Wednesday, March 3

A hint that spring is near.......

And what hint would that be?...........Jelly beans and bunnies, of course! When I was at the grocery store just last week, the shelves were stocked with an array of jelly beans, Peeps, marshmallow eggs, bunnies, chicks and Easter baskets. It would put a smile on any one's face!........even this funny bunny!
And he's a bunny with a secret but he's going to share it with all of you! Pssssst......listen carefully........there's going to be a fun giveaway at the end of the month. That's right! You won't want to miss "Hoppin' down the Bunny Trail and a visit to a whole bunch of Good Eggs!"
And who are these "Good Eggs"? Well, there's Pat and Pat, and Mary and Mary Grace, Jacquelynne, Sue and Anett. Then there's Gene and Debi, Kaye and Barb, Cleary and Connie and Arlette. We are all bloggers in all parts of the world that have connected through blogging!
I gathered up these good eggs because each one has enriched my blogging journey in some way. I went back to when I first started blogging and made a note of those who posted a comment or helped me learn the ins and outs of blogging or who just extended their hand in friendship. With that list in hand, I sent out an e-mail to a couple dozen bloggers and shared my idea for a "little hop down the bunny trail". I got positive replies from those that are participating. Some replied that they were not able to participate at this time. I didn't get a reply from everyone I sent the info to and that might be because some who were sent the message said they received it as Spam. So let's say, you might have been one of those people out there that I might have sent that message to and that I would count as "Good Eggs". It would be fun to have you join this little "hop down the Bunny Trail". If you think you'd like to join us, here's all you have to do............

1. To "hop along", just send an e-mail to me at stitchinglegacy@gmail.com . Then grab the button you see on my sidebar and post it on your blog. Note.....you must send me an e-mail to participate and I need your blog link so I can add it to the list of participants. Also, if you comment here, please leave an e-mail or a link to your blog. If there is no way to contact you, I cannot notify you if you win!

2. The giveaway will run from March 24th to March 28th. There will be just five days to "hop down the bunny trail" and visit all of the "Good Eggs" blogs. The post that you do for your giveaway should be the only one that you have to do for this event. All comments should be gathered on that one post and a winner drawn from those names. You may set your own times between March 24th and 28th for when you will take comments. Please note on your giveaway post if you are willing to mail international.

3. You'll need to select an item you wish to giveaway. It doesn't have to be anything big or fancy. Just make it something fun and springy, sweets, treats, a pattern, fat quarters, etc. It's been a long winter here in the U.S. and many other parts of the world, too, so a little springtime fun is what you want to offer. It can be an Easter themed item or spring fat quarters or anything as long as it doesn't have anything to do with snow!! You can also share a funny bunny story or a good egg story when you post. :-)

4. You will be responsible for mailing out your giveaway item. U.S. packages will probably reach winners before Easter, not sure on International.

5. I will take "Good Egg" names for the next dozen days..........which means that March 15th is the last day you can send me info and be added to the "Good Egg" list. I do have a limit of "Good Eggs" that I will take and that number is 12 dozen......you know, think back to math, it's a "gross". There may not be that many that want to participate but I'm not taking any chances since I will be typing the list and posting links to all participants from my blog. :-)

Now you need to know which one of the "Good Eggs" that I mentioned above is the one who inspired me to do this little event. That would be Debi! She hosted two great events the first year that I started blogging and I participated in both of them.........."Fall into Fall Giveaway" and "Whirl into Winter" Giveaway. I know that many you that read my blog came my way because of those giveaways and I am so happy about that. I've had lots of Giveaways since then and there will be more. In fact, ................... I thought a giveaway might be fun right now! If you would like that funny bunny and his armful of jelly beans......Lemonade, Key Lime Pie, and Berry Smooth......then just leave a comment on this post and this post only. If you can guess what his name is, please tell me and if you are right, there is also going to be some really good chocolate sent along with the funny bunny and his jelly beans. I'll draw a winner for the bunny and the beans on March 15th. So go now, and leave a comment if you are looking for a "hint of spring"!!!

