Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway Day!

Good morning! It is wet, chilly, and gray here today. I'm hoping for a little bit of sun later in the week. I decided to make a little mug rug/mini quilt for the Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway. It's not quilted and bound yet, but it will be by the time I send it. I used some of the leftover triangle squares from the supernova quilt I'm working on:
triangle mug rug 
I will include a few notions from my stash for the winner, too. :) And the giveaway is open to everyone--I'll ship internationally if needed.
To win, please leave a comment telling me one thing you're planning or otherwise looking forward to this summer. Make sure you aren't a no-reply blogger; if you're not sure what that is then include your email address in your comment. If I can't contact you, you can't win! The giveaway will be open until May 25 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Thanks for stopping by and don't miss all the wonderful giveaways over at Sew, Mama, Sew!

One more thing--if you're new to my site, I invite you to look around a little bit; I've written several quilting and other sewing tutorials that you can find linked up in the menu bar... or just click here for the tutorial list. Have a great day!

160 comments:

Martina said...

Oh how lovely! I am looking forward to spend as much time as I can in our wonderful garden!

Anita said...

Very nice! Some of my favorites there.

We're going to the beach...I can't wait. =)

Thank you.

Katrin said...

I plan on hand seing while laying in the sun. If the weather stays fine! Thanks!

ircabbit said...

Cuuute, I love the colors you combined.

I am looking forward to stone fruits this summer! I just had my first taste of apricots last weekend and they were sooo good.

drmithome said...

Looking forward to getting away for a week or so.

CMEH said...

I have a trip to the beach planned that I am counting down the days for! Looking forward to sand, water and relaxation!

KD-Quilts said...

I'm looking forward to spending many days on the beach! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sabrina said...

Super cute mug rug.

I just enjoy being outside during the summer, rather it is fishing with my husband or watching my daughter play in her little pool. Memories are made!

stephmabry said...

This summer I'm looking forward to getting a bunch of work done on our house! We have to finish two bathrooms and two bedrooms and then we'll have remodeled EVERY room - fingers crossed that it all goes smoothly! :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Sonia B said...

Cute, cute, cute. We're making our annual trek to Yellowstone! Can't wait. Thanks for the chance.

bee*in*the*balm said...

the renovation finishing soon
fingers crossed! treevt80 at yahoo dot com

Carol said...

what a cute little quilt! Thanks for the chance to win it!

This summer, actually next month, our first granddaughter arrives, so we will be spending a lot of time with her. :-)

Carol (NJ)

Jo said...

I am looking forward to many things this summer! 1. Finishing up some special order aprons
2. taking our 3 girls to the ocean for their 1st time!
www.cariboogals.blogspot.com

Rose said...

I am so looking forward to home-grown vegetables. What a super giveaway. Thank you.

Ritapizza said...

It's gonna be such a cute mini quilt! I love the jewel tone colors with the coal grey! Looks super fab, Vicki! I'm looking forward to free time to sew with my grandma who has moved back home from Houston!

Jamie @Terrabyte Farm said...

LOVE those colors! I bet your Supernova is amazing! I am looking forward to taking my kids to their favorite swimming spot and having lots of free time to sew and craft.

Calikisses said...

No set plans yet, but I'm looking forward to going boating!

Jingle said...

I am looking forward to a bit of extra creative time!!! YAY! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Grams said...

Sewing, visiting Grands, and staying cool if I can are at the top of my list.

Cliodana said...

great block. this summer i plan to sew picnic bag for my triplets. thank's for the giveaway

Krista said...

Look forward to seeing the kids from Arizona. Wish you could come, too--miss you all!!

amber said...

I love the mini quilt. I am moving to virgina this summer, to be by my twin sister. this summer is going to rock!

Caitlin said...

I'm looking forward to spending a LOT of time a the pool with my girls! Thanks for the giveaway, Vicki!

Christina said...

I'm looking forward to morning sickness stopping! christina112358 at gmail dot com

Patti said...

