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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday giveaway..... with a little extra something

Do you like gift cards? How would you like a $20.00 gift card to Barnes & Noble?  Then you'll want to enter my new (and long overdue) giveaway and perhaps you'll be the one to win it.
In this giveaway I wanted to give a gift that everyone can use and I'm sure that you can find something fun there to treat yourself to.

The $20.00 Barnes & Noble gift card will come in a little handmade gift card holder (yes, I made it)  that you can keep, or reuse to give a gift card to someone on your list. (yes, you can even re-gift this gift card - I won't tell).


This is to help celebrate the 4th birthday of QuiltingGallery.com the host of the Blog Hop Party. Happy 4th Michele and thanks for throwing the party!  There are oodles of other fabulous blogs participating in the Blog Hop Party with oodles of other great giveaways. Click here or over on the link box to the right for the Blog Hop Party to join in if you want to have fun hopping around.
But wait there's more......

Also for this giveaway there will be a second place winner. The second place winner will receive a stack pack of 35 100% Wool 5"squares, after all, this is a blog about creative pursuits.
p.s. just so you know, Woolfelt by National Nonwovens is made in the U.S.A. Hooray for that.
If you're not a stitcher or you don't want to win the Woolfelt charm pack just put a note in your comment and we'll draw another winner. 



So how do you win one of these giveaway prizes? All you have to do is answer the question  "what is your favorite part of the Christmas season" That's it. I'm not going to make you jump through a bunch of hoops.  You do need to post your answer on this (Dec. 9th) post but you have until Dec. 17th to do so. The winners will be chosen by random and announced Dec. 18th. 
Good luck and be sweet and share this event with your friends. If this is your first visit to my blog welcome and read on there's more........


An extra little something for all of my creative friends.....
I put a free download on my site for the instructions on how to make these holiday napkins ties. They're easy and you still have plenty of time to make them to add a cute little accent to your holiday table or to give as a gift.  Click here to get the free project download.
holly and sleigh bell napkins tie
gift box napkin ties

 Now I have to go get busy in the studio with some Christmas gifts I'm making and finish trimming the tree.  Have fun and savor the moments of the Christmas season - Linda





145 comments:

Kwiltsfl said...

So many things to love about the Christmas season! I really love Christmas lights - both those on our tree and those in the Victoria Park neighborhood where they vie for the best display. Thank you for having a give-away!

Jen said...

Great giveaway! I love the pattern. Hmm...where can I get some wool? ;) My favorite thing about Christmas is the music! Luckily, my husabnd loves christmas music too, so I don't drive him crazy! Have a great weekend!

QuilterLaura said...

I think it's midnight mass...it is beautiful and really sets the tone for the following day. Thx for the giveaway!

Quiltten said...

What a great giveaway! I would like either gift. I love Christmas lights and I love to drive around and look at all the decorated houses. It makes them look so cheery and bright. And I love to listen to all the Christmas songs. Thank you.

Karen said...

This is a lovely give away. Thank you. I always enjoy watching children open their gifts - love the delight on their faces!
I would love to win the wool squares.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am just starting to work with wool - lovely bundle. I love the holiday music.

Janet said...

When you first start putting up the decorations because your home inside and out becomes transformed.

iluvmybugs said...

My favorite part of the Christmas season is getting to enjoy all the ornaments collected through the years...brings back lots of fun memories. Thanks for a chance to win your generous giveaways.

JCnNC said...

Has to be the music - one station in Raleigh starts playing Christmas music on November 1st. We never get tired of it. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. I love all your giveaways. Judy C

Sue Daurio said...

My favorite part of Christmas these days is the Christmas sewing. I've been sewing for siblings, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews for about 5 years now. It has become my favorite part of the holidays

Joanie's Quilts said...

The best part of Christmas is spending time with my family! Fun eating! Seeing! the delight in people's eyes when they open your gift! Also love all the Christmas movies. Watched one last evening called The Christmas Child, the movie is based on a Max Lucado book.

