Tuesday, April 5

Stylish Blogger Award and My First Giveaway!!!



Why thank you Stephanie from Spontaneous Threads!!  I am very honored.  In fact I am so happy to have been picked for this award that I think I will have my first giveaway to celebrate!!!  More on that later.  First there are some duties that come with being chosen for this award and I am more than happy to fulfill them.


First - Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
  • Done above but here is Stephanie's link again  Spontaneous Threads.  I would highly recommend checking her out.  She always has some creative goodness happening there.
Second - Share 7 things about yourself.

  1. I am a huge sci-fi addict...books and movies I LOVE them all.
  2. Maybe this one is because of number 1 but: Given the chance, I would go into space without a second thought if I could take my husband and daughter (even if we weren’t guaranteed safe return).
  3. My kindergarten teacher’s name was Mrs. Cowie (cow-ee)…pretty funny when you’re in kindergarten.
  4. My grandfather bought my cousins and I a Shetland pony that we named Charlie when I was 1. We had him up until I was in high school sometime.
  5. Meatloaf shares the same birthday as I do. The singer not the meal. (Just because we're talking about Meatloaf did you know that Meatloaf’s credit card says Meatloaf?  That useless piece of knowledge was brought to you by Pop up Video).
  6. I tell everyone my first concert was Metallica but it was really Nelson because I got free tickets and it was a week before Metallica.
  7. My brother once told my mom that I had gotten a tattoo on my butt and my mom made me pull my pants down to prove that I didn’t.
Thirdly - Award 6 recently discovered great bloggers.  I was able to find 5 that I have recently discovered and the 6th is one that I found awhile ago but totally love.
  • Laura at Hobbying Around.  Laura is in the 1st VQB that I signed up for. 
  • Janet at Entropy Undone.  I found her blog recently through my #6 nomination.  She made a fantastic pillow that I would like to try to copy recreate sometime.
  • Julie at Distant Pickles.  She is in 2 VQB's that I've signed up for.  I especially enjoyed this post.
  • Heidi at craft:nosis.  Found through the flickr group for Block-A-Palooza.  This was the post that got me to become a follower: New York Beauty.  Isn't it fantastic?!?!
  • Melissa at A Child of the Wild Blue Yonder.  I totally love her choices in fabrics...maybe one day when I grow up I will be able to throw things together like her.
  • Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Sarah's blog is great!  I found her blog through a giveaway she hosted that I won a few months ago and I still read it religiously.  She hosts a linky party every Friday and she features one of her favorite blogs every Sunday.  Do not read this blog if over achievers bug you because she will totally get under your skin.  I don't know how she does as much as she does...she's amazing!
Lastly - Contact the owners of the blogs you nominated to tell them about the award. 
  •  Emails forthcoming.
Okay so now onto my first GIVEAWAY!!!  I am so excited to finally do a giveaway!
Here it is:
The Art Quilt Collection - I won a copy of this book in a giveaway awhile ago but the publisher sent me 2 copies!  I tried to contact the blog owner that I won the book from but she never got back to me so I want to share the wealth with all of you.  :O)  This book is really interesting.  There is so much inspiration to be found here! In it is a quilt that uses pleated fabric.  It looks really hard but I wouldn't mind trying that sometime...luckily, with that particular quilt it gives you a little tutorial to see how it is done.  I am happy to have this book in my collection.

I am also throwing in 2 charm packs.  Spirit by Lila Tueller and Dream On by Urban Chiks.


 You have 3 chances to win!

One - Leave me a comment - telling me 2 random things about yourself.
Two - Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me you did. Or if you are already a follower let me know that instead.
Three - Blog about this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment telling me that you did so. 

I will leave this giveaway open until Sunday 04/10/2011 at midnight.

A winner will be chosen using Random Generator on Monday morning.

Thanks again to Stephanie for giving me the Stylish Blog award!  


In other giveaway news Julie at Jaybird Quilts is having this giveaway featuring fabric shoppe.  They are giving away some of Ty Pennington's Impressions so get over there quick!!!  It's open until Thursday!

Also, check out this link for Lindsay's site at Craft Buds for a list of giveaways going on all around bloggy land!

