Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010 and giveaway now closed!

Happy New years everyone! It is a nice peaceful day today so I thought now would be a good time to bring on the giveaway! But first, some other stuff, so don't quit reading....I have to drag it out you know, it is more fun that way.
So anyway, I forgot to tell a Wendover story...So last Friday night we were in the casino and there was an older lady with HUMONGOUS hair....it was platinum blonde and it looked like this style.....

Yep, it was Marie Antoinette hair, except it was BIG, HUGE, GINORMOUS.....(it might have had a bird cage in it somewhere) I am talking a good three feet wide and two feet high...and it had blinking red lights weaved thru it ....Now in my opinion, if you have hair like this you want and expect attention right? I said, "wow, that is some hair." (no reaction)..."it looks like Marie Antoinette's hair, except bigger" . (no reaction....) "you know who Marie Antoinette is right?" I got a begrudging "No." back....."ok, well I will let you get back to your slot machine now...Don't lose your head." (no reaction) What the heck lady.....Don and I had to run out of sight and laugh.....To me, it was hysterically funny..People are weird.
I also forgot that I haven't shown my "jingle for the Cure" ornament.....It is so pretty and had a great place on my tree....I had to take a picture of it in the snow to really show it off....




It is two sided and both sides are gorgeous.....Sandy from www.a-summerplace.com made it for me....She has a shop but not a current blog...Thank you so much for the beautiful ornament! Deena was the hostess and she is currently battling breast cancer again...I also donated to the Susan B kommen foundation in her name....you can find Deena at http://deenasstory.blogspot.com A lot of women who are fighting the same battle keep in touch thru her blog. I have said many times that I lost my mom to breast cancer so it is a cause that means a lot to me....
Today I finished a 6x8 quiltie for Peggy from one of my yahoo groups....She asked for a Victorian Christmas House...this is what I came up with...She likes lace so I added some just for her...All the details are free motion thread painted and I painted the muslin background...This is about the best I can do, hope she likes it. I added a key to the back attached with ribbons just for fun....
Ok, Ok, the GIVEAWAY! I made a really cute bag in Spring colors lined with apple green silk that I have been hoarding ....It is made from the "flower bag pattern" by Busy bee quilting....I really love the bright colors and it is super easy to make.

It would make a really cute knitting bag or anything you like... Inside there is a nice piece of the fabric...I would say it is about 3/4 yard, three wood blocks to decorate with pictures or pretty papers, (I really have had fun with these) and two patterns that are new...One table runner and the cutest purse/ wallet....I saw it made up and just fell in love but I have been hoarding it, so it must go....You don't have to do anything special to enter...Just leave me a comment and say wonderful things about me....heehee.....I will draw a winner next Wednesday....Big Thanks to all of you who follow my blog, I love your friendships and Happy New Year!!!!

51 comments:

Barb said...

Oh wow....love your giveaway...I am having one too if you stop on over....

Love the fabric, just love everything.

So...if I say really really nice things about you, will I win? Ha!!!

Thanks for the giveaway and sorry about your mom. My best friend from highschool lost her mom, what was sad, she was like my mom too...she is the one that helped inspire me to quilt. Now...look at me, I turned something about you into something about me> Shameless...

Tamerie Shriver said...

Me, me, pick me!!!

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas and your run-in with hair lady sounds hilarious! What did she expect wearing it like that? That no one would notice? Then that might have made her mad. Oh well, you're right about people being weird!

Happy, Happy New Year, Melinda! I hope 2010 is your best ever!

Hugs,
Tamerie

Pat said...

My mom died because her breast cancer wasn't found early enough and it spread. That was in 1989......wow....more than 20 years now. Anyway.....I must say I would have pee'd my pants if I'd been there with you and heard you say that stuff to the HAIR LADY!!! SOOOOO funny!!!! hehehe GREAT giveaway. I see the runner is one of Kari Carr's patterns...I LOVE her patterns!!! The bag you made is terrific. Please enter me in the drawing. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. (OH...that cottage is ADORABLE...you did a super job with it...what talent you have!!! And I'm not just saying that to say nice things about you...it's TRUE!!!)

Lulu said...

Is this giveaway open to Australians? I hope so. Your bit about the hair lady was funny. Did she really have blinking red lights in her hair? I always say, dress how you want to be treated.
spamtrap27@internode.on.net

quiltcrazygal said...

