Friday, November 13

Lucky Day today! It's a Giveaway!

It's been a long time since I've had a giveaway and so I think it's high time I offered one up for my blogging friends. This will be my "400th + post and it's almost Christmas Giveaway!" I hadn't really been paying attention to what number I was up to, until the day before I went to Rosebud's*Cottage for a visit to the new shop location. Actually, I was headed in that direction because I was bringing several dozen cookies to my son and the guys at his work and it was only a few more miles over to Rosebud's. With the cookies delivered, I had lots of time to check out the fabrics and goodies, and then the wool. I had a purpose.........I was on the look-out for a couple of good green wool colors. There they were and now they're here. The more I looked around, the more I saw things I'd like. And then I saw these...........

Neat little notebooks that will make a great place to list your current projects. Then there were the fabrics from Sandy Gervais' Gobble Gobble line. I bought five fat quarters so I can make a tiny sampler quilt. Notice that there are two notebooks and two piles of fabric. One set is for me. The other set is for one of you out there in Blogland. Just leave me a comment on this post and you could be the lucky winner of a notebook and a set of Gobble Gobble Fat Eighths. :-)
There is only one rule for the comments..........this first prize is only for those who have previously visited my blog. Read on if this is the first time you have stopped by............

You've probably heard that saying "Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver, the other gold." Well, that applies to blogging friends. Some of you have only recently begun to read my blog, some of you have been reading since I first began and others are just finding me right now as you read this post. So, I have old and new friends and to celebrate that ............

I have two gifts ......... one for an "old friend" and one for a "new friend". Each of these gift bags is filled with three fat quarters of the brightest, cheeriest, star fabric that I have seen in a long time! There might also be something else in the bag but only the winner will get to see that! Just leave a comment on this post and tell me if you are an "old friend" or a "new friend". And yes, the "old friends" will be getting their name in the drawing twice for a chance at the notebooks or these fat quarters. It's kind of a seniority thing but you new bloggers will be "old blogging friends" when I do my next giveaway and that's going to be New Year's Day and a fine one that one will be!
Back to today, though, and one more gift bag. This little red one will be won by someone who has posted to my blog in the last 40 days so somebody is already a winner! Like several other bloggers, I like to reward those who read my ramblings on a fairly regular basis. In the bag you'll find one-half yard of that pretty red fabric and a full yard of the green with gold holly fabric. I figure that there's a tablerunner or something festive in this fabric for some lucky winner.
So when is the drawing date? It will be Tuesday morning November 24th. You may leave comments starting today and through midnight November 23rd. No special requirements for the comments. However.........you must have a link to your e-mail address or blog so that I may contact you if you win. No link, no win.
Happy Friday the 13th. Hope you all have a great day!!
Sandi

78 comments:

Jeanette said...

Hi Sandi, congratulations on your 400th post. Lovely goodies you are giving away & i'd love to win. Also wish to thankyou for the lovely patterns in your Seasons BOM. Hugs, Jeanette

Ida13 said...

Sandy, your are generous again! These are so beautifull! Am I an "old friend", what do you think?

I love your blog and I come every day when it is possible and because I like read comments, I leave one too, except when I'm not able to say exactly what I think. I'm going to learn english better .

How is your mom?

Denysem said...

Hi Sandi,
I am a little old friend, since I started this universe of blog a little while, but I am his follower, and I follow whenever I can.
Beautiful gifts! I'll be rooting for to be drawn...thank you.
Hugs

Kathie said...

hmmm I consider myself an old friend, I have been reading your blog for awhile now
I am a blogline subscriber!
Kathie

Owl Lady said...

Wow! That is a lot of drawings. Your DH may need a wrist brace by the time he draws all of these winners. Please enter me for everything that this "old" friend qualifies for.

400 posts! And they are always interesting. You get yourself involved in such fun activities, and I love to see your patterns and the way that you embellish your projects.

Just Susan said...

Hi Sandi,
I would love to be entered for whatever I qualify for. I don't comment a lot but I'm an 'old' friend and I continue to read all your posts. Take care ~Susan

Tudy said...

I am an old friend. I think I have followed you since I first started blogging in Jan. '09. I may not have commented but I read your blog everytime you add a new post.

Crispy said...

Wow 400 posts!! I'm an old friend and have been enjoying your blog and your enthusiasim for quite a while :0) You have the best dang giveaways!!

Crispy

Babs said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I've been reading your blog for several months now so I guess I'm an "old friend".

annemarie said...

I am an old friend even though I am not a regular commenter. I love your blog and the snowmen are darling. Wish we had some snow down here in Texas!

Cath said...

