Friday, July 31, 2009

GIVEAWAY TIME! - Pumpkin Penny Rug Tablerunner

Ok, today is the official start of my very first blog giveaway. And it's a good one indeed!

Welcome to all! Lurkers, Ebay customers, and fellow bloggers are all appreciated here.

This giveaway is open to anyone who happens to stop in to read, but especially for all of you who are on my bloglist as followers because you have kept me entertained for the past 4 1/2 months since I've started my blog. You've taken me in, welcomed me and encouraged me with my work and I've very much appreciated that support....and your business!

I've said it before and I'll say it again; This is absolutely my favorite penny rug to make.

I've made hundreds of different penny rugs over the years, so it really is quite a compliment to the designer. (Click on the pictures to see all the detailed sewing on this tablerunner)

For me, since I design my own patterns, it's fun to take a break from being in penny rug designing mode and just make a penny rug from the instructions in front of me ...designed by someone else. This design always challenges me because of it's difficulty but then rewards me when it's finished because of it's beauty. So this is the penny rug that I will be giving away. It measures 12" x 28 1/2". All but the black wool background is my own hand-dyed or overdyed wool. The backing is a nice homespun cotton in a plaid that blends nicely with the colors of the wool. I've attached my owned signed and dated label on the back too.

It looks beautiful on a table, but my own rug is kept on the back of our old rocking chair so don't think of it just as something for a table.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTERING

Chances for this will be based on a point system.
Each point accumulated will garner 1 entry.
Drawing will be done on Wednesday, August 5th
All you have to do is leave a comment in this post to receive ONE point.
Here's how to gather additional points:
* 2 Points --all of you 50 people who are listed right now (July. 31)as "followers" on my bloglist.
* 2 Points --all of you who are Ebay customers and have purchased items from me in the past.
* 1 Point -- all of you who add me to their "followers" list. (starting today, July 31)
* 1 Point -- all of you who have me listed on their blog page as a "favorite blogs to watch list"
* 1 Point -- all of you who announce my giveaway in their blog posts.
Tally up your points and let me know your total in the comment section.
If you don't have a blog, please be sure to list your contact email address in the comments.
And to give proper credit to the designer, here is her pattern. If anyone wishes to purchase this pattern to make it yourself, just do a google search or visit your local quilt shop to order it. My local embroidery shop has one pattern available for purchase. If interested, let me know and I can purchase it for you for $8 including shipping.

In other news, I have this Traditional Penny Rug listed on Ebay .....


As well as this popular Wool Blueberry Pinkeep listed. Please take a click over to visit my Ebay listings. It's a slooooow month for wool items so your business is much appreciated!
Happy Day everyone ... and good luck!
Deadline for entering is 2pm est, Wednesday, Aug 5th.
Winner will be announced Wednesday evening

54 comments:

Laurie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I have you listed as one of my favorite sellers on eBay. I'm an eBay seller, too. You can check out my items at cat_tales_booksandprims!

Love your blog! Thanks for the chance at the free give away!

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2009 said...

Hi Cath! I guess I'm worth 3 pts! ;) I have you listed to follow on my blog and just did the "follow me" and here's my comment. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm always admiring your penny rugs. I wish I knew how to make them...but they'd never be as good as yours! Guess I'll keep to needle punching! Keep up the excellent work!

Hugs,
Sheri ~~ Prim Rose Hill

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Cath,
I'm a follower and have you listed in my favs on my blog and also my ebay favorites:)
Have a wonderful day and BTW the giveaway is beautiful!

Patti said...

I've been a follower for some time and love your eye for detail. I would like to be entered in your give-a-way. Patti

patti.eder@yahoo.com

Char said...

I am already a follower....as I love everything you make!...please enter me into this fabulous drawing!...thanks girlie!

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh hurray!!!! Please enter me in the drawing - - - and I'm a follower too!!!

I LOVE this piece.

The French Bear said...

What a gorgeous rug!!!! All of your work is beautiful!
I think I get three points, I am a follower and I have you linked to my favorites, and I will post about your giveaway today!
Thanks!!!
Margaret B

www.thefrenchbear.ca

Anonymous said...

Guess I'm only worth 1 point, since I still don't have an email adress execpt for work.
Janet at work, wants to know whos left spinning on big brother! did they narrow it down to 2 before they shut you off?
so there is one other crasy person in the world who watches that show!
We are camping this weekend at Sandy and Scott's. Talk to you on Monday.

Casserole Carol

Patti said...

Hi Cath,
I'm already a follower and have you listed on my favorite blogs. I have also attached a link to your giveaway on my blog. I love your work and would love to have a chance to win your pumpkin penny rug. (4 points)
Patti H

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Cath, I love it!!! Please, include me in your giveaway. Include 2 points as a follower, 1 point for my fav blog list, 1 point for post your giveway in my blog. Thanks,

Linda said...

