Monday, July 16, 2012

Cross Stitch Giveaway


THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED-THANKS FOR ENTERING


This is a list of items up for grabs:
Various colors of floss
Hedgerow Thimble Keep and Scissors Keep Kits
Santa and Snowman tea towel
Needles  (gold plated)
Kit-Dimensions Hummingbirds and Fuchsia-14 ct. (5 x7)
Dapple Gray Permin Linen, 28 counts, 18 x 27
5 Hand-dyed floss packets
2 RG Floss packets
Madeira Metallic thread
Jeanette Crews Booklet,  Wild, Exotic and Legendary charts
Ribband, 9 x 1 7/8, Bookmark

 MANDATORY ENTRY:
Tell us who taught you to stitch and at what age you learned to stitch.

 EXTRA ENTRIES:
"Like" World of Charity Stitching on Facebook.  Leave a comment below that you did.

"Follow" our World of Charity Stitching Blog.  Leave a comment below that you did.  (If you are already a follower, please tell us that too.)
We'd love to have you sign up to stitch with us at our Yahoo Group but it will not be counted as an entry.  Come join us!  We're having a lot of fun creating quilts, totes, walker bags, and more and bringing smiles to those who receive them. 

Giveaway starts July 16th ends July 27th.   Please make sure we have a way to contact you.

109 comments:

  1. Some pretty stuff in that giveaway!

    I learned to cross stitch at around 30, when I was expecting my first child. Self-taught.

    xine at incantatem dot com

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  2. And I liked the WOCS FB page a long time ago!

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  3. My mother taught me to stitch when I was probably 12 or 13.

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  4. I liked the World of Charity Stitching on Facebook

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  5. I follow the World of Charity Stitching Blog

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  6. I stitched my first cross stitch design at age 35, when I wanted to make something for the baby that I was expecting - it was a counted cross stitch Winnie the Pooh design. I am self taught, but I was definitely influenced by my lovely mother in law, who has stitched ever since I have known her!

    I already "like" you on facebook, and follow your blog (you have a link back to my blog too, I believe)!!

    Beautiful stash up for grabs!!

    stitchingsteff@hotmail.com

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    1. I first tried cross stitch way back in 1986-1987 at age 37 when the teen girls at the Christian school that I was a K-5 teacher at would cross stitch and submit to competition. The pieces were so pretty that I wanted to learn. I taught myself by trying small projects. then I lost interest and sold the supplies I had. A few years ago I saw my neighbor stitching and gained my interest back. I started with pre-stamped baby bibs and then a stamped quilt. I am still a novice stitcher but am starting to some little more difficult charts. Now I have many kits, floss, and love to sit and stitch when I can.
      I am already a follower of the blog and have already "liked" you on Facebook. Also, I am already part of the yahoo group and love being able to stitch for charity it makes me feel good to be able to give to back to others.
      I would love to win the "stash" and use some of the stuff for the stitching I do for the group.

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      My Aunt taught me when I was about 10. :)

      I liked on FB :)

      I am a follower. :)

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  7. my mother taught me when i was in my teens.

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  8. I already like you on Facebook.

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  10. I fllow WOC blog already. Thanks for the nice giveaway.
    ntzasqrl2@msn.com

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  11. Follow your blog. Learned to stitch in elementary school in Holland at the age of 10ish. Further developed my stitching thru the years, especially when I started having children. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. My mother taught me when i was about 8 years old. I wanted to make doll clothes with the sewing machine, but she thought my fingers too small and i would get them under the needle. So instead she taught me to embroider.

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  13. I follow your blog. Great giveaway, just love the hummingbird.

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  14. I follow you to facebook and your blog, you have a great giveaway.

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  15. I'm now following your blog and have been following of your fb page. Hopefully I'll be able to stitch something after my move for a quilt. I started stitching when I was a in grade school. I remember loving My Little Ponies and I had a Lite Bright with patterns for them. My mom gave me the idea to take the patterns and use tracing paper on fabric to copy the design and then use whatever colors I wanted making x's where my marks were. Then she made them into pillow's!

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  16. My grandma taught me how to stitch around 5 or 6. We started out using plastic canvas.

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  17. I am a follower, what a great giveaway.

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  18. My Aunt Mercedes taught me to stitch when I was about 16. I saw her doing it when she was visiting and I was absolutely fascinated, so in no time I had my first project and was stitching away.

    I already follow the blog and on FB :-)

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  19. Stumbled across your awesome website today. Will like you on FB as soon as I finish this entry.

