Sunday, October 24, 2010

It's my party........

Hi, all!      

You may remember that earlier this week I made reference to hobbits in my blog post here - - - I think most of you missed it, although one person said that she couldn’t imagine what hobbits had to do with anything...   so........


When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.....  Bilbo Baggins called it a party, but it was really a variety of entertainments rolled into one.  Practically everybody living near was invited.  A very few were overlooked by accident, but as they turned up all the same, that did not matter.....  Bilbo met the guests (and additions) at the new white gate in person.  He gave away presents to all and sundry...  Hobbits give presents to other people on their own birthdays.  Not very expensive ones as a rule... but it was not a bad system.  ...Every hobbit in those parts had a fair chance of at least one present at least once a week. But they never got tired of them.”

Guess what?  It’s my birthday this Friday - - - and although it’s not my eleventy-first, and I’m not a hobbit, I think it’s still a great idea to give away gifts on your birthday!  Unfortunately, I can’t give one to each and every one of you, but I do have two “gifts” I think you might enjoy....
For one winner, a charm pack of Bliss....


















And for another winner, a charm pack of
12 Days of Christmas!





















I also noticed today that I am at 176 followers - so if I go over 200 followers this week, I'll throw in another little bit of Moda sweetness to celebrate, and pick a third winner!
So how do you show up for my party, you ask?  Simply make a comment on any or all of my blog posts between now and Friday morning at 6:00 AM CST.   If you want some additional chances, you can do any or all of the following and make a comment (on one blogpost only!) for each one you do.
Become a follower, or let me know you already are a follower!

Blog about this giveaway on your blog.  Link it to this blogpost, please!

If you've made a fabric donation to our quilt ministry, 
remind me and you'll get another entry!




    So let's say I post on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  You can have four entries if you make comments on each of those posts, plus you can make one comment for being or becoming a follower, one comment showing you blogged about the giveaway, and one comment if you’ve made a fabric donation to our quilt ministry.  You could potentially have seven entries if you do everything!
    Friday morning, I’ll total up all the comments for all the blogposts, Sunday through Thursday, and use little Miss Random to pick two (or three!) winners.  Please be sure that I can reach you by e-mail - I’d hate for you to miss out on a prize because you were set to no-reply!  If you don’t know how to fix it, just type out your e-mail address in your comment (e.g. salliesue {at} clearwire {dot} net) so I can contact you!
    I hope you come celebrate with me!!!
    Later!
    Sarah




    Hey, everyone - check this out - there's another AccuQuilt GO! Cutter Giveaway over at Micki's blog, Irish Muses!  Go throw your name in the hat for one of those great cutters!! 

    187 comments:

    Vickie E said...

    Um Sarah...It's my birthday Friday too!!!

    Brenda said...

    happy birthday to both of you! thanks for the chance to win a gift from you!

    Mimi said...

    This is fantastic!! Count me in for your special day giveaway!! Woo hoo!

    Brenda said...

    and I'm a follower too! thanks for another chance. and another round of birthday wishes to you!

    Mystica said...

    A happy birthday to you. thank you for being so generous and sharing not one but two gifts. I have never worked with charm squares, jelly rolls or layer cakes as we only have fabrics in my country and nothing is sold cut like this so would love to win!

    greelyrita said...

    It's my birthday too pretty soon, Nov 5. Happy birthday to you! I've never won a give-away and it's bound to happen sooner or later. Here's hoping! Happy B-day!!...rita at WhereElse.ca

    Mimi said...

    I am follower and have been enjoying your posts for ideas and inspiration!!

    greelyrita said...

    I'm a follower too! Any btw, I love the zigzaggy houses quilt that you posted last post. I kept a copy of the picture to put in my inspirations file. One day I'd love to make a quilt something like it. Thanks for the give-away and the inspiration...rita at WhereElse dott ca

    Jessica said...

    I'm a huge LOTR fan but I couldn't figure it out either =P This is great! Thanks!

    Jessica said...

    And I've been a follower for a while now :)

    Michelle said...

    Happy birthday - I give away small gifts on my birthday too!

    Pam said...

    Happy early birthday to you!

    Pam said...

    I'm a follower.

    scottylover said...

    Happy birthday early! Great gifts you are giving away.

    Sandy A

    scottylover said...

    I am a follower already.

    Sandy A

    Rhanda said...

    Happy early Birthday, Sarah! Thanks for the birthday give away offers!

    Rhanda said...

    I have been following with Google Reader. But, am an "official" follower now! Love your blog!

    Duff said...

    ♪ ♫ Happy Birthday! ♫ ♪
    Wishing you a year of health, happiness, & many quilt-y surprises

    Duff said...

