Friday, May 7, 2010

T-shirt Giveaway!

Good gracious, I have been down in the dumps this past week. I really don't know what crawled in my butt and died, but perhaps getting sick with the Asian Hamster Flu, followed in close succession by both my children, plus owning a husband with a cracked, infected tooth, had something to do with it. Or perhaps I've just been contemplating the specter of my own mortality and found myself unable to reconcile my ultimate demise and my addiction to Bejeweled Blitz 2. Or PMS. One of those.

I did, beset though I was by the moony mopies, manage to make Devon a second skirt:


And I even made her a doll quilt out of the blocks I never used for the baby quilt I recently finished:


I think I may also finally have a handle on what to make for my plane ticket benefactor, but I'm going to have to clear away the fog that has built up in my synapses in order to accomplish this. It involves a set of Hoffman Bali Pops and a pattern that I found online. Now I say "pattern" but what I mean is "a loose set of instructions put together by a well-meaning blogger." Notice how I didn't make any reference to half-wits on crack? Because quilt bloggers get a free pass. Solidarity, and all that.

But it is a wee bit confusing, and I'm going to have to go against my nature and plan out exactly how to cut my strips and organize them to make the piecing go as smoothly as possible. We don't need another performance art installation, not with the mood I've been in.

Did I mention something about a giveaway?

Ah, yes. I had built up some credits in my Cafe Press store account and decided that I needed to actually own some of the merchandise I keep trying to persuade you people to buy (and those that have - THANK YOU!). So I got me a t-shirt and a bumper sticker. Here's the bumper sticker:


I can now attest that it is indeed sticky, and adheres to a common car bumper with ease and, dare I say, grace.

I am not going to show you a picture of the t-shirt because, for one thing, it looks just like the picture on the sidebar, and it turns out that they run a wee bit small. I bought a large, and, well, while I can get it on, and it's not like it's cutting off circulation or anything, it is just way too snug in the busticilogical area for my taste. I know some people like that kind of thing (my husband, for one), but it just not me, you know?

So, I'm going to give it to one of you. A Don't Drink and Quilt women's v-neck t-shirt, white, size large (think medium). To enter, please leave a comment and include a way for me to reach you, should this largesse become yours. No grammar questions this time. Become a follower to get a second entry (and current followers already get one entry, so your comment counts as entry number 2). Winner will be chosen at random. Deadline to enter in midnight on Monday, May 10. Winner announced on Tuesday.

38 comments:

Lynne said...

Your blog is so funny. T-shirts never cling to me in the busticular area because I have as good as nothing but they always cling to me in the stomachular area because I've got tons of that. I'm already a follower, ever since your quilting dictionary which was hilarious and I'm large (call it medium) and that t-shirt would make my family hoot if I wore it.

Ruthie said...

I love how you write..just like we were sitting here yakking. And while I can't get into a large OR a medium, my good friend Sandie can, and she's a quilter too... so I'll enter and give it to her if I win, and we'll have one more person to read your bog then! Thanks for the daily dose!

ewecan said...

LOve the little skirt on Devon, although I won't make one for our Devon, because he is all boy. T-shirt is awesome, but some of my friends feel they quilt better with a glass of wine (or two).

mjnauert said...

my greedy ass wants to win that shirt!

Elizabeth said...

I look forward to reading all of your entries. I would love to have one of your T-Shirts to wear to our quilting meetings. Everyone will get a laugh and I will be proud to wear it. Keep up the good work.

Monica said...

This would be the perfect t-shirt for wearing at a quilt retreat.

Gene Black said...

Hmmm...not being a woman, I guess I will pass on this one.
Besides, I do drink and quilt - I find that a glass of wine makes the free motion much easier for me! LOL
(but so you know, I am a follower!)
Oh heck, put me in, If I win I can give it as a prize at the quilt guild!

Anne said...

Meg, my co-workers think I need to be committed. Every time I read your blog I make a funny stifled-chortle-laugh-shortness of breath-kind-of noise and evil glares follow.

I need to win this pseudo-large shirt so I can be a show-off at my guild meetings.

(I'm already a follower!)

Vicki W said...

A new shirt and a doll quilt - you are the perfect Mommy!

Jennifer said...

I love your blog and have passed it on to the students in my quilting classes. I would love to wear it to a retreat where I do drink and quilt.

kaiolohiakids said...

The skirt is darling & I'd love the Tee!You crack me up!hola

Wendy_MT said...

I'm commenting just to show you that I LOVE your blog ... no matter how you're feeling, you always make me feel better for having read the post. Thanks!!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

I really enjoy your blog - thanks for the laughs.
I'm already a follower - and would love to win, of course.

Chris said...

