Monday, August 9, 2010

First Blog-iversary Giveaway!!!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

A couple days ago marked one year since my first crafty blog post ever. I missed celebrating with all of you on the actual day for several reasons. The main reasons are that I finished 2 summer school classes the day before, then reported to jury duty and was trying to figure out what to do for Mr. Crafty's birthday {which was yesterday}. I am happy to report that in the past week, I  have read TWO non-school books. But not much crafty to report. Oh, I did make these delicious snickerdoodle cupcakes for Mr. Crafty...

By the end of this month I hope to have a pattern/tutorial for this quilt... saying it out loud will make me do it, right?

Anyway, now to the giveaway. I thought about this over the past couple months. What did I really want to share with all of you? When I saw the Dream On line by Urban Chiks for Moda, I knew I wanted to give some Dream On away... and then I got it in my home and started thinking I might keep it. I love the vintage sheet-ish feel to it and I am a floral fan but more the 60's & 70's florals than your traditional florals.But I am not keeping it, I am giving it away to some lucky reader!

Here's what you get: Uptown Girl pattern by Carolina Patchworks and three charm packs of Dream On

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!
AND you get more than one opportunity to enter to win. Here's all the ways you can enter {please leave a separate comment for each}:
1. Tell me what you favorite part of summer is
2. Follow my blog {or tell me that you already follow}
3. Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with a link to your blog
4. Make a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society here and leave me a comment letting you know that you donated. This also enters you to win one of two quilts that are being raffled by me for this great cause.

Please make sure that I have a way to contact you :-)

A winner will be randomly drawn on August 20th at 9pm Arizona time. Happy crafting!!!

251 comments:

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Lisa said...

I'm a follower :)

Lisa said...

My favorite part of summer? It's the BEST excuse to eat Ice Cream!

Maren said...

Right now my favorite part of summer is beer-garitas! (limeade, corona, and tequila, it's actually quite good)

I'm very impressed that you are able to part with these fun packs, but I'll try to enter every way I can.

Maren said...

BTW - I am now a follower.

Lisa said...

Congrats on your blog-iversary.
Posted your giveaway on my blog.
http://amildseason.blogspot.com/2010/08/crafty-jennifer-blog-iversary.html

Katie Bishop said...

Yea! What a great giveaway! I would love to win!

Katie Bishop said...

I am a follower!

Maren said...

Okay now your giveaway is posted on my blog at: http://aconstantproject.blogspot.com/2010/08/another-possible-projectif-i-can-win.html

Mama24Monkeys said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

My favorite part of summer is sitting around (or maybe floating in) a pool.

Mama24Monkeys said...

I am a follower

Haylee said...

My favorite part of summer is the weather! I love soakin up the sun :)

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Haylee said...

following:)

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Haylee said...

blogged:http://giveaway-gal.blogspot.com/2010/08/august-9-2010.html

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Renee G said...

My favorite part of summer is sitting on our back deck with my husband in the lawn swing in the evening.
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Renee G said...

I am following as Renee G on GFC.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Kerry said...

Congrats on your 1 year and your fundraising. In summer I love the extra light, more hours in the day!

Kristy said...

My favorite part of the summer is the fact that the resident orcas are around the island (er home) more regularly.

Kristy said...

Also, I'm already a follower :0)

Mimi said...

The best part of summer is not having to follow a schedule - I can pretty much do whatever my heart desires (until I have to go back to work, or make supper, or do house work...) Awesome giveaway!

Mimi said...

I only discovered you today and have signed up to follow you! Thanks for an awesome giveaway! Woo Hoo!

trish said...

Good Morning. :o)
My favorite part of summer, is no real set schedule. :o) My children are home from school and we get to "play".
Thank you for hosting such a nice give a way. :o) I am new this morning, to your blog and enjoying my stay.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Katie B. said...

My favorite part of summer? Hmm. Probably the fact that it stays light so long. It's been over 100 degrees here for over a month, so I'm having a hard time finding anything redeeming about this time of year!

Gotta check out those snickerdoodle cupcakes.

I'm giving away some charm packs on my blog too. Check it out.

Eleanor said...

Congratulations on a year of crafty blogging!

My favorite part about summer is Jersey tomatoes and all the other goodies I get from my veggie garden.

{BrianaArlene} said...

The best part about summer is definitely the extra daylight and being able to walk outside with only a t-shirt and shorts!

Mama Mel said...

My favorite part of summer is eating lots of ice cream, popsicles, and smoothies! :)

Mama Mel said...

I am now a follower!

