Well, I’ve been blogging for a while, but I’ve never had a giveaway contest, so I think it’s about time, don’t you? And this is a reeeeeeally good giveaway 😉

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As in YOU CAN WIN ALL SEVENTEEN OF THESE STITCHMARKERS good!

This giveaway has a great backstory. In the Spring 2012 issue of Interweave Knits, there was a short feature about an Etsy shop Stitchcuddles, in Leeds, UK selling the most adorable handmade stitchmarkers with a tea/coffee/pastry theme. The shop is run by Steph, a university student who is so fabulous to work with. (At the moment, the store is on vacation but you can see what her offerings are by checking out some of her recent sales).

Anyway, I ordered a few sets of stitchmarkers because (1) they were so stinkin’ cute; and (2) when do I NOT have a cup of coffee or tea or a piece of pastry in my hand? (Wait, don’t answer that.) Steph responded immediately and got my order out in the Royal Mail lickety-split.

And then……nothing. The markers weren’t delivered by the USPS after two weeks, or after three weeks, or even after four weeks. Steph very graciously agreed to send out my order again because it seemed that my original order had vanished into thin air.

I’m sure you can guess what happened next: BOTH orders arrived on the SAME day! So one order was delivered after 1 week, and another delivered after 5 weeks. (And the USPS wonders why they’re having trouble staying afloat….sheesh). When I contacted Steph to tell her all about this snafu, she came up with the best solution ever, especially since it was such a generous gesture on her part: make one of the orders a giveaway to my awesome blog readers!

So let’s take a closer look at what you can win, shall we?

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In the first set, there are 10 markers, including 2 cute earthenware-style blue and white mugs, and 8 pastries to go along with. The pastries include a cookie, a cream doughnut, a hot cross bun, a vanilla slice, a scone, an iced bun, a french fancy, and an chocolate eclair. I know – is your mouth watering yet?

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In the second set, there are 4 markers, each of which is a sweet little coffee mug and saucer with a different decorated coffee drink inside it, like a mocha, a caramel macchiato….ok, I’m feeling the caffeine buzz already….

For each marker, it will fit up to a 6.5mm (US10.5) knitting needle, just so you know.

And finally, to sweeten the pot even a bit more, how about 3 “cuddle me” markers graciously included by Steph? Look closely – two of those are split markers that can be opened and moved around your work!

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So that’s it – a veritable bounty of stitch markers to keep your blood sugar up whenever you pick up your knitting!

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post before 12 MIDNIGHT EASTERN TIME on Tuesday, April 10th. Once we’ve got all the comments, we’ll choose a winner at random.

Hope you love these little gems as much as I do, and be sure to check out Steph’s other offerings in her Etsy shop when she returns from vacation, because supporting independent artists is even sweeter than this giveaway! 🙂

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