Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Friendship Star And Giveaway Day (Week)

Have you been to the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day posts?  Oh are there some great prizes to be had.  I've been ready for this for weeks and then last night it just got too last so here I am today, all ready to join in the fun.


Today's block is a star so it is near and dear to my heart (of course).  About half way through piecing it I realized I had made something similar to it before, although it was an entire quilt.  If you leave the corner triangles off it becomes a hexagon...and the perfect table topper.


This is number 339 of 366 blocks (I have been working my way through the 365 Quilt Blocks a Year Calendar this year and am so close to being finished I can hardly stand it!)  This is a 12-inch block.

Now for the giveaway.  This time of year I end up bringing my projects with me as I tend to spend a lot of time waiting at basketball practices, in between games and other activities my son participates in, and it gets dark so quickly it makes my stitching time short.  I found these Ott Lights a few years ago and they are perfect to take along in your bag.  They are actually compact enough you can fit it in your purse.  There is also a clip on the back so you can hang it from your purse or even your coat.  Anyway, I love mine and would love to share one with two different winners.



I have also found they work great in poorly lit areas at home.  To enter leave me a comment telling me where you stitch when you wait, the car, a hallway, steps, the great outdoors, or maybe at your kitchen table.  If you are already a follower or a new follower leave me a second comment stating that for another chance to win.  I will use the random number generator to choose the winners on December 8 at 5 p.m CST, and I will ship internationally.  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen

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Reshma W said...

I stitch in the car, watching soccer and staying dry.

Debra Lee said...

I stitch in my recliner watching tv!

Debra Lee said...

I'm a follower!

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

I normally wait in the car.. and I have just strated to handsew now whenever I wait!

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

I am also your new follower!

hueisei said...

I stitch in the bus stand while waiting for the bus

hueisei said...

I am a follower

thethimbleroom said...

I stitch in the car, on the train, anywhere where I have to sit still for more than 10 minutes! lol

Mara said...

For the first time I did some EPP while hanging out with my son in the hospital, I will have to do some more this upcoming week.

Josiex said...

I stitch on the ferry ride to the mainland and back. I live on an island, and it's a good 20 minute ride each way :)

OnePerfectDay said...

That's such a great idea!
Thanks for the giveaway!

I stitch while watching tv.

Jane said...

I stitch in the car or in bed.

Captain StitchyPants said...

Oh, those are a brilliant idea! (no pun intended)

I don't hand sew (just machine), but I do knit when out and about, and I do that in the car, on the train, on the sofa...

Kitty Vane said...

I mostly stitch in the living room in front of the telly, and with "help" from the cat. But I also stitch waiting for the ferry and then on the ferry to the little island where I study every weekend. Or I do when it's not too cold out, since I've yet to figure out how to make stitching with gloves on work. :)

Lia*s Handmades said...

I stitch while watching TV :) Thanks for the chance to win, this light would be awesome!

Cherilyn said...

I stitch in the car while eating for my children to finish various activities. Great giveaway!

Cherilyn said...

I am a follower!

Jo said...

I stitch watching ti Tv , on my break at work, in the car, really any place I can grab a min.

knottygnome said...

i usually keep my stitching confined to home but i love to do it while catching up with tv on hulu.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

wow..where don't we stitch, eh..lol
I guess mostly in the car...though I get wooosy

Amber said...

In the window seat of my front room or in waiting rooms at doctor appointments since they always make you wait. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Lori said...

I am a follower

Lori said...

When my girls were young it was at the dance studio or school. Now it's in front of the TV

JLVerde said...

Follower

JLVerde said...

I sew mostly at my kitchen table and on my couch. Both places have awful lighting (the t.v. room is the WORST).

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Sou seguidora.
Obrigada.


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tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Uma das minhas filhas tem horror de escuro,sempre mantém uma lâmpada acesa no corredor,o que acaba por atrapalhar o resto da casa que não tem medo e nem gosta de claridade para dormir.Então se o Sr aleatório me chamar...vou colocar na cabeceira da cama desta filha medrosa.Obrigada por abrir internacional.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

giddy99 said...

I stitch in airports and on planes; I've learned to check the plane's overhead light before choosing a seat (in case it doesn't work, as on SWA many overhead lights do not)!

giddy99 said...