Happy 400 posts. I have been eading your blog for quit some time , just never commented before . Please enter me for your very generous giveaway. Thanks

Pat said...

Well...I don't have to tell you that I am a friend and follower of yours for awhile now. This is a very nice and exciting giveaway.....as are ALL of yours, actually. I would love to win one of the bags, of course!!! LOL LOVELY things you put in your bags......you are a very generous and fun person. Thanks for doing this and keep up the wonderful blogging, patterns, etc.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Well I guess you could call me 'old'! My kids do anyway! Sandi, what a fun giveaway you are having, once again! You always come up with such great ideas! That green wool is beautiful! I just looked at Heather Peterson's little penny rug pattern that she offers today, and thought of you. That's is a little one I think I could make. Just need to find some wool now!

Love the cheerful star fabric too! Congrats on 400 posts!

MGM

Kaye said...

Well Sandi, 400 blogs, quite an accomplishment. You are indeed a most interesting and generous blogger and friend. I am an "OLD" blogger-follower in more ways than one LOL. I can't believe how fast the time has passed since Feb 09, when I started

quiltingnana said...

I'm an old friend...you are such a generous person..the gifts look great.

Nadine said...

Dear Sandi,
Heartful congratulations for your 400th post on such an inspiring blog ! ;>)
Am I an "old friend" of yours ?
Well it's up to you to decide on this, dear : I subscribed to your blog, quite some time ago, and I'm reading and enjoying each and every post of yours, even if I don't always leave a comment ;>)
Keep posting, dear, we all enjoy your blog !

Smiles from my little corner of the world (Belgium),
NADINE
(Friendship Threads)
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOX

Mandy said...

Congrats on your post!


I think I'm a fairly "old" friend. I've been following your blog for 6+months! I may not comment often but I'm here lol...

So I guess I could be a new friend too since you have over 400 posts and I've been around for less than a 1/4 of them!

GARI said...

Well, I guess I am an old reader, in every sense of the word. I think I started reading your blog about a year ago and have been appliquing your BOM this year. Also, by the time of the drawing, I will be one year older and I think 67 qualifies as "old." Congrats on 400 posts: I am not even half way there, yet.

Sue H said...

Hi, Sandi! Congrats on 400+ posts! Your "old" friend Sue H.

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations, Sandi. That is a lot of writing and sharing of your fabulous talents with all of us.

I love your green felt. The color is so pretty. Are they hand dyed ones?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

woo-hoo! I am an old friend :-) I've been reading your blog since I started blogging. Such a generous giveaway! And congrats on 400 posts! I love leaving comments, and it seems more and more bloggers are rewarding those who comment :-)

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

I would love to be a new friend! I've enjoyed my look around your blog. You did a great job with your little tree hanging from the Cross Country Blog Hop and i love the heart for Veteran's Day! great work.

blushing rose said...

Congrats on your 400th post. What a lovely generous giveaway. I am a friend follower ...

Have a lovely day. Come enter our TRIPLE GIVEAWAY. TTFN ~ Marydon

Anna said...

Congrats, Sandi, on your 400th post. I'm a new follower. Just found your blog via a link from another blog. They referenced your Christmas ornaments tutorial. Thank you so much for taking the time to share.

Sarah or Semmy said...

WOW, What wonderful bags of goodies you are giving away. O course I am an old friend. Sarah at e4e823l@yahoo.com
Congratulations on 600.

Belinda said...

New Friend -
I have been reading your blog for awhile and seldom post on any :-( (I always seem to forget my passwords)
Love your blog and I get a great deal of inspiration reading it. Please keep up the good work.
Belinda

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Congrats on 400 posts! I am an old friend that stops by to read everyday but just doesn't always comment. I love the star fabric :)

Karen said...

congratulations on your 400th post. Wow! I've been reading your blog every time you post for quite awhile now but I don't usually leave a comment. I am an "old blogger" friend.

grandmarockton said...

Hi, I'm an inbetween friend as I've been following since mid year because of CUTE B O M! thanks for a chance. Very nice giveaway!

Loralynn said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I am a new friend, but can see that I will enjoy spend more time here! Congrats on your milemarker!

Melody said...

Wow 400 posts! I love reading and commenting on your blog. I am an old bloggy friend and I would love to win! Thanks for the chances!

Love 2 Quilt said...

I'm an old friend but don't comment very much. I enjoy reading about things going on. And congrats on your 400th post.
paweis at yahoo dot com

Beth Olson said...

Hello! Congratulations on your 400th post -- I just started my blog (http://olsoncieslak.blogspot.com/) and will be making my 4th post today! I have loved seeing the blocks for your patriotic quilt -- thanks for sharing them!
Beth

Nanabarb said...

