Monday, April 8, 2013

The Candle Mat Give-Away

Our mom has discovered from watching You Tube videos how to make the perfect french knot so she's been going french knot nutty!
The strawberry seeds and the flower centers are french knots. 
Look alive, Molly - you're supposed to be modeling the give-away candle mat!

This will be our first time using the randomizer so please leave only one comment so it's fair to everybody.  This give-away is open to everyone. You do not have to live in the USA.  The give-away will start now and end on Wednesday at 5PM EST. 
 Ready, set, GO!

We'll be back in a couple of days to announce the winner!  Good luck!

Remember the cupola that dad and mom have been working on at Crumpie's?
Dad and his helpers delivered it to Rhode Island yesterday. That's the barn that it will go on that's in the background.  The raising will be sometime in July.

So until next time............

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly


scotsmad said...

The cupola is finally going home. How exciting. Can't wait to see how they get it up there.

We have friends in RI.

The French knots look great.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Gus said...

We loves the candle mats AND the cupola. Are you gonna give away a trip to the raising too?????

gussie n teka

Molly The Wally said...

Ha ha you are raising the roof, LOL! Pawsome work mum. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Katie said...

The candle mats are gorgeous - please consider us entered! And the cupola looks beautiful too :-)

Piggy kisses,
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

You are giving away the beautiful strawberries....that is so sweet of your mom. The finished cupola looks amazing.

Eileen said...

The candle mats are lovely, so I'd love to be included in your competition.

Eileen and Annie

Priscilla Phang said...

Oh Molly, you look so sweet with the beautiful strawberry candle mat!

The cupola is amazing!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! The strawberry was the one we like. It's beautiful and very nice of your mom. WOW! cupola looks great! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

harrispen said...

I love that strawberry candle mat. So the next question is how do you move a cupola that far?


Sam said...

Hi Mitch and Molly, your dad is getting pretty darn good at building cupolas. We love the candle mats.

Amber DaWeenie said... have so much talent in your family! Beautiful work on both counts!


SissySees said...

So very pretty - all of it! I'm fascinated by the cupola; it's going to be a stunning addition.

Anonymous said...

Oh, gosh! That is GAWJUSS! Your mom really is super talented. If I won, I'd give it to my mom because she would never be able to make one of those on her own. She hardly knows how to make an AMERICAN knot in her shoes, much less a french one.

Wiggles & Wags,

Two French Bulldogs said...

We love the candle mat and know right where it will go
Benny & Lily

Jake of Florida said...

Cupolas and candle mats...always so creative!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Anonymous said...

Wow that Cupola is really gonna set that barn off. Ohhh, Ohhhh, loves them mats, put us in the pot!

The Mad Scots

Sue said...

Our Mom is so jealous. She makes absolutely horrible French knots. None of them ever match. Whenever she can she uses beads instead. Please tell her where to go to learn to make nice neat knots so she stops using those bad words.
Thank you.
Morgan, Sebastian, the Porties, Syd and Mac

Anonymous said...

Those candlemats are very, very cool. Your mom peep, and dad peep, too, are very, very talented.

I think I need a dog house to go under that cupola INSIDE my house. That would be kinda neat. (I'm not much on outside doghouses.)

ROOOO, Stuart

chicamom85 said...

The mat is soooo beautiful! Mommy and I love the pictures of your cupola and all house projects.

Loveys Sasha

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We do love those candle mats. And the cupola came out so beautifully. We can't wait to see more about the raising in July.

So what's next on Mom and Dad's project list???

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Shawn said...

The cupola is amazing and we wish we had a barn to have one of our own. Since Tgat is not possible, the next bestest thing would be the Candlemat!!

Your furiends,
Winston, Chloe, Cecil and Mom Shawn

Nancy said...

Your mum's candle mat looks beautiful. She learned to make French knots really good. My mum says it's too pretty for a candle to hide it. I like that cupola.
--from Hannah.

Ruby said...

Oh, they're both soooo beautifuls!! (I stand corrected, all THREE (Molly,too!) are sooo beautifuls!

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Your peeps are so clever! Making all these lovely things!

Dexter said...

I remember learning French knots in embroidery club in junior high (I doubt there is such a club anymore). I also used to tune into The Art of Embroidery on our local PBS station (I think the name of the hostess was Erica Wilson). Count me in for the giveaway.

The cupola is magnificent.

Mango Momma

Homer said...

Your mom is so clever with her handicraft! The Missus loves to do stuff like these but she has been busy lately. Ho hum... next time.


Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Most excellent cupola. AND that candle mat is beautiful. We have deduced that your mama is actually several women rolled into one. She is way too talented (AND BUSY)to be just one lady!!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

Nellie with Nancy said...

Nancy & Nellie
We love seeing these beautiful candle mats. But I must admit I never knew about these until I saw them here.
I do love seeing the updates from Miitch & Molly with the cupolas progression.
Happy Spring, finally!
Nellie with Nancy

KB said...

Your mom and dad are both SO talented. The candle mat is gorgeous and the cupola is amazing. I'd love to have either of their talents!

parlance said...

YouTube is wonderful for polishing up new skills. I think your candle mat is gorgeous. And that cupola is amazing. Maggie and Mitch, you are lucky to live with such talented humans.

Helen said...

That's a very lovely candle mat, I love picking strawberries.

I really like seeing the cupolas come together; it's really neat.

Princess Patches said...

The cupola looks great! You have very talented pawrents! The candle mat is gorgeous! My mom used to know how to make French knots, but I bet she can't remember! She DID finally use her crochet hook and thread! She has done 3 rows! Woohoo! AND she baked US some cookies this morning! Woohoo AGAIN! I sure hope she wins the candle mat!


Keisha said...

I like the pointy tower thing. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

thats a mighty big cupula!
and beautifull too.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Oh my it is Wednesday and I wonder if I made it in time.
Hope so.
Sweet William The Scot

animal lover, quilt lover said...

didn't make it on time!! oh darn.
Oh next time!! Will be fun to see who won!!!

CaninesCouture said...

Your mom is so talented! I wish I were crafty like that.


Jules of Canines & Couture

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Mitch and Molly -

Your pawrents are so talented - your Dad with the cupola and your Mom with the candle mats.

There were some french knots in the Christmas tablecloth that Mama finished. She thinks that the french knot is the worst embroidery stitch invented.

All of the candle mats look so pretty it is hard to choose a favorite one.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci