Saturday, February 06, 2010

Celebration and Give-Away

There are certainly things to celebrate at the LA Quilter household on February 11th!

February 11th is the four-year anniversary of my blog! Four years! It sure doesn't seem that long! Two things could be said about that -- one, time flies when you're having fun, or, two, I'm getting o-l-d!! I choose to think that I'm getting old having a ton of fun! Hey, it works for me!

And even more importantly, February 11th is Penny's FIRST birthday! She was three months old when she adopted me, and has been pure joy in my life! Penny helped to heal my heart. I love this little puppy so much!

I'd say this calls for a celebration! And a give-away!

During the stash reorganization (which is still going on, by the way) I uncovered several things that I thought might work for give-aways. Here's what I chose for this celebration: Robert's Floral Garden!



This quilt was designed by Robert Callaham and was featured in six issues beginning February 2004 in McCall's Quilting magazine. The quilt will finish 99.5 x 105.5", and all six issues of the magazine are included.

The fabric is gorgeous. So even if you have no desire to make this quilt, you will have 24.875 yards of fabric to play with. Backing is not included. The original price of this kit was $223.95.



At 9:00 p.m. California time on Thursday, February 11th, I will draw one winner from those who leave comments on this blog post. Remember that I must have a way to get in touch with you if you are the winner, so if your comment does not link to your blog, please leave your email address. Penny will draw the name. She's gotten quite good at that!

I will probably make one or two other posts after this, but will give a link back to this give-away.

Good luck to everyone! And thank you for your friendship and support over the past four years!

(Whew! My stash busting has survived another week!)

192 comments:

elle said...

Oh my, what an amazing give-away!

Gwen said...

I'm not sure which birthday is the most imp0ortant celebration! Penny has brought so much to you and to us through the blog. I can't quite imagine life without either one. You know I can't imagine it without YOU! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I check your blog daily..........I love your stash busting and non stash busting posts...I always feel like I am not alone when I fall for another line of fabric!!
Pat
bauml@telus.net

Yvette said...

What a great and generous give-away! I have wanted to do this quilt since I saw a finished one at a quilt show. It is STUNNING!!! I promise if I win I will get it made in Penny's honor. :)

I am so happy that Penny brought Joy back in your life. It is so hard to get happiness back after you lose someone.

Cara said...

What an amazingly generous giveaway! And you get to "bust" all that fabric from your stash lol.
Happy Birthday (early) to Penny! My pups turned 4 and 3 on Feb 6th.

Tiffaney said...

What an amzing give away. Congrads on 4 great years!

tiffaneyc@hotmail.com

Becky said...

Happy Birthday to Penny! We'll put her day on our calendar and wish her extra treats on her day. Thank you for continuing to blog! Your blog is one that does indeed give joy. Take care!

Joy said...

This is such a generous and awesome give-away! A friend (Yvette, above) and I have been drooling over Robert's Floral Garden for quite a while and we have grand plans to try to do it together someday, as our own personal BOM project!

Penny is a sweetheart and I am sure she will get lots of extra lovepats and treats on her special day! Happy Birthday Penny!

AnnieO said...

Congratulations on four years--I just had my one year yesterday and have enjoyed visiting your blog over that time. You are a very generous woman with your giveaway--stashbusting result or not! Happy birthday to Penny and I hope she picks me!

spidr said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging and to Miss Penny on her birthday! I enjoy reading your blog so much, thank you for this giveaway opportunity!

Cheri C. said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary and happy adoption day and happy 2010 and well... just happy day!!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Happy Anniversary to you and to Penny!!! What a generous giveaway. I love his designs and the fabrics are gorgeous!!!

ElaineQuiltsKnits said...

I LOVE your blog and check it daily. Penny's antics are hilarious and I love the fact that you're so honest about your purchases. I would love to be considered for your celebration give-away. my email is jelj@cox.net

jillquilts said...

Well, Happy Birthday to Penny from me and Max and Maisy!! My pups 8th birthday is at the end of February! :)

What lovely fabrics! Although, that would be a BIG hit to MY stash report!! :)

Minick and Simpson said...

Happy Birthday Penny!!!

That's a very generous giveaway. Please do NOT include me in the contest :) - I have enough fabric here, thank you.

