Sunday, August 7, 2011

Celebrating 400 Giveaway

I am so encouraged to know that there are people out there in blogosphere who actually like to read the bits and pieces I talk about on my blog!  I am amazed that I now have 400 followers, so of course there has to be a Giveaway.  I have gathered together a few bits and pieces for a prize:


"My Sewing Room" wall hanging.


A selection of 14 fabrics in 10 inch squares:


and a pretty mug bag:


(Accessories not included)

The rules are simple - no jumping through hoops, no hanging from the ceiling, no walking the tightrope - 

 If you are a follower of my blog, (or become one this week), then leave a comment at the end of this post if you wish to enter the giveaway.

Giveaway closes midday Saturday 13 August (Eastern Australia time).  Please ensure I am able to contact you if you are a "No Reply blogger".

I made a couple of things for our daughter's birthday recently:


I won the pattern for this sweet bucket from Joy and of course daughter put her order in for me to make one for her!

Then I've still been in the crocheting mode so I whipped up a little bag for her:


Daughter has also put her order in for covers for all her kitchen appliances - food processor, breadmaker, popcorn machine, coffee grinder, toaster etc. I've made a start - sort of, by drawing up some paper patterns.  Some of the shapes are quite challenging which means the sewing isn't going to be straightforward either!  The things we do for our daughters!!!

Susanne from Denmark very kindly sent me photos of her version of my Fun and Fruity mug rugs.  Aren't they gorgeous?



Thank you for sharing them, Susanne - I especially love those colours! 

I've had a couple more projects in magazines this month, but I'll keep them till next week to share.   Talking of next week, keep an eye out for the next instalment in the Consider the Lilies free BOM pattern ... which means I'd better get my skates on and get it ready for you!!!

Happy Stitching.
Regards
Val



96 comments:

Jessica said...

Great giveaway! Put my name in the hat!

Sharon Griffith said...

Hi Val it is so easy to follow your blog it is wonderful. Congratulations to you on 400 and I am sure you will only be getting more...please add me to your winners. What lovely gifts to receive... circle.....sgriff57@comcast.net

Corina said...

Lovely give away, please count me in!

Cisca said...

Congratulations in 400 bloggers. I love your giveaway, please count me in, Val!
Happy quilting, Cisca

Martina said...

Congratulations! it is always interesting to read your posts and to see what lovely things you create! Thanks very much!

Laila L S said...

I'm a follower, and have been for some time. Love your blog and your patterns. I cross my fingers, hope to be the winner...
Thanks for the chance.

Gina E. said...

Hi Val, this is a great giveaway! I don't put myself down as a 'follower' of other blogs - I just list them on my sidebar. But I've added myself to your list just to have a chance of winning one of those gorgeous prizes...if I win the fabrics, I'll use them to make one of your projects on my To Do List ;-)

Sue from Cyprus said...

Hi Val
Well of course you know I'm a follower to your lovely blog. Great prizes! I love your daughter's bag!
Hugs, Sue from Cyprus

gill said...

Please count me in Val! what a great giveaway
Looking forward to the next pattern for Consider the Lilies
Thank you

jofridsquilt said...

Congratulation on 400 followers, and thanks for this cewlebration-gift. I would cross my fingers and hope to be the winnwr. Hugs Jofrid.

KaHolly said...

Great give-away, Val!! 400 followers, that's a big WOW! Congratulations! I love that bucket. As soon as I saw the picture, I knew it was one of Joy's patterns! Looks just like her! You did a lovely job. My daughter keeps me busy at the sewing machine, too! Her latest is a cover for her e-book. She even found the pattern on Etsy, bought it, and sent it to me, with the fabric!! I love sewing for my daughter and I'm sure you do, too! ~karen

Quilt Kitty said...

Congratulation Val on 400 followers. I can understand why, love your blog & your projects. I can also see why your daughter puts in order for goodies. That pattern from Joy is yummy too. Tracee xx

Michelle said...

Congrats Val on 400 followers-well done. Would love to be in to win, thanks Michelle

heleen said...

Hi
Congratulations on your 400 followers. I love to enter your give away

Tudy said...

Wow 400 followers. I have followed you for a long time using my Google reader, and as a follower. I would love to be the winner.

Di said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Melody said...

Hi Val, I'm a huge fan of your designs and always read your blog so now I've become a follower too. Thanks for the great giveaway prizes - I hope I win.

Jeanette said...

Congratulations Val. I've been a follower of yours for quite a while. Gorgeous giveaways. Happy Stitching

Varga Györgyi said...

I love your beautiful things Val! Congrats for 400 followers and thank you soo much for this lovely giveaway idea. Hugs from Hungary: Györgyi

Sunnybec said...

Congratulations on 400 followers, and thank you for the giveaway, I love "My Sewing Room". Linda

mary said...

congratulations for 400 followers,soy mary y me apunto a tu sorteo www.maryysusmanualidades.blogspot.com.mariyluismi@telefonica.net,besitos desde spain

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I am a follower and do enjoy your blog and wonderful designs.

Judith said...

