Friday, February 11, 2011

Think Spring Giveaway!

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
 ~Victor Hugo

I'm very much a music kind of gal.  I would rather listen to music than TV.  Don't give that rap stuff or hard rock - well, unless it's Jimi Hendrix and then he's probably not considered heavy rock for today.  I can get lost listening to sound tracks from movies.  Movies like Cider House Rules (Rachel Portman), The Horse Whisperer (Thomas Newman), and Star Wars (John Williams).  Or give me classicals like Dvorak, Beethoven, or Brahms.  I love the piano, especially George Winston or a good trumpet piece by Winton Marsalis.  Don't care for jazz, never understood it.  I grew up on opera and can name a lot of the arias when I hear them, but I would rather not listen to it.  Music can be electrifying or totally calming.  It can be hypnotic or invigorating.  Give me music any day!!! 

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PHOTO FACT OF THE DAY

Toothbrush

We use a toothbrush several times a day.  Brush those pearly whites or lose them.  Have you ever wondered how the tooth brush came about?  Hard to believe, but most Americans didn't brush their teeth until soldiers brought the Army's enforced habit back home from World War II.  The early history and evolution of the toothbrush has its origin in the "chewingsticks" used by the Babylonians as early as 3500 BC.  As the years passed, toothpicks matured into the chew stick which was about the size of a modern pencil. One end was chewed into and became softened and brush-like while the opposite end was pointed and used as a pick to clean food and debris from between the teeth.  The first true bristled toothbrush also originated in China at around 1600 AD.  By the early 1800s the bristled brushes were in general use in Europe and Japan. In 1857, H. N. Wadsworth was credited as the first American to receive a toothbrush patent as America entered the growing toothbrush market.  Thank goodness we no longer have to just chew on sticks.

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CANDLE MAT
Yesterday I finished the candle mat I started earlier in the week.

Bright and cheery!  I usually don't like to bind a quilt in a light color or print but I think the bold flower print works for this one.

Here is a close-up of the decorative stitch I used in bright pink thread.  This candle mat will be going out to one of my PIF participants next week.  I hope she will like it!

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GARDEN PARTY

Is anybody else joining in on the Garden Party BOM?  Sheryl of Quilting Tizzy is the creator of the darling quilt.  It contains both applique and regular quilt blocks. I love birds and this is so cute.

This is what the completed quilt will look like.  Sheryl is releasing one new block a month for the next 15 months.  Yesterday I prepared the first block for stitching...

You had to make two of these little Garden Party Love Bird's one facing each direction.  I used Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 for the first time and had some problems with it.  Well, not so much problems as confusion.  I ended up using almost 2 1/2 sheets of the stuff when it should have only taken 1 1/2 sheets.  I kept drawing on the wrong side - my brain just couldn't get it straight.  But once I figured it out, it was easy to work with and fused the fabric nicely.  I am only going to work with scraps from my stash for this project.
Come join the fun!  The next block will be released February 19th.

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THINK SPRING GIVEAWAY

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!

Have you been thinking about spring?  The flowers, the bright green of grass and leaves?  Don't you think that we should celebrate the coming season with a giveaway?  I do!!  After looking through my stash, I decided to share some fabric that definitely says SPRING!

This fabric line is called Cute As A Button by Ro Gregg for Northcott Studio.  The far left piece is a 2 yard cut of fabric.  The other 6 pieces are 1/2 yard cuts each.  That is a total of 5 yards of fabric.  If you like geraniums then you will love this fabric.  Now doesn't that look like spring to you?
How can you win this fabric?  Well let me tell you....

1.  Leave me a comment telling me what kind of music you like best.  I already told you my favorites at the beginning of this post.  List a special song or piece of music too, if you like.

2.  Blog about this giveaway and come back and leave a comment telling me you did - make sure to include a link back to your post in the commentI will check.

Make sure that you do the above in two separate comments.  If you include them in one comment it will only count as one entry.  You do not have to be a follower but I would certainly appreciate it if you were to become one - and thank you to all of you who already follow my blog!!!!  If you have a no-reply blog or do not have a blog, make sure to leave me some way to contact you.  If I can't contact you, you will not win!  This giveaway is open to everyone - yes, everyone - no matter where you live! 

This giveaway will end on Monday, February 21st at 11:59 PM PST.  I will announce the winner on Tuesday, February 22nd. 

Now go tell your friends and good luck!!!!

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SIL UPDATE

My SIL was released from the hospital today!  He's on the mend and headed home.  He still has a drain in his abdomen that DD gets to learn to take care of.  But at least he's finally out.  Thank you for all of your prayers and positive thoughts you sent for him and my family!  They were much appreciated and seemed to have done the job :)

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TODAY'S GOAL

I am going to work on the applique part of the Love Bird blocks.  Maybe I will do some work on the wool table runner in the afternoon.

