Sunday, September 16, 2012


I can't believe I've been abusing my blog for such a long time! Life has been hectic lately.

Anyway, thank you everyone for your nice messages and warm words.

In the sign of appreciation I would like to offer you to participate in my new Fall Giveaway 2012.

Today I offer you this set of needlework frame with stitched portrait of a Golden Retriever (it was stitched on 49 count silk gauze with Gutermann silk), petite pointed slippers with stitched puppy of the Golden Retriever on the front (it was petite pointed on 60 count silk gauze with The Silk Mill silk), they come with the little shoe box, and a beautiful carved corner chair (that is not my work, but new and comes in the original box).

The rules are the same... Oh, no...

Let's play a little bit.

When you leave a comment, I would like you to answer a question: if you have had a chance to go abroad from whatever country you live, what country would you like to go to visit and why? Easy, true?

You have 4 days to sign up for a Fall Giveaway 2012. It will be closed on the 20th of September at 11.59 p.m. and a Winner will be announced on the 21st of September.

Good Luck,



rosanna said...

OMG, Natalia, this giveaway is too much ! and I shall gladly join it :o))
Thank you very very much.
Now which is the country where I'd like to go ? Actually it would be easier for me to say which is the ountry where I would NOT like to go.
I love travelling so much that any place is fine for me.
Yet there is a place where I never managed to go, and I have tried a few times, one recently, and this is NYC.
Why ? because to me it is the city of Breakfast at Tiffany's, Harry and Sally, You have got mail, etc etc. An utterly romantic city. No CSI or gangs in my imagination but lots of romance. Sounds silly ?
And now I shall keep my fingers crossed :o))

maria said...

Natalia, thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway.
My dream vacation country is Cuba.
Why? The music, the food and the beaches are so good reasons.


Drora's minimundo said...

Oh Natalia! Another exquisite giveaway? Please count me in!!!
I would love to visit Russia again, spend more time at the Kremlin Museum in Moscow, the Hermitage in St.Petersburg and all those wonderful, full of treasures Palaces.
Will put your link on my blog.
Thanks and hugs, Drora

anisnofla said...

Hola. Me gustaría participar en el sorteo.
¿A qué país me gustaría ir? No viajo mucho pero principalmente me encantaría conocer bien el mío, España, y después Europa en general.

Indy_Poppy said...

I would love to firstly go to the UK. There are my reasons:
1. Most of my ancestors are from the UK and I'd love to go to the villages they lived in to see what their home towns were like.
2. For years I have been watching many BBC shows and would love to see the old houses especially those that have a thatched roof.(The ones that look like chocolate box pictures I used to get at Christmas time)
3. There are many miniature shops that I have longed to visit.

SaMiRa73 said...

Hi Natalia! First of all: this giveaway is so wonderful I have no idea how long it takes to stitch so much and so tiny, this is very generous, thanks! Well, I´d go to England. I´ve always had a special connection to this country, I love the language, my first best friend at school was from England...and I only watch Rosamunde-Pilcher-movies because I want to see the beautiful houses and the wonderful landscape :-) Hugs, Sandra

debbie's mini thoughts and creations said...

Hi Natalia, I would love to enter your give a way, have told every one on my blog, now where would I like to go, thats easy, my favorite place is any Greek island, I have visited some and I always wanted to visit more, but due to ill health i cannot go, but in my dreams I do

mcddiss said...

me gustaria mucho participar en tu sorteo
mis respuestas son

vivo en España y he viajado hasta Portugal , si eso cuenta

me gustaria viajar por todo el mundo,pero sobre todo me gustaria visitar Japon ,por que es una cultura muy distinta y peculiar , ademas conviven tradiciones ancestrales con la mas actual modernidad

anuncio el sorteo en mi blog



debbie's mini thoughts and creations said...

Hi Natalia, writing this again as I am not sure if my first comment went through, so I have bragged about your blog on my blog and said about your give a way, the place I would most like to visit, any Greek island, I have visited many and always hoped I would visit more but do to ill health I cannot go, but in my dreams I do, please let me enter your give a way, I admire your work

Cy said...

