Friday, August 14, 2009

12 Days Until I Can Buy Quilting Fabric! (And a GIVEAWAY)

With the girls home for three weeks, this last month of my self-imposed "green" challenge is flying by.  Daughter 1 left for the fall this morning, so I'm down to only Daughter 2 home with hubby and me.  And tomorrow is our last full day with her, since we'll be leaving Sunday to move her back to school.

I've decided I need to honor the momentous occasion of my successful year of not buying quilting fabric and my one year blog anniversary with a GIVEAWAY!  I mean how else does a blogger celebrate!?  If I could, I would invite you all over for a party.  Or better yet, we could all meet at a fabric store and SHOP!  But in Blogland either of those choices would be difficult, at best.  So a GIVEAWAY is simply a must.  Yay for YOU!

So what will I give away?  I'll figure something out, I promise.  And I'll let you know as soon as I slow down from getting kids ready to go back to school!  Meanwhile, the all important question:  how can you win my as-yet-unknown prize?

Of course, it's simple.  Leave a comment between now and August 25 (the day before my anniversary) and you have one chance to win.  If you are a follower of my blog, you get 3 more chances.  If you are a blogger yourself, mention the giveaway on your blog and e-mail ( me the link, and you'll get 5 more chances! If you're not a blogger, e-mail me (again, and let me know, and you'll also get those 5 additional chances.

Sorry for the lack of photos lately!  But I did dig up one to share today:

Meet Eva, from Heidelberg, Germany.  Actually she lives in Manheim.  Hubby and I very briefly met Eva while on our Europe trip; she was our tour guide in Heidelberg.  I gave her my card at the end of the day.  When we returned home, she'd sent me an e-mail.  And the rest is history.  We've e-mailed each other a few times per week since mid-June.  I feel she is one of my closest friends now.  We share hopes and dreams, worries, and stories about our lives.  I think her stories are much more interesting than mine. 


Fiesta said...

Julia you have gone 1 whole year without any new fabric? how have you done this?
Please include me in your giveaway.

Patty said...

Kudos to you! I can't believe that you've gone one whole year without buying fabric. I'm always saying that I've got to stop buying and use up my stash, but have not had the fortitude that you do! I'm truly impressed!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary, and your incredible will power!! Please enter me in your surprise giveaway :-)

Jenny said...

Incredible! That is living green! Please include me in your giveaway. THanks
Krousegirl2 at aol dot com

Evelyn said...

Congrats on you anniversary! If it were me, I think I might have a hard time buying fabric when the year was up. I mean, where to start?? :-) I can't wait to see what you splurge on first!

free indeed said...

Oh, I feel your pain and excitement as well! I put myself on a 'only if I NEED it' diet and have done very well, but it is so hard to not buy fabric! I too have my last fledgelings leaving the nest next week. IT will be the first time in 30 yrs that hubby and I are alone! I am soooo looking forward to it!!!! enter me please I want to celebrate too!!!!

Swedish said...

Congrats on 25 years! That's great :)

Wendy said...

I'm so excited for you, and looking forward to seeing what your first purchase will be!
What fun, a surprise giveaway - count me in!

Becky said...

Congrats on your discipline! Good luck getting your children off to school.

I am already a follower of your blog.

Opps, time to get ready for work!