Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway Day Has Arrived!

This giveaway is now closed - thank you for joining in on the fun!

Quilters are incredibly generous by nature. I have yet to find one who isn't. They give away their beautiful creations on a daily basis. Quilts are donated and gifted by the hundreds. They selflessly share their fabric, patterns, inspiration, stitched masterpieces, and time and and today over at sewmamasew, they have gathered in large numbers to post giveaways.



I love having giveaways! So in conjunction with sewmamasew and to celebrate 300 posts, I wanted to offer a little something too. Last year Deanna, over at Wedding Dress Blue, shared this tutorial to make these potholders. I made a set, and then I made another...and another...and I think I made a total of 8 sets for gifts. And I am still making them! :) My Mom said not to make her any, she had plenty of potholders, but when she saw them, she changed her mind. She wanted a set for herself and a set to show off to all of her friends and neighbors who she now says need some too. LOL.

So today, I am giving away a set I just made yesterday for you. I found this fabric the other day and thought they would make darling potholders. I see four more in my near future. LOL.


These potholders measure 8 1/2" and have a layer of Insulbright, a layer of muslin, and a layer of Warm & Natural batting so they are thick and made to use. I don't want to hear that you're not using them!

This giveaway will end on May 25th at 5 pm PST and the winner will be chosen by random number generator and be announced on Sunday, the 27th. I will ship internationally and you do not have to be a follower although I would love to have you become part of the dirt road family.

Please, please, please make sure to leave me your email address if you are a non-reply commenter or I will be unable to contact you if you should win and I'll have to generate another winner. Just leave me a comment and tell me...hmmm...do you like coffee? Since these potholders are made from coffee  fabric and I don't like coffee, I thought I would ask. I LOVE the smell, but can not drink it. Everyone told me when I went to college I would learn to drink it, but nope. Just don't like the taste. I'm sure y'all are thinking, "What is wrong with her?!" Well, lots of things, but we won't worry about that today. :)

So have fun hopping around and discovering new blogs to visit this week and thank you for popping in here!

127 comments:

Ann said...

I didn't like coffee until I started drinking it with flavored creamers. Still can't understand how people can drink it black!

quiltgrammy said...

Well I use to like the taste of coffee, then about 3 years ago I poured myself a cup and went to take that first taste and just could NOT do it, I also love the smell but don't like the taste. I still think your potholders are amazing, thanks for the chance to have them put to use in my kitchen.

christinebolin said...

I felt that way about coffee, too. I take it with lots of creamer and sweet & low. It's kind of like beer. You really have to learn to like it. And, I agree about the smell, if it tasted as good as it smells, I wouldn't work all day. I would just sit and drink coffee. And bacon, too. I LOVE the smell of bacon. I don't eat bacon any more, but occasionally have a club sandwich.

BK said...

Love coffee! Black, iced, you name it. Those potholders are so cool!

Anonymous said...

Nothing better than homemade pot holders! Coffee...I tell people that I'm not old enough to drink coffee. I don't think I will ever be old enough to drink coffee!

Anonymous said...

that anonymous comment is from shelljo. stupid blogger...

Angela Nussbaum said...

Coffee themed, yum! (as i take another sip of coffee) those would be well used at my house. I only have 2, i keep meaning to make some, but i dont. (sad sigh) Thanks for the chance!

Shelljo said...

I'm still not old enough to drink Coffee. Not sure if I ever will be old enough to drink coffee! Shelljo

Kate said...

Nope, my husband and I don't like coffee at all. I'll drink the occasional cappuccino while traveling but that's it.

Lisa Cox said...

LOL, it looks like I'm not alone in not liking coffee. I love the fabric though! So cute!
Thanks for the chance to win these.

drmithome said...

I am a coffee drinker, but I have to have one of the flavored creamers.

Michell said...

mmmm coffee I think I drink to much

captainsharmie said...

i LOVE coffee! it was being in university that got me hooked. at first it was just during midterms, but now? every day at work. sometimes my boss will even bring me one! and i got jamaican and brazilian coffee for christmas this year, and boy is that stuff good!

you can reach me at supersharmie at gmail dot com :)

fern said...

