Thursday, January 13

How about a little Snowman giveaway?

According to the latest weather reports, there is snow on the ground in 49 of the 50 U.S. States. Only Florida is missing the snow that has blanketed the rest of this country. As you know, I am planning to post the pattern for "Charlie's Snowman" so you can build a fabric snowman but family life is just a wee bit crazy right now, plus.......... I have been busy this week preparing for a program that I will be presenting to the Deep Valley Quilt Guild in Mankato (MN) this evening. I thought I'd have an easy time preparing for that program as I planned my time carefully and made sure I had six free days prior to the meeting to do the things I wanted to do for the program. Okay, so things don't always go as planned. Yes, I enjoyed having my grandson come visit this past weekend and that gave his mommy a rest, but really, did the dog have to get sick both nights that Jacob was here. LOL! I can laugh now. But then, my husband began suffering on Sunday afternoon which turned out to be a pinched nerve in his neck (probably due to lifting cupboards he's installing in the basement). Thankfully, he went to the doctor and is doing better, but he has been home since Monday!! So much for my well-laid plans. :-)
Anywhooooooo, I have managed to pull things together and I'm ready to present a wooly program to the guild members that I hope they will enjoy. One of the little quilts that I'll be sharing is this one.............
One of 12 little quilts that I designed and stitched to celebrate the Millennium!

I've shared this one before but since there is so much snow across the U.S., I thought it might be fun to give away a couple of these patterns. Leave your name (and e-mail if you do not have a link back to your blog or profile) and tell me if there is snow where you live in your comment. It's that easy! I'll have my random number man draw three lucky names on Saturday evening, January 15th at 8:00 p.m. CST. He should be feeling fine by then and perhaps on Friday, I can finally get the tutorial finished for the "Charlie's Snowman" quilt and get it posted this weekend. I'll mail the patterns out to you as soon as I get replies from the winning names!

Sandi

89 comments:

N.C.Fabric Junkie said...

I live in north carolina so a snowman quilt would definately fit hanging on my wall! lols Linda
douglasmcneely@bellsouth.net

karen_hogg3 said...

No snow here in Perth Australia! The snowmen would certainly help make it seem more like Upper Michigan here. :)
karen_hogg3@bigpond.com

Tudy said...

Yes we have many inches of snow on the ground here in Northeast Ohio. I think it has snowed every day for forever. I am so ready for spring.

luv2quilt2 said...

I live in West Virginia, and yes, we have snow on the ground. It's so beautiful, but I'm so sick of the cold. The little snowman would definitely fit in around here.

june9190 said...

Hi Sandi.. I live in Arizona, and we did have some snow flurries here last week, and of course it didn't stick on the ground but a flurry or two just brought memories of what kind of snow I use to be in... And I will say that I don't miss the snow or cold weather at all... Absence makes the heart grow fonder, that's a great saying but when it comes to snow it's not a good message told !! but anyway I just love your patterns and I would just love to win a couple... And I could make the snowman one and just use it for memories.. Keep up the good work..June.... june9190@cox.net

june9190 said...

Hi Sandi.. I live in Arizona, and we did have some snow flurries here last week, and of course it didn't stick on the ground but a flurry or two just brought memories of what kind of snow I use to be in... And I will say that I don't miss the snow or cold weather at all... Absence makes the heart grow fonder, that's a great saying but when it comes to snow it's not a good message told !! but anyway I just love your patterns and I would just love to win a couple... And I could make the snowman one and just use it for memories.. Keep up the good work..June.... june9190@cox.net

Mommarock said...

Unfortunately there is snow here.. it is melting thank goodness.. The snow would be fine with me, if it weren't so darn COLD along with it. It is like so cold on the tile floors that my poor puppy is taking her food one niblet at a time over to the carpet to eat it. Brrrr. I love the little bunny on the front with the snowmen.. what a sweet touch!

Barbara said...

6 inches in sunny columbia, south carolina ! Snowmen are all over the place and school has been out THREE days ...now everybody is getting cabin fever LOL

adorable pattern that I would LOVE to have

Michelle B said...

