Sunday, 9 December 2012

Quilter's Blog Hop GIVEAWAY!!

Blog Hop Party
Welcome to my blog!  If you have popped across from the Quilter's Blog Hop - WELCOME!  We are all celebrating their 5th birthday and I am celebrating having 300 followers!  I am so glad you are here :)

Hi - I am Amy and I am a fabriholic!!  I love fabric.  I love quilting.  I love crafts.  And chocolate.  Especially chocolate!!  I also love the blogging community that we are all a part of.  I have made some amazing 'blogging friends' and even met a few of them in person!  

I love how generous people are - quilters and crafters freely share their ideas, their patterns and their 'schtuff'.  Squishy packages are sent to and fro all over the world to happy, squealing recipients!  I have been a happy, squealing recipient more than once and I have loved and appreciated every squishy package I have been sent. 

So, I am going to share my appreciation and send a squishy package to one lucky person:


Included is a Fig Tree & Co pattern called 'Slipper Cuties', two fat quarters to start your slippers off, some Gutermann recycled polyester thread in red and three zippers - one red, one green and one brown!!  I'm thinking a little bit of chocolate might make it into the parcel too.... and I promise it won't be an empty wrapper!! 

To enter, feel free to do one -or all three- of the following:
  • One entry -- recommend a book for me to read this holiday season
  • Second entry -- become a GFC follower and tell me so in the comments (if you are already a GFC follower, please say so in the comments)
  • Third entry -- 'favourite' my Etsy shop (which is a little empty at the moment!!!) and tell me in a comment
This giveaway is open worldwide (yay!!).  Please be sure I have a way to contact you should you be the winner, otherwise I may have to pick someone else.  Entries close on December 17th 2012 and the winner will be chosen by RNG or similar on December 18th and announced on the blog soon after.

Be sure to visit the other participating blogs [list goes live December 10th of more than 150 blogs!] for more chances to win!  Have fun blog-hopping!  I know I will -- I'm off to make some new 'blogging friends'!

Enjoy!

PS - Thank you Michele for orgainsing another great Blog-Hop with Giveaways! 

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Sarah Lou said...

I've just read The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Steven Baxter which was really interesting, and I'm also halfway through I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou which is amazing! Neither of them are light hearted Christmassy reading though. I also recently read 1,227 QI facts, which had me saying "Did you know that..." to Hubs every two mins!

Sarah Lou said...

And I am a follower, thanks for the chance to win!

MBMathis said...

I just finished reading Heads in Beds, an insider's look at the hotel industry from a front desk manager's perspective. It was a fun, easy read (great if you're going to be traveling and want something that's not too deep).

MBMathis said...

I'm already a follower via Google Reader.

MBMathis said...

I just went over to Etsy and added your shop to my favorites. Thanks for the chances to win!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Gill said...

I have favourited your shop!

Gill said...

I've recently discovered Anita Shreve - I'm reading Fortune Rocks at the moment!

Leo said...

did you ask for books on the other give away too? hmm I would still recommend "The Help"

Leo said...

My that was specific GFC follower ... took me a while to figure out how to check that - I only read the blogs in my reader ..
But yes apparnetly I do follow via the GFC thingy

Leo said...

And I went to your Etsy store - with the UK thing shipping shouldn't cause a heart attack here, just the very urgend need for some valium ...

Laura said...

I'm a follower!

Karen M said...

I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

Laura said...

I just finished reading Water for Elephants and really enjoyed it.

Karen M said...

I always love a Grisham book. The Racketeer is another one not to be missed.

Catherine said...

Thank you for offering this giveaway. Always scary recommending a book in case someone else hates it, but Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson is a good winter read!

Catherine said...

Happy follower!

Catherine said...

and have favourited your shop on Etsy:-)

elpetittaller said...

The Salt Road by Jane Johnson. Caribbean literature. I find it very interesting since I had to study it in University.

elpetittaller said...

The Salt Road by Jane Johnson. Caribbean literature. I find it very interesting since I had to study it in University.

elpetittaller said...

I'm a follower!

Rosa said...

I just read The jewels of Paradise by Donna Leon.I read it in spanish.

