Time for a giveaway or two!

To celebrate the recent release of my 2 latest patterns, I'm hosting a giveaway!
One of my favourite things to do!!
I have 2 of each new pattern to send out. You just never know, one may soon be on it's way to your place!
The first pattern up for grabs is "Sweet Roses ~ Brooch and Framed Display".
Sweet Roses ~ pattern cover pic
I've taught quite a few "Sweet Roses" workshops this year.

Everyone seems to love the dimensional roses and leaves… and how useful they are for embellishing all manner of projects.
This One Day In May design includes instructions for the brooch and a pretty framed display panel. As well as the roses and leaves, the brooch also features lovely ric-rac loops and a sweet felt heart. The appliquéd and embroidered display panel is suited to a 5” x 7” standard sized frame.
Sweet Roses in frame
You can see a 2nd brooch at the bottom of the next photo… a pretty dusty blue and green!
Sweet Roses ~ Brooch and Display 2
And a 3rd… this time in gorgeous pinks and greys from the new "Life is Beautiful" fabric range by Helen Stubbings of Hugs 'n Kisses.
Sweet Roses Brooch ~ One Day In May Sweet Roses ~ in LIB fabrics One Day In May
Do you have a favourite fabric or two that you would love to be able to wear?
How about combining them to create a brooch? And when it simply doesn't match your outfit, pop it onto it's frame to create a decorative piece for the home.
The second pattern is "In a Pear Tree ~ Wall Hanging".
In a Pear Tree pattern cover
This design can be created with Christmas themed fabrics to add to your festive decor, or in softer tones for “all year” display.
In a Pear Tree - full size 2
The central panel features a pretty, embroidered partridge nestled in it's tree with chain-stitched pears and fabric leaves. The small wall hanging (approx 10" x 20") is completed with the addition of some simple patchwork and a semi-circular panel. The panel features a large pear with dimensional leaves and a well known line from a much beloved Christmas carol.
In a Pear Tree - central panel 2
I've loved designing this project. The combination of embroidery, patchwork and dimensional fabric leaves celebrates the charm of the humble pear… and these soft tones seem to be my favourite right now. Are you drawn to particular colours for a while, only to discover a new love of something totally different just weeks later?
The flavour of the minute fo me is muted greens!
In a Pear Tree - leaf and pear detail 2
These two new One Day In May designs are already available in some stores.

Please check the stockist list at the top left of the blog or ask your local store to order them in for you.
So, which pattern will you choose?
Which one would you like to stitch?

Leave me a comment and you will be in the running to own the pattern you mention.
Entries close midnight AEST, July 24th. Winners will be drawn shortly after.
Good luck! Please feel free to share the link to this post with a friend, so that they can enter too!
Until next time,
Melissa  x
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46 Responses

  1. sarah

    Im in love with those gorgeous pears!! Your very talented!!

  2. De

    Wonderful patterns. Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. Anita Kroll

    I am sooooo in love with all of ur patterns. It would make my dreams come true if u put one or more in my hands, I admired them daily and inspired me so much to get my hands on all of ur precious patterns. Dreaming……..

  4. You are such a creative lady. I love your designs. Thanks for sharing and keep well. Margaret A. Rowe

  5. Wow these are so gorgeous, love them both. Keep up the great work.

  6. Elinborg D. Lár.

    I love your patterns and I also love roses so my choice is sweet roses.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Anne Elias

    Oh Melissa, such beautiful patterns! I love Christmas and handmade decorations and gifts, I adore In a Pear Tree! Gorgeous 🙂

  8. I love your patterns, would love to own In a Pear tree…
    thanks for the chance in the giveaway!

  9. They are both beautiful and I would love to make both. but with Christmas coming I think the pear tree is a winner.Fingers crossed.

  10. Gayle Allen

    Hi Melissa, I have had fun doing the Waterlilly, and am now working on the roses, so would love to win In a Pear Tree, after that the birdies are next in line.
    Many thanks for your fabulous talented designs,
    Gayle Allen

  11. Lyn Smith

    As much as I love the Rose brooch, I really love ‘In A Pear Tree’ Both patterns are really lovely. Thanks for the chance to get one. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

  12. Jill

    Ohhh I love that pear tree. Thanks for the chance to win one of your gorgeous patterns. Jill

  13. Kathleen Graas

    Lovely, perfectly…I’d love to win!

  14. I love both of the patterns and would enjoy making them. I have 12 days of Christmas dishes so the Partridge in a Pear Tree did catch my eye.

  15. So hard to choose !! Your patterns are both beautiful !! Maybe a little preference for the roses….
    Thank you for the chance to win !

