Monday, May 19, 2008

Giveaway Gathering

Look at all the pretty ladies gathered around, awaiting news on my Giveaway! It's Time!

Hopefully you all know by now that when I say I will do something in the morning I mean any time before dark right? Before we get to it, I need to tell you about one last adventure which 2 lucky winners will receive purchases from. About a month ago I was browsing the internet, as I do, and was checking out different kinds of sock yarn because all the socks you ladies are making make me almost want to knit. I found this neat site that had tons of cotton and bamboo, intriguing. When I got to the bottom of the page it had a little icon where it posted the location of the shop and the weather etc. At first I thought I was going crazy. It said "Safford, AZ", and I was wondering how this site knew to tell me the weather of the place I was about to visit, magic. But no, it was in Safford which was a shock to me because I had never heard of it. The thing about Safford is, it is even more isolated than the mission we were at. When you leave Phoenix you drive for 3 hours on the same road, no turns until you get their and have to make a few turns to my house. You do pass through 2 towns half way but still no turns. So to think this place was located in Safford and I had never heard of it was crazy. When I got home, I e-mailed the owner and asked if we could come by. It makes more sense now, because she mostly does mail-order, but still, having a place like this in close proximity to my mom is great. She said we could come by and she would show us around. Sweet! The shop, Cotton Clouds, is out a few miles with a beautiful view of the mountain, which is partly why they live there apparently. Irene welcomed us in to the trailer where there were rows of head to toe yarn. She explained every one to us. It really was something, since I am so new to yarn and all. Then she let us free, scary. We managed to leave without too much damage but there were some must haves. These two are my favorite. They are both so soft, but each in a different way. Can you guess what they are made of? I couldn't have so I will show you. Milk and Corn! Isn't that nuts. The milk one is made from the milk proteins somehow, that must stick to the bit of cotton. I am keeping the milk one and the corn one is going to another special knitter. (click to enlarge)

Anyway, I had to have yarn for the giveaway, that was my whole reason for going. So, that is where the yarn in the package comes from. If you don't knit, I am sure you know someone who does. Thanks for hanging with me for the long winded explanation, I was just so excited.

Two winners will receive...

The colors of yarn are different for each one, as is the fragrances. The fabric is 2 fat quarters of desert motif batiks. There will also be a homemade ditty and possibly some vintage scraps from Great Grandma Olsen's collection. Sound fair?

In order to enter please leave a comment on this post along with a few of your favorite colors and/or color combos and your favorite movie. I will do my best to customize the homemade ditty to those colors, but no guarantees ok.

Tell all your bloggy friends. If I do happen to notice (or you tell me and link to it) that you have posted about it on your blog I will enter you twice!
Contest ends this Sunday night at midnight, Eastern time. I will announce winners Monday morning. Have a great week everyone. EDIT***Ending time has changed to Monday Night and winner Picked Tuesday

*For this giveaway, you do have to have a blog to enter, since that is where I have recieved my love. If you don't have one maybe now is the time!


Nancy said...

All Right, I get to be first...
Have a blog, check

favorite color combo, red/yellow

favorite movie, In and Out with Kevin Kline...funniest movie I ever saw....

BigCat said...

Hey Stacy

What a great giveaway. Count me in. Favourite colours are pink, orange and purple.

Favourite movie - that's a tough one. I'm going to pick My Big Fat Greek Wedding for today. Ask me tomorrow and it will be a different one.

I will definitely be putting a post on my blog about such an excellent giveaway too.


Drewzel said...

I love the illustration of the women!

Me me me - fave colours, aqua blue, choccy brown and pale pink. Fave Movie - Breakfast at Tiffanys.

Yay, and currently the blog is:

lil said...

Stacy, here are my fav colors and combos
red, pink, flashy greens, turquoise

movie, ..... oh there's one I could watch forever and it's called Ladyhawk

well, my blog
but you know that one already

upstateLisa said...

OMG! so many questions!!!!
I love green (bright), but I also love black/white combos, and have taken to robin egg blue with red combo recently. I love color!!!
I like a lot of movies.... I loved Jack Lemmon in Missing. An oldie.
I will post your giveaway at my blog when I have a chance. Today, is my last school book fair (yay) but I will be there almost the entire day.

Carolyn said...

My favorite colors are constantly changing, right now I'm into pastel blues and pinks. Usually it's cranberry, navy, hunter green and tan. I also love yellows and neutrals. Favorite movies? Have to be the Harry Potter movies and "You've Got Mail" with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

Wait, was I supposed to choose one color and one movie? :o)

Jacquie said...

So generous of you! Favorite colors...aqua, red, pink...I could go on! Fav movie...hmmmmm...The Turning Point. I could watch those two dance forever!

