Sunday, February 12, 2012

300th post and a giveaway!

Wow, I really can't believe that I have reached my 300th post. Where does that time go now, really? As promised I do have a giveaway, long overdue I might add but have to share this with you first.


This is just one more indication of our strange winter. We had snow yesterday which made the trees look oh, so beautiful in the morning. The center island was covered with snow but my front yard had nothing. By the afternoon the snow was off the trees and then it snowed again. This time the street and ground were covered but not the trees. Who knows what might come next!

And now for the giveaway, there will be three prizes. As in the past, I'll notify the three winners and each one can list their choices in order. First response will get their first choice. (In the past, each person got their first choice. Love when that happens.) So, here they are.

Two charm packs. Old Primrose Inn and Simple Abundance. 


Two sweet rolls. One Patisserie and one Objects of Desire.  The pair comes with a pattern for a sweet treat bag.  


A 26-strip jelly roll. I bought this at a quilt shop and they cut the strips.  Bright and cheery, great for a summer project.

Now for the entries. There will be two ways to enter.
One is to make a comment on this post. You might even tell me if you still have snow in your neck of the woods. 

Second chance is to become a follower or tell me if you already are. I love my followers! Wouldn't it be great if I could reach 300 followers this week. I can dream, can't I?
I'll keep this open all week and will choose the winners on Saturday, February 18 at 9:00 pm Eastern time. 
Good luck and happy sewing this week.


107 comments:

  1. Gratz on 300 posts! And wow look at all that snow. We seldom see snow here in the south. We did have some last winter though so that means we probably won't seem any more for another 5 or 6 years.

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  2. The weather is strange, we got snow once and it lasted a few days, now warm again and I want snow, lol.

    Debbie

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  3. I am a follower and congratulations on your 300th post!

    Debbie

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  4. Congrats on 300 posts! Love the angel on your header. I have the smaller version in my collection.

    We had snow yesterday, but it is all melted today. Tomorrow we are supposed to get 2-4". Hope they are wrong and it is much less!

    Thanks for the great give away!
    Sandy A

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  5. Congrats on 300 posts! Good luck on getting 300 followers, I'm #323, I think you'll be close. I live in eastern New York (Long Island) and we had our 1st snow for Halloween. I think it was 2 weeks ago we had our next and last snow, not that I'm complaining.;->

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  6. I'm a new follower! I hope Puxawany Phil called for an early spring. ;-> Toni Anne

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  7. Wow, 300 posts. An amazing feat. Congratulations. We have no snow. I am in East Texas, so that is normal for us.

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  8. I am a happy follower of your blog.

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  9. Congrats on hitting 300! We had snow flurries yesterday morning (and the bitter cold temps to go with them) but absolutely no accumulation. *sigh* I think we got all the snow accumulation we're going to get for a long, long time ... last winter! :)

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  10. No snow here... only a tiny pile or two in out of the sun cul-de-sacs... but even those are getting tiny.

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  11. Congrats on 300 post! No snowing here :)
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!!

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  12. YES!! We still have snow!!! Hopefully it's going to get milder this week, it's "only" -5C this morning instead of the -12C we have had for almost two weeks! Congratulations on 300 posts. x

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  13. I am a happy follower. Hope you manage to get to 300. Thanks for the giveaway

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  14. I am becoming a follower of your blog. Beautiful pictures of winter, if we can really call it that. No snow here either, I live in Illinois right across the river from st. Louis, mo.

    Debbie Hall

    Quiltingathome@earthlink.net

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  15. That photo of the snow is absolutely beautiful Nancy. I do love snow but thankfully we don't see much of it here like you guys do.Having said that when we do get it in Christchurch its impressive!
    I am a follower of your blog also.

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  16. How generous you are!!!! here in France we had snow two weeks ago there is still some because it started to freeze . Two weeks now we had VERY COLD weather, -18 celcius, night after night; Today they announce again snow and the wind is coming from the south so warmer weather will arrive soon!!!!!
    I LOVE the angel in your banner, is it vintage?

