Wednesday, 11 July 2012







 Giveaway Time!!...

...from one of my lovely sponsors Avery Homestore.

I have actually met Jo, the owner of Avery, in real life and so was delighted when she wanted to be one of my sponsors.
Jo's store is a little different from my others - as well as being online it is also a real life bricks and mortar shop, where she stocks a great range of fabrics amongst other delights.




 Jo is a very talented quilter herself and also has a particular flair for embroidery, of which she has designed these amazing patterns. I am totally in awe of her skills and ability to design these intricate patterns. They are all now available as PDFs for you to produce your own version and you can also get Perle Cottons in all the necessary colours in store too. Personally I'm quite drawn to Boris, but if you can't decide Jo offers a complete set of all 4 of her characters for just £6.50.


Another big attraction at Avery Homestore is the selection of wools on offer. I know I mainly stick to sewing these days but I do have a bit of a soft spot for piles of yarn, particularly when they are as delicious looking as these. Rooster Almerino is a luxurious, soft blend of Baby Alpaca and Merino wool. The only problem with them is... how on earth do you decide which colours you can leave out!!


Avery Homestore is based in Edinburgh and I suggest you take a visit if you are lucky enough to live nearby as I have just touched on what Jo has to offer. One thing I will quickly add before I tell you about the giveaway - are you still with me? - is the extensive range of Craft Classes Jo runs, from weekly evening classes, to Half and Full Day classes, teaching everything from her cute little owls, to making an heirloom-in-waiting like the one below.


Ok so the giveaway. Quite frankly if you have stayed with me this long you deserve to win!

Jo is generously offering a PDF pattern of your choice to 5 - yes 5! - winners and, this is where it gets more exciting...the first name out of the proverbial hat also gets a full set of 10 Perle Cottons as shown in the pick at the top, a prize worth about £30...pretty damn generous I'd say!

Here's how you can win..

1 entry for telling me which pattern you would choose...
another entry for following my blog before or now...
another entry for follow Jo's blog before or now...
another entry for signing up to Avery Homestore's Newsletter...
a final entry for tweeting about it.

So 5 chances to win...what are you waiting for??!

Giveaway open until this time next week - end of play Weds 18 July 2012.

120 comments:

Gill said...

Great giveaway!!
I love Jo's 'Sampler Tree'

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Gill said...

I follow Jo's blog

Gill said...

...and I get the newsletter!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I'd choose the sampler tree - I've been dreaming about it since I saw it on Jo's blog! Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I'm a new follower and I'm not sure why I wasn't following before now!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I follow Jo's blog.

Archie the wonder dog said...

And I receive the newsletter - thank you!

Charlotte said...

oooh, that sampler tree is amazing!

Charlotte said...

and I am a proud stalker ;-)

AliceAndFlorence said...

Love the patterns! Especially the sampler tree. A great give away !

AliceAndFlorence said...

I am now following your blog. Great give away. Love the sampler tree !

dosierosie said...

I like the tree .
Gillx

dosierosie said...

I am a follower.
Gillx

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Fab giveaway! I also love the sampler tree but they're all gorgeous - my kids would love Boris and the chicken!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I am a follower :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I follow Jo's blog!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I already subscribe to the newsletter!

Kylie Hunt said...

Wow! What a wonderful giveaway and what a fabulous shop! Those crochet cottons have me drooling here (in a nice way, of course!) :) Nice post Karen. Kx

Jenelle said...

I love Boris and his Chicken! This would be so fun to stitch. :) Thanks for the chance!

Jenelle said...

I am now following Jo's blog. Thanks for introducing me! I can't wait to poke around. :)

Jenelle said...

I follow you. :)

Kristys Stitches said...

Well I am already your follower, I am now Jo's follower and I love the Sampler Tree...but I have never tried embroidery so if I was lucky enough to win I wouldhave a new hobbie :)

Nicky said...

I follow you - of course I do!

Nicky said...

I follow Jo too! I mean she lives in Edinburgh! Makes the cutest embroideries! And lovely with it!

Nicky said...

I'd have to choose Rufus and the Excitable Owl though that sampler tree is very tempting too!

Nicky said...

Signed up to the Newsletter!

Vixanne said...

Ooooo - lovely stuff. I really like the sampler tree (so pretty) but I'm also quite fond of the Rufus designs aswell.

Vixanne said...

I follow Blueberry Park :)

Vixanne said...

I am following Jo's blog.

Vixanne said...

I've signed up for the newsletter.

susan said...

I am torn between loving Boris and wanting to embroider the tree as well. I'd have to flip a coin.

susan said...

I follow Jo.

susan said...

I already get the newsletter.

Catherine said...

I would choose Rufus!

Catherine said...

I'm a new follower of your blog!

Catherine said...

I already follow Jo's blog!

Catherine said...

...and I already get the newsletter! Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

hueisei said...

I love Sampler Tree!

hueisei said...

I follow your blog!

hueisei said...

I follow Jo's blog

hueisei said...

Tweeted - https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/223408030509830144

hueisei said...

