Ok, here’s the Embroidery Stash Give-Away for November! I included plenty of embroidery threads of different types, a few embellishments, a couple embroidery blanks (kitchen towels), and a large book. Take a look!
This month’s embroidery stash contest has something in it for everyone, basically. It’s kind of a hodge-podge collection, with a little bit of a theme, but not much of one!
First, the embroidery threads:
There are two skeins of Caron Collections threads – Watercolors and Wildflowers. Both are cotton threads in different sizes, and both are overdyed. They’re in kind-of autumn-ish colors.
You’ll find three skeins of silk in this contest: one Dinky-Dyes and two Needlepoint Inc Silk.
There are 2 skeins of DMC perle #5, one autumn-ish and the other will get you ready for the holidays.
There are two blank cotton kitchen towels. These are long, narrow towels with a looser weave, good for using with perle cottons or three strands of DMC stranded cotton.
And some embellishments: a piece of tiny red and green ric-rac (perfect for a Christmas ornament, perhaps), as well as —
… gold colored ribbon floss…
… a pretty little snowflake charm…
… and some icy-sparkly antique glass beads from Mill Hill.
The book is one of Jenny Hart’s Sublime Stitching books – a compilation of iron-on transfers in simple “hip” designs. If it doesn’t suit your style of stitching, it would make a great Christmas gift for an up-and-coming embroiderer. The book includes information on tools, threads, stitch directions, etc. – all the basics to get started embroidering. To read a more thorough description, you can read Amazon’s description here, and even look inside the book: Sublime Stitching: Hundreds of Hip Embroidery Patterns and How-To
So, in order to be included in this stash give-away, all you need to do is the following:
1. At the end of this post (underneat the “posted by” information) you’ll see a little link that says “click to comment.” Click to comment! (You have to be on the website – not reading the e-mail newsletter!)
2. In your comment, answer the following question:
“What type of needlework do you currently do, and what type would you like to try?” (Thanks, Jo! That was one of your questions in the August stash give-away!)
3. Check back on Tuesday to see who won – and if You happen to be the winner, you must contact me with a shipping address within two days.
The contest deadline is Tuesday, November 18, at 5:00 am CST. I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday. Anyone may enter, from anywhere. I’ll ship the package the least expensive way.
Don’t be shy, now! Even if you’ve entered (or even won) another, you can still enter again. And please do feel free to spread the word about the contest among your stitching buddies! The more the merrier (though I realize it reduces the odds…)
I’ll be doing this again in December, by the way, with a very special package which I picked out the same time I put this one together! When I finally made up my mind to part with the December goods, I got pretty excited about it… so that’s something to look forward to!
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