12/3/12

It's Giveaway Day!!


It's giveaway day!  Thanks to Sew Mama Sew for organizing and hosting this twice-a-year extravaganza.  I don't know about you, but I've been exercising my mouse finger for weeks, getting it in shape for all those clicks.

So what do I have to giveaway today?  It's a 9 fat quarter bundle of Poppy Primitiva by Jane Dixon for Andover Fabrics.


Aren't these bright and fun?  They'll make something beautiful to welcome Spring.  To win them, here's what you need to do:

1.  Leave a comment:  Tell me your favorite holiday season tradition.  Is it spending time with family?  Decorating the tree?  Looking at lights?  Visits from Santa?  Visions of sugar plums?  

2.  Followers, new or salty, can leave a second comment for an extra chance to win.

That's it!  Short and sweet.  Chance of winning significantly increased if you leave your email in your comment.  No way to contact you equals no chance to win.  I'm looking at you, Google+ users.  You may have been a reply blogger at one time, but not any more.  Click here and scroll down for a tutorial about how to fix it.  

I will ship internationally, and so this giveaway is open to anyone residing in the Milky Way galaxy.  (Fine print:  delivery to Saturn's rings not guaranteed.)  I will keep the comments open for one week...until Saturday, December 8, at 11:59 p.m., and announce the winner on Sunday, December 9th.  Good luck!

433 comments from clever and witty friends:

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Nati said...

Early bird here! I love decorating the tree and setting up the table to receive my lovely family for dinner! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nati said...

I am your follower!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I most definitely love decorating the tree the most! And I most definitely love the carols. And the family lunch. And the lights. And finding the perfect gift for someone. And.....

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

And I already follow you too!

Michell said...

Putting up the Xmas tree, which we have just done here

Michell said...

I follow you too

hafza said...

My favorite holiday tradition is of course spending time with my family...

hafza said...

I am a follower of your blog!
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Lyndsey said...

Decorating the tree has always been my favourite tradition but the midnight Christmas Eve service is also a must (especially if it is snowing when we leave church.)

Lyndsey said...

I am happy follower. I meant to say I'm really pleased that Gracie is so much better. She looked really perky in the photo the other day.

Martina said...

Lovely fabrics! Cutting paper stars with the whole family and sticking them onto the windows is our family favourite!

Martina said...

I am a happy follower! Thanks so much!

Sowing Stitches said...

One of the many things I look forward to this time of year is decorating the Christmas Tree! :)

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Vroomans' Quilts said...

I'm a salty follower

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Favorite holiday tradition - hanging the stockings along the mantel.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Lovely fabrics! favorite tradition- making snow candles and singing carols, and looking through the family recipe book to try something new to my kitchen away from home!

Swedish Scrapper said...

I'm a follower!

Rosa said...

Our traditions are decorate the house,put the tree and adoration.the best of all is be with family baking,cooking,eating,singing and have fun days.

Rosa said...

I`m a follower.Thanks so much.

Teresa F. said...

I love decorating my house for Christmas!

Myself said...

Family meals are the most "solid" tradition we have... :) Thanks for the great givaway!

Myself said...

I'm your follower ofcourse :)

JoyceLM said...

Getting together with family is my favorite tradition of the holidays. Thanks.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower too. Thanks for the giveaway.

charlotte said...

Cookie baking is my favorite tradition. My kids and grandchildren come and we spend one whole day baking!

charlotte said...

I follow you...and all those cute kitties.

Anita said...

We always have eggnog when we put up our tree. =)

Thanks for a chance to win.

Anita said...

I'm a follower. =)

Gill said...

I love having all my family home for Christmas!

Gill said...

I'm a follower! Salty I think though it's not an expression I've heard before!

Deborah said...

Working through an advent calender together as a family is my favourite tradition - it is so exciting to see the kids faces when they reach into the pocket (or in this years case the decorated toilet roll!) each day.

Deborah said...

I am a follower and enjoy your blog

gpc said...

