Friday, January 1, 2010

A Sentimental Journey and a Giveaway

Happy New Year! We made it! I'm so happy!

As promised we will be taking "A Sentimental Journey Through the Months." On the 1st of every month there will be a new FREE stitchery pattern on my Website to collect. Each one will have a Happy and Positive Sentiment for you to stitch. I'll show you the finished project at the end of the 12th month (December 2010), if I can wait that long. It's just so darn cool!
I thought it would be good to post the patterns on the 1st of the month as many of us have bills due then. Ick... This way after we get done paying all our bills we can get a little present to make us feel better and for being so responsible! Yippee!
Here's what January's pattern looks like. I'm going to challenge you to embellish your blocks a little bit. I can't tell you why yet, but oh boy is it fabulous!
The patterns will be available on my Website all year, so pick them up when you can and get stitch'in! No procrastinating this year! (yes, this means me too, hee,hee,hee)
In addition, I promised a giveaway each and every month too! I've got some really fun prizes! This month's prize is a Jim Shore bunny!!! Isn't he precious!?!? He's 16" tall and super spunky!
To be entered into this giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment. But wait... do you want more chances to win?! If you become a follower of my blog, your name will go in the hat twice! Yep, twice! You can sign up on the left side of my blog to follow. Then when you leave your comment, just say "I'm following." (please note that nobody will call you at home during dinner time and ask you stupid questions or want you to buy stupid things if you become a follower) Well alrighty then! How easy is that?
I will pick the winner of Mr. Spunky Bunny Monday, January 11th. Good luck!
Grab my button on the side bar and pass the word along! Let's have a happy, positive and totally fun Year!
Zen in 10,
shell

110 comments:

Sherrie said...

I'm following. I enjoy looking at your rabbit pictures. I am a rug hooker and have often made rugs with rabbits on them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cathi said...

Lovely stitchery. And the bunny is -- well, fabulous! I am a follower. :-)

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Happy New Year Sweet Shell! I am following and Mr. Spunky Bunny is just the cutest! Amazing stitchery as always. Wishing you a very blessed year ahead. :)
hugs,
Carrie

Shiree said...

Happy New Year! what a lovely stitchery, I'm following too..

joanne May said...

Happy New Year Shell!:)
I hope you have a very creative and Zen time in 10.
I'm already following you and I love spunky the bunny. Hee hee....What a cute bun!
Hugs, Jo.x

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

What a beautiful and Jolly Bunny he is. I think he is going to bring joy to his new home, Maureen....

Dolly said...

Happy New Year Shell!
Thank you ....I am going to stitch that phrase for my daughter...she needs to be reminded when times get tough! This will make a perfect birthday present!
I look forward to each post!

Hugz, Dolly

P.S. I am a follower!

Come and visit I am hosting a Vintage Heart Swap!

Michaele said...

Aw, what a sweet patchwork looking bunny! Happy New Year to you- can't wait to check out all of the patterns!

Michaele

Barbara in TN said...

Beautiful embroidery design! As always, another winner! I'm following for sure this one! Thank you for the free BOM and hope I win the JS rabbit, too!
Barbara in TN

Hef's Mom said...

I want to win! PICK ME! I never win! Enter my name like ten times!

Shirley said...

I am a follower, I do hand embroidery work so I am always looking at new things. I enjoy your blog since I found it thanks to my friend Margaret B.

Jules said...

What a lovely way to start the year. That is one super cool bunny! Please add me Shell, I'd love to have him.
Hugs Jules x

DianeH said...

Thank you so much for the stitchery BOM! Finally a wonderful way to use up all those bits of lace, beads etc. I am already a follower of your delightful blog and would be over the moon if you put my name in your draw. Happy New Year to you, yours and your bunnies.

SewCalGal said...

Delightful bunny. Please count me in your giveaway. I would love to win this cute bunny, very much!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SewCalGal said...

I'm following. And I posted about your giveaway on my site where I share insights on contests & giveaways: http://sewcalgalcontestinfo.blogspot.com/

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Julia said...

I'm following. I look forward to enjoying the companionship of new friends.

The French Bear said...

Oh lovely Shell, looks like you have a lot of interest in Mr. Bunny!! He's so cute! This looks like so much fun!
Hugs,
Margaret B

SheilaC said...

I just LOVE the first block of your BOM!!! I can't wait to make this, and I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us.

Thanks to SewCalGal for leading me here!

Can I just say that I also adore Jim Shore and rabbits!?
So this would be the perfect prize for me to win (Hint Hint)

I also signed up to follow your blog and read in Google reader.
Thank you so much!

