Monday, December 3, 2012

Giveaway #1: Geared for Guys by Emily Herrick

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Today I have three different giveaways. The first is for a signed copy of Emily Herrick's book, Geared for Guys. This book is full of patterns that appeal to the men in our lives (though unforunately, not my own). I want this book to be loved by someone and hope that is you.




One comment per person. Giveaway ends Friday when I get home from work (midnight-ish) and I will draw for a winner right away. If you are a no-reply commenter, I will pick someone else. You are eligble to win all of the giveaways I have today as I will not draw again if the same person comes up for more than one.

For fun, leave a comment telling me what you are planning on giving your significant other for the upcoming holiday. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

162 comments:

doctordestiny_22 said...

I have been wanting that book for a while now, so thank you for the chance to win :)
destlair(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lisa Mather said...

My hubby is so hard to shop for that I'm still thinking of what to give him!

Elizabeth said...

I would love to win this book! It might help me come up with ideas for gifts for my dad and brothers.

Heather D. said...

I'd love to make a quilt just for my husband so this book would be perfect. Thanks for the chance!

Katrin said...

I am still at a loss for ideas. My husband already owns a quilt with Spiderman fabrics he picked himself. Thanks!

the running hare said...

I think it's quite hard to come up with designs for 'manly' quilts, so this would be very useful. Thanks for the chance to win

Garilyn S said...

He's probably getting some movies and much needed clothes. Thanks for the chance to win!

audrey said...

My husband is getting Halo 4, and I'm making him a pillowcase out of Avengers fabric. Super nerdy, I know, but he'll love it! :)

Marie Abernathy said...

I am giving my husband a JawHorse - it is a free standing vice to hold large pieces of wood. Thank you for the opportunity to win the book.

Monica said...

My husband asked for some sort of powercord wrapper upper kinda thing. He'd also like a Boy Scouts quilt but I just haven't been able to come up with any decent ideas yet.

I'd would sooooo like to have this book. The book would be well used, especially considering that I have a husband, four sons, and four grandsons. Thanks for the chance to win.

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

I have continually found hubby snuggled up under my Ecco quilt so I thought that it was time for him to get a quilt of his own for the couch....This looks like a lovely book

penelope paisley said...

such a great book. thanks for the chance!

Ella said...

This is an awesome book! Thanks for the chance to win one that's been on my list!

Andi said...

My hubby is getting books, video games, cds, and fishing gear - all of his favourite things! I would love to make him a quilt some day!

mean sarah jean said...

i could use a book like this!

Tiffany said...

Ack! Buying Christmas presents for my husband is SO HARD. I made him a calendar for his office with pictures of our boys in it. He told me I wasn't allowed to give him anything quilty for his office because then he would get made fun of. ;)

Fiodhna said...

Love this book!!! Thanks for the chance to win. He is impossible so he's getting a few new shirts for now /snore. :)

Amy said...

Gift cards...he is hard to buy for!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

my husband bought his own present and then told me about it :P so I ordered a mug for him with pictures of our kids on it for them to give him for christmas

Candice said...

would love a copy of this- how cool!

MollyP said...

I was so stoked when this book came out. I need to make a quilt throw for the hubs this year.

jmj said...

Food is always good, I'm planning a cutting board with cheese,sausage, a bit of mustard and a fun beer or two.
thanks for the giveaway!!!!

akainik said...

I think I will get him a book :)
yeyioasis@yahoo.com.ar

Bailey said...

A camping hammock and a waffle iron is what my husband is getting.

capitolaquilter said...

that would mean that I've figured his present out already LOL - I'm a last minute kind of shopper.

Barbie Mills said...

I've had my eye on this book for a while. Thanks for the chance!

Caroline said...

I'm planning on giving him a blueray player.

carolinebock1 at yahoo dot com

Rachael Hardison said...

I'm giving him a new travel mug, a sweater, a personalized notebook, and whatever else I can come up with!

thanks for the giveaway!

rlahardison [at] gmail [dot] com

JoyceLM said...

Would love to win this book. My husband has this bad habit of shopping for himself at Christmas. Too many times I've bought him something & then he walks in the door with the exact same item. So I've learned to wait until he's shopped out & then I can get him something he hasn't gotten for himself. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kate said...

