Sunday, November 15, 2009

How To Spell GIVEAWAY !


There's a plethora of blog owner giveaways. New ones are popping up everyday. I've entered quite a few myself and being a loser most of the time, I surprised myself and actually won a giveaway one time too!

I wonder if there are blogs out there that just blog announcements for the newest blog giveaways, which send readers scurrying over to the giveaway blog to enter.
I want to be on that annoucement list because ......

I'm having a GIVEAWAY!

Yes, indeed, you wonderful bloggers and blog readers deserve something free from me. Afterall, you've been reading my crap
literary works from a genius blog posts for months since the last giveaway. Y'all certainly deserve a chance at something that I've made.

So the giveway is this wool candle mat ... a version of my newest pattern "Stockings of Joy" that I just started selling. No, I'm not giving the pattern away, I'm giving the real handmade candle mat that is MADE from the pattern!

It's all handstitched and 100% wool. Even the backing is wool. It measures about 12 1/2" across. It looks really nice with a dark red candle in the center

If you're turning your nose up at the candle mat picture, stop it! It actually looks much better than that picture. Everyone should know by now that my camera has a hatred for greens. It never gives me the real green color, so please, look at the picture again and imagine a darker shade of green stocking instead of the neon glowing green that you see. There! Now you want to win this, don't you?

Yeah, I thought so. :)

Ok, so all you have to do to enter is COMMENT IN THIS POST.

All you have to do is comment to get one entry to win this. I'd love it if you announced the giveaway in your own blog but you don't have to.

I know there are dozens of readers who don't have blogs ... that's ok. You can enter for a chance too, if you wish. Just comment in this post as ANONYMOUS and give me some way to contact you .. either give your email address or some other indentifying info... like your full name . Or comment with your first name and then email me with your contact info.

The giveway will end on Wednesday, November 18th at 10pm est. My hubby will draw the winning name and I'll announce the winner on Thursday morning.

Good luck!

Happy Day everyone!

127 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMGosh I'd be soooo thrilled to win this! Your patterns are awesome, and this stocking candle mat is my absolute favorite. I just ordered the pattern (as well as the snowman one), but would love to win one stitched by you!!! Thank you for allowing blog readers to enter this fabulous giveaway! Barbara...bjl@comcast.net

paulette said...

Oh NO!!! The kiss of death! I'm number one! Number 1 is NEVER picked...oh well it's a dirty job but someone got to do it! :o)
Thanks for this awesome give away!! I love penny rugs and have been admiring yours for a long time. You do gorgeous work and I have learned a lot from your tutorials! Thanks Cath!
Paulette

Michele P. said...

oh this is adorable! I would love to win it, the holiday theme is very nice! I didn't post it on my blog, but did post it on twitter for you http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/5737688853 hoping you get some more visitors to enter! Have a great Sunday!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Barb said...

Oh I absolutely love your creations--your work is inspiring and gorgeous! I love your blog and have read all of your tutorials. I am ready to start collecting wool, feel like I know nothing about it, and would probably send my husband into cardiac arrest to think I could start another passion like my quilting! Please enter me into the giveaway, I would love to win this beautiful wool mat and would cherish it because it was made by you! Thanks so much!

Terry said...

I would just love to win your beautiful candle mat! Your work is amazing! Thanks so much for the giveaway! :0)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh wow Cathy - that penny mat is adorable and I have been eying the pattern and searching wool sources and now to think I have a chance to win one made by YOU!!! Thanks for having a give away.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Your new mat is wonderful, I love all the stitching details. I would love to win! Thanks for sharing with a giveaway!! I will add your giveaway to my sidebar.

Kim said...

I always find delightful and inspiring goodies here. If I win this giveaway this will be my very first wool candle mat! I have collected wool, browsed designs, oohed and awed over all, made a couple of gifts for friends, but have yet to make a mat for myself. Love your talent and ability to complete many beautiful woolie treasures!

Audrey said...

Pleae add me to your giveaway list. I would be so over joyed to have this wonderful candle mat.
Thank you so much!

Carlie said...

