Friday, August 12, 2011

August 12 of Hearts Block and a Giveaway!

Helloooooooooo and Happy Friday!

Just as I mentioned last month, I'm ready for Summer to be over. It's been dreadfully hot this year and there have been so many forest fires around me. I've named this the "Summer of Smoke." In fact, as I write this, it is so smoky that I can hardly see my neighbor's house! Ick, gag, hack! Makes me so sad for all the wild critters. :(

Needless to say, I have been spending as much time inside as possible and what better way to spend my time than to get some stitching done! :)

Here is the August Block in our 12 of Hearts Series. Hop over to my SHOP and click on Free Designs to get yours.

Remember, you can start this project any time and I still have some floss kits available. The blocks are small so they stitch up very quickly! This month's Floss Color is Valdani P12, Brown Vintage Hues.

Here's how they all look so far! Remember you will decide if you want to sash your blocks or not. I will have instructions on how to finish them both ways in December.

Now onto our giveaway. As I promised on Wednesday, the giveaway this month would be bunny related. No, no, I'm not giving away Harrington and Hannah.

"Well that's certainly good to know!"

Our prize this month are these two adorable little white bunnies. They measure around 5". They would look cute in any kind of decor! To enter, just leave a comment on this post. As always, our followers and friends that are signed up on the right will get two chances for being so special to us. The winner will be chosen by the random generator on Wednesday, August 17th. The giveaway is open to all our friends worldwide!

Good luck, happy stitching and happy Friday!

xx,

48 comments:

Jane said...

Another very pretty heart Shell ~ 8 hearts already, I can't believe how time has passed so fast this year. Oh! ok if I can't have Harrington and Hannah (sob sob) I'd love to be entered in your draw for those other 2 very cute bunnies, thankyou for the chance xxx

Jo in TAS said...

Oh Shell if I one those Bunnies I'd name the Hannah and Harrington, they're so sweet! Your latest heart is very sweet too!
Happy Friday Sweetie!!
Hugs
Jo

Vroomans' Quilts said...

How sweet of you to give away such wonderful bunnies. And I am in a stitching mood, so perfect timing with the new heart. (follower)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Oh my ... toss BL's name in the random generator ...

Bummer about the summer of the smoke. I feel bad for those folks who have had such a beastly one.

Our summer has been cool - which means below 70 degrees - and often cloudy for parts of the day. When we get two nice days in a row we rejoice and try to remember where we left our sunglasses. (Seattle is the lost-sunglasses capital!)

beforethedawn said...

Okay, I'm gonna say it. I just want to kiss his precious nose. In that photo, Harrington reminds me of our black cat Twinkle. I love that he lets me snuggle and hug him. I can't help it, I'm a snuggler! :-D

Blessings, Jessica

E Roach said...

I LOVE those handsome bunnies!! So I hereby enter the contest =)

sunny said...

Yep, they're cute all right. I'll take very good care of them if they choose to come live with me.

Jade said...

*SQUEE* WANT-WANT-WANT!

Commenting, following, stalking, you name it! :D

Penny said...

Love the bunnies..the white ones :) Just so you know, if ever H & H drive you up the wall, I have a little bunny hutch here..hehehe.

Love this month's heart too . Thanks :)

Jeanette said...

Another gorgeous heart for me to stitch. I've been impatiently waiting for the 12th to come. :) lol. I'd love to win those beautiful china rabbits & like Jo i'd name them after Hannah & Harrington. You know i'm a follower & big fan. :) Hugs to you all,

Mrs Shepo said...

Thanks for the chance to win those cute white bunnies, Shell, I have a grandaughter who would just cherrish them. Another cute heart to stitch, I have been a follower since I found your 12 of Hearts Series. Cheers Pat.

elliek said...

Love the bunnies and as usual the heart is perfect. Loving this BOM, Thanks

Christine M said...

I can't believe it's the 12th again! Where is the time going. Those little white bunnies are just too cute. Thanks for the lovely giveaway Shell. Hugs, Christine

Melody said...

As always your work is delightful. If I can't have your regal bunnies, two little white ones would be gorgeous too.

Laurel said...

Such sweet bunnies! Harrington did look a touch worried for a second there... :) I'm sure he's ever-so-relieved to know his momma would never part with him! Have a lovely weekend!

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, Your bunnies are so cute and lovable. I would love to enter your contest and have two more bunnies to go with my other one. It has cooled down here and the river has gone down some, but not in its banks yet. It is 61 degrees here this morning as I write this. I have been busy this week with doctor appointments with hubby. Have a great day and weekend. Your Missouri Friend.

Lesley said...

