Friday, December 31, 2010

Let's Celebrate 2011 With A Giveaway!!

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
 ~Oprah Winfrey


Tomorrow a new year will be here!  Are you ready to start writing 2011?  It was only in the last couple of months that I finally quit writing 2009 on everything - and now I have to start all over again.  I would like to welcome 2011 in with open arms but my eyes will be closed and will have to wait until the morning for a 'how-do-you-do' from me.  Another year gone - done, expired, slipped away - I hope I used it wisely.  This is the year I started blogging and made so many great new friends.  I hope you all have a stupendous 2011!!!

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PHOTO OF THE DAY

Mabry Mill

This mill was built about 1910 by Edwin B. Mabry, a jack of all trades who had been a chairmaker, a miner, a coal company blacksmith, and a farmer.  He and his wife, Mintoria Lizzie Mabry, operated the mill until 1936, grinding corn and sawing lumber for their Meadows of Dan neighbors.  In 1945, the National Park Service restored and landscaped the mill.  Today, it is the most photographed feature on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  And my DH added to that statistic a couple of springs ago.

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I did get a little sewing done yesterday.  I am working on the reusable shopping bag for my hairdresser.  I didn't get as far along as I had hoped but will have a picture of it to share with you on Monday.

Instead of something I made, I will share what my wonderful DH gave me for Christmas.....

Exactly what I asked for on my Christmas list.  On the left is the Finishing Kit for the Designer Mystery BOM.  And on the right is the Backing set.  Both came from the Fat Quarter Shop (like you couldn't see the .  stickers - lol) So, after receiving all of the blocks (some time in May), I will be able to produce my very first Christmas quilt!  Something new for next Christmas.

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I recently signed up to participate in the Birdie Stitches BOM.  You can see the little button on my right sidebar.  This is being put on by Little Miss Shabby and will start tomorrow!  I can hardly wait. 

I decided to go with Urban Chicks Dream On for my stitchery to be based on for color.  I will use the Grass Moda for the sashing and the White Bleached Bella Solid for the block center where the stitchery will go.  The other fabric is for the border.  I have all but one of the colors of floss I need and hope to pick that up next time I'm out.

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300 FOLLOWERS AND MORE FOR 2011 - THANK YOU!! GIVEAWAY

I know....... you are thinking yada-yada-yada, gab-gab-gab.........GET ON WITH THE GIVEAWAY!  Are you sure you really want to know what I'm giving away?  But wait!  First you have to know why I'm having this giveaway.  I want to thank each and everyone of my followers for helping me reach over 300 followers.  This happened awhile back but I was in the middle of another giveaway and I wanted to have a special giveaway to celebrate.  Plus, I want to start of 2011 the RIGHT way!   You are going to help me destash by entering to win this...........

This is a full color pattern call Flying Colors designed by Georgette Dell'Orco.  Isn't it beautiful.  The finished quilt measures approximately 64" X 64".

BUT WAIT!

THERE'S MORE!

Along with the pattern you will also receive.........

25 fat quarters and 5/8 of a yard of black fabric.  That makes for a total of 7 1/8 yards of fabric (if my brain did the math correctly).  Each color bundle (green, yellow, blue, pink, and purple) contains 5 fat quarters in shades from light to dark.  Only the backing is not included which requires four yards.

Now how do you enter you ask.  First of all, you do not need to be a follower but it sure would be nice (and make me happy) since this is a thank you for reaching 300 followers.  Just follow the steps below:

1.  Leave me a comment telling me what hobbies you do besides quilting.
My comment would be - I crochet blankets for Project Linus, enjoy doing counted cross-stitch, read and am looking forward to renewing my love of embroidery.

2.  Blog about this giveaway - then come back and leave me another comment telling me you did so and make sure to include a link to your blog where you posted about it (I will be checking).  This must be a separate entry - if you combine #1 and #2 it will only count as one entry.

That's it.  Easy enough don't you think?  By the way, any one may enter - international welcome!  I will leave this giveaway open until Sunday, January 9, 2011, at 8:00 PM PST.  I will be using random.org to select the winner and make the big announcement in my post on the following Monday.  I will do my best to respond to each and every one of your comment/entries.  If I don't respond, please know that I have read and enjoyed each and every one of your comments.

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OTHER GIVEAWAYS
(I could only find one new one :(    )

The Pickledish Patch (previously Tozz's Corner) is having giveaway #3.  There is a whole assortment of great things to be won here.  You must enter by January 7, 2011.

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FINAL THOUGHT

As you rush off to celebrate the New Year, please take care - I want to see you back in 2011!  So many of you have become good friends to me, even if it is only through comments and emails.  It has been fun and I hope to continue sharing and complaining, wishing and hoping, creating and ripping with you all throughout the next year. 

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

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Elsina said...

I paint with traditional mediums but also digital and 3D, photography, scrapbook making and designing, cardmaking, ATCs, just started with sewing and would love to pick up embroiderie again.

Elsina said...

and I posted your give away on my sidebar. Wishing you a wonderful new year!

quiltingnana said...

what a lovely way to celebrate a new year.....my other hobby is gardening...I get so excited when spring comes.

deserae said...

My other hobby is reading! :)

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I really need to get some more hobbies when I am not making quilts. I also love to read, and I am hoping to branch out this year and maybe try making pillows or something along that line :)

Colleen said...

I love to read and bead. I also love kayaking, fishing, and camping when the eathers fine.

natalyK said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I would love to enter. I enjoy counted cross stitch, dabble in crocheting and knitting, love photography and paper crafts.

Tiffany said...

Great giveaway!

My hobbies - I love reading. And I make friendship bracelets, and am just starting to try and teach my self beading - zipper pulls, bookmarks, and hopefully move onto bracelets!

