I thought as I hadn't done a giveaway for quite some time and as I am getting truely fed up with the winter I would do a little giveaway for a softer, warmer time - Valentines Day!!

Now I do have a couple of little rules for you and these are:
1. All you have to do is leave your name in the comments part for THIS POST only   if you leave a comment on another post I'm afraid you won't be entered, and neither will email entries

2. I also need to know how to contact you in case you are the winner! Please don't forget to leave me YOUR NAME & EMAIL details when you post in the comments (as again I will not be able to enter you into the drawing)

This is open to everyone even if you don't blog, and wherever you might live.

I will draw the winning name ON  Thursday 21st January (usually between 15:30 - 16:30 GMT), so check back to see if you have won.

Now you are probably wondering what I'm giving away well its just a little trifle and I reall hope that you like it and want to join in ............

...... The designer is Heart in Hand and its called 'Roses are red', I've stitched it on 32ct Antique white linen, using Gentle Arts thread - my own choice as usual LOL! and I have added a little ribbon rosebud (I know its not red, but I only had the dark pink), then its finished as a little ornament with a satin ribbon hanger, sewn on with a mother of pearl button on the back.

Thankyou for your kind concern about my gum abcess, I have ended up off work for most of last week, my face swelled up on the right side - it was huge, my top lip looked like I had had botox (with half a trout pout) and I looked  like a cross between Quasimodos sister and Churchill the dog, (Uk'ers will know who I mean for the dog) not at all attractive I can tell you, and usually I need all the help I can get to look part ways nice - most of the swelling has gone down, though there is still a bit there today on my top lip and under my cheek bone, but the antibiotics have certainly started to work, its been quite painful too, I can't lie on the pillow with my cheek on the right side (which is my normal way) as it gets much to painful and wakes me up. But I need to work so I am braving the banter of the guys I work with and going in tomorrow with plenty of pain killers and killer retorts LOL (I hope LOL)

So even though I have been off I have done little stitching apart from my giveaway and nothing on 'Finch Song', but I have stitched something for a friend this weekend to celebrate her grandsons christening, which I'll show later this week when I've done the finishing


Anonymous said...

How about "You should see the other gal"? or "I zigged when I should have Zagged." Maria S.

FayeRaye said...

What a darling ornament!! I would love this to make for my Valentines Day tree and also do make one for a friend..thanks so much for your genorosity! Faye (lower case L not a number one)

My needle and thread said...

I've been following your blog for over a year now and you have inspired me to start my own stitching blog, keep up the good work
Sonja C

Margaret said...

What a beautiful giveaway! I'd love to win anything you've made, you do such wonderful work!

I hope you're feeling better now. How awful for you -- I bet the pain killers didn't help much with stitching. Hope you don't get too many comments at work. :( (I think my email addy is there, but just in case it's margaretlcny AT gmail DOT com.

staci said...

That is a beautiful trifle! I would love a chance to win it :) Thank you so much.

Stitcher said...

Your giveaway is beautiful, I'd love to be entered.

Su, I don't suppose you fancy another Valentine exchange? We've done two, so how about a 3rd.

Wishing you well


KarenV said...

What a sweet little ornament, I'd love to be entered please Su :)

Hope your gum is better soon.

Carol said...

How sweet you are to offer this! I love your blog, and it has inspired me to start cross stitching again.

Kim B said...

Beautiful giveaway Su! Count me in! And I sure hope you're feeling 100% soon. That sounds awful!

reflections314 (at) gmail (dot) com

Elisa said...

Sending get well wishes for your poorly mouth...

I would love to be enetered into your draw, it is so beautiful


arlette said...

Awwwwww, I felt for your ornament and I'd love to be entered in the drawing, not just that, I'd like to win, lol, it's precious!, congrats and thank you for sharing!

Cathy B said...

I can't pass on this - your stitching and finishing are always gorgeous. Please include me in your draw!

Cathy B

Никушка said...

