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Friday, 22 February 2013

A New Giveaway and A Winner

The winner of the giveaway for the chart of Elizabeth Mitchell  and a Fat 1/4 of Lakeside Linen 40ct Vintage Woodsmoke is



VERA


CONGRATULATIONS Vera please can you email me your postal address.


The next giveaway is an exciting one for me. I cannot stitch without my Millennium Frame which I consider to be my best ever stitching accessory purchase. 


It is so easy to set up your fabric and interchange the different sized bars and side stretchers. Drum tight tension can be achieved over the whole of your work surface with no lacing.







John and Marissa Crane of Needle Needs have very generously sponsored a £50 (Sterling) gift certificate so that you too can try out one of their hand crafted frames.


How good is this frame? Seeing is believing so to qualify for the giveaway please watch the video below and then leave a comment letting us know what you think of their product. 








Mary Corbet of Needle 'N Thread is a big fan of the Millennium Frame and has written several reviews of the frame and stand






and you can read her review here.



Good luck with this week's giveaway.





72 comments:

Dot said...

Oh how wonderful. This frame is amazing.
Congratulations to Vera. :o)

Lynn said...

I had never heard of this frame until your blog. Just last week I was looking at their website. It sounds like a wonderful prize!!

Katrina said...

The frame is wonderful!!!!

Bhooma said...

i love the Millennium Frame. It is awesome !

Erica near Chicago said...

I've read several good reviews about this frame and have watched the video showing how to set it up more than once. Two questions for those of you who use the frame: It looks very solid. How heavy is it? Do you need a stand to hold it or can you lean a corner against a table or stack of books when you need to steady it? Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences.

Margaret said...

OMG! Seriously? That is fantastic!! Thanks for the giveaway -- I'm excited!

Rachel said...

I know I am not eligible (I am a stalker, LOL, not a player) but I just wanted to say that I have seen the video several times and it is definitely on my wish list...so, AWESOME prize!

Serena B said...

The Millennium frame looks to be the cats meow! I watched the clip and read the reviews,and have let DH know all about it!

Jennifer H said...

Wow- what a great giveaway! I have the Millenium frame and stand. And I love it. I've been using it for Garland Fair by Blackbird Designs - and it is dreamy. The frame is not at all cumbersome to my way of thinking (I have the standard size). I know I will have to get another size down the road. :D

I've not tried leaning it against a table or anything to steady it. When I get up from the stand, I take it off, so that the dog doesn't accidently send it flying. :) I just rest it on the chair that I am using. I find the stand to be worth the cost, and well worth the usage. I don't think you'll be disappointed. My stand and frame were a gift to me from Mom and Dad. The best parents ever! (I'm biased of course...)

Hugs and Love,
Jennifer H

Cindy L said...

Congratulations Vera! What a wonderful prize, I have been looking into this frame ever since you mentioned it.

Jennifer H said...

PS. Forgot to mention, that until Mary Corbet's website, I had not heard of the frame and stand before. She was what really convinced me to give it a go. So glad that I had been searching for just this very thing when I had found her information. The stand, just so you know, was easy to put together, and packaged top notch! I put it together myself. EASY! And I live in the USA. Delivery was very good too.

Hugs and Love,
Jennifer H

Deb said...

I have heard so much about these frames and how wonderful they are. It's one my wish list for one of these days.

Gwen said...

Congratulations Vera.

This looks like a very nice frame set up.
Thanks Needle Needs for your generosity.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'm the proud new owner of a millennium frame and stand. It's a wonderful product and I'm so glad I followed Nicola's advice and bought it.
Thank you Needle Needs for your generous giveaway.

Dawn said...

What a great giveaway. I recently purchased a Millenium Frame and it is the best frame I have ever purchased (and I have many). I love it!

Dawn M

Martha S said...

I have one on order, can't wait to use it on my Country Life.

Nicola said...

Dear Erica, the frame is well built so it is sturdy although I am not sure if I would say that it is heavy as such. It wouldn't fit on my kitchen scales so I jumped on the bathroom scales with and without it. 36" bars and 8" stretcher bars with Jane Atkinson on the frame weighed about 3lbs, I won't say how much I weighed !!!!



Cheri said...

Thank You for another wonderful give away. The video makes using the frame look easy, it looks like a very high quality product.

Erica near Chicago said...

Thank you Nicola. That is less than I expected. There may be an order coming to them soon....

Angela Cruz-Garcia said...

Wow! I want one of these frames. I have tried a couple different frames so far and can not get the right tension and this one looks so easy to do. Count me in.

Nikki said...

I have watched that video many many times, and have thought long and hard about getting one. They were out of stock of the one I wanted. What is NOT to like about them. Everything seems like the perfect frame to stitch with. I would love to own one.


Nikki

Krista said...

Congratulations to Vera! The Millennium frame is of such amazing workmanship and quality, I am glad that I have a frame already. What a wonderful and generous giveaway.

Angie Burrett said...

I have never used a frame, but having watched this video I think perhaps I should give it a try! What a great giveaway Nicola - again! - you spoil us! x

Terri said...

