch, it makes me feel humble and grateful for all those blessings.

Miss Nancy said...

Congratulations on 2000 followers! Fantastic! I love stitching - it keeps my hands busy, it is relaxing, and there is a magic to it. It is like magic to see how the stitching comes together as you get each little part completed. And you can easily listen to you favorite movie or television program. Thank you for this great giveaway.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Jubama said...

bravo à vous !!! j'aime mélanger le patchwork et ma broderie !
Bises de FRANCE !

Sandra said...

"What do you most enjoy stitching, and why?"

I love the relaxing aspect. I tend to be high strung so any chance to sit and relax while keeping the hands busy is so very enjoyable.

Joke said...

Wow, 2000 followers!
I most enjoy stitching cross stitch patterns, I think, because I can also do that when I'm tired. don't ask me why, but that is how it works for me.

Jitske Quiltpoes said...

HALLO JENNY
i like small stitchies so that it wonn`t take to much time to finish,still being busy with betsy`s closet and still liking it and your new pattern it looks wonderfull and i should love to win it and stitch it in one color, as a redwork. greeting jitske

amores y labores said...

Maravilloso amiga felicidades por los 2000 seguidores.....me encanta tu blog me gustan tus bordados son preciosos, todos tus diseños son bonitos, y como son bloques pequeños son faciles de llevar

Un eterno agradecimiento por compartir tus diseños amiga muchas gracias y nuevamente felicidades un abrazo.

PD.no sé nada de inglés discúlpame.

rosane.mortensen said...

Hello Jenny , congratulations 2000 !!! It's just a sign that we love your stitchery... And yes it's just the most relaxing time that I have in front of my tv. :) Hugs from Denmark.

Anonymous said...

Jenny love your blog and love your stitches,Cleta

Marry Meis said...

Jenny,

I love your work!!!! You make the most wonderfull stitches. Everyday I wait for your newsletter to see what you have made. Thank you very much.

Love Marry

quiltingmieke said...

Hello Jenny
I love to stich frases, words....that express feelings...for friends or family in hard times in there live, to help them ...and to let them now that I am there for them in hard times in live.

hug Mieke

Lisa E said...

Congrats on 2000! I love hand stitching but only certain things -- embroidery and binding. I would LOVE to win your Shabby Roses embroidery pattern. It's beautiful.

Guilitta said...

congratulations 2000 !!!
I like to do stitcheries on evenings watching tV.

Greeting Guilitta

Wallie said...

I used to do a lot of cross stitching and still love that art but with carpal tunnel and arthritis in both wrists I find it difficult. I found you one day and other sites that are into "regular" embroidery and started doing it again because of you and I love this type. I also do machine embroidery and love that process as well. Thanks so much for all you do and I am not surprised that you have 2000 followers. You encourage others by your sharing and your designs are also encouraging. Thank you so many times over for sharing your gifts with us!!

Sandi said...

Congrats Jenny,
What a wonderful feeling to know so many people are interested in what one does...Stitching to me isn't, I guess, what I'm stitching but who I'm stitching with..the people you meet, whether it be friends, bloggers or a stranger you chat with in your hunt for that perfect piece of fabric. Crafters are always warm and friendly people and I love being associated with them.

donnag said...

Stitching time is my prayer time. I love to pick up a project I am doing for someone and pray blessings on them and their family and any needs I know they have.
Jenny friend, I love your blog and I am so thankful for all your followers!

Marjorie Nath said...

Congratulations on passing 2000! What a achievement- I not even have a blog. What do I most enjoy stitching? Dragons and fairies, anything fantasy or cute designs for babies, why? because they make me feel happy and hopefully will make others feel that way too.
Marj in Mexico
thelady(at)hotmail(dot)com

Stitched With Prayer said...

WOW Jenny, Congratulations! JUst think, 2000 people from all around the world have found their way to your wonderful blog and designs. IMagine!!!
I love to stitch everything, but my favorite are quilt blocks. THere is just something so delightful in a quilt or quilted wall hanging with stitchery included. I love stitching in the evenings when I have to sit in my recliner and rest for the evening. I feel lost without something in my hands to work on. I'm so blessed to be able to do the simple embroidery stitches required for most projects after losing most of the feeling in my fingertips and palms. IT is so true that when God closes one door, He opens another. YOu have but to walk through it to find the blessings He has in store for you. BIg Hugs sweet friend....

Di said...

