Friday, January 29, 2010

The “OH SOOOO SICK Of SNOW” SUPER GIVEAWAY!!

I know, I KNOW!  We’re all tired of snow.  Here in western PA, we woke up to more yesterday.  Today it’s really cold at only 10 degrees.

To add to the misery, my giveaway is … sorry, but it’s more SNOW!

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Yes, indeed, this giveaway is for my “SNOW” penny rug.

So many of you liked the picture that I have of this penny rug on my sidebar to the left and nagged, pestered, asked me repeatedly,  so nicely requested that I make it into a pattern, I finally did!  :)

I’ve made a few of these over the last few years to sell, in fact I know of at least 3 regular readers here that own this finished mat.

I normally make it with super thick blanket weight wool and just wasn’t sure if the plump snow effect would be the same if made with regular weight wool.  The heavier weight wool is difficult to find and can be very expensive  so a pattern that required that weight wool would be difficult to sell.

Thanks to a lot of encouragement and yes, nagging, from some of my wonderful readers, I tried the regular weight wool and LOOK!  It did turn out nicely!

So in appreciation to all of those who did request this as a pattern, and so kindly encouraged me to try it with regular wool, my thank you will be to give this one away. 

It measures 15 inches across and I’ve used all 100% wools for this, with the darker tan color, hand-dyed.

If you don’t win, I will soon be offering the pattern so that you may make it yourself.

To enter for a chance to win:

make a comment in this post with your name and the STATE that you’re from.

*If you have a blog, you MUST be a “follower”.  I’ll happily welcome any new followers so if you wish an entry, just add to the friend list.

*If you don’t have a blog but are a regular reader?  That’s a pretty good number of you and I don’t want to ignore you.  Just make a comment in the post with your name and state that you’re from and you’ll get an entry too.

*I won’t accept emailed requests for entries this time though.  It’s just too difficult to keep track of you that way.  All entries have to be comments in this post.

*This is open to all those in our United States and I have to include you wacky Canucks too.  So Canadians, welcome!

*Since you Canadians don’t live in a state here, give your name and the state that you would like to live in if you had a choice. :)

There is a reason why I’m asking for the states and that part of the contest giveaway will be announced later.

I’ll give y’all until Monday, Feb 1st, at 10pm est to enter. 

I’ll also be adding a doorprize of this pinkeep.

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This pinkeep is a design that I’ve made for quite a number of years.  I’ve made it with with so many different colors, I can’t even keep track of them all but this is the first that I’ve made it with the neutral tone on tones.  It turned out really nice, didn’t it? 

See all those little holes?  Each one is individually cut out by hand.  And gosh, I made this about a week ago and the palm of my hand is still bruised from doing it.  I’ve shown in a posting last spring how I put the holes in, so if you’re interested, go back and take a look.  Sorry, I don’t have the link for it right now, but it shouldn’t be too difficult to find.

I’ll announce later how I will award this doorprize .  It’ll be fun, I promise.

So for a chance to win either of these two:

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“Followers” click on the “comment” link, make a comment, giving your name and STATE and you’re entered!

(Are you a “Snowbird”? Tell me which state you live in right now)

Those without a blog, just be sure to click the button where you can comment “anonymous”. 

Keep watching because in the coming days I’ll give  info about how to get an additional entry chance to win!

Happy Day everyone!

77 comments:

Sandy said...

Please enter me for the "snow" giveaway. My name is Sandy and I live in Nebraska. We've had our fair share of snow this winter also.

Val said...

I don't get any snow where I live and I don't live in the States. Anyhow, I'd still like to say that your snow penny rug's lovely. So is the door gift! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm one of your followers who has the Snow Mat. So please just put my name in for the Pinkeep...let others have my spot! I'm Mary from Virginia. Our 2 ft of Christmas snow is gone except for parking lot piles! But our ground was VERY frozen this morn when I took the dog out. Brrrrr!!!!

blancomt said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I am from Tennessee and sadly we don't get any of the beautiful white stuff here. I am originally from up north and we were always snowed in, so I miss having white winters! Thank you for being so generous! Michelle

Marie said...