This is, indeed, a very generous give-away. As a stitch-aholic myself, I just love all of your stitched items.
The country I would most like to visit is America. I'm looking forward to winning the lotto and taking a long tour of a country that has so much history, so many cultures, glorious scenery, friendly and inspiring people, and a tremendous amount of 'mini' talent.

Craftland said...

Natalia, I can't believe. You are so generous, your giveaway is so beautiful. First I would like to travel to the South Seas. A lot of clear water, pleasant temperatures and determines a lot of nice people are the reason why. And coconuts, I also like very much.
Please count me in your wonderful giveaway and I'll cross my fingers.
Hugs from Craftland

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

What wonders Natalia! I will be happy to participate and will cross the fingers to be the fortunate.
I love to travel and in my vacation, France, for its culture, architecture and landscapes is a delight. Thank you, thank you for this opportunity. Kisses :)

Alice - Wisteria Lodge said...

Hi Natalia, thank you so much for giving me the chance to win! I would love to go to Singapore as I was born there but have no memories of it! All of my sisters and my parents have been back but I have not had the chance, yet!

carmen said...

me encantaría participar en tu sorteo ( y me gustaría viajar a Australia..) lo subo a la barra lateral de mi blog

Ludmila said...

Ох, Наталья! Бередишь душу такими вопросами :) Живу я в Украине. За всю свою жизнь за границей никогда не была. Поэтому ну ОЧЕНЬ мечтаю побывать в разных странах. Франция меня влечет своим южным побережьем. Хотелось бы увидеть Лазурный берег, огромные виноградники, живописные деревни с настоящими мельницами и сыроварнями. В Италии мне очень интересна столица. Было бы хорошо увидеть Колизей вживую, прикоснуться к старым камням, пройтись по развалинам древнего театра. Испания мне нравится за свой темперамент, песни, танци, величественный дворец испанских монархов. Красота! А еще очень хочеться побывать в Бразилии и своими глазами увидеть статую Христа Искупителя в Рио. Ох! Мечты.... мечты.... Очень хочеться поездить, мир повидать, да вот возможности не позволяют. Увы :(
Заговорилась я :) Прекрасные подарки ты приготовила для своих читателей! Спасибо за шанс поучаствовать в розыграше!

PAKY said...

You're so generous, are wonderful gifts. I put on my blog. If I had a chance to travel, I would like to visit Barcelona because is a great city and I have a lot of great blogger miniaturist friends who I would like to meet in person!
Hugs and thank you!

A. Wright said...

What a lovely drawing, please count me in!

If I had to choose only one place, it would have to be Paris, France. The museums, the food, and of course the miniaturists :)

Dorien Litjes said...

Dear Natalia,
I like to go to Portugal.The reason is: to take care of the house from my father in law who passed away last year.
Hugs Dorien

Odessa Price said...

Amazing display/giveaway. Backpacking throughout Ireland is a dream destination. The country side photos have always fascinated me.

Ana said...

Hola Natalia! Qué bonito sorteo! Por favor cuenta conmigo me encantaría participar. Me encantaría ir a Italia, Hay tántas cosas que ver y lugares que conocer!Un abrazo Ana (mucuy)

cristina said...

que hermoso sorteo!!! muchas gracias por la oportunidad :)
ami me gustaría mucho conocer el tibet, creo que es uno de los lugares mas hermosos ademas de su cultura y religión...
felicidades por tu bello trabajo :)

Francesca said...

Hi Natalia,
Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! Please count me :-)

My dream country is Australia: the coral reef, the huge desert, the koalas and the kangaroos... everything seems so far and so different from Europe!

Mini Hugs,

Ivana said...

Ohhhh que hermoso sorteo! Me gustaría participar! Ya lo llevo a mi Blog!! Besos milessssssssss ;)

Teruka said...

Lovely giveaway! Please count me in!
I would most like to visit America, but my first city to visit would be New York. I love big cities!!

Melissa's miniaturen said...

