1/16/16

A Celebration Giveaway!

Sorry...the giveaway is over.


Well, I'm pleased as punch at the news I have for you today. Maybe you haven't heard the proclamation: The Quilting Snowladies are finished!


And you've all been so sweet with your well wishes about the finish. As I've told you before, the cute embroidery designs for the Quilting Snowladies are the clever artistry of Carol L. Steffensen of Chickadee Hollow Designs. Carol and I have been emailing back and forth about another matter, and she asked me to send her a picture of my finished quilt. In the process, Carol generously agreed to sponsor today's giveaway of the WHOLE SET of the Quilting Snowladies. And take it from me...these little snowladies are so much fun to stitch! Not only that...there's a veritable party going on in your sewing room all the time when you have them for company. If you haven't met the snowladies yet, you can see all twelve of them right here.

So let's get right down to it. How can you win a set of your own? Here's how this is gonna go:

1. Head on over there to Carol's website at Chickadee Hollow Designs, click on one or more of the shop categories. For a chance to win, tell me which among her many patterns you'd love to make. There's so much to choose from, and I know you're going to love shopping there as much as I do.

2. You can earn a second chance to win by signing up for Carol's newsletter. Scroll on down to the bottom of her home page, sign up, and then, come back and leave another comment telling me you've done that.

3. You can get a third chance to win by being a follower of mine...new or salty...we're not picky here at the Three Cats Ranch. Check out the many ways to follow in my left sidebar there, and then leave me a comment telling me your method. (Madness is strictly optional.)

4. Make sure I have a way to contact you! No reply equals no chance to win. If you're not sure, then leave your email with your comment. Here's a clue: if no one ever replies to comments you leave on blogs, there's a reason.

I'll leave this giveaway open until 11:59 p.m. (PST) Tuesday, and then announce the winner on Wednesday morning. Oh yes, and this giveaway is open to all residents of Planet Earth. Good luck!


146 comments from clever and witty friends:

Arlene Adams said...

Ohhhh Barbara - I just love, love, love the Bag Ladies! That would be my choice.....although the snowladies are so darn cute too....

Arlene Adams said...

I signed up with Carol. I will be letting go of some of my dollars at her site! Oh well, it that or spend it on fabric.....

Donna said...

The Quilting Snow Ladies are hands down my favorite! I also love, love, love the Sew Special Mini Charms (set 3 being my favorite. Thanks to you and Carol for the giveaway opportunity.

Donna said...

I am all signed up for Chickadee Hollow Designs' newsletter.

Donna said...

I have been a follow of yours for several years. I follow on Feedly and Facebook.

Crickets Corner said...

Congratulations on finishing your Snowladies! I've been watching your progress and love it. Really like the way you quilted it. Went over to Carol's site and fell in love with The Bag Ladies of the Fat Quarter Club. Of course they aren't quite as cute as the Snowladies but I have a thing about snow people. Rina

Crickets Corner said...

Signed up for the newsletter.

Crickets Corner said...

I've been a follower of yours for ages. Cat Patches is the first blog I look for everyday. The latest adventures of Barbara, Smitty and Maggie's new boyfriend (your hubby)are not to be missed. I even got my sister hooked on Cat Patches and she doesn't read blogs. Got you covered via Facebook and blogger and Bloglovin. Rina

Lyndsey said...

Opphs I signed up for the newsletter forgetting I already get it.

Lyndsey said...

Already on my wishlist are the bag ladies and wildflowers but I see something else everytime I visit.

Lyndsey said...

I've followed you for a long time as I love the goings on at the three cat ranch whether it's quilting, stitchery, cooking road trips, cats or chilling out with family. Great work on the snowladies.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The Jingle Socks are just adorable - all of her ornaments are too, but the socks just tickle me. - congrats on that big finish!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I'm a salty.

gpc said...

How nice of Carol! It is not a matter of it, but when -- now that you've finally finally gotten me to the point that I have started to embroider again, I think it will be part of my daily schedule. Why not, since I am creating one all anew! I will likely start with the simple but adorable christmas tree -- I realized just lately that I have no holiday items any more but of course my daughter in law does, and I want some of my work, memories of me, to be woven into their traditions, so I will make it for them.

gpc said...

Assuming salty is just another of the many ways to say old, I am a salty follower, in more ways than one.

gpc said...

I've signed up for Carol's newsletter and I'm excited to place my first order! :)

Quilting Tangent said...

Signed up for Carol's newletter. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Vicki Price said...

Following you on Bloglovin and Facebook.

Quilting Tangent said...

Get giveaway! Following on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Vicki Price said...

