Friday, February 6, 2009

The (self proclaimed) Queen of Hearts has an announcement.....

















Good morning Blogland Neighborhood! As you can see, the self proclaimed Queen of Hearts has announced that we here at MBIAJ Headquarters thought it's about time we had another Giveaway !!! Now the Giveaway is not only in honor of "Amore'"(imagine that spoken with an Italian accent all of you Bella Bambinos) Valentine's Day, but also in honor of National Wear Red Day for women. (Kitty and I did our CPR recertification yesterday and everytime we do, we're reminded that we NEVER, EVER want to be on the other end of that CPR !!! and we certainly don't want any of our family or friends or Blogland Neighbors to end up on the recipient end of CPR either ! ) ....so, Kitty is wearing her heart on her head to remind you all to WEAR RED today and then to go strut your stuff (i.e. take a walk) and show off your red duds!!

.....oh, wait .... Kitty wants her close up now ....





....she wants to make sure you notice she has more BLING on this hat than Aretha had on her boring old Inauguration hat ...... (sigh.... whatever ....)

....anyhow ... back to our Giveaway ..... I think the prize should be something fun made out of .......



.....some of this "I Love Lucy" fabric !!!! PERFECT for Valentine's Day !!!


....and I think we'll have the drawing on Valentine's Day (that'll give me time to actually make the mystery project .... cause it's still a mystery to me!!! just kidding....) Anyhow, we'll do the drawing by Valentine's Day afternoon (late) because I'm sure Kitty will have a date that night and won't be available for the drawing otherwise.

...and one more fun thing to show you all ..... speaking of pretty and sweet ... Matt's girlfriend (who is pretty and sweet) made me a pretty and sweet little Valentine giftie ....



.....she painted this little flower pot, added hearts and glitter, and filled it with the sweetest smelling potpourri !!!














Well, time for me to put on my RED sweater and go take a walk before hauling myself off to work ......oh! I almost forgot to tell you to make sure you leave a comment on this post to be entered into our Valentine's Day/ National Wear Red Day Giveaway !

Be back soon (now, go take a walk!)

Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

37 comments:

Pat said...

Hello, MBIAJ folks....I just LOVE Miss Kitty's heart hat. I did wear my red shirt today to handbell practice at church. I will take a little walk later this afternoon...giving it a chance to get as warm out as possible. LOL Please enter me in your giveaway! What a nice thing to do, too.

Jan said...

Can't miss a chance to win a MBIJ giveaway, especially if Miss Kitty is hosting ... that gal cracks me up!!! I'm sporting my red shawl today ... pretty cold down here in SFL, which is unusual; but it feels ohhhhhhh so good. Us girls need to put more emphasis on our hearts, so thanks for the reminder :) Please enter me in the giveway and thanks in advance :) Jan

Jan said...

Can't miss a chance to win a MBIJ giveaway, especially if Miss Kitty is hosting ... that gal cracks me up!!! I'm sporting my red shawl today ... pretty cold down here in SFL, which is unusual; but it feels ohhhhhhh so good. Us girls need to put more emphasis on our hearts, so thanks for the reminder :) Please enter me in the giveway and thanks in advance :) Jan

Amanda said...

I love Kitty's hat. I do have on red right now.

Please enter me in the giveaway. I love the Lucy fabric.

Jeannie said...

Yep, red on. Although not as striking as Ms. Kitty. Boy, does that girl know how to dress up an outfit! My sister had heart surgery 3 years ago today, so we wear our red proudly here. Have a great weekend. Who is Kitty seeing now?

Anya said...

Yes, I do have a shade of red on today. Thanks for the chance to win the mysterious giveaway!
P.S. Miss Kitty's hat gives Aretha a lot of competition!

rachel griffith said...

hahaha.

i'd love have my name thrown in the mix for miss kitty's giveaway.

her hat is to die for!!!

Joy said...

That "I love Lucy" fabric is such fun!! I'd love to be entered in your draw.
By the way .... Kitty's hat is just fabulous :o)!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Dandelion Quilts said...

Well, what a sweet little gift. She must be thoughtful. HOORAY! We love giveaways, Miss Kitty! I am so excited. Thanks!

jerseygirl said...

Yes dear old friend with whom I have shared MANY a valentines day with. I do wish to enter said giveaway and hoping you are making boxer shorts for old times sake with that I love Lucy material. Have a SWEET day which you so dearly deserve. I love Matt's girlfriend, and how she showed you the love with her own creativity!!!

Manders said...

I love LUCY!! Please please enter me into the drawing

AwtemNymf said...

Who can resist that cute Lucy fabric. Esp. that classic episode of chocolate overload *lol*
Please count me in your mystery give-away!
awtemnymfATgmailDOTcom

~A~

Cherold said...

Please count me in on your giveaway! I watch I Love Lucy every day and I LOVE that fabric.

hugs,
CheriS

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love Kitty's bling bling but.......Miss Aretha had it going on. Sorry Kitty. lol Not that your hat isnt amazing because it is.

