Sunday, April 4, 2010

Redwork Give-A-Way

Needlework magazines and transfer patterns, that proliferated around the turn of the century, produced easy-to-follow outline designs that quickly became popular.  Perfect projects for the novice, these patterns began as line drawings and were traditionally worked in red cotton floss and referred to as "redwork".  The advantage of collecting redwork, be it new or antique, is that all pieces invaribly compliment each other.

I am offering this sweet pattern from Lakadaisies titled
Darn'n.


Now friends, I am not giving away the finished product, but I am giving you the opportunity to create your own special heirloom or gift.
If you have never done any needlework, don't worry....you only need to use a simple backstitch to create this adorable little girl.
I am including all the supplies you will need.  Including enough Moda fabric and floss to finish two projects (just incase you want to make one for yourself and one for a friend).
There will also be an added surprise included for the name randomly drawn.  If I show you what it is, it wouldn't be a surprise.  :)
Tuesday is the day I turn another year older.....and I am now only 4 blog posts away from my 100th post.....so.....
from now until I post the 100th post (which will be this week)......if you would like to be included in the drawing.....
just leave a comment.....and tell me if you are Older than 46 or Younger.....just for the fun of it!  :)

16 comments:

Lizzie said...

Hmmm, well I'm definitely older!! I'm having one of those birthdays this year that those that haven't reached it call a 'milestone' birthday! Those of us that are about to embark on another decade just wonder where on earth the last one went to ???
Have a wonderful birthday and as my husband is fond of saying, the date on the calendar isn't what's in the heart and the head!!
Lizzie
xxx

Kathie said...

oh she is adorable, I have wanted to try redwork and this would be perfect! Thanks...I have 2 DD so always fond of these little girl pictures..she is adorable.
yes ,now I have to admit older not much but am older!
Happy Birthday!!!!!
and happy 100 blog posts...a milestone
I agree with your DH, its only a number!
Kathie

Sandy said...

Yes,I am older but it is just a number. Please include me in your drawing. I love to do Redwork. My Dad taught me how to do it more than 50 years ago. Love to read your blog. Have a great day.
Sandy
cha16946san@epix.net

Lois said...

Hapy birthday and happy 100th post! Both are to be honored and remembered. Please include me in your redwork drawing as the pattern is so sweet and would be fun to do. Eat cake and enjoy a great day.

Terry said...

Older...but not by much! LOL Love the redwork stitchery! Thanks for the giveaway! And Happy Birthday!! :0)

Lori said...

Older, but only by one year!! Happy birthday!!
I don't need to be entered into the drawing, although it sure is cute:)

Doina said...

Hapy birthday and happy 100th post! Great giveaway! Please count me in! Older.

anna hanks said...

I am older. but I feel like I am 40. I love this pattern and your blog is great Happy 100!!!!!
anna in MI

Kim said...

Well you know its only a number :0)
I turned 57 in Jan....but still think I am in my 30's......now how did my kids get older than I am???

Thanks for a chance to win, it would be perfect for my redheaded granddaughter!

Happy Sewing

Ann Champion said...

Happy Birthday! I'm older than you, so let me tell you what my DH said on my last Birthday to cheer me up. It may apply to you too? "Don't be sad...there are lots of things older than you." There now..that ought to cheer you up? :)
I'd love to be entered in your drawing.

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday! I would love to be entered in your drawing. And I am younger than 46, but only by a few years ;o)

Teresa said...

Hi, a note to say thanks for stopping by my blog and also to comment on this wonderful giveaway. I would love to win this - you know how I love to stitch.

PS...Older

BarbC said...

I am most definitely over 46.. just barely at 47! Age is a state of mind. I didn't even learn to quilt until I was 41!

I adore redwork and your little girl pattern is precious! I would love to make something precious with her and then pass her on to another redwork lover to keep the blessings flowing..

Barb C.

quiltingbelle (at) gmail (dot) com

Sam said...

Hi and greetings from Western Australia. I am over 46, and have never done redwork, so would love to have a go at this. Thanks for making it possible. BTW, I have twin girls - they will be 21 soon. regards Sam (Sandra) s.downes@murdoch.edu.au

Sandy said...

What a cute stitchery giveaway...that little girl is darling. I have done redwork and really enjoy it.
And yes I am much older then 46! But feel very much younger.
Happy Birthday!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I am ever so slightly younger :-) Hope you have a wonderful birthday, and best wishes for 100 posts.