Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Peek-A-Who Blog Hop


It's my day to share with you my spooky contribution to the Peek-A-Who Blog Hop created and hosted by Marian at Seams to be Sew .  Halloween is my favorite holiday.  There are so many fun activities associated with Halloween, and Marian's annual Blog Hop is one of them.  Thank you, Marian, for hosting yet another fang-filled hop for us.

This year I am pleased to introduce you to my Ghastly Greeters, Frank and Dracula.  Frank is snug on his laboratory slab awaiting a jolt of lightning, and Drac is just awakening from a long nap.  They are both ready for a night of Trick-or-Treating with their little pumpkin bags.  

These two were so much fun to make.  I drew them first on gift wrap paper (my favorite pattern paper), then cut out and sewn onto their backgrounds.

Each greeter measures approximately 36" long by 18" wide.  Using the raw-edge applique method made quick work of these guys.  With black thread I sewed around their features at least twice to give them good definition.

Dracula makes a pretty creepy table topper, too. 

Don't Drac and Frank look dashing with their welcoming smiles?  I think my Halloween visitors will love my gracious greeters as much as I do.

Pumpkin carving in our family is serious business.  You can tell by the intense expressions on my family's faces.  We usually have a potluck eat-a-thon on pumpkin carving day as well.  We don't always carve the pumpkins, sometimes we paint them, or just decorate them with all sorts of add-on embellishments.  Whatever torture we choose for our pumpkins, you can bet we'll be laughing loud.

I hope you enjoyed my offering, now go see what my fellow fiends have in store for you. Make sure you visit Marian at Seams To Be Sew; she has a free pattern for you.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Just Because Quilts

And don't forget to enter the Raffle for some great prizes!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Calibre Arts is also giving a savings coupon of 50% off their mats.  Click here to go to Seams to be Sew to enter their giveaway.

Rules and Guidelines For Giveaways
Please take the time to read it.

Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various bloggers for their featured day.

There are no prior announcements on who is doing which sponsor except to the sponsor themselves.

You'll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways.

Not all giveaways can be entered at Seams To Be Sew.

I will start announcing winners on September 11, 2018, and finish announcing winners on October 10, 2018.

In most cases, the blog where you won at also will announce their 

You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.

With the exception of Show and Tell Day, all giveaways run for approximately one week.

You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don't do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.

If you are notified that you are a winner, in most cases, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.

In some cases, you will be asked to comment on the blog to enter the giveaway... do the right thing and thank them for the time it took to create the pattern, thank them for the pattern and...

Thank the sponsor by buying their products for the giveaways. This helps them continue to offer great prizes for these types of events. You can also comment on their social media pages. Even if you don't win, letting them know you love their products is a huge incentive and they really do love hearing from you.

No purchase whatsoever is necessary.

You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.

You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.

All winners are chosen at random.

All winners will be announced on the blogs via the Rafflecopter entry form and/or post by the blogger at the site where they won and here at Seams To Be Sew. All winners must allow for their first name and first initial of their last name to be announced on this blog.

Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.

This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.

Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways.

The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.

Most of the giveaways are international shipping this year
in some cases, you will be asked to pay for shipping your giveaways.

I am not rich and I do not ask sponsors for money, they provide prizes only.

If they shipped the prize to me, you will be asked to pay for shipping.
All giveaways will be shipped that are in my home within 48 hours of my having heard from you.

An invoice will be sent to you via Paypal, and shipping will take place via Paypal, so your Paypal email will be needed to send the invoice. You will receive a tracking number except for overseas shipments. All shipping will either be first class which averages out at 2.77 to 4.00 up to 13 ounces. Paypal fees are added to that amount to cover that fee. All fabric bundles from Michael Miller, Hoffman, and Moda will be shipped via Priority Mail to protect the fabric itself.

Please note, every effort is made to protect the prizes. They go into a plastic bin when I receive them, and it is covered by an air tight cover. I have a dog in my home and I have a smoker in my home, so I do everything possible to protect the prizes.

Most companies are very good about getting prizes off to customers quickly also, but some companies are overseas, so please allow all sponsors a 2-week time period before you report to me that you still haven't received your prize. When the company is overseas, it can take 6 weeks to 90 days for an item to also arrive.

Whether or not you read the above, the rules for giveaways are in place to protect everyone. I do not want to hear you didn't read them, they will be posted on my blog daily during each featured day. There is no excuse for not reading them.