Hello Natalia.
What a wonderfull give-away you've made.
The country I love the most to visit is England.It's not to far from here ( Holland) and I like it there because it's the country to be for dollshouses and for Ghost ,because I also like to see horror movies.
Greetings Melissa

Fabiola said...

Fabulous giveaway! please, count me in. I put the link on my blog.
I would like to visit hot countries because I like good weather and hot.
Kiss Faby

Xandra Dekker said...

Hello Natalia,

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Nice that you've become a follower. What a beautiful miniature embroidery you make. I became a follower of your blog and would like to participate in this wonderful giveaway. My answer to your question is: I would opt for a trip to Cuba. The people are nice, have humor and the music is fantastic.

Sincerely Xandra

mariana belmonte said...

Hola Natalia,
me encantaría participar en tu concurso por favor, gracias.

Yo vivo en la Cd. de México, he viajado a USA
y me encantaría visitar Barcelona, Florencia, Paris, Londres, Nueva York me encanta el arte y creo que son ciudades especiales en este aspecto.

Besos Ü

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: count me in for the draw. I'd like to go to New York because I never traveled to America. It is far from my country and it takes many days of vacation. I would love to visit the shops of New York and meet their luxurious streets .. We keep in touch.

malu2 said...

Natalia! precioso regalo!! me gustaría participar, eres muy generosa!
Los paises orientales, me encantan!! por tanto Japon seria el principal por su cultura, tan diferente a Europa.
Besos de las Malu´s.

ANDA said...

Wonderful gifts! Like to participate in the raffle!
Travel to many places, but here there is no place or time for this listing. :)
So wanted to go to Spain. There is almost always warm and the people are warm-hearted.

Marian said...

Your giveaway is exquisite, I like it, please count me.
I live in Spain and I will like to go to Brasil because I born there
and my parents arrived to Spain when I was 3 years ago. Thanks.

contar said...

I would love to participate in this giveaway, I really like his blog,
My favorite country is France where and traveled on a couple of occasions and I would like to repeat soon.
a hug

BiWuBär said...

Thank you very much for this more than generous giveaway - your prices would have been enough for more than one giveaway! Please count me in! And now the answer to your question: The Switzerland of Holstein, which is exactly the naming of the landscape in Northern Germany where I live - well, no chance to go abroad for me due to family reasons, but I can travel in my imagination to every beautiful place in the world... ;O)


Kez said...

Thankyou for inviting me to join your giveaway ! Im living in the country I would most like to be in!I was born in south yorkshire England and now live in Australia and couldnt think of a place Id rather be :)

Margaret said...

Your giveaway is beautful Natalia and so generous. Mathilde loves golden retrievers and would enjoy working on this fine needlework in her spare time. As for travel, I always want to return to Europe, love the history and the beautiful buildings and gardens. Being a young country (since European settlement that is), Australia's historic buildings are relatively new by world standards. Would like to go to ground zero in NY of course, to pay my respects, an event that changed the world. Have only been to the big apple once, many years ago, and it is so vibrant. Thanks for the opportunity to win your great prize.

Anonymous said...

Hi Natalia! Your work is very inspiring! Thank you for giving us all an oppourtunity to own and cherish your work :)
Most recently the top place on my list to travel to would be Dubai. My grandparents (80 years young and still travelling!!) just recently went there and it looks sooooo beautiful. They seem to have many interesting things, like the private islands that were man made to look like the world from birds eye view. Also, there is a very large shopping mall that even has an indoor skiing hill! It all sounds much too lavish, but I suppose that what happens when you supply so much of the world oil!
Have a great day!

Eva - tatalamaru said...

Un regalo precioso Natalia, me apunto encantada a tu sorteo y lo anuncio en la barra lateral de mi blog.
He viajado a muchos paises, pero algo que tengo pendiente es ir a Holanda,y aunque lo tengo relativamente cerca, nunca he podido cumplir ese sueño.
Un beso

Ascension said...

Hola Natalia
Me encantaria participar en tu sorteo.
He viajado por toda España (mi marido es camionero y le acompaño muchas veces), he viajado a Inglaterra, Italia, Francia......pero me encantaria conocer un pais muy especial Singapur.
Subo el aviso a mi blog.
besitos ascension

Begoña said...

