March 30, 2012

Pins and Needles Giveway

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A good craft store is really hard to find. I learned this particularly when I lived in New York and had to take a long, long, long, subway ride from Manhattan to Queens just to be able to buy felt, needles, and embroidery hoops.

So I was fascinated when Jenn emailed me about Pins and Needles NYC, a bright, beautiful storefront dedicated to fabrics, haberdashery, and classes in sewing, quilting and embroidery. Their blog is also full of lovely projects and tutorials.

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Well, I was even more thrilled when I heard that they wanted to do a giveaway on Feeling Stitchy, to round out our birthday month of giveaways and festivities!

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In the giveaway for today are 1/2 yard each of the 2 Anna Maria Horner fabrics above, and 12 skeins of floss in the recently released Anna Maria Horner colors for Anchor floss. The fabrics have a gorgeous cross stitch print that would look beautiful stitched over, or simply left as is.

And the floss colors are pretty much my favorites shades of everything:

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Awesome, huh? Well, if you'd like to get your hands on these lovely goods generously offered by the great people at Pins and Needles NYC, just leave a comment on this post by Sunday night, April 1, 9 PM Central time. Winner will be announced on Monday, April 2. In your comment, please tell us: how far have you gone to get crafting supplies? :) Please include your email address so we can find you. Lastly, to win, you must be a new winner who has not won a drawing on Feeling Stitchy this year. Let the comments begin! :)

193 comments:

  1. Hello! This is a lovely giveaway: thanks Pins and Needles, and to you guys for hosting it! I think the farthest I've gone is baaacckk in tiiimmmee for my crafting supplies ;) I enjoy using vintage bits in my embroidery. I guess in real life I've traveled up to an hour to go to shops I've liked, one of the sweet and sour parts of living within an hour of my entire life.

    mary dot e dot warns at qcenter dot com

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  2. AWESOME! Count me in! I love the fabric and the new skeins of thread are a great color pallet. Thanks for the fab giveaway!

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  3. I live in rural Missouri and so I have to drive into the city to find any decent craft store. I routinely drive 40 miles or more to hit my favorite fabric stores so I have to be sure it's going to be worth it. (PS. It usually is.:D )

    Danna

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  4. Well I'd love to go to NYC to get craft supplies... but it hasn't happened yet.
    With the powers of the interwebs I get craft supplies from all over the world... amazingly fantastic.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  5. Hmmm...well, I haven't had to travel too far...yet. but I sure would love to travel up to NYC to check out this lovely shop! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Boisky3@gmail.com

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  6. Love it!!! The colors are fantastic!

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I can't wait to get my hands on that fabric!

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  8. What a beautiful giveaway! Thanks so much to all who put this together. I live in rural Maine, and it usually takes me an hour to get to craft stores. It's worth it, though, so I'm always happy to go!
    My email address is duckythorn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. This is an awesome prize!! I dont have any cool craft stores like this one where I live. I hope luck is on my side this time. My e-mail is jessica-8384@hotmail.com

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  10. I can find some supplies within 10 miles of my home but my favorite fabric shop is about an hour and 45minutes away so I try to visit once a month. I always find just what I need and I make a list all month so that I don't forget anything.

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  11. What a beautiful shop! I must get the Anne Marie floss! Its gorgeous!
    Being in the city I have plenty of craft shops nearby. My favorite is on the other side of the city...they carry a fantastic collection of designer fabrics and I just can't stay away :)

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  12. thanks for the chance to win and for the link to Pins and Needles! Here's hoping from Idaho, an avid embroiderer :)

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  13. Oh wonderful colors please add me to the list. I went 1 hr and 45 min,,to go to a Hancock fabrics because that was the only fabric store. I lived in South Carolina at the time and they did not have anything closer but when I did go boy did I spend....
    Have a great weekend.
    proudspirit57@gmail.com

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  14. Wonderful giveaway! AMH is a terrific designer.

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  15. When I used to be able to travel interstate before kids I would stay in the city & make a note of decent stash stores to visit. I was out of the city & at their door before opening time one morning. I think it was about 45 mins on the train! I'd go further if I had the chance to visit a great store!
    fuzzydog69@hotmail.com

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  16. Those AMH floss colors are gorgeous!! Well, I live in the suburbs in the south bay, about 45 minutes south of San Francisco so we have lots of stores to choose from. However, I'd have to say that the farthest I've ever traveled to get supplies was flying to London so that I could visit the Button Queen shop for vintage buttons. (That wasn't the only reason for going but it was the one that I concentrated on.)

    And the next farthest would be about 3 hours down the road to Morro Bay to visit a little shop that sells vintage ribbons and millinery supplies.

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  17. before I started sewing I thought a spool of thread would last forever. I go through almost one a day now lol

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  18. While I don't HAVE to travel all that far for my crafting supplies, I always check out the specialty shops where ever I travel -- One of the best was the Drogerie in Strasbourg, France.

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  19. What a lovely giveaway! When I lived in the dorms in college, I'd have to take three buses to get to the craft store. But it was worth it - plus there was a great mexican restaurant next door to the craftstore! Heh.

