Friday, February 28, 2014

Extremely Very Early Spring Giveaway

Very little sign of spring today where I live, but to give it a little push, I'm having a giveaway!
The giveaway prize is my new book plus 3 skeins of hand dyed thread!
I'm giving away 2 of these prize packages on March 5.

For a chance to win, leave one comment on this post to be entered in the giveaway. Two winners will be chosen at random on Wednesday, March 5. Be sure there's a way for me to contact you if you win, either a blog I.D., or an email address.
Readers of this blog from outside of the U.S. are welcome to enter this giveaway. The package will be marked "gift".

182 comments:

Dörthe Busse said...

I love your tatting designs and follow your fb-page to see all the new things you design. I'm needletatting myself, but I'm not even half as good as you are with your shuttles. :)
Oh, and I'd love to enter your giveaway.

Bev Walker said...

What a lovely way to start spring! I'd love to have the book and some of your beautiful thread!

Gwen said...

Your designs are lovely. It would be wonderful to win some of your lovely threads.

Sewicked said...

Please! Please! Please! Please!

Berina RGA said...

indeed a lovely way to start Spring.. even I did notice buds on some trees around my apt.. your tatting designs are superb... and I want to learn your techniques...
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Marty said...

I have your book -- but know a friend who could use it. :) I'd love to be gifted with that beautiful thread!

elaine said...

What a lovely giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win your designs and gorgeous threads:) I've only learned needletatting so far but I'm inspired to learn using the shuttle now! :)

Hélène Courville said...

WOW what à chance it would be! I have only tatted one of your designs, Unfolding Heart, and i love it. Would love to try your beautiful threads! Will continue to read your blog regularly.

Maylyn said...

It seems like Spring already with the warm weather, the rain, the birds, the daffodils poking their heads up. What could be better in springtime then to start a new project with your wonderful yarn and patterns!

Dr. Prabhjyot Saini said...

I love your designs and I always get compliments for tatting so beautiful stuff designed by you. I am always indebted to you for that. All the best to you for everything!

Lena L said...

I love your work and it will be a great birthday present (just one day late) if I win!

Robin Perfetti said...

Count me in, would love to try out some hand dyed thread!

Kim Fisher said...

What a lovely thought.. spring, can't wait as it's still very cold here in Ontario. Thanks for a shot a your giveaway. Oh, thanks thanks for teaching me to tat through your Craftsy course, your an awesome teacher!

Skitter said...

What a cool book! As a new-ish tatter I don't know a lot of the different types of tatting but I'm working on it.

Shannon Johnson said...

I would love to win your book and threads. My tatting is improving and I am reading to start beading.
shanj807@q.com

Barbara Payne said...

What a wonderful start to spring!! I would love to win your book and thread!!

Shannon Johnson said...

I would love to win your early spring giveaway. I am getting better at my tatting and would like to start working with beads

occhitat said...

Holy Cracker-mackers, Marilee! Magnificent give-away! Thanks so much for the chance to participate.
Katie V in NC katie at r-v-r dot com

CinLin said...

Such wonderful colors!!
Proud to say I've been tatting since before it was popular,lol, about 15 years.
Lynn Higginbotham

Marlene said...

Still practicing. I hope to be as good as you someday. Thanks Marilee for sharing your talent with us!!!

God's Kid said...

Those colors are amazing!!! :)

tatting-marie said...

Thanks for the chance to win your new book and some of your threads. What a wonderful way to start spring.
tatting-marie at embarqmail dot com

Sally Kerson said...

What a fabulous giveaway and would love to win

Dianne Vallejo said...

Woohoo! Hand dyed is the best. I buy hand dyed yarn in Estes Park every year during our camping trip.

Ginger Hendrickson said...

Cool giveaway. Love this giveaway.

Noreen Crone-Findlay said...

Oh, how gorgeous! And, what a lovely way to welcome springtime- if it ~ever~ comes! Lovely!!!!!

Melissa said...

