Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cartwright Seam Ripper Giveaway

Welcome my friends and those who maybe visiting for the first time!

Today, I am so excited to introduce you to a true
West Virginian Artesian, Greg Cartwright, of Cartwright's Creations.
His items are sold in historical shops throughout West Virginia.

He is a lover of reclaimed wood of historical nature
and creator of works of art!


Greg (Cartwright's Creations) & I

A note from Greg

Dear Readers

I have provided two seam rippers to Lisa
so she can have one and one to give away.

They are both made from beautiful old growth oak which was reclaimed from the original train depot in Weston (Lewis County), West Virginia. Train service was established in Weston around 1880. This wood is representative of a great part of my passion for this venture in woodworking for me – that is finding wood with a story to it. I must admit that my main focus is pens and pencils but it really doesn’t matter what I am making as long as it is from wood (although I have recently added pens made of deer antler).

I truly love woods with a story and encourage you to browse the
Pens Section of Cartwright's Creations to see example of
works created with the different woods.

You will find a list of approximately 60 woods of varying ranges of historical and local significance along with some exotic woods which are in my collection just for their beauty.

I am always looking for special projects! If you have a special piece of wood, I would welcome the opportunity to make seam rippers or pens of various styles for family or friends. If you are interested, send me a picture of your piece of wood and please include a ruler in your picture so I can judge the dimensions of the piece. My contact information is available
here

Happy Quilting
Greg Cartwright


Me again
From this block of wood a Seam Ripper is made!

How does it work?
This one is closed (pouch is included)

You pull out the top!

Insert the top piece back into the hole in the bottom!

Folks we have a Seam Ripper!


Look at the grain!
It is functional, historical, and a work of art.

Giveaway!

How to Enter to win one Chrome Top Seam Ripper (described above) valued at $50.00

This giveaway is open to everyone! No matter where you live!

1. Go to Cartwright's Creations
and come back and leave a comment telling me which reclaimed wood you would want for a handle!

2. If you are a "In The Boon Docks" follower you get a second chance - it would be nice if you helped spread the word about this awesome giveaway on your social media!
Don't forget to leave another comment!

If you are a Non-Reply Blogger or Google+ user - Please leave an email in your comments. (Comlisajohnson(at)gmail(dot)com) for example. If I cannot contact you - you can't win!

2 chances to win

This giveaway begins today, April 30, 2014 and ends on May 30, 2014 at midnight! The winner will be announced on May 31, 2014!

PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE Giveaway WORD!

How to order one for yourself or Mother

Greg has offered up a special deal!
He will make a custom seam ripper for you for $35.00


What an impressive gift to give your Mother for Mothers Day, a friend for Graduation or a birthday gift!

If you don't need a Seam Ripper, you will find pen and pencil sets, or a single pen for Fathers Day available for their regular price
(only Seam Rippers are available at a discounted rate).


These are gifts everyone will love!
I sure do and I have only had one a few days!



Ordering Instructions

1. Follow this link and Pick your wood

2. Then go the Seam Ripper tab and order you choice of gold or chrome hardware Click on Chrome or Gold Link provided

3. When you pay via PayPal include your wood choice in the instructions!

4. Check out


Thank you for stopping by and entering the giveaway!
Good Luck!
Create and be unique!
Lisa

202 comments:

  1. What beautiful seam ripper. His pen and pencil sets are just as a beautiful. If I were to win I think I'd pick CABELL COUNTY WV Cherry.

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  2. I am in awe of this seam ripper. I think I would have to pick the olive wood from Jerusulem. Thanks for the chance.

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  3. Just beautiful work!
    It's hard to choose a particular wood, but I think the Cabell Co WV cherry sounds lovely or the Jerusalem Olivewood.
    Thanks for the chance!
    gailxs@hotmail.com

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  4. Oh my! I get shivers just thinking about all the historical places that Greg has reclaimed wood - wonderful!!! I had a hard time trying to decide which place I would want a seam ripper to originate from... Tough decision for me! Thanks for the opportunity to win a piece of history and a piece of art!

