Saturday, March 20, 2010

finally . . . giveaway time!

Happy National Quilting day (again) and HAPPY SPRING!!

I bet you were wondering if I was really going to pull this off today, huh? :) We had a wonderful day, wandering hither and yon, shopping here and there, eating and catching a movie . . . but I digress (and I'll tell more tomorrow)!

Finally, I've got it all together . . . we're having a giveaway!!

First: Heart for a Hero - a signed copy, personalized for the winner. Great story, great read.

Second, we've got the current issue of Tea Time magazine, along with a box of my favorite tea, Pomegranate Pizzazz, and to celebrate the first day of Spring, a copy of Celebrate Spring! The two magazines are both offerings of Hoffman Media, a privately owned publisher out of Birmingham, Alabama. They publish all of my favorite, non-quilting magazines, including the two I'm offering and Southern Lady, Sew Beautiful, Victoria, and Cooking With Paula Deen, to name a few!

For the final offering, I traveled here . . .

Hooked on Quilting, one of my favorite local quilt shops. She has a wonderful selection of novelty fabrics, as well as 30's prints, baby prints, batiks and more. I know this was the place to find something that spoke of our cat commonality, and I wasn't wrong!!

I found these darling Timeless Treasures prints . . . which blogspot refuses to put in my blog correctly. Whimsical fat cat quarters!

And we'll top if off with a pattern for a darling cell phone 'catty'!

Books, tea, spring, cats . . . this is fun stuff! You want it??? You know you do!

So here's the deal:

Leave a first (1st) comment that just says anything you want to say. That simple step will give you one entry.

Want another chance? Become a follower of my blog and leave me a second (2nd) comment saying that you have (or that you already are--God bless you)!

Want an even another chance? Good enough; blog about my giveaway (including a link back to my blog) on *your* blog, then leave me a third (3rd) comment with a link that confirms you've done so!

Easy-peasy!

Make *sure* you leave me a way to get in touch with you in one of your comments, especially if you're a no-reply blogger. If I can't get in touch with you, well, it's counter-productive.

Make sure you leave a comment for EACH entry (so you get all three of your chances).

I'll leave this active until Friday, March 26th, at 7 am, and then I'll let the online random number generator do its magic and select the winner!!!

Good luck!

:)

39 left a comment . . .:

Mel said...

VERY fun spring items!

Mel said...

I'm a follower!!

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance to win .

Fiesta said...

I became a follower. I am looking forward to reading your blog daily. Thank you for the opportunity.

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm a follower.

Quilt Hollow said...

I've linked you on my blog. :0)

Quilt Hollow said...

...anything I want to say you said...hmmmm.....previously military transplanted and growing some roots here in NC :-) Something in common with ya!

quiltcetera said...

You are so generous! What a wonderful giveaway you are hosting!
Bradie Sparrow

quiltcetera said...

Now a follower. :)

Jo said...

I found you from Mary over at Quilt Hollow.

Linda said...

I could (and probably will)spend a lot of time on your wonderful site!

Linda in Oklahoma
http://quiltcookies.blogspot.com

Gran said...

Hey, I was following my nose and found you and to top it off you are having a give away - well count me in.

Gran said...

I'm a follower now. Yippy, skippy!

Gale said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway! I found you from Judy Laquidara's site! Thanks for entereing me.

Gale said...

I became a follower before I even came to the giveaway page because I just like your blog!

Memaw's memories said...

What a nice giveaway.

Jenny said...

thanks for a chance at your nice giveaway...found you at jaybirds weekly list of giveaways. Would love to shop at that quilt shop!

Pat said...

Count me in on your nice giveaway!

Pat said...

And...I am a follower...having recently discovered your blog and signed on to follow it.

Mystica said...

What absolutely fabulous prints and what a nice giveaway. Please count me in.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

Tina Wright Photography said...

Hi ya friend!
I'm not sure I have a chance (because you have a TON of followers) but I backtracked so that I could found out how to "win"!! I knew that you would have some WONDERFUL treasures in your "goody box"! love you! Tina :) ...

Tina Wright Photography said...

I am already a "Follower" of your Blog and have actually been following you long before your BLOG! and will keep following you around as long as you'll let me!! LOL! :) ...

Delores said...

Cute cat items - I sew for a Cat Rescue Group, so would love to win the cat fabric....

Thanks for the chance.

Delores

Deb said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to be entered for the magazines and tea. Don't hate me if I say I'm not fond of cats...otherwise, great giveaway! :) I found you via jaybird quilts.

Martha said...

Nice and generous giveaway. I hope I'm chosen.
mtower@bellsouth.net

Sue H said...

What fun treasures! I especially love the phone "catty"! Count me in.

Jean said...

Great give away, I love cats! Jean

Patty said...

I am a follower

Patty said...

Thanks for the chance to win lots of nice things.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh my gosh, what a fun giveaway!!! The book looks wonderful, as do the magzines and tea, yum. I remember eating pomegranets when I was young, yes I can remember that long ago, LOL. I was always covered with the deep red sticky juice and stained with it for a day or two afterwards. Ah, the memories are great. Love the cats and the cell phone 'catty'...way fun. I just discovered your wonderful blog (I hopped over here from Quilt Hollow where Mary blogged about your giveaway.) I had to add you to my favorites after exploring a bit. Though I have to admit that I was hooked the minute I read your blog title and the quote from James 1:2-4. Thanks so much for chance at these delightful treasures.

Stitched With Prayer said...

I am a new follower!!! Thanks again. I hope your hubby has a wonderful time fishing. How I love dropping a line in the water!!! Have a blessed Wednesday. Enjoy that weather too, it's not that warm here in Northern Utah. Soon though (I hope). I don't have a blog so it's just two chances for me. Good luck to everyone!!!

Vesuviusmama said...

I am visualizing myself sipping that tea while reading those magazines and fondling those fabrics, waiting for inspiration to hit. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy - mom of many said...

We love tea at our house. Fun giveaway.

Leeny said...

I have never posted an comment to any blog before. I love reading quilting blogs.Your giveaway looks great. Maybe I will start a blog someday. What a sisterhood. I love quilting.

Laila said...

Hi. Great blog and giveaway.
I will come back to visit your blog .
Hugs ;-)

Marcia said...

Thank you for this delightful giveaway. We enjoy all kinds of tea (iced and hot) in my home.
mlwright29 at hotmail dot com

Stacey said...

Hi I would love to be considered for your give-away. I can't get my hands on enough books to read that support our heros and troops. Take a peek at my blog for my quilting challenge in making sweet string quilts for baby who are born while their daddies are deployed. Thanks for the consideration.

String Thing Challenge

isa & marta said...

Me encantara si me tienes en cuenta para tu regalo. Bendiciones para ti.

Michele said...

Great prizes. Thanks for sharing.