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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Birthday Giveaway!

Yesterday was my birthday...I turned 32...so I decided that I would give away a gift! And, since it's my birthday, I'm giving away some of my favorite things:
Some fat quarters of fun Christmas fabrics (because Christmas is just around the corner), a copy of the October 2008 American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, a bottle of Wild Honeysuckle body cream from Bath & Body Works, some chocolate (of course), and a bag that I made. I signed up for Linda's bag/bucket swap, but I'd never made a bag before so I thought I'd practice and make a few...this was my first attempt, and I think it turned out pretty cute. =) Here is a close up of the bag:

So, to enter the giveaway, please leave a comment (please include your blog address if you have one, so I can check out your blog if I haven't already)...that gets you ONE entry, but if you want THREE more entries, mention this giveaway on your blog...that's it! Make sure you enter before midnight (MST) on Tuesday, September 2nd...thanks for entering! =)



Hope you have a wonderful day!

89 comments:

Christina said...

I'd love to win your generous giveaway. The bag is very cute and I love chocolate. I have just finished my very first quilt, so the magazine would also come in handy. Love all your blog entries. I play the rice game at least once a week. It's a good way to help others as well as learn new words.

Laura... and the boys said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you had a great one.

What a great giveaway- I'll be sure to mention it on my blog. I'm currently working on my first bag - I hope it turns out as cute as yours did! :)

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday to You! I really enjoy your blog. Your bag is darling!

Ruby (Mouth) said...

This is just such a good giveaway.I love the bag and other goodies. thnks for sponsoring it!

Sherri said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun give-away! My blog is www.aquiltinglife.blogspot.com

Have a great day!

Micah and Kristine said...

Happy Birthday Anna, I hope you and Rick had fun. The bag turned out really cute too!

Brittany said...

Happy Late Birthday!! I hope it was a good one. :)

Laura... and the boys said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my photos! I've been trying so hard to teach myself some photography skills- so I'm glad people are finally thinking I'm getting good at it :)

p.s... you looked at my blog too soon before I could comment about the giveaway ;)

elizabethreed_ said...

Happy Birthday Anna! We miss everyone since we moved away. I hope you had a great day!

ikkinlala said...

Happy (belated) birthday, Anna!

Sue Cahill said...

Happiest of Birthdays!! Your giveaway is very generous, thanks for sharing so much.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)
I don't have a blog yet.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Happy Happy Birthday. What lovely things!!

Prudy said...

What a fun give away and Happy, happy birthday, Anna dear. That is such a sweet idea to give away on your own special day.

~Jordan and Samantha said...

Happy Birthday! I have been looking at your blog for a few weeks now, I love all the crafts you do. OUr blogsite is www.lifeasafife.blogspot.com, Have a great day!
-Samantha

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday! I saw you took the quiz on Erica's quilting blog. I belong in 1953. I like reading your blog and all the projects you accomplish. You're amazing!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Birthday Anna! Your little bag is adorable!

Linda said...

Happy Belated Birthday Anna, what a gorgeous collection of loveliness you have there. Your bag is simply adorable.

Alisha said...

Happy Belated Birthday! What a fun idea to give something away for your birhday! The bag is adorable, love all your other crafts. I love quilting, I'm not the best, but it sure is fun.

Penny said...

Hi Anna, I'm not sure that my comment went through? Anyway, just delete this if it did but Happy late birthday! I'm going to post about your giveaway on my blog!

NoƩmia said...

Happy birthday to you and what a great giveaway1 Please count on me and i will post it in my blog too.
www.aartedostrapinhos.blogspot.com

Muddling Through said...

Well, Happy Birthday! Some of your favorite things look like some of my favorite things, too. :) (especially the chocolate things)

~Elaine~

Laila L S said...

Happy Birthday to you! Hope you had a great day. I sure would love to win. You are so generouse. Your bag is lovely, would never have guessed that it was your first attempt. I`ll post about your giveaway in my blog.

Nanna said...

I love your giveaway! Hope I win!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! Your bag looks great! You should definitly make more!

rachel griffith said...

oh how cute!!!
i think that you did a great job.
:D

i'd love to have a chance at winning your bday giveaway.
{happy 32nd bday!!!}

www.rachel-griffith.blogspot.com

Selina said...

Happy Birthday to you!!

This is my blog
http://selina-whatwerewethinking.blogspot.com/

StitchinByTheLake said...

Anna I found your blog through Sew Take A Hike. This might be your first bag but it's obviously going to be a talent of yours - I love it. I'll be posting about your giveaway on Sunday - I'm headed out of town right now but I'll get it on my blog asap. blessings, marlene

Pat said...

