Saturday, 19 May 2012

It's Giveaway Time!!

Thanks to my newest follower Chiara I have now reached 250 followers and can host a sponsored giveaway!  BTW Chiara blogs as The Grey Tail and is hosting a giveaway of her own at the moment.  Why not pop across to her blog and join in?  She's a newbie to blogging so I'm sure she'd be happy to meet some new followers!

Back to MY Giveaway - A while back I was sent a free cross stitch kit by Yiota to review.  I chose the Coffee Fairy and here's my progress so far:

And here's what she will look a little like, one day:

Coffee fairy

Well, Yiota must have liked my review because she offered to sponsor a giveaway on my blog.  As I was so close to the magic 250 I decided that would be a great excuse.

All you have to do is visit Yiota's website, browse around the gorgeous designs and choose your favourite three.  Come back here and leave a comment on this post only, telling me what your three favourites are.  I will choose three people at random to receive one of their choices.  Actually, the Large Boy will randomly choose three people!

The closing date is teatime BST 31st May 2012.  There are three prizes of one pdf chart each.  The chart has to be one of Yiota's designs as they are the only ones she can make into pdfs.  The descriptions on the designs clearly state which ones are available as pdfs, so that makes it easier!

You get one entry for leaving a comment with your top three and an additional entry if you mention the giveaway and Yiota on your blog.  To qualify for the additional entry you must link the words "cross stitch kits" to Yiota's website.  The geeky reason for this is that it moves her website up the Search Engines' priority lists.  So if someone googles "cross stitch kits" Yiota's website will be closer to the top of the page the more links there are across the internet to her site with those words.

Finally, a Big Thank You to all my followers, old and new, especially those that comment.  It's so good to connect with stitchers around the world.  Next post I'll be putting up details of how to join in with the Summer Postcard Trail.  It's all go around here!


Kaisievic said...

Fantastic Giveaway, Jo. My favourite three Yiota's cross stitch designs are: Anne Hathaway's cottage, A castle in winter No.2 and Ophelia Floating.

I have also posted about the giveaway and Yiota's cross stitching on my blog, here is a link to the post:

hugs Kaye

Virpi said...

What a lovely giveaway. My top three pics are Wolf face, Church in winter and Forestpath in spring.

Christine said...

Congratulations on 250 followers!
I'd better not put my name in the hat for your giveaway, if I win another one people will start to say it's fixed ;D

Shebafudge said...

Hi Jo

I would love to enter please.

My favourite 3 are:
Christmas at our house
Cats Eyes
Fuchsia (prob my fav!)

I have posted on my blog about it and linked to yiota's website.
Here's the link

Sarah said...

Congrats on 250 followers, quite an achievement! I could only find two that I absolutely love (guess I'm just fussy), 'A Late Stroll' and 'Sunflower Village'

lanybleu said...

Mind would be
Bluebell Woods No2
and The Avenue.

Congrats on 250 followers, well done.

Marilyn said...

My favorites are:
Kittens in a Suitcase
Buterfly Fairy
Flying Dolphins.
Thanks for the chance!

dulcinella said...

Congrats on 250 followers! My favoriete woul be;1. Lady with the uniform;2. Blossom fairy;3.creation of A'dam.. I Will post à link on my blog. Happy hermitage and stitching

Giovanna said...

I'll pass on the giveaway (too much on my plate already...), but I definitely have to congratulate you on reaching 250 followers - well done!

Patty C. said...

Great giveaway
I like mushroom fairy 2
Fairy in bloom
Coffee fairy
Beautiful designs :)

Anne said...

Congrats Jo on reaching 250 followers!! I'm really loving that fabric you are using for Coffee Fairy. You know, my Tea Bath Fairy and yours can hang out sometimes...sitting on their cups of tea and coffee :D I don't think I can handle another BAP and I just got one of Yiota's kits too. Good luck to everyone!!

rosey175 said...

Oooh, congrats on reaching 250 followers! :D And that is some fancy fabric you're stitching your choice on, wow!

Such an amazing set of designs, my goodness. My favorite three (although I really had more, haha):
1. Landscape Window
2. Poinsettia
3. Oriental Bridge

Mouse said...

wooo hoooo you made it

ok my choices are .....

Daisies :)
bluebell woods no 2
lady in winter

thank you Yiota for hosting this give away for Jo :0
love mouse xxxxxx

Faith... said...

