Friday, June 28, 2013

A giveaway....

...I haven't had a giveaway in quite some time...so today is the day!!
I know, I know, I was to do this last Friday...better late than never!!

Someone will win a Moda's Cherry Christmas charm pack by Aneela Hoey and 
a copy of Me and My Sister's new book 3 Times the Charm Book Two.


If you know me at all, you know I love to embroider.
I am always looking for new embroidery designs and patterns
and I'm always encouraging my friend Corinna to let me spend her money
to stock her Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop with new and different patterns and fabrics.

Have you heard of Michelle Ridgway? She is an Australian designer,
and has some of the most adorable embroidery and applique patterns.
I'm sEw happy to have a number of her patterns already...thank you Karen...
and each new pattern Michelle designs is 'calling my name',
like her new Christmas BOM 'Christmas Memories'...
and I luv her 'Gifts of Christmas' Cushion
and her 'Alphabet Stitchery' pattern...is sEw sweet.
It would make the most adorable baby quilt.

Rag-Tag Stitchin' is the name of her pattern company.
Stop by her blog, Michelle Ridgway Designs.  
Check out her designs HEREHEREHERE and HERE
Visit her at Pinterest.
There is an interview about Michelle on the Red Brolly blog.

You may not have heard of Rag-Tag Stitchin' patterns as 
they are not available in the USA...but soon
Corinna will be offering them for sale in her online quilt shop...
Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop
 ...and I'm excited for you and me!! 

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one comment per person
...to win this giveaway please
  • let me know your favorite Rag-Tag Stitchin' pattern/patterns,
  • let me know if Rag-Tag Stitchin'  patterns are new to you,
  • do you shy away from buying International because of the high shipping costs?
  • lastly, would you like a Rag-Tag Stitchin' pattern giveaway?  I'll see what I can do.
**If you are a no-reply blogger you can not win
...make sure I have an email to contact you.**
I will pick the winner July 3rd and post the winner's name on July 4th.
You do not have to be a follower but I would luv it if you were.
Michelle would love to know you dropped by her blog...
leave her a sweet comment, follow her blog and
every now and then 
 a free design from Michelle's sketch pad
shows up on her blog.

till next time...happy stitching and
have a wonderful, wonderful day!!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED








81 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Michelle Ridgeway designs are new to me. My favorite pattern is Christmas Fixin's Stitchery - so cute! Of course shipping costs are part of how I would choose a pattern.

shawn said...

I like her frosty friends stitching book. Thanks for the giveaway.
(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

~Laurie~ said...

Today was the first day that I've met Rag Tag Stitchin' and boy am I glad I did. Such cute patterns! It would be great to have them stocked here in the US - especially because of shipping costs for us. My favorite pattern was the Gather Rosebuds Angel wallhanging. So adorable!! It would be great to have a Rag Tag Stitchin' giveaway!!!!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Sou tão encantada com os padrões de Michelle que gostaria de ter todos.Sim altos custos para o Brasil,não cabem no meu orçamento...uma pena....Obrigada.

tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Christine M said...

I agree with you. Michelle's designs are gorgeous. I was lucky enough to meet her in person last year and she is now a dear friend of mine. She is such a lovely lady. I recently finished her Merry Mistletoe stitchery but I made mine into a banner. Hopefully, you will eventually get Michelle's patterns in the US.

Jennifer Gail said...

I like Tiny Tasks and they are new to me. Shipping costs are a factor.

Shauna said...

I have not heard of Michelle before but love rag tag stitching. I don't normally buy international. Would love a giveaway.

Mimi said...

Rag Tag Stitching is new to me!! I love all her designs, beautiful work, absolutely gorgeous!!! I've only ordered from USA and I am from Canada but I cringe at the expense!!!

Cecilia said...

I really like the Sweet Friends cushion and the Tiny Stitiches sewing kit. Rag-Tag Stitiching is new to me and I do find that I don't order internationaly because of the high shipping costs. And yes, I would love to see a Rag-Tag giveaway. Thanks for sharing the cute fabric and book.

