Thank-You-Give-Away

Give Away on annekata

It’s Valentine’s Day and time to thank you all for being part of the blog over the last year. Your wonderful and thoughtful comments and emails are an integral part of annekata.

I’m offering these hand-sewn favorites of mine as a Thank-You-Give-Away to one lucky winner:

- a hand-sewn embroidered linen bag
- a locket with embroidery
- a hand-sewn ring

- an ornament pin

Give Away on annekata

Give Away on annekata

Everybody can participate, just enter your comment  in this post before Wednesday, the 16th of February at 5 pm EST. I will ship world wide. A randomly selected winner will be announced on Thursday morning.

Happy Valentine’s Day and thank you all!

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  1. Michelle Shopped says:

    i'm on it — since discovering you i've added you to my fave blog list and have started cutting t-shirts apart for my own projects — hsppy v-day!

  2. Vicki K. says:

    What a treasure trove ! Thank you Kathrin – you provide so much inspiration for exploring and creating in annekata.

  3. Kimmarie says:

    That is so sweet!!! I very much enjoy the blog, you are very talented : ) And a Happy Valentines to you too!

  4. Samma says:

    Oh, they are so lovely!

  5. Yvonne says:

    I love you blog. Your handsewing is beautiful!

  6. Merruli says:

    I don't think I have commented before, even though I have been following your blog for some months now. Your blog is filled with inspiration and the tutorials are so good.

  7. MissKoolAid says:

    Kathrin, that is a wonderful gift!
    Since I started reading your blog (back in May I believe) I've been enjoying sewing by hand more and more. And I look at fabric in a whole new light. I recently acquired a set of linen napkins and immediately thought of you and wondered what you would turn them into.
    Thank you for all the inspiration you bring. And I love the "historical" posts too which always teach me a little something new.
    Sophie

  8. Britten says:

    Total schöne Sachen! ICh kann mir ja gar nicht vorstellen, wie man mit der Hand genähte Sachen hergeben kann. Dafür bin ich viel zu geizig. Danke, dass du alles mit uns LeserInnen teilst!

  9. OLQA says:

    Your handsewing is beautiful!And a Happy Valentines to you too!

  10. W-S Wanderings says:

    Oh my – you certainly do know how to express your appreciation! Such beautiful work of your hands that you are giving away. It is all exquisite. Many thanks to *you* for your inspirational blogging.

    Blessings and light…

  11. C. M. Turner says:

    I'm a rather new follower here, but I love your stuff! =)

  12. Tracy says:

    Wow, what gorgeous goodies. You have a wonderful talent.

    I've been following for a little while now, but this is my first comment.

  13. Tina says:

    Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for the daily inspiration!

  14. Sharon says:

    wow, that's not a giveaway, thats a giveaway the whole store! what a fun stash of beautiful treats…thank you for your everyday inspiration and for the chance to win such lovely treats….

  15. mamafox says:

    Thank you! I am inspired EVERYDAY by your blog. I look forward to new posts and to see your lovely handwork.

  16. Clarissa says:

    Ich komme immer wieder zurück um die wunderschönen Sachen und Bilder
    zu bewundern. Vielen Dank für deine tollen Anleitungen und auch die vielen schönen Ideen.

  17. Jannette says:

    That's very generous..! And thank you, for your posts – always such a pleasure to read.

  18. KatieQ says:

    What a lovely cache of treasures. Your work is beautiful. I'm sure the winner will appreciate them.

  19. bensedin art says:

    Your stuff is really great!

  20. Cupcake says:

    Your work is so inspiring; I love all the beautiful hand stitching you do. Thanks!

  21. vesna says:

    Your work is so amazing!
    please count me in
    bye,
    vesna

  22. KP says:

    This is a good excuse to say thank you so much for sharing your ideas, thoughts and crafts. They have inspired me to try making new crafts and look at things in everyday life a little closer.
    Best wishes for a new spring!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Lovely! – I discovered your blog several months ago, and have been inspired to start creating my own handsewn treasures from recycled materials: embellished knitting bags, hotpads, and a very pretty dress for my four year-old from a discarded men's turtleneck and a woman's t-shirt. And I'm just getting started. Thank you for your creative, thought-provoking, intelligent posts . . . Rachel in Canada

  24. Megan says:

    Beautiful! What a killer idea to put a key through an embroidered keyhole! Love your blog and your creativity. Thanks for sharing all that you do with us!

