Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Extremely very early spring giveaway

 

Well, I looked out the window of my home here in cold Wisconsin this morning, and saw that it was snowing again. I decided to cheer myself and others up by having a giveaway! I realize that to folks living in warmer climates or "down under" the equator, snow at this time may be something to enviously covet - but I can't pack and ship snow, LOL ;-)

So, the giveaway will include hand dyed thread, plus a random bead assortment! Please leave one comment on this post to be entered in the giveaway. Three winners will be chosen at random on Friday, February 25.

Readers of this blog from outside of the U.S. are welcome to enter this giveaway. The package will be marked "gift".

186 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, my GOSH. Please count me in on this giveaway. I LOVE your HDT. When my stash peters out I'm going to be ordering loads. Beads too? I envy the winner.

Nancy in Dallas said...

Oh Yes!!! So ready for spring. Please count me in. I love your thread and a chance to win.

Gina said...

Certainly can't pass this one up!

Trayna said...

WOW - count me in PLEASE! Can't resist your wonderful threads.
Thank you for continuing to be SO generous

Chris Gray said...

Well I'm glad we don't have any more snow!

...and I'd love to win some of your delicious threads :-)

LaRae said...

Pick me, pick me! Oh such beautiful eye candy!!

Orsi said...

Please enter me. A little bit of spring feeling would be very good here too:-)
In my garden is snow again this morning:-(

craftydiane said...

WOW! How exciting! I love your HDT! Please count me in!
Wish I could send you some of this warm weather from down here in lower Alabama!
Blessings,
Diane

God's Kid said...

I would try and send spring your way, but it hasn't made it here yet either. Yesterday we shoveled about 2 feet of snow out of the drive(and my husband said spring was here cuz' he saw a robin-I told him he was too early). :)

Jen (pieKnits) said...

ooh such pretty thread! Nothing like some cheery colors to help look forward to Spring.

Sally Kerson said...

No snow in England just rain and more rain!
Your HDT are just gorgeous and I just feel like picking them off the screen! And you can never have enough beads either. Please count me in.

Tuome said...

A bit of spring would be also welcome in Poland - it's snowing here too.
Wonderful giveaway, please, count me in :)

Kelly said...

I'm super ready for spring!

Linda said...

Cheer me up!

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

OMG OMG OMG
I'm jumping up and down with my hand up to be picked!

You are very generous to do this...

Happy Bluebird said...

Count me in - I love your HDT. AND I'm ready for spring too :)

Gemini said...

Please put me in! I'd love to have a chance to win some of your beautiful thread.

Kathie said...

Thank you for the opportunity.I love your books and I really get a lot from your site.

Corina said...

Please count me in, I love your hand dyed threads, they are so beautiful!

LindaSchiffer said...

Oh, what beautiful goodies! They definitely make me long for spring. We had another four inches of icy snow last night here in MD. (sigh).

Please, please pick me? :)

Linda

Lenhen said...

Oh, your threads are absolutely gorgeus!
Please count me in )

Revi said...

Please, count me in.
I love, your colorfull HDT. It's so cheerfull at this late winter time. It's snowing in Poland too.

Beelizabeth said...

Please count me in- I so love your threads.

Karen Tapahe said...

Such beautiful colors! I'd love to win.

Jessica said...

Please enter me. Those colors are FANTASTIC!

Though I can't complain about the weather down here in San Diego. We've been getting rain, but it actually warmed up enough to go surfing over the weekend. Hope that doesn't disqualify me...

Nautical Knitter said...

Oh, so pretty! I would love to win one of these sets. By the way, I have made your remembrance ring and love it! You can see it here: http://www.deborahfillmer.com/2011/01/22/week-three-were-expecting/

Frivole said...

Oh, thank you, thank you! I've never won anything but I'll enter anyway. I love your hand-dyed threads and those colours are so cheerful, gorgeous!

Tatter said...

Oh, your threads are absolutely gorgeus!!!!!!!!!!
Please count me in :)

Dreamer said...

your are my mrs santa claus. Pls count me in.

donna said...

