Winner Announcement for April Stash Giveaway

Seeing all the butterflies stitched by readers has been amazing and whoa did I ever learn a few things during the April giveaway. Since most of the submissions came in by email it got a little chaotic there for awhile, so I entered all the entries into an Excel spreadsheet then headed over to to draw a number to choose the stash prize winner!

So,without further ado, the winner of this lovely package of stitching goodies is…… [Read more...]

Stash Grab Bag Giveaway – Have you stitched Brushstroke Butterfly?

This giveaway is now closed

Brushstroke Butterfly is probably the most popular free cross stitch design here at Stitching the Night Away and I love getting emails and seeing blog posts with pictures of everyone’s finished projects. I’ve been trying to gather them up for the Gallery of Finished Cross Stitch projects here on the site, but there are quite a lot of them spread across the web so I am here to ask for a little help on this – and of course reward you for stitching and sharing the design as well!

So, here’s the deal. I want to see your finished Brushstroke Butterfly and I’ll compile the images into the Gallery here on STNA and add them to Flickr as well. For every finished image you send me you’ll be entered into a giveaway for this lovely stash grab bag, just put together today right out of my own personal stash cabinet!

Stash Grab Bag Giveaway April 2011

Stash Grab Bag Includes:

  • small springload cross stitching hoop
  • 1 spool of Kreinik Silk Serica (#9034)
  • an 18×26″ cut of 28 count hand-dyed fabric (Sand from Silkweaver)
  • an odd size cut of hand-dyed fabric (unlabeled peach and pink color from I forget where – oops!)
  • a fat 1/8th cut of 16 count hand-dyed aida fabric (Buttercup from Heaven Lee Creations)

How to enter:

Leave a comment with a link to your finished project picture on the web and I’ll go check it out! If you haven’t uploaded your image to the web that’s okay, you can send your picture as an email attachment to and still be entered in the giveaway.

Only projects of completed Brushstroke Butterfly patterns count for this giveaway! (But, don’t fret, there’s still time to stitch it if you haven’t yet AND we’ll be doing this with other patterns in the future!)

Yes, if you’ve stitched this design multiple times it counts as multiple entries! Yes, group projects such as Love Quilts entries count also, in fact Love Quilt submissions will count as double!

Fine print and additional details

Contest is void where prohibited.

Location restrictions are being lifted for this one, so if you’re across the pond it’s all right, I will gladly ship to you on this particular giveaway and I look forward to seeing your entries!

You have until midnight Eastern Time on Friday April 29, 2011 to enter your project. After that a winner will be selected at random and announced here. I will also notify the winner by email to collect their shipping details for the stash package.

Choosing a Fabric for DMC’s Design an Egg Contest

I noticed this week that DMC is holding a Design and Easter Egg Cross Stitch contest on thier blog. So, of course I had to come up with something, right?

I put together a few rough drafts and posted them on the Facebook community page for feedback – and the feedback was good. Next step was to tweak the colors and pull some fabrics out of the stash cabinet and start nailing down decisions.

I finally chose two floss colors and pulled five different fabrics out of the cabinet, but I couldn’t decide which one I liked better, which lead to doing floss toss and snapping pictures to post here and on Facebook again….

The five fabrics:
5 fabrics from my stash to pick from... [Read more...]

Winner Drawn for the Dragon Dreams Chart Giveaway….

I used to select to a winner this morning……

Congratulations to Iris :)

Thank you to everyone for participating in this month’s giveaway. We will be having another one very soon!

Kind Regards,

Dragon Dreams Fairy Tale Sampler Cross Stitch Chart and Stash Giveaway

This giveaway has ended and comments are closed! ~~ Congratulations to Iris for winning the chart and stash!

I promised that the giveaways would return in January, and here I am to make good on that promise!

Last year when I finished Fairy Tale Sampler by Dragon Dreams I had quite a bit of stash leftover and I wanted to pull some things together to pass this amazing chart on to one of our readers, so here it is in our first giveaway of the new year.

What the winner will receive:

  • Dragon Dreams Fairy Tale Sampler Chart
  • Waterlilies threads in Mulberry
  • Waterlilies threads in Sky Blue Pink
  • Mill Hill Antique Glass Seed Beads 03019 (mauve)
  • Mill Hill Medium Bugle Beads 80168 (blue)

Please note that the Waterlilies and beads were opened and used by me when stitching the project, but there is more than enough here to stitch it all again. The chart is also in very good condition, as I used a working copy to do my stitching from.

You’ll still need your own fabric selection, DMC threads, Kreinik threads, and of course the glass frog Mill Hill Treasure to complete the project, but this gives you a nice little head start and takes quite a few dollars off the supply purchase total.

How to Enter this Giveaway:

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