Tuesday, September 3, 2013


~ This giveaway is now closed and winners have been announced ~

Hello! It's September already! And time for the first ever homestitchness giveaway!

First Prize: 
This will be a pattern of the winner's choice AND I will even kit it up for you with all the threads you'll need, plus either the linen (same as the model was stitched on) or a comparable colour of aida, if you prefer to stitch on aida.

Second Prize: 
This will be a pattern of the second prize winner's choice.

I am interested to know which design is your favourite! If you haven't already, you can view the homestitchness pattern range here or pop on over to my Etsy Shop to read more about the actual charts.

Red Star Buttons!

Four Seasons in New Zealand by homestitchness
Four Seasons in New Zealand
This time last year, I was busily working towards getting everything ready for the homestitchness launch in March/April 2013. As the models were being photographed and I was proofing the patterns before printing, I was searching the internet for a bulk supplier of tiny, red star buttons to include with the Four Seasons in New Zealand chart. On this design, I had originally stitched four red star buttons onto the NZ flag and they added such character to the overall look of the design that I just HAD to include some with the chart. I was one very happy girl the day my button order arrived in the mail and I relished the task of counting every last one of them. Yes, I did - twice, even!

How to Enter:
All you need to do to be in to win the first prize is to take a guess as to how many red star buttons were in my order. The person who makes the closest guess will win first prize. If, in the unlikely event of more than one person guessing the exact number, the correct guesses will be put into a basket and a winner drawn. 

Second prize will be drawn from the names of everyone who shares this giveaway on either their blog or facebook page - one entry per share, so that's up to two extra entries (just in case you're not confident in your guessing ability :o)

Guess how many red star buttons there are?
The Rules:
To enter this giveaway, you must be a follower of the homestitchness blog via bloglovin' and/or follow homestitchness on facebook. To register your entry, you need to leave a comment on this post with your guess as to how many star buttons came in my order - only one guess allowed per person! Also in your comment, please indicate which pattern you would love to win and make sure you include an email address for me to contact you, should you win one of the prizes! Come back after you've shared this giveaway and leave a separate comment for each share on your blog and/or facebook page. Of course, because I live overseas myself, this giveaway is most definitely open to international entries :o)

The giveaway will finish on Wednesday, 25th September (NZ time) Good luck with your guess and thanks in advance for helping to spread the word about the new homestitchness cross stitch pattern range!

Jenny x


  1. I am going to guess, 743, and I would like to win Four seasons if I get so lucky :) Thanks Jenny, this is going to me Fun :)

  2. I will guess 248. I love the four seasons sampler!

  3. I am now following you on Bloglovin too!

  4. Cool! My guess is 320 buttons, and I would pick the Pohutukawa House design :)

  5. Such a fab giveaway jenny! I'm going to go with 1000! And i think the pohutakawa is my fav, but I really can't decide! I think I would need to buy a collection of them! x

  6. Such a lovely giveaway. I love your patterns. It's a toss up for me- I think the classic Kiwi bach one would look great at my in laws bach, but I love the four seasons one too. My guess is 507 buttons. Cx

  7. Ooooh such a lovely giveaway! I think i'd have to choose the 4 seasons if I were lucky enough to win! My guess is 350 star buttons. Thanks Jenny - am so glad to have discovered you thanks to Sophie :)

  8. You are so talented Jennifer!! I feel so excited for you!
    I am guessing 500 and I love them all, but my fave is the Four Seasons one. Lx

  9. Damn Leonie, I was going to guess 500! So instead I suppose I'll have to go for 450 :(
    So many beautiful patterns, I really like the Kowhai Cottage.

  10. I'm making a guess of 348

  11. I've followed you on blog lovin' and my favourite kit will be 4 seasons in New Zeland

  12. and I've shared the giveaway via twitter.. please see link as below...


    thank you for a chance to win

  13. On behalf of Trish Isaac who left comments and shared giveaway via Facebook:

    "Such lovely cross stich pics, I have dabbled in embroidery but never done a real cross stich, maybe I will win one! I reckon there is 152 stars."

    "Oh opps, forgot to say I would like the Pohutukawa one. colourmegorgeous@hotmail.com"


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