What a generous gift. You are truly once special person to share your time and talents with all of us. It would be such a delight to win not only your new book, but your thread as well.
Melissa

Denise - Jewelry By Denise said...

Thanks for this great chance! Just ordered some of your gorgeous thread!

Ann said...

Your designs are amazing... and that thread... WOW... Would love to win :)

Frivole said...

Oh yes please! I'd love to be entered. Thank you Marilee!

Andy Muckler said...

I'm not commenting as an entry, as I've already won once; just to encourage people to enter. Marilee's books and threads are glorious.

Elena K said...

What a great giveaway!
I would like to win your book and thread!!

Les and Carolyn said...

What a wonderful gift for someone! The yarn is amazing and I know the book will be too!

Jennifer Marsh said...

I really want this book. I was just looking at it earlier today. Pick me! Pick me! :)

Olga Tatiana Rostkowska said...

omg omg omg omg.
i just was just completing my order with your book included, but guess i'll wait a few more days :D
squeee!

hulda dagbjort said...

just started to learn how to tat. This is so fun to do but I am still a novice, have been learning using books and youtoube. Live in Iceland so I am far far away. But would love to win your amazing patterns.

Jon Yusoff said...

What a wonderful offer. Please include me for a chance to win your book.

Diane said...

What a generous offer. Please include me. I love your work

Mary Murphy said...

I use your gorgeous threads for fiber art, but if I also had your book I could re-introduce myself to tatting (I learned it about 25 yrs ago). Your projects inspire me!
marthemur@gmail.com

Maureen said...

First day of Autumn here and it's lovely and cool for a change; and I would love to win this wonderful giveaway! How exciting, watching giveaways are always fun.

totallychained said...

I am from the U.K. but follow you on face book, love your work and the yarn is gorgeous love it,with fingers crossed.

Chiara milleidee said...

Dear marilee also Italy love your beautiful pattern and win your book it's a dream!!! Thank you! Ciao

Tonya Carman said...

What a great way to beat the winter doldrums. I'm currently taking your craftsy tatting course, and loving it. Please include me in your fabulous give away.

Michelle Quan said...

I already have you book but I would love to win your thread!

Unknown said...

Hope I win this draw for I love both your HDT and books you designed. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Jacee6750@gmail.com

Mónica said...

Aquí pronto llegará el otoño y me encantaría recibirlo con un regalito así ;)

mony_heinrich@hotmail.com

Carol said...

Spring is far from coming here too! I'm more than ready for it. I absolutely love your designs, I'm so glad you have a new book out!

junko said...

What a wonderful! Please pick me!! I really love your work ;) last year I bought falling leaves thread for my tat. Those are fantastic!

Carol Schockling Lawecki said...

I'm so looking forward to Spring, it can't come soon enough. We are to get 7-11 inches of snow Sunday into Monday. YIKES! Awesome giveaway! Love your threads and love your designs. March 5 is my Husband's Birthday! Thank you for your this chance to get your book and lovely threads!

Brenda Bradley said...

Wow! Please enter me in your giveaway.

Cindy Gault said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! I'm soooo ready for spring! Can't wait to sit out on my porch working on a tatting project while the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and the warm breeze is blowing across my face.

Ladytats said...

oh wonderful! what an awesome surprise. Thanks Marilee.

Jenn said...

What a wonderful Giveaway :). We're in summer and so looking forward to Autumn and cooler weather :). Think your patterns will be perfect for tatting this winter :).

Email: jenninbrissy at gmail dot com

Thanks for the chance :). Have a great weekend :).

Cheers :).

Jenn

Melanie said...

That is my anniversary!! What a great prize.

Debbie Witenski said...

Love your work! I haven't been tarring in a while and this sure would give me incentive. ;)

pattayo said...

Everything you do is gorgeous! What a great opportunity.

Needle 'n' Thread said...

What a lovely giveaway. I just love your threads. They are some of my favourites.

West Pine Creations said...

