Friday, March 6, 2015

Extremely Very Early Spring Giveaway



So far the only sign of spring here in Wisconsin is that the sunlight is strong enough to melt some snow even when the air temperature is still below freezing. But it's time for a giveaway!!!

You have a chance to win one of the 2 prize packages pictured, by leaving one comment on this post. Make sure that there's a way for me to contact you if you win, either a blog ID or an email address.

I'll draw 2 names at random on Tuesday, March 10. Each prize package will include 2 tatting pattern books written by me, 4 skeins of hand dyed thread size 20, 2 skeins of hand dyed thread size 80, and an original tatted bracelet handmade by me. 

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

122 comments:

Marie Drew said...

I love your HDT such beautiful colors. So generous of you, some lucky persons will be very happy. Number 1 never seems to win but maybe I'll get lucky! drewrd at optonline dot net.

Cheryl said...

This is the perfect giveaway to take away the winter blahs! Love your colorways. nursesmiles03@yahoo.com

Susie said...

Lovely giveaway! The green bracelet is amazing! susiearnholt@writeme.com

Brady said...

Squee! What a great giveaway! Thanks for helping us celebrate spring! I'm trying to believe it's coming......
bshuman32@gmail.com

Anne said...

What a generous way to welcome a long awaited spring with your lovely gifts. Got my fingers and toes are crossed at mikeannechihuahua@ntlworld.com

Jane Eborall said...

How can an old git pass this opportunity by? What a very generous giveaway. LOVE your threads.

Knitnick said...

I love your work as always, and what generous prize packages!
I'm working my way through your tatting course on Craftsy and learning a few new-to-me things along the way, thanks so much!
I always love the colorful work you post!

D-chan said...

WOW! *ç*
I have no words... neither in English nor in Italian (just because I don't speak any other language, except for a little French maybe... no words in French aussi)
Well I'll cross my fingers, toes, legs, and braid my hair too! :D

mb duke said...

Love your blog. I can't pass up a giveaway with so many goodies. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Erin Chang said...

How fun! Here in Boston, we are still under several feet of snow and dealing with ice dams, leaky roofs, and transportation nightmares. A tatting giveaway is just what the doctor ordered! You should be able to reach me through my Google/Blogger ID, but if not, I'll gladly provide an email address.

Bernice said...

We are under bright sunny skies and double digit temperatures today. I must enter my name in the hopes of getting one of the packages, especially interested in your pattern books. I am feeling lucky today.

Marta-Jane said...

Wow, what a generous giveaway. Brown bracelet is really lovely :). martadzejn[@]gmail.com (without bracket of course)

Stacy said...

I would love a chance to win this lovely thread, and books (would take my tatting to a new level!)
stacydodds@hotmail.com

Robin Perfetti said...

Wow, what a generous giveaway, I would love to be entered! At some point I will have to buy some of that DMC size 80 thread from your Etsy shop. Just need the right project and inclination.

Les and Carolyn said...

What a generous gift! I would love to have any of this but the very best part would be your wonderful patterns. lchutchinson at gmail dot com

Jon Yusoff said...

Please include me in the giveaway. I have always liked tatting with your hand-dyed thread and your patterns are inspiring.

Teresa said...

What a generous giveaway! I would love to have a bit more of your hand dyed thread. I have one of your books, but neither of those pictured.

Elena K said...

Oh, gorgeous thread!
And great giveaway! )

Elizabeth said...

How wonderful. It should lift the spirits of anyone.

Jane Hirst said...

Oh wow what a brilliant give away. ...I am slowly working on your lessons from craftsy. ...your work is completely fantastic xx

Luv Jane xx

Tatter said...

Wonderful thread and great giveaway!!! :)

Pigmini said...

Oooh... Drool!!! Here's entering the Giveaway!!! I'm fed up of icy cold wind here in the UK!!

Anonymous said...

Please include me in your spring giveaway. Just thinking of your lovely threads makes it SEEM like spring is getting closer. I love your patterns - everything is always so clearly explained - you make it so easy to tat.
oh - e-mail address is
trompeter914 (at) Hotmail (dot) com
StephanieW

Judy Menting said...

Marilee, thank you so much for sharing your gifts with the world. Not just your lovely threads and patterns, but your bright smile, bright ideas and EXTRA-ordinary creativity. You are always an inspiration to me. Judy

Michelle said...