Mrs. Darling said...

mt favorite part of summer is all of the tasty veggies!!!

Mrs. Darling said...

I'm a follower!

Alexandra said...

My favorite part of summer is sleeping in!

Jorie said...

My favorite part of summer is the warm weather, days by the pool, and big cookouts with family and friends!!

Jorie said...

I am a follower!

Jolene said...

I love summer because my little boy can play outside all day.

Jolene said...

And I'm a new follower of your blog!

jobanba said...

My favorite part of summer is definitely visiting the local farmer's market. I get so sad when it closes for the winter, but get SO excited every year when it opens again!
Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

jobanba said...

...and i now follow your blog! Looking forward to reading more!

Jorie said...

I blogged about your giveaway and your cause here:

http://mommie2cullen.blogspot.com/2010/08/some-more-finished-stuff-and-giveaway.html

Momma Des said...

Bare feet, picnics, and movies at the drive-in!

Momma Des said...

Now following!

Willa said...

At the moment, I am thinking maybe my favorite part of summer is the end! When fall arrives and the air is cooler. But I have to add, summer tomato sandwiches are a treat of summer only!

Willa said...

Am a follower

love.sewn said...

congrats on your first year. i just started a blogging after seeing so many lovely blogs out there. my favorite part of summer is air conditioning. haha. summers in houston are disgusting. thanks for the giveaway

Linda Gilli said...

My favorite part of summer is all of the fresh produce available at the local famer's market

love.sewn said...

oh and im a follower

Linda Gilli said...

I am a follower

Ashley said...

My favorite part of summer is our annual family reunion. Love seeing my special relatives I only see once a year!

Ashley said...

I am now following you!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

My favorite part of summer is the fact that my kiddos are home! They are getting older and time is really starting to fly. I am painfully aware that it wont be to long until they are leaving home to make their own way in the world!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I am a follower

Jenn said...

My favorite part of summer is the freedom for all of us to come and go as we please (except Daddy, who still has to work) and play, chill, try new things, or just be lazy without having such a tight schedule!

Jenn said...

I haven't transitioned to using the Follower feature yet, but I do have you in my google Reader...don't know if that "counts" ;)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

This year, my favorite part of summer is the end of it! I'm just crabby about the humidity:)

Thanks for the chance to win beautiful fabric!

Bree said...

Great giveaway!
My favorite part of summer is how long the daylight stays. I feel so much more productive when it's still light out!

Johanna said...

My favorite part about summer are all those colors. Green trees, flowers everywhere, the sun is shinig, all those animals.

Johanna said...

And I am a follower:)

Erin M. said...

My favorite part of summer is not packing school lunches in the morning. There are a lot of other things I like about summer too.

Linda Gilli said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog http://straystitches1.blogspot.com

Deci said...

Going to the beach of course.

Deci said...

Follow with GFC

Deci said...

I blogged http://rickrackshack.blogspot.com/2010/08/ms.html

Melissa Corry said...

My favorite part of summer is getting to stay up late and then sleep in with no consequences :)

Melissa Corry said...

I follow your blog :)

Leslie said...

i have to be honest...my favorite part of summer is when it is over. i am not a fan. it gets too hot and humid where i live. this is an amazing giveawway. i have been loving on this dream on fabric since i saw that it was meant to come out.

joonzeboo said...

my favorite part of summer? FREE TIME!
not having to work (p.s. i am a teacher).
sleeping in, quilting all day long.
sleeping whenever i want to.
drinking my coffee slowly.
blog hopping via google reader.
browsing through fatquartershop.com
etc.
etc.

joonzeboo(at)gmail(dot)com

joonzeboo said...

i am a follower. or rather, a subscriber. i use google reader.

joonzeboo(at)gmail(dot)com

joonzeboo said...

i blogged about your giveaway.

http://jessyquilts.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaways.html

joonzeboo(at)gmail(dot)com

sntbosch said...

I love having all my kids home and not having a schedule.
sntbosch@msn.com

CJ said...

I like to tell my kids that my fave part of summer is that once the first day of summer hits it is all down hill to autumn. :D I LOVE autumn ya see. I would have to say my fave thing about summer is the fresh fruits and veggies!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My favorite part of summer is eating corn on the cob hot off the grill. But only if I can share it with my sweet family :-) My youngest son will be starting college soon, so these days may be fewer and fewer in the future :-(

Leah said...

Catching fireflies with the kids.
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Leah said...

I am a follower.
lbroadstreet@tds.net

Elizabeth said...

My favorite part of summer is letting the kids stay up late to play outside. They just went back to school last week, so no more late nights for them! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Elizabeth said...

