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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Whirl Into Winter Give-Away!!


The winner is BARB from American Samoa!!! If you will e-mail your address, I will get your prize out to you as soon as possible! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks to everyone who entered--I enjoyed all your comments!

It's time to post the Whirl-Into-Winter-Give-Away and here is mine! A Portobello Market jelly roll and a little tin to hold it in! You need to leave a comment starting tomorrow -- the first--and not before--others will be omitted from the drawing. You need to answer this question: "What was the best present you GAVE for Christmas?" and be SURE that you leave an e-mail where I can reach you if you win if you don't have a blog. Thank you to Lucy for pointing out that I didn't put down the deadline--it will be January 15th that a name will be drawn! Short and simple!!
Have fun everyone!

Jan

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Luck said...

Deadline?

bluebird-lyn said...

Happy New Year Jan, is is now 2009 in Aus.The best Christmas present we gave was to my friends little girl.It was a toy clothesline and young Coco, spent all afternoon playing with it.Wonderful to watch and amazing how much they mimic us. Regards Lyn

kiwicarole said...

Hi! Would love to win this! I think the best gift I gave at xmas was a large pile of old war comics I bought second hand. My partner just loved them, he has had hours of reading so far!
Carole

quiltma said...

This year the best present I gave were the aprons I made for my 5 little granddaughters. They just loved them.
Sue
quiltma@yahoo.com

lani said...

The best present i gave for christmas was my time one chirstmas i gave my time to help other women thru some hard times it helped me grow and kept them sober.......

laurie in maine said...

I gave my sister-in-law a picnic quilt with matching tote I made from the Circle Jeans Quilt pattern.
(like this: http://sockshavenothumbs.blogspot.com/2008/02/can-i-look-now.html )

What made it best was her reaction! She responded in a way that was just perfect - to both quilts I've made her for the last 2 years. In a way that makes you want to give "handmade" again. Admittedly she was equally enthusiastic over the giant casserole dish with carrier & hot/cold lids. But then she's a better cook than I and will use it well!

Lissa Jane said...

hmmm the best present this year I think, was a digital photo frame.. my mum died suddenly in 2007, my dad isn't coping too well, so I got him the frame and found some pics of mum and put them on a card for him when he is ready to load it up.. he was very happy with this gift.. the other thing he got was a bike, so I have visions of taking my 64 year old father, who I never have seen on a pushbike, at the emergency room!

Happy 2009 to you :O))

Shari said...

Happy Quilty 2009! The best Christmas present I gave this year would have to be these really really cool shoes for my 15 y.o. daughter. And they had lots of different colours in them - almost like patchwork (but don't let her know I said that).
Cheers!

Fiona said...

Hi from Tasmania Jan,

I made each of my workmates a fabric open cracker filled with toffees with a stitchery tag with their name stitched on it. Even the men liked them.

Regards,

Fiona
http://mumscupboard.blogspot.com/

Barb said...

Happy New Year....

I think the best gift I have given was a quilt to a young man visiting our home for Christmas....he wasn't expecting anything and I had one completed, so I gave it to him...the look on his face was priceless.

I am also doing a giveaway
www.bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com
come and see me!!

cindyr said...

I think the best present I gave this xmas was a wall hanging of cartoon-like family members playing rock band. I let my daughter color it in and I quilted it. I would love to win your giveaway. crangellaw@yahoo.com

tich said...

Happy New Year from Orkney in Scotland! The best present I gave was lap quilt to my husband. I only had three days to do it, but I used hen cheater blocks (we raised hens) with Flying Geese for the sashing (to represent the geese we saw every winter). Now when he is feeling cold, grouchy or unwell, my husband snuggles under the quilt.
This will be a great resource for useful gifts to give in the future. Good Luck everybody!
tich. marjorymail-private@yahoo.co.uk

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a lovely group of prizes.

Happy New Year!

Best gift I gave...well I think it was the handmade journal cover I made for my DD1...her reaction was the best and she sincerely liked it.

May Britt said...

Happy new year! I have started a new tradition this christmas and that is to give my DS and DD a handmade christmas ornament. And they loved it. So now I am already planning next years christmas ornament.

Fiesta said...

The best present I made for Christmas is my daughters picnic quilt with matching carry bag and pillows. she loved it so much that she bragged to her friends about it!

Wendy said...

Happy New Year!
The best gift I gave was a stitchery set to my 86 year old mom who still does needlework. It was a pin cushion, scissor keeper and needle case. She adored it and I had so much fun making them.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Stacey said...

Happy New Year Jan! The best present we gave was a sewing machine to my 10 year old daughter. She's been busy since.
Stacey
luv2knit@roadrunner.com

Cathi said...

The best present I ever gave was when I was 18 years old (I'm 67 now) I donated 3 of my beloved, well played with dolls and their clothes, to a toy drive where I worked. I never knew the recipients, but I'm sure they were loved as much as I loved them.

charry@hughes.net

Robin said...

Happy New Year!

The best gift we gave this year was any gift that was truly loved! We made gifts for our family that lives far away this year. The one that I think was most loved was the golfer I crocheted for our son-in-law. He is a golf freak!

Anya said...

The best gift I gave was home-cooked meal for my family!

Kay said...