Love it! We're not doing many gifts this year because my DH is unemployed currently. But I think we're getting the Smitten Kitchen cookbook to share - because we both like to cook!
steeplechaser29 at yahoo

Kirsten said...

Probably something from the local fishing shop! Thanks for the chance to win!

PippaP said...

my dh is getting a computery part for his dragster motor bike

Lolinkins said...

My husband will get a couple of merino wool sweatshirts sewn by me!

Cyndi F said...

I would love to get my hands on a copy :) I am planning on getting a personalized bracelet I found on Etsy with the coordinates of our wedding and son's location of birth! I'm glad I happened across your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

We aren't exchanging gifts this year due to budget issues. So maybe I'll give him a big old kiss! haha!

Josiex said...

My hubby is getting a new wide brimmed hat, he works in the sun, and my goodness, you should see his old one, yuck! He has also informed me he wants a new non-stick pan, and who am I to refuse him that!! lol :)

hueisei said...

I am making a Christmas mug rug for my colleague :)

Natasha said...

Hubby and I do not exchange gifts. We let our girls choose something for us instead.

I would love that book.

Amanda K said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've been looking at this book for awhile. :)

M said...

I'd love to have a copy of that - there are so many great guys in my life.

michaelacking(at)gmail(dot)com

vwlady said...

What a great book idea! We need more quilt options for the men..boys in our lives! I certainly would put this to good use as I have 2 sons & 3 grandsons and of course a wonderful Hubby!

Gabriele Yorlano said...

sounds corny, but I bought him a really cool tie...he loves ties!

marth225 said...

Mine has made the naughty list and isn't getting anything

Amber said...

Men are always the hardest to shop for. I'm getting him a dvd set of his favorite tv show and some pajamas.

Kate said...

It's boring, but money for a new computer. He's starting to save and really wants one faster!

freakadoodles said...

I haven't figured out a gift for my husband yet. I'll never understand why he always claims he's so easy to shop for!

bee said...

i don't have an 'other' right now but i'm making some gifts for friends

Sallie said...

A trip next year. Thanks for the giveaway!

Alison said...

I got him two seasons of shows he likes on DVD!

Laura said...

We are doing a stocking stuffer christmas, so I am giving him lots of fun little gifts!

Theresa said...

I've had my eye on this book for a while, thanks!

CathyH said...

I will give new jeans. . He needs a smaller size this year! Thanks for the giveaway.

Michelle said...

well hubby and i don't really exchange gifts.. we'd rather focus on the kids! so we end up just doing little stocking stuffers... some candy, body wash, stuff like that.

Anita said...

Oh wow, great book. Thank you.

Patty D from NC said...

So far, plan to give him a couple of pounds of this coffee he really loves.

Erin Marie said...

We bought an Xbox. It's for the family, but it's got his name on it since he's wanted one for awhile. Though, I think I'll pick up a game for him as well.

works4me said...

What a great book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

We don't exchange gifts but tend to buy big items around important dates so we just gave each other a new dishwasher. :)
kj_hahn(at)telus(dot)net

Desi @ Wee Share said...

very cool-- I have been wanting to check out this book. I have no idea what I am getting my husband this year. And, I know what he got me and it's awesome, so I've got pressure :)

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Kadybug said...

I am giving my husband games, a tie, and a straight edge razor (the old fashioned razors - he has been wanting one for awhile).

Gill said...

I've bought my husband a 'Weird Fish' jumper!

Lauren said...

A pair of L.L.Bean boots. Thanks!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I have no idea!! Must need that book!! :)

Fran said...

I have a hard time finding something for him. I have decided on a new lunchbox for work with lots of different containers to go inside.

KRubin said...

I suppose my husband and I are a little non-traditional. Instead of buying each other individual gifts, we both decide on a gift that we would enjoy together. This year we decided to buy a new TV for the living room and a new computer for our den. Last year, we bought a Kindle. Who knows what next year will bring!

Bethany said...

This year I am not really making anything per request of my husband I over did it last year... :)

Heather said...

I've seen this one, I really would love to make some of the quilts. Thanks for the chance.

Jo said...

