Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Did Someone Say "GIVEAWAY" ?


A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work.
~Morris Fishbein

Hello, my friends!!!  I'm back from my blog-less vacation/family time :)  We had an absolutely wonderful time with my DD#1, SIL, and grandsons.  We celebrated birthdays with family and friends.  We visited the local water park.  We watched as GS#1 enjoyed the blow-up pool.  We played Wii.  The little one learned a new word or two.  It was so much fun having the grandsons around and seeing the world through their eyes.  But I did miss all of my friends in blogland.  It felt extremely strange not blog hopping and preparing my daily blog.  I did spend a little time yesterday catching up on a few of your blogs, finding giveaways, and reading my backlog of emails.  I was only on the computer twice when family was here - can you believe that?  But I'm back and ready to pick up where I left off.  So here we go........

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PHOTO FACT OF THE DAY


Two Days In One
Today, June 21, marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and simultaneously heralds the beginning of winter in the southern hemisphere. On June 21, there are 24 hours of daylight north of the Arctic Circle (66.5° north of the equator) and 24 hours of darkness south of the Antarctic Circle (66.5° south of the equator).
Rumor has it that if you hear the call of a cuckoo today, that bird is predicting a wet summer. Don't ask me how he knows the future, he just does. The best way to avoid hearing the call of the cuckoo is to avoid areas with a dense population of cuckoo birds. Likewise, if you hear the call of a person yelling, 'Cuckoo! Cuckoo!' it might be advisable to avoid them too.
How am I celebrating Summer Solstice?  By staying inside under the A/C on a day that is predicted to be 106 degrees!!

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A WEEK AWAY

I don't want to bore you with the ton of pictures I took of my grandsons so I just made a simple collage depicting a couple of the things we did....


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MAIL RECEIVED

While I was away on my little absence, I received two items that I won out in blogland.  First came my winnings from Sharon at Vroomans Quilts.....

I won some Kathy Schmidt - Full Circle - 2 panels and 3 FQs - tan.  I'm not exactly sure what I will be making with these but you can bet they won't be stuffed on a shelf and forgotten.  Thank you, Sharon!!

I also received a squishy from the Fat Quarter Shop.....

Melissa from Happy Quilting had a giveaway and I was the lucky winner of this beautiful assortment of fat quarters.  These are Natural Elements by Patricia Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics.  The colors are so much prettier in person.  I just love the colors!  Thank you so much, Melissa and Fat Quarter Shop!!!
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MY VACATION GIVEAWAY

I did very little sewing during the week I was away from blogging.  Okay, I did sew around 20 stepping stones for my Grandmother's Flower Garden, but nobody wants to see a bunch of white hexagons.  So, instead, how about if I have a giveaway.  After all, I haven't had one for the month of June!  What can you win?  Well............

how about this Connecting Threads Kit?  This is a kit for Hen & Chicks Table Runner.  It contains 3 1/2  yards of fabric.  The breakdown is as follows: 
Top fabric (Lily Pads - Blue) = 1 3/4 yards
2nd Fabric (Basket Weave - Lt Brown) = 1/2 yard
3rd Fabric (Packed Summer Flowers - Blue) = 1/2 yard
4th Fabric (Sketched Floral - Cream) = 1/2 yard
Bottom Fabric (Vining Stripe - Blue) = 1/4 yard
Paper = Pattern Instructions
AND.....
Aren't these embroidery scissors just too cute?  This is Bella Blue - Embroidery Angels 4" embroidery scissors. 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
One lucky winner will win both the kit and the scissors.  How can you win? 

1.  Leave me a comment.  Just that easy.  Any comment will do. 
2.  For a second entry, blog about this giveaway.  Then come back and leave me a second comment and include a link to where you blogged about the giveaway. I will be checking!

Rules
*This giveaway is open to everyone!  Foreign, domestic, wild, tame, purple, pink, yellow - well, you get the idea - lol!
*No more than 2 entries per person!
*If you are a No Reply blogger, you must leave me your email in your comment.  If I can't contact you, you can't win.  I had to eliminate over 10 people from my last giveaway because there was no way to reach them - so sad :(
*This giveaway will end Sunday, July 3, at 8:00 pm.  I will announce the winner no later than Monday, July 4, at 10:00 am.

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TODAY'S GOAL

Today I need to make the second flower for my swap partner and make a flower for myself for One Flower Wednesday.