I can't pass up an opportunity to own more of your gorgeous hand dyed threads...count me in :)

victats@gmail.com said...

Please add me to the list of entries. What a great way to start spring!

Cori said...

Sitting on my couch sighing because of the cold! A giveaway is a nice pick-me-up; thanks!

Marjorie said...

Count me in.

Winnie said...

Love the colors! gives me a feeling of spring, we are having forecasts of snow - again - tomorrow! Would love to win your giveaway.

Hana said...

Oh! I love these colors. I need spring to come so much!

tatterjil said...

mmmm HDT! Please enter me in this amazing vibrant giveaway. :)

Tammy said...

Count me in, your threads are beautiful.

Kinia said...

I love your HDT, it would be so great to have some, specialy in such a gorgeous colours. Would be like a dream come true
Greetings
Kinga

Sandy C said...

I so want to be included in your giveaway!! In fact, if I won you could just slip the winnings in with my last order of your "I can't resist it thread! Sandy Cofer

Trish said...

Snow in Ohio. Please enter me in your giveaway. And yes, I am so ready for spring!

Lily said...

Too pretty for words!!

What better tatting project than to be able to make one of your necklaces with your HDT and beads!!

Please count me in, and thank you so very much!!

Miranda said...

Free HDT and free beads?!?! Sign me up!!! What a lovely, generous giveaway, and just looking at your threads cheers me up! Thank you!

Charlotte said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Our snow just started this morning so your timing couldn't be better.

Thanks so much!

Dale Marie said...

HDT giveaway?!?! Count me in please:-) I LOVE the wonderful colors...so bright and vibrant. It would be such a joy win!

TAT19540 said...

I am with you all the way about winter. Enough snow already! So nice of you I hope I am one of the lucky 3 to win! I love your thread and am glad to see your tatting class going so well. Will look forward to seeing you hopefully so!

Karrieann said...

Ohhh my goodness... yummy colors!
I LOVE LOVE colors!!!
Thanks for a chance !

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Enthusiastically hopping on the bandwagon here in Pittsburgh, where we're still in shock over the UNPREDICTED 9" of snow we got yesterday. DH and I don't have to go out in it, but the poor workers were stuck in traffic for hours! I see the storm stretched back to your area!

Thanks for this generous giveaway!

shannon_in_love said...

i would love to win some of your hdt, thank you for posting the giveaway and please enter me in. thank you

Jolinka said...

Wonderful giveaway!!!
Thanks for a chance:)
Greetings from Poland:))))

Teresa said...

We've got the earliest flowers blooming down here in the south - just the beginnings of spring, but sure proof that it IS coming! After it gets here, we'll send it on up to you! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway because I love tatting with your hand dyed thread!

Chole said...

Thanks for the chance to win some hand dyed thread. I would love to win this

Maureen said...

I love colors, your colors, Krystle's colors, just give me colors!!!

Gill in Scotland said...

me too please. That is so generous of you. I love my hdt and, as a new tatter, love your patterns.

Tattin' Kat said...

Please count me in. I'm in need of an early spring :)

Marfefka said...

Please count me in! And greetings from Poland. It's very frosty in poland now, so I need some breath of spring:)

Megan Chamberlain said...

I love your thread, they are so lovely to use. The colours are so bright and cheerful in the photo, I need Spring to arrive, we are past the snow stage, just buried in mud, I think that is worse.

Jenny Friffin said...

Please include me the colours look fantastic. just what we need to help look forward to spring

Josie Passell said...

That is so kind of you to share that beautiful thread and pretty beads. Our snow has gone and I hope we won't have more.
happy tatting
Josie

Pam said...

I am so interested in your threads and tatting. At the moment I crochet but would love to try something new. Thanks

Jane S. said...

Everyone can use a bit of springtime right now! Please enter me in for your drawing as I love nothing more than oooing and aaaahing over your thread.

janers41 at yahoo dot com

Jessamyn Sommers said...

What a beautiful prize! It would make a beautiful embellished crazy quilt. My fingers are crossed:)

FOREVER BEGINNER said...

