Wednesday, January 12, 2011

12 of Hearts BOM and a Giveaway!

Hi everybun!!! Well here we go! Our new BOM 12 of Hearts starts today! Yippeeee!!! I'm so excited!!

You may remember that I said this was going to be a "handmade gift" year. Well, this BOM project is sweet and petite! It will be fast and fun so we can get a lot done! Ok...I'll quit with the rhyming. hee,hee,hee. Anyhooooooooooo, this project really is fun and I'm hoping that you will be inspired to make a couple for friends and family to give as gifts.

Every month on the 12th, (mark your calendars) we will have a new, whimsical heart design to stitch. The finished piece will be a 20" x 24" wall hanging, or you can make it into an accent pillow, or you can make the blocks into sachets, or pincushions, or you name it!  

Even though I still loooooooooove my whites, I was fell in love with these colorful fabrics. I also have some friends that love color and I hold them very dear to my heart. So there ya have it, my inspiration for this design.  Hop over to my SHOP and collect your pattern and the instructions.

I also have the floss kits available (sold 5 already)

and the natural color linen is also available.

Next, on to the giveaway. Since this is going to be a handmade year, I decided that each month will be something to inspire creating or something handmade by me (for those friends that don't do crafty stuff).

So for our first giveaway, I chose this fantastic Tilda book! Tone Finnanger creates some of the most adorable and charming handmade things. Even if you already own this book, you should enter and if you win, you can gift it to someone that doesn't have it! Smart huh! Not like it's regifting if you won it! ;)

To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment on this post! As always, those that have signed up as a follower/friend (on the right) will get two chances! However, if you take my little "12 of Hearts" gal (cutie isn't she!) and put her on your blog with a link to me, you will get yet another chance!  I will pick the winner for this giveaway on Sunday, January 16th. Be sure and let me know if you are a follower and if you posted my little gal.

Finally, I am also soooooooooooo excited to be a guest blogger today on Sew We Quilt, aka, Stash Manicure! Hop over and check it out!!!

Whew!! What a long post! Thanks everybun for being so much fun! uh oh...there's that rhyming thing again...hee,hee,hee.

xx, shell, sugie and harrington

184 comments:

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I posted your girl a couple of days ago and I am thrilled about your BOM. Small is do-able!!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell:
I love your concept for 2011! Beautiful, my friend. Really beautiful.
Hugs from FL (where we're starting to feel better!)
xoxo
Donna, Kes and Fezzik

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Adorable BOM - thank you for your generosity!

arlette said...

I love your BOM, just love the shapes of hearts, I'd love to be entered in the drawing, I'm a fan of tildas and I don't own any tilda book yet, hoping soon and crossing fingers..., I'm your new follower, and I'll put the cute girl in my blog tomorrow, promise, it's late here!!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I'm limiting my BOMs this year - this is a winner and I must do. I have no Tilda, so this would be nice.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I added your cute little heart girl on my blog with a link back

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I thought I already was a follower as I look at your site freguently - alas, now I am.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm keeping an eye on this BOM and will be saving it. I'm trying really hard not to make a new start, but this one will be hard to pass up.

Billie

Sherry said...

I have been waiting and I am excited about your new block of the month. I love your designs. I will post your block of the month on my sidebar as soon as I can get to it.

Mommarock said...

Super cute! I'd love to win.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I posted about your new BOM and also put your button on my page.

Billie

Pat said...

I would love to win something, so I am giving this another try. Love bunnies, blog and book. Look at that the 3 b's ha ha ha

creativedawn said...

Love your blog and am a follower! Count me in ...

hugz
Pam

Christine M said...

I'm looking forward to seeing all your hearts over the next 12 months. I've got a lot of other things I have to finish first. I'll keep it tucked away for later!

Christine M said...

I'm already a follower!

CHRIS said...

Ok Shell I said only Ufos this year but this will be a delight I know. So count me in. love Chrisb

Sharon said...

