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Monday, June 17, 2013

Win It Before You Can Buy It: A Contest!

I have been working very hard to get my newest doily set, "Dainty Little Doilies" finished up. It is a set of 13 different mini-doilies, none of them more than 6" across. They have been a lot of fun to design, but I have been ready to have them finished for a while now. 
Happily, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and the pattern should be available for purchase on my site very soon. 
But, in the meantime, let's have a contest!
 I will give one person a copy of the "Dainty Little Doilies" pattern, plus their choice of any other PDF pattern on my site, bellacrochet.com. 
This contest will run from today (June 17th) until next Friday, June 21. I will select the winner at random, and send out the patterns on Friday morning. I will post the name of the winner here, so be sure to check back to see if you won. 
Also, if you post anonymously, please be sure I have a way to identify you (at least give your first name or a nick name in your comment; I have no way of knowing who is posting.)

To enter, just leave a comment answering this question:
Do you have any special plans for this summer (a trip, a special project, a reunion, etc?)

This contest is now closed. 
Please check back next Friday for my weekly contest.

106 comments:

Anna Staggs said...

hoping to take the family camping

Halinka said...

Cudowne!!!!Serdecznie pozdrawiam

Eunice Robison said...

The only plans here for the summer is to finish getting settled into the new home we bought in Nov. Still trying to unpack and sort through tons of boxes. When not unpacking taking time to use up the yarn I inherited from my mom to make up new projects :)

Gramma Rita said...

No plans here. Maybe a day trip here or there, but not even sure about that. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Lisa said...

All the beautiful crochet works. I want to win them. I plan to go to some parks in holiday to ride some carussels and I want to crochet a flower blanket (each flower with 3 colours) and I still want to loose some weight.

Lisa

Dena said...

Already took a vacation to Tucson, AZ. Now planning for when our son returns from his deployment!
Dena

DeannaT said...

Actually, my daughter and her family were just here from Germany. Her husband is in the Air Force and was stationed there and they were on their way to Washington. They were here for a month. My husband is due to have surgery soon and will be laid up for about 6 weeks so I will be clipping coupons and doing what I can to save money while he's off....So we won't be going anywhere this summer but hope to do a tip to Washington for Christmas!

Juliana CROCHÊ said...

Eu qero posso participa
venha conhecer meu blog beijos

Anonymous said...

These are adorable !! Thanks for having a contest.. I have never won anything, it would be great to receive such a lovely collection. Thanks a ton !!

Amz
blogspot.yarnilicious.com

Beva said...

I'm going to spend a week in Croatia :)

Vikki Hooks said...

Nope no special plans..just hookin away. I am looking foward to these doilies. You don't have a sweater, booties, hat set patterns made with thread do you? I looked, but thought maybe you might have one that you designed and just don't have it posted..Just asking

Charlotte Spani said...

Funny you should ask, we are heading to a camping reunion. The last time I went was when I was, about 10 years old, which was, uhm...quite awhile ago, and every Summer we spend a week at the ocean, which is my happy place :D

Thanks for the give-a-way. Love your crochet!

spunkiefuzzbunnie said...

no special plans here. I live alone and have no life. ha ha ha.. the on only life I have is through other people.. lol

Starbright57 said...

No special plans. Just want to get some house projects completed so I can crochet without those nagging at me.

cawingcrow said...

Visiting my fiance in the Pacific Northwest, possibly getting married then too (timing is still being worked on).

Donna said...

I love these would love to win this, my crochet group loves your designs too, this summer my husband and i want to take some motorcycle trips, iam wanting to go to the beach,

Donna

Sarah said...

My special plans have changed this summer. My daughter (5 years old) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on Memorial Day. I am learning everything I can to help her stay strong and healthy. I've already learned so much, from her insulin to foods and how they interact. So my special plans for this summer are to learn to help my daughter and to make her summer the best ever. To value each day God has blessed us with. :)

Anonymous said...