CynthiaT59 said...

My favorite part of the season is getting together with family.

Thanks!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Great give a way and I love your paper doll patterns. My favorite part of the holidays is Christmas eve dinner with friends a 25 year tradition.

Pattilou said...

My favorite part of the season is the music. I would love to win the card for B&N, but I'd pass on the wool.

Kelly said...

love my kids coming home! thanks for the giveaway chance!

Teresa said...

My favorite part of the Christmas season is when our family is together.

Emily H. said...

There are so many things I like about Christmastime! I love the breath that it gives to people the best I think. We go all year worrying about our lives and needing to do this and that. Christmas comes along, and as long as you don't get stressed about it, it turns into a time of friendship and caring. It gets people out of the house and together for fun. It's like a beautiful vacation from your own mind. Thank you for this opportunity! The pattern is adorable and I would be so happy with either prize!!

Chiska said...

What a terrific giveaway! My favorite thing is singing around the Christmas tree in the dark.

JoyceLM said...

My favorite part of the Christmas season is getting together with family. We're scattered around the country so it's wonderful when we can all meet up. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Monica said...

The best part of the season is just getting to spend quality time with my family. I have a son that is supposed to be home from Iraq before Christmas. I've heard no official word on exactly when but I am still very thankful for it.

Lindsay Conner said...

I think that wool felt looks awesome! I am exciting about making some Christmas cookies and trading them with friends :)

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

my favorite part of the Christmas season is that everyone is just a little nicer and a little happier :)

Debra said...

I love looking at all the decorated houses! Coming in second never looked so good!

SewLindaAnn said...

I like that people seem to smile more when they're out and about and start conversations in the stores and stuff.

Becky said...

Wonderful giveaway! I have a Nook and would love the gift card to purchase additional books. Love your wool, too! My favorite part of the Christmas holiday is Mass with my family and friends on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas!

Mommarock said...

My favorite part of the holiday season is spending time with family and friends.

Shannon said...

I would love to win those wool felt squares!! My favorite parts of Christmas are going to see the lights/luminarios and going to church with my family. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Sallie said...

My favorite part is playing games with my family. I would love to win the felt and gift card. Thanks for your generosity! Merry Christmas!

Mary-Ellen Ransom said...

What a wonderful gift...I can't resist quilting magazines! My favorite part of the holidays is The Nutcracker season as my daughter is a dancer. It is such a whirlwind of excitement after all that preparation! Kind of like finishing a quilt!!!

Jessica said...

Wow, both prizes are fantastic - I'd be grateful to win either one!! I spend a lot of time at Barnes and Noble ;)
My favorite part of Christmas is actually the days leading up to it. Everyone's in a good mood and people are getting together, wrapping presents, just spending time with family, etc. :)

Catskill Quilter said...

Both prizes are wonderful. I am happy that I found your blog! And Merry Christmas!

RobbieJoy said...

My favorite part of Christmas is getting to spend time with my husband. We work different shifts but we both have off for 2 weeks at Christmas.

Francine said...

Hi there and Merry Christmas! My favorite part of Christmas is the calm quiet after the kids have opened their gifts and made a mess and are snoozing all around the Christmas tree!

ballardquilter said...

the lights
rhaun@clear.net

cajamk said...

The best part of Christmas is being with my mom & sons just relaxing after all the presents are unwrapped and a big dinner eaten. Telling funny family stories. The giveaway is great.

Pat said...

My favorite part of Christmas is watching the grandkids open their gifts - even if I have to skype to do it!

Rhonda P. said...

Best part is definitely spending time with the family. This year my niece and her family. It has been almost 2 years.

Nancy said...

Cooking and celebrating the Holidays with Family. I would love to win the Wool Pack such a nice pretty stack!

Have a Lovely Holiday!

Nancy

Anja said...

