A Christmassy, One Day in May pattern giveaway!

2016 has been a year filled to the brim! There has been travelling and stitching days, classes and lots of new patterns… with dimensional daisies, gingerbread men and roses, vintage stitchery, swinging elves, a jewellery keep, needlework roll and more.


I’ve been so encouraged by you through the year… and I’m so thankful for that. I’ve enjoyed meeting many of you in person at different events and it’s been so nice to be able to share techniques and stories, while getting to know you just a little. Online connections have become face to face friendships, which is wonderful for a reclusive homebody like myself.


As the end of the year approaches (at a rate of knots) and as we ready ourselves for the festive season, I wanted to celebrate the year that was. It’s only fitting that we have…

10 readers will win a One Day in May pattern of their choice (excluding block of the month patterns). Simply take a browse through the “my patterns” page, select which pattern you’d like and leave me a comment telling me which one. I can’t guarantee that winners will receive their pattern before Christmas, but it will be mailed this week. Comments are open until 10:30pm AEST December 21st. Winners will be drawn and emailed December 22nd.


Thank you again for reading, following and encouraging through 2016. Wishing you luck…  I hope you win!

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139 Responses

  1. Wow… I love all of your patterns… I love Christmas patterns… and gingerbread men so it has to be the Sweet Treats – Christmas fabric bowl. LOVE it just so cute.



    • The new table runner reminds me of the peace of christmas lolxxx regards Glenda.

      • Loving the Daisy Dance Needle Keep, an original style and design. I have a couple of your other patterns and they are easy to follow and finish.

  2. Good tidings vintage Christmas would be wonderful

  3. Truly beautiful embroidery, it would be a delight to work.

  4. Hello and Merry Christmas! The vintage stitchery is so gorgeous! I noticed it in my feed recently and promptly investigated your website! I have a lovely vision of a restful holidays with calming embroidery, which could perhaps be finished by next December, in front of Netflix! Bliss!

  5. I love Christmas and would love The Redwork Christmas Wreath – Merry Christmas to you and yours

  6. I would love to win Joyful Angels please.

  7. Would love to make cornflower gathering. My favourite of all was Hannah’s garden

  8. I love the Petite Blooms Nedlebook and Roll very cute.
    Thank you for your generosity.

  9. Oh I didn’t realise I have so many of your pattern ❤️❤️❤️ Just love your creativeness x if I had to choose a new pattern/project I think I’d love the Lily Pilly Runner….I’ve never done one and I’m up for the challenge – have a Merry Christmas Melissa to you and your family, it was lovely meeting you also 🌹

  10. Have several but Petite blooms needle book I don’t have and would like.

  11. I love all your patterns,
    But my favourite is the Red Robin Pouch
    I would love to receive any of them

  12. I love all your patterns,
    But my favourite is the Red Robin Pouch

  13. Hi Melissa,thankyou for such a lovely giveaway,if i was lucky enough to win i would love the pattern ,Roses and Ruching – Pincushion,i have my fingers crossed.xx

  14. I absolutely love the Red Robin pouch and jewelry keep. Such a beautiful and practical gift

  15. I love your patterns and often stitch them as gifts for others! However, I’d love to stitch myself the Daisy Dance – Needlework Keep. So beautiful and useful…and something to make me even happier when I’m stitching! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Kind regards, Tanya

  16. Absolutely love the sweet treats pattern could fill to the brim with Xmas goodies!!

  17. Too many beautiful choices. Joyful Angels would be my choice. Thanks

  18. Hi Melissa love your work have seen it in the real at workshop in monbulk love the (may love grow here pattern ) in currently working on the stitchery good tidings so cute

  19. All your patterns are wonderful. I like the daisy dance as looks so lovely and fresh. I need a new needle keep as my current one is alittle frazzled.

  20. Melissa, I would be just be tickled to stitch up “with needle in hand”. Thank you for your very generous offer. Wishing you and your family a very blessed holiday.