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GIVEAWAYS

Samelia's Mum is having a giveaway.  You could win a GO! Baby Cutter and 3 dies of your choice.  This giveaway ends Sunday, June 26, at 9:00 pm AEST.

KoolBeenz is having their weekly giveaway.  You could win a $25 shop credit to Skye Reve Fabrics.  This giveaway ends Friday, June 24, at midnight EST.

Jolly Jabber is having a giveaway.  You could be one of two winners of 10 Sweet Jane's Quilting Patterns.  This giveaway ends Friday, June 24.

Sew I Quilt is having a giveaway.  You could win an I Rock tool.  This giveaway ends Wednesday morning, June 23.

It Seams To Be Sew is having a giveaway.  You could win 2 charm packs of Terrain by Kate Spain (and this won't be available in stores until September!).  This giveaway ends Monday, July 4.

1 Choice 4 Quilting is having an "Awesome" giveaway. Shawna is giving away 4 fat quarter bundles of Strawberry Fields and 2 yards of matching Bella solids for sashing.  This giveaway ends Monday, June 27, at 10:00 pm EST.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting is having her first giveaway.   Cheryl is giving away An OLFA Circle Rotary Cutter (18mm) and the product demo disc that goes with it, a pattern, 'Bundle of 12 - Beach Balls' by Amelie Scott Designs, and a pattern, 'Gifts All Around' by Aarol Penny Pattenden.  Cheryl will select a winner on Tuesday evening, July 5.

Annie's Ruby Slipperz is having her weekly Mystery Monday giveaway.  By answering Annie's mystery question you are entered in the drawing for 5 fat quarters.  The drawing will be on Wednesday, June 22, at midnight MST.

Jay Bird Quilts is having a sponsored giveaway.  You could win a full collection of fat quarters of Outside Oslo by Jessica Jones from Pink Chalk.  This giveaway ends Wednesday, June 22, at 10:00 pm EST.

Crazy Mom Quilts is having a giveaway.  You could win an AccuQuilt GO! Baby Cutter and 3 dies of your choice.  Not sure when this one ends :(

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FINAL THOUGHT

Today is my Monday even though it's Tuesday.  I have my sewing room back in order and my piles layed out just so.  Sadly, I don't have my sewing machine back from being serviced yet - hopefully Wednesday evening.  In the mean time, I'm talking kindly to my little Janome, coaxing it through some easy steps so that I don't get too far behind on my monthly commitments.  I am eager to start a new project that involves both piecing and embroidery.  My Christmas quilt is still at the long arm quilter and should be ready by the end of the month.  Time to get busy, so I'm off to sewing................

All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle.
~Ellen Birdseye Wheaton, 1851

225 comments:

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Natasha said...

Beautiful fabrics and a lovely giveaway! Thanks for keeping a great blog!

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Wecome back! I thought there was something wrong with blogger when I didn't see your blog posts but then I remembered you had your family visiting. Glad you enjoyed yourself. As far as your giveaway goes, I'd love to win those adorable scissors.

marth225 said...

Welcome back - I was wondering where you were. I'm going to take that same vacation soon. I have 4 babies I need to see.

Marydon said...

How nice you had such a fun time with the kid-lings. Never can see enough of them, they grow too quickly.

Lovely giveaway.
Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon
blushing_rose_boutique@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

Welcome back. You were missed. I'm so glad you had all that time to enjoy your family. And now we get you back. I love to start my day with your blog!
Have a great day.

Impera_Magna said...

I'm glad you had a lovely vacation/visit with your grands, who look like they're great fun!

Thanks for the chance at the give away...

Colleen said...

You are so lucky! You always win the best giveaways!

Sandy said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you had such a great time with your family. Thanks for the opportunity to win.=)

Donna said...

Wow! Great giveaway. I love the scissors! Welcome back. You have been missed.

yorkie mom said...

Welcome Back! You are my "first blog to check out in the morning with my coffee!" I love the scissors and kit! beautiful!! gougeonathome@charter.net

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I would be happy with the scissors - oh, I want those, so cute!! Welcome back and aren't those Pat Bravo colors just fabulous. Missed you, but family time is more important - those little ones are growing fast.

krisgray said...

Welcome back - missed you with my morning coffee! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Deb said...

Hi Linda! Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation...everyone needs a break from blogging every once in awhile. But you were definitely missed! I'd love to enter your giveaway - the kit looks wonderful and so do the cutesy scissors! Welcome back!

Annie said...

So glad you're back, missed you. Grandsons are adorable, nice to see them playing on the panel mat.