Bummer, I live in the UK. You will have one very lucky winner there! I am waiting patiently for the patterns I bought to arrive. I can't wait to make myself one of your lovely penny rugs!

Terry said...

What a great giveaway! Although I'm sick of the snow and cold too! It was -6F here in Ohio this morning. How long until spring?? Thanks so much! :0)

Cara said...

I'm Cara and a proud Canuck though I wouldn't mind living in DH's home state of North Carolina! And have been a follower for a while.

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

Good Morning Cath,
What a wonderful giveaway! I love all the detail you put into your penny rugs. Please enter me in your drawing. I'm Leanne and I live in Wisconsin. We don't have that much snow but the below zero temps are getting to me.
Stay warm,
Leanne:)

Linda said...

Hi Cath.....I have long admired your attention to detail in all of your
hand mades and would be so happy to win one of them.
I live in Ohio but was born and raised in W. PA.
Linda/simplycountryseasons

Country Whispers said...

I love them both. Now I have to go and find that post on getting the holes in the wool for your pinkeep.
Jessica from WV!

Anonymous said...

HI! I am so excited to have the chance to enter your "Snow" give away! I live in Colorado! LOve you blog and check it every day to see if you've added anything new! MY name is Sharon and I've bought every pattern you have on your blog! Would like you're older patterns too!

Rocking Chair Stitches said...

Hi - I love in freezing cold Rhode Island where we had some pretty unreal snow squalls yesterday. I am snoooowwwww looking for Spring.
Please enter me for the giveaway and I will post on my blog as well.
Michelle

Linda said...

I would love to win some "snow"! I'm Linda and I live in Georgia where snow is rare, except in the top tier of counties where it falls quite often. I'm from Iowa originally so I can appreciate the cries of "oh, no, not again" from so many of you this winter.

paulette said...

I'm not having much luck sending this comment...weak internet access! I will try again!!
Hi Cath,
Yes, I am a follower and as you know, LOVE your blog! This is the kind of SNOW I love and enjoy playing in! :O) Please throw my name into your give away hat. I am from BC Canada but am snowbirding in beautiful Southern California. What a wonderful, generous give away!! Thanks for the chance to win a Cath original!
Paulette

CAT TALES said...

ABSOLUTELY LOVE the PINKEEP (and the penny rug too)!!!! I'm from IOWA.

Anonymous said...

I'm from Texas and we don't get much snow! The little candle mat or pin keep would be a great reminder that snow does still exist!

Thank you for your BLOG and all your wonderful patterns.

Karen from Texas

Pat said...

I'm Pat in (southern) Delaware. While I don't like the REAL snow, I'd like to have a penny rug that says snow! Your pinkeep is very pretty!!!!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog everday and love your patterns. I'm Marie and after living in Fl for 45 years the snow we get in Oregon where we now live is a welcome treat as it doesn't last too long. I'd love to win your give away and will have to go back and see how you make the holes in the pinkeep. Thanks for a generous give away.

blessed country girl said...

I would really love to win this lovely snowy giveaway. My name is Ann, and I live in the grand ole' state of Virginia. I don't have a blog, but am a faithful reader. I love your designs!!!

blessedcountrygirl@gmail.com

Roxana said...

Please enter me for the SNOW giveaway.This is the only kind of snow i like on a Penney Rug.

Dani said...

Oh, beautiful! I love snow and, even though I live in Michigan and see plenty of the white stuff, I never get tired of it. I could do without the cold, though. Anyway- my name is Danielle Crane and I live in Lansing, Michigan. (P.S. I truly find you very inspiring and am glad I've gotten to 'know' you!)

Patti said...

I've been a regular reader and have ordered one of your patterns. I live in Wisconsin so I'm very use to "snow". I have always admired your "snow" candle mat. Please enter my name.

patti.eder@yahoo.com

West Side of Straight said...

