Thursday, December 8, 2011

Told ya...

I'm sure that you remember me telling you what a disaster I had waiting for me on my dining room table?   Well, I wasn't kidding:



It took awhile, and I pondered on where to put it all (since I already look like a hoarder in my bedroom with bins stacked 4 high), but I cleaned it all off and this is what it looks like now:


I think I could use a centerpiece now, don't you?  OR....(and e-gads on this one), maybe I'll have to dig out some of that fabric and make a table runner?????

In the meantime, let me show something else I did this week.  Remember when I showed you this picture that I stole off of pinterest?


Gorgeous, right?  Since I have no canning jars with wide mouths, and really didn't want to invest in any, I visited my local Joann Fabric store and came up with this.  AND, believe it or not, with the vase, cranberries, and package of floating candles, it only cost me $6.50.  What a deal!  ('Course, I had coupons too.  LOL)


Now, for the good stuff!!!!  Because I'm in the holiday spirit and bought this stuff specifically for this reason, I am giving away this awesome package.  You will get approximately 3/4 of a yard of these darling circle prints by Kim Schaefer, (22 circles in all), plus 1 yard of matching stripe (in case you want to do something on the bias), and 1 yard of a matching Kona red fabric.  Can't you just imagine the darling pot holders you could make for family and friends?



Here's a close up of one of my favorite guys:


So, no big deal.  Just comment here, if you will, and I will have my darling husband pick a number (since I don't know how to use that goofy automatic generator thing) on Sunday.  How's that?  Make sure I can get ahold of you, should you win.  It'd be awful not to find you!!!  Until then, happy sewing, or cleaning, or cooking or whatever else fills your day!  Love ya!

100 comments:

Marlene said...

Mr Snowman would have a good home at my house. thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas.

Marlene
tiggr56@gmail.com

Michele said...

Your table looks so lonely now. I bet it loved having all those beautiful fabrics on it!

Quiet Quilter said...

I love it when things are neat and nicely put away....that happened once to me and I remember it well...
Thanks for the giveaway..such cute fabric!

Barbara said...

Of all the quilting sites and blogs on the internet, you remain one of my top 5 favorites, Carol. Thank you for all the time you spend, sharing your fun fun creations.

awesome give-away, too !

Cindy said...

Aren't you sweet. Thanks for the chance to win the goodies.

Sue Daurio said...

you table looks great and I LOVE the candle idea. I'm going to have to try that. Those fabrics are just wonderful!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Deb said...

Yay! Thanks for the opportunity...

pinsandneedles said...

So where did you hide all that gorgeous stash? hehe. Your table looks great and ready to be adorned with that lovely floating candle arrangement and a maybe a candle mat or table runner.

What darling holiday fabric! Thanks for a chance to win.

Aliceart said...

Yay for us! What a nice Christmas surprise - I'll be watching with my fingers crossed!
Your vase is lovely; I've been thinking about that canning jar candle ever since you posted it...

reddquilter said...

Love this fabric---such fun snowmen!
Thanks!

Mommarock said...

Oh that fabric is cute, they could also make cute fabric ornaments on a tree. I'm not sure how big the circles are, but they sure are cute!

Teje said...

Oh how cute fabric! I love those figures and there is already too many ideas for it! Thank you for sharing! x Teje

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Snowmen - how relevant to Western Australia in summer - that must make me the winner surely ;) LOL...

Sheila said...

Love your table decs, and the cute fabric. I also failed with the Random thingy.........

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

I am new to the bloging land it is so fun to see what everyone is doing here I love you candle, Love your blog,and the fabric is wonderful happy quilting

Belinda said...

Oh Carol, what a great post! And a great giveaway. Thank you for your generosity and good luck to everyone!
(That fabric is awesome!)

Simply Sandy said...

Love your cute centerpiece. You're so smart!

A.J. Dub. said...

Your vase is beautiful!
It is so refreshing to have a clean table!

Andrea R said...

