Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Halloween Giveaway!

**Please note that this giveaway ended last Friday, July 30th. It was inadvertantly posted on someone else's blog that it ends Aug 7th. I'm sorry for any inconvenience, but the winner were posted here. Thanks to everyone who entered!**

My friend Cyndy (yes, I know several Cindy's) has started her own pattern company called Prim-Point Designs! Cyndy excels in embroidery, applique and wool applique, and her specialty is color crayon embroidery. Please have a look at her blog and website to see all the wonderful designs she has created! I'm so excited about this - and so is Cyndy. She sent me two of her new pattern releases to give away to you! I'll be giving each pattern away separately.

First is this darling framed stitchery called Behold. Included in the giveaway, is the entire kit to make the stichery (all except the frame), which I put together from my own stash!

The second pattern is called "The Frost is on the Pumpkin". The finished quilt measures 47 x 40 and features Cyndy's crayon embroidery. Now if you've never done this, don't be afraid! I was when I first tried it, but found it to be so easy and so much fun! I'm going to make this one even easier for the lucky winner! The Winner will receive the pattern, all of the floss to make the embroidery....and...a collector's Crayola Crayon tin which includes more than enough crayons to use in the pattern!

Here are the rules:

1) Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite part of Halloween is.

2) If you also post about the giveaway on your blog and link back to this I will give you a second chance to win.

**Important: If you comment anonymously I have no way of contacting you if you win, so please provide an email address in your comment. Thanks!

I will count all comments until Friday at 6:00 PM and announce the winner on Saturday morning! Remember --- it's not too early to get started on a fun, Halloween project!


onlymehere said...

This is such a fun give-away! I've wanted to try the crayons too. I'm heading over right now to check out her blog!

esquiltingpassion said...

My favorite part of Halloween is taking my grandson out. What a great give away. I have done some crayon embroidery and enjoyed it.

hadacres said...

Watching Grandpa follow our grandson down the street, you see we have to come to town for trick or treating. No one comes to us in the country.

Fiesta said...

Candace, these patterns look great! Thank you for the chance to win. I love fall colors so decorating is the best part of Halloween for me.

SoozeM said...

Oooh what an awesome prize!! My favorite Halloween is scary night at my sons Scouts group, the leaders especially go all out to the point where you can hardly recognize them, very cool!!

Michelle said...

What fun this will be. I will have to look at her site when I get back from work!

Favorite part of Halloween? All the different pumpkins that you can decorate with and then the smell of burning pumkins on Halloween night with all the kids enjoying trick or treating so much. The pure joy in their eyes is priceless. Unfortunately, where we live, we do not get as many trick or treaters as I would like...and we live in a neighborhood! I enjoy the ones I get and they get lots of candy!


Quiliting in Mequon said...

My favorite part of Halloween is... When my children wer little they would play in a pile of leaves, picking out their pumpkins at a pumokin patch... And the looks on their faces... Now, I love to watch the children in our neighbor hood and see what they are dressed like...:)
I never did crayon embroidery.. Would love to give it a try... :)

Marie said...

What a fun giveaway those patterns are really cool. Ilove fall and all it represents especially the brillance of color in the leaves and trees.We love to see the kids all decked out in their cute little outfits and to see their parents not to far behind. I would love to try the crayon embroidery work, it is so neat. Hve a great day and I tried to link this from my blog. Hugs, Marie

Maryjo said...

I love the smell of autumn, the colors of fall and the memories of trick or treating with our children. We were able to walk all over town because at that time we knew everyone..what a special holiday it is! Love the giveaways...hope I win!

PEGGY said...

Oh my, what do I like about Halloween? The decorating of course! I have some of the nicest runners and table things and even some fun things that the kids made when they were small like bats for the fridge and witches flying on brooms.
I'd love to win your contest...either project would be perfect for me since I'm in love with embroidery and would LOVE to try the crayon style...
Peggy in NJ

bingo~bonnie said...

before children, we use to love dressing up and handing out candy from our front porch... but after the kids came along we stopped dressing up... we were too scary for the kids and even the masks they didn't like. Oldest is 6 and twins are now 3 so maybe they will get better and understand... so we can one day dress up too ;) Now that Nora is in school - we go to their festival every year on Halloween night :) lots of family fun!

love the kit you have made up to go with the pattern... and your pumpkin header quilt is soooo beautiful! ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

bingo~bonnie said...

ps - mind if I share your giveaway post link over on the HGTV Quilter's message board??? I keep a thread topic going each month just for sharing links and show-n-tell photos for redwork & embroidery. ;) I know my friends would love to enter!

the link to the board -


Sharon said...

