Wednesday, December 22, 2010

giveaway!

Yesterday was winter solstice, which means as of today, the days start getting longer. Yipee! That's great news if you ask me. So, to celebrate, (yes, I  am serious, I'm celebrating!) I'm giving away a 2 charm packs of Kona cotton solids in the dusty and dark color palettes. I'll pick two winners, (one charm pack for each) on Christmas Eve. Here's to longer days!!! Hope you are ready for Christmas. :)

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Anita said...

Happy winter solstice to you and your family!

...and baby makes five! said...

Love those colors! Merry Christmas! :)

Kim said...

YAY longer days! I can't wait!

MeganAnne said...

yay for longer days returning!! maybe i can get back to sewing, since at the moment i'm having a hard time getting anything done once the sun goes down.

Andra Gayle said...

Wow! thanks for the giveaway chance. Merry Christmas!

DianeY said...

So far, it looks like I'm the 1st, which isn't very lucky, but I'm always unlucky anyway! Happy Holidays & Aloha!

Erica said...

I would love to win!

prairiewhisper said...

Yah for longer days. It reminds me that spring will actually come.

Heidi

rebkatz said...

Yay for longer days and pretty solids!

Rachael Adele said...

Thanks for being so generous!

Mariliz's Musings said...

I'm celebrating right along with you. I long for longer days. Thanks!

Laura said...

I can never understand why January and February seem so dark...it is the same amount of light as November and October but really? Doesn't it feel darker?
That was my philosophical moment of the day.
Thanks for the giveaway!

epban said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for a chance to win and brighten up these winter days!

A.J. Dub. said...

Happy Winter Solstice! Thanks for the giveaway!

Melissa L said...

I am so ready for Christmas.

Merry Christmas.

Tina H. said...

Bring on the days of summer. You must have a lot of snow. I'm in California and we've had 6 days of constant rain.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Betsy Lynn said...

More sunshine is always welcome!
Thanks for the chance to win!

annie said...

Happy Solstice! I, too, am celebrating longer days coming! :)

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

It's all downhill to spring now! lol
Hugs,
Kerry
kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

Jen B. said...

Happy Solstice!

Cara said...

yeah! here comes the sun...

Paula said...

Yay! I'm excited for longer days.

Brenda said...

the only bright side to long nights is more time to quilt! happy solistice. thanks for the chance to win.

~Michelle~ said...

Amen! it will be nice to have it get dark later than 4:30 :)

sbcmom said...

I try to remember that the darker days are times of reflection and renewal, but I also miss the daylight. Thanks for the giveaway!

CAlili said...

Happy Solstice!

Regina said...

Happy solstice! I would love to win a charm pack! Lynarri at gmail.com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I think longer days is a FABULOUS reason to celebrate!

9patchnurse said...

I love solstice. And I love love love solids!! Thank you and happy holidays.

felicity said...

YEs! Happy Solstice! I'd take the Dark pack - thank you!!

Georgia said...

I didn't know there were such things as Kona charm packs! Brilliant!
Happy Christmas to you Amanda Jean. :-)

Garilyn said...

Oh, yes, definately a reason to celebrate. And thanks for sharing that joy with 2 of us!
blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

Paula A said...

Happy Winter Solstice!

Katie said...

My brother got hitched yesterday so we were celebrating dawn till dusk!

Jess said...

oooooh, pretty. I'm so glad the days are getting longer!

sophie said...

I was a little surprised at how happy the fact that the sun will begin to set later and later made me yesterday. I'm definitely celebrating!

I have lots of kona solids, but, as I realized lately, most are LIGHT values. I'd love to win one of your charm packs!

nettie said...

that is definitely something worth celebrating! merry christmas

Lauren said...

Yea! I'm ready for more sunshine!

chook said...

ohh love the colours Merry Christmas to you and yours
hugs Beth

Joyce said...

Merry Christmas to you!
I love Kona solids!

Judy said...

Yes, longer days ahead! I hope I'm the winner for the dusty colors.

Sherron said...

I never thought about the beginning of winter being when the days start getting longer. Thank you for a positive spin on the first of winter for me!

taralynnthomas said...

yay for longer days!! i just remembered that yesterday was the first day of winter...passed me right by!!

Ashley said...