Love your new bom and it will be fun to do so Thank you! I have become a new follower to your wonderful blog. Now is I knew how to add your pic to my blog I would but I do not know how. I have been overhauled by madame Samm and I need to figure out how to do things yet. But if I can figure out how I will. I hope you have the best New Year yet...

Penny said...

Love your new BOM . Thanks Michelle!

Penny said...

I've been following you, Sugie and Harrington!

Penny said...

Have your 12 of Hearts button in my blog :)

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Love your hearts.Thank you for the pattern.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I'm a follower of your lovely blog.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I've added your BOM button to the side bar of my blog.

Michelle said...

I LOVE BOMs. Even though I rarely have time to complete them! Something smaller and sweet sounds so doable - Thank You! I am now following you!

Miss 376 said...

I saw your post on Stash Manicure and loved your deisgns. I've added your button to my sidebar and shall look forward to getting involved with your BOM

CHRIS said...

You know I follow !

Preeta said...

I really love your blog and I am already a follower. I am pasting your button on my sidebar. I would love to win that giveaway...

Chocolate Cat said...

What a gorgeous BOM! I'd love to win that book!!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Just gorgeous, sweetie!!! I love hearts, and those colours could become quite addictive...I see why you chose that fabric! :-)
Thanks for your donation of kits for the flood appeal...you are a delight and a true friend!
Bless you heaps,
Jenny
xxxx

Quiltjane said...

I am a humble follower

Quiltjane said...

Your bunnies and stitcheries are gorgeous.

BubzRugz said...

Very lovely..... I am trying madly to finish last years..... and then I will start on this years....
I loved your featureon Mdme Samm's - what a giggle... thanks... I needed a smile today..
Hugz

Christine said...

I added your cute 12 of hearts girl link...

Christine said...

I am a follower...love the hearts...will be fun to stitch

Irene Onderweegs said...

Why all these double postings over my head?
Could I have 3 chances with 1 post as well LOL
Like to go right away stitching with tilda, her patterns are Cute ;^} The thread can be purchased in Holland as well, I like to feel what I buy. Had a Big Smile reading your blog.

Ugs, Irene from Amsterdam

SoozeM said...

Ooooh I would love to win, I don't have that Tilda book yet!! :)

SoozeM said...

I am a follower :)

Jessica said...

Gorgeous BOM!

gill said...

I love your BOM - hearts will be such fun!

gill said...

I'm a follower!

Györgyi Varga said...

Adorable BOM - thank you for sharing. I'm a newly follower of your blog, but enjoy your very-bunny things! Györgyi

N.C.Fabric Junkie said...

Love your blog but more importantly I loveeee your bunnies! We used to have some french lops that roamed the house and had a cat box! They are such great pets!!!!!! congratulations on your change of employment choices. Ya gotta love the ones that stand up and fight and don't just lay down and give in. Linda

Wendy said...

Thanks so much for this, it looks like fun! No idea when I'll get a chance to do it though...

Wendy said...

and I'm a follower

verobirdie said...

Like the idea of a quick and lovely BOM! I'm sure will try to make it.
And Im now a follower.

Conni said...

What a sweet stitchery pattern! Thanks!

DebbieM said...

I'd love to win your giveaway. I'm leaving you three comments. This one to enter me once in your giveaway. I just saw your blog on Stash Manicure.

DebbieM said...

I just became a follower, I too like to stitch. Thanks again for the opportunity to win.

DebbieM said...

I put your cute picture of the little heart girl on my blog
Designs by Debbie and Dixie Too! Thanks again.

Marj said...

I have become a follower. I've visited before just didn't jump off to follow yet. Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway.

jean said...

This looks like an awesome BOM. LOVE your little heart girl. Thanks much!

Wendy said...

Hello to you! I've stopped over from Sew We Quilt and will happily follow along in your adventures...can't wait! :)

Marj said...

Your blog is very inspiring. Love your Bunny helpers. The Heat BOM is going to be fun, can't wait to get started.

Barb said...

Cute cute heart....

