Saturday, January 30, 2010

I'm Having a Giveaway!

Hello everyone,

I finally decided what to use for my first ever giveaway. I started this blog about mid January 2009. I believe the actual date was Jan. 10th, but that doesn't really matter. It has been a wonderful year of blogging. I will admit, though, that I was quite surprised that I figured out (with some help and prompting from Bren) how to do this. (grin) I am still learning. The next step is to figure out how to change the look of my blog. I have tried a couple of times, but always chicken out. I am afraid of losing the whole thing. LOL I still don't trust computers. I have made some wonderful friends through blogging. Some are quilters, some not. That doesn't matter either. You all are just good people. Ok, enough with the rambling already. LOL To celebrate my one  year blog anniversary I am giving away this little mini quilt that I made. I have developed a love for primitive embroidery and redwork, so I combined them. Then I just hit my scrap bins and started adding to it log cabin style. I did simple hand quilting on it. It measures about 26" by 24" wide.
 
Here is a closeup of the center. 


This shows the back. This fabric just seemed to fit with the the front. 


I found the pattern for the Welcome Rag Doll on Jennie Baer's site. If you like primitive embroidery, you will love her freebie site. I have made several of her designs.  This design is located under Everyday Patterns. 

So just leave a comment on this post. I will draw a winner next Tuesday or Wednesday, Feb. 2nd or 3rd. But wait, I also have just passed 100 posts. Hmmm, that calls for a giveaway too, doesn't it? LOL Ok I will draw a second name out for this tote bag. It is called Charming Totes Two by Whistlepig Creek Productions. I bought the pattern at JoAnn's. I just cut up a bunch of my leftover fabrics into 5 inch charms to make this. Even the handles are made from the charms. It measures about 13 1/2"w X 13 1/2" h.


There is a pocket in front. I took a picture of me pulling it out so you could see. 


I machine quilted a crosshatch on it. Here is the back.


There are 2 pockets on the inside. 


I hope you like my little giveaways. So all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Be sure I have a way of contacting you. Next Tuesday or Wednesday, I will draw 2 names out of the bowl. (That is if at least 2 people comment. LOL) The first name will get the mini quilt and the second name will get the tote bag. Good luck. Remember, I am new at this giveaway thing, so please forgive me if I didn't do something right. Thank you for visiting and please come again.


Giveaway is closed. Winners announced Wed. Feb. 3rd, 2010!



17 comments:

Trudy said...

Absolutely beautiful. I hope I win.

Leah S said...

I hope my name is drawn second, I'd love to have the tote!

You have some of the most interesting fabric combinations, and it gives me courage to branch out more in my selection. Glad you've been blogging the past year! :)

Robin said...

Please put me in the drawing.
Happy Anniversary!

Beth said...

Awww...another giveaway! Thanks for commenting on MINE! (and being a "follower"!) I'd love to win one of your goodies. If YOU win mine, please don't look at it too closely! I'm not terribly talented in the sewing category!
Have a lovely day!

Kristie said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway! I'm glad that you have this blog or I would have never met you! :) Nice to find such wonderful people in blogland! I just love both of your goodies!!!!

Hope you don't get anymore snow for a while!!!
Kristie

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, these are so cute. You did a wonderful job. Glad you are enjoying the blogging world. Feel free to enter my giveaways too if they interest you!

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Both prizes are lovely!! Please add me to the drawing!

moramargaritaster said...

Absolutely lovely.You did a great job.
Congrats in your blog anniversary.

I`d like to win the tote.

Have a lovely week.

faerieeva said...

Ohhh... a give away. You mean you are going to reward us for coming here and look at the beautiful quilting you have done? Well, I'm in!

~Bren~ said...

I LOVE your giveaway prizes!! I would hang the wallhanging in my new sewing room and I would love the tote to use as a Bible bag! Either one would thrill me so feel free to pick my name!!! LOL
SO glad you decided to blog! Looking forward to another year and another 100 posts from you!

Jenny said...

Lovely bags Winona, nice to see you blogging

Libby said...

Your stitching is wonderful! I'm going to have to try a primitive stitchery! I am so glad that I found your blog, I think that it is great!
Libby

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Congratulations on 1 year of blogging and 100 posts and what a lovely giveaway I'm a follower.Hugs Darcy

Dana said...

Congrats on the 1 yr of blogging and also on 100 posts that rocks!!!

I would love to win!!

Thanks for having a great giveaway!!

Dana

Sierra Mama said...

Ha, I'm also wanting to be the second name drawn. That tote bag would hold out library books and homeschool books perfectly!

Cathy said...

Winona,
Wow...just love you are offering your beautiful handmade things for a give a way.
I LOVE all the things you make.
Please enter me in your give a way.
I love you my friend.
Love,
Cathy

~Joann~ said...

Winona~ Please put my name in the drawing, I love the colors and the redwork in the mini quilt. You do such nice work.
Have a great week.
Blessings,Joann

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