I am working this summer but on my days off I will be crocheting to relax finishing up a few projects that I have promised to make for friends and family.

Jere

Darleen Hopkins said...

Road trip and lots and lots of crocheting. Beautiful patterns btw. : )

Bonita Bloodgood said...

Going zydeco dancing in Wisconsin and crocheting along the way!

Bonnie

Christina Vera said...

We are having a huge family reunion at our house. Family from as far away as Puerto Rico will be coming. I can't wait!!!

Pam S said...

Hubby and I are planning on going to the Oregon Coast at the end of the month, then we have a camping trip planned with family, then hubby is taking some time off and we are going camping by ourselves and of course doing some fishing. Also will be going to the Fair again this year and will get to see Alan Jackson in concert at the Fair. Will be enjoying a break away from babysitting the Grand kids for 6 weeks but looking forward to their return and taking them camping, it's going to be a busy summer.

BTW, the patterns look awesome!! Thank you for such a great opportunity to win them.

Mindy said...

Love these! What a great collection!

Summer plans:
Mission Trip
VBS
Camping

Thanks for the chance to win!

dickletn said...

These are so pretty, guess I will have to purchase, got to have them. I can see these as Christmas gifts.
We are having a cousin reunion the last weekend in June, we have one every other year. The cousins fix food for the mothers. Our son has a 4th July party with fireworks and lots of food that every one brings.
I became a great grandma last of May, so looking forward to showing our boy Wyatt off to all.
Again thanks for sharing your free patterns. Forget what some people say and do. I have used several and always enjoyed. There are several patterns I have purchased tru Annie Attic. Janet

CaraLouise said...

we love going to the shore- but we don't love the heat! so during the summer we usually let others enjoy the shore and then we go in September after everyone else goes away.

Rosina Smith said...

Oh, these mini doilies are exquisite! You are soooo talented!!
My plans for the summer are to reduce my yarn/thread stash by crocheting my fingers to the bone (outdoors when it isn't too hot!). AND, to win your contest so I can make every single item in your new, beautiful book at least 2-3 times!!!!
Thank you for this contest!

Monique said...

What a lovely doilies!

I will stay at home this summer but in november we are planning to go abroad. I am not sure yet where we will go.

Groetjes, Monique

Anonymous said...

camping, Atlanta zoo, and a reunion in middle GA

Rebecca Kilby
rebeccakilby@windstream.net

LindaCrochets said...

I'm headed to Alaska shortly to visit a nephew and wife who are expecting their 1st child. Got one baby blanket made...more in the plans. Already picked out the doily I want to work on during the long flight!!

Ginny B said...

We did our family vacation during spring break, so this summer we are staying local and hanging out together. I am teaching my 13 year old how to crochet and she is making her first blanket.

Debbie Kos said...

My son is getting married in July in Illinois...our daughter, her husband, and my grand baby Lily will be coming from Florida..so I will get to see her..I hope to win this so I can make her a set of mini doilies for her tea set for when she gets older :)

Vicki Trent said...

Trying to lay out in the sun when I can and then crochet in the evenings.

maryann youmans said...

I would like to try my hand at thread crochet and stay as cool as possible. Your designs have really inspired me to try. Wish me luck, because I've never tried thread crochet. Thank you for your wonderful imagination and skill. maryann youmans.....may18471@hotmail.com

Faith said...

no plans this year again..lay off's happen. looking for work becomes the job..LOL...thee look like beautiful designs, I on the other hand am getting ready for a craft fair in October..my first..we'll see how that goes :)

Typstatting said...

As it is winter here in Australia I am planning on visiting my mum. And lots of crocheting love your patterns!

Sandy said...

No plans except learning how to use my new sewing machine. I love your mini crochet pieces. They are adorable.

Kathy Bear said...

I am planning a 4th of july cookout with my 3 grown children and 10 grandchildren, my brother and some of the kids and grandchildrens friends at our cabin. there will be swimming,peddleboat & canoe
fun, and fireworks too.