I used to LOVE coffee! Now, for some reason, I don't drink it. And sometimes the smell makes me so nauseated now... But those potholders are darling and I'd love to use them!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu gosto de café,tomo algumas muuuuitas xícaras por dia.Sou seguidora e um dia vou ter uma foto com girassóis.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Carol said...

Thanks for this chance to win these lovely potholders! My husband and I both enjoy Columbian coffee and sometimes I make two pots instead of the usual one.

Carol (NJ)

Gill said...

I love coffee - I can't stand tea!!

Bossymamma said...

Thank you for the chance to win these lovely potholders. It certainly sounds as though they will protect from the heat

Jennifer said...

I have finally learned to like coffee, this past year! But I like it 'girly' as dh says. Lots of cream and a little raw sugar.
I found this chocolate coffee the other day, that is the bomb diggity!

Jessica said...

I love coffee! Drinking it right now! Love it in ice cream, cookies, candy, you name it! Thanks for the chance..

Anita said...

LOVE coffee...and love your pot holders. makes me think I should make a few...since I have supplies. But I'd rather win y ours.

Thank you.

CMEH said...

I am not a fan of hot coffee! I only drink it iced and I have a ton of coffee items in the home in spite of that! I totally understand! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Von said...

I love coffee and these pot holders are perfect!

Doniene said...

I can't believe you don't like coffee!!! I didn't like it as a kid, but I DID learn to drink it in college and now it is my favorite beverage! and did you know - some restaurants still serve it free!! Love the pot holders!

Ana said...

I like coffee on a rare occasion. The smell is gorgeous but I wouldn't have it every day. Love your pot holders.

Janet said...

I love the smell and taste of coffee but it makes me really jittery so I only drink a small cup once in a while - usually at the end of a big meal, like Christmas dinner. DH drinks it every day however. Thanks for a chance to win your cute potholders.

NaomiG said...

Cooofffeeeee! I am not awake until I've had a cup of coffee. I am not functioning at a normal level until I've had two. Three is a lazy day treat. :-) And, I like it black, but I love it with just a splash of cream or milk to cut the acid a bit. People better keep their flavored creamers away from my joe! :-)

Those pot holders are beautiful! I have a pair I made, and then I've NEVER bound the edges of them! How dumb is that? Drives me crazy every time I see them nestled in one of my stash drawers.

bee*in*the*balm said...

addicted to it i'm afraid.
fingers crossed! treevt80 at yahoo dot com

monica. said...

I agree with you! I love the smell but cannot stand the taste! I have been told I make a good cup of coffee though, because I made my husband teach me. Thanks for the giveaway!

Echo Dannelle said...

I'm like you, I LOVE the smell of coffee, cappuccino, anything of the sort. But I don't like the taste. There's just something bitter about it that I can't get past.

Elizabeth Martin said...

coffee makes the world go round in my house!!!
Love the design of those potholders!!! What a great idea! :) Awesome giveaway idea!!!

@pril said...

I don't drink coffee but love the smell of it. These fabrics are super cute.

Sarita said...

Such cute potholders! :)
I love coffee, but it has to have lots and lots of milk in it. I can't handle it black. Smells delicious brewing, though!
Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

sarita0818 at comcast dot net

Summer Killebrew said...

I LOVE coffee...black, even. My husband fills his with a ton of cream and sugar...pansy. ;) These are darling, btw...and I can't imagine a house with too many pot holders.

Nancy Sue said...

Love coffee! straight up and strong. Favorite coffee is Cafe Du Monde coffee in my cafe du monde coffee cup. The cup seems to make it taste better.

Valerie said...

I don't love coffee (I'm a regular tea drinker) but those espresso based frappucinos and macchiatos at the ridiculously expensive coffee shop with the mermaid on the cup - those are divine. Thank goodness there isn't a 'bucks near me, I could blow the budget on those things!

Pippa Parsons said...

I love coffee, that fabric is delish

Robin said...

I love love love coffee! Thanks for the chance to win!

Bethany said...

LOVE the smell, but I can only want it every once in a while...

little apple tally said...

Have to have my coffee.... although most of my family and friends don't drink it. I made myself drink it because my parents did and because it was served at college socials. Now I'd like to get off it but its my one adiction.

Tracy said...

