Wednesday, July 31

The Promised Giveaway!

I have been promising a giveaway and finally, here it is.  I hope you find it rather fun.  See this photo...........
There are two neatly folded pieces of Christmas poinsettia fabric called "Gilded Poinsettia" from Daisy Kingdom/Springs fabrics.  The Pink fabric on the left has a Silver background and the Red fabric on the right has a Gold background. Each piece is one and a half yards of fabric. These fabrics are from my friend, Cindy. I inherited her stash after she passed away. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may remember my post about Cindy and her fabrics. If not, you can read my post about Cindy's fabrics here.  Seeing the Silver and Gold backgrounds on these fabrics, makes me think of that Girl Scout rhyme.........


Make new friends, but keep the old.

 One is silver, the other is gold.

 
A circle is round, it has no end.

 That's how long, I will be your friend.
 
 
 
Cindy is gone but she is still my friend and she would think this a fun way to share her stash and mine, too.  So, check out this photo and you can see I have two large flat-rate boxes. I have labeled one Red and one Pink . I put the Red fabric in the Red  box and the Pink fabric in the Pink  box. Makes sense, right? And then........
I started adding more fabrics to each box in all sorts of colors and patterns! I am sorting my stash and some of Cindy's fabrics as I want to share the fabric fun. I will fill each box and there will be two lucky winners. All you have to do is tell me the name of one of your friends.........a Silver or a Gold friend, first name only and tell me which box you want if you are the winner, Red or Pink. Easy, right? Think of this as a "Christmas in July Gift"!  So, starting today, July 31st, leave your name and those choices I just mentioned. Then on Monday, August 12th at 6:00 p.m. CST, I'll have my Random Number Man draw two winning names. Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and special thanks to those who regularly read my blog. I've not been very good at answering your comments but I read them all. Summer has been busy and my mother's health issues continue to be a real concern. Keeping up with my blog makes me smile. Please keep reading and know that I appreciate every comment and e-mail that I receive!
Sandi


44 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful post Sandi. My friend's name was Diana. She lost her battle with cancer 9 years ago, and I still miss her so much. Like you, I miss her emails and phone calls. She would pop in and visit when she was out and about. I am thankful that I made a quilt for her the Christmas before she found out about her cancer. She died 9 months later. I would pick pink, as both Diana and I loved pink. Thanks.

Donna said...

My friend is Phyllis. She loves red so I'm picking red.

Your post was a lovely remembrance of Cindy.

Laura in IA said...

My friend is Liz and if I win I am going to ask you to send the red fabric to her.

Gene Black said...

I hope it is okay to list two. I want to list a silver and a gold. My silver (new) friend is named Cherry- I met her at a quilting class this year. My gold (old) friend is named Teresa. We went to high school together many moons ago. We now share quilting items and a love of sewing.

JoyceLM said...

My gold friend is Sandra. She's having hip replacement surgery & has such a positive attitude that I know she'll be out & about real soon. I'd love to win the pink box - thanks.

Ray and Jeanne said...

My friend is Bonnie. We both love red so that is the color I'll pick. I think of you often while I'm dealing with my mom's health issues. Good luck. Hugs ~Jeanne

Synthia said...

My BFF was Carol and I lost her to cancer two years ago. She was a wonderful artist and we had so much fun quilting together. I'll pick red (or pink). hehehe

Jacquelynne Steves said...

Hi Sandi- I remember the Girl Scout song, too! Oh I miss singing those old camp songs :)
I'm not entering your giveaway because I have enough fabric to last me for the next 100 years! Good luck to everyone!

Tiffany said...

My friend is Deb, we are fairly new friends, but I love her to pieces!

I love pink, so I'd pick pink.

Quilting Tangent said...

Eleanor and she would have loved the red and gold fabric.

Margie said...

My friends name is Nina, she fought a long hard battle with cancer, loosing the battle several years ago. I miss camping with her and sitting by a bonfire and watching the sun come up and just talking! Either color would be enjoyed I'm sure!! Thank You!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

My gold friend is Nancy and my silver friend is Jen. I would love the red box. Thanks so much for the chance!

Judy1522 said...

My gold friend is Sarah. What a wonderful gift of fabric that your friend left you. The red fabric would be my choice. I love the Daisy Kingdom fabric and used to shop at the Daisy Kingdom store in Portland, Oregon when it was still in business. I still have some of the fabrics and crafts that I purchased there.

Sarah or Semmy said...

My friend is Johnnie who has been through so many challenges and overcome. I do not want to tell them here without her permission. Pink would be my choice.

Kathryn said...

My gold friend is Valerie. She made me feel like family when I moved to her hometown. While I love red best, I'd be happy with either.

Theresa N. said...

My friend is Shay and I like the RED.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rosa said...