This is JoLynn in Minnesota! I'd love to have the pinkeep and Snow Mat. They're beautiful as all of your work is. we live in northern Minnesota, 80 East of Fargo ND, so we get a lot of snow!!!! Would love to win. Thanks, jo

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh no more snow! :0) Oh yes...it is coming this evening and all through tomorrow in North Carolina. I hope the power doesn't go out because I'm not going out and want to quilt do some sewing. I've been following you for awhile now. :-) I wanted to ask rather than cutting holes with your own hands would some sort of good hold punch thing work? You know, like the ones people use for scrap booking? Wishing you a toasty weekend and keeping fingers crossed over here as temps drop in NC.

Buttonchief7 said...

Had some truly beautiful snows here in central Illinois. Winter is a favorite season also for the sculptural beauty of bare trees. Very peaceful time to sew and read. Really smitten with the pinkeep. Your work is so exact and pleasing to the eye. Peggy

kimland said...

Snow... Is not for the weak, bring it on!!! Acutally, I am not a winter person but do live in a "winter state" Iowa, you just make the most of it! It allows quality quilting time without the guilt! Awesome giveaway.

eeekj35 said...

oh my goodness!! I love your penny rugs. They are exquisite. I am a follower and a fellow Pennsylvanian!! Hating the 11 degree weather and hoping for spring. Please enter me. Thank you, Kim
the prim schoolmarm

Joyful Quilter said...

Hello, There is a reason I'm a California girl, snow is just too too cold for me. But your Snow penny rug would warm my heart.
Take care, Joy

p.s. I'm already a follower.

Kim said...

Please enter me for your giveaway. I enjoy your blog and read it often. My name is Kim and I live in New York State.

Darlene said...

HMMMM - I've been a follower for quite awhile now, I'm a regular reader and I'm not tired of snow. LOL Actually I wouldn't mind being snowbound for a week or two - I'm in the Valley of the Sun in Arizona. Need I say more. LOL

Wonderful giveaway. :-)

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Hi! My name is Robin and I'm in Florida. We actually had snow this year! Not enough to stick or anything like the northern folk but there were flurries throughout Florida. Crazy!

DianeH said...

Please enter me in your giveaway Cath. I would like to live in the State of Bliss....oh that's not a state? Okay then how about Maine.
You did call us crazy Canucks didn't you? Thanks for the great giveaway we never have enough snow here in Ontario Canada.

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi, I am from Virginia and yes we will have more snow this weekend. Please, entermy name in your giveaway. I am a follower of your blog and a frequent visitor too. Hugs, Evelyn

myhouseofprims said...

Please enter me in your wonderful snow giveaway. I live in North Carolina, and we are expecting quite a bit of snow tonight. Thanks! Tina tallenosufan@yahoo.com

mygoldenthimble said...

Please enter me! I've had all the snow I can take too. I live in Iowa Thanks,Julie

Sandy said...

Adorable mat and pin keep! Would love to own either one. Count me in please from NE Ohio where the temp is in single digits!

Anne said...

Great giveaway! I'm Anne from Oregon and guess what? It's snowing right now! Love looking at it.

Michele said...

We haven't had as much snow yet as some winters...I love, love, love your patterns and can't wait to make them all. I'm Michele from Ohio and Hopefully, you enter me in your giveaway.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I love your SNOW way better than my snow Cathy! I'm Mary and I live in snowy Minnesota. That little heart pin keep is adorable. I off to find the post about cutting the cute holes. I am a long time follower.

Anonymous said...

I love the snow mat! Enter me! I love in Tn.,right up next to VA. And as I sit here tonight I am waiting for the big snow heading this way! I know I am crazy,but I love the snow,and am getting impatient for it to get started here!!! (Sorry!)

janet pittman said...

Oh yes!!!! This is the one I have been waiting for. I absolutely love this snow mat. I am Janet from Indiana, but we are currently living (renting) in Illinois because of my husband's business. Two houses means more room for candle mats. We have a small amount of snow in both places right now. But I need a little more, the wool kind ya know.

