Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ya say it's your birthday . . .

Well it's my birthday too! So I'm giving away one of my most favoritest books. I love it for the illustrations.






Dude! Check it!





It's a book for fabric lovers. It could be YOUR book. Leave a comment telling me what fabric you are trying to justify buying and you'll be entered for a chance to win. I'll pick a winner Saturday, January 17.

Good luck!

-dana

86 comments:

APRIL said...

"Happy Birthday to you"
"Happy Birthday to you"
"Happy Birthday dear, Dana"
"Happy Birthday to youuuu"

I'm not into fabric really but my mom LOVES them and is a quilter. I'd like to win this book for her.

Hope you have a great day!

April

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!
I want ANY Anna Maria Horner fabric.
My problem is not the buying, but the choosing which to buy and what to do with it.
This looks like a really groovy book.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I'm always trying to justify lots of fabric! This month I've been avoiding my favorite spots to shop - I just can't be tempted :)

Cinnamon*Sticks Boutique said...

Dude Happy Birthday! ;o)

I don't sew, I wish I could but it's not my calling. Yet I still have this strange love of fabric. I have a stash of fat quarters tucked away under my work bench. I just love to look at them. Something about the collage of bright and happy colors brings a little joy to my soul. Maybe someday I'll make a quilt.
Canela

Ashley Ann said...

Happy birthday Dana!

That book looks super cool! There are a lot of great giveaways to sign up for today. I'm having one too!

I hope your day is super special!

osagebluffquilter said...

Happy Happy Birthday.
Well I am trying to justify pink, pink and more pink for my soon to be 1st granddaughter! I got to go see the 3-D ultra sound Monday. She is a princess!
Patti

mommymae said...

happy birthday!

anna naria horner's new good folks line.

craftydiane said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! My birthday is Jan. 27th and I have two brothers both born in January! It is a great month. I love all of anna maria horner's fabrics but haven't bought any as of yet. I have to decide on something great to make with them first! I love the book you are giving away. I can't believe you are parting with it!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

~Michelle~ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

I'm eye-balling the Zippity Doo Dah line (the whole thing)...the new Anna Maria Horner Good Folks line in the adriatic colorway...and of course, Tula Pink's Neptune line coming up! Fabric goodness!

badhuman said...

Happy Birthday! I really want the David Walker Robots fabric but don't know what I would use it for.

Lene said...

Happy Birthday Dana!

I am a fan of Heather Bailey's Freshcut fabric line.

Kelly Bennett said...

Happy Birthday! Im trying to justify buying fabric for a "scrap" quilt........my hubby thinks im nuts!

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday!

I want to buy a bunch of fabrics that resemble the ones my great-grandmother used in a quilt so that I can make one for myself. :)

Vanessa said...

Let me wish you a Happy Birthday - you share your birthday with my gorgeous seven year old son - but I am a little biased ! I love all fabric and I am always tempted to buy fabric - my favourite fabrics are ANY fabrics I can quilt, patchwork, make into bags or wear !
Please choose me !!!

Love - Vanessa - hope you have a lovely day !

Ricki said...

Ooooh Dana! Happy Birthday!

I've NEVER seen this book, it's beautiful!!!!

Right now I am coveting the Fairy Princess line here at work (I work at Clothworks Textiles). Everytime I walk thru the warehouse I look longingly at it. My problem is I don't think I can buy ALL of them and how do I chose?

sydlovesfrisbee said...

Happy Birthday Dana! Hope you have a fabulous day!

Elissa said...

oh DANA!!!! many happy returns of the day!!!!! and aren't you the super-coolest for giving someone ELSE a present??? the book looks incredible, so of course i'm in for a chance to win...

as for the fabric, OH MY. i probably won't TRY to justify anything as i have projects lined up like hungry beggars, but i have this incredible fascination with heather ross's mendocino line. great colors and all those mermaids and seaweedy sorts of stripes. they'd make a great quilt for all those quiet evenings that i spend at the beach here... HAHAHA! you know, in the frozen northeastern TUNDRA. it is, btw, currently 10 degrees.

Kathie said...

Happy Birthday!
I hope you enjoy your day.
I would love to buy the whole line of Moda Bella solids
I want to work in solids and have a few quilts I would love to make
Kathie
books looks awesome inspirational for an applique enthusiast like me!

