Sunday, May 16, 2010

Giveaway Day!

Hello there, peeps from Sew, Mama, Sew! Welcome to my blog and my little giveaway. Let me introduce myself. My name is Cricket. I live in Maine, I have two adorable feisty daughters and a really fantastic husband. He is not feisty at all, so they must get it all from me. I am a knitter, a sewer and a general crafting type. Right now, I have a barn full of old furniture I am thinking of restoring/upgrading. And I'm pretty sure I will be homeschooling both kids next year for preschool and first grade. Let me tell you, my house is a disaster and there are piles of laundry everywhere. Which is why it is a good time for a giveaway.

So on with the giveaway! Last year was so cool, I really wished I had been on my game and hosted a giveaway. So while haphazard, I am putting something together this year - 10 pm on Sunday evening. Please don't hold it against me that these pictures are crap.Imagine everything a little brighter, a little prettier. Yeah, that's it.

First, I have a sewing giveaway. Because I could not think of a better theme, this prize package is a rainbow of fat quarters. Here they are. Some of them you may recognize, all are quality quilting cotton and some of them were even bought from Sew, Mama, Sew. Apropos, I know.

Oh man will I ever be glad to get rid of those clowns. I hope someone out there likes clowns, because I can't stand them. That purchase was a momentary lapse of reason.

The second item I have to offer is also a rainbow of sorts, but, well, not. I'm pretty sure all of these are Frog Tree Alpaca, probably sport weight. I had a growing problem with all my yarn getting in a major tangle, and I got in a snit and wound all the skeins into cakes with the help of Ivy, who is 3. When we were done, there were labels fluttering about the room, some with drawings of princesses on the back. So - while I am pretty sure this is Frog Tree, I can't be positive. I'm also pretty sure my mother-in-law had a first and last knitting lesson with the maroon. Yeah. TMI?

So you can enter one or both. Leave me a comment that will make me laugh. Tell me a good story or a joke. Or a joke my kids will like because it will in fact be my kids will choose a name for each prize. Why? Because, well, it seems more fun than the random generator. So clean jokes and stories, I guess. We can all read them aloud and whoever makes us pee our pants (not hard for a certain little judge I know) wins.

And also, while I have you all here. I want to show you something I'm working on.

Suddenly I'm all addicted to hand sewing these tiny little hexagons. They're paper pieced, and I want there to be not more than a couple pieces of each pattern.  So if there is any other cracked soul out there who wants to do a scrap swap of pieces at least 4"x4", give me a holler. I thought my scrap bin was big. Heck, I thought my stash was huge. But really? Not so much. I need some help here.

By the way, please feel free to look around my disjointed blog. I would be thrilled if you want to follow, but it won't get you a better chance to win, so only do it if you enjoy my lopsided view of life and my cantankerous ways. And hey - I hope you win something!


  1. Man i hope no one else finds your blog (just kidding) cause these are drool-worthy prizes! I'm trying to think of a funny story.. but I can't sorry, not one, they have all flown away. I'll come back later when I remember one!

  2. Will a limerick do?

    The once was an avid young knitter
    But nothing she knitted did fit her
    'I bet it's the gauge,'
    She said in a rage,
    'but swatching does make life so bitter!'

    Thanks for a great giveaway.
    Please count me in for both set.[@]gmail[.]com

  3. I just love those fabrics so much! especially the yellow one with the black leaf looking pattern and the red swirls and kimono ladies. As for the clowns, I'm not that much into clowns either...but are they bunnies and birds next to the clowns? because I love love love bunnies and birdies! And I really like your hexagon work. A couple of blogs have shown their hexagon patchworks and now I am inspired to make one for myself. I think you should steal one little bunny off the clown fabric and make him into a hexagon patch :)

    Happy Giveaway Day!

  4. I'm useless at telling jokes and also as the first commenter that doesn't give me much hope of winning - but here goes with an old joke that everyone has heard a million times and I don't even know if it's a universal theme that will be understood -
    Q "How do you get Picachu on a bus"
    A "Pokemon" cringe!!
    Very generous giveaway by the way, thanks for the opportunity to enter.
    Teresa x

  5. I like the clowns! I think they're redeemed by the bunnies.

    And I'm rubbish at jokes but here is a VERY NOBLE CREATURE for your smiles:

    (and i like both prizes, although I prefer the fabric)

  6. Your hexagons are absolutely amazing. I love the clowns - perhaps because they are a bit scaring. My little brother is so scared of clowns - I'd make him a bag and I now he'd bring it around with him. That's how fantastic he is :)

  7. My daughter just started knitting and I crochet, so I can guarantee that all the yarn would be used and well loved.

  8. What terrific fabrics. I would love to win these.

  9. I'd love to win some fabric!!!

  10. My kids always enjoyed playing this little word game in the car... hope it's not too "gory" for your kids.

    Person 1: There was a dead skunk in the middle of the road. I "one" it.

    Person 1 prods Person 2 to say: I "two" it.

    Person 1: I "three" it.

    (See the pattern? Hopefully Person 2 gets it and says...)
    Person 2: I "four" it.

    Person 1: I "five" it.

    Person 2: I "six" it.

    Person 1: I "seven" it.

    Person 2: I "eight" it.

    Person 1: You ATE it? Yuck!

    Alternate ending...

    Person 2: I jumped over it and YOU "eight" it! (laughter ensues)

    Sorry for the long joke. THanks for the giveaway!!!

  11. my son tells the why did the chicken cross the road joke ((he is 5)) and dies laughing and says " cause he didnt have on any underwear.....he snorts in a fit of laughter. do your kids find that snortingly hilarious too? i think it's ""kid "" humour. haha. or maybe, its just the word 'underwear'.

  12. "Send me the clowns"
    please. Love the fabric giveaway, count me in but I can't think of anything funny to say as I've just come in from weeding the garden and I'm shattered! My nails are dirty too so I can't even sew. Love the hexagons by the way.

  13. Love your fabrics and would like a chance to win them. Not a knitter at all -- I must be dyslexic since I can't read a pattern. I'd be glad to contribute some 4 by 4's for your hexie project. Let me know where...