Oh I am a sucker for snowmen - what a great giveaway! :D

Also - nice work on the vase.

Lesley said...

Carol, I love the before and after of your table...i have several tables and work spaces that look like the before...gotta love the life of a quilter! Your centrepiece is gorgeous...good for you! And your giveaway fabric is precious! Thanks!

Staci said...

LOL! I just cleaned up a similar mess on top of my cutting table. Thought I was never getting to the bottom of it!
That snowman fabric is as cute as can be! Thanks for sharing it! Someone will get a happy surprise!

Jo Ann said...

My sewing space is a disater right now. Thanks for sharing the photo. What darling fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win some.

Pen Pen said...

I love your vase with cranberries and candle. I work in a nursing home and one of my patients gave me one made in a pretty glass. He and his daughter made them on Sunday and gave them out to the staff. So pretty! And yes, count me in on the giveaway! Thanks!

Leanne said...

I love that candle, did you use real branches and cranberries or pretend ones? Nice give away, I would so make that cute fabric into holiday potholders or oven mits or napkins or present bags, or mug rugs...

RobinLovesQuilting said...

I never did see a better excuse to make a table runner than a completely clear table! Love the centerpiece, and thanks for the giveaway!

Mary said...

It's so nice to share... Thanks for offering a giveaway. Cute Snowmen. You centerpiece does need a Table runner of something under it. The table is just too bare.

Bonnie said...

Loved your vase and also love the fabric. Thanks you for a chance to win.

Annie said...

Isn't that fun fabric?! I have some and put a couple of those snowmen in my fabric postcards. Still trying to get inspired for what else to do with it. Your candle thingy is beautiful!

Sharon T said...

OMG! I love the giveaway! Thanks for a great blog.

regan said...

Holy cow.....I have all of the things I need for that very cool candle setting! Thanks! I'm doing it today!

And that fabric is the cutest ever! I love that little snowman! And the one adjusting his little black hat....and the snowflake with the swirly balls at the points.....oh cripes, I love them all! lol

StitchinByTheLake said...

My whole sewing room looks just like your dining table did. :( My day is cut out for me! blessings, marlene

Beezus said...

I just have to say thank you for taking a picture of your dining room table. My husband doesn't really understand why I'm so messy, while I think I'm being pretty good confining the mess to JUST the table area! (Well, there may be a mess on the ironing board that gets transferred to the bed when I have to use the iron, but ironing boards are really skinny. lol)

Nancy said...

great fabric!! I would love to make some last minute potholders...

Lynda said...

I too have been organizing fabric, spent 6 hrs yesterday gathering fabric from all my hidey holes (laundry room, bedroom, office, etc) refolding if necessary, and putting away in a newly cleared space - all in one place. Have a few more hours to go and will then have all my fabric in one place - scary that, need to start sewing now.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Well, I don't know about you, but a clean table means someone expects me to cook so they can use it. I see no good in either one of em! hahahahahaha

Georgi Sears said...

Like you, I have 4-5 bins of fabric (mostly thrifted that I just HAD to have) in my bedroom closet. I REALLY need to go through those. But in the meantime, thanks for the chance to win something new! Fingers crossed!!

Georgi
gms5997@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Wow - impressive clean-up! I definitely can't see the underneath of my table! haha oh well - thanks for the giveaway!
jmistok(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

Would love to make some of your potholders - please enter me in your giveaway. As always, your blog is a joy to get a creative fix!
bhambeth at gmail dot com

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

I had to laugh out loud at your dining room table since I thought you snuck in and took a picture at my house! Unfortunately, the LAST thing that usually happens at my table is dining - oh well, it feeds my soul anyway - lol!
Thanks for the generous giveaway!

What Comes Next? said...

Your dining room table looks a lot like mine - although your fabric pieces look way more interesting them my stack of paper and bills. I did a similar vase deal a few years ago now and just loved the effect - I think that is what my table will need again this year - thank you for the reminder. Great giveaway fabrics!

gill said...

How generous are you???
I love this fabric - so cute! I've never seen it before, is it a new line?

