Friday, June 5, 2009

Giveaway time!!

Today my Rory is three months old. And in honor of this milestone AND my Birthday (which was Monday) and, heck, just because, I am having a giveaway.

I have slowly been getting my stash in some kind of order. (A lifetime task!) And I do have a few (Ha!!) doubles and would like to include some of them in the giveaway. Oh, you want to know what? Well, I would like to make it a suprise. :)

I will include in the giveaway at least one doggie related pattern and two more patterns of my choosing. (don't you love surprises?) I will also include one of the pieces of hand-dyed fabric that Mare and I dyed. (see yesterdays posting.) That is the minimum to be included in the giveaway package. Who knows what else I might stick in there? (hee, hee, hee) I will try not to let Rory send you one of Rosie, the cat's toys. Here he is stealing another from her toy stash while she watches. (See the large pile on the shelf? Those are ones I confiscated. Right after this photo Rosie proceeded to take her paw and bat all the toys off the shelf! I guess she thinks it is funny to see me chase Rory and take her toys from him. LOL)


To be included you need to leave a comment here on todays post. If you mention my giveaway on your blog and link to mine I will stick your name in the hat for two more chances. Oh, you do need to let me know that you mentioned my giveaway AND I will need your email if it's not in your profile.
I will draw the winner on June 26th.

Until next time...........
Love, stitches, and licks
Kathy
and Rory, too

PS. Thank you ALL for the wonderful Birthday wishes and the lovely comments about my new baby. I truely appreciate and love everyone. Now to answer a couple of questions from yesterdays comments.

Mel asked about my wall hanging and how I finished it. I used the directions that I had found on Focus on Finishing. Click here for the site.

Gabi inquired about my fabric dyeing. I use the directions that are on the package of dye. (Well, mostly. I have been experimenting with the amount of dye for color strength)
I have a collection of largish plastic bowls and old pots that I mix the dyes in. I wet the fabric real well then I leave the fabric soak until I see the darkness of the color I am looking for. That night Mare and I used the bake method to get the fabric mostly dry before ironing out as many of the wrinkle as possible. It is important to do this now rather than later. It really is simple to dye your fabric. Just be warned it can be time consuming. Right Mare? LOL

94 comments:

Shelley - ILCS said...

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. I always look forward to pics of your adorable furbabies. I miss having a putty tat around the house, lol!!
s.tompkins76@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. As I am a big pet lover, your pictures are great. Are animals fun? Here is my email just in case; joycefrank@sbcglobal.net
You blog is great, I am trying to talk myself into doing one. I love your stitching also.
Joyce

Anonymous said...

Kathy Rory is sooo darn cute!!!!!!! Puppies are fun but lots of work. Please include me in your giveaway!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry had problems with sigingin in on google. I just left the comment and it is me Nancy Cricket Tucket

Pike said...

Please enter me too! And I'll mention your giveaway on my blog later today!


Pirjo from Finland
pirjo.kallioniemi(at)yahoo.com

qsnap lover said...

I wish you and rory a Happy Birthday. I would love to enter your giveaway thanks Donna

luvmyqsnaps@yahoo.com

Ann said...

Hi, this is Anitra from Sapphirestitching. I enjoyed your pics of Rory - but can we have more of Rosie, too, please? I'm definitely a cat person! So if you have any cat-related items in the giveaway, you know where to send them! (Grin)

AnitraF@gmail.com

Mel said...

Thank you for the link to the finishing instructions! That is awesome!
I would love to be included in your giveaway. It sounds lovely. :)

mladner@gmail.com

Emily said...

Pick me, pick me, I love giveaways. Your Rory is just a hoot, playing with cat toys. Our dog stole some of the cats toys and had more fun with them as well.

Nan said...

I don't have a blog of my own, but I've created "Blogs" as a folder under my favorites to follow others. I have really enjoyed reading yours and I just love your new baby - Rory. I too would like to be entered in your giveaway...always looking for new projects (as if I can finish them all in my life time....LOL)

Nan Davis aka ndavis2-bbinteractive

Terry said...

Love the pics of the furbabies!

Throw my name in the hat for the giveaway. Good luck to everyone who enters!
terry_cole2003@yahoo.com

Patti said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I have added a photo of Rory on the couch as a link from my blog to your giveaway. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Marjorie said...

