Monday, December 9, 2013

Texas freeze and giveaway day!

In case you haven't heard, we've had a giant ice storm here in Texas all weekend. Our poor tree branches are laying on the ground. As far as we can tell, none are broken and we are hoping they will bounce back as the ice thaws.
 The ice did make for some interesting photo opportunities....
We've been stuck in the house since Thursday (ok, we snuck out to Target yesterday afternoon in hubby's big truck with brand new tires. It probably wasn't our brightest move, but we were all suffering from severe cabin fever! We're home now safe and warm, no worries). Honestly, we could use a little excitement here at ellyn's place. How about a giveaway? What? It's Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day you say? How convenient!
With all of this nasty weather coast to coast I imagine there's lots of hot beverage drinking going on. Whatever your drink of choice, (tea? hot chocolate? coffee?) wouldn't it taste better on a snazzy Christmas mug rug? Yes? I thought so (what? you're reading this on the other side of the equator and are currently drinking lemonade on the beach? Fine. Christmas is still coming up, right?)
 Look how cute it looks! No, I'm not going to mail you my mug. But I promise to include some extra goodies in your package (you want the candy canes? Ok, I can part with those!)
No hoops to jump through at ellyn's place.... just leave me a comment (maybe you can share one thing that's on your list for Santa this year). I will choose a winner on Friday evening, December 13. Oh, and you might want to hop on over to Sew Mama Sew after you're done here. There are lots more goodies up for grabs. Good luck!

99 comments:

andrea creates said...

cute mug rug! thanks for stopping by : )

Me said...

I'm in Texas too, the ice is awful. The mug rug is really pretty!

Trae Flesher said...

WANT! Hmmmmm, my list FOR Santa or FROM Santa? My Santa has a couple of eye surgeries coming up so, I want a speedy and uneventful recovery for him. FROM Santa? A real greenhouse with entry from the south side of the back porch...oh, please oh, please! I will be real good! Well, as good as I can be for me anyway!

LethargicLass said...

Hmmm... I wouldn't mind some fun socks :) Thanks for the chance!

Emily said...

So cute! Hope you are staying warm inside!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

On my Santa list.... a new Vera Bradley bag with matching wallet. :) Very cute mug rug and would love to win it. I will use it on my desk when I'm hard at work. My Halloween one that you made me is on my sewing table by my machine. :)

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

On my list is only a bit of felt for more Christmas ornaments to get an early start next year!AriadnefromGreece!

Kay said...

Thank you for a fun giveaway. If I could have anything it would be a sewing room, but I will settle for some quilting books.
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Born4Travel said...

I remember ice storms in Texas. Not fun. Makes for fantastic photos though. Stay safe. Thanks for the chance to win.

Carol said...

What a cute mug rug! I would love to win it. On my list from Santa would be more hours in the day. lol Watching an 18 mo granddaughter just is sooo time-consuming but sure is fun.

Stay warm and I hope the trees make it through the icestorm okay.

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

Cute mug rug. We are in SC and I am wishing for snow (no ice though) from Santa

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Such an adorable mug rug! I don't really have anything on my wish list for Santa but I wouldn't turn down the EQ7 quilting software if it showed up under the tree!

Karen P. said...

WE had our first snow yesterday & are loving that! I'd love a new mug rug for my mugs! xx

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

What a delicious looking mug rug. That would make any snack more appetizing :) Thanks for the chance to win. On my list are a couple of books and {always} sewing supplies.

ikkinlala said...

We don't really do Santa gifts in my family anymore (we did as little kids, but now the gifts are from family and only the stockings are from Santa), but I'm hoping I get a cutting board this year.

Amanda said...

I'm in Dallas so I know what you're saying about the ice and definitely agree with the cabin fever comment!! Hoping for new fabric scissors this year! :)

Melissa Graham said...

We are snowed in up here in Arkansas. My brother-in-law lives in Dallas and he says he is going crazy.

Nupur said...

What a darling mug rug! On my wish list is a set of nice measuring cups for baking- My puppy chewed up my plastic ones.

Leo said...

hmm a ton of books are on the list ... mostly for university ... and there is a pan and new fabric scissors and spare blades for the rotary cutter and hmmm gran will finance the batting for a few quilts (unknowingly) and hmm yep hair bands and now I can't remember the rest ..

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellen ! I found you--thanks to your FB link. If I learn to bookmark, can I bookmark your site? Your work is beautiful--including the close-up photography of the tree leaves :D

Lorna

Barb said...

I love these handmade giveaways! I long arm quilt and never have time to make something for myself. From Santa? I really want a Quilters Rule ruler that you can set to line up precisely for 2.5 inch (or others) cuts. Spendy, but would help from making slipping mistakes. Happy holidays!

Jo said...

