Monday, April 16, 2012

I made it to the GIVEAWAY!!!

EDIT: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!


Let me start off with say a BIG THANK YOU! to all of you who have become my followers! I GREATLY APPRECIATE IT! *doing a happy dance* I made it not only to 10 followers, but ELEVEN! wow! lol. Thank you guys so much from the bottom of my heart!


I wanted to share with you guys a project of mine I FINALLY FINISHED! (no it's not a quilt, but it is still a blanket!) I've been working on this for a couple months (on and off) for my son. He is so excited about it being finished! He hasn't let it out of his site! LITERALLY!

I'm very proud of it! It's my first COMPLETE blanket ever!!!

And just so you guys can see how cute he looks with it here you go!

Yep, that's my boy!


Okay, so I know a lot of you are thinking, SHUT UP AND GET ON WITH IT ALREADY!!!!!!
Okay, okay, okay! Geesh!
To enter my giveaway:
You will be required to be a follower
Besides that all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post answering this question:
How did you learn to sew/ quilt??????
If you want another chance to win, blog about this giveaway and come back here and leave me a link so I can come see!!!
That's it....pretty simple huh?
Now, what am I giving away???!?!?!? Well, it's not one of those incredible giveaways that so many amazing bloggers have on a weekly basis, but I think for my first one, it's not that bad!
Yes, a handmade pincushion...made by ME!!!!! 2 spools of  O'fray ribbon, (I guess I was on a blue and purple kick when I picked these out!) A pack of 5 UNIVERSAL sewing machine needles, 5 spools of Gutterman 100% cotton thread! (the thread is a small spool, I think it said 100 m?)
Not too shabby, huh????
 EDITED TO ADD: This GIVEAWAY will be open until Sat 4/20 at midnight! That should give you guys plenty of time to enter!!!!
Oh yeah, did I mention......
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THERE IS GOING TO BE TWO WINNERS???? Yes that's right, not one but 2 winners!
Both will recieve the above pictured!
So good luck to you and THANKS FOR BEING A FOLLOWER!!!!
EDITED TO ADD: I'm so sorry I didn't mention this before now, but this giveaway is only open to US residents. Sorry!!!! (I will make an exception for anyone who has already entered at this point in time, which is 11:50 pm EST) Sorry again, hopefully soon I will be able to do International Shipping!
~Kelie~

47 comments:

rubyslipperz said...

first - what a cute guy that's covered with the special blanket made by YOU!

second - that's awsome that you are doing TWO winners!

I will for sure post about it! But, you don't need to enter me in the drawing =)

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com

Mike Pearson said...

My Aunt taught me how to machine piece and then she saw how much I liked it that she bought me a sewing machine. Since then, I have taught myself mostly from online tutorials and videos.

Mike Pearson said...

I posted it on my blog! http://amateurquilter.blogspot.com/2012/04/giveaway-alert.html

Danielle Hudson said...

My Great Aunt Nanny put a piece of fabric and needle and thread in my hands when I was 5 or 6. that was my first and only lesson. I always wanted to learn to sew on a sewing machine. My Grandmother owned a drapery shop and I was in awe of her machine and supplies, but she was running a business and had no time to really show me anything. BUT, When i was 21 she bought me a machine just like hers for my birthday. I have been self taught ever since. I mostly did curtains and home decs. I made a few very simple baby quilts along the way, having no clue what I was doing. I guess it had been in the last 2 years that I have really learned how to quilt, thanks to the internet and a few books. thanks for the giveaway and your son is very handsome!

Danielle Hudson said...

i blogged about it....http://freshoffthespool-danih03.blogspot.com/2012/04/kelies-giveaway.html

Rosemary said...

Kelie, this is so nice of you! My dad was a tailor before retiring. I also wanted to learn to sew but he had no patience with me! When I got married, my husband's grandmother had an old Singer that she gave me. I bought some books and taught myself. Over the years, my dad had given me a few pointers but he claims we quilters do everything wrong!!

Ullhärvan said...

I learnt to sew in school I think. My grandfather was a tailor and I was always so curious about the shop and the work there.

Mary said...

Just found your blog from The Amateur Quilter.

How did I learn to sew? With lots of yelling! My mom had no patience as a teacher. When I wanted to learn to use her machine she basically said, "Have at it!" and went to the other room with a glass of tea. I would holler in and ask her questions and she would holler back. I was making clothes for myself and my sisters dolls by the time I was 8.

This method must have worked okay because I was totally disgusted to get an award in 7th grade Home Ec as the top student. Everyone else made those pre-stamped pillows. I made a baby outfit that was self-lined and had button holes.

I will make a post later about your give away but I warn you I have very few followers!

Thanks for the chance!

ANudge said...

When I was six, my mother bought me a tiny sewing machine and taught me to sew -have been doing so ever since.

Michelle Olsen said...

I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now, but just today realized I wasn't technically a follower yet. Subscribing to a blog with RSS Google Reader doesn't count - so I rectified it :) I am now officially following you.

