Monday, November 2, 2009

Thread Management Giveaway!

Alright, already, enough teasing. Sorry for the delay...finally, here's a little giveaway for you! After yesterday's post, I got to thinking, maybe there are stitching gals out there for whom ORTS are a major issue. Maybe they're piling up, creating a little ort mountain on the arm of the sofa or on the table beside their sewing machine, or (horrors!) on the floor!!! Well, leave a comment on this post and you too, could manage those pesky little orts with this handy-dandy thread catcher I made with one of my favourite Japanese fabrics. Just think, no more multi-coloured cat hair balls! No more threads gnarling up that spinning-bar-thingy under your vacuum!


dragonflythreadcatcher



I'll even throw in a collapsible ort box for you and one for a friend that you can take along when stitching-at-large! I'm off on a quilting retreat for 4, count 'em F-O-U-R days on Thursday, so I'll leave the comments open on this post until Sunday night and announce the winner Monday, Nov. 9th. Anonymous comments are okay as long as you leave your email address in the little box where Blogger asks for it so I can get in touch with you. If you'd like to blab about my little giveaway on your blog, please do!, then come back and leave another comment to double your chances. Good luck!


[Thanks for commenting gals! The give away is now closed and Paulette has won!! Don't despair, there will be another one soon, so come back and visit again]

37 comments:

Mama Lusco said...

I love a giveaway! Found you thru Sew,Mama,Sew! Thank you.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

I had never heard of Orts until just the other day, now here I hear about them again. What a darling give-away.

Thank you for this fun chance.
~a

annieofbluegables121 [at] gmail [dot] com

clare's craftroom said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one to not know what orts were . I read about them in Country Threads a few months back but I haven't had a chance to use my new word anywhere , lol !

tammiemarie said...

Love this, and so would my vacuum! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Jeanne said...

Very cute! Please add my name to the giveaway.

susie said...

Cute cute cute!!!

with love from Susie

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love that fabric--it is gorgeous. This is a great idea--I never thought about creating a container to put the threads in...I just pile them next to the sewing machine! Thanks for this giveaway!

Stacey
gallyslp at msn dot com

Angie said...

I hadn't heard of this either. Great idea. My husband would be so happy to have all of my mess contained. (I would like it, too.)

What Comes Next? said...

one can never have enough ort catchers! I keep one by my machine, but it would be so handy to have one at my side when I'm handstitchinbg upstairs, too! Gorgeous fabric you've used. Have fun at the retreat!

Mary said...

Always thought orts referred to scraps of food. It is a great Scrabble word.
Hope the retreat is fun.

Dianne said...

Great post on the Ort boxes Krista and a nice giveaway too! Now I have to gather some food orts for dinner!

Rachel said...

Love this! Right now I am using a mug to catch the orts. Your project is MUCH prettier.

Hey, pick me. Postage to Alberta will be cheap!

Jilly's Space said...

Oh yay, love this and sure need help catching my orts!
Thank-you.

SandyQuilts said...

How adorable ... I certainly could use one of those goodies. Please throw me into the pot. thanks.

Sandy said...

Have always wanted one and never got around to making one...please enter me.It is beautiful>
Thanks!
Sandy
Cha16946san@epix.net

bingo~bonnie said...

I have one of these already that was gifted to me and I love it! I've been using since April and not even close to half full!

I posted about your giveawy over on my blog so I hope some of my readers will come over and get signed up. who ever wins this will la,la,love it! :)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Terry said...

I love the thread catcher! And I definitely need one! Thank you for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea ! My sewing room trash can has decorative slits in it...bad idea. My daughter and I would put this to good use. Thanks so much for the chance to win !
Nichole

pinepatches at verizon dot net

GARI said...

This would be something I could really use. My chair is leather and having a pincushion and thread bag hanging off the arm of the chair would be oh, so, convenient.

Eleanor S said...

Could I really use one of those thread catchers--that vacuum sometimes gets stubborn about picking them up off the carpet..... Could I be the winner???

Kim said...

Awesome giveaway. Thank you.

Kim said...

I have put a link on my blog about your giveaway. Have a great time at the retreat.

Ineke Platvoet said...

Hey, Great giveaway - got here through Abyquilt.
Now I will go and read the rest of your blog.
Have a great day,
Hugs from Holland
Ineke

Anonymous said...

Love a good give-away! (however, never won one! haha) Cute idea! I just complained to my husband that I needed something next to the machine to catch all my threads! He hates to sweep them up when I'm done! (he says they stick to his socks! LOL!)

Cari
carischultz@yahoo.com

paulette said...

Boy do I need this! Actually what I REALLY need is one of those huge dumpsters that you find in alley ways....but alas...it won't fit in my sewing room! Your give away is so cute! Thank you for the chance to win it! Take care and have fun at the retreat!
Paulette

Christine said...

great giveaway...have fun!

Kristin Wood said...

Gorgeous! I found you via SMS. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristin Wood said...

Oh, and I blogged this at www.whatthestitch.wordpress.com

Jennifer Csorba said...

What a wonderful idea - I could do with a couple of these, one for the sewing room and lounge. Cheers Jennifer

Jennifer Csorba said...

Added a link from my site for my friends to find
Happy sewing, Jennifer

Tanya said...

oooh, a quilting retreat sounds just too fun- did you get any sleep? Thanks for the giveaway

Doina said...

Great giveaway! I have put a link on my blog about your giveaway.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

This would be wonderful to win....I usually catch my ORTS on my shirt!

Lise-Lotte said...

I hope you have lots of fun! And what a great giveaway..

Terri said...

Have a great time at your retreat, they are the best aren't they. I go later this month with my group of fun fellow quilters. Thanks for the giveaway!

prec said...

I absolutely LOVE your site! Hope I win!
I found you through Sew, Mama, Sew! and I'm definitely adding you to my "must-reads" for the day!
yawkar618@yahoo.com

driftwood said...

what a great idea, I'd never heard of an ORT either........