  21. I enjoyed looking at your patterns and they are beautiful. I have not discovered you until now so glad I have! I love the needle keeps designs.

  22. Melissa, I love the look of the Festive Star embroidered doily. I think it would challenge me to learn new techniques. So generous of you to offer this give-away…… thanks.

  23. Hi Melissa ! I love very much your work ! I would be delighted if I can win “Petite Bloom”pattern ! It is so cute ! Have a wonderful Christmas with all your family !

  24. Merry Christmas Melissa. If I was lucky enough to win, I would love your Sew Tidy – Tools and Notions Keep. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

  25. I love the Petite Blooms pattern. So very pretty

  26. i love Sandy’s swinging elves. they make me smile every time I look at them. 🙂

  27. Goodness what a difficult thing to do. I absolutely adore all your patterns – the decision finally came down to one of your newer patterns. ‘ Petite Blooms needle book and needle roll’ is my pattern of choice thank you.

  28. If I had the opportunity to choose it would be anyone with the Red Robin on it. He is a gorgeous bird.

  29. I would love to win the petite blooms needlebook and roll.

  30. I love all your patterns but I just can’t go past the redwork Christmas wreath it’s just stunning…thanks for the chance to win it 😊Barb.

  31. I love ” Good Tidings, Vintage Christmas Stitchery”. All of a sudden I have the urge to sit in a quiet corner and stitch. This one would be just perfect.

  32. Thankyou Melissa on helping me with Petite Blooms. I really enjoyed the challenge of making the embroidery roll and it is very useful. I would really like Lilly Pilly as my next project. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas

  33. LOVE ALL ! but table runner LET there be JOY is a favorite

  34. I love all your patterns, but if I had to choose one to win it would be the “Good Tidings” stitchery. I belong to a couple of choirs and we spend a lot of December singing around the area. I can really relate to these children.

  35. Merry Christmas Melissa, the pattern that I like is From the Fields Organiser

  36. I love all your patterns and have bought your roses pincushion and daisy needlework keeper.
    My next project I would love is Hannahs garden.
    Thank you 🙂

  37. Absolutely “With thread in hand” is beautiful and would look stunning in my new sewing room (when the house is finished of coarse). Thank you for this opportunity and Merry Christmas

  38. I don’t have a tablemat and would love the Let there be joy tablemat. I enjoyed going the daisy needlework keeper
    Thank you

  39. I love all your patterns. But Atm I love Hannah’s Garden or Heart. I love the colour combination.

  40. i love all your Pattern,speziel Hannas Garden

  41. Would love to stitch Redwork Christmas Wreath as it incorporates 3 of my favourite things – stitchery, redwork, and Christmas ☺

  42. Red Robin pouch and Jewelry Keep. Love your patterns and already have a few.

  43. Hi love your work if I get picked would love a surprise .Merry Christmas

  44. Lovely would like to do hannahs garden

  45. Hi Melissa, I have admired your patterns for some time … If I am lucky to win a pattern I would like Birds of a feather … We can never have enough storage or work baskets … Thank you for your generosity … Merry Christmas to you and your family …

  46. Merry Christmas to you Melissa. Thank you for this opportunity. If I win I would love to have the SPRING BLUSH table topper please. I love your beautiful patterns and already have quite a few which I was able to get through Quilter’s Harvest. I must add it is rather hard to choose though hahaha

  47. I love all of your patterns and I have a few of them.
    The red robin purse would be nice to win
    Merry Christmas
    Thanks glenys

  48. Such a generous offer and I would love to win Daisy Dance. Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas

  49. Ann

    I love red robins. I would love to stitch your red robin pouch. Thank you.