You have a wonderful store and is so easy to get around in there.

I will have to hop on over to stash manicure.

Marj said...

I added your cute little 12 of heart girl with a link back here on my blog. Thank you so much for hosting such a cute BOM

JCnNC said...

Awesome giveaway and I could use a present on the 16th, my birthday. Love this BOM.

JCnNC said...

I am a follower of your wonderful blog.

JCnNC said...

You are now all connected from my blog to yours. Love the BOM

Carol C said...

Just found you through Stash Manicure. Great post and wonderful blog. I have become a follower. Great giveaway too! Thanks.

Janet said...

Had to become a follower to keep track of your bunnies!

jfquilts@gmail.com

Janet said...

Had to become a follower to keep track of your bunnies!

jfquilts@gmail.com

JANET said...

can't wait to start this stitchery. Thanks for the free bom.

Renea said...

Thanks for the giveaway. This book looks wonderful! Your blog is so cute.

Val Laird said...

Thanks for the opportunity to enter such a lovely giveaway.

Debbie said...

I, too, love rabbits and have since I was a child. I'm excited to read your blog and I absolutely love the little heart BOM. I'm all in on this! I'm off to put the 12 of hearts gal on my blog.

Thank you and I absolutely love your employees! Too cute.

Lori Kay said...

We have two rabbits at my house too. Amelia, who looks a lot like Sugie, is my quilt inspector. I,ll lay my quilt top on the carpet while I piece my backing, and she hops all over it, scrunching it with her furious paws, then flops down for a little rest. she's so much fun to watch, thanks for the giveaway!

rebecca said...

Being a new follower is going to be great fun. Thanks for the post and give-away. I'm going now to catch up on your blog!!

Patty said...

I found you at Stash Manicure, and have become a follower. Love your blog and your rabbits. Thanks for the give away.

Marsha said...

I am a follower.

Marsha said...

I have added you cute little girl with a link to your pattern on my blog.

Marsha said...

Thanks for the cute pattern and the giveaway!

Dee said...

loved your stash manicure post - hopping to your website next.

Jules Woolford said...

Loved your guest post!

'More goodies from generous Michelle May,
Who made some clever rhymes today,
Her fun to read blog is really funny,
With beauty to gaze on - and the odd cute bunny!
x

Rebecka said...

Shell,
I love your new BOM. Super cute post as always at Stash Manicure. Loved it!

Paula said...

I love yr BOM! Pls enter me!xoxo

Brenda said...

Great projects in the book. I would love to own it.

Marci J said...

sounds like an inspiring book! Thanks for this giveaway chance
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

patticakes said...

I "hopped" over to your blog from Sew We Quilt and became a follower. Love your creations and the sweet bunnies!

Rosa said...

I love your new BOM,it`s beautiful!!

Kathleen said...

love your blog....

Marie said...

Oh, please, please pick me!

I am not a blogger but I am a faithful reader and would so love to try out your floss and your patterns, so,

please, please pick me!
Marie

deborah said...

Love the blog and the BOM!

Kathy B. said...

I like your bunnies and always have to read the latest on them! Please enter me in your giveaway, because heaven knows I need just one more book to add to my already overflowing bookshelves! (I love to read!) It sounds like such a fun book, with lots of inspiration, just like your blog!

Thanks!

kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

Kathy B. said...

Oh, and of course I am a follower of your blog!

kathy.bruner@hotmail.com

Jytte R said...

I look forward to your new BOM and I am a follower of your blog.

Heartsdesire said...

What a lovely blog you have, Shell. So glad I found you at Stash Manicure. Your work is beautiful and I love the hearts. Thanks for the chance to win the Tilda book.

Heartsdesire said...

And I'm now a follower.

annette said...

Hi shell, I just love you new BOM, can't wait to get started on it.
Hugs to you and the bunnies from Annette, Zoe, Lindsay and Macy

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

James-Linda said...

SUCH A NEAT BOOK GIVEAWAY!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Katy said...

