Sunday, August 2, 2009

"Sweet Nostalgia" Sneak Peak & Giveaway

It's hard to believe we're into August already! We've had a very wet summer so far, not that I'm complaining, more time to stay indoors and stitch. lol The Cosmo embroidery threads, so generously provided for this project by Nireko of The Lecien Corporation http://www.lecien.co.jp/en/hobby/index.html , have been a dream to work with.
The color range is fantastic and the threads look and feel so silky. Even stitching on a 200 thread count cotton, there has been no fraying and breaking of threads!

"Sweet Nostalgia" is a free stitchery BOM that will begin here on September 15, 2009, with a new block being posted on the 15th of each month, give or take a few days, until August 15, 2010, at which time the finishing instructions will also be provided. More details will be available in September.
Here is a sneak peak of September's block.

Are you intrigued? I hope you will join me on this adventure.

Now it's time for the giveaway. If you would like to play all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by 12:00 p.m. on August 30, 2009, after which time my assistant(DH) will draw the name of the lucky winner. Here's what the lucky winner will receive.

The Cosmo Marble threads are a luscious variegated thread that is wonderful to work with. Each card contains 15 meters of 6 stranded cotton embroidery floss. I would again like to thank Nireko of The Lecien Corp. for so generously providing the threads.

I just recently discovered the Clover embroidery hoop, and I love it! The outer hoop has a screw cover so the threads don't get tangled on the screw.

Hope to hear from you. Bye for now.


37 comments:

Dolores said...

I would love to win. What great looking thread and it sounds like it's nice to work with.

Piecefulafternoon said...

This looks like fun - I really like John James neeedles - and of course the variegated thread is lovely. I can't wait to see your designs, they are always delightful.

Vicki said...

I would love to have a chance in your give away!!
Your block of the month sounds great and the sneak peak is very cute.

Pat said...

Yes I am intrigued! Your sneak peek is lovely. Those threads look yummy!!

Sue said...

I'd love a chance to try that thread, I've heard it's great to work with. Your upcoming block of the month looks cute!

crmanina said...

Dorthy,can't wait for you new Sweet Nostalgia project. I'd love to be able to try those new threads, so please enter me in your new giveaway :)...Rae in San Diego

Ellen said...

Yes, I am intrigued by your sneak peek. Looking forward to your BOMs. Would love to have a chance to own those lovely Cosmos threads.
Hugs,

The Rabbit Factory said...

I love the name of your new BOM...Sweet Nostalgia! I guess I know what you've been up to over the summer...stitching like crazy!

Solstitches said...

I knew that whatever you came up with would be delightful and from what little I can see it is! Oh, I just can't wait for your stitchery BOM Dorothy.
I'm going to put a reminder on my Google calendar - as if I would forget!

Margaret

Betweens said...

Dorothy wht a wonderful surprise the block is adorable!! you are so fantastic and giving. I think those threads would be perfect for the BOM.

Handmade by Mai said...

You have a great give away. Love your sneek peak. I made me very curious. I hope I win, then I can use the threads for the new BOM

Carol in Rock Hill, SC said...

I'd love to try those threads! I love to try different threads. Thanks!

Csicsóné-Melinda said...

You have a great give away. Love your sneek peak.
Thanks!!
Melinda from Hungary

Karen said...

I have come to visit your blog after reading your comment on mine. I like to see what others in the quilting/stitching world are doing. You certainly have some beautiful designs!

Kaaren said...

Dorothy, I've had problems getting your blog to load or I would have been her sooner.

Your new BOM looks right up my alley...stitching and a vintage theme to boot! Woo hoo!

I'd love to give those new threads a try so please count me in!

Kathy ~~~ said...

Cool Giveaway please count me in. I'm looking forward to your BOM. Thanks for the chance to win:-)

DianeH said...

Hi Dorothy, I've just found you via Kaaren's blog. Can't wait for your BOM and thank you so much for a chance to win in your giveaway.

Martha said...

Thanks for the chance on the giveaway. I love to use variegated thread and hope to use yours.

mtower@bellsouth.net

Myra said...

Hi Dorothy! What a great giveaway gift!!! Very nice! Do put me in the pot for it please... 8-)
Your Sweet Nostalgia peak is indeed interesting... Till I enlarged your photo there, I could not tell what you were up to, but you've been playing with your photo I see... that is sneaky! 8-)
Isn't the weather crazy this summer!?! Unreal...
I do like the switch in your inner boarder of your Roses In Dresden... 8-)
Happy stitchings and have a great weekend!

paulette said...

Hi!
Awesome give away!! Love the thread -would like to try it out....thanks for the chance to win.
Paulette

Rebecca said...

I can't wait to see your "Sweet Nostalgia"! Thanks for the giveaway. The threads look very interesting!
riverrosenc@yahoo.com

free indeed said...

Love giveaways that have items that can be used up and not just dusted from year to year. The project becomes a momento of the givers generousity. Would love to win!

Martina said...

I am looking forward to the BOM. Sounds great and lucky the lady who will win your give away!

Anne said...

Count me in as one of the hopefuls. I would love to try the Cosmo threads. Am really looking forward to seeing more of the stitchery in September.

Ivory Spring said...

Hello Dorothy,

Thank you for visiting and leaving the lovely comments. I ALWAYS LOVE hearing from you.

You got me curious about these threads - I was wondering if they can be used for cross-stitching.

Thank you for hosting the giveaway - you are most generous for offering the goodies.

Michele said...

Dorothy,

What a fabulous give-away. Of course, this reminds me that I forgot to get back to you after Spring Market. I'm sorry. Glad you find the threads without me.

Thanks for the kind words about my guest blogger post.

Hope you are enjoying what's left of our summer. I can't believe labour day will be here so quickly. It's a quiet time in Ottawa, lots of people take holidays now, and the University students have not arrived back in town yet. Soon! For now I'm enjoying the peace. haha

Best wishes,
Michele

Ivory Spring said...

Dorothy,

Thank you for the info on the wonderful threads - I need to be on a lookout for them in the stores so that I can buy to try them.

Have a great weekend!

SarahVee said...

I think the centre of your Vintage tile quilt looks even better than the original! I would love to win your giveaway. I'm also staying tuned for your Sweet Nostalgia.:)

ugne said...

Very nice colors ot these threads :). I would like to win :)

Jeanie said...

Beautiful threads ! I would love to win them too :) Thank you.

Cindy said...

I am a Clover brand fan. Love those floss and needles too. I would really love to win these wonderful goodies!

Judit said...

Hi, Dorothy,
Your giveaway is fantastic!
I'd like to win!
I have never won yet. Maybe...
Please, visit to my blog.
Hugs: Judit

Dorothy said...

Thankyou everyone who participated in this giveaway. I asked DH to choose a number between 1 and 31, the number of people who commented, and he chose #25. Ivory Spring is the winner of this giveaway, but stay tuned there will be another giveaway to celebrate the start of my new B.O.M. "Sweet Nostalgia". More details to come in a few days.

Anonymous said...

SUre I would like to win this rgeat prize,

Hello from France from another Dorothy

:-)

Dorothée

Vickie said...

OOps I left my comment under the new Christmas blocks. I do love them by the way. One of these days I will get this blog comment thing sorted out. Sorry,
Vickie S.

mmquilter said...

I think these threads would be great to try out on your Sweet Nostalgia B.O.M. Not sure which comment date to leave message on may have commented on two different days.
Sorry

Bridget B said...

Really like your BOM. Sorry to hear you were hurt I don't have a blog but will soon.

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