I want to also teach myself embroidery - have the materials for it, but I've been too scared to start yet!!!

Melinda said...

I enjoy knitting, especially want to make more socks. I also love making small projects like bags and notebook covers. I spend most of my time quilting, piecing, teaching classes or working at the quilt shop so I don't have a lot of time for other interests.

Tiffany said...

http://pnksweethrt.blogspot.com/2010/12/lovely-giveaway-at-stray-stitches.html

I blogged about it. :D Sad that that means more competition tho ;) hehe

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity!

Maria said...

I also love to do my Leadlighting,cross stitch and going for walks along the beach.

You did receive some beautiful gifts.

Oh I am a follower

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. Besides quilting, I enjoy crocheting, knitting and reading. Hope you have a Happy New Year. Be safe.

Aleisha said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway! I love to read. I got a Kindle for Christmas and can't put it down. It's awesome. I also like to do counted cross stitch.

Hope you have a safe and Happy New Year!

Peach Rainbow said...

My other hobbies are crocheting, cooking and sewing :)
Congrats on your 300+ followers & Thanks for the chance!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Linda what a great giveaway!!! Congrats on 300 followers! I have picked up knitting again, but I'm very limited in what I do. Only scarves right now :-) And I do also cross stitch. Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Jen said...

Congrats on the 300 followers! I'm not surprised as this is one of my favorite blogs ;) For other hobbies I like to read, blog, fire dance and hula hoop. Quilting is basically my only crafty hobby. Although one day I can see myself doing embroidery or cross stitch. Thanks for the amazing giveaways! Hope you have a fabulous New Year!

PaTcHwOrK jEnN said...

I read, play the piano, and spend time with my boys. I can crochet and knit and cross stitch. I also sew clothing. I love cooking. I really want to be better at gardening and blogging.

Staci said...

Other hobbies-I've become so obsessed with quilting I don't do much more! I cook, constantly trying new recipes, I read as obsessively as I quilt, and I occasionally do "crafts'. I don't know what else to call it. Little stuffed toys, or painted Christmas ornaments, a wreath here and there.

What a stunning giveaway! Someone is going to be so happy to win this! Congrats on going over 300 followers! And, of course, thanks for your giveaway!

Mimi said...

Wow! This is an incredible giveaway - you are a generous soul!! I have a few other creative passions: knitting, and various needlework crafts. Thanks for the chance, wishing you a great New Year and I look forward to more inspiration from your blog.

Charlene S said...

Quilting is not a hobby for me. It is a lifestyle. My hobby is playing/visiting with grandchildren and since I now have 18, it is time filling. My computer could also be considered a hobby too.

Tracy said...

Other hobbies other than sew....Well, I'm fairly new to sewing. I love to crochet. I'm currently working on an afghan for our couch, but the way things are looking, my son is going to steal it. I also love to cross stitch. I want to learn to knit, I used to eons ago when I was a kid. I love to read, though most of my reading now is Dr. Seuss and Sesame Street books. I love to cook and bake. :) The newest thing that I have done is I made some Lebkuchen. It was a throwback to when we lived in Germany as kids. :) I had it at Christmas and everyone loved it. :)

Congrats on having over 300 followers! :) That's awesome. :) I hope this New Year finds you accomplishing all you set out to do! :)

Needled Mom said...

The birdie BOM will be so cute. I amy have to join that one too!!!

I thought about you when I saw the weather from AZ. Surely glad your daughter didn't have to make the trip this week.

Your Christmas quilt will be wonderful. I can't wait to see it finished.

What a wonderful giveaway!! I have way too many other crafts that I work on around here - clothing sewing, knitting, crocheting, tatting, woodworking, leaded glass, counted cross stitch, embroidery, etc. There sre just not enough hours in the day.

Colleen said...

I blogged about your giveaway! http://cyarnell.blogspot.com/2010/12/eoy-accountingand-giveaway.html

Needled Mom said...

I added your giveaway to my current blog.

annmarie said...

I dabble in watercolor but only seem to accomplish anything when I go to a class. My "take along" craft is crocheting 6x9 inch rectangles for afghans for wounded soldiers.It's amazing what you can get done just "waiting!" I'm also a big reader and have a big garden. But quilting is my true love!

Congrats on the success of your blog - it's one of my favorites.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Happy New Year.
Besides quilting I also do a bit of crochet and I love cross stitch and embroidery.

Michele Hester said...

I would be more than happy to help you destash.....would you also like to come to my house to help me clean up a little? ;-)

Michele Hester said...

I blogged about your giveaway:
http://quilting-tutorials.blogspot.com/2010/12/stray-stitches-is-having-first-giveaway.html

Jan Hatchett said...

Hi! Thanks for holding this giveaway! I love to read historical fiction, craft various things, crochet and knit (in my abundant free time when I am not quilting--ha!).

Tudy said...

I do most crafts. Crochet, knit, sew, stitch, paint, and other crafts too. I would love to be the winner of your giveaway and congrats on the 300 followers.

Jenna Z said...

I love to work in my vegetable garden! But in the winter I also cross stitch. :)

Jenna Z said...

Blogged about this giveaway:
http://corgitest.blogspot.com/2010/12/crafty-giveaway.html

WoolenSails said...

I rug hook, punch needle, watercolor, needle felting, sew and whatever strikes my fancy. I like to try designs in different mediums.

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Debbie

Sherry said...

My list of other things I like to do besides quilting is similar to yours. I like to crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, wool felt projects, read and garden and I am sure I could add a few more things if I could think of them. Congratulations on over 300 followers of which I am now one.

Shauna said...