Rosa said...

I`m a happy follower!

Gertie Pye said...

Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym is a comic insight into village life in 1950s England and a nice easy holiday read. Or if you like Downton Abbey, you may like Past Imperfect which is by the same author, Julian Fellowes. I would love to know what books you recommend too!

Gertie Pye said...

I had to look up what GFC is! But yes I am a follower already :)

Gertie Pye said...

And I have favourited your shop - your little birdie looked so lonely there on its lonesome! x

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett and; if you enjoy history, 'Killing Lincoln'.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm already a happy GFC follower :o)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Your etsy shop is now a 'favorite' :o)

gccmom said...

I just read The Hobbit in preparation for the movie release. Now, I've moved on to the Lord of the Rings. I've read them all before,but am enjoying aother read.

gccmom said...

I follow via GFC.

M-R said...

Divergent or The Traveller by John Twelve Hawks. Thanks for the giveaway, Amy!

M-R said...

I'm a happy follower. :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I just finished 'Kavalier and Clay' by Michael Chabon and loved it!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I am a gfc follower :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Your shop is a favourite!

Teresa in Music City said...

I don't know if you like mysteries, but I just read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and it was wonderful!!!

Teresa in Music City said...

I'm a follower by GFC!!!

Needled Mom said...

Have you read The Christmas List? Very good!!

Needled Mom said...

I am a google follower.

mary mahoo said...

Any of the "In Death" series by JD Robb gets my vote for a book over the holidays. You can put it down if company comes, or the kids OD on cookies, and pick it right back up. I can't believe I recommend these books, they are so far from my normal reading fare,,,but I am addicted!
Thanks for the chance to win.

mary mahoo said...

I'm a GFC follower!

mary mahoo said...

You're on my favoUrite etsy list!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Sou seguidora GFC.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Lindo pássaro de sua loja,ficaria lindo na minha guirlanda.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Leanne said...

I am gathering book suggestions too. I will have to come back to check out your comments at the end too. If you are looking for a serious book, try Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake - she is Canadian and it is set in the immediate future. if you want interesting non fiction, Bill Bryson is one of my favourites. If you want mysteries, I still love Sue Grafton's Alphabet mysteries, and have read every one so far. And I am planning to re-read Lord of the Rings and also watch all of the movies over the holidays, they are always favourites. Lovely give away and congrats on all the followers.

Leanne said...

I do follow your lovely blog.

Nati said...

For books, just get any of Chadwick's book on Henry VIII England, they are fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win

Nati said...

I am a follower on GFC

Myself said...

I know its an oldy but just now finished "Eat Pray Love" :)

Myself said...

I follow you by GFC! Thanks for the great givaway!

Molli Sparkles said...

Ooh... Must read The Help!

LethargicLass said...

A book that is amazing, but hard to read due to subject matter is Sarah's Key... it is during the Second World War and is tragic, but also very worth reading... if not, I suggest reading (or re-reading) my three favourite children's books, The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy... I just re-read them for the millionth time and still love them :)

LethargicLass said...

I am a follower :)

LethargicLass said...

I favourited your (very empty lol) shop :)

Nikita said...

Alost Heaven by Judith McNaught or Wicked Angel

Nikita said...

I am a follower of your blog

Angie said...

My favorite book series is 'Outlander' by Diana Gabaldon. She is my hero!

Nikita said...

I faved your etsy shop

Angie said...

I am following.

Margaret said...

The Cove by Catherine Colter. A little mystery, a little romance, and some humor. Great read. In fact I have it on CD and would be glad to send it to you if you want to give me your address.

Margaret said...

I have been a follower by e-mail for a while. I just signed on as a follower with google friends.

Deborah said...

I love any book by Alexander McCall Smith - relaxing and engaging reading!

Deborah said...

I am an email follower!

Margaret said...

I favorited (is that even a word?) your etsy shop.

Liz DandeliondD said...

I'm a follower and I would love to win.

Liz DandeliondD said...

I can only recommend children's books atm, as bedtime reading is all I can squeeze in! So I would say something by Roald Dahl.

Textile Recycler said...

