Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Celebrating 700 Giveaway and a Sneaky Peeky

Well hellooooooooo there! How is everybun? I want to start off this post with a sneaky peeky of my new stitchery pattern. I was hoping to release it today, but as I was stitching away on it, I got a "wild hare" and kept adding stuff! I just finished the binding last night at 11:30. Can we say "Love it!!!" So anyway, I have to finish writing the pattern and I'll reveal it on Friday with some other fun things I'll be adding to my shop.

Here's your sneaky peeky of "Little Houses No. 1"   There will be 3 in this series.

Now onto our 700 Followers Celebration giveaway! Yippeeeeee!!! We are so glad to have so many wonderful friends following along on our adventures. I thought and thought and thought about what would be a fun prize for our friends. Hmmmmm..... I got it! Books! Most of you love books as much as I do. However, since some of our followers are quilters and some enjoy altered art and some are bunny lovers, I decided I would give you a choice! Oooooooo fun! 

Harrington, will you show our friends what they can choose from?
"You got it Mama. I still have 15 minutes left on my break."

Oh brother. Ok, I got it you lazy bunny. First choice, if you are a quilter and love applique, you will receive these two wonderful books.
Second choice, if you love altered art, you will receive these two wonderful books.
Third choice, if you love bunnies (especially sarcastic one's), you will receive these three books.

Fourth choice, if you love quilting, altered art, and sarcastic bunnies, you can pick one book from each of the above. Kinda like going to a book buffet! hee,hee,hee.

To enter, leave a comment on this post and tell us which choice you would like. As always, those followers signed up on the right to follow, will recieve 2 chances cause you're special. Harrington and I will choose the winner on Sunday, May 1st using the random number generator. Friends world wide are welcome and encouraged to enter. Good luck and thanks so much for your friendship. We truly treasure each of you!



xx,

90 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh what fun - I love them all, so I guess I would have to go with choice #4 so I can have one of each. Maybe that will cheer Harrington up - love those propeller ears.

Mireille said...

Hello Shell,
Thank you for the sneak peek.
I love the way Sir Harrington is taking is break.

I am very interesting in your give away and if I may have the chance to win i want to go for the book buffet :-)

Hugs,
Mireille

The human said...

Gorgeous pic of Sir Harrington! We would definitely love to win those Bunny Books... unfortunately I don't have a crafty bone in my body, but I love rabbits!

Love, Lisa (the Human), Bella and Buttons.
xxx

Christine M said...

What a lovely giveaway. If I was lucky enough to win I would choose #1 the applique books. Congratulations on your 700+ followers Shell. Hugs, Christine

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Hi Shell,
Sir Harrington is so cute! I would love to be entered in your generous giveaway. I am a follower. I'd have to choose #4 because I love each catagory.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Blessings,
Jean

Renea said...

I love to do applique so that would be my first choice. I do not have either one these books so they would fit right in with my quilting library. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

Jeanette said...

Thanks for the sneak peak. Looks gorgeous. Love all the books. :). Happy Stitching,

Debbie said...

Hey, Shell, how are you? Busy, busy, I can see! Sneak peek looks fabulous. Can't wait...

I love altered stuff so I think I would choose those books. I have one of the applique books in my library.

Have a great day!

Linboose said...

I love them all! Happy Bunny is hilarious too! I'm sure Harrington agrees. hee hee

Stray Stitches said...

Can't wait to see your newest creation after seeing the sneak peek!
I love applique so my would select the first choice. That Little Brown Bird book is so hard to find.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. I enjoy being a regular follower of your blog. Hugs to Harrington!

crzyknit said...

Hi--I love applique and would so enjoy those books!

Kim Q said...

Oh dear...what to choose...applique or Happy Bunny! Well, I guess the applique since I love birds almost as much as I love bunnies! ;-)

Jessica said...

Your new stitchery looks very interesting! Can't wait to see the rest!
I would have to pick the Applique books!

Mommarock said...

Oh my word! I would choose #1.. for sure.. Such and exciting chance... and yes I'm a follower.. so yippee thats two lucky chances... come on lucky number ... :)

JCnNC said...

Congratulations on your 700, Shell. Love Harrington's picture. Awesome giveaway and opportunity. Judy C sends her best.

yorkie mom said...

Oh!! great blog! If I were to win I would chose one from each! I love your bunny-so adorable. Congratulations on 700 followers! Allison gougeonathome@charter.net

Kathy H said...

