Friday, August 6, 2010

Cleaning House

It's time for a giveaway!! And not just one!!!

Most folks have a big hulla-ballo on their 100 post and I, like a dummy, forgot....e-gads.....then too, it's almost time for the next Scrappy Pincushion Swap, and believe it or not, I am besieged with too many pincushions that I thought would/might be needed as angel pincushions. So.....it's time to clean house!!!! AND.....who knows, I just might continue this marathon once the doll swap is over depending on how many angel quilts are needed. But for now, and to celebrate my 104 th post, I made twin doll quilts today.......(well almost twins, 'cause nothing is exact, you know) so someone will win this (or it's twin which I'm still working on):

Pretty Pinwheels

Then......choose your pincushion cause all of these will go:

Real Scrappy Pincushions

Citrus Pincushion

Scrappy Twins

Striped Pincushions

Hugs and Kisses Pincushions

Carnival Pincushions

Just so you know that there is only 1 of the Real Scrappy, Hugs and Kisses, and Carnival pincushions left and all but the Carnival has 100 cotton stuffing rather than the bird litter. So....in order to get one of these gems, all you have to do is tell me which you like best and why and make sure I have your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win. I'm thinking that this should go until maybe mid next week and I'll let my hubby and son decide the winners. Good luck!!!

62 comments:

Luv 2 Kreate said...

That quilt and those pincushions are the CUTEST! Congrats on your 104th post :)

badlandsquilts said...

Oh, I think all the thinks you made are WONDERFUL!...I think I would like the one with cotton stuffing or the quilt! My son is allergic to nuts so I avoid pincushions with those in them...not sure about the bird stuff? Thanks for the chance!

nanotchka said...

I can't believe this giveaway! I've been admiring these pincushions since the scrappy swap began! I'd love to give any of them a home but I truly love the lime green with the cross stitching on the edges and the black and white and bright colored flower on top! It's just too fabulous! And you're giving away the twin quilt too? The pinwheels remind me of my grandsons! too fun! Thanks for a great giveaway! I admire your work!

Judi said...

Those are great! I love everything. Do you hand cross stich or use the machine? I love the flowers and my favorite is the blue and purple stripe.

LethargicLass said...

Hmmm I would have to say carnival... the colours make me smile :)

Katy
aka LethargicLass

caitlindevlin@hotmail.com

Kendra said...

oh cute giveaway! I don't have a cute pincushion...I have my grandmothers which is sentimental to me..BUT, its NOT pretty! LOL! :)

I love them all but my fav is the green with colorful flower

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What Comes Next? said...

the opportunity to win one of your creations is so exciting! I love the scrappy twins, although, quite frankly, I sure wouldn't turn up my nose at any of them! congrats on 104 posts

DeeRoo said...

Confreakingratulations on your 104!! Oh and BTW...you are one of my quilty heros...I learn so much from you and it's nice to know you are there if I have a question!:)

Hmmmm...which pincushion...I think I would have to say scrappy twin...the one on the left...because it looks like a person...see the eyes and the mouth? Looks like a person laying on their tummy!;)

Mary K said...

I love following your post on the pinny swap. You all have given me ideas and laughter. Smiling is a good thing.
The purple, blue and green pinny is so my colors. My mystery quilt is in those colors

Mandy Noble said...

Ooh ooh ooh, me me me!!! I love them all and have been drooling over them since you first posted the piccies. (in a nice way of course, the drooling that is) if I had to choose it would be one of the purple and green ones, I love the purple spotty flower! I think I would try to find a way of wearing it, but then people might stop and point at the mad quilting lady so maybe not-but it would look so lovely sitting next to my sewing machine.

Mandy x

otterdaughter said...

I'd have to pick the rainbow-y one in the first pic with the pins in it. It'd be the hardest to loose amongst the other fabric bits in my sewing space!

You are an inspiration to us all, darling!

Brenda said...

they're all great and I would be happy to have any of the pincushions or the little quilt congrats on 104 posts and I hope you hit four figures!

Elisa Bernarda said...

I love all, but the green with flowers in black and white and, pink, red, yellow and orange with dots is awesome because it is so happy and remind me how fun is sewing and it is why i love sewing.
(i hope you understand my english).
Hugs
Elisa

Melinda said...

I love the lime green with polka dot flowers on the top best but would love any of them. I also really love the quilt! Glad I found your blog.

Elizabeth said...

I love them all, but I think I like the red, white and black ones best. The black X stitching reminds me of The Nightmare Before Christmas, for some reason. I love the color red and that movie, so I love those pincushions! :-)

ecampbell at gmail dot com

sophie said...

I'm a sucker for flowers and love the punch that a black & white graphic print can add to a project, so it's the Hugs & Kisses would be my choice.

I adore the pinwheel-flowers on the little quilt, too.

Valerie said...