Happy belated birthday Kathy. Your puppy is so cute. I have a real fondness for big dogs--I am currently "mom" to a husky mix and a golden retriever. Please enter me in your giveaway. Marjorie

Anonymous said...

I would love to added for the drawing. Rory is a adorable you just want o hug him!
Pam James

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love your pictures, Rory is so cute, I have a puppy also, his name is Buddy and he is a toy schnauzer. Aren't puppies so adorable?
Please enter me in your giveaway, I don't have a blog...well I'm sure someday... maybe...
Ledda
ledda_torres@yahoo.es

Deb said...

I'd love to be entered into your drawing. I just found your blog today. What a great way to start off!

5footrunt said...

Please include me in your giveaway as well. I love that red coloring in his coat. So pretty.
nonamenoaccess@aol.com

Natasha said...
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Katri said...

Rory is just too cute, he has such a sweet face! Congratulations to the three-month-old!

The finishes from yesterday's post are just wonderful! I especially like to dog!

Please enter me in the draw (katrir@gmail.com)

Moon_Child said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity. I would love to be in your Giveaway. I'll blog about it also. My email is moonchild776@aol.com.

I'm a fellow dog lover myself and the pictures of your Rory remind of when I have a litter of Beagles on the ground. Handfuls they are but a delight to have around.

Sandy said...

Hi it's Sandy in NM, and I just can't help but laugh at your Rory. He reminds me of my Grissom, who sometimes favors the smallest of cat toys over his own. It's too funny to watch this great big Shepherd dog with a little bitty cat ball in his mouth. :-)
desertdreamer2000@yahoo.com

Kim said...

Please enter me in your great surprise giveaway - Thank you!
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

Trecie said...

Love your pictures of Roy and Rosie. Rosie's fan club don't like dogs very much. But they havn't been introduced to a dog that gets along with cats. The ones the know hates cats.I think Rosie is having a ball getting Rory in trouble with the cat toy LOL.

omashee aka Barb said...

Kathy, First - Happy Birthday to you and Rory! (a few sniffs and licks from Kelly & Jessie too) Rory's too beautiful! Isn't it funny how cats & dogs relate? My cat shares his toys with the girls too. (like he has a choice!)
Man Oh Man, what a birthday haul you made! I'm so jealous!
Please enter me in your giveaway. Of course, you're mentioned on my blog.
Barb

omashee@msn.com

Librarystitcher said...

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. This is a nice way to celebrate your day. I totally understand about having to sort through stash and maybe having too much or that's what my DH thinks, anyway.
Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Jennie Knight
AKA librarystitcherri

nkbabe said...

Happy belated birthday to you,please give Rry a hug from me and please may I be entered into your giveaway.

Thank you

nkbabe@hotmail.com

Bronny said...

It looks like such a fun, laughing household - especially with your two furbabies playing with each other. Mine just like to re-enact famous pro-wrestling bouts!
Thanks for the chance at your competition - I've also posted a link on my blog: bronnysbits.blogspot.com

So much fun!

AMBER said...

I love to do cross stitch, so new stash is always welcomed.
Amber
phina47@netzero.net

Susan Cahill said...

What a fun and generous giveaway. I love your puppy, he reminds me of my crazy dog who at 4 is stealing all kinds of things including my sewing supplies!


Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

draco220 said...

I love your blog and all your cute pets. Happy Birthday to you and Rory.
Please enter me in your Giveaway.
I would love to 'link' you to my blogs.

Take care,
Michelle kitaro320@gmail.com
http://draco220.livejournal.com/
http://southerncomfortkc.blogspot.com/

Terry N said...

I just love seeing pictures of your furbabies.they warm the soul.Please include me too. Terry N

Kathy B said...

from one Kathy to another Kathy please enter me in your contest I also have a furbaby whose name is ChaCha and she would love anything that Rory might send Happy Belated Birthday and Happy three monthe to Rory Sincerely Kathy B in Ohio

Heather said...

Enter me pretty please! Yay!

heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

PaulineD said...

Happy birthday Kathy!

Please put me in the draw for Rory! He is just adorable!

Oh, it's not for Rory? Well, okay, I guess, put me in the draw anyway!



pjdaviess@optusnet.com.au

Mitchie said...

Would like to put my name into the drawing.

And I love your dog, he is very cute.

Ellen said...

Wow, I love your dyed fabrics, they look wonderful. Love your finishes too. Please enter me in your giveaway and I will mention this in my blog.

Hugs

Connie said...

