Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Time to Celebrate with A GiveAway!!!


Hi, all!!


Imagine my excitement this morning when I signed into my blog and noticed that the follower count had hit 400!!!  I hollered "woohoo" so loud that my husband came running to see what was wrong!!  I thank each and every one of you who takes the time to read my little blog - I appreciate you all, even the "blurkers" who never leave a comment!!  I've enjoyed getting to know you all, and am constantly amazed that you stick around to see what's going on!


And I've decided that you all should be just as excited as I am - so we're having a giveaway!!!




Take a look at these beautiful fabrics I picked up in Paducah earlier this year - three yummy Swiss Chocolate prints, and Kona cottons in four coordinating colors (sorry, I can't remember the names of the colors!)  There's at least a half yard of each piece, and a couple are right around a yard.  Plenty to make a pretty quilt!!


So how can you throw your name in the hat?  Easy-peasy - just leave a comment on this post!  Make me laugh - or tell me something you'd like to see me post about - or just say hi!  One entry per person, no need to follow me to join in - although feel free to follow if you want to!  I respond to all comments, so if you don't hear back from me, that means you're a no-reply blogger, so come back and leave me your e-mail address!  I'll choose a winner next Wednesday, June 29th, post it here and notify the winner by e-mail.  Be sure you check in - if I don't hear from the winner by Monday, July 4th, I'll pick another winner!




Later!


Sarah

135 comments:

Karen said...

Ooooo... Pretty reds! I Like! Congrats on all of the followers!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Wow...400 followers. That IS something to "woohoo" about. Congratulations! And what lovely fabrics. Since I'm building a stash now, they'd be a good addition for me. Congratulations again!!

rubyslipperz said...

okay...picture this! an 58...old lady...about 30 lbs too heavy...she is in a muumuu just below her knees....and she just jumped up and clicked her heels in celebration of your "400-follwers".
---guess I shoulda told ya to get a weee barf bag? shhhhh, don't tell anyone but, the "picture" is weeee ol meee. =P

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot

Desley said...

Congratulations on reaching 400 followers. Pretty fabrics, please include me in your draw.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Congratulations! I can feel your joy as I hope to get there someday. This is from a NON-blurker. LOL

KatieQ said...

Congratulations on reaching 400 followers. It doesn't surprise me. Your enthusiasm is contagious and I love checking in on Fridays to check on who's Whoop Whooping and on Surfin Sunday's to find new blogs to check out. The fabrics are pretty special too.

scottylover said...

Congrats on 400 followers! Those fabrics are scrumptious! Thanks for the chance to win them!

I love the term "blurker" and have never seen it before! I am one of those quite often. Life gets in the way of fun! :)

Sandy A

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on 400 followers! That's quite a milestone. And thanks for such an awesome giveaway :-)

Sallie said...

Congratulations! These fabrics are gorgeous!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

Congratulations!!!! And thanks for the chance to win!

VeeV said...

oh how lovely...
love your blog...
pick me.....pick me.....(please)
xo
eva

Laura said...

Hi Sarah! Amazing number! Today was the last day of school! woohoo!

AMKreations said...

Wow, 400! Congrats. =) I had to laugh that your hubby came running...there are times when I LOL or something and mine asks me what is wrong! =)

Thank you for a lovely giveaway...that fabric is beautiful.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations Sarah! What gorgeous fabrics to give up - you are so generous. Funny - well, good for your list day - Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done.

Mom2RyandSis said...

Congrats on reaching 400 followers :) Wonderful fabrics thanks for the chance to win!!

Sara said...

How wonderful Sarah!!! Now can you show us your real dogs instead of the ones in the pics-he,he,he...
I think that brown tone on the far left is spice and I know that because it is one of the colors I used in my Star Jewels quilt. The pinks look heavenly:)

See you Friday;)

Jessica said...

Hi Sarah! I love reading your blog - yours was one of the first I started following when I began to look at quilting blogs a year ago! I love your wrap ups for the week - and I'm always amazed at how much you get done. Cheers to you!

Marianne said...