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  5. I have been following your blog for a long time! Thanks for a second chance!! I will share your link with my quilting friends ;-)

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  6. Wow so beautiful!! I would think Olivewood or Rosewood would be so pretty. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. If I were to win, I'd love to have one made from the train depot wood. Sweet memories of my dad who turned wood but passed away almost two years ago. Thanks for the chance!
    akronne17 at g mail dot com

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  8. Wow I forgot where some of them came from. Maybe the Jack Daniels Barrel one. thanks Lisa

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  9. I would love to see a seam ripper made out of zebrawood.

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  10. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I would love to have the Olivewood from Jerusalem.( My hubby used to make birdhouses from recycled wood.

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  11. I think Zebrawood sounds interesting.

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  12. I would choose Greenbriar County Black Walnut! Beautiful work and love the use of this reclaimed wood! thank you!

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  13. I signed up to be a follower on bloglovn! thank you again!

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  14. Beautiful! My pick would be a gym floor :)

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  15. His work is gorgeous! I would choose Redheart.

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  16. I think the Jack Daniels barrel would be neat. Thanks!

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  17. The Olive wood sounds so intriguing. I would be so excited to have such a quilting tool.

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  18. I am a new follower by email.

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  19. Cherry :)

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. And followed on bloglovin.

    (I had no idea that my Google+ profile wasn't contactable; thanks for put that comment!)

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. I would want a seam ripper from Olive wood from Jerusalem. What a cool seam ripper! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  22. I love your story! I would choose OPAL’S DRESS SHOP (McVANEY BUILDING) because I had a wonderful Aunt Opal who could do anything in my eyes. She probably didn't even need a seam ripper like I do. Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@centurytel.net


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  23. I am a follower on Bloglovin.

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  24. I follow In The Boon Docks on bloglovin.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  25. Hard to decide. I would pick either Honduran Rosewood, Mahogany or Walnut. Great giveaway, thank you for the chance to win!

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  26. I follow In The Boondocks via GFC.

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  27. The jack daniels whiskey barrel wood sounds interesting. dorisquiltingqueen at yahoo dot com

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  28. I follow via email and bloglovin. dorisquiltingqueen at yahoo dot com

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  29. I'd pick the wormy chestnut from an old farm rail. I'm fascinated by the history of the decline of the American chestnut.

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  30. I would love to win one of these seam rippers. I'm not sure which wood because there were no pictures. So, I'll say that I like darker woods like cherry or walnut. If I were to win, you can select something for me! My email is KarenP3720@aol.com
    Thank you for this opportunity to win!

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  31. I think this would be awesome! I am not sure on the wood, but from the name zebrawood sounds pretty cool!

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  32. I am a follower of your blog.

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  33. I love red, so I'd go for the redheart wood. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  34. I would love to win a custom seam ripper. I do not have a reference but the Kauri fron New Zealand sounds great!! Thank you

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  35. I am a follower on Bloglovin !!!! :-)

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  36. I would love the Olive Wood, so beautiful.

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  37. The wood from the Weston train depot - we are big train fans in this house!

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  38. Cabell County Cherry sounds nice!! Those are some pretty special seam rippers - GREAT giveaway!!

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  39. I am a follower too :) Hope all is well in your part of the world. x

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  40. I would be blessed to have a seam ripper made from Olive wood from Jerusalem. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  41. I am a follower on Bloglovin'.

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  42. I love the history in the wood! The train depot wood sounds pretty cool. There are a few old train stations from industrial revolution era around where I live, it's really interesting to try to imagine all the different people who would have used those stations.

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  44. Mahogany. it is nice to see the histories of the wood. I am a follower. mamalisa61@hotmail.com

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  45. I would love the Yucatan Rosewood as the Yucatan has a special place in my heart. AND the color of this wood is so rich and luscious.

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  46. I am a follower of In the Boondocks.

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  47. I'd love one out of cherry.

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  48. Cabell County Cherry sounds nice! I like the idea of the wood having a history. These sure are special! Great giveaway!

