Monday, October 26, 2009

Free Give Away for Craft Bloggers

I want to share a little secret which will help you to achieve expert results with your sewing projects.

As a teacher of patchwork, quilting and hand embroidery I picked up this secret long ago. It's not a secret that is heavily guarded, nor difficult to learn yet I am amazed at how many sewers are yet to discover its importance.

I won't keep you in suspense any longer, my secret is all about adequate lighting.

Now stay with me here. Let me ask you a question.
Do you have the correct lighting for your sewing needs.
And I don't mean an over head light hanging from your ceiling.
I mean a strong light that can be directed over your sewing so you can clearly see what you are doing.

Years ago  I came to realize the importance of lighting and ventured to my local lighting shop. After explaining my plight to the helpful sales assistant I was advised to purchase a floor lamp that had a pivoting action. This elbow effect meant that I was able to position the light over the top of my work without annoying the TV watchers in the room, and it also meant that I could sew during hot summer evenings without
perspiration dripping from me.

What a relief.

That fabulous light, bought almost 15 years ago, is still the same light I use today.
It has become a dear friend to me and has seen me through many a sewing project.

Getting adequate lighting is a must if you are serious about your sewing, and your eyes will thank you as well.

So let me ask you again what is the lighting situation in your craft area?
If it's not that great then I have some exciting news for you.

 My friends at  Buysterlighting  have generously decided to join forces with Stitching Cow for an incredible give away.

We want to give one lucky sewer a free floor lamp, valued at over $100.00

It has a stylish black finish and one of those fabulous adjustable arms so that you can position the light over the top of your work area. Perfect for hand and machine sewers.

 Click here for more information about this lamp.

Entering this generous give away is very simple, although you do need to be a blogger and living in Australian.(Sorry international bloggers this one is not for you)

All you have to do is:
* link Stitching Cow in your list of favourite blogs
* include the banner below on your blog linking back to Stitching Cow

 Just right click and save the image to your computer. Next add the graphic to your blog embedding the link

Then leave your comment here together with a link back to your blog for verification, it's that easy. Also let me know what you would like to see more of on the Stitching Cow blog.

Oh and please check that you do not have the "no reply" installed because I will need to be able to contact you if you win.

Just imagine you could be the winner and enjoying this quality lamp in your home, you'll wonder how you ever did without it.
Good luck!

The winner will be announced December 1st 2009

Warmly Lenna

PS And don't forget to let your other sewing friends know about this amazing give away, they will thank you for the tip.


Jo in TAS said...

Fabulous giveaway Lenna! My lighting is very average and my eyesight will suffer for it if I don't invest in a quality light especially since I do most of my stitching in the evening.
I have a link to you under my Tassie Bloggers List and I'll add a comment about the giveaway in my next post
Have a lovely week

Stephanie and Carlos said...

How wonderful are you!!!?? I must say I tend to rely on natural light as it just feels nice on the eyes but towards the end of the day I stop sewing as there isn'tr enough light from my lamp. Your blog is in my creative blog roll on the left of my blog

I'll add your badge too!! YAY..

xo Steph

Lizzie said...

Wonderful giveaway, I've put the button and link on my sidebar and will keep my fingers crossed for excellent lighting arrangements in the future ;o)
Thanks, Lizzie

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank You Lenna...just what I need!!! I have put you on my sidebar with a link back to you♥x

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neca84 said...

Wonderful giveaway Lenna, I was only saying AGAIN to hubby the other day I need a good light that won't interrupt everyone else when I use it !!!

I have put a link to you in my sidebar and will mention the offer in my next blog, I have mentioned your blog on mine in the past as well.

Lisa said...

What timing! I was just working on an art journal and inwardly grousing because I couldn't see! I linked you and put your badge on my blog! :)

Thanks so much Lenna!

The Handmaden said...

I would love to win this! I already have you in my favourites list, but I'll leave a post linking back to the giveaway.
Fingers crossed!

Kim said...

Awesome giveaway!!! Thank you. I would love to have some good lighting to do my sewing, stitching and reading. I have put the button on my blog, and have you in my favorites. I have also posted your giveaway on my blog.

Bev C said...

