Monday, December 12, 2011

Giveaway Day!


There aren't enough days in the weekend.
  ~Rod Schmidt

I'm so glad it's Monday!  We were so busy this weekend that we barely had time to enjoy DH's two days off from work.  We left the house at 9:30 Saturday morning and didn't return until 4:30 except to drop off a few perishables.  DH was kind enough to order dinner delivered from a local Chinese restaurant because I was in no mood to cook.  Sunday started a bit more leisurely as I took my time perusing the local paper.  We spent the rest of the morning wrapping gifts and boxing them in preparation for shipping out this morning.  Added to that was the normal 5 loads of wash and a bit of straightening up and you have the total of our weekend.  I'm looking to a more peaceful and quiet day today!  How was your weekend?

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LITTLE FACT OF THE DAY

Poinsettia

Today is Poinsettia Day!  All year long there’s hardly a poinsettia to be found, and then suddenly the holiday season rolls around and POOF these bright red plants are showing up in homes and offices all over the country. Here are some fun facts to help you celebrate this day:
* Did you know that the poinsettia's main attraction is not its flowers, but its leaves? The flowers of the plant are the yellow clustered buds in the center. The colored leafy parts are actually bracts or modified leaves.
* Poinsettias come in a variety of colors from red, salmon, and apricot to yellow, cream, and white. There are also unusual speckled or marbled varieties like "Jingle Bells" and "Candy Cane" with several colors blended together.
* Although every state in the United States grows poinsettias commercially, California is the top producer with about 27 million pots grown, followed by Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, and Michigan, each with about 14 million pots.
* Did you know that in the wild, the poinsettia can reach heights of 12 feet with leaves measuring six to eight inches across? It is actually a small tropical tree belonging to the Euphorbia plant family.
* In the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, the Aztecs used the poinsettia leaves to dye fabric for clothing and the sap for medicinal purposes
* True or False? The poinsettia is a poisonous plant. If you answered false, you're correct. The plant has been tested repeatedly and cleared of this charge by the National Poison Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and the American Medical Association. The POINSINDEX Information Service, the main information resource for poison control centers across the country, reports that even if a 50-pound child consumed more than 500 poinsettia bracts--the amount tested in scientific experiments--the consequences would not be fatal. Even at this high level, no toxicity was found.

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MINIS ALL READY FOR GIVING

I finally finished up the two little mini quilts we are giving as a gift to my SIL and BIL.....

First is this snowflake.  I was going to go with a Christmas theme but since the time for decorating will basically be over by the time they open it, I figured I should go with something more neutral like winter.

Then I decided the next holiday to create a mini for was Easter.  What better way to celebrate than with an Easter basket filled with a dyed egg and chocolate bunny.  Both of these little quilts measure 6 1/2 inches square.  They will hang on a table top wire stand.  I found the patterns for the applique at Fat Cat Patterns and shrunk them down to fit on the size block I wanted.  I now need to get these wrapped and in the mail.

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GIVEAWAY DAY !

This giveaway is now closed!

Sew, Mama, Sew! has once again organized Giveaway Day and I am happy to be participating.  I'm going to giveaway away......

A charm pack of Pure by Sweetwater for Moda.  This is a package of forty-two 5" squares.  In case you don't know what fabrics are included in the Pure line, here is a sample picture:


How can you win this charm pack of Pure?  Easy!  Just leave me a comment telling me whether you have a furry friend(s) in your family and what their name is.  If you don't have a furry friend, then tell me what your favorite animal is.

Rules:
1.  Only one comment per person
2.  You must leave me some way to contact you.  If you are a No-Reply blogger, please include your email address in your comment.  If I can't contact you, you can not win.  If you aren't sure if you are a No-Reply blogger, check out the info in my left sidebar.
3.  This giveaway is open to everyone - yes, that means international.
4.  This giveaway will end Friday, December 16, at 5:00 pm PST.
5.  The winner will be selected with the help of random.org and posted Saturday, December 17, no later than noon.

Now that you've entered my giveaway, don't forget to go to Sew, Mama, Sew! and check out all of the other giveaways!

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TODAY'S GOAL

Today I will continue working on my Gardener's Journal quilt

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GIVEAWAYS

Normally I post giveaways I find here while blog hopping.  However, with today's Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day and Friday's Party Hop Blog with Giveaways, I figured you had enough to keep you busy.  But don't forget to enter my giveaway from Friday (just in case you missed it) - you can enter that giveaway HERE.

I will return to my normal list of giveaways on Wednesday.

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FINAL THOUGHT



441 comments:

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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

We do not have any furry friends. But my favorite animal is an Airdale. We had two of them over the years and they make wonderful pets. Thanks so much for your fabulous giveaway :-)

Donna said...

Purely delightful giveaway. Thanks.

krisgray said...