Lois said...

Hi Cathy,
Please enter me in your drawing. Love everything you do. This is Lois...about an hour's drive from you..more or less!!! And I'm tired of the cold.

lwaldrum said...

I would LOVE to be entered for the Snow giveaway! I live in Dallas and would like a little snow, just a little - it doesn't have to be a blizzard, just enough to make a snowman that would stay around for a few days! Is that toooooo much to ask for??? LOL!

So, Lola & Olya (my 7-year-old daughter) from Texas
Yeeeeeeehaaaaaaw!!!!

Good luck to all and brightest blessings!

Janice said...

Hi Cath, Please enter me in the giveaway. I'm Janice from Illinois and I'm a fairly new follower. I love your blog. It's "snow" much fun and I have learned "sew" many useful tips on working with wool. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

The snow mat I have of yours is freom 2 winters ago. It's beautiful.
Enter me for the pinkeep.
Ginger, Wyoming

Anonymous said...

I love the neutral tone on tones and would be happy to win either the penny rug or pinkeep. I live in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania and my name is Chris.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered for a chance to win either of your beautiful giveaways. Your work is stunning. I went shopping at the local thrift store the other day for wool skirts after being inspired by your blog post on how to felt the wool. I think I did pretty well for my first try. I will now start the "Let It Snow" penny rug pattern I just purchased from you using this wool. Thanks for your inspiration. Elizabeth in Pennsylvania.

Hall family said...

Hey!I've been following you for a while from the sunny state of Washington!!!!

theolde stone house said...

Hi Cath
I always loved this mat. Please enter me and I'm from PA. Which of course you already know.
Great job. I love all your work.
Blessings,
Rhonda

Anonymous said...

HI I read your blog all the time..I would love to be entered in your give away.. My DH is the sewer in our family and every once in a while makes me a penny rug.. He loves to look at the ones you make.. SANDI In COLD OHIO.....

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm another one of your avid followers and I'm from Arkansas. I've been coveting this table mat for ages so I'm thrilled to enter this giveaway! blessings, marlene

the krafty rose said...

Please enter me in your "snow" candle mat give away. Like you we have lots of snow here in Northeast Ohio. Luv your work!!

Anonymous said...

Madeleine, Oakland Gardens, New York

Karen said...

I woke up this morning to find that we have about 3 inches of snow that fell here in Raleigh North Carolina overnight! We rarely get snow here. It's always very exciting when we do! We are supposed to get anywhere from 5 to 13"! Fun fun! I actually saw rabbit tracks in the snow on our front porch this morning. I am a follower of yours and love your work. Thank-you for having this giveaway with an opportunity to possibly win one of your wonderful penny rugs as well as a really cute pinkeep, just in time for Valentines day! :o) Karen

Barb said...

I WISH I were a snowbird, but I am not--I am from Connecticut! I am very cold this morning -3--that is not the wind chill either! That makes it about -15!

Please enter me in your drawing, I love your patterns and can use all the wool I can get, granted, larger amounts would work best in keeping warm!

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

Thanks for such a gorgeous giveaway. I live in Wisconsin (but am originally from Maine) and totally understand snow! I have been following your blog for some time now! Hang in there...spring is around the corner. ; )
~Michele

june said...

Hi, from North Dakota! please enter me in your giveaway. your blogs are fun to read, and your needlework is wonderfull. i loved the pinkeep that i purchased. have a great weekend!!!june

Lisa said...

Super great giveaway!! I like snow but we don't get it much. We are snowed in this weekend but by next weekend it will all be gone! THANKS for offering a pin keep! You know they are my FAVORITE!!
Hugs, Lisa
North Carolina

Woolly Mammoth Woolens said...

Love all your designs, so enter me for your giveaway. I live in New York State (Saratoga Springs).

Evonne said...