I love your blog - WOW What a great Give-a-way.
I am a photographery- entery level, I am a Scrapbooker - digital and traditional, crochet, I am also re-introducing myself to Count Cross-stitch and embrodery. Wow I do, do a lot of crafts no wonder I don't now which way I am going.

A.J. Dub. said...

What a sweet giveaway! I enjoy reading, doing crosswords(easy ones), digital scrapbooking, paper scrapbooking and making cards and other projects with stamps.

Thanks!

Shauna said...

I have just blog about this. I have 2 blogs, so I blog on both of them
hobbieswithalittlebiteoflife.blogspto.com
barndoorsway.blogspot.com

Thanks

A.J. Dub. said...

I blogged you here:

http://harriethomemakerstrikesagain.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-years-givewaway-at.html

Thanks again!

Tracy said...

I blogged about your giveaway! :)

http://sew-what-t.blogspot.com/2010/12/giveaways.html

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi Linda, First, I stopped by to wish you a wonderful 'Happy New Year', and found your generous giveaway! Congratulations on 300 followers!!! (I am one of them) I don't have a blog but I would love to participate in the giveaway. The pattern alone is wonderful but oh my gosh, the fabrics absolutely take my breath away! I of course love quilting, and this year I will continue re-teaching my often uncooperative hands the tricks of simple embroidery stitches and hopefully some of the not so simple ones, LOL. I too have joined in the Birdie Stitches BOM and I'm so excited about it. I look forward to a more productive sewing year in 2011 now that I have everything in one room and don't have to play search and find when I need a quilting or stitching tool. As I said, I don't have a blog but I am going to send all my quilting family and friends the link to your giveaway. Thanks so much for an opportunity to have this beautiful project and I want to wish everyone a very Blessed New Year AND of course, GOOD LUCK in the giveaway! Hugs...

Cory said...

My other hobby is reading. I don't always get enough time to read but I enjoy it. Thank you for this wonderful give-away. Take care and God bless, Cory

Melissa said...

Happy New Year! My other hobbies (since quilting is new to me!) is sewing, and general crafting. I like to scrapbook, etch glass, make stiticheries, and more. Thanks for the chance to win!

Quiet Quilter said...

Wow! I read a lot, do some beginning photography, and may start knitting again soon. I'm off to post about this on my blog...

Canadian Kristin said...

First: Mintoria is a fabulously fun name to say!!!

Second: That pattern is AMAZING and the giveaway you are doing is SUPER celebratory!!! Thank you for a chance to win!

Third: My other hobby is scrapbooking! It's quilting really, but in a different medium! *wink*

Quiet Quilter said...

I commented on my blog about this Great Giveaway! Thanks for sponsoring it!

http://onemorequilt.blogspot.com/2010/12/stray-stitches-fabulous-giveaway.html

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Besides quilting, I love to read. And read blogs. Oh God, I spend so much time reading blogs it's not funny. I really need to get a life! dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Canadian Kristin said...

Shout out on my own blog:

http://canadiankristin365.blogspot.com/2010/12/stray-stitches-giveaway.html

Thanks for the chance to win, Linda!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Kim said...

My other hobbies besides quilting are jewelrymaking, stamping and dressmaking.

arlette said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway, it's very original, I use to crochet, I love a technique named Bruges lace, it's a jigsaw puzzle, but it's really pretty and cross stitch, everything specially anything christmas, they're my passions, I don't know what I'll do without them!!!!!

lisa said...

oh be still my heart! Actually at first I was jelouse of what your hubby bought you, but I think I bought that for myself once you mentioned what it was! Now if only my hubby bought ME some fabrics too!!!


I also do counted cross stitch, and I used to crochet scarves, I stull have the needles but I gave away my yarn stash when I realised how much I love quilting. My 4 1/2 year old has been asking for a scarf so I might go buy some yarn for when we go on vacation since I can't quite take my sewing machine on a plane with me....and I don't want to mail it to my mom and back, and be without it that long (she has a machine if I start to go through withdrawl!)

Diane N said...

My hobbies would be: crocheting and reading blogs! Thanks for the fun giveaway! You are very generous! Happy new year!

Kathleen C. said...

I do some embroidery which I'd like to explore more in the future. I love to read in the evenings. Reading quilt books counts as a separate hobby, I think. :)

I always enjoy following your blog in Google Reader. Thanks very much for this lovely giveaway-someone will win luscious fabrics.

D@isy said...

May the new year bring you health, love, peace and prosperity for you and your family.
Please add my name to the draw, it's fabulous.

Happy New Year.

Sarah Craig said...

Well, I don't have too many hobbies besides quilting these days, unless you count playing with my granddaughter! But I also enjoy sewing clothes for her, counted cross-stitch, crocheting, and home decorating/improvement!!

Canadian Kristin said...

QUESTION: Hi Linda, I am thinking about joining that Little Biride swap, so adorable and I totally remember stitching birdies on pillowcases with my Grandma (awww, good memories!!!). Please tell me, where do you order your jelly rolls from? I'm a huge fan of Missouri Star, but does someone have a kit together for that Birdie quilt?
Thanks, Kristin

Sylvia said...

What a great give away! Other than quilting, I like to scrapbook, bake and snowboard.

Jessica said...

My other hobbies are playing guitar and singing :)

Sylvia said...

I have added your 2011 Give Away to my blog:
http://sylvsquilting.blogspot.com/2010/12/last-day-of-2010.html

Mary Lou Casada said...

Beautiful give-away, Linda! -- but then you always do things up right! :-D Hope you have a wonderful, prosperours and happy New Year!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

I also like to sew for my girls, and come up with my own designs. THANKS for the chance at that beautiful kit!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sarah Craig said...

And I've blogged about your giveaway here!

http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2010/12/look-back-at-2010.html

Happy New Year!!!!

