Thursday, March 19, 2020

String Bag Giveaway...

Wool String Bag by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

~ The useful String Bag ~
A String Bag was found in most homes in 
the late 1800's.
Long before rubberbands, paper clips 
and staplers - string was a way to bundle 
and tie up items and keep 
things together and organized.

This is an updated version of a String Bag...
Made from black and white houndstooth wool,
embellished with Wool Applique 
and a touch of Hand Embroidery
with glass beads.
I have mine hanging from an old doorknob 
in my kitchen.  I use it to...
*Secure herbs in a bag to flavor 
soups and stews.
*Tie cinnamon and clove in a bag
to simmer with apple cider.
(Tip: use a coffee filter as a 'bag' for spices.)
* Tie magazines and papers together
for recycling.  

'QuilterLaura' - you are the winner
of the Wool String Bag !
Please contact me with your 
mailing address.
For a chance to win this String Bag 
and a ball of string (sorry, scissors not included) -
leave a comment below 
listing your favorite Spring activity or flower.
A winner will be chosen
at the end of the day on 
Saturday, March 21, 2020.
(Shipping within USA only, please)
The winner will be listed here on this blog,
so check back to see if you have won !
This Giveaway is now closed.

Happy Spring...
Rose

59 comments:

  1. My fav spring flower is the daffodil. Their sunny heads make me smile.
    Sheepunderfeet

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  2. What a super cute string bag! My favorite spring activity is cleaning up the yard after the winter mess. Some how it just makes me feel good to see the yard green and ready for those blooms.

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  3. My favorite spring activity is camping and gardening.

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  4. So sweet! My favorite spring activity is watching the robins hop around the yard!

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  5. My favorite flower is ranunculus
    I love how the inside of the flower may be a different color than the outside.

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  6. This is such a whimsical and fun design. Especially positive in these trying times.

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  7. What a perfect bag design. I love the little wild Violet's that are popping up all over my yard. A sure promise that spring weather is near.

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  8. My favorite spring activity is taking a wildflower drive with my husband. We live in Central Texas and went last Sunday. Bluebonnets, prickly leaf white poppies, phlox, Indian Paintbrush, wine cups, and evening primrose were out. Several other varieties will show and all be at peak in a few weeks.

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  9. I've always loved lily of the valley for its fragrance and because my mother loved it. I always think of her when I see it blooming.

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  10. I remember my Grandma having a bag for string and it came out of the bag. Love the look of your's. Nancy P.

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  11. I love the idea of a string bag! And this one is just lovely, as is everything you make :)

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  12. Seeing the first shoots pushing out of the ground from bulbs I planted in the fall have me smiling because I know winter is over.

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  13. My favorite spring flowers are the daffodil and pansies. Such a cute string bag!

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  14. My favorite spring flower is a red tulip , they are so happy . What a sweet string bag!!

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  15. my favorite spring flower is california poppy. like the bag

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  16. My favorite spring activity is spending time with my husband planting our vegetable garden in Wisconsin while listening to the birds returning. PS Love your bag!

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  17. Listening to the birds in the early morning is the best! The pansy is a favorite early flower in Maine, my grammy had several gorgeous beds of them.

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  18. Spring lambing and tulips! Bag is too cute!

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  19. My favorite spring activity is get out and hike with the beautiful green grass and wild flowers all around!

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  20. I enjoy seeing the birds come back each spring. It was so nice to see the vivid blue color against the brown of winter.

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  21. My favorite Spring activity is walking through the yard and looking at all the new leaves starting to open on the trees and bushes and admiring the daffodils, tulips,hyacinths, lilleys of the valley take their turn to bloom.

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  22. My favorite Spring activity is a crazy one, but I look forward to seeing the freighters in the river once again after being laid up for Winter. Soon they will be sailing again. Janice

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  23. I love violets. My bridesmaids carried nosegays of violets. That is the one and only time I have seen violets that way

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  24. My favorite spring flower is tulips,especially red ones.

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  25. My favorite Spring activities are planting my garden and watching the bluebirds build a nest in our bluebird box!

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  26. Hello my Lititz friend! I enjoy seeing the tiny white snowdrops (first sign of Sun's warmth) and then bright yellow forsythia, esp when "airy" vs a tightly clipped bush...and I made my first penny rug (mat) on Leap Day...but still in UFO stage!..thanks for a nice giveaway...xo

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  27. I really enjoy riding my zero radius mower & cutting our grass when spring comes. Not only do I love to smell the fresh-cut grass, but I also like seeing all the new growth around.

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  28. What a cute string bag! My favorite spring flower (flowering bush) is the lilac. Their scent is incredible.

