Friday, October 1, 2010

A FINISH AND A GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is closed.  Random.org picked #6 - Delores to win.
Thanks for playing!

One of the techniques that I learned at the Melrose Inn was ... Spiral Waltz. 

No complicated sewing but the end result ...

And now for the good stuff ... on our way to the Melrose Inn, Donna and I stopped at the Gingher Factory.  And - these scissors just might find their way to YOUR house!  Yes folks ... finally a giveaway from me to you!  I've been blogging for a year and it's time to give back.

Want them?  It's not hard and complicated ... just leave me a comment.  I'm keeping it simple.  You don't have to be a follower (but that's always nice). You don't have to blog about it (but sharing is good). Make sure I have a way to contact you.  If your comment comes in "noreply" you either need to change your settings on YOUR blog or leave me an e-mail. 

I'm leaving this post up until Monday morning.  I'll let you know who the lucky winner is next week.  GOOD LUCK!

AND ... because I really love you ... click on the scarecrow and he'll take you to a list of over 100 bloggers who are feeling the need to give stuff away this weekend.  Join the fun, visit blogs and win stuff!

Edit:  ALL readers are eliglible to enter the giveaway ... even those "over the pond."

216 comments:

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Quilting Mom said...

What a nice blog! Your quilting is beautiful! Thank you for such a nice giveaway!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Mary, what a great pattern! Thanks for having such a fabulous giveaway! And you know I have been a follower...........

earth mother said...

Hey count me in as well----visiting a scissor factory would be at the top of MY vacation trip list, too. Where will your packed bags take you next?

QuilterLaura said...

That is a really cool tablerunner! Ohhhh, Gingher scissors are great!

gill said...

I love your spiral waltz!
Not sure if I can enter this giveaway from the UK????
Gill

Dolores said...

I do love your spiral waltz. As for the Gingher, well, I've never owned a pair would really like one.

Patrick and Emillie said...

Would love to win! New scissors would be great!

emilliepeters(at)yahoo(dot)com

Karen said...

Mary, thank you for your generous giveaway. I love Gingher scissors. Thanks!

Bluzbrod said...

Love Ginghers, they are always the very best! I like your blog, think I'll check in often.

WvHmmngbrd said...

Everyone can always use another pair of scissors!!! Especially the good ones! Thanks for the chance to win!

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance to win. Please check out my giveaway when you get a chance

SandyQuilts said...

Gosh you can't use another pair of scissors ... nice ones, love Ginghers. thanks.

Moneik said...

I would love to win the scissors. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Darlene said...

What a nice prize, count me in.

treamseatments.blogspot.com

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

Your runner is BEAUTIFUL!!! I would love to have that pattern...
Thanks for the chance to win on your blog...very generous!

Becky said...

Love Gingher scissors! Thanks for participating!

Wendy said...

Here I am blog hopping around and see this stunning table runner. I'm like "OMG, that's georgous!", look over... and see it's your blog and your table runner. Why am I not at all surprised! Beautiful job Mary! Can't wait to hear about your trip.

Mama Spark said...

I just love me some Ginghers!! LOVE THEM!!

Suzan said...

What sewer can't use a new pair of scissors?! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

free indeed said...

Love the table mat! It looks so modern and chic. I'd love to own a pair of Ginghers...they've been around forever!
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

Cindy said...

I believe I might qualify for "over the pond"...I used to swim in that pond...LOL..and enjoyed it. Now I'd rather sit on the sidelines and watch the grandkids swim.

Happy Fall.

Bridget B said...

Great giveaway-everyone can use a new scissor. Thanks for hosting.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Your table runner is so pretty. The scissors would be great too.

QuilterLindaE said...

the spiral is beautiful!
quilter_lindae@yahoo.com

Quiltjane said...

Beautiful patter - Spiral Waltz. I would love to win those scissors. The children keep stealing my good ones.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I had a pair of Gingher scissor long ago and loved them! What a great giveaway!