I love seeing my grandchildren's faces as they anticipate the holiday -- that makes me happy. I also love seeing the twinkly lights, although that sometimes makes me a little sad, or nostalgic. Christmas is not the same in an empty house, lol.

gpc said...

I am a follower. :)

Lisa Marie said...

I love when my family gets together to have a big meal and to exchange gifts. It's always a chaotic and fun time.

I Love You, Evie said...

Our family holiday tradition is to go to the Rose Parade in Pasadena. soparkaveataoldotcom

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

I Love You, Evie said...

I am a follower. soparkaveataoldotcom

beaquilter said...

I'm a follower

beaquilter said...

on black friday we usually decorate the tree(s) and house for Christmas, we did it wednesday this year though. another thing I love doing is a LEGO advent calendar-posted on my blog- this year is a small lego technic buggy, last year was a cute house, I have 2 kids(well 3 but she's a baby) so my older two kids split this set, and each day they open packaged and get a few legos and this year I cut out the manual (oh my!) and give them one page per day too, so they don't know what they'll build until christmas.

Nancy said...

I love the time spent with family and friends during the Christmas season. And now my house is decorated and I can sit back and enjoy.
Thanks for the chance to win these great fabrics.

Nancy said...

I am a follower, too!

LethargicLass said...

Not really a tradition, just the season... but I love when the lights are on the tree and Christmas music is playing and you're just sitting on the couch with a hot drink feeling like you are in a war, loving cocoon.

LethargicLass said...

I am a (sweet and) salty follower :)

Quilting Babcia said...

Since my sister moved nearby after having lived across the country for many years, we get together before Christmas for an afternoon of pierogi making from the recipe passed down from our grandmother (Babcia) to our mom, to us. I fix a somewhat traditional Polish dinner on Christmas Eve and our pierogi is my favorite part of the meal.

Diane Wild said...

Getting together with my family was/is the best time. As we get older and lose family members, it's become more important to me. Cool fabrics, thanks for the chance to win these.

Quilting Babcia said...

Follower from just down the highway!

Diane Wild said...

I'm your loyal follower..very sweet but mostly salty.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I look forward to the grandchildren sitting around my tree anxiously waiting to get their gifts..

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am long time follower....thanks

Nancy said...
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Nancy said...

Hard to pick just one favorite tradition. One of my favs is going out into the forest to cut our Christmas tree. I did it as a child and now take our granddaughte out.

Renea said...

My favorite part of the season is the music. I can listen to it all day long. Pretty fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

B Greene said...

My favorite holiday tradition is spending time with family. I am the only one who has moved out o fstate, so coming home is very special to me! Thansk for the chance to win!

B Greene said...

I am a happy follower of your blog.

Jodi said...

driving around looking at Christmas lights.

Jodi said...

I'm already following!

Mommarock said...

I've always enjoyed baking the cookies. Ever since I was a little girl and helped my mommy do it. Then it was doing it with my little girl. Now I'm doing it alone, but it is doing it for others, so it is still fun! And, they are yummy!!!

Mommarock said...

I am a follower.

JLVerde said...

I'm a follower.

JLVerde said...

My favorite tradition is opening gifts. My family goes really slow, with only one person opening one thing at a time and share tales behind the item (like if it was on a super sale or if you bought it months ago and were dieing to share it).

Needled Mom said...

Those colors are wonderful. I think my favorite tradition is celebrating Christmas Eve here with the whole family.

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the fabrics. They are gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw. I am a follower.
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Bonnie58 said...

I love getting together with family.
Thanks for sharing
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Anne said...

Making holiday treats for my family and friends is my favorite holiday activity. I have to note, after reading your post about Divinity, that the mention of that confection makes me nauseated. When I was a kid, a friend and I ate with spoons an entire batch my mom had made that failed to thicken and set. ;-)

Those Jane Dixon fabrics are beautiful!

Anne said...

I am a follower. :-)

Snoodles said...

LOL I'm glad that I only live on the other side of the country from you, not on Saturns' rings....Giggle!
I love to have a fire in the fireplace and cocoa and the Christmas story!

Snoodles said...