I would never turn up my nose at one of your penny rugs...I think they are great and I would love to win one. I will post a pic of it on ,y blog too!

Leslie said...

I have been eyeballing your candle mat for a few weeks now. It's adorable! I love all of the detail you put into your penny rugs! They're so cute.

BTW~There are blogs that just announce giveaways. I knew of a few but I think they gave up....Just you wait, you'll have lots of people running in here to check out your blog when word gets around!

Leslie

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

I love this penny rug!!! and all of your other ones too!! You are so talented and have such detail in each of your penny rugs. Please enter me in your wonderful drawing....I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Happy stitching,
Leanne

PrimWyoGirl said...

I would love a chance at your wonderful candle mat! I have been following for a while. Love to see your new creations! I was great to see the tutorial too. Hope to find time to give it a try. Thanks for the chance!
Jayne

www.westsideofstraight.blogspot.com said...

This is one good give away! Love this penny rug and hope my name is drawn. Love all your rugs. thanks for giving a completed one away.

WoolenSails said...

If you don't get a million entries for this one, I would be surprised. I love this penny and all the touches you put into it.

Debbie

Kathleen said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway, you make such beautiful candle mats. I enjoy reading your blog. It's interesting hearing how you come up with your ideas. Thanks for the chance to win
KathyC

Quilt Hollow said...

Paulette sent me over...gosh, I'd have guilt to win and take this away from her. But it is gorgeous and worth the guilt! I'll go post on my blog for you!

CinnamonLaine said...

OMG - I think it's so cute! Count me in for a chance-thank you!

subwife98 said...

Love this candle mat!! I've been peeking in over here at your patterns, but have no faith in my hand embroidery skills. Excited that you are giving us the chance to win this one. Thank you!!
Christine

eeekj35 said...

I have loved this mat since you first posted it a while back. It is really cute and I don't have a winter mat. Thanks for the chance, Kim the prim schoolmarm

Lisa said...

Hi, I just found you from Paulette's blog. This is timely as I am getting ready to start a beginner's project with wool. I've never worked with it before. Your pennies are beautiful.

Your new follower from New England :-)

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway and it is already made! With Christmas here before you know it, I can't add one more must-do. Please enter me in you drawing and I will keep my fingers crossed. dkubicki@cascadeaccess.com

quiltmom said...

Cath,
What a lovely penny project- It is not something that I have ever tried but I do admire other people's work. What a very nice giveaway to host.
There is a place that does have blog giveaways - actually a couple of them. I will try and put on the links for you.

http://sewcalgalcontestinfo.blogspot.com/

http://www.quiltqua.com/

You are going to make someone very happy when you draw their name for your giveaway gift.
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

What Comes Next? said...

what a gorgeous penny rug! I can see it on my table now. (and thanks to Paulette/Sweet P for sending me this way!)

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway and I would dearly love to win your gorgeous candle mat. Thanks for counting me in :)
Linda
urmommy33 at hotmail dot com

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

That is so adorable! How generous of you.

Patti said...

I'd love to win a candle mat that you've made. I already have your snowman candle mat pattern and I look forward to making it. I will send you my personal email address privately. Thanks again for doing this.

appleberrycottage said...

I would love a chance to win the penny rug!
Laura

DianeH said...

Poor Paulette from above sent me over. Your patterns are amazing!
Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway, I'm off to go back through your blog.

josephine said...

Love your patterns, I purchased your snowman design and can't wait to start. Thanks for offering these.

Josie

lwaldrum said...

Absolutely FABULOUS, GLORIOUS and JOYOUS!!! If I had a blog, I'd definitely announce it. :)

Good luck to everyone...

Blessings,
Lola in Texas - GO COWBOYS!!!

Anonymous said...

That is a gorgeous penny rug!! I would absolutely 100% love a chance to win it!! Your work is fabulous...keep stitchin'!

Kelly

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Cath:
What a pretty, holiday penny rug. I love your work and your talent. Fingers crossed!

I'm celebrating my 200th post with a giveaway and launching the gifts tomorrow. Hope you'll stop by!
xoxo
Donna

Woolly Mammoth Woolens said...

