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December 2, 2009

Welcome Sew Mama Sew friends! I'm so happy that you found my blog, as I started blogging in March '09 in hopes of inspiring others to find their 'inner craft diva', as I've found great joy in sewing and crafting since I found mine this past January!

I was a b
it too new to the blogging world to participate in Sew Mama Sew's May Giveaway Day, and thus am very excited to be offering three great giveaways today! The first two giveaways are a set of four Christmas tree cloth napkins (a red and green set and a red and gold set). The napkins are festive and are the perfect addition to any kitchen table!






Lastly, I'm giving away a quilt pattern from Threaded Pear Studio, Swiss Kiss. The pattern is an easy applique which is fun and festive and would make a great scrappy quilt!


TO ENTER:
1. Leave a comment on this post about your favorite HOLIDAY tradition.
(I'll start, as my favorite holiday tradition are Christmas cards- I LOVE sending them and LOVE receiving them even more!)

2. Become a follower of my blog.
(The button is located second from the bottom of the right-hand column.)

There are 2 possible entries, so please be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, and make sure there is a way for me to contact you (leave your email address in your comment if you don't have a blog or if you post as Anonymous, as I need to be able to contact you when you win!).

Feel free to mention if you'd rather the red and green or the red and gold napkins and/or the quilt pattern- I can't make any promises, but perhaps I'll be able to make it happen! :o)

This giveaway will close the evening (PST) of Sunday, December 6, 2009, and is open to US residents only.

Winners will be selected via Random.org.

P.S.- A special thank you to my Momma who donated the fabric for the red and gold napkins!

GOOD LUCK!

The Giveaway is now closed.
Winners will be announced Monday (12/7) morning!

Thank you for everyone's participation, and to all of my new Followers, I hope you stick around! :)

77 comments:

  1. Cute napkins! Who couldn't use more napkins?! Love the pattern, too!

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  2. OOPS, forgot to mention my tradition! We do a Chinese gift exchange with my entire extended family and everyone, right down to the little ones, has so much fun and we laugh until we can't laugh anymore!
    I'm following you, too!

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  3. Cute! I found out about your blog from SewMamaSew! Favorite holiday tradition: eating from the miniature cereal boxes on Christmas morning.

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  4. Follower:)
    christinbanda at yahoo dot com

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  5. Our annual bonfire is my favorite tradition:) Lovely prize!! Thanks!
    christinbanda at yahoo dot com

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  6. Wow, those Christmas tree napkins are really clever! My favortie tradition is visiting a street near our home that goes all out when it comes to lights and decorating. It's truly amazing and little different each year.

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  7. I love the cookie tradition. No other time in the year do I get to consume so many cookies at once! Love the napkins!

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  8. The napkins are so cute! And the quilt pattern is needed. Will it help me sew a straight seam? Maybe that would be a Christmas miracle.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  9. Super cute, great napkins. Thanks for the giveaway, I like either set. Favorite tradition we always open one gift on Christmas Eve and I started making pj's for the family too.

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  10. My favorite holiday tradition is that my mom buys all of us an ornament to symbolize what happened over the course of the year. I now have quite the ornament collection and am starting the tradition for my family. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Those are such cute napkins! WHat a great idea!

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  12. Oh, I am now a follower!! :-)
    I love your idea about a craft swap! How genius is that?! I might need to try to organize one of those here....

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  13. My favorite tradition is listening to Christmas carols on Christmas morning!

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  14. My favoriate holiday tradition would bebaking with the kids.

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  15. My favorite Holiday Tradition is a silly one! In our house, we celebrate "Christmas Adam", which is December 23, the day before December 24, "Christmas Eve". I honestly don't remember how or when this started - some time when the kids were still very little and we were trying to explain Christmas Eve to them and they got the Bible stories mixed up!

    How do we celebrate? By smoking pork RIBS for dinner!!


    The napkins are adorable - what a clever idea!

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  16. i'd like the red and green-
    we always give pajamas on christmas eve-i guess so we'll look good in our photos the next morning:)

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  17. Beautiful napkins

    Opening presents on Christmas eve - lets us sleep in the next day

    Thanks for the chance

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  18. my favorite tradition is opening one gift on christmas eve.

    I would love either of the napkins to give to my dad for christmas. He would love those!

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  19. seeing family and friends that generally are not around

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  20. These are adorable!! My favorite holiday tradition is spending time with family and opening presents one at a time on Christmas morning. Another is that my dad reads Twas the Night Before Christmas to all of us every year. Such special memories!