Congratulations on 2000 followers, Jenny. You deserve your success. I enjoy hand piecing and hand quilting as it's so relaxing and the resulting texture is so soft and cuddly in a quilt.

Beth said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and congratulations on your follower milestone.

I particularly like to stitch small gifts for friends and family. I'm thinking of something like the little cross-stitch I made for my sister which she always kept at her bedside. Seeing it there meant the world to me.

veerle said...

Hello Jenny, also in Belgium you have followers :) I love stitcheries and patching. Congrats on your 2000 followers.

Henny van der Stelt said...

Hi Jenny,

Thanks for sharing such a beautifull things with us!! I like your stitchery very much, because I have time to spend some time with our havenly father during stitching. I can pray, I can sing, I can listen ... Thank you very much :)
God blessed you with a creative mind.

Warm greetings,
Henny

Helen said...

I enjoy stitching, because it is soothing,lets me escape from family life for awhile, and at the end I've created something I love. Usually.

Ruth B said...

For all around relaxation and enjoyment, I would say hand embroidery is my current favorite pasttime. Congrats on 2000 Jenny!!

brandy1 said...

congratulations on your 2000th follower, what a great achievement.I am a passionate embroiderer, have embroidered for a long time. Particularly like shabby chic.Love to do stitcheries with patchwork.Hugs Shirley

Pippas quilts said...

Wow 2,000 what a lot you have got and over 100 comments so far to read through. What I most love about stitching is being able to teach others how to stitch when they thought they couldn't I teach a class of adults with learning difficulties and one of my ladies today went home with a patchwork bag sewn on the sewing machine. It has taken her 3 weeks to make this bag and had never used a sewing machine before. She was so chuffed she was beaming from ear to ear. So I suppose it is the sharing I like most. Have a great weekend.

retdairyqueen said...

Your Blog just like your designs is amazing, so little wonder you have so many followers
I enjoy stitching After a couple of very hard sad years in my lfe I find it is a wonderful way to sit and relax and take my mind to a better place Hugs

Anonymous said...

congrtulations!!!! I like cross stitch and I prefer primitive patterns because they are so fine; ciao from Italy, Silvia

Anita said...

Congratulations Jenny, 2000 followers is really very much. You ask why I embroider?
It gives my mind rest, it helps me to relax.
Greetings, Anita

linny said...

Congratulations, 2000 followers that's great. Must admit I go through withdrawals if I don't do some hand stitchery each day. I love seeing the stitcheries come to life whether I just do redwork or add lots of colours. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

KAYLEE said...

WOW that is so amazing congratulations Jenny. My first love in craft is stitching since I was first taught in grade 5 and we made a sampler of all stitches. It was so much fun and I have been hooked on it since. I am always attracted to a project when I see it has a stitchery design. I am really enjoying stitching the blocks on "A Christmas Story" which I am doing monthly from your emag....

carleenphoenix said...

Hi Jenny:

I love all stitching, but red work is the best!!!

Carleen

quiltsbycheryl said...

I love all stitching as it a stress reliever for me....but my favorite is embroidery. My Mother taight me when I was about 6 years old---about 56 years ago. So I have been doing it for quite awhile and I have never tired of it!!

Maria said...

I'm not surprised you have so many followers of your delightful blog :-) These days, I like to stitch small projects rather than the larger ones I used to do. Sadly I realise that so many of the 'fancy' stitches I learned as a child at school I haven't used for ages and you know what they say, 'use it or lose it!'

grann616 said...

I love to do little stitcheries.When someone in oursenior area is sick or in hospital, I make a small stitchery for him or her to enjoy. Redwork is my favorite, although, shabby flowers are right after that. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!! I can't wait to get this pattern! Congrats to you for your many followers. Sharon Lozano

Kathleen said...

Congrats on the 2000, a fabulous accomplishment! Stitching is relaxing, so I love it all.
Kathleen

Lyn said...

Fantastic on your 2000 followers Jenny. I love doing embroidery as its as pretty as you want to make it. It is easily taken where ever you go. It is very relaxing to do as my hubby watches his shows on TV. Not my cuppa tea but we are sitting together and that is very important. It has many uses when it is finished. Thankyou for the opportunity to have a say. Hugs Lynette Bramman

Anonymous said...

Just like you, I love embroidery. I then used to make quilts. I read your blog regularly, I find your work inspiring and it helps me to learn English as my mother language is French.

