October 25, 2009

My Giveaway!!


Hi Everyone!..I wanted to get pics of my giveaway on here...Time to get up for church will come soon, but I wanted you to see what you will be getting if I draw your name...I HOPE you LIKE it!!..I free handed without a pattern...Just LOTS of thought as I stitched...You will receive the "Christmas at the Olde Homestead" pinkeep and framed "Christmas 1762"sampler...The quilt piece and coverlet are NOT included...I took pics with flash and without...

I amaze myself sometimes...I free handed the "Christmas" in the frame...Praying the whole time it would fit inside the frame when I finished and not be a waste of my time...Can you see it fit perfectly??!...I just had to share that with you!!..Ha!Ha!...I was so thankful!!!

























ok...I'm going COMPLETELY out of my element, but I wanted to ask what your opinion is....I have been getting emails about my free-handed items asking if I sell them as patterns..I'm always VERY flattered...But as I continue to get them I wanted to ask your opinion if my VERY SIMPLE freehand is pattern worthy???...So all my "friends"(Followers) that are x-stitchers or admirers of x-stitch....What do you think???...Give me your honest opinion!!...


Ok.....Go down to the previous post if you would like to add a comment to be added for the drawing...

Until next time~~hugs,Jen

49 comments:

Homestead Wares said...

Yes..they are pattern worthy...and I already gave you my oppinion...

You did a great job on your give away items...

Gollywobbles said...

Your work is beautiful. I love the fact that you didn't use a pattern, making your items truly one of a kind. I'd be doing the happy jig for a week if I won your give-a-way! Warm smiles, ~Sam/Gollywobbles

Kathy said...

your work is AWESOME!! and you do make them into patterns.. they are one of a kind! THANKS for sharing your talents in a giveaway!!!

basketsnprims said...

Jen ~
Make them into patterns ~ I love them & you know I love crows.
hugs,
Pam

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I'd really love to have an original of yours, I love your creations and I would be one of your first customers:) Go for it!!!
Rondell

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

You do beautiful work, Jen!
Very worthy of pattern offerings :)

Love your giveaway too...fabulous, girl!

Have a beautiful day.

Jody said...

I sure would buy them....I love your work!

Mary said...

Love them!!! I cross stitch and yes, they are pattern worthy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

As a stitcher, I say yes make patterns!! I love all the freehands you have shown, As i am not at the point to come up with my own thing yet! LOL

Chatty Kathy~Palmetto Prims said...

Beautiful work!! Pattern worthy? Absolutely!!! I would definitely make a purchase.

Kris ~ Simply Prim said...

I LOVE your work, Jen!! I would definitely buy your patterns!! Would you be selling them as e-patterns? That is a great feature; I love being able to download a pattern and start stitching right away!

Take care,
~Kris~

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

I love them both but especially the pinkeep one. Very simple and prim. If I were you I would definitely make them into patterns and the finished pieces are adorable. I cross stitch every day but sure wouldn't mind winning your wonderful giveaway.
Nice work and love your blog.

Robin said...

Yes ~ make them into patterns. E-patterns would be nice. Love all your designs

Robin

Sherri/Here Goes My Life said...

I say go for it. You are very talented. I know they would sell and I would be first in line:)Sherri

Tarrah at The Pottery Shed said...

Very worthy! I just bought 2 other x stitch patterns and yours are just as great....go for it girl!

Audrey said...

I say yes to the patterns. I have not stitched in years although I was pretty good back in the 80's. To you they may seem simple but to a newbie what a great starting point and not to over whelming. I have looked at a few prim ones I would love to do but the projects seem too big to be just starting again.
I would buy from you.

WoolenSails said...

I like simpler stitchery, I cannot focus my eyes long enough for larger ones and the small ones are great for gift giving. You could do a booklet with various designs that people can mix and match.

Debbie

Angie said...

i would definitely purchase patterns from your designs~go for it!

PrimWyoGirl said...

Jen, your items for the giveaway are so wonderful! I would love it if I won! These two are spectacular! If I did x stitch I would definately be interested in your patterns, so yet, I think you should sell them.
Jayne

UPON A HILL said...

Yes, put then into patterns.

Diva Kreszl said...

these are simply divine!!! and by all means, yes to the patterns...all of us stitchers would love it!

paynterfamily4 said...

Jennifer -
Hi my name is Traci and I think you freehand work is awesome! Freehand comes from the heart and adds character and gives more of a homemade feel that if a pattern was used. Freehand is truly OOAK!
Keep at it - Love it!

Traci (:

stefanie said...

i love your freehand stitchery, they truly look vintage, please enter me for your gorgeous give away

Christine said...

