all my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…..

today is thursday, and next thursday EEK, we fly off to the land of liberty, nachos, and the pursuit of happiness…… That means, that if you are wondering whether or not to commit to the kimono give-away, the clock is ticking.  So far, I have THREE  FOUR  FIVE  SIX  SEVEN EIGHT  NINE TEN THIRTEEN !solid commitments which means that I will send off TWO  KIMONOS!!!!!… if we can get SEVEN SIX  FIVE FOUR THREE TWO ONE  more body , then I will send off TWO kimonos.  So far, each package will contain:

ONE KIMONO (wool or silk)






ONE FUROSHIKI (for tying up bundles or bento boxes)


UPDATE!!!!!  I will be sending packages to TWO lucky winners!!!!!!

to enter, all you have to do is donate something to some charity…. and then leave me a comment about it.  If you already support something local or global, that is great…. and gets you in the drawing!!!!  mention that in a comment and I will add your name to the hat.

and as one final enticement…. if the numbers go up over 15 (big gulp)  I will include……………



one fish.

one fish.


leave me a comment before July 30…. U.S. addresses only please.

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 02:00:03

    OKay.. so read the fine print.. lol.. I left a comment before.. but I did’nt do the donation.. so now I have donated to A Place to Bark for 10.00. you have a great blog..and this is a good incentive to donate..


  2. Judy
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 02:02:07

    Hey I meant to say I read the fine print…sorry.. I wasn’t telling you to read the fine print.. sometimes my fingers just go crazy !


  3. Jenna
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 02:29:35

    I’m in! I donated to the Ronald McDonald House today. This was a fun way to do a give-away. By the way, what ever happened to the rice fields?


  4. tigermama
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 08:17:49

    Have a fab time back home!

    Can I please have a fish??!? Just one! I really want one and I just donated to a women`s organization here in Beirut that helps women overcome domestic violence. You can send the fish to my parents house in Anacortes and I will pick it up this Christmas when we go home. Please?! Pretty Please!??!!


  5. whereishenow
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 08:36:28

    Judy and Jenna… your names are in the hat. Thank you!!!

    and Tigermama, honey, don’t sound so desperate, for you, I will send a WHOLE SET of fish (enough to match your fambly).

    let’s see, should they hang on Japanese driftwood or good ole washington state driftwood….. I bet you mom has some nice stuff in her yard…..or that your kids will get a kick out of searching down the right one….


  6. jude
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 12:52:12

    habitat for humanity and aids research alliance. in addition to my regulars. thanks for the encouragement


  7. Mariko
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 15:25:23

    I just made a donation to the World Wildlife Federation, and I recently made a donation to the Colitis and Crohn’s Foundation, but that was to sponsor someone doing a walk. You have inspired me to think about another donation, though!


  8. marianne
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 23:57:55

    Came all the way from Bloomings blog to see you.And am delighted to be here .Now just to add insult to injury,I would ,like Tigermama,love to request a fishie and my donation is to Kathy’s(MIJ) cancer fund.As much as I love kimonos,bit like bringing coals to Newcastle and all that;)


  9. Kathy B.
    Jul 25, 2008 @ 22:11:19


    Because of knitting, I am now a yearly contributor to Doctors Without Borders, and also contributed fleece tie blankets and knitted hats to the Dulaan project in Outer Mongolia before that part of the project folded. And I would l-o-o=ve a kimono. Hope I win.
    Thanks, Jan.

    Cheers, Kathy


  10. All Rileyed Up
    Jul 26, 2008 @ 01:08:52

    I finally remembered to do this! I sent in a donation to Talk About Curing Autism Now (Tacanow). I’ll post a link to your blog about the donation over the weekend. Thanks for doing this! Great way to raise funds for npos.


  11. Tess
    Jul 27, 2008 @ 02:05:33

    There is no such thing as coincidence. I met a really nice lady while looking at pattern books several months ago. She and her church are teaching prostitutes in Mexico to sew so they can earn a living doing something other than sell themselves. They were looking for older model machines and any supplies. I had just gotten a “spare” machine from freecycle that was perfect to give her and raided the stash too. Along with more donations from freecyclers she took out a lot. Now today I had another response to my request for more of those same things on a freecycle site and that was sitting for several months forgotten.

    Thanks for helping us pay it forward!


  12. Chris from the Shady Grove
    Jul 27, 2008 @ 03:02:20

    Thanks for contacting me and your comments on my blog. I truly can’t imagine what it is like to lose so much. We are looking for more ways to help. Besides the fabric donations to our quilters, my husband and I donated insulation to an older gentleman that was flooded out of his house not once but twice this last year. I’m looking for other ways to help flooding victims in Wisconsin. My sister is working with local artists and they are converting and decorating leftover sand bags into purses to sell as a fundraiser for Iowa flood victims. What a creative idea. I’m enjoying your blog. Thanks for including me.


  13. cathie
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 00:16:08

    I just donated art squares for an art doll that is going up for a drawing to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation as well as I am making a 10×10 quiltlet AND a padfolio for runner up gifts for the drawing. There is a button (Pink Artist) on my blog if you care to visit the website and see the doll which is going to be in Art Doll Quarterly’s Summer edition. It’s very exciting.


  14. cathie
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 00:16:38

    Those fishies are sooooooooo cute!


  15. tiktiki
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 05:17:05

    great work, whereishenow!


  16. Karly
    Jul 28, 2008 @ 17:50:15

    Hi there! I recently discovered your blog and love it. As someone who loves shibori and will be in Japan this October, I’m super-excited about the give-away. I have donated to two charities/nonprofits – a domestic abuse shelter called Eagle’s Nest and my local Textile Center. Hope this qualifies me.
    p.s. Is there any way for me to buy a fish from you if my name isn’t picked?? Thanks!


  17. tiktiki
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 01:14:39

    could you put dreadlocks on my fish order?


  18. dongurigal
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 09:40:48

    I love your fish and shall order 5 when I have an address worth sending them too. They will go my Christmas tree (sorry, Holiday tree if that offends you.)

    And I’m also blogrolling you. It took me long enough.


  19. Autumn
    Jul 29, 2008 @ 12:16:46

    I found your blog from Eric Gower’s breakaway kitchen site – love it! I am a quilter also and huge fan of Japanese fabrics/influences. My husband and I went last year and can’t wait to get back. I would love to enter your kimono drawing, if I still can (time difference and all…). We donate to Doctors Without Borders and the American Humane Society every two weeks (direct withdrawl from our paychecks), plus the North Shore Animal Welfare League. Thanks so much!


  20. tik tiki
    Jul 30, 2008 @ 03:33:57

    looks like you might be doing some “fishin'” on dat der vacation of yours.


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