Just found you via Stash Manicure and I love your patterns. You are so talented! I may make something of yours for my mom since she is a rabbit fan, too. Thanks for the giveaway as well!

Julie in WA said...

Comment first...THEN go explore the rest of the blog! It is gonna be fun, I can tell! Thanks!

Quilting Diva said...

Found about your blog today at Stash Manicure. From now on I'm a follower. Beautiful BOM! Thanks for the giveaway. Blessings.

Cobi said...

Hi Shell, I just added your little girl to my blog, printed the first heart and I'm ready to stitch. I'm a faithful follower. I'd love to be entered in this give-away, you're so generous. now I'll email my stitchery friends to tell about this bom. hug the buns for me plz

Pam said...

Shell, Found you from the stash. Enjoyed your post there. Your rabbits looked so cute. Plan to take some time to read your older posts. I like the colors your work with.

Cindy Lou said...

I'm new to your blog and it appears my timing just might be great. You have such beautiful things, thank you for sharing.

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love to enter your wonderful giveaway!
Thank you :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kimberly R. said...

I am following - Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Dolly said...

I love your BOM....and I am a heart collector so I will be here every month following along!

Hugs, Dolly

Dolly said...

I am a follower!

:-)

Dolly

Dolly said...

I Posted your sweet lil give away badge on my blog!

Hugs,
Dolly

Elisa in Ferndale, MI said...

I love the colors and the free flow of the heart - looking forward to stitching along! Thanks!

Sharon K. Lozano said...

Hi, I'm really looking forward to your BOM, it's so cute. As for the book, I've loved her patterns, but have never owned one of her books and would enjoy having this one. Many thanks for all you do for us, your fellow stitchers. Sharon in Ohio

Sewn Seabee said...

What a great give away - I just received the "Sew Sunny" Homestyle - it would be great to have the companion book and I would love to make the little mouse on the front.

Sharon The Sewn.Seabee

Heidee said...

Just found your blog from stash manicure, I am sure it will be one of my favorites! I can hardly wait to make some bunny quilts for my mom. Thanks for the great inspiration. blhlfam@yahoo.com

Charlotte said...

This is my first visit to your blog as I just learned about you on Stash Manicure. I am excited about what you are doing, beautiful work! Sharmond

Diane H said...

Hey Shell! Love the BOM - put the badge on my sidebar and of course I follow. Off to SM to see your post - congrats girl!

Pat said...

I love the give away block and will add some pearls to it. Thanks.

Karen said...

This is one of my favorite books, I think I have all her books :) So, I would be giving this to my best friend, who I know would love it :) I'm a follower and I added your 12 of Hearts to my Needlework blog just now.

Kathy H said...

Very cute BOM, thanks for sharing it with us. I am looking forward to following your blog.

Kathy H said...

I am a new follower.

Janet said...

Great looking book. Thanks for a chance to win.

Quilt n Queen said...

I've added your BOM button to the side bar of my blog.

Quilt n Queen said...

I am a follower thanks to your post on Stash Manicure. MSamm sure knows her stuff....you are two talented ladies I will be following....

Janet said...

Love your little heart. Who wouldn't want to win a "Tilda" book? Thank you!

Janet said...

I am a devoted follower. :)

Janet said...

I'm posting that sweet little heart girl on my blog. I don't want to miss a month of this BOM.

Chris said...

Oh! A Tilda book......what a jewel that would be. And this BOM will be times 3 here. Yup, I'm a follower :-)
Chris

Jo in TAS said...

I've been looking forward to this BOM starting! Thank-you Shell
I follow and the little gals on my blog!
Hugs
Jo

scarlette said...

Thanks, i love the heart and handmade idea. i have a couple of the valdani colors and love them. scarlette

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your new BOM!

scarlette said...

what a dork i am, i forgot to say i put the link on my blog and i friended you. thanks again

LindaB said...

Hi Shell...very cute BOM....maybe I will be able to keep up with this one...I have been lurking for a while, now a followerer....luv your cute bunnies....LindaB (aust)
no blog yet

Marcia W. said...

