Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holiday Giveaway - Trio Of Gifts

I promised yesterday I would be back with a post...to share my group gift...and to have another holiday giveaway, so here I am!

We all know I love to play with my sewing machine, so yesterday as my gift to each stitcher in our little group, I brought a basket full of zippered pocket tissue cases...all made from holiday fabric. I had so much fun spending some time at my sewing machine and making all of these...but even more fun giving them away! I featured these fun little pocket tissue cases in my homemade holiday gift ideas (number four), so if you would like to read more about them see my post from November 21st.


Now on to my final giveaway for the year...and I think it is a pretty good one! If you have been reading my blog and following my gift ideas, then you will recognize each of these items. One lucky recipient will win: a pocket tissue case (with tissues), a holiday pincushion, and a humbug bag (the three pieces shown in the photo)! ...and yes, I made all three of the pieces with my own two hands. Here is what you need to do to be eligible for this prize:

Simply leave a comment to this post (you must leave a comment, email entries will not be accepted) telling me your favorite Christmas carol or holiday song...or favorite Christmas story or TV special...and you will be in a random drawing to win the final giveaway of the year. I will post the winner Sunday, December 20th; I will use the random generator to choose one lucky recipient from all the entries. PLEASE leave your email address or make sure it is in your profile - entries without a valid email address will not be eligible. Check back on Sunday to see if you are the lucky winner - I will be contacting the winner by email - if I have your information in time, your prize will go out in Priority Mail on Monday - in time to receive it before Christmas (an overseas winner may have to be a little more patient with the post)!

Good luck to all...and thank you for reading/following!

45 comments:

  1. They are just so cute. I would love to be entered in the drawing. Marjo

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  2. What a wonderful trio to offer! I would have to say my favorite song is "White Christmas". During the 7 years I lived in TN, all I wanted was a white Christmas back home in PA - the first Christmas back home, my wish came true!

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  3. Hi Belinda - I love Christmas songs and I really have 2 favorites - "Silver Bells" and "White Christmas" - I've loved these two songs since I was a young girl! I just love your handmade gift ideas and would love to win the items!

    Tedra Raden, Phoenix, AZ
    trsamcat@cox.net

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  4. I would love to be entered in the drawing. All of those pieces are fantastic! I actually have two favorite holiday shows, A Charlie Brown Christmas, I especially love the ice skating scene, and the movie Love Actually. Just a feel good Christmas movie that brings forth a lot of issues we all feel about love.

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  5. I will generously decline being entered in the giveaway since I just hung one of those stunning snowflakes on my tree! But "O Holy Night" is one of my favorite Christmas hymns and I watched my fav Christmas movie just the other night..."It's a Wonderful Life". Makes me cry every time.

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  6. Thank you for this chance - I love the tradtional carol - "It came upon a midnight clear" - the non traditional rockin' song by Slade "Merry Christmas" and I must watch the Muppets Christmas Carol to make it Christmas - although I admit to a fit of nostalgia and wish I could see Charlie Brown's Christmas again....

    Merry Christmas - thanks for the memories..

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  7. Opps, I got so excited I forgot to add that Oh Holy Night is my favorite Christmas carol. Thanks Marjo

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  8. Thank you so much for the chance! My favorite Christmas Carol is "Carol of the Bells." And my favorite Christmas movie is "Christmas Story." We watch it every year!!

    Thank you!
    Julie
    jsteinbarger at cox.net

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  9. I would love to be included in your giveaway drawing.

    My all time favorite Christmas song is the duet by Bing Crosby and David Bowie. Second favorite is Silent Night.
    As for movie. The original Miracle on 34th Street and White Christmas.

    Kathy
    katkiley@aol.com

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  10. PS The title of that song is Peace on Earth. Bing Crosby sings Drummer Boy and Bowie sing Peace. I just love this one.

    Kathy

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  11. For me, it is not really time for the holidays until I hear one of The Carpenter's holiday songs! Winning this would really brighten my day......

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  12. Great giveaway! Please enter me into the draw.
    My favorite Christmas movie is Elf - I just love it when he downs that extra large bottle of Coca Cola and does a really loud burp and say "Did you hear that?" - so funny!

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  13. Hi Belinda -

    My favorite Christmas Carol is "Oh Holy Night". I have to admit though I still get goose bumps at Mass every Christmas Eve when they play "O Come All Ye Faithful" for the processional hymm.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you so much for offering your beautiful handmade gifts!

    Carol B.

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  14. Oh what a wonderful giveaway! Please include me! I'll mention a couple of movies. Old Movie...original Miracle on 34th Street...the spirit of Christmas and getting a little girl to believe in Santa Claus. It was my favorite movie growing up. Now....Love Actually...love can be found where you least expect it. Embrace and relish in it and the season! I should follow my own advice...I've been quite a little scrooge this year! lol

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  15. Oh, Belinda, I love those bags you've made. My favorite Christmas carol is "O Holy Night". Please enter me in your contest. Thank you and Merry Christmas,
    sandyxstitcher@gmail.com

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  16. I just wanted to let you know that you have inspired me to dust off my sewing machine to make a few simple gifts this year. Thank you. My favorite Christmas song is Panis Angelicus. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  17. I can't help it. My favorite Christmas song is "I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas". I've loved it ever since I heard it while shopping in Michael's a couple of years ago. It just always makes me smile and want to sing along.

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  18. Oh what a great giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win it!

