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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"My Secret Garden" and a giveaway........





I just finished my new design called "My Secret Garden" 
FINISHING SUGGESTIONS
I  finished the main design as a small pillow. I then added a buttonhole stitch around the outer edge. I finished that with a crochet edge with a scallop pattern. Direction suggestions for scallop edging with a buttonhole stitch  here  , or here
You could also make small pincushions like I did by just using the flower motifs from the design.

HERE IS THE GIVEAWAY

So!!  yes I am having a giveaway . It will be this cross stitch design pattern along with a special small pincushion pillow that I made which says "secret garden". I am in love with using floral patterned fabric and embellishing it myself.  I am giving away this little one to a lucky winner. So please leave me a message and I will add your name to the hat and have the drawing on Friday.
Happy Gardening , donna

56 comments:

  1. Aww it's so cute *•*
    Please count me in your cutie giveaway
    Thank you
    Hugs x

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  2. Love the new design!!

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  3. It's so pretty - I'd love to be entered in the draw, please. Thank you for the great opportunity.

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  4. Oh, PLEASE include me in your give away. The designs are DARLING - and I love the finishes!
    Many thanks,
    KimM

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  5. Oh Donna, I don't these could possibly be any cuter! I love the stitching and that sweet crocheted edge just is too pretty. What a wonderful, creative finishing idea. Thank you for the links ( but I'm hoping I win!! :-)!!

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  6. What a great giveaway. I would love to be entered.

    Linda

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  7. My Secret Garden is just beautiful!

    That's a cool idea to embellish the patterned fabric with embroidery stitches.

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  8. That is such a pretty chart, Donna! I especially love the way you've used the specialty stitches in the flowers. And the crocheted edging gives it such a nice finish. I have no idea how to crochet--maybe I could teach myself with a YouTube video :)

    Please enter me in your giveaway--both the chart and the little pillow are darling :)

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  9. What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for always being so kind to us!

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  10. Anonymous6:28 PM

    Oh Donna what a lovely giveaway
    I love it! nice work Please enter
    my name. Thank You for the chance
    Have a good evening
    Darlene N
    Mi

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  11. I love your charming little designs! Please enter me in your giveaway.

    Thanks Margaret

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  12. I would love to win your lovely pincushion pillow! I love that your designs have that extra challenge of something new to learn or something I knew how to do, but I just didn't think to add. It makes for a fun stitch. Thanks!

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  13. Hello Donna,

    That little pillow is absolutely stunning. Love the idea of crocheting around the edge. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful piece of work.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  14. Lovely!! I would love to be entered in your giveaway!! Thanks so much!!

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  15. Love the crotched edge. I would like to be included in your giveaway. Your embellished pin cushion is lovely.

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  16. Love it! Love flowers, pincushions and the crochet edging is a perfect touch! Will be a must-buy for me!

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  17. Love those, very nice!!

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  18. So beautiful ,please I would love to have my name added to the draw .

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  19. Lovely collection! This is one of my favourite books, Secret Garden.

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  20. I would love to give your pillow a new home, please include me in the draw xxx

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  21. How wonderful! I love your new design. The crocheted edging looks so pretty. Your needlework is beautiful.
    Secret garden sounds so enchanting.
    I would love to be entered for your giveaway and especially to get a chance to win that sweet pincushion you stitched.
    love Annette

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  22. Beautiful flower designs!
    I'd love to be in your giveaway . Thank you.
    best wishes from Hungary
    Eva

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  23. So very cheerful... I would love to be entered into the drawing.

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  24. Secret Garden is so pretty.
    Love the edging on it.
    Please throw my name in the hat.
    Thanks!
    Marilyn

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  25. Love the design and how you finished them. Would love to be entered in your giveaway!

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  26. How beautiful. I would love a chance to win your pattern and pillow. Your work is truly amazing. Kimberly

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  27. Wonderful!!! Love the Secret Garden. Please enter my name ... I would love to have this little pretty to add to my collection.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.
    Tracy

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  28. Beautiful! I love the finishing suggestions!
    Kathy

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  29. I love the fabric so flowery, crocheting the edges just finishes it nicely. Secret Garden I would love to stitch. please enter my name in the giveaway. lynda ruth

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  30. Donna I love your new design! It is beautiful! I would love to be entered in your giveaway...thanks for the chance. Pat
    p.matejcek@yahoo.com

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  31. This is such a charming design. You never disappoint us. I love how you crocheted around the edges.

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  32. This is such a charming design. I love the cute little sheep too. You never disappoint us.

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  33. Beautiful! Please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks so much!

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  34. I have always been partial to flower motifs and your Secret Garden design is truly beautiful. Please enter me in your give away. Connie Moser

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  35. Such a perfect stitch for Summer! Thanks for a chance...

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  36. What a beautiful garden!

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  37. Ooooh, I love your designs. Please count me in for the Giveaway! Love the floral patterned fabric...

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  38. Love the flower motif. Please enter my name in your give away. Connie Moser

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  39. Ravissant! j'aime beaucoup!

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  40. Miriam1:47 PM

    Ohhh...very nice garden!!! ;-))) Could I take part to your giveaway?
    Ciao,
    Miriam from Italy

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  41. Ahoj Donna,
    nádherná výhra, preto sa zapojím i ja...
    Krásny večer,
    Aďka zo Slovenska

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  42. Beautiful designs...love the colors!

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  43. So cute! Who wouldn't want to win this? Please pull my name!

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  44. Very nice, Donna!!!
    Thank you for the great opportunity.

    Pilarín

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  45. I like it very much! I'd like to join to this giveaway. thank you! Carla

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  46. Anonymous9:38 PM

    Thanks for the chance to win your gorgeous design! The whole selection is beautiful.
    Patti G.

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  47. That's so beautiful! I'd love to add it to my pillow basket so please include me.

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  48. Your Secret Garden Designs are beautiful and I would love to enter your wonderful giveaway!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  49. Very pretty. I love to see your feed on Pinterest. It's so inspiring.

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    1. I love pinterest too. I dont buy magazines anymore :)

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  50. Very pretty. I love seeing your Pinterest feed. It is always inspiring.

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    1. I just followed your pinterest boards and pinned one of your picks from your site. Love the applique

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  51. Oh my
    Super fantastic
    Please add my name.
    Ciao Giovanna

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  52. Hello Donna, I love your new designs and the crochet edging is fab, regards Lisa x

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  53. Your design are so lovely and beautiful and the finishing is always so neatly done, sunny kisses from Rio, Alice

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