I left a post yesterday. Did I do it right? I don't see my little dot on your mat. :( I live in TN. at the Va. state line. Love the mat.I love all your mats. Working on the Love ewes, and got the scare crow ready to start on! Please enter me if you haven't already! Thanks, Evonne

Kathleen said...

Since you don't have CT represented I figured I'd better post!! ;) It's definitely cold here. Wish it were warmer. Love your candle mat & heart!

Kathy

Mow Jo's Quilting said...

wow I had a hard time getting here Cathy but now I hope I am not to late for the giveaway. I love the snow penny rug and I think it looks just as good as the thicker wool!!! Marla

Anonymous said...

Hi there! what a great giveaway! I'm Vicky from the state of Kansas!
We finally have our first "big" snow as of yesterday, only about
4"-5" but to us that is alot.. lol
I would like to be entered in your drawing..
thank you so much.. Vicky

Granapple said...

I was hoping that you would do a pattern and/or a give away for this penny rug. I love it. I'm also going to get the cat pattern because I'm a cat lover.
I love your designs and really look forward to reading your blog.

Mow Jo's Quilting said...

Well Cathy didn't delete the other comment so here we go again Hi I'm Marla from Ohio and I'm not real good with this computer I guess. I would love to have your snow penny rug. I hope this helps you Cathy

Kathy said...

Adorable penny rug and pin keep. Kathy from PA. I don't like the real white stuff but snow from wool would be great. :)

KKL Primitives said...

Hi - please enter me in your wonderful sick of snow giveaway! I am a follower.
My name is Denise ( aka Neenee) and I live in Pennsylvania.

~Neenee~
kklprimitives@comcast.net

Mandy said...

Hey! I'm a follower for a long time now :) I have you on my blog roll!

I live in Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada... but if I could live in the USA, I'd love to live in Colorado...

I love winter and snow and I just think that the rockies are the place to be <3!

Cathy said...

What a fun idea for a giveaway! My name is Cathy and I live in Oklahoma (which I see from your map that I'm the first one entering from here!) Normally we don't have much of any snow, but this year we have had a ton - a Christmas Eve blizzard and a big ice/snow storm a few days ago (pics on my blog) I don't like the ice, but snow is fine (I'm actually not from here, I'm a Wisconsin girl!!)
Thanks for the giveaway fun :)
Hugz,
Cathy ♥♥

Joanna said...

I live in Massachusetts. We've already had one blizzard this year, and I hope that that's it! I love snow, and in fact I love winter. It's just the shoveling I mind.
I love your giveaway, and I hope I win. Thank you.

P.S. I have a blog, and I am a follower.

Sheila said...

Hi Cath-please enter me in your giveaway. I'm in Idaho and we've had snow off and on in our area but not as much as we usually do. It has been darned cold at times
-11 a few days! Your creations are just beautiful. I have read your blog off and on and just became a follower :)
Thanks and I'm ready for spring too!
Seasons of Thy Heart blog.spot.com

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and your patterns! My name is Janice and We have had snow here in Alabama more than usual and I Love It! However, I am getting spring fever. Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks

JeanM said...

Hi,
Hailing from MAss here. We have snow and wind brrrr.
Hope your grandson is feeling better soon.
angel2cook @ aol . com

kathy said...

Please enter me for the snow penny rug giveaway. We have plenty of the real snow in Wisconsin this year, though! I'm ready for spring.

Kathy

Mary said...

Hi Cath,
I live in the great Commonwealth of PA, on the other side of Pittsburgh.
Don't hate me-- because I LOVE the snow. (I grew up on the shores of lake Erie so this weather is nothing compared to "up north".)
The kids appreciate all the school delays around here too.

You are offering lovely items, as usual.

LaurieG said...

Thank you for the chance to win your beautiful creation. I too live in a snowy state but I would say that I am sick of the cold :)" I live in the great state of Massachusetts.

Roberta English said...

I'm a follower. Thank you for this giveaway. I'm afraid I've been one of the naggers. It's good that I did nag! Put me in Ohio because that's where I currently live.
Roberta