Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Follower Giveaway!

The sun is shining, the weather is warmer and spring is on it's way.
Well...so the weather hasn't been that much warmer but to me 30 degrees is a lot better than 4 below zero.

It's been a while since I've done a giveaway and since I've been feeling really good lately, I think it would be fun to make someone else feel good too. Besides the other day I noticed that my follower count through Google Friend Connect finally reached 400. Whoo hoo! Now I know that I actually have more followers than that through all the other various means but I can use it as a reason to celebrate if I want to. 

This pretty half yard bundle of fabrics is looking for a new home and that new home just might be yours.
They are from the Petal Pushers collection by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics.
Don't they just evoke thoughts of nice spring breezes and warm sunshine? Truth be told...I've been really tempted to keep these beauties for myself. They are very me but I've got more than enough pretty fabric to keep me happy for quite a while so I'm willing to sacrifice my wants and let you have them instead. 

To enter the giveaway:

1) Leave me a comment telling me the ONE treat you keep stocked in your sewing space to nibble at while you stitch. For some reason, I've been pondering this lately and although I've kept nothing in my studio, I'm thinking about what I might want to stock in there.

2) My followers get a 2nd entry. Tell me how you follow and if you aren't also a follower through Google Friend Connect (over there on my sidebar) go ahead and join that way too. Who knows...I just might have a need to celebrate the next milestone number that reaches.

Entries will close at Midnight on Friday, March 29th and the winner will be notified over the weekend. I do love to read all of your comments and will try to reply to everyone. If you don't get a reply from me, you should make sure you aren't a No Reply Blogger. You want to have your chance to win, don't you? To fix this problem for regular Google users, go to this tutorial and for you Google+ folks, use this tutorial.

Good luck and have a very happy Wednesday!


128 of you added your own colorful comments:

Vicki H said...

Those prints sure make me smile.

Vicki H said...

Congrats on all your followers. I have been a happy follower with GFC.

beaquilter said...

I have licorice on hand! but often don't eat it.... I have animal crackers and a bag of raisins for my HELPER up here too.

beaquilter said...

I'm a stalker/follower ;)

Dorian said...

Oh, pretty fabrics, thanks for the lovely giveaway. I don't keep snacks in my sewing room...I have so little time to sew, that I don't take the time to snack. lol

Dorian said...

I follow you thru google.

Anonymous said...

I follow you on bloglovin.

mindingmomma at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I have a split closet for scrapbooking and quilting that I share with my children and their art supplies also. On the top shelf, is my secret stash of Dove bites. Dark chocolate please.

mindingmomma at aol dot com

Courtneysews said...

I love a little glass of wine with sewing. Not so much that you need to keep ripping out your stitches lol. Just enough to make you smile and keep going if you do make a boo-boo. Thanks!

Courtneysews said...

I follow with Bloglovin! Thanks!

Cherry said...

I follow you via GFC. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Cherry said...

Snacks in the sewing room must be limited to non-greasy, non-crumby, non-melty variety, so I keep pretzels in my studio for when the munchies hit.

Lisa Marie said...

I don't keep anything to eat in my sewing room. Sewing is one of the best ways for me to avoid snacking! I usually take a bottle of water in there with me, but that's it.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow via GFC. Love the giveaway fabrics, perfect colors for me! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Werthers hard candy.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I happily follow via BL. Congrats on 400 BL followers.

Lori S said...

I am a follower through bloglovin and feedly as well as google.

Lori S said...

I need dark chocolate in my sewing room. Right now it is the Lindt version with sea salt - mmmm!

Joyce Carter said...

Thank you for such a lovely giveaway. I don't keep anything to snack on in my sewing room. I don't need the extra calories and sewing is a great way to avoid snacking during the day.

Joyce Carter said...

I am a GFC follower. Congrats on the 400!

Unknown said...

I don't keep snacks in my sewing room. Guess I don't because it is also our computer room.

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

Needled Mom said...

