Thursday, October 25, 2012

Birthday Giveaway

 
Giveaway is now closed.  Thanks for entering!
 
 
 

Today is my 37th birthday and to celebrate I'm having a little giveaway!



3 Tools:  Tracing Wheel, Jean-a-ma-jig, Loop Turner

2 Patterns: Fern & Faerie Peasant Smock & Reversible Pants, 18 months to 6X and Make It Perfect Little Sprout, size 6 months to 5 years 

I'll also toss in a few mystery items before shipping!

The giveaway will close next week on November 1st and is open to everyone.  

To enter:  Leave a comment telling me what your all time most favorite present (so far!) was.  It doesn't have to have been a birthday gift.  

Mine was the year I received a close contact saddle for Christmas.  I had been feeling sorry for myself as my big brother had gotten keys to a car (it wasn't new to him...the engine had blown in his car and while he was away at college my parents had the engine replaced unbeknowst to him) and all I had received were some clothes and odds and ends.  I was very surprised when one of the last gifts pulled out was for me and was a SADDLE!  22+ years later the thought of that gift still puts a smile on my face.:)

You can earn additional entries by doing some or all of the following (just be sure to come back and leave an additional comment(s) letting me know):

  • Follow Siestas and Sewing (GFC, in a reader, bloglovin', email, etc.)
  • Like Siestas and Sewing on Facebook
  • Blog, Tweet, Share on your Facebook page about the giveaway

One last thing, make sure I have a way of contacting you if you're the winner.



Good Luck!





72 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Cindy! My favorite birthday present has to be my babylock serger. Not only did my husband do all the research, he also bought a really nice sewing table to go along with it.

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  2. When my sister, brother, and I were little we opened a box of disney world brochures...we were going to go to disney world!! We even got to fly in a plane!

    sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

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  3. The best gift is being there to celebrate another year! This year I received a 'Happy birthday'-tea mug, decorated with presents and real shiny 'diamonds'. It already is the mug you can drink from on your birthday! Cheap but sooooo loved by all members of our family! ♥
    Love your giveaway too, but shouldn't you be the one receiving? :) Happy birthday!!!

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  4. My husband is good at electronic gifts: camera, iPad, etc. The most thoughtful gift I've gotten though was a set of thank-you notes at my baby shower. They were already stamped and addressed to all the attendees.

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    1. Liked on FB! You were already in my Google Reader. :)

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  5. Happy birthday! My birthday was earlier in the month and a very dear friend of mind treated me to a tattoo of my father's family motto, in ardua tendit. It means "one who attempts difficult things" and as my family goes through very difficult times, it was something that I NEEDED to see every single day. Added to the meaningfulness is that my dad passed away when I was 8 yrs old and this tattoo feels like I am carrying around some of the encouragement I know he would have for me.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  6. You are already in my google reader. :)

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  7. *H*A*P*P*Y* *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y* Cindy !!! Hope you have a lovely day :)

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  8. Many happy returns, Cindy. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  9. Happy Birthday, Cindy! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating 37! Your older than me! Hee, hee. :-)

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  10. Happy Birthday Cindy! I already follow your blog and like you are fb. But my favorite gift ever was Bernina sewing machine!

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  11. Happy Birthday, Cindy! I hope you had a fantastic day!
    My favorite gift is a birthstone ring my husband got me after our third child was born. The best part was the spontaneity and surprise :)

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  12. My favourite present has been a pair of pearl earrings from my husband I got for Christmas a few years ago. After 8 years of marriage it was the only piece of jewellery he had given me apart from our wedding rings! They are so precious to me..... Or WE'RE until I went snorkelling and accidentally returned one of the pearls to ocean!!!! The Christmas following this, I received a beautiful necklace with a pearl in it.

    Melissa

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  13. My favorite present ever was the Barbie Dream House. It was a big expensive item and I thought I was not going to get it, but Christmas morning it was there. It is the only Christmas present that I really remember because it was like asking for a pony, sometime so far out and I did get it.

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  14. Happy Birthday! :) Hmmm.....mine would be Valentine's Day the year my husband proposed to me. :) I had worked my first of many to come Valentines in his family's florist and let's just say it's LESS than romantic from that angle! ;) Nonetheless, it ended perfectly and we have now been married (and survived!) 16 Valentines Days! :)

    Thanks for the chance at the lovely giveaway too!

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  15. I'm your newest facebook fan! :)

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  16. Tweeted here! https://twitter.com/hopefulthreads/status/262201842799357953

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  17. Happy Birthday :) My fav present were suitcases.. Ok. Christmas 1997. My mom always prided herself on making her gift giving fair to both my sister and I. She would balance the gifts out monetarily so if she gave books worth $100 to my sister I would get something (maybe a few things) that was also $100 worth. This particular Christmas we opened our gifts, ate our meal and Boxing day arrived, then the 27th arrived and suddenly my mother said Oh Amy - your present! She had put it in the loft so I wouldn't guess what it was and it was a set of luggage because I was going abroad for a semester of university. It was so funny!!

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  18. Happy birthday! My favorite present was 4 years ago when my husband talked to my boss to give me a couple of days off (without my knoledge) and took me on that birthday to Crete for a dreamy vacation :)

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  19. I now follow you via e-mail newsletter =)

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  20. happy birthday! ...a scavenger hunt that ended up in the refrigerator finding tickets to hawaii when i was 8 was my favorite. hope you have a great day!