Sweet block of the month idea. From a cold Florida, USA - it is supposed to be a hard freeze again tonight. I found your blog via stash manicure and enjoyed the post today.

I now follow raspberry rabbits (the friend connect box didn't display so used the follow button at the top of your blog).

ELISA in Ferndale, MI said...

This is so cool! Love the hearts! I'm a follower :)

Jacqueline said...

I am a new follower and I <3 the bunnies! Thank you for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Love to win the book and love the threads that you have in stock. I will be doing the quilt as well, thank-you

Annie said...

I just hopped over from Stash Manicure - i love your site.

Mimi said...

Your bunnies are so adorable! When I was little, we raised rabbits in our backyard, I always had a favorite. Shell, your creations are stunning! Thanks for sharing. I wish I were as talented as you! Anyhooo, I would love to win this book!

Mimi said...

I am a new follower and look forward to seeing your future creations! Thanks for a great giveaway - I would love to win this book.

Jeanette said...

Love to win the book. I've added the logo to my blog.

hennies.pennies said...

I feel so inspired! And the book looks so wonderful. I hope I'm the fortunate one!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hi Shell,
What a cute BOM. Thanks for a great giveaway :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

And of course you know that I am already a follower.

Janice said...

Hello! I just finished reading about you on Stash Manicure. Your patterns are so elegant!! I just became a follower today. I don't know how to post your button - yet!! I am new to blogging and so far behind. Lots to learn!! Thanks for your awesome giveaway!! I will be following your 12 of Hearts BOM!!

Anonymous said...

Oh love this heart, and love that this bom is small, so I have a good chance of getting it completed. You are very generous. j-j (jaia underscore at iprimus dot com dot au) Oh I am from Australia so if you don't want to include me in the giveaway due to postage I completely understand.

Andra Gayle said...

Thanks so much for the BOM! I am a follower. I loved the pics of your bunnies on Stash Manicure!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Comment on your blog...check.
Follower.....check.
Put link and picture on my blog...check. :) Done, done, and done. Three chances...yea! blessings, marlene

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, I have printed off your pattern, place my order for what I needed but didn't get everything. I am a follower and I am going try to do this because it looks like fun and you know I love to embroidery. I will put your little guy on my side bar to figure out how to link back that will be the next project. I will let you know or if you send me advise I use it. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend

Bev C said...

I would love the chance to win this fantastic book. Will put the link on my blog.
happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, Mission accomplished. Your cutie is on my sidebar and when I clicked on it, It came back to your blog. I feel proud of myself at times. Have a great evening. Your Missouri Friend.

Quilt n Queen said...

Love the 'Hand Made'....and am looking forward to stitching the 12 little heart blocks. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win...

Busy As Can Be said...

What a wonderful give away! and Congrats on being a Guest Blogger!

Louise said...

I love your heart girl images, & thank you for the chance to win that great book!
Louise

Debbie B said...

Lovin the idea of the heart theme. I have to agree those are such beautiful colors. I love them too. Would love to win the book - looks like fun.

KMSC said...

I am also a follower. I just found your blog via Stash Manicure and
"I'll be back."

Mireille said...

Hello, I just found your site and blog. So beautifull works. Thank you. I have put the the sweet litlle gal on my site with your link. Greetings,
Mireille (Belgium)

Allie said...

Shell I love it! I'll add your button to my blog as soon as I comment here. This is going to be darling! I think my Christmas gifts are going to have hearts on them! And I'm a follower/stalker....*G* I ADORE the Tilda books - such sweetness!

Fiona said...

From one blog to another I'm finding out about all the wonderful projects that can be made this year. I love your idea. I usually start making Christmas gifts in January. Thank you, Fiona

vEr0n!c@ said...

Such cute projects in that book! Please do enter me for the giveaway. I'm now a Follower. Thank you!

Simone de Klerk said...

OK, I was going to join one stitchery BOM only, but seeing this ... how can I resist.
Thank you so much!
Off to stash manicure now (o:

quilterfaye said...

