Tuesday, October 23, 2012

GIVEAWAY: October Overhauling Penalty

GIVEAWAY!!     NOTE:  THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!

As the title says, this giveaway is an October Overhauling Penalty.

See, for the month of October I wasn't supposed to buy any new crafty stuff.  NONE.  I was doing really well at this until a fateful trip to Tuesday Morning (that's a closeout store, like a Big Lots). 

I did not go into Tuesday Morning planning to buy anything at all, really.  I was just killing time while my wifey went into the bike shop next door. 

And then it happened.  I wandered down the crafty aisle and spied packs of fat quarters.  Now normally packs at big box stores (like Joanne's) do nothing for me and I can just pass on by.  But this pack was GOOD.  It was Riley Blake Farm Fresh.  Yup.  Super cute farm animals in dusty blue and brown colors.  Seven fat quarters for $9.99.

So I bought it.

And since I did, I decided I need to give away an equal amount of stuff from my stash to make room for the new addition (and as a penalty for breaking the simple "rule" of "no buying").

So. . .here's what's up for grabs.


Six fat quarters and a charm pack.

I wanted to offer seven fat quarters but I needed to weed down my warm colors and I just couldn't find one more that went well with the red/pink theme I kind of stumbled into.

For the record, I like all of these shown.  So I'm not just getting rid of something I dislike and calling it a penalty.


See!  Those are all quilt shop quality fat quarters.  Designer stuff.  Since I buy mystery fat quarter bundles, I can't list designer/collection names but I'm sure you might recognize some of them (I know the red riding hood piece is very popular--it stung to give that one away but I do have a bit of yardage of that pattern in a different color so it was only a small pang).

I tried to set them up in pairs.  So two light pinks (red riding hood and whales).  Two "country" looking ones (which have a pinky hue to them).  Two red (they don't match exactly, one is brighter red).

Since I couldn't find seven fat quarters, I decided I could part with one of my charm packs.


It's "Cotton Couture" from Michael Miller.  All solid colors.  It's a THICK stack (not sure exact count).  It's new and un-opened.  I won two of these in a giveaway so passing one along feels good.  (yeah, I could eventually use them both but it would take forever).

SO. . .

Want a chance to win ALL that?

NOTE:  GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!

First. . .the rules.

1.  One entry per person. 
2.  Giveaway runs until October 31.  Winner will be contacted via email and winner announced in separate post at this blog.
3.  U.S. entries only.  (sorry, international folks--I'll be having other giveaways, but this one is too heavy/fat)


How to enter:

NOTE:  GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!

1.  Leave a comment saying something POSITIVE or KIND ABOUT YOURSELF.  This is required.  It doesn't have to be anyting dramatic, but you must do it for your entry to count.

(and if you're a no-reply person or anonymous, make sure you leave an email address)

Simple, huh.  Just say something nice about yourself and you might win a great prize.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!

NOTE:  GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!

73 comments:

  1. Ha ha aha.. this is soo funny.. don't worry there are no penalties for shopping.. sometimes you just CAN'T help it!
    So here's my positive comment since I can't resist a good giveaway! (This is hard by the way)
    I'm a really happy person!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  2. Hahahaha doesnt it happen to all of us?:) i'm not participating because i'm unfortunately international though:p

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  3. These are all beautiful prints of fabric, I would love these. My positive comment would be that I just finished my beginners quilting class & I finished my project with great confidence. I believe that I am a great beginner quilter. Thanks for the chance.

    a.ladyfarmer at yahoo dot com

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  4. I'm a good listener. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. I'm proud of myself for having finished my second quilt and trying hand binding for the first time! And for not beating myself up over imperfections in my quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I think I'm a pretty good mom. a bit stressed sometimes, but, overall, pretty good. Thanks!!

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  7. Something positive about me -- I am someone that others can depend on. If I say I'll do something, I will. Also, something you might find to be a positive (judging from your profile pic), is that I'm a Steeler fan. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

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  8. Wow - Great idea for the required giveaway comment. I would say that I am very compassionate - I not only feel others' pain , but see it as a duty to understand what they are going through. Thanks for the chance to win - I admire your attempt at self-discipline.

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  9. I'm fabulous in all ways, and I deserve to win. Good enough?

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  10. Something positive about myself. I am a kind person who tries to learn something new everyday.

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  11. How fun that you are paying a penalty for breaking your own rule, makes me smile. Now I need to find a Tuesday Morning to see if they have any craft stuff I NEED. Something positive, I am loyal and giving. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  12. Sigh. I was thinking "I should go check Tuesday Morning in my neighborhood!" Then I saw you were from Pittsburgh. And mentioned a bike shop next door. 99% sure you were in my neighborhood and already scored whatever goodies were there :)

    Something positive about me: I'm smart!

