Monday, 13 September 2010

Winners of Last Week's Giveaway - New Giveaway - Say Happy Birthday to Dorothy Bromiley Phelan

First of all my apologies - there were so many entries for the Ann Trump pins that I have yet to thank you all individually for your brilliant ideas for making the blog more interesting for everybody - I have made a start on some ideas and the rest I am already making plans for - so don't think your idea has been ignored. I hope to reply to everyone in the next week. The random draw came up with the following winners for the pins: Cristina from Portugal; Jane from Louisiana; Tricia from Virginia; Margaret from New York; and Jan from San Diego. Congratulations to you all.

Now for a very special giveaway for Needleprint Blog customers and Guilds. On Saturday next week, Needleprint author of The Goodhart Samplers and needlework historian, Dorothy Bromiley Phelan will be 80. I thought it would be lovely to celebrate her birthday by telling her how much her contribution to needlework history means to us. So, all you have to do is send me a message of thanks for her and we'll have them all printed out together nicely and sent to her in time for her special birthday.  Closing date is end of Thursday 16th September. Your message will also be put into a draw and the winner will receive a copy of Connecticut Needlework authored by Susan P. Schoelwer, former curator at the Connecticut Historical Society. This book subtitled: Women, Art, and Family, 1740-1840 looks at all the needle arts created in this 100 year period. There are more than 100 examples illustrated, some never seen before, and photographs include details of designs, stitches, reverse sides and sketches. This book is being published to coincide with an exhibition of needlework to be held at the Connecticut Historical Society in Autumn 2010. The book will be sent directly to the winner upon publication - expected mid October. Simply click here to leave your special message for Dorothy or leave a message on this post.


  1. Dear Dorothy,
    Thankyou for researching and putting together the wonderful "Goodhart Samplers" book. There is endless inspiration between those covers!
    best regards,

  2. Dorothy your book looks amazing and one I would love to own.
    I hope I can get up to see the exhibit , I am fascinated with samplers right now and would love to learn more about the history behind them
    Kathie in NJ

  3. Oops meant Happy Birthday to Dorothy and congrats to Susan P. Schoelwer for the publication of your book, Connecticut Needlework.
    I am looking forward to reading and learning a lot more about women and different needleworks over the 100 years your book covers.

  4. Happy Birthday Dorothy. Your Goodhart Samplers book has given me hours of pleasure. My sincerest thanks.

  5. Dorothy, I wish you a happy 80th birthday! And I would like to extend to you my appreciation of the research and knowledge that you shared with all of us on The Spot Samplers as part of The GoodHart Samplers book. It is a wonderful book. I will treasure it always. Thank you!

  6. Happy 80th Birthday, Dorothy!! Hope you have a wonderful day surrounded by loved ones. Thank you for sharing your knowledge in The Goodhart Samplers book. The book is a true treasure.

  7. Dorothy Bromiley Phelan is her name
    The Goodhart Samplers brought her fame
    On this her 80th birthday we
    Send our heartfelt thanks to thee!

    New York