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  49. Black Walnut from Greenbrier County, WV. I got family ties to that area - maybe they lived in the log cabin. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  50. Following you! 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  51. Fabulous giveaway!
    Kauri from New Zealand!

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  52. What a unique idea for reusing historical wood. Tough choice to p ick just one. I prefer the Greenbriar County Black Walnut. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  53. How beautiful is that! I have to go with the WV Cherry. The seam ripper would surely have you showing off as your removing seams.

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  54. I follow you via e-mail. Thanks! sarah@forrussia.org

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  55. If I won, I would pick Black Walnut from the 1820s log cabin! Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

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  56. olivewood from Jerusalem, if I would win .

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  57. I follow you on bloglovin.
    conguez@hotmail.com

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  58. What a giveaway!!! Without a doubt, I would choose WORMY CHESTNUT RAIL FROM A FARM FENCE AT FENWICK MOUNTAIN. I am romantic and having the seam ripper from a piece of Chestnut would take me back to a time when there were real chestnut trees growing in the US.

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  59. I am a follower; I use Feedly and GFC.

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  60. I would love to have one made of the Honduran Rosewood.

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  61. These are beautiful. I would love to have one made with West Virginia cherry wood. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  62. What a stunning seam ripper. I would love to have one from the wormy chestnut fence rail. Thanks Greg and Lisa for an amazing giveaway!

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  63. These seam rippers are stunning! I would love to have one made of WV Cherry Wood. Thank you for sharing!

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  64. Hi Lisa! If I were choosing, I would love something made from the Corrick House...I used to read alot about the civil war...always wished the south had one too! These seam rippers are beautiful! I can just imagine how incredible it would feel in your hand. Thanks for the opportunity

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  65. They are all so beautiful! I love the Rosewood! But all are amazing!

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  66. How lovely! Nothing is nicer than working with a practical tool that is beautiful as well! I would choose the jack daniels whiskey barrel . . . :) I'm not a drinker, so that would be my secret guilty pleasure, lol.

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  67. I am a happy follower. :)

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  68. I'm fortunate to own one of these - I want everyone to know this is the sharpest seam ripper that I own. AND I was hesitant to tell Greg that I had lost the cap to my seam ripper. He kindly suggested that I pull out my seam ripper, turn it around, insert it back in the barrel of the ripper, and guess what? There was my cap - no more lost cap to my seam ripper. This is also the only seam ripper I own that has the cap with it. Mine is made from wood from land across from the one-room elementary school I attended (and it belonged to my sister-in-law's father). Neat, eh?

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  69. I remember growing up around walnut trees so I would like a black walnut wood seam ripper! thanks! yessewingisfun at yahoo dot com

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  70. I am an email follower! yessewingisfun at yahoo dot com

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  71. They all sound fabulous, but if I won I would like the WV Holly from TAylor County. Thanks!
    email is: bestbelle2010(@)aol.com

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  72. I follow your blog by email.
    My email is:
    bestbelle2010(@)aol.com

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  73. Wow! I would love to win a beautiful seam ripper made from the wood of the train depot in Weston, WV! My mother was born in Weston...this would be such an awesome gift! Thank you!

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  74. I'm also a follower by e-mail. Thanks again!
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  75. hard to know without seeing them in person! but I like the sound of MAHOGANY - OFFCUT FROM BLANK FOR GIBSON GUITAR

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  76. This would be a treasure for sure! I would want Zebrawood!

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  77. Olive wood from Jerusalem! I'd love that!

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  78. It would have to choose black walnut but, anything wood is beautiful.

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  79. I would choose WORMY CHESTNUT RAIL FROM A FARM FENCE AT FENWICK MOUNTAIN.

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  80. I think the Jack Daniels whiskey barrel would make a wonderful seam ripper!

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  81. I am a new follower by email!

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  82. I have enjoyed reading this story and lookig up different woods! I would love a seam ripper in WV Yellow Poplar from the farm in Cabell county. My parents were farmers and we had many poplar trees growing as wind breaks for the sheep....in the state of South Australia. I love the soft honey colour of the wood. Thankyou for the chance.