I learned to quilt very recently - this last fall in fact. I chanced upon a blog post that linked to Chasing Cottons' Quilt Class 101 (http://chasingcottons.blogspot.com/p/quilt-class-101.html). Being the chicken that I am, I didn't immediately start quilting...I read each new entry, week after week, convincing myself that I could do it, if I only tried. After the series was over, I did finally start, and I was really prepared and knowledgeable and comfortable, and had no problems. I've made 4 half-square-triangle quilts so far with what I learned, each one nicer than the last. You should check it out - it really helped me.

Also, Sew Bittersweet had a Vintage Christmas Sampler quilt-along (http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/?p=126) last year that was really fun and helped me to learn a variety of techniques and make 20 different blocks. You could easily make the blocks with non-Christmas fabric.

Karin said...

I am a self-taught quilter...mainly learnt from Magazines and the internet. Started about 6 years ago and have become totally addicted.
By the way...cute picture of your boy!

Karin said...

Posted your giveaway on my blog and learnt how to link back in the process. Great. While I don't have that many followers there will be some traffic via the FMQ project. Good luck with it all.

Dora, the Quilter said...

My mother sat me down to embroider when I was two and half. I can't imagine what she was thinking--a needle and really sharp scissors in the hands of a two year old?!!! But I loved it and have been doing some form of stitchery and sewing every since.
You do need more followers. I'll be one!

Maria Kievit said...

Learned to sew at probably the age of 9 or so in school, and then followed up by sewing barbie clothes at home. Learned quilting much later in life after I started visiting quilting stores and got hooked on a couple of wonderful quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

I sewed a few things just before I was married (didn't think I'd ever have enough money to buy any new clothes again, tee hee) but I didn't really sew again until I had children and started sewing outfits for them, mostly easy knits. With quilting, I have taught myself and gained so much expertise from all the fabulous online tutorials. It just wouldn't be the same without them!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Hi, Keli - I just posted about your Giveaway! You can find it over at http://mountainquiltworks.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-little-love-get-chance-to-win.html

Mary said...

Kelie, I unashamedly stole your idea and am having my own give away. Please be sure to comment and join. the link to your page and my giveaway are here:
http://madewithlovebymary.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-did-you-learn-to-sew.html

Along with my full sewing story

Rosemary said...

Gave you a shout out on my blog!! Check it out!!

heartsease54 said...

Love the camo afghan! Just became a follower, but not here for the drawing, so if my # comes up, please draw someone else (I already have more stuff than I will ever use in one lifetime, your giveaway is a nice one, I just don't need it & someone else might).

Karin said...

Strange how one has a LOT of comments when there is a give-away...I suppose we all love the feeling of getting something for nothing! Human nature.... The blanket is fabulous, I am sure my son would love it too! Your son seems precious! Only problem is they grow up so quickly!!

Diane E W said...

I guess I learned to sew in Jr High Home Ec class. I made most of my clothes in high school, nothing real fancy. I saw a quilt at a flea market and wanted it but sadly couldn't afford it. I looked at it and thought I can make that. NOT! It turned out terrible, but I later took a class and loved my teacher. I took several of her classes through the years. I like the motivation and the friends I meet at classes.

B Greene said...

I learned to quilt from a book called "Scrap Quilts" and didn't know any better, so I started with a full-sized bed quilt. We are still using it!!

Good luck with your new blog - I am a follower and can't wait to follow along on your journey!

Chatty Crone said...

I am just stopping by to say hello and welcome you to blogland. I wish I did quilt. sandie

Jennie P. said...

I just love the colors you've picked out for your threads and ribbons. :) Thank you for the chance! I'm following you with Google Reader/RSS.

Needled Mom said...

Aww...he really looks to be enjoying that blanket.

I first learned to sew when I was four from my mom. I sewed clothing until the 70 s when I fell into quilting. Good luck on your sewing journey.

Ella said...

Great giveaway! My mom taught me to sew (and my brother). I don't remember how old I was, but I made clothes for my Barbie and my brother sewed sets for his Star Wars figures.

April said...

I'm still learning to sew! My mama tried to teach me when I was a teenager but I just wasn't interested. Then last year my daughter told me she wanted a pretty dress. So began my new passion for sewing/quilting. Your little one is adorable and I know the wonderful feeling of having your craft appreciated by your kids. :) I found a lot of good sewing tips over at 'Missouri Star Quilting company' that's were I go for a lot of my quilting 'how-tos'. good luck with growing your blog and happy sewing...April/Little Mama Hen

yorkie mom said...

Congrats on your blog! My Grandmother was a seamstress and my Mom sewed, but I just taught my self with a little help from HomeEc! Thanks for a chance.

My Life In Quilts said...

Hi! Thanks for the giveaway! Your site is really nice and I like that plush blanket (plus the cutie undercovers).

I learned to sew from my sister, who sewed a lot of her own clothing. I made my own clothes in high school, curtains as a young mom, and only started quilting after my 16 year daughter was born.

Carol said...

