Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January GiveAway 1

We've discovered Craigslist. And selling stuff that, who knew?, we thought might have to go out. And some good stuff too.
And, maybe you read the classifieds at Pattern Review, maybe you don't. But I just sold almost my whole collection of BWOF. I have a few issues left from 2004 and 2005, including that famous "Twist top" issue.
Something's got to go, and I decided I'd start with the BWOF mag's.

The Giveaway
And, some of what I'm going to part with will go to you, my blog-friends.
The RULES - if you don't follow them your name won't go into the RNG (random number generator) to win one of these giveaway items.
  • Be a follower of this blog
  • leave a comment on this post
  • Include in the comment the # which you want to be in drawing for. I don't want to pick whether to send you the cookbooks or the pocket maker - you choose - but only choose one
That's it. Easy Peasy.
#1set of "The Beautiful" cookbooks.

#2Welt pocket maker. These went through a resurgence of popularity a few years back and people were paying big bucks for them on ebay. I found a few in a drawer at Eunice Farmer Fabrics, and bought this one. Obviously, I've never used it, it's still sealed in the plastic. I'm not sure why this is necessary, but, if you want it, it can be yours.

#3
3 1/2 yds knit print from Gorgeous Fabrics

#4Adele Margolis book Fashion Sewing for Everyone
This is one of Carolyn's favorite texts. If you read Carolyn, you know that she swears by Adele Margolis. The information is good. And, it's an old book, so you get a LOT of information, and not a lot of pictures. IMO this is a good thing.

ok, comments are open. I'll close them Saturday night or Sunday morning, and do the drawing over the weekend.

Packing: Sorting and Divesting
This is so much harder than I thought it would be.
There, I've emptied out 1/2 a shelf, can I keep the others?

Sold on Craigslist - Baldwin Lamps

Drapery Workroom supplies that have been languishing in my workroom.


Going to be listed on the classifieds at Pattern Review
  • My CoverPro 1000 coverstitch machine
  • Enough yardage of the Burberry raincoating to make a trench


  • Some fabulous 2 sided faux fur and the coordinate faux suede


  • And enough of that Big eyelet and Broadcloth to go under it to make a trench or one of those full shirtdresses. The color is buttercream.

47 comments:

Nanci said...

I'd like to be in drawing #1, the cookbooks...

Glad you found Craigslist - it waS a Godsend for us when we moved. I loved how quickly the stuff sold, and without the hassle of eBay.

Good luck with things!

sdBev said...

Yes yes yes I'm a follower and would love to have Adele's book.

Toby Wollin said...

I'm lusting for Adele!!

Mary said...

Please enter me in drawing #4. I once furnished an entire apartment thanks to Craigslist!

Sewfast said...

They are all good prizes...#3 for me...Ann's fabric is always a welcome addition to my stash!!! Thanks Marji!

NGLaLALa said...

I would like to be in the drawing for #3! Thank you so much! I need to look at the classifieds more often for your fabric pieces. :)

Daisy said...

This is so generous of you! The fabric, #3, is what I'd choose. Thanks!

Jenny said...

I want everything! But put me in for #3, please. That fabric is BEAUTIFUL and I'm trying not to buy much (any).

Mardel said...

I love following your blog and love Craigslist and Freecycle for divesting myself of stuff. That said please don't put me in any drawings. I have the things I want, I love the fabric from Ann but am drowning in a sea of knits and otherwise don't need anything.

You are making fabulous progress.

Cindy said...

I love Adele Margolis' books. I have never seen this one! Sign me up for #4.

Doesn't feel good to unload and get organized? I need to do the same on this end!

cindy3935 said...

include me in # 3 good luck with the move and selling

Nancy (nanflan) said...

#3. That fabric is great! Good luck with your downsizing!

lin3arossa said...

Count me in on #3, please!
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Sandra said...

Hi Marji, I've been enjoying following your blog for a while now. Please include me in the draw for #4 Adele's book (and if I'm the lucky winner then I'll happily pay the OS postage to Australia). Hope the move goes smoothly.

lin3arossa said...

How much do you want for that raincoating fabric, by the way?

BeeBee said...

Best of luck with your clearing out. I can't imagine how hard this must be. Please put me in for drawing #4.

Lisette M said...

I can't imagine downsizing my book collection, I have tried and I never make much space in my bookshelves...good luck.
By the way I would love #3

Sharon said...

I would love to be in the draw for #4 Adele's book (and as Sandra has said I'm happy to pay the postage to Australia).