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  20. Wow! What an awesome giveaway! Love the floss. When my grandaughter was born, my son and his wife lived in West Middlesex,PA. While i was visiting, I was working on the dress for Elana's baby dedication. I found myself short of the lace I was using and drove about 45 miles into Ohio to a store that had it. I only needed about 2 yards of lace. It was worth it. The dress was beautiful!

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  21. I have driven 90 miles to go to a perfectly lovely quilt shop...it was so worth it!!!

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  22. What a great giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  23. This is an exciting giveaway!!

    I don't have to travel far for most of my craft supplies but I am ALWAYS looking for crafty places when I am out of town. That is half of the fun of crafting. The big score on pretty supplies!

    Tina
    dengen29@aol.com

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  24. We have no general craft stores in the town I live in, the closest one is 1.5 hours away! I was spoiled when I lived in a big city with lots of choices. I would love to get some goodies.

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  25. What fantastic prizes. I haven't really gone that far. I usually just go online. Thank you.

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  26. I'd love a chance to win! Such a cute little store. Wish I lived in NYC!

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  27. I travelled to Paris, France last month to go to school at Ecole Lesage for tambour embroidery and I bought supplies at the huge needlework show they have every year in Paris called l'aiguille en fete! Please enter me in this drawing, thank you so much! Email is jennstumpf@yahoo.com. :-)

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  28. What beautiful things! I wish a similar shop were near me.

    I drove well over an hour to visit the store near me that specializes in Japanese import fabrics. Good thing I went on my birthday or I would've been in trouble!

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  29. Before Internet shopping was the thing to do... I've driven 3 hrs (one way) to get crafting supplies... ugh

    ToquasCrafts@gmail.com

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  30. Great giveaway! Thanks so much to Pins and Needles and Feeling Stitchy. Rural New Mexico is not exactly a crafters paradise and I glean so much information and ideas from the net. Enjoyed your blog from Pins and Needles very much. I promise I'll be a regular reading your pages. The colors and ideas are breathtaking. Thank you!

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  31. Hi..this is my first visit. I started learning to stitch when I was about 7yrs old...more than 50yrs ago. Have been doing mostly quilting in past 25+ yrs, along with some cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting and crotch. Getting into doing more embroidery so would love to win. I will travel great distances to get to supplies and if all else fails..shop online.
    CathyC in Alberta
    cathyc1950@gmail.com

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  32. I love those colors! So bright and cheerful! I am going to check out this blog. Looks yummy!

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  33. What a fun giveaway! I'm lucky enough to live near quite a few craft stores, but when I was studying in Costa Rica it did take me most of one day to locate 1 skein of yarn in the tiny village I was staying in!

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  34. Oh, I've never seen that floss before - must try it! Please sign me up and thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. This giveaway is lovely! I live on the south side of Austin and I've driven to this privately owned craft store over on the north side of the city......all in a lightning storm....just for a few skeins of floss. It may not sound far but it wasn't definitely scary. I guess you can say I had an itch to stitch! :)

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  36. Hi
    I don't have to travel far for my craft supplies, but I am always looking for crafty stores .

    markirhen@gmail.com

    Martha

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  37. What a dreamy store and lovely giveaway! How far have I gone for supplies? Well, I never make a trip on purpose, I just pick things up everywhere I go. This includes flying to my sister's in Arizona. I came back to Wisconsin with oodles of beads and thread!

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  38. So pretty, it's so nice when you find a local spot to get your supplies

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  39. Well... back when I was working in an office, I was sent to South Bend, Indiana for a conference (I live in Southern California). One of the locals kindly took us to her favorite needlework supply store during a lunch break, and I came home with a suitcase full of needles and floss, not to mention the fabric I bought at a mall where I had to shop for replacement clothes when my luggage was delayed.

    So, So Cal to Indiana is the farthest I've gone for supplies.

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  40. In my state I have gone as far as 200 miles to find crafting supplies. When I have traveled, I have gone as far as 1000 miles to find crafting supplies.

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  41. What a great giveaway! I have to admit I haven't gone too far to just get crafting supplies, though I've bought art pens in Germany, does that suffice?

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  42. How fun! I have been making all too frequent stops at a couple of local fabric stores to check out their remnant bins to find interesting bits to embroider on. I score maybe 1 out of 5 trips. Perhaps this is less extreme and more obsessive, though!

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  43. I live in California and my husband took me with him to new York. I made a list of all craft & bookstores I wanted to see. Because he is so urban, we rode the subways and walked...purl soho, tinsel trading, I would have asked him to take me to pins and needles!!!

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  44. I go a couple of miles to a cheap fabric store sometimes, but I mostly shop on the internet :)

    jaqueline.calas@gmail.com

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  45. Gorgeous! I live in New Zealand and while we can get lots of nice crafty stuff locally we don't see beautiful stuff like this!

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  46. What a beautiful store! The next time I'm in NYC... I've been posted overseas for my job a few times, so I've done the ordering online in the states to have goodies come thousands and thousands of miles to me in Africa. Or made treks to stores before shipping out to make sure i have a good supply. OR...better still...taking in the best of local markets. Fabric shopping in Africa is the best.

