Friday, December 16, 2011

My Christmas 2011 Giveaways







Now it is time to do my usual "Christmas thing" and that is to have a giveaway from me to you. Well, two of you anyway. Don't I always say I wish I could send everyone something? Yes, I do. And, I wish I could, but as you know, none of us can do that. Instead, I will have the 'old navy man' choose two of you to receive my giveaways for Christmas 2011. If you will kindly leave a comment on this post, the two winners will be chosen on this coming Tuesday, 12-20-11 at 10:00 p.m. and I will post the winners after that time, that very night.

So, you ask, what lovely gifts will the winners be receiving. Well, as you can see here, I have a wonderful book for winner #1 and an equally wonderful magazine for winner #2. Along with these, each winner will receive a six inch pincushion. These are just about the most simple pincushions I have ever made....but since I like to applique, I thought for a change of pace, I'd keep them simple and just applique a heart on each one....letting the fabrics speak for themselves. As you can see, the heart is a red print that I just love and have hoarded for a while and it's just about all gone...with me managing to get two large hearts out of the remnants. The background isn't linen, but kinda looks like it and the back is a wonderful fabric, which to my mind looks 'kind of French.' As you know, I know nothing about French fabrics, but I've imagined these to be French. Well, we have to have fun in our own way sometimes.......

I know you will enjoy the book and the magazine. First of all, the book is one of my favorites: "The French Inspired Home" by Kaari Meng. Scrumptious! And, also very inspiring. The magazine is "Somerset Holidays & Celebrations." It, too, is very inspiring. I love many of the Stampington magazines and could actually spend all my 'mad money' (or more!) on them. Books and magazines are two of my weaknesses.....what about you?

So, there we are! Two giveaways.....just leave me a comment on this post and make sure I have a way to get in touch with you....because if you are one of the two winners, I'll need to email you on Tuesday night!!!! I'll be looking forward to sending these lovely things to you in thanks for all your visits this year...THANK YOU SO MUCH (!) for visiting me in 2011. Merry Christmas!
And, stay warm, safe and cozy........giant hugs, pat

PS. Remember, I'll be happy to send one of these packages to you no matter where you live on the planet....so comment please.......you might win!!

95 comments:

Deb said...

What a lovely gesture Pat, your blog provides so much enjoyment to me throughout the year.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

the french inspired home? What a beautiful looking book.......
Merry Christmas, and nothing but
happiness for 2012
xx
julie

Judy said...

I have just discovered your blog, and can't believe you only have 2 other replies. What a sweet prize. I'd love to be in the draw thanks.
Judy

Shannon said...

The book and magazine look lovely, but the pin cushion is my favorite.
Merry Christmas

Nan said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog all year long. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Nan - sewhandy13atyahoo.com

Julie Fukuda said...

Does that French-Inspired Home show you how to turn a rabbit hutch into a designer home? I have never seen either of those publications. How to make decorations does sound like fun, but the cute pincushion with a heart... Now I know how to use that! Certainly your friendship is the biggest gift of all.

Sharon said...

Well Merry Christmas Pat...Are you ready for Santa? As usual you make my heart smile when I read your posts and I always find somethng in them to agree with and this time it is "mad money on books and or magazines". I too am the same way but I look at it this way that is how we have become so creative, don't you think? I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year for you and your Dhoney....Hugs to you

Nicki Lee said...

Hi Pat!

Merry Christmas! You always have some of the best Give Away prizes -always something differnet inad interesting. As we end this year I wish for you a New Year ahead with lots of health, happiness and bundles of new creative ideas!

Hugs,
Nicki

Jane S. said...

Books, magazines, and quilty stuff! 3 of my weaknesses right there. When I worked at a bookstore, half my wages went to books and magazines every single month.

Thank you so much for having a giveaway, the prizes look wonderful. :)

Betty said...

Hello Pat, would certainly love to win one of your prizes. Blogger dropped the list of blogs I visit some time ago and I am still re-finding them slowly via other blogs mostly! Nice to find you again. Betty

eclecticlamb said...