Lovely! Please enter me too! Here in MN e have the same phenomenon, below or well below freezing yet things melt. Such a change from November!

Sharon D. said...

What a great giveaway Love your hand dyed thread and books. Lets hope it warms up soon.

Margarets designer cards said...

What a beautiful giveaway, would love to win either package, can you put my name in the pot please.
Margaret

Megan said...

What an awesome giveaway! I love that you've included one you made (I'm sure it is much better made than what I would put out, lol). Thanks so much :)

kat galvin said...

your craftsy course got me started tatting and its been a fun learning experience ever since. who knew you could combine beading, jewelry and colorful threads into a wonderful art piece!!!!

StringyDogs said...

Fun! Thank you! Even if I don't win, it is fun to have a chance. lareiff@yahoo.com

Jeff Hamilton said...

I'd love to be entered into the draw. Thanks for doing this!

Marty said...

Hand-dyed thread. Drool. I'm ready for Spring!

Sally Kerson said...

You are so generous Marilee. I love your threads and books, please enter me in this giveaway popabobbinshuttle@gmail.com

God's Kid said...

Absolutely fabulous give-aways!!! :)
Love the bracelets and of course the HDTs, and those are book I know I don't have yet!!!!! :)

Julie Monnard said...

Your tatting and threads are beautiful as always. Hopefully that sun will bring spring soon!

Shay said...

It's really generous of you to do a giveaway every year, so thank you! Your work is truly lovely! neiko12(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful chance for such a grand prize. I would make good use of everything.
hknitarty@yahoo.com

Jane S. said...

What a generous giveaway! Those colors are so pretty and bright, and who wouldn't love a bracelet tatted by you? :)

West Pine Creations said...

Woo hoo, sign me up. I love y tatting books!
West Pine Creations

SandyC said...

How very generous of you!! And such a wonderful way to brighten anyone's day. Sandy dscofer2@gmail.com

Hélène Courville said...

I would be so happy to win your beautiful gifts. Please enter me in this giveaway. I can be reached by email elenemich@videotron.ca.

Bren said...

What beautiful colors and how kind of you to offer them as a giveaway. Hope you have a good weekend!

tatterjil said...

I especially love that green bracelet and those blue skeins. Would love to win some of your work.
jilofalltrades87ATgmailDOTcom

DoriONeal said...

What a lovely thing you're doing. Thank you so much - and I truly am hoping my name will be pulled - I'd love to work with what you've put together! :)

Nancy Dugas-Gilmore said...

Such a beautiful spring gift. Bound to make 2 lucky people very happy! Thank you sharing as you do! *smile*

Anonymous said...

What a great thing to do! I would love to win your books and goodies!! And since we 'spring' forward this Sunday 3/8, the real Spring can be too far off!!
Debbie Hart
Dharts04@yahoo.com

Maria said...

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. Please include me, I would love to add these books to the one of yours I already have and enjoy.
orazi dot ryeny at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I love your books. Please sign me up.
Marie Mc
sandhollowgems at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Esther K said
I would love to win the beautiful thread and book and learn more. Thank you very much. elkillham at yahoo dot com



Cheryl Killham said...

What a wonderful idea. I don't think Iowa will ever see Spring.
clkillham@gmail.com

JB said...

Great way to brighten up the dreary winter blues. I love your bracelets. jl@pepper.net

OCC said...

Hello Marilee! I found your class on the Craftsy platform and have been diligently trying to master the flip! Now I'm working on getting the picot. I love your jewlery designs and look forward to being able to make some of your beautiful patterns! Thanks for the great giveaway!!! omigap@aol.com

Dianne Vallejo said...

A bracelet tatted by you? I seriously am not worthy.....how cool!

Madtatter80 said...

I agree with everyone else this gives us hope for spring!

tatting-marie said...

Marilee, love your threads - the colors are BEAUTIFUL! Hope spring comes to WI soon. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

tatting-marie@embarqmaildotcom

tatlyn said...

How generous of you! I love the idea of a spring inspired ANYTHING after our cold Oklahoma winter.
Patricialyn@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful spring giveaway!!! Please add me
yeoldetatter@telus.net
Thank you for doing such a wonderful giveaway.
Bonnie M.