Woo, Hoo!!! count me in. I love your last book!!
Marie
West Pine Creations

Rubeania said...

Finger's Crossed:))

Denilyn said...

I love your work, have taken you Craftsy class and I am eagerly awaiting another Craftsy class from you. Such beautiful work. I would love to win your book but if I don't I will most certainly buy it. :-). denilyn@cfl.rr.com

Nancy Dugas-Gilmore said...

How awesome! A spring giveaway! Its been such a hard winter for some. Some lucky person will have a great time tatting! Thank you for doing this, we all in tat-land appreciate it!

dianelaces said...

So excited to see your new book is out!

Sharon D. said...

What a great to start spring. I love your designs and thread.

Janis Wakeley said...

What a wonderful way to anticipate spring!!!

Claire D said...

I'd love to try some patterns from your book using that beautiful thread!

Laura C said...

The yarn is beautiful, and I'd love to learn the patterns.

Fox said...

Just look at all the comments already! Amazing. And here I am too!
Fox : ))

Jane S. said...

Beautiful threads and the new book -- what a generous giveaway! Thank you so much. :)

bhappetat said...

Thanks for having the "giveaway". Your jewelry designs are lovely and I'd love to tat with your thread. Wishing for spring

Val said...

This is an awesome gift -- your tatting patterns and HDTs are most coveted! Also congrats on the publishing of your latest book!

Angela Hicks said...

I would love to win this!! Please pick me!!!!

Olga Abramovich said...

Love all your books! Hope to be able to work on the patterns of this one, too!

Charlotte Spani said...

Would be wonderful! Awesome giveaway! Thank you!

Michelle said...

Nothing even close to spring in MN but I think I bear all this cold and cold with beautiful warm color ways to warm my heart and great reading/doin material!

SandyC said...

Beautiful threads AND new book as well. What an introduction to spring!!! Thank you!

Jeff Hamilton said...

I'd love to be entered in the draw. Thanks for doing this! Your designs, and thread, are amazing.

Blissful Bébés said...

Beautiful!!!!! Would love the new book!

tatterjil said...

It definitely feels like spring where I live -- I would send you some if I could! Would love to win your new book and beautiful thread. Thanks for the chance.

lequita hicks said...

Hi Marilee, I'm sure to be repeating everyone elses words but, I'm a new tatter both needle and shuttle and I must say that I truly enjoy your work. I have a couple of your patterns and have made them for my daughter and they are very pretty. Your work is amazing and very original. I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future and I aspire to be a more competent tatter by way of your work. Lequita35@gmail.com

-the Mesa said...

First, thank you for the wonderful craftsy course...you taught me my new favorite hobby!! ☺ Also, I would love to win your book and yarn!

Maybeth Gutierrez Tablante said...

Oh! Gracias mil por la oportunidad de ganar uno de tus libros y madejas de tus hermosos hilos!
Desearía tanto ser una de las afortunadas!

JB said...

I love your designs and enjoy using your thread. Please include me .

Beth said...

Ohhh, I hope I win!

Liriel B said...

You have so many fantastic designs you are always inspiring me to try new things with my tatting. Thanks for giving so much to the tatting community.

Bonnie said...

I love your tatting designs and read your blog has I love to see what you are up to. Like seeing the wonderful tatting idea you come up with.
Please enter me in the giveaway.
Thank you
Bonnie
yeoldetatter@shaw.ca

Tattips said...

Beautiful beaded tatting!

Shalini Chandak said...

Wow, your tatting designs are awesome. I was into shuttle tatting and just recently learnt needle tatting.
Would love to receive your book. :-)

Cindy said...

Oh, what a wonderful wayto usher in spring. Love your patterns and yor thread. Please enter me in your give-away. Cindy (rbqdalaska@yahoo.com)

Red said...

How lovely! I love tatting up your patterns.

Sara said...

I have bought your pdf-book, but the real one is allways better too have! And ofcourse I want too win your lovely yarn. Your pattern is so much fun to do! Thankyou for doing them!