I have followed your blog for a short time now and enjoy coming over here and hearing about your life and going ons. Please enter me into you 400 followers draw. Thanks

María Cristina said...

Congratulations on your 400 followers!
I am one of them and enjoy their work !!... I love that miniquilt to the sewing room is beautiful ... and give away everything!
The crochet bag cheerful.
Greetings from Tandil, Argentina

Wendy said...

What a wonderful giveaway, who wouldn't want a piece of your talent hanging in their sewing space? Thanks so much for the chance.

Ingaredstoka said...

Congrats to 400!! I'm a follower through google Reader, som I'm keeping up with all nice things you do!
So please put my name in your giveaway!
Susanne

Mommarock said...

congratulations on 400 followers.. WOW!!

Lee said...

I enjoy following your blog! Congrats! Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

annmarie said...

Congrats on 400 followers! That means you have a great blog!

D y a said...

wow, 400 followers, congratulations. It's a fantastic give away and I esp. love the mug bag. Thanks for a chance to win.
Oh yes, I am a follower, so I don't miss great ideas and tutorials LOL.

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on 400+ followers!
I'd love to enter your very generous giveaway please.
Thank you,
Margaret

Rian said...

I thought I already was a follower. Now I noticed that I always take a look at your site.
From now on, I will follow you......
Congratulations for so many followers.

Greetings from Holland

Sharon said...

Congratulations on 400 followers! This past Friday I did a post showing your pin cushion that I made for a friend's birthday. I love your "My Sewing Room" wall hanging!

Diane H said...

Congratulations! I enjoy following your blog very much. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Tanyusha said...

Lovely giveaway, count me in, please!

Dj said...

Congrats on 400! I would love to be included in your giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Marie said...

Val - your posts are refreshing and friendly - not all are, unfortunately. Some just say 'look at how great I am'. Thank you for your generousity.

krisgray said...

400! - WOW! Love your BOM. The pattern in your giveaway is one of my faves.

Monica said...

Congrats on achieving 400 followers! I'm not surprised though. You are a great designer and have a wonderful blog.

Wivi said...

What a lovely give away. I'm in!
Have followed your blog for a long time.
I'm making Granny Squares all days long just now, 109 on the table and 200 more to be done.

Patty C. said...

Congratulations on reaching 400 followers !!!!
Please include my in your giveaway - You are such a talented lady !!!

Pam said...

Congrats on 400. What a cute giveaway.

Chris said...

Val ...... your blog is always interesting, always different and not often enough! Congratulations on 400 followers :-)

Fiesta said...

thank you for the chance to win. I am already a follower.

Marsha said...

Val, I love reading your blog and seeing your beautiful projects. Giveaway or not, I wouldn't miss them. Thanks for a chance to win, I'd love to have the wall hanging in my sewing room and the fabric and little bag are wonderful, too! ! !

Stray Stitches said...

Congrats on having 400+ followers!!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway :)
The little bucket you made is just so cute!

Kim @ Lavender Fields Forever said...

Please may I enter your give away. I love your designs. Thought I'd become a follower ages ago, good thing I checked

sunny said...

I'm a follower, and would love to win one of your wonderful creations!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Congratulations, Val. :)
I really enjoy reading your blog, and seeing all of your lovely designs, reading about what you have been doing, and seeing the great pictures you post on here. Love those birds, by the way!
Your giveaway is very pretty, and most generous of you! Sandy. :)

arlette said...

Congrats on your 400 followers, way to go!!!!!!, I became your 408 follower, I'd love to be entered in the drawing, love the cutie patoties prizies you're giving away, thank you so much for the chance, wish you many many followers to come more!!!

Christine M said...

Congratulations on 400 followers Val! Your bucket is lovely. Thank you for this lovely giveaway. Hugs, Christine

Doris said...

I'd love to be in the giveaway! I love that little crocheted bag, very cute!!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh how 'neat' to have 400 followers and me is one of them!!! You have some neat photos of finishes and I love you bom -- so keep right on movin there!!
Hugs, Di and her kitty--
Miss Gracie

Roxanne said...

I enjoy the bits and pieces you share with us. Thank you for a chance in your giveaway. And Congratulations on your 400 followers. Quite an accomplishment.

Bobbie Bentneedle said...

I, too, subscribe to your blog through GoogleReader. And love your patterns! Congrats on the 400 followers!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Its great of you to have 400 Followers!
Crispian

Susie said...

Well done on the 400 followers!! I just love your work. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Happy Stitching, Susie

KCPD said...

Congratulations on reaching 400!
I'd love to be entered in the giveaway. Thank you.

Colleen said...

Hello Val, Thanks so much for your wonderful blog. Your colour selection is beautiful. I look forward to each post you make and I am inspired by your wonderful patterns!

yorkie mom said...

I'm a new follower! Looking forward to following your creativeness! I love, love, love the sewing room wall hanging! I'm setting up my new sewing room upstairs (I will no longer be a basement dweller) and it would look beautiful! Thanks for the chance!

Vickie said...

wow thats a lot of followers but your work is so gorgeous it's draws us like ants to sugar, am praying blogger lets me post this message,cheers Vickie

Rosa said...