Well, I'm just getting the yard cleaned up, so I can hardly wait until the hammock is up and I can snooze or read on a sunny afternoon! Love the fabrics you are using in the mugrug. Thanks for the giveaway.

Melissa Palmer said...

Looking forward to lots of swimming!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

Lael said...

Finishing UFOs! There are quite a few.

Pippa Parsons said...

Im looking forward to 8 weeks of lie ins when the kids dont have school :)

~ Julie ~ said...

I'm looking forward to cooking on the BBQ so my kitchen doesn't get so messy! I love the colors in your mini quilt! I would sure love to hang it on the wall in my sewing room! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway! :)

MissEnota Minnesota said...

What's not to look forward to? Spending time at the lake, sewing with my mom, grilling outside and gardening. Oh, and garage sales.

Bethany said...

Fun love the colors. Every summer my Mother in law takes all four of my kids for a week and I get a week off. that is what I look forward to the most!

sookhyun said...

i've been following your blog for over a year now and wanted to take this chance to tell you how creative and fun you are. this weekend i hope to spend some quality time with my hubby. for july 4 weekend, we will be going to nag's head, NC. thanks for the giveaway : )

The Mayo Family said...

Hello~
Wow...fun!
I will be looking forward to camping with my family this summer!
Thank you for a chance to win this!
Blessings~
Lori~Marie

Laura said...

I'm looking forward to spending more time with my family and having more time to sew this summer!

Strawberry Patch said...

Looking forward to sunshine time in the garden

Amy said...

Wow. What a cool prize. This summer I am looking forward to going to Squam Art Workshops for the first time and picking produce from my new vegetable garden - I finally live somewhere with a yard to plant in! Hurrah!

Pink Stitches said...

I'm looking forward to our family trip to DisneyWorld! So excited!!

Kristy said...

That tiny snippet of Mendocino could be the first piece of Mendocino I own! Please, oh please, pick me! I don't have anything fancy planned for the summer except visiting family :)

Michell said...

I have no idea how my comment above was post Anonymous but if you could delete it and here it is again

The one thing I am waiting for summer is actually waiting for summer as just heading into winter here

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

My plan for the summer is to get engaged. LOL

Mary
iammaryburke@gmail.com

captainsharmie said...

i am trying to go to halifax to visit some friends this summer :)

Charlotte said...

Unfortunately it's heading into winter for me but I plan to do lots of crafting!

Nanbon44 said...

so cute, and I just love the mug rugs... for this summer I will be home taking care of a ill husband and I look forward to him recovering..

Kirsten N said...

Looking forward to relaxing in the back yard and reading a book in the sun. Thanks for the chance to win.

kelly said...

I'm looking forward to enjoying the sun and planting and caring for a garden. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Rebma said...

Cute. :)

We live in hawaai, so i'm looking forward to a lot of bbq's at the beach with the fam. :)

magma.bebe@gmail.com

Barbara said...

I'm looking forward to spending time on our newly renovated porch.

The colors in the mug rug are beautiful. Love those jewel tones.

Candied Fabrics said...

GREAT color combo Vicki! We're headed to lake Almanour for a whole week of vacation in under 3 weeks and I...can't...wait!!!!!

Addibrae said...

I'm looking forward to the warm weather and possibly some travel.

Danny Heyen said...

I would love to win this! I'm looking forward to swimming with Miss Maze. We tried once and she screamed. Loud.

@pril said...

I like summer breezes.

Anne said...

I can't wait to dig into a big juicy watermelon with my family. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

tartankiwi said...

Hmmm, we're heading into winter now brrr, but I'm looking forward to summer fruit fresh from the garden already- yum!

Marissa said...

I have 3 summer quilt projects. 2 ate ufo's & one newFO. One of my projects is a twin sized quilt that I an hamd quilting. So I am going to be quilt
Quite busy this summer.

cllcraft said...

I'm looking forward to the arrival of a new granddaughter in August!

Alisa said...