    And I'm a follower! Thanks for the extra entry!

    Lisa said...

    Happy Birthday!!! Love the giveaway idea!

    Becky said...

    Hello! Last night I was up in the middle of the night, looking over quilting blogs, and saw your list of 99 things to do. I loved it, copied it, and am sending it on to a friend! Thank you - it was pure inspiration. I love the christmas fabric you're giving away as an oh so generous birthday gift. Happy Birthday this Friday. Becky bngwingo@yahoo.com

    Becky said...

    Hello again - I'll be posting your notice on my blog this week - http://centeredincreation.blogspot.com/

    P. said...

    How generous of you to give such nice things away for your birthday!

    P. said...

    Follower.

    P. said...

    Quilt ministry contributor.

    Michelle said...

    Ooh, a little reversal of the traditional birthday celebration in which the birthday girl GETS the gifts. How sweet!

    Michelle said...

    I'm already a follower. :-)

    ledamewood said...

    What a wonderful idea - I hope you have a wonderful Birthday, and thanks for giving us presents.

    Michelle said...

    Look for a shout out about your giveaway on my Monday Miscellaneous post.

    ledamewood said...

    I am a follower. Thanks for your great blog.

    Donna S. said...

    Happy Birthday!! Thanks for the giveaway...how nice!!

    Donna S. said...

    I've been a reader but now I am a follower!!

    Leslie said...

    well happy birthday to you!!! you are so sweet to spread gifts around when it is your special day. these fabrics are both amazing.

    Leslie said...

    i am already a follower

    arlette said...

    Happy Early Birthday to you!!!!, hope you have lots of fun!!!

    arlette said...

    I'm your follower, and thank you so much for giving away gifts on your birthday!!!

    Peach Rainbow said...

    Wishing you a lots of lovely, healthy & happy years ahead :D
    Thanks for the yummy chance!
    fsarah09 at gmail dot com

    Peach Rainbow said...

    Already a follower!
    fsarah09 at gmail dot com

    Vicki @ DottyJane said...

    Happy birthday! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!
    I turned eleventy-something about a week ago:)

    Vicki @ DottyJane said...

    I've been following for quite a while!

    Emily said...

    Happy birthday to you! And thanks for being so generous!

    Emily said...

    I follow you through Google Reader.

    harleywife57 said...

    I already follow you thru Google ; Happy Birthday early !!!! how nice of you to give us chances to win a prize on your special day !

    mickey76@mchsi.com

    harleywife57 said...

    I don't have a blog ; I just follow interesting motivational quilters like you ! I do have facebook but can't find you there , so I can't 'share' you there ! Thanks again ! and thanks for telling me to read your blog today ; I have not been keeping up with blogs lately ! and I would have missed out on this chance ! I'll be back tomorrow ... God bless YOU !

    mickey76@mchsi.com

    Renea said...

    I love anything Moda so count me in. Happy Birthday!! It is my triplets birthday Friday also. They will be 25. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Brittainy Barnes said...

    Happy Birthday!!! And what a happy day for us, too =)

    Brittainy Barnes said...

    Oh I'm a follower too!!!

    Sara said...
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    Sara said...

    Yeay Happy Birthday!!!

    Sara said...

    I follow you.

    Regina said...

    Happy Almost Birthday!

    Lindah said...

    Happy Birthday, Sarah. The most fun birthday I've had was the year that I gave a small birthday complete with nice presents chosen especially "just because" for each guest. It caught everyone by surprise. I had a ball.

    PS. I'm not a hobbit either, but I'm probably older than eleventy-one now. ;-)

    Debby said...

    Happy Happy Birthday !! Love the giveaway idea --- sure hope i win !!

    Brittainy Barnes said...

    I posted a blog!
    http://britnrich.blogspot.com/2010/10/on-road-again.html

    Janet said...

    Happy Birthday!! I would love some BLiss. :)

    verobirdie said...

    Already a follower :-)
    Happy eleventy birthday to you!

    Jansie said...

    Happy Early Birthday! And what a sweet person to give away on your day. You rock!

    Jansie said...

    And I'm definitely a follower. :)

    Bobyn said...

    Hobbits have the best birthday traditions. Out of the different quilting blogs I've discovered recently, you definitely win for framing your giveaway with Bilbo and his party.
    If I wasn't already a follower, then I definitely would be now. Happy early Birthday! =)

    Elizabeth said...

    Have a WONDERFUL birthday! Thank you for the giveaway.

    Deb said...

    Oh what yummy fabrics for a giveaway!! And of course, being from the land of hobbits, I think that is a totally wonderful quote for a birthday post!!