Hi and Happy New Year to ALL! The best gift I gave were Hershey Kisses to customers at the store where I work. It was rewarding to see the smiles on faces as I handed them a "kiss". The BEST gift I received was having my husband here after recently having a 4 way by pass. Hugs Kay M. (petking@vcn.com)

Susan said...

The best (or should I say most loved?) present that I gave this Christmas was a taggie blankie that I made for our granddaughter. She took it out of the box and wouldn't let go of it!

Llyn said...

The best present I GAVE this year was the deluxe anniversary edition of A Christmas Story that I gave my husband.It came with an apron, cookie cutters (including the infamous leg lamp and a turkey), a little cookbook and the dvd, all in a darling tin. He was THRILLED like a little kid!
Happy New Year to all!!

Wilma said...

Happy New Year! The best Christmas present that I gave this year was a friends daughter, emillee she's 4yo and i made her a doll quilt and pillow off of your site.She now wants a bigger one to match her dolls. Thanks, Wilma

Sue in Marion said...

The best gifts I gave this year were the 6 snowman fabric baskets I made from the Pink Penguin tutorial (really cute)! to my fellow speech therapists and the Christmas rag table runners/ matching coasters I gave my quilt buddies. Fun to make!

Simone de Klerk said...

Happy new year to you! The best present I gave this year was an apron to my lower school teacher who I had in 4th and 5th grade and with who I still have contact after 40(!) years, she living in the USA and me in the Netherlands. That always feels very special.
You make beautiful quilts and stitcheries!

Jeanne said...

I assembled a basket with a gingerbread theme for friends who shared their raspberry harvests with us. The basket included Gingerbread potholders, GB candles, hot cocoa packs w/GB on front, GV tin with molasses cookies, a package of gingerbread cookie mix with GB cookie cutter and some chocolates. This was my favorite gift because it wasn't expected. Happy New Year!

the oliver's said...

Happy New Year! The best gift I gave at Christmas was a wetsuit for my husband to compete in his triathlons. I chose it because it is a really random gift! Thank you for doing this!

Carlotta said...

Happy New Year!
The best present I gave for Christmas was the photo calendar bookmark I made for my mother-in-law with pics of our 3 children on it.
~Carlotta~

Debi said...

The best present I gave for Christmas was five quilts to children of my DH co-worker. Yes, you do know how much I love JR!

Terri S said...

My presents this year were all handmade. My favorite was a coordinating apron, dish towels and hot pads for my aunt. She loved them!!

Rebecca said...

The present I've given would probably be the baby quilt I gave to my nephew last year - my sister was very suprised to receive it and my nephew is very attached to it now. It matches the one for my daughter who is a month different in age who also is very attached to hers.

CJ said...

The best present was an apron for a friend who needed and wanted one but hadn't said anything to me about that. :D

Sara said...

The best gift I gave this year was a king size charm quilt with 1,226 pieces to my daughter...

She loves it...and so so all her friends...

GoldenThreads said...

If the best present I gave, is the present most appreciated, it would have to be the time spent shopping and purchasing gifts for a struggling family with 5 children.

Tamara
medlegalanalysis@knology.net

Sue said...

Happy New Year!

Best gift we gave...that one is hard! We don't buy a lot of gifts so each are chosen with much thought so I was very happy with all we gave.

I think the best gift we gave this year wasn't a wrapped one, but the gift of family unity. We've had a rough couple of years financially, but have all pulled together and worked together and have become a stronger family for it.

Our Christmas day was probably one of the best we've ever had, not because of the gifts, but because we truly enjoyed all we did for one another that day.

Jackie said...

The best present I gave this year is the sweater I made for each of my nieces.

Next year quilts!

lisbethw said...

Was a shirt wiht tie...
I hid a moneycard inside so my husband was a little suprised for it....Happy new sew year!

Terry said...

Hi Jan! Oh I'd love to win that jelly roll! The best gift I ever gave was a Nature Field Guide I gave my son this year. He wants to go to college to be a naturalist and loves animals. He just couldn't stop thanking me he was so happy! And thank you for having this giveaway!

Poerava said...

Fave gift I gave: the shawl I made my Grandmother for Christmas.

Happy New Year

Beth said...

Oh, but I made so many fav's this year! I would have to say my fav was a set of three aprons, based of the emmeline pattern from sew liberated. I made one for the mama, her 6 and 2 year old daughters.

Mel said...

I designed little door knob hangers, personalized with my friend's initials. I loved working on them!

Happy New Year!

Jan said...

I LOVE reading all your comments--they are all wonderful!!! What a giving bunch of people quilters are!!!

Kim said...

The best present I gave was a fireman boot ornament to my son. He loved it and put it on the top of the tv (no tree this year). He is a fireman so it had special meaning to him.

Karen said...

I think the best present I gave was not one this year but several years ago. My children and I gave my husband (ex now--not by choice) a generator. We managed to keep it a secret until Christmas.

Karen in IN
merrylittlequilter.blogspot.com
hillk0306@yahoo.com

Check out my blog--I am also participating in the give away

R.H. said...

Happy New Year Jan:
The best Christmas present I gave was to my friend Sharon in TN. We are freinds via an on line group. We've always wanted to make something together, so I sent her a BOM Subscription, now were making the same quilt together, she on one side of the US and me on the other. Rae Ann

Mad about Craft said...