I love the black and white pinnie with the bright flower. As odd as this will sound, it reminds me of the kids TV show "The Big Comfy Couch" (is that still on anymore? My kids are getting beyond that age...) I loved that show, it was whimsical and sweet, just like that pinne.

Congrats on 104 posts (and what, about 104,000 mini quilts?)

marilyn said...

I like the scrappy twins the best :) Congratulations on over a hundred post !!

Aleisha said...

Congratulations on your 104th post!!! I really love that quilt and the pincushions in the 1st picture.

Thanks for the chance to win!

arambusch@gmail.com

Kandra said...

I have to pick a favorite?! Do you know how hard that is? Mmmmm... let's see.... oh I can't choose! LOL

Grats on the 104th post! :)

Kandra (flickr = mindboggld)

Corky said...

Greetings, Carol! I absolutely adore your flower garden quilt, it is so bright and fresh and wonderful! Is it appliqued? I love it.

Hmmm, which pincushion? Well, if I am forced to choose one, it would be one of the B/W and orange yellow ones or the limey green and B/W. They are terrific!! Love them.

thanks and congrats on the over 100 mark.

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

I just adore your little quilts, the are so bright and colorful. well balanced, just perfect. And now these pincushions are wonderful too. I think my favorites are the ones with big flowers but the scrappy ones are great toooooo. If I would be lucky enough to win, anything would be great.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

What a fun giveaway! I love that quilt.
My favorite pincushions are the two polka dot stripy ones at the bottom of the post. Well All are darling. How fun.
now I'm crossing all my fingers, toes, eyes and everything else I can. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Shayla Sharp said...

Wow--everything you make so so lovely! Goodness, making us choose pincushions...Hugs and Kisses would be my fav. :)

Helen said...

I'd be happy with just the stunning quilt but a pin cushion too?? Fantastic giveaway Carol. My fav pin cushion is ummmmmmmmm, too hard! They are all too sweet and way too nice to stick pins in them!

Lynne said...

Now, I do like them all so have been struggling to choose jsut one but if I have to choose one then it would be one of the top two, probably the one on the left. Lovely lovely lovely. Lynne X

Béa said...

They are all wonderful, my favorite perhaps Carnival... always love your happy work !

Samelia's Mum said...

Congratulations on 104 posts. Fantatic.
Love all your work. Your pincushions are so bright and lovely. The red and white ones are the ones which have caught my eye.

littleislandquilting said...

The lime green pin cushions with the big fat plumpy flowers but to be honest they are all gorgeous eye-candy.

Marsha said...

Wow, congrats on 104 and the lovely quilt giveaway. They are all lovely but my fav would be the polka dot flower one because who wouldn't smile with that pincushion on their sewing table

marsha
vamoody1 ( at) verizon (dot ) net

Michele said...

Congratulations on your 104th post! Love all your pincushions! The black and white stripe with the polka dot flower might be my favorite.

The Retired Mama said...

104 post. I thought it would have been much more. I just looked back through the archives and I found I have 8 of those post starred. Glad I look back, I saw the Christmas tree skirt and I want to make something like that. But all my sewing is being taken up by planning for my first grand-baby.
My favorite pin cushion is the third one shown. Love the fringie flower and the x's.
Thanks for all the hard work your blog takes. I love it!

Teresa said...

Well done and congratulations, now you are over a hundred. I would love the red and white pincushion with the balck stitching, one of my favourite colour combinations. You have my Flickr mail(Lochside quilter)

Susan said...

Congrats, Carol! And I'd love to sign up for a chance to win the doll quilt, I already am the proud owner of one of your pincushions. :) Thank you so much for that, again. I loved each and every one you made, but the mostly I love the one you sent me. Thanks, buddy! You're about to make a bunch of people really happy and you are so generous.

Amy said...

Beggars can't be choosers right? I simply can't decide. I like each thing best for a different reason. I would be oh so happy with any of them and would give them a happy home :)

Ursula said...

You're quilts are sooo amazing! So fun and colorful and cheery. They just make me smile. I would love a chance to win one. Thank you for the chance. And the Hugs and Kisses pincushion is my fave. Gotta love the colors and what girl doesn't like flowers.

Rettabug said...

What a terrific way to celebrate, Carol!! Congratulations on your 100+ postings. Every one has been a joy to see.

fondly,
Rett


I completed missed my 1 yr. blogoversary AND my 100th post. :-(

KQuiltyBee said...

This is all so much fun! Congrats on 104 posts.

Barb said...

Congratulations! Your quilts and pincushions are always inspiring. I love the green pincushion with the flower and those gorgeous black x's.

Rachel Locke said...

Congrats on 104!! Having already been the lucky recipient of a carol original angel quilt, I know what a treasure this little quiltie would be. Love all the pinnies!!! But purple and green are my Fave colors!!

Vickie said...