Added myself to Carol's newsletter list.

Teresa in Music City said...

WOW! What a win that would be!!! I've so enjoyed seeing your Ladies from start to finish, and of course often thought I'd like to do them too. The designs are so unique - Carol is a wonderful designer! Her Quilting Snowladies is my favorite, but the Bagladies designs are awfully darn cute too!

Teresa in Music City said...

I signed up for Carol's newsletter!

Vicki Price said...

I like Carol's Autumn Roses patterns.

Teresa in Music City said...

And of course, I'm a pretty darn salty follower! I follow by both GFC and Facebook =^..^=

Marlene said...

How generous of Carol. Some lovely designs on her website. Apart from the Snowladies The Bag ladies are wonderful-made me chuckle looking through them. Thanks for the chance to enter Barbara.

Marlene said...

Signed up for the newsletter.

Marlene said...

Follower via GFC

Quilting Tangent said...

The snowladies of course is at the top of the list. Happy Halloween from Carol louise Hand Embroidery is on my list. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Elaine said...

Liked her autumn ornaments, especially moonlight and mittens. She too incorporates lots of cats in her work. Thanks for the chance to win

Elaine said...

Signed up for carol's newsletter

Elaine said...

And I follow you via email, Facebook and bloglovin....so never miss your wonderful updates on your world of sewing, cats, your engineer hubby and the rest of the family on occasion.

liniecat said...

Those Snowladies do look fine all quilted safe n snug together. I'm thinking they will have a comfy home with great company from here on in !
Miss Maggie really is divinely coloured and Smitty is really smitten me thinks, he's finding it harder n harder to hide, but he's smitten alright :)
I'm a follower

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I would love to make some of the vintage Christmas ornaments, especially the kitty.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I also signed up for Carol's newsletter.

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

And...I follow you by email and on Facebook.

barbara woods said...

love her tall pines tree skirt, thanks

barbara woods said...

follow your blog and you on facebook

barbara woods said...

signed up for her newsletter

sophie said...

I had a nice click around, but like some others, the Quilting Snowladies are my favorite pattern (and your quilt is wonderful). Congratulations on your finish.

sophie said...

I signed up for her newsletter.

sophie said...

I follow your blog with Feedly and also follow you on Facebook.

CathieJ said...

Oh my goodness, how to choose. I love the Quilting Snowladies and the redwork. Those are my favorites, but I may have to purchase some of those Vintage ornaments for any holiday. Thanks for that link.

Valerie Reynolds said...

Ya know I'm a happy follower!! So great to see you snowladies finished...and NOW a chance to win a copy!! YEAH!!!!!

CathieJ said...

I joined Carol's newsletter.

CathieJ said...

I follow you on Blogger.

Lee said...

I love her vintage Christmas ornaments, especially the cat, angel and Santa! thank you!

Lee said...

I signed up for her newsletter!

Lee said...

I am a follower of yours w/ bloglovn!

Suzanne Ramsay said...

I would love to win Dream, Celebrate, Believe pattern. I prepare the patches, and my mother embroiders them. We are making quilts for each of my children and my niece and nephew to start. This pattern would be a wonderful addition to a quilt.

Suzanne Ramsay said...

I have subscribed to the Chickadee Hollow newsletter as well as added to my bloglovin list

Suzanne Ramsay said...

I have been following you on bloglovin for most of 2015. I really enjoy your posts as we have three cats..... My mother embroiders, I prepare and quilt. We enjoy making these combined quilts. The photos of your work in progress really encourages me and I have completed more work since I follow you because I now carve out small amounts of time to quilt even though my day is busy, thanks to your example.

Janice said...

I love how your quilt turned out! So beautiful...I've been in love with he quilting snowladies since I I first saw them here and would love to make them up one day!

Janice said...

I've sign up for her newsletter!

Janice said...

I've been following along pretty much daily by popping onto your blog but I've now signed up to follow by email.

GranChris said...

I would be in heaven with the Snowlady collection. It would be my sitting in the doctor's office, waiting in the????, traveling in the car, etc project. Your quilt is show ready.

GranChris said...

I signed up for E-mails.

GranChris said...

I follow you on BL.

Debi Workman said...

I registered for her newsletter--or at least I hope I did since I did not see a receipt or something.

Debi Workman said...

Thanks for being so generous and if I don't win once I smile again I will buy those quilt ladies as they are too darn cute. I follow you on Facebook, Digg for your blog and Panther Band page-- not that it really says anything about you!!

Debi Workman said...

I love the snow ladies. After that I think the patriotic ornaments are cute and the bag ladies are very clever and fun.

