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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I'm Late, I'm Late for a Very Important Date!!! A Giveaway!!!

I could go into all my excuses for being late to post about the Sew Mama Sew giveaway, but I will spare you...you really don't want to hear me whine....waaaa!


Anywho....after much consideration and a little help from my friends...I have decided to throw in a little Christmas wish for you as my giveaway....

Actually this could be my wish for all of you the entire year long!!!

Here is what you need to do to enter.
Tell me your very favorite holiday decoration in the comment box!


I will ask Mr. Random Winner or whatever his name is...choose the winner.  And for all my friends across the pond this will be open internationally as well. Just, PLEASE....PLEASE either leave your email address or change your settings so you are NOT a NO-REPLY BLOGGER

Here are the details on this cheery swag....
The 5" letters are made of various Japanese Cotton/Linen Blends
It is machine quilted with Aurifil Thread and the back is a gold velveteen.
The braided roping and felted decorative do-dads are wool.

Now scoot over to Sew Mama Sew and enter some more giveaways....go crazy!!!

Tis the season of Happiness!!!
I wish you much JOY!!!
hugs,
mary :)

  
   

139 comments:

Emily said...

Me me me me me! I love those letters! And you wouldn't even have to ship them, I could just pick them up at the shop! Perfect! ;)

Miki Willa said...

Joy has been my favorite word all year. I would love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity.

Ellen said...

Cheery swag indeed! I was thinking and thinking about what my favorite holiday decoration was... I love garlands, wrapped presents, snow... but then it hit me, my absolute favorite is white Christmas lights! I think you could lots of other decorations but without lights (or glowing candles!) it still wouldn't have that magical holiday feeling.

tara said...

My fave ornament is one my now 8year old daughter made when she was 5. It is her school picture glued on to a black and hangs with an eye hook and ribbon.
Thanks!

stitchinpenny said...

Love it. Favorite decoration - lights.

Laura said...

Wow! What a great decoration! Joy is definitely a year long word to live by.

My favorite decoration is white twinkly lights on the tree. :)

Rane said...

Oh so cute. Love it! We were rainy
and gloomy here all day today, this
sunny little Joy was just what the
doctor ordered.
Thank you for your giveaway,
have a great day!!

Cathy H said...

your JOY is beautiful.......thanks for sharing

Mystica said...

Thank you for sharing!

Doris said...

I really liked your mini tutorial on how you made these letters, would love to have this to hang over our door!

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sandandstarfish said...

I LOVE this!! I'd put it up in my office. It's adorable!! Makes me smile to look at :)

My favorite holiday decorations have always been our Nutcracker collection. When I was little, we'd pick one out each year. Now that I'm married and have my own little girl, she gets to pick the nutcracker :) Love passing on traditions!

Thanks for participating!!
Happy Holidays!

Joyatee said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'd love to have it hang in my craft room, as my nickname is Joy...

felicity said...

I love a good wreath, myself. Thanks for the giveaway!

Leanne said...

Such a lovely giveaway, not too late at all. I love the little white mini lights, and the old glass ornaments from my parents that went on the tree when we were kids, and wreaths, and flowers, and I guess I love most of the christmas decorations.

Carla said...

I love putting up my Christmas tree every year..full of 38 years of ornament collecting! Winning your clever decoration would fill me with "JOY"!

Jasmine1485 said...

So pretty! :) I'm so bored of the decorations we have, I'd love to spice them up a bit with this lovely piece.

kate1485 at hotmail.com

kelly said...

oh my goodness!!! i'd LOVE to have a molly flanders original!!!

diane said...

this is really cute, I'd love to win.

elizabeth said...

Sweet : ) What a fun giveaway!

woolybooger said...

My favorite decoration is an ornament that is a bee hive with a sweet bee on it.

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh! Fashionably late to the party, I see! LOL! As I sit gazing at my half decorated tree I'm torn between my cross stitch boot (made many years ago in ugly country colours!) or my mother's delicate fragile glass(?) Santa! This JOY decoration with a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower would take pride of place in my little home! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite Christmas decorations are the stocking I made for my children when they were babies. They still hang on our fireplace and my daughter has made similar one for each person as the family grows.

The Hungry Crafter said...

This is so cute and festive! My favorite decoration is a good old fashioned Christmas tree. It's just not Christmas without it!!!

Nikki McDonald said...