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  47. Thanks for the giveaway! I have traveled to NY many times just to go shopping for my sewing needs! Now that I know Pins and Needles is there too, I will definately add them to my list of stops!

    Thanks again, Stephanie

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  48. living in regional Australia, travelling far for supplies so usual for me , buying felt from the USA and beads from England is about the furtherest. But if we are talking about local then I travel about an hour and a half to the nearest large supplier- love the blog too by the way
    cheers Wendy

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  49. What a great giveaway! I live in bush Alaska so traveling to a craft store includes 500 miles, an airplane, a rental car and a hotel, thank goodness for internet! (although, nothing beats walking through a fabric store!!).
    *note - please do not publish my email: thanks - K Fry wyofry@gmail.com

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  50. Gorgeous!!! I want to try out Anchor floss, I've only used DMC because it's so easy to get a hold of. I actually have gone from California to Pennsylvania for Appleton Crewel floss. Of course, I was there for another reason, but I really wanted to see the colors in person and I couldn't find a place close to me in CA. The floss is amazing.

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  51. A fes years agoe we were in Denmark with some friends during New Year. I wanted to visit a yarn shop in another little village and the bf and I took the direct route displayed on a map. A really old map as it turns out. Yes, there was a none-paved street and others used it too. But the whole area was military and only open sometimes and there were huge bumps in the street and fake houses on the side...totally eerie!

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  52. I have a craft store nearby that is very useful! When I lived in a more rural area I'd have to drive an hour and a half to get supplies though, and there weren't many choices! I love the fabric in this giveaway, thanks for giving us the chance to have it ;)
    (claratheglumbumble@hotmail.fr)

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  53. hi the futherest i have travelled for stitching supplies is about 500km from Ballarat to Mildura,thankyou for hosting this wonderful givaway.
    shez86shez@yahoo.com.au

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  54. I will definitely check out this lovely store next time I'm in NYC! The furthest I've traveled for craft supplies... well, not for supplies, per se, but I drive for hour to find vintage stores with old linens to stitch on. I'm collecting them, stewing a project. Thanks for the give-away!

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  55. I have a box that is bursting full of silks. It is a mixture of silks that I bought plus silks hat have been donated.

    I have had aida donated to me in the past.

    I have also been given backing material to use for making my lavender bags.

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  56. I got my embroidery inspiration from my aunt, whom I lived with when I went on a road trip to Malaysia (p.s. I live in Singapore). It was 10 hours long! She passed down all her handicraft and embroidery floss to me, which started my obsession!

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  57. What a lovely giveaway! I never submit for these things, but this one I have to because I have traveled quite far for my happy addiction. The furthest I've traveled just for the sake of some stash was to Argentina. A couple of years ago I decided that a trip to Buenos Aires to do some tango and shoe shopping would be fun, I went, I danced, I shopped, but I had no idea there was such wonderful yarn to be had....until I came home to Seattle when a client asked if I'd visited the famed yarn boutiques in Buenos Aires. I hadn't and was ashamed! So I went home that night and planed another trip for 6 months later!!! Seriously, I brought back 3 large bags filled with the most sumptuous yarns! I'm still working through most of it but delight in the pleasure of having it to reminisce about how I traveled so far just for some yarn.

    lane.stephaniem@gmail.com

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  58. Not as far as a lot of people here, but there's a nice patchwork shop in the Peak District here in the UK that I wish I went to more often which is about 50 miles away. I'm 100 miles from London and I like a certain vintage linen shop there. There are no shops near me that sells many designer fabrics, just a few bolts here and there and they're at least $20 a yard. I love shopping from the US online now!

    By the way I've tried 6 times to leave a comment but despite entering the correct words in the spam check it won't accept them as an Open ID user :(

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  59. I'd love to win this! I think I've gone quite far for craft supplies, when I cut my waist-long hair for a weaving project.

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  60. I've taken a two-hour train trip once, but I've done that trip for plenty of more pressing reasons. I did get my sister to buy me hand-made needles in Japan though!

    Best needles ever.

    everbloom at gmail dot com.

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  61. I have sat in a car for hours as a child to go get fabric and crafting supplies with my mum, but nowadays I'll admit I'm pretty lazy. If it's not in the local embroidery shop or I don't happen to pass a fabric store, I get it online. I won't spend all that money on petrol only to find that there's nothing in my price class or anything I want.

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  62. The elusive perfect fabric found 2 hours away at Vogue Fabrics years ago at Water Tower place in Chicago.

    Thanks to the internet you can always find what you want, but NOTHING beats the senses when purchasing what you love.

    crldelater at yahoo dot com

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  63. When I lived in Florida, anytime we went north- we always stopped at a huge craft store inside Georgia off the interstate on the way back- sometimes going way out of our way, simply due to their selection! Now that I'm in MI, I would have to say it's too far of a commute, lol. Thanks for the opportunity!
    BragginRightsBath@live.com

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  64. Oh, my! It's awsome giveaway! Once I had travelled 600km to buy some craft stuff... I lived in my little hometown and Id decided to visit the capital just for buy some things... But it was amazing! I would love to win this time: simone_1975@yahoo.com
    Tks a lot!

