Thursday, February 20, 2014

Christmas To Come Giveaway ..

Hello my dear friends,

you won't believe this ... Christmas has just been and I am already working on Christmas to come!

Maybe be it's because it still snows here in Ontario every other day (our last snow storm was just two nights ago) or it's because I wasn't able to concentrate much on Christmas creations this past year with everything that going on in my life ~ I am not sure.

What got me actually started was a short visit to our local Goodwill store one morning where I found some lovely cotton yarn in a light gray shade spun with a silver thread ... so beautiful! 


Late that evening sitting down in my favourite place in our dining room and wanting to relax, I thought of crocheting one of my little flowers just to see what it would look like and then found myself not wanting to stop in the end. I must have crochet for at least an hour and 25 flowers later it was 1 am in the morning and it was time to go to bed.  


I seemed to be so 'hooked' on crocheting my tiny blooms, that after waking up the next day and after making a coffee and turning the wash machine on, I found myself in the same place as the night before again with my crochet hook and silver yarn happily working away. I am actually thinking of turning the entire ball of yarn into flowers ... I wonder how many it will be?!

I am also already playing with a few thoughts of what I am going to use all these little pretties for and I think they will become a part of  this years home made Christmas gifts ~ but that's all I am going to 'give away' for now.
I would also love to design a little crochet star this year. I know there are some of them out there already and I had tried out a few but there was always something I didn't quite like about them. Right now I am not happy just yet with my design. I am hoping to finally be able to do a little 'Christmas in July' this year and that is where I will share it, if I get it right.

And last but least ...

... how about this?

A giveaway with a little twist!

Who ever guesses how many little crochet flowers I am able to make from the lovely yarn will receive one of my Christmas creations that I am going to make with them. I will draw the winner in the first week of July and if there is more than one correct answer I will put all those names into a jar and draw the final winner from there. The winner will receive one of my creations just before Christmas ... I just thought it would be something neat to do!?  Oh ... almost forgot! If the is no correct answer all names will go in a jar and the winner will then be picked from there.

 And this is the twist ...

... for the winner it will be a surprise Christmas gift because I am not planning on sharing what I am going to create with these little blooms until just after Christmas. I know it's quite a while away between starting this giveaway, announcing the winner and then actually mailing the gift to them, but I am in love with the idea. Why? It's almost like being a child again, waiting all year for Christmas to come and then to see if there is a surprise waiting under the tree.

There is one tiny rule to this giveaway though and that is that you are a follower of Todolwen ... that's all!

So ... if you would like the chance to win something small and neat for Christmas, just leave a comment on this post.


The giveaway is now closed!


 I have created this button for my giveaway and it will be on my right sidebar until July.
I am already so excited about this and I hope you all think this is a neat idea too. Now I better get my skates on and decided on what I am going to create for this giveaway.

Please note ... this giveaway is now closed!

Thank you for visiting me here at Todolwen again ~ it is always so nice when you do so and it would be lovely if you would pop back again some time.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.

71 comments:

  1. Those little flowers look so cute in the grey and silver!
    I'd love to have my name thrown into the hat. I'm a follower and my guess is 65!
    I wonder if today's rain will wash away some of that white stuff. Hope so.

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  2. My guess, 72! They're so delicate, can't wait to see what you'll do with them :)
    I'm a follower via GFC.

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  3. 127 (Go BIG or go home, I always say)! So much fun - I have been knitting Christmas gifts for next year, on the couch, during the Olympics. Don't work your wrist into a frenzy with all those little flowers - Happy Thursday! Tanya

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  4. Such pretty little flowers. My guess is 113.

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  5. Karen I love your idea!
    These little flowers are so beautiful and I will be here, when you tell us, what you made out of them after xmas. My guess is 312.

    Have fun with your flowers and forget about the time
    Greetings from Germany
    Ines

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  6. I am going to guess 247 though I hope that your hands don't hurt after all that! This is a lovely idea and your flowers are so sweet.

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  7. I'll play along - how about 97? Such cute flowers too!

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  8. My guess is 325...now that's a whole lot of flowers! Nice choice of colours.
    Cheers, Linda.

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  9. How cool! My guess is 193. They will be so pretty.