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GIVEAWAYS

The Q and the U is having a Valentine giveaway.  You could win 3 Heather Ross Mendocino FQs and a half yard of Heather Ross West Hill.  Riel's giveaway ends Sunday, February 13, at 7:00 PM AST.

Sew Lux Fabric & Gifts is having a giveaway.  Chrissy is giving away a Brooklyn Bag pattern as well as a Fandango charm pack and 1 yard of the Fandango print of your choice from her shop.  This giveaway end Monday, February 14, at 11:59 PM EST.

Cut To Pieces is having a giveaway just because she feels like it.  Angela will be giving away something from Sweetwater.  This giveaway will end Sunday night.

Happy Quilting is having a 400th follower celebration with a giveaway.  Not fabric this time but darling handmade cards.  You could be one of 4 winners.  Melissa will close this giveaway the evening of February 17th and announce the winner on the 18th.

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FINAL THOUGHT

The computer is a wonder, a miracle.  Do you ever wonder how we got by without it?  Life was simpler before the computer.  There were no instant answers to everything unless you went to the library or asked mom.  Social networking didn't exist.  Not so long ago, the computer was something you saw in sci-fi movies or when watching The Jetsons.  Now we can't live without it.  I know that I spend way too much time connected to the web.  I have to give myself time limits or I might just spend all day in front of the screen.  The computer makes it way to easy to spend money.  You no longer need to go to a brick and mortar store.  I like this technical miracle as long I don't try to understand it.  Make it simple.  Make it fun.  And thank goodness for it or I wouldn't have made so many wonderful friends!
There are three kinds of death in this world. There's heart death, there's brain death, and there's being off the network.
~Guy Almes

May your Friday be fantastic and your weekend joyful!!

168 comments:

natalyK said...

I would love to be included in your giveaway! I love a variety of music but enjoy 80s rock the most. My favorite song is BeautifulIn My Eyes by Joshua Kadison. It was my wedding song and reminds me of a very happy day.

Sarah Craig said...

I love most kinds of music - I've learned to tolerate jazz, as my husband listens to it all. the. time. - but when I saw your list of movies, I flashed on the theme written for Forrest Gump - one of my all-time favorites! Beautiful instrumental piece...... And I love your geranium fabric! Thanks for a chance to win!!

Sarah Craig said...

And I blogged about your giveaway here...

http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2011/02/can-i-get-whoop-whoop-off-starting.html

Mommarock said...

I pretty much listen to any music.. as long as I can understand the words.. I don't listen often, mostly in the car, and it has to be quiet.. never loud music. Easy Listening I would say.

Lee said...

Beautiful birds and fabric. Gerraniums were my wedding flowers! lol thanks for the giveaway. My favorite music is classical - cello concertos or piano being my favorite. Vivaldi, Antoino for three violins and cello being one of my favorites.
butler83ataoldotcom

Kasey said...

Glad your family is on the mend!
My favorite type of music is a vague genre- Stuff I can run to- basically meaning quick, up-tempo things. It can be country, rock, almost anything.
Those fabrics are sooo pretty! I'm biased, though, because geraniums are one of my favorite flowers to plant every year.

Diane H said...

My favourite music is my DH playing his guitar. Thanks so much for a chance to win this lovely fabric - it's been a long winter.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You know I love opera - love the song track from the version of the Phantom of the Opera. I have a partial Geranium quilt put together and it just doesn't POP - these fabrics would so liven her up - heck, I would even 'ribbet' blocks to add those pretties in.

So happy the family is on the mend, but will keep ya' all on the prayer list - don't fix what aint' broke!

The BOM looks fantastic, but I have set a limit and sticking too it. I will enjoy watching your garden grow - the birds are lovely.

The computer has been a god-send for me when I was/am house bound and only way to get anything was thru the net - even to talk to people. But if I have a deadline or special project - I have no problems turning it off.

Have a lovely day.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I love Broadways and Showtunes!! That is all I listen to. Right now, my favorite is Wicked "For Good". Makes me cry every time :)

Natasha said...

I love most kids of music. I listen to light rock or Christian in the car.

Jodi said...

I love Jazz, instrumental when I'm working, Pat Benatar, Norah Jones, Linda Rondstadt, and a little Cajun. thanks for the chance!

Natasha said...

I blogged about your giveaway here:

http://spicerquilts.blogspot.com/2011/02/more-giveaways-in-blogland.html

annmarie said...

That is such a cute candle mat Linda - I've never made one but I should. And thanks for the Garden Party reminder. I have that bookmarked to save each month but forgot about it starting. I'm hoping to pick & choose from the blocks to make a wall hanging.

Except for the opera knowledge, my music tastes pretty much mirror yours. Dislike rap, jazz & heavy stuff but LOVE piano, both classical & modern. My favorites are artists who write their own music.

Thanks for the chance to win some cheery spring fabric - I am READY for spring!

Impera_Magna said...

I'm glad to hear your SIL is on the mend, even tho it sounds as if it's gonna take a while til he's 100% again. God bless your DD who will need to keep the drain clean.