Take care,
Annie
: )

Linda said...

Count me in on your giveaway. I would love those little scissors!
We haven't had rain in so long I think I'm off to find a cuckoo!!!

The Mayo Family said...

Morning & welcome back!
I am going to make it my Monday as well! (smile)
I am a Momma of many & my one older daughter is always up early with me & we check my blog list & we are begining to use yours as a part of our school as we home school!
Ha~ my Anna will share
"Fact of the day" from you! Funny...did not know you were a teachers helper! Thanks for the cute way you share & the great give-away!
Blessings~
~Lori

Sarah Craig said...

Hi, Linda! So nice to see you back - and what a great giveaway to celebrate your return!! Woohoo!!

Sarah Craig said...

And I blogged about your giveaway here:

http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2011/06/make-list-monday-52-summers-in-full.html

Needled Mom said...

We missed you! I do hope the cuckoo clock bird doesn't count for the hearing of the cuckoo bird!!!! 106*??? Wow! Come on down here. We actually hit 79 yesterday, but it is drizzly again today.

I looked for a blog yesterday as it was National Milkshake Day and I wanted to see what you wrote about it. Darn.

It looks like the visit was loads of fun and I was glad to see a picture of the boys enjoying your quilt.

You certainly had a lot of nice squishy packages arrive at your house. Congratulations.

Your giveaway is wonderful. The CT kit is going to make up beautifully.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You got the blue scissors I wanted to get (they were out). If I win, I'll give my green scissors away. Sounds fair to me. Love the fat quarters you got.

Fiesta said...

Linda, I hope I am not too late. Thank you for the chance to win such a lovely prize.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Hey, I blogged about your giveaway. I've never blogged about someone else's giveaway before. http://cherylsteapots2quilting.blogspot.com/2011/06/mail-call-and-giveaways.html

Mommarock said...

It looks and sounds like you had a great time on vacation. Back to reality.. and a bit of relaxation.. thanks for such a great giveaway.. it looks delightful!

tpott said...

Glad your back we missed you also. From the collage photos it looks like you and your family had a great time. I love the collage I'm not very computer savy. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! ;>

Sandra :) said...

Welcome back - it sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family, and those GSs of yours are totally adorable :)

Errrrrrrrrrrr 106??!! YIKES!! It's supposed to go up to 24C (75F) today - that's hot enough for me, lol. We don't even have the a/c on yet - the weather has been just under my heat threshold (for which my wallet is thankful!) :)

Thank you for a sweet giveaway - good luck to everybody!

rubyslipperz said...

I just want to say...I MISSED YOU!!
So, glad you had a good time being "off" (no pun intend, wink, wink!)

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

Caroline said...

That is a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. And I did not realize it was the first day of summer. Our community and the town I work in, are in the fight of their lives, because of flooding. We are not in the evac zone, but are a little close for comfort.

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

Glad you had a great time with your family! I was just thinking about you this morning before I got on the computer, about how much time you put into each blog posting. Thanks for all you do!

Alina said...

Welcome back! You've been missed. Nice pictures, glad that you had a good time with your family.

And, what a generous giveaway, especially that pair of embroidery scissors. It is just adorable! Thanks for the chance.

A.J. Dub. said...

Linda! Welcome back! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I have missed reading your fun posts. I am a little bummed we don't have cuckoo birds around here. We could use some wet weather. Although we had a fabulous thunderstorm last night so maybe someone around here heard one! :)

Terry said...

Love the giveaway kit! And those scissors are so cute! Thanks so much! :0)

Mamacessories said...

Oh it looks like you had a really nice vacation! How great that you are able to share your grandsons vacations with them - so many great memories made for you and them! Thank you for the chance to be in a giveaway too!

Staci said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a wonderful time with those cute little boys, and their parents, too! Happy sewing today, and I hope your main machine gets back from it's spa treatments very soon! Thanks for the giveaway, that is a darling little kit and you know how I feel about runners!

Char said...

Glad you're back and that you had fun with the family.
Congrats on the winnings!

Kira said...

What is the Swapping Integrity Pledge? It didn't link anywhere for me.

Kira said...

I blogged it here

http://howdyadothat.blogspot.com/2011/06/stray-stitches-is-having-giveaway.html

LynCC said...

Hey, welcome back :D We missed you.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So glad to see you back Linda. And thanks for sharing such a generous giveaway!

jmniffer said...

