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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hooked On Needles Celebrates 100th Post with a Give-Away!

Time's up! This give-away is closed! Winner will be announced Wednesday, September 17th. Thank you to all who entered!

Come on in and help Hooked On Needles (that's Me!) celebrate its 100th post! Click on the bar below to see what you might get for celebrating with me.

One hundred and one days ago, I never would have believed that today I would be celebrating my 100th post on this website, but here we are. Starting this site was such a big step for me, and I was so apprehensive about it that I put it off for quite some time. When I finally took the plunge, I never imagined that I could enjoy something so much. Silly isn't it? I'm doing what I love doing, and sharing it with other people. What's not to love about that?

The other day I decided that I would have to make something to give away to one of my readers in celebration of this milestone but I wasn't quite sure what it should be. My sister suggested one of my Fancy Beaded Scissor Fobs that I shared with you here a while back. I thought that was a great idea, so here's what I made:

3 Beaded Scissor FobsThe Red one you have already seen in my original post on how I made it, but I also made a Purple one with a pretty cloisonné bead in the middle and two cute little silver flower beads towards each end. If you click on the pictures you can see them bigger. Besides that, I made a fancy Blue one which will be another one of my Angel Swap gifts, but I thought I'd show it to you anyway. Such a tease! Each of these scissor fobs has a Fleur de lis charm on the end, each in a little bit different style but all with an antiqued silver finish.

These scissor fobs can be attached directly to your scissor handle with the lobster claw clasp if your handles are the small delicate type. But if you have scissors with thicker handles, you can string the fob through the handle and attach the clasp to the ring of the charm as shown below. Either way, they dress up a plain pair of scissors very nicely!

2 Beaded Scissor FobsSo here are the two you will have to choose from if you are the first winner of this give away: the Purple and the Red. The second winner gets the other one. How's that for a plan?

Of course, there is something you have to do if you want to be in the running for these. You will need to comment on this post directly from the website, not as a reply to the email. So you need to click on the title of this article, then scroll down to the bottom of the article and click where it says Post a Comment. You may comment anonymously if you like, but you will need to leave a first name or your initials or something so that I can identify you if you are the winner. Readers from outside the US are welcome to join in. I am happy to ship internationally using the least expensive method.

In your comment, I would like you to tell me what post on this site has been your favorite and why. If you haven't had a chance to cruise around the different categories of needlework yet, go to the main page by clicking on the Hooked On Needles header and then check out the sidebar to see all the different categories. Browse around and pick out your favorite project or post. Any other information you would like to share would be welcome too, including constructive criticism and suggestions for new topics.

I will close this give away on Wednesday, September 17th at 7:00 am Eastern time. That's usually when my posts are published each day. Then I will pick two winners at random from all eligible entries. The first winner will get to pick first and the second will get the other one. I will post the winners on the 17th and you will have until the 19th to contact me with your snail mail information. If I do not hear from you by then, I will choose another winner.

I think that about covers it, don't you? If I've left anything out, please let me know! Good luck!

Now on to the next 100!

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  • Hm.... My favorite post is the one on making scissor fobs. I also liked the one on making the beaded shade pull. I'm thinking about making a pull cord for my projector in my classroom (I don't think mine will be beaded - just a simple kumihimo cord)...

    Congrats on hitting 100 posts.

    By Blogger Mary Corbet, At September 11, 2008 at 8:44 AM  

  • Hi, Mary Grace, I have added you to my giveaway, would you please add me to yours, they are just beautiful, Jane

    By Blogger Jane's Fabrics and Quilts, At September 14, 2008 at 12:49 PM  

  • Hi, Mary Grace! I found your blog through Jane and I'm so glad I did. I have added you to my Google Reader so I will know about your newest entries. My favorite post is the fancy scissor fobs. I love the way they look, but have been intimidated by them. I think I could make some now, by following your instructions; you make them seem so easy!. And your are so elegant. I would love to be entered for your giveaway. Thanks, Barbie (brdstitcher at gmail dot com)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At September 14, 2008 at 6:50 PM  

  • I enjoyed looking through your blog. My favorites would have to be the beading posts (zipper pull, scissor fob and stitch markers) because I am learning how to do beading myself. The stitch markers are so pretty it makes me want to take up knitting next.