I have a queue on YouTube that play when I'm sewing/quilting... the music ranges from 50s & 60s oldies all the way thru til today. This morning, I was listening to Sea of Love by the Honey Dippers... makes me want to lie in a hammock or on a raft somewhere warm... and just drift away.

Laurie in Maine said...

Eddie Vedder is my favorite - and I hit repeat for some of his songs over and over just because I can :) Tom Petty also, although not his newest; tried too hard to rhyme everything!

Viv said...

Music. As a vocalist I love music with words. Musicals-phantom, rent, etc. I listen to all sorts of music though, Alternative, country, oldies, if I can understand the words I will usually listen to it.

The is a fun giveaway :)

Kathy H said...

I like most kinds of music but had gotten more interested in big band and jazz once my children were in bands in school. One year they did a lot of Duke Ellington and I now really enjoy his music.

jennifer said...

I'm pretty much into good Bluegrass but I like alot of different stuff. Thanks for the chance the fabric beautiful:)

Melissa said...

I do like Jazz, but then Winston Marsalis is jazz and I like him, too! Maybe what you don't like is Scat jazz. I am not much of a fan of that, either. I listen to a lot of classical - my car radio is set on WNPR. I also love the Rat Pack - which I think is in the jazz section. And if I am feeling spunky, I love me some Rock-a-Billy - Southern rock wins me over. Love Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZTop!

JayTee said...

I love all kinds of music, my favorite song is "You Had Me From Hello" by George Strait!!!

Melissa said...

I forgot to add quick healing thoughts for your SIL!!! - This is obviously NOT a giveaway entry, but I had to get it in!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I love Beatles, Barclay James Harvest, Queen, etc. My favorite music is SHE from Elvis Costello. Thank you for thwe giveaway.

PolkaDotClassic said...

I like alot of 80's music but I listen to all types of music since I have a teen DD, sometimes I have to ask her what they are saying LOL.
Have a happy sewing day
Marta

http://polkadotclassic.blogspot.com/

Scrappy quilter said...

I'd love to be in the giveaway too. What a wonderful one. My favorite music...contempary Christian. I don't listen to much of anything else other than when my daughter plays her piano.

Glad to hear your SIL is out of the hospital and oooh do I love that quilt. I just might try making it too. Hugs

PolkaDotClassic said...

I have been reading your blog for awhile but today I became your #436 follower

http://polkadotclassic.blogspot.com/

:)

scottylover said...

These fabrics are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win them.

Music, well, I love just about anything, except hard rock and rap. It depends on my mood what station I have on, and I've been known to change the station a lot during trips. :)

Sandy A

highpitchedbarking said...

I like all types of music but recently I've been listening to 2010's top songs on Pandora.

LOVE those fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

PolkaDotClassic said...

I just posted in my blog about your lovely giveaway.
I just hope I win :)

http://polkadotclassic.blogspot.com/

highpitchedbarking said...

I just blogged about your giveaway at http://highpitchedbarking.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/whoop-whoop/

Ann Marie said...

I listen to all kinds of music. I love the upbeat make me feel happy music. Some of it is classic rock, some of it almost hip hop ( but not rap) I listen to Ozzy, Metallica, Beethoven, Nickelback, Dixie Chicks, Owl City, Cher.............I know how do all those fit into ones music collection. I don't like all songs from any one group, some of them I may only like one of their songs. What I listen to today, I may not want to listen to tomorrow.

Sandy said...

My favorite band is the Dave Matthews band, but growing up I was slightly obsessed with David Bowie. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

A.J. Dub. said...

I love your candle mat! It sure is bright and cheery.
Music, I love soundtracks as well, Phenomenon being one of my favorites. And just about anything by John Williams. Wow, he is talented.

Tracy said...

I love all sorts of music. Ranges from Heavy metal all the way to classical. I like hip hop, which true hip hop isn't rap, more more like the Sugar Hill Gang and early days of "rap". My favorites tend to be drum & bass and blues.

Having a 2 year old though, my most frequent and recent playlists have been nursery rhymes and such, though.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I love to put on Bluegrass music that's on my DIRECT Tv station 812. We listen to it a lot. It makes my sewing machine hum a little faster!
Happy sewing
Patti

jennifer said...

Just posted on my blog. Thanks Linda, I love this fabric

Alina said...

What kind of music I like? Definitely soft rock. It is my favorite.

By the way, Happy Valentine's Day!

robin said...

I love toe-tapping fiddle music. And orchestral. :)

robin said...

I blogged about your giveaway at: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway-at-stray-stitches.html

Thanks for the giveaway! Nice fabrics!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Glad to hear your SIL is home and feeling better.

I'm a Country and 80's Rock kinda girl.

Your candle mat turned out great. Love the stitching in the center block. I never really paid much attention but I don't normally use a light fabric for my bindings either. Interesting.

Cecilia said...