I already follow your blog via Google Reader (that's how I found out about the giveaway!) :-)

webmailaddress2 said...

Fave part of summer: summer vacation!

webmailaddress2 said...

Follower via google reader; so glad I found your blog!

Annabelle said...

I too am a follower. My favourite part of the summer ... seeing my kids. annposybell@yahoo.co.uk. Also linked to my blog
annabelleserendipity.blogspot.com

Kati said...

I love the warm weather and absence of snow and ice. I'm not a big winter fan which proves problematic around here come the end of October.

Kati said...

I'm a follower.

Sara said...

Follow you already.

Sara said...

I love walking through the cool grass on a warm summer's night!!

kevnjacks said...

My fave part of summer is letting my kiddies stay up and enjoy playing with the neighborhood kids! :)

dollie said...

My favorite part of summer is going out to the garden, planting, watering, picking and listening to the birds. As soon as it gets cold and rains, my interest in the garden is is finished! Then more time to sew.

deserae said...

My favorite part of summer is BBQs and the 4th of July!

deserae said...

I am a follower

Barb in Mi said...

Hmmm, my favorite part of summer - where to start: food! Ice cream and BBQ outside on the deck! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

renae said...

My favorite part of summer *was* the slower pace, but with family in town and taking two classes (on top of the full-time job), I think it has to be the longer days to get things done! :)

traceyjay said...

My favorite part is the vacation! :)

traceyjay said...

I'm a blog follower. :)

traceyjay said...

I made a donation too.

I tutored a little boy when I was a senior in high school who died of cancer. He will always be with me.

Godspeed to finding a cure!

Marcia said...

The best part of summer is freedom from after school care of my grandniece for a month. Love her yet she tires us out. This means I can sit in the easy chair during the blistering hot afternoon and quilt. Slow summer days are good for recharging.

Janet said...

My favorite part of summer - sitting on the deck after work with a glass of wine, the dogs, cats and birdcage (I hang it under the tree). It used to be "girl time", but we added a couple of boys to the mix!

Janet said...

I'm (now) a follower!

Forgot my email on the last one.

jfquilts@gmail.com

Janet said...

And I did made a donation - I'm currently making a quilt for a coworker who starts her chemo tomorrow for Hodgkins. Good for you for your fundraising, and hope you enjoy the run.

Janet Friedrich
jfquilts@gmail.com

Kristy said...

Congrats on your milestone. Here's to many more to come.

Kristy said...

my favorite part of summer....holidays! And being in the southern hemisphere, Christmas!

Gaile said...

my favourite part of summer is fresh, ripe, tasty tomatoes, with basil and fresh mozarella. I wait all year for summer tomatoes, and they come and go so fast!

Tess said...

I'm now a follower! congrats
tess

Tess said...

my favourite part of summer is family trips to the beach. can't wait to take the newest baby of the family when it warms up!

Ducks and Rabbits said...

My favourite part of summer is dressing my little girl in handmade dresses and bloomers and blouses!

tong said...

Congrats on the big 1 year blogging milestone!! My favourite part of summer is that the days are so much longer! Thank you for the giveaway!

tong said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog under fabrics fabrics!

sy said...

would love a tutorial for the beautiful quilt. thanks for hosting the giveaway.
i love cherries in the summer, and the tasty watermelons :D

sy said...
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sy said...

i'm a follower.

Stacey said...

my fave part of summer is gardening with my husband

Stacey said...

i am a follower

SheilaC said...

My favorite part of summer is Watermelon!! I just love watermelon on a hot summer day :)

LOVE that fabric, thank you for the wonderful give away!

SheilaC

Elizabeth D. said...

I love charm packs, they're so awesome! I'm a follower!

Elizabeth D. said...

And my favorite part of summer is whenever my husband takes his week of summer vacation. We don't always actually go somewhere, but just having a week with him is really nice.

Kati said...

I blogged about your giveaway here:
http://www.fromthebluechair.com/2010/08/few-other-giveaways-to-check-out.html

Netta said...

I subscribe to your blog.

Netta said...

Favorite part of summer is gardening and watching my grandson discover the outdoors.
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Gale Yawn said...

My favorite part of susmmer is being able to shop in Palm Srings and Palm Desert in peace and with no crowds because the snowbirds have gone north for the summer.

Gale Yawn said...

I am a follower now.

Heather Crowe said...

My favorite part of summer is the crazy evening summer storms. The way the rain crashes to the ground and the warm humidity. So wonderful.

nanotchka said...

congrats on your anniversary! My favorite part of summer is enjoying dinner on my patio in the evening! Even if I've been sewing all day I get a chance to enjoy the summer days!

nanotchka said...