A portable DVD player to my Dad this year.

Walker Lady said...

Oh, that is a hard one! I did good this year! Lots of home made stuff. :) But the best was the quilt I made for my oldest son. I had been working on it for several years before it finally came together for me this year.
He was quite surprised!
Sherri
sewangelic@sbcglobal.net

Ruth said...
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Ruth said...

Oh, I love portobello fabrics! What a generous giveaway. The best Christmas presents I've given was 2 years ago when I made quilts for each of my children. I didn't allow myself enough time so it was a crunch but it was so woth it.

ruthrberkeatyahoodotcom

Janet said...

The best gift I ever gave waslast year to my son. He got a cell phone--it helped him create friends, and he really needed that.

dolls123 said...

Cash, no one said they didn't like it.

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I gave my husband a private golf session with the pro at the Wigwam Resort. He is so excited!

Great giveaway! Mine starts on Friday so please stop by.

I hope that the new year holds many wonderful possibilities for you.

Sue Cahill said...

The best present I gave this year was a GPS Phototracker system to my husband. Photography is his hobby and with this he can make google earth maps showing where all his pictures were taken. Great for vacation trips.

Love your giveaway - thanks for the chance.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Kaye said...

The best was to my 8 yr old Grandaughter who with her Mom and Brother live with us. I gave her a book for young people on Quilting. Actually its 2 in the set. One is a story and the other about how to quilt. She has shown such an interest and so far everything has been by hand, soon she will go to machine. Hopefully her interest will grow and she becomes a Quilter. NanaBarto@aol.com

exotic1 said...

About 6 years ago I gave my sister who taught me how to quilt the very first quilt that I made. It was a king size crazy quilt( nothing like jumping in big ). With it I put a box of tissues ,Hot Cocoa Mix, Pop Corn and 2 Books "The Child Called It" and "The Lost Boy". WE both live in Maine and I thought this was the perfect gift for a good old North Easter Storm that in the winter can drop up to 2 ft of snow. She just loved it.

simple country living! said...

Aloha & Happy New Year Jan! I believe the best Christmas gift I've ever given was what I gave my daughter in law! She had been really admiring (ACTUALLY~ just short of LUSTING AFTER! LOL) 5 yards of this certain fabric I'd just gotten (I bought the last on the bolt! As the weeks went by, I couldn't even bring myself to use the fabric for what I intended, especially after inquiring of the fabric store's owner when the reorder would be in-NOT SURE! Anyway, on Christmas Eve, I was "moved" to gift it to her & I was truly blessed to see how very happy she was with it! That really made our day for both of us!

Cindy said...

I believe the best present I gave for Christmas were the ornaments I made to give to each lady who attended the women's gathering I had at our home. Then, there were drawings and each winner got more homemade items. I got more enjoyment out of this than they did. Seeing their smiles made my heart smile.

Annette said...

The best present I ever gave? Would be a copy of my parents applications to get married. I found them at the courthouse while looking for other information. They were just 16 and 19 back then and had to have notes from their parents to apply. The clerk back then, kept the notes and filed them with their applications. My parents were so thrilled to get them and it was so fun to surprise them with it. Opened up lots of stories and memories.

Harley Dee said...

The best present I gave for Christmas was a tie to my husband that he went nuts for. He's a huge Alabama football fan, and the tie is one he saw 2 years ago and wanted so bad. I managed to find it, and he was so happy :D

Needled Mom said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

Best gift that I gave was a box of doll clothes that I had made for an 18" doll. My granddaughter loved them.

Sheryl said...

Great giveaway, Jan! I would love to win it! The best gift I gave this year was a ceramic space heater for my DMIL. She likes to keep very toasty!

G'G'ma said...

Happy New Year. This year we gave cash to our young married grandchildren and the college students. No gift cards but cash they all really needed. On the way to our house one car broke down. "Oh G'ma, this will get our car fixed". Another well liked gift was a dinosaur that walked and growled for our 2 1/2 yr old g'grandson.

Renee G said...

The best present I gave was an argyle sweater to my nephew that just turned one. It makes him look like such a little man.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Tudy said...

The best present was a photo album I covered with quilted fabric and gave to my grand daughter filled with her baby pictures. She was in tears because she thought her mother had lost the album I made her and all her pictures were also lost. She loved it and we both had a few tears over it.

tcook43@gmail.com

shauna said...

Happy New Year! The best Christmas gift I gave this year was a Christmas tree skirt I made for my sister. She loved it and it fit perfectly in the space they put their tree. shaunsnews@hotmail.com

Gene Black said...

my partner says the Acer Aspire One mini-laptop I gave is the best present EVER. It was love at first site and has grown in the few days past Christmas. I am happy to have given a present that is obvious will be used again and again.

Casey said...

the best present I gave this year was new pots and pans to my mom, she hasn't gotten any since her wedding 26 years ago. next year hopefully I'll have handmade presents to give

grandmarockton said...

Block to my grandson BRODY (soft) as he like to throw, as all boys do!

debbie said...