  25. Catbird says:

    I love your art! Your blog gives me so much inspiration. I would cherish one of your beautiful pieces. Happy Valentines Day!

  26. A Little Happier says:

    Happy Blog-birthday and happy Valentine's day!
    These are really nice creations!

  27. Mohnrot says:

    Your blog was one of the first two blogs I followed – and indeed the reason why I decided to blog, too. I like the inspiration you give us with each single post.
    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us!

  28. lightbluegrey says:

    wow, makes me dream away…

  29. suse says:

    …oh wie fein! wer möchte da nicht gerne gewinnen?:-)

  30. gclito says:

    I love them all but especially the ring!!! Thanx!

  31. Annie B says:

    Beautiful work! I love them all :-)

  32. Lepäävä Esteetikko says:

    Oh, these are TOO BEAUTIFUL! So precious, each and every item… I never win anything, but I'd like to participate, because that wonderful bag is really calling my name.

  33. Kelly says:

    Understated yet elegant! I thank you for all of the wonderful ideas you share!

  34. Lexie says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas and wonderful eye candy!

  35. Monika Aebischer says:

    I love that bag… and the other goodies… and to think that you are willing to share them… there will be lots of love-sewing-karma coming your way for sure…

  36. Anonymous says:

    You have such a wonderful flair for what you do. I love your blog and check it every day. Diana

  37. Meghan Kirkland says:

    I started following your blog just last year but I absolutely love it. The ideas and never ending and the inspiration is ceaseless. Keep up the good work :)

  38. Twilight says:

    though it has been said many times, it needs to be said again… this blog is great!!

  39. Angel says:

    Share the LOVE!
    This is a great blog, this is a grand gesture…, I wish you much success and look forward to your future inspirations! Thanks for sharing your art/craft with the world!

  40. Chppie says:

    Thank you for blogging! And thinking of us too. I so appreciate your aesthetic.

  41. Jenny says:

    I read your blog religiously and have been admiring your embroidered jewelry forever.

    The cross is a symbol I’ve used many years in my own work. If I were the chosen winner the bag would take pride of place in my studio collection as inspiration for my painting.

  42. Rita Hartjes says:

    How nice of you to think of giving back already.
    Maybe that is the reason why you are so successful with your Blog,your giving spirit prevails through every one of them.

    Thanks for your Blog and thanks for teaching us so much. Rita H.

  43. olivia says:

    thank you for always posting such beautiful and interesting things. they always inspire me! happy valentines day!

  44. Amy Lear says:

    Wow. Thank YOU! You've absolutely inspired me to sew by hand. Since December, I've tailored a cardigan for me, some embroidery for my sister and fixed several pairs of my kids' jeans. I especially appreciate the hand sewing how-to's. Thanks!

    -Amy

  45. Karin says:

    Reading your blog is something I look forward to. Seeing things thru your eyes is so exciting.
    Thank you.

  46. Gillian says:

    Oh, I love the locket and brooch! Everything looks lovely.

  47. Anonymous says:

    I really love your works.
    Raffaella from Italy :-)))

  48. manner says:

    Woooho :) such great items! I would like to participate as well.. I keep coming back since I discovered your blog, I love it!
    Why only one winner? four goodies could easily make four :)

  49. alexandra says:

    hallo,
    mir gefallen deine arbeiten sehr, gruss aus der schweiz!!

  50. Juliann D says:

    What a generous and fabulous giveaway. I love seeing all of the creative things you make.

  51. Rosie says:

    There are so many inspiring projects and tips here – I am so thankful to have found your blog, so although I'm a newbie, please count me in!! =)

  52. Jokke says:

    Greetings from Finland! Thank you for the countless lovely ideas and tips :)

  53. Ashley says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love your blog :)

  54. nicole says:

    what beautiful handmade treasures and generosity! i love visiting your blog :) and i love the little locket in your give-away…
    mit warmen gruessen aus dem sommerlichen australien xo

  55. Simply AJ says:

    We should be thanking you! I really enjoy following you and appreciate how you make your followers feel. I get so many wonderful ideas and inspiration from your blog. Thanks again! AJ
    queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com
    https://queenofmynest(dot)blogspot(dot)com

  56. ~Heather says:

    Oh, what a lovely giveaway. Reading about your travels and creativity is always refreshing.