Hello from Russia! I hope you will better soon! And I so like your blog! It is a great giveaway, very cozy and beautiful!!! I will be happy win it with warm of your hands! Love from Russia Nika

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful ornament, I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. I hope work isn't too bad for you tomorrow, I've had an abscess before and it was the most painful experience I've ever had.

lena-lou said...

Hope work goes OK tomorrow and your mouth allows you not too much discomfort, I have been off work too.

Your ornie is gorgeous Su! Hmmm , hmmmmm oh go on put me in the mix for the draw too please :-)) Thanks luv h xx

Никушка said...

O, yes my e-mail:

Joanie said...

This is so pretty! What a great pick-me-up in a dreary winter.


Myra said...

Ouch! Gum/tooth problems are just awful. I hope you feel all better soon.

Your little ornament is lovely and I would be proud to display it in my home. Please enter me in your drawing. myrast at embarqmail dot com

The French Bear said...

Beautiful, please enter my name! Hope you feel better soon, no one likes any gum or tooth problems, especially an abscess, yikes!!!!!
Margaret B

angelasweby said...

Oh Su,
Poor thing. I am so sorry about your gum. I must have missed that message. It's no fun having an abcess in the gum and certainly no joke looking like Churchill :>) Sorry - hope that brought a smile to the left side of your face :>)

Su I absolutely adore your little Valentine pillow. Please add my name to your draw.
Get well soon.
Angela xx

Deb said...

I'd love a chance to win this. Your pieces are always so beautiful.

Sorry to hear about your abcess. I think mouth pain has to be just about the worse thing that you can go through. If you're anything like me, painkillers tend to put a damper on doing much of anything.

Diana said...

What a lovely heart ornament! The silk rose you added is really nice,too. I sure would like to be added to your giveaway.

corinna said...

so sorry about your gum
hope you heal up soon
sweet giveaway

Blu said...

Hope you feel better soon!

What a beautiful ornie! Please enter me in your giveaway.


Melody said...

Please include me with the others for your drawing! What a wonderful Valentine!

Hope your abcess clears up soon.


katica said...

I would love enter. Such a beautiful ornament!

Hope you feel better soon!!!


Nancy said...

A very pretty ornament! Such a beautiful piece to giveaway, and I would love a chance to win it!
Thanks Su!

Patti said...

Hi Su,

I love it. Please enter me for this giveaway and I have posted a link from my blog to yours with a picture - like you need anymore entries but it never hurts.

Patti xxx

Jeanne said...

Such a lovely ornament! Please add my name to the drawing

Jeanie said...

What a beautiful giveaway !

I would love to be entered in your draw please.

Hope you feel better soon !

Anonymous said...

I love your blog..exquisite taste, and workmanship! I would love a chance to enter. :) Thank you, Terry in Texas

Danielle said...

Lovely work! I'm coming out of lurkdom and hopefully much more now this year. I've been out of the stitching loop and I really miss it! Hope you're feeling better--teeth issues are the worst!
Danielle (

lynda said...

That's a lovely piece and I would love to be entered in your drawing. Thank you!

Pike said...

SOOOOOOOOOO pretty, please enter me.

All the best,
Pirjo from Finland

valerie said...

Su, what a wonderful valentine's ornie. I love HIH! I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

I do hope your gum feels better. It's awful to have dental work done. Hopefully your co-workers will be kind and if not, be sure to have witty comments to throw back at them! :)


Anonymous said...

Hope you gum gets better quickly - sounds very painful indeed.

I would love to be entered into your giveaway draw please.


Ellen said...

What a beautiful ornament! Sure would love to own it, please enter my name in your giveaway.


Nina said...

Su, this is so adorable ornament :)
You are very kind to think about Valentine's day now, thanks for this giveaway, please count me in.

Have a great day,


Teresa S. said...

You are the Queen of Smalls! Please enter me in the giveaway!

Teca said...


Greetings from Hungary.
Please include me in your draw!


Nic said...

I'm glad you're feeling a bit better, abcesses are awful...