Margarets designer cards said...

Thank you for doing a lovely giveaway, your beautiful book is on my wish list, so I would love to win it.
Beautiful threads.
Margaret

Kendra Baker said...

Such a nice give-away, I have never won anything this nice. I nmade your Remeberance Ring pattern, love how simple it is. I needle tat and am self-taught.

Julie Romero said...

I took a photo of some beautiful crocuses in the yard today...deep purple. Spring is indeed on it's way. I would love to have your book and threads with which to play this spring, both are beautiful works of art and would be a delight!

Corina said...

I love your designs! So I'd love to have a chance to win your book!

Jane McLellan said...

Oh wow, a fabulous give away! You're very generous.

Karen said...

Such a wonderful giveaway! Please enter my name. Because I do own the book, if I win I will gift it to my tatting friend, LaDell. I would enjoy the threads. Thank you for the opportunity. Karen in OR

Trish G said...

Wow, I'd love to win the book! I've been wanting to order it but haven't yet. And your thread is lovely :)

Jeanie said...

Amazing giveaway! Love your threads ! Please pick me :)

Robin Pollard said...

I signed up an took your Craftsy Class.
I did many projects. Your class helped increase my confidence. You are easy speaking and showed the techniques very well. Oh and I love your HDT. I bought several when you were finishing your book. And the colors are so rich and stunning.

Marina Vouzi said...

I love your designs. Thank you for the lovely giveaway :)

Eliana Lacorte said...

Thank you for the opportunity! I'll be glad to join the giveaway! Your thread looks beautiful as always! :)

Trines hobby said...

What a lovely giveaway. I would love to win your book and threads.
Please pick me!!
I live in Norway - Trine

玉芳 said...

Oooooh I would love to enter!!

Skunklady said...

It does my heart good to see so many of us tatters out there. I would love to win your prize drawing. Thank you for the opportunity.

Shelly
aka skunklady

Fiona T said...

I really like your designs and beautiful threads! Oh, and love a give away too :)

twinsor said...

OOOO! I just favorited this HDT on etsy. What a wonderful way to hurry spring along. Thank you

juniper said...

Whoops forgot the email >.<
Blue-elephant1 at hotmail dot com
Thanks again for the opportunity!

Caseymini said...

Marilee, I am a long time follower of your blog and enjoy it very much. I don't often make comments, but do love all of your patterns. Especially the jewelry. The new book looks intriguing and the thread is beautiful. Count me in.
caseymini@earthlink.net

Elizabeth said...

I have the book and love it but I would love the thread. I have a friend you would love the book.
Please do enter my name.
Elizabeth
LeVert92 at aol.com

Susie said...

Please sign me up: susiearnholt@writeme.com

Marie Drew said...

Super generous, would love those colors. drewrd@optonline.net

Megan said...

Such a fantastic prize! I've got my fingers crossed for sure :)

mb duke said...

Who doesn't love a giveaway. I love your designs and that thread is gorgeous!

TAT19540 said...

Give away ! Yes! This is a great book and always love you hand dyed thread!

Jane Eborall said...

Now forget all the others that have commented and just choose meeeeee!!!

Phyllis said...

What a nice way to bringing in Spring. It would be an honor to be gifted this giveaway.

Margie said...

Would be nice to have a chance to try some of your thread plus a book to go with it! What a deal!! Thanks

Yoselyne Chavez said...

marilee me encantaria poder participar en el sorteo ya que aca no hay muchos libros y casi too los q tengo son copias ademas q es muy lindo tu trabajo, te lo agradeceria un monton

Marsha said...

I recently learned the basics of needle tatting and have been intrigued by beaded tatted jewelry. Would love to win a copy of your book!

Jeannie said...

I am inspired by your colors and designs. I'd love to enter your giveaway.
email is jchieng@hotmail.com

Thank you.

Mary Tatsme said...

