Announcing My Very First Give Away!

Please Note . . .

The registration period for my give away has now closed!  Thank you so much for participating!  Good Luck!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

We’re Having A Party!

I am so excited to announce my very first give away!  In honor of Quilting Gallery’s fifth birthday and as a thank you to my readers I am giving away a very special gift!

What Am I Giving Away?

My sewing room has been buzzing with activity.  I’ve been busily creating a neat little bag for my very first give away.  The pattern I used is the Hold Anything Bag by Dancing Cranes Design.


Choosing just the right fabrics, for this special gift, proved very difficult.  Not being able to select just one combination I decided to create two options.

Option # 1


Option # 2


Under Construction

I began assembling my Hold Anything Bag late in November.  The instructions


were well written and easy to follow.  In no time I had the body of the Hold Anything Bag sewn together.


The bag has a neat feature incorporating four pieces of a metal carpenter’s ruler.  If you are familiar with a carpenter’s ruler, then you are aware of the metal’s ability not only to roll into a circle but also snap back into shape.  Both of these characteristics make the carpenter’s ruler an excellent choice.  The ruler’s ability to be rolled allows the bag to be opened while the “snapping back” feature secures the bag closed.  It’s really quite clever.


Pictured above are two pieces of a carpenter’s ruler awaiting installation of their end caps.  Pictured below is Bag # 1 ready for the prepared ruler pieces.


I finished the Hold Anything Bags last Sunday.  I’m so pleased with their outcome.  I would love to have either one for my very own.  Here’s a photo of both.

Option # 1


Option # 2


So which one will you choose?

How to Enter, How to Win

I bet you’re wondering how to win one of these adorable Hold Anything Bags?  I’m offering everyone two chances to win.

Entry #1  Leave a comment on this post sharing which one is your favorite.  Is it Bag # 1 or Bag # 2?

Entry # 2  Become a follower of this blog.  You can follow me through your WordPress dashboard or through email.  If you’re already a follower, just leave a comment saying “Already a follower!”  If you’re not a follower head on over to the right side of the blog at the top where it says “Follow Me.”  Follow the directions and lickety-split you’ve got your second entry!  Leave a comment on the blog to tell me you’ve signed up.

Sorry family, I love you dearly, but you’re not eligible.

Deadline to enter is Midnight (CST) December 15, 2012.

One very lucky winner will be chosen on December 17, 2012.  I’ll assign each comment a number and then let‘s random number chooser do the picking.

How Will You Know If You Have Won?

I will notify you with an electronic message.  If I am unable to contact you another name will be chosen.

When Will the Lucky Winner Be Announced?

I will publish the lucky winner’s name in a blog post on Saturday, December 22, 2012.

Any questions?

Don’t Forget to Register!!!

Remember you must enter a comment on this post in order to register to win.

Check Out the Blog Hop

I almost forgot to share this last but very important bit of information.  Quilting Gallery is not only celebrating their fifth birthday, they are also hosting a Blog Hop.    Blogs from all over are giving away merchandise.  Hop on over to Quilting Gallery.  There you will find links to more than 150 participants.  Follow those links to discover the possibilities.  After all you wouldn’t want to miss out.

One More Thing!

If you are new to my blog take a little time to explore.  I offer long arm quilting services as well as hints and tips to help make your sewing/quilting experience more enjoyable.  Stop by on a regular basis, or better yet become a follower.  Surprisingly quilting is not the only thing I do, hence quilting is not the only thing I discuss.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I’m so thankful for each and every reader.  Without an audience my blog would be nothing.  You make it all worthwhile.