Thursday, September 24, 2009

My First Give-Away!

I have been blogging for just over three months and feel it’s time I gave something back.  I know how excited I get when I read about Give-Aways on other blogs so I think it’s high time I had one!  So remember I said I bought two Quilter’s Connections….one for me and one for a friend…well….guess what?  You might just be that friend!  The Quilter’s Connection is a brand new Canadian Magazine – this is the first issue.  Don’t you just love the Partridge in a Pear Tree wall-hanging on the cover designed by a fellow blogger, Laurraine Yuyama (Patchwork Pottery) …yes, she is Canadian and lives near Vancouver, BC (we’re practically neighbours!)  I am including several pieces of fabric to help you make this wall hanging!  I have tried to keep the colours as similar to the picture as possible. Check out the pictures~ 

So you might win one of these Quilter’s Connection magazines……

P1030022 Along with all this fabric to make the Partridge in a Pear Tree wall hanging!

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Here are some close-ups of the fabrics~ some of my favourites!  Hope you like!

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You probably know the Give-Away drill just as well as I do.  Leave me a comment for one entry , become a follower for another entry and write about the Give Away on your blog for another entry.  Please let me know what you have done so that I can put 1, 2, or 3 tickets with your name on it in the cookie jar.  The Give- Away ends on the last day of September (September 30 – less than a week away at 12 noon West Coast time).   Good luck and I look forward to ‘meeting’ you all!

FINALLY -Remember this beauty from my First Day of Fall posting (Sept. 22).

P1020988 I had taken pictures of this gorgeous wall hanging at a Fall Fair on the weekend.  I had tried to find the artist, Vicky but she couldn’t be found.  Would you believe she found me….via internet!  Don’t you just love computers!  Anyways, to make a long story short, Vicky was thrilled to see her wall hanging flashed around the world and she answered all my questions about it.  Let her tell it in her own words….”When I was making this wall hanging, I did not like my work and I suppose we all criticize ourselves because we never feel like we are doing a good job. I know that others see things differently than we do. Yes, I dyed the fabric for the sunflower petals, leaves, fence, and flower stems. We then cut out the shapes of the petals, leaves and centres of sunflowers freehand. I cut out the shapes of the leaves holding 2 pieces of fabric, I quilted the veins on the leaves and attached them to make them look like falling leaves in Fall.”

Vicky even sent a full picture of this masterpiece.  Don’t you just love the part where she said she didn’t like her work….why do we do that to ourselves?  We are our own worse enemy-I know I do it all the time….is this because we visualize something totally different in our minds as we create and it take us a little longer to accept the final out come (which may even be BETTER than what we visualized?) hmmm food for thought!  So the moral behind all this is – Don’t judge your project until it is finished and then rejoice in it’s splendor!

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Well done, Vicky!!  This wall hanging is something I would treasure for a long, long time!  Isn’t it spectacular!  And Vicky, I hope you join the blogging community as we would all love to get to know you and see more of your creations! (Vicky is thinking about blogging….! )

Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!

107 comments:

Terry said...

Great giveaway! Thanks so much! You can give me three entries please...I'm commenting, have become a follower and am off to post on my blog about it! Have a great day! :0)

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I agree Vicky should start blogging. What a fun give away. I would love to win! I already follow your blog. I have also blogged about your give away.

Marilyn said...

ooooooh. What a lovely give away and it wouldn't cost much if I won as i live so close.I am a follower on Reader and enjoy your blog as I am having my second cup of coffee. i agree about Vicky. Her work is beautiful--she just has to remember the 6 foot rule. I don't have a blog so please put me in for 2 entries. Marilyn in Nakusp
marilynmckinnon@hotmail.com

Delores said...

Hey Paulette, I'm glad Vicky found you! I saw the new magaziine at guild this week - great to have a Canadian magazine. I'm already following you, so I guess one entry for me - great giveaway.

Sheila said...

What a wonderful give-a-way...I would be pleased to be entered....and thrilled to win! :)

Lisa said...

That is a very nice giveaway, thank you for the chance! I already follow and will blog about it on my next post. Let Vicky know we will be looking for her blog :-)

Lisa

Miss_Oakden said...

hey Paulette, this is a great giveaway. Might have to see if I can track this magazine down in rainy England if I don't win.

I am also a follower.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for entering me. And I love the wall hanging!

Carlie said...

What a great giveaway! I love the colors as well as the design. I have become a follower and will post your giveaway on my blog. Happy Fall!

Renee G said...