Thim3 said...

Rag Tag Stitching is new to me. I really love all the Christmas patterns...my favorite is the 6 Mini Christmas Stars pattern. I only order in the USA. I would love to be able to buy her patterns in the USA. I think a Rag Tag giveaway would be great.
thim3@hotmail.com

suemac said...

I think I like the "Friends make life a little sweeter" pillow best. I am a little slow to get on the embroidery bandwagon. I need to start with something simple. I had never heard of her designs before.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Rag Tag Stitchin' is new to me too~ and I love embroidery! Her Stitcher's Alphabet is really cute. I generally don't buy international because of shipping, but a giveaway would be great! LOL thanks for the chance~ have a happy weekend!

Joyce said...

I don't believe I have seen her patterns before but signed up to follow her blog because I did like what I saw. Haven't done too much embroidery lately but did like her Christmas items. I don't usually buy internationally because of the shipping, but wouldn't let it stop me if it was really something I wanted. Would love to see a giveaway of a Rag Tag pattern! I am a happy follower of yours!

Lisa Marie said...

I like the pattern for Mr Meltin' Mitten Mender cushion. I have never seen Rag Tag patterns before. I have never bought internationally because of the shipping, and because there is plenty for me to buy in the US. I haven't learned embroidery so I probably wouldn't enter a drawing for embroidery patterns but I think it would be cool for those who do embroider and to get these cute patterns to be more widely known. I follow and enjoy your blog.

Sherry said...

The Christmas fixins stitchery book looks fun. I have not seen Michelle's designs before but I do love embroidery and finding new designers. I follow you and now Michelle's blog.

CaroleM said...

I like the Gifts of Christmas pattern.
I am new to Rag Tag
I absolutely shy away from international shopping due to shipping. I live in Canada and bringing stuff in from anywhere is usually very cost prohibitive.
And 4, sure, giveaways are always good!

MamaT said...

Rag Tag Stitching is new to me, too. I don't usually buy internationally, but did just order British shoes because the shipping was free. I love all giveaways!

Celtic Thistle said...

Had never come across Rag Tag Stitching, but really glad that I did! Love the Stitchers Alphabet stitchery.

I am happy to buy internationally if I can't find what I want locally. I just keep my fingers crossed that I don't get hit with import tax and the PO admin fee :)

I am a happy follower too.

QuiltSue said...

Sorry, I deleted the previous comment cos I hit publish in mid-sentence by mistake!

I loved the Christmas Tree tote bag. It would make a very cute cushion front or wall-hanging too. Its really cute.

I am forever buying for overseas cos fabrics etc ar so much cheaper from the US - usually about half price so even with shipping it's a big difference.

Pamela said...

I liked all the cupcake patterns. I dont know why I am suddenly interested in cupcakes. I bought a cupcake paper piecing paper last weekend. Couldn't resist! I dont think i have ever bought anything overseas so i can speak to the shipping cost. I had not heard of Rag Tag Stitches but would enjoying taking another look. Thanks for the give away!

Gill said...

I like the Mother Nature tote bag - Michelle's patterns are new to me!
I buy PDF's because of the high shipping costs and I'd love another giveaway!

gpc said...

The patterns are new to me. I love her angels, like the cherry cupcake angel. I rarely buy from overseas because the prices in general are higher than what I find here, but I have made exceptions. I usually buy .pdfs when I buy patters from other countries because they seem more reasonable and, of course, give instant gratification. I would love a Rag Tag giveaway!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I like the rosebud wallhanging; but these are new to me. Shipping does determine where I order.

Mhairi said...

My two favourite patterns are: "A Christmas Tail" and "Tiny Tasks"
I have come across Rag-Tag before but have never made one of them. I steer away from international buying because the cost of postage is normally about the same as the purchase price of the fabric.
I would love a giveaway for any of the patterns.

Fiesta said...

Pauline they are new to me. I like christmas tail. Thank you for the chance

Mtntop Quilter said...

