Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Giveaway Day!!

Hi friends! Today I have a couple things to give away to one lucky person!
mini quilt for Giveaway Day
First is this little Christmas mini-quilt. I'd say it's maybe 8" x 10". The shapes are machine-sketch-appliqued to the quilt through all 3 layers, using my free-motion foot.

And I also put together a little bundle of notions to go with it:
notions for giveaway day
Here's what's in the pile: 3 zippers, red elastic, weird little eyelet tape, mini yellow ric rac, lavender bias tape (over 2 yards, I think), sheer white ribbon, almost a yard of striped red ribbon, some wide blue ribbon, and a couple yards of 1.25" wide elastic.

All you need to do to win is make a comment, but it has to be something interesting, not just "I want to win." You can tell me about a cool gift you've received, what you're making this month, a joke, something funny your kid did, whatever. The winner will be chosen randomly. Please make sure I have a way to get a hold of you. If your email address isn't available in your blogger profile, include it in your comment. If I can't contact the winner I'll choose another one! The giveaway will be open until December 17.

Also, you know about Giveaway Day, don't you? Head on over to Sew, Mama, Sew for links to lots of giveaways, all starting today!

187 comments:

Lee said...

Thank you for the lovely giveaway! Happy Holidays - this mornings breakfast joke -
What do snowmen eat for breakfast?

Snowflakes
butler83ataoldotcom

Beth- the mama bee said...

I am making a picnic blanket quilt. Ita a checkerboard for playing after you picnic. It's a gift and not near done!

Bmoore_mamabee(at)hotmail(dot)com

Julie said...

Thanks for the kind giveaway. Your mini-quilt is so sweet. I have a funny comment from my kids (ages 13 and 14). The older one was trying to explain the different properties of the chemical elements. The older daughter explained "this element is sort of like me, it is repelled by other elements and doesn't want to have anything to do with the other elements - like its sister."

Heather said...

This is so great!! I would love it!
Well something interesting happened 3 weeks ago was my 2 year old flooded my house by deciding to pour herself a bath and leave the tub running while I was downstairs cooking... water poured onto all 3 floors.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
h_freund@hotmail.com

Homemaker Honey said...

Great giveaway!

Something interesting: tonight I was surprised by a friend stopping by and giving me a spare sewing machine! Merry Christmas to me!

I'm participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! I hope you have time to stop over and enter my giveaway at homemakerhoney.com

Merry Christmas!

Deborah
Homemaker Honey
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Erica said...

Today my son,4, asked me "mom do I need a costume for christmas?" I'm sure he wanted me to say yes. :) Merry Christmas.

Leslie said...

I am hoping to finish orders with enough time to make my daughter a Christmas Hello Kitty blanket.

CupCakeCutie said...

My three year old stands at the window every night waiting for Santa. She also looked out the window every night for two weeks before her birthday and thanksgiving seeing if she could see them coming. :)

krisgray said...

Yesterday I did something never done b4 - spray basted a 60x60 kids quilt and finished quitting it 4 hours later. If I'd used w&n batting it would have been finished a bit sooner.

Michele said...

I'm struggling with a challenge quilt. It bored me to tears yesterday.

Susan said...

I'm working on my son's quitar quilt. The blocks are from my 1st ever bee-friends and it's gonna be the biggest quilt I've done since I started quilting over a year ago-which is a bit scary. But I can't wait to see the fianl result:)

Laurie Anne said...

Hello Vicki! Holiday Greetings from Toronto Canada.
Here is a little joke I hope you haven't already heard--
-Why does Santa have three gardens?
-So that he can "ho,ho,ho"
*giggle*
Thank you for entering me to win such a lovely giveaway!

rebelblossom69(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Jingle said...

This is so fabulous! I will tell you about the tutorial that I have to have completed by tomorrow...oh...wait...I still don't know what I'll be featuring, so I guess I can't tell you much, but at least now you know I'm a VERY last minute kind of girl! HA!

tracey said...

How Fun! I took the day off work today so that I could finish all my Christmas sewing! On the list, a gardening apron and a heat pack for my mom. A bag for my sister, a clutch for my sister in law and a pillows for my aunts!

It's going to be a busy day! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lindsay Conner said...

Love your giveaway! I am taking a snow day today from work to enter craft contest and blog surf =)

Good luck with your contest! My giveaway is at http://lindsaysews.com - lindsay.conner(at)gmail(dot)com

SoniB said...

What a cute little quilt! I'm working on some mini quilts for friends, but I need to get to the post office first! Thanks for the chance.

andrea creates said...

very nice prizes!
i'm crocheting almost all of my gits this year :)

Pepe said...

Something interesting? Ok, perhaps my transformation in a quilter. I come from embrodery and appliquè to quilt; the transformation is slow but irreversible. Tomorrow or the day afther tomorrow they will bring us our hearted bed of a beautiful wood (two years of marriage on a bad one!), but I'm a little sad because I could not finish my first double quilt for it. Then in the new year I will work very hard to. And... two days ago I made a table runner with an interesting simple block that I'm dreaming on my bed-quilt... come to my blog next days to see all that photos! There's a way on the top to the left to have an English traslation...

trish said...