I enjoy these handmade giveaways so much, everyone makes such wonderful articles for the giveaway. Christmas list wow well other than a new Harley and a cruise around the world both of which I know I won't get I am going to ask my personal Santa for a hex and more ruler and a drop in table for my sewing machine.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

We had an ice storm in Ontario and Quebec years and years ago - pretty but so destructive. I'm hoping for a new iron and ironing board cover from Santa.

Lynn said...

i would love some new yarn.

abeullah said...

I would love a white Christmas. If I have my family here for Christmas I'm happy. My son is in the military, so anytime we are all together it is a gift.

Laura said...

What a cure mug rug! I would love a camera from Santa!

Jen (Patchwork Mummy) said...

That’s a really sweet little mug rug! At the moment I would really like Santa to bring me children that stay in their beds and go to sleep at bed time! At any other time I would love Santa to bring me a lovely new sewing machine with blanket stitch and a couple of other non boring stitches as I have exhausted what can be done with straight and zigzag stitch. I know Santa will definitely not be bring me what I wish for but whatever he does bring will be appreciated. :-)

Tammy said...

Super cute festive mug rug. I love to drink peppermint tea during the winter to warm me up. We have rain and nasty weather but luckily we have had no ice thank goodness.

Rose said...

What a cute mug rug. You are so handy at sewing. My wish is for Peace on Earth for everyone.

Irene García Díaz said...

I'm sorry for the weather. I'm from Barcelona and it's sunny and mild at the moment. In my Santa's list there's a new bag for work. Thanks for the giveaway!

mjschuette said...

So cute! They are on my list of things to make...my list is just too long.

Tara Mitchell said...

I love that mug rug! I don't love that ice! My sister, from Dallas, was stranded in Cinci with me last week because of the ice.

jeifner said...

I'd like the Hoop La! Book for 100'projects, or a new timing belt for my car, sigh.

Jane S. said...

What a cute mug mat! I like it a lot more than I like this icy weather we're having in Oregon. :) I don't mind the cold but the ice...not so much. :)

Melissa said...

What a cute mug rug! We had one branch break on the little berry bush outside my craft room window! :(

Lia*s Handmades said...

Very pretty mug rug and who doesn't love candy canes? So of course I wouldn't argue if you wanted to add those, lol! ;)

One thing on my wishlist is a ruler organizer for my quilting rules. And a new brush for my sewing machine.

Thanks so much for this giveaway!

funda62 said...

I can totally see myself having hot chocolate on this! Santa spent all his money on a trip to Disney World last month so nothing for me under the tree.

crafty elsie said...

Cute and mmm proper candy canes. mug rug is on my long list of things to make! Please Santa can you teach my fingers to crochet :)

Breanna S. said...

I am asking santa for a foam roller for christmas. My soar muscles need a good rolling session.

Beth said...

We are having Ice in Virginia too! I wonder if Santa can give me more sewing time?
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

Katy said...

I already received my main Christmas present this year - I've been hand sewing for a couple of years and finally got my first sewing machine as a Christmas present from my mother. She decided it was easier to get it delivered straight to me rather than move it around the country, so I took the day off last Thursday to wait for the courier. Yay. Hope you get what you're hoping for too, and thank you for a lovely giveaway.

Michell said...

Absolutely love mug rugs. Thanks for the giveaway

EG said...

I've asked for a Kindle Paperwhite.

Jan Baker said...

Love your mug rug. Your making me feel good about our -10 temp.

Sherry said...

Love mug rugs! Made them for all the girls in my office last Christmas! We had ice today in Virginia and now expecting 4-6 inches of heavy snow tomorrow! Staying home from work to sew, sew and sew some more!

reign said...

This would be my first mug rug! So cute!

deserae said...

I asked for a water softener. lol

Tania said...

I'm loving this mug rug. A few crafting supplies are on my list for Santa this year.

Vivian said...

Thank you for the chance. I have made rugs for gifts but have never kept one for myself! Why do we do that, leave ourselves till last. I would love to use your rug. Stay safe!

tammi said...

Santa's bringing my son home for 3 whole weeks! I'm so thrilled!
Such a cute little mug rug

Paige said...

That is adorable! Wonderful for some hot chocolate by the fire :)

Debra Kay Neiman said...

I am hoping for a new iron this Christmas. I am happy to follow you on GFC. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Kellie Staton said...

So far it has been super warm here but I am afraid that is coming to an end tomorrow. I think we are getting your cold headed this was (Alabama). My list for Santa includes a new cutting mat for my cutting table, the one on there has so many groves from cutting that it keeps catching my rotary cutter. And Embird for my embroidery machine.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Hello from Melbourne, Australia where it is kind of warm (but not as warm as it should be for this time of year).

This year I am hoping to get some new vases to replace all the ones which got broken.

Barbara O. said...