Very cute. I love the font you used & the patchy design is just perfect. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Amber said...

I love all the hand made ornaments that we add to the tree every year. It is fun to look at the as we unpack them every year.

OakRose Mama said...

My favorite holiday decoration are wreaths! There are so many beautiful options too

...julia... said...

My new TREE SKIRT!! It is so fun and I love it! :)

Jenny said...

Mary, I believe I am fated to win this because my middle name is Joy! My favorite holiday decor is probably lights, because I like shiny, colorful things! haha. I also love decorated trees, themed trees, mishmash trees, carefully decorated or crazily thrown together, they're all good. Can't have the holidays without a tree!

Cecilia said...

Cute! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lauranie said...

oh...it's so pretty!! My favorite decorations besides the tree filled with lights and ornaments would have to be the stockings that I FINALLY made for my family a few years ago...and maybe the advent calendar I am still currently working on :) Thanks for the chance! Have fun with your giveaway!

Tammy said...

My favorite decoration is the advent wreath. It reminds me to focus on the "reason for the season." Thanks for the giveaway.

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

This is so cute!!
Hmmm favourite decoration I think it's my big peacock, which goes on top of the tree. It is my partridge in a pear tree. I figured since it isn't an actual pear tree it does not matter much that it isn't an actual partridge either ;-)

schmidt1016 said...

I guess I would have to say my favorite Christmas decorations are the various ornaments I made for my kids over the years. The first ones were done in counted cross stitch. Lately, I have been doing a lot of wool applique. This is the first year I am quilting them, and I'm using paper piecing. I think they will be really cute.

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

Scenic Pit Stops said...

We have pretty limited decorations still, but my favorite this year is our tree. It turned out awesome!

Love the Joy, very cool! Thank you!

lemony lucy said...

I love all the santa's that end up scattered around the house. There's a tubby one that lives in the kitchen on the windowsill and his friend is a super tall skinny wood one. Odd best santa friends. They make me happy.

Kaisievic said...

Hi Mary, Please count me in your giveaway - it is gorgeous. My favourite christmas ornament would have to be the round shiny baubles on the tree.

Hugs, Kaye

http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com

KayeDeP@gmail.com

growMama said...

i just made a pledge to myself to be more joyous today, so your offering speaks pretty loud to me. My favourite decorations are the fabric holly and berries i made this year...its all on my blog. happy holidays and may joy find you too. x

Ashley said...

If I win these, they will become my favorite holiday decoration... :) However, my current favorite is my Christmas tree. It is decorated in purple, lime green, and silver with some personal ornaments thrown in. It makes me smile everytime I see it!

Kathie said...

oh LOve this Joy has always been a special word to me
My favorite Christmas decoration is an old Santa that is holding a child in his arms and another one standing right next to him It looks like it was carved from wood and so aged. I just love this and it sits on a bookshelf all year round for me to enjoy in our living room
thanks for a wonderful giveaway
Happy Holidays!
kathie

two hippos said...

The letters are great, perfect to add a little Christmas Joy! My favorite Christmas decoration is a swag of Christmas bunting - lots of felt Christmas shapes embroidered and appliqued.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your joy is so joyous!! When I was growing up we had Indian fabric Christmas decorations, peacocks and fishes and bells. Hmm I wonder what happened to them. I just asked Gbf which is his favourite, he said he likes shiny red baubles because he likes to make faces and see his distorted reflection, weird! Thank you for such a joyful giveaway!!

Janet said...

What a fabulous giveaway, I could use some joy for the whole of next year actually. My absolute all time favourite decoration is the nativity scene made for me by my grandchildren a few years ago.It was a family effort and there were fights over the sheep that look like white blobs, lol. They are made of clay and hand painted.

Indianna said...

Your Joy banner is fantastic - and it could stay up all year as it is not too Christmassy.
I love lights - we have a small solar set we take away camping in Summer too.

Kathy said...

What a clever idea for a banner :)
My favourite Christmas decorations are the ones my children have made.

crooked whimsy said...

That is so colorful! I love it.
My favorite decoration? It's hard to narrow down to only one, but I love seeing the lights on all the trees and bushes and trimming peoples' homes! That definitely makes me feel JOY! Have a lovely day! :)

marth225 said...

I'm a sucker for nativity scenes

ELNM said...

I have set of vintage Christmas elves made from little pinecones that belonged to my grandparents. I think of them every time I see the elves! Thanks for a chance to win. ellen@myerly.net

michelle said...

