Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Years Giveaway!

We have a WINNER!! Thanks to Random.org which selected #45 - Sunny from http://sunny-quiltingdreams.blogspot.com/ is our lucky winner of the pattern this month.

Send me your info Sunny and I will get this in the mail to you! Congrats!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you are as optimistic as I am about the year to come. My husband and I agree that 2011 is going to be a good year for us! After the stress of moving across country in 2010 - we are both looking forward to settleing back into a nice routine.

I'm not a big "resolution" person - but this year I am planning to push myself toward better "time management". We'll see how that works.

Well, the votes are in and I agree! And a monthly giveaway of the "Patch Abilities" Pattern is what I will do. So each month - after I finish my mini quilt, I will post a giveaway for the pattern. This is a win win - because it will push me to make the pattern asap!

And after reading more on the Patch Abilities website - I learned that you can't buy the patterns for 2011 alone until 2012. The only way to get them is by joining the monthly 'club' for 2011. You can buy individual patterns for previous years - but not 2011.

Anyway - on to the giveaway. I'm also going to include a button pack with the pattern. I just need to go to the quilt store and pick one up. They were closed all weekend for New Years! Don't they know when a quilter needs supplies.. we want them NOW! lol

As always.. NO HOOPS!! Just leave a comment for a chance to win.

Maybe you could tell me what you did for New Years Eve?

I will leave the giveaway open until Tuesday morning - 6am CST. Pin It

79 comments:

KnittyAJ said...

Hope you had a peaceful New Year. As for me, I attended a couple of "Twitter Parties". That was a unique experience!

Carol said...

That's a cute snowman quilt, I love how yours turned out. What a great idea, incentive to make your monthly quilt. We didn't do much on New Years Eve, stayed home and watched a rented movie. We did stay up until midnight to see in the new year. I'm hoping, like you, for a good 2011.

Sandra said...

Hi
We went shopping on New years Eve and then went out for Chinese food with our young daughters.
After they'd gone to bed (protesting that they wanted to stay up till midnight....) we settled down to watch movies. Alas, we went to bed before the witching hour....oh well, maybe next year we'll have THAT party !!

Grethe said...

Fin snemann;jeg liker applikasjon som går litt utenpå og over neste stoff!! GODT NYTT ÅR 2011:-)

Cindy said...

For New Years Eve this year my two best friends came over and we ate and drank and then had a PJ party. Oh lots of fun and some crafting too.

Miss 376 said...

New Year's Eve I was finishing my scarf and adding the fringe, whilst watching TV with my youngest son. Very quiet and productive, lol
What a lovely idea for a giveaway, it will be fun to look forward to every month

Barb said...

I do hope you have an awesome year...moving is not easy and glad that you have settled in and ready to go.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Solstitches said...

New Years Eve is my birthday so I was out partying the night away.
I didn't feel so good yesterday (sleep deprivation) so I didn't get to start a new project the way I had planned.
I'm looking forward to some serious stitching/sewing in 2011.
Margaret

Kathy said...

It is so nice of you to do this. How very generous! For New Years I was in bed by 10. Yeah, definitely not the party girl!!!

Oddbjørg said...

So nice of you to have this giveaway. I would be glad to win.
Enjoyed New Year's Eve together with DH and DD2.
Wish you a healthy and ceative 2011!

James-Linda said...

BLESSED NEW YEAR TO YOU!
DH+I SNUGGLED BY THE FIRE,ENJOYING POPCORN! THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Peaceful Piecer said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for a chance to win

JulieF1962 said...

What a cute quiltie! I would love a chance to win. Thank you so much!

Kathy said...

Love snowmen and would love to win this pattern!!!!! I'm from Texas, so the snow I get to see comes from adorable patterns such as this, LOL! On New Years we actually stayed up with our 23 y/o daughter. Her soon to be husband is a police officer and was on duty. Happy New Year! Kathy

Teresa said...

Happy New Year to you and yours.My nearest quilt shop was 70 miles away but it has closed down. It's all internet for me now.

LesQuilts said...

