Friday, August 12, 2011

Emma Rose Freedom and Winner Unveiled!

Here she is in all of her glory! I enjoyed so much designing her, from the small rendition of 'herself' to the saltbox house with the cascading willow tree, the bluebird of happiness in flight and the flag...which by the way is correct for the year 1862, I did a bit of research, in 1863, they added another star, so this one is historically correct for 1862!
 Tree of Life Samplings
Emma Rose Freedom
 Weeks Dye Works Confederate Grey 40 Ct.
 The Gentle Art Sampler and Shaker Threads

Like I said in the previous post, it will be on display this weekend, in Maryland at the Norden Crafts suite for all shopowners in attendance to see up close and also to pre-order for their shops!

If you are interested in ordering direct from me, just send me an email and when the patterns are released to other distributors, then I will be able to send you one. You can just purchase the chart, or the chart and linen, or the chart, linen and fibers kitted up! Just let me know what all you would like and I can make sure I have everything in stock!

Now onto our giveaway winner! Congratulations to Siobhan. Please Siobhan, will you email me with your mailing address sometime soon, so I can get your Emma Rose Freedom kit winging it's way to you?

Thank you ALL for your lovely comments, I enjoyed so much reading all that you have previously loved in the Emma Rose Series! I am planning a couple more in the not so distant future, so be watching!

Warmly, Jan @ Tree of Life Samplings

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

**NEW** Emma Rose Series Sneak and Giveaway!

Emma Rose Freedom is slated to be unveiled at the Baltimore Market, this weekend by Norden Crafts!

First came Emma Rose Friendship, second came Emma Rose Christmas and third is coming to your local  needlework shop very soon, IF you are sure to tell them to pre-order this sampler!! This opportunity will go only to the shop owners present at the Baltimore Market August 13-14, 2011! With their pre-orders these shops will receive Emma Rose Freedom at least a week to ten days before any other shops! So, be sure and tell them to visit the Norden Crafts booth and see the model for themselves!!

Would you like a little sneak-peek? 
How about another?
Sorry, they are both a bit fuzzy, since I have a new camera and I haven't had enough time to practice with it much yet. And the model is already in the hands of Norden Crafts, so I can' take any more pics.

Giveaway? Did someone say something about a giveaway too? Oh yes, that was me! Please post to this thread what you like most about the Emma Rose Series to date! Also for another chance at winning, please post the giveaway on your blog. Only other thing you need to do is be a follower of this blog, if you are not already!

Good Luck! Oh, haven't told you what is up for grabs in this giveaway, have I? will receive, IF you win, an autographed copy of Emma Rose Freedom, WITH the Gentle Art Fibers to stitch it, WITH a cut of the 40 ct Weeks Dye Works linen to stitch it on!!

WHAT? You don't stitch on the higher counts??? That is alright, I will substitute a comparable linen in a 32 or 36 count, your choice...I will do my best!!! You need to let me know also in your comment to this thread, which count of linen that you prefer.

PLEASE post to this thread and to your blog no later then Thursday August 11, 2011! Winner will be announced on Friday August 12, 2011!

Thanks much and here is wishing much success at the Baltimore Market this weekend! Safe travels to all of those attending! If you are, Norden has a few more of my models and will  have ALL of my patterns, so be sure and stop in! ALSO, pay Jim and Kristi Pfeiffer from the Gentle Art a visit, since they too have a couple of my other models to see up close and personal! Plus their fibers are scrumptious and wonderful to stitch with!

Have a wonderful week, readers and followers! I will be in touch soon, with a FULL picture of Emma Rose Freedom, will probably post on Friday the 12th!