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  65. I don't have to drive too awfully far to craft stores. :) I get most of my supplies at Hobby Lobby, which is about 25 minutes away, and occasionally at Joanns, which is about 30-35 minutes away.

    ~Kristin
    sewtechnicolor (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  66. In the UK we don't have a great choice of craft shops so I mostly shop online so I suppose the furthest for me would be New Zealand!!

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  67. love the giveaway, its very differcult to get supplies for my projects, i have to order everything online. thanks for the giveaway.

    k_rampersad03(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. When I lived in Los Angeles, I drove from "the Valley" to the Fabric District...which translated to a good couple hour drive. But deliciously worth it--ack, I miss it!!

    But this giveaway is fantastic; hope I win! Unger dot j dot n {at} gmail dot com

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  69. I have driven four hours to attend a cross stitch convention - such fun, and totally worth it! My email is holleyhues@comcast.net.

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  70. I live in NC and have gone to craft supply stores in Ohio when visiting family! Thanks for the give-away!!

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  71. I'd love to win. The furthest I've ever had to go was about an hour's drive. It was the closest store that carried the nicer evenweave fabrics for counted cross stitch.

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  72. oh, I'm crossing my fingers for this one. What a lovely looking store!
    and april 2nd is my birthday, so wouldn't it be perfect if you pulled me name?? :)

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  73. Well, the farthest non-Internet place I've ever gotten supplies from was 6 hours away in Kentucky when I visited my brother. I made sure to make a special trip to the local fabric shop! He's now moving to Indianapolis and his wife always finds the best craft stores, so I'm pretty excited for that!

    lisakatec(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. I live in a very rural area. It is about a two hour drive to a big box craft and/or fabric store but even they do not carry all that I like to use. I have driven 10 hours to get silk shantung and the privilege of selecting the colors I like in person. Good thing we have family to visit along the way! Usually I shop in Asia for specialty items like purse frames, silks, zakka prints , chirimen, and kimono fabric--by internet!

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  75. Gorgeous floss colors - count me in! I'm lucky to live within a few miles of three different craft stores, so I have to say that I've never had to travel very far. It's fantastic!

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  76. I live in Toronto, and on my honeymoon in San Francisco a couple years ago, I wanted to go to the yellow owl press store while we were in town. i had bought something from them before and knew the name of the street that had been on the return address, though i didn't write the address down. so my new husband and i walked the length of what turned-out to be a moderately industrial street for over an hour. there was no store, it turned out. the address was for a studio or private residence. Dayum!

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  77. Fantastic giveaway.

    I've not gone far to get supplies, but I have waited a LONG time. Once a year there is the knitting and stitching show in the UK in Harrogate. I am already planning my annual purchases even though the show isn't until November!

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  78. i love this fabric and colors of floss! i live in maine, so things can be a bit spread out...i am not sure how far i have gone exactly, but i have gone to other towns to buy fabric from a local chain of salvage stores (shout out to marden's). i remember getting the high-end "name brand" fabrics there years ago for $2.99/yard. i think they have caught on to what they have and now they are $5.00/yard...hehehe...still an awesome steal. :)

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  79. Wish we had this beautiful store near us in Tampa!! I will have to be content to shop from them online.

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  80. Oh, those fabrics are so cute!

    I am pretty lazy, so if I can't easily walk, ride the bus, or get a ride to the craft store, I usually resort to ordering online. :/

    nicolemonjeau (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  81. Columbus OH has many lovely craft stores - but I have never seen that designer floss! Lovely!

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  82. I really don't have to travel far to get supplies, but sure would love to travel to NYC to shop at this place!
    Evin5 at aol dot com

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  83. What a generous giveaway Thank you! The furthest I have gone is probably about 2 hours drive. My hubby thought I was crazy but a girl has got to do what a girl has got to do! Thanks again! ♥
    Kelly

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  84. I traveled 4 hours North of where I live in Ohio to visit a store called Blueberry Hill Stitchery. It was so worth the drive as then I was such a novice stitcher at the time and the woman working opened my world to so many designers, fabrics, tools and gave me many helpful tips.

    Thank you for the beautiful contest.

    hugs
    -missy-

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  85. Unfortunately, many crafty stores near me have closed over the years. I do have to drive farther away now just to buy buttons. Thank you for your generous giveaway!

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  86. oh my what a great giveaway! i can totally relate to going crazy trying to find supplies as a native NYer.. probably sitting through rush hour traffic...eek

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  87. Thanks so much for this lovely giveaway! I've traveled within the two neighboring counties around me, but one-by-one the fabric/knitting/needlework shops have been closing. Now I can shop the world on the internets! :)

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  88. Those flosses are gorgeous! While planning my wedding last year, I drove to three of the same but different craft stores in three towns to use coupons I had. It was a half day affair.

    albhenderson [at] gmail dot com

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  89. Those flosses are gorgeous! While planning my wedding last year, I drove to three of the same but different craft stores in three towns to use coupons I had. It was a half day affair.

    albhenderson [at] gmail dot com

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  90. Oooo, lovely stuff! I will have to check this shop out next time i am down in the city.