Kellie said...

wow, thank you! I am trying to justify buying enough amy butler fabric to make an entire quilt...it'll be awhile i think!

pescbrico said...

Happy Birthday!
I just want to redo my chairs in the kitchen... since we have NO fabric shop other then WalMart... well I'm wishing to find some soon!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Amber said...

Happy Birthday! What if you try and justify every fabric purchase :-) because you already have too much!

My next justification will be Anna's new line Good Folks - can't wait to have a few of those prints.

Hope you have a great day!

Pamela said...

A very happy birthday to you! I'm lusting after Tina Given's Fairy Tiptoes so I can sew up a few things for my daughter's birthday in March.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to You!
I have to be honest and say I am not thinking of buying fabric right now...I sm still living ion baby heaven as my little one is just 2 weeks old. Although show me some really awesome "boy" fabric and I will definitly be tempted!!!

grendelsmom said...

Happy Birthday!

I've gotten hung up on Jane Sassaman's Prairie Gothic line. I don't have the skills yet to do it justice, but it got right under my skin. Santa didn't bring me any yardage so I'm trying to think of another way to get my hands on some of that lovely stuff!

hunnybunny said...

Happy Birthday to you.....
I'll stop singing now. Hope your eardrums aren't bleeding.
I vowed no more fabric until I used what I have but Michael Miller had to come out with flower fairy fabric. Thing 2's FAVORITE books, and the Apple Blossom Fairy is her twin, the baby her cousin.
Do you get to buy yourself awesome fabric for your birthday?

Loralynn said...

Happy Birthday! I am trying to keep myself from buying more Portabella Market fabric by Moda. I have enough for the quilt for my bed already. But I like that one...and that one...and that one... well, you get the idea!

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday! (How many years young?)
Right now, ANY fabric is an "extra" in my house... we're just getting into the groove since Christmas and, even though we didn't go over the top with spending, every little bit seems to have added up!
Have a very great Birthday!
Blessings, Kimberly

Susan said...

Happy Birthday, Honey-girl!!!!

FreeSpirit's Darla collection by Tanya Whelan
Cutie-patootie!

http://www.freespiritfabric.com/core-pages/gallery.php?gal_id=177

I think I might design a quilt around it . . .

Korbi said...

Micahel Miller is my fav and a happy birthday to you!

Jodi-SugarPlumStitches.com said...

DANA!!!
For the love of PETE!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY girl!
I hope that your day is filled with warmest wishes come true!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Sarah Pead said...

Oh Happy Birthday dear blogging friend. I hope today is a very cheery one filled with lots of hugs and kisses from your family. You deserve it birthday girl!

Let's see...what fabric am I trying to justify buying? The lovely designer at Cicada Daydream has just recently come out with her new line and it's filled with adorable little owls and miniature characters that I can't get enough of!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, my dear! Hope you have a great day. What a lovely book!

Casey said...

Happy Birthday!!

Right now, I've got the Lanie Jane shop open and I'm trying to jusify buying loads of charms and fat quarters. I think I may have to wait until hubby has gone away for work again though ;)

allyn said...

what a wonderful way to celebrate your own birthday and how sweet of you to think of me personally.
i fall in love with fabric i must have almost everyday, but because i am cheap and because i have huge closet full of 100's of yards of fabric, i can't possibly justify the purchase.
I WANT IT ALL and i totally have plans for all of it.

Tine said...

Happy birthday!
The book is gorgeous :)

....I am arguing the need to buy some orange robot fabric to use as part of the backing for Asks quilt....and some "feathered friends" just because it is so pretty...

Nanna said...

Happy Birthday to you!
I love love love fabrics! and especially Amy Butler fabric.
Hope your day is happy!

B said...

Just about every fabric in the store needs to come home with me because I always need it and I have a bazillion projects either on the go, or in my head waiting.

Julianna said...

Happy Birthday! How can one whittle it down to one fabric you are trying to justify buying BUT I tried to justify buying 1974 because I was BORN in 1974...seemed like a good argument to me!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday, how fun! Those pictures look amazing!
Ummm... I have to justify buying any fabric anymore because I have tons.
I really want some Tina Givens Fairy Tiptoes, or maybe some more Anna Maria Garden Party, or Amy Butler, or some awesome vintage fabric, can you tell I have a problem?

Amy said...