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  21. Cindy your birthday cake is lovely! happy happy birthday, we're the same age, but only for these next two months, then I'll be OLDER!!!
    the best gift I received is an emerald ring my husband gave me when our little girl was born, but strange but true, what I prefer is the best wishes on that day (these last two years none remembered, very sad)

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  22. I am your new GFC (116th) follower plus I follow you via e-mail newsletter

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  23. I liked Siestas and Sewing on Facebook, my name is Ely Berth

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  24. I shared on my FB page http://www.facebook.com/ely.berth.79/posts/246003592196029

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  25. Happy Birthday. My best birthday present was for my birthday my husband and kids got me a pair of finches along with everything that goes with them. We had fun watching them have babies. Thanks for a great give a way.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  26. I liked them on FB
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  27. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day!
    My favourite present was from my husband about 10 years ago - two Red Poll cows!! we still have them both, one has just had her 10th calf and the other is due to calve next week!

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  28. Happy Birthday! I got a new iPad for my birthday this year but probably the best was when I got my Cricut machine. I had wanted one and had it in my cart at Meijers three times but put it back. So when I opened it I started crying. I didn't think my family would spend that kind of money on me.

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  29. One of my favorite gifts was a set of vintage embrodiered tea towels from my husband.. He knew just what I would like!
    lisamcgriff@hotmail.com

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  30. My favorite present was a first edition of my favorite book - A Little Princess. I was really touched and definitely not something I expected.
    Happy Birthday!

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  31. my favorite gift is my sewing machine. It was a christmas/birthday present. MY birthday is 5 days after christmas. Thanks for the chance!

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  32. Happy birthday again! ;) My favorite present would have to be my Oliver + S patterns I got last year that started it all! heehee. P.S. I follow you here and on fb, and flickr and ftf... I may be a bit of a stalker, ha!

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  33. Ooooooh! The Sprout is on my pattern wish list! My favorite gift would be the digital SLR camera that my husband got for me several years ago. We saved for two years to buy it (no surprises, there!), and I've loved every minute of owning it!! j-j-s AT juno DOT com

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  34. I follow you via Google Reader. (And Happy Birthday, by the way! I'll also be 37 in January.)

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  35. And now I "like" you on FB. Thanks for the giveaway! j-j-s AT juno DOT com

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  36. Happy belated birthday, Cindy!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!! One day I arrived home from work to find an antique table I had admired not long before on a family holiday. My husband had taken the day off work and driven for hours to purchase and bring back that table. As I pulled into the driveway, he was just taking it off the trailer. He'd hoped to have it inside before I arrived home. I was stoked, as I just loved the table, but had thought it was way too extravagant to purchase. What made it even more special, was the fact that it was a surprise. My husband much prefers me to tell him what I want for birthdays, whereas I love surprises.

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  37. Of course I follow Siestas and Sewing... via GFC.

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  38. Have done a shout out on Facebook...

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  39. What a lovely giveaway, Cindy! Hope you have some lovely new things as well after your birthday...
    My best ever present was a ring on our 5th wedding anniversary. I hadn't expected it at all - we don't usually do surprises. I think i cried, but in a good way!

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  40. My favorite gift was the year I asked Santa for a pony. He brought a plastic bouncy spring horse named Clip Clop the wonder horse. It made realistic horsie sounds when you bounced on it. And, as we got older, my brother and I could bounce hard enough to make the horse traverse the basement....spring frame and all :)

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  41. Happy birthday to you!
    One of my best presents I have received was an E-reader from my husband just before we left the US. It has kept me sane!

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  42. One of my favorite gifts was a necklace my sister had made for me with the names of my 3 children printed on the charms. Another one was some wicker that I was having trouble sourcing and my boyfriend, now hubby ordered it for me.

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  43. Happy birthday! My best ever present was my sewing machine. You can't beat that!

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  44. Happy Birthday Cindy! My most favourite present ever was my first Ipod, given to me by my kids. I can now sleep with my husband,,,even when he's snoring loud enough to break the sound barrier! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. Happy Birthday! My favorite present has been my Kitchenaid mixer

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  46. I twitted the giveaway...
    https://twitter.com/CherylBrickey1/status/262913411178975232

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  47. My favorite gift was baby #3, born on Christmas day last year. She wasn't due until after the new year, so it was a surprise. She's our last baby, and she continues to bring joy into our family every day. She's a good natured soul. (I love your blog...found it through O + S forums / flikr group. I also like your blog on FB!) kworley(at)hsc(dot)edu

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  48. My favorite present ever was a bedside table my father left at my first apartment more than 35 years ago. I got home from work and it was a surprise. That table is still at my mom's house.

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  49. Happy Birthday! One of my favorite gifts was the teddy bear I got when I was 5. He's still around and now my son plays with him.

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  50. Happy Birthday! just had mine too -- My favorite b'day gift is always the birthdat I just celebrated

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  51. Happy, Happy Birthday! Thanks so much for sharing it with us and having a giveaway! One of my favorite gifts was one year for Christmas when I was a teenager. It was a clock on a painting of a sunset. They were all the rage in the 70's, hehe.

    Thank you again for a great giveaway and a chance to win. Have a wonderful birthday!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I shared about your giveaway using your "share" button below. Shared on my FB, tweeted and on Google+.

    thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. I Liked your FB page. Happy Birthday!

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I'm a new follower via GFC.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Happy happy birthday Cindy! Love your blog. I follow via Google Reader.

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  56. All time favorite present? A salvaged leaded glass window with a rose design my husband found for me and got for my birthday. It made me cry it was so perfect. Runner up is my sewing machine for Mother's Day! :)

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  57. Happy birthday! I'm a year behind you (: Hope you had a wonderful day!

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