  14. What great prizes... not too good at jokes but here goes a kid friendly one...
    Why don't you ever hit crows driving in your car?
    Because they have buddies sitting in tree's saying, "cawr, cawr"

    ... I know not too funny but its the best I have.

  15. what a great giveaway! i love everything! thanks for the chance to win. i adore your blog! :)

    i'm now a follower via google reader !

  16. What's brown and sticky?

    *a stick*

  17. Cute stuff, I like my odds. Thanks

  18. Um. I have no joke, but I will tell you that I'm impressed with your tiny hexagons and that thinking about quilting with that precision makes me want to stick a sharp fork in my eye. High five to you--it's just beautiful. Love love love your fabric giveaway. :)

  19. I don't knit, so I'll leave the yarn for someone else but that batch of fabric looks lovely!

  20. The clowns are scary. but cut into small could work!

    Hmm, a story I guess b/c I don't know any good jokes. My son asked what you call the doctor who works with butts is called. From the other room I yelled "a proctologist!" He started laughing hysterically and said "A crackologist?" that's so perfect! that's hilarious! Was it already called a crack or is that where it came from?
    I corrected him, but only after he stopped turning red from laughter. boys!!
    have I just decreased my chances??? ☺

  21. Great giveaways! Il love to win either prize. Now for my son's favorite joke at the moment :

    Why did the chicken cross the playground?

    To get to the other slide.


  22. Wow, I'm deeply impressed!
    Would be so nice to be the lucky one.

    Kind regards from Germany

  23. pretty hex's! oh no...funny! I'm funny in person (I think!), but not online...sigh! I lose, I guess!

  24. Seriously, what possessed you to buy those clowns? Fellow clown-hater here. That's okay, the other fabrics make up for it ;) Down to business: I'm not much of a joke-teller but here's one that cracks my kids up every time (and it's a golden oldie):

    kid: Look under there!
    me: Under where?
    kid: I made you say underwear!

  25. Aww I don't like clowns but they are more the cute kind and not scary so I think they are usable :) Maybe for a little boy's toy bag! Thanks for the giveaway~

  26. okay, hate the clowns but the rest of the fabrics TOTALLY make up for them! I could find them a home I am sure!

  27. Okay...I hope either you or your kids are fans of dumb jokes! LOL!

    So, you know if Gravity was a boy, I would TOTALLY fall for him!

    HA!!! Yup. That's my kind of joke! LOL! Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!

  28. My three elementary school sons are always telling jokes...but ones that I try not to remember...
    Great fabric giveaway! And I think that aqua china cabinet would be best filled with fabric.

  29. I do like some of those fabrics, but I'm afraid that if I win them the clowns will have to find a new home. I'm rather terrified of clowns, too . . . there's nothing quite like a clown coming up to you and asking if you want a balloon. (Is that mental image a good enough story on its own?) :)

    Have a wonderful day, and thank you for the giveaway (by the way, I'd like to enter both).

    Emily Rose @

  30. Wow, this is quite the giveaway! Here's something that should make you laugh: I'm reviewing goat butter for Whole Foods. I don't work there, or have any other affiliation with them besides shopper, but all of the sudden I'm reviewing for them. I think it's hilarious.

  31. What lovely giveaways! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Um, silly jokes - this one is on one of my son's onsies - I kid you not:

    What does a frog give a car?

    A jump start.

    Get it? Cause frogs jump . . . see how they did that? (crickets chirping).

  32. Love your hexagons. They seem to be really popular right now.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  33. Ooh ooh ooh, loving your blog and loving these rainbow giveaways. If I want you to enter me for both, I'd better give you two funnies, right?


    2 cows standing in a field, munching, munching, munching. 1 turns to the other and says, "I can't help thinking it's thursday..."

    Too off the wall? Ok, how bout this:

    Question: What's brown and sticky?

    Answer: A stick.


  34. well, my funny story is a tiny bit disgusting. i was changing a poopy diaper and set the dirty diaper to the side, put on a clean diaper, and went to roll up the dirty diaper, but the poop was gone! then i noticed the dog a few feet away chewing on something...


  35. So awesome! Crossing my fingers!

  36. I made this up one day and posted it to my blog, where it got no reaction. I hope it does better here?

    KITTEN: What do you get if you cross a rooster and an owl?

    YOU: I don't know Kitten. What do you get if you cross a rooster and an owl?

    KITTEN: Knock Knock

    YOU: What happened to the rooster and the owl?

    KITTEN: Knock Knock

    YOU: No, really! What happened to the rooster and the owl?

    KITTEN: Knock Knock

    YOU: OK, fine. Who's there?

    KITTEN: Cockadoodle

    YOU: Cockadoodle Who?


    I'd be happy with the knitting rainbow!

  37. Thanks for the chance to win. This joke is compliments of my 12yo:

    A boy was riding with his grandfather when his grandfather suddenly said, "Oh, no! I just made and illegal right turn!"

    The boy said, "That's ok. The policeman behind us just did the same thing."

  38. Sorry my english not good enough for a funny story, i'll hope I also have without a chance for your beautiful things.

    Many greetings from germany

  39. Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide! My son told me this the other day and for some reason it just made me chuckle!

  40. Oh Jokes. I don't know. Okay.

    Why did Captian Kirk pee on the ceiling?

    Because he wanted to go "where no man has gone before"

    Sorry that was lame, I loved it when I was a kid though.

  41. I would love the yarn. Here is a joke, why does the bunny have a shiny nose? Because the cotton ball is on the wrong end.
    Why did the chicken cross the road? To show the squirrells it could be done.

  42. Wow! Two great giveaways! I'd love to be entered in both.

    My joke? What did the zero say to the 8? "Nice belt!"

    Sorry -- I get all my jokes from my kids.....

  43. A good joke??? well I have autistic kids and their jokes, well aren't funny. But here is one my hubby told me.

    Knock knock
    whose there
    dwain who?
    Dwain the bathtub I'm drowning!