Inge Lise said...

My sewing machine is a great gift because my hands have a hard time keeping a needle - are learning maskinquiltning - it is a big challenge.
I love to sew stitchery although my arthritis makes it a great challenge - your month blocks, "Thoughts in Thread" is my current project.
Thanks for the free pattern.

Line said...

Just like you, I love embroidery. I then used to make quilts. I read your blog regularly, I find your work inspiring and it helps me to learn English as my mother language is French.

Sisbabestitches said...

Congratulations Jenny, a fantastic milestone. I like simple stitchery, it is relaxing, the best meditation that I know. Well done on your mini quilt, it is gorgeous.

PT5171TX said...

Thank you, Jenny, for your generous shares. I most enjoy doing "sentiments" for framing and displaying, so that my three grandchildren will have heirlooms to bring back memories of their grandparent's home.

Marilyn said...

I enjoy the sharing of stitchery and am always looking for something to give to firends and family that is personal. I also love stitching because it is portable....take it to work, in the car, at the doctors....you know how it is...find a minue of too to stitch every day! And be excited if you can get in more!

laobeau said...

Stitching is relaxing, yet allows one to feel productive. A total contrast to the pressures of my job. I do love your work and have shared your website at the craft retreats I attend as well as print out your blog and patterns for my Menninite nieces who have used some in their quilts! Thank you.

KatieQ said...

Right now I am enjoying stitching some Redwork block of the month patterns that will be part of a Christmas quilt.

Judy B said...

I love stitchery as it is so portable and relaxing! Congratulations on 2000 followers. Thank you for the great giveaway! jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Jill said...

I most enjoy stitching gifts for friends because it makes me feel good and I hope is makes them feel good too.

Rhonda D. said...

Congrats!! I love hand embroidery!
I love all the different stitches.
Redwork, crazy quilting, & designs.
It is very relaxing, and I love how
portable it is. Thanks for the chance to win!

wigglypup2(at)yshoo(dot)com

Candy Cats said...

I love stitching full stop. I love making whimsical pincushions, embroidered Christmas stockings all shapes and sizes, especially mini's and the biggest thing I love as result of my passion is that I always have lovely little things to give to my friends whom I treasure. Cheers from Maureen

cpup40 said...

Congratulations on 2000 followers. I love stitching anything that makes people put a smile on their faces. Thank you for the chance to win.

Annemie Rook said...

Wow 2000!! It's like the millennium all over again. Fascinating! I love your designs a lot. The soft colors, your inspiring and comforting words and the absolutely lovely designs made me a fan from the moment I found them on the internet. Good job! I hope we can continue to enjoy your work for many many many mote years to come!

Greetings from a very cold and windy Holland.
Annemie Rook :-)
amarook@xs4all.nl

Regena said...

it's portable, relaxing and I get to play with thread and stretch my creative muscles. I love it!

DeeDee said...

Congrats!!!! I most enjoy stitching things for friends this is where my heart truly goes into it..

Bonniedoo said...

I love whatever I am working on at the moment.....right now it is the Wish Quilt from Red Brolly.

Ray said...

Gosh, this is hard. I love all sorts of stitchery. I guess my favorite is cute sayings and, um, quilt blocks and little sweet pictures to add to all sorts of things. See, I told you it was hard. :-) Thanks for all you do.

quiltingtaylormade said...

Congratulations Jenny!! I enjoy doing hand embroidery in a hoop. I like Crabapple Hill by Meg Hawkey, Bird Brain, Gail Pan, and of course you! It is relaxing to me and I can sit up in bed and just stitch away while watching TV. Plus it's portable. Love, Tay from Texas

Bonnie Nyquist said...

I am such a fan of yor work,I would say it is my favorite,that rounded chubby look you do so well! I love to embroidery things for my home that I will see every day. Love your work Jenny!
Bonnie Nyquist bonniesline at aol dot com

Victoria said...

I love to stitch anything that Jenny of Elefantz creates! Why? It relaxes me & then I have this sweet project when I have finished!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

WoW Jenny that is awesome! 2,000 followers. :D
I love stitcheries but right now I am enjoying making some hexie flowers as I don't need to concentrate as much, particularly when I am watching telly with hubs. :D

Sharon said...

I enjoy stitching flowers and that's probably because I don't have a green thumb... can't grow them and keep them alive. So the next best thing is to stitch them. I love flowers, and stitching them lets me enjoy them all year.