I have been a follower for quite a while reading you blog but have actually just officially signed up to follow. My husband is always buying bumper stickers from Cafe Press so I can attest also that they are sticky. Keep up the great work!!

juanita said...

Ten reasons why I should win your T shirt:
1 - I am a dedicated follower
2 - I have sent many crazy quilters to your blog
3 - I have already told all my friends about your Don't Drink and Quilt logo
4 - Your Quilting Glossary is posted on my wall in case I need quilting advice (so you can see what kind of quilter I am)
5 - It would be worn a lot (I don't have an extensive wardrobe)
6 - It would go international (I live in Canada's capital)
7 - I can fit into a large(medium) T shirt
8 - I love a good laugh
9 - My quilting friends would really get a kick out of it
10 - I drink and quilt (so I need a reminder of the consequences:-)

Thanks for your blog
Juanita

HRH Gigi said...

Ooh, ooh, me, pick me. I am a follower (of your blog). Love the logo.

Patty said...

Devon's skirt is so cute. I love how you describe how your t-shirt fits. Maybe that should be a new word for the clothing industry to use.

Barbara said...

Thank you for staying true to yourself - you make me laugh every single day

Janet said...

Good thing I don't have to write something funny to win.

Thanks for all the laughs!

Janet

Debo said...

Crap - I was hoping for the kid. I was planning on training her to be my ironing bitch. Ah well. Guess I'll have to settle for the t-shit. I mean t-shirt.

P. said...

If I win the medium T-shirt, I will MAKE it fit! Already a follower and will never un-follow!

Anonymous said...

Deborah says:

I was wondering where you were! I check your blog daily. Several times if I don't see a new post.

I'm sorry to hear that you were sick/depressed/PMSing. Glad you are feeling better.

Cute skirt!

I'm not certain if I'm a follower or not though I do leave comments.

Last item:

Jennifer said:

"I love your blog and have passed it on to the students in my quilting classes. I would love to wear it to a retreat where I do drink and quilt."

LOL! My question? How the heck does one wear a blog??? (Not trying to be mean. It just struck me as funny.)

Quilt on!

joanne lendaro said...

Count me in!! Follower, I don't drink and quilt but I tell people I do...helps explain a lot!

Cute blanket and really cute skirt. What's the twirl factor on that one?

Lindz said...

You *do* know that crazymomquilts/Amandajean is back, right? Because if you didn't know, maybe that will make you feel better. :-)

Speaking of things that are better, that photo of yours looks suspiciously like a really cute doll quilt. Maybe your performing art installation days are over.

Good luck with the Bali Pops!

(P.S. I love the shirt and the bumper sticker, but no amount of duct tape could get my chest into that shirt. So I empathize. :-) )

Sarah Mac said...

Oh Bitchy Stitcher, how I missed you! Ultimate demise and PMS be damned...but not the Bejeweled Blitz.

Feel free to send me free stuff. The shirt will be way too small, but perhaps it will provide me the motivation to slim down a bit. Then I will walk my svelte self around wearing your t-shirt and bumper sticker all the time.

(You can contact me via fb - I'm the Sarah Mac who liked your most recent fb status update)

Roberta said...

Your blog is a hoot. Keep it up. I love the sh irt so I hope that I am lucky enough to win it.

DD Lindsey said...

I want that shirt! Love, love, LOVE it AND your blog!
Darlene
stylin.master@yahoo.com

Vicky said...

I love your blog and have missed your posts. Hope you feel on top of the world again soon.

Sew Here We Are said...

love you, the blog, the sewing..love it all...You so make me smile..THANKS!!!!

Quinta da Quilter said...

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

expatquilter said...

The only thing missing on that shirt is a nice embroidered glass of red wine in the middle of the block (my favourite quilting accompaniment). Other versions might include white wine, pints of lager or stout, and maybe even one with those pretty frilly little tropical drinks too!

Joyce said...

I'd love to win the t shirt (large, of course) and bumper sticker, although I'm not sure my husband would enjoy the sticker as much as I would.

Anonymous said...

Too funny! I may need to find one even if I don't win yours! i may also have to get one for my friend, Netty, who got me into quilting. She's not a big drinker, but this short would help explain a lot!!!

Anonymous said...

I might need to review a little closer (or wait until my grey matter is more awake!)

Ann said...

I love your stories. I laugh every time i visit. Please keep it up. I would love to have one of your tshirst. That size would fit just fine.

Lisa D. said...

I would love to win your largess (shouldn't that be mediumess?) I love your logo and I swear I will buy one of those mugs one of these days!

Bev C said...

I would love to own a T-Shirt and bumper sticker. Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

carrie (in Va) said...

Pick me! (although, I cannot promise not to do as the t-shirt says) You have my email addy! :)