What a great giveaway. Please enter me -- 2 entries --- 1 for commenting and one for following (rsg).

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

arlette said...

Hello Sweet Paulette, I'd like to be one of the proud owner of the magazines, lol. I became your follower and I'll blog about it right now!!!

SewCalGal said...

It is always fun to find a new blog to follow, as well as magazines.

Please count me in your giveaway. I'd love to win a copy of this magazine. I haven't seen it previously and it does look interesting.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Ulla said...

You have found such lovely fabrics for the pear tree quilt! I was glad to hear more about Vicky's great sunflowers and to see a full picture.
I would be happy to be counted in the giveaway, I'm already a follower.

Jenny Johnson said...

I have been reading your blog ever since you started it--I love it-- I am a wannabe quilter --my mother and my grandmother pieced and quilted but I have never taken it up. I do plan to try it here in the near future....so here's my comment, I will be following you, and I am off to my blog to blog about your quilting. That should get me three entries in your giveaway!! Let's hope the winning entry is mine!! You can find me at elevenfootrv.blogspot.com/
Jenny J (kimilauri@msn.com)

Chrizette said...

Please also enter me in your give-away. I would love to try the pattern of the magazine! I also mentioned it on my blog :)

scrappy quilter said...

What a great giveaway. Please enter me and I'm a follower. Thanks for doing this, it's wonderful.

Barb said...

I just found your blog for the first time today via Terry at Terry's Treasures! I love your blog and will visit all the time! I also love the sunflower quilt--thank you for showing us that one!
I love magazines, especially new ones and I definitely love the partridge in a pear tree quilt--would so love to make that one! Thanks for the opportunity!

Barb said...

I have become a follower! Come on over to see me too--I would love it--I only have but 12 followers...

Barb said...

I am blogging about your giveaway and your blog today! Thanks!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Great give a-way. That magazine looks nice. Love the wall hanging too :)

Guðrún said...

You are very generous. Now I leave a comment and am a follower :)

Colleen said...

Oh I would LOVE to be entered in your giveaway! What a great prize :o) Love the sunflower quilt, and I also am guilty of being too critical of my own work (i.e. my hand quilting... I torture myself about it!)

Colleen said...

Oops! Forgot... I will be a follower and blog about it too, so I am in for 3 :o)

loulee said...

Thanks for sharing Vickys comments. I agree with others, she should start a blog and share with us. We'll soon put her right when she gets all self critical.

malmur said...

I would love to be enter in your giveaway draw. I had been reading your blog for quite a while now and officially became a follower today. Like you I am a teacher - I'm eagerly awaiting my retirement to follow my crafting. A super blog.

SewLindAnn said...

Love to win the giveaway! Thank you for doing it. I am a follower so I get 2 entries..Yahoo! That sunflower quilt is inspiring, thanks for the pics.

Boltz Raggedies said...

Thans so much for an awesome giveaway Paulette!! Love your blog :) Please enter me x 3....I'm a follower, am commenting & added your giveaway on my blog. Thanks so much!
thesewnpatch.blogspot.com

Beth said...

I just found your blog and I would *love* to be included in the drawing, how generous of you!

craft-crazed said...

Hey there Sweet P!!! I am a follower and would love to be entered in to your hat for the magazine and gorgeous fabrics. Not only did I blog about your give away BUT! I made a special blog just for you on how to make the yo-yo bottle cap coasters! so go take a peak!

~candace

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful blog and giveaway. I will add a follow after I send this. Love seeing other's quilting and new things from other parts of the world.

Debbie

Christine said...

fun!!! I blogged about your giveaway and added to follow...

Miriam said...

Thank you for such a great giveaway!! I found you on Terry's blog. I am now a follower too.

Vicky's work is spectacular!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great first give away Paulette!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I am also a follower!!!

carol said...

Looks like a very interesting magazine and give away. One entry, please. Thanks,

Tamara said...

What a great giveaway! That new magazine looks fantastic - I am going to have to keep my eyes open for that one! I also subscribe to your blog.

Owens Family Adventures said...

That is an awesome givaway and I am going to light a bunch of candles in the hopes I win!!!!
heeheheehee
dawn

Julia said...

Great first give away Paulette...I am also a follower!
I have never seen the mag before..would be lovely to win it!
Julia ♥

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Please count me in for one entry...being a Canadian in a far away land it would be lovely to read that magazine!

Srinity said...

Great Giveaway!
Please enter me. I'm a follower now and I added a link to my blog. :)

Nova said...