Linda said...

We plan on a trip to CO, to see our grandchildren (Mom's Great Grandchildren) Haven't seen them in over a year! Ages:
2, 3, and 4 All three brothers! With a little brother or sister on the way ~

Anonymous said...

Well my plans are to get to our cottage more this year than I have the last few years so far more already this year than last year.
Diane dbbooth@yahoo.com

Cmontanbeau said...

I plan on spending more time with the grandchildren! Going up north for a much needed vacations!

Anonymous said...

Hopefully some camping and a couple of short trips and work, work, work!!!
dlm29@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

Very creative little doily collection, Ann. Nice color combos. Looks like my summer is going to include a lot of time babysitting grandchildren!

peni said...

After living 20 minutes from a popular lake here in AZ for 20 years and not going once we bought a pontoon boat and now we have been having a great time. So my summer trips will be day trips and many of them out on the lake.

Anonymous said...

I don't know to post any way except anonymous. I don't have any plans for the summer except to try to get some crocheting done. Two babies are due in August so I am hoping to get at least 2 baby afghans crocheted for gifts.

Denise Fritz
facebook id DeniseMorrisonFritz

Dars said...

I've been on enough trips already this year to make up for several summers. Drove to IL and back with 2 grandkids, then a week in Birmingham when my grandson was in the hospital, next a trip to CO to see my cousins. While in CO, my Dad died, so flew back to IL for the funeral. I'm ready to sit and crochet the rest of the summer away! Can't wait to see your beautiful new patterns!

janice15 said...

Just to finish cleaning out my storage. don't have time for a trip wish I could. with love Janice

LOVEY said...

No plans for the summer ...as my husband is passing away...while with him I am crocheting bears for charity...837 so far....crocheting is my solace....all of your patterns are wonderful...

Ivy said...

Just started a new job so we are not planning any long trips. We are thinking a few weekend day trips will be in the schedule for this summer. We also want to go to the state fair since we haven't gone in a couple of years. And there are some new sights around the area that we can visit on the weekends that are not to far away so that is more then likely what we will do this year and save up for a big trip next year.

jonamc said...

Hoping the weather gets better up here, then we be chilling. Summer is my favorite season, the heat, the long sunny days, BBQ and the smells!

Giovanna Luigi said...

I would love to have a family reunion this summer however, it would take a massive organisation to do so and may not be until next summer.

Joanne

Gina Foster said...

No, I will be crocheting doilies which I enjoy doing.

Gina Foster
MrsGLFoster@aol.com

yarn_lady said...

Our summer vacation is over:( but now that school has started I have time for crafting , so I have been on a doily binge of late:) Love the doilies you make!

Anonymous said...

No summer plans here. Hubby started a new job, so no vacation time yet. I'll have plenty of doily crochet time! Your mini doilies are gorgeous and would make great quick gifts.
Cynthia A.

Annabella said...

hello friend, my name is Annabella and I live in the city of Thirty-Three, Uruguay, my plans for the summer are days of love to share with my children, giving them the best moments that my soul can provide, the contact with nature, and my only daughter who is 10 years begin to teach in the art of crochet insurance share magical moments together, it is my deepest desire that my children are beings of light, peace and love, blessings to you friend

Arlette said...

Hi this is Arlette from Tying Knots. I do so wish I had summer plans to share with you but not so. It will be a summer of parental care and playing with my needles and threads. Cross your fingers that we have a mild hurricane season and I don't have to evacuate with two elderly parents who both have different sets of medical problems. Other than that I plan to stay cool and ply my needles.

Karen said...

I'm hoping to get my sweet little niece, Kimmy for a few weeks this summer. I plan on spoiling her along with my 5 month old and 2 weeks old grandsons.

Charlotte Huffman said...

We are leaving SC for Gatlinburg, Tenn. tomorrow for a well deserved vacation. I love all of your designs and would love to win these.

Anonymous said...

Going to friends wedding! Kwmasters

agd509 said...