Christine M said...

I've enjoyed watching your Snow ladies quilt grow, Barbara. It looks fantastic finished. I love Carol's Vintage Christmas ornaments. I think the snow globe is my favourite but it's very hard to choose!

Christine M said...

I follow you with GFC and have you on my blog list. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. What a fabulous prize.

Betsy said...

I love vintage autumn. I can't believe how affordable it is

Betsy said...

I already follow on bloglovin

Juliet Nowlan said...

Like the Snow Ladies the best but really like the Bag Ladies too!

Juliet Nowlan said...

I have signed up for Chicadee Hollow News Letter

Juliet Nowlan said...

I am an email follower of you. Have only been a follower for a few months but love to see your blogs and looking at all your beautiful creations and hearing the latest cat news.

Hope Mitchner said...

I love the four redwork patterns for the seasons.

Hope Mitchner said...

I signed up for Chickadee Hollow emails.

Hope Mitchner said...

I follow you on bloglovin

Nancy in IN said...

I love the mini quilts

Nancy in IN said...

I follow you by email.

Donna said...

I love the ornaments - the Christmas ones and the stockings. I also liked the Christmas tree skirt.

Sherry said...

Thank you for offering a giveaway!!!! Even though I love many of her designs Quilting Snowladies are hands down my favorite. But I would also have to add a kitty to all of them.

Sherry said...

I signed up for the newsletter, not sure why I hadn't done that previously, thanks for the nudge.

Sherry said...

I assume I would be considered very "salty" as I follow you on Bloglovin, Facebook and Google Friends Connect. If Smitty posts or one of the other kitties I have been known to read the same post on all three. I like to laugh!

Bonnie58 said...

I'd love to try Carols machine embroidery of the snow ladies. Thanks for sharing. bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com

Bonnie58 said...

Thanks for sharing. I've signed up for Carol's newsletter. bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com

Synthia said...

I've been a follower of yours for many months! :-) I would like to win the pattern "Sugar Maples Coasters". I've signed up for her newsletter. Now I have my fingers crossed that I'll be a winner!!!

Bonnie58 said...

I am a salty follower. Love your blog.Thanks for sharing. bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com

MoniqueB said...

I just love the bag ladies!

MoniqueB said...

I signed up for Chickadee Hollow Designs Newsletter. :-)

MoniqueB said...

I'm a salty follower on Bloglovin'. Enjoy your long weekend!

Lynn - JnL4God said...

I have been a long time stalker I mean follower with bloglovin :)

Lynn - JnL4God said...

I really like the snow ladies - I've done a lot of her vintage ornaments and if I were to pick something other than those I like her Crazy Stitch patterns.

Lynn - JnL4God said...

I signed up for her newsletter.

Abbigail said...

I signed up for her newsletter.

Abbigail said...

Oh!! She has those little buttons I've been searching for!
And she has the snowladies on machine embroidery! That's what I'd love to have. The snowladies pattern!

Abbigail said...

I've been receiving your newsletter for some time now! Thanks!

Laura said...

So much fun. Love those My Crazy Stitching patterns.

Laura said...

I signed up for Chickadee Hollow newsletter.

Laura said...

I'm a follower of yours, Barbara and enjoy the way you describe your life - quilts, cats and other!

Barb H said...

I'd like to make many of the Chickadee Hallow designs but most of all the little shelf pillows--Dream, Celebrate, Believe. So very cute!

Barb H said...

And, now I've signed up for the Chickadee Hollow mailing list! I'll be able to see all the new designs as they are offered!

Barb H said...

Thirdly, Barbara, you know that I've been following you on Blogspot for the past few years and never tire of reading your posts--and Smitty's too!

Nita said...

What a fun giveaway! Thanks for introducing me to that shop...I love the vintage christmas ornaments to stitch...also the charm & mini charm ornament kits. Perfect for slipping into christmas cards. :)

Nita said...

...and I'm an old salt follower. :)

Kate said...

I'm just going to say congrats on the finish! Woohoo and finally! I won last time, so if you accidentally draw my number, repick. ;)

Kate said...

I'm just going to say congrats on the finish! Woohoo and finally! I won last time, so if you accidentally draw my number, repick. ;)

Kathy H said...

I love her patterns and you did such a wonderful job on your quilt. Love the quilting and the addition of the cat to each one. I really love her vintage ornaments, one new to me is Valentine ornament #4.my favorite.

Kathy H said...

I signed up for her newsletter.

Kathy H said...

I follow you by email. Have been having so much fun watching the cats' antics.