Sign me up for the contest! How lucky would I be to win such a beautiful creation!! Thanks for the opportunity.

Mary said...

oh, i would love to be entered for this giveaway. I love your candle mats. this one is adorable.

thanks

Mary

lizbeth2564@aol.com

marsha said...

What a beautiful mat!!! I love the design, and the colors are so pretty, too! thanks for letting me enter.....

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Beautiful mat! awesome design. Please, enter my name in your giveaway!

Colleen said...

CUUUTTTEEEE!!! This little mat is adorable and absoultely beautifully done :o) Would love a chance to win!

Rosemary said...

Cathy
I think I should be the winner because I too love your patterns and your work. To prove it visit my E-bay site RDL19 ...selling your Let It Snow candle mat (made by me)but giving full credit to you and also directing to your blog.
Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!

Rosemary said...

Cathy
It's actually RDL19x2. Just sooo excited. Sorry

Lisa said...

I love your candle mat. Thanks for the give away.
Lisa

StitchinByTheLake said...

I definitely want to be entered and I'll post about it today! blessings, marlene

Sharon said...

Hi,

Congratulations on your 100th post!I just found your blog through the Pickled Pepper Patch and look forward to checking it out some more. What a beautiful candle mat. Thank you for entering me in your generous giveaway.

~Sharon

Julia said...

I would just love to win your beautiful Penny Mat...I love it. I have never seen them here Down Under!...
Julia ♥

Brenda said...

I can't believe your parting with this little treasure but if it needs a new home I have a warm one for it in Nashua, NH! I promise to take good care of it and treasure it forever! B=)

Lisa said...

Oh I need this one because Thursday is my birthday! It would be a great surprise!! hehehe I love it it is your cutest one so far and they are all great!!
Hugs, Lisa

Karen said...

Such a cute mat with the little stockings.

Dolores said...

What a beautiful penny rug. I love that pattern. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for the chance to win.

raymondhomesteadprimitives said...

I love this mat with the gingerbread men on it. I collect gingerbread men so it would be awesome to win!! I love all the items you make, you are so talented!

theolde stone house said...

Hi Cathy
I saw the penny rugs and the patterns at The Covered Bridge. They are so much better in person the camera doesn't do them justice. They are awesome. Please enter me in your drawing.

Mary said...

I'd be honored to have this candle mat.Love all those itty bitty stitches.

kim said...

Would loooove to win your candlemat! Please count me in!
take care
Kim

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy,
Please enter me in the drawing for the adorable mat.
Kirsten :-)

onlymehere said...

No one would ever turn there nose up at this! Love it. So much detail too.

elaine said...

I admire your talent-such a lovely mat!

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

In Primitive Thymes said...

I would love to win this candle mat. I have entered so many giveaways and have never won. Maybe this will be my first. :)

Linda said...

Great Blog. Love to win the candle mat - verrrry nice

Wendy K said...

Very cute candle mat...love the gingerbread men! Love your blog!
Wendy x

QuiltSue said...

This is beautiful, I would LOVE m to win - if a UK entry is permitted?

Patti said...

Your patterns and tutorials are wonderful! I'd love to have a chance at winning this candle mat. I am posting this giveaway on my blog also.

Country Whispers said...

This is beautiful. Please enter me, I would love to have this.

Copper Patch said...

Wow, what a great giveaway. I think the candle mat would look lovely on my dining table :)
I've only recently discovered your blog and your work is great.
Well done!
Abbe

american girl primitives said...

I just found your blog, I love gingerbread. Very nice!

Carey

Jacque said...

Your sense of humor in writing rivals your talent in creating...

Pls enter me into your drawing ...

jleibfried@aol.com

Theresa N. said...

Sign me up please, it so cute and would make my candles look so good.
ThaNKS,
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Christine said...

To good to be missed! I would love to win one of your very own handmade penny candle mats and this one's adorable! So please enter my name,
Cath, I'd be honored to win!
Best wishes
Christine

rlbates said...

Absolutely, beautiful! Would be honored to win. Thank you.

