Thursday, December 29, 2011

For you, my followers.

The derailed plan from yesterday was this post. For my birthday, I wanted to give you a big, heartfelt, thank you for being my followers.

I want to host a giveaway.  I currently have 245 followers and it amazes me that you read my posts and have hung around this long.  I don't know what you see in me but I am grateful for your friendships.

So, as a thank you, I'm hosting a surprise giveaway!  I have randomly drawn 3 winners for the 3 prizes below. I will randomly draw 2 winners for the prizes below.

Criteria:
1) You were a follower as of the date/time of this posting.
2)  I will use random.org to draw two winners (first commentor will be #1, second commentor will be #2 and so on.)
3)  You comment on this post between now and Jan.. 1, 2012 12:00am Eastern Time letting me know you are entering (please be sure I can contact you if I draw you as a winner.)
4) Only one comment per person, please.

If your name has been drawn, I will give you through Jan. 1 (ET) for you to respond to my email asking for your address so I can send you your prize. If, at that time, I haven't heard from you, I'll contact an alternate winner I've drawn.

Now, the prizes!

PRIZE 1
 A book, signed by the author, with small comfort stories of quilts/quilting. I bought book was bought at a quilt show and I picked up two of them so I could share one with you. A note, it has a prayer/meditation them, Christian-based at times, even but all are good little annectdotes and stories.   Also included in the prize, a jelly roll of batiks. Purchased at Hancock's of Paducah, I'd like to share this rll with you. It has blues, greys, creams, and whites.


Second Prize
 Straight pins I won recently but cannot use. Also won but not used, the patterns. It was used slightly by its original (not me) owner but everything is there. Also, a notebook to track your quilt creations. Date/time created, for who, the inspiration of it, etc. It's super cute!
And last but not least for the second prize, these 11beautiful fat quarters. I do not recall the fabric line but I can teel you they are of very good quality.

I want to say again, how much I appreciate you all. Knowing I am writing to someone and not simply to myself is comforting in its own way but also, meeting all of you and getting to know you is a real treasure to me.

I hope you like my gifts and good luck to each and every one of you. Please don't forget to leave a comment to enter!

Cheers,
Becky

ps- if you've read this far, on a first come first serve basis, I am offering this skein of yarn to anyone who knits or crochets. Since  this was sent to me in erro for an order, and I was told by the store to keep it, I thought I'd actually pass it to you b/c I don't knit or crochet myself. Whoever is the first commentor today to say they want this will receive it.

37 comments:

Rachel said...

I love being a follower...You always make me smile. While I LOVE the yarn, I will leave for the next gal as I really can't say I AM a crochter (my daughter started teaching me on Christmas night...LOL...so I do not qualify, yet!)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Happy birthday Becky! What a great way to celebrate with your readers! Your prizes are lovely and I would be thrilled to have won any one of them! The yarn is lovely as well, and while I am both a knitter and crocheter, I have so many projects on my list that I think it would be better to give it to someone who could use it right away.

MGM

krisgray said...

Happy Birthday! At Paducah I bought one of Mary Tatum's books for my grandma - she loved it and still talks about it.

Sue Daurio said...

Hey it's your birthday we're suppose to be giving you stuff :) Thanks for the chance to win. Those fabrics are awesome!!

Charlene S said...

Happy B-day! I can't sing off key for you but any hoo! I am a follower and agree with Sue about reversing the process. Thanks.

rubyslipperz said...

I not only am a loyal follower...I have your link on my sidebar!! Yep-sireee!

How nice of you to give such wonderful gifts away!!

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com

OH!! and PS:!! Hap-Hap-HAPPY Birfaday!

Jorie said...

Happy Birthday!! How sweet of you to offer a giveaway for YOUR birthday. Shouldn't we be sending stuff to you?

Michell said...

Have a happy birthday. Yep am one of your followers too. Thankyou for such lovely prizes

QuiltNut Creations said...

Happy Birthday Becky! Such great prizes; I love the quilt on the book cover. Thanx for the chance!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

What a nice birthday surprise! I'm a happy follower too. I hope you had a joy filled birthday. Thanks for the chance!

gill said...

Happy birthday!! but I'm sure we should be giving you things!
I hope you have a great day!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday!

Happy New Year as well!

Lee said...

Happy birthday and wishing you many more and happy new year. I am a follower and a knitter! thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Martina said...

Happy birthday! Thanks so much for sharing, it is fun to follow! And thanks so much for the give away!

Shevvy said...

Happy Birthday. I knit and crochet, but the wool isn't really my colour so it would end up in stash for years before I found something to do with it. Someone else is bound to have a better use for it.

Me and My Stitches said...

Happy Birthday!!! And thanks for the chances to win - what a great giveaway!

Barb said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful Giveaway....we should be giving you presents.

Natasha said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! Count me in! I enjoy your posts and the sense of humor you bring to it.

Kate said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for the giveaway, too. I think you have the birthday thing backwards - you're supposed to GET gifts, not give them! ;)

The Thompsons said...

Happy Birthday! You never said how old you are turning ;) Hope you have a wonderful year!

Lisa said...

Happy birthday, hope it's a great new year for you! I love that jelly roll, AND those fat quarters. I actually have some pieces/scraps left from some of those same FQ fabrics! Gave up knitting and crocheting when I had tiny "helpful" hands around the house, but I could definitely use the fabrics. Happy New Year!

momipooted said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year. I love to crochet! And that would be something lovely for my niece! She has this WONDERFUL bright red hair. I'm thinking maybe a flower pin or something. :)

Tracy said...

Sorry! Mom I Pooted is me. I tend to forget which one I'm logged into.

Hilachas said...

Happy Birthday! What a lovely giveaway you've chosen. I've been a follower for quite some time and I thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Nana B said...

I am a follower :^)

I have decided to give up knitting so that I might get more sewing done -hasn't really worked!

Heartsdesire said...

What a treat that you are giving us something on YOUR birthday. Thanks so much. I've been a follower for quite some time and love your blog. Never doubt that people don't enjoy reading your blog, because I know they do. The wool looks lovely, and if it hasn't been spoken for, I would love to have it.

thea said...

Happy Birthday!

thea said...

Happy Birthday!

Nays Place said...

I always read your blog you're in my favourties I just dont know how to follow sorry - honestly a wonderful giveaway thanks but with a brother cooking you your own birthday diner I think you've already won the prize. Hope the day was as enjoyeable as it looks..

Baker_ia said...

I enjoy your posts. Thanks for a fun blog to visit.

AMW said...

Oh what nice give aways! Happy Birthday to you!!

PJ said...

A Belated Happy Birthday Becky. Sorry I missed your blog yesterday because I feelin' poorly. Thanks for your Birthday giveaway.

Kay Lynne said...

Thank you for the give away--enjoy reading your blog! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Carla G said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope your day was wonderful! And thank you for the wonderful giveaway! I am a crocheter however it bothers my wrist when I do it so that's why I took up sewing & quilting... Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Tara-ComfyandPrettyBlog said...

Happy birthday to you!

Terri in BC said...

Happy belated birthday! You are so generous to do a giveaway on your birthday. Love the colours of the jelly roll!

dooddles said...

Happy belated birthday! What a neat surprise for your followers. I am happy to be one! :o)