Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall Into Fall Giveaway

ENTRY FOR THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER IS ANNOUNCED HERE. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR STOPPING OVER AND JOINING THE FUN. I'M LOVING ALL THE NEW BLOGS I'VE SEEN AND AM GRATEFUL SOME OF YOU LIKE ME ENOUGH TO BECOME FOLLOWERS.  YOU HONOR ME.

Today’s post covers a few things. First, my Favorite Things Friday coincides once again with something else I have going on. I love seeing what others are offering and reading all the comments of new and old visitors to my sites. People’s creativity and generosity is just amazing so giveaways, especially when I'm doing them are one of my most favorite things. So rewarding. 

Today also starts the FALL INTO FALL GIVEAWAYS hosted by Quilting with Debi and I am very excited.

As mentioned in a previous, I’m also celebrating over 200 posts on this blog. I decided, because I’m combining 2 giveaways into one, well, I should give away 2 things and I decided early holiday décor was the way to go.

First Choice: A Dish Drying Mat - (measures 15.5" x 10")
I got this idea from AmyLouWho in last Friday’s Sew and Tell post. When I have people over for the holidays, I have many delicate dishes or glasses (like my wine glasses, hello!) that I don’t want to put in or don’t have room for in the dish washer. They are usually hand washed and left to dry on a kitchen towel. Instead, use this. It’s 2 holiday fabrics with a towel as batting so it will absorb the dripping moisture but be a pretty place on your counter in the interim!

Second Choice: A reversible Table Runner - (measures 37.25" x 11.75")
A little off on my binding stitching but still pretty!



The design and theme lend themselves to simpler times, more folksy or country-style décor but are still fun enough and bright enough to warm your heart.

Third Choice: A reversible Candle Mat  - (measures 20.5" x 15.5")
The candle covers it but the quilting lines do not exactly intersect in the middle of the mat. They aren't really far off but if there is nothing on the middle, the white thread will show the lack of precision there.


I received an email shortly before this giveaway inviting me to a candle mat swap. I was unable to participate but it did give me the idea to create this small square using fun Christmas fabrics.

The rules:
1) There will only be 2 winners who receive one of the above items. (International participants are welcome.) The first winner has first choice of the three items, the second winner will have a choice of the two items that remain. Random.org will draw the names for me on Oct. 15.
2) To enter, comment on this post and provide me with your 1st and 2nd choice of the items above.
3) For a bonus entry, become a follower and then COMMENT a 2nd time letting me know that. Also, remind me of your 1st and 2nd choices. (If you are already a follower, 1 comment for the initial entry and a second comment reminding me you love me and already follow me. –okay, you don’t have to say you love me but do remind me you already follow me.)
4) Please be sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you have your profile settings so private I cannot get an email.

That’s it folks, best of luck to each of you. Don’t forget to see what everyone else is offering by clicking here.

Cheers!
Beck

145 comments:

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I love the idea of a dish drying mat! That is my first choice. I know the table runner is going to be wonderful and I love trees, so that would be choice 2. Thanks for the fun!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

And I'm a happy follower! :-) Even though the first commenter is rarely lucky, if I am please know that I won't be able to check my emails until the 18th. Thanks! Happy weekend!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Great idea! I would choose the dish drying mat first! Great giveaway!

MGM

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I'm a follower too! And the dish drying mat was my first choice.

Thanks!

MGM

kspencer said...

The reversible Table Runner is my choice. Its beautiful.
kaspencer50@yahoo.com

Susan said...

I LOVE the dish drying mats! Thanks so much for sharing the idea!

VickiB said...

I'd choose the dish mat first - I just finished a table runner and placements with the exact red deer fabric! I'd choose the runner second. Thanks for offering such a fun giveaway!

VickiB said...

And now I'm a follower! Again, I'd chose the dish mat first and the table runner second. Thanks again for the great giveaway.

Patrick and Emillie said...

1st choice - dish drying mat
2nd choice - table runner

Thanks so much for joining the giveaways!

emilliepeters(at)yahoo(dot)com

Patrick and Emillie said...

I follow your blog :)


1st choice - dish drying mat
2nd choice - table runner

emilliepeters(at)yahoo(dot)com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very cool idea. I love the idea of the dish drying mat. And the tabler unner is always a great choice too. Thanks for participating in the Fall into Fall giveaway.