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  17. I already am a follower for some times

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  18. No snow here in Florida, but it is supposed to go down to a 'hard freezing' which is exceedingly rare. We have the heat on today and this evening -- first time this year!

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  19. I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

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  20. We had a very small amount of snow followed by bitterly cold weather and now a mild and wet week is forecast!

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  21. I'm a happy follower!
    Congratulations on 300 posts!

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  22. Early yesterday morning we had big fluffy snow on the trees and grass but it's gone now. The temperatures have dropped pretty low the last few days.

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  23. I follow your blog. Three hundred posts, WOW and good job!

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  24. Congratulations on your 300 posts - I am still considering whether to start a blog or not! Still got snow on the ground here in Kent UK, but it is slowly melting. Happy quilting C

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  25. I follow you using Google Reader. Thank you

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  26. I live in Northern Michigan. Have lots of snow. The skiers and snowmobilers could always use a little more. Congrats! Thanks for a chance.

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  27. Hi Nancy; No snow here in NC, but the temperatures sure did drop.

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  28. I am one of your faithful followers. Keep on posting!

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  29. No snow in south Louisiana yet but I am still hoping! It is now down to 45 which is pretty cold here with the dampness.

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  30. Lovely to 'meet' you, Nancy. I'm now a new follower.
    Thanks.

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  31. Those trees look magical. We've had a very mild winter with very little snow. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  32. We have a teensy bit if snow in the StL metro area this morning on the rooftops and trees, no real accumulation. The odd thing is that since we've had such a mild winter (I suppose), there are many school closings in our area.

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  33. We rarely get any snow here in southern CA, and lately it has been fluctuating between the high 70's and the low 50's. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  34. I am a follower here. Thanks again for the chance to win.

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  35. We haven't had snow all "winter" if that's what you could call it! Actually, we just had our coldest morning of the winter. It's been strange!

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  36. We do not live in snow country, but we were up visiting it this weekend. There was not much of it to visit as it has been such a strange winter everywhere.

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  37. We have no snow here in the Nashville, TN area and I'll be happy if it stays that way - I'm ready for spring, no matter what the groundhog says!

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  38. Wow, tons of snow! We were having an early spring here and the tree outside my house was starting to blossom. Then it just dumped a whole lot of rain on us. I'm ready for Spring :)

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  39. I am a follower ;) and have been for a very long time.

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  41. I guess I could say that I have been a follower for your whole life!!

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  42. I live in Northern Ontario, Canada... yup we still have a ton of snow, will probably get more and can last until April!! Perfect for crosscountry skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing... etc!!

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  43. I am already a follower!! Thanks for the chance!! This is an awesome giveaway - congrats on posting 300!!

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  44. I'm a happy follower! Congratulations on 300!

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  45. We have snow in the mountains, but around us there are just a few dirty piles that haven't completely melted away yet. I love the first snow, but then when it gets dirty... it can go! Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  46. Congratulations on your 300th post! That's what I call dedication. We have hardly had a winter this year and rarely get snow. My daffodils are up and blooming already. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!!

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  47. I am already a follower of your wonderful blog :)

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  48. Hello from a follower!!!! Congrats on the milestone.

    Snow? We've had snow since October and no end in sight...something we've gotten used to up here in the Yukon Territory(northern Canada). Thank heavens we have a plow, I hate shoveling.

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  49. We have very little snow - quite unusual for our area. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  50. I've had as much snow as you have :-)

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  51. Congratulations on your 300 followers. No snow and 17 degrees so lots of damage to plants - I'm in Florida.

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  52. No snow in CT ... havent really gotten any since our awful October storm ... hope we'll see more :) thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. Just signed up to follow your blog ... added you to my google reader :) thanks!

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  54. We have been having a beautiful dusting of snow each morning this week - my kind of winter! Congrats on your 300th post! That is quite an accomplishment!

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  55. I am a new follower - thanks for the great giveaway chance!!

