Friday, March 08, 2013

Beat the Winter Blues Blog Hop

Are you sick of the winter weather? 

I do love the snow, and enjoy the opportunities that the snow provides to take interesting photos.








But I really hate feeling cold all the time, and am tired of the boots, coats, hats, scarfs, and mitts routine. And I miss the sun :(
To help us "beat the winter blues" the Quilting Gallery is hosting a blog hop starting today. You can hop around to various blogs, see what quilters are doing to beat the blues, and enter draws to cheer you up!
I am doing lots of hand work this winter to stitch my way through the cold weather. I also host Sunday Slow Stitching link-up parties, and would love to have you join us if you are a blogger who enjoys hand stitching.


I am offering stitching patterns to all you blog hoppers as my giveaway. 
Do you prefer a winter pattern to work on...like this Crabapple Hill "Let it Snow" pattern.
Or if you are sick of snow, and want to look forward to spring, I have the Bird Brain Designs "Easter Sampler" pattern.
Leave me a comment and tell me which of these two designs you prefer and I'll pick two winners on March 15th when the blog hop is over. Happy Stitching!
And P.S....
Happy International Women's Day!
What are you doing to celebrate? I am going to sew a few more blocks for my Votes For Women quilt....and as recommended by the IWD website, I will do whatever I can to "ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe, and rewarding". I also plan to watch some of the films posted on line by the National Film Board of Canada. My favorite so far is the film  "Flawed"...enjoy!

116 comments:

Sally Ann said...

Morning Kathy,
I would love the Easter package.,I am sure I can be kept busy stitching that little sampler up! Happy Stitching!

Gari in AL said...

I have been thinking of getting back into hand embroidery: the Easter samplers seem to be great for a year's long project.

Teresa in Music City said...

Definitely tired of winter!!! I'd love the Bird Brain Designs "Easter Sampler" pattern. What a sweet, fun pattern!!! Thanks for playing along :*)

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I would have to vote for the winter stitchery. Living in the south we don't get to see much snow! But, we still do get tired of winter days and look forward to playing in the garden!

Gill said...

I'm fed up of winter too!
I like the Easter pattern!

Mary said...

I love the Bunny Hill designs. Thanks for joining the Blog Hop! I'm ready for SPRING!

Cathy said...

Easter, most definitely Easter. I am so tired of winter, like you, that I'd prefer no reminders of it once it is done. LOL!

beaquilter said...

uhhh CUTE!! hmmm I may prefer the winter one, but they are both fun and cute. we still haven't gotten a GOOD snow for the kids in NC, now NC schools are wimps so school has been cancelled or delayed because of the threat of snow or too cold or whatever....

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Either is good..thank you

Stella Nemeth said...

Personally I like the Easter Sampler. I'm hungry for Spring!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Both are adorable but I've never seen the Easter Sampler before so that's my choice if I'm lucky enough to choose... thanks so much!

Linda said...

HI! THESE ARE SO CUTE!
I'D CHOOSE "LET IT SNOW">I'M IN SNOW COUNTRY! THANKS!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Maryjo said...

I could easily love either one but I suppose I am ready for a darling Easter stitchery. Thanks so much for the opportunity! Love your header with your hearts and candy...you do such a great job of encouraging us with your talents.

Sallie said...

I'd choose the Bird Brain Designs "Easter Sampler" pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sheila said...

I am more than ready for spring so if I were to win , I would love the Bird Brain pattern , thanks for the chance,

Marla's Crafts said...

HI Kathy. Thanks for having a give away. Neither pattern would be great. Thanks for having a give away.

Barbara said...

Oh I would love the Crabapple Hill pattern, but I love both!

SandraC said...

Even though I am longing for spring, I do like the snowman block!

Sherill said...

Either pattern would be delightful! I have missed doing embroidery and one of these patterns would be my excuse to get back to it! Thank you.

Jeanne said...