I like the way your candle mat turned out. I love to listen to Contemporary Christian Music and songs by Smokey Robinson, such as "Tears of a Clown". Thanks for the giveaway, the flower fabric certainly does look like Spring. I'm glad your SIL is back home and recovering nicely.

Sallie said...

I like early 70's rock music. I love those fabrics in your giveaway! Thanks for the chance. Glad your SIL is home and recovering. Happy Valentine's Day!

Mimi said...

I love all sorts of music and when I'm not listening to it, there is always a song in my head. The only type that just doesn't do it for me is opera. Thanks for this sweet spring giveaway!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I love many different kinds of music, but the music I listen to most is Christmas music. Strange, I know, but it brings so many good memories. My favorite song is Carol of the Bells. We used to sing it in choir in high school and now I have many versions.
Beautiful giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway - my favorite music is classic rock and roll, Rod Stewart is my favorite singer :)
Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Sallie said...

I blogged about your giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/2011/02/pink-and-green-spring-giveaway-from.html

Janet said...

I like lots of different kinds of music: rock, blues, jazz, bluegrass, classical, country, raggae, spirituals, kid's music, some rap. I really dislike electronic music and anything that is too loud and repetitious. I've never really listened to opera so don't know if I like it or not.

Joanna said...

Although I've reached the age where I prefer quiet music, I still blast the car radio when the Beatles, Grass Roots or Moody Blues come on with a song I like. I love geraniums, too:)

Anita said...

I was raised on opera and classical music with some big band thrown in for good measure but I also enjoy a lot of the modern stuff (it thrills my daughter that she can listen to her music and I'll sing along rather than telling her to turn it down/off.) If you like sweeping symphonies I recommend Yellowstone by Jett Hitt. It's amazing. I first heard it on a drive into work and it almost brought me to tears.

Anita said...

I have placed your give away in my sidebar. You may check it here http://lifeviaserendipity.blogspot.com/

Shannon said...

I love the 80's music I grew up listening to. Now I love country. My favorite songs are ones with great beats or the ones that tell a story about overcoming hardship. Thank you for the chance to win those beautiful fabrics.

Shannon said...

http://nunusquiltworld.blogspot.com/2011/02/stray-stitches-think-spring-give-away.html
I blogged about. I hope I win! Thank you!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi Linda...Wow, another beautiful fabric giveaway! I love Josh Groban and my favorite song of his is "You Raise Me Up"...but I love everything he does. His voice is just unbelievably beautiful. Thanks for the chance to have this wonderful treasure. Hugs...

Hilachas said...

Hi Linda,
Nice candle mat. You chose such pretty fabrics. I'd love to win your latest giveaway. I absolutely love geraniums and plant them all over my yard each spring.

Hilachas said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you that I love country music. Also, I have now blogged about your giveaway:
http://muchashilachas.blogspot.com/2011/02/not-much-going-on.html

Linda said...

Right now (it changes) I'm liking anything by Michale Buble! By the way, whoever is the recipient of that springy fabric will be one lucky girl!!

Nanbon44 said...

Love the giveaway, the things I would make... daydreaming here...
Ok favorite music
I am just a country girl at heart... I like some oldies when we went dancing...
My son hated my Country music, he was into heavy metal, funny thing is now that he is grown and has a family of his own, Country Music is his choice now....

quiltma said...

What a wonderful giveaway.
I am a BIG Jimmy Buffett fan. I also like big band music. Christmas music is something I can also listen to all year long.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Musiccccc...hmmmm. I love so many kinds.

Somewhere in Time and Gone with the wind Themes

James Brown...Prisoner of Love
Queens....Bohemian Rhasphody
Sandi Patti.....We Shall Behold Him.

I'm a complicated person...LOLLL
Thanks!

Marcia W. said...

My music tastes have changed over the years. Now, I like religous hymns and blue grass. That's a long way from Three Dog Night and heavy metal; or classical piano. Thanks for chance to win the geraniums because the cold has killed ours.

Julia said...

I love classical and sacred music. One of my favorites is Arabesque by Debussey. I play the piano and the harp.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

I like most music, love Queen, BeeGees, some of the more wellknown Operatic arias, and a song that I hear quite a lot on the radio at the moment. I have forgotten the singers name, it is called ' Remember When" and I think it is quite beautiful. :)
the fabric is gorgeous, I am very fond of geraniums and have several of the ivy leaf ones. The fabric on the right is my very fav. of all!
Great giveaway, thanks so much for the chance to win. Sandy.
sandangels1945@hotmail.com

Samelia's Mum said...

Such a lovely and generous giveaway. Count me in please.
Music - I love the crooners. Sinatra, Dean Martin and ofcourse Michael Buble (I'm going to see him Monday night - Valentine's Day).

Karyli said...

I like lots of different music genres. Classic rock, country, piano... One of my favorite pandora stations is Jack Johnson.
Thanks for the give away.

krisgray said...