    Elizabeth said...

    I'm a follower.

    Deb said...

    I'm already a follower :-)

    BubzRugz said...

    That is so sweet to give a present for your birthday. I am already a follower and would love a charm pack to live at my house if it can travel all the way down-under.... if not I know they will go to good homes!!
    Hugz

    trish said...

    Thank you for your special give a way. :o) That is so sweet of you to share your beautiful fabric with us. :o)
    Have a wonderful week.
    Sincerely - Trish
    ps. If you would ever like to trade fabric for jewelry, please drop by my etsy shop and see what you would like. Perfect for Christmas gifts or a little something special for you. :o)

    Hillbilly Handiworks said...

    You picked I think the two best charm packs out there to give away! How sweet of you :)

    Hillbilly Handiworks said...

    I am a follower:)

    Diane said...

    Count me in on this giveaway!

    jennifer said...

    I am a follower Happy Birthday

    Diane said...

    Oh...and I'm a follower. Happy birthday to you!

    snippetsandyarns said...

    Happy early birthday! What a great idea to do a birthday giveaway :-) I hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday week!

    ~ Meagan
    SnippetsAndYarns at gmail dot com

    snippetsandyarns said...

    Plus, I am subscribed to your blog, and am a google follower too :-)

    ~ Meagan
    SnippetsAndYarns at gmail dot com

    Aunti Nicole's Corner said...

    I am a follower of your blog...and Happy Birthday!

    Aunti Nicole's Corner said...

    I was happy to donate to your ministry and am glad the fabric could go to good use.

    Aunti Nicole's Corner said...

    Here is a link to your giveaway!
    http://auntinicolescorner.blogspot.com/2010/10/two-fun-giveaways.html

    Nancy said...

    Happy birthday! Isn't it fun to give things away for your birthday. I love Bliss!

    Nancy said...

    I am now a follower since I'm a fabric addict too!

    Mimi said...

    I would love to win this awesome giveaway!! Woo Hoo! We're all celebrating your birthday!!

    Mimi said...

    I am a follower. Thanks for having such an awesome giveaway!!

    Katie said...

    Happy birthday and I love the hobbit reference!

    Katie said...

    I'm a follower.

    Megan said...

    Sarah - how do you get so much done? You're Wonder Woman, srsly.

    Happy Cottage Quilter said...

    Happy, happy birthday! What a wonderful giveaway!

    Patrick and Emillie said...

    These are such cute fabrics!

    emem0831(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Happy Cottage Quilter said...

    I'm following :-) Thanks for sharing your birthday with us.

    Patrick and Emillie said...

    I follow your blog
    emem0831(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Paula said...

    Lovely fabrics! Happy birthday to you and thank you for this great giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

    Paula said...

    I follow your blog!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

    James-Linda said...

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

    Jorie said...

    Happy Birthday! So many people have birthdays in October! Hope yours is great :)

    Jorie said...

    I am a follower :)

    Wendy said...

    How sweet are you! The Hobbits is one of the very first book and play I remember as a child. I've been a follower of yours and I thank you for your generousity!

    Wendy said...

    Hi Sarah! I've blogged about your giveaway at http://why-knot-kwilt.blogspot.com/2010/10/hobbitts-birthday-tradition.html. Will be checking in on your Monday post. Thanks!!

    Natasha said...

    I am a follower!

    Me said...

    I've never read the Hobbit! Please enter me in your giveaway. :o)

    Me said...

    I'm a follower of your blog.

    Me said...

    I blogged about your giveaway.

    Four dogs and one quilter said...

    Happy Birthday! I am a follower, thanks for the giveaway.

    Our Busy Little Bunch said...

    LOVE those lines! THANKS for the chance!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Our Busy Little Bunch said...

    I follow :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Kim said...

    I am a Follower! Love the book reference. I also like to celebrate my birthday by giving something to other- too fun.

    Kim said...

    I have blogged about your blog on my blog (http://www.sewwhatnext.blogspot.com).

    Leah said...

    Since your birthday is Friday, Happy Pre-Birthday, and "may the hair on your toes never fall out." ;)

    Leah said...

    I am now a follower. YAY!

    Melzie said...

    Happy birthday :) I <3 Hobbits, and we say eleventy all the time in a hat tip to LOTR. I am now a follower as well! (love your blog background!) xoxo melzie

    Mamacessories said...

    Happy Birthday - my birthday is next Monday! Fall birthdays are so nice! I also LOVE the Hobbits....how excited are you that the Hobbit movies are scheduled to film finally! Happy Birthday!
    Maria

    Mamacessories said...

    Oh and I am now a follower!

