Beat The Winter Blues – Blog Hop Party & Giveaway!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Welcome, welcome to Sewhooked!

I’m thrilled to participate once again in a fun event hosted by Michele from The Quilting Gallery!

This time around, it’s Beat the Winter Blues, a Quilter’s Blog Hop Party with…wait for it… GIVEAWAYS!

Before I get to the giveaway, and because I love to share, here’s a free pattern designed just for this Blog Hop, inspired by my favorite way to beat the winter blues…a lovely hot drink!

Cup o' Love

Mug o’ Love! 

 a  5″ pattern to paper piece

click here to get it via Craftsy!

Mug o' Love Mug Rug

Like mug rugs? This cuppa is perfect for that!

Layout created in EQ7.

Beat The Winter Blues - Blog Hop Party Prize

Now, how would you like to win this great big ole prize pack?

To enter to win this fun prize, just leave a comment and share your favorite hot drink! Have a recipe? Leave a link!

Prize pack includes an autographed copy of Quilt Sampler, some fun winter and Christmas fabrics and a free copy of my very own pattern, In A Castle!

Winner to be announced Saturday, March 16.

Only comments with contact information included will be eligible to win.

Be sure to click here for more awesome blogs and fun giveaways!


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177 thoughts on “Beat The Winter Blues – Blog Hop Party & Giveaway!

  1. Lauren aka Giddy99

    Awesome; I LOVE paper-piecing!!! My fave hot drink is my 4-shot latte with unsweetened almond milk, no foam, and 1 Truvia/stevia packet (some mornings I make TWO of them, back-to-back)! 🙂

  2. Joyce Mitchell

    Love the pattern – thanks for sharing. My favorite hot beverage is Irish Breakfast Tea. And thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Janice

    I love this! Thanks for sharing it with us. My favourite hot drink is tea. Enjoy your blog so much. Enjoy your day.

  4. pj

    Love the pattern! And the musical fabric! Oh, I have to find some of that!

    My name is pj and I am a coffee addict.

  5. Lori Smanski

    This pattern is so cute. Thanks for sharing it. My favorite hot drink is herbal tea (hot in the winter and cold in the summer)

  6. Beth Strand

    Great pattern, thank you! As for my favorite hot drink…hot chocolate made at Bob’s Red Mill with almond milk and just a 1/2 shot of raspberry flavor. I’m allergic to both milk and soy so Bob’s is the only place I can get a hot chocolate I can have. I go every Tuesday morning as I start my errand day. Thanks for hosting!

  7. elsabean

    Love the pattern ~ thank you for sharing it!
    My favorite hot drink? Coffee with heated up almond milk (sweetened) ~ after that ~ hot ginger tea with just a bit of almond milk. Both are yummy

  8. Marva Daley

    Love this pattern. Thanks for sharing, Already have the fabrics out and marked ready to sew. Sitting here with my mug of PG Tips tea first thing each morning and reading my email is my favorite part of the day. Plan to use this for several mug rugs. Thanks again for sharing your lovely work.

  9. Pam McD

    I love these blog hops and your mug rugs!! Thank you for participating in this hop and my favorite beverage is coffee, usually Starbucks when I head into town, otherwise it is just a good morning brew!!


  10. msmidge

    Thanks for the paper piece pattern! I just tried paper piecing for the first time this week! I’m participating in the blog hop too 🙂

  11. Doodle

    I very much enjoy hot tea. Genmaicha is a particularly interesting variety in that it contains popcorn and tastes kind of like rice crispies. 🙂

  12. hardhatcat

    great pattern 🙂
    My favourite hot drink is hot chocolate made with piece of real chocolate meated in hot water, served with a dollop of cream! I save that for when i want a special indulgence!

  13. Stacey

    Wow! What a wonderful give away and LOVE LOVE LOVE the new cuppa pattern. I am quite the bore but my favorite hot drink is cinnamon coffee… strong coffee 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize.

  14. Susan Israel

    What a sweet pattern!. My favorite hot drin? I don’t know. I always drink strong milky coffee.

  15. susana

    En América del sur yo como mucha gente tomamos “mate” es un poco complicado explicar como tomarlo :ponemos en un recipiente pequeño yerba mate ,luego colocamos pequeñas cantidades de agua caliente que no debe estar hervida ,tomamos 1 0 2 tragos a través de una bombilla ….etc es una bebida que yo tomo sola cuando me levanto porque mis hijas toman chocolate ,pero es un ritual cuando uno se encuentra con la gente que comparte.Cariños.

  16. Cindy Wendt

    Thank you for the Free Pattern and for the chance to win this yummy collection of prizes.
    I just love a great cup of coffee.
    Cheers, Cindy Aus.

  17. Judy

    Thank you for the pattern. I love it! My favorite hot drink is a cup of black coffee made with fresh ground coffee beans.

