Giveaway - Celebrating 100!


It's Giveaway time to celebrate my 100th post. 

I've so much enjoyed my blogging experience and have made so many lovely friends - most of whom I've never met, but feel I've known for years!

I have put together two little parcels as prizes.  The first prize will be a Spring Showers Cushion cover, a Mug Bag and a gorgeous antique Christmas panel (plus a couple of other bits and pieces):


And second prize will be a Vintage Christmas Pudding wall-hanging, Heart Scissor Keep Kit and an Enchanted Garden Pincushion:


To enter the competition, leave a comment telling me what five things you would like to receive (as in the 12 Days of Christmas song) instead of  5 Golden Rings. Or maybe you'd really like the five Golden Rings, so that's OK too!!!


Of course, I'd like other crafters around the world to get to know about my work, so it will be the usual deal 
* If you're a follower (or become a follower), leave another comment to tell me that, for a second entry.
* And if you mention the giveaway on your blog, leave me another comment to let me know that, for a third entry.  Feel free to use the 1st Prize Giveaway photo above in your post if you like. 

Entries close on Friday December 17th at midnight (Australian Eastern Standard Time) and the competition is open to anyone, no matter where in the world you live.
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The "To Do" list actually seemed to reduce this week!  Most weeks lately all I've done is add more jobs to do!  I managed to get seven Christmas presents made.  Can't show you them yet as some of the recipients actually read my blog!

Handmade Magazine featured a couple of my projects this month.  Here is the Vintage Christmas Pudding:


It features a recipe that has been handed down through at least four generations of our family.  It would not be Christmas for us if we didn't have this fabulous Christmas Pudding served after a traditional Roast Turkey!  The pattern is available for purchase on my website here if you don't have access to our lovely Australian magazine.

How are you going with purchasing/making/thinking about Christmas presents?

Christine is well and truly organised and has made these:





Aren't they just gorgeous?  The free pattern is available from this page on my website. They are quite quick to whip up, so you might be able to solve some of your Christmas giving with this design.

We had a great time being proud grandparents again at the Awards functions last week. This week we will be travelling to attend my niece's wedding.  We are really catching up on lots of family events at the moment; we're making up fast for being away for so long!  LOVE it!

Regards
Val

86 comments:

  1. I would like to get five golden bangles. That will make me very happy.
    Thanks.

    -Samya :-)

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  2. I am a follower. Your blog is beautiful. I invite you to visit mine, and you may follow my journey of inspirations.

    Love from America.

    -Samya :-)

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  3. Val - those are lovely gifts and the coat hangers too.....
    Five things.... I would be happy with fat quarters... I am trying to build a stash!!!
    Hugz

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  4. PS I am a follower...... more like a stalker........

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  5. Well congratulations on 100 posts!! What a lovely give-away Val, I'll have to do a blog post later. Five things - gosh, I only ever get one, lol! Let's see - for my family to come to Christ, that's most important - a new camera, some fabric, a new dvd for my computer [mine broke], and new speakers for my computer [also broken]. That was harder than I thought it would be, lol!

    Congrats on your darling little wallhanging being published, that is too sweet. Christine did a lovely job on those hanger covers! I'm glad you're getting to spend so much time with your family, hon, isn't that just the best gift???

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  6. What 5 gifts do I want? I think you can pretty much pick anything quilting related and I'd be happy.

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  7. I would love to get five spools of Aurifil thread, any colors. Then I would be set for awhile to piece beautiful quilts.

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  8. I,m a follower! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

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  9. I would love to get five fat quarter bundles! That would be heavenly. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  10. I have been a follower for several months!

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  11. I would have to go with 5 fat quarters of wool - to finish my Christmas decorations for next year (I really would rather have 5 yards but that sounds greedy!) LOL! Thanks for the chance in the giveaway.
    Maria

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  12. I am a follower for a while - LOVE your work!

    Maria

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  13. Congratulations on 100 posts! I'm a follower!

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  14. Instead of 5 gold rings, I would like to receive 5 days in a row of sewing time! Wouldn't that be great!!! But if Santa could manage 5 hours, that would be great too...

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  15. I'm a follower but do not enter me for the giveaway. Just want to congratulate you on your 100 post!

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  16. Congratulations on 100 posts Val!!! I think I'd like "5 jelly-rolls" lol ... or even "5 honeybuns" - do love the Moda precuts ;o)!!!
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  17. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway! I would love 5 hugs and kisses from my family :)

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  18. I am a follower, I love your blog!

