Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Leap Day Giveaway!

Happy Leap Day!  Elizabeth at Such a Sew and Sew is hosting a Leap Day Giveaway blog hop in celebration, and I am linking up!


Leap Day Giveaway
I'm also celebrating two years of blogging!  It was in February of 2010 that I dove into the blogosphere, and I've been having a great time ever since!

So what does all this mean?  Well, I am having a little giveaway today, as are many others who have linked up with the Leap Day Giveaway.  This is what I'm giving away here.
A little square mug rug/mini-quilt, along with three fat quarters of fabric featuring birds, and a mug to go with it!

I love spring, especially when the songbirds migrate back through this area from their wintering grounds.  That's a few weeks away yet for us in the Upper Midwest, but these little bird print fabrics put me in the mood.
From left to right, the fabrics are Legacy Studios Fresh Fusion Blue Birds, Lantern Bloom Hanging Cages by Laura Gunn for Michael Miller, and Woodcut Garden by Paula Prass for Michael Miller.  All have been prewashed and pressed, because that's how I roll.
(Back of mug rug/mini shown)
The mug rug/mini was made by me last fall.  The groovy flower mug is thrifted, naturally.  I dithered about including the mug, so I will give you the option to decline it, if you're the winner and so choose.  I like it and think it works, but if groovy thrifted flower mugs aren't your thing, that's cool too.

This giveaway is open today, February 29, only and will end at midnight Central Time.  I will select a winner at random on Thursday, March 1.

To enter, simply leave a comment.  Maybe tell me what you like (or don't) about spring!  

This is important:  Make sure you include an email address to contact you.  If you are a no-reply commenter, I won't be able to reply and let you know you've won. You can be a no-reply and not even know it, so please check that and fix your settings before you comment, or leave your email address within the text of your comment.  This giveaway is open to U.S. and international entries.

Thanks for stopping by today, and to those who read this blog from time to time or regularly, whether from the beginning two years ago or more recently, I sincerely appreciate it!  Good luck to all on the giveaway!

132 comments:

B Greene said...

Wow - love the bird-themed prints!! They are so beautiful and I love the mug rug and the mug. I am a new follower and I am very happy that the Blog Hop brought me here. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, I love anything birds - is that a treasure! I don't need the mug, but all the rest would please the sole.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a groovy kid of chick...old but groovy. Would love to win.

Elizabeth said...

I'm all in! I love that groovy thrifted flower mug! You know how I feel about your fabric choices, and that mini is SO, SO cute! So glad you joined in and thanks for the chance. This is a great giveaway!

xo -E

Jill said...

Love it all. Count me in.

Jennie P. said...

I love that fabric! The mug rug is fantastic and I'd love to have one. I'm planning on making some but not for myself, so I need one :)

Richard Healey said...

Thrifted is always good. Spring I like flowers and trees sprouting. Then about 10 min later I hate it as I start to sneeze so I have to take it in quickly before the eyes water.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
http://trackmyshows.blogspot.com

Nicole H. said...

Great combination of fabrics and things (and yay thrifted goodness!).

Spring? More light!! And not having to insist on a coat for my kid.

nicole@nicolehannah.ca

Quiltsmiles said...

P,
How Tweet, ooops I meant sweet. lol
Love the bird theme and what Spring means to me. For me it's Hope. A freshness and a brightness to the days. Thanks for the chance, I love all of your gifts. Jane

stephmabry said...

What adorable fabrics and a cuuuute mug rug! My favorite thing about spring is when you first realize the flowers are coming up and that warm weather is right around the corner! Thank you for the chance to win!

Stephmabry@Yahoo.com

Janet said...

I love warm weather, birds, flowers and even mud. Thanks for a chance to win your lovely give away.

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a regular follower. I love your giveaway -- it is fun to get ready for a new season with fabrics that set the mood, and I really like the mug rug!

Nina said...

I love that days are getting longer. Spring is my fabourite time of the year.

Njeri said...

Happy blogiversary and leap year day. I would like to enter your giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

iluvmybugs said...

My favorite thing about Spring is seeing all the flowers and trees bloom. Thanks for the chance for your generous giveaway..your mug rug is so pretty! Congrats on two years of blogging as well!
~Terry~
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Genevieve said...

