Monday, February 3, 2014

Birthday Give Away

Every year during February I host a special give away to celebrate my birthday.  This year I decided to do a wool give away, since I have spent so much time in the last year thinking about wool, working with wool, dyeing wool, or packing wool up for shipping.  I found this great pattern from Primitive Gatherings for  a penny pillow.  I have one ready to applique, you can see it in the photo below.  All of the wools are my own hand dyes.   I always have some type of hand work that I can do at night while I am watching TV with my DH.  For years I did counted cross-stitch, I still enjoy it but don't do it so much.  After counted cross-stitch I went to stitchery, like Crabapple Hill, that is still probably my favorite.  I have a Christmas Crabapple Hill pattern that I am working on.  Recently I have been doing either applique or wool applique.  Wool applique is so easy, you don't have to turn back the edges.  Love it.  I have this pillow all ready to go along with one that just has stars on it.
To enter the give away all you have to do is leave a comment about your favorite kind of hand work. If you want an extra chance to win just become a follower, for another chance blog about it on your blog.  If you are the winner you will receive the pattern and  all of the wool that you need to make plenty of pennies for this cute pillow.   All of the wool is hand dyed and treated so that it will not fade.  The only thing you will have to supply will be the back ground for the pillow. I will announce a winner on February 15th.  Good luck.

13 comments:

marie said...

Favorite hand work--WOOL. I love working with wool, from penny rugs to full size quilts.

Michele T said...

I most enjoy quilting and I hand quilt too - most relaxing!! I have appliqued with wool a little bit and love it!!

Michele T said...

I am already following you via Bloglovin' - thanks for an extra chance! I love this pillow kit!!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I love to embroider with perle cotton and appliqué with wool felt. Your dyed felts are gorgeous! Happy birthday!

Betsy said...

I generally do needle turn applique this pillow kit is lovely!

Betsy said...

I already follow with bloglovin

barbara woods said...

i love all handwork but know very little about it, thanks

barbara woods said...

follow by gfc

Gill said...

I like hand quilting - I haven't worked with wool yet!

Gill said...

GFC follower!

dortha said...

I like to crochet. Would love to try wool.

Becky Rabalais said...

Happy Birthday, dear friend! Hope your day, week, month is fabulous!

Peggy said...

I have to have something to work on in the evenings too. It relaxes me. Love the pillow you have prepped to sew.