SheilaC

Sewcr8zy said...

I'm following your blog!! Love Jim Shore!

quiltmom said...

Hi Shell,
What a great bunny that you are giving away- I love how his top coat looks like a patchwork coat.
While I am not an official follower, you have been on my blog list for a very long time.
Wishing you a fabulous 2010- may it bring you good health, happiness, prosperity and most of all my you often find yourself surrounded by the love and laughter of your loved ones.
With best wishes from Western Canada,
Anna

Cindy said...

I'm following. I love the stitchery. I will be stitching these monthly!

I also love the Jim Shore bunny. He is fantastic!

Sue said...

I just discovered your blog, thanks to Sew Cal Gal. I've always loved bunnies, and this one is adorable! I'm happy to be a new follower of your blog. I might even try to do your monthly projects!

Happy New Year to you and your readers!

SandyQuilts said...

Happy New Year. Great giveaway, thank you.

AND I use google.com/reader to follow my favorite blogs (hope that counts).

Pokey said...

Since my BFF Beth is a collector of bunnies of ALL kinds, I better put my name in your drawing, please. She has her own Bunny Foo Foo who inhabits the back lawn and comes when you call her , for carrots!
Thank you, pokey

PS I'm a follower, too.

Mary Wadsworth said...

Happy New Year my friend:)
hugs,
Mary

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Wanted to say Happy New Year to ya! But don't sign me up. I already have that very cute bunny!
Brenda

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very sweet giveaway! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Jan said...

I love rabbits. We had one, years ago, Sam. We still talk about him. I'm a follower.

N. Maria said...

Woo Hoo, I'm #29! I'm going to follow, too!
Love the January pattern!

Lulu said...

I'm a follower now, and I'd love to win.

Barbara York said...

Hi Shelly - the little bunny give away is so cute, I would love to be in the running for it. I have been unofficially following your blog since the first of December when you posted the daily patterns for the 12 days of christmas pillow and will continue. I love your new stitchery BOM and will be back the first of each month.

inge said...

happy new year!

Casa Cuori Colori said...

Dear Michelle...beautiful post: YOU are so fabolous!!The new stitchery is fantastic!! I wish you all the best for the new year, hugs
Claudia

Sam said...

I'm already a 'bunny' fan!

Can I join in ?
What a generous give a way!

love sam xxx

soggibottom said...

I don't have to have an excuse to follow your blog..
DONE !

Shebandowan said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for your wonderful free patterns. I would love to win Mr. Spunky Bunny. He is adorable!

Janet

Barb said...

I came over because I was looking for BOM and found your giveaway... Thanks for the chance and I am now a follower... I am having a giveaway as well so hop on over...

Barb said...

You even show the stictches...amazing....I am so excited.....

Blueladyjl said...

Love the bunny. And ...I'm following. Have a happy new year!

cdziuba said...

Adorable giveaway! cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

follower

Nancy said...

Hi, I'm a follower and I love your stitchery! I have just the friend in mind for your "Hope" stitchery! Thanks for blogging.

Molly C. said...

I would love to be entered for your wonderful contest.

Molly C. said...

I'm a follower.

Doina said...

Great giveaway! I am a follower.

Deedles said...

Beautiful embroidery piece. And I love Mr Spunky.
I would love to be entered.

Sandra K321 said...

Happy New Year. I love Jim Shore Americana pieces.
seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

Kim R. said...

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway - I love Jim Shore and the Bunny is adorable!! I'm following too!
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Allie said...

Oh my - I just found you through the Attic Window Quilt Shop blog, and I'm SO glad! I adore this stitchery - and your blog. I can't wait to get a cup of tea and browse.
And I just became a follower so you show up in my Google Reader! Thank you so much for this wonderful BOM!

Quilt Hollow said...

How fun...just found you through another blog that I visit regularly. I had no idea about the giveaway and had already posted about the stitchery on today's post. I've now become a follower.

gail said...

Hi Shell, what a great give away. The quilt stitcheries are such a sweet thing. I love the saying on this one! I hope this year brings you all the happiness you so deserve. I also wish you much success! Big bunny hugs, gail

kakihara said...

Happy New Year!! Thanks for the chance to win I LOVE LOVE LOVE the beautiful bunny!!!
kakihararocks@gmail.com

Jackie said...

I am following and love the pattern. I can't wait to get stitching. Have a blessed new year.

Rebecca P said...

