Friday, December 9, 2011

Prize 1 of the Blog Party

It's time to start!!  Click here for the complete list of participating blogs!

Welcome to my blog!!  Am so glad you stopped by to visit during the Blog Party! Since your time is precious as you're checking out the over 200 blogs, I'll be brief!

Here's the first prize:
Chickadees, cardinals and holly!!  Oh, my!!
This cute little bundle is a Ten-Minute Table Runner, complete with complimentary fabrics and instructions.  Believe me, you can whip one of these babies up before Christmas dinner!  I usually add simple embellishments like buttons or yo-yo's to give it that extra  special touch.  Made one for my parents this year--will post a picture when I finish sewing on the special buttons.

To participate in the drawing for this prize, please post a comment on either December 10 or by midnight December 11.  Just for fun, please include in your comment your favorite hand-made gift you've either given or received.  Make sure I can contact you by e-mail if your is number is randomly selected on December 12, when a new prize will be posted!  Please come again on Monday and see what you can win!

Hope you win lots of great quilty stuff this week!  Thanks, again, for stopping by!

58 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just received a cute crochet coffee cup on a saucer - it's to set you cup in to keep your beverage warm - just too cute and original.

Ana e os Viraventos said...

I love to make notebook covers to give to my family!

AlessandraLace said...

I really love handmade gifts. I received a cut laceknitting shawl and I love it. thank you for this chance. I have a giveaway too. hugs

Michell said...

I gave a table runner that i myself absolutely loved and it was hard giving..;)

Robin in New Jersey said...

My mom made a quilt for our 20th wedding anniversary. It's till on our bed 9 years later!

Sue Daurio said...

My favorite hand made gift received was an Afghan made by my Aunt, 35 years ago. I still have it and cherish it. Thanks for the chance to win

SandyFromNJ said...

I know they're small, but I like making reading glass sleeves.

Pattilou said...

I just received a cute little wallet as a surprise from a fellow quilter and blogger. Fun!

Nicole said...

I made a quilt for my husband, while I was sewing on it I took a break, took a pregnancy test, positive! That quilt will always be my favorite because of that memory!

Eileen said...

My favorite is the quilt made by my great-grandmother for my dad's 5th birthday in 1929 ~ he gave it to me a few years ago! He said he remembers his grandmother quilting and really hated it when a new spool of thread came into the house ~ it was his job to then thread ALL the needles onto the spool so they could just grab a needle and cut off a hunk of thread and start quilting!

gill said...

This year I'm making table runners for my sisters!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Lee D said...

I love the wooden sign my brother made me in his Grade 7 shop class that says "Lee's Room". I now have it hanging in my quilting room.

Teresa said...

My favorite handmade gift that I like to give are the knitted washcloth/dishcloths. In fact that is what I am giving away on my blog.

mtnquiltr said...

I made an I Spy quilt for my two little GDs. They haven't got it yet, and I can't wait to see how they like it!

Sheila said...

My favorite gift to give was a quilt for my grandchild .Thanks for the chance to win

JoyceLM said...

A whole tablerunner in only 10 minutes? I have to win this. Thanks for the giveaway.

Debra said...

I never have receives a hand made gift!

Rosa said...

A quilt to my sister,she was very surprised and excited and I received socks made by my mother in law.

SewLindaAnn said...

My favorites that I gave were crocheted afghans for 2 great friends of mine.

karamino said...

My favorite hand made gift received was adorable Tilda doll) Thank you!

Becky said...

My favorite handmade gift is the quilt my MIL made for me years ago before I even thought of becoming a quilter myself.

Shannon said...

Thanks for the fun giveaway! The best handmade gift I ever received (am still receiving) is one valentines quilt block every year on valentines day from my mom.

Sallie said...

My favorite is a blue and white quilt that I made for my son. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Sandra :) said...

My oldest son made a (hideous! HIDEOUS!) dinosaur ornament in junior kindergarten - he painted it mud green and glued a crooked google eye on it. Oh how I love and treasure and safeguard that wondrous ornament! And oh how he grumbles when I carefully unpack it each year, LOL!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love making scarves for people and quilts, of course. :)

Catskill Quilter said...

My faborite handmade gift is a muslin angel that my Mom sewed, and handpainted for the top of our Christmas tree. I love it, and of course it reminds me of my Mom.

RobbieJoy said...