Looking forward to a couple of road trips this summer. One to Oregon and one to Alberta to visit my sister and her family.

Also love working in my gardens and hanging my laundry out to dry. Doesn't take much to keep me happy. :-)

Brown Buttons said...

I'm looking forward to longer daylight hours towards the end of the year (I'm in the southern hemisphere) for the longer sessions of Christmas gift finishing. Thank you

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

It's almost winter here in Australia, but every summer I look forward to crafting while out on Picnics.

Sis-O said...

Grandchildren moving to my city next month. Can't wait! thank you.

Irenoski88 said...

I just bought my first flat and I'm looking forward to decorating it! I live in Barcelona, Spain.

Cheryl Gomez said...

I am starting my next master's degree! I can't wait.

Kay said...

What a gorgeous giveaway, thank you. I am looking forward to our annual trip strawberry picking with the children and then jam making.
ks.eyles@yahoo.co.uk

Jamie @ the Backless Shirt Blog said...

Love the triangles. I'm getting up the nerve to try my first quilt. This could be my daily inspiration!
This summer, I'm working part time to spend time with my kids (and hopefully have more time to sew and blog)!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Jamie

elflyn said...

Love the grey accent.
I'm looking forward to stone fruit and sunflowers.

Christine said...

I'm looking forward to the first English strawberries, and evenings on the beach

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm looking forward to going to Bermuda this summer - I've never been!

T said...

I'm looking forward to returning to work in Greece, everything is so up-in-the-air about the future but it's good to know that this summer, I will be there

Lee said...

i am looking forward to visiting with my college kids home for the summer! thank you!

Krystina said...

Having a baby! Can't wait!

Jenny said...

I'm looking forward to the Olympics this summer! I'm hoping there'll be a great atmosphere here in London.

animalpsychiatry (at) gmail.com

Audrey said...

I will be getting out of the heat of New Orleans and staying with a friend in Boston who is a wonderful quilter. Will attempt to try my first quilt!

Amy DeCesare said...

This summer I'm looking forward to lots of baseball, amusement parks, and just enjoying my two teenage boys. (The youngest will be 13 next month!)

Brianna said...

I am most looking forward to attending my brother in laws wedding! I get to hold my God Son in his little khakis!

Amy said...

I'm looking forward to swimming again. And gardening, reading, baking. And sewing. Taking naps and walks... and realxing amongst manic sewing!

Angie said...

Super cute little quilt :) This summer I'm moving into a new house. I have lots of painting and fixing up to do.

enbartlett said...

This summer I'm planning to start going to the farmer's market and expand my vegetable knowledge.

JLinnet said...

Love the colors! Thanks.

Sharon said...

I'm looking forward to an Alaskan cruise in July.

Sharon Murray said...

we're moving so we're busy getting situsted for the big move. love thsi mug rug

Sangeetha said...

growing my own vegetables

Jessica said...

i'm looking forward to my first girl's weekend away since my son was born.
thanks for the giveaway!

ameetsz said...

Love some HST's! I'm looking forward to the arrival of my third child this summer in late June. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anne said...

Planning to do more sewing of course! Thanks.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

Beautiful mug rug. I am looking forward to the birth of my first great-nephew in July.

Shayla Sharp said...

Can't wait for school to be out! That is going to be a gorgeous mug rug!

Cinnamon said...

Love the mug rug! And I just checked out the quilt binding tutorial. I need all the help I can get, and all those pictures are perfect.

Margaret said...

I'm planning to do a lot of bike-riding with my daughter.

Trish said...

We are going to Vancouver Island for a vacation this summer. It's time for our landlocked prairie kids to meet the ocean for the first time.

Lisa said...

Spending time with my grandson! I love the mug rugs and never have made on yet, would love to win and cherish! Thank you for such a thoughtful gift!

Rie said...

Summer is just a dream for me... as it's heading into Winter here in Australia! But in Summer I love to get out & about and takes lots of photos, in Winter I love to curl up on the couch & crochet!

Jackie said...

