Good Morning All Around!
I’m so excited this morning! Why? Because it’s time to launch this year’s series of pre-Christmas give-aways, A Stitcher’s Christmas, 2017!
If you’ve been following along with Needle ‘n Thread for at least a year, you might remember we did this last year. It was so much fun that I thought we should do it again!
To put the series together, I knocked on the doors of lots of folks in the needlework industry – designers, manufacturers, store owners – and asked if they’d be willing to give you the opportunity to receive a really special Christmas gift. They generously hopped on board with enthusiasm, and I was able to put together a nice line-up of beautiful give-away prizes for this year’s series!
So, between now and Christmas, I’ll be hosting several give-aways. I’ll explain the way it works below, and introduce you to the first prizes! Come along…
How the Series Will Work
If you’d like to join in with this series – and trust me, you’ll want to! – you’ll need to keep an eye on Needle ‘n Thread over the next several weeks. Not every article will be a give-away article, but each give-away, when posted, will only run for a short period of time until the next give-away.
The easiest way to keep an eye on what’s posted on Needle ‘n Thread is to subscribe via email. You can do that here, or by using the sign-up form on the website in the left column (or, on mobile, click the top menu and scroll down). This assures that the articles arrive in your inbox, so that you don’t miss anything.
If you don’t want to subscribe, that’s fine, too! Just make sure you pop in every day or so to see what’s new.
You can also follow my Needle ‘n Thread page on Facebook, where I’ll post a link to each give-away as well.
So, once I post a give-away, just follow the guidelines and you’re in! When the next give-away is posted, I’ll announce the winner(s) for the previous give-away. The winners are randomly drawn based on numbers assigned to the entry.
That’s it! Easy!
A couple weeks ago, I reviewed Di van Niekerk and Toody Cassidy’s new book, The Art of Felting & Silk Ribbon Embroidery. You can read my review of the book here, for an in-depth look at what it’s all about!
Well, did you know that Di offers kits for the projects in the book? And the kits even have the felt ground fabrics in them – already made! That’s right! You can do the silk ribbon embroidery part, without making the ground fabric, and still produce the beautiful projects featured in the book!
You can find the kits for the projects in The Art of Felting & Silk Ribbon Embroidery here on Di’s website. They are, as you would expect, gorgeous!
The drawing will work this way: the first randomly drawn winner will have a choice of the scarf or purse kit, and the second will have whichever the first drawn name doesn’t choose. Both will receive a copy of the book.
This give-away is now ended. Thanks to all who participated!
To enter today’s give-away, please read and follow these guidelines:
1. Leave a comment on this article on Needle ‘n Thread. You can follow this link directly to the comment form, if you’re unsure of where to go. Comments submitted via email or left on any other page or social media page are not eligible. The comment must be left on Needle ‘n Thread, at the end of this article.
2. Please fill out the comment form correctly, as it will save me a lot of time and it will ensure that your comment is eligible. Here’s what you need to know about filling out the comment form:
a. Use a recognizable name in the “name” line (this can be first and last name, first name with last initial, a nickname, your first name and where you’re from – like “Mary in Kansas” – anonymous entries are not eligible).
b. Use a valid email address (essential for notification) in the “email” line on the form.
c. Leave the “website” line blank unless you own and operate your very own website. Please do not put an email address in the “website” line on the form, or in the comment box itself. Anything in the “comment” box is visible to the public, so you should avoid any personal contact information in the comment itself.
3. Answer the following in your comment:
Describe your favorite stitching spot during the winter! If you are not absolutely in love with your winter stitching spot, feel free to describe your “dream spot” for winter stitching!
4. Leave your comment before 5:00 am Central Time (that’s Kansas, USA time), Wednesday, November 29th. The winners will be randomly drawn that morning and announced here on Needle ‘n Thread, when the next give-away in the series is posted.
5. Only one comment per person, please. The give-away is open to everyone.
And that’s it!
So join in the fun, and who knows? By the time Christmas rolls around, you might have a gorgeous kit and new book tucked under the tree, bringing you all the excitement of a new project for the New Year!
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