Monday, October 14, 2013

Sewing with a runny nose sucks...and a Birthday Giveaway!

It's actually typical that I'm sick, as I'm currently on my last 3 weeks of vacation time this year and off from work. Today actually is my first day of said vacation and since last Thursday a really nice cold has me firmly in its grip. I already thought Friday and Saturday were bad, as since last Friday I have gone through at least 100 paper tissues, but today I can now add a cough onto the list as well and I hate it!!

But enough of that, I doubt you want to read about the load of snotty filled tissues that is filling my bin, among the few bits of thread and fabric that went into the trash after yesterday's sewing adventure. Yeah, I thought sewing would cheer me up a bit, so I worked on my mug rug for the 3rd round of the Mug Rug Revival which is currently running on Flickr, except that sewing with said runny nose is quite difficult. Two lines done on the paper-pieced feather and tissue alert, and so on and so forth, but I got it all done. Took me longer thanks to all the interruptions, but it's done. Yay!

And there went another mini forest in yet another tissue... coughs...what I actually meant to say is, that I hope my partner will like her mug rug.


A few goodies will be added before I mail this off, but I don't want to show them here, because that would probably entirely reveal who I'm making for. Some more pictures and close-ups of this mug rug can be found on my Flickr page.


But now it's Giveaway Time!

If you've stuck with this post - and snotty me - for now, you're in for a treat as well. Wednesday is my birthday and like common in bloggy world, I decided to host a little giveaway for it.


Jennifer Young of Tactile Fabrics has generously sponsored a $25 gift certificate for this giveaway and therefore it's open to all and each and everyone of you out there, international, worldwide, the likes (blame the babbling on the germs, please, lol).

Have a look around her shop on Etsy, she currently has a sale running with up to 35% off on organic and premium cotton fabrics. Want to get your hands on some Michael Miller fabrics? Or maybe Robert Kaufman, Lotta Jansdotter, some of the Stof UNO collections or Road 15 by Sweetwater? Then don't miss entering this giveaway, because that $25 gift certificate can be yours soon!



 
All of the above can be found in Jennifer's shop. Picture courtesy of Tactile Fabrics.


How do you enter? There's several chances.
1. Leave a comment telling me what your biggest birthday wish is (mandatory).
2. Leave a seperate comment, telling me you're a follower of my blog or become a follower of my blog and tell me how you follow me.
3. Tweet this giveaway and come back to post the link of your tweet.
4. Share this giveaway on Facebook and come back to share the link of your post.
5. Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with the link to your blog post.

This giveaway will run until thursday, the 17th of October, 2013 at 11:00 pm GMT and the winner will be announced here on the blog on the 18th.  Giveaway is now closed, the winner is Christine with comment number 34. Congrats Christine!

Make sure you're not a no-reply blogger. If you're unsure about that, leave your email address in your comment. Mr. Random will help me pick the winner and if I don't have a way of contacting you, I will redraw immediately. Good luck everyone!

See you next time.
xx Lia

62 comments:

  1. My birthday wish would be to have more play time in my sewing room.

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  2. I follow you via GFC. Happy Birthday!

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  3. I follow you via Bloglovin'. Feel better!
    amatlock1@ymail.com

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  4. My birthday wish this year is to win the lottery:) Happy Birthday to you!
    amatlock1@ymail.com

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  5. my birthday wish--energy and more time to sew more :) (and maybe that my projects would get magically done ;) )

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  6. I wish I have a sewing room to myself that includes a brand new husqvarna/pfaff sewing machine :)

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  7. My birthday wish would be a trip to New Zealand!!

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  8. Happy Birthday Lia! As I am a bit of a Neanderthal I follow you by email!

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  9. My birthday wish for you is a speedy recovery so that you can enjoy sewing on your vacation. My birthday wish for me is lots of lovely threads so I can sew to my heart's content!

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  10. My birthday wish is to have my family around me to celebrate each year. I hope you enjoy your birthday on Wednesday and that you are feeling lots better by then.

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  11. I follow your blog via Bloglovin

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  12. Happy birthday! I'm glad you persevered on your mug rug, it looks gorgeous! Hmmm, biggest birthday wish? Wouldn't an African lion Safari be awesome? Or maybe a chance to sit atop the Sphinx in Egypt. . .or a sewing room built overlooking a gorgeous beach in Fiji. . . ;)

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  13. Happy birthday, so you feel so poorly!!!! My biggest birthday wish was this year and it was for a long arm quilting machine. It has come true, a little late, but I'm still happy!!!!

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  14. it would be to finally have that sewing room built!