I'd love to be entered! thank you so much

Jennifer said...

Love the thread colors!

Lisa said...

LOVE the new colors! Your threads are always beautiful! I have one of your other books, too, and just love it! Keeping my fingers crossed to win this one!

Miranda said...

Wow, 127 comments already! I guess that means I don't have much of a chance, but hey, it'll have to be somebody, right? I can hope!

Cerridwen said...

I'd love to have your book. I've never really gotten the hang of using beads in my tatting.

Lenka Hašková said...

I look forward to spring, with a book and yarn from you will be beautiful :-)

Lelia said...

your new book is WONDERFUL! And, the fibers are marvelous to tatt with!!!

Thanks for the opportunity ; )

Corina Meyfeldt said...

Me, me, me, may I? Irresistible, this giveaway.

goudenregen said...

Just hoping to win! Love it that overseas can join the fun.

kaolina said...

I am from Japan.
I've started tatting last year and now practicing.
I love your designs, and your patterns and tutorials are very helpful.
Japanese books don't have much patterns of beaded jewelries such as your amazing designs.
Currently I am spending more time pinning your wonderful works rather than tatting. lol
Thank you for the chance to get your great book and beautiful threads.
I'd love to enter your giveaway.

https://www.facebook.com/kaori.yamada.1485
I'm following your FB page too.

mica said...

I would love to try some of your threads - have been admiring them for ages. Maybe your give away will bring spring - at this point it seems like it will never arrive!

Suztats said...

OOooh, yes, please! I'd love to win your new book, and some of your gorgeous threads! Wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Bett said...

Wow, what a great give away. I would love to win. I really like your designs.

Lella Drago said...

I would love to have them! mogliedinino@libero.it

SWtrompeter said...

What a wonderful give-away. Where I live, spring is beginning to show up - the pollen count is getting pretty high. I love your designs and your thread colors are always beautiful.
trompeter914 (at) gmail (dot) com

Robin Blakeley said...

It was a featured article by you in a certain beading magazine that first got me to try tatting. I have yet to grow tired of finding new and interesting things to create with this truly fascinating and versatile art.

Tia said...

Yahoo! Count me in! Love your threads and patterns!

Kristen said...

Beautiful! We all need a little spring right now! :)

Quayceetatter said...

Wonderful giveaway!!! Love the thread colors and your new book sounds interesting. Happy Spring!!

Eve said...

Three inches of snow here in far southwestern Minnesota. Cold the water is frozen in the kitchen. I could really use some Spring Here!

StringyDogs said...

Hmm. Looks like the chances to win are about the same as those for the Lotto!
Nonetheless, I am crazy about those colors and would love to see your book.
Thanks for the fun!
Linda
la reiff at yahoo dot com

Sunnydayknit Tatting said...

I love your Patterns and I would love to own a copy of your new book.
I would love to win it so please enter my name in the contest.

Melody said...

I want to learn this.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

lidi-lio said...

Please include me! Thank you!

Maria said...

WOW.I would love to win your early spring giveaway.

Stitchety Grub said...

It's the second day of Autumn down here in Australia but this book would be fabulous for the coming cooler weather and the threads are just plain YUM! Please include me
Bridget in Western Australia :D

sylvie sainsardos said...

No better early spring ever occurred! Thank you for this, so much! It will be a wonderful gift for the winners :)
kcrotat@gmail.com

Nancy McDonnell said...

We NEED an early spring! Would love the beautiful thread and book to chase away those winter blues!

Navette Bijoux said...

Already got your new book, but i'd love to try your thread :)

Siluia79 said...

Wow. I hope to be the winner, there are wonderful gifts and I'd like to try your beautiful thread.

Katrina said...

Awwww. What a lovely gift. :) Also, HURRY UP SPRING! I am SO over the snow and cold! Thanks.
oneagainst at hotmail dot com

Kathleen Prados said...