Hi Cathy Your rug looks just as I thought it would turn out. Just Beautiful!! Put my name in I have been a follower since day one.

ohiofarmgirl said...

Yes I am a follower and I have you on my blog...It think that is three points? Dianntha lol

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a sweet giveaway! My points tally to 4pts.
I have left you a comment, added to follow list,, on my blog list and listed your giveaway on my blog. I have enjoyed reading your posts and will be coming back for more visits. Please stop by and visit when you get a chance.

Hugs :)

Irma

Denise said...

That is so beautiful ! Such a talent... I would like to try make something like that but it just looks so difficult... but your work is beautiful !

Tolentreasures said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! Let's see I am already a follower and have you listed on my blog roll and if I ever get done catching up on all of my blogs this morning, I will post a link to this on my next post.

How many points does that give me?

Cathy

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I'M SO EXCITED!
i get FOUR ENTRIES!
i am excited to follow you, i have listed your blog on my blog roll on my blog, i have entered:), and i have announced your giveaway on my blog!
www.polkadotbarn.blogspot.com
polkadotbarn@gmail.com

Pick me!!! I ADORE this "runner"!!

Robin said...

I followed the link Jan left on her blog advertising your giveaway.
I LOVE YOUR ART!!!!
I have a HUGE bin of wool felt that I used to collect to make little felt critters.... you have made me want to get in there and do it again--after I get some REAL thread!!!
I also have a huge bin of cotton calico fabric I collected when I quilted... everyone better watch out!!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Hello! 2 points here! I love pumpkins (non-jack-o-lantern types), and your things are fabulous. ; )
~Michele

VintageCrafter said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Please count me in! I am now a new follower so I guess my points wouod be counted as a 2.
smiles**
Carol

Lisa said...

Hi!! I have 6 points and will add you too a post but haven't yet!! I have to hurry over and see about the blueberry pinkeep!!! hehe
THANKS!
Hugs, Lisa

Michele said...

2 points for me. This rug is just beautiful!! I'm a follower, so please enter me.

Michele
mjk5265@comcast.net

appleberrycottage said...

It's 4 points for me! I'm even willing to pay shipping if I win! :) It really is a gorgeous penny rug ~ I just love it!
Laura

basketsnprims said...

What an awesome giveaway. Please enter me. I tried to become a follower but it isn't showing up on your blog. I'll check back later to see if it's there ~ I guess it's one point for me. Love it. I would love to buy a pillow with a pumpkin and a crow ~ do you make them? Thanks, Pam

eeekj35 said...

I have soooo been waiting for this one. Please enter me. I added you to my blog roll and I posted about your giveaway. I have been trying to become followers of many different blogs and I get thrown off the internet. I don't know if it is showing or not. Anyhow, I have 2 points. Thanks so much. It is simply gorgeous!! Kim The Prim Schoolmarm

adsgram said...

I believe with this post and adding you to the list of blogs that I follow, I will have 2 points! I am also going to check for your ebay listing...if I don't find it, I will be back to ask! I LOVE that runner! THanks for entering a former 'lurker' into your wonderful drawing!


Lynne
dlynne172@yahoo.com

Prim2Pink said...

Please enter me in your giveaway for this lovely pennyrug! I think I have 3 pts...new follower, added to my fave blog list & put a link on my sidebar.
Judy
prim2pink@blogspot.com

Judy said...

What beutiful goodies you make!! I'm a follower so please sign me up for your drawing! Thank-you for your generousity! I'm a follower!!!!
Many Blessings~judy
saltboxgatherings@comcast.net

Raggedy Angel said...

I love it....I follow, you are are my blog roll, and I will post it on my blog! Good Luck to me! Beth

Linda Stubbs said...

I was blog surfing and came across your giveaway. It is so beautiful!!!!!!! I love your blueberry Pinkeep. It is absolutely precious. Well I will become a follower for sure. I want to put you on my favorite list! You do excellent work. I enjoyed scrolling through your blog, I will be back. I am right in the middle of two fabric lines and have a deadline of today to finish them up. I willllll be back.
When I looked at your work I could imagine all the little stitches of love that you put in to each piece. I love to stitch.......
Blessings

Juanita said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this giveaway! My name is Juanita and I have been away from the prim scene for a couple of months. But, I am back and am so glad I found you. Thanks for this beautiful giveaway!I have added you to my favs,following you and posted your giveaway on my site.So thats 3 points for me.Looking forward to visiting you more and have a blessed day!
Juanita

kim said...

