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June 27, 2008

It is Friday. You have no idea how happy that makes me. In celebration, enter to win some good, free crafty stuff!

Now if that is not a headline I do not know what is. One of these days I will max out the amount of characters you can have in these headlines and I will be secretly thrilled.

So my friend Allison and I both love giving things away and we tried to think up a good little summertime sweepstakes. I have to tell you, once I saw the cat-and-sushi embroidery pattern I was HOOKED. I know what I want for Christmas by the way ... just look at the cuteness:

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Seriously. I mean really now. How awesome would that be embroidered on a pillow? Or on a little purse?

Ya'll can enter to win this design, it's included in both prize packs from SuperCrafty.com featuring:

* 5 of our favorite Sublime Stitching patterns: Sushi, Cat-A-Rama, Dress-Up, Gnomes & Fairies and I Luv Veggies.
* A copy of Jenny Hart’s "Craft Pad," a cool collection of over 75 pattern transfers in neat, tear-off sheets. Published by Chronicle Books.

Each prize is valued at over $30 (there will be two winners) and Allison is doing the shipping so ya'll know it will get there faster than when I mail stuff. I use Pony Express and she uses something called "the postal office." Thank you so much to Allison for offering this up as a sweepstakes! This sweepstakes closes at 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, July 4th.

Go enter to win the sweepstakes >>

I used to embroider everything in sight when I was a kid, I went through a phase where I thought everything had to be encrusted in French knots or it just wasn't pretty. My poor parents. You can imagine how shocked they were when that phase ended and my challenging "Crackerass McCracker punk girl" phase began, where I only wore black clothes and T-shirts I cut holes in and trashy red legwarmers. In Louisiana. In summer.

I was delightful I am sure.

Anyway, if you are looking for a summer project, embroidery is light and easy and portable! These Sublime Stitching embroidery patterns are cool designs (no geese in bonnets, amen). Each pack includes simple instructions how to use the reusable iron-on transfer sheets to stitch on t-shirts, aprons, hand towels, pillowcases and more.

You can also buy these at SuperCrafty.com in over 35 designs, for just $3.49 each. Here's the link to her embroidery page. I also want to mention Allison is having a huge 30% off sale on all kinds of stuff in her online store and do you know how hard it was for me to resist all that Misti Alpaca at 30% off the regular price? I'm still standing strong over here in no-shop land but it is a lonely, lonely island folks. I am living vicariously through ya'll. Come Sale away! Come Sale away! Come Sale away with me!

And finally what better way to end a Friday -- a much-needed Friday after a LONG LONG LONG week, than with a picture of my roly-poly baby brother:

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He just looks like he is up to some Puppy tomfoolery in that picture!

Have a great weekend!!

Posted by laurie at June 27, 2008 9:40 AM