Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Giveaway

"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.
It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,
but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”  
 -Arthur Ashe

I had planned to do a giveaway tomorrow, in honor of Memorial Day....but since there is a tropical storm heading for me, I thought it be best to post it today (in case I have no power or internet tomorrow!)

I'm giving away a beautiful Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) chart along with the fabric and floss needed to finish it.

I sifted through all the fantabulous (I think that's my favorite non-real word!) charts they have and I finally decided on this one:

QS Yesterday's Gone; artwork by Molly Harrison

I chose this one for a few reasons -
  • This is one of my favorites....I love all the watercolor looking background colors and the colors in her wings. 
  • I also chose it for it's name "Yesterday's Gone"....which I felt kept in-line with the idea/meaning of this holiday. 
  • I decided on the "quick stitch (QS)" version of this chart, as I know many of my blog followers have not stitched a HAED before and I didn't want anyone to run away (like I did the first time I saw them!)
The chart's stitches are 175 W x 161 H, so it isn't nearly as large as the "regular" charts!

Along with the chart, I will send the winner all the floss necessary to complete.  I'll be sending full skeins of DMC floss, as I'm lazy and can't bring myself to measure, cut and wind them all!  (this way you can also use whatever floss is leftover for other projects!). 

Aren't the colors puuuuurty!

The chart calls for 032...some stitchers choose to use a Krenik braid, but I've substituded with DMC Metallic floss.  If this isn't your preference, I apologize!  Krenik braid isn't so easy to get my hands on around here!

I will also include fabric for this chart in the following choices
(I don't have any 14 count left in my stash....but if you REALLY want 14 count, let me know and I'll get some!) :

28 Count Cream Linen
28 Count Cream Evenweave
25 Count Cream Evenweave
22 Count White Hardanger
18 Count White Aida
16 Count White Aida
The fabric will be cut to allow for a minimum of 3 inches on each side for a border (in some cases it may be bigger...again...because I'm lazy and don't want to cut the fabric!)

How do you enter?
  • Be a follower of my blog
  • Enter a comment on this thread
  • Include your email address
  • Let me know which fabric you prefer.

That's it!! 

This giveaway will end at midnight EST, Friday, June 1st.  The winner will be chosen using Mr. Random Generator and will be announced Saturday, June 2nd. 

P.S.: The chart will be in the form of a PDF file.  It will be sent to you via the Heaven and Earth Designs "RAK (Random Acts of Kindness)" program, which means you will receive an email from HAED which will contain a weblink created just for you.  When you click on the link it will take you to their site and a download button for you to download and save the chart.  If you have any issues getting through this process, just let me know and we'll walk through it together!!




Silje said...

Have added you to my google reader. Å design Id never pick myself but will stitch just because it is so different if I win it. Would like to tent it on 28ct .have never tried linen so Ill go with the 28ct evenweave. My email is silje.nordanger (at)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful choice for the give away. I have just started following your blog, (thought I had a couple of days ago, but apparently I didn't confirm with the link).
If I win, I would like the 18 count. My email is

Mellybelly1981 said...

Wow so generous on the kit giveaway, great for people like me whom although i have one HAED started but have many others waiting in the wing. This is lovely this chart. I would have liked 14 count but would like to do one on 16 count aida please. Email address is (all lower case).

Sophia & H.B said...

I'd love to enter. I haven't looked at Molly Harrison's charts much, but really like this one. I think I'd stitch and let my daughter steal it for her room. She loves fairies.

If I won, I'd like 18 ct aida. My email is


Anonymous said...

very cool idea and luvly choice in design...harrison is a designer i havent stitched a 28 ct kinda girl(but stitch over 2 holes)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love this one almost bought it for my daughters room during the sale! I prefer the 28 ct evenweave. My e mail is

Tanya Watt said...

What a lovely idea, I love haeds I just think thats it amazing how you can spend so much time looking at designs on Haed and then find another beautiful design that you have never noticed before....

I also love her rainbow wings so is so sweet.

My email is

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have stitched one Haed pattern - just a lovely choice. Krenick is hard to get here, also - must order it. I think it would look lovely on the cream linen. My e-mail is in my profile

Tanya watt said...

just realised I id not mention fabric I still have not really found my ideal fabric for haed
I think I have found out that I don't like the coverage on 25 count so if I am the lucky chosen one I will let you pick my fabric as I don't have a huge fabic stock pile. So it is always hard to find that count for perfect coverage

gracie said...

