Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Sentimental Journey Block 4 and A Giveaway!

It's hard to believe we are already on Block #4 of this Sentimental Journey. Have you been having fun with it so far? Have you been collecting all the blocks? It's not to late to start if you haven't. Just hop over HERE and get your blocks. I also have 3 FLOSS KITS left if you would like to use the same colors.

This month my block was inspired by imagination. I tend to have a very active imagination and I'm truly facinated by all the wonderful and imaginative friends I have in blogland. Isn't it amazing how many things have come to be just because someone imagined it!

Ok...now on to the giveaway. I found this adorable little bunny by Jim Shore. His name is Franklin. I think he has the sweetest face ever! He looks like he could start talking to me any minute! See....there's that active imagination again. hee,hee,hee.

So this month, the giveaway will include Franklin, my Friendship Rabbits Stitchery Pattern and a bag of my Favorite Ghirardelli dark chocolate with raspberry filling squares. My customers always get one of these squares with their purchase. I mean after all, it is my signature candy. Razzy's real name is Raspberry and he's a Chocolate Lop Bunny! Again...the imagination thing.

Sooooooooo... if you would like a chance to win this prize, leave me a comment. If you want 2 chances to win this prize, become a follower of my blog (sign up on the left). Say "I'm following" in your comment.

I will pick the winner on Tuesday, April 6th.  Good luck!

Hugs and friends,
shell

58 comments:

Annette F Tait said...

Happy Birthday Shell!!
Arabella and Wesley know how to spell carrot and curly kale!! Sugie and Razzy are welcome any tie for lessons :)
Jim Shore's stuff is always wonderful - I have a tiny snowman with twig arms holding a cardinal!
thank you for the giveaway but if I win (!!) will it not be too heavy to send to Scotland?

Kathy said...

Shell, yes I'm following you and your adorable blog! Wanting to see more pics of your gorgeous home! I really look forward to that and will just sit here and study how gorgeous the home is all dressed in shades of white with just a hint of color here and there....loving those sweet bunnies too!

sharon said...

Hi, I love your blog and I am a follower too! I love raspberies and dark chocolate together! Thanks for having such a great give away, Sharonj.

quiltmom said...

HI Shell,
Love your bunny Franklin, your needlework project and who does not love Ghiradelli chocolates..
I went to San Francisco State U a long time ago and remember buying them there. It is a very happy memory
I am a follower, have you on my blog list and really enjoy coming to visit your blog to see what is new in your neck of the woods.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Crafty Green Poet said...

Franklin is adorable, so much character! Like Annette though I'm in Scotland, is that too far away?

Annie said...

Hi Shell...I'm following your wonderful blog!..Happy belated birthday...I sooo wish I was 42 again!... :)...And a late comment on your new hair...You look great before and after!...What a nice giveaway!....It's a few days before Easter and I find I don't have a bunny anywhere in sight, so I will keep my fingers crossed to win!...Happy Easter and Blessings to you and yours Annie
slave_girl4j@yahoo.com

Annie said...

Hi Shell...I'm following your wonderful blog!..Happy belated birthday...I sooo wish I was 42 again!... :)...And a late comment on your new hair...You look great before and after!...What a nice giveaway!....It's a few days before Easter and I find I don't have a bunny anywhere in sight, so I will keep my fingers crossed to win!...Happy Easter and Blessings to you and yours Annie
slave_girl4j@yahoo.com

jindiscottage said...

Oh my, Franklin is so Cute - he makes me think he has a secret that he is just dying to tell me. But he needs to hop over to my house to be able to spill the carrots - he he he. And, dark chocolate and raspberry...the perfect combination of two of my fav foods.
Oh yes, and I am already a follower of the bunnies at Shell's house.
Hugs

Gunda said...

Hi Shell I'm blown away from all that cute things u find. Hope your little bunnies are not to busy so shortly before eastern lol
And by the way, I follow you already for a while.
Hugs Gunda

Diane H said...

Oh Shell, Bunnies make me swoon! I am a follower and for sweet Franklin I would follow you anywhere. Thanks for the fun.

