Thursday, March 31, 2016

I hope you have enjoyed National Crochet Month and Crochetville's designer blog tour.  Join me in thanking Amy Shelton and Donna Hulka in putting this all together!

All the winners have been notified, they have selected their winnings, which have been packed/mailed, and all tracking numbers sent out to winners. Congratulations Sharon, Regina, Jessica, Julie, Maria, Amanda, & Dana!!!

As a textile/crochet historian and designer, I collect crochet books and often end up with duplicates.  I have tried selling on eBay, but that was unsatisfactory and have learned that I prefer to give my duplicates to go to those who would appreciate them most.  I have seven lots of books for give-away (free to anyone in the US, and for the cost of postage for anyone outside of the US). To be eligible to be randomly selected, leave a "NatCroMo" note to me on this blog or Facebook private message, by midnight April 1, 2016.  If you receive a "good luck" note from me, you will know that you have been entered.  The seven lots are below and the randomly selected winners will get their choice in order of their selection.

1) Raffino, Jonelle & Mapstone, Prudence.  Freeform Style (2009)
                      North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH.
2) Wiseman, Nancie M. Crochet with Wire (2005) Interweave Press,
                      Loveland, CO.
3) Fisch, Arline. Crocheted Wire Jewelry (2009) Lark Books, Asheville,
                      NC.
4) Dowde, Jenny. Freeform Knitting & Crochet (2004) Sally Milner
                       Publishing Pty Ltd, Bowral, Australia.
5) Six crochet booklets in varying condition:
                       Spool Cotton Co. Pot holders to the Rescue #164
Nun's Crochet Twist Instruction Book #852
Clark's Ruffled Doilies #253
Spool Cotton Co. Doilies #184
Clark's Pineapples on Parade #241
J&P Coats & Clark's The Pick of the Pineapples #287
6) Six crochet booklets in varying condition:
                       Laura Bed Dolls & Sweet Dreams
Lily Smart Crochet
J&P Coats & Clark's Quick Crochet #300
Weldon's Crochet Accessories
Lily Crochet Book 1300
Nat'l Crochet Bureau Prize Winning Crochet Designs
7) Six crochet booklets in varying condition:
                       Fuchs' Dress & Suit Fashions in Wool Vol. 108
Fuch's Fun Fashions in Wool Vol. 121
J&P Coats & Clark's Priscilla Filet Crochet #317
Nat'l Crochet Bureau Prize Winning Crochet Designs
J&P Coats & Clark's Prize Winners #257
Ely's Pointers for Crocheting & Knitting

By the way, I had intended to provide a free pattern, but life got in the way.  I am sorry.  Check out my website: http://threadwinder.info/ for more information about my designs and publications.  Nothing for sale at this time.

79 comments:

  1. NATCroMo-Karen, I have followed you for years and you still continue to amaze and inspire me. Thank you for sharing you wonderful work! Best, Barbara (barbaraworn.wurtz#gmail.com)

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    1. Thank you Barbara, Good luck to you on my giveaway.

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    2. Thanks for the NatCroMo giveaway. Very generous of you to offer these interesting crochet publications.

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    3. Marsha, you snuck in there! Almost missed you. Good luck to you on my NatCroMo giveaway!

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  2. Hi Karen, Happy NatCroMo...Thanks again for your generosity and a chance to win in your wonderful giveaway...I really enjoy following you on FB...love all the talent you share and very interesting finds...I'm in awe of your many talents...I'm glad I found you 4 years ago on NatCroMo tour!! :) Regina(sassyblue24@aol.com)

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    1. Thank you Regina, Good luck to you on my giveaway.

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    2. Congratulations Reggie! You are Number 2 in my NatCroMo giveaway! That means you get your choice of 6 lots (after Number 1 makes her selection). PM me on Facebook or eMail me at threadwinder@aol.com with your address ASAP. Please contact me no later than 9:45 am EDT tomorrow (4/3/16) or you will forfeit your win. Warm Regards, Karen

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    3. Reggie, Number 1 selected #3--Fisch's Crocheted Wire Jewelry. When you send me your address, please also indicate your choice of the remaining lots.

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  3. I love the rabbit holes that you have lead me to. Keep sharing the love of fibre arts. :)

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    1. Thank you Willena, Is your note a "NatCroMo" note. In other words do you want to be entered in my giveaway?

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  4. What a fun giveaway! I see from Facebook that you are not far from me. I'm in Alexandria, VA. Happy NatCroMo! I look forward to seeing more of your work. -Rita Zimmerman

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    1. Thank you for your comments Rita. Good luck to you in my giveaway!

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    1. Good luck to you in my giveaway, Amanda!

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    2. Congratulations Amanda! You are Number 7 in my NatCroMo giveaway! That means you get the last remaining lot (after Number 6 makes her selection). PM me on Facebook or eMail me at threadwinder@aol.com with your address ASAP. Please contact me no later than 10:15 am EDT tomorrow (4/3/16) or you will forfeit your win. Warm Regards, Karen

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  6. Thanks so much, Karen. What a nice giveaway. Enjoyed reading about your work on Crochetville today. :)

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    1. You didn't include "NatCroMo" in your note, but because of your other comments I am guessing you wish to be entered in my giveaway. Correct me if I am wrong. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  7. Thanks for your NatCroMo giveaway! I love collecting pretty rocks. Your NC Necklace is a great way to display them!