Love the mini quilt - too cute! I'm working on this month...let's see, 7 custom orders I promised a good friends friends I would do back in August, my own Christmas handmade goodies for my family...I'll never make it. I have a feeling I'll be wrapping quilt tops and asking for them back so I can finish them in January!

Dina Templeman said...

What a fun little holiday mini quilt!!! I try to make hand-made gifts of some sore for all my large extended family, whether food, sewing or crafting. This year I am making hand-dyed bamboo velour scarves for everyone. I do have some of them finished, but today is another dyeing day for me. I love the process of dyeing, and the surprise at the end, seeing how the colors blended together! Happy holidays to you :) countrycuttins@yahoo.com

Tiffany said...

Cute giveaway!

I keep meaning to make mug rugs, but always seem to grab other projects!

Last night - I started a table runner for my MIL for Christmas. It's super fancy fabric, and even uses velvet! (My first time sewing with velvet.) It is now completely pieced and ready to quilt - and I hate it. Velvet stretches! And I had black fuzz everywhere. I really felt like crying after it was done...so I'm hoping if I ignore it, maybe by this friday I can like it enough to finish it. It's pretty...just a pain in my tucus! :D

momma b said...

I finished my first quilt ever last night. it's a gift for my mom for christmas. it's not perfect (by any stretch) but i'm proud-ish...
dkburroughs21@aol.com

Heather said...

These are soooo cute. I’ve been admiring them from afar for awhile now :) I’d love to win one. Something funny my kids say, that happens multiple times a day! My 9 year old son told me “Mom, I think I am growing a back beard” I said “what???” He says “you know, a back beard! I have hair growing down the back of my neck to my back!” He’s so hilarious. He’s got very blonde hair, so you can’t see it, what is he so worried about?? :)

Leigh said...

That li'l quilt is so cute! My daughter made us laugh at lunch today because she said her noodles were "too noodley." I guess I can't argue with that!

mindingmomma said...

I'm working on a baby quilt with cheetah and zebra prints! It's giving me a headache. I hope the receiver enjoys it more than I have!

Liz Mouse said...

Wow, red elastic. I thought it only came in white. I must live in a small, small world.

Thanks,
liz@mommysaidsew.com

nellana said...

I am making hair bows for a craft show and for my daughter.

tatgurl said...

I'm just getting into full sewing mode here. Sewing innocent crush scarves for friends, gathered clutches, and little goodies for my baby girl!

sweeter than cupcakes said...

I'm crazy about using the iron-on transfer paper you can print from your home computer. I've used it to make cute little Christmas outfits for the kiddos this year.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the sweet give-away... these days I am busy keeping up with my 2 yr old who loves to climb on anything and everything.... can't turn my back for even a second!

Amanda said...

I love it all -- and who doesn't always need a zipper? :) I'm making...well I need to make a bunch but instead I'm entering giveaways and adding about a bazillion blogs (Including yours) to my reader!!
Amanda
amandaandandy@yahoo.com

ShirleyC said...

What a cute little quilt! I have been embroidering some tee shirts for my grands. Christmas is so much fun having little ones around. We recently rode the Polar Express in Palestine, Tx, and they loved it! Well, so did I!

clarkclay@bellsouth.net

carolinehemsley said...

HI Thanks for the giveaway. I'm madly trying to get everything finished. Off to the quilt shop tomorrow for more thread and batting supplies - I really hope I can finish them all or I'll be sacked as Santas helper!! Have a great Christmas. C
carolinehemsley@btinternet.com

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

such a cute mini Vicki! Matches my tree skirt and most of the stockings too :)

Love all the trims - those could come in handy too!

gill said...

Great giveaway!
I'm looking forward to my damson gin for Christmas!
Gill

Amy said...

I love the hand drawn outline look on the mini quilt!

Monica said...

Thanks for doing a giveaway! My interesting comment is that I just finished my very first quilt and I'm giving it to my grandma for Christmas. And my almost 19 month old daughter calls Christmas trees "papadrees" or "papadas". Cracks me up! Happy Holidays!

Lauren P said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I just finished my Christmas placemats last night! Thank goodness I finished before Christmas!

elizabeth said...

My son graduated from law school in May and finally....He Got a Job!! We are very happy for him : )

Mystica said...

Thank you for the giveaway and for including so many things!

Happy holidays

sarah in the woods said...

I love hot chocolate - every day of the year.

Becky said...

My little girl says "Goooood girl, Daddy" Cute give away!

Robyn said...

I found out in the last week that my sister is getting married and my step-brother and his wife are expecting a baby! ACK! I can't handle all this before Christmas!

Thanks for the giveaway! Robyn (dot) Geddes (at) gmail (dot) com

sewingaddict said...

Thanks for the giveway. Nice blog you have.

endless13 said...

I am making gnomes, gnomes and more gnomes....!!

Dena said...

