Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May Tote Give-Away... "Treasure Island" Contest Closed

It's time to celebrate spring! The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, bees are humming and there's a tote to give-away! Earlier this month in a poll I asked my readers to choose the color of the tote for the give-away. Overwhelmingly the color "Caribbean Turquoise" was chosen. I have to admit I have a soft place in my heart for the turquoise color of the ocean in the Caribbean. Yum.

I chose some wondrous Amy Butler fabric from her Daisy Chain line to comprise this month's give-away, and I christened the Hang Up "Treasure Island." The lush floral fabrics and soothing color schemes in these fabrics remind me of the islands and, most certainly, the winner will carry a little bounty or treasure in this tote as she puts on her Hang Up to go shopping! Thus ... "Treasure Island" is a perfect name for this creation.


Here are the rules for the contest. Uhhh... Before I give you the rules, I feel impressed to reiterate that I will not make exceptions to these rules. I don't mean to sound huffy or persnickety, but every time I have a give-away I have contestants who try to reinvent my rules, but I'm here to tell you it doesn't work. I'm a stickler when it comes to playing fair -- just ask my kids. Please follow the rules and you'll be entered into the contest. If you don't follow the rules, your comment will be kicked out on its hiney. Trust me on that one. I'm a mother of seven -- I know how to kick a hiney. (Figuratively speaking, of course.) Alrighty then -- let's have some fun...


Here are the rules and conditions of the Give-Away...

1.) The participants must live within the continental U.S. I will provide the postage.

2.) Each person that makes a comment below will have her name entered into the contest.

3.)
If you put a "shout out" on your blog about the contest, and come back and let me know through another comment, I will enter your name two more times.

4.) All those who enter this contest and have already (by May 13th) commented on my blog in the month of May will have their name added one more time! Thank you for your kind comments!

5.) No anonymous comments, please. If you are not a close friend or relative whose email I already possess, you must leave an email address or blog that I can visit. Private bloggers must leave their email address. If I don't have any way to contact you, your name will not be eligible.

6.) This tote is not meant for resale. Only those intending to use the tote for personal use may register to win.

This contest will run through midnight Tuesday, May 19th. Wednesday morning, May 20th, the winner of the contest will be announced.


Good luck!

117 comments:

Kristine said...

Wow I just commented on Blooming Tuesday and noticed you had already posted again! I just had to jump on to be #1 commenter :D Wish me luck!

Oh and as always, I love the colors! I don't remember what color I voted for. I really like the green against the coral blue!

C-ingspots said...

Hi Suzanne,
I've just found my way here from Carolyn's blog, A Glowing Ember. I was reading her comments and loved yours (from one single dot)and just had to come on over here and meet you for myself.
Oh, and I must say that I disagree most wholeheartedly with your comment on your About Me thingy...and I quote - "There's not much to tell". Please...you're a mother of 7, wife, grandmother and you make awesome totes!!! I read about you and you seem pretty darn interesting to me!! You sound like a very cool gal. So, I'll probably be back. As my momma used to say...mark my words!

Beautiful tote!!! Count me in because my hubby and I are going to sunny Hawaii this coming September and I can just see me with that beautiful bag a swingin' carrying all my treasures and what not. Be still my heart!!
Way cool!!

Puddle of Grace said...

Oh my gosh!!! I totally voted for this color and it is gorgeous! Toss my name into the hat! (Please, gosh, where are my manners?!) Ok, off to put a shout out on my blog... and lets see... I have already left a coment on one of you posts this month! Yippee!!!!
Hugs
Charlene

Jan said...

This is so beautiful - -these colors are amazing. I'm in! (and thanks!)

Puddle of Grace said...

Ok, I have posted a little ditty about your giveaway on my blog!
Have a wonderful week!!!
Charlene

Tudy said...

I love the colors in this fabric.

randi said...

Ooo...cute!

