Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Oops Giveaway!

I recently splurged on a bunch of new fabric including an order from fabricworm.com. I really like Cynthia's selection and the customer service is great! I recently saw pictures of her brick and mortar shop and I really wish that was my local quilt shop! I also just ordered a fat quarter set of Hope Valley that I'm really excited about!

By mistake, they sent me my first order twice and when I contacted Cynthia about the error, I asked if it would be okay to give away the extra fabric on my blog. She said yes!! So here we go...

Giveaway on my blog
5 prints from Heather Bailey's new Nicety Jane line and Amy Butler dots in tangerine

I will give TWO winners a set of 6 fat quarters (one of each print). I'll leave the contest open until Thursday at 9pm Eastern and send the fabric Friday morning. Leave a comment to enter, I'd love to know where you're from and what your favorite holiday tradition is!

I live in upstate New York. I love the village that my parents have set up under their tree that was started by my mom's parents (way before Department 56). I'm looking forward to when it gets passed on to me! Check it out here!


  1. How wonderful of you and Cynthia to turn a "whoops!" into an opportunity for your readers.
    I love the new Nicey Jane line!

    I live in northern Ontario (big blizzard today!). I love baking holiday cookies and pies. The smell of homemade goodies baking in the oven is pure wintery goodness to me.

    hugs & happy holidays

  2. oh man, first signer-upper-ers never win. at least i tried. lovely fabrics!!

  3. Hello, my name is Roxanne (roxie_jc)... =b and I live in Los Angeles, CA... my favorite holiday tradition is.... usually it's drinking egg nog... but I can't do that with a bun in the oven... I like the smell of a real christmas tree and love decorating with my boys and seeing it all lit up!! =b

    and those fabrics are super cute!!

  4. Hi! I'm lily.lemon from California. My favorite holiday tradition is opening Christmas stockings while drinking coffee.Oh....and rack of lamb on Christmas Eve!:)

  5. Well, lucky break for us!

    Cheryl here, in Calgary. My favourite holiday traditions are the trip to cut down our tree and Christmas morning in bed. Santa leaves his treats in Mama and Daddy's room, didn't you know?

  6. Now that's my kind of "woops!" Too bad we're so honest right? Cause I could never keep them either I'd feel to guilty!

    Thanks for sharing (and thanks to fabric worm too!)

    I think lately me favorite tradition has been the making of handmade gifts. I love to put time and effrt into making somethin truly one of a kind and tailored for the recipient.

  7. Wow - that's fun! I'm from the Chicago area and we spend Christmas eve eating yummy food and lots of cookies - drinking punch and egg nog. Then we open gifts, one person at a time, and eat some more. That's what we do that I love the most.

  8. What a wonderful "Oops!" What a nice thing for you AND the shop owner to do!
    I live in Salt Lake City, Utah and it's beginning to looking alot like Christmas here with all of the snow! My favorite Christmas tradition is Christmas Eve when all of my extended family spends the evening together eating way too much and sharing a Christmas program where all of the children participate and then open presents! That's Christmas!

  9. Hi! I'm Jennie from the Chicago area and my fav Christmas tradition is staying up until midnight on Christmas Eve to open presents!! I've done this since I was a child. We always went to Grandma and Grandpa's for Christmas Day. Mom and Dad wanted us to have presents at home too, so the midnight tradition began!
    ~ Jennie

  10. what a great 'opps!'
    I'm from New Zealand and my favourite holiday tradition is driving around town looking at everyones houses all lit up :o)

  11. Fabulous give away. I'm in Southern California. I always hope it'll be cool enough to bake cookies. Our favorite tradition is decorating, we go all out, decorating inside and outside, even when it's hot outside.

  12. Oh! What awesome fabric!

    I live in Syracuse, NY. I love sitting around the table and playing board games for hours on Christmas day.

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  13. oh! you are so generous and so is fabricworm! What a nice holiday giveaway :0)
    Fave tradition: opening one small present each on Christmas Eve ~ it makes the waiting easier!
    Lucinda J. / http://septemberbird.wordpress.com/

  14. this is such a great giveaway. i live in NY and one of my favorite traditions is the cookies for santa, and seeing how excited my kids get in the morning when they have been eaten. they still believe.

  15. A serendipity! I'm from the frozen north, centre of Canada. I like to see the lights, even the sparkles in the snow at this time of the year.

  16. DAH! This is incredible. How generous of you to share :) This fabric is gorgeous.

    I'm in Alabama. I'm really having fun with our Advent Calendar. My son looks forward to getting a little treat every day.

    Merry Christmas!!

  17. What a great giveaway! And how awesome of Cynthia to let you raffle the mistake away to your readers?? I LOVE Fabricworm. Anyhow, my favorite traditions are the one day every year when my wife and I play hooky from work to go Christmas shopping together -- just the two of us (it's this Thursday! Yay!) And also, Peppermint Hot Chocolates at Starbucks. Yummm ...

  18. What an awesome giveaway. Thank you for your generosity.

    I am originally from NJ, now I live in Seattle, by way of Houston. I can't say I have one favorite tradition, but one of my favorite things about the holidays is all the light displays. I love driving around looking at both home displays and professional lights. We plan to go to my favorite light show next weekend, and I can't wait.

