Friday, 11 September 2015

A little bit of luck.....

I love to read other blogs and to try the tips shared and to enter the occasional giveaway and, over time, I have entered quite a number of blog competitions but I have never been lucky enough to win. That is, until recently! In the last couple of months I have been lucky enough to win several very nice blog giveaways.  The first was back in July when I won this lovely bundle of Autumnal batik fabrics from Mary Anne of Magpie's Mumblings.



Thank you Mary Anne.... they are going to be just perfect for an Autumn project over the coming weeks.



Then, I was delighted to be picked as the winner of this selection of pretty little gifts from a giveaway on Helen Philipps' blog.  Thank you Helen... they are beautiful! I love nautical items!



Finally, just in the last couple of weeks, I was chosen as a prize winner on Monika's blog where she was hosting a giveaway to celebrate her blog anniversary. I received this lovely bag that Monika had made. It is lovely... thank you Monika!



It is nice to have been lucky enough to win and, it made me think that maybe I should share some luck too. This post is my 300th blog post so I thought I would celebrate with a giveaway of my own.  The winner will receive this little bundle of goodies.....




Comprising a mug rug made with Tilda fabrics and embellished with a Gail Pan embroidery design; a packet of Tilda buttons; a notepad and 10 small scraps of Tilda fabric of various sizes and designs.



To win, all you you need to do is to leave me a comment telling me about the luckiest thing that has happened to you.



I am also lucky enough to be away for the weekend attending two Gail Pan workshops in the North of England (I believe this is Gail's first time in England) so I am very excited.  I will be back next week to tell you all about the workshops and to announce the winner of my giveaway! Good luck!!

This giveaway is now closed and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, 16th September 2015 



42 comments:

  1. I was so lucky to win a Lynette Anderson pattern and some fabric in a giveaway she had! The other luckiest thing that has ever happened to me is having my two girls! I am the luckiest mom in the whole world. Thanks for such a sweet giveaway! I love Tilda!

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  2. You're so lucky to be off to a Gail Pan stitchery day- I know you will just love it. I have been lucky too.... Martina from Sunshine Quilting sent me a beautiful embroidery and some lovely chocolate to help celebrate her birthday. Enjoy yourself

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  3. Meeting and marrying my husband is the best thing to happen to me.
    As to pure luck I did win a gift pack from Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Quilts I just could not believe it.
    I am a real fan of hers and she happens to live not that far from me
    I also need to tell you I am in the USA if that makes a difference
    Colleen

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  4. Hi Christine, I was lucky recently to have won an autographed book by one of my favorite authors, ML Tyndall. I got to choose any book I wanted. Thank you for the giveaway I would sure feel blessed to win these goodies! Have fun with Gail Pan!

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  5. What a lovely give away Christine. Congrats on your milestone. Many years ago I filled out one of those lucky draw competition forms in a store just before Christmas. I was staggered when I won the prize - a fancy, expensive calculator that was of absolutely no use to me. LOL It couldn't have been a new sewing machine now could it, or some useful fabric?

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  6. Congratulations on reaching your blog milestone. I once won the first prize Christmas hamper in a draw at my local supermarket. This is a lovely giveaway so thank you for the chance to win it.

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  7. Congratulations on your 300th blog.
    Oh this is a difficult one, I think the birth of my second son, a rhesus baby, is the luckiest. Luckily for me I live in a time when the problem is known, a time when people generously donate their blood (UK), a time when we have special care baby unit, a time where we have paediatricians who work all night to carry out transfusions, a time when we know that photo therapy works.

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  8. 300 posts is pretty amazing - congrats. Miss H and I smiled when you wanted to know something lucky that had happened to us as we have just won a $50 voucher for the Fat Quarter Shop for our entries in the Pets on Quilts show! How cool is that! We are still smiling from ear to ear about that for sure.

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  9. Lucky? I met my husband through a charity that both our children were connected with...unexpected but great good luck. Thanks for the chance to win such pretty little thing. Have a great course this weekend.
    Best wishes
    Wbooth-boyd@hotmail.com

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  10. Sounds corny, but meeting my husband, Ivor...only problem was it was on my wedding day to someone else. Nothing happened but when my marriage fell apart a few years later, Ivor helped me pick up the pieces and 22 years on still very much in love,xx

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  11. Congratulations on your 300th blog post. I'm very lucky to have enjoyed quilting over the 20 years I've been involved. Lots of friends and friendships made online too. I've only recently discovered your blog and enjoy reading.

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  12. You have a lucky streak! Congratulations you won such nice prices.
    KATRIN W.

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  13. Deatr Christine,
    Congratulations! 300 Posts - this is a big number! I was deligthed to see, what the Junior has sewn in this days: the Moto Guzzi and the refridgerator monstazzz... :-)
    I wish you a good time in the workshop with Gail Pan!
    Valomea

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  14. First of all, congratulations on your beautiful gains in recent months , really great stuff . I would also like in your Lostopf hop but only if that's alright because I live so far away indeed .
    Greetings Sandra

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  15. Oh some lovely wins there! Despite him leaving me for another, then dieing at only 40, meeting my husband was the luckiest thing to happen to me. For without him there wouldn't have been my 2 children and now 2 grandchildren.
    Funny the way things turn out but there's mostly always a bright side to the down times thankfully.
    Have fun at Gail's workshop. Lucky you!!