Dh and I agree on liking dogs and what type of dog, too. How unusual is that? We have a mutt about the size of a dalmation named Ruby. She plays with DS, lets him pull her tail and then sleeps with him if he gets scared in the middle of the night.

And even Ruby gets to have a little fun this holiday season, in addition to her stocking hanging on the mantle. We will be dog sitting my SIL's labradoodle for almost a week.

tpott said...

Yes, we have a smooth hair Collie named Sandy. She's wonderful, the best beast we've ever had. She was a rescue, she came to us at 4 yrs old. She sleeps in a queen sized bed, suns herself on a cushioned lounge chair and loves chicken. She's really the best, very affectionate. We're lucky to have found her. ;->

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I haven't had the pleasure of this line yet and it would be delish! Two furries (cats) - the QUEEN is Bella (Isabella) and the new guy on the block - Moe .

Sunnybec said...

We have two dogs. Lady is a spaniel/terrier cross and is now 17 years and 7 months old, she was rescued at 6 months old so she has been with us for 17 years. Sam is a jack russell who we think is about 11 years old, we are not quite sure of his age as he too is a rescue dog, he has been with us for 10 years. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

I have been trying to find fabric in this line, I just love the colorway!

We don't have an animal, yet, but we would love a dog.

Joanne Lendaro said...

'Tis the season!! (to be crazy!) checking in on you, and great post as always!!!

Diane said...

No furry friends in our home at this time ... it's been almost 2 years since our beloved Brooke, an Aussie, passed away - still trying to get the hubs to agree to a new puppy :)

Dorian said...

We have 4 furry indoor friends, all dogs: Jo, Gunner, Charcoal and Spock. Then we have a handful or so outdoor kitties...I wont name them all for you ;) lol. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I don't have a furry friend, but my daughter has 2 cats ..Tuxedo and Zorro...who live here from time to time when she is away..so that is close enough, given that I am not really a cat person Hahaha

Diane N said...

Our furry friend is a black lab named Scuzzy. She is now 10 1/2 years old! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the chance at the charm pack of great fabrics. Our furry animal is Daphne, an 8 year old cockapoo.

annmarie said...

My furry buddy is a 15 year old Llahso/Shitzu mix named Buzzy. He's getting old but he's still my little sweetheart. Great giveaway - thanks for the chance to win a lovely charm pack.

jmday said...

We have 2 dogs. One is a golden retriever of unknown age named Star, and the other is a 2 year old Brittany named Lizzy, but we call her "Lizard". :)

Marydon said...

Linda, the mini's are gorgeous! What a talent to create such beautiful hand sewn items.

Lovely giveaway.

Yes, our Poinsettias in Hawaii grew VERY tall.

Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Marydon

Mommarock said...

We have 3 furry friends (babies). Baby #1 is a boy Ripley. Baby #2 is a girl Ginger and baby #3 Moose is a boy named Franklin. They are all weiner dogs or Dachshunds. #1 is a tweenie, #2 is a mini, and #3 is a standard. What is a tweenie? Inbetween a mini and a standard.. they are all spayed and neutered, and spoiled rotten!!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Our furry friend is an 85 lb 6 year old Black Lab named Bentley.
He came home from college with our daughter, when she moved out somehow he stayed behind. But we love him to pieces!
Happy holidays
Patti

Lisaleh said...

No furry friends- we are all allergic. So I guess if we had to pick a pet is would be a hairless one like a goldfish! Or a love bird.

Suztats said...

Our furry family member is Cody, a black lab (and terrier?) we found at the animal shelter. He is a loving, playful friend we adore!
Wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Jacqueline said...

NO furry friend here either... I would love to have a dog, but I work 40 hours a week. The dog would have to stay indoors all day and I would want that.....

Valerie said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog, that's the best part of these SMS days!

We have two cats, Toupie and Binou, and we dressed them up this past weekend to take pictures of them for our Christmas cards, with sad and funny consequences :) Poor cats :)

Thanks for the great giveaway post!

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

Our little friends are feathery, not furry... we've just added 2 bantam chickens to our family - they're the kids' Christmas present from my MIL (they received them early).. they're 12 weeks old and super cute. They're called Honeydew and Cherryblossom.

JayTee said...

WE have 2 dogs...Taz ( German Shepherd mix) and Rosemary ( blck lab mix) and two cats ( a black & white ( Sylvester) and long haired gray ( Fluffy). The 2 cats came and decided to live with us and the 2 dogs were rescued from beside the highway.

Katherine said...

I have three dogs - two Pembroke Welsh Corgis and one Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Their names are Bernie, Basil and Byron. We call them "The Three B's"!

They are my favorite furry people. Basil is having surgery tomorrow on a torn ACL so we're hoping he comes out ok.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Maria said...