I have been following your blog for a short time. Such a wonderful giveaway.

notes of sincerity said...

Good Morning. :o)
I am visiting your blog for the first time this morning and so glad to have found you. :o)
Thank you for placing my name in your hat as well. :o) Also, feel free to drop in anytime.
Sincerely, Trish

LindaSonia said...

How sweet of you to have this giveaway!! Love it all!!! I too have a weakness for books and magazines, but that pincushion is just darling n- would love to own it.

Merry Christmas and Happiest New year to you and yours!

Eddie said...

Oh, me, me, me, me!!! Carol Ann obliterated everyone with her biding on your donation pin cushion at the guild meeting the other night, no one stood a chance! And these are beautiful, and yes, look French to me, too!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Pat, and hope you can swing by AWOL - it's only a little over 2 months away, can you believe it!??!

Miriam said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas on your blog!

Wendy said...

What a generous giveaway! I've had my eye on that book for a while. Thanks for the chance

Vicki K. said...

The treasures Are Lovely! I just went through all of your posts categorized as "embroidery" - such inspiration for me! I love the the french-knotted buttons, your patriotic pin, and the pincushions. Thank you for sharing your lovely work.

Shelly B. said...

What a great idea, and you have such adorable pin cushions. Those are beautiful!

usagypsy said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for an awesome giveaway! The pincushions you made are so beautiful and simple. I love to stitch too, and have enjoyed looking at your blog!

monicafullerton@yahoo.com

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

what a wonderful giveaway! Hope to win myself a Christmas present!

DIANA said...

A very merry christmas to you and your family,i think you are special to give us this opportunity,you are very generous,so i wish you all the best,for your family too...
Diana from Italy...
anaidpatch@yahoo.it

ga447 said...

You are in the holiday spirit, thank you for letting us come into your life.The book looks fabulous, I am making pin cushions for gifts.

Betty said...

Thank you for the beautiful giveaway. Fingers crossed.

marymac said...

Your pin cushions are just beautiful. Love your giveaway.

Linda said...

I really enjoy your blog and usually get it on my phone since that is my computer.. now I have a "real" one and can comment! Have a very merry Christmas.. would love to win your wonderful gift.

crafter1953 said...

Hi, Pat Happy Holiday to you and yours. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway.

brenco1 said...

It would be wonderful to win it just so I could come pick it up. Merry Christmas

Christy said...

Pat ... it's great that you're offering a French twist to your giveaway. Lately, I've really started liking it. I'm truly enchanted by a French style now. How nice of you to give away such idea books and handmade gifts! Have a great holiday!
Christy
botm2@yahoo.com

Shannon Young said...

Bonjour, Pat!

Quel belles choses vous faites! J'aime bien les livres et les petites "pincushions." Je ne connais pas ce mot en francais, mais j'├ęspere que le "old navy man" me choisir pour les cadeaux adorable!

Joyeuse Noel!
Shannon

Cindy P said...

Magazines are my weakness! Although I have a rule. There has to be at least 2 things in the magazine that I think I might make.

That's a beautiful pincushion, Pat.

I would love to be in the drawing!

Cindy

Marjorie Paul said...

Your color-coordinated hearts and magazines are so pretty. I enjoy every one of your blogs and forward them to my 91-year-old mother who truly enjoys them. Hope I get one of the pin cushions!

Pat Salada said...

Thanks for your generosity in doing
to give aways. Merry Christmas to
you and your old sailor.

Pat S.

JLL24 said...

I want to thank you for your blog, as it is one that I truly look forward to reading. You have inspired me to be more creative in my work. THANK YOU again, AND HAPPY HOLIDYS.

bbonnieblue said...

Pat-
What beautiful gifts! Of course I'd love to win. It's been fun getting to know you.

Bonnie

www.bbonnieblue2.blogspot.com in case I have to sign as Anon.

Cass_wilson said...

So very generous! Hope you have a fantastic Christmas!!!

jimgatling said...