I love this frame! I don't have one....yet, but I will eventually! The video makes it look so easy to use! Thanks Needle Needs and Nicola! (And a belated Happy Birthday, Nicola!)

woolwoman said...

I did watch that amazing video some time ago. I also read Mary Corbets review - I have been coveting that frame for a long time - I would LOVE to have the opportunity to try it out Nicola. Many thanks to the folks who make the frame for donating to our wonderful SL blog family. Thanks Melody

Katherine said...

Wow, I'm impressed. I use roller bars and do fairly well with keeping good, even tension on most of my projects. However, there are a few times when I find I have to do side lacing. That's a real pain, especially when you have to roll to a different spot. I might like to try the Millenium Frame someday. Thanks for the chance.

Roberta said...

What an incredible concept - I love it and I think it would work beautifully in my Lowery Frame. I love to stitch in hand but I also love to frame things up that are good size and that I need good tension with.

This is a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for sharing this interesting frame concept.

Jenny said...

Congratulations to Vera on her win! This frame looks amazing. It looks so easy and the tension looks perfect. What a wonderful giveaway.

llknbillburg said...

I investigated this on the web after you said how wonderful it is. I do all of my work in a frame of some kind and this one looks like it would be a dream! I have it on my wish list too and wouldn't it be great to win one!! Laura

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I've never heard of this frame. I've only ever used Q-snaps or stitched in hand. It looks like something I'd be interested to try. Thanks for the information!

Dianne said...

What a remarkable tool! I usually work in hand, only occasionally with a frame, but the features of this one would make all the difference. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this drawing for the giveaway :)

SallyFr said...

Hakuna Matata
What a wonderful frame
Hakuna Matata
Ain't no passing craze
It means no worries for the rest of your days
It's our problem-free, philosophy
Hakuna Matata

This little verse (from Disney's Lion King with a small change in wording) sums up beautifully what this frame means to me!!

Laura said...

I love him.
I like it, is simple.

samplerlover said...

I also have heard of thi frame and it looks perfect. Would love to win one.

Solstitches said...

I've watched demonstrations by Needle Needs many times at the various stitching shows I used to attend
and have to agree that the Millennium Frame is super easy to set up and great quality too.
I already have the frame and would love a stand to go with.
Margaret

Debbie Bauer said...

I have watched the video a couple of times. I finally ordered one for myself and can't wait for it to arrive.Now if I won I could have 2 projects on the go. Each on there own millennium frame. Wow that would be great.

Vera said...

Yay!!! I won!!! I'm "blocked" from commenting on blogs at work or I would have been shouting out to you all earlier. As I told Nicola,I love this sampler...and the origin is "probably" from Pennsylvania -- where I live. Can't wait to see this pattern up close and personal; I'm thinking it will be a delightful change from PLL which is so much solid stitching.

The frame -- ahhhhh --- I stitch in hand exclusively unless I am doing Hardanger. BUT, this frame looks wonderful. I'm thinking of forcing my husband to watch the video and then challenge him to make me one. We'll see.....

I'm off early tomorrow morning -- heading to NC and then FL (some fun, but work related traveling). Pincushion is packed away to go with me. Hope everyone has a great week.

Leona S said...

I have always stitched in a hoop but after seeing the video, things may be changing. It is the tension of the fabric that I am most impressed with. Oh, there may be something new on my wish list.

Kellie said...

This frame looks amazing! I have been looking at these for several months now and reading everything I can find on the Internet about them. I watch your blog eagerly for "millennium sightings" as well. :) This frame and the Aristo lap stand are at the top of my wish list.

Kathy said...

Congratulations Vera on your win.

I, too, have purchased the frame and it is amazing!!! The tension is more "drum" tight than with any other kind of rods I have ever used. And, it's also much easier to use than any other I have ever owned. So if you're looking for something to hold that fabric tight and quicker and easier to use I would highly recommend it! Thanks to John and Marisa for such a great offer.

Marsha said...

A friend recently showed us hers and I have to say I was envious. Looks very cool.

Kath said...

OMG, this is the most amazing frame and a must have for any stitcher! I had never heard of this frame until I read about it in your blog and now after watching the video, I want and need one in every size. Fingers and toes crossed that you'll pick me....please!

Rebecca in TN said...

I have been drooling for this frame ever since I saw Mary Corbet's review on it. Thank you so much for the generously donated gift certificate Needle Needs!!

Ellen said...

Wow, amazing frames! This is the first time I have seen these! I am very impressed after watching the video! What is the normal size that most stitchers purchased?

Definitely would love a chance to try them!

Hugs,

Lelia said...

What a lovely frame!!! I like the 'all wood' in this frame. Cannot help wonder how heavy it is ... but looks beautiful. I'm astonished at how easy the side bars tighten up the whole ground (linen). Looks easy! and no sewing on to a bar -- nice to have a lot of sizes, too. A well thought out product. A needleworker's dream!!!

Thank you for the opportunity -- this will be on my 'wish list' ; )

Nicola said...

Dear Ellen

Most end up with every size they love it so much.