Aleisha said...

I love this fabric. Thanks for this great giveaway!

Cathy said...

So I am not the only one with a dining room table that is full, full, full. Love your ladies. Cathy

sanger472@gmail.com said...

What fun fabrics!! Thanks for the chance to win them.
Sandra

Jeanie said...

That is the cutest fabric! And good luck keeping that table cleaned off. ;) Merry Christmas!

otterdaughter said...

Congrats on clearing your table, but can you find any of it when you want it again? Ha ha!
Thanks for the giveaway, that circle fabric is adorable!

Mrs.Pickles said...

wow that was a lot of fabric..that centerpiece is stunning!

Terri in BC said...

Oh, I can visualize a cute mini-quilt for my sister, who has a snowman bedroom set up year-round!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Love the center piece :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

Toni said...

my table often looks like yours did lol

Elaine said...

loved seeing your sewing area... hope we can get together soon!

Sheila said...

Oooh lovely fabric - please add me to the draw.

The "other" Sheila

stitchinpenny said...

Love your centerpiece - it is more beautiful than your inspiration piece.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

You are inspiring. I haven't done a thing because I have had bronchitis and pneumonia. Not even a candle is in place for Christmas. I LOVE the fabric though. Maybe that'd get me up off the couch?
I love anything you do.
~a

Patchwork and Play said...

What cute fabric- that snowman impersonating an angel, with his halo of stars is my favourite! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm sure there will be a lovely table runner on that clean table soon!

Susan said...

Love your adaptation of the "jar" decoration. Cute snowmen - even if totally inappropraite for an Australian Christmas

Vicki ♥ said...

I too have that jar in my pinterest and thought it was a great idea. I like yours too. Have a wonderful Christmas :) Oh ....Love the giveaway too :) Hugs Vicki x

MoeWest said...

You've been busy! Your floating candle vase looks great. Thanks for the giveaway of that very cute fabric.

Jennifer Gail said...

It was such a lovely mess. Love your candle.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

You have a beautiful table! It's such a large flat surface right out in the open...too easy to have the dropsies and leave everything on it.

Beautiful centerpiece.

beachiesews said...

Well now, that would be fun! Your table looks lovely...all nice and clean. I have to clean up the mess between project and sometimes during projects...it helps clear my mind and I am just happier that way! I do have a room just for sewing and computer so I am fortunate that way!

iluvmybugs said...

Love how you did your vase. Think it would look great on your freshly cleaned-off table... on top of a holiday runner...just saying LOL!!! Thanks for the chance to win that adorable fabric.
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dianne said...

I wouldn't normally say this but please pick me o lovely husband of mamacjt!! These fabrics are ADORABLE!!!!
thanks!! :0)

Janet said...

The snowman circles are so cute! Thanks for a great giveaway.

KOcanQuilt said...

Love that fabric. You are so generous to give this away! Merry Christmas.

Heather A said...

I saw that fabric at our local quilt show and regretted later not getting some! It is my favourite Christmas fabric that I've seen so far.

I cleaned my dining room table off tonight, too! It was looking much like yours. While my dining room might look like a dining room again, I now have a spare bedroom that looks like a disaster! I'll worry about that later.

BJ in TX said...

I LOVE that fabric!!! I will come up with something adorable (or maybe just "cute") and send you pics if I win. Deal?

Kathleen said...

thank you for a chance to win..

Anonymous said...

What a great looking centerpiece. What kind of liquid did you use to float the cranberries? I think a couple of those would add a special touch to my table.
That fabric is so cute. Snowmen are my weakness. Thanks for the chance to win.

Ursula

uschbear at gmail dot com

Donna Joy said...

Thanks for the giveaway, fun fabric , great design. Good job on the centre piece.

AlthemeseB said...

Thank you so much for doing such a great give away and a chance to win this fabulous fabric. Merry Christmas!

LJ said...