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  91. This is such a wonderful giveaway. Those are some of favorite colors too. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I always love your blog.

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  92. What won't we do to get out crafty fix?? Seriously sometimes I think I'm a little cuckoo! I've taken 2 hours bus rides to go to Joann's! I have also biked 45 minutes one way to buy some fabric and rode my bike back home with a crazy amount of fabric dangerously packed over my back!
    I wish I could give in to the internet craft shopping but I always need to see things in real life! Bummer!

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  93. Oh, that's a lovely giveaway--you're right, the floss colors are the best shades of everything. :) Please enter me, email snowtorch at gmail dot com.

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  94. Love the prizes! Thanks for the chance! My LQS is about an hour away, but I usually order online, or run over to Hobby Lobby if it's thread or batting I need!

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  95. I would love to hold those beautiful, silky things in my hands. I live way out in the boonies on a ranch and so the closest place to get anything "decent" is 120 miles away. Or I often will buy online. I do have a nice local fabric store just 60 miles away that carries beautiful things, but not embroidery-type things. Maybe she will someday.

    Jody

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  96. I have gone as far as 4 hours, from Tupelo to Nashhville, to visit Archivers. :)

    Thanks for giving me a new blog to follow since it will be a long tim before I am back in my home state of NY, and thanks for the chance to win!

    sweeney.susanna@gmail.com

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  97. I admit that with internet ordering, I don't have to travel very far to find craft supplies. But considering that I have ordered craft supplies from around the country, it's impressive that my supplies are better-traveled than I am!

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  98. I haven't traveled very far from my northern California home to find craft supplies but I do love to visit Stone Mountain Daughters in Berkeley for sewing supplies and visiting Britex in San Fransisco is always a treat.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win these wonderful goodies.
    Renee
    reaton98@gmail.com

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  99. I wasn’t the one who had to go far out of my way, it was my boyfriend. While in hospital feeling sorry for myself and embroidering, I decided I needed a particular shade of pale green. My boyfriend agreed to travel across the city to the nearest John Lewis and take photos for me of each pale green. He’d get so exasperated after he sent a picture and I’d text back “It needs more turquoise in it..” Maybe this kit could have saved him a trip.

    alex dot ross 1990 at googlemail dot com

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  100. Physical proximity to a store has never prevented me from ordering things from Germany and England. Life without the Internet is a distant memory.

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  101. I went from southwest Missouri to Mall of America in Minnesota to visit an Archivers store... of course, we vacationed too... but for me it was the highlight of the trip! Thanks for the great giveaway, that floss pack is beautiful!

    monicafullerton@yahoo.com

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  102. I didn't travel for it but my husband's friend brought me a quilt book from South Africa once, I live in Indiana :)

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  103. What a darling store and a generous giveaway! Thank you!
    Kieran

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  104. The wheels are already turning for a new project - great possibilities.
    thanks
    Annmarie

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  105. Beautiful stuff!! There are no shops here that have a variety of stitching supplies. Can't count Michael's! I usually buy on-line or when I travel.

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  106. For the sake of my reputation details will remain undisclosed, but, yes, supply hunting can get out of hand. Tempting shops abroad, horrendous postal/custom surprises, slipping wishlists to travelling friends... I suspect most of us have been there at some point. But it's all for a good cause, right?

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  107. I used to live in Thailand (a lifetime ago). The only place to buy any supplies was in Bangkok which was a 3 hour ride (by car) away. The department store there had embroidery floss and lots of Japanese books, so I had lots of that kind of crafty stuff. I even taught myself to crochet dollies and things like that. I had just gotten into making quilts then and there was no place to buy batting, so I contacted a quilt shop in California and they sent me a roll of it. Because Customs didn't know what it was it ended up costing a fortune to get it ~ fortunately my husband was willing to get it and it made me really happy.

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  108. I'm from a rural area, and the nearest craft stores are about an hour and a half away. I can't even get yarn or embroidery floss anywhere here! It's fun to make a day of it, though, and hit up all my favorites at once (plus bookstores and Target, of course) :)

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  109. Would love to win!

    I have gone over hills and valleys to get to a store with quality yarn many times.

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  110. Oops, I forgot to include my email address with my last comment!
    quailcat(at)gmail(dot)com

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  111. There aren't any great craft stores by me. I wish there were. Oh well... Thanks for this great give away!
    aesprouse at gmail dot com

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  112. that fabric is really cool- i want it!

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  113. Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. I have been known to bus downtown and get on a ferry to an island which has a lovely yarn shop.

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  115. this is such a lovely give away!

    i have to say, though, that I haven't gone too far to buy craft supplies... since I'm a newbie, the supplies on my local stores (I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina) are enough for now... I did get some fabric from the US online, but guess that it doesn't count.

    email is guadalupemay at hotmail.com

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  116. I live in SF, but I always shop for crafts when I visit Manhattan. I especially stock up on scrapbooking paper and ribbon. I used to live on the UWS and I miss my favorite shops! I will have to check out Pins and Needles next time!

