Happy "Yard" Birthday to Me!

>> Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thanks to my daughter for suggesting a yard of fabric for my Giveaway - because it's 36 inches!

But let's not get ahead of ourselves. . .

I received a lucky loonie in the mail yesterday. This is our Canadian dollar coin. A special one was released for the Olympics.

And some commemorative gold medal stamps. These were issued to celebrate Canada's first gold medal on home soil. My mom is an avid stamp collector and this was entirely appropriate to receive from her. Thanks mom!

On to the GIVEAWAY!

First Item

A Booklet of Five Quilt patterns by Nancy Martin. I know they are all done up in red, white, and blue - which some of you may love. But all the designs would look great in other colourways too.

Second Item

My go to gift last year - a friendship bag using Rachel Griffith's tutorial.

Third Item

A Green Bag Lady Bag. I received a second bag when I won mine at Christmas time. I may even include fabric for you to make another one to pass on.

Fourth Item

One YARD of Fabric (plus a little bit, as I'll be buying a metre)
It's Woodland Bloom by Lilla Tueller. (it's much redder in person!)


Leave me a comment on this post. I'm on the hunt for a new stool to sit on while I'm at my sewing machine and wondering what other people sit on. Let me know what you sit on - or what you would recommend. This will give you one entry.

For a second chance - go to my "Choosing Colours" page by clicking on the tab in my top link bar. Updated to add: Sorry you can't leave comments on that page - yet! I have to fix something it looks like. So instead, please take a look and leave a comment here about choosing colours for quilts. Thanks!

The giveaway will be open until Thursday, Feb. 25 at NOON, Eastern Time.
I will randomly pick from all the entries of people who leave comments about either post.
* If you are a 'no reply blogger' I will not include you in the drawing unless your comment includes an email to contact you.*

Thanks for celebrating with me!

With Joy,
Sarah Vee


Rachel Slote-Brown February 23, 2010 at 8:34 AM  

Happy Birthday Sarah! 36 already? Hope you have a great day and some really good cake.
Great giveaways. I sit on an extra dining room chair. I've tried other chairs but this works best for me right now. Gives me a tall back to lean on when I get frustrated and a place to hang things when I iron.
The Choosing Colours won't let me leave a comment so - I hardly ever use the suggested colours and go with what I like. I usually pick a focus fabric first (especially if I have the fabric picked out for a certain person). And, I don't think I have made a quilt without green fabric in it somewhere. I love green.
Thanks for the giveaways.

Unknown February 23, 2010 at 8:52 AM  

I sit on my kitchen table chair as I sew at my table. I don't recommend it lol, hard on even the most padded of seats. Though it allows me to lean back a stretch my back while sewing.

Crafty Maine Mom February 23, 2010 at 10:10 AM  

Happy Birthday! Right now I sew at a pub height table. The chair I use is a bar stool with a padded seat and a back. It is really comfortable. I do have to use a box to put my foot pedal but I like that too. (One more place to hide fabric) :)

Crafty Maine Mom February 23, 2010 at 10:14 AM  

Well I have a lot of questions about color. But to just name a few...How do you feel about using a white based fabric with an off white based fabric? Why does it seem that we all choose white/off white as a background color? Can a quilt be interesting in just one color (say orange)or does it need the contrasting color to make it interesting?

Dresden Quilter February 23, 2010 at 5:26 PM  

Happy Birthday! Right now I use an ergonomic office chair. It works well, and I can adjust its height. Choosing colour for me has a lot to do with memories. Right now I am gathering fabric to make an orange quilt. I never liked orange until my son was born.

Denise :) February 23, 2010 at 6:32 PM  

Happy birthday, Sarah! Don't laugh, but a lot of times my sewing machine is at my cutting table, which sits very high, and I stand and sew. We live in an RV (a fifth wheel) and space is limited! Sometimes I sit at the table in the living area and sometimes I sit in a very nice office chair and sew at my hubby's desk. I'm pretty versatile! :) I'd definitely go with something ergonomic, though! :)

Denise :) February 23, 2010 at 6:34 PM  

Ummm...and about choosing colors. It really depends on my mood. I went through a period where I was buying all shades of orange! Right now I'm on a red kick. Pattern plays a big part of it too! :)

Cherie in St Louis February 25, 2010 at 11:42 AM  

I have a regular kitchen table chair with a very think chair pad. I'm not sure it's so much the chair but it being at the right height that matters.

Cherie in St Louis February 25, 2010 at 12:19 PM  

Forgot to comment about your choosing colors page. I love the orange pile quilt. Sometimes I find myself falling into the "it has to match" syndrome when it's the unexpected that usually makes a quilt sing. I just start over when that happens ;)

Rose February 25, 2010 at 3:24 PM  

oh what a generous giveaway.. I would definately go ergonomi. Way more comfortable so you can sit longer :)

Rose February 25, 2010 at 3:24 PM  

Happy Birthday :) Hope it was a good one :)
Choosing colours?? Hmm, I have so much trouble doing that, either everything I like clashes or I can't decide what one colour scheme to go with. My husbands a painter so I sometimes steal his colour wheel to se what will go nicely :)

Megan February 26, 2010 at 6:51 PM  

I have a green bag lady bag too, I won it at Christmastime as well, I need to make more to pass along! Also, I love those commemorative stamps & coins - so cool!

Lastly (but definitely not least) Happy Birthday!

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