  50. I love Festive Star – but All of your patterns are stunning ❤️

  51. It’s always a struggle to find new Christmas designs to make and gift for the ladies in my stitching group. I absolutely love the Swinging Elves, and I promise, if I won, I would start stitching in January 😊

  52. “With thread in hand” because that’s what I love to do.Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  53. I love Daisy Dance as dragonflys remind me of my dear dad who was my biggest supporter in life, miss him every day.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your beautiful stitcheries
    Ann x

  54. The patterns are all beautiful, bit hard to decide 🙂 but I think ” redwork wreath ” or ” sew with thread” . Thanks for chance to win a beautiful pattern good luck to everyone 😊😊😊 merry Christmas .

  55. Wendy

    Thankyou for the offer of a free pattern. If I was to win, I would love to have the Trio of Patterns please. Although Id be happy with anything on offer. I am over the moon with those I have recently ordered and received. To those who win a pattern, Congratulations and happy stitching. I do hope winners will put a photo on this site, to share with us all.
    Merry Christmas to all, be safe but have fun with those you love most.

  56. I just love the Redwork Christmas Wreath, it is just lovely.

  57. Beautiful patterns. I would love to win the Red Robin Jewellery Pouch. It would be a gorgeous travel accessory & make a great gift. Christmas greetings. Sandra P

  58. Very hard to choose one but I love Hanna’s Garden. Merry Christmas to you.

  59. I would love “Sandy Swinging Elves” I fell in love with these little fellows as soon as I saw them. They are adorable.
    Have a wonderful Christmas.

  60. Hi Melissa, I love all your patterns but the cute little Robins on the Pouch and Jewellery roll are calling to me 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win, I hope you and your family have a very happy and peaceful Christmas xx

  61. Beautiful Christmas patterns

  62. I just love the Christmas bowl! Love to make for Nieces and nephews and maybe Grandies sooon!

  63. A Merry Dove

    I think this dove is beautiful and so unique. You are very talented. Beautiful.

  64. I love your patterns. They are beautifully presented. I would like Deck the Halls. I would like to know how you make the 3D holly leaves. Thank you

  65. I already bought your Fields organiser when I attended one of your classes, Melissa. I would also love to sew your red Christmas wreath. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

  66. All your patterns are gorgeous, and thanks to your Facebook post, I am just learning about them. Any of them would be awesome to win, but I think my favorite is the Bowl with the Christmas bowl with the gingerbread men. I can see that being a gorgeous gift next year. Thanks for your giveaway!

  67. Merry Christmas! and Blessings for the New Year! I love your website and I think my favorite patterns are everything!! But having to pick just one, I’ve narrowed it down to two………I love ❤️ either the Let there be joy table mat or the Red work Wreath! Either of them would be AWESOME!!!!! Thank you for the opportunity !

  68. Your patterns are all beautiful but I especially love your Christmas stitcheries. Hope your festive season is safe and happy and 2017 is fabulous for you

  69. Son hermosos todos.Lo dejo a su eleccion,es muy dificil elegir uno.
    gracias y muchas felicidades.

  70. Your patterns are a delight and I always enjoy seeing what you come up with next. If I were lucky enough to win I’d have to pick your new table runner ‘Let there be Joy’. I’m a sucker for designs with sweet little birds and this design stole my heart. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  71. I am new to your designs but love them! I ordered several after I saw your first posting. My kitchen is done in gingerbread men so I would love to add the gingerbread man bowl to my collection! Thank you so much!

  72. All your patterns are beautiful but my favourite is Daisy Dance needle keep!

  73. i love your Red Robin Pouch and the Red Robin Jewellery keep. Love all of your designs. Thank you for the opportunity for us to win one of your lovely patterns!!

  74. Love all your patterns I only have the embroidery roll pattern coming so you can surprise me

  75. What a very generous idea and fabulous timing with a few quite days after Christmas rush.
    I would love to receive the Daisy Dance Needle keeper if you choose me, Thanks you .
    Have a wonderful happy stitching Christmas.