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    1. Thanks for your comments Mona. Good luck in my NatCroMo giveaway!

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  8. Thanks for the opportunity to add to my crochet book collection through your NatCroMo giveaway. Your creations are very unique, and I have to tell you that I was really looking forward to receiving your dogwood pattern . We have a dogwood tree in our memorial garden and it is one of my favorite flowers, even though it is not our state (Washington) flower. kroshay@hughes.net

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    1. Hi Kroshay, Thank you for your comments. Good luck in my NatCroMo giveaway! I am sorry about the dogwood pattern, I just have too much on my plate. But I plan to post it here toward the end of April. I will advertise it on FaceBook when I do. I like your Id--"Kroshaay". Reminds me of "Crow Shay Hook" in Mary Francis Knit and Crochet Book: https://archive.org/details/maryfrancesknitt00frye

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    2. Hi, Karen. Is there a way to get a list of the winners. I have seen some of your posts to winners, but not all of them. I just don't want to miss out if I am one of them and didn't know.

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  9. I found you last year on the blog tour and have loved following all of your beautiful posts. It's been interesting to see we share more than just crochet in our interests :) Thank you for the opportunity to win and good luck to everyone!

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    1. Thank you Theresa, Yes I am interested in SO many different things, it is actually difficult to curtail all my interests. You did not say "NatCroMo in your post, but based on your comment I am assuming you wish to be entered in my NatCroMo giveaway. Good luck to you.

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    2. Oh, I got so excited to find you on the tour, I forgot all the details. Thank you for entering me :)

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  10. I found you during last year's NatCroMo event and I'm so glad I did. You make such wonderful designs! I would welcome any of these books if I was lucky enough to win. Thank you so much for this chance!
    --Jessica D
    i_love_books at aol dot com

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    1. Thank you for your compliments Jessica. Good luck in my NatCroMo giveaway.

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    2. Congratulations Jessica! You are Number 3 in my NatCroMo giveaway! That means you get your choice of 5 lots (after Number 2 makes her selection). PM me on Facebook or eMail me at threadwinder@aol.com with your address ASAP. Please contact me no later than 9:45 am EDT tomorrow (4/3/16) or you will forfeit your win. Warm Regards, Karen

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  11. Hi Karen, I love all things crochet! Now, I am getting more into beads, freeform and some vintage (maybe because I am!). Anyway, I would have a hard time choosing if I won one of those lots!! Thanks so much, Julie. JULEE12@aol.com

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    1. I guess I need to be more explicit. I meant for people to include "NatCroMo" in their notes if they wish to be entered. Anyway it is clear from what you wrote, you do. So good luck Julee in my NatCroMo giveaway!

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    2. Congratulations Julee! You are Number 4 in my NatCroMo giveaway! That means you get your choice of 4 lots (after Number 3 makes her selection). PM me on Facebook or eMail me at threadwinder@aol.com with your address ASAP. Please contact me no later than 9:45 am EDT tomorrow (4/3/16) or you will forfeit your win. Warm Regards, Karen

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  12. NatCroMo has been so exciting ... this is my first year going on the blog tour and I LOVED it. Your designs are amazing and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to win some of your spare books! Thank you :)

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    1. You skipped over my comment, but I do want to be included in your giveaway :) :)

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    2. Grammy H., Sorry about skipping your comment. I had added you to my entries, just forgot to respond. Good luck in my NatCroMo giveaway!

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  13. I just love NatCroMo!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I am unsure whether to wish you luck on my NatCroMo giveaway---not sure if I will have difficulty identifying "Unknown".

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    2. For some reason my google account isn't recognized in your comment feature. My name is Sarah L and my Rav ID is slawson.

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    3. Thanks SaraL / slawson. I have added your name to the entries and now give you and unequivocal good luck!

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  14. This has been a great NatCroMo tour! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Thanks so much for the opportunity, Karen! I really love the history of knitting/crochet and the old pattern booklets, so it's been wonderful following your blog for the past year!

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    1. Whoops...forgot to add...I have enjoyed your NatCroMo interviews both this year and last year!

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    2. Carianne, Good luck on my NatCroMo giveaway! Re: this year's interview--I am suprised that no-one has asked me about the haunted laundromat.

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  16. Happy NATCROMO! I love that you collect these vintage books. I have a few that I cherish and would love to have more. Thank you for your giveaway!

    Cheers,
    Shauna

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    1. Shauna, Good luck on my NatCroMo giveaway!

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  17. Happy NatCroMo! I assume it isn't a happily haunted laundromat if it is one to be avoided?

