Good morning, my friends, and welcome to Yet Another Monday!
I was at a design meeting at the end of last week, signing a contract, and I had to ask what the date was. When the fellow said “12 / 1,” I thought he was referring to some future date, when our project would begin. And I said, “But what’s today’s date?” I was entirely befuddled. How did we get to December? Did we even have November?
It’s time to slow down, isn’t it? At least a little, as we approach Christmas. This is the time of year when I like to retreat a bit out of the rush. I hope you’re having a chance to do just that!
Today, to help spread a little pre-Christmas cheer, and thanks to the generosity of Di van Niekerk, who is absolutely the Queen of Silk Ribbon Embroidery, I have a gorgeous give-away for two winners.
Let’s take a look, shall we?
If you are not familiar with Di van Niekerk, she designs and embroiders fabulous works of silk ribbon embroidery. She has written many books on the subject, and she produces sumptuous silk ribbon in a glorious array of dyed colors.
Whether you’re already a silk ribbon aficionado, or whether you’re a beginner longing to experience stitching with beautiful lengths of silk ribbon, today’s give-away is for you! (I’m kind of jealous that I can’t enter! LOL!)
I’ll be drawing two names for these delightful treats. The first name drawn will receive three (yes, three!) bundles of color-themed hand-dyed silk ribbon, featured in the photo above.
The second name drawn for today’s give-away will receive the Sunset bundle of silk ribbon pictured above (I’m twitterpated with this color combination!), and a copy the new edition of Di’s book, Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork. I reviewed the former edition of this book here, if you’d like to read the details.
So, two stunning gifts! Wouldn’t it be fun to find them tucked in your mailbox?!
This give-away has ended. Thanks to all for participating!
If you’d like to participate in today’s give-away, please read and follow all the guidelines below.
No, really! Read them! Please!
1. To participate, leave a comment below. The comment must be left on this article on Needle ‘n Thread. Comments left on other articles or submitted by email are not eligible. Please do not use the “reply” feature to leave your comment. Replies to other comments are not eligible. You can follow this link directly to the comment box, to make sure you’re in the right place.
2. Please leave your name in the “name” line (no anonymous comments) and a valid email address in the “email” line on the form. Winners are contacted by email. If your email is incorrect or bounces back, I’ll draw another winner in your place. Leave the “website” line blank. Please do not leave personal contact information in the actual comment box, since anything written there is visible on the website.
3. In your comment, please answer the following question:
If you had to pick only one edible treat that you normally enjoy only during the holiday season, what would you pick?
(I know this has nothing to do with silk ribbon, but I am hungry right now … and I am listening to Christmas music…and I’ve been daydreaming about my Mom’s iced sugar cookies, wondering if we would have any this year. Nostalgia and food – not a great combination when you’re hungry! LOL!)
4. Leave your comment by Monday, December 12th, at 5:00 am Central Time. I will announce the randomly drawn winner next Monday morning and contact the winner by email.
The give-away is open for anyone, anywhere. Keep in mind that you will be responsible for any customs fees, taxes, or so forth that might be levied in your country when the package arrives.