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Thursday, August 4, 2011

GIVEAWAY Today

It's so funny.  When I packed my bags for Chain Link in Minneapolis, I decided to only bring ONE stitch dictionary.  I grabbed the 365 Crochet Stitches A Year Perpetual Calendar by the Creative Partners Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss because it had the MOST stitches in the SMALLEST package.  I tossed it in my carry-on and used it on the plane.

THEN, Creative Partners was a supporter of Professional Development Day.  And I won, not just one, but TWO more perpetual calendars!  So, instead of trading them for other prizes, I decided to share the wealth with YOU!

Happy Dance!  If you would like one of these 2 calendars, please leave a comment on this post between now and Monday morning at 6am EDT. Two winners will be randomly selected from all the comments. It would be helpful if you leave your first name and city.

Check back tomorrow for a post on Brett Bara's new book, Sewing in a Straight Line, then back to more Chain Link posts including the Fashion Show.

57 comments:

Stitch 'n Frog said...

Oh Wow! Of course I'd like one of them! How could any crocheter not?

I'm always looking on-line for stitch patterns and it would be great to be able to grab a book instead!

Waiting with fingers crossed to hear who wins!

Denise said...

How sweet it is!
Congratulations on having won, and thank you for sharing your prizes.

365 Crochet Stitches A Year Perpetual Calendar---times three. That's over one thousand stitches a year.

This sounds like a great book, and my daughter -age 11-would welcome it as the second book to her crochet library. So, if you are inclined to randomly pick her through me, know the book will go to someone who designed her first project at age ten when she created a scarf for her best friend's birthday last fall.

Thank you for the gifts of motivation blog after blog.
Denise

Nargis said...

Hi Ellen,
I have been following your work and have ordered your book Go Crochet from Amazon. I think your crochet work is brilliant, very inspirational. Thank you.

Richard Rose said...

I'm always interested in new crochet stitches. With 365 to choose from I'm sure to find some suitable for my tea cosies or other creations.

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

That's an awesome win for someone! Love your book!

pattie said...

Love this kind of book! That it's very portable is a big plus.

I'll echo Denise & say thanks, Ellen, for sharing your prizes with us.

DoubleJCreations said...

What a great calendar! I'm always looking for new stitches! :)

Gotta keep the fingers busy! :)

thelittlefluffycat said...

Wow...the beautiful thing about things like stitch dictionaries is they're such grease for the imagination, I'd love one! Thanks for sharing!

CrochetByKrista said...

I love the idea of a compact volume for random swatching when traveling! This would be a great addition to my every growing collection of pattern book.

Froggeechik said...

How very generous that you are willing to share with others. I would be honored if I won.

Always looking for ways to learn new things.

Best of luck to everyone!

I am in Cleveland, Oh.

Stacy

LacyAnn said...

I'd love to own this - I'm always looking for new stitches to try.

Miss Julep said...

Yes please! I would LOVE one of these:) Thanks for sharing, fingers crossed:)

Maria said...

oh wow! That is such a cool prize. I would certainly add to my collection! Thanks for being so generous and sharing the wealth!

Beth Nielsen said...

Wow, What a great prize! I'd love to win one! I'm a designer too, always looking for a great new stitch!

Margo said...

I'd love a copy of this calendar.

Margo in Detroit

vikki said...

How generous of you to think of us out here in blogland that for one reason or another cant be where you go..And what crocheter wouldn't want that book....count me in here in Evansville Indiana, where there is never a yarn or thread exhibition. Thanks again

April Garwood said...

I would love to have one Ellen! I won 2 copies of their other book that day, but not that one. And it was so nice to meet you in person!

Andrea said...

I've definitely be in search of the perfect stitch dictionary. Maybe some of your luck will rub off on me! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Heather - The Good Life said...

I'd love a chance to be entered in your drawing. Looks like a great book. Thank you. Heather from Cincinnati.

D said...

Congrats on your winnings! It is so sweet of you to spread the wealth. It would come in handy! Daria, Vancouver, WA

Marcia said...

For all the stitches I DO know, it never fails that when I need the right one it can't be found in my brain! Books are a terrific way to inspire and help when the needles are begging to be used. Great giveaway! Just found you on my new Twitter account. Thanks! Marcia - Oklahoma City (Where
100+* heat is considered normal this summer. YIKES!)

Mary Sarah said...

What a great give-away and thanks for the chance to win. I really enjoy hearing about Chain Link! It's sounds like so much fun!!!

torirot said...

365 stitches - that's amazing! I'd love to win one!!

Marianne said...

Very useful,inspirational, and exciting. Thanks for sharing your prizes!
LE in Miami

Marianne said...

