Friday, July 11, 2008

Technical issues & quilt giveaway news




So, we got a new computer and I'm in the process of getting all the settings the way I like it and transferring data and all that really cool stuff that I hate to do. I just can't figure out this monitor. It is a wide screen and I've finally got the resolution where it needs to be but now the text on everything seems so small. Well, it is small. Surely there is a way to correct this but those turkeys at the computer store don't go to work until some lame-o hour like 9am or something so I'm left to sit here and wait. (Just in case you know what I need to know I'm operating Windows XP. Monitor is 20" wide screen. I've already set the resolution for 1680 x 1050.)

Anywho, I got the quilt back from the long-arm quilter and only need to put the binding on it and I'm ready to give it away here. Oh, and I'll probably wash it so that it gets that lovely wrinkly, crinkly look that I love about quilts. I'm shooting for early next week!! Just to jog your memory: Made with Ginger Blossom from Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller. And, it is a nice big one too.

I cannot believe that I'm giving this away. Seriously. I love it so very much. Very pink and green. ::Om:: ::Om:: ::Om:: I'm trying to find my place of inner peace. ::Om:: ::Om::

For my first quilt giveaway I offered extra entries if you posted about it on your blog. And, even more entries if you posted the giveaway graphic in your sidebar. I'm thinking of doing the same thing again . . . but NOT YET . . . ONLY ONCE IT KICKS OFF. But, I'm also thinking of giving away big time extra entries (like 50) to anyone that makes a video that tells why they should win the quilt. The only criteria for the video is that is make at least one member of my family (me, Razor, Boo or Licious) laugh out loud. The video must be uploaded to YouTube and posted on your blog. I'm willing to do this cause I bet there would only be 1 or 2 of you crazy cats that would actually do this and because I think it would be rip-roaring good fun.

Ok. So, I'm sorry there are no photos of the quilt to tease you with but I have provided links for you to go see the fabric at least.

Please tell me I'll get the kinks worked out with the new computer soon!

-dana

34 comments:

Regina said...

I will definitely be sure my video camera is all charged up!!

Amy said...

ok hubby just informed me for internet explorer go to view then to text size and poof...whatever you want...I am in shock and aawww right now. I never knew that existed. Hope this helps!

Renna said...

For 50 extra entries to win one of your quilts, I'd do it in a heartbeat IF I had a video camera.

I guess, not having a camera will keep my dignity intact. ;-Þ

Natalie said...

Oh....my poor video camera isn't here yet. We ordered it and it hasn't come yet. Boo Hoo. I want that quilt so much. I myself haven't ever had a home made quit of my own. My daughter has had a few and I haven't ever made one for myself. Boohoo....I really would love a quilt made out of such lovely fabrics. I will have to see if I can figure something out.

Em said...

Holy cow - this sounds like fun! I can't wait until it's actually open for entries!!!

Tipper said...

I cannot believe you are going to give that beautiful quilt away! You are so so generous!

p.s. If you liked Paul's song that much-you can add it to your player-if you want! See you tomorrow.

Amy said...

Ummm - I have no idea on the tech stuff. . . I usually have to ask my hubby or google - lol that I put those in them same category!

I love the fabrics you have used! I can't believe you are giving it away either - do you make others to keep? I don't think I could part with it.

sarah, rsm said...

I can't wait to see the quilt ... and I can't believe you are giving it away ... girlfriend, you ROCK! I don't have a video camera but if I did, I'd make several and YOU ALL would laugh!!!!

:) Sarah

rhonda jean said...

Hi Dana, how generous of you. It's a fabulous giveaway. I have no video camera but I'd love to be in the draw for this. I'll post about it on my blog too, so prepare for incoming. LOL!

amy said...

oh my. i can hardly wait!

Christina Joy said...

Sooooo, the giveaway is not open to entries yet...? Cause I am RARIN' to go! You know I have one funny kid! And I luuuuurrrrve quilts.c

purplegiraffes said...