I'm a handquilter and recently I've been trying to teach myself how to freemotion machine quilt. A couple of weeks ago I finished my first quilt using a freemotion machine quilting technique. I was only doing a meandering stitch but the whole time I was quilting I kept hearing Obi-Wan Kanobi saying "Don't cross the stream Luke! Let the force be with you!"

I know. Sad. But I finished the quilt top (a pic is posted on my blog) and I think it turned out pretty good. LOL

Thanks for the giveaway!

Alyssa said...

For christmas, I actually wasn't going to make anything until I started doing the sew mama sew giveaways. And then, suddenly, there are so many ideas. So as I type this, I'm working on homemade christmas ornaments. Go figure.
Thanks for the giveaway!
embyrfire(at)hotmail(dot)com

Pamela Nees said...

Here is my comment: We are all at the mercy of the hand of God regarding all this white stuff that has most of the state of Ohio snow bound!

L Johnson said...

Very cute mini christmas quilt! I am working on my christmas cards, using some lace that looks vintage but is much less expensive;)

Victoria said...

I gave away an owl pin to a little girl who told me this joke:
Knock Knock
Who's there?
Owls
Owls who?
Yes they do!
(Follow this with whoots of giggles!)

Rebecca Johnson said...

Im making my mum a Jim SHore Christmas Quilt...so excited!! I better hurry! xx Have a wonderful Christmas xx

Rachel said...

Loving the Christmas rug! I'm taking a break from decorating Christmas cookies now. The sprinkles are so cute but frustrating. I have tree and snowflake sprinkles that have pieces missing and look just wrong so it is the longest process ever - when it should be so fast!

Crimson Lily said...

Excellent giveaway!
My 6 year old son came down the stairs the other morning singing "Fa ra ra ra raaaaa, ra ra, ra ra." I think we have watched "A Christmas Story" a few too many times already this year :)
-Missie
emmasmom21@yahoo.com

Sheila said...

Such a great giveaway. The mini quilt is really cute! Something I'm making is a stuffed monster for my son. Thanks for the chance to win.

s_vaden at hotmail dot com

harleywife57 said...

Hello ; and thanks for the chance to win ! I made 5 quilts for Christmas gifts for 5 special people ! And I have some mug rugs and 'tissue holders' to make .... This is my 1st year of quilting , so I've been having FUN !!

Denise said...

What did the ghost say to the bee?

Boo! Bee!

.. ha..

dnadams[at]gmail[dot]com

Happy holidays!

Lisa said...

I have seen so many cool blogs today with this Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway! Cool stuff!

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

This month I am making Christmas shirts for every kid in my preschool class, then finishing up Christmas gifts :)

Desiree
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Painting 4 Him said...

I am working on two quilts, 2 table runners and 2 Christmas wall hangings, well...I am supposed to be working on them!

Jamie said...

My son is making up riddles, lately. His latest, "Why did the cats mess with the rats?" The answer, "Because they were hungry!" Totally funny in a not funny sort of way. Good luck with your giveaway, I love your mug rug.

redzshadow said...

The mini quilt is adorable! After looking at all the giveaways the one thing I really want to sew is a mini quilt or mug rug as some people call them.

I don't have any kids but I do have two little dogs. The youngest can in from outside today and she loves to run and find me. She went flying past the room I was in and halfway past the door she put on the breaks. We have hardwood floors. So, what I saw was this dog running at top speed try to stop but slid right past the doorway. It made me laugh.

momto2wasd said...

That little quilt is adorable!
The other night, my 3 year old and I were talking about Christmas trees, and how Curious George had fun going to get a tree. My son very proudly said, "we went to the garage to get our tree." It was so cute, because he clearly thought that was very exciting! And made me feel a bit better because I felt sad that we don't get a live tree.

Kristin said...
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Kristin said...

Let's see...a cool gift I got was my ipod touch last Christmas, I love being able to read my favorite blogs on it.

My 2 year old daughter is a nut, it's easy to tell story after story about her..."interestingness". LOL. She likes to believe that she is a puppy these days, communicating with barks and growls that sound suspiciously like thinly veiled words. She carries a dog bed wherever she goes in case she needs to circle several times and take a nap. She will only let you brush her hair if you refer to it as fur, and likes it when you compliment her "pretty fur" (you can tell she likes it on account of the licking). She insists on wearing collars, whatever she finds she will try to wear as a collar. A piece of ribbon. A wristwatch. A piece of garland. One of the worst parts is when she brings her toy stethoscope to you and asks to go for a walk... she puts it around her neck and makes you hold the end. And you have to walk her like a dog. But at the pace of a wounded, blind snail. Yes, she is an interesting child. Imagination as big as anything.

(craftymom85atgmaildotcom)

Katie said...

Thanks for the chance! Down here in Alabama missing the pretty colors of Fall in Virginia!

Telly said...

Here's my something for you

I once saw a chicken cross the road...well, actually, it flew.

I was walking my dog down a Japaneses street (I lived there for a while) and we come up to a chicken that's just hanging out in the middle of the sidewalk. My dog goes up to sniff it, and it flies away, across the street, and lands on top of a city bus, that then drives away with the chicken on top.

