It's Here!

The cold weather arrived suddenly today.  I walked to the train this morning and it was crisp, and I walked outside at lunch and it was freezing cold!   I suppose winter is coming along, and it made me think of all the trick or treater's whose mother's will ask them to wear coats over their carefully planned outfits.  It was almost 80 degrees here on strange to see people in winter coats on my train ride home.  But I digress....
Just in time for the cold weather, the new sampler is here today to keep you busy next to your fire (or radiator as the case may be).   This is the first in a series of samplers based on specific stitches, and I'm kicking things off with the chains.  You'll find lots of variety, including lots of lazy daisy's and some real daisies to backstitch when you just can't handle the monotony of chain stitches any longer.  I printed this one on four different fabrics this time, and all of them are available now in limited quantities (some more than others) over at the shop.   I hope you like it!
And now, announcing the winner from yesterday's contest.  Firstly- whoa!  What a lot of suggestions, people!  I am so looking forward to looking around for all those books!  I'll try to get around to compiling all of them into a pdf for everyone soon.   From all the comments entered yesterday and today, I randomly selected Sam Hall as the winner. Sam Hall, you'd better be e-mailing me your address!   But everyone else wait!  Another winner will be drawn at random next Wednesday (November 3rd) when I'm back from a little break.....just join me as a follower of this blog to be entered, and leave a comment on this post letting me know (if you're already here, let me know!).  The comments will stay open until next Wednesday at Noon, EST.    Good luck!

**********Shane X  You are the winner!  Please e-mail me your mailing address and I'll quickly send you the new sampler in Aqua or Daisy- let me know your preference ASAP.  Congrats!***
*****P.S. I still haven't heard from Sam Hall, so please contact me if you're out there!*********