12 December 2011

Giveaway Day! - Winner Mary from piece garden

Thanks to everyone who entered. Mary from piece garden is the winner!


It's that time again! Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day. I'm sure everyone is frantically visiting as many blogs as they can this week so I'll try to make this short and sweet.

Up for grabs:

This drawstring bag is currently on it's way to Australia for a swap I was in, but I have one just like it that one lucky winner will receive filled with some other goodies. I'm not sure what I'll be stuffing in there yet, but as you can see below I have lots of fun things leftover from the Christmas bazaar I recently participated in. You won't be disappointed!





The rules:

Leave one comment telling me what you love most about this time of year. For me, it's the snow and everything that comes with it. Sweaters & scarves; cold days spent curled up under a blanket, sipping spiked hot cider, and watching Christmas movies; hiking around the mountains looking for the perfect Christmas tree while the dogs run around & play in the snow.

You do not need to follow my blog to win, but if you like what you see I won't say no to new followers. ;) Leave a second comment if you become (or already are) a follower.

Please be sure that you include your email address if it's not already linked up with your Blogger profile.

The giveaway will be open until Friday afternoon, December 16th. A winner will be drawn & notified on Saturday and the prize will be shipped shortly after that.

I'm sorry, but this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.


96 comments:

Kristi said...

I love lighting candles and warm drinks on cold days. Also the cold, grey weather seems to inspire me to craft more, definitely a positive!
mindfulhome at gmail dot com

Ana said...

Am already a follower!

Ana said...

Seems my other comment never made it lol! I like to listen to Christmas music that reminds me of family and friends.
I played a Perry Como Christmas CD yesterday while sewing and remember how my departed MIL use to sing and dance to Perry (they were on first name basis lol).

Linda said...

I think I like this time of year because people just seem to be more forgiving and giving.

KD-Quilts said...

I like this time of year because I get to see all of my family that doesn't live close by!

KD-Quilts said...

Of course I follow you! : ) I love this bag too!! Thanks for giving it away!

Jingle said...

I like the extra time I get to spend with the Hubbums! jinglesells at gamil dot com

Robyn said...

I like giving gifts. robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

jomaj said...

After being open 7 days a week from May thru Chrismas, the first (of many) Sunday afternoon naps; drowsing thru a football game, reading until I fall asleep, or just diving under the quilts while a blizzard rages outside. I love to hear the wind HOWL when I'm warm and sleepy and the Christmas tree lights are across the room glowing. BLISS!

AW, thanks for letting me get that off my chest. Two more weeks, two more weeks, two more weeks......

Bree said...

I enjoy all the extra time with family. Well, most of it. ;)

Bree said...

I'm a follower.

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I love the blankets and cider, too! I just wish I could turn off the cold when I have to go outside for any reason at all. LOL

Mary
iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I'm a follower

Mary
iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

Christie S. said...

I love that all the family gathers together and plays games and laughs a lot.

Lee said...

I love the winter walks w/ my family - our dogs loves it too. Then something warm to drink. thanks for the nice giveaway.

Little Laura said...

I love the cooler weather after enduring another Southern summer. I also love the extra focus on Christ that we have in our house during the Advent and Christmas season. :)

Carey ~ Gypsy Thread said...

I so love the food that comes along with this time of year! Watching the snow fall while nice and toasty inside the house in front of the fireplace is also a favorite.

Carey ~ Gypsy Thread said...

Already a follower of your great blog!!

Andrea said...

i love drinking hot chocolate and wearing fuzzy warm scarves!

Little Creatable said...

Love that outfoxed bag :O

Also I am loving Canada :) and the cold :)

Heather said...

I love watching my kids open their gifts Christmas morning.

Jamie @Terrabyte Farm said...

I love the food and the music. Thanks for the great giveaway, what a cute bag and a fun bunch of goodies!

SS said...

I love drinking tea in front of the fire.

Mary said...

