27 October, 2008

Let the Guessing Begin

The contest is now closed. Thanks for entering!

Here we are again - it's Bloggy Giveaway time!


It seems like everybody around the blogosphere is sick or getting sick these days, or if they're lucky, in recovery from some sort of sickness. That begs the question: why aren't you people making more chicken soup? (Okay, it maybe doesn't exactly
beg the question, but maybe at least one of you was wondering.) We love to cook around here. Mr. J. is particularly gifted with savoury dishes and all things sauce-related; I would prefer to bake. Our Little Goat is, as yet, a bit small to actually help us do much, but she's learning to stir like a pro and if any food needed tossing, she'd be our girl! I can hardly wait until she is big enough to help though. I have some good memories of baking with my Mom, and my Grama helped me enter my very first country fair 14 years ago where I won a whopping $18 in premiums, plus coupons, ribbons AND a fridge magnet.

Moving on to the prizes. Let me start by saying I'm no seamstress. I've been known to hem a pair of pants now and again, but not if my Mom is around to do it for me. I had all these plans to sew the Little Goat some very cute dresses when she was littler, but you can guess how well THAT panned out and I'm sure the patterns are too small now anyway, and...I think I gave them to my Mom. Ahem. Anyway, I've been working hard on these prizes for the past week and suffered only minor injuries, which should make you proud.


This contest is open to bloggers and non-bloggers with a mailing address in Canada or the US. There are two prizes to be awarded to two separate winners. Each prize consists of two aprons: one for you and one for your little helper.

To enter the contest:


a) You MUST have an email address where I can reach you. If you have a blog, you're fine as long as your comment links back to it; otherwise, leave an email address in your comment.


b) You MUST answer the following question: How many times did I stab myself with a pin while completing this sewing project? (The two closest guesses win; if there are multiple correct answers, the LG will draw a name.) One of the two winners will receive an extra little something extra (see photo) depending how closely they guess another sewing project question to be determined.


c) Contest closes at noon on Saturday, November 1st. Only one entry per person unless your blog name is over on that list on the side - then make sure you leave two guesses!

If I have no way of contacting you or you don't answer the question, then sorry, but you're automatically disqualified.


Here are pictures of what's up for grabs with thanks to the LG for condescending to model the littlest of the aprons for you.



Leafy aprons 1

Leafy aprons 2

Bonus prizes!

Our LG, modeling a leafy apron and practicing her fake-pouring skills for her guest, Penguin.

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100 comments:

Katey said...

You did a great job, too cute. I'm guessing, since you mentioned injuries that you stabbed yourself 5 times. Thanks for hosting this.

bretandkatey@gmail.com

truth said...

You are so funny. I'll guess 3 times.

Adrienne said...

My guess is two. The aprons are lovely.
aeshuron@twcny.rr.com

Jennifer said...

My guess is 7! Thanks for the chance and great job!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Annabeth said...

I would have to say 12 times. The apron are so lovely! Thanks.

Kellie said...

Adorable aprons! I couldn't begin to count the number of times I've stabbed myself w/a pin whist working on a project LOL! I'm gonna guess you stabbed yourself about 2-4 times per apron(only 'cause that's about how many times I do) for a total of 6 stabs;)

ourgreatgreenglobe said...

I am guessing 19/

Brenda said...

I was going to guess something outrageous, but since there's no noticable blodo stains on the aprons....I say 13 times.

Debbie said...

Hmmm, I'm going to guess 11. The aprons look great. What a terrific giveaway.

Cindy said...

I love to sew and oh do I ever stick myself!!

I bet it was more like 15 times.
cindy
omacconsulting@gmail.com

Shannon said...

love the aprons
i say 11 and 3/4 times you poked yourself! :)

4 is crazy said...

If you stabbed yourself any less than 15 times, then you are a better seamstress than I. Therefore my guess is 15!

D said...

hnmmmm, can't even guess. but I love the aprons!

Hil'Lesha said...

16...and ouch!

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

altermyworld said...

5 maybe LOL
ANg

Melissa said...

These are darling. I am going to guess that you stabbed yourself 8 times. OUCH!

Chelsey said...

I love these matching aprons and so would my little chefs! My guess is 21 times seeing as there are 4 aprons after all!

mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

hm..wow what a way to choose a winner...If you are like me, the answer would be 27 times total between the 2 aprons...but, since you said you at least own...er um ownED...a couple patterns I am guessing you are a wee bit better than I and I will guess 17 total ;)
ty so much for the chance to win, but even moreso for the giggle while reading your blog :)

echoeve said...

stabbing yourself is so easy when you are sewing. I will guess the number 14.

Sounds like a good guess?

echoeve at yahoo dot com

Giabella Designs said...

I am going to guess about 8 times! When I make aprons, I stab myself all of the time. Comes with the territory! (especially if you are watching tv while sewingW!)

Carey said...