    This is the joke my 5yr old autistic child told me

    knock knock
    whose there
    mac and cheese
    mac and cheese who
    Mac and cheese stuck to the bottom of the pan

    (currently their lunch is stuck to the bottom of their pan)

  44. When I was little, I was terrified of clowns. Now that I'm bigger, I'm still terrified of them!

    Here is my favorite joke:

    Why is an aspirin small, white, and round?

    Because if it were big, gray, and wrinkled, it would be an elephant!


  45. I will tell you my favorite joke when I was five. I guess it's more of a riddle. Anyway, no-one will guess the answer, guaranteed.

    What's green & has wheels?
    Grass. I lied about the wheels.

    (I'd like to enter both!)

  46. The fabrics are drool-worthy!

    How do you find a unique bunny?

    U nique up on it! I crack myself up.

  47. Q: Why did the lion spit out the clown?

    A: Because he tasted funny.

    Great Giveaway!

  48. would love either of them!! OK a joke...

    What do you call a green vegetable after a fight?
    A black eyed pea.

    Thanks for the chance to win. feel free to give out my giveaway.

  49. Omg I love the fabrics! I guess I'm aiming for that? :-) As for jokes, I really suck at jokes to be honest. But I do have alot of goofy stories to share that MIGHT be funny to you & your family haha! Lets see (trying to think of the most recent)...Oh! Ok so I was playing around w/ some stick on plastic jewels and I thought to myself hey, that kinda reminds me of Bindi (forehead decoration worn by women from India). So I stuck one on my forehead & went to the bathroom to see what it looked like...I must admit, it looked kinda cool (to me anyway). I got distracted upon returning to my desk and forgot all about the jewel on my head. I went to the grocery store a bit later & wondered why the cashier kept looking at me & trying to avoid my eyes, even tho I could tell he couldnt' help looking at my forehead! When my hubby got home from work, he looked at me and asked what I had on my forehead!! OMG....aaaaaaack! Lets just say I didnt return to the grocery store for a few wks...heheh. Yes, I'm a big cheeseball...hope this was humorous for you & your family & not too drawn out to read...I dont mind making people laugh at the expense of myself hehehe! ;-) Thanks for reading & the opportunity to win!

    Much Aloha,

  50. I love the clowns!

  51. i can never remember jokes! does anyone else have that problem? i love your giveaway but that cabinet in your last post!!! what an awesome score!

  52. I love the clowns! And Maine!

    Did you hear about the new pirate movie?

    It's rated "aaarrr..."

  53. i LOVE the fabric set! especially the clowns, hahaha.

  54. Omygosh, I don't knit, but I would sure love to win those fabrics! That FMF seeds and the HR horses especially. Here's a joke:

    What do vegan zombies say?
    Graaaaiiiins! Graaaiiiins!

  55. How do you make a handkerchief dance?

    Put a little boogie in it.

    Yeah, my kids think that's funny. Maybe yours will too :)

    I'd love to win that little fabric bundle

  56. Im not sure how old your kids are but here it goes,

    An ion walked into a bar and said "bartender, I think I left an electron here" the bartender says "Are you positive?"

  57. Why do elephants wear red sneakers?...To hide in cherry trees.

    Have you ever seen an elephant in a cherry tree?...Works, doesn’t it?

    I really love the fabrics! even the clowns. Planning a black and white kids toy that would be cute!!!
    Of course, I would use the yarn as well.

  58. hey I would totally swap scraps with you. I'm a scrap hoarder and they are sorted by color into ziplocs... I could sent you a rainbow if you want. just let me know!

  59. I like pretty things... the colours in that yarn get me.

    My joke a ahem:

    When should you visit the dentist?

    At tooth hurty!


  60. Such a great giveaway. I heard this at mom 24/7 blog they have daily jokes and table talks, how does a bee get to school? a school buzz. Good luck on homeschooling , I love it(btw I have 5 kids)

  61. I don't know too many jokes..but here's one I remember from grade school.

    Q: what did the baby banana say to its mother?

    A: I don't peel good. :(


  62. Hm, my son is only 2.5, so the jokes in our house don't really translate beyond the moment.

    I'd *love* the fabric, but I don't knit, so please give the yarn to someone who'll appreciate it!

  63. Oh, I'm not funny. I wish I were. But I'm an identical twin - that's cool isn't it? And I am from Maine (Lee Academy, Class of '89) although I now live in Virginia. And I am a quilter while my twin sister knits. Seems to me, this giveaway has our names all over it. Erin and Ericka, Erin and Ericka, Erin and Ericka (actually, it is Ericka and Erin since she is 7 minutes older, but I'm Erin so of course, I put my name first).

  64. A vet went in for a visit with her family doctor. He asked her several questions about symptoms, etc. Finally she interrupted him, saying, "I never have to ask my patients all these questions. I can just look at them and have a diagnosis."
    "Fine," he said, then looked her over hard. He wrote out a prescription and handed it to her. "Here you go. But it if doesn't work, we'll have to have you put down."

    Love both prizes!

  65. Well, I read your blog for quite a while. It is addicting. You are a great writer. :) I would be pleased as punch to win either prize! I have tons of funny things that happen around here... with 3 children under the age of 4! I think the funniest thing that has happened recently was when our son (who is potty training) peed on our pastor's wife's foot at a cookout. That was a moment for sure! Nothing like a little urine for a good first impression. :)

  66. What great gifts and I want to win. I have a fat quatter fetish! Enjoyed clicking around. Thanks for the giveaway.

  67. what a fun collection of give aways!

  68. i would LOVE to win the fabric giveaway! i have a 19-month-old girl and i would love the chance to have her sort through the fabrics with me to make something fun for her.

    i hear you on the piles of laundry, etc. we have piles of diapers to be folded, clothes, etc... there are also piles of yarn everywhere which is why i must restrain myself from entering for the yarn too!

    here's something cute, if not funny. DD says 'wowie' for both 'library' and 'fairy.' :-)

    thanks for the chance to win!
    also i LOVE the hexagons--is that hard to do?

  69. Kids will mimick even the stuff you don't want them too!! While stuck in traffic my daughter was huffing around and then finally yell, "Get out of the way, people!" It sounds so much like me that I just started to laugh, the kids started to laugh and the rest of the traffic was no so bad!!!