  18. Kay

    My favourite hot drink is hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows on it. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

  19. Quilter in Motion

    I love your giveaway. It’s a great coffee mug that would hold my favorite drink so well. I love Chai Tea, the more spice added, the more I like it. Thanks for the great pattern. I’m a regular follower of yours.

  20. rhealey101

    I drink hot chocolate but am not a real hot drink lover. I do love my diet coke though (Warm not so much). Thanks for chance to win. Love the pattern.

  21. Pat

    Favorite hot drink is an Irish Cream latte which I make at home, to be sipped while reading my favorite quilt blogs! Thanks for the chance to win this great set of goodies.

  22. Patricia S

    I love coffee! Hot, iced, ice cream, kahlua…..everything coffee!!! Thanks sew much for this chance to win!

  23. Bj Bevins

    I too Love Coffe, now because I’m on a diet, I like it Black and Very Dark, Yummm 😉 better with French Vanilla Creamer but I’ll survive 😉 Thank You!

  24. Kathie

    O I’d love to win your prizes! I make a tea from hops, chamomile, spearmint, passion flowers, rose petals, orange peel, and some other little things that is my favorite relaxing drink in the evening. I also love Chai with French vanilla Creamer in it and a touch of rum flavoring. Thanks for letting us visit. Stop by Prairie Cottage Corner and I’ll make you a cup of tea and a scone!

  25. Sue

    What a sweet paper pieced pattern, thanks! I love my breakfast coffee with a big shot of hazelnut flavoured creamer. Yum!

  26. Conny

    A few days ago it was 15 degrees celcius, sunny and spring! But now it’s cold again and there is even a bit of snow…..brrr. This loveley give away of yours give me a sping feeling and make me smile! My favorite hot drinks are two coffee and (earl grey) tea
    Thank you for this great give away!

  27. proudspirit57

    Coffee would be my favorite and you have a wonderful blog. That is what I like about this party you get to meet some wonderful people. Please some and visit me…

  28. Amy C

    Graet giveaway and thank you forteh mug pattern – I shall be making that for our guild’s mug rug swap with another guild across the pond! My fav hot drink is hot chocolate with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles on top. YuM!

  29. Cathy

    Love the mug and plan on making a mug rug for this one! What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite hot drink is Tea. Green, black or herbals, I love them all.

  30. jmniffer

    A good cup of coffee, black. Pretty boring, but it is what it is. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  31. Kathy Gentry

    Thank you for the cute pattern! I am a coffee drinker, black. My husband roasts our coffee which makes a huge difference in the taste. Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Nancy Singer

    Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon, hot chocolate at bedtime! I’ve made mug rugs for everyone in my office – they are such fun little pieces of creativity.

  33. Deb V

    My favorite hot beverage is coffee, a lot of coffee. Thanks for the give away and the free pattern.

  34. Heather

    Fav hot drink. That would be the tipsy hot chocolate that huby makes. Hot chocolate, 1 1/2 oz Cointreau, 1 oz vanilla liqueur

    I don’t drink this before cutting fabric or sewng unless I really want a wonky block.

  35. Linda Cartwright

    I love hot chocolate with a shot of Baileys Irish cream! very good! Love those mug rugs!

  36. Jenelle Boxberger

    Hot Chocolate; thanks for the pattern.
    Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. vwlady54

    My favorite hot drink is strawberry yerba mate with chocolate nibs. YUMMMY! Generous giveaway! Love the autographed copy of Quilt Sampler & your quilt pattern!…..Heck, I love it all! Thanks!

  38. Jodi

    I love the Chocolate Chai from Max Brenner (They advertise a white chocolate one) but I have also tried dark and Milk – Milk Choc is my favourite.

  39. Rose

    Thanks for the wonderful pattern and giveaway!
    My favourite hot drink is a mocha, with loads of whipped cream and some chocolate curls on top!
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  40. Carla G

    My favorite hot drink is Van Houtte’s Belgian Chocolate coffee with splenda sweetener. Can’t have dairy so this has a hint of chocolate and it smells wonderful. Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  41. SueAnn Wirick

    Thank you for the extra treat! I really like the little hooters. Thanks for the chance to win all the goodies!

  42. connandvansmom

    Great giveaway. Thank you tons for the mug o love pattern. I am trying to learn how to paper piece. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  43. jbawsew

    When the weather is cool, I like to drink hot spiced cider! Summer is raspberry lemonade.
    Thanks for the chance to win. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

  44. catskillquilter

    I love your mug rug – so cute! I am a ‘serious’ coffee drinker. I have a little coffee bean grinder, and I start with whole coffee beans. I love darker coffee like Sumatra and Kona.

  45. Terry (snowie44)

    Yet another wonderful pattern!! Thank you! Gotta get back out to the craft room cause I have some excellent material for this! My favorite beverage to chase away the winter blues is HOT CHOCOLATE! It combines the best of both warms you up and it’s CHOCOLATE!! Have a great day!