What a fun giveaway. I would choose the applique books. I am waiting to see the finished pattern. The sneak peek looked perfect for a new project for me.

Darlene said...

Congrats on achieving 700 followers! Even though I don't comment much, I read and enjoy your blog everyday. If I were to win, I would choose the applique books. Both are ones that I have been eyeing but have yet to buy. Thanks for a chance to win.

Sheila said...

Love the sneek peek, would love to be entered into your giveaway, I'm a follower of your blog. I guess I would pick 2 or 3, maybe the book buffet.

Rosa said...

congratulations on your 700 followers!!,the new project sneaky peeky looks wonderful for me,yipppiiii!!.

If I win I`ll choose the applique books.

Sunnybec said...

Congrats on now over 700 followers! If I won I would like the applique please... and thank you for opening this to International - its very much appreciated. Linda

elle said...

What a delightful buffet! Bless you!

Periwinkle Pumpkin said...

I personally love choice #2, recycled art, and choice #3 the sarcastic bunnies. Love your blog. Thanks!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Good morning Shell and congratulations! I'm anxiously awaiting this pattern - it looks wonderful. :) I don't need any new books here because the shelves are groaning and my husband is protesting so don't enter me. :) But I sure want to see that pattern! blessings, marlene

Diane H said...

Pattern looks great, Shell. Would love the applique books to dream on. Thanks, big hugs.

Susanne said...

I have now followed your blog for a little over a year, and I love all your stories about your home, patterns and bunnies. We are planning the vacation and will pass NC in July, and as soon as I know when we will be near your home I will let you know, so I will hope that we can meet. I am a follower too, so if I am drawn I wiil choise #2.
Best regards Susanne B in Denmark

Linda Crosby said...

I have just joined your blogger and would be very happy to win the 2 quilting books if chosen. thank you for the chance and congrats on over 700 members. lindacrosby@hotmail.com..or maggies place.new blogger

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Hurray for Harrington and for your 700 followers! I am one of them and would love to be entered in your drawing. Thanks so much!

Pirel said...

A realy nice give away
I go for the Bunny Books (one for me, one for my funny bunny Skip and one for my adorable bunny Bam)
x

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

It is so nice of you to offer a giveaway for your "700" accomplishment!
I would choose the quilting combo since I have had my eye on "Little Brown Bird" for a long time.
Hope all is well and content in Bunnyville - love you, Harrington!!!

sharon said...

Happy 700th post! I love to applique so I would love to win package #1. I think your new pattern will be wonderful! Thanks for the sneak peaks and your great blog!

Miss 376 said...

Oh what a lovely giveaway! Congratulations on 700 followers. I'd love the first choice, I really want to have a go at some more applique

Sherry said...

Thanks for the sneak peak, I will be back to see the reveal of your new pattern. I would love to be entered in your giveaway, I am a follower, of course and I don't do altered art yet but would love to learn so books would be a great start.

Kris said...

Oh, my goodness!!! You need to find Harrington a sister or brother!! He's starting to act like a spoiled only child!! :-)) Can't wait to see the rest of your sneaky peeky!! Very intriguing!!! And I would love to win any of your books but mostly the sarcastic bunny books!! Hoo! Hoo! Kris

Penny said...

Congrats on 700++ followers! Love the sneak peek...looking gorgeous:) The appliqué books look nice.

Harrington, does your right ear ever go up? :)

MosaicMagpie said...

Congratulations! What a great giveaway, I would choose choice 1.
I have both of the books in choice 2 and they are wonderful! Thank you for a chance to win.
Deb

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I am anxious to see your "Little Houses"... SO CUTE! It was "NOT EAST" picking a favorite here(I do love all three)BUT I'm going with the second set of books! Thank you so much for the chance to win.
Big Bunny Hugs,
Donna

B L said...

Good to see that you are back, Shell. My first time at this, but the Happy Bunny books would suit my life perfectly at this point.

In the meantime, I'm on the trail of tracking down Audry for RG.

Aw ... Harrington ...

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Harrington is looking "Sweet as Ever"... I'm hoping you will be having a new addition to your bunny trail "soon"... There is just too much love there not to share!!!
Enter me again, I am a Happy Follower!
Hugs,
Donna

Oh Sew Addicted said...

