Monday, May 24, 2010

Reeeeeeeaaaaaallly Big Giveaway!

I had to visit Miss Ellie yesterday and then my son & I stopped at 1/2 Price Books and then Applebee's so it was on the late side when I got home and I didn't have the energy to artistically arrange the giveaway. So....I'm going to fudge a bit.

There will be THREE giveaways, all shown here and drawn for on the same day, Monday, May 31st (Memorial Day). A good portion of my giveaway are items that I received from from Jane Smith's estate. You may remember I featured her in a Memorial Day post last year.

I've kept a few things but I believe her daughter wanted her supplies to go to someone who loves tatting. I'm honored to receive them but I also want to share the legacy. So to celebrate 250,000 visitors (mostly tatters I would assume)and Memorial Day and Tatting, here's what's up!

They are not grouped but I will separate them into three groups before I do the drawing. That means you won't know exactly what you're winning! The shuttles are plastic Boye shuttles and one has thread on it.

I may have even more but for now, these are going to three lucky winners!

This is thread from Jane's stash and I added a few of my own - all sizes 60, 70, and 80. I may add to this before next Monday if I have time to go through my stash. I purposely photographed it this way so you wouldn't know exactly what colors are there!

Now, from a lucky visit to a second hand store, I got this box of vintage threads. I used one of the balls to hand dye thread. While it does break if I snap it, I tried tatting with it and it was fine closing rings.

One row is size 70 and the other row is size 80. Each winner will get one ball of each. I'll keep the rest.

And then again from Jane's stash, there are nine vintage hankies, plain, with hemstitching so they are easy to attach edgings too. Each winner will get three, one colored and two white. Somebody might get more than one colored but everyone will get at least one.

So, each of the three winners will receive something from each of the photos above and maybe more if I dig up some time and energy.

Please enter only once by leaving a comment on this post only. I will not respond to comments on the blog but I can respond privately. That's only because they are NUMBERED now and I don't want to mess up the sequence.

On Monday, May 31st, in the morning, I will use a random number generator to pick three numbers. Remember, enter only once; make sure I can contact you either through your profile or information you leave; and have fun dreaming!

85 comments:

  1. How nice of you to share. Would love to participate.

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  2. Deb in WV7:54 PM

    Please enter me in your drawing. I'd love to win any of the items you've listed.

    I'm glad you're back to blogging, by the way. I certainly understand the need for a sabbatical, but I always reading your blog entries and seeing the eye candy!

    DebinWV at yahoo dot com

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  3. What a lovely way to share and that is so sweet of you. Pease enter me!

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  4. Wow! This is so generous of you, Gina. I would love to be entered into your Giveaway. Thanks for doing this.

    Jeff

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  5. What random generator ever picks #1? Oh well... LOL... I am absolutely amazed by this giveaway and just can't help myself. I'm new to the tatting world and will be praying for a win... *blushes* At least then I'll be able to explore more (especially with a shuttle as I went with needle tatting since I couldn't afford to explore both. LOL)... And THREAD!!! I'm down to the cardboard on just about everything I have. LOL.... Hankies: I'll finally have a chance to try my hand at real edging. :-D Thank you for posting such a generous and wonderful giveaway. Thank you!

    E-mail: StephanieGrace903@gmail.com
    Blog: http://stephaniegracetats.blogspot.com

    Thank you!

    -Stephanie Grace

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  6. How wonderfully generous! I look forward to seeing who the winners are... maybe me? ; )

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  7. You are so generous to share all these. Please add me in the drawing. You can contact me through my blog profile.

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  8. Any part of this would be useful in my tatting corner! Please put me in the draw. Karen in OR
    knitnride at yahoo.com

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  9. Gina,
    I would love to be entered in your give-away. Thank you for being so generous.

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  10. Congratulations on your milestone! Please enter me in the giveaway. It's a fun one and so nice of you! Thank you!
    :) Ann

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  11. Congratulations!
    Please, couldn't you enter me in? :)

    Thank you )
    Elena

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  12. So nice of you to share, I would love a chance to win. Thank you

    meekcmc@hotmailcom

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  13. Anonymous10:57 PM

    Congratulations!!! On a BIG Milestone!!! Please enter me in the giveaway. I would love a chance to win. Thanks you for sharing.
    Bonnie
    yeoldetatter at telus.net

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  14. Wow, congratulations on the milestone!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. You are so kind to share and pass on to others. Please enter me in!
    ~Kimberly
    kinters6(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. Anonymous12:15 AM

    What a great give away! Please include me...By the way, cute...cute...cute Granddaughter!!! Thank you, Gail

    gtmayhew@yahoo.com

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  17. What a fun idea! Please enter my name into the drawing =) My email is in my profile and I am keeping my fingers crossed!

