Wednesday, September 10, 2008

giveaway thank you...

For me, summer is the perfect season for quick and easy knitting.

Last summer I knit a zillion dishcloths; this year in addition to some dishcloths, I've been knitting up wool mug cozies. I came up with a design using a mock cable stitch from Barbara Abbey's "The Complete Book of Knitting"...

...aaaand as a small thanks to all of you who come by and offer your kindness and support, I would like to give some away. I will be offering one a week for the next three weeks. Also, as a gift to all, I will be posting the instructions for the mock cable cozy pictured.

If you would like a chance on the one above, just leave a comment on this post to that effect. I will leave comments open until Saturday morning and will announce a winner on Sunday. I will also try to have the instructions ready to post at that time.

{If you really want a mug cozy right away, feel free to check out the ones I've added to the shop.}

Thanks everyone, and good luck!

94 comments:

  1. Nanette8:19 PM

    Deb,
    Just discovered your blog and am loving all of your posts.
    What a talented woman you are!!
    I would love to have one of your mug cozies. :O)

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  2. That mug cozy is so sweet!!

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  3. I'm in awe of the beautiful items you create! Lovely site, and I'd love to receive an adorable mug cozie. Thank you for the chance. Perhaps someday I'll try knitting as well. :-)

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  4. Everything in your blog is eye candy! I too would love to have a mug cozy. Pls enter me in drawing. thank you!

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  5. what a great blog and I love the mug cozy!!!!!!

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  6. The cozy is so adorable! I just love your blog. I've been reading it for over a year now, I can't wait to read your new posts.
    Thanks!
    Robin

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  7. That is so lovely and sweet. I would love to win this and I can't wait for the pattern.

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  8. i love the cozy! and your washcloth patterns remains my favorite!

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  9. How great! I've been meaning to make one but it would be great to win one!!

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  10. I can't wait for the pattern, but would welcome one of my very own. I really enjoy your blog.

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  11. Wow - that is the best thing I've ever seen! What a great idea. Would love to dress up my fave mug:)

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  12. Would love a mug cozy! Keep up the inspirational work! JGYG x

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  13. Anonymous12:42 AM

    Hi Deb, just dropped by to say congratulations the mug cosy is lovely, looking forward to trying out your pattern, but one knitted by you would be a treat,so thankyou for the chance to win.
    Claire

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  14. What an adorable item!!! I would love a chance to win it. I just came across your blog, and it's great. Hope to visit again soon.

    Michelle

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  15. That's just gorgeous. My cup often get's cold if I get distracted, so put me down for the draw.

    Hannah

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  16. Great mug cozy! Thanks for doing this. Your work is great!:)

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  17. If you're happy to send to the UK, I would love to be entered for your giveaway. x

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  18. Chris5:18 AM

    As I sip my coffee *without a cozy*
    I want to thank you for all your
    inspiration. Looking for something to inspire me at 6:15 AM
    I found it with your coffee cozy
    and instructions to come..
    Thank you.

    And yes, I would love a cozy.

    Chris

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  19. What a cute idea and so pretty! You really are one multi talented woman!

    Manuela

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  20. Love your blog and LOVE that mug cozy! I've been reading for a while now and really enjoy visiting. You are soooo talented! Please enter my name in your give-away.
    Linda
    diamondk410@texasbb.com

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  21. Ooohhhh, cute! I was a timid knitter last year, but your instructions for the dishcloth were so easy to follow that I made and gave away tons of them for Christmas. I can't wait to try your new instructions! And I would love to be entered to win a cozy made by you! Thank you for your thoughtfulness!

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  22. Deb,
    I've been following your blog for about a month now and it helped inspire me to start one of my own. Your mug cozy is beautiful, but then again so are all your projects! Thanks for the inspiration...

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  23. How sweet. I noticed Anne Morrows'Gift From The Sea.I truly enjoyed this book.Living in New England one can always use a coffee cozy,Temp dropped to low40's last night I'm waiting for indian summer.

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  24. I always love seeing that you have a new post up for all of us to enjoy -

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  25. I love the mug cozies.

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  26. I am so glad I checked out your blog today. Yes, please enter my name for a chance to win. I've made so many of your waffle dishcloths - I love them. So if I don't win one of the cozies, I'll try my hand at making one!

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  27. I love your site and would love to have a chance to win the mug cozie.

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  28. Love the mug cover, way cute.

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  29. I love you blog, when i grow up i want to be jsut like you. I would love to win a mug cozy. just in case i don't, i'll wait (no so) patiently for the pattern so i can make several of my own.

    blessings, patti

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  30. Deb, I always enjoy seeing what you are knitting. I admire it very much. The cozy is lovely. Twyla

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  31. I'd love a mug cozy. Count me in!