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  83. Very interesting! These are beautiful! I like the sound of train depot recovery wood for a seam ripper :)

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  84. Classically beautiful! A unique ripper!

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  85. I think that the wood from the PHILIPPI COVERED BRIDGE would be wonderful.

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  86. Thank you for this wonderful contest.
    I would choose MAHOGANY - OFFCUT FROM BLANK FOR GIBSON GUITAR as the wood for the seam ripper.
    mtmom57(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I follow In The Boon Docks, by email.
    mtmom57(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I follow your blog and your posts with interest

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  89. Mesquite from Tombstone!!! Just would love that old Wild West !!!

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  90. This is gorgeous! I'd love to have one of my own! The train depot wood sounds really neat and has a really interesting history but is it bad that I also think wood from a Jack Daniels Whiskey Barrel would be fun?!?

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  91. olivewood from jerusalem, or jack daniels barrel wood sound interesting.

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  92. They are all beautiful. I think the olivewood would be cool

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  93. Jack Daniels barrel would be awesome!
    What a nice seam ripper - he really does beautiful work!

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  94. I think a 'Jack Daniels barrelwood' would be great.

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  95. MAHOGANY - OFFCUT FROM BLANK FOR GIBSON GUITAR

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  96. I love the train history behind the wood. My father, grandfather and great-grandfather were railroad men. I'd love a pen set for my daddy. He would love it. Thanks for the chance.

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  97. What gorgeous seam rippers! I think I'd choose the Jerusalem olivewood if I won.


    tinaotherworld (at) yahoo (d0t) com

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  98. Well I really wish I still had the wood that my Grandfather picked up after a train de-railed, he picked up some beautiful cherry and walnut woods, I used a lot of it to make my brother a built-in TV Cabinet, but when I moved to Greece I gave it all away, but that would have been a beautiful story.

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  99. I would have to pick Gilmer County since I was born there!

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  100. I follow through GFC and bloglovin.

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  101. the Cherry or hickory. I don't know any of the stories but my husband likes to make furniture from trees he salvages. The making of the planks is his favorite part so I can appreciate Greg Carter's enthusiasm for salvaging the wood. Thanks.

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  102. WV Cherry.
    Amazing craftsmanship.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  103. Ohhh, I love seam rippers, I'm such a bad sewist, LOL. I would like the spalted wormy yellowheart.

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  104. Would have to be gold with the Jack Daniels Whiskey Barrel wood. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  105. I already follow you on Bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  106. I'd like the mahogany from the gibson guitar. =)

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  107. I would have to leave the wood choice to the artist! Chrome for the metal though. Such beautiful work. A matching stiletto would be awesome too!

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  108. I think it would be neat to have one made from one of the churches!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  109. I would love a seam ripper made of oak, a beautiful piece of Americana.my email : mldebold@aol.com

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  110. WORMY CHESTNUT RAIL FROM A FARM FENCE AT FENWICK MOUNTAIN - definitely!!!

    oneoldgoat1962 at gmail dot com

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  111. I follow you on bloglovin!

    oneoldgoat1962 at gmail dot com

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  112. Beautiful seam rippers! I would choose a cherry handled one.

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  113. I've never seen such a pretty seam ripper! I think zebrawood would be fancy!

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  114. I would love one made from the mahogany blank from the Gibson guitar

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  115. If given my choice I would choose the walnut from the library in Marrow county. These are lovely pieces of woodwork.

    Just in case: m3reyna at gmail dot com

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  116. If I were to win a handmade seam ripper, I would not be particular about which wood to use. I would be thrilled with any of the choices! ;)

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  117. I think the wood from the Philippi Covered Bridge would be a cool thing to have, although the seam rippers in and of themselves are cool.

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  118. I would like wood from Preston County Sheriff's Office.

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  119. Cabell Co WV cherry. Great giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  120. Would love a seam ripper made from Barbour County Mahogany from the Gibson guitar blank. My dear husband plays guitar while I sew. So I though it would apropos. I was tempted though to pick a wood from a United Methodist Church in that maybe it would help me from swearing when I use a seam ripper. I don't think that's possible, so maybe I can just hum louder with the mahogany seam ripper and keep the swearing jar empty!