Hope you had a great Birthday. Love your little bag.

Judy said...

So cute, I love the bag. I saw your giveaway at Penny's blog so thought I'd check it out. I'll also advertise on my blog.

annemarie said...

What an awesom bag - hope you have a great birthday.

Linda said...

what an amazing giveaway you are having!! I have popped over from Penny's blog and just can't believe you are parting with such a beautiful bag! your blog is gorgeous too!! I will put your giveaway on my blog too

~wenhether~ said...

Just found your blog through Sewtakeahike! Happy Belated Birthday!! Love your bag! Would love a chance to win it!! I'll be blogging about it later today! Live laugh LOVE,
Heather

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

ME! ME! ME!
AND OF COURSE A HABBY BELATED BIRTHDAY!
HUGS AND KISSES
DEBBIE MOSS

(FROM ENGLAND)

Lauren said...

Cute bag! Who wouldn't want to win? :) Love your blog.

Treasuresofjoy said...

Happy late birthday!
These are a few of my favorite things too!!

Sonia said...

ANOTHER BELATED BIRTHDAY WISH....Love your handmade Bag, I have a bit of fetish for those...have made a few too!!

COME STOP BY MY BLOG TOO AND LEAVE ME A COMMENT TO JOIN MY GIVEAWAY TOO!!
http://mythoughtsbysonia.blogspot.com/

erica e said...

happy birthday! what a nice giveaway! can't wait to see you this next month!

Suzanne said...

First, Happy Birthday!! I found your site through Sew Take a Hike, and I love it. I don't quilt, but I do love to look at them, It is on my to do list. Thanks for sharing such a great give away with us. The purse is beautiful!! I hope I win ;)
Suzanne

Kirsty said...

Happy Birthday Anna, what a lovely way to celebrate your birthday. I love the bag you made. My blog is monkeys-quilts.blogspot.com

Catty Ax Lady said...

Happy birthday Anna!! I found your blog from Penny at Sew Take a Hike, and I'm glad I did. I'm new to sewing (lol, go read my "news" from a couple days ago...I'm *really* new to sewing), so anyplace I can get inspiration and advice is a cool place. I'll be coming back to read past posts. Meanwhile, the bag is *adorable*!! Great giveaway!

HisBeloved said...

Happy Birthday, Anna! I'm new to your blog but I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for the giveaway and please count me in!

Kim's Treasures said...

Happy Birthday Anna! What a fun giveaway! I was sent here through Brocante and Etc. I'm so glad she shared your info! You have a very nice blog!
Kim

Linda said...

Hope that you have a wonderful year! I'm so happy to have found your blog. Love the bag---the embroidery and buttons at the top, especially. My blog is: http://www.mommystreasures.blogspot.com/

Jacoline (Lien) said...

Happy Birthday and I wish you a lovely new birthday year. I love your give away so I like to give it a go. Thanks

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday Anna:

I know all about time and priorities and I so appreciate folks like you who blog. It gives me a little break in the middle of the day.

Thank you from all your friends in blogland.

Dianne

Mar said...

Happy Birthday! What a way to celebrate, just send me the chocolate and nobody gets hurt! *vbg*

The Winn Way said...

Hello...my sister posted about your site so I had a look. I am just starting to sew i made some blankets for christmas last year and this one so I am learning! I hope mine are as beautiful as yours one day!! www.thewinnway.blogspot.com
Savannah

TinaJewel said...

I enjoyed reading about your wedding and will further peruse your blog when I have a bit more time! I love the bag you made in my favorite color of blue! Cute embroidery too!
And always love fabric and chocolates! Yeah!I subscribed to you with my Google RSS feed reader and linked to you on my Giveaway Blog, too.
http://www.xanga.com/Romans8_28Life

Mary said...

wow what a great bag and a generous giveaway.

Happy birthday

cassandra said...

Happy Birthday! I think your first attempt at a bag turned out great!

Dawn said...

HAPPY HAPPY belated B'DAY, hope you had a great day, your 1st attempt bag is lovely.......I am sure your swap partner will love the 2nd attempt.
Hugs x

Sher said...

That bag is beautiful! Happy birthday!

Lana said...

Anna!
I had no idea you were a quilter! I love quilting too, we can get together and bond sometime. Though, I must say, based on your picture, your skills are much more advanced than mine. Happy birthday dude. Yes, let's hang out with Crystal again soon.

Nandini said...

Happy Birthday Anna!!! Your bag is beautiful... love the color

TD wool design said...

hope it was a happy day!
thanks for the give-away chance :)
what a sweet bag. please visit me at www.thistledownswooldesign.blogspot.com
~ sarah

Sheila said...