How do you decide what goes, this is why I have an attic LOL.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

A gorgeous knit print fabric? I'm in for #3! Thanks Marji.

I cannot imagine what a basket case I'd be if forced to downsize everything. Stay strong!

Stash said...

Hi Marji,

I follow you and think I started following from my old blog even though you are on my blog lists on both blogs...old and new.

I sold a ton of stuff on Craigs list when I moved. Very handy and no shipping.

I would like to be included for drawing number 3. I love that fabric and already have Adele's book. This is fun!

Sabine said...

Please enter me for #4!

I've been reading your blog mainly through Bloglines but have now become a follower.

JenSA said...

Great idea Marji.

I'd love to be in the draw for #1 those cookbooks look lovely. I have way too many sewing books and fabric for now.

Julie said...

Enter me in drawing for #4, please. I'm always a sucker for a sewing/fashion book.

You are doing a fantastic job paring down! Can you come over and help me get rid of stuff????

Cisa said...

I'd love to be in the drawing for #3, it's really lovely fabric and I've been dying to work with a border print for a while now. Congrats on Craigslist! It can be a really great venue!

BetsyV said...

Drawing #4, please.

I love Craig's List - buying/free/selling/giving away/finding tenants for our apartments. It's all good - for us anyway!

Will check out your PR classifieds, too

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

What tough decisions you have to make.
I'm a book person ~ so #4 - Adele Margolis book ~ for sure. I will gladly pay postage to Canada.

gwensews said...

Oh, what nice giveaways. Please put me in the drawing for the Margolis book, #4.

iamthespark said...

I'm not sure what you mean by follower, but you're on my Bloglines feed. does that count? That fabric is beautiful, but everyone else thinks so too, so I'd love to be considered for #2. I'd like to learn how to make those.

EMC said...

Would you please put me in the drawing for #3 - the knit print? Those colors are great!

Good luck with all your divesting - I think it would be hard but exciting to change your way of life so radically.

Thank you for sharing!

-EMC

Tracey said...

I am a follower and I would love to be in the drawing for #3 the Georgeous Fabrics prints. Thanks for the great giveway!

Melodye said...

Hi Marji, I'm interested in number 4, please. I don't envy you at all. We're cleaning and purging here. No, we're not moving just getting of things we've been hanging onto for years!

Dana said...

Oooo, it's like the playing the sewing lottery!

Please enter my name for the pocket maker.

Martha Cox said...

I have you in my feeds on Google reader. Does that mean I'm a follower :)

I love the fabric! #3... keeping my fingers crossed!

Sherril said...

Marji, when you finish clearing things out at your house, can you come do the same at mine? I'd love to own #4 the Margolis book.

Frances said...

Hi Marji, in our part of the world we use the Gumtree (www.gumtree.com) for classifieds. Please put me in the draw for #4!

kiltsnquilts said...

I would love the book, #4 along with lots of others Lol! I am willing to pay postage to NZ if I am lucky enough to win:-)

I used to dread having to purge and sort out every 3 years or so when my DH was in the Forces - I invariably gave up something I later regretted!

mjb said...

I'd choose #4 - thanks!

Sue said...

All your giveaways are great. I have a hard time choosing. Being a sewing book addict and a big Adele Margolis fan, please put me in the drawing for #4. Thanks and good luck with the move.

AmeliaSews said...

Marji- Good luck with your move and divesting yourself of many loved objects. I know we tried to get rid of books when we moved from California to Wisconsin - when my husband and I were done 82 boxes came with us and one got donated to the library...
As a book lover, I'd love to be in the drawing for #4.
Thanks.

Joyce in NC said...

Please enter me for drawing #3 for the knit fabric.
Thanks

Linda T said...

Oh, Oh, I'd love a chance at #3 the knit fabric! You must be really strong willed to be able to get rid of so many treasures!

Vicki said...

Wow, what a big job you have ahead of you. I have a lot of stuff to give away still from our move. And curtain stuff is some of it. I don't think we have a Craigs list here, but I may try Ebay. Now for the givaway, I would love #4

Lisa said...

#3 is gorgeous! I'd love to be entered in the drawing for the fabric. I *heart* Gorgeous Fabrics.

Elle said...

#4! Please put me in the drawing for the book! And, yep, I'm a follower!

Kaye said...

I'm looking for BWOF July 2005, do you still have it?

Laura said...

I'd love to be in the drawing for Adele's book.

Craig's list is a wonderful place to divest of stuff we no longer want.

emadethis said...

I'd love to be in the drawing for the book.