I'm a follower; thanks for the chance!

Jamie P said...

I am an avid follower!!!

vwlady said...

I stitch ANYWHERE I can..car..doctor's office..kitchen table ..living room! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

tpott said...

Sitting on the couch, while the living room is lit it's not great lighting. Thank you for the generous giveaway. ;->

vwlady said...

I'm a new follower.

Jamie P said...

I stitch a lot in the car on long car rides, pop what I need in a small bag and good to go. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Lisa Mather said...

I stitch a lot in my chair during nap time and in the car waiting for family.

B Greene said...

I stitch in the car at the Bus Stop waiting for my son after school. Thanks for the chance to win!! I need this at home, too. My lighting is not great.

B Greene said...

I am a happy follower of your blog.

Connie said...

Great block! I usually sew in my quilting room and would you believe I just bought one of those lights! Thanks for sharing.
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krisgray said...

Cute star block! I usually stitch in the car but only in the daylight. One of these little lights would extend my stitching time.

krisgray said...

I am a happy follower!

sew.darn.quilt said...

I'm a follower as well!

sew.darn.quilt said...

I stitch in my chair but have to contort to the light available.
Thank you for the chance to shed some light on my projects :D

KellyS said...

Most of my handstitching is done in front of the TV while relaxing on the couch. My baby girl is usually sleeping in her little chair on the floor, so we have the lights way down to let her sleep. One of these would definitely come in handy for me!

KellyS said...

I am a new follower through RSS feed.

Becki said...

I stitch sitting on the couch. In my 'elder' years, I have to have lots of light in order to thread the needle and make small stitches. I would love to have this little OTT light. Maybe I need to send a note to Santa!!

mtnquiltr said...

I do hand stitching on journeys and lots of times the light is poor. Looks like this little light would be very handy!

mtnquiltr said...

I'm a follower!

Needled Mom said...

I'm glad you joined up. The extra lighting is such a help as we get older too.

Needled Mom said...

I am one of your followers.

Beulah said...

I do not stitch while waiting...odd as it sounds...I use that time to doodle and sketch out new creative adventures. At night I like to sit and crochet on the couch while the rest of the family watches football, basketball, movies etc....

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

gccmom said...

What a great light. I stitch in the car while my husband is at various doctors appts. This way I can stitch and talk to my friend on the phone!

gccmom said...

I am a follower.

KD-Quilts said...

Normally on my couch, with not so great light. This looks like a great solution! Thanks!

Alison said...

I definitely do most of mine on the couch!

slacker said...

I'm a kitchen table stitcher with my laptop propped so I can watch TV online :)

Nadine said...

Everywhere. If I'm sitting for more than a few minutes, I'm stitching

Monica said...

I like to stitch just about anywhere at any time. But I especially like to do it when we attend our area Renaissance Fair on the weekends in the Spring. My husband likes to go every weekend and sometimes I get a bit bored so I always take something to work on while he wanders around.

Gill said...

I stitch in the car a lot!

Gill said...

I already follow you!

Brooke said...

I stitch while my husband watches tv or while listening in Sunday school. (it helps me listen if my hands are moving :) )
brooke at richardchurch dot com

Jamie Lee said...

What an amazing giveaway! I am a follower:)

Jamie Lee said...

I don't normally do much stitching while waiting, but my kids are finally getting old enough to sit for a while, so I just did my first hand quilting last week on a pillow and I did it mostly while waiting for them at Sunday school and outside on a park bench at the playground. It was so nice! I bought a perle cotton set and a hoop so I am going to try a free embroidery pattern to make into a pillow next. Thanks for the chance!

Kaynik said...

In the car waiting for my 14 year old daughter to come strolling out of volleyball practice.

Nancy D. said...

I stitch in the car on trips. Most the time when I'm at home though, I'm usually sitting on my bed with the tv or music on.

Mommarock said...

I do my hand stitching in my reclining couch when watching the television.

Mommarock said...

I am a follower.

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

on the couch usually - or sometimes in bed

Tammy said...

I usually stitch on the sofa or occasionally at The soft-play whilst my kids are playing, if it is not too busy.

Winona said...

I stitch in my rocking chair while watching tv or listening to music.

Winona said...

I am already a follower.

Kate said...

