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Monday, October 26, 2009

My Halloween "Trick or Treat" Giveaway

Let's see, what shall I give you, my pretties? How about this pretty Witch...ahem...Lacecraft book:

This 64 page, hardcover book (8 1/2" X 11") called "Learn Lacecraft" by Audrey Vincente Dean, was published by The Main Street Press in New Jersey; First American Edition, 1987. The winner of this Trick or Treat Giveaway will receive a beautiful, hardcover book entiteled "Learn Witch... (ahem)...Lacecraft" and it will be great for all my crafty friends and followers that are good with their hands. And, if you are not feeling so crafty, just remember that Christmas is not far off, so this would make a thoughtful gift for someone who enjoys making things with lace. I am also including one of my lovely hand rocheted bookmarks with a snowball and a snowflake, one on each end. Here's a picture of it: Learn Lacecraft is the first book to bring together all the know-how for working with lace. Old and new techniques for using lace, on romantic furnishings and clothings, in decorative sewing and embroidery, are here in this book. There are more than 50 projects to make with lace, all with easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams, and many exciting ideas for using lace in crafts and needlework. To give you a better idea of what's inside, look at these pages: On a side note: When ever I think of lace, I remember the play "Arsenic and Old Lace" that I saw years ago at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. The play had Jean Stapleton in it (you will remember her as Edith Bunker in All in the Family) and actress Marion Ross, who is best known for playing Ritchie's mom in Happy Days. So much for nostalgia! Kitty says, to win this Trick or Treat Giveaway, you must do the following (meow): Post a comment here (between now and 10/31 at midnight) to get one chance to win, BUT, and this is IMPORTANT! Be sure your comment starts with the words "Trick or Treat" - or else, no treat! If you follow my blog, you'll get a second chance to win (2)

If you post a link on your blog, linking back to me and my Giveaway here, then you will get a third chance to win (3) Please make sure to leave me a comment indicating hat you have linked back to my blog so that I can go see. This Giveaway will only last for three days, until the end of the day on Saturday, October 31st (Halloween) and then it's over.

The next morning, (if I survive Halloween) I will write out tickets for every name and let Gizzy or Middi pick one so I can post another article, announcing the name of the winner. So, don't be a ghost and not show up for this Giveaway, or rather be a ghost and do show up, since it is Halloween, after all. I really appreciate everyone taking time to write a comment and I always look forward to seeing who has visited me here.

Hope your Halloween holiday is glowing with good fun, good friends and lots of laughter - be it ever so eeeeeerie, deary! he, he, he, heeeeeeeeee, cackle-cackle, screeeeeech!!!


Beansieleigh said...

Trick or Treat,
So here I greet
you as per your request!
Your book looks sweet,
That bookmark's neat!
And your Halloween spirit's the BEST!

(Just a little Beansie Balladry for ya! ha! ha!) Looking forward to hearing who won the pet contest.. I fell asleep last night, I THINK while just even SITTING, TRYING to watch the ball game. Heard the Yankees lost anyways, so oh well.. I never got to see where the votes were standing, so I'll just wish Ubu better luck than the Yankees had!

Doris Sturm said...

Nice little poem, Tina, thank you :-) but please look at the previous post and you will find the announcement of the Pet Costume Winners!!!

Kerrie said...

What a great book on laces! Thanks for all your kind comments! Yes, Bill does make the featured wood items to sell but of course they are special orders as he does not make those items in bulk. If anyone is interested they can inquire. Hopefully, they will be on my Etsy shop in the near future. Thanks again! Kerrie

Feisty said...

Trick or Treat!
I'm really, really bad at making art with a computer mouse, but I did my best to represent my face when I'm spinning a difficult yarn at my wheel. Perhaps I should dress up and sit on my porch Saturday night and scare the kids by spinning straw into gold??

Renee said...

The bookmark is adorable. Thank you for the lovely comment Doris.


gin said...

Trick or Treat.
What fun! I loved carving the pumpkin, it was kinda hard though. Nice giveaway, hope I win.

Yarni Gras! said...

Trick or spider's neat
His little legs have hit the street
He's wandered off to other blogs
but wants that book (yes, he's a hog!)

Doris Sturm said...

He, he, guys are great! I shuda made this a poetry contest as well ;-)

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Trick or Treat
Smell my paws!!!

tee hee

What a nice book! Plus the bookmark to use in it! I love old lace.

Sarah said...

Trick or treat!

Someone is going to get a special and interesting book!

Thanks for being so generous!

Best regards, Sarah

Kerrie said...

Trick or Treat, my sweet Doris! The book looks wonderful, as all of your things are!

Glo said...

trick or treat smell my feet give me something sweet to eat :0) entry 1

You of course know that I follow your blog and it often puts joy into my week, like you I am found of nature and animals. entry 2

I will link your givewaway 4 sure......check it out 4 ya self!
entry 3

Anonymous said...

Trick or Treat
Halloween is sweet
So much fun and lots to eat.

Trick or Treat
A giveaway
What more fun
could come our way.
I would love that book. I am a follower, but for some reason I am unable to click into follower lists. Google won't let me. Been trying for months. Be glad when I can figure it out. Thanks for all your visits.

Fairy Footprints said...

Hello sweet Doris what a great pumpkin carving treat, lol mine didn't turn out to well but it was fun to try. Have fun answering the door to all those little goblins :0) I am taking the youngsters trick or treating they are so excited that it is on a Saturday since their bed time would not allow for a prolonged time to trick or treat, so this year will be fun, and I am dressing up as well. Take care.


Anonymous said...

Hi Doris!
Thanks so much for stopping by and entering my first giveaway~~~and for the invitation to enter YOURS!
Oh this book looks beautiful...please enter me!!

Thanks so much...Have a fun evening!!

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

Glo said...

doris do I have your personal email, send it and I will send you an invitation to and link to listen to the blog talk radio show.

Unique2wh0 said...

Trick OR Treat!!!
I hope I get the treat and not the trick :)))

Anonymous said...

Trick or TREAT!!
Thanks so much Doris for the info...sorry I skimmed right over the rules while admiring the contents of the TREAT!!!
LOL~~~Have Fun tomorrow on Halloween.
It is supposed to rain tomorrow, so we may not have many trick~or~treaters!

Sea Witch said...

Hello doris: Yes, you have a keen eye for photos in frames. That is the Twilight hearthrobe. Thought he belonged with Halloween decor. Great give a way you have going here right now. Have a safe and fun Halloween. Sea Witch

lani said...

HEy is this a TRICK that you were so colose to my home to see the play OR a TREAT that maybe you live by me.....I follow I link so there for Iam Happy to be a part of this giveaway...BOOOOOO

The Beneficial Bee said...

Trick or Treat! What a great give away!

Denise Marie said...

that's some fancy crochet projects.

happy weekend to ya deary!~!

Stephanie said...

Hello Doris! I just wanted to say "HAPPY HALLOWEEN"! Yipeee!

<3 Stef & Baby (Meow)