Athanasia said...

I love to cross stitch or embroider items for church use, as well as gifts for friends and family. You have been an inspiration to learn more embroidery and improve my technique since I am so new to this. Thanks!

Congratulations on your 2000 followers. Job well done!

~Trudy~

Anonymous said...

I love anything with snowmen and a am trying to do a few sticheries and quilts to help my collection have some quilts or wallhangings to soften the collection.
Marge
huewe@paulbunyan.net

pegsplace said...

Oh my goodness. What do I love to stitch the most? Well, I am really enjoying my redwork snowmen stitchery and I love it. I like tea paraphanelia too! Ohs, so many designs! Thanks for the giveaway!I like your stitcheries too! I so enjoyed the Friendship quilt swap one of the trellis and will be making another one!
Peggy (mindji@yahoo.com)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I've mostly been stitching on my Halloween quilt and Snowbound quilt. It adds such a nice touch to everything. I plan on starting Betsy Closet soon, If I can find where I put it, the fabrics, and floss....now what did I do with it????.....getting old is sometimes not fun....smile.

Connie said...

I guess I must enjoy stitching a gift the most as almost everything I stitch, I give away. I like thinking about the person when I am stitching and imagining the joy when they open something that I made just for them. It's a real high!

Shelly said...

I have always loved crossstitching but have recently learned to embroider. I am a quilter and I love the quilting part of quilting the most. So putting both stitching and quilting together with my new embroidery endeavor has just been a dream come true.

Cindy said...

I enjoy stitching projects to give to others, especially quilts. Thank you for the chance to win.
mcdowallrc@gmail.com

Sewingbea said...

Congrats. I love sewing small projects- the quick satisfaction of accomplishment.

Lorna said...

Hi Jenny
I stitch for family and friends to give them something that I know they will cherish. I choose my projects based on their preferences. For me, stitching is a way I can demonstrate my love for the recipient. Whatever I stitch, whenever I stitch, I feel a calmness that all is right in the world. The feel of thread between my fingers, the rhythmic movement of the needle going up and down, in and out gliding through the material. Seeing, from a piece of blank material my work slowly come to life, bit by bit, colour by colour. The desire to make the reverse of the design look nice and neat so that it does not detract from the beauty of the actual design. And finally, the joy of giving something beautiful to another person.

Sherry said...

Congratulations on so many followers. I love to stitch and have enjoyed it since my Aunt Becky taught me a few stitches at the age of 13. I enjoy it most when I find a design that is just right to make for a gift for someone special.

Lolastitchida said...

I love stitching things that are fun and colourful. Journey of a Quilter has been one of my favourites. I am stitching it with 4 of my favourite friends. Stitching fills your heart with warmth and lifts you up when you are down! It is a lifesaver at times!
Thanks for the giveaway - gorgeous!

judi said...

I love stitching beautiful little embellishments on clothes for my little ones.

Anonymous said...

I have started smocking. I am getting there, very, very, slowly.
Thank you for your lovely site,
Helen S.

Andrea said...

I enjoy stitching because it is relaxing and portable. I can take it with me anywhere and even if it's only a few stitches while waiting for the doctor it makes me feel calm and at peace with myself.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Congratulations on a big milestone! 2000 followers! Your new pattern is gorgeous, from what I can see, hehe. Can't wait to see it all. I enjoy stitching from embroidery, cross stitch and hand sewing. I've been doing embroidery on blocks that will be quilts, Winter Twitterings (?) and Gardner's Alphabet. I enjoy making something with my hands, the peace it brings me and all the friends I've met because of it.

Thank you for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win. Three winners! How generous! Woot! Woot!

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I enjoy do the small items, they work up quick...Esp. when you have someone to give it to...Lisa Taylor quiltlovernsc@yahoo.com

Jodi said...

Congratulations Jenny - 2000 is quite an impressive milestone. I personally love stitching for the people I love which means I try my hand at lots of things to suit the recipient. Sometimes stretching myself to things outside my comfort zone because I know the recipient will love it more that way. My favourite stitching is hand embroidery. At the moment I am working on my first red work and my first paper piecing hexis for Christmas gifts.

