Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cheers to a New Year

It's still a bit strange, to think that tonight is really the end of 2013. This year has contained many blessings, most notably my time studying abroad in France, but it was also my chance to explore sewing and quilting which have I grown to love even more.

I won't give away too much yet, but I'm very excited for several sewing things in the new year. Just a couple of them will be participating in the 2014 A Lovely Year of Finishes and the Fierce Quilter's Bee, created by several friends. I'll pull a few more fabrics, maybe some purples, but the pile below (with the clamshells for inspiration) will be my starting point for my first block in the bee. With any luck, I'll get to spend a wonderful first day of the new year relaxing and sewing.  

Cheers to you all, and may your new year be filled with joy and happiness.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

SMS Winner!

Wow, I checked the comments from the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway post to pick a winner and I was astounded - 102 comments!? And my blog has surpassed 1,500 page views! This definitely put a smile on my face.

And now for the winner! I used Random Number Generator and it chose:

Which means Amanda is the winner!

She wrote: "I love cutout sugar cookies decorated with frosting and lots of sprinkles! :)"

I'll be sending you an email shortly, and putting together your prize package when I'm finally home on the 19th. And thank you, everyone for a sincerely wonderful giveaway.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Giveaway Day by Sew Mama Sew! - CLOSED

Giveaway winner is #57 - Amanda!

This time I'm back with something great to share - a giveaway for the biannual Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day! You can find out about me and what I sew by looking around my blog, but I know for now you're here for the giveaway so I'll skip right to the prize.

Today I am offering two Christmas-themed ribbon strands, each measuring one and a half meters (almost 5 feet). I picked them out from a store here in Aix-en-Provence, France, and I hope you love them too. I will also include a couple of recipe cards for baked goods my family loves to make, and hopefully some cute fabric scraps too! Please post a comment, how about your favorite holiday cookie type, for a chance to win.

I am willing to ship internationally, so go ahead and post away! Please though, make sure you're a "replying" blogger or I can contact you if you win. You can click the link: Sew Mama Sew to visit their with more wonderful giveaways. Good luck!

Per SMS, the giveaway will last until December 13th at 5pm PST. I'll post and email the winner on the 15th, and since I arrive back in the United States shortly after, I'll send it out on the 20th of December. Thank you for entering!