Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas pot holder giveaway!

I had intended to respond individually to all the lovely and generous comments and emails I received in response to my nest post on the weekend. But by the time we had finished planting two kilometers of potatoes by hand, celebrating a family birthday, checking out so many of the wonderful my place and yours collections and all the fun and games that comes with living in a house of five, there was no more weekend.

So just to let you know how much I appreciate all your comments and emails and how much your honesty and empathy helped me in a tough time, I am going to hold a giveaway. Yay!

This is how it's going to work;

I am going to crochet up two very lovely and Christmassy potholders from patterns that the wonderful Laurel from Miss Muggins sent me and then two more that I have since found and they are going to be the prizes.

Two People will win two Christmassy potholders each.

Next Monday I will draw two winners from the names of everyone who commented or emailed me on my nest post (if you still have something to say over there, please do), everyone who comments on this post and just because I appreciate each and everyone who reads these words, if you follow my blog leave an extra comment and you will get an extra entry.

In theory one person could have three entries.

So thank you, thank you, thank you and let the crochet fun begin!

And a gigantic HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the lovely Cathie! I wish that the year ahead of you is as sweet and delicious as the cupcakes at your picnic today. XX

41 comments:

  1. Those are lovely and I'm glad to hear you are feeling a bit better :) Your posts are lovely and I really enjoyed the My Place and Yours Theme as well!

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  2. Oh I've always admired your pot holders! I'd love to win one!

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  3. oh wow what a WONDERFUL giveaway Kate your potholders are stunning!!

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  4. Now this sounds like a fantastic excuse to do more crochet! I'm glad things are busy better.

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  5. PS. I follow ;-) I would really like to win one of your potholders, so I'm getting as many entries as possible!!

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  6. Yay, a Kate giveaway, and crochet, no less. Nice! Love reading your words and being part of your bloggy life!

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  7. So happy your once again feeling happy Kate!! Your potholders are so gorgeous I would love to win one too. I have been attempting to try crochet lately, must get some tips off you one day!

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  8. Hi and glad you're feeling better..gorgeous give away...would love to win one...stunning would fit fabulously in my red and pale blue Kitchen diner...finger crossed lol

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  9. Those pot holders are gorgeous! Please count me in, I'd love to win (I'm a poet & I don't know it!) X

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  10. Aren't you just gorgeous!! I would love to win one of your beautiful potholders, ( and I do follow you) hope all is well you deserve all the nice comments.

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  11. What a gorgoeus giveaway Kate!!! I love your potholders so will definitely be heading back to have a read through your nest post..

    Take Care
    Jodie :)

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  12. I love your potholders Kate, what a absolutely wonderful prize!! So me, me, me wants to enter. And I follow you too - is that another entry :-)
    Maria

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  13. gorgeous pot holders.
    we have just dug up all our potatoes and they are now safely stored away - but we didn't have anywhere near the amount you have - 2kms!!!
    wow
    l
    x

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  14. Hey Kate, what a lovely giveaway! Count me in baby, I could do with some potholders in my life. Especially ones as beautiful as yours xo

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  15. Oh i know what you mean about the weekend! madness! but you celebrate it by doing a give away - good for you!
    X

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  16. Love the potholder! and love your work!! ^^

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  17. Oh what a lovely giveaway: the potholder looks so cute!!!

    Becky
    artemisies@gmail.com

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  18. What a very generous giveaway! How very kind of you! I had a look at the patterns online from you pot holders in previous posts and was so lost, so I think you are very clever!

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  19. Gadzooks ... hand planting, crocheting, blogging and so very much more ... what a fabulous woman you are ... you're the BEST ;)xo

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  20. love these potholders! we don't really have them in the uk - do you actually use them or are they just for show??!!
    i will have to make myself one
    gill

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  21. Oh what a lovely giveaway - I would love to be with a chance! x

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  22. I already commented on your nest post, but I'm commenting here again to get an extra entry!!! I'd love to win one of your lovely potholders. (and I already follow your blog!) Thanks Kate.

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  23. I didn't comment on your nest post, but I had read it, and thought about it often since...

    Love your Christmas potholders! I would use them all year, like my Christmas oven mitts!

    I am already a follower with your blog on my sidebar :)

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  24. I think you know how much I love your crochet and how much I'd love to win some :)

    I read your 'nest' post too. I can't comment yet because my mind continues to dance around in circles taking lots of tangents here and there as I try to process and file my thoughts on the issues and themes that you raised. My thoughts will fall into place one day and when they do you'll be the first person I share them with... but don't hold your breath or anything - I can be a very slow thinker.

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  25. oh these are so very fine - i would love to win!
    courtney
    xo

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  26. Christmas coming early or what?! You are sorely tempting me away from the granny squares, but I'm going to try the positive thinkery approach! Oh and I'm following you around the place as well...

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  27. Ooh pick me, pick me!!
    I'd love to win Kate - thanks for sharing your lovely potholders with us non-knitty/crochet types.
    I have you on Bloglines as well, so a follower in a non-following way.

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  28. Oh I love these!!! Have I entered yet? I don't know if I'm coming or going these days ;) I would love love love to enter this giveaway please Kate :) Kx

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  29. how lovely. I wish I had that crocheting talent I can barely master crocheting the simplest of things. I hope I win.

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  30. Oh hooray for lovely Christmasey pot holders! I'm yet to even master the art of granny squares so I'm very impressed! :)

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  31. Hello. I have commented on your very special nest post, and am following too.
    x

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  32. These are so gorgeous Kate. Love.

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  33. What beautiful potholders. What a great giveaway.

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  34. Wow! You have been one busy lady. I would love to enter your giveaway if it's open to US residents. Thank you! :)

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. I'm following your blog. :)

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. please enter me, i'd love to win! Great to meet you again too the other day, hope we catch up again.

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  37. I would love the chance to win one of your Christmas pot holders please count me in. Thanks again.:)

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  38. I'd love to win one of your potholders. They are awesome awesome.

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Kate XX

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