Monday, December 21, 2009

The weather outside is -

------- COLD!

Okay, so I am not a cold hearty person. But this is what is going on in my house today......

Yes they are tearing out all the duct work and replacing all the duct and a new AC/Heat unit is going in. But today it is in the low 40's. Yes, wimp, wimp, wimp. You guys up there in the minus temps, I am a wimp. We turned the heat up before the workers came, and actually got the house pretty warm. But they have been going in and out and there is no heat left in the house right now. So our house is as cold inside as it is outside.

What do you think about having your house look like this four days before Christmas?


sigh..............

And they will be working in every room replacing the vents. There is dust and fiber everywhere :-(

SO being that I can't do much of anything, I thought I would have a quick little giveaway. Here are the goods -

How about Meme's Quilts All Thru the Year Applique Towel Pattern

and four towels to get you started

and just to sweeten the giveaway, I'll include a little bit of fabric so you can start the New Year right. You should be able to start with the Rooster applique.

No hoops to jump through. Just leave me a comment (be sure I have a way to contact you), and I will pick a winner the day after Christmas. If you are a follower, leave me a second comment and I will add you in a second time.

Maybe this will give you a fun and easy little project to start the New Year off right :-)

109 comments:

SueWis said...

I say: leave your house and go to the library or somewhere warm! :)

This is an awesome giveaway!

SueWis said...

... and I am a follower.

Pokey said...

Sorry about the intrusion of the heat problem, the drop sheets don't add to the Christmas charm, huh? Hopefully it will be fixed SOON!! Thank you for finding time to host a giveaway in the middle of it all.

Terry said...

Oh what a mess to have right now! But the heat will be wonderful once everything is done! Great giveaway! Thanks so much! :0)

Pokey said...

I am a follower, and have enjoyed your blog for a long time now.

Terry said...

I'm a follower too! Thanks again! :0)

Karen said...

Hope your house is back to normal soon. Forty doesn't sound warm and toasty to me either. I'm not a follower per se, but you are on my google reader as websites I go to every day. Does that count?

julia said...

Despite the mess with the AC etc... I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Sunshine said...

Ugh, what a sucky date to get vents replaced. Then again, maybe better have this done in the cold than in the heat :) You can always bundle up under all those quilts!

Cute applique patterns!

Cheers,
Christine

Lis said...

I am a follower, Lis x

Lis said...

I think your generosity in having a giveaway when you house is a 'little distressed' and Christmas is four days away is absolutely awesome. I would love to win but more than that I would love for you to have a very happy and warm, cosy Christmas, love Lis xx

kimland said...

What a sweet giveaway! I could so use something fun and quick after the holidays. Still have a couple deadlines to meet. Keep up the good spirits even if your in the middle of diseray...this too shall pass. Link for followers seems to be down. I will check back later. Enjoy your holidays!

Rafael's Mum said...

Ooooh poor you ! I really feel for you and hope you will be able to get it all fixed and have a warm christmas at least! nobody will mind a bit of mess.. Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

kimland said...

I am a follower!

Shirleymac said...

You can call me a wimp too. 40F is considered winter where we live. It will be nice to start the New Year off with the new duct work though won't it. Do you have an electric heater or fireplace you can start up and sit and read by? That's what I'd do. Happy vacuuming.

Shirleymac said...

I'm a follower too and I love towels.

luv2quilt2 said...

We were on the tail end of the recent storm, and still have a lot of snow around. Love the towels and would love to be in the giveaway.

luv2quilt2 said...

.....and I am a follower!

Loralynn said...

Good luck keeping warm! It will be nice, I'm sure, when they get it all done and you get to turn the heat on with your new system for the first time. It will make it all worth while! Darling giveaway!

Loralynn said...

I'm a follower!

Angie said...

Looks like you will be dusting the Christmas decorations! But it's going to be so nice to have a new heating/cooling system! Portable heater should keep you toasty until the new system is up and running. I like the towels and I have you on my favorite blog list! So, your new postings move to the top of the blog list if you post. Love reading your blog! Merry Christmas!

Danielle said...