Please count me in!
It's big chance for me(and all your fan).
And I linked your beautyful blog on mine.Thank you for your permission.

Celticflame99 said...

So beautiful, I'd love to have some of your work!

Gala Jewelery said...

I dream about this thread :)

Anonymous said...

How fantastic! Please count me in, your threads are gorgeous.

madziula said...

I love your colours :)
and please count me in

HippieKender said...

I love your hand dyed thread and would be overjoyed to be one of the lucky winners. Plus, I can use a little sunshine in the middle of this snow!

Patrycja said...

Beautiful HDT and please count me in :)
Thanks for a chance :)

Anonymous said...

The give away is so beautiful I would probably just have to sit and pet it for a week.

BlondEngineer said...

Oh, please count me in. That lovely HDT would certainly brighten up anyone's day.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be part of your giveaway. I am glad to be in the warmer climate for now. Love your work and books.
Nancy

Lena Lindström said...

Please count me in on the givaway! I am so longing for spring. Visited London this weekend and got a glimpse of it but now I am back home in the north with -26 Celsius.
I love your patterns and your threads!

CathyZ said...

What a lovely gift--too good to pass up. Please count me in for the drawing.

prabhjyotsaini said...

Wow!!!!
I will love to have more of your thread, I am already loving the ones I have from you.

Red said...

What wonderful warm and bright colors for a cold season :)

Oznur said...

I miss snow a lot. Please count me in.

Suztats said...

Oh! Oh! Pick me! Pick me! You know I love your thread, so winning some would be a wonderful Gift. Thank you for the opportunity.

Krystle said...

Oh yes please! I'd love some more of your lucious thread goodies!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Wow! What a fabulous giveaway! Spring can't come too early for me this year. Please add my name for a chance to win.

Maureen said...

I'll swap your snow for our oppressive humidity any day! - and the threads would be nice too!
I'd love to win some.

Bonnie said...

Here in Western NY I understand your comment about snowing..... again, or is it still LOL.

Thank you for your generous give away, you will help Spring to come early for 3 lucky people.

Ladytats said...

oohhh what lovely gifts. Thanks Marilee for the offer

Riet the B-engel from Holland said...

Please I like it to be in this giveaway and when don't win well I want to order some thread I love them.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my oh me!!! Please count me in on this giveaway. I love your HDT Thread.
Bonnie
yeoldetatter@telus.net

Robert said...

Would love to enter and win your give away. Beautiful HDT. Thanks - Robert, in northern Iowa.

Jeff Hamilton said...

Please enter me in your draw. It was snowing here this morning too, so this is really good timing.

Elizabeth said...

Please enter me into your wonderful giveaway. I cannot believe that you are doing this. I LOVE your tatting thread. Thank you so much.

Connie said...

OMG, your threads are beautiful!Still have 4 ft of snow in front yard, could use some "color"

Tatfully Yours said...

Wow what a great gift away!!! Please count me in!!!!

Elizabeth said...

The threads are beautiful. They would cheer anyone up after all the cold weather.
Elizabeth
LeVert92 at aol.com

***Jon**** said...

Please include me in the giveaway. Your HDTs are something not to be missed.

Sami Jones :) said...

oh-emm-gee!
toooo cuuteee. i would love too win.

Jennifer in OK said...

Whoo Hoo you have such beautiful threads, and I'm just a beginner shuttle tatter. Please include me in your giveaway, and thanks for your great instructions and beginner patterns.

occasionalcrafter said...

oh! count me in too :) I never do things like this, but it's a nice excuse to say the threads i bought from Etsy have arrived and they are Lovely!

TypsTatting said...

Love the giveaway please enter me! Would love to try some of your HDT!

Carolivy said...

Terrific Give Away. Count me in too please. Like you, I am SO ready for Spring! I got my sandals out today even though there is still snow on the ground here too...lol
Hugs
Carol

Lynneth said...

Me me me! Please choose me! We have no snow here in Georgia (It was near 80F today.) But we do sometimes have a freak show storm in March. Daffodils are even coming up thinking it's spring already. Love your thread!

