This is my "high-tech" system of picking the winners of the giveaway. Sorry I didn't announce them sooner, but they were notified on Monday.
1. print out all the comments.
2. fold and place in basket.
3. Select winners.
OK, here they are:
First prize (receives thread catcher, 4 fat quarters and the felt ornament pattern): Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Quilt Projects. Your package is in the mail!
Second prize (receives Baskets for You pattern): Gloria (no blog). Your package will be mailed this week.
Third prize (receives Over the River and Through the Woods pattern): "Love" from I Just Love Quilts.
I hope you will visit Elizabeth's and Love's blogs - they have some wonderful projects on them.
Thanks so much for everyone who entered my giveaway and for your sweet comments! I had a couple requests for the thread catcher pattern, so I am including the link to the pattern here. The only change I made was to make the pincushion a little larger (I don't remember the exact measurement I made it, but I think enlarged it maybe about an inch). I also filled the pincushion with ground up walnut shells, which are available at a pet supply store. One bag of the ground up shells will last a long time unless you share it with someone.