I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 61, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Monday, 8 November 2010

GIVE-A-WAY TIME!

In celebration of winning the fabulous christmas fabric prize from The Fat Quarter Shop and also to celebrate reaching 100 followers, I'm having a 
GIVE-A-WAY!


First Prize is the Pick-a-Pocket Bag
(to enter, you MUST be one of my current 102 followers)

This is ONE bag - different fabrics on each side!
I made this one a little different to the pattern....
I have stitched the outside pockets down along the bottom of the bag, as I found that items would sneak under the bag and I would spend ages looking for them!
and..

I have added pockets to the inside of the bag..   a girl can't have enough pockets!!
I have made a firm base to slide into the bottom of the bag too as that helps keep the bag in shape!

Why did I use different fabrics in constructing this bag???    because my prize was Fat Quarters! so there was not enough of any one fabric to make the bag in the usual way!

Second Prize!!
(winner will be chosen from follower # 103 onwards)
A Christmas shopping bag!





This is a great pattern by Geta at Geta's Quilting Studio - check out Geta's site as she has many patterns, some free and others you can buy.
Once again, this is just ONE bag, using different fabrics on each side.  It is also fully reversible!


Now to the rules of this give-a-way.....

1.  First Prize will be awarded to one of my CURRENT FOLLOWERS - please leave a comment that you are one of my now 102 followers!  

2.  Second Prize will be awarded to one of my NEW followers who becomes a follower as a result of reading about my give-a-way!!  Please leave a comment.

3.  Please note, if you are a "no reply" status in your profile, your entry is not valid.  If you wish to enter my give-a-way competition, please check your profile status.

Okay, so that's it!!   This give-a-way will run until midnight November 22nd, 2010  (Brisbane time :-)) 

Thanks everyone!   Give-a-ways are lots of fun - I've made the rules easy-peasy ..  so let the give-a-way begin!!





41 comments :

  1. I love your Bags Very Pretty Yes one of your new followers No 101 to be exact LOL.

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  2. Well done on: having more than 100 followers; winning the fabric; making 2 lovely bags; and then giving them away! I sure hope my status is fixed up now I know I'm in the first 100!

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  3. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers. That is a great mile stone.
    Yes I'm already a follower and your bags are FAB.

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  4. Oh! I made it back in time!!! Congrats on the 102 followers (I'm up to 10!) and that bag looks great!

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  5. So much followers, wow! Congratulations on more than 100.
    I love the bags you are planning to give away and I agree: it's great fun having a Give-Away!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Inge from the Netherlands

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  6. I have been drooling over your bags, and I am a current follower...congratulations on so many! Followers that is...

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  7. So glad I'm a follower. This giveaway is super exciting and the prizes look fabulous.

    Congratulations on reaching 100 followers. That's an awesome achievement.

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  8. I am a follower Helen. Thank you for the chance to win

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  9. They are gorgeous ! You've put so much effort into creating these lovely giveaways. I am one of your 102 followers. If I stop following and follow again, can I be in both draws? haha just joking!

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  10. Congrats on more than 100 followers!! I think I was one of the original 102 (google has been playing up on me today, and I wasn't sure if I followed or subscribed to your blog :)

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  11. I am also one of your many followers... and glad to be one. Pwease put a pin in my name so you pick it out of the hat...haha.
    Thanks for the chance to WiN and congrats on your blog and followers!
    :)

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  12. Congrats! I am one of your 102 followers! Thanks for the chance to win the neato bag!

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  13. What a thrill to slip over that 100 followers mark! Congratulations to you! I have been a follower for a little while now and thoroughly enjoy your blog. Love the bags and how you embellished them! I managed to make just one before I left on my winter travels, but it didn't come even close to being as nice as yours. I'll have to revisit the pattern upon my return. Thanks for the give-away! ~kaholly

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  14. These bags are too cool!! Love them! I am a follower.

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  15. Your bags are fabulous and I love all of the pockets.

    I, too, am a follower already.

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  16. Love your bags - and what a fun way to have a giveaway - before and after followers!! I'm a 'before' follower!!

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  17. Great bag! Did you see how I used the fabric you sent?

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  18. 102,that`s a lot of quilters enjoying your posts. I have been a follower for some time, and how super if you hear from us all!!
    Great bags,love the inside as well:-)

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  19. OHHH! enter me! I love your blog and congrats on your success!

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  20. Please enter me - lovely bags - like all those pockets!

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  21. You are my favorite bag-lady!! I am definitely one of your first century. Congratulations again x

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  22. Hi
    I have come across your blog through Flying Blind on a Rocket Ship and amnow a follower through seng your giveaway. I love your blog...the bags are great and I will be back!

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  23. Yep, I'm a follower so that means I am in with a chance. Keep up all the lovely sewing. How lovely that you won and are passing it on. Thanks.

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  24. What a great use of your Christmas fabrics. I love the patterns. I am one of your orginal followers. Love to follow your blog.

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  25. Such great bags. I just became a follower. So many wonderful blogs to follow.

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  26. I am a follower and love your blog! The bags are beautiful! I will blog about your giveaway on my blog! Congratulations on your milestone!

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  27. an existing follower. can't believe christmas is nearly upon us again!

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  28. Hi Helen,

    I just don't know how to change things in my comment to show you my emailaddress. I give it to you now: ingeslaats@planet.nl.

    I do hope it's OK now?

    Many greetings,
    Inge from the Netherlands

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  29. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers. I know how excited you are about that...I love your blog and I'm glad I found you...it's fun to see what others are working on in different parts of the country. I really like your bags. Great idea with the colors on both sides. Great Christmas idea. I love all the pockets!

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  30. Congrats on reaching 100 followers, and what lovely prizes you have. I love the bags!
    Micki

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  31. Congratulations on making the century of followers. I have been one of your humble followers for awhile and have your blog listed in my favourite blogs on my site.

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  32. Please count me in I am a follower love seeing what you are up to.

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  33. Wow what a great bag. Congrats on the 100 followers and glad to know that I am a part of the original 100. I love coming by and seeing what you are up to.

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  34. great bags and now you've added to WINNINGS

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  35. I am one of your new followers. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. I am one of the oritinal existing 102 followers. Please enter me into your drawing because it would be a great consolation prize (I entered the drawing you won! LOL). Besides your bags are wonderful and I only own one handbag - utilitarian black. Thanks for your generousity. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  37. Congratulations on reaching your 100 followers. I am already a follower, and would love to win one of your bags, they are great and thank you for the opportunity to win this.

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  38. Congratulations for reaching your 100 followers. Great bags! I am one of your original followers. Take care and hope you enjoy your weekend..weather is great here!

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  39. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers. I'm a pre-100 follower. The bags are beautiful. I must admit, I have been waiting for your giveaway since you announced you were going to share something of your winnings from the Fat Quarter shop.
    Thank you for coming up with such a lovely giveaway.

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