I like to stitch almost anywhere...in waiting rooms, at the DMV, and most especially at the airport.

Adri H. said...

I love the light! What a great idea! I'm a knitter and we meet on Sundays at a poorly lit cafe, but i knit everywhere - on the train, waiting at the station, buses, dr's office, etc. What a handy tool, I was just talking to my fellow knitters about getting something like it. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ramona said...

I stitch generally on the couch in the living room. Also I like to have a project in a bag to stitch while waiting at appointments.

Gigi said...

In front of the TV for me. Thanks for the chance to win this. My sewing space is too dark sometimes!

Catskill Quilter said...

I often stitch while sitting on the couch -- and it is a dark area of our apartment!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

Tonya Stewart said...

I stitch in waiting rooms (dr's offices and daughters dance class)and while traveling. At home I have a teensy tiny sewing nook with no light but a lamp and what is on my sewing machine so this would be great for any of these.

elpetittaller said...

I normally stitch at home, in my craft room or the sitting room. I don't really stitch outside my home. thanks for this giveaway!

Valerie said...

Wow-I've never even seen these-great idea! If I'm not at home, I'm in the carpool line. Can get lots done there!

Alyce Rodriguez said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My craft room is actually my daughter's walk in closet. There is very poor lighting, so this would be great to have. wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

Shellie said...

I didn't know there were portable ott lights. It would be perfect for working in my dark basement. I've stitched all kinds of places-the car, the park, girl scout meetings, but my favorite was quilting at the beach.

Crunchy Con Mommy said...

My 3 year old won't take naps anymore, but falls asleep in the car, so sometimes on really fussy days I drive until he falls asleep, then park at a store I was going to go to anyway, and stitch in the car until he wakes up. Then fresh air and looking at interesting things at the store is generally distracting enough he's not too upset about waking up in the car, lol.

Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing) said...

I always have a project with me in the car!

Anya said...

I sometimes stitch in the car. Thanks for the chance!

barbara woods said...

i would love that thanks

barbara woods said...

i follow you

Melissa said...

I do a lot of construction inspection and there are frequent lulls between things I have to inspect! This summer I spent a lot of time sitting on a raised manhole on a hillside sewing! A really sweet old lady who lived down the street stopped to talk to me about sewing and told me all about her family :)

Melissa said...

i'm a new follower!

JoyceLM said...

I haven't done any hand sewing, but I have done a lot of knitting while I waited: in the hospital waiting room, in the car, in the doctor's office. Thanks for the giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks.

Jeana said...

I sew between classes!

Sallie said...

While I'm waiting in the car. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Theresa said...

Mostly on the floor while playing with my toddlers

Theresa said...

New follower here

Mands said...

Usually stitch on the couch! Ha

mandy dot ueda at gmail dot com

M-R said...

I stitch wherever I can -- usually in a hallway. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristine said...

I stitch everywhere. Sitting in bed, watching a movie, sitting in the car, sitting in waiting rooms - anywhere I have long enough to pull out my project.

Laura said...

I stitch in the car and on the couch!

Andi said...

I like to stitch on long car rides, or any of the number of times I happen to be in the car and my husband decides he wants to stop at a job site.. :)

Amy said...

In the car and in my living room! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

loralie said...

I've been looking at those lights. I stitch a lot in the car, sometimes as my husband drives, sometimes as I wait for him to do errands.

Kathy H said...

I stitch in the car waiting for the kids and on my front steps by the front door waiting for someone to pick me up.

Kathy H said...

I am a happy follower.

Paskiaq said...

My 2 year old likes to have me nearby when he's playing so I spend a lot of time stitching/knitting near his play area :)

Paskiaq said...

I'm a new follower :)

Two Wednesdays said...

I don't hand sew out and about but do knit - mostly on the train and at all those swimming lessons!

Mimi said...

I will stitch just about anywhere if I'm in 'that' mood!

Mimi said...

I am already a follower! Thanks!

Heather said...

I really prefer to stitch in my studio ~ no dogs or cats trying to eat my threads!

Heather said...

I really prefer to stitch in my studio ~ no dogs or cats trying to eat my threads!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I stitch in the sewing closet, on the couch and at the kitchen table depending on what project I've got on the go!! Great giveaway :)

Patty D from NC said...

i stitch wherever I kind find a strong light so I am intrigued by the light you have found.

sandyandcosmo said...

