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Silhouette Give-Away Winner!

 

Well, it’s done. After much fiddling with spread sheets to keep everything organized and to give everyone their correct numbers of entries, and after weeding through duplicate comments and following up on rules to keep everything fair, I stuck the numbers into a random number generator, and with one click of a button (that part is So Easy!), the winner appeared.

Silhouette Machine Give-Away

There it is. The internal workings of the machine. I hope the winner really enjoys it and gets a lot of use out of it!

So, without further ado, the winner is:

Celeste in CA!

Celeste’s comment is #81 on the first page of comments, for those looking for her. (Use the “older comments” and “newer comments” links at the top of the comments list to move through the pages of comments.)

Congratulations, Celeste! Please contact me within 48 hours with your shipping address, so I can send that information along to Silhouette, and they will ship the machine directly to you.

Thanks to all for participating!

Coming up on Needle ‘n Thread: another new Hungarian folk design from Lilly, suitable not only for embroidery (its intended use) but also for paper crafts, card making, toll painting, and the like; a re-visit to the goldwork scissors I showed you in January (finally got to cut with them!); and some project updates – including something springy. I’m sure a few other things will pop up over the next week, too, so stick around!

Have a Magnificent Weekend!

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  1. Wow Mary! I’m so excited to have won! I really don’t know how to thank you and Silhouette for this wonderful opportunity. I’ve sent you an e-mail with my mailing address and I can’t wait until I get to play with it!

    Celeste in CA

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  2. Congratulations Celeste! Now that I’ve seen your comment, the machine will be in good hands!! Nothing like a little stumpwork & needlelace to liven things up. BTW–have you tried paper linen? It’s pre-stiffened 32ct linen that folds & cuts like paper & you just stitch on it like regular linen. Makes great boxes, needlebooks, etuis etc. etc. Just in case you get tired of the Silhouette!

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  3. Please forgive me, but I have another question about floche. I prefer to use it rather than DMC stranded cotton, but I have typed myself silly trying to find a store in Europe or Australia that sells all the colors. I have ordered some colors from Hedgehog, but where can I get the other colors I need? Pretend that I am 7 years old and tell me exactly where to order.
    Thanks.
    Louise B.

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  4. G’day Mary and Celeste,
    Congratulations Celeste. May your anticipation be realised with many varied, interesting and completed projects.

    I like the idea of the paper linen LacySusan. Will have to look it up.

    Your miniature stitching project is going to be the darlingest (if it’s okay for an English teacher to make up words…) thing Mary. I’ve just looked at the site and I didn’t realise there were such tiny projects. And such a variety of items and pattern styles from traditional to plain sweet. The Man’s Fox Head slippers, Forest Friends and cute Sheep Pull-a-long rugs, the ever so smart Plaid Soldier doorstop and the Bear and Balloon wall hanging. Wonderful.
    Cheers, Kath

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  5. Congratulations Celeste! After spending time in my sewing/craft room this weekend, I realize it’s best I didn’t win.

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  6. Big sigh….. no clue where my first post went.

    Congratulations Celeste! After spending time in my sewing/craft room this weekend, I realized it’s best I didn’t win.

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