Monday, April 12, 2010

200th Post Giveaway - Finally!!

Lately I've been so overwhelmed with Things to Do, that last night I finally made myself a daily task list for this week.  As a reformed list-maker (who swore to herself she'd never let life get that complicated again), it was not in the plan to start THAT up again.  But, being desperate to get control of those Things, I forged ahead.  And you know what?  This post is the final Thing on my list for Monday.  Ta-da! 


So, it's time to announce my 200th Post Giveaway.  Finally.  Drum roll please......  ok, forget the d*** drums, let's just get to it.


There are three prizes, and there will be three winners who will be chosen by Specific Husband Picker (as opposed to Random Number Generator).   The first person selected will get her choice of the three prizes, second person selected will choose from the two prizes remaining, and the third person gets what's left.  (I hate to use that  French term  "Le Ftovers").  




Above is the Threads prize.  Most of it is cotton; floss and perle.  However, the bottom three are silks and there is some fun couchable fiber in there, too.




And then we have the Button Prize.  Lots of these are vintage.  I know, I know, there are no really, really to-die-for buttons here.  BUT, I will beef it up to about 100 buttons and include a carved MOP (mother-of-pearl), and a few other special ones (my choice).  If you are a CQ'er or someone who sews childrens clothes or aprons, there are some great buttons here for that.




This is the fabric pack.  Now that I see it on the screen, it doesn't look too exciting.   Although not all pieces show, this is a group of 20 fabric pieces, each at least 60 sq. inches (9x7", 10x6", 8 x8" or greater).  I will beef this one up also to include 25 total pieces, and will even do a little custom color tailoring for the winner.  I've got lots of lovely new fancy fabrics, including brights for those who (like me) prefer saturated colors.  Oh, and while not all pieces are silk like the front one, at least 25% of the pack will be silk.  


The RULZ:  
1.  This Giveaway runs from now until Sunday the 18th at noon (Mountain time, since that's where I live).  In other words, we'll draw names next Sunday afternoon.
2.  Comment on any post between now and Sunday, and you will be entered 1 time.
3.  Mention this Giveaway on your blog and link back here and you'll be entered a 2nd time.
4.  Become a follower and you will be entered a third time.


That's it!


DH Bruce will return to work next week, and our last big project this week while he's home is to begin photographing items for my Etsy shop and Ebay listings.  I'm also thinking of adding pages to this blog to show some item's I'll be selling.  


A lot of my regular items will be vintage lace and trims.  In addition, I'll concentrate on small antique and/or vintage items - fabrics, collectibles, linens, hankies and other ladies' accessories.  I may sell some aprons online, but mostly the aprons and girls' clothing will be for our Farmers Market and Wheeler Farm country store.   I'd be interested in hearing how you think (or have experienced) certain things will do on Etsy vs. Ebay vs. Blog.  Anyone??


Let the Giveaway begin!
Cathy

151 comments :

Linda B said...

What a funny blog! I used to try list making, but I'd always lose it, so that didn't help.
Congratulations on 200 posts. I've enjoyed them!

Darlene said...

I love your giveaway and I am already a follower... Thanks for your generosity!

Lesley said...

Good morning. Oh please include me in your giveaway. Any one of the prizes would be wonderful. I'm a follower, but I do not have a blog. Blessings

Tudy said...

I love your giveaways. Please enter me in it. I am one of those people who love thread and buttons.

Marilyn said...

List making can be a pain but it sure feels good to cross things off. I'm excited about your giveaway so, Cathy's DH - pick me, pick me.

Thanks
Marilyn

Bobbi Pohl said...

What fun. I admit the buttons would be really superfluous in my house, but the other two offerings would please me. Wish me luck.

Wagonwife Designs said...

Hi Cathy,
Well if there was a time to stop by this was a very lucky one for me. Maybe you will be this will be a change in my luck this year.
Thank you again for you kindness and love.
Debra

Gerry Krueger said...

OMG if I didn't make lists I'd get nothing done at all... Even with lists I am always behinder (whoeer "der" is) Do not put me in drawing as I have enough stuff and I'm glad Bruce is going back to work.... Hugs Gerry K.

Suztats said...

Ooooh, a giveaway! I'd love to win some stash! I'm a new CQer and a tatter, so any of your prizes would be wonderful to win. Thank you for the opportunity.

Gina E. said...

WOT?? Am I really the first person to leave a comment for a GIVEAWAY? There are usually 50 people in front of me! I'll go and post a writeup on my blog.
Great prizes - you are very generous, but be careful who you pick to send the fabric to - it could cost you heaps to send overseas!

