Thursday, December 22, 2011

Been Looking for an Excuse for a Give-a-Way . . .

and I found one!!  On December 27th I am officially going to be a senior citizen!!  Yup, it's my birthday and I will be 62 years young!!  So, I thought, what a perfect reason to give a gift!!!  Here is what I gathered up


I think there is something for everyone ~ there is fabric to sew, 1" hexie templates, quilting pins, a quilting eraser, 100% long staple cotton YLI machine quilting thread (lite grey), an Add-A-Quarter ruler for those that love paper-piecing or would like to learn, Trans-Web - the best stuff I have found for machine applique, a long tape measure and CHOCOLATE!!!

To win chances to win this bag of goodies, I would like to have you leave a comment that tells me what you like BEST about the Christmas/Chanukah holidays or what you like LEAST!!

Also, if you want to blog about this give-a-way, you will get an extra chance,

and finally, if you would like to follow my humble little blog I would love it and you will get a third chance to win!!

Good luck to everyone and I will pick a winner on my birthday, December 27th!!  Woo! Hoo!!

70 comments:

Kelli said...

What I like most about the Holidays is spending time with family.. what I like least is the retail craziness in the stores!! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!

Kelli said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you..I am a follower. :o)

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Hmmm, the least doesn't happen at my house anymore(because I won't go where it does happen anymore) but I just hate it when families get together and argue and fight and don't just enjoy the season and the reason for it.

Happy Birthday!! This is a great giveaway, thank you.

WoolenSails said...

I love the way most people are just a little kinder, smile a little more and there is just a little more love in the world for others. I usually hate shopping with crazy mean people, but this year people just seem to be more at peace, even with the economy and uncertainties.

I am also a follower and I also want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!

Debbie

Cotton Blossom said...

I have a Dec Birthday, Christmas, New Years, then my sons birthday and a 25th Wedding Anniversary this January. I have so many things to be thankful for during the holidays! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Birthday to You!

yorkie mom said...

I love having my son home napping on the couch!

Lorri said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is all the kids and grands coming over, the house is full, we are all cooking and kids underfoot. Its crazy and pure bliss!

Lorri said...

I am a follower of your blog

Lorri said...

Ok, I forgot to tell you what I hate. the kids gang up on each other and remind them of the awful teenage years.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Happy Birthday!! The craziness this time of year drives me crazy. I love seeing all the presents in the different wrapping paper under the tree waiting for the morning. I've always loved laying under the tree looking up at all the lights and seeing what kinds of designs they make on the ceiling.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I'm a follower...

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Happy Birthday dear friend! I am a follower

momhooten said...

I'm a new follower.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This Holiday has been exhausting but enjoyable - helping in our communities recovering from Irene and to be sure every home has a Merry Christmas - the family has been extended tremendously!

momhooten said...

The best part of Christmas the past six years is when my daughter comes home from Virginia for a couple of weeks. She is in medical school now, previously at New Mexico Tech and didn't get a chance to come home very often.

gill said...

The best thing about Christmas is having all my family home! Perfect!

gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Kimberly R. said...

The best part is having all the family together! The worst part is all the house cleaning, cooking and washing dishes!!
Thank you :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kimberly R. said...

I am a follower of your blog also!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

JustPam said...

What a nice giveaway! I love spending time with the family and watching the children open their gifts the most.

JustPam said...

I am a follower. Happy Birthday!

Cecilia said...

What I like best is spending time with family. My oldest granddaughter will be 2 on December 27th! That is also one of the best things about this time of the year.

Cecilia said...

I'm a follower. Happy Birthday early. Thank you for the giveaway.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
I have been a follower for a while now. :)

Quiltin' Sandy said...

I love Xmas Eve, all the preparations are done, time to relax and anticipate the beautiful day tomorrow.
Don't worry about being a Senior- I am one as well, it is quite painless and after all it is ONLY a number! Hugs, Sandy.

tpott said...

What I love most is the smell of cookies baking, twinkling lights. Also being a secret Santa for a family in our area. Merry! Merry! ;->

tpott said...

What I love most is the smell of cookies baking, twinkling lights. Also being a secret Santa for a family in our area. Merry! Merry! ;->

tpott said...

Oops! I'm also a new follower. ;->

Podunkpretties said...

Happy early B-day, I just happened upon this blog while doing a search, so I thought I'd join in the fun. The best part of the christmas season is the over pouring of kindness that you see. In general most people are kind, but even the biggest scrooge will offer up kindness during the season. Its truly a blessing to see this happen.

Kathy MacKie said...

For me it's all about the family. Thanks for your giveaway. Good luck on that Senior thing. Woot Woot

Kathy MacKie said...

