Saturday, September 12, 2009

Maude and Me Giveaway!






I am so excited to share with you my latest club shipment from Maude and Me! A beautiful postcard from New Zealand, a tasty chocolate bar (Apparently Kiwis have the good sense to TOAST almonds before smothering them in chocolate- bliss!), some practice Poi ( a traditional Maori dance implement) and some stunningly dyed NZ Polwarth! A truly amazing package from an incredibly sweet person! You might think a club like this would be expensive to participate in, but the exchange rate there is quite in favor for we North Americans and Europeans.

I whole heartedly admit I stalk Maude and Me's shop often, most of the time just to see what interesting new names she's come up with for her roving! Tracee has a new group on Ravelry for her shop: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/maude--me where you can look at what other folks are getting from beautiful middle-earth (I wonder if New Zealanders are tired of the LOTR references yet?)

Before I get to the giveaway (squee!) I must share with you a story about my experience with Kiwis beyond the lovely Tracee (I hope this isn't a derrogatory term- someone please tell me if it is!). I sent a package to Miss Tracee (that is how I addressed it to!) and neglected to write a street address! The Dunedin postmistress googled Phat Fiber, emailed me about a week and a half after sending it to ask what the correct address was! Can you believe it? I was really impressed, can you tell?

We're giving away an amazing full sized NZ Polwarth roving- lovingly dyed by Tracee in here Kerrigan colorway. This is also what will be in the September box next weekend (oops did I write that out loud?)! Just visit Maude and Me, find something you like, and write about it in the comments section below here- remember as always we grant extra entries for each social networking ping you do- facebook, plurk, twitter, ravelry, blog it will count!

Tracee, you're awesome and so is your fiber!

106 comments:

Anna B said...

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Anna B said...

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Anna B said...

ilove the ofelia. Very chocolate minty coloros :)

Rebekah said...
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Erytanthes said...

I want this! I need me some fiber to spin!

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Brooke said...

Mmmm, Polwarth is one of my favorite fibers! I love the ofelia colorway since green is my favorite color!

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Rebekah said...

Ooh, I love One Version of Events and Slow Good Morning.

atwhittzend on Ravelry said...

I just happen to have this one in my favorites as I have purchased and loved what they have to offer. I am in love with Lost at Sea and Long Division. I have tweeted and ravelry'd. Love, love, love this shop. Thanks for letting me know they have a Rav group. Just signed up.

Cathy said...

OMG I love the LOST AT SEA and the SLOW GOOD MORNING. they are so yummy.

Cathy said...

Fb

sunnie fairy said...

oh, how pretty is that???
I love the one version of events roving

Cathy said...

twitter

amysue said...

Blog

amysue said...

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amysue said...

I love the "accidents will happen" colorway...it's lovely but now I have one of my favorite Elvis Costello songs running around my brain as well.

Haiku_Bandit said...

I'm a club member, too! Love the one I got this month as well as the roving I bought separately. I stalk Maude and Me as well - particularly Slow Good Morning and Love Will Keep Us Together!

Tweeted as well!

maya | springtree road said...

oh dear. her whole shop is lovely. i want all of it. pressed to pick one, i'll go with long division.

my goodness gracious.

Haiku_Bandit said...

Oops! Mean Love Will Tear Us Apart! Song running through my head. ;)

springtreeroad said...

twitter twitter tweet tweet!

http://twitter.com/springtree/status/3936350285

Jane said...

They are all lovely! I think Lost at Sea is my favorite.

Chris said...

Love the colors in long divison... and the name, too!

Quilting Pansy said...

I like this: one version of events. 136g/4.8oz. hand dyed new zealand merino.
And love this one, already sold:
a design for life. 127g/4.48oz. hand dyed new zealand polwarth
Cindy

Desiree said...

Something about the Long Division really appeals to me, beautiful!

Tweeting and facebooking this right now!

-Des
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Bumble said...

While math is not my forte, I just love the colors in "Long Division", gorgeous!

Sally said...

I love her shop announcement... it always makes me smile. My favorite roving in the shop right now is ofelia. Gorgeous!

HAY said...

Gorgeous colorways! I especially love "Slow Good Morning".

dstj@care2.com

my7kids said...

oI Tweeted!

HERE

Nikki
jesus_iscomin at yahoo.com
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eleanor graham said...

accidents will happen! Love this, and the unabashed claim to be from the most beautiful place on earth. Beautiful indeed -- the inspiration shows!

lemur said...