This may get me back ino x-stitching.....something simple , but has a big impact. Love the designs!
Christine

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

Holly Cow Jen... You have a wonderful God given talent, never doubt yourself!
If you are getting a lot of e-mails asking about your free hand work that right there should tell you something.
Go for it girl, give your peps what they are asking for!
Blessings to you,
Linda*
P.S. I'm likin' what I'm seein'..:)

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Yes, they are worthy. Your work is awesome. I crosstitch but could not do a freehand pattern.

Go for it.

Your giveaway items are out of this world.

Maxine

Robby said...

Jennifer they are great....and yes...your patterns are worth selling!!!!! Go for it. xxxRobby

peggy said...

Jen, just love your stiched items. Wish I could do it. I live in Wilmington, Nc, and we have no prim shops around. I discovered your blog, via your article in Mercantile Gatherings. Your life has so many wonderful blessings, and you are such a joy to read about. Please enter me in your giveaway. I collect crows, could it be better!!!
Peggy Spencer
popsr@bellsouth.net

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Your handwork is wonderful, pattern worthy, yes! Being that it is freehand as you say, then it is hard to put in a pattern. I would add a disclaimer about your "style" so that people understand they can freehand stitch and it makes it there own too. Your pattern would be a starting point, and reference. It's kind of like baking from scratch, most times it works out and is surprising, but sometimes things don't. LOl, best wishes on your decision.

Carla said...

I love your work and of course, it is pattern worthy. Love the giveaway offerings, too!

Megan @ Stitchinthedayaway said...

Oh, I think your stitchins are awesome!! You would do very well w/ patterns!!! Great job & very nice giveaway :)
I would be so happy to win.........
Megan

my3Kitties said...

I say YES -- love your creativity & your color choices too! I would be interested, i'm always looking for simple prim items to stitch!!
Tammy

Simple Dimple Primitives said...

Absolutely adorable!!!!!!!!!
Creative & talented lady you are!

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Jen , You did a great job on both items. Yes, you can make them into patterns. If you consider the economy on those days and make patterns with accessible prices, you will have a lot of customers. Your stitches are awesome.

In His service, Anne said...

Your stitching is great..I would do the patterns if I were you. I would love to win your Chirstmas items!!!
Anne

Martha said...

Yes, they are pattern worthy, I love your work! Give it a try. I know many ladies who created their own style of cloth rag doll and then branched off into the patterns. They made more money selling patterns! Good Luck whatever you decide to do!

ShirleyP. said...

You do beautiful work. Definitely make them into patterns. I would love to win your give-a-way. ShirlyP.

PineyWoodsPrims~Dena said...

I really think all of your sweet creations are pattern worthy. Go for it! I will be a customer. Blessings to you in whatever you decide to do. Have a great day.

Beckyjean said...

Jen~

Love your work. All your stitchings are pattern worthy. Your giveaway is so wonderful.

Hugs~Becky

linda said...

I look forward to your one of a kinds.... yes they are pattern worthy.........

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

I think your work is wonderful! It is BEYOND "worhty!" The simple-ness of it is an ART! Not everyone can attain such a feat! I can't offer any advice about whether to sell patterns or not, but I can tell you that I would struggle very hardif I tried to immitate something you made. I know I could never do it!

Jessica @ Colorado Crafter said...

Yes I do think they are pattern worthy. I personally can look at your photo and be able to stitch it without a pattern, but new stitchers always benefit from even a simple pattern, that's my opinion! I think you did great making those with no pattern.

Becky said...

Yes, please offer in patterns. Your work is awesome!!! I would love to purchase your patterns.

Take care,
Becky

Sherrie said...

Jennifer, I have beeen stitchin' since 1977 and love it as much today as the day i was introduced to it. Your patterns are wonderful!! Simple and fun with a GREAT prim look. They appeal to all of the country/prim girls and I do think you would do well if you decide to market them. You really have a talent so do not deny yourself of this adventure if it is what you want!! Thanks for sharing and for goodness sakes....add me to the give-a-way! Happy Birthday my friend!! Sherrie

Patti said...

Absolutely they are pattern worthy! Even better if they are available as e-patterns for instant gratification :)
Quick finishes ~ my favorite!

Blessings, Patti

Goat Creek Grandma said...

I love your work! Please enter me into your giveaway. I think you should go for it and try selling your patterns. It can't hurt, right?

Take Care,
Debbie

Cheryl said...

yes- yes -yes and where do you get those darling frames?? Love them

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Jen, I love your work. You do such a wonderful job on the giveaways.
Could you please enter me in the giveaway.I sure would love it!!!
God Bless
Tricia
Hillcrest Home Prims

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Jen, I love your work, could you enter me in your giveaway!!
God Bless
Tricia
Hillcrest Home Prims