Yikes! I would be so anxious to have that all cleaned up and back to normal. I'm sure you'll be so happy when it's done. Great giveaway!

Seams Sew Together said...

These are gorgeous!! Count me in please.
Hope your renovations don't take too long.

Seams Sew Together said...

I'm a follower!!

Kami said...

Your poor house! I hope that you aren't expecting company with all that dust. Definately bundle up. I remeber when our heater was broken a few years ago for almost 2 month how chilly a home can be--Light lots of candles, even during the day, they seem to warm up the atmosphere.

Please enter me into your drawing. Thanks

Kami said...

Oh, and I've been a follower for a long time.

ritad said...

What a cute "new" project for the new year.

ritad said...

I'm also a follower....

becky said...

Hey - What a mess you are in. Maybe you can snuggle under your quilts. PS - I love the towels!!!

becky said...

Hey again - I am a follower too. Merry Christmas.

cockermom said...

Oh man, I would be driving myself crazy with the mess! I hope you have a team to come in and help with clean up!
Merry Christmas

Marydon Ford said...

Oy! Messes to clean up not fun when holidays are near. We're going to have to do a new heating unit shortly ... ours is acting up again! Can't happen when the weather in conducive to these kinds of things, can it?!

Love your giveawy. I follow as you know ... IF I were to win, would you send it to Terry & terrytreasures, please. I'd so appreciate this.

May your celebration be joyous ... sweet friend. Reading my book now, love it. TYSM
Merry Christmas,
TTFN ~Marydon

cockermom said...

I follow this blog!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh Jocelyn - what a sweet thing to do amid the chaos going on in your home! I would love to get started on something in the new year.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Of course I'm a follower!

Joanna said...

I'm in Massachusetts where we just got two feet of snow. God Bless my next door neighbor and his snowblower! I would love to have your giveaway to keep me busy this winter. God bless you, too, for dealing with the dust. I love the Welcome card - very sweet.

sharon said...

What a crummy time to have all that happen to your poor house. Hope all is set right soon and you have a Merry Christmas.

Dawn said...

Jocelyn ~ I feel your pain! Having a Christmas give-away is a great idea to keep your spirits up through it all. Have a Merry Christmas, and I hope you get your house back soon :)

Dawn said...

I'm a follower too :)

Kim D. said...

Oh Sorry your house is chaotic this time of year. Love the chicken pattern and towels. I have a few chickens in my kitchen so this would be perfect. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Kim D. said...

I'm already a follower for the extra point.

Barb said...

Oh, you know I am a follower...and I just love your blog and I am not above brown nosing too.....I will stoop to begging...not to proud....you know me....no pride here......and you know how I have had a hang up on doing towels.....yes....I even brought some to take home with me.......I brought all I made to give away and a taking home some more to do and would totally (did I say totally) would love to add yours to the collection.....hummmm trying to think of some more ways I can convince you to pick me.....me....me....me...and that is not me practicing my signing either!!! (yes, you can tell I am feeling better)....

Nancy said...

I'm a follower....

Nancy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the towels...what a great start to next years gifts...(not that I am done with this years!)

Sorry about the mess in the house...

Polly said...

How nice of you! I'd sure love to win! Thanks! Polly from www.auntpollysporch.blogspot.com

Polly said...

I've been a follower of your blog as long as I've had my own blog! Come visit my blog soon! Thanks for the givaway! :-) Polly from www.auntpollysporch.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Just love meme's quilts... what a lovely giveaway - please enter me... Merry Christmas..

Wendy said...

Merry Christmas!!! I hope your heat is up and running soon. Please enter my name, the fabrics you chose are beautiful.

Thank You,
Wendy

richshelpmate @ yahoo dot com

Becky said...

Yikes, what a mess, but oh how good it will be when you have the new heating and air done. Hoping your workers are super efficient and quick! Please add my name into the "hat" for your give-away. I love these tea towels and have not yet appliqued one.

I do follow your blog!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

kimbuktu said...

Thanks for the opportunity.

kimbuktu said...

I am a new follower.

Mary St. John Nielsen said...

