Okay, it took me most of the day to figure out what I was going to do, but I’ve finally decided what I’m going to take from the stash box:

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I couldn’t resist the paisleys and that green with the circles appealed to me. The orange flower is a hair clip and I love it. I’ll probably have granddaughters fighting over it and then I’ll have to figure out how to make enough for everyone, but I’m going to keep it.

And this is what I’m going to pack back into the box and send on its way:

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Three mini jelly rolls of various types – one is polka dot fabrics, one is batiks and one is white and black prints. The book has some really nice patterns in it. And, even though we don’t like to think about it, everyone has dishes to wash, so I included a dishcloth that I knit.

Now, for the giveaway. Here’s the rules:

1. Be an active blogger. Post about receiving and the giveaway on your blog within a week.

2. There is a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.

3. There is a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box. The box we will use shall be a USPS large Flat Rate Box which ships for around $16.85. If the box you receive is damaged or unusable you can get another one free of charge from the Post Office.

4. You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken. See guidelines below.

5. Ship the box to the next person within 5 days of announcing the winner.

6. Due to postage constrictions, shipping is only within the USA.
GUIDELINES:
The definition of a stash is a secret store of valuables. For quilters it’s a collection of usable quality products. The stash should contain mostly fabric with a few patterns and/or books and other items.
FABRIC: Should be quilt shop quality in new condition. Scraps should only be included if they are cut for adding to a collection and packaged accordingly (i.e. I-Spy squares, postage stamp squares, etc.). There should not be anything under a Fat Quarter unless packaged like this.
PATTERNS/BOOKS: Should be in new or gently used condition. They should be kept to a minimum (books are bulky and take up space that most of us would rather have for fabric).
OTHER ITEMS: Should be in new or gently used condition. Tools, notions, etc. These items should be packaged if necessary.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:
If you receive a box with anything that is of “poor” condition you should not feel guilty in tossing it out but please do NOT announce that you have done so. Please just do so quietly.
Only put items in the box that you would be proud to own. The box is NOT a dumping place for all your outdated unwanted items.
Items should be free of smoke and pet hairs.
You must replace items you take with the same quantity of like-kind items. Replacing more than you take is always welcome. 🙂

If you leave a comment on this post you will get your name added to the drawing. I will leave this open until November 24th, when DH leaves for hunting camp. On Sunday evening I’ll draw a winner. Good Luck!

I’m linking up with Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday Click HERE

Peace