I'd love to be entered in the draw ... my email is nic(dot)wray(at)gmail(dot)com

Edit said...

Your stitches are beautiful Su, and this lovely little ornament for the giveaway... I wish I would be the lucky winner :)

Wishing you a nice week,
Edit (edit.stitching @ without the spaces, of course)

Carol R said...

Sorry to hear of your abscess Su, I had one just before Christmas so I know exactly how you feel! I hope the antibiotics sort it out.

Please enter me into your draw for the gorgeous Valentine ornament.

clob said...

Roh what a wonderful giveaway !
thanks for alls
i like the Heart in hands patterns .. and i found this one so beautiful !
i hope your face will be better now ! courage !
kiss from south of france

tina said...

Complimenti per tutti i tuoi lavori, sono splendidi!! Partecipo con immenso piacere..e spero di avere fortuna!!
Buone crocette


Edige said...

Oh, this is so cute! Of course I'd like to join on your giveaway too.
Thank you for the chance,
Edit from Hungary
edige08 @

Barb said...

Hi Su, Oh I love your work and would really like to own this pretty. Please enter me and good luck to everyone and whoever wins I am sure will be thrilled. Hope that abscess settles down soon and you can enjoy your stitching again.
Take care

Ukka said...

Hi!What a sweet Candy!!!Fantastic!!!Stitching looks great!The colors and design are really pretty!I added a link to the sidebar
Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

Greetings from Russia,

monique said...

It's lovely! That would make a great birthday gift for me :) PLease enter my name... very generous of you to offer!

Shay said...

I absolutely love the ornament!! Please enter me in your drawing. Hope you feel better soon. ShayR85(at)gmail(dot)com

Delfi said...

Please enter me in the drawing for this lovely trifle!

I hope your mouth heals nicely. Nothing worse than dental pain.


Miss F. dit Soon said...

Waouh, your giveaway is so cute...
Please include me in your draw! Thank you in advance.
Miss F dit Soon from France
(missfditsoon at

devonaz said...

Oh yes I love it,,so please enter my name into the drawing...and thanks so much..

hanna_563 at msn dot com

Alison said...

Love your blog! Hope work goes okay -- nothing worse than any type of mouth pain.

Alison Cave

Tina said...

I hope that your mouth feels better very soon. Please enter me in your lovely giveaway.

Catherine said...

I just found your blog via another. Your finishing is lovely and I would love to be included in your give away!

Gum problems - ouch! I have been down that road and can understand what you are going through. I do hope you are feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty indeed; please include me also in the giveaway.

CarolG said...

I would love to win your valentine ornament! Please enter me in your drawing! Carol Grierson

Jayne said...

I love your blog you do such beautiful finishes,please enter me.

Cari said...

Oh Su, what a beautiful, beautiful little piece - I just love it! I know exactly where I would put it. One of our guest bedrooms is done in pretty pinks and whites with small touches of green and this would look lovely hanging on the wardrobe knob. Your finishing work is always so wonderful and I love your added rosebud.

Thanks for entering me in your drawing.

Cari -

Pilar said...

What a beautiful ornament!
Please include me in your draw! Thank you in advance.

Dovilė said...

thanks Su for your friendship and love:)
please add me for this nice game:)

Vaida said...

Oh, it's a real Valentine and spring treat - I'd love to enter!

Get well soon!

Anonymous said...

I love seeing the pictures of your elegant stitcheries..oh my what a treat to hold one in my hand. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Lenka said...

Your Valentine giveaway is gorgeous! Please enter me in your drawing.

Heather said...

I’d love to sign up for the giveaway. Your ornaments are so adorable. I love reading your blog it really inspires me to stitch :)

lapappilon said...

wow! wow! wow!
wonderful work!
please enter my name.....lapappilon


Anonymous said...

Please include me with the others for your drawing! I love this wonderful ornament!
Greetings and hugs from Hungary,

Solstitches said...