    JanetK said...

    happy birthday! and thanks for the chance to win a charm pack!

    JanetK said...

    ...and I am now a follower too!

    Charlene S said...

    I am a follower of your blog and I love the Hobbits!

    Becky said...

    Happy Birthday!!! I read The Hobbitt years ago. Loved reading the passage on your blog. I might have to reread it in the near future. I, too, have hosted a giveaway on my birthday the last two years. Isn't it a fabulous way to celebrate? Love both of the charm packs. Would absolutely love either one of them :) Have a sensational week!

    Becky said...

    I am a happy new follower. You're five away from 200 :)

    Paula and Mel said...

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! What a lovely giveaway for your birthday.
    Thanks for the chance to win it and GOOD LUCK to all!
    Paula/WI

    Paula and Mel said...

    I am also a new follower! Getting real close now!
    Paula

    Winona said...

    Happy birthday to you! I hope you have a wonderful day. What nice idea to give a gift on your birthday.

    Winona said...

    I am now a follower. I am number 197.

    Marsha said...

    Happy almost Birthday! I am a follower, hope you make it to 200!

    Phone Home Designs by ET said...

    Happy birthday! A give away is such a great way to celebrate :D

    Nancy said...

    Happy Birthday to You! I think that Hobbits have the right idea on a lot of things (ie. giving gifts on their birthdays, second breakfast, elevensies, second lunch, round doors, etc). Thanks for the great giveaway.
    spackattak7 at hotmail dot com

    kc said...

    Happy happy birthday! What a generous thing to do on your birthday - sounds like the start of a new tradition for our family!! I'd loooove loove looove to win either charm packs - and I know just what I'd do with 'em - I'd sew 'em up & send them right back to you as a quilt! I'm tickled you let us know about another GO! giveaway, too - I was comment seventy-eleven-sixty-two, so I doubt I'll hear back, but ya just never know....

    kc said...

    Oh, and btw, I'm a loyal fan (follower)ever since the Fall into Fall, and I've loved your posts (even when I didn't understand - like the reference to the hobbits)!

    Thankful~Threads said...

    Another happy dappy b-day greeting this week. Wow, that's great. I hope it is the happiest birthday for you ever. Thanks for all of the fabric love.

    Thankful~Threads said...

    I am a follower of your interesting blog!

    Phone Home Designs by ET said...

    I'm a follower!

    Weatherbee ;) said...

    Well what a wonderful celebration! :) Happy (early) Birthday and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    ~teresa

    Weatherbee ;) said...

    And I already follow your blog!

    ~Teresa :)

    Donna said...

    Happy birthday! Great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to participate. Happy quilting!

    Oh Sew Addicted said...

    Happy birthday! And I am already a follower!!!! YAY! Love your blog :)
    carla louise
    www.ohsewaddicted.com

    Karen said...

    Happy upcoming Birthday!!!

    Beautiful fabrics - thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    pixie13 said...

    Happy birthday! Super giveaway. Please count me in. Thanks!
    And I'm follower #200 :)

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

    Jennie said...

    Happy birthday! I think I'll adopt this one - but my birthday isn't until March.

    Jennie said...

    Oh, and I'm a follower!

    WvHmmngbrd said...

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    WvHmmngbrd said...

    I am a follower

    Marcia said...

    Happy birthday to US! Mine is Friday as well. Best wishes alt email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Stephany said...

    Brand new follower!!! :)

    Marcia said...

    I already follow your blog.

    Carin said...

    For friday ... happy birthday !! You just have your birthday before me. I have mine on nov 2th !
    I have become a follower

    Carin said...

    Those hobbits are so fun. I love reading the books.
    I have post about this give away on my blog (in the sidebar of my blog on the left)

    MommyWantsToRead said...

    Thanks for the chance! your birthday is close to mine. Mine is today the 26th and no I'm not as old as bilbo!

    giveawaymommy at yahoo dot com

    MommyWantsToRead said...

    I am a gfc follower


    giveawaymommy at yahoo dot com

    Lisa said...

    I'm already a follower!

    Mimi said...

    Here I am again!! Count me in for another chance to win your awesome birthday giveaway!!

    Lisa said...

    I blogged about your giveaway.
    http://aquiltersplace.blogspot.com/2010/10/tuesdays-stuff_26.html
    Thanks for the chance!

    Mimi said...

    Just letting you know one more time that I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome giveaway!!

    Fay said...

    I love your blog. I am originally from that area and it feels like "going home" when I visit your blog. Thanks for the chance(s) to win one of these great giveaways.

    dj said...

    Happy Birthday, I hope it is full of bliss and that the bliss comes my way.