We are headed to the beach on Friday! It's been a few years since we've been and the kids are really looking forward to it. I will be taking some yarn with me of course! Sadly though I will be working on a sympathy shawl for a friend at church. Her husband passed away this past year and now her son passed away this weekend. My heart is breaking for her. She has always admired my crochet work and I am hoping that I can bring a smile to her face with a beautiful shawl.

anniev said...

Like to relax and do some chrochet projects

Sherri said...

With the help of my sister Im in the progress of deep cleaning and organizing my home.
Also crocheting as I take a break

Layne Madsen said...

This is the last summer I will have with my only 'child', my son, before he becomes a legal adult, leaves home & joins the Navy to serve our country. I am hoping to make it as memorable as possible for him. No big trips or anything like that...just making special memories...Mom & Son time. Just memories that will hopefully last us both for the rest of our lives!

sonia said...

Nothing Special.Would crochet something nice.

Sherry said...

No plans~~~ Staying home, maybe crocheting and working around our home. No money and everything is so costly~~~

crochet_carol said...

Just enjoying life is all thats on my agenda :)

Heather said...

We hope to take our kids on a road trip up the West coast. We have some family that moved up there and would love to go visit them. Love all your work Ann, thanks so much for doing this contest.

Cheryl M said...

Probably doing some 1 day trips to various local attractions

LTB said...

Just keeping things going...

Maria del Valle Abad de Pinto said...

mis saludos con mucho cariño,deseo participar en el concurso..gracias
mi correo:delvalle.001@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Only plans I have for the summer is to make sure my dearest friend knows how much I love her and how glad I am to have met her. Not entering the contest, they are beautiful, as usual. Gonna leave you guessing.

Deb said...

I plan to spend more time with the kids, by being more actve with them! It's an effort to enforce healthy habits and leading by example :)

AbraKassSandra said...

your Patterns are so lovely.
Well I plan to renovate my kitchen this summer ;-)
Send you nice regards from Germany - having 36 Degrees Celcius ;-) today.
LG Sandra

Dana Y. said...

I am going to Boston for The Compassionate Friends conference...

Anonymous said...

This summer, since we are moving, I'm pretty much giving away probably 2 rooms of yarn, thread, hooks, needles, thousands of my pattern books ---- new house just does NOT have the room for all I have accumulated! And, as I'm sorting it I am deciding what goes with me and what stays but, heartbreaking to give up a life time of hobbies. Will still be crocheting, knitting but won't be able to shop for the yarns in my own home any more! And, believe me, this has and is taking me ALL SUMMER!!!!

Lynn/MI

Connie Kish said...

I will be crocheting baby blankets as it seems that everyone I know is having a baby! Is it something in the water?

tmarie40 said...

Planning a trip back home with my new Grandson so he can finally meet his Great Grandparents!
I would love to win your newest design, thank you for the chance!

Debbie Butler - Lo77203@twcny.rr.com said...

I went to Delaware a couple of weeks ago and brought my grandson and a new puppy home with me. I will be taking the grandson back on Friday, but I'm keeping the puppy ... LOL

Manuela said...

Hello

I love your blog, that beautiful work.
These in particular are very colorful.

Manuela

Bev said...

What a fun drawing! Our plans for the summer are pretty simple. We are having a staycation. Going nowhere and enjoying where we live right now.

Anonymous said...

No, nothing special this summer. But when it starts getting too hot outside I will be crocheting away all summer. Thread this time of year,

Kathylovescrochet

MsSadieLady said...

I'm going to a 4th July weekend motorcycle rally and later in the month, my oldest son is getting married in Chicago. A very busy month ahead.

In the mean time, I'm crocheting a bag for the camping trip and a summer sweater for the Chicago trip :)

Darlene Smart said...

Since I was laid off earlier this year, I have no travel plans. Working on finding a new job and crocheting as much as I can while I have the chance!

Darlene in Mobile :)

momkitty said...