You're right, Carol, that was a scary looking table!! My sewing room is upstairs and looks that bad, too. This weekend is our family Christmas gathering and I MUST clean it up so the bed and baby crib can be used!! I've been procrastinating all week...kept saying to myself I might have a few moments to sew! HA!

Carole said...

Have the potholders planned already. Sooo cute. My table is always covered in quilting stuff as I am still waiting for dh to build me a sewing room. Might clear it on Christmas eve just so we have somewhere to eat our turkey dinner.

Mary said...

I am afraid my dining table still looks like yours. I still have a long way to go. I was sewing all day today. It felt so good.

Karen H said...

Your dining room table looks fantastic..... I wish mine did! I would love to win the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!

Nancy Biggs said...

Your candle is too cute! Love your give away. My decorating isn't all done either!

Teresa S. said...

Was this a sneak giveaway? If so, I think you have been found out :) Please include me.

Sandra Coleman Clarke said...

I would love to win that fabric. Your creativity is awesome. I really enjoy seeing what you make in your spare time. Good job on the cleanup of your table. Maybe i can be inspired to do the same. Merry Christmas!!!

Shocking Hocking said...

GORGEOUS FABRICS - THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY - oops - sorry, didn't mean to shout!

Nancy B said...

Oooh, I would love to win your pretty fabric. Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

Trudy said...

This would just be perfect. I love showmen!
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Trudy said...

This would just be perfect. I love showmen!
trudyanne@live.Com

Margaret said...

I love all your projects and would love to do something with those snowmen!

Jill said...

Your table looked just like mine. Will you come and clean off my table too? LOL!

Snoodles said...

I think I saw the top of my table in, let's see....was it three years ago, or four? LOL
Thanks for the chance to win - I do think those fabrics would make adorable potholders!

VickiT said...

Oh my gosh, that turned out super cute for your table. So pretty.

And the snowmen are adorable. I'd love to have my name in to win those. Heck, maybe I could even talk hubby into a quick road trip to come meet somewhere near your home to pick up my winnings to save you the shipping. LOL

Thanks for the chance. Have a good weekend.

darcey said...

Hmmmm....I'm thinking table running or table square, myself....Thanks for the fun giveaway.....and by the way, I have a matching dining room table. Yikes!
Darcey
xxoo
Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

Please have your darling husband pick me (lol). The fabric is adorable! Love your blog. Can't wait to see your next project. brendatexan@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love the fabric and the opportunity to win it. Merry Christmas!
Cindy
cindypetty@bellsouth.net

Gmama Jane said...

I would give those snowmen a wonderfully warm home! Blessings
Gmama jane

frog cottage said...

Ohh those snowmen are sooo cute!!1 thanks for a chance in the giveaway
happy stitching :)

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! I would love to win that grouping, I love snowmen and stripes!! The snowmen make me smile!!
Jenny
finallyfin@aol.com

pinsandgiggles said...

They will be loved at my house!!!

Carol C said...

That was just your table? Right now my whole sewing room looks like that. Luckily, I can close the door! I would love to win these fabrics. I think Kim Schaefer's things are wonderful. Thanks for the chance.

sophie said...

Love the circle print (and would be thrilled to win it) ... and your centerpiece. Well done!

Samelia's Mum said...

Your centre piece looks wonderful! What a fantastic idea.

Love the stripe fabric. I'm a spot and stripe girl :)

NancyinSTL said...

Why are centerpieces so difficult? That's always the hardest decoration for me, whenever I entertain. Yours looks great!

I can be reached via FlickrMail.

Jennifer M. said...

Oh Dear! You are definitely not alone with the dining room table disaster. Once I get mine cleaned up, it quickly becomes a disaster again. Love your centerpieces. They came out great. :)

Please enter me in your fabric giveaway. I love anything with Snowmen on them. :)

Jen
E-mail: jmyers0925@yahoo.com

Kristy said...

What cute snowmen! Thanks for the chance to win them. K-

Margaret said...

This fabric is so cute. I would love to win some. Love the look of your blog and the candle is adorable.