    I am now a follower and have posted about your giveaway on my blog, dreamworthyquilts.blogspot.com.

    Thanks

    Phone Home Designs by ET said...

    I blogged about your birthday & giveaway at drkornea.blogspot.com

    Hope I win!

    MoeWest said...

    I'm a new follower. I thought I was already a follower, but apparently not. Happy Birthday week to you!

    MoeWest said...

    What a generous way to celebrate your birthday! Happy Birthday and thanks giving away some of my favorite fabric.

    Lisa said...
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    Stray Stitches said...

    I am a regular follower! Thank you for having such a great giveaway!

    Lisa said...

    Hi Sarah, Happy birthday to you on Friday! Hope you get to celebrate in a way you truly enjoy. My birthday was Monday ~ giveaways are a great way to spread the birthday cheer, aren't they?! ~~Lisa

    Lee said...

    Hello Sarah - Happy Birthday on Friday (which is also my birthday!) thanks for the lovely giveaway and have a great week!

    Lee said...

    I am also a follower and Hobbit lover!

    Jennifer said...

    I am a new follower....

    Janet said...

    Happy birthday to you! I'd love to win some Bliss. Love your background quilt!

    gill said...

    I love Bilbo Baggins
    I'd love to win some Bliss - it's so hard to find in the UK
    Gill

    carolinehemsley said...

    Happy Birthday. Thanks for a great blog and the giveaway. C
    carolinehemsley@btinternet.com

    carolinehemsley said...

    I'm a follower using google reader. Thanks C
    carolinehemsley@btinternet.com

    Stray Stitches said...

    I included your giveaway in my blog today!

    http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2010/10/flowers-wonders-of-diversity.html

    Kathleen C. said...

    Great prizes! Today is the first day I am posting for the giveaway; I hope to come back tomorrow and Friday. If not, congratulations to the unknown winner.
    When I enter giveaways I often feel somewhat greedy, as if I'm saying "Give it to me". On the other hand, I meet so many lovely quilters and read interesting posts and see beautiful quilts. I really don't need a prize, I'm having fun!
    Thanks very much.

    Kathleen C. said...

    I'm already a follower.
    Happy Birthday Week to you!
    Thanks very much.

    Mimi said...

    I'm really hoping to win this fantastic giveaway!! Thanks for the chance (again!!)

    Mimi said...

    Here I am once again to be counted in your fantastic giveaway! I am a follower and thanks for the chance!

    quiltma said...

    Happy Birthday and thank you for the great giveaway

    quiltma said...

    I became a follower.

    quiltma said...

    I shared the giveaway on my blog
    http://suesquiltinghaven.blogspot.com/2010/10/another-great-giveaway.html

    SheilaC said...

    Happy Birthday and thank you for the give away. I LOVE BLiss!

    SheilaC

    Talin's Corner said...

    I love the Hobbit and Bilbo Baggins. Even though Frodo and the trilogy got more attention and accolades, I prefer the original story.

    Please enter me in your giveaway and Happy Birthday!

    Mama Spark said...

    Very generous, sign me up! Hope your hobbit friend has a great bday!!

    Micki said...

    Happy Birthday and thanks for the chance to win the lovely fabric.
    Micki

    Micki said...

    I am a follower of your blog!
    Micki

    Jennifer said...

    What an awesome giveaway! Happy Birthday!

    Jennifer said...

    I am now a follower!

    Melissa said...

    Happy birthday! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Melissa said...

    I'm now a follower.

    Vasilinka said...

    Very good sweetie, thanks for the chance.
    Greetings from Ukraine.
    link on the side panels, I am a follower

    http://vasylynkinyprodelki.blogspot.com/

    James-Linda said...

    FOLLOWING YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING SUCH LOVELIES!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

    sewinggeek said...

    I am a follower of your blog for awhile now. I have a blog but I haven't been real active on it due to I spend to much time reading other peoples blogs.lol
    I really enjoy your blog. Hope your have a great birthday week and day!

    Jenniffier said...

    Happy happy early birthday. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Joyce said...

    Happy Birthday Sarah! I really enjoy your blog.

    Carla said...

    Have a wonderful Birthday!
    Love the new changes to your room.

    Carla said...

    Of course I am a follower silly :oD

    Brenda said...

    Hey Sarah,

    What a fun give away. I would love to be entered.

    I have been so busy trying to finishe up my hexagon quilt that I haven't posted on my blog in a while, but I still manage to spend lots of time on the computer reading my favourite blogs, your included.

    Hope you have a great weekend,
    Brenda

    Brenda said...

    I'm a follower :)

    Deb said...

    I am a follower and would love the chance to win! Thanks