I would love to be entered so my points should be 5. I follow,my list of followers,posted on blog,and watch list.
thnaks and take care
Kim

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Hi Cath! This is my first time visiting you. I saw your give away on another blog and just had to pop over.

WOW, what a beautiful fall table runner! And I love the penny rug you have for sale on ebay!

I want to take some time to go through your blog and read it all. I'm sure it will be full of treasures and eye candy.

I am adding you to my blog list and am now follwing you too. I look forward to getting to know you.

Please enter me in your give away. And good luck to all those that enter!

Have a great week!

~Carolyn

basketsnprims said...

i'm now a follower so I get 2 instead of one. Thanks so much.
Pam

Jenny Carter said...

Love you giveaway. I am a new follower and I am putting this post on my blog. Plus I will blog about the tutorial on my other blog...remind me when I need it!

Thanks for the opportunity

Christy Lee said...

So beautiful! I would love to add this to my fall decor, especially because I have no talent at all for creating these things! Thank you for the beautiful giveaway!

Christy
sheridesthatbigredhonda@yahoo.com

Stina said...

Found you!! :o)
And I love your woolrug.. it is gorgeous.. saw it on another blog ..and I had to check it out... and Im happy I did.. another wonderful blog to follow.. so I added myself as a follower.. :o) So I will only gain one point... but I dont mind.. have lots of blogentrys to check out.. so see you later!! :o)

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Such a generous giveaway. Please add my name to the list and I'm guessing I'm a 3 pointer!
Who ever wins is gonna be one lucky gal. Your work is beautiful!
:)Ginger

Colleen said...

What a gorgeous penny rug! Count me in for two points please.

Carrie ~ said...

Your Penny Rug is so gorgeous, your wools are beautiful. Thank you for the tips on the back too, I can not wait to finish one up now using your tips. Thank you for your generosity in sharing this pumpkin treasure.

SDQuilter said...

4 points. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful penny rug! It will be a delight to some lucky person. I can't tell you why I only just now became a follower, but you have been on my blog list for quite a while. I have linked to your blog giveaway. Your work is inspiring.

Cris said...

I just found your blog on Jenny Carter's Art by Jenny. I totally love this runner. It would look perfect on my antique butcher table! I just "followed" your blog, so I guess that is 2 points toward the drawing.

Colleen said...

This is just beautiful, Cathy!! I don't know how many points I'm worth, but I love your blog and I've been following it for quite some time and have learned so much about making penny's! You are so talented:) I don't do real well in Vegas either, but I guess it doesn't hurt to throw my name in with the rest.

cyndi said...

4 pointer, Lovely penny rug, thanks for the chance to win...Have the perfect place for it...LOL..sound familiar...have a great nite...hugs Cyndi
cyndisdistinctivecreations.blogspot.com

jaegerjl said...

What a great giveaway! 2 points for me! Laurie jaegerjl@msn.com

fivef said...

Only one point for me, but I have to say your work is just beautiful, you are very talented. I read your blog all the time and just became a follower. Please count me in. Linda vze2jv7v@verizon.net

Valerie said...

hi cath, i haven't heard of penny rugs but the one in this giveaway is gorgeous. i like the idea of you using it on the chairback. Would love to win it! Have posted about this giveaway on my blog

valspassions.blogspot.com

Am now following your blog, and listed your blog on mine.

Thanks!

kim said...

I just found you and absolutely LOVE your designs!!!!! I think I am in for 3 points (?) and I have just become a follower!!! Lucky to find you!

yorkie's primitives said...

Thanks for having such a great giveaway. Please enter me in. I love that penny rug, Valerie

Leanne~*~Harvest Moon by the Lake said...

Hi Cath,
What a wonderful giveaway! I would love it if you enter my name in the drawing. I just became a follower. I love your penny rugs...you have such attention to detail. I am also a penny rug stitcher...you gotta love the art. I'm off to see your ebay offerings.
Happy Stitching,
Leanne

peggylee said...

Hello Cath- I just found your blog this morning, don't know if I made it in time for the drawing. oh I love your blog, I am going to become a follower love your pennie rugs.
peggy lee

Cindy B said...

I may be too late now, but want to add...it is gorgeous..who ever wins this treasure will be very fortunate!!

Sara said...

Oh my goodness, I hope I am not too late!!! That is truely beautiful!!! I follow you now, so I have a total of 2 points. fingers crossed!!!

Sharon/primthyme said...

Oh,I hope I'm not to late !!Please enter me in this wonderful giveaway !
Prim Hugs
&
Blessings,
Sharon

Barbara said...

Barbara said , I am pleased with the patters you have published.

My daughter is a teacher she took them to show her colleages, who are opoen to just loving them.