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  56. No snow here and none expected and that's ok with me. :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  57. We don't get snow here very often and when we do everything shuts down. I guess that is the luxury of living in the South

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  58. Very cute fabrics. I haven't made much with the jelly rolls or sweet buns. They look so pretty. Congratulations on 300 posts and hope you get to the 300 followers.

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  59. I am a follower. we still have snow in pennsylvania on the grass but none on the roads so that is nice for traveling. No snow days yet and that is a shock.

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  60. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance.

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  61. We have a little bit of snow here. Not nearly as much as we should have. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. I live in northern Wisconsin & we have lots of snow. We'll have snow thru March! So pretty. Congrats on 300 posts!

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  63. We got a ton of snow yesterday, I am ready for spring. Congrats on 300 :)

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  64. Yes we still have snow here in Nebraska.
    Congrats on your 300 post.
    pattik@windstream.net

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  65. I am a follower.
    pattik@windstream.net

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  66. Congratulations on your 300th post! It's so much fun to reach the milestone numbers. ;)

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  67. I'd love to enter!! No, we don't have snow and haven't had much this winter...just a few flurries. My husband is glad because he works for the power company! Mild winters are nice!

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  68. Congratulations. 300 posts already. We don't have snow but it's freezing cold.

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  69. I'm already a follower of your lovely blog.

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  70. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU!
    LOVE YOUR BLOG!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  71. CONGRATS ON 300 POSTS+
    IN MONTANA AND WE HAVE A COUPLE INCHES-SKY IS BRIGHT AND CLEAR AND BEAUTIFUL!
    THANK YOU FOR A SWEET GIVEAWAY!

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  72. Snow? What is that? Here in Minnesota we have hardly seen a flake all winter. Very strange. Thanks for offering a great giveaway, and I hope you do make it to 300 followers!

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  73. Newest follower here. I look forward to getting to know you. Such a 'sweet' giveaway.

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    1. Nancy- We have only had about seven inches of snow this season and most of that was in October! No snow in the forecast- what a weird winter here in NE!!

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  74. I know what you mean about "crazy weather." We had snow on Sunday and it was so cold. Then by Tuesday, yesterday, we had 70 degree weather. Go figger. Hey, thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  75. As it is 30ºC (86ºF) here at the moment I think my chances of snow are slim - we don't get snow in South Australia!! I wish we did, I would love to see snow.
    We are having a weird summer too - not very warm and then suddenly HOT!

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  76. I am a follower. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your blog.

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  77. I live in Dallas, Texas and we've had every kind of weather you can imagine in the last week - from snow to 75 degrees! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. No snow yet, here in SC...and I'm hoping it stays that way! LOL Thanks for the chance to win!

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  79. I'm your newest follower - you may make it to 300 yet! Thanks for the chance to win those nice prizes!

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  80. I'm in the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver Island) and there is no snow here. Only on the mountains. And it better stay that way as there are lots of snowdrops blooming and even a few cherry blossoms peaking through. So wouldn't want them covered up with snow. It's time for spring!

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  81. Here in northern Vermont we've had snow cover since December, but nowhere near as deep as it usually is. Can't wait for spring! Thank you for the chance to win some incredible fabric! VermontPines at aol dot com

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  82. Congratulations on writing 300 posts- that is a wonderful accomplishment. The fabrics are really lovely in your giveaway. We do have snow on the ground still but so far have not had a great amount of snow. Perhaps we will get lots more but its been a mild winter by our standards,
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  83. I already am a follower- thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway. Have fun quilting..
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  84. We've actually had snow every day this week. But crazy snow. One night we got about 6 inches. Then it snowed all day but didn't stick. We had a fast storm one evening but 3 hours later the roads and sidewalks were melted. Some days its just lazy snow, just floating down, very pretty. We generally get wind to blow our storm in and out but no wind this week. It's just been the crazyiest storm. Love all the choices. Thanks.

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  85. I'm a new follower. I love and respect teachers. Thanks for your years of service.

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  86. I am already an avid follower!

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  87. Congrats on hitting 300 posts! I am a follower :)

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  88. No snow down here in sunny SW Florida. No rain either.

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