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Monday, August 8, 2011

Ahh Vacation ~ Summertime Giveaway!

Summertime Giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! Winner will be announced shortly, so stay tuned!


My goodness but it's been a long time since my last visit here at Hooked On Needles! Has anybody missed me? Uh, don't answer that!

It's been a busy summer here starting with our family vacation up north to New Hampshire. This is what my view looked like every morning...



Ah, that lake is pure heaven to float in on a hot summer day. We went swimming every day and enjoyed a wonderful week of fun and relaxation. I also made two visits to my favorite quilt shop, Keepsake Quilting up in Center Harbor which is just a short drive from where we stay. I'll show you what I got there soon.

I've also been busy making things for a charity vendor fair at which I will be having a table later in September. One of those items is the rainbow quilt I started before our vacation and just pulled out of the dryer yesterday afternoon. Can't wait to show that to you too, but I must wait for a good picture taking day.

During this time, my sewing machine was sent away for a little over two weeks but not because it was being bad. On the contrary, I sent it away for a nice spa treatment because I had worked it so hard for the past several years that I thought it deserved a little TLC! The timing was perfect too because I was away for the week of vacation, and then the following week I was spending all day at cub scout camp while my son was there. I did not stay with him and his cub friends doing all their activities though. I spent my days working in the Trading Post, selling all the little scouts their daily rations of sugar and junk! Oh what fun! So that was two weeks when I had no time for my machine anyway. I think it appreciated the vacation too, because it came back as good as new and ready to get back to work! I have a few ideas stewing in my head that I will be using my machine to make, so I'm excited about getting back to work too!

This summer, I have been spending my evening time with delicious variegated and solid balls of cotton, making scrumptious wash/dish cloth bundles for the aforementioned vendor fair and my Etsy shop. But it's been far too long since I've had a giveaway here, and I think everyone should have a nice set of cotton wash cloths in colors of their choice. So...


More Crocheted Dish/Wash Cloths...let's have ourselves a giveaway! Rules are simple: One entry per person. Leave a comment on this post and let me know what color combination you would like to win. I'll do my best to match the colors of the winner's choice and send the winner a set of four 10-inch crocheted cotton wash cloths. You can check out some of the other color combinations I've already made over in my Etsy shop, but you are not limited to those colors. Just tell me what your preferred colors would be and I'll go from there.

You can follow me here at Hooked On Needles or on Twitter, or friend me on facebook, or share this giveaway with your friends if you like, but still only one entry per person!

Make sure I can contact you through email or through your blog. If I cannot, I will draw another name.

Giveaway closes August 21st and the winner will be announced and contacted after that.

Good luck to everyone, and enjoy what remains of your summer!

Happy Stitching!

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28 Comments:

  • Well ...MG, I think your washcloths are scrumptious! I love the blue shades!
    karebo61@gmail.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At August 8, 2011 at 5:48 PM  

  • Yes - I really did miss your posts. I love these washcloths especially the green (my favorite color) and yellow ones - the white is so spa like - guess I really love all of them.

    By Blogger annemarie, At August 8, 2011 at 7:27 PM  

  • I love the colours in the bundle you have pictured here. Your vacation site looks very lovely and peaceful too. I'm sure you had a lovely time.

    By Blogger Janet, At August 8, 2011 at 7:40 PM  

  • Beautiful washcloths. My color choice would be a soft lavender and mossy green. Thanks for the giveaway!

    By Blogger Donna, At August 8, 2011 at 8:11 PM  

  • I missed you! I'm glad you had a great vacation. Of course you did, with that view. Any mosquitoes?

    I love dark blues/brown/tan combos. Pretty odd, but it does go w/ my kitchen. Welcome back!

    By Blogger Cynthia Gilbreth, At August 8, 2011 at 10:25 PM  

  • What a great giveaway! I'd probably choose cream/blue/green combo. Thanks!

    By Blogger Before the Sun Goes Down, At August 9, 2011 at 9:11 AM  

  • It must have been real hard coming back home after waking up to a view like that every day! But I am glad you are back!
    Your wash clothes are so gorgeous, but cy color choices would be reds, purples and greens because my kitchen is wine themed. :o)

    By Blogger BWsDoc2b, At August 9, 2011 at 9:12 AM  

  • I would luv the chance to own some MGM crocheted bathcloths in lovely Autumn colors. ;) Thanks!
    abbeycostello2005@yahoo.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At August 9, 2011 at 10:50 AM  

  • Hi there! I was just visiting - admiring your rainbow baby quilt - it is GORGEOUS!!!!! and saw your summer giveaway chance. I have always loved the green/blue color combination, but after visiting your Etsy store - I have to say your red, white and blue wash cloths knocked me out! So pretty - it would be wonderful to win these!! Thank you for a chance :) Hope you are enjoying the rest of your summer! Love ya!

