Monday, September 3, 2012

Zakka Style Sew-Along {and GIVEAWAY!} : :

Here we are at week 23 of the Zakka Style Sew-Along and it's finally my turn to share!!

Week 23 -- Zakka Style 
Sew-Along!!

This sew along is being led by Lindsey and Amy. They have invited 24 bloggers to sew the projects found in Rashida Coleman-Hale's book, Zakka Style, and what a wonderful book it is! I was lucky enough to be gifted a signed copy when I met Rashida at a sewing retreat in Atlanta -- I love my book!!

Happy Garland Message Board

And, I LOVE my Happy Garland Message Board! This project was designed by Katrien Van Deuren of A bit of Pilli Pilli. I adore her style!

Happy Garland Message Board

Made with Robert Kaufman's Essex Yarn Dyed Linen and colorful fabric scraps, with a sweet stitched bow detail, a little twine, and mini clothes pins -- It's the perfect place to hang a note and was such a fun project! As for my BIG news....I'll be sharing that soon!

Robert Kaufman Linen, Divine Twine, Janome sweet bow stitch, & cute mini clothes pins

If you join in and are making the Happy Garland Message Board this week, don't forget to post a photo of your finished project in the Flickr pool and link it up to Lindsey's blog, LR Stitched, for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Fabricworm. WOW!! Good luck!

Happy Garland Message Board

Today, I get to giveaway FIVE sample packs of amazing Aurifil Thread! I've been using nothing but Aurifil for several months now and I love it! I'm so excited that five of you will get a chance to win some. A Big thanks to Aurifil for sponsoring this Sew-Along!!

Aurifil Sample Pack Giveaway!!

Enter to Win!
 
Here's how,
 

Simply leave a comment here in this post!  Enter now through Thursday morning, September 6th. Mr. Random will pick the winner and I will announce their name at the bottom of this post, here on the blog!
 
* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you should you win!


Good luck everyone!!
* * * * *  UPDATE  * * * * *

Thank you to all who entered this past weekend's Giveaway!! 

22754 
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  From 430 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky FIVE winners are... comments #

 75 --  Colleen
124 -- linda
203 -- Kristi
34 -- Jackie Dudek
11 -- pennydog

Congratulations, friends!!! I will be in touch shortly!
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liberal sprinkles said...

I keep hearing about Aurifil but haven't seen it where I live. Would love to win some to try!

Royce said...

I would love to have these .... thanks for the giveaways

roycedavids at gmail dot com

just martha said...

I have never used Aurifil and am super curious about it's awesomeness. Thanks for another giveaway!

Svetlana said...

Maureen, your hoop is so pretty and happy looking. Can't wait to hear your big news!!

Jamie Lee said...

Cool I love those zakka style projects!

Dee said...

I'd love to try this new to me thread!

Lynn said...

i've never used aurifil but i'd like to test it out-thanks!

Dee said...

I'd love to try this new to me thread!

Debbie said...

Darling little hoop & it's always fun to have NEWS!

Patti said...

I would really really love to win these. Also I have to tell you I LOVE your blog.

pennydog said...

Hurray for Aurifil!

Sew Simple Life said...

That is wicked cute. I just barely got my book last week so this is the first time I'm participating in the sew-along :( Wish I could have had my book sooner and participated in them all. I love your take on the message board!

Thanks for the chance to win :)

sewsimplelife {at} gmail {dot} com

java diva said...

Oooh, big news coming?! Can't wait!

DKB said...

Would love to try this thread. Thanks!

Lisa Marie said...

Oh yes, sign me up. I'd love to win some aurifil. Thanks!

Angie@sewscrappyquilts said...

I still haven't tried Aurifil yet. It is on my list. The message board is really cute.

Heather D. said...

Ooh, I love aurifil, thanks for the chance.

Donna~~ said...

Very cute message board hoop! Would love to win some Aurifil, so please count me in! :)

Delores said...

Would love to try the Aurafil thread - hope to win!!
Your message board hoop is so cute!

Mands said...

That message board is adorable!! Thanks for the thread giveaway!

mandy dot ueda at gmail dot com

deb said...

Finally figure out how to post a comment, you have such great giveaways, would love to try Aurifil.

Linda Rumsey said...

You're message board is fab!
I'd love to try the Aurifil threads for myself.

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

oh yes please! looks perfect for getting me ready for Christmas making
!

memories1303 said...

Thanks for the chance, hoop is so pretty, love it !

Cecilia said...

