Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Whirl Into Winter Giveaway

UPDATE (2009JAN16): The winner is KK! KK, I've sent you an email. Congratulations!
There will be another giveaway on this blog in the spring. Thank you to everyone who visited and left comments.

I decided to participate in the Whirl Into Winter Quilt Blog Giveaway. This is my very first giveaway. Front View - various scraps from my stash.

Brown Flannel on Back has a swirl pattern -from my stash. There is another layer of flannel between the patchwork front and the flannel backing to add warmth.

The idea for this patchwork scarf came from a tutorial on Sew, Mama, Sew.
To win this patchwork scarf:
  • Please leave a comment between January 1 and January 15, 2009 telling me your favourite thing about winter. It could be an activity, craft, drink, recipe, etc. If your favourite thing about winter is a recipe, feel free to include the recipe in your comment.

  • Make sure I can get your email address from your blog profile. If you do not have a blog, please make sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.

  • The winner will be announced on this blog January 16th. Please note any comments posted before January 1 and after January 15 will not be entered to win.
  • UPDATE (2009JAN05): You will have until noon (Eastern Standard Time) on January 18 to claim your prize, after that I will redraw a winner. There have been a few comments left with no email address to connect to i.e. email address is not available on your profile, your profile is not public. Please ensure to have an email address available, to make it easier to contact the winner.
  • International entries are welcome!
There are about 60 participants in the giveaway, giving away fabulous prizes. Click on the snowflake icon on my sidebar to be directed to the Whirl Into Winter Quilt Blog Giveaway. On the sidebar of Whirl Into Winter Quilt Blog Giveaway there is a list of blogs participating in the giveaway. Check out all the fabulous blogs and enter on each blog to win the prize they are giving away.

89 comments:

lani said...

My favorite thing about winter is a cozzzzy fireplace and hot coocoo wrapped up in a quilt....

Shari said...

Happy Quilty 2009!
My favourite thing about winter is the rain and the cooler weather so I can wear my snuggly cardigans! I live in Perth Western Australia so it doesn't really get that cold here - no snow.

Barb said...

Watching the snow fall...or being so cold that a cup of cocoa is the best thing ever!!

Happy New Year....

I am also doing a giveaway
www.bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com
come and visit me!!

Fiesta said...

my favorite thing about winter is drinking my husband's homemade hot chocolate with peppermint sticks inside it.
It is yummy for the tummy.
Happy New Year!

Llyn said...

My favorite thing about winter is wearing snuggly hats scarves and sweaters!!

Robin said...

We live in warm Florida so winter is a bit different for us. I love how the weather cools down enough for the kids to go outside and run around and play. On cooler days and nights I love to wear my favorite jeans, a cozy sweater, and cuddling up under alight quilt.

Kay said...

Hi and Happy New Year to ALL! Thanks for the chance to win!! Living in Wyoming all of my life, I have enjoyed the winter weather. It's fun to watch it snow from inside a warm and cozy home! Hugs Kay M. (petking@vcn.com)

Anya said...

My favorite thing about winter is the snow outside. Thanks for the chance to win.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

coffee, crafts, and my cat

Carlotta said...

Happy New Year!
My favorite thing about winter is snow.
~Carlotta~

exotic1 said...

I live in Maine and it gets to -40 below sometimes and I don't care for the cold because it bothers my RA so my favorite about winter is trying to avoid it by curling up in a nice warm quilt by the fireplace and reading a good book while icicles form on the window or better yet spend time quilting during a Maine blizzard.Thanks for Sharing and Happy New Year~!
P.S We started the New Year here today with temperatures around 12 degrees not counting the wind chill so I think I will stay inside today blogging and sewing.

Rebecca said...

My favorite thing is cozying up with the family and the early nights.

lindagerig said...

I liked snow and then we have gotten so much I am tired of it. It was my favorite that first snowfall. Linda Gerig

Sara said...

My favorite thing about winter is snow and drinking hot cocoa.

Happy New Year!!!

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

lisbethw said...

sitting in my sofa wrapedin in my quilt drinking hot chocolade...
happy new sew year...

Beth said...

Best thing about winter? no excuse to leave the house! have the kiddos play with books and puzzles, get some sewing done and take plenty of hot cocoa breaks :)

Kim said...

watching the snow fall.

Walker Lady said...

Currently, my favorite thing about winter is being able to snuggle under TWO quilts with hubby. We moved to an area that is colder than where we lived before and I am enjoying the extra cuddling! lol

Sherri
sewangelic@sbcglobal.net

dolls123 said...

Drinking hot chocolate and wearing my boots

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Sledding in the snow!
Great giveaway! Mine starts on Friday so please stop by.

I hope that the new year holds many wonderful possibilities for you.

Sue Cahill said...

My favorite thing about winter is how alive I feel out in the cold air. I love being out in the snow, playing with my dog or grandkids or walking with my husband.