We have just got a new furry friend.
A Jack Russell called "Lacy"
You can see her in my header!!

Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway

Caroline said...

We have 4 furry friends, 2 German Shorthair dogs named Chief & Ozzy and 2 cats named Brat & Sputnik.

Sue Daurio said...

Furry friends, I think as the kids grow and leave we get more furry friend! We have four (hmmm 4 kids too, coincidence?) 2 German Shorthairs - Ada and Rocko, 1 Beagle - Zaffle and one cute adorable kitte - August.

LynCC said...

Oh, yes! We have furry friends! Too many for one house, but we love them dearly. Koko (Kao Ko Kung) is our pure-bred Siamese, inhereted from mom and my most beloved teddy bear; Selma, a ROUND-fat calico mama girl; and three of her children: tan/white Clara, black-tortie Boo, and white with orange dusting Marco. Oh! He's now "Cap'n Marco - ARR!" (just had one eye removed because of a mystery disease)

stitchinpenny said...

I have a furry friend - a formerly feral cat named Brie. She has some Siamese in her past since she is colorpointed. That is thanks to the people down the street who abandoned their who male Himalayan cat. He fathered a bunch of kittens, We captured and neutered 12 or 14 and having them around kept the rest of the cat population down. there are only 2 remaining 5 years out and we know that 7 of them died or were killed. One was adopted by a family down the street. Spay and neuter folks!

quilterbell said...

We don't have any furry friends. My favourite animals are horses. I love this giveaway, thank you for the chance.

Belinda said...

I don't have a furry friend, but I have a furry grand dog named Scarlett. My son named her after Scarlett Johanson...he thinks she's hot. Ha. Great giveaway!!!

aksherry said...

I have two furry friends. Scruffy the Schnauzer and Smudge the Cat, who we call Moochie.

Laurel said...

no pets here, but i love sheep!! although if i were ever to get a pet, it would be a goat. seriously. how fun would that be? they're hysterical!

Ana e os Viraventos said...

great giveaway! thanks!

amy said...

My furry friend is named Louis Catorze. He loves to "help" me craft!

Desi @ Wee Share said...

I don't have any pets. I like penguins :)

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Lynda said...

Love the Pure fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity.

We don't have pets anymore. We've had dogs, birds, and cats in the past when our children were home.

My favorite pet would be a cat. I love how independent they are but also how fun they are to watch playing with wiggly things.

WoolenSails said...

I have a Border Collie named Casey, Moki my sweet tuxedo kitty and kitty Izzy, the prima donna of the house.

Debbie

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Oh, I have always loved Pure!!! Here is hoping :) I hope you are having a great day Linda :) And to answer your question, no, we don't have any furry friends. Both cats and dogs scare me, to the sorrow of my children :)

Mimi said...

I thought you said 'funny'friend... hahaha anyway, my 'furry'friend is our family dog Buddy - he is the sweetest Sheltie ever!! We love him dearly!

Linda said...

I have a furry friend, but she doesn't belong to me but the neighbor! She comes over to visit me every day and loves to jump up into my arms. Her name is Fiona and she is a chihuahua. She even follows me around the yard when I'm outside because she gets lonely during the day. (I've asked if they wanted to give her to me, but they declined.)

Leah said...

We have quite a few furry friends around here, Two dogs, Belle and Dean. Two cats, Jasper and Sheen. Two rabbits, Pepper and Sugar. We love our animals around here.

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

we have no furry friends in this house -0 other than a giant stuffed monkey. favorite animal... giraffe! thecraftingfiend@gmail.com

erica said...

We don't have any animals. I have three toddler/preschool age kids with a baby due in a couple months so my hands are pretty full with them. Maybe when the kids are old enough to help take care of a dog and we have a backyard big enough we will get one. My husband would love a dog.

Robynsky said...

We have two great furry kitties - Zenith and Maddy. We got them both as adults (separately), and those were their names already. We're so creative! :)

Rita E in AZ said...

We no longer have a furry friend at our home. We did have a dog that followed our son home one day in the early 90s. We named him Tug and he lived with us for 13 years.

Katey said...

My parents have a dog named Elmo, but I don't have any pets.

Robyn said...

My fur baby is a 7.5 year old dachshund named Maverick. I cursed myself when I gave him that name because he has a mind of his own! Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

Anita said...

Pure is just lovely!

We have two hamsters...FuzzBall and Gravity. They were Christmas gifts last year and are very cute. We can't have other pets, so this was the compromise...one per child. =)

Thanks for a chance to win.

chiliquilter.com said...

I don´t have any furry. But I would love to have a dog.

gill said...

We have a black labrador called Spindle - our older dog Medlar died a couple of weeks ago so Spindle is alone until we can find a new puppy!

Heartsdesire said...