I love the title of your blog, as I myself am a fellow fabric addict, and love those fabrics! Count me in for the drawing! Fabric addicts forever! :). Marianne

jennifer said...

Hey Sarah, I'm not surprised. You are a true blessing.

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I'm normally good at having something goofy to say, but I cannot think of a single witty thing at this moment. Congrats on reaching 400, that is pretty awesome!

P. said...

Congrats on all those followers! You are a such a generous soul. How nice of you to have a giveaway!

Lotta said...

Congratulations! That's worth celebrating. I love your blog and follow it in my Google Reader to be sure I don't miss anything. I also love red fabric and hope to win.
Lotta in Sweden

Connie said...

Congratulations Sarah! That is wonderful, love looking at your quilts and was a great giveaway.

Karin said...

Congratulations on 400!! OK, here's a sad but true story: we heard rain last night, for the first time in OVER A YEAR, so we got up outta the bed (it was after midnight, after all), and went & stood on the porch, watching it come down. For all of 3 minutes. But, it was rain, none the less!!

I'm loving your fabrics - they make me think of chocolate covered cherries!

Since blogger hates me... kcallander989{at}gmail(dot)com

Kim said...

but wait I only see 399 followers.....could it be if I become a follower I'll be lucky # 400?

thanks for the chance to win that yummy fabric!

Happy sewing

Marcia Wachuta said...

Congrats on 400 followers! Fantastic! And thanks for the chance on your wonderful giveaway!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

I'm hoping to make a quilt for each of my siblings, and this matches the taste of one of my sister's perfectly! THANKS for the chance! And CONGRATS on 400!

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

Congratulations on 400 followers! We just hit 100 so I can sort of understand your excitement, one day our blog will grow up and we will hit the same numbers. I love your blog and your quilts :)

Kim said...

The fabrics are beautiful! Sure wish I could go to Paducah. Congrats on 400 followers. I am already following. Love your blog.

JanetK said...

Wow - congratulations on hitting 400! That's fantastic! If you want a laugh you can drop by my new post and laugh at the OCD girl staying up late to make a new ironing board cover (it's purty though!)

diane said...

love the prints and colors. Congrats on 400 followers.

Kathy MacKie said...

400-now that is something to celebrate-good for you! Those fabrics are just yummy, thanks for the giveaway.

pcflamingo said...

Congrats on 400! That Swiss Chocolate line is YUMMMMY. And low-fat too, I bet. Dark chocolate is good for you, especially with a little red wine.

Pamela said...

Congrats - that's a great milestone! And what a nice way to celebrate, too!

Debbie said...

Hi, i'm one of your 'blurkers' (LOL)....i can't seem to find the time to give a reaction on every blog i follow, but love to read each and every one!! When i see something i absolutely love, i will leave a comment - time or no time :-). I would love to have a chance to win these fabrics, they are beautiful!! and they would look great in a new quilt for my living room!! I will try to be not so much of a blurker LOL.

PS: emailadress if not showing up is:
debbiebosscher@hotmail.com

rowen said...

Me and my sister both blog, neither of us have been doing it for very long, she blogs about nail art and recently entered a competition, at the moment she's practically bouncing off the walls because she's ecstatic as her number of followers is rocketing. Know exactly how you're feeling :P so congrats.
The fabrics are beautiful.

I'm not sure if my email will be included so it's rowen75@hotmail.co.uk

quiltzyx said...

Congratulations!!!!
Silly factoid for the day:
June 22nd is the day the doughnut hole was invented by 15-year-old Hansen
Crockett Gregory (1847). The former sea captain was interviewed in his later years and said he couldn't stand the uncooked centers of the fried cakes they made on board so he used a tin pepper can to cut a hole in the dough before frying. And it worked!

Lisa said...

I follow you through my google reader. I love your blog! It's very generous of you to give away such a nice bundle of fabric - it's beautiful. Maybe this will make you smile - I recently hung a quilt that I made several years ago up in my dining room and it was only then that I noticed that one block has not been quilted! It has been exhibited before in our local quilt show too. How embarrasing!

lisajan1110(at)msn(dot)com

andsewon said...