What I love about the Christmas season is all the beautiful Christmassongs. To listen to them and to sing them. And also to decorate the house.
I really love the wool squares.
Greetings from Holland,
Anja.

Anonymous said...

I love all of it - the shopping for gifts, making home-made gifts, decorating the tree, the christmas songs, the lights, the food, the gathering of friends and loved ones, all of the hugs, the Blog Hop Party. All of it. Your giveways. What a nice gift to offer us. Thank you and I hope your Christmas is very special.
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Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

tpott said...

I love the smells, fresh cut pine trees, cookies baking, peppermint sticks and cool clean air. I also love all the twinkling lights on the houses and trees. Thanks for your generous giveaway. ;->

Lisa Marie said...

I love seeing my faraway family at Christmas time! And making and giving quilty gifts.

Marjorie said...

I like time with family, eating, watching football and relaxing for a couple days.

~Karen said...

Oh, Christmas, my favorite time of year. What I like most would have to be the feeling of joy and comfort that Christmas day embodies. I love waking up Christmas morning having my cup of coffee and sitting with my sweetie opening presents from Santa! Yes he still visits us! ;)
We must behave somewhat good all year.

Jennifer said...

I love the happy holiday cheer that people seem to get -- hate the hustle and bustle of cranky people though!

Sandy H said...

So many parts of the season are my favorite! But I have to say, I always enjoy hosting our annual open house and gathering a bunch of family and friends from all of our different circles together, and feeding them bunches! Just had said party last night, in fact. It's work, but such enjoyable work! Thanks for the giveaway!
Sandy
www.quiltingfortherestofus.com

Linda V said...

I really love Christmas carols! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
Linda
http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

Denise said...

The music and the way the snow makes everything look clean and new.

groetjes Willeke said...

Nice give away. My favorite time during this season is to sit cosy and warm in my livingroom white my DH en childeren and enyoing some quilting and the nice christmas tree, and hot coco.
Greeting Willeke from Holland

Ella said...

My favorite part is visiting my family up North and seeing a real white Christmas. (and not really having to drive in it for months.)

Lynnie said...

wow.. favorite part of the season.. togetherness, family, communion with friends and family!
Merry Christmas and thanks so much for the opportunity to win your lovely gift!

beaquilter said...

nice give away

Missy said...

My favorite part of Christmas is simply being together with family. I don't care if we have gifts or food or what..but that is nice too. It is family being together that makes Christmas special to me.

I love both gifts and would be grateful to win either. Thanks so much.

elizabethdee said...

What a lovely giveaway -- thank you!
My favorite part of the season is getting to see people who live elsewhere but travel here for the holidays.

Lydia said...

oooo...great giveaways! Favorite part of Christmas is the family home for the holidays. Miss them so much as they are spread out far and wide. Happy Holidays!

bohemiannie! art said...

My favorite part of the season?!? opening presents!!!

JustPam said...

I love spending time with family the most.

Mhairi said...

Favourite part of the festive season is spending time with family.

Dona said...

My favorite part is being with the family and watching how happy the grandkids are. I love both items!

Dix said...

"what is your favorite part of the Christmas season" My favorite part is contemplating how huge Christ's birth was as an event. It's what I think about during all of my Christmas activities.

wlstarn said...

Having my daughter come home for a few days. The past few years, her boyfriend has dropped by as well, but this year he is her fiance' (when did she get old enough to get married?), and I will also get to spend a day with her for dress fittings.

Marcia W. said...

I love looking at our Christmas tree at night when the lights make it sparkle, the smell of treats baking, and the excitement of the little grandnieces as they sing Jesus Loves Me. Lots of great things to love about the holiday.

das said...

Always loved getting gifts for my mom. She loved all things crafty and had the best reactions. Being with my family.

Jsoosay said...

My favorite part is our family's Christmas Eve fondue dinner.

Bright Angel said...

My favorite part of the Christmas season is spending lots of time with family! :) Thank you for the chance to win. :)

Janine said...