Your message board is cute. I can't wait to hear your news. Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful Aurifil thread.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

The message board is so cute! Thanks so much for the Aurifil giveaway. It is the BEST thread ever!

Anne in Colorado said...

Love the Aurifil thread for sewing but not tried the heavier weight for embroidery. Looks like super fun.

pasqueflower said...

Love your cute message board! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Lawana said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway. Everyone I know who has used Aurifil has said they love it. Would love to find out for myself!

Dawn said...

What a cute message board!! Thanks for another great giveaway! Good luck, Everyone!! :)

Kim~Stay Joyful said...

What a cute project! I am adding it, and that cute book to my list of things I would LOVE to do! Thank you for the giveaway too and good luck to all!

Steph Jacobson said...

I've heard nothing but great things about Aurifil--I really want to try it!

nettiejdear said...

That Is the cutest message board / thx for chance to win!!

Cynthia said...

I follow your blog on FB and love the projects you post using Aurifil. I met Alex several years ago at Spring Market in SLC, UT, but have only recently started using Aurifil in my sewing projects due to cost. Love how it flows through my machine as I machine applique and would really love to win your giveaway!
Cynthia

Jackie Dudek said...

Great blog and thanks for the chance to win some wonderful thread!

Robin Love Lehr said...

Aurifil must be awesome!!! Love the colors. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Even if I don't win, I see a shopping trip for thread in my future.

domoshar said...

Adorable garland!
No Aurifil around and will me thrilled to receive some. Love their colours :)

Cindi said...

What cute projects! I look forward to seeing more.

HelenF said...

Great message board idea.
hfremin@sbcglobal.net

Char said...

Oh how I love aurifil thread! I hope you pick me :)

kim said...

Thanks for the give-away!
I've been using Aurifil thread for a few months and I love it too.
Did you know the bottom pops off so you can 'trap' the loose end of the thread?

Sewbig said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I enjoy your blog.

wait a tick said...

What a cute project, and great use of scraps :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Cyd Runde said...

Love the chance to win, and I really need thread

cydrunde@mac.com

Theresa Callihan said...

these threads look scrumptious...but can't find them in my neck of the woods...good luck everyone....love this idea of a msg hoop...right up my alley

Anonymous said...

Happy Labor Day!! I lOve Auriful Thread.
Thanks for the opportunity!!
angelaquilts@bellsouth.net

Dayjilly said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Must have thread to go with growing stash of fabric. :)

Thanks for the giveaways, it keeps life fun.

joanne said...

Your hoop looks wonderful, I love the bow!
Can't wait to hear your big news!

Dayjilly said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Must have thread to go with growing stash of fabric. :)

Thanks for the giveaways, it keeps life fun.

Lauriane said...

De jolies couleurs pour ces fils!!!

Kris said...

That project is so lovely! Like your way of making it!

Cathy44647 said...

I've just got to start using Aurifil -- I've heard nothing but good reports about the thread. Thank you for the chance to win!

BaggyQueen said...

Love your message board. Hope I am the lucky winner of Aurifil Thread.

BaggyQueen said...

Love your message board. Hope I am lucky today.

Liesbeth Wessels said...

I love Aurifil, and I should like to win this give-away. greetings from Liesbeth

Anonymous said...

I was fortunate enough to work at a Quilt shop for a while where I learned about Aurifil. It is a really nice thread to sew with. love your site. Gave me some renewed inspiration today. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I love Aurifil thread! Its not 'linty' like other threads are and love the bigger spools. Its quality thread.

Anonymous said...

what a cute idea, very creative.
pl510

Shirley Tener said...

I would love to have these .... thanks for the giveaways

Starla said...

What a wonderful way to make sewing even more fun! Love the colors!

2ne said...

Great Aurifil thread giveaway - love it :-) Have a great day
Quilthugs from Norway

Amy said...

What a cute message board. Fantabulous idea! -- LexingtonQuilter (lexingtonquilter@embarqmail.com)

betsy said...

Looks fun! Love your blog. :)

Bethany Lois said...

Would love this!!

Jodi said...

Oh I love the little bow! How adorable! Can't wait to hear your news! Xx

Monica_C said...

I LOVE your Happy garland!!! its beautiful! And Aurifil is my FAVORITE!

Linda said...

Love the garland, very cheerful!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Those thread packs look like little rainbows - gorgeous!

Suzie Button said...

Love the style of the projects! Thanks for a sweet giveaway! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Cal said...

