Welcome to Precious Tyes

I have many passions in life and one of them is quilting. The others are reading, knitting,
crochet, cross stitching exercise and being a mom which are all precious tyes to me.
This blog will be about all of these things but mainly about quilting and how it is tied into my life.
The above wall hanging was designed by me and published into a pattern called Homespun Memories.

My blog is also about my Nifty Fifty Quilting swaps which are 50 state quilt block swaps that I started organizing over 10 years ago when my husband was going through depression. It helped me through a very difficult time. We have swapped over 70,000 quilt blocks during this time with many stories that traveled across the country along with our state quilt blocks. Our groups also make charity quilts for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Breast Cancer Ribbon Washcloth Give-Away

This is the first give-away on my blog.  I thought it was an interesting idea when I first read about the Blog Hop Party on the Quilting Gallery.

I love knitting washcloths or dishcloths!!  They are easy and fast to work up.   There is a great website called Knitting Pattern Central that has free patterns for Dishcloths. This website has patterns to suit anyone's interest including hobbies, sports, holidays, animals and houses.


These are 100% cotton knitted cloths which can be used as either washcloths for the bath or dishcloths.  I make them every year for my Mom for Christmas.  She uses them as dishcloths.  She loves them especially since you can place a dirty one on the top rack of her dishwasher and they come out sparkling clean.


 My sister lost her mother-in-law Madeline to Breast Cancer in 2010.  My sister was very close to her and I chose to make her one of my favorite patterns which was an Angel washcloth to comfort her during her loss.  One of the things that Madeline always told her grandchildren was to take comfort from the beautiful sunshine whenever you are feeling down.  So I chose to make them the yellow Sunshine washcloth. This pattern can be found on another great free pattern website called Designs by Emily.  This website has another one of my favorite patterns which is a Heart.  There are so many patterns to fit any occasion.  My son is being commissioned in the Army this spring and I made him the Army Eagle one.  

So I have decided to give-away a couple of my hand knitted dishcloths.  I decided that since our Nifty Fifty Quilting websites support Breast Cancer Awareness that I would knit up a Breast Cancer Ribbon for my give-away.  I tried finding a pattern for the ribbon everywhere online and was unsuccessful.  So I designed a pattern myself.  Here are photos of the Breast Cancer Ribbon Washcloth/Dishcloths that will be given away.


Variegated Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Washcloth




All Pink Breast Cancer Ribbon Washcloth
 Anyone who comments on my blog will be entered in the give-away.  The drawing will take place on December 18th.  I will be giving away the Variegated Washcloth and the All Pink Washcloth.  So please mention your preference in your comment.


I love hand made gifts and it would be nice to share ideas this time of year.  Please feel free to comment on your quilting, knitting or crochet projects that you make for gifts.  And if you are not making any gifts this year then you can comment on one of your favorite handmade gifts that you have received in the past.  Actually any crafty related comment will get you in the drawing.  :) 


A copy of my free pattern for the Breast Cancer Ribbon Washcloth/Dishcloth can be found on my Breast Cancer Charity Site.

46 comments:

  1. I'd like either, I'll be sending it to my aunt if I win as she's currently undergoing treatment for Breast cancer...thanks for the giveaway :)

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  2. I would love to win the all pink one!
    Thank you for the link to your free pattern!

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  3. Very Pretty, I would like to win one. I have never had a knitted washcloth before.

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  4. I love this giveaway - and anything you knit would suit me. Thank you for participating and thank you for the link up. I just love your giveaway. Judy C

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  5. My mother just turned 91 and she's a 42 year breast cancer survivor. She had her mastectomy back in the dark ages of breast cancer treatment. She has truly been an inspiration to me and just goes to show that this disease is curable. Thanks for all the hard work you've done for breast cancer awareness.

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  6. Wow, Teresa. It's one of those things when I say I wish I had thought of that. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I have a quilting friend with breast cancer and will have to make one for her.

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  7. So pretty! Thanks for the chance.

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  8. These are wonderful. I would choose the solid pink one. I've made quite a few aprons as gifts and they are always loved.

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  9. I don't knit. I really appreciate your talent in the dish cloth. Thank you so much for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  10. what a nice giveaway, if I win could you send it internationally for me? my best friend back home in Denmark just completed 5 rounds of chemo for breast cancer, she's a year younger than me so 33 and a new mom, she finished the treatment and they didn't find anything now, but she still needs to have surgery and then 25 rounds of radiation in january.... I sent her a pink ribbon bed quilt for christmas!

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  11. Yes I ship internationally. It is so nice to hear such positive outcomes. I have a Breast Cancer Survivor page set up if anyone wants to post their stories for encouragement to others. The page is
    http://www.niftyfiftyquilters.com/nfsurvivor.html

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  12. Lovely! I know a sweet lady at church who would like these.

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  13. I am impressed by your ribbon dishcloth. I am a plain knitter but would like to learn something new. Thanks for the websites with all the instructions. I would pick the varigated but love them both.

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  14. Hi there I am a new follower and just wanted to say how much I like your wash clothes you made. I am a four yr survivor of Stage two Breast CA and I am thrilled to follow anyone who would make something like this... Great job...