Hello Lenna, Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I will put your little badge on my sidebar with a link back to you. My lighting at the moment is a candle I really need to win this one!!!!
Happy days.

clara said...

Alas, I'm not a blogger and I live in the Netherlands, but I want tell you about my lightning. I use a portable day-light lamp. I bring it everywhere I go for my sewing projects and at home it's on my table. Sitting comfortabel on the sofa I use a stand-up light with a day light lamp to. That is for now sufficient. For al the Australian bloggers: good luck with this giveaway and greetings from Holland.

Aud sin hobbyverden said...

Fabulous giveaway. I live north of the artic cirkle and its the dark time of the year. I,ll add you bagde too........

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi I have just started a blog, but just my name and thats all. waituing for someone in my hamily to travel here to help. I don't know how to do the stuff you said. But I want to congratulate you on such a generous giveaway anyway. i am sure the lucky winner will be thrilled to bits. i so enjoy your newsletters. Keep up the good, inspiring work!

simplestitches said...

Great're already in my favs list, as you always have some great ideas and loads of inspiration.
Would love a new lamp as the old one is just about on its last legs I think!
cheers Julz

Fran├žoise said...

ooo wonderfull!!!
best regards

Kizzy said...

I have link to you,We all need a good lighting I come to your blog a lot love it

Vanessa said...

I do live in the U.S. but that is ok. Lighting has been something I have been pondering over lately, Just received my first progressive lenses (bifoculs - no lines) and have been trying to do handwork - with frustration. I need LIght! I have been doing research on good light for needlework. Thanks for your post. Very helpful. Best whishes to those of you who participate in this awesome contest!!!

Bevy said...

Well, here is one time I am so sad that I live in the USA...

I agree with Lenna!! Get good (or better) lighting...Mine is only okay. I think about it alot, while I'm sewing - "I hope I'm not ruining my eyes".

Thanks for the reminder, Lenna. Best Wishes to all you lucky ladies eligable for this awesome giveaway.

Gloria J W said...

Wahooo...I've done it!! The very first time that I've put something on my brand new blog!! I think I'm clever and even if I don't win the light...I feel like a winner already! Rainbow smiles...Gloria

Wendy B said...

Hi Lenna,
Ive noticed my stitching getting worse due to eyesight...I've just begun wearing glasses and can't understand why my stitches weren't even anymore!!!! Thanks for the great tip! Ive added the button and link to my sidebar too...thanks for the fantastic giveaway!!! I'd love to see more 'everyday' tips like that one...ones that seem obvious but 'pass you by'!!!
sugary hugs
Wendy b 'o)

SandyN said...

What a great giveaway. Everyone needs natural light. As I am getting older, we all need a little help to see!

I have link your giveaway to my blog.

Sandy N

Metanoia said...

I agree, and I have 2 hallogen floor lamps that can pivot to any angle I want and have 2 brightness settings. One is always right next to my machine, the other I move around, even between rooms, depending on if I'm cutting, ironing, or whatever... it is also the lamp I use to provide good lighting for taking photos.

Sandi said...

Wowee! I need one of those for the loungeroom for when I stitch in the evening. What a great giveaway, you are so generous! I have added your blog to my bloglist :)

Margaret said...

Yep I have done that , your link is on my blog. Thanks for everthing that you have provided this year.

DAWNIE said...

Oh what a fabulous giveaway - I would love the joys of a new light as my eyesight is definitely not as good as it was a few years ago. I have linked you to my blog and have also put as a post on my blog.

Sue said...

Hi Lenna, firstly, congratulations on the release of your new BOM, lovely presentation.
Secondly, I have had a link to your blog on mine for a while now so it was easy entering this competition, thankyou for the opportunity

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Lenna, love to be in the draw for the are right about adequate lighting, especially night time....I have added the link to my blog...Warm Regards Lyn

Fiona said...

Just checking in :) Posted a link to my blog, but not sure how to put the banner up... hmmm, must ask one of the teenage boys in the house.
Talk soon,

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

It's the 1st of December which means I have drawn the lucky winner of the new free standing light.
Here is the result:
Random Integer Generator
Here is your random number:
Timestamp: 2009-12-01 09:04:30 UTC

Congratulations to Dawnie!
Thanks everyone for participating.



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