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Holiday Giveaway - finally!

YES! a giveaway in time for the Holidays.


A complete kit from Dimensions of my design CLASSIC from their Gold Collection. The kit contains the threads, ribbon, canvas, beads, needle and instructions.

Now I know how busy you all are. Who has time for yet another task? So all you have to do to enter this giveaway is post a comment about how you came upon this blog. You know, "best friend sent me a link", "took a class from you", "by mistake, I'm really into cars".

I will post the winners here, on the blog, so tune back on December 15th to find out if you are the one!

More to come very soon!

Marcy  – (December 8, 2009 at 6:48 AM)  

Sign me up please. I originally surfed here from another site.

BFromM  – (December 8, 2009 at 7:33 AM)  

Hmm. What if I don't remember how I came to your blog? Actually, I think I came to your blog, after going to your site, after going to your site many times to drool over the designs. I don't remember how I first came to your site -- maybe from the Caron site, or maybe after ordering your designs from Nordic Needle.

Monica  – (December 8, 2009 at 7:57 AM)  

A year or so I bought your book with the 6 beautiful ornaments and thought the charts with real canvas in a brown burlap style weave were spectacular as it made it so clear to understand the stitches. I put it away for a little bit then I moved and as I unpacked the two boxes of stitch books, the insert for the page correction on yours slipped out. I panicked and stopped everything and dug thru the boxes till I found your book and could match them back up and breathe a sigh of relief that I did not misplace the errata sheet. I took the time to peruse the pages and re-discover the book and take up a project. It made me want to know more about you and so I went to your site on-line and from there, to your blog. And that is how I "found" your blog. And boy, am I glad I did!!!

Anonymous –   – (December 8, 2009 at 8:21 AM)  

I'd love to have this one. I have several of your designs kitted up and ready to go as soon as I finish some obligations (Royal will probably be the next one) I love your colors!

Ellen (ellenhartman@verizon.net)

Terry  – (December 8, 2009 at 8:40 AM)  

Love your designs so fresh and modern and your colour choices are beautiful. I have completed several of them and follow your blog with my Google Reader

Orna Willis  – (December 8, 2009 at 8:58 AM)  

What delightful comments, thank you!!!
I'm having a bit of a challenging day so this makes it all better.

Catherine Metzinger –   – (December 8, 2009 at 9:08 AM)  

It actually started with this particular design! I purchased it, made it, loved it, and wanted more. Hence..on to your site and more beloved designs, and on to your blog to read about how you think and come up with these fantastic designs.

MNStitcher  – (December 8, 2009 at 9:08 AM)  

I found your blog from a link on another blog - always on the look out for new needlework blogs!

Margaret  – (December 8, 2009 at 9:14 AM)  

We met at the Philadelphia Area Embroiderers Guild meeting. How nice to see what beautiful work you do.

NCPat  – (December 8, 2009 at 9:15 AM)  

I found your blog from Jane in Chilly Hollow and follow you as I have you on my blog....stitched one of your pieces with Cyberstitchers too! Love all the designs!

charlotte2  – (December 8, 2009 at 9:16 AM)  

Yvonne of West End Embroidery in the UK introduce me to your designs.
I have some that I have done and others waiting in the wings.
I often check your web site and that way I now read your bolg

Cathy  – (December 8, 2009 at 9:26 AM)  

I came from you email newsleters.

Christine  – (December 8, 2009 at 9:26 AM)  

I have been your customer for many years. Just received this announcement in an e-mail. It would be fun to win this - I would give it to my mom as part of her holiday gift! Thank you!!


Unknown  – (December 8, 2009 at 9:29 AM)  

I've been following your designs and blog for years. I love your use of colors and stitches and wish I had your creativity! I knew you lived in Michigan and was hoping someone would host you as a guest teacher. Love your work and can't wait to stitch some.


Jan –   – (December 8, 2009 at 9:31 AM)  

I first encountered your designs in one of your books at a local needlework store. I love color and good design and you provide both. Then I had an opportunity to take a class from you and was hooked. Keep doing what you are doing. Happy Holidays.

Anonymous –   – (December 8, 2009 at 9:35 AM)  

I heard about you from one of the other lists for stitchers so suppose that counts as hearing about it from a friend. Aren't all stitchers friends?

Karen in AZ

Anonymous –   – (December 8, 2009 at 9:44 AM)  

I get your e-mails.