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  29. My favorite is when my flowering crab is in full bloom the whole yard smells wonderful and the bees are so busy the tree hums when you get near it.
    Cathy

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  30. LOVE spring and all flowers but nothing puts a smile on my face more than peonies.
    Thanks for sharing and a chance to own one of your special pieces of needlework
    Have a great day and stay safe.

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  31. What a beautiful bag. I love to clean the yard in the Spring. I enjoy raking the leaves and making things look so clean and ready for summer living outside. Thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful prize.

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  32. Happy first day of spring! Can’t wait to see my hydrangeas in full bloom!

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  33. My favorite Spring activity is watching all the bulbs I planted in the Fall come up. Sp satisfying!

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  34. My favorite Spring flower is the Aconite; a little, buttercup like, yellow flower that is the first to bloom in my garden.

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  35. My favorite spring flower is the iris, and favorite activity is planting container gardens to put on my front steps...so welcoming.

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  36. I love daffodils, my father had 13 different types, the male me smile just looking at them.I love this string bag, and black houndstooth!! Stay safe and thanks for the inspiration.

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  37. I love being able to sit on my porch and taking in all the signs of Spring. Every shade of green sprouting, the robins building nests in my bushes. I especially love the flowering trees.

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  38. My fave spring activity is digging in the dirt! As soon as the last chilly day is past you'll find me preparing my flower beds for new plants and making way for the 'volunteers' who will surely pop-up when you least expect! :)

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  39. Flowers and Spring....just what we need to brighten our spirit in this time of crisis.

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  40. Pussy Willow and Forsythia...signs of the coming spring!

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  41. Has to be the daffodil. There such a happy flower.

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  42. My favorite spring flowers are the snow drops that bloom on our hill beside my sunroom. A dear friend gifted several clumps to me and they remind me of her every time I see them, spreading every year. They seem to be a special message of hope. I've loved your string bags ever since I saw them on one of my first Porch Walks many years ago. Thank you for this generous offering.

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  43. I love watching the hummingbirds buzz around the feeders in the yard. Snowdrops are my favourite as they are the first flowers that tell me spring is coming! Thank you for the chance!

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  44. I love hyacinths, their scent is heavenly!

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  45. My favorite spring flowers are daffodils and tulips, can't pick just one? Their little green spikes are just poking thru and I can't wait till they flower!! What an adorable bag, thanks for a chance to win!
    Carmen

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  46. My absolute favorite part of spring is just walking outside, especially around my own yard, observing all of the new green sprouts coming out of the ground. I love seeing everything come back to life after our long, cold winters!

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  47. Love seeing the Passion Flowers �� emerging through the soul. Sweet string bag!! Thanks!!

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  48. My favorites are crocus since they’re usually the first to make an appearance. I would love to win the adorable string bag!

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  49. Old fashioned jonqils are my favorite spring flowers. They make me think of my mom, that's a sweet memory.

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  50. Hello! My favorite spring activity is getting ready for planting! Nice to see my bulbs from last fall popping up!

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  51. Hi and HAPPY SPRING! Just found your blog and LOVE it! My favorite Spring activity is taking walks and photographing all flowers that are blooming and the fruit that are starting to grow. We have a peach tree that is just beautiful as the peaches grow the change in hues until they ripen is beautiful! :)

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  52. My favorite spring activity is sitting on the porch with my mini poodles and taking in the peace and quiet. Seeing the flowers start to bloom (although a little critter had my crocuses for breakfast) and watching the birds fly by is ever so calming.

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  53. Oh, I love this cute little string bag, I am going to use mine for a home base for my reading glasses. I can hang them in several rooms and what fun to make cute bags to make with my leftover fabric.
    My spring activity is going through my sewing room and planning new projects. This will be n the top of the list.

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  54. I just love cleaning the yard for the first time in the spring. I love seeing the little signs of new life as I clean up leaves, branches, etc that winter left behind.

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  55. This is the first I've heard about a string bag. What a cleaver idea...no more having the string roll away from you and me chasing the ball...haha. In the spring I love to clean up the yard and find new growth hiding under the leaves, etc. Such an exciting time. The birds are singing, bulbs are blooming and all the trees and bushes are filling in with new growth. I love sunflowers and hydrangeas. Thank you for such a beautiful giveaway.

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  56. I know it's too late for the contest but... Spring comes late to the Adirondacks. I love listening to the chirps of the returning birds and cleaning out the flower beds while digging around in the warm soil among the cheery daffodils. And so happy when the little pansy faces pop back up.

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  57. Thank you so much! Can't wait to see it, it's beautiful!

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So glad to have you here visiting...
would love to hear your thoughts !
Rose