We have two furry friends. A beautiful 17-year-old Maine Coon cat named Daisy, and a generous-sized Pixie Bob cat named Caliope. We love them both dearly, and they have been a wonderful addition to our family.
Thanks for the Pure giveaway. I've always loved the blues in that collection.

James-Linda said...

PURE IS SO NEAT!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

WE HAVE 6 LITTLE RED+GRAY FINCHES!
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!

Impera_Magna said...

No furry friends until I retire... not fair to leave them home all day until I get home from work. I do love dogs and have two grand-puppies that I enjoy a lot... Mia and Gussie!

Taryn said...

We have a yellow labrador named Toby. He is 14 and is the sweetest dog ever!

sophie said...

Johnny Be Nice (a tabby) and Grace Hopper (a calico) are litter mates -- and behave like siblings, whether they being sweet and loving to one another or teasing, taunting and chasing each other.

I would love to win this charm pack--I keep thinking about making a quilt in these colors.

Rebecca said...

I'm not really an animal person, but we got a cat for our girls, her name is Snuggles.
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Joy said...

We have two cats- a tuxedo cat named Orca and a cow cat named Oakland. My daughter has a lot of fun pointing out the cow cat's "circles."

Laurel09 said...

2 dogs and a cat - Pengo, Jackie, and Bousa.

audrey said...

I have a 7lb ball of fury feline named Petunia. Never thought something so small could be so mischievous.

K@ren said...

Ohhh we have a pile of furry friends!! We have a dog named Rufus, two cats named Velcro and Beep. We have two chickens named Littlest Hen and Pat, and we just added a weeee baby bunny to the pile but he doesn't have a name yet. My daughter wants to call him Cocoa because he's the color of chocolate but I want to call him something more unusual... so we'll see!

Thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway! Happy Holidays to you and your family <3 xo

krencamp (at) gmail (dot) com

Gali said...

don't have one but i'm a dog person.
:)

In Black and White said...

I have a 70lb American Bulldog called Billy! He's a hilarious, sometimes-naughty, always-snuggly bundle of love - and the main star of my blog.
I can't believe there was a time in my life when I actually didn't even LIKE dogs!

Lisa Marie said...

We've had some dogs over the years but haven't gotten another since our last one died.

Kristy said...

We have several...2 cats, Princess Ebony and Sir Smokey and one dog, Sophie! Love them all!

Thanks for the fun, I love this line!

Isisjem said...

Alas I do not have a furry friend. I'd love a dog though. My favourite animal is a giraffe.

Irina said...

We have 2 furry friends here... a 6 year old black and white male cat called HAGGIS and a naughty loving beautiful black female called SOOTY.

Jennie said...

We have two three-year-old mongrels called Archie and Charlie. They are from the same litter, but look totally different. Yesterday they stole my lunch! Little monsters:)

Lyanna L. said...

I don't have any furry friend sadly but I love pandas. =)(Shocking, I know)

The Hungry Crafter said...

I'm the proud mom of my adorable cat Zoe! (yeah, I've got some crazy cat lady genes...) I love your opening quote -- I don't know WHERE this last weekend went!

quiltercaroline said...

I don't have a pet officially but I often look after my friends dog, who is just gorgeous. She is a Shih Tzu called Bramble. She is a wonderful little character and I love being her foster mum. Thanks for the giveaway. C

Kadybug said...

My fur friend is a 10 year old cat named Darby.

Jessica Jo said...

I have an orange tabby cat named Eddie and a brown-spotted white pit named Niblet. Both are female. The dog is way better with the kids!

Wendy said...

I have three fur children: Raven who is a 3 year old german shepherd (my wild child), Maia who arrived at our house as a stray and then had five kittens the next day, and Gizmo who is one of Maia's babies (she is now 6 years old!!)

D y a said...

My favorite furry friend is Amy, the sweetest French Bulldog you can imagine. I got her as a rescue dog 1,5 yr ago and she was around 4yrs old at the time.
Thank you for a chance to win this cute fabric. I love charmpacks!

Lori said...

Great giveaway--thanks for the chance!

We are a no furry friends zone--too many allergies! We've had a few little frogs and hermit crabs though.

Heidi Staples said...

Our furry friends are Fritz and Emma, a brother and sister pair of mixed German shorthair pointers who we rescued from a shelter. Love the fabric giveaway!

heidster7@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

What a sweet giveaway! We are dog and cat and all-animal people in my house. At the moment we have three adorable dogs, a large pit bull mutt named Bentley who is the sweetest bounciest thing, a medium sized sausage mutt of indeterminate origin named Bullett who is mummy's sweetheart, and a shih tzu named Missy who runs everyone.

Kristy said...

Until recently I had a furry friend - her name was Mollie and I miss her a lot.

Anne said...