Hello from an old friend! I've been working on your Seasons BOM, but have fallen way behind. Good thing they don't spoil! :) I really enjoy reading your posts and looking at the pics.

knitwit said...

Congratulations on your 400versary!
You are very generous with your giveaways.
I love reading you blog Sandy, you are a born writer and a good friend to many of us in Blogland.
Thankyou.
Ruth

Kim said...

Hi Sandy, What a nice giveaway and thank you. :) 400 posts that is so cool. Just think if I win I could make and excuse to find my way to Emma Krumbees. No postage lol. :) Always fun to meet someone in Blogland.

Janice said...

Congratulations on your 400th post. I've been reading your blog for a long time although I'm guilty of not posting comments. You are in my bloglines so I visit everytime you post. You are so very generous with your giveaways. I hope when I retire (1 year to go) I will have more time to comment on the blogs I visit, and post on my own blog.

Lotta said...

Congratulations on your 400th post. What a great way to celebrate it with us!
I've been following you for quite some time now and hope that you put me in the drawings,
Lotta in Sweden

Susan said...

Congratulations on your 400th post. I'm a new friend.

Rachel said...

Hello Sandi. Congratulations - 400 posts is worth celebrating!

This is definitely not my first time visiting your blog - I visit every time you post, so I guess that makes me an 'old' friend.

What a wonderful giveaway! All those beautiful Seasons of the Heart blocks and now this. You are so generous!

Have a lovely weekend. ☺

Gloria said...

Congratulations! I'm an "old friend" who checks your blog nearly every day. It's very interesting. Thanks!

Nihal said...

Dearest Sandi,
Congratulations on your 400th post from the heart:) Being an old friend of yours, I wish you the best and happy moments to share on blogosphere.

Very very kind of you to offer such a giveaway. Crossed my fingers:)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

We're both from MN and we're old friends. Congratulations on 400 posts.

Di said...

400, WOW and congrats! I would hope to fall under "new friends".

Di

patchwitch said...

Congrats to you! I came via the Xmas link part of Freda's. And 13th Friday is my lucky day, that is why I am commenting. I am a new reader. As you do not chose the name on the 13th I will not be the winner (for sure) but thank you for the nice post. I already felt like a winner when reading it.
happy stitching for you fabric!

Debbie said...

Hi from an old friend. Thanks for counting me in, Sandi!

Sue Cahill said...

I am a new friend, so happy to have found you.

Congrats on reaching such a great milestone.

Such nice gifts and such generosity, how lovely of you.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Jennifer said...

Hi Sandi, "Make new friends and keep the old".....my choir sings this little rhyme as a round! Have just found your lovely blog so I suppose that makes me silver?

Debbie said...

I am an old blogger and follower. I stop by every evening to see what's new even if you don't post. congrats on your 400th post.
Debbie

Sharon said...

Hi Sandi the green wool is yummmmm
This is such anice give a way and congratulations on your 400th post.

Sharon G

pepsilady said...

Hi Sandi, I add my congratulations on your 400th post!
I just don't know what we have done to deserve such spoiling....we should spoil you....
Thank you for the wonderful 2009 bom and I am on pins and needles to start the 2010 Angels.
Take care
Joyce aka pepsilady

Guilitta said...

Hello,

I am not old, but I am an old friend. I like your blog, the group and your give away.

Greeting Guilitta

L. said...

I guess you would say I'm a NEW friend. I read blogs but never post. Your blog qualifies as one of the best "warm fuzzies" blog to me! I love the opening picture of stuffed animals and bears always do it for me! Thanks for all that you do!

Annie said...

Wow, four hundred posts, that is amazing. Congratulations, Sandi. What generosity! I would love to win. I visit as often as possible, love your Seasons BOM. Thank you so much.

Oma Bertha said...

I have read and followed your blog this year of snowmen. I have just figured out Google Reader and am able to subscribe to blogs. I love it. Now I can really keep up more.
I love Angels and would love to see the layout first.

Val Laird said...

Hi Sandi
It was lovely to hear from you and I'm glad you are joining the "What is Love?" free BOM.

Congratulations on the 400! Isn't blogging great! I find it so exciting to be in touch with people all around the world and sharing the joy of creativity.

Blessings,
Val

Marianne said...

Congratulations on your 400th post Sandi. I am a "new" friend, and I'm looking forward to reading your future posts. You are a very talented designer, I'm so glad I came across your group.
Marianne

tlbrenda said...

Wow 400 posts !! That is great..I am a new friend sort of - I have been reading the posts on the redwork stitchers group and read your blog before but have not left a comment.