Happy Tuesday to everyone!
Cassey 

 

    79 comments:

    1. Congratulations on a well-deserved award, Cassey! And thank you for passing it on to me - despite calling me an overachiever while you did so!! I prefer to think of it as focused - because I decided quilting is more important than cooking, vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, yard work..... you get my drift! And lots of the quilts you see on my blog are worked on by many people for use in our quilt ministry - not just me!!

      And let's see - two random things about me... I know all the words to the song "American Pie", and I used to be terrible at finishing things - I would start lots of projects, but move on to the next one before I finished the first!

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    2. Random:
      1. I think bread should be it's own food group (I'm a big fan of homemade bread and I LOVE to make my own).
      2. I have really nice neighbors.

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    3. and it's been blogged! (http://www.spontaneousthreads.blogspot.com)

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    4. I posted about your giveaway on my Monday blogpost!!

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    5. I did this wrong. I noticed I should post individually. Anyhow here it goes..

      Well hello fellow winner! Not only do we get to share in Christmas Fabric Bee together but now an award. :)Happy Day.
      I'm a follower...

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    6. Random things about me? uh, I participated in a Buddhist silent meditation retreat for 10 days. And at the beginning of the retreat I elbowed someone in the head, by accident, and felt bad for a few days because I said sorry out loud. And I love to pinch people with my toes. When my kids were little, I gave them toe pinching lessons. I felt it was a quality that needed to be passed on through the generations. :)

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    7. I am a follower. Love you blog. Could keep me entertained for hours.

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    8. Two random things about me. I have an obsession with candles. And i don't like milk. There not that random but i could not think of anything else.

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    9. 2 random things: I love saving money & drink lots of water :) thanks for the giveaway

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    10. 1. I am a SAHM to two amazing children under the age of 2.

      2. I am left handed, and have an eye for design! :)

      shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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    11. I follow via GFC. shannonforpeace(at)gmail.com

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    12. Nice give away! I am a follower.

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    13. two random things: I love fabric but I love books even more. I love cupcakes.

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    14. I teach 20 rambunctious five year olds every day and I have one gorgeous granddaughter.

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    15. I blogged about your first giveaway at : http://amomentofwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/04/great-giveaway.html

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    16. Hi there! Let's see...two random things - I am our church's choir director and I started running for the first time in my life last year. Great giveaway!

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    17. 2 random - use to be an Olympic Equestrian Rider - USA and original ancestry of the founders of the town (valley) I live in-land tract bought from the Irogouis pre-revolutionary

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    18. I am left handed.

      I am a huge insomniac.

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    19. I'm visiting from Sarah's blog. Thanks for the chance at a wonderful giveaway! Two random things - (1) I own a Nelson CD, and (2) My favorite Metallica song is Enter Sandman! And now I have to go listen to it on youtube, LOL. Off to never-never land!

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    20. Howdy! Random thing #1: You just won my giveaway at the Vintage Sheets blog! Random thing #2: I'm watching the Biggest Loser.

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    21. And I added your giveaway to my other blog at http://www.craftbuds.com/giveaway-roundup/

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    22. Hi! Randoms: I can wiggle my ears, and I am hopelessly crazy about chocolate.

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    23. I love poetry and sushi!! Nice combo eh?!

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    24. Congratulations on your award! Way to go! Two random things: I love smelling skunks (friends think I'm weird!), and I always loved vacationing in the mountains when I was growing up--and now I live with mountain views every day. Love it!

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    25. I don't have my own blog (yet) but have posted about you on facebook.

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    26. Randomness about me:
      I have guinea pigs living in my vegetable garden.
      I am setting up a Word Press site to sell my jewellery and handicrafts.

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    27. Facts about me:
      1: I am reclaiming Spinster as a cool way of life - I am 35, never married, no kids :)
      2: I do not know how to ride a bicycle.

      heidig@gmail.com

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    28. I am a follower!
      *and I LOL'd at your Nelson concert confession.

      heidig@gmail.com

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    29. oo - I'm a follower of your super awesome and stylish blog!!!

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    30. Check out my blog - I posted under my giveaway page: http://hobbyingaround.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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    31. Of course I follow your blog =)

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    32. Visiting from Sarah's blog. Two random things: Became a grandma for the first time last August and I have two children, a boy and a girl.