Those colors always remind me of tropical waters. So soothing!

I keep a jar of M&M peanuts in my sewing room.

Needled Mom said...

I'm a follower via GFC

Unknown said...

Follower via Bloglovin. Thought I followed you via GFC first but can't verify it as it won't let me log in for some reason.

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

Susie said...

Hi Michelle I follow by GFC. I don't keep anything in my sewing room to nibble as it is also my desk for work during the day and it is right next to our kitchen so if I do need anything to nibble I can just find it easily. Also if I leave anything out Treacle is usually very interested!!!!! Thank you for the lovely Giveaway. Susie x

Kathy said...

I don't really snack while sewing but diet coke is a must...I'm a coke addict!!!

Kathy said...

I follow thru bloglovin but also am a GFC follower :)

Debra said...

While I don't always keep treats in my studio.. I have been know to fill a small candy dish with individually wrapped dark chocolate. Quilting and chocolate - a perfect match!! I follow through GFC and am a recent follower! Love the fabrics. - Debra (debraharryquilts.blogspot.com)

Margaret said...

I usually have animal crackers by my machine.

Margaret said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win. Congrats on the milestone.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I try not to keep goodies in my studio…but I have a dish in my family room with Sees Little Pops candies just in case!!!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm a GFC follower…thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Michele T said...

I don't usually have anything to munch on but always have a bottle of water... although I have secretly munched on chocolate but don't tell my kids (well... as least I'm not doing it in the closet!!!)

Michele T said...

Those are some very, very pretty fabrics - would love to win them!! I follow your blog via Bloglovin' - thanks for the chance.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I sew in my livingroom/dining room and the kitchen is right off it - so I don't need (or like) food around the sewing area. And we don't allow it in our classes either. Can always go into the kitchen to get nibbles or drink - cuz you need to get up and move once in a while.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I follow with GFC

Sewgreen said...

Those sure are pretty!!

I don't keep any snacks in my sewing room! maybe gum but that's about it!

Sewgreen said...

I'm a follower!

Julianne said...

Currently I am loving munching on milk duds while I sew! YUM!

Julianne said...

You KNOW I am a follower Michelle!

Lynda said...

I don't have any munchies where I sew - with my luck my white sashings will turn chocolate!

Lynda said...

I follow you via google friend connect/bloglovin

Kleep said...

I follow you on bloglovin!

CLS said...

I keep soft caramels and butter mints on hand...

CLS said...

I follow you on Feedly

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Nothing stocked in my sewingroom. But the kitchen is just a few steps away!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I follow on Bloglovin'

Sarah Craig said...

I would love to keep dark chocolate on hand but I have kind of an addiction problem with it, so I keep Craisins (dried cranberries) on hand instead! They taste nice and bright and tart and make me happy! Plus they're not so bad for me….. ;-)

Sarah Craig said...

And of course I'm a follower - on both GFC and email!

Val's Creative Life said...

Tootsie Roll pops! Ya know the ones: How many licks till ya get to the center??? LOL!!!

Karen said...

I am a follower on bloglovin.

Val's Creative Life said...

I follow ya right on my blogroll and GFC!!!! (PS>>>I mailed my Kate Spain swap to ya) Congrats on your super number of followers!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your milestone and thank you for the very generous give away! My favorite color is blue. I keep unbuttered popcorn with me when I am sewing. Gives me energy!

Anonymous said...

I follow you by email.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I follow you on bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am Addicted to Corn Nuts. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Brenda said...

I don't usually keep snacks in my sewing room but my kitchen is close by. CHOCOLATE! Need I say more?

Brenda said...

I receive your emails.

Gidget said...

I follow on Bloglovin!

Gidget said...

Do you know those little Gardettos? Those are my sewing room snack attack staple!

Lori said...

we are finally out of the "below zero" temps. we are now jumping around daily between 30 and 50. not so nice on the sinus's. but flowers around the house are starting to come up. whoooohoooo cant wail. these fabrics are so pretty. thanks for a chance.