Anonymous –   – (December 8, 2009 at 9:47 AM)  

Iam one of your newletter subscribers. Had trouble finding this comment section.

Love the dreidel and menorah collection,kosta Boda, etc.

Dorann, needleworkr1

Bonnie  – (December 8, 2009 at 10:36 AM)  

I purchased Window in the Old City a few years back and was so impressed with the quality of the kit, etc that I have followed you since. The blog was a nature contination of that following.

Restitches  – (December 8, 2009 at 10:44 AM)  

I heard about your blog through your email. Just wanted to say that I have stitched this piece and enjoyed every minute. It was a gift for a friend who retired. Here 'tis http://jonni.smugmug.com/Arts-and-Crafts/Needlework/2006-Needlework/1211690_4Znvq#57549936_oFq9U

Arlene  – (December 8, 2009 at 11:13 AM)  

I found you site by accident and it was the best accident I every had. I have signed up for you newsletter and visit you site very offen

Cyn  – (December 8, 2009 at 11:29 AM)  

Hi Orna,

I think I found you originally from either your website or your book. I've been following since you created your blog, so I'm not sure exactly how I originally found you. :-)

cyn _ stitches at yahoo dot com

Coni  – (December 8, 2009 at 11:45 AM)  

So there I was....looking for designers....when I stumbled across a piece that you did as a class project. (I sure wish I could remember the details.) I googled your name and then researched/stalked everything I could find out about you! Ta da! I've been hooked ever since and wait with breath that is bated for your next revelation!

Sign me up, please! :-)

terryb –   – (December 8, 2009 at 11:57 AM)  

I ran across your designs in a shop many years ago and was attracted by the color and geometrics. Since then, I've come across your work many times and found links to your website and blog. I like the subtlety of the color in Classic. I'd love the opportunity to receive and stitch it.

wildfilly  – (December 8, 2009 at 12:48 PM)  

I believe I came to your blog when you started doing it- you sent those of us who had purchased from your site an announcement and the rest is history! I look forward to receiving your tidbits!
הג סמאצ

Pixie Cat  – (December 8, 2009 at 1:13 PM)  

I'm not sure how I found your blog originally. Probably from your web site, since I like checking there every so often to see what is new.

kkilkenn  – (December 8, 2009 at 1:25 PM)  

Originally, I took a class from you in Alameda at Needle in the Haystack where you told us about your website. I visited the site off and on for years and recently signed up to get news from you and then today, your email arrived with the blogsite address. I've completed several of your pieces and all but one live with various family and friends. My favorite still remains the snake!

Unknown  – (December 8, 2009 at 2:10 PM)  

A friend at my ANG chapter recommended your designs to me. They certainly know me well because I love your designs.

Tara  – (December 8, 2009 at 2:30 PM)  

If I remember correctly, I came over here from a link via Jane of Chilly Hollow.

Anonymous –   – (December 8, 2009 at 3:31 PM)  

I believe I first heard about your blog through a fellow ANG member, probably in one of our chapter newsletters. I have yet to be lucky enough to get into one of your classes, but have lots of your charts and books to tide me over in the meantime.
Kathy B in MD

Wendy T –   – (December 8, 2009 at 4:18 PM)  

Bought My Point Exactly after seeing it at my LNS. Loved your use of colors and geometrics, so I googled you and found the blog.

Debby L –   – (December 8, 2009 at 4:38 PM)  

I love your designs and I love your emails/blog!

Flo Flo  – (December 8, 2009 at 5:20 PM)  

I've stitched some of your designs and follow your site to keep up on your designes.

Carol in Md. –   – (December 8, 2009 at 5:31 PM)  

Long ago I saw some of your work on an HGTV craft show, I believe, and loved ti so of course had to search online to find your website. I have kept it bookmarked for quite some time and pull it up now and then just to dream about making some of your kits. At some point you announced you were starting a blog, so of course I bookmarked that too and check in when I can.

Unknown  – (December 8, 2009 at 5:47 PM)  

I googled your name, signed up for emails and then received and email link to the blog.

Anonymous –   – (December 8, 2009 at 5:57 PM)  

I have been drooling over the web site since I took a class from you in MN many years ago. As the site has evolved from web to include Blog, I follow that too!

