Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Extremely Very Early Spring Giveaway

"Stardate" set

"Pansy" set

"Pond" set
Snow is still in the forecast where I live, but leaf tips from springtime flowers are beginning to emerge from the ground. 

Time for a giveaway!


For a chance to win a matching set of 5 sizes of hand dyed thread (Sizes 10, 20, 40, 80, and embroidery floss) plus a copy of my book "Tatted Jewelry", leave one comment on this post to be entered in the giveaway. Three winners will be chosen at random on Leap Year Day, Monday, February 29. Be sure there's a way for me to contact you if you win, either a blog I.D., or an email address, otherwise I'll just draw the next name.

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

116 comments:

God's Kid said...

That is a generous spring give-away!!! :)
I would love to be entered! :)
Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Batty Tatter said...

Ooooh sounds very lovely. Would very much like to receive that prize.
Please sign me up.
Thank you.
Cheryl

Les and Carolyn said...

What a wonderful gift! The colours look amazing.

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Please do enter name.
It is just lovely.

CathyZ said...

Such a thoughtful and beautiful giveaway--please include me.

Jane Eborall said...

Please count me in too. Lovely colours - specially the bottom one.

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your thread colors!

Barb Boughamer said...

The colors are amazing and making me excited for spring to get here. We are also in line for a snow storm tomorrow.

Cindy said...

Marilee, your threads are wonderful, as is your work.
Cindy

Claudia Santos said...

Sounds lovely. Love your tatting and classes.

Claudia

muskaan said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I already have the book but would Love those gorgeous HDTs. I'm tempted :-) Thanks

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful colors! I would like to be included in your giveaway. Wish I could send some of our warmth to you - we've had to use the air conditioner for a few hours during the warmest part of the day a few times already - it gets much too warm indoors otherwise. Love your recent posts - the jewelry is gorgeous.
StephanieW (trompeter914 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sally Kerson said...

Oh what a fantastic giveaway, your threads are great, please count me in

Michelle said...

Oh wow, oh wow! Please enter me, your color ways are so luscious, especially pansy. I already own your book but I know at least three other tatters who would benefit from your largesse!

StringyDogs said...

How Neat! Thank you for a chance to win!
la reiff at yahoo dot com

Trines hobby said...

What a fantastic giveaway, please enter me!
Trine in Norway

Denise - Jewelry By Denise said...

Beautiful! Would love to win! Thanks!!

occhitat said...

Wow, Marilee, you're so generous! Sooooo love your threads and patterns!!
Katie V in NC katie at r-v-r dot com

picotsnkeys said...

Count me in! I would love to use your Hand Dyed in something lovely...like from your book! Contact me @gmail with picotsnkeys
Melanie

Klimju said...

Wow, it's beautiful time to give a chance to win. It's fantastic giveaway :-) Please enter me. Justyna - Klimju from Poland

Anonymous said...

Oh what fun! Love your colors and love your designs!
CindyQ@frontier.com

BlondEngineer said...

Such a generous give-away. Please enter me.

Karen said...

So, so, so generous gift of wonderful HDT! karen at bendbroadband dot com

KnitCave said...

What a generous giveaway and the colours are stunning. I'd love to be included please.

Sandy said...

Please include my name in the drawing. I'd love to win any of the color choices!
sandyxstitcher@gmail.com

Carol said...

I would love a chance to win!! This is so nice of you to do. I have all your other books. Thank you for this chance. 4blessingsfromGod@gmail.com

Tatting June said...

This is such a nice "give away". I have tatted two necklaces using your blackbird size 20 and another one in your corsage size 20. All are very pretty. Thank you for offering this and I would love to win.

Jennifer L. Davis said...

So beautiful. I always love your thread colorways!

Jeff Hamilton said...

This is very generous of you. Thanks! I'd love to be entered.

fullnovembermoon said...

I love your threads, I have an ever growing collection..lol thank you for the lovely giveaway chance!

Stephanie Franklin said...

This is so exciting! Those colors are beautiful! I'd love to work with them! Thank you!

Connie said...

What a nice giveaway! Love your blog and all your lovely designs :)

Connie
tcrpm at sonic dot net

jennytats said...

Wow what a fantastically generous giveaway. Please count me in

Kimberly R said...

