Monday, November 24, 2014

~ Thanksgiving Giveaway Gift ~

Winter greetings dear friends.

Our weekend temperatures were warmer, but very 
rainy and foggy....perfect stitching conditions!

For Sunday's football game the Packers played in 
Minneapolis, Minnesota against the 
Vikings.....a very close game!!!

~ Final Score ~

Packers ~ 24
Vikings ~ 21


It's hard to believe 7 months has passed since starting my blog
back on April 22nd of this year.  

I would like to truly thank everyone for their friendship, 
comments and continued support ~♥~

I can't think of a better way to

"Give Thanks With A Joyful Heart"

and to say Happy Thanksgiving than by giving a gift.

Here is the free giveaway gift that I mentioned last Friday....

~ A Needlework Enthusiast's 2015 Book of Days ~

Published by
Needle Work Press

I'll be giving away 1 of these lovely calendars to one 
name drawn on Thanksgiving Day.

This is a month~at~a~glance calendar featuring quotes,
vintage art and an antique alphabet chart.

The cover this year is a vibrant 
1745 Boston Band Sampler.

The calendar size is a 9 by 12 softcover calendar book with the twelve 
months of the year.  This nice size is perfect for a desktop of fits 
nicely into your favorite sewing bag.  Each month has a section where
you can write your notes & musings, or use as a journal of your
stitching projects.

Also, a page to list email addresses, websites, phone numbers, etc.

Also includes an antique charted Alphabet for your use.

~ How to add your name to the drawing ~

I don't like complicated rules, this drawing is very
simple and straight forward.....

* Your name will be entered by simply leaving a 
comment on the bottom of today's post.

*  I will randomly draw one name on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday at 7:oo a.m.)

*  The winning name will be posted and notified on Friday.

~ Best wishes to ALL names entered ~


I love these pictures taken on Sunday of the Mississippi River....

All day Sunday was rainy and foggy....hard to believe this
was actually taken in the afternoon!

A little island and a buoy.

So enchanted looking!


We woke up to a light snow dancing in the sky, and by the end 
of the day we can expect 4"......

I'm not planning on going anywhere today.

While typing this post it's so peaceful to look out my Studio 
 window and watch the gentle snow coming down.



This little bird has an update....

 32ct. Belfast Heritage is being used on the new sampler model....

The stitch count is 111W by 191H.

  If stitched on 32ct. this new sampler will
  fit a frame with a 8" by 13" opening like the antique
frame above.

Last Saturday my husband helped me tweak the wording
of a little verse I want to use on this sampler.

This weekend I got the border and the verse all stitched,
and here is a little sneak peek.....

My little helper is keeping the tucked verse TOP SECRET!

I'm using my beautiful palette of threads from Weeks Dye Works.

When I release this pattern the DMC alternatives will also
be included.

My little helper will be really excited to share this finished 

I'll be sharing an update on Friday :)



But the path of the just 
is as the shining light, 
that shineth more and more 
unto the perfect day.

~ Proverbs 4:18...KJV ~


Wishing you many blessings on Thanksgiving Day!

 is the perfect opportunity to take a 
moment and LEAVE A COMMENT to 
the 2015 Book of days 

If you've never left a comment before it's easy to do....just
click onto COMMENT below and the comment format will appear,
allowing to to leave a comment OR suggestion.


For those of you who do not have a Google account you can either click onto my SAMPLAR license plate and leave me an email, OR you can leave a comment on Primitive Stitchers Society either way your name will be entered.  

~ Kindly, Tammy ~


  1. Lovely giveaway... thanks for a chance to win!

  2. Awww what a nice giveaway. I think you have a lovely blog.

  3. Thanks for the opprotunity to win this lovely 2015 Book of Days ~ Deborah Maher

  4. I just opened my mail with your lovely sampler in it. Can't wait to start it. Thank you so much!

  5. What a beautiful giveaway!!! Stitching "Hannah's Thankful Heart' and enjoying;)

  6. Thank you for this opportunity and congratulations on your lovely designs.

  7. Such a sweet giveaway! I enjoy your blog posts so much!
    Blessings, Patti

  8. This is a lovely planner and anyone who wins will enjoy it very much

  9. Happy Thanksgiving, Tammy. May your day be filled with an abundance of blessings!

  10. How kind you are to make this offering. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  11. Happy Thanksgiving. What a generous offer. That is a lovely calendar/book. And your new sampler looks intriguing.

  12. Happy Thanksgiving! Would love to win the calendar!

  13. HAPPY THANKSGIVING WOW YOU HAVE SNOW. I LOVE the book and your blog..

  14. Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your drawing.

  15. Thank you Tammy.... Happy Thanksgiving,
    Louise Dolak

  16. Happy Thanksgiving! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway.

  17. I can't believe it has been since April already, where has the time gone??? I have enjoyed each and every blog. So glad you decided to move in this direction. Happy Thanksgiving Tammy.

