Tuesday, December 1, 2009



It's Giveaway Day!  Sew, Mama, Sew! is coordinating a grand day of giveaways all over blogland, and I'm happy to add to the mix.  I have two different sets to giveaway.

The first is a colorful mix of Galaxy batiks and some swatches of Christmas prints.




The second set is a few pieces of some Michael Miller prints, a half-yard of a Lakehouse green with shiny green polka dots and four fat quarters of Moda Woodland Bloom




To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment.  Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you and if you have a preference for which set you'd like you can leave that as well.  If you have a moment before you need to rush to the next blog giveaway, I'd love to hear about a favorite Christmas tradition, recipe, craft, or present.

I'll pick the two winners on December 6.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Gretchen

247 comments:

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Lisa said...

I like them both, but I'd lean toward the second set :) Thanks for the chance to win! As for traditions, we celebrate St. Nicholas day and I love it! I make Dutch goodies, we put out our shoes and we just hang out as a family before all the Christmas madness gets into full swing!

rheawhite said...

Everyone has been so generous! Thanks for the chance to win.

aSprinkling said...

I have a definite preference for the second set. Batiks have never been my favorite. I do have to say, though, that I have seen a few projects with them lately that I liked, so maybe they're growing on me.

Lynn Osborne said...

I like the second set best but both are great. My favorite tradition is baking Christmas cookies. Thanks for the chance to win!

Llamabean said...

Lovely fabrics.

I always try to make date balls, they are a twist on a sugar plum, so yummy, if not a bit time consuming to make.

Jingle said...

We have a special breakfast Christmas morning and I treasure that time! I would love the second collection of fabrics! jinglesells at gmail dot com

nrnoodle said...

Our families favorite tradition is to drvie around on Christmas Eve after church and look at all the Christmas lights.
Both sets of fabric are cute. Either would be nice.

nanannwoogies said...

What a great giveaway! I prefer the batik selection -- ahh, how I love batiks!

Our Christmas tradition that I love (but haven't been able to do since we live inland now), is going to where the shrimp boats come in and buying fresh shrimp on Christmas Eve so we can enjoy fresh cocktail shrimp on Christmas late morning/lunch. YUM.

Denise said...

HI! Thanks for such a great giveaway! My fav. traditions are Christmas Eve dinner and opening 2 presents, Getting to decorate the tree with my lil' girl for the first time tonight.She's actually big enough to help now:) and the joy of giving...Seriously! I think both set are great but if I had to choose it would be no 2. Merry CHRISTmas!

lalepop said...

The second set of fabric is my favorite! I'm giving handmade sugar scrub this year. It was super easy to make and it makes your hands soooo soft!

Thanks for the chance to enter!
-Mandi
lalestyleshop (at) gmail (dot) com

Trudy Callan said...

I like the Galaxy Batiks. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

I am a homeschooling mom of 16 years. I have five children from ages 21 months to 21 years.

I am also having a giveaway; so be sure and stop by my blogs. I have two, one for sewing and one for art. www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

My 9 year old daughter is also having a giveaway on her sewing blog. Hers is www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

Trudy
trudy dot callan at gmail dot com

Greta said...

I would love set number 2. Look at those polka dots. I HEART polka dots. My favorite tradition is that on Christmas Eve we get to open one gift. And that gift is always pjs. That way everyone looks super cute in the morning for pictures by the tree opening presents.

Margaret said...

Oooh! I like the second set. My favorite Christmas tradition is a cookie-baking party with my best friend from high school (and occasionally a few other friends) -- this is the 16th year in a row we've held it! Russian Teacakes, Gingerbread Boys, Rice Krispie Treats and Haystacks (peanuts and pretzel pieces covered in chocolate) are all required; each year we add two or three additional different cookie recipes.

SisterlyLove said...

I love going out to get our tree. Our whole family together! :)

I'd love to win the 2nd set with the Michael Miller fabrics! :)

Genevieve
jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net
www.prettywit.etsy.com

Kimberly said...

Love the Moda fabric and I love advent calendars as a Christmas tradition.

Lori said...

Love the second set of fabrics! My favorite Chritmas tradition is pizza for dinner, because who wants to spend all day Christmas cooking??

QuiltyGoodness said...

My favorite tradition has always been the family advent wreath. Nothing fancy, but just a reminder every day at dinner time that we are waiting for Christmas. I love the batiks above--such great colors.

Susan said...

What fabulous fabrics! Especially the second set! I love! One of our favorite christmas traditions is making gingerbread houses. We make them with graham crackers and tons of candy so even the youngest can turn out as simply masterpieces! sjaussi at gmail

Liz B. said...

The fabrics in the second grouping are my favorites, I'd be so lucky to win them! My favorite Christmas tradition is our Christmas morning breakfast. The whole extended family is there; we scramble roughly 4 dozen eggs in a big wok, and cook half a pig worth of bacon, among all the other yummies. It's just a simple pleasure. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

CMEH said...

I am usually on my own on the holidays so my fave christmas tradition is taking time for myself, relaxing and enjoying the joy of the season! Thank you for a great giveaway! I would prefer the Michael Miller prints but I would love and use either!

sandyandcosmo said...

I would love to win any of this! As for Christmas, I just love everything about it!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I have old eyes, the first set, please and thanks. Great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity.

Andrea in Vermont said...

I would be delighted with either - but I *do* love those Moda prints! My favorite tradition is finding oodles of special little tresures for each family member's stocking, and then watching their faces as they discover each item.

