Saturday, January 31

...from "Frosty noses" to "Hearts and Roses"!! A red, rosy giveaway!

Just a little something to get in the spirit for Valentines Day..........


Roses are red, Violets are blue,
these fabric roses could be just for you!
Leave a comment and your name,
hope you have fun playing this game!


That's right, fabric roses just for you! I've done this before at a retreat and it was so much fun, I thought, let's do it again. In February of 2003, when my friend Sara and I hosted a Valentine Retreat "Sew Many Blessings", we had a great time gathering fun door prizes with a red, white and pink theme. For our final prize, I made up a dozen long-stemmed fabric roses and Diane was the winner. Oh, she was a wonderful winner because she played it like "Queen for a Day"! How many of you remember that show? I do. My mother watched it. I always thought it would be great if she was on there and won a washer/dryer. :-) Anyway, I "plucked" twelve red fabrics from my stash (cut into fat quarters) and wrapped them around wire stems, then bundled them into the half-yard of green, glittery fabric you see in the photo and tied it all up with a gold bow. I could be "sending you a big bouquet of roses" (as it goes in the Eddy Arnold song) and here is all you have to do.

1. Leave a comment and tell me the name of your first true love. Just first names will do. Then, is he still your first true love? This could get interesting.
2. Please leave your e-mail address in your comment if it is not linked to your blog. Without it, I will not be able to contact you if you win. This giveaway is open to all bloggers. I will ship international but I will be verifying that you meet the rules. :-)
3. You get two chances to enter. Sign up anytime on February 1st. Then, on February 2nd, you may sign up again in celebration of Groundhog Day. It's like a "repeat"vote, sort of like what poor Bill Murray went through in the movie of the same name where every day is a repeat of the day before. Entries begin at 12:00 a.m. February 1st and end at 12:00 midnight on February 2nd. My random number man will draw the winner then and I will post the name at noon on February 3rd.

So, if I were leaving a comment in answer to my question, do you wonder what the answer would be? Well, my kindergarten heartthrob was Ronnie and my junior high sweetheart was David. My first true love was Jim and my lifetime love is my husband Steve. :-) Everyone of those names is a good 1950's name!! Those were the days! I have some fun Valentine memories I'll share in the next week or so, but for now.......get ready to add your name for your chance to win some roses that will "not fade away" (thinking of Buddy Holly there)!!!

Sandi

It's just after midnight and my Random Number Man has done his job.....The winner is JulieQ! I have sent her an e-mail and let her know that I need to hear from her by 6:00 Wednesday to claim the "big bouquet of roses". :-)

79 comments:

Soukies said...

Well, my first "husband" was dougie! we use to play husband and wife and he would kiss my forehead and walk off to work. Of course we were only 5 at the time lol. My first sweetheart was Heath, my first love was Mickey and my true love is my dh Bob and of course my three children :-)

Lynn
rosesandlollipops@gmail.com

Pat said...

My first love was John. (we are still good friends today. The love of my life and best friend is DH Jim.

Lin said...

My high school sweetheart was Arnie. We broke up, and 30 years later we remet and got married. We've been married almost 8 years now and it's been the best.

Lin said...

oops - should have added
linmaine@hotmail.com

Gayle said...

First love was in high school - Craig. Forever love is Barry. 29 years and counting!
Gayle
dyeing2hook@msn.com

Karen said...

My first love-Dexter. My true love, Dave
kutiequilter55@gmail.com

Jo in TAS said...

I got married in Grade two to Jason, we split in Grade 3 when he moved. This was followed by many crushes and then a high school romance with Sonny. A few brief romances in between before I met my true love, Brett and we have been happily married for 12 years.

Joy said...

What a novel idea for a Valentine's giveaway ... Sandi you're so clever :o)!!!
I met my husband when I was 16 and although we went our separate ways for several years, this year we'll celebrate 20 years of marriage. So Darryl is my first love - and also my forever love ;o).

Sharon said...

My first true love wast Michael, when I was 15 years old and he was 20. He is still my first and only true love. We were married on Valentine's Day :) Today we are ages 40 and 45 :)

This is a nice giveaway :)
Sharon
mtairymomnc@yahoo.com

Janelle said...

Hi Sandi
I only discovered your blog this week and am now contemplating whether I do your BOM! So many other projects I need to tackle first. I met my first and only true love, Craig, when I was 16 and have been married for 17 years now!

Rhonda P. said...

The roses look beautiful!!! My first love was years ago and his name was Sam. I don't know what has happened to him since then. I am now married to the man that is the rest of my life love. Couldn't ask for a better guy.

Jeanette said...