Hello, I just found your great blog & now am a follower. What a beautiful bunny, thank you for the chance to win him.
Your stitchery patterns are so wonderful.

Tina said...

I'm following. I love the freebie. Thanks for the work you do.

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Oh how can you stand to give this bunny away...I would just have to keep him for my rabbit collection, ha ha...your very kind to offer it in a giveaway, wow. So yes pretty please:D enter my name in the draw, ha ha....he's so funky and fantastic...p.s. I'am already a follower, I couldn't resist and followed as soon as I hopped across your lovely blog. p.s. Your star is still coming to you, I just having packaged it up yet, but I will:D Be Well and hugs to your furry hearts.

bison61 said...

I do love Mr. Spunky Bunny !!

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Roosje_anita said...

What a cute bunny! I'm a follower and I love your new BOM.

Janet said...

I, too, am a lover of bunnies. We used to have a Dutch Dwarf named:
Rabbit Stew (Stewboy or Stewy for short!) Would love to have the beautiful bunny you're giving away.

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Sweet Shell! I wanted to come by and say a big THANK YOU for the sweet comment you left about my blog being published in Romantic Homes. It really is a thrill, but it’s also a thrill to connect with such kind bloggers like you. Thanks again and best wishes for a wonderful 2010! ~ xo Joy

Sharon said...

Happy New Year! I have already started your new bom and I can't wait to see what is coming. I love the bunny I have wanted to start a Jim Shore collection ...

Ps I am a follower
Thank you

Sharon G

Rebecka said...

Shell,
Your stitching pattern is so elegant. I like the saying about Hope. Have a great week!

Karen P said...

What a cute bunny!
keeronp (at) aol (dot) com

Gail said...

I'm following. Love your blog!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've just found your blog today and you bet I'm following. I love embroidery! blessings, marlene

Anonymous said...

I love that bunny. I'm following your site. Love all the patterns.
Quilters are an amazing bunch!!!!

Cheri
schweener@earthlink.net

golo8 said...

I love your new BOM... I did your last freebie and enjoyed it. I don't blog, but I do follow yours.

my home sanctuary said...

Oh my word Shell...I would feel so bad if I won again. But I have to enter. You know I love buns. Oh my word. Thanks for offering. And I won't be mad if some else wins. I am going to start the year long project. Looks like such fun. Thanks for offering.
BTW I am posting a Wild Hare Wed. post today a little early because I won't have a chance tomorrow. That cowboy of mine always keeps me busy on Wed.
Have a great Wednesday,
Sherry

my home sanctuary said...

I guess I wasn't already following. I just signed up. I am going to grab your cute little button for the year in stitches.
Spunky Bunny you'll be home soon!
Smiles,
Sherry

iqlt said...

Hi Shell - I am following. The design is beautiful. I always had a bunny as a small child. I am off to my quilting stash to pick fabric. It may be a tea dye or osnaberg. Looking forward to next month. Hope I win the JS bunny.

Wendy said...

I adore the bunny and can't thank you enough for the sweet stitchery pattern for January. I can't wait to get started on it.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love bunny's and I love people who love bunny's!!!! I am becoming a follower--I had added your blog site to my blog list--not knowing you were going to do a bom--so I will have to try to do this one too--think I am in trouble here--you will have to see my site to see why????
Have fun designing--
Hugs, Di&co.

patty said...

love your bunnies.

Melody said...

Mr funky Bunny is so cute! What a nice giveaway!

Melody said...

Oh and I am a follower too!

Sherry Hogan said...

What a cute block and excited to see what is to come. The rabbit reminds me of the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland.
I would give it a good home.
Sherry Hogan

Sherry Hogan said...

Oh I forgot to say I now a follower

Sherry Hogan

Lolly said...

I just discovered your blog and here you are having a giveaway! YAY! I heart Jim Shore and bunnies rock! Now I am off to check out the rest of your blog!
Happy New Year!!
Fingers and toes crossed here in cold and windy Virginia,
Lolly

Lolly said...

and I just signed up to follow you! YAY!!
~Lolly

Marianna said...

I'm following
mannasweeps (at)))) gmaildotcom

Debbie said...

what a fabulous giveaway - I am following....

paula michele said...

Mr. Spunky Bunny is so cool and unique.

hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

paula michele said...

I'm following.

Sue-Anne said...

Looks like I have just discovered your blog at the right time. The Bunny is beautiful. I love folk art rabbits. I'm now a follower.

crzqltr said...

Love the new BOM. I'm following.
Carolyn

billiemick said...