  70. how about an oldie but a goodie?...

    knock knock... who's there... banana... banana who?

    knock knock... who's there... banana... banana who?

    knock knock... who's there... orange... orange who? orange't you glad I didn't say banana?


  71. Like the fabric!

    Word riddle..joke

    A Bachleor is single you see
    but a lavatory is dubbel you see (WC)

  72. Q. Why was six scared of seven?
    A. Because seven eight nine.

    Q. Why was the cow given a Nobel prize?
    A. It was out standing in its field.

    Thanks for the chance!

  73. What is an elephant's favorite game?


  74. I'm all about fabric... and scraps... :) Not clowns though! Agh!


  75. I've been paper piecing hexagons as well, so relaxing. Yours look great. As for a joke...

    What do you call an Igloo without a toilet?
    An Ig

  76. I came across these the other day and reminded me of some jokes we used to tell at school when I was younger. They have a really Australian bent so hopefully they translate!

    Q. Why to Kangaroo mother hate rain
    A. Because their joeys have to play inside

    Q. What animal can climb higher than the Sydney Harbour bridge.
    A. All of them silly, brigdes can't climb!

    Q. Where do sheep get their hair cut?
    A. At the Baa Baa shop

    Q. what do you get when you cross a kangaroo with a sheep?
    A. A wolly jumper (other parts of the world call a jumper a sweater)

    Hope you get a chuckle out of these!

  77. Either or would be fine with me if you are taking international entries.

    What do you get if you cross a road with a safari park?

    Double yellow lions!

  78. I actually am not into clowns but I like the clown fabric you have shown. Go figure. Cheers!

    An old joke that can get irritating if you aren't careful, but is still funny...

    Pete and Repeat were in a boat.

    Pete fell out.

    Who was left?


    Pete and Repeat were in a boat.

    Pete fell out.

    Who was left?


    and so on

  79. Can you believe it--I actually want the clowns!

    What are prehistoric monsters called when they sleep?
    A dinosnore!

    Hope you liked it!

  80. I have friends who know jokes,but ME I always forget them afterward! The other day my 2yr old son wanted to go to the fish store and so he asked his Daddy to go and my hubby said yes followed by, "What about Mama?" My son replied,"No Mommy-- she's a dumb ass!" How sweet of him! Not a joke, but none the less pretty funny!

  81. Ok, my Dad tells me this joke every time we talk on the phone, and I'll admit that it was funny the first time, so here it is:

    A nice young lady finds a magic lamp, rubs it, and out pops a genie. She asks for her three wishes, but he says that he's not so powerful and can only do one. She thinks for a bit and then pulls out a map, points out a couple of countries, and explains to the genie how she wants him to work on them to create world peace. "Lady," he says, "I thought I explained you I'm not that powerful." She ponders a bit more and then tells him that she will settle instead for the perfect man, one who is attractive and will always be faithful, loving, and sweet, and who will do the dishes. The genie thinks on this for a moment, and then says "Let's take another look at that map."

  82. Please enter me in your lovely drawing. ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com from the Florida Gulf Coast area

  83. I'd love to win the fabrics. My friend has a funny kid (4 years old) and this is a convo they had a fe weeks ago

    Cal: "What's that?"
    Mom: "A panther."
    Cal: "A hamster?"
    Mom: "No, a pan-ther."
    Cal: "Ham-ster?"
    Mom: "Pan-ther."
    Cal: "Well I’m just going to call it a hamster, okay? Like this-Hey look at that hamster!"

  84. Hmmmm, a funny story.. Ah, I'll tell you what just went down in the house the other day:

    The Butt Cream Escapade!

    Miss H and Mr. B were in the room playing. Miss H is 4, Mr. B is 2. Mr. B is potty training and decided to go diaperless.. Well, Miss H would have none of that.. So she grabs a pamper and heads to the back of the house to cover up Mr. B... All of the sudden, a bloodcurdling scream!

    I race to the back of the house!

    Me: Miss H, what happened?
    Miss H: I put his diaper on.. He wanted butt cream!
    (You should know that he LOVES his butt cream. I often have to pretend to put it on, or he gets really mad!)

    Me: Did you pretend and he got mad?
    Miss H: No, I put butt cream on him!

    I open his diaper to see... that she had covered his entire booty with.... TOOTHPASTE...

    Yeah.. Hope that gave the males a chuckle, lol.

  85. Hey, not so good with the jokes, but I share your love for the hexagons and thought I'd let you know as much. Those are beautiful and you are probably 3 x as far along as I am (that means at least 300 hours further along, by my calculations).

  86. I would so love to win your fat quarters, they would be so beautiful made up, even the clowns! I understand your feeling about clowns, but I bet a baby quilt with a black and white theme with this interspersed would be gorgeous. Let's see...I need to earn this don't I? Well, my favorite joke is an old one, but still makes me smile ---

    "What is the last thing to go through a bug's mind when he hits your windshield?"

    "His butt"

    lol, nuff said. Hope you liked it. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Peggy

  87. Ahaha... it's raining over here and I have literally started making hexagons... not sure what they will turn into but while it's raining I will be productive!!

    a joke... why are pirates pirates? because they AGGRRH... say it like a pirate LOL it's a fav joke!!

    xo Steph

  88. I love the clowns! And the yarn is beautiful.

    Here's my joke:

    What do you call a pig with three eyes?


  89. Great fat quarter stash. I'm not sure about the clowns either! Went to the Barnum & Bailey Circus this past weekend with my nieces - the six year old was worried we would see "criminal clowns". But all the clowns we saw -- at least from a distance -- appeared nice.

  90. Send in the clowns! Tis a pity, I am not witty, but that fabric is sooo pretty. Enter me please.

  91. Hi I would love to win that fabric.
    How do you catch a squirrel?
    Climb up a tree and act like a nut!!!

    Dumb jokes like that should win, so kids please pick me.

    Seriously have a Happy Day.

