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Thursday, May 3, 2012

You Mean There's More!?

Didn't I tell you last weekend?  It's all fun and games this week.  Today's blog birthday party prize is a ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine!  How cool is that!?  That is very cool.  Thank you ANPT!


A Needle Pulling Thread magazine (click to link) is a very unique publication featuring patterns by Canadian designers which cover all sorts of fibre crafts in each issue.  (Strongly recommended for those who dabble in everything.)  Look here, they also have The Needlework Pages - there's a list of blogs, businesses, and more! : )  Look around at their site.  The photography they do is just gorgeous!

I had an embroidered quilt pattern published last summer and they surprised me by putting it smack on the cover!  My kids nearly peed their pants when they saw that! lol.  Carla, the editor, had also asked if I would be interested in being profiled as an artist at that time.  I was SO nervous that I think my initial reply was, "I don't know... let me think about it".  ! ??  I took a chance and said, 'yes'.  It was a bit of waitlist, however, THAT issue is finally on stands now in their Spring 2012 magazine.


If you would like to peek into their pages to see this fine magazine for yourself, you can do that by clicking on any picture of their back-issues.  That link is here.

sample photo of the range of projects that you will find

We will pick one lucky reader drawn at random by midnight on Friday the 4th.  All winners for the week will be announced here on Saturday May 5th.  PLEASE MAKE SURE your email is in the comment or is linked (I can't find your email if you click 'anonymous' so you will need to add it please).

How to enter to win today's prize?  

* To be entered, leave one comment below telling my what sorts of crafts you dabble in. *

One entry per person please.  If you don't follow my blog, that would be nice if you did.  My Sweet Prairie is also on Facebook if you like it better there.  In fact, A Needle Pulling Thread is on Facebook also!  To be entered, your comment needs to be left here on the blog though.  Thanks and good luck!  Come back tomorrow for more surprises!


56 comments:

Bernie said...

Wow! You have been a very busy girl getting support from across Canada. Makes me wonder what tomorrow will bring.
Bernie

Annette said...

A cover girl....:)
what crafts do I like to dabble with..Sewing Quilting a little knitting and crochet some water color and I have tried sculpting clay.....
in stitches
thanks for hosting a give away week

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

Hi Monika, congratulations on two years of blogging! also on your birthday! Hope you keep going for a long time! michelle

Wendy said...

Lovely! I have been in so many crafts - currently it is quilting, sewing and digital scrapbooking. Thanks Monika!

Verna G said...

Let see? What crafts am I currently dabbling in- quilting, x- stitch, knitting embroidering and a little sewing for the grandkids. I used to do a lot of ceramics ad crochet but have put those aside. Would love to win that subscription!

Margaret said...

Someday when I meet you, I'm going to have you autograph both issues of ANPT in which you're featured!

sherry said...

ok are you ready, quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, pottery...way to many things...oh yes i forgot crossstitch

Stampmouse said...

crafts did someone say crafts? I do all kinds loom knitting, quilting (just starting), cross stitch, rubber stamping, scrapbooking, fused glass and photography.

Anonymous said...

What crafts do I participate in? Quilting, knitting, spinning (I need to pull my wheel out and spend sometime with her!), I have scrapbook supplies (that I haven't used in a long time), and now I am cross stitching again!
Tamara
tamarafarmgirl at yahoo dot ca

JudysPod said...

Wow. Dabble it is. Embroidery, crochet, knitting, quilting, miniature furniture, rug hooking, master of some!

Patti said...

eeks! What crafts do I dabble in?! Guess I need to think about this, lol! Aside from being an avid quilter, I play with felted wool, punch needle embroidery and regular embroidery. Keep having a fun week!

Anonymous said...

morning monika! loved the remote control duck/footstool! MUCH better than a barbie!
like so many other people, i have done a little bit of everything - sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, basket making, painting, drawing, weaving, just about everything except macrame! oh - and spinning - but that's on my bucket list!
cheers
molly

Linda Coleman said...

I dabble in crochet, knitting, embroidery, quilting, card making, cross stitch, jewellery, tatting, weaving, sewing and anything that uses thread and fabric

Becky said...