Donna said...

Table runner first choice. Candle mat second. Thanks for the opportunity. Happy blog hopping.

Quilary said...

I love the idea of a reversible table runner as first choice and the dish drying mat as second. Very clever ideas

Quilary said...

I'm a follower now. (1st choice table runner - 2nd choice dish drying mat). Thanks for the chance to win one of these

Barb said...

Those drying mats is such a clever idea...and so much better than just laying a dish cloth down....I am a follower...

Barb said...

So I chose the drying mats first and then the table runner...oh my gosh, what a fun giveaway.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

1. runner
2. dish drying mat

so so cute, thanks!

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Regina said...

First choice table runner. Second choice is the dish drying mat. I actually like the dish drying mat more but I've been telling myself to sew a table runner for months and have been too lazy to actually do it.

Regina said...

I'm a follower and my choices were 1. Table Runner 2. Dish drying mat :)

Irina said...

Hello!
Thanks for the chance!
My 1st choice is the reversible table runner.
My 2nd choice is the candle mat.
thank you!

Irina said...

I'm your follower too!
I'll remind you of my choices: 1st, reversible mat, 2nd candle mat

Peach Rainbow said...

Id love the Table runner or the dish drying mat!

Thanks for the chance
fsarah09 at gmail dot com

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Tim said...

I like the drying mats.Great idea!

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Peach Rainbow said...

New follower!
Id love the Table runner or the dish drying mat!
fsarah09 at gmail dot com

Tim said...

I follow with google friends.

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

This is such a coincidence because I love giveaways too! And you;re doing one ! And you announced it as part of Favourite Things Friday!

This is sooooooooo cool...

Ok Ok I'll calm down now.

My first choice if I was the fortunate winner of one of these fabulous giveaways would be the dish drying mat. And my second choice would be the candle mat. Both cute as!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I love you ...and I follow you.

free indeed said...

congrats on 200 posts by the way.

My choices would be: the reversible runner first then the candle mat second...

Seams Inspired said...

Love that runner! Giveaways are a fabulous favourite! :O) Visiting from FTF. Thanks for sharing. :o) Larri at Seams Inspired

Micki said...

I would love the dish drying mat and the candle mat. BOth ar so nice! Thanks for the chance to win!
Micki

Patchworked said...

I love snowmen so it has to be first choice and what a wonderful idea backing it with toweling.

P. said...

Cute giveaways! My first choice would be the dish drying mat, and second would be the candle mat. Thanks for the chance to win!

AnnieO said...

Visiting from FTF--lovely giveaway you're having! The dish drying mat is brilliant, I'd love that as first choice. The table runner is a great 2nd choice. I love holiday decorating with quilted things.

rockgranny said...

Love your Christmas fabrics and would realy like to win. Here are my choices :
1st choice - table runner
2nd choice - dish drying mat
Thanks for a giveaway

gill said...

I love the table runner - and the dish drying mat is such a great idea!! Why didn't I think of it!!
Gill

Colleen said...

My first choice would be the drying mat and my second choice would be the reversible table runner.

debbie said...

I like the dish drying mat, what a great idea, and the reversable candle mat.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love, love, love your dish drying mats! I never would have thought of that but now my head is spinning with ideas of themes. :) The red one is my first choice and the green one my second choice. Please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway too; I think you'll like it. blessings, marlene

Pam said...

I love the table runner so that would be my choice ...with the drying mat as my second choice. Thanks!

Renee G said...

My first choice would be the dish drying mat. And the reversible table runner would be my second choice.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Ms Muffin said...

My first choice would be the dish drying mat. So pretty and useful! Love the idea! And the fabric is just gorgeous!
My second choice would be the reversible tablerunner. Love the fabric, too!

Thanks for the great giveaway! If you want to come by my blog and enter my giveaway, too ... you could win some custom-made buttons ...
Have a lovely Sunday!
ulli-xox[at]web[dot]de

Ms Muffin said...

I am a new follower ... curious to check out your blog! :-)
First choice was the dish drying mat. LOVE it!
Second choice was the tablerunner.
Thanks for the chance!

ulli-xox[at]web[dot]de

an encourager said...

