***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries – see who won below!***
Thanks to random.org, these three ladies are getting a kick start to Mother’s Day: Traci (who inherited her mother’s worrying skills!), April (who got her mom’s love of shopping, travel and new things) and Stacy (who inherited the gift of being a good cook from her mom).
Because becoming a mom has mysteriously given Sherry the urge to learn how to sew (more on that here and here) we thought we’d use this pre-Mother’s Day giveaway to dish out TWO fabric-tastic prizes to THREE lucky winners. And they won’t have to sew a stitch because it has already been done for ’em. The first comes from City Chic Country Mouse, whose Etsy shop caters to those who want to inject a bit of chic to their chore list (not that any moms should be doing housework on Mother’s Day). Each of our three winners can choose from any of their colorful, graphic, and punchy ironing board covers, which will definitely cheer up any laundry room:
Plus those same three lucky winners get a double dose this week. A customized fabric wreath from a local Richmonder who puts her sewing prowess to work in her Etsy shop, Love Elaine is also on the agenda. While she’s got cool modern spins on aprons, quilts, and bags – her fabric wreaths are always a favorite. And yup, each winner gets to pick our their own colors.
- PRIZE: Any ironing board cover from City Chic Country Mouse and a custom fabric wreath from Love Elaine
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “SEW ME!” and…
- BONUS QUESTION: … tell us one quality you’re glad you inherited – or wish you had inherited – from your mother (or other parental type figure). Are you grateful she instilled strong family values? Or that she passed down her sense of style / fabulous cooking abilities? Or do you keep waiting for her sewing skills to kick in like Sherry?
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, May 4th at 8pm EST
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: Three
- PRIZE SHIPS: The United States and Canada
- USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Thursday morning for the announcement of our winners. Good luck…
Note: We weren’t paid or perk’d for hosting this giveaway, we just like rewarding our lovely readers! See our Giveaway FAQs page for more info. Pics from City Chic Country Mouse and Love Elaine.
I am so glad my mom (RIP) passed down her sense of style and her great family values. She would be proud. I’m sure she is.
Yes glad my mammala taught me basics of sewing (no machines) but how to repair a button or hem. Spunky personality—no nonsense and will tell it like it is:)
SEW ME!!!!…I am hoping to be a cookie queen like my mom (and sew like my sis)
SEW ME! I inherited my mom’s smiling eyes. I wish I had inherited the laid back demeaner to go with them!
Amy Wolff says
I am grateful to my mother for teaching me about the true meaning of giving. We were very poor growing up and I remember her taking the little money we had and buying coats for other kids who had less. I’ll always remember that!
I’m glad I inherited my mom’s sense of humor. We can call each other and say about two words and we’re both cracking up. Along with that, she taught me to laugh at myself, which has been a lifesaver at times!!
I wish that I could keep house like my mom…
SEW ME… patience and being down to earth. My mother never judges anyone and is always nice. The other day, she helped a fly get back on it’s legs and fly away…yes she did!
sew me! I am waiting for my mom’s sewing skills to kick in! But I am glad I have good cake recipes.
I inherited my mom’s willingness to help people. If there’s something I can do to help, I’ll do it! No questions asked. I will say, I may not always actually BE helpful, but I’ll always want to help.
Leigh Anne says
Loving the bold ironing board covers! I’m glad I inherited the hardworking nature of my mother. She’s truly the glue that ties are family together. Thanks for everything you do Mom!
SEW ME! I was blessed with my mom’s multitasking abilities. Yay!
SEW ME! I wish I had inherited my mom’s handwriting!
Sew Me! I wish I’d inherited some math skills from my mother ( a CPA). I loathe math.
Caitie Davis says
I inherited an amazing and secret family recipe for can’t-eat-just-one rolls. They are my great-grandmother’s recipe and the go-to for any potluck/holiday event I go to!
Although it isn’t always present, I’m glad I inherited my mother’s organizational skills.
I love that I inherited the capacity to do many things at once from my mother – including sewing.