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    1. The Tuesday Morning in East Liberty (in the Trader Joe's lot)?

      They had quite a few fabric bundles AND cutting mats and rotary cutters and rulers, too. (you know I would have bought more if it wasn't for the buying ban!). (but there were only two different bundle styles)

      They also had a lot of scrapbooking stuff (which I'm glad I don't do or I would have gone broke).

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  13. I'm thinking I need to start checking out Tuesday Morning for sewing stuff..I thought most of their offerings were more craft related. Thanks for the giveaway! I am a very positive person and can almost always find something to be happy about.:)

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  14. I'm so glad I found your blog! Something kind about myself... I make a MEAN macaroni and cheese. Like, slap your mama good. :)

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  15. Oh my, something good about myself. I am kind and giving. You have a very nice blog!

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  16. This is a wonderful giveaway! Something good about me...I'm a pretty good quilter! Thanks!

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  17. Something good about me. Hard to think of right now, with the personal stuff going on for me, but I'll go with the fact that I'm a good momma to my kitty. LOL. I haven't been home much lately and boy has she missed me, the poor thing.

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  18. Something good about myself...I'm happy with my life, which hasn't always been true. I'm in Mexico, but if I win I would like to have it sent to my daughter in WA who got me back into quilting after a 25+ year absence.

    thelady at hotmail.com

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  19. i am retired and sewing and i am happy

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  20. I love that I can sew (and sew well)! People who can't think your like a magician or something! Thanks for the chance to win such a great collection of fabrics!

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  21. WOW, this giveaway is awesome! I love these colors in secial way pink with green ^_^
    what can I say about me? well I am a fulltime mom with two kids and... I am proud of it! I am blessed for every minute I share with them ^_^

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  22. What a great giveaway. Thanks for sharing. As for myself, although I can not take credit for the quote, I would say that I am an ordinary person but I have some extraordinary moments.

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  23. Wow what a wonderful give a way. Thanks for a chance.
    Im working on loosing weight and eating right. It has been very slow. But I have to say I am happy that I am persevering. Im seeing results.

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  24. You should feel guilt free now that you made room for your new purchase :) I am very good at clearing my conscience, but I don't know if I could have parted with something so easily :)

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  25. My 3yo made a relatively last minute costume change request and, instead of trying to talk her back to the costume we already owned, I embraced the change, took her to the fabric store, and made a kick-ass costume for her!

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  26. Looooved readin' about your "ban"! (sounds like me! lol) Also love the treasures you are parting with! Would be delighted to win them all! :)

    Somethin' good about me....always see the Positive in Everything...NO matter What is goin' on. Have to have the Rain, to enjoy the Sun...and Rainbows!! Love just livin'!

    Thanks for chance to win your drawing! :)

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  27. thanks for the giveaway! i'm a pretty fantastic gardener...

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  28. I was at my local Tuesday Morning (in Orange County, CA) this morning and I saw the same farm fresh fat quarter bundles. One positive thing about me is that I'm nearly always in a good mood! I like to stay positive!

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  29. Thanks for the reminder to think positively about ourselves. I'm a loving person. Thanks for sharing your goodies with us!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  30. I heard about scoring fabrics at Tuesday Morning but so far I haven't been so lucky. I'm a retired librarian & still enjoy helping people find what they need. Maybe it shows in my face, but I get stopped on the street & in stores by folks asking for help. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. good thing there aren't penalties for buying fabric all the time! i usually have a smile on my face. :)

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  32. Well, one quilter's penalty is another woman's winning, ehh? I watch my grandchildren once a week and try to do something nice for my daughter since she works so hard. This week I noticed she was out of a few essential groceries, so my grandson and I went to the store - I think that qualifies. Thanks for the chance to win - Love that fabric!!

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  33. This is a great giveaway! I hear about people finding fun stuff in Tuesday Morning, but I haven't been in there in awhile to see if mine has any goodies! Ok, something nice about myself....I smile all the time. I'm not just talking about once in awhile, or when something makes me happy, but pretty much all the time. I smile at everybody I see, strangers in the store, etc. I have been told more than once that my smile has brightened someone's day. And I don't care if that person isn't smiling back, they're still going to get a smile from me :D

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  34. Wow, what a great giveaway. I have been wanting to try the couture solids. This may be my chance if I'm lucky. :) Thank you! Something nice about myself...I like the color of my eyes. Blue is my favorite color so I'm glad they are blue.

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  35. I'm very giving. Everything I sew is for the children's hospital!