What an exciting giveaway, thanks for the chance.

k_rampersad03 at yahoo dot com

ChristineAtAlchemyStitchery said...

Lovely colors! I like the Pond thread especially. :)
Thanks for the generous giveaway!

-Christine AS

West Pine Creations said...

Beautiful color. You are so inspiring.
Marie
sandhollowgems at yahoo dot com

Ellen said...

Gorgeous threads, thank you for the chance!

Love your tatted jewellery!

Hugs,

brady said...

Great giveaway! Thanks! Saturday we had 80 deg temps, but there's snow in the forecast tonight!

Red said...

Lovely colors! No snow here in Tucson!

Suztats said...

Wow! What a wonderful giveaway!! We're expecting more snow arriving over the next week, with perhaps a bit of freezing rain thrown into the mix, so what better way to ignore the weather than with some new gorgeous thread. Love these colours. Hope spring comes your way soon.

Marille said...

It's very fantastic giveaway !!! I love your threads. Those are wonderful.
Greetings from Poland :-)
Marille from http://marilles-crochet.blogspot.com/

Robin Perfetti said...

Beautiful threads, I would love to be entered into your giveaway!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Is it fair for a friend to enter? If so, please enter me!

Joni W said...

We are just missing a storm here in Eastern Iowa. Very muddy right now, SO ready for spring! Love the colors of thread! Contact jjswegener at msn dot com
Thank you!

JB said...

I love those colors and am so ready for the Spring.
jl at pepper.net

Bev said...

Wow Marilee! How generous. Your threads and patterns are so lovely. Please count me in.
Bev

H J Hess said...

What a great giveaway. Please do include me.
Looking forward to seeing you at Finger Lakes!
Hegla
hess dot tattersguild 'at' gmail dot com
.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! How exciting! Thank you for your generosity.
dimartin at live dot ca

Sarah said...

Your threads are lovely! Please enter me, too. Fingers crossed.

Brenda Bradley said...

Awesome giveaway! I love your thread and patterns. Please enter me in the drawing.

Bonnie said...

Awesome giveaway!!! I love your patterns and threads. Please Please enter me in the giveaway.
Thanks

Bernice said...

I'd love to have more of your HDT. Please add my name.

Andrea said...

Thank you! What a wonderful thread :) Please add my name to the game! Cheers, Andrea

Julie Grissom said...

Your dyed threads are so pretty...I loved your craftsy tatting class also! You are so talented. Thanks for the opportunity to try out your HDT :)

Hilary Cruttenden said...

Please count me in for the draw. Currently using my one skein of Pansy in Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel and am loving it.

Nukkemaailmani said...

Awesome giveaway! I love your patterns and threads.

Anonymous said...

Very kind and generous of you!! Please count me in too!
joojc@yahoo.com

Navette Bijoux said...

Fantastic colors ! I'm happy to participate to your spring gift.

Maureen said...

I would love to enter for these gorgeous threads! I think someone was commenting just the other day that there hadn't been any giveaways for a while, so this one will be fun.

Anne said...

Please enter me into your very generous giveway draw. I would love to be able to tat using one of your beautifully coloured threads. Thank you Anne - mikeannechihuahua@ntlworld.com

Pop Maria said...

I love your book and the threads are gorgeous.Thank you for this giveaway!

Jane McLellan said...

Ooh, I'd love to win your giveaway at janemactats.

Pigmini said...

Ooh... HDT's!! Good Luck everyone!!!

Anita - AnniesGranny said...

Please count me in too! I would just love to tat with that beautiful thread!

Jeanie said...

This is so generous of you to give such a wonderful spring giveaway !
Please count me in, thank you :)

Eleanor Billman said...

Your thread and pattern are lovely! Thank you for your give-away, and your reminder of spring is coming. Count me in, please.

Frivole said...

Ooh I particularly love love your new Pond colour way and would be delighted to be entered in your giveaway - thank you! Happy Early Early Spring!

Phyllis said...

A nice giveaway for the Spring. Your colors are beautiful. Happy to be a part of this giveaway. Thank you.

zarina said...

Cool. You are so generous and yes almost everyone is celebrating the extra day.

Thank you for the giveaway and hope I will win.

Margarets designer cards said...

What a wonderful giveaway, beautiful thread thank you for doing an early spring giveaway.
Margaret

Anonymous said...