He will be getting a gift cert. to the classic car parts store, he is restoring a 1952 Ford pickup, and I would have no idea what to go in there and buy him. I am sure I will get him a little something else but what I don't know yet.

Crunchy Con Mommy said...

I just bought him the new Batman movie, and I'm sewing him and my preschooler matching flannel PJ pants (he has two pairs that he has had at least since college, so at least 5 years, and he actually wears them. otherwise I wouldn't have assumed he'd like a new pair!)

Newbie Jen said...

I have been trying to win this book for ages! I have several worthy guys in my life, and would really like to get my hands on a copy!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh I love this book - fingers crossed for me ;) I plan on getting the hubby a bottle of vintage port as that is his favrourite thing. We have a lovely decanter and new port glasses so I think I will sew a gift bag for it too - to make it a little more personal! He is really hard to buy for.

Johanna said...

I really really really have no idea what to get him and I starting to panick a bit :) I do know that he doesn't know either so maybe we can buy something together that we both like...

Colleen said...

I have no SO but I do plan on giving Kalli-cat a couple of cat toys.

Lindsay@fortheloveofcotton said...

I have no idea what I am getting for the BF, but I know what I hope he is getting for me.... some bling :)

Rachel said...

I want to make him a quilt but he doesn't not like any pattern I show him ;(

Rocio H. said...

Did not know there was a book like this. Brilliant!! Thank you for the chance.

Jodi said...

Honestly - I have no idea... that Gamer quilt would be perfect for a future gift though... great to keep him warm while he is sitting up all night playing games.

Christie said...

So far all I've got him are a packet of Nerds (lollies). It may be all he gets this year!!
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, that book looks fantastic.

wipgirl said...

I don't have a significant other, so no gift necessary!

(clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

Linda said...

Love to win a copy of that book. I haven't gotten anything yet for my husband. I just have no good ideas to surprise him with. Thanks for the chance to win.

Miranda said...

hubby gets a raincoat. romantic, right? but it's what he wants and he is very practical person so what's a girl to do?

Jenny said...

My husband has not asked for anything, so at the moment, I have no idea. But I will get him what he asks for, easy. Thanks!!

jacob said...

We finally bought wedding rings this year! We did not buy rings when we married because we worked for a company that we could not wear jewelry. We retired! So now, after all these years, we have rings! well almost. They should be done soon.
ja21ke@yahoo.com
I don't know if I am a no reply or not:)

sandyandcosmo said...

I just got him a new Subaru. Maybe I'll stick a bow on it Christmas morning!

Debra Lee said...

No clue yet because every time I buy him something I give it to him!

~Kelie~ said...

The only thing my husband has asked for this year is a gift card for Lowes. But I'm thinking of making him a few pillows that he's been asking for
Thanks for the chance!

andri. said...

Well the safest choice would be books or gadgets.... Let me check my wallet first lol

Sowing Stitches said...

Great book...would be very helpful there just aren't that many 'guy' quilts around.

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

Stephanie Zito said...

Fabulous giveaway! I've been wanting this book since it was released!!! I have no idea what I'm going to get my husband for Christmas this year, probably just the usual cologne and various stocking stuffers! He is so hard to shop for!

Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing) said...

I'm going to get him some new books he's been wanting.

Ferek said...

fab giveaway , most person have problem so good have this book

Tonya Stewart said...

I plan on giving my honey money to put towards a computer that he wants. I have a son and two nephews so the patterns for guys would be greatly appreciated here.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

This book is great, the patterns are really lovely, and easy to make!

MugglePuggle said...

I'm giving my boyfriend a jersey signed by the entire Manchester United (England soccer) team. He's not from the U.S, so he takes his soccer seriously. I'm working on getting it framed soon :)

Anya said...

Wine! Thanks for the chance!

Lindsay said...

My SO would love this book.

Judy said...

Love the book! I have no idea what I'm getting my husband this year. He seems to buy what he wants all through the year. Thanks for the chance.

Kess said...

Ah, what an awesome book! I might have to go buy it or find someone I can borrow it from if I don't win. That gamer quilt would be perfect...
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Kathy H said...

Thanks for the chance to win that wonderful book. I am making my husband a wall hanging for his office. He is also getting new bagpipes!

