I won a couple of giveaways lately.
I won $25 of Superior thread during Elm Street Quilt's BagIt series in December. It took me several weeks to where I could peruse the thread pages at Superior Threads to decide what to get.
In the end, I picked three serger cones to try and step up my serger thread game - I'm prone to using what's already threaded - as in black cones or white cones. By just changing the upper looper cone, I can add some pizazz.
The small spool is King Tut Quilting thread - made in Japan of longer staple cotton. It's a variegated thread that is very pretty to me.
It will, knowing me, take about four years to actually open the plastic wrap and use this. I have a penchant for new, shiny things and sometimes, you just have to pet new things for a bit while the perfect project percolates up to the surface.
I didn't win the zippers - this etsy store, ZipIt, is my personal fave for ordering zippers. They come *instantly* within two days and they always provide a free zipper pull for fun.
SewMamaSew hosts a giveaway series in November - Handmade Holidays where you can see new sewing tutorials and also comment to win crafty books each day.
I won the new Cath Kidston book, SEW!, and it's a delight to drool over the pages and dream.
My final pics are of a dish towel, I literally, figuratively, stumbled over at Fancy Tiger Crafts.
I wandered into the site from elsewhere, and found this $7.95 dish towel of awesomeness.
Cotton, printed with sewing and crafting notions. You have to pay shipping but it's still cheaper than the pineapple dish towel I bought in Hawaii. Or the ones my DD buys me from Alaska. I might have a thing for dish towels.
My significant other tends to wipe his mouth and hands first and then wash them (guys.)
My towels gets used wrongly so I need a lot of them. I love picking them up at estate sales for a buck (50 cents even) from that persons' travels around the world. Touristy towels tend to be pricey originally and made of linen and cotton.
I bought one to check quality. These may be bought again to use as gifts. Who doesn't need a new dish towel?