Friday, August 17, 2012

A Giveaway in honor of Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum

As I'm sure many of you are already aware, Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum passed on August 14th.

Many of you will recognize her work from the Butternut Road and Lavender and Lace product lines. 

My first stitching piece that wasn't a "pre-kit" was her Angel of Freedom....back in 1989.....and  I can still remember the joy I had in buying all my new skeins of floss, sorting them out and getting everything ready. 

In honor of her beautiful work, I'm giving away some of her charts from my stash (I love them all but I know I'll never be able to get to all of them!)

Here are the charts I've chosen:

#1 - Angel of the Sea

#2 - The Second Angel of Freedom

#3 - Earth Angel

Giveaway Logistics:
  • I will have 3 drawings, one for each chart.
  • I will draw names using Random Number Generator
  • Giveaway ends at 1pm EST on Sunday, August 26th

How to enter:
  • Please be a follower of my blog
  • Post a reply that includes your name, email address and chart choice
  • If a chart choice isn't included, I'll add your name to the chart with the lowest # of names



Pull the other thread said...

Oh my goodness that is so sad, such a loss. My first big project Nantucket Rose was designed by her also.

♥ Nia said...

I've read about it =/ It's very nice of you to host this giveaway, beautiful gesture =)
I'm a fan of her daughter designs, I'm a Pixie lover hehehe So, I won't enter my name for your giveaway, I will leave a chance for someone else who would love to stitch one of these designs :) Good luck to everyone!!
Hugs&smiles to you

Cath said...

I'd love to be entered for any of these lovely charts . Thanks .
My e-mail is on my profile .X

Chelle said...

Oh that is so sad! I have all of her celtic princesses and have finished winter and am working on spring right now. I also have a Santa Claus pattern that probably was designed by her, but I'm too lazy to go upstairs and check.

I would love to be entered in your giveaway, even though it's highly doubtful I will finish all of the ones I have already! It's hard to choose one chart, but I think #1 Angel of the Sea would be my choice. My email address is

Terri said...

I am really going to miss her designs!

I am a follower and would love to be entered into the drawing for Earth Angel.



Carrie said...

Such sad news.

All the charts are beautiful but I think my favorite is #2 The Second Angel of Freedom. My email is:

cucki said...

hi, it is truly a very sad news.i am so sad.
please count me in your giveaway.
thank you
hugs cucki xx

cucki said...

oops for got to email is
i love earth angel so much.
thank you xx

McKenna C. said...

Oh how sad! I think it's very sweet how you are remembering her.

I would love to be entered! Please put my name in for #2, The Second Angel of Freedom.


Mommarock said...

Wow, wonderful giveaway. Sad news.


lynda said...

I would love a chance to win Angel of the Sea. Thank you so much.

lanybleu said...

Such sad news.
I would love a chance to win either of her charts.
lanybleu at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I like angel of the sea.. I am currently gathering my threads for the In the Arms of the Angel.. my first ever chart design by Marilyn, its just sad that she now in the arms of God.. she's truly a gifted individual that has shared with us her talent all this years.. she will be greatly missed.. nina from the philippines

Jennifer M. said...

I was very surprised to hear of her passing. Her designs are so pretty. Such a talented designer.

I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

I am a follower. My name is Jennifer and my e-mail is My first choice is Angel of the Sea. All of the charts are really lovely.

Thanks for the giveaway. :)


socialsue said...

I am a follower of your blog. I am interested in #3- Earth Angel. She will be missed. I have never stitched one of her design yet. I just found one in my stash bin. It is called, "Spiritdancer". I will stitch it in her memory is a huge design though.

Susan Low (socialsue)

Thank you for the give-away!

jennilynn said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing. My name is Jennifer my email is My choice for chart is #2 The Second Angel of Freedom.

Jennifer B.

Mary Joan said...

She will be dearly missed. I just love her Angels.

Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower. My choice of chart is 2# - The Second Angel of Freedom.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary Joan


Stitching Noni said...

Such sad news - she was an amazing artist/designer & has left behind a wonderful legacy. I have admired her designs from afar but never stitched one yet, although I do have a couple of her charts in my stash. I would love to enter your giveaway - all 3 designs are lovely but think Angel of the Sea is my favourite. My email address is in my profile ;0). Thank you for hosting such a lovely giveaway. Good luck to everyone who enters.

Sharon said...

I am a new follower - golly, I love your blog! What a beautiful designer the XS world has lost... :(

I would love to have a chance to win "Earth Angel"


Sharon said...

I am a new follower - golly, I love your blog! What a beautiful designer the XS world has lost... :(

I would love to have a chance to win "Earth Angel"


tadamama said...

A new follower here, returning the visit to my blog! I really like your rotation list, I may have to do that myself!

I'd love to enter your giveaway! It really is a sad loss...

I'd love to enter Angel of the Sea

Thank you!