I love decorating the house and the warm glow that comes from the lights on the tree. Most of all I love how my son has embraced the true meaning of Christmas - the birthday of baby Jesus!

RP said...

I love the joy and spirit of giving (so this is perfect!)

MissMary said...

I'm starting to love the traditions of it, now I'm old enough to build my own. Lights... cookies... even music! I'm starting to appreciate it all in new ways this year...

poorrobin said...

I love the baking, the food, the anticipation and especially the Christmas morning breakfast- smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, fruit plate and PA Dutch sticky buns and of course...the champagne.

What a lovely giveaway!

craftytammie said...

i love the white lights on the christmas tree - the room feels so cozy!

Anonymous said...

I love the cooler weather, because I can drink all the hot chocolate I want without getting hot flashes!!

Thanks for the great giveaway, can't wait to see all the goodies if I win!

Katina
kjkoukla(athotmail...

Mary said...

I love the time with family. We are all spread across the US so this is our time to get together and make memories :)

Mary said...

and I'm a proud follower!!

ELNM said...

I love the food - soups, stews, cookies!!! Thank you for the chance to win! ellen@myerly.net

Sallie said...

I love spending time with my family - playing games, eating, talking. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Sarah said...

My favorite part about this time of year is that I get to spend more quality time with the people I love. It seems that people are more willing to put away their cellphones and tv remotes, and just talk. I also love hats and scarves!

P.S.- my birthday is on Saturday, and this would be such a great birthday present. :)

Sarah said...

I am a new follower!

Karen said...

My favorite part is all the wonderful music and special services at church.

Karen said...

I'm a new follower. Great blog!

Kristin said...

I love the extra quilts and blankets piled on the beds. so cozy.

Anna C. said...

I Love This time of year because all the baking and the smells that brings,Lots of Snow, and The time with family! Thanks for the chance to win!

A

Marie said...

Meeting friends, baking...

fern said...

i agree...snow! I LOVE THE SNOW! I think it's beautiful, wondrous, and amazing and I can't wait for the snow to fall!!! Bring on WINTER!!!

Heather said...

I love Hot Chocolate and only drink it when it's cold. Also, candy canes in my hot chocolate make it extra festive!

Rose said...

I love the crinkly crunch of snow underfoot on a really cold day and extra time off to spend with family

Belle + Bee said...

Christmas lights!
beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

enbartlett said...

I love making lots of cookies & singing carols with my family in a dark room with the Christmas tree lit up and candles glowing.

CMG said...

My favorite things - cookies for Santa, kids home from school, a lit fireplace and steaming mug of hot spiced tea.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

cgilsbach(at)gmail(dot)com

Anita said...

I love remembering the Christmas story...reading about it and celebrating the gift of Jesus Christ. Thanks for a chance to win.

♥Duff said...

I love the wood-burning fireplace; snuggling up in front of it to bind a quilt is ethereal!

B Greene said...

Just like Duff, I love spending time in front of a roaring fire!!Doesn't get toastier than that!

Libby said...

I love how it sounds good to jump into bed and snuggle up to my honey while watching a movie !

lorraine said...

sweater weather and the smell of pine :) raineoc@yahoo.com

OhioMomPatriot said...

I love Stuffing! This is the only time of year I eat it. Thank you for a great giveaway!

Gina said...

I love all of the baking surrounding the holidays...cookies, pies, cakes, candies. I simply can't get enough of it!

Lynn said...

i love all the cooking and baking and making of homemade gifts!

great giveaway!

Lynn said...

i'm a follower!!

Holly U said...

I love watching my son discover Christmas. He's four this year and full of enthusiastic anticipation!

Jo said...

First of all your bag is adorable! What I like best this time of year is the way the air smells when it is gcold outside! It is so fresh acn clean! Thanks for the chance to win

deserae said...

I love Christmas music!!!

CMEH said...

honestly I love when it is over.... thanks for a great giveaway..I love the bag!

