Monday, September 3, 2007

100th Post & Give Away!

So this is my 100th post. To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to have a give away contest of sorts. Let's get to the goods.




First, I wanted to give some things away that really mean something to me. I knew instantly that it would be a prized quilt (!!!!!!), fabric, and some of the soap and sugar scrub that I make and sell on my website. Sounded good in my head. But, when it came down to actually picking which quilt I would give away . . . not so good anymore. This is kind of what went on in my head:

Give away a quilt? Are you crazy? Quilts are like one of your most favoritest things in the world! How are you going to part with one? You seek quilts everywhere you go. You shop for them. You beg, borrow and steal them. You make them. When you get a new one you bring it home and feel like you can give it a home that it so justly deserves. Now your planning on giving one away?

When it came down to seriously choosing one to give away (gulp!) I felt like that poor woman in the movie "Sophie's Choice" that had to decide which child to, well, um . . . well . . . you know.

Whew.

So, I choose this quilt. It is a vintage hand-sewn crib quilt with the cutest rabbits all over it. You might remember I have mentioned it before here.




I'm also going to send the lucky winner some Halloween fabric remnants. Just over the weekend I finished a Halloween quilt and used both of these fabrics. With all of you crafty gals that visit here now-and-again I thought this fabric could be put to good use by you.



Finally, the person who rips the quilt out of my loving hands will also get to choose 3 bars of soap and 1 sugar scrub from my website. You'll have to go there and see whatcha' like. You can click on the link at the top left of this page. Go now. I'll still be here when you get back.

So here's the deal. Leave a comment here to this post. I'll pick a winner by random draw on Wednesday at 8:00pm and announce the winner on Thursday. Sounds easy enough. Easy enough for you anyway. I still have to come to terms with the fact that I'm parting with one of my favorite quilts. (That and I will have to conduct the drawing, request mailing address, box up the goods, take it to the post office. Like I need another thing to do. Yeah. Sounds "easy enough"!)

You can only enter once. Repeat entries will be deleted. But, I'll never know if you have family and friends enter for you.

Good luck!
dana

18 comments:

Blue Yonder said...

HOLY STINKING COW!!!!! Pick me! Pick me!!!! Oh my gosh, Dana, you have pushed the 100th post celebration to the limit! I am seriously going to spend the next three days on pins and needles! So fun! Okay, me and my exclamation points are off to do an excited little dance now :-)

Sarah and Jack said...

Here is how I see the giving away a quilt thing. If you put something you love out there, you will be blessed by easily finding something else you love in return.

I swear it works. Every time I pass along a tablecloth, I find a few new ones within a week or so!

dawnkristine said...

How selfless of you! Love your blog...I would love a chance to own one of your prize quilts!

Paula said...

Wow, Dana! How generous and kind of you!

Blessings on you and your family!

Caralyn said...

This is great! :)

Mrs. Kroon said...

Wow. I'm impressed that you're willing to go this far. Giving away a quilt is pretty darn amazing, especially when it comes out of your wonderful collection. I'm commenting for the first time on your blog, but I've been a regular reader for quite some time. This was enough to bring me out of the shadows!

Christy said...

Oh Dana! Be strong sweetie! Know that it'll go to a good new home. :) And I'm with Sarah on parting with something you love, then finding another something to love.

Congrats on your 100th post!

Lois said...

Me, pick me! I seriously do not know how you can part with the quilt. Love your blog!

Trevor said...

How can you part with a quilt? Wow!

Old School Acres said...

WOW!! Someone is going to be very happy! *fingers crossed* ;)

Kim said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I've enjoyed reading your blog! Best wishes for the future! :)

capello said...

i heart crazy people. and you, my dear, are the craziest of the bunch for giving away a quilt. i heart you so much.

and that halloween fabric rocks too!

Amelia said...

That quilt seems to have my name on it somewhere.... :o) *GRIN*

mary said...

I just found your blog through a chain of others who have mentioned you. Your blog is awesome! I just sent my oldest off to K last week and you blogged my mind! Congrats on your 100th post!=)

crafty carolinagirl said...

What an amazing giveaway. I came across your blog from fresh vintage and have enjoyed reading your posts.

Congrats on your 100th post!

Chic Girl said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

Anonymous said...

The soap looks lovely in these pictures! Thank you for the post! I am going to add it to my collection of soap recipes here.

bettyninja said...

I am nearing my 100th post and I think I will be copying you. Maybe I'll give away a quilt. I love the second place idea too.