What a cute entry requirement! And even cuter aprons! I'm going to guess you stabbed youself 9 times. (I can hear the principal from Ferris Bueler's Day Off in my head. "NINE TIMES"). Thanks for the giveaway, and I appreciate the pain and suffering you endured to offer it!

cdziuba said...

I'll guess 8!

EG said...

I've been sewing lately, too! Haven't done an apron yet, but it sounds like a good next step.

I'm being punished at work for taking vacation last week, so I don't have time for Bloggy Carnival this week, but I will enter your blog!

I guess 8.

Katie said...

I'm going to guess none! You're so good you didn't get stabbed once! :)

Thanks for the great giveaway!
katiellloyd at yahoo(dot)com

Nature Deva said...

I'm probably the worst seamstress so I can only imagine how many times I'd stab myself. Your aprons are cute and I bet you only got stabbed a few times - 3 or 4?

naturedeva at naturedeva dot net

Jill said...

I luv the fabric you picked out for the Aprons :)

I'm guessing you stabbed yourself 3 times??

Thanks for this Giveaway :)

Anonymous said...

I hate to guess this high but I'm going to guess 23. Ouch!
Thanks for the great giveaway and the purple ones are my favorite color!!
Stephanie
dsmoore1 @ centurytel.net

LadyBug-Kellie said...

I am going to guess my lucky number 8!! That little apron would look so cute on my little girl!!! Adorable!!!

Toiling Ant said...

18 pin pricks!

The Wade's said...

My guess is 4 times!

auflag (at) yahoo (dot) com

Thanks!

Brenda said...

Second guess: zero times!

Mrs. Olsen said...

Haha! What a fun way to enter a contest! I'll guess an even 10 times! Hope I've guessed high! :)

rebolsen (at) gmail (dot) com

two hippos said...

I'm going to go with 7 times.

Cathy Davis said...

Well how cute! I can't sew at all.

minnesotamom said...

WANT! Those are so cute, Bren!

My guess is...8 times. One for each finger except the pointers, upon which you were wearing thimbles. :)

I have 4 aprons I'm hoping to make for Christmas gifts, but alas, I have yet to even start the first. Prior to this, I think the most elaborate thing I've made is curtains, so we'll see how it goes.

FaithfulMommy said...

If you are like me I would say 5 times.

Nancy @ Homemade Blessings said...

They are both so cute, but I especially love the blue one - my favorite color! I think I'll guess that you poked yourself 12 times.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kayleigh (sometimes Robin) said...

These are sooo cute! Thanks for the giveaway and I'm going to say ... 8 times. :)
Thanks again, Robin
cokelush at gmail

Reeva said...

i'd say 10 times :)

Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner. :)

Jodie said...

Okay first off, for being a "beginner" you sure can't tell by looking at your aprons! They don't look like beginner aprons to me. :)

How funny - you're giving a sewn gift. Life has come full circle hasn't it? This is where we got our start - and with a sewn gift. Life is queer. {I just wanted to say that b/c it's not every day I get to use the word queer.}

Okay, onto guessing... I'm gonna go with 9. And since I'm the winner, I want the blue-gray pair plus all the extra goodies. :)

Thanks for giving something away. :)

momofmhasr said...

I love that apron on LG. I would guess 37. Probley a bad guess unless you sew like I do ;)

Daintry said...

My guess would be 22 :)

Jen said...

Those aprons are so cute, so is your model! Anyway, I would have to say the amount of times you stabbed yourself was way too many to count!

frugallm said...

I will say 25! I hope that's on the high side!

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

sara l. said...

I'm gonna go with 4! They look great!
Thanks for such a fun giveaway!
sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

Melody said...

Ooh, stabbing yourself with a pin doesn't sound fun. How about 9 times?

Paige said...

I'm going to say 8 times. Cute aprons!

TXsunlover said...

I'll guess my lucky number of 7! I love the colors of Leafy Apron 1. Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot] com

Beck said...

I hope that you stabbed yourself a maximum of three times. Leafy apron 1 has stollen my heart.

Stacy and Brian said...

Well.....I hope it wasn't 5 times, but that's my guess. Adorable apron. I will enjoy cooking in it! Thanks for the give-away! Stacy

Meaghan said...

I saw that you entered a giveaway to win a Coffee Brewer and thought you would like my Giveaway!

Im giving away 1 lb of Gourmet Coffee or Tea from my new online coffee shop: Get The Bean.

We will be doing giveaways weekly so be sure to stop by often.

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Meaghan said...

My guess 3 times!

megse5[at]netscape[dot]net

jenny said...

wow realy nice i love to try and win one thanks

jenny said...

i'm back i for got to guess and i say 30 times thanks

Beck said...

I'm changing my guess to 25. And you know, now that I'm back, I like apron 2 a lot, too. Hmmm.

Barbara said...