I'm a follower!

Michelle said...

My favorite part of summer is the hottest part, whenever that comes. I grew up in Arizona and now live in the Northwest. I love it when the day is so hot you can't wait for it to cool off, so you watch the sun set and once it is all the way down - the whole earth sighs. The critters and children romp in the lingering light and everyone sits outside - doing nothing.

ennui said...

My favorite part of Summer are the long nights!

ennui said...

I am a follower -- great blog!

Vanessa said...

Best part of summer, with no doubt: the holidays!!! Worst part of summer... the unbearable heat!

Vanessa said...

I just became follower of your blog!

Duff said...

My favorite part of summer is sleeping in late after watching scary movies into the early morning hours!

Julie Swenson said...

My favorite part of summer is sitting outside on warm summer nights visiting with friends and neighbors!

Julie Swenson said...

I follow you.

Vesuviusmama said...

While I work full time all year long, summer is our least busy season, and the time of year when we are most easily able to take vacations. That, combined with the fact that the kids aren't in school, allows me to be much more spontaneous than I can be during the over-scheduled academic year. So my favorite thing about summer is spontaneity!

NorahS said...

What I love about summer is going to the beach!

Doina said...

My favorite part of summer is the vacation.

Doina said...

I am a follower.

Doina said...

I put your giveaway on my sidebar.

Kirsten said...

I am now a follower!

Kirsten said...

My favourite part of summer are the loooong summernights we have up north! Just sitting outside under quilts while the day almost doesn't end is fantastic.

Patty said...

My favorite part of summer was going to visit my grandma. Now my favorite part is going to visit my grandchildren.

Grace said...

My favorite part of summer is going boating with friends.

tatgurl said...

my favorite part of summer is having the kids home from school!

choosinggrowth said...

My favorite part of summer is knowing that my time is what my friends and I make it...and catching up with family!

MoeWest said...

My favorite part of summer is gardening. I find it so relaxing. Also, there is nothing better than picking fresh veggies from your own backyard.

MoeWest said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging. I am now a follower.

Eileen said...

i am following your blog. absolutely love the colors in your quilt and the design is such a fun one. my neighbor--and quilting friend--just made a beautiful quilt in those colors. a great combo. have a great day

Eileen said...

summer is so wonderful for the long days. just perks me right up. also, my flowers. lost almost all my roses a couple years ago due to a super fast frost that killed a lot of everyone's roses around here, so really appreciate the new ones dear hubby has been willing to plant. i have a pink rose that your quilt reminds me off--various shades of pinks and bright green leaves

Wendz said...

My favourite part of summer is picking a ripe juicy tomato off the bush and eating it while enjoying gazing over the flowers and other veg that our garden has to offer :)
Wendz

Wendz said...

I'm now following your cheerful, kitty paw blog. The raspberry limeade quilt is going on my to-do list :)

carmel said...

congrats on your flogiversary!
my favorite thing about summer is actualy the beginning of the summer- when all the flowerscome out and everything is just beautiful! spring-summer
thanks!

carmel said...

i follow you
thanks!

carmel said...

and i blogged about it on my side bar
thanks!

annmarie said...

My favorite part of summer is working in my garden - SOUL THERAPY & "Dream On" time too. Thaks for the chance to win.

SewLindaAnn said...

My favorite part of Summer is walking barefoot in the morning with my coffee cup checking out all the stuff growing in the garden.

SewLindaAnn said...

I am now a Follower!

Joy said...

My favorite part of summer is having home grown vegetables every night. Thanks for the chance to win some Dream On - I love it!

Joy said...

I follow you!

Lissa said...

favorite part of summer is seeing all my nieces and nephews a lot more!

Lissa said...

I follow you

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and I love that pattern!!! I would lvoe to get my greedy little hands on it!!

Tracy Dawson
dawson.tracy35@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am a new follower.

Barb Schenk
rschenk@sio.midco.net

Anonymous said...

my favorite part of this summer has been walk training with my sisters so we can participate in the Susan G Komen 3-day for the Cure walk in the Twin Cities next week.

Barb Schenk
rschenk@sio.midco.net

2ne said...

The best part of summer is when you go away on holiday - maybe take your sewing machine with :-)

2ne said...

I have made a link in my sidebar :-)Happy week-end.

Kathleen C. said...

I'm glad to be a follower. The floral fabric is so pretty.

Kathleen C. said...