Thanks again! I quilt, sew, occasionally make jewelry, and have taken glass and ceramics classes in the past too!

Wilma belschwender said...

Knitting, quilting and cross stitch/ crewel. All of my favorites. Can never make up my mind which I enjoy the most. Wilma. cat5grl@yahoo.com

Linda Mullen said...

I dabble in quilting, FAPCs, machine embroidery. Nice blog you have.

Tara said...

I dabble in crochet and sewing. Actually, you are inspiring me to be more fearless and just to go for it. I also dabble in java coding and blogging. Does that count?

Elaine teddyelaine@yahoo.com said...

Quilting and sewing are my thing. When I'm down I do simple things, when I'm up I can do more adventurous things

Pauline G said...

Have this on my iPad - it's great for all sorts of crafts
Happy birthday

M-R said...

So exciting! Congratulations, Monika! Besides quilting, I dabble in scrapbooking and general crafts with my kids and Beavers. Thanks for the giveaway!

Grandma Coco said...

What an exciting prize! Let's see...I draw and knit and quilt and make micro macramé bracelets and now I make beads, too.

elle said...

Sounds like my kind of magazine. I dabble in much. Fibre is foremost but then I added mixed media. I like altered books, fabric dyeing, beading, journaling, doll making, a bit of rug hooking and so on! Seriously not enough time to do it all so reading about it may satisfy. lol

PBM969 said...

Painting, sewing, baking/cooking, building....anything I can "make". I often have new friends sign a waiver stating they will be receptive to "gifts" I give them. After all, I can possibly keep everything I make....I've got to give stuff away!! LOL

Sheila said...

, Other than quilting I do like to sew garments now and then , have painted with oils before , crochet, knitting , you name it I think I have tried it . Thanks .

Jeane said...

That is a great magazine. I only dabble in quilts especially for cancer patients.

Ellie said...

Anytime I see you mention this magazine I think it looks really good. Pity we don't get it here in Scotland.

mlafayette said...

I love to scrapbook but just started to make Waldorf dolls.

Michelle

ValerieL said...

I mainly do free hand embroidery, but also some free machine embroidery, needle felting, crazy quilting, and some scrapbooking.

paristex said...

Quilting, hand embroidery, basketry, and crazy quilting are some of the things I enjoy. I also love seeing daily what you have been up to through your email notices I receive!!

sbsudbury said...

My favourite crafts du jour are quilting, needlework (like embroidery, punchneedle and wool work) as well as zentangling!

Thanks for the opportunity to win this Canadian publication.
sharon.bourque@sympatico.ca

Poppyprint said...

I've never seen the mag in person - I'd love to have a look! I mostly quilt and make small sewing/embroidery projects that aren't clothing - bags..etc. Photography is my second passion, followed by cooking.

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

I have tried my hand at many crafts these past 7 years. I love to do art quilt hangings, belong to a photography club and occassionally get the urge to paint in acrylics.

HollyM said...

I will try anything! At the moment, fiber art, knitting, painting, and mosaics.

Katherine said...

Congrats, cover girl! Your work is amazing.

I don't know that I should list everything I dabble in...LOL... I sew - these days lots of quilty things - but I also sew clothes and home decor items, along with bags, toys... well just about anything. I crochet, knit, embroidery, needlepoint and then there's candle making, flower arranging along with growing and drying flowers/herbs. Oh, and did I mention I love cooking and backing? Okay, I'm sure I've scared you with this list. I'll stop now. ;o)

Katherine said...

Whoops...meant to type baking... not backing! ;o)

Bonnie58 said...

Great gift, Monika. I dabble in counted cross stitch, hand and machine applique, sewing, quilting to start. I have done a bit of crochet, knitting, felting and plastic canvas to name a few in the past,,,, and probably more that i can't remember right now. like I say, I dabble in a lot but mm not an expert in any.. i just have fun with whatever peaks my interest at the time

upstateLisa said...

Has it actually been your birthday YET?! Wow lots of goodies! What crafts DON'T I dabble in? I 'dabble' in art journaling, hand dyeing, fabric painting... taking a photography class through correspondence with my son now too!