Tudy said...

I would love to win Franklin and the other goodies. I am a follower also.

FayeRaye said...

Shell, What a beautiful giveaway~~ I would LOVE to have that little guy hop on into my craft room~~~ Count me in on the giveaway and of course, I am follower~ Love your blog~ Faye

Hazel said...

What a cute rabbit please include me in your giveaway ,I am a follower and would be thrilled to win .I've sampled that chocolate mmmmmm its delicious .

Diane Duda said...

I love Franklin! Count me in. (i'm already a follower.) :)
My new favorite treat is a 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream topped with a handful of frozen red raspberries. Just sayin'. ;)
xo
Di

Karen M said...

Shell. it looks like you really hit a nerve with this give-away. Choclate and a cute bunny, what could be better!

I really just wanted to say that the new block is stunning. Just so beautifully elegant, nicely proportioned. I'm going over to get it now.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Franklin is so adorable. Thanks for entering me in your sweet giveaway :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

And I already follow ;-)

Hef's Mom said...

Franklin does have that cartoon talking singing look about him! You know we follow and we follow on facebook, thats hould be three entries, and I virtually shared my carrots with Razzy & Sugie the other day so when you consider that well then I should just win, lol!

Darlene said...

Franklin is just too cute not to post a comment and try to win! Bonus is getting to experience your creativity in each of your blog posts! Thanks for sharing a free BOM.

julie said...

Shell: I love your bunnies and your website! I'm so pleased with your BOM - and am glad it is up already. Happy April 1. And, I'm a follower!

ewespecial said...

I've been following you for some time (just not 'out there'! Love your work! I've had bunnies, grandkids have bunnies, friends are discovering bunnies as pets!
Happy Bunny Day!

free indeed said...

Oh he would be a sweet friend; and he's such a handsome fellow! Would love to have him scampering through the sewing room while I sew....

Wendy said...

I had a lop eared bunny when I was growing up and loved him so much. Bunnies are so much fun to have. I would love to win this handsome fellow. I am already a follower of your blog. I love to come by and see what all you bunnies are up to.

Karen at Briarside Lane said...

Franklin is a cutie and would look great under my Easter Egg Tree! I love your blog and stitcheries... and Ghirardelli "chocolate?"... nothing could be sweeter.

I'm a follower, too!

Jade said...

I cannot resist the possibility of adding Franklin to my collection. Here's the comment AND I'm following (although I would have followed anyway, love your blog). :D

Jytte R said...

That is a great giveaway. I love your blog and am a follower too.
I have downloaded all 4 of your lovely stitchery with the good sayings and the beatiful laces.
Jytte

Jytte R said...

That is a great giveaway. I love your blog and am a follower too.
I have downloaded all 4 of your lovely stitchery with the good sayings and the beatiful laces.
Jytte

Jytte R said...

That is a great giveaway. I love your blog and am a follower too.
I have downloaded all 4 of your lovely stitchery with the good sayings and the beatiful laces.
Jytte

Just Ramblin' said...

Hi Shell, I am a follower of your wonderful blog and have downloaded all 4 of your beautiful stitcheries. Love Jim Shore and his wonderful art work. In fact, I have several of his, but alas, NO Bunny! Thanks for always sharing with all of us in blogland.
Nola

Melody said...

What wonderful prizes! I would be thrilled to win! Thank you for the chance!

Melody said...

Oh! I am a follower too!

N. Maria said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Shell! That is a good age! Actually, any age you are happy in is good!

I'm happy to follow you, too!
Maria

SheilaC said...

hmmmmm..... all my favorites in this give away,Shell!!

Your design, chocolate AND Jim Shore!

L.O.V.E. it!!

Thank you for a wonderful new pattern for this installment.... Thoreau..... gets me thinking :)

Have a wonderful Easter and remind everyone to make their Easter bunnies CHOCOLATE and not furry :)

Thanks, Shell!

SheilaC

PS I Follow!

mossrosedesigns said...

What a generous gift! Thank you for your thoughtfulness. I follow your blogs and read them through Google Reader.
Sherrie in Kansas

Margaret said...

