30 April 2010

giveaway: gracie lane quilt shop


today's giveaway is from my quilting cousin, abby. she and her sister, whitney are the needle and thread behind gracie lane quilt shop. i love abby's quilts, they are a must for watching movies or reading. i have a few of her quilted table toppers too and always get compliments on them. they are perfect for moms with toddlers who pull on fancy long tablecloths! her taste in fabrics is flawless and i dream of knowing what to do with darling fat quarters like these.

giving :: $40 gift certificate for the gracie lane quilt shop.

please comment today to enter to win.
tell me the best gift you've given or received for mother's day.
you only have until tonight to enter.

a bit of a bio :: Gracielane quilts started with my impulsive need to buy fabric. I had to find something to help me work through my stash that was quickly growing, so my love affair with quilting was born. My shop hosts a variety of products. Fabric from bolts, my personal stash sales, plus projects that I have been working on. Quilts, table runners, toppers, pillows and pin cushions. Recent additions to the store are works of art created by my sister Whitney with her embroidery stitches. I have a lot of spring additions in the works that will be added shortly as well as 4th of July inspired quilts, so check back soon!

thank you abby! visit her blog + shop.

congratulations to... staci who commented, Best gift for Mother's Day I have given is a homemade pearl necklace and earrings. I used to love making jewelry back when my creative juices were flowing.


p.s. hurry over to good look cookbook for another handmade gift idea, posted by yours truly. and be sure to tune in tomorrow for a bonus weekend giveaway.

68 comments:

Robyn said...

I think the best gift I've given to my mom was a day out with her sister. My sister and I got them pedicures, took them for lunch, and then went to the local gardens for a tour... afterwards we bought them a beautiful hanging basket. They loved the gesture and they especially loved being able to spend the day together!

tawnya said...

My very first Mother's Day, I got a Superhero necklace. Which I still LOVE.

Lena said...

Last year was my first Mother's Day and my husband gave me a card signed with my daughter's footprint!

(parsonslena@gmail.com)

Jamie said...

I'm not a mother yet - so no great gifts to report. But the best I've ever given was a surprise trip home to celebrate with my mom.

talesofahummingbird said...

last year was my first - and holding my child to my chest and smelling his sweet newborn-y smell was the perfect gift on mother's day. :) i love these quilts - gave one to my sister as a bridal shower gift and she loved it! they do such beautiful work.

Krista said...

a teary and red faced sid who managed to pull off a smile in a picture for my gift

andrea said...

Both of my babies were born right after mother's day so I would say their births were the best gifts ever!

Kelly in Canada said...

i made my mom a quilt! and, my little boy, when he was two, gave me the biggest bunch of dandelions you can ever imagine. it melted my heart.

Celiece said...

I told the Grandma's they were going to be Grandma's (first grandkid) On mothers day 4 years ago. Tears were shed!

Megilon said...

My Mom has always loved gardenias and she spoke of the gardenia bushes in her parents yard all the time. So one year I bought her a gardenia bush for Mother's Day. It is still in their yard years later. (thanks to Dad)

Miss Five said...

Every year our local Farmer's Market starts the day before Mother's Day - so our tradition is to buy all the new flowers for our Mom's garden that day - including big hanging baskets.

KaylaDanielle said...

I gave my mom a scrapbook full of old pictures one time.. she loved it :)

Vanessa Rae (vanessarae18@gmail.com) said...

I think that the best Mother's day gift that I have given was a small scrapbook of my Mother-and-law and son and their days together. She was a really big help when he first came into the world and I got the opportunity to catch a lot of their time together on camera. Grandma's love those sorts of things!

Hil said...

oooh! I have always envied your table toppers! I would love to win this one.

Hmm... best gift? A hand drawn card from my little guy. It was adorable and brought tears to my eyes last year!

Kelly Kuntz said...

I usually get bulbs. Flowers that keep coming year after year!

Missy said...

i love getting a card full of scribbles and some hand picked flowers on mother's day

nancy said...

well, im not a mother, but i like to make my mom gifts every year. i think the year I finally finished knitting the sweater i started for her two christmases before was a pretty good one! as a kid, my dad would take my sister and i to work with him on saturday morning and then we would go to the greenhouse and pick out some flowers. so it was like mother and father bonding.

Andria said...