    M J

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  10. They are so neat as are all your creations. My guess is 225.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. I would say you could get 350 little flowers from the yarn.

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  12. Fabulous idea... my guess would be 150...Thank you for the chance to win....Hugs May x x x

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  13. Great idea - what fun! My guess if 250. I've made some of your little flowers and know how addictive it can be and really easy to take on a bus journey. Thanks for the chance to win one of your lovely creations. Margie x

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  14. oh what fun and i adore the greyish color of these sweet blooms! ok..my guess..hmmm....i'm going to say : 321. Fingers crossed....

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  15. I love your little flowers! My guess is 101:) have a happy day - Heidi

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  16. The grey flowers are as sweet as can be. Thank you for sharing. I predict 213 precious little flowers!

    Sherrie

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  17. what a GREAT post and what a lovely idea - think ahead.... :) You're a national treasure, karen
    My fingers get all knotted up just thinking of you doing all those 243 silver-grey blooms (actually, I had written 213 and then just saw Sherrie's comment with this number - so I go a bit higher!) you will crochet of that yarn. I used to saw, knit, crochet & paint, fold, stick, draw, you name it, I did it - and now I'm just 'making music, gardening, cooking, reading, photographing and only do the occasional adjustment to a bought textile - everything at its time!
    Be good, dear friend, love your always enthusiastic posts!
    Kiki

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  18. Oh, Karen, what a wonderful idea. And I just love Christmas in July, too. I love your beautiful flowers and can't wait to see what you're going to give away. SOMEbody is going to be mighty lucky. Crossing my fingers!

    SuZeQ

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  19. Let's see...I say 227!! That's a lot of beautiful goodness. Di@Cottage-Wishes

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  20. Hi Karen, how cute!!! Since I crochet your flowers I know how small they are and oh there are so many variables. How much thread, the thickness, how tight or loose you crochet, I could drive myself crazy trying to take in all this. How about 127 and I am a long time follower. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

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  21. Such a fun giveaway! Very impressive that you are already working on NEXT Christmas! I'm going to guess 132 little flowers. Don't work too hard!

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  22. I am always working on Christmas ideas year round so this is a super fun idea! I love the little crochet things you make and share. I don't crochet so not sure how to figure so will just guess. I'll say 173. Happy crocheting, Pam

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  23. What a unique idea for a giveaway! I will guess that you can make 160 of the cute little flowers.

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  24. Oh yes, I am leaving a comment. I love them and I am a follower too! It is a long way but I am hoping to win! Dianntha

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  25. I am with you .. I love this idea... I just learn to make lil flowers and hearts too.. I just love them. your colors are so beautiful.. I am a follower via email and followers.. my guess would be.. ummm.. 245 lil flowers....

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  26. Since my birthday is "Christmas in July (7/25)" I think that 725 is too many so I'll scramble the numbers up a little bit and guess 257. Yep - that's what I'll do. Merry (early) Christmas, Karen!

    SuZeQ

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  27. What a fun idea for a giveaway Karen!!
    My guess is 428...have fun creating!!

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  28. Beautiful little flowers! 378 is my guess
    Thank-you for the blog, love you beautiful pictures, keep them coming
    Cecilia

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  29. Puedo participar por favor!!! yo creo que van a ser 120.Muchas gracias!!!

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  30. Liebe Karen
    das ist eine sehr schwere Entscheidung..... aber ich denke es werden 89 kleine Blueten.
    Und ich beneide Dich nicht um die 89 x 2 Faeden, die Du verstecken musst! ;o)
    Habe ich schon einmal geschrieben, dass ich Dein Blog liebe? Nein?
    Dann jetzt: "ich liebe Dein Blog!"
    Herzlichen Gruesse aus Koeln
    ute

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  31. WOW Karen I adore this gray yarn and with the silver sparkle it shouts out Christmas to me too!!
    Aww that's a hard one to guess - OK a stab in the dark from me - 408.
    I've been following you for years - your exquisite creations always inspire me!
    I've added your Giveaway button to my side bar!
    Hugs
    Shane

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  32. I just started following you recently, love your blog! I'll guess 213, I was going to guess 227 but someone else already had. Thanks for a fun giveaway, good luck to all. Marianne Squire Maszer

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  33. What a lovely idea ... whoever wins is going to love whatever you come up with :)

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  34. Love your Blog, your little flowers are so pretty

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  35. What fun! I think you'll be able to make 205! Happy creating! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  36. I'm going to say 199. I love going to the thrift stores looking for little treasures. Ours has baskets full of buttons. I'll never pay full price for buttons again. Tons of patterns too, a real treasure trove. Merry Christmas to you all year round.