Misty said...

We just got married this year and are fixing up our house so I'm sure I'll be getting him tools again:)
Misty.Ann.Fletcher at gmail dot com

Indianna said...

CD's - but he has to choose which ones!

Ramona said...

I am always looking for more ideas for guys. This year I am making my brother a Grinch quilt as he loves the Grinch.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

No freaking clue... I keep giving all my ideas to our family and I am left with no ideas of what to give him.

Kylie Carlson said...

No idea! I fail at spousal gifts! I'll probably make some tasty treats and a crocheted hat.

Emily C said...

My SO is getting a Nexus 7

Breanna S. said...

I paid for hubby and the kids to go to great wolf lodge over christmas break

chibidani said...

My husband gets the following (since I am already done Christmas shopping I know exactly what he is getting):
- a pair of left handed scissors
- an ipod docking clock radio
- a Halo book
- a Final Fantasy game that I can't remember the exact title of right now

Mary Ann said...

a blu ray player and some movies

Jessica said...

Great question. I'm making him a custom Nyan Cat embroidery, plus he's getting a candle (we love candles around here), and a phone case :)

Calikisses said...

I'm getting him a welding cape and gloves so he doesn't burn himself while fabricating

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Hubby has been hinting at some new tools this year.

Carla G said...

I've been wanting this book since it came out. :) I'll probably be getting hubby a new wedding band for Christmas as his is worn out. :) Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Kaynik said...

This is going to sound weird but I am getting him a set of spoons lol. He is constantly complaining about not having enough spoons and who "took" all the spoons sheesh! You'd think there was an evil spoon elf on the loose. So I decided I would get another set of spoons to make him happy :-)

Thanks for the chance to win.

ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

Melissa Loves Color said...

My husband and I don't exchange gifts, but I will fill his stocking with lots of his favorite goodies!

Irene García Díaz said...

We'll exchange small gifts because of our economic situation this year, I'm buying the latest Batman film, he's a big fan! Thank you for the chance to win!

elflyn said...

I have four boys and a partner hopefully one of them would like something in the book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sarah said...

I'm getting him a wine rack. Thanks for the chance to win!

Tricia said...

I'm giving him a Keurig coffee machine for his office. He doesn't drink coffee, he's going to use it or hot chocolate!

Fran said...

No significant other for me so that makes the whole Christmas shopping thing SO much easier. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

krislovesfabric said...

I'd love to make oddball for my son :) My husband wants a welder for Christmas...hmmm...how much fun to shop for him, lol!

AnaCrafts said...

What a good idea for a book, my other half is a nightmare to by or make things for.

Katie said...

A book and a bread machine. Goodtimes!

Little Ella Lu said...

I found a fun handmade wood iphone stand speaker thing.

Lee said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! 30yrs ago my husband asked me to marry him (on Chrismas Eve) This yr I am giving him a ring and asking him to keep me for 30 more! :)

Richard Healey said...

As I am a guy the book looks interesting to me.

rads said...

a gaming console

thanks for the giveaway

radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimberly said...

I am giving him two sweaters and some specialty beer. Thanks!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I have no clue what I'm giving him this year... starting to feel the pressure too waiting for inspiration! Thanks for a great giveaway~!

Tanya said...

Thanks for chance to win. I am giving him pajamas.

Leo said...

ehh what do I do if there is no significant other? aye well logic concludes if there is noone then noone is getting nothing...

thehappycrochetchic said...

I am planning on getting my DH a game for xmas, i would love to see if there is anything in this book that he might actually like.

Beth said...

He pretty much asks for what he wants, so right now he is wearing two of his "Christmas" gifts. I'm going to make him some pillowcases and a cherry stone heating pad to soothe his shoulder while he waits for surgery on it.

Jenny Wren said...

He makes things too and he wants a piece of walnut timber to carve his own gun stock. I can't wait to see it finished. Excited.

Montseta said...

I have a no significant other but I plan to give family and friends lap quilts for Christmas. Terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

jeifner said...

My significant other is myself right now :) So I'll get me some jewelry or fabric.

Bonnie58 said...

Great looking book. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw. Merry Christmas to you.
bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb said...