Wonder if the shop will carry it?

Mystica said...

Please enter me and thank you for your generosity.

Mystica

DianeH said...

Hi Paulette! Always great to find a fellow Canadian I've signed up to follow you. Thanks so much for your generous giveaway and I look forward to reading more of your wonderful blog.

Pam Marshall said...

All 3 completed.

Barbara said...

Really great giveaway, and thank you for having one. Read thru your blog and decided to become a follower also, I don't have a blog but I sure spend a lot of time reading everyone else's blogs, grin. Barb in western NC

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Oh I like those fabrics and I've been eyeing that pattern. I have posted about the giveaway on my blog and I follow you anonymously - please count me in! - Marlene

Jenny said...

THANKS FOR HOSTING SUCH A GREAT GIVEAWAY! I'D LOE A CHANCE AT THAT MAGAZINE AND GIVEAWAY 'KIT'!

La Mañosa said...

This is such a nice giveaway! Thanks for being so generous. :)

Ronel said...

Great give-away. Please enter me into your draw. Regards Ronel

Cindy said...

Hello,

I'm so glad to have found your blog. Wow, you do beautiful work! I'd love to be entered in your draw please.

Thank you.

Cindy

Shelli said...

I just found your blog, and it's so fun to find other quilters and crafters! I love your give-away, and would love to be a part of it. Thanks for your generosity and for the opportunity!

Anya said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance. One entry for me, please.

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

what a great giveaway!! looks like a fun project.

i love the fabric in your previous post, with the dragonflies and frog lily pads, so cute!!

Anyway i guess i get 2 entries.. one for the comment and one for becoming a follower!

D y a said...

A new magazine, great! I'm sure it would like to fly to the Netherlands LOL.
Your fabric is fantastic! I'ld like to folow you, so I've put your link in Google reader. Thanks for the give away.

Robin C said...

I love giveaways and new blogs. Congrats on 3 months. Warning, blogs and reading them is contagious....

Robin in Virginia

DebsCrafts said...

It's beautiful, thanks so much for the great giveaway!

DebsCrafts said...

I blogged about your contest here

free indeed said...

Love this giveaway! I remember thinking I wished I was a Canadian quilter to win a subscription to that mag...well this is a great second chance...to have one issue anyway. Love the colors of the fabs...so earthy. I like that 'penny rug' in your header too.

Gayle said...

Those sunflowers are spectacular! I'm glad I found your blog and look forward to exploring more.

QuiltSue said...

What a super giveaway. I don't often enter these, and I never blog about them normally, but I seem to have made an exception for you! I am already one of your followers. Do I therefore get 2 or 3 entries? I'm not sure, but can I have as many as possible please cos I really, really want to win.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I definitely want to be entered! I've been added as a follower and will post about your giveaway later this weekend. blessings, marlene

basketsnprims said...

Hey, Paulette ~
Just found your blog & it's wonderful. I am a new follower & am addicted to fabric, stitching, prims, and blogging. Isn't it fun? Anyway, please enter me in your generous giveaway.
thanks,
Pam

Mama Spark said...

Hey, I just found your blog and I love it! Please enter me in your give away!

Martina said...

You have a very nice blog. Thanks for the give away. And I am looking forward to follow you now.

sandyandcosmo said...

Great giveaway, I'm a magazine junkie and would love to win this! I'm always looking for new blogs to read and yours is one of my new favorites.

Rabid said...

What an awesome giveaway! Please enter me :) I'm following too!

kathyinozarks said...

what a fantastic give away, I am here from Colleens page. I would love to win this. put me down for all three chances, I will be posting a link to you, and love your blog so will be a follower too thank you for the give away opportunity Kathy

Carin said...

I would love to win this I am also becoming a follower on your blog.

Anonymous said...

I have been waiting for this magazine, and have no idea where to find it. I love the pattern on the cover. maryturub at shaw dot ca

Anonymous said...

Linda from sunny Alberta :)
Wonderful blog and great giveaway!
Thanks.

BilboWaggins said...

The little runner you just finished is gorgeous - definitely worth keeping out for longer than the autumn.

Your giveaway is so generous, and this is a magazine I've never seen on sale in England (she says hopefully)

thank you.

Julie in the Barn said...

Nice blog and great give-away. Marlene sent me over. Please throw my name in the cookie jar.

Gene Black said...

I haven't seen Quilter's Connection yet. (it may not be available in Alabama USA. Ha ha.

I love the fabrics. They would stretch my "style" and that is always good. Please enter me in the draw.
Thanks.

