Friday, February 24, 2012

“Birthday – Ready For Spring Giveaway


Encouraging words of the day.
But the LORD's plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.  ~ Psalm 33:11, NLT  
"The plans of the LORD stand firm forever." Are you frustrated by inconsistencies you see in others, or even in yourself? God is completely trustworthy--his intentions never change. There is a promise that good and perfect gifts come to us from the Creator who never changes. 
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I've planned a giveaway which I'll tell you about later in this post but here's a preview:


I've received several exciting packages in the mail.  I received two sets of hexie flowers from partners in the "Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap."    Jan from California was my partner for February and sent me these two lovely flowers.  They'll be perfect as the sky in the GFG I'll complete some day.

And then, somehow, my October flowers from Beverly in Oklahoma just now arrived.  More sky.

Thanks, ladies, for the beautiful flowers.

I also received this fabulous wall hanging with my blog name, Hilachas, on it.  Colby made it for the "Name Game: swap. It’s even more beautiful in "real life.."

 I like it so much and all the symbolism in it.  There are real “hiilachas” sewn in the middle of the Dresden plates, little pieces of thread that Colby sewed down.   The hand quilting is beautiful.  I have found the perfect place to display it in my sewing room.  Thanks again and again.

And now, here is the information about  my  “Birthday – Ready For Spring Giveaway. I just celebrated my birthday and am definitely ready for spring.   My yard is ready for spring as well as our peach tree already has beautiful pink blossoms and there are daffodils and narcissis flowers blooming.  So I’ve chosen 5 fat-quarters that remind me of spring to give one of my followers.
Here are beautiful, colorful flowers . . .

Easter eggs that just yell “spring . . .”

Cute FQ of teapots,  cups, mugs, etc. and perfect for mug rugs . . .
Birthday cakes and cup cakes . . .

And of course, bugs, bugs, bugs . . .

To add to this, I’ve made this little kit to take with you when you’re away from home. 
 It’s a wonderful little take-along to hold your hand-sewing, needles, threads, all those little things you need while sitting in a doctor’s waiting room or any of those other places we find ourselves twiddling our thumbs and wishing we had remembered to bring our sewing.  I’ve also managed to add a page called “Tutorials” to my blog (see tabs at top of blog) and have included the tutorial for this handy little kit.

So, you’re wondering, what do you have to do for a chance to win this giveaway?  Ends March 2nd and you have two chances:
1.  Become a follower of my blog and post a comment telling me so. 

2.  Blog about this giveaway, then come back and leave the link to your post.
Other Giveaways:
"My Sister Made Me Do It. . . ." is having her “Blogiversary Giveaway.”  She is giving you the opportunity to win a Fat Quarter Bundle of Tweet by Timeless Treasures. – ends March 1st.
Sew She Can is having a giveaway. You could win 10 fat quarters by Pat Bravo from Fat Quarter Shop.  – ends February 28th.

My Brown Bag Studio is having a giveaway.  You could win a Farmer's Market Fat Eighth Bundle.  – ends February 26th.
That is all.

68 comments:

  1. What a lovely giveaway! I'm a follower. :)

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  2. I blogged about your giveaway here: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2012/02/giveaway-at-hilachas.html

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  3. Yay! I'm a faithful follower and I am posting your giveaway on my blog and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your handy bag and the fabulous spring Fat Quarters!!!! Now I have 2 chances to win!!! Yay!!!!.......Oh yeah.....I'm your Sis so I have to disqualify myself.......nevermind.......

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  4. I'm a follower. How awesome is that wall hanging???? They're starting to crop up all over blogland, and the creativity is amazing.

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  5. I'm a follower!
    I love your wallhanging!

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  6. I am already a follower! Oh, I can't wait to get my name game in the mail! Yours is beautiful!

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  7. I'm a follower and so happy you liked your hexis. I am droooolllling over that coffee/tea fabric. Jan

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  8. I am already a follower. Thanks so much

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  9. I am a blog follower. Love your hexies. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. I'm a follower - thanks for a chance. Birthday Blessings to you!

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  11. I'm a happy follower, and would love to give those sweet items a new home! LOL Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. I've blogged about it here http://pippaspatch.blogspot.com/p/giveaways-you-and-i-can-enter.html

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  13. I am a follower. Love those hexies too. Happy Birthday.

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  14. I have blogged about it too. http://sue-niven.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/hilachas-birthday.html

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  15. I'm an old and faithful follower of your lovely blog. Thanks for the chance.

