6/08/2009

First ever blog giveaway!!!



I have been thinking about doing a blog giveaway for some time but for one reason or another have never actually got around to it until now. I have been contacted by CSN Rugs who asked if my readers would like a free rug to which I replied, “Yes please”, never being one to look a gift horse in the mouth! Now the only thing that you need to enter this free blog giveaway is an address in the USA or Canada, that is because the company only ships to these countries and the rug will go directly from them to the lucky winner.

I got to choose the prize rug, which was great fun, and reminiscent of a game I used to play as a child. We called it “bagsy” but my husband called it “jigsy”; the rules were simple, you looked through a catalogue, page by page and if an item caught your eye you had to claim it by shouting out “bagsy” and then you had to place your hand on the picture. There were no actual prizes but it kept us amused for hours! Now this time the prize is real, except I don’t get to keep it, I just get the pleasure of choosing it and hoping that the lucky winner likes it too.

So, what did I choose? Well, it was hard to pick just one of the many rugs on the CSN website but I eventually settled for a lovely braided rug that I am sure will appeal to all you quilting fans. It is a Lynette Jensen’s Thimbleberries Sea Glass “Four Seasons” braided rug by Colonial Mills. It measures 27 inches by 46 inches and has an oval shape. I think its warm, rich colours would fit comfortably into most homes; I hope you agree.

All you have to do is have an address in the USA or Canada (sorry to everyone who lives elsewhere, I will do another giveaway soon which everyone can enter). Just leave me a comment and I will be back soon to pick a winner at random, so come on, don’t be shy, help to make my first giveaway a big success.

19 comments:

  1. Good Day Valerie from rainy Michigan. What a lovely surprise to ready you are having your first give away. Oh, How I love braided rugs. I bought my first one back in the 70ish at a craft fair and I still have it. VBG Please enter me in your give away. Love the color ways of this one too. Excellent choice. Hugs Judy

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  2. Hi Valerie,
    What a lovely rug! I don't think I've seen a braided rug in years. I think you've done a wonderful job in the one you selected ; ).

    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog. I know virtually nothing about the paper. I found it in a shop here in Belgium (we are moving back to the states on the 19th after living here for 9 years). I bought it regularly for about 6 months and suddenly there was no more to be found. The shop owner couldn't tell me anything about it, just that it was "finished." I'm sure you, being a book maker, can imagine how sad I was to have lost such a great paper. I still look for it everywhere I go.

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  3. Why I bet I could find many places to enjoy that beautiful rug, some of my favorite colors!

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  4. Well, I live in the U.S. I'll give it a try. And what a revelation! I didn't know that game of going through catalog pages had a name. My sister and I used to do this all the time with the Sears catalog. We never had to say anything. Whoever sat on the left "got" everything on the left-hand side, and the other person got everything on the right. Oh, boy! What simple pleasures, but it did keep us occupied and I'm sure my mother was grateful. - Jeanne in Oregon

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  5. What a fun idea! I'd love to join the fun. It looks like a lovely rug and I enjoy reading your blog and seeing the artwork you share so generously with others.
    Thanks for sharing your talents with others!

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  6. Well ... you know that I am in the States. The braided rug is a beauty, and ... if I had more space in this tiny apartment, I would so want to be part of your giveaway.

    However, this time, I will cheer from the stands, and know that whoever is the lucky recipient will have a true treasure.

    xo

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  7. wow! what a great giveaway, and it's a lovely rug. count me in.

    nettiepete at gmail dot com

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  8. I can't join in as Camelopardalis is rather far from the USA or Canada! However, I will admire the rug from afar!

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  9. Ah it's so cute! I need a rug!

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  10. Ooh, count me in....there's always room for another floor covering.

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  11. Hey Val can I bagsy this?? What a great giveaway, and I do also want to compliment you on the Hudson and Middleton mugs...they are just beautiful...you are a prolific artist!! Love from the Belfast in the US!!! Patricia

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  12. What a beautiful rug! Yes, please do enter me! Thank you!

    P.S. We called it "bags-eye"... not sure how it's actually spelled but that's how we pronounced it.

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  13. My wife had one when I first met her

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  14. very fun! Thanks for hosting this giveaway :)

    Cheers

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  15. Lovely rug. It reminds so much of my Mom. She loved rugs like that.

    Willow

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  16. Hello Valerie,
    I've just found my way here via Vienna, thanks to Merisi. I think that rug would do very well to add some warmth to the cold Canadian winters we have here in the Maritimes. I'm looking forward to exploring your blog some more in the future.

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  17. Actually, I think I got lost and found my here via Elizabeth's New York! Still glad to have found you, no matter what the route. :-)

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