Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sweets For The Sweet

Or Tot Hill Farm Stitches 200th Follower Giveaway!

This giveaway is for this wonderful new design from Plum Street Samplers. If you are the Grand Prize Winner you will receive the chart, A 36ct cut of linen and the GAST threads needed to stitch this design.
There will also be some other small treats going out in the mail to some of the other people participating. Unfortunately I have no time to stitch something for the giveaway.
THE RULES...
-You must be a follower of this blog.
-Please leave a comment on this post only.
-Please tell me about your favorite place that you have visited recently. You all know how I love to travel and I am always looking for new adventures.
-I will draw the winner on February 14th.


Thank you all for being here and taking time out of your busy days to visit and comment.

Hugs!

Chris

75 comments:

robindefender said...

I'm first! : ) Please count me in. That is a pretty design, and I haven't even seen it yet.

Last week, Mom and I went down to Biloxi and New Orleans. I think the Gulf Coast is a lovely, laid back place to visit.

Congrats on having 200 followers!

the striped rose said...

I saw the picture on my blog feed, and rushed over to congratulate you on your quick finish! LOL

We don't travel very much,but last weekend we ate at a fantastic Egyptian restaurant! Does that count? ;) Hmmmmm....A year ago we went to Savannah for our anniversary - it was the perfect time to see the gorgeous camellias blooming in the squares!

Margaret said...

What a sweet giveaway! I love this design, don't you? I hope you bought everything for yourself as well.

My favorite place that we visited recently. Well, haven't visited that many places, really. Except for Boothbay Harbor, Maine and Boston. I love both places. And we go back to both a lot. Boston we have no choice in the matter. lol!

Cleejoow said...

I've been to many lovely places, in Europe: London, Paris, Amsterdam, smaller cities as well... If you would ever visit one of these I can recommend some nice restaurants and places to see... And of course where I live in Bruges, Venice of the North. A beautiful medieval city.
For my yearly holiday I love to go to El Gouna (near Hurghada) in Egypt. It's a little village build for tourism, no skyscraper hotels, but everything is in Nubian style. The weather is always good and people are nice. You can't really visit the "old" Egypt from there, but you can always go for 2 weeks, first take the cruise on the Nile for about a week and then rest in El Gouna :). Best period for this is november... July or August is way to hot (over 40°C) www.elgouna.com

HollyXSing said...

Chris, I just love your blog and I thank-you for the positive comments you leave on my blog;)

The most favorite place I visited recently is New Orleans, LA. My son moved down there after he graduated from William & Mary and is a special ed. teacher trough Teach for America! I love the food, the people and down right FUN you can have there.

Thank-you for doing this giveaway:) I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Happy Stitches,

-Holly in VA

Shirlee said...

Congratulations on reaching 200 followers! No need to add my name to the drawing ... just wanted to say congrats : )

*fiore* said...

i like this giveaway
my blog is
www.fiore-crea.blogspot.com
ciao
from florence, italy

dixiesamplar said...

Wow, Chris, this is extremely generous of you! Please count me in; I am a long-time follower and love stopping by to see what you have been up to. Congrats on reaching 200!

I spent the weekend in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, treating my little sister to a birthday celebration. Fort Walton is a lovely little beach community on the Gulf Coast, with awesome food, shopping, and people. We hit antique stores, eat at our favorite bistro (Ali's), and caught a movie when we weren't having a blast talking and relaxing together.

Thanks again for such a wonderful giveaway opportunity. Please stop by and enter my Valentine Giveaway if you're interested...it ends Thur, Jan 31st at midnight.

Ellen said...

Beautiful design! Love to join your giveaway, thank you for the chance! I visited Taiwan last October with my mum. Love the weather, food, shopping and some beautiful sceneries!

Hugs,

Carol said...

Such a pretty design in your giveaway, Chris! Congratulations on your 200+ followers--I would love a chance to win that sweet chart :)

My favorite place that I've visted lately was The Biltmore (which you've probably been to already!)... My husband and I went there to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and I fell in love with the setting in those wonderful NC mountains. Hope to get down that way again this summer for a family wedding...