Welcome back from vacation. It looks like you had a grand time. Thanks for the chance at a wonderful giveaway.
jmniffer at comcast dot net

WoolenSails said...

It looks like you had a wonderful vacation and time with the family. We are doing our anniversary week at home this year, so a few days of paddling and then rain:(

Love the prize you won, her things are wonderful.

Debbie

Valerie Z said...

Welcome back from vacation! They are a way to re-energize, re-focus, and relax! Also gives us a chance to be little kids again and play in the dirt! Family is everything! The scissors are adorable and thank you for the chance to win! Enjoy the day!

Sunnybec said...

Hi Linda, welcome back, we missed you! Looks like you had a fabulous time though it's always good to catch up with family. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway too..loving those scissors. Linda x

stitch_days said...

Welcome home from what sounds like a great vacation and congratulations on winning such pretty fabric. I would love to win your wonderful prize package.
Rita E in AZ

Ellie said...

Oh, what a nice kit! It looks like you had a great time on vacation.

Anne said...

Welcome back, Linda! So glad you had a good visit with your precious loved ones. Looks like your handsome little guys enjoyed their road course quilt! I noticed that Snickerdoodle watched the goings-on.

You were missed, but I know you enjoyed taking a little break. That's a great giveaway, by the way!

stitch_days said...

I posted about your drawing on my blog:
http://stitchdays.blogspot.com/2011/06/table-runner-pattern-fabric-and.html
and I also put a link in my right side bar.
Rita E in AZ

Anne said...

Blogged at http://anne-writehere.blogspot.com/2011/06/stray-stitches-did-someone-say-giveaway.html

Sandra said...

What a fun kit and the scissors are too cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

AMKreations said...

How fun! Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

Diane H said...

Thanks for a chance, Linda. Connecting Threads have such wonderful kits.

Hilachas said...

I missed reading your blog while you were on vacation with your family but I'm so glad you had the vacation and enjoyed your family. My husband and I are still in California enjoying our daughter and her family. What a beautiful state you live in! Welcome back! Your giveaway sounds lovely. The scissors are too cute and the fabric and kit are beautiful!

Kimberly R. said...

Wonderful giveaway - I would love to enter!!
Thanks :)

Teresa said...

Those scissors are too cute to pass up. Would love to enter.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Welcome back!!!! I missed you bunches, but it sounds as though you had a wonderful time with the family. And don't ever think you would bore us - we'd love to see photos.

Thanks for the giveaway. Someone is going to be thrilled when you pick the winner.

Maria said...

I was delighted to see you were back Linda. Missed reading your posts.
I love to see photos of your GSs never boring.
What a great giveaway too.

Patty C. said...

Glad you are back - I hope you enjoyed your vacation !!!!! (It sounds like you did)

The grandchildren are beautiful :)

Did you say Hexagon !!!!!! Love them :)

And,
What a lovely giveaway - Please include me
Hugs,

Joanna said...

Welcome back to blogland, Linda. Handsome boys who look like they enjoyed the quilt you made for them. You must have loved seeing that. Happy First Day of Summer.

Kathy MacKie said...

Grandkids are the best aren't they. Mine range from 16 to 6 and I wouldn't trade them for the world. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lee said...

Welcome back! Thanks for including me in your giveaway! I am a follower
butler83ataoldotcom

Cyndi said...

Hi Linda! Welcome back....so glad that you had a relaxing and fun vacation. And your grandsons are as adorable as can be!

I would love to be entered in your give away....thank you so much for the opportunity to win such an awesome prize! Be sure to come and visit me on Monday...I'll be having a give away, too! :o)

Have a wonderful day!

XOXO,

Cyndi

arlette said...

Oh pleaseeeeeeeeeee, enter me in the drawing, I love to give a bite to the yummy fabrics and the scissors get me speechless, I'm a scissor collector and this one's soooo cute, thank you for sharing and welcome back!!!!!!!!!

Kathy MacKie said...

I just blogged about your darling giveaway athttp://quiltingalongthegorge.blogspot.com/. Good luck to everyone and thanks for the giveaway.

sunny said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to give it a new home, to free up some space so you can go shopping for more! Welcome back to blogland. You were missed.

Kathy said...

Welcome back, Linda. We missed you, but we know you needed to spend precious time with the grandsons. They are only little once. Welcome back. Glad you had a nice vacation!

Jen said...

So glad to have you back! Glad to hear you had such a great time with your family. Happy Summer!! Today I'm wearing my first dress to work. It's supposed to be hot here in NorCal too! Great giveaway, I really like that table-topper.