  92. Those tiny hexagons looks great! I don't know if I'm patient enough to do that, but good for you! I love the fabrics you are giving away, Thanks for sharing :-)

  93. Question: What did the dog say when he rubbed his tail on the sandpaper?

    Answer: "Ruff, Ruff"

    Corny, but i'm thinking a hit with kids...fingers crossed :)

    Great giveaway!
    alli b

  94. I like to collect fabrics and like to make little bags with the odd-balls. Thank you!

  95. I am more of a quilter than a knitter (But I do crochet a little) so I gravitate towards the fabric. And BTW, I would be happy to swap scraps with you. just email me with what you are looking for if you have any preference.

    Thanks for sharing.

  96. "Knock knock."
    "Who's there?"
    "Gorilla who?"
    "Gorilla cheese sandwich for me and I'll be there for dinner!"

    Love your giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

  97. Oh, I am terrible with jokes - can't remember one two seconds after I heard it...

    Can i still be in for the yarn???

    I think it is beautiful!

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

  98. So, two cannibals are eating a clown. One turns to the other and says, "Does this taste funny to you?"

    I couldn't resist. I'd be happy with either the fabric or yarn, but I kinda hope it's the fabric because I have the perfect project for those clowns (which also fits their ability to terrify others).

    Thanks! :-)

  99. too much pressure to think of something funny to say, but i love your prizes and that you are pretty funny yourself, so if you want to pick me I'd be delighted...(also, love your driving down the road post...I totally get it!)

  100. You MUST have the patience of a saint. I think I would go mad trying to hand sew all those hexagons together. It looks amazing!

    Thanks for a fantastic giveaway! I love the fabric. Okay, I must admit, the clowns are a bit creepy though. LOL

  101. Well I am not great at funny stories, but I do personaly know a clown! He is a acountant by day and wacky clown on the weekends! He would adore the clown fabric, thanks for having such a great give away! Sharonj.

  102. Your hexagons are delicious.
    Okay, here is my best one.
    Why should you not bring a Pokemon to the bathroom with you?
    He might Pikachu!!!!
    Thanks for a super giveaway. Love it all!

  103. i dont realy have a joke, i wish i had something that i could think of...
    i hope i can enter like this to
    if not you can erase my name
    thanks for the great giveaway!

  104. This weekend, I exploded a Pyrex dish in the oven. It blew up with a mighty noise that made me think the house was coming down around my ears and about five billion razor sharp molten shards of glass went flying across the kitchen. I'm lucky I made it out alive, much less unscathed! And, once, I was running and my foot caught in my pant leg and I fell, quite literally, flat on my face. I just kind of disappeared from view. That's pretty much the story of my life.

  105. Someone already did "Q. what's brown and sticky? A: a stick!" So I'll have to go for:

    "There are two fish in a tank. One turns to the other and says, "Do you know how to drive this thing?".BOOM BOOM!

    I like the clowns actually- Thanks for the giveaway! amo(at)zoic(dot)org

  106. If you decide you want to do smaller hexagons, go check out my giveaway! I've got some vintage 2.5" squares up!

    Here is my favorite source for clean jokes- They never fail to get a giggle out of my 5yo!

    Here's a favorite:
    What do you call a pony's cough?

  107. Oooh, what a nice giveaway! My current clean joke to share is:

    A man phoned the police to reporr that there were burglars in his shed. They explained that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be there when available.

    The man said, "Okay," hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again.
    "Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I've just shot them all."

    Then he hung up. Within five minutes three squad cars, an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance showed up. Of course, the police caught the burglars red-handed.
    One of the policemen said to him: "I thought you said that you'd shot them!"

    He replied, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"

  108. Oh, I would love to win this delicious prize! stafish6(at)hotmail(dot)com

    What's brown and sticky?

    A stick.

  109. thanks for the giveaway. and nice blog, i've been reading through it since visiting from SMS

  110. Fabric, fabric, fabric, please! Okay here is my sons joke:
    "Why did the armadillo cross the road?"
    Answer: "Because it was stapled to the chicken."
    (Get it Mommy? Because we never see chickens run over in the road, but we see armadillos a lot!) Five year old humor, sorry, but thanks for the giveaway!

  111. Why did the chicken cross the amusement park?

    To get to the other ride!
    Wah Wah...

    Than rainbow of wooley looks good to me :p

  112. Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for participating!

  113. My daughter is 4 and loves this joke
    Why did the boy throw the butter out the window?
    To see the butter fly!
    My sister thought it was hilarious when she was little and now my daughter does!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  114. I think both prizes are excellent, what rich colours in the yarn. Nice! My first thought was the brown and sticky joke, but I see the person directly above me got there first. BUT the joke I found funniest all the way through childhood and teenagerdom was (and this depends on you having the same weird sense of humor as me)

    Why did the plane crash? Because the pilot was a potato.

  115. What do you get if you cross a steer with a tadpole ?

    A bullfrog !

    Love the fabric! So pretty!

  116. i love your blog - the more lopsided the better!

  117. Can I enter for both please??
    I can't think how to make your girls laugh offhand apart from tickling them(it always works with my children!!)
    But they might be amused to know that I live about 15 miles away from Prince Charles!!


  118. My favorites as a kid were always the good old knock knock jokes. Once you get started, you can come up with your own, and they just keep getting funnier and funnier, and the adults roll their eyes...

    Knock knock.
    who's there.
    Amos who?
    Amosquito just bit me.

    Knock knock.
    who's there?
    Anita who?
    Anita you like I need a hole in my head.

    Anyways, I would love to win the fabric, but I've never knit a stitch in my life.

  119. Here's a cheesy one I know, but maybe it'll make a little one laugh!

    "Why shouldn't you try to swim on a full stomach? Because it's easier to swim on a full swimming pool!"

    Anyway, thanks for the chance to win! That fabric is lovely!!!

    sales4mp at gmail dot com

  120. Why didn't the skeleton cross the road?
    Because he didn't have the guts!

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Neat giveaway and blog!
    steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo * com

  121. I love the fabric! This would be a great stash builder! Even the clowns aren't bad! :)

  122. I have high regards for all mini-hex hand-sewers out there!

    I NEVER have a funny story or joke if someone asks me for one, but I do know that Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels will make you laugh, so try one of those, they're absolutely hilarious, and if you're a touch cynical like your welcome says, you'll love them :)

    I'd love to be entered for the fabric draw, as I do about 100x more quilting than knitting these days!