  76. I am slowly getting a few of your patterns in my stash. They are all gorgeous. I think I would like ” A Festive Star ” as I have some of your Xmas patterns. Merry Christmas to you and your family and good luck to everyone. Enjoy your sewing over the Christmas break. 🎄

  77. I love the Dancing Daisy needle work keeper…. The colors you use are so soft and dreamy… who wouldn’t want one!!

  78. I would like to take Joyful Angels on Holidays with me.

  79. What a generous giveaway. I love the Christmas bowl with the gorgeous gingerbread men. Mind you, any of your patterns would be lovely.

  80. Sweet treats- christmas fabric box. I would use this for the children at my childcare centre every year for their special treats we bake.

  81. I love your Red Robin – Pouch and Jewellery keep. It’s such a cheerful design. Merry Christmas 🎄

  82. The Petite Blooms Needlebook & needlework Roll would be such a treasured addition for storage of handwork projects. Such a gorgeous giveaway, Merry Christmas, happy stitching.

  83. I really like the Sweet Treat- Christmas Fabric Bowl.

  84. I love Petite Blooms and Daisy Dance, can’t decide. Thank you for the giveaway. Merry Christmas!

  85. Thanks for the giveaway, I would love the Daisy Dance Needlework Keep.

  86. Hi Melissa, thank you for this lovely gift. I would be very happy to received the “From the Fields” organiser. Merry Christmas to you & yours, from me & mine

  87. I would really like the red work christmas wreath. I am a mad stitcher of red and blue work. Even winning prizers at our local agricultural show. Stitcheries are my passion.

  88. I really like, Let There Be Joy, table mat. It just says so much when there are so many finding life hard during this time of the year

  89. I love all your patterns, but the Sew Tidy would be very handy. Have a wonderful Xmas and New Year. Tanya

  90. I just love your work. I already have some of your patterns so one of your ‘Petite Blooms – Needlebook & Needlework Roll’ patterns would be a wonderful addition to my collection 😘😘

  91. Festive Star Just beautiful for Christmas Merry Christmas and thankyou

  92. I have several of your patterns and would love Daisy Dance. Merry Christmas.

  93. I have fallen in love with your new pattern Red Robin pouch & jewellery keep and would love to win it as I do lots of travelling.

  94. Daisy Dance keeper is my pick, but they are all beautiful. Merry Christmas

  95. I love Petite blooms needlework book and roll, but it’s so hard to choose as there are so many lovely projects

  96. Red Robin Pouch and Jewellery kit. so in love with this!

  97. Hi Melissa, love all your patterns, but I would choose Let There Be Joy, table runner so sweet & pretty.
    Thanks for letting us choose.

  98. Hi Melissa,
    I did a lovely workshop with you in Port Pirie when you were pregnant, it’s a while ago.
    I love the robin pouch and jewellery keeper, it is very cute.
    I finished your projects and gave them away as treasured gifts to friends.
    Cheers Julie Nettle

  99. Hi Melissa,
    I so love your design & if I was lucky enough to be chosen I would love “With Needle & Thread”. All your designs are beautiful, so really, any would be wonderful! Thank you for giving us this opportunity.
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

  100. Done quite a few of your wonderful patterns, in particular Hannah’s Garden and would love to make the Lilly Pilly Table runner next. Merry Christmas to you and your family xx

  101. I just love the Red Robin Pouch and Jewellery Keep but the Daisy Dance Needlework Keep is an absolute close second. I do have the Waterlily Dreaming Needle Keep pattern and treasure it.
    Just love your work. It is timeless.
    Looking forward to seeing your creations in 2017

  102. Love all your patterns & have a lot of them but I would really like Red Robin Pouch.

  103. ‘Let there be Joy’ is the perfect gift for a friend in need.

  104. I have a lot of your patterns already, they are just so beautiful. My pick would be the lily pilly table runner. I would love to make this. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2017.

  105. I love Christmas so anything Christmas would be awesome in particular the fabric bowl

  106. Love the Red Robin pouch,being English this certainly means Christmas to me!

  107. I love your designs and have nearly finished the one I am doing and would love the Let there be joy table runner for my next project or the daffodils best wishes to you for christmas and the new year look forward to more designs in the new year. Thankyou

  108. Deck The Halls The pattern is so unique I love it.
    You provide a varied and diverse range, I always look forward to the next new project popping up in the shop.

