Monday, July 12, 2010

It’s A Christmas In July *GIVEAWAY*

My daughter Rachel is doing a marketing and event planning internship over the summer at the Pittsburgh Zoo.  One of her assignments was to come up with ideas for special summertime events to be held at some of the different exhibits.

One event was for the Polar Bear exhibit and I suggested a Christmas in July theme.  *I* thought it was a good idea but she turned her nose up at it.

I STILL think it’s a good idea, but I got to thinking .. why not do it in my blog?! 

You know, it’s not too early to start thinking of gift ideas for Christmas.

Throughout this week and next week, I’ll be offering up some very special prices on my Christmas patterns AND some REALLY good sale prices on Christmas related WOOL KITS. 

A Christmas in July Giveaway is a most excellent way to start off this special Christmas in July celebration!

So here is what some lucky winners will receive in the mail …

100_4150This is my “Festive Snowmen” Candle Mat.  It measures about 14”across and is made entirely with 100% wool.

(The pattern and wool kit will be available for purchase later this week)

2nd Place winner will receive this ……

100_3157EBAY It’s a little wool shelf pillow.  It measures about 4 1/2” square.  It’s made completely with 100% wool and it’s even stuffed with little wool snippets. 

All you need to do to enter is become a “follower” on my blog and then make a comment in this  post. 

For those of you regular readers who don’t have a blog, it’s ok to comment for a chance too.   All entries MUST be made in this post only …no emailed entries so just click the “anonymous” button and leave a comment … be sure to give your name if you post as anonymous.

This is open to all international readers and bloggers too!

*ALSO, as an added bonus* …

*Attention all bloggers*

If you send new people to my blog that become followers, you will be entered into another drawing to win this….

Copy of Pictures 443 It’s my very popular Blueberry Pinkeep.

Be sure to have the new followers give your name as the referrer so that you may be given proper credit.

You’ll get one entry for each and every new follower that is referred by you. 

To make it perfectly clear …. only referrers are eligible for a chance to win the blueberry pinkeep, so if you want chances for it, get your blog friends to become followers.

The drawings will be held on Wednesday evening @ 10pm and the winner will be announced on Thursday morning.

Spread the word … It’s a Christmas in July Celebration!

Happy Day everyone!

91 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the chance to win one of your beautiful items. I don't blog myself but love reading yours. Your talent is amazing. I have purchased several of your candle mat patterns and love them all. I am wondering if you sell or will be selling the pattern for the adorable candy cane shelf pillow. I would love to make that pattern.

Elizabeth, Western PA

ohiofarmgirl said...

Wow...nice give away. I have been reading for a long time...cant believe I have not been a follower till now. Please enter me...would be great to win. Dianntha

Terry said...

Thanks for the Christmas in July giveaway! Your candle mats are all so beautiful! And I've been a follower for some time now! :0)

sandra said...

What a great giveaway! Love that my quilt store is now carrying your patterns too!

Cassie said...

Ooooh! Please enter me in your drawing. I love your designs and have been a follower for quite some time.

arlyce said...

When you say lucky winners you weren't kidding! I appreciate a chance to be entered i your giveaway.

Sandy said...

Thanks for the Christmas in July. All your patterns are so cute. I became a follower when I first started blogging. Thanks again.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It really is Christmas in July Cathie! Absolutely love the snowmen!

Tanya said...

I have been a follower for awhile now and would LOVE the chance to win one of your gorgeous candle mats!

Thanks so much!!

Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

Diane H said...

Merry Christmas in July! Throughly enjoy following your blog, Cath. Your patterns and projects are always a pleasure to see. Thanks for throwing my name in.

the woolen cellar said...

Please enter my name in the give away. I've been a follower for some time and so enjoy reading your blog. I've made up some of your patterns but think the 'strawberries' were gorgeous! Thanks so much

Martina said...

Would be so lovely to win! Thanks for the give away. I am following since a while!

Anonymous said...

Love your Christmas in July giveaways. I enjoy reading your blog even though I don't blog myself. Your patterns are wonderful

marie in oregon

Cara said...