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  36. I love to sew for charity, so I guess you'd call me a charitable person. I make tote bags, walker/wheelchair bags, eyeglass cases, pillows, and other items for seniors in a nursing home and for children in a domestic violence shelter. I'm the co-owner of the Yahoo group, World of Charity Stitching, so I also cross stitch squares to be made into lap quilts by some of our talented quilters. These are donated to the nursing home, the shelter and the Ronald McDonald House.
    Thanks for a nice giveaway.
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  37. Awesome giveaway um something nice I like to pay it forward give to friends/people who need a little help,I make quilts year round for a local childrens home I have met a few of the kids years later and it made me feel really good that it meant so much to them to have something of their own someone who did not even know them did that for them very touching for myself.Thank-you for sure a great give away chance.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  38. I just picked up my wedding dress yesterday. I look damn good in it! So excited, Squeek!

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  39. I'm hilarious! And quick, too! No, really, I am! Others tell me that all the time. You can't tell here, because I'm just typing it, but seriously, if you know me, you're laughing.

    Great giveaway!

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  40. I am good at finding solutions to problems or improving issues. Great giveaway - thanks.

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  41. I'm a pretty good cook if I say so myself! :)

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  42. What a great question to have us answer. I think I'm a great grandma. I have one grandson who is almost two years old. He is the best and I'm loving being a grandma.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win some beautiful fabric. How sweet and generous for you to share with us. I found you via The One Stop Giveaway blog.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Very cute fabric. I'm a wonderful baker.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  44. First let me say something nice about you--you clearly have a generous heart and a gift for honesty. How refreshing and lovely.

    Now for me. I am a loyal friend, here for the long haul.

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  45. I'm proud of myself for getting over my fear of trying new things and not being successful. It is all about the learning process now.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  46. I like myself because I try hard to be a good mom and keep my other hobbies in check with that first goal :)

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  47. Boy, you drive a hard bargain! Positive about me = I do my best to help my adult kids feel pride in their accomplishments and keep nudging them toward independence.

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  48. I'm a new grandmother! (for the 13th time) but I love them all.

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  49. I really try to be kind to everyone- hard sometimes but I really try. Thanks for sharing some wonderful fabric and congratulations on your find.

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  50. "I cain't sing, and I cain't dance, but I can do most everything." I used to sing and dance this jingle to my late father when he was so ill -- and it would invaribly make him smile. I'm not afraid of making a fool of myself for a good reason.
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  51. Okay--this is a toughie! I encourage others and try to show them their strengths.

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  52. Big squid brought me here and now I am enthralled. Fun blog!

    A positive thing about me... sometimes I may get down, but I always get back up again and keep fighting past the difficult parts of life.

    lriverotter at gmail

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  53. Great idea for a giveaway-I love it!
    I can keep a secret like no other!
    Thanks!

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  54. I love to sew gifts and give them away.

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  55. I'm finally used to and can appreciate my curly hair.

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  56. thanks for the giveaway! I enjoy meeting people and I consider myself a great mom and wife! My email address is jenjeb@juno.com

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  57. I'm going to go to Tuesday Morning on my lunch, that may calm my "I NEED TO BUY FABRIC" desires. Something positive about myself... I am a "terrific, great, wonderful, patient, loving, affectionate mom to my two mini dachshunds"... I'm also a pretty good mom to my daughters!
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. When I sew, I sew mostly for others. In fact, I have never made myself a quilt. The only reason I have one is because I inherited it when my mother died so I guess that shows that I love to share.

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  59. I'm a smiley person - I smile all the time...and hopefully my smile will be contageous and make everyone else smile.

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  60. Wow! What a neat entry option! :)
    I love to sew for others and it's the foundation and drive behind my blog, Hopeful Threads to do just that.

    Thanks for the chance at a lovely giveaway! Best to you!

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  61. Something positive about me - I'm a very patient person :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  62. Oh, thank you so much! Not only for the sharing your goodies with the lucky winner, but for encouraging us to look for the "GOOD" things in ourselves-- because people so often tend to focus on their shortcomings instead of looking for the opposite! One good thing about me.... I try to be kind, polite and encouraging to everyone! :-)

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  63. I am a good mother. I love my new mommy figure.

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  64. BTW thanks to you I snagged some sweet Riley Blake Farm Fresh at Tuesday Morning! THANKS!

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  65. I am trying to boost the economy so every week when I go into town I stop by JoAnn's and buy just alittle something.



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  66. I love that scottie dog fabric! Great giveaway! One
    good thing about myself: I had a wonderful Mom, and she
    taught me how to see goodness in everyone. Thanks for
    the chance to win!

    wigglypup2@yahoo.com

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  67. I am a newly retired Pediatric Nurse. I love to create - quilt with fabric. Luckily I have a fabric addiction and a sewing machine. Also have a 3 year old granddaughter to sew for. I am amazed at your strength of character... encouraging us so see our good strengths and having a giveaway!

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  68. I have a lot of talents and I'm willing to share the things I create with others.
    Thanks
    Maria
    Tawetal at aol dot com

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