Monday, July 23, 2012

I won!

After a couple of weeks of things going wrong, something wonderful happened! I was the winner of the HAED chart from Pull The Other Thread blog giveaway! Woohoo!


I'm not one of these people who can say 'I never win anything' as I did once win something. When I was about sixteen or seventeen  (many moons ago!!) I won a T-shirt and I was sooo excited about having won something, but as I got handed the t-shirt there was also an apology of  'sorry we didn't have any small t-shirts left but here's an extra large one!'  It turned out to be an XXL size - totally useless and I was so disappointed.


But there's absolutely no disappointment this time! The very generous prize was to pick my own chart - so you can guess how I spent my weekend! Yes, I was glued to the computer trying to decide which Heaven and Earth chart to pick - no easy task, I can assure you. 


I finally decided on this one...


http://heavenandearthdesigns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=160_344&products_id=5858


Isn't it delightful? I just love these little dragons and this design reminds me of my children when they were younger and used to play make believe. (Now they just fight and argue!!!) 


I have to say the service from Michele at  Heaven and Earth Designs is second to none. I cannot praise her highly enough. I had a problem downloading the charts (all my fault!) and contacted her explaining what had happened and she responded almost immediately. You may not think that this is anything exceptional, but you have to realize that this was on Sunday afternoon! What great service. The chart is now safely downloaded and saved to my desktop.


Now I'm trying to gather all the threads and fabric that I will need to stitch this design....more fun!


I've also got my eye on another couple of Heaven and Earth designs (naughty me, as I've just started a new piece! More of that later). So be warned...browsing this site can be addictive and add greatly to you wish list!


Anyhoo, this is what I'd love to stitch


http://heavenandearthdesigns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=160_255_261&products_id=4061


and if I live long enough, this one as a companion piece...


http://heavenandearthdesigns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=160_255_261&products_id=4060


...although I've no idea where I would get fabric big enough to tackle these designs...or how I could afford the fabric and the threads! I'd better start doing the lottery!


So once more a big thank you for my prize from  Pull The Other Thread blog and also Michele at HAED. I'm one happy bunny!!


Until next time...happy stitching!


Rhona

16 comments:

Julie said...

Congrats on winning.
Picking Randal Spangler was a great choice.If ever i get around to doing a HAED it would be one of his.

Pull the other thread said...

Congratz again Rhona. I really love this chart too and I can't wait to see your progress with it. I'm so delighted I decided to run that little giveaway, you seem so happy with your chart.

cucki said...

Wow congratulations dear xxx

Miamina said...

Well done! You picked a great chart, I love the little dragons. Can't wait to see you start it.

Lei said...

Congrats on your big win. I love the design you chose. It is too cute. I have never been to the site, but now I feel the need to go and do some searching. I still have a little birthday money left in my pocket that is begging to be spent. Have a great day!

Monique said...

Well done on your win. I am sure it was exciting and I am sure you will enjoy every step.

tadamama said...

Congrats! Your choice was a beautiful piece, but I absolutely love the other two "wish list" pieces...stunning! Can't wait to see your progress!

~Katy

demeter83 said...

Congrats and gorgeous.
I love all of them, I've got one of the Mask of Colours.

Mangogirl said...

congrats on your win :D I love the chart you chose. His designs are my favourite!!

Helen said...

Congrats on your win!! I love the chart you picked - such cute little dragons :) I have been eyeing a set of dragon storykeeps on that site but really should finish some of the rest of my "to stitch" pile before I buy anything else! Happy stitching! Helen

Stitching Noni said...

Congrats on your win. Great prize & fab choice. I love those little dragons - they are just so cute. I regularly drool over the HAED site!! The other 2 designs are gorgeous. Enjoy ;0)

Faith... said...

YIPPEE - congratulations! I love those Spangler charts. I just boot the Booklets to stitch up one of these days.

Valma said...

congrats Rhona =)
90 colours...wooo, it's going to be a great stitching
can't wait
mask colours is also a great design, hope you'll win the lottery to be able to stitch it (you have to play now !)
happy stitching
big hugs
xxx

♥ Nia said...

Congrats!! :D

mdgtjulie said...

Grats Rhona. What an awesome win. And Michele is awesome. I've had trouble with charts before, and she's always been super helpful. I just love her. Mask of Colors is gorgeous, and so is the companion piece. Both were already on my wishlist for someday, when I win the lotto, lol. Great picks. For fabby, I always get mine at 123stitch.com. They're the fastest retailer on the web. I order on Monday, the process and ship on Tuesday, I get it Wed. Amazing. They have all counts, and they go up to 36 inches by 55 inches, so you'd have a big enough piece easily. Hope you have fun with your charts. BTW, Michele has a reward program. Finish any HAED with progress pics, and you can receive another HAED chart of equal or lesser value free. (You need to get stitching, lol.) Enjoy!!!

Anne said...

Big big congrats Rhona!!! WHOOHOO! You got an HAED! That will be fun to watch you start it! Love the designs you chose! The dragons are too cute!!