Congratulations, Carol, on such a successful blog!!!! I *heart* it and your amazing creativity! :) And what a wonderful giveaway. (Thanks, guys, for helping her with this!! - I live with a couple of 'good sports', as well!)

You said to choose our favorite. Well, first it was Real Scrappy because of the colors and the great embroidered "X's". Then, it was Citrus, with that wonderful colored flower. But it is Hugs and Kisses, because they have both those wonderful things...and that green...I love that green!! :)

Cynthia said...

I've been following your quilting since you first started and don't think there's been one thing you've made that I haven't fallen in love with. I'm not sure I would be able to pick a favorite!

crickets said...

I love everything! If I had to choose, the quilt is my fave....and that lime green/lavender/aqua pin cushion is simply lucious! You're work is so happy. Makes me smile :)

Char said...

Congratulations. I love the blue,lavender and lime! Beautiful.

Linda said...

Well, I have made so many of your pincushions my Favourites on Flickr so HOW would I choose ONE?????????? I love the Lilac and blue and the red combo most of all.
Keep inventing and inspiring us all!

Heidi said...

What a great giveaway.
The new DS quilt is awesome and all the pincushions too, but my favorite ones are the greens with the flower on it :-)

Happyme said...

I would love to have one of the pincushions in the last three pictures. They remind me of vacations that I have taken in the past, the colors are so bright and happy! In my sewing room the window is toward my back as I sew so the pincushion sitting next to me would be "my little ray of sunshine". I love your angel quilts, they are so inspiring! You are doing a fantastic job with the swirl quilting....I think I am going to try it on a pillow that I am making. Thanks for the opportunity to win your "gems"! -Happyme

CASharp said...

All of your pincushions are beautiful; however, I like the scrappy ones the best because they remind me of a party. There are balloons and streamers and good friends gathered to celebrate something wonderful.

Congratulations on your 104th post. I love that you chose 104 instead of 100. It is much more imaginiative, spunky, and unique...just like you.

Jo said...

Oh Carol, As you know I just love your quilts (just look at my favourites) so to be in a draw to get one is a must for me. All of the pin cushions are wonderful and deserve a good home, but you asked that we choose one, and my one would be the red and white as they both remind me of clowns or Andy Pandy .. don't ask why, as Andy Pandy was in blue and white strip, and clowns generally have many bright colours, but that what I think when I look at them, Just toooo cute. By the way congrats on your 104 blog.

Needled Mom said...

What a lovely little quilt!!! Those pincushions are adorable as well. I guess if one was forced to choose, it would have to be the red one.

Congratulations on over 100 posts.

PiecefulChaos said...

My favorite is the one with the lime green base and cross stitches - but they are all wonderful!!!! Congrats on 100+ posts!!!

quiltinkimmie said...

Oh you know I love the Red/black/white one best! All of your pinnies are fabulous, but that one is my fav! I know I'm greedy, but it would look sooooo GOOD sitting next to the one you already sent me!! :-) Great blog by the way!

gemini said...

Love the quilt. Would treasure it is I was lucky to win. The pincushions are all wonderful, but if I have to choose, the blue, lavender and green ones are my favorite. Really hope I win. Bonnie in Iowa
browne426@hotmail.com

Kimmer said...

LOVE these! My fvorite pincushion has to be the one in the bottom picture... nothing is happier than stripes and polka dots together! Plus, the pinking shear flower is just adorable.
Happy 100th+ post and thanks for the chance!
~Kim
Lynchmob4022@sbcglobal.net

Diane said...

Love them all. I love the flower on the cushion and too hard to pick just one!!

Wendz said...

Congrats on a century of posts. Your doll quilts, imagination, vision and tenacity just never cease to amaze me ... truly inspiring. How you can bring yourself to part with one of these most gorgous little quilts is beyond me, however I'd be very happy to win it. My favourite pin cushion is the colourfull one with the pins in it.
I look forward to reading (and learning from) many more blog posts. ~Wendz~

Poppyprint said...

Gosh, you go on vacation and miss everything! I hope I'm not too late to throw my entry into your giveaway hat, Carol. Your pinwheel twin is so sweet and I've gotta say that my fav pinnie is hugs & kisses because that's what I'd love to send to you...a big hug & kiss for being such a wonderful bloggy/swap friend.

Congrats on your 104th post - I look forward to 100 more!!!
xx
Krista

pklaw said...

Your little quilt is so cheerful! Love the green pincushion with the polka dot flowers! Thanks for the opportunity to win such lovlies!

Patchwork and Play said...

Congrats on your 104th post and all your beautiful work! If I was pressed to make a choice, I would have to say the blue/green striped pin cushion is my fav! Love your work Suz

cozy said...

Just found your blog and LOVE it! you are so fund :D
I went through ALL your posts...
if i won, i would be happy to have any of those pincushions...
thanks for sharing!

Trish said...

What a great give-away! I would love to win.
Trish www.quilttalesandcattails.com