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Witchy Stitchy Challenge 2021

Let's get Witchy Stitchy!!!

Can you believe this will be our 3rd Witchy Stitchy Challenge? I am so excited for you all to participate in this year's challenge. As we all know, getting and staying motivated to stitch can sometime be a very real struggle. No matter how much we love stitching, it can be hard to "find the time" as sometime the chaos in life just interferes with our stitching mojo. I believe that by participating in our challenges we can help each other to get and stay motivated to stitch.

Witchy Stitchy Challenge 2021 will start the 1st of October and goes through midnight October 31st.

How to enter

  • Login to your Embroidery.com account. If you don't have a Embroidery.com account, it is easy to create one.

  • Go to the Witchy Stitchy Challenge Page, then select the "Participate" button. 

  • Once clicked. it will change to "Participating," and now you are entered into our Witchy Stitchy Challenge 2021.

Requirements

  • You must stitch at least 30 minutes every day.  

  • To stay accountable, you will post a beginning and ending picture of your WIP every day to our Embroidery.com Cross Stitch & Hand Embroidery Facebook Group. If you are not on Facebook, you can email the pictures to [email protected]

  • When posting your accountability pictures, please include the day of the challenge, the name of designer and name of the pattern you are working on, along with #WitchyStitchy2021.

  • You can work on any needlework project you like.  This includes but is not limited to cross stitch, needlepoint, basic embroidery, punch needle and hardanger. As long as it includes needle, fabric and floss it will qualify.

  • You can stitch on one project or many throughout the month-- it's up to you.

We want you to stitch and post every day; however, we know that life happens. So you can miss four days of Accountability Posts and still qualify for the Witchy Stitchy Challenge 2021 Trophy.

Something new that we added last year was Donnett's Tricks, which I thought were super fun. 

Donnett's Tricks 2021

  • What is something that needlework has taught you? Write it up and post it along with one of your Accountablity Posts.  (For me it is that perfection is not the goal and that mistakes are OK, sometimes even a good thing. They are what makes my piece different and uniquely mine.)
  • Take a piece from your "finished stitching stash" and get it framed. Or completed, however it is you want to complete it. (Be that into a bellpull, pillow, pin cushion, wall hanging, etc.). Post a before and after picture once it is framed.  
  • Post a picture of your very favorite project that you have ever stitched along with note as to why it is your favorite and what it means to you.
  • Try something that scares you-- stitch with a Specialty Fiber such as Hand Dyed Floss, Glow in the Dark Floss, Whisper Thread, Artic Rays, Metallic Thread, Suede, Silk Thread, etc.
  • Halloween is on a Sunday October 31st, so I am making that a MANDATORY stitch day.

The only one of Donnett's Tricks that you have to do is the Mandatory Stitchy Day on Halloween-- the rest are all optional.

Now, let's get many stitchers to join our Witchy Stitch Challenge 2021 so SHARE, SHARE AND SHARE the Witchy Stitchy Challenge 2021.  Post it to your own Facebook page and INVITE, INVITE AND INVITE all of your stitching friends to join us for this year's challenge.

You know my goal for these challenges is to motivate stitchers to take some "me" time to sit, stitch and relax. I know we often take our stitching and the mental health benefits that it gives us for granted. Now, more then ever, we need the peace and quiet that stitching bring us.

At the completion of the challenge, we all will have our stitching bug all revved up for our holiday stitching. For all the stitchers who stitch & post at least 27 of the 31 days, you will receive a custom exclusive trophy.  The trophy is a token that you can keep to help you stay motivated throughout the end of the year.

Don't forget to join me every Thursday at 7pm MST for our LIVE Sit N Stitch & Show N Tell on our Embroidery.com Cross Stitch & Hand Embroidery Facebook Page & YouTube Channel.  We talk about whatever is on my mind, along with some Tip or Technique or a Product Demo. Then, of course, is the Show N Tell part, where I show off what all of our amazing stitchers have been working on by touring our Facebook Group and checking out all of their WIP pics that have been posted during that week.

Now, go shout to the world "Let's get Witchy Stitchy" and get our stitching mojo all pumped up for the rest of 2021!!

 

Happy Stitching -- Donnett

 

Lanie B.

I'm trying to mark myself completed on the trophy page, but it doesn't change. Did I miss the deadline?

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Heather B.

Hi, Lanie. We're sorry you were having trouble. I checked the trophy page and it looks like you were actually successful, so you are now good to go and we'll let you know when your trophy is available.

~Heather
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Mary D.

Not sure if I did it right. It still says Participating.


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Heather B.