Randi said...

Your HDT and patterns are fabulous! Thanks for this generous giveaway!
rageorge4@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is AWESOME! My sister tats and this would be a wonderful gift for her IF won!
dystonia4u@yahoo.com

Jeanie said...

Please include me in the giveaway. I love your hand-dyed threads and your patterns are AWESOME !

Berina RGA said...

wow!! those bracelets are gorgeous!! thanks or the giveaway!! beautiful yarn.. you are so generous!!

Sherry L said...

Thank you for your generosity. I love your hand-dyed threads. The color combinations always wow me.

Karen said...

Oh! Wonderful giveaway! I'll be doing the happy dance if I win either giveaway! Karen in OR karen@bendbroadband.com

occhitat said...

Gorgeous giveaway, Marilee! Such a treat!!!
katie at r-v-r dot com

Jane McLellan said...

Wow, I'd love to win your generous give away! I hope Spring makes itself known soon.

Mandatory said...

Thank you for the generous offer! I would like to be included.

sylvie 66 said...

Wow, what a happy coincidence, March 10 is my birthday! That would be a great present indeed! Thanks for this giveaway :)
kcrotat@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This giveaway is timely and so alluring!I love everything about you and your tatting. Please count me in.
joojc@yahoo.com

Maureen said...

I'd love to win one of these giveaway prizes! - especially like the gorgeous thread. It's Autumn here, but still so stinking hot, it's neverending this year.
maureen_lawrenceatmsndotcom

Marina said...

The thread is very beautiful! Real spring colors. :)
m.e.07.1995@gmail.com

Hilary Cruttenden said...

Would love to be I included in the draw for this giveaway. Could add to my recent purchase from you. 2xcatz@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful colours please add me to the draw. Thank you.
jarvism73@virginmedia.com

Barbara Payne said...

Oh my!!! such a lovely giveaway!! Please include me in!! Spring is just around the corner or so I keep telling myself!

ikkinlala said...

How generous!

I'm not sure my tatting skills are up to something that fancy yet, but it would be great to have something to work towards.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Quayceetatter said...

Beautiful giveaway and love your hand dyed threads. I have some flowers peaking through the snow and the sun is shining. Long winter in NM too.

Isabelle said...

What a beautiful idea! I have your tatted jewelry book and gave 2 necklaces away as Christmas presents! Would love to win this!! I also follow you on Facebook!

mica said...

How generous! I too am thinking of spring and it sounds like spring here is about as advanced as it is on your end. I was beyond excited to start hearing birds in the morning! Things may be covered in snow still, but the birds are back:)

Jardee Worcester said...

I love giveaways! And your HDT is so beautiful - I just got my purchase in the mail and the colors are even prettier in person than on the computer screen.

MadScientistK said...

Thank you for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

Orsi said...

Gorgeos packages! Please count me in:)

Anonymous said...

So very kind of you to brighten 2 people's spring! LOVE your HDT! Madtatter@aol.com

Zedena von Tharendt said...

What a wonderful coincidence!
I just started tatting and really like your playful designs.
So I'm in!

Greetings!
Zedena
www.zeitunschaerfe.blogspot.de

LA MALLE AUX TRESORS said...

Je suis en admiration devant vos réalisations, Je ne suis qu'une débutante, mais je continue à m'entraîner et petit à petit mon travail devient plus régulier. Peut-être que je serai tirée au sort. je serais ravie de recevoir votre ouvrage. Merci d'avance.

Katya Koos said...

Lovely giveaway. katya21_k@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My wife would like this, she doesn't stop tatting.
Tommy M
pineckcreat at yahoo dot com

Brenda Bradley said...

Lovely giveaway packages! Please sign me up!

Bev said...

What a great giveaway Marilee! And what an inspiration for the lucky winners! Can I hope that one of them is me???
Bev
tbpedder@optusnet.com.au

Julia Carter said...

This would be so awesome to win. It would make up for the Christmas I didn't get to have :(

Singtatter said...

Thank you for the generous giveaway. It will be awesome to own a piece of your work!

Nikki said...

Oh wow nice giveaway, i love your colors And patterns. dont think ill win but worth a shot... nikkib4557 at gmail

linda said...

I would love to be in the give away. Your thread is so pretty.
Thank you

Martha said...

Please count me in. The thread is so lovely.