What a cute heart,Shell
Hugs,Faye

quilterfaye said...

What a cute heart,Shell
Hugs,Faye

quilterfaye said...

What a cute heart,Shell
Hugs,Faye

quilterfaye said...

Have followed your blog for ages.Love your stitches and your humour.
hugs,Faye

Donna said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Please throw my name in the hat for the book!

Donna said...

I am also a follower!

Quibi said...

I love your BOM! Because who doesn't love hearts?

But I also love your give away. I adore almost everything from Tilda.

Lots of love from Holland!

Yvonne

Margie S. said...

This is the first time I've visited your blog but not the last. It was recommended on one of the Yahoo redwork groups I belong to. Hearts to embroider and a year of handmade gifts along with a free book full of ideas. It sounds wonderful. Thank you for your generosity and here's hoping I win the book. :-)

Sheila said...

Your block is so cute. I'm a follower and I put your cute little girl on my blog.

Jillayne said...

Your first block of the month is just charming - I love the scrollwork! I also like how small they are so I at least have a hope of finishing and not adding to my "undone" pile!
Have fun guestposting shell - I'll be sure to hop over right away...

c said...

i adore anything TILDA, I dont own any of her books, and would just simple adore to have one. Thank you FOr posting this, thank you for always having wonderful reads and patterns and ideas, aka Kingcooper0001@aol.com

Shari said...

What a swet heart design this month. I will be looking for all of them, for sure. Would love to win that book. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I received the thread I ordered for the 12 months of hearts - what a pleasant surprise! A beautifully wrapped gift! Alas, the chocolate had a short life, and I am enjoying the tea. Thank you so much - it was a sad day in Arizona yesterday, but you put a little sparkle into the day.

Lin Maine said...

I'm sorry - I didn't mean to be anonymous - Lin Maine

pinkstilettos said...

Oh sign me up and I am now a new follower!! Would love a chance to win the book...
Daisy~

Patty said...

Thanks for the giveaway. The book looks very interesting. I love to make gifts for others.

Lee said...

This is such a wonderful BOM. thank you very much for the pattern and the giveaway. I want to make all handmade if I can this year. I am a follower!

Nancy said...

Michelle,
I can't wait to get my new floss and linen....I am a new follower...I hope I win.....Nancy

apple blossom said...

oh, this book looks lovely.
thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

i'm a new gfc follower

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

put your icon on my side bar

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

oops forgot to post my blog URL

posted icon in my side bar

http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

hello, je suis très interressée par ce BOM
thanks!

ANGELICA BERTIN said...

UN SALUDO CARIÑOSO DESDE ARGENTINA
angelicabertin@gmail.com

Debora said...

Hi, Shell! The book looks like great fun...I'm a follower, of course. :o) Love your heart theme for the year, too. xxx to you!

Jen said...

I'm a new follower!

sewhappy said...

Swoon!Shell, I love your blog. I love rabbits, (one in every room, vbg), and I love white, too! I just became a follower, and if I had a blog I'd pick up your darling button. Thanks for the opportunity to win the darling Tilda book.Off to look through the blog, and your shop - linen, and white velvet...oh my! :)

heleen said...

Love your blog. I'm allready a follower

SheilaC said...

Love the colors of those threads, Shell!

Can't wait for this to come together.

Got your button :)

SheilaC

Tracee said...

I would love this book. I received my first ever Tone Finnanger book this Christmas, Tildas Christmas Ideas from an incredibly generous swapper in Switzerland, so I know how beautiful her designs are.
Many thanks Tracee (perth) xx

Renee said...

I have a collections of threads that I would love to add the ones you have posted on your blog.

Wendy B said...

ooo hope ive made it in time Shell.....putting the little gal cutie on my sidebar now!!! I *heart* hearts!!!!
XXX sugary hugs sweety
Wendy :O)

Wendy B said...

oooo...forgot to mention....I'm a follower too!
XXX :O) Wendy