Monday, February 11, 2013

Spreading Love Giveaway

Today is my 24th wedding anniversary, Valentine's Day is coming up, and it is also Random Acts of Kindness Week. It definitely seems like a week all about loving one another.

I made this little wallhanging/table mat with a stylized feather heart, it is about 12" square. If you would like a chance at winning it just leave a comment on this post - telling me a bit about your self, or some RAK that you experienced, or tell me about someone you love, or special plans you have this week......

Some details about the piece - I used 100Wt Invisafil thread on top, 50Wt Aurifil in the bobbin, with a #80 Microtex needle for the free motion quilting (the fabric is a tightly woven, shiny cotton, that was difficult to stitch. The Microtex needle is very sharp, and worked well). The batting is one layer of cotton on the bottom with a half layer of wool on the top. The beads are #11 seed beads, I used size B Nymo thread for the first time, I like it - it was smooth and didn't kink, plus it comes in different colours (I bought it here). The piece of lace is from my sister.

Also I did most of the quilting and beading this weekend while Skypeing with some of my best friends - there is a group of 4 of us in different parts of the world that get together just about every weekend to quilt - such fun!

I have been wanting to have a giveaway for a while because I have past some blogging milestones - four years of blogging, over half a million views on my blog, and over 600 followers! I remember when I got my first follower - I was so excited! As it turned out, that was Wendy (Inky Threads), who has become one of my dearest friends - thanks Wendy!
So if you are a follower just leave me another comment for another chance to win.

BTW it was my twin bother and his wife's 23rd wedding anniversary yesterday - Happy Anniversary to them!

I'll make the draw on Friday the 15th of February. Thanks to all that entered! The winner was Karen (For the Love of Needle and Thread) - Congratulations!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for making blogging such a joyful experience for me! Have a great day!!
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