Thursday, December 12, 2013

Studio Stitches For You, Stanford Marshmallows, Pattern Sale, Yee-haw.

Ok-- I said I would get this post up last week.
I am a liar. BUT, I am a liar with good intentions and a heinous cold, and I do apologize.
Aaaaaaaand, since my brain is still slowly leaking out of my nose, this will not be a long and flowery post: Would you like to win a copy of this pattern? It is the result of much, much love, mixed with a potent combination of blood, sweat, and tears. Not literally, that would smell awful. I'm sleepy, can you tell?
THE POINT IS! This pattern is my baby, and I love it, and it has both iron-on and traceable templates and a TON of images and DIAGRAMS! Oh, the diagrams, I love them dearly. It's a great excuse to buy shiny happy floss and sit in front of a heater and watch movies and stitch away to your heart's content. I'mma do this differently than I have in the past-- for every 20 comments, I will give away 1 pattern, and each winner will be drawn from that specific segment, so you have a 1-in-20 shot of winning, no matter how many people comment! Sound good? Cool. This time I'm going to make it easy, you don't have to answer any questions, just comment with anything. Although, if you're an overachiever, you can comment with your favorite quote from a Christmas movie. Or any movie. Run with it. I'll draw on the 18th!
And, if you've decided you'd just like to get one, all quick-like, Empty Bobbin now has a shop with downloadable PDF patterns! Instant gratification-- it's pretty awesome. You can eat your marshmallows right now-- no harm, no foul.* AND, To christen the newly launched store, Shea is offering a 20% off code through Monday the 16th at noon on ALL of the patterns! Just enter the code GIVEAWAYDAY at checkout for 20% off your PDF pattern order. Check it outsies.
And now, I shall scuttle back to my lair and return to coughing up phlegm! Victoire!

*When I was a kid, my mom would always tell me about this study in order to encourage me to be a more patient and productive human being. I don't think it worked. And, apparently, no one elses' parents used this as a cautionary tale? My kids will know what I mean when I yell "Wait for your marshmallows, delinquents!"

14 comments:

lesleyjean said...

So pretty! I used to love embroidery and want to get back into it. Although between quilting, crocheting, sewing bags, and sewing clothing, I don't know if adding something else to that list is a good idea. I guess I just added arm knitting so what's one more thing, right?

kelly lautenbach said...

I would truly love to have this pattern and I'll buy it if I don't win it. Yes, yes I will. :) It's LOVELY! The only thing that would be better than winning the pattern is if you'd just stitch them up and send them a few hours north to my new studio. No? Ok. I'll make my own.
Favorite holiday movie quote?
"Merry Christmas you filthy animal"
-Home Alone. :)

jan said...

I plan to get stitchin' on this one way or another! If I don't win, I will gladly pay full price to get the transfer! I am not artist enough even to trace!
Seriously glad you are designing embroidery! It is my first craft-love.
Favorite movie quote - "you kids have fun storming the castle!". Billy Crystal in The Princess Bride (the best book made into a movie of all time!)

capello said...

egads the sewing machine!

also, it's great you're alive. because i've been wondering since i haven't seen you IN FOREVER.

Susan Evans said...

189What I love about being an "adult" is I can indulge in instant gratification if I want to! So there!

mjb said...

I love love actually, but I'm feeling too lazy to look up a good quote right now!

Lisa said...

Love the pattern! Can't wait to get started!

Gabrielle said...

Those patterns would look so great in my sewing room! I don't have a favourite christmas movie quote, but maybe I will if I win this and spend my holidays watching movies and stitching!

arajane said...

i love christmas movies but can't think of any good quotes right now. so how about a line from the saddest christmas song ever (another lonely christmas by prince)? "every christmas night for seven years now, i drink banana daiquiris until i'm blind." because nothing says christmas like a dead girlfriend and inebriation.

Caitlin at Salty Oat said...

Congrats on the embroidery patterns---so exciting!

PT in SC said...

I don't remember a quote from the movie, but Holiday Inn is my all time favorite Christmas movie. Thank you!

Lubna Bazzy said...

So, so cute!! I would love a chance to win it!! Thanks so much!!
lubna_2112@hotmail.com

enannaheltenkelt said...

I love those thread colours! Can one become anything but happy when looking at them? :)

Favourite quote from a Christmas movie? I'd say "Let's go get the shit kicked out of us by love!" from Love Actually.

Jen Petersen said...

I'm just recently into embroidery. I used to cross stitch all the time as a kid, but haven't in so long.