My favourite part of Christmas is having all my children home at once. Love the felt btw :)

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

I just love it all, the music, being with family and going to Christmas Eve Service

Carly said...

Neat giveaway! I love spending extra time with family and friends at Christmastime. :)

Needled Mom said...

I love listening to the great Christmas music while preparing for Christmas.

Your napkin decor is adorable!

Mom C said...

The lights, the music and the great feeling. I love the love that is just floating around. It is a magical time of year. Thanks

SJSM said...

First and foremost is spending the day(s) with our newly wed daughter and husband. Then all of us getting together and cooking, baking and playing games. The memories of Christmas past are in our decorating and the future is in our acts that bind us together.

Hilachas said...

My favorite part of the Christmas season is getting together with family and sharing the love. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Maria Kievit said...

Seeing the kids open up the presents so lovingly made or bought is always the highlight of my Christmas.

Kathy said...

My favorite part of Christmas season is driving around on Friday date nights with my husband and 4-year old son looking at Christmas lights.

Quilting Mama said...

I think my favorite part of the season is the wonderful music. It's every where I go and I love it all!

Back Porch Extras said...

My favorite part of the Christmas season are the beautiful lights and decorations. I love making gifts for family and friends.
Merry Christmas!
Stash Away, Stash Away, Stash All!!

Aimee said...

Oo I like your giveaway! A person can pick a quilting book they are really interested in trying!

I love all the warm foods during this season. I like eating soups and stews. I like to leave my crockpot going all day. Most of all I like hot chocolate :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I like Barnes and Noble a lot - mainly because they serve Tazo Chai Tea Lattes. :) But if I win could I please win second place because as much as I like B&N I love, love, love wool!!! Thanks so much for the pattern - these will be fun to make. blessings, marlene

Kathy H said...

My favorite part of the holidays is having extra time to visit with friends and family. I really enjoy seeing everyone's lights too.

Tina said...

Spending time with family and friends. My little GS are loving the lights it is so fun watching them.mMerry Christmas!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great giveaway....wow!

sandrascraftcorner said...

Love driving around looking at the christmas lights in the evenings with the hubbie.

Cherise said...

Hello! Thanks for a great giveaway! I'm a new follower! I like the joy and spirit of the season! Happy Holidays! :)

Lisa Cox said...

I love the smell of the holiday season. All those pines.

Carrie P. said...

My favorite part of the season is just spending time with my family. It can sometimes be hard to be together during the year.
If I were to win I would love the wool.
thanks for a chance and for the little patterns.
Merry Christmas!

Connie said...

My favorite part is getting together with family! What a great giveaway, either gift is fantastic! Thanks!

Nanbon44 said...

my favorite part of Christmas is my grand kids, making gingerbread houses with them, watching them decorate the tree, and opening their gifts..

Rhonda G said...

Love those wool squares.
I love seeing all the lights.
Thanks for the oppt. to enter.

sammyjo said...

my favourit part of christmas is when everything goes quite after dinner and me and the family start playing silly games and just enjoying the night together and this year its even better because i have my own little one for extra christmas cuddles!

Purl Buttons said...

My favorite part of Christmas is Christmas Eve. Our family sits around the tree, enjoys special treats selected an prepared by my husband. Then we watch a movie together. This year it will be Elf.
I hope I win the felt. I am 3 hours away from a Barnes and Noble and we only come out of the mountains every couple of months.

Katie said...

I love Christmas music.

Jennifer Gail said...

I love everything about it. Lately I've been on this roll watching some of the old black and white Christmas movies. Last night it was Christmas In Connecticut Thanks

Anne said...

This might sound kind of crazy, but I like the hustle and bustle. The whole feel of the holiday season is a little different than usual. Being busy with shopping, decorating, cooking, and attending special church services helps folks temporarily forget about everyday concerns and problems. Hope that makes sense!

By the way, I'd love to have that fat stack of wool squares!