    I love all Christmas songs, but this year my younger daughter and I have been singing the 12 Days of Christmas together... it is also the theme for my Christmas gifts this year.

    kellyxstitching at yahoo dot com
    http://stitchingwithmygirls.blogspot.com/

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  19. The Little Drummer Boy is my all time favorite. I love all the little usefuls you sewed. Merry Christmas! myrast@embarqmail.com

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  20. Oh thank you for the giveaway! I think at the moment my favorite Christmas carol is the Wexford Carol. But before that it was Lo How a Rose. Wexford just took over recently. lol!

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  21. Oh my goodness, Belinda... what a sweet offer! My most favorite Christian Christmas songs are Oh Holy Night, and the Little Drummer Boy version done by Bing Crosby and David Bowie. Love Holiday Inn & White Christmas for the movies. Hmmm... I see a "Bing" trend here LOL

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  22. Wonderful giveaway! Love the trio, please enter me in your giveaway. My favourite carol is Jingle Bells. Love this cheerful, jazzy song.

    Merry X'mas!

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  23. What a great giveaway and very festive.
    My favourite Christmas tune is Slade's Merry Christmas and I wrap presents every year while watching Muppets Chrsitmas Carol and have done every since my girls were little.

    Please toss my name in the hat

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  24. Come on random generator..Pick me!!.Love your blog..and patterns..thanks for the great giveaways. My favorite song is Carol of the Bells and my favorite movie(s) is all of the Santa clause movies with Tim Allen. Love them..so fun!

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  25. I would love to be entered in your drawing...
    My favorite Christmas carol is "O Holy Night" and I love watching Charlie Brown's Christmas special every year. It brings back great childhood memories, and I love making memories watching it with my son. :)
    Merry Christmas!
    Kellie
    kellieps3@windstream.net

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  26. What a wonderful offer. I love looking at the things you have sewn. Me, I can't sew a straight line to save my life! LOL! My one favorite carol is Silent Night, but there is a relatively new song in our area named Christmas Eve in Washington that a local woman wrote and recorded. It's quite lovely.

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  27. I would love to be entered in your drawing. :) My favorite Christmas hymn to sing in church is "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." I find it so uplifting each time I sing it that it brings tears to my eyes. As for Christmas recordings, my all time favorite is Bing Crosby's recording of "Do You Hear What I Hear", which is hard to find on CD... I was grateful to download it from iTunes. Nobody sings like Bing.

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  28. What a great holiday giveaway! My favorite Christmas song is White Christmas by Bing Crosby; it also happens to be one of my favorite Christmas movies. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays!

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  29. I love "Carol of the Bells" and just about any other Christmas music have 300 songs on the MP3 so there is Christmas music playing all the time.
    "Happy Holidays" to all

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  30. I would love to be entered in your drawing. My favorite shows would be the original Miracle on 34th street and It's A Wonderful World. Every year I love listening to Reba McEntire's Secret of Giving with Mary Did you Know being my favorite of those.

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  31. I would love to enter your draw. My favourite Christmas carol is What Child is This. My email is attached to my blog profile.

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  32. What a wonderful giveaway please may I be entered. My all time favourite carol is Silent Night, I remember singing it as a child and it's the one I always remember the words to

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  33. Thanks for the offer to enter. My favorite Christmas movie is the original Miracle on 34th Street. I always believe in Santa - or his spirit - after seeing it.
    "I'll be home for Christmas" always makes me cry, no matter who sings it.

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  34. There are so many beautiful Christmas songs that it's hard to choose only one. "The Littlest Angel" has to be my favorite. It makes me teary-eyed just thinking about it.
    My favorite Christmas special is "Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey". I finally found it on DVD last year. So sweet.

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  35. These are all lovely. My favourite Christmas carol is "Oh Holy Night".

    Shelley

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  36. My favourite Christmas carol is Away in a Manger as that is the first one I ever learned in infant school.
    I'd love to be entered in the drawing.
    Thank you,
    Margaret

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  37. I would love to go into the drawing, please :) As for fave Christmas songs that's easy for me - it's "Snoopy's Christmas" ... it's a must-play for the first Christmas song of the year in my little flat - it always gets my feet tapping and starts me off singing at full voice, then I settle in for more traditional Christmas carols for the rest of the morning :P

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  38. I would love, love, love to own something made by you! My favorite Christmas Carol has to be O Holy Night.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Barb
    omashee at msn dot com

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  39. I would love tio own these beauties. My favorite Christmas movie is "A Christmas Story." I've seen it several times, own the CD, and still laugh out loud at some of the scenes. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

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  40. I'd love a chance to win those sweet gifts! My favorite carol is Lo How a Rose, and as for my favorite story? I loved reading Polar Express to the kids when they were little, and we all love to watch "Christmas Story" every year. So I suppose it's a tie!
    eliese58 at yahoo dot com

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  41. Hey Belinda, I totally love everything you do, as always and don't believe I should enter this contest but couldn't resist. My favorite Christmas song is Don't Save it all for Chritmas by Celine Dion (which of course)I am listening to right now. I love the movie "Elf" and brings smiles to my face thinking of it. Have a safe and happy holiday and hope to see you soon.

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  42. My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night sung by Celine Dion, and I loved the movie special, Christmas at Canaan.
    Thanks for the chance!
    Marilyn
    Murf_2@ameritech.net

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  43. To me no song means more at Christmas time than "O Holy Night." I get teary eyed each time I hear it sung.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and thanks for the chance!

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  44. Hello all - the giveaway has officially ended. I will posting the recipient momentarily. Thank you all for your entries...and for reading and following my blog...I am also happy to read I have inspired some of you...

    Belinda

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