Hi! Thanks for the giveaway!
I spend New Year's with friends and family, ate lots, had a nice steak dinner, played adult Wii games! Fun all around!
Take care, Leslie

stitcheranon said...

Happy New Year!
Sad wee thin that I am, with a sick hubby and tired kids, we were in bed by 10.00 pm. And I spent new years day getting the final finishing preparations into the January Cross Stitch Challenge...what better way to start the new year than with stitchyness!

KristyLou said...

We started out New Year's Eve with fmaily, then headed over to some friends later in the evening. It was a great time! Thanks for the giveaway.

Cindy said...

We spent New Year's Eve with our family and friends. At midnight we stood out in the Minnesota cold and watched fireworks! Happy New Year!

Wendy said...

happy new year! I laid on the sofa and felt ill, it was "great"!

Tammy said...

I love snowmen so I'm leaving a comment in hopes of winning. He is so dang cute!!

Rachel said...

I love the idea of a monthly giveaway. Something to look forward to each month!

We had a little party on New Year's Eve - a few friends and some great food and drink. It was lots of fun. Happy New Year to you, Heidi.

Poppyprint said...

I just love this little snowman! We got together with a bunch of other families with kids, ate too much food and the kids played hours of Dance, dance Revolution!

Brenda said...

I love these little patterns, though I don't own any. I would love to make a small quilt for each month this year.

stitchedbyme said...

My husband and I went out for dinner and then to the movie True Grit. We were home by 10:30 and I was sleeping before midnight.
I would love to win this pattern. I already have the frame to hang it, and it is time to take the Santa mini quilt off of it. The snowman could take his place.

Cheryl said...

Since I got up early on New Year's Eve...3am and started sewing, I fell asleep around 8:30 that evening. I heard fireworks at midnight..and back to sleep til 3am. Got up and started sewing again.! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I spent New Year's day in my sewing room making a gift for our 6year old granddaughter's birthday next week. Then made our tradional dinner of roast pork, black eye peas, and cornbread (DH is from the south).

Marie

Cheryl said...

Love your Blog - I am a new follower. I spent a quiet New Years Eve looking after our little pet joey Ollie who is still being bottle fed.
Your snowman is amazing - living in Western Australia it is in the high 30s (celcius) here so a white Christmas seems amazing.

Janet said...

DH and I went for dinner with friends who live in walking distance. We had prime rib roast, roasted yams and potatoes, salad and butter tarts for desert. We didn't eat until 9:30 so we were still awake enough at 11 p.m. to hang on for another hour. I'm glad we did as someone in town did fireworks at midnight. They were great (along with all the gunshots) and the stars were glorious.

jofridsquilt said...

I spent the new years eve with my family. We had nice and quiet evening with lots of talk and laughter. Jofrid

Needled Mom said...

I do hope that it will be a much less chaotic year for you too. You had enough of that in 2010. Happy New Year.

Darlene B said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My DH and I stayed home and went to bed at a normal time...no need to be out with all the crazies!

Denise said...

Goose had a friend over. We were all up until after the New Year rang in! Then I spent a frustrating time trying to get 2 little overtired girls to SLEEEP:)
Have a blessed & happy New Year!

MoeWest said...

My DH and I had the day off, so we got some shopping done, and had a nice lunch with friends. We stayed in that evening and we were asleep before midnight. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year!

arlette said...

I have a strange crush on snowmen, hmmmm I LOVE them!!!!!!!, hope he likes me as well and picks me :D. I don't really like to be out of my house on New Years Eve, so I stayed at home..., I didn't leave the house since that day lol. I'll do that tomorrow for sure!!!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh how fun! I love snowmen! My LQS doesn't do this one, so I'd love to be included in your drawing! And what a great way to get them made every month. We moved last year too and I am still not organized. :-/ We stayed home NY's eve and watched movies. :-) Happy New Year!

Jansie said...

How awesome! My Mom collects Snowmen and would love this. Thanks for the chance!
As for New Years, we just stayed in and watched shows, ate snacks, saw fireworks and smooched at midnight. I nice night at home. :)
Happy New Year!

The Quilting Pirate said...

Happy New Year. My girls and I went to our local bowling lanes and bowl the new year in!! It was fun but soo tiring! :)

A.J. Dub. said...