Jen said...

So glad to have you back! Glad to hear you had such a great time with your family. Happy Summer!! Today I'm wearing my first dress to work. It's supposed to be hot here in NorCal too! Great giveaway, I really like that table-topper.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation and you photo collage is darling! Have a great day!

Kathryn said...

Lucky you - you snagged some great wins. Thanks for offering your readers a chance to be equally lucky. Have a great summer. Kathie L in Allentown

Belinda said...

Pretty cool giveaway!! Sounds like you had a great vacation. Thanks too, for the list of giveaways!

ElfRenee said...

Those scissors are so cute!!!

Christine said...

Welcome back! You we're missed. Beautiful group of fat quarters you won. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Your Grandsons look like they had a great time! Those scissors are so cute.

flowerofshona said...

Welcome back!!
Glad you had a wonderful time :)
Wish we could get sch pretty scissors over here they are stunning !!!!!
Thanks for the chance to win xxxx

flowerofshona said...

just put a link on my blog...
http://quiltingflower.blogspot.com/

Lana said...

MORE VAY-CAY Pictures!!! Did you really think that was too many????

Glad you are back, I am all caught up on the back issues of your blog that I missed, and yesterday when I clicked on to see you back...I nearly PANICKED! You weren't here and I couldn't read your day....
SO YOU CAN IMAGINE...how gleeful I am right now reading all about the Summer's two days in one...about grandbabies and vacation...giveaways...and stitching and still recovering sewing machines! awwwwwwwhhh.
All is well in the world again.
Thank you Linda. :)

quiltzyx said...

Welcome back to Blogland Linda!

It was good to read that you had such a wonderful time with your family during your, um, blog-cation. ;^)

Thanks for the giveaway too!

quiltercaroline said...

Hi Linda. Welcome back - I have missed your daily postings, but I am glad you have had a good time with family. You have certainly come back with a bang with the giveaway - the scissors are soo cute. Thank you. C

Debra said...

Welcome back. You are one of my must reads and was missed!

Debra said...

I blogged about your giveaway here: http://itsmelealee.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Brita said...

Lucky you, what wonderful giveaways you received!! And lucky you, what adorable grands you have -- those pictures are like the perfect family vacation. Love the fabrics you're giving away, and the scissors are really cute. Very nice!!

Mimi said...

Nothing like a vacation... mine will be in 9 days!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway - cute scissors!

Kathy said...

I blogged about your giveaway at
http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2011/06/sunflower-seeds-quiltalong-quilt.html

Maria Teresa said...

Welcome back! You gave quite a scare for I didn't know what happened to you being away from blogging for such a long time. Luckily it was for a good reason. Hope you have enjoyed your holidays.
P.S. Thank you for another great giveaway.

Catskill Quilter said...

Welcome back, Linda! You certainly were missed -- so great to see the kids with their special car mat!

Kathy H said...

I missed you while you were busy having fun. But I thought of you and the grandkids and knew you would be having a great time. Your giveaway is great. Those scissors are so cute. I think the hens and chicks looks like the cats and kittens pattern too but I could be wrong. Welcome back.

Kasey said...

Glad you had a fun week! I celebrated the longest day of the year by going for TWO runs! I'll be feeling this tomorrow....!
The scissors are too darn cute!

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I love the fabric in this kit, but those scissors make me drool. For those who don't win, could you give us the link to where you found those scissors? Thanks.

Christine M said...

Welcome back Linda! I missed reading all your interesting facts of the day. Glad you had a lovely time with your family. Here in Australia June 21 is the shortest day of the year! As it's now winter, it was a very cold, windy and wet day! Good day for sewing. Thanks for the great giveaway. Hugs, Christine

Sallie said...

Welcome back to blogland! I like the picture of the boys playing with their quilt that you made.

Sallie said...

I blogged about your giveaway at http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/

marina said...

sounds like you have had a lovely time away.
Was wondering if you received the June hexie flowers I sent you? I sent them a few weeks ago so am worried they have gone on a holiday!
Would love to be included for your gorgeous give away.

Becky said...

Yahoo, Linda is back!!! Glad to hear that you had a great visit with your family. You were missed:)

Sandi P said...

I love the table runner kit and since I have recently started embroidering again after a long break I think I really need those adorable little embroidery scissors to keep me motivated ;) Thanks for the chance to win them both.

Marcia W. said...

