Gift #29: PATTERN GIVEAWAY!

Pattern Giveaway!!

Comments are now closed! I’ll pick the winner and post here on Saturday, March 23rd – WHEEEE!

This is it. The last one! The final gift. (Except that I still owe two. More on that in a minute.) When I first started this challenge, I knew I wanted to do a giveaway. I’ve done stuff with / for other internet-based friends, how could I not do the same for my readers?

Except the thing is … the only thing I really have to giveaway at the moment is my patterns! I hope one day I will have something more exciting, but I hope you don’t too much in the meantime. :)

So I will give away TWO PATTERNS to one randomly-drawn awesome winner, and the reason it’s TWO PATTERNS is because if you are a knitter you can pick TWO KNITTING PATTERNS and if you are a stitcher you can pick TWO EMBROIDERY PATTERNS but if you are, like me, both, you can pick ONE KNITTING PATTERN AND ONE EMBROIDERY PATTERN. I will email or send via Ravelry, or send by carrier pigeon, or get to you in any other manner you like!

More on how to enter in a minute, here’s the final rundown of my 29 Gifts challenge:

(If you’re unnaturally observant, you might notice a missed #23 – I swear I didn’t skip it, I just appear to have mis-numbered or mis-listed somehow.)

GIft #24: This is one of the ones I still owe. Someone I wanted to gift with something is away right now and I didn’t want to skip her just because she was busy doing something else. It didn’t seem fair. So I put #24 on hold until she returns.

Gift #25: I bought my Dad a new album I thought he’d like.

Gift #26: Lottery scratch cards for the whole family! No one won, sadly.

Gift #27: Big obscene Compost Cookies for my brother. Nom.

Gift #28: …. Um …. Ok, I admit it: I totally forgot! I got all distracted by something I’m working on, and I think I thought I already had it sorted. Except I didn’t. So I still have another gift to give today. I’m not sure exactly what, but I expect it’ll be a small family-based treat just to say thanks and stuff.

And Gift #29 is you guys! I hope you enter and take a chance to win! Especially if you’re normally a silent reader – I see my blog stats and reader subscriptions and I know there must be people out there I’ve never heard from!

So just leave me a comment before midnight (UK time) next Wednesday, 20th of March 2013, and tell me about a gift you gave recently. Or, even better, go out and give one and then come tell me about it! Don’t forget it doesn’t have to have been a formal, wrapped gift to celebrate an event. Just something nice you did for someone recently!!!

Thanks for entering!

20 Comments on Gift #29: PATTERN GIVEAWAY!

  1. Courtney
    March 11, 2013 at 14:27 (4 years ago)

    Ooh, me, ooh, me! I do historical recreation and I just made calligraphy letters of sponsorship for a friend to give to her champions. So they were double-gifts. Gift Inception!

  2. dispack
    March 11, 2013 at 14:46 (4 years ago)

    I gave my friend a piece of chocolate cake, yesterday right during church, she was so shocked! especially since she had just said she wanted some chocolate cake! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win. I love embroidery.

  3. Kristin
    March 11, 2013 at 15:29 (4 years ago)

    Well, I technically haven’t given this one yet. But we just found out last week that my brother and sister-in-law are expecting! I can’t wait to be an aunt. I’ve just started knitting the first sweater I’ve ever made, for my future nephew or niece. :) So I’m going to be giving that to the parents-to-be as soon as it’s finished.

  4. Vanessa
    March 11, 2013 at 17:59 (4 years ago)

    My husband was away on a business trip for a week and just got home Friday evening. While he was gone I wanted to surprise him with our bedroom being repainted and window treatments redone – fresh and clean – he loved it. I also embroidered on stock card paper a card for him that said I love You ! with a cloud around the words!
    Gifted an infinity scarf that I made to a co worker
    Gifted hand knit socks to my daughter

  5. Karen
    March 11, 2013 at 18:29 (4 years ago)

    I gave you a gift :) even though it is back at my house waiting to be cut up!!! And then there was Mother’s Day – does that gift count? And I gave the gift of my shoulder to cry on to a very stressed out friend at the weekend. How am I doing? Do I win yet?!! xxx

  6. Caroline
    March 11, 2013 at 22:43 (4 years ago)

    I’ve done a care package for a friend/colleague who is going through a very stressful and exhausting time at the moment… Her mother is undergoing treatment for cancer, and my friend seems to be the main source of support and care – in addition to having an exam to study for! So it seemed only fair that she get something to show someone’s caring for her, too :)

  7. Shawn
    March 11, 2013 at 23:12 (4 years ago)

    I gave the gift of some free time to my daughter by babysitting my 2 year old grandaughter while she was able to go bowling with friends. I think she enjoyed it very much as she does not get a break very often being a single mom. I would love it so much to win the patterns, they are all awesome. Thank you for the chance at winning. Take care!!!

