Thursday, October 25, 2012

Giveaway Day!

Update:  Congrats to Charlotte #24!!
You are the winner! 
 
Four posts in 4 days, 
that might be a record.
 
 Colonial Needle was generous 
enough to send thread and
 needle packs for our retreaters.

I do love Prescencia thread!

Why?

I like the Size 12 for topstitching
 onto projects.
I use it
 for embroidery.
 


The thread is perfect for 
sewing purse handles on. 

It doesn't fray
 or break.
  
These Colonial Needles are great
The Prescenia threads - 
Sizes 5 or 8 work well for quilting.  
Actually, any of the sizes work great
 for big stitch quilting.
My quilt is quilted, 
it just needs to be bound!!


And these are my 2
 favorite needle packs.

The John James Pebble
  Embroidery pack.

 And the Household Pebble Pack.

 
In addition to the quality,  
I like these packs, because the needles
 are contained and easy to find.  
Don't tell my girls, 
but these will be in their stockings this year.
Hoping there will be something to go with them, 
but hasn't happened yet.

All this can be found in the store.

 Colonial Needle also gave
 a thread pack to give to you!
It's full of the size 12 threads,
 needles and other goodies.



To enter the giveaway,
leave a comment.

random drawing Friday night
 

222 comments:

  1. Oh those thread are so pretty. I just made one of those kinds of pouches. They are so addicting! Love the fabrics you used for your pouches.

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  2. this is just such an awesome giveaway, i would be lying if I said I wasn't dying to win it.

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  3. Yes please - great giveaway! Needles and threads are a necessity to go with all that yummy fabric we all buy so this is the PERFECT giveaway!!

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  4. I love to use #12 thread to do my embroidery too. So much easier than using floss. Great Giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. What a pretty pack of goodies! Love thread as much as fabric.

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  6. Ohmygosh, this is a wonderful giveaway! I can definitely use those threads. Thanks Corrie and Colonial Needle!

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  7. Cool! Thanks for the chance. I've wanted to try Colonial products. I am especially interested in their thimble finger pads. They seem ingenius!

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  8. Comment, comment! I am leaving a comment! I would love to win that pack! I always use Aurifill for quilting (and stitching and - more recently - applique!). But I am open to change and the colours look amazing!

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  9. Fantastic giveaway! Thank you so much!!

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  10. Wow! My heart fluttered! Yes, please!

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  11. This would be so fun! I've just started embroidering. Thanks for the chance.

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  12. Gorgeous threads! I have some purse handles to sew on so this would be perfect!

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  13. OOh, lovely pouches. I'm going to join the Happy little pouch hop coming up, and as sewing them onto the frames is about the worst task I can think of, Ill keep my fingers crossed! Thank you very much for the giveaway!

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  14. This is a lovely set, thank you for the giveaway it would be great to get some threads not usually available in England.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  15. Fabulous giveaway!
    Count me in please!
    I love the frame purses!

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  16. I'd love to try these threads. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. I love your haloween version header!:)

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  18. Those wonderful goodies would be welcome.Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  19. Lovely!! looks like you ladies we well treated!

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  20. Oooh pretty threads! Thank you :)

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  21. I love these threads. I would love to win some. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. Everything looks good. Thanks for a give away.

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  23. I have not used these threads before and have been wanting to try some out! thank you for the chance!

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  24. ooooooooo, looks interesting and fun! pop me down on the giveaway, i'll be keeping my grubby little fingers crossed.

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  25. Corrie, presencia thread and pearl cotton is all I ever used. I never considered their other weight threads. It is so hard to find here that I can only get it when I travel. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  26. I love the look of the perle cotton! (its hard to find around me and I'm slowly building an expensive stash!). Thanks for the review of needle sizes.

    Sarah

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  27. I would have loved to have gone to your retreat but I am not on the same continent.

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  28. Love your pictures, and really impressed with the generous giveaway, it would be a terrific addition to my sewing corner! Thanks for the chance!

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  29. Oooh I would love to win ~ I have been wanting to try the big stitch and this would be perfect! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  30. Ooooh pretty threads! I love the colors. I have never tried the Presencia threads, but I love the John James needles.

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  31. I love those needles! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. Those little needle pebbles look great! I've enjoyed reading your posts about the retreat. It looks like it was a lot of fun.

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  33. What a great giveaway package! I have tried their threads yet, but would love to. Thank you.

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  34. Wow, what a wonderful giveaway. I love those beautiful threads. Please enter my name.

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  35. I love to hand quilt and top stitch details, this is a great giveaway.

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  36. repost due to spelling. These are great, and so are the little coin purses.

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  37. Oh my, just seeing all those pretty threads in that container made me excited. Thanks for the chance!