Pretty fabrics - that BOM looks very cheery! I listen do different kinds of music - sometimes I need to chill out a bit and sing along with some '40s swing/big band, sometimes I need something to make me feel young again and I turn on the '80s station, but a lot of the time I turn on the blues - love the blues, probably b/c I can only listen on Pandora.com.

While listening to Sirius Blues 74 (b4 our satellite company switched music porviders), I once heard BB King say that he knew how to can peaches and quilt - his mother put him to work when he was a kid.

Samelia's Mum said...

I've included your giveaway and link in today's blog post: http://www.sameliasmum.com/2011/02/in-garden-mr-guest-appearance.html

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Short but sweet. I linked to your giveaway....grin.

http://billiebeesblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaways.html

sunny said...

I am SO ready for Spring. And I love geraniums. The smell of them takes me bacdk to elementary school, when we planted geranium seeds in paper cups in the spring. My favorite music would have to be Oldies. I also love sound tracks to movies. Mama Mia is my current (?) favorite! THat candle mat looks familiar to me. I think I received on of the same pattern in a swap. wink!

Kathleen C. said...

First, I always enjoy your posts and all the interesting things you share with us. Thanks!
I've always loved classical music though I'm not knowledgeable about it. Bach's Brandenburg Concerti are my favorite. I also enjoy George Winston and discovered him years ago. Then there are the Beatles! I was a preteen when they appeared on teh Ed Sullivan Show.

Your giveaway is lovely. Every summer I put pots of geraniums on the front steps of my condo-I could make a quilt to match if I won your fabric :).

shez said...

Hi I love all rock and roll,anything sung by Elvis and my favourite would be jailhouse rock.Thankyou for a chance in your give away.
cheers shez
http://shez-enjoyinglife.blogspot.com

free indeed said...

I'm with you on preferring music to tv. I normally have music on everyday. Typically, inspirational gospel is what I listen to...I love the old hymns. I also grew up listening to my parents music..Big Bands, and smooth voiced singers like Nat King Cole...I love that stuff too.

Robyn said...

I like a lot of different styles of music but I mostly listen to the Eagles, Roxette, John Farnham and Brad Paisley. My offspring have introduced me to Nickleback and Train but it's only a few of their songs I like as the music is a bit 'heavy' for me.

Gene Black said...

A. Don't enter me in this drawing.

B. I love so many styles and types of music, I am not sure I can pick one.
I love piano and pennywhistle for me to play. I can be brought to tears by a beautiful piece, well played, on a violin.
Nope, I can't pick just one.

shez said...

Hi again Linda i have blogged about your site and thanks for the 2nd chance.
cheers shez
http://shez-enjoyinglife.blogspot.com

Rai said...

I love a good soundtrack, every time i hear the song I'll think of that movie. I love songs you can just belt out and ones that make you move - helpful when cleaning. Im not so much about the artist and following everything they do but i love individual songs. That being said i like stuff by, Red hot chilli peppers, charlie daniels band, goo goo dolls, Joshua Kadison and soooo many others

Robyn said...

Hello again, I blogged about your giveaway as I know some of my blog readers would like a chance to win this too.
http://robsews.blogspot.com/2011/02/gay-geraniums.html
cheers Robyn

Rochelle said...

Hi Linda,
I would love to be included, please :-)
I enjoy a large variety of music from 80's, Jazz, Classical and Christian music with Planetshakers and Hillsong United my favourites.
I am currently listening to Norah Jones and Madeline Peyroux and Michael Buble. My favourite songs include Sunrise - NJ, The Painter Song by Norah Jones.

My email is connormclaren@optusnet.com.au

Rochelle said...

I have blogged about your giveaway here http://rochellebuckley.blogspot.com/2011/02/lovely-linda-over-at-stray-stitches-is.html
Thanks Linda for the opportunity to go into the draw :-)

Jessica said...

My favorite song/music changes regularly. Right now I love the song "Wonderwall" by Oasis, which everyone loved a few years ago, Train, and Jack Johnson :)

Tiffany said...

I love all kinds of music. For quilting, I like to listen to upbeat - usually top 40 pop mixes. When I'm creating a new quilt, I usually throw on some County, to my husbands dismay :P
Any other time I love rock n roll. It's all mood. I love finding new great music!!

Chicago Bears Fan said...

I would love to enter your Think Spring Give away!
I love all types of music, opera however is not my favorite, or rap for that matter. I love Elton John, Rod Stewart, new stuff and his older stuff. Love Kenny G,!

Chicago Bears Fan said...

I also posted a link on my blog about the give away, thanks for the opportunity!
http://cocoweinerdog.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-is-for-birthdays.html

Deb said...

My favorite music is Christian, but not contemporary. I enjoy the quieter worshipful music. I'd love to win your fabrics!

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I like all kinds of music and over the years I've liked a bit of everything. But, lately I've enjoyed...silence. If I could buy a new CD I think it would be Michael W Smith.

How is your mom? Is she doing ok now?I'm trying to catch up on everything now.

I was going to do that BOM; but I've so many to do I decided not to.