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  19. Congratulations on 100 posts, I'm a followerfor a while.

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  20. This year I have only one wish;learn how to understand my father speach after hard stroke he had a few months ago.

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  21. Congrats Val! Oh gosh, 5 things that I would love for Christmas?? Well, I suppose what I really want for Christmas is.... to loose 5 inches of my waist line... there I said it!!

    Hugs, Sue from Cyprus x x x

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  22. I am also a follower and have been for a long time!

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  23. I would like to get five extra days to the new year ;)

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  24. Im a stalker/Follower :) I'd like five days of sewing with no phones calls.

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  25. I would live five uninterrupted hours for stitching every day - no phone calls, no knocks on the door, no "where is my...? queries - just me, my stash and blessed quiet time! Now if you can do that for me I think it would be a Christmas miracle!

    Congratulations on 100 posts - a great milestone!
    Hugs,
    Kerry

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  26. Congrats on the 100th!! I am a follower, a very happy and inspired one!! I would love 5 weeks "Down Under". I know that would not be enough time to see the whole country, but it would be a wonderful trip never the less! Have a wonderful holiday!! Hugs!!

    Pam

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  27. I love your gorgeous designs! Please enter me in the drawing.

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  28. I am now an "official" follower. I already was a follower on google reader. This is a wonderful giveaway!

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  29. I am a follower and love to read your posts! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Congrats to your 100 posts! So great! 5 gifts? I would love to have five fatquarters from French General!

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  31. Let me see 5 golden gifts would be a job for me and my sis, peace on earth, a clean house, see my grandchildren and other son for Christmas (they live very far away), another sewing retreat :) a week long this time :).

    Congratulations on 100 posts.

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  32. I'm a practical girl so I don't want the 5 golden rings (just one from my hubby was enough!) instead I want five metal shelving units to store my quilting supplies on!! I prefer those shelves to be in my new sewing room but I'll even take them in the basement.

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  33. I am already a follower on Google Reader but I don't have a blog.

    Congratulations on 100!

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  34. I am a follower and love reading your blog!

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  35. My wish would be for five yards of fabric, all in various fat quarters or half yard bundles! Or five of your patterns!

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  36. Val, Congratulations on your 100th post!!! Quite a mile stone! As for the 5 things I would want, I think it would have to be 5 big hugs from each of my grandchildren. I don't see them too often even though they live fairly close, everyone seems so busy with their own lives and we just don't get together often enough. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and a chance to have some of these lovely treasures. Hugs...

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  37. Hi again...I have been a follower for a while now. Thanks again! Hugs...

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  38. One hundred posts! Congratulations. What five things would I like for Christmas? mmm Perhaps five fairies/elves to do all the cleaning so I can spend more time sewing! Thanks for the great giveaway. Hugs, Christine xx

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  39. Five yards of batting! Need to finish some quilts :D

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  40. Thanks for a wonderful site love see what is happening. I would love five new pattern and then time to work on them Thanks Karen

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  41. Congratulations on 100 posts! Instead of 5 golden rings I would like to have 5 more days before christmas, I would use them for sewing and quilting som more gifts for family and friends.a

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  42. I am already a follower too, don't want to miss any of your posts.

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  43. Have mentioned your giveaway at my blog too

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  44. For Christmas I would like: bathrooms that never needed cleaning, more time in the day, a body with no aches and pains, a new laptop, and no global warming. In reality I would be happy with lots of free time to quilt.

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  45. Please count me in..you know I love your patterns!

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  46. And congratulations on 100 posts - and I am a follower.

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  47. If we get to wish for anything it would be 5 gold bars. LOL! But for real it would be 5 days of vacation with family in the Bahamas. That would be great. Sun, water, ocean, friends, family, food. Thank you for the give aways.

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  48. I am a follower and really enjoy reading your blog.

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  49. I would like five chapter books that I want. Did you realise I made my 'rhyme' rhyme! As in five golden rings!
    Crispian

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  50. I would like 5 sets of different needles. 5 fat quarters would always be nice too.

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  51. Val, congraulations on your 100th post!!! I have enjoyed your BOM and also the patterns in the mags. I just completed your wallhanging that was in Creating Country Threads a few months ago, the Dream one. I did it in blue and white and am very proud of it. Thankyou for sharing your lovely designs. I think I would like 5 more rooms to keep all my sewing stuff in hehehehehe.