Angela Moore said...

I love to go to the mall during the season to see the decorations.
And I love to play Christmas songs on the piano.

Angela said...

Love to shop the malls and see the decorations. Thank you for the giveaway.

DonnaRae said...

Family getting together is my fav part of the holidays.

Thanks for the free tag tutorial.

Thanks for the chance to win!

ritainalaska said...

i love all the holiday music! elvis is singing carols as i blog hop! love your tags and the felt bundle! thanx for the opportunity to win!

Desi @ Wee Share said...

what a nice giveaway!

I just like getting to spend time with my family. And, I love giving gifts and making others fell happy :)

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

marth225 said...

I love giving gifts especially to the little ones

Kylie said...

I love the holiday music- not most of the pop stuff but the church hymns like O Come, O Come Emmanuel. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

KellyS said...

I love getting together with family and watching my children open their gifts.

Maxine said...

I just love spending the WHOLE day with my family. Happy holidays. thank you for the very nice giveaway.

Kess said...

I love spending time with my family and the Christmas lights. Also, we get together with another family and make Christmas cookies, something we've been doing together since I was 2 or 3!
Thanks for the giveaway!
kessilari(at)gmail (dot) com

Anya said...

I love the fact that my son comes home from college! Thanks for the chance!

Lyn said...

My favorite part is making Gingerbread houses with my Grand children

Melissa said...

I can't decide, it's a tie between spending time with loved ones / listening to holiday music / eating cookies / see holiday lights! Thanks for a great giveaway chance! Happy Holidays!

Andee said...

I think it is just slowing down for a few days and enjoying my grown children!

SassyCathy said...

My favorite part of the season is - AFTER the party's are over, the presents are opened, the food has been eaten, and my P.J.'s are on - lights are low and the tree lights are glowing - all are happy and contented - and you can breathe easy.
That is the favorite part to me.
:)
Cathy Byrd
byrd@gulftel.com

lrdesignsquilting.com said...

This year it's having our college age daughter home for a couple of weeks! Love B&N and my Nook! Thanks for the chance to win!

Peggy said...

Tne Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert at Temple Square.

The Sleepy Dreamer said...

I love the time with family, enjoying each other's company, and laughing around the table. Also the amazing food. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

Carolyn said...

Goodness Gracious! Who wouldn't love a gift card from Barnes and Noble. I could definitely see some new quilty magazines coming home with me. :0)

There are so many things I love about the Christmas season, but being with my son, daughter in LOVE and my precious buglets(grandbabies 3 and 4) would have to be at the top of the list. They are my heart and soul and I love every moment I can spend with them and soak up all that buglet sugar!

I love the twinkling lights and all the special baking, too.

Thank you for the chance at your wonderful giveaway! :0)

Julie said...

What a wonderful give away. Thank you.

Heather said...

I love decorating the house and sitting in the evening with the twinkle lights all around. But my favorite is opening the Christmas stockings and laughing at all the silly things inside. It one tradition that my grown children say "makes" Christmas for them.

B Greene said...

My favorite part of this Christmas season will be having my college student son home for three weeks!! We have missed him! Both of your giveaway offerings would be so appreciated!!!! We love to read and felt is my fave! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

My favourite part of the Christmas season is the smiles. Yup - simple as that!

Deb said...

My favorite part is family coming into town to visit! Thank you for the giveaway (I'd prob not to be able to use the wool.)

Trish said...

I love being with family and friends. I would LOVE the wool!

Gwen said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is all the fun parties and gathering together of friends and family.. Joy and goodwill just seem to be everywhere! Christmas is my favorite time of the year! I wish a very merry Christmas to you and your family! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

java diva said...

OMG I've never seen anyone bling up their machine, fun!!
My favorite thing is the food. I am all about the food!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My favorite part of the Christmas season is getting together with friends and family. Always so much to share. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Dana Gaffney said...