I want some ogranic cotton to make my girls and i matching jammies.

Em said...

Hey! I hope you have a wonderful Birthday! That's a gorgeous book you have there! I have a hard time justifying ANY fabric purchase these days... but I would love to find some great printed cordoroys so I could make a couple of cute fall dresses for my daughter to wear next year!

MelissaS said...

"You say it's your birthday
It's my birthday too, yeah
They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.
Yes we're going to a party party"

It's not really my birthday, but always think of Anthony Michael Hall sings that song in "Sixteen Candles".

I just got a dog and I'm fighting the instinct to buy "Oh My Dog" by Moda.

Patricia said...

To be honest, I'm not eyeing any fabric. (sorry) I collect childrens' books instead. Just wanted to stop in to wish you a Happy Happy Birthday!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

Happy Birthday!

I want to buy more Andalucia. The first shipment was not enough and I want more...wah!

Kelly O. said...

Well, Happy Happy Birthday to YOU!

I have a birthday coming soon too and this book would be a lovely "gift"! LOL!

I have to say that I'm all tangled up for the sugarsnap line of fabric.
Our shop in town is even having a 50% off sale on all her fabric and I know she's got some but I'm not able to quilt (I want to but need to take a course) so maybe an apron? My hubby won't let me buy more fabric without a vision... and I have about 22 other visions in various states of completeness, hence his reluctance...I'm just addicted to fabric--what else can I say?!
Kelly O.
skotten(at)distributel(dot)net

Mari said...

Happy Birthday! Gratulerer med dagen! Joyeux Anniversaire!

At the moment I am coveting and craving a huge stash of Kaffe Fassett fabrics to make 2 or 3 quilts from his new book.....

marci_jo said...

Happy Birthday.

I would like to buy any Amy Butler fabric.

Stephanie D. said...

I'm on a fabric fast right now, doing the stash thing only, so don't put me in the drawing--I just wanted to say Happy Birthday! And many many more!

Bloggy Mama said...

Happy Birthday, dear Dana!!
I'm just trying to justify buying any fabric at all... I'm cut off. Have a great day!

lindagerig said...

I love the 30''''''s fabrics. Linda Gerig

The Homely Animal said...

I would love and wish I could justify buying Tula's Neptune. I know it's not out until March, but that should give me enough time to figure something out in the way of justification!
H.A.

Cindie said...

Anna Maria Horner's fabrics... all and any of them... I love them...

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday!! I was just eyeballin a new line called 'Swanky'...I think that's what it was called...but I don't remember who designed it??!!

Regina said...

Happy Birthday!

I'm trying to justify some layer cakes and jelly rolls - but somehow they make me feel lazy...

Krissy said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday Dana!!!! I hope your day was full of celebration that carries on into the weekend! lol (At least, that's what I tell myself when dishes go neglected and everyone is out of underwear. lol)

lol My obsession with fabric NEVER stops. Seriously, I'm in love with the Lizzy House line... the new robots print (I forget who the designer is) and I ALWAYS make excuses for Amy Butler and Heather Bailey... they make the most beautiful quilts! :D

jacquie said...

i'm supposed to justify buying fabric? oh dear...i didn't know...malka's hand dyed fabrics would be on the top of my list...oh yeah, i already ordered those...i just need to justify them!!
enough silliness...happy birthday! are we supposed to be giving you the gifts?

Suzanne said...

Uh... Instead of trying to justify my expenditures, I just bought away.

Andalucia, Midwest Modern, Daisy Chain, Belle, Farmers Market, Flight of Fancy, Woodland Bloom, Ginger Blossom, the list goes on. I'm glad I don't have any control when it comes to fabric!

Suzanne
justanotherhangup.blogspot.com

Suzanne said...

Oh, I totally forgot the most important thing...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

The Young Ones said...

Happy Birthday Dana!!! Of course, I am hoping to buy Amy Butler fabric to make a quilt for my daughter...once I get as good as you!! :-) Hope it is a great one! -Tonya

susan said...

happy birthday dana! i am trying to be real good about buying fabric but there is this really beautiful piece of shibori i want but it is so pricey! too kool...my birthday is jan 18 :-)

It's A Wonderful said...

Happy Birthday! I love anything Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Anna Maria Horner, Alexander Henry...I LOVE IT ALL. Have a happy, happy day!