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  16. Lovely wins, Christine. Lucky you getting to do a workshop with Gail. She is just lovely. You'll have the best time. I think I'm lucky because I have a wonderful husband and family who put up with all my quilting and sewing!

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  17. Meeting my husband when we were both college students is top of my list. That led to our wonderful son and a lovely life. The most exciting drawing I've won was one I entered for my son when he was about 3 and he won a huge box of toys. He was SO excited.

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  18. Your blog is lovely...here's hoping for many more milestones to celebrate! I purchased a serger at a bazaar for $5-was told it didn't work. I took her home, cleaned her up, oiled her, and voila! She serges perfectly! That's lucky!
    I understand if your giveaway isn't available to post to the U.S...
    Have fun at the workshop!

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  19. Congratulations on your wins ! The luckiest thing that ever happened to me was meeting and marrying my husband almost 44 years ago .

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  20. Oh my--you have been lucky! I think I have been lucky in so many things--my family, friends (in person and on-line) as well as in a few drawings! My favorite win was probably a Go-Baby from Moda, but I was also lucky to come across a discarded little cupboard along side the road that I turned into a side table in my livingroom. Have fun in your classes with Gail. A couple friends were lucky enough to do a class with Gail this spring in Minnesota and they had a wonderful day!

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  21. Christine, don't enter me in the contest because shipping would be ridiculous. :-O
    Congrats on your "haul"! Have fun on your retreat - take some pics to share when you get back. :)

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  22. Well, there you go - good things do happen in three's!! Glad that fabric finally got to you. Must have been on a REALLY slow boat. Now, to answer your question....the luckiest thing to happen to me is marrying my husband and the birth of our two sons and now our wonderful grandson.

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  23. I am lucky enough to be the mother of five great human beings and to be the grandmother of five wonderful little people.

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  24. I should probably say something nice about my husband and children (about whom I could say lots of wonderful things), but the first thing that comes to mind is that I have gotten to go to Switzerland on vacation, all expenses paid, not only once, but 3 times! I feel very lucky to have gotten to do that. sarah@forrussia.org

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  25. Congratulations on your 300th blog post! I was lucky to be chosen to receive a beautiful cloth bag kit.

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  26. Congratulations, 300 is a lot. Imagine making 300 quilt blocks. That would be a big quilt.

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  27. A weekend of workshops sounds fun! The best thing in my life is my family. I know everyone's said that. It shows we're all a loving bunch:)

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  28. Oh, what a lovely give-away. Thanks for sharing your good fortune, and thanks for the chance.

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  29. I have to say that meeting my husband was the luckiest thing that ever happened to me. A close second would be winning $10,000 when we were building our home a few years ago.

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  30. The luckiest thing to me? I would say it is the fact, that I was able to believe that God loves me. It really changed my life. In my sewingworld it is winning first prize with the bag I embellished for the quilting shop nearby!

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  31. I am so lucky to have such lovely people to follow. They are so inspiring, and keep me motivated. I love all of their ideas...so creative. Thanks.

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  32. The luckiest thing that's ever happened to me is finding my wonderful husband. We've been married for 32 years and he's still the love of my life. Kinda cheesy, but it's so true! God is good!

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  33. I feel so lucky to have a husband that has loved me for 45 years now, provides for his family and loves the Lord.

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  34. I've been lucky this weekend to attend Gail Pans workshop and meet some new friends, who shared their sewing stories and tips x

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  35. Like Wendy, I too have been lucky enough to attend the Gail Pan workshops and to share my live of sewing with some talented new friends. xx

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  36. I love Gail Pan's work you are so lucky to attend one of her workshops. I was lucky to find and marry my husband and have 2 healthy wonderful daughters, and 5 healthy wonderful grandchildren.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  37. Well, I don't think of it as "lucky" but rather blest...and that was meeting my (now) husband at the "ripe old age" of 45 and marrying him just 8 months later...we'll be celebrating our 8th Anniversary in March. Thanks God! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  38. I'm lucky that I get to share my sewing skills with the children (boys and girls) in my family and they absolutely love it. They are never to young to sew. margaretho@hotmail.co.uk

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  39. Wow! Christine, what a gorgeous set of treasures! The batiks from MA are fantastic. (I cannot wait to see what you do with them!) The nautical gifts are so bright and cheerful. And the bag is just too cute! Your mug rug is darling! I hope you have (had?) an amazing time at the Gail Pan workshops. How fun!

    I think the luckiest thing that has happened to me was meeting my husband. I am so incredibly thankful to have him and our boys in my life.

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  40. Happy 300th blog
    What a wonderful give a way. Thanks for a chance.
    The luckiest thing that has happened to me is marrying the man of my dreams. quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  41. Congratulations on your 300th blog post, Christine! I was pleased when you won my giveaway and glad you liked the little nautical things :)
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen! They were lovely gifts and I was delighted with them! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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