Well hands down is the Flowers. That is my favorite thing about spring. so much vibrant color!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Barbara said...

I love the blooming trees! Congrats on two years!

marina said...

what a lovely giveaway and happy blogaversary!
I love the milder weather of spring. We are on the last day of summer here so autumn is round the corner for me. I like autumn too.

Béa said...

Lovely giveaway, thanks for the chance to win.

Samantha said...

Groovy thrifted anything is... well groovy! I love spring because I get to get outside and get my hands and feet in the dirt and watch my honey bees start making the honey that I'll be stealing from them in the fall!

Minnie said...

What I love about Spring? Probably the weather, the fact that I don't have to wear dozens of layers just to nip to the shops! x

Sunnybec said...

I so look forward to spring. Warmer weather and the flowers stating to show their heads. There is always a feel good factor when Spring arrives.

Linda Coleman said...

beautiful fabrics, love the colours in the mug

Pat V. said...

What a darling mini quilt, and great fabrics, too! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

My favorite thing about spring is when the daffodils poke up through the soil, with a promise of yellow cheerfulness to come!

Irina said...

I love spring because the days get longer...

Maja said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a gorgeous candy.
Can't wait for the spring to begin, have enough of the grey days.

The undomesticated scientist said...

spring! i love the longer, warmer days but hate the evil pollen! nasty trees have me a sneezing and an itching!

Gill said...

I love Spring! it's my favourite time of year - everything is just waking up and the days are getting longer and warmer, what's not to like??

Mhairi said...

I love the fabrics and I mostly like Spring for the babies that are everywhere and the flowers but I don't like the hayfever that comes with the flowers.

Ullhärvan said...

I love birds! And about spring, I do like when the sun comes back after winter and the birds are singing in the sky again.

Martha said...

I love, love, love this give-a-way...I need this give-a-way...I want this give-a-way....do you get the impression I like your give-a-way? I love Spring, the light green trees as they are budding, the slightly cool weather, the longer days, the birds, the flowers, the feeling of everything new and clean....thank you for being so generous and yes...I am a groovy girl.

Martha said...

I love, love, love this give-a-way...I need this give-a-way...I want this give-a-way....do you get the impression I like your give-a-way? I love Spring, the light green trees as they are budding, the slightly cool weather, the longer days, the birds, the flowers, the feeling of everything new and clean....thank you for being so generous and yes...I am a groovy girl.

Sadie said...

Hi there :-) I hopped on over as part of the blog hop. Lovely to meet you.
I love the mug! We have a bit of a 'thing' for mugs in our house, so we have lots of them, but you can never have too many mugs :-)
Really love your mug rug too and the fabrics are so pretty.
My favourite thing about spring is planting new things in my garden, especially vegetables. Yum!
Please count me in, fingers crossed!

Kathy said...

Adorable mug rug and gift pack. Thanks for the chance to win. LOVE the birds and trees. Happy Leap Day!

Chatty Kathy said...

Cute giveaway.....I love to watch spring "going up the mountain" as the weather warms up.....I can watch from my quilt studio.....thanks for the opportunity.....

Lisa Marie said...

What I love about spring is the birds and the flowers. Love your bird themed prize pack! Thanks for the chance to win and I'm so glad I found your blog.

Polka Dot Classic said...

I'm from New York and LOVE spring but sadly in Florida we dont get to experience it :(
but I would to win all your cute springy little prizes'
Thank you for the chance
Happy Leap Day
Marta

Mom Wald said...

You just find the best fabrics. Those bird cages really caught my eye, and the little yellow birds in your mug rug are wonderful. The blues and the yellows in your little quilted masterpiece just sing.

That's how you "roll"!!!

Angie said...

One word "Daffodils" ;)

Sue Daurio said...

I love when the crocus start to bloom, I know it's Spring then :) thanks for the chance to win that beautiful Mug Rug.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Outstanding giveaway! I love spring flowers and goldfinches in their summer colors. I hate severe weather like we're supposed to be getting today!

strandkorbtraum said...

Spring, spring is gardening time, digging for days, choosing seeds, trimming the last bushes, hedges and trees, it's the time of wardrobe changing, that means spring summer stuff out and autumn winter stuff away - I should mention that I have a tiny wardrobe. Spring si the return of colour and sun and the first sunburn of the year and the run right afterwards to buy new sun screen ... Thanks for the lovely give away (btw. the mug is great!)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 2 yrs, love the blog, love the pictures and stories!lak

Mary said...