I think you stabbed yourself 5 times. Thanks for the contest.

3oink63moo484 (at) gmail(.)com

Shannon said...

I am guessing 12 times!
shannona@hotmail.com

Staci said...

They look great! I love the leafy design! I'm going to say 16, which is less than I would have done. Thanks for the giveaway!
princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

Leigh said...

Thanks for coming by my giveaway! Your aprons look great - they will make great przies and great Christmas gifts, too! OK, to guess... you made 4 aprons - so if I take my average for sticking myself during a project and multiple it by 4.... I'm guessing a crazy 25. Seriously - that's no reflection on you - just an estimate based on my sewing skills! ;)
leighforpres(at)hotmail(dot)com

Amity said...

Hmmmm....I would say 10 times!!

amitymatthia[at]hotmail.com

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

Umm.. I'd say 2 per apron? So a total of 4 times? Cause I know once I get pricked I'm extra careful not to get pricked again :) I've only hemmed and sewed on buttons :) I don't own an apron so this would be cool to win!

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Deadline to enter -November 14th
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Kristin Wynder said...

well you seem like your a pro so i'm gonna say 4 times.
thanks for the giveaway!
specialk(dot)roxygirl(at)gmail(dot)com

crystal said...

I'm guessing 7 times!
Thanks!
ericbrooks75(at)yahoo(dot)com

via12300 said...

I guess once.
Very nice work

via12300[at]yahoo[dot]com

kamewh said...

I will guess 7 :)

Thank you for the great giveaway!

kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sarah said...

my guess is you stabbed yourself 7 times! sarah_jakel at yahoo dot com

Sandy said...

19 I am in- thanks- please enter me thankyou..mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

Amber said...

These look great. I guess 8 times.

kindelzkraziness(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristan said...

hmm...i would love a set - i would guess 15 times...hopefully not deep pokes! if i did it it would be more like 100!andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

The aprons are lovely. I'm gonna guess you stabbed yourself 11 times. monk5@charter.net

Cherie J said...

I am going to guess 4 times. Thanks for the contest!

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

Becca said...

My guess is 23. Thanks!

redpolkadotsgirl said...

beautiful aprons! I am going to guess 8 times! Can't wait to see the answer ;)

Anonymous said...

ouch...i'm guessing 16 times.
lovely apron.
djohnson@catcrew.com

Dee said...

They look great and I'm going to go with 14!

CC said...

Adorable! I guess 10.

Jinxy and Me said...

My guess is 9. Thanks for the giveaway!

ikkinlala said...

I'm going to guess 8.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

piece of me said...

My guess is 6.
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

Susan G. said...

My Guess is 21 ;)

burrhippie said...

I'll guess 16

blueviolet said...

Oh, let's see. You had a minor injury occur 9 times. Right?
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

mom huebert said...

I think maybe eight times-- twice on each apron!

Playful Professional said...

I'm guessing 12 times :)

Anonymous said...

I am going to guess 17! I hope I am wrong and your poor fingers were spared this pain, lol. But then again I hope I am right and you had lots of boo boo aids (as my littlest calls them bc these aprons are so cute and I can't sew worth a poo :). Thank you for the chance.

Robin
Gamomof2x@yahoodotcom

bonobo said...

Adorable! I'm going to go with 7 times - ouch! Thanks for a great giveaway!
jjdragonfly [at] gmail [dot] com

rebecca said...

How cute!! I will go with 13 times.

Thanks!

gitrecca (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

very cute. I guess 36 times!

jen
mariettaseller(AT)yahoo(dot)com

ps I don't think youre a bad seamstress- it just looks like a lot of work! these guesses under 10 don't seem realistic ;)

Jodi said...

I will guess 9
purehrt555(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathy - mom of many said...

Well, considering you made four lovely aprons, my guess is 9 times. That sounds like a lot, I hope you are healing. :)
Cute daughter, by the way.
Kathy
bigfamily8 (at) yahoo (dot) com

PennyWise Taximom said...

I am going to guess about 7 times. Very cute aprons.

karen and co. said...

Nine?

Candice said...

I have no idea. How about FOUR times?
I wish there was a science to this! I would really love to win!

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

www.MomMostTraveled.com

Nissa said...

This is an unfair game. If I guess too low, it'll be condescending, right? Yet if I put a big number, it's akin to calling you a terrible seamstress. Ugh. Well, I'm gonna go high, to be different.
22. It's a number that just popped into my head. :)

Beautiful aprons!

mommaren said...

This is a fun one. I will guess 6 times, maybe three for each arpon!
rrappohmystars at yahoo dot com

the mama hood said...

I am guessing once!

jskell911 said...

my guess is 43..... um I would have at least double that many but, I am a klutz so...

Nurse Mommy said...

unlucky 13 would be my guess????

noreen said...

22 times

Rebecca said...

I will guess 9 times. The aprons are super cute!
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