I am a follower, And I haven't had chocolate for over a month so I am hanging out till Sunday . I always enjoy your posts you are in my side bar.

laughing pastor said...

What a beautiful talent you have. I am honored that you visited my blog. I am fortunate to have inherited quilts and other stitched items from my grandmothers and great grandmothers. Happy Easter.
Laughing Pastor
Blake Spencer

Rebecca P said...

Hi Shell,
I am a follower & just love reading your blog. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway & the chance to win the darling bunny & your pattern. Plus chocolate is always a good thing.
Hugs to you,
Rebecca P

Julia Harrison said...

Another wonderful design and Chocolate too! Count me in.

I'm a follower...

Diana said...

Hi Shell,

Happy Easter and a happy belated Birthday. I read your blog almost everyday and I am a follower.

Diana

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Your little bunny has the sweetest little face that I have seen in a long while. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter together, Maureen.

sandyb said...

shell, franklin is pretty cute, the chocolate is pretty cute too... thanks for a try at the contest...monthly project is coming along...

Charlotte said...

I am following....

Love the give away, cute bunny.

Northern Deb said...

I'm following your wonderful blog... When I was growing up, one of my best friends raised bunnies. They're just the most adorable pets. Have a happy EASTER!

Rebecca said...

Hi Shell
I am home and had an incredible time in Texas. Met so many amazing people and bought some treasures!
Really was fantastic and I will blog about it after I catch up here a little.
Wishing you a blessed Easter
:)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Please, please, please pick me...I'm in love with that bunny! And of course I'm a follower. :) blessings, marlene

The Bunns said...

Franklin is a handsome bunny ...

The French Bear said...

Oh of course I am a follower!!! I would never miss a giveaway!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Shirley said...

I love your giveaway and I am one your followers. I almost missed it though with everything I am involved in at the moment. I was reading before I head out the door for our daughters to celebrate my oldest son's birthday and Easter with the kids so they can do their thing with the in-law's tomorrow.
I can remember doing the very same thing when the kids were little. Take care. Have a wonderful weekend. Your Missouri friend.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell:
What a sweet bunny. I have a golden retriever from Jim Shore's line...oh, and a mermaid, too!
Happy Easter, my friend - and huge hugs to the Raspberry Rabbits!
xoxo
Donna

You know I'm a follower! smooches

blacklabcrafts said...

My grandmother used to collect rabbit figures (also some chickens and other birds) and set up a display with real branches for trees, mirrors for ponds, eggs, and bunnies. She called it "the Easter" and it was featured in the local paper. I miss all the bunnies and may start a small "Easter"' myself. This one would be perfect. Love your blog and your bunnies.
Gina

Barb said...

I would love to win and I love your stitchery as well...

gail said...

Hi Shell, I love the Jim Shore Bunny! Thank you for all of the great contests. I hope you have a great Easter holiday!
Send bunny wishes for their special holiday!
(()) gail

Debbie said...

Such cute bunnies, I'm so glad you rescued that poor miss-treated bunny. My husband and I have a house of rescued cats and dogs. Just love them to pieces. Hope your easter is wonderful.

May Britt said...

OH...how cute is the little rabbit. I would really love to win him together with your stitchery. Happy Easter to you. This is a new blog to me so I will put you on my bloglines to get notice when you have a new blogpost :)

Sherry Hogan said...

I just love your Blog and the rabbits are sooo cute.

I'm a follower

Lisa said...

Mmmm dark chocolate and rasberry are an amazing combination, and who could resist especially in honor of Miss Razzy?! I'm almost positive I am already following but I will double check now...

Darlene said...

Hmmm... how could a girl resist following this sweet blog... filled with fluffy bunnies (including the yummy Lindt chocolate variety...) and be tempted with stitches and more chocolate.... certainly a temptation one can't resist Shell. I think you found the keys to a girls heart strings.

take care - have a gorgeous day filled with sweet stitches & inspiration

Mistea said...

Franklin is cute - but not as cute as the ones that tell tales here.
Dark chocolate - perfect for any occasion.
Thanks for sharing