Happy Day for Everyone Giveaway!


It’s my birthday and it’s a giveaway for everyone! On top of that, I expect to pass 10,000 visitors to my blog today!/a>

I love the idea that One World-One Heart has about doing a giveaway, so I’m pleased to be participating in that wonderful event.

I’m giving away this lovely bouquet of Yo Yo flowers, handmade by me!

What you have to do:
-Take a look at my blog, and tell me what you think.
-Consider adding me to your blog roll or blog reader by adding my RSS feed!
-Leave me a comment with your thoughts on my blog on this post only. I must have a way to contact you back, so if you do not have a blog of your own, leave your email address.
-This is open to everyone, international comments welcome.
-One entry per person.

I will draw a random name at 6pm Central time USA on February 12th 2009, and the winner will be announced then!

Even if you don’t win the bouquet, you can be a winner, as everyone who comments and leaves a way to be contacted will get a PDF of the instructions on how to make the Yo Yo flowers!

Thanks, and good luck (and welcome to my blog if you are new)!


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Getting back to normal

I know I have been away for a bit. I know I said I would run a giveaway last week, but life intervened. I’ve been dealing with a family crisis for a couple of weeks now, both in a “hands-on, getting things taken care of” way, and a “why can’t I think about anything else” kind of way.
I did take some time to go to Judy Coates Perez’s wonderful Fiesta Ornaments class this past weekend, and it was great fun. You can read about it on both Judy’s blog, and my friend Catherine’s blog too. I really like taking classes with my friends, and Judy is a great teacher.

I plan to run the giveaway next week, just in time for the holiday spirit, of which I could use some. The tree is up, but not decorated other than lights, and I don’t have much energy to get it done.

Tonight I spent hours winding a box full of tangled embroidery threads onto floss card bobbins… Just could not do much else that required thinking. I also spent an hour cleaning my studio, which has not really recovered from the weekend class supply “grab” and coming back from Baltimore. I did finally remove the suitcase out of the room… Shows how behind I am on everything.

For something quilty, the above is a custom Spencerian script that was made of my name and turned into a rubber stamp. It was made by Victorian Trading Co., whom I love and have been using to slowly decorate my front “parlor”. I plan to use the stamp on the labels of my quilts using permanent stamp pad ink.

My next few posts will show all the STUFF I have made lately, I think you’ll like it.

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And the Winner is….

First, I must tell you that I appreciate each an every comment I received. I was overwhelmed by the number of responses. I also want to thank Sew Mama Sew for the incredible opportunity for the exposure to all of you nice people. I also want to say thanks for all of the comments on my previous posts and about my work in general. Thank you!!

Naomi S. Adams! She was commenter #87!!!!!!!! (I did not count the deleted comment)

Now, do not despair if you did not win, because there’s a SECOND CHANCE!

Next week, I will be hosting another giveaway. It will have at least an ATC and a bouquet of Yo flowers. I will not be pre publicizing the giveaway on any other blog, and you’ll have to remember to come here to sign up! In fact, now would be a great time to subscribe to my blog and follow along with my fabric and quilting adventures! I hope to see many of you back in that giveaway and down the road as we adventure along on our crafty paths!

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The drawing will happen tomorrow at 10 AM CST

Wow, you guys are so amazing! Keep posting on the Give away post from yesterday to be included. I will take comments until Thursday midnight Central time, and the drawing will be held Friday at 10am CST. (Only one entry per person will be allowed.) You will have to check back to see if you are the winner!

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It’s Blog Give-Away Day!!!

Welcome to my Give Away!
I’m giving away an original design handmade mixed media fabric Artist Trading Card, a mini Yo flower bouquet, and a mini pack of beautiful Cherrywood fabric to one lucky winner!
Leave me a comment on this posting today through midnight. If you are new to my blog, please say so in the comment, I love new readers!!! Also, please say where you are from.
Come back bright and early Thursday to see if you are the winner, who will be picked randomly from the comments! Log in when you leave your comment so I can find out who you are. I will ship internationally for this prize! Have fun!
EDIT: I will be extending the drawing to Midnight Thursday Dec 4th for international readers!
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