Friday, July 27, 2012

Two Sisters Traveling Stash

Encouraging Words of the Day:
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. ~ John 16:33, NLT 
Today I want to announce the  “Two Sisters” Traveling Stash.
Why this Traveling Stash was born:
About a month ago (June 25th), I won Traveling Stash Box #3.  I have been asked several times when I will be posting the stash giveaway.  To date, I have not yet received it.  The person who had the giveaway contacted me and I sent her my mailing information.  Two weeks later, I asked about it’s status and was told that “she” has been busy with a new job and would mail it the next day.  I sent an email again this week (a month after winning the stash box) and have not received an answer.  All I know, from reading her blog, is that she has a new job and has been too busy to mail several of her commitments. 
So, my sister Ida from "My sister made me do it" and I decided that we want to send a “Traveling Stash Box” out and have decided to fill a new box with goodies that we hope you will like and send it to the winner of this giveaway.  When (if) I ever receive “Traveling Stash Box #3,”  I will, of course,  post the information and have another traveling stash box giveaway.
Some of the goodies in the Two Sisters box:
3 Christmas fat quarters and a package of 6 fabric Christmas ribbons,
7+11 fat quarters


 1 charm pack of 25 cut from my stash from miscellaneous fabrics and 1 pack of 50 postage stamp squares - 2 ½ inch,

1 Book and 5 patterns:  
The Book is "Pinwheel Quilts" by Sara Moe and includes a CD
The patterns include:
1.    Decorator Pillows
2.   Barnyard Animals
3.   Christmas apron, ornaments, and potholders
4.   Baby Bibs
5.   Assorted Bags; messenger bag, backpack, hipster bag, cell phone holder, and change purse

6 yards of fabric from Connecting threads, great for a quilt backing, 
and additional yardage which varies from ½ yard to 1 7/8 yds

6 spools of thread, assorted sizes and colors,
and last but not least, 4 cushion sized panels shown below, 2 equestrian panels, one floral wreath panel and 1 golfer panel:

The usual rules will prevail for “Two Sisters” Traveling Stash:”

1.    Be an active blogger. Post about receiving and the giveaway on your blog within a week.
2.   There is a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.
3.   There is a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box. The box we will use shall be a USPS large Flat Rate Box which ships for $12.95.  If the box you receive is damaged or unusable you can get another one free of charge from the Post Office.
4.   You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken. See guidelines below.
5.   Ship the box to the next person within 3 days of announcing the winner.
6.   Due to postage constrictions, shipping is only within the USA.
The definition of a stash is a secret store of valuables. For quilters it's a collection of usable quality products. The stash should contain mostly fabric with a few patterns and/or books and other items.
  • FABRIC:     Should be quilt shop quality in new condition. Scraps should only be included if they are cut for adding to a collection and packaged accordingly (i.e. I-Spy squares, postage stamp squares, etc.). There should not be anything under a Fat Quarter unless packaged like this.
  • PATTERNS/BOOKS:     Should be in new or gently used condition. They should be kept to a minimum (books are bulky and take up space that most of us would rather have for fabric).
  • OTHER ITEMS:     Should be in new or gently used condition. Tools, notions, etc. These items should be packaged if necessary.
  • If you receive a box with anything that is of "poor" condition you should not feel guilty in tossing it out but please do NOT announce that you have done so.  Please just do so quietly.
  • Only put items in the box that you would be proud to own. The box is NOT a dumping place for all your outdated unwanted items.
  • Items should be free of smoke and pet hairs.
  • You must replace items you take with the same quantity of like-kind items. Replacing more than you take is always welcome.  :)  

Ok.  Just let us know in a comment below that you’re ready for us to mail the “Two Sisters Traveling Stash” to you.  You have one week - ends Friday, August 3rd at midnight, MDT.


Cherise said...

Irene you & your sister are so awesome to do this! I'm sorry about your bad experience with the traveling stash box. I still have faith that it will show up one day. I will add this new box to the list of all boxes. You guys have added some great items to this box. Please put my name in the hat. Thanks again! :)

sunny said...

i'm not ready to play again yet, but just wanted to say that you and your sister are very kind for doing this.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I have some stuff I can add so put me in!

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, I would love you to mail the box to me!!! =) I like your rules too!!! No smoking and pets is nice. =)

Tiffany said...

Woo - I would love this box! I have yet to win a traveling stash box, and have super cute fabric that isn't me, but someone else would love, that I'd love to put in there!!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have a box already, so I am not putting in for this one - BUT wanted to say a huge THANK YOU. You have turned a negative experience into a positive. This is so lovely of you and your sister.

Linda said...

I would love to play with a traveling Stash box so pick me, pick me :) he he he, thanks for putting this together!

Sue Daurio said...

wow now there's a whole lot yummy stuff in that box. And I have some nice things to add to it. Hope the box can make a stop in the midwest :)

Tricia said...

hummmm How did you know I might be looking for patterns for kitchen items & bibs for my daughters & new grand babies for Christmas? LOL!!!
I soooo would love to play in your traveling stash. I just foundout about these and trying my luck.
Thanks for the chance to play.


Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

How wonderful that you and Ida are starting another Traveling Stash. They are always so much fun to receive and yours looks stuffed full with all sorts of things. I would love to have it come for a brief visit!

Becky said...

Thank you so much for creating this new box! I recently had a stash box so please don't count my name for this one. Just wanted to say how wonderful you and your sister are to keep continue sharing the "spirit" of the traveling stash!

SharonZ said...

You and your sister are so nice to add a new box after the disappointing experience you've had. I've run swaps, so I know how badly you feel when someone decides not to fulfill their responsibility. I would love to receive your box and promise faithfully to send it on with new goodies. Thanks for the opportunity.

pizzaeater said...

I would love to be the first one to have your box. I love getting stuff in the mail and I love mailing boxes.

Lindsey said...

I hope that lady comes through with shipping off the box, sheesh!
I'd love the be able to join in the traveling stash fun!

Wendy said...

So sad that you had to replace a box. I have tons of great fabrics and notions I could add to the mix. Thank you for being so generous!

Foolish Feathers said...

I sincerely love this idea! Some how I found myself on your blog today and I have to say how much it truly encouraged me when I was feeling down myself. Instead of being bitter abut something that is not working out according to rules and guidelines, you decided to take the higher road and continue in the spirit in which the stash boxes were formed. I am taking about a week off from blogging to recover from something, but I would sincerely love to be included in the hat for this pick. Thank you so much for this encouraging post today, even if I am not chosen it made me happy.

Josie McRazie said...

I want to play along!! Can I play?? LOL

krisgray said...

What lovelies! Please count me in.

Needled Mom said...

It looks like a fun project. I have read about them on different blogs. Lots of fun goodies in there!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Count me in!