I am the proud parent of a beautiful calico kitty named Miss Tish, she is a very good helper when I am quilting! lol Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Brevistraex said...

I have four cats. Hannah, who is 15, is sitting on her cushion on the computer desk. Hawkeye, my giant grey cat, is laying on my cutting mat in my sewing area. Trapper John, my little black cat is laying on the shelf with my fabric above Hawkeye. And Castiel, the miracle kitten who was found half dead in a parking lot when he wasn't even a day old, has dragged his blanket out and is napping on it underneath the desk.

Brevistraex@gmail.com

Rosalie said...

We don't have any furry friends...yet. Still trying to decide if we want to get our children a dog for Christmas.

SewingMom2Three said...

We have a cat who is really enjoying the Christmas tree! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Kristin said...

I have a shelter kitty (she just came home with me after Thanksgiving) named Asa. She's a string maniac and so far has left the Christmas tree mostly alone.

Carrie P. said...

both my furry pups have gone on to doggy heaven but their names were Charlotte and Cindi. I have actually been thinking that is time to get another buddy.

Kritta22 said...

We have 3 furry friends...

Kitty named Izzy
Black Lab Diesel
Beagle Hooch

Tiffany said...

We have a cat named DJ that my son absolutely loves. Thankfully they play well together :D

Liz said...

We have a 9 year old Beagle named Admiral and a 1 year old cat named Indiana. Thanks! liz.taylor24@yahoo.com

Lynn said...

oh yes, merna the cat.

Captain Sharmie said...

awesome giveaway!

i don't have any pets, but once i'm living in a semi-permanent home i'll be getting a cat! i love cats. or, if i can't have a cat, i'll get a turtle. they're not furry, but they sure are cute!

ErikaB3 said...

my favorite animal is a turtle.

Christine said...

I love this line! I would love a charm pack!

BOY - do I have furry friends:

- Tanyon and Savannah - dogs
- Sassy, Milo, Sunny & Lilly - cats
- Smokey - hamster

Never a dull (or furless) moment in my house!! Merry Christmas.

bee said...

i don't currently have a pet, but did when I was little - 2 cats named Calvin & Hobbes!

thanks for the giveaway

Sarah said...

My family has three furry friends. Tess the dog, Maddie the older (grumpier) cat and Munter the young screwball (Munter is a New Zealand slang word. It means a bit crazy in the head when applied to a person, which describes that cat very well!)

Thanks for the giveaway
Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

madj said...

I don't have furry friends anymore (had a cat and a dog in the past). My favourite furries are dogs.
jowynj(at)blueyonder(dot)co(dot)uk

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

My furry friend lives in CA with my parents because I am sadly allergic to him, his name is Paws and he is the cat I have had since I was 13, I developed my allergies at 26 :( I was heart broken when I had to bring him back to my parents and I miss him a lot!

Anonymous said...

we have a rabbit named Teaser. When we adopted him his name was Socrates, but that quickly got shortened to Teaser. We've had him for almost 10 years now!
steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Alina said...

No, unfortunately, I don't have a furry friend in my household since my husband is allergic to them. My favorite animal, however, is still cat.

Thanks for the chance.

Francis Paul said...

I had guinea pigs for about 40 years, since I was 6. I don't have one now anymore and we still miss the squeeky noises they made when you opened the fridge :-)

thanks for the chance to win!

Jayme said...

Thanks for the giveaway! We have a cat named Gus, but he currently lives out of state since we rent a place where no pets are allowed. So sad.

Lindsay said...

We have a beagle named Nutmeg.

Wendy said...

I have four furry friends. I have rabbits called Tiffany, Harry, Colin and Ellis. I love them to bits!

I also love Pure. It came out just before I started sewing and I bought some FQs before I knew what it was or what I was doing, this charm pack would be a wonderful prize!

Dresden Quilter said...

I use to have furry friendly cats. I miss them a lot. Thanks for the giveaway.

Paul said...

Is there a prize for the longest comment??

We have five cats and two dogs:
Rainbow - Toy Poodle
Max - Schnauzer Poodle mix

And the cats:
Mocha
Espresso
Frapacino
Leah
Misty

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Paul
www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

Anne M said...

Kitty Cat named Toby

Thanks

Meghan said...

I have 3 dogs: Fortinbras, Gromette and Frodo. They are great furry friends!

Christine M said...

Hi Linda. We have one furry friend, "Ginger" the Australian Cattle Dog or Red Heeler (they are known by both names). The rest of our 'family' are feathered - 4 chickens, 4 budgeriegars, 1 cockateil, 1 galah and 3 fish! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Elke said...

Hi, thank you for the chance to win. I don´t have a pet, because my favourite animals are elephants. And these would not fit in our house, lol.

Fiona said...