    Love your blog too!

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  32. Super cute! I've been knitting dishcloths, not sure if I'm ready for cables, so I'd love to win the mug cozy. Perfect for my mornings writing.

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  33. Deb, you are so creative! The cozies are darling! I'd love to be in your drawing.

    Jody

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  34. Deb, you are so creative and talented. I love the cozy !!!!!! Clarice

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  35. What a great idea! I would love to have a cozy, as I drink tea all the time. I also made a waffleweave dishcloth from the pattern you use and LOVE IT! I would love to see the cozy pattern as well. Keep up the good work!! Jane

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  36. how cute. I'd love to have one!

    Robin in VA

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  37. Doreen B11:17 AM

    Love the mug cozy. I would love to win it - to keep my tea hot - while I'm stitching and quilting.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. What a beautiful blog and beautiful photography. Would love to be in the drawing for a mug cozy.

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  39. Hi Deb
    I've been reading (and enjoying) your blog long before I ever had one of my own :-) Your orange juice scone & chicken pot pie recipes (which I am making tonight) are a favourite at my house now. Thank you for those!
    I would love to be entered into your giveaway and look forward to the instructions for the mock cable cozy.

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  40. so, so pretty!

    thanks for having a giveaway!

    denisef in c'ville va

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  41. Oh.....i USED to know how to knit...but I don't completely remember...I need to get the stuff and just start and try! I want to be able to do it again! That mug cozy is too cute! I would love to win it...I don't drink coffee or anything hot at all..LOL...but I would give it to my mama! :)

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  42. Cindy C12:52 PM

    How CUTE!! I would love one in any color. I have a morning coffee routine and my cup would love to stay toasty warm with a cozy. I would make one when you post the instructions, but alas, I don't know how to knit. Love your blog.

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  43. I'll look forward to the pattern for the cozy. They would make fun gifts. Also, the bottom two books on your stack underneath your mug are from 2 of my favorite series. I love Jan Karon and her Mitford series and I love Miss Read and the Fairacre and Caxley books. I read them over and over, like I'm visiting old friends.

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  44. Sharon D.12:54 PM

    Hi, this is my first time posting but have thoroughly enjoyed your blog :) You inspire me in so many ways. The cozies are just adorable. Please enter me in your generous giveaway :)

    Sharon D.
    zokiemichael(at)sisna(dot)com

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  45. Deb,
    These are great. How do you get so much done?
    I love to come and visit your blog. I don't get a chance to comment often but I just want to let you know that I enjoy every visit here.
    You have a beautiful home and from what I read here it comes from your beautiful heart.
    Blessings,
    Ruth
    P.S. I would love a chance to win one of your mug cozies.
    Ruth

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  46. Beautiful work.
    Please include me in your drawing.
    Thanks,
    Chas
    http://www.homesteadblogger.com/chas
    chasburrell at tvn dot net

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  47. your mug cozy is too darling...but I'm afraid I'd ruin it...I have this problem with always getting my drinks (not that kind of drink) all over the front of my shirt :)

    ...I need to have a fall give-away too...

    time to put on the thinking cap...

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  48. dorothy1:53 PM

    I just found your blog and am enjoying it. That mug cozy looks adorable! Does it really keep your tea warmer?

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  49. What a cute idea, just in time for cooler weather coming! Yes, I'd like a chance at winning one :)
    Thanks for the fun.

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  50. How wonderful!

    Even if I don't win, I'm excited for the pattern(:

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  51. How lovely! I am rarely without my hot tea. One of your cozies would be absolutely adorable & well-loved!

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  52. I'd love to win one. I'll be buying the pattern when offered. How cozy! Thank you. Mona

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  53. Lisa Kartanou4:20 PM

    Hiya

    I recently found your blog and look at it everyday. You are truly living the good life and I hope to do the same some day.

    I love the mug cozy idea and will also be making them for my family when you put it on your blog.

    Please enter me in your draw.

    Thanks Lisa

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  54. That is so cute. I've seen other patterns, but I really like this one. Thanks for your contest, and for sharing this pattern! I look forward to it!
    Suzanne

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  55. That is just the sweetest, you are so talented :)

    I would love to be entered in the contest :)

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  56. What a cute idea! I would love a mug cozy and since I don't knit.... Jean

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  57. Mug cozies sound like such a great treat...I'll need some as the days get cooler and shorter!

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  58. Deb,
    I came across you post today when I was looking for a fresh & new pattern for dish rags. I fell upon your blog and Thank You! The pattern you posted is just what I was looking for! The mug cozie is great too!! Your site is amazing and such an inspiration! My mom and I are trying to start our own business right now doing similar things! Maybe someday - In the meantime I would love a change to see a mug cozie firsthand! Thanks again!