I love the snowmen and just wish there were more hours in the day to have more time to stitch and less time to work !!!

Brenda
tlbrenda@aol.com

Blogless me said...

Congratulations on an impressive 400th post! And all those generous giveaways - waw! It is one of those rare moments when I get lost for words ;-) Those Gobble, Gobble fabrics are talking to me... and the stars, well with the holiday season coming upon us, they would come very handy.

Whether I win or not though, thank you for the generous gesture and good luck to the fellow bloggers who also visit regularly!

Bonnie said...

Hi Sandy! I'm an old friend, and I feel privileged that you have a link to my blog under your "Blogs that inspire" column. I have met so many new friends via quilting blogs, and your blog is one that I follow.

Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us!

Diane.Muska said...

Hi Sandi,

This is my first visit (guess that would make me a "new friend") to your blog and it's great...so glad to have found it and plan to visit often.

Congrats on your 400th post!

Wayne said...

Hi Sandi, Have been reading your blog for a long time and I have the snowman patterns to start, had to finish a few things first. You are so talented and generous. Have a lovely Thanksgiving, Helen

Dee M said...

Wow! 400 posts on your blog! That is terrific! It's wonderful to find new items and fun fabrics. I got to go to my LQS Saturday and heard about all the new things, especially 2010 BOMs. All are so tempting!

Marls said...

Congratulations on your 400th post-my gosh I'm not even at 30 so along way to go.
That is a very generous giveaway.
Have a good day.

quiltcat said...

hallo sandi, I allways follow your site, wauh, thats many 400 posts.
so can say I am an old friend, will be fine to make your new bom with angels
have a good time
elfriede/österreich

Jo said...

Oh Sandy where do you find the time to make cookies with all the designing and quilting you do?
I love the snowmen you gave us this year and look forward to actually working on them in the new year... I've got a lot of catching up to do!!
Hugs Jo in BC Canada

SarahVee said...

Hi Sandi. An 'old friend' here!:) Congrats on 400 posts. I'm sneaking up to my first 100. You provide so much inspiration for me. I really like your new leaf wooly, but I'm not into wool -yet! It seems like such a quick way to applique, something I've just started to really enjoy. Wool supplies here where I live are nonexistent. Maybe I'll have to change that! Thanks for another amazing giveaway.

oneshawman said...

WOW 400 posts!! Sandi I marvel at you, where DO you FIND the TIME. I don't know whether I'm a new poster or an old poster (though today I feel like an "old"...). Thanks for all the wonderful patterns and inspiration. Looking forward to more inspiration blocks and blogs from you. Namaste - Terri at the Drake's Nest in Ossineke, MI

Amanda said...

Congratulations on your 400th post!
Thank you for sharing your awesome patterns with us! I been saving the Seasons BOM for the next project on my list. -- Amanda in KS

LisaB72 said...

Hi Sandi,

Congratulations on the amazing number of posts.

I read you blog regularly and I think that I have not posted a comment (hmm will have to check back a while) before.

I love the giveaway fabrics. They are beautiful.

I've enjoyed collecting your seasons bom this year - it's second on my to do list as soon as I'm able.

LisaB72

d.quilter said...

Hi Sandi - 400 posts - that is a milestone-congratulations! This prize would be a real treat - I am keeping my fingers crossed to win! Thank you - Dianna

Linda_J said...

I've been reading a bit but not commenting---like a lot of folks, no doubt. Congrats to you on your blogiversary!

I love your designs and wish that I could draw like that! BUT I am good about following patterns!

Crystal C Rutherford said...

400 posts! Wow! I'm a new friend and I'm really enjoying your blog!

loacrystalwins at gmail dot com

CieAngel said...

Sandy,
congrates on 400 posts. You always come up with the neatest things for us. I'm an "old friend" i've been reading your blog since we did the 12 days of Christmas swap together.
also sending prayers for you , your mom and your sweet little doggie.
Huggs,
Cleary K.

omashee aka Barb said...

Sandi,
What generous giveaways! and what a great blog! I'm a newbie but will be back often. Would love to be one of your winners too.
Barb
omashee@msn.com

Anya said...

How generous! I'm a new friend. Thanks for the chance.

Linda B said...

I have been following you for quite some time, but not commenting much. I can't seem to keep up with everyone! You are so generous and creative. Thanks for having this special celebration.
From an OLD FRIEND

Janelle said...

Hi Sandi,
I'm one of your 'old' friends as I have been visiting your blog on a fairly regular basis over the past year. I think I should put you on my blog sidebard list so I remember to come and visit more regularly!

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