Of course I follow your blog....you and the kitties rock!

Pat Merkle said...

Watching the kids open their presents. I just love this Primativa Collection.

yorkie mom said...

I'm a follower.

yorkie mom said...

Love the pickle ornament tradition. First person to find the pickle ornament on the tree gets a special gift.

BizyStitches said...

I already am a follower, Thanks.

BizyStitches said...

What I like to do around the holidays other than change out my wall quilts is to watch all the Christmas movies on TV. Merry Christmas.

SJSM said...

This Christmas will be a little different. Our newly wed daughter is going to the in laws. DH and I will just have to start a new tradition. Perhaps dance around the tree.

SJSM said...

I have been a follower for 1 year. It is a joy seeing you in my mailbox and reading the adventures at 3 Cat Ranch since then. Your witty reparte and sharing what you love keeps me coming back each day.

Is it my turn to win the fat quarters? I have a space cleared out awaiting their arrival.

Thanks for sharing.

Celtic Thistle said...

Our favourite Christmas tradition is decorating the cake. Our grown-up sons still insist on creating their own sugarpaste decorations every Christmas Eve and now their wives and girlfriends join in too.

Celtic Thistle said...

I am a follower too.

Allison C said...

Of course mine involves sweets. I love making Christmas cookies with my family.

Angel and Kirby said...

My mother loved Christmas more than anyone. It was such a joy to watch her as she watched every one open their packages. She waited ill last, just to make sure every one got something.

Angel and Kirby said...

I do not decorate much anymore. With the kids gone and the grands do far away, it is more evident that we are alone if we decorate.

Anna said...

we always have pizza for dinner on Christmas Eve, as it's my favourite food that's my favourite tradition (and one I started as a teenager!). Thanks for the give away!

Lyanna L. said...

My favorite holiday tradition is at Christmas and it involves getting a christmas tree on christmas eve...I also get one the day after thanksgiving but still. =)

Thanks!

Margaret said...

We go out to dinner on Christmas Eve and then do some last minute bargain shopping. After that, we drive around the subdivisions looking at all the pretty decorations and lights.

Margaret said...

I am a long time stalker of your blog, does that count?

Gidget said...

decorating my house with all the Christmas cheer!

Gidget said...

I am a follower!

Francine said...

I'm a salty follower :)

Francine said...

Fave holiday tradition is making pumpkin donuts on Christmas morning - yummy

Amanda K said...

I love setting up the tree and spending time with family.

Kate said...

I love making a gingerbread house with my brother even though we're in our 20s now.

Leo said...

building snowmen - I have to do it as long as I stil have my little sisters as alibi

ecfb9830-3d6e-11e2-8cd9-000bcdcb471e said...

We decorate the tree together.
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audrey said...

I love decorating our tree. And because I like how much it looks, I leave it up until the end of January! :)

Julia Glotova said...

decorating the house!

Gigi said...

This tradition started when I moved to the US back in 2003. Every holiday season, we fly 9,000 miles, 24 hours, to visit my family in the Philippines and spend 3 whole weeks of sunshine in the middle of winter.

Natasha said...

going to look at christmas lights is our favorite thing to do. Second is head to Peggy's Cove on (or close to) New Year's Day.

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http://www.peggyscoveregion.com/

QuiltSue said...

I love our traditional family get-together on Christmas Eve with a Chinese takeaway meal - no cooking and lots of family!

fenna said...

I like the coziness of the season!

mtnquiltr said...

I love Christmas lights. We have lots, and it makes me smile every time I look at them!

mtnquiltr said...

I'm already a follower!

KD-Quilts said...

My favorite tradition is just the time spent with family!

Bailey said...

I love seeing my kids faces when we light and decorate the tree.

Jess said...

I love decorating the tree with my kids and looking at the ornaments they have made or gotten over the years. jrae_228 at yahoo dot com

Emily said...

I like going to cut down the Christmas tree together.

Nita said...

I like Christmas morning after the presents are opened and everyone is lazing around reading their new books or playing with their new toys.

Nita said...