I'd love this book - thanks for the chance to win it!

tsu d said...

My husband is getting a new wood burning stove! But I need to fill his stocking still.

I love your giveaway!

Mary Beth said...

I got him half of a DSLR camera. He got me the other half.

Melinda said...

He's so funny. He asked for a George Foreman grill! I know he would love to have things for his car (69 Camaro) but I have no idea how to buy for that!

Sangeetha said...

i think a watch

Georgia said...

I got him some Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy episodes on cd! I'm so excited!
peachstateme(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kim said...

I am giving DH a couple items off his wishlist-- a weather radio and some puzzle things he wanted.

Gingerp13 said...

My husband is really into tea right now, so something tea related.

Delia said...

My husband is so hard to buy for. He usually gets himself what he wants most of the time and it makes Christmas and birthday shopping very hard. I might just get him some movies.

Karrie S said...

No S.O. Thanks for the chance to win! I LOVE that book :)

Rebecca Hooper said...

For my darling Yoshen I am planning (I know, I don't have much time left, but I'm still trying to scrape together the funds!) a barbeque! We moved to a new place a couple of months ago and we've finally set it up enough that we want to start having friends and family over for dinner, and in Australia, a barbeque is a must-have. Haha.

Thanks for the opportunity! X

Martina said...

Great book. Need it for all my men at home.Thanks for the chance. We don't buy presents for each other this year, instead make a special day together out somewhere.

Sew Lovins said...

He needs shoes!!! Thanks a unch!

Kerry said...

I've got him a mental amount of hockey stuff, including a couple of region 1 DVDs so I had to buy a new DVD player to play them on too!

kerry(AT)penny-dog.co.uk

pbs.seams said...

That book is fantastic, I really want it. (No significant other.)

Robyn said...

My boyfriend and I do not exchange gifts at all. Not for birthdays, anniversaries, or Christmas. We are both hard to shop for. So we prefer to just not exchange. I know, we are strange. Thanks for the giveaway!

robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

KarenD. said...

A new Macbook Pro. I had cardiac arrest this summer, and he saved my life, literally. Thanks for the chance!

Sarah said...

My hubby has recently started archery so I'm buying him a bow for Christmas

Brooke Crook said...

My hubby wants a northface jacket for Christmas

Annette Henke Tejpal said...

I have no idea what my husband is getting for Christmas this year. He says he doesn't want anything. Typical. Thanks for your giveaway! ajhtejpal at gmail dot com

LucyL said...

Oh I want this! Nice book!
My hubby and I don't do regular Christmas gift exchange, but we gift each other whenever we find nice gifts (lol). Thanks for the giveaway!

DangAndBlast! said...

Aren't guys frustrating? I've made mine a sweater he actually agreed to, and then at the end he tells me he won't wear wool (we were just dating then); and an acrylic sweater I'll admit is just awful (use proper yarn - they're less likely to dislike it, and even if they do, you can claim it as a boyfriend sweater - which I did with that first wool one, with a fabulous fair isle pattern!); and a pair of (cotton) socks that he does honestly try to wear, but they're a bit tight over the instep (I keep wearing them damp in the hopes they'll stretch). But I did make him a huge blanket (just stripes) that he really likes...

It's a bit easier this year with the baby - he's the babywearer, actually (although I have a backpack she goes in when we take walks without the stroller), and she's outgrowing the baby bjorn, so I got him a larger hip carrier, and I hope to get him an Otter Box for his phone (Galaxy Note II, no box released yet - but his birthday's in Feb., so then if not before).

twelfthzodiac said...

I'e been curious about this book....there was nothing in there your guy liked? lol...I hope he's just picky? (okay, that wouldn't be great for you)
Gift cards are mostly where it's at for me. I know, not at all romantic. But men are tricky!

Dee D said...

My hubby wants many thing related to hunting so I'm sure that's what he'll be getting.
Love the idea of the book for guys.

The Thompsons said...

Just being home together is going to be wonderful.

Lindsay said...

I bought my hubby a new pair of shoes and some clothes - nothing too exciting.

lynaeve said...

I think we are both giving each other spending money lol. I like to buy from many different places to get the best deal.