Friday, February 4, 2011


Since y'all have been so patient as I drone on about my first cross stitch love, Sheepish Designs/Antiques, I thought I would reward you with a giveaway.
In my frenzy to aquire all designs by the beloved SD/A, I sometimes wind up with a duplicate chart or two.

This is 'The McCarthy Sampler, fourth exemplary' designed by C. Daly of Little by Little fame.
The chart is clean and unused, although there is a price written in pen and also a price sticker on the front. (Should that be "There ARE a price and a price?)
The verse reads, "Love the Lord and he will be A tender Father unto thee."

Giveaway Rules:

1. You must be or become a follower. It sounds as though there should be a wicked laugh after that sentence, but really you just become a follower of my blog. (That still sounds a bit scary.) (It reminds me of a button I had on my jean jacket years (and years) ago that read, "Don't follow in my footsteps; I think I stepped in something.")

2. Leave a comment on THIS post. The winner will be drawn at random, but out of curiosity I would like you to include which Sheepish Designs/Antiques you have stitched and a rough count of how many Sheepish Designs/Antiques charts you possess. No, this is not a cunning plan for me to stalk you and trick you out of your SD/A charts! ;) I just thought it would make for interesting comments!

3. Mom, you may comment, but you may not enter. You no longer have any Sheepish Designs charts. If you start to miss them, I will let you borrow my binder on a trial basis every other weekend. BTW, thank you for "letting" me pilfer your charts! :)

4. BTW, I will draw the winner on Tuesday, February 8 at 9am Eastern time. (February 8 just happens to be my 14th wedding anniversary with Louisiana Man)

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Nicole said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous!! I don't think I have stitched any Sheepish Designs yet, but I have several charts. I love em!!

Catherine said...

Love this one! I have only stitched a couple, however, I checked my binder and I have 14 - none of which are the McCarthy Sampler!!

I have to admit, I haven't looked at those in a while, but now I am thinking I should do a few more!!

Oh - and I am a follower!

Elisa said...

oh what a fab design I would love to be entered. I have no Sheepish Design charts unfortunately...but hopefuly I may have one soon...finger's crossed xx

Kimberly R. said...

Lovely Sampler - haven't any Sheepish Designs so far but would love to enter and I am a new follower!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Hazel said...

This is lovely and I would love to have it. I don't have any Sheepish D charts as they are too hard for me to get hold of over here in the uK but I have seen enough of them on Edgar's blog to know that i like them. Wow - your mum stitches?? How wonderful is that. My dad stitches too but not into the stash enhancement lol. x

Mary said...

I have several old charts, but this isn't one of them. I also have the one from the magazine that you stitched (a previous post). I have probably stitched about 4 or 5 over the years. I can't for the life of me remember all the names unless I dig them out of the file. Right off I remember Meg's Bunny, Honeysuckle Vine Sampler, Louisa M Stephens Sampler, and a small sampler from a magazine. I have Yellow House kitted.

I'd love to be entered in the giveaway! Thanks.

Natasha said...

This is a pretty design, I have NEVER stitched one of their designs. I did however find a chart at my local used book store a few years ago. It is "My Christmas Sampler" that is the only Sheepish Design I own. Hopefully I will be the proud owner of two ;)

Thank you for a lovely drawing.

dixiesamplardesigns said...

I don't have any Sheepish Designs charts *sigh*, but I have always wanted one! Does that count?? LOL! And, I LOVE SAMPLERS!!! (surely that counts for something, doesn't it?? **wink, wink**)

I am already a devoted follower and will gladly post your giveaway on my blog...good luck everyone!

Happy Stitchin'

Margaret said...

Oh how exciting! I don't think I've ever seen this design before. I have loads of Sheepish Design charts. It's rather embarrassing actually. I think I have over 50. lol! I do love them. I don't think I've stitched a single one but I have so many I want to stitch someday. Thanks for the giveaway!

Suzanne said...

This is a beautiful chart. I also collect Sheepish Designs/Antiques when I can find them on eBay. I haven't stitched any yet, but I think that I have around eight to ten charts so far. This is a very generous giveaway!

Deb said...

I just heart Sheepish Designs and would love to have a chance to win. This is one chart that I don't have!!

Renee G said...

I would love to make this up. I haven't done a Sheepish Design before, but I really like these.

Raven/Missy said...

Your cat is just gorgeous! What a beautiful shiny coat, just begging for some petting!

I would love to be added into the giveaway. I haven't stitched a Sheepish Design before but this sampler is just gorgeous! I have been a follower for a while :)

Anonymous said...

lovely giveaway I only have 1 sheepish design chart that I won on ebay a few months back, discovered this designer way to late
so this would be perfect for me to start my colllection LOL
oh and I'm a follower
thank you

Katrina said...

Love it, hope I win :-).

Carol said...

Would you believe that I don't own a single Sheepish Design chart? I'd love to start my collection with this one... Thanks for the chance!

And please give that darling kitty a pat for me--I just love black cats :)

Alf N Stitches said...

I have no Sheepish Designs charts and have never stitched one. There, I've confessed, tho, I have drooled over them in the past and I have bid on them on EBAY. :). I am already a follower and would love to be entered in the drawing! Thank you so much. Amy

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

What a gorgeous sampler! I'd love to be entered to win the chart. I am a new follower and invite you to visit my blog as well.

Thanks so much!