  18. Thank you very much for the opportunity to win such a lovely gift. Please enter my name! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Kate.

  19. Great. I could really use a calendar. :). So glad you started designing your patterns. Love them.

  20. Thank you for the opportunity in your gorgeous book of days giveaway! I would love to have that book, and hope it would make me more organized!!! (I do need help!) I am new to your blog, and it is so lovely! Your stitching sneak peek is beautiful and so is that frame!
    I am envious of your beautiful snow--I live in Mississippi and we don't have much, so it always looks like fun to us!!!
    Thank you again for the chance--Happy Thanksgiving! (please take a moment to visit my blog

  21. Beautiful calendar and great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  22. Oh Tammy, I would love to be the lucky winner of your giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

    Diane in North Carolina

  23. I have stitched one of your designs and it was a joy to stitch! Have a blessed Thanksgiving....hopefully surrounded by friends and family!

  24. Thanks for the giveaway. Enter me please !!

  25. That is so sweet!! Would love to win!!

  26. Love your blog! What a nice giveaway

  27. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! :-)

  28. Happy Thanksgiving, Tammy! Love your blog!

  29. Great post...wonderful giveaway. Hope I'm thanking you on Thanksgiving!

  30. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Tammy!! I also loved the pictures of the river with the fog just over the water. Very serene and peaceful looking.

  31. What a lovely give away.. i would be honored if i was the winner…

  32. Wonderful giveaway and very generous. I would be thrilled to win. Happy Thanksgiving!

  33. What a great give away .Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  34. Wonderful calendar, thank you for the chance!

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  35. Wonderful giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving!

  36. Thank you for the generous opportunity to win this calendar. I am new to Prim Stitchers Society and am thoroughly enjoying myself!

  37. Thank you Tammy for this wonderful giveaway! Count me in. Now here's hoping you draw my name. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

  38. My goodness, Tammy, what a wonderful giveaway. Thank you so much. I already left a comment on your FB post, but I needed to check this out. I love it. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Jane

  39. How exciting! The Book of Days is a beautiful publication. It is so nice of you to do this for us. I love your work.

  40. Love the beginning color choices of the new sampler. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely calendar! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  41. I Love this calendar book; I have been looking for one for the upcoming new year!

  42. Thank you so very much
    Happy Thanksgiving ;)

  43. Happy Thanksgiving! Would love to win the calendar.

  44. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Karen Ferwalt

  45. Wow! I'd love that book! My husband just looked up your place on the map to see how far you are from us. I see a road trip in our future. My husband was looking at your husbands work and was so happy to see a carver and the gun in the workshop. He has decided this is a great guy. We are in northern MN and like to do Wisconsin road trips so the day will come that you will hear from us & hopefully we can connect. Krissy B.

  46. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a lovely gift. I love the sneak peek of your next design. Can't wait for that release. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

  47. Lovely giveaway, Tammy! Your work is exquisite and your little birdy friend adorable. Thanks so much!

  48. What a nice giveaway..thank you for the opportunity!

  49. Me, too, Tammy! Thank you for sharing your beautiful vintage treasures with us. I especially enjoy your Soul Food.

  50. What a wonderful giveaway!!! Thanks so much!!!

  51. What a beautiful book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  52. Oh, so many beautiful photos in your post ~ lovely day planner and I love the snippets of your new sampler ~ love your sweet bird friend ~ thank you for the lovely giveaway and wishing you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving ~ merry stitching ~

  53. What a beautiful book. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thank you for the opportunity. Irene xxx

  54. Tammy, so looking forward to seeing what your sampler looks like and what a beautiful frame you have for it...thank you for a chance at this wonderful book. Many blessings to you & your family this Thanksgiving....

  55. I would love a chance at your wonderful giveaway!! The snow looks so cold..I hate winter!! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with many blessings for the upcoming year!!!

  56. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Love the log cabin birdhouse... <3

  57. Thank you so much for offering this great give away!

  58. What a great giveaway! Love your blog!

  59. Wishing you and yours a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

  60. So glad I found your blog - love your photos - I'm a Wisconsin native - born and raised in Rhinelander. Now live in Massachusetts. You stitching is beautiful. Blessings to you for a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  61. Tammy, I love your blog. I live in Wisconsin as well and have a cabin in Warrens so love your photos of the area. Please count me in for the drawing, this book looks lovely.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Stay warm!

  62. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! We're not celebrating until Saturday since I am working. This book looks interesting, and one can use an alphabet anytime, right? Thank you for the giveaway! Connie Bechtold

  63. Please count me in for the drawing and thank you for your generosity. I wish you and your family a very enjoyable Thanksgiving!

  64. Lovely post. Please enter my name also! Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings to you!

  65. I so enjoy your posts Tammy!! Love the give away you are doing! Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    1. Congratulations Penny....YOU are the contest winner! Please let me know your shipping address. My email address is I'm SO happy for you :) Kindly, Tammy

  66. please enter me in your giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving!!!