Grovenore said...

Wow . . . no comments yet. I am the first!! Hopefully I will also be the first name drawn as I really like the fabric selection!

Grovenore
Lacombe, AB

Miss 376 said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. Gina pointed me in your direction, for which I am grateful. Looking forward to keeping up with your wonderful work

Lakshmi said...

Hello Cathy,
congrats on your 200 post..
came here through Gina's blog..
im following your blog from now ..
wish I could have win the threads..
rayon silk threads are so good to work with..
thanks for your generosity..

Yvonne said...

Cathy, if I read my information right, I'm already a follower. It's funny you're trying to stop listing: I'm actually trying to START using a list. My problem is not writing the stuff down, but in using the list to plan my day.

Congratulations on your 200th post! I've been enjoying reading it. I agree with another commenter that your fabric collection is luscious.

Marie-Andrée said...

oh yes! 200th post giveaway... that something. congratulations
and I want to win... I love each prize. they are very interesting.
thank you

Cathi said...

Congats on your 200 posts. What a fun giveaway.....please enter me. I don't have a blog.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Hi Cat - put me in the draw three times please! Looks like gorgeous goodies - my little heart is going pitter patter looking at them!
Hugs,
Kerry

Tia said...

I was referred here by my aunt. I love finding new blogs to foll... I am now following you!

Please enter me to win! The prizes are lovely. :)

Maddie Can Fly said...

Congrats on 200 posts -- it's funny how all of a sudden that 200 number sneaks up on you isn't it? Please enter me in the giveaway. I think all the prizes are great and certainly don't need "beefing up." LOL

Chef Tiger said...

I'm already a follower! I'm not sure how you do it.. keeping track of the number of posts and doing giveaways and all the other wonderful things you do. My hat goes off to you.
I'm new to CQing but WOW am I having fun!

Karen said...

Congrats on 200 posts!! I love your giveaway!!. Going back to become a follower!

tisme said...

I am excited about your giveaway, and would be happy with any of the three! I am leaning towards the buttons though! lol
I will become a follower!
So give me two chances, :)

Karen said...

I did it: I am a follower and also posted a note on my blog: sadiessilkentheadsglospot.com

PomieMommie said...

I love your blog! and just became a follower. Congratulations on 200 posts. All three prizes are wonderful! please enter me in the drawing!
Donna D

Sarma said...

Wow, you are generous, congrats on your 200th post. I don't have a blog. But I do check your blog now and then as well as many others.
Sarma R.

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 said...

Cathy, conratulations on your 200 posts!!Add my name on your draw list!

Diane said...

Congratulations on the 200th post Cathy. Put me in the drawing twice, I'll be a follower but don't have a blog. Diane

Marj said...

Looks like a wonderful giveaway, thanks for a chance to win.

anastasia said...

Count me in for your giveaway. I'd like to have the buttons. Or maybe the fabrics. But the threads look nice too. Ooh, can hardly choose!

Sophie said...

Yay for giveaways! I just starting stitching!

gaylenona said...

I think for 200 posts, we should all be sending YOU a prize. That's an accomplishment! But...your game, your rules, and I want to play. I'd love any of the three.

Linda said...

Congratulations! An excellent give away. And I'm going to become a follower, too :)

Chacoy said...

what a giveaway, anyone would be very greatful to win!
congratulations on the 200th post, what a great accomplishment;}
i am following=D

cnuland said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! The prizes look great!

Bonnita said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Heikki said...

Oh my! Such goodies! I would be so glad if I could be the winner of the threads or fabrics. There is never enough althoug some could say there is, when looking at my stuff ;)
Thank you for your generosity!

Ritva in Finland

Dolores said...

I've got at least 4 lists of things to do right now. At least some of them get crossed off. If I am one of the lucky winners I would prefer (in order of preference)fabric, thread and then buttons.

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on 200 posts. I am gearing up to start a blog for my crafting. Yours is very inspirational. All three items you have in your givaway are things that I use on a very regualr basis and would love the chance to get one. Thanks again for the inspiration!

Candace said...

that is a pretty exciting lot of buttons...great idea for the 200th post. Congratualtions.

Candace

Carol said...

A husband selecting a giveaway winner. How wonderful! And how generous!

Scrap Kia said...

How fun, I just love buttons =) You can never have too many jars filled with them!

J said...

Great giveaway and I am a follower...

Papgena Made It said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!!! :)
Many posts in the future to you! ;)
Great giveaway, please count me in!

Gina said...

Your giveaway is awesome! I am going to follow you also, so please enter me twice! Thank you for your blog, I always enjoy it.