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  52. I would like to get five fat quarters. I'm new to quilting and trying to build a stash. That would make me so happy! :)

    Thank you for this sweet giveaway!!!

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  53. I'm a follower and your blog is listed in my sidebar.

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  54. Val, just wanted to let you know I blogged about your give-away!

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  55. I just posted on my blog about your giveaway! I hope more people will visit you and be introduced to your beautiful designs!

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  56. Congrats on 100 posts!
    I would love 5 yards of new fabric!
    thanks and happy holidays.

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  57. Hi Val,
    what a fun giveaway. I think I would like 5 dishwashers washing dishes, or maybe 5 floor sweepers with brooms or maybe 5 dogwashers who could make my sweet puppy smell a little sweeter

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  58. I'm a new follower #180. Love the stitchery patterns. 'The Garden Gate Pincushion' is printed. It will be on my "to make list" in 2011. Thanks for sharing

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  59. I would really like 5 stitchery patterns from 5 different Australian designers. I love the talented designers in Australia. Their patterns are hard to find in the United States. Hoping Santa has room on his sleigh for a few. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Hugs from Michigan.

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  60. I'm think that the five things I'd want would want would be 5 yards of Moda Bella Christmas Red fabric - I'm running short! blessings, marlene

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  61. oooh, lovely prizes! OK, my five gold rings - 1. one of your prizes! 2. a free motion foot for my sewing machine. 3. Scandinavian Stitches book. 4. A fat quarter bundle (in my dreams!!) and 5. a baby. Don't think Santa will bring the last one!!!

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  62. Congratulations on your milestone. on the fifth day, I would like:
    5 gift certificates to quilt shops
    4 seam rippers
    3 tickets to separate quilt shows
    2 quilt retreats and
    1 big throated embroidery sewing machine

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  63. Congratulations on your 100th! It goes so quickly, doesn't it? I am a follower.

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  64. I'd like 5 jelly rolls - I don't wear rings.

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  65. Congratulations on your 100th post - what an achievement and what lovely gifts you have on offer.

    Five gifts I would want:
    1. Improved health in the new year
    2. Stability and Love for my children
    3. My family to be together for Christmas
    4. A subscription to Inspirations Magazine
    5. Fabrics to add to my very new stash. I had a great stash but entered the workforce and gave it all away. Due to illness I am out of the workforce and trying to start my stash from scratch.

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  66. 5 yards of fabric, 5 fat quarters, 5 spools of thread, or fivvvve ... most ...anything...for...quillll-tinggggg... Thanks for the lovely giveaway. Yesterday God blessed us with a baby grandniece. So, we are happy! mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  67. I now follow your blog. Congratulations on your 100th post and being published. My first comment joked. My serious wish is for improved health for me, my mother, and siblings. And, lastly, God's salvation for all family members. That's worth more than five gold rings. Merry Christmas.

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  68. Hi Mum
    I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front, but love all your new projects that I haven't seen before!
    Congratulations on 100 posts! I still have such a long way to go, and I've been blogging longer than you! I have so much to catch up on!
    I think I would love five more hours in the day, five more hours at night (for sleeping!), five more days in the week, five more hands, and to be able to be in five places at once!

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  69. For my health to improve. For my children to be happy in all that they do. For a grandchild (none of my children are married or want children). For a gift card to my favorite LQS. For a gift card to my LA quilter (I've got lots of tops that need to be quilted!).

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  70. Your blog is lovely and I'd happily take five golden rings.

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  71. Happy to be a follower! Wishing you many more happy blog times.

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  72. HI Val....love all your gifts....they are so pretty. Always love reading your blog too :)

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  73. Five bars of Chocolate cities....

    I am also a follower...

    (P.S. My friend just LOVE her quilt).... Gift of Grace.

    Sandyn

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  74. Hi, Val, congratulations on 100 posts! and oh, my, what a way to wake up - eek! LOL So glad it was only a froggie.
    I would love to lose 5 pounds - not easy when I love chocolate so much LOL
    I'm really looking forward to your next patterns and BOM - thanks so very much for sharing with us.
    Gerda in cold, snowy, blustery Alberta, Canada

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  75. Guess it would help to give you a way to contact me should I be fortunate enough to win a prize, eh?? LOL
    gerda@jwvantuil.com
    Gerda in Alberta, Canada

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  76. I hope it's not too late... I'm a new follower.

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