Wow this is so cute, I love the colors and the contrast against the grey!
I'm most looking forward to being able to hang out in the backyard and have cookouts.
Thanks for the chance to win!
jackieinmi67@gmail.com

Morgan said...

Excited for the first non-backyard camping with the kids, ages 3 & 1.

Jessica Helen said...

beautiful! i'm looking forward to spending time with my gorgoeus family!

Nancy in IN said...

Love the HST quilt. I am looking forward to ripe tomatoes from my garden along with cucumbers.

wooLynn said...

I love the colors with the grey. I am looking forward to my son's wedding and all of the planning leading up to it!

Laura said...

I'm looking forward to the beach and my friend's wedding

Nancy L said...

I'm looking forward to spending time enjoying the waterfront of our fine city as the weather warms up.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I fully intend to spend the better part of this summer thanks for a chance

Sue said...

I'm looking forward to a couple of weddings this summer. A little road trip with each, to parts of the country I haven't seen yet.

majorasue(at)hotmail(dot)com

deserae said...

I am going to Yellowstone with my family!

Danielle said...

I'm planning on being really productive in my sewing room this summer. I also have 10 chickens to take care of and I'm taking a trip to Colorado in July to visit family. Thanks for the giveaway!

thegoose said...

I'll be heading to a wedding in Greece this summer.

Binks said...

...drool... I hope I win.
I can't wait for hot dogs!!!!

Sasha said...

I'm moving house! Currently 11 days before my baby is due, I have my fingers crossed, but I'm thinking she'll make an early arrival, should be fun!?!

Steph and Carlos said...

How great does the quilt look with bright colours and grey through it. I need to remember that!! I think we are traveling to Japan for Summer actually!! I should follow that up...lol

xo Steph

Hilachas said...

I'm planning a trip to the beach this summer. I like the colors you've chosen for the mat you're giving away. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love the summer. There is so much more free time for me, and hopefully I can get some sewing and quilting done.

Emma said...

The thing I was most looking forward to happened this weekend - I had tickets for England's first test match of the summer.

Allison C said...

We just bought our first house so I'm looking forward to making it ours by painting and decorating.

Kris said...

I'm looking forward to swimming at the pool and having nice weather.

Rachel M said...

I'm looking forward to my baby brother's wedding this summer! Thanks for the chance to win!

ravensrascals (at) gmail (dot) com

Gill said...

Gorgeous!
I'm looking forward to going to Ireland in the summer!

Tricia said...

I'm looking forward to long summer days outside with my boys.

Hannah said...

looking forward to getting our building work done and having an awesome new space for summer!

ELNM said...

We're planning a vacation, which is always fun, and we just planted a garden, which will be fun (and a little work). Beautiful piecing - I would love to win! Thanks!

Marcia W. said...

I like to spend time outside as the daylight hours increase. Of course, I always look forward to watermelon in the afternoon too.

Second Chance Tan said...

Oooo this reminds me of the bee block I made for my stash bee this month - lovely.
I am looking forward to chilling out

2ne said...

Going to Greece soon :-)

Rebecca said...

I am looking forward to welcoming my little boy into the world in 1 month!

Sara said...

I'm looking forward to much needed family time!

JustPam said...

I am just looking forward to the long hot days. Summer is my favorite season.

Sue said...

I am planning on working on my Christmas quilts and gift bags so I am ready this year....for a change.

Cricket said...

I really want to slow down and enjoy the summer with my kids. If that's all I do, I'll be happy. (They, of course, want to go to Hershey Park)

lil'monkeysmama said...

A great giveaway! I am looking forward to taking it easy this summer. Sitting in the back, giggling with my kids, drinking lemonade.
smcintosh12(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

great color combo.
i plan to get some sun after such a cold winter.
thank you,
cid
cidtwoatcoxdotnet

Tamie said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I can't wait to spend some time at my cabin in the mountains this summer. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

Victoria said...

I cannot wait to get to South Haven Michigan this summer.