Jessica said...

I have blogged about your giveaway here:
http://quiltyhabit.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-years-eve-reflections.html

Thanks! Happy New Year! :)

Laurie in Maine said...

I'm an obsessive compulsive hobby changer! (changing obsessions often :) I knit socks, mittens, felted slippers & bags. Learned to crochet last year and crocheted myself silly for 6 months on dolls, bunnies & bags. I've taught myself bookbinding, needle tatting.

It's back to quilting now!

jennifer said...

I love to read books and blogs. Happy New Year

Janet said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Um... down to business. I knit from time to time - socks, mitts, gloves, a few sweaters. I cross stitch. I have been known to make beaded earrings. I have made beaded moose skin slippers for all my family. I sew clothes. Once or twice a year I go to an art retreat where I do oil or acrylic or water colour painting. I never manage to do any in between the retreats. I have the necessary equipment for stained glass and have made a few pieces. I have done a lot of paper tole. I think I am just an all around crafter!

Sunnybec said...

Hi Linda, wow thats some giveaway, not sure if its open to international, but I am a follower so though I would have ago. Happy New Year. Linda

GerryART said...

Happy New Year, everyone ! ! !

In addition to quilting, I enjoy knitting sox. In the past twenty-four months I've knit more than two dozen pair of sox.
I also enjoy crocheting and reading.

Mostly, I enjoy any thing that involves my sewing machine.

I've been a follower for just a short time but am happy I did become one of your Followers.

Hugs,
Gerry

Wendy said...

A few of my other hobbies? Let's see, I love movies, reading, playing tennis, watching tennis, photography (especially of the ocean, lighthouses etc.) The one other crafty hobby is scrapbooking but I only do ONE scrapbook and that is a portfolio of the quilts I've made. I have to limit myself or things will get out of control. Also, I love playing card games and scrabble (are those hobbies or leisure activities?). Anyway...that's me!

A Girl said...

Congratulations on 300 folowers! My other hobbies include reading and scrapbooking.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a most excellent giveaway!!!

Besides quilting, I have spent the last 10 years doing genealogy. Past loves have been watercolor, crochet, and drawing. However all of these seemed to have been taken over with entering "giveaways".....grin.

Happy New Year!

Billie

kc said...

OMG! That's EXACTLY the quilt I want to make for our camper! Oh, and the colors are EXACTLY what I want!!!! Oh, pretty please, pick me! :) I've been following for a while, and I've loved every bit of the journey!

My "other" hobbies include feeding hubby, baking for others, square dancing around the country, geocaching around the world, traveling (duh - we live in a camper!!), knitting & crocheting, and in my spare time, I run an etsy shop as an outlet for my sewing (SewWriteCreations.etsy.com). Oh, yeah, and reading blogs! And once in a while, I update my own website & blog (thecallanders.name). Thank you SEW SEW SEW MUCH for the chance to win this terrific prize, and congratulations on 300+ followers! See, we love you, we really, really do! Happy New Year!!

joycem said...

My main hobby is reading (love quilt books), then quilting, then knitting. Hope I win!

Annie said...

Besides quilting I love to read, crochet, and do hand embroidery. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Happy New Year!!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I also enjoy fishing, gardening, shooting, and walking with the dogs. Happy New Year!

jmnstars said...

Well, right now I don't feel like I have that many hobbies - or maybe it's just that I don't have the time. However, I love to sew (mainly small things right now like pillowcases and pillows) bake, read, listen to audio books and decorate (mostly in my head since my hubby and I are strapped for money at the moment :P). I also have a scrap booking project with our wedding pictures that is roaming around my head.

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway - the fabrics made me drool a little... :P

georgie said...

Happy new year and thank you for the lovely giveaway!I am now a new follower.So I shall introduce myself my name is Georgie mother of 3 children and 3 sewing machines.I love sewing mainly bags,cross stitch,reading,knitting,crochet and most recently quilting.
Love and hugs Georgie xx

georgie said...

Happy new year and thank you for the lovely giveaway!I am now a new follower.So I shall introduce myself my name is Georgie mother of 3 children and 3 sewing machines.I love sewing mainly bags,cross stitch,reading,knitting,crochet and most recently quilting.
Love and hugs Georgie xx

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the chance! My other hobby is playing in the dirt~ I love blooms around me in the summer. ;-) Happy New Year!

Donna said...

Congratulations on the success of your blog. I adore reading your adventures.

This giveaway is super generous and much appreciated. I have blogged to get the word out http://sosewcrafty.blogspot.com/2010/12/happy-new-year-and-great-giveaway-over.html

Love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway.

Donna said...

Hobbies other than quilting - I embroidery, do counted cross stitch, read a lot and have a love for baking.

This is a super giveaway. The pattern is wonderful!

Congratulations on your blog success! Happy quilting!

Miss 376 said...

What a fabulous giveaway
I also knit, crochet, embroider, cross stitch, pergamano and will have a go at anything else I fancy when the oportunity arises.
All the best for the coming year

georgie said...

Hi I've blogged about your giveaway on my blog thanks again for the fab giveaway my blog is http://madaboutstitching.blogspot.com
Hugs Georgie xx

pixie13 said...

Aside from quilts, I also Knit & crochet, read, occasionally cross-stitch, & am always on the look out for a new skill :)

carolinehemsley said...

Hi. Apart from quilting and all that may include, I have just started to learn how to crochet. I am finding it very relaxing and an easy thing to take with me anywhere. I am just sticking to simple things at the moment and have made a few scarves - no real thinking needed other than the stitch pattern. In fact I recieved a stitch dictionary this morning in the post so am browsing a new option for my next project. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year.
Caroline
carolinehemsley@btinternet.com

pixie13 said...

blogged
http://pixie13-justconteststuff.blogspot.com/2010/12/quilt-pattern-fabric-to-make-it.html

Shannon said...