Oh Melinda pick me...I just love that bag:) It would look so good in Northwest Ohio:) Okay I wish I could have seen that hair...lights in it? Wow. The house is adorable I just love it. I've been playing in thread painting these days, doing some trees. I will share soon. The ornament is lovely. I lost my Grandmother to breast cancer in 2002. I think of her to this day, she is one of the reasons I like to create. Blessings and happy new year. Thanks for the give a way! Jenna Louise

arlette said...

Well..., I'm your follower for a reason, I love your blog!, from a while now, I'll be thrilled to win it, the bag's extra hyper gorgeous, I love the colors, my fave colors!, please pick meeeeeee, lol (for real!)
The ornament is so cute, talking about hair, people's weird everywhere, and you can see by their hair, lol

Pam said...

I would love to be a winner of these great items. I love you hair story. We were in Vegas this week and you sure see some interesting hair and dress. Breast cancer seems to have affected many of us. I lost my good friend, Ellen, to breast cancer a few years ago. She left behind a 6 year old daughter.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Jenxo said...

Happy New Year to you too....

haha about big hair lady......sounds like her personality did not match her hair!

jenxo

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

That is just about the cutest bag I have ever seen. It is just beautiful...and different. I would love to win it. I am going to tell you you are a sweetie, and you are great, and your blog is wonderful and I really want to win that bag. I thought my hair was big, but boy...hers must have been humongous. hugs, LInda

SewCalGal said...

You are truly inspirational and I enjoy following your blog with great delight.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

I love that GREEN bag, tis my favorite color. yum

Rannyjean said...

Is it me or are people loosing their sense of humor? Don't mess with anyone near a slot machine, they are way to serious about loosing money! You are fantastic, wonderful, a great friend, an artistic lady, an awesome grandma...is that enough to win? I will be posting my giveaway on the 5th!

Barb said...

Happy New Year! I do follow your blog and love it! You are having a great giveaway--love the tablerunner and bag especially! I wish you and your family great health, happiness and good fortune throughout 2010!

Lynne said...

I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway and Happy New Year!

lynne at fairpoint dot net

Patty said...

I guess that lady was looking for some bling king at the casino.Too funny! Ya know how some things just go right over people's heads? You gave me a good laugh.

Julie said...

I love the colors of the prizes-so cheery. I am so sorry about the loss of your mom. I am so blessed because my mom is a breast cancer survivor.
I am a new follower :)

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Happy 2010

Linda B said...

what a wonderful giveaway, and your Victorian House is just precious.
Happy 2010!!!!!

Rachel said...

Your story was HILARIOUS! I can't believe that woman didn't react to your funny comments. You're right - if she's going to wear her hair like that, she has to expect some attention. Marie Antoinette, don't lose your head. I'm actually laughing out loud as I sit all by myself in the sewing room. People will think I'm nuts.

Anyway... the ornament you received is lovely. A real work of art. I LOVE the little house quilt you made; the key on the back is the crowning touch! Beautiful!

Thanks for inviting me over to your blog for a visit and for the tip on your giveaway. Happy New Year, Melinda!

Sewcr8zy said...

What a pretty bag!

Martina said...

Happy new year to you too! It's fun to follow your blog. What a lovely give away. Love those flowers on green!

Jody said...

Absolutely awesome bag and fabric--my favorite color! Thanks for the laugh--loved the story about Marie. And I love reading your blog--is that enough wonderful things said or do I need to elaborate some more???

searchfamilies said...

I would love to win this so please enter me for your wonderful give-away.
I love how through blog you can connect to people you wouldn't get to know without it as we can be in different countries & make great friends.
Love the Marie Antoinette i would love to go to a Fancy Dress party or theme night just never really been to one i love history so would have loads of fun dressing up for the part
Have a Happy New Year
Hugs Janice

Terry said...

What a very cute bag....How talented you are.


I also have a giveaway if you are interested. http://copingwithacidrefluxandulcers.blogspot.com/

Sue Cahill said...

Great giveaway!! Lovely way to start the new year!

I have to say you have a wonderful sense of humor and lots of gumption. I love your story, I would have been giggling and whispering to my husband but would never had enough nerve to say anything to "big hair" lady!!

Thanks for the laugh.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

DianeH said...

Great Vegas story Melinda! Love your blog and your wonderful personality. Sadly so many of us have been touched by breast cancer, my sister thankfully is now three years cancer free. Love your prizes - the bag is sooo springish (sooo sick of red and green, if you know what I mean).
Happy New Year to you.

Anita in Florida said...

What a great giveaway!

I have to compliment you on your wonderful Victorian Christmas House...it is just tooo sweet. I love your thread painting and the background too!

