Monday, February 11, 2013

Follower Giveaway!

I have 166 followers.  Most of you have followed my blog for a long time.  I just wanted to say 'Thank You' to you for that.  Here is what I'm giving away to one of my lucky followers.

A Fons & Porter thread cutter, cute butterfly scissors, and 2 spools of Aurifil thread.

Also,
A mini crafting iron (red of course), a cute ladybug pin cushion (purchased for you on the last shop hop) and a book, 'Twelve Golden Threads: A Novel of Life Lessons from Grama's Quilt' by Aliske Webb.  I also have a copy of this book, so, we can read it together.

Lastly,

3 Caboodles in a Box, kit, includes buttons & bells, embroidery thread, pre-fused fabrics, regular fabrics, batting and instructions, all in a cute box

picture of applique

applique pattern
3 Caboodles in a Box BX48 Snow Bundles, includes instructions and fabric for 3 items to make, Caboodle Carrier, Cell phone pouch and pocket snowman.  These would also be good to make mug rugs or as centers for mini quilts, too.  Lots of things you could make with this pattern/fabrics.

This Giveaway is for YOU, my followers.  I'm not looking to add followers by having a giveaway, so, I won't be advertising this Giveaway anywhere else, only here.  Also, please don't advertise this giveaway on your blogs, either.

Since this is my birthday month, I have 2 requests for this giveaway:

1.  Please leave me a comment about your favorite/most memorable birthday (can be the worst birthday), even if you DON'T want to enter (just state that fact and I won't enter you)  I just love comments!

2.  This is ONLY for my followers, so, please, only enter if you follow my blog (and tell me how you follow me: ie, email, blog reader, etc).

Easy peasy!  I'll ship out of the country (gee, have you seen the postal rates now?), since my followers don't all live in the USA.

You have until the end of the month to enter, no rush.  I'll draw (actually hubby will draw) the winner the beginning of March. 

PS:  I MUST be able to reach you, or, you won't be entered in the giveaway!  
If you don't get a reply to your comment within 3 days, then I can't reach you.  Come back and leave me your contact info. 


Thanks Again!

Cheryl

64 comments:

  1. I love you blog!and I follow on google reader. My most odd birthday was as a teenager, when my grandmother gave me a bath matt set for my 15th birthday. It was not for a hope chest but for the bathroom I shared with two sisters. Just what any 15 year old wants. Worst was she was taking pictures as I opened it so I trying to keep a thankful face on as well. You would think I would get over it since it was a lonnng time ago, haha. Thanks for a lovely give-away and Happy Birthday!

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  2. Well Happy Birthday sweetie!! Hmm - probably my best B'day was the first year we did May For Me and I ran my special monthlong celebration - and do it yearly now.

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  3. Thanks for a lovely giveaway! I follow you via GFC
    For several years my birthday was rather sad as my Dad died on my 36th birthday but these days I consider it another tie between us

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  4. Happy birthday to you! I'm an avid reader and the kids usually give me books for my birthday. A couple of years ago they bought a couple of books for my birthday but my husband didn't realise they were buying the books themselves and also bought some books for the kids to give me. I'm a lucky girl :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  5. My most memorable BD was age 17 - my birthday fell on Jr. Prom might - My boyfriend was the love of my life - not my hubby. We had a lovely night, and the next day we shot arrows in my back yard. (I was an amature archer in those days.) It's my best memory.
    Hugs

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  6. Sorry, I forgot to mention, I follow on the blog reader... not sure what that is called, officially.
    Love your little hand cranks! You can sew even if the lights go out - way to keep your carbon impring smaller!
    Hugs

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  7. A very generous giveaway! My most memorable birthday was my 50th. l was teaching at a retreat and they surprised me with 50 purple fat quarters, a cake and a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday. A great bunch of women!

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  8. Oh gosh I try not to remember my birthdays. I just ask for a French Silk Pie and I move on to another day. LOL. Last year DH tried to get me an ice cream pie, and even though we've been together 25 years (married 24 now) he bought me a coffee flavored one (I hate coffee).. lol so he felt bad and went back to the store and got me another ice cream cake. So then we had two ice cream cakes in the freezer forever!! FOREVER.. how much ice cream cake can 2 people really eat??? LOL.

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  9. I am a happy follower GREAT Giveaway!! I follow via GFC.

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  10. My best birthday ever?! The year I turned 20 my big brother gave me a sister on my birthday. Yup, he was the first of my brothers to get married and he did it on my special day. The fact that his bride is AWESOME made it all that much better.

    I follow along via the blogger link.

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  11. Cheryl, I have been reading your blog for a long time, and did not realize I was not signed up. But I am now :-) My most memorable birthday was when I turned the BIG 50. My BFF and my daughter planned and gave me a surprise party. And boy was I ever surprised. Loved seeing a lot of my special friends. Happy Birthday!

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  12. I am a blogspot follower. I'm not good at keeping my blog active so congrats you do have more followers than me.