Definitely the spring/bunny pattern! This gal has had enough winter for this year. Bring on the spring flowers and ballgames.

Carrie P. said...

Love your snowy pictures.
thanks for the giveaway. If I were to win I think I would pick the snowman.

pinsandneedles said...

I am definitely not a fan of winter so I would love the chance at the Easter sampler. Thanks!

Adirondack Urban said...

Hi Kathy, I'm sick of winter too, so I like the Easter sampler. Thanks!

Crickets Corner said...

As tired as I am of being cold all the time I would choose the Let It Snow pattern. I could start working on it in August when I've had it with 100 degree temps.

Mary Kunna said...

I absolutely LOVE Crabapple Hill stitchery. Would love to have a chance to win this one. Thanks,
Mary

LethargicLass said...

even though I am tired of winter I am loving that little snow man :) Thanks for the chance!

Kim said...

After shoveling for two hours today--I am ready for spring! I would love the Easter pattern! Thank you for the chance to win.

Kristin said...

Great choices, thanks for the chance. I think I would enjoy the snowman more.

jane nj/wi said...

So hard to pick both are great, but I love snowmen so Crabapple it is. So lovely all the blogs are giving a bunch of slap happy quilters so much fun. thanks

Jane Modjeski!

BeachQuilter said...

I'd love the Crabapple Hill pattern. Now I'm off to explore your blog!

Heather B said...

Crabapple Hill "Let it Snow" pattern, it's so cute! I am sick of winter but this would look great in my house for the holidays!

Heather said...

That snowman is so cute, put my name in his hat please.

OhioLori said...

Ooooooh!!! I will choose the Snowman! AM truly ready for Warm & Sunny days to get here... lol I loooove the Snowman....looks like he is raising his hands & Praising God!! Awesome!!!

Lee D said...

I love the jolly snowman stitchery pattern. Lots of snow in Calgary too these days!

AnnieO said...

Those are great photos! No snow here, but still looking forward to longer days :) Love the snow stitchery--it's a novelty to me, though you are getting sick of the white stuff!

AnnieO said...

Those are great photos! No snow here, but still looking forward to longer days :) Love the snow stitchery--it's a novelty to me, though you are getting sick of the white stuff!

Janet said...

Love the beautiful bike in the snow! I would like the snowman stitchery. I love winter much more than summer - so I say "Let it snow" :)

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Love both of your pattern giveaways! You would have to choose for me if I won!!! Great giveaway and Happy Women's Day too!

Deb A said...

Very cute stitcheries! I'm thinking the Easter one just because I have lots of winter/snowmen but very little spring things for decorating. Thanks for the chance Kathy.

Cathy said...

Good morning! I have quite a few snowmen patterns and no Easter ones so that makes up my mind - Bird Brain pattern for me!

Ellen said...

I love the film "Flawed" - thanks for the link!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

We still have snow, but we have snowdrops up! I'd love the easter sampler pattern.

Silverthimble said...

Our snow is replaced by rain in the winter and I too miss the sun! I have also been doing a fair bit of hand stitching this winter--mostly in front of the TV. I collect snowmen and would love the Let It Snow pattern. Here's hoping that Spring is just around the corner for us both!

Cindy Nielsen said...

I love old fashion hand embroidery. I like the snowmen the best. Thanks for cheering us up.

Kathy L said...

I like the Easter Sampler. You are a very busy lady.

krislovesfabric said...

Easter Sampler please :)

Monica said...

Crabapple Hill all the way! Here in the south we don't really get a winter...just a little cold weather here and there.

Peg said...

Either pattern would be fun to do! Thanks for the chance!

Ginette said...

I just started stitching and I think the Easter sampler is adorable and would be great practice! Thanks for the opportunity! This is a great giveaway!

Chiska said...

I'd love the Let it snow design. thanks fo the chance!

daylily45 said...

I think the snow pattern is very cute. Thank you for the nice give away.

Julie said...