I love applique, so I think I would pick the first choice, although Happy Bunny is my favorite sarcastic rabbit!

Crafty Green Poet said...

For a moment there i thought harrington was going to be the prize! I'd be interested in bunnies and altered art, what a lovely generous giveaway...

Crafty Green Poet said...

I realise now that i didn't put in one of the acceptable choices, oh dear, I'll need to think about that...

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Hi Sweet Shell..what an awesome giveaway...I can't help but enter my name and definitely I would choose the altered art books..choice #2:D

Harrington is so handsome...how is he doing solo???

XOXO Mandy, Ella Luna, Roo, Jin & Jaks.

p.s. I am of course as you likely already know, a follower;D

quilterfaye said...

Congratultions Shell on your &00th WOW!! Your sneak peak looks yummy,can't wait. As a quilter i'd love an applique book.
Apologies to Harrington i knew Mommy wouldn't part with you for a giveawy contest. Ihopee you are trying harder to be a good little boy.
Hugs,Faye

quilterfaye said...

Of course I'm a follower,since--ages ago.
Faye

Jade said...

Mr. Mick says that Harrington is not lazy, he is conserving his energy for maximum cute potential. I would watch out for poo-poo bucket parties.

I will have to choose Option 3, as I adore happy bunny and all his snarkiness. :)

Robin said...

I will go with option 1 please 'cause I love applique! I do love sarcastic bunnies too ;)

Sandi P said...

I would have to choose the quilting books, though I'm sure the bunny books would be a fun read.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Poor Harrington--now you have to do 'double' duty there--but hey you now get allllll the love and treats that go with the job!!!!
Sir Harrington--when you pull my name out of the bucket--I would love, love, love those applique books--just ask the Human--shell--she know I would love them, too!!!
Hugs, Di and miss gracie

arlette said...

Oh Harrington... if you pick me I'd give to you a yummy carrot, I love to eat carrots, so I know what I'm talking about..., wait, I'm not trying to blackmail you, lol. I love specially pile number 1, thank you for the chance and congrats for your 700 followers!!!!!!!!!

N. Maria said...

Lazy Bunny! Shell, I would love to win #1, Applique or #3, Bunny books!
I keep spreading the word about your website and blog....
Hugs,
Maria

Colleen said...

Congratulations! I love the sneaky peek at your new project... can't wait to see the whole thing. I would love a chance at the applique books or the bunny books :o)

Charlsey said...

Love peeking at your projects. Glad to see Harrington is having a "neat" day. He looks so regal. Love the Brown Bird book!

Lee said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway. i am a follower
I would choose #1!
thanks!

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~Kathleen said...

Oh, yes, I "Love it!!!" Your stitchery is lovely. Wow, what a wonderful treat...this bunny loves you! I would like to win #1 - 2 fantabulous Applique Books. I'm so glad you are feeling a little bit better. Giving from the heart always helps! I am also a FOLLOWER of your great blog. Thank you!

Shadowydreamer said...

I want Harrington snuggles and kisses.. but since they don't seem to post well, I would settle for the cyber versions. :)

Bunnies rule. Just ask any of them, they'll agree!

Marcia W. said...

Lovely giveaway. I've wanted to learn to applique, so number 1 prize is best for me. Perhaps some of your talent will rub off upon me if win these books. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

Marcia W. said...

Please tell Harrington that I am a follower too!

Hef's Mom said...

BUNS BUNS BUNS!
Follower
BUNS PLEASE!

gail said...

Hi Shell, Wow 700! Congratulations. Harrington is doing a fabulous job as EBO! I love the altered art books. You always have great contests. Thanks so much!
Cant wait to see your new pattern, its looking pretty cute:)
(()) gail

Sheila said...

Congrats on 700 followers. I have been reading your blog for a while and just tonight became a follower! I think I would choose the no.1 choice, but like the bunny books also. I'm almost caught up with your "12 of hearts BOM", got one more to go. I have a couple of projects going, but can always fit a little BOM project in between. Have a great week!

Donna Nowicki French said...

I love the quilt you are woking on. I can't wait to see the whole thing.

I would pick the altered books. They look interesting.

Jo in TAS said...

Wow Shell & Harrington, what an awesome giveaway! I'd love those altered art books :-)
HUgs
Jo

Linda said...