- Jody

Barb F  – (December 8, 2009 at 6:00 PM)  

I believe a friend originally told meabout your blog, as she know how much I love your designs and colors. Since then I have taken a class from you at the ANG seminar this year (Let There Be Light). I'm still working opn it ,along with knitting a b'day gift for my mother who was 92 on 12-03. I love the photo of Nina and Pooki, however the cauliflower is really gross looking - looks like something that has been in the back of the fridge much too long. Please enter me in the Holiday Giveaway; that would be a wonderful Chanukah gift.
Barb Fredericks - barbf109@yahoo.com

Carol in Indian Springs Village  – (December 8, 2009 at 7:54 PM)  

Love this design, please sign me up! I took a class from you several years ago in Huntsville, Alabama. I've got several of your designs and just love the textures and colors you come up with. Looking forward to the web class.

Debbie  – (December 8, 2009 at 10:04 PM)  

I love this geometric design, Orna. It looks just like a quilt! I really can't remember how I got to you, you've been in my Google Reader ever since I can remember. Most of the blogs I read came from links on other people's blogs, so probably yours did also.

Ronnie  – (December 9, 2009 at 3:52 AM)  

I love your designs. I took one of your classes at Fireside Stitchery and have now completed 2 of your designs.

Unknown  – (December 9, 2009 at 4:31 AM)  

I love your designs and regularly look at your website. I got to your blog from your website and now I check both regularly.

Anonymous –   – (December 9, 2009 at 5:34 AM)  


I came to your blog after going onto your website. I love your designs and have made several projects to give as gifts to very special friends. Orna, your designs are so creative, fun to do, and make me glad I'm a stitcher. I truly enjoy reading your blog. It makes me very happy to read about and see photos of your family. Loved your daughter's Halloween costume!

stitchingk  – (December 9, 2009 at 5:53 AM)  
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Carol –   – (December 9, 2009 at 7:14 AM)  

Hi Orna--I've been following your work for so long that I can't remember how I first stumbled upon it. I loved your jewelry stitched on the brass mesh--that was AGES ago!

I'm pretty sure I found your blog through a link from someone else's blog. I check in every day!

Skysmylimit  – (December 9, 2009 at 11:09 AM)  

I love your designs - please do sign me up! I found you through Jane's Chilly Hollow blog. Happy holidays

Skysmylimit  – (December 9, 2009 at 11:10 AM)  

Love your designs - and your blog. I made my way here from Jane at Chilly Hollow (another fabulous site). Happy holidays!

glenda  – (December 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM)  

I followed the link on the Caron featured designers page.

Ruth M.  – (December 9, 2009 at 5:13 PM)  

Hmm, I don't really remember---I *think* it was one of my ANG/EGA friends.

I am really happy that I did discover your blog, though.

Anonymous –   – (December 9, 2009 at 6:42 PM)  

I heard of your blog from Jane of Chilly Hollow's blog

Anonymous –   – (December 9, 2009 at 6:43 PM)  

I heard of your blog from Jane of Chilly Hollow's blog

Anonymous –   – (December 10, 2009 at 2:52 PM)  

I subscribe to your email posts.
But originally I found you by "googling" your name after I saw your book called " My point exactly" in a Nordic Needle catalogue.
Ruth Ann

Megan  – (December 11, 2009 at 5:29 AM)  

This looks so interesting and fun! I found you through One Pretty Thing!

Jane M  – (December 11, 2009 at 7:29 PM)  

A friend loaned me your book. I came on site to buy my own copy. I was so excited, because I had seen you on Carol Duvall many times. I really enjoy your designs.

Jane M

Anonymous –   – (December 12, 2009 at 4:02 AM)  

I've been following your work for years, since "Shabbat Shalom" was in a stitching magazine.

Unknown  – (December 12, 2009 at 4:04 AM)  

Just posted as Anonymous ... then realized that won't help if I win! I'll try this again!

Unknown  – (December 12, 2009 at 4:18 AM)  

I came upon your blog because I am signed up for your periodic emails. I am interested in the online upcoming class in January and just decided to check out the blog. I find your designs lots of fun so I look at your site quite often.

Digital Misfit  – (December 12, 2009 at 9:05 AM)  

Beautiful kit!
I clicked over after reading the mini-feature on Craft Gossip and falling in love with the picture.

hugs & Happy Holidays,

Micks  – (December 12, 2009 at 9:14 AM)  

I just found your blog through CraftGossip.com!

Mary Corbet  – (December 12, 2009 at 9:29 AM)  

Ah, very nice! How did I get here? Well....

