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I am Sandra - faithful steward. listener. shepherd. dream believer. hard worker. collects brass bells, boots. Jesus follower. contented. star gazer. homemaker. farmer. prayer warrior. country woman. reader. traveler. writer. homebody. living life large.

Friday, June 05, 2009

SEWN

Sarah Fielke, the new creative director of SEWN, is having a fabulous giveaway on her blog, The Last Piece. Sarah is, among other things, a quilter and as you may...or may not -smile-...know, I call myself a quilter in that I make bed and baby quilts. I'd love to branch off into art quilts, and will one day, but for now am struggling to keep up with the babies and people to whom I've promised a quilt.

Don't get me wrong. I am not an excellent quilter. At best, I am a good quilter but my quilts are made with a LOTTA love and prayers and I reckon that makes up for a few wonky stitches and seams. Please, tell me you agree -smile-.

In the spirit of the Grand Opening of SEWN, I am joining in with a giveaway of five fat quarters as shown above. I'm a little confused, as usual, but think all that's necessary for someone to win is to leave a comment at this entry. At least, that's my story and, for now, I'm sticking to it.

Blessings ~ blogland because SEWN is located in Australia ~ quilting ~ quilts ~ fat quarters ~ fun stuff ~

34 comments:

  1. Good health habits and a give-away! Throw in pictures and anecdotes about farm animals, rural life, Godly living...What more can a person ask for in a blog...

    I know what you mean about struggling to keep up with commitments, but i found some advice about that in the post below!So much easier to get things done if they are done in and orderly fashion in an orderly work room!( an orderly mind helps too, but that's another story)

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  3. I am the deleted post above because after I posted my comment, I saw where you are located and I had to say a special HI! My mother was born and raised in Tazewell! I visited often when I was a little girl. I sure do miss Virginia.

    BTW, you have a great giveaway and I sure hope I have a lucky number!

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  4. Hello and thanks for the giveaway...i LOVE your C S Lewis quote on the left of your screen, my favorite as well!
    Thanks for a chace to win your fabrics...
    Jenny
    Krousegirl2@aoldotcom

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  5. Oh yes, Kathy, and here I sit...playing at the computer! Thanks for entering, just by commenting.

    Hello Sue - thanks for entering and if you're ever back in Tazewell, come for a visit.

    Hello Krousegirl - that's a great quote and wise words. Thanks for entering.

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  6. Fabric is always nice. :)

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  7. Love you little blog site. Thanks for joining the SEWN giveaway. Lovely selection of fabrics.
    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  9. Would love to win your 5 fat quarters! Now I am going back to look at your blog somemore.
    libertythreads@charter.net

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  10. The setting for your farm is gorgeous! I love the mountains. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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  11. Thanks for your lovely giveaway! I'm hearing you on the wonky seams...I am a terrible quilter. Much better at sewing softies and bags (although you may spot a few wonky seams there too - ssshhh, don't tell!).

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  12. The fat quarters look really fabulous. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  13. wow....that header...is that really where you live?! i think that is pretty close to what heaven looks like. i just keep staring at it and wishing that i could stroll down that gravel road. lovely.
    have a wonderful weekend.
    chasity

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  14. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. i totally feel you on the LOVE being the most important part of the quilt! mine always have a few little "glitches" as well.

    thanks for doing the Sewn Giveaway! the blue fabric in the bundle is intriguing me, the colours are gorgeous!

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  16. Anonymous8:19 AM EDT

    Hello and thanks for the giveaway, Im really getting excited for SEWN with all these beautiful new websites to check out!
    Brina
    blrohloff at aol dot com

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  17. Good morning! What a refreshing blog! I've been browsing before entering. Your photos of your farm look so similar to ours..all the new greening and being in a valley. We have US 1 going right through our property and right outside our front door however so it isn't as peaceful and serene as your place. If we go up the hill a piece though, it's pure delight. Our farm isn't our livelihood like yours. We went through a fire (arson), and it changed the direction of our lives. So hubby went to work at a paper mill (only for a year to raise money to rebuild) and has ended up there now almost 30 years. We have some beef now instead of dairy cows, and plant for a roadside stand (corn, pumpkins and other stuff if it is in overabundance.) I've done a wee bit of spinning; did demonstrations at our local fair one year to help a friend out. I love fibers! Wanted a wheel in the worst way, but with 6 children time and money was in short supply, so never did venture further into it. I do have some pretty roving stored somewhere here...
    Well, this is quite the long entry to your giveaway!!! But I felt so 'akin' to you, with our similar lives and if I'm correct our Christian bond. Going to check out some of the blogs you read...look like some good writers in there too. I've become a follower of your blog as well. Blessings to you,
    Shelley in northern Maine.

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  18. Count me in. I'm always up to win something and I love fat quarters!

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  19. I am so glad I found your blog! I was reading through a lot of posts and then happened to remember you're having a giveaway. I really enjoy sewing and would love to win the fat quarters!

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  20. A girl can never say no to fabric! Thanks for the chance to win ;)

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  21. I love your yarn and sheep! I'm mostly a knittter/spinner who dabbles in garment sewing and looks in awe at quilts. But my fabric stash is at least as big as my yarn stash :)

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  22. I'm not a quilter...yet...but i love fat quarters for small projects!

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  23. hey! congrats on getting that photo in country magazine..i've always meant to submit a photo from my folks place to see if we could get in...i just love the photos in Country!

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  24. Dear Sandra, Hope you'll come over to my porch for a spot of tea!
    I attended a virtual tea party and had so much fun that I wanted to extend an invitation to you. Hope you'll stop in!
    Blessings,
    ~Deanna~

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  25. i agree! but i'm sure your quilts are lovely and well loved.

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  26. You have a lovely blog, and I do love hand spun yarn. Thanks for holding a sweet giveaway. How fun! Please sign me up, I can never have enough fabric..

    Jody

    lagitanmystique(at)q(dot)com

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  27. I would love to win, and I am partcipating as well. Please enter mine if you wish :)

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  28. Great selection for a give away and thanks for participating.

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  29. Lovely giveaway, thanks for including me.

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  30. Thank you for stopping by my blog.
    I am certainly enjoying yours.
    What a beautiful Farm. I love it.
    Our daughter went to school in Western NC. A twelve hour drive from our home. Travelling in your beautiful area was the only respet
    we had along the way. Beautiful country to say the least. To live there must be wonderful.
    Thanks again. Good luck with your wonderful giveaway too.
    Debra

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  31. I'm coming back when I have more time! This looks like such an inviting blog...and being from Appalachia myself, I am drawn in by the photo in your header. I'm living in the mountains of South America now :-)

    I'd love to win your giveaway.

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  32. Thank you for the lovely giveaway...I am looking forward to reading more of your blog...

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  33. Aren't fat quarters just the BEST?! They are wonderful additions to both the stash and the scrap quilt. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  34. I've sent you each a PM but want you to know how much I appreciate each of you giving me the gift of your time by making a comment. In this hustle bustle world, there's just about no better gift!

    BTW, according to random.org, Kathy B is the winner of the fat quarters. That's amazing because number 1 commenter is almost never chosen. God is smiling upon you today, Kathy, in this small way.

    He's also smiling on everyone else, just in a different way -smile-.

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