Sunday, May 22, 2011

May Giveaway - Button, Button



Welcome everyone! I've been wanting to get together a giveaway for a while, so when I saw that there was an official Sew,Mama,Sew May Giveaway Day, I thought it was the perfect excuse for actually doing this. Giveaways are so much fun, and I'm sure there are going to be a lot of great ones, so I hope you will hop over there and check it out.


Since most of the people who read this are going to be new to my blog, I just want to introduce myself briefly - My name is Pamela and I am a quilter. I love to play with fabric and thread, and I enjoy writing. So the natural progression was for me to start this blog, and I have really enjoyed writing and documenting my work. I am a pretty busy wife and mother, have a dog and a cat and work part time at a quilt shop. I enjoy fabric of all kinds, and also work as a seamstress doing alterations and custom sewing. Mostly I like to write about quilting, but I do add other things from time to time.


On to the Giveaway! I will be creating one of my custom journal covers in blue and yellow with a monogram for the winner - I will ship this anywhere in the world so everyone is more than welcome to enter. I've been making these journals for a while now and just added the blue and yellow version to my Etsy shop.
Isn't it pretty? These are so fun to make!

How do you win? I thought it would be fun to have a little guessing game. Just leave me a comment telling me how many buttons you think there are in my little button jar:





Just a little help for you - the button jar is about 6 inches high and 4 inches in diameter. It holds quite a few buttons (hint, hint!). The closest guess to the actual number of buttons wins the journal! You have through May 25 to guess, so have fun trying!


Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you again!



Pamela


107 comments:

Sarah W said...

142 buttons? Well, the book cover is cute - I'd love to have one.

Ellen said...

227 buttons....

angelina said...

270

Helena said...

978 going high :)
texhelena(at)aol(dot)com

Homemaker Honey said...

739
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Heather said...

185 buttons? I love the blue and yellow! :) Thank you for having this.

noca0603 at gmail.com

beccy said...

Hi Pamela!

I'm going to be way out on this one but I'm going to go for 240.

Thanks for the fun giveaway, I'll be checking back to see how far wrong I am :)

Bethany said...

What a great way to choose a winner!! 247 popped into my head so I'm sticking with that :)

Sarcastic Quilter said...

What a fun giveaway. I'm going to guess 373. :)

Thanks for the chance.

Bailey said...

125 buttons??

Poddle said...

I'm guessing 421. :) I'd love a journal cover - the one you've shown is beautiful. I'm sure a personalised one would be even more so. Thanks for the great giveaway.

redzshadow said...

157 buttons! Love the book cover btw!

Karen P. said...

330 is my guess.

Ruth said...

I'm always terrible at these things, but I'll go for 567

Olivia said...

I'd say... 387 buttons!

Mruna Mistry said...

I'm guessing 789...

http://ebony-ivory-rainbow.blogspot.com/

kathy said...

You are smart to have a button guessing game.
My guess is 971.
You can see my giveaway at http://runningwithrocket.blogspot.com/2011/05/sewmamasew-bunny-giveaway.html

I love the SMS folks who put together a fantastic list of other blogs to visit. Glad to meet you.

Abby said...

I'm going to guess 156 buttons.
Lovely giveaway!
dramallama56@hotmail.com

A Joyful Chaos said...

411

ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

Bonnita said...

1500 buttons!

Shirley said...

What a fun game. 432.

Lisa said...

552 buttons!

Angie said...

312! did i win??? ;)

Hayley said...

788? :)

Raven's Rascals said...

I'm going to guess 333. :o) Thanks for the chance to win! Cute cover!

ravensrascals at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

My guess is 235 buttons!! :) Thanks for the chance to win.

Cheers!
Rachel
http://www.DewberryLane.com

HappyQuilting at DewberryLane dot com

B @ Sweet Limes said...

429 but gosh am I terrible at guessing these sorts of thing.

limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

Littlebit said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win
libbystiles(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sarah Rae said...

Hmm.... 483

Amy said...

412. Thanks for the chance.

Very Verdant said...

How about 490? Anyway...love the journal cover. It would be perfect for our family prayer journal.

Nuts To You! said...

234

Yellow is my favorite color and blue is a close second:)

Shawna

Sarah said...

273 is my guess. Thanks!

danette said...

I am going to say 1398 buttons.

wooLynn said...

650 buttons...

Crystal Hendrix said...

Wow this is hard!!! LOL I want to say about 323

craftytokyomama said...

I love cheery blue and yellow and your pretty journal cover! I would use it for my food diary. (Yes, I'm dieting and the food journal really works!)
In keeping with my spooky giveaway, I am going to say there are 666 buttons in your button jar. Thanks for the chance from a fellow Oregonian!
~Janine in Japan

caitlinvb said...

I'm gonna say 302.

dearmrsreese said...

137

Shana said...

I am going to guess 322 buttons. I have no idea but I do know there are some small buttons. I love the journal so much and it would be so handy.

nicmowat said...

421


thanks for the sweet give-away
email in profile
or
nicmowat (at) gmail (dot) com
:)

Divya N said...

787 buttons...haaaa btw plz come visit my blog htpp://jewelsofsayuri.blogspot.com/ to participate in my giveaway...my email jewelsofsayuri@gmail(dot)com

babalisme said...

I'm going to say 472!

Morgan said...

303. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

197 buttons. What a great journal cover.