The smallest side stretcher bars are probably the ones you will use most, although I use the middle sized ones when I need to see a larger area due to the pattern, (SDW's huge motifs for example) The largest ones are perfect for hardanger.

The top and bottom bars are dependent on the width of your fabric, if you bought only one size the 36" you can work on any fabric width less than this. The fabric is so easy to attach that you can literally whip it off and on different projects.

The stand is something to think about.

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

If I wasn't sure before, now I am convinced that I must order the frame. I will order the Aristo (table) Stand. My back won't allow me to use a floor stand for long periods of time.

I wish I had one right now. I am using extended Q-snaps with an expanding K's Creation table stand that keeps popping my frame out of the holders. Not conducive to Happy Stitching.

Carmen Sutton said...

I don't often use stretcher bars, but find that they are helpful when doing certain stitches. Who ever designed the Millennium seems to have addressed all aspects that were a pain on other brands, way to go! I do not have a set, but would love the chance to try them out.

KathieB said...

Looks like a beautifully made and easy-to-use frame. I'll let you all know how I like using it after I win it!

Sharon H said...

It looks much easier to set up than a traditional scroll frame and seems to give more even tension. Have heard many good things about this frame - would love to try one!

Dawn said...

Congratulations to Vera.
Love the frame! Have not been using one and should go back to one. I think it might be easier on the wrists?

Jane Steen said...

Wow, what a great frame. I would love one of those!

Lanie said...

Ok, here's my story boys and girls ... when I was a teenager, my grandmother taught me to stitch on aida cloth taped to scroll bars. When I finally decided to learn on linen years later, I was taught to stitch "in hand" and that is what I have been doing ever since. This Millennium Frame is definitely intriguing and I keep wondering if it is the better way to stitch. So my question, has anyone switched from stitching "in hand" to using this frame? If so, what can you share? Appreciate any comments!

Lanie said...

Congratulations, Vera! Hope you enjoy Elizabeth and the lovely Lakeside Linen ... I'm sure you will :)

Kevin said...
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Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Watching the video was very helpful. There is some serious tension on the linen would be helpful when stitching on higher count linens.

Kevin said...

Congratulations to Vera! What a great prize!

This Millenium Frame was totally new to me. I had never heard of it before seeing this blog entry. I was so overwhelmingly impressed by the video, Mary Corbet's review, and the positive statements made by those of you who own one that I ordered one!
I really just had to have one. The frame I currently use drives me insane due to the lack of tension. I like my fabric DRUM TIGHT when I'm stitching, especially when working on 40 ct linen. Can't wait to try this out.

Ann said...

I think I've tried every frame made--and this is the one I think would be my forever frame! I've found my stitching is always at its best when the fabric is perfectly taut, and this looks as though it takes care of that problem for once and for all.

H and T said...

Nicola,
Thank you for yet another fantastic giveaway. It was good to revisit the tutorial as I always struggle a bit to get my fabric onto the frame. I have one frame but would happily take another! Thank you again,
Heather

FlyawayJil said...

A tool designed as well as this could convert me to stitching in a frame!

FlyawayJil said...

...and when will we have a distribotor in the States?

Mindi said...

The Millennium frame sounds fascinating.

Rachel F said...

Congratulations Vera! It will be nice to see Elizabeth Mitchell in progress.

I would like to throw my name in the hat for the Millennium frame. It looks amazing and I would love to see if my stitching looked any better. ;-)

Marlene said...

I agree the Millenium Frame looks easy to use and with so many high praises from so many people I'll just have to get one...if I don't win this one. :)

Teresa S. said...

I have avoided scroll bars for years because of the sagging along the edges of the linen and the difficulty in getting linen attached.

Wow! The Milennium frame looks fantastic and I hope I win the gift certificate so I can order one!
Thanks for this giveaway!

OctoberLace said...

What a great video! The lady starring in it certainly makes it shine!

PoundingSand said...

This is ingenious. I like scroll frames, and tensioning with an adjustable sidebar looks like it will provide a more consistent tension than I get from trying to hold and tighten the normal knob screw ends on roller frames.

I'd want to have about six sets of bars in various widths!

Kate

KB said...

Congratulations Vera

I have a Millennium frame and they are the best I have ever used and believe me I have tried many different scroll frames.... This one keeps the fabric tighter than any other... Would love to win so I could get some different sizes and more side bars... thanks Nicola for all you help... hugs

Jean P said...

Thank you Nicola and Needle Needs for this terrific opportunity. I have never read a negative comment about Needle Needs products and know I would be delighted to own one of their frames!

Fiona said...

Congratulations Vera on your win, enjoy your new chart and fabric.

I have two sets, different sizes, of Millenium bars and one set of side stretchers and love them. Please add me to this give away I would love to add to my collection.

Joanne O'H said...

I have one Millenium frame and it is wonderful. I would also love to purchase other sizes.
Joanne

Kim Hummel said...

I watched all three videos and this frame looks fantastic. I used to use a hoop, then switched to in hand. The frame looks like it would be much easier to get even tension.