Rana said...

First of all- your spiral waltz is fabulous. Nice work on that. Secondly, love those ginghers.

Karen said...

Your Spiral Waltz is beautiful! I'd love to win the scissors. Thanks so much!

Betty said...

Your table runner is very nice. I think I saw this pattern at the AQS in Paducah this spring.

Sandee said...

Oh how I would like to win. thank you so much
sandybun43@gmail.com

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

Your spiral waltz is beautiful.
I have always had friskars but I am sure they wouldn't mind a new friend.

QDO said...

Very very beautiful! Thanks for the chance!

Leah said...

I am loving that spiral waltz. It is gorgeous. Any chance you can direct me to a place where I can purchase a pattern for it? And Wow on the scissors giveaway. What a great item.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Mary, thanks for the chance to win, even if I am "over the pond". very kind of you. Hugs, sandy.
sandangels1945@hotmail.com

Debra said...

Everyone needs some sharp scissors. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Phyllis said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. (rpshand@ns.sympatico.ca)

Susan said...

The best part about these blog hops is discovering new blogs...I'm so happy to have found yours! I'll be visiting often!

Lesly said...

Great giveaway - great scissors! Thanks for the chance!

Janice said...

What a great giveaway. A person can never have too many scissors!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I am and should be very embarrased to enter this giveaway for a pair of scissors. I guess it is proof that I really do love good scissors.

Thanks for the chance :)

Smiles,
Kelly

pippirose said...

What a beautiful piece!
I have an old (old!) pair of Fiskars, and would love to win a pair of good, NEW scissors!
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

crazypatch dreamer said...

Thank you for the chance to win the scissors. You're table runner is really nice!

Amy said...

Thanks for hosting a giveaway for a pair of Gingher scissors. Would be wonderful to win!

Me said...

Count me in!

Jessica said...

I would love to win the scissors. I'm a new quilter and any supplies I can get helps. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Liz said...

I love Gingher-I won't buy any other kind of scissors now!

Ann Flowers said...

Oh your spiral waltz turned out lovely!!!

I would be please to get a entry into your scissor giveaway:):)


Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Irina said...

Hello!
I'd like to enter your giveaway, and although you said there's no need to follow you, I will anyway because your blog is worth it!
I'm glad I found it and I hope to learn a lot form you.
Thanks for the chance!

susies1955 said...

Very nice giveaway.
Love Gingher's.
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

Peach Rainbow said...

Thanks for the chance
fsarah09 at gmail dot com

Sarah Craig said...

That is a seriously cool table runner! And a great giveaway prize - thanks for the chance to win!!

Jo said...

My children keep stealing my "good" scissors. I could use a new pair....

Miri said...

Oh lovely! Thanks so much!

Terrific runner!

Patchworked said...

I've found some lovely new blogs to visit tonight. Win or not I will visit you again you have some lovely eye candy to look at.

Kathy - mom of many said...

Wow, your project turned out wonderfully, so beautiful. I can always use a new pair of scissors. Thanks

PACountry said...

Great giveaway! I would love to win!
lmchishaffer@aol.com
www.pacountrycrafts.blogspot.com

Donna said...

Gingher! This is a wonderful giveaway. I had a treasurer pair of Gingher embroidery scissors which got lost somehow in my more to Florida. I cannot tell you how many times I have reached for those scissors to remember ... oh, well. Thanks for the opportunity. Happy quilting!

Micki said...

What a great giveaway and gee i hope I win this one!
I made a quilt almost exactly like you pink heart quilt.
Micki

Madamquiltsalot said...

I would love a chance to win this giveway ! Thanks for the chance. LOve your table runner !
and I'll be revisiting your blog ofter.
Thanks again, Linda

Bev said...

Ginghers are the best! Your table runner is wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway.

Just Ramblin' said...