Her bear patterns are so cute. The cost of shipping does shy me away from international orders. It would be great if some shops in the states handled her patterns. Thanks

Phyllis said...

I like "Skates For Hire"..such a cute snowman!
Rag-Tag Stitchin is new to me!
I do stay away from ordering international because of shipping costs.
Would love to see a Rag-Tag Stitchin giveaway!
I follow your blog and have signed up to follow Michelle's blog too!
gailxs at Hotmail.com

Jacqueline said...

I like the Christmas patterns. This is a new site for me but I will add her to my favorites. You I already follow and appreciate all the info you give us.

I have never ordered internationally and would like a Rag-Tag-Stitchin giveaway.

Rosa said...

Michael designs are just wonderful.There are many favorite:Warm cinammon and Mr Meltin are one of it.

Many time without ordered internationally,and yes please,I`d love a Rag-Tag Stitching giveaway.

Have a fun weekend.

Linda said...

HELLO,YES I KNOW MICHELE+HAVE ORDERED HER PATTERNS! LOVE HER DESIGNS+"CHRISTMAS FIXIN'S" IS MY FAVORITE. I ORDER FROM ANYWHERE IF I LOVE THE DESIGN.THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Lynda said...

I am corrently working on "frogworks" by Briarwood Cottage, have not worked with embroidery since my grandmother taught me in the 60's. I do not order internationally due to shipping costs, exchange rates, and the multiple charges that financial institutions add on for foreign purchases - it all adds up

Sandy D said...

This is the first time I have seen these patterns and the one I like the best is "Christmas Tail". If I really like a pattern I would pay the shipping price. What I do think about is the length of time it takes to get an item.A giveaway would be great way to introduce us to her.

beaquilter said...

uhhh I have book #1 in this, a great book and made a quilt for my daughter when I was pregnant with her, fitting since she's my 3rd child :-)

KT said...

Nice give away! I am new to these pattens, but man do they look cute! If I see fabric I want I order it, no matter f its international! And who wouldn't like another giveaway!!

barbara woods said...

nice giveaway, i get her blog but that's all didn't know she sold patterns

pinsandneedles said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway! I am new to Rag-Tag Stitchin' but I did see some very cute designs...like Tiny Tasks and Oh Christmas Tree. I do shy away from international purchases due to the high shipping costs not to say I've never order internationally. I'd love to see a Rag-Tag giveaway!

B Larson said...

I had never heard of Rag-Tag Stitchin before but I love her designs. Thanks for sharing.

Lou said...

I had never heard of Rag-Tag Stitchin before but really like her designs esp Mr Meltin' Mitten Mender cushion. Yes I shy away from buying international because of shipping costs. They have become outrageous! I would love to see a giveaway from her:)

Helen said...

I am familiar with Rag Tag Stitchin'. I love her designs and I am particularly keen on O' Christmas Tree. I do order internationally because in New Zealand we are limited to what we can get here but the postage is often prohibitive. And yes, of course a Michelle Ridgway giveaway would be wonderful!

carla said...

Hi!!! I am new to Rag Tag Stitchin'!!!! I am a follower and I would love a pattern give away!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

linny said...

What a great giveaway. I'm very familiar with Michelle's patterns( I live in the same city) & I love them. I enjoy doing the embroidery in the evening. We have some great designers here in Australia. Another giveaway is always welcome.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

GG said...

favorite Rag-Tag Stitchin' pattern=Tiny Tasks small project pocket and needle case. Rag-Tag Stitchin' patterns are new to me.Yes, I try finding (& hunting)for lowest S/H - if I can't get it free.
Sure! I'd like a Rag-Tag Stitchin' pattern Giveaway.
Thanks for this giveaway items.

Mina said...

Yes, these are new to me and my favorite designs are the bears :) If I really like something, I will buy international

Faith said...

Totally new to me, but now I know! My favorite is the Christmas "Skates for Hire" Cushion - makes perfect sense!! Thank you. Faith.