A japanese lady then comes out and asks me in perfect english "Was that your chicken?"

Thanks for the give away!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hey Vicki, are you ready for Christmas?
So one of the first dates with my husband we were fishing and he gallantly offered me the front seat in the small boat rather than the bench seat in the back. Still withing view of his parents house, the seat I was on came loose, I went feet over behind, lost my rod and reel in the bottom of the lake and made such an interesting first impression on his parents!!

Suzanne said...

I think your Christmas mini quilt is just adorable. I haven't gotten the courage yet to draw with my stitches in quilting yet but I really admire others who do. I nosed around your blog a minute just now and realize I had been here before. I found your chicken tutorial when I was in search of a pattern for a quilt block exchange. thanks for sharing your work!

razberiswrl said...

I adore this mini quilt! My favorite elements are the blue plaid present and the little section of binding that looks like ribbon candy.

My favorite candies ever (I'm a sugar-holic) are ribbon candy and filled raspberries. I can never seem to find either since moving from the Atlanta area to southern New Jersey. I was doing a major happy dance a few weeks ago when I saw filled raspberry candies at the Amish market in their bulk section!!! I bought a big bag, lol!

amummy said...

The quilt is gorgeous.
At the moment I am trying to finish a quilt for my son. It is a disappearing 9 patch, started it in the middle of the year. It was going to be a Xmas present but it isn't anywhere near finished.

gabylec AT hotmail DOT com

Hector said...

I am putting the binding on the last of six Christmas table runners tomorrow morning. After that, I will be putting the binding on a lap quilt I finished last summer, but am just getting to now.

After that, I am debating between starting a baby quilt that is two months late and an applique project or two.

Sonja said...

My Christmas list is almost complete. The kids and I will be making soap, playdough and cookies then we're all done!

That Christmas mini quilt is adorable!

Sonja
sonjagreene(at)veryverdant(dot)com

Peace Sweet Peas said...

my children are heading for coal in their stockings i tell you. i love christmas time but it really does make everyone a tiny bit crazy.

Tricia said...

"the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear" elf

Patty said...

That wall hanging is darling. I love how you added bows to the packages. I am working on table runners for Christmas gifts.

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Alright, well, it's WAY too late to even get started on a project but your little quilt made me want to start making a little mug rug for a friend of mine. Something about seeing yours made me think of her.

limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah M said...

It's true what they say about third babies being easy.

life596(at)aol(dot)com

MzKCKitty said...

I thought this was pretty funny: I told my little granddaughter the other day, "I love you!" Her reply: "You wear me out!"

macca said...

I am busy making a peg pinny and some car playmats for christmas. Lovely giveaway. Love the mini quilt.

littlebitty said...

I've been trying to make sure I do at least one crafty type project a month. I love looking through blogs like yours for inspiration!
dvdenter (at) gci (dot)net

Sarah McGrath said...

I'm making a baby quilt at the moment, a stacked coins quilt with lovely bright fabric!

Emily said...

Your quilt is such a neat idea - I've never seen anything like it and would love to see it up close! Something my 2 year old recently said that makes me smile is her take on the nativity using finger puppets:

Hi, I'm Mary. I have a brother named Jesus. Jofus lives with the sheep.

Wendy said...

beautiful prize. How hard is it to think of something interesting to tell you? I'll tell you about one of my rabbits - Colin. He's a bit moody at times and goes off in a grump where he sits in a corner and glares at you. Other times he wants to be patted and stroked and fussed, but sometimes he just likes to glare!

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Well :0) it appears that mug rugs are the gift that my peeps will be getting from me this year! I have three that need to be quilted and binding attached. Past time for me to get on it! Your mini quilt is too cute and the wonderful giveaway day is fun. Thanks for the opportunity. Sarah

girlsfour said...

My daughter is a kindergarten teacher, one student said to her last week "did you know that I was born on my birthday"? It was her kindergarten quip of the day. Gotta love 'em - sweet, innocent kids.

I am sewing on heart-shaped pot holders for small gifts for friends.....

Lael said...

Sneaking in a little white on red felt cross stitch deer while at work today. others take smoking breaks, why not a stitch break? To become an ornament or pillow????

Lindsey said...

okay, here's something funny...my 6 year old daughter went to go tickle my little 2year old son and grabs his nipples and says, "nipple, nipple,nipple" then the 2 yo starts singing "i love nipples, i love nipples!" the next day my mom comes over (my dad is a pastor and we're all really a very conservative bunch), of course my son chooses to start singing the i love nipples song. um, awkward. :)

hope it makes you smile!

Ms. Knitsalot said...

Love the mini quilt. Would be perfect for the little elf I'm hoping will show up in my life right now to help me finish up all of the Christmas goodness going on in the house!

Merry Christmas!

sandyandcosmo said...

Right now I'm working on a baby quilt, classic Winnie the Pooh fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tanya said...

So sweet!
We are recovering from a major rain/wind storm in Nova Scotia. Thankfully, we have power and no damage but others around the province weren't so lucky. Trees down, roads closed and schools and businesses closed.