I managed to snag a Wii fit for my kids for Christmas. They all screamed when they opened it! :o)

rachel griffith said...

the best present i ever gave would have to be...
while my hubby was still in the service, he came home on leave for christms and i wrapped up an empty box, with a card that said "this box is full of hugs & kisses. so any time you are missing me you can just pull out this box, and i'll surround you."

i guess it was a 'had to be there' kind of moments, but i think it was the best present i EVER gave.

thanks for hosting an awesome giveaway.

and happy new year.

StitchinByTheLake said...

The best gift I gave were necklaces to two of my granddaughters - they were silver with round disks that said Loved on them and had a small cross charm that floated on top of the disk. blessings, marlene

Lynn Osborne said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway! the best present I gave this year was the book, Dewey the Small Town Library Cat, to my sister-in-law and my mother. This book is so cute and they both loved it. lynnosborne[at]verizon[dot]net

Ruby said...

I think the best gift I ever gave was a scrapbook I had
made for my parents. They loved it! Thank you for entering me in your drawing!

eamylove said...

I made purses for my mom, sister, and mother-in-law. The best part is that my niece wants one, too, for her birthday, so I get to make another one!

Carol said...

The best gift we gave this year is a digital camera for our 15 yr. old daughter who is going on a trip to Israel tomorrow with Dad!
libertythreads@charter.net

Marlene said...

The best present ever gave for Christmas was a pair of new hockey skates for my husband. He playes ice hockey, and the first year we were married, for several weeks before Christmas, I would go to the hockey store and give them money on lay-away to save up of for them. Boy was he surprised!

mereasoner@comcast.net

Shawnee said...

We anonymously gave $200 to one of our church leaders who was very generous and sweet to us last year when my hubby was ill. That same night, we also bought dinner for the family behind us in the drive-thru. It was the best feeling!!

Carrie P. said...

A jelly roll is such a nice giveaway. The best Christmas gift I gave was a quilt to my son's fiance.

Ashley said...

I gave my aunt an apron that I made. She liked it so much that she wore it all Christmas day to make dinner. It made me feel good to sew something special for her.

Lovie Ball said...

Best gift was for a young lady setting up her house. Bakeware with dinner already made and frozen in them, with direction for cooking. She had 4 meals, and the recipe to make them again if she wanted to. She has already used three and asked me for more recipes. I can't take credit for this idea, as I received the same thing over 30 years ago.

Nici said...

Happy New Year!!

The best present I gave this year was a handmade pincushion to my daughter's 4-H sewing leader (she loves it)!!

nici826 at yahho dot com

Cathy said...

What a wonderful giveaway! The best Christmas gift I gave was a donkey. Yup a donkey! Our 9yro daughter has been wanting a donkey so badly and this Christmas my husband and I (or rather Santa) gave her Dixie the Donkey. She was so surprised to say the least and it was so exciting for us to do. The story complete with pictures is on my blog. Thank you and Happy New Year!

Cathy :)

Tina said...

My best gift I gave was 4 days to my husband, for us to be alone together.

Pinky said...

Last year I made quilts for all the nieces and nephews and our son. The week before Christmas my husband commented that everyone was going to have one but him (he really wasn't whining). I hurried up and made him one and when he opened it up on Christmas Day he cried. That has been the best present I've given. Thanks for entering my name in your generous giveaway! karleen rtnkt@charter.net

Kritta22 said...

My best gift I have given was a quilt to my hubby. I worked on it while he was at work so he had no idea!

It was so fun!!

Kritta22@hotmail.com

Thanks for the giveaway!

BrineS said...

The best present I gave...the Nikes my hubby has been asking for!

Happy New Year from Australia!
Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
comfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Tilde said...

What a great give-away. Love that fabric-line :-) The best gift I gave for Christmas in 2008 ? Well, what we gave all adults in our family for Christmas : Homemade cookies (3 kinds), homemade chocolate, and some bought - but edible - goodies for the holidays. Always appreciated and does not clutter anyone's home :-)

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

My best present I gave for Christmas was a wall hanging of the Lord's Supper I made for my mom. She loves it. I would love to win your drawing.

julia said...

Hi Jan,
what a gorgeous giveaway...thank you for your generosity ;o).
I think the best gifts I gave were some handmade pressies I did for this Christmas {I'm fairly new to making crafty things} - I sewed a little teddy bear for the daughter of my best friend to cheer her up after a severe pneumonia...{it was intended as a Christmas pressie but she got it some days earlier}. She is now on the mend and plays with her teddy all the time...
Happy new year,
Julia
P.S.: I had to choose one of this season's pressies as I always forget what I give to others *lol*

Thankful~Threads said...

Hi Jan--The best gift I gave my husband was a remote start for his new Ford truck. We are STILL enjoying that one, especially in all this snow & cold! Thanks for the great giveaway.
Kathy brown.k@centurytel.net)

Tsoniki said...

I think the best gift I gave were the items I gave my Mom. She said she loved it because it shows that I listen to what she's talking about and get her something she's mentioned but not a lot of times. I love that I got her stuff she will enjoy!

My blog is at http://mebeingcrafty.com - email tsoniki at gmail dot com - the blogger one is just so I can comment. :) Happy New Year!

Cris A said...

The best gift we ever gave was a puppy to our children who had just lost their beloved basset hound in November. There's nothing better than the unconditional love of a pet!

Pat said...

The best gift I gave was a wall-hanging my daughter wanted...not from a pattern, but designed by me in her choice of colors. She really liked it and that made me happy. Hope you visited my blog and entered my giveaway, too.