Wow, great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. Nola

Ms Muffin said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
You are of course very welcome to stop over at my blog and enter my giveaway ... you could win some custom-made buttons ...
Have a lovely weekend!

ulli-xox[at]web[dot]de

thatlittlehouse said...

Your quilting is beautiful - so precise! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

nblexp at gmail dot com

Lyn said...

beautiful table runner. what great gift. Thanks would love to win. Lyn

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've been looking for new scissors for a couple of weeks - just couldn't decide which ones! Stop by my blog to enter my giveaway too. :) blessings, marlene

Janet said...

Awesome giveaway!!! :)

AlwaysInspired said...

Wonderful!
Please enter me!

Nicole said...

Your quilting is beautiful. It shows how much pride you take in your work.

Sherrill said...

Another pair of scissors is ALWAYS a good thing especially if they're Ginghers!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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elizabeth said...

I haven't ever had Ginghers...what a treat! Your tablerunner looks very complicated to me.

shirley said...

Love the table runner, I had not seen this pattern, love it.
supergrand2009@yahoo.com

NanaSings said...

That table runner is wonderful, what a nice job! I find it hard to believe that it wasn't complicated! Happy Quilting and thank you for the chance to win! Susan(at)mathisons(dot)org

Chelley said...

My mother says I have a scissor obsession. I can't help it! I love them!

Regina said...

Love the table runner. Thank you for the chance to win!

Sara said...

The scissors would be really great--although my Fiskars work wonderfully-LOL!

Renee G said...

The scissors look great. Are you going to do a tutorial on this?
rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Mamma Bears Fault said...

Thank you for participating in the "Fall into Fall Giveaway"! Not only does it give us the chance to win some pretty great prizes, but we also get to meet some amazing people! Thanks again and take care - Elizabeth

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

deserae said...

I love your table runner! It looks amazing!

Jen said...

Beautiful table runner. Very impressive looking! I guess I was here the other day because I commented on your Fantastic Getaway at Melrose Inn! I'd love a chance for the scissors, thank you!

Liz said...

Want... Ginghers... drool! Seriously, I love Ginghers, and I need a pair this size! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary said...

Ginghers are awesome! I'm left handed and once upon a time I bought a pair of Ginghers left handed scissors. Do you know, I could not make them work for me? I guess having grown up using right-handed scissors, the switch to a leftie pair was too late in life. So even though a leftie, I use the rightie scissors. Strange, but true :^)

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I could use these....you should see what I am using!! You have a wonderful blog, I enjoyed my visit!! Thanks for the chance to win.

viridian said...

Goodness, that is a generous gift! Count me in please.
viridian61 at yahoo.com

Thearica said...

Your Spiral Waltz is gorgeous! I think I will try my hand at that! I need to take more classes but always think I don't have the time. I wish I lived next door to a quilt shop!

I use Gingher and only Gingher and I would love to add those to my scissor drawer! Please sign me up!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your quilted runner is lovely. I would love to visit a scissors factory and I would love to win the scissors! Thanks for the chance.

Michelle said...

Your tablerunner is amazing...great job! I was just thinking I needed another pair of scissors, I'd love to win these! :)

Nanbon44 said...

I really need those scissors, mine left the sewing room and just haven't come back yet, guess they are on a long vacation, but I miss them, they might have eloped with the pincushion as it is missing to..Soo I really need replacements...Please enter my name in your lovely drawing.

dawson.tracy35 said...

i can always use scissors! my kids steal mine to cut paper for school all the time! love that waltz pattern. beautiful work

tracy dawson
dawson.tracy35@yahoo.com

Karin said...

Oh, gosh, that runner looks complicated, but well worth the challenge. I bet having good scissors would help. I use the ones from the dollar store and replace them every other month or so. Don't know how I'd act with a GOOD pair, but I'd love to give it a try! :)

Kim said...

Your runner is beautiful. It looks complicated. I could use those new scissors. Thanks for a chance to win.

