Thursday, 10 July 2008

Bit of a Giveaway

Thank you so much for all the comments. They all made me smile and also realise how many of us are catophiles. Apologies to the catophobes.

Jordi says 'now you are in for it' - how right you are!

Trouble is a great name for a cat, projectneo. Think I might rename Smudge. He is settling in well but is very noisy - I think there must be a bit of Siamese in there somewhere as he is very vocal. He has been asleep for most of the day as he stole Stevens large breakfast and ate the lot.

Be great to see you at Textiles 21 Anna - I'm going in October, too.

Doreen - how could you fall asleep at the sewing machine? That takes a very particular talent.

Stevens thanks all her readers but is still sulking. Her body language says it all.

Arlee - I haven't tried cat's fur on the embellisher but on one of my courses a lady brought in her apricot poodle clippings and some brave souls tried it. Quite nice with a bluey grey silk.

Tum much better, thanks Diana.

Chrissy - don't have any more. I'm finding one and a half is too many.

I'm loving your cyber fyber inclusions. Very thought provoking. Haven't worked out what mine will be yet but I do think that the arty-stitchy stuff can sometimes be very isolating and I love the cameraderie and encouragement, plus all the giggles, too.

I have some hardware giveaways plus a small piece of work to celebrate both my year of blogging (I missed the actual day last month) and the fact that I have started clearing the cupboards.

I have two flower stitch feet, which look like this.




They fit most low shank machines, or those which take extensions. The Pfaffs are sometimes a bit iffy, although my 7570 is OK. Here is a belt of Val's, made with them.




I also have three Gizmo makers which look like this.






And make things like this.







That you can extend to this.





Or, with wrapped pipe-cleaners, this.





There is also a small piece of machine embroidery looking for a home. It is an abstract interpretation of a Canadian Tulip Festival that we went to with our friends Bonnie and Ron. It is fixed to a piece of mount board for ease of sending and can easily be framed. Lousy pic - sorry.






Leave a comment to go in the hat and say which item you would like - you can put in for all three if you like. Unlike Linda,I haven't got access to a young hunk but will ask Fiona to do the draw next week sometime.

61 comments:

Dale Anne Potter said...

I'd be happy with any of the giveaways.

Looby Lou said...

I'd love one of the coiling gizmos

Angela said...

I would love one of the flower feet!

ANNA said...

Maggie - are you joining textile 21 for the full three days? - I can only attend one day. So hope to see you there. I would love to be in the draw for you art work (I've always loved the work you do) and I already have both the flower stitcher and the gizmo (gizmo was recommended by you ages ago and is great fun to use). Anna

Carol said...

I woud love to be included in the givaways. Thanks for an inspirational year, I can't believe a year has past, I can remember the post I read saying hey did you know Maggie has a blog! Dale's I think.

Carol said...

I would love to go in the draw for your artwork, bt any of the three would be great :)

jill said...

I love your blog, can't believe its a year gone already. Always entertaining & something to look at and make me think. I'd love any of the giveaways.... been thinking about the flower foot- would it fit a Janome do you think?

Genie said...

Hi Maggie, have just got your new book. great work as usual, I would be pleased to win anyone of your giveaways, Hope the cat enjoyed Steven's breakfast?

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Ooh any of the goodies would be fab. I've been lurking for a while but haven't dared to comment. (I'm not worthy -it's THE Maggie Grey's blog - teehee). Only a giveaway has tipped me over the edge and committed to type. Thanks for a great blog. :o)

Sue said...

Please can I be greedy and enter for all three, too?

How's the grand clearance going?

Still haven't found my voice but now I'm waiting for speech therapy - which might mean considerable patience! Getting fed up with this...

Poor Stevens - but Smudge is extremely cute.

maybird said...

Glad Smudge is settling in, feel a bit sorry for poor Stephens though, had a similar situation a few years ago, they got on in the end. Would love your artwork as I have been a fan for many a year, but any would be lovely. Have had to hang up my stitching hat for a while as I had a fall which resulted in a broken wrist, torn ligaments and bruised hip, like to make a good job of things!Hoping to soon try out my new embellisher, if the wrist will let me.

jac said...

Hi Maggie
Have started reading and playing with the new book its very good as we have come to expect .
The new family member looks a handful !
Can I ask the flower stitcher can it be used with a bernina ?

Guzzisue said...

Please pop me in the hat for any one of these, I've been reading since the beginning, just don't comment all that often

lcfzx said...

