Monday, January 23, 2012

A Valentine's Giveaway

Because it's cold outside..
Because I can't spend more than 5 minutes away from the Fireplace...
Because Valentine's Day is right around the corner...
and because I'm madly in love with WOOL...

It's giveaway time!!



One lucky person will win a little stand just like the one holding my snowman wooly along with a pattern/kit to make a sweet Valentines Wooly!

Here is a better picture of the pattern. All the material is included!

All you need to do is leave a comment.. tell me one of your favorite Valentine's Memories if you have one!

Mine is about my Mom.. when we were kids, she always did something special for each of us kids on Valentines. Sometimes it was a little box of chocolates but one year she crocheted me a RED Heart Pillow with a white lacy ruffle. I have no clue what ever happened to that pillow.. but every year at Valentines.. I think about it and wish I had taken care of it and still had it today!! But you just don't appreciate those things when you are a kid. *sigh*

Anyway.. leave a comment.. tell me your favorite memory.. or you could just tell me who your Valentine is!

Winner announced Wednesday 1/25 at 8pm (or so).

GOOD LUCK!!!
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46 comments:

Jamie Lee said...

No memories come to mind necessarily, but this year I'll be watching my friends kids along with mine (6 kids total) so I am buying a mini cupcake maker and were having a cupcake decorating party while their parents can have a date night. Fun!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Oh that is just adorable! I am hoping ++ :-)
When our kids were little they got new pj's for Valentine's Day and DD's had little red hearts all over them~ she loved those jammies! LOL

Thanks for the fun!

James-Linda said...

REMEMBERING MY MOTHER AND I MAKING HEART-SHAPED VALENTINE COOKIES IS REALLY SPECIAL TO!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

leakus said...

I was born in Uruguay and we didn't celebrate Valentine, so no memories. However reading the coments about it I am thinking That I really hane to start a tradition so my son can remember when he grows up. So, thanks for the question. I will think something to start it this year.
Andrea

sunny said...

When I was a child (back when dinosaurs still roamed the earth), we took Valentine's to school for everyone in our class. My favorite part was decorating my box to put them in. Some of my first memories of being crafty!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love both the snowman and hear woolies. My birthday is near Valentine's Day and when I was twelve I was able to invite all the girls in my class to my birthday party with a Valentine theme. I can remember the basement decorated with a million hearts - well maybe, not a million, but that is what I would like to remember.

tpott said...

My maiden name is Valentine My father always bought me and my sister each a heart of chocolate's, for Valenine's Day. As a child I thought everyone had their own holiday, our holiday was Valentine's Day. Thanks for offering a great giveaway. ;->

Rachel said...

Awww...sweet memory. One of my favourite Valentine's memories involves my mother too. When I was in grade 10, both of my best friends had really clingy boyfriends and I often felt left out because I didn't have one. On Valentine's Day, my mum tucked a package in my school bag with a card, some candy and a little teddy bear wearing a red vest and hat. It was so thoughtful and kind of her! Especially since Valentine's day wasn't (and still isn't) really a big deal in our family.

jillquilts said...

I always remember that in the early 80's, my dad brought home a VHS tape - The Making of Thriller. You know, the Michael Jackson video? I think it's the only time that he ever brought us anything for Valentine's Day and we watched it immediately! It was so cool!

Joyful Quilter said...

An ex-boyfriend used to write me a Valentine poem every year...one year he had a cold while writing, he is the only person I know could work snot into a poem and still be romantic (almost).

agoldencomet said...

My valentine memory is actually my grandmother's memory!! After she passed away, I sorted through her keepsakes. Among them (not many as she was living in a small apartment)was the first Valentine I had sent her when I was a pre-schooler, over forty years before!!
Thanks for the giveaway - found it by chance. I am enjoying reading your blog.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Every Valentine's Day my parents always bought me a little gift along with a card. It always made me feel extra special!

Quilting "b" said...

Making V-day cookies with my children. Now I make them with my grandsons.

shez said...

Hi Heidi i dont have any valentine memories as my hubby does not believe in valentines day,which is sad.xx

Maria said...

Valentines was not popular here in Aussie way back when I was young so I have not special memories either.
Yours is a very special one Heidi.

Carolyn said...

I DO have a special Valentine memory. It's sorta bittersweet, but I love it. My first husband was killed in an accident but when we were just dating, I sent him a Valentine's card that said, "If I follow you home would you keep me?" It was a little puppy dog. 18 years later on our 18th wedding anniversary, he made me a card. It said "After all the years, I would still follow you home." It meant so much to me. One month later he was gone. I still to this day have both of those cards.

Great giveaway! Thank you for the chance. :0)

retdairyqueen said...

We have only recently started celebrating Valentines day here in Australia
Sadly I have never received a Valentine gift or even a card

Anonymous said...

Ido not think Valentine day is so popular here in Norway. But it is a nice day.

Great giveaway.

wsolhaug@bbnett.no

Fiesta said...

Heidi, thank you for the chance to win this adorable prize. Unfortunately I really do not celebrate valentines because my wedding anniversary is January 14th and hubby spoils me then.

Sue Bone said...

No special memories, maybe I should try and make it special for my two children as my son wants to go away to school and this could be our last Valentine's day together.

Nana B said...

Our DgD gave me a pillow that she made in the second grade. I still have it and now her daughter loves it.

Raelene said...

Thanks for another great giveaway.

My hubby buying me red roses. Does not happen often but does on Valentines Day.

KristyLou said...

One V-day I wasn't able to be with my BF (now husband). Plans changed and called him on my way home that evening. I came home to a card, flowers, and Chinese food! Total surprise. Thanks for the giveaway!

Martina said...