Very useful, inspirational, and exciting. Thanks for sharing your prizes!
Marianne in Miami

CrochetBlogger said...

So nice if you to do a giveaway instead of trading for something for yourself!

Kathryn V. in Spectacular San Francisco

PS - Enjoyed joining the Rav chat last night!

Kristy R said...

That would be a great addition to anyone's crochet library.

Sannes sonnige Welt said...

YES YEs YES...I'd like one of this beautiful calender!!!
It would be so fantastic!!

I am dreaming...
Susanne from Germany

Char said...

Oh! That would be wonderful to have. Whether I win or not, it's so nice that you are giving them away.

Thanks!

Megan said...

How fun! And this would be a great way to learn more stitches. Thank you!

Megan in Cali

Hugbuggal said...

Would be a wonderful addition to my slowly growing library of crochet goodness - thank you for the opportunity to add a copy! Cheers!

Cheryl Phillips said...

You are to kind! What a great learning tool, 365 Crochet stitches...and a great way to get inspiration for new projects and designs.
I live in Columbus Oh. =)

Kacy said...

I don't own a stitch dictionary and would really love to win this one. :-) Thank you for hosting a great giveaway.

--Kacy, Backwoods East Texas (I don't live in a city, lol)

Andi said...

Oooh! Just what I need! Inspiration for another project. LOL! So fun to dream looking at those and coming up with new projects.

gill said...

I would love to join in please if this is open to overseas??
I'm from the UK

CupcakeCatie said...

This is so fantastic and generous! :)
Thanks for the chance to win one!

cllovegod@yahoo.com

Catlyn from Ohio

Julie said...

That looks wonderful, and how ironic that you got the exact same things you already had! Thanks for your generosity in giving them away, I'd love to have one!

Julie in baltimore

Patsy Harbor said...

Thanks for sharing your winnings! I really enjoyed meeting you in person at the conference. I've been following your blog for a few years now, and I've learned SO much!

Anna Bananas said...

Ohhhh Pick me pick me!!! That's probably the ONLY crochet book I don't own (How is that POSSIBLE?!)

Thanks for letting us win! :-)

barra said...

Would love the book but would you post to Australia

Grace said...

Looks great!!! I would love to win one! :D

-Grace (Parker, CO)

Underground Crafter said...

I've heard good things about this calendar. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Marie in NYC

JLG said...

This would be a great addition to my crochet library. Thanks for sharing the wealth!

Judy
Teaneck, NJ

Nancy said...

Oh wow! Thanks for sharing your books with us and offering this giveaway!

I'd love to own this book, I've been wanting it for so long.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Nancy in Utica, NY

Derek, Jenna, Wyatt, & Emma. said...

It will be so awesome to have it. I never have one. Jenna from Utah.

ArtPride Admin said...

Thanks for sharing, Ellen! Inspiration is ALWAYS welcome. Glad the conference was a hit!

Harold2 said...

WOO HOO a give away!! Seriously though, I am HUGE crocheter and always have a needle in my hand, and yes, I am a man!! I avhe been crocheting for years and just came across your site and love it!!! thanks for the oppurtunity of the give away.

Harold Dorsett
Lima, Ohio

Iesadora said...

Oh wow, that would be a lot of fun to play with! And feed my book obsession. =D Fingers crossed!

kai said...

Oh my Giddy Aunt!

What a generous offer.

I didn't know such a book existed, a stich for everyday of the year.

good luck to all

Kai, Melbourne

cheryl rupprecht said...

goodness gracious! what a generous giveaway! please count me in! :) i love to crochet, i am so much better at it than i am at knitting...lol! Cheryl R(SC)

Mary Sarah said...

Thanks for the giveaway notice. How amazing! I love to crochet, sew, quilt, papercraft and am learning to knit. I wish I had more than 24 hours a day sometimes!

fracksmom said...

LOL finally got in.... I have a knitting box with stitches, would love one for crochet since i love to make up stitches for scarves and baby blankets.

Thanks for sharing with your loyal fans

AECDesigns said...

I would TOTALLY love one of these dictionaries!!!! :)
With the heat wave in St. Louis, I gotta have SOMETHING to do inside!
- Amy

Renee said...

What a generous thought to share your winnings with your readers! Always looking to expand my craft library and would love to win!
Renee in Dayton, oh

Anonymous said...

As a critter, i have a knit book, would love a corchet book.

thanks for sharing your prize instead of trying it off for another.


Fracksmom

Anne said...

A stitch a day for a year? How could any crochet enthusiast not love it? I know I do! That will keep me busy indefinitely!

AJ said...

I think it is wonderful that you and the contest organizers were on the same page with this. I think that is a sign that this is one awesome stitch guide.