I stitch on the front porch in the summertime. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lori said...

I stitch in the car, in doctors waiting rooms,in bed, in my recliner, just about anywhere.

Natasha said...

In the car, I seem to be there as much as at home.

jmniffer said...

In the car and when it's nice enough, outside.

jmniffer said...

I am a follower.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

I stitch on my friend's couch while she gives my kids piano lessons. :)

Lisa Cox said...

Most of my stitching is done in my bedroom, but I have done it in the car and the waiting room at the doctor's office.

Lisa Cox said...

I am a happy follower

Linda said...

When I'm not stitching at home, I bring something along during long car rides or waiting for a sports practice to be over. Thanks for the chance to win.

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

I do a lot of stitching in poor light on my couch, and more and more in the car waiting in the pick up line.

wipgirl said...

Most of my stitching done while waiting is while I'm at work. I don't often do it when I'm working day shifts, but when I work nights, the breaks seem to drag on forevvvvvvver, so I tend to do some stitching then.

(clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

Heather D. said...

I do most of my stitching at home, but since it's winter and it just feels so dark, inside and out, I wouldn't mind a little extra light!

Stephanie Zito said...

I do a lot of handwork at my kids soccer games during the summer, gymnastics in winter and also dance class! I have a large Ott lite at my sewing table and absolutely love it! Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway!

Stephanie Zito said...

I'm a new follower to your blog!

Katie said...

I try to stitch a little sitting in bed before I fall asleep.

Katie said...

I am a new follower.

Tammy said...

I stitch sitting in my car every day in the school pickup line. I get about an hours stitching time in. Great way to spend my time waiting. I have also sat on the soccer field and stitched during a many of practices.
Tammy

ELNM said...

I stitch while waiting for my daughter at lessons, so it would be in a music store lobby, a dance studio waiting room, or a parking lot. This is a great prize (never seen them). Thanks for the chance!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Cloud 9 said...

I stitch while watching TV or in the car. I always take a small project along with me while on vacation.

Beth said...

I stitch in the car when we're driving to Portland. One of those lights would help out tremendously.

Beth said...

I'm a new follower via GFC.

Emily C said...

I do a lot of stitching in the dark, our apartment doesn't have many windows.

Pile O Fabric said...

Man if I had these lights I would stitch more often! I like to stitch on the couch or in the car.

Karen O said...

I haven't done any hand stitching yet. I do want to work on some hexies someday. This light would be great.

Karen O said...

I am already a follower. :)

Kathy said...

In the car, when my husband is driving! winterwrens at gmail dot com

Kathy MacKie said...

Usually when I'm in the vehicle.

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm a follower.

Patchwork and Play said...

What a wonderful little gadget! I stitch while watching TV!

Fleurette said...

I love stitching and stitch anywhere, even while blogging, lol. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

Fleurette said...

I am already a follower.

Lisa Marie said...

I like to take handwork along when I travel so I sometimes stitch in relatives' homes, in hotel rooms or anywhere I am sitting still. Often the lighting is inadequate for these over-40 eyes. Thanks for the chance to win!

Vivian said...

I normally stitch in my car at work waiting for someone to finish up. Those lights would work perfect because if it is night I can't stitch. Thanks. Vivian

Dresden Quilter said...

I stitch at home and sometimes on long drives, when I am not driving! Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I like to handwork in the passenger seat... it makes the time go by quickly. Thanks for a great giveaway~!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm a new follower

Melissa Loves Color said...

I stitch at the park! :)

marth225 said...

I'm a car stitcher

Carla G said...

I stitch at school waiting for my kids, while watching tv, and while visiting a friend or relative. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Carla G said...

I'm already a follower! :)

Delia said...

I stitch on the couch, in the car on trips with DH is driving and often at my MOPS meeting. That light would be handy!

Delia said...

I am a follower.

Despina said...

usually at home, I need to be calm and feel comfortable
:-)

DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

Despina said...

I follow via GFC as deb_oro

DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

Joanna-Gloria said...

I try stitch on public transportation or in the car but makes me dizzy
:-)
I prefer do it at home or while waiting at dentist's office
:-)

Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

Wendy said...

