#6 Kind Deeds

Kind Deeds is the sixth in the Village Home series of designs sponsored by The Stitchers' Village.  Intended to be a personal glimpse into the home of each designer or give an element or essence of what their home would represent in the Village.  These are accompanied by an artist statement from the designer.  Diane Graebner of Lynn's Prints says:  "My Village Home would promote kind deeds which are the essence of Amish life.  These folk have become a part of my daily life here, in Ohio."

January Stitching

I hope that I was one of the few who came down with the flu over the holidays.  I was in bed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and the energy took quite some time to return.  Fortunately, stitching does not take a lot of energy, but it does take some concentration.  I have been catching up on my stitching of three of the Village Home series models.  "Kind Deeds" for February.  "Hacienda" for March, and "Happy House" for April.  I have the chart for "Country Village Home" for May but have not pulled the threads and fabric and WILL NOT (even though I love a good start) until I have these three framed.  Back to stitching!

#5 By The Sea

"By The Sea" is the fifth in the Village Home series of designs sponsored by The Stitchers' Village.  Intended to be a personal glimpse into the home of each designer or give an element or essence of what their home would represent in the Village.  These are accompanied by an artist statement from the designer.  Erik Shipley of Ship's Manor says, simply:  "My Village Home would be by the sea!



We had big prizes in the 12 Days of Christmas event on The Stitchers' Village.  I hope everyone had a great holiday season!!

DAY 1 - WINNER - Maria P, from NJ wil receive the Ornament Stitching Prize Package (approximate value $150)
 "Wisdom" Little Sheep Virtue 8 Chart by Little House Needleworks
"Friendship" Little Sheep Virtue 9 Chart by Little House Needlworks
Woodland Owl Ornament Chart w/button from Just Another Button Company
Ornament Frame by Kreinik
Garnet Spiral Christmas Jewel kit by Mill Hill
Gingerbread House Stitch up Kit by Alice Peterson Co
Grandpa's Tractor Ornament Kit by Mill Hill
Snow Pennies Chart by Thistles
6" qsnap Frame by Q-Snap
Advent Box with Ornaments Chart by Rosewood Manor
¼ yard crystal shale fabric by Picture This Plus
Santa's 12 Days of Christmas (3 Charts) by Prairie Schooler
Project bag

DAY 2 - WINNER - Kim R, GA, Just Another Button Company Prize Package (Approximate value $95)
Ewe Look Fabulous Pin Cushion Kit
Woodland owl ornament
Woodland hedgehog ornament
Automn on Town Square chart with button

DAY 3 - WINNER - Donna G, TN, Praiseworthy Stitches Prize Package (Approximate Value $100)
Faith - Simple Gifts chart
Joy - Simple Gifts chart
Courage - Simple Gifts chart
Thanks - Simple Gifts chart
Hope - Simple Gifts chart
Mermaid's Love Tokens chart with embellishments

DAY 4 - WINNER - Dina Z, MD - Needlepoint/canvas Prize Package (Approximate value $300)
"Ingatestone" hand painted canvas, Manor Born series from Leigh Designs
Stitch guide for Ingatestone by Sharon Quick
Recycle chart with canvas & thread by Moonflower Designs
Conserve chart with canvas & thread by Moonflower Designs

DAY 5 - WINNER - Kerry G, VA - Glendon Place Prize Package (Approximate Value $120)
Katherine chart with embellishment pack
Mixed Berry Cheesecake kit
Come Said the Wind chart - signed
Cherries Jubilee chart
Baked Alaska chart

DAY 6 - WINNER - Linda E, WI - Blackbird Designs Prize Package (Approximate value $70)
Le Poulet
Without a Mouse
Spell of the Moon
Peace Rose
Away we Ride
For My Friend

DAY 7 - WINNER - Meari, IL - Little House Needleworks Prize Package (Approximate value $40)
Joyfulness Little Sheep Virtue
Courage Little Sheep Virtue
Simplicity Little Sheep Virtue
A Stitcher's Prayer
Home of a Needleworker

DAY 8 - WINNER - Chera H, OK - Mill Hill Prize Package (Approximate value $60)
Feliz Navidad Santa kit
Joyeaux Noel Santa kit
Angelina angel kit
Gabrielle angel kit
Seraphina angel kit
Jim Shore Christmas Spirit Santa kit
Jim Shore Glad Tidings Santa kit
Jim Shore Purrfect Christmas kit

DAY 9 - WINNER - Valerie C, MI - Lizzie Kate Prize Package (Approximate value $120)
6 Snow Belles Flip-its charts
A Little Snow kit
13 Snippet Santa charts
One Hundred years chart

DAY 10 - WINNER - Angela M, OR -Rosewood Manor Prize Package (Approximate value $55)
English Garden chart
Persian Lace chart
Christmas Stars Quilt Stocking chart
Black Lace Sampler chart - signed
Porch Welcome chart
Advent Box with Ornaments chart

DAY 10 Special Drawing - WINNER - Melanie S. - Learn Needlepoint package donated by Homestead Needlearts

DAY 11 - WINNER - Kim B - 11 Designers Prize Package (Approximate value $120)
 Poinsettias on the Square by Schissortail Designs
Christmas Chickadee by Kitty Kats Original
Mini Samplers by Summer House Stitche Workes
Fresh Blooms - Daffodil by Satin Stitches
Chorus of Angels by Whispered by the Wind
Holiday Tree IV by From Nancy's Needle
Welcome Winter by The Stitching Parlour
Jane Osborn Sampler by Priscilla's Pocket
The Guardian by Patricia Allison
Celtic Beasties Christmas .. Or Knot by Ink Circles
A Quaker Family Tree by Cherished Stitches

DAY 12 - WINNER - Katrina H, - GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE (Approximate value $250)
12 Petites spools of cotton thread by Sulky
Project bag
1/4 yard "Herald" Belfast Linen by Picture This Plus
Jim Shore Festival Friends Santa kit by Mill Hill
Jim Shore Tree Kit by Mill Hill
Snow to Go Mug Rug Kit by The Teachers Pet
Wild Garden LE Kit by Blackbird Designs
Quakers Dozen chart by Long Dog Samplers
6" qsnap frame by Q-snap
Beaded Leaf Needle Book and Ladybug scissor fob kit by The Constant Stitcher
1st 5 designs in the Village Home Series
1 - "English Garden" by Rosewood Manor
2 - "Best Friends Forever" by Glendon Place
3 - "Village Square" by Ink Circles
4 - "I Remember" by Thistles
5 - "By The Sea" by Ship's Manor (you will be the first to receive this chart as the release date is January 1!!)

#4 "I Remember"

"I Remember" from Thistles is the fourth in the Village Home series sponsored by The Stitchers' Village.  Thistles is located in The Netherlands, which officially makes this an international series.  Liezbeth Gottschall's designer statement:  "Our Village Home would be a home together with all my loved ones.  I remember the house where I was born and we lived there with my grandparents.  It was warm and cozy and my grandma, mom, and aunt taught me how to stitch there."