I love to read. That takes up most f my other free time. The other hobby I love is reading others blogs/ I have so much fun looking at what others are making. Thank you for the give away.

Mommarock said...

Well, I just started quilting, but I got into that by embroidering, and I also crochet, I have painted before, but I decided I wasn't as good at that as I wanted to be so I gave that one up. I tried to knit, but those needles were waaay too frustrating, and the knitting was always so tight that I decided it just wasn't for me. I will try just about any craft out there :) I love to be crafty! I think this giveaway is SO generous.. just look at that fabric.. the pattern is so happy, it would be a treat for anyone who wins!

Shannon said...

I have bllogged about the give away. http://nunusquiltworld.blogspot.com/2010/12/another-give-away.html Thank you. Your fabrick that you have picked out for the Birdie Stitches BOM are great!

Sunnybec said...

Hi Linda forgot to say in my first entry I also do cross stitch ...opps perhaps my New Year Resolution should be "think what you are doing". LOL... I have posted this on my blog in the sidebar.
http://linda-living-the-dream.blogspot.com/

Mommarock said...

I blogged about your giveaway on my blog over at http://runtomomma.blogspot.com/2010/12/stray-stitches-2011-celebration.html

Miri said...

Happy New Year!

I read, embroider and bake-I love inventing new variations on old favorites.

Marcia W. said...

Other hobbies - working sudoku puzzles and pulling weeds. My mother grows the plants, and I pull the weeds. I love being outside in the fresh air with my hands in dirt! Thank you for a wonderful "many colors" giveaway. Best wishes for a totally awesome New Year.

quiltzyx said...

First - Happy New Year! I am so happy that I found your blog & that I am your follower. :^)

Besides quilting? Let's see....
I love photography & carry a little digital "point & shoot" with me all the time. I read - a LOT. I paint ceramic tiles & mugs (and even sell some of them too). And I crochet. Scarves. I haven't tried to follow any patterns yet, but I like to make scarves. LOL

quiltzyx said...

I posted a link to your giveaway on my sidebar.
http://zzyzx-and-sue.blogspot.com/

Kathryn said...

In addition to quilting, I like to do embroidery. I play in my church bell choir, and love to read. Kathie L in allentown

kasthurirajam said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Diane H said...

New Year's Eve Blessings to you, Linda. I follow you with pleasure.
I've been crafting since I was a child - very creative parents. I've enjoyed woodworking, cross-stitch, embroidery, quilting, home dec sewing, knitting, crochet, beadwork, gardening and I have always loved baking. Thanks for all you do on your wonderful blog.

dooddles said...

My first love is quilting. I also love to read books (by the dozen, it seems) and some friends have addicted me to a cute little farming game online, too. :o)

scottylover said...

Hi! Thanks for the chance to win this great kit! Besides quilting, I crochet and do counted cross stitch embroidery.

Happy new year!
Sandy A

Amy said...

This is an extremely generous giveaway. Thanks for hosting such a prize. My other hobbies are machine embroidery, reading and learning new computer technologies. Once in awhile I dabble in other crafts, but I don't think enough to qualify as a hobby.

Katie said...

What fun! I love riding my mountain bike on fun trails. Thanks for the chance!

Karla said...

I love doing needlework, I crochet, I knit, I paint. My mother was very crafty and out of 3 girls I acquired her love of all things crafty.

Terri. said...

I love to read and cook. I also etch glass and make cards. This year one of my goals is to learn to tat...
Great giveaway!
tshaw6580@yahoo.com

thecuriousquilter said...

Yummy fabrics in your giveaway! Besides quilting and sewing, I love to garden, cook, dye fabric, and knit.

- Mary, The Curious Quilter

thecuriousquilter said...

Yummy fabrics in your giveaway! Besides quilting and sewing, I love to garden, cook, dye fabric, and knit.

- Mary, The Curious Quilter

thecuriousquilter said...

And I added your giveaway to my Other Quilty Giveaway links section on my blog! (I have a giveaway on now too!)

- Mary, The Curious Quilter

thecuriousquilter said...

And I added your giveaway to my Other Quilty Giveaway links section on my blog! (I have a giveaway on now too!)

- Mary, The Curious Quilter

Kelsey Rose said...

While motherhood and sewing takes most of my time these days, I also like to draw (http://picasaweb.google.com/krw1243/Drawings#) and paint, I love to read, play video games with my family, and am a software engineer by trade. I'm kinda all over the place. :)

happy said...

I am learning to crochet... and i love it! i love reading too and cooking... thanks for the giveaway, and i am following your blog... :D

Sonia said...

Awesome! A great way to start the new year. Thanks for the opportunity!

When I'm not creating a quilt, I am crocheting... right now I'm crocheting a small afghan in between stitching. :) I also make handbags, totebags and such. I also have a goal this year to make at least one piece of clothing for myself. This will be a new avenue for me... hope it works out. :)

Here's wishing you a blessed and happy new year!!

Leah said...

What a great start to the new year.

Other than sewing (both clothes and quilts) I also garden, crochet, and run...

Have a wonderful New Year

Sonia said...

Hi, I posted your give away on my blog...

http://sonia-wordscomingtogether.blogspot.com/2010/12/300-and-more-followers-for-2011-thank.html?spref=gr

Sonia said...

Hi again. I also posted in on my other blog...

http://quiltershipssonia.blogspot.com/2010/12/300-and-more-followers-for-2011-thank.html

and shared this one with facebook also.

quiltma said...

Besides quilting I also like to read, do counted cross, knit, locker latch and several other crafts

Renee said...