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  117. What a fun giveaway! Anna Maria is one of my favorite artists.

    We lived in Greece for 6 years and while they had many stores with various sewing items it was incredibly difficult to find DMC and cotton fabrics so I had to contact family in the U.S. and then anxiously wait on "pins and needles" for things to arrive... that would take anywhere from one to four months!

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  118. Oh how lovely. I am lucky to have wonderful sewing shops close by, but always look out for stitching bounty when on holiday. I have some silk loss from Spain and course weave cotton from Jamaica :-)

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  119. I live in Seattle and often travel to Portland to shop for crafting supplies. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  120. this store looks awesome! this giveaway is awesome!

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  121. I have been lucky enough to live in a large metropolitan area so always had good craft stores nearby. We recently moved to the "North Woods" so I may not be able to say that any more. Your give-away sounds fabulous!
    tandl31@gmail.com

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  122. What a fun giveaway! Great blog, too. As for the question, I have a confession: I don't typically go to craft stores. I am such a newbie that I have found it better to experiment on thrift store finds. Some day I'm going to be confident enough to get the really good stuff, but for now, I use what others don't want any more.

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  123. I guess I haven't traveled that far... I do most of my shopping online!

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  124. Love the floss and the material and would love to be a winner!! I live in the beautifull Bay of Islands in New Zealand and I travel an hour and a quarter to my favourite Spotlight store to buy my supplies. If I cannot buy what I want there I travel another two hours to Auckland.

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  125. Wow what a beautiful store and supplies! I would love to win these! Thank you Annmarie Fournier annmariefournier@ymail.com

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  126. Decent craft stores are thin on the ground everywhere I guess. I have driven an eighty-minute round trip in the hopes of finding the right buttons for a cardigan I made - I didn't - darn!

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  127. there is a nice stitching store in Windsor and I am in Detroit and my friends and I go over there just for that!

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  128. I once drove 5 hours away just to find the right supplies for a project :) thanks for the giveaway!

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  129. What a great giveaway! Now that I live in salt lake city, I have to drive out of the city to get to the good craft stores. It's strange;all the craft stores are out of town!

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  130. I have twice been on a tour of the local yarn shops (the farthest shop was about 100 miles from where I lived). If I find a good crafting shop, I like to go back to it and help keep it in business, no matter how far away it is! but when I really need something quick, I just go to the closest place that has what I need.

    and my email is:

    sophie(dot)egler(at)gmail(dot)com

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  131. I've never won anything on any blog, so I would definitely be a 'new winner'! And I've gone all over the world to get craft supplies I wanted, via the internet, of course!

    doncris2@msn.com

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  132. I haven't traveled too far but my favorite craft trip was when I was in Berkeley on a business trip. After training was adjourned for the day I took BART through the city to Lacis and picked up some fantastic books on Chinese and Japanese embroidery. I would say I'm opportunistic when it comes to craft stores. If I'm in a new place, I figure out where they are and normally visit them right away. Kind of like a magpie; craft supplies are my shiny things and I grab them when possible. I'm sure that describes every crafter, hah.

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  133. When I lived for 5 months in Maastricht, the Netherlands, I took a 2.5 hour train ride to Amsterdam to get some lovely fabric. Kathie L in Allentown

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  134. I recently moved to Bulgaria, where good quality craft supplies are nearly non-existent (at least from what I can tell). I fully plan on stocking up on everything I need while I am here visiting in the states.

    email: whitney@girlmeetsbulgaria.com

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  135. I have to be honest- the furthest I've gone for craft supplies is across town. Now that I'm taking up sewing more seriously, I am buying fabric off the internet, which almost counts.

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  136. Oh my gosh I'd love to win this, the fabric is gorgeous and the threads are in my favorite peacock colors. I'd stitch a lovely peacock on some black fabric with it if I won. Thanks for the lovely giveaway! (darkmoonlady2002@gmail.com)

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  137. I haven't traveled far for craft supplies. I try to make a list of items I need and keep it in my purse, just in case I happen to drive near a craft store or thrift store. If I can't find what I'm looking for I shop online.

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  138. Nice giveaway pkg!! Thanks! Since I live in a remote northern community in Ontario Canada (north of Lake Superior) I always need to travel to get craft supplies and it could be a 5 hour drive... so I don't appreciate it when my DH tells me that I only have half an hour because we have a ton of other things to run around for!! Sheesh!

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  139. I've only gone 30 minutes down the road...but for the right product, I'd probably go a lot further. (-:

    Love the colors of the floss and and the fabric!

    email: aehoff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  140. I think the farthest I've been in person to get crafting supplies was a couple of states over, but being in the Western US, that can be quite a long way to go. :D Thankfully the internet enables my buying of things like a vintage, reconditioned and totally gorgeous Featherweight from England, sheeps fleece from the Netherlands, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand, embroidery flosses from Japan, pretty beads from SE Asia, etc etc. But I'm always glad to see crafting shops opening in my local area and do my best to shop their first. I'm excited to go explore Pins and Needles NYC through their blog!