Some Ghastlies fabric to make a cool handbag. Thanks for the chance!

JoyceLM said...

Cute mug rug - love the binding. I'm hoping Santa brings some gift certificates to my favorite quilt shops. Thanks for the giveaway.

Maria said...

Hmm Yes we are sweltering here with temps over 100 but I would love that cute GLASS mug for my cool lemonade..
Thanks Ellyn.....

Amy said...

I would love a new walking foot for my machine! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Katie said...

What a fun and festive mug rug! I want Santa to bring me a finished craft room, haha!

Serena said...

You must be in the same area of Texas as my cousins. They've been housebound the past few days, too, and have been mentioning cabin fever!

Sallie said...

fusible webbing

Wild Irish said...

Gorgeous Mug rugs, I need to make a few before Christmas.

Connie Crawley said...

I'm in Texas, too.... not loving the ice so much, but I do love watching the snow flurries when they fall. The mug rug is so pretty! For Christmas, I'd love some warm, fuzzy socks in funky fun colors. :)

Celia said...

What a cute mug rug! I would really like some new quilting books this year!

Marla's Crafts said...

What a cute mug rug. I am looking for a Nexus 7. My e reader is starting to go and I do love my e reader. My son suggested that I get this. So I hope I have been a good girl this year and will get one. Thanks for a chance to win your lovely mug rug.

Evans Family said...

too cute! i would love for santa to bring me more yarn, but alas, there is nowhere to put it! lol

Stephanie said...

I'm hoping for a dinner out with my Santa :)

Simon Says Sew said...

What a darling mug rug. I hope your ice has started to melt by now. I know how frustrating it can feel to be stuck in the house.

CraftyHourMom said...

The thing I'm really hoping for is a paper trimmer! Put it on the list, but we'll see. :)

Thanks for the chance! Hope your weather is back to normal soon!

Lisa Cox said...

I really want a tablet for Christmas so I can have all my quilting patterns at hand easily

Vicki H said...

I want a ruler organizer.

meeshelle said...

I just love mug rugs and have a couple but not a holiday one! I'm hoping to get some slippers under the tree this year :) Thanks for the chance to win!

LisaT said...

We got a lot of ice here in Md too. I think it's beautiful afterwards. Not much on my list except for a couple of quilt books. Thanks!

Mary Mac said...

On my Christmas list this year, to bring a new puppy in to our home.

Lisa said...

Ice in Texas! oh my! I live up in northern Alberta Canada and we've been having -25 to -30 celsius consistently for the last few weeks with a few dips to -40! Sweet little mug rug, and thanks for your generosity !!

Erin said...

I would love some new embroidery thread.

samantha said...

I would love some crafty items!

Prima Donna said...

I've made mug rugs for others, but never for myself. I would love to find a serger under my tree.

atabanana29 said...

I would love some really good scissors this year!

OhioLori said...

Love the mug rug! Will happily use it often too! :)

Would love a new pair of fabric scissors, and some fabric of course! lol lol...giggle


Merry Christmas!!!

kbo said...

Oh if Santa would send a little "bling" my way......

Gill said...

Stay warm!
I'm hoping for some Clover 'wonder clips'

charlotte l said...

Thanks for the chance.

Lee said...

What a cute post and giveaway! I enjoyed your blog. Thank you - and on my list for Christmas is a tea kettle!

Bethany said...

cute little mug rug. Me and my husband decided on a new TV this year for Christmas.

Julie said...

I'd like some new boots....

Crystal Hendrix said...

Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Julie-Katie H said...

Beautiful fabric!
I'd love some AMH fabric for Christmas

Sue said...

Well, I am in Florida and there is not ice or snow....in fact, we are suffering from too much warm! I can't wait for a little chill to happen!

I'm not picky. Whatever Santa brings me is fine!

Lyn said...

I'm in TX also, but the ice didn't make it down to San Antonio. Hmmmm, for Christmas I wanted some new fabric and some books.

Jill R. said...

Super cute mug rug! For Christmas I'm hoping for a new curling iron. Kinda boring, but my old one is toast :)

Mare said...

Love the mug rug! We were very cold for 10 days here in SW MT. On my wish list for Santa is a die cutting machine.

Deb said...

I would love to have a barn quilt for the side of our shed. not sure santa has that in mind though!

Anonymous said...

Cute! My boys would fight over it.
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Rocksteadyemme said...

yarn is always on my santa list!
great mug rug!
emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

mrscwatson said...

I want a modern quilt mag and quilty box subscription! mrscwatson81@hotmail.com

sandyandcosmo said...

I have asked for a collection of Charley Harper fabric. Crossing my fingers!

nicolesender said...

My list includes a new chair for my sewing table!

Ellen said...

I'd love for Santa to bring me a plane ticket to go visit my family!