Hi Sandy, what a lovely idea - fabric roses. I really had to think who was my first love. His name was Ricky and we were about 7or 8 years old. He was also my best friend until they left the town we lived in. There's been a few "loves" since then but alas they didn't last. Jeanette

RachelJane said...

My first love was Sid in junior high. I was sure he was "the one" but it was not to be. He later married one of my friends, cheated on her, married his girlfriend then cheated on her too. I'm certainly glad he wasn't the one! I met my true love, Paul, when I was 19 and we have been married for 17 1/2 years!
This is a great giveaway, Sandi. Love the fabric roses (are you going to post a tutorial on how to make those?)

GeeGee said...

Your rose bouquet is fabulous and red is my favorite color. Always try to include red in my quilts.

Had a crush on Larry all through grade school. My first love was William. Met my true love Les while in high school and after my graduation while he was still in military service we wed and have been happily married for 54 years with 3 beautiful daughters and 7 lovely grand-children and 1 great grand-child.

Thanks so much for sending the BOM patterns. They are great. Happy Valentine Day!

Mel said...

When I was 4, I got 'married' on a trampoline to Clint by his older sister. I 'went with' Jeremy in the4th - 6th grades. First date and kiss, (high school)Roger. First love? Maybe I've said too much already.

This IS interesting Sandi!

Kritta22 said...

What a great idea with the fabric!!

My first love was my high school sweetheart, Kyle. I then fall in love again with my new hubby, Chris. The was a guy in between but it wasn't love.

What a great giveaway. Thanks!

Kritta22 said...

Kritta22@hotmail.com...sorry! I forgot!

Kerry said...

My first true love was and still is Rodney. We've been married for 20 years. What a lovely bunch of roses!

Julie in the Barn said...

I love the bunch of roses. My first love was Frankie. He was an older man. I was 5 and he was 7. I met my true love, Paul, when I was 18. We've been married 40 years.

Pat said...

Oh, gosh...so many crushes when little...guess first one was Jimmy......then in high school, Joey and then...even before I graduated from high school, met the true love who ended up being my DH, Gary. We dated and then broke up but got back together. I guess true love wins out as we will be married 42 years this upcoming August. What a fun giveaway!!!

annemarie said...

My first love and only is my husband John. This year will mark 40 years - unbelievable! We were married in l969 and three days later he went to Viet Nam. Yes we were crazy but all worked out and here we are many years later!! I love your roses. Unfortunately my husband is not a rose buyer. He is not a shopper as a matter of fact! a.haun@sbcglobal.net

Sue Cahill said...

My maiden name was Sue Stein, my first love was a boy named Frank in Kindergarden. We were "married" behind the grade school. Of course the other kids teased us by calling us Frankenstein so much we "broke up". I have no idea where he is today, he moved away in second grade.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Sweet P said...

His name was Mark and he had a Scandinavian last name. I liked him throughout grade school and even in high school I still had a crush no him. I have no idea where he is now.

The love of my life is my husband, Bruce. There is no better man on this earth for me.

Susan said...

My first true love was Roy Rogers!
I spent every Saturday morning with him.(tv)I just knew that someday he would leave Dale for me-never happened.
Susan
baumgrdner@aol.com

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Michael was my high school sweetheart but my first and only true love is my husband!

loulee1 said...

I lost my first love Eddie, he died in an RTA.
My next love was my ex husband, less said about that the better.
The love of my life is my Hunney. We met in a WWW chat room.
You are a lovely person for offering such a sweet give away.
My blog links to my email.

Kaye said...

My first love was Jimmy, my HS love was Andy and my one True Love is Larry who I am married to for 50 years. Your blogs are all so interesting and you are sooo generous. Thank You and Happy Quilting

Cindy said...

I just "happened" upon your blog when browsing through Quilter Blogs. My first, and only, true, true love was Scott in Junior High School. We started dating our Freshman year in High School and got married a year after High School. We will be celebrating our 35th anniversary this summer. Through laughter, tears, children and grandchildren we have remained loyal and true to one another. His heart surgery scheduled this Friday reenforces my love, devotion and dependency on my husband, my partner - my deepest friend.

Cindy said...

I'd just like to say I'm "sew" happy I "happpened" upon your blog. Your Home Page Photo of the bear with hearts is so cute!

Heather said...

My first crush was David, in the fifth grade. He didn't know I existed. My first head-over-heels puppy love was Todd, when I was fifteen. I found my true love, Darren, in my senior year of high school. Three years later, we were married, and almost 23 years later, we're still in love.

The roses are beautiful, Sandi! Thank you for the fun contest. ;o)

heathermhaapoja@juno.com

Nancy said...

First crush was Marty, first "love" was Mel....but I married my True Love Rich...and we have been happy for 37 years.