We are planning to take a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to see Pictured Rocks and Copper Harbor. Have lived in Michigan all my life and have never been that far up.

Wildflower said...

I can't wait to go wild blueberry picking with my brothers in the middle of July.

Kelly in Canada said...

This summer, I'm keeping busy by crocheting gifts for family and friends. I'm waiting to see medical specialists and crocheting is the perfect way to keep my hands and mind occupied. Also, when I journey to see the specialists I'll have something to do during the interminable hours of travel! :-) Have a wonderful summer!

JennieG said...

With the usual summer heat in Louisiana, I hope to get my crochet "mojo" back and do a lot of thread crocheting. A bedspread started year before last just has 3-1/2 rounds of border left, and an oval tablecloth started last year just has a last set of pineapples and it will be finished. come on, mojo!!

athenacp said...

I am hoping we can go on vacation, we have not been on vacation since Sepot 1995 with being caretakakers.

Anonymous said...

Bella, the new 6" doll doily is so pretty as ate the others. I am on facebook: GeorgiaAnn Fruen Aeverman, email georgiaart@sbcglobal.net Thanks for considering me. :)

enidgh said...

Kids from the UK are coming over. Will be going up north to show them an American dream vacation. Planning on the Empire State, the ferry, the Statue of Liberty etc. Also got tickets to the new World Trade Ctr site, and hoping also to have an incredible meal in Chinatown. From there I plan to stop off in Orlando for a few days. My friend will drive down with me from there, on the way home. Hopefully, it will be a wondrous vacation and fun too.

luanne said...

I am just going to sit on my porch at the camper and crochet the summer away:)

TurtleDoveCoo said...

I'm planning on doing a week of art camp with each of my grandchildren and great grandchildren who live close to us. Each will spend a week with us, and we'll do a different craft/art each day.

Anonymous said...

No plans for the summer - guess I need some new patterns to work on.
Betsy/AZ

bfmama said...

Putting a new roof on our front porch. :-) And spending as much time as I can at the beach!

maneemaaU said...

Oh, it's rainy season here now..but I do have plans for that :)

maneemaaU said...

OOps, my name didn't come in that comment..Uma Patki here..as maneemaaU

Anonymous said...

Your summer is our winter and the only plans I have are trying to find some time for crocheting in a sunny spot under bright blue skies :). Kaylene

Unknown said...

My plans for summer is enjoying all 5 of my grandchildren. They will all be here with me for the summer!! I am so happy!!!!

granzi

Rosina Smith said...

I would enter this contest 1,000,000 times if I thought it would improve my chances of winning. I LOVE these designs!!!
I have already entered, so will not re-enter again, just wanted to say how badly I NEED this book!!!!

Susan Silva said...

I'm going to Maui in July for a week with my Mom and Sister! We do it every summer as long as we all can walk out on the beach~~and maybe even then!

Fran Lehigh said...

Just checking your site and seen the little doilies.. so cute. DD and 2 great grand-sons just got back from Fl. So much fun at Disney! Think I will lay back and enjoy the heat in Il. for the rest of the summer, inside,finishing up doily I started in early May.
Fran

Kat said...

4-day weekends for the summer !

WIPPYSPLACE said...

my plans? I plan to make 4 baby afghans while camping in cooler climates! thanks for a chance to win!

Brenda said...

I will be taking my twin granddaughters to the beach for a week in July. It is a very special time for us as it is the only time I get to spend a week with just them. Can't wait!

p.s. Love the patterns!

Radhika C said...

Hi, my parents are coming over to spend time with us, so we will have fun going on trips with them. My boys are eagerly waiting to be with the grandparents. Also, i have started craft classes for the first time and am happy with what the students are doing and for the positive feedback.

-Radhika

Anonymous said...

Will see the grandkids over Fourth of July week. Doing lots of crocheting, as usual:-)
Janet K

Darshana said...

Plan to invite my sister-in-law to come to my place, stay with us and a small trip to beach.
Darshana