Love the Let It Snow pattern. I am not much for winter but that is such a cute pattern :)

Kathy H said...

I like thee aster sampler the best. Love that pot of flowers you are working on too.

gibberish said...

Like the Let it Snow Pattern - just don't want any more actual snow this year, thanks. Sick of shoveling the stuff!

hueisei said...

I like the Easter Sampler ! :D

Katherine McNeese said...

tough dcision..love snowmen, but would have to go with the Easter sampler I think!
thanks

jmniffer said...

I'm a snowman fan so Let It Snow is the one for me! Thanks for the chance.

texasboxerlover said...

Love your headline picture. So perfect with the really pretty kisses. I would love the Easter Sampler. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. It was fun meeting you.

Just Quilt It said...

Hi, Kathy. I love the Easter Sampler. Your work is really pretty. Thanks for having a give-away! I think embroidery work is beautiful, and I'm happy to see it making a come-back.

Lesley said...

Love the choices you provided, but even though Spring is on the way, the Winter pattern would be my choice.Thanks for the chance!

Kaynik said...

I can't believe I am saying this but I'd choice the snow scene.

ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

Dresden Quilter said...

I love the Easter sampler. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Fiesta said...

I would so love the easter pattern. Thank you for the chance.

Needled Mom said...

I think I would choose Easter. I am ready for warmer weather.

Cath said...

You know, I love to stitch so much, that I would accept either of these designs! I am definitely going to check out your Sunday Slow Stitching, it sounds delightful and I have 6 or 7 stitchery projects on the go!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Bonnie said...

I've done so little embroidery recently. It might be nice to do a bit again. I'd like the snow pattern. Heck, what am I saying either would be fabulous. B.

Karen said...

Love the Easter sampler, thanks for sharing!

Szamóca said...

I'd prefer the Eastern Sampler. Thanks for the chance

Julie said...

I prefer the Easter design. Thank you for the chance to win.

Robin said...

I love hand stitching. There's just something about watching the "picture" develop as it is stitched. I love the Easter sampler.

Sandra Visser said...

While I am certainly tired of winter I am not a big fan of samplers so would take the snowman stitchery. I find stitcheries so relaxing and do them in the evenings while watching tv.

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

crafter1953 said...

Hi, I am glad that Spring is almost here I don't want to see snow so if I win Spring for me please. Thanks for the chance.

Quilting Babcia said...

I'm just getting back into hand stitchery again, and Easter always beats out snow in my book! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Richard Healey said...

Surprise me.

Richard and Tanya Quilts

sew.darn.quilt said...

Let It Snow is so cute.
Thank you for the chance :)

Tammy said...

I am so ready for spring. SO I do believe I would like the Easter one the best of all. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

Pat S. said...

Add me to the quilters who are ready for Spring! I prefer the Bird Brain Designs Easter Sampler. No more snow for me, please! Thanks sew much for this chance to win your generous giveaway! :-D
back2loghome (at) yahoo (dot) com

Pat S. said...

Add me to the quilters who are ready for Spring! I prefer the Bird Brain Designs Easter Sampler. No more snow for me, please! Thanks sew much for this chance to win your generous giveaway! :-D
back2loghome (at) yahoo (dot) com

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Any pattern would be great. Thanks for the give away.

Donna Joy said...

No more snow for me,bring on , spring,stitching is so relaxing, thanks

Kristen King said...

I love hand stitching and may just have to join you on a Sunday. I would love to win the Easter Sampler. Thanks for the chance. :)

Carla said...

The bird brain design sounds cute ; )
Greetings from B.C.

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

I would prefer Crabapple Hill! Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

Kd Brown said...

I like the Crabapple Hill "Let it Snow" pattern. Thanks for a great giveaway!

29820a10-3a35-11e2-8d1d-000bcdcb471e said...

Love Snowmen so the Let it Snow would be my choice.
Thanks for such a nice giveaway.
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

Lourdes said...