I am a follower, congrat's on the milestone!

Marcia W. said...

Like Most: Spending time with all the family with 4 generations from my mother down to a 3 mo old grandniece here mid-day Christmas Eve.
Like Least: Injured my back so cannot do normal activities and in pain.
Thanks for the lovely giveaway to celebrate a milestone birthday. My late father used to say when we discussed aging and birthdays, "It beats the alternative." Happy Birthday to YOU!

Mimi said...

Fun idea for a birthday celebration!!
I like the holidays for relaxing and enjoying to my hearts content... whether it be quilting, cross country skiing, shovelling snow, baking and cooking.
I can't think of anything that I don't enjoy... because I try to avoid those things!!

Mimi said...

I am a follower.

robin said...

What I like least? Hearing Feliz Navidad on the radio.

robin said...

I blogged about this: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/12/giveaway-at-lavendar-quilts.html

robin said...

Already a follower! Happy birthday!!

Sallie said...

The thing I like the most - being with family; the thing I like the least - the cold weather. Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas! Happy birthday!

Lindsay said...

What I like most about the Holidays is the look on my kids faces Christmas morning. If I had to pick a least favorite, it would be the traffic around the city. Ugh!

Lindsay said...

I have blogged about the giveaway at fortheloveofcotton.blogspot.com

thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Lindsay said...

I am now a follower!!

James-Linda said...

FOLLOWING YOU!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

James-Linda said...

LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT CHRISTMAS-THE TRIM,THE TREE,THE LIGHTS,THE GIFTS,THE CAROLS,BUT MOST OF ALL THE CELEBRATION OF JESUS' BIRTHDAY ♥

Sonia said...

I like sharing the story of the birth of Christ (it's a tradition in my family)and spending time with family.

I don't like taking down all the decorations. :)

Thanks for the chance at this giveaway.

Hilachas said...

What I like most about Christmas is spending time with family. What I like the least is...ah...umm....I don't dislike anything about Christmas. I love it! Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway..

Hilachas said...

I am already a follower of your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway..

Michell said...

Happy Birthday for the 27th. What I like about holidays especially this year is spending time with family and this year my parents are coming here. What I don't like is the craziness at the supermarket.

Michell said...

I follow you

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Happy birthday!
My least favorite part of holidays is all the clutter of decorations in my house. I'm ready to take it all down and it isn't even Christmas yet. My favorite part is getting together with family and friends :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I am a regular follower :)

Anita said...

Awe, Happy Birthday and welcome to the world of discount coffee! =)

I think the thing I like the least about Christmas is the commercialism. I don't have a problem giving gifts, but people really spend a lot more money than they need too.

The thing I like most is spending time with family!

Thanks for a chance to win.

Anita said...

I'm a follower. =)

Caroline said...

I have become a follower!

Caroline said...

My favorite part of the season is getting together with family and eating all the yummy foods that we don't make any other time of the year. And this year, our daughter stepped up and decided to host it, and this is the first year that either one of my siblings has not been around, so mom & dad are all mine to take care of now.
The part that I don't care for, is the preparations....decorating ....because nobody else helps.

deserae said...

My favorite thing is spending time with family!

deserae said...

I am a follower! Happy birthday!

Desert Threads said...

What a fabulous idea for a give-away!
I'll be 62 on the 31st!

Barb said...

I love everything about Christmas - even the crazy shopping.

Catskill Quilter said...

Happy birthday to you! What I love most about Christmas, of course, is getting together with family.

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

babiesdoc said...

the best thing about christmas

COOKIES !

sue niven said...

Happy Birthday.
The best thing about Christmas are friends and family.

sue niven said...

I Have blogged about it.

elliek said...

Happy birthday Kris, have a wonderful day. I hate the heat of Christmas... brought up in UK am used to cold and snow not the Australian heat! Love to have my family around but this year tinged with missing one person.

Peggy said...

I love having all my family home for Christmas and I don;t like all the commercialism of Christmas.

Peggy said...

I enjoy making fudge with my granddaughter. I'm a follower.
Thanks for a chance.
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Peggy said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog.
Thanks for a chance.
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com/

Nancy Sue said...

My least favorite thing about the holidays is that is doesn't last longer. All the prep work with decorating the house, cooking the meal, wrapping gifts. And then, like your wedding...it's over all too quickly! Let's have Christmas all over again, next week. I guess this is why my mother would find me rewrapping my gifts when I was a little girl. Happy Holidays!

Nancy Sue said...

I am a follower...of you and reindeer!

Deb said...

Happy happy birthday!!! May you have many senior citizen discounts coming your way! LOL! I'd love to enter, and my best thing about Christmas is celebrating my Savior's birth with family who come to visit.