    I went to a local Michael's craft store and saw a kit while I walked looking for something else. I picked up my first kit, and read the instructions and self taught myself. I must have been in my mid-teens at the time. Just love it!
    You can reach me at nancytj at gmail.com
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway :)
    Nancy

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  20. Well a very sweet older women that my Mom worked for when I was around 5. Did not believe that I should go to a sitter so as my Mom did the stuff she would do for her. She taught me how to stitch and knit.

    Dawn C
    imptealin@yahoo.com

    I now follow you on facebook and your blog

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  21. My grandma started teaching me when I was 6. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I liked you on FB. I learned to stitch by watching my grandmother embroider. I deciede at age 8 that I could do it just like her, and talked my parents into buying me a stamped on cross stitch kit, and I haven't stopped stitching yet. I still have that project, it's 40 years old now. I can only post here as anonymous, I dont have any of those other accounts.
    Tracey
    flossxing1@gmail.com

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  23. I bought my first stamped cross stitch when I was about 13 and just followed the directions. I moved on to counted cross stitch in my late twenties because I had trouble finding anything cross stitch and absolutely no stamped kits. I love the internet for giving me access to more possibilities. Now, with a 2 year old at home, I just have to find the time.

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  24. I taught myself to cross-stitch--I love to learn from reading directions. Since then, I've taught several little cousins and nieces and nephews. Later in life, my mom started cross-stitching and I now have one of her projects that I'm intending to finish and hang.

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  25. Great giveaway. My Mom taught me to embroider when I was probably around 10 years old. I would buy stamped cross-stitch & embroidery cloths with my allowance & baby-sitting money.

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  26. I'm already a follower of the World of Charity Stitching blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. I like World of Charity Stitching on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. My mother taught me to embroider when I was in my early teens but I taught my self counted cross stitch in my 20's

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  29. I learned to cross stitch when I was 9 and mostly taught myself, with a little help from my mom, who was a seamstress. I haven't put the needle down since :)

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  30. I follow the World of Charity Stitching Blog

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  31. I have 'Liked' World of Charity Stitching on Facebook

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  32. I wanted to do embroidery on a quilt that I was making so I bought a book showing how to do the stitches and I taught myself. That was about 20 years ago. I have enjoyed doing this ever since and I add it to a lot of my projects now. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. I already follow World of Charity Stitching on Facebook.

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  34. I'm just join your blog...always support charity if I able to do...

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  35. I learned to stitch when I was 8 years old. My mother taught me.

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  36. I follow World of Charity on Facebook already

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  37. I'm already a faithful follower of World of charity blog

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  38. My grandmother taught me to stitch when I was 5.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  39. Like World of Charity Stitching on Facebook. (Renee Grandinetti)
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  40. I learned to stitch when I'm 20++, I'm self learning :)

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  41. I learnt cross stitch when I was 17 yo.. I learnt it little by little by myself from books and leaflets..

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  42. I am a facebook fan. I learnt stitching when I was around 10years old. Taught myself to cross stitch from pictures at about 15 years old. Stopped stitching when I had a hectic life for a while and then raised 3 children. I took it up again once the children were older and I then retired 10 years ago so have been cross stitching as much as I can and have time for. Regards Julie

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  43. My mom taught me starting at age 7.

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  44. I already follow the WOCS blog.

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  45. I have liked you on FB, joined the Yahoo Group, and follow this blog. I initially learned to do embroidery from my stepsister Becky. While shopping one day for supplies I came across a cross stitch chart I liked. I got a small leaflet at the time (mid 80s) that explained how to cross stitch, so I am pretty much a self taught stitcher. Thankfully my style and stitches have improved greatly since then.

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  46. I first learned embroidery from my mother when I was 8 but didn't start counted cross stitch until my aunt taught me at the age of 25. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway!!

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  47. My great aunt taught me to cross-stitch at the age of 10. I have loved it ever since. However, my mum taught me to sew and also taught me to love sewing by never stopping me from experimenting on her machine.

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  48. I am a follower. I love reading your posts.

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  49. I was a young teenager when I learned to cross stitch. It was one of the crafts at Vacation Bible School and I just followed the directions. It clicked and I was hooked... and ended up helping some of the other kids in my class. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  50. I like WOCS on fb already! :)

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  51. I already follow WOCS blog. :)

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  52. I am a follower.
    I learned how to cross stitch at about age 30.My neighbor was doing it with a group she had,I liked how it looked and started with a little ,simple thing then glued it on a wooden spoon.Now that I am retired got back into it about 2 yrs. ago. Been stitching almost every day since then. My e-mail address is ftsharona4@yahoo.com.