I'm tired of being cold also!! The Bird Brain Designs "Easter Sampler" pattern would be nice.
Thanks for the chance to win.

PippaP said...

fed up of winter, love the easter sampler

Jan Baker said...

I would love to have the Let it Snow pattern. I'm making a embroidery Christmas quilt. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

Joanie's Quilts said...

I have enjoyed doing red work this past winter. I just finished up Winter Twitterings - 12 blocks to be made up in a quilt. Since I live in NC and don't see much snow I would love the snowman pattern!

Vivian said...

I love hand stitching and the let it snow is so cute, but I also like the Easter sampler. Love your alligator.

Nanbon44 said...

since we never get snow here, and yes I do miss a lovely snowstorm.. for a few minutes at least.. so Crabapple hill would be my choice.. just to remind me of my hometown.

Cherise said...

I'd like either. Thanks for a great giveaway! Have a Happy Day! :)

Rhonda D. said...

I really love the Easter sampler;
but either would be fine. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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Marion.einzig.art.ich said...

Ich warte sehnsüchtig auf den Frühling.. Dann sitze ich mich meinem Stickprojekt oder etwas zum Handnähen draußen im Garten

Grüße aus dem noch verschneiten Deutschland
Marion

Crystal Mills said...

Spring please and thank you for offering such a generous prize

Kathy said...

I love the Crab Hill snowman. Thanks for the chance to win him

vwlady said...

I'd like the Easter Sampler, please, if I'm lucky enough to win. Thank you!

Jane S. said...

Such cute patterns! I really like that Easter one...I can imagine it done in nice spring colors. Thank you for the generous giveaway. :)

Alessandra Lace said...

I love the second one. thank you for this chance. hugs

Lou said...

I am a fan of both but do not have the snowman so Crab Apple Hill pattern is my my choice:) Tahnks!

Sandy said...

I do Redwork too. I love the Easter Designs Thanks for this Great Giveaway!!

Becky said...

Thank you, Kathy for the generous giveaway! I love the m both:)

Bonnie58 said...

Wonderful giveaway. I would love to win the bird brains pattern. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Bonnie58 said...

Wonderful giveaway. I would love to win the bird brains pattern. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw.
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Karrie S said...

I like the spring print! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Wendy said...

your handwork is just beautiful! I'd love either of these patterns, they're both lovely. thanks for the chance!

Norma said...

Oh Easter is what I want! I am so looking forward to spring. Thank you for the chance to win.

Garilyn S said...

Easter sampler...I'm dreaming of Spring weather!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Nita said...

I like the let it snow pattern. I am also a hand quilter. I would love to join your linky parties, and have clicked to follow...but rarely remember to check my google blogs. I prefer to get my favourites in my email. I didn't see an option to follow by email...is this possible? Thanks and nice to meet you.

Nancy Sue said...

I think here in Maryland we may get some more of the white stuff before March is all said and done, so I'm going to vote for the winter pattern, although both are adorable!

pippirose said...

While I do love snowmen, I'm sick of the white stuff (just finished digging out of another 8 inches that ended yesterday)!
So--if I won, I'd love the spring pattern.
Thanks for the lovely giveaway!
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Debby said...

would love the Easter Sampler, thanks so much for the opportunity

June D said...

Let it Snow would be perfect for me! I'm enjoying my first winter in snow in over 20 years (and the year I had back then was a mild year so didn't see much snow then). I'll be returning to California at the end of the semester so it will be all mild all the time then! Thanks for putting my name in the hat for your drawing!

Diann said...

I would pick Let It Snow since I haven't yet done a Crabapple Hill project. I've admired them and have one or two in mind to purchase in the future.

Carmen Nuland said...

Hard to decide - they are both adorable! I'm slightly partial to the Easter Sampler, but then I really don't decorate much for Easter. I think I'll stick with that as my choice though

apple blossom said...

both are wonderful patterns I'd be happy winning either but I do love snowmen

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