The Lawlor's said...

I saw some really nice fabric online. I am cheap (okay, a nice word would be frugal!) and I have a hard time paying more than $5 a metre! So I would love to have something like Amy Butler fabric, or others.

That book looks so neat! Very creative and a beautiful piece to have in a home.
Happy Birthday.

Pumpkin Head Baby Co said...

Yeah! Happy Birthday! How old are you now? 29? (That's a little brown nosing in case you aren't using random.org to pick your winner:))

I am currently trying to justify buying more Matryoshka doll fabric. I LOVE Matryoshka dolls & have several prints already but have seen so many cute ones lately that I think I need more!

Oblivion Sunrise said...

Happy Birthday. :)

I'm trying to justify buying any and every fabric. I just started sewing so it's hard cause it's all beautiful!

Sabra said...

Happy, happy birthday, Dana.

I have been visiting lots of fabric sites lately but haven't taken the plunge yet. So many choices. Whew. Overwhelming.

Hope you have a magical day!

kirsten said...

Happy birthday, dear Dana! I hope this is an extra lovely day for you!

lovey said...

Buying any quilt fabric when I have a room full of it but never JUST the right piece>

The Army of Four said...

Yesterday was my honorary birthday! Woo! Happy birthday, Mrs. Dana!
Luv,
Dave, Guide Dog for the Color Blind
PS: I like it when my mom buys fab she needs my help with - greens and yellows. :)

Karen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
I love fabric and have really started to get into it in the last six months. I really want to buy the Daisy Chain line by Amy Butler. I should use it to make a quilt for my bed, but I am busy making other gifts for people. I would love to buy it..but justify it...maybe I can with this book.

mtelizabeth said...

I'm trying to justify buying more Japanese fabric, seeing as I just bought 4 yards. But I don't have any projects in mind, so I don't think I should!

That looks like a cute book!

Andra Stoker said...

Happy Birthday!

I have too much fabric and no sewing machine..lame huh!? So, here's to wishing for a sewing machine!
andrastoker@yahoo.com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I am definitely craving Sandy Gervais' new Zippity Doo Dah. I can just see it in so many creations for this summer's decorating.

Denissa said...
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Denissa said...

Happy birthday Dana!! I'm dying to buy some Amy Butler fabric, love her stuff :)

Amylouwho said...

I hope you had a great birthday!!

sallgood said...

I'd love any of Anna Maria Horner's beautiful work! But I'm going to have to get started on a quilt for a BOY! After three grandgirls, we are going to have our first grandboy!

Artfulife said...

Happy birthday Dana!

I would love to justify one fabric, but there are just to many I would love to have in my already growing fabric collection. My goal this year is to use what I have. That way next year I CAN justify my fabric obsession.

Jantine said...

First happy birthday!
I made a quilt with a jelly roll from Portobello market from Moda. I finished the blocks but keep thinking I should get a bigger piece of the very big flowery fabric in that line... I don't need it for the blocks anymore, am on a tight budget but I just can't forget about it. Recognize the feeling ;-)?

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Just a quick note to say Happy Birthday!!!!! I hope it was a special one for you!!!

Tanya said...

Hope you had a fabulous day!!!!!!!

Alisa said...

Happy Birthday
Ummm lately I need to justify any fabric I buy. When I don't have a specific project in mind, I usually come home with way too much of everything and anything! Happy b-day again :)

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday!
I'm trying to justify buying ANY fabric. I need to use up what I have, but that just isn't as much fun. :)

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday!
i am so new to sewing that there are so many cute fabrics, i don't know how you all do it!!!!

Cute book!!!

Dee said...

Happy Birthday Dana!!! This book looks gorgeous. I don't know if I would be able to concentrate on the words enough to read it to my two little boys (he he he...to busy looking/drooling at the pics) lol. But I would do my best. lol. D :=)

Dee said...

I forgot to say that I can most definately justify ALL the fabric I buy (lololololol) I think, well maybe..... Of Course I can (teheeee) Isn't it a competition and the one with the most wins...... That is all the justification I need and not to mention.... I just have to have it. (hahaha) D. :=)

Fuji Mama said...

I fall off the blog reading map by spending too much time sleeping on the couch, and look where it gets me? I missed your birthday! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY WONDERFUL DANA DEAR! I'm sorry I missed it! :-(