Your work I outstanding. I'm 70 and recovering from knee surgery! Your web site, tatted items, and HDT have kept me busy! You provide so much so much inspiration to us oldies! It makes us want to tat outside the box, too!
Yes, my favorite memorable book in my collection is "Tatting - the contemporary art of knotting with a shuttle" by Rhoda L. Auld, published 1974. I started tatting baby bonnets an crosses in 1976. But had a hard time understanding our 70 yr old instructor but this book rescued me. But you have brought my tatting to a new level. I have some antique pink pearls and want to try using them with your Grand Aura pattern. Thank you so very much for moving tatting into the next century! Just love it! So would our tatting ancestors!

Tatter said...

What a lovely way to start spring! I'd love to have the book and some of your beautiful thread!

Shay said...

Your colorways are magnificent, they would be the perfect way to celebrate spring with.

namcy mayer said...

Love your designs and threads. It would be a wonderful win!

Kate Vyletal said...

Thank you for keeping Tatting alive :)

Dyantats said...

How generous of you! I love your designs! Would love to have the book and try your threads!! Dyan

Anita said...

Come on warm weather! Love your tatting. You are an inspiration.

am I still me? said...

Ooo, hand dyed thread, too? Sign me up!!!!

Kyla said...

I love your threads...and your books! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Singtatter said...

Feeling down because of some family issues and we're having a dry spell here. Hope for a better luck coming. Anyway, congratulations for the new book!

cheryl rooker said...

Oh how awesome! That would be a neat beginning of spring. I would like to thank you again, I learned to tat from your craftsy class.

klincuś said...

O, I would do a lot to get your book. I've bought your classes on craftsy and since then you are my godess of tatting!

Ginny W said...

I love your designs and your thread
you can enter me in your give away!

Amrutha said...

Hope & wish to win the book along with colourful threads of yours.

Bren said...

So very generous of you to give away your book & thread. Winner will be a very blessed person. Thank you for the opportunity.

Teresa said...

I know it doesn't feel like spring yet for most of the country, and most days it doesn't here either, but allergy season has started in Georgia and that always means spring is near!!!

Happy Spring everyone!

Madelyn said...

Marilee, thank you for holding this giveaway. I admire your talent and I'm enrolled in the Shuttle Tatting class you teach through Craftsy. Hope I win.

KnitCave said...

What a lovely giveaway. The lighter nights are better for more detailed tatting.

Kathy said...

I follow your blog but this is the first time that I have taken the time to comment. You have such wonderful designs and HDTs.

Kathy Redford
kdr774@gmail.com

magic shuttle said...

Thanks for your generosity:)

This giveaway is precioussss

Maureen Hayes said...

I have just become an empty-nester...at 53! I am looking for new adventures and Tatting looks so interesting.

Rebecca Wilson said...

Love your Craftsy Class. Taught myself tatting 30 years ago. This class has really added a lot of techniques for me to learn. Love the beaded projects. Would love to have your giveaway.

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

I'd happily take this!

Debbie said...

I'm fairly new to tatting and would love to receive your book and hand dyed threads

Marta-Jane said...

I love your designs. It would be fabulous to tat something with your pattern and skeins

Julia Carter said...

You are such an amazing designer. Your books are so precise and easy to understand and follow. I would be extremely honored to be chosen for this giveaway. Thank you for being such an inspiration to all of us "newbie" tatters.😊

Jamie Lau said...

Please count me in! I love your design so much!

Mary Joseph Donohue said...

This is so generous of you Marilee

Rita said...

Wow! Hi Marilee , what a great initiative! Your works are wonderful! I love your drawings! I would be honored to receive your book and your yarn! I hope I can participate in your giveaway ... and maybe even win! Here in southern Italy in the spring is near!

louine said...

Oh my you have 189 comments.....love your work. I'm a day late commenting but decided to try anyway...

Whispurr S said...

Great book. Made the boomerang earrings, lost them (typical), and now I'm on my second. Hmmm, maybe it's my third. Fun to make. Thanks.
Pam aka Whispurr