I won last time so don't include me, but I LOVE hallow'een quilts. I've got so many, from a huge scrappy to small table toppers to a scarecrow applique for my front door. Her site is very cute!

Anonymous said...

My favorite part of Halloween is all the pumpkins. Just something about them - all the sizes, shapes, and colors.
Please include me in the giveaway.
Thank you.


Carol said...

I love decorating both my house and hair salon with Halloween fun! Oh, and eating an incredible amount of candy!

kimland said...

Fun giveaway! My favorite part of Halloween is coming up with and implementing the ideas for the kids costumes, there were some show stoppers over the years and now a new generation is starting!

Pam in Texas said...

Wow! Great giveaway! My favorite part about Halloween is all of the cute costumes! Each year my granddaughter and I find a really great one. Some of them I have made and some of them I have purchased...whatever she is in the mood for each year!

Conni said...

I'm not a true Halloween fan, but I love fall/harvest time with all of the pumpkins and colors and such that go with it. The patterns are adorable, especially "The Frost is on the Pumpkin". I learned of your giveaway from Peggy, and I've been reading your blog for more than a year!

Tudy said...

I love the season because it is usually cooler, but I hate what comes after it here in Ohio. I like to watch the kids go trick ot treating too.

Wendy said...

My favorite part about Halloween is everything. I love the movies, the smell of fireplace smoke in the chilly October air, spooky decorations, stories, children trick-or-treating, picking out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, Halloween quilts and wall hangings, shopping for Halloween decorations and enjoying the holiday with my family. My e-mail is nugentfamily@cox.net or wendy.l.nugent@gmail.com. Thanks!

AnnieO said...

Halloween is very fun in our neighborhood. My favorite part is giving out the candy to the neighbor kids and getting to see them year after year getting bigger and more adventurous with their costumes!

Anonymous said...

Hey Candace...I'm checking blogs late this evening as I was out with hubby and son #2 hiking today. While on the hike I spotted a few trees with leaves ALREADY turning that gorgeous orange color of Autumn...it is only July! Anyway....when I spotted that I quickly told hubby we had to go back and hike again in the Fall just to see the beauty. I don't know that I have a favorite part of Halloween besides the fact we still get that bowl candy in the house. :-)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful giveaway!!!
My favorite part of Halloween is planning my grandkiddos costumes with them, to see their little faces when I have finished the sewing and then to see them head out the door with Big Papa as they walk down the street to find goodies at the neighbors. ( And it is cooler!!!)

Cindy said...

That's an easy question for me, Candace. My favorite part of Halloween is making costumes. I love to make "one of a kind" things and Halloween costumes fall into that category. Oh, how I love to make them - and having two grandkids to sew for gives me such joy.

Jackie said...

My favorite part of Halloween is without fail seeing all the kids dressed up. They're always so cute!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Either one of these prizes would be so fun to win Candace!
My favorite part of Halloween is to see the young children in their costumes.

Lisa said...

What I like about Halloween is... pumpkins! I really enjoy the artful carving to make them into jack-o-lanterns with faces, leaves, cats and so on. What great fun!

Lisa said...

I posted about this generous giveaway on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

pinsandgiggles said...

Seeing all the little children in their costumes and my little grandson practicing his joke to tell as his trick to get his treats for Halloween....it all brings back so many wonderful memories of my children and childhood!


Mimi said...

I love seeing the kids dressed in costume and giving them treats. Thanks for a great giveaway and count me in!!

Katrina said...

I love the decorations and the baked goods!

Money Saving Maine-iac said...