Roosje_anita said...

Congratulations on your 200 posts.
I don't do lists anymore, I feel so quilty when I can't cross things off, it doesn't work for me.
I love the things in your giveaway, please count me in, I'll become a follower.

Abile said...

Conratulations on your 200 posts! I love your giveaway!
Abile from Hungary

Sheila said...

I found your blog quite by accident and it is lovely.
What a great giveaway. I would love to be entered in it. I also am joining to be a follower and post on my blog.

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

oooo - I'd love to have that thread!!!

Lynne said...

Congrats on 200 posts! Thanks for the great giveaways!

luluvision said...

oh it all looks lovely! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Rose said...

I would be thrilled to win any of your prizes and would put them to good use.

Jules said...

What a great giveaway! I am a new follower and look forward to your posts. I will post a link to this giveaway on my blog.

Thanks! And congrats on 200!!!

Julie
http://julies-creations.blogspot.com

singtatter said...

Congratulations on achieving another milestone!

Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!

Turtle said...

Congrats on your 200th post!! Off to learn more about you through your blog! I just followed!

Bettina Groh said...

What a neat giveaway... i would love to win any of the three, but the thread one got to me!!
Thanks...

shawkl said...

List making! Hey that might work!!

Your blog is interesting, thanks for the shout out to CQI so I was able to find it!

I'm gonna follow your journey!

allthingsjuice said...

Ooh - what fun! I'm even up for that French gift. ;)

Debbie said...

Awesome give-away Miss Cathy! Please enter my name into your magic hat, I have also linked this on my blog. Thanks, Debbie (Maine)

Mary said...

Cathy, It looks like you are on the way to following your "To Do List" since you completed everything on your Monday list! Keep on going.....
Please include me in your drawing for the 3 categories.
Mary

Carol said...

I make lists. Its how I keep my sanity. However, I'm still nuts cause I leave things off the list!! Sheesh.

anyway, its a great giveaway and I am a follower now so put me in, Coach!!

Have a great day.
Carol

lmurley2000 said...

what a giveaway, please enter me

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

Marjolein said...

Lists are great to help to get things done. It is nice when you can strikethrough an item.

Esteemarlu said...

Oh my gosh what a wonderful give away. Those threads are beautiful. Have become a member, and added your link on my blog.

Sahara said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! Thank you for this giveaway! Awesome!

rosemaryschild said...

I am so impressed with this site - looks like fun & a great giveaway!

Cate said...

thanks for the chance at your giveaway!!! awesome prizes!!!

lewmew said...

Oooh me! me! me! Love the choices - you've gone on my vollow list!

Sandi said...

Would love any of your prizes. Count me in.
Sandi

Sandi said...

OK I am a follower and am looking forward to reading future posts. Glad I found you.
Sandi

Erica said...

I love the giveaway! Thanks so much! I am going to become a follower right after this post!

Erica

Tishous said...

Congrats on the big 200!

Anne said...

Congratulations on your achievement! And thanks for sharing the joy with such a beautiful giveaway -- hope I win!! :D

free indeed said...

I'm drooling over your buttons and can only image what you've held back! Super yummy! I looked for a place to be a follower and didn't see it...I'll have to go back and look again as others have stated they have become followers....Congrats on 200 by the way!

Dena said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! I just learned of your blog through Craft Gossip newsletter.

I'm a new follower and would love to win one of your prizes as I'm collecting items to make a project using ribbon and hand embroidery for embellishments... for the first time.

Thanks for the giveaway!

free indeed said...

Ok, I found the button....I've never seen it up top like that...only on the sidebar with pictures....learn something new every day it seems! Enter me again!

Tammie said...

it looks great, thanks

Kelly said...

1st time to your site & love it already, please include me in the giveaway - any of the wonderful prizes would be awesome

Kelly said...

1st time to your site & love it already, please include me in the giveaway - any of the wonderful prizes would be awesome

Sam said...

Wow, I'm crazy about threads and trims for my crazy quilts. I've never tried incorporating someone else's choices -- I feel an idea coming on... Sam

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI , what a great giveaway you are having. Please add me to your list. And I just became a follower. Found you from Needlework.craftgossip! Woohoo....I'm glad I visited. Come by for a visit if you get the chance!
Debbie

Cynthia said...

This is awesome! I hope I win something....thanks for doing this, Cynthia

sandra said...

200....WOW that's a lot of blogging!!
Congrats! Your prizes look amazing and I think it's my turn to win something.....lol. enjoy your day.

alexemmarose said...