  19. how kind of you and Cynthia! that's so nice!
    I love the fabric.
    we celebrate chanukka with lots of food and friends :)
    great giveaway!

  20. What a great giveaway! I love the colors and of course, now am curious what you are going to do with your new stash of them?

    We moved to Huntsville, AL from CA 10 years ago and it has become home now. Our traditions include listening to the Messiah several times, having kugelhopf for breakfast and popovers for dinner, and having lots of treats in her stocking for our dog, Ginger!

  21. Hey Kris! That is so neat that Fabricworm is letting you give the fabric away instead of sending it back - that really is great customer service! I love Nicey Jane and (as you know) I really want some! What are you going to do with yours?

    I'm from Toronto, Ontario Canada and have been living her since I started University when I was 17. I'm originally from a small village of about 200 people further north in Ontario. My favourite Christmas tradition is all the baking! I love to bake and Christmas is the perfect excuse to do it!

  22. Wow, how nice of both of you! Thanks for offering this giveaway :)

    I live in Central Maine. I love living in a Northern climate for Christmas. My favorite family tradition is for my husband, my son, and I to pick out or make a new family ornament that represents something meaningful to our family at the time. I was just admiring the ones from the past 4 years this morning and just chatting on about what each one meant when my husband exclaimed that he had no idea they each had a special meaning! What?? Haha, so we all had a laugh about that. We still have to get the new one for this year. I think this year's theme is "thrift". :)

  23. Oh, Kris, I am IN LOVE with the new Nicey Jane fabrics! Don't have my hands on any yet...

    I'm Doris in Des Moines, IA and my favortie holiday tradition is Christmas Eve Mass. There's just something about the candlelit church and carols that set the Spirit for me!


  24. I live in southern idaho and my favorite tradition is baking holiday cookies at usually the same time my grandma sends us a box filled with cookies. We end up have tons of cookies that are so yummy!


  25. From Long Island, NY. As a family we go to Vermont each year and have a traditional New England Christmas--lots of snow, fire in the fireplace--and we have no trouble finding a tree on Christmas Eve! On Long Island, we see people buying them BEFORE Thanksgiving! Slow down people. Back to quilting. Great giveaway!!

  26. I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area in CA. We have Indonesian food every year for Christmas! I am really looking forward to it!

  27. I'm from a very small town in eastern Oklahoma. My favorite tradition has to be making stuffed jalapenos for all the men in the family so they'll stay out of the kitchen. That and my kids and I always watch A Charlie Brown Christmas.

  28. What a lovely idea to have a giveaway of the fabric. That's the christmass spirit :-)

    Merry Xmas, thanks for the awesome blocks you've made me this year.

    Viv - in New Zealand

  29. How nice of you and the shop to giveaway the second set of fabric!
    My fav holiday tradition is the big family Christmas lunch. It's me, my hubby, my parents, my brother and his girlfriend + my uncle and aunt, my 3 cousins, my aunt's parents and my aunt's mother's sister (still with me?!).
    The numbers can fluctuate a bit but the golden rule is not to have 13 at the table because it's unlucky.
    If there are going to be 13, then we have to include "teddy", a rather large teddy bear, who becomes person 14!

  30. Wow, that village is something else! Love the hang-gliding Santa! :-)

    I'm in Seattle, and my favorite tradition is decorating sugar cookies. My mom used to let us kids have ONE cookie that we could decorate any way we wanted and then eat - you should have seen the *heaps* of frosting and candy we'd load on!!

    Thanks for sharing the "oops", and happy holidays!

  31. Beautiful fabrics, and sooo sweet for you to think of us! =-)
    I'm from North Carolina, and my favorite "tradition" is getting together with my and my husband's families.
    And now that my daughters are in their late teens, I'm hoping they will love that tradition too, because I can't imagine how terribly sad I'll be on my first holiday without them...

  32. Oh my, what a nice giveaway! My name is Jane from Illinois, i love to make our gingerbread house eash year! thank you for this chance.

  33. My girls can't wait every year for us to make cookies together. The kitchen will have junk everywhere - and we are wearing half of it and half of it ends up on the floor but they love it - so do I - and we are here in the Buckeye state, O-H-I-O. Thanks for the chance - great fabric picks!

  34. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I'm a Chicago transplant living in Florida. My favorite holiday tradition (and, the one I miss most) is our WHOLE family (1st, 2nd cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.) would gather at my Granny's house on Christmas eve and we would ALL spend that day/nite together, before spending Christmas day with our individual families! Granny's gone, but I would love to keep up the tradition!

  35. I love these fabrics! What a great giveaway!

    I am a Seattleite living in Copenhagen with my husband, 6-month-old, and huge golden retriever. Back home my favorite holiday tradition is making Swedish bread rings with my cousins and baking them up on Christmas morning.

    Now that we live in Denmark, we will be starting new traditions. This season we have been enjoying mulled wine, aebleskiver, and Christmas markets. I hear that we will be dancing around the Christmas tree on Christmas eve. :) I love traditions!

  36. Hi! Thank youfor sharing the oops! One tradition we have is to make peppermint candy, and give it away in hand stamped brown bags. I have people ask for the recipe, (it's easy) but they usually do it once and then still want mine. I think it's the cute bag! I figured I could give people a dollar card, or make a dollar's worth of "I'm thinking of you" candy. It works for us. Merry Christmas!