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Treasure Hunt for a Gentle Breezes Stole Kit prize

Are you up for a little game and chance to win yarn and pattern for my Gentle Breezes Stole? There’s a Treasure Hunt going on at the Sandrasingh.com Blog. Please help Sandra celebrate her 7th anniversary!

Answer a few easy questions based on your hunt through the HeartStrings pattern collections at the Sandrasingh.com website store. Then email your answers to Sandra to be entered to win the generous prize (details about the giveaway are here). Hurry, the cut-off date is next Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

Gentle Breezes Stole
Gentle Breezes Stole

I designed Gentle Breezes for Sandrasingh.com in their exclusive Lace yarn. If you have not seen or knit with this yarn before, I think you will really like it.

Have fun playing and good luck on winning!

Congratulations to the winner of Celebrate Spring drawing #1

Jessie in MA is our March 15th winner of the drawing for a Unicorn Fibre Rinse & Wash Gift Sampler Set. Congratulations!

Fibre Rinse & Wash Gift Sampler Set
Fibre Rinse & Wash Gift Sampler Set

Thank you everyone for entering and playing in our contest drawing for Unicorn Fibre care products to celebrate the start of Spring. Stick around as there are more chances to win.

There are still 2 drawings this month for prizes, courtesy of the gracious and generous prize donations of Anna Carner of Unicorn Fibre. Thanks Anna!

If you have not yet entered Celebrate Spring contest, just leave a comment here on the blog and/or on the HeartStrings FiberArts Facebook page about why you want to win. The more inventive or humorous your comment is, the more likely you will get ‘votes/likes’ from others. Read on to see how that will enhance your chances to win the grand prize. Here are some other tips:

  • Comment both on the blog here and the Facebook page, and you have a better chance to win.
  • The earlier the better, as there will be multiple drawings throughout the month for which you can be counted.
  • Share your comment with your friends and get “likes” for your comment. Each share and like will add to your contest entries for the grand prize at the end of the month.

Even if you have already left a comment earlier, remember that your entry still carries over to the remaining 2 drawings. But continue to share your comment with your friends and get “likes” for your comment. Each share and like will add to your contest entries for the grand prize at the end of the month.

I want to commend all of you on the thoughtful, creative, and sometimes humorous comments entered already about why you want to win a Unicorn Fibre care set. We’ve even had some poems! Please do take time to look through the comments and enjoy them. Some may bring a smile to your face, or even a big laugh to brighten your day. And remember to add your own comments, likes, etc., too.

Here’s the calendar schedule and the prizes for the remaining 2 drawings:

On March 20, 2012 (which happens to be Vernal Equinox, the start of Spring), another lucky winner will be randomly drawn from all comment entries since the beginning of the contest and receive a Unicorn Fibre Wash & Rinse Gift Sampler Set.

The Grand Prize will be awarded on March 31, 2012. The prize is the Unicorn Deluxe Fibre Wash & Rinse 16oz. Gift Set valued at $31. The winner will be the one with the highest tally of entries (taking into consideration that a like and share of a comment either here on the blog or on the HeartStrings Facebook page also counts as an entry). In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen randomly from the top entries.

Deluxe Fibre - Wash & Rinse 16oz Gift Set
Deluxe Fibre – Wash & Rinse 16oz Gift Set

I’d love for you to win one of these. Be sure you have “liked” HeartStrings FiberArts on Facebook and that your email address was correctly entered when commenting here on the blog so I can contact you when you win and let Anna know to send out your prize right away!

Celebrate Spring drawing – multiple chances to win!

Let’s celebrate the upcoming start of Spring with a multi-prize drawing! Think spring cleaning as a spa treatment for your yarns and fibers, and the pleasure you will have when using Unicorn Fibre care products.

I have been meaning to tell you what a joy it has become to prepare yarn skeins for my kits since I was introduced to Unicorn a few of years ago. Not only am I providing my customers luscious-feeling yarn (and we all know how touchy-feely we knitters/crocheters can be), I love the way my hands smell from the fibre wash and rinse. Normally I would not like working with a scented product, but the light scent of Unicorn is subtle and smells refreshingly natural and clean.