Hi! This huge giveaway extravaganza is a blast! So... here's my order for your fun prizes...
1. the dish drying mat. Love it!!! There are dishes I hand wash every single day.
2. The table runner.

Thanks!

an encourager said...

Also, I am becoming a follower.

Reminder of my choices:
1. the dish drying mat. Love it!!!
2. The table runner.

Nanbon44 said...

I would love to win any of your projects they are great. but if I must choose it would be 1 then 2 then 3 in that order... see not picky at all

Nanbon44 said...

i follower too,,, 1,2,3

Rhonda said...

love the dish drying matts; what a great idea!

Rhonda said...

i'm a follower! first choice is the drying mat, second choice the tree table runner. great giveaway!

shirley said...

Love the dish drying mat.#1
Love the table runner. #2
supergrand2009@yahoo.com

shirley said...

I follow your site, thanks.
supergrand2009@yahoo.com

Karin said...

Love the snowman drying mat - might have to try that out, if I'm not the lucky winner! Second to that, the reversible table runner caught my eye! Coming back soon, with follower status! Just love your posts!

Karin said...

YAY - I'm luck number 70 in your followers list! Can't wait to hear from you!

growfamilygrow said...

You had me at wine glasses. What a fabulous and generous give away. I love the idea of a pretty drying cloth. I may have to make one for each season

Charlene S said...

1st choice: Dish Drying Mat
2nd choice: Table Runner
Thanks for the wonderful choices.

NanaSings said...

The dish drying mats are a GREAT idea and would be my first choice. Thank you for the chance to win and the generous giveaway. Susan(at)mathisons(dot)org

Nancy said...

Great idea with the dish drying mat. That would be my first choice.

Nancy said...

I am a follower!

Janet said...

First choice - dish drying mat. I don't own a dish washer and it's pretty common for there to be a few things that don't fit in the dishrack laid our on a dishtowel to dry. Second choice - your pretty table runner. Thanks for the chance to win!

Rita said...

My first choice would be the table runner and my second choice would be the drying mat...all great prizes! Thanks.

Petit Design Co. said...

I would love either one for the dish drying mats. I always just use a towel and have been meaning to make a prettier mat.

PS you can promote your giveaway on the new Quilty Giveaways site (it's free)
http://quiltygiveaways.blogspot.com/

alice said...

How sweet to give homemade items. I love the table runner. That would be my first choice. The reversible dish drying mat would be number 2. They are all lovely. Thanks!!

sy said...

ooh eye candy *_* my choice would be dish drying mat for #1 and table runner for #2
thanks for the awesome giveaway!
songyueyu at gmail

susies1955 said...

COOL.
I love the A Dish Drying Mat and the reversible Table Runner. :)
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

susies1955 said...

I've been following you on google reader for a few days now but decided to follow on GFC too. :)
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

Michell said...

Hi
The first choice if I win would be the table runner and the second the drying mat

Michell said...

I also follow now.
The first choice if I win would be the table runner and the second the drying mat

Anonymous said...

neece quiltqueen1@bluemarble.net What great Christmas decorations. I usually end up giving away all that I make as I am last on my list. My 1st choice is the tablerunner and 2nd is the drying mat. Thanks for the great gifts.

em's scrapbag said...

The dish drying mats are great. That would be my first choice then the runner.

Gari said...

I like the dish drying mat, something I could use all the time. And secondly, I really like the candle mat. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gari said...

I have been a follower for a long time. And I love you, if that will help. ;-) Oh, drying mat and candle mat.

Kathy H said...

i really like the dish drying mat so that would be my first choice and then the candle mat would be my second choice. Thanks.

Quilt n Queen said...

My first choice would be the table runner and second choice the drying mat. Great gifts, hope one finds its way to my mailbox.

Joanna said...

I like all three choices. But the drying mat is so nice, and what a great idea. I also like you runner. So those are the first and second choices.
Thank you for such a nice giveaway.

Joanna said...

I am a new follower. And I chose the drying mat and runner, but I like all three. I look forward to reading future posts.

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

Thank you for the generous giveaway! I love that you have made these gifts. My first choice would be the reversible table runner and my second choice would be the dish drying mat. I have neither type of item and would love either one to beautify my home!