Just signed up for the Rav group - I love their fiber!

Ophelia and Long Division are going home with me!

Her colorways are so pretty, and the colorway names are great too.

I'll be commenting on Twitter, Facebook, and Ravelry too.

my7kids said...

Wow, I really like After Dinner Payback. Thanks for the chance to win!

Nikki
jesus_iscomin at yahoo.com
and on twitter
My7Kids Recycled Yarns

Angele said...

I love the after dinner payback, it's colors are gorgeous!

Bombshell made redundant. American misplaced. said...

I think I'm a little in love with Lost At Sea. :D RTed @millarca

JuliaA said...

kiwis are wonderful people, from my experience! that's very sweet of the postmaster, and not surprising to me at all. the american post would never go to so much trouble!

i was looking thru sold items and the fiber club pics are just classic and hilarious. (buster from arrested development and a sheep!) love love love.

love will tear us apart (love the name), and slow good morning are great colorways.

craftypuppylover said...

I LOVE tracee's fibers, they are super soft AND super squooshy, it's really hard to find both in the same fibers. And her colorways are to die for! I love the lost at sea that is currently in her shop, but the new green one is to die for!!

Tracee was good enough to send me 2 of her fiber samples after I was drooling over the march phat contributions - for free! What a sweetie! I promised that I would buy her fiber club when we got settled in Seattle (hello Buster from arrested development!!) Then I got a random prize in the tour de fleece so I had to get the misstracee gift certificate. Everything just worked out perfectly!

Off to facebook and ravelry.

HollyCJ said...

I have been in love with the Lost at Sea colorway since it was a sample in the June box. So far I have bought it TWICE. In face I think that is what I will go spin today.

dinahsaurus said...

What unique and beautiful colorways! I love the "triumph and tragedy" combination the best!

trh said...

I was all set to order the Triumph and Tragedy roving and then I realized it's merino and I can't spin that yet . . . So I looked at her sold items and saw some real lovelies! I like triumph & tragedy, the recluse, design for life and slow good morning. I'm going to keep an eye on her shop till she gets some polwarth back in stock . . . her color combos are lovely!

Lady O said...

I just love purples - so I really like slow good morning and one version of events (roving)

Beth (mamabeth on Ravelry) said...

I love after dinner payback and long division.....the names are as cool as the fiber!!

KT said...

The names are fabulous - I particularly like the blue and brown colorways, like Accidents Will Happen. Lovely!

tweeted!

wenchamok said...

Accidents will happen....too cute!!!

Cozy Knitting said...

Love the After Dinner Payback. Yummy colorway.

Cindy said...

I am lost in Lost at Sea! Tweeting and FBing now. :)

dixiemaiden said...

She has such pretty roving. I think Love Tears us Apart is my favorite.

Alisa said...

I love the FREE SHIPPING! The roving is AWESOME especially every reason to and lost at sea.

Kate said...

I really like the Slow Good Morning - not only is it my colours, but all mornings should be slow!

SupaCindy3000 said...

Ooooh, I love the afternoon payback and the accidents will happen! I'm into blues right now!

Diana, Fiber Fancy said...

I like triumph and tragedy, not my normal color choices but it just kind of speaks to me, guess that explains why I just had to buy it LOL

Linda D said...

Not usually a pink person but Love Will Tear us Apart is wonderful!!

Diana Troldahl said...

Man that was hard! I loved lost at sea, and sorry for laughing, but kept coming back to pretty lush. It reminds me of a rose garden.

Jan L said...

Phew....it's hard to pick just one. I was drawn to After Dinner Payback.

Campbell said...

they are all wonderful, but pretty lush has caught my eye and my heart!!

and-FREE SHIPPING from NZ???!!!!

Wow!

Anna
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anna.pamprdchef@gmail.com

Campbell said...

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bentneedle said...

Ooooh! The "Tall Tales" colorway looks amazing. Really into blues right now. I want to win! :D Because I always need more fiber, right? :)

Paula said...

I loved the postmistress story, the wonderful fiber colors, and especially their names. Every Reason To really appealed to me.

Kathleen said...

I would feel very plush if I had A Little Lush. What a beautiful combination of colors.

Robin said...

after dinner payback is for me! what lovely colors

Turtle said...

love the sorry for laughing!! facebook

Kim said...

Sorry for Laughing roving <3

Mama Jude said...

It's so hard--I love all the colorways. But I gues I'd have to say that I'm torn between "one version of events" and "love will tear up apart." Just to share--this roving make super lovely felt!