Beth said...

Before you give us something, shouldn't we be giving you something, like a big gold star for finishing? Hooray for you and the Snow Ladies!

I had a fun time looking through all the patterns. I might choose the Redwork seasons, which look like an easy-going project that would make a sweet keepsake kind of gift.

Beth said...

I signed up for the newsletter with my wordygirl at earthlink dot net email addy.

Beth said...

And I am so happy to follow you via email, with my wordygirl at earthlink dot net email address, too.

Cecilia said...

I love her Snow Ladies, red work, and Vintage Stars quilt pattern. Thanks for the introduction!

Cecilia said...

I also signed up for Carol's newsletter.

Cecilia said...

I follow your blog via Bloglovin.

Sue McDermott said...

I love the Jingle Socks Ornaments patterns. Thanks for sending me to her website.

Sue McDermott said...

I also signed up for Carole's newsletter.

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Sue McDermott said...

I've been a silent follower for about 12 months and you have finally brought this shy fan out into the open.susiemac61@gmail.com

Linda said...

HI,I also signed up for Carole's newsletter.
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Linda said...

HI,I FOLLOW YOU+CATS VIA GMAIL+BLOG LOVIN'!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Linda said...

HI,Love the Jingle Socks Ornaments patterns. THANKS FOR SHARING!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

quiltzyx said...

I couldn't narrow it down to just one thing, so I'll tell you both: The Vintage Christmas Kitty and the Sew Special Mini Charms. It was just too hard....

quiltzyx said...

And yes, I'm a salty stalker. At Blogger & on Facebook.

Deb said...

Oh my I love and want to make all of the Bag Ladies of the Fat Quarter club, and the Roses for Mom in Pink, oh let's be honext I want to make all the hand embroidery to start with, I thank you for leading me to a new site.

Deb said...

Yes I signed up for the mailing list newsletter, oh my I just love the patterns

Deb said...

And I am now stalking err following you via email. Thank you

Susan said...

The Quilting Ladies are my favorite, followed by the Bag Ladies.

Susan said...

I signed up for the Chickadee email news.

Susan said...

I have been following you for a couple of years now

Susan said...

I should have added by email.

Elaine Walker said...

I love The Quilting Snowladies and the Bag Ladies. I have been following your blog for a while now. I really enjoy when the cats post. Signed up for Carole's newsletter.

Chris said...

Just fell in love with her Vintage Valentine collection. And the Bag Ladies of the Fat Quarter Club. Rock, paper, scissors...

Chris said...

I follow you with Bloglovin'.

Chris said...

Yup...all signed up for the newsletter.

Judy1522 said...

I would love to make the Quilting Snowladies. Your quilt turned out beautiful and it has been fun to see it progress to the finish.

Judy1522 said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

Judy1522 said...

I follow you on bloglovin.

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

I love the Snow ladies.. the Bag ladies are just as adorable!

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

I signed up for the mailing list!

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

I follow you with Feedly..

Jacque said...

(Waving madly) Oh, I want to win the Snow Ladies! I've been talking to myself while I watched you embroider/quilt, and telling Self that I really should make them my next hand project!! Thanks for the chance to win!
quiltnsrep@yahoo.com

Jacque said...

I'm an Official Ancient Follower. (grin)
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jacque said...

Now I'm an Official New Newsletter Getter at Chickadee Hollow!
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jacque said...

Oh, I forgot to say that I visited...and the Snow Ladies are still my fav....tho the Minis caught my eye, too!

Lana Ku said...

I adore the Snow Ladies, but Millicent the bag lady is pretty cute. I think she'll be having some of that vino while enjoying the 99 cent fat quarter Friday night. Hic! Oh, excuse me.

Lana Ku said...

And I'm just a bit salty. Started stalking....I mean er....following you a few months back by email, bloglovin, & FB. ;-)

Kate said...

I'm a long time follower, but really just want to congratulate on another spectacular finish!

Janet S said...

I follow you every day and love all the "trouble" you get into! Congratulations on a wonderful completion of the Quilted Snowladies!

Janet S said...

I would love to make the homespun Christmas tree! I love all the button ornaments and perhaps a visit to the button emporium would be in order!

Anonymous said...

I am still in love with the Snow ladies. So creative and fun. I would love to do them one day. Thanks for the chancre. Helen G. hrglover@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I follow you by email and have for a couple of years. Love seeing your cat adventures. I miss my Tiger who left last year. Thanks for the giveaway! Helen G. hrglover@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Just signed up for Chickadee Hollow emails. love the site and will be going back there. Helen G. hrglover@hotmail.com