Tuesday, June 25, 2013

More water than you can imagine... and the Giveaway WINNER

Well... it has been an unexpected 6 days of crisis and emergency state here in my home city of Calgary. I was born and raised here and in my 30 years I have never, ever seen this bad of flooding. It's unreal.
So my apologies for the very late announcement on the winner of my mystery sampler giveaway. It's been... well interesting.
We had my parents here for a couple days as their home was evacuated (they are only a couple blocks from the park which hosts the river). Thankfully we found out on Saturday that their home is unaffected and they were allowed to return.
For myself and my man our home is near the top of the highest hill in Calgary. So we were never in any danger of flooding. However my office is inside the downtown evacuation zone and I have been unable to go to work for a few days now. The photo to the right is only 10 blocks away from my downtown office. It's making everyone anxious as there is a lot of work to do, but with no power and water in the access streets it's impossible to get there until the city allows us. I'd talk more about this but honestly it's just so overwhelming and we've been so immersed in it for so many days now that I am running out of energy to put into the situation. So for now I'll say if you want to know more and see photos that Global Calgary has the best coverage.


Thank you so much to everyone that participated, tweeted and shared the giveaway in various ways. Everyone was given their name in a hat for the number of times they earned an entry.
The winner is:

Here is what you've won Kim (please email me with your address so I can send it out):

Part 1 of the Lizzie Kate Halloween Mystery Sampler.
It's super cute and looks like a nice, quick stitch.
I'm hoping to start mine sooner rather than later. 

Thanks to everyone for their patience and to everyone that has sent me a private message thank you so much for your concern and well wishes. It is likely to be a long road in Calgary to see some normalcy again. And some of our infrastructure will never be the same, but at the end of the day the loss of life is incredibly low and that is what really counts.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

So many Mysteries... so little time... A Giveaway

Has anyone else noticed lately that there are A LOT of mystery samplers and other mystery pieces going around?
I know Martina at Chatelaine has done them forever but recently a few other well known designers got on board.

I happen to have a duplicate (yep I actually bought the pattern twice... apparently I was really excited about it) of the first part of a mystery that was released in the last year. And I'd love for it to go to a fellow stitcher and follower!

But here's the catch. It's a mystery right? So I'm not going to tell you what the mystery part 1 sampler is, or who the designer is. Sound like fun? Wanna get in on it?

To enter the giveaway 
Just follow these rules: 
1) Be a follower of my blog
2) Leave a comment on this post (and only this post counts) that you want to be included in the draw. Please put your email address in the comment or ensure your profile is viewable and your email is shown on it.
3) Wait until Friday, June 21 to see if you won! (entries will close Thursday, June 20 at midnight MST)

One entries not enough?
Here's how you can get more:
1) Tweet about this blog (ensure you put in @epicstitching so I know you did it)
2) Tweet about my Etsy store. (same deal put in @epicstitching so I know you did it) Etsy store link is: http://www.etsy.com/shop/epicstitching
3) Post on your blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post (comment that you did so please so I am not searching forever).

That's all there is to it! Pretty easy? I hope so. 

A couple of things to note: I will ship anywhere in the world. The pattern is brand new and is only part 1, but it can be stitched up on it's own and still be very cute.