StephCat said...

love one version of events!

Rachel Suntop said...

I tweeted!

Marimba's Notes said...

Even though I kind of shiver a little at the thought of something called "After Dinner Payback", it's a beautiful colorway. Not sure I really want to know what inspired it though...lol

ikkinlala said...

I love the After Dinner Payback roving.

Nightphoenix said...

I love the colors of the Sorry for Laughing roving, but I love the name Irony is for Suckers.

Lizbert on Ravelry

CindyD said...

I love the Lush colorway with greens and pinks. I would love to get my hands on some NZ merino!

Karen M said...

I love Pretty Lush. In fact I loved it so much that I bought it!

The Spinning Daisy said...

Tracee IS awesome!

Today my favorite is Love Will Tear Us Apart, with Close to You coming in second. I've been really struck lately by the dark red/pink/purple with peach/orange/salmon combination.

And then there are the blues, particularly Lua and The Recluse. And Gasoline Kisses for Everyone is gorgeous.

And then, of course, there are the colorway names. What's not to love?

I always wonder about the stories behind the colorway names.

Max. H said...

I love after dinner payback. Great colors & great names!!

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Kelli said...

I love "after dinner playback" and "one version of events." Though, really, I would spin all of them. :)

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Long Division and Love Will Tear Us Apart are both wonderuful colorways.

RaCie Baby said...

I love Irony is for Suckers :)

jenni said...

Love the oranges in Long Division

jenni said...

Tweet tweet!!

http://twitter.com/LittleTomato/status/3938531951

jenni said...

I also mentioned & linked to the contest from my facebook page but I'm not sure how to link back here to that status update.

knittingvee said...

after dinner payback is nice...i usually dont like blue but it works nicely with hthe browns

CptSnoopy on Ravelry said...

This is a really hard decision. But, on today, my fav is One Version of Eve. Such cool colorways and names!

idyll hands said...

Too easy - love love love that roving in colorway "After Dinner Payback". I've been on a blues/browns/orange kick lately :)

Susan said...

How can I pick a favorite from the shop? I love all the colourways! Well, I guess if I had to pick just one, it would be Accidents Will Happen. Or Lost at Sea. Oh wait, I like After Dinner Payback.... Augh, too hard to decide!

Egater said...

My favorite is after dinner payback.

Heather said...

I love the combination of colors in the After Dinner Payback. Gorgeous!

Carlin said...

Paper Snowflakes: colors and the name. Totally amazing.

Jess said...

I love the irony is for suckers colorway! And the title :)

DENISE said...

i love her paper snowflakes color way. It remonds me of winter

Nicole said...

Oh, I love After Dinner Payback. One of my favorite color combos.

PenelopeRose said...

Ha! I love the name and the color of "after dinner payback"!

Raymie said...

Love the slow good morning colors.

BeckyS said...

After dinner payback and Lost at sea and Sorry for laughing are all just what I've been looking for! What an amazing giveaway!

BeckyS said...

Tweeted too.

Minou14 said...

Her colorways are always amazing and I love the fiber I already have from her. The names are half the fun too! My current favorites are "Irony is for suckers" and "Love will tear us apart". Gorgeous!

Jess said...

I posted on Ravelry and my blog.

chococat78 said...

irony is for suckers definitely :)

Erytanthes said...

I realized I forgot to point out my favorite Maude and Me colorway because they're all amazing!

I think I'm sold on "irony is for suckers" though!

zot said...

I love the colors in my funny valentine, after dinner payback, and irony is for suckers. Also, the names are awesome!

PogKnits said...

Lost at Sea! oh wow!

InJuneau said...

I LOVE that lost at sea roving. It's beautiful colors that remind me of here where I live, where people unfortunately do get lost at sea but we still go out anyway.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've posted this to my blog

K said...

Loving the Long Division.

Kelsey said...

Love will tear us apart is great-- such a gorgeous shade of pink.

rebelhousewife said...

I like this one best long division. 152g/5.36oz. hand dyed new zealand merino. FREE SHIPPING.
Great colors.

rebelhousewife said...

Oh I am blogging this. So count me again please.
rebelhousewife

brownbear said...

They are all beautiful. I love lost at sea and slow good morning.

DG said...

Tough choice, but I like Love will Tear Us Apart the best.

jeckabee said...

Love the love will tear us apart and the song toooo!

Magan said...

"lost at sea" is my hands down favorite- love it.

Breien in Lansingerland said...

The Blue Merino fibers are beautiful