Sunday, April 26, 2009

Blog Winners

All you have to do to enter ---is leave a comment, even to say hello is great, but leave your email addy in your comment, OK? Good Luck...
We have blog winners from the April Give-away. I've selected three email addresses and will continue to offer a blog give-away each month. Please be sure to leave your email address with this posting for the May give-away. We will announce another blog winner May 25th.
Again, really need those email addys to enter the drawing.

The winners are Patricia Morello, Tatting Chic and Gail M. You all will receive private emails requesting addresses. Your packages of goodies will ship the week of May 5th. This is a small way that I can express my gratitude for your visits to the RibbonSmyth Emporium.

The block featured in this posting was designed to be visually pleasing no matter what direction the block was placed. It is still a WIP needing silk ribbon work and additional embellishing but I really like using Taupe, Burgundy and Cinnamon together. I've used as a centerpiece, a beaded lace sample from a Paris Couture house, that was scavaged by dumpster diving. Or that is the story I was told when I was in La Bourboule. Again I used raw edge applique and burned the edges of some of the silk pieces. At the farm, in our farmhouse, we have a new two-story back staircase that is in need of major decorating. Never met a wall filled with vintage pictures, that I did not like. An empty wall is an unhappy wall. And I also fill every bathroom wall with vintage photographs and textiles. I have painted the staircase walls mocha and now am assembling fabrics to create a horizontal wall-hanging and a vertical wall-hanging which will be hung on two walls. The horizontal wall-hanging will be hung 12 feet above the balcony landing and the Vertical wall-hanging will be displayed ascending the staircase. And so far my sketches feature no binding. The edges will be finished but with fibers and beads and will have movment in each block. Will post the progress of each block on the blog.

51 comments:

donnarae said...

Vickie, you are so generous! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Donna

SY said...

Hi Vickie,
How do we sign up for the give-away? I can't find a place to go to!!

TattingChic said...

Very cool!!! I was just catching up and saw this post! WOW! I'm so excited!! Thank you so much! I sooooo want to get into SRE and CQ-ing so that I have someplace beautiful to put my tatted scraps!! I can't thank you enough!

You can access my blog from clicking on "TattingChic" if you ever want to leave a comment there. (I don't leave my email in comments sections)

I do have an email on the way to you now! :)

DD Wilson said...

I am trying to sign up for the give-away, I love your site and all of your yummy products. I did not know you had a blog as well. Hurrah

Cathy said...

Just placed another order after I read your email of sale items.

I'm new to CQ and loving every minute of it.

Your work is definitely inspiring.

Cathy
labaths@netins.net

Gail said...

Vickie, please add my name. I am really enjoying the blocks you have shared.

galynn92347ATyahooDotcom

Cathy K said...

Vick, love your block-in-progress! You are always "pushing the envelope" , and your use of "shabby" lace bits has inspired me to take a look at those pieces I have that I've always deemed "not nice enough" to be on a block. Love all your stuff, as any look at my stash will tell you! ;-) Hugs, Cathy

Vickie said...

cathyk,
you are so kind. never met a bit of lace i did not like! scraps of anything are filled with potential.
and maybe it's just where i am, but raw edges are a design element. stack pieces of lace on top of each other allowing a bit of each lace edge to show and tack down with beads and sequins...

Debbie said...

Thanks, Vickie. Count me in for the next giveaway drawing. I'll take anything you want to give away! My email can be found in my blog profile.

Sandy said...

i'm new to crazy quilting and the whole embellishment thing... and i LOVE it! your site is a real treasure of goodies. thanks! i'm excited to be in your drawing.
sandy sitzman
twistin@teleport.com

Patricia said...

Oh my goodness! Went to read my emails and read in the newsletter that I'm an April winner! I am so excited. I have had my hubby in hospital for the past week (looks like another week to go) and have been having lots of time to sit and stitch and embellish. Can't wait for what is sure to be a box of inspiration! Thank you so much.
Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings
www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com
www.patriciarose-apotpourriof.blogspot.com
pmorello@citlink.net

Tsunamis said...

Ohhh please enter me in the Blog give-away and thank you for your generosity. Love that little Pearl that you have rescued. She is just beautiful. mccarthy.lorraine at gmail dot com

Rosalind said...

Hi Vickie,
I find just looking at your wares makes me want to create and would love to sign up for the give-away!
I can be reached via my blog above.
:o)
Ros

jackie said...

I'd love to have my name added to the pot! Now I'm off to browse through your gorgeous store!
jackie smith
dixiespell@aol.com

Kathy said...

Hi Vickie,
Thank you for this chance to enter your give-away. Were you at the Lancaster show in April? Unfortunately I couldn't make it. Maybe next year.

Kathy said...

Vicki,
Click on my name to go to my blog for email.

crazy chick said...

Vicki, your work is so inspring, it certainly has an elegance to it that cannot be duplicated. Thanks for sharing your beauties and thanks for your thoughtfullness in a blog give away. Christi Paulton
cqcrazy@nnex.net

GailM. said...

Wow, I won... I'll send you an email.

maktjk9 said...

Your work is amazing. Thanks for being so inspiring to all of us.

Mary Ann

maktjk9@aol.com

Betsy said...