Julia said...

Hi Paulette,

What a lovely giveaway ..... which I would love to win!!

I have become a follower and have also blogged about it on mine.

Thanks

Julia :0)

Nancy B. said...

I grew up on a fruit farm and so I have a soft spot in my heart for pear trees . . . and you can never have enough fabric!

What Comes Next? said...

I agree, Vicky should have a blog - her work is incredible! We are our own worst enemies, aren't we??
Please enter me in your giveaway - I love the Partridge in a Pear Tree wall hanging. If, per chance, I am the lucky person, please make a second drawing for the magazine as I already have it!
I also follow your blog.

CarlaHR said...

Hi, just discovered your blog via Finland. I'm a fellow Canadian but have not yet seen this magazine so would love a chance to win it with the generously added fabric. I don't have a blog but have some favourites that I follow regularly and will be sure to add yours to the list.

Sue Cahill said...

I just found you and I'm so glad I did. I live in Niagara Falls, NY and spends tons of time across the border so I consider myself a pseudo-canadian.

Love your fabric choices, you obviously have lots of talent!

I have happily joined as a follower so I think that means two entries.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Paulette...a wonderful giveaway, please count me in...Dzintra Ingrid♥x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Have become a follower...now over to do step 3♥x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

It's me again...all 3 things done...I have put a link up on my side bar back to you. thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway♥x

Micki said...

I just became a follower and I love your blog. Thanks for hosting it and hope to get to know you.
Micki
In Ireland

Micki said...

Oh forgot to tell you that I also posted your giveway...Hope you visit!
Micki
In Ireland

Deb said...

Paulette, what a lovely blog you have and your work is amazing. Thank you for sharing with all this lovely giveaway, the magazine looks great. I look forward to seeing more of your work and have made myself a follower.

Fiesta said...

lovely giveaway and blog. I became a follower.

Tatkis said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you very much! Please, count me in :)
Best wishes from Russia
Tatyana

Jackie said...

I'd love to be entered into your generous giveaway!

I agree, we're often way too hard on ourselves. Vicky's work is amazing!

retdairyqueen said...

Just found your lovely blog
May I enter your giveaway

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Wow what a great giveaway! I'd love to have a copy of the Quilters Connection! Sounds like fun. Thanks for such a generous giveaway :-)

joanne lendaro said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!! What fun!! I'm a new follower and blogged see it here:

http://splittingstitches.blogspot.com/

Thanks again!! Hope I win!!

MJinMichigan said...

Please enter me in your drawing. I'd love to see that magazine and the fabric is wonderful.

andsewon said...

What a wonderful giveaway and enjoyed your blog!!
You are so generous. Thanks for the chance!!
I love that pattern , I have a couple things pear and partridge!!!

Posted about your giveaway and added you to my blog list to read!!!
Lola

Loralynn said...

I just discovered your blog! I love it! I am now a follower so I will be a frequent reader!

Mama2KBR said...

How cute is that? I LOVE the colors for your giveaway.

I'm following you too. I LOVE finding new blogs to follow and seeing the creative minds of others at work!

Shirley said...

I love the sunflowers. I'm a follower.

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

Hi Paulette. What a wonderful giveaway! I am just starting to quilt and what a great prize this would be to win. Love it. I am also a follower! Thanks, Linda

Kirsi said...

Hi! I never win anything in giveaways, but must try anyway...
I just love the fabrics you chose. Greetings!

lesthook said...

I just found your blog and became a follower!

throuthehaze said...

Great giveaway! Count me in please
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

maisy and the boys said...

I have popped over from Micki's blog and would love to be included in your give away. what a lovely Christmas project.
Lovely blog.

Rosa-Munda said...

I've just seen your lovely giveaway on Micki's blog and decided to pop over! I would love to be included in the draw! Ros

Shasta said...

Woo, 101 comments. What a lovely giveaway. Please count me in.

rockgranny said...

What a great giveaway! Only two entries please, I have become a follower and but have no time to post about your giveaway on my blog.Sorry, !

Kris said...

Thank you for a great giveaway. I'll be anxious to see the new magazine even if I don;t win.

arlette said...

Just in case and don't miss the oportunity the mag and the prize, I became your follower some days ago and I blogged about it!

jwiederech said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I have only recently retired and discovered blogs. Yours is wonderful.

Mom of two said...

JUST In time hopefully!!! I love the sunflower Quilt they are my favortie flower!! Thanks fro the giveaway!!