Ooooh! Bring on the longer days! I'm ready!

I've had my eye on that dusty charm pack for a while. :o) Fingers crossed!

chicquiltgeek said...

So pleased that darkest day is over with! Bring on lighter brighter days soon please (we're in the depths of winter snow here in the UK!)

Thanks for the giveaway xx

Tiffany said...

Great giveaway! I'm ready for longer days...and I'll dream of spring from today on :D

Seams Sew Creative said...

I am so spoiled her in AZ, it gets dark around 6:00 and I think that's early! I can't even imagine places where it gets dark around 4! I love the colors, hope I win one of them! Here's to longer sunnier days :)

Pokey said...

These colors are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! :-}pokey

Diana said...

Winter solstice is also my anniversary. Even more reason to celebrate!

beth lehman said...

YIPEEEE!!! We celebrate this, too - longer days, um, yes!!! We read last night by candlelight - I love knowing we have more daylight hours today - I would like to chart it with my kids....so that they can see it! elizabethlehman@hotmail.com

Jamie said...

Yeah for brighter days ahead! THanks for the giveaway.

Kat said...

Oh, man, I have been looking forward to this day since about mid-September. Thanks for the giveaway, such pretty colors!

Dragonfire said...

Dark colors are my favorite!! I could always use more for my stash :D For me, longer days means more time to sit at my computer, with a mug of tea, and talk to a friend in London.

Ashley said...

I'm glad someone else is excited about longer days! I pointed out to my husband it was winter solstice and he just didn't get my enthusiasm. Love the colors!

Wilma NC said...

Love them both!!! I'm all for longer days....

Melinda said...

Well the days are getting longer now. Yea!

The Newfie Quilter said...

Love! Love! Love Kona solids.... and your blog! I was so happy when you came back from your mini retirement :)

Merry Christmas!

Jacque. said...

ohmygosh...dark konas for longer daylight...YEAH! You rock, AmandaJean! I tell ya, it definitely does make a difference when the sun shines longer. Thanks for the opportunity.

Zany Quilter said...

I love those Kona solids...longer days mean more time for quilting!!

anne said...

Enjoy your longer days....yeah

MN2NM said...

One more great thing to celebrate this season! Happy holidays!

Mia's Cottage said...

cheers!! longer days!!
Donna

CJ said...

I prefer the 'dusty and dark' days of fall and winter, strangely enough. I prefer those colors too!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Joan and Kevin said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I love the colors.

Lynne said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Chicago Redhead said...

Would love some of that fabric-what a great Christmas present!

webmailaddress2 said...

The giveaway is crazy awesome! I also think it's great that the days are getting longer again. Happy holidays!

Em said...

I've been cleaning out my sewing room in anticipation of having a little bit of time to finish up the last quilt top I was working on. I hope the solstice treated you well this year! I can't wait for warmer weather and MORE SUN! Thanks for the giveaway and the chance for some yummy Kona Cottons!

karen said...

Yippee for longer days!

Denise said...

Amen to longer days! Especially here in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks for the giveway and Christmas blessings to you and yours!

erinmalia said...

welcome welcome solstice day! here here for more sun. if only it brought warmer temperatures with it.

Kati said...

Oh, I'd love the dark one. Thanks for the giveaway.

Bolo heads said...

Here is to winter solstice, and winning oh please let me win this time.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I am ready for Christmas and for Longer Days :)

badlandsquilts said...

I so agree with you... I'm ready for spring!

Katie Bishop said...

I would love to win. How fantastic! Thanks for the chance.

Meg said...

Happy Winter Solstice!

Andi said...

Your generosity seems limitless!!
Thanks!!!
Andi x

PS Does that mean that over my way days are now getting shorter?

Alli said...

Ohh, I like the shorter days just because then it's nice and cool by the time I get home from work! >_<

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Anonymous said...

hooray for solstice! these colors look great for a mixed tape, which is on my 2011 list! thanks and Merry Christmas!!! becsbags@me.com

petiteblogger said...

I would love to win this! I am making a quilt for our daughter from China that we are going to meet in the Spring & this would be perfect!

Sarah N. said...

Yay for longer days! I hate it getting dark starting at 4 pm. Makes me want to go to bed right then!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Andrea said...