I have not tried Aurifil, but have been seeing it pop up here and there, and I am intrigued! Love those vibrant thread colors very much.

Your mini garland board is adorable! Makes me want to do some more embroidery soon.

Lynda said...

I discovered Aurifil when making my first Bunny Hill project. Love matching colors to the fabrics and love the way it sings through my machine.

capitolaquilter said...

How fun that you were able to meet her in person. The Zakka Style projects have been fun to follow and participate in also. Aurifil Rocks!

Gunilla said...

Cute project!!! The projects in the book are just great! Thanks also for this giveaway, And the chance to win.

Haley said...

What a cute idea!

Brenda said...

The message board is so cute! Need to try this thread!

Colleen said...

That is so cute! I too love her book! I want to make this for my door at school

Gill said...

Great project!
I would love to try some Aurifil!

jenn said...

So cute! I haven't used Aruifil but everyone is talking about it. I want to try it!

Kay said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to win some Aurifil, it is on my dream list. Very pretty hoop too, bunting always looks so much fun.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

lynaeve said...

thanks for the chance

Susy said...

Love this project :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I've never tried Aurifil, so this would be a great way to try this thread that so many have talked about. Thanks!

gramstreasures2012@yahoo.com said...

Love Aurifil, use it for everything from hand sewing to machine quilting. Thanks for sharing your project.

Amy said...

Love this project!

bee said...

cute garland! i love Aurifil thread.

Melinda said...

I have yet to try Aurifil and would love to give it a go!

Anonymous said...

This is very cute! I'd love to test and adopt the aurifil threads, so I try! I'm in France

unemerceriealacampagne@orange.fr

Thanks a lot for this game.
Best regards

Anonymous said...

I have the book and love it. hope to win. love aurafil:-)
deb at dworster at comcast

Cheryl said...

This garland banner is so cute I should try it myself. I'd definitely have to get some of those adorable tiny clothespins too.

lauren guilbeau said...

So cute! would love to win!
lguilboATgmailDOTcom

Christy @ a.Amelia handmade said...

Wow, the last week snuck up on me! I love this little project!

Willa said...

Although, I am a bit of a thread junkie, I don't have any Aurafil! This would be great chance to try it.

The message board is a cute idea--useful too!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a wonderful Fall and Winter 2012 for your quilting and other personal achievements. Blessings and hugs! <3 Lin
kodiakgerl@hotmail.com

AddieNCE said...

Oh, what a wonderful giveaway! Aurifil thread is just the very best thread in the whole wide world! I love my collection of colors in 50wt, but I would love to try other weights as well.

Thanks to Aurifil for sponsoring this giveaway and to you, Maureen, for hosting yet another great giveaway...

Karen Smith said...

Would love to win these wonderful threads!

ChristineD said...

Thank you for the chance to win some Aurifil! I've heard so much about it, and I'd love to give it a try.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have never tried this thread would love to win it

SewCalGal said...

What a cute message board. Great idea. Love it. And, of course, I love Aurifil too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SisterCraft said...

I have never heard about Aurifil and now I googled and definitely would like to test it. Thanks for your giveaway!

Gale said...

I LOVE Aurifil thread! Super cute projects lately.

Mommarock said...

I haven't tried this thread before, but would love to win so that I could try.

Little Ella Lu said...

They look so lovely!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

The garland message boards are a really cute idea. Thank you for all of the contests.

mahoo said...

I'd love to try these threads. Love the message board! Thanks for the chance to win.

giddy99 said...

Darling message board! Thanks for the chance!

Cindy said...

Oooohh, I love Aurifil thread and need some brights colors!! Thanx for the giveaway!

Diann said...

The little message board is very cute, especially with the tiny clothespins.

Charlotte said...

Like your message board. Thanks for the contest.

sherry said...

nice hoop...aurifil best thread ever for me

Melissa Pagliai said...

Love the hoop message board- it's adorable. And of course I love Aurifil thread!

Ruth B said...

Love the message board...cute! And who doesn't love Aurifil thread??

Erin and Daniel Palmer said...

I love your hoop, and I am excited to hear what your news is. eatkin85@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Would love to use this on a new quilt I'm making. Thanks so much for the chance to win it.
maryruthjones53@hotmail.com
Thanks again Maureen.
P.S. I think I'll make that hoop for myself..always forgetting something. LOL

Elsa said...

Love the hoop and have the book ~ so I'll have to make it (my dil will love it).
The giveaway is exciting ~ would love to win a pack of Aurifil thread! Thanks so much for the chance.