Lori said...

I follow you via email

Unknown said...

No snacks for me, I am too messy lol I follow by email.

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

I don't eat while i sew! I'd get food on my fabrics!

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

I follow you on Bloglovin.

Jusmom1 said...

I keep gingersnaps in my sewing room to munch on while I sew. BUT, I keep them at the desk on the other side of the room so I don't get crumbs all over my pretty fabric, lol. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jeanie said...

I don't do any kind of snacking when I'm sewing, but I always have a big glass of ice water near. I can always snack after the fabric is out of reach! Thanks for the beautiful fabric giveaway.... they certainly are happy, spring fabrics!

Jeanie said...

I follow through GF and Bloglovin. Thanks again for the great giveaway!

barbara woods said...

I keep frozen chocolate chips to snack on, thanks

barbara woods said...

follow your blog

Carol said...

I'm a follower through blogger

Carol said...

I snack on cheez-its:)
Thanks for the chance to win some lovely fabric.

Unknown said...

I follow you through email. I love those fabraics - so bright and happy!

Linda said...

Hi Michele! What lovely fabrics. We are currently in the middle of a blizzard so these fabrics remind me of what is to come. I think the warm breezes won't show up here for a while.

Linda said...

I don't usually keep snacks in my sewing room but once in a while I will snack on licorice.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Love me some chocolate :)

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

I follow via Bloglovin

c said...

i follow thru email Google
kingcooper0001@aol.com

c said...

i keep dark choc m&m's

Chiska said...

Congrats on the warmer weather and 400 followers! I'm looking out the window at snow that is starting to stick again. I don't really stock anything in my sewing room, but once in a while I'll tuck in a bag of candy that has small pieces: skittles, jellybeans, candy corn. Then I just grab a handful as I'm working.

Chiska said...

I follow you through GFC

Gill said...

Dried apricots!

Gill said...

GFC follower!

Texas Quilting Gal said...

Well, since my sewing "studio" is my dining room next to the kitchen, I have full access to all treats! :) I do always keep a glass of iced tea near, though!

Texas Quilting Gal said...

I follow you by email! :)

Texas Quilting Gal said...

I just checked and saw I was a no reply blogger! UGH!!! Thing of all the giveaways I've missed out on! :) It's updated but don't know if my previous comments will link to my email. It's texasquiltinggal at Hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

I don't keep snacks in my craft rooms (they would get lost) ut if did it would be animal crackers for when my blood sugar takes a nosedive.
thelady at hotmail.com

Unknown said...

I follow you by email and I just added following you by google connect.
thelady at hotmail.com

Jo said...

I am way to clumsy to keep snacks around my sewing room

Jo said...

I follow by email

Kate said...

Hi! I don't usually like food around my beloved fabric ;) haha but I occasionally have a little break with a coffee and peanut M&Ms :)

I follow by email ...
Thanks for the chance to enter :)

JoyceLM said...

Peanut M&M's - the perfect food. Thanks.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a GFC follower & also read your blog via Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

LJ said...

I follow with Feedly and also GFC. I've tried signing into GFC a couple of times today on different blogs and it keeps giving me an error message and asking me to try back later. Hmmmm, I'm assuming that it's not working quite right; actually, it even looks a bit weird on everybody's sidebar!

LJ said...

Congratulations! I've been enjoying your blog for a couple of years and look forward to your posts. Keep up the great work, you do inspire me.
I keep nuts for my sewing snack. Usually it's almonds though it has been peanuts occasionally - AND if the cashews call my name in the grocery store, I will buy them once in awhile. I only feel a little bit guilty when I buy and eat the cashews.

OhioLori said...

Don't generally have food or minchie's in my Sewing room...do take a covered coffee mug in now & then tho. :) BUT...my daughter, in NC, keeps M&M's in a Jar in her sewin'room! lol

OhioLori said...