Congrats on 400! Nice round number it is! Oh I do declare, luscious red and chocolate fabrics...can't get better than that!!!
Hugs,
Lola

Natasha said...

Congratulations on 400 followers! I enjoy your blog!

gill said...

Wow 400 followers! Congratulations!!
It's raining hard here in my part of the UK but hopefully it won't stop the tennis at Wimbledon this afternoon!

Liriopia said...

OK, so I'm a "blurker", LOL, but I just can't resist those fabrics!

Liri

Cindy Lou said...

Congrats to you on 400! Every time I see you on my reader, it is another reminder that I need to get going on quilting my H2H quilt. The deadline will be here soon.
Hope your summer is going well!

Mary Lou Casada said...

Awesome fabrics, S! And Awesome following!!! And no wonder! This is a cool place to hang out! :-D So glad I've "met" you and get to be a part of your ministry and generosity!!
Love and blessings!
Mary Lou

Karen said...

400! WOW! Congrats on having 400 followers. I am inspired by your quilt ministry. I enjoy reading your blog everyday. Please include me in your giveaway.

Karen said...

Congratulations! I love the fabric!

Quilter in the Gap said...

Congrats Sarah...I can't remember if I asked you this before and if I did I obviously can't remember the answer. Do you plan on attending the AQS show in Knoxville in July? btw thanks for the giveaway...beautiful fabrics.

Ann said...

Hey Sarah - Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win. Funny story. I went to Spokane yesterday with a friend - she drove. It was a warm day in our area yesterday and she kept turning the AC in the car up and up. I asked her if she was really hot and she said that she was. Then it caught my eye - she had her seat warmer on high - I asked her if she wanted that on and we laughed our heads off over it.

Michelle said...

Congrats on hitting 400 followers (actually now it's 401!!!). I enjoy reading your blog. As a fellow quilt ministry quilter, I applaud your dedication. Thanks for thinking about us with your great giveaway.

Kathy said...

LOVE Swiss Chocolate colors! Funny how when I think of quilt colors I think of different foods (strawberry shortcake, mint chocolate chip, blueberry pancakes...) Congrats on your 400 followers. Wow!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the 400 followers! I love pink and chocolate and your blog. Thanks for the give away on your special occasion.
Crystal zman101@dls.net

Carla said...

Congrats Sarah!! I don't have a silly joke to share but I will share that I got a new hair cut and color. It make me feel 5 years younger and who would of thought I'd be a red head! I think reds have more fun....

Stray Stitches said...

Congrats on your 400th follower! Definitely time to celebrate :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

Anne said...

The word is out, you have a neat blog, now there are 400 followers. Thanks for your inspiration and God bless you in your ministry

Heather said...

Congrats! I remember looking the other day and thinking: Wow, she's almost to 400! That's great! Something silly...okay. Spoiler Alert: At the end of X-Men:First Class, Prof. X is paralyzed. lol. :D You know you're chuckling at your nerdy niece.

Larissa said...

Congratulations on your amazing achievement Sarah! Your blog is truly worthy of the honor!!!
Those are such lovely fabrics, I am surprised you are willing to part with them!! .... But then, I am stoked at the possibility (however slight) to dream about using them myself!

Kathy said...

Congratulations on 400 followers! That's quite an achievement.

My goal for the week is to get my Hands 2 Help quilt quilted. It's all basted and ready to go. Now if it will just rain, I'm all set. I'm spending too much time in the yard/garden lately!

Megan said...

Hooray for 400 followers!!! Also, I've been meaning to ask: Are you going to the AQS show in Knoxville next month?

Brenda said...

Congrats on 400! thanks for the chance at the great fabrics. and I'm often a blurker, especially since Blogger is making it difficult to comment these days.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Oh boy! REDS! My favorites. I've only had one Kona so far, and I'm working with it now for applique. Congrats on the 400 followers. You do a great job. Thanks for all you do. It's fun for us.

diane said...

I don't remember how I found your blog, I call it fate. I enjoy your friendship and quilting with you. I'm on Weight Watchers but I think this is one chocolate that I can enjoy, guilt free.