I'm with you...it was still pitch black out at 7:15am this morning. yuck! Can't wait for long days again.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Bonnie said...

Here is to longer days! And what better way to celebrate than a give away! Thank you and happy holidays to you and your family!

Amy from Our Dish said...

Holy Cow! "Dusky" and "dark" couldn't describe my fabric tastes more perfectly!

Merry Christmas Amanda Jean!

Sara said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for the great giveaway!!

Chancy said...

Oooh, love the giveaway. And really LOVE the longer days. Thanks and Happy Solstice to you too!

bobbie23nc said...

Yes, I'm ready for CHRISTmas and longer days!

Andrea R said...

It;s really hard to get any Kona solids here without mail order. these woudl be GREAT and I even have a quilt in mind. ;)

Needled Mom said...

I am SOOOOO with you on longer days. I look forward to the winter solstice as soon as the summer solstice comes around.

Dan Rouse said...

Happy solstice!

tong said...

that's definitely something worth celebrating, it's so depressing when it's completely dark outside at 4:30. thanks so much for the giveaway!

amymcgrady said...

Ooooh yummy! Happy Winter Solstice!

amy35014@gmail.com

Kim Q said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway.

Marci said...

Merry Christmas to you! Thanks for your generosity!

Brynn said...

That's definitely worth celebrating! I'm not such a fan of winter and dark. Thanks for the giveaway!

Megan said...

Happy Solstice! Welcome sun!
Thank you for the chance at the giveaway. I've been making reversible drawstring bags for Christmas using 9 patches made of charms so these would be perfect for either replenishing the stash or making more bags!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Three cheers from me too for longer days!! And wasn't that mood incredible!! Kona solids are pretty awesome in my book too!

Brittany said...

I love the winter solstice. My family always seemed to be the closest on the 21. Maybe, that was because it was dark so early and everyone was home and gathered around. Thanks for the giveaway.

redheadedbaker said...

Dark colors, my favorite!! These would help round out my charm square quilt nicely.

Jenny said...

Winter solstice is good enough for me, but these charms would be icing on the holiday cake!

Rachel's Quilts said...

Thanks for the giveaway and Happy WInter Solstice!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you - longer days and the promise of spring coming to these parts is reason to celebrate!
Merry Christmas!
- Sharon (limivadygirl who made the Christmas tree advent quilt)

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

Yes ~ definitely looking forward to longer days! Sending the kids to school in the dark and barely having them home after school before it gets dark again ~ is not so nice!

Lindsey Hines said...

Ooh...I love solids! And longer days! Merry Christmas!

Tara said...

Happy Solstice to you and yours! Thanks for celebrating with a giveaway.

Sarah Craig said...

I'm just about ready for Christmas and definitely ready for longer days! Merry merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Bailey said...

What a great reason to celebrate...and what a great WAY to celebrate!

Merry Christmas!

Robyn said...

Yes, can't we jump right from a white Christmas to Spring??

Carrie said...

I used to despise Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. But now it's my youngest child's birthday, so I guess it's OK. Either way, I'm excited that we'll start to see longer days ahead! Thanks for the giveaway!

Pat said...

I'm with you, every second of longer daylight is wonderful!

Katie said...

Happy Solstice! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mrsblocko said...

Hooray for more sunlight!

Kelly said...

i'm ready for christmas AND longer days!

Linda Gilbert said...

Wow so many comments but love at the end of the line x

Brooke said...

I've been wanting to get some of these Kona charm packs, but haven't quite dared. Thanks for the chance of winning. And happy winter solstice to you!

Bea said...

You're right, it is definitely a great reason to celebrate! Happy winter solstice!

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

LOVE longer days! Its a great reason to celebrate.

cathy said...

love those longer days and shorter nights....yeah!!!

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Yay! for longer daylight hours:0) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Sarah

Tonya said...

I have to agree with you, I'm thankful that the days are getting longer now as well! Now if we can just get them to warm back up too!

Margaret said...

I like winter (I know,not a popular opinion), but it can be long. Happy solstice and lunar eclipse!

Tiffany said...

Yes! Longer days! Merry Christmas!

Missy said...

yay!! I'm crossing my fingers for some snow for Christmas.

Amanda said...

Yay!! I hate going to work AND coming home in the dark. Can't wait to take a walk after work with my dogs and little one! Thanks for the giveaway!