Kathie said...

adorable hat!!! omg just too cute.
love that painted flower pot, how sweet of her tomake that for you.
she gets points for that...
LOVE that Ilove Lucy fabric too fun!
Kathie

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Love miss Kitty's hat ...great job!!!

hunnybunny said...

What a wonderful sweet gift from the girlfriend. Looks like someone is tryig to find a crafty chica like his mama.
I love Miss Kitty's hat. Red looks much better with her complexion anyway.

Gracie said...

Love Miss Kitty's hat!! And the fabrics

susan said...

i love the queen's hat...she is so outrageous but it suits her so well...what would any of us do without her input and comments. how nice of matt's gf. if mark gives me anything for v day i will fall over.......

Gretchen said...

Kitty has the BEST hats. I'm sure Aretha is jealous and want the same milliner to make her hats. I would love to win a giveaway from MBIAJ, so please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks!!

Mona said...

Miss Kitty daaahling, you look puuuurrrrfectly fabulous in your red heart hat with bling-bling!! I have no doubt the Queen of Hearts will find the King of Hearts and have a Valentine's date.

Mare, your new potpourri pot is very cute!

Please throw my name in the jar for 'The Queen's' drawing.

quiltmom said...

Hello Miss Kitty,
I love your hat and am very honored to enter your giveaway. What fun fabric too - it will be great to see what Mare comes up with that cool Lucy fabric...
Ms Aretha's hat was cool but Yours is cooler Ms. Kitty

Very nice pot pourri...
Regards,
Anna

Connie W said...

Oh how I want to be the winner! Please put my name into the drawing, please!
Connie W
"Cootie Bug"

peggy said...

LOVE Miss Kitty's hat....much cuter than Aretha's.
All of a sudden we are seeing lots of Lucy stuff out there...my daughter has been collecting Lucy stuff for 20 years now....I'd love to win something made from Lucy fabric just for her.
Peggy in NJ

Our Creative Outlet said...

I have no idea how I found you but I am so happy I did. You BUST ME UP! And, you BUST ME UP so much that I had to pass you on to my sister and my close friend. Now you BUST US ALL up!! So keep BUSTIN cause we all love it!
Shannon Plumer
Noblesville, IN

Amy said...

I have just found your site and I love it!!!!!! THat fabric is adorable also. Please enter me in the giveaway if I am not too late ! THanks

zizzybob said...

Please enter my name in the giveaway and I promise not to make fun of kitty's hat.

KathySWFL said...

I love Kitty's hat! Please enter me in your giveaway.

Susan in Summerhill said...

I found your web site last fall while doing a search for chef hats. I have been laughing ever since. I have often wondered if you have considered combining quilting and embroidery. I, too, have a passion for quilting but lately have been doing a lot of embroidery on my Husqvarna Viking Designer I. You could embroider the squares and then make the quilt. It is so much fun. Thank you for all of the work that you put into your web site. It really brightens my day!

Becky said...

Thank you for the most entertaining blog! Thanks for making us laugh, that's good for the heart, too. Love Kitty's attire.

Would love to be in your drawing! Thanks for adding joy to the day!

Shari said...

Kitty's hat is way cuter than Aretha's! I love Lucy, too . . . and the fabric . . . and red is my color!! Really enjoy the music on your player - it's just my style!

jerseygirl said...

31 posts!! can't believe I have such competition. I remember you when you were just a little ole blogist with a few hits. now the whole world has discovered the creativity ,beauty and wonderful sense of humor that I have always appreciated and admired. does this get me brownie points :)

Clevelandgirlie said...

Oh how funny. I remember that Lucy episode!!! And you're right Aretha's hat - YUCK!
I wear a red hat every Friday (well they're earmuffs - does that count??) Please do enter me in your cute little giveaway.

mamabug said...

It's all about the hat!!! Miss Kitty is a stylin kind of feline and the bling did add alot :) Red is the color of the day, in fact the last few days...enter me in the fun please. Happy Friday 13th and tomorrow for the big hearted day also ....kathie k.bugbee@att.net

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

Oh TOTALLY enter my name in your give-away, Miss Kitty! Love your hat!~~~XXOO, Beth

Wheels for christina said...

I just love your blogs and your miss kitty!!! I love your boys in the aprons since I sew aprons. I am a huge fan of I Love Lucy!!! She was the best around. I have some of her tin signs and a coffee mug my hubby bought at Rainbows End in Jim Thorpe. He also started buying me the I Love Lucy Dolls. Please enter me in your drawing. I need to get some I Love Lucy Material to make some of my aprons. If you do not mind me asking where did you get the I Love Lucy material Peggy dropped off? I would love to put some in Alice's Pantry.

happy zombie said...

Miss Aretha is going to be so envious of Miss Kitty's fabo new hat! Only Miss Kitty can pull that off... only Miss Kitty...