  16. SandyG

    Loving both patterns, Melissa! But think I’m partial to the pears, just love a bit of stitching to do by the fire in winter. Congratulations on both new patterns, just gorgeous.

  17. Susan N

    ‘Sweet Roses’…so elegant & timeless! Lovely! Thankyou for the opportunity to win Melissa.

  18. Lyn Morrison

    Love Love Love the pear tree. thanks Melissa for the give away.

  19. Jenny S

    Love them both but couldn’t go past those cute little pears and that gorgeous bird! Hope the little pink bundle is going well. x

  20. Two more beauties!! My fav is the pear tree!! I was thinking of you just yesterday! How are you feeling?

  21. Lorraine Cllarke

    A bit hard to choose as they are both gawjus. So if I had to pick one it would be the beautiful ‘In a Pear Tree’, love it!

  22. Hello Melissa,
    I love all your creations. In which concerns these two, I would not know which one I like more…If I win, I let you choose…

  23. Verna Grace

    I, too, love your creations, and especially love to learn how to make those beautiful roses, but love your In a pear tree, too. Decisions, decisions. Too early in the day for me to decide, so I will let you decide also.
    Stay well!

  24. Dianne

    Hello Melissa
    What beautiful blooms you have designed. I would like to make your sweet roses for my dear mum who adores them too.

  25. Hello Melissa

    I would choose sweet rises as roses are my all time favorite flower and I would ave to make them in a shade of purple or lilac or mauve which are all my favorite colors.


  26. Melissa, these are just what I am looking for – for Mother-of-the-Bride/Groom corsages. They are a beautiful idea.

  27. Kerrie M

    I just love the Roses Brooch, you are so talented Melissa 🙂

  28. Meredith

    Hi Melissa. Love both your fabulous creations – you are so talented! I love anything to do with Christmas, so would choose the delightful Pear Tree! Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. Hi Melissa,
    love both of your new patterns…especially in a pear tree!

  30. Deanna

    Both designs are very pretty. If this is open to international followers please throw my name in the pot for either design. I joined the QFD Christmas in July (3rd year) and I was overwhelmed at the fabulous project you designed for us. Your imagination is amazing! Thank you.

  31. Jo from the farm

    I love your designs, Melissa:) the roses are just beautiful xx

  32. Laura Smith

    I love ‘In A Pear Tree’ and would love to see it in Christmas colours

  33. hi melissa
    I’m not sure if the giveaway is open internationally, but I guess I can say I love the fabric roses, even if I can’t be part of the giveaway, isn’t it?
    well I do love them
    vivi from argentina

  34. Sarah

    I am enjoying all your creative ideas!!! Very inspirational!!

  35. Janette F

    Hi Melissa. Your two new patterns are lovely but if I have to choose I cannot go past your Sweet Roses. Thank you for the chance to enter your give-away.
    Cheers, Janette

  36. MMmmm it’s very hard to choose from such lovely designs…..but I just cannot say no to the stitchery this time,just gorgeous 🙂 Barb.

  37. have just found your blog after purchasing your waterlily dreaming pattern. Can’t wait to make it.
    I love your partridge in a pear tree stitchery and would love to enter your giveaway.
    Am off to see what other loveliness you have created.

  38. Julie C

    Hi Melissa
    Thank you once again for this opportunity,your work is beautiful. Both giveaways are lovely I simply adore your roses they are stunning I love the fabric colours you have chosen I think they make the brooch beautiful. I would love to be considered for this giveaway. thank you

  39. Lovely patterns what a wonderful giveaway thanks – were these your projects for the retreat at Country Hart I missed it this year and have regretted it but what a chance to win the pattern

  40. Beautiful, I adore the Pear Tree. Love them very much. It will be hard to choose who to give your Giva-away. Everyone whould love your patterns!

  41. In a Pear Tree is gorgeous! The flowers are too but the Tree is my favorite!

  42. Carolyn Schulze

    Both patterns are great, but I really LOVE roses!

  43. Sarah Scott

    Hi Melissa

    I’ve only recently discovered your designs through the Hugs n Kisses website! I really love the Sweet Roses design it has a lovely vintage feel to it. Can’t wait to see what you design next.x

  44. Beautiful patterns. I’m a new follower and found your site via Cheryl at Willowberry Designs. I just love “In a Pear Tree.” Thanks for the chance.

  45. Gill Smith

    Oh how to choose just one!! they are both wondeful patterns…….I LOVE the roses, and I also LOVE the pears…….you choose for me LOL. hope you are keeping well

  46. Oooo i love the oear tree!
    I just found your beautiful site – so creative!

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