Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Blogiversary GIVE AWAY Day 3!

Today is my Blogiversary Give Away Day 3!
Can I tell you how much fun this has been? I have loved hosting this Give Away, and thinking of the items I might be able to share with you.
So many of you have been so kind to me this last year that I have wanted to give something back, and this is my opportunity.
You will have to excuse me if I don't respond to the many comments that have come in. Just know I read them all and everyone is being counted.

For today's Give Away I have put together some wools, most that I have personally hand dyed.

There are so many fun projects that you can do with wool. I've observed (and made) quilts that have added wool, along with rugs, pincushions, pillows, bags, framed art, etc.
The possibilities are endless.

I've added in this bag,

Filled with another piece of wool.
I'm also including a wool pincushion. The cactus represents Southern Utah where I live.
OK, we don't have Saguaro in this part of our state, but I think we should because it's my favorite cactus. I would love to have one in my yard someday.
Thank you again for your wonderful comments and response.
Here is a reminder of the rules:
1.) 1 point for each day you leave a comment. Be sure to visit all 5 days!
2.) 1 point if Cactus Needle is on your side bar/or feed.
3.) 1 point if you blog about this Give Away.
*And make sure I have your e-mail address so I will be able to reach you if you win!

89 comments:

angela said...

Wonderful wool! I love to use it - it has such a nice hand and texture.

Oddbjørg said...

Another great Giveaway I would be happy to own.

Meg said...

I've never worked with wool--those look so pretty!!

Ida13 said...

It seems funny!

mouse said...

So beautiful! I've been wanting to incorporate wool into some of my projects but haven't acquired any yet--so this is a great idea! :)

Dolores said...

How wonderful. I have not worked much in wool. I sewed a lot of my children's clothing and figured wool would shrink (I know I could have dry cleaned or hand washed but there are just so many hours in the day.) I would love to work with wool in a wall quilt.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a great prize. We don't have wool in our area, and it looks so great to make pincushions and needlepacks. Love you little projects.

Karen said...

I haven't done much with wool yet;) I hear that it's really fun to work with and it's so so pretty;)

Trisha said...

When I think of wool I think of yarn because I am a knitter. I haven't used much wool in my quilting but I think it is never to late to try something new!

Mary said...

The wool is beautiful. You did a great job dyeing it. Thanks for the chance.
mvkquilt@sbcglobal.net

Mel said...

I would love some wool!!

~D Spack~ said...

Will work for wool! Thanks Nedra.

Lynda Green said...

Your wools look wonderful - can visualize them in a mixed media quilt in the works. lyndag6185@aol.com

Jana said...

You hand dyed some of those? Beautiful!

dotti white said...

This is beautiful wool, Nedra. I am amazed that you have hand dyed some of it! This is a fun and very generous giveaway. Did you check out the first day of shop hop I posted yesterday--will be posting Day 2 today. Thanks for sharing!

Sherri said...

One of my goals is to start working with wool...

Sounds like you're having a lot of fun with the giveaways!

Stina said...

Oh my...WOOL!!! :o))
Can you believe ...that in Sweden we do NOT have wool like you have in USA... in a cold country like mine.. I sure hope we soon will have! I love to work with wool and feel the texture!!!
And I must say I love that bag and the pincushion...
Im in love...:o)) Will change the picture for todays giveaway on my blog!!! :o))

Ruth B said...

What gorgeous wool! Wowza. I would love to work with such gorgeous fabrics and the bag and pincushion are so cute. Awesomely generous giveaway!

Annie said...

Oh my, oh my, I NEED that wool! I will work great for the mermaid hooked rug that you helped me design. Love the little bag and the wonderful pincushion, too. You are too generous. Thanks for all that you do.

Annie
www.byannie.com

Gayle said...

YUM! A girl can NEVER have too much wool!

Marcy said...

I check in daily to your blog but I don't consider myself to be a stalker. Just love the work you do and the information you share. Thanks.
Marcy

Doina said...

Beautiful!

Martina said...

Wool is just such a nice material. I love to work with it. Your cactus really looks pretty.

girlsmama said...