Thanks for the chance to win! The fabrics match my decor!!

Marcia W. said...

These bird fabrics are wonderful - and we enjoy birds in this household. Thank you for the lovely giveaway of cup, mug rug, and fabric. This hop was a surprise so will be doing some of it and then maybe clean house and sew.

Cokie K said...

Love the fabric. Love the mug and rug. thanks for the chance to win. I love spring flowers. My favorites are hyacinth. They smell so good. When my lilac bush blooms, I fill my house with them.

Coloradolady said...

I am thinking about using birds for a shower I am giving in a couple of months. How great this would be to add to my list of stuff I could use! I love these fabrics. We saw robins here last week, i thought it was a bit early, but they were here none the less! Thanks for the chance.

Deb said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging! I love blogging and reading blogs, too. I'm glad that I found yours! :) Love, love, love all the BIRD fabric!!!! Thanks for posting the fabric names/designers. I love the one with the bird cage. My favorite thing about spring is flower gardening and all the new things popping out...love watching birds building nests in my birdhouses scattered all around, too. Thanks for the chance to win all your lovely prizes. debgiro at wildblue dot net

bertiequilts said...

absolutelu love your giveaway. thanks. I love seeing the daffodils in the spring as they are my favorite flowers.

Sallie said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance! I like switching to DST in the spring!

trillium said...

I like to see the redbuds in bloom in spring. It's such an unusual color against the hillsides.

I don't want the mug--will save on your shipping!

Alison said...

My favorite thing about spring is the way that the air smells when spring has finally arrived. It gives me hope that I don't have to stare at snow anymore.

stitchinpenny said...

Spring flowers!

krisgray said...

Oh so pretty! I love birds -have 4 feeders. One spring we had a Cardinals nest in our cypress bush, right next to our patio. SO, I always hope they will come back.

Hilachas said...

Your giveaway definitely looks like spring to me. I love everything about spring and I'd love to win your giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

Connie said...

What a great giveaway! Love your little mug rug! I love watching all the flowers come up in my garden in the Spring.

Kathy H said...

The best part of spring for me is the flowers and all the brighter colors that everyone is wearing. No more darks that I see all winter. Very cute mug rug.

Rhonda G said...

Spring means warmer weather, more sunshine and color appearing everywhere.

Quilt n Queen said...

Luv your mug rug...look like spring with the birds and luv the yellow!! I luv spring flowers....especially daffodils!! Thanks for the chance and Happy Leap Day...(o:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

oooo Spring is my favorite time of year. I love hearing the birds singing and seeing all the beautiful blooms bursting with color. Thanks for the great giveaway :-)

Cherie said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous. Love the mug and the mug rug too!!
I love the sounds all the birds make in spring it's nice to slowly take a walk =D

deserae said...

I love all the spring flowers!

Lisa Cox said...

I usually love spring but this year, all that wind is driving me, and my allergies, nuts.

Dee said...

Love daffodils and tulips in the spring. HAPPY LEAP DAY TO YOU AND YOURS!

Carolyn S. said...

Love the birds! They could join some I already have in my stash. I've got to say spring is my favorite season. I sure can't complain about the winter we've had this year, but the sounds of the birds coming back and getting busy, the flowers blooming, even the grass beginning to need mowing. I'm a fan.
Thanks for the opportunity!

Gwen said...

LOVE your giveaway prize!! :-) Thank you for the chance to win! The thing that I love about Spring is all the pretty colors that emerge from the Earth!! Apple green grass, yellow daffodils, pink redbud blossoms, white dogwood trees in bloom, bright blue skies.... :)

Maxine said...

Thanks for the chance to win your cheery giveaway. Spring is on its way.

thegoose said...

Oh, that is beyond cute! What I like best about spring is the flowers.

marth225 said...

That is an awesome mug - it so goes with the fabric

LynCC said...

:D What is there to not like about spring? Flowers and leaves popping out all over, birds getting songier, people getting peppier. . . Love it all!

Sherryl said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE birds! I love spring. I love mug rugs. I love coffee.... I love YOU for sharing! (spring = flowers and longer days. yay!) Happy Leap Day.
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

:: miss m :: said...