Hi Cathy...what a truly lovely and generous offer...giving away your stuff! I would be totally HONORed to win! I always enjoy your blog and projects...one talented lady!

Colleen A.

billiemick said...

What a fun giveaway! Look at all those goodies

The Desert Mermaid said...

I really like reading your blog and like your idea of the giveaway. It's nice of you to do that.

Leone said...

Congratulations on your 200th blog. I would love to be entered in your draw. I will become a follower and mention you on my blog.

Cynthia said...

I am a compulsive list maker as well. I carry a PDA, a voice recorder, and plain old paper and pencil.

Thanks so much for the giveaway. I have put a link on my blog and am now a follower.

gbtigger@zoominternet.net said...

I am a listmaker! I would go crazy with having my daily list. I am such a busy mom with three very active kids when I forget my list I can get unfurled quite easily.
Congrats on your 200th blog.

lfhpueblo said...

I posted today on the Right Brain/Left Brain post you did back in March.
Congrats on 200 posts. I'd like to win: 1st the threads, then the buttons, and lastly the material in that order. Yet, they are all great.
lfhpueblo at msn dot com

Magarteira said...

I've just became a follower, how fun is that?

yesica said...

i love your giveaways, congratulations on 200 posts.
greetings from Argentina.

Magarteira said...

Super trouper givaway, please i wanna it very bad rsrsrs

Magarteira said...

blogged outaloud

kisses

mslestat said...

Awesome prices. Congratulations for the 200th post

Fiesta said...

Cathy I have just recently started crazy quilting so I would love love to win one of these prizes.
I do not see where I can become a follower so I put you on my blog roll.Thank you for the chance.

Caryn said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. It looks like a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

Roseanna said...

Lists are great, if you remember to use them! I still make them anyway and hope for the best. Very nice giveaway, love those buttons!!

Finnie said...

Congrats on 200!!!!
Who doesn't love love love a give-away?

Jaja said...

This is a great giveaway, thank you for the chance to win. Good Luck to you and have a great spring. Jaja tjlburke at gmail dot com

Kim R. said...

Congratulations! I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway, and I am following.
Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Connie said...

Congratulations on your 200th Post.
All three giveaways look great to me. Hope I win.

socialsue said...

Please enter my name to ur give-away.....love those threads and fabrics! I am a follower of ur blog...my blog is socialsue.blogspot.com

socialsue

Patty C. said...

Please include me in your generous giveaway. Thank You !!
(P.S. I have a giveaway on my blog too if you'd like to enter)
(pccrafty.blogspot.com)

kathy s said...

Congrats on 200 posts- will try to put a link on my blog but am still learning- will definitely become a follower and thanks for the chance at some nice candy

Barbra said...

remembering where I put my list is usually the problem. I'd love any of your offers but especially the buttons!

Pamula said...

Love your name, this is my first time to enter a contest. Just enjoyed looking at and reading your blog. Congrat's on reaching your 200th giveway. Have fun and please enter me in your contest. And, list are just way too complicated for me. Have a good week.

karmicraft said...

I would, love to win your giveaway. I can say that anyone who wins one of your giveaways is very lucky. I did win one and everything I got was beautful. I did blog about it. I also posted pictures of everything. I won it was so nice. Can lightening strike twice. I am a follower
Karol

jcmend said...

nice site, love the threads

Robyn said...

Saw your entry on CraftGossip. Nice blog!

Shari said...

What a great milestone! Congratulations! Love the choices and can't make up my mind yet. If you pick my name, I will make a quick decision - promise!

Lynn said...

Love the beautiful vintage buttons. It would be so great to win them!!! I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog... http://lynnminneydesign.wordpress.com/

Jo said...

WOW! Congratulations on your 200th post. Thank you.

MaryAlice said...

What a wonderful blog, I am enjoying all the beautiful designs and great posts.. Please enter me in your giveway what a wonderful selection of goodies.
MaryAlice

knittygirl said...

Yeah! A giveaway! I'll take your leftovers any day!:)

Lucy said...

Stumbled-upon your blog and love it! I'll become a follower and not just for the freebies!

Cindy said...

Congrats on your 200th post. Great give away and I'm already a follower.

Wendy said...

Congrats on your 200th post. Please include me in your drawing. I am already a follower and I am blogging about your giveaway.

kathleen said...

Don't you just love oodles and piles of sewing stuff..buttons, rick rack, bits and bobs. All that stuff just makes me happy, and also makes me think I will get to all those projects in my head. Unfortunately I don't think anyone has ever lived that long. Maybe if there is reincarnation I will get to finishing up some stuff. Ooops better tell the kids not to toss anything when I die, just in case you know. If I can I am coming back for the fabric.

suprmom said...

