Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday Giveaway - Last Week's Winner & a New Giveaway!

The winner of last week's Friday Giveaway of the current issue of Spin Off magazine is Marilyn!  lol - an easy win for Marilyn since she was the only one who left a comment.  Marilyn didn't leave an email so I would ask her please to contact me - just leave a comment with your email and I will email you right back to get your mailing information. (I will not publish the comment with your email)  If I don't hear back from you by next Friday I will include the magazine in with the prize for next week. 
Last week I asked for comments suggesting what would make a good giveaway item in the future.  Since Marilyn's suggestion was the only one, I will take it!  So, this week I will be giving away some specialty threads as Marilyn suggested, along with a package of these great clock charms I just received in the mail.
Aren't these great charms?  When I found them I bought all that there were in stock, five packages, so I have enough to share with you as well as a package for a little surprise for my miniaturist friend, Lorna.  I am sure she will find a creative way to use them!  As for me, timepieces speak to me about Alzheimer's Disease - time for a cure, time slipping away, etc., so I am sure they will find themselves on one of the AAQI quilts I will make in the near future. 
And, of course, some threads!  Here are the threads you will win:

This has been my favourite thread to use for seamwork for almost a year, Gloriana Princess Petite Perle.  It is a gorgeous hand dyed silk thread that is lovely to work with.  You will get one skein of this thread in Highland Garden (Dark).

Since I discovered Valdani Pearl Cotton recently, it has become another favourite of mine.  I love the varigations.  This particular one is a very subtly variegated green and the thread is size 12.  This is another thread I love for seam treatments.
These five assorted types of thread by Rainbow Gallery.  Patina is 100% rayon and this one is a gorgeous slate colour.  Next up is Arctic Rays in a soft pink.  It is a sparkly, frizzy nylon thread that is lots of fun.  I have made dragonfly bodies with Arctic Rays as well as using it in cross stitch to make things I wanted to have more texture, like snowmen or mittens.  Bravo is a strandable 4-ply cotton.  One ply is equivalent to #12 perle cotton.  Again, you can see I'm a sucker for varigations.  Razzle Dazzle is a very sparkly metallic thread.  It is quite thick so would be fun to couch down.  Gold Rush is another metallic, in orange this time.

Just to round things out, how about a skein of DMC #5 Cotton Perle?  This is thicker than I like for stitching seam treatments but if you use your imagination I am sure you will find a use for it.
Last but not least, these are some of the silk threads that a friend brought me back from a trip to China.  The colours are very vibrant but you need smooth hands to work with these.  They are too delicate for me to work with while I am working in the campground in the summer.
I said that I would give a reason I am celebrating with a giveaway each week.  This week I am celebrating my AAQI quilt being selected for the Alzheimer's Illustrated:  From Heartbreak to Hope Exhibit.  What are you celebrating?
So, here is how it works:
1. For one entry leave a comment telling me what you are celebrating this week - the summer weather, a happy accomplishment, a birthday or anniversary or whatever!  Counting our blessings is always a good thing so let me know one of yours!
2. For a second entry, become a follower or let me know you already are in a separate post.
3. For a third entry, blog about this giveaway and leave me another comment with a link to the post.


Laurie said...

Ok, I'm in Kerry! I'm trying to figure out how I missed last weeks!
For celebrating? So much! My husband gave me the most awesome camera, just because! And my son and his family are coming back home from Iowa for the second time this month.
I'm already a faithful follower, hence I don't know how I missed the last give away. I'll post also to my blog.

Laurie said...

and here's the link back to my post Kerry!

Miss 376 said...

Those charms are gorgeous. I'm celebrating having two wonderful boys(12 and 13) that haven't complained, even though we have had a really bad week financially. As someone rightly pointed out, they are priceless

Anonymous said...

May I have a second entry for following your blog Kerry:)

Ann Flowers

Anonymous said...

Wow Kerry what a amazing giveaway!

So what am I celebrating this week?