Cathy said...

It is beautiful. I would love to win and display this in my home.

Thanks!

Abby said...

I LOVE your patterns. Your work is beautiful and I would love to win the ACTUAL mat. Thanks.

Mammy said...

Oooooooh! I wanna win! Pick me! Pick me!

Carrie P. said...

I am here via Quilt Hollow. I hope you will let me play along. I love wool and applique. Such a cute design.

Karen said...

Oh Wow!! This is soo cute!!! I absolutely love this little candle mat! It is so sweet! This is the first time I've visited your blog, but I sure would appreciate being entered into your give-away! Thank-you for having such a wonderful give away opportunity!

Delores said...

This is Beautiful! I've never owned a penny rug and would love to! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy,
Oh, pick me, pick me. I don't have anything like that. Love your work and I told you I love stockings and candy canes. Love your work. Congrats on 100th post!!!
Lois lois_ling@hotmail.com

EJ180 said...

How crazy you are to give this away! I'd love to give it a new home.

Lynn said...

A giveaway and a wool giveaway at that! Count me in!

Prim2Pink said...

Oh my goodness! I almost missed the chance to win one of your marvelous mats!!!Please stick my name in for your giveaway!
Judy

Hall family said...

Sign me up! Stick my name in the hat!I love, love, love your blog and sweet creations! Just be sure to pick me!!!!

Marie said...

What a beautiful giveaway! I have just found your blog, so I probably don't deserve it, but please stick my name in the hat anyways. I love your penny rug designs. I have long been a big fan of penny rugs. I am still searching for a place to get the supplies to make my own over here in the UK. I live in hope!

Betsabè said...

Woooooooow,fab candy!!!!
Thanks for this chance,
I love your blog.
I'm a follower.
hugs

T & E said...

Your penny rugs are so beautiful and it's nice to see so many entries in your giveaway!!

JoDee said...

I am so happy I found you! This is my first visit to your blog, and I am so impressed with your work. Your penny rugs are so adorable. If only I could sew! Your patterns just might be the incentive I need to learn! In the meantime, I'd be so happy to win your give-away. I'll be signing up as a follower...keep blogging!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your draw. I would love to win the finished stocking mat. It's so much fun!
Wendy
payd6@yahoo.ca

Coloradolady said...

please enter me, this is simply adorable...and love your new snowman one! so cute!

Darlene said...

What a delightful candle mat - YUM! Your designs are wonderful and I'm quite smitten. I'm keeping my fingers crossed to win because I'm allergic to wool and can't work with it. Huge Sigh! So, pick me, pick me, pick me! :-)

Anonymous said...

Your candle mat is so beautiful, please enter me into your draw. Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorials, I have really found them useful.
Bonnie
pbvansteelandt@sasktel.net

CC said...

I never knew quite what a penny rug way till I found your blog. They and your candle mats are gorgeous. I would so love to have this little sweetie that you yourself made. Happy crafting and happy sewing..

Kathleen said...

I'd love to be included in your giveaway. It's a beautiful candle mat.

Heidi said...

WOW, I would love to win, I am have been following your blog for several months and look forward to reading. I am a confirmed Wool hoarder, all the ladies at the local GW's know me

craftykaren said...

I ordered your snowmen candle mat pattern, and I've started making it and am enjoying every stitch. But I sure would love to have one that you made. Your work is impeccable. Thanks.

SDQuilter said...

I love your designs and can't wait for more patterns. I bought your snowmen right away and am looking forward to more. Thank you for giving us all the opportunity to win! Very generous of you.

tmc480 said...

This is adorable! I'd love to win it
tmc480(at)yahoo(dot)com

rockgranny said...

I would just love to win your beautiful candle mat! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

judycinnc said...

You are such a giving person and your work is absolutely gorgeous. What a lovely gift this candle mat would be "for me". Thank you so much for the opportunity.

zachsgran said...

Thanks for the giveaway~
zachsgran1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Maria said...

That has to be about the cutest thing I've ever seen (next to the snowman). It would love to live at my house.

Diane said...