I can't believe you think the fabric is not exciting. It sure excited me!

Karrin Hurd said...

What a great giveaway. I am a follower already, although I cannot see the follower button on your blog, I get it through Google Reader. I am going to blog about it right now.

Mimi said...

Congrats on your 200th - WooHoo!
You have an totally awesome giveaway and the fabrics look terrific!

Marcia said...

Congratulations on your 200 blog posts! I stumbled upon your blog when searching for crazy quilt information. My mother wants to make one so I've been (secretly) collecting items. Winning this giveaway would really be a surprise. Thank you.

breeze4869 said...

Found your blog thru craftgossip! Beautiful! Congrats on your 200th post.. I follwed you too! Looking forward to it! Im a brand new to sewing and enjoying it immensley :) Congrats to whoever wins!

Lisa said...

As a non-list-maker, I can't fathom how that would make life even more complicated. I always felt bad about myself for not making the effort to be more organized through the creation of lists. Huh.

Kttycat said...

Congrats on 200! I'd like to be entered into your giveaway. I will also link you on my blog. Thanks for being so generous!

Cathy said...

I will join your give away...my very first! BUT, I do not see anyplace to become a follower???

Silver Sisters said...

What a generous giveaway! I would love to have the opportunity to win!
I am very close to my 100th post and am trying to think of a good giveaway for that... you've got me thinking!

Emese said...

Good stash,please include me also. Thanks,Emese.

Miriam said...

Very nice giveaway, thanks a lot! Please enter me.

Joanne said...

What a generous giveaway! I am already a follower and will add this to my blog. Thank you
lavender fields.blogspot.com

Lelia said...

Congrats on your 200th post! Awesome giveaway prizes : )

kathi said...

Hi! I just found your blog. I am a fellow Utahn, I live in Salem. I rarely have time to update my blog, but will go add a link about your contest to mine. Great blog!

Kathi said...

I just posted a minute ago, but logged in with the wrong email. I another Kathi in Utah, happy to find your blog.

Julie at Perfect Paper Shop said...

I just found you through craftgossip. This looks like a great prize package!

tongfengdemao said...

Just discovered your blog and like what I see -- even besides the giveaway. :^D I'm putting you into my Google reader.

I make lists all the time, but I usually end up doing something(s) not on them before I get everything crossed off, IF I get everything crossed off. A little more control would be nice.

Please enter me into the drawing. It's pretty awesome and generous to celebrate this way.

tongfengdemao said...

Um.. I forgot to add my name to my comment.
~Faith

Emimage said...

Hello !
I'd love to win any of the prizes ! I've written about your giveaway on my blog, and i'm becoming a follower right away !

Kaysee said...

Congrats on 200 posts. I have just found you and am a new follower. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Kaysee

Topcho said...

Hello!
Congratulations on your 200th post! I heard about your giveaway from Kttycat's blog, and althoug I feel a little awkward just popping and asking to be entered, I can't really help myslef - the prizes are awesome ^^'' I wrote about it on my blog and I'll be sure to become a follower too.
Thank you for your generosity!

Nicki Lee said...

Way to go Cathy! 200th - That is just awesome! I've posted about your Give Away and you've been on my Favorites list since I started blogging!

Sharon D. said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. Love your giveaway.

Brenda said...

I'm so slow, it's going to take me years to get to 200 posts! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

I have become a follower and I have added you to my google reader.

Debbie said...

Congratulations on 200 posts, Carhy! It would be hard to choose between the three great prizes, but I guess I could, LOL! Thanks for counting me in.

KnitYoga said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. What a fantastic giveaway. I have just started crazy quilting and am building up stash so would love to win one of these. I have enjoyed reading your blog and will now add it to my blog list in my sidebar so I can become a follower. I will also mention your giveaway!

Ukka said...

Congratulations on making 200 posts!!!I would like to participate in this give away, the gift is precious and I follow! I announce in my blog on my right sidebar! Regards

Halle said...

I'd love a chance at any of your prizes.... Esp. the 1st one!

Rosa-kreattiva said...

WOW!!! This is really some wonderful candy.. Thanks for a chance to win..
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Hugs, rosa
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Estela said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Please enter me to win one of the goodies!

Jacque said...

Congratulations on 200 posts. I just spent an hour looking around your awesome blog. You are amazing. I want to be just like you if I grow up. I'm with you on the list thing - finding them is sometimes a problem LOL. I'm following and will be spending more time here often.

Dale Marie said...

Please enter me into the drawing as well if its not too late:-)