Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Birthday Giveaway!







Another birthday.....how can this be? Time goes by so fast and now I'm another whole year older. Seems like my last birthday was 'just yesterday.' Well, let's make the best of it...how about a present? I learned from my friend, Jim, that it's quite fun to give someone else a present on your own birthday....so guess what....since I can't give you all one...I'll give one of you something and you'll just have to enjoy it enough for everyone!

I was born on October 18, 1944.....so on October 18, 2011, my 67th birthday, one of you will win this pincushion.....hope you like pink/lavender/blue! I made this using a glass candlestick, some dyed lace and a few embroidery stitches. Click on the photos to see close-ups. On the top is a covered button with a beaded flower and beaded edges. And, at the base is a bow with a beaded flower and leaves. Oh...and it's wool. It was fun to make and I hope the winner enjoys it.

Also in the Giveaway is a vintage cross-stitch tea towel. I think it looks pretty good with the pincushion....some industrious person could make a little sewing kit out of it...or just enjoy it as it is. There's a bead bracelet....in matching colors and a nice card. Well, I had that box of cards, none of them looked 'birthday' to me....but I love stamps and the colors looked good with the rest of the giveaway items. I think it says 'thinking of you.' Which, of course, I am!

What do you think? You want to win it? Well, around 10:00 p.m. on my birthday, next Tuesday, I'll have the old navy man choose the winner and I'll notify you then. So....go ahead....leave a comment on this post. No matter where you live on this planet...I'll get it to you should you win it! Be sure to give me a way to get in touch with you.

When I announce the winner on Tuesday night, I will also be showing you a present I received 'way back there' when I was fifty-five. It might even make you laugh...which would be a really, really GOOD thing.....so comment away...and I'll be back with you then!!! take care, pat

87 comments:

Erin in MI said...

Wow Pat, you are waaaay too generous!! And look, I'm the first commenter, that has to be lucky! LOL I love your pincushions, I hope I get lucky enough to win this one :)

Mary said...

I always believed it is better to give than to receive! What a wonderful gesture you are making by giving away those beautiful items. I always hate to part with things I make, but once I do, it makes me feel so good. Like Erin said, you are way too generous! Have a wonderful birthday next week.

Karen Burke said...

Such a beautiful gift! And, happy, happy birthday!

Karen

Cathy H. said...

You are just so sweet to give a way something on your birthday!! Very special!! I love the pincushion and other gifts and would treasure them if I won!!
Happy early birthday to you!!

Christy said...

Gosh, Pat, it does seem like you just had a birthday! Me, too (Nov. 10). About two yrs ago or so, I didn't want to say the number anymore, even though I tried to convince myself that numbers don't matter. Well, I decided that I should just celebrate the day and forget about the number. I feel much better now. Hahahaha. Happy Birthday Week To You! Enjoy yourself and be happy.
Christy
botm2@yahoo.com

LindaSchiffer said...

How delightful - a Hobbit's Birthday (giving away gifts:). I like the idea ... and what lovely gifts you are giving! :)

Linda

Brenda said...

That is beautiful Pat! I would love to win that and to treasure it!
Thanks!
Brenda

Sally said...

I confess.....we share a friend, and our birthday month. What fun it would be to own one of your lovely items. Who know, perhaps I could put it to use by making you a surprise for your birthday next year. This is not a promise, only a perhaps; if I win, if I remember, if I could really finish what I start. Have a happy.....

Pollydo2003 said...

Happy Birthday Pat, I'll be 50 next Friday, and this would be a wonderful pressy. I've admired these for some time, and would love one. I'm currently busy making manikin pin cushions for our Xmas Craft Fair in December.

Arlene
http://arlenes-crafts.blogspot.com/

maguito said...

happy birthday, super generos. have a happy life, enjoy

maguito said...

happy birthday, happy life, enjoy

Nicki Lee said...

Happy Birthday ! You are always so giving and always such treasures too! May this new year ahead be your best ever!

Hugs!
Nicki

Sheila said...

That is a very generous giveaway and very beautiful. I just love the pincushion. I would be very honored to win.
I hope you have a very Happy Birthday

sheilarbales@gmail.com

Thanks

Jen @ AnotherJennifer said...

What a sweet pincushion! When i first started sewing I thought one pincushion was plenty. Ha ha ha ha. Now I know, i need one for each project and some just to enjoy. Yours is fabulous!

Amy Munson said...

Happy Birthday Pat.
Have a fantastic, creative, art filled 67th year.

Kathrynn said...

What a beautiful pin cushion, I would love to win it. Hope your birthday is full of joy and happiness.

usagypsy said...

Hope you have a great birthday. Love the pin cushion. One can never have too many of these. Especially gorgeous ones such as this!
usagypsy@hotmail.com

Caron Mosey said...

Oh my gosh, that is BEAUTIFUL! And I hope your birthday month is absolutely fantastic, and that you have lots of time to celebrate with your family. Big birthday hugs from Michigan!

Shannon Young said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!! Mine is later this month. As always your work is GORGEOUS. Et je pense à vous aussi, mon amie. A bientôt!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I'm so glad a friend told me about your blog and what a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Oh, I forgot. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Dolores said...