Quilt Hollow said...

That is an interesting pattern...and I was trying to figure it out. :-) I already been following ya...I'll speak up today. :-)

growfamilygrow said...

My very fabulous Mother In Law told me about Ginghers when I started sewing. She has had her pair for forty years or some crazy amount of time. I'm saving up. Beautiful quilting.

Linda said...

This is a fabulous giveaway! THanks so much! Love your table runner...gorgeous.

Jansie said...

Hi there, I'm a new follower. I love your happy attitude! I am looking for a good pair of scissors. What a great giveaway! Thanks!

quiltmom said...

I have heard of Gingher scissors but never have owned a pair. What a terrific gift for your winner.
Thanks for the opportunity to win such beautiful scissors.
I love your spiral tablerunner- I have made a few bargello quilts- They are really fun to make.
Hope you have visited some of the other blogs on your blog hop.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

Sheila said...

I'd love to win the scissors , you can never have enough great scissors .

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for a great giveaway.

Barb said...

I would love to learn that techinque....got any infor for me? Love the scissors...thanks for the chance.

Sheila said...

The spiral waltz is amazing!!!
The scissors are too!!!

Charlene S said...

That technique is very interesting and I would love to learn how to do it. Anything that looks complicated but is simple is for me. cwhippc@aol.com

D@isy said...

Fabulous gifts.
Thanks for the opportunity in your drawing.

Happy Fall

Mystica said...

Thank you for sharing.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

sue said...

I'm new to your blog, but find it very interesting. I'd love a chance to win a new pair of scissors.

Peaceful Piecer said...

gingher scissors are the best! thanks for a chance to win

Lori said...

Love your table runner and I can always use a new pair of scissors!

Pat said...

That runner is fascinating...I'm thinking it's sort of a bargello-type technique. Anyway...I read about your giveaway on Dawn's blog and knew I had to rush over. I have a couple of pairs of fabric scissors but they are cheap ones and are NO good...it was embarrassing when sewing friend tried to use them the other day. SO......I really hope I win your giveaway. I did just sign on as a follower, too!

Anya said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance! And I love your table runner...

scottylover said...

Oh, how I need new scissors! Mine have a big "dull" spot in the middle from where hubby decided to use them to cut something...he won't tell me what! :) We tried having them sharpened, but they don't stay sharp long. Thanks for the chance to win these!

Sandy A

Terry said...

Oh I love scissors! Thanks for the chance at these! :0)

Patty said...

I so need a new pair of scissors. My very favorite pair were ruined when I was cutting some fabric and cut into a straight pin.


Patty
Sewsecret (at) gmail (dot) com

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Oh Mary, what quilter don't need a new pair of scissors. Please count me in and I love the spiral runner you did. Looks like it would be a fun technique to learn.

Pat S. said...

I signed up to follow your blog and would love the chance to win! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Winona said...

I would love to win these scissors. Thanks. Have a good day. Winona

Shasta said...

What a great giveaway. Everyone can use a pair of scissors. Especially sharp ones, that you can hide from the younguns right away.

ledamewood said...

I would love to win the scissors. Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway.

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

I could REALLY use a new pair ~ mine are kinda sad. Thanks for the chance!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jeanette said...

I love Gingher scissors. I hope i win.

Nancy Sue said...

The Spiral Waltz is VERY cool! Hope you had a great weekend (can't believe it's over, sniff sniff) and thank you for hosting a great giveaway!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Mama24Monkeys said...

Who couldn't use a great pair of scissors? Sign me up!

Hands Sew Full said...

What a great idea for a give away! Please enter me in your draw!

Janet said...

I have a pair of little embroidery snips made by Gingher and they are the best! Thanks for a chance to win a big sister scissor!

Diane H said...

Boy, do I need good scissors, if there is a Hall of Shame for bad scissors that's where mine belong. Thanks for a chance. Please come by and enter at my blog too!
http://sideroadstitcher.blogspot.com/

Joanne Lendaro said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!! Count me in please!!