Celeste said...

A tractor!!

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Karen said...

What a great giveaway! Would love to win. The best Christmas gift I gave this year was a class-in-a-kit for the Grandmother's Flower Garden to one daughter and a scarf and hat set I made for our older daughter! Best wishes!

Baba said...

I gave everyone on my list the books that they wanted most. Books to inspire them.
djsloan1953@yahoo.com

Idaho Quilter said...

Quilts, quilts and more quilts, oh yeah and warm sleeping socks, that is what everyone received from me. Please enter my name in your generous giveaway..

Dionne said...

What a fabulous giveaway, I love jelly rolls! My favorite gifts this year were the lap quilts I made for my kids (who weren't thrilled, they loved their toys way more) but still they played on them, under them and snuggled with them every day since receiving them.
Cheers,
Dionne

Moneik said...

I gave my mom a robe and she loved it. It's the first time she actually had a list and loved what she got from it.

House of Mouse said...

The best gift I gave this year was an angel quilt..made for a young friend going through treatment for Sarcoma.

LesleyAnn said...

Happy New Year! The best present I gave this year is a hand embroidered wall hanging I made for my mother! It turned out beautiful!!

Brooke said...

The best thing I think I gave this year was to my husband it's a fishing pole he has been dreaming of! I even was able to hide it and it was 8 feet long...I pulled it off! Oh...and one more a little taggy blanket that was made for my little nephew (it's now his favorite B)!

Thank you for the chance!
Brooke

tisme said...

My mother in law passed away the first week in December and my husband made a comment he would never get orange cookies again. She had always made him these at Christmas. He worked Christmas Eve until 8:30, and when he came home I surprised him with orange cookies. He had tears in his eyes!
Tisgingy@msn.com

englishteacup said...

the best gift was to my new son in law I made in a superman quilt. Lynne

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

The best gift I gave was a uilted table runner I made for my daughters god-mother.

Gayle said...

Best present I gave was a $200 food gift certificate to an elderly Navajo woman that I dont know, but "adopted".

Happy New Year from www.gaylemckay.wordpress.com
mazonsquilting@certainty.net

Winona said...

The best present I gave was a quilt for each of our 4 grand children that I hand quilted. Please enter me in your drawing. Winona

Guilitta said...

First I wish you a very happy new year. I like to win, please be so kind and enter my name in the give a way box.

The best christmas gift I gave was an grat calendar to an old neighbar who didnt expect a gift.She enjoyed the calendar very much, because she had none.

Sorry for the bad english I hope you understand me.

Greeting Guilitta from Germany

Corinna said...

The best gift I gave this year was an out of print cookbook that my brother has been wanting for years. He was very pleased!

requilt said...

I think the best present I gave was a quilt for my mom
Rita E in AZ
requilt (at) yahoo (dot) com

Momma said...

The best presents I GAVE for Christmas were the ones I made. I loved making the ragged edge quilt, the quilted tote, ragged edge purse and the various lap blankets. I feel like a piece of me went into those gifts.

la_rubicita at yahoo dot com

Quilt Hollow said...

Best gift I gave....well, I gave a few quilts and things I made by hand. But I think the best gift of all is my time. I took the time to visit my elderly neighbors, took the time to make some phone calls to folks I hadn't talked with in months and baked goodies to share with neighbors.

miniaturequilter said...

took my sister who was having a rough time to the mall and bought her new clothes, jewelery, and purfume. Helped alittle!
Wonderful give away, love those jelly rolls and tins!
miniaturequilter.blogspot.com

katie z said...

I gave my half-brother-in-law "The Dangerous Book for Boys" (and I made aprons for all my sisters - that was pretty cool!)

BUMBLE BEANS said...

best gift: A homemade tie for my husband, & my daughter picked out the fabric for it.

Linda T said...

The best gift I gave this Christmas was homemade PJs for my 3 boys. They loved them, and I think they are so cute!

Enjoy your giveaway - count me in!

Linda said...

The best Christmas gift I ever gave was 33 years ago. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She is now a beautiful, smart and talented young woman who has given me a beautiful granddaughter who turned 2 in Sept.
I would love to win the jelly roll and tin. They are really nice. Thank you for entering me in your giveaway.
lraetaylor@gmail.com

Paula said...

The best gift I gave this year was a digital camera to my daughter. She's been "borrowing" mine for a while ever since her old one broke. She was tickled. She's pretty easy to please though!! LOL Great give away!!

Janice said...

We gave our DS and DIL a Wii Fit. They were absolutely thrilled and we had lots of fun using it on Christmas Day.

Mattie said...

Lovin the giveaway. Best Christmas present we gave this year was the quilt I made for DIL. They really aren't married and we really don't care...we just love her lots. The girl I never had. Please enter my name and thanks! Dusty911@telus.net

valerie2350 said...

best thing I gave? love :)

Cindy said...

Hmm the best thing I gave this Christmas was horse riding lessons to my daughter. Very nice prize! Thank you for the opportunity to enter your draw.

Cindy
creativecards@shaw.ca

Catherine said...

The best gift I gave this year were books that DH had been wanting to read.

cdziuba said...

The best gift I gave was a dollhouse I helped make for our niece. I would love to win this lovely prize. cdziuba@aol.com

littlepeepsmom said...