Subscribed!

giddy99 said...

I would choose Hester! I'm more of a "fox" person, but I love Hester's face! :)

giddy99 said...

I follow Bearpaw already! :)

giddy99 said...

I'm following your blog!

Kay said...

My favourite pattern is The Sampler tree. Thanks got the giveaway.
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Kay said...

I follow Bearpaw already.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Kay said...

I already recieve the newswletter.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

giddy99 said...

I already subscribed to the Avery homestore newsletter!

Julie said...

I love the sampler tree. It is so clever. Juliex

Julie said...

I follow you.

Julie said...

And I follow Jo.

Julie said...

And I'm signed up to the newsletter!

giddy99 said...

I tweeted this marvelous giveaway! https://twitter.com/giddy99/status/223419711663255552

Martina said...

I love all, but the sample tree is my favourite!

Martina said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Martina said...

I already follow bearpaw blog.

Rafael's Mum said...

I'd choose Boris and the chicken

Rafael's Mum said...

I'm following you now

Rafael's Mum said...

I already follow Jo

Rafael's Mum said...

I'm a subscriber to Jo's newsletter

Rafael's Mum said...

And I've tweeted about it

Amy said...

Oh, my favorite pattern is "Boris and his Chicken". So sweet.

Amy said...

I follow your blog via google reader.

Amy said...

I follow Jo's blog via google reader as well.

Elsa said...

My favorite pattern is ~ Boris and his Chicken. So cute and colorful!

Elsa said...

I'm a follower ~ love your blog.

Elsa said...

I get Jo's newsletter too!

karen said...

Ohh I would pick all of Jo's patterns - what a lovely set they make

karen said...

i'd pick each and every one of Jo's wonderful designs - they make a beautiful set.

karen said...

I follow Jo's blog

dolores said...

I <3 any kind of tree so that's what I think it would have to be!:)

dolores said...

I follow Jo.

dolores said...

I receive the newsletter too!:)

Connie said...

I'm a follower and love the Sampler Tree!

Liz DandeliondD said...

I would chose Oggle xxxx

Liz DandeliondD said...

I follow Jo's blog xxx

Liz DandeliondD said...

and I follow here too xxxx

Lisa said...

I really love the sampler tree.

Lisa said...

I follow you already, & thank you for the giveaway :)

Lisa said...

I just joined Jo's blog

Lisa said...

I've signed up for the Avery Homestore newsletter.

cherylj said...

I follow your wonderful blog

cherylj said...

I would make the owl pattern first, I love owls

Joss said...

Great giveaway. I'd choose the sampler tree pattern

Joss said...

I already follow Jo's blog

Joss said...

I also get Jo's newsletter

Joss said...

I will also now follow your blog x

quilt happy said...

i like the tree pattern

quilt happy said...

i follow you

quilt happy said...

i get jo's newsletter

liniecat said...

thank you so much!
I just adore the sampler tree

liniecat said...

I am already a follower of Bearpaw...and would select her wonderful
sampler Tree if I hada choice in the draw..........~

Patchwork and Play said...

I follow Jo's blog!

Patchwork and Play said...

And I am now following your blog!

Patchwork and Play said...

Love all the patterns but the sampler tree is calling to me!

Elisabeth said...

Wonderful giveaway! I already bought Hester and the Sampler Tree so I would choose Rufus and the excitable owl.

Elisabeth said...

I follow your blog.

Elisabeth said...

I follow Jo's Blog.

Elisabeth said...

I get the newsletter.

Elisabeth said...

I've 'twittered' about your giveaway.

katie said...

I love them all, especially the Sampler tree. I'm already signed up for the Newsletter and I've done a couple of classes already, with 4 more signed up...

memmens said...

I already have my own hooped Oggle the Owl made by jo's fair hand! so I'd love the sampler tree pattern to try to make to go with it! thanks

memmens said...

I follow using RSS - thanks

memmens said...

I'm already a follower of Jo's blog

Wendy said...

I'd choose the sampler tree, it's beautiful

Wendy said...

I follow your blog

Wendy said...

I follow Jo's blog

Wendy said...

I already recieve the Avery newsletter

handmadebytracie said...

I love rufus and the excitable owl.

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handmadebytracie said...

I am already a follower of your blog via my wordpress reader

handmadebytracie at gmail dot com

handmadebytracie said...

I am a new follower of Jo's blog via my wordpress reader

handmadebytracie at gmail dot com

Sandy said...

Oh how I'd love to win the beautiful tree pattern! Thanks for the chance!

Sandy said...

I am already a follower of Jo's blog...she does such awesome embroidery!

Christine said...

Lovely stuff! I'd chose the sampler tree, so pretty

Anonymous said...

I am picking the sampler tree:)
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heleen said...

I love the sampler tree

Hoola Tallulah said...

I am drawn to Boris, my son's name is Bear... am also digging the fox and bunny, no wait, I WANT THEM ALL! Fabulous! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway :)

Hoola Tallulah said...

I am also a follower :)