I love cleaning and organizing… well… let me say it this way! I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes after… it’s done! Getting there is sometimes a challenge. The one thing I’m not liking so much is the discovery of duplicates…like a couple books and patterns. Has that happened to you? Like when you buy the same fabric, twice, but don’t know it until you get it home with the second piece! Well, one thing I do know… I must have liked it twice as much?! Eeekes!
Oh well… there’s always an upside! Now I have several things that I can ‘give-a-way’ on my first ever … “MarveLes Freebies.” These items are things I think are fabulous and not just old-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-them items.
Do any of you know of Jane Davila’s work? I follow her blog regularly. She is very creative soul, and although I’ve not taken classes from her, I hear she’s a wonderful teacher.
This is, and will be, a great resource for someone like you, or for someone you might know? And guess what! It is STILL in it’s original plastic sleeve! In what you might say is absolutely PRISTINE condition! The other one I have is quite a bit more well-used!! Anyway, I consider her (Jane’s) publications in the world of fiber art, a must-have in any artist’s library!
If you like to play with paint, inks, crayons… this is for you!
The second item I found is another book I have enjoyed! Wonderful and inspirational technique for sculpting threads… it’s easier than you might think! And I think it might just fit right in with the “Through The Needle’s” next issue on making the thread pin they featured… Hmm?? Exciting things to try!!
And the third item… last but not least! This is a pattern from Laura Heine of Fiberworks quilt store in Billings, MT. I LOVE this pattern. I have made this into a wall hanging, using just the flowers from this pattern “Fenced In.” You can see that quilt which I blogged about “3-D Delightful” and view it here. Laura writes great directions, too. Why do I have two? I wish I knew! It also is in “mint” condition!
So, whoever leaves a comment by Friday at midnight (Montana time!) will be thrown into the hat for the drawing for these three prizes. My hubby will choose three names. I will post the names on Saturday, April 16th. The winners will need to contact me by email if you don’t have a public profile/name… (you can contact me by clicking on my blog at the top “view complete profile” by Monday, April 18th at 8:00 pm MT time. If not, I will re-draw. Clear as mud? Well, just let me know if you have questions… I’ve never done this before so we’ll consider it a GREAT ADVENTURE!! Good luck and many blessings to you all! The sun is shining… the snow will be coming, and so will…. SPRING! (eventually!) LOL
Leslie… you are an inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent!
OK Here I am and I have the ability to now comment….yahoo. Love your blog as you know, almost as much as I love you!
I love your work. Thanks for the nice giveaway. 🙂
Your patterns are delightful and so is you contest. I love the whimsical aspect of your work and want to add that to a lot of the minis and clothing I make. Thanks so much.
Linda Sue Johnson
How generous of you! My 17 year old daughter has been admiring your work – she just loves to paint and is currently painting a pair of canvas sneakers – she's also a budding seamstress and quilter. If I win, I will give the prize to her! Thanks again,
Your neighbors from North Dakota,
Mary Ann & Katie @ http://www.rocknquilts.blogspot.com
Cool ~ I will pay shipping! I am working hard and trying new ideas, but have not bought anything to help me with ideas or techniques… I just keep going back to your page that tells me the process! Thanks Leslie! You are an inspiration for sure! 🙂 Noeletta
Leslie these are such interesting patterns. I've never seen any of these patterns before. I'm not much into painting or drawing, but I'd love to learn more about thread painting. The Fenced In pattern looks very interesting. Thanks for offering to share. I've done the same thing before 🙁