I'd love that mat! I've been a follower for a while now!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy-what great giveaways! I love everything you do-I wish I sewed! Right now I am just learning to do embroidery stitcheries. I wish I would have paid more att. in HomeEc! I love reading your blog and I agree with your sister that you should write a book-you are very funny! Please enter me in the giveaway! I always decorate with snowmen and candycanes!
Lisa -Ellwood City

appleberrycottage said...

Cathy,
Please enter me into the giveaway! I've, also, been thinking about Christmas in July. I've even been doing some punch needle snowmen.
Laura

SUE said...

Oh I would love to be entered into your Christmas in July giveaway! Your candlemats are and inspiration! Thank you, SUE

Granapple said...

Snowmen are one of my favorites. I purchase one of your other patterns and I loved it.

Peg, Buffalo, NY

myhouseofprims said...

Thanks for having this wonderful giveaway! I read your blog regularly, however, I became a follower today. All of your work is beautiful. Tina tallosufan@yahoo.com

myhouseofprims said...

Cath, I posted an incorrect email addy. It is: tallenosufan@yahoo.com. (Just in case!)

The French Bear said...

Yeah, I love it.... nothing like your beautiful works of art for a giveaway!!! I will go and blog about this and hopefully you will have some new followers, I am already one!
Hugs,
Margaret B

quilterfaye said...

Hi ,i just found your blog sent by the French Bear.I love penny rugs. Have tried rug hooking as it is quite popular here in Nova Scotia.
You have a great blog. Oh, i have signed up for a blog but haven't started it.
fayemartyn@yahoo.ca

quilterfaye said...

I'm Following now.

Gert said...

Hello dear lady! I was sent over by French Bear and am now a new follower of your's! Love these give aways..you're amazing!!

Blessings....
xoxo Gert

Lois said...

Hi Cathy,
Never to early to start Christmas!!! Please enter me. Love both of them. Want both of them. lol
Lois L.

Regina said...

Hi Cathy,
Please enter me in your Christmas In July Giveaway. I would love to be one of the lucky winners. Now
I'm scouting for followers. Thanks for sharing all your stories and patterns.
Regina

sjmcdowell said...

Hi,

The French Bear sent me and so glad that she did!!
Your candle mats are so beautiful,
what a lovely idea for a giveaway.

Please include me in your drawing.

Thank so Much,

Susan

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Cath,

I also am following you now and have posted about your giveaway on my blog as well.

Susan
Woodstock,Georgia

Barbara said...

Hi there! I'm happy to say that I've been referred to you by "The French Bear". I've also become a follower. I love the gifties your giving away in your drawing.

Hugs XX
Barbara

LOVE TO STITCH BEE TREE DESIGNS said...

Well daughters are daughters, and I though your idea was great, polar bears Christmas in July, perfect. I just became a follower, because you have some super cute woolie things and mats.

MosaicMagpie said...

The French Bear sent me and I am glad she did. I hope we both win!
Debbie

Bari Jo said...

Yay! I love Christmas in July!! Thanks for the fun giveaways!I'd love to be entered in the giveaways. Any chance you will do any pinkeep patterns? hint hint... :oD

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I love all your work and to own one would be priceless and leave me speachless.
I do not have a blog at this time. I am a new quilter. I would love to have one of your fabulous works of art. Your penny mats are wonderful.
Have fun with your give away and Thank You for sharing your work with us.
Paula S. (PMS)

Anonymous said...

Oh, thank you, thank you for the Christmas in July giveaway. I'm not a blogger, but I sure keep up-to-date and enjoy those that do. Your blog is one of my very favorites. I love your work.
Pease enter me in the giveaway.
Paula in MO

Erna said...

Love your give away, Margaret ,French Bear send me over to you....Christmas in a warm July here in Amsterdam ...great
Erna

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I would love to win your penny mat..it is wonderful...also I came way of the french bear..Thank you for a great giveaway..i can't wait to see the other things you offer..love the blueberry pincushion..the berries look so real..)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I too make penny rugs, and I would love more wool etc..how did/where did your order from woolrich? I would love to get some more wool..:)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Cath. I'd love to have the opportunity to win one of your beautiful items. I also think the Christmas in July idea was perfect for the Polar bears exhibit, snow, cold, Christmas. It makes sense to me.

Thanks again for letting me join in the give away. I can over via The French Bear.

Hugs...Tracy :)

P.S. I have a giveaway ending tonight (Tues). I hope you can stop by and enter.