I made my first quilt ever last month and gave it to my brand-new nephew the day he was born. He looks so beautiful wrapped in it. ( He was beautiful anyway, though :))

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

My favourite handmade gift would have to be the teacher quilt I made my daughter's kindy teacher.. she retired this year, so we got all the kids in the class to decorate a 6.5" calico square which I then put together with some simple sashing. It turned out beautifully and she was very emotional when I presented it to her at the end of year Kindy concert.

Marilyn said...

I have a beautiful hand embroidered and beaded angel Christmas decoration made by a friend. I love having it out each year to admire again and again.

Anja said...

What a great give-away! I really like the fabrics.

greetings from Holland,
Anja.

Janet said...

Handmade gifts are great and I've made lots of them. I am really pleased with the bag I made my daughter for her birthday last month and I think she was pretty pleased too. Thanks for a chance to win your quick table runner kit.

Lisa Marie said...

The best handmade gift I ever got was my wedding dress, made by my MIL.

SJSM said...

My brother made me a giant cutting board from maple. He had made it in shop class in high school and I treasure it for its beauty as well as the loving care he put into it.

Rochelle said...

I just finished a double wedding ring table runner for my sister for Christmas. My first double wedding ring and I am quite impressed with it. Great giveaway.

Jennifer said...

i've made a "through the years" quilt this year for my grandparents, def my have

Linda V said...

My favorite gift I have given is a birdhouse quilt as a super-duper surprise for my friend Patti. The pic and story can be read here:

http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/2011/10/true-friend-and-finish.html

Thanks for the giveaway chance!
Linda

groetjes Willeke said...

Last year I made a quilt for my daugther. She was going to Sweden for 6 months. And it can be verry cold out there, and I was making sure she was warm enough. Greeting Willeke from Holland

Ella said...

Oooo...my bff has a thing for birds, and I get invited to her big holiday celebrations. I would make it for her!
I've been making pouches and lapquilts for friends and family this year.

barb's creations said...

I love to make table runners and cloth dolls :) Barb.

Lynnie said...

Favorite gift received a QUILT of course!! I love to give quilts too. Although we have a homestead so I love to give away honey from our hives as welL!

Pippa Parsons said...

I made a poinsettia table runner for my mum and it was sooooooooo hard to give it away, I still love looking at it now

beaquilter said...

great give away, I make lots of stuff to give away.... last year for my mom's 60th birthday I made a quilt with shites in the blocks for guests at her party to write her a note or just sign it, she loved it

Quiltin' Sandy said...

My best handmade gift was a wedding quilt for my grandson. :)
Merry Xmas from Sandy. :)

Christine M said...

It's hard to pick just one gift I have made but I love it when the recipient loves and appreciates their gift. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Missy said...

My favorite handmade gift is the gorgeous applique quilt that my grandmother made soon after I was born. It was made from a kit and is applique pink roses on a pristine white background. It has my name embroidered on it and when I was born. It has been well cared for and still beautiful!

Lydia said...

Best handmade gift was the pair of hand knit socks my daughter made me for Christmas.

Barbara said...

I've made lots of quilts as gifts.

Kay Stephenson said...

I love that cardinal (or as my in-laws call them "red birds") on the fabric bundle. I think one of my favorite projects was a baby quilt I designed especially for a friend. You can see it here. http://stitchingtimes.blogspot.com/2011/07/another-baby-boy-quilt.html

bohemiannie! art said...

The favorite hand made gift I've ever given was a quilt that I began before my daughter was born and finished the year she turned 25!!!

JustPam said...

I have made some quilts for gifts that blessed the giver and much as the receiver.

Mhairi said...

I love this fabric. The best gift I ever made was a knitting bag for my sister. I wish I had made one for me at the same time. It had so many pockets and useful areas.

Dix said...

I just received a beautiful ribbon embroidered padded mirror.

das said...

We made my mother a Marylin Monroe clock for her 50's style kitchen, because she couldn't find a clock she liked anywhere. She loved it!

Kritta22 said...

My favorite gift is a surprise baby blanket I just received in the mail!

Mrs.Pickles said...

thank you for the chance to win Once i received a angel made of wheat it was huge and cute

hueisei said...

The fabrics so lovely. Thx for the chance to win ^^v

Connie said...

My husband made me a wooden bench for out on our porch, I just love it!

Nanbon44 said...

so cute,