The best gift I gave this year was a hand knit scarf that I made for my mother. She loved it and couldn't have been happier. Which of course made me very happy.
Heather
jwagner3 at twcny.rr.com

Joy said...

Hi Jan, I'd love to be in the draw for the jelly roll!!! Thanks ;o)!!
I think the best gift I made was for my Mum last year ... I made her a quilt and she just loved it :o).
Cheers,
Joy :o)

kathi said...

My best give that I gave was friendship to a lost soul and love to my husband.

Thank you for taking part in the giveaway. Happy New Year!

Barbara said...

Best present given is, of course, a hand-made quilt. Did a couple of them for loved ones. Thanks for the giveaway -- happy new year!
Barbara
bmooj125@gmail.com
http://pinelandspatches.blogspot.com/

lili11 said...

Geees ... This is hard 'cause I didn't celebrate Xmas and I didn't give out any present. I hope I still have a chance of winning. laili11harun@yahoo.com

Becky said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for your generous gift in the give-away! I love this fabric line by Moda.

Perhaps the best gift this holiday was to my MIL. She is in an assisted living and rather lonely. We gave her a DVD player and subscription to Netflix. She has never touched a computer so we will do the work for her on our end. She seemed very excited to watch movies that she always wanted to see, but couldn't because they lived in a rural area.

Again, thank you for a chance to win your lovely gift!

kathyinozarks said...

I am retired and live far from family and friends, so alot of my new friends are my blog friends. I have been blog friends for 3 years now with a wonderful lady in England-I sent her a leather hide that was dyed purple-she loves to make things-so I know she will have fun deciding what she wants to do with-this was a total surprise for her-so that was much fun for me Kathy

~Bren~ said...

Ooooh, Jan...I reeeeeally want that jelly rool!! Whining is not very flattering is it??
Ok, so ANY time I have ever given a hand quilted quilt to someone, it has been the best gift I have ever given. It is a part of me...by the time I am finished, there is actual blood in that gift!! It feels very good to both the receiver and the giver.
Happy New Year to you!!

ikkinlala said...

The best gift I gave this Christmas was a pair of socks I knitted for my soon-to-be sister-in-law.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Jenna Z said...

Ohh, dear. I'm afraid this year I didn't get too creative. BUT I did make my mom a thread catcher because she does a TON of charity sewing and those are so handy to hang on the sewing machine table! She loved it!

Nanabarb said...

I made a casserole carrier using some 30's fabric for my best friend this Christmas. She does at least 10 potlucks each year and will really enjoy using it!
myzbarb(at)yahoo(dot)com

sewing_passion said...

I have two best presents I gave for Christmas. A guitar bag made for my daughter - she loves it. And capes for my sons with their initials appliqued on them - they love them too!

SRK Quilts said...

Ok, how do I shorten this story...LOL The best present we gave for Christmas this year was for a friend's two year old. Another friend, had one day given her her cane to play with and she rode it like a hobby horse. If you don't know what those are, they are a stuffed horse head on a stick that kids can ride. Haven't seen one in years and years. While shopping in a quaint little town in the mountains, we stumbled on one and UREKA!! The best gift ever was purchased for our little two year old we have lovingly adopted as our grandchild.

Codi said...

i would love to win this! my email is codiandtim@gmail.com and my blog is deathbydenim.blogspot.com
the best present i ever gave for christmas was this year when i gave both my sisters purses made by me. they loved them and wanted me to teach them how to sew!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love this giveaway, thank you. The best present I ever gave on Christmas was homemade towels because they were from the heart.

Rachel said...

The best present I gave THIS Christmas was a grad ring to my husband. He got his master's degree in 2004 but never had a grad ring from either high school or university, so I phoned the bookstore at the university (where we met!) and ordered him a beautiful ring.

Happy New Year and thanks for the great giveaway!
rachel21mac@gmail.com

Jeri said...

wonderful giveaway prize!

By far the best gift I GAVE this year was hand knitted socks for my son and daughter-in-law. I loved making these for my kids and thinking of them wearing my socks makes me happy.

jeri.mihm@sbcglobal.net

Mammy said...

I gave my daughter $ to fly home and then drove two hours to pick her up at the Amarillo airport because she missed her connection to LBB! The time in the car with her after midnight as we drove home was priceless!

vicki said...

My best present I gave was this year. I had decided at the beginning of the year to make bed size quilts for my gifts this year. I finally got them done 3 days before Christmas.
vickisheaven@gmail.com

Vickie E said...

I made 21 aprons for family members and friends. My sisters and mom were the most surprised ( they all opened at once)...and I was very happy that they liked what fabric I had chosen for each of them. It made the endless hours of turning those 21-120 inch straps worth while!

simplestitches said...

Happy New Year.
This present wasn't from me but my sister to her DIL, it was a dishwasher tablet, the poor girl just sat there looking at it wondering what the.....however outside in a big wrapped up box was a dishwasher! My sister said it was so DIL had more time with her kids....how very considerate. And it was very funny to watch and no one knew what was going on except sis....
cheers Julz

Erik and Megan Pyper said...

