Friday, February 21, 2014

The Traveling Stash Box is SOOO cool!

I was recently the winner of the Traveling Stash Box #5.  What fun this is!  I posted a message to Nann's blog ( and was the winner.  This large box ended up on my front porch, and it was a bit like Christmas to sort through it.

So it's time for a new winner.  This box contains at least 18 yards of fabric, some patterns, notions, etc.  I've taken a few things I really like and replaced them with items out of my stash.

If you want a chance to win, post a comment to my blog about someone in your life, past or present, that has been a hugely positive influence on you and how.  No need to write a book, just a couple or few sentences.  On the evening of Sunday, March 2, I will randomly draw a winner, notify you and the box will come to you.  NOTE:  you MUST have a blog to qualify for the box.  Please be sure to let me know how to contact you also.

Click on this link to see the guidelines for the  TSB

Note that the box ships to US residents only. In order to win you must have a blog. If you live in another country and/or you do not have a blog, you are welcome to leave a comment anyway.

Happy blogging!



  1. My 5 grandchildren are my biggest influence to my life they are always on my mind.
    I wish I could take part but alas I have no blog

  2. both of my Grandmothers were my biggest influence one taught and gave me the love of sewing garments and the other gave my the interest in quilting. spent a lot of time with them both while growing up and was lucky to have my maternal grandmother until 1996. love to win the box.

  3. I think the Girl Scouts and my leaders and great girlhood friends were the best influence on my early life. I learned to be independent and self sufficient. I learned to sew and knit and crochet and do crafts. Most important of all, I learned to SHARE.

  4. My mother was the biggest influence on my life in every way. She was a craftswoman who could do any type of needlework, was an excellent cook and a nurturing parent. I'm so lucky to have had her in my life! My blog is

  5. One of the biggest influences on my life was my junior English teacher at Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas. Jan Essary recognized my love of books and reading, and nurtured my writing skills through a difficult year. I ended up becoming an English teacher and count her as the main reason I did so.

  6. how exciting when I saw your post about the traveling stash box! My great grandmother and grandmothers influenced me in my journey to quilt. I recall visiting aunts in Indiana and on the ceiling where the quilts....waiting to be lowered so that the quilting could be continued. I have an aunt who continues sewing and quilting. She and I occasionally select a challenge to a small quilts or wall quilt to reduce our stashes. (like that is ever going to happen!)
    my blog is

  7. My dear sweet hubby was a HUGE influence in my life and someone I totally did not deserve. He put up with so much from me and always spoiled me rotten. Too bad I learned a lot of the lessons after he was gone. Thanks for a chance at the box!

  8. My mom has always had a big influence in my life...she always nurtured the artistic talents that all of us had...even today she still encourages me when I quilt, paint or an artist herself she always had so much to impart to our lives...I would love a chance for this box to come for a visit...

  9. I just found out about this and it looks like so much fun! I have been trying to get in on some fabric trades, this would be just awesome. My mom has always supported me and especially as a crafter, she is always getting me little gifts of fabric and yarn. I want to make a quilt for her. I blog at and I would really really appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the Traveling Stash Box!