I love Spring because I'm a Spring baby! ;) Actually, as a kid, I always looked forward to Spring because it meant my favorite flowers would bloom: daffodils.

Thanks for the contest!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I love the Sunshine!!!!! Oh so happy sunshine!!!

Needled Mom said...

Your mug rug is adorable!!!! I just love the colors of spring - the lime greens, pinks, yellows, lavenders.

Christa said...

I love warmer weather, birds singing and flowers blooming in spring.
Loving this blog hop for leap day! Thanks for hosting a give a way!

Jan said...

Spring is my favorite season and I it's because of the birds. I know it is not spring yet but the birds were singing this morning!

annmarie said...

I love, love, love, the birdie fabric & believe it or not, I don't own a mug rug! but I do have alot of "favorite" coffee mugs & would add yours to my collection if I win - thanks so much for the chance. We are in the middle of a snowstorm - 14 inches so far, so I can't even begin to think about Spring!!! (northern Wisconsin)

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh my goodness! I collect mugs and that's a real cutie! And I also LOVE birds, so I think this giveaway has my name on it! =^..^=

Amy Lovell said...

How cute are these? Oh man, I'm totally a fan!

DeAnna S. said...

Great prizes. Thanks for offering. I love the fabric choices.

Chiska said...

I love Spring. The transitionness of it. The hopefulness that includes feet of wet snow and little bits of green poking out. Some years if I'm lucky it also means rain--which I really miss living in the high mountain desert. Our Spring last well into June most of the time.

Mamabill said...

Darling prize. What I love about spring is the beautiful greens you don't see any other time.

Heidi Staples said...

Love the warming weather in spring...so heavenly. Such a beautiful giveaway package!

Sarah said...

such a pretty bird themed gift pack!! I also love birds but my feeders have been pretty much birdless all winter. I love Spring for the warmer weather and the bulbs popping up but I loathe Spring for the mud. Happy leap Day!

Marit Johanne said...

Wonderful spring prizes! In Norway it should still be winter, but we have a wonderful spring weather. Today I have enjoyed a long, nice walk in the sun!

Quilting "b" said...

I love everything about spring. I love the colour as everything comes to life. the cherry blossoms, tulips and spring flowers. I love the fresh new fabrics. thank you for a great spring time giveaway

Shena said...

My favourite part about spring is seeing my tulips poke up from the now thawed ground, and seeing all the buds on the trees and all the green popping up everywhere. Winter can be so long and spring is just so refreshing!

Margaret said...

I live in farm country and in the spring they cut hay and I love the smell of fresh cut hay. My allergies don't but I do. Thanks for the give away. Congratulations on two years of blogging and Happy Leap Day!

justducky65 said...

I am so ready for spring, although our winter has not been very bad at all where I am, just a couple of nuisance snows and then it is gone in a day or two. I love hearing birds in the mornings in the springtime and watching the squirrels and chipmunks coming out of hiding.

Happy Leap Day!

BuzyStitches said...

I love spring, love when the birds sing, and by the way I love the mug as well as the mug rug.

Carla G said...

What great fabric! and the mug rug is cute! I like Spring because everything gets a new start and is fresh and clean. I look forward to Spring, since today all it's done is snow... Thanks for a chance to win! :)

elizabeth said...

What a lovely give away : ) I am a birdwatcher! Thank you for the chance to win!

Pippa Parsons said...

I love spring, the birds, flowers and promise of better weather to come :)

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Love your prize. So many pretty things. I love spring weather - sun, warmth, etc. I don't like tornadoes. One of those in Kansas last night was within 10 miles of where I live. Too close for comfort.

Linda said...

Ooh, Happy Leap Day 2012 to you too. Cute mug rug, fabrics and mug too. I would love to win! Thanks for having a giveaway!

I love birds and love to see the trees bloom out and hear the birds talk about it. I live in the country and can see the geese fly back from wherever they go and I love to hear them too. Sping and Autumn are my favorite times of the year because of all the changing. Spring is my 2nd favorite to Autumn only because of allergies.

Shawn Schumacher said...

Would love to receive this giveaway! Thanks for the chance! I love spring snow!
phishstephenson@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I heard the birds chirping outside my bedroom window at dawn this morning. I miss that in the winter.
Gina S
shevchenko97@yahoo.com

Beth said...