My favorite is when my daughter comes home. We wrap all of the presents together, talking and laughing and since it's a necessary part of Christmas, I don't feel like I need to jump up and get something else done. A little island of fun. Thanks.

If Toys Could Talk said...

My favorite part of the Christmas season has to be my children's excitement about it. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Mary C said...

I just love to create gifts for Christmas. This year some are getting homemade gifts from my kitchen and others are getting gifts from my quilting room. Fun, fun, fun!

Lori said...

A very generous giveaway.

Happy Holidays!

crafter1953 said...

Hi, Happy Holiday to you and yours, my favorite is when the whole family gets together for that second time of the year.

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

SHaring Christmas with persond who do not have any family left has been a great joy to our family.
THnaks you for such a nice give away

Barbara said...

Of course, the family gathering!
Thanks...

NancyM said...

I love everything about Christmas but the best is spending time with loved ones.

thanks for the napkin tie pattern and for hosting this giveaway. Happy Holidays to you.

Laine said...

I love all the extra family time we have together. Thank you for this fantastic giveaway.

Merry Christmas
lsandes@comcast.net

Judi said...

I love all the decorations, the smell of fresh pine & cinnamon, and lots of family time :)

Judith said...

My favorite part of Christmas is singing Carols with all my heart and soul thrown in. I am terribly tone deaf and love to sing. I used to join every choir I could until it was obvious I was pulling everyone off key.

Still, I love to sing.

Mippy said...

Hi!
I love to giiiiive for the Christmas season! It's one of my most favorite parts of the Christmas season! :)
Thanks for the chance!
~Mippy :)
bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Nancy Sue said...

We are all winners! Thank you for the pattern on the napkin ties. I'm going to use them for incentive pieces for my 4 yr old son. Thank you for participating in the blog hop. You have something for everyone!! Favorite thing about Christmas is the church community and it's outreach, especially during the holidays!

Deanne said...

I love the lights at Christmas. I grew up in the Kansas City area and always loved going to the Plaza to see the lights. I live too far away to visit those lights so now I enjoy the driving in my community and checking out all the beautiful lighted displays of my friends and neighbors.

Thearica said...

2 of my hearts delights!

barnes and Noble and wool!!

My mother in law and I go to the barnes and Noble at least 6 times a year just to sit and read together... and me and hubby go every chance we get!!

Merry Christmas santa!

Thearica said...

My favorite thing about Christmas is the chicken hash over hot biscuits at my mother in laws for Christmas breakfast!

Peggy said...

I love to make cookies with my granddaughter during the Christmas holidays.
Thanks for a chance to win.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

Peggy said...

I love to make cookies with my granddaughter during the Christmas holidays.
Thanks for a chance to win.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

Diane Wild said...

Christmas favorites include giving homemade gifts and making and receiving cards. Love the giveaway and thank you for the downloads. I'm a wool felt nut and reader so both giveaways are right up my ally. Merry Christmas from Minnesota.

Cat said...

I like making things for people: homemade gifts (I'm a woodworker too), the baking I leave around town to friends & family, the Christmas music & lights on the tree. Most of all I like having peaceful relaxing time with my family when no one has a schedule to keep (activities, work, sports). Thanks for your generosity & Merry Christmas.

Cat said...

I forgot to say, I think your little gift card holder is adorable.

VickiT said...

My favorite part of the holidays is the chance to see all our kids; at least we hope that all 4 of them can come home. That doesn't always happen but it's great to see any of them that can make it. After that it's the wonderful Christmas music that I've been known to listen to before Thanksgiving even. Hubby always gives me a hard time about that. lol

Thank you for the great giveaway. I hope you and your family have a great Christmas and holiday season.

Kelly said...

The joy, the cheer, the spirit!

Thanks for the chance to win
Kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

Cindy said...

I love getting together with family when we have the opportunity and I love listening to Christmas music. I really enjoy the radio stations that go to 24hr Christmas programming. Thanks for the opportunity!