Yah! I became a follower! Love your projects.

Sandra said...

Congrats to all of your followers. You can now add one more as I will be back again to visit. I love your idea of a squishy package. This will certaily keep one of us buzy for a while. Thank you for sharing and hoping your holidays are the best.

Sandi T.
Sonora, CA
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Laurel09 said...

I am currently reading "The Help" and I'm really enjoying it. I also listened to an audio-book version of "Brinking in Fin" recently and it was really interesting and good. Happy holidays!

Jeneta said...

I'm a follower!

Jeneta said...

I have just finished '12 Days of Christmas' by Trisha Ashley. It was a lovely Christmas read - I think you'd like it!

Courtneysews said...

I am a follower on GFC. Thanks!

Courtneysews said...

I favorited your shop! Cute birdie!! Thanks!

Courtneysews said...

Read "The Shack". Life-changing! Thanks!

Ella said...

I tend to read kid's books. I highly recommend "Cold Cereal" by Adam Rex.

Anita said...

If you like classics, I'd recommend anything by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol, Tale of Two Cities, etc.

Thanks for a chance to win.

Bonnie58 said...

I am an existing follower. Thanks for the opportunity on a wonderful prize.

Bonnie58 said...

If you like science fiction and good vs evil, the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time series is great - and at 12-13 books, it will take you a while to go thru them all.

Lisa Marie said...

I enjoyed "In a Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson.

sew.darn.quilt said...

I follow you in GFC

sew.darn.quilt said...

I've faved your shop and jumped on your twitter button ;)

sew.darn.quilt said...

My recommendation would be "The Devil's Puzzle by Clare O'Donohue.
A mystery wrapped up in the quilters world we all love.

carla said...

Hi!!! I am a happy follower!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

hueisei said...

Maybe you love to read The Pact by Jodi Picoult

hueisei said...

I am a GFC follower

hueisei said...

I Favorited your etsy shop

Nanbon44 said...

one lone bird in your shop, guess that means you sold all the rest, which is fantastic

Nanbon44 said...

I am a follower

Nanbon44 said...

As for a book, I never have the time to read a book anymore.. I use to read those romance novels all the time.. or Bios, but now it is quilt books and magazines that take any reading time I might have. Always learning new techniques

Natasha said...

I love any book by Nora Roberts or JD Robb (they are the same person)!

cherylj said...

I would recommend Pillar of the Earth for some good reading.

cherylj said...

I follow you through RSS and now GFC too

cherylj said...

I favorited your etsy shop. Looks like you have almost sold out, wonderful. If you have a few minutes I would love it if you checked out my etsy shop:

www.etsy.com/shop/MeadowMistDesigns

I have pincushions, stockings, and a few other things on it.

Thanks!

Susan Standen said...

I loved Suite Francaise. It can be very sad but it is incredibly well written that it is a joy to read as well.

Susan Standen said...

I am a follower.

Laura said...

I like the author Kay Hooper, I just read her book "Haven" and enjoyed it very much.

Laura said...

I became a follower on GFC, I was following you on Google Reader already ;)

Laura said...

I faved your shop :)

Anya said...

Madonnas of Leningrad. Thanks for the chance!

Judy B said...

Don't laugh, but I am re-reading the Wizard of Oz series! jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Judy B said...

I now follow GFC along with following via e-mail.
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Jenny said...

I just finished Bill Bryson's At Home and it was a great read. so informative yet entertaining at the same time!

Kess said...

I just read the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and it was actually really good; a thoroughly enjoyable book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Katie said...

At my house it's all about sesame street and kitty/puppy/baby books these days.

Katie said...

I am a new gfc follower.

Katie said...

I added you to my favorites in etsy.

Lia*s Handmades said...

Currently reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer...it's...different... lol! Thanks for the chance to win!

Fiber of All Sorts said...

A lovely giveaway! I'm a new follower here. :) I always suggest Sabril by Garth Nix . . loved that entire series.

fenna said...

My heart in HIs hands--about Ann judson! it is a very good book about God's guidance and sovereignty!

Kate said...