I would like to be included in your giveaway.
Love all these colorways.
You are so generous, thank you.
Maria

here is my contact orazi dot ryeny at yahoo.com

TAT19540 said...

You know how I feel about your thread- love it! That's why have as much as I do! Would love to win. Will keep figures crossed, which is hard to do and tat at same time.

Suzie said...

Love your dyed thread, would love to win!!!!!

Melissa said...

What a generous offer!

I would love to be considered for such a wonderful gift.

mepace2002@yahoo.com

Jardee Worcester said...

That's a very generous giveaway - I hope you pick me! I'm not a great tatter, but I'm learning. And I know that having good tools makes anything easier, so clearly I need to have some great thread!

Barbara Gordon said...

Love your thread and the chance to try all the different sizes is great to.
Fingers crossed!

Mary J said...

Count me in, too, please. I would love to try your threads in various sizes. The colors are beautiful.

Mary Jane, mjmckinley2@aol.com

Sharon D. said...

Love the colors Please count me in. Thanks.
sdavis1648@mchsi.com

sylvie 66 said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Please count me in ☺. kcrotat@gmail.com

Marianne said...

Love the colours. Please add me to the draw. mgb@shaw.ca

Fox said...

Yummy opportunity!!! : )

Dianna Sidon said...

Those are beautiful.

mb duke said...

Count me in. I love all those colors.

Amanda Terjeson said...

Exciting! I have had my eye on that pattern book too. :)

Susie said...

Awesome! susiearnholt@writeme.com Stardate is my favorite, but ANY would be amazing.

janet vanlandingham said...

I would love to be entered in the very early spring give away! I purchased your book and loved it, but it is lost some where in my sisters house and she is too sick to find it and I live a state away. So if I don't get chosen I will just have to buy another one! ;) The colors are lovely and you can reach me at jsvland@gmail.com

Helen said...

I too would like to be entered. I really like what your doing with wire and tatting. I cant wait to see what else you'll come up with.

Helen bshiptoo@gmail.com

Orsi said...

I would like to try to tat with your threads:)

springerorsolya@freemail.hu

Gwenda said...

Really like your patterns and would love to try your threads.

KasiaN said...

I hope to have some luck. All these sets are beautiful, I can imagine some new tatted jewelery... I'm dreaming of your book! http://kasiaen.blogspot.com, kasian79@o2.pl

Emma said...

Your hand dyed threads were my first experience with a good quality tatting tread - sooo much better than anything I've used before (which was mostly used crochet thread from the local thrift store). Beautiful giveaway, count me in :)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Oh, my goodness! What a spectacular giveaway! It's not surprising to see this great response! Thank you for your generosity! kathynik at verizon dot net.

Rachael said...

A giveaway yea. I just love your hand dyed threads.

Hélène Courville said...

I would love to be entered in your marvelous giveaway! Your threads are just delicious. I would love to tat with them.
Your generosity is much appreciated.
Hélène.

elenemich@hotmail.com

Marie Drew said...

Your thread colors are to die for. Count me in please. drewrd@optonline.net

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colors! Count me in! deanam@ctc.net

Anonymous said...

This is such great gift. I love to tat items and give to Family & Friends. I would be thrilled to win! brsmada@att.net

Fiona said...

Such a generous giveaway, Marilee! I adore your HDT ~ the pond colorway looks sensational on your latest "Newcastle Necklace"!

Count me in ~ the more the merrier! fionacarole@gmail.com Thank you so much!

Marta Luigi said...

Your colors are always so marvelous!

N. Maria said...

I've been going through your Craftsy class and now seeing your giveaway of delicious thread and a copy of some of your patterns!
How lucky are we, in the tatting world, to have you?! Thank you!

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Your thread colorways and designs are always inspiring!

Tahlia deegan said...

I would love to try hand dyed thread. As a new tatter I'm yet to find which thread weight I like best and your tatted jewlery book is on my wish list. Thank you for such a wonderful give away and including people outside the USA.
tahlia-deegan@hotmail.com

Kathie said...

I just took your tatting class on Craftsy and loved it! Can't wait to become more of an expert on tatting, you have such beautiful patterns.

Cigdem Yerli said...

Sounds great, I'd love to try your thread...

DatPixieGirl said...