If I were so fortunate to win...I will surely try those blocks on backgrounds of my own....fingers crossed!!

Heidi said...

Melinda - your giveaway is awesome!

And the big hair lady - that story made me lol, literally! Wish you could have gotten a picture. She must have thought she was looking good.

Love your blog!

collettakay said...

You're wonderful, Darling!!

pepsi324[at]yahoo[dot]com

Blueladyjl said...

Beautiful colors on the purse! I love it! You have incredible taste!

Lorraine said...

what a great giveaway love the spring colours it would look great with my denim jacket...congrats to whoever wins a such generous giveaway. Happy New Year and heres to an arty 2010

purplepaint said...

Hey Lady!!! She seriously had blinking red lights in it?!!! How funny!!! You'd think she'd be very outgoing with hair like that! Love your ornament and Peggy's quiltie is awesome!!! And of course the purse/tote is just too cute! I'd love to win it and the patterns. Oh, and Happy New Year!!!

Doina said...

Great giveaway! I like the things you have made and show on your blog!

Colleen said...

The hair lady story was too funny! Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year to you!

free indeed said...

One of my daughters has 'big hair' so I can identify! Well, SHE could identify better! lol. anyway. great bag and I'd be a hoarder of that lovely fabric too! Neato gifts inside as well??? so generous!
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

roc said...

you had my laughing like heck! i would have made comments about the lady's hair, too. she must have had NO sense of humor. too bad for her. love your give away. count me in for some yumminess!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Love, love the fabric purse! Great give-away!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Happiest of New Years to you and yours dear Melinda! Sounds like you're off to a fun start...too funny about the MA hair lady, what was she about anyway LOL!
How exciting to have the chance to be the lucky winner of something you've created...the bag is wonderful!
Best Wishes Always!!!
oxo

Laurie said...

You are so sweet to offer such a generous giveaway! It would be fun to win and then think of you whenever I carried it! BTW, I love your new blog look - fun and fresh!

Shirley said...

I'd like to enter if you are taking international entries. You are so generous to have a giveaway!

Yarni Gras! said...

it is so easy to say wonderful things about you! That bag is a must have though so count me in!
I really WISH I'd been with you in the casino. I'm certain I'd have wet my pants giggling and such, but oh my GOSH, I would have had such fun!

gill said...

love your story about the lady with the hair!!
what a great giveaway - count me in please
gill

Debbie said...

The bag and the goodies in it are a fantastic gift, Melinda! Thanks for counting me in. Come check out my giveaway, too!

Jenny said...

First of all, sorry about your Mom. Your tag is a testimony to your emotions...and I'm just sorry. I've been following you from wayyyy back....well not super waaaayyyy back and I'm always happy I do! I'm hoping I win the bag so I can carry around my platinum wig with the red lights in it. That was me. I'm ashamed to admit it. I thought I looked good!

fabricartist21 said...

I love this bag and I knit and I would love to win it so pleassssssse draw my name. LOL

Thanks for coming to my blog. I will be gone the rest of January. Need to sit with my grandson as his mother is in a high risk pregnancy with his new little sister but if I win it I will be back to get it!! Ha Ha ladies I won!!

Arien said...

I read your blog, and I like your fighting spirit and sense of humor:) Hope you will stay like this for alig time!Opps. I forgot to say, that I would like to enter on your giveaway game.
hugs,
Arien

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

This is a great giveaway! You are so generous with your giveaways! I still remember the quilt you had the drawing for. Maybe I will be the lucky winner of this giveaway!

Oh my gosh, I am glad it was you that saw the lady with the big hair. I just can't control my laughter sometimes. I am afraid that would be one of the times. You crack me up. Hugs, Karen

Margaret said...

Happy New Year Melinda! Love the hair lady! I look forward to more of your wonderful posting this year. Mx

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Oh! I like you already! Don't lose your head....that's hillarious! Thanks for the giggles this morning!

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. The ornament is pretty. Both my mom and mother in law have had breast cancer and so far are doing well, thankfully. Love the bag! It is beautiful.

pippirose said...

Love your story about the big-haired lady. It's like the youth with piercings all over their face...and mohawks...and they when you look at them, they snarl at you and say "what are you looking at?!"
Haha...
If you don't want attention, then don't make such a bold statement with your looks!
Anyway, love your blog.
Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful look-forward-to-spring bag.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Micki said...

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win....That bag would be perfect for my crocheting. Sorry about your mom....One of my best friends died of cancer and I still missher. Thanks for the chance to win such wonderful prizes!
Micki