Sunday, January 3, 2010

Celebrating with a Giveaway!!!!!

I hope everyone had a good day.
I did a lot of housework today.

But I also made something to celebrate my
1 year blog anniversary.
Thanks to all of you who have visited
my blog over the past year and left comments.
It is very encouraging when people let you know
 that you are doing a good job.
I love blogging and
look forward to sharing many projects with you this year.
 I am off to a good start already.
 I really want to get some of my UFO`s done too.
 But I just can not get away from starting new projects.
I am addicted.

I am also celebrating my 200th post.
Which technically will be my next post.
But since I am already doing one giveaway,
I decided to have them at the same time.
 So, I am giving away two packages.

The first is a large market bag that I made
 from a Studio E Flourish and Nature-ology Fat Quarter Bundle,
I bought from The Fabric Shoppe.
I really love this bag.
My daughter really did not want me to give it away.
But I told her I will make her another bag.
I am also giving away 4 Fat Quarters of Authentic by Sweetwater
 and a table runner pattern by Sweetwater.
The fat quarters will be a good start
on the fabric needed to make the tablerunner.

To get a chance to win one of these prizes,
 all you have to do is leave a comment on this post
telling me which one of the prizes you would like best.
The first person I pick will get their first choice
and the second will get the other prize.

I will draw the winner on Friday, January 8th, 2010

So leave a comment and help me celebrate.

Hugs Ariane


Jeannette said...

Congratulations on one year and 200 posts, I appear to be the first to comment, and would love either gift If I am lucky enough to be chosen.

retdairyqueen said...

Congratulations on your milestones
I would love to win the bag but since I already have one of your beautiful bags I would have to say I would love to win theother prize
Take care

Sharlotte said...

OOoo! Count me in! If I am the winner I would like the bag! That is awesome!! Who couln't use another great bag to take-a-long needlework projects?? The fabric of the other choice is pretty great too.

Sharlotte said...

...and congratulations on your 1 year blogaversary!! (not meant as a second entry)

Andee said...

Congrats on your 200th post! I think the bag is fabulous and of course what quilter doesn't love fabric? I kind of hope I get second pick so there is no decision to make, but in case I win send the bag on! SMILE ;) HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Barb said...

Congrats on your the bag but I would chose the second one...what a wonderful giveaway!!

arlette said...

Happy blogiversary almost 200th posts!, please enter me in your giveaway, I'd love to win the bad, although I don't mind the oner one!, thank you for the chance!

lesthook said...

Congrats! I can only hope to have that many posts. I would not be able to decide either,LOL!


time does fly--200 posts are great and l year anniversary at the same time==way to go!!!!
I would love either gift--soooo!!!!
see ya soon--
Hugs, Di&co.

Lee said...

Wow 200 already...your give aways are delightful and so generous of you. I love either! Hope either come my way!!!:) Stay warm!

Emily said...

congrats on your 200th post! Great's hard to choose, but I've been on the verge of buying that fabric for quite some time now. Thanks for the generous giveaway!!

Heather said...

I love the bag and the blog!

Renee G said...

I would absolutely love to have the pattern and fabric, but either gift is great.

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

hmmmm... that is a hard choice!
I'm not usually a "bag" girl but I really love that one......... so I'll go for that.

have a great day, Ariane!

Doina said...

Congratulations on one year and 200 posts! Great giveaway! I'd love to win the second gift.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congrats on a year of bloggin'.

That fabric is would be the one I'd pick :o)

Happy New Year!

Kelly O. said...

congrats on one year and 200 posts! wow!
both prizes are awesome!
I'd love the fabric to play with!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Wow - 200 posts in one year! You've been busy ..... I love the colours in the fabric so I would choose the FQ's if I won.

Keep warm!

tracey said...

Congratulations on your one year! I've been following your blog for a while now (not the whole year) but really enjoy reading about all your projects and adventures! I've had a blog for over a year, but i'm more of a watcher then a blogger! ha ha

If I was to win, i'd choose the fabric and the table runner pattern, as I was just thinking this weekend that I should whip something up for my living room! (but i'd be happy just to win, because that bag is pretty darn special too!)

Thanks for offering up a giveaway!

Jingle said...

Congratulations on your milestones! It's exciting to hit a couple at once!!! I would love to win the Market Bag! It is great! The fabric is fabulous, too!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Congratulations. BLogging does give us some perspective doesn't it. What a nice giveaway.

Jennifer Lim said...

Congrats on your 200th post. what a generous gift. I've never seen the Sweetwater fat quarters...maybe I need to get shopping more! Ha! Anyways, I guess I would love the fabric - though the bag is really nice...hmmmm. Happy new year too! Keep it up! Take care,

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Congratulations Ariane....two celebrations....I love reading your blog, and your bag is gorgeous but I think I might like to go with number two..

Zlaty said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary and 200th post Ariane!!!

I have been following your blog for a while and enjoy your pretty creations! I am glad you are making a bag for your daughter because I would feel bad to get the bag she wants. If I have a choice I would love the hand made by you bag! The fabrics are very pretty too, and green is my favorite color!

Happy sewing and blogging!

Bonnita said...

Woo Hoo! One year and 200th post. WOW! The bag would be my pick.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on both your one year blogiversary and your 200th post Ariane! I've enjoyed your blog and will continue to enjoy it! Authentic is my absolute favorite (I even said so a few posts back when listing my 2009 favorites) and that table runner would so match my dining area!!! Thanks for the opportunity in your generous give away!

Dresden Quilter said...

Congratulations on your 200th post and 1 year of blogging. One of the best parts about blogging for me has been meeting you. The prize that I would like best is the tote made by you. I do have someone who would fit that table runner perfectly so I would be happy to win it too. Keep on inspiring!

gill said...

thank you for a great giveaway - i love the authentic fabric - it's hard to find in the uk

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary -- reading your post reminds me that I let my 4th blogging anniversary pass by without a mention. Time flies!

Catherine said...

Congratulations Ariane on your 200 post and one year of blogging. Love all the work you do! I think I would have to choose that pretty bag that your daughter really wants which probably means one of my daughters would want it if I was lucky to win it. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

carmel said...

congrats on the 200th post! wow!!!
and the bag is beautiful!

i would chose the fabric if i won :-)

but the bag is great too!


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congrats on your blogiversary and 200 posts! Your giveaway is very generous. I love the bag but either one would be very nice. Thanks for entering me.

Sew It UP! said...

Hi Ariane! Happy blogiversary! I just celebrated mine too! If I win the giveaway I would love the fat-quarter bundle. Thank you!!!

Brandy said...

Wow! What anawesome giveaway to celebrate your 200th post!your bag is beautiful, but I have been coveting the authentic fabrc by sweetwater, so I would have to choose that! Happy 200th post!

Christine said...

Congratulations and well done, love reading your blog and hope things will get better for you soon.

quilting hugs

Christine said...

Upps forgot, Love the number fabric


Deb said...

Oh, I would love to win the bag---it's beautiful!! Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway and CONGRATS on 200 posts :)


Caryn said...

Congratulations on our 200th post! I really enjoy your blog and seeing your projects as well as reading the comments you leave on my blog! I would love to win either prize but I have to say the bag is my favorite because it is made by you and the bird fabric is awesome!

Sandy said...

congratulations on your blogiversary...that bag is gorgeous and would be my first pick. Hope you are feeling chipper at the end of today...hate feeling down!

Potpourri said...

You are very generous to offer two giveaways. I love the Sweetwater fabric they are new to me.
I hope you enjoy your weekend and don''t fret about work!