Stéphanie Cachu said...

Wow! That's a wonderful idea! :D And the thread are gorgeous! tattimic@gmail.com

Alessia said...

Brilliant colours ! And my little daughter said:"Wow ! Spring !", just seeing your beautiful thread !
Here in Rome, today It's sunny and warm.
I love your works, madam.
Many greetings from Rome, Italy.
alessia_0709@alice.it

Pop Maria said...

Love this giveway. Beautiful colours!

Dovile said...

It would be interesting to try this! Thank you for the chance!

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Suztats said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Happy spring indeed. You know I'm a fan of your beautiful thread, and I'd love to win some (my stash is getting low..) Please count me in. Thanks.

Mónica said...

Gracias por la oportunidad para quienes somos de fuera, soy de Chile y me encantaría un regalo como el que ofreces.
Saludos
www.frivolitemonicapradenas.blogspot.com

Cindy Gault said...

You have the best giveaways!! I'm so ready for Spring. The birds were singing this morning and it sure made me smile!!

Cindy said...

A super generous giveaway to celebrate Spring! Sooooo ready ....

Suz said...

I have used both your threads and books! I just love the thread color pathways! Someone is going to really love this breath of spring! For anyone who hasn't tried your thread and used your books...trust me...you won't be disappointed!

Phyllis said...

What a generous giveaway to brighten up someones winter day. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

What a generous package! I'm thrilled to have a chance to enter. Thank you so much for the opportunity. taknot at yahoo dot com

We lived in South Dakota for a few years. I loved the snow, but felt spring fever terribly when everything started to bloom in the south. A quick trip to smell the flowers and absorb the green usually fixed me up fine for the rest of the thaw.

Claire said...

What a great way to celebrate spring. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. I will be so thrilled to win one of those wonderful packages, as I keep admiring your thread on yours and others tatting blogs.
(Oclairedelune.wordpress.com)

Nukkemaailmani said...

Lovely giveaway!

Dawn Lawrence said...

I would firstly like to thank you for teaching me to tat (still have to finish the Craftsy course). I would love to be included in the giveaway . I think your threads have lovely shades and your patterns amazing. Regards Dawn

Linda said...

Love Spring and the new ideas! Thanks for the giveaway! theeema@gmail.com

Bubamara šarena said...

Great giveaway! Love your hand dyed thread and your work!

Margie said...

Who can pass up a chance to be able to tat with such beautiful colors. Thank You

Barwitzki said...

Lovely giveaway :-)) I love your books.
Thank you for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Thank You for a chance to win your giveaway. Enjoy looking at your gorgeous tatting etc.
rawarp@live.com

Carol Schockling Lawecki said...

What a lovely giveaway to chase away the winter blues!! I'd love to be given a chance to win one of these prizes. I love you patterns and love your HDT!! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks - snewland32@yahoo.com

Maristella said...

Thank you for your kindness and generosity in offering your art and your colours.
From Italy with love!
Maristella

schiavone.maristella@tiscali.it

Meg said...

Please include me in the giveaway. I love tatting and would have a chance to try with your beautiful hand-dyed thread:)

Julie Grissom said...

Your hand dyed colors are so pretty! You are so generous to have this giveaway!

nanetiblogsite said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Marilee I love your thread, patterns and designs. It will be great if I win one of the books from my wishlist (Beaded Tatting). Best wishes from Germany.

Christiane

Kista said...

I just discovered this blog and I love it. So beautiful threads and so beautiful tatting. I like specially that green bracelet from the first set. krista.tehva@gmail.com

Cindy said...

What beautiful colors! Please enter me in the drawing. Love your work. Cindy
rbqdalaska@yahoo.com

Frivole said...

We're lucky here in the UK where spring comes early! I'm definitely in for a spring giveaway of your lovely items please. Thank you Marilee!

DennisD56 said...

Marilee, I have watched your designs for some time and find that I am also thinking of getting some of your custom colored thread for a special project I will be doing soon. I think I have bought all your books so far
I live in a community a little ways out from Seattle, so I get to enjoy Seattle weather, which has been so nice for the last few days that Spring is definitely weighing on me.
This is a first for me to catch one of your giveaways while I can still enter. Thank you so much for stirring the tatting fires up.

Carrie said...

Great giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win!