Oh, I have been lurking for ages reading your blog and the thought of a giveaway has made me sign up!! I'd love any of the items ( would the flower stitcher be ok with a bernina?) and now I have taken the plunge I'd like to say I love your new book and thanks for sending it so promptly, and signing it! :-)

pascale said...

Hello Maggie,
your blog is a great source of inspiration and always great fun to read. I'd love to be included in the giveaways.

Paddy's Daughter said...

Maggie, I would be happy to win any of your giveaways, and would particularly love to win a piece of your art or one of the flower feet! Sue McB

Cellostitcher said...

I would be very happy with any of your giveaways. I love your work and really enjoy visiting your blog.

Edie said...

If those of us over the pond are eligible, I'd love to be entered for any one of them! I'm having so much fun with the new book I just can't stand myself - and although I'm deathly allergic to cats, I do wish I could just pet Smudge and console Stevens for a whole 5 minutes!

Ruth said...

I've been reading your blog for a while but not left many comments. I enjoy your work and love WOW. Can't resist a giveaway though. I'd love to be in all three draws. Thanks!

Stephanie Pettengell said...

I would love the flower foot, it is something that I have wanted a while. I really do enjoy your blog and it does inspire so much. Thanks for blogging.

Sandy said...

I like the hanging. Your work is so special and I enjoy reading about it even if I don't comment often.

Mermaid's Purse said...

I would be happy with any of your giveaways and, like others, have been reading since the beginning but don't comment very often.

Doreen G said...

Maggie I have a FS foot and a gizmo so if I could go in the hat for the piece of embroidery that would be fine please.

Doreen K. said...

I would like to be in for the flower stitch foot. Smudge is adorable, would love to hug him. Been a long time since I have held a kitten.

Ann Aket said...

I'd love to be entered for the flower stitcher. Love your blog, so full of fun, inspiration, and always intend to comment more.

lalafelt said...

I have just discovered this great blog. The flower foot sounds really exciting and I would love to be included in the draw.

Erilyn said...

Maggie - I'd love the flower stitch foot - I to have a Pfaff 7570. I already have the coiling gizmo, but think I need to do a workshop to trial making things like you have.
Thank you

Judy said...

Hi! Maggie,

My first time commenting but love your blog and your books.

I'd like to go in the hat forthe Tulip hanging piece it is just the colour I love.

I live on that bit that dropped off OZ (Tasmania)and I am so amazed at how I can wizz around the world on my computer.

Marian said...

a very interesting blog.....and now with giveaways! Excellent. If my name comes out of the hat I would like your art work please or a gizmo.

chrissythreads said...

What would do without your blog- its become part of my everyday routine and it always makes me smile. I would love to be included in the draw esp. for the piece of embroidery, I'd give it a good home.

maggi said...

I would love one of the coiling gizmos, or the embroidery piece

maggi said...

I would love one of the coiling gizmos or the embroidery piece

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

What a wonderful giveaway event Maggie. I have enjoyed the adventures of Smudge... and yes looking at the photos I thought siamese in there, so you will have your hands full! Am I allowed to take part in your generous offer too? For the gizmo.. never did get round to buying one. Here's to another year of blogging fun.
BestWishes
Maggie (the other 0ne)

verobirdie said...

Oh, what a nice little fellow you've got. He is so cute when he is asleep. My Choupette is very vocal (not always polite by the way, I've no problem understanding the bad words) and she loves attacking the other cats. Just for the fun. I too think she has siames blood, just for the same reason as you :-)
Maybe I'm a fool, I promise my neighbor I'll catsit for the weekend, and take their little kitten in my house, so that it won't be lonely. Might not have been my best idea of the week :-) (I have three cats and lots of birds... among other things).

Kate J said...

It was lovely to finally meet you at the Lutterworth Guild. And what a splendid talk you gave, we all absolutely loved it. I have so much enjoyed reading your blog and following all your kitty exploits - Smudge is adorable and the fact that he likes being cuddled, I'm quite envious. Our two kittens (almost 1yr old) don't really like being picked up, but they are gradually improving, so there's hope yet.
Thank you for putting your goodies up for a draw. I should be happy with any of them, so I'd love to be included.
Best wishes, Kate J

MargaretR said...

I've beem too busy to check my blogs in the last couple of weeks and nearly missed this!
I would love to be entered Maggie, but what I would love to have is that small piece of work you are giving away.
I shall be crossing my fingers that my name jumps out of that hat.