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  15. Am a fellow knitter, crocheter, seamstress and quilter. Also do cross stitch and many more crafty things. Really like your variegated cloth. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. I'm not a knitter so I'd love either one but if I had to choose I'd take the variegated one. These are a lovely idea! Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  17. Beautiful dish cloth - I would like the pink solid one.

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  18. I love the solid pink one. I used to knit cotton dishcloths and loved using them. This year I am making owl pincushions and needlecases for my quilting buddies.

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  19. Great idea for the breast cancer awareness quilt. I am also a survivor. Now following your blog! Love the pink dishcloth!

    Cathleen Savage

    cathleen@quiltmyphone.com
    http://www.quiltmyphone.com

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  20. These are lovely. My mom had breast cancer so I always love creative ways people support the cause.

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  21. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a Happy day!

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  22. These are very pretty, I really like the variegated one. I am making lap quilts for my in-laws, but I am also making some pretty pincushions for my mom. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. I love both, so if I'm a lucky winner, you can choose! :-) Thank you for sharing your talent with us!! I can crochet, but never learned to knit... Breast cancer is such a terrible disease-- it has touched so many lives... Thank you for the part you are playing to promote awareness! :-)

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  24. I love knittd wash/dishcloths - I can't knit so I love it when my niece makes me some! Your breast cancer cloths are lovely - I would love to win either one of them, and would gift it to my SIL who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer right now. One of the gifts I'm making this year is zipper bags with an embroidered panel inside that says "Save the Tatas" (lol) - these will go to all the women on her side of the family :)

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  25. Thanks so much for the free pattern! I've already printed it out. Merry Christmas!

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  26. This is trully a very touching giveaway. Thank you very much. I have a friend that is dying from cancer now. I also lost a sister and a brother from cancer. Although it wasn't from breast cancer, it still was a bad way for Them to die.I miss them very much. I will be happy to have either washcloth and if I win, I would love to give it to my friend.I think she would appreciate knowing that there are people out there that care. Joyce--ccarter13@windstream.net

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  27. This is wonderful, thankyou for a great giveaway

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  28. Those are beautiful and I would love to have either of them.

    Thank you,
    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  29. I have a couple of crochet wash/dish cloths. I LOVE them. I try to give my kids and grandchildren crafted gifts every year. I was giving the grandkids quilts every Christmas, but not this year. This year the little ones get growth charts. Quilted blessings, Nita

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  30. Thank you for the giveaway and free pattern info. I am a breast cancer survivor and can relate to how important these little gifts mean to those undergoing treatments. I just picked up knitting again after 30 years. Now I can add another place to spend money besides the quilt shops. Love to quilt but am rediscovering the serenity of knitting. Merry Christmas.

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  31. I most like the Variegated Washcloth. They are both amazing I just like the different colors in that one. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

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  32. This is a wonderful giveaway. Thank you so much! I like either of the designs and I love how you put the breast cancer ribbon into the design. I lost a friend to cancer and it is such a painful experience.

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  33. Hi, Happy Holiday to you and yours, I like the ribbon please and thank you for your giveaway. I made beaded net ornament covers for 31 people in my family and friends I love do that as much as quilting.

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  34. Thank you so much for sharing a wonderful giveaway.

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  35. I LOVE these! Good job for making your own pattern! I'm impressed. I love knitting and have not been able to for 2 years when the CTS was unbearable in my last pregnancy. I have no strength now and hope to be getting surgery to correct it. My aunt lost her battle to breast cancer, so these ribbon washcloths are sentimental to me.

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  36. What a wonderful giveaway! I lost my BFF 7 years ago. Thanks for sharing your gift of knitting. And I love your header. Did you make that quilt??

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  37. I remember knitted washcloths as a child. They were lovely and lasted forever and got so soft.
    A very nice memory. I would take any knitted washcloth, even one that didn't come out so great. Thanks for joining the giveaway. Have a happy Christmas.

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  38. Lovely and meaningful. Thank you!

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  39. What a sweet idea. We all know women who have been affected by this. I love the variegated one.

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  40. These are lovely! I like the verigated one the best. I've made christmas Pj's for my son, niece and nephew....matching of course!

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  41. Great idea for a giveaway! I use the cotton knitted washcloths every day.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. What a wonderful tribute to Madeline. My mother is a breast cancer survivor so we are fortunate to still have her around. She'll be 80 in a couple of weeks.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Katina
    kjkoukla(athotmail...

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  43. I love knitting dishclothes, but I have never thought to create a ribbon inside.... that is so cool!

    By the way I LOVE the picture on top, is that a quilt you made?

    Thank you for the chance to win
    Kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

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  44. I'd love to be entered! I'm actually NOT making any handmade gifts this Christmas...maybe next Christmas. My favorite crafty item I've rec'd in the past would be a patriotic quilt form my daughter.

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  45. I love knit washclothes, but I have never seen any with a pattern knitted with-in the square. This is a nice give away for an important cause. The varigated one is really nice.

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  46. I am happy to announce the winner of my Dishcloth give away......It is Sandie Anne!!!!

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