I come from a long line of seamstresses so my mother sat my down at about age eight to handsew a red binding around a circular blue red cross cape. After that you couldn't stop me. I took a quilting class in 2010 and rekindled my love of sewing. Now, my husband complains I spend more time sewing than with him.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Hi Keli...My late mother-in-law taught me to quilt. She was covering an old comforter for me; and I thought I better help if I can. So; that is how it all started. Now that was over 25 years ago...doing more of it every day.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Now; here is my link; I would love to have to visit or even maybe follow me....lol.
http:/Marjorie'sBusyCorner/blogspot

Josie McRazie said...

New follower welcome to blogland (I blog over at http://jocrazymama.blogspot.com/ )
My Mother (who was a nurse) was an AMAZING seamstress. I grew up not realixing that not every kid could tell Mom they needed a new dress for something and it would appear out of her sewing room!! She only taught me a little, but I knew the basics. Mom has been gone for 8 years now and about a year ago I bought a sewing machine (because the troll guards my Mothers, long story) and I began to 'quilt'! I miss her so, but do feel closer and more connected with her when I sew!

Sarah Craig said...

Welcome to blogland, Kelie! You've got a nice blog here, and should get lots of followers soon!

I started sewing when I was eight - my grandmother decided to teach me how to make my school clothes, and the first thing she had me make was a pair of fitted shorts with zipper, darts, and waistband! Oh, those were the days..... I didn't start quilting until a couple of years ago - my grandmother didn't quilt, and I don't think she even owned a quilt! But now it's about all the sewing I do, except for little dresses for my granddaughters!!

PS Love your son's blanket!!

Rebeckah Austin said...

1. I made a blanket for my Hubby with the exact colors!

2. How awesome bto have a new blog! I just started mine a couple months ago as well.

3. I would love to win!

pam said...

Hi,

I learned to sew sitting on the floor next to my mom sewing me outfits. I would take the scraps and make outfits for my dolls. I just started quilting this year.

Daisy said...

I learned to sew from my Mom, my olders sisters, and for projects for 4-H back in the day. I also took 3 years of Home-Ec classes in high school. Don't sew clothing anymore mostly quilts but will be making American Girl Doll clothes soon for my two granddaughters which will be fun. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

Gwen said...

I am a new follower... :-)
I first learned to sew when I was maybe 12 or so... My sister had always been the "craftsy" one in the family, and since we are so close in age (16 months apart) there was a lot of competition going on. She entered a sewing competition at a local store, and I just had to get in on it too.. so with my Mom's help, I made a double-knit polyester pant suit-- complete with a vest! LOL I didn't win, but I did get honorable mention! And my sister came in second, I think... Since then, I've enjoyed sewing things for my 3 girls as they grew up, and also making things for my home!

Thank you for the fun giveaway-- I love blue and purple-- two of my favorite colors!

quilt happy said...

what a fun giveaway thanks

Linda said...

LOVELY BLOG!
LOVELY GIVEAWAY!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Myra said...

I first learned to sew when I was about 9 years old from a lady who lived across the street from my brother in Colorado. I was visiting him for a while and the lady across the street asked if I wanted to learn to sew. I said 'Sure!' So, she helped me make a cute little gathered skirt out of red and blue calico fabric. I still have that skirt!

Karen said...

I had a list of "want to learn that before I turn 40".
Making Quilts was at the top. I read a few quilt history books. Big history buff. Saw a few quilts that friends inherited. And soon there after fell in love.
Went to the local quilt shop and signed up for the beginners class (log cabin), Did not know about rotary cutters, or rulers. Since then have lost count of how many quilts I have made. joined our local guild, and belong to a small quilt group. Happily sew for a few causes that are near and dear, and love it all. How wonderful and fun quilting has been for me.

Kathy said...

My Mama took me when I was 11 to a ladies house that taught us how to sew. I made my first dress that I still have. I always sat out on a blanket and cut out and made my own Barbie doll clothes as we didn't have money to buy the clothes. I got the doll because I was in the hospital. My Mama dies in Aug. and I decided to start my sewing a little more serious now and I started working on my blog with a whole 23 followers so anyone and everyone come on over I would love to have you!! I'm also having a give away ending Wed. 25th of a Tooth Fairy Pillow I made www.sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

www.sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com

Cecilia said...

My Mom taught me to sew, but I learned to quilt later and I haven't been able to do anything else since. :-)

Vickie said...

What a darling little scrap quilt! I love the colors you chose and your boy is adorable. You are well on your way to being a quilter. I joined your site. I haven't read any of the posts so if I repeat something I'm sorry. You asked about basting your quilts...I never baste, I use quilt basting spray that I buy at Joann's not the craft adhesive spray just the quilt basting spray. It works really well for me. I spray some on the backing then on the batting after placing it on the backing then I apply the top and smooth out all the wrinkles. I only do this when I'm going to home machine quilt it or hand quilt it. Good luck and enjoy your quilting journey.

Melissa said...

I'm a follower - I tried to enter earlier in the week, but I was in Canada and my new PlayBook wouldn't let me leave a comment (GRRRR!). I learned to sew at my mom's side. I made a few pillows and a pair of pajama pants when I was young and it never stuck with me. In 2002 my niece was born and I made my first quilt, after that I was HOOKED!