Welcome back! I posted a note as to exactly when you said you would return to blogging - and here you are. Thanks for the giveaway. My mother saw the kit in connecting threads so I KNOW who will get to work on it should I be so fortunate as to win. Glad you had a great time.

Talin's Corner said...

Welcome back! I am glad that you had fun with the family and I can only imagine how hard it must've been to keep away (LOL)!

Barbara said...

Welcome back! I missed your informative post each day. Glad you had a good time.

Barbara said...

I blogged about your giveaway.

http://catpatches.blogspot.com/2011/06/giveaways.html

Gene Black said...

Welcome back. I am glad this is the longest day of the year. I got home from work and had a headache. I laid down "for a few minutes" and woke up two hours later. I couldn't tell if it was "a.m." or "p.m." LOL. I am glad it was p.m. I would have been late for work.

annmarie said...

I missed you last week but I'm so glad you had a good time with your family. those grandkids look like they kept you busy! I need a new tablerunner too so thanks for the chance.

Lynda said...

Welcome back! You've been missed. Your grandsons are adorable. glad you had so much fun.

jennifer said...

I'm glad your back cause I missed ya:) Nice giveaway too.

Mom C said...

Wondered where you were. I missed your blog. Love those scissors. Good to get to read you again.

Patty D from NC said...

Thanks for a chance to win table runner kit.

jennifer said...

Of course I blogged about it.

Jo said...

That little scissor is totally the coolest.

Pam said...

Welcome back from vacation. Glad to hear that you had a great time. I so enjoy seeing life through the eyes of my grandkids too!

LethargicLass said...

So glad to have you back and glad you had a great visit! Those scissors are adorable!

Cecilia said...

Welcome back. I love the scissors, they are adorable. Thanks for the giveaway.

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I cannot believe you do not have your machine back yet. Are you going stir crazy? Glad to have you back.
Hugs from your friend,
Carolyn

Pat V. said...

I don't know about clever and witty, but those scissors are too cute! The table runner kit ain't too shabby, either!

quiltmom said...

So glad that you had such a lovely family time - those are the moments one waits for - the little celebrations of new words and trying to be the best at some Wi game only to find yourself laughing together.
Looks like a very nice pattern and those scissors are too cool too.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

quiltma said...

Love the scissors and the kit. I just love Connecting Threads.

Slovenka said...

Welcome back and thanks for the giveaway.

Janet said...

What cute scissors! Glad to see you back and hope you are well rested from your holiday.

Miri said...

Welcome back! Thanks for this wonderful giveaway-gorgeous fabrics!

Irina said...

great to see you back! thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway!

hueisei said...

Thanks for the giveaways update again :) I loves following your blog :D
And thanks for the chance to win the gifts. The embroidery scissors is too cute :D

Michell said...

Thanks for a lovely giveaway. Love those scissors. Already have a black pair..so cute

Linda K said...

I'm so glad that I found your blog a while back, so interesting and fun, too. Who knew the story of velcro!! Thanks for the chance to win. Hope it cools down a bit for you. Keep cool with those Klondike bars- love 'em!

Kim said...

I read your blog regularly, but I don't think I've ever commented. I enjoy your facts and quotes in addition to the sewing!

AMKreations said...

I blogged this morning about your giveaway!
http://amkreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/visit-some-great-giveaways.html

Sheila said...

Great giveaway ,the fabrics are lovely and those scissors are so darn cute .Thanks for the chance to win .

free indeed said...

I'll be having some grandkid time in less than two weeks and FOR two weeks. Looks like you all had a great time. I can't wait to see the kids. They grow up so fast and distance sure does get in the way of enjoying them.
Just had my sister here and she picked out some fabrics for me to make her a runner...if I win, maybe I'll bless her with two!

Megan Harmeyer said...

You don't have to enter me in the giveaway, but I wanted to comment on this post anyway. The pics of the boys are great! I need to sort through all of my pics because the hubs hasn't even seen most of them yet. The boys had so much fun visiting (so did we). I wish we lived closer. *dislike*

Heartsdesire said...

So glad you enjoyed your vacation with the grandkids. Sounds like you were kept very busy. Thanks for the giveaway, and you're right, those scissors are too cute.

jbrgeternity said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog and finding that you really have a full life with your delightful grandchildren..you are so blessed. And isn't it great to share those special moments of shared love via the crafting community too, you were doubly blessed there. It is the nicest feeling to recieve a little treasure from another who you knows really loves and enjoys the things they do...I received a lovely package myself today and it made my heart just soar heaven-ward. These are just priceless tokens of love!

scottylover said...