Beth said...

Me, me! Oh, pick me!

My mom taught me to tat when I was 15. Good times.

Medictabs said...

Count me in! I wound love HDT.

Michelle said...

Please- I'd love to be on this giveaway! I love your unfolding heart and so do my non-tatting friends who got one for Valentine's!

Sharren - Tatting in Greenwood, South Carolina said...

Please let me be in your giveaway! I NEED an early Spring!

C'mon, SPRING!!!

teresa said...

Please add me in. I am in so much need of early spring. This snow and ice is just getting to me

Marty said...

Wow, wow, wow! I've got to be in on this one. There goes another little bit of thread sacrificed to the Random Number gods!

Claudia said...

IT WOULD BE A PLEASURE TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY!! COUNT ME IN PLEASE!!
HUGS..
CLAUDIA

Dawn Marie said...

Please count me in. I love your threads! I am hoping that you can dye some more Tourmaline and Nightwind to for the shop!

Sparrow Kelley said...

We've got two inches of snow here, and a layer of ice on top of it. I had to cancel the craft class I was teaching today because my car was so covered in ice I couldn't get in it! I could definitely use with a little spring cheer... :D

-Sparrow

H J Hess said...

Your giveaways are super cool. Thank you.

Quayceetatter said...

Love your threads!!A very nice give a way. Spring will arrive soon up North.. Thank you for hosting this beautiful give a way.

bhappetat said...

Your threads are lovely. I'd love to win. Thanks so much for the little breath of sunshine on a cold cloudy day.

DTJ said...

Absolutely beautiful colors! Love your thread! Please include me. Thanks! Dyan

熊仔餅 said...

Cool! Please count me in :)

umintsuru said...

Thank you for having this giveaway. 111 entries, wow!! Like everyone else here - I love, love your threads.

The Chung Family said...

Oh WoW! How generous of you! I'm having the same thoughts - I'm ready for winter to be over!
Thank you for entering me in this giveaway!

Carol Lawecki said...

I'm so ready for spring too. We had a bad snow storm in Pittsburgh last night and school was cancelled today.

I would love a chance to win your most generous giveaway.

THank You!!

Cindy said...

This former Wisconsonite would LOVE to be entered in your give away! I love your thread.
Cindy in Chilly Alaska rbqdalaska@yahoo.com

Imoshen said...

I would like to pick my lottery ticket please...Love to be part of the drawing. I can"t wait to try out your pattern from your newest book. I just have to be patient and be at the postman's mercy. ^_^

Traci Otte said...

Beautiful, Marilee! I like purple. :D

Rayanna said...

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ADD ME!!! The colors are SO PRETTY!!!

Jeanie said...

Please pick me, please pick me, please pick me :) Was browsing your etsy shop for your beautiful HDTs !

connie said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win some of your wonderfully cheerful colors.
Connie Angeline

Karen said...

Please, please enter my name. Your HDT is among my favorites and I'd give them a good home. It'd be familiar here, too, since the forcast is 6"+ snow heading our way to go on top of what we have from last storm. Karen in OR

Val said...

You bet people like me is totally envious of the snow in your yard. ;) I would definitely like an opportunity to go experience it for myself there.

Ohh, pls do count me in on your fab HDT and beads giveaway. Can't miss that!

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Please count me in too! Here we woke up not to only snow,,,but a car wreck. Thank YHWH, no one was hurt. It was a couple of older ladies.
We are soooo ready for Spring here for sure!
Thanks!

Catherine said...

Definitely in need of some spring. Please count me in.

Kimberly said...

WOO HOO! Count me in!!
Kimberly
kinters6(at)aol(dot)com

Randi said...

Would love to win some of your beautiful thread! What a generous way to help us all 'keep going' until the snow melts. Thank you!

Laivine said...

I absolutely love your hand-dyed threads and I am impatiently waiting to be done my degree so that I will have the spending money to buy some (or lots!). Until then, giveways are my hope for some of the amazing colours!

Sapna said...