I don't think I have any "best" mother's day gifts that I've given. My mom is impossible to shop for. Even my dad comes to me for advice on what to get her. I did buy her some pearls a few years back from a Pearl factory in Mallorca, Spain.

NSMOM said...

beautiful stuff! Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

Jamie said...

Oooo, best mother's day present? It was the big swing in the backyard. I LOVE it.

sarah r. said...

someday i will be a mom...

but not yet

the best gift that we've (sister & I) ever given to our mom is a day of mother-daughter fun. cherish. <3

hsfisher95 said...

In 2000, the best thing I received for mother's day was a positive pregnancy test... :)

Praying for #2 THIS mother's day too...

Amanda said...

Fingers are crossed for this one! I gave my mother a set of "green" supplies for her kitchen and she loved them!

Miss Mary said...

my mama grew up in New Orleans, and we live in CA now, but I gave her a basket of some of her favorite New Orleans food. She loved it! Hope I win!

Catherine said...

This year for Mother's Day, I'm making homemade cards using my four month old daughter's footprints for her grandparents. I think that will be the best yet!

angi bradley said...

I love love that every year, my husband gets me plants for my garden. Although some years have not always been successful, he's always encouraged me to keep trying and that one day my thumb will turn green.

shirley elizabeth said...

Well I'm not a mother yet, but probably the best gift I've given was a letter to my mom. She likes those the best.

Summers Family said...

Love the quilts!

Best Mother's Day gift...16x20 framed black & white photos of my children. Beautiful head shots taken on a beautiful day with their daddy. It was a complete surprise. I made him hang them that day :-)

Nicole

julia said...

Funnily enough, I think the years when I've resorted to flowers and candy may have been the most successful with my mom. I always try to come up with something useful and yet frivolous enough she wouldn't already have it, and its so hard, but last year I got her a really nice potted red begonia, some hedgehogs (quality hazelnut chocolates) and a new pair of gardening gloves. She was thrilled with the begonia, and it held the place of pride on the porch most of the summer, and of course the hedgehogs were a delight for her love of nuts and chocolate. Simple pleasures, but good ones.

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Hannah said...

My husband gave me a beautiful locket with pictures of my 2 cuties inside. I need to update it to include a picture of #3.

Love their fabric!

JeanR said...

My favorite Mothers Day gifts are the quirky little handmade gifts that my kids made at school. With 7 kids I have a wonderful variety of sweet little reminders of my days with little ones.

Sandra said...

Unfortunately I can't remember all of the gifts I have given my mom for Mother's Day, but this year I got her a really cute pink felt broach. I'm very excited about it!

Emily said...

Probably when my husband gave me a pearl necklace. He doesn't generally do jewelery so it was really sweet.

deb said...

thanks for the giveaway! My favorite Mother's Day gift was when my children and husband planned a special surprise picnic lunch. What a blessing!

deb

Oh Mandie! said...

Every year on Mother's Day my husband and kids take me out to our local nursary and we pick out a bunch of flowers for around our house. It's a special day because I get to spend it with them but also because I can be reminded of Mother's Day and how much my family loves and appriciates me all through the Spring and Summer.

Amanda
ohmandie7@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

The best gift that I have given my mother for mother's day was a beautiful apron. The best part about this apron was that I gave my sister, grandmother, (and myself :) ) the same one. In the card, I gave her a picture of each of us wearing our aprons. Now we always wear them together when we cook!

Mindy said...

The best gift I've ever gotten is just the fact that I am a mom and get to celebrate Mother's Day with my little guy.

Liz said...

A really pretty mother-child pendant necklace. I wear it every day!

erin said...

The best Mother's Day (of my 2 so far) was spent lounging at a vineyard with my baby, hubby, and a few close friends and their young kids. In fact, I could make that a Mother's Day tradition!

Ashley HH said...

When I was really young, I made a clay plaque for my mom that says, " I love you Mommy" I was in third grade and I made sure it was her favorite color, purple, and had some of her favorite flowers, tulips, on it. Now, over 15 yrs later, she still has it hanging up by her vanity counter in her bathroom. Thats my mom though, the little things make her happiest. She even called me crying because she was so moved by the flowers I sent her for her birthday earlier this month!

Gabi said...

The best gift I got on Mother's Day was my twins home from the NICU!

Can cousins win? Please?

Kristi said...

a lisa leonard "mommy" necklace. does it count if i did buy it for myself?? :)

Linda said...

