Sunday, March 31, 2013

Traveling Stash

I was out in blog land a week or so ago and I saw this very cute idea of a traveling stash box. What is a Traveling Stash Box? It's a box that's filled with a collection of fabrics, threads and other quilt fun! When you receive a box you take out what you like, replace it with items from your own stash, hold a giveaway and then send it on to the next lucky person. You can find all the rules and guidelines here.  I signed up for the chance on Robin's site Livin' Blue Quilter's site and low and behold I won.  My box arrived last night, and it had some really great stuff in it.  Let me show you what all was in there. There is only one tape measure, but some how it made it into two photos.

And after careful consideration I chose to keep these items from the box.  I will admit is was easier to find things I wanted to keep than to find things to put back into the box.  I love fabric and have such a hard time parting with it.

I admit I love pink and green so those were easy choices for me.  The hardest thing was not taking it all, and I have to admit the little birdie fabric went into and out of the keep pile several times. So then the hard part really started.  I pulled out fabrics and there were a couple that I had gotten in swaps that weren't my taste, but still beautiful, so those were fairly easy.  But then it was so hard to choose, I looked at the other fabrics in the box and tried to give things a little mix.  I even included two 1 yard cuts of some batik fabrics.  Those were the hardest to give up, but I noticed there weren't any in the kit and I thought they would make a great addition.  

So now is the time for this wonderful box to move to a new home to give someone else some joy. So if you want a chance to have this box visit you next, leave a comment below.  Comments will be open until April 5, and I will draw on the 6th.  Please make sure I have your email so I can contact you if you are the winner.

Here are the rules for the traveling box:
  1.  Be an active blogger. Post about receiving and the box and the giveaway on your blog in a timely manner.
  2. There is a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add you 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.
  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.
  5. Ship the box to the next person in a reasonable amount of time.
  6. Due to the amount of postage, shipping is only within the USA.

Comments closed a winner will be picked and announced shortly.


  1. Lovely stash. very interested in having this stash stop by my house for a few.

  2. Looks interesting. I will give it a shot

  3. I love these boxes and would love for this one to come my way (perhaps again. I love all the things you added and know how difficult it can be choosing what to keep and what to send along.

  4. Put my name in the hat! I haven't played Traveling Stash in a long time and I really love this box. Crossing my fingers that my number is Magic!!!!

  5. oooo What a nice surprise.. I would love to win the traveling stash :)

  6. Please put my name in. I haven't had this one come my way yet and I'd love a closer look.

  7. I tried to resist...but I just can't! I'd love a visit from this box! I blog at Thanks!