Sunday, July 06, 2014

Dropcloth Love & Subscription Giveaway!

Hi, Knitters,
First, the success of my newest pattern release is worth mentioning. Thank you for the wonderful, positive response to the Flower in an Hour pattern and coupon code, which is FLOWER for $1.00 off going through July 15th. The response has been quite amazing and as always, I really appreciate the support. Hundreds of Flower in an Hour patterns have flown out of my pattern shop over the last few days and just to show how quick it is to knit up there are already some finished projects on Ravelry.

Now for today's news at hand. Rebecca Ringquist, the talented embroidery artist, Etsy shop owner, and teacher, contacted me to offer a super fun giveaway opportunity for all of you. You may remember my embroidery obsession from last summer which involved Rebecca's Creativebug online classes and her sampler. I took her classes and stitched her original sampler and made a circular needle case. It is one of the best things I have ever made, not kidding.

Click here to see Rebecca's online classes on Creativebug! I highly recommend her classes as I have taken and own several of them.

Hey! Rebecca's having a 20% off sale now through July 9th, 2014 with the coupon code MICHIGANSUMMER. Take advantage of this huge sale if you are able. The prices are really reasonable anyway and with the 20% off it is a great deal.

For today, Rebecca has offered one of you the chance to win a 3-month subscription plus a Plaid sampler! That's FIVE beautiful little colorful samplers!

Aren't these so beautiful? I love the little size of these club samplers. I am paid subscriber to Rebecca's sampler club. I think this is my second sampler club with Dropcloth. She is right on top of things, sends out orders on time and I am never disappointed with the product. It is all delightful just like Rebecca.

Click here for Dropcloth on Etsy!

If you watch the "getting to know you" video on Creativebug you can easily see that she is incredibly likable and has that perfect personality to be a really patient and effective instructor. She goes at the perfect pace for any sort of learner or level of experience. I am an experienced embroiderer, all self-taught, and I learned so much from my online classes with Rebecca. My embroidery improved leaps and bounds last summer and the credit goes to these Creativebug classes and Rebecca's top-notch instruction. I am grateful for this fact.

However, you could be a complete beginner and have huge success with Rebecca's Creativebug online classes. I encourage you to do this if you are interested in embroidery and don't know where to start. She tells you exactly what materials you'll need, too, and she doesn't overdo it. You could get started pretty inexpensively.

With my Color Burst Samplers, the same ones for the prize today, I am going to put them in hoops like this and hang them in my house but you could do all kinds of things with the finished samplers like add them to quilts, bags, pillows, etc. All of this would be so good!

To win the 3-month Color Burst Sampler Club subscription plus the Plaid Sampler (click here to see more information) please only one comment including your contact information ~ rav id or email. Please leave only one comment and be patient for your comment to appear as it has to be approved.

Good luck and definitely send Rebecca some love! She is just adorable, talented, fun, kind and generous. I really like and admire her and I think you would, too. Don't forget to use her 20% off sale using the code: MICHIGANSUMMER  if you are going to purchase anything from her shop.

I'll be back in a few days with a randomly selected winner.

Let the Dropcloth Sampler giveaway comments begin!
best, susie
p.s. Did you know that there are hand-dyers of embroidery threads just like indie yarn dyers? I found this out last summer and here is one of my favorite Etsy shops, Dyed Fiber. Her stuff is so good and pretty and fun to stitch. It's wonderful.