  57. Annette says:

    OOH! fabulouse giveaway! aburkman@hotmail.com

  58. Mary says:

    Thanks for a chance to win one of your beautiful handcrafted treasures! Your very inspiring blog is on my daily "must read" list.

  59. Tina S says:

    What a lovely gesture! I really like the key dangling from the bag — a nice addition.

    http://www.stitchingincircles.blogspot.com

  60. Victoria says:

    Here's to a chance at winning one of these beautiful things!

    Just another of your faithful followers coming out of the woodwork,

    Victoria

  61. silvia says:

    What a great opportunity you are giving us. Thank you so much for all your inspirational ideas. I would feel extremely lucky to win such a unique little treasure. I'll keep my fingers crossed, love from Italy ;)

  62. Mme Ouvrage says:

    ich liebe diese wunderbaren Broschen. Habe es sogar mal selbst versucht, aber irgendwie habe ich nicht die Zauberhändchen, die man dafür braucht. Liebe Grüße

  63. Kolada says:

    Hallo!
    Ich habe in deinem Block den Greta Garbohut entdeckt, und gleich nachgenäht.Super!Seitdem besuche ich deinen blog regelmässig.Ich finde die handgenähten Sachen sehr beeindruckend,besonders deine Röcke gefallen mir.Danke für deine tollen Ideen!Liebe Grüsse aus dem Nord-Schwarzwald von Sabine

  64. Heather A says:

    I'm a long-time admirer or your magical little stitched lockets!

  65. Sindy says:

    Oh my! These are lovely! Thank you for being so mindful of your readers, you're sweet!

    sindy.morales@bcom.org

  66. heleen says:

    All these lovely things made by you for one person??!! I dream to win. Thank you.

  67. Iliyana Nedkova says:

    I would be over the Moon (and back) if I were to win – a sort of personal contact over the blogosphere. Thank you for the opportunity.

  68. LRT says:

    Your projects are amazing inspiration. I'd *love* to have one in my home. Who knows what I'd be moved to create?

    Thanks for your blog!

  69. Terri says:

    Such loveliness!!! I am speechless. Thank you for your blog it is a source of creative inspiration for me. : )

  70. Craftyrider says:

    Just wondering, do you have any ideas for a soft toy for a newborn. I am trying to complete a project for Craft Hope but am out of time to knit the toys.

  71. K says:

    all your stitching is always so inspiring – i'm sorry i don't comment more often, but i do enjoy seeing your handiwork.

  72. JakDeeandKids says:

    What a lovely give-away! I love your blog — your works are such inspiration! Thank you!

  73. Genevieve says:

    Oh these things are lovely and amazing. So happy to have found you and this blog!

  74. Anonymous says:

    You make me dream I can win your giveaway !!! Love from Paris. Solobazar@yahoo.fr

  75. boomie says:

    I love your creations! Keep up the good work!

  76. Ms Fisher says:

    Oh how wonderful!!! Of course I like to be a Part of this give-away.
    Have nice day, Sindy

  77. OrloSubito says:

    is wonderful, I love ALL your creations:-)
    I never win a giveaway, but because yesterday was my birthday I think this time I win something:-)

  78. leandro says:

    My wife pointed me to this, she loves this stuff!

  79. Leslie says:

    What a great giveaway. Thanks!

  80. karen says:

    Hello Kathrin! I've been a long-time but shy reader of your blog. I love your ideas, writing, and aesthetics. Your hand-sewing is inspirational, but unlike yours, my husband will not sit next to me if I try to sew in the car. One of my friends was so intrigued by the foundling home post that she applied for a grant to study its holdings. Thank you for the daily beauty and joy!

  81. Earthdrummer says:

    What a scrumptious gift! I would love it!!
    xoxo

  82. Amal says:

    Hi,
    I am on!
    I just love your blog, it's so inspiring.
    Thanks for sharing,

  83. tina says:

    Wonderful giveaway! What a beautiful gift!!!
    Thanks for the chance.

  84. LeahW says:

    I appreciate the creative ideas that you share on your blog! Thank you for all the work you put into it.

  85. Olette says:

    LOVE your creativity and the things that you are making and the inspiration that you are giving to so many people for hand stitching and other creative projects. Especially in these modern times! Just recently learned about your blog here in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Keep up the good work.

  86. Devonna says:

    Very Creative Ideas! Thank you for the giveaway!

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