This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Click HERE to see who the lucky winner is!
In a little more than a week's time, the 400th post here at Hooked On Needles will be published. I never would have thought, just about a year and 2 months ago, that I'd hit that mark so soon. Yet here we are, and I think we should celebrate!
According to the calendar, we are in the middle of summer here. But according to the weather, once again we are back to the cool rainy climate we in New England associate with early spring or fall. Don't get me wrong though! I'll take this weather over the hot and humid stuff any day of the week! I'm much more productive when it's cooler.
But I digress. I'm having a 400th Post Summer Giveaway starting right now. The winner will be announced in my 400th post which should be in a little more than a week, so you have time to share this with your friends too!
Would you like to see what your prize will be?
When you've decided that the day is much too nice to spend indoors, just grab your Crocheted Mini-Duffel, toss in your sunscreen, chap stick, Crystal Light packets, your summer journal and notecards. Add a bottle of water and your sunglasses, then leave a little sticky note saying you're at the beach, and off you go! If you take a few pictures while you are there, you can put them in your little photo album later to share with everyone who was too busy to enjoy the day with you!
In case you haven't guessed, this Crocheted Mini Duffel is what I was making recently when I offered the video tutorials on how to work the Forked Cluster Stitch and how to incorporate colorful bits of yarn into your work. It's a generous size for holding a towel, book, sunglasses, and bottle of water, plus car keys and cell phone for when you just want to go sit at the beach and relax for the afternoon. It would also be great for toting your current project with you to the doctor's office or any of those other places you find yourself waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting!
The mini duffel has a crocheted draw string (video tutorial coming soon!) which is held closed by the hand painted wooden bead that I purchased on vacation at Bella Beads in New Hampshire. In fact, finishing this bag was my vacation handwork project that I brought along in case we had a day or two of rain or cold. Good thing I did bring something along too since most of the week was quite a bit chillier than usual for this time of year and I only went in the lake two times all week! Brrrrrr, it was refreshing!
The bag is lined with one of the fabrics I purchased at Keepsake Quilting during that same shopping trip.
So if you would like a chance to win the Crocheted Mini Duffel and other assorted goodies shown in the picture above, just leave a comment on this post telling me which of the links at the top of my sidebar you like the most or have found the most helpful. You can also suggest any other links that might be appropriate there as well.
Feel free to share this giveaway with your own readers and friends, on your website, facebook page or twitter. International entries are welcome. Please make sure I can reply to your comment or include your email in your comment so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner.
Good luck to each of you!
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