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  59. I would love a give away mug cozy. Please add me to your list of "contestants"!
    Paige

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  60. I must learn to knit, I really must, I can sew, I can quilt, I cross stitch, but cannot knit or crochet.......

    Great blog.

    Gill from Canada

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  61. Please enter me in your drawing! Your knitting is so inspiring!

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  62. Anonymous8:00 PM

    I would love to be entered. I love your blog and have read it for along time. Thanks for the opportunity. Diana from Oklahoma

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  63. The mug cozy is so cute!

    I've enjoyed knitting up your waffle dishcloth pattern this summer. It's my favorite dishcloth pattern!

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  64. Love the mug cozies! What a neat idea!

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  65. Deb

    I stumbled on your blog by way of Quiltville and i just love it. It is so comforting to know I am not the only one out there who LOVES being at home and making it our haven. My grandmother always knitted us dishcloths to use and I have always made them now I have a new design to try. Youahve inspired me so much I have totally cleaned reorganised and revamped the kitchen, laundry and our office this week!!

    Daisymum7

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  66. Anonymous6:31 AM

    I noticed these the other day and love them. Great idea. . .Thank you!

    Tarheel Mama

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  67. Anonymous6:33 AM

    Thank you for offering one of you mug cozys. They are precious, please include me in your drawing! tammyp

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  68. I have been making your dishclothes for some time now... I love them, with the strip of color! I would love a chance for a mug cozie. Count me in. Thanks.

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  69. I would love one of the mug cozies. You have an awesome blog and I always am anxious to see what you are up to.

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  70. I would love one of the mug cozies. You have an awesome blog and I always am anxious to see what you are up to.

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  71. My Mom pointed me your way. She made me scroll through until I saw your mug cozy. She called me last night so excited about the giveaway.
    I think it is an adorable idea. I bought a book to teach myself to knit, but I have not found the time. I think a mug cozy would make a great project!!

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  72. Thanks for the chance to win the mug cozy. I love the stitching, and the cute button. Please enter me in to win. Thanks.

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  73. What a pretty cable and such a clever idea!

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  74. Deb,
    This is such a pretty cozy you have made! You are so creative. I enjoy your lovely blog so much!
    Blessings,
    Paula

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  75. Adorable cozy!! I would love to have the pattern, or better yet, win one :)

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  76. PLEASE come visit and show me how to really, REALLY knit! I want to learn so badly, but I am a klutz with the needles!

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  77. This is one of the coziest cozies I have ever seen!!

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  78. I love that mug cozy! I am so glad you are going to share the instruction on how to make them!

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  79. RobinT11:23 AM

    I hope it's not too late! I LOVE your blog!!

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  80. I would love a mug cozie. They are stinkin cute. You do awesome work!!

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  81. i've been enjoying your blog! please put into your drawing for the cozy. it is adorable!

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  82. Thats adorable! Thanks for the offer to win it. I also love your dishclothes and clothespin carriers. :)

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  83. oh ooer i want one of those
    cant wait for the pattern

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  84. I just wandered in...and like what I see here, so I'll visit awhile.
    I'll give your mug cozy giveaway a whirl too while I'm here.

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  85. It is Sat. night. I hope it is not too late. I would love to have one.

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  86. Lovely! Wish I had not missed the morning deadline!

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  87. Thanks everyone!! I'm overwhelmed by your gracious comments.
    Comments will be closed now {I know...a little later than I said}, and I will announce the winner tomorrow.
    Remember, another mug cozy drawing to be announced next week :)
    Deb

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  88. I know I've peeked in a little too late, but let me say that I love that little cozy! I've been doing a lot of thinking about holidays and little gifts for special people and now I know that I can purchase plain little mugs, knit up cozies, fill the mugs with sweets (or sugar-free sweets) and voila! Gift! :)

    Thanks for giving my brain a kick. :)

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  89. Wow Deb, I can hardly wait to make a mug cosy. Hope to see the pattern soon.

    Blogger hiccuped on me and I had to start a new blog, I think I am going a bit crazy right now.

    God bless.

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  90. Soooooooooooooooooo cute and you are soooooooooooo talented. I would love one of your cozies, particulary here in Canada where it gets soooooooooooo cold. Keep on knitting.

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  91. Got to be in it, to win it....

    As I sit here with my decafe coffee (6 weeks pregnant) watching cartoons with my children, and reading my morning blogs, I wish I had something stylish and cosy to keep my coffee warm

    You should be very proud of your blog, its beautiful.

    Amanda

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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