But, I was forced to admit, that I do have a lot of thread that I will probably never find a use for. Some of it is discontinued colors, some of it I ordered for a project and then decided to use a different color. Some of it I bought on sale. You know how that goes.
Anyway, I ruthlessly sorted out a big box full of both new and partial balls of thread that I had no plans for. But the question remained, 'what to do with it?' I would really love for someone to get some good from it, so I decided to have what I am calling my 'Stash Buster Plus' Contest.
At first I was not sure if I should include the partial balls in the give away. I was afraid y'all would think I was being tacky, giving away my left overs, the balls that I have already used a portion of in making some of my doilies.
So, I went on Facebook, and asked the followers of the BellaCrochet page what they thought. Most of them thought it would be just fine, as long as everyone knew that some of the balls had been used
So, here is the deal. I will be giving away a box full of size 10 crochet thread. This is the 'Stash Buster' part of the contest:
The 4 balls on the bottom row are new, and have never been used. The others are not full balls, I have used part of them in different projects. I do not know how many yards of thread remain on them. There are different brands, but they are all size 10 cotton.
Here they are, all boxed up and ready to go!
Please notice that I have included a partial ball of America's Best Lt. Green #55, which is a great personal sacrifice for me. When I heard Elmore Pisgah was going out of business, I stocked up on it. I use it judicially in my designs now, and I dread the day I run out. I just hope some other company is making a similar color green by then.
But anyway, because it does bother me a little bit to think that I am actually having a contest to give away used thread, I went out and bought a few brand new goodies to go with it.
This is the "Plus" part of the give away!
Look at these cool little labels! I would not put them on a doily, but they would be great on clothes and afghans! There are 9 of them in the package.
And this cute book of bookmarks designed by Wanda Stephens. It was the only thread book I could find at Walmart, but hey, bookmarks are great for using up partially used balls of thread, right?
And of course, you need hooks, you can never have too many hooks! This set of Boye's includes sizes 0, 1, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
In addition, I will also email the winner a PDF copy of my new pattern set "More Vintage Floral Doilies."
Okay, just to make sure that we are clear, I am giving away a box of size 10 cotton thread, some balls used, some complete. I cannot say or guarantee how many yards of thread are left on the used balls.
Also, I want to let you know that I live with a smoker. He doesn't smoke in my office or around where the thread has been stored (I really don't remember the last time he even came back here.) But, I know some people are very sensitive to smoke. If you are, you probably should not enter this contest.
The contest is open to U.S residents only. The box will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail.
The contest will run from now until Oct. 15th. I will select the winner at random and post their name here on the morning of Oct. 15th, so please be sure to check back to see if you won.
If the winner does not contact me within 7 days of the end of the contest, I will select a new winner, and all prizes will be awarded to them. Failure to contact me within 7 days will result in forfeiture of all prizes.
Also, if you post anonymously, please be sure I have a way to identify you (at least give your first name or a nick name in your comment; I have no way of knowing who is posting.)
To enter, just leave a comment answering this question:
What do you do with all of your leftover thread?
This contest is now closed. Please stop by again soon!