Sallie said...

snowcones! Thanks for the giveaway!

EmpressC said...

Can't wait to have the sunlight in my face when I'm off work and I can quilt well into the dawn

Abby said...

Oooh! I love the colors you used in that quilt! so pretty!

I am really looking forward to buying new stuff for my college room. I'm moving to college in the fall and there's all kinds of new things I need, like sheets. So it's kinda fun because I get to play interior decorator a bit :D

Thanks for doing the giveaway!
dramallama56(at)hotmail(dot)com

J said...

Can't wait for the ice cream and the tennis games

B Greene said...

Love the gray in your mug rug! I am looking forward to spending time with my sister and parents this summer - every moment is precious! Thanks for the chance to win!

hueisei said...

I'm planning to stay at home and make a quilt for my sis and mum.

Lora said...

We live in Virginia Beach, so there are lots of beach days ahead. We are also going to Niagara Falls for vacation.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Sal Merrick said...

I'm hoping for a bit of sun this year so I can actually get out in the garden :-)

Amy said...

We are planning a few vacations but mostly just relaxing and enjoying the warm weather! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

thehappycrochetchic said...

i want to make a quilt for my bed (queen sz) and some things for my kids like pillowcases and such also some crocheted items...

Reb Thack said...

Camping in lassen national park!

Irina said...

I'm planning to enjoy my newborn and hopefully build my stock for selling at a Christmas market

Ann said...

Going to a high school friend's wedding and it should be a great reunion.

pbs.seams said...

Staying at home this summer, sewing most of it.

lorraine said...

im looking forward to lots of knitting and spinning :) raineoc@yahoo.com

VickiT said...

That is going to be a beautiful mug rug. Love it.

One thing I'm looking forward to this summer is ripe tomatoes. It seems those in the store are going downhill more and more each year. Even the 'vine ripened' tomatoes don't have much of a taste. Sad. I love tomatoes so last year we bought some great planters that will actually water them when they need more so it's great.

sntbosch said...

not having to get everyone out the door on time every morning.
sntbosch(at)msn(dot)com

JenJohnson said...

fishing with my hubby!!

sandyandcosmo said...

Looking forward to a week at the beach with my family!

Kathy H said...

Very pretty. I plan on making some ocean pillowcases for my kids.

atabanana29 said...

We plan on going swimming...alot! mjalfano19 AT gmail DOT com

Jill said...

We've got 4 weddings in the span of 3 weeks. Yikes! I love the mug rug! I'd put this at my sewing table!

佩仪pueyyee said...

we are planning to go back to hometown in malaysia.

thanks for the chance.


waipueyyee at gmail dot com

Kiza said...

That's going to be an adorable mug rug! Thank you for the chance to win it. :)

This summer, I plan on spending a lot of time at the pool with my kids. Living in the desert it's just about the ONLY way to cool off!

fern said...

I love the mug rug!!! This summer I'm excited to visit family in north carolina, a wedding in wisconsin, and throw my best friend a baby shower!

Southern Gal said...

Our annual beach vacation! Thanks.

Lori said...

so pretty
looking forward to all the vegie gardening this year
quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

chimes said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I always participate in giveaway day (with my own giveaway) but was traveling this time around. :(

I'm looking forward to my first flight ever: To Boston, MA.

Also, I loooooove getting pre-patched items to use for my zippy bags.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

This is so cute. I love the colors. And, I love the Ruffle Crush quilt. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for this lovely giveaway!

Holly said...

so pretty! I'm looking forward to having six of my college friends visit me this summer, some of whom I haven't seen in almost 20 years!

Kaje said...

Can't wait for fresh local corn-on-the-cob and strawberries! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cal said...

We are heading into Winter here down under, and I am not looking forward to it. We h
ave a trip planned for July, but I am nor sure how enjoyable it will be! Maybe if we make it to the snow we will be happier!

ambjer said...

i'm most looking forward to our second girls weekend trip to Door County (WI)

ambjer (at) gmail.com