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  141. Oh the floss colors are pretty and the fabrics would be nice to embroider on.

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  142. Wow. Great giveaway! Well, I've ordered fabric from overseas, but as far as purchasing in person, I've gone to California, but that's not saying much since I live in Arizona!

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  143. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I always visit the craft store near my house, they have supplies imported from Japan.

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  144. Eeee! The furthest I've ever gone has involved an hours train ride, then 2 hours on the underground then a three mile walk. The place was the best sewing shop in London while I was there for uni, I wouldn't go anywhere else. Now I'm... *luckier*, it only takes me an hour.

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  145. Oh no! I forgot to leave my email address! mewood87[@]googlemail[dot]com

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  146. I live near Chattanooga, and our only craft stores for awhile were Michaels and Hobby Lobby and the horrid Hancock store with the slowest employees ever. So I used to make regular (3-hour, one-way) trips to Atlanta to go to real fabric and yarn stores. (And sometimes, I still do!)

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  147. i've been wanting that fabric and the floss! i have to do most of my specialty ordering online because we don't have anything within an hour's drive. so i guess the world of internet shopping is the universe?!

    donna
    madkat@tampabay.rr.com

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  148. What gorgeous threads.I've obtained craft items from around the world,with the help of the internet, but sadly, I've travelled no farther than 150 kms to actually buy them here in Australia.

    My email - genista1956 at hotmail dot com

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  149. I would love to win this giveaway. I've never won a Feelin Stitchy giveaway. The farthest I've traveled for supplies would be 2 hours.

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  150. Oh what beautiful colors! I like to purchase things online - I just bought the cutest embroidery pattern from New Zealand! But I have traveled a couple hours for supplies before - it is definitely worth it for good quality.

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  151. I would love to win this, it's great! You have some awesome giveaways for your blog birthday!

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  152. I've probably driven over an hour to get somewhere for something I had to have. If I won I'd have trouble opening the package, it's so pretty! I haven't seen those fabrics in person yet, looks like a must see! Happy Weekend to you.

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  153. Does it count if the craft supplies weren't the only reason for the trip? If so...Chicago to London! I made lots of crafty purchases while I was there!

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  154. Luckily i haven't had to travel too far for craft supplies, one suburb to another, as we have some good craft shops in our city. I think if i had to travel too far I'd use the internet instead.

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  155. I have gone as far as an hour away to get awesome craft supplies!!
    pinkpursegirl@yahoo.com

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  156. I think the farthest I've gone is one hour - by car - to Minneapolis. It's the largest and closest city to my home. Lately I like to travel with my mouse in online shopping!

    Becky

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  157. Well I have to admit that I haven't had to travel terribly far, only 15 miles or so to downtown from the suburbs. But let me tell you that the trip is an all day event with three children ages 4 1/2 and younger.

    brireb(at)frontier(dot)com

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  158. I've never gone particularly far JUST for crafting supplies, but I always seem to get some when I'm traveling, and I like to get things in odd places. :)

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  159. I live in South Korea so if a subway trip across Seoul to the 5 floors of yarn/fabric/crafty market doesn't do the trick then I need to wait until my next trip home to the UK - usually 13 (or more) flying hours plus layovers and journeys to airports at each end!

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  160. i first wanted to get into embroiderybecause i loved what my mom had created over the years. at the time i was newly married and moved to Georgia from California, so i didnt know where anything was yet and didnt know how to start off by myself anyways. the next time i visited CA my mom found 2 christmas stocking projects, one she never started and one she never finished-perfect for my new husband and i for our first christmas as a married couple! she provided me with all the supplies and a few lessons of course! so, in a way i have travelled over 2,000 miles!
    neoisdc [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

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  161. I went from Michigan to Arizona. I was young & crazy ... and on the hunt for something fabulous. :)

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  162. i've never had too go too far, but i've ridden 6 miles on my bike to the nearest hobby lobby for crafting supplies!! thanks for the chance guys! love this!
    -keni
    snifferooski@gmail.com

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  163. That store looks beautiful! Wow!

    The farthest I have ever gone? I am notorious for convincing my boyfriend to go on a "road trip" with me that is actually secretly so that I can check out a new or favorite yarn store! He still hasn't caught on.

    :) Thanks for the great give-away.

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  164. The only craft store in my small town is Wal-mart, and the next nearest is at least 2 hours away! We do have a dollar store that sells cheap floss for $1.25 a pop, and a brand new quilting store that has very little inventory. There is no one in town who sells hoops at all!

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  165. How far have I gone to get crafting supplies...well to get wool felt I have orderd on line from a supplier in Britain. I no longer have a decent craft shop near where I live so I think it's awesome when you see one anywhere opening up.

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  166. Wow, I wish I lived near a beautiful shop like this.

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  167. Wow! Great giveaway!
    I may be too late, but the prize is so cute :)
    Well, once I went from Russia to France to visit a craft show in Paris and get some lovely goods there!
    Hugs,
    Tatyana (tatkisch1@gmail.com)

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  168. What a lovely store! I wish I could visit it! Well, I've mail ordered items from craft stores in other countries and paid embarrassingly large amounts for shipping. I've traveled as far as 200 miles to visit a craft or fabric store. Nuts! But there it is!