A very lovely and generous giveaway...

Pull the other thread said...

Wow that is really generous. I would love a chance to win please. Email and I would love 28ct evenweave if I win. Thanks

sharine said...

A very beautiful giveaway! Good luck with the storm.

TimRachel said...

What a great giveaway Leslie. I've checked your blog out in the past but I'm now following you via email and have also added you to the blogroll in my blog.
I'd have to say that I'd go for the 25ct fabric if I were to win.

Bea said...

Beautiful project that my lovely dil would love..Perfect gift.

Judy Besore said...

It's a beautiful Molly serene and pretty. It looks to be a fun stitching project! I would pick the 28 cream evenweave fabric and do full cross stitches.
Judy in las Vegas


Patty said...

What a great giveaway, Leslie. I've checked your blog out in the past but I'm now following you via email subscription. I would pick the 28 cream evenweave and complete in full crosses.

Linda said...

Wow Lesli what a great giveaway. I would love to be entered. I prefer 14ct aida, but if I am the lucky winner, I will pick the 16ct.

Thanks, Linda

Tiger C said...

Fabulous choice of chart and a great giveaway. If I am fortunate to win I would like the 28ct evenweave. Thanks for the opportunity.

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely giveaway. I'd love to be entered. If I won I would like 18ct. Thank you for the opportunity.

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow Lesli what a truly generous giveaway!! I won't enter as you well know my stash storage is groaning with the weight of them all, I fear another would break the dam. It's such a beautiful and fantabulous (great word!) chart and I would love to see it stitched up. If it were me it could be another decade away. LOL! I hope that the storm completely bypasses you and your neighbours. Take care and good luck to the winner. xo

dulcinella said...

Such a great giveaway! I would love to be entered .My email adress is I'd prefer the 22 count hardanger.
I hope you got enough charts for yourself too:-)

Miamina said...

This is such a generous giveaway! I love the chart, it's not one that I've seen before and such a great choice.

My email address is and if I was lucky enough to win I'd love to have the 22ct Hardanger please.

Hope that the storm passes you by.

Thank you!

pieman said...

what a lovely idea. i have clicked to follow you. the choice of chart is lovely. if i should win i would prefer 25ct evenweave but i am not too fussy really.
my email is

Maud said...

Hiya there!
I commented yesterday but I have a feeling Blogger ate my comment, so here it goes again:

Thank you so much for your generosity, you are really going above and beyond! Also, great choice of chart, beautiful colors!
I have been following your blog for a little while now and I would love to be entered in the giveaway, my fabric choice being 28ct evenweave.
My email is
Thank you so much!

Gizzimomo said...

That an incredibly generous giveaway and a beautiful choice of design, Molly's work is always fantabulous!

I'd love to enter and would prefer the 22 count hardanger, my email is

I'm hoping to have another giveaway on my blog as soon as I hit 200 followers so it won't be too far away!


MaryK said...

What a very sweet thing to do for your fellow HAED lovers. I hope you all faired well in the nasty weather coming your way, it is maybe going to turn in a bit north today and give us some of that rain here in Georgia. I have become a follower of your blog, I also follow some of the same blog you do :). I prefer 25 count evenweave. Thanks.

Jennifer Dischinger said...

Hi Lesli -- Ok I think I finally figured out how to sign in...whew! Count me on on this one too! I haven't purchased a HEAD yet as I'm a little scared of all those tiny x's!! I might have to buy a magnifying glass LOL If i win - you can pick the fabric - i trust your eye for design :) email: thanks -- PS I hope you and your family made it through the storm last night! I haven't heard from Tracy yet -- so I'm assuming she finally fell asleep!

Chelle said...

Please enter me! My email is Of all the fabrics I have stitched on, my favorite has been the Jobelan. But, I will let you pick the fabric and the count.

You must be down near my parents - they live about a half hour outside of Savannah near Hilton Head. Hope you made it through all right!


Yana Hanim said...

very generous giveaway :) I hope I am eligible, I am your new follower and live in jordan :)

many thanks, yuana

OctoberLace said...

What a lovely giveaway! I've joined your blog, but I'm not going to enter the drawing. I have several HAEDs being stitched and others already kitted, and I also won a new HAED chart last week. Your gift should go to someone who will be ready to stitch it right away!

socialsue said...

