Welcome to my day of the Colonial Needle Blog Hop – to see the rest of the schedule please go visit my post here and to read more about it please to visit Lily Pad Quilting! If this is your first time to my blog, welcome!

I have absolutely loved working with Colonial Needle’s products the past month! I have had a lot of handwork to get done lately, sewing down quilt bindings, burying threads and some hand quilting. This hop couldn’t have happened at a more opportune time!

The product was most interested in test driving was the Colonial Needle Pebbles.

These are handy little needle carrying cases with an assortment of different types of needles inside. Each Pebble has a different assortment of needles: quilting, beading, household, tapestry, etc. I immediately opened the Quilting Pebble and got straight to work – here is a close up of some of the stitching I did on my mom’s mother’s day gift.

Sewing with the Pebbles was smooth and easy. They were not overly flexible, I didn’t break a single needle (yeah, I’ve done that…), and they just glided right through all three layers. Love Love Love. The only thing that was hard for me was getting the needle out of the Pebble, but my hands don’t always like to cooperate with me (the doctors are working on that). One of the things I liked best, was that I could just throw the entire case into my sewing bag and I didn’t have to worry about my needles getting loose and free ranging in my bag. It was nice to be able to reach in without fear of stabbing myself with a rogue needle (yup, done that more than once!). I also like that the Quilting Pebble contained 16 different needles ranging in size and length – this meant I always had the right needle when I was working. Can’t get better than that.

Now, I don’t want you to think that Colonial Needle just makes needles, oh no, they make way more than just needles. In the package of products I received from Lily Pad Quilting there were the following products: Safety Pins, Snap Fasteners, Magnets, Stitch Rippers, Measuring Tapes, and Hooks & Bars, AND that was just a sampling of their products! Please visit their website to see their huge assortment of tools that every sewist needs.

I promised a giveaway in the title, didn’t I? Well how about 2 prize packs of assorted Colonial Needle products, each one will include a Pebble Set and a set of their regular needles as well. Then there will be an assortment of all the tools that were in my package. How does that sound? Need a picture to make sure you want in on the goodies…

Each prize pack will include one of everything pictured above (though the needles may be a different type) and possibly more…depends on how much I can fit in the boxes I get!

How can you enter?

1. Be a follower (old or new) and tell me how you follow – there are so many ways to do it in my sidebar!

2. Alert the media – blog, facebook, or tweet about this giveaway – come back and give me the link.

You will have from today, April 19th through Wednesday April 25th (9pm Pacific time) to enter and I will announce the winner on April 26th. Good luck!

What a nice pack of goodies!! Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂 I follow on Facebook!!

I shared your giveaway on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Gwendolyn.A1 Thanks again!! 🙂

I’m a fan!

I shared about the give a way on FB. 🙂

I have a few packs of John James needles, but have not tried the pebbles yet. I follow you everywhere .. really, I stalk you! LOL Have a safe trip home.

I am a follower. What a great giveaway, thanks for a chance.

Good Morning. I follow you on Facebook. Thank you for a great giveaway.

Thanks for the chance to win. I’m a Follower on Networked Blogs. By the way I know what you mean about uncooperative hands!!

I follow with Linky.

I shared about this giveaway on Facebook.

Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/birdie00000/status/192972961672736769

I’ve been a follower for a while now… You’re on my reading list in my Blogger Dashboard. You’re always a fun read!!

I follow via Google Reader!

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I’m a follower via google reader

Love the Pebbles packaging…no more loose needles in my sewing bag! I am a follower with RSS feeds. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

I’m a follower on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize.

I follow by email and FB. 🙂

I follow you with your RSS feed so I never miss a thing!

I already follow you via email.

Of course I am a follower!! 🙂 (Pretty sure in every way possible. 🙂 )

🙂 I tweeted and Facebooked!! 🙂

The giveaway looks amazing! I hate stray needles in my sewing bag. I follow through Google Reader.

Thanks for the giveaway, I follow you through Bloglovin.

I have been a follower. I follow on facebook, newsletter, twitter and follow your blog.

Great blog and great giveaway.

Thank you!

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I shared the giveaway

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I follow via Google reader. Thanks for the giveaway!

I am a regular follower and follow you on FB and through NB. Nice to read your thought on Colonial Needles. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway.

I’m an old follower, and I follow through LinkyFollowers. I signed up for it just so I could follow you! Thanks, Melissa, for the chance to win a great giveaway. Glad you’re back & hope you had fun in Victoria.

I am always in need of new sewing supplies, so I hope I beat everyone else out and win this thing. I am a follower and that is how i knew all about this fabulous giveaway.