I can't stitch in the car as I get car sick, so only in doctor's waiting rooms and places like that!

Richard Healey said...

I don't hand sew but I do quilt and I do it in the quilting room.

nicolesender said...

I stitch in the car & on break at room. This light would be just what I need!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

nicolesender said...

gfc follower: nicolesender
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Angelia L. said...

I stitch at the kitchen table or in my recliner watching TV. Thank you!
anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

queen_jellybean said...

I stitch in the car when waiting for my OH to finish work or when the weather is warmer, in the park on my lunch break

Judith said...

I'm a commuting stitcher. It takes me an hour to get to work on the bus and a half hour longer to get home so I get plenty of stitching time. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

Breanna S. said...

Mostly I stitch at home although I have been known to stitch while waiting at the Dr.s office.

Breanna S. said...

I am a new blog follower.

Marcia W. said...

I handstitch in my recliner while watching tv, though have occasionally basted hexies in the doctor's office.

Sara said...

In the car, for sure.

Mhairi said...

I stitch anywhere but the most awkward regarding light is by the campfire when we are camping. Unless the fire is blazing the light is not always good but I tend to get a lot done because it is so relaxing and my children are tired after a busy day outside.

Bonnie58 said...

In the car would be the usual.Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw. Merry Christmas to you.
bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com.

Dreaming Monet said...

i stitch anywhere i can!

and thus, one of these lights would be a SUPERB prize for me to win.

so thoughtful of you. thanks for the chance!

Dreaming Monet said...

i'm a new follower, too. :-)

Carmen Nuland said...

I don't really stitch while waiting - I carry knit and crochet projects for that and leave fabric crafts for my special room :)

Holly U said...

Mostly I stitch in the car on road trips. Soon my son will start school though, and I anticipate my waiting around time will increase dramatically! Thanks.

Georgia said...

The dining room table. But I don't get a lot of time to do it anymore. :)
peachstateme(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lynn said...

ha! i was just stitching at a kindergarten screening the other day, but usually it's in the car or on the couch! thanks for a great giveaway!

Amy said...

On the couch....and once I get my hexagons ready...wherever I will be sitting with time on my hands!

Kellie Staton said...

I like to bring any hand stitching out of my sewing room onto the couch where I can sit with my family.

Tricia said...

I stitch on the couch, and the lighting in our living room is not very great.

Libby said...

I stitch in the car on long road trips to see family !

debbiekl said...

I stitch on the couch or in bed! Thanks!

KeriCan said...

On the floor of my daughter's ballet studio!

kim t. said...

after the kids go to bed...if i'm not too tired. ;)
berly at uw dot edu

Kimberly said...

I love to stitch on the couch while watching a movie at night or at the table while making dinner. I could def. use some more light! Thank you for the giveaway!

Karrie S said...

I love to stitch anywhere ;)

Karrie S said...

I'm an old follower. Thanks for the chance to win

MoeWest said...

I like to stitch on car trips, but mostly I stitch at home.

MoeWest said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rebecca Hooper said...

I stitch at my kitchen table, in bed, on the lounge, on the verandah, at my mum's house, anywhere I can really! And much of the time I'm annoyed by the poor lighting! Very interested in this giveaway!

Thanks for the opportunity! X

jeifner said...

I stitch on the kitchen table but have been thinking about how much hand stitching one could get done during all of those mini-down times that happen so often.

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

The car, soccer practices, appointments, and prep periods when I am substitute teaching. Thank you for the giveaway!

Robin said...

I stitch on break at work and in the car when my husband is driving!

Robin said...

I am a new follower!

Sue said...

I finally bought a dedicated sewing table. It is great that my sewing machine now sits flush with the table top. Sure makes for more comfortable sewing. If I am hand sewing, I sew in front of the television.

Sue said...

I am a follower.

Mary Beth said...

Any time I'm a passenger in a car.

Garilyn S said...

I stitch at our homeschool co-op, while my kids are in class, at basketball games, practice, anywhere I can really. Thanks for the chance to win!

Garilyn S said...

new follower!

pbs.seams said...

I stitch while sitting on the couch watching tv with my faithful cat right next to me.

Candice said...

Pretty much anywhere that I remember to take my supplies ;)

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