Love Bunnies and BOMs...I'm following

Billie

Anonymous said...

I'm following.
JoJo

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

I am a follower. I am so glad I found your blog. I also am a bunny collector. I love Jim Shore so please add my name to the drawing. I don't have any real bunnies. I am allergic. My son had one for several months and I was miserable and I really liked him. We had to place him with a friend...boo hoo! That is the bunny we placed...hehehee..not the son!!!LOL! I still love bunnies and collect. ~Blessings, Karen

jeanne said...

i'm following....love the bunny !

www.juNxtaposition.blogspot.com

PomieMommie said...

Oh My Gosh! Your website was posted on a yahoo group I belong to and I have fallen in love!!!! I am also a follower now. I love the bunnies, and all the patterns, and yours is my BOM for this year! You have got me thinking of becoming a true bunny collector, not just the few I have for Easter!
Donna D

Anonymous said...

I love Jim Shores items. That bunny is so cute. Looks like you have planned a great block of the month.

Sandy
grandmatomato@yahoo.com

Wendy said...

Ok first of all I love your blog, next I love your BOM. What a great quote on it! Of course it goes without saying I love your bunnies...and the Jim Shore bunnie ( don't know how you can part with it!)Now I know that's a lot of love, but I had to say it. Oh by the way I am a follower too! Looking forward to the next BOM installment.

Lyn said...

Hi, I think your site is beautiful. I love the Jim Shore Bunny. I have the perfect place for Mr. Spunky.
Thanks for the new BOM.
I am a follower.
Thanks,
Lynda

oneshawman said...

Oh boy. Oh Boy. OH BOY!!! A big purdy bunny!! What a sweetie you are to offer him and such a beautiful pattern as well. Looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year of your BOM has in store. Thanks for the beautiful patterns and for the sweet bunny. Sure hope you pick me as I have the perfect spot for him!
Namate - Terri at the Drake's Nest in Ossineke, Michigan where Giant River Otters play on my pond

momid5 said...

oh yumm..I just saw the Sneaky peeky...plus o yeah would like to win the Shore rabbit; my Mr Target guy if sent for wrapping paper would bring home a truck load of TP , hee hee...you are lucky to have yours!!
Thanks also for the BOM!!!

Sue from sunny Cyprus said...

I would love to win Mr Spunky Bunny. Please pick me. Love your BOM and of course your site. Thank you for your kindness.
Love Sue from Cyprus x x x

Rebecka said...

Shell,
Please count be in on your drawing for the Jim Shore bunny. I have some of his patchwork easter eggs. PS...I forgot but please tell Sugie for the reminder today. :)

Solstitches said...

Lovely blog! I am so looking forward to your BOM.
Please enter me in the giveaway. I'm a new follower too :)

Margaret

KatieQ said...

I was delighted to find your blog and become a follower. I recently retired after working as a nursery school teacher at a nature center. Our curriculum was completely nature focused and our nature center has many animals that cannot be released into the wild due to injuries.
I loved to bring our bunnies into my classroom when I was teaching. Seeing your bunny pictures reminds me of many wonderful teaching moments with Ringo my favorite bunny.

Mary said...

I am a follower and I would love to be in the drawing. The stitchery is bookmarked to print out THanks

Marie said...

What a cute bunny!

Linda K said...

I have a Jim Shore snta, but a bunny??- Oh My!! How adorable! Just found your blog today and I'll be back! Thanks for a chance to win!

Elin Synnøve said...

Hallo. I am a follower and I would love to be in the drawing. I spred the news about this great freebie on my blog as well!
Hugs from a very cold Norway :-)
http://elinskreativeside.blogspot.com/

Jan said...

With great delight I'm following! What a treasure your site and blog are. I've collected bunnies for years, but have never been brave enough to have real ones!!! Wowee! Mr. Spunky is too adorable, and you are such a generous lady to offer him as a giveaway. Thanks for the stitchery,too.
From NC, vbg

jo said...

I am a new follower, love the stitchery!

Paula said...

I visited your website the other day and am watching out for your monthly stitcheries; I love your style.
I'm also following along here as well.
pmcfee@roadrunner.com

Meri Wiley said...

Hopefully I'm not too late to enter! Great giveaway. Meri

perkelincian said...

I'm following & happy new year.

Alice said...

108 comments?!?!?! WTHeck....who are you anyway????

lisa3 said...

shell,
thank you for the B.O.M! so exciting! thanks for giving all of us the chance to win this cute bunny too! what would we do without our sweet furry loved ones?