Ah, you are so sweet to thnk of your readers at Christmas! No matter how simple they are still a Pat Eaton original. Something anyone would want. Wishing you and the old Navy man the merriest of days! Hope to se you both soon. Love you!!! JIM

Vesna said...

How very sweet. I hope I win. Thank you.

Kelly said...

What a great giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

kelly@siblingstew.com

smalltowndreamz said...

Hi Pat, Merry Christmas to you and your family. I just came across your blog today. The pin cuchion is so adorable.

~Miss Sandra~ said...

I just came across your blog and am so glad I did. The French inspired home book looks amazing. My aughter just came back from France and she took some wonderful photos and said how much she enjoyed being there. Fell in love with Paris. I love French styled decor very much from what I have seen online but a book would be wonderful on my coffee table to dream and drool over!
All the very best for a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year.
Sandra
nz.sandra@gmail.com

bluangell said...

WHAT LOVELY THINGS YOU HAVE CREATED!YOU ARE INDEED A TALENTED LADY~I TOO LOVE TO COLLECT VINTAGE PURSES BUT HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING THEM,BUT THE ONES YOU HAVE ARE SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS GREAT GIVAWAY AND I AM SO GLAD I FOUND YOUR SITE!HAVE A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR,LOVE~

Rosina {Rosy ~ Posy} said...

What a wonderful Christmas giveaway and your pincushions are so cute! Thank you for a chance to win and I am really happy I found your blog :)

jean said...

A wonderful and generous holiday gift! Thank you.
Love your textile work.

Jenni said...

What beauty ready to be given away. I love that you like fabrics for their frenchness whether or not they are.
Wishing you a truly special Christmas and Happy New Year from downunder.

Janet P said...

How lovely,the pincushions are so cute. Would love the french inspired home book, but both giveaways are so nice. Thank you

diaryofadomesticgoddess said...

What a gorgeous prize - I'd love one of those beautiful pin cushions!

Kell

kincavel_krosses@yahoo.co.uk

nicole said...

wow- 2 giveaways? what a wonderful Christmas surprise! Thanks for the lovely giveaway and all your lovely postings that I just discovered!

nick0166 (at) yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

How thoghtful of you to make this giveaway possible. Hope I can be the lucky winner.

Joanne said...

What a great gift!!

annemarie said...

I am new here and so glad I found my way!! What a lovely giveaway - thanks for the chance.

Lori Kay said...

Beautiful gifts - thanks so much.

Annette J said...

This is the type of work I love combining embroidery and quilting. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Kate said...

What beautiful gifts, Pat!

Mimi said...

Thanks for having a giveaway - your prizes are great and who doesn't need a little inspiration now and again!!!

laineamour said...

I have only recently discovered your blog; you are an inspiration to us all. Would love too win this prize. Thank you for your generosity

Anonymous said...

Pat: Those hearts are adorable and I would love to have one. THe Books look interesting and full of more fun.
Thanks for sharing, Denise

paperpals@yahoo.com

mamatkins said...

I would love to win. Thanks, mamatkins@hotmail.com

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow what an amazing giveaway. Just seen this on Craft Gossip and now going to have a look around your blog. Merry Christmas!

Jeanne Gwin said...

What a generous heart you have Pat. I know I so like giving things just as well as receiving. Thank you for offering us yet again one more chance to receive a wonderful gift. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

nettie said...

I just "found" your darling blog thru Craft Gossip! I will be looking at all your beautiful ideas from time to time.
I have always loved anything "French", and your heart pincushions are adorable.
Happy Holidays!
Nettie
nettiecrain@live.com

Lee said...

What a lovely giveaway! thank you and enjoy the holidays!

kandiL said...

Hi,I'm new to your blog, and will be back. I found you over on "Craft Gossip" . Wonderful give away. Though, apparently the biggest give away is your heart and friend ship.
Merry Christmas.

kandiL said...

Pat, this is my first time here. I found you over at "Craft Gossip.
What a lovely site . I will be back. Have a Merry Christmas.

