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Lend A Hand ~ Giveaway

At Costco recently they had garden gloves that have the grippy on the palm side.  These gloves are also useful when quilting a quilt on your home machine.  I thought there were 3 pair in the package.  I figured this was perfect; a pair for me in the garden, a pair for DD in the garden and one for in my sewing room.  Well, you know Costco, they have never heard of less is more.  So when I got home and opened the package I had six pair.  What was I going to do with three extra pair?

I gave one to a friend for her birthday.  That left me with two more.  Yes, I’m good at math, just not at reading packaging.  So I thought it’s been awhile since I’ve had a giveaway.  I don’t need or want the extra pairs so I’d thought I would share with you, my dear readers.  One pair is green as shown the other is purple.  I’ll draw two winners next Wednesday.  The first can choose what color they would like.  To enter leave a comment telling me about a time you got more than you bargained for.

Good luck everyone!


  • Lynn says:

    I took in a stray kitty , it was just for a few days (I am not a cat lover) and a few days later we had a litter of kittens on our hands! I managed to find homes for them all and every one of them lived very long and happy kitty lives.

  • Material Mary says:

    what fun…maybe I should start giving machine quilting a try again…

  • Cathy says:

    That is so nice of you. I had a pair but my DH got a hold of them and I wouldn't touch a quilt with them…LOL. Hugs

  • bukaus says:

    Oddly enough I was ordering socks online (i don't remember the reason for that), it said six sets and the price sounded about right for that… I didn't realize that a set was 4 pairs, should have known when it said set instead of pair. lol

  • Deb@asimplelifequilts says:

    My Mom & I spent an extra night at my sisters a few years back and had stopped at Target to pick up a few things. We heard hysterical giggles from my Mom in the next room who had discovered that the underwear she'd bought were HUGE! Evidently they had been put back on the wrong rack… anyway we laugh about that every time we travel together.

  • Mary Ann says:

    I've occasionally gotten an extra pair of undies in my pack but now a days, it seems that there are fewer things in a pack than before. Like today, I discovered that the hot dogs are the same price per pack because there are 8 hot dogs and not 10!

  • BunkHouseQuilts says:

    This made me smile. I also bought a box of these at Costco and was looking at all of them the other day wondering if I would live long enough to use them all. I am going to a quilt retreat in a couple of weeks and taking the extras with me!

  • Cheryl says:

    I would love to try the gloves! Once I ordered some crushed walnut shells and did not realize it was in kg not lbs so I got a bit more than I thought that I was going to 🙂

  • Carol E. says:

    When I married my husband, I got much more of a gem than I realized I was getting! What did I know at that young age of 22 when I married him?? We're more in love now than ever (we're both 60). What a lucky girl I am! I'd love to have some new gloves.

  • Sherri says:

    I bought the same package and also thought there were just 3 pair! I have been giving mine to friends too!

  • LesQuilts says:

    Hi! I received a pair of these great gloves from a friend awhile ago, they really last! But, mine are wearing out, a new pair would be wonderful!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Take care, Leslie

  • KatieQ says:

    I was having company for the weekend and went to the bagel shop to buy a dozen for breakfast. When I went to pay, the man handed me 2 large bags. He told me it was buy a dozen get another dozen for free. Since it was a Friday afternoon, I dropped it off at my church so they could bring it to the soup kitchen for Saturday breakfast.
    I haven't noticed those gloves in our COSTCO. I'll have to keep my eyes open.

  • Vivian says:

    I had to laugh when I read your post. Up until recently I had been using a pair of Machingers gloves that I've had for a few years. But the tips were getting kind of dirty (rub off from fabric dyes?) and I was thinking about buying a new pair.

    But then in prepartion for spring I was looking at my gardening supplies and I came across the package of Costo garden gloves I bought last year and realizing that with six pairs in the package (and that I garden on a terrace) there were more than enough there to take a pair for quilting use! I'm using the purple ones hoping they'll hide the dirt better.

  • pcflamingo says:

    Do you use yours as-is or did you cut the fingertips off so you can feel what you're doing? I bought some Fons & Porters quilting gloves years ago and that's what I did because I just couldn't stand not being able to feel the fabric, or having to take the gloves off to re-thread the needle, etc. I'd love the chance to win one of your spare pair of gloves 😀

  • Heather says:

    I saw these when I was at Costco with my mom. We didn't buy them then, but I do think I have to go bck for more.

    Mst of my excesise are from buying too much of one particular fabric. Ten metres of any one fbric is just too much.

  • Cecilia says:

    I sometimes wonder why i bought so much of a certain fabric before, but not that often. 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win, either color would be great.

  • barbara woods says:

    only bad stuff, never fabric which i would love

  • Sherrill says:

    Boy, I cannot remember the last time I got more..usually less than I'd think I was paying for. YIKES! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Tamara Hampton says:

    Lol i like the husband answer abd have to day the same here… i got way more than a husband i got 16 grandchildren too!!

  • SewCalGal says:

    I too bought these gloves at Costco. What a deal. Had not thought about using them for quilting, but I'll given them a try (thanks). I do use them for gardening and also scuba diving. Great gloves.

    I hope it is ok as I added your giveaway to a linky on a page I have setup to increase awareness of giveaways & contests: sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways-and-contests.html


  • Deb says:

    i wish I could run into a deal like that! I can't remember a time when I got more than i was supposed to! Love purple and hope I get lucky!

  • Jocelyn says:

    I won a Coca Cola prize from the grocery store one. I thought it was just one 24 pack case of Cokes. Turns out it was a CASE of Cokes, 12 24 packs!! That was a real surprise.

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  • SheriR says:

    Hummmm… Hubby decided we needed to get chickens to eat the bugs to help control the scorpion problem…we got a rooster, not a hen…

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