  123. i would absolutely love to win the cool fabric! (and the wool too, but i love the fabric better :-)

    please also check out my giveaway at :-)

    ok, here goes a really funny animal joke:

    The animals were bored. Finally, the lion had an idea. "I know a really exciting game that the humans play called football. I've seen it on T.V."

    He proceeded to describe it to the rest of the animals and they all got excited about it so they decided to play. They went out to the field and chose up teams and were ready to begin.

    The lion's team received. They were able to get two first downs and then had to punt. The mule punted and the rhino was back deep for the kick. He caught the ball, lowered his head and charged. First, he crushed a roadrunner, then two rabbits. He gored a wildebeast, knocked over two cows, and broke through to daylight, scoring six.

    Unfortunately, they lacked a placekicker, and the score remained 6 - 0.

    Late in the first half the lion's team scored a touchdown and the mule kicked the extra point. The lion's team led at halftime 7 - 6. In the locker room, the lion gave a peptalk.

    "Look you guys. We can win this game. We've got the lead and they only have one real threat. We've got to keep the ball away from the rhino, he's a killer. Mule, when you kick off be sure to keep it away from the rhino."

    The second half began. Just as the mule was about to kick off, the rhino's team changed formation and the ball went directly to the rhino. Once again, the rhino lowered his head and was off running. First, he stomped two gazelles. He skewered a zebra, and bulldozed an elephant out of the way. It looked like he was home free. Suddenly at the twenty yard line, he dropped over dead. There were no other animals in sight anywhere near him. The lion went over to see what had happened. Right next to the dead rhino he saw a small centipede.

    "Did you do this?" he asked the centipede.

    "Yeah, I did." the centipede replied.

    The lion retorted, "Where were you during the first half?"

    "I was putting on my shoes."

  124. boy oh boy, that fabric looks divine...thanks for a chance...i wish i were more computer saavy so that i could send you a link to my family singing happy birthday to my 2 year old boy...he is rather bashful, but everyone singing to him, in the center of attenion really threw him for a loop! his eyes popped wide open, he buried his head into my dads arm and kept taking peeks during the song to see if everyone had gone away...not until he got a cupcake with icing did he regain his composure and the red left his cheeks. sorry, like i said, funny to watch than explain!

  125. Thank you for the giveaway. Those hexagons are impressive. I've always wanted to try hexes, but I'm so intimidated by it.

  126. Oh, I just love those prints. Here is a joke for the kids.

    How does Noah fish? Very carefully, he only has 2 worms.

    Thanks for giving!

  127. Totally diggin' the fabric. Here's my joke:

    You're rowing down main street when suddenly all four wheels fall off. How many milkshakes does it take to fill a doghouse?

    Give up?

    NONE! Because bananas don't have hair! :-D


  128. Oo I'd love to win the fabrics! Ok, here is a joke I think your kids will appreciate more..

    Person A: My dog has no nose!
    Person B: Oh, that's weird. How does he smell?
    Person A: Terrible!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  129. Your giveaway is FABULOUS! I SO hope that I'm the winner-winner chicken dinner!

    Okay, my joke...

    What do you get when you cross a brown chicken and a brown cow?

    **pronounced with the emphases just like bow chicka bow wow** Try it, it gets laughs every time I tell it!

  130. I just became a follower of your site too! I'm always looking for more blogs to blogstock!

  131. I want the clowns!!! hahah I was scrolling down the pics.. saw the clowns and was like 'OH!' ..then saw your comment about them ahahahah


  132. This is my daughter's favourite joke. Why did the banana go to the doctor's? A: Because he did not "peel" well. Thank for the giveaway. Your hexagons look amazing.

  133. Love the heather ross fabric and the FMF seeds!

    I have to say that I was deathly afraid of clowns as a child and people in masks.

    My mom always tells the story of me at 3 years old in the grocery store and screaming because of a guy in a leprechaun suit. He just cautiously started backing away from me as I screamed and screamed.

  134. My daughter has decided I should tell you her favorite joke
    Q: How do you make a kleenex dance?
    A: You put a little "boogie" in it!

    ( And she says that the clowns a really cool)

  135. I love the fabric,great for my jewelry making.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  136. Whew, the pressure's on. This has been a favorite in our house for a while.

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Interrupting cow.

    Haha! Happy laughing and thanks for the chance to win!

  137. Awesome fabrics. I love the turtles.

  138. My teenage son recently got a new car. I kept commenting on how the tires were bald and be careful driving in the rain. Finally a few weeks later he asked me why I kept warning him, aren't all tires "balled". I had to explain it was bald like grandpa Rex not balled like a basketball.

  139. I can relate to your little judge who finds it easy to pee in her pants-I am in the middle of potty training my two year old who does NOT want to use the potty at all. UNLESS we are in the middle of WalMart OR in the checkout line at WalMart (sorry, cashier Wanda) OR in the parking lot of WalMart. Somehow, WM brings out the peepee...
    I am also addicted to the hexagons! Is there Hexagon Anonymous (HA)? I would love to swap scraps!! Thanks!

  140. I'd love either giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. Here's a joke my 7-year-old nephew wrote.

    What did Santa say to the chimney?

    You should really not be smoking.

  141. wow. wowowow!! I LOVE the fabric--not so much the knitting tools, I mean don't get me wrong they are GORGEOUS colors but I am just brand new with the whole sewing thing. Would love to get my hands on the fabrics to try a summer top, maybe a nightie?

  142. ooo - what a great give away!

  143. I want that beautiful fabric to make cute things... specially the clowns fabric to make a dress for my cat, who is a circus cat. oh! I hope this giveaway is open worldwide or two mexican cats will suffer XD

    Thank you

  144. Alright, I am not so good at jokes. If your kids will be picking the winners I will give you my daughter's (from when she was 4) version of a knock knock joke:
    "Who's there?"
    "Banana Who?"
    "Banana yooouuuuuu!!!!" And then she would crack up.
    Yeah, I never really got it either....
    Thanks for the giveaway, the fabrics are lovely!