I'm just starting to incorporate wool into my projects! This would be a great way to enable that!

quiltmom said...

Nedra,
I have not worked with wool- I know some quilters swear by it. It looks like it would be lots of fun.
What a great giveaway week you are having. I hope your whole week.
Regards,
Anna

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Ooooh, wool! What a nice prize! Love the bag and the pin cushion too!

MGM

Material Mary said...

Oh my, Nedra. Wool really speaks my language and if it is hand dyed by you, it is extra special. What a fun give away.
Mary

Nicole said...

I can't believe you hand dyed most of those. You are so creative with your giveaways.

Jeanne said...

WOW awesome wool, what a great giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

free indeed said...

Wool is something I've been wanting to work with. I did buy a penny rug kit, but haven't put it together yet. I also bought the type of wool to braid rugs and got started on that...that will be a special rug for my sewing room...no muddy boots on that labor of love!

Snickerdoodle said...

The colors are beautiful. You don't find much wool in Louisiana, but I would love the opportunity to work with it. The bag and pincushion are darling. Thanks for so much fun.

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Julie said...

Wow, so you hand dyed your own wool? I've never worked with wool, but hear it is great to work with.

2ne said...

This is so great, specially the red/brown ones. Love the cactus, have seen it on other blogs over there :-) Have a great day today. I've blogged about it.

Nancy said...

I love saquaros too! There is a lot that I don't love about living in Phoenix, but I do love the saguaros.
Those little scraps of wool are making me so excited! I made my husband and I stockings 2 years ago and the pattern uses small wool pieces. Eventually I will want to make more and this wool would come in handy. Thanks for this week.

Patricia said...

It would be so wonderful to win the wool. I love your blog.
Love, Tricia (rtolton@afconnect.com)

Thimbleanna said...

Great woolens! I can see that I'm going to run out of comments before you run out of giveaways!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Holy Cow. Hand Dyed wool! The stitchery is lovely. Your work is fabulous Nedra.

Carol said...

OMG that wool is gorgeous...and that bag and the cactus pin cushion are just wonderful...no cactus here...LOL!

Jeanette said...

Wow, love the wool! No cactus here in Canada, either. :-)

Lori said...

The Saguaro is my favorite too (It's also fun to say). I like the pin cushion, it's fun.

Lurline said...

Back again to say hello - I don't know a lot about wool, but it certainly looks interesting!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Sylvia said...

The wool pieces would be so useful.I have made one pincushion and it was lovely to work with. Thanks.

Becky said...

Another generous give-away! Love your wool. The pincushion is so unique. Thanks for the fun!

Pat said...

I have only recently (shortly before the holidays)discovered the wonders of working with wool and I love it. I have admired some very nice hand-dyed woolens at local quilt shops and at the quilt shows but they have been out of my price range, so I would LOVE to win some. (I have tried to find some wool clothing at thrift shops that I can then wash and use.) YOUR hand-dyeds look absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Dawn said...

Another great giveaway!! I've just started working with wool and it is fun!! Your pincushion is cute!

Cherold said...

I would love this fabric! Thank you for this give away.
hugs,
Cheri
cheris56@yahoo.com

Bev C said...

Wool, what a wonderful soft material to work with. Interesting projects to make with them too.

Sandy in Buenos Aires said...

Wonderful wool! I love the colors!
We don't have it here so I'd love to try it!
And the pincushion is so cute!
Great cactus!
I'm having a giveaway as well on my blog to celebrate I reached 500+ visits. Check it out!
Hugs,
Sandy

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

How did you know I wanted some hand dyed wool? It is just beautiful as is the bag. I love cactus too!

Sue said...

OooooOOooo...very nice! I love wool!

Bec Clarke said...

Oh and again such lovely bloggy goodness, here's hoping I win some.

Colleen said...

I have been enjoying your blog for a while. Thanks for the give away.
I have you on my side bar.

CJ said...

The wools are so pretty!

Carrie P. said...

Nanette sent me. Can I play? Lovely wool.