Cherie said...

Hmmm...what can I tell you... I'm really a knitter but secretly want to learn how to sew. I'm hoping for a sewing machine for Christmas so I can learn.

cherie.searles(at)gmail(dot)com

merlinthecat said...

I don't have any good jokes, but I will tell you my youngest who is 2 just move around hers and her sisters beds and made a huge mess during "nap time"

Kelly O. said...

my shopping?
done.
my christmas sewing?
not. so. done.
:)
I think this is a GREAT giveaway!
Merry Christmas!

godscricket said...

Right now I am trying to finish an afghan for my youngest daughter, who just moved away to El Paso. You would have to know that is 17 hours away from me, and she is the only one of four children that has ever moved away. My heart cries over it often. I am also making a cool mod podged box for her that contains 4x6 mod podged cards covered with scraps of cool fabric, magazine cut outs and inspirational messages. After, I finish several cards I will mail her the box with the cards and then I can make a new card to add to the box from time to time. It is a lovely way to send her a uplifting message or word of advise. She can also keep them forever in her little wooden box. I love your mini quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Kara said...

Great little quilt! Right now my 6 month old son is babbling away and cracking me up with all is crazy sounds. It's making my day!

Jenny said...

Great giveaway! I'm screen printing lots of gifts this year, it's my new favorite thing to do craft wise. :) I love the notions and mini quilt you're giving away!

Sarah said...

Love the quilt!!! My birthday is Dec. 17th, so winning would make the day even better!

How about a good quote that will make you think?

“But even if I find my way out of the forest, I shall be left with the inconsolable memory of the treasure I went into the forest to find and never found, and which was not there and perhaps is not anywhere? But if not anywhere, why do I feel guilty at not having found it?”

T. S. Eliot

smooze13 said...

I'm surrently making my second quilt. An I spy for my kids

Jessica said...

What a generous giveaway - thank you! I'm looking forward to being home this Thursday for my 21st birthday (on the 17th!) and Christmas - I'm still taking college finals. I also can't wait to get back to my sewing machine!

lej619 said...

this is a really cute mini quilt!! i have made a few christmas ones in years past and hang them each year or try to.
thanks for the chance to win.

Stacy said...

I love that mini quilt! Such talent to be able to make it! Right now, bu bum is sore from sitting here all morning reading blogs and my eyes are bleery (is that a word? LOL!) from staring at the screen, but I am enjoying visiting the blogs immensely! (Sorry if that was TMI!) Thanks for the chance to win!

Lolinkins said...

I am making a quilt for my nephew, all full of cars!

Cid said...

I love your notions giveaway. I always seem to be looking for that one special zipper to finish a project. Thank you.
cidtwoatcoxdotnet

Kelly said...

You should take a break from all this reading and have a cup of cocoa ;) and thanks for the chance to win.

Caren said...

I'm not very witty, so I'm just going to say thanks for the giveaway - I'm laying in bed, waiting for my baby to arrive. Literally. I'm due anytime between now and Christmas, so I have some time to browse your blog! Thanks for the inspiration - I like the idea of a mini-quilt (since even thinking of making the big ones totally overwhelms me)!

Tara said...

I'm making my niece a quilt.

baukje said...

I am finishing these days my first great bed quilt. This afternoon I sewed the borders, what ahell of a job......

Cami said...

great giveaway.. i received some really quality makeup from my hubby

Anonymous said...

What is up with the random comments? I have a lot to learn I guess. Love the mini quilt. Kim u

The Branch Family said...

I just made a set of placemats for my parents with my children's handprints on them. I think they will love them.

Anonymous said...

The funniest and also most endearing thing that happened today was when my son declared that he could finally pronounce "papa's proper name" (Dad goes by the French name Pierre, but our son found that really hard to pronounce and always came up with "prei", which is Dutch for... leek... Not exactly a name for a Strong Dad! :-) )
So I told him that papa will be very happy with this, and added that he can now reserve the word "prei" for the vegetable alone. And then he said something that loosely translates as "yes, but papa will always be my veggie no less..."
:-D

Thank you,

Sabine
sushi (at) telenet (dot) be

Ammie said...

So cute. Thanks for the chance to win the caring stocking quilt and the fun notions bundle.
I am very excited tonight because tomorrow I fly out to my in-laws' house for the holidays. Hooray! They haven't seen my boy since he was a newborn, and we, in turn, get to meet other nieces we've never met. Hooray for the holidays!

Shana said...

I am making an apron right now for one of my blog friends. I am hoping to finish it in time for Christmas too. Something funny, my son turned 3 in August. He has always been very picky about things he touches and now we call him nose picky because he can't seem to keep his fingers out of his nose lol.

dianne said...

I am busy sewing stocking stuffers and aprons. Yikes, some days I seem to get so little accomplished.
jmclean at mts dot net

Duff said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Here's a raunchy joke:

There are 4 potatoes sitting in a room. Which one is the prostitute?

It's the one wearing a sticker that reads I-DA-HO!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

For my birthday I bought myself a pair of sterling silver recycled earrings and they are the best ever... Great giveaway!!

xo Steph

Mare said...