I love Jelly rolls! How fun. The best Christmas present we gave this year was a little different that what we have ever done but we are college students and didnt have much money for Christmas and we decided to pool our money together and we gave it to our friends mom who is battling cancer. It made us feel really good. Thanks for the giveaway
megpyper@gmail.com

Q said...

My best friend and I live across the country from each other. Last year we decided to give to others in our community rather than mail gifts cross country. I made polar fleece scarves this year and donated them to a local homeless shelter.

Priscilla said...

Happy new year!
I would like to say that the best gift I gave this year was something I loveingly made with my own two hands........but it wasn't! It was a new digital camera for my Mum, her old one is terrible, the memory stick could only fit about 10 photos and it was so old you couldn't buy a new memory stick for it, so hubby and I brought her a new one for Christmas - boy was she surprised, and delighted.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

The best gift I gave was 12 days of babysitting for my niece who has 4 little ones under 6!

Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway.

Wishing you joy in the coming year,
Lea

doni said...

Nice prize! One year I gave our kids surprise balls in their stockings. I used crepe paper and we put little candies and coins in as we rolled them. They had a blast unwinding them at great speed! And they didn't even notice that we were broke that year!

Warm winter wishes!

doni @ Oregon coast

Michelle said...

Nice giveaway prize! Thanks for giving me a chance to win! The best gift I think I gave this year was a book called "The Christmas Sweater" to my husband. He thoroughly enjoyed the book and is recommending it to everyone. Now I'm reading it!

Agneta quilts said...

For my dad I made a real book (at a printers house) of his memories. I think he considers this the best gift ever!

agnetaquiltar@gmail.com

Team Chicka said...

So easy! My DH and I have the ONLY grand baby, so this year we gave engraved sterling lockets to Oma and Glamma (yes, those are their requested names!) with locks of the baby's hair in them. OMGosh, it was a cryfest on Skype!! But they loved it!!!
Thanks for giving away such neat stuff!

Quilting Mai said...

Happy new year. You have a great give away. The best present a gave this christmas was a handmade bag by for my mother. She loved it and was so happy with it. Because she knows how much love I put in it to make it just for her.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

What a wonderful drawing. The best gift I gave was for my hubby. I got him a new PS3. That means hours and hours of him and his buddies playing race car games. That also means hours and hours of me being left alone to sew! It's the gift that just keeps giving....giggle!
Thanks for including me in your drawing.
Regina

Bella said...

The best present I gave this year...a pair of orange 'blingy' flats for my mom...she LOVES orange and I found them in the fall...she had no idea and they fit perfctly! AND they were a steal! Happy New Year!!!

Fulvia said...

A dog! Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway.

fulvialuciano@yahoo.com

Sandi said...

The best present I gave this Christmas was to my mother. We rented rooms at the Comfort Inn not far from her home and she thought it was wonderful because it was "getting away" where someone else cooked, cleaned, etc. and we all just got to visit and exchange gifts, look at photos, etc. She's 80 and my dad passed away last spring so Christmas needed to be something different, not so sad. I recommend it to anyone in similar circumstances. Lovely giveaway so please enter me in the drawing.

Niki :-) said...

The best present I gave this year was a handmade table runner for my mom :) thanks for entering me! nikimcn@hotmail.com

mamabug said...

I'm not sure about this but perhaps the painting I gave my mom of red poppies that looked like the ones my grandma grew and my mom and now I grow too. It had the most sentimental meaning for sure :) Kathie k.bugbee@att.net

Kim D. said...

I would love to win the jelly rolls. The best gift I gave for Christmas was a Queen Size Comfort Quilt to my Brother and Sis-Inlaw. He was diagnosed with liver cancer and I wanted to send a quilt to comfort them. I received a very nice Thank you. It makes giving all the more special when you know someone appreciates your hard work. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Ethel said...

The best Christmas gift I gave was finding an old friend's whereabouts and paying a visit. Pexplomprobably in a tie was the packages of stocking that we sent to the troops. some of these "guys" get no mail from home, so commen that it is hard to believe that a total stranger would send them a Christmas stocking.

cedar chest quilts said...

My Dad a ball cap that says bah humbug---he wears it every year from Dec. 1st until Dec. 25th faithfully. He is the hardest to buy for--and he's gotten such joy out of it. Angie

Melinda said...

I gave my sister, the quilter, a quilt this year. She was thrilled.

Lisa said...

Elmo live to our 2 year old granddaughter.. She copied everything he did....

Joyce said...

Best gift I gave for Christmas probably 12 years ago. I gave my dad a cell phone. He was in love with it. It made him smile every time it rang.

D said...

I gave my 3 girls hand made quilts. they loved them

Granny said...

Thanks for entering me in your give away. One Christmas my one daughter was visiting, her husband was away and no gifts coming. I just gave her a few gifts, dish towels, skirt, blouse etc..that really made her Christmas.
lanorathompson42@yahoo.com

Quilt Nut said...

best gift i gave was a new pair of fishing waders for my husband. he loved them!

5acre Designs said...

The best Christmas present I gave this year was to my mother-in-law. It was a Jim Shore nativity scene. She loved it. Have a Blessed and Happy New Year!

SandyQuilts said...

DH and I thought our children all needed their own fire proof safe ... yep that's what they got. I don't think they thought it was so great. LOL

June said...