My favorite thing about spring is the flowers blooming - especially the ones that just pop up in random places!
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

quilt happy said...

love your blog and i am a follower

RSHudson said...

Generous giveaway, love that fabric! I love the gorgeous blooming everything in spring but hate the sometimes "sneezing, etc" that accompanies that! (marshudson at comcast dot net)

Gina said...

Oh my! I simply love that fabric! and the mug rug! I love the spring flowers!!

JoyceLM said...

Terrific giveaway. My favorite color is green & Spring is the perfect season for green. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anya said...

How wonderful! Thanks for the chance! I love all the flowers in spring!

Cassandra said...

What an awesome giveaway! I think that mug is just perfect and really works with the mug rug and fabric you chose. My favorite part of spring is seeing the hummingbirds start flitting around our apartment. We have one that really likes the bush right outside my kitchen window.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Anita said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win!

My daughter was born on the first day of spring...I really love spring. =)

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Darling mug rug and wonderful fabrics. I like spring with all the flowers blooming adding so much color to my garden.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway!

Mrs.Pickles said...

thank you for the chance to win. I hate that it gets so dirty and muddy in the spring...but it beats having snow

Rachel said...

Ohhh, I love birds (I have a bird!) and I really love bird fabric!! Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

Deb said...

Love the groovy thrifted mug! And my favorite thing about spring is...well, it used to be when the daffodils would poke out of the ground. Now I live in the land of no snow and don't get to experience it...

Becky said...

Great giveaway! I just purchased a pattern to make a cover for my Nook. Your bird fat quarters would work perfectly. Love the mug rug and the mug! Thanks for sharing!

robin said...

What I LOVE about spring is the return of the birds and birdsong. I love birds, and that fabric you're giving away is calling to me!

Allison said...

I LOVE everything about spring, except the mud - I live an a dirt road :) Thanks for the giveaway - I just love everything you have grouped together, including the groovy thrifted flower mug :) Have a happy Leap Year Day!

Swedish Scrapper said...

What a lovely little spring packet!
What I love about spring is hearing new birds as they come back. What I can't stand are the grey days and mud and gravel that come off of everyone, especially our dogs!

Jennifer Gail said...

I don't like the tornadoes. One just hit the next county over. Nice giveaway.

mahoo said...

What tweet fabric. (couldn't help myself). I love watching the trees bud out in spring and watching for the songbirds coming back north for the summer.

Diane Wild said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I love all of it. My favorite part about spring is the birds returning. Thanks for the chance to win.

LesQuilts said...

Hi! thanks for the giveaway!
I love everything about spring! It is the start of a whole new year, sun, green, colour, family/friends time! I love it all!
with or without the cute cup is ok!
Take care Leslie

jmniffer said...

Fun giveaway. I would love to win the fabric and the mug rug would be perfect! Thanks for the chance.
jmniffer at comcast do net

Cheryl said...

What a great giveaway!

lizzie said...

What a beautiful giveaway. I love spring flowers especially snowdrops. Hope I win but who ever does will be very lucky.

~ Julie ~ said...

What darling fabric! And the mug rug is awesome!! And the mug is sweet as can be!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! :)

Tammy said...

I love spring, the days get longer, the sun shines brighter. The snow melts and the song birds come back. It is all so new and fresh. My favourite time of the year.

Winona said...

I love fabric with birds in it. The only thing about spring that I dislike are the tornadoes that come with it. We had tornadoes in our state last night and it is still Feb.

JustPam said...

I love your bird prints, especially the one in your mug rug. Great giveaway.

Judi said...

Beautiful fabrics!

PJ said...

Love the new flowers, warmer weather and longer days.

Ella said...

I love the birds!

free indeed said...

I DON'T like the ever lasting mud season spring brings!!!! I do love seeing the cows kick up their heels when we let them out to green pasture after a winter of dry hay. :)
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

Binks said...

So much to love in Spring and your giveaway. I think I just love how everything looks more refreshed and lighter.

Carol J said...

such a fun and colourful giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

Kelli said...

What a wonderful giveaway!! I am a new follower. Spring.. love the weather.. hate the allergies. Ugh. :o)

Susan Entwistle said...

I absolutely adore the fabric. I'm going to have to look for that! Thanks!