I think you are INSANE again - how can you give away these gorgeous pieces of art?? Having said that, I'll definitely be in the running - am going to charge up the video camera and think of something cool coz I really want to win ;)

The Coopers said...

No need for pics..I can just imagine the quilt now~! Oh how exciting!

Helz said...

What are you Doing Girl... ?1?1 You do have someone checking on you occasionally... Yeah? Ginger Blossoms too Boot - Middle Child ???

Tine said...

For 50 extra entries I would not hesitate to make a fool of myself! I'm already thinking of what to do to make atleast one of you laugh.....

laura said...

I think you're going to have more videos than you realize! ha, ha. I hope you will link to them all, and if I figure out how to download videos to utube, I might throw my name in the hat! Esp for 50 extra entries - wow!! However, all that said, are you SURE you want to part with something that you love so much?? Maybe consider keeping it. :)

Sarah Pead said...

oh i can't wait for the giveaway to begin! you've inspired me to do lots of quilting...a craft that has stayed strong in my family, in which I never thought I would become serious about...but it's just so wonderful! i also wanted to let you know about a frabric designer named Amy Butler. She designs some of the most beautiful fabrics I've ever seen. I recently made a pillow with some of her fabric and made a quilt inspired by her as well. You can see her fabrics and other work at www.amybutlerdesign.com. You must check it out - I know you'll love it!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Bring on the giveaway! That is so especially nice of you.

Pam said...

Wow! what a generous soul you are! Blessings to you.

Tracy said...

Another generous giveaway Dana. I would love to be in the draw and will post about it on my blog but unfortunately I don't have a video camera because I would love 50 extra entries.

Lizzie said...

That's a very generous offer! Please count me in. No blog, I'm afraid, so I can't do that bit!

Rita said...

What fun! Thank you! Count me in please. I don't have a blog at least not yet.

sarah, rsm said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPS! I just found out I can make short videos with my cell phone! Gotta love those cell phones! :) Cuz I'm lovin' me that quilt!!!!!!!!!!!

Nicole said...

wow! pink and green is my fav color combo! im staying tuned for sure!

Rabbit said...

It sounds like a beautiful quilt. I think it's really nice of you to offer the give away. I can't afford a video cam but if I could I'd be happy to make a video. Quilting is one of the few crafts I've never been much good at. I'd love to win one. Even if I don't thank you for the opportunity.
Rabbit fu_inle at hotmail dot com

Helen said...

This quilt is stunning! The winner will be sooooooo lucky! I'm staying tuned!

mamabug said...

The video idea is great!! Sorry I have no way of doing it but....still great. Can't wait to see the lucky winner.......wish it were me!

Artfulife said...

Oh sign me up! I would love to win the quilt. Can't wait to hear more about it.

mandychadwick said...

Wow! This is very generous of you I am going to have to start thinking of what I can do....hummmmmmm? :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this quilt. My daughter will be getting married soon and she would adore it. I hope that I get lucky!

Kim N said...

I am sure the quilt is amazing! I will have to think up a good video to increase my chances of winning. :)

Rhonda said...

Hello Dana,
You dont know me but I feel like I know you. You see your friends Russ and Rhonda are really good friends of mine and I have heard many wonderful things about you and YES they are the best quilters in the world. This is an awesome giveaway and it is truly a beautiful gift. By the way I love the soap your friends let me sample some. Good talking with you and I hope that we will meet soon.

Rhonda

Koningskind said...

A video can be made. I wonder if you will understand it if it is in dutch. :-)))
I'm sure it will be an amazing quilt.

Anonymous said...

If you want to save a youtube video into your computer.
you can use many software that there are out there. Also i will recommend you to use MP4 format to download as they are in high quality.
There is an article explaining the procedure http://quizilla.teennick.com/stories/15928890/the-easiest-way-to-download-youtube-videos