How pretty! Who wouldn't love to win this. I'd like to enter the draw please.


Anonymous said...

Su, please put my name in the hat, it is such a sweet little pillow. Congratulations on all your work. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Diane said...

You always have the most beautiful photos on your blog. I swear you could make a pile of orts look like art!

Please enter me in your drawing.


Karen said...

A beautiful the delicacy of the thread. Nice job.

Sharon said...

How gorgeous! Please enter me.

DonnaTN said...

You poor thing! I just hate it when my face swells for what ever reason, but pain thrown in is too much! I would love to be included in your Valentine drawing. Thank you for your generosity!

Svetta said...


Bulika said...

Hi!My name is Bulika, I have posted your blog candy in my sidebar!
Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

Susan said...

Please include me in your drawing - that's a gorgeous little Valentine's gift!

I'm sorry about your gum - I hope you are able to get it taken care of soon. {{{hugs}}}

Christine said...

Hope your abcess is improving, Churchill is all well and good on adverts, but no-one wants to be compared to him!
I would love a chance to win your giveaway, my email is christine(at)dwilkins24(dot)freeserve(dot)co(dot)uk

Tina D said...

Hi Su,
Happy New Year to you.
Please include me in your draw - your work is exquisite (I should know I've won a beautiful pinkeep from you already). Hope this doesn't exclude me from entering again. Tina (

Yuko said...

It's beautiful as always, Su!
Definitely I want to join in the giveaway!!
Please add my name in the basket!

I will e-mail you in a few days!


Anonymous said...

I love your stitching!! You are an inspiration! Thank you for doing this giveaway.I woud love to be entered for a chance to win that adorable Valentine's ornament...very cute!!!

Kat said...

What a lovely ornament. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks so much, and I hope you are feeling better soon!


Anonymous said...

Please enter me:
Kamara Johnson
P.O. Box 171
Wellston, Oklahoma 74881

blackcat said...

Hi, I would love to make a chance for this give away. Please count me in! I love surprises :)
Dear regards from Moni in Belgium,

Adriana Ortiz said...

Hello Su,
I hope you're feeling better today.

I'l love to receive that beautiful piece in my mail.
This is my e-mail:

Take care!
Adriana (from Ontario,Canada)

Anonymous said...

Please enter my name!!! Beautiful work!!!
Ellen Sharp

♥ Nia said...

Lovely!!! =)
I would love to enter your giveaway! Count me in please :)

Lois said...

Su, hope the swelling goes down soon and the pain lessens. Pain from a dental abscess is just horrible!

I'd love to be entered in your draw. It's such a sweet piece.

Lois - ofneedlesandpins(at)

Anonymous said...

Your ornie's so cute, please enter me in the drawing, thank you soooo much!

Lisa said...

Such a gorgeous trifle! Pls enter me in your drawing. Many Thanks
lisavv2675 at hotmail dot com
(no spaces and 2 v's after lisa not a w)

Anonymous said...

OH I hope I your blog.

Юлия said...

o! it's so beautiful and i want to win it very much!!!!!!!!!!!
My name is Yulia and my adress is

Romy said...

What a beautiful giveaway! thank you for this opportunity, I love all of your works!!!
A big hug,

omashee aka Barb said...

Su, Love your blog and all your stunning stitching. The rose is a beautiful touch. I'd be honored to own one of your pieces.
omashee at msn dot com

P.S. glad the abcess is on the road to healing.

Amy said...

That's really cute Su! I also like the heart in the post before this one! :-)
Congrats on all the finishes!

Happy stitching,

J Rae said...

What a gorgeous giveaway! Please, enter me in your drawing!

Hope your abscess is better!

Jo said...

Thank you so much the ribbon rosebud reallly sets it off, I love it

Jo B

Rachel said...

I'm glad you are feeling a little bit better!

Please enter me in your giveaway! Your works are always gorgeous.


Ysabel said...

Hi, beautiful ornament, I hope I am on time, my name is Ysabel Veronica Black and my e-mail


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