Wow! What a wonderful opportunity! I am a follower and if I should win, my email addy is


Jucó said...

Hi Lesli!
This is a great giveaway! I love the chart, it is beautiful. I have never tried a HAED design (I think it is not available in my country, or at least I didnt find it yet:))
It would be great to make this one, I already love the idea...and started to hope, i will be the lucky winner:)
well, as I never tried a design like that before, I think the best would be to let you choose the proper fabric for me in case I would be the winner:)

My email:
Greetings from Judit

Lesley said...

My word Lesli, that is a fabulous giveaway. I hope a real HAED head wins this. I am on my first ever at the moment and am a definite novice!! but I look forward to seeing you announce the winner.

Lori said...

Wow, what a great prize!!! I've never seen this chart before and it is beautiful!! I would stitch it on the 28ct cream evenweave. My email is


Katie said...

I'm not interested in the chart so Good luck to all who do enter.

Just wanted to leave you a comment and say I hope you stay safe from the storm. Check in when you can.

Hailine said...

I have to agree with everyone else, what a beautiful chart (never noticed it before) and what a fabulous prize! Great give-away!! If I were to win it I'd go for the 28ct evenweave, email

Jennifer M. said...

You are super generous to be offering this giveaway. I've looked through HAED's site a few times and never noticed this chart. It is pretty.

I am a follower. My choice would be the 18ct white aida. I'm stitching my first HAED on that and am really enjoying it.

My e-mail is:


Ewa said...

You're so generous, lesli! I'll actually pass on the giveaway, mostly because I already have so much in my stash! But good luck to the winner, and lesli, you're awesome!

Monique said...

Wow a give away that is truly drool worthy!!!

Kk let me try my luck with this one.

My email is:

I would like the 18 count please.
Going to be waiting in anticipation to see who wins. Your sure going to make someone very, very happy.

Melinda said...

You are so very generous. This is a beautiful chart and I love the ideas behind it, and why you picked this one.

How can we pass this one up?

Caeli said...

Follow via Google Reader/RSS. I've never done a HAED, but I'd love to try this one. I'm trying to break away from aida, so 25 Count Cream Evenweave is my choice. caelijean at

Petrina said...

Thank you for such a generous giveaway, my email is:, my choice of fabric is: 25 count cream evenweave.

Cath said...

I'd love to enter your great give away ,please . My e-mail is in my profile, and I'd love the 28 ct even weave.

Lija said...

Would love to be entered. The design is just so beautiful. And you are just too kind to part with the chart. My e-mail is: and if I were to win this I would like to stitch it on 18 count white aida. Good luck to all!

Annie said...

Not sure if this will count since I just joined, but I'd love to be entered into the contest. (Been reading for awhile now, just never joined officially)
Your work is beautiful! So glad you made it through the storm unscathed. Thanks for the chance to win....I just recently started my first HAED and I'm hooked!
My email is, and I'd stitch it on the 25 count evenweave if I won.
Thanks again:)

Denise said...

Hi lesli, I have been a follower for a while. This is a great giveaway please enter me in. My email is and I would like to use the 28 cream evenweave. Thank you
Happy Stitching

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Hi Leslie,
I've been a follower for a while and I love reading your blog :D
You're so kind on your giveaway the design is Fantabulous and I would really love to have a chance on it... I'm a huge fan of HAED too eheh ;)
Thank you so much for your generosity :D
My e-mail is

Xeihua (Sara) said...

I forgot to mention my favourite fabric to stitch would be 28ct evenweave :D Thanks, once again

♥ Nia said...

Ohhh this is gorgeous!! I would love to stitch it :)
Please, enter my name! You know i'm a follower already :)
Fabric.. Hum.. I pick 28 ct Cream evenweave, now crossing my fingers for good luck!! :p
Thank you for this beautiful giveaway :)

Rachel said...

What a fantabulous giveaway!! :D I would love to enter. :)

For fabric, I prefer 25ct evenweave for my HAEDs.

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!


Veronica said...

The colours are so pretty! I've never done a HAED before. Frankly they intimidate me but there's always a first, right? Please sign me up!

Thank you.


Malindabnsw said...

Wow! What a wonderful opportunity! I am a follower and if I should win, my email addy is socialsue