Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My First Giveaway!

I am joining the Giveaway bloggers. This giveaway is open to all. I will ship internationally. The rules are simple - leave me one - only one - comment telling me something amusing. I want to LAUGH! Below is my example ----

I once had a beautiful skein of Christmas red yarn and a 20 lb. Persian housemate. Arriving home from work I found no Mr. Cat to greet me; nor would he come or answer my calls. The yarn basket was overturned. I was wondering if the police would consider taking a missing person report for a beloved cat when I discovered my very embarrassed, unusually silent cat hanging upside down, in the air, between my twin beds. He was "tied" very tightly in red yarn, which was wrapped elaborately between the beds. Scissors were required to free Mr. Cat. And it is an unsolved mystery to this day. Was this crime committed TO or BY the cat?

 The winner will receive .....
Lucky Stars pattern by Atkinson Designs AND a $25.00 gift certificate from the online quilt shop of their choice. There could be more goodies - little surprises - added!

Please make sure I can contact you via e-mail otherwise your name, regretfully, will be eliminated. The drawing will July 25, 2011 using the random generator. I will contact the winner via e-mail to get the name of your selected online quilt shop and your mailing details. There are links to several of my favorite online quilt shops on my sidebar, which you can select or give me another.

Best of luck to all! For the record, the adorable Ms Cha Cha (my current house cat) would never "steal" yarn. She is much too well behaved or so she would like you and me to believe.

HAPPY QUILTING TO ALL!


23 comments:

Miss 376 said...

My cats pinch my pins!
What a lovely giveaway.
We had a real "You've Been Framed" moment last night. We had three girls visiting, and they decided to go outside. One was helpfully pulling excess pond weed out of the pond when her friend came along, grabbed her and said "saved your life". Unfortunately, she forgot to hang on, and Liz ended up in the pond with water up to her shoulders.
Everyone was laughing too much to give her much sympathy

Stray Stitches said...

Congrats on holding your first giveaway and a great one it is!!
Something funny? Really? This early in the morning? I'm looking in the nooks and crannies but all I'm seeing is fog - sorry :(

Barb said...

So....Mr. cat...silently waited (as he always does) for everyone to leave the home...feeling rather energetic this day....he noticed the ceiling fan running and decided it was his day to take a ride on it...so gathering the yarn, he would run and jump...run and jump...each time getting closer and closer to this fan until he noticed that he was all tangled up and hanging upside down....very frustrated and embarassed that he got caught and had to be cut out of the yarn.

Joanna said...

Did I ever tell you about our flaming toaster? One of my very vivid memories of my youth is seeing my mother running by me out of the kitchen with our toaster which was ablaze and tossing it outside into a pile of snow. Thank God nothing happened to her, but she joked about it afterwards. And fortunately, it was winter:)

Winona said...

We were invited to some friends' house. We were suppose to take the dessert. It was pouring down rain, so we all made a run for the car. Our second daughter carried the cake. Yep, she dropped it upside down on the sidewalk. She tried to save it, but our dogs ran out and started eating it. I was so in shock, that I never said a word. Needless to say, we showed up without dessert. LOL Just one more... same daughter, another cake. We were all eating it and everyone commented on how it tasted like the stew we had for supper. Hmm, seems once again she dropped the cake upside down in the stew. She fished it out and hurried up and iced it. She hoped no one would know. LOL This daughter grew up and is an excellent cook now. I am just surprised that we all survive her learning to cook. LOL Great giveaway.

Lisa Marie said...

Last summer, my husband and some buddies went mountain biking in Tennessee. It was a high adventure, tough guy type outing. Well, my husband came down a hill too fast, hit a log bridge that was wet, and had his tire go off the side of it. Over the handlebars he went! Apparently (from what I hear) it was a spectacular crash. Unfortunately he landed badly and broke his collarbone. His buddies begrudgingly hauled him off to the emergency room. The girl filling out the paperwork asked him what caused his injury. He told the big spectacular story about the crash. She wrote on his paperwork “Fell off bike.” Who’s a tough guy now?

Brita said...

After celebrating a friend's birthday, we walked them to the door, and said our goodbyes. When I came into the house, I spotted our old and slow 19-year old beagle face down in the birthday cake, gobbling as fast as she could! She, who could barely climb the two steps onto the porch, and who had to be lifted into the car, had jumped onto the dining room table and helped herself!

deserae said...

Lol! Silly cat. I think it was committed by him! :)

Needled Mom said...

Cats are the most interesting creatures, aren't they? Too bad you did not have a video of the whole thing. We once adopted a basset hound dog. I had baked bread one day and as it was cooling the dog grabbed one whole loaf and took off out the front door with it. I was chasing the dog to retrieve it and it was quite the scene. I have no idea why I wanted it back because we would have never eaten it. The dog won!

Vesuviusmama said...