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    1. Cawingcrow, Good Luck on my NatCroMo giveaway! It was Saturday night, we were about half-way through our vacation in England. I think we were near Lyme Regis and we found a laundromat! Since nearly all of our clothes were dirty, we were ecstatic to find a laundromat. We decided to take turns sorting, washing, drying and folding cloths. I had the first watch...crocheting in hand. While waiting for clothes to wash I noticed that empty machines would occasionally start washing or drying... Strange, I thought. I put first couple of loads in dryer and put a couple more loads in washers, avoiding those that seemed to have minds of their own. I folded some clothes, occasionally noticing that machines were stopping and starting on their own. Suddenly, mid-wash-cycle the washer with our clothes stopped...and it didn't start again. I looked all over the laundromat for a number to call in case of malfunction---none! Nearly all our dark clothes were in that washing machine! Ted and Paul arrived as I was finishing folding all the other clothes. Ted went to the nearby pub to inquire where he could get help and they called the man who was supposed to be watching over the laundromat during the owner's absence. No response. We went to our B&B with 3/4 of our clothes that night. The following morning, wondering what we were going to do, we made another visit to the laundromat. Our clothes were on the table, washed, dried, and neatly folded. It looked like someone had taken a tire-iron to the washer the clothes had been in. We did not see anyone to thank.

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    2. And the washer would not open---it was locked closed!

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    3. Cool story ... I doubt I'd ever be able to step into another laundromat if I'd witnessed that!

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  18. HAPPY NatCroMo Karen, Thanks, I have been a follower for sometime. I am your biggest Fan & I Enjoy your Post you share. Thanks for taking time out as you do.

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    1. Thank you Anna Bella Jonsie. Good luck on my NatCroMo giveaway.

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    2. Congratulations Anna Bella! You are Number 6 in my NatCroMo giveaway! That means you get your choice of 2 lots (after Number 5 makes her selection). PM me on Facebook or eMail me at threadwinder@aol.com with your address ASAP. Please contact me no later than 10:00 am EDT tomorrow (4/3/16) or you will forfeit your win. Warm Regards, Karen

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  19. Happy NatCroMo! I like your favorite destinations! I hope to make it out of this country just once in my life. Very nice giveaway you are providing us, thank you.

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    1. Thanks Jackie. Good luck in my NatCroMo giveaway.

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  20. Thank you for the generous NatCroMo giveaway! I've really enjoyed following this year's posts. I will do my best to avoid haunted laundromats in my travels.

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    1. LOL "Unknown". Unfortunately, I am not sure how to deal with unknowns, so I don't know how to enter you in my giveaway.

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  21. Hi Karen! Great NatCroMo interview. So happy to have found your blog. I am also a huge fan of vintage crochet and freeform. I really admire your work.
    -Twisted1 on Ravelry

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    1. Thanks Loren. You may want to check out my website too. Lots of good info out there--My son calls it my database! Seems to me I have had discussions with you on Ravelry? Anyway, good luck on my NatCroMo giveaway!

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  22. It was very nice to get to know you through the NatCroMo2016. I have been crocheting for 50+ years and have always loved vintage patterns, I got my love of vintage from my mother. Crocheted beading pieces, especially necklaces is something I'd like to learn someday.

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    1. I have been crocheting 60 years, but still learning too. I have done a fair bit of bead crochet but want to learn to do it like Judith Bertoglio Griffin's pattern graphing crocheted bead ropes http://www.amazon.com/Patterns-Graphing-Bead-Crochet-Ropes/dp/1511784520/ref=pd_sim_14_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1TXSRXXA2DCXVF3ARAB9 . Good luck in my NatCroMo giveaway Debbie!

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  23. Natcromo thank you for your interesting blog and for a chance at your giveaway.

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    1. Jenny, Good luck in my NatCroMo giveaway!

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  24. NatCromo2016 has been a blast! You got me wondering about what happened at the haunted laundromat!

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    1. Good luck on my NatCroMo giveaway Natalie. Check out my 3/32 12:17 pm response to cawingcrow for the laundromat.

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  25. Thank you for the great NatCroMo2016 give away. Loved reading your interview.

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  26. What a great giveaway!!! I love the older vintage patterns!!!

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  28. I enjoyed seeing you on the NatCroMo express this year. I love love Vintage Patterns/books and Hope to win a set for my ever growing collection

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    1. Maria, Good luck to you on my NatCroMo giveaway!

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    2. Congratulations Maria! You are Number 5 in my NatCroMo giveaway! That means you get your choice of 3 lots (after Number 4 makes her selection). PM me on Facebook or eMail me at threadwinder@aol.com with your address ASAP. Please contact me no later than 10:00 am EDT tomorrow (4/3/16) or you will forfeit your win. Warm Regards, Karen

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  29. Thanks for the NatCroMo giveaway!

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    1. girliefriend, Good luck to you on my NatCroMo giveaway!

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  30. I will not be taking any more entries---selection process taking place.

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  31. I am going very low tech on this all the names are on slips of paper and are in a jar. Seven will be blindly selected and selectees will get to choose their preference of lots in order of their selections. If I do not hear back from selectees within 24 hours of their notification another person will be selected.

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