I do like coffee, but I'm a bit of a snob. I like good coffee. The stuff that's been sitting on the burner at the fast-food restaurant or the light brown water my mom makes (love ya, mom!) doesn't qualify as coffee.

;-)

Abigail said...

I love coffee! I usually have 2-3 cups per day... its just such a comforting taste to me...

abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

JoyceLM said...

I also love the smell of coffee but the taste never lives up to the smell. I'm a tea drinker instead. Thanks for the chance to win your cute potholders.

Laura said...

I love the smell of coffee and could smell it all day, but I'm not a fan of drinking it. I do love mochas though!

Jennifer Gail said...

I love coffee but only with lots of creamer. If I had to drink it black I wouldn't be a coffee drinker. thanks

Kim said...

I am not a coffee drinker. Hasn't touched a drop in decades. I do like the smell of it thought.

Sallie said...

I like coffee with hazelnut syrup and whipped cream. I usually drink hot tea, though. Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy said...

I'm an addict.... LOVE coffee! Such a cute project!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Just like you I love the smell and hate the taste. My nutritionist told me I should drink one or two cups a day because it's good for memory so occasionally I try, but after doctoring it up with cream and sugar I think I've done more harm than good! blessings, marlene

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I drink espresso with milk every morning and evening.

Linda Sulli said...

To cute, and I sure could use a new pot holder. I don't drink coffee, but do like moka jelly beans, does that count?

Rose said...

The potholders are just too cute. I used to love coffee and needed it to get going in the mornings. However, an MD recommended that my husband and I cut back or give up coffee. Now it is being touted for its health benefits but I have stayed true to my ice water for breakfast every day. The ice water gets me going as well.

Thank you for the super giveaway.

wooLynn said...

I love coffee...especially in the morning! Thanks for the chance

Joy said...

Yes, I like coffee. Looking forward to lots of iced coffee this summer!

Jen said...

I love coffee! I am pregnant and have been told to lay off caffeine, and it can be hard to find good flavored coffee in decaf. I am asking for a Keurig for my "baby present". Thanks for the giveaway!

Nanbon44 said...

I am just like you, love the smell of coffee, hate the taste... I won't even drink from my husband's coffee thermo cup as it ruins the taste of my tea... But I do love the mug rugs and have one on my desk that is about worn out.

theona said...

Love coffee and the potholders! They would go great in my kitchen. In fact, I think I see my name in some of the script on the back of the potholders! lol Thanks for being such a generous lady. :-)

Wonky Girl said...

Coffee with creamer and sugar, one cup mornings :)
Those potholders are great, would love to win and hang on the nook wall!
I started following you about a week ago, love the blog. I have horses and love to quilt so we have some things in common.

Wehaf said...

I don't like coffee at all, but my boyfriend does.

urchiken at gmail dot com

JMF said...

Yes I love coffee and those potholders!!!!!!!!!!

SHANA said...

I don't drink normal coffee but I do love special coffees lol. I just don't like paying the price for them so it is a rare treat for me.

Karin said...

I havent drunk a sip of coffee until I´ve started working for my company 15 years ago. Well by now I´m addicted to it - lol! But I also like to drink tea - those from the herb store - yummmieeehh!
Those potholder are great - love the fabric!!

Sis-O said...

yes, love coffee. Didn't take to it til in early thirties though. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I love coffee to death! Haha...
Thank U for the lovely giveaway, hope I win...
Please come join my giveaway too:
http://whimsyloft.com/2012/05/may-giveaway/

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Mountain Knitter said...

Beautiful and so useful! Potholders are high on my to-do list but... I still haven't gotten around to them. I do love coffee, but I cannot drink it anymore. My husband does though, so I get to smell it every morning. Ahhh.

Christine said...

I love coffee, but I went right off it both times I was expecting which is wierd

Vesuviusmama said...

I love coffee, and usually drink a cup most days. I'm not one of those who can drink a whole pot, though. And my husband doesn't drink it, so I drink it alone. I wish I could post a picture so you can see what my current potholders look like (scorched from the grill!). These would be a wonderful addition to my kitchen.

Amy said...

