Today, it’s all about some of a stitcher’s Favorite Things: thread and scissors! Silk thread and scissors!
There’s nothing quite like luscious colors of silk and beautiful scissors to make my little heart go pitter-pat.
(Well, that, and chocolates…)
Today’s installment of A Stitcher’s Christmas comes to you courtesy of Tres Chic Stitchery, the US distributor for Sajou threads and other Sajou needlework treats.
Before we get to this give-away, I’ll announce the winner of Monday’s give-away (gorgeous overdyed threads from Colour Compliments). Then I’ll pass on the details about today’s give-away, along with the guidelines for entering. Read on, read on…
So, to get business over with first, let’s talk about who gets to revel in an abundance of colorful threads for every season!
So many of you have taken on some Massive Embroidery Projects over the years. I’ve really enjoyed reading the answers to the question I posed in the give-away guidelines – what is / was your most time-consuming embroidery project? – and I’m in awe of your stick-to-itiveness!
Our winner today is Coral Beckwith, and she has a big project going! She’s hand embroidering all the blocks on a full quilt. She’s on the last block! Congratulations on both accounts, Coral!
More Overdyed Threads?
If you’re wanting to add some over-dyed threads to your stitching line-up, do check out Lorraine’s offering at Colour Complements. She puts together some fantastic color groupings!
And right now, if you are looking for specialty threads, she’s got some gorgeous Petite Very Velvets available. The colors are deep and dramatic and quite luscious!
Silk & Scissors
Now, the silk and scissors give-away! Today’s beautiful prizes are offered by Tres Chic Stitchery, where you will find all the specialty needlework notions and materials from Sajou available here in the States, including their scissors, threads and thread sets, and notions, like thread winders, tins of pins, and the like.
They even have a great little page dedicated to gift-giving, with several nice gift sets bundled together into lovely Christmas gift for special stitchers in your life!
The give-away today is for one winner, who will receive both the scissors and the threads, though they’ll be coming separately in the post.
We’ll start off with the scissors! You might remember that, a while back, I reviewed these decorative scissors here on Needle ‘n Thread.
Well, if you’re a scissor junkie and you want to add these beauties to your collection, this is a great opportunity to do that. I’ll be mailing these to you directly from my little studio, and you can expect a little extra holiday cheer thrown in for the fun of it.
And then, there’s the silk…
Today’s winner will receive a delightful collection box (pictured right in the photo) featuring 8 spools of Sajou silks.
If you want to read about Sajou’s silk, I reviewed some of their silk thread here.
The collection for today’s give-away is the “bright” collection, featuring lively colors that will add a real zing to your stitching projects! The threads will be sent directly to the winner from Tres Chic Stitchery.
This give-away has ended. Thanks for participating!
If you want to join in today’s give-away, please follow these guidelines:
1. Leave a comment below, in the comment form following this article. You can follow this link directly to the comment form, if you are unsure of where to go. Please do not comment as a reply to someone else’s comment.
2. On the comment form, please fill out the name line with a recognizable name (no anonymous comments) and the email address line. You do not have to fill out the “website” line. You can just leave that blank. Please make certain your email address is entered correctly.
In the comment box, answer the question posed below. Please do not leave your email address, mailing address, or phone number in the actual comment box. The comment box is also not the place to advertise your own needlework business, so please do not leave links to other websites in the comment box.
3. In the comment box, answer the following:
Putting aside your needle, hoop or frame, and scissors, tell us about your favorite needlework accessory or tool and why it’s your favorite!
4. Please leave your comment by Wednesday, December 12th, 5:00 am central time (Kansas, USA). I’ll randomly draw the winner that morning and notify you by email.
5. Please leave only one comment on the give-away. Multiple comments will be deleted. You can enter all the give-aways in the series, but please enter them only once each.
That’s all you have to do! So go do it!
We will continue with A Stitcher’s Christmas next week, too. On Monday, installment #5 is a multi-winner give-away for some wonderful needlework book collections. Installment #6 of A Stitcher’s Christmas is also multi-winner, and it involves two whole collections of wool threads, specially hand-dyed. So if you want to expand your needlework library and your stitching stash, keep an eye out for those!
I’ll also pop in with something stitch-related from my spot here in Kansas…
On Sunday, if you like to listen to podcasts, I’ll be on FiberTalk again, so tune in for our lively chat. I have no idea what we talked about, but I’m pretty sure it had to do with embroidery! Recently, they’ve had Alison Cole as a guest, as well as Trish Burr. Good listening!
I’ve been working on and collecting all kinds of goodies – tips, information, inspiration, tutorials – for Needle ‘n Thread, working ahead on the blog into the New Year and laying out plans for next year. I’ve got some projects I can’t wait to sink into with you.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!