Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Beating the Winter Blahs With a Giveaway!

Last week, I mentioned that I am in the mood for another giveaway, but needed to work out some details. Being in the middle of winter, days can be quite gloomy, so I thought that what would be appropriate is to give away some colour! With that in mind, I went down to my local quilt shop, The Quilted Bear , and found this little gem:


Being a free spirit myself, of course I love Free Spirit fabrics! This package includes 30 pieces of gorgeously bright fabric in 6 inch squares, and I am so happy to be the one to give it to one of you, to help chase away those winter blahs!!

Here are the details of the giveaway:

One winner will be chosen on Feb. 15th, using a random number generator. There are 2 ways to enter this giveaway:

1) You must be a follower of my blog (yes, RSS counts!) - let me know that you are a follower, and remember to leave me a way to contact you :-))

2) If you would like your name entered a second time, leave me another comment letting me know that you have posted my giveaway on your own blog (and yes, I will check, but mostly because I love discovering new blogs to follow myself!!) - Please remember to leave this information in a second post, as it makes it easier to give the random number generator an accurate number of entries!!

On Feb. 15th, I will notify the winner of this beautiful assortment via email, and will also post again on this blog. I know it's a short window to get this all done, but hey, in the words of Ferris Bueller, "life moves pretty fast,"... So, let me know you follow my blog, and if you want an extra entry, tell all your friends and blog readers - good luck to everyone!!


And the winner is.... Char, with comment #53!!! Char, please contact me with your mailing address, so that I can  send your charm pack to you!!

65 comments:

stitchinglife said...

Yes, I read regularly - always good to see your latest creations. And of course I always need new scraps to sort through :-)
Good luck to your lucky winner!

sherryberrybim said...

Just signed up as a follower. Don't have a blog so that's it! Would love to receive a squishy in the mail from you.
slmcgann@verizon.net

hueisei said...

I love the colors of the fabrics. I'm one of your follower :)
Thank you so much!

Mitts said...

Loralei, these really would help in chasing away the winter blahs...I am on a stash buster year so buying new fabric would break my resolution. WINNING would be absolutely marvelous. I can think of so many projects to use these wonderful 6" charms in.
I am a new Follower

Lisa Cox said...

Gorgeous colors!
I am a new follower.

B Greene said...

I love bright colors - thanks for the great giveaway! I am a new follower (GFC).

Linda said...

Hi! Just became a follower. Thanks for the chance to win this charm pack. Love Free Spirit.

JustPam said...

I love the name of your blog. I am a new follower.

Gwen said...

I am a new follower! Thank you for the chance to win these pretty, pretty charms!! Giveaways are such fun-- and they're a wonderful way to find some amazing blogs! I will try to share our giveaway if I can get my blogger to work -- lately it's been cranky! Or, maybe it's my compter...

Peg said...

Well, how can I resist - a great giveaway, and a new blogger who's practically a neighbor. So - I'm a new follower.....and I'll be heading on over to my blog to advertise your giveaway (and hopefully get you some more followers)

Peg said...

Oops, I guess I need to leave a second note that I've actually posted about your giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Angela said...

I'm a new follower too. Does the giveaway extend across the pond from Canada to England??

weekend blessings x

Angela said...

forgot to say
I am having a giveaway too
http://angalmond.blogspot.com/2012/02/2000ish-postsand-giveaway.html

QuilterLaura said...

I am following! Enjoying your blog....thx for the giveaway.

Diane H said...

Always love to find Canadian blogs! Peg sent me over. Thanks for a chance and it's great to 'meet' you.

Quilting "b" said...

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway. I love your choice of fabric. I am a new follower. It is nice to meet someone from Canada and even better BC.

jinxxxygirl said...

Surfing around the internet i stumbled across your lovely blog and i would love to entered into your giveaway! Thank you so much!!

Tiruba said...

I follow you on Google Reader. Great giveaway! I love brights.

nlcalendar said...

Reading blogs is all new to me and I just found yours today. It is really interesting! I am learning so much from blogland.
Thanks for the giveaway, I love purple. Maybe someday I will learn enough to have my own blog, but regrettably I do not have one for now. Marilyn S.

SassyCathy said...

I'm a follower. New follower. Whimsy is so nice. Fun, free to be silly, cheerful, and cute.
My son had those little tiny turtles which bob their heads. We'd brought several of them back from trips and he had a few. They went to college with him. I was SO impressed when I heard him say- these are going - for whimsy.
Love that he recognized the need for FUN!
Thanks for the chance to win something to brighten my day! :0
Cathy

SassyCathy said...

http://sassycathy-sassycathy.blogspot.com/
I shared the giveaway on my blog! :)
thanks,
cathy

KnoxBlox said...

I signed up the follow your blog - i like it. i learned about it on twitter. i'm following you on twitter now too. I don't have my own blog, sorry. Thanks for the giveaway.

landscapelady said...