Ouch - not pleasant! Hope the joys of Christmas help ease the pain of repair work. I LOVE Meme quilts. Merry Christmas!
mesnielsen@aol.com

Mary St. John Nielsen said...

I am now a follower ... thanks for the link Dawn!
mesnielsen@aol.com

Pat said...

Oh, Jocelyn...I truly sympathize with you. We had a tree crash onto our house in the summer and the result was that we had to live in another end of the house for 3+ weeks while the repairs went on (at a time when we were supposed to have the grands for their little vacation with us...had to postpone that). Luckily, we had a restoration firm that was excellent about containing dust and cleaning it up each day AND cleaned the whole area at the end of the job. The lack of heat would bother me, too...and I am a "northerner" my whole life...so you are NOT a wimp!!! LOL Please enter me in you nice giveaway, okay?

Pat said...

And...of course, you know I'm a faithful follower of your blog, too!

Crispy said...

40 degrees in the house IS cold, even to we sub zero people. I hope they complete their work REALLY fast!!

Don't include me in the drawing, I wouldn't do the towels and it should go to someone who would, but it is sweet of you to have a drawing amoungst the mess LOL.

Crispy

vivian said...

I can't stand dust! I feel so sorry for your plight. Thank you for the giveaway. I had not been a follower but I will now!
Thanks..........Jane

Cindy said...

Oh Jocelyn, how thoughtful of you. You're in a mess right now and you're so kind to think of others.

I do hope your house will be back to some sort of normal for your Christmas Day.

I'll think good thoughts for you to have it all completed.

Cindy said...

Hi again. Yes, I am a follower, from your early on blogging life. I always look forward to reading and sharing with you..always.

You're a special woman who I've come to enjoy.

Merry Christmas, Jocelyn and may all your wishes become wonderful memories.

Sewing hugs and blessings...always.

Sedjo said...

I am so glad to see I'm not the only one with a home remodeling project going on... we gutted 2 bathrooms and today they are coming to finish... did I mention I'm having 24 people for dinner on Thursday...and my adult children and their families arrive tomorrow! But, here I am, reading your blog and getting into the Christmas spirit! Love your blog - you make me laugh and inspire me! Merry Christmas to you!
Kate

Rita said...

Merry Christmas, Jocelyn! I hope you get your house back in order soon.

Rita said...

I'm a follower, too. I truly enjoy your blog!

Gina said...

What a time to have work done. never mind you'll soon be nice and warm.
Love the idea of a tea towel for every month
Love and hugs Gina xxx

Carrie P. said...

Oh boy what a mess! I know that must be frustrating, but you need to stay warm.
What a great giveaway you are having. Someone is going to enjoy it very much.
Have a Very Merry Christmas despite what is going on in your house.

Amy said...

You poor thing! I don't handle all the mess of renovations and projects like that very well. Certainly a mess like that at the holidays would really set me off! Hang in there. It is in the 20s here today but if my house were in the 40s, I would complain too :)

Micki said...

Thanks for a lovely giveaway and Merry Christmas!
Micki

Micki said...

I am also a follower.
Micki

Bonnie said...

Your give-away looks fun. Even if I don't win, the applique towel pattern is one that I would like to get.

Bonnie said...

p.s. I'm a follower now!

ljeanne said...

I would love to win this giveaway.

ljeanne said...

I am a follower now after reading your two blogs!

KatesBlog said...

Thanks Jocelyn! Hope you have your heat on now! Kate in snowy Colorado

KatesBlog said...

While I have your blog on my blog list, I wasn't a follower but now I am - lead on!

SheilaC said...

Great giveaway for the New Year!! Thank you for the chance to enter!!

Merry, Merry!!

SheilaC

SheilaC said...

I follow!

SheilaC

SewCalGal said...

Did you find your cat?

Fun giveaway. But I'm amazed you have the energy to coordinate this with your vent project & the holidays. Please count me in (your giveaway). And, if there is a way I can help with your vent project just let me know!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lizzie said...

Those patterns look pretty sweet. I would love to win! Please count me in on your drawing. Lizzie

SewCalGal said...

I am a follower...just busy this holiday season.