Wow, how did I miss this one? Thanks for the reminder....

Please count me in. I love the fabrics and kits from Connecting Threads!

Happy Wednesday!
Sandy A

Melissa said...

I'm not sure how I have missed finding you before today! I have enjoyed reading here today and look forward to coming back again and again:) Thanks for offering the chance to win the great table runner kit!!! Have a Blessed Wednesday!

Calikisses said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your vaca. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Here's my "any comment" You were missed.

Billie in TX

Ella said...

Happy summer!
ellaredstar (at) gmail (dot) com

Winona said...

Lovely giveaway, Linda. Good to have you back. Glad you had a great vacation.

Jen said...

I blogged about this giveaway at The Quilty Home!

pianomama said...

Tee Hee! Glad to find your blog! On my birthday no less! Happy Day-After-Summer-Solstice:-)

Rochelle said...

Hi, how are you?
It so great to be back and reading your posts once again :-)
Those fabrics look gorgeous and the pattern with them doesn't look to shabby either.
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win :-)
Have an awesome day.

rochellebuckley(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot)au

Prima Donna said...

Those embroidery scissors are sooo cute. Glad you enjoyed your vacation. I am on mine as I write this. First vacation for me and my hubby in 20 years that did not include visiting relatives.

Shannon said...

So nice to have you back. I can't wait to have grandkids. they sound like so much fun. Al play and no work. Looks like they were happy and having fun. Thank you for the give away. You had some very nice wins yourself. LOL!

Luci said...

Wonderful give away. Thanks!

QuilterLaura said...

WHat a lovely table runner. If I am not lucky enough to win I just might have to whip one up for myself. It would go perfectly in my house. TY so much.

Lisa Marie said...

I missed reading your blog posts while you were vacationing, but glad you enjoyed your time off. Glad you're back, and thanks for the chance to win!

Connie said...

What a great giveaway! Glad you had a great vacation and love those Natural Elements, can't wait to see what you make with them!

ne-knopka said...

Great giveaway!

Anna

anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

rockgranny said...

So nice to see you back , what great giveaway

Becky said...

Hi Linda,
I included your giveaway in my blog post for today. Hope that brings additional readers your way.

http://quiltingbooklady.blogspot.com/2011/06/jumping-from-one-thing-to-next.html

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Nice to see you back.

Theresa W

foleywestrup(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jodi said...

lovely table runner, Linda, and scissors - thanks for the chance!

krisgray said...

I finally blogged about your giveaway - http://farmgirltransplant.blogspot.com/2011/06/links-to-giveaways.html

Peaceful Piecer said...

Those are the cutest scissors! thanks for a chance to win

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

What a generous giveaway! You are picking your winner the day before I turn 30! If you picked me it would be a wonderful present...but no pressure :) I'm glad you had a great blog-free vacation! I hope you didn't have any withdraws

Erica said...

Welcome back! You were missed in blogland!

LisaT said...

Love the runner. I'm a fan of CTs website too. Thanks so much!

LisaT said...

Blogged about your giveaway here: http://ilovescruffydog.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-galore.html thanks!

Snoodles said...

Absolutely gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

joe tulips said...

I was going to enter this right away. But then I clicked on a link first and ended up forgetting to comment. This happens a lot to me. I see I have time yet, it is not to late!
I was reading about hitting your knee when sewing on a different machine. One time, I had been sewing all day. I went to the computer desk, sat down, and started looking for the foot pedal to make it go!

Anonymous said...

Good to have you back! I did miss your blog but looks like you had a great time with the family! Thanks for the great giveaway - the scissors are super cute!
Helle in Seoul, hesabella(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda said...

Those scissors are too cute! And the fabric is pretty nice too. Thanks for your blog! Love it!

Anne S. said...

Just recently discovered your blog and love it! You do amazing work. I am fairly new to quilting and would love a chance to win your giveaway! Thanks a bunch! Anne abs0866@yahoo.com

Mhairi said...

I found your blog through SEWCALGAL and love it. I would love those scissors as i love fairies.

QuiltSue said...

I would love to win this as I think those scissors are really wonderful, and the table runner looks great.

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

I would 'sew' love to win!
~Kimberlee, SpunkyDiva at live.com

robin said...

Thanks for a lovely giveaway! Love that cute scissors! :)

robin said...

I blogged about your giveaway: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/06/giveaway-at-stray-stitches.html

Sue said...