Laurie

Leah S said...

Happy Birthday Penny!

Good thing I'm not a dedicated stash buster (I don't buy enough to bother keeping track) so almost 25 yards of fabric can slip in my home with no problems. ;)

Quiltersal said...

Congratulations on both your blogaversary and on Penny's birthday...Please include me in the drawing.

Screen Door said...

Definitely throw my name in--- It's my colors... how I've wished over his quilts.....P.s. are you cheering for the Saints(god's team my son says) tomoorrow?

Mom on the Move! said...

You're stash busting is making me feel milding guilty for spending a chunk of change today at the quilt store... course there was a 5yd cut in there for backing. And most everything else was for projects either in progress or projected.

Vicky said...

Yes, definitely cheering for the SAINTS! My heart is a little torn, though, because the "Baltimore Colts" were my favorite team growing up. My cousin played his entire career with the Colts - the Johnny Unitas era. No, I'm not THAT old - I was just a punk kid then! I'm scared to ask the age-old question - Who dat gonna beat them Saints? Who dat? :)

Darlene said...

Has it really been four years - WOWZER! It's been a ton of fun getting to know you over the four years. :-)

Happy, Happy Birthday Mz Penny - smoochies from Cooper. :-)

pdudgeon said...

Happy Birthday to darling Penny! she surely is a joy to behold.
Secondly congratulations on blogging for 4 years. time really does fly, doesn't it!
and lastly this is really a generous prize. I've loved Robert's fabrics too, and will promise to make all this into a lovely quilt. and then to have all the magazines too! that will be a special treat.
congratulations again. blog land wouldn't be complete without you two!

julieQ said...

Congratulations on four years of blogging, and for your precious helper's birthday. Thank you for your generosity of heart! I have done Robert's first quilt from that magazine, but then my subscription stopped. I would love to have a chance to make this gorgeous quilt.

kaiolohiakids said...

Wow-4 years! I didn't even realize blogs about sewing, quilting, etc. existed 4 years ago! Great & very generous giveaway!

Baskets Of Quilts said...

Happy Anniversary & Happy Birthday! What a great giveaway- my Hubby's name is Rob so it could be a quilt for him.

Yvonne said...

Wow Vicky! Happy Anniversary to you and a Happy Birthday to that sweet Penny that has brought you so much joy and healing.

Kristen said...

wow, that's a lot of fabric! and such a pretty quilt!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday, Penny! Would love to be in the draw. I live in New Zealand and that much fabric over here would cost a FORTUNE. I have to add to the stash very covertly and/or bribe my mom in Texas to send it or we would go bankrupt! Thank you so much for the giveaway! hfbowers@gmail.com

Nancy said...

Happy Blogaversary!!
Happy Birthday Penny!
and Happy Birthday to my DH who happens to share your birthdays!!
Of course he is older than the two combined!! LOL

I would love to be in the draw.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Four years already! Wow. That is amazing and wonderful! AND Penny is going to be birthdaying too. Congratulations to you and Penny!

bgailey@hawaii.rr.com

Alba said...

Happy birthday! I love visiting your blog and reading what you are up to.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your anniversary and Penny's birthday. Pets become such an important part of our lives that is always hard to remember when there weren't there.

I love reading your blog!

Susan R
quilttrack47@yahoo.com

"Dove" said...

What an extraordinary give away! Most certainly generous and lavish!

Congratulations on your milestone. It is great fun to invest in something you love, and to have the companionship of readers (and four legged helpers) along for the ride.

Penny, it looks like you hit the jackpot. Happy Birthday. You sure are dog gone cute. (Ha!)

Anne said...

Wow, what a fabulous giveaway and such a great way to bust your stash! Congrats to you for having the courage to get rid of it. LOL Love your blog!

SewCalGal said...

What a celebration. You certainly know how to hold a great party. What a very delightful and generous giveaway. Please count me in!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Paula said...

I'm shocked I tell you!! Great give away. Now, I don't need any more fabric or a new project but just like everyone else, I can't walk away from such an amazing give away. Please put my name in the hat!!!

Doina said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging! Great giveaway! The fabrics are gorgeous! Please count me in!

sewquilts said...