I am a follower, and loose needles like nobody’s business!

I follow you by email. Those pebbles do look like a really good idea. I am usually bringing a pin cushion or some pins in a piece of fabric. Ouch and they get lost pretty easily.

Love the little basket full of pebbles — wish the Easter Bunny had brought me that! I follow you by email ever since GFC got cranky and uncooperative. Thanks for the chance to win!

I’m a follower on Bloglovin’. Thanks for the chance to win.

I follow you on Facebook and numerous other ways, LOL

I’m a follower! What a great prize and very useful as well, you can never have enough needles.

I tweeted your giveaway! https://twitter.com/#!/Piecestolove/status/193026043609743360

LOL I’m not in the draw….just stopped in to say thank you for participating in the hop – great job on the review! Thanks so much, and hope you’ve had a lovely trip. (The hugs from a little one make it even sweeter when you arrive home!)

I am now following your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway.

I follow by email. Thanks for the chance to win these great & very useful goodies!!

I follow by e-mail and facebook. Thanks for the chance to win these wonderful goodies!

what a wonderful idea. packaging different needles like this. I am a follower by email

I am following your sewing related boards on Pintrest

I am a follower by email….love your prizes….hope to get in on it.

Thank you

I follow via email. 🙂 Thanks for the review (and the giveaway!).

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I follow you by email notification…thanks for the giveaway. I am obsessed with needles and love the looks of the Pebbles!!

I tweeted the giveaway, but am sad to say that I don’t know how to leave you a link. My twitter name is cjopike….thanks!!

Yay goodies! I haven’t worked with snap fasteners yet, but it is on the list. They just seem intimidating for some reason. I follow via google reader 🙂

I’m a follower; I get your posts via email. Thanks for chance to win!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I follow you with RSS in my google reader 🙂

i get you by e-mail and have follower for a while

I follow via Networked blogs. I’m really interested in trying some of these products. Thanks!

What a nice give-a-way. I broke two needles last night – so I need the prize. I didn’t take the time to put my walking foot on my machine, so I broke needles. I know better – you taught me! I do follow you!

thanks for the giveaway- i follow via email

Great giveaway! I follow you on FB and BlogLovin!

great giveaway.

I am a follower.

What a giveaway package! I’m feeling the need for some Pebbles. I do different kinds of projects so the wide variety Colonial Needle has is awesome. I’m a follower in all the ways I think I can be. hehe. I follow you via email, FB, BlogLovin, Twitter, Networked Blog and Pinterest. I’m normal… I mean, doesn’t everyone follow like that? hehe.

Thank you and Colonial Needle for a super duper giveaway and a chance to win some awesome items!

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Been a follower for a while now via FB. Love your blog. And thanks for the giveaway.

Used to follow through google but then changed. Now, I follow your blog through bloglovin so get to see a preview every time you post! Thanks for the chance to win some great Colonial Needles and notions. I use Thimble-Its instead of a thimble. Love them.

I follow via e-mail.

Hello and I follow you on Google email. Would love to win those needles, a quilter can never have toooo many! Thanks!

Lovely prize; I follow on Google Reader

Ohhow I truly enjoy reading your blog daily! Such inspiration and product reviews. Thanks!

I am a follower. I just want to thank you for all the stuff I have learned in the last year by reading and following your blog. You always have great ideas and information. Thanks for being such an awesome blogger.

Nice giveaway, I follow you on my blogs connection, do not ask which ‘method’ that is, I just know you pop up on my sidebar, and I read you! I was worried I might lose you when google reader went, but, no, you keep on popping up!

This is an amazing prize package!! oooooweeee! I am a follower! Thanks!

I tweeted @mimistarquilter

Hi Melissa,

I am a follower of your blog via email, a follower now on Networked Blogs, on Facebook, Pinterest and on Twitter. Nice GiveAway!

I’m a follower on fb, rss and email. 🙂 Thanks for a chance to win these fabulous items!

I follow by e-mail. I appreciate your having an e-mail option as I haven’t figured out google reader or what exactly rss is. I never miss a post when it comes directly to my inbox.

I am a new follower by e-mail. Thanks so much

gfc follower

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oops don’t have gfc anymore.

email subscriber

also

twitter and pinterest followers

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tweeted giveaway

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I follow. Tanks for chance to win. The pebble sounds good.

I follow on facebook (Renee Grandinetti)

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I’m a follower by email. Thanks for the great giveaway.

I follow you by email. Thanks for offering the giveaway. It looks super.

I follow your blog and I follow on FB as well.

