Saturday, March 12, 2011

Next Block in 12 of Hearts and a Giveaway!

Are you having fun with these blocks? I sure am! I like having a fast little project to work on that I can take places!

So here is the block for March.

The whole project will be made from small, medium and large hearts. One row done! I love how "Folky" it looks.

Remember, you can purchase the Valdani Floss Kit from me and any other supplies you need, as well as, collect your pattern.
Just Hop over to my Shop. The bunnies and I truly appreciate your support of small business owners. Thank you!

Now on to the giveaway! As many of you know, I have a love of books and enjoy giving them as gifts. Even though computerized book readers are nice for holding lots of books, there is just something so special about touching a page of paper. Plus, licking your finger flip a page on a computer screen makes a mess! hee,hee,hee. So anyway, this month I'm thinking a little French Inspiration would be fun!

The first book is The French-Inspired Home by Kaari Meng of French General. Those in the quilting world are loving her right now! Here's a little peek inside.



Pretty cool huh?

The second book is Creating the French Look by Annie Sloan. Here's a little peek inside this one.

The winner will receive Both, yes Both books! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on This post. As always, if you are signed up (on the sidebar to the right) as a Follower, you are extra special and get two chances!

The random number generator will pick the winner on Wednesday, March 16th. Everyone worldwide is invited to register for the prize. We are delighted to have friends in so many countries!

Good luck and happy stitching everybun!
xx, shell, sugie and harrington

89 comments:

arlette said...

Oh my!!!!, I'd love to!!!!, although I've heard alot of bad stuff about number 1, please pick me :D

Fiona said...

Loving the hearts. Can't wait to see how they all look together when I finish up.

Dolly said...

Mmmm I could use a new book to keep me occupied until spring gets here!

Smiles, Dolly

Quilt Kitty said...

Hi Shell & the bunnies. Scrumptious books! Love the threads too. Tracee xx

Quilt Kitty said...

Naturally I am a follower too.

sunny said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

BubzRugz said...

Lovely heart pattern Shell and lovely French books too.... good home offerred down under....
Hugz
PS hop follower too... hoppity skip...

Miss 376 said...

That month went quickly, can't wait to get this one stitched

Maree: said...

What A Beautiful Giveaway Both Books are Gorgeous...
and Yes I am already a Follower...
cheers

Jo in TAS said...

The hearts are looking sweet and those books look very inspirational!

Megan Chamberlain said...

I love books, there is nothing better than flipping through the pages of a real book. I would love to have a new book and these two look so interesting.
Thank you for sharing all the lovely quilts in your recent posts , I haven't been around to comment lately.
Hugs to you and the beautiful bunnies.

Sylvie BG said...

Oh yes, I love books too. And those in particular ! French General ? I adore !
You are delighted to have friends in many countries ?
You have a friend in France ! And a follower too !
Hugs to you and the bunnies !
Sylvie

Nancy said...

Oooooh, I love French General and would love these books. They reflect the life I want to live. Thanks so much for the chance!

Allie said...

Oh Shell another wonderful heart - I'm loving it, thank you! And those books look wonderful, you are so right about holding a book in your hand - a reader is nice for traveling but give me the real thing anytime.

Bev C said...

Hello Michelle,

The book you are giving away looks stunning.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Karen said...

The French General fabrics are all so soft and pretty. Wish I could have them all!

Lee said...

I am loving the heart patterns and who cannot love a book giveaway! Please enter me :) thanks.

Lee said...

I am a follower!

Debbie said...

I'm so excited to get going on the hearts project. I have my thread (thank you oh so much for having it)=, my fabric and my hoop. It is going to be loverly.

Those books look fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win. Of course I am a follower, too!

Mimi said...

Your blocks are the sweetest - you are an inspiration to me! This book looks awesome too, I could spend hours flipping through deciding on a project.

Wendy B said...

oooo Michelle, how yummy!!! Am loving these blocks too.
XXX sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Wendy B said...

BTW Shell, I am a follower too!!!!
XX
Wendy :O)

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, count me in on your giveaway. I always enjoy looking at books. Alot of great ideas come from them. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Penny said...

