Friday, March 25, 2016

New haul from the book sale, and a GIVEAWAY!

I don't have much progress to show, since I have been sick all week and only working on the shelves for the 99 bottles, so there isn't much to see, anyway. However, I realized that I totally forgot to post about my new pattern haul I got last month!

Once a year the local library has a HUGE book sale here. It's not just books, either. They have magazines, music, movies, pretty much anything you would find in a library, actually. My favorite section is the magazines/pattern leaflets (of course). You can get 3 magazines for $1, and the leaflets are $.10 each!
This year, they didn't seem to have as much available as they have had in previous sales (at least for the patterns, anyway), but I did manage to get some awesome stuff, and I only spent $3 on all of it!
I was going through my new stash, and I realized that I will probably not stitch a lot of them, I just grabbed them because they were cute, and for $.10, why not? So, I decided I will do another giveaway! The winner will get to pick something they want from my new stash items below, anything!

Here are the patterns that I picked up and have available:

Zweigart Aida Plus - Noah's Ark

Folk Art Favorites


Fingertip Friends for the Holidays

Christmas Cheer

Noah's Ark for Baby

Stoney Creek - Mar/Apr 1994

For the Love of Cross Stitch - Sept 1994

Cross Stitch and Country Crafts - Sept/Oct 1993

Net Darning Revival

OK, so the last one isn't cross stitch. However, the designs can easily be used for cross stitching.
Also, as a disclaimer, for the Owls leaflet, it looks as though the previous owner liked to highlight as they went along, so one of the patterns (owl in flight, lower left of cover) is almost completely highlighted, but is still readable. There is another one, as well, that has a small portion highlighted, too.
Also, the 3 pictured above the Net Darning Revival are magazines, so there are multiple additional patterns included!

To be in my giveaway, all I ask is that you be a follower of my blog and post a comment that you would like to be included. I will draw the winning name in about a week (probably on Sunday, 4/3).
Please spread the word! I want to get as many people entered as I can! If there is a large turnout, I may have several drawings!


  1. Wow what a great haul! I would love to be entered into the drawing. The one I would pick is the Christmas Cheer one. I love the faces! Thank you very much.

  2. Oh wow, look at this haul! I was shocked when our library had some cross-stitch magazines for sale. It was like finding a unicorn. I'm curious about the Net Darning but I doubt I'd do anything with it so I'd better pass haha. I'll mention this on my next post!

  3. Hi, just saw your link on Katie's blog. That's good that you are hosting a giveaway, I am not participating but it is always great to find new stitching friends :)

  4. Hi Sasha, I just came across from Jo's blog - what a wonderful haul but please do not count me in, I just wanted to say hi.

  5. P.S. Sorry to hear that you have been unwell - I hope that you feel better now!

  6. I just discovered your blog while reading Jo's blog. That was a nice haul. I'm not interested in your giveaway, because I have too much stash already, but I'm going to follow you through Bloglovin'.

  7. Hi! I am coming here from Jo's blog! Hope you get many new followers and readers! What a haul. When I visited the States two years ago they did a sale at the library but unfortunately didn't have any cross stitch books. If I win I'd love the Cross Stitch country crafts magazine because on top it says it has a teacher's sampler in it. I am a teacher of English so it sounds nice for me. Anyway count me in!Thnak you!AriadnefromGreece!

  8. Hi! I popped over here from Jo's blog! Hope you get many new followers and readers, of which I will be one! And I hope you will friend me as well. You have a very lovely blog and like you I'm a slow as a snail stitcher too. I love Teresa Wentzler charts and I hope to see much progress on your Peacock Tapestry project. As for your giveaway, I have too much STASH already so I'll pass. Nice meeting you!!

  9. Hi! I came over from Jo's blog. I would love to be included in your draw and am excited to see all the stitching you do! What a great haul, those owl patterns are beautiful even if they are highlighted :).

  10. Hi Sasha,I have followed the link on Jo's blog too,you have some great designs for yourgiveaway,However I am pretty snowed under with my designs to do list,but I will add you to my blog following and visit you again.Hope you are feeling better now.

  11. Hi Sasha, Another hopper from Jo's blog. It's so generous of you to have a giveaway. Just wanted to Say Hi. please don't include me in the giveaway.

  12. What a lot of new stash and a generous giveaway. I won't enter as I have far too much stash already. Good luck to everyone else though. :)

  13. Great haul I'd love to be entered! I just discovered your blog because Jo sent me over :) you have lots of wonderful projects!