Friday, May 17, 2013

String Fever: more Prizes

Thank goodness it's Friday.  This week has been a bit rough for me, just some things that didn't turn out as expected and also some disruptions to our regular routine that leave me feeling lurchy.  Sorry if yesterday's melodramatic post made you worry.  Everything's ok.  Just life, which has its ups and downs, really does require one to be brave.... often.  And, yes, I was also mourning the news of Kathreen of Whip Up's passing.

morning stitches

Today I spent a quiet morning being with my children, stitching while Aria copies a book and prattles on, listening to Liam's sandbox play drift in through the open windows and later giving my much-requested feedback on the piano pieces they're practicing.  It's funny, actually, how much like homeschool is our summer vacation.  But more restful. Yes, it was restful.

So now I have a moment to spend with you, and I'd like to share a few more prizes offered by my sponsors for our String Fever quilt-along.  Each string quilt top (finished in 2013 of any size) that you enter in our Festival of Strings will give you a chance to win one of these door prizes.  The festival will be open for entries May 28-30th.   

Thanks to Fabricworm, one of you will win 2 yards total, winner's choice, from the Yay Day Collection by Emily Isabella for Birch Fabrics Organic!  There are 8 happy little prints to choose from, so you could have a fat quarter set or narrow it down for more yardage of your favorites.  How sweet for children's clothes or a baby quilt!






This prize ships internationally too.  Appreciated, Fabricworm!







From Lark Cottons we have Spring Lilac, a custom fat quarter bundle.  It's a 16 piece mix of prints and solids created by Heather, the owner of Lark Cottons, just for our festival!   I spot some Anna Maria Horner, Joel Dewberry, Lizzy House, Denyse Schmidt... quite the collection of pretties.

Spring Lilac bundle


This bundle ships to the U.S. only.  If an international festival participant wins this door prize, he or she can choose to gift it to a U.S. friend or pass it by to another participant.  



How about some thread?  Connecting Threads has it in spades, so they're providing one winner with a double pack of thread.


This door prize includes both the Salt & Pepper basics set AND the Rainbow set in all it's colorful glory.


That's 15 large spools of thread - oh... just 18,000 yards!

How incredibly useful!  This prize ships to U.S. or Canada, and again, if that's not you, we're sorry that international shipping rates are limiting the fun.  But, if it helps, you are welcome to direct us to send this anywhere in the U.S. or Canada.  Could still be some fun! 


I hope you've been enjoying this bit of motivation to get creative with your string scraps.  The first round of prizes were announced last week.  I'll have more next Friday, and then it'll be time to celebrate!

Here's to a productive and refreshing weekend!

18 comments:

  1. I'd love to hear what you mean by Aria copying a book. I'm looking for some inventive ways to help my seven year old practice his printing. He struggles with it so just forming the letters by rote will not make for a happy summer. If you have time, I'd love to hear more!

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    1. Well, Aria has been "in" to copying books since before she could write. She actually developed unhelpful handwriting habits by around 4, because I was not teaching her to write, but she was learning by copying on her own. That's why I now included handwriting in Kinder, despite our family's delayed academics style. She's copied so many books by now... Actually, she told me today that she wants to be an author someday.

      The funny thing is she told me she decided to copy this book in order to work on correcting her incorrect pencil grip (again, developed because I was not correcting her when she was 4). She is proud to say, today, that it seems to be corrected. We've been talking about it all year. Change came when SHE decided to work on it. Of course.

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  2. Certainly hoping next week is a better one!

    I do have to say that I love that the prizes aren't just fabric, but include thread and batting, how great is that?

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  3. Glad that your post yesterday was just life, and not something bad. We've all been there. Hope your week is getting better.

    For the string fever, do we just need to complete a finished top? Or have it quilted and bound?

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    1. The top just has to be finished. It does not need to be quilted and bound!

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    2. Sweet. I did QAYG so I'll have it quilted, but hand binding takes forever and it's in the 90s here, so I really don't want to spend my days under a quilt at the moment. :)

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  4. Excellent and so pleased to have a chance to win. But so complicated with all the different shipping rates everywhere. Nothing simple anymore. I am in Canada so what will be, will be. Thanks Rachael. Always look forward to your blog. (-:

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  5. Beautiful prizes...LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors.

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  6. As a follower of Kathreen Ricketson, i too mourned her loss. I wondered if that was what had you in a funk the other day. so tragic. just remember to hug your kids extra tight. take care.

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  7. Oh wow!! That's a LOT of tread awesomeness!! :) Love the colour combos!!

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  8. I love your description of your day with the kids. Those moments are the best and will be long remembered. I'm sorry you've had a tough week. I had not heard of (or about) Kathreen, but learned of the tragedy after reading your post. How terribly heart breaking. I hope your weekend is better. xoxo

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  9. Don't apologise for sharing your heart. It wasn't melodramatic, but courageous. How absolutely tragic about Kathreen. Oh, those children. Peace to you and your family today. xx

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  10. Good evening!. I'd like to participate in Fabricworm giveaway from Spain but don't know how, could you help?. Thanks a lot!

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    1. To enter any and all of these giveaways, you'll need to particpate in the Festival of Strings during the last week of May. Please see the first link in the post for all the details!

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  11. That's an awesome giveaway!

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  12. What if a winner was willing to pay for the shipping if they did not live in the US? It would still cost them a lot less than the fabric would!

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