Fortunately, my stitching and typing skills are better than my photography, so I'll be able to fill you in on my first contest of the new year that begins NOW and ends January 31! The winner will receive a free copy of "Halloween Jacks" by their choice of snail-mail or instant download. There's lots of ways to enter, and you can do ONE or ALL of the following to get extra chances to win:
- Leave a comment on this blog = 1 chance to win
- Become a follower of this blog = 1 chance to win
- Get a friend to leave a comment or become a follower of this blog (be sure to let me know who your friend is) = 1 chance to win
- Share this blog post on your Facebook page (there's a little Facebook link in the left-hand column of this blog) (be sure to let me know) = 1 chance to win
Where else can you get four chances to win a free pattern?!? Good luck everyone, and I wish you ALL could be my lucky winner! In the meantime, if you would rather skip the contest and pre-order your own copy of "Halloween Jacks" shipped to you as soon as it's back from the printers, just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add you to the list. Regular price is $9.99, but pre-order price is only $7.99, which is good until I post the pattern to my website sometime next week.
Don't forget to check back, because also coming next week is a tutorial for making "Halloween Jacks" showing some of the important steps that will help make your own project a success. The tutorial will show you how to transfer the template pieces to wool, which simple embroidery stitches to use, and lots of other great tips for applique. This candle mat is very easy to make, and I especially loved the stitchin' time I was able to enjoy while my hubby was absorbed in his favorite John Wayne flick on HBO (girls, you know what I'm talking about here!).
Gotta close now, as I'm starting work on my next project. I can't decide between another candle mat, a table runner or a yummy little Christmas quilt that's forming in my brain. Have a good weekend, and happy stitchin'! xoxo --Melanie