Betsy said...

Lovely fabrics - thanks for the giveaway!

As for a holiday tradition, one of my favorites is that my family always goes to the late service at church - when it lets out, it's after midnight and we can wish each other a real Merry Christmas!

fyreflye said...

The second set of fabrics are calling to me......definitely going to have to check out that designer.
We dont have too many holiday traditions, but we always give the kids pj's on Christmas Eve. But this year, with my new found sewing talent (hehe) I'm making all my kids their pajama pants from very soft flannel. I'm very excited and I hope they love them.
My email is fyreflye dot girl at gmail dot com.
Thanks,
Bobbi

quiltmom said...

What a fantastic set of fabrics- I love batiks and I really like Michael Miller fabrics too- You are going to make two someones very happy when you draw their names.
Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway.
Warmest regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Misty.Creek said...

I'm loving the second set, if I can choose. One of my favorite traditions is our advent calendar with a scripture and piece of the nativity for each night and then we read a book from the basket that only comes out during the holidays.

Rachel said...

I am in love with the batik prints! Those are beautiful! Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway. :)

itsgottabeodin said...

I'd love set #2. Each Christmas my family drives around and looks at Christmas lights.

Crissy said...

I would love #2! I've enjoyed reading your blog! And I love your header picture, its beautiful!

please check out my giveaway if you get the chance! http://crissybell.blogspot.com

Sarita said...

i LOVE me those batiks! thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway :)
one of my favorite holiday traditions is setting out my collection of nativities every year - i've collected them since i was seven so i have a lot of special ones to put out.
cheers
sarita0818 at comcast dot net

Brittany said...

I love that second set with the Michael Miller fabrics. Thanks for having this giveaway!

A favorite family tradition of ours is to have a "shepherd's meal" on Christmas Eve where we lay blankets out on the family room floor for dinner and pretend to be shepherds on the night of Jesus' birth.

cafeeclectic said...

I love the moda prints!

My go to recipe is something I made up:

http://cafe-eclectic.net/2008/03/29/pasta-with-broccoli-and-sausage/

Super easy... of course, unless you are a vegetarian, then I would just skip the sausages and bacon! And use more veggies or tofu! If you try it, I would love to hear how it turned out!

jennsquaredATgmailDOTcom

Anonymous said...

Love the second set of fabric! My favorite tradition is decorating the tree while listening to (and badly singing along with) Handel's "Messiah." amyrbrown(at)yahoo(dot)com

♥Lola said...

What beautiful fabric! A favorite tradition of mine is putting up luminarias on Christmas Eve. :)

http://thelifeofthegirlnextdoor.blogspot.com/

Kessilari said...

Lovely fabrics! I think I would pick the first one; the leaf pattern is gorgeous.
Oh, and every Christmas, we get together with family friends and make something like 25 pounds of Christmas cookie batter. Which then goes home with everyone to bake as needed.

Thanks for doing the giveaway!
embyrfire [at] hotmail [dot] com

Becky said...

Lovely giveaway, such pretty fabrics :) Also enjoying reading your blog, love all the inspiration. A tradition from my family is making snow ice cream with my dad. But now with our little boy, need to find a new tradition, especially as dairy is currently off-limits. Lots of good ideas in this post

LFinn said...

What a very fun giveaway! I really love both fabrics sets, so I cannot choose :-) Here is a quick family favorite recipe for you, though:

Cranberry-Apple Salad
2 cups cranberries
1 apple, pared and cored
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups mini marshmallows
2 cups Dream Whip (found with Jell-O)
Chop cranberries and apple using a mini chopper or food processor. Stir together cranberries, apples, sugar and mini marshmallows. Refrigerate overnight. The next day, prepare Dream Whip according to package directions. Fold Dream Whip into cranberry mixture. Serve immediately. This salad is a pretty pink color that can only be appreciated in person!

Megan said...

Wow. You're offering a great selection! My favorite gift to give at Christmas (or any occasion, really) is a handmade apron. I lover personalizing them and they're simple enough to make, too. Thanks for hosting!

Suzanne, Suz, Zanny, Zan... said...

Thank you for the chance to win. The fabrics are great! I love baking savory breads this time of year when it feels as if sweets are everywhere you look! It is a great break from cookies and fudge!

K. Anne said...

please enter me in your giveaway!
thanks!
~Kim
(ksknitchic@yahoo.com)

VickiT said...

Those two packages are both just gorgeous fabrics. Who could choose from those? I really would love to have some batiks but the fabrics in that other option are some that I've been drooling over for a few years.

ILuvBNaMom said...

What beautiful fabric! I think I like the Michael Miller fabric best. My favorite craft to partake in is sewing, scrapbooking and cardmaking. In fact, it's become a new holiday tradition for me (just the past few years) to make my own Christmas cards - last year I made nearly 80 cards.

Brooke said...

Thanks for such a great giveaway! I love the micheal miller stuff, but both are beautiful!
My favorite holiday tradition is getting a tree from the local woods... always turns into an adventure!

sarah said...

I love the MM fabric...New tradition this year, buying a white tablecloth, after Christmas dinner I'm having the children draw/scribble something holiday themed with colored pencils. Then I will embroider their designs...add to it each year:)

Kristen said...

I would love set # 2. Thanks!

Cal said...

Either set would be welcome but the second one is my favorite. We are crafting our traditions right now, and they are slowly building.

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