Vicky I can't believe that you have had Penny that long all ready.
I really don't know how you do so much sewing and work full time. I love to see and hear about what your working on. Vicky you truly inspire me to get busy and make quilting a priority again.
Hugs Donna

Priscilla said...

Happy birthday Penny! I'm going with the theory that time's flying because we're having fun, not that we're getting older.
Priscilla
rushingtoquilt@gmail.com

lesthook said...

Happy blog aversary and happy birthday to Penny! My oldest dog was 13 on the 5th. She still acts like a puppy,LOL! What a wonderful prize,wow!

badlandsquilts said...

Congrats on 4 years!

Susan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!! What a great give-away ! Got my fingers and toes crossed.....

beaat@charter.net

Judith said...

Oh I want to be in this amazing giveaway too.

Hand Quilting Nana said...

I can't believe such a generous give away. Please enter me in this.

I know how much love pets can bring. I am owned by Queen Diva, the queen of all papillons.

Thank you,

Linda

Love 2 Quilt said...

love that quilt, you are a generous person to part with it.

Mary-Kay said...

Four years already! Imagine if you started the stash busting then. You'd win a prize for the largest stash.

Ardie said...

Vicky, I didn't remember that Penny and my DGS shared a birthday.
I'll be at Disney World with him on his birthday but I expect to see a picture of Penny celebrating when I return. Ardie

Kathy said...

Wow, glad that I found you. I was on someone else's blog and saw your blog title and came to investigate. I am so glad that I did. I hope I get to be the lucky winner.
I love your pup. If you visit my blog you will see my pup who is the center of my world. He is always by my side and loves me unconditionally. I have several autoimmune diseases that make each and every day challenging, and my pup seems to know when it is really bad because he will lay with me and doesn't leave my side for anything, not even food. Some animals are much nicer than people I meet! Good luck with the birthday challenge. I would commit but I feel I might let you down. I never know my energy level. I have to have my job for the medical insurance and since my dear husband has been without a job for over a year. It is not easy in this economy, especially when you are over 50. We are just grateful that we can make our bills every month. So, good luck on the pillowcases!

SandyQuilts said...

Happy Blogdom Birthday .... WOW a beautiful giveaway. I've never made a quilt from a kit. It certainly is pretty. Thanks.

Please throw me into the pot.

Colleen said...

Happy bloggiversary!! And Happy Birthday to Penny :o) I would love to be entered in this amazing giveaway!

Suzy said...

Goodness, what a generous giveaway! I follow your blog faithfully and salivate at the beautiful quilts (and fabric) you post. While I certainly don't n-e-e-d any more fabric or projects, I surely wouldn't mind winning! LOL!

Have a great day! :o)

Laura said...

How generous of you! The fabrics look gorgeous. I enjoy your blog very much and wish it and Penny a happy birthday!

lauraedits@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Vicky, a big happy birthday to your little love, Penny.
Love how our furry babies steal our hearts.

I am rooting for the Saints. I have a soft spot for the Colts too but since they moved away from my hometown (Baltimore), they're not "my" Colts any more. Geaux Saints!

Please DON'T include me in the drawing. It's absolutely beautiful but I've got enough projects to do.
xoxo, LadyBaltimore

tich said...

I have seen this quilt on the Net, but never thought I would ever have the chance of winning it. It is gorgeous! We also have a little dog called Penny (because she cost a pretty penny!) who brings a lot of love and joy into our lives. I am glad you find the same happiness.

Rosa Robichaud said...

Only 53 comments on this INCREDIBLE gift?!??!

Please enter me in your contest! This is the kind of quilt that I would LOVE to do!!! (did I mention that I love challenges?!?!?)

*VBG*

Tks!

Rosa Robichaud
robich@rogers.com

Rosa Robichaud said...

Oooops.. I meant to add that MY birthday is February 12th!!!!

Neat, eh?!??

Tks a bunch!

Rosa Robichaud
Saint John, New Brunswick
Canada

Linda said...

Well, I must be old too, since I've been following your blog forever!! Congratulations on keeping up with it for four years, and for sweet Penny's birthday as well. She is a blessing.
Linda
ldf3292@hotmail.com

Karen S said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary and happy birthday to the birthday girl!

DianeH said...

Oh that wonderful quilt and what a giveaway! Thank you so much for such an amazing chance. Blessings to you and your little Penny.