I've loved learning tatting from you on Craftsy and I think your thread colors are gorgeous. The pond set is my favorite, because I'm always partial to cool tones and neutrals.

Mónica said...

Primavera, maravillosa época del año. Aquí en Chile estamos más cerca del otoño, pero me encantaría que me incluya en su sorteo de primavera, los hilos son realmente lindos y también me gustarí una copia de su libro.
Gracias por la oportunidad.

mony_heinrich@hotmail.com
www.frivolitemonicapradenas.blogspot.cl

Angel said...

Oh, yes. I never win anything, but I'd love to try :) Beautiful colors, all!

angel.katsaro @gmail.com

Sheryl Ann Law said...

I'm working on the "Vision" tatted necklace, only in a varigated blue/purple thread with placing matching seed beads wherever there are any beads since I was too impatient to wait to go out again to purchase medium & large beads. You see, I'm on vacation visiting my son, daughter-in-law & my first granddaughter, & I got the tatting bug. All you tatters know what I mean. You get the itch to tat & just have to do something about it, like right now. It's like your hands start to need to work on a tatting project, any tatting project, anything other then to remain idle. Well, like I said, that darned bug bit me last week, all of my tatting supplies were back at home in Florida, and I wasn't willing to wait days for delivery by purchasing supplies through the internet. I had to do something quick, but... What to do?! Tried the local Micheal's (they apparently don't carry shuttles in store anymore), JoAnn's (forget about it) & finally was able to find a limited variety of shuttles, needles & usable threads to work with at Hobby Lobby (never had stepped in one before my daughter-in-law took me there). Bought beads to match my threads at JoAnn's, but despite having enough goodies to get started, another problem loomed, figuratively, of course. I still needed a project, hopefully something to challenge me, make me think a little, or I was going to have to wing it & create my own pattern. Well, I put my new iPad Pro into service to search the internet for some inspiration or, even better yet, a pre-tested pattern to put into service immediately. After quite a bit of initial frustration, I soon happened upon your site/blog. Bingo. Just what I needed, a breath of fresh air, as well as a beautiful & easy to understand pattern which matched my purchases to boot. I am really enjoying the variety of techniques used in the 'Vision' design, & just to make it a little more interesting, I decided to tat the design with a needle & tiny ball rather than using the two shuttle method. It's going extremely well. To put it lightly, I'm happy as a clam, and I have just about completed the left side of the necklace. Thank you so very much. You saved my vacation.

And yes, of course, I'm in as far as the drawing. I'd really love to get my hands some of those gorgeous threads as well as your book. Wow! Positively breathtaking colors, absolutely beautiful. I can see you that hear that all the time. Looks like everyone else wants to win too, so I'm guessing my chances are pretty slim, but here goes... sherylannlaw at yahoo dot com
My fingers are crossed

Daisy Debs said...

I would really enjoy playing with your beautiful threads, please enter me ! : )

Lois F said...

I first learned how to tat many years ago when I was just a young girl (I'm now 83)but with the passing of years it got shoved to the back of my life until I saw an ad for your 1st shuttle tatting class on Craftsy so I decided to take it and then your 2nd class. I love the things you make and the thread that you dye in such gorgeous colors. I think I now have most of your books, several of which I downloaded from your website or wherever it was that I saw them. I don't always remember. lol I hope that you come out with another class with split ring and a few other advanced things. I especially love the bead work necklaces and ear rings.
lfarrug@aol.com

LeeLee said...

I especially loved your wire tat jewelry - that was amazingly creative! I wish you were closer in Chicago - I feel like I am the only tatter out here!

Ruth Canf said...

Love your works, the color of your choice. Love to win your amazing threads.

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

How exciting! I'm thrilled I popped in to catch up on my tatting blog reading before the deadline. You can reach me through my blog or at tatknot at yahoo dot com.

Julie Romero said...

Trying one more time! I never can seem to leave comments these days. Your thread is beautiful as always and I would love to play with some of course! :-) I wanted to say how intrigued and fascinated I am by your latest work with the wire wrapping and tatting combined. They are lovely, I do a bit of both types of work and never would have thought to combine the two beyond making my own findings...truly an inspired idea and I love seeing what you are doing with that!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful colours!
Please sign me up.
Thank you.
juliavb@mail.ru

Lynda said...

These colours are gorgeous! They make me think of spring.