Friday, January 10, 2014

1000th Post Giveaway

It may take little time to get where you want to be, but if you pause and think for a moment, you will notice that you are no longer where you were. Do not stop—keep going. –Rodolfo Costa, Advice My Parents Gave Me: and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes

This is my 1000th post. Yep. You read that right. One thousand posts. Some more interesting than others; some containing a little bit more of me than others, but 1000 posts. That's a lot. Want to know a secret? I kind of finagled it to coincide with my four-year blog anniversary, so we could all celebrate with giveaways!

Today's giveaway is a fat quarter bundle in a rainbow of beautiful colors and prints. The fabrics are from my stash and have been washed, pressed and squared up, which means that I use the term "fat quarter" loosely, depending on how much shrinkage there was and how far off grain the fabric was pulled. In the spirit of full disclosure, they are all between 15½" and 18" long and 22"ish inches wide. There are a couple of Robert Kaufmann Modern Living prints, a Joel Dewberry and everything is Quilt Shop quality.

The Fine Print:
• To enter this giveaway, leave a comment telling me your favorite thing to do in your free time. Or just leave a comment. Whichever.
• You can enter today's giveaway only once.
• Non-blogging/non-Google users and international entrants are welcome.
• If you do not have a Google account, use the name/url {url optional} commenting option and make sure you leave your e-mail in your comment in the following format: address (at) domain name (dot) com.
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• Duplicate comments will be deleted.
• Comment moderation is on, so don't panic when your comment doesn't show up. I'm notified of new comments and will approve them periodically each day, after which they'll show up on the post.
• The giveaway will close at 10:00 pm {MST} on Wednesday, January 15th. Winner will be chosen by random drawing and notified by e-mail and announced here by 8:00 pm on January 16th.

Good luck!

45 comments:

Angie said...

I hate that I have been too busy to ready your blog...I miss it. :(

The4Rs said...

Wow, I am the first! I love to read blogs and pin ideas to Pinterest. This year my goal is to actually try some of the ideas I covet! And of course, I love to craft and sew; always looking for inspiration. Love your giveaway, I think a rainbow doll quilt for a niece would be fun to make with it!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Read! Novels, online news, blogs, magazines... Anything! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway and I look forward to your next 1000 posts.

Flicsha said...

Just found you glad I did! great blog. flicshasews.blogspot.com

P. said...

Oh my, that pretty bundle is absolutely delicious! Love that red on top, and the orange...and the green...okay all of it!

So, favorite thing to do in my free time...probably read the internet. Sewing is right up there too, but in all honesty, I'm more likely to lazily head to the office chair and fire up Firefox. So there it is. And I suppose how much free time I have is a factor. 15 minutes? Internet. Two hours? Sew.

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

I love it when the fabric is ready to be pieced and I have the house to myself and can do just that. Thanks for the great giveaways!

barbara woods said...

My relaxing thing to do is sew, I love it, thanks

Rebecca said...

What a gorgeous bundle! I like to read a book, or plan a new sewing project in my spare time. :-)

cpace said...

Read, knit, sew, take a nap, sit and think! And read my email and FB.....

DebraKay Neiman said...

I love to listen to my audio books while sewing. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Pauline G said...

Great blog - here's to the next 1000!
I love quilting and reading so quilt blogs are great!

Anita in Florida said...

What pretty fabric! I tend to be lazy and 'surf' more than actually sew!!!

shawn said...

I like reading all the blogs I follow, thanks for the giveaway.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Mara said...

I love rainbow colored things, 1 fun thing that I do on a daily basis is have a impromptu dance with my daughter, we put on the music and dance away, it's fun.

Brenda said...

I like to read a book or read blogs in my spare time.

Bamasphynx said...

I love to read and sew and sew and read:) (not necessarily in that order!) Congrats on your 1000th post and many more. Thank you for the lovely give-a-way!

Deanna said...

I quilt. A lot. And other sewing, too. And reading great blogs. Like yours. Thanks for sharing. Particularly enjoy your inspirational videos and quotes.

Gill said...

Congratulations!
Apart from sewing I love to garden!!

Vicki said...

Congratulations! I like to sew, read, waste time online. :) I'm glad I've gotten to know you because of blogging! (Apologies if my comment comes through twice, I got an error the first time.)

Jeri Niksich said...

Congrats on your 1000 blogs, you know your doing something right!

Jill said...