Patsy said...

I love all the wool goodies. The little hand bag is so cute. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Wish I had a blog to get extras but I'll be happy with just reading your blog daily.

Joyce said...

Great items in your giveaway! I love the wool. I haven't done much with wool yet, but I'm hoping to start soon.

May Britt said...

I have never tried wool and would love to try some application with it, so please pick me :)

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Nedra, another great giveaway, with all the projects to do with wool. Can just see all the minds thinking what they would do with it.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

merumo said...

I haven't used wool before, but sounds pretty interesting...

Béa said...

Wonderful, I never use wool.......

Kathie said...

beautiful wools, can't beleive you hand dyed them yourself, where do you find the time! adorable bag and Oh the pincushion is wonderful, can never have enough pincushions!
I am one of your blog subscribers thru bloglines
Kathie

Loretta said...

Please enter me!
aorlflood at comcast dot net

Joanna said...

I have been on a real wool kick lately, but it's so expensive to buy that my collection is quite small. I have made my own from clothing at the thrift store, but haven't dyed my own - you are so clever!!

Cherold said...

Great giveaway...I would love to win!
hugs,
Cheri

reddquilter said...

Becky Lambert
LOVE wool, love your dyes!

Annelies Dease said...

Fun to check back each day and share the goodness. Thanks SEW much. XXX Annie

Amanda said...

I love that cactus! When I was in the US many years ago, I have a painful memory of backing into one of those while wearing shorts. I had been trying to take a photo of another one at the time. Ouch!! I do not think I would like one in my back yard though, we have enough of our own prickly plants in Australia.
Pincushions are a little prickly too, if you pick them up the wrong way. But at least they are not barbed!!!
The wool is gorgeous and soft looking. I would like to reach out and touch it.
Amanda
bphickson@optusnet.com.au

Lori Holt said...

Hi Nedra-
i havn't worked with wool for so long- it would be great to do a project with your hand-dyed wool.
How fun your give away is!
Lori

cedarchestquilts@aol.com said...

Too hot here in TX for wool work--but your dyed wool is sooooo lovely --I would sit in front of the a/c unit and fondle it. I enjoy the posts of your grandsons so much I missed the other days of your giveaway. Please enter me to win --I really like the quilt kit you are giving away--who ever wins it needs to post pictures when it's finished! Angie

Patchwork Penguin said...

Ok, I checked yesterday and the day 3 post wasn't up yet; then the storms rolled through and I didn't get to check back. Hope this isn't too late.

Thanks,

Nancy

Michelle said...

The colours are amazing. You have done such a beautiful job hand dying the wool.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Beautiful wools and hand dyed too! You have a talent.

Susan Cahill said...

I have always wanted to try working with wool. Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Blogless me said...

Wool is another one on my "To Do" list, so let's hope I win those wonderful specimen!

Jackie said...

Nedra, where do your talents end??? I just love the fact that you dye your own wools. Very creative and the bag is just so cute.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Nedra, day three....love to have some of the wools......Warm Regards Lyn

Jeanie said...

The bag is so cute ! Hand dyed wools ! Your're fantastic !

Kim said...

really neat giveaway. Happy blogaversary.

amy smart said...

I'm a day late, so it won't count, but I just have to say, "This wool is FABULOUS!" I love hand-dyed wool!

Julia said...

How wonderful. I have not worked much in wool. It would be lovely to give it a go..
Julia ♥

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Very nice wool.

sandra said...

They are pretty!

Christine said...

I love the look of wool work...
need to try it

Eileen said...

This is yet another wonderful prize Nedra. Your wool cactus is very sweet!

DianeH said...

I've always wanted to try using wool, there are so many pincushion and penny rug patterns. Thanks for putting my name in the hat.

call me crazy said...

I just got some wool to try some pincushions. I have loved the look, but didn't know where to start. :-) Hope you've had a fun week reading all the comments and Happy blogiversary again. :-)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your hand dyed wool is to die for! Happy Blogiversary!

Micki said...

I have always loved the look of wool, It is lovely!
Micki