Julie said...

What a lovely giveaway-I hope Penny picks my name ;)

aunteegem@yahoo.com

call me crazy said...

Wow, what a wonderful, generous giveaway! Happy Blogiversary!~ that is quite an achievement. :-) Happy Birthday to cutie Penny too.

Meghann said...

What a very wonderful and generous giveaway. Congrats on four years of blogging. I love stopping by and seeing what you or Penny has been up to. So please wish that adorable puppy a happy birthday:)

Thanks again for the great giveaway.

toneyandmeghann@aol.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy blogiversary, and Happy Birthday greetings to Penny too! What an amazing giveaway! Thanks for entering me :-)

Anonymous said...

This has to be the most generous give-away that I've ever seen on anyone's blog!!! Absolutely spectacular. And thank you for all the time you spend on your blog too.
dolang@sbcglobal.net

Barb said...

Four years is a long time....congrats....I have only been doing it for a year and a half. What a wonderful giveaway too...

Anonymous said...

Wow - what a giveaway!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PENNY - you sure have brought lots of joy into everyone's lives lately. I wish for you extra treats and extra strings to play with.

Hugs,
TJ (newlapp@pa.net)

SheilaC said...

This is an amazing give away, and a beautiful quilt!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.

And Happy Birthday to Penny!!

SheilaC
http://myemptynestisfullofcathair-sheilac.blogspot.com/

sandra said...

I just found you via psiquilt! What a great and generous giveaway!
Thanks! Now I'm off to see some more posts on your blog!

Cbar said...

What a generous person you are. I know Penny would agree with that!

Vicki W said...

Congratulations to you and Penny! You are both lucky to have found each other!

Penny said...

Congratulations on four years. Being a new blogger I think that is impressive. As for the give away....would they cry foul if Penny drew Penny's name? Do you think she can read? I am a little nervous. I am risking getting 25 yds into my stash that I would have to report. Well, I think it would absolutely worth it.

Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

What an amazing give-a-way! So generous of you to share Penny's birthday with all of us!

Thanks again for the opportunity to be a part of your celebration!

Hugs,

Elaine in SLO, CA

Dorothy V said...

Wow - what an incredibly generous giveaway. Please count me among those who would love to win.
Congratulations on 4 years of blogging and a very happy birthday to your lovely little Penny!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog everyday and couldn't resist the (off) chance of winning that fabric! I love hearing about Penny and all your projects.

klmsew@yahoo.com

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Four Years....incredible. Four years ago if someone would have said blog...I would have thought for sure I could not learn or did not know enough to even begin. Not today....I have even learned a few things about changing my blog :) You are a hero!!!

I know what you mean about pets filling your heart....I had a golden retriever that gave me courage and strength to go on during some of the most difficult times of my life. Animals can be wonderful.

As for your giveaway, I've not seen one this gigantic in a long time....holy smokes!!! Better just drop my name into the hat ....sounds too good to not have my name in it.

Smiles,
Kelly
www.IHaveANotion.blogspot.com

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Ok....I've learned some things....but without a follow button....how do I follow your blog? Now I feel really dumb...lol.

Smiles,
Kelly

Mimi said...

Holy Cow!!! That is one great give-away and I for one would surely love to be included in it. I can't believe Penny is already one. Where does the time go? I have to think it is because we are all having so much fun quilting, sharing our love of quilting and being with quilty friends in 3-D and in blogland. Happy Anniversary to you Vicky.

maryw said...

What an amazing and generous give-away! Your blog is delightful! Thanks and Happy Birthday!

Cindy from "It's a Sew Sew Day..." said...

Wow! What an amazing giveaway! Congradulations on both your blogaversary and Penny's birthday! I love, love the fabric you chose!

Happy Quilting!
Cindy
WWW.asewsewday.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

4 YEARS?!?!?! How wonderful! Congratulations! And such a sweet giveaway...here's too many more!

dianne said...

gor-gee-ous!

congratulations on your four year anniversary!

and happy birthday to Penny!

soggibottom said...

I always find a joy when I find a giving blog.....
I really hope it goes well and all my best wishes go with you...
x x x
Amie Soto Blossom fans would love this.... give a way....

rhaun@blarg.net said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary and Penny's birthday.