Terri said...

Love this design! 200 is quite the accomplishment! :D

I just returned from a long weekend in Las Vegas where I met with 6 other stitchers. We had a nice weekend full of stitching, eating, slots, and laughter. Not necessarily in that order ;)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Congratulations on your 200 followers!

I'm not much of a world traveler, so I make my visits through blogland with everyone who shares their adventures -- like YOU!

I have just received this chart, so you should share it with someone else. Thanks for the opportunity!

Angie Burrett said...

Love this pattern - and always enjoy your blog - have been a follower for some time.
I haven't been far from home for a while, but can always recommend Dartmoor down here in Devon, UK - wild, majestic landscapes - always invigorating. Come and see for yourself! Thank you for this giveaway - fingers crossed!

Vickie said...

Congrats on 200 Chris. I am working on getting there myself. ;)
We haven't traveled in a few years. The last place we vacationed was N.Y.
The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, then up to Niagra Falls. It was great!

Vickie said...

Oh, duh! Please count me in the drawing. Thank you very much. =)

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Pamela said...

Congratus on the 200 followers! Please enter me for a chance! I so want to buy this (waiting for some spare change)!!!! Thank you! You are so very generous!
I just came back from an absolutely wonderful trip to Hawaii! Perfect weather, wonderful food and beautiful people. I would back in a heartbeat!
Pam

Angela Cruz-Garcia said...

Please count me in. I have to say that I really enjoyed spending time in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Really enjoyed the boardwalk and beach.

Angela
stitchinginthezoo.blogspot.com

Cole said...

Oh, congrats on 200+ followers!! I haven't travelled very much in the past couple years, but I always love to get away to Jasper National Park here, and there's a steam train that runs through southern Alberta that's a blast!

McKenna C. said...

What a pretty pattern!

I am a follower!

I commented. :)

My favorite place that I have visited recently would have to be Statesboro, Georgia. I LOVE the country and we had so much fun store hopping (it's a college town so they have lots of stores).

Thanks for the chance! I will post about it in my giveaway summary tomorrow.

~McKenna

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on hitting 200 followers! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.

I have to say one of my favourite places I've recently visited was the Timberhouse Country Inn outside of Brighton for one of my retreats. I know when I go there I'm always going to relax with friends had have a great time!

Beth said...

Congrats on 200 Followers.
Count me in!
I recommend Crate Lake National Park in Southern Oregon.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Wonderful giveaway! I love Paulette's designs. It's been a few years since I've traveled but my favorite place to visit is London, England.

Karen said...

Kudow on your followers! I just love this design too. We visited Texas in December for our anniversary and it was a nice trip to the hill country and a small part of the desert....just love Texas!

happy stitching...

Loraine said...

Hi Chris,
This is so cute! What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
Our recent adventure was to Florida. We went to Universal Studios in Orlando, because my kids wanted to see the Harry Potter park. It was wonderful. We watched all the movies afterwards and marveled at the details that we saw in the park. Let us know where you and your husband will be traveling next!

I believe I am a follower of your wonderful blog. Have a wonderful day!

Paula said...

Chris, What an awesome giveaway.
Besides my own neck of the woods, the last vacation I had was to the Smoky Mountains. It was probably my 10th time there. LOVE the mountains.
Congrats on 200 followers!
Have a great day.
Paula

Krista said...

What a super sweet giveaway! :)
I saw this not long ago and loved that red house and the wee one next to it. I recently went to Foxwoods casino which was great fun, it is right near Mystic too although since you are from CT you probably know that ;) Next month I am going to the Annual Philadelphia Flower show, that is always so beautiful.

Have a wonderful week! Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

Emma/Itzy said...

What a lovely giveaway, I would love to be included please :)

My favourite place...that would have to be York, UK. I love all the history there and some beautiful shops too :)

Carole W. said...

Chris, this is a wonderful give-away....I ordered it from my favorite LNS, Elegant Stitch, and am picking it up tomorrow!
So, congrats to the winner as
Paulette's newest chart is a "winner"!

cucki said...

aww sweet..please count me in..
i am your follower :)
my fav place i recently been is stellenbosh and i really love the old 4 houses there..they are from 18oo century..i wanted to visit that place again..
thank you
love cucki x

diamondc said...