All of us moms-of-many know how to play fair and kick some hiney! ;)

Renee said...

Yes Ma'am..... I love it!

... and I love this bag!!! Very hip and summery. OK, so there's my comment and I'm on my way to giving you a shout out on my blog.

Thanks!

lusciouschaos said...

Love this bag. I gave you a shout out here http://lusciouschaos.wordpress.com/2009/05/14/winning-stuff/
Fingers and toes are crossed.

Marci said...

Oh I'm excited for this tote giveaway, so cute count me in.

Marci said...

SHOUT OUT given!!!!!

Devri said...

I am soo all over this one!!

Devri said...

shout out about it

done!

MiaKatia said...

Love the bag... but you don't have to count me in the giveaway since I have a couple of your gorgeous totes already :)

Quilt Hollow said...

Gotcha! I'll be back in a second!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm back to report...the good deed has been done.

Mary said...

What a stunning tote. Can I ask what you use to stiffen them. They all look so crisp and pretty.

junglewife said...

I love this bag! I'd love to win it!

(I'm temporarily living overseas, but I have a US mailing address - does that work? If not, don't enter me in the contest :-))

junglewife (at) gmail (dot) com

debd said...

okay, just wrote up a little blurb on the bag and your generosity!

thanks for the fun opportunity!

debd said...

I didn't see the first comment I wrote about how cute the bag is...so here is the "first" entry...

Pat said...

Beautiful tote I'd be pleased to own. I found your blog from Mary of Quilt Hollow (in case you were wondering) as she blogged about it on her blog.

Ruth B said...

How cute is that tote? I love the caribbean blue...I can almost feel the sunshine. Love that you know how to kick hiney. I only have 3 kids but I learned how to do that early on myself.

The Reno Family said...

I love the bag, and your blog! Your creations are always so beautiful.

isk8jewel said...

Hello! I just found your blog through SWANEESINGER's blog and I think I've fallen in love with your totes! My next stop (after I blog about you, of course) will most certainly be to browse your etsy shop! :)

GRAMEE said...

i love this tote maybe sometime i will win!

please enter me!

love ya!

isk8jewel said...

I'm back and I've blogged about you, too: http://isk8jewel.blogspot.com

GRAMEE said...

i did "shout out " at gramees porch.

my email is Ljoyhoffman@gmai.com

pretty sure i have commented this month also...

oh i did after i didn't win mothers day.. if that counts.

i don't know if i have before been kind of a slow month for me

Anonymous said...

Only 7 children? LOL, my nine children range in age from 20yo to 3yo and my baby just potty trained! I nursed and diapered for 21 years STRAIGHT...'til now.
Hey, I could use your lovely tote for a REAL purse, instead of my diaper tote! PRETTY, and I enjoy your writing.~
Lucy
dufendachs@juno.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Amy Butler fabric, yum. Beautiful tote! Please enter me in your giveaway!

miniaturequilter said...

I found you through Quilt Hollow and this is my first visit to your blog. Beautiful tote, love the turqoise fabric!

Cathy M said...

Awesome. I can't imagine not keeping it for yourself. You are so generous.

Danielle said...

I love the name, as well as the bag! It's beautiful! I found you and your giveaway from Quilt Hollow, please enter me for your really, really cool giveaway! Thanks

carolwag@yahoo.com said...

What an adorable tote and so well made. Win or not you do great work.

Debbie said...

Saw you on a grammee's blog and wanted to come over and tell you how beautiful your work is. I LOVE it! I'd love to have one of my own.
website: http://cranberryfries.blogspot.com/
email: sprtygal10@aol.com

Deborah LIbertore said...

I love the tote! It is beautiful...you are very talented! I am such a beginner...

Deborah

Chris said...