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  13. Wow my best or worst birthday???????????
    Well I would say that my best was an early present several years ago when my husband managed to take me to an Ozark Mountain Daredevils concert and I had no idea until we got there and I heard them warming up. I managed to miss that they were even in the area.

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  14. Lovely, generous give away. (I follow in my google reader.)
    One of my most memorable birthdays was in my early 20's when my friends from my office and other student workers were invited to enjoy a birthday dinner at the rather famous "mansion" where one of my co-workers was house-sitting. It was a total surprise and turned out to be a great birthday for many reasons.

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  15. Best or worst birthday? Hmmm...can I say that their getting a little numerous to keep track of? lol. I think my best ones have been the low-key ones. Just quiet days with lots of time to sew. I'm turning fifty this year and trying to decide what to do with "my" day. I follow you by email. And, I think, on Bloglovin...see, too many birthdays!

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  16. Best birthday was my 30th...right after my son was born. I follow via Google Friend Connect. Love your blog. Frequent reader, infrequent commenter.

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  17. I think my best birthday was when I turned five and I'm surprised I can remember that far back! I got a bike! A second hand bike, new to me though. I rode that bike so much that day that my legs felt like they were still pumping when I got to bed that night. In my golden years, I now have a different feeling in my legs at night. And so it goes. I follow you by email. By the way, yesterday I purchased a Home Mark little aqua sewing machine just like yours! Such a cute little thing.

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  18. Best birthday was right after meeting my sweet husband. He brought me the cutest little teddy bear in a orange overalls. I still have the cutie (both actually).

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  19. I just found your site and signed to follow you by email. My best Birthday present ever was a gift from my husband...a Bernina 730E!!!

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  20. I just found this blog, and will follow via my email addy.
    Luv the name everyhitn great goes with tea.....worst bday was past year got hurricane sandy for present, but got a day off and pretended we were in the 1880's with no electricity and sewing by candlelight.
    stitchfully
    joanne

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  21. Following you on blogspot/email.
    Birthdays are always fun when joined by the many members of our family. It is a fun time to enjoy all the different generations and appreciate each other.

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  22. Hi Cheryl! Happy birthday (again)!

    My best bday was my 30th. My hubby and older sister planned a surprised party at her house on a Sat. night. I thought we were just going over to have pizza and watch a movie, so I wasn't dressed well, hair looked "lived in", no makeup, etc. I was incredibly embarassed (and a little upset w/hubby) when I walked into the kitchen and there were people from church, family, old friends who traveled over an hour to come, neighbors, etc. I wish he would've made me think we were going out to eat or something so at least I would've looked better for that first "suprise!" picture people take! I ended up hiding in my sister's bathroom for a few minutes, using some of her makeup and her curling iron to try and look a little more presentable! It was nice to see some of the people who were there whom I hadn't seen in years though. Hard to be mad at them when so much planning went into the whole shabang!

    My 40th is on the 17th. When hubby asked if I needed a party, he already knew the answer! :)

    Oh, I follow you through email and also on your blog site!

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  23. I follow on Google Reader. One of my best birthdays was 2 years ago when we visited our grandchildren. The six-year-old was sure I wanted (needed??) a pinata for my birthday celebration. We all had a good time with the pinata.

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  24. My favorite B-day was my 40th...my Kiddo's made a cooool Merry-Go-Round cake.....and put the entire 40 candles on it...& teased when they lit them...that the smoke detector would go off (it didn't lol).....we had soooo much fun!! Oh...forgot to say..they also made dinner! I was sure a spoiled (&happy ) Momma! (still am!)

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  25. I'm a new Follower to your Blog too, thru GFC....

    Thanks for a chance to win your Awesome Drawing too! :)

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  26. I am a follower. My most memorable birthday is celebrate with my hubby :) at China in year 2008 :)

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  27. For my 40th birthday we went to Disneyland, San Diego and Las Vegas!!! Yippee!! it was sooo much fun :) I follow your blog through GFC on the side :) Thanks for hosting a fab giveaway. Here is my email just in case: amateurquilter at gmail dot com.

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  28. What a lovely giveaway!! My most memorable was the surprise party my folks threw for my 16th birthday--I had NO clue it was coming and I was totally delighted by it! My saddest was my latest ... it was my 50th and we had terrific family plans that just sort of all fell apart at the last minute and I was so disappointed! I am a long time follower -- by GFC! :)

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  29. What a great giveaway Cheryl!!! Who wouldn't be thrilled to win that super package of goodies :*)

    My worst birthday should never be written down for others to read, so I'll share that my best birthday was my 30th. My family had Birthday Bear come to my birthday party with everyone there and he read a personalized poem to me that encompassed all the most important areas of my life. Then they gave me a HUGE stuffed panda that I still have and cherish to this day. If you look carefully you can spot it on a recent blog post :*D Every grandchild has been fascinated with this bear and plays with it endlessly :*) Yes, it was a wonderful day and made for beautiful memories!

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  30. And of course I'm a follower!!! All the really cool people are :*D

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  31. Oops, my email is quilter.anne at gmail dot com

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  32. I follow via GFC. My worst birthday was my 30th. I thought I would have a big party for my golden birthday. Instead, my 3 closest friends got married the summer before and 2 moved away. My best birthday was my 50th 2 years ago. I went on a mission trip with my church to Cabo San Lucas the week before my birthday in late January. Great giveaway!

