The Mardi Gras Contest deadline has been extended to March 8th. Please see details here.
I goofed in looking at the calendar and thought there was an additional week in there somewhere when setting the original deadline date? This short month of February always gets me confused (or at least that is my excuse, lol). I’m sorry this caused people to be pressed for time to enter. I hope the extension allows more people to have a chance to win the Mardi Gras Viewer’s Choice prize.
For this contest, it doesn’t matter if your HeartStrings project was from years ago, or even if it still is in the works. Just post a picture of it on the HeartStringsFiberArts Facebook fan page along with name of HeartStrings pattern. We’d love to see what you are doing/have done, so we can ‘like’ it and help you win.
It’s Mardi Gras season here in New Orleans. That’s a great excuse to have another contest for free yarn, right?! Let’s celebrate with the purple, green and gold since those are the traditional colors of Mardi Gras.
Any Facebook fan can vote by clicking ‘like” beneath their favorite project photo(s). Feel free to leave comments, too, to encourage others to vote for your favorite(s).
Contest entries and voting will close at noon, Central Standard time (GMT-6) on Tuesday March 8. Winner will be the entry with the most “likes”. So the sooner you post your project and get the buzz going, the better the chance you have of people seeing it and voting. In case of a tie, a random drawing will be done of the top-voted entries.
Prize is 150g of DK weight machine washable Australian merino wool yarn (1 – 50g ball in each of the 3 colors: purple, green and gold, of course) — PLUS — assorted official New Orleans Mardi Gras beads.
This contest is open to all Facebook fans of HeartStrings FiberArts (to be a Fan, just click “Like” at the top of the HeartStrings FiberArts Facebook page if you have not already done so). Any fan can vote on as many contest photos as they wish. So gather up your friends to come on over the HeartStrings FiberArts, be a fan, and like your contest photo.
Mix-matching colors in socks is just one idea of what you could do with the Mardi Gras yarn prize if you win the Mardi Gras Viewer’s Choice Contest. For example, here is a purple, green and gold adaptation of Vernal Equinox from The Sock Calendar.
Behind the scenes with Jackie E-S and life at the HeartStrings FiberArts studio.