Hi , I came by way of Quilt Hollow. LOVE your "Hang-ups"!! You do beautiful work!!! I am a mom of 10, homeshcooler too and LOVE to sew but not much time to do as much as I would like. The cup cake totes are ADORABLE!!! We just had our first grandbaby...a GIRL... gotta think she would love one of those. :) Thanks for the give away...I love fabric totes and the color is perfect for summer! I don't have a blog but I will tell my friends to visit your blog! God Bless you!
Chris our10kids@cox.net

Sherry said...

Hi Quilt Hollow set me and I love your bag but I live in Canada so I can't enter. But I had to say I love you cupcake bag. So cute.

introublewithmyhusband said...

Your bag is darling. So perfect for spring!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I love the fabric combination you used in making this bag! It really does look like it would be perfect for an island cruise.

Carrie ~ said...

It's such a cute bag, love the lime green and turquoise Amy Butler fabrics. Oh to be the lucky one.

Carrie ~ said...

Shout-out done and I love the lady with the matching handbag. She is so cute!!!

Kristine said...

I haven't been much of a blogger lately, but I finally got around to posting a shout out! Hopefully I can get some more people over here for you! :D

Brynn said...

I LOVE this fabric! Darling bag!

Brynn said...

I just gave you a shout out on my blog!

nikkicrumpet said...

Holy moley....that is the most gorgeous thing ever! Please put my name in the hat. I'd love a chance at winning something that wonderful.

Deb said...

Hi! My friend Chris sent me over to put my name in for the bag! I've visited here in the past (and more than likely commented on your beautiful flowers!) from Bloomin' Tuesday. I haven't participated this year but hope to get some pictures taken out in my yard soon!
Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful bag! (debgiro at wildblue dot net)

nikkicrumpet said...

I just linked to your giveaway....EVERYONE needs to see this beautiful piece of work!

Zlaty said...

Your bags are adorable! I would love to win! I saw about your giveaway at Quilt hollow's blog!
I love the daisy chain's fabrics! I just some of that line.

Happy sewing!

Zlaty

Bethshomestuff said...

Hi! My friend put a shout out to you on her blog- so then I found you! Love your totes! My blog is bethshomestuff.blogspot.com, my email is bethscookieconfections@yahoo.com!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's great, I'd love a chance to win; all of your bags are wonderful!

AverettLadyNana said...

Hi, love the tote. I would love to have it for summer...colors perfect to my taste...would NOT re-sell it. Heard about your blog from my neighbor Chris who doesn't have a blog and should!!! very talented lady has ten beautiful children and on precious grandbaby girl. I'll be posting about it on my blog.

Rachel said...

I think I am not breaking any rules. . . very important because I want that bag! I love it!

www.screamandhug.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hi There! Just came over from Blah, Blah Blah where the picture of your tote caught my attention. What beautiful fabrics you are working with!!! Hopefully I'll be able to win one of these great totes!!!

Paula
cpalawson@aol.com

Pudgeduck said...

WOW! Of course I love this one-beautiful!!!! It looks so cool and it's so hot here! Love to have it!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

LOVE the bag. Visiting from Nikki at Blah Blah Blah and I'd love to throw my name into the hat to win this goodie.

Suzann
(suzann66@mac.com)

Koreena said...

I'm not really one to enter contests, but your tote is so cute I can't help it!

Avery Tales said...

I'm stopping in from Blah, Blah, Blah Blog. I'm loving that fabric. Please count me in!

tammyschildren said...

hope I win, new to quilting and all the quilting blogs, I have learned SOOOO VERY MuCH!!

Avery Tales said...

Just gave you a shout out!!

PattiCakes said...

I saw you on the Quilt Hollow Blog & popped on over to take a peek for myself. Glad I did! Amy Butler has such yummy fabrics -- they are "purse-fect" for your totes. Please enter me in your give-away!

free indeed said...

What a lovely bag and so aptly named. I'm a mom of six and of an authoritarian nature as well. I'm a rule follower and a delegater. Life couldn't be sweeter!

Kristine said...