Favorite part of summer: Seeing the kids at the library when they pick out their own books to read and talking to them about their summer.
Your floral fabrics would make a cheerful quilt and remind us of summer.

The Prickly Pinecone said...

My favorite part of summer has to be ice cream on the beach!

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

The Prickly Pinecone said...

I am a blog follower.

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

Meg said...

I love days at the pool and lazy schedules with lots of reading. ;0) Lovely giveaway!

Meg said...

I follow now!

lips said...

my favorite part of summer is seeing my college students and having fun with them! Like we just hiked together in KY.
Thanks for the giveaway.
colleen
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lips said...

I am also a follower~
colleen
butler83ataoldotcom

Joanna said...

My favorite part is the shining sun and it staying up later.

J.Rae said...

My favorite part of summer is that I do not have to work!! I am a teacher so we have the summers free.

I am now a follower!

I will head right over to www.jraedesigns.blogspot.com and tell about your giveaway!!

Thanks for this great opportunity

Jill

jillianraedesigns@gmail.com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite part of summer is swimming in the lake as often as possible! There is nothing like it!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm a follower!!

Adrienne said...

My favourite time of the summer is when we go to fanmily camp, always the last week in July :)

burrito said...

Favorite part of summer is taking a few days off to stay at home and craft! (also, fresh local strawberries!)

burrito said...

(following)

Michell said...

Being from the southern hemisphere the best part about summer is xmas time

Michell said...

I'm a follower

Michell said...

I also left a comment on my blog about your giveaway

http://michellsplace.blogspot.com/

cakegirl said...

My favorite part of summer is the freedom. Free from school work, free from curfews (within reason), free from making lunches, free to relax!

allsewnup said...

my favorite part of summer? That's easy. My boys are home. Thank you for the chance to win.

Carolyn

allsewnup said...

I'm a follower.

Carolyn

Amber H. said...

My favorite part of summer is being able to go outside to my garden and pick fresh produce -this year primarily being tomatoes- everyday! My 4 year old and my 2 year old LOVE munching on them, and they never last long enough to chill in the fridge.

Amber H. said...

I'm follower number 99!

Jacque said...

My favorite part of summer is spending time with my grandchildren enjoying the long days... rolling down the hill, catching firefly's, eating ice cream cones, roasting marshmellows.

Thanks for a chance at your great give-a-way.

jleibfried@aol.com

Bailey said...

My favorite part of summer is being able to spend time with family. Snowbird grandparents coming home, family reunions, BBQs, etc!

Bailey said...

Now following!

Marcia said...

My favorite part of summer is the way the pace slows. Friends and family stop by to sit on the porch in the rocking chairs and chat. Thank you for this great giveaway.

love.sewn said...

thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your blogiversary. my fave part of summer is just soaking in the pool with good friends and good conversation.

love.sewn said...

and im a follower!

Lauren said...

My favorite part of summer is the longer days and all the get togethers!

Lauren said...

I'm a new follower!

dawson.tracy35 said...

I am a follower!

Tracy Dawson

dawson.tracy35@yahoo.com

nikki said...

i just love sweet corn & watermelon.

nikki said...

i'm also a follower.

Hooptee said...

Love the pinwheels! My favorite part of summer? Going to the beach with my family.

Hooptee said...

I'm a follower!

Mini MNM's said...

My favorite part of summer is spending time with my mom (she is a teacher and gets summers off).
babyfickas@gmail.com

Mini MNM's said...

I follow your blog
babyfickas@gmail.com

Mini MNM's said...

I made a donation in honor of my mom who fought against Lymphoma and Thyroid cancer. Thank you for the opportunity to donate!~
babyfickas@gmail.com

Kim said...

Happy Blog-iversary!
My favorite part of summer is hanging out with my kids and going to the beach to catch up on some reading.

Kim said...

Wonderful blog and your quilt is beautiful. I am following.

Deborah said...

My favorite part of summer? My 5-year old granddaughter is out of school, I can take leave, and we can play in the pool all day long. I clear everything off my calendar so I can enjoy every moment with her - I can sooo remember being a mommy and having so little time to spend getting close to my children. I always had so many responsibilities. Being a grandmother is so much more fun.

dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Deborah said...

I'm a follower.

dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

The One and Only said...

To be honest, I don't really care for summer....My last seven summers have been spent in cities where it gets in 90's plus...I grew up in a city where 65 was HOT so going into the 90's and 100's, um hello, way too pale for the heat :-)....So I would say my favorite part of summer is when it's cooling down, getting a little chilly at night heeheehee....btw, 3 charm packs!!! Whoa!!!

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