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  21. My favorite holiday tradition is that we open our gifts on Christmas Eve so that we can focus on Jesus' birthday on Christmas day. We always have a cake for him and sing happy birthday too.

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  22. Lovely napkins!
    Christmas traditions..My favorite is going to cut down a tree. I grew up with an artificial one and I love being able to go cut a real tree and help a local tree farmer.
    thanks for the giveaway,
    Mary
    oilandspice@gmail.com

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  23. Every year, on Christmas eve, my parents and I open one present. We open the rest on Christmas day :)

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  24. Those napkins are lovely...would love to win them...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  25. I really like those napkins- better than throw-aways for sure!

    My favorite tradition is an extended family Christmas eve party. Love to get together with aunts, uncles, cousins, and siblings!

    ruthiesmom16(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I'm a follower!

    ruthiesmom16(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I don't think I have ever seen a Christmas tree napkin. Clever and cute. One of our holiday traditions is baking. Lots and lots of baking and candy making. It gets us in trouble every year when we get on the scale in January but it is worth it!

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  28. I love Christmas morning "Breakfast In Bed". Our children have taken it upon themselves to start this tradition. We are ordered to "not wake up" until breakfast time. When our kiddos have made a wonderful breakfast they bring is to our room - complete with fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee. Then all the kids pile into Mommy and Daddies bed and we have a wonderful time eating and sharing the wonderments of Christmas. Memories I will cherish forever.

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  29. We love to go look at Christmas lights after church on Christmas Eve. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  30. My favorite Christmas traduation is going ot the Christmas Eve Candel Light Service!
    Megan
    meganlfuchs at gmail dot com

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  31. I adore the napkins! We love to cut our own Christmas tree. We're going this weekend to find one :) Thanks for the giveaway. alusco(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  32. fun! My favorite tradition is that we leave baby jesus out of the nativity until christmas eve. then we all gather and sing silent night while the youngest member of the family places baby jesus into the manger.

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  33. My favorite Christmas tradition is observing Advent. It really prepares us for celebrating Christmas Day.

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  34. My favorite tradition is decorating the tree, reminiscing about the ornaments and having family time.

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  35. can i steal your tradition? I LOVE sending out cards. I order tons of different kinds because i ove making them, too. And then i get sooo excited when i mail them out--i can't wait to connect with people via snail mail!

    thanks for the great giveaway!

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  36. I love going to my grandmother's for Christmas.

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I am a 9 years old and home educated. I love to sew and craft. I have my own sewing blog. Right now I am making frog pincushions, sock dolls, bean bags and Christmas tree skirts. I am also doing a giveaway on my blog. My blog is www.sewingsister.blogspot.com . I hope you will stop by and look through my blog and tell me if you like it and enter my giveaway. My mom is doing giveaways on her blog as well. She has two blogs, one for sewing and one for art: www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

    God bless.

    Emily

    sk8ter dot emily at gmail dot com

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  37. I like cookies
    red and gold please

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  38. my favorite christmas tradition is christmas eve service followed by cookies and eggnog in front of the fire.
    Both sets are beautiful but I would prefer the red and green for my household.

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  39. I love making ornaments with our kids to give to their grandparents.
    Those napkins are adorable!!
    a_heart4home(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. I'd love the napkins! I also love to decorate Xmas cookies with the kids every year.

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  41. well for Christmas we deiced to blend my heritage with Christmas. In Mexico it is tradition that on Jan 6th (I don't know why) the 3 wise Men bring presents to the children. So at my house instead of Santa on the 25th, the wise men bring the presents. It just helps us focus more on the real reason for the season

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  42. Making sugar cookies with my three darlings! Lots of sprinkles and laughs.
    thirtyacrewoods(at)gmail(dot)com)

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  43. I love the red and green! (and that pattern is adorable!)

    Our tradition is we watch Its A Wonderful Life every year. ALways makes me cry!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    SheilaC
    shecarita(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I love the napkins...I have never seen them before this year!

    Favorite tradition...everyone sleeping in the living room by the fireplace!

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  45. I love those napkins! Merry Christmas!

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  46. Baking cookies with the grandchildren, we have so much fun. I love the trees and would love the gold and red as my table cloth is gold and they would look great.

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  47. cute. we do gingerbread houses. happy giveaway day! here's mine http://www.simplymodernmom.com/2009/12/the-gift-box-a-giveaway/

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  48. What darling napkins. Thank you so much for entering me in your drawing. I would love either set.