I'm a new follower, thanks for the giveaway. Love to meet new quilters:-)

landscapelady said...

I blogged about your giveaway. I'm a new blogger so don't have to many followers yet, but hope it helps you get more. I'm at http://landscapelady.blogspot.com/

I'm going to follow you on twitter too.
See ya in cyberland!

Nanasrcool said...

I'm a new follower. Thank you so much for the giveaway offer!

Nanasrcool said...
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Nanasrcool said...

I have included your giveaway on my blog. I would really appreciate it if you would follow me as well. I am a new blogger and would love to meet other quilting bloggers. I enjoy it all so much and enjoy talking to others that love it as well! I am also doing a remodel of my sewing/quilting room and would love the input! You can follow me at

http://nanasrcool-nanasrcoolandlovetoquilt.blogspot.com/

Hope to see you soon!

Michelle said...

Just became a follower. I love finding new blogs to read. :-)

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I'm your newest follower. I too am a sell taught quilter.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary C said...

I am a follower! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Mom C said...

I follow. We're finally having some snow but it's very weird. It is sunny and then starts to snow! We always have wind to blow in our storms but, no wind. Today was overcast and gloomy except for the hour or so when the sun shown and started the snow falling again. Love the purple.

Maxine said...

Wow! the purple on the top of the charm pack is just beautiful! I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Maxine said...

I blogged about your giveaway today at:

http://maxinegiveaways.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway-at-whimisical-mermaid.html

Linda V said...

I am a new follower. thanks for the giveaway chance!

Lisa said...

I am your newest follower. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

longleggedmomi26@aol.com
Pretty fabric!!!

Carla G said...

I'm a new follower! What a great giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

I have just become one of your followers. I LOVE fabric! and I'm enJOYing your site.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

I've just announced your wonderful giveaway on my blog @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/2012/02/charming-giveaway.html. Thanks.

Crickets Corner said...

I just found you thru CraftGossip and am so glad I did. I love finding new blogs. I don't have my blog set up yet but did share on facebook. Thanks so Much for the chance to win this beautiful assortment of fabrics.

ohmyboys said...

I am a follower of your blog and also "like" your FB page. Love your blog -- great inspiration.

Faddict said...

HI, I'm a new follower! Happy to discover ur blog from Craft Gossip!
Thx for the giveaway:)

Sandra said...

New follower and love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jo said...

I'm a follower and have a little girl who loves purple... hint hint... ha!
www.cariboogals.blogspot.com

Pat V. said...

I am a new follower. I LOVE the name of your blog! Thanks for the chance to win some sunshine in the dead of winter.

Deborah Lewis said...

Great blog, I am a new follower and love your creativity and use of color. Thanks for the ray of sunshine in the midst of all this dreary melting snow.

Susan said...

I am a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win a charm pack!

Galatina said...

Just started following you. Thanks for a lovely giveaway & great to see your site.

Barb said...

Nice charm pack! Thanks for the give away.

Sharon B said...

I just blogged about your give-away over at http://sewn-seabees-crafty-and-vintage-musin.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway-at-whimsical-mermaid.html

Mimi said...

I am a brand new follower and discovered you through Craft Gossip! Awesome giveaway, love the colours!!

Sharon B said...

I am a new follower - I just realized that we have the same blog backgrounds :)

Mimi said...

I tweeted your giveaway @mimistarquilter

Char said...

I need new fabrics badly....hope I win....

keshakeke said...

I am a new follower! yay!

keshakeke@aol.com

lynaeve said...

I'm a follower!

Laura K said...

I'm a follower, and I'd love to have some cheery fabrics to brighten up the winter!
mrskeane04@gmail.com

marymac said...

Who wouldn't want to win this great giveaway. Love the colors.

Regina said...

new follower - fun way to find new creative blogs!

pamb said...

I am a new follower, thanks to Craftgossip!! I look forward to delving deeper into your blog. Thanks for offering this giveaway! Pam at LPBivens@aol.com

dragonswing said...

I just signed up as a follower. I don't have a blog--don't even know how to set that up. But thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.
Taerie at dragonswing15137@yahoo.com

christinebolin said...

I'm a newbie to sewing and don't have a fabric "stash." I would love to win the fabric and appreciate the opportunity to win. I found your website through Craft Gossip. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to learn how to quilt and now I have found a great friend from back in the 60's who is willing to teach me. I also have a new and 1st Grandbaby coming in August, (the same day my baby boy (he was 22) passed away in an accident. Yes I would love to win the beautiful colored 6" square fabrics. You can reach me at llindstrom@wi.rr.com
Thanks, Lee

Tabatha said...

I just signed up to follow your blog! I would put a second entry with a post on my blog, but well i don't have one, lol. Anyhow, Great blog, look forward to reading.

mab3500 said...

I am a follower on your blog. I love reading your posts. Those colors are beautiful and will absolutely chase away winter blah. lol Good luck to everyone but I hope I win. ;)