Monday, October 19, 2009


Sometimes we have that dark cloud that follows us around, which is usually the case for me and sometimes you just have one of those weeks where you are surprised by good fortune.

I guess in my case, it is the adage, is the glass half full or half empty?
I have been sick with a flu for over a week, so stuck at home and I am getting cabin fever. On the other side, I have won three contests which have given me a pick me up, which is much needed.

So, I think it is time I have a contest and offer my fellow bloggers, readers and have no idea who you are visitors;) I do enjoy new visitors though and I do check out your blogs. I also enjoy comments, good or bad and love feedback. So, without further rambling, here is what I am giving away this week.

A copy of Lynette Anderson's newest book, "A Gathering of Crows". This is a signed copy that features quilting designs by Lynette; a quilt, a tote, as well as other quilted goodies. And.... there are two designs that I worked up in punch for her, using her designs. So, if you love to quilt, sew and punch, this would be a great prize for you.

Now here is the catch, lol. You have to go to Lynette's site and look for the new punch patterns that she has published now. You can find them now, on the first pages of her blog, but you may have to hit more blogs to find them, later in the week. Then tell me in this comment section what one you like the best and why. I really do love feedback and it will help lynette and I, in future designs.

The contest will end on Sunday, October 25. Leave your comments here and I will draw a name and announce the winner Sunday night. Hopefully I can brighten someone else's day:) I am sorry to say, I can only open this contest to those in the USA, but if you are not in the states, you can still leave a comment and there may be a surprise for everyone else at the end of the contest;)

Here is a preview of the book. The tote design and the quilt in the background.

And here is one of the punched pieces I did for the book. I have also done a few punched pieces that Lynette is now selling and new ones will be coming in the future, so be sure to check out her site while you are there.


Brenda said...

I'm first so nobody else enter this giveaway...It's mine ladies, I have it in the bag... Well, until someobody else shows up with any bit of luck because G. knows i never win anything, LOL! But I'm trying, hahaha~

antique quilter said...

I LOVE the snowfriends punch pattern.
I love snowmen!!!
the tote bag is adorable and I could find lots of uses for that bag
congrats for being published and oh I hope your feeling better soon and you can get out of the house.
Always enjoy your pictures of your outings

Busym1 said...

I really love the snowman friends pattern for punchneedle. I too, love snowmen, and the little deer is so cute with him! Get better, michelle

moosecraft said...

I like the Choculator!!!! LOL! ;-) About the pn's... I like them all because they are one for each season.... I guess I'm leaning towards the snowmen because that's the season up and coming? I Also like the blossom tree with the dog and birds... very hard to pic just one!

primitivebettys said...

What a generous giveaway! Please enter me!!! I'm hoping that some of your luck with rub off on me! ;)



Jacque said...

I am a quilter and fabriholic... and I am not afraid to admit it. I love Lynette's designs and work. Her ability to put colors together is awesome. As for punch designs - Christmas is on my mind - bring on snowmen and santa.

Pls enter me into the drawing

paulette said...

Hi Debbie,
I love everything Lynette does! But out of the four designs (all of which are adorable!!)I like the snowfriends best- AND the little reindeer-how cute is he! I am a sucker for snowmen! My whole kitchen gets taken over by snowmen over the Christmas holidays! Your designs are lovely- you should be so proud of yourself! Must be so exciting to see them published and being enjoyed!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
Take care!

Anonymous said...

How sweet of you! I hope you are feeling better.

Nancy said...

My favorite is Pumpkin Harvest. I love anything with a house and a pumpkin...

So cute...

lej619 said...

ok am i the only one that can't find the book and i looked at a number of her blogs and I don't see anything about Lynette Anderson's new book.
could I get some help???

WoolenSails said...

The new book is only out in some Australian stores, right now. Lynette just finished with the Houston Quilt market and the book should be available in the US stores soon. This is one of the copies she sent me.

What you are looking for is the punch needle patterns, not the book. Those are sold as individual patterns.


Anonymous said...

My favorite is the snowfriends, I love snowmen and reindeer!
I hope you are feeling better, take care,

Bren said...

Debbie, sorry to hear you are not feeling well, get better soon!! I have to pick one pattern??? I love the little chicken, the snowmen, ohh I LOVE em all!! The book sounds as if it's to die for, I'm a quilter, puncher, hooker(rug that is), lol, and I think I need it!! The tote is too cute!!
Well, enter me, I never win but I can hope.
Feel better soon.
Hugs, Bren

appleberrycottage said...

I like the snowman one. I'm not much of a dog or cat lover, so I tend to stick to other themes. I use snowmen all winter, so it's just not for Christmas. My second favorite is the house with pumpkins.

jude said...

i guess that dark cloud gets around.

lej619 said...

ok I finally found someone who had pictures. and i have to say I like them all but if i was going to buy one it would have to be the Snowman one.

Mom of two said...

I really like the snowfriends pattern, my sister loves snowmen and I think it would be perfect for her. Of course I love the tote bag and could fine lots of uses for that;) Thanks for the giveaway!!