Me encantaría participar en tu sorteo, es precioso el premio, trabajas muy bien, y en cuanto a l a pregunta, me gustaría mucho conocer Holanda, y espero hacerlo un año de estos,llevo el enlace a mi blog. Un beso

Mariana said...

Natália, your work is wonderful! Your blog is very very nice!
Please, count me in!
I never went out of my country, but if I could visit one country would be Egypt. I love everything about ancient Egypt, I'd love to see the great pyramids, museums, mummies, temples, everything! It would be a magical journey!
Hugs from Brazil!

crafterzdelights said...

What a beautiful giveaway! Please count me in! My dream country to visit definitely has to be Egypt. I've always been fascinated by the history and the culture since I was a child. I would like to visit all the museums to learn more and actually see the pyramids with my own eyes.

Maria Blanca "AyamontinoMaria" said...

Gracias por este bonito sorteo. Me encanta viajar y mi lista de sitios a visitar es muy larga, pero si tengo que elegir uno, seria Japon, por su cultura diferente, y su ancestral sabiduria. Un abrazo

Rosella said...

Hello Natalia! Mi piace molto il tuo giveaway e ti ringrazio per la tua generosità!!
Mi piacerebbe visitare gli USA ed in particolare la città di New York per regalare un fantastico sogno a mio figlio Marcello.
Baci e grazie said...

¡Precioso regalo! me gustaría mucho participar en tu sorteo. Cuenta conmigo, por favor. Me llevo el enlace a mi blog. De las ciudades que he conocido hasta ahora la que más me ha gustado ha sido Paris,me parece una ciudad maravillosa y con unos rincones llenos de encanto. Me encantaría conocer Holanda. Besitos, Angela.

Eliza said...

Wow! What a wonderful giveaway! I'd go to Croatia, more specifically to the old walled city of Dubrovnik, in a heartbeat! I was able to visit for a long weekend about eight years ago. I loved how many secret nooks and hidden stairs there were to explore, and (at least when I visited) there were almost no other American tourists!

Villa Conejo said...

Hola!!! soy de Mexico y he tenido la bendicion de conocer varios paises (España, Alemania,Republica checa, Austria, Francia, Hungria, EUA y del mismo pais la isla de Puerto Rico, sin duda regresaria feliz a Praga y Viena, pero me falta sin duda cumplir mi sueño de conocer Rusia, espero que con esta crisis pronto se pueda jajajaja, besos te sigo y te llevo ami blog

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Wish I could have seen your work in person and met you at the Colorado show. I have been following your work on line for a long time and marvel at all the designs you have created. Photos never seem to show the true beauty of the pieces.
I have never been out of the US but would love to go to Europe. The Bohemian Forest region calls to me as it is very difficult to find reliable information on the true history and culture of the area. This is the area my husband’s ancestors came from. It is intriguing to dream of visiting the area of the world that they came from.
Looking forward to meeting you in the near future.
Betty in CO

Wyrna Christensen said...

Welcome to my blog. I'm glad you found me, so I've also found your blog.
It's impressive stuff you're doing, I can not understand that you can look at sewing in the particular substance. It would never been successful for me.
Fun little detail you did with your giveaway. it's hard to choose just one country among all the possibilities. I've even been to Seattle, and still missing to see New York. But then, there is also Italy. !!
Unfortunately I came too late for your giveaway,it is very beautiful your dogs picture. I've just started a giveaway one on my blog, stop by one day.

Wyrna From A fairytale come true.

julia said...

Hola Natalia, pues son muchos losm paises que me gustaría conocer, pero un viaje que tengo pendiente es un safari por Africa.
Soy una nueva seguidora tuya y me encantaría que contaras conmigo para el sorteo.
Por cierto yo tambien estoy de sorteo, por si quieres pasar por mi blog.
Lo subo al mío.
Mil besos...Julia.

julia said...

Perdón ya pasó...llegué tarde.
Mil besitosss.


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