Wednesday, July 14, 2010

First mini Giveaway

In honor of the patio door and windows being installed at my condo today, I decided to start the mini giveaways to celebrate!

Today's giveaway will be Sandra Dallas' Alice's Tulips and a handmade item from these 2 coordinating FQs. I haven't decided what type of item I will make yet. Hmmm.... Maybe I will let the winner pick? That sounds good!

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Your options for the FQs will be a take along bag, a sock bag, a tool caddy or a thread catcher. Or you could just take the FQs and run. :)

This will be open to both US residents and International readers. All entries will also be counted for the BIG Giveaway or the International Giveaway.

I have also decided that I will pull the BIG Giveaway winner and then the International Giveaway winner and then the smaller prizes. I think that is fair so that someone winning a big prize doesn't have a chance to win a smaller prize. So this giveaway will be open until July 28th.

To enter, leave a comment and tell me what you would prefer. If you are an international commenter, please tell me that in your comment.

***No Reply Commenters will not be entered for any giveaway. If you don't hear from me for a confirmation, then you are a No Reply Commenter.***

I tried to take pictures of the windows and door when the guys were done today, but it was just too bright to see what things look like inside. I will take pics tonight and post them tomorrow. But I couldn't resist sharing this picture of Max. I think he has a new favorite place in the house!

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39 comments:

cameracrazychick said...

Awesome, thanks for the chance to win :) Hugs from NZ

Nancy said...

Congrats on the new door. Isn't it fascinating to watch them do that?
I would love to win this giveaway. Fabric and a book, what could be better. I think I would love a thread catcher. I just throw them on the floor!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

Oh how cool that you are getting new windows and door. I just cleaned mine and now they look brand new. lol!! I would love to win.

Mom said...

Max says,"What? We have a backyard?"

Winona said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. LOL I like the idea of a thread catcher too! I also throw mine in the floor. Then it gets all caught up in the wheels of my rolling swivel chair. You would think I would learn, wouldn't you? Winona

Janet said...

A new tote bag would be awesome to hold the book. ;) Our pets love the patio door. The outdoor cats like to look in also.

Ellyn said...

ooh I just read my first Sandra Dallas novel & would love to read another! Met her at Quilt Festival in Houston last year & she was so nice. Love your tool caddy! Very clever

elizabeth said...

IT LOOKS LIKE MAX IS SAYING I WANT TO GO OUT AND PLAY MOM CAN WE CAN WE? I WOULD LOVE TO BE IN THE GIVE A WAY. I THINK A THREAD CATCHER WOULD BE WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED. I THROW MY THREADS ON THE FLOOR UNTIL THEY LOOK REALLY BAD THEN PICK THEM UP BEFORE USING THE VACCUUM

quiltin cntrygrl said...

My Kitties did the same thing in the new house.. The fabric is great and I have been looking at Sandras books online today. This sock bag you speak of sounds interesting.. smiles. Give max lovies for me.

Libby said...

Those pups are going to love sitting in the sunshine!! I am not going to enter this giveaway (cause I am going to win the big one) not really, I already own that book so I will be a sweet girl and let someone else win!! But, next time...look out!

Deanna said...

Hope you are loving your new door and windows. Let's see--if I won I would have to ask for a tool caddy. When you have shared pictures of those they look so handy. Thanks for the chance.

Regina said...

When I was little I used to grab my books and curl up in the sun by the door in the winter to read... this looks like that kind of spot! FQ and run!! :-)

swirlc said...

Max looks so happy in the sum looking out at the world, it's so hot here we keep our blinds drawn in the summer but I love having the sun pour in the windows in the winter time. IF you don't pull my name for the BIG prize, I would love one of your tool caddys. It would be an extra special treat because YOU made it!

Tracy said...

I'm reading that very book now, got it from the bookmobile but I would love to have it as my own.
And those FQ's are pretty!

Sandi said...

Pretty fabric! It would look great as a sock bag to carry my knitting projects to work. Great choice of books, too. Congratulations on the new windows and door. I'm sure you'll realize a big difference in your heating and cooling bills.

scottylover said...

Hmmm, I would love a thread catcher! I have one and it is always in the other room when I need it! I have read Alice's Tulips and liked it. Would love to read it again!

Sandy A

Jen said...

Wow, a book and a goodie, what an awesome giveaway! I would love to have a tool caddy. The funny thing is, my two kitties have been staring out our sliding glass door since we moved here two weeks ago! Hours of enertainment!

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Look at that tail wagging! Lucky Max. Can't wait to see the rest of the window photos!

Donna said...

So nice to have a new door and windows! If I win, let's see, I think I would like the tool caddy!

Becca Quilts said...

Great prizes. I'd love a tool caddy. :-).

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the new windows! Tool caddy for me please :) Glad to hear Max likes his new view!

call me crazy said...

What a nice giveaway. Tool caddy for me too~ love it! Thanks for the chance! :-)

Shellie said...

I love Regina's tool caddy so that is what I would like to have for my very own made by Jilly.
Max should do Pet Smart Ads.

SewCalGal said...

Max seems to like the new windows! Your giveaway sounds great. Please count me in. I've not read this author and would like to give her a try. Thanks for the opportunity, plus letting me know about her.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Peg said...

Another chance to win something!!! I can hardly contain myself - what Ireally need is a thread catcher. Blessings from Canada

Artygal/Lalheg said...

Laura from the UK here. I was spoilt for choice, but if I were lucky enough to win, I think I'd go for the thread catcher

Thanks for the giveaway

Michele said...

Cool! I'd pick the sock bag - in hopes it would inspire me to actually START learning how to knit socks!!

Quilting_Chris said...

Love the new windows. Don't they make a huge difference.

I would pick the thread catcher because I am tired of picking up little pieces of thread.

PunkiePie said...

Add me to this one too!

Mimi said...

I would love a huge bay window... lucky you! Now about this awesome giveaway... I would love a thread catcher, have been wanting to make one (one of these days...) Thanks for the chance!

SheilaC said...

Thanks for a chance to win!! I would love the FQ..... :)

SHeilaC

quiltmom said...

Jill,
Those are some pretty fat quarters that you are sharing with the world.
I have read Alice's tulips and loved it so its fat quarters for me.
Sending you a big thank you from Western Canada.
Regards,
Anna

Patty said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would like the take along bag.

jaycad said...

I'd love the tool caddy please, as I've never had anyone make anything for me.
The book looks wonderful too and I'd love to read it.
Please let me know if I'm a 'no reply' commentor as I have no idea...

ledamewood said...

I havent' read this book and would love to. And I'd like a tool caddy.

deserae said...

Lol I just entered the other similar giveaway and I would pick the same thing! A thread catcher! :)

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!
Doina from Romania

Marcia said...

A take along bag would be nice. Lovely fabric.

Nancy Sue said...

Thank you for offering these giveaways. I have to admit I feel a bit guilty entering them :)You are too generous. I would love to have the fat quarters just as fat quarters :)
Congrats on your new windows and door. The poochies think it was done just for them and their new sunbathing area!
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