Oh, this looks like a really fun quilt to make. And so different from anything I've ever done. That's what makes it so appealing. I've never won a giveaway and this one would be awesome to win.

ledamewood said...

What a great giveaway - thank you. My other hobbies are gardening and embroidery.

robin said...

What an awesome giveaway! Other than being a newbie quilter, I love to read Christian fiction and bake.

robin said...

I blogged about your giveaway at: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2010/12/giveaway-at-stray-stitches_31.html

Cheryll said...

Linda... you are unbelieveable!
WOW what a giveaway! Yes I'd LoVe to win it! My other hobbies are tennis and travelling in our caravan in Aus and to Canada to visit family. Thanks for a great way to celebrate a New Year!

imagrandma2five said...

My other hobbies are gardening, tending my chickens, making dolls for my granddaughters and fixing up our home.

joe tulips said...

I love crafty scrapbooking...painting my own background papers and making embellishments for pages. I wonder if watching Psych, Burn Notice, White Collar, Survivor and Amazing Race fall into the hobby category?

Lis said...

What a generous giveway to start the new year and celebrate blogging friendships. Georgie sent me over by the way. Apart from P&Q I do some beading, a little cross stitch and embroidery, but P&Q has become my full time hobby recently. Thanks fro the chance to add to my stash and project list! Happy New Year to you.

Susan said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog via Shannon at Blog Title. I am now a follower and look forward to your posts in 2011. The giveaway is so generous! Besides sewing/quilting, I love to cook and read.

Along the Perkiomen said...

Besides quilting, I love to sew anything, cook, garden and read!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Happy New Year and Happy 300!

In addition to quilting/sewing I also love to knit and crochet. I also design knit/crochet patterns. Hand embroidery is also a favorite hobby.

anne said...

Love the quilt and thanks for the New Year's reminders - we do need to live with purpose! I have two small kids so I love craft and science projects and fit some sewing in on the side. Thanks!

Mariliz's Musings said...

What a generous giveaway. I am learning to crochet and I love to read. Happy Happy New Year!

Karen said...

Hope you have a wonderful New Year. My "other" hobbies include, embroidery (working on a snowman quilt), counted cross stitch (haven't done that in a while), reading on my kindle (love a good detective/murder mystery), listening to books on my ipod (again murder mysteries), hanging out with my kids--they crack me up, making hexagons (haven't figured out what I'm going to do with them yet), reading blogs (I love to see what everyone else is doing--I'm always amazed at how much everyone gets done)
Karen in In
merrylittlequilter.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Please come check out my blog. I have posted about your super generous giveaway. The pattern is gorgeous. Providing the pattern and the fabrics are a most generous gift to whoever is choosen as the winner. Thanks for hosting such a great give away.

Karen in IN

merrylittlequilter.blogspot.com/2011/01/another-fabulous-give-away.html

Paula said...

Reading comes on top of my list of hobbies but besides sewing, I also love embroidery and knitting. Congratulations on such a large number of followers (and I'm new follower too!) and thank you for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

johnsoncircus said...

reading , digital scrapbooking and cooking are my loves. But really quilting is my favorite!!

Deb said...

Really, the only other hobby I have is reading. It's really hard to find time to devote to reading when I really want to spend every spare moment quilting. However, I got an e-reader for Christmas, so now I really need to give it a try and spend some time reading as well. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win.

Marilyn W said...

I like to garden and as crazy as this sounds, I'm learning to sew. I've never learned how to make clothes, but my almost 4 year old likes to wear dresses, so I'm trying to learn how to make them.

A lot of people can't believe a quilter didn't start out making clothes first...but it DOES happen.

BUT, I'm getting there. We had 5 successful outfits in 2010 with many more planned for 2011.

Happy New Year everyone!!!!

Thanks

Marilyn
marilynjw1971@gmail.com

harleywife57 said...

Happy New Year and thanks for this opportunity to win ! I also like to read ; crochet ; ride on the back of my husbands Harley (LOVE the SMOKY Mountains !) ; spend time with my grandkids and play games on pogo.com read blogs , and sew blankets for charities ! I am a follower now !

Stormy Days said...

Other than quilting I love photography and gardening. Not enough hours in the day for much more. Congratulations on your 300 followers, I am one of them.

Kasey said...

I'm happy to have found such a fun blog to start following on this first day of the year! My other hobbies when i'm not quilting include knitting, crochet, reading, and writing poetry (I'm in grad school... slowly but surely working towards an MA). I also love EVERYTHING related to FOOD! Baking, cooking, especially eating! Happy New Year!

Becky said...

Happy New Year, Linda! Thank you for sharing your quilting goodies with us. Happy to have found your blog in 2010. Other hobbies that I enjoy are reading, knitting, blogging, walking my dog, baking .... Hope that you had a fabulous holiday!

Deb said...

Other hobbies include knitting, x-stitching (but I hardly do it anymore), scrapbooking, and reading. Congratulations on your milestone of followers!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on 300 followers Linda!
Quilting and sewing for our new grandbaby take up a major part of my hobby time. I also love embroidery, working with wool and paper stamping/making greeting cards.

Stephany said...

I am starting to sew my kids clothes, and I embroider! :)

Tiffany said...

I have always loved counted crosstitch. I am working on a Thomas Kinkade scene right now. I can't wait to finish it!

Patty said...

Besides quilting I love working outside in the garden and with the flowers.

Rhonda G said...

Great Giveaway. Besides Quilting I do a lot of Machine embroidery, sewing and crochet.

Hilachas said...