Diana said...

I'd love any of these items Maggie in the hope that some of your inspiration might rub off onto me!

Wendy Coyne said...

I have a pfaff and have never been able to get the flower stitcher to work, the presser foot tension seems too loose. But I NEED a piece of your work so please put me into the draw for that. TIA

Val Foster said...

I love your work and your blog. Such beautiful eye candy. And nice to know you're a cat lover too, as I am. My kitty's name is Oliver. He's very, very cool, and has a great personality. Although he can get feisty at times, and has scratched me more times than I can mention.

I'd love the coiling gizmo and the machine embellished piece. Thanks so much for having the giveaway.

Lorraine said...

Hi Maggie,

I'd love a chance to own the piece of machine embroidery because I was in your class in Vancouver during that trip to Canada.

Lorraine

Wabbit said...

I've got the Gizmo and the Flower Foot which I've never quite got to work right on my new Bernina, so please put me in for the little embroidery. Isn't it amazing that a year has already gone by? I've loved reading every bit of it. Thank you, Maggie!

hippopip said...

I would love any of the give aways,I have spent many happy hours with displacement maps no work done but great fun had

Gill H said...

Hi Maggie
Don't think the flower foot would fit on my Pfaff 2038?
As a lurker do I qualify for a chance to have a piece of your work? I hope so.
Thank you for the inspiration that I get from WOW and your blog. Gill

Penny said...

Oh Maggie, any thing but especially the bit of embroidery, however as I very rarely win anything, (and and the one time I did as the Mayors wife I had to give it back!!) I hope some one out there enjoys them.

Writer in Residence said...

Hello Maggie, Nothing like a giveaway to bring out the lurkers (like me)!

I would love to have one of the flower feet or the coiling gizmo. Cheers from Toronto, Canada. Marjorie

Rosi said...

I would be happy with any of the giveaways. I enjoy reading your blog and your books.

Ros said...

Hi Maggie

I would really like a coiling gizmos,so please put me in the draw,

Ros Briggs

jackie said...

You must be the most popular blogger!! I would love to win anything.

dawn said...

I would be grateful for any of the goodies. Love your blog, it often makes me smile and always inspires me.

Donna said...

A flower foot or a coiling gizmo thigamabob would be great!

Purple Missus said...

Would love to be included in the draw for the piece of your work.
You are being very generous.
And is it really a year since you burst on to the blogging scene?
How time flies. A fabulous blog - heres to many more years. :)

val wright said...

Hi Maggie
I would love to be entered in the draw for your artwork or the coiling gizmo, you are so generous Maggie thank you so much Val

mycamerandme365 said...

Hi Maggie, having had an elderly cat (15) who has spent a lot of the past few years being sick, I read with interest your blogging about dried food being implicated in cats vomiting so often. I cut the dried food out of Misty's diet and in 5 weeks or so she has only been sick twice and has got her appetite back......... with a vengence. Thank you so much for posting such valuable information.
ps. I'd love the Flower foot. Oz Sue.

English Rose said...

Hi Maggie,
nearly missed this! Smudge is totally gorgeous, and Stevens nose must be well and truly out of joint, poor love.
I would love the chance at either the stitched piece or a gizmo, please. Congratulations on your first blog birthday Maggie, keep up the great work.

Jacquelines blog said...

I love to be in for all three of them :-)

Margaret S said...

Hi Maggie, I would be delighted to be added to the hat for all three give aways if that's not being greedy, really fancy having ago at something new. I'm ana vid reader of your blog although I don't comment half as much as I should. XX Mgt

artisbliss said...

I'm commenting to say that I'd be thrilled to get any of these!!

Hope things calm down around your house catwise, but I have a feeling Smudge will just have to grow out of it.

SHELAGH said...

Hi Maggie
Great inspiring blog. I have just started one this last week

If I am a hat puller lucky then I would love the stitching please

shelagh

http://shelaghfolgte.blogspot.com

Julie said...

I'm no good with gadgets so I'd love to be in for the embroidery please.

MargB said...

Maggie I enjoy your blog and would love a flower foot.

That is one gorgeous kitten - I hope he has settled in and that you are better.

Joan Plummer said...

have been reading your blog from the start...love the new babe...I had a new babe but she kept attacking my husbands hands and with great sadness we had to send her back, I know what little perils they can be.
Loved your talk and workshop in Lincs.
Also your new book,another treasure