I love the pure fabrics.. thanks for the chance to have them live at my place...
We have a small dog.. called Tarka... she's round... like me.... and Hubz...
Hugz

marina said...

sounds like a typical weekend- busy and not long enough. Hope you get your rest today! Interesting pointsettia facts.
lovely giveaway-count me in. I have three furries at the moment- a princess cat and two dogs. Couldn't live without a furry friend!

Sue said...

We had a blue cattle dog up until 18 months ago. His name was Sooty as typically he was grey with black spots but at 14 with arthritis and other problems it was kinder for the vet to put him to sleep than see him suffer any longer.
Now our kids, all adults want mum and dad to get another dog but I am resisting cause I like the freedom of having a weekend away and not have to worry about who is going to look after the pet.

littlepinkcupcakes said...

We have a part-time cat. He is a stray that came in and flopped on the floor of our new living room on the day we moved in. We love him!

@pril said...

I have 3 cats.......Antar, Pebbles & Eevee

Tiara said...

we have a puggle (half pug half beagle) named Medusa. she is a mess, sorta looks like a boxer with longer ears

Jennifer said...

We have a super cute pup named Chase!

Rosa said...

Pure aweosme fabrics.Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Yes! A beagle named Skeeter

Patty D from NC said...

I read your blog and love Pure. Happy Holidays

leigh7911 said...

We have three furry friends, all mutts - Fenric, Zodin, and Jabe. I love them to pieces, but do not intend to ever have three dogs at one time again. :)

Gidget said...

There is our pug 'scrubs' and our kittens 'bonzi and zara' then the feathers friends is another matter!

Esther said...

We have a bengal cat named Cleo. She has tons of personality and is so fun. I made her a Christmas dress this year, and she even wears it! :)

Vicki said...

No furry friends here. I told my kids that everyone has to be able to wipe their own bum before we can get a pet.

sandra said...

No furry friends for us, though we do often 'dogsit' for the grandchildren who have a Jack Russell named Maggie. She is very well behaved and gets excited to visit us.
Love your giveaway.

Judi said...

No furry friends. I really don't care for animals - especially when it involves keeping them inside. My favorite animal is a moose. Decidedly an outside animal - ha.

Vesuviusmama said...

We have 2 dogs, Biscuit and Rosabelle, and two cats, Angel and Snowflake. But I just had to comment - 5 loads is normal!?! Yikes!

Sallie said...

no pets for us - but I love golden retrievers. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Lauri said...

I have Miss Izzi and two year old german shepherd and two cats Lily is a 7 yr old ragdoll and Wren is a 3 yr old mut cat who rules the roost. We call her alley cat for short. She is the queen of the dog which makes no sense at all.
Have a wonderful holiday season. Darn Wren is climbing the tree again. She is so bad!!

Ashley G. said...

No furry friends here, my parents still have my family yellow lab named Scout, she's 11

Mikelle said...

One turtle and six dogs! (They are hunting dogs that live outside, thank goodness!)

KarenD said...

Two furry friends...Tyche (cat) and Maya Beth (min pin dog).

dakewlone said...

No furry friends, but I like penguins. :)

Anne said...

We have a tabby cat named Seabiscuit. Merry Christmas!

Lee Ann said...

Pure!!! I have a layer cake quilt in progress with Pure! I would love to make some flying geese with these squares! Thank you for a chance to win.

Jamie Lee said...

My weekend was great...got a lot of sewing in. We have 2 furry friends, Mickey the cat and Lightning McQueen the guinea pig.

Amy said...

We adopted a furry dog Laci! She is the best dog in the world. :)

gretamargreta said...

I have Oscar Wildecat, Money Penny (canine mutt) and 007 (Chinchilla).

All of which get major gifts and treats this time of year.

Jennie said...

We don't have any furry friends at the moment, but there is a Siamese cat in my daughter's future, and I want a yellow lab named Stella someday. Just so I can stand at the front door and do my best Marlon Brando impersonation when I call her home at night.
Great giveaway! Thanks!

hueisei said...

I have 2 fishes at my home :)
Thx for the chance to win ^^v

Pat V. said...

We have three furry friends at our house, cats named Cocoa, Blackee and Bob Marley.

Kim said...

Great charm pack, thanks for the chance to win. We have two dogs, Molly and Shiloh, one a beagle and the other a Papillion mix.

Charlotte said...

We have a boxer dog named Lucy, and a tabby cat named Leaper. :)

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I have 2 fur-babies. They are Fuego and Ricky. A Weim-Great Dane mix and a Shar-pei, respectively.

Mary
iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

KeriCan said...

No furry friends, but we live chickens! roguekeri at live dot com

Donna said...

I have the sweetest grand-dog named Sam.

donnalee1953 (at) gmail (dot) com

kbzelazny said...