Oh, and I've been following for awhile now!

ytsmom said...

Ooh! I love this funky fabric. I love Christmas lights and displays. We love to drive around and look at all the lights.

ytsmom said...

I am an older follower.

Michele said...

I love decorating the tree.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Decorating the tree and leaving it up until just before the Super Bowl - so many memories are found in my ornament collection!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm a follower

Heather said...

I like the christmas decorations, lights, and making cookies with family.

Heather said...

I'm a follower.

Heather said...

I love making Christmas cookies for an entire week!

Jenna@CallHerHappy said...

midnight mass :)

jenna
callherhappy.com

Laura said...

I love making Gingerbread Houses with my kids, even though they are grown.

Laura said...

What pretty fabric. I am a very thankful follower of yours.

NinjaEema said...

I love participating in cookie exchanges. My husband loves that even more than I do ;)

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jruminski said...

Christmas carols - I shamelessly start listening to them Nov. 1st.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My favorite holiday season tradition is all that you listed :-) How can you choose just one??

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am a follower :-)

Marcia W. said...
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Marcia W. said...

I'm an old follower.

Marcia W. said...

My favorite tradition is spending time with family for our mid-day dinner celebration of Christmas.

Alison said...

My sister and I watch all of the Harry Potter movies. All 8. In succession. And we sew while we watch.

Katie said...

We live in New Mexico and on Christmas Eve the town light farolitos everywhere, it's magical

barbara woods said...

seeing all my family

barbara woods said...

i follow

bessaroni said...

I think my favorite Christmas tradition is partaking of my mother in laws amazing ginger bread cookies. Heavenly.
Thanks for the great giveaway.

hueisei said...

I this is having a gathering with my family :D

hueisei said...

I am a follower

WHW Katelyn said...

Making buckeyes and then eating them!
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Amanda said...

I don't celebrate the holidays, but it's always nice to spend time with family.

Judy1522 said...

Our favorite holiday tradition is to go to an early Christmas eve candlelight service and then come home and have dinner and open our gifts from each other. We keep it very simple so it is relaxing for everyone.

Mimi said...

I love to drive around the town to check out the lights and decorations!!

jmniffer said...

I enjoy decorating the tree with family while listening to Christmas music. Thanks for the chance.

Jennifer Ladd said...

I love putting on Christmas shows and decorating the tree with my daughters.

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

jmniffer said...

I am a follower.

Jennifer Ladd said...

I'm a new follower!

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Brie said...

I love all the crafting with the kids and cookie baking!

Karen said...

My husband and I love to go out and cut down our own Christmas tree. We end up getting covered in sticky sap and prickly pine needles, but it's worth it.

Karen said...

I am also a follower. Thanks for the chance to win! Happy holidays!

@pril said...

I like driving around looking at the lights in people's yards.

@pril said...

I've been following

Lisa Cox said...

We don't really have any traditions. I do love the cooking and baking during this time of year.
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Lisa Cox said...

I'm a happy follower

Michelle said...

i love decorating the tree and baking cookies!

Nikita said...

being with family

Nikita said...

I'm a follower

Caroline said...

Spending time with family!

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Carla G said...

I love taking my kids to see all the Christmas lights! There is an area in our city that is called Candy Cane Lane and everyone in that area goes all out decorating. The kids love to see everything as we slowly drive through the neighborhoods. :) Thanks for a chance to win!

Carla G said...

I'm a follower! :)

Patty D from NC said...

enjoying the tree once it is decorated.

capitolaquilter said...

seeing family is always great.

Teresa in Music City said...

Salty follower checking in here! I would probably be salty even if I hadn't been following you for a while - I can't resist Lays Potato Chips :*)

Anywho.... my favorite holiday season tradition is seeing my son's car turn in the driveway to my house filled with his sweet wife & our grandbabies for their annual Christmas visit. They always leave North Carolina in the wee hours of the morning after Christmas Day and stay here in Tennessee for several days. Their visit makes putting up the tree and decorating, baking cookies, etc. so worth it :*D

bleonard02@tampabay.rr.com said...