Quilter in the Gap said...

My favorite music is contemporary gospel. I am a huge fan of Third Day. I love the rocky tempo but with an inspirational theme. thank you for the give away.

Sonia said...

Thanks for the opportunity of the giveaway. :)

I like all types of music, but Gospel music is my favorite. It soothes my soul. :)

Sonia said...

Hi again. I have posted your giveaway on my blog. I also have a giveaway going on. :) You can see yours promotion and mine at
http://sonia-wordscomingtogether.blogspot.com/2011/02/think-spring-giveaway.html

Christine M said...

I like all sorts of music. But with a teenager and one soon to be, I tend to listen to a lot of modern music!

Jolee said...

Love Christian Rock....Third Day is da bomb. :-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Chrissy said...

Hi Linda! Thanks for sharing about our giveaway at Sew Lux :)

I personally enjoy top 40 music most of the time, but am known to listen to Christian rock and country as well.

Happy sewing!

Victoria said...

I love all sorts of music. Boney James to James Taylor. Arrowsmith, the Beatles, Carly Simon. Saw the Justin Beiber movie with my son and that was great. Saw Tangled with my grandaughters nd that soundtrack was amazing. If it has a beat and I don't hear it every ten minutes on the radio, I love it!
Love this blog, too! Happy V Day.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Love all music, but when I'm quilting it has to be an old Boston album on CD. LOL Thanks for the fun giveaway! I love geraniums. :-) Can't wait to plant a few.. Have a happy weekend!

jmnstars said...

Wow...lots of comments here already! I love all kinds of music (except most country) and am loving that Glee is back on so I have a reason to sing at least once a week. :P My favorite song these days is "If I Had a Million Dollars" by Barenaked Ladies. I know, weird name for the group but a very cute song. Check it out! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Peach Rainbow said...

I don't listen to music that much now but when I used to I liked soft music :)
Thanks for the yummy giveaway!

Helle said...

Gorgeous fabrics!! Would love to win those for a lovely spring quilt. I also like piano music; and jazz... Being in my 50s I also like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen to name a few. Thanks for the chance. Greetings from Seoul.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance!!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Posted on my sidebar...thanks!!

Quilt Kitty said...

I like all sorts of music but have a real love of country. One song I can never hear too much is Keith Urban's 'Grace of God'. Very poignant! xx

Mariliz said...

My music taste is very wide, but one of my all time favorites is Tom Petty. I love Tom.

pixie13 said...

I love all sorts of music, from the 1920's to today. I have no favorite; it all depends on what kind of mood I'm in.
Lovely fabrics; thanks for the chance at them :)

Genevieve P said...

I love acapella choral music. Pretty much any style, any time period.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Joanna said...

Linda, I blogged about your giveaway. http://www.needlethreadhappiness.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-edition-of-christmas-quilt_12.html

Jessica said...

I blogged about your giveaway here :)
http://quiltyhabit.blogspot.com/2011/02/fabric-best-kind-of-mail.html

quiltzyx said...

I like most kinds of music. Not so much rap & hip-hop, but everything else. My clock-radio has an "adult-contemporary" station on it that I wake up to...and the other radio in my room has a classical station. I love the Beach Boys, especially California Saga. I just saw the movie "The King's Speech" tonight, and it had terrific music - Bach, Beethoven & Brahms, as well as period music.
Love your candle mat! So bright & cheerful. :^D

Elsina said...

Beautiful candle-mat you made. Very inspiring, I really would like to try making something like that :) Beautiful geranium fabrics also! Thanks for the chance!

My favorite music: Celtic/folk, classic, golden oldies, soundtracks. I get totally stressed out with trance, house and heavy metal etc.

deserae said...

I love pop music, something happy and fun! :)

Jenn said...

Well, my musical taste ranges from hip hop to broadway to pop to 50s. I'm a singer, so if I can sing to it, I love it. I was raised on the Beatles, doo-wop, and the music of the 60s, but I'm a child of the 80s so there's no telling what you might hear at any given moment from my speakers!

Recovering Perfectionist said...

Call me a dork (it's OK, I'm fine with it), but I love collegiate a cappella music. (Also jazz & 80's guilty pleasures)

Briarside Lane said...

Hi again, Linda... I'm working my way back through posts.

OOOOH! Great Post!!! I LOVE music. The mood I'm in and what I am doing sets the style that I listen to. My most favorite are classical and sacred... specifically Chopin, the 3B's, Mendelsohn. And I have an in-house pianist, you know, who indulges me every now and again. ;-D

Contemporary sacred music has to be choral works of John Rutter (Requiem being a fave-- The Lord is My Shepherd is quite beautiful) and the Cambridge Singers. My sister studied at Peabody and being a PK, I was exposed to a lot of sacred music.

Still love Aerosmith, Journey, the Stones, CSN (mostly without Y) and James Taylor, too. Too many contemporary artists in every genre to mention. LOVE movie scores! And then there is.... The Platters and Etta James, B.B. King... which makes me think of Eric Clapton... The list could go on and on and on... Bet you're sorry you asked this question!