Love it, so cute! My favorite decoration is a hand print wreath from when my daughter was younger.

Thanks for the chance!

Sylvia said...

Love this swag, and hope I win. One of my favorite Christmas decorations is an ornament hand made by my grandmother using a cut out egg. It is so wonderful and reminds me of her.

Jenny said...

just darling Mary...but it has great weight too with those fabrics...i love our Jim Shore nativity scene...the pieces are just kid size and sturdy enough that they *might* not break when dropped...and...they are chunky enough to be glued together when they do! Merry Christmas!!

teammckown said...

I think this is so adorable! If I received it I would be filled with much JOY too!! I think my little Molly would love it too! Thank you for a chance to win!!

angelina said...

mary this is just so lovely you've outdone your sweet self! if i win i'll cherish it each year for ever. ok so my favorite dec was a childhood santa claus that had a spring and hook and hung from our tall ceilings. we used to get a running start when youngsters and grab his boot and he'd spring and go crazy on his little perch swing. so my mother gave this cherished santa to me in college and my ((bloody)) dogs chewed him one day to bits. as i walked them and saw bits of santa come out (yuk) i shed some tears ! oh santa!
xxx

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Centering Coach ~ Amy Irene Rodquist-Kodet said...

I'm feeling more joyful just looking at your site! My favorite holiday decoration is simply cranberries strung as garland throughout the house and on the tree! Have a beautiful and magical season! Fingers crossed. CenteringCoach{at}gmail{dot}com

Njeri said...

Crochet stars, so cute.

lil'monkeysmama said...

All things felted..or sewn..or crafted:)
mcintoshsusan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ariane said...

What a great giveaway!!! My favorite holiday decorations are the ones the kids made at school as the were growing up. We all decorate the tree together and the always talk about the memories those decorations bring back!!!

Autie said...

Beautiful giveaway! My favorite Christmas decorations are the hand embroidered ornaments that I made when we first got married.

helen ethel studio said...

This is lovely!!! My most recent favorite decoration is a felt garland that I made a few days ago. I love it!

Candice said...

I love the sign!!! It's perfect! I love my handmade decorations and our christmas trees (there are 5 of them :))

bassenav said...

My favorite decorations are the ones made by my 4 yr old daughter. She has mostly chosen trees and then will glue googly eyes all over them!
Thanks for offering such an adorable swag!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Oh this would be so fun to win- a special ornament for my Christmas tree from my sweet friend Mary.
:)
Fingers crossed!

OK, my favorite ornament is tie- a glass ball- very large, very fragile, that is hand painted with a nativity scene and when it is lit from Christmas lights, it seems to glow. It is beautiful and not on my tree this year because of the little guy. I do not want it to fall off and break if he pulls on the tree. The other one I love is an old glass partridge in a pear tree that was on my grandmother's tree. It is not expensive but it is very sentimental to me.

Merry Christmas Mary!

Brenda said...

I'd love to hang this in my house. thanks for the chance.

Elisa Black said...

I love this!! And I would love to hang it in my sewing area all year long. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity. We are Jewish, so we don't have a tree to decorate, but I do love all the pictures and crafty items that my kids make at school and I display my faves.

samandpeteVDP said...

I'm with others, I would probably keep this up all year long! My favorite holiday decoration is a little mexican nativity set my husband and I got the first year we were married. It's terracotta & painted with bright colors. I absolutely love it!

Amy said...

My favorite Christmas decorations are all of my Jim Shore Santas and snowmen-because of the quilting patterns on them!
Amy
abcsemartin(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tamster said...

My favourite decorations are all the ones that the kids have made - salt dough stars, pine cones dipped in glue & glitter, CD's covered in glittery things.

Heather said...

My favorite Christmas decoration is the tree skirt my aunt made and quilted for me when I got married.

Lucinda said...

Love your JOY. My favorite decorations usually involve snowmen.

Nicky said...

I'm into letters and snowflakes this year! These would look lovely Mary in my house!

I have some carved wooden angels I bought on holiday in Venice - love them because they are beautiful and cos of the memories of that trip!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

There are so many reasons I LOVE this - joy and paris being just two!! Have you seen my decorations??! They need some joy ;)

Kelly said...

Anything & everything my children have made over the years.

Lynn said...

garlands garlands and more garlands!

thanks for the giveaway!

selfsewn@summerfete said...