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  33. The best birthday ever was when I was about 11. We had arranged a sleepover, but my Mom was called into work as a nurse. That left my Dad in charge. We had the best time! He told scared stories, we watched 9mm reel cartoons on the wall and blew out eggs to scramble the next day for breakfast. The empty egg shells were then dyed. What a brave man he must have been to take charge and entertain young girls! Thanks for a chance.

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  34. Of course I'm a follower. I follower through Google

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  35. I can't remember my best or worst birthday. All 48 have been pretty good. Maybe my most memoral birthday was the one after I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was 40. I guess I was thinking of mortality. I'm 48 now and I feel great. ;->

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  36. My worst birthday was the one the year I after I got married. My father died, so I haven't really celebrated a birthday since. My best was when I was about 6 and my Mom made me a rocking horse cake with coconut & lifesavers on it.

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  37. Birthdays for me are near halloween and never sure what I get weather wise, past year was hurricane sandy and no power but we were okay.
    Luv your blog and your beautiful quilt projects, lots to inspire me here!
    joanne

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  38. My best birthday was last year when I went on a trip to visit my 90 year old grandparents. My grandmother surprised me with a cake and candles! I will cherish that memory because I know there won't be many more birthdays to celebrate with those dear people. Thanks for your delightful blog and the giveaway opportunity!

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  39. I loved the year I was doing a mall craft show, and my Sweetie secretly ordered a cake and other crafters came by to share it and sing "Happy Birthday!"

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  40. I have your blog emailed directly to me. And I LOVE it. My best birthday was the year I turned 30. It was supposed to be a HUGE party for me and my 1 year old daughter. But Hurricane Rita blew the house away and we were still living in a tiny FEMA trailer. My parents AND inlaws came to visit, and my "party" was spent in a hotel lobby, with a tiny parfait. LOL But I was loved. and I needed that reminder. But my 40th will be a HUGE BASH! squeegeatc at aol dot com

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    1. I remember one year when I was about 10 or so, my Mom tried to have a surprise birthday party for me. I was staying at my Granparent's house, next door, and one of the invitees came there instead of my house. So much for the big surprise. I was still thrilled.

      Love all the cool things you have up for you giveaway, especially the adorable scissors!f

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  41. My favorite birthdays were when all of my five children were little and they would make me cards for my birthday. It was always an exciting day for them which made it very special for me.

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  42. Oh my gosh, my husband is also a misplaced Texan living in Illinois. I love all birthdays even though the numbers are growing. My favorite birthday is when I was in seventh grade, my friends threw me a surprise party. It was so much fun. I am so happy to have found your blog.

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  43. I follow you through GFCand now also via email. My favorite birthday was when my son brought his singing group home from college to sing for us at my party. Great surprise.

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  44. I guess I am a no reply blogger. I tried to email you but it back. My addy is kathymboice@gmail.com

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  45. I am a new reader of your blog. When I was a child I fantasized about changing my birthday as It is three days before Xmas. I figured that the best day of the year is July 31, as it is still summer. The reality of school starting sinks in the next day. Guess what my first daughter was born July 31. I get to celebrate the day.

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  46. Happy birthday, and many more! My best birthday was when I turned 12 and my dad took just me out for lunch and shopping for my birthday.

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  47. I'm following through google reader.

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  48. Cheryl, I hope this years birthday is extra special for you. My best birthday was my 60th....we were visiting family in Canada...and my DIL and granddaughter thought we should have a girl's evening....dinner....I thought it would be the 3 of us...but my Mom, my 2 sisters, my 2 nieces joined us. It was a super surprise. It is not often they can surprise me, but they did. This year I will be in Canada again for my birthday. We will be watching our granddaughters in a dance competition...it will be a fun and busy weekend...to see them dance will be the best birthday gift. I'm a GFC follower. Thanks for the chance to win your super giveaway!! Have a wonderful week! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  49. I'm a follower via Google Account. My best and worst birthday was in April 2010. My sister, who was 24 weeks into her pregnancy, almost died from HELLP. She had emergency c-section and delivered a baby boy. Almost 3 years later and both are doing fantastic. My nephew has no complications from being such a tiny preemie. He is a happy and smart little boy. Truly a miracle that he is so healthy and that my sister survived! That is a birthday I will not forget.

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  50. I don't remember which number birthday it was, but my best would have to be when my daughter surprised me with a birthday dinner at a resturant. She invited friends and family and a good time was had by all. Thanks. Carmen

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  51. I dont know what you call it, but when I find something I like, I bookmark it on Google, then hop to that site and catch up with the latest. My most memorable birthday was in 8th grade, when my best friend gave me a surprise party. I thought I was just staying overnite at her house, and after supper, all of our friends starting showing up, and I was the guest of honor. Never felt so loved in my life!

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  52. Happy Birthday! My best was my 13th. Finally a teenager!

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