Wednesday Giveaway

Pick Points Madera 203x300 Wednesday Giveaway

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today you could win a very groovy set of Pickpoints Madeira greeting cards. This fun kit provides directions and supplies to create 4 embroidered greeting cards. The package promises that these cards are a pleasure to receive. The theme of this set is folksy Christmas, giving you plenty of time to finish stitching before the holidays.

If you would like to win, simply answer the following question: How far in advance do you prepare for holiday gift giving?

Post your answer to the comments section by 10 am EST Friday the 17th. We’ll randomly select an answer and post the winner by 5 pm on Friday. Check back to see if you will be embroidering these super cool cards.

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57 Responses to Wednesday Giveaway

  1. Robin Cole says:

    I start thinking about what I am going to make for my family in January, right after Christmas. That gives me all year to catch my fabric, crafts items, etc. on sale and not trying to rush at the end of the year, especially since I work full time.

  2. Carol says:

    I am a last minute kind of person when it comes to sewing projects for Christmas. I end up doing the things that friends ask me to embroider for them to give as gifts long before I get to doing my own list of gifts.

  3. Phyllis says:

    I ‘m looking and making year round for the Christmas season. My favorite time of the year

  4. Suzanne Ripple says:

    I usually start around December, I am a last minute type of person.

  5. Melinda Thompson says:

    I start on December 26.

  6. Mary says:

    I never don’t look for gifts. I have the spot in the closet that collects those and holiday gifts are ready for any holiday that I need a gift for.

  7. Kay says:

    Well I always have great intentions the day after Christmas to get started for the next year but somehow that seems to get lost in the adventure of a new year and so nothing happens til around July and August. At that time the RACE IS ON>>>>>>>>>

  8. I have gifts in the back of my mind all year long. If I see something on my travels that someone would like, I buy it. If I have a good idea of a gift to make, I write that down to eventually try making a model of it. I really like to match the gift up with the personality or interest of the receiver and not just last minute buy something that does not suit the person.

  9. Carolyn Avery says:

    I start Christmas shopping the day after Christmas. Then all through the year I will purchase gifts that remind me of the person. For Christmas 2012 I have already purchased all the gifts for the kids in our family, and a few of the Adults. I like to have my shopping completed before December.

  10. Linda says:

    It’s an ongoing process. Throughout the year I buy or make gifts.

  11. Carmi says:

    I try to work on gifts year round. When inspired by something for that someone special, I try to work on it right away.

  12. Patricia Douglas says:

    I am a bad procrastinater. I usually wait til the first part of December to begin. And every year I vow to start a lot earlier the next year, then here comes December again, and I still haven’t got anything done.

  13. Janice Westbrook says:

    year around if i see something i think someone might like i purchase then and there. I do get really into 30 days prior to christmas to have all complete 1 week before christmas.

  14. Lawana Whaley says:

    I am usually putting unfinished gifts into boxes or an IOU for UFOs!!!!!

  15. Lela Schneider says:

    I wish I could say I prepare for holiday gift giving in advance. I swear every year that the holidays are deliberately sneaking up on me. Each January I tell myself that this year will be different, and I meticulously plan out projects for each month leading to December. Then, at the end of November, I frantically begin my work. It helps to have many sources of quick and easy projects available, including Creative Machine Embroidery magazine. I would love a set of these Pickpoints Madeira Greeting Cards. Just imagine: a gift and a card, all in one! Now that’s timesaving! Wonder if they have other holidays too – like Mother’s Day, Birthdays…

  16. Renee Cobb says:

    After reading the other comments, I don’t feel so bad about starting my holiday projects in December. I too wait until the last minute to start. I always say next year I will start sooner but next year never arrives.

  17. Charlotte Allen says:

    I am also a last minute person and usually wait until December.

  18. Mary Ann Parker says:

    I try to make gifts all during the year. Sometimes I don’t get them all done, go out and buy and put the ones I didn’t get finished on my list for the next year.

  19. Usually in January I will start to think about next year’s gifts. I work on making Christmas gifts until I have to stop to do my gardening, usually some time in March.
    Then everything is put away until yardwork time stops in November and it is a mad dash to finish everything.