Janarama said...

My favorite Rag-Tag Stitchin' pattern is the Stitcher's Alphabet. Rag-Tag Stitchin' patterns are new to me. I do shy away from ordering anything outside of the U.S. because of shipping costs. It would be wonderful if you would have a Rag-Tag Stitchin' pattern giveaway!

Judi said...

The Rag Tag patterns were new to me. They are pretty cute. Loved all the snowman and Christmas ones especially, and the sewing machine. I don't buy much international, but I would if the price were right. And as for the giveaway from Rag Tag, absolutely yes :D

Janet said...

I have seen Michelle's designs on some of my Australian friends' blogs. I love Cherry Angel, and quite a few others. They are super cute. I buy international occasionally if I really really want something and there is no other way to get it. But prices have gotten VERY expensive (especially from the US of A). I'd love a giveaway of her designs.

Kathy said...

Rag Tags are new to me. I love her Christmas Fixin's and Merry Mistletoe. I have only bought international once. If it is something I NEED to have I don't shy away from the shipping cost. I would love to see a rag tag giveaway. Michele's designs are awesome!

Karen said...

Hi Pauline. This is a wonderful shout out for Michelle. I hope you have had a chance to do some stitching from her patterns. i recently purchased her Alphabet Stitcheries. i saw so many popping up around Blogland that I could no longer resist!!
Have fun with your give away!!
Hope you are enjoying your Summer.

Lee Ann L. said...

My favorite pattern is the sewing notions bear tote and Rag-Tag Stitchin' patterns are new to me. I don't often shop international due to high costs. Thank you for a chance to win.

Judy1522 said...

I have not heard of Michelle before but she has some really great designs. I like her Frosty Morning Cushion pattern. I have never shopped internationally mostly because of the high costs of shipping it just adds too much to the overall cost. I will buy patterns internationally in PDF form if available. A giveaway of one of Michelle's patterns would be nice. Thank you for this giveaway.

barb said...

I really like the mother nature tote. I have never heard of rag tag but enjoyed checking her site out. Shipping cost just plain suck internationally babscorbitt@gmail.com

vicki said...

Rag-Tag Stitchin' patterns are new to me. I like the Tiny Tasks needle case among alot of others. I can't afford postage due to a very limited income, so I don't purchase much. I would be interested in a giveaway of her patterns. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Deb said...

Rag-Tag Stitchin' is new to me. Like Christmas Fixin. Don't purchase international, too expensive to ship. Thanks for the giveaway. carent1@neb.rr.com

Pat V. said...

I've never heard of Rag Tag Stitchin, but this is not surprising as I don't embroider. I did check out the patterns, and Michelle is one talented lady!

robin said...

I've not heard of Rag Tag Stitchin before. I've not done much embroidery lately. I usually don't order from overseas, as I'm assuming the shipping costs would be prohibitive. I like her design of the sewing machine that says My Sewing Notions.

Rhonda D. said...

I am new to Rag Tag Stitchin'. My favorite is
the Tiny Tasks small project pocket and needle case. Thanks for the chance to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

GailM. said...

She's new to me. I like the Christmas tote. Everything is just sweet.

Karrie Smith said...

I like Blooming friendship wallhanging
She is new to me.
I don't buy international bc of the high shipping costs.
I love all giveaways.

Jeane said...

I like Tiny Tasks and shipping is indeed a factor. Thanks for offering the give away, very cool!

Jan Baker said...

Here I go. Love Christmas designs so A Christmas Tail is high on my list. Sorry I don't buy international, just too high. Would love to see a giveaway of some of her patterns. Wonderful giveaway, great book as I buy a lot if charm packs.

Mary said...

Tiny Tasks, It is so sweet. I am not thrilled with the high shipping, but have paid, when I am really interested in an item.

Carla G said...

I like Merry Mistletoe.
I'm new to Rag-Tag Stitchin' patterns.
Yes, shipping costs are a big deciding factor in my purchases.
Yes, I'd love a Rag-Tag Stitchin' pattern giveaway.
Thanks for a chance to win! :)
bcgeates at netbistro dot com

Bettina Groh said...

