Sunday, January 1, 2012

JOIN US IN A YEAR OF GIVING - AND A GIVEAWAY!

Filled Children's Tote Bags
What has the last year meant to you?  I was thinking about that the other day - thinking back on this last year and what has made my life more meaningful.  I have been stitching with the ladies of World of Charity Stitching (WOCS) for a year now and I realized that creating for WOCS and the children and adults who receive our gifts is what has made my life so much more meaningful.

I work everyday on a project or two for WOCS and because of that, one of my granddaughters who is 10 is now working with me when she can.  And she is excited!  She lost her favorite 12 year old cousin Tawyna to cancer 2 years ago and now she is creating pillows for WOCS in memory of Tawnya to be delivered to the children's hospital where we live.

Because of the joy we are all able to bring to someone's life, we at World of Charity Stitching are putting out a call to everyone to make this a Year of Giving.  If each of us were to make items for adults and children in hospitals, nursing homes, domestic violence shelters, Ronald McDonald House, or someplace you know in your area, think of how many smiles we could create.  We would, of course, love to have you create for us, but if that is not possible, please create something special for someone in your area.  Wondering what to make?  Visit our Flickr Photostream to get some ideas.  Leave a comment if you have questions.  We'd love to be a part of your giving!

 PRECIOUS PATTERNS GIVEAWAY!

And to start you in the direction of giving, we have some very Precious Patterns for you to win.  Mary and Sara, a mother daughter team from the Sunshine State, have created some of the cutest and easiest patterns I have ever worked with.  My granddaughter Ashton and I have made approximately 18 of their cute animal pillows for charity and right now have 12 more cut out and ready to sew.


Mary Ayres has designed all of their patterns. She is a nationally known craft designer and has sold thousands of her original designs to numerous national craft, sewing, and quilting magazines.  You will not be disappointed with any of her designs.



Now you can win 3 of their e-patterns!  You'll want them all! Here's what you need to do to enter.





Mandatory entry:
Visit the Precious Patterns Etsy Shop and tell me the pattern(s) you like most.  Come back to this post and leave a comment.

Extra Entries:
Join our Blog and leave a comment that you did.
Like us on Facebook and leave a comment that you did.
Sign up for our newsletter (left hand column) and leave a comment that you did.


If you are the winner, please consider donating to WOCS an item(s) that you make with one of the patterns you win.  We would like to feature the item you make on our Blog.  And come join our Yahoo group and stitch/sew with us!  We'd love to have you.


This giveaway will run from today through Wednesday January 11.  Mr. Random Number Generator will choose our winner and you will be notified via email. BE SURE YOU LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR US TO CONTACT YOU.

If you like to cross stitch, sew, and/or quilt, we would love to have you join World of Charity Stitching at our Yahoo Group but that will NOT give you another entry for the giveaway. We are always in need of more cross stitchers, sewists, & quilters but please only sign up if you can donate your time and talent to us. Thanks!

45 comments:

  1. My favorite pattern is the Toy Sewing Pattern-Bird Blocks. My great-niece would love these. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. I'm a member of your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. I liked you on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. I've already signed up to receive your newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Their patterns are really cute! I like Gingerbread Man & Snowman doll-gift holders, washcloth handpuppets, and baby animal softies. Thanks for the chance. Happy New Year!

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  6. I signed up for your newsletter.

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  7. I love the baby pillows - animal pattern. I get your newsletter.

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  8. love the bird blocks! so fun! and the baby animal softies are adorable as well but I'd likely pick the bird blocks :)

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  9. I already like u on FB
    randelljoanne80@yahoo.com.au

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  10. I already like your blog too
    randelljoanne80@yahoo.com.au

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  11. The three patterns I would most like is
    Pete penguin, beetle and Wendy witch.
    Although I could take just about all the patterns, as they are so darn cute.
    ranndelljoanne80@yahoo.com.au

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  12. Already signed up for newsletter too. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Happy New Year
    randelljoanne80@yahoo.com.au

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  13. My favorite pattern is the Bow Tie Monkey Quilt

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  14. I signed up for your newsletter

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  15. My favorite patterns are the shoes. I really like Precious Baby Boot - Slipper with Ribbon Ties or Velcro Straps and Fur Lined Baby Boots. My mother sews and crochets blankets, hats, bibs, bags, hearts, and stockings for several local hospitals. She has always made things and given them away. This past year our family had a Christmas Jar that we filled all year. At Christmas we gave it away. It was a great feeling to know we were helping someone.

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  16. I love all the bib patterns. The fruit ones or the Ladybug are adorable.

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  17. I folooow your blogg and do like the patterns all. I can't say whinch one I adore.
    Love
    Judith /germany

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  18. i love the cute hair accessory pattern! sweet!

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  19. i am a follower of your blog too.

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  20. i have signed up for your newsletter. thanks again!

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  21. Loves this - Toy Sewing Pattern - PDF ePATTERN for Precious Sheep, Monkey and Bunny Dolls with Ribbon Arms Sewing Pattern

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  22. So many great ones! Love all the plush toys patterns, especially the frogs, the water bottle covers are also great, and the pirate monkey applique is super cute too!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I love kitties so my favorite pattern is Precious Kitty Baby Booties.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Katina
    kjkoukla(athotmail....

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  24. I like the christmas stocking patterns the best as it looks like I need to make new ones for the grand kids next year

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  25. I signed up for the newsletter

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  26. I checked on Etsy. I love those baby Bibs with the smiles!! Also the Peek a boo Bunny quilt! The baby shoes are also sweet!!

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  27. I am already a member of your blog - andf love ready it!!

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  28. I have also just signed up for your newsletter.

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  29. I also have visited your FB page and clicked like - although I really do not like FB much LOL. But I do like your blog.

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  30. I like the hair accessories and the toy patterns the best on Etsy. They are so cute. Please enter me in the giveaway.
    charnetta18@gmail.com
    Thank you, Etty

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  31. My favorite pattern is the monkie blanket, what a great gift that would make!
    lisaliveops@ gmail.com

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