Our favorite part of Halloween is the balmy weather and being sure to wish our neighbors a happy anniversary. (Who gets married on Halloween?!)

Sandy, Quilt guild president said...

I love the costumes the kids wear even when my kids were little. They are fancier now.
Enjoyed the apron- have fun cooking!

Kim said...

I love seeing what costumes the kids come up with on their own.......then watching them out trick or treating.

Thanks so much for a chance to win.
Happy Sewing

Marcia said...

My favorite part of Halloween is that my birthday is right before it... so my birthday cakes were always "halloweeney". Now, for Halloween I howl to "scare" the little ones who come by the house on a hay wagon. Then they mimic me and have a great time. Sometimes it's the small things that are such fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

debbie said...

I love everything about halloween. I love decorating, carving pumpkins, making costumes and passing out candy.

Wendy said...

I love everything about Halloween, the colours, pumpkins and the decorating, it's my favorite time of year. Thanks for a chance to win a awesome giveaway and Thanks to Cindy as well.

Shakerwood said...

That's an easy one. 4 of my 5 (including son-in-law) kids have their birthday in the fall. We have one large birthday party for all of them called the Fall Birthday Bash with loads of food and decorations. Not exactly Halloween but my youngest is 21 this year and I don't have grandchildren yet. We live out in the country so no trick or treaters, either.

Stephanie D. said...

OMIGOSH, this is right up my alley!!!!

The best part of Halloween is Halloween night after I've got my yard all done up. The kids and their parents love it and I love coming up with different themes and seeing if they can identify it!

Second best part of Halloween is all the classic scary movies showing on the channels.

I LOVE Halloween and would just love to win your giveaway!

And whether I do or not, it's very generous of you and mucho fun!

Valerie said...

Awesome blog! I am going to add it to my Reader! Thanks for the give away! My fave part of Halloween is seeing all the cute little ones come to the door!

Stephanie D. said...

Okay, I've posted about your giveaway here: http://scrapsbystephanie.blogspot.com/2010/07/insert-giveaway-into-blog-silence.html

Two chances to win!

Carol said...

I love Autumn, it's finally cooler, I love the Fall colors. Getting out my Fall quilts and maybe making a new one. Passing out candy to the kids and sneaking a couple for myself. Being able to have the door open getting fresh air. I love stitchery, a fun little pumpkin stitchery design would be great to start on now to be done by Fall.

pixie13 said...

I love seeing all of the clever costumes people come up with. I also love seeing how much my daughter enjys Halloween.


teresamnj said...

I just found your blog today, and love it! What a great giveaway. Love the patterns, and love Halloween, which is my favorite holiday to decorate for, so decorating is my favorite part of Halloween!

teresamnj said...

Blogged about your Halloween giveaway, and linked back to you!

Wendy said...

Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate for. I guess that is what I like best about it (and of course the candy!!)

kathyalden said...

My favorite part of Halloween is watching the faces of all the little kids, they are so cute. Thanks.

Barb said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I love chocolate.....love the candy bars...we as children would always hide out candy bars from our mother, while we were at school she would eat some of them...

Barb said...

I will post, just look on my left sidebar

QuiltSue said...

My favourite part of Halloween? The colours, the children's faces when they come trick or treating, the smell of autumn, the way the outside of many houses are decorated in the US, but sadly not here in the UK. I could go on, I just love everything about it.
I came here from Barb who put this on her sidebar.

Sandy said...

Bright pumpkins glowing, and the smell of cinnamon sprinkled inside, homemade popcorn balls and caramel apples....and since my children are grown, I now make quilts for my daughter who loves everything about Halloween. My present work is Baltimore Halloween, still 5 blocks to go! Yikes, it is already August, Sandy

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

Making my kids costumes is my favorite part of Halloween. They're still little, so they still love dressing up matchie with each other :)

Judy C said...

wow love these patterns. halloween is my favorite holiday with Christmas a close second. I love seeing my granddaughters come in with their little costumes on. I love the smell in the air in the fall. I just love everything about Halloween.

Karen said...

Oh I missed but I have to say, aren't you generous! and I have no idea what color crayon embroidery is. I'm going to have to go check that out!

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