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Needlework Stash – And the Winner Is…


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Wow! I think we all can benefit for the heaps of good tips left on the original post for the needlework stash contest for January. There were also a couple good tips left on the Last Chance reminder I posted yesterday, if you want to check them out! I really appreciate all the input, and I’m sure other readers do, too…

So who won the needlework stash contest?

First, though, here’s how I set up the drawing: I took all your names and typed them up in a list. The “anonymous” people who left needlework tips were also included – I just typed “anonymous” and a key word from their tip. I printed these, cut them out, folded them, and put them in a ziplock bag…

which I shook with all my might!!

Then I stuck my hand in and drew out….

Paula Hewitt!

Her tip: she keeps an empty film canister with her needlework stuff to store broken or old needles in so that she doesn’t mix them in with her good needles.

For future contests, I hope people aren’t too shy to participate. Think about it – the odds that you’ll win something here are much better than the odds that you’ll win, say, the lottery!

Paula, please contact me with your snail mail address, and I’ll mail that out by this Friday!

Thanks, everyone, for participating – and we’ll do it again soon!


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  1. Thanks, Mary, for the fun and information contest. There a quite a few tips I will be trying out in the near future.

  2. I have been having problems leaving comments on blogger, so I havent left a comment yet before now to say Thankyou!!!! I am looking forward to my prize very much! thanks for running a great contest.

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