    By Blogger ~Laurie~, At August 9, 2011 at 5:32 PM  

  • I love your combination on the blog. But then red is my favorite color. I like the red ones you have there.

    By Blogger Robin, At August 9, 2011 at 7:12 PM  

  • Hey Mary Grace...your dishcloths are sooooooo pretty! I love that pattern! I'm hooked...LOL! My favorite colors would be purple and yellow, the colors of my kitchen! I love all the colors that you've made!
    Merry ♥

    By Anonymous Merry Thornsburg, At August 9, 2011 at 10:19 PM  

  • Hi MaryGrace you are so right it looks just lovely where you spent your vacation....welcome back. I love the greenish/yellow/aqua/variegated washcloths they are just lovely. I have never used one but they do look nice and thick and soft. Have a great week..you can reach me at sgriff57@comcast.net

    By Blogger Sharon, At August 10, 2011 at 11:10 PM  

  • Hi MGM, your fellow KH'er here. I would love to win any color combination of your cloths. They are just beautiful, and look nice and fluffy!. Thanks. Keep up the great work you do.

    By Blogger Breezed, At August 11, 2011 at 8:38 AM  

  • Oh my, you just keep outdoing yourself. These are gorgeous! I prefer the purple and blue ones. Thanks. Sharon at slozano5@earthlink.net

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At August 11, 2011 at 5:07 PM  

  • Your vacation looks wonderful, love the time away! I, too must take something for my hands to do, and your crocheted cloths are wonderful. Drop my name in for any color, thank you for your sweet homemade giveaway!

    I've been gone, too, but I wanted to tell you your rainbow quilt is so yummy! Congrats on a beautiful, technicolor finish ~
    :-}pokey

    By Blogger Pokey, At August 13, 2011 at 10:31 AM  

  • I love handmade washclothes, they wash dishes so much better than store bought ones, even better than the scrubby sponges. I love blue for my kitchen.

    By Blogger Ann Marie, At August 14, 2011 at 11:49 AM  

  • Mary Grace, you are so generous.. I love handmade wash cloths, there is nothing better.. I love the colors that you have shown here, but really, any are nice.. Have a lovely week..

    By Blogger rosie, At August 14, 2011 at 7:46 PM  

  • I love,love, LOVE them washcloths friend!! They look so wonderful!! Follow you now!

    By Blogger Sara, At August 14, 2011 at 11:27 PM  

  • Oh my!! the Colors in the Bundle you are showing here are amazing!! Such a Happy set!

    I'd LOVE to win this set...........but any combination of Bright & Happy would be a delightful win!!

    Thanks for the chance!! :)

    By Blogger OhioLori, At August 15, 2011 at 10:09 PM  

  • I really like the blue set you made, especially that one on top. If I had a choice of any color though I'd probably pick all black. That way I never have to worry about stains when I'm taking off makeup.

    By OpenID giggedygeekmum, At August 16, 2011 at 11:43 PM  

  • Hi! I just learned about your website from a friend and you have so many cute patterns! You make them very easy to follow for a beginner like me. I would LOVE to win a set of washcloths, I like the green/yellow/aqua combination. Thank you!
    leahpalmer16@hotmail.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At August 18, 2011 at 10:49 AM  

  • I think all your color combinations are all beautiful but if I had to pick one I think it would be the blues yellows and greens. Thanks for the chance

    By Blogger luckymom, At August 18, 2011 at 12:39 PM  

  • All of your color combinations are gorgeous! I think I would go with blue & green for my colors. Thank you for the giveaway!

    By Blogger Kell, At August 18, 2011 at 10:43 PM  

  • What a great giveaway and what a treat to visit Keepsake Quilting. Congratulations on your sale, I need to relist some items on etsy. Colors, love me some reds or yellows.

    By Blogger Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie, At August 19, 2011 at 12:05 AM  

  • I haven't had any handmade cloths in quite a while - they were great! Cranberry or navy blue - or any of them really, just using handmade ones would be great! Thanks for the chance. starrbl@hotmail.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At August 19, 2011 at 5:27 AM  

  • They are all just gorgeous...what lovely packs. I think I love the one with the orange one it it but the yellows are so fresh and bright. Hugs Khris

    By Blogger Khris, At August 20, 2011 at 4:08 AM  

  • Love the yellow!

    By Blogger Sheri, At August 20, 2011 at 6:51 PM  

  • I love the yellow/green/blues. They are beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

    ~a

    By Blogger Annie of Blue Gables, At August 21, 2011 at 2:19 AM  

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