Well, since we share birthdays, how can I not enter your generous giveaway. Who knows? Perhaps I will win. Happy Early Birthday.

Jodi said...

Hi Pat..First off..Happy Birthday!!
I'm a new follower and I found you through Jim Gatling. He's featured on Men Quilt Too at Pigtales and Quilts. I'd love to win your giveaway. I think people that do hand work or crafts of anykind appreciate it when they receive a handmade gift. We know the work that went into it. I'm looking forward to going back and reading through your blog.

Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

skoots1mom said...

fun way to celebrate a birthday...
love the pin cushion
hope you enjoy your b'day!
Please put me in, too!

Nabiha said...

mmmm..lovely...would love to win that! Thanks so much for the chance!

nabihaismailw(at)yahoo.com

M.j. said...

Wow!!! Tues. Oct. 18th is my 25th Wedding Anniversary. So winning this would be a great addition to our celebration. Thanks so much...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

CathyH said...

Hello Pat, nice to meet you and Happy Birthday! I saw your lovely pin cushion on craftgossip and it really got my attention. How lovely! And such a great design too. Someone will be very lucky to share your birthday with this generous gift!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo dot com

Aileen Bell said...

What a delightful tradition! GORGEOUS! Happy Birthday to you!
aileenbell@cox.net

Vivian said...

Really love the look of that pin cushion. I vow that I am going to spruce up my studio and I just know it would look great in there.

Soraia Melo said...

So cute!
Thank you for this opportunity, I love pincushion and this one is gorgeous!
Happy Birthday!

Charity said...

It's beautiful! Happy Birthday!

MaryDee said...

Happy Birthday, Pat! I love vintage, lamp(y) looking pincushion, and the other goodies as well. I adore all handwork and appreciate it very much. I would love to be your winner as my birthday is Oct. 20th & I am entering on my son's birthday, 10/14! Thank you for you generosity in offering a gift on YOUR birthday~ Blessings to ya!
MaryDee frommyhearttx @ hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a sweet giveaway..finally, I meet someone just a bit older than me, by about six months..haha! This is such a charming pincushion! Have fun on your birthday, and good luck to us all!
Andrea
joeandy3354@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Pat! Such wonderful things that you have on your site. I would LOVE to have the pincushion so am crossing my fingers!! Linda Riner

Anonymous said...

sorry, forgot to leave my email address in the comment---ll.riner@sbcglobal.net Thanks, Linda Riner

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday!!! What an awesome giveaway, thanks for a chance at winning.

kelly@siblingstew.com

Deanne said...
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Deanne said...

These are all so cute! How generous of you to bless someone with these gifts. Lucky person, who is chosen by the navy man! Have a very wonderful birthday!! Deanne in ND

Ross said...

This is so beautiful & you are so kind to give this beauty away! I love Victorian & this is so unique :)) Happy Birthday to you!

linda said...

Happy Birthday. Make it the best ever. It is a nice thing you do to give away a present in honor of your day. I would love to be a winner of such a special pincushion. Thanks for the fun blog your share with us.

Sonya said...

Oh My Goodness:) Your pincushion is wonderful and beautiful:) Happy Birthday to you:)!!!!!!

issy said...

Wow! you are so generous!!!! Such beautiful gifts! The pincushion is adorable! It's gorgeous! Happy birthday!
I still cannot believe your generosity!!!
:D

asjakals said...

I would love to win this!!! As everyone else has said: you are so very generous! Happy birthday! and the pincushion is absolutely beautiful! I really hope I win this one!
Thank you so much for this competition!!

lgm52 said...

This is beautiful...and what a wonderful giveaway. Perhaps each of us should give a gift away on our birthday? Thank you for the opportunity to win. And a beautiful happy birthday to you!

lgm52 said...

This is beautiful...and what a wonderful giveaway. Perhaps each of us should give a gift away on our birthday? Thank you for the opportunity to win. And a beautiful happy birthday to you!

Mimi said...

This is so sweet of you!! Thanks for the chance, the pin cushion is beautiful.

rosa_malone1 said...

this is so lovely I would love to win this pin cushion

rosa_malone1 said...

rosa_malone1@hotmail.com sorry for got to leave my addy. I am so excited.

Kathi said...

Kathi S.in PA
Wishing you a Happy Birthday. I love the pincushion and I'm with you on giving things away on birthdays. I'm always giving. Thank you for you for your generosity and a beautiful pincushion giveaway.
mazeedazee@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

Pat, please enter my name in your awesome give-away...beautiful things, thanks Debbie (Maine)

Val T. said...

This is a very beautiful giveaway!
Happy birthday and thank you!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful gift! Have a happy birthday and wonderful year too!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!! Please put my name in. junk4di@yahoo.com

sparkleize said...

So very beautiful and useful. Love it!!! Would love to win this, if I don't will have to be getting at it to create my own, I like it that much. Too cute!!!

Shirley said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Have a very happy birthday!!!

Thoughts from my Page said...