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  18. I love your blog and the idea of having a little chance here is exciting too.

    Dianne Nunn
    diangelbb22@gmail.com

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  19. What a lovely way to honor Jane Smith's memory.
    And how very nice of you to share this beautiful tatting legacy.
    Thank you for your kind heart.
    hess (dot) tattersguild (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  20. O...M...G...what an awesome give away. Thank you so much for this lovely giveaway. I would love to enter the draw. Please add my name for the draw...thank you

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  21. Allow me to throw myself in the hat..lol.. Seeing the black and white filter you put on the balls of thread gave me an idea on making a batch of green and grey HDT..it'll probably be a while for me to actually make it since smells bother me alot right now. I'll put it on my to-do list. Thanks for the inspiration..

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  22. Please enter me in the giveaway.
    Thank you for being so generous.

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  23. u r so generous, and an awesome giveaway. so cool! pls count me in. :)

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  24. OH how awesome Gina! I would be so honored to give any of these items a home :) please enter me as well.

    Thanks for such a lovely giveaway!
    You can contact me through my blog or even wildmtnrose at gmail dot com

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  25. shannon_in_love (shannon)2:33 AM

    I would love to throw my hat in the ring for the giveaway

    my email is shannon_in_love at yahoo.com

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  26. 250.000 ? WOW!!! I do not have a counter but I'm sure I would NEVER EVER reach that number!!!

    Please enter me in your VERY GENEROUS giveaway!

    Greetings from Germany.

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  27. I'd love to be entered too - the old git in the UK!!!!

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  28. You call this "fudging"! What ever you post is artistic including this one. Very interesting give-aways please include me.

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  29. I would love to win :) Thanks

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  30. What an amazing giveaway. Please enter me I have my fingers crossed.

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  31. welcome back after your blog free time. i would love to be included in your give away.
    contact me if i win on either my blog or
    sammystarbuck@aol.com

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  32. Congratulations......a quarter of a million visitors, Wow!

    How is Miss Ellie doing?

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  33. Wow, what a generous giveaway! Thanks!

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  34. Hello Gina

    It is very kind of you to be doing a give away!!!! Hope you have a great Memorial Day!!

    Kelly

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  35. Anonymous7:29 AM

    How generous of you! These are mouth-watering
    baits! Enter me, Pl..e.e.s..s..

    thum@streamyx.com

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  36. Can't resist this one. Please enter me.
    Elizabeth
    Mobile, AL.
    LeVert92 at aol.com

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  37. Thanks for holding the drawing. Please count me in :)

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  38. Wonderful items for a drawing,I love old tatting items. Count me in Gina.

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  39. Wow, nice give away. It's so good of you to share the wealth, and you know it will all go to good tatting homes! I'm in!

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  40. Exciting! Many thanks for your generosity!
    Nancy

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  41. Anonymous6:40 PM

    Thank you for your generosity in sharing tatting memories of others. Please include me in your wonderful drawing. I really enjoy your eye candy!

    KathyRedford at yahoo dot com

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  42. Thank you for sharing your goodies. Please count me in.

    JB
    jl at pepper.net

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  43. Hello Gina
    How nice of you to share. Would love to participate

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  44. Hi Gina,wonderful giveaway..youre very generous..pls include me in your giveaway.thanks Edna..

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  45. hi Gina!

    this sounds like a great way to honor a tatter.

    8-)

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  46. Cool idea for a giveaway! Please count me in!

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  47. Anonymous10:03 AM

    Hi, Gina!

    Please, couldn't you count me in?

    Julia

    juliavb@mail.ru

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  48. bhappe12:23 PM

    Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  49. I'd love to enter, please - how generous!