I'm happy to announce I'm stitching the second block now :) ....just in time for this third one. Thanks Michelle. Hugs for Sugie n Harrington!

Mommarock said...

Your hearts are just delightful.. and thank you for having a wonderful giveaway!!

ANGIE said...

I love looking at photos of your work! It encourages me to do more and I need inspiration a lot.

Oh yes, I am a follower too.

Angie

JCnNC said...

Most definitely a follower - and most definitely would love to win these wonderful books - they would be a welcome addition to "my room." Thanks for the opportunity. Judy C www.shadetreequilting.com

Hef's Mom said...

Yes Shell, I have been sewing so much, just breaking my back sewing, haha! I love the designs though!
Follower!

Donna said...

Oh, I'd love to win! What a gorgeous looking book! P.S. I'm a follower!

Donna said...

I guess I need to do another entry since I am a follower!

heleen said...

Lovely books. Thanks for the give away

Sheila said...

I love books as well, it would be wonderful to win new books.

I'm also enjoying the blocks each month. I just need to figure out what fabric to use and how to make it into a quilt.

Thanks so much.

Karen said...

Nothing beats a real book, to hold and smell. And anything french is always so romantic.
Bunny nose rubs from the G Girls to the Raspberry rabbits

Julie said...

I agree, nothing is better than touching the page (even though I am an iPad reader). I love your new updated website (and I'm a follower, too!)

Diane H said...

'Heart' the block, Shell! Thanks for a chance. Of course a follower.

Sunnybec said...

Oh I so want to win these, I live in France so "need" to create the French look LOL. Thanks for a chance to win. Linda

Sunnybec said...

I am now a follower.

free indeed said...

My husband's family is french. I'd like to know more about that decorating style that I might incorperate it in our home.

queenpeach20 said...

Hi Shell, there is nothing better than looking through a book. They are beautiful...and I am going to print off the next heart pattern. I am almost up to date with my stitching!!! It's going to be a wall hanging for my bedroom. Thanks so much for the patterns!!!

queenpeach20 said...

I am a follower too so here is my next chance.....

Paula said...

What an awesome giveaway! I love books too, and these two look wonderful. Thanks for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Paula said...

I'm a new follower!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Charlsey said...

Oooh, I hope it is me. Just built a Country French home and need all the ideas and help I can get.

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love a chance to enter, need some inspiration at my house!!
I am a follower - Thanks :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

CHRIS said...

HI Shell,I agree I got a book reader from computerize man for Christmas but I still go to my much loved paper version of Pride & Prejudice. I just love piles of books they are somehow comforting to me and just as well cause my home has many piles. Always room for more and I do love love French. I am enjoying the heart stitching I will post a pic for you. Happy Stitching Chrisb.

Chris said...

Oh gasp!!!! How simply beatiful.....and I have such a special relationship with books! Yup, I'm a follower :-)

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

More books? More inspiration? Yay!

It would give me more things to moan and groan about that I want to make. For instance, your BOM is on that list.

Thanks for the pattern. Soon, very soon, I will get to sew some things for myself!!

Christine M said...

Another lovely heart pattern. I'm putting these away for when I'm ready to start stitching them. Thanks Shell!

Christine said...

wow...I love french style and french general...please include me!
And I love dropping by your beautiful blog...

Christine said...

follow too!!!

Nichole said...

I would love having this book! It looks like it has so many good ideas!!!!

Lyn said...

I'd love to have the books. I'm using French General Fabric for Esther Aliu's current BOM. (P.S. I'm a follower.)

Jeanette said...

Pick me, pick me. Those books are beautiful. Would it help if i bribed your beautiful bunnies? No? Oh well i am a follower. :)Hug,

Jillayne said...

Beautiful design Shell! You have a real flair for hearts!!
I have had my eye on the French General book for some time but haven't taken the plunge yet - what a lovely give away.

quiltgem said...

Hi! I just received your RSS feed. As far as I can tell, there is no link for download to Block 3. Love the Hearts!
quiltgem@gmail.com

Karen said...

I would like to learn more about the french look. I would appreciate being in the drawing.
Thank you ...K
karencg@hotmail.com

gail said...

Hi Shell, What a fabulous give away. YOu are so generous to us! :) These look like to awesome books!