I love the tradition of watching It's A good Life

Colleen said...

My favorite tradition is opening presents-one at a time, laughing and chatting and hanging out all morning!

Ruth Ann said...

It's hard to say what is my favorite part of the holidays!
I think it is finding/or making a gift that I know someone will love. It's especially wonderful when it isn't even something they asked or hinted for. Such a good feeling to see them open it and love it.

Beth said...

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is watching Christmas movies on tv. I just love those cheesy delights. :)

Beth said...

I'm a follower. And agree totally with your motto. We have a mom cat and 4 kittens (age 7 months now) who are sharing their first Christmas with us this year.

Laura said...

I love decorating the house and tree!

Zizophora said...

I suppose my favorite tradition is hanging out with family, altho it's disguised as weeks of cookie baking, light-watching, tree-trimming, meal-planning, bonfires, and on and on!

Zizophora said...

I signed up to be an official follower also. I've been following your blog for quite some time just using my bookmarks tho. Thanks for the chance -- very cool fabrics!

bee said...

so many good traditions come with holidays! i love decorating the tree while watching the Grinch and White Christmas.

Sallie said...

Christmas Dinner with the family and games and football afterwards. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

giddy99 said...

Getting together with my family is my favorite tradition, but as a nearly-newlywed, I'm hoping to start new traditions with the hubs.

giddy99 said...

I'm a semi-salty follower; thanks for the chance!

Crunchy Con Mommy said...

Family is the best part of course, but I sure do like Christmas cookies too!!

Catskill Quilter said...

My favorite tradition is hard to pin down -- I love it all! I love the outside decorations, and decorating the tree, and baking Christmas cookies, and handing out cards to all of our neighbors -- just love the season!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy regular follower of your blog -- thanks for being there!

mary mahoo said...

My favourite Christmas tradition is having homemade egg rolls for Christmas dinner!

mary mahoo said...

I'm a happy follower.

Jane said...

I love decorating the tree with my kids.

Hanke said...

Singing Christmascarols!

Catherine said...

This is a tough question. I love to do sugar cookies with my boys... and salt dough ornaments (which I did when I was a kid, too).

Breanna S. said...

I love baking cookies and other treats with my children.

Kate said...

My favorite tradition is shopping for stocking stuffers. We go for silly, but useful items. It's always a fun to see who comes up with the most desired stuffer.

Desi @ Wee Share said...

We have an elf named Kirby who has visited us the past two years, and I know this is a tradition we'll enjoy for a long, long time.

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Desi @ Wee Share said...

new blog follower

Desi
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marth225 said...

A big box of chocolates

Kendra from missknittas studio said...

My favorite holiday tradition is making Christmas cookies to give away (and of course sample a I bake). Thanks so much for participating in Giveaway Day!

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

Drinking mimosas while waiting for everyone else to wake up. :)

Danbury Quilter said...

I am a new follower! Thank you for the giveaway!

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Danbury Quilter said...

I can't wait to open presents on Xmas Eve!!

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Jo Robertson jorobexeter(at)gmail(dot)com said...

lovely bundle, we all sleep in the living room on Christmas eve!

Jo Robertson jorobexeter(at)gmail(dot)com said...

I follow via GFC

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I love decorating the whole house!

Stephanie Zito said...

I love our Christmas Eve tradition of putting out the milk and cookies (along with some carrots for the reindeer) for Santa with my 3 little girls! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Stephanie Zito said...

I'm a new follower to your blog!

lynaeve said...

My favorite is putting up the tree. thanks for the chance!

lynaeve said...

I'm a follower

Abbigail said...

I'm a new follower!
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Bethany said...

I love holiday baking. I get to putter around the kitchen making all kinds of goodies!

Abbigail said...

I love the get together with my family!
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Julianne said...

I love decorating the house and yard for Christmas and making wonderful goodies!

Lindsay@fortheloveofcotton said...

I love all of it, but especially being with family and seeing my boys smile on Christmas morning!

Beth said...

Love picking the tree out and decorating it!
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