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Cross stitched Purple Ornament blog give away!

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These are the cross stitch ornaments I promised to show, the one on the left is similar to one that I made for a recent ornament exchange and the purple one was an experiment with colour and texture, I wanted to know how different they would look! I was really pleased with the result and I hope you are too because I have decided to give away the Purple Christmas Ornament as a blog giveaway in celebration of Christmas.

All you need to do is leave a comment and say why you would love to receive it, when it is drawn I will then invite the winner to leave another comment on the post with the email address and I shall send it to the lucky person!
The draw will take place on Saturday 20th December at 6.00pm GMT.
Good luck everyone, I look forward to reading your comments!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. December 13, 2008 / 2:50 pm

    I’d love to receive the ornament for the following reasons…..
    Purple is my favourite colour….and don’t believe you need to dress like a Goth to be one….it is all about how you feel and identify…and whether I win the competition or not….I urge you to do read the poem Warning by Jenny Joseph http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/warning/ then get out the needle and stitch up a Goth design or two…practice a little now….so people who know you are not too shocked and surprised
    when suddenly you are old…and start to dress Gothic!

  2. Anonymous
    December 13, 2008 / 3:48 pm

    Wow..Purple! My favorite color, right up there with pink. Glad to see there are other people out there that think outside the box when it comes to ‘traditional’ Christmas colors. I have done a number of Holiday things in various shades of pinks and purples. Now if I could just get my blog in gear…lol. This is a great idea, thanks Lynn. Mary-Carol in very windy and cool Las Vegas.

  3. December 13, 2008 / 5:24 pm

    Honestly, I’d be honored to hang this adorable ornament on my tree and call it my very own because I rarely ever stitch anything for myself. You know how it goes. We seem to always be stitching things for other people while the stash we buy with ourselves in mind just seems to gather dust. 🙁 I stitch an ornament for my little boy every year (he has three on the tree now) and it would be nice to look at the tree and see something someone stitched just for me! 🙂 Selfish, I know, but I’m being honest. It really is quite adorable, and I love the purple!

  4. December 13, 2008 / 5:48 pm

    Your work is beautiful. The purple is striking. I had never considered purple a Christmas color until now. I would love to receive one of your ornaments which you had made.

  5. December 13, 2008 / 5:48 pm

    You do lovely work. The colors you have chosen are beautiful. I would love to receive one of your ornaments. Thank you for being so generous.

  6. December 13, 2008 / 7:01 pm

    WHOA! You did a GREAT job! They are really NICE! Well please add me to your drawing? My ONLY grand daughter loves purple and I am starting her ornament collection this Christmas. She graduates in the spring from high school. I KNOW she’d love it if I had this one to add to mine for her! She’s interested in CCS so maybe these will give her incentive to stitch too? Thanks so much for sharing with us all! Merry Christmas! Lynn

  7. Anonymous
    December 13, 2008 / 9:17 pm

    I love this… looks great in purple! Thanks so much for the chance 🙂

  8. December 13, 2008 / 9:17 pm

    I’d like to win this to hang in my granddaughter’s room. She likes purple and already has 2 other hanging (stitched) ornaments to keep it company. Marie W.

  9. Robbin D
    December 13, 2008 / 9:18 pm


    It looks wonderful! I love purple, too, and I think the fuzzy fiber that you used for the cording around the ornament is wonderfully effective. I’ve just taken out my collection of stitched ornaments to start decorarting and I see I’ve used purple for ornaments more than once myself. 🙂 My niece started stitching a stocking ornament over Thanksgiving and she chose a purple color for her ornament, too, so she must take after me.

    No matter who you choose, thanks so much for offering this to us. BTW, your Prairie Schooler ornament is coming along nicely (stitched mine opposite and left the blue until the end, but it was fun to stitch) and thanks so much to the link to the A Mon Ami Pierre freebie!

  10. December 13, 2008 / 11:04 pm

    Both ornaments looks great!! Well done!!

  11. Anonymous
    December 13, 2008 / 11:05 pm

    I just would love to win it because it is handmade and I think that is what makes a good Christmas gift. That you took the time to create this beautiful ornament would mean alot

  12. December 14, 2008 / 12:33 am

    Lynn, I would be honored to hang your ornament on my tree. I love purple (and so many other colors too). Your stitching is all so beautiful! And I adore youlr web graphics (wish I could figure out how to change mine). Thanks for this generous opportunity!

  13. Anonymous
    December 14, 2008 / 8:16 am

    Lynn–I would love to be the recipient of your purple ornament. It could be the first Stitched purple ornament on my purple-themed tree! Thanks a lot for the opportunity!


  14. December 14, 2008 / 8:16 am

    This ornament is just beautiful. I would love to display it along with my other cross stitch ornaments. It would be well loved and greatly appreciated.

  15. December 14, 2008 / 8:17 am

    The ornament was my favorite to stitch this year. I totally love how it came out in the purple. If I won the ornament I would give it to my friend Janice because she absolutely adores purple.

  16. Anonymous
    December 14, 2008 / 4:03 pm

    I would love to be entered for your draw! I like the idea of purple being used instead of the traditinal colours. It came out great. If I won the ornament it would go on my tree to sit aside my budding collection of handmade ornaments.

  17. December 14, 2008 / 4:03 pm

    I would love to add this ornamnet to my tree. What a great color.

  18. December 14, 2008 / 7:23 pm

    There are 4 girls in this house and we ALL love purple! I love the trim you used.

  19. MaryPat
    December 14, 2008 / 9:21 pm

    OH, I’m so a “purple” person — it is my absolutely most favouritest colour!!

    I love the texture effect you achieved. What fiber is that??

    I had also never thought of putting a charm on the back– what a wonderful idea — It is now a good day — I’ve learned something new …

    So, even if I don’t win the luck draw (which, of course, I really, really hope I do), I’ve enjoyed visiting your blog — it made my day!!

  20. December 15, 2008 / 7:49 am

    I would love to win because I love your work.

  21. December 15, 2008 / 9:05 pm

    Oh, my! Purple is my favorite color. I’d love to display your work of art!

  22. December 17, 2008 / 8:27 am

    One word: PURPLE! Really, it is quite beautiful. You did such a lovely job of stitching and finishing it. It is amazing how one pattern done with different colors can be so very different. Please include me in your drawing!

  23. December 17, 2008 / 8:27 am

    Oh that is pretty, and purple is my color. I would like to win this. Thank you for the offer.

  24. December 18, 2008 / 7:24 pm

    I’d be honored to place this on my tree. Purple is truly the color of kings, and very appropriate for the birth of the king of kings.


  25. December 18, 2008 / 7:26 pm

    I love both of those ornaments! I love the purple one the most as I really like purple, but I love the texture of it as well. It is very interesting and so very pretty!