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March 01, 2019
Welcome to the first ever Caterpillar Cross Stitch 'Stitcher of the Month' competition for February 2019 where the winner will come away with a £20 gift voucher! I love this community we've built together and I want to showcase the personality and story of a special stitcher each month.
Every one of you is so valued and I want to recognise and celebrate your contributions through this monthly giveaway. On the first day of every month, I'll ask for your nominations. You can nominate yourself or someone else.
Simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, email address and include a photo of some recent stitching. Don't hold back! Let us hear about your personality, background and experience with stitching. Where you're from, how you started stitching and why you love it!
The winner will receive a £20 Caterpillar Cross Stitch gift voucher and have their work shared on social media, our website and in the next email! At the end of each month, the Caterpillar Cross Stitch team will pick one winner based on the set criteria: creativity, interesting story, enjoyment and passion for cross stitch and overall impression. The winner will be contacted by email and will be interviewed for our blog and social media channels.
And now on to our WINNER for February 2019!... Congratulations Sharon Ell!
Sharon says: Hello my name is Sharon Ell, I live in Coventry in the West Midlands. I attach a photo of my favourite piece of stitching from last year 2018. Its a beautiful Winter Rabbit that was requested by a friend. I thoroughly enjoyed picking out the colours and stitching it. I love it!
I am 49 years of age and I've been stitching now for approximately 22 years. I first started stitching when my mother-in-law bought me two starter kits and I’ve never looked back. I am a very arty and crafty individual and will have dabble in most crafts. I’m like a child in a sweetie shop when it comes to craft items. In the daytime I am a Registered Childminder, so to indulge in stitching in my free time helps me relax.
I have ALWAYS been interested in all things crafty and my dream was to take my artiness further but I just never got round to it, two children came along and they are now grown men...so I feel its now my time to do the things I love.
I love to design patterns when I get the chance, picking those beautiful coloured skeins for each piece, altering patterns to suit what I want to stitch and to just get that real buzz out of stitching everyday. I ALWAYS look forward to starting a new piece and love to watch it grow. It’s a very satisfying fun loving hobby to divulge in and I couldn't be without it!
Well done Sharon, your £20 Caterpillar Cross Stitch gift voucher is on its way to you! Thank you for all of your wonderful entries - we had over 50 for February and it was tough to pick a winner as they were all so lovely to read with some amazing stitching shown! Nominations are now open for our March Stitcher of the Month - I can't wait to see them!
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