    By Blogger Annette, At September 14, 2008 at 8:04 PM  

  • I would have to say the Scissors fob and the blind pull ones were the best! I just found your blog and liked what you have here!

    By Blogger TinaJewel, At September 14, 2008 at 9:13 PM  

  • I just LOVE the crochet Dresser Scarf! I wish I could crochet well enough to attempt making one. It's just lovely!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At September 14, 2008 at 10:08 PM  

  • Gosh! I love all the tutorials!!! How awesome is that!

    By Blogger Unknown, At September 14, 2008 at 10:16 PM  

  • happy birthday...I am new here...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At September 14, 2008 at 10:55 PM  

  • Congratulations on your 100th post and so quickly too! I'm almost to my 100th post but I started last January. I'm new to your site. I found it by surfing. I do really like your scissor fob and your tutorial on the zipper pull.

    I'm also a quilter. I just finished making 290 yoyo's to add to a whole cloth quilt. I hope to finish it soon. Hugs and Kisses, Kim

    By Blogger Kim, At September 15, 2008 at 1:14 AM  

  • Hello, Mary Grace

    I visit your blog today for the first time. I saw your give away on the blog from jane's fabrics and quilts. I liked your blog very much, I love it when people want to share the things they make. So I would say that I like the give away and the tutorials the most.

    Sincerly Marie-jozé
    The Netherlands

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At September 15, 2008 at 4:47 AM  

  • Mary Grace:
    I found your blog from Jane's fabric & quilts. 100th Post way to go. I love the scissor fobs. My son lives in New Orleans so I love the saints. Please include me in your give-away. Karen

    By Blogger Karen, At September 15, 2008 at 8:09 PM  

  • Hi Mary Grace,
    Beautiful scissor fobs! What a wonder if I were to win your gems. Thank you sew much for your generousity in hosting this giveaway! I also enjoyed your daughters embroidery and the needle markers that you made, verey nice!


    By Blogger Quiltsmiles, At September 16, 2008 at 6:34 AM  

  • Hi Mary Grace,

    I found your blog through Jane also and I would love to be entered for your giveaway.
    I love your blog, the tutorials are perfects. And last but not least I congratulate you.
    Thanks, Krisztina

    By Blogger Kryx, At September 16, 2008 at 7:57 AM  

  • Hi Mary Grace,
    Congratulations with your wonderfull blog.
    I just found your blog this morning (in my timezone, it is evening now) and I think I'll have to read all your posts, esp. the ones where I can (re)learn how to crotched and knit tutorials and video's, wow(!) you make it realy joyful for me to learn how to do it all, and learn it with the English words!
    (so I can understand the English patterns better)
    Thank you so much for all your work!
    I'll put your link on my blog, so I can return easely and learn more.
    As I've not read all your post yet, I hopped from one post to the other and browsed and wowed... *Ü* *Ü* it's not easy to choose the best for me, but from what I did see I choose...this one:
    I never knew something like this was possible with crotched!
    I've done something like this with knittingneedles, long time ago, and was flabbergasted you showed it to us with a crotchedhook!
    I'll come back and read a little every time and 'll try to do some practecing too.
    And... I think you diserve more comments on your blog too!

    Pardon for my bad English *Ü* and greetings from the Netherlands.
    btw I also loved to see that you thought children this summer!
    Thank you!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At September 16, 2008 at 2:41 PM  

  • Beautiful items! Congratulations on your 100th post. I am brand new to your blog and I love it!


    By Blogger Unknown, At September 16, 2008 at 8:34 PM  

  • I loved the beaded shade pull and of course the Tutorials!! Thankx

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At September 16, 2008 at 8:36 PM  

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