We had 3" of fresh snow yesterday morning but it has warmed up and is raining hard now. I do love snowmen! Those are SO cute! I'd love to add them to my snow family.

Laurie said...

I live in the northern part of Florida. Although it's very cold, we don't have any snow. However, we did get snow flurries on December 26, 2010. They didn't stick, of course, but it did remind me of my youth when I lived up in snow country. I miss the snow.

Anonymous said...

Here in Florida, there is no snow, but it is very cold for our part of the world. I love anything free and the snowman quilt is so cute. Please put my name in the hat.
Tina
rtpomeroy4@cfl.rr.com

Emillie Rose said...

In Indiana we have about 6 inches of snow! At least the roads are clean though.
Would love to win a copy of the snowman pattern.
hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

Debi said...

Hey Sandy, I live in Dallas, and we had 3 inches of snow on Sunday...but it is all gone now. We do not usually get snow here....psss you know how I love snowmen!!!

Brooke said...

My husband just told me of the 49 out of 50 states report as we were going to bed last night. We laughed, because we both love snow! Having grown up in Minnesota, I've had to redefine "snow" now that I am a Southerner. Yes, there are a few patches of white on the ground out there, with plenty of grass blades poking through. It is officially "snow", but the only snowmen I could build around here would be ones out of fabric, or real ones big enough to sit outside a dollhouse! LOL, we'll be thankful for what we have. It is no drift, but it is white!! :-)

Very cute pattern. Show that hubby extra TLC today. A pinched nerve sounds dreadfully painful. I hope he gets relief from his discomfort.

And yes, it's like the old saying goes, "Life is all about how we handle Plan B!" True!

Kaye said...

I collect snowmen and that would be perfect for me. Thanks for your generosity

Quilt n Queen said...

Yes we have snow in SE Michigan. Hoping DH is feeling better.... family is priority #1 and everything else will fall into place. Love, luv snowmen/ladies and teddy bears. You mentioned 'wooly pattern for your guild meeting....do you recycle wool from the thrift shops? Have you felted wool? Looking for any tips as I've not worked with wool. Please visit my blog and see what I'm up to.... wool and a snowmen stitchery quilt..... Thanks for sharing and the chance to win one of your patterns.

Brenda said...

We got about 20 inches of new snow yesterday in Nh. The kids had their first snow day. I would love your pattern.

mary m. said...

im in mississippi and itsnowed for 2 days and still got snow on the ground. i luv it. would luv to do a snowman quilt. marym.ladyluck4820023@yahoo.com

sophie said...

In Austin, Texas it has been cold enough for snow (with temperatures much lower than the average for this time of year), but not snow ... yet.

CJ said...

I live in Canada. Enough said :) Where I live we have snow almost 6 months of the year. cjpeters(at)zoho(dot)com

LesQuilts said...

Hi!
We have snow, since about mid Nov/010. We have about 2.5 feet!
I live 150 miles north of Minnesota, so we are used to the snow here! Thanks for the giveaway!
Take care, Leslie

Anonymous said...

In Northern Illinois today we only have a light dusting of snow on the ground. But that is because we had our early January thaw.
Sandy K
grandmatomato@yahoo.com

Pat said...

In our area of southern Delaware, we have some areas of black ice. I'd rather drive in snow than ice, but....truthfully, I am sick of winter...PERIOD!!!! Your snowman group (along with their friend, the rabbit) is a really cute piece. Good luck with your program tonight. I'm sure it will go very nicely! (Are you going to have them join you in singing Frosty, the Snowman?? LOL)

imagrandma2five said...

We have 6 inches on the ground here in NE Indiana and it's snowing right now!

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

Texas. No snow where I am...Dallas got some but not those of use more southern..:(

Lisa said...

Sandi, I just love all of your wonderful patterns, thanks for sharing with all of us....We have lots of snow and ice here in Ga... Lisa quiltlovernsc@yahoo.com

annemarie said...

