My mom always says it’s better to give than to receive, and I suppose she’s right. (I think she is just setting up her excuse in advance, for the day she forgets my birthday!)
In an effort to live by the virtues my parents tried to instill in me, I thought I’d test the proverb. And to that end, I’m giving away a brand spanking new embroidery kit and some other delectables, in celebration of turning yet another year older today.
It’s not so bad to turn over another year, in the scheme of things. After all, there’s only one alternative…
There are several reasons I decided to give this particular kit away on my birthday. One, I really like it. Two, I think you will like it, too. Three, it’s time for you to try needlepainting. Four, I have two of them. And five, it’s spring, and in spring, our fancies lightly turn to flowers, despite what Tennyson may have said about love and all that stuff.
You’ll remember that I did a little raving about Tanja Berlin’s hand embroidery kits the other day, right? Well, this is one of ’em, and it’s a good one. It comes with the full book of step-by-step instructions, the design drawn on the fabric, all the necessary threads, and … a needle.
And just to show you how much I like you, I’m also going to include two brand spanking new pairs of 9″ x 9″ Evertite stretcher bars (which will help you tremendously with the project and are the size called for in the instructions – though you could also use a hoop if you wanted) and the T-tool to tighten the stretcher bars.
And I think I’ll just have to throw in a brand spanking new pair of DOVO embroidery scissors, too. The style may vary from those pictured above, but I assure you, they are excellent scissors, no matter what they look like!
All of these fall into the Top-Notch-Embroidery-Stuff category. I’m pretty sure you’ll like them!
However, you have to work for them! Pay attention, because these are The Rules.
1. Leave a comment below, on this blog post (not via e-mail, but on the website on this post).
2. In the comment, you must include your name in a recognizable form. For example, if you’re name is Sue, there are lots of Sues in the world. Sue-from-somewhere or Sue-last-initial will make distinguishing Sues much more feasible.
3. Answer this question in the comment:
If you could have anything for your birthday, what would it be? (Um. I probably don’t have to say this, but please keep it publishable… heh heh.)
4. Comments must be in by Tuesday, April 12th, at 5:00 am CST. I’ll draw Tuesday morning, early, and let you know the winner!
The give-away is open to all, no matter where you are in the wide world, but I must mention the fine print: Needle ‘n Thread – and all subsidiaries thereof (I’ve always wanted to say that; there are no subsidiaries) – is not responsible for customs fees or delivery failure due to postal difficulties. International mail will be shipped the most economic way possible.
So Happy My Birthday to You!
I think Mom was right. It is better!
Tuesday, April 12: This Give-Away is now closed, but don’t worry – I suspect there will be others in the near future!