As promised, here’s this month’s embroidery stash give-away. I went through my boxes of embroidery supplies and pulled out random things that I’d like to give to one of you, just for the fun of it!
There are a couple options for embellishment of your embroidery projects (whether regular surface embroidery, canvas work, or crazy quilting)… and some of them are a little bit “Valentine’s-ish” since it’s February!
First of all, there’s some glittery gold stuff! You can add a little sparkle to your projects with these.
From left to right, there’s a spool of Sulky metallic (can be used for hand embroidery or machine), a spool of Kreinik blending filament (that you add to any color of your own floss), and a spool of Kreinik gold braid (medium, #16). The latter is good for couching and for some canvas work applications. It also makes great cords for Christmas ornaments, or great decoration for cards and so forth.
This is a little Valentine heart printed on cotton, good for crazy quilting or for card-making, or for anything your little heart can come up with!
And, finally, a tiny box of little things: three red jade heart beads, teeny tiny, and really pretty; a clear flower-shaped button (acrylic, I think), and some beetle wings. About the beetle wings: even if you think you’d never ever be interested in embellishing with these things (which can be trimmed and cut into different shapes and sizes), you should at least see them in person, as they are quite beautiful!
So that’s the loot. Here’s the deal:
Leave a comment here and let me know something about how you manage your time for needlework – or for anything else that allows you time to indulge in needlework. Time management tips are always appreciated, and I think other readers would like to hear what YOU do. So, for example, what do you do to make sure you’re using your embroidery time efficiently? Or, what do you do during the day to make sure you have time for embroidery? Anything like that!
(If you’re absolutely stuck and have no time management ideas, you can post your thoughts on “time and needlework” or “taking time to do needlework”!)
If you don’t have a blogger account, please make sure you leave your first name (and last initial is helpful, too!) in the post, so that the drawing is a bit easier.
On Thursday, I’ll draw names from among the commentors. I’ll post the name of the winner, and then you can contact me via e-mail with your snail mail address.
Thanks, Paula, for the idea for this month’s contest. Paula won last month’s contest, and her loot arrived in Australia less than two weeks after mailing! I thought that was pretty good, considering I mailed it first class, not priority!
The contest is open to anyone. I’ll mail overseas mail the cheapest possible airmail option.
(By the way, the reason I title these things “Want Some?” is because that is the only half-way clever phrase my silly parrot can utter. He says it whenever he sees something he wants – food, water…shiny buttons… )
Don’t be shy! And thanks for participating!