Lovely rose bouquet....

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

My first true love was Richard and we were high school sweethearts. We got married one year out of HS and are still married 46 years later!

DiahRothman said...

My first and only love is my husband Shahbani. We were married in l983 and we have 3 kids.Yes it is already 26 years this Valentine's. As far as I could remember he bought me roses only once about 5 years ago during our anniversary/Valentine's Day. Anyway with or without roses our love still flourish...But I really love your roses.

DiahRothman
diahrothman@yahoo.com

mlmhm45 said...

My first true Love was Patrick and he still is my true love we have been together 27 years married 26.

Mickie
Amberfire3@aol.com

Quiltldy said...

My first love was Tony. He was my friend through a very difficult time in my life where I was unwed and pregnant and the baby wasn't even his. My true love is my husband, Chuck, who has stood by me and supported me for the 35 years of our marriage. Roses are my favorite flower!

kathyquilts@hotmail.com

xashee's corner said...

my first 'crush' in junior high was David and oddly enough my first true love was named Dave. i am not in touch with either as i have moved across the country. and NO i didn't marry a Dave, David, or Davey! hehe i married John! Thanks soo very much for this chance to win your LOVELY roses! Hope you have a SUPER Sunday! :D

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

what a cute idea. you always come up with something fun sandi. The bouquet is lovely. red is the best color. how fun. and tomororw - ground hog day - is a favorite day from childhood. growing up in PA it was always a big deal. Followed by fastnacht day. or sometimes they were the same day. good memories. speaking of memories - my first love would have to be my husband. i never loved any of those boys I dated. I liked some of them but certainly not love, that is for sure.

Nanabarb said...

My first true love was John. I still have a special place in my heart for that handlebar-moustache sportin' fellow, but it just wasn't meant to be (sigh).

***** said...

What a darling idea. My first crush was Ronnie, in the 4th grade. My true love is JC and we have been married 46 years, so something is working.

jennyflower said...

Rob broke my heart, Simon mended it, and kept it!

Norma said...

My first and last true love is Ted. We met when I was 15 and he was 16. When he graduated and left for the AF, we agreed to date others but still kept in touch by US mail. In 1966, he came home on leave and we were married. All those years, three children and two grandchildren later, we are still best friends. He is my "my great white hunter".

Karen said...

Hi! This is a fun giveaway! My first love was Jack in elementary school. What a cutie, used to walk me to school in the snow, and he was TWO whole years older than me!

Margot said...

Sandi, nice its idea.
My first love Emmanuel.
Today, my true loves, are my children and grandsons.

Margot
margotpb@gmail.com

I do not know if still it is inside of the stated period - here in Brazil they are 19:20 of day 01/02/2009

Jenna Z said...

Wow, these are so unique, what a great way to package up fat quarters!

Pieceful Afternoon said...

My first true love was Don - we've been married 44 years - he proposed on Valentines day. And he brings me flowers constantly - sometimes before the last bouquet has shriveled.

Gerry said...

I love how you put this post together. And the give away is awesome!

My first love was Billy, my second love in adulthood was Bobby. Then my now ex-hubby Brian. See a pattern here????? Something about those 5 letter "B" names!

My current hubby of 10 years and soul mate is Gene. So here we are Gene and Gerry - makes monograms on towels easy. LOL.

Chookyblue...... said...

the first boy I loved.......I am sure didn't know I existed........well he had no idea i was so keen on him........

The flowers look great what a good idea..........

craftydiane said...

My grade school love was Tony. My first true love was Jeff and my forever love is my hubby, Clark.

goldenneedle said...

My first love was Larry.......my first true love is my one and only DH.....e still gives me warm fuzzies even after 26 years of marriage.

Karen L

bklang@agwireless.net

Sue said...

My first true love was and is Doug...we've been married 38 years.

StitchinByTheLake said...

My first true love was Johnny because he had a beautiful deep voice! Haven't see or heard from him in 45 years! blessings, marlene

julieQ said...

My first true love is my husband, Milt...greater than 20 years! Thank you for the applique patterns, I am loving them, and have my snowman all done, and the heart cut out...thank you!! I appreciate your generosity!

Rae Ann said...

Oh my! I don't know if I should...oh why not. I remember growing up, I was very young 2nd or 3rd grade, I don't think boys were even in the picture at this time in my life. I remember saying I was going to marry my Daddy, because he was the best Daddy and he loved Mommy and me. So I guess he was my first love. Lucky for me I did marry a man just like him ;) and have been happy every since.

Melody said...