  46. sandratimmons

    Gotta make that Mug O’ Love mug rug for me. Thank you for this free pattern. You have a wonderful assortment of a giveaway. Some lucky winner to be announced – soon. Just go and buy Trader’s Vic Hot Buttered Rum Batter. It will help with the Winter Blues. You don’t even have to buy rum but it will be so much better for you. Thank you for this awesome giveway and for being a part of this Blog Hop.

    Sandra Timmons
    Sonora, CA

  47. Lorna Conrad

    Well, when I’m really cold, Baileys Irish Cream and Coffee….Thanks for the free mug, going to make a few rugs for stocking stuffer’s.

  48. Jan Rhinehart

    I learned to drink tea as a teen in England and I learned about Afternoon Tea (yes, capitalized) again in Australia where I found my FAVORITE hot drink: Dilmah extra strength tea with 2 splashes of half-and-half. Think I’ll go brew a cup now…

  49. Lynn

    You are so talented! I am just learning how to paper piece. I hope mine turns out as cute as yours looks! I love hot apple cider on a cold winter day.

  50. Alexe

    Love the pattern,Love to paper piece.
    I love to drink a French Vanilla Capachino on a cold morning.
    By the way my name is
    Alexe, posted your banner on my blog

  51. Linda

    I am glad I blog hopped over to your blog. I did enjoy my look around…I will be back! My favorite drink…especially in the winter time….is Chai tea. Love the looks of your giveaway!.

    lindalerwick at juno dot com

  52. Mhairi

    I love coffee with Tim-Tams on the side. You freeze your Tim-Tams, then you bite off opposing corners and suck your hot coffee through the biscuit. Then you eat the biscuit before it gets too soggy inside. Really yum!!

  53. Tamie

    My favorite hot drink is English breakfast tea. Thanks for participating in the Quilter’s Blog Hop.

  54. nanbon

    most times you will find me with Iced tea, but if I am craving something on the warmer side, I will go for a cup of Hot Tea.. I love the Plantation Mint the best

  55. gayleburton

    I know I’m in the minority, but I don’t care for hot drinks at all – I have maybe one cup of hot chocolate a year – on Christmas morning – strange, huh? How cool that you designed your own pattern!

  56. Jewel Shepheard

    Orange Spice Tea is my favorite..Take 1.5 lbs (approx 3cups)lemon flavored instant tea..Add 12 oz (approx 1.5 cups)Tange…3cups sugar…2 tsp ground cloves…3 tsp cinnimon…Add a couple teaspoons of this mixture to a cup of boiling water for a very flavorful and airomatic cup of tea…

  57. Kay Lemieux

    Favourite hot drink is tea. Good old fashioned regular tea. Nowadays there are so many choices I get confused.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

  58. Donna Joy

    Oh I enjoy my dark bold roast coffee in the morning and earl grey tea at night. Thanks for the lovely paper pieced mug. I haven’t paper pieced but I will start with your pattern.
    Thanks for sharing.

  59. wigglypup

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the paper pieced pattern! My favorite winter drink is
    Hot Chocolate. Thanks for the chance to win!


  60. Mary

    My favorite is Hot Apple Pie. I had it while on a trip to Wyoming for our 25th wedding anniversary. It is a combo of apple cider heated with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to taste. Then add Tuaca and whip cream if desired. Serve with a cinnamon stick. It is now a staple at our many wienie roasts. Thanks for the chance to win!

  61. Norma

    Coffee! And I need some now. I am branching out since my sweet hubby bought me a k-cup brewer for valentines day. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.

  62. Nancy Sue

    Favorite hot drink is coffee, with cinnamon added to the coffee grounds. (but not when I’m making it for Hubby).

  63. Deb

    Just lovely! My favorite hot drink is French Vanilla Hot Chocolate with my daughter’s homemade marshmallows and whip cream. Yum.

  64. mrcrafter

    Hi, Love your giveaway thanks for a chance to win. I drink hot or cold coffee with cream and sugar.

  65. Nancy

    I love cocoa with marshmallows.
    In a cup mix till smooth:
    2 heaping tsp. sugar
    1 heaping tsp. cocoa
    1 tblsp. milk
    Add and mix:
    3/4-1 c. hot milk.

    I work at a candy store that sells chocolate covered marshmallows in both light and dark chocolate. The dark chocolate covers ones taste exactly like a cup of hot cocoa in solid form. Amazing.

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

  66. Tricia

    My favorite hot drink is hot chocolate with half water/ half milk. With either tons of marshmallows or whipped cream. A couple hershey kisses is nice or maybe a peppermint stick stirrer.

  67. quiltmom anna

    My favorite hot drink is Chai Tea. Thanks for the very cute mug rug pattern and for participating in the blog hop. It has been a fun journey touring around the blogs.

  68. loufay

    My favorite hot drink is Green Tea. Not anything fancy, but it’s good for me.
    thanks for the chance to win.


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