Marilee...yoohoo :) Its totally awesome of you to do this, Please count me in. Your threads and the choice of beads are lovely!

And Snow... I love snow just that I have never seen it :(.

Martha said...

Please count me in. The threads and beads are just lovely looking!

We had such a lovely little warm spell and then back to chilly again, but not so cold as you.

Come on, spring!

Decoromana said...

Please count me in on this giveaway

Mary said...

With this extremely early spring giveaway, spring and will definitely come in my place.The colour are very beautiful.

Pam Paice said...

Oh! Please enter me in this wonderful givaway. I love to tat with your thread. The colours are so beautiful.

Pam
Hampshire UK

Anonymous said...

Please count me in. I really realy would like to get the beautiful threads!

csipkelelkű said...

En extremely beautiful giveaway! Please count me in!

みどり said...

This isthe first time to send e-mail.
I love your Tatting .
Please count me in on this giveway.

Che-lil said...

oh!
count me in on this giveaway;]always when I look at your HDT Iam so delighted ;]
In my city there is about 50cm of snow;p its snowing since last friday... :(
brrr... ;]

Tat-ie said...

Hi! News from the south of France : here the weather is quite windy but sunny today (lucky me!!!) but I must say your picture of your stairway covered with snow is really beautiful. And your threads, as usual, are gorgeous. Count me in please ;)

Poranna said...

In the north of Poland there is a lot of snow and yesterday it was -15 ... might it be your giveaway that it's -5 and the sun is shining today??? Lovely HDT and beads! Gosh ... how I wish to be the lucky one :o)

Tattips said...

I like this giveaway, it is so very colorful.

Donnelly said...

How lovely! Please count me in. Looks like you have had your fair share of snow up there. We in Idaho haven't had much.
Have a great day.

Deb in WV said...

Please include me in your drawing. I love your HDT.

Deb

DebinWV at yahoo dot com

Mary Burn said...

Love your hand dyed threads and would certainly be a real treat to win. Thank goodness, we have had some nice warm weather this week. Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

TeresitainCalifornia said...

What a truly wonderful gift..... definitely inspiration and joy for the welcome return of Springtime. Please do include me in this giveaway and may the beauty of the Springtime fill your heart with gladness.

wickedtats said...

wooo please count me in!

Sallie said...

Adore your work and envy your talent!!! You are so generous. Thank you for making winter brighter. Sallie

Kristina said...

Please count me in. I attempted to teach myself tatting, but was not successful. I will be attempting again, and again, until I get it right.

Sharon D. said...

What a wonderful give away. You are getting what we did last year. Lets both hope for an early spring. I do love you HDT.

Kristen said...

Yum! Count me in. The thread colors are gorgeous.

Perlen-Guni said...

Thank you Marylee, your threads are beautiful!Would love to participate. I decided to clean my windows up from winterdecoration, and took the white snowstars away. The cold wheather came back ,grrr -10 °C, fortunately no snow to stay,... but I have smelled the spring already, the sun was already so shiny and warm. Please send the thread and keep the snow ;-)).

creativasuculencia said...

Look at that! You certainly have a knack for colours!

I want to take part...

Anonymous said...

Wow! Please add me to your "Extremely very early spring giveaway" Your threads are just beautiful.
rsmre

shey.. said...

ohhh ohhhh... please include me in the drawing... i LOVE the colours... they are soooo beautiful... shey..

Nardhelain said...

Oooh! I've never had the pleasure of using hand dyed thread to tat, and you do such lovely work. Please sign me up!

tattrldy said...

I love the colors of your thread and a chance to win some and beads, too - can't pass that up!
We don't have snow but we've gone from 70s last week to only 30s and windy - a wonderful taste of spring to be taken away, how sad. But it is only February, what else can we expect? Whoever wins will get to enjoy a little spring inside with their prize no matter the weather outside.

Sunela said...

OMG....I love your HDT's. These colors are just fantastic. Please include me in your drawing.

zarina said...

those are beautiful colors and I have not any of your HDTs...

am I still me? said...

Count me in!!!! Oh, to have one of your hand dyed threads . . . Heavenly!

rybka said...