Your bag is beautiful!! And such happy summertime colors. What a nice giveaway...can't wait to check out your items for sale, too!

Carla said...

Got here by way of Quilt Hollow. That is one gorgeous bag that I would love to have.

Lizzie said...

came by from "blah blah blog" please enter me! LOVE this bag :)

Terry said...

What a lovely bag! Those fabrics are just beautiful! Thanks for having this giveaway! Enjoy your weekend! :0)

Laurie and Chris said...

Love the colors of this tote!!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Love Amy Butler, love your blog!

Barb said...

I love the colors of the bag and I would use it! Thanks for a great bag and a chance to win it!

Anya said...

Your rules sound just fine to me. Thanks for the chance for the lovely giveaway!

Lisa said...

Seriously . . . I. MUST. WIN. THIS. TOTE. Love it!

And I've put a shout-out on my blog. :)

Maryam said...

Don't forget about little old me. And I'm pretty sure I commented on your blog this month...I do every week I'm sure... love m

Khris said...

I just wanted to say what a lovely bag this is to win...I love the fabrics and was just looking at these on Etsy to buy....good luck to all the US participants...hugs Khris in Oz

busymom said...

I love the bag, beautiful choice of fabrics. Thanks for offering such great giveaways!

Brenda said...

Oh CUTE CUTE CUTE! I LOVE it! Thanks for a chance to WIN!

Brenda said...

I blogged all about ya!

PoohsPals said...

Oh my goodness that is like the cutest tote ever!! I just have to have to have to have it! I just found your blog on my friends blog and I think your awesome!

HollyB said...

I just love the bag... I love all bags like this, but only own two... would love a third. I will check out your etsy shop too! Thanks for the give-a-way!
hollooob@cox.net

HollyB said...

Shout out on my blog! hollooob@cox.net

phylliso said...

I stumbled onto your blog this am,please enter me in your giveaway.I love the colors! Now I will try to put you on my blog,the direct links never work for me,but I still try,blessings,phylliso

phylliso said...

you are on my blog,phylliso

Grace said...

Found your site from Blah,Blah,Blah blog . This bag will be mine - I am going to Hawaii for the first time in my life in July and it will be coming with me for initiation !!! Tote and I will have a blast !!!

Kerri said...

I love the colors of this bag. You never have enough purses or shoes.

Kerri

Cristina C. Fender aka Chica said...

It's beautiful! I'd love to have one! Sign me up for your give away.

Thanks,
Chica

Diane said...

The bag is beautiful - do sign me up for your giveaway. I'm a Mom to 4 teenage girls...don't need to say more :-), I understand rules. I don't have a blog but I enjoyed reading yours!

Not sure how to add an email on the bottom = dsbowman(at)verizon(dot)net

Jeff and Nichole said...

Love this material! I love all of your creations, though.

My email is nicholedclark@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Crafty Gardener said...

What a gorgeous tote. Unfortunately I can't enter as I live in Canada. But I have the perfect outfit it would go with. Off to check out more of your blog.

Char said...

okay...i read the rules...I will play by them...cuz i am a mom of 5 and I know what good hiney kickers we become!...hehehehehehe

Please enter me into this contest...I love this tote!....wonderful stitching I may add!

joanne lendaro said...

Haha!! Love your "rules" and as a mom to 4 I can completely appreciate the rules thing!! Please enter me in your give a way!
Thanks!

joannelendaro@yahoo.com

Loralynn said...

That turquoise-y blue is gorgeous! I absolutely love it! I just discovered your blog and am looking forward to spending more time here!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Quilt Hollow sent me! What a lovely blog...I'm going to go spend some time in it after posting this comment! Your bag is beautiful and I'm thrilled to be able to enter your contest. Thank you for the chance! Is your tote a pattern that is available for purchase? I like the style/shape of it very much!
Kate/Massachusetts

dfuller55 at verizon dot net

Mary Burn said...