Congratulations on 400 and more to come!!Thanks for the chance.

Jennifer Joshua said...

I am a follower. Love to win!!!

Sheila said...

Congrats on reaching 400 followers, you have such a great blog. I'm a follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway.
Thank you

Mimi said...

Love your creations!! I am a new follower and look forward to your future posts for inspiration. Thanks for sharing!!

Hilachas said...

I am now a follower of your blog and thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Catswhiskers said...

Congrats on your 400+ followers and I am one of them!
I love the little bag you made for your offspring!
Gina

Dawn said...

Congratulations on 400 followers Val... and those gorgeous gifts that you've made... how sweet... Love the crochet bag... adorable
Hugs Dawn x x x

quiltma said...

Great blog.... I need to get back to mine...
Thanks for the giveaway.

Vesuviusmama said...

I am a follower, so please enter my name. I really like that crocheted bag. I don't know how to crochet yet, but it is on my list of things to learn.

Kathy H said...

I am a follower. I would love to hang your wall hanging in my sewing room. SUch a nice one. COngratulations on over 400 followers. Thanks for the chance.

BJ said...

Happy 400! I'd love to be in the running for your giveaway!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow...400. Congratulations. Put my name in the hat for the giveaway.

Snoodles said...

I'm a new follower - so glad I found your blog. Love your patterns, and your mug bag is sweet! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful giveaway, thanks so much for the chance to win. I love to see what you have created. The crochet bag is sooo cute. Congratulations on reaching 400 followers.

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a new follower! I am so glad that I found your blog -- lots of stuff that I am interested in! Congrats on 400 followers!

Allie said...

Congrats on 400, Val!! What a lovely give-away, thank you for the chance - and yes I'm an avid follower. Your bucket is darling, and that sweet crocheted bag is too. Susanne did a beautiful job on your mug rugs!

Anonymous said...

Love all of your designs. Count me in for the pretties. Pattif1947@sbcglobal.netg

Janet said...

I've become a follower and I'd love to enter the giveaway. Such a cute little hanging you've made!

Cheryll said...

I just joined in as a follower (I think I already was one) because I come by and visit often.
Anyways I would LoVe to have a chance in your giveaway!
Thanks :)

Loralynn said...

I am, and have been for some time, a follower of your blog! I have been following you in my reader, but now I have signed up in your side bar too!!!

Sonia said...

Hi! I'm a new follower. I will share your giveaway on my blog as well. :)

You do a great job on your creations. :)

God bless and keep you,
Sonia
http://aquiltingsouthpawsthoughts.blogspot.com

Marcia W. said...

congratulations on reaching that major milestone of 400 - I am a follower - and will certainly return for the next installment of consider the lilies
Thanks for the giveaway. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 400 follower. I am one of them and happy to be. I reat your blog with great interest and get always very inspired. Thank you for that and for the giveaway.
Jytte R - jrlynghoej@fiberpost.dk

Anne said...

Hi, Val -- That quilted piece is adorable! Love that it combines applique with fun embellishments. Cute basket you made for your daughter's birthday. What a special gift. Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

Vicki ♥ said...

Congrats Val on 400 followers :) Its no wonder as your blog is lovely to visit and read. Great to hear you have more projects published too...your designs are really lovely :) Hugs Vicki x

Joy Belle said...

Hi Val, I too am an unofficial follower - each week I make a point of stopping by to see what you have to say about what's going on in your life. I love your current BOM, consider the lillies, and hope to be able to find/make the time to actually make it myself. Thank you for taking the time to blog each week as well as offer your readers some freebies.

Blessings, Joy

StitchinByTheLake said...

Please put my name under the list of "would love to win" folks! I particularly like your sewing room piece. :) blessings, marlene

Anonymous said...

hi Val, been teaching a group of ladies from my church to do the Gifts of grace quilt. They just love it and send their regards to you for designing it.
Congrads on your 400 followers. I just made it 423 for you. blessings Heather

Lindi said...

Love your blog! I am now a follower thanks to Melody (Houseonthesideofthehill). I love your giveaway. I also love that I now know about your blog. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello again Val, thanks so much for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!!! I haven't been able to do much sewing since we moved to be closer to our 2 dearest little grandchildren. I mind them 2 days a week and have other commitments for other days as well. I thank God that I can spend special times with my nearly two year old grandson and nearly three year old granddaughter. They are such a blessing to DH and my lives.

Congratulations of your 400 followers. I have been one for ages!!!

Maryanne
maps123patto@yahoo.com.au

Rebecca Britton said...

Hi Val. I love your designs and would like to enter your contest. Congrats on 400 followers...
Trinity AL

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Now you have (425) followers! Congratulations!!!

Thanks for the chance to win your darling sewing room wall hanger----I will keep my fingers " X "

Carolyn :)

Heather said...

Hi Val, I've just become a follower of your lovely blog. Your projects are gorgeous, congratulations on 400 followers.

dawnie said...

Hi Val have just discovered your blog tonight - so inspirational. Love your "Sewing room" wall hanging.

PeggyR said...

I'm sliding in and as I just became a follower. Please add my name to your giveaway!