If you have any interest in how kids' brains work, I recommend Nurtureshock. It's kind of like Freakonomics for the child psychology/development world.

Lisa said...

I am a follower

Lisa said...

I favorited your Etsy shop!

Lisa said...

Read "The Crystal Cave" or some Mary Stewart, I love all her books

Joyatee said...

Freakanomics is a good read if you want a little bit of nonfiction. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

Joyatee said...

I added your etsy shop to my favorites. :)

Tamie said...

I'd recommend any of AJ Jacobs books. The most recent one I read was Drop Dead Healthy. They are non-fiction and funny. Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop Party.

Tamie said...

I'm following through GFC.

Wendy said...

If you haven't read the 19th Wife, I'd recommend that one straight away. If you prefer a thriller, I'd go for anything by Davide Baldacci

PippaP said...

im a follower

PippaP said...

lol, 50 shades are a must read

Shar said...

I'm not a big book reader. But I like to read Christmas stories during this time. They make me rethink my life. Maybe to change a few things

Shar said...

I'm a follower through email.

Shar said...

Your Etsy shop is one of my favorites.

AlessandraLace said...

I am already follower from Italy. hugs

AlessandraLace said...

thank you for this great chance. hugs Alessandra

Karen said...

Any of the Elm Creek quilt books or anything my Katherine Hall Page.

slacker said...

following via GFC :) Merry Christmas!

slacker said...

the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was excellent - not super happy, but well worth the read. I promise you'll learn something :)

Pink Scissors Design said...

I recommend the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - such fun!

Deborah
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

Pink Scissors Design said...

GFC follower!

Deborah
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

Denise :) said...

I've been reading Marie Bostwick's "Cobbled Court" series, which are quite fun and very good. If you've not read any of them (they're centered around quilting), I'd highly recommend them -- starting with 'A Single Thread'. :)

Denise :) said...

I'm already a GFC follower! Yay for me! :)

Denise :) said...

And I've favorited you on Etsy (and am following you on Twitter, for good measure, too)! :)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

My favorite book is "Family Pictures" by Sue Miller. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm a follower via GFC

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I favorited your shop on Etsy!

Jennifer Gail said...

Have you read the Little House On The Prarie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. they're great

Jennifer Gail said...

I follow you:)

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

Thank you for a comment on my blog. Happy to find a blogger from UK. I can recommend Fracois Lelord; Hector and the search for happiness. Easy to read, interesting and it gives you something to think of.Greetings from Norway tubakk@online.no

http://tubakk.blogg.no/ said...

I'm now a follower, because I can see so much interesting here, and like to come back when I have time.

Tammy said...

I am a new follower to your blog.
conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tammy said...

Instead of recomending a book to you I will recomend an entire series it is for adults not children. It is Christine Feehans Dark sereis about the Carpathian people. Their are many books to this series and it is very good. Her leopard people series is also very good. Thank you for a chance to enter your giveaway.
conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tammy said...

I just added your Etsy shop as a favorite.
conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Patty said...

I am always looking for a good book to read so I glanced at some of the answers. I read The Shack and hated it, but I don't know why. It just hit me wrong. I also read The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo and the 2 that followed. I enjoyed them, but felt that if the author hadn't died after writing the 3rd book, he would have written another to "pull everything together". I felt like the story was't finished. Guess that's not much help. But a really wonderful book is Heaven is for Real.

Linda said...

HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA GFC!

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Linda said...

HI! YOU MIGHT LIKE "THE CHRISTMAS LIST"! THANK YOU FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Kaynik said...

I would recommend a book if I'd read anything lately. Unfortunately I never get much of a chance to read :-( How about Readers Digest.

Kay
ktreve(at) hotmail (dot) com

Michigan Gal said...

I liked Jeffrey Archer's "A Prisoner of Birth." It's kind of an adult version of the Prince and the Pauper. Thanks for partying with us!

Michigan Gal said...

I am now following your Etsy shop.

Michigan Gal said...

I am now also following your blog. Thanks!

MissEnota Minnesota said...

Hello from Minnesota! Maybe you have read them already as they are quite popular but I like Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce mysteries.

Alison said...