Sandy,
What a great prize. My first love was my high school sweetheart Eddie. My true love is Jeff, the man I married on Valentines Day 1994. Thanks for the opportunity to play.
Happy Stitches,
Melody

Nancy said...

My first love was Andrew. I went on to meet, fall in love with, and marry a different Andrew. Choosing the "new" Andrew was the best decision I've ever made in my life. He is my best friend, my soul mate. Happy Valentine's Day!

nmslee1@yahoo.com

GARI said...

My first love was Jerry (grades 1-3). he was also the first boy that kissed me. I have not seen him since we moved following the 3rd grade. Next was Ted (7th grade) and then Chris (9th - 11th), off and on and with an engagement ring even. DH came in college: we have been together for 47 years.

Carol said...

What a fun giveaway!  My first crush was when I was 5 and his name was Johnny.  He is now deceased.  My second was in first grade and his name was Ronnie. There were other "loves" but my true love and I have been married for 42 yrs.libertythreads@charter.net

Liz Schaffner said...

What a cute game :-)
My first love was Glenn. Unfortunately fate never let us marry and live happily after ( he died) but since then I have married a wonderful man and am happy. But a girl never forgets her first love :-)

Julie said...

hi sandi,
what a cute giveaway!
my first true love's name is wayne.
julie :)

Pat said...

Okay...it's February 2 and I'm signing up again in "honor" of Groundhog Day!!! They say he won't see his shadow and we will get an early spring.....we can only hope!!! :)

mlmhm45 said...

Happy Groundhogs day.
Hope you have a great one.

annemarie said...

Heres hoping you have a happy ground hogs day - this is my second entry - hope it brings luck.

Norma said...

This is my second entry......love those roses! Wondering what the groundhog will tell us today.

Norma

Cindy said...

As a child (and still), I loved "family and relatives" gatherings. My first "true love" was my husband, Scott. We'll be married 35 years come August. Does life always bring you roses? No...But maybe this email will.....

ranette said...

ahhh...my first love was Rob, I was in 5th grade he was in 7th. Such pretty red hair. My second true love was Bobby, third was Randy and finally Jay, my hubby, my true love for 23 plus years.

The roses are beautiful...what a sweet giveaway.

xashee's corner said...

repeat performance: hehe
my first 'crush' in junior high was David and oddly enough my first true love was named Dave. i am not in touch with either as i have moved across the country. and NO i didn't marry a Dave, David, or Davey! hehe i married John! Thanks soo very much for this chance to win your LOVELY roses! Hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday! :D

Frances said...

My first true love was George
But alas I left him behind in Grade Four.

Love your creative valentines and would love to win your rosy heart.
Frances

sparkle jars said...

First TRUE love was WES...my husband...we met 29 years ago in college.
Thank you for sharing the Valentine's patterns. :-)

Charlene said...

My first love was Tom, whom I did not realize until later was really my first love. My own true love is the man I married 35 years ago. He makes me whole!

Charlene
charlene.russell@imail.org

Linda said...

My first love was Paul at the age of 9 - now you will find this VERY ODD! BUT... he later became my BROTHER! LOL I was adopted into his family when I was 12! We laugh about it now, but have NEVER told Mum & Dad! LOL!! Alas I am not "lucky" in love and after 2 divorces decided that my children have always been, and will always be the loves of my life! :)
Good luck in the giveaway everyone & Wishing you all... Love!

"I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love."
Mother Teresa

LVBabyboomer said...

My first love was Anthony and we made our First Communion together. First teen love was Jerry and my true love is Steve, together for five plus years now.
Diane
lvbabyboomer@yahoo.com

Charlene said...

I once had a bo named Tom, some would call him a real Bomb. But I was too finiky and left him for another. My true, true love os 35 years is still at my side through thick and thin. Okay, more thick and hoping to be thin again!
Charlene
charlene.russell@imail.org

Pieceful Afternoon said...

LOvely blog today - this is fun - and the roses are so pretty.

Jacquelynne said...

First and only true love is my husband Chris, we have been married for 19 1/2 years, but we started dating 23 1/2 years ago! Over half our lives together, and looking forward to many many more.

Your roses are so lovely. You are always so generous!

Karen said...

Hi again! Here I am for my second posting for your giveaway! My first love was Jack in elementary school, a cutie and two years older than me! Walked me to school in the snow.

Tudy said...

First love Dave. Last love Dale with him for 42 years now.

julieQ said...

I am posting again, a second chance at a lovely bouquet! Looks like 6 more weeks of winter...brrr! Again, thank you for doing this, it has been lots of fun!!

julieQ said...

Thank you so much!!! How exciting, and how generous...

Julie

House of Mouse said...

My first and only true love is my husband John....we have been together 38 years and counting.
We have been together since I was 16!


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