My daughter had just got done making cupcakes for her 3 year olds birthday. She went outside for a few minutes and Jada stole one of cupcakes, went in on her bed to eat it and made a big mess.
I guess you had to be there because my story doesn't sound funny..lol
mare460 at gmail.com

Jerimi said...

How cute is that little quilt? Pretty darn cute.

I will admit that I love Chuck Norris jokes. My very favorite is:

When Chuck Norris falls into the water, he doesn't get wet. Water gets Chuck Norris.

Anonymous said...

Love your give aways!I am currently working on a Scappy quilt.
jackie m.
jcmpmorrison(at)gmail(dot)com

Patty D from NC said...

Thanks for the giveaway and happy holidays. I've got a few mini quilts to finish - feel like I committed myself to too much!

Mama Leesh said...

I dropped our lunch on the floor after I burnt myself today. Thought you might like to hear something different.

aleesha_m at yahoo dot com

p.s. it was a quiche

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I'm making a cushion for my mother in law with her wedding pic from 60 years ago on it (printed out on fabric) and embellished with lots of lace.
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

james and bess said...

love that mini-quilt! my favorite things i've made so far this month would be some pieced and quilted table runners - one to keep and three to give away. :)

bess

Loree said...

I'm sewing breadbags for homemade bread to give to neighbors :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

loreew at pacbell dot net

Angela D. said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I've been busy making some quilts for xmas gifts and tons of little zippered clutches using Noodlehead's tutorial. I have some ideas for the notions you are giving away:)

rootoo said...

That christmas mini-quilt is the coolest, so funky!
I'm sadly not making any christmas gifts this year, bought all the way and its sad! i managed totally handmade last year and loved it but just don't have the time and energy with working, a toddler and a pregnancy to deal with

Claire said...

The other day, my family and I were out having lunch at a restaurant with my 10 month old daughter. She was happily sitting in her high chair, eating pears, when the waiter came by. While he was taking our order, she reached over and put her hand in his pocket! It was hilarious.

Cute giveaway! Love the applique.

kennedycraft (at) aol (dot) com

Jackie said...

The little red eyelet tape thingy is so cute!perfect for embelishing boy clothes.

Theresa said...

Loved visiting your blog - your items are beautiful. Something funny to share - my daughter just said she was "drinky" - I guess that is the new word for "thirsty". Thanks for the chance to win!

fieryone said...

I am currently making marble bags for my kids :)

liberal sprinkles said...

Hi, that's a cute quilt! I am making some wristlets and pouches for Christmas. Next year, I hope to finally start on a quilt :) Happy holidays.

CMEH said...

This year is the first time I will be going home to new orleans for the holidays so this year my crafts are all New Orleans Saints Football themed! Turned out to be very easy and I am almost done! Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway! I woudl be so proud to have it!

K@ren said...

A comment with something interesting. Well, you get my new rant this morning lol. I received a parcel from my family in Canada and the customs guys seized the Candy Cane off my daughters present from them. Seriously?? A candy cane? Can't have those Canadian Candy Canes wreaking havoc in America now can we?! Not to mention they then ran her present over based on the tire tracks on the packaging. Thank god its just clothing in there lol. I love USPS. <3

Thanks for a great giveaway! All the best to you and yours this season and always. xox

krencamp(at)gmail(dot)com

Sara said...

I had someone send me a joke for my giveaway: Why don't seagulls fly over the bay? Because they'd be bagels! (hahahah).

Okay, silly joke, but still.

If you'd like to check out my giveaway, I'm giving away a set of fabric coasters and some Heather Ross scraps at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ananemone

Amanda said...

Not too interesting, but I'm learning to sew and I'm making cute purses and wallets for my mom and my sisters for Christmas this year. I'd better get busy because I haven't started yet!!

Bird said...

beautiful mini quilt! i love the abstract presents. this year i'm making all NEW christmas cookies! i scrapped my usuals (which is something i never do) and finally dug into my recipes for new ones- it's kind of a bold move for me, so i'm hoping everyone will like them! marie5k@yahoo.com

CraftyCripple said...

I'm making a shawl that seems to be taking for ever. It is a cursed shawl and I can't wait for it to be finished, but that may never happen. I am the Sisyphus of shawls.

Frau Traumberg said...

Oh! The stockings are so cute! I'd love to win!

StephanieS said...

What a cute mini quilt. 'The Stockings Were Hung With Care.' That is what it made me think of so that is what I will call it if I win. Thank you for the chance to win. Happy Christmas. stephspitzer at gmail dot com

Knock, Knock.
Who's there?
Frank
Frank who?
Frank you for being my friend.

Lixa said...

My Christmas gift for this year will be the birth of my second boy :) Very special holidays this year for us!

lixapopescu [at] gmail [dot] com

Shirley said...

The mini quilt is so cute!

Q: Where can you find an ocean without any water?
A: On a map!

Danielle said...

