18 May, 2009

Sad Days and Giveaways!

*** This giveaway is now closed ***

Maybe the polka dots will brighten my day?

Today is my last day at home with the girls - back to work tomorrow! Boo hoo. And since we don't have a nanny yet Hubby will be home with the girls. That somewhat eases the pain and makes the transition not so tough. Sort of.

Today is also wet, miserable, and cold. Snow was even falling at one point. To top it off, The Monster is sitting in the emergency room right now. She was bitten by something yesterday at the farm and her arm is swollen, red, and hard today. She's not in grave danger, but it sure looks ugly right now. Poor girl. What a way to spend a special day.

That's enough doom and gloom, on to the good stuff. I'm finally hosting a giveaway! To celebrate my return to work I thought I would try to share some cheer with the world. This is an 8-pack of cheery polka dots and liberal interpretations of polka-dots. Some are older and I'm not sure where they're from, but they make me smile. And there is some Amy Butler and Denyse Schmidt in there too. Each piece is more or less a fat quarter. I will send the winner of the giveaway the whole lot of them, and maybe a few other treats.

To win, leave a comment on this post between now and May 24 at 8:00 pm MST. I will draw a random number to determine the winner. Winner will be informed that night. Make sure I can contact you by email.

This week will be more than a bit crazy, so I won't be posting. But stay tuned for next week, I have a few quilts to share.

Update:
The Monster did indeed have a bad infection from a venomous spider bite! I didn't even know there were venomous spiders in Alberta. But after three days of IV antibiotics she is much better. Not that this slowed her down one bit. Me, on the other hand, I'm exhausted. Work was crazy and the week was stressful. I will be handstitching a binding tonight and watching crappy TV.

69 comments:

Leah S said...

Oh yum! I really like the third one from the top. :)

Vicki said...

fun! I like the red one and the red/green one.

Zarina said...

Oooh - I need some cheering up to. Still have that nagging pain in my right foot (nerve cut) and now my mum is not feeling well for the past few days.

Amy C. said...

I adore polka dots!

Mushyhed said...

Hope your little girl is okay. Love your collection of fabric.

Ettabug said...

I really like the blue with white rectangle insets.

..... Carmen said...

Hi there! I came across your blog the other day and was very inspired. Your quilts are great :) Not to mention we are from the same neck of the woods. Hope your little one feels better soon :( Would love to win those polka dots!

Cynthia said...

Funny I almost wrote the same thing as someone else. Love polka dots! I've been collecting for a while in hopes to make a quilt of happy dottiness! Good luck with work and I hope you can find a great nanny.

Betty Crocker Ass said...

So sorry to hear you have to go back to work...I'm thankful every day that I still get to stay home. For now.

The dots are so cherry and we could use some of that at our house!

Good luck tomorrow.

Kerri said...

I love spots. Not fair you have to go back to work.

~Michelle~ said...

Ooh, I love polka dots. :) Good luck @ work

Amy - Park City Girl said...

You poor dear! Going back to work - is it the end of maternity? I hope your Monster's arm is alright soon.

I do love all those polka dots! I think that could be the beginning of a collection :)

Frogdancer said...

Ooo!! Polka dots!!!
(Waves hand in the air and smiles appealingly....)

Janny said...

I love the polkadots! Good luck at work.

Leslie said...

good luck going back to work. it is awfully nice of you to spread some good cheer to others! These polka dots are so cute and fun!

Fulvia Luciano, artist said...

I can see why they make you smile. Good luck with the little one!

pattynubs said...

The polka dots are so much fun! They would look great in the baby quilts that I am working on! Count me in! paltier at rkps-aps dot com.

Natalie said...

I hope your little one feels better soon!
Thanks for the chance to win these adorable polka dots!
Natalie
earnhearts@gmail.com

Brooke said...

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

Ashley said...

So sorry to hear you have to go back to work... what a bummer. Thanks for the generous giveaway though - I do love polka dots!

Carol said...

What fun looking fabrics. Waaay out of my regular style but hey I'm always open to trying something new.

It's my hubbies birthday on the 24th. can I get two tries ?

Hope your daughter recovers well from the bite and that work works out well for you.

heather said...

What great fabrics!

Anita said...

Good luck with the transition back to work and hope your daughter is feeling better. The fabrics are definitely happy.

Robin said...

Wow...i love these fabrics...so yummy!! i hope you little monster feels better soon...good luck with going back to work.

Jackie Russell said...

All the fabrics make me smile. I hope your little one is feeling better soon.

Rachel said...

Good luck going back to work! I LOVE all those fabrics! Do you ship to the U.S.?

Bison Girl said...

(I'm also in the USA)

I so need this fabric. All my local quilt stores apparently are boycotting polka dots and it's driving me insane. I just want dots!

Beautiful fabric :)

Susan said...

I just found your blog yesterday and I love it! Your Key Lime Pie quilt is fabulous. Hope your day is a great one back at work.

Holli said...

All the best going back to work. You'll settle right in, I'm sure.

The polka dots are charming!

Victoria said...

Polka dots always cheer me up!

Hope your back to work transition goes smoothly and that your little one feels all better soon!

TaraJ said...

Good luck returning to work!

The dots are soo summery looking- maybe they would warm up these very fall like days we've been having!

epban said...