Marsha said...

Hi Sarah! I was 403. Funny story about a quilting machine that was in the shop since March. Finally received call Monday June 20, "Your machine is ready to pick up". Jump for joy!! Went to get the machine, came home sat it up on frame, ready to quilt so excited to get back to what I do best. WHAT IT DOES NOT WORK :( "Well you can imagine what I did next". But all ends well I'm up and ready to quilt. Love those colors that you choose. You have an amazing eye for colors. When I grow up I want to be just like you!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I also jump up and down and scream when I get a new follower! o:)

Still having trouble with Google, so I'll sign here...
Denise in PA
dlwharp@yahoo.com
mylifeinquilts.blogspot.com

Lee said...

400 followers! it is not surprising as your blog is always so fun and happy and full of great info! thanks for the lovely giveaway!
butler83ataoldotcom

krisgray said...

400!! - WOW!!

I almost bought some Swiss Chocolate while I was in Paducah this spring,too. Those solids coordinate so well - very pretty.

My dog is giving my "the look" so guess I should get off the computer and get walkin'.

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on the milestone!

Hilachas said...

Oooooooooooooo, I love those prints and I am always needing solids. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Karenkay said...

You have such a fun blog....congrats on reaching 400!

Deb said...

Congrats on the 400 followers - that's quite an accomplishment, but then your blog is one of my favorites. Fabric is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

K SCOTT said...

Congratulations on 400 followers! And on having such beautiful fabric :). Love all the inspiration I get from your blog... and the others I've found.
wtrstone (at) aol (dot) com

Miki Willa said...

I want to share a travel tip. If you are ever going to be in the Seattle area on a Monday or Wednesday, be sure to call Martingale Press ahead of time and arrainge for a tour. I went yesterday and the quilts are fantastic, everyone is very friendly, and I came away with $135.00 worth of books for under $30.00.
Love the fabric.

Regina said...

Love love love your header with the quilt and the chair - it's GORGEOUS!!!

Winona said...

Oh my goodness! Those are some yummy fabrics. Congratulations on 400 followers!

Catskill Quilter said...

Congrats on hitting 400 followers!

Bridgette Lewis said...

Congrats on reaching 400! I want to start my own quilt/embrod. Blog just havent done so yet. I am a fellow Tennesseean from Manchester. I would love to sew all the time but my other choice is teaching kindergarten. Love the blog

Heather S. said...

Congratulations on 400 followers! Those are some great fabrics... I wouldn't be able to give them up :) I have the perfect project in my mind for those beautiful colors already...

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I noticed you were getting close! Congratulations!

James-Linda said...

CONGRATS ON 400 FOLLOWERS!
NEAT FABRICS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Terri said...

Congrats on 400! I am still at 22, but I appreciate each one of them! Love the fabrics you have picked. Red's my favorite color!

blue star stitcher said...

Wow congrats at 400 followers, isn't it great to have such a wonderful crafting community on the internet, they inspire me everyday!

Shannon said...

Oh thank you!! Such pretty fabric. I have enjoyed reading your blog. Thank you for heading up H@H. I will be looking forward to all the joy the kids get when they receive their blankets.

Mimi said...

Nice selections and sweet way to celebrate 400 followers (of which I am proud to be one!) Anyhooo, something funny to share with you: I have fair hair and lot's on my arms. The other day I was driving and noticed something in the corner of my eye, a long hair on my arm! At first I thought it was my daughter's hair clinging by static, but when I tried to remove it.... well, there were three of them about 3" long and attached to my skin! How does that happen? hehehe

Hollie said...

Woo Hoo! That's awesome! Congratulations!!!!

harleywife57 said...

WHOOP WHOOP !!! I'm STILL behind on my blogs ; Please see your message on facebook I sent to you . ....... thanks for the giveaway chance !!

Pat V. said...

Whenever someone says, "Make me laugh" or "tell a joke" my mind goes blank! But I will say "hi" and congrats on 400 followers!

Marcia W. said...