Anonymous said...

Hi, my blog is
Favorite colors are brown, tan, green, berry, blue
Favorite movies.. don't laugh, all of Jackie Chans movies

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love the idea of that organic yarn. so so so ooo pretty. Thanks Stacy. You're very sweet. Nice to have a give away from your fun trip home.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I shouldn't even enter because I know you already have a goodie coming our way. But favorite color combinations yellow and red. And my favorite movie is GroundHog Day. Yayy

janet said...

Hi Stacy
I would love to take part in your giveaway too. I have a blog (as you know we are DJ 'sisters'!)
My favourite colour is aqua, turquoise whatever you want to call it.
My favourite movie always was 'An officer and a gentleman' but I watched Forrest Gump for the first time last weekend and thought that was pretty good - some great life lessons in it I thought!

Tipper said...

How nice you are! My favorite colors are red and brown my favorite movie- Napolean Dynomite.

You really had an amazing trip all the way around!

craftydiane said...

Hi Stacy,
Please count me in on your giveaway!
Love your blog! I just opened a blog account and will be adding lots to it!
I love looking at all the crafty blogs out there!

favorite colors:
blue, scarlet, gold (yellow)

favorite movie:
Gone With The Wind
Love that Clark Gable!

Thank you so much for entering me in the give away!

Have a Blessed Day,

Anonymous said...

I like the color combos:

Brown and Pink and Bright green and bright pink!!!

Steel Magnolia's is my favorite. A close second is Mrs. Potter!

BusyLittleQuilter said...

A giveaway! I'm excited! The picture on your post reminds me of how I give plants away to my neighbors. Last year we gave tons of Iris' away, and this year we have lots of other things to giveaway, too! What's funny is that these plants have been given to me by friends, too! Everything keeps multiplying!

My favorite color combination is pink and green, but I like just about every color.

My favorite movie today is 27 Dresses!

RobinE said...

Ooo! Super giveaway! Count me in! :)


Favorite color combos: green and pink; and I love earthy tones like browns, greens, greys, etc.

Favorite movie: I have to decide? Hmm... I think I'll go with The Two Towers. I just love, love, love the battle at Helm's Deep. And the Rohan theme music just calls to my heart.

Jodz said...

Great giveaway.
My favourite colour is purple but I don't really use it on anything :)
I have favoutite movies for different moods so I will choose....Mozart and the Whale.

Cheers Jodz

mill said...

Wow I love the things you have in your comp! :)

My favourite colours are pastel blue and pink... and mint green ;)

My favourite movie..I would have to say The Notebook. I am a sucker for a romantic movie!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the story of how you found the yarn - it looks so soft! My favourite movie is "The Big Chill" and my favourite colour is blue. I have a mother/daughter craft and cooking blog with my 11 yr old daughter and her fave movie is "The Princess Diaries" and she loves purple and pink!

Shelina said...

What a beautiful giveaway. I would love to be entered in your drawing.
My favorite colors today are purple and orange, but they change everyday, so any color combination would be great.
My favorite movie today is Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian, since it is the last one I watched and therefore remember what happened!

Belinda said...

Hi Stacy,
What a lovely personalised giveaway!
My favourite colour combo would be darkish brown with duck egg blue at the moment (specific I know!!).
Favourite movie - Ocean's 11 - the Pitt/Clooney version of course - spunky story and spunky stars!
Thanks again!

Two Peas In a Pod said...

What a great giveaway. Im not sure if you will ship it overseas but if yes then I would love to be entered. I saw your giveaway from Bigcat, I hope you dont mind my lurking.

My fav. colors right now are yellow and pink. My favorite movie is Pretty Woman...hands down best movie ever....
Cheers Kyla

Maureen said...

Oh cool Stacy. ( and yes, I mentioned you on my blog )

My fave colors are warm neutrals, tans, browns, black and white tho a dash of clear red is always good.

Favorite movie??? Larry the Arab always ranks way up there for me (Lawrence of Arabia of course..)

SadieandLance said...

Hip hip hooray for giveaways! How generous and what a nice way to collect up new blogs to look at.

I think Olive green is may fav colour at the moment, funny cause I've always hated green but have a thing for it lately.

Fav movie is The Wizard of Oz, no kidding!

Come visit me here sometime:

Oh and that milk and corn yarn is sensational!

Deb C. said...

Wow! What a great find you have. I found your link thru Upstatelisa's blog. My favorite color combos are red and tan or navy & white. I'm not a real movie buff but I have always liked Rainman with Tom Cruise & Dustin Hoffman.

Claudia said...

Is it interesting what you can find just around the corner? :D
?I would love to try for this giveaway. Let's see: my blog is, my favorite colors are green and silver, and as for the movie, there are so many... But I think I would stay with a classic: Singing in the Rain.