No snow down here in Houston, Tx but Dallas did have some snow. Snow is pretty rare in Texas and when it does snow it if followed by panic. Being a native Minnesotan, I just have to laugh as Texans cannot handle cold weather and snow!!

House of Mouse said...

We are currently in the no snow pattern. We did have a little bit the other day...but it was gone the next day. BUT it is colder here this month than any winter in the last 24 years we have been in Oregon. What a cute pattern and you know I love snowmen almost as much as Sunbonnets! Great job Sandi!


My best,

Anett

Donna said...

Love the snowman quilt! I live in Florida and am thankful to be the one state without snow. Snow is so very pretty but I be perfectly happy just looking at the pictures shared by my blogging buddies. Happy quilting.

DianeP said...

I live in southwest lower Michigan with about 30" of snow on the ground. Snowmen are my favorite collection and I absolutely love your gathering of Snowmen!!!

Mamacessories said...

We just had our second big snow since Christmas! The first was a blizzard - and this one left us another 10 inches! My son is loving it! The snowman pattern would be perfect for us since our yard is starting to resemble a snow-man village! Thanks for the chance to win a giveaway - love your blog!
Maria

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Hi Sandy, those cute little snowmen of yours would be right at home here today! Yesterday afternoon we shoveled out from under about 18 inches of snow! It was so nice to have the kids home, do some baking, make paper snowflakes, read a little, sew a little, shovel a lot and then enjoy a nice chicken dinner together.

Sounds like you're staying pretty busy with all of your planned and unplanned activities! Life is good!

MGM

Mishka said...

I had to chuckle when I read this, more so because my girlfriend just emailed me. She said her snowshoe hike scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled due to a lack of snow.

Of course, all of our snow in Ottawa will probably arrive in March .. or April if we're really lucky. A very weird snow year for us, last year was too. I'm happy tho, having only worn my boots once or twice so far. But they are brand new boots!! LOL

Love the snowmen!

Mich

linda said...

Well, we had a dusting this wave so I am grateful. Love your snowman pattern and would love to win. Linda in Central VA

Atelie Patchmania said...

Very sweet snowmen!!!
I would like to have this pattern. We haven´t snow here but I love snowman.
Angela from Brazil

Needled Mom said...

Oh, Sandi, things just never go as planned. Glad that your hubby is doing better. How is the poor doggy doing?

We are actually having some wonderfully warm weather this week and I am loving it.

Barbara in TN said...

LOVE the snowman family pattern! Here in Tennessee we had 4" of snow over the past week - soooo cold not much has melted. Thanks for having the giveaway and sure hope I win!!!
Barbara in TN

Scrappy quilter said...

I live in Canada and yes we have snow.

connie aben said...

there is no snow at this moment in holland.
But with this snowmen you never know.

free indeed said...

Considering I'm in northern Maine you'd think we had snow..but alas we do not!!!! The snowmobilers are practically crying up here. NOt good for area businesses either. But we are warm...nice for us indoor types :)
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

gill said...

I'm in the UK and there's no snow here! It's raining and almost balmy at 11 degrees!

pamdux said...

I am one of the lucky ones? No snow but it is bitter cold and snow always seemed to help insulate us in western NY. Thank you for the chance to win and I am glad you got to enjoy your grandson. duxburypam@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Well, Greetings from The Great Land! I've got about 3 feet on snow, it's 9 degrees, and still dark at 9:30 a.m. - but it never hurts to see snowmen!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
lvitzthum@alaska.net

Polly said...

Yup...got us 2 inches of snow 2 days ago...dodged the giant snowstorm that went up the eastern coast! WHEW!! Thanks for the nice givaway!

mariebeers said...

We got about 1/4" of snow and it's now gone and raining. My part of Oregon doesn't get much snow so a snowman pattern would be good.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Nope no snow here in Florida, but plenty of COLD weather. It was 30 degrees last night, and for Florida that is VERY cold!

Miet said...

I do live in Belgium .
We had many many snow at christmas . Its all gone now and we have many many rain . due to the melting water and the rain its flood alarm !
Thanks for organising this give away . and yes I'd like to win this cute snowmen quilt .Its adorable and snowmen are my favourite winter item :o) Sorry for my basic english , I'm not a native speaker .