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  53. Liked on FB and am now a follower. I am self taught since the age of about 21, been stitching since. My first piece was a collage from a Sam Hawkins book. E-mail is cherokeewild38@yahoo.com

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  54. Liked on FB and Following your blog (Terry's Crafty Fingers). I actually taught myself to stitch when I was 27 years old. I can't believe that was 28 years ago...LOL. I found the cutest kit "Better to try and fail... then never try at all", so I purchased it. I all ready knew how to do regular embroidery and thought that the kit looked easy. When my mother-in-law asked me if I had ever done anything like that and I said no, she then proceeded to tell me how I just wasted DH money and that I would never finish it. Basically saying I was to stupid to teach myself. It was on at that comment...LOL. I finished the piece, and it hangs proudly on my wall, and I've been hooked ever since.

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    1. Terry, that is so funny! Sometimes it's the "little things" that push us to excel, isn't it?

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  55. I learned how to stitch from a kit...many, many years ago...

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  56. I learned how to cross stitch from my 11 year old cousin when I was 16.

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  57. I learned to stitch from my mother at the age of 6, she gave me a cardboard with tiny holes and a picture (like connect the dots) and this is hpw I started :)

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  58. I liked World of Charity Stitching on facebook :)

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  59. I'm already a follower! thanks for the great givaway...

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  60. I am already a follower of Charity Stitching blog.

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  61. I have already "liked" World of Charity Stitching on Facebook.

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  62. I taught myself to cross-stitch when i was approximately 16 years old. Saw cross-stitching in a crafts magazine and then started to pick up other cross stitch magazines.

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  63. I learned to cross-stitch from my aunt! She was making stockings at the time (I was in middle school), and I loved the way they looked! Fast forward a few decades, I have a family of stockings of my own (it was my inspiration after all!), several other finished pieces, and a hobby I enjoy and hope to continue for years to come!

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  64. I just liked you on Facebook!

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  65. And I'm one of your newest followers!

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  66. #1 My grandmother taught me how.
    Please share with your readers and followers on your blog and facebook and via email that I have set up a way to send Aurora Colorado dispatchers, first responders, survivors and family of the lost lap sized quilts, knitted or crocheted blankets. I know you do charity things and this would be amazing! We already have one quilt committed and I have received several donations for shipping charges:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aurora-Colorado-Emergency-Responder-Quilts/401592493230782
    If they want to send one, my only request is to send me a picture so I can post to FB and my blog. The quilts go directly to Aurora!

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  67. #2 I am a long time follower.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aurora-Colorado-Emergency-Responder-Quilts/401592493230782

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  68. My mom brought home a little pincushion and I taught myself. Been doing it for 40 years now.

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  69. I taught myself how to stitch at age 10, starting with a stamped cross stitch sampler. The first few stitches were done with all 6 strands, until I read the directions again and used only 3 strands for the rest of it. This was almost 40 years ago and that sampler is still framed and hanging in my bedroom!
    Thanks for the chance to win this incredible giveaway!

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  70. I like WOCS on Facebook and always have!

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  71. I follow the WOCS blog and always have!

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  72. What a bountiful giveaway! I would love to be entered! My mother taught me to stitch, and I was 13 at the time.

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  73. I don't have a Facebook account, so I can't do that. But that's ok b/c I follow the WOCS blog! :D

    ~McKenna

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  74. I taught myself to cross stitch when I was 8 years old.

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  75. I'm a new follower of your blog.

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  76. Terrific giveaway!! I learned to cross stitch at school in grade 7 I think, and my nana did a lot of cross stitch so my sister and I both got given loads of threads and patterns from her as pressies. I spent a summer in California with my grandparents and we made all sorts of things - book marks were my favourite! I think I was 13. Garfield was popular!

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  77. My great grandma taught me to crochet, my grandma taught me cross stitching, and my mom/myself taught me to use a sewing machine.
    Lots of crafty ladies in this family. :)

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  78. No one taught me... And i just learned (like really learn) last month:)
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  79. I was taught to stitch at primary school aged around 8 by a teacher called Mrs Ellis!

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  80. I was taught by grandma and I was 12.. been stitching since

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  81. I joined your blog. also I liked your facebook.

    I learned to cross stitch from a lady(Mrs. Clark) that I worked with she was the teacher and I was assistant I was 19 years old from that I kind of self taught myself to center and count.

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  82. My mother taught me to stitch at a very young age - 9 or 10.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  83. I actually do not cross stitch...yet! My mom does and I am going to have her teach me :)

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  84. my mom teached me to sew and cross-stitch, I manage to crochet but I can't do anything knitted

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  85. sorry I can't like you on FB but I don't have an account, but...
    I am your blog follower =)

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  86. Belive it or not, I learned to stitch from the internet at the very tender age of 26! Growing up, my mum and aunts sewed and crocheted but none of them stitched.
    I love it though.
    cutekipepeo(at)gmail(dot)com

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