MissMary said...

Happy anniversary! Four is the number of creativity! :-) Thanks for such a fun celebratory giveaway! :-)

Conquilts said...

Ok, since I've won prizes from you before I feel sort of guilty, so if you don't want to include me, I understand, but I absolutely LOVE this quilt and fabric. Probably way out of my league, but I'd give it a good try. OH AND MOST IMPORTANTLY FOR THIS WEEKEND: GEAUX SAINTS!!!!hugs, connie

Dj said...

Beautiful kit, thanks for the chance to win!

jacksonfour@gmail.com

Nanbon44 said...

WOW, what a wonderful giveaway, when you celebrate you really do, but then so do I. Please enter my name in the drawing for this beautiful kit, I will do my part in keeping my fingers and toes crossed so that I may be the lucky winner.... Happy Anniversary to you and your lucky Penny

Susan in Iowa said...

Happy Birthday to you Vicky and also to cute little Penny. It has been fun watching her grow up this past year. As always your giveaways are more than generous and I think this one would be a wonderful challenge to conquer. I don't have a blog....yet.....but hope that I can still be included in your giveaway.

Regina said...

Oh My - wow! Maybe it is serendipity that I am ending a giveaway on the same day???

Sandy said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. The only question that I have is: how do I count this for my stash? I wouldn't have bought it, so does it still count? LOL!

I love viewing your pictures of Penny!

sharon said...

Congratulation on your 4 years of blogging! I must say "WOW" to the giveaway, that is incredibly generous of you. I hope I might win, thanks Sharon.

arlette said...

Congrats in your 4 years in blogging!!!, wow it's have been a while, isn't it?, Penny's a cute puppy (I'm blackmailing her, LOL), animals are part of our family, I'm glad she's the light of your days, you're hosting a wonderful giveaway, you're really kind, just hope Penny picks my name ;), lol

Renee G said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I'd love to be a winner.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Lotta said...

Gorgeous giveaway! I love the fabric and I don't think I've seen the magazines. Very generous of you to do this!
Lotta

QuiltNRN said...

Congrats on 4 years blogging!!!

Debbie said...

Congratulations on your fourth blogiversary, Vicky! This sure is a generous giveaway and a pretty quilt. Thanks for counting me in. (BTW, I have a U.S. mailing address.)

WoolenSails said...

Two good reasons to celebrate. That is a beautiful quilt and a very generous giveaway.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

Your blog is a daily stop for me! I'm just as crazy for gorgeous new fabrics as you are!
Carol

ceberrypatch@yahoo.com

Susie said...

Wow! What an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much!

Happy Blogaversary to you! And of course a very Happy Birthday to Penny!

Anonymous said...

I'll try being your 100th comment. Not that Penny will notice. This is a beautiful pattern and gorgeous fabric. It would be a treasure. I need an applique project to learn to be proficient I have worried with applique, but have mastered it. But, got the binding made today on the green and white. Almost done!

ILYVM!

Marilyn

Quinta da Quilter said...

What an amzing birthday present . . . to us!
Thank you for the opportunity to play!

Quinta da Quilter said...

Turns out my email does not pop up with my posting so -
quintadaquilter@gmail.com
sorry-

In Awe of Applique said...

wow! 4 years...4 years...REALLY???? that is un(well it really is)believable, congratulations on your bloggy anniversary and thanks for the giveaway...wow, it really says it all, so I will say it again...WOW!!!
~Andrea

Simone de Klerk said...

Four years of blogging. Wow, you must have been one of the first ones (O:
And I know exactly what a dear pup can mean in life! I am glad Penny adopted you and helped you!
What a gorgeous and enormous giveaway. I love how you count the amount of fabrics (O:
Wonderful to have found your blog a few months ago.

EVA SB said...

Wow 4 years that's impressive.

Happy Birthday to Penny!

That is gorgeous fabric and a very generous giveaway.

If there is any possibility that it is international I'd love to be included

Lilly said...

What a wonderful giveaway! This quilt is gorgeous!
Thanks a lot for the chance and congrats!!!

Miss T said...

What a great give-away! Count me in and thank you for the opportunity~!!! Congrats on 4 years~!!!

Ann said...