Lovely scarf and so unique.

Thanks for the chance to win.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

cindyr said...

My favorite thing this winter is to watch my 5y/o daughter take ice skating lessons.
crangellaw@yahoo.com
lqs-ohmy.blogspot.com

Pat said...

My favorite thing about winter is that it is hockey season. I love hockey. Local college or NHL. It doesn't matter. Happy New Year.

BrineS said...

Cuddling up in a soft cozy quilt and sipping hot cocoa!

Happy New Year from Australia!
Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
comfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Brooke said...

My favorites about winter is "Eggnog" and Baking lots of yummy treats!
This is the cutest scarf and I would be honored to wear it!
Thank you so very much for this chance!

lili11 said...

My favorite thing about winter is watching d snow fall through the front car screen while driving - watching d snow coming towards you is just mesmerizing. laili11harun@yahoo.com

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

My favorite thing about winter is the snow. It's actually snowing, sleeting, freezing rain right now in the mountains of NC.

Carrie P. said...

My favorite thing about winter is snow when we get it and a fireplace. Two great things together. Happy New Year.

Pat said...

Seems as if many of us have the same ideas....my favorite thing about winter is NOT being out in the cold, but being inside by the fireplace and doing some hand-sewing. Lovely scarf. Hope you visited my blog and the Jan. 1 post and entered my giveaway, too.

Tsoniki Crazy Bull said...

I love the snow - snowballs, snow angels and snowmen. You don't get that in southern Texas!

carogonza said...

I love being able to make a fire!!!

Jenna said...

My favorite part about winter is being able to have a fire in the fireplace. Thanks for the giveaway!

andsewon said...

Fav thing about winter is having DHubs's fresh baked bread!!!! Mind you not a fav of my hips...;-)
Lovely scraf and bet it will be snuggly warm in the cold wind! Neat gift idea as well!!!
Happy New Year!!
Lola
email in profile

Guilitta said...

First I wish you a very happy new year. I like to win, please be so kind and enter my name in the give a way box.

The best thing on winter is a good book and laying on a hot fieplace.

Greeting Guilitta from Germany

Linda said...

My favorite thing about winter is getting cozy and warm in front of a roaring fire. Your scarf is very nice. Thanks for entering me in your drawing.
lraetaylor@gmail.com

Priscilla said...

Gorgeous scarf! Please enter my name in the giveaway. My favourite thing about winter is roast dinners, my hubby makes the most yummy roast potatoes - he learnt from Jamie Oliver!
You boil the potatoes (the small gormet ones are the best), with their skins on for approx 5 mins, then you drain them and dry them off in the pot over the element. Next you put them into a roasting dish and sprinkle olive oil over them. You get a small handfull of dried rosemary and a few black peppercorns and grind them together with a pestel and motar (or give them a good bash on a chopping board with a wooden rolling pin!) sprinkle over the potatoes then roast for approx an hour, maybe a little longer. Serve and accept compliments from the diners!
:o)

kathi said...

My favorite part of winter is snuggling in a quilt with a cup of hot chocolate.

Thanks for taking part in the giveaway. Happy New Year!

kathi

cdziuba said...

I love snuggling with my son watching tv.

Jenna Z said...

Oh, wow! I love winter for the effect it has. I love cozying up inside, with blankets and my hubby. It's hard to cozy in the summer but winter makes it so easy!

Katy said...

My favorite thing about winter is drinking hot chocolate! (Especially Starbucks Signature Hot Chocolate!)

Codi said...

i would love to win this! my email is codiandtim@gmail.com and my blog is deathbydenim.blogspot.com
my favorite thing about winter is the cold, and being able to snuggle up with wonderful blankets

valerie2350 said...

fav thing - the fireplace :)

Jeri said...

my favorite thing about winter is wearing my hand-knit wool socks!

jeri.mihm@sbcglobal.net

Jackie said...

My favorite thing about winter is my fireplace. Love the warmth!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

My favorite thing about winter is that is such a quiet time to renew and refresh before the busy spring and summer months.

Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway.

Wishing you joy in the coming year,
Lea

Baba said...

My favorite thing about winter is I get to spend more time with the family because everyone is indoors more. It brings us closer.
Thanks so much for the chance!

http://babasfarmlife.blogspot.com/
djsloan1953@yahoo.com

Fulvia said...

Photographing nature in a whole different light. Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway.

doni said...

My favorite part of winter is QUILTS. I love looking out the window while being cuddled up in one!

Warm winter wishes!

doni @ Oregon coast

Niki :-) said...

Gotta be all the home cooked food! thanks for entering me! nikimcn@hotmail.com

Quilting Mai said...

The best thing I like about winter is stay inside, a quilt on my lap and making from fabrics something nice. And most of all stay inside because I hate being cold...

tiff said...

my fave thing about winter is snuggling up and drinking apple cider!

texan_michael(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about winter is having lots of snow & playing in it with my kids then having hot chocolate afterwards. Its one of the joys that they get so excited about & such a wonderful time. I do love making them nice cozy blankets to keep them warm.