Stephanie said...

Hi, came here from Applique Today!

Favorite color combos? Turquoise and purple.

Favorite movie? First place: Gone With the Wind. Second place: Tied between Tootsie and The Princess Bride.

Blog? "Scraps" at

Jeanne said...

My all time favorite movie has to be "The Way We Were" with Robert Redford and Barbara Streisand. Dates me, huh?
Right now I think double pinks and browns, cheddar and poison greens are my favorite colors.

Anonymous said...

favorite color: yellow

movie: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, OR Rock n' Roll High School. I can watch either every year, and each still seems fresh.

Joyce said...

favorite colors Lime green and Hot Pink--not necessarily together.

White Christmas with Bing Crosby

proudgrits11 said...

Here's my blog.
I'm in the Phoenix west valley.
I'll give ya a shout-out for an extra entry! :)
My favorite color combo is grassy green, turquoise and brown.
Favorite movie is "Bringing Up Baby" with Cary Grant and Kate Hepburn.

Anonymous said...

what a lovely giveaway you are having!!! My favourite colours would be pinks and purples, it is soooo hard to name just one movie????? I would have to say at the moment.....Attonement!! :)

Kylie said...

Yeah another comp - have a blog

Fav Colours - Aqua and Browns at the moment!

Fav Movie - would have to be "Made of Honour" went and saw it this week - first time I have been to the movies in about 2 years!

sewfunky said...

My favourite colours at the moment are the orange/pink combo.

My favourite movie of all time would have to be the princess bride, but I love many others.

I have a giveaway on my blog too!

check it out...

Chocolate Cat said...

My favorite colors....mmm....this is really hard..... think would have to be red, purple and lime green (not necessarily all together!).
Favorite movie is also hard ....I think today I would say 'Chocolat'.
Enjoy reading your blog, thanks for sharing.

susan said...

had to come check you out@, altho it was via oodles and oodles not your linkie at our group on flickr!
that is so weird that the place was there all along! that is so great that the yarn is made from corn and milk!!
mm i love blues, reds, oranges, aqua, pinks, all but the darkest greens!! thanks!

Hannah said...

What a fab giveaway!
Hmmm...favourite colours- charcoal & olive green.
Favourite movie is a hard one. I'll go, 'Kill Bill'. I just love Quentin Tarantino's films.
My blog:

Rhonda said...

Hi Stacy,
It's Rhonda from,
My favorite color or color combo is ever changing. Right now, red is the one that's getting my attention. This may be wild for some people, but my fav combo for now is orange, yellow, and pink!
Favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice, but I also enjoy a good comedy and action movies.
Thanks for letting me know of your giveaway; I'll put in on my blog. Do stop over at my blog; I'm also doing a giveaway.

Bunny said...

Stacy, Thanks for coming by my blog. You always leave such wonderful comments for me. It looks Like you had a wonderful vacation to visit your family.
As you cans see from My Dear Jan I love Every color. But if I had to pick it would be red.
For a favorite movie I would have to say You Got Mail, because I also bought the Early movies this was a remake of. (In the good old Summertime,with Judy Garland, and Shop Around the Corner, with James Stewart)And I will Marathon all three. :)

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and it's great! My favorite color combo is olive green and light dusty the moment anyway. So many color combo's are amazing it's hard to choose! And my favorite movie is, Barefoot in the Park. Love it.

anne bebbington said...

Ooh yes please include me - my favourite colour combination has to be tealgreen with terracotta and my favourite movie is a toss up between Robin Hood Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner and Witness with Harrison Ford - actually no competition Robin Hood wins - you gotta love Kevin naked in the waterfall!!!

craftydiane said...

Hi Stacy,
I have already commented for this giveaway, but I have changed blogs and wanted you to know. My new blog is:

Have a Blessed Day,

Amy said...

Yah! I have a blog and some favourite colours so I can enter. Colours - red and white, blog

Joanna at appliqué today sent me. She raves about your writing and I tend to agree

Karen said...

I hope that you take up knitting. My mom taught me when I was very young and everyone remembers her for her knitting. The yarn and fabric are very very cool.

Collectincat said...

OOOH what fun! I jsut found you and am hoping I'm in time. My blog is Hope I remembered that right.

Fav colors are purples, greens, touch of pinks.

Any movie with dancing in it is a great favorite automatically in my book. Flash Dance, Dirty Dancing, Step Up, that one with Richard Gere, you get the picture.

Have done a few pair of socks and it was great fun doing the wild colors and wearing them at my age

Will definately add your blog to my blog and mention this great kindness.

Carol Van Rooy said...


colours: blue and white

movie: dirty dancing/grease ... it's so hard to decide