I WANT to love coffee. Reminds me of my mom who loved her coffee. I love cofee cake, mocha cake, coffee crisp chocolate bars...but not coffee. One day maybe. That and grapefruit... Love your pot holders though :)

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

Karin
Fun blog and it looks like you have a fun life.
Hope you have a great day.
Regena

Jackie said...

Do I love coffee? DEFINITELY! I'm almost embarrassed to admit how much I drink. Normally I have 4 or 5 POTS a day. My husband and I drink one together before he goes to work, I make another one when he leaves, then another in the afternoon. Another pot goes on after supper, and then sometimes at 10 or 11 at night I crave more so will make another one. It's not unusual for me to say, "One more cup of coffee then I'm going to bed" I don't even know how I sleep, haha! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have these in my kitchen!! We are remodeling, and they would be so cute in there, and my hotpads leave a lot to be desired, so new ones would be great.
Thank you for the chance to win, I dearly love the fabrics you chose. :)
jackieinmi67@gmail.com

chels said...

I do like coffee (French Roast!) But I'm so sensitive to caffeine that I stick to tea.

Georgia said...

I also like the smell of coffee, but I hate the taste! :)
peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jeanne Gwin said...

I love coffee, love the smell of coffee, but it hates me. I will occasionally have a cup but it is full of cream.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

It is strange I used to drink a pot of coffee every night before I went to bed. I have only drunk probably less than 10 cups in the past 3 years. For some reason, I have just lost the taste for it. I still love to smell it perking or when you open the can. The potholders are beautiful.

Linda said...

Yes, I'm a coffee drinker. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway. I'll have to check out the tutorial for making some of my own if I don't happen to win. Linda

rodlindafansler at gmail dot com

Lynn said...

i like a small amount-the caffeine isn't great for me-but i do like coffee ice cream-and i love potholders!
thanks

Rie said...

Oh, I'm just like you - I adore the smell of coffee but I don't drink it! I love the smell, the colours but not the taste!

Trish said...

yes i love coffee.

Laura said...

I like coffee but only with lots of milk and sugar in it :)

Steph Jacobson said...

I love coffee--can't start my day without it! I have to have it with flavored creamer, though--I so enjoy finding trying new ones.

Sue said...

Love coffee (but not black). I just wish sometimes that it would keep me awake. I can drink it right before bed.

majorasue(at)hotmail(dot)com

Steph and Carlos said...

Adore a coffee... fair trade though!!

xo Steph

ewebewe said...

I can't even stand the smell of coffee anymore. I used to love it before I had my son. Those darn hormones.....

Hilachas said...

I love coffee. As a matter of fact, I'm drinking some right now as I surf the blogs. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Emma said...

I don't like coffee to drink, but coffee cake is one of my favourite things.

Robin in New Jersey said...

No coffee for me. I am a big tea drinker. But, coffee ice cream is my favorite ice cream!

thehappycrochetchic said...

thehappycrochetchic@yahoo.com

i LOVE coffe

Snoodles said...

I'm your newest follower! I adore coffee, and love those potholders! I hope Mr. Random picks me!

Rachel M said...

I live in the Pacific Northwest where coffee shops abound and I don't drink it. I love the smell, but I don't really like the flavor much. I love the coffee fabric you used for these! Cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

ravensrascals (at0 gmail (dot) com

schola minimus said...

I love coffee, can't make it through the day without it. I love these potholders...even if I don't win, I think I may have to try & copy! (-:
And we live on a dirt road too, with a bunch of animals too!
thanks
staceysgroups(at)gmail(dot)com

gypsyjolie said...

I've always loved the smell of coffee, but only recently really started to love coffee - as long as it is iced! I like my tea hot and my coffee iced. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

ELNM said...

I've always loved the smell of coffee (I think of my Dad), but never learned to drink it until a few years ago (I'm 51)! I still drink it about half coffee, half milk & sugar which makes my husband chuckle! Thanks for the very useful giveaway!

Second Chance Tan said...

I have to be in the right mood for coffee - and then its fab x

Sue said...

No coffee for me. I a tea drinker.

Donna said...

I never thought I would be a coffee drinker, but now I love it. I got hooked on lattes when I lived in the Seattle area. I'm a bit of a coffee snob, though...it MUST be Starbucks! I have one cup every morning made with Starbucks coffee beans with my homemade flavored creamer.
Love the potholders!