You're in my feedreader, so you actually came to me!

Loralynn  – (December 12, 2009 at 9:31 AM)  

I found your blog via a link from another site. Your work is lovely!

Unknown  – (December 12, 2009 at 9:45 AM)  

I found your site from another site. Amazing!

Anonymous –   – (December 12, 2009 at 10:14 AM)  

Was just surfing around and came across your site, then the picture appeared and it was one of those "gotta have it"moments. Love the colors in it, have been wanting to try this type of needlework for a while. Thank you for the chance.

Unknown  – (December 12, 2009 at 11:39 AM)  

I came here from

I'm seriously intrigued by the curves you incorporate into your geometric/symmetric designs

Sheila  – (December 12, 2009 at 1:46 PM)  

Came across your site by craft gossip.com. Love your designs, I have always wanted to learn needlepoint.

XenaBallerina  – (December 13, 2009 at 6:36 AM)  

Via craft gossip I did. And now I am smitten!

Lynn S.  – (December 13, 2009 at 7:38 AM)  

Well jeepers! Your designs are lovely! I lOVE them! Found your blog link from another site...Craft Gossip this morning. I'd love the chance to win one of these from you! Thank you so much for sharing!

Lynn S.

lewmew  – (December 13, 2009 at 7:46 AM)  

OOH - PICK ME!! and if I don't win, how do I get this wonderful design?! I came here from Craft Gossip, but am putting this on my follow list!

crazyQstitcher  – (December 13, 2009 at 8:06 AM)  

I have just found your blog through Denise Felton's Craft Gossip.
I admire your Gold design, the stitching is so neat.

Holly  – (December 13, 2009 at 10:01 AM)  

I love, love, your designs, Orna, and have been following you since I first saw your design "Linda" being worked by a friend of mine! I enjoy your blog so much!

BillieBee (billiemick)  – (December 13, 2009 at 11:05 AM)  

What a great giveaway! Thanks for having it.


Anita  – (December 13, 2009 at 11:50 AM)  

I was on the Needlework site and saw a link to your site, and so I'm here now. It's really a beautiful kit, so please enter my name for the drawing.
Greetings, Anita

karingbear  – (December 13, 2009 at 3:13 PM)  

I found this blog through Craft Gossip.

Mary C.  – (December 13, 2009 at 3:18 PM)  

Oh! My! Goodness! Where have you been all my life! Your site is stunning. I just found you through Craft Gossip and will be returning daily! Wow!

cpup40  – (December 13, 2009 at 4:37 PM)  

I received your site in an email from Craft Gossip. I love your designs and would love to have this one.

Nikki  – (December 13, 2009 at 4:41 PM)  

I just checked my CraftGossip email update and found your lovely site and designs as one of the featured stories. I'm like so many of the fellow posters here, amazed at your talent and so grateful to have been directed to your site. Please sign me up for an chance to win your current prize. Thank You, Nikki

Kim Reid  – (December 13, 2009 at 6:06 PM)  

Please include me in your wonderful giveaway - I came over from my Craft Gossip email.
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Chris L –   – (December 13, 2009 at 6:21 PM)  

I have admired many of your projects. I enjoy seeing your new projects on your website and following things on your blog

Jane  – (December 14, 2009 at 6:43 AM)  

I found out about the giveaway at Janet Perry's blog but had a look at your cyber workshop after Sharon B blogged about it. The designs look fabulous

pippirose  – (December 14, 2009 at 8:55 AM)  

I came across your blog from site hopping...another needlework site, and I'm so glad I did!
What a gorgeous design.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Unknown  – (December 14, 2009 at 9:17 AM)  

Followed a broken link from Nuts about Needlepoint, but found this post anyway.

miss pea  – (December 14, 2009 at 4:34 PM)  

I come to your blog when I feel like having a color and gem fix--I took a class with you at The Nimble Needle on my 50 something birthday and have been a fan since

Mary  – (December 14, 2009 at 5:55 PM)  

It's been so long, but I think I found your blog after searching on your name. I'd originally seen your design "Midnight Garden" on the Caron Collection website and loved it! Please enter me in the drawing!

SSCHIADA DESIGN  – (December 15, 2009 at 5:14 PM)  

I came to your site from One Pretty Thing's site.

The Fabric Floozie  – (December 15, 2009 at 7:08 PM)  

Found a link from One Pretty Thing's site!

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