Happy New Year to ya!
New Years; Eve we played Twister with the kids, ate the last of the junk food from Christmas and watched a fishing show about giant fish in Mongolia until the countdown then we switched to Big D New Years Eve and watched a lady win a car and the countdown, had some sparkling cider and went to bed.

I am just learning to applique so this pattern would be so fun!

Polly said...

Oh, great givaway idea! Thyanks for the chance! I already have the stand!! Woo hoo!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a great giveaway! We spent a quiet evening at home for New Years Eve. We were to have company on New Years Day but our guests came down sick. Wishing you a very Happy New Year :-)

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

I would love tow in this too cute.
I finished my Le Petite for Dec on New Years and then tucked my household to bed by 11 pm.

Patty D from NC said...

I love snowmen - thanks for the chance to win and happy new year!

sjk said...

yay!thanks for the chance to win :) I love your bog! New Years Eve, hmmm watched a movie,and cheated a little on my diet and in bed by 11 :)

sunny said...

Here's to a great year! We went to dinner with friends on New Year's Eve, and were home fast asleep be midnight. Then I sewed all day on NEw Year's Day!

manybooks said...

Really? What an adorable pattern! I just love snowmen. and snow. Guess who just got back from sledding?? :) And New Year's Eve was with a few friends and their children. Very kicked back but fun.

Brooke said...

I just bought that little iron stand from my LQS and was hoping to make a block to hang on it each month! I am so glad I stopped by to learn about these patterns! What do you know? That stand was meant to be! :-)

Thanks for the chance to win this sweet snowman. His cute little smile is perfect for January weather!

We played dominoes with our friends on New Year's. We do it every year, and the losers have to plan Valentine's Day. This year, the guys lost so they get to plan. Hooray!!!!

Heartsdesire said...

A very cute snowman pattern and a great giveaway. We have a very large family party at Christmas so tend to downplay New Years. After the ball drops in Times Square, it's off to bed.

Teresa said...

I spent New Years Eve at home with my 10 year old son. We played Monopoly, Risk, Sorry and other board games. At 11:30 we turned on the tv and watched some of the local coverage, then turned it to the Times Square coverage just in time for Midnight. At Midnight I gave him a kiss and a hug, and he gave me the biggest hug ever. We exchanged "I Love You's" and went to bed.

Nice giveaway - pick me!

Marcia W. said...

New Year's Eve is normally an early to bed night after a glass of non-alcoholic egg nog. New Year's Day is our day for a good luck meal of black-eyed peas with hog jowls and johnny cakes.... and watching the Rose Bowl Parade followed by college bowl games. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. Perhaps Mr. Random Number will select me. Happy New Year 2011.

barb's creations said...

I spent New Years Eve with my hubby having a lovely meal and a baileys or two.Love the snowman :) Barb.

Cathi said...

So cute! I'd love to win the pattern! Will you ship to Ireland? My family went over to a friends house for a bonfire and much food and drink...kids were up till 2am, I have a feeling they will talk about it for a long time!

Quilt Hollow said...

Wonderful giveaway! New Years Eve was spent watching movies with my family and New Years Day was spent trying to get in as many stitches as possible. I heard whatever you do on New Years Day sets the tone for the rest of the year. Hope yours is wonderful!

teresamnj said...

Such a very cute pattern! We spent a quiet New Year's Eve at my brother at sister-in-law's house, along with my son and his girlfriend, eating, playing trivia games and dancing to Michael Jackson on the Wii. Happy New Year!!!

lisa said...

I so want it, I wrot ehte brand down and maybe I will have to see how I can join the monthly thing.

I went to bed. Yup, so exciting. I sewed after the girls went to bed for a little while and at about 10:30 I sat on the couch to start hand binding, and fell asleep about six stitched later. Watching The Nanny.

(p.s. I am 26, isn't this the time I should be wild?)

Kim said...

We went to a party at our daughter's home for New Year's Eve, but we were just walking in the door at home at midnight. New Year's Day we enjoyed a relaxing dinner with friends. What a cute snowman!

Quilt n Queen said...