Hi Chris: I would love to enter your givaway, not any travel this winter due to too manypeople out because of injuries.
I would however like to go to Japan.

Maggie said...

I would love to be entered into the draw.

My favourite place to visit is Prague. We have been there twice now and it is THE most wonderful place, the buildings are stunning, the food is good the people are friendly and the beer is cheap, lol.

My second favourite place would be France, some of our best holidays have been to France, the food and wine is always great and the shops and markets amazing, it's a whole other experience to go food shopping in a French Supermarket!! It's got to be the most relaxing holiday we have ever had :-)

Regina said...

Thanks for the opportunity!!!
I visited the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina on December 15, 2012!! The Christmas decorations were sooo beautiful and the estate grounds were just lovely. We took tours of the main house and winery. There was Christmas everywhere,
Regina Ballard

Katrina said...

What a wonderful giveaway Chris - I love the PSS chart so I'd love to be included in your giveaway please. Many thanks.
One of my favourite local holiday spots is Napier, New Zealand which as you know I visited with my family only a few weeks ago. This city has always had a special place in my heart and 8 years ago this October it's where my DH and I chose to get married, right beside the ocean.
Congrats on 200 followers!

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Mouse said...

gosh what a wonderful giveaway and I would love for my name to be popped into the hat hmmmmm my favourite place to visit travel wise would be .... Nimble Thimble in Wales(UK) not only for the gorgeous scenery but for the stash I just have to buy when I get there heheheh :) love mouse xxxxxx

Pam in IL said...

Sorry that I deleted my comment above - I'll try this again, lol.

My favorite place that I've visited recently is Starved Rock Lock and Dam and the Starved Rock State Parks across the Illinois River from the lock.

I follow you through google reader, though I've not commented before today. Thanks for sharing such an awesome give-away.

jonette said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your blog and would love to win this wonderful prize. We went to Tenn a few months ago to the Museum of the Appalachia. This was a fun trip.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Hi Chris. What a fabulous giveaway! Count me in, please. The nicest place I've visited recently was Grassy Key in the Florida Keys. It's just this side of the town of Marathon. Very relaxing (and warm!) this time of year. Congrats on 200 followers!

Vera said...

Hi Chris, what a generous give-away. Please count me in (with fingers and toes crossed). Haven't traveled a lot recently other than for business...but one of our favorite places is Monhegan Island (off the coast of Maine), anywhere in Vermont and I love, love, love Santa Fe -- fabulous town. I'll be in Sonoma, CA next month (business) as well as NC and FL (business again).

Stitching Cat said...

Oh, what a fabulous giveaway! I would love to win this (as would everyone who has already commented)! One of my favorite places to visit, although I didn't get there this year, is Eastport MAINE! I just love the scenery, the shops in town, and the lobster rolls at Quoddy Bay Lobster! Old Sow, the masted schooner, oh, I could go on and on!!

valerie said...

Congratulations on all the followers! I would love a chance at your giveaway. Love the chart! I haven't really traveled anywhere I consider a favorite recently except for my road trip to Mendocino, CA. It's wine country in the redwoods and I've gone for my birthday the last two years. So peaceful and quaint. My favorite city besides SF (I love my hometown!!) is Seattle and I go in March. I can't wait!!

Kathy L. said...

We have a cabin in central Wisconsin the town is Warrens. A great place to visit any time of the year. It is the cranberry capital and in the fall Cranfest takes place. There is a town about 7 miles away called Tomah which has a great collection of prim stores I love to visit. There will be snow this weekend when we visit great for snowshoeing.
I would love to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you for the chance.

Kathy

Judy said...

Congrats for all your followers. I would love a chance at your giveaway. The cahrt is adorable. I haven't traveled much the past few years--putting kids through college came first. My son recently moved ot Kansas City and we have spent alot of time there--still finding fun things to do. Thank you so much for the opportunity for this adorable chart.

Judy heartland stitcher

CJ in OK ;-) said...