Jude Edling said...

I love this idea! I have several big hoops just laying around. Thanks!! ps. following you still!

Jenny said...

I've never tried Aurifil, but I'd like to -- my machine hates Mettler with a passion and I have to use Gutterman.

Nurseli said...

I've always wondered how my sewing machine would do with Aurifil thread. Love the hoop!

Darcy said...

Thats an adorable idea!

MoeWest said...

Your message board is dang cute! I like garlands. I've tried Aurifil and I think it's great. Thanks for the giveaway.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Maureen what a wonderful giveaway!! I want to try the Aurifil threads. I won a small pkg but haven't had the time yet to try it out....thanks for this chance.

Tara Knight said...

I keep hearing Aurifil is the best I really need to try it!
Thanks for the chance to win some!!

Jo said...

THe message board is such a cute idea. Have never seen Aurifil here, but would love to try their thread.

mherath said...

Love the message board. I would love to have a chance to try some of the thread. Thanks for the give a way.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

That message board is just way too cute...love it!! Can't wait to hear your big news!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

linda said...

Awesome!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Linda said...

HI! THIS HOOP IS ADORABLE+USEFUL!
THANKS FOR SHARING IT+THIS NEAT GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Kim said...

I have heard so many good things about Aurifil. Would live to try some.

Patricia Blank Toombs said...

I would love to try Aurifil. I love the hoop. I am currently working on a garland for my granddaughter's first birthday.

Anna said...

Would love to try some new thread - I hear good things about aurofill but its not in my budget at the moment!

Jane Smith said...

I love this idea. Would make great gifts, especially for kids to give teachers.

Patricia Blank Toombs said...

I would love to try Aurifil. I also love the hoop. I am currently working on a garland for my granddaughter's first birthday

Kathryn Russell said...

I have used your thread and just love it. It is hard to find, all quilt shops do not carry it, but I found it at Susannah's at Watkins Glen.

ELNM said...

I am new to quilting and keep hearing how wonderful Aurifil is - thanks for the chance to give it a try!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Jessica said...

I have never tried Aurifil but would love to!

Stephanie said...

Hope I win that great thread! Love that message board!

Stephanie said...

Hope I win that great thread! Love that message board!

Char said...

Love your blog! I've just subscribed:)
I would like to enter to win the Aurifil thread
Char
tuna48858@yahoo.com

Woodland Wonders said...

What a great project idea! Very cute :) Thank you for the generous giveaway opportunity! Love your blog!!!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

I've never tried Aurifil but I'd really like to - it has so many sewists raving about it. Thanks for the chance to win some!

kbo said...

Aurifil is a sewing delight!

Fran said...

I love Aurifil - thanks so much for the chance!
sewfrantastic@gmail.com

Fran said...

I love Aurifil - thanks so much for the chance!
sewfrantastic@gmail.com

Emily C said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Love what I've seen from this book, yours is no exception!

Sheila said...

Your message hoop turned out great.

Anne said...

Would love to win this, have heard a lot about this thread, it looks fab x


annewarburton@btinternet.com

Wendy said...

Your frame is cute! I'm hoping mine will have dried (the glue I mean) by the time I get home tonight so I can glue the felt in. I only had a 6" hoop to hand, so had to use that!

Denise said...

I love Aurifil!!! It is my favorite thread!!!

pbs.seams said...

I'm anxious to try Aurifil thread, hope I win the giveaway!

andri. said...

I dont usually love bunting, but yours is adorable!:)

pamela said...

You can never have to much thread. Aurifil is a favorite of mine. Thanks for the chance to win.

Joyce said...

I love love the garland so neat and enjoy the opportunity of a chance to win the aurifil thread

drmithome said...

Would love to try some Aurifil thread.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I'd love to try Aurifil, I'm planning to do my next quilt as quilt-as-you-go so this would be great!

Cay Denise said...

Aurifil is great thread! I also appreciate the limited lint it puts out. It is one of my favorites!

Szappanbubi said...

Yeah, Aurifil *_*
hope there'll the so-long-hoped opportunity to use them for my works :)

thanks*
porcukorborso at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

So Cute!
Love Aurifil!
kris
someyarns at yahoo dot com

Beth said...

My niece is a brand-new quilter; I'd love to introduce her to Aurifil. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Karen Diebolt said...

Your message board is very cute, and a great idea.

fenna said...

would love to give aurifil a try! i really like how your message board turned out!

Tana said...