Please include me on your give away! I posted about your giveaway on my blog: http://cwkalina.blogspot.com/ and linked to your site. My email is cwkalina@aol.com. Thanks for the giveaway offer!

Tracey said...

You are so sweet! Please enter me in your giveaway- and I will post a link to it on my blog right now- you can go see. My email is hannasmom1198@aol.com. Thanks for the chance!

Gabbie's Nani said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I think your dyed material is gorgeous and would one day like to learn how to do it. You baby is adorable and I'm sure you give him lots of love.

Renee G said...

Rory is a darling, and he can throw in any surprises he would like if I win.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Gabi said...

Thanks for answering the question about dyeing. Rory is a cuty.
And a fabric in a give away...AND a surprise chart??? PLEASE enter my name. I LOVE surprises. :)

Oh...and congrats on Rory's 3months anniversary. He looks to me btw as if for him every day is an anniversary...lol

Chrizette said...

Hi Kathy, please include me in your draw too. I left a post on my blog about your giveaway - come take a look www.allthedaysof.blogspot.com

I can see Rory is just as spoiled as my little Spud :)

Deborah said...

I would like the give away also!! And, you could just try to pass Rory along on this offer!!

Love and Hugs!!
Deborah

Susan/CqLily said...

Your dog is a sweetie. Same color as mine!
I don't have a blog but appreciate this opportunity!

Don't you just love furry friends!

susan.robin81@yahoo.com

nanaandpapa1 said...

i love the hand dyed fabrics, colors are beautiful, some day i hope to get brave enough to try that.

Vickie said...

Kathy- I would love to be entered in your contest. Your new baby is adorable. For the teething I suggest two thing- Go to your local butcher and get a cow bone leg. They still have the marrow and a little meat on them....they LOVE THEM or get a piece of firewood (my vet said they were ok) and let him chew on those. Also just a hint..if you use a baby gate NEVER step over it..always open and close it. We are VERY thankful we did that. My babies don't realize they can jump over a baby gate. They always wait for it to be opened

Sweatty said...

Happy Birthday to you and to Rory! He is so cute! I have three little wired haired terriers which are my babies! Please enter me in your drawing!Thanks!

Dottie said...

Please Include Me In Your Giveaway.
You Have done Some Beautiful Work & Rory Is Adorable.
Dottie In Va
LineDancrS@aol.com

liloladi said...

Please include me in your give a way. Today the 5th is my babys 40th birthday, guess he is not a baby anmore. wanda n.

Charlene said...

Happy Birthday to you and Rory! He is a lovely baby! Your fabbies turned out Great! If I ever get my stash somewhat organized, I plan to have a giveaway, too, but that doesn't mean I don't want a surprise -- please enter me!

Mare said...

Rory is so cute! I can't wait for our next stitch date to meet Rory in person. Beautiful finishes & lovely finishing! What fun the dying was but the best part was the company. Thank you for a wonderful day.

Siobhan said...

I'll pass on the giveaway--but thank you anyway--but just had to say how cute your furbabies are. :) I had to LOL at the pic of the cat watching the dog try to steal her toys. LOL

Berly said...

Ok, enter me in your giveaway! I love your blog and furbabies. Hmm, guess I'm going to have to start updating my blog again, huh?

Rachel said...

Rory is too cute and love the stories of how your pets "play" with one another :o) Hope my blog post sends more your way.

Please enter me in your drawing

Myra said...

I love seeing pictures of your sweet Rory. I would love to win a doggie pattern. Please enter me in your drawing and Happy belated Birthday!

Katrien (ILCS) said...

Please enter me in your drawing. Love the pictures of Rory.
princesje @ skynet . be

Shari said...

Please enter my name in your drawing. I would love to see the dyed fabric in person. We raise beagles and I can appreciate your love for your beautiful pup. I saw this giveaway posted on the Yahoo Group StitchMap.

Susan said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance.

susanpiluk@yahoo.com

Jeanie said...

Please include me in your wonderful giveaway ! Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

I will try this and see if it works for me. I am glad that you had a wonderful birthday with Rory. I would love to enter in your give away, as the dyed pieces look very nice.

Marl

lynda said...

Your Rory reminds me so much of our Boonie!Please add my name to your drawing. Thanks!

Kirsi said...

Hi Kathy.
Greetings from Finland. I am in your giveaway draw! A great giveaway, I wish I am happy to be the lucky one :)

I made a link to my blog! And you should visit there also... I am having a lottery too.

