Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sweet Gift and Pay it Forward Contest

Last week the incomparable Lilla LeVine wrote to me after I had left a comment on her blog. It seems she must have a fondness for CQ'ers (well, who doesn't, LOL?!?) and said she had something to send me. ME?!?!? Long story short, some wonderful goodies arrived on the weekend, and they are sooooooo signature Lilla. Aren't they just darling?!? The ribbon and trim (which I can use in a current CQ project!) is hand dyed. The vintage picture, as I told Lilla, is my new "old family". It's a wonderful picture that will be great printed onto silk and embellished. And finally, a gift tag that she made. I absolutely adore it, and it has inspired me to try a tag (which had never really "rung my bells" before I saw and held hers). Thanks again, Lilla!! I was one of your biggest fans before, now I want to be President of your Fan Club!!!

So the dilemma is - how can I pay her back? After deliberating over this for a couple days, I've decided that there's probably little or nothing of my stash that would be worthy!! LOL. I cannot really ever pay her back.......... but I can Pay it Forward. And that's what I'm going to do!

I'm going to do a little giveaway for my readers. Now, the good news is that I'm a new blogger and certainly not in the ranks of the Most Notable. That means I probably have a rather limited readership, which makes your chances of winning even greater!!! :-) Winning what, you ask?? Gee, I haven't figured that out yet. Let's say...... a really nice squishie of fabric, vintage lace, a silk print or two..... and whatever other goodies I can come up with. Nothing to stop the press over, but definitely worth your time, OK??? Just leave a comment ON THIS POST and I'll draw a name on Sunday the 20th.

Oh, one more note. Because of some really weird spam comments I began getting, I've gone to moderator-approved comments. I hate to do that, but I don't know how else to filter out the garbage (as I said, I'm new at this, so any hints or ideas are welcomed!) But just leave a comment and it'll get on!

12 comments :

Karen South said...

Lucky girl! I love Lilla's work and I think it is great she sent you all those goodies. As for your spam problem you have done the only thing I know to do.

Gerry said...

Your little surprise gifts are darling. And don't think that you need to do anything spectacular to Pay It Forward. Sometimes just a note card letting someone know that they matter is all someone needs.

LouAnne said...

Lands Sakes! Looks like I'm first to comment. Surely don't need anymore "stuff", but I've learned that others' "stuff" is always unique/different from MY stuff! Happy Anniversary and loved the tour of Ogden! hugs, LA

Melissa said...

Lilla is just the sweetest! I also got a similar consolation prize and love it too!!! My sister is using some of the lace she sent on her CQ blocks too! I want to display the tag in a pretty way, still thinking of where and how!
As for the spam...the moderated approval is the best option.

Debbie said...

Love your blog, I check in every morning with my cuppa! Your gift from your friend is awesome! Lucky girl. Debbie (Maine)

Cheryl said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog Cathy. How lucky to get such wonderful things from Lilla. She is the best. Please add me to your "pay it forward" list!

marilyn said...

Hey Cathy,

I read your blog everyday! It's a nice way to keep in touch with an old friend -- I mean long-time friend! Congrats on 5 years. I can't believe it's been that long. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Marilyn

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Gayle, How great to received such goodies in the mail. I would love to be in your drawing. Hugs Judy

Cathy K said...

Dear Carol, since we correspond regularly, I KNOW you know I'm Cathy, not Gayle. LOL. So, we'll just call it a Senior Moment, hehehe, and enter you in the drawing!! ;-) Hugs, Cathy

Karrin Hurd said...

What great goodies! I would also like to be in your drawing. Thanks so much!

Margaret said...

Hi, Cathy! I like to check in often to enjoy your blog. If my day has rough edges, your gentle and kind brand of sunshine seems to soften them. A very glad-to-know-you reader!

flowergirl said...

Hi,
I love your blog and all the inspiration that it gives to someone like me who is new to the quilting world as well as the crazy quilting.
Thanks for the oppurtunity to look at your blog and get inspired to great things.