Love Aurifil threads. Love the colors. They always have a wonderful color palette.

Amy Losordo said...

You have a very cute blog site. appreciate being introduced to others through your contest. I've booked marked your page and hope I can follow you on FB.

Laine said...

I am using my first spool of Aurifil thread for some embroidery work I am doing & I just love it. I need more of it. Thanks for this giveaway.

lsandes@comcast.net

Chloe said...

Ooh, I keep thinking about buying some Aurifil, what a great chance to win some, thank you x

Annette said...

Love that sweet little message board with the little bow! I've never tried this thread and would love to win some!

katherine shields said...

I create upcycled accessories at Handmade by KatieGirl. I would love to try the Aurifil threads.

Serenstitches said...

Those threads look fab! appreciate the lucky person who's able to give them away!

Alia said...

Omg that is so you! It should be your blog mascot or something :) I love the cheerful way of sending messages out to us. Can't wait to hear your big news!,,

Holley said...

I LOVE Aurifil thread, also, love the message hoop Nd your blog!

Potpourri said...

I would love to try Aurifil thread. I adore the message board (hoop) How innovative!

Liz said...

Oh what a fun giveaway! I tried Aurifil for the first time last week, but I only have white. Those colors look fun! Thanks for the chance to win! ld_schlender(at)hotmail(d0t) com

Barbara Woods said...

i would love to try those thanks

banjo795 said...

I've used Aurifil mostly for piecing, and I love it! Your little message board is soooo cute. I think I'll make one and put in on the fridge in place of the boring dry erase board!

Redhedhels said...

This message board its so cute and you've made it look easy, as ever. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathie said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I'm really working on getting more of the better threads to quilt. Very cute message board!

Judith said...

I cannot believe we are down to the last two weeks Zaaka Sew-Along. Love the projects. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Nati Denniff-Jones said...

It would be really nice to get to try the threads. Thanks for the giveaway!

Pat V. said...

Still have not tried this thread. Thanks for the chance to win some!

brooke said...

I would love a chance to try some Aurifil!

brookeali(at)hotmail.com

Sheila said...

I've never tried Aurifil and would love the chance!

Anne Rita said...

The book and the projects look so good!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Heidi Staples said...

Love your board...so cute!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Danielle Weiss-Raichel said...

Ive been waiting for this project in the book for weeks now! 23 to be exact! I think its just too darn cute! And that's a great giveaway!

B Greene said...

Love your project - I don't know that I could ever stitch a bow like you did, though. Might just have to tack one on... Thanks for the chance to win some Aurifil!

Cornwoman said...

That was a really cute message board! I really LOVE Aurifil thread, and would love to win some. Thanks for the giveaway!

Cornwoman said...

That was a really cute message board! I really LOVE Aurifil thread, and would love to win some. Thanks for the giveaway!

Scenic Pit Stops said...

That message board is adorable! Thanks for the giveaway - I'd love to get my hands on some Aurifil!

Nancy King said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

Kristen Sanderson said...

I have never gotten the chance to try Aurifil, but I have heard amazing things about it. Thanks for the chance to win some! ksanderson@hotmail.ca

Jennet, Feathered Nest Studio said...

Ooh, thanks for the great giveaway! I'd love to try out this thread.
featheredneststudio [at] gmail [dot] com

Jane S. said...

I've never tried Aurifil but I've read so much about it! Thank you for the chance to win some. :)

wildcatmom said...

Aurifil is my personal favorite quilt piecing thread!
Need more colors in my stash, so really want to win this.

kboehner at gmail dot com

Catherine said...

I would love to try this thread.

gccmom said...

What an adorable project. Love your fabrics. I would love to win some Aurifil thread to tey. I've never used it.

SuzyMcQ said...

Happy Labor Day! Tried Aurifil and I love it. Best thread ever!!!

Anne E said...

I would love to have Aurifil thread. I have heard wonderful things about the quality and would love to try this thread. Thank you for your generosity.

Ali said...

I was so torn about doing this one but it is a cute message board, so perhaps Ill make time for it anyway. Thank you for the giveaway!

Sandy D said...

I am using Aurifil thread for the first time to piece a quilt I am making and I am loving it.I am using a light grey and I will be using Aurifil again.

wonkeybobbin said...

I would love to give that Aurifil thread a try!

amers56 said...

oh I love your project! I just bought an embroidery hoop .. hmm, maybe I could use it for this! thanks for the giveaway :)

Flying Blind... said...

Very cute hoop x

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