I love reading and listening online to stories on The Apple Seed from byuradio(dot)org. Gorgeous colors.

Christine M said...

WOW! One thousand posts. That's an amazing amount Elizabeth. In my free time I like to either look at blogs or get into the sewing room or a bit of both! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Colleen said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts! That is quite an accomplishment. I would say my favourite thing to do in my spare time is to quilt - but if you actually followed me around, you would probably see that I tend to spend a lot of time reading blogs!

Kathy H said...

In my free time, I love to sew or read. Congratulations on your anniversary and also 1000 posts. Wow. 1000!

B Greene said...

I love to piece quilt blocks more than anything else! This bundle is just beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win and congratulations on reaching such an impressive blogging milestone!

hafza said...

Favorite things that I love to do during my free time are crocheting, sewing or reading. Congratulations on your 1000th post!

Miss Jamee Quilts said...

i love shop hop quilts...every block different...thx for a chance to win that yummy fabric! and congrats on the blogversary...
missjameequilts@gmail.com

Gene Black said...

congrats on reaching 1000 posts.
In my free time I like to read or play on the computer or sew or weave. LOL

Bridget B said...

Congratulations on your 1000th. post
The fabric is so bright and cheery.
My free time is spent on quilts and I love to read. thanks for the giveaway.

Béa said...

I love reading books or blogs, cooking. Thanks for the chance.

SIMPLESEW said...

I love to plan the next project whether its in quilting, cross stitching or a craft. I do love improving on quilting so it might be stitching some strips together. Congrats.

PK Sews said...

Thanks for all the eye candy on your blog! My favorite things to do in my free time are to sew and to read sewing and quilting blogs.

Darlington Gal said...

Congrats on reaching 100!!!!! In my free time I love to sew and quilt. Thanks for sharing the lovely giveaway! kmcassie@gmail.com

Marjorie Nath said...

Beautiful rainbow fabrics. I can see a wall hanging made from those.
thelady at hotmail.com

QuiltNut Creations said...

Congrats on the posts and the blogversary! In my spare time I like to either read or quilt. Thanks for the chance!

Shay said...

Happy 1000th post E! Wow Im impressed. You and I started blogging at around the same time and I'm nowhere near 1000 posts.

Spare time? What's that? Kidding- I love to create in my spare time - decorating , house renovation , and of course sewing takes up some of my free time too!

Schulz Family said...

Wow 1000posts. That is amazing. Well done. Love your blog and follow it. Thanks for the anniversary giveaway, it would be amazing to win. karen(dot)schulz(at)paradise(dot)net

DeMaris said...

I love you blog it is great!!! Thanks for sharing so much with us all. In my free time I like to quilt. It seems like I don't get enough time to quilt but whenever I can I take advantage of it and quilt my heart out.

Jennifer said...

Well, my favorite thing to do is counted cross stitch. I love piecing quilts, but my machine is in the sewing room and I can cross stitch while sitting next to my husband while he watches TV. But I plan to get more piecing done this year. I want to do a quilted tablecloth this year and finish some already started quilts. Thanks for this great giveaway.

Michelle Rawle said...

I love to be with my husband and do fun things with my family, with chocolate of course :)

Sarah Rawle said...

I like to read or bake treats! I also like to do crafts! :)

Jean C. said...

If I'm not sewing or finding things to refashion, I love to read. One of my daughters (we have 4 counting our DIL, and 1 son)and I love to go to the different library's for their old book sales. They really are great! It's been a number of years now since we started going... prices are right... usually not more than $2.00 a book... most are $1.00 or 50 for paperbacks. So, I borrow from her vise/versa.... Reading is great!
djcogdill@q.com
Jean C.

diane said...

I always have 3 or 4 quilting or sewing projects in the works, so that's what I do in my spare time--I retreat into my sewing space and sew to my heart's content...until my mommy duties call again! :) Congrats on the 100th post, what an accomplishment!!

jacqui jenkins said...

My favourite thing to do when I have time away from family life or my job as a teacher is craft of all sorts. I always have several projects on the go at any time, bagged and ready to go with me anywhere. I especially love appliqué at the moment and am searching projects that I can make using it. Quilting, cushions, notebooks and gifts are all on the list.
I love your tutorials, they have helped me so much. Thanks.

Denise C said...

Congrats on the 1,000th post. I like to read in my spare time. Thanks for the chance to win.