I love to applique so I'd love to win Choice 1! Thanks for the give away.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell & Harrington,

Congratulations on 700 blog friends!
I love the sneak peek of Little house # 1.
Such a kind and generous gift to your lucky followers, the Altered Art books look fabulous.
I love the sweet photo of Harrington.

Happy Thursday
Hugs
Carolyn

Gamma said...

How wonderful to have 700 followers. While I've been reading your blog for awhile, I am officially another follower as of today. Love to quilt and applique

Wendy said...

I wouldn't usually say I'm interested in altered art, but those books look really interesting. I'm also a fan of applique, so could I say surprise me with either #1 or #2?

Me and the bunnies are faithful followers.

jennifer said...

Let's see here, I pick # 2 it looks intresting. Thanks for the chance.

Kathy said...

I am a follower.

Kathy said...

I would choose choice number 4 to get a little of each. Thanks for the giveaway. Love bunnies too!

LisaT said...

Good afternoon, and thanks for the chance! I love the look of applique but havent ventured past fusible but would love to learn and actually get good at needleturn. So, my vote is for the quilting books.

LisaT said...

I am a brand new follower. Thanks!

Cobi said...

books! I love books! and so did my rabbits. there aren't many books in my possession that don't have nibbles on them. good memories.
the book by Margaret Docherty looks great. and a bunny book. I love bunnies of course and I love sarcastic. Minoes says hello to Harrington. she's working hard on being alpha cat.

Rochelle Buckley said...

Congratulations on your 700th follower, that's wonderful.

Thank you for the opportunity to win, I would really LOVE the applique books.

(I am a no reply blogger but not by choice, the system just won't let me be a reply blogger despite changing my settings constantly so my email is rochellebuckley(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot)au and I have a blog at www.rochellebuckley.blogspot.com - just so you know I am not spamming)

Lisa said...

Hey Shell, CONGRATS on 700!!!!! Holy Cow!!!!! So proud of you. Send Harrington a snuggle from me :)

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Michelle, I haven't visited you for a while, and I was so sad to read your previous post. It is so hard when we lose a much loved pet. My pets,( small dogs) have all come from rescue organizations. There are so many pets wanting and deserving a loving home.
Congratulations on 700 followers, actually there are more now, and I am one of them so I will be up to date on what is happening here! :)
Lovely giveaway, those applique books look so good. bye for now, Sandy.

Allie said...

I'm loving the new design already - love it love it! Can't wait to see Shell! That pic of Harrington on his break is the cutest ever - what a hoot he is. Shell, don't enter me in the give-away, I've been so blessed lately.

April Mechelle said...

Hey Shell & Harrington !!! I would love to win the Alter Art books. I am also a follower.

Janet said...

I would go for choice # 4. Love your rabbit. Thanks for a chance to win.

E Roach said...

I love you and your ideas!!! I want to enter this giveaway, and I would LOVE to win the bunny books, but my second choice would be choice two; the altered art books!

Lavender Rabbit said...

Awesome giveaway and a huge Congrats on 700! I would love to enter for the 2nd choice please. Nose rubs to the very handsome Harrington. xx Donna

Gloria J W said...

Shell...I watched the Royal Wedding tonight too. What a fairytale...and didn't she look pretty. Anyhow..back to the giveaway...I'm a quilter so those first two books look really great to me...almost as pretty as Harrington!!
Hugs Gloria

Simple Pleasure said...

Congratulations on your blog-anniversary!!! I'm my entry is chosen, I would certainly put the quilting books to good use.
Thanks for your generosity!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Pat said...

I am anxious to see the whole stitchery. My choice would be the Altered books. I hope that you survived the horrible weather that the states are having. In Illinois fortunately all we had was rain and more rain. Today is sunshine and the wedding of the year.

Terri said...

A book buffet - what a great idea! Congrats on 700 followers (of course, I am one!) Hope Harrington doesn't feel blue for too much longer.

Slovenka said...

Congrats on 700 followers. I became #729. My choice would be #1 because I LOOOVE applique. Thanks for the giveaway.

dpomama said...

Love this site! I would have to go with the choice #1. Love the quilt books!

DianneB said...

Congrats on your 700 followers! I love quilt books and those two are amazing eye candy. Either would be a huge treat. Thank you!

Sherill said...

Thank you Shell & Harrington for the chance to win the giveaway. My choice would be the 1st option. I love applique. I am a follower and visit very often.