Thursday, August 6, 2009

How to win a giveaway.....


First the disclaimer......this hardly ever works but it worked for me!

First you email Mary at Quilt Hollow and whine that you haven't won ANYTHING in a really long time so you don't even want to bother entering anymore 'cause it's so depressing. Some people seem to win ALL the time. You know who you are!

Next, you enter anyway because Mary gives you this pep talk filled with cheesy cliches.

And you win!

I won what I thought was a quilt pattern from Paula the Quilter. Turns out it was more than a pattern, it was a big BOM that she had made for someone. All the templates were in there that Paula had lovingly made from cardboard. The 1/4" intersections were all hole punched for easy marking, too. What a sweetie!


Of course, I will have to use a lot of plaids ('cause that's what I do). I may leave out the angels and put a row of sashing in-between each row to "define" them a little better. It will definitely be a project for next Christmas. And if I start now and treat it like a BOM for me, I'll be finished with the flimsy by next summer.

Thank you, Paula, for sharing!

Blessings, Cathi

9 comments:

Darlene said...

WooHoo!!! Way to go!

Quilt Hollow said...

"How to win a giveaway?" Now you know!! Persistence pays off!
Can win the lottery unless you buy the ticket!! Congrats!!!

Chatty Kathy~Palmetto Prims said...

Congratulations on the win!!! Thanks for visiting my blog and letting me know about the shop in Jacksonville. I plan on stopping by!!! Hugs!!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Just cruisin' by...What a lovely blog you have...Congratulations on your win...Dzintra♥x

Leann said...

Stopping by to wish you a great weekend! I'm still at work - 17min to go:)

Enjoy!
Leann

Teresa said...

Congrats Cathi - looks like a very nice win. Now, I need to skip on over to Quilt Hollow and do some whinning...wonder how many beat me there already.

Micki said...

Lovely Win! It's a great pattern!
Micki

Carrie P. said...

Well, I guess that is one way to win a giveaway. LOL Congrats. Mary has a fun blog to read.

Melvin said...

Looks like another fantastic block is brewing! Always fun to visit here!
thanks for sharing...
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