Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ready for a Giveaway??


It's time to get crackin' on this giveaway! I've had so much fun putting these giveaway prizes together, and this seems the perfect time of year to thank each of my dear readers (both of you, LOL) for your friendships and positive comments. I never knew how much I would come to love the blogging community and how many new doors it would open. So, I have put together six (6), yes SIX prize packages. I want to Rock This Blogosphere!!! Or at least call a bit of attention to Cathy's Crazy by Design, LOL. So, briefly, this is how it will work. Leave a comment on this post and you will be entered into the contest. WAIT! You must tell me WHICH prize package you want to be entered for! And make sure I have an email address to contact you - some of you don't have blogs or a published email, and I can't award a prize if I can't contact you!! If you don't specify which prize, I'll just randomly assign you to one of the prizes.

If you mention my blog and drawing - and post a picture (any one) on your blog, you get another entry - in the same or a different category. Just let me know that you've linked (I will check it out) and which prize drawing you'd like to be entered in for your second entry. (Are you still with me??) That's it - maximum two entries per person. I would love to add more followers and/or more subscribers, so if those numbers go up significantly (and I'm leaving that term rather fuzzy), I might find more stuff to add to the giveaway! :-)

Here are the Giveaways:

GIVEAWAY #1 Christmas Fabrics - 3 yds
Choose from these fabrics. You can have 1 yard of 3 different fabrics, a half yard of six different, or a quarter yard of twelve different, or any combination thereof. I'll work with the winner to put together a total of 3 yards of her selections.


Giveaway #2 - For the Collage Artist or General Crafter
In this package we have a plastic cone, a vintage decoupage book, about 8 vintage cardstock thread spools, 8 vintage Alice in Wonderland napkins, vintage plastic candleholders, a gold crest-like thingy, blue & beige floral wallpaper, and the cover of an old American Home publication called "The Book for Brides" - cute picture.


Lot #3 - Crochet Collection
The collar on top is like new (and not vintage), but you may recognize the crocheted fan and two crocheted pillow edgings from a recent thrift store find. Pristine condition and definitely drool-worthy.


Giveaway #4 - Vintage Fabric Pieces & Scraps
These are all pieces; only 2-3 are as large as a fat quarter and most are scraps. What you see is what you get. There are some here from the eighties, the bulk of them from the sixties or early seventies, and some from the forties and fifties. This is a real stroll down memory lane!


Lot #5 - Lace, Cutter Linens, Embroidery & Misc.
Hopefully I've sized this large enough for you to click on and see the detail. There are also some samplers underneath (to be stitched and some already stitched). Vintage packaged lace (not expensive stuff), some eyelash thread, an embroidered lady in a round frame, and an ethnic-appearing table topper (has stains, but lovely x-stitch embroidery). There are a few hankies in there, too.


Giveaway #6 - For the Quilter
This lot contains several pieces of cotton (some a half yard or so), the aviator panels, some floral cotton hearts ready to stitch, a sticker book, templates, newspaper articles and lots of patterns and other published items, probably dating from the seventies, eighties (and perhaps the nineties). There's some good stuff in there, and the fabrics are all clean and and mostly lovely (some aren't to my personal liking, but that might be a good thing for you, LOL!)

Blogger's been screwing with my spacing, so I hope the above isn't too mish-mashed when it's posted.

DEADLINE - Saturday, December 5 at midnight, Mountain Standard Time. I'll go through everything on Sunday the 6th and hopefully announce the winners on Sunday - or Monday the 7th at the latest. This is a crazy week for me; it's my final week to prepare my merchandise and display for the boutique I'm doing on December 5. I also hope to get some of my vintage goodies listed on Ebay, Etsy and/or Art-Fire. I'll keep you posted, and will check in at least twice a day.

Good luck! Hugs,
Cathy

86 comments :

Wendy said...

Hi Cathy, oh my, I love each of the prize packages that you have put together. But I would really love to have lot #5. You are such a generous person. I will also be posting a pic of it on my blog.

Nicki Lee said...

What a great give-away! I just popped in here to see what you were up to onlt to find that you not only found some gorgeous treasures -you're sharing them! Hard to decide which grouping I would hope to win - #3 or #5 - it's a toss up.

DebsCrafts said...

Wow, an awesome giveaway! Enter me for the Christmas fabric!

DebsCrafts said...

I blogged about it here:
http://debsblogcontests.blogspot.com/2009/11/awesome-contest-with-six-different.html

I'd also like #6.

Karol said...