Well my seventeen old daughter has been very ill with sever pain, weakness and her lower spine is discoloring internally. While on a trip to California this last weekend she fell getting out of the tub hitting her head and falling on the floor. We spent the entire night in a a town and hospital unknown to us. Although she got a sprained neck and strained back, I am CELEBRATING that she broke nothing,and one of their tests revealed she has a lesion on the back of her brain. We are all thankful and celebrating the fact we are one step closer to finding out what is wrong with her.

Thank you so much Kerry for a stupendous giveaway!

Ann Flowers

Anonymous said...

Hi Kerry may I have my third entry for posting on my blog:)

Here is the link:

Ati. said...

I am celebrating that the summer has come here too. So happy that the weather turned out a little bit warmer so that we can have coffee outside. Yesterday it was 22 degrees Celcius.
Would love to be in your give away. And of course I am following you for ages :)
Two points :)

esquiltingpassion said...

I am all ready a follower of your blog.
I am thankful of my family.

Juli said...

Hi Kerry!

Another fantastic giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win.

Juli said...

And...I have posted on my blog as well here:

Juli said...

You are already on my blog roll as a blog that I enjoy on my own blog. I think that counts as being a follower, right? Maybe?

Juli said...

Shoot, in my first post, I forgot to tell you what I am celebrating!

I am celebrating the fact that summer is almost over and that the kids will be going back to school! I forgot how hard it was to entertain two

Jaz said...

The clocks are beautiful and the colours are gorgeous.

This week I'm celebrating a new baby in the family, my niece who was born on Monday!

I follow your blog.

Thanks so much for the chance to enter this giveaway,

Suztats said...

Ohhh, I just adore thread! as a tatter and as a new CQer. So please sign me up for the draw. I am thankful for a cool morning after a week-long heat wave.
Congrats about your quilt!
I am also a follower.

Suztats said...

Ah, yes, a separate post to let you know I am a follower. I am also celebrating thankfulness for the birdsong this morning.

susiew said...

Wow ..... love, love the threads! Hope you pick my name. Today I'm celebrating that I finally finished a long overdue project and can begin something new.


Debbie said...

Ok Miss Kerry, what an awesome give-away. Love all the threads and the little time-piece charms. I have become a follower of your blog, have posted on my blog..celebrating 3 things this week, the fact that I survived this crazy heat were having in Maine (Africa heat!). Also my stringbeans are almost ready in the garden, and last but not least that you my friend have inspired me to finish my piece for AAQI. Thanks and please add my name to your fab. give-away! Debbie (Maine)

Carol said...

First, Congratulations on your Quilt selection.

First, I am a follower already.
I would love to wind this giveaway. I am getting back to CQ and find that I am thread poor. I have plenty of DMC floss but no other threads.

You are right , there is reason to celebrate EVERDAY!!

Carol said...

I have reason to celebrate everyday. Each day, I remember and numerate what I have to be grateful for.

Today, I mention that I am celebrating my daughter and grandchildren have returned from vacation, safe and sound!! Yay!!

Karen said...

Back again to remind you I am a follower!! Loving your terrific giveaways!!

Karen said...

Guess we all woke up this week Kerry!! LOL I love those charms, they are really sweet!! This week I am celebrating the fact that hubby has been put back on the active transplant list for a kidney, he was taken off due to a heart attack in March but is back on now!!! So happy for that!!

Ruby said...

I am a follower! :)

Ruby said...

Congratulations on your quilt entry! I am celebrating finishing a project ( BCQC at Stitchmap) and we've had rain! I love summer but it's no fun without RAIN. Thanks for the giveaways!

crazyqsis said...

Hey there I am celebrating the nice sunny day we are having today.What a great giveaway. Melisa B

crazyqsis said...

Hey I have your blog subscribed to in my reader. Melisa B

MosaicMagpie said...

I have become a follower and glad I am.

MosaicMagpie said...