  8. anne
    March 12, 2013 at 03:05 (4 years ago)

    I just wrapped up a gift for my sister (her birthday is in 2 weeks and it has to ship across Canada) and a few days ago I gave one of the managers in my department an origami rabbit to celebrate Easter.

  9. Amy in UK
    March 12, 2013 at 12:59 (4 years ago)

    In 2013 I have held 3 giveaway on my blog. I love the on-line community! Everyone is so generous with their ideas and good and patterns – and you too!!

  10. Alyce
    March 12, 2013 at 20:48 (4 years ago)

    The nicest thing I have done recently is make a Noam Chomsky cross stitch for a friend of mine to cheer him up (he is a massive Noam fan). It’s currently being framed and I cannot wait to see his reaction when he gets it!!

  11. Christine
    March 12, 2013 at 21:18 (4 years ago)

    I love your embroidery patterns! Last week a mum I met recently on the school run told me she had the oddest dream about me, where I was haggling over a £5 note with her. Apparently I wouldn’t give it up, horrid cheapskate! I assured her the ‘real’ me isn’t anything like the bad-dream me. When I got home, I found a £5 play money note from my daughter’s toy market, wrote on the back, ‘Sleep well tonight!’ and gave this little gift to my friend at school pick up. Made her giggle and sleep better! – from Christine (a fellow Western Pennsylvanian now living in Surrey)

  12. Linda
    March 12, 2013 at 22:35 (4 years ago)

    Thank you for doing this! I recently gave a scrable tile/resin pendant to a friend, and I’m currently making a small table and a keepsake box for another. And I embroidered a canvas bag for someone, too! :)

  13. Gayle
    March 13, 2013 at 02:23 (4 years ago)

    My MIL learned she has colon cancer. I went to visit her and could tell she was feeling down so I made her come home with me. I made dinner and she got to enjoy both her grandchildren plus my daughter’s boyfriend, his mom, and his siblings! At least, for a little while, she was able to forget her problems.

  14. Joanna
    March 13, 2013 at 09:07 (4 years ago)

    What a gorgeous giveaway! This afternoon I am going out to buy some lovely pottery from Eskimo Blue in Leicester. The lovely lady who runs Eskimo Blue is opening especially for me to go and choose some lovely pieces for my Mum’s birthday next weekend. Isn’t that awesome! :-)

  15. jessica
    March 14, 2013 at 12:48 (4 years ago)

    I’ve been on a sending people cards kick lately. My BFF in Philly should be getting one any day now!

  16. Sharon
    March 14, 2013 at 15:26 (4 years ago)

    found a mummy shaped pencil tin while thrifting and gave it to my nephew he was totally excited about it and at 14 that is hard to do. I’d love to be the lucky one to win 2 of your patterns

  17. Sherry
    March 14, 2013 at 22:23 (4 years ago)

    I have my sister a hand embroidered pin cushion that sits beside her chair for doing her needlework. I also just purchased the prettiest little dress for my grandaughter, she is turning 10. I am also sending her my complete set of Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I thought it was time to pass them on.

  18. Patricia
    March 15, 2013 at 13:41 (4 years ago)

    I love creating special handmade gifts for my children and grandchildren. I hope they know that each stitch was sewn with love.

  19. Emily
    March 17, 2013 at 02:01 (4 years ago)

    I sent boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies to a friend who is away in the military.

  20. Kate
    March 19, 2013 at 09:05 (4 years ago)

    Hi Julie. I gave my fabulous friend a set of Chaiogoo interchangeable needles. She often stays with me and pays for everything. When she said she wanted to get some but didn’t have time to get to the shop, I saw my opportunity. Of course, as she is so generous, she gave me money for them. I hid the money she gave me in her luggage – you just can’t give some people presents!! :)