(meant MUNCHIE'S in my 1st comment..lol)
I follow thru GFC from way back..and Bloglovin' too.

Janarama said...

Congratulations on 400 GFC followers!

I keep M&M's in a sealed container, because I know I'd end up knocking an open bowl onto the floor and the M&M's would be all over the place.

Janarama said...

I already follow you on GFC.

Karyn said...

I keep M&M's in there (the main reason I think my 3 year old likes to visit me when I sew) and sometimes animal crackers...try to stick to the non-melty, non-greasy stuff. She was so cute today when I explained that usually, I only eat the M&M's in the planning phase, when I'm auditioning fabrics and thinking..... a few minutes later, she was sitting on my stool, studying the buttons on my machine and announced that she was thinking (as she munched away on my MM's)

Karyn said...

I follow by email & GFC, but email is much better for me

Rina Mason said...

Beautiful fabric in my favorite colors. i always have Starburst or Skittles somewhere within arms reach while I'm sewing.

Rina Mason said...

I've been a GFC follower for some time and always enjoy your posts.

KT said...

I follow via email

KT said...

I can't keep all my treats by my sewing machine, I would end up with chocolate all over my fabric. I try to take a break when I want a snack so I don't get chocolate every where!

sue bennett said...

suebennett1975@gmail.com

I keep goldfish in my sewing room. They don't make your fingers sticky. Those fabrics are wonderful. I would be making a pillowcase dress for my granddaughter with them. They are just so fun looking.

sue bennett said...

suebennett1975@gmail.com

I follow by bloglovin, And your sidebar.

Beth said...

I don't keep any food in my sewing room, but I often bring grapes in to munch on. No crumbs!

Beth said...

I follow on bloglovin

Donna W said...

I have some miniature chocolate bars in my sewing rooms. So, when I really need some, they are they.

Donna W said...

I follow via email.

Judy1522 said...

What beautiful fabrics! I keep chocolate in my sewing room and since I have decided to cut back on it I think what I currently have will keep me sewing for a long time.

Judy1522 said...

I follow you through bloglovin.

Catskill Quilter said...

I follow you with feedly, where I am reading you now. I also follow you with blog lovin' and I am a Google Connect follower too - don't want to miss a thing! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Tina said...

I follow through GFC and Bloglovin.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Tina said...

I keep almonds to snack on in my sewing room.
Thanks for the chance!

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

I like to keep small candies like Pez ... anything that doesn't leave stuff on my fingers.

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

I follow via Feedly ... and have been doing so for a nice, long while :)

Unknown said...

I am an email follower. Sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Very pretty fabrics you are giving away. Think of spring! I don't keep snacks in the sewing area...#1 so I won't be tempted which will only lead to weight gain...and #2 I don't want to stain my projects with sticky fingers! Sewingblogsarefun@yahoo.com

KatieQ said...

I try not to snack in my sewing room. I'm really sloppy and I'm always afraid I will get stains on my fabrics or crumbs on the floor. During the winter, I sew in our family room near the wood burning stove and the kitchen is in the next room. Easy access to snacks has been a problem. I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can go back to my snack free sewing room and lose the weight I gained.

Sewing Mom said...

I don't honestly stack a treat to nibble! =) I keep a drink with me at all times, but having a snack is not something I usually do with sewing. Thanks for an entry.

Sewing Mom said...

I follow your blog. Thank you. =)

Katy P said...

Skittles...all the way ;)

Sue Daurio said...

For a very short period of time I kept hershey kisses in a bowl. But they just go too fast, now I keep nothing in there, only water. If I were to change my mind about snacks in the studio, it would be grapes or something that if I eat the whole bowl in one afternoon not a problem!!

Sue Daurio said...

I'm a follower through Google Friend connect. What a great give away, thanks for the chance to win.

usagypsy said...

This time of year I'm a jelly bean addict :)

usagypsy said...

I follow with bloglovin. And I think I might with google friend too. I switched to bloglovin when google started making changes.