I would love to win your giveaway! I am celebrating having finished a 4 board fence we finished today in our backyard. I am celebrating by, after spending all day in 90 degree weather fence building, having a hot bath, getting in bed with my laptop reading my favorite blogs. Some blogs I have just found today!

Prim2Pink said...

I would love to be entered in your fab giveaway!
This weekend we attended a baby shower for my neice to celebrate the birth of her first child.

Prim2Pink said...

I've posted your giveaway to my sidebar.

Prim2Pink said...

I am already a follower!
I love reading your blog and seeing all the pretty things that you make. I just recently got into Crazy Quilting and your stitch tutorials are so helpful.

Judith said...

Please count me in on your giveaway. Thanks, would love to win.

wendy said...

I have become a follower! I am learning about and using new threads, so would love to be entered in your giveaway! At this time I am celebrating life,family, and friends! Have a wonderful week!

Nicki Lee said...

Well girl you know I'm already a follower ! I was just going to ask you where you go those awesome charms as I've been looking for something like that to work on a "time" project - if you ever see anymore please let me know.

Ok - what I'm celebrating - how about the fact that I made it to #58! Yep - 4th of July I celebrated another birthday and am so grateful that I still have my health, a great family & freinds and most of all - the best husband in the world.

Carol's Creations said...

Kerry, I have followed your work for some months now and enjoy ALL of it.
I am celebrating 6 months of taking Aricept as I was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease 6 months ago, however, my doctors, my family and my friends tell me they see improvement instead of shrinking on my abilities. I am truly thankful!
I would love to win this week's giveaway as I keep myself busy with my CQ work and SRE. I am at present finishing up a wall hanging for my youngest great grandchild who has CF. She was 1 yr. old in April. It will incorporate many pictures of her and her family during the first year of her life, printed on silk and appliqued on the 9 CQ pastel blocks of the wall hanging. I have encrusted the seams and such fun! I am anxious to start on the next phase with the pictures and am sure some of the threads would be lovely to enjoy!
Thank you so much,
Carol Lindberg

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Kerry, I almost cried when I read about your thread givaway and didn't even enter!! But I do have an idea for you, I uses a olive oil and sugar rub to keep my hand nice to work with silk. 2 tablespoons of oil and enough sugar to make a thin paste, rub it into hands let set 2-3 miniutes, rinse with hot water and gently rub dry. I am a camp cook when I am not a tailor and my hand get terrible!! There is now way I can risk snaggin up a beaitiful bridal gown. with hands that look and feel like camel feet! Which by the way this works great on cracked heal and hurtin feet! Good luck!
Ginny M in MA

Cynthia said...

This is my second entry because I'm already a follower.


Cynthia said...

Another great giveaway Kerry. I would definitely like to be included.

I am celebrating the finishing of a quilt top. The pattern was probably beyond my skill level and it has taken forever.


Heike said...

Hello Kerry,
today it's my sons 21th birthday.
Yes the summer is hot here in Germany, so hot like 21 years ago.
I see my son laying on my lap only wearing a diaper as it was yesterday .
Sunny greetings from Germany
PS. I have a link to Your blog on my sidebar.

Shari said...

We will be celebrating my grandaughter's 6th birthday on the 16th. We just finished celebrating my own, lol. I celebrate everyday that I wake up and realize I have one more opportunity to stitch! Love this give-away.
Hugs, Shari

Cathy said...

Hi, Kerry. I celebrated family this week at a family reunion campout. This was my husband's family and they are from all over the U.S. My husband has 8 siblings and they all have lots of children and grandchildren. A grand time was had by all.

Even if I don't win thanks for the information on the different threads. And where did you buy those time charms? They are so cute. I think I may have seen some quite some time ago with scrapbooking supplies.

Cathy L

Bobbi Pohl said...

I'm a follower and I am celebrating the fun I had with my 7-year old granddaughter during a visit this week.

Marilyn said...

Well, darn Kerry. I missed this one. I've been painting my bathroom and haven't been checking my computer. Too bad, I'd have liked the threads.