V said...

I'm the same way. I don't like the taste but love the smell.

lil'monkeysmama said...

Through and through coffee lover. Just gave it up for my pregancy, but not a day goes by that I don't think about it:)
smcintosh12(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy said...

Sweet sweet nectar of life. My husband doesn't like it either. Good. More for me!

SunflowerSkies said...

I'm more of a tea drinker, but I always have a cup of coffee with my mom in the morning :) Thanks for the giveaway

Anonymous said...

oh yeah.
first cup of the morning is just the best.
thanks for the giveaway.
cid
cidtwoatcoxdotnet

laurawilson25 said...

I do love coffee, though I never make it at home. I've always wanted to try pot holder, but I never know what to put inside them to make them function as potholders. I need to seek out some tutorials! Thanks for the giveaway!

sewpsyched said...

Oh yeh, love coffee, tea and hot chocolate!

Macska said...

I admit it, I'm not a coffee fan. Don't like the taste, don't like the smell. (Do like the colour, though!) I'm a tea drinker myself. ;-)

macska at gmail dot com

Lee said...

I love love coffee! thanks for a sweet giveaway :) have a great week!

Lora said...

I love coffee. I started drinking it when the boys were little, 14 years ago. Thanks for the giveaway. i would love to have them.

Amy said...

I LOVE coffee!! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm the same about coffee, really don't like the taste but like the smell. However, I did try chocolate coated coffee beans once and they weren't bad :)

kate1485 at hotmail.com

Vicki C said...

The pot holders are super cute. And funny you should ask if we like coffee. I am the same as you, I love the smell of coffee, but can't drink the stuff. I also don't like any of the cakes or candies that have coffee in them. Thanks for the wonderful give-away oppurtunity. Vicki C - vkcisme@gmail.com

Breanna S. said...

as my husband says I like a little coffee with my creamer and sugar. LOL so yes I like Coffee but only if it is sweet and creamy.

Cal said...

Absolutely love coffee! And I agree that the best thing about coffee is its smell. And the ability to kick me into gear. Love the darling potholders!

strandkorbtraum said...

ha they would go even better with "Muckefuck" a fake coffe made from roasted grain and other things, amybe I could fool everyone in believeing it'S real coffee with those pot holders

pbs.seams said...

I like coffe3e with french vanilla creamer.

Tania said...

Love, love coffee. Those pot holders are just too cute.

JenJohnson said...

i might as well have coffee in an i.v. drip before noon. these are awesome!!

sandyandcosmo said...

I prefer tea over coffee but i do like these potholders!

Kathy H said...

I don't like coffee but do like coffee ice cream!

LeAnna said...

Luuurv coffee, hot or cold, but always, always, always with cream and sweetener. Finally weaned myself off refined sugar and have learned to embrace liquid stevia. Iced coconut coffee with vanilla creme stevia is my favorite, ever. Cute potholders!

agent713 said...

Woah! Good thing I got in before the deadline!!! Do I like coffee??? Is the sky blue? Of course I like coffee!!! After all, I do WORK at Starbucks ;) These pot holders are super cute too.

Jeannie D said...

Coffee,Java,Cuppa Joe...any way you pour it, I'll drink it...and PLENTY of it! These potholders are so stinkin'cute!

mynadala(at)gmail(dot)com

ikkinlala said...

I like coffee sometimes, but I don't drink it every day.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Hippie Housewife said...

I love the smell more than the taste, but sometimes I give in and have one anyway. :)

Sheila said...

I love coffee and am lost without my morning cup.

Craftgirl83 said...

I love coffee! I'm having some now actually.

jruminski said...

I love, love, love coffee!! Just black, nothing else. Beautiful potholders!

Thanks so much!

jamieruminski at gmail dot com

Lori said...

these are so pretty.
no dont like coffee.
but i am a big tea drinker.
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Irina said...

I don't like coffee but I LOVE its smell...

MoonBeam said...

Just found your blog for the first time. Don't like the smell or the taste of coffee. Never have. That's one way to handle an addiction!

I do need some new potholders, though. Just ask my friends! These would be lovely.

OK, off to look further down your blog. Thanks.

Bobbi

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