My mom's not a baker but she loves homemade goodies. She also loves flavoured teas and keeps a stash at work for those long days. So for a few mom's days... I would bake her some goodies, throw in a couple of Gourmet teas and pick up some fresh flowers. Last year, before we moved away... I took her out for High Tea.

Lisa said...

I received some beautiful jewelry from my husband last year!

Jessica said...

I'm not a mother but for my Sister-in-Law's first mothers day ( last year) I got her and my mother-in-law a day together at the spa. Massages, pedicures and facials I think! I hope it was special for them. These quilts are divine!!! I'm into quiltmaking myself!

Shimmy Shake said...

I love giving homemade gifts if I can - last year I gave my mom homemade granola.

debby said...

i am a terrible daughter and rarely even give mother's day presents. one year, it was the sunday after our wedding reception and we let both my mom and my mother-in-law pick anything they wanted from our presents. someday i'll be better at giving thought filled presents.

Mary Jo said...

The best Mother's Day gift I received was a massage.....heavenly! Love the quilts, can't wait to visit their shop.

Krista said...

humm... not sure, but last year I made my mother and my mother-in-law, those super-cute decoupage clipboards that you had on your blog. OH - and I made myself one too!! :)

{kate} said...

my husband made me dinner on mother's day when I was 8 days overdue. and then he made me dinner on father's day too because i was so exhausted from having a newborn around :) what a great guy!

katieolsenheap@yahoo.ca

Lisa said...

My mum and I travel a lot together. Our favourite trip was four years ago, when we took a month and backpacked Cambodia and Thailand. I took all our photos and made a scrapbook of this trip. I haven't given it to her yet - it's her gift for this year. But she is going to absolutely LOVE it, and I am beyond excited to see her reaction.

Barb @ getupandplay said...

My sister gave me a beautiful pearl necklace for mother's day!

Dansie Family said...

my friends and i skipped lunch and saved our money for weeks to take our moms to Sizzler on mother's day in the 5th grade. we gave them roses from our garden and even saved enough for the tip. that was so fun!

Raquel said...

Ever since my mother passed I do an act of service the weekend of mother's day in honor of her memory.

Kirsten Sue said...

When I was 13 I made my mom an ABC book of things I loved about her.

Whit said...

one time a made my mom a list of things i loved about her...i think she liked that the best, but this year i'm giving her a cute little cupcake stand (she loves, loves and collects cake stands) and i'm hoping this will be a good one too!

Jessica Hills said...

The best gift to me is the letters my husband writes...I've only been a mom for 2 mother's days though...

JULIET said...

I had my first Mother's Day last year and my hubby surprised me with a trip to Maui, Hawaii!

Staci said...

Best gift for Mother's Day I have given is a homemade pearl necklace and earings. I used to love making jewelry back when my creative juices were flowing.

Elisabeth said...

The best Mother's Day gift I've received so far is finding out I was pregnant with my sweet son Max a few weeks before Mother's Day last year. He was born on New Year's Eve. :)

bedelia said...

I made a scrapbook for both my mom and mother in law with a picture of each child, in-law and grandchild per page and then each person told one thing they loved about mom/grandmom on their page.

Pretty much my kids only give hugs and loves so far and that is the best I've received.

JustMe said...

I think that the best gift that I ever GAVE was a (filled) family photo collage, complete with photos she'd have no way of having - including a photo of her recently deceased mother holding her first grandchild. She and I had had a rocky relationship to that time and I think that it helped to pave the way for the much better one that we enjoy now. :)

JustMe said...

OOPS - I gave it to my MIL!! :-)

Gretchy Girl said...

We don't do "physical" gifts typically but gifts of service. I love when my boys make me breakfast in bed, and draw me pictures, and race to be the first to take care of my every need!

Ordue Headbands said...

to be perfectly honest, iv'e have never really given my mother anything decent on mothers day (of course she excepts anything graciously) which is why i want to give her something extra special this time :)

patricia said...

the best mother's day gift we give our mom will always be the handwritten love/thank you letter we write, and the tight hug that comes with it when we hand it to her. :)

Sam said...

not sure if it's too late... but the best gift i have ever received for Mother's Day was my first mother's day. It was a ring with my sons birthstone, which just happens to be my second sons birthstone as well.

Tracey said...

My best gift was a day to just lay around and read. With five children there isn't a whole lot of quiet time.

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