Monday, December 5, 2011

A giveaway....

Okay, I'm just not feeling Christmassy yet and it's December already. It could be lots of things really, my son is living away from home and all grown up, it's really warm with no sign of snow yet... who knows.

I figured I would do something to get myself in the Christmas spirit. :)

I'm going to have a giveaway!

I went through my stash and I have far too much. I often hear from people that they haven't ever tried silks, or that they love to use silks but they can't afford to buy them. So I'm pulling skeins of all sorts of different silks - Thread Gatherer, Waterlilies, Belle Soie, Gloriana, Florimell, Valdani, Carrie's Creations, Dinky Dyes, NPI, Eterna, Au Ver a Soie, Hand Dyed Fibers, Silk Mill, Splendor, Kreinik and possibly a few others if I come across them. At least one skein of each just to try out and possibly a few other tidbits of fun stuff. :) The colours will not match each other, but it's just for fun to have something to play with and maybe create a new addict. :)

To enter, post a comment either here or on the drawing announcement on my Facebook page, stating why you love silk threads or why you would like to try silk threads. I will draw a name at random on Sunday, December 18th at 6PM Eastern Time and will announce the winner here and on my Facebook page at that time. That gives everyone a couple of weeks to enter.

The rules...

1. You must be a follower here on my blog OR on my Northern Expressions Facebook page. Either or is fine. :)

2. You must have a burning desire to try at least ONE of the threads I listed. :)

That's all. :) No limitations, I'll mail them out anywhere, I don't mind. You won't get them before Christmas since I didn't think of this sooner, but it will be a fun way to start off the New Year anyway!

Just a warning... this is NOT a non-smoking household so you might notice a smell. I don't, but I'm used to it. It's not like he blows smoke directly into them or anything but it might be there. I also have two cats and while they don't sleep in my stash drawers, that may also be an issue for some.

So a Merry Christmas (or whatever you may celebrate) to everyone, and good luck!


  1. I do have a burning ambition to try silks! It's the UK price of them that puts me off, and the huge range as well. It's hard to know where to start without a LNS to advise and let you fondle them.
    I was put off Kreinik for years by a bad experience with blending filament but tried agin with #4 this year and love it so maybe it's time to try some silks too.

  2. I'd love a chance to try silk threads, I've only used regular cottons and everyone is always talking about how special the silks are! I am following on GFC and Facebook and
    Thank you for the very generous giveaway :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  3. Would love to get my hands on some of your silk stash! I love the way silk glides through fabric and the beautiful sheen it has but most of all I like the coverage it gives. Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. Kim H....Dieppe, NBDecember 7, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Hi..I frequently come back to read what has been happening in your life and designs. I would truly like to try stitching with a silk threads. I do have one big question...why don't you sell your patterns through Traditional Stitches in Alberta. I actually live in the Maritimes and we do have a very nice shop in Moncton. It would be nice to get them local....Thanks for sharing part of your journey with us all....

  5. Nicole, this is a lovely way to get into the Christmas spirit! I have tried a couple of types of silk and love them. They have a wonderful "shimmer" to them and they are so soft. BUT I noticed there several types of silk you listed that I have not tried. I hope that counts as a burning desire to try them!!!

    I love following your blog and will have to check out your FB page!!