Anonymous said...

congratulations Jenny

I love stitching I always have something in my purse too just in case I find it so relaxing and comforting

Hugs
Val D

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Parabéns!Que Deus Abençoe sempre.Agora 2004 já...daqui a pouco 2400,estou na torcida.Gosto de costura a mão,viciada em hexágonos e bordados todos.Por que é fácil de carregar e tenho um sono insuportável,se não tiver alguma coisa nas mãos...Acho que é a idade.Beijos.E IDEM SUA FRASE SOBRE AÇÃO DE GRAÇAS.Ps:se a tradução não falhou...Você é brasileira?Beijos do BRASIL.

Winona Thompson said...

I love stitching BOM. I can usually get a block done once a month. Then I at least feel like I have accomplished something. I am stitching on some dish towels for Christmas right now. I have only been doing embroidery for a couple of years. I love it. Congratulations on 2000 followers.

Kate Joekel said...

I love hand stitching Birth Records for my three grand daughters. I was able to design my own and that makes it more fun. I love seeing all you have to show on your site, you are so talented! I also enjoy machine embroidery,(again for the 3 grands!), and am presently working on a machine embroidered denium quilt for my college aged daughter. I love to sew!
Love, Kate

De said...

Congratulations Jenny but well deserved. I just love stitching....I find it very relaxing.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on reaching 2000 followers. I love stitching flowers. Thank you. Marlene P
mplemel@yahoo.com

Judy1522 said...

Congratulations on 2000 followers. I enjoy embroidery projects when it comes to stitching by hand. I love all the different types of stitches that can be done and it is always fun to have a project that has a new one I have never done before.

Susanne said...

Well done, your blog is so lovely, I do stichery because the size of the work to bring along is small and when I am finished with few or many, I can put them together with patchwork and get something special to give to speciel persons.
Love Susanne in Denmark

katherine said...

Congratulations on such a huge milestone. I love stitching flowers and I have jjust started to threadpaint a magnolia.

L'Abrilene said...

Hello, i'm french and i live in the south of France.
I like your blog.
I like stitching bears, sheeps and christmas patterns.
My english is not good !!
Have a nice day
Marie Françoise

GG said...

Great job! Congrats!! I love to add some floral motifs or leaves, plants to a work to add interest or highlight some area. It makes me feel creative.

Unknown said...

I most enjoy stitching Crazy Quilt Embellishments because not only is it relaxing but it gives me a place to be creative and try new ideas for designs. Am glad you now have hit 2000 as your designs are so uplifting and beautiful. Hugs, SandraB

Edna Clark said...

Jenny I like to stitch all types of projects with a religious theam. I like patterns with lots of flowers, birds or animals in it. Your patterns are what I like very much.

quilter000 said...

Congratulations on so many followers. Stitching well I like the basic type,if it looks hard I am not as likely to do it. I do have a book and I try different stitches some I like! others I pray I never have to do LOL I think flowers, letters in backstitch and etc. thanks for a chance to win.
Quilter000

Lynn B said...

Congratulations Jenny on 2000 followers, no surprise to me!

I love stitching small stitcheries as they are a quick stitch, of course I love my cross stitch but stitcheries are up there.

I would sooooo love to win this pattern!

Happy stitching.

Anonymous said...

Bonjour,
Je vous remercie de nous faire partager ces magnifiques broderies.
Je ne sais pas si je seraai à la hauteur pour en réaliser mais cela me fait très envie.
Merci

Tracey said...

the wonderful reason why i sew is due to my health at times , i find sewing very relaxing, what a wonderful blog you have and thankyou xxx

Mrs Shepo said...

WOW !!!!! Jenny, 2000 followers, amazing but not surprising, Congratulations. I call stitching my sanity saver, pick up a needle and all the hustle and bustle of the day disappears, I also tell my Grandies it is like colouring in with cottons. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely Mini Quilt Stitchery. Cheers Pat.x

elsa said...

Hi Jenny! I just love stitching! fo some reason it calms me down and my favourit are the "lenços dos namorados" (could be translated to "lovers ankies") some typical embroideries here from portugal.
hugs
elsa

Anne-Mettes Oaser said...

Congratulation, Jenny :-).
Right now I am in the mood for Christmas stuff, when stitching.
At the moment I prefer to make smaller projects like mug rugs, small bags, pincushions etc.
Greetings from Denmark,
Anne-Mette

DonnaP said...

Sewing is a time when I can not only be creative, but put my whole self into something. I can leave the world behind for a few hours, watch a movie while I sew if I want or just listen to music - Christmas music right now!

Bobbie said...