Your candle mat is cute! And I like the decorative stitches.

Thanks for the heads-up for the Garden Party BOM... being a birdie lover, too! And I like to applique. Sorry you had to much trouble with the Steam-A-Seam... haven't tried it. This pattern will be a great stash-buster.

HURRY SPRING!

Have a great week! ...Karen

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Hi from one Linda to another! Would you believe my favorite music is Christmas music?? I especially like arrangements by Mannheim Steamroller, one of my favs is Away in a Manger. And then, I like Silent Night being hummed by Mahalia Jackson!

Linda

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

I forgot to mention I'd like to be included in your giveaway - doh! I posted it on my blog: http://eatsleepquilt.blogspot.com/2011/02/happy-valentines-day-and-giveaway.html

Linda

Madame Samm said...

Happy Valentines Day Linda..and good morning to ya...please don't include me in this giveaway...as you can only imagine...I have lot';s lot's of fabric...but I did wnat to add some of my fav music is broadway...I LOVED RENT...still am mesmerized by not only the music but the whole message behind it...we are all sharing the same world....glad I get to share it with you...

Mamacessories said...

I would love to be included in the giveaway! My favorite music really changes with my mood, but right now I have been listening to insrumental CD created by a woman I went to school with many years ago! She plays the flute beautifully and her CD is so pretty and soothing, usually I love Classic and Southern Rock and anything I can sing my heart out to!
The blocks are looking good!
Maria

Sunnybec said...

Hi Linda, I like all sorts of music. I have just bought a cd by Adele heard her promoting one of her songs and loved it. I also like Faith Hill, Robbie Williams, and 50s, 60s and some 70s music.

Lynda said...

I can't believe I haven't commented already. Love your blog and love the fabric. I gravitate towards Country music but I do enjoy listening to most music.

Carla said...

I like most kinds of music - but most days like something with a beat to get me going. My favorites are: Celine Dion, Bon Jovi, Elton John, David Foster, Frank Mills, The Beach Boys and the 80's & some 90's music. Thanks for a chance to win your awesome fabric giveaway. :)

kbgood2 said...

I am an old time rock and roll gal anything that can get me off my feet moving is great. I am trying to like some new stuff though it has been hard. I do like some of Lady GaGa's. Normally I have to look up the lyrics so I can sing along! Thank you for the chance to win material! Spring seems along way off up here in Wisconsin.

kbgood2 said...

I posted about the 5 yard spring giveaway on facebook. I would love to win that. Thank you.

Peaceful Piecer said...

I like classic rock. I still love the Beatles after all these years.

Michele Hester said...

This week my favorite music is classical...that could change. ;-)

Michele Hester said...

I am posting your giveaway on my blog giveaway page:
http://quilting-tutorials.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I pretty much like Classical music, but I also enjoy some movie pieces like from Pride and Prejudice, and I always enjoyed Sound of Music.

Nanbon44 said...

I am now following your blog, I just love it... B

Anya said...

I have eclectic taste in music, but my favorite piece is Pachelbel's Canon. Thanks for the chance!

gill said...

I love heavy metal/rock - anything by Led Zeppelin would make my day!!
Thanks for the giveaway

Shirley said...

What a generous giveaway! My favourite piece is Parchebel's Canon.

Kylie said...

I like blues and jazz but not the modern instrumental smooth jazz stuff. Old Bessie Smith recordings are great. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

JanetK said...

My favorite music depends on the setting and my mood - but for generic times I gravitate to rock and alternative. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tiffany said...

Usually I like country music the best, but lately I have been listening to a lot of Stix, Journey, and Chicago.

Craftstress Kira said...

I just love music. Lately been listening to a lot of Sara Bareilles.

Thx for the chance to win!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I like old rock music like Bruce Springsteen - maybe Dancing on the Ceiling!

marth225 said...

When it comes to music I pretty much like everything (except rap) but my favorite can be said in one word 'ELVIS' (does that show my age). The fabrics are great I already have a design in mind - Thanks

http://averagequilter.blogspot.com/

Needled Mom said...

My first choice of music to listen to is Country, but I am definitely a "mood" person when it comes to music.

I'm so glad that your SIL is doing better. I hope hospitals are out of your life for awhile!!

Lixa said...

i love 70s and 80s music for listening, and latino music for dancing!

MoeWest said...

I love most kinds of music, with the exception of rap. I don't know a lot about opera, but I saw Phantom of the Opera on stage and I love the music from it. I really enjoy music featuring piano and of course, rock and roll! As soon as Christmas is over, I'm ready for spring. Thanks for the giveaway.

Impera_Magna said...

Blogged about your THINK SPRING GIVE-AWAY today... here's the URL...

http://imperamagna.blogspot.com/2011/02/fabric-therapy.html

quiltingnana said...