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I live in Portugal, near Lisbon so we don´t get any snow around here only in the north.that is precisely why a snowman quilt would be very nice.

Katie said...

The is snow in my state but not where I am. :)
praisingthelordinallthings@gmail.com

Marsha said...

I live in New Mexico, at the moment I do not have snow in my yard but there is lots of snow up on Sandia mountain and other places in the state. It has been really cold here the past week but it is suppose to warm into the 50's in the days ahead, yea! I love snowmen, I moved to NM from the Chicago area so I remember snow!

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm Stella and live in Auburn Maine and yesterdays storm the weatherman got wrong. What should have been 5-9 inches turned out to be 10-12 inches with hollowing winds. As of this morning the sun is brightly shinning and the snow bank are so high around my 1st floor apartment that I can't see out. So a chance to win the little snowman giveaway would be Great!!!
stellabella152001@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

Hi-I live in Victoria, BC and the last of our snow is nearly melted. We rarely get snow here so it was a big deal when it arrived two nights ago and I will be glad to see it go! I do love snowmen though, ones on a quilt pattern to be exact! Thanks for the giveaway!

Marit Johanne said...

I live in Norway and we have had much snow through all December, 16 inches. The last week some of it has melted, but there is still enough snow. Your snowman pattern is so nice!

quiltma said...

Thanks for a great giveaway. Yes we have snow. About 4 inches. I live in Illinois

Micki said...

I would love to be included as I adore snowmen. We got tons of snow in Ireland, but thank God, none now.
Micki

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Life has a mind of it's own. Hope DH continues to do better.

No snow in central Texas :((

Lee said...

Always lots of snow here in Michigan! Lots of snowpeople, snow forts and everyweekend there is a ice carving show and fireworks at night. Cold but fun! Thanks for the chance to win a cute pattern!
butler83ataoldotcom

Finnie said...

Lisa Finn I live in Kentucky and Yes we have snow!!! And since snowmen are my favorites I think this is appropriate lol
FinnFinn1@yahoo.com

desertskyquilts said...

Here in Knoxville, TN, it snowed again this morning, but the sun is out now. With 27 degrees, I don't think it's going to melt today!

dezertsuz at gmail

Ann Marie said...

I live in Florida the only state out of the 50 that doesn't have snow. The dogs water dish is frozen solid, and it was 22 when I got out of bed this morning, but no snow :( . I say we have been robbed for it to be this cold and no snow!!! I love snowmen and snowflakes too.

nellana said...

Yes I have snow. I live in SW Michigan and we have a lot of snow. I would love to have a snowman on my wall inside though.

magicthimblecreations said...

We have a dusting of snow on the ground in SW KY. I keep a wool snowman wallhanging up year round in my kitchen. He is so lonely and your cute wall hanging would make a perfect companion.

Anonymous said...

Since we live in north IA we are almost neighbors. We have enough snow that I would love to share just don't know the leaqst melting way. Drove home in a blizzard two weeks ago when you could only follow the white line and pray. Would have waited it out but we knew our four legged kids at home needed to go outside :))
Love the snow men and would like the pattern for it.
Cathy Knowles knowlescm@hotmail.com

Kathy H said...

WHat a cute snowman pattern. I love the little rabbit in it also. THanks for the chance to win.

Doro in TX said...

Hey Sandi I love your little snowmen. Here in Southeast Texas the only snowmen we see most years are in quilts and wallhangings.

Doro in TX

Istrouble said...

Love snowmen, snowladies, snowkids, snowpets just don't like snow, much, although think it is beautiful and love to see those Hallmark moments.

Bette
Istrouble@aol.com

Eva said...

I live in Nova Scotia Canada and we can have snow any time from November to April. We just had a snowstorm yesterday, so snowmen are quite common. I would be very pleased to win a beautiful prize.

Eva
Nova Scotia

Sharon K. Lozano said...