Hi Jenny,
I love to stitch everything and anything, it is so relaxing. The best part is when you give a finished project to a special person and watch the joy in their face, that is a wonderful feeling. Hubby has dibbs on the Promises & Borders quilt because of the beautiful verses you have chosen, thanks for sharing. Bobbie

hennies.pennies said...

Congratulations! You have earned it for your wonderful work and kind heart! My favorite thing to stitch is anything small that I can do by hand and finish quickly. I like to have instant gratification and like to have portable projects. The perfect hobby for gift-giving!! Be especially blessed, Kathy

Nays Place said...

Congratulations wow 2000 must be proud as punch really = I love stitching flowers, especially ROSES - I'm not a very good gardener so being able to stitch my own flower garden is one of my very own pleasures.

concha said...

I usually stitch everything, it's so relaxin, but now I love redstitch in special for Christmas.

Congratulations for yours 2000

best regards

concha

Carolyn said...

I love to do embroidered quilts and wall hangings. I'm still working on a Halloween quilt that has taken over a year.

Anthea said...

Hi Jenny, congratulations on such an amazing milestone, that's fantastic!
At the moment I am loving working on my stitcheries for my Polka Dot Girls quilt, however on the whole I really love anything I can sew on my beautiful Pfaff, especially bags.
(As I was fortunate to have a win on your blog a few months ago, of course please do not include me in this draw.)

hope said...

I enjoy stitching for quilts and pillows. Mainly I think, because I know how I want to finish them.

Heather said...

Hi Jenny congratulations.
I love stitching Angels, I love them and they bring me nearer to God.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny and well done!! I love to sew and make things, it is lovely when you start with a piece of fabric and turn it into something lovely. I also love the contenment you have when you. Thanks Diane

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny Congratulations,I love doing Angel stitcheries, I just love Angels as they bring me nearer to God.

katzber said...

What I enjoy most is the peace it rings to my heart and mind. Settles my down for the day.

Katzber

MamaMary said...

I am stitching your Promises and Borders right now. I would love to begin 2013 with another of your patterns. I love embroidery. A plain piece of fabric becomes a work of art that is so pretty to look at.

Eileene said...

Oh my , such a wonderful thing to have 2000 followers. Wow!! I love your blog because it inspires me to be simple in such a grand way. Your patterns are so simple that they are elegant to me. I love the way you put God into all your stitching patterns. Either by words or deeds. I love 'em all. Hoping for more great designs and followers from you. Eileene

Lou said...

I love stitching on whatever project I am working on at the time:)
Right now I am working on a Thanksgiving series...yes I know that was yesterday but it will be ready for next year:) It was a free pattern from Rainbow Threads in 1996 and I have never used any of their threads so this is a real adventure for me!!!!

Paula R said...

I enjoy stitching flowers. They are so delicate and pretty.
frmpjr@juno.com

Deborah Jennings said...

Jenny, this is just awesome! I think this would be adorable in so many ways. As a pillow, or a wall hanging, or in the middle of a small quilt. I have so many ideas running through my head. You are so talented! And are just getting better! =)

sewpatsy1 said...

I am really enjoying a project now that is partially wool. The edges are so easy to finnish and the thread goes through so easily. Hope I win. sewpatsy1

Dix said...

I most enjoy the meditative state it puts me in. I slow down and enjoy each stitch and movement.

Beverly in Texas said...

O My Goodness - 2000+ followers. Congratulations! I love all kinds of handwork and piecing quilts by hand and machine. My first love was embroidery - at the age of 5. I st
ill find it very relaxing and the finished products bring such a "homey" feel to our country home.

virginia butler said...

Congratulations Jenny! Today 2000,tomorrow the sky! I've come to enjoy stitching for the calming effect it provides and it is a way I can show my love for my family and friends,everyone recieves stitched tokens of love.

Joanne Schlichting said...

Congratulations. I have always enjoyed cross-stitch, but since I have been doing your embroideries, I am hooked. Can't wait to do the next project.

lynaeve said...

I love how relaxing it is. Thanks for the chance!

Genoveva Barbosa said...

2000 Followers!..Congratulations! I've always enjoyed embroidery since the age of 8. But I've always mostly embroidered baby items, and now with my first grandbaby I stay busy.But also now with my empty nest and new home I've been busy making things for myself, at long last. I would love making this quilt for my grandaughters Princess Bed.Thank you for the opportunity.

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