Here it is – the post we’ve all been waiting for!
Today, I’m announcing the winners of the 12 Days of Christmas series here on Needle ‘n Thread. This was a series of hand embroidery related give-aways, running over the 12 Days of Christmas, from Christmas to January 6th.
We had some fantastic needlework gifts in the line-up, all of which are recapped on The Wrap Up.
This morning, after ironing out all the technical stuff, I did the “random number” thing and hunted down the comments corresponding to the correct number (taking into account the fact that there are only 99 comments on each comment page, and each new page starts renumbering – and also taking into account the occasional duplicate entry, and also taking into account one person who had to enter via e-mail because of a computer problem). And finally…. we have a list of winners!
Here we go!
Day 1: Trish Burr’s instructional DVD set & three beautiful needle painting kits go to Mary McCusker. I don’t know where she’s from, but I do know she likes the Kotari Kingfisher and wondered if he is glaring at a fish he’s about to eat.
Day 2: The two goldwork thread collections from Tanja Berlin go to B from M and Nina of New York. B has wanted to try goldwork for a long time, but has been intimidated by the many different types of goldwork threads and the cost – so here’s a good opportunity to try some out and get hooked! And Nina is in the same boat – she’s wanted to try it, but hasn’t taken the plunge. (I’m not sure if she realized that “plunge” works out to a goldwork pun…!)
Day 3: The two collections of Japanese silk go to Lisa in Stirling, Ontario (18 spools) and to Chris P Romeo (12 spools). Lisa has plans of a peacock in silk, and Chris hasn’t tried flat silk yet, but wants to, because it would “amp up the dignity of the stitchery.” (That’s a quotable line!)
Day 4: The Wool & Hoop kit and the Talliaferro Design kit winner is Abbie of Ithaca (say that 10 times fast!). Though new to embroidery, Abbie wants to be a Talliaferro kind of stitcher, because the design “screams amazing.”
Day 5: The Evertite Stretcher Bars go to Marjorie Holmes, who does a lot of different types of embroidery and holds the fabric different ways, depending on what she’s doing. (I think she’ll like the Evertites a LOT!)
Day 6: Looks like a Left Handed Embroiderer’s Companion from Yvette Stanton is going to KiallaJudes, who wants to give it to her sister for her birthday. Kialla is a righty, and looks forward to getting the opposite version for herself some day.
Day 7: The various little kits and do-dads from The French Needle are going to Michelle Simmons, who doesn’t collect embroidery scissors, but would like to; and to Beth in Maine who loves embroidery scissors and has several pairs, her favorite being by Honey Bee (haven’t seen these – will have to look them up!)
Day 8: The Elizabethan Range of crewel wools from Renaissance Dyeing goes to Brenda Hedge, who is planning on working the Crewel Rooster with them! (Fun!)
Day 9: The linen and silk thread ensembles from Hedgehog Handworks & Access Commodities go to Dale in Newfoundland, who is thinking along the lines of a whitework sampler, especially after finding out there there are over 200 shades of off white; and to Kandy Fling, who has a bunch of projects milling around in her head – the linen and threads will surely come in handy!
Day 10: Those gorgeous stitching tools go to Judy (Daiz) N, whose favorite tools are her needle and needle threader! Now she can add three more favorites to her list!
Day 11: The Millenium Frame goes to Kimberly Fiori, who has been scrimping for one of them for a while. It’s #1 on her wish list…. but not anymore!
Day 12: And finally, the two one-year subscriptions to Inspirations Magazine go to Joyce Foss, who wants to gift it to a life-long, talented friend; and to Brittany W who is a novice embroiderer and will find Inspirations a wonderful resource for ideas and projects.
To claim your prizes, please contact me with your mailing information by Thursday, January 12th. If I haven’t heard from you by January 12th, I’ll re-draw for your prize, so don’t delay!
Thanks to all for participating and to the contributors who made it happen! I wish I could send everyone a little something – but that would be about 13,000 little somethings.
If you didn’t win, you can always give yourself a consolation prize with a subscription to Inspirations Magazine, using the 20% discount that Country Bumpkin is offering readers of Needle ‘n Thread through the end of January! You’ll find details for that on Needle ‘n Thread, in the left hand column. (I don’t get any kick-back or anything for subscriptions, just so you know.)
Now, on to 2012 – see you tomorrow, with a stitching update.