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  15. I am also a follower of your lovely blog!

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  16. https://twitter.com/NikitaSmith01/status/389872317125238785

    Shared via twitter

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  17. Shared via FB

    https://www.facebook.com/?q=#/NikitaSmith01/posts/10201901986088847

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  18. Hi Lia. Happy birthday and best wishes for better health! I hope you are drinking lots of tea and honey. I love your cheerful mug rug! You have a gift for color selection. My best birthday wish would be for better health for a couple of my family and friends.

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  19. I'm following your delightful blog via Bloglovin. Thanks for the inspiration and eye candy!

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  20. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/aggiesmom1/status/389893039960772608

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  21. My Birthday wish is to spend a full weekend on a quilt retreat

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  22. I follow via bloglovin. Happy Birthday. Sure hope you get better quickly. Gonna be a bummer to spend your birthday

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  23. My birthday is next month. I wish to be all healed up and finished with reconstruction much sooner than is gonna happen and never suffer from breast cancer again in my other good boob.

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  24. My birthday wish is for great time with my family :-)

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  25. My birthday wish is that people stop using plastic (and paper) bags! :)

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  26. biggest birthday wish? A trip some where with my husband, just the two of us. Like a cruise. Where no one could reach us. No one could call us to come home early. no one could crash our vacay...

    Then a family trip. maybe another cruise. just hubbs, kidlet and myself. maybe to europe... part education, part amazing experience.... :)

    tickledpeep@yahoo.com

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  27. I'm a follower for a while now via email. :)

    tickledpeep@yahoo.com

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  28. annnd, I tweeted your blog and giveaway!

    hope your cold clears up soon!

    tickledpeep@yahoo.com

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  29. Hope you feel better soon. I don't have any big birthday wishes, just to spend the day laughing with family and friends

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  30. I hope you feel better soon. Your feather mug rug is so cute! I like the stippling and purple binding.

    My biggest birthday wish would be for my own house. Someday, someday... :-)

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about the no-reply blogger status. I thought I changed that! You are sweet, even when you are feeling poorly!
      craftytokyomama at yahoo dot com

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  31. I'm a new e-mail follower. Thank you for offering e-mail subscriptions. I'm sure to never miss a post when it comes directly into my mailbox. I look forward to following your sewing adventures!

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  32. Hi Lia - I wrote about your contest on my blog today. You can also read about my version of the Steam Punk quilt a doll quilt here: http://faeriesandfibres.blogspot.ca/2013/10/dolls-punks-bowls-and-draw.html
    Sure hope the runny nose dries up soon!
    Karen

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  33. I think one year I asked for a laptop thinking I would never get it and I did!!! I may have to ask for a super duper fancy sewing machine that automatically tells me when I sew my fabric wrong. This will help me to minimize using my seam ripper...I can dream right!?

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  34. I forgot to include my email!
    greenbagladyteresa(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thanks!

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  35. My birthday wish is some Road 15 by Sweetwater. Thanks
    gussek at Hotmail dot com

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  36. I'm a follower on Bloglovin. gussek at Hotmail dot com

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  37. I love traveling - so a trip around the world would be grand wish.

    Hope you are feeling better - your feather mugrug looks lovely inspite of the forest.

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  38. My birthday wish for you is that you will feel better and be able to enjoy your vacation! Love the mug rug!

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  39. Happy Birthday Lia, many happy returns. Hope you are feeling much better by now. Your mug rug is beautifyl.
    Take care of yourself and enjoy your vacation too.

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  40. My biggest birthday wish would be an all expense paid trip to Sewing Summit!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. My birthday wish this year was for a Singer featherweight!

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  42. I am a new follower via Bloglovin'.

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  43. I shared your giveaway on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/tami.chaulk/posts/749756268383312

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  44. Happy Birthday!!
    I would love to have a visit to Tokyo, Japan. Maybe fabrics shopping.

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  45. Have a fabulous birthday! Mine is in Oct also! Biggest wish is to visit Finland where my family is from! thank you and hope you feel better!

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  46. I am a new follower w/ Bloglovn

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  47. Happy Birthday! My biggest birthday wish would be to travel to Berlin, to visit my dearest friend from grade school and get to know her dog and her sweetheart.

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  48. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/wordygirl11/status/390806670676205568

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  49. I am a new follower via email. Love your mug run, by the way!

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  50. Oh I do hope you get well soon. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Such a pretty mug rug. My birthday us December 22 so my biggest birthday wish would be that the last part of December my husband and I could go to Arizona and enjoy the sunshine.

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