Friday, July 18, 2008

It's a cash giveaway!!!!

In one of my first post my sister Jane told me about a contest. Make a craft...write up a pattern for it...send in a sample as many as you like and see if you are a winner. Well~~~~~I had a couple of things already made that were wool applique but I had one last day left and decided to hurry and do a needle punch pinkeep. I waited and waited and never heard and then out of the blue one day when I was home a DSL driver comes to the door and leaves a pkg...it had two of my three entries returned...sorry you didn't win...mmmhh wonder what happened to the hurried pinkeep.
A few weeks later I get a call on my cell phone...guess what I won 5th place and $250 and I couldn't have been more surprised. It is definetely not one of my better pieces but I guess needle punch was an unusual entry. It will be published in Country Woman magazine in the fall and to boot I get a free magazine.

So seeing how it's Friday and I just love Friday...my favorite TV show comes on, we usually have mexican food and we are keeping Sloan overnight...I thought I would give each of you that stop by my blog in the next few days an opportunity to win some of my prize money. So if you will just leave a little note on this post you will have the chance to win....

A $50.00 money order...that way you can spend it however you like.

If you don't have a blog just leave your email so I can get back with you just in case your the winner.

I will announce the winner on next Friday July 25th.

Happy Trails to You....Ginger

23 comments:

primitivebettys said...

Ginger... you are too silly! Yes, it would be nice to win cash.... but it would be nicer just to see your delightful pinkeep & the magazine article. WTG girlfriend! You are one super talented chickie! Now.... I'm off to dye some floss. Would you believe... I have been dreaming (yes, really!) about dyeing floss since I read that post the other day?!?! Now who is silly????

Many smiles your way!

Betty

rachel said...

Please count me in! I could so very much use 50 bucks. What an awesome giveaway!Hope to win. Cheers!

Pam said...

Oh Ginger, you are so generous. I would settle for your angel patterns---Trying to get a few things done this next week, as we will be away for a week, but then when we get back, I'm going to do a little more floss dyeing..did that same thing that you did when Walmart stopped selling it. Don't have as much as you told me you have!!!
Many blessings to you and your family-
Pam ~ ihook2

simple~needs said...

hey, this is great!! sign me up!!
congrats on winning the moolah!!
you are officially the
"punch needle diva" ;)
i can't wait to see the pinkeep in country woman.
i wish i could do needle punch!!
i love the punch goodies i have seen .

Pat said...

Congrats on your fifth place win. Bet it was cute. You are very generous!!!

Anonymous said...

I love all your needle punch pieces that you have shown. I'm surprised that you would only receive 5th place! Thanks for sharing your prize and sharing your life on your blog. I love reading it.
Diane Gill
Wilmington, NC

Gayle said...

Wow Ginger - Congratulations on your publication - that's awesome! We can say "I knew her before she was famous!" LOL Please enter me in your drawing.
Gayle in UT
dyeing2hook@msn.com

lindagerig said...

just found your blog. so many out there to see and read. Linda Gerig

Nancy said...

I just found you through a link from Pat Sloan's yahoo group. I can't wait to dye some of my garish floss....

Of course, if I had the cash I could buy more garish floss and have more fun with dye.

paula said...

Wow Ginger that is totally awesome...congratulations. I will have to find that magazine. I have loved everyone of your punchneedle creations!! This is well deserved.

Donna said...

Way to go!!!!! I was reading about primming up floss (great post!), and had to keep on reading more! Please put my name in the hat for your generous giveaway. I use for more stash!

woolyredrug said...

Congrats Ginger on your win!
Tho' all of your creations are defintely winners!

Wooly hugs ~ Laurie

Terri said...

That is great to win a contest! Your needlepunch work always gets my attention!
Terri
thistlehouseprimitives.blogspot.com

Liz said...

It is very generous to share your win. Since I can't say no to cash.LOL ..put my name in the hat please :-)
Liz S.

Kathleen said...

Ginger - Your work is wonderfully creative and beautifully done, so even something you don't think was "one of your best" is bound to be dandy. I look forward to seeing what the magazine chose. I am very lucky to have some of the neat things you've crafted.

Thank you for your blog and your generous spirit! Enjoy that grandbaby . . .

Anonymous said...

i just discovered your blog today. thank you for all the punchneedle tips and help. i will be passing your blog address onto several punching friends. and of course thanks for the give away, but much more for all your generous sharing of time & talents.

patti........natureanimalsart@yahoo.com

Tina McFadden said...

Good Morning Ginger,
I would love to be considered for the give-a-way! I just came across your blog....it is wonderful and very informative! I just book marked it!!
Thanks, Tina

Susan said...

Ginger, Just stopeed by to see how you unwind floss and was caugth up in all your wonderful information. Can't wait to see you prize winner in CW mag. Congrats! I will definitely bookmark your blog and stop by often. Put my name in the hat! Who can't use the extra moola. Thanks so much!
Susan

Prairie Primitives Folkart said...

hi ginger, great blog! love allll the pictures and step-by-step directions! please enter me in your drawing -- my rent is due in about a week and every little bit helps. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Ginger, just read your blog, so had to respond about the cash give away. But what really got my attention was how to separate floss. That was a true inspiration. I can't wait to get a swivel hook and start working on my floss. And your dyeing technique for floss. Never in a million years would I have thought of tan dye making that big a difference in the color. Thanks for sharing with all of us.Oh, and thanks for the music!! I could sit and listen to your selections all day.
Kathie Condon-B'ham, AL
kcondon1949@charter.net

bp45141 said...

Hi Ginger,
I love the way you seperate the floss. I will have to try that. I have been throwing the whole skein over the banister and letting it hang down as I pull out each thread. Your way sounds easier. Now where is my husband's fishing stuff. lol. Thanks for posting the hint on Yahoo Groups.
Congradulations on getting your pattern published. Can't wait to see it.
Bonnie
bp45141@alltel.net

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the great time saving tips for punching. I really enjoyed reading your blog and would like to congratulate you on your winning, cant wait to see your entry in the mag!
Deb handcrafts13@hotmail.com

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Congratulations! Country Woman is one of my favorite magazines. I can hardly wait to see your work showcased. What a honor! So happy for you.

Blessings,
Lea