Wednesday, February 20, 2013

V-Day Giveaway project



Whether you know it or not, this flying squirrel has organized two giveaways since it squeaked her first hello to the world and she is wishing more to come. People would wonder why. Most probably, the squirrel is constantly curious to check if there is a *real* world behind the LCD, otherwise she is hoping to spread the love of sewing to the cyber space. Anyway, both the last two giveaways happened in February. So the squirrel thought that the next one has to happen in February again. No wonder that she thought, because it's easier for her tiny brain to remember when to do. What I suggested to this creature was that she could throw a giveaway on Valentine's Day so that only few people would notice its meaningless reason.

And yet, nothing has happened. It is almost a week after Valentine's Day today. Has she announced anything yet? Neh.
The squirrel seems to have deserted but I don't find her anywhere. She ran away without writing!

I am sorry. I'm writing this for a Valentine's Day giveaway on behalf of that irresponsible blogging creature. I hope you don't mind, thought it is obviously too belated for decent people. I hope you don't mind. I hope you don't mind. I can repeat it until you fall fast asleep.

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The prize of this small giveaway is a small sewing gadget. It is a magnetic pin carrying case which is very useful both indoor and outdoor. There are a few of this type of needle carriers, but as far as I know, this is the best with the right size, shape, needle visibility and magnetic power for the purpose. Naomi recommended this one at the workshop and I agree with her completely. It is very handy not only when attending sewing classes but also when keeping expensive/special needles intact in the drawer. If you are one of those who think that magnetic pin caddies are awfully useful, you would agree with me that this small case has much potential. I love it.


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If there is anyone who is interested in winning the prize, please leave your comment below. I am going to close the comment box at noon on 27th(JST=UTC+9) February (Wed) and will pick one winner by random drawing if there are more than one comment on this post. Anybody in any area on our planet can be involved in the draw. Please do not forget to fill in your e-mail address (which will not be disclosed to the public), because those comments without any valid e-mail address will not be included in the draw. Note that I will not accept those comments from squirrels/mice either.
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Happy sewing to you all!


Much love,
yosxoxo



P.S. I've changed an expression in this post to avoid misunderstanding. I wish that no one felt too uncomfortable with my writing.





 
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27th February 2013
Thank you all for the comments on the giveaway post!
I'm happy to announce that the random generator chose 6 among the numbers from 1 to 36, and therefore the winner is Sofie who left 6th comment on the post. Congratulations, Sofie!
Thank you every one of you for visiting my blog, I wish you a wonderful day.

Love,
yoshimi
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31 comments:

  1. How exciting - that pin caddy does look useful! I'll forgive little squirrels for running away ;-)

    Greetings from Africa, Frances

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  2. Silly flying squirrel! But then again, what would you expect from a squirrel that flies? I'd still like to win this pin needle carrying case, though...

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  3. What a lovely squirrel -- and marvelous pin caddy! Having that would inspire me to carry my sewing and mending out into the garden on nice days!

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  4. I always feel happy when I see a new post from Yoshimi! You always make such cute things.


    I had heard about those magnetic pin cases, but have never seen them in any fabric stores so I was beginning to think they were a myth. =)

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  5. You are so talented with a needle. I particularly enjoy reading about the garments you make from knits.

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  6. I'm glad I'm not a mouse or squirrel! This is a great giveaway. Count me in! Thanks

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  7. I would agree with you about this, Dear Elevated Squirrel. I like to take my hand work with me when I sit in doctors' offices waiting or go on trips. I cannot tell you the number of times I have frantically searched for my special needle when, of course, it was "safely" lodged in my fabric (sometimes). This would make it so much easier. Thank you for the chance.

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  8. Neat! I would like to win this.

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  9. I guess the squirrel has gone to look for her stash of nuts, only she's forgotten where she hid them, and so completely forgot about your Valentines giveaway.


    Thank you for doing this lovely giveaway. I would love to be included.

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  10. How lovely! And useful. Please add me to the draw!

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  11. Aw! Sometimes squirrels just have a mind of their own, ya know? ;-) That's a cool magnetic pin case--I needed that the other day when I was doing some hand sewing in the car! Thanks for the opportunity! :-)

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  12. Please enter me in the drawing.

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  13. It is so sweet of you to offer a giveaway like this. Your writing always brings a smile to my day. I would love to be entered into the drawing.

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  14. I always look forward to seeing your latest project. Your sewing is beautiful and so is your style! I'd love to win this little pin carrier!

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  15. Hey, sounds like a cool gadget! Don't think you're too late at all... it makes me feel like being on time, something rather rare ;-)
    Really like your Blog!

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  16. Ooooh. I've just been thinking I should get one of those. That way my cat can't help me scatter pins all over the floor as they get pulled out of whatever I'm sewing :)

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  17. This is a great prize, really very useful. Thanks for posting the giveaway. Greetings from Brazil :)

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  18. Carmen Bouchard aka CarmencitaFebruary 21, 2013 at 6:03 AM

    I have never seen this but now that I have, I do want one.

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  19. hahaha you are a sweetheart and this is awfully generous of you I don't think anything written by you could possibly annoy anyone XD. Count me in please.

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  20. You are so charming that you'd never ever offend, even if you tried really hard ;-)

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  21. :) Nothing lovelier than a surprise gift!

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  22. :) Nothing lovelier than a surprise gift!

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  23. Such a dear little squirrel... how could one ever be annoyed with him? He does have excellent taste in items for a V-Day giveaway!


    I can't imagine anyone being uncomfortable with your writing!

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  24. Japan seems to have the best sewing accessories! I'd like to participate in this giveaway! Thank you : )

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  25. I have never seen one of these cases, either! So useful! And your squirrel is so cute~

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  26. Dear Yoshimi, I'd like to be counted in, please!

    Love your sewingand your blog!

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  27. What a naughty squirrel leaving you to do her business. Shame shame :)

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  28. Count me in, please!
    I also wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog so I nominated you for a blogger award. Check out my blog for details. Cheers.
    bluejulesews.blogspot.com

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  29. i would love to enter! that case would be super useful. :)

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  30. What a clever little notion! When I need a little travel sewing kit I usually put a piece of clear duct tape on a baggie, and then put the pins through the duct tape inside the baggie. Not a very elegant solution.

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