Monday, May 17, 2010

May Giveaway Day!!!


I love Giveaway Day!!!
Be sure to check the lists at Sew, Mama, Sew for more glorious Giveaways!
More on my giveaway after a few pictures and paragraphs.

I spent this week recovering from the Craft Fair.
Monday -Wednesday was dedicated to yard work. The usual - mowing and then - planting my veggies.  Yay! Celebrity and Roma tomatoes, green beans, squash, cucumbers, zucchinis, and jalapena, slim red and ancho peppers.  Add some dahlias, jasmine and rearranging some rocks and I was tired!


Thursday, I had lunch with Kat and some gal pals and ended up shopping a sweet antique shop - Old Pittsboro Antiques & Collectibles for about 2 Hours with Libby.
Here's my haul.  I have plans for those earrings. Think school colors.
The pewter bracelet is engraved with a dear friends initials! What are the odds of finding that?
She will be super surprised!




 On Friday Bill decided we needed to head over to Mebane, NC and check out their downtown.
They have a recovering downtown full of day spas, restaurants and fancy shops.
We did find a bunch of shops more our speed in an old office building near one of the towns many closed mills (as is the case in much of North Carolina.)

At the 2010 Do Drop-in Collectibles and Antiques, 204 N. Fifth Street, I scored a major haul of nearly 18 yards of fabric for $7!!!!!


 I see aprons!


 I see a cute blue blouse and a simple shirtwaist dress here!

There was a used book store upstairs where all books are 99 cents!
Every day!

I got a couple in addition to the books that were only $1 each at the Calico Antiques Store in Goldston, NC that we visited on Saturday!


Aren't the ladies on the cover of this 1943 book just adorable?
 


 The big book score was this elusive 1956 turquoise cover edition of the Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book.  It's been on my list for a long time and it was $1.00!!!

 

The other unbelievable bargains were these 5 Talbots sweaters I bought at a yard sale.
There's a black shrug, that is hard to see in my picture, with it's $118 price tag intact.  And the darker pink cardigan still has it's $78 price tag.  Seriously, I do not want to know any more about these items cause the young lady sold these for $1 each.

 Finally, what is up with my daughter, Kat, and her hand?
Friday night Kat and her beau, Brian, prepared a lovely steak, baked bean and salad dinner for us.  Bill's back has been giving him fits so he stayed at home.  I persuaded Kat to be my apron model.




 She is modeling my prize for the Sew, Mama Sew Giveaway!  It's a full apron with straps that loop through to form the ties.  Blue gingham covered in cherries.

This Giveaway is open to US residents only.

To win this cute handmade apron please leave a comment below.

For a second entry, in a separate comment, let me know you have become a follower or remind me that you are a follower.

For a third entry, in a separate comment, let me know you have become a fan of/like Sew In Stitches on face book!

There ya go - 3 chances to win.

You have until midnight EST, this Thursday, May 20th.  I'll use the Random Generator to pick a winner on Friday the 21st.

Good luck!
And thank you so much for stopping by!

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Wow!  What a great response so far!  

If we get 100 comments (not counting my comment) I'll draw for another apron! 
 
If I get 100 followers I will draw for a 3rd apron!

107 comments:

  1. I love old books, too. Love the apron.
    Thanks.

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  2. Darling apron, I'd love to win!

    thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com

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  3. What great finds...and your daughter is adorable! Peace, Stephanie

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  4. The apron is so cute - love the color. Thanks for the give away!
    Colleen
    Butler83@aol.com

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  5. What great finds! I am sooooooooo jealous!!!
    shawnnahouseholder at gmail

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  6. Follower : )
    shawnnahouseholder at gmail

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  7. Facebook fan/like-er
    Loving the neckline on the apron!
    shawnnahouseholder at gmail

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  8. Wow, you scored huge this weekend! Can't believe the 18 yards of lovely fabric for $7. Maybe if I win the apron some of your bargain hunting skills will rub off on me.

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  9. Love your attitude projected through this page-what a smile---indeed, it's the cherry-s :D This apron will be worn with love

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  10. Now a follower. I'm new to blogging but not to sewing. It's time to polish my skills. I'm looking forward to this blog as a creative catalyst and connector. Thanks <3

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  11. and now a FAN yes a Fan-forget this 'like' stuff :D bring on the cheery colors

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  12. and now i am a fan and "like" your facebook page =]

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  13. Oh wow - I've been collecting cherry prints for awhile now to make a quilt and have become completely obsessed with all the cute prints out there. And here you have an adorable apron! Love it love it LOVE IT!

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  14. Ooooh, so pretty! I am in need of an apron and yours is so cute!

    Also, I'm becoming a follower!

    Thanks for the chance to win this blue beauty:)

    libby.oertel@gmail.com

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  15. Very cute apron. Thanks for entering me.

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  16. What a cute apron! I can see myself puttering around the kitchen in it.

    Lindsay.Forgette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Oh I'm a sucker for aprons, and gingham, and cherries. :)

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  18. Pick me! Ashlee.stricklin@gmail.com

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  19. What great thrift store finds. You are lucky. The apron is adorable.

    simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail.com

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  20. What great finds! I never score like that.

    The apron is lovely and I'd love to win!

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  21. I don't have an apron - would love to be entered! Wow - you had a great trip!

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  22. Too cute!
    sewsassyks@gmail.com

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  23. Oh my, I have been wanting to get a cute apron for quite awhile!