Wow what a great and plentiful give away!!! I enjoy reading your blog. I would like to be entered in for #5 but really any one of them would be wonderful.

Jeannette said...

the prizes are all so great, #6 would be the one I would love to win

Cindy said...

Wow, That's a tough one but I'll go with #5.

arlette said...

Hello Cathy, you're going to kill me with this giveaway; I love ALLLLL the goodies you're giving away, please enter me, I'd adore to win!, it's hard to choose but I'll go with the number 1 option, yay for christmas!, my fave time of the year!, thank you for getting insane,lol!

Nova said...

I'd like to enter for #6 please!

Sharon said...

Hi Cathy what an awesome give a way...I would love to be added for any of them but #5 is wonderful.
I will be adding it to my blog....thanks and Happy Holidays.

Sharon

Ati. said...

Wow Cathy, sounds like Christmas eve :) When I am the lucky one I would prefer #5.

Karen South said...

Looks like you are having fun with this give-away. I'd love to have lot #5 and I'll also posted a link on my blog. Karensouth.blogspot.com

Sue Cahill said...

Wowser!! What a motherlode of prizes, you are one generous lady.

I would love to be entered for #6, right up my alley!

Thanks for the chance.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Carol said...

Hi Cathy--I would love to enter your drawing for #1. I make many cross stitched Christmas ornaments that I would love to back with some of those pretty fabrics :)

Thanks so much for the chance!

christin said...

Any of these would be well put to use here, but I especially like #4:) Thanks!
christinbanda at yahoo dot com

Aida Costa said...

Please enter me for #5. This is a terrific giveaway, thank you!

Aida
knittingdivine@hotmail.com

Juli said...

Hi Cathy!

What a fantastic and generous giveaway you are hosting!! I think I'm inspired to put one together myself!!

I linked your blog on mine! =) I am interested in the lace and crochet.

Happy CQing!

gocrazywithme said...

OOOh! Excellent giveaway! Please enter me for #3! I'll post an entry on my blog, and then I'd like to also be in the drawing for #5! Thanks, Cat!

FredaB said...

Cathy you are being very generous and all 6 are great. I would like #3 or #5. Either one would be first choice.

Will put you on my blog.

Hugs

FredaB

Carol in Clermont said...

You're so generous and what fun you're making for all of us although choosing which one isn't easy. I guess I go with #5 especially for hankies as my next project will include them and they are my latest collection project along with embroidered linens. Hugs and Happy Holidays

Michele said...

Tough choice! I really like vintage stuff though (and was lucky enough to inherit my grandmother's fairly small stash), and would like to be entered for #4.
I'm headed off to post about you on my blog!

Michele said...

I guess it would help if I pointed you to the right blog :)

http://barrels-of-monkeys.blogspot.com/2009/11/grand-giveaway.html

Carlie said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to win any of them but if i had to choose it would be #5...or #6! Thanks for the chance to win!

susiew said...

Hi Cathy,
Long time reader, first time commenter here. I would love to win #5. What a great prize for crazy quilting! Thanks for your generosity and wish me luck. Reach me at swolfe44 at verizon dot net.

Susie

Obe's said...

Great giveaway, sweet blog too!!
I like #1 or #5
Diane

Darlene said...

I love #3, Thanks for sharing with us.... Darlene

Debbie said...

You put together a fantastic bunch of giveaways, Cathy! My first choice is #6 for the quilter. Thanks for counting me in.

Debbie said...

I wrote about your giveaway on my blog post of today. It should win me my second choice of #5 Lace, embroidery, etc.

Chere said...

I am a quilter and always looking for new and interesting fabric so please enter me in any package that contains fabric!

Cathi said...

Wow, what a wonderful giveaway! I would certainly love each & every one of them, however, #3 or #5 would be right up my alley. Thanks

Marjolein said...

It is difficult to choose, but I like #6 best.

gill said...

wow - what a great giveaway!
please enter me for number 6
thanks

Sandy said...

Great giveaway...you are very generous. I would love to win #4 or #6....

free indeed said...

Lovely treasures to share with your blogging friends! Put my name in with #6 although the choice was a hard one to make...I love linens as well ;(

Terry said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would definitely like to have prize #6 please! :0)

Tudy said...

I have just found your blog but love #1 giveaway. I will now be following your blog on a regular basis. I have only been blogging since Jan. 8, 2009.

Sandy said...

I blogged about this and would like to choose #5 for this comment! Thanks again for the chance!

crazyqsis said...

great stuff I would like number six if I won thanks for entering me.

The Lone Dollier said...

Wonderful giveaways! Oh sooooo hard to choose.