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  49. Exchanging ornaments and eating avocado sandwiches at Grammy's house (in Whittier) on Christmas Eve :)

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

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  50. I love the napkins, and I am eaten up with curiosity as to their shape when unfolded! I particularly like the red and green ones, since those are ~the~ colors of the season! Thank you for doing such a nice giveaway.

    My favorite holiday tradition is each member of my family taking turns wearing the santa hat and ferrying presents from the tree to each recipient. So funny!

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  51. Favorite tradition? Making spritz cookies on Christmas eve or caroling and delivering orange nut bread!

    Either of the napkin sets would be my first choice.

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  52. My fave holiday tradition is that we have Christmas breakfast instead of Christmas dinner on Christmas Day -- bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, hash browns -- everything.

    I would probably prefer the red and green napkin set, but they're all lovely gifts, so it doesn't matter that much.

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  53. What a great idea for napkins! Those are lovely. My favorite tradition is hauling the tubs from the attic and decorating the house. It's so fun to go through the tubs and "rediscover" all that fun, festive stuff!

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  54. Favorite tradition is day after thanksgiving going with the family to cut down a tree. Ummmm just love the smell.

    I'm hoping for the red and gold set because they would go great with my set up

    Thanks



    susansisney@hotmail.com

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  55. I am now a follower.


    susansisney@hotmail.com

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  56. I love putting the felt ornaments on our felt advent calendar christmas tree that my mom and I made when I was 8. :)

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  57. I'm now following your blog. Does that mean I can share a 2nd favorite tradition? My parents *only* using Christmas plates for all of December, and half of January! It's so fun to have special dishes just for Christmas time. So far my husband and I have 4 salad plates and 4 dinner plates in a Christmas design :)

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  58. Cute napkins! and my fave tradition is orange danish rolls as we open gifts. Simple, but I love it! Thanks!

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  59. I love the napkins and the pattern!

    We have some cookies that we only make around Christmas time - that's a favorite tradition of mine.

    SaraSuzanneSews[at]gmail[dot]com

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  60. Hello Everyone & Candice. I love the napkins and would love a set for my house. My christmas tradition revolves around my place of work...the nursing home. We all bring gifts such as toiletries, lap blankets, etc and wrap for presents and bake cookies to take to the residents. It is so heart warming to see how much they appreciate anything you do or give them. It is the real meaning of christmas for me.

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  61. my favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree with my family.

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  62. i love the napkins! i've never seen anything like that!

    i'm beginning a new tradition this year of reading a Christmas story each night to my son. there are a lot available at the library, so we read a new story each night. thank you!

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  63. Our Christmas tradition is going to get the tree on my husband's birthday (Dec. 10). His mom started the tradition when he was a kid and he looks forward to it every year, which I think is really sweet. :)

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  64. My favorite holiday tradition is receiving a special small gift in your stocking! Thanks for the chance to win. I would want the red and green trees most of all.

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  65. My favorite holiday tradition is reading Luke 2 on Christmas morning. I really like those cloth napkins.
    okoraf at netscape dot net

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  66. cute blog!
    My favorite holiday tradition is a family "goofy grabbag." We wrap up something we no longer want, but it has to be a useful item. Think leg warmers, hand-painted boombox, and wineglasses with the etched wedding date of me & my EXhusband. funny stuff and no cash outflow! We love it!

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  67. I love getting Holiday cards int he mail! I hang them up for everyone to see. :)

    http://thelifeofthegirlnextdoor.blogspot.com/

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  68. I enjoy advent activities. I love dreaming up the ideas, watching the kids guess what we'll do, and then having the whole family participate.

    The red napkins would be my fave, but they're all great!

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  69. All very lovely prizes. If i have a choice I'd like the pattern first then the napkins in any colorway. Blessings to you this Christmas season!

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  70. Those napkins are so cute! Our Christmas tradition is to have all of our family and friends over for Christmas Eve dinner. We have a great time laughing, playing games and eating of course! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  71. Our family enjoys hiding the Pickle Ornament in the Christmas Tree and the person who finds it on Christmas morning, opens the first gift!
    Your tree napkins are delightful!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  72. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect!
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  73. Our favorite tradition is decorating the tree. I like the red and green best. Thanks for the chance to win! lynnosborne[at]verizon[dot]net

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  74. I love our daily advent calendar with a scripture and piece of the nativity. I think I love it more than the kids do. I'm not that great of a quilter yet so I'd probably prefer the trees.

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  75. I love the napkins, particularly the red and green combination. I saw these elsewhere a few days ago, and plan to make them. They look so cute.

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