It feels like spring here in Minnesota as we are having temps in the 40's which is even warmer than the weatherman predicted. Awesome! Have a great day everyone!
Sandi

Please note........this little "jelly bean bunny" giveaway is just to get you excited about the "hop down the Bunny Trail" later this month when I'll have something really fun and springy for our "Good Eggs" giveaway!!

44 comments:

Janelle said...

Hi Sandi
I think your bunny's name could be Flopsy! Thanks for a fun giveaway! Hope spring comes to your part of the world soon!

Pat said...

CUTE bunny!!! I still haven't decided on my prize, so I won't be posting yet on that....but I'll do that in the not-too-distant future. This should be lots of fun. Thanks for organizing it.

luv2quilt2 said...

He's a cute little bunny. I am SO ready for all this winter to end, and the season of the bunnies to begin!

Owl Lady said...

I wonder if the delightful bunny might be named Hopalong. I have never seen one with such long bendable legs. Maybe he belongs on my entry table in a bed of bright tulips.

Debi said...

Hey Sandi this is going to be fun. I am already looking at things to put into my gifty goody bag for the givewaway. Let's see, let's name that bunny "Beanie" for the jelly beans!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh yes indeed, this is going to be a fun event! My prize is all ready to show off and I'm so excited about it! That bunny with his arms full of treats is so cute, and what stands out the most to me is the pink ears, so I think his name is Pinky! So original!

Looking forward to seeing the final list of Good Eggs!

MGM

Needled Mom said...

This is going to be such fun!

I do hope that bunny's name is NOT Snowball!!!!! I will guess the name is "Springy" for the season!!! Just don't let him/her eat all of those jelly beans!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

He's a cutie Sandi!! Is he just "Funny Bunny"? I sure like to hear that a hint of spring is near...I am very tired of Minnesota winter!

Micki said...

That's an adorable bunny...all of it sounds like fun!
Micki

Linda said...

The bunny hop sounds like fun! I think the bunny's name is Twister!

CreativeHands said...

Sandi what a great idea!! and a great way to get to know other bloggers.

That bunny's name should be "Legs" because of his gloriously long legs!!

Thank you for organizing this fun Spring event...I am SOOOOOO ready for Spring!

SheilaC said...

Your spring blog hop sounds like fun!

I think the bunny is named:

Jilly Jelly Bunny :)

SHeilaC

Judy C said...

Hi Sandi,
I think your bunny's name is Bean.
cute post, we all need some spring.

kim said...

I think your bunny's name is Angel, cuz she looks so sweet and fluffy. What a fun giveaway!!! Yes these 40 degree days are so nice. I think south of the metro had more snow than the north. I still can't walk up my dad's drive way over by Cedar Lake (north-east of New Prague).

Guilitta said...

Hi,

I think his name could be "Hopp a la. I think this a great idear.
I hope somone mailed think international.

Greeting Guilitta

Beeshebags said...

I'm guessing the name is Harvey as in the invisible rabbit from the James Stewart movie (circum 1950). I have a few other names, but will use the above one! She is rather cute and nothing like a Harvey...but figured her long stature would make her 6ft tall! Hugs Naomi

Lindabee said...

What would I call your bunny. . . why, Bunni of course. Would love to participate, and will start planning my giveaway. Thanks for this opportunity.

L. said...

Sandi,

You have great ideas! I think your bunny could be named "Twister". I love the seasons but Spring is looking pretty good right now!

Pat from FL and MI said...

I think the bunny could be named Cuddley, because those arms and legs look perfect to cuddle with.

CieAngel said...

Sandi,
Oh what a cute bunny, I think his name is Peter. My Hubby would just love the jelly beans.
I'm still working on my giveaway idea. But will have it posted soon.
Huggs,
Cleary.
P.S. see you Friday night for the Anniversary of Wooly Buddies.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This is such a cute idea. Good luck with it all Sandi. Your enthusiasm and drive always amaze me.

mary said...