I’m following you via email now. Thanks for the chance to win.

I follow your blog and on Facebook. Thanks for the review of the needles. It’s hard to fine good ones and a recommendation from you goes a long way.

Tweeted it –

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Hi I am glad to have the chance to win the prize. I am one of your followers.

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I’m an old follower and I follow by email.

I follow you on Facebook and have your site bookmarked on my “favorites” list so it’s easy to check! Thanks for the give away.

Thanks for the fun giveaway! I follow via the google RSS subscriber thinamajig! I open my google reader, and your blog posts are there!

And I tweeted the giveaway! @Jennyroo1

Thanks for the giveaway! I already follow your blog and on Facebook!

Thanks for the chance to win. I already follow you by email.

Hello. I’ve been a follower for a time now. To be sure to find all your interesting things, I’ve now put me on your e-mailing list. Thank you for the giveaway!

I follow you via facebook! 🙂

Wow, those Pebbles seem awesome! Already konw that the needles are great. I follow you on Blogger and by newsletter, so I never miss a thing 🙂

I get your updates with Google Reader but I have also put you on my bloglovin list.

Love that Pebble. What a convenient way to carry your needles. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a follower via email.

Janet

Hi! I follow you on Bloglovin’ and get a nice email in my In Box every time you post!

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Consider yourself Tweeted!

Hi! I follow your blog’s rss feed. Thanks for offering this giveaway. 🙂

Hi Melissa

I am a follower. Great giveaway. here’s hoping

I’m a follower of your’s on Facebook.

I am a follower, by emails telling me you have a new blog entry.

thanks for the chance for the giveaway.

sue

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Hello!

I subscribe via email.

Good needles are really useful and often overlooked. The same with a good seam ripper!

I follow on my blogger dashboard. Thanks for the chance with this give away x

I follow through email.

I am a regular follower and think this give away is very nice, indeed.

I follow you everywhere you are! :O)

I tweeted your giveaway

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Like you on fb: Nicole Sender

Linky follower: Nicole Sender

tweet

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I follow you on Networked Blogs. What a great giveaway…..thanks for the opportunity. Your photos are amazing…

I’m a follower! Would love to try their wonderful products. Thanks for a chance.

Now following….thanks so much!!

I follow you just about everywhere ! twitter ; facebook ; blog ; just can’t seem to get rid of me now ! 😀

I shared !!! https://www.facebook.com/harleywife

I’m a new follower in my bloglovin Reader.

Those snaps in that prize pack look GREAT to try out!

I’m a follower by email! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize package!!!!!!!!

I follow you via Google Reader.

I signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway.

I am a follower on FB and Bloglovin’

Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

I follow by The Linky Tool!

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Hi Melissa,

Great and useful giveaway, I do follow you by bloglovin and your blog is in my bloglist, I do always know whats new here ….smile

I am a follower of yours on Facebook. 🙂

I tweeted about your great giveaway. https://twitter.com/#!/WeimerMom/status/193875077291458561

I follow through networked blogs, and on facebook too.

Welcome home! Hope you and DH had a super time together. It is hard to be away from the little ones, the homecomings are always nice though and I’m sure she had a great time as well. Great pics you posted today. Oh and I tweeted about your neat giveaway!

Thanks again for a chance to win.

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Awesome giveaway. I am a subscriber of your blog!! Thanks!

I Follow thru Google Reader, that’s where I read all my blog subscriptions.

I follow you via networked blogs, thanks for more info on the pebbles, I wasn’t sure just what they were like!

I am a loyal follower of yours.

I posted about this review and giveaway on facebook.

I included your giveaway in my blog today:

http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2012/04/learning-something-new.html

following via googlereader!

I follow your wonderful blog via email these days. Thank you for the great giveaway.

I’m a total facebook follower.

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I’m a follower using RSS, would love some new sewing bits ready for the FQ Retreat in London! thanks for the chance to win.

Facebook follower! thanks for the chance to win!

Look at all those goodies! Facebook, Twitter and your blog…I follow them all just wish I had more time to reach out and comment more often. 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win – those needle pebbles are so cute!

I’m a fan, I follow you on Facebook. Thank you for a great giveaway.

I follow you on Facebook and I looooove Colonial products!

I am a new follower!

Would love to win this collection.

I’m a follower through email. Thanks so much for the chance.

I follow you via email. What a great giveaway!!

i follow you by e-mail

I follow by email powered by Google.

It has been such a treat to follow your blog.

Thanks for all you do and share with us.

Debbie

I follow via email. Thank you for participating in the blog hop! How fun!