Congrats on the Birthdays! I love reading your blog.

Carol said...

I can't believe Penny is a year old already...seems like she was just that tiny puppy coming home with you. Happy Birthday Penny and Happy Blogiversary Vicky!

Cammy said...

Happy birthday to Penny and "LA Quilter" blog! Thanks for the years of enjoyable reading!

SpinningStar said...

Congrats on 4 years of blogging! Lots of posts and pictures.

Happy Birthday to Penny - she is a cutie

Liz

Karen said...

Happy 4th Birthday!! What a fantastic giveaway. I don't know that I'd make the quilt as pictures, but I sure would find something to make with the beautiful fabrics.
narekkm@yahoo.com

Beth said...

Time flies doesnt' it? What a very generous giveway, I'd love to join it! What pretty fabrics!

Lisa said...

WOW!! What an awesome giveaway! THANKS for doing this!! I hope you pick me!! dettonlisas@embarqmail.com

Beth said...

Isn't it wonderful the joy and life pets bring to our lives, and how much their opinion counts in the sewing and quiltmaking!!!

Congrats on a warm heart and cold nose anniversary!!!

Beth- Near Chicago

Heather in NY said...

Congrat's Vicky!! I can't believe that you've had this blog for four years. I love checking in here to see how you and Penny are doing. Happy Birthday sweet Penny!

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Wow - four years! Congratulations. I remember that quilt of Robert's . . . I think I only have a couple of the issues though - awesome giveaway! - Marlene

Debra said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Happy bloganniversary and happy birthday to little Penny too!

Sheila said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging, Vicky!! I so enjoy seeing and reading Penny stories, she is growing up to be such a fine young lady :) Love you tremendously, dear friend!! Sheila

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great give-away.Love the quilt.
Happy Birthday Penny!!!

Sam,
fun2quilt2000@yahoo.com

Dianne said...

Such a generous giveaway! Looks like a lovely quilt and beautiful fabric :)

Anonymous said...

How generous! 4 years is a long time to be sharing your lovely quilts! I've enjoyed seeing them and the pictures of Penny! You are both lucky! Robin- rnoel57@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and check it daily. Penny is adorable and your give away is amazing! Please sign me up.

Gale
(galew417@comcast.net)

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday to Penny and congratulations to you on your 4th anniversary! Give Penny an extra biscuit from me on her birthday, please.

luvtoquilt said...

Happy Anniversary! I check your blog on a daily basis and really enjoy your posts. Keep up the good work!

luvtoquilt said...

Oops -- forgot to leave my email address! luvtoquilt@comcast.net

joanne lendaro said...

What an fantastic giveaway!! THANK YOU!! WOW!! Please count me in!

joanne

joanne @ yahoo . com

http://splittingstitches.blogspot.com

sewmeow said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, and Penny too! I have a dear friend who has a doxie named Penny.

Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous giveaway.

sewprimitive karen said...

Penny, pick me! I am a lurker and have enjoyed reading your stash reports for a few years now.

Gretchen said...

Happy Blog-iversary and a big Happy Birthday to Penny!!! I enjoy your blog so much. I think because we share the same weakness for Moda fabric and too many projects. Thanks for the wonderful posts!!!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations of your anniversary and on Penny's bday. I love seeing her picture along with your current projects.
kathryn dot laposata at gmail dot com

Svanhild said...

Congratulations, both on your blog-anniversary and Penny's birthday.
What a genorous giveaway, the quilt looks gorgeous.

Debb said...

I would love to win some of your stash and add it to my stash... thanks

goldenneedle said...

Wow, thats quite a giveaway......I always had my eye on that quilt but life got in the way and I just never got around to it.

Karen

goldenneedle at agwireless dot net

Anonymous said...

How exciting! Count me in!

Wendy
polarbearz68@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog. What fun!!! I can see we share a love for fatquartershop! Keep up the good work!
Natalie
nbarron@juno.com

magicthimblecreations said...

I love that quilt! I can't believe you are giving away the fabric. It is beautiful.

KathySWFL said...

Happy Birthday Penny! So hard to believe that you are going to be 1...Miss Vicky a very Happy Anniversary to you. Time sure flies when having fun! BTW GEAUX SAINTS!!!!!

katie z said...