JOY is the word of today Mary!!

gill said...

Gorgeous!
I would love to win!

Amanda St.Clair said...

My favorite holiday decorations are the ones my son made while in elementary school.

Mary said...

My favorite holiday decoration is anything made by my kids when they were small or by my grandchildren. And I love Santas but they don't count because I leave them out all year. That makes them not holiday, I think. I love your JOY banner.

slacker said...

my favorite holiday decoration is the star on top of my in-laws' Christmas tree :) It's bright & shiny and NOT electric!

Thank you!

principeta said...

Love this,Joy is my favorite word,thanks for chance to win it.My favorite ornaments are handmade.

Happy holidays!!

StephanieS said...

My favorite decorations are the ones from when I was little, especially ornaments for the tree.
Thanks for the chance to win. stephspitzer at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

My favourite decorations are my moms old Avon wax figures. Their smell brings back memories of past christmases! Love it!

nancebagance at yahoo dot ca

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love it! My favourite decoration is a glass angel tree decoration, I always make sure it goes in front of a light so it shines!

Beth said...

My favorite decoration is a paper mache angel - I keep it on my mantle the rest of the year and put it on top of the tree for Christmas!
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

**nicke... said...

well, my favorite decoration would be this if i won! if i don't win it will remain my tree skirt and the christmas paper bunting i made last year.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I hang some fancy ornaments from the light fixture in the dining room and that is my very favorite decoration.

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

My advent calendar is my favorite decoration. :) I made it myself and my girls love it so much that I can't help love it too!

Best,
Michelle
daydreambelievershop(at)gmail(dot)com

Consuelo said...

Favorite holiday decoration is the nativity set and the advent calendar. Very nice blog and sewing!

Gwen said...

Wow! It is so hard to pick my very favorite decoration. I love nativity sets and have collected a number over the years. Love the word "joy" you have created! Thank you for the chance to win!!

hueisei said...

Christmas tree ornaments.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Cindy said...

The christmas tree is my favorite decoration!!!

I love these patchwork letters you're making. Very fun.

sarah said...

Adorable..favorite Christmas decoration is my aluminum tree!

wooLynn said...

Ornaments my kids have made and our handmade angel that tops our Christmas tree each year are my favorite decorations. Thanks for the chance!

Jessica Helen said...

This is lovely! at the moment my fav decoration is the Christmas tree skirt i made this year. i love having some beautiful not-tacky Christmas fabric around!

betsy said...

Our star on top of the tree!

Elizabeth said...

My favorite Christmas decoration is the half-eaten gingerbread man I made for everyone in my family (from a tutorial online) 2 years ago!

Anne-Marie said...

my favorites are the lolly stick glittery dragon flies my girls and I made last year

Cal said...

I really have been meaning to make a christmas banner, but haven't has the chance yet... I like the hogde podge that is our ornament collection... just like the rest of our lives.

Jennifer Ladd said...

This is so cute! It would match perfectly in my house!!

My favorite holiday decorations are the ornaments on our tree that we bought while we were in Vietnam and in Ethiopia adopting our baby girls!

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

My favorite Christmas decoration are my new Christmas lights. Each light has a silver cookie cutter on each light. So bright and cute!

Laura said...

so cute! My favorite decoration is the christmas tree skirt my mom made.

Judi said...

My favorite decoration is the ornament we bought and had personalized while on our honeymoon - 15 years ago!

Sis-O said...

Sweet JOY! Well, my new fave ornament is one my (Coast Guard) son and DIL gave us while recently visiting. It is a hand-painted ceramic Christmas tree with little brown bears peeking around the edges. each bear has a Santa hat on and all of our names are hand printed on the white part of the Santa hat. The star on top of the tree has the year 2011.

skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Second Chance Tan said...

we have a strange pretend Robin.... he always goes on the tree because he was my Gran's and has been handed down the generations!!

http://sewasecondchance.blogspot.com/

Carol said...

What a darling idea! I love the greenery the most for decorating. It smells so good! quiltexas@gmail.com

Suze said...

love this little JOY.
my fav Christmas ornament is a set of wooden letters--NOE:.

Anne said...

Pretty! My favorite decoration growing up was an ornament with a pinwheel in it that spun when you hung it right over a light on the tree. I'll have to try to get that from my mom! Merry Christmas!

Laura said...