Margie
email-towtruk@hotmail.com

Briarose said...

Favourite things about winter? Watching my dog play in the snow. She loves to dig holes in the snow and then wonders where they go when new snow fills ithem in. And, throwing snowballs to her...she has yet to figure out why they disappear when she tries to bite them. Claire

Quilt Nut said...

very cute scarf! i love the snow. we hardly get any and this year we have gotten LOTS!

thanx for the chance

5acre Designs said...

The best thing about winter is not having to mow my 5 acres! Have a Blessed and Happy New Year!

SandyQuilts said...

favourite thing about winter

Well it means that Summer is on it's way. I'm not a winter person, give me the hot, sweaty weather anytime. thanks.

SunThyme said...

SPRING!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Candy Cane Peppermint hot tea, the family home, blankets and Friday night movie night at home.
Thanks for the give-away
Tooty
tootsweet61@comcast.net

Lisa said...

Being able to see all the non native birds here for the winter.

KK said...

My favourite part about winter is the snow days so that you can lay around in your pajamas and whtch t.v. and drink hot chocolate.

Happy new year!!

justinandalison(at)sympatico(dot)ca

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

snowdays where everyone is home and safe- playing games or snuggling and watching movies Happy New Year! mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Laurie said...

My favorite thing about winter is planning my summer garden!!!

Thanks for the chance to win :)
Hugs,
Laurie

Maxwells said...

I love hot chocolate. But not a huge winter fan reall, I don't lie to be cold ever.
tonimax@gmail.com

inge said...

what I like about winter? that it is the beginning of the spring ;-) I'm not really a winterperson

Judy said...

I like to stand in front of a roaring fire and warm my backside! LOL Very nice scarf!!
Thanks
judyk2310@sbcglobal.net

DJ and Melissa Sorensen said...

I love winter because it means Christmas adn we love to get our own tree. We hike teh mountain adn bring it down. My kids love it!!
spcsorensen2@msn.com
Melissa

miniaturequilter said...

Favorite part of winter-cocoa with marshmellows! Thanks!!

Debra said...

My favorite thing about winter is snowmen- love the happy face little guys!

Jules said...

My favourite thing about winter is going for a walk on a sunny day with my dogs and watching them play in the snow.
Great giveaway. I'm also in rural Ontario.

TheCounsils said...

Favorite thing about Christmas... watching my girls open gifts... and dinner with the family.

Thanks for having this give-away!

:)
carol

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Longer nights and more opportunity to work on projects indoors.

Nice scarf!

MGM

MOLLY said...

More quilting time and Lattes. Love the scarf!

Sequana said...

My fave thing about winter is no mosquitoes.....*L*

I could sure use that scarf here in windy Chi town. Happy 2009!

Mistea said...

My favourite thing about winter is curling up under a quilt with a good book and mug of something warm for the afternoon. Thank you for your generosity. Tracey

lindanuts said...

cocoa with marshmallow cream...Mmmmmmmm
lindanuts@yahoo.com

Corinna said...

My favorite thing about winter is staying indoors and working on a quilt or knitting or stitching anything. Cute scarf!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about winter is making time to stitch by the fire with a nice hot cup of tea or chocolate, snuggled under a handmade afgan, listening to a favorite CD or watching a favorite movie on tv (Miss Potter, Under the Tuscan Sun, Pride & Prejudice, Must Love Dogs, etc).
Grenae
hpsys4 at aol dot com

Jess said...

My favorite things are hot cocoa and a warm fire. Nice and cozy.

jessica.tupper(at)gmail.com

Sue D said...

My favorite thing about winter is watching the snow fall while wrapped in a quilt/afghan in front of a fire.
Hot chocolate is nice too!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Tim said...

Hi
Here in Maine my favorite thing is cold walks with the dog followed by hot chocolate. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jess Living said...

favorite thing hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows

Theresa N. said...

Setting by the fire watching it snow. :)
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Diane said...

Favorite thing about winter is walking my dogs, getting some lovely fresh air then hitting the sewing room.
DianeH
laura84watt@gmail.com

Helena said...

I love to take a walk when it snows, and if it´s a snow storm it´s even better... Crazy?

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

I'd love to win your patchwork scarf! It's beautiful!! Please enter me in your drawing.

I love candlelight and the fire in the oven in wintertime.

Greetings from Germany,
Dagmar

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I love to play in the snow!

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

Deb said...

I love snow the best and being snowed in with no obligations on the outside - just inside by the fire...knitting!

barefootT said...

curling up under a quilt, and doing lots of hand stitchin. warmheartthunder@yahoo.com

bonobo said...

I love hot chocolate on a snowy day. Thanks for a super giveaway!
jjdragonfly [at] gmail [dot] com