Hi, Mary. You (or someone at Embroidery.com) did it correctly. If I go to the Witchy Stitchy Trophy page, it is marked as "Completed." So, you are all set for now. As Donnett indicated, the sewprize emails won't go out until December, when the trophies are in are hands and ready to be shipped. Please let us know if you have further questions at this time.

~Heather

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Mary D.

Donnett, have the emails gone out? Just wondering if I've missed it.

Thank you.

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Donnett H.

The email with the link for you to mark that you have completed this challenge have gone out. The sewprize emails wont go out till mid december.

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Annie O.

I have been stitching everyday since I went out on a medical leave in Sept, I did not know I needed to post everyday and hit participate.... ??

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Donnett H.

If you click on the participate now and you posted every day to our FB group I will still count your posts.


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Annie O.

Thank you, I have been posting very every day since for awhile, I have been posting the Joan Elliott hope, belive, image, and dream, you saw it on the live view last night. I have 7 finishes since I went out in Sept. Thank you again for allowing me to participate.

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SpiritPixie

I posted on the FB page every day and totally ADHD forgot to sign up here first. Did I totally screw up?

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Donnett H.

Click on the participate button and I will still count all of your posts.

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Rhonda W.

forgot to post my project yesterday time got away with the move.

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Heather B.

Hi, Rhonda. It sounds like you're keeping busy! The good news is, so long as you make a post for 27 of the 31 days in October, you will still qualify for the custom exclusive trophy. (Be aware that Sunday the 31st is required.) Please let us know if we can help you further and happy stitching!

~Heather
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Nancy P.

I really enjoy doing the challenges. My husband asks me everyday if I have done my 30 minutes, lol.

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Heather B.

We're so glad you've been able to join us! LOL, it sounds like your husband is a keeper!

~Heather
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Cheryl K.

Where do I post pictures? Worked on my project yesterday and today and don’t know where to post pictures.

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Donnett H.

Normally I would tell you to post them to our Embroidery.com Cross Stitch & Hand Embroidery Facebook Group. But Facebook is having issues today so email them to [email protected] Once Facebook is back up you can post them there or keep emailing them to me whichever you prefere.

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Elana D.

So happy I joined. Feeling a groove and its only day two.

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Donnett H.

Oh I love that I am so glad you are stitching !!!


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Susan Ann M.

I had a hard time posting pictures, but I think I got it now

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Donnett H.

Facebook is having issues today so posting pic is not possible at the moment. So email your accountability pictures to me at [email protected] Once Facebook is back up you can post them there or keep emailing them to me whichever you preferer.


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Annet K.

I also joined your #WitchyStitchy2021 for the 3rd time!


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Donnett H.

Yeah it will be a blast!


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Sharon F.

Hoping to have this challenge as my motivator. I enjoy cross stitching, but of late it seems there have been obstacles in my way. I will do my best to complete this challenge and continue past the end date. I managed to complete the Love to Stitch challenge and thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Donnett H.

Oh I am so glad you will be joining us. I hope we can get your stitching but reved up a bit.


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Kim N.

This is my 1st time doing #WitchyStitchy, so excited! I signed up, hopefully I did it right, it says Participating, I’m guessing that means I did it correctly

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Heather B.

Hi Kim,

That's awesome. You are on the list as participating! Happy Stitching!

~Heather
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Marjorie E.

I hope I can do this. Last time I entered a challenge it really helped me focus but I didn't make it the whole 30 days, like you said, life happens. :) This sounds fun.


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Donnett H.

Yes life does happen but I believe you can do the 27 out of the 31... You can do it!!! Happy Stitching!!!

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Tina A.

I think I’m now participating but not sure. Does anyone know if I’m on the list? Lol

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Donnett H.

You are on the list and participating! Happy Stitching!!


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Nancy T.

This will be my first time to do a challenge like this. I’m looking forward to it

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Donnett H.

Oh you are going to love it these challenges are so much fun!! I am sure you will enjoy it. Happy Stitching!!!

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Charlene B.

I’m in! Excited too

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Heather B.

Terrific! We're glad you can join us!

~Heather
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Lenna V.

I will be joining in on this too. I try to stitch everyday anyway but this helps on those busy days!

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Heather B.

That's great to hear, Lenna. We're glad you're able to join us!

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Melody H.

I’m in! I stitch every day already, so this will be another motivator! Thank you for this opportunity

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Donnett H.

Perfect you will be able to meet this challenge head on by stitching everday. :D

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Lorraine W.

does anyone have any info on how to post my progress need help

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Donnett H.

If you are on Facebook you post your accountability pics to our FB group which is Embroidery.com Cross Stitch & Hand Embroidery. If you are not on Facebook you can email your accountability pics to me at [email protected] Let me know if you have any other qesitons.

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