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  38. I'd love to give embroidery a shot. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. The thread is lovely... and I could use needles. It seems I'm always scrounging around to find one when I'm hand sewing or quilting. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. Would love to try these, thanks for the chance!

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  41. just now mucking my way thru the world of needles and thread!
    starting some hand sewing projects and would love to play with this package!

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  42. I've been meaning to get something different for hand quilting and I'd love to give these a try! Count me in!
    ltenhage@gmail.com

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  43. I'd love the opportunity to try these!

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  44. Would enjoy testing these threads before comitting to purchase.

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  45. Omgosh -this is the perfect giveaway - please include me!

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  46. Corrie, enjoy your retreat....would have loved to join you. Retreats are sEw much fun. Great threads and needles...do you sitch with the 12 wt in your machine? I am a big fan of hand embroidery and love the 12 wt. Awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  47. What a great prize pack. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. Well, aren't you and Colonial Needle so very generous. What a wonderful assortment of hand sewing goodness. I've doing hand work at night while watching TV, it's very relaxing. After looking at your giveaway, I'm obviously not well stocked in the handwork department. Thank you, Toni Anne ;->

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  49. Thank you for another wonderful giveaway....appreciate it.

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  50. Even if I don't win, reading your post has gotten me thinking of doing some embroidery. I think I have a pack of needles somewhere and a small stash of pearl cotton. Time to embroider a bib or a burp cloth for my new granddaughter.

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  51. Thank you for the retreat pictures.

    Teresa Stevens
    teequilts@bellsouth.net

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  52. Please please pretty please, MEEEE!!!!!

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  53. I would love to try those lovely needles and thread!

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  54. Oh wow...I love thread and gadgets almost as much as I love material!

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  55. Wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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  56. I'd love to try one of those pouches. I didn't realize the frames were sewn on! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

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  57. I love to hand stitch - what a lovely giveaway!

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  58. a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win

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  59. Lovely giveaway!! Perle cotton and embroidery needles are hard to find here in St. Louis. I mean, no quilt shop, and we have many, carries any perle cotton in any size. So, I'm clicking over to the store!

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  60. Wringing my hands in delight and scheming of what I would do if I won this! Bwa ha ha!

    ps...on a less scarier note...thanks for sharing your retreat with us! I enjoyed seeing so many friends get together!

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  61. Awesome! I love embroidering and I've been thinking of big stitching a quilt for quite awhile now :)

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  62. What a spiffy needle container. That alone is worth trying them out. :)

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  63. wow different from fabric giveaways, but I love it. I used to do hardanger a lot. I used this kind of thread and I loved it.

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  64. Great giveaway!!! I would love to try that thread. Thanks for the chance.

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  65. What a great giveaway. I have only ever embroidered with DMC threads. Would love to try something different.

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  66. We love Presencia threads! And the perle cottons are great for big stitch.
    Although I have been a handquilter of tiny stitches for many years, as I 'mature' and have mor trouble with my hands I am turning to big stitch - much easier!

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  67. I have never used these threads before. What a wonderful opportunity to try them. I'd love to make the little change purse. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!

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  68. What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. I was looking for good thread to sew my pouches, and found some of this, I would like to win this boundle of thead and needles.

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  70. Would love to try the needles and thread! Thanks for a chance.

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  71. If this isn't needle nirvana I don't know what is! I'm drooling!

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  72. looks wonderful! i'm always am loosing needles in my pincushion

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  73. Thanks for the chance! I love those little purses!

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  74. Oh my, what a fun package. Thanks for the chance.

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  75. Mmmm looks yummy! Thanks! I love my needles.

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  76. This is a fabulous prize package! I love the way the thread looks so pretty in the glass jar, as you pictured.

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  77. wow, that looks great! Ty for the chance!

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  78. What a fabulous treat, this is exactly what I need to get me moving again on my red work embroidery.. Thanks for the chance!

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  79. Oh what a wonderful prize. I would love the opportunity to try the needles and thread. I could be swayed to change what I am using. Your endorsement sounds wonderful.

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  80. I would be thrilled to win this very generous giveaway and try out the needles and thread. Thanks

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  81. I always love hear about products that are personal favorites. I appreciate the opportunity to win the needles and thread.

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  82. Oh, I would love to win this! I can't get embroidery thread locally and so I don't have any yet but I would love some!
    Thanks for the chance to win some!

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  83. Love the thread! Right now I am working on finishing an embroidery quilt my grandma started before she passed away and this thread is just what I need to finish it. Thanks for the chance to win. eatkin85@yahoo.com

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  84. I just started learning to embroider and I'm really curious about this thread and needles. Looks like I have something else new to try!

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  85. Corrie,
    My girls and I could have loads of fun with embroidery...
    Love the colors!
    Pick me, pick me, pick me!!!
    :0)

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  86. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!

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  87. Love the embroidery! I want to try it out even if I don't win!