Hi, I absolutely love those bunnies. What a sweet giveaway. I am a follower. Blessings

Jill said...

Please please pick me! I just LOVE bunnies! It's still winter in Aust - I envy you the heat. I have just the spot for those bunnies xx

JCnNC said...

Would love to have those reallly cute ceramic 'Hannah and Harrington" bunnies - I do not have many bunnies in my life. Cannot believe we are already eight heart blocks down. Wow - Judy C in NC

Lisa said...

Smoke? Uh oh. Keep the windows closed! I feel bad for the wild ones too :( and the not-wild ones whose people keep them outside even when it's hot and smoky :(

Lovely block! Lovely Buns! Please enter me :)

Rebecka said...

Hi Shell-
I tell Sprite that she is so lucky she gets to live inside. Sorry to hear about all the smoke and fires. Hopefully, you can get some cooler weather. Love your block and white bunnies. Good Luck to everyone in your drawing! Have a great weekend and give Harrington and Hannah a kiss for me.

Kasia said...

Thats so kind of you, the giveaway is too sweet and the stitching is adorable! ^.^

Hugs,

Marcia W. said...

Those white bunnies Hanny and Harry are so very cute. Please enter me into the draw.

Marcia W. said...

Oh! forgot to say that I am a follower too

Diane H said...

Love all the blocks together. Thanks Shell, hope everybunny is well. (Follower, of course)xxx

Sheila said...

Thanks so much for another great block. The bunnies are so cute.

DebbieM said...

Hi Shell, thank you for all the designs, they are beautiful. I love the white bunnies, they would look so cute in my office room where I have various critters to keep me happy!!

Cobi said...

I totally forgot about the 12th, I was all focused on the 11th, when I turned 50. hard to believe. wasn't going to celebrate, but friends and family wouldn't let me. I love them for it. and I love the bunnies,they'd be great to win. I'm working on 2 bunny quilts and will probably make a 3rd one too. will print the heart and stitch it soon. I'm with you when it comes to hot summer weather. I like that its not hot and its raining off and on. the fires sound scary.

Sherry said...

Thank you for the new block of the month design. Your bunnies in the giveaway are sooo cute! I love the fabrics in your bundle in the previous post. I wil have to think on that.

Mary Beth Ticknor said...

I'm a follower and I would like to be included in the bunny giveaway!! I love the hearts and I'm stitching with your wonderful thread on the Birds in the Berry Trees and enjoying your patterns and thread so much. Oh thank you for the "extra" gifts in my order!!

Michelle said...

The bunnies are adorable! Both sets. Thanks for the chance to win.

linny said...

Love the bunnies- the white ones & the furry ones.

Sandy said...

Those bunnies are just sooo darned cute! Would love to have them here with me. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Sandy sxygrndma48@yahoo.com

Patty C. said...

I love bunnies & I just painted my house hunter green & white - They would look so adorable in my stitching space - Please include me in the drawing - Thank you so much !!

Terri Sue said...

hi shell,
the block is beautiful. i love the bunnies and would give them a nice home. i'm a follower. thanks for all you do.

Jessica said...

Hi Shell & bunnies! Love reading this blog although I'm not so crafty as you, Shell. Really, I just read b/c I love your writing voice and the pics of the bunnies!

Love Bears All Things said...

Hello everbunny,
I'm a follower of course.
We've had a relatively new bunny on our porch and yard this weekend....one that was born under the back porch....we've enjoyed watching him so much.
Mama Bear

Sewcando said...

The bunnies are looking so sweet. Praying you keep safe with the smoke. No-bunny likes that stuff so close to home. I'm a follower too. (Didn't know if I should do a separate post on that.)

Kim Q said...

Such sweet little bunny figurines! Mr. Wabbit sends his regards. We're faithful followers. ;-)

Debbie B said...

The bunnies(both your babies and the white ones)are too cute. I really like your 12 of Hearts series too. I love the floss colors, so rich!

Staci said...

Those little bunnies are so sweet. Thank you for such a charming giveaway!

Sheila said...

I love all of your work Shell and the bunnies are adorable as are Hannah and Harrington .

janice said...

I love your blog. I've been collecting rabbits since I was 10. Figurines not the real kind. hehe
My business name is Red Rabbit Quilting, so I, too am obsessed with rabbits. Thanks for the giveaway.

janice said...

I just signed up to follow your blog.

Linda Crosby said...

I am a follower and love your blog and would love to find a special place for those adorable bunnies. thanks

Sallie said...

Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Val Laird said...

What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

Mãos e manias said...

Thank you so much! I love stitching your hearts!

Have a good week-end!