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  37. Dearest Karen; this is such an imaginitive and creative idea! But then we all knew you were all of that and more. I guess 191, and don't ask me why! Ha! Looking forward to this giveaway and those are precious little flowers.

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  38. Well, dang, I thought I had commented ages ago. Not to worry, here we go, 187, and I hope your poor fingers don't get calluses ;-).

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  39. What a lovely idea and such lovely thread. They will look beautiful all clumped together. My guess is 147. Thank you for the opportunity and best wishes to the winner. Shirley N.Z.

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  40. The little flowers are lovely. I love everything you make. My guess for the numbers of flowers in that ball of thread is 343. Have a great day!! :)

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  41. The flowers are so beautiful!! LOVE! my guess is 197. :-)

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  42. Flower are lovely. My guess...337. Thank you. Anita

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  43. I am guessing 365 - one for each day of the year. They certainly are very pretty and I would imagine that at Christmas, in candlelight, they will sparkle and be absolutely beautiful. Betty

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  44. I will venture to guess 300 flowers...what a fun idea!

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  45. 239,I hope.
    Love your blog,feel better soon,

    Gillian

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  46. How fun Karen! I can hardly wait to see the finished gift!

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    1. I forgot to guess!! I'm going to say 495

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  47. I have made those tiny little blooms but my fingers get all tangled up..lol. I love them and guess 300...

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  48. I am guessing 54...hope I am the one! Dianntha

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  49. I make tiny things too, they are so fun. I am guessing (without knowing the yardage of the ball of thread) that you will get 187 tiny flowers.

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  50. How extremely fun this is!!! Here comes my guess............................215. There is something about the peace that comes from crocheting that before you know it your creation is sitting in your hands full of you thoughts and passion. That is the thing about crocheted items today......many people do not understand that it is not just a hand made item but and item that contains more than something tangible. It is a piece of that dear person's soul. Love your blog!!!

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  51. Love the little flowers .......... I'm guessing 312. Thanks for the fun!

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  52. I am guessing 277. I so enjoy hearing from you and seeing all of your sweet projects. Sending you some California sunshine! :)

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  53. Your work is lovely, fun giveaway, I will guess 325.
    You are very inspiring, you must know that.
    Joy in your day
    Marcie

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  54. Those are darling! I am going to guess 298. Thanks for sharing your talent - I look so forward to reading your blog entries - just makes me happy to see your name in my emails waiting to be opened.

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  55. 188 lovely little flowers. Thanks : )

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  56. Hi, I wish you've had time to rest today :) I'm going to guess 177 . Thanks for sharing your ideas and likes with us.
    Diana

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  57. Hope you're feeling much better now. Rest does a body good. I will guess 177. You have an amazingly creative brain. Always eager to see what you're up to next.

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  58. I will play along with your Christmas in July. My guess is 182. I am trying to catch up with friends today. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

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  59. Hi Karen! I am going to guess 87. Your little flowers are adorable. Love the color! Hugs to you!

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  60. My guess is 98. I know whatever you make from them will be magical. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  61. Hmmmm - this is fun! I wonder if you will be able to make 243? (I had a very scientific way of guessing - I added my age, my husband's age, the ages of our children and five grandchildren and the number of years we've been married - very technical!)

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  62. Hi Karen, I am going to guess 322 - thanks for the chance to enter such a fun contest! Your creations are really beautiful!
    Peggy

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  63. My guess is 125. I love them. Your poor fingers.

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  64. Hello Karen!
    My guess is 252! Happy counting!

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  65. I will play and my guess is 267! Thanks Karen, the flowers are lovely.

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  66. These are so pretty and lovely to look at. I guess 86. Mary

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  67. Gorgeous little flowers. I will guess 329. Thanks for such an awesome give away!!

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  68. I do so love everything you do! Sign me up for the Christmas giveaway, please!

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