We have a yellow lab-Rudy, and 4 dachshunds-Ollie,Janey,Murray, and Calvin! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

I have a little dog named Lexy. She's a yorkie-poo.

Barbara said...

George and Gracie! George is a super hero cat, and Gracie wins kitty beauty contests.

foodmathquilts said...

No pets for me ... I like cats, but they don't like me (allergies!) which reminds me, I'd better start dosing myself before I go visit my parents for Christmas (2 cats, 2 dogs, 4 kids with allergies, and a medicine cabinet well stocked for visitors)

Sarah

sunny said...

I have 3 furry feline friends! Scooter, Chloe, and Zoe. And they're all spoiled rotten. THanks for a chance for some purty fabric.

Melissa said...

Not pets for us, our toddler keeps us plenty busy lol. We do like dogs though.

Christine said...

I don't have any furry pets currently but did have a dog named Rusty. Thanks for the giveaway.

mtnquiltr said...

I love taking about our dogs! We have Ronan, a shepherd/husky cross. He is a rescue dog and has separation anxiety. And we have Sammy, an oversize Boston Terrier with a huuuge personality.

Alli said...

I don't have a furry friend now, but when I was younger, we had two cats and a dog! They were Dimmy (cat), Creamie (cat), and Oscar. We named the cats when we were very young. >_<

Jada said...

We rent now, and can no longer have pets. I really miss our friends! My favorite animals are goats and chickens...

j_poshusta@yahoo.com

Becky said...

My furry son is Rusy, a long-haired miniature dachshund. He makes us laugh and is always glad to see us. Merry Christmas to your furry ones!

Kacey said...

my 4-legged friend is Holly Berry! her birthday is Christmas day :)

Melinda said...

We have a cat named Misty. Um, yeah, she's 19. No, I'm not kidding. She will be 20 in June.

LethargicLass said...

My cat is a girl called Opie... her original owner (my brother) thought she was a boy LOL

Shana said...

We do have furry and feathered friends in our family. We have a horse named Samurai, a mini Schnauzer named Bowzer, a cat named Ginger and 8 hens who give us yummy eggs. I love the Pure line and hope to win.

Ramona said...

I have many furry friends in my life. Three dogs, Brandy, Casper and O2 and two cats, Rex and Lola. I love critters!
ramona_murray(at)comcast(dot)net

JustPam said...

I have a 17 year old Maltipoo named Nala. She has been the sweetest dog ever.

Cathy said...

we have Webster, a golden retriever and Peaches, a geriatric orange kitty

Bethany said...

We don't have any furry friends. But my in-laws do that my kids LOVE, her name is pepper and my parents have a westie named trooper!!

Judith said...

None that you would call members of the family. There is a small herd of deer who consider our garden a salad bar, though. Does that count;-)

Patty C. said...

I have two furry friends - Moses & Trinity (mini schnauzers)

Beautiful fabrics - Count me in for the Giveaway !!!

shez said...

Hi Linda we dont have a furry friend but my DD 1 has a little jack russell and her name is pippa and she is such a cutie

Cecilia said...

We have two labs, Samson and Sandy. I also have a cat, Gussie. The keep us company now that the children have left home. :-)

Kathryn said...

I had 2 furry cat sisters until a year ago. Abby and Bess were their names. They haven't been replaced yet, but someday when we stop traveling so much. Kathie L in Allentown

drmithome said...

no pets currently, but soon hopefully.

wooLynn said...

Our furry friend is a chocolate lab named Willow! She loves my craft room especially in the morning when there is a big patch of warm sunshine on the rug.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I have one very spoiled Yorkie. Her name is DD which is short for Duchess Diogy. She is about 5 years old and one of the laziest dogs I have ever seen. Fits in well around here LOL

Laura said...

I have two furry friends - cavaliers named Patches and Lainey :) thanks for the giveaway - lovely fabric!

Andrea said...

No pets here, but fave animal is any of those brightly coloured tree frogs.

scottylover said...

No furfaces here, since DH is dead set against getting any. I love Scottish Terriers and want another one so badly!

Sandy A

Charisa said...

We don't have any furry friends, but I would love to have chickens eventually. Do chickens count as furry? :)

Lindsay said...

We have dog name Nelly. She is old but so, so loved! Thanks for the giveaway!

soren2go said...

No furry friends but I've always said that if something happens to my husband, I will get a cat.

Holly said...

Rufus Wainrabbit - the most spoiled house bunny on earth!

Debbie DeBaeremaeker said...

our furry family member is Bailey.
(named for the irish cream of course!)

Brittany she is a beagle, brittany spaniel mix

Alice said...

We've got a dog, but I'm really more of a cat person (except that I'm allergic D:).

(ettlinga at gmail dot com)

free indeed said...

