Friday, May 8, 2009

Win a Stitchable Journal

I am the mother of a wonderful 5 year old son. He is one of the funniest, most personable people I know. He is one of those people who can walk into a room full of strangers and leave with everyone knowing his name. He has his fathers charm and outgoing personality. I know both will serve him well as he grows into a wonderful husband and father some day. His dad (my fabulous hubby) is a wonderful example of how a man should treat the women (mother, wife and daughters) in his life. I am so thankful the Little Guy (My son Deane) really listens and respects the Big Guy (My husband Deane).

But as a mother, I want to be involved. I wanted to give the little guy a woman's perspective. What a woman should expect from a man and why it is important to be a gentleman. So I decided to institute Mother / Son date night. I know it might sound old school but I believe a man should hold a door open, pull out a woman's chair and GASP... pay for a date. I know he's only 5 but it is never too young to teach your son manners and respect for women. I discussed the plan with the Big Guy and he said he would take care of it.

After talking with his father, the Little Guy called me while I was at work and asked me out on our first date. The Big Guy gave him money to pay for the date and gave the Little Guy some last minute advice before we left for the evening. We went to see Monsters Vs. Aliens and stopped to get a bite after. The Little Guy was a perfect gentleman. He held the doors, paid the bill and brushed the popcorn off my seat at the movies. It was a night I will never forget. The next day, I started to think, I wish I could tell the Little Guy how much that date meant to me. How much fun I had and how proud I am to be his mom. I've been trying to think of something I could do. I got my answer today!

I found these fabulous needlepoint journals and thought these are just perfect!

This 5X7 stitchable journal comes in 5 colors: light green, sand, brown, bright blue and red with 100 unlined pages to add your favorite memories. You can personalize your journal with a canvas of your choice. What a great way to preserve your memories. I love this cover, we vacation at the shore every year. Now I have a wonderful book to record years of family vacation memories. You could use the Red journal for your Christmas Holiday Journal and the Blue for funny kid sayings. I chose the Dark Brown for my date book with the Little Guy and 2 Sand ones for the Big Guy to record his dates with our daughters, Gracie and Emma. The options are endless.

This 4.5 X 6.25 stitchable journal by AMH Designs has 192 unlined pages and includes easy-to-follow instructions, needle and needle threader, cotton thread in coordinating colors and a chart pattern for all 26 letters for your initials. In less than 2 hours you will have an journal to hold your treasured memories or give as a one-of-a-kind gift.

One lucky stitcher will win his/her choice of journals listed above. The giveaway runs from Friday, May 8th to Friday, May 22nd at 5:00pm EST.

You must be a member of Loose Thread Stitchers to win this giveaway. Membership is FREE ~ click here for more info

So how can you win? Glad you asked!

Leave a comment about the journal you like best

Want additional ways to enter? You will receive an additional entry for each of the following (for a total of 5 entries):

1 ~ Blog about the giveaway and post the link in your comment on our blog

2 ~ Twitter it and include @LTSneedlework (our twitter ID) and a link to the blog

3 ~ Stumble it and post the link to our blog or website

4 ~ Join our Facebook group. We are in the business section under Loose Thread Stitchers

Each entry will be assigned a number. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator. We will contact the winner on Friday, May 22nd and announce in our blog posting that week. Good luck to you all!


  1. This is one of the most heartfelt, sensible, loving mother-y things I have read in a blog in a long, long time. Kudo's to you for teaching your son these things. He's a very lucky boy to have the parents he does. Truly, my hat is off to you.

  2. Ooooh, yeah! I'd love to have a blue journal (blue is my favorite color; lavender is second).


  3. What a fabulous thing to do with your kids. Kudos to both of you.

  4. Oh what a wonderful tradition to start with your son!


  5. Such a lovely idea for your family! Please include me in the great journal giveaway - Thanks!

  6. Please include me in your giveaway. The pic of you and your son is so cute,,There should be more parents out there teaching their sons the kind of manners that you are teaching yours..He sure does look like a charmer :)

  7. Those look really cool, the red for holidays with the grandkids or the blue because i like blue. Please enter me in your giveaway

  8. Love the idea of the journals. I really love the red one since its my favorite color.

  9. Glad you are teaching your son that he should hold a door....etc. I love the green one with the beach chairs.

  10. I'd love to win a red one Colleen!!! Oh ... and I'm going to mention to my daughter about the Mother/Son date night -- I LOVE THAT!!!

  11. I like the first photo -- maybe a sand color cover. Will put up a post on my blog tomorrow : )

    C Lee Parry

  12. What a special time with your children. I sure wish that could have been done for my son. He is 14 now, almost grown up! Love the blue journal-it's my favorite color.

  13. What a neat giveaway! I like the green one the best.

    I LOVE your idea of Mom/Son date night. I know of a Mom who did that and insisted that both her young sons know how to treat a lady. Kudos to you!

  14. Colleen...does your son have a girlfriend? Does he want one? I think I have been waiting my entire life to meet such a lovely young man. What a gift you've given him...bravo!

  15. What a fantastic giveaway! I would appreciate being entered into the giveaway. I became a member as of this evening. The green stitchable journal would be perfect to own. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

    I think your Mom/Son night is a perfect thing to do. He will never be too young to learn life lessons and the bond between woman and man. Besides, "train up a child and when he grows he shall never part." Always remember that. You are being a perfect mother and setting a wonderful example.

  16. You're a wonderful mom.