My favorite Christmas decoration is a musical ceramic Christmas mouse. It was always on my mom's coffee table as I was growing up and now it sits high in a protected place, waiting for my own kids to be old enough to play with it.

stitchandpurl said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win, such a sweet giveaway.
My favourite decoration is our fairy lights - can't get enough of them! :)

stitchandpurl(at)btinternet(dot)com

pforgerson said...

favorite decoration would be the needlepoint stockings i made for my family, as it expanded, one for the new husband then each new son.Then me of course.
Love your letters and all of you work.
Keep Calm and Merry On!

madaboutpatchwork said...

The gingerbread cookies I bake and hang on the tree every year are my favorite. Your JOY is beautiful - thanks for the chance to win!

Charla said...

My favorite ornament is a felt snowman that my mom made when she was pregnant at Christmas time with me!

Pam said...

love this joy joy joy...one of my favorite words and also my sisters name !! xoxox fingers crossed

Shannon said...

My favorite is a felt-shapes christmas tree bedecked with sequins upon a black velvet tapestry. My grandma crafted it decades ago. It is so retro. LOVE it!

bethany said...

Our angel on top of our tree is from my husband's grandmother!

Kristi said...

Super cute! My favorite decoration is our advent wreath and candles.
mindfulhome at gmail dot com

Brooke Crook said...

My favorite decoration is my advent calendar.

Amy said...

This is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I love my nativity! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

chibidani said...

My favorite Christmas decorations are snowflakes, preferably all glittery. We get 2 or 3 snowfalls here a year, and I can only remember 2 White Christmases in my 29 years. So I pretend.

Thanks for this giveaway!

chibidani at gmail dot com

flashingreds said...

Lovely! I cherish an old mobile from the '50s, which my grandmother always had in her dining room.

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

super cute! I love your blog and will now be following! My favorite christmas decorations are the vintage ones we have from grandparents and the homemade ones!

Material Mary said...

Well, if I win this, this would be my favorite decoration. Second runner up would be my shephard quilt by Nancy Halverson. Love this...
Mary

Lisa C. in GA said...

oh boy....this gives me an idea,lol.

barzi10091(at)aol[dot]com

lorraine said...

my favorite is the tiny skier guy made out of a pinecone..he has a tiny knitted hat and scarf :) raineoc@yahoo.com

thehappycrochetchic said...

I love my nativity scene! I got it last year at Hobby Lobby and it has scriptures on it, its made of some kind of fake wood, but it is sooo pretty!!!

jULIA c.


THEHAPPYCROCHETCHIC@YAHOO.COM

Trish said...

I love that word. It means a lot to me.

Ramona said...

My favorite decorations are nativity scenes. I collect them. Love this swag.
momik97(at)aol(dot)com

Cinnamon said...

Your decoration is adorable and I really like your header! Right now my favorite decorations are my little collection of trees and deer that I've put together in a turquoise, silver, white, and dark blue theme. They're pretty together!
scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

Peggy said...

I love how just that bit of the Eiffel tower is showing. Cool! My favorite decoration is my collection of Christmas snow globes. I have a zillion of them and they always make me smile!

Jeane said...

My favorite decoration is presents. I love your letters.

Linda said...

My fav decoration is twinkling lights. Thanks for the cute letters - I love letters. Hope you have a very Happy Holiday. iluvquilts@wowway.com

hwscutie said...

I think my favorite decoration is something I got at a craftfair this year, it's a Christmas tree made out of marbles, jewelry parts, beads and lights behind the marbles to shine.

hwcutie@hotmail.com

Mike said...

lovely! my favorite decorations are my sparkly reindeer. thanks for the chance to win!

jesshea(at)gmail(.)com

Addie said...

Very lovely! Cute blog!

Angie said...

How cute! Now I'm going to checkout more of your blog. I'm sure whoever wins your giveaway won't mind the late post. My favorite Christmas decorations are the felt ornaments I made for my husband and I's first Christmas to cover our naked tree.

Henria O. said...

We have a glass and hand-painted angel that always tops our tree! Somehow she adds that special something that just makes the tree!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

majorasue said...

Darling! My favorite ornament is from my grandmother. It's a little blue angel

majorasue(at)hotmail(dot)com

Flying Blind... said...

My current fave was made by a bloggy friend this year - my favicon owl - it's so awesome!

Jo said...

JOY is my middle name! Would love this!