I have posted about your giveaway on my site where I share insights on contests & giveaways: http://sewcalgalcontestinfo.blogspot.com/

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lizzie said...

I am now a follower on your blog. Please sign me up for a 2nd chance for those nice gifts. Thank You and merry Christmas! Lizzie

arlette said...

Awwwwwww, please enter me, I love the colors and I love chickens!!!

arlette said...

I have been your follower from a while!

Deanna said...

The colors are fun--and who can resist a new pattern idea?

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Good grief girlfriend....all that 4 days before Christmas. Who scheduled that appointment anyway? LOL

Congrats on winning on Ryan's blog. Nice to have a fun new calendar!!

I've never done any holiday towels....maybe I will....ya just never know :)

Hugs,
Kelly

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

You know I'm a stalker.....I mean follower!
K

DianeH said...

I almost cried when I saw the picture with your Christmas tree and the sofa's covered up!
I am a follower.

DianeH said...

Please enter my name for this lovely giveaway and thanks for thinking of others while your house is turned upside down!

NewFarmChick said...

Bless your mess! It will be over soon and life as you knew it will resume! (We did the same thing last year!) Thank you for the giveaway! I'm a follower.....and Messy, I mean Merry Christmas!

Cheryl

Anya said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Hope you're staying warm. Thanks for the chance!

Jenny said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Safe New Year for you too!

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Love the pattern and fabrics! Renovations are so disruptive aren't they . . . hang in there because it will all be worth it in the end. Merry Christmas! - Marlene

Piecefulafternoon said...

Oh I feel your pain - when I was growing up my dad remodeled every few months - he really did - it was annoying to me as a kid - can't imagine what my mom went through.

I love the gifts - you are so sweet to think of us during you overhaul of the heating system.

Barbieann said...

I love applique dish towels, I just don't have enough of them. thanks for the giveaway oppurturnity

Barbieann said...

i am a follower, cute cute ideas

Katy said...

Such great little towel patterns! And boy, could we use some new ones!

starboundstudios@charter.net

Katy said...

Oh, and I follow your blog!

starboundstudios@charter.net

SandyQuilts said...

Merry Christmas .... I heard you were in need of happy thoughts.

2yrs ago at Christmas we didn't have water for 6 days .... it was fun (not).

What Comes Next? said...

oh, no fun! Hopefully by Christmas morning all the mess will be gone and you'll be warm and toasty again. Thanks for the opportunity to win in your giveaway!
Metty Christmas!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'd love to be entered in your drawing. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to your daughter!!

call me crazy said...

I love the patterns and would love a chance a win one! Sorry your house is being torn up. :-/

call me crazy said...

I'm a follower! Love stopping in to see what you are up to. :-)

Jo said...

I love the chicken! I collect chicken things and live chickens. It would be a great addition.

Donnelly said...

Wow! I didn't know that it got that cold in Florida. We are up to a balmy 30 degrees in chilly Idaho. But that doesn't factor in the wind chill; with the wind chill we are a sizzling 17 degrees!! I could not imagine getting heating/air conditioning work done this close to Christmas; I would be a basket case! Hope you have an awesome Christmas!

Bridget B said...

Happy your house is back in order. I find it hard to feel sorry for your 40 degree temp. when we are having a blizzard ; ) Would love to win your giveaway. Thanks

Bridget B said...

I am now a follower of your blog. Merry Christmas

Rosa Robichaud said...

TRUST ME.... things in your home will be a LOT nicer AFTER the workers have left! *grin*

Pls add me in your contest...

Rosa Robichaud
robich@rogers.com

Roslyn said...

I collect tea towels so please count me in!
I am giving away vintage apron & selvedge pot holder every week this month, Merry Christmas

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

What a sweet giveaway - those towels are too cute! And, I see you got over 100 comments - Yippee! Thanks so much for the fun - especially with the mess you've been going through at your house!

Mary Burn said...

Hope I am not too late to enter your giveaway. I was glad to see that you got back in your house for Christmas. Hope you had a merry one.
Thanks for letting me enter.

free indeed said...

Poor you! We had major troubles once and it is a big inconvenience! Hope it is finished soon. Wonderful giveaway to start our new year!
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net