Happy Birthday! That is a darling bag!!

burrito said...

Happy Birthday! Not sure I should enter your contest though - I've been resisting the urge to learn to quilt... so tempted but Do Not Need Another Hobby!! Well... if I win then it was meant to be!

SG said...

Happy birthday! It's a great giveaway!

Casey said...

love this giveaway and happy happy birthday!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hope your birthday was wonderful and thanks for the opportunity to win such a grand give away! Twyla

Michele Quigley said...

Thanks fir the giveaway. The bag is very cute --well done!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Happy birthday. What a lovely bag, too. I'll post about the giveaway.

Carol said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your give-away looks wonderful...please enter me. No blog Carol
libertythreads@charter.net

Kathy said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! This is a wonderful give-away. I would love to win.
I'll be sure to post on my blog.

Narelle said...

Such a sweet bag. Love the little daisies.

randi---i have to say said...

Happy birthday! I would love to enter your giveaway. Fabulous goodies! :)

Raquel said...

Wow, what a great way to celebrate a birthday - by giving someone else something! That is fantastic and please count me in! Much love, Raquel XO

Quilt Hollow said...

What a nice way to celebrate your birthday! I can still remember way back when I moved to The Netherlands....the birthday person was the one who had cake for guest arriving with gifts and congrats. This reminded me of that for some reason. Thank you. This little bag is just adorable and would be welcomed by me!

MOLLY said...

WOW--neat "stuff". I want 4 chances to win, so check out my blog and see me help you advertise this great Happy Birthday.

Thanks, Molly
www.sewhappy10000.blogspot.com

Carla said...

Happy birthday! That little bag is charming! I want 4 chances too so be sure to check my blog! Thanks!
http://carlafinley.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Happy 32nd birthday! Your bag is just too cute! :P For reminding me Christmas is right around the corner! LOL
HOpe your day was great!

Linda said...

I am so sorry to you and of course to the nice person that sent me your way!!
Molly at http://sewhappy10000.blogspot.com/ had posted about your giveaway. :)

mau said...

Wow on your birthday a giveaway...First let me say belated Happy B-Day, by the way I love that song that plays on your blog...First time here and I really love your blog.Would love the bag http://mau-myadventures.blogspot.com have a great one.

silverhartgirl said...

happy birthday! please enter me
http://takingthetimeto.blogspot.com/

Amanda said...

Happy birthday. I've only just discovered your blog, so will try not to be a one-visit wonder! I'm off to add your give-away to my blog now.

Kerry said...

Happy birthday for yesterday! What a very generous giveaway, hope I made it in time, it's hard to know when we're across the world from each other. I'm in the bag swap too, what a coincidence if we were partners? Your little bag is really nice and you have some lovely quilts on show too.
foreverfriday.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday! I like that little bag - I'm getting ready to make my first bag too, I hope it turns out as well as yours - it's cute.

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday!! Love your giveaway idea!! Come visit sometime: http://toddandstacey.blogspot.com/

Jeanne said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! My blog is http://luv2stitch.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Happy Birthday, I hope it was a good one and you have a great year ahead. Thanks for the giveaway. Come visit me on my blog, I'm having a giveaway too in celebration of my 100th posting. Mine is a surprise. I'm glad I found you and I'll be visiting again. Good job on the bag! Yes, I will post this on my blog too! Hugs, Linda
Living4Quilting.blogspot.com

Laila said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you are having a great time. Your bag are great. Hugs from Norway.

The Rocks said...

I had so much fun looking through your blog! I was sent to it from my niece and am glad she mentioned it! I hope it would be okay to put a link to your blog from my blog: http://therockandthemissus.blogspot.com

Take care and I look forward to checking in regularly!

Holly Rock

Brenda said...

I found the link to your blog at
http://scrandasmusings.blogspot.com/
What a beautiful bag! Plus all of your treasures...what a great give away. Enter my name please!

http://thequiltjourney.blogspot.com/

Colene said...

Your little bag is adorable, and sweet.
http://russellcolene.blogspot.com/

wendipooh13 said...

well HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNA!!!! hope you had a wonderful day and what a great treat too!!!

and my blog is: http://scrappydayinparadise.blogspot.com/

Cute blog you got too.. have a great one Anna.

Gabriele - Fadentante said...

Happy birthday, Anna ! Have a wonderful day!
It's a nice idea to make a birthday giveaway.

Gabriele

Tracey said...

Happy birthday wishes to you from me, Take care, and i love your blog
Thankyou

Terry said...

I know I'm late but Happy Birthday!! Your bag is lovely! :0)

Just Susan said...

Happy Birthday! Beautiful bag. Someone will be very lucky...