It has been a long time since I did such embroidery but her designs are delightful! Loved the one where the center block of a quilt has bears!! Shipping costs can be a problem especially from Australia... the reverse , from the US to Australia, is also high!!
Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

JudyCinNC said...

Thank you, Pauline for telling me about Michelle and her lovely designs. I love, love, the "cozy me" stitching cushion and Gingerbread Kises surely is speaking to me... I will be checking back for when they are available. Judy C in NC sends her best to you.

Helen said...

Hi Pauline, Happy Canada Day! I spoke with you last year when I did my first ever Blog Hop (Thanks for all the advice). Anyway, I was not sure what a Rag Tag was till I went poking around. And YES I would love to join in. I just adore the Tea Party Rag Tags. The stitching is beautiful!

Judy B said...

All I can say is WOW such beautiful stitchery! I love the Mother Nature tote. This is a new designer to me, but one I would order from.

Marg Head said...

Hi Pauline. I hope I am not too late to get into the give-a-way. We had a wonderful Canada Day in Port Dover - went to the boat parade but missed the street parade. Hope you have a wonderful July 4th. I have never heard of Rag-Tag stitchin but have checked it out. I really like the Circle of Friends pattern. Shipping costs are definitely a factor - I really like free shipping. If possible, I would love a Rag-Tag giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love to you and DH

PK Sews said...

I liked the Shades of Audrey wallhanging pattern. I had not heard of Rag-tag before, but I'm glad that you introduced us. The patterns are darling! Regarding shipping - yes, high shipping costs always make me think twice about buying something. And yes, I'd love to see a Rag Tag giveaway! And finally, thanks so much for this giveaway and for your inspiring blog!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I liked the Circle of Friends. These are new to me, but one did look familiar. I usually only order overseas if it's a PDF file. I do shop at Crazy Quilt Girl.

Michelle said...

I am not new to Michelle's patterns, I have a couple, right now I am working on Gingerbread kisses! I love her patterns and so will you.
Michelle.

Nicole said...

I'm not familiar with Rag-Tag, but I also like the Circle of Friends pattern. I would prefer not to pay shipping, but it doesn't deter me from getting something I love.

Hope you have a wonderfuly July 4th.

Diane H said...

Love Michelle's adorable patterns. One of my favourites is the Mother Nature Tote Bag. Have a safe and happy 4th.

Kathy H said...

Red tag is new to me. My favorite is Christmas Fixin's stitchery. I usually don't buy from overseas because of the shipping costs and if there are any problems, I think it would be harder to resolve them. I would love to see a giveaway with one of those beautiful patterns.

Sue Bennett said...

I like several of her designs but the Circle of Friends is one I have to get.

suebennett1975@gmail.com

Christa Hitchcock said...

Among my favorites are the Skates for Hire, Gingerbread Kisses, Honeybear Wishes, and Circle of Friends, although I didn't see that one on her blog. I have heard of Michelle/Rag Tag but do not have any of her patterns. And a pattern giveaway is always a welcomed event!!

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

I was not familiar with Rag-Tag Stitchin' designs, so, thanks for the info. I like the sweet friends pattern. International shipping costs are a factor but English speaking countries work easier for me. Thanks for the giveaway. The Me & My Sister book looks intriguing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

First thought was Gifts of Christmas would be my favorite but honestly that Circle of Friends you showed today...that's my latest favorite. :). Blessings, marlene

andri. said...

Gingerbread Kisses is cute:)

Mystica said...

Not familiar with Rag Tag Stitchin at all. This is the first time I've seen this. Circle of Friends is nice. Thank you for the giveaway.

ledamewood said...

I was not familiar with Rag Tag stitching, so thank you for the introduction. I do tend to shy away from International shipping because of the cost, so a chance to win one her patterns would be great. I love the Stitchers Alphabet.

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