Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring-time sampler give-away!

Are you as excited about spring as I am?

The lovely weather of the last few days inspired me to pull out some pretty paisley and floral fabric that I had squirreled away in my stash:

I bought loads of this upholstery fabric back when I lived in the city, and used it in pillows, curtains, and even in re-covering my kitchen chairs. Now that I have some free-hand embroidery skills, I realized this pattern is just perfect for a spring-time sampler.

So why don't we agree to celebrate the coming season
with a spring-time sampler give-away, shall we?

I'll stitch something gorgeous on this fabric in the next ten days, frame it up for you in an embroidery hoop, and then I'll hold a drawing to select our lucky winner on the first day of spring. (March 20! Can you believe how soon it is?)

Here's all you have to do to get in on the drawing:

-Become a follower of Fourteen Countess, or

-Make a comment on any Fourteen Countess blog post by 12:00 noon, March 20.

Easy peasy! Good luck!


  1. I'm totally following you through an RSS feed :) This is pretty! I need more patterns and prints in my life...

  2. Intriguing! I'll be interested to see what you do with this.


  3. Are you trying to increase your followers :) ? I've been checking daily to see what craftiness you've been up to, but I guess I can become a real follower!

  4. Hi!I hope I can take part in this candy?I am new follower and added a link to the sidebar
    Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

    Greetings from Russia,

  5. I can't wait to see what you come up with! That is such a creative idea... good luck!

    writeme at heidimail dot com

  6. That IS gorgeous fabric! I've never seen a sampler on patterned fabric before, only plain- I'd love to see what you do with it!


    A happy new follower!

  7. I love the fabric, paisley is one of my favorites. I hoep that you have fun making the sampler. Lots of love, Angela

  8. Your stitch work is wonderful and I became a follower via google.

    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

  9. What an awesome idea, love to see the end result, it will be beautiful

  10. I'm following you through google :)

    email: SweetFantasyStar[at]hotmail[dot]com

  11. Hello I just came across your blog through the Flickr embroidery pool.
    I was struck by the pasily print before I even saw you give away.
    I can see this embroideried with threads maybe even beads or stitches. It doesnt mtter if I win or not. I am saving yur blog to read.
    I live with my youngest daughter and don't get to go out side the house much, so am looking forward to moving to my oler daughters home in may where I can get out and about.
    Plus I will have room to set up my many crafts that I do. I will leave a coment on your blog when I read it
    Mary Ann
    I don't have a blog yet.

  12. this is stunning. i've been interested in embroidering on patterned fabric for a while, but haven't done it yet. you've inspired me!

  13. I loved the picture you put up in the Whip-up pools and thought I'd check out the rest. It's just beautiful.

  14. ooh what a fun giveaway!

  15. That seems fun. I would love to win.