  20. Diane Cook says:

    I don’t have a set time to start, I am always looking for items to make. When I see one, I make it and put it away.

  21. Lise Beauchemin says:

    In the fall after all the birthdays.

  22. Denise says:

    My Christmas list is in constant use. I have a running list on my computer of what I’ve heard them say they would like someday, or it would be nice to have… I try to make gifts throughout the year, but sometimes I get so busy they don’t make it off my list.

  23. Amy says:

    what a wonderful kit, I love Christmas and all the projects that come with it!!!! I have many small projects already done. I am excited to try these.

  24. Kathy Kauth says:

    I usually start some Christmas Items the last two weeks of August, and go from there each week to see what all I can get accomplished.

  25. Janet Lumetta says:

    I start thinking about Christmas gifts, baking, crafting when back to school sales start. However, being the ultimate procrastinator, I find myself in crunch time around December 22 trying to get everything done!

  26. Connie says:

    Love Christmas… so I am thinking all year long about what gifts to make. The holidays are a favorite time of year, so I have projects non-stop.

  27. pam girk says:

    I like to start by Aug. Then there is always the last minute gift.

  28. Jean says:

    This is a first for me but this year I have managed to start on my husbands office gifts. I’ve got to get it rolling b/c of some major health issues I am facing. I have decided to make them coffee cup organizers/covers. Really cute and fun to do!!

  29. Sheila Weikum says:

    July seems to be the month when the ideas for creating various Christmas gifts come. It’s too hot to be outside so sewing in the comfort of my sewing room is the best!

  30. Charlotte Brown says:

    I usually begin three to four month ahead of time

  31. Pat B says:

    Not nearly soon enough.

  32. Lisa Blevins says:

    I start thinking about it in July and usually don’t do anything about it until the 1st for December…One day I hope to change that!!

  33. Mary Furber says:

    Not at all. I am always panicked at the last minute. And I always swear I won’t do it again, and do!

  34. Marilyn Snow says:

    I try to watch for good things all year, but it is usually closer to the holiday before I actually get going on things. I always think I have more time than is actually available.

  35. Terry Colucci says:

    I start thinking right away after Christmas, and plan as the year goes along, but usually don’t really get busy working fast and furious until July.

  36. Kay Peschke says:

    I start planning the day after Christmas!!!

  37. Virginia Frazier says:

    I start in January. I also do a craft show in November and December, so trying to think of Holiday gifts in advance is always on my mind.

  38. Robert Welborn says:

    I usually start preparing about 3 to 6 months in advance for handcrafted gifts.

  39. Kellieann Austin says:

    I think all year long, but don’t buy or make anything until October. i work best under presure!

  40. Carol says:

    I start in September. By then I have gathered a few ideas/pictures in a folder and I am ready to get started.

  41. valeriec says:

    i start in Jan. for the next Christmas

  42. Nina says:

    I am always making gifts with Christmas in mind..So far I have 2 journal books done..but I have 7 gkids lol..I have never made cards but have always wanted too but I guess I am a scaredy cat..

  43. Jean says:

    I think about gift ideas all year. If it involves sewing it should be finished by Nov. December becomes shop til you drop.

  44. Kim Carter says:

    I have some small stuff started and wish I could make myself do more. Other wise it is put off until sometime in Dec. even though I think of it often.

  45. Teresa says:

    December 26th. When I start to finish up all the projects I was going to get for Christmas! Then I have them done for the next Christmas! I always bite off more than I can chew!

  46. Penny says:

    I endeavour to plan for christmas all year round and make what I can eg Cards, gifts, embroidery,
    etc.

  47. Patti says:

    Ongoing process throughout the year , finish one ,start another!!!!

  48. Susan Slovinsky says:

    I pick-up or make things throughout the year. Trick is remembering where I stashed them come December.

  49. Cate says:

    I always intend to start early, but being the procrastinator that I am……. I’m rushing to get things done on Christmas Eve.

  50. Sonya Ridge says:

    I am doing really good if I start in July or August but most of the time it is Thanksgiving

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