Simple Pleasure said...

What a beautiful creation...I would be pleased to be part of the drawing..and thrilled to be the winner!!! I learned about your site from Margaret at The French Bear!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Lindi said...

Good Morning!
I love your designs! The new scarecrow looks amazing! Thank you for a chance to win in your give away.

Diva Kreszl said...

I found my way here via 'The French Bear' and absolutely love your blog so of course I shall be following! please do count me in :)

paulette said...

Oh...I am SEW in!! I love to own a Cath's original!! Please throw my name into your (wool felt) hat!!
Thanks for the chance!! I am off to blog about it!!
Paulette

SANDI said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Please enter me, I would love to win. I am a follower of your blog.
sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Anonymous said...

Such fun things - I would love to be a winner! Never too soon to start thinking about Christmas.

Myrtlesgirl
from Minnesota

Anonymous said...

Such fun items - I would love to be a winner! Put me in the drawing.

Myrtlesgirl
from Minnesota

Maryjo said...

Your candlemats are outstanding..such talent you have! I would be honored to display one!

Thanks so much!
Mary Jo from Iowa

Sandi said...

I'm a follower and love your designs and your blog posts. Oh, and I love a giveaway. :-)

Pokey said...

Hi, Cath, thank you for this generous giveaway! You have beautiful patterns here.
-I've signed on as a follower.
-Posted here:
http://pokeydotquilting.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-first-class-of-esl-students.html
-and, it was Paulette who sent me over!

Anonymous said...

I love snowmen and think your mat is really great. This is the first time I've been to your blog. Paulette sent me. Please enter me. Thanks

Laura, Apex, NC

Peaceful Piecer said...

love your snowmen! I'm a follower

Michele said...

Hi Cath!
It continues to be sheer enjoyment following your blog!!
I would be so honored to win a creation of yours, if you would please enter me into your most generous giveaway. ~.~

Beth R. said...

Hi Cath,

As usual, you have come up with another adorable, must have pattern! I would love to be entered into your drawing please. Beth

Jacque said...

whoo hoo what a nice give a way... count me in please.. and Paulette from Sweet P sent me over.

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance to win such lovely prizes. I have never made or owned anything made of wool so it will be interesting.
I became a follower.

LONA said...

What wonderful pennies- thanks for the chance to win. Paulette from Sweet P Quilting and Creations sent me.

michelle said...

What a great giveaway,
I would love to be entered to win! I am a follower of your blog. I have been traveling quite a bit lately and your patterns are perfect for long car rides. I also would like to know if you have a pattern for the candycane pillow and that awesome blueberry pinkeep?

Thanks, Michelle (from Tennessee)

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Thank you so much for a chance to win one of your beautiful giveaway items! Margaret from "The French Bear" sent me over and I am following you now! Just love the work you do!
Carol Anne

Quilt Hollow said...

Sweet giveaway....your wool creations are always so wonderful and it makes me wonder if I could make mine look half as good!

Anonymous said...

Dear Cathy,
Thanks for a chance to win one of your beautiful pennyrugs. I love snowmen and would treasure one of your handmade creations in my home.

Tammy, Central Pa

Denise said...

The French Bear sent me over here.. What a wonderful giveaway...... Nice to meet you

Patti said...

Please enter me in your generous give away! I'm an official follower now, although I have been following for a while :)

Blessings, Patti

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sent from the French Bear...am a follower..Love yout blog....so glad that I stopped by...

the krafty rose said...

HO HO HO Please enter me in your give away. Luv your creative mind!!!

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io! Sono anche tua fan. Se vuoi, puoi seguirmi anche tu!
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My lucky.

Marsha said...

Nice give away. I found you through Paulette at Sweet P and Quilting Creations.

Janet's Creations said...

The French Bear sent me over to see your wonderful Christmas in July Giveaway items. She was right, they are beautiful. I just became a follower. I look forward to looking through all your patterns. Janet

Kathy said...

Winning isn't everyting when quilt blogging I've found. For me it is the people you meet along the way. Quilting has giving me a new sense of belonging so that is how I've won! Thank-you for the opportunity to keep on winning! Paulette from Sweet P Quilting mentioned your giveaway so good luck to her also!

kimland said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Who doesn't like Christmas in July? I have been a follower for sometime now.