Love the polka dots...they do tend to make one smile! I can understand your being sad...I had to go back to work when my children were little...now my "baby" is off to college in the fall! Best of luck and enjoy and treasure the time you do get to spend together!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

LOVE dots! My favorite is the yellow/gray.

amandajean said...

what a GENEROUS giveaway! i hope that the monster is doing ok. and hope your return to work goes well.

Anonymous said...

You're so generous and let's hope something gorgeous comes from this gift!
hope the little one gets better soon,
Sue Caissy

pss said...

Great fabrics...great giveaway!!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Oh Oh count me in PLEASE! I love dots, and every liberal interpretation of polka dots and spots!

Hope your first day back at work went just fine!

Rita
Red Pepper Quilts

emily jochim said...

i love polka dots on anything and everything! yay!!

brown robin said...

Oh! I've been dreading the day you have to go back to work. Good for you for making the best of it! I'd say giving away fabric is one heck of a way to make the best of it! Count me in. You are a generous soul. Hope this week goes well for you and that your little one's arm is better soon!

Andrea said...

Aww... the first day will be tough, and then it gets easier. This job thing better not interfere with your quilting. LOL!
Polka dots always make me smile, I wonder why people feel that way?
Thanks for the giveaway!
Andrea

Jennifer said...

I hope your little one is doing better. Spider bite? Yuck!
I also hope you get some spring weather soon! It was almost 90 degrees F in Omaha yesterday and it is simply too early in the year for it to be that warm. I'd gladly send you 30 F of those degrees (too lazy to look up conversion to C).
Good luck back at work.

Julie said...

Love the fabrics!

seemommysew said...

How could polka dots not cheer you up! I blog hopped (don't remember how exactly) over here from Sew Mama Sew.

Sonja said...

Good Luck at work:D
Great give-away!

Jessica said...

Hugs for returning to work! I love all of that fabric--polka dots are the best!

anne said...

I hope your little one is feeling much better. Good luck with returning to work, hope you still have time for you. Thanks for having a wonderful giveaway, count me in, would love to make a quilt with those gorgeous fabbies. Happy Stitching

thornberry said...

What a lovely giveaway - I'm trying to expand my dot stash! Glad that the little one is feeling better too - but how icky for her!

Nancy said...

Glad to hear your little monster will be alright. The polka dots are fabulous, count me in!

Kindred Crafters said...

Poor little monkey! Glad to hear she is alright.
Great fabric - don't know how you can part with it all!

Sara

Donna said...

Good luck with being back at work. I'm currently on mat leave . . 2.5 months left or thereabouts. . .can't imagine working full time and juggling the two girls . . i feel there won't be any time to SEW! Boo. But I'm still hoping to win your lovely dotty bunch!

- Donna (kindredcrafters (at) G Mail (dot) com

Jenny said...

Ooh, you poor thing. Good luck with the return to work. Always hard for me - even with a babysitter, I still miss them. Urg.

I would love me some polkadots! Hope I have a fighting chance...

Jenny said...

Hm, come to think of it, this helps me because this post was done on my birthday! May 18.

Hope the monster is much better. My little one is recovering from a fall and a nosebleed.

sunshine said...

Oh, those are beautiful fabrics, and I'm glad to hear your girl is okay after the bite!

Cheers,
Christine

Ellen said...

I hope your daughter is feeling better!

I love polka dots and I am currently collecting fabric for a polka dot quilt!

bonnie said...

i love polka dots. thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Kellie said...

I hope your girl is well on the way to being much better by now!!! A spider bite!!! That's what my bad dreams are made of!!!!

Carlotta said...

So sorry to hear about the little monster. A spider bit my foot once and swelled up my big toe. Never realized how differently you walk when your toes are not in tip top shape until that happened. Glad she's feeling better. Sad to be going back to work isn't it? But it does make things a little better to know they'll be home with daddy.
~Tootles for now!

Anne said...

thanks for sharing some cheer! these polka dots are really fun! I'm crossing my fingers! and toes!

Mrs. Doodle said...

oh yucky spider bites! Cool polka dots. I would love to add these to my stash and maybe a WIP (or five)!

Thank you for being so generous! Hope the little one is better soon.

JULIE ♥ ADORE said...

i play !!!

Stacy said...

Oh, how awful! I hope your little one is feeling better and makes a speedy recovery. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

bethany said...

Yeah!!! I love all of the fabric that you shown. Thank you so much!!

Emily said...

Awesome giveaway!

I am 8. I am learning how to sew. I have been doing some embroidery stitches. My 6 year old brother is learning some too. I hope to be on the machine before the end of summer. There are pictures of both of us sewing together and of our projects on my blog. Further down in previous posts, I also have pictures of my family, mom, dad, 15 month brother and other brother and sister. We homeschool.

I am having a giveaway as well at
www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

and so is my mom at www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

Southerner said...

Love the fabric. I want to make my first quilt this year so some more fabric would be great.

April said...

I love polka dots! Thanks for the give away!

juju said...

I love fabrics!
thank you!

Ginny said...

So sorry about your little one!

tammi said...

Ooh, I loove polka dots! I am so sorry about your daughter's infection. Hope she isn't too traumatized over it.

Annie said...

this looks like a fun giveaway! Thanks for sharing :)