Hi Sandi i think the bunnys name is Peter just like the song .Here comes Peter Cottontail Mary Ellen

Barb said...

I love your bunny (and the jelly beans are my favorites! I am hopping and my guess for your bunny's name is "Long Legs". I am going to a quilt show on Saturday, so I will be looking for a great giveaway prize!

Gene Black said...

I am going with the classic name for the bunny. PETER Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail....

I confess to loving good chocolate. heheheee

Wayne said...

What a clever idea and such a clever bunny, I think his name will be Roger. We can hop along with everyone, is that a go? Roger!!

Sandi said...

Be sure to leave a link to your blog or leave your e-mail address so I can contact you!

quiltingnana said...

the bunny hop really sounds like fun but I will be away during the event...vacationing...I think, like someone else who commented, that his name should be Beanie...we always look for the jelly beans to appear on the store shelves. then we know that spring is coming

Lina said...

The Bunny Hop sounds exciting! And I'd love to win "Hoppy" so he can join me.

Sharon said...

Hi Sandi I think this is a wonderful idea and we could all use some spring....I am going to go with Peter Cottontail on the name because that is what he looks like to me

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Sandra,

I love bunnies, and I LOVE the idea of your Good Eggs Blog Hop! What a delightful way to meet some new friends this spring! I will e-mail you separately to confirm but count me in as a good egg on the upcoming Bunny Hop!

Hugs
Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Lucy said...

Love your bunny... could he be named Floppy?
Lucy

Valrie said...

Sounds like so much fun. I just sent a request to become a good egg too! I love the poems.

Valrie
http://poemsmyway-valrie.blogspot.com

Nanbon44 said...

I started to go with Peter, but lots of people chose Peter, so Snowball was my second choice, but that is more of a girl name, so my guess would be ANDY

Rhonda P. said...

Great idea! I sent you an email. I think that rabbit's name is Roger!

Diane H said...

Hi Sandi, I better hurry up and get all my bunnies out, Easter is almost here! I'm terrible at names. He's really tall - how about Stretch. LOL Told you.

Lori said...

This sounds like fun!

julietk said...

I was lead to your blog by a mutual blog follower I have enjoyed reading down this far :-) I love your version of the Bedspring pin cusion I hope I am in time to enter your giveaway.regards juliet.

Cyndi said...

Hi, my name is Cyndi and I'm new to your blog. I love the idea of your Bunny Hop. I'm thinking of joining you. I think your bunny's name is "Flopsy".

Cyndi

pamdux said...

Sandi I love that you are organizing the give away. Please count me in on the bunny give away. I think he looks like a Peter Rabbit.

Villa-loredana said...

Hello, as you know me, i'm Loredana, and I'll be glad to take part of this giweaway, it will be my first since I'm a blogger. Need some explanation, have we the date to respect for sending our giveaway or not? The name for the bunny, as I like the simplicity, I will call him Funny Bunny. Loredana

Maggey and Jim said...

Hello,
So happy to be a part of this, its fun and good to meet new ones too..I would love to win anyones,, they are all great.
Thanks
Maggey

marilynneq said...

Hi Sandi, I am new to your blog but will be following you. I do not have my blog setup yet so I will post your blog to my FB profile page..when I get mine up and running, I will email you so you can follow me too. I think a cute name for your bunny would be Mopsy....I love bunnys and have too many to count...Marilynne in TN marilynneq@msn.com

Donna said...

How cute is this little bunny and with goodies as well....Happy Spring to you!

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

quiltmom said...

When my son was one we had bought him a rabbit puppet and he called it Bop - Somehow I have always thought Bop was a great description of how a bunny moves along the Easter trail.

This has been a fun event- I have enjoyed visiting all the different quilters and bloggers. It has been great to meet new to me bloggers.
I hope spring has finally come to Alberta- it has been fooling us the last few days- I scrapped windows on my car two mornings this week because of fresh snow.
I love the arrival of spring and spring floral fabrics..
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

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