Oh the candle mat is lovely! I just posted about my own little wool project on my blod, a UFO sadly. :) It would be wonderful to win something that is already made! Love your designs, just found your blog today...

Doodlebug Gail said...

What gorgeous patterns .... the candle mat is beautiful and would look perfect on my dark wood table in my living room Please add me to your giveway list.

MJinMichigan said...

I'd love to win the mat. Since Christmas is my birthday I like to do lots of decorating and it would fit right in with my other decorations.

Rebecca P said...

Oh that is the cutest penny rug. I would love to be in your drawing to win that. I have never worked with wool before, so will have to try out one of your patterns.
Thank you for your giveaway.

Pat said...

Oh, my...did I make it on time to be in the drawing???? I think I just made it by the skin of my teeth!!! LOL I just saw this talked about on the Quilt Hollow blog. I love working with wool and love penny rugs. I am going to bookmark your blog as it looks like a great one!!!

Evonne said...

I love penny rugs! I am so glad I found your blog! When I first learned of penny rugs,it seemed as if no one else locally knew what they were!! Finally people don't look at me as if I am crazy anymore!
Your designs are beautiful!

Cara said...

I have just fallen in love with penny mat after making my first one! So when I saw the announcement on Quilt Hallow I had to come over. Will be following your blog! It's beautiful.

Mandy said...

Wowie! I just found your blog and I love it! I would be honoured to have that candle mat in my home :)

~Marica~ said...

Please count me in I just love Penny rugs and this one is so cute :)

miniaturequilter said...

It is gorgeous and such tiny little details, would love to win your candle mat!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow, you have so many of the cutest projects!!! I love them all. Thanks for having such an incredible giveaway. Please enter me :-)

Rita said...

This is one of the cutest patterns! You've done a great job!

Mary Burn said...

I love the penny rug -- please include me in your sweet giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I love your patterns and this one is so cute! Please include me in your giveaway. I don't have a blog but you can reach me at willets@greatplainsfs.com. Thanks! Bonnie

cozy quilter said...

The candle mat is great. I love the snowman one too. I have a collection of wool but have not made anything out of it yet. It is on my list of "things to do...". Thanks for the give-away.

Gail

Carol in Canada said...

Love your candle mat. And the snowman one is really cute. The colours really do add to it. Have never won a giveaway, but thought I'd try anyway.
I don't have a blog, but enjoy reading many of them. They are very inspriring at 2 a.m. when I can't sleep!! Carol

Jodi Tebb said...

I just found your blog for the first time today. Not sure how I missed it, but I'm glad I found it. I sure do love your candle mat. I am from Canada, do I still get to enter? If so, please enter me in the draw. My email is joditebb@efirehose.net.
Thanks :)

Jacque said...
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Jacque said...

Your candle mat is GREAT! I dont have a blog but LOVE to follow many of them. Thanks for the give-away.
Jacque'

Becky said...

What cute wool projects. I'd love to welcome one to my house. I've just discovered your blog, but I'll be back to look at your designs. Thank you!

Silverthimble said...

I just discovered your site! I love your designs! Please include me in your draw!

Carol in E TN said...

I too just found your site and love your designs and the snow face candle mat.
Please enter me in your giveaway!

Pat said...

I found out about your blog from the Quilt Hollow blog. I think that your candle mat is darling. I would be thrilled to have it.

Pat in Texas
http://quiltsandotherhobbies.blogspot.com

Carol said...

No way am I turning up my nose. I can tell by the photo this candle mat is as cute as can be. It would be awesome to win.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway! Thanks, Tina tallenosufan@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway!! I'd love to win this!
rjs682(at)yahoo(dot)com

Deb said...

I'd love to win if I'm not too late! :)

arlette said...

oh geez, please enter meeeeeeeeeeee i love the pattern!

KatesBlog said...

I love the wool projects - and especially the snow man mat - I think wool applique would be a great new venture!

Janet said...

I might be too late to enter. If I am, never mind because I have to say your designs are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful Christmas gift this would be. Love your designs. dawnforest@hotmail.com