When the kids were growing up we ALWAYS had cats. LIving on a farm on a busy highway, they rotated nearly every year if you catch my drift..
Once they (the kids) left home, I vowed no more animals...I've got enough to do. We only have my daughter's dog now until she is finished school and gets her own place....hope it's soon. She is home for Christmas; got in today, and said she almost brought me a kitten! Yikes..I am not the old person needing a lap pet kind of person....enough!

Lisa C said...

I am not an animal adorer but I do adore baking cutout cookies in all shapes and sizes, including fuzzy animals! I helped a friend pick out fabrics for a baby blanket recently and some of the the fabrics in your charm pack went into that baby blanket. I really like the blues and browns together. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

KatieQ said...

Our sweet kitty cat, Petunia, died last year of kidney failure. We miss her, but I'm not ready to take on another pet.

Linda T said...

We have no furry friends, but if we got a pet it would most likely be a dog. I have 5 boys, and boys and dogs go well together!
ltenhage@gmail.com

Marcia W. said...

no furry friends unless the hundred mama cows and calves in the field behind our house count
I follow and like those charms

Jodi said...

My Cat's name is Java. She lives in the country with my Mum and Dad as she likes to wander and I had to move to the City for study and work. Just as well Mum and Dad love her and could never have let me take her away from them.

jojoebi said...

we no longer have a furry friend, I would love another dog one day though.

MissMary said...

I am without a furry friend, but one day I want a blue-eyed grey Scottish fold. Meanwhile, none of the neighborhood feral cats will come near me...

M said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

michaelacking (at) gmail (d0t) com

Amy said...

Our furry friend is our black cat named Bagira. We also have a not-so-furry friend-a turtle named Bob.
Amy
abcsemartin(at)yahoo(dot)com

Catskill Quilter said...

Linda, we have 2 rescue cats, Dutch and Mindy, who have been our furry friends since 2000; they moved 1300 miles with us by car to Florida -- and yes, we took the trip in five days, with motel stops, so that it would not be too much for them! We think they are 15 or 16 and 15 or 14 years old. We also have an outside (patio) cat named Callie whom we got neutered and then placed in a good hom...she had been a feral cat. After 2 weeks, she ran away from her new home, and was never seen there again. We were frantic! Six days later, and 10 blocks and one highway later, she staggered up our sidewalk, hungry and tired and telling me every step of the way that she was HOME, whether I liked it or not!(We feel blessed that she chose us!) Our latest addition, named Thelma by our neighbor, was abandoned as a young kitten only able to drink milk, on our doorstep...totally unequiped to deal with the feral cats in our area, which makes us believe that she must have come from a "real" home. Since being invited into our apartment on a very cold winter night, she has never asked to go out again. Those of us who have furry friends are so very fortunate!

KOcanQuilt said...

Our rescue cat found us 4 years ago and adopted us. He was almost starved and wounded from the feral cats. He was someone's pet already as he is declawed and neutered. But nobody claimed him from our ads. His name is Smokey, and I call him my cat/dog. He has to greet everyone and have them pet him. And he is a great mouser which is handy this time of year.

Jenniffier said...

I have two furry friends two German shepherds to be exact, Gus and Suzie, stop my blog to see them and enter my giveaways too :)

Connie said...

We live with Simon and Bella who keep us entertained daily! They both showed up as stray kittens last summer about a month apart. Thanks for a great giveaway, the fabrics look neat!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi Linda! Yes we do have furry friends in our house...well, they allow us to live in their house actually. *wink* Their names are Fraulein Friskie, a little purbred Schnauzer who is coming to the end of her time with us. She has been such a joy but her health is becoming very fragile so we a cherishing every moment of joy, love and laughter we have with her. Her sister is a Schnauzer Poodle mix that we rescued from a brutely abusive home. She was 15 months old when we got her and the vet did not know if she could be saved. But now, 7 years later, she is a happy, healthy...albeit...chubby girl who is a bundle of love wrapped in fur. She even allows us to sit on her couch sometimes, LOL. Thanks for a chance to win some beautiful quilting gifts. Hugs...

Kira said...

My kids are begging for a furry friend. I am not sure I can maintain one more life right now. Maybe in a year when Honey's phd is done. I would love a cat, and dogs are so energetic. Those have always been my favorite.

Nabiha said...

I dont have any pets now...but when I was young we had a cat named Lulu... my husband is really keen on a cat or a rabbit as a pet but I already have my hands full with a 2 year old so no pets anytime soon!

nabihawangde(at)gmail(dot)com

Christie said...

1 cat - Marble
2 guinea pigs - Draco and Shirley (both boys)
and my daughter would be sad if I left out the scaly friends - 2 goldfish, shimmer and fire.

Pam said...

No furry friends. My favourite animal would have to be a bird from the parrot family.

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