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)!!!
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". :-)