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    33. Hmmm....2 random things.....Reeses Pieces is my favorite candy.....I'm a self taught quilter and sewer.

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    34. I'm now a follower....come on over to kiki-itssewkiki.blogspot.com and consider following too!

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    35. Blogged about your giveaway!

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    36. Two random things about me...hmmm...
      I love crockpot cooking soooo much, I own three different sizes.
      I read old science fiction paperbacks until the covers fall off.

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    37. I am now officially a follower! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    38. Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway. Two things about me.....1) I am a Controller at a hardwood lumber company 2) I have always wanted to open my own business.

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    39. Two random thoughts:
      1. In 1999 I cut all the tendons in the pinky finger of my non-dominant hand. To this day it will not straighten.
      2. I hold the remote control in my family. =)

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    40. Congrats on your first giveaway and thanks for the chance to win. I now follow you using Bloglines.

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    41. I am a diet coke or pepsi addict. Sewing is my therapy.

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    42. Random things about me...I can't carry tune at all....and.... I love football!

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    43. I posted your giveaway on my blog.

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    44. 2 random things about me....
      1. I have my own language. I call it Shannonisms. It mainly consists of words like thingamajig, doodad, and a plethura of other non-words.
      2. I've been married 18 years and have 2 grandsons!

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    45. 2 random things about me... 1. I love buttons and collect them, literally I have tons of them! and 2. My cat's name is Foo (it's a programming thing that my husband insisted we use... the cat seems to like it)

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    46. And I've blogged about your giveaway!
      http://birdolovemoo.blogspot.com/2011/04/some-wednesday-giveaways.html

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    47. I was an artist first then a quilter.

      I live in Australia, Married to a Canadian with one little girl.

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    48. I follow ^^) don't forget to visit my blog and follow too ^_^

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    49. This is an amazing giveaway for your first. Your blog is quite "stylish". Two things about me. When I was younger, I was an overachiever and worked hard all the time. Second, 911 prompted me to return "home" to be near my parents. Now I underachieve each day. Little did I know that "retired" is the best occupation for me!

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    50. Two random things about me.....
      1. David Cassidy, remember him from the Partridge family, we have the same birthday, April 12....so this giveaway would make a great present!

      2. When I was growing up I wanted to be a teacher.

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    51. I added a little post on my blog about your giveaway.

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    52. I am a new follower and have enjoyed reading everyone's random things! I can't believe that Deb likes the smell of skunks!

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    53. 1) I am allergic to seafood.:(
      2) Whenever I find a spider or a cricket in my house, I carefully catch them and place them outside; however, flies and mosquitoes are promptly squashed.

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    54. Wonderful giveaway! Randon things - I love dragonflies and I sew, knit & crochet to relax.

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    55. Wow - what a fabulous first giveaway! The book looks wonderful, as do the charm packs. Gotta say that I am going from Stylish Blog to Stylish Blog -- they really ARE good new blogs!

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    56. Oh, and I am a follower of your blog!

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    57. Your giveaway looks to me like something to cause me to lose focus on my current project -- LOL! Random things: I love watching my Ragdoll kitty playing, and the color red.

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    58. 1. i can touch my nose with my tongue.
      2. i love tapioca pudding. like, looove. i could eat it every day.

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    59. i'm a new follower! congrats on your award!

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    60. I've just become a follower on RSS feeds and I love your blog. Congratulations on your award. Very well deserved.

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    61. Random fact #1 - I live in a teeny apartment with 2 sons, a dog, a cat, wall to wall furniture and my fabric stash.
      Random fact #2 - I'm obsessive about M&Ms

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    62. Thanks so much for the nomination! I posted about it on my blog yesterday and linked to your post here. What a great way to get to know some talented bloggers!

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    63. Random thing #1 - my cat (white) only sits on my lap at the computer when I'm wearing something dark...
      Random thing #2 - I make pie once in awhile for the express devious purpose of having it for breakfast the next day.

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    64. 2 Random facts: My stash is growing, but I haven't had time to sew anything new for a couple months. I have twin 6 year old boys that keep me extremely busy...

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    65. I am a new follower of your blog!

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    66. 2 random things...my stash is out of control. I have enough material/kits to last about 3 life times. I have two doxies that we love as much as our children, Max and Molly.

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