Love the bag -- it is beautiful. Please include me in your giveaway.

Mary
mburn@comporium.net

Lore said...

All you bags are beautiful. Love the colors on this one!

Tiff Hunt said...

Here's to chance! It's an awesome bag! huntfamily03@gmail.com

katie said...

Love the bag and love Amy Butler fabric. Can't actually tell you how I found your blog, I have been surfing all morning when I should be updating my own blog.
Will try to give you a shout out on mine, will let you know if I accomplish it.
katie paxton
katie-primitivewoolens.blogspot

katie said...

I actually got it done, check me out, I think I followed the rules.

katie

Amanda said...

Love the bag, wish I were a blogger to up my chances! Thank you!

Megan Curtis said...

I love this tote. It is absolutely adorable. Please add me into the drawing! Good luck to all those who have commented so far!!! megancurtis@myarbonne.com

Megan Curtis said...

I just added a shoutout to my blog if you like to take a look. megancurtis@myarbonne.com
http://serenadefromheaven.wordpress.com

roc said...

please add me to your names. this tote is fabulous and would look awesome hanging off my arm! i've added a shout out on my blog at
www.whatsuproc.blogspot.com
my email: rocnic23@gmail.com

Mess Maker said...

that purse is adorable!!!!! please put my name in the hat. i'm going to go post your blog on my blog at: Laurenisthecoolest.blogspot.com

Jan aka StampQn said...

Gorgeous tote! I am so happy I discovered this blog. Jan R.

Roberta said...

I am new to blogland! I am SO glad I wandered over this way! I too love the bag, but I love the "friends" these blogs are!

Anonymous said...

Your tote is lovely. The entire design and fabric are wonderful. I would love to have the tote and have fun showing it off, too. Sorry for the confusion on my part. You mention no anonymous entries, yet then you say there must be an email addresss to be reached at or a blog you can visit. Please sing me up. I am leaving my email address with my "annonymous comment" since I don't have a blog. I hope I've followed your rules. I'd love a chance to win your darling tote.

Gina
daretadream@q.com

Jeanne said...

Looks like I just made the deadline. Please add my name to the drawing.

Anonymous said...

Pardon me for being so late in entering to win your beautiful tote. I just learned about it. I love the material and everything about it.

trisha
briarrosefarm[at]hotmail(dot)com

EJ180 said...

What a cute tote. Love the fabrics you used.

Michelle said...

I absolutely love the tote design and well, Amy Butler fabrics...you can never go wrong. Found your blo via Quilt Hollow. Will be back shortly..going to post giveaway on my blog.
email: shellymarie2005@adelphia.net

Michelle said...

I'm back to let you know, even at this late hour, I've posted your giveaway, who knows who may be surfing still. http://rosebudquilting.blogspot.com/

nana947@hotmail.com said...

I am in love with your totes. Oh golly I wish I could make one like that. Since I can't maybe I'll be lucky and win one!!!

Love your blog!

Linda

Anonymous said...

Love your bags, colors are so fresh and bright. Would love to win this one.
Shelli
dazelaw@earthlink.net

WW said...

That is one STUNNING bag!!
Awesome color. LOVE it!!!
There isn't much that's lovlier than the carribean water!
Wanda
wme133@yahoo.com

Amy L Sargent said...

oooh, it's gorgeous! i'd be so happy if i won!

a.fair.sargent@gmail.com

Philip and Renie said...

You've inspired me to try sewing one!

Renee G said...

Wow - I love it, but I would love to give it to my sister even more. This is so her.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Caryn P said...

Love, love, love this bag! It makes me want to sew one. I always have such grand plans for sewing bags- too often I sew them and give them away like you do. Hope you keep a fair amount of bags for yourself!
Caryn Pedersen
capedersen@gmail.com

Teresa said...

I love the color. Put my name in the hat please!

Patricia said...

Wow. Just beautiful. You can't help feel good looking at those colors!