The times being what they are, my grown children & I didn't trade gifts this year. We spent the Day together & enjoyed a meal & good company. Guess that's the best gift of all..."time". June

Briarose said...

Best present? That would be the gift of time. My girlfriend has breast cancer and had surgery on December 24th....yep, no typo there. I moved in with her for a week and helped her with bathing, housekeeping, cooking....Claire mckiernan@rogers.com

SunThyme said...

The best gift I gave this year was an iPod touch for my DS, the college grad. I make him something every Christmas and this year the real surprise wasn't the handy little fabric bag with a button closure, it was the engraved iPod inside!

Shelley said...

I gave my son-in-law and entire batch of grape/apple jelly. He makes a peanut butter and jelly sandwich EVERYDAY for work! I know this will get used up quickly. He loved it! I have never bought a collection of fabrics before...these coordinated strips will make a great quilt!

Doris said...

The best present I gave was a huge book my BF wanted but didn't get for himself, he was completely unsuspecting!

Happy new year!

Doris in Des Moines
auntiedart(at)yahoo(dot)com

inge said...

I'm very found of jelly rolls ;-)
the best I gave for Christmas? Embroidered towels to my sister

Judy said...

My granddaughters thought the best gift was the marker rolls that I made for them. They use them all the time. Great give away!!
Judyk2310@sbcglobal.net

peggy said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway.
I made 15 mini Treasure Box bags for christmas this year so I think that was the best gift this year..
Peggy in NJ
paront1222@comcast.net

Sequana said...

Hi, Jan. LTNS

The best present I gave for Christmas was a bag full of candy necklaces from the 60's to someone who had talked about remembering them. He was very surprised I could find them.

Happy 2009! from Sequana66

Lisa said...

The most beautiful winter coat I have ever seen. It was White with a sea green stripe on each side with matching hat ,gloves and scarf. It was for a young girl who is in foster care living in a residential treatment center.I also bought her a new wardrobe but the coat was so special everyone who saw it said WOW.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

this last year we helped fill a disabled veterans cupboards and cleaned his house

Laurie said...

The best present I gave was a teacher's mug that listed a good teacher's qualities to my husband. He almost cried when he read it!

Thanks for this chance to win!
Hugs,
Laurie

katrien said...

WHAAAAWWWW a jelly roll and tin,i like thoose very much.
A present that i gived to a quiltingfreind was a tinny box with a lot of charms in here favorite color.

Maxwells said...

I actually helped me 3 year old boy make a tutu for his 5 year old sister. It turned oout sooooo cute and she loves it, wears it everyday.
tonimax@gmail.com

grendelsmom said...

Happy New Year!

I think the best presents I ever gave were this year's - I made homemade Vanilla extract for my family members. Started in April, went down to the basement every few days to shake it up, finally filtered and bottled with my own labels. Yum!

Christine said...

The best present I gave this year was a doll quilt I made for my 6 year old daughter - she LOVED it! Please enter me in your drawing for the jelly roll.

Sarah said...

The best present I gave was an orange scrub cap with novelty fabric I made for my dad. He loved it!

T said...

The best present I gave this year has to be the slippers for my son-in-law - though I hear the chowder hat was a pretty big hit!

Tracy in SW WA
FiberBabble

DJ and Melissa Sorensen said...

We chose to do the angel tree this year and I was so excited to see all we were able to provide for our littel boy we picked.

Whimsical Creations said...

The best present I gave would be my ornaments I make to my family. They absolutely love them and I love giving them new ones each year.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Nancy said...

I gave my husband a DVD player that he was really wanting. Our old one skipped all the time and the new one has an editing device so we can skip some of the junk. Thanks.
spackattak7(at)hotmail(dot)com

Loralynn said...

The best present I gave for Christmas this year was a lap quilt that I made for my step-sister who has stage four breast cancer. Every time she uses it, she knows that I am giving her a hug!

Donna said...

h best Christmas present I have given is my volunteer time donated to the Salvation Army, either ringing the bell for kettle donations or working at the distribution center, getting presents for children ready for Christmas.

Thank you for entering me in your wonderful giveaway! You may either contact me on my blog or at stitcherylove[at]yahoo[dot]com.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Wonderful giveaway! This year the best gift was to our daughter. She had recently finished stitching her very first beautiful cross stitch piece and she wanted to have it matted and framed professionally. She couldn't afford to pay for it herself, so she picked out the mats and the frame stock, and we paid for it. She didn't get to see it finished until Christmas morning when she opened it. It turned out so nice and it will be something she will cherish for a long time.

MGM

Lynn said...

The best thing I gave this Christmas was a Christmas string block quilt to my grandson & his little family living north of Seattle, WA. They had a white Chritmas this year and really appreciated the flannel backing on it. They sent us a picture of their baby napping on it.

Ly + Alan said...

Happy New Year!! The best to you and your family. I think the best gift I gave this year was a homemade quilt for my parents bed.

I would love to win your giveaway! lyannab(at)gmail(dot)com

lindanuts said...

I'm not sure what the best gift I ever gave was but the ones I feel the best about are the quilts I made my 4 children one year. I know they treasure them.
lindanuts@yahoo.com

Sandee said...

Hi what a lovely give a way Please enter me. The best gift I gave this year were the netendo Wll to both of my childrens families.
Thanks Sandy


sandybun43@gmail.com

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