  109. Have a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year, I just love all your patterns,
    how the flowers are dimensional, they make great gift for all girlfriends.

  110. Merry Christmas Melissa and thank you for this wonderful opportunity to be in a chance to win one of your beautiful patterns, I would love to be considered for the “Let there be Joy” Christmas Table Runner.
    thank you

  111. So many lovely patterns and to choose one is difficult but I think the “petite blooms” would be the one for me.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  112. Your patterns are gorgeous but my favorite is the sweet treats Christmas bowl. Thank you!

  113. It’s so hard to choose one of your patterns…they are all so beautiful..If I win i would be happy with any pattern….they are all lovely. Norreen

  114. Hi Melissa. All your patterns are gorgeous. I would love the chance to win “Joyful Angels” so thank you for the opportunity. Merry Christmas.

  115. Hi….I would love to win the pattern for the sweets bowl….I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it on your FB page….I then had a look at your other work and saw that you are an absolutely fabulous designer and artist…..I am in awe of you….:)

  116. The let there be joy table mat is stunning. You are very talented

  117. Hi Melissa
    Love all your designs and have completed a few.
    I love the look of your Lilly Pilly table runner and would certainly enjoy the challenge of making it.
    Merry Xmas and happy sewing in 2017.

  118. I love your Festive Star pattern. It would compliment the Merry Doves I made this year for myself and gifts for others. Love your patterns

  119. I love so many of your patterns, and I already have quite a few! So if I was lucky enough to be chosen a winner, I would really love the Lilly Pilly Table Runner pattern..it is just beautiful (like all your patterns). Thank you for the chance to win!

  120. Let love grow here [did I get the words right] that is a beautiful piece.
    Thank you for the opportunity to enter and good luck to the winner.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  121. Thanks for the chance to win one of your lovely patterns. I would love let there be joy tablemat

  122. I love your patterns Melissa, thanks for the chance to win one. Really like Sew Tidy..tools and notions keep. Merry Christmas. Cheryl

  123. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your Christmas give-away. I would love “With Thread in Hand” as this would look fantastic in my new sewing room.
    Merry Christmas…..🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

  124. I do not want to be included as I received a special surprise from you recently. I just wanted everyone to know what a kind heart you have.❤️

  125. All your patterns are lovely!! My pick would be the Sew tidy tools and notions keep, thankyou!!

  126. Truly beautiful designs. They would be a delight to work. Love Hannah’s Garden.

  127. I love all of your patterns but I am very partial to redwork. I especially like your redworked wreath

  128. Petite Blooms needlebook and needlework roll just call my name. So love your work.

  129. Hi. Love all of your designs. Recently madeDaisy Dance for a friend for Christmas which she loved. I would like the Red Robin pouch and jewellery keep please. Have a merry Christmas and a happy and safe new year.

  130. Haven’t done any embroidery for years time yo restart with heritage christmas

  131. My favourite pattern at the moment is Petite Blooms.

  132. I absolutely love Lillypilly table runner. Thankyou Melissa for designing all the exciting new patterns for us to stitch. Merry Xmas Di

  133. I love, love all your patterns, they are so exquisite, and beautifully designed. I really would like to make Petite Blooms, so pretty. Thank you for a chance to win one of you patterns.

  134. The beautiful pattern called a doily for Annabelle
    Love the different patterns.

  135. I love the petite blooms needlebook & needlework roll Melissa-it is just so pretty & the colours are gorgeous. Thank you for such beautiful designs.

  136. I lo all your patterns. So sweet. My favourite would have to be the daffodils.. Thank you

  137. oh wow, how to pick just one pattern…. mmm very pretty patterns – I think I will go with ‘Christmas bowl’ ..thanks for the opportunity to win a pattern and merry Christmas..