Carol said...

Love those solids! Merry Christmas!

Bec Clarke said...

Oh see now for me that means the days start to get shorter, but that's o.k. I just think of the lovely winter we will have after our Summer which is about to get super hot for the next 2-3 months.

Claire said...

I LOVE longer days!! I just don't look forward to Jan & Feb...where I live this is when we get the worst weather, then Mar hits and weather starts warming up..YEAH!!!

Have a Great Christmas & Happy New Year!!!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Me aka Supermom said...

Ahh...I'm with you there! No short days for me! And those Kona squares are soooo yummy!

Karen said...

yay for longer days. My chickens have been on strike with the short days!

Ty and Zara Franklin said...

Merry Christmas! Yippy for longer days! Love the squares!

Ursula said...

Do longer days come with extra time? Ha ha! We could all use more time. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Have a great holiday season!

Fiona @ Feebeez said...

Happy solstice to you! I am sure you'll enjoy the longer days as they start to emerge. (Here we are looking forward to longer nights in the hopes that our youngest will start getting more sleep!!!!!!!!!

Cammie said...

I love the winter solstice, it always helps me get through these cold months.

Stephany said...

At first the shorter days drive me crazy but during this time, it just seems like things are just cozier and more family centered! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Got to laugh, I'm happy that we have passed the Summer Solstice and the days are getting shorter, can't wait for winter! Never happy eh?

HobbyMommy said...

here's to longer days! cheers!

Katy said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Sunanda said...

I've been waiting for the winter solstice. Don't know why but the short days have been particularly hard this year. Happy holidays... and curious what you come up with next year!!

Dolly said...

Please enter me.......I'm celebrating with you ! I had to drive 2 hours home last night, leaving at 4 p.m., and if the days had been longer, I wouldn't have been staring into headlights before I reached home !
Here's to longer days.........just to torment me, my hubby ALWAYS points out the LONGEST day of the year, to tell me that they only get shorter from there.........aghhhhhhhh......I don't like that ! He's a rascal, but I love him anyway !

Please enter me and notify me at

biking underscore dot at yahoo dot com

Thank you !

Anne said...

I LOVE longer days and those charm packs!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

mg said...

we celebrate it in our family...happy solstice

Bertine said...

I am so glad the days are getting longer. I went to a winter solstice party last night just to celebrate the longer days.

Deirdre said...

Yay for longer days (finally!!) and yay for a giveaway! Nice colors to welcome winter..

Becky said...

Happy Winter Solstice! I agree, that's a good reason to celebrate!

Cindy N. said...

I am already dreaming of camping and warm sunny weather!!

mary thomas said...

Longer days! more sun! super fun! happy holidays, thanks for the giveaway :)

Ruthie said...

Come on longer days....I can hardly wait!

Heather said...

I'm all for longer days! I just said to my husband -- I'm tired of it being dark all the time......

Anyway -- about your drawing ... Pick me, Pick me ;-)

Colleen said...

Merry Christmas!colors! Love the

Bethany said...

The days getting longer is definitely something to celebrate!

Dee in Oklahoma said...

What wonderful colors for a winter soltice....thanks for the opportunity to win...have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

Val Miller said...

Longer days are worth celebrating! Happy holidays to you and yours.

Margaret T. Zenk said...

love those colors..so nice of you to be willing to part with them. Here's to more sunlight!

SoniB said...

What a great way to celebrate a future of longer days. Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Here's to longer days. Thanks for the giveaway.

Amy
abf3615@aol.com

Jen T said...

Wahoo, longer days! And, wahoo, fun giveaway!

May Kristin said...

Happy winter soltice and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Annette said...

Yay! So nice to see more light again! For us it means that the schoolbus will soon come in when it is light. It is no fun for the kids to leave in the dark in the morning, and come back in the dark in the afternoon...no time to play outside!

CityHouseStudio said...

Great giveaway! And longer days are definitely reason to celebrate! Merry Christmas!
Michelle

Tin Can Daisy said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for offering this lovely giveaway :)

elizabeth said...

I like longer days too!

emily said...

amen to celebrating. :)

Kristen said...

Sure is nice to have more light!
Another good reason to celebrate this joyous time of year!

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

live a colorful life said...