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  50. This looks AMAZING!! Crossing my fingers! :)

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  51. Hello Gina, What beautiful gifts to share with everyone. I have just started creating lace and I would love to learn how to tat. Please include me in your drawing and Have a Happy Memorial Weekend. Hugs Judy

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  52. how very sweet of you to share, she may be smiling down on you for passing the love of the craft along even more! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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  53. Wow, Gina. How sweet of you. Please count me in!

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  54. Awesome gifts it is very nice of you to these beautiful items. I love to tat!!Please put my name in the drawing and have a GREAT Weekend!!!

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  55. What a great givaway! I'm in!

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  56. Anonymous8:10 PM

    Would love to be considered for your give away. Enjoy reading your blog - I get many ideas and hints from it. Thanks - Robert in northern Iowa.

    (rjkent at netamumail dot com)

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  57. Congratulations on your milestone! Such a sweet idea for a giveaway. I would love to participate as well:-)

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  58. Nancy aka lalou, deep in the oil down south would love to join in on your give away :)http://downonthebayoutatter.blogspot.com

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  59. Thank you so much for the chance at this giveaway. I am quite new at tatting and I am currently just inspired by tatting blogs.

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  60. What a treat! There's nothing in the stash that I wouldn't be happy with! Of course I would to be in for a chance to win. Thank you for running the giveaway.

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  61. How generous of you to share with the lucky winners. I don't know how to tat----but have always wanted to learn.
    cookiekenney6@hotmail.com

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  62. Oooo, I must have missed seeing this - having been felled by a horrible bug. I'd love to join in your giveaway please - and while I am here, I have been wanting to say how very much Miss Ellie's father resembles her grandmother!

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  63. Wow, this is a cool giveaway! Thanks!

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  64. Thanks for counting me in for some of those tatting goodies!

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  65. Thanks, Gina, for sharing those "goodies". One can never have too much tatting thread.

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  66. I would love to get in on your draw - I am a relatively new tatter and already love it!
    Hugs,
    Kerry
    kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

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  67. A quarter of a million visitors WOW. well done.
    Great giveaway, please count me in.

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  68. I learned to tat by a friend. I do shuttle tatting and would love to add my name to your giveaway. Also I just found this blog, so I am going to join. Your tatting is so pretty.
    Pattyjo
    rholschen@air-pipe.com

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  69. I'd love to participate in your give away-- I never win anything so my entry will just make the odds look longer for the rest :-)

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  70. OMG Gina I really REALLY hope I get a goodie :) i have the red boye shuttles and love them a yellow one would be awesome :) Good luck to everyone and GINA you are sooooo generous
    HUGs
    Heather

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  71. Congratulations and count me in!

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  72. Wonderful stash! Plenty of room here to give the supplies a new home! Please include my name in your generous giveaway ...

    Always, L.

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  73. Hi. Missed you at the Lace Day. Please put me in the drawing. I feel lucky! Mary in Avon IN

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  74. So glad to have found your blog. I'm a newbie tatter and would love to win ... Anything! Thx so much for your generosity!

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  75. Thanks for sharing your goodies. I would love to win something!!!

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  76. Jeanie11:11 AM

    Thank you for your generosity ! Please enter my name for a chance at your wonderful giveaway :)

    nur_april@yahoo.com.sg

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  77. New tatter thanks for your generosity!!!!!!

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  78. Gina, what an incredible giveaway! You are such a treasure to offer up this trove of goodies! Please count me in.

    isdihara at verizon dot net
    ambitatterous dot blogspot dot com

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  79. Throw my name into the hat!

    stefunny.p@gmail.com

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  80. Lucky timing! I just started tatting back up again after years laying it aside. I learned as a young girl from my Aunt. Thank you!

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  81. Oh, I thought I'd entered, but I didn't see it. So here I am again possibly :-) forgive me if it's a double.

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  82. Wow! Considering that I have only known 2 other people who tat, you have 81 (82 now) entrants! This is so fantastic! You are so wonderful for doing this.

    Obviously, I'd like to be entered in also. :o) I have a Boye shuttle, but the puppy really loves soft, plastic stuff...

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  83. What terrific prizes! Pleae enter me. I get soo inspired reading blogs and viewing tatting eye candy

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  84. Anonymous8:37 AM

    What a great giveaway.Hope I'm not to late to join.
    Pam P. UK Hampshire

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