I am definitely thinking spring! My favorite music...that is hard to say. It depends on my mood. Sometimes I like Motown other times Kenny G...

Paula said...

I'd love to be entered to yr giveaway! mmmh, my fav music is.... ALL sort of music, I LOVE music and gives sense to my life.
I'd not be the same without music, definitely! But Jazz, pop, classic, rock......the list in endless.
Tks fr the chance! xoxo

Jo said...

Thanks for the giveaway offer I would love to be included! I listen to a variety of music when doing things. I Jump around from Hendrix to James Gang, then over to CCR and Blue Oyster Cult, Lets not forget Skynard and David Allen C. Guess I just like variety.

Kira said...

Classical music is where my heart lies. I am a classical singer. A lovely piece fills me with life. Il Divo is a group of men, from various countries, who are a thrill to listen to.

Dian said...

Polka music is the best!

Natasha said...

I have a pretty wide range of music in my list of favorites. Lately I have been listening to classic rock on Pandora. My favorite classic rock band is Led Zepplin. I also like Tool, Pearl Jam, and Radiohead among others.

SewCalGal said...

I love all sorts of music, but I guess music from the 60's is probably my favorite.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SewCalGal said...

I follow

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SewCalGal said...

I posted about your giveaway on my page where I share insights on giveaways and contests: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

SewCalGal
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Lou said...

I love country music the best.

Address is we3sew4u@netscape.net

Thanks, Lou

Queen_B said...

I love to listen to music that encourages creativity. Rock! ps, I am so new to blogging i am not sure how it all works yet.

Queen_B said...

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Deborah said...

I pretty much listen to the 60's. the music of my youth. LOL Thanks, Linda for letting me enter your giveaway.

Marj said...

I like all kinds of music, after all I am the eclectic quilter.

jdqltr said...

I'm a rock 'n roll junkie, but these past few years it's more Adult Alternate. My favorite artist is Adele, so soulful, so original. Love her voice and her music. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

GerryART said...

I enjoy classical playing in the background during the day.
I truly adore your candle mat!

Hugs,
Gerry

Patty D from NC said...

Favorite music to quilt buy is Mama Mia.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I don't really think I stick with any specific genre of music - I love Pavarotti, Anya, Lady Antebellum, Christina Aguilera, so as you can tell, I'm not much on sticking with one "favorite". Same with my fabrics. Not just one "favorite", just a lot of "favorites". dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I've posted about your giveaway on my blog. http://deborah-deborahstestblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway-at-stray-stitches.html

dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bridget B said...

I like light classical but my favorite song is 'You Raise Me Up'
Your Geranium fabric is beautiful-makes me think spring. We had about 6 in. of snow today. I am a follower. Thanks for having a giveaway.

Slovenka said...

I would love to win your fabric. It's lovely. I grew up with windows filled with geraniums, so I am very fond of them. My favorite music is baroque music, and everything Handel. And Bach, and Mozart, and...classical music altogether.
Thanks for giving me a chance to win.

jane p said...

I love country music most but only the pop ones. No honky tonk stuff for me.

Irina said...

I like Irish traditional music and we play a lot of it at home!

Diane N said...

I mostly like pop rock or alternative. I also like to listen to contemporary Christian music.

KQ Sue said...

I like Celtic, Country and Classical Music. Favorite Celtic song - Mountain Thyme.
FYI - Celtic is pronounced Keltic - only basketball people pronounce it Seltic. Kind of like nails down a blackboard when someone at a Scottish Festival says Seltic Music or Seltic Jewelry.

Nancy Sue said...

Oh Linda, how I hope your geranium fabrics help bring on the spring here on the east coast. We are going from 65 during the day to lower 30's at night. We don't know weather or whether to sweat or shiver! I'm a show tunes kinda gal so I'd have to go with the music from the broadway show "Once on This Island". Not only great music but a plot you can imagine in song just by listening to the soundtrack :)

Mutti said...

I like Broadway show tunes and 50-60s Oldies... I would love to win your fabric giveaway. Such pretty fabrics! Thank you!

Cheryll said...

I felt sure I'd left a comment but couldn't find it... so here goes again. Maybe I'll be luckier this time around! I listen to country music alot... but rock and roll would be my favourite.

Cheryll said...

Oh how rude of me... I forgot to say ThAnK YoU for the chance to win! Sorry.

Leah said...

I listen to a large variety of music depending on my mood. Celtic, pipes, country, rock, classical...

Thanks for the giveaway

Mary Burn said...

I like bluegrass music. We have 4 other couples that we camp with and go to lots of bluegrass gatherings. Our pastor has a bluegrass gospel group that we really enjoy. Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

Valerie said...

I like all kinds of music, but I love piano music. I used to play piano until I had my stroke. I don't play the piano any more but I love to hear other people play. I like gospel music and classical music just the same. Thank you for a chance to win! I love the fabrics you chose.

Jodi said...

I may be a little late - I am not sure with the time zones but I am new to your blog and am looking forward to following - looks inspiring to me.

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