Saturday, January 2, 2010

Ringing in the New Year Right - Giveaway 2


Patty Boyd at Patty’s Stitches is today’s featured blogger. (That's Patty in the background!) I have to say that I find her stuff just amazing, especially those gorgeous smocked dresses. Patty says that she has loved crafting since she was a little girl. She can remember making potholders with one of those kits that most children have. Her babysitter taught her how to knit one night while she was staying with her. Knitting is something that she would love to learn more about.


When Patty was about 18-19 years old she got her first sewing machine; but was about 22 years old when her friend, Jane, taught her so much about basic sewing. She says that she will be eternally grateful to her. Jane is a perfectionist in her sewing and taught Patty things that she would have never learned from a book. A couple of years later, she bought a book about hand-smocking and shared it with Jane. Little did they know that they would end up making so many smocked dresses for their girls. I love that sweet story of friendship.


Patty loves sewing, smocking baby clothes, monogramming, and most types of needlework. Lately she says that she has been almost addicted to hand-embroidering tea towels. She loves the old-fashioned ones that remind me of my childhood. I am excited to be featuring one of these in today’s giveaway!


Patty is such a fantastic lady. When I asked her to share some personal things about herself, she said, “first and foremost, I am a Christian. My daily walk with God is the most important thing I will ever do. My family is very important to me and I always want to keep them happy”. Now that is an example I want to follow.
Patty is blessed with a wonderful husband, Terry, and they have two grown children, Julie and Clint. Julie and our son-in-law Chris have blessed them with two wonderful grandchildren, Kirsten and Bailey. Their son, Clint, is in college at MTSU and they all look forward to his visits home.
She loves her home and since her grandchildren are getting too old for the type of clothes she makes, her interest has turned somewhat to projects for her home. She works full time and sews and crafts in her “spare time”. How does she do it?


Like all of us, she says that she sometimes has a tendency to take on too much and let herself get too stressed. One of her new year’s resolutions is to try to slow down a bit and enjoy her family more. Terry enjoys fly fishing and Patty likes to go with him. Sometimes she fishes, too, but most of the time she just takes some needlework and relaxes and watches him fish. Patty enjoys reading blogs about decorating, sewing and cooking. She has a new love for anything vintage and cottage style.


Patty says that her favorite part of the job is seeing the joy on someone’s face when they love what she has made for them. I think that goes for all of us! Patty always has a booth at the Regions craft fair, now known as the Artisans of the Cumberland. She doesn’t have anything specific planned for the New Year, but is continuing with her sewing and keeping all of her options open. I am looking forward to seeing what she comes up with!

When you leave your comment today, you are entering to win the pictured ruffled apron and the cupcake embroidered tea towel. That apron is adorable! I love those ruffles! If you love cupcakes, and I know many of you do after yesterday, this tea towel is perfect for you. I like the vintage look of the stitching.

Remember that 8:00 tonight is the deadline to enter. Best of luck to you all and thank you for stopping by!




75 comments:

creative concepts said...

enter me to win!!!!! super cute... i would love to have these items.....

Susan said...

I absolutely LOVE this apron and the tea towel too of course! Patty does a wonderful job with her work that is for sure. Maybe I will be lucky today!

tiffany s said...

O I would love to win Patty's stuff! I wish I have a daughter so she can make things for me :) Patty is so talented -- she made one of my cousin, Kristen's daughter Ivy, a cute dress! I'd like to win the apron and tea towel! Please enter me!

Wesley Hillis said...

I want to win Mrs. Patty's sweet stuff.... Mrs. Patty has taught me so much personally through sewing, smocking, and now even embrodiery! I adore her!!! I hope I'm lucky today!!!

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

Soooo cute! Love, love, love that apron :D

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Tanya said...

Pick me!! Pick me!! I would love to win! The apron is just adorable!

Sarah Lynne said...

Great giveaway. I love homemade crafts. I used to do them myself, but two kids later and a full time job makes it tough. I hope I win this!!!! Happy New Year.

Christy Partain said...

Mrs. Patty Work is cute!! I would love to win these two idems!!

Kim C said...

Count me in..cute ideas!!!

stephanie said...

I love the apron! Maybe if I win it, it will inspire me to bake more :)

Holly Bailey said...

Man, day two is just as awesome as day one was. I hope I win this stuff!

Charity said...

OOO!! I really would love to win this!! Please enter me. Thanks so much!! It is sooo cute:)

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Rachel H. said...

Enter me to win...I would love to win that really cute apron!! :)

Mandie and Amy said...

Count me in! Cute, cute stuff. :)

Email on blogger profile.
-Mandie

creative concepts said...

well...i am going to take a page from some ladies yesterday and say...enter me again. i REALLY LOVE that apron and towel!!!!! xoxoxox

cindi said...

