Tuesday, July 21, 2009

it's a good sign giveaway

I met Amy, who blogs at It's A Good Sign, about 5 years ago when her husband, Justin Hackworth, photographed my wedding. (you may have seen his work here. And check out pics from his latest trip to Haiti and the D.R.)

Amy and I have since become better friends through our blogs and email. She's a sewer and creative person who also happens to be one of the NICEST people I've had the pleasure of knowing. I was really impressed when I saw this image on Design Mom last spring! I didn't know Amy was a photographer too - it only made sense though. (By the by, that's a great post on teaching your kids to sew.)

So I snatched one up from her Etsy shop. And put it in a frame and hung it on the wall in my cramped little sewing corner, er, um, I mean studio. I ♥ it so much!

To my surprise, Amy had included several sets of notecards.

featuring each of these images. I just love the old wooden spools.

A company that distributes to quilt stores just placed a large order for them! (That's a good sign!)

and she sent me enough to share.


Her cards and prints are printed on nice heavy paper and will certainly look great in your studio too! And for just this week, Amy has put everything on sale 20% off! Thanks, Amy! What an affordable way to have some original art!

I have two sets of notecards (4 cards each) up for grabs!

To enter:
1. Go visit Amy's shop and come back here and leave a comment about what you like about her shop. 1 entry
2. Leave me another comment letting me know you are a follower/subscriber. 1 entry
3. Blog about the giveaway linking back to this post and yes, leave one more comment. 1 entry

I'll leave the giveaway open until Sunday 4:00 PM EDT, 26 July. 2 winners will be chosen via Random.org. I'll post the winners Monday morning, 27 July.

good luck!

69 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Nicole said...

I just added her to my favorite shops on etsy. I have just the spot for the one you framed. It's okay if our "studios" are twins, right? :)

Amy said...

Okay - 1) what I like about her shop is: everything. 2) you know I'm a subscriber / follower of yours!

amylouwho said...

yes you are! This will count for your 2nd entry!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

What a fun shop! Love those colorful spools you have framed - beautiful :)

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I'm a subscriber :)

mommymae said...

i subscribe already

mommymae said...

i love the top of the spools. the different designs are adorable

V and Co. said...

oh my amy! i looooove them all but i love spools No. 1 - 5x7 Art Print

V and Co. said...

i subscribed!

ellen said...

I love to sew, SEW I love all of them but my favorite is the spools!

MichelleB said...

Sewing art! What's not to love? And affordable, I love that, too!

MichelleB said...

Yes, I'm already a subscriber!

Whimsical Creations said...

What a great shop!!

I adore the Spools No. 2 - 5x7 Art Print.

Whimsical Creations said...

follower

Andi said...

I just love all the colours.
Andi :-)

Valerie said...

Hey Amylouwho! I just saw over on Fabricworm's blog that you are a winner!!!!! Congrats! I was proud to see my bloggy friend's name on there...:)

jaybird said...

i like the pic of the top of the spools the best!! her work is great!! (and i am a follower!)

amylouwho said...

for numbering purposes, this will count as your entry #2, jaybird! thanks for following!

sewtakeahike said...

those prints are sew cute Amy!

sewtakeahike said...

p.s. you know I'm a subscriber

sewtakeahike said...

I just posted about this on my blog!

GTM said...

Love the Spools No. 1 Art Print!

GTM said...

I follow your blog =)

Cheryl Arkison said...

I am definitely in love with the print you, yourself got. Considering that my studio is also my dining/living room, that would match perfectly!

Little Miss S. said...

The prints are gorgeous - and just right for creative people who enjoys even just to look at our different stashes ;-) I'm in particular spelled by the Spools No. 1 Art Print - love the diversity of the ends on all those spools...

LindaSonia said...

Delurking to say I love everything about Amy's shop and I am a follower... LindaSonia (baddabinda@yahoo.com)

Nanna said...

I love the prints!

Brooke said...

I love the fresh colors in the photos....

Brooke said...

And I am now a follower!!

Kelly O. said...

I'm a follower

Kelly O. said...

I think they're all my favourites but I would love to get the notecards and frame them in a group frame--I think it would look really smart--and then I could have all her images to look at!

carmel said...

i like the :"Spools No. 1 - 5x7 Art Print"
but i like all of them. they would look great in my sewing room :-}

Solstice Mama said...

Lovely! I especially like "Spools No. 3" Thank you.