I'm going to totally buck the trend I'm sure, but I love gray, wet, rainy days, even the short ones. I should be living in Portland...

Charm packs? Kona solids? Yes, please.

Amanda said...

Although it's been a better winter this year in terms of sunny days, we still miss being able to play outside until dinner is ready! Happy turning point!

Lisa said...

Very excited about the longer days here too, and I've not yet tried a quilt/project from just solids..... =)

Karen said...

Thank goodness for longer days! Spring will be here soon.

sko_G knits said...

shows you how much i pay attention to the calendar...that's great news!

Kathy said...

I'm with you - the light part of the day is waaay too short, and I can't wait for more sunshine. I'm ready to celebrate with you.

Thanks for having this giveaway.

Amy said...

I'm looking forward to more daylight as well!!! Thank you for the giveaway. Merry Christmas!

Lia said...

Oh, and I'm so happy that here days are getting shorter... lol
But I live on a semi-tropical country, with loads of heat. ;-)
Tks for the giveaway!!!

Libby said...

Thanks for the giveaway! NOT ready for Christmas but SOOOOO ready for longer days.

The Wyler Family said...

fun giveaway! i would love to win! i always find such great ideas on your blog!

wyler27@gmail.com

The Pink Fawn said...

Yay for longer days & more light to quilt!

Laura said...

I had completely forgotten that the solstice means the days are getting longer now. Yay!

Stray Stitches said...

What a great way to celebrate the Winter Solstice!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Mini MNM's said...

What beautiful fabric!
babyfickas@gmail.com

Caitlin T. said...

Happy solstice! Growing up, my family used to celebrate the occasion with a bonfire in our backyard. Thanks for the chance!

DKB said...

cool, id love to have some solids in my stash, what a great way to do so. i think charm packs are great

Willa said...

Here's to longer days!
And solids........I have none.

missbossypants said...

What a great giveaway! Happy winter solstice to you too!
I'm looking forward to more sunshine in the future - it gets dark at 5pm now!

Anonymous said...

I was explaining solstice to my girls and they said, "yuck the days are getting longer, I don't want to be in school longer" LOL.

I am too celebrating!!

Cary from WI

Baskets Of Quilts said...

Happy winter solstice! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Harrysmum said...

Happy Solctice! It was made all the merrier by the Lunar Eclipse - we sawthe moon dissapear just as it sunk over the horizon!
Thanks for a great giveaway too!

Merry Made Quilts said...

Yay for sunshine!!

Kathleen said...

love longer days...thank you for the giveaway...love the fabric...
Merry Christmas..

trudys_person said...

Yay for longer days - it's already getting dark here in Vancouver ... Thank you for the giveaway and happy holidays!

Michelle said...

Winter Solstice is my fave day of the whole year ;) please enter me to win a charm pack!

Shari said...

We celebrate Christmas when we do as the early church replaced a pagan winter feast to celebrate the conquering of winter (i.e. winter solstice)with a church feast to celebrate life in the birth of Jesus. Of course, here in Oz our days are now getting shorter as we have just had our summer solstice.
Hope you have a very happy Christmas!

woolcat said...

Happy Solstice to you! And Merry Christmas too!

Hector said...

I have three charm square packs from Robert Kaufman sitting on my desk in front of me now. I have the Bright, Dark and Pastel palletes. The Dark pallete would work great in a Civil War era type quilt. All three are so pretty to look at and I can't split them up for that reason.

Happy Solstice to everyone. Thank you for the giveaway.

Jeanne W. said...

To longer days for sure!!!!!! This lack of light is depressing. Love the fabrics!

Trina said...

I am also excited for every day to be just a little longer! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Solids in dark--yummy! Would love to win.

Marie in Oregon
mariebeers@hotmail.com

Netta said...

Happy longer days...more time to quilt. Thanks for the giveaway. nanasew at gmail dot com

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so very ready - Merry Christmas to all! blessings, marlene

Rebecka said...

Sunset here yesterday was 4:20 PM...thank goodness it gets better from now on!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Erin Marie said...

I have been counting down the days until they get longer. There is just not enough daylight in the winter. I love the cold and the snow, but I hate the dark.

erin m shipley at gmail dot com

Brit said...

I love Kona and those colors. What a lovely Christmas present that would be! Merry Christmas :)

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