What a fun giveaway idea for a very special event, please count me in.
As far as travel I would definitely recommend Mount Rushmore. Not only is the monument itself amazing but the whole area is so beautiful the drive was lovely. We went this last spring an actually got to see lots of snow around too. CJ in OK

Jackie said...

Happy 200!

I love my parents little cabin in the mountains of North East Georgia. It's really basic but boy am I at peace there!

xstitchlibrarian said...

Hi Chris, I have just become a follower of your blog and would love to be included in the give-away. I recently came back from a boat cruise to Noumea and it was wonderful - certainly the best holiday we have ever had!

Catherine said...

Congrats on your followers! Love your giveaway! Please count me in!! The last place we visited was over Christmas ~ my husband's hometown. It's fun sharing memories with our boys.

Mary said...

Please count me in for that most generous giveaway!!

We've been to so many wonderful places both near and far, but the most recent trip was to CA to see our daughter and son-in-law in December. One day that she had to work, DH and I took the train down to Oceanside, walked around, sat on the pier, enjoyed the warm sun, watched the surfers and pelicans, and had lunch at Ruby's Diner on the pier. Super relaxing day!

Sarah Beth said...

This past September I went to Ft. Huron, MI. We watched the freighters head down from the big lake to the st. Lawrence seaway. It was so much fun.

Renee G said...

Following as Renee G on GFC. One of our favorite places to visit is Coeur d'Alene, ID. In summer we can boat on the lake, ride our bikes on the local trails, or just go hiking. In winter - there's bald eagle watching or exploring the Christmas light show. Any time of year, it's a great place to visit.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Siobhán said...

Happy 200!! What a great giveaway. I'm a follower. :)

Nice places to visit. Ummm... I haven't been anywhere lately! I guess I'd have to say that my most favorite place to visit is the Clare and Galway coastlines in Ireland. The west of Ireland is so beautiful and picturesque.

Ranae said...

Congrats now on 211 followers
Please enter me
We don't travel too much but slide ride state park in Arizona is an awesome place to visit, it's just south of the Grand Canyon, it's beautiful. The name come from the moss grows on the rocks and everyone slides down the mountain stream, there's cliffs you can jump from, it's really fun ecspecially for kids

Anne said...

Yay Chris! Congrats on reaching over 200 followers! I love this chart and would be grateful to be entered into the pot of names :D Hmm, last interesting place I visited was Porpoise Bay on the Sunshine Coast of BC. The trees are covered in moss, the salmon creek runs by the campground, the pristine sunny beach is nearby and the bay is so clear you can see everything including the sharp mussels I stepped on and tore my feet on!!

Wagapapa said...

Congrats on your 200 followers, I'm your follower 212 :D

Please enter me in your sweet giveaway.

My favourite place in the world is Rome, we went on September again, it was our second time there and can't wait to return.

Have a nice day and thanks for the chance. xoxo

Susan said...

Congraulations on 200 followers! We haven't done too much traveling lately but one of my favorite places to visit is Burlington, Vermont. It's a fun, funky college town with lots of places nearby to visit if you get tired of the town. I also have a soft spot for Virginia Beach and its boardwalk.

Lija Broka said...

Would love to be entered. I don't tend to go to many places ... so the question is a little hard. I'll have to say Durham (North East of UK). It is where I lived for 4 years during my University time. I occasionally pop over to visit friends etc. Seeing the town in this new light is very unreal. There is Cathedral, Castle, even a small secret garden not far from centre where in the summer one can drink tea and look at flowers, there is a river by which one can have picnics.

http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.co.uk/

Basketweaver said...

Count me in for the drawing. I just recently was at Montego Bay, Jamaica, beautiful and relaxing!

Karen said...

That's a lovely giveaway!

I'm a new follower. I found you through McKenna at Chic Crafting.

Although I used to be a travel agent, I haven't gone anywhere in the last ten years! One of my very favorite places to visit, though, was Albuquerque, NM. I loved flying in around the mountains. Great weather. Desert-like, but not usually too hot.

http://mystitchyramblings.blogspot.com

natalyK said...