Blessings, Jessica

Lyn said...

I loved the table runner and then the dish drying mat. Thanks so much

Dana Owens said...

I would pick the table runner first and the drying mat second. I am a new follower and love the LSU Tiger quilt on your home page. GEAUX TIGERS!!!

butterflyangels said...

First of all, GEAUX TIGERS!!!! but if they keep having close games like Sat, I'm going to die of a heart attack!!

I have a Saints (eh,hem, Fleur de Lis) quilt on my page. Go take a peak! I'm proud of it.

I love the table runner, and then the drying mat. What an ingenious idea!!

butterflyangels said...

and I'm now a follower

Diane said...

I like the dish drying mat and then the table runner as my second choice.

LethargicLass said...

The dish dryer is quite ingenius :) So that is my first choice, and the table runner second... thanks!

Katy

caitlindevlin@hotmail.com

Paula said...

I would love to win the Dish Drying Mat or the Table Runner. Thank you for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Paula said...

I'm a new follower and would love the Dish Drying Mat or the Table Runner. Thanks for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Jackie said...

i want the table mat and the candle holder( hope you include the candle)e

Aliene said...

I like the drying mat first, then 2nd the candle holder. Thanks for a chance to win. siliene@aol.com

Aliene said...

I am now a follower. I will be back to check out your blog.
siliene@aol.com

Katie said...

Love the dish drying mat, so that would be my first choice. Second is the table runner. Thanks for the chance to win.
ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

Brenda said...

The dish drying mat would be my first choice and the table runner would be my second. Great choices for the give away.

grostedt said...

Drying mat. (Cute idea!) and table runner (Nice!) grostedt@lek.net

Marcia said...

My first choice-dish drying mat. This is such a clever idea. Second choice-table runner - like those trees and reversible. Thank you for this lovely prize for the Fall Into Fall giveaway. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

sntbosch said...

First choice: dish drying mat...brilliant!
second choice: table runner
sntbosch@msn.com

Shannon said...

Thank you for the chance to win some of your work. They all look great. If I were to win 1st: the table runner and 2nd: the candle mat.

Hilachas said...

What beautiful choices you've made for your giveaway. If I were to win, my 1st choice would be the dish drying mat and 2nd choice would be the table runner. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Hilachas said...

I am now a follower :)

Weatherbee ;) said...

Great giveaway! My 1st choice would be the table runner...so cute! And my second choice would be the dish drying mat. I saw that on AmyLouWho too...great idea!

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!
~Teresa ;)

Barbara said...

I love the table runner first, my table needs a new one for the season. Then the dish drying mat, of course. :) Thanks!

Sandra said...

The table runner and the dish drying mat...what a clever idea. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

BROOKE said...

I like your tablerunner and your dish drying mat. I may have to try making those mats - very clever.

BROOKE said...

I'm now a follower (tablerunner/drying mat)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

dish drying mat and the table runner, but I really like all.

Marissa said...

First choice is definitely the table runner. LOVE IT!!!
Second choice would be the candle mat.

Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

MJ

mj.kortus at gamil dot com

Melinda said...

The table runner and the dish drying mat are my choices. Lovely prizes.

Bridget B said...

the table runner would be my first choice and your dish dring matare very nice. Thanks for having a giveaway.

Kaye said...

What a great idea! My first choice is the drying man and second choice is the runner. Thanks for being part of the give a way

Janet said...

great giveaway! my first choice would be the table runner and second would be the drying mat. thanks so much.

Cynthia L. said...

I am now a follower - although truthfully - I have been lurking for a long time!

1st choice - dish mat
2nd choice candle mat

Cynthia L. said...

I love the drying mat - make it choice # 1. I have never heard of one, but have "good" dishes and china that I treat tenderly and this would help.
Choice #2 - candle mat.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Painting 4 Him said...

I think my first choice would be the table runner, it is wonderful. My second choice would be the drying mat, what a neat idea.

Painting 4 Him said...

I am now a follower, so remember my choices are runner first, and drying mat second.

patchworkpalace said...

Hi! I love the table runner first and the drying may second...although to be honest it was very hard to choose. Thanks for taking the effort to make such lovely giveaway items.