  145. I dont really know any jokes, but I think the tv show "community" is hilarious! And am dying that there is a little flea market fancy in your giveaway!

  146. I teach preschool and awhile ago one of my preschoolers smashed her finger. She asked me to kiss it better, so I did. After kissing her little finger better I caught the whiff of poo - lol. Thanks!

  147. I'm totally going to win that fabric with these amazing jokes provided by my 3 yr old.
    Why did the banana go to the Doctor?
    He wasn't peeling well!

    anybody...ok, here's the 2nd one.
    Why did the cookie go to the Doctor?
    He felt a little crumby!!!!

    The fabric is ours, I just know it :)
    rach62803@yahoo dot com

  148. Depending on their ages, your kids may need an explanation here: A string walks into a grocery store. The clerk says, "You're a string aren't you?" The string replies, "Nope - I'm a frayed knot."

  149. So nice of you to join the giveaway fun!

  150. I don't have a joke, because I'm not that funny.. but I can tell you my most embarassing moment of all time!! Last week I went to target and as I quickly ran in to get something I spotted this cute tank top. I decided to try in on, on top of my t-shirt since it was nice and tight. Well I was in kind of a hurry so I pulled it off (and I didn't even like it) and while I was trying to get it right side out I realized I had taken off my shirt with it!!! AHhh... Then a moment of confusion I screamed "OH MY GOODNESS" which never helps, because now I have what seems like a zillion people staring at me wondering what the heck I am doing in my bra in the middle of Target- and my 11 month old was clinging and scraming, probably startled at my scream, to say the least it was not easy to get back dressed and I literally wanted to die! What a freak I am!!
    So there you have it.. do I deserve to win??

  151. I love that horse fabric. I actually like the clowns too!

    Kids joke: Why did the hotdog wear a sweater?

    It was a chili dog!

    (yes, bad, I know!)

  152. I like the clowns! -- I have it in an orange/peachy shade.

  153. Love that fabric stash...okay,
    A horse walks into a bar, and the bartender says, "Hey, buddy, why the long face?"

  154. Here's a Mama story for you.... When my 3 year old was learning to talk, she would say "tanku" all the time. She knew it meant thank you and you said it when you got something. She also thought it was what you say when you give someone something. One day my hubby was driving her to the zoo. "Tanku!" she said from the back seat. He reached back and she gave him a doll. "Tanku!" she said again. He reached back and she gave him her blankie. "Tanku!" she said again. He reached back and she handed him something small and slimy.

    My daughter had just handed her Daddy a booger.

    Thanks for the chance to enter! Hope you get lots of laughs from the entries!

  155. my niece told me the worst joke in the world last week.

    what do you call a fish with no eyes?


    she nearly collapses everytime she tells it.

    PS - for someone who knits and sews? best giveaway ever!

  156. I would love to win the yarn! Here's my joke: What do you call a lazy baby kangaroo? A pouch potato! Ha ha ha!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  157. I think I may be able to live with clowns...I'm willing to give a try! And hey! I'm a knitter. We live close to an alpaca farm so I've had the opportunity to meet the animals who's wool I've used!

    No jokes but my 11 y.o.'s favourite quote you may like:
    "I dream of a better tomorrow where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned."

  158. Knock knock.
    Who's there?
    Interupting cow.

    Lame, I know. I hope the kids laugh!

  159. I wish I remembered some of the jokes my kindergarten students tell me- they often make us laugh with their stories.
    Perhaps your children will be entertained by my cat story. We have an orange cat that has a couple of interesting habits- one is that she loves to flush the toilet. We have tried to break her of the habit but can not succeed- She seems to love to watch the water and will try to flush it several times in a row. We should have trained her to use it before flushing..
    She also loves ice cream- only soft vanilla but no matter where she has been snoozing in the house she seems to find us when we are having ice cream.
    You can see a photo of her on my blog at

  160. Hmm...I don't know any good jokes...but here's the type that my kids like to tell (they're 6 and 3):

    What did the tree say to the other tree?

    Run run run before the monster eats us.

    Yep. That's it. :)

  161. Beautiful fabrics! Thanks so much for the chance to win!


  162. love the fabric you're giving away. love the hexagons you're working on. . .

  163. Completely lovely prize! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    This is my favourite kids' joke. Say to your a little one, "I have a knock knock joke. You start."
    See what happens. :D

  164. Wow, what a great giveaway. Love the fabrics. Even the clowns.

    knock knock
    whose there?
    chocolate who?

    chalk a lot of it up to a bad joke :-(

  165. Love the fabric!!

  166. What did the waterfall say to the fountain?
    You're just a little squirt!

    What do you get when you jump in the bathtub?

    Why don't bananas get lonely?
    They hang around in bunches.

    What do I say when I win this giveaway?


  167. So, I scrolled down and thought, huh, a kindred spirit!
    -"I was driving down the road..."
    -and then "my poor husband. He knows that the moment I utter those words..."
    - and then I saw the blue armoire... and I thought AHA!! SOMEONE ELSE SLAMMED INTO AN ARMOIRE GOING 65 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY?!
    For real. that is the first thing that went through my head. Who would do such a thing you ask? Only Yours Truly. Except my armoire wasn't blue. It was brown (WAS being the key word). And it had just fallen off a moving truck. In the center lane of the Highway. MY LANE!
    The only thing that makes it better, is - I WAS ON THE WAY HOME FROM THE AUTO-BODY SHOP - picking up my car from repairs on an accident the week before. The ink on that check wasn't even dry yet.
    So yes, my husband also shutters to hear those words "I was driving down the road and..."
    TRUE STORY, no joke!
    ps - I don't know how to knit, so I'd love the fabrics if you pick me! :)

  168. From my three-year-old nephew's joke book:
    Knock knock.
    Who's there?
    Olive who?
    Olive you soooooooo much!

    Good stuff for the 3-4 year old set.

