Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July GIVEAWAY!

In honor of the GIANT celebrations held all over the US, just to commemorate the birth of my mother, I felt that it was only fair that I hold a giveaway. (She does just love those fireworks you know, but maybe this year we could have a rock concert on the mall? She's into the Kings of Leon right now.)

Wait, you mean those fireworks aren't because of my mom? Oh, the US has a birthday that day too? Well, that's just silly, why would a country need a concert on the mall? And isn't the red because it's my mother's favorite color? Oh, the flag, huh....
(That's about the conversation I had at age 8 or 9 when my parents finally told me that no, the whole US wasn't throwing mom a party. I was very gullible at that age.)

Actually, when my grandmother woke up from the morphine they gave her (that's the way to have a baby! lol), she was asked what she wanted to name her baby girl. Gramma asked "What day is it?" And the nurse responded "The 4th of July." To which my grandmother said, "Then name her Betsy Ross." Happily, the nurse was a friend of my grandmother, and went away for awhile, until the drugs had worn off, and my mother ended up with her name, which has nothing to do with Betsy or Ross.

But, seriously, in honor of my dear sweet mother. Ok, who am I kidding? I love my mother dearly, and she is truly my best friend, but sweet, that's a stretch. She's cool and acerbic, and a little jaded and totally sarcastic, and the best mother I could have EVER had. If I could have chosen a mother, I would have chosen her. And because of all that, I'm having a giveaway!

It's going to be a surprise in what you get, but I promise there will be new charts, new linen, and new threads in there. Plus, other fun goodies. (It probably won't have any patriotic stuff in it, just as an FYI.)

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. For a second chance to enter, post about this on your blog, and let me know either via email or via comment on this posting. DH will draw a name on the 4th of July.
This guy is going be helping me decide what to send you. He's a thread snob, so he'll probably pick all silks.

Edited: Also, I'm happy to ship anywhere in the world. So, please, if you don't live in the US, still sign up!
Signups close at noon (Central Standard Time) on July 2nd.


  1. One good turn deserves another, so count me in!

  2. I love a good sense of humor! Sounds like you have a great relationship with Mom. Please enter me in your drawing.

    Thanks so much it's never too soon to start baking the red, white and blue cupcakes!

  3. I'd love to be entered into your drawing and celebrate your mother's birthday! I knew those fireworks were for her (or may my MIL - her birthday is the same day!!)

  4. I really thought the fireworks were for my dad! Huh!! You learn something new everyday.
    Please enter me in your giveaway. Only because your kitty talked me into it.

  5. I don't enter too many giveaway contests, but yours caught my eye. I think I would like your mom. Sarcasm? I'm right there with her. Just found your blog recently and you have a great sense of humor! Happy soon to be 4th of July.

  6. Ah, the things we believe as kids.

    Please count me in for the giveaway.

  7. That was a great story :) Please enter me in the giveaway.

    Pirjo from Finland

  8. Happy Birthday to your Mom! I'd love to enter your giveaway. Thank you!

  9. Hello Claudia,

    Please enter my name in the drawing. Best wishes for your mom! :o)


  10. LOL at the idea of your mom being named Betsy Ross! That is too cute. I'll pass on the giveaway because I've been so fortunate lately, but happy early bday to your mom!

  11. Thanks for the great stories. My birthday is in July also. I would love to win!BethN. (

  12. How fun to have a birthday on Independence Day - everyone is off so you can really have a great party. Wish your mom happy birthday & pls enter me in your giveaway.

  13. I would love to enter your giveaway! How wonderful to grow up thinking all that was for your mom. I don't think I would have ever told my kids the truth! How fun! Thanks,
    Lisa C.

  14. I just found your blog through a comment you left on Kentucky Sampler. I'm adding you to my Google reader.

    Your post made me laugh! Happy birthday to "NOT Betsy Ross" AKA your mom!

    I would love to be included in your giveaway. Thank you.

  15. LOLOL Funny post!! Count me in! :o)


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