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  24. WOW, you picked up some great fabric and books! Love the apron!

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  25. Cute apron!! You really got lucky with your thrifting. I haven't found anything good lately. I am so happy yard sale season has begun!

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  26. Very cute, I adore aprons!

    Thanks,
    Susan


    susansisney@hotmail.com

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  27. Love it and winning it would be great!

    Alice

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  28. Wonderful apron! Please enter me.

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  29. I would love to wear such a cute apron. :)

    kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

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  30. Lovely apron. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  31. I am a new follower.

    kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

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  32. Cute apron, I'd love to win, thanks!

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  33. Love the apron!!

    http://animatedbutcollateral.blogspot.com/

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  34. Love the apron, and am totally impressed by your thrifting!!
    rach62803@yahoo dot com

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  35. Love the apron..I wear one every day!!! thanks xoxoxoxox

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  36. My daughter loves to cook (and model!).

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  37. okay, i just started following.

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  38. and, here's just my 'comment': thanks for entering my giveaway and steering me over here (honestly there are SO many listed on SMS that i'm overwhelmed so steering is much appreciated). i LOVE your haul from mebane...it's such a nice town. we went there once and ate a tea room. i should come hang out with you when you go junking...but we would have had a knock down drag out fight for that fabric so maybe it's best i wasn't there this time, lol.

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  39. Totally cute apron! It would look great in my kitchen!

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  40. Oh, I love it! Thanks for sharing your handiwork!
    meg_hilton (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  41. The apron is so pretty! Looks like you had a great shopping day.
    btowsley@comcast.net

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  42. The apron is so cute! Thanks!
    hutchyhutch87(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. Great finds! I love junking and thrifting :) This apron is great. I shouldn't even comment since you've already sent me 2 - love them!

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  44. Wonderful finds! All that fabric for $7!!!! The apron is adorable, as is your daughter!

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  45. this is so cute! and what a score on the fabric! thanks for stopping by my blog too, www.liznoonan.com
    love the aprons..gonna find you on FB now!

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  46. kay, found you on FB! hope you found me too!
    Liz

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  47. Groovy giveaway. Fingers crossed!

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  48. I think this apron is charming. :) Hooray for the cute full shaping, and thanks for sharing it!

    BTW, I love great used book finds. I scored several copies of Vogue knitting and sewing books that I adore. They are classics!

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  49. You got some great stuff and at cheap prices, my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win the apron.

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  50. Hey! I'm giving away an apron, too. It's going to be hard to part with it - but it'd be easier to see it go if I were to win one as well! Hint, hint.

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  51. I would love to win an apron, I love them and don't have a nice one yet.

    steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

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  52. Tomatoes yum, hope your garden is bountiful. The apron is super cute

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  53. Sounds like a very successful shopping venture. All that fabric!

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  54. I think I'm going to win!
    pjjllive(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Fun apron. I'd say you found an incredible deal. Thanks for the chance

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  56. Very pretty apron and I like the way it crisscrosses in the back! Thanks for the chance to win -- yay!

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  57. I'm a follower now:) I'm a blogger too; check me out at www.RetroRevivalBiz.blogspot.com. Thank you for a second chance to win your apron!

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  58. Third try! Just became a FB fan! Pretty blog, by the way:)

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  59. beautiful apron.

    thank you

    atchisonsteph@gmail.com

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  60. Count me in, too, please.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  61. So adorable! Thanks for the giveaway! realbeal-at-gmail-dot-com

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  62. Wow! Really cute apron! thanks for the chance to win!

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  63. Sign me up. Also, I think your daughter was just getting into charachter with that hand. I can just see a tray of fresh baked goods on it, can't you?

    saradfarris(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  64. great giveaway! crossing my fingers!

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  65. Crazy-cute giveaway! Thank you for putting together this creatively awesome prize--what domestic diva couldn't use a smashing cherry apron?!
    Pick me Mr. Random number generator!! Ooohhh, Pick me!!
    ♥♥

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  66. Wow! You are the queen of deals!

    michaelacking(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I would love the apron! Just my style.

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  68. I'm following your blog...

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  69. I love cherries and I love aprons that dont tie behind the neck--so you've found the apron for me! ;)
    thanks for the great giveaway,
    kelli
    kellbell_6@hotmail.com

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  70. Super cute, thanks for the chance to win it!

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  71. Love the apron. thanks so much

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  72. You must have a gene for finding bargains. Love those sweaters and the fabric! Fingers crossed on the apron!

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  73. Wow! What a great response so far! If we get 100 comments I'll draw for another apron! If I get 100 followers I will draw for a 3rd apron!

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  74. wow, you had a great haul that day!! love the fabrics and books, it is hard to find wonders like that around here, even though i hit goodwill twice a week looking!

    great apron, i always wear one when baking, cooking, canning!

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  75. hey, lol, i was commenter 100!!


    i follow

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  76. I love the apron. thank you for offering it up!
    vickicanman@yahoo.com
    I am becoming a follower!

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  77. Oh and not only did I follow, I liked u on FB. wonderful sewing!

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  78. what a cute apron! love cherries, too! thanks for the give away! *and you got ALOT of goodies!!!* khatarynah@excite.com

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  79. amazing finds! lucky you (Talbots sweaters)
    The apron is lovely :)
    thanks for this opportunity.
    Susan

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  80. The Giveaway is now closed! Thanks to all who stopped by. I'm off to the random number generator to draw for not one, but 2 aprons!

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