These threads are lovely! Count me in, please :)

lizzybeth.r said...

ooh fingers crossed love the colour combinations will prob spend six months taking it out the envelope admiring the colours and putting it back :D whilst trying to decide on a project worthy of it's use

Katherinne McKay said...

I'd send you some buttercups, but I don't think they'd survive through the mail.. They tend to only last about a day and a half here! Please count me in on the giveaway!

Veronica said...

Please count me in. As many others have said, your threads are gorgeous and I would love the chance to win some.

blood_filled_dream at hotmail dot com

Stephanie Grace said...

I think it just took me five minutes just to scroll through all the comments, but that ain't stoppin' me! Add my name to the "hat" too please!!! :-* ...That way maybe I can stop drooling all over my keyboard and actually play with some of your HDT!!! LOL.

-Stephanie Grace
StephanieGraceCrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

StringyDogs said...

Beautiful, beautiful threads! Each batch you do seems to get better and better.
LOL 162 comments when I got here. Now you know how many would love to get something *free*. Count me among them -- I have put myself on restricted tatting spending until I get a few more projects done!

ToTatOrKnot said...

Please please count me I'm!!! I love how beautiful you HDT is! Thanks

Mcleodhandcraftgifts said...

164 comments and counting. I wish I could be that lucky winner ! The color of your yarn is truly beautiful. mcleodhandcraftgifts

umpiremom said...

Please count me in -- I love your threads!

Fox said...

What a lovely pick-me-up! Nearly missed this one! Count me in please!
Fox : )

JB said...

I love your thread. Please include me in this drawing.

Tatenup said...

Please count me in. I loooooove your thread. We have been getting snow all day. Then thaw a little now it is ice and snow out here in WA.

Emily said...

I would like to be included in the chance to win some of your gorgeous thread :)

Kathinna said...

gorgeous thread and giveaway. please pick me ;)
Greatings from Poland :)

Jan Falk said...

Thank you for your generosity and giving people happy thoughts of spring.:)

Safia Ranja said...

Someone is going to be very lucky when they win this! :) Very generous of you, thanks!

Katie said...

Oh, yay a giveaway of fabu thread & beads. Hope I win!!

Irma said...

Hi Yarn Player! I'm new reading your blog. I have seen your tatting work and your HDT they are absolutely beautiful. I'm Irma from Mexico I'd like to participate in the giveaway.

Kathy said...

This is awesome. I enjoy looking at all your colorways and would enjoy the chance to tat with them.

Kathy Redford
kdr774@verizon.net

Darla said...

Love the threads! Would be honored to tat with them.

Ewa said...

I like it very much :)
best wishes from Poland!

Mimi said...

This is so kind of you! I have to admit to some beautiful weather here in TX! On the other hand, during the summer I'm sure you'll be enjoying cooler days than I will! Have a fantastic day!

Isdihara said...

OH yes, yes! PLEASE enter me in the giveaway!

My little number may be near the bottom, but I'm hoping that it turns up TOPS and is one of the BIG 3 winners.

Your wonderful threads are so irresistable. And since the IRS check hasn't arrived yet, a giveaway prize is the only way I can enjoy them (for now...)

Thank you for hosting this early Spring treat!

morduededentelle said...

I'm late to the party, but would love a shot at more of your lovely thread. A generous spring impulse indeed!

Molly said...

How generous of you! As a fellow winter wonderland Wisconsinite, I understand your desire to chase away the gloomy winter blahs. What a great way to do it!

ikkinlala said...

I'm definitely ready for spring!

hattalahutta said...

Would it be rude of me to enter this giveaway? I really do love your thread, and I can never have enough pretty beads! Hope you get spring soon :)

louine said...

great idea to do a give away to cheer yourself and others up this cold cold winter.....even in the south (NC) where I live it has been the coldest winter I can remember.

yarnplayer said...

Wow, 185 wonderful, inspiring, heart-warming comments! I've enjoyed reading them so much! Thank you, everyone. I will close commenting on this post now, and use a random number generator to choose 3 winners.