I love the little eyelet tape! Thanks for the chance to win. I have no joke so um here is something random. I am currently stitching (embroidery) a godfather themed tea cozy for my friend. They are my son's godparents and asked for this theme. I'm doing a bloody horse head on it! Its gonna be awesome. (don't worry I make it reversible so there is a company side and a funny side)

Marcia W. said...

Love the mini quilt and notions. The most cool thing that happened to me lately is ... all our oldie goldie sewing machines broke ... sewing withdrawal set in .. we traveled to the nearest large city ... and my mother bought us a new sewing machine that is loaded with features. Thanks for the giveaway.

Beth said...

Something cute the kid did? We let the 18 month old blow out the advent candles - and now he blows at candles all the time even when they are not lit - and laughs!

Brenda said...

My grandson had an ER visit last night. He enjoyed getting a Christmas gift from the staff though he couldn't remember what it was. What he really liked and brought to nursery school with him this morning was the skin stapler they had used to staple his head wound! Funny fellow, and a joy to me.
Thanks for the giveaway!

The Humming Cat said...

Love your mini wall hanging, free motion is a hard task to master but we must do it! I am working on a Chinese Coins Christmas quilt, really should chop chop rather than sit here on the computer all morning! Thanks for the give away, I am a follower.

Nanbon44 said...

This past weekend I finished putting the binding on 7 quilts I made for a nursing home that my step daughter work at. I also made 22 tote bags filled with needed items for a abused women and childrens shelter and sent 14 small bag with items to the nursing home.. I love making items for the seniors as they appreciate them. you can see the quilts on my Southern Style blog
Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
thank you
Bonnie in Florida, USA
ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com

Anna said...

1flatlakegirl@gmail.com
So not funny but just is..my fiance who is a superintendant for a commercial contracter had to stay home because of high winds today. Hes laying on the couch and saying"Im stuck, I cant get up, why, why, why!." What a baby! Told you it wasnt funny!! Hope the wind dies down!! grrr

Kate said...

Thanks for participating in SMS Giveaway Day! I am (of course) sewing Christmas gifts. I have never been an "art quilt" type of girl, but I made a mini art quilt depicting a bird for my mom, and it's the favorite gift I've made so far. akmajor(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol in E TN said...

Love your giveaway! We will be leaving Friday to go to FL to visit 3 daughters, 3 grand kids and one son-in-law. It's going to be fun!

LauraH said...

My son uses his bottom drawer as a step stool. He pulls it open and steps into it and reaches what he wants. He can't understand why the drawer won't close. My husband says my son's dresser drawer needs new rail tracks-imagine that!!!

Merry Christmas!

alli b said...

Some interesting advice:
They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.
Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

allisonbright{at}gmail{dot}com

Jessica said...

What a fun giveaway! I am working on last minute gifts and trying to figure out what to get my brother's girlfriend!

Lynda said...

Well, the cat just knocked over the Christmas tree, that was pretty funny!

Thanks for a great giveaway!

lmr3683 at hotmail dot com

Just One More Thing said...

thanks for your terrific giveaway!! Interesting Hmmmmmmmmmmm. My grandson was born with two teeth in his mouth. Is that interesting -- it was to us.

Claire said...

What a great giveaway!!

Today is my m-i-l's birthday and yesterday we celebrated my son's b-day, who just so happen to have been born on his dad's(my hubby) b-day, who is has an identical twin, and the twins were born on their dad's b-day....3 generations share the same birthday...we make sure to save room for cake, because there's a lot of it!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Patricia said...

Do you know, that it is pretty hard to write an exciting commend in a foreign language? I could tell you a German joke but you won't get it right probably.
My kids used to make faults when speaking and know I'm wrighting them down in a little booklet to share them later. They are all grown up know but still making funny mistakes I can write in this book. Sometimes we read from the booklet aloud and laugh all the time.

Suze said...

how unique that little quilt. I made a little apron for our 18 month old grand daughter to play kitchen in. I took a terry cloth Christmas towel ( snowmen on it), cut it in half, pulled a length of binding out of my binding basket ( where I throw leftover binding from quilts), added it to the top and wah lah a toddler's apron. Well, made two since I cut the towel in half.

kellyroman said...

I went to a yankee swap "handmade" last evening, great fun for crafters!!Give something your made and get some little ditty someone else made! Thank you!!

Staci said...

Very cute mini quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

AlwaysInspired said...

Such a cute little mini quilt! I've got just a bit of hand stitching on some binding to finish my last gift for the holidays, but I sadly HATE to sew on binding! LOL

.hil. said...

Adorable mini quilt! I'm making a custom wedding cake topper for my fiance : )

Thanks for the chance to win- the.ant.hil(at)gmail(dot)com

Mama Spark said...

I read the "Cookie Rules" over on Carrie Nelson's blog yesterday and if you want a chuckle go over there and read them. VERY funny!!

Katrina said...

My two year old is into Christmas carols right now. My favorite is her rendition of "Krosty the Snowman". Priceless.

Thank you for the opportunity to win!
blueberryblues5(at)gmail(dot)com

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

My friend gave me a kindle. Now that was a shocking surprise.

Billie

Ms Muffin said...