I love the blocks too. I adore hearts! (and bunnies too) The thread is the yummiest colors.

Have a pretty week. (()) gail

April Mechelle said...

shell, i would loved to be enetered!!! i was just looking at these books this past week !! i need some inspiration !! thanks, April in Bama

pendlestitches said...

What a lovely giveaway. France is my spiritual home (sadly not my corporeal one!) so either of these books would be treasured.
pendlestitches[at]jonesmail[dot]eu

Sherry said...

I have blocks i and 2 completed and will get to block 3 when we return home. We are visiting in Bluffton, South Carolina with our son and his family. The sunshine has been nice here. The books in your giveaway are great. I am a follower of your blog of course, I always enjoy my visits here.

Wendy said...

I'm loving the heart blocks. What a fab giveaway, the only thing that would make it better is if you included Harrington and Sugie!! Can't see that happening!

Wendy said...

I'm a faithful follower!

Sheila said...

Not sure if I mentioned that I am a follower. Tanks

Kathy H said...

Love the little embroidery hearts. This book looks like it would have some great inspiration.

Kathy H said...

I am a follower.

Marcia W. said...

Hi Shell. I am a follower - extra credit points (I enjoyed giving these when was a teacher).

Marcia W. said...

I enjoy the French General blog and know these books will be most interesting to read and have cute projects to make. Thanks for this generous giveaway. Now, I'm off to get this month's 12 of Hearts BOM installment.

GeeGee said...

I am loving your heart designs. Thank you for sharing so freely.

bunnythreads said...

love books with real pages....you are uch a sweetie

bunnythreads said...

I am still laughing at the fluffy bunny-soo funny. The books look divine-you are wonderful to share with others :>)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Shell, Sugie and Harrington.

The heart blocks you are designing are fabulous and thanks for showing us.
Both those books look wonderful.

Hope that you are having a lovely week
Hugs
Carolyn

Donna F said...

Count me in on the drawing.

Thanks

Sandra said...

I love the BOM hearts, simple, sweet and charming.
The books are amazing and I bet full of wonderful adaptive ideas.
Thanks for a wonderful give away.
I am working up the courage to start blogging....I spend a lot of time looking at terrific blogs like yours. Sandi

Red Heads said...

I would love to win the books. Thanks. I am doing the heart blocks on white linen that happened to be an old table cloth of my mothers. They really stitch up nice on the linen. My mother would be happy to see me using this cloth. Blessings: Dianne

Stitches said...

Add me to your give-a-way. I'm a follower of yours too. Congrats on the Trademark also. Love your blog and would love to have the books. Thanks, Stitches

VickiT said...

What wonderful books. Either would be wonderful and you are giving BOTH to one lucky person. Wow. Thank you.

Congratulations on the trademark approval. That's quite a long trail of red tape you've conquered! Way to go!

vburr at charter dot net

dogsmom said...

I am a bunny lover and a book lover. I would feel so happy to win this contest.

Annette said...

I just found your blog. I really like your Bunny. Congratulations on the trademark. I may be too late for the drawing, but hope not and I do not have a blog.

Lin said...

I love this site, and I love everything about french decorating. Thanks!

Lin in Phx

JCnNC said...

Oh my - I put my "follower" entry in my "love to win entry" and that would only give me one chance to win this wonderful giveaway. This is my official "I AM A FOLLOWER" entry. Thanks.

gmacdoug said...

Count me in for the draw, and I am loving stitching the heart BOMs. And I love your new trademark.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great book.

Annette said...

I am now a follower!

Joy said...

Your hearts are so pretty ... and those books look fabulous too!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Joy said...

Oh ... and I'm already a follower ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Sure do love those quilt blocks and your giveaway is so nice! Looks likes a wonderful book. Please include me in the drawing...I'm already a follower!

Thanks so much

Nancy said...

Congrats on your trademark. Love the books.

Mireille said...

It seems to be a lovely book with plenty ideas. And Ideas we never ever had too much :-)

Hugs,
Mireille from Belgium

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Another gorgeous heart block, Shell!
And I REALLY want to win the books, rooly trooly, so please toss my name in twice because I follow your fun and kooky self...
Love ya!
Jen
xxx