Patty sounds like such a wonderful lady. Great interview and enter me to win. I don't know if I can live without the apron!

Rebecca said...

Enter me!!! I love the apron and tea towel. I will check out her blog for the smocked dresses. I am having a baby girl in 2 weeks!!! Love them.

Tina said...

I love this blogspot and seeing all of the things created by people I know. Many talented ladies here. Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see what's next. I hope to be a lucky winner, too.

Angela said...

That apron is way cute! I wish I as that talented.
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Charity said...

I blogged about it again today:)
http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2010/01/handmade-items-day-2.html

Wesley Hillis said...

Put me in again....I want to win!!

shannon melton said...

Super cute items!
Enter me please

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Starla said...

What a wonderful woman, Patti is - I am truly a cupcake lady at heart
*crossing fingers in hopes to win*

Charity said...

Please enter me again:) I am really hoping I win this. Thanks!!

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tiffany s said...

I'm entering again!
I'd like to win Patty's stuff!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!
Please enter me.
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Lori said...

These are really cute!! I would love to win.

Anonymous said...

My sister would love the apron.
She bakes a lot.
Please enter me again.
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Diamonds & Dumptrucks Boutique said...

enter me please!

Danielle said...

Patty has made several dresses for my girls. I haven't been disappointed with any of them. I would love to win that apron!

Heidi said...

Oh I would love that adorable apron! What sweet things she makes :)

Anne said...

such creativity! That apron would really come in handy since I don't own one currently!:)

Paula Wanamaker said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS APRON!!!!!!!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!

WOULD SO LOVE TO WIN, SO ENTER ME:)

Charity said...

Back to enter again:) Thanks!

Paula Wanamaker said...

enter me again......

Paula Wanamaker said...

and again..............

Paula Wanamaker said...

and AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wesley Hillis said...

put me in again!! =)

Charity said...

Please enter me again:) Really hoping to win this. Thanks!

Saylorsmom said...

Adorable apron. Thanks for the giveaway.

Shannon said...

I'd like to be entered again also.
Thanks

Karen Lange said...

The apron is so cute! Thanks for doing this:)
Karen Lange
klange61(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mim said...

TOO cute! All of you ladies should have a booth somewhere open all of the time for shopping!

Marcy Moore said...

I need these to go with my other cupcake stuff! Love this stuff! She is so talented!

Shannon said...

again please

Kim C said...

Enter me again 2!

Kim C said...

Enter me gain 3!!lol

Anonymous said...

Fabulous give away!! Please enter me!! This lady has so much talent!
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Anonymous said...

One more time! kldavis21@tntech.net

Sherrie S. said...

The towel and apron are adorable and I like that you let us get a little peek into what makes these talented women tick.

Lisa B. said...

The apron and tea towel are adorable!! Thanks for entering me, and I'm crossing my fingers!!!

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SBM said...

What a fun way to accessorize the chef and the kitchen :). I am going to try and learn to cook more this year, so these would be spectacular inspiration as I cook up some new treats!

Charity said...

Please enter me again:)

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Susan said...

I am back and entering again!

Tanya said...

I am back for one more entry! :-)

Leah J. said...

What a beautiful apron and tea towel! A fabulous way to start off the new year right, indeed :) Thanks for the giveaway!! My fingers are crossed!

leah@nine17.com

tiffany s said...

Please enter me again! :-)

Anonymous said...

I love the apron.
Please enter me again.
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Michele P. said...

what cute items, I love the ruffled look of the apron and the splash of colorful fabrics! Please enter me and wishing you the best in the New Year!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

ChaNikki Imagery said...

This is the cutest apron i have seen! Enter me to win Brandie!!!!! (maybe it will even help me cook better) haha

Charity said...

Please enter me again:) Thanks!!

Charity said...

Please enter me again:) Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I soo want the Apron.
Please enter me again.
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

stephanie said...

I'm entering again, I really want that set! :)

ellaandmommy said...

Love, love, love the apron.

Mrs. Patty is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet....and she is soooo talented.

Enter me please!

Charity said...

Please enter me again:) Thanks!!

Goss Family said...

Super Cute =) I have a collection of aprons that my Grandmother passed on to me, there is something about an apron that just takes us back to our childhood. Although this one here puts a funky new twist and brings it into this era.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again!!!
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me again!!!
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Lori said...

Enter me again! I really like this giveaway!!
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tiffany s said...

Please enter me one more time -- Thanks! :)

Susan said...

Getting in one last opportunity to try and win that beautiful apron and tea towel from Patty! :)

Susan said...

Lets try one last time to enter!

stephanie said...

o.k., one more just for luck :)

Lulu said...

Am I too late?
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