Solstice Mama said...

I am also subscribed now. :) I came to your blog from sewtakeahike.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Penny sent me over :-) I love the framed spools, but everything in her shop is so cute and "sewy". Thanks for the giveaway!

Jody Blue said...

Very cool shop!, I love anything with old spools!

debbiekl said...

Very cool! I like the Spools # 4 best. Thanks!

debbiekl said...

New follower

Stephanie said...

Wow, i really like them all. I think #1 and 4 are my favorites. Thanks for this chance!

Stephanie said...

oops, forgot to add that i'm a subscriber! great blog!

Dana said...

Ooooo!!! What fabulous photography! What I like about her shop . . . um . . . well . . . everything. What great work!

And what a great collection of cool stuff to phototgraph!

Trish said...

I am love thread. Love it! (and fabric, and paint and... ) Anyway, the thing I like best about Amy's shop is the color! Such vibrant beautiful color!!

Trish said...

I am totally a follower, because I too have obsessive creative disorder ;)

nanotchka said...

Sshe will do really well! I loved the sight but couldn't find a place to leave a comment on the site! Will look again later when I have more time. great images! I hope she does more "sewing images", they're fun.

Dayna said...

What great photos! The colors are refreshing. She really captures the beauty of simplicity.

Just Susan said...

Great shop. I love the Spools No. 2 - 5x7 Art Print. ~Susan

Just Susan said...

Hi,
I just very happlily added you to my blogroll - Susan

Sheri said...

I love the spools! The shop looks really great.

sallgood said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I found you on the Old Red Barn Q-Along. I LOVE the old spools because they remind me of my mom. I still have many spools of her thread, and sew on her '57 Singer. I'd love to have artwork that matches the vintage of my machine! (Come to think of it, that's MY vintage too...)

Taya said...

I would love the spools # 4 so fun my sewing area is my girls play room too and I have it decorated in bright colors this would be perfect in there. I am a follower too.

sallgood said...

And now I'm a follower too!

sallgood said...

Linked back to here from our family blog! (Hope I win! And you have a great blog- you are one busy and creative woman!)

Mrs. Doodle said...

I love spool #1 and #4. I would love to put this in my sewing area. :) Love these lots!

Mrs. Doodle said...

I am a subscriber now. I love your blog... I have been poking around looking at everything:)

Whimsical Creations said...

Blogged here...
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com/2009/07/update-and-giveaways.html

Anya said...

I especially love the photos of the tops of the spools. Thanks for the chance.

Julie said...

I like the Spools Print 4 :)

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Julie said...

I follow your blog through Google Friends

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Allyson said...

oooh, I just visited Amy's Etsy shop and bought a 5x7 print for myself! I can't wait to frame it and hang it in my sewing room.

And because I get an error code everytime I try to post with an openID, I am Allyson in Alaska at fatcatquilts.typepad.com. Feel free to let me know what I have to do to make blogger like me enough to not error me. :(

Allyson said...

And yes! Since I just found your blog today, I will now be a follower. I have heard of Justin's photography skills from cjane's blog. I love how small the blogging world can be.

still Allyson in Alaska at fatcatquilts.typepad.com

Allyson said...

Just added the link to your giveaway on my blog. Thanks for letting us know about these fun prints!

Allyson in Alaska
fatcatquilts.typepad.com

Glynis said...

Amy and Amy, great photos! Perfect site for nourishing that creative spirit! Sewtakeahike recommends that my birthday quilt, the Storyteller, would be good company for any of these prints, while I think the Spools #1 would be fun framed in brightly colored (this is Penny we're talking about) layered mats upon her sewing room wall! Thanks for sharing the joy!

Cassie said...

I really like the spools of thread from the top look, although seeing all the color is great too. But that one with the tops of the spools would be my favorite. :)

Cassie said...

I am a follower. :)

Cassie said...

I blogged about your giveaway... http://birdolovemoo.blogspot.com/

The Blakes said...

I really like Spools #1 (spool tops)...very creative!

The Blakes said...

I'm a follower. ya

buttercup said...

I think my mom would like the spool ends they are pretty cool. I love the vintage.

Jones - Keeping Up With M.O.M. said...

Oooo, that thread looks lovely framed and mounted! Found your blog through Robyn. (wishing I knew about it before the summer social retreat, maybe April did. She sent out about 100 invites!) Anyway, we shall add you to the Winter Social Retreat guest list ;-)

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