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  121. I follow through bloglovin. Will add Greg's website under my husband's bookmarks to give him ideas for birthdays/holidays, needing-to-get-out-of-doghouse day!

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  122. Oh, that is simply gorgeous! A very special seam ripper indeed. :-)

    I'd choose a handle out of wood from Opals Dress Shop in Upshur County. (It seems an appropriate choice for a seam ripper, after all!)

    macska at gmail dot com

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  123. I would get WV Cherry from Cabell County.

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  124. this is gorgeous. obvs my fave is the jack daniels!
    emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. Railroad Bridge #28. What a fantastic seam ripper!

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  126. I would love any of the historical woods recovered, particularly one from the area in which Greg grew up. I think I know his sister, who has been telling me about his seam rippers and how wonderful they are. It can't be a coincidence!

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  127. I follow you through BlogLovin'.

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  128. I wasn't able to figure it out on how to look at the woods, but all wood is beautiful, so I'm not terribly partial! He should make buttons, too!

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  129. The Jack Daniel's whiskey barrel sounds fun!

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  130. Thanks for the giveaway! I try to buy wooden tools whenever possible. I love Zebra Wood. Thanks

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  131. Mesquite from Arizona would be fun. Such a neat seam ripper

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  132. Beautiful! I like the oak. Thanks!

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  133. I would love Olivewood from Jerusalem. It's also so neat to use old reclaimed wood from various local historical sites such as the train depot! Way cool!

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  134. I think it would be very fitting to have a seam ripper made from wood from Opal's Dress Shop. He has beautiful work. I love all things wood.

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  135. Olivewood from Jerusalem sounds lovely, thanks! wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

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  136. The Jack Daniels Whiskey Barrel intrigues me! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  137. These are GORGEOUS! Would be honored to win one!! & I would choose wood from Gibson Guitar offcut...Mahogany!!! My sweeet Husband has several Gibson Guitars...& this would be the Mom's Gibson!!! lol Awesome!!!

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  138. I'm already a Follower of your Blog too, thru Email & Bloglovin :)

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  139. I would pick the MORROW LIBRARY MAPLE. Marshall is where my wife went to college.

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  140. the Honduran Rosewood is beautiful!

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  141. thanks so much for the contest! i like the farm fence at fenwick mountain wood! thanks!

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  142. gfc follower -in the hammock blog! Thanks again!

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  143. I love the Jerusalem Olivewood so beautiful. Such a treat to see such works of art.

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  144. Amazing! I like Bocote, Marblewood and Honduran rosewood! Thanks!!

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  145. Beautiful. I love the idea of zebra wood.

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  146. I would enjoy a handle made from the WV black walnut (greenbrier county)! I can't pass up black walnut! Thanks for the chance!

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  147. I follow you on bloglovin
    nridder@hurontel.on.ca

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  148. How pretty. Oak is my favorite wood but they are all beautiful. My seam ripper is one I inherited from my mom. It hardly rips anymore. I could use a new one. Cindy bluemoonstencils@yahoo.com

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  149. Beautiful work. The wood I would want is: WORMY CHESTNUT RAIL FROM A FARM FENCE AT FENWICK MOUNTAIN --they all have a story to tell but we farm in Ontario, Canada and still have some rail fences.
    nridder@hurontel.on.ca

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  150. I follow you with bloglovin. Cindy bluemoonstencils@yahoo.com

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  151. I like the WV Black Walnut. Everyone can always use a sturdy seam ripper!

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  152. I'm a follower through Bloglovin. Thanks to both of you for the lovely giveaway!

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  153. So many choices, I could narrow it down to rosewood or zebra wood. I would be thrilled to own a handmade piece of history. Thank you both for the chance! Tpott@optonline.net

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  154. I like the sounds of "WV Apple". It would be neat to say you had a seam ripper made from apple wood.

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  155. I follow In the Boon Docks on Bloglovoin.

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I love a two way conversation! Comments are appreciated!