My e-mail is pilvipeili(at)yahoo.com

pjkoontz said...

Hi Kathy! I'd love to be included in your giveaway drawing! I LOVE surprises!!! LOL!! And, I'll put a link in my blog! :o)
Pam K :o)
pjkoontz@aol.com

Meari said...

Hi Kathy -- Sign me up for your giveway. I put a blurb on my blog about it, too.

Rory is such a PRETTY dog!

Roz said...

I love Rory!! He is beautiful!!!

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Roz

valerie said...

Happy belated birthday and Rory is an absolute doll! I'd love a chance to be entered in your giveaway. Surprises are great! Thanks!

Joan said...

Please include me in your drawing. I just love your Dog Rory

Joanie R.
jdnrob@roadrunner.com

Robin said...

Please enter me also. and that baby is so precious!!!! he's a cutie for sure.
robin p/al
robinpich.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

What a gorgeous doggie...so sweet! I'd love to be entered in your drawing.

Kristin said...

I posted about your giveaway. You can find the post here.

Carolyn's Crafts said...

I love your fabric dyeing!
Not sure if my email comes up but please enter me!
carolynnannettejacob@gmail.com

Cheers,
Carolyn

maegwin4 said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I think I have linked to your blog but not sure how that all works.

"pappi puikoissa" said...

Wonderful give-away! (- And so beautiful dog!) I linked your give-away to the side-bar of my blog here.

"pappi puikoissa" said...

Oh, sorry, wrong link! Right one is this!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

I'd love to join your giveaway if you're doing international! Happy belated birthday to you too - how lovely that you met up with Mare - that fabric is awesome.

Natasha said...

Your new baby is beautiful...Happy 3 months Rory!

Please include me in the drawing Love a surprise

Thank you :)

I am linkiing you on my blog as well for your giveaway.
Natasha
gbsgurl27@aol.com

Melody said...

Please enter my name in your drawing.

Thanks!

Melody

mmheck@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy, I think Rory is so cute!!!!! He makes me want another puppy. Please enter me in your contest. Debby Long from Michigan

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your surprise giveaway. I love animals, so I enjoy your pictures of your puppy and cat.
Joyce - TX

Barbeeque4 said...

Throw me into the drawing also!! Love the snaps of the backyard.

edgar

Diana said...

I love looking at your stitching! I also like seeing pictures of Rory. It makes me wish I had a dog. Please enter me in your drawing.

diana.h@comcast.net

Sadie said...

Oh how adorable Rory is! Seeing pics of him reminds me of my great grandmother who had a 'Big Red' too.
Please enter me into your draw for the giveaway.
Your garden looks lovely.
Thanks,
Sadie x

Carissa said...

Kathy, I find it so funny that Rory is stealing your kittie's toys. Sounds like he enjoys taunting her just a bit. :) I'd love to entered in your giveaway!

Jordans0597@yahoo.com from ILCS

~~~Melinda said...

Love your posts..about to read more!!! Please enter me in the drawing. I have posted your giveaway on my blog also....http://melindasue10.blogspot.com/

Eileene said...

Wow. I found your site. I love it. Also love the giveaway. I'm gonna link to your site on my blog.http://noiseynana.blogspot.com. my email is eileeneg2002@yahoo.com thanks Eileene

Hazel said...

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway! xx

Snip said...

Please enter me in your wonderful and very generous giveaway. Glad to have found your blog!

kalan108 at yahoo dot ca

Sherry said...

I thought I signed up but I guess I didn't. Throw my name in the hat too if there is still time!

EvalinaMaria said...

I'm thinking about coloring my own fabric and I would love to see how yours turn out, please enter my name for a draw.

What is a "baking method"?

stacybinnj said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! BTW - I think your puppy is ADORABLE!!!
Stacy

Carissa said...

Kathy, I already commented once before, but wanted to mention that I posted your giveaway on my blog! I'm excited at a chance for some of your hand dyed fabby!

Cindy F. said...

I'm so behind...I missed this!!
Would love to be entered in your giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity:)

Joanie R. said...

Your dog is beautiful....what a joy to have a wonderful dog.

Please include me in your drawing.

Joanie R.
jdnrob@roadrunner.com

Lisa said...

just wanted to say the pictures of Rory and Rosie are adorable
great giveaway, lucky person who wins