    Thanks for the giveaway! You'll make someone extremely happy!

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  169. OOOOOOhhhhh! What a great giveaway from such an awesome store.

    I live in the middle of NYS and have only chain craft stores nearby. A couple of years ago, I drove all the way to Philadelphia to buy a specifc set of metalsmithing stamps that I really wanted, I knew the vendor would be at Beadfest so I drove 8 hours round trip to get the stamps. They are my favorite set, so it was worth it :)

    Louise
    louise.felker@gmail.com

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  170. I've gone all over the country for crafts supplies. One of the first things I do whenever I travel is pull out the Yellow Pages and look under "needlecraft," "fabric," "quilting," and "beads." Then I plot how many of the stores I can visit.

    I found out about Pins and Needles a couple of weeks ago, and I can't wait for a free afternoon to visit!

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  171. That floss is too nice!
    My Mother and I once drove 2 1/2 hours on the curvy backroads of Kentucky to find a little store in a one stoplight town. We had a blast!

    Jasmine
    hellohorizonD(at)gmail(dot)com

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  172. Estate sales, thrift stores, consignment shops, flea markets, garage sales - the question is how far WOULDN'T I go for craft supplies?

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  173. Thank you for the give away!
    I'm so happy to know that finally we have a REAL craft store in the city.
    I'm a Japanese woman living in Queens.

    I always get my craft supplies when I go back to Japan, so my answer is "14 hours by airplane"!

    Luckily, I can also ask my mother to ship from Japan!

    nyuko777(at)gmail(dot)com

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  174. I am envious of those able to peruse this shop on a regular basis. The closest I get to pins and needles is when I sit funny and my foot falls asleep.

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  175. Pick me, pick me! Green is my favorite color :)

    We live in a small town, so driving up to an hour for craft supplies is nothing unusual.The furthest place my supplies have come from, though, is Africa, but that item came in the mail. Does that count?

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  176. I buy my supplies from all over the world, but the furthest I have ever gone physically is from London (where I live) -> Miami (where I was on holiday) -> Fort Lauderdale where I drove purely to go to a needlework shop that I had found online. And then I spent all my holiday money pretty much in one go! :)

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  177. Living in an urban area of Central Europe means that I don't have to travel too much, but this time I look forward receiving lovely goods directly from NY. :)

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  178. I'd love the chance to enter! Lovely giveaway! I've gone 4 hours for supplies, in the past, but nowadays with the internet, I can take a trip without leaving my chair!
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  179. Does it count that I beg all of my travelling friends to bring stuff back for me? Or that I ordered yarn from Wales (I live in Ontario, Canada) for my husband to pick up while he was there on business? I also make a yearly pilgrimage to Toronto 400 km away to enhance my stash. But this giveaway wouldn't get lost in the mix. It's all so lovely!

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  180. Whenever I travel I try to pick up some sort of crafting items. One of my favorite things that I got was a cross-stitch kit from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. So I guess I've gone from Oregon to London to get crafting supplies. :)

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  181. I would say the farthest ive gone is using my grandmother who is in her 70s knitting supplies..which make them extra special

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  182. Not too far - there's a great crafting store pretty close to my house, and I can find pretty much all I need there, if I'm not ordering online!

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  183. oh my - this shop looks heavenly! would love to spend an afternoon pawing everything there...
    loving the giveaway - count me in! i have to drive 15 - 30 miles for crafty supplies, but haven't seen goodies like this in these parts. ;)
    bobetsy.etsy@gmail.com

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  184. I regularly travel 200 plus miles in search of crafting supplies. I must add Pins and Needles NYC to my list of resources.

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  185. The floss is lovely.
    I have 2 craft chains within walking distance of my house. If I am looking for something unique, I go to the internet.
    imnstitches(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  186. I have never had to go more than 10 miles for craft supplies, usually only about one mile. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Mrsleevis@yahoo.com

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  187. I have drive a couple hours each wayfor some really good material on occasion, but it is a treat.
    ladotter at hotmail.com

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  188. Gorgeous giveaway.

    I have to do a bit of traveling to get my supplies (from a big chain) so I'm starting to shop more online.

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  189. Gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Michelle
    bluthboys at yahoo dot com

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  190. What a gorgeous shop, and a gorgeous giveaway!

    The furthest I've ever gone for craft supplies has been two hours' drive. I live in Newcastle, NSW, and have once had to go to Sydney for a particular fabric. Luckily I have friends and family there, so I was able to make a day of it.

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  191. What a lovely shop! Hope I'm not to late for the drawing. As far as how far I've gone for supplies well I can't say I've traveled this far just for supplies but when I lived on the Big Island of Hawaii I couldn't wait to get to the mainland for some craft shopping!

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  192. We live in a small town in central Colorado, so the nearest craft store is 118 miles away in Colorado Springs. We make a day of it!
    Cheryl
    cherylandclint@q.com

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