Wonderful selection of fabrics -- I'm color challenged so hope I win and you've done all the work! Congratulations on reaching your milestone.
Here is a funny. My aunt and uncle were driving on vacation way out in Nebraska. They heard there was a Hog Fest going on in the next little town, and decided to stop there to eat. When the waitress took their order, my Aunt asked "What happened with the hogs. I saw the little animal pens but no hogs. I heard there was a Hog Fest here this weekend, but where are the hogs." The waitress laughed and laughed until she cried. Hog Fest = Harley David. motorcycle gathering. The "little pens" were where the food and beverage vendors were going to set up.

Diane N said...

Congrats on all the followers! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Emily said...

I just learned about deep fried kool-aid. Gross huh. The guy who came up with it says he mixes flour, water and the fav-0-rite drink! And other things which he won't disclose. Well tying this to fabric, is that its all red! Also I had a 7-year-old birthday party with red kool-aid and it went all over the carpet. It's all red! Alas the carpet is clean now, but the fabric would make it all better.

Emily said...

emilyandryan01@Gmail.com

Paula and Mel said...

OK. I admit it. I am a blurker! There I said it.
Congrats on the followers. WOW! That is astounding!
Love the fabric's and since I am a newer quilter I would love to have them.
BTW: I still fit into my high school earings! ( that is almost 40 years ago! )
Sew, have a wonderful day!
Paula
stuplich@gmail.com

Micki said...

Congrats on hitting 400, and what a glorious day it is ...I always love the beginning of weekends!
Micki

MB in MI said...

love your blog! happy to be one of 400 (and counting!)

Brita said...

400?!?! Congratulations, Sarah! You always have such wonderful quilts to show, and sometimes we even catch glimpses of the lovely little munchkin who loves to assist you :-)

tpott said...

Hi, I'm follower #406 congrats! I'm looking at your blog photo, were you a child bride? If you're married 32 yrs you had to be. You look great! I really mean that, I'm not sucking up. Again congrats on your milestone. ;>

Michelle said...

Hey Sarah, given the upcoming move (3rd one in a year), I really don't need anything else to pack. Am I going to let that stop me? No way! You've dangled such yummy fabric under my nose, I'm going to give this a shot. :-)

Sue Daurio said...

Congrats on 406 followers!!! Such yummy fabrics!

jmniffer said...

Congrats on hitting a follower milestone; definatly worth a WooHoo! The fabrics you are giving away are worth another. Thanks for the chance. jmniffer

Peaceful Piecer said...

congrats....love the colors...thanks for a chance to win

greelyrita said...

I think people follow you because your 'goodness' glows from your posts. You're a peach!! Thanks for being there!!

Tania said...

Congratulations! I found your blog through Stray Stitches. Can't wait to read through your posts.

Stitchin' time said...

I just topped 50 followers and I was excited, so 400 would probably give me heart tremors!

Pam said...

400 is a huge accomplishment!! Congratulations!!!

Lisa Marie said...

A few weeks back our local paper featured a large photo on page 2 of a man and the piece of driftwood he had found that (sorta) looked like the head of a deer! He used a sharpie to give it an eye. My son cracked up. Who alerted the media to this important (LOL) non-story and who saw fit to print it? I live in such a podunk town it's scary.

Talin's Corner said...

I wish I could just think of a funny story when I need one. I know I have a lot of them, but cannot think of one now. So please enter me in your giveaway, even without one.

Deb said...

We all feel like time moves differently during the summer, right? The 'lazy' days of summer pass too quickly? Well, last week we had an impromptu "Halloween" on our street, with kids in costumes trick-or-treating, and this morning they were singing Christmas carols. Crazy fun!

Ellie said...

Congratulations! and thanks for the giveaway. Those fabrics would make a perfect Valentine's themed quilt.

hueisei said...

Congratulation!! I am one of the follower :D
Lovely fabrics.. Pick Me!! Pick Me!!
Thanks again... Happy Sewing :D

Jen said...

Congrats on the big number! You just blow me away with all your productivity. How about a "Day in My Life" post? I want to know how you get all this stuff done! Thanks for the great giveaway!

LisaT said...