Elaine Akers said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog, and your giveaway is very generous and pincushions are always so useful. Elaine Akers
EAkers@aol.com

angieleb13 said...

Had not seen your work until today, great things.Thanks for the giveaway,I really hope I'm one of the two lucky people who win.

Diane Melendez said...

Oh, what a treat for the eyes and imagination. There is nothing like items made from the heart. Thanks for the blog, fun and chance to win. Have a happy and blessed holiday and keep on creating.

Ofelia said...

What a gorgeous giveaway!! thank you so much...
Merry Christmas!!
Ofelia.

littlequeeen said...

I love your blog and your pincushions! Thank you for the chance to win and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Clairecomp said...

Such a cute giveaway, I would like to win it. Hope you have a great Christmas and a very good New Year.

Emily C said...

Oh wow, you are so generous. I just love making christmas ornaments, i make my friends one every year.

Ruby Taylor said...

It would be awesome to be able to bring home either of these books. Thanks so much for this opportunity, love your blog and a Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Anne said...

Ooh, I didn't know about the French General book, I'll have to track down a copy. Your pincushions look very French.

I had so wanted to shop in the fabric district, located near Montmarte, while I was in Paris with my daughter for a few days at the end of her college internship. However, she insisted we search high and low for a particular soccer jersey to give as a souvenir to her then boyfriend's brother. After she finally found the jersey, we hiked back up to the fabric shops, but they'd all been shuttered closed. That was our final day in Paris, too. My husband promised to take me to Paris again someday, and I will get my chance to peruse those fabric shops!

I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Kimberly R. said...

You have a lovely blog, and I am a new follower! I'd love a chance to enter for the wonderful giveaways!
Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

quilterbell said...

Nice giveaway! Thank you for the chance Pat.

Dorothy said...

I love this giveaway and your Bit of Heaven work. Thanks for a chance to win.

DeeAnn S said...

Love the pin cushions. I'd love to win either of the giveaways. Thanks. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
sweepster49 at comcast dot net

Desi said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love the book and magazine you are offering!! :)
Desi

Kim Graham said...

Thank you for he chance to win Pat! Wonderful things I would treasure! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Julia Badgley said...

Gorgeous pin cushions! Thanks for the chance to win:)

Jodi said...

I totally agree with you, I can spend tons of money on books and magazines. What a great giveaway and that special touch with your pincushion as well.

Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win. Thanks for being so Generous. Happy Holidays to you and your family and a Blessed New Year.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

maggie said...

Your blog is so lovely. I'm glad that I found it.
Thank you for a chance to win. Merry Christmas.

KelleyAnne said...

I just found your blog and it is was love at first sight. So much fun creative inspiration! Your giveaway is so sweet and I must say pulling at my heart strings♥ Keeping my fingers crossed! Merry Christmas! KelleyAnne

Jackay said...

I have never seen those books before and would love to have them. The pin cushion is so cute. Just found your blog.
Jacque

Pat K said...

What a wonderful giveaway, would so love to win one of the books.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Shari said...

I look at your blog every so often and find it quite inspirational. You are always so generous in word and deed. Have a great holiday. Thanks for the opportunmity to win one of these prizes.

Nancy said...

Thank you for the giveaway. Scrumptious! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Megan said...

I went to France a few years ago. Ever since then I have wanted to build and decorate a home like the ones that I stayed in over there. This would be wonderful. Merry Christmas :)

Patti said...

Pat, A very wonderful holiday to you. I wish you peace, health, and happiness in the coming year. The giveaways are lovely, thanks for a chance to win.

Linda said...

Hello Pat! Gee the colors are inspiring. This year I really am going to start working on Christmas 2012 on Dec. 26! Have a Merry Christmas! Linda--freezing in Maine

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ivy said...

Lovely giveaway...Just love the books and pincushion!!! Wishing you a blessed Christmas and an inspiring New Year.
Ivy

ivy.gurl@hotmail.com

Martina said...

Wow lovely give away! Thanks so much!

Val T. said...

I'd love to win this lovely giveaway! Thanks you very much and happy holidays!

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