There are so many wonderful charts to pick from it is HARD to narrow it down to just three! The 3 that I love the best are the Penguins kit from the wild animals category and then two from the flower section; the first is Butterfly in tea rose flower and the other is Daisies

I also posted on my blog

Thanks for the chance to enter!

Linda said...

What a great giveaway Jo. I would love to be entered. My choices are:
Schnauzer Pair
Victorian Gathering
Beach Chair

Thanks, Linda

Unknown said...

Congrats on the amount of followers, Don't enter me as I have one of Yiotas charts to stitch already

mdgtjulie said...

Now you have two fifty one, Jo. I thought I was already following you, but I'm not on your list. So I added myself. Fab giveaway, but I already got something free from Yiota, so I won't enter this one!

Julie said...

Congrats on 250 followers.
Good luck to all who enter, better not put me in though, I haven't made much progress on the chart I reviewed.

Unknown said...

Good luck everyone for the giveaway. If you are interested in reviewing on of my kits please visit my site and use the contact us form to email me.

Jennifer M. said...

Congrats on reaching so many followers. I would say these 3 are my favorites:

1) Magnolias in Stained Glass
2) Landscape Window
3) Butterfly Fairy

Thanks for the chance to win. :)


Susan said...

Congratulations on reaching 250 followers! Noneed to enter me in the giveaway as i'm trying to reduce my stash. Not an easy task, but it has to be done.

Karen said...

Congratulations on your milestone, Jo! What a sweet giveaway.

I have posted on my blog, here:

It is so hard to narrow down to three choices!! Here are some of my favorite fairies:
Mystic Fairy
Spring Fairy and

Good luck to everyone!

P. G. said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I dont have a blog to post this to but I really enjoy reading your posts.

My picks are:
1. The Church - which is one of my favourite van gogh's
2. Victorian Visit in Snow
3. Sleigh ride

Thank u again for the giveaway!

pamgrouette at gmail dot com

Bianca said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway and congratulations on the 250 followers! My three picks are Ballet Dancers by Degas, The Tree by Klimt, and The Birth of Venus by Botticelli.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 250 followers. Great start on Coffee Fairy. Love your fabric choice.
My 3 favorites:
Autumn Fair No. 1
Coffee Fairy
Spring Fairy

Thanks for the opportunity.

Jan Gartlan said...

Well done on your 250 followers. Thank you for doing this fantastic giveaway. It's fairies all the way for me in my top 3 - Leaf Fairy, Mushroom Fairy and I couldn't resist Coffee Fairy (she speaks to me)

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

gorgeous stitching :D I love that coffee fairy!

but my three are
1. Boxers BW
2. Boxers
3. Brown Boxer

I love her dog designs and have been eying them off for a while :D

Sarah Beth said...

Please include me in your giveaway

katiem said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! My three favorites are:
Sunflower by William Morris
Flower Pot by William Morris
Leaves by William Morris

Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Marcy said...

Congrats on 250 and what a great giveaway!

My favs are:
Oriental rose Mackintosh
Magnolias in stained glass
rose tile Mackintosh

Ziggyeor said...

Congrats on 250 followers!
I love Yiota's site. I've been eyeing Anime Girl, Princess in fantasy, and Irises by Van Gogh. I'll be going to announce the give away on my blog and link it up :)

Unknown said...

Fantastic giveaway. I've already ordered some charts from Yiota including some freebies and they are so clear and easy to use.

If I was lucky enough to win I guess at the moment I'm liking the unusual and would pick
Summer or Winter by Acrimboldo - will be getting Autumn from some money I got for my birthday.

Third choice would probably be Medeival Lady.

Yana Hanim said...

Hi Jo, I am your new follower :)

My fave are:
Geisha with umbrella (farewell),
Tree of life William Morris, and Narcisscus

thanks for the opportunity to win. yuana

SoCal Debbie said...

I love Yiota's and have one of her kits and was lucky enough to have a giveaway of one of her kits on my blog too. I would love the chance to win a chart. My three favorites are A Woodland Landscape, Famous - Starry Night, and Windswept.

mab3500 said...

Congratulations on 250 followers!
My 3 favorites are
1.Serenity Prayer No. 2
2.Ride in Christmas Village
3.Shire Horse
Thanks for the opportunity.