I'm so glad I came across your blog. What a great collection and so wonderfully organized!

Sasha said...

Those scissors are so pretty. The fabric looks fabulous too.
I have my fingers crossed!

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm glad I'm not too late to join your giveaway!

hadacres said...

Welcome back, we had a few days off watching our grandson show his heifers & pig at the local fair. Fun times! I love the colors of the runner, please put my name in the hat, thank you
hadacres at comcast.net

All Things Beautiful said...

What a fun giveaway.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I am so glad that your package arrived. I hope you have fun with it. Those fabrics are just so much fun!!

Christine said...

I just blogged about your fantastic vacation giveaway for a second chance to win!

http://madeinscraps.blogspot.com/

teachpany said...

It would be wonderful to win that kit! The colors would look great here, and I have wanted a pair of the scissors. Christine (madeinscraps) sent me. I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation, and loved the cookoo fact!
Thanks.
Maryellen
marymackmademine@gmail.com

Jamie Lee said...

Those scissors are darling!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Welcome back from vacation!

Lana said...

I hope I didn't miss this one!!! Your vacation looked like great fun! :)

Beeshebags said...

Welcome back from vacation....hope your machine comes home from being fixed on time. Great kit and scissors, I'd love to give them a new home :o) Hugs Naomi

Beeshebags said...

Have just blogged about your giveaway here http://beeshebags.blogspot.com/2011/06/wanna-win-tablerunner-kit-and-cute-pair.html

Hugs Naomi

P.S. Just noticed blogger shortened my title and it looks like the giveaway is for a kit and a cute pair! it should've said scissors at the end, honest!

Anonymous said...

Oh please!!!!, I'd love to win such cute prizies, thank you for sharing
Melba
melbaks(at)yahoo(dot)com

Yvonne said...

I love this fabric, so I hope to win. I also became a follower because your blog is a inspiration.
Many thanks.

quilary said...

I hope you have your sewing machine back by now! I remember how lost I was without mine, and even though I had hand piecing to keep me busy, somehow all I wanted to do was machine piece!!!

Mary C said...

Aren't vacations the greatest?? I love going and truly am happy to be back home and working on my projects. Love your blog!
maryc76904 (at) yahoo (dot) com

819545a0-663d-11e0-88c0-000bcdcb5194 said...

Welcome back - I love the way you write, it feels just like conversation. Thanks for a great chance to win some pretty fabric and cute scissors! VermontPines@aol.com

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Fabric? What could be better? Well, those scissors just might be the cutest things I have ever seen. Hope you can tell us where they can be bought in case we don't win. Thanks.

Kelly O. said...

I just love the connecting threads kits! so awesome and affordable--even better when you win one :)

keeping my fingers crossed!

Stitchin' time said...

Lovely fabrics and cute scissors. I don't have any table runner patterns and this one looks nice.
Cheers,
Robyn

Peach Rainbow said...

I love this Kit - Thanks for the chance!

Diane N said...

What a fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Awesome giveaway, and Cute grandkids too!

Tania said...

I would love to have that kit. Those colors would look great in my home. The scissors are so cute. Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

fun! I would love the chance to try a table runner! Thank you so much!

Linda said...

Welcome back and thanks for a great give away. They are both great and would love to have either one.

Barbara said...

Oh my(!) how did I miss this before? I'm in! Thanks so much.

Deb said...

Beautiful fabric and a very thoughtful giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda V said...

What a nice giveaway! thanks for the opportunity!

kcenya1950 said...

I just found your blog and while with 192 comments I am unlikely to win, what the heck. And welcome back

Canadian Kristin said...

Did you know it was a pretty little pair of scissors won that got me hooked on quilting last fall?!?! I would love to win these lovely fairy scissors and that amazing kit to get my summer sewing!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Glad you had fun with your adorable grandbabies!!!

Melor Rahman said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Still believe i hv chance to win too even with almost 200 comments ahah!

Melor
mamamelor @ gmail .com

soren2go said...

Better late than never. We've been on vacation so I'm just getting around to catching up. Connecting Threads has great kits. I would love to win.

soren2go said...

Your give-away is on my blog. Do I get a second chance to win?
soren2go.blogspot.com

Raewyn said...

What a lovely giveaway. Looks like you had a great time with your grandchildren - aren't holidays great for recharging the batteries.

Heather said...

Those scissors are so cute!!

Peggy said...

Thanks for the great giveaway...I've never seen scissors like that...so cute.

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