Let's see....for the comment I'm going to pick, #2.

I'll leave a separate comment for when I add your button & but my pick for that one then.

Smiles~
Marilyn
mcgoo4@gmail.com
DollsEtc.blogspot.com

The Lone Dollier said...

Okay, I'm now a follower (great blog) and I headed over to my blog and posted a button that linked back to your giveaway.

So, for this entry, I would live to try for Giveaway #3.

Thanks so much for being so generous.

Smiles~
Marilyn
DollsEtc.Blogspot.com

Renee G said...

All of these look great, but I would love to be entered for prize #1.
Thank you.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Jane Jeffress said...

That fabric is delicious!!!

Megan Chamberlain said...

An amazing giveaway, you are being so generous. Please add my name to your draw. Any of the lots #'s would be lovely.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Cathy. All your gifts look fantastic. How nice of you to have soo many nice gifts to offer everyone. If I won I think #2 would be my choice. Hugs judy

tattiekite said...

love your blog. Number 2 or 5 for me please.
joofiss@googlemail.net

Deb said...

Hi Cathy
What gorgeous, generous little giveaway packages you've put together. I would love to be entered for parcel #2 - I noticed the little bird candleholders ♥

Primitive Seasons said...

WOW! I'm stunned by all this giveaway goodness. If I win, I'd like the Christmas fabric prize. I will give you a heads up on my blog too. Thanks for your generosity.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Allison said...

Wow. I just found your blog (and your giveaway) through Karen South's Blog. I'm totally new to the whole blog thing and I'm just loving all the inspiration these things give me. I have added you to my list of groups as well! Hope to be in touch.

The packages are all great, but I love, love, love the Vintage Fabric Collection and also the crochet collection. What can I say, I was born in in the wrong decade?

Allison said...

Well duh...... Here's my address...

Tatkis said...

You have a wonderful give-away! Please, count me in for the GIVEAWAY #1.

Best wishes from Russia
Tatyana

Sharon said...

How much fun. I love #5. Being a crazy quilter I could certainly use all of your delightful items. I will put you on my sidebar, not you but your giveaway! LOL Sharon

Carol Mae said...

What a great giveaway, I sure do like the lace. Blessings, Carol

dianneseavers said...

Hi Cathy,
Read about your giveaway on Dawn's blog. Please count me in. I think I will choose #2.
Dianne
dianneseavers@att.net

she dreams big! said...

#2 - no wait, #5 - no, #2! Such choices! All wonderful! Thanks for the chance! uffda_68787@yahoo.com

Bellen said...

I can only pick one? Well, it would have to be #6. Thank you for the wonderful choices - you are very generous.

Rose Anne B said...

WOW Cathy that's quite generous of you! Yes I've blogged about your giveaway, linked to your blog entry and also posted the pics of the two packages I'm interested in, #2 and #5. Thanks for the chance.

kakihara said...

hanks for the chance to win some great prizes--i would choose the Christmas fabric (1) or the vintage fabric (4) Thanks!!
kakihararocks@gmail.comm

chammer1 said...

Wow....what a really cool and generous giveaway. It was so hard deciding which one to choose but I decided I would love #6 for the Quilter. Thanks so much for the opportunity to be chosen.

Also, just a quick note on all the Gorgeous stuff you got at that estate sale. What a haul, everything was so nice. That must have been a huge sale. Well enjoy all the new loot. Thanks again.

Ann Flowers said...

Cathy your generosity abounds! So many wonderful giveaways all in one! Thank you for sharing your stitching life with us:) and everything else you do! I would love to entered in your blog giveaway please.

For my first entry please enter me into #5

I also posted it to my web site. So I would like for my second entry #6

Thank you for a great opportunity:)


Look forward to continuing to be a follower of your site:)

Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Phillipa said...

Just found your blog after reading Jo's blog (no matter where I go ....). And wow!!! you are a truly generous person. Have added you to the blogs I follow.
Would love any of the prize draws. all are lovely.

Marilyn said...

Cathy, I've been having a great time looking about your blog. My fav so far is the pansy block. I'd like to enter for lot #6

Sunela said...

Oh Cathy,

These are so awesome. I would love to be placed on the list for giveaway #1, #5 and #6. It's great to get a stash from someone.

Sunela

PomieMommie said...

I would love to win 5 or 6, but all of them are wonderful!!!!
Donna
spiritkitten@yahoo.com

Julie Ann said...

Hi Cathy!! I've just found your blog from The Feathered Nest and I'd love to be entered into the Giveaway #2! I know I am going to enjoy following you and I'm off to post a picture and link to your goodies on my blog! Thanks :)

Diane said...