Petit Design Co. said...

that's awesome! it reminded me of a hedgehog :)

PS you can promote your giveaway on the new Quilty Giveaways site (it's free)
http://quiltygiveaways.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

What a generous gift - I can't wait to see who wins!

sy said...

woo shiny scissors XD thanks for hosting the giveaway! your quilt is beautiful.
songyueyu at gmail

Ducks and Rabbits said...

I could really use these! Thanks for the chance.

Joanna said...

I love Gingher scissors. They are the best! I have the dressmaker shears that I keep in the box and use only for cutting fabric. They are lovely, and so is your blog. Looks like you had a nice time in N.C.

Maureen said...

Quilters always need all types of scissors. Thanks

SheilaC said...

Thank you for the great give away.

I am interested in knowing more about that piecing technique. Very cool looking!

SheilaC

Beeshebags said...

Hi, please enter my name into the scissor giveaway. A crafter can NEVER have too many pairs of scissors, at least that's what I keep telling everyone...lol By the way, I love that runner that you made, that technique sure looks hard to me....you did a beaut job of it. Hugs Naomi

LethargicLass said...

Thanks for this chance :)

Katy

caitlindevlin@hotmail.com

quiltma said...

Thank you for a chance to win such a great prize.

Tamera said...

Those scissors would LOVE to come live with me in North Dakota! Thanks for the giveaway.

Nancy said...

I was just introduced to the world of Gingher scissors last year. They are awesome!!! I could really use those larger ones...I only have applique ones and small ones for cutting threads. Thanks for putting them up for someone to win.

alice said...

Cool table runner. Thank you for the chance to win the scissors. I could use a good pair.

Karen said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
ket06e at gmail dot com

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I would love to be included!

Blessings from Colorado, Jessica

Stormy Days said...

There's a Gingher factory that you can visit? How wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win them.

Quilt n Queen said...

Great giveaway!!!!!! I went to quilting last week and a dear quilter I'll call Barb, was using the worst of the worst pair of scissors....you know the ones that wouldn't cut butter. I have a pair of Gingers already and if I'm the lucky winner......I just might have to part with them.....it will be hard.....but Barb sure does need a new pair......Hope your giveaway finds it's way to my house and I can put a smile on Barb's face. She would be thrilled........Thanks for the chance.

Kaye said...

boy could I use a good pair of scissors, thanks for your give a way

Shannon said...

Thank you for the chance to win those wonderful scissors. Your blog is great.

jennifer said...

everybody needs a good pair of scissors Thanks

SewCalGal said...

Lucky you for being able to visit the Gingher factory. Now I want to go there. I love Gingher scissors! Thanks for this opportunity to win a pair!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Cris A said...

I'd love to win these scissors! With one in college and one on the way there, Mama has no money for the good stuff :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Tara said...

Thank you for holding this give away :)

butterflyangels said...

NICE runner!! i need to find that pattern!

katie z. said...

Pretty scissors!

Loris said...

Love those scissors! Thanks for the chance to win.

Willa said...

I am game. Please include me! Would love the package.

Tamie said...

I love good scissors. Thanks for participating.

Sandy said...

Look forward to following your blog.

Renea said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

Paula said...

These scissors would come in a perfect time as one of mine mysteriously disappeared... Thank you for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Jackie said...

how awesome are those scissors! this would be a very practical and much appreciated win.

Teresa said...

Would like to be entered in your giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity!

Teresa

Marjorie said...

I haven't had new scissors in decades...that would be very fun to win!

burrito said...

I'm discovering so many amazing quilting blogs through this fall into fall thing!

Aliene said...

Thanks for the chance to win this nice give a way. siliene@aol.com

needledmom said...

I would love to have those come to my house.

I love the pretty runner. That is a great pattern.

http://needledmom.blogspot.com

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

great give away. thanks for a chance win
Hope you have a great day
Regena

Xandi said...