I have been trying to read Anna Karenina before the movie comes out!

RoseMary said...

The Memory Quilt by T.D.Jakes

RoseMary said...

Sorry, hit the button to fast.
Nice blog

Marcia W. said...

Lately my reading is quilty: Skip the Borders. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cherise said...

I already follow you via gfc! :)

Cherise said...

I follow your etsy shop! :)

Dolores Fegan said...

Ahhh! have to admit I have not read a book lately, but I do make lots of bookmarks and always give children's books away.

Dolores Fegan said...

Am a new follower!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

good book...Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna WeAVER..

thanks!!!

Heather said...

The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas.

Heather said...

I'm a new follower.

Heather said...

I liked your Etsy shop.

Candice said...

I favorites your etsy shop!! YAY-

Candice said...

We love the Michael Vey series (only 2 are out so far) around here- they are good for adults too :)

Mary Marcotte said...

I'm a librarian (and a reader, too) and gladly recommend "The Commoner" by John Burnham Schwartz. I recently reviewed it on my blog (love it). Thanks for participating in the blog hop party!
Mary (fleurdelisquilts.blogspot.com)

Judy said...

I am a follower!

Judy said...

Anything by Debbie Macomber

Kelli said...

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani. Recently read it and loved it. :)

Kelli said...

I am a long time follower. :)

Kelli said...

Just favorited your shop on Etsy. Thanks for the chance to win. Love that slipper pattern!!

joyce said...

Debbie Macomber's Inn at Rosé Harbor

joyce said...

I am a GFC follower.

Mary Ann said...

I like the Spenser novels by Robert Parker.

Mary Ann said...

Added your shop to my favorites

i'm beccy. said...

Holiday reading...we got Wombat Divine (kids Christmas book) that has been a favorite this year, and also several Jan Brett books. Grown up reading...this year I have really enjoyed Josephine Tey, Charles Martin, the book Saphires and Garlic... Happy reading and thanks for the great giveaway!

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I'm reading The Secret Life of the Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. It's rather a youths' book but it's precios. Lovely lecture for the holidays without having to concentrate too hard. :-)
My next one will be the new Umberto Eco novel, something to concentrate harder, again! :-)

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I follow you via GFC.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I favourited your Etsy shop. I use the same e-mail-address as on my GFC account.
Thanks for offering!

Lyndsey said...

I've just reread The Hobbit. I'm hoping the film will stick to the book.

Gina said...

A short history of tractors in Ukrainian .

Becky said...

I'm a reader so I could recommend many titles. Have you read Marie Bostwick's book A Single Thread. I also just finished The Giving Quilt by Jennifer Cheverani. Both were great reads! Thanks for a great giveaway!

CaroleM said...

"With or without you" by Carole Matthews. Or anything by Carole Matthews!

Sis-O said...

I used to read as a passion and past time and now...mostly quilting books. How about Victoria F. Wolfe's new 15 Minutes of Play? Thank you for the give away.

Sis-O said...

I favorited your ETSY.

Sis-O said...

I am a follower. :)

Lil Bean / CraftyHourMom said...

Classic read: Pride & Prejudice! Or other Jane Austen. I will probably read it for the dozenth (or so) time this Christmas, if I get the time. :) T

Lil Bean / CraftyHourMom said...

Oops - sorry - meant to say at the end of my first comment: Thanks for the chance! I'm a GFC too.

barbara woods said...

i am a follower

barbara woods said...

i love all clive cluslers books

Katkat said...

Anyt

Katkat said...

Anything by Jody Piccoult.

Deb said...

I like Brandilyn Collins mysteries. The latest one I finished was Gone to Ground.

Lisa Cox said...

I favorited your Etsy shop

Lisa Cox said...

I'm not sure what type of books you like, but I am hooked on the In Death series by JD Robb. They are about a cop in the future.

NM_Creatrix said...

Uhm, love the slippers!

Mommarock said...

If you haven't already, read The Hunger Games series. I read all three. I read them three days in a row and couldn't put them down. They were awesome!!

Theresa said...

I just read Gone Girl - if you like mysteries, that's a good one.

Theresa said...

GFC follower

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