Hi Vickie,
I am sorry that your group is no longer creating the Bra Calendars. I really enjoyed them and hope that one day you may consider doing them again. I would love a new one for my collection. And they were for such a good cause.
Betsy
email:thecobbs2@Yahoo.com

Vicky said...

Hi Vickie,
Thanks for your beautiful blog. I really like your idea of raw edge applique for the cq block. I'm thinking that fusible might also work instead of basting, what do you think? Thanks again, Vicky

FredaB said...

Hi Vickie

I have just been reading down your blog and your blocks are spectacular. You have such a way with the silk ribbon and lace. I wish I lived closer so I could come over for some lessons. At least I can see your eye candy on the web. Next best thing.

Are you going to be in Omaha this July?

Hugs

FredaB

Vickie said...

Freda, thank you for your kind comments. love watching how blocks take shape. it is like playing with puzzle pieces. i don't think omaha is in my future this year...house guests to enjoy...maybe omaha next year!

SY said...

I'm gonna guess that we're to leave our email address here in order to enter the drawing. so I'm sy, @ imsyfi @ yahoo.com. I am a big fan of your work Vickie, and also of your store!!

Sharon said...

Wow Vickie this would be a wonderful prize, thank you for the opportunity...

Ann Flowers said...

I love the coloring of your block. It is beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity for a blog giveaway!! meres my email address: flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Again gorgeous work. You are inspiring!!

Ann

Skye said...

Hi Vickie! What an opportunity you are giving us "newbies"..My name is Skye and my email address is SkyeFW@yahoo.com...My fingers are crossed..Thank you..hugs,Skye

lakenreich said...

Hi Vicki-I love your blog-thanks for writing it.. Hugs Leslie lesliekenreich@hotmail.com

rand said...

Hi Vickie what beautiful work in the blog.thanks for the give-away,it's very nice idea.
E-mail: quetzal_809@yahoo.com

Arwa said...

Hi Vickie,very colorful work,realy great site
E.mail: nov.sun08@yahoo.com

quiltlion said...

Your WIP is so awesome! Lyn G glynpg@yahoo.com

Dianne said...

How beautiful your blocks always are! I'm new to CQ and really enjoy your website. Am always drooling over something there and didn't even realize you have a blog til someone told me! I'm trying to learn CQ from scratch - cannot even embroider but I'm practicing my stitches and piecing my first block now.

Thank you for your generous offer in this contest.

Di at dialwatson@gmail.com

Amy said...

Hi! Love your blog! Thanks!

watuwando@comcast.net

Linda said...

Vicki I am impressed not only with your talent, but with your most giving heart and spirit.
Linda
plsb@eastlink.ca

Connie said...

Forgot to leave my email: cwkalina@aol.com
Blog: http://cwkalina.blogspot.com/

Suzanne said...

How nice you are Vickie! What a lovely thing to do. Your products I now have in my budding stash are wonderful.
Suzanne8230@yahoo.com

Thelma said...

Hello Vickie, please sign me up for the drawing.
thelma_bradshaw@yahoo.com

Susan/CqLily said...

Vicki,
Your shop is full of gorgeous things. Of course, I would also love to win something...but nevertheless, I will always be back to 'look around' and hopefully, shop!
Thanks,
Susan Robinson
susan.robin81@yahoo.com

Shari said...

I was very interested in your wall hanging and story about its design. Thanks for the opportunity to wign up for this giveaway. I heard about your drawing at StitchMap, a new mentoring and Stash Angel group. I see many of the ladies from that group have come to visit you too. My email addy is LadyJSpice@aol.com

Quayceetatter said...

Great products and love the silk ribbon and dyes. It would be a dream for any of us to win your give-away!!
Linda M
http://quayceetatter.blogspot.com

Helen said...

I've always loved your beautiful work Vickie.Thank you so much for offering more of your wonderful threads and embellishments.
Helen

genista@dodo.com.au
eastlynnecottage.blogspot.com

Ruby said...

I love blog giveaways! Thank you. New to CQ and your store and blog. Great inspiration. Will be back.

Ruby

dixielee@intrstar.net

yayaladybug said...

Just a simple "HI VICKI" . . . love the chance to win some beautiful, beautiful ribbon . . .
LindaB
yayaladybug@yahoo.com

m|sa said...

Hi Vickie...

you are so generous.. and the give-away so cool..

Count me in.. LOL..

misa, MY
ribbonrepublic@gmail.com

Susan/CqLily said...

Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy your gorgeous ribbons and also to see your beautiful blog! Always enjoy!

Susan
susan.robin81@yahoo.com

Margaret said...

Thank you for the chance to win more "goodness, gracious-ness" for my stash! And thanks for making our CQ opportunities endless! margaretbetz@aol.com

Reflections of life and art said...

Hi Vickie....please include me in this great giveaway. I'm new to the CQ world and have no clue where to begin! Noel

Reflections of life and art said...

Ooops..forgot to leave my emial address...it's palleon53@yahoo.com
I know you can click on the name and find the email but the instructions say to leave it in the comments....:-)

Mary said...

Count me in Vickie!!

crazymary@austin.rr.comc

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kerry leslie said...

Hi Vickie! Count me in please!
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com