That spiral pattern is incredible. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Canadian Kristin said...

Ashamed to admit, but I've been using my kids' kindergarten scissors for my quilting... these fancy ones look like they would be way better! Thanks for the chance to win!
canadiankristin@gmail.com

Brenda said...

I could use a great pair of scissors.

Marie said...

What a generous giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

Patty D from NC said...

Thanks for the chance to win. New reader but I'll be back to your blog

WoolenSails said...

I wish their factory were closer, definitely need new large scissors.
I think little elves get into mine and destroy them;)

Debbie

pinsandneedles said...

A great giveaway! The best in scissors! Thanks!

Judy C said...

WoW! what a great giveaway! and as Arnold says I'll be back. Thanks

Quiltaholic said...

LOVE the giveaway, thank you so much!

Hilachas said...

What beautiful choices you've made for your giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

BROOKE said...

A pair of good quality scissors I wouldn't know what to do with them!

ABamaMom said...

Scissors! New scissors! Great giveaway!

Jenny said...

what a fabulous giveaway! thank you so much for a chance. your table runner is such a knock out!

Thankful~Threads said...

Lovely work! Thank you for the giveaway. ~Kathleen

Kelli said...

First off, love the background! It's so homey and immediately welcoming. And, second, thanks for a sweet giveaway! Who wouldn't want a nice pair of Gingher scissors???
Thanks again,
kelli

Jill said...

Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

sntbosch said...

beautiful table runner!
sntbosch@msn.com

Weatherbee ;) said...

Wow. The spiral quilting looks amazing. Great job! :) And thanks for such a great giveaway! I'm a new follower!

~Teresa ;)

Barbara said...

All of us always need a new pair of sharp scissors! Thanks for the giveaway! The spiral is stunning!

Sandra said...

Fabulous and beautiful wallpaper! That spiral quilting looks amazingly difficult; I am seriously challenged by even the looks.

Kathleen said...

I love that spiral quilting....thank you for the giveaway...

Julie in WA said...

I love Gingher scissors! The whole household knows that the gingher is off limits! What a nice giveaway prize!

MissMary said...

Thanks for sharing the love!

Cynthia L. said...

The quilt is lovely. I love the movement in it. I have 3 pair of Gingher and would love to have another pair. Each of mine have a distinct purpose. I would have really enjoyed going to the factory - lucky you!

Victoria M. said...

Thank you for having this wonderful giveaway. I've never had a decent pair of scissors, so would love to win these Ginghers.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I've never seen that design before. Great giveaway.

Debbie said...

Aren't you lucky you got to go to the Gingher factory! Thanks for counting me in.

TJ said...

That's a very nice giveaway. Thanks for sharing!

deborah said...

The Spiral Waltz is fabulous! I do love Gingher's..my fave scissors.
New follower

Melinda said...

Wonderful prize - would love to win. The Spiral Waltz is beautiful.

Laura said...

Thanks for the chance to win something wonderful.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! You have the most beautiful blog! Love the colors of the season! ♥

kwilta said...

Oh wow - would love to make that Table Topper, looks so complicated but feel sure it,s quite easy. The scissors would come in hand for this project also. I,m waving to you on high.

SarahVee said...

Love your table runner. Scissors are a great giveaway idea. Thanks for the chance.

corinne said...

That technique is great, your table runner is beautiful. I like the illusion from the squares. Thanks for the givaway

Painting 4 Him said...

Oh wow, I could so use those scissors, thanks so much for the opportunity.

How did you make that look so curvy yet your lines are so straight. I am new to quilting, sorta, just really learning the basics, although I have done quilting off and on for 16 years.

Deb said...

Oh what an awesome giveaway! Thank you. Have enjoyed looking through your blog and I am now following you :-) You have some beautiful photos and pieces on there. I wasted quite a lot of time just looking!!

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