VickiB said...

I'm very fond of the scents that this time of year provides - baking cookies, pine, cinnamon.... Love the bag!

Kimberly said...

I love the smell of a pine tree in my house.

Amy said...

I love snow, which unfortunately we have not had much of yet! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

james and bess said...

fun giveaway! i love that i don't have to make up an excuse to have hot chocolate every day. :)

bess

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

What I like most about winter time is drinking hot chocolate. It didn't feel like December today, it's in the 70's in Alabama today.

Amy B said...

I love having Christmas lights on the tree turned on, and the rest of the house dark.

Brooke said...

I love sitting in front of the fireplace. :)
brooke at richardchurch dot com

Christie S. said...

I'm a follower

LauraH said...

I love all the parties and fun food to eat while there! I also love being with family and friends!
laurahughes at charter dot net

Ann S said...

I love the time with friends and family.

Meghan said...

I love being with family.

Anne said...

I love Christmas, and I love to knit (which I only seem to do in the winter). That bag would be great for holding knitting projects! Merry Christmas!

Anne said...

I'm a new follower.

Sis-O said...

I live in So Tex. It is 65 Degrees right now and I just opened some windows for fresh air. SO climate change doesn't factor in but I love to visit my family. We are spread out over many states and try, during each year, to gather as many in one spot as possible. I am always up for these gatherings, especially at Thanksgiving/Christmas. This year we are planning to travel to Louisiana and Arkansas. Thank you.

skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) com

Sue said...

I love almost everything about the holidays! The only thing I don't like is that the stores start the season way too early. At my house it all starts December 1st, the tree, the music and the baking.

majorasue(at)hotmail(dot)com

Trish said...

I love the winter sports!

Kate said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway! I love spending time with my extended family at Christmas time. I also love using the holidays as an excuse to slow down and just snuggle on the couch with my husband and my dog watching movies and drinking cider. akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

Theresa said...

I love how excited my 2 yo is by all the lights, the tree, etc.

Jodi said...

What a darling bag! Love the fabric also! I love the holidays and spending time with family and friends that we don't see often. Love the food and parties that usually happen as well.

Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

wooLynn said...

I love walking through the woods after a big snow storm and reading or knitting by a warm fire. Decorating with fresh greens and wrapping presents also makes me smile. Thanks for the giveaway!

wooLynn said...

I am a follower

Libby said...

I love snuggling under my down comforter.

thanks for the chance!

Libby said...

GFC follower

Katie's been Quilting said...

i am a follower

Katie's been Quilting said...

I love the christmas tree smell... and the lights, music - everything!

bassenav said...

I love all the happy mail I receive and send!

Franstuff said...

love your prize package!! I think the best part of this time of the year is Christmas morning, watching the smiles on people's faces as they open presents.

Franstuff said...

I follow

cwebb said...

i love watching it snow, and love the evenings when the family gathers around in the living room. Thanks for the chance to win :-) jjjcwebb (at) Hotmail d0t com

hwscutie said...

The spirit of giving and all the songs with my name in them :)

DangAndBlast! said...

What a nice bag! I like the weather (Not that cold in Texas, but still better than summer), the food (eggnog!), and making stuff for people - even better when they like the stuff!

DangAndBlast! said...

And, I'm a follower :)

Laura said...

I love time with family and celebrating Christ's birth

heather said...

oooh, is that Fandango? I would love to have something from that fabric. I love the get-togethers with family and friends. Thank you for sharing!
(hrmaris at yahoo dot com)

Brooke Crook said...

I love spending extra time with my family!

The Hungry Crafter said...

I love all the hubbub surrounding Christmas! The shopping, the sewing, the parties, the shows...It's such a busy, positive time of year -- I still get super excited!

StephanieS said...

I love hot chocolate and blankets this time of year. I wish I had a fireplace because I know I would love a fire burning in the evening too.
Thanks for the chance to win!