While at dinner with my husband and a bunch of his guy friends the other night, my 6 year old son went up to him and said, "Daddy, I'm wearing Mommy's underwear." Understandably, that was a conversation stopper. But there is a good reason. Before dropping my kids off with their dad to go out to dinner with the guys, I took them to the pool to go swimming. Somehow, someone dumped water onmy son's dry clothes. Since we lived too far away to get him home for new clothes before we were to meet my husband, I took my son to the gym where I keep a stash of clean clothes, and gave him some dry underwear and socks to wear. I had to tie a knot in the side of the underwear to get them to stay up on him. My last words were "don't tell Daddy you are wearing my underwear"' but the little stinker just can't keep a secret!

Catskill Quilter said...

At one time, we would get up in the morning and find out that the tv (which we turned off before going to bed) was on, and the channel was always QVC, which we never watched. Did we have a shopping-addicted burglar? One night we finally caught the perpetrator in the act! At 3 am we heard the blare of the tv, and peeked out of our bedroom door to see Ms. Barney, our orange tabby, sitting on top of the remote control, and rocking back and forth to change the channels, until she got QVC. Then she stopped, and settled back to listen. Never did figure out why our dear cat liked the shopping channel!

robin said...

We had company one weekend, and I made bars for a get together and I had several things to put into the car, along with the bars. I put the pan on top of the car for just a sec, and forgot it there. As I left home, it fell on the gravel road, upside down. I noticed and scooped it all back into the pan - it went nicely back into place. I left that pan at home on the counter. Later, company helped themselves... saying... "What's in these? They're really good, but gritty!" Ugh!

Janet said...

A great story! I don't think I can come up with anything as good. My life is filled with small chuckles, not big ones. I have a delightful dog who entertains DH and me with his antics all the time. But wait, yesterday as I was watering my garden I looked up to see a big, black animal looking at me. As we have regular bear visitors, my first panicked thought was of a bear, but it wasn't. It was one of my dog's stray friends, coming for a visit.

Deb said...

Oh my! I'm not really a funny person, but to win your wonderful giveaway, it's worth coming up with something!

My dog is an English Springer spaniel--they are needy dogs! I guess a better term would be people dogs; Pepper HAS to be around someone all the time. She's not an all-over-the-house dog; she lives in our laundry room tied to a leash. But as soon as she sees me get my machine and everything ready to sew, she barks and barks until i bring her blanket over to my sewing table and put her on it. She lays right beside me and goes straight to sleep!! She's my daughter's dog...but I guess she likes me!

quiltma said...

I wish I could come up with a funny but I can't.... Now when your giveaway is over I'll be able to think of alot of them
Thanks for the giveaway

QuiltSue said...

I spent about 10 years wishing that my big sewing machine, called Big Brother, had a seam guide. One day I was looking for a foot in the little bag of tricks that came with the machine, and guess what I found? Yep a real handy-dandy seam guide. Only thing is, I've got so used to sewing 1/4" seams without it, that I can't use it!

Sandy said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. The funniest thing that has happened lately happened when my DH and I were camping recently. I was in the camper washing the lunch dishes when I heard a girl screaming "snake, snake"! I turned around to see my hubby go streaking past the door. Yep, that "girl" was him! LOL! I may never let him forget it!;-)

Jenna Z said...

I once my mom made sugar cookies for halloween and we frosted them with orange frosting she made, except she accidentally used banana flavoring instead of vanilla. When we tasted the cookies, we just couldn't put our finger on what was different. She had to completely retrace her steps and finally realized what had happened. Can you believe none of us could place the banana flavor??

corina said...

I had to answer my cell phone very early one morning, before the lights were on. When I flipped it open to talk all 3 of my dogs looked at me and ran away. Obviously the phone illuminated me - was it the morning hair that scared them or the face?

LethargicLass said...

My cat is jealous of the phone... she can be fast asleep, and even if I tiptoe over, the moment I pick the handle up she wakes up, runs over and starts headbutting me and meowing like her life will end if I don't pet her lol... it's hard to explain to people on the other end of the line LOL

James-Linda said...

NEAT GIVEAWAY!
THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG+IDEAS=NICE!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Marcia W. said...

This is an old joke. I don't tell jokes well so please forgive me in advance.
A wife is married to a miserly gentleman who tells her that when he dies, he wants to take his money with him and be buried with all his fortune. She promises him that she will do so. Well, he dies and the family arranges the funeral. At the end of the viewing and before the casket is closed, the wife walks up and places a paper in her husband's hands. She is asked about the gesture and says, my husband wanted to be buried with all of his money and I keep my promises. So I've left a check for the entire fortune to be buried with him.
mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Amanda said...

One time I had two full chicken breasts (not split, ribs and all) cooling on the counter after I had roasted them. I came back after putting my youngest down for a nap and wanted to shred the chicken for soup - but, no chicken anywhere. The dog had eaten everything, including all the bones in a matter of minutes. There wasn't a trace of anything not even juice, but when I found her, she quickly hung her head and slunk away...