I just found your site and subscribed by email. I love crazy quilted things and your pin cushion is so pretty and unusual. I have never saw one like it before. I hope I win it. Looking forward to your emails.

bea said...

I really love your craft!! It has this vintage feel and it would really be a useful and convenient to use!! I love your giveaway and I wish an advanced happy birthday!!

Jane S. said...

Giving others gifts on your birthday is so generous! Thank you for the chance to win some of your beautiful work. Happy Birthday!

Clairecomp said...

What a lovely pin cushion I would love to be the proud owner of it. I hope you enjoy your birthday it's mine at the end of the month also, another year older, oh dear!!!

janet h said...

Always loved anything with crazy quilting on it. This pin cushion ranks near the top of the list. Happy birthday!!
Janet in VA.

Marilyn Y said...

How very cool! They would all look great in my (semi) shabby chic sewing room. Plus the pin cusshion would get used a lot.

Loretta L. said...

Happy Birthday! My birthday is exactly one month after...Nov 18, I will be 61. Isn't it amazing how much time has passed while we are having fun! I adore your pin cushion (and accompanying gifts). You are so very creative and kind. I wish you all the happiness you deserve and 100 times more.

Junklady said...

Wow Pat I sure wish I was where I could take quilting lessons from you. You are so talented. I love talented people like you because you give so much inspiration.What a beautiful gift. Thanks in advance Happy Birthday!!!!!

Junklady said...

Wow Pat I sure wish I was where I could take quilting lessons from you. You are so talented. I love talented people like you because you give so much inspiration.What a beautiful gift. Thanks in advance Happy Birthday!!!!!

Celestine said...

Happy Birthday. I too am an October baby but just 10 days and a few years later. I love everything included in your generous give- away celebration. I love, love, love the pin cushion. I hope I win.

Kathi said...

Happy celebration of the day of your birth!
I love the pincushion and would have it prominently displayed in my sewing area!

Simply Lavender said...

Happy Birthday Pat!!
What a fabulous give-a-way!!
October is a great month to celebrate a birthday! Mine is Oct 25th.
Fall is my favorite time of year.
Wishing you a boo-tiful birthday!
Dix

Kimberly R. said...

Have a Wonderful Birthday!!
I'd love a chance to enter your fabulous giveaway of such gorgeous items :)
Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Shari said...

I just have to say this is one of the prettiest stand style pincushions I have seen. Have a wonderful birthday. I just had a birthday and had to register with the US Govt. as officially old, lol. Stitching keeps us young so I didn't let it bother me. Thanks for the opportunity, you do lovely work. ladyjspice@aol.com

debinidaho said...

I Love the give away and hope I win next Friday is my Birthday..What a great gift..=Happy Birthday to you!!! debinidaho@yahoo.com!!!

Joanne said...

Such a pretty pincushion! I'd love to have it.

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Marilyn Wallace said...

That is such a beauty of a pincushion..... My birthday is today October 16..... About 4 years behind you... Thanks for the oppotunity..... Marilyn

ruthhill74 said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the great giveaway!
ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

Happy birthday!

JANET said...

what a generous giveaway. Your pincushion is beautiful. I would love to win it. Happy Birthday.

Ginger said...

Your pincushion is absolutely georgeous! I'm making one for my best friend's 62nd birthday in Nov. (I'd already had it all planned out, but your's is so much better! Thanks for sharing and giving me inspiration.

Eddie said...

It is, of course, beautiful, just like you! Happy, happy birthday!

Cynelwig said...

Love your pincushion! It would go great in my shabby chic sewing/computer room. You have the prettiest things! Thanks for the giveaway, and Happy Bday!

marymac said...

Happy Birthday Pat. Mine is the on the 17th. Your gift would be the perfect gift for me. Thanks for such a sweet giveaway.

creations by joey said...

It is so Gorgeous.. I love love love it.. Your surely don't look your age. and thank you for the idea of giving others a present on your birthday..

Again thank you dear..

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Happy Birthday Pat! The pincushion is just dripping with gorgeous-ness!

crafter1953 said...

Happy Birthday Pat and thanks for giving us a gift, that is if I win. Thank you so much it is a beautiful gift.

katiemedarlin said...

What a beautiful pincushion. I would just love to give it a good home!

Happy Birthday!!!

Sheree said...

Receiving gifts is nice. Giving gifts is fun. Thank you for your generosity. Happy Birthday.

Patti said...

A very happy birthday to you. And what a beautiful bunch of gifts to give away. Enjoy your day!

Angie said...

Pat, or might I say Soul Sister? I found your blog through CraftGossip and I want you to know that you're so talented! And I envy your beautiful yard and studio!! I live in CA, but was raised in MO,... and my sister went to Harding University there in Searcy and she worked at Leisure Arts right after she graduated! The pic of your studio makes me miss the Ozarks. Well, Happy Birthday to YOU!

Ida P said...

Hope you have a great birthday. My birthday is in 9 days, also October. What fun. Love your pincushion. I really like collecting pincushions and have several from others and made myself.
Ida P
g.phillips4787@sbcglobal.net

fiberdoodles said...

A very happy birthday to you my dear friend and many, many blessings ;0)

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