Pat K
tkelley5(at)charter(dot)com

Mary @ Bugglebee Handmade said...

Fun idea for a giveaway! I'll guess there's 1000 buttons. Beautiful journal cover!

Irina said...

897...

sewmeow said...

Cute idea, Pamela.

247 is my guess.

Sarah said...

I'm going to guess: 493

Carol Johnston said...

213 buttons.
Great giveaway!

jennifer said...

I'm gonna go for 307, but I really have no idea! Thanks for the chance to win, the journal cover is beautiful. x

jennifer grace @ hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk

pianomama said...

563 -- wild guess:-)

Lisa said...

317

Jingle said...

My guess is 562 buttons!

Jenn's Yarn Addiction said...

There are 317 buttons in that jar! jya@inoutbox.com

Christie S. said...

I'd guess 316.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Ha ha ha, what fun! I am guessing 325.

Thanks for the chance.
debyeo at hotmail dot com

HelenN said...

157 buttons

helenhsin(at)yahoo.com

Danielle said...

600 buttons? Thanks for the giveaway!

CMEH said...

that is a great idea, both the book cover and the game... ingenious!

I am guessing 99 buttons.. everyone else has gone high... and like the old price is right trick of $1 I am going in the opposite direction!

Cassie said...

Oh I love guessing games... and I love buttons and what a cute journal cover... so I will guess... 526 buttons.

Lee said...

855 buttons is my guess! thanks for the fun!

zees5 said...

300 buttons???

Cass said...

I'm going to guess 1283 buttons in the jar. Love the journal cover. The Arc de Triumphe on in your etsy is beautiful. Love the photo. :)
Have a wonderful day.
Cass

Chantal said...

What about...278?
Nice idea with the book cover!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

661...

xo Steph

Donna Joy said...

My guess is 523, but I think that is high. Love the blue and yellow book cover, thanks for sharing.

Claire Atoxim said...

My guess is 350, thanks so much for the chance to win this great prize!

Atoxim at gmail dot com

Valerie said...

Oh man, I'm usually terrible at these.

I'll say 424.

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

317 buttons is my guess.

gill said...

145

Charlotte said...

wow .. what fun ... I'm going to say 660 buttons. I hopeyou have fun counting :-)

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

176. Don't know where that came from! I wanted to say hi cuz the way you introduced yourself I saw you at the head of the room and a gajillion quilters in the chairs and we all said, "hi pamela' like one of those meetings. Addiction, yeah, funny. The journal cover is really, really pretty!

umali666@yahoo.com

EFY said...

I love buttons, too. I'll guess 1147

MoranArtandQuilts said...

I'm going to guess 1575 buttons!

Treasuresofjoy said...

240!

Sangeetha said...

155

Emilie said...

647... I'm really bad at estimating these things usually but I'll test my luck anyway!
Thanks for the giveaway!

hueisei said...

175..
Thanks :)

xTroublex said...

353 buttons!

Love the quilting on the book cover :) Thank you

Laila L S said...

I'd say 542 buttons in the jar.

Suzanne said...

501

principeta said...

Lovely prize,my favorite colors.

My guess 100?

jbrgeternity said...

577 hope its enough! That journal is lovely though!

Patty D from NC said...

i'm never good at these kind of things but I'll go with 103

Beth said...

Guessing 356 - tried to read through to make sure I didn't guess the same as someone else . . .

yobethie at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

Thank you for the great giveaway. It's lovely.
atchisonsteph at gmail dot com
I think 432

Mary said...

333

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Morgan said...

Ooh fun! I'm going with 573 buttons.

Serena said...

156? Completely random guess. :) The cover is lovely. Thank you for the giveaway!

Catskill Quilter said...

Oh, I hope I am right - that journal cover is gorgeous! I am going to guess 317 buttons.

Sandra :) said...

I think ... 182 buttons :D

The book cover is really spectacular - that's a lovely design - I think it would look extra special with a monogrammed S, LOL! Thank you for a sweet giveaway :)

Djaj said...

369 buttons ! I'm very bad at this kind of "guess how many" game !

Calikisses said...

235. I am probably way off, but it's fun to guess anyway. That journal cover is lovely. Thank you for the chance!

Denise said...

These seem to be a great bunch of intelligent guessers, so I will go with the loose average and say 352!

Good luck everyone!

Sandi P said...

184 That would be quite a few, wouldn't it? Thanks for the fun little game. I love the journal covers.

Hippie Housewife said...

So pretty! I guess 521 buttons in the jar. :)

PT_Sarah said...

357!


Sarah
angelpie0303@yahoo.com

tolmema said...

i'm going to say 300 buttons :)

Kathy H said...

I guess 199 buttons.

LisaT said...

186? Thanks!

Jagels said...

198, thanks.

Amanda2089 said...

I'm guessing 488. I'm very bad at these sorts of things :P

leslieanne said...

276? Very clever!

Rosie said...

Hello from an Oregonian in Canada! What a gorgeous journal cover! Though if the draw was for the buttons, I'd be just as excited! I'm going to guess there's 555 buttons in there (I was gonna say 333, but that just looked too low after careful consideration) LOL So, 555. Final answer. :) Thanks so much for this opportunity!

Victoria said...

I guess 186 buttons in the candy jar.

Mandy Mc said...

What a fun way to decide the winner! I love it. I'm guessing 363. I love the journal cover, by the way. Adorable!