JulieF1962 said...

I would LOVE to win! Thank you for the opportunity!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

I'd love a chance even though I only started following a week or so ago. I'm also posting about your fun giveaway ~ cause I'm positively swooning over your Blueberry Pinkeep.....

StitchinSweetSue, NYS

http://stitchinsweetsue [dot] blogspot [dot] com

Dolores said...

Oh gosh, I'm not too late. Paulette of Sweet P and Quilting sent me. I would love to win your Christmas in July giveaway.

April Mechelle said...

Stitchin Sweet Sue sent me to check out your Bluberry Pinkeep. It is great !!! I Love it.

Patti said...

I'd love to have a chance at winning your giveaway. I've been a follower and always love to look at your new designs.
Patti

Karen said...

What a fun way to celebrate Christmas in July. Your giveaway is awesome. Your work is just beautiful. I'm just beginning to work with wool and love it. I don't have my own blog but would love to be entered in your drawing. Thank You, Karen M

sandyg said...

I just recently found your blog. Love all the beautiful candle mats. I do not have a blog but enjoying reading them - learn so many neat things!

So I would like to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Missy aka Birdy said...

STITCHIN SWEET SUE sent me over to check out your blog and she was right...I LOVE IT!!!
~STITCHIN SWEET SUE really really loves the Blueberry Pinkeep!!!

Hugs
-missy-

Anonymous said...

OK This is my third try to enter the contest! I reallly love your stuff Cathy and respect and admire all the creative work you do. Yesterday the comment number was at around 50, so I have to take some time to read the other 25 additional comments.

Casserole Carol
PS You are really in trouble, I have to think of a way to get even. Hum, Remember the year you TP'd my house?

Anonymous said...

Casserole Carol referred me to your site. I am one of her co-workers. I'm the one she pushes around all day.

JH

Marjorie said...

Great stuff--please enter me in your drawing. I am a new follower and I was referred by STITCHIN SWEET SUE (there you go Sue).

Bronny said...

Hi Cath,
I'm your newest, bestest, stitching blogging buddy, and you have Stitching Sweet Sue to blame, er, thank....
I really like your snowman and would love a chance to win it...thank you so very much for your generous offer.

eeekj35 said...

I have been a follower for a long time. Love all of your patterns! I hope I win. I am moving into my new house this weekend. It would be great to have one of your wonderful items. Thanks for the chance, Kim the prim schoolmarm

Nancy Sue said...

Sweet P Quilting and Creations sent me over. I am now a follower. Thank you for the giveaway in this heat.
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

I agree with you, Christmas in July is a great idea! What a beautiful giveaway!

Please give Stitchin' Sweet Sue of http://stitchinsweetsue.blogspot.com/ an entry for the cute blueberry pin cushion.

DK Spins said...

I've just become a follower of yours. Your designs are wonderful! What a special giveaway, who doesn't love Christmas in July?

I was referred here by Stitchin Sweet Sue.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Cath, love to be in your Giveaway draw...Christmas in July....gorgeous gifts..Warm Regards Lyn

Patti said...

oh I hope that I'm not too late to join in the giveaway. They are just gorgeous!! thanks!

Beth N. said...

What a great giveaway! Christmas in July is so much fun. I read about your giveaway on Stitchin Sweet Sues blog. You are all so very talented. Thank You, Beth N. (Stormybrew57@aol.com)

Lisa said...

Love it all! But the blueberries are the best! ;)
You are a super sweetie to offer!
Hope you are doing great! I have been off line for a while and miss all you girls!
Hugs, Lisa

Carol said...

What beautiful work you do! I just discovered your blog through "Stitchin' Sweet Sue's" blog and would love to be entered into your drawing. Thanks for the chance :)

Marydon said...

What a lovely giveaway. Please put me in the pot.I follow.

Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN~ Marydon

Shirley said...

Margaret B of the French Bear sent me to check out your blog. I became a follower today. I really like your patterns. You gave me an idea for my daughter's birthday with your candle mat pattern. Have a great day and if not to late I would like to enter your drawing. I like the idea that you gave your daughter. My youngest grandson is going to the zoo this weekend. His farm is made up of zoo animals instead of the traditional farm animals. Have a wonderful day.