Wow! 300 followers! How do you do it? I have 11 followers. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway. It looks marvelous. Hey, some of the other things I do besides quilting include: crocheting prayer shawls, cross-stitch embroidery, beading, plus loving to hunt. I am getting ready to go hunting in the Hill Country of Texas for the last week of whitetail deer hunting. That's about it.

quiltmom said...

HI Linda,
What a giveaway this is- I think the pattern is glorious as are the fabrics. Someone is going to be very thrilled when you draw their name.
I have done many crafts and creative activities over the past few years. These days I mostly quilt and bead though I also occasionally knit.( I am not a very fast or skilled knitter). I do enjoy making things.
Congratulations on reaching 300 followers.
I am having my own little giveaway on my blog right now to celebrate one hundred posts.
Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.
Warmest regards,
Anna

quiltmom said...

Linda, I also posted a link to your blog for your generous giveaway.
You can find it here:
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

I also am one of your followers already.
Thanks for the opportunity to win such a gorgeous quilt.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Lyn said...

I love to embroider. I have many quilts waiting to be made from the squares I have embroidered. Maybe this will be the year. I also try to read several books each month. Your give is a treasure. I hope my name comes up.

Bunny said...

I like to knit, cross-stitch, and dabble in folk-art painting. But quilting is definitely my favourite hobby. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Sunshine said...

Congrats, that's a huge number of followers!!!
If I don't quilt, I read, simple as that :) The two hobbies are quite competitive with each other...

Joanna said...

Linda, congratulations on over 300 followers! How nice. Your blog posts are some of the best to read so I'm not surprized.
I crochet afghans and baby items to donate to a local hospital, I cross stitch, sew clothing, volunteer at my parish, read and listen to books on tape while I do my crafts. I like flower and vegetable gardening but it's becoming a chore, so maybe it's no longer a hobby.

Love all of your fabric choices and look forward to seeing the quilts you create.

free indeed said...

I'm a 'Jill of all trades' sort of. I do a bit of everything; garden, cross stitch, needlepoint, crochet, knit etc. I do most with quilting though. thanks for the opportunity.

Tamara said...

Hi Linda! I just found your blog because of someone elses post to it! I am hobby deprived... i have been a workaholic forever. I recently started quilting to create some balance in my life. This year I hope to add gardening and working on my landscape as a hobby to continue to find balance (because i find im getting just as obsessive compulsive about quilting as i am about work!)

Tamara said...

here is my link!

my link

WvHmmngbrd said...

You have such wonderful giveaways and a great blog! I also cross-stitch, embroider, crochet, knit, tat, and sometimes they are incorporated into the embellishments of my quilts! Thanks for the chance to win!

Em said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I came to your site after browsing around other sites! This is my first time! I have LOTS of other hobbies (which sometimes leave NOT enough time for sewing! I also knit, do letterboxing, gardening, hiking, girl scouts, and beekeeping! So - now I will go blog about your giveaway because I would really like to win!

Em said...

Here's a link to my blog posting about this great giveaway! Thanks again for the opportunity!

http://emandthegang.blogspot.com/2011/01/another-giveaway-link.html

Jansie said...

Hi There, Congratulations on 300 followers! One of which is Me! >:D
Other than quilting I do quilling..which is often mistaken for quilting when I talk or blog about it! I make cards and wall hangings out of twirled paper strips.
Thanks for the chance on this give away and Happy New Year!

Kathy H said...

I also do cross stitch and embroidery. I love the colors you chose to do the little birdie BOM. I want to work on that also but haven't decided on the colors yet. Your greens have inspired me.

JanetK said...

Wow! What a giveaway! I think I am already a follower, but I'll double check before leaving your blog. My main other hobby is knitting, but I also sew other non-quilty projects, and do misc. other crafts (gocco, paper craft, mosaic, anything that will get my kids crafting with me). My craft corner is a crazy mix of materials! And I like to cook...

Talin's Corner said...

I love making handbags, recycling or finding new uses for old things, altered art, and scrapbooking. I love all new crafts and hope to start making ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) this year. Congrats on your 300 mark!

FiberAntics said...

Hi Linda: Just found your great blog. The other fiber arts I do are knitting, crochet, ATCs and wearable art. Happy 2011

JayTee said...

I hand embroider, read,sew for granddaughter

Lovie said...

I do machine embroidery, stained glass, and bead-jewelry making. However since I got my Kindle ereader - my favorite hobby is reading.

yenni said...

hi..i like reading & listening music..^^

Renee G said...

This is an absolutely awesome giveaway. I also like to read, play on the computer, and do cross-stitch.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

quilary said...

I'm enjoying crochet and working on a ripple crochet blanket. I enjoy cross stitch and have dabbled in folk art - but I have books on many other hobbies!!

QuiltSue said...

Wowwee, what a wonderful giveaway.

My other hobby is reading - specially if it's quilt-related, it can be historical or mystery or biographical; it could be a book or a magazine. I really don't mind what, as long as I can read it!

quilary said...

I blogged about your giveaway here
http://quilary1.blogspot.com/2011/01/community-service-announcement.html

The Quilting Pirate said...

Other hobbies? Besides collecting fabric, collecting thread, collecting books and patterns -oh and quilting? :) I actually have learned and know myself well. I dive deep into anything I do, so I know fully well that if I picked up another hobby, 1) I would slack on my quilting stuff, 2) spend way more money and end up in divorce court. :) I have tired knitting, crochet, scrapbooking, and a little painting. I guess I collect books to read, so that could be another hobby :)

Vesuviusmama said...

WOW! I'd sure be happy to take that off your hands. So, what do I do besides quilting? It used to be riding motorcycles, but then I had kids and I couldn't figure out how to install the darned car seats! So now, I guess my other hobby would be reading cozy mysteries. I love finding a protagonist and staying with her (usually a "her") over the course of many books. I get attached. I'm a Libra, and we are loyal. Even to fictional characters, I guess!

