Feeling Lucky

In case you didn’t already get the message, I LOVE our community. So creative and so generous, I am continually amazed with the giveaways that are ongoing. About a month ago, Quilter’s Candy Box had a giveaway. Guess who won? Yep, me. Lucky, lucky, lucky me!

Just in case you aren’t familiar with them, Quilter’s Candy Box is a brand, spanking new business run by Tracy and Elizabeth. It is a subscription service where you receive a box of quilty goodness in the mail each month. The first month of business for Tracy and Elizabeth was this month of June! On Instagram they have been actively marketing their fledgling business.  (You would be very wise to give them a follow on IG.)  They ran a giveaway for one free box in June and yours truly got very, very lucky that day.

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I received the box yesterday and had been waiting anxiously because there were some subscribers that had already received theirs and were flaunting all that goodness over various social media outlets. The box did not disappoint! The contents were generous and included lots of fun things like a charm pack, pattern, crafty items, sweets and more. Take a look at the adorable coffee mug up there! That will be happily used by this quilter for her morning coffee.

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This pattern is a special edition, created just for Quilter’s Candy Box, by Bonnie Olaveson. I have never tried Cathedral Windows so I look forward to making this. Take a closer look at this Serenity Charm pack. The colors are soothing and just so pretty.

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I’ll tell you right up front, when I make this project, it is staying with me. I love the fabric and I’m keeping this one!  Ok, let’s look a little further.

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I love these little labels. The colors remind me of Maureen Cracknell but as far as I know, she didn’t have any input here. They just look like her, don’t they?  Thread Wax.  Here I have to admit my lack of knowledge. I have never used it and don’t know what to do with it. Anyone want to give me a hint? Thank you!

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Here is this month’s treat. A lemon cookie. I haven’t tried it yet but it looks yummy. See the paperclip bookmark? I love it’s simplicity with one sweet button. It is currently holding my page on a new Anne Tyler book I started yesterday. (Are any of you Anne Tyler fans? I love her books and have read most of them.)

Here is the month’s crafty element.

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This little embroidery kit looks like fun. I have been thinking of giving embroidery a try after looking at the 25th anniversary piece I made for my parents all of 37 years ago. (You can read about that here.) Maybe this is the place I am meant to start.

This was indeed a box of treasures. Quilter’s Candy Box runs a monthly giveaway and if you are following them on either Facebook or Instagram (or both) you are sure to see when to enter to win. The monthly subscription is another way to take advantage.  I also checked in with Elizabeth to see if they was a way to order a box as a gift for someone without subscribing. This would make such a nice holiday gift for a quilter. (Note to my kids:  bookmark their site. Hint, hint.) While it might not be right for a person’s monthly budget, many quilter’s would certainly love to give (and to receive) this as a gift.  Elizabeth was quick to respond to my email:  “As for purchasing single boxes as a gift, we will have them available occasionally.  We will email our newsletter subscribers about it, and post about it on Facebook and Instagram.  We also hope to eventually have a few boxes that are always available (like a birthday box) for a one-time purchase.” I plan to keep an eye out for these opportunities.

Thanks so much Tracy and Elizabeth for this very fun box of pretties!

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15 thoughts on “Feeling Lucky

  1. Lisa

    Lucky you, winning all this stuff!

    Regarding thread wax…if you do big stitch hand quilting with Pearle cotton or thicker Aurafil threads, you run the thread through the wax first to stop it from tangling. There are probably u tube videos showing how to do this. It’s hard to describe in a paragraph.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thanks – this is good to know. I just basted a little table runner and I am going to hand quilt it. But it sounds like I only need it for the Pearle cotton and not the regular hand quilting thread. Right? Thanks Lisa!!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Yes – I think it is really clever too. Surely worth following them for the monthly giveaway and keeping up on whatever new things they come up with. The two of them seem very creative. Very fun to win the box too!

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  2. Tami

    Oooohh, fun! Yaaay for winning. I didn’t know it was a monthly giveaway. I’ll have to find and follow. I have a quilty pen pal who might just become the recipient on a Quilter’s Candy Box, soon, too!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Definitely follow them. I am too. I want to hear about it when they have single boxes for sale. I would love to get some for gifts.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Not at all, because that cookie was quite delicious! It had little bits of lemon drops crunched up into the dough and they were so yummy!

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  3. Sandra

    Wow, you sure did score on this one! How very personal in feel to get a mug and a homemade COOKIE?!! I entered to win, but didn’t…glad to see someone I know did! As for your questions, yes, I use thread wax! Fabulous. Helps stop the twisting turning tangling you get when hand-stitching the binding down for example (or when I used to hand appliqué). Yep have read some of Anne Tyler. A Spool of Blue Thread was my most recent. Am LOVING the second one I’ve read by Fredrik Backman: My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises. A Man Called Ove was one of my all-time favourite books and this one does not disappoint thus far.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Well, I am just starting to hand quilt a table runner so I will give the wax a try.
      Thanks for the book recommendations. I will put them on the list.

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  4. Tish

    What a very cool thing to win! I’m not sure I have heard of this box, but I’m heading to Instagram to check it out. Everything in the box is certainly a good win. Who wouldn’t love a box that sends you sewing goodies and food!

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