That's a very generous giveaway... I surely don't need an addition of fabric to my own stash, but I love the pattern.

Malmbergs said...

Terrific give-away! Hope you have many more days of happy blogging.

Barb
barberg@sbcglobal.net

Sean said...

congrats onyour aniversary. Would love to win one of your quilts.

dokiquilts said...

well, i certainly want to help you with the stash-busting :-) i actually really enjoy reading about your acquisitions--i get to buy vicariously through you :-) and congrats on 4 years of blogging and sharing your world with us--thanks!

keep sewing! said...

wow congratulations and happy birthday to Penny! Thanks for the very generous giveaway!

DonnaCME said...

What a great double-celebration for Thursday!! Thanks so much for your giveaway....it's a beautiful quilt!!!

Anya said...

My, what a generous giveaway! Congratulations and thanks for the chance!

kansaswx said...

Congratulations on 4 years. I read you ALMOST every day as a link from my friend.

kansaswx@verizon.net

Deanna said...

Wow! I have never tried that style of quilt, but, once I finish my works-in-progress list for 2010, it might just make the list. Especially, if I had all that wonderful fabric to work with. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway and congratulations on your successes.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vicky-
Happy Birthday to Penny!! and Happy Anniversary to you!!
What a gorgeous giveaway!! (But not nearly as gorgeous as Penny) Thanks for the fun blog and the chance at this great give-away.
Jane
quiltjeb@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

What a great give away, how generous. I'm currently working on his pattern in the Jan issue of McCalls, still prepping my pieces for hand applique! I enjoy checking out your blog and your quilting adventures, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

oh wow Vicki!!! You are being so generous with your give away again!! It would be a lot of fun to win this beautiful kit!!
Have a very special time celebrating little Penney's Birthday. What a cutie pie she is!
Beverly in WA
(I will check back in)

Quilt Monkey said...

Congrats on 4 years! I'll be 4 years old later this year, too! Yours was one of the first quilt blogs I started reading - linked from Judy L. I enjoy your adventures and especially love seeing your purchases and stash reports - they make me feel better about my own stash. Happy Birthday to Penny and LA Quilter!

Belle said...

Oh! pick me! Pick me! Wouldn't this be a fun project to be given !:)

Belle said...

Opps Here is my email: belindarobinson7@gmail.com

suz said...

I'm so impressed with your stash busting this year and I'd be more than happy to help by winning this amazingly generous give-away.

Happy Birthday Penny!

Rhonda P. said...

Congratulations on 4 years!
Amazing giveaway! Please enter me!

taxchyk said...

How fabulous! I treasure our pets too. They add so much to life and love. Happy anniversary, and a happy birthday to dear one. Thanks for sharing your joy with us all!
taxchyk (at) gmail (dot) com

Lizziebeth said...

Happy Anniversary Vicky and Happy Birthday Penny! What a great Give-Away hope I win.

Gene Black said...

WOWEE! What a terrific prize package!
Sign me up.

Congrats on your 4 year anniversay. Happy birthday to Penny too. A sweet baby is great to heal a heart. Penny is adorable.

dorthac said...

Wow! How generous of you. Please enter me. I don't have a blog but will check day of give away and if I win I will send you my e-mail address. Penny is just too cute.
Dortha

SGreen said...

What a wonderful and generous giveaway! And Happy Birthday to Penny!! We have 5 dogs
and they bring joy most everyday! Thank you again for such a wonderful giveaway!! And congrats on 4 years. I keep trying to get brave to start a blog!!

Sandy said...

WoW!! What a way to celebrate- sharing fabric with fellow quilt makers. I would LUV to make this quilt. SEnurse73@gmail.com
No blog of my own, but enjoy reading others. Thanks and keep on blogging.

CJ said...

GREAT giveaway! Happy Blogiversary #4!

Laura said...

Happy Blogiversary and Happy Early Birthday to Penny! Our boy Koda has his birthday on Feb 11th too. He will be 7 and is just a bit bigger than Penny. He weighs in at 95 pounds - ha! I love your blog and love your Penny stories. What a great giveaway to celebrate. Count me in.

Melinda said...

Happy Birthday Penny! Congratulations on your 4 years of blogging also.

marie said...