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  16. Happy belated birthday, Irene!!!!
    Spring has already sprung all around here. The daffodils are in full bloom and the tulips aren't far behind. The hydrangeas are starting to sprout leaves and the weeds are creating havoc in the yard.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!!!!

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  17. I am a follower and thanks for the tutorial on the carryall for stitching.

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  18. I am a follower. Cute fabrics and tote for your giveaway.

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  19. Well, well, well.... I just discovered your sister's blog but I have been following you already!! Thanks for this sweet giveaway!

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  20. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!! I'm a follower.

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  21. Hi Irene! Just wanted to say
    Happy happy birthday!!!

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  22. Hi Irene! Just wanted to say
    Happy happy birthday!!!

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  23. That is a great post and the comments are wonderful too. I think if your sister doesn't win, you should make another just for her.

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  24. I am a new follower. I LOVE your name! I am going to look up how to pronounce it, as we are trying to learn Spanish and I always have so many "snippets" on the floor when I sew!

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  25. I'm a follower and would love to win the giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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  26. I am a happy follower! Love the spring fabrics. Bet your peach tree is lovely.

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  27. I'm a follower! What great fabric! I especially love the bugs! Thanks for a chance to win! :) I wish Spring was closer... it snowed all day yesterday here :(

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  28. I'm a follower! Fabric is great! Would be wonderful to add to my eye spy quilt I'm collecting for! Thanks for a chance.

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  29. I posted it on my blog post that is scheduled to post early Sunday morning.

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  30. Happy Birthday!! What beautiful pieces your friends sent you! I'm a new follower :)

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  31. I`m a follower.Thank you and love the sprong fabrics!

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  32. Always enjoy following your blog. :-) My birthday is this month too. Happy February Birthday. :-) Great Giveaway.

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  33. Gonna go post your blog giveaway ... :-)

    Thanks for the cool stuff you are offering to some lucky follower!

    www.sewhowsthis.blogspot.com

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  34. I am a follower per blogger - here is the confirmation screen:
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    These are the cutest novelty prints. It was nice to read how you went about selecting the fabric.
    Meanwhile, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Our pear trees are blooming and are so pretty. Spring is wonderful.

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  35. I included your giveaway in my blog today:
    http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2012/02/little-finish.html

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  36. Hi Irene! yep! I am a follower. :)
    Lovely giveaway. Sandy.

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  37. Happy Birthday Irene , great giveaway wit some very fun fabrics , thanks for the chance and of course I am a follower .

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  38. I love the fabrics. I'm following your blog. :) Happy belated birthday too!

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  39. Happy birthday!! Many happy wishes for the upcoming year.

    I have seen several of the names quilts and have enjoyed them. What fun!

    I am a follower.

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  40. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    I am a follower already. The fabrics in your giveaway are fun and cheery.

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  41. I am already a follower. :-) Happy birthday! And thank you for the chance to win!! Giveaways are such fun! :-)

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  42. I am already a follower. :-) Happy birthday! And thank you for the chance to win!! Giveaways are such fun! :-)

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  43. Best wishes for a very happy birthday and I am a new follower. Thanks for having this lovely giveaway.

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  44. I am a new follower! Happy birthday and thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  45. Happy Bithday and thanks for the giveaway!! I am a new follower!!

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  46. Happy birthday. All the hexxies are very pretty. I am happy to follow you and have bookmarked your tutorial, I can't wait to try it.

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  47. I am a follower. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Hope you had a great day and that the year ahead is everything and more that you hope it to be.

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  48. I'm a follower. Happy Birthday!

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  49. I am a follower of your blog. Happy Birthday. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway. I can't wait for Spring finally arrive.

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  50. Love that floral fabric..the colors are yummy.
    Happy Birthday as well.
    I'm a follower already.

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  51. You have some great fabrics that are definitely springy! The little kit looks great and I'm going to look at the tutorial so I can see if it's something I can make for a friend. Thanks for the chance to win! I am a follower.

    dezertsuz at gmail

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  52. SWEET GIVEAWAY!
    HAPPY FOLLOWING YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  53. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  54. I'm a follower - thanks for the great giveaway!

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  55. Happy Birthday!!! I am one of your followers and want to thank you for the opportunity to win!
    ~Terry~

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  56. Happy Birthday... I'm a follower

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  57. I'm a follower too! Happy Birthday!

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