New Years was very quiet, just hubby and me. I was starting to fade around 10:30 but I got my second wind and managed to see the ball drop with Dick Clark. Love the snowman quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

Becky said...

What a cute snowman quilt. I've not seen this one. Guess I need to follow your links to the quilt shop. We had a FABULOUS new years eve dinner with two other couples from our neighborhood. We grilled oysters on the half-shell, red snapper and had lots of wonderful side dishes. Lots of laughter! A wonderful evening!

Narelle said...

Cute snowman!
My daughter and I watched "Can't Stop the Music" with the Village People...then watched the fireworks on TV.
Looking forward to another year of FNSI :)

More Than A Mom said...

I would love to win this snowman! For New Years my parents and husband and I watched a movie while the kiddies were tucked in bed upstairs. It was just my speed and left me with enough energy for when they woke up early the next morning.

Romona Sewing Journey said...

Spent the day with my husband running around, the evening with our best friends dinner and a movie, which actually turned into two movies (both for $5.00) at the local movie theater. Home then to watch the ball drop. New years day was shopping with my mother, and sewing. Back to work tomorrow after being home for 14 days....Not looking forward to that. Hope this year brings each of you Health, Happiness and love. Happy New Year

allsewnup said...

Our family spent the day inside, cuddled up with a few hilarious movies and snacks. It was nice to simply enjoy each other and the day.
Happy New Year ~ All The Best in 2011!!!

Carolyn

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Unfortunately I spent most of the day in bed battling a flu! But at least it was a day without housework... that's always a plus!
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

Cathy said...

I spent New Year's Eve with hubby...just us and old movies and snackies. Nice and cuddly!

KimZie's Place said...

i spent new years with my neighbours....

Lisa said...

For New Years Eve I played Uno Flash with my kids and hubby and we watched the ball drop and then we watched movies until 4am!! It was tons of fun!! I LOVE spending time with my family! (its helps that they are so perfect. LOL)

pinsandneedles said...

We had a very quiet New Year's Eve as all our daughters and our future son in law went out. I actually enjoyed this quiet evening!
Thanks for a chance at your snowman quilt pattern. It is adorable!

Mama Spark said...

Stayed up just long enough to watch the ball drop in NYC then off to bed. Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

We Minnesotans LOVE snowmen Heidi! This is a very cute one.

Jill said...

Well I went to bed as I had to be up early, 5:30, to go to work. Hospitals never close. Joke on me though. All the neighborhood noise kept waking me up.

Leah said...

New Years Eve we had dinner and watched a video, then after the kids went to bed, I did some sewing...

Happy New Year

Kigwit said...

I love Patchabilities! I've only made one so far but I have patterns for a couple more. On New Years Eve I planned to go to bed and sleep but I had PMS induced insomnia and stayed up late with DH and snacking. Party on! right?

Deb said...

Ooh, I would love to win that pattern! Thanks for the chance! For New Year's we stayed home, played games, watched a dvd, ate popcorn, and had sparkling apple cider at midnight.

Cherry said...

Thanks for sharing! Love, love the little snowman! I live in Louisiana and our New Year's Eve temperature was in the high 70s! can you believe that? We had a good time at home this year with the boys and just watched movies and had yummy Chicken Tortilla soup - new recipe everyone just loves. Happy New Year Heide!

Val said...

I think 2011 is going to be a good year too! I love the giveaway. Happy New Year!

Janice said...

For New Years Eve I sat around my MIL's living room with lots of family and talked about the wonderful things that God has done for us in our lives.

I love the giveaway. Snowmen are so much fun.

Vivian said...

Oh what a lovely plan LOL! Please add me to your giveaway, thank you.

For New Years we ventured out and watched fireworks in town. It was great!

vanos said...

I love "Patch Abilities" - I stayed home for new years and baked "new year cookies" - Never made new years cookies tell this year. My little Faye thought that would be Great thing to do, so we did. Happy New Year!!

Kim said...

The snowman is adorable! Well it was rediculously cold in Phoenix this New Years... in the 30's for goodness sake. So, I made a big pot of soup and the hubs and I stayed home and watched movies!