Happy Birthday Penny! What a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Congradulation on four years blogging, Vicky...
I have read your blog most of those days..
Hugs
Erlene
ebrice@bellsouth.net

Sarah said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging! I love reading about your adventures...along with Penny's. ;-)

PS - the give-away should help with your stash count, too. :-)

Kim R. said...

Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway - Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hello Vicky, You are such a giving and generous person. Lil' Penny is 'sew' cute. I read your blog on a regular basis, which helps me to keep up with the latest. Love your taste in fabrics and patterns. Plz enter my name in your wonderful give away. Kay in MN
My contact email: patpatkay@yahoo.com

Miss Jean said...

Congratulations and what a great give-away! I have met Robert and taken classes from him. He is a wonderful and talented person!!!

Ima Baglady said...

I love dogs - especially dogs named "Penny"! Our first dog was Penny and the first dog I remember in my life was also a Penny (boy that was a loooonnng time ago!) Thank you for a chance at winning this fabulous project!

HOA Mgr Lady said...

congrats on 4 whole years WOW!
I am wanting what you're giving ...please ?
Ruth
rcederstro@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Happy blog anniversary Vicky and a Happy first Birthday sweet Penny. She is such a treasure.

Such a generous giveway. Would love to be entered.

Hugs
Jess
jess6361@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Not sure if my original post made it through. Just wanted to say hi. I found your blog via Judy L. sometime last year from her weekly stash reports. I really like visiting your blog for your quilty updates and penny news.

Cindy
frazzyus@yahoo.com

sweetbabies00 said...

What an amazing giveaway! I'm happy that you and your puppy are such a team. That touches the heart.

Anonymous said...

Wow!, your giveaway's wonderful, please enter me in the drawing, congrats for your 4 years in blogging and happy birthday to sweet Penny!
Melba
melbaks(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Love the giveaway. Would love to do one of his patterns.
Congrats on your anniversary.
Frances
frances.campbell@ns.sympatico.ca

Vicky said...

All of the names above have been put in the bowl. Just making my spot here! LOL. The ones below this comment will be added to the bowl tonight. The drawing is Thurs. night at 9:00 CA time! Good luck everyone!

Vicky said...

Oops, should be "marking my spot."

Loretta said...

Congratulations Vicky on 4 years and happy birthday to Penny. She looks so sweet in the pix. By the way, Louisiana has not fully recovered yet from Sunday's wonderful win by our beloved Saints. If you get a chance to look at any of the New Orleans TV videos of last night's Champions' Parade, you will be amazed at the turnout--last count is over 800,000people lined the streets of N.O.
Thanks for throwing my name in the pot for your giveaway.

Quilterbee said...

Happy Birthday, Penny and congratultions , Vicky.

Doodlebug Gail said...

4 years! Congratulations and Happy Birthday to little Penny. I have read your blog from the beginning and your friendship over the years(more than 4 years) means the world to me.

Please add me to your giveaway list - that fabric sure is pretty.

Hugs,
Gail

Gail said...

From a Robert Callahan fan, congratulations on your anniversary and Penny's birthday. Thanks for the fab giveaway....what fun!


kirb1001@yahoo.com

Quilt Hollow said...

Awesome giveaway.
Love watching your Stashbushing statistics! It would take me forever to count up what I have...much easier to subtract usage. Hee!!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Was it only 4 years ago that most of us didn't even know what a blog was? Hasn't it been a fun time - a great way to connect with others. Happy blog anniversary and Happy birthday to sweet Penny too! With this give-away your stash report is sure to have a minus this week, it is very amazing prize! And - an amazing # of responses - I am #185, wow! Cheers! Evelyn

Lois D. said...

I read your blog, and love the quilts your make. Would love to make that quilt.fustabl

Lois D. said...

I read your blog every day. I just love the quilts your make. I would love to make that quilt.

Anonymous said...

Love the quilt and would LOVE to win the drawing. Congrats on the four years - I love your blog.
dwkinney@cox.net

Mystica said...

Would love to be in the running for this! Hope I am not too late.

carmel said...

wow!
happy anniversary- blogeversary!

amazing giveaway
thanks!!

Deb said...

Wow what a dynamite gift, but its a dynamite blog, lots to learn here

Stephanie said...

Wow, this would be amazing to win.