The packages are all wonderful, but number 5 really caught my eye!
Diane

susan said...

oh I would love GIVEAWAY #1 Christmas Fabrics - 3 yds

or #2 both are so nice!

AngelDoll said...

Oh this is wonderful and generous of you...

I would love o be selected for:

Giveaway #6 - For the Quilter

You are wonderful!

Deedles said...

What a great giveaway.
I would love either #1 or #6
djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

Crazy In Pieces said...

ooh! #5 would be a wonderful addition to my addiction to stitching...just love your choices.

Shari said...

Great gifties! You are always so generous. I am tempted to beg for several of them but.......what the heck....I will take my chances on #5 because I spied that Ukranian piece right in the middle and the hankies are way nice too! Have a happy holiday season and may the elves treat you kindly.

CarolynPhi said...

Hi Cathy:

What a great Give-away!!!!!

Hmmmm...my first choice is #3, and my second choice is #5.

I've listed you in my favorite blogs, and have posted a picture from your blog (as well as an advertisement about your Give-Away) Go see if I did it right.VBG

CarolynLPhillips@msn.com
http://sunshinedesigns-carolynphi.blogspot.com/

Liz Schaffner said...

Cathy, what a crazy giveaway ...so many prizes!!! :-)
If I am lucky to win one I would love #1 or #6 ...a girl an never have to much quilting fabric ! LOL
Hugs,Liz

DianeH said...

Whoa - I don't know if I can type this my head is spinning!!! What a lovely giveaway Cathy. The quilter in me spotted some red and white fabric in prize #1 that's calling my name for my redwork quilt. Always great to find a new blog through a giveaway - nice to 'meet' you.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Wow! How generous! I'd love to be included and any would be lovely, but if pressed to choose, it would be number 6. Thanks for including me in your drawing!

MaMa said...

Hi! What a generous giveaway! I quilt & would love to be entered for #6. Thank you so much for the opportunity. Have a great weekend.
Lisa

Cat said...

Wow you are generous, plus what a lot of work you've put into putting these packages together!

If I'm not too late... put me in the draw for #1. The black background with white poinsetias is terrific fabric.

ALL your giveaway packages look great!

...And look at all these readers that have surfaced!!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Hi Cathy! I would love it if you would put my name in mthe draw. Very hard to choose one... so if I win you pick! lol
Hugs,
Kerry

Jeanne said...

Hi Cathy, this is my first time here; what a great blog! I will bookkmark it and stop by often. How cool is it that you are giving away prizes?! I am new member at CQI and a CQ newbie as well. If I am so lucky as to win, I would choose prize #6.
Thank you, Jeanne L.
furbymom@gmail.com

arlette said...

I blogged about your delightful giveaway http://arlette0521.blogspot.com/2009/12/crazy-by-design-s-really-crazy-go-here.html I'm still with number 1 option, I like option 6 and 4 as well, (just in case :P), lol

karmicraft said...

I would love to win the give away I would like give away 2 3 or 5. I am a new crazy quilter. I can think of uses as embellishments of any of these tgiveaways I am really enjoying reading your other post on your blog. Wining this giveaway would be almost like joining you at the estate sale where you found such great finds. Karol Beaufore

LouAnne said...

Cathy: What a generous giveaway! I love #5, but would be very happy with any of the 5 goodie packages. Of course, like everyone else, my stash does not really need much and I just wanted you to know I wish you the Merriest of Christmas wish, accompanied by cyber hugs. It's been too long since we've seen each other!

The Lone Dollier said...

I posted you button on my blog earlier this week and then decided to come back and oogle the prizes. Oh boy, #2 and #3 are so great (well, for me LOL).

Have a great weekend.
Smiles~
Marilyn

Jacque. said...

Hi Cathy...This is my first visit...definitely will not be my last...I am fascinated by your blog! I would love to win #6...what a great way to add to my beginning quilter stash. Thank you for the opportunity.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a fabulous giveaway! I love the quilting prize! Thanks for entering me in your very generous giveaway.

Allison Ann Aller said...

All "two" readers, eh?
See how many of us love you, Cathy? xoxo

karmicraft said...

I received my package with my giveaway. It had such beautiful goodies in it. Many old needlework items. many ilaces and trims I can use for my crazy quilt I am making and a suprise package of some beautiful fabrics with silk brocades and other fabrics that I can use. It was a wonderful stash builder package. I feel so lucky. Thank you Cathy.
Karol
friend3951@verizon.net