Welcome to the second installment of A Stitcher’s Christmas 2019!
We started the series on Monday, with a thread give-away from Colour Complements. I’ll announce the winner for that give-away this Friday, so if you haven’t joined in yet, do!
Today, courtesy of James and Tawney at Stitch In Turn, three winners will each receive one beautiful hand-turned wooden needlework tool. Read on for the details…
Stitch In Turn is a family business. James is a woodworker and his wife is a needleworker – and so, putting their heads together, they have come up with needlework and organizational tools uniquely made from choice woods, that are as gorgeous as they are functional.
James’s skill as a wood turner is evident in every piece he makes. If you want to delight in the wonders of just how lovely a well-made wooden tool can be, you really should check out their Etsy shop.
And better yet, if you’re a lover of beautiful tools from beautiful wood, put them on your Christmas “hint” list! The tool blocks are so handy for holding scissors and other tools at the ready. And if you don’t own a telescoping magnet yet, you should own one… and why shouldn’t it be an exceptionally pretty one?
If you’re in the market for some kind of specialty tool that you want customized, James is your guy. Contact him! He may be able to help you!
One thing I especially admire about Stitch In Turn is that they took a leap of faith. James jumped into his passion for woodworking as a full time job, and he has been successful in keeping the business going and supplying needleworkers with tools made with top-quality craftsmanship. This is not an easy thing to do these days. I took the leap with Needle ‘n Thread, and while I would never trade the experience, such a move always has its ups and downs. So good for him for braving it!
Today’s give-away features three gifts, one for each of three winners (which I will pick randomly).
There’s a seam ripper. Each side has a ripper on it, and there’s a little cap for the rippers so that their sharp tips aren’t exposed needlessly in your tool kit.
There’s a telescoping magnet encased in purple heart. Oh, be still, my heart! Is that not lovely?
And – what a showstopper! – a BLT (Best Laying Tool) encased in an exquisite wood cover with a screw on lid.
This give-away has ended. Thanks to all who participated!
1. Leave a comment on the comment form below. If you’re not sure how to get to the comment form, click on this link – it will take you straight there. Your comment must be left on the website on today’s article, not on any other article. Comments submitted via email are not eligible and I am not able to reply to them due to time constraints. They’ll just be deleted. Please do not comment as a reply to another comment. Replies are not counted and will be deleted.
2. Be sure that your comment has a name on it that is recognizable as yours. For example, Joy is a pretty common name, so if your name is Joy, you might put your last name or your last initial, or maybe your middle name. Or you might put a recognizable-to-you nick name. Or you might add a reference to where you live – for example, “Joy from Joy, Illinois” or something like that.
The reason I particularly mention this one is that it reduces confusion when the winner is announced. It’s always hard to disappoint people if they mistake the name for their own!
3. Make certain your email address on the comment form is entered correctly, so that I can email you if you win. Leave the “website” line of the comment form empty. Do Not Put your personal contact information in the comment box itself. In other words, don’t sign your comment with your email address or your mailing address! That’s just an invitation for spam.
4. In your comment, answer the following question:
What’s your favorite tool offered by Stitch in Turn, and why? Drop into their Etsy shop and take a look around and let us know what you like best and why you like it!
5. Leave your comment before 5:00 AM central time (Kansas, USA) Monday, December 9th. The winners will be randomly drawn that morning and will be announced at the beginning of that day’s give-away. I’ll draw three winners in a row, and each tool will go to the winners in the same order they are listed above.
So, go forth and comment, and, come Christmas, maybe you’ll have a beautiful new tool under the tree!
The give-aways for A Stitcher’s Christmas are open to everyone, but please be aware that, if you are outside the US and subject to customs or duty fees, they are your responsibility. Furthermore, some countries hold wooden items in quarantine before delivery. Finally, if international packages go astray, neither the business sending the gift nor Needle ‘n Thread are to be held responsible for a replacement.