And, oh boy, are the results fantastic. It’s like a spa treatment to enhance the softness and luster of your finest fibers and garments. I was so satisfied that I agreed to speak on behalf of Unicorn Fibre care products in an ad a couple of years ago (and as testimonial to using these products myself, my White Lotus Lace Shawl in Colinton Angoras yarn which received exactly the spa treatment I am describing here for softness and luster is pictured in the backdrop).

JackieES speaking on behalf of Unicorn Fibre care products

With the gracious and generous donation of Anna Carner of Unicorn Fibre care products, I am able to offer 3 prizes in this month’s contest drawing. Thanks Anna!

Just leave a comment here on the blog and/or on the HeartStrings FiberArts Facebook page about why you want to win. The more inventive or humorous your comment is, the more likely you will get ‘votes/likes’ from others. Read on to see how that will enhance your chances to win the grand prize. Here are some other tips:

  • Comment both on the blog here and the Facebook page, and you have a better chance to win.
  • The earlier the better, as there will be multiple drawings throughout the month for which you can be counted.
  • Share your comment with your friends and get “likes” for your comment. Each share and like will add to your contest entries for the grand prize at the end of the month.

Here’s the calendar and the prizes:

On March 15, 2012, a lucky winner will be randomly drawn from all comment entries so far and receive a Unicorn Fibre Wash & Rinse Gift Sampler Set.

Fibre Rinse & Wash Gift Sampler Set
Fibre Rinse & Wash Gift Sampler Set

On March 20, 2012 (which happens to be Vernal Equinox, the start of Spring), another lucky winner will be randomly drawn from all comment entries since the beginning of the contest and receive a Unicorn Fibre Wash & Rinse Gift Sampler Set.

And the Grand Prize will be awarded on March 31, 2012. The prize is the Unicorn Deluxe Fibre Wash & Rinse 16oz. Gift Set valued at $31. The winner will be the one with the highest tally of entries (taking into consideration that a like and share of a comment either here on the blog or on the HeartStrings Facebook page also counts as an entry). In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen randomly from the top entries.

Deluxe Fibre - Wash & Rinse 16oz Gift Set
Deluxe Fibre - Wash & Rinse 16oz Gift Set

 

I’d love for you to win one of these. Be sure you have “liked” HeartStrings FiberArts on Facebook and that your email address was correctly entered when commenting here on the blog so I can contact you when you win and let Anna know to send out your prize right away!

Happy Mardi Gras! and announcement of contest winner

Krewe of Cork
Krewe of Cork parading in the French Quarter, one of many fun events during Mardi Gras season in New Orleans

Happy Mardi Gras to everyone. Today (Fat Tuesday) is the finale to the giant annual party in New Orleans. Having lived in New Orleans for 40 years, I no longer try to make every event. But this year I did enjoy more days (and nights) than I had in many years. The good weather (other than last Saturday and somewhat today) probably contributed to my enthusiasm for parade-going, people-watching, and generally being in a festive spirit. I did take some photos and videos now and then, and will sort through those later for some possible gems to blog about in the future . But mostly I just partied and enjoyed the moment.

It’s going to be tough to get back to “real work” tomorrow. But today it is a real pleasure to announce the winner of the Mardi Gras Viewer’s Choice Contest over at the HeartStrings FiberArts Facebook fan page. Congratulations to contest winner Dena Rauch with her “Chinese New Year Bunnies go to Mardi Gras”. Dena wrote, “I have wanted to knit up Knitted Bunny for a very long time and this was the perfect excuse”. The fun creativity that Dena showed in matching the theme of the Chinese Year of the Rabbit together with the traditional purple, green and gold colors of Mardi Gras was obviously admired and had a wide lead in the number of “like” votes cast. Aren’t they just too cute?

Chinese New Year Bunnies go to Mardi Gras by Dena Rauch
Chinese New Year Bunnies go to Mardi Gras by Dena Rauch, winner of the Mardi Gras Viewer's Choice Contest

Thanks to everyone else, too, who participated, whether by entering and/or voting, and commenting. I hope everyone had fun. Let me know what else you’d like to do for future fun events.

p.s. The pattern for Knitted Bunny is available free at the HeartStrings FiberArts website (with donation optional).

p.p.s. If you are just now dropping in and had not yet found the HeartStrings FiberArts Facebook fan page, hop on over there now and “like” to stay in touch. We’d love to have you join us.