I’m so glad my mom passed down her laugh to me…and I’m hoping the more I practice, the more I can claim that I also inherited her cooking skills!
I wish I’d inherited my mom’s cooking skills and her neat freakiness. Just didn’t happen for me. But, I did get her terrible eyesight and short temper :)
i think i inherited my “easy-going” attitude from my mom, especially in mothering my own 4.
i am still waiting for her sewing skills to kick in… in this area she is a bit more of a perfectionist, me, not so much.
Angie Webb says
Sew me! I’ve been eyeing up those ironing board covers for awhile!
I wish I inherited my mothers ability to cook. She’s amazing in the kitchen and knows just what to do with leftovers so nothing ever goes to waste – amazing!
melinda H. says
Sew Me! Please! ;)
SEW ME: YAY, I really want both of this items, here’s hoping I win:) Love your blog, just found it about a month ago! 1 thing I inherited from my mother was a strong sense of family values. There are four of us kids and all of us have moved away at some point or another and we have all returned home. It is just important for us to be close and spend time together. Have a great Mothers Day Sherry!
Very strong family values.
I inherited the stubborn gene from my mother!
Sew Me! I got my love of note-writing from my mother… she taught me to send out hand-writte cards as thank yous, congrats, etc. and now it’s one of my favorite things to do!
I love that I inherited my mom’s corny sense of humor.
Sew Me Can I possibly be first? Well I think I inherited my mom’s thoroughness, otherwise I’m mostly like my dad
SEW ME! I inherited my mom’s baking abilities- love her!
Jenny L says
Sorry Sherry, but I’m glad I inherited my mom’s sewing skills! I’m not as good as her yet, but I’m working on getting there!
I’m adopted, but I definitely got my adopted-mom’s love of classical music and her fondness for baking.
sew meeee!! I am glad I inherited my mom’s baking skills :)
Tiffany Pelletier says
I inherited my Mom’s ability to call for take out! She was never really a great cook! :-)
Oh, I wish I inherited any sewing skills. Maybe it will just skip a generation and my children will be the lucky ones. At least I have my mother’s humor.
SEW ME! I wish I had inherited my mom’s cooking skills- Thank goodness my husband cooks or it would be pb&j every night!
Ruth Ann says
SEW ME-good domestic skills
I inherited my my mom’s loud belly laugh, my dad’s eyes and my grandfather’s hands.
amy r. says
I got my love for all things DECOR from my mother!
(And everything else from Pops!)
I wish I would have inherited my mom’s cooking skills. Or at least her desire to cook skills.. I’m not necessarily a bad cook, just not motivated to actually make stuff from scratch!
SEW ME! I inherited my mother’s sensitivity. We both cry at everything!
“SEW ME!!!” I’m so glad I inherited my mother’s love of reading books. Like Sherry, I am STILL waiting for her tremendous sewing skills to kick in!! She made most of our clothes when we were growing up and has made some beautiful quilts and table linens…I can sew on a button…more or less :o)
SEW ME! I’m wishing I had inherited my mom’s sewing skills…she made all my Halloween costumes when I was a kid.
That fabric wreath from Love Elaine is SEW ME!
I’m glad i inherited my mom’s love of nature. If she hadn’t sent me to farm camp and wilderness camp and audobon camp i would be a very different person. I also have her love of spiders, though i don’t keep pet ones in my shower cause they’re”indoor spiders”
SEW ME-I like to serve people…mostly food. Just like my mom.
Megan @ Loving the little things says
SEW ME! Although I have no sewing skills!
I definitely inherited my mother’s stubbornness…which is both a good and, uh, not so good quality!
Sew me (more for my wife) :)
This is SEW ME! I wish that I inherited my Mother’s sewing skills. I don’t know how she does it and I’m terrified of the sewing machine!
SEW ME. Glad I inherited her caring.
I wish I had inherited my mother’s green thumb. She can make anything grow but I’m only so-so at it.
I inherited my Mom’s neat freak gene. I love a clean house, and my husband does too!