Oh, in Ohio, we definitely have snow. This entire week, every day, it's been snowy! I would love to have the snowman quilt on my wall to keep me from looking at the mess outdoors. Sharon

sewmeow said...

No snow here in So. Texas, but it's been super cold for us...in the 20's to 30's.

Sandi said...

Hi Sandi,

I don't live in the US, but we did have snow here yesterday in New Westminster B.C. In fact in some areas of the lower mainland we set snowfall records for this day.

Brr..it's cold outside and I love snowmen!

Kathy said...

Hi Sandi, Yes there us plenty of snow around here in Wisconsin! In fact, were getting more right now. That quilt pattern is very cute and thanks for the chance to win it in your giveaway.

Janice said...

Yes, we have snow here in Alberta, Canada. It's probably safe to say there is snow in every province in Canada. We are in the foothills of the Rockie Mountains but there are lots of states that have a lot more snow than we do.

scottylover said...

Hi Sandi,
Hope your program goes well.

There is about 4" of snow here in St. Louis, MO. It's supposed to get up above freezing this weekend, so it "might" go away, only to come back as ice! YIKES!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Sandy A

sue said...

Yes, we have snow on the ground - I live in Minnesota, too!

Astrid said...

No snow here in the tropical island Mauritius (Indian Ocean), but I visited Norway in Nov/Dec - lots of snow - does it count? LOL!
I can't believe 49 out of the 50 states have snow, that's rare, isn't it?
Thanks for the opportunity to win such a cute pattern!

Anonymous said...

HI Sandi
would love to be in this drawing
I live in north Idaho and their is snow all around us but we live in the valley and its warmer and snow just does not stay very long. but we do get it, sometimes. love where I live.
shawfox1@yahoo.com
Dee Shaw

Diane H said...

Lots of snow here north of Toronto, Canada but that's normal here in January. Thanks for a chance.

Sunnybec said...

Nope, no snow here in France, hope I am not tempting fate by saying that!! We had ours early in December, hope thats it for this winter. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda

Lydia's Garden said...

Actually Sandi, I live in Alaska and many people think that we get oodles more snow than other states and that are winters are colder also--not really :) We have about 4 inches of snow on the ground and a lot of ice where we live in Soldotna. A few days ago we had temps that were close to 50 degrees but now we are in the negatives. This indeed a state of paradox LOL Anywho, would love to try your pattern out.

Carmen in AK

A Plain Path said...

Yes, we still have snow in SC. The winter storm left us a good bit of snow and ice and shut about everything down on Monday and Tuesday. It's been beautiful, but oh so cold!

Thank you for a sweet giveaway!!

Diane Wild said...

Well, plenty of snow in my backyard, as you well know. I'm not too far from your backyard but have been wayyy busy with projects besides moving the snow. See you soon, Sandy.

Diane

Patty Nordahl said...

Yes in Massachusetts we have snow up to 2' of it. I really prefer my snowmen man of Kona Snow. I have a perfect spot for your Snowmen. Patty

Dix said...

We had snow and then several layers of ice over the type.

whistlebet57 said...

Love the snowmen. Yes we have snow here in the great state of washington. It is a very heavy and wet snow. Almost gone now but is is beautiful. Have a great Day Elizabeth

Sandy said...

What a darling snowman pattern. Yes, we have about 8 inches of snow on the ground now with more to come Saturday! Thanks for the chance to win.

joycem said...

We had a sleet/snow storm here in NC on Monday & Tuesday this week. There's still some ice on the edge of my kitchen porch where the sun don't shine.

Stitches said...

on yes, we have lots of snow and it's snowing again today here in my part Iowa. The plus side of it, I have got some stitching done!! Cute snowman wallhanging.

Marcia W. said...

I live in that one state without snow - Florida - so need a snowman to pretend we have snow (without the headache). It is very cold - our temps were colder than some states with snow! Please enter me into your giveaway so I can build a snowman!

Oh Sew Addicted said...

In sunny Southern California it has been more than 80 degrees for the last few days! Glorious!
carla louise

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