Kathy ~~~ said...

HI! Can congrats on your 300+ followers. I crochet comfort shawls. I just started doing that. Also just started making jewelery. Made a cancer awarness bracelet for my niece and sister-in-law.

stampmeup said...

I have too many hobbies and NOT enough time, money and storage!!! Besides quilting (which is currently my #1 obsession,)I like to crochet, cross-stitch, beading and other jewelry making, reading, painting & sketching, writing novels, poems & children's short stories, snow skiing and gardening!

Whew! The list makes me tired just reading it... better take a nap! :D

stampmeup said...

Oh, you KNOW I blogged about your fabulous giveaway!

http://sweet-quilt-n-bee-shoppe.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-of-my-favorite-blog-peeps.html

I also forgot to add four more of my hobbies: scrapbooking, card-making, sewing and photography..

Karyli said...

I enjoy other crafts as well as quilting. I recently taught myself paper quilling. I also like to get lost in a good book.

Karyli said...

I posted about this give away on my blog: (sew and so on. blogspot. com)

I love your blog so I became a new follower. :)

Nancy said...

My other creative hobby is cardmaking. I used to haunt Hallmark to get the perfect card but now make my own. As with quilting I have quite a "stash" of papers, stamps, etc. If you are going to do something, you need all the supplies, right?

pojeda said...

You mean there are other hobbies besides quilting? LOL! When I am not quilting, I sew crafts for my family, I love to read, I have 9 parrots and 3 dogs, so, my babies are a busy hobby too! This is a great giveaway! Thank you!
pojeda (at) embarqmail (dot) com

pojeda said...

I'm a follower now! Love the blog!
pojeda (at) embarqmail (dot) com

cvdnurse said...

Love the picture you posted of Mabry Mill - I've visited several times myself as I live not too far from the Parkway. Other than quilting, I have a new hobby - square foot gardening. I also like to read and would like to return to some counted cross stitching. Wonderful giveaway - I've enjoyed reading through your blog and am now a follower and looking forward to updates.
Susan
susie.galasso@gmail.com

Christine M said...

I love that photo of Mabry Mill too! I'd love to visit there one day. What an amazing giveaway. Besides quilting, I love doing stitcheries and cooking.

Patty D from NC said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Besides quilting I knit and scrapbook. At the moment thought, quilting is my favorite activity.

Happy new year!

Tarnyia said...

WOW what a fantastic giveaway... love those fabric's and the pattern looks like it may be a challenge but I am up for it... I thought I was a follower but signed up again anyway... besides patchwork I love applique and have never really been a keen hand stitcher but have found in the past year or so that I really enjoy doing the embroideries that are on offer these days... I also do a bit of mosaic's and crochet... I make memory quilts for family and friends for 21st or to celebrate a life that has past xxx

Tarnyia said...

I have blogged about your giveaway on my blog... I am good at sharing LOL http://tarnyiamarycatherine.blogspot.com/

Lynda said...

Over the years I have tried many things. I even have a counted cross stitch that I started over 31 years ago and haven't finished it yet! I do like to read. I have recently done some clothes sewing for grandchildren too but my first love is quilting. Your giveaway is exciting and very generous.

Emma said...

I also love cross stitch - that was actually what I learned to do first! My mom taught me before I can remember. I don't think I was even 4, but I loved it all through my school-aged years.

Bonnie said...

I love to read. Quilting is my main hobby though. Beautiful colors.

Anya said...

My husband and I love to visit wineries in the NY Finger Lakes region. That's my newest hobby! Thanks for the chance!

Peaceful Piecer said...

I love to read,embroidery,and sewing for the grandbaby. Quilting is #1. Happy New Year!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Congratulations on 300 followers! Besides quilting, I make hand bags and love to crochet and I am teaching my two grand daughters, ages 10 & 6 to sew. I don't know who enjoys the teaching part more, me or the girls. Thanks for the chance to win!
Happy New Year & Happy Stitching!
gale
galew417@comcast.net

Linda E in AZ said...

Great way to start off the New Year!!
Most of my time is spent in quilting-related activities, but I also enjoy gardening (some veggies, some flowers), birdwatching, and reading. On a nice sunny afternoon, I can do all 3 of those at the same time!

hayleym765 said...

Alongside quilting, sewing and anything fabric related!, i like to go kayaking and hiking with my family.

Lixa said...

I like to make toys and crafts with my 3 yo boy.

lixapopescu at gmail dot com

krisgray said...

I just blogged about your giveaway at http://farmgirltransplant.blogspot.com/2011/01/giveaways.html

krisgray said...

Some of my other hobbies are gardening and yoga and walking the dog. I love to curl up with a good mystery.

mean sarah jean said...

aside from quilting..i do photography, cook, read, garden/farm and do random craft projects.

Sara said...

Congratulations on so many followers!! I wish I had that many, lol!!

Mostly I am sewing, so I don't have much extra time for other hobbies. I do love photography and reading books, though!

marth225 said...

That pattern is right up my alley. I also crochet. One of my goals this year is to finish a bedspread I started a few years ago. I got about halfway and then got side tracked(which isn't very hard). Happy New Year to you too, may this year be better than last.

Shirley said...

What a generous giveaway! I mainly knit and crochet. I've recently taken up cross stitch again. There's material in the closet waiting for me to start quilting again. And I'm suppose to make my son some shirts and hope to get started on making a muslin once I've taken his measurements.

The Quilting Pirate said...

Posted link to my blog: http://quiltingpirate.blogspot.com/2011/01/tuesday-thoughts.html

jane p said...

My hobby is reading twisted tales. I love stories with unexpected endings.

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