I love the Swiss Chocolate line. I was introduced when I tested an Amanda Murphy pattern. Awesome! Thanks! PS.. Is that your back yard. How tranquil and pretty!

Janet said...

Very pretty fabrics! Thanks for a chance to win.

Tonya said...

Of course I am a follower! Guess what I've been doing this week? Finally working on my H2H quilt. Yes maam, I will make the deadline! I have actually quit entering most giveaways (I feel I need to use up some fabric first!) but those are just so pretty I could not resist!

Snoodles said...

I'm finishing up my H2H quilt! I love following your blog, and want to congratulate you on the BIG 400!! Thanks for the chance to win those lovely fabrics!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nancy said...

Sarah,
Congratulations on 400 followers. And thank you for the new word, blurkers. I love it!

Kira said...

I love the image of the woman throwing flowers. Perfect.

Barbara said...

Congratulations on 400!

Mom C said...

Cute story-I've had my daughter-in-law and 4 grandchildren staying with us for 2 weeks. Monday their furniture finally arrived and Tuesday we unpacked. That afternoon we kept asking about the 2 year old, generally a holy terror and underfoot, none of the adults had seen her. We found her sitting against the wall in her newly set up bedroom, holding several dolls, with the rest of them also lined up against the wall. She was smiling and completely content, and remained that way for several more hours. I guess she's really missed her things.
Congrats on 400.

Tilkunviilaaja said...

Congratulations on reaching 400 followers - and I'm sure you have more by now. Thank you for sharing this and hosting a giveaway!

Since you are a Fabric Addict, it would be interesting to see how you store your stash. Please share!

Stitches said...

400 followers is a great milestone, congratulations!! I'm still working on 50, ;-) I have enjoyed reading your blog, so nice about your charity quilts. I know they are appreciated always.

D-House said...

Wow! How fun! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm following you in my reader :)

LethargicLass said...

I truly believe that if I had that chair and that view,I would never leave (your blog header)

MissMary said...

Mazl tov on your 400th! What a journey you've been on! Thanks for sharing the love!

If you're up for it, there's a square dance at Sulphur Creek Farm tonight. Take exit 24 off Briley Parkway onto Ashland City Highway, head towards Ashland City, then right onto Old Hickory. 7 p.m. for a brief lesson, no dancing experience needed. It's sure to be a memorable event!

Prima Donna said...

Wow! Congratulations! 400 is quite a following.

ElfRenee said...

Congratulations on so many followers! :)

Elämäntapaidiootti said...

That is a lot of followers, congratulations! I am one of them :) I am not a quilter, but your quilts are so amazing and beautiful, that is why i keep reading your blog.

I show you my unfinished pillowcases, maybe someday I'll finish them ;) http://elamantapaidiootti2.blogspot.com/2010/10/sienimetsan-kuulumisia.html

robin said...

Ooooo - I love that fabric line. Yummy! Of course chocolate in the name helps... ;)

Carly said...

Gorgeous fabric! Congrats on your blogging milestone!!

Leanne said...

Congratulations! I enjoy following your blog and all your quilting progress.

Natasha said...

Congrats, Congrats. Love reading your blog.

Spontaneous Threads said...

It's funny in real life we don't like to reveal our "age" but in blogland when we are 400 we are so excited. I love it. Congratulations, you certainly deserve it. I love following your blog.

Vesuviusmama said...

This is my first time visiting and I love your photo in your heading! I just want to plop down in that chair with that quilt and a book!

LisaC said...

Just added your blog to my favorites! Congrats on reaching over 400! Love the fabrics your offering. Thanks! crevistonl@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win. Bonnie in Iowa
browne426@hotmail.com

sandra said...

Congratulations, I so admire you Sarah and everything you accomplish every week.

Sarah Craig said...

This post is for Bridgette Lewis (bogeyandbellaquilts (at) yahoo (dot) com).

Myra said...

Oh YAY!!!!!! I love,Love,LOOVVVE giveaways!!!!! I have entered a million,but never win....so PLEASE pick this one!! Please,please,please,pick me,me,me...
neighbor Myra
mcpeakj@bellsouth.net