Faith said...

I seem to be focusing mostly on hand embroidery at the moment, but I also do machine embroidery, quilting, recently inspired to start a mixed piece like yours (inspired by you, but mountains, not prairie), and have just started to try art journaling.

airycat at airynothing.net

Wendy said...

I have always been a crafty lady, dabbling in tole painting,flower arranging, scrapbooking, a cake decorator by trade, and on and on, but through it all there has always been "a Needle Pulling Thread" or yarn or floss etc. My first love is embroidery and I can,t ever see me putting that aside, but I crochet, knit, and quilt as well. I would love a chance at the magazines. By the way lovely cover shot of your quilt!

Rosa said...

Congrats on your anniversary!
I like to do various kinds of crafts - at the moment I quilt and do a lot of embroidery; I'm totally hooked on crewel. I do also occasionally knit and crochet and do some DIY like paint furniture, make shelves etc.
Oh... and I think I'm the queen of UFO's *lol*

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I was published in the second issue of this magazine. It was 'Garden Sewing Box'.

Karen said...

I do several things and dabble in others. I sew, crochet, embroidery, and applique. I dabble in quilting making smaller items, machine embroidery, crafting and cake decorating. Congrats on your anniversary!

Karen said...

I do several things and dabble in others. I sew, crochet, embroidery, and applique. I dabble in quilting making smaller items, machine embroidery, crafting and cake decorating. Congrats on your anniversary!

PrairiePeasant said...

Too many to list! Quilting, sewing, embroidery, bookbinding, scrapbooking, knitting, and the list goes on....

Colleen said...

I USED to dabble in other crafts, but since I discovered quilting, those others have gone by the wayside. I've done embroidery, cross stitch, knitting, crochet, paper tole (remember that one?) and ceramics.

pegsplace said...

Wow! You are pulling out all the stops this week! :). I used to subscribe to this magazine and I have been meaning to do so again! I dabble in anything to do with stitching....quilting, embroidery, cross stitch, basic sewing for garments! I love thread and fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!
Peggy at mindji@yahoo.com

What Comes Next? said...

I dabble - knitting, sewing, painting, card making and stamping, cross stitch, embroidery, crochet, oh and I've tried beads and pottery. I've not included quilting, as it is more than dabbled in these days! Would love to have a subscription to this fabulous magazine

Kiwi said...

I do mostly quilting, some crochet, and lately some needlework/embroidery. :) Kerrie

Janet said...

Sweet! I'd love to see this Canadian magazine. I sew - quilts, clothes, bags, postcards, dolls, and about anything else I can - embroider, cross stitch, knit, do stained glass, draw, paint and other fun things that come up from time to time.

Dolores said...

Well, I sew a lot, I quilt, knit, crochet, sometimes I make cards, hats and dolls. Did I mention that I quilt?
Thanks for the chance to win. This has been quite a week for you. Hurray!!

Karen Kewell said...

Thanks, Monika, for the inspiration. I've read all the comments, too, and what wonderful, creative, busy women making art, lots of art! I embroider, paint wall murals and watercolours. But jewelry, fabric art, glass work, photography...whatever takes my fancy!

Karen said...

Crafts I have had a go at include, knitting, crochet, papier mache, watercolours, pottery, sewing, quilting,card making, decopage, beading and jewellery making. Currently all things stitch seem to be catching my mood!

Christie DescribeHappy said...

I remember when you made the cover... that was and really still is so darn exciting!! It looks like a really fun place for inspiration!

Gill said...

This looks a great magazine!Can I join in from the UK please?
I quilt,crochet, screenprint and upholster!

Megan said...

Sometimes I feel like a list of what I don't dabble in would be shorter..

There's crochet, knitting, embroidery, sewing clothes, ceramics, card making, sewing softies, felt things, christmas decorations of varying crafts, a bit of painting and drawing lately and when I'm at work, plenty of kids crafts as well!

greelyrita said...

Mostly I quilt and tat. Thanks to the web, I've found that there's a few more tatters than just me! Yay!

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