Your post is a tribute to your friend and it`s great have a dearest freind.
My gold friend is Maria and the silver is Juana.I`d love red.

scottylover said...

Such a wonderful tribute to your friend. My Gold quilting friend is Lynn, she lives in NC and I am in MO. We met through an on line quilting group and have met up in person several times over the past few years.

I would love to have the pink box if I win. Pink is my favorite color!

Thanks!
Sandy A

Jan Baker said...

My best friend is also my sister. Her name is Vicki and she can make me laugh through the worst times in life. My favorite color is red so you can guess which one I would like.

ruthie said...

My friend is Marty. She is the most wonderful of friends and in recent years lives in my neighborhood. I would like the pink fabric.

Dawn said...

My best friend, of over 40 years, is Dawn Marie. And, since she's a golden friend, I choose the red. :) Thanks for sharing your story, your fabrics (I don't know that I could give Dawn Marie's fabric away :/) and the great giveaway :)

Lisa Marie said...

My friend Kim is somewhere between a silver and gold friend -- I haven't known her forever, but most of my adult life. We were quilting together just last night. I would choose red and would love to share the fabrics with her.

hennies.pennies said...

My gold friend is Linda. We've shared so much and worked on many projects together over the years. We both love reds...so that is what I would pick! Be especially blessed, Kathy

VickiT said...

What a wonderful post about your friend whom I am sure you will miss, but always hold memories of her in your heart forever.

My friend is Denise. She's been my friend since we were in kindergarten almost 49 years ago. We both like silver things during the holidays so I'm going to say the pink would be my/our color choice.

annemarie said...

My dearest friend is Lucy - she is a redhead so she would love the red fabric. Hope your mom is progressing healthwise.

Kathy in GA said...

Sharon would be my friend. I love you relating this to Girl Scouts, having been one as well as a leader for years! Sharon's favorite color is red, mine is coral, but I'd be happy with either box, and will share with her at retreat...she had the nerve to move away!

Pam said...

My friend is Tracy, she is most certainly gold, and studded with precious gems to boot. Her favourite color is pink, and as she has serious health issues I would love the pink.This would make a gift for her.

Myself said...

Thanks so much for this great giveaway! My golden :) friend is Maly and since I have two little girls- I must go with the pink :) Thanks again and love your blog from overseas :)

Colleen M said...

My silver friend is Lance. We worked together for years and now we only meet for lunch a couple of times a year but we can discuss most things like we were together the day before. I'd love the red fabric but pink is pretty too. Thanks for the chance to enter.

pamspretties57 said...

What a wonderful idea for a giveaway. Friends are so special, especially when you're handicapped like me, and have so few. My best friend in school was Gwen, a beautiful soul, inside and out, and I named my first daughter Gwen. My daughter is now one of my best friends too. Thank you so much for having the giveaway. If I'm lucky, I'd like the pink please. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

ledamewood said...

If I understand correctly, this is how I should answer. My friend is Sandy and I think she is more Silver than Gold. If I should be lucky enough to win, I would choose pink.

Sandra said...

Larissa

Pink

barbara woods said...

My husband and I were 55 years when we married and he is my friend, my soul mate, and my life thank you

Anonymous said...

I read your blog on a daily basic if you have posted. You are such a nice person and I thank you in advance for my parcel with RED material. As it is also my Birthday Aug 12, I feel lucky that I am going to win......Barb Lehman

your mama said...

Sandi,
My friend's name is Debbie and she is a true treasure and mentor just like you are. If I win I would like the red box.
Thanks,
Vickie Cross

Pauline said...

My "gold" friend is Nancy. She is so special to me. Even though we don't see each other often, we always pick up where we left off. And she is a quilter, too! She inspires me. I would love to win the red fabric box. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your drawing.
lvtoqlt@mac.com

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'm lucky to have several silver and gold friends. Michele, Kay, Betty & Marilyn, just to name a few. I had the pleasure of spending some time with Betty this past week while I was traveling. Special! Red is my favorite color!

Astrid said...

Such a great way to remember Cindy. My gold friend is Kari and we have known each other for 30 years. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway and if I am the lucky winner, I'd love the red.

mayme said...

My gold friend is my niece Ann. My silver friend is Connie. I love red so would choose the red. Hugs, Mayme

dian said...

Loved what you wrote but it brought sadness along with it. Recalling my friend Judy who died so unexpectedly from a heart attack; I remember how we so often talked about sewing and quilting and shared stories but never fabric. You see, we were very busy raising children and trying to build a stash before we knew about hoarding etc. She will always be my gold friend but she left me and my silver friend Jackie who now must carry on.

We all love red but pink can grow on one too. Thanks for listening.

quiltinggrammy said...

My gold friend is Angela who is going through a very difficult time right now. I know she would like the red fabric and I would like to make her a gift with it to help cheer her.

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