Okay, what to tell ... Firstly, I LOVE that mini-quilt! What cute applique!
SEcondly, my favourite holiday decoration are strawstars that are traditoinal here in Germany. If you want to check them out or see how they are made you can visit my blog :-)
http://muffinsnmore.blogspot.com/2010/12/strawstar-tutorial.html

Thanks for this great giveaway!
Come by my blog and enter mine if you want to! You could win some handmade
buttons ....
Love
Ms Muffin
ulli-xox [at]web[dot]de

Julia said...

Something funny the kids have done...well it's not so much funny, but I discovered it yesterday! We have foam covered poles around the tramp holding up the net and they've been chewing on it like mice. I saw my almost 4 year old chewing something and she said 'it's blackberries' and I freaked out thinking it was some random poisonous berry in the garden...but it was foam. Charming.

mellowpuff said...

I found a recipe the other day for a Caramel Christmas Fruit Cake, so am planning on making this at the weekend if I can track down some treacle. Living in a place where it is a mission to find, and fruit cake isn't traditional. So, it will be a treat for the family and friends who will be staying with us.

Marci said...

I am addicted to Christmas crafty itmes, your quilt is wonderful.

Karen P. said...

my husband came home from work one night & my 3yr. old told him he smells like an orphan!

handmadehappiness said...

I sent a vaguely rude joke to my auntie tonight.... I did think i sent it to her mobile when in-fact I sent it to her land line and my uncle heard a robotic voice saying the message to him!!!!! oh so funny !!!! my aunt was in stitches!!! thanx for hosting a fab giveaway! :)

Deborah said...

Love your wall hanging. Something about me? Wow...not sure this is what you mean, but it was odd to me. I lived in the same city for 47 years. Only lived in 2 houses my entire life up until that time. Then...then...I took a job in Germany. I left the only city I had ever known and few all the way to Germany all by myself. And I lived there for SEVEN years. SEVEN. Loved every minute of it. And never looked back. Now I'm back in the USA and I miss Germany so very, very much. I feel as though I left a large part of my heart there. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Leanna said...

Love the little quilt! This is my 6mo old son's first Christmas. Waiting for all the fun!

by Daisy said...

wanna hear something funny? i'm in bed rest for several weeks and bored from here to sunday. i've been eagerly waiting for sms giveway day because this time i would have nothing but spare time to spend visiting blogs...
and... to my dismay... i only found out it was going one today. so i'm late to participate, some giveaways are already closed and i missed out in all the fun... when i could have been busy and instead i was so bored...

hhahhhhhaaha got laugh at my own foolishness!

Jennifer P said...

I'm going to see my daughter in A Christmas Carol tomorrow night. She's playing the creepy Ghost of Christmas Future! :-)

crazyestonian said...

My daughter wrote a letter to Santa: I am good. I am waiting for you. Please bring me (and then she taped/glued 4 little pictures of things she wanted. It was so sweet with some backwards letters, some letters spread out huge and some squashed together tiny. It is the first year that she can write more than her name :)

Bec Clarke said...

Hmm interesting hey... I get scared to cut into my fabric, it's all sitting there nice and pretty and then I get scared that I will cut the wrong pattern out and it will look ugly or that I will just plain mess it up.. silly I know.

Joyce said...

My favorite gift this year is the window my friend's husband put in for me as a gift since I did not have the funds to get it fixed. It brought me true joy.

barneyn said...

Ah! i love these little rugs! :) today my baby gave me his first kiss :)

nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

schmidt1016 said...

Wow, that's a lot of pressure to perform! I'm making my adult children their Christmas ornaments. This year they are stuffed felt characters (snow people, monkey.) I still have to stick their arms and legs in and do a little finishing. Hope I make it!

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Just what I love a pile of items. Make something out of them.
It makes the creative juices flow.
I have been making totes this week for Christmas gifts. Wish I had started in June. Never again.
Look on www.cedarridgestudio.blogspot.com if yo are interested.
Mary Ann
mavs@netnitco.net

Nancy Sue said...

Ok, here is the cheesy joke of the day. Feel free to tell it to the relative that is annoying you the most...ya ready?

Why does a chicken coop only have 2 doors?

If it had 4, it would be a chicken sedan....

(insert rim shot of drum)

I warned you it was cheesy!
Thank you for participating in the giveaway, especially when time is at such a premium.
Happy Holidays!

lisawith4 said...

nice giveaway!
i've been working on a quilt for my teen son using old denim jeans.
loko6 at peak dot org

Jagels said...

I am frantically trying to make christmas presents for my family. two aprons, two oven mitts, one quilt, two stockings and a partridge in a pear tree. thanks for the giveaway

Skooks said...

Still scrambling over here to finish some stuffed monkeys for my kids. BREATHE!

Jen said...

Merry Christmas! I'm spending Christmas Eve at my mom's house. She has to work, but we are going to celebrate afterward. I called her tonight and offered to cook a turkery dinner at her house! Thanks for the giveaway!

Christy said...

Cute mini quilt! One thing I'm making this month is a knitted cupcake hat for my niece.