Monday, March 29, 2010

Let’s Prepare For a GIVEAWAY!

Last year, on March 17th, I blogged for the very first time.

In honor of my one year blogaversary, I will celebrate with an extra special wool candle mat giveaway.

However, I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had the time to MAKE the giveaway candle mat yet, so I think I’ll show you the process of making it and then once it’s finished, I’ll give it away!

How’s that sound? Good. I knew you’d like that idea.

So let’s get started first with a little trivia question contest….


Here is a stack of some freshly hand-dyed wools. Green, purple and golden yellow.

I will use these three colors in the candle mat that I will be making for the giveaway.

This will be the 6th year that I’ve used the golden yellow and purple colors to make a certain something. I’m fairly well known for making this and it’s always around this time of year that I start. Anyone who looks around my blog should easily be able figure out what it is that I will be making.

TRIVIA QUESTION: What specifically will I be making with these three colors??

The first 5 people who answer this correctly will get one extra entry in the Giveaway!

You must comment in this post to win the extra entry. I can’t accept emailed answers. If you don’t have a blog, you can still comment as “anonymous” just be sure to mention your name.

I hope to have the giveaway the week after Easter sometime, so be sure to keep watch for the official Giveaway announcement.

I’ll be asking more trivia questions throughout the making of this candle mat so you all will have more chances to collect extra entries.

Ok, Car Shopping is halted until after Easter. I’m having all the relatives/family over at our house on Sunday so I MUST get Spring cleaning done to get ready.

Hubby did come with me for a little car shopping on Saturday, but we went over the instructions first so that we would not be snagged up in the salesmen’s clutches.

I’m glad this time that he did go with me because hubby knew the salesman at the Ford dealer that we stopped at.

This salesman is a college football buddy. Perfect! College football buddies have a very special bond. I’m pretty sure we will get a terrific deal on the Fusion if I decide that is the car that I want. They even have the car that matches up with my needs, plus a few extra things like a remote start and some sensors on the back bumper that will BEEP BEEP to let me know that I will be backing into something if I don’t stop in a millisecond.

I know how I am … I’ll be backing up the vehicle, hear the beep beeping and wonder, “what the heck is that beeping sound?” and still back into whatever it is that is in my way.

Mind you, I’ve never backed into anything … except my son-in-law’s car or my husbands brand spanking new Harley motorcycle .

OK …. ONLY TWO TIMES in 37 years of driving have I ever backed into anything and I didn’t even cause much damage but do you think “some” people will ever let me forget it? :)

Hmm .. thinking about this, all of my mishaps in my car have been on my own driveway.

I do admit that running down a brand new Harley was pretty horrific. The bike was sitting pretty on the drive, hubby was standing on the porch watching me slowly back out of the garage and right into his bike, knocking it over onto the cement drive. The results were only one small scratch on the motorcycle but one large scar is embedded in my husband’s brain because he sees it happen in slow motion anytime he thinks about it. Hahaha … actually hubby was screaming “STOP” just like the beep beeping of the sensors on the Fusion to warn me, but did I stop? Nope.

I think that perhaps the bumper sensors might be an option that is wasted money.

Gosh, I neeeeed to get away from this computer. I was only going to type about the giveaway and my fingers just kept going on and on and on.

Happy Day everyone!


paulette said...

My guess is the pansies...I haven't looked at your old blog in a loooonnnggg time but I will go with that!!

Rocking Chair Stitches said...

Oh absolutely the pansies....

paulette said...

Hi Cath!
In my haste to be one of the first 5 I just wanted to say Thank YOU for the give away and look forward to the questions!! Makes the GA so exciting!! And I always love your tutorials!! I'm loving your car stories!

Darlene said...

Awesome giveaway and I feel sure you're making pansies. :-) They were my MIL's favorite flower so I'd love to have something to honor her. :-)

Linda said...

This is an eay one... Pansies..

Diane H said...

I say the beautiful pansies too.
Thanks Cath. Looking forward to the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Oh! Pansies for sure!!! --Mary

Simone de Klerk said...

What a fun giveaway! Well, the colores surely remind me of Easter. So, I think you will be making Easter eggs with the cutest chickens inside (O:

Cara said...

Pansies...though I think I'm too late to be one of 5.

Anonymous said...

That's easy...your beautiful Pansies!


Tanya said...

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway! Anything you make will surely be wonderful!

Thanks a bunch!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Those hand dyed wools are beautiful Cathy and will make something very beautiful!! Congratulations on this milestone and thanks for all of your inspiration1

lindeelou said...

PLEASE enter me too....lindeelou

Granapple said...

Definitely pansies, bu I guess I'm too late to win the extra chance.
Good luck the the new car search. I feel your pain.

Joyful Quilter said...

Love your pansies! Thanks for having such a great giveaway!

Michele said...

Oh boy.....the "pansy" candlemat in the exciting!!
Cath...don't skip on the remote starter for your next car. It's absolutely heaven to have the car warmed up/cooled off before getting into it!
And speaking of the new car experience...have you ever considered stand-up comedy? ~.~

eeekj35 said...

Please enter me in your wodnerful giveaway!! I don't think there are any purple sheep or green chicks, so I am going with the pansies. I love pansies!! That is my mom's favorite flower. Thanks, Kim
the prim schoolmarm

Patti said...

I would have to say pansies.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Pansies for sure!

Anonymous said...

WI would love to be entered in your giveaway. My guess is also the pansies.


Lois said...

Hi Cathy,
Please enter me...whatever it is??? You could be on an early start of scarecrows or snowmen hats???? But everyone thinks it's pansies!!! hahaha Love the car stories!!!

Lois L.

appleberrycottage said...

It's pansies, but I'm a little late to be in the top 5. I'm laughing at your car shopping experiences. I remember shopping for our van 6 years ago. I went without the hubby, BUT with the 4 kids. I could get them in and out and test out the seating, but no one would want to deal money with me, three 8 yr olds and a 3 yr old!

Lisa said...

Oh Car shopping! Good luck! I think you are making a pansy mat! Those are just the right colors!! I will love it I know! I am RUNNING to my room to grab out all my pansy pin keeps now!! You are brave to do them again!
Hugs, Lisa
PS hope I win I don't have a candle mat!!!

Anonymous said...

Pansy, pansy, pansy....I just know it. You make the prettiest pansies I have seen.

Kirsten :-)

Paula and Mel said...

I am sure it is the pansies, unless you have become a hugh Saints fan! ;P
Love your work.

The French Bear said...

I am so in love with your pansies, I would have to guess that you are going to make them!!!!
Love your work!!!
Margaret B

Marie said...

I was going to say your pansies too. My absolute favourite. Pansies are also my favourite flower, next to Sweet Peas. Plese enter me in the draw! Excellent! xxoo

kyliegramma said...

add me to your give away. Your work is great! Thanks for teaching us your tricks, Kyliegramma