We never really celebrated Valentines day. I just started to do some decorations for it last year as I always read about it in the quilty blogland. And I started a tablemat for this year to. So no memories. But I really want to use the occasion and surprise my loved ones with a little card to say how much I apreciate them.
Thanks for the lovely give away!

Denise said...

My valentine is my husband.......one of my favorite recent memories is of the time we spent (alone) celebrating our 25th Anniversary, we went to a place that we had always dreamed of visiting!

Julie Gonya said...

Oh, When I was a little girl, maybe 7 or 8, back in the 60's, My Nanna would make me a dress for each special occasion. That year, for Valentines day, she had ME do an applique heart design around the skirt of a FULL twirl skirt. I'm sure that if anyone were to critique the handwork they would think it was just horrible! But... What a wonderful feeling to be part of making such a special dress, and all the girls in school wanted one just like it!
Thanks for bringing up these memories! Julie

Anonymous said...

Being practical, thrifty I always say flower arrangements are expensive (fabric is a much better gift!) One day I rec'd some lovely roses, and the card said "from the last person on earth you'd expect flowers from" my hubbie
maryturub @ shaw . ca

Brenda said...

Well, I've got two valentines -- both my mother and my son have a birthday on Feb. 14.

Amy said...

Oh I love that! My favorite memory is from Feb. 14, 1988 - I married the man of my dreams at 1 p.m. This year marks our 24th anniversary. And HE picked the day.... we were engaged but hadn't set a date & went to visit his mother in another state for Christmas. On the way home, he said he didn't want to wait much longer to be married. I was thinking May - he said Feb. 14th. I LOVE that man.... ;-)

jofridsquilt said...

I really loved that pattern It looks so nice. I have no valentine memories. My DH will be my Valentine. Hugs Jofrid

elizabeth said...

Mine is more of a new Valentine story. I have a 4 year old granddaughter and I've been making cards for her. Beginning Feb. 1 I'll send her a card each day until Valentine's Day. I thought it might be fun for her to get mail each day. :)

Heartsdesire said...

My Valentine is my husband of almost 28 years. He always buys me chocolates and a large bunch of multi-coloured tulips for Valentines Day, as I don't care much for the hot house type roses. The tulip colours are beautiful and give me many ideas for choosing colours for my quilts. Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

Celine said...

I remember a lovely Valentine's week-end in Budapest where it was very cold and snowy, magical and romantic!

Debi said...

My favorite Valentine memory is when my god daughter was born, she is now 15 and a wonderful girl.

meg said...

Not much of a Valentine celebrator but I remember a 4th grade Valentine where I wrote to the 'cute' boy in class "Not only today but on everyday do I love you". Yeah. Not good when you're in 4th grade parochial school and the cute boy shows it to everyone in a matter of minutes and you become the laughingstock of the play yard...

Susan said...

My family never really celebrated Valentine's Day, but I do remember taking the little cards to school to give my friends. That was fun! I love the little kit - thanks for the chance to enter!

BethV said...

I remember when I was in 6th grade I made a valentine for this boy that I liked. It turned out really pretty and of course I thought he would love it and hopefully I could be his girlfriend. So later on in the day he walked up and said "thanks for getting glitter all over my cubbyhole! Needless to say I have never made another homemade valentine.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Marsha said...

There was always something at the breakfast table for Valentine's Day when I was growing up .... a candy, a pretty card, a special cookie, maybe a flower. My dad would always bring flowers home for his girls .... my mom, my sister, and me. Special times.

hueisei said...

Before I gets married. I have a bunch of great friends (single) that will celebrate this day together. We will wear pink color clothes and having dinner at restaurant, then went for shopping mall to shop and go for movie. We buy same valentine gifts to each one of us, so that everyone will have the same gifts from the same person :). Well, we don't have that kind of activity now. We all gets married and celebrate with our own family.

Elena said...

What a great giveaway. One year my ex picked me up from work, blind-fold me and drove me to hotel room. And surprised me with rose petals everywhere, wine and music. That was one of our good moments.

boysmum2 said...

Valentines was not big in England, well not done at school etc to the size that you guys do in the US. That always made me sad, even though thousands say it is another holiday that the card companies have us sucked into, I loved sending valentines. My memory for valentines day is the fact it was the day I arrived in New Zealand coming up to 14 yrs ago. So every year valentines now actually gets celebrated as the day I changed my life. Sometimes I remember to take a cake to work and even one year we had our annual summer bbq on that day and had a big celebration. So valentines day has changed a little in focus for me, although I would love it if one day my husband did some wild thing for me on that day, but I know it will never happen!

Sharmayne said...

Would love to take part inyour giveaway. I've never seen a "wooly" before so this looks extra cool!!!! We tried to get married as close to Valentines Day as possible, but as it turned out the date had to be set to the 23rd Feb (the closest we could get at that time without waiting for years LOL). Then 1 of our sons proposed to his now wife on valentines Day...... so yeah, it's special in those ways to us here :)

quiltmom said...

Valentines is one of my favorite days - our oldest niece was born that day- I have one of my first real dates around that time with my husband and my little kindergarten kids love to write love notes to their friends about Valentine's Day.
This looks like a very fun project - Thanks for the chance to win such a nice prize.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Roos said...

What a great give-away. We don't celebrate Valentines Day in our family but through the year I sometimes buy a little gift for them to show that I love them.
Roos

Jill said...

I remember working on a heart needlepoint project with my Grandaughter for over a year. We then made it into a pillow and her gave it to her mother.

pinsandneedles said...

I alway give my daughters something special on Valentine's Day. Last year I made Valentine suckers from 2 small candy canes left from Christmas and white chocolate. I sent them to my daughters for Valentine's Day! Thanks!