  169. I love your fabrics (yep, even the clowns!). Great giveaway!

  170. Ok, so our youngest is 10 so you would think I would have an arsenal of jokes at the ready but my mind went blank... Here are the ones I can remember..

    "Knock, knock"
    "Who's there?"
    "Banana who?"
    knock, knock
    who's there?
    banana who?
    knock knock!
    who's there?
    banana who?!?
    knock knock
    who's there?!!!
    orange who?
    Orange you glad I didn't say banana again!!

    (my 10 yr loves to drive his older brothers crazy with this plus the interrupting cow knock-knock joke but someone else did it!)
    (and the ones that make no sense
    like: why did the chicken cross the road? because motorcycle don't have wings! are refered to as football jokes in our house...)

    Humorous story... can't beat the one above where she accidently takes off her shirt in Target. However here goes: When I was working as a preschool teacher at the tender age of 19, I had a precocious little boy (age 4) named Tommy in my class. Tommy had a handsome, construction worker dad... On our way out to the play ground in front of parents, all the staff, and children Tommy pipes up in a rather boisterous voice (definitely wasn't his "inside" voice!!) "Miss Peggy, I tend to agree with my dad, you do have a nice butt!!" I wanted to die right then and there. (Trust me this raised more than a few eyebrows as he was a married [although seperated] man and I was very, very single!! [my boss even took me aside to have a "chat"... she was great about it though!!])

    Umm, I have no idea which one... fabric? yarn? They are both lovely so I'll let you chose... (I know cheater way out...)

    BTW I am dying reading your blog... are you sure you haven't been secretly chronicling some of my life! but you write about it much more hilariously!!

  171. My Dad's name is Dewayne - when I was little he taught me this joke:
    Knock Knock
    Who's there?
    Dewayne who?
    Dwain the bathtub, I'm dwawning . . .

    thank you!

  172. I love your hexagons! How cute. I'd love a chance! Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  173. Thanks for participating in Giveaway Day! What fun chances to win!

    jessierey at msn dot com

  174. wow wow wowee what a lotta fabric,,,oh yes please...

    what did mummy tomato say to baby tomato?

    tomato ketchup (catch up!)

    i tried, but cant think of anything else that is 'clean'!!!
    thanks becky'

  175. Great giveaway!
    Okay, so here is a clean joke. A mushroom walks into a bar. the bartender sayd, 'hey, we don't serve your kind around here, you need to leave.' the mushroom says, 'hey, but I'm a fungi!'

  176. The prize I like is the fabric -- I make quilts. Hexagon love! Alas, I just purged my scraps by making a scrap strip quilt (I'm in quilting stage). Thank you for the opportunity to win these prizes. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  177. ok, this probably says more about my really *really* stupid sense of humor than anything else, but i still find this one hilarious. and i'm in my 30s.

    what's green and smells like red paint? paint.

  178. Knock Knock
    Whos There?
    Jester WHO?
    Jester minute I'm trying to find my keys!

    Knock Knock
    Whos There?
    Ken WHO?
    Ken I come in or do I have to climb through a window?

    And...What are prehistoric monsters called when they sleep? A dinosnore!

    Thankyouthankyou, please tip your waitresses.

    Oh, one more, what do elves do after school?

  179. i love the yarn, and your hex's are amazing! a good, clean do you get a tissue to dance? put a little boogie in it!! thanks- kat

    klugo914 at aol dot com

  180. Do you know a favourite expression used by the Gorillas?
    Apesy daisy!

    hee hee...


  181. I have no joke but on my blog you can see a picture of our tiny little cat sitting in the hay while our donkeys are eating, so cute, your children will love that? Each morning the first thing the cat does is going to the donkeys, especially one of them; They are very good friends, you could say that they are caressing each other, so lovely to see. The tiny little cat and the big donkey hat .....

  182. Thanks for the giveaway!
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  183. My favorite joke from the back of a Laffy Taffy--What did the Mama Lightbulb say to the Baby Lightbulb? I love you watts and watts.

  184. wow your hexagons look great! you are very talented!
    i would love to win your fabrics, even the clown one. i know one person who would love to have a pouch made with it. ahahah

  185. I love the fabrics--they're beautiful. Even the clowns. :-) Thanks for the chance!

  186. My daughter asked me to enter some of these giveaways for her since her computer is not working... she said I could even win something for my wife in some of the contest
    I hope I am doing the entering the right way. Tom in Florida

  187. These are great prizes! I hope I can win just one of them!

  188. Great giveaway! I love your wit.

    If you haven't already, check out my fabric giveaway at

  189. Not exactly a funny story but it is one my grandfather who was a story teller used to tell.

    There once was a man who lived in a house by the edge of a lake. Every morning he would look across the lake at the shining golden windows of the home on the other side of the lake. He would tell himself that some day he would cross the lake to find out who lived in a house with such beautiful golden windows.

    One afternoon he was out on his dock fishing when he noticed that there was a boat coming across the lake. When the boat pulled up to the boat stopped at the dock the man who stepped out asked "are you the owner of this house?" The gentleman who lived there responded that yes he was.

    "I have been wanting to meet the person who owned a house with such beautiful golden windows." replied the man.

  190. the yarn is fabulous. here's my joke:

    how did barbie break her leg tap dancing?

    ...she fell in the sink!

    thanks for the chance to win.

  191. Thank u for the generous giveaway! I’d like to join.

    If you haven’t yet, pls come join my giveaway as well in my blog.


  192. Here is my son's current favorite joke: why didn't the skeleton cross the road?

    because he didn't have any guts!
    Hope they enjoy it :)

  193. what does a duck like to eat for a snack?
    cheese and quackers!

    great giveaway! thanks for the chance to win!
    crossing my fingers!

  194. Okay, I really like those clowns. I must be ill right? Oh well, my taste has always been questionable.

  195. Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine:

  196. I love the turtles and the Asian ladies!

  197. A joke...okay, here goes
    Knock, Knock.
    Who's there?
    Ken who?
    Ken you let me in please?

    I would love the fat quarter pack, including the clown fabric. Thank you for the chance to win. stephspitzer at gmail dot com