Congrats on 200+ followers. I just love Paulette's newest design.
I just recently went to Stowe, VT.

I love it there. It is a quaint NE town in the heart of Vermont. They have some great shopping and of course a darling little needlework shop named The Wooden Needle.

Lynda B said...

What a lovely chart! I was able to visit Pensacola, FL over Thanksgiving to spend some time with my almost-in-laws. The white sands and beach view is really pretty, and they have a great weekly Farmer's Market / Craft Market downtown.

Nicola said...

Congratulations on your 200th follower and thank you for such a generous giveaway.

My favourite place is our own little cove on the Lizard Penninsular in Cornwall. UK. It is such a beautiful place to be no matter what time of year.

ricketyjo said...

What a lovely design and congrats on your 200th follower! I'd love to be entered into the draw please.

Just after xmas my parents, sister, hubby and I went to stay in a little seaside town on the North Yorkshire coast called Filey. There's really not very much there, a few shops for supplies and a couple of coffee shops, but there is a massive and generally very quiet beach, so we pulled on our wellies and went for a splash in the sea. It was a great way for us to get away from the craziness of London.

Kat said...

Congratulations on reaching 200 followers! My husband and I recently visited Atlanta, GA, and had the best time! The coke museum was so fun, and the aquarium was amazing!

Thanks for the great drawing!

~Kat

Mugwump Woolies said...

Hi Chris...love this sweet pattern! If you read my blog you know that we travel a lot. Back in the Fall we were in Asheville N.C. for a week...it was a wonderful place to visit and I hope to go back someday because there is so much to do there.
Enjoy your Sunday,
Robyn

Barb said...

I love that chart so please enter my name. You have the best give-aways! The best place that I have visited lately was the lighthouse and beach at Point No Point Hansville, WA, Oh dear or was it Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park. I guess it depends on whether you are a mountain or water person! I just can't decide.

SusanS said...

As I know you enjoy visiting cemeteries, I'm going to give you a local spot to visit - Raleigh City Cemetery. It is the oldest public cemetery in the city. Some of the earliest leaders of North Carolina are buried there. While many of the stones have felt the effects of time and neglect, the cemetery is still a fascinating place to visit.

I'm so proud of your 200 accomplishment!

Susan

ariadne said...

What a great pattern. I'd love to stitch this! My favourite place?Apart from the Greek islands?Barcelona,Spain!The art city of the world!AriadnefromGreece!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh, I love this design. :)

I think one of my favorite places to visit was Middleton Place in SC. We went during the spring one year when the azaleas were in bloom and it was beautiful. The gardens are lovely and the walk by the river was also nice.

I just added you to my follow list and I am not a follower of yours as well. :)

Kaisievic said...

Lovely giveaway, so please count me in! I am already a follower. A lovely place to visit is the Yarra Valley near my hometown of Melbourne - very pretty and many great wineries to visit.

I will post about your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog, as well.

hugs, Kaye

http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com

Kaisievic said...

P.S. Such a pretty design!

Deborah Tate said...

Great blog. Beautiful needlework! You should check out Hanson, KY. A beautiful 1800's tiny town with a lot of civic pride. Would love to win your giveaway!

Parsley said...

With all the doctor stuff, I missed this fun post! OH BOY! Please enter me. I happily follow.

I visited Branson, MO last year. Even drove BY a stitchy store on the way to Silver Dollar City. (BY...meaning I wish we could have stopped. ;)

Monica said...

Love your blog and have become a member. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. I really haven't been anywhere lately other than LaCrosse WI where my daughter goes to school. It is a beautiful place and they have a great cross stitch store Main street framers and Crosse Stitch. I used all my vacation time last summer recouping from a toal knee replacement. Got lots of stitching done. Please check out my blog : thehooplessstitcher.blogspot.com

Karoline said...

Congratulations on 200 followers, please enter me in your giveaway.

The best day out we had recently was a trip to York, we went to one of our favourite restaurants. I got a quick browse in a wool shop then we took the kids to the National Railway Museum, where they were both thrilled to sit in the drivers seat of 'Mallard'