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  88. I'm teaching my 11 year old to embroider, I think I'd have to hide these! Thanks for the chance.

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  89. What a wonderful prize package and I would like to be entered in your drawing to win it.

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  90. What gorgeous colors! Love the threads.

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  91. HI! OH THIS IS ALL SO LOVELY!
    THANKS FOR SHARING A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  92. Woo Hoo! What a fun package! Thanks, as always, for offering such generous giveaways!

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  93. What a great giveaway! I love these threads! Thanks!

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  94. Like to see personal reviews of favorite products. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. Now please exclude me from here...as you know I love Colonial Needle and I have a few of these items in my stash...this is a great post, and there is no doubt in my mind what a delightful company they are and their products are the only notions I use today, tomorrow...forever....

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  96. What a great giveaway! I love big stitch quilting and those needles look fabulous!

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  97. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  98. Oh those threads look like so much fun. Now you have me thinking about hand quilting the patchwork stockings I'm making my family for Christmas!

    Tracy

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  99. Cool giveaway! Love the little needle holder thingy! :)

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  100. What an amazing giveaway! Such pretty needle packs and threads. thanks, kathy

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  101. I'm very excited about this giveaway. I enjoy your blog.

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  102. What a lovely booty! Thanks for the chance!

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  103. Ohh great give-away! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  104. You can never have too many needles or too much thread. How fun...

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  105. You are right about the needles and threads. I began using them this summer and love them! Thanks!

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  106. Fabulous giveaway today. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  107. I always used floss and it raveled and got twisted into knots, so I tried some prescencia and love it, so much nicer to sew with and I do love john james needles, would love a change to win.

    Debbie

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  108. Wow what an amazing giveaway! Thanks for the chance :)

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  109. What a nice gift! Thanks for the details you have shared about your retreat! Some day I hope to be able to go to one. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  110. Do you have to do anything special to use the size 12 thread in your machine? Love the look of that top-stitching!

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  111. Fun! I want to find more time for embroidery.

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  112. What a great assortment of colours, thanks for the chance!

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  113. Ooooh like Christmas and dream time. Only early!!!

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  114. I sure could use those....so pretty and an awesome giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  115. So pretty and a great give away! Thanks

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  116. What a sweet giveaway...thanks for the chance!

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  117. Love all the colours of the thread! Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  118. Lovely bunch of toys to play with!

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  119. This is a wonderful idea for a giveaway prize - thread and needles. I love to hand sew and these are premium needles sp perfect for me. Thank you!

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  120. A wonderfully generous giveaway at that!! I especially love those threads and a quilter can never have enough of either thread or needles - I certainly can't. Thank you for the opportunity to win x

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  121. Those needle packs are perfect for keeping and finding needles, plus you'd be so organized. And do I love the thread, oh yes!!

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  122. What a great giveaway from Colonial Needle! Thank you for thinking of us. :-) I love to stitch, so I would definitely put them to good use. My current needle is bent. :-/ Have a happy weekend!

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  123. Amazing giveaway!! Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  124. Would love the opportunity to give those threads a try! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  125. Wow, what a fantastic giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance!

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  126. Ooh, I can never have enough good thread, seems it runs out as soon as I buy it. :)

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  127. Quality materials and notions make all the difference!

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  128. Good deal. I have had problems knowing where to get this. Thanks.

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  129. What a great giveaway! I would love to try the thread and needles.

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  130. What a nice little package! I struggle with needles for 'fat' threads. Thank you!

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  131. What a great giveaway , thanks for the chance to win

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  132. lovely giveaway! thanks for the chance to win!

    ambjer (at) gmail (dot) com

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  133. Needles and thread...yippee for me! I think you're great Taff

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  134. OOOOOOOO the thread looks so delish! thanx for the chance!
    Jessica Mayo

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  135. Hello! Thank you for the chance!
    Lori

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  136. Oh, I'd love to be entered. Thank you for the chance!!

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  137. Goodness, this is a wonderful giveaway! I would love to be entered into it! Thank you for the chance to win this lovely thread and needles...

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  138. Wow! What a fabulous giveaway! Very awesome -- thank you!! Ps...my stuff was here and waiting for me when I got home -- thanks for fabulous customer service!! :)

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  139. That's a great giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win. :)

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  140. Love your blog!I also would love to win! Thanks. Sherry (keithriggs1@yahoo.com)

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  141. Thanks for the giveaway, hope I'm the lucky winner

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  142. That was some "nice to know info" thanks. I enjoy your blog! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  143. I love prescencia thread too. Great Giveaway. Would love to win :-)

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  144. What a great give away! Thanks for the chance to win.
    (supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

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  145. I love that red pouch! I also love to do big stitch quilting and would love this thread. Thanks for the giveaway! cdahlgren at live dot com.