Kathleen said...

my first choice would be the dish drying mat and second would be the table runner...thank you for the giveaway..

Lee said...

Thank you for the lovely giveaway - If I could choose I would pick
1. the table runner - I love it!
2. the reversable candle mat

Lee said...

I am a new follower
Thanks!

Karen in Tucson said...

The reversible drying mat is a terrific idea and that is my first choice. The table runner is my second choice.

Nancy Sue said...

Thank you for the homemade giveaway. Totally awesome that you put so much of yourself into it. My first choice is the drying mat, and second is the candle mat. The snowmen are sooo cute. Having a 3 yr old son, I always have dishes set to dry.
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Nancy Sue said...

I am a follower. 1st choice being the drying mat, and 2nd the candle mat. Again, thank you so much for participating in the blog hop. I've just recently found you and your sarcasm cuts the sweetness of the apple cider I'm drinking!
So thank you for that too..
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Stray Stitches said...

My first choice would be the table runner. My second would be the dish drying mat. Thank you for a chance to enter your giveaway!

Stray Stitches said...

I am a new follower and look forward to future posts

MARIKA said...

Thank you for the opportunity test fortune hope to win .my loving sewing greeting!:))
Marika Hungary

Violette Severin said...

Love the table runner so that would be my first choice. The candle mat is my 2nd choice. I had never heard of candle mats until this giveaway. Alot of quilters are making them. vseverin62@gmail.com

Violette Severin said...

I have reviewed your more recent blog posts and like what I see so I am now a follower.

annmarie said...

I would choose the reversible table runne first & the dish mat second. Thanks for the chance to win.

annmarie said...

Checked out your blog - liked it - became a follower. Just love the gieveaways as a way to see new blogs..

Carin said...

All three are so beautiful and you used such nice fabric !
1th choice A reversible Table Runner
2th choice A reversible Candle Mat

Carin said...

I have become a follower (1th choice A reversible Table Runner
and 2th choice A reversible Candle Mat)

Colleen said...

Im a follower! I love the id of a dish drying mat.

deborah said...

What a clever idea - the dish drying mat! That is a great gift idea too!

deborah said...

New Follower

Sean said...

2 1 3

I am entering for my daughter, her computer is down and she called and asked if once again I would enter her in contests, I couldn’t say no as she helps my wife and her mother with their charity quilting projects. I try to support them any way that I can, so here I am and I hope I am doing this right.
thank you for putting our name in your drawing. Florida area
tcsean(at)aol(dot)com

Belinda said...

The Dish Drying Mat would be my first pick. The candle mat would be my second pick. All of them are adorable.
Thanks!
1bmore @ gmail . com

Dot said...

What a great idea--girl, if I don't win that drying mat you KNOW what I'm gonna be making! Second choice--table runner, 'cause my table has been in the same place and could use some exercise.

Dot
dminshall67@yahoo.com

Dot said...

...Aaaaand I'm a follower. Just so you know!

See post above for choices, but they're all so great that any one of them would make me a happy camper!

Dot
dminshall67@yahoo.com

Dresden Quilter said...

My first choice would be the dish drying mat! What a great idea. I have never seen one before.

Patty said...

My choices are the dish drying matt and the table runner. Your projects are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win one of them.

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

#1 - dish drying mats :)
#2 - tablerunner :)

and many thx for your generosity !

MoeWest said...

My first choice is the dish drying mat. I love this idea! My second choice is the table runner. Thanks for participating in the giveaway.

quiltingnana said...

oh...my first choice is the dish mat, then the candle mat...I have been very busy with my giveaway...yours is great

quiltingnana said...

I had a chance to check out your blog...enjoy it very much and became a follower!

warnerar said...

Thank you for having this giveaway.
warnerar at hotmail dot com
1st choice - candle mat
2nd choice - table runner

Leah said...

Love your work. The dish drying mat would be handy!

Lisa said...

Im a new follower! Love table runner then candle mat.

Lisa said...

My first choice is the table runner and my second would be the candle mat! Thanks for a chance to win.

apple blossom said...

nice giveaway. Hard decision

1st choice: table runner
2nd choice: candle mat

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apple blossom said...

follower

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