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  146. I'm =always= on the lookout for good needles! soparkaveataoldotcom

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  147. I've never used these threads before. I need to give them a try.

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  148. Oh what a wonderful thing to get...just gettng back into embroidery the past couple weeks, and could really use the supplies

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  149. Prescencia 12 and 16 are the only embroidery threads I use! Love your little purses. Thank you for the fantastic giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  150. I just used DMC cotton today to sew on purse handles (details on my blog) so would love to win this giveaway to use this instead!

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  151. What a wonderful giveaway!! Would love to try these beautiful threads out!! Just love the little purses- so adorable!!Thanks!

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  152. I have been experimenting with different threads on those purses and have not tried that kind yet. I would love to win.

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  153. I have never tried that brand of thread, but I would like to give it a try. Thanks.

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  154. Look at those awesome colors. I am wanting to follow your lead and store them in gorgeous glass containers for some non-fattening eye candy! Thanks for the chance and congrats to whoever the lucky winner.

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  155. How wonderful! There are a lot of things I could do with these. Thanks.

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  156. This is the sweetest giveaway!! I like to embellish my quilts with embroidery thread but haven't tried this brand - sounds awesome!! Thanks for the chance!

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  157. Hey girls... what can I say, you are sooooooo cool!! thanks for a big heart!

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  158. I would love to try new threads!

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  159. I have been having trouble threading my needles when doing some embroidery work so I would be excited to try these along with the thread. A great giveaway. Thanks.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  160. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netOctober 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    I have never used that thread or those needles, but I would love to. That is a great giveaway.

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  161. The pebble pack is so cute. I haven't ever used any of those thread...just getting into hand embroidery. I would love to receive these!!

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  162. This looks like quality product which is much nicer to work with and makes a beautiful finished project! awolk at rogers dot com

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  163. Just found your blog a few weeks ago and have really enjoyed the retreat recap! Going on my own soon! Good to know about the thread and hope I when win so I can try it out!

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  164. what a lovely giveaway...thanks I would love to win this.

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  165. I'm just getting back into embroidery after decades - this would be a great help! Many thanks for the chance!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  166. Wow! What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for letting me have a chance to win some of the wonderful threads and needles!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  167. I've been wanting to try quilting with this thread. Thank you for the chance to win the thread and needles.

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  168. What a fabulous giveaway! WOW!!
    Thank you for the chance :)

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  169. Those threads are oh so pretty. I've been seeing so many lovely embroidery stitches incorporated into quilts that I'm itching to try it too. Do you also use that size 12 thread in your sewing machine? What size needle do you use?

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  170. Those threads would be so fun to use. Big stitch quilting is so pretty. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Your retreat looked like a great time. With I didn't live half-way across the country.

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  171. I would love to try this thread and the colors are so pretty....thanks for the giveaway...

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  172. Such a joy to stitch with this thread! Thank you for the mention of the BIG needles I haven't seen those before!

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  173. I love those pebble packs. They are awesome.

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  174. I haven't had the chance to work with either of these products; they look wonderful. Thanks for the chance to try them myself.

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  175. Looks like the swiss army knife of products - great review!!

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  176. I've not used either of these products - Colonial Needles or Prescencia Thread. I'd sure like to try, though!!!! lol Thanks for the chance to win.

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  177. Great giveaway! Good job on 4 posts in 4 days, too! :)

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  178. Oh wow! I like strong durable threads.

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  179. I've been wanting to learn how to do big-stitch quilting. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  180. Maybe my good luck streak will keep on keeping on...I love that thread on my cutest little purse and now I want to make more. Wish me luck!! Thanks Corrie, you are the BEST!

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  181. Maybe my good luck streak will keep on keeping on...I love that thread on my cutest little purse and now I want to make more. Wish me luck!! Thanks Corrie, you are the BEST!

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  182. These goodies would be great for a certain little project I am working on right now ;) Thank you and Colonial Needle for such a sweet giveaway!

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  183. I would squeal with delight if I won this great prize! It would inspire me to finish some "works in progress"!!! Have a great night!

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  184. Love the thread!!! Have so many projects in mind already.

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  185. I have a pebble, and I love it! Now I just need some yummy thread to go with it! LOL Thanks for sharing your retreat goodies with one of us!

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  186. What a wonderful giveaway!! I would love to win some new
    thread!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  187. Wow! Awesome giveaway Corrie! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  188. This is such a great giveaway. I love those threads.

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  189. Great prize package. You two are amazing and very talented women. Thanks for hosting as much as you do. Jane

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  190. Hiya! What a lovely giveaway gift. I haven't done any embroidery in SEW long, this would get me going again. Thank you for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  191. I'm loving all of the posts and so need some of this thread to sew on my purse handsle for the UR Priceless Bog Hop.

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  192. Super giveaway. Thanks. bianca_question@yahoo.com

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