Saturday, January 10, 2009

"Trash and Treasure" and a giveaway!!

Today was the big day.
The day some of us got to meet "Trash" in person! Originally a Ballarat resident, she now lives in the UK with her husband and two children. They had made the treck "home" to visit the rellies and do some sightseeing for a few weeks over Christmas and the New Year.....
Thanks to Ric-Rac and her organisational skills we started off at Ballarat Patchwork for fun, laughter, crafty talk, door prizes and asking poor old Trashy 100 questions! Then we progressed to the Eureka Park for a picnic lunch...
Some bloggers (not to mention Trash coming from the UK) had travelled far and wide.....
http://thequiltingb.blogspot.com/
http://rousabout.blogspot.com/
http://sillygillykids.blogspot.com/ all the way from Adelaide - crazy lady!!
http://fourwisemonkeys.blogspot.com/
http://annie-flowergarden.blogspot.com/
http://ballaratpatchwork.com.au/scrapbag/
http://janeysrelaxation.blogspot.com/
http://thornberry.wordpress.com/
http://twocheeseplease.livejournal.com/
http://trashaloucan.blogspot.com/
http://littleredhen08.blogspot.com/
http://nicolemdesign.blogspot.com/
I hope I haven't missed anyone...

Then it was back to Ric-Rac's place for afternoon tea and more crafty talk...
Trash had even brought some crafty loveliness from the UK as pressies for us all.
It was great to meet you Trash. A fun day was had by all.

Now, a little while ago, it was my 100th post
(around Christmas time - far too hectic for me to run a giveaway!)
So, to say thank you for all of you who have supported me and my blogging adventure, here it is, my 100th post giveaway.......or should I say my 112th post giveaway!

in this giveaway you will receive.....
1 lined zipper purse made with Cath Kidston's "bubbles" fabric,
3 fridge magnets made with Cath Kidston's "Classic Rose" fabric in red, white and blue!
1 key ring also in Cath Kidston fabric "Classic Rose" on one side and "Summer Blossom" on the other,
1 of my "Shabby Packs" - including 1 fat quarter of Paris Bebe fabric along with lace, buttons, rhinestones, charms, roses, clay roses, ribbon roses and more.......
1 2009 fridge calendar.

Now, if that all sounds good to you and you would like to have it all in your hot little hands, just leave a comment on this post to be in the draw!
If you blog it, I will enter you twice!
How easy is that? So, come on everyone (including international bloggers) is invited....
I shall leave it open until Tuesday and draw a name sometime during the day.
Good luck, Kathryn. XX
5.00pm Tuesday. The giveaway entries are now closed....I shall get organised and draw a name out later on tonight - once I figure out who needs two entries etc..........Good luck!!!

76 comments:

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh sounds super fun and exciting for you quilters!!! woo hoo!!!
And as for your giveaway,Yes pleaaaase enter my name !
The chance to win a Shabby cottage made item.
I will blog it too if all goes well in the next day or so...I hope!
Fingers and toes crossed.

clare said...

Please please please I'm in .
Clare's Craftroom

Linda said...

oh my what a lovely generous giveaway sounds fab!! I will blog about it in my next post! promise, your blogmeet sounds wonderful!!! lucky girls

i cant sew said...

i would love to meet some of the blog gals i chat with. what fun we would all have!! thanks for the giveaway i will try to remember to link to you in my next post. %*_*% rosey

Kat said...

oh wow that is a very genorous giveaway. count me in!

sewfunky said...

What a lot of fun! :D


Please enter me in the draw!!

Michelle said...

that looks like such a great get together...and what great giveaway prizes...i adore cath kidston fabrics...and love the keyring and fridge magnet...

Deb said...

What a fanbulous catchup for everyone. You would have all enjoy ed it no end. Please include me in your prize draw, they look lovely.

Nikki said...

Great to meet you today!! Thanks so much for posting pics and all the blog addresses!! I neither took out my camera not gathered adresses. I think I was in a bit of a post-holiday-and-distracted-by-family haze..

Nic said...

Happy 112 th Blogaversary. LOL
I wish i could have made it to Ballarat too, but alas Tecoma is just too far (not). Grrrrrr.

Jan said...

Lovely to meet you and the others today; wasn't it fun! And yes, I would love the chance to win your gorgeous goodies - thank you so much, Kathryn.

Holee said...

Kathyrn, I see the wonderful bow buttons in your offered gift that was used by Tracy to make your In the bag quilt! I just love those buttons.

I read your blog mostly because I enjoy hearing about your boys. I just loved your tree this year. It reminds me so much of when my boys were little. I still use all their handmade ornies on my tree, even though they are now in their 30's. I also loved that your hubby suggested the sleeping back to the dolls! What a sweet family you all are.

I'll post your blog later today when I post some photo's on mine. Thank you for including us from the states.

rachelmp said...

Your pics look great Kathryn. It was such a good day too and my kids are exhausted!

Julie said...

Looks like you had a great day, I was so close to coming except my husband had to work. I'll try for next time. Your giveaway looks so pretty, count me in.

Lindi said...

What a great day you all had! Wish I could have been there.
Congratulations on passing 100 posts. Here's to the next 100!
And what a fab fab giveaway! All that wonderful Shabby Cottage stuff. Definitely count me in, and I'll be more than happy to post it on my blog, too.

mandapanda said...

Thankyou for taking photos of the day with "Trash." I wish I could have gone but just live too far away!! Did you learn anything fantastic? Count me in on the giveaway. Love.xx

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Looks like everyone had a great time! I love all the rose colored goodies :)

willywagtail said...

Glad you all enjoyed your day. What a gorgeous set of gifts for someone. Love those fridge magnets. Cherrie

TattingChic said...

Congratulations on reaching your 100th post a while back! The get together with fellow bloggers looks like a wonderful experience! I would love to do something like that! How cool and fun! Thank you for the giveaway chance to win some Cath Kidston fabric! :)

lillyhootandhoney said...

Hi Kathryn, it looks like you had a fun day and such a lot of bloggers to meet!!
i would love to enter your giveaway, if i cross everything it might be lucky or I will be very uncomfortable until Tuesday.
Hope your weekend is spectacular, kiss noises Linda Lilly Cottage

marie said...

Kathryn, what a fun day! I would really like to have a chance to meet up with my blogging friends. It sounds like such a special way to spend an afternoon.
Speaking of special ~ what a special assortment of goodies you've put together for your giveaway. I would love to enter for a chance to win!
Thanks!

prettyshabby said...

It seems really strange seeing picnics in the park when we are in the depths of a really cold winter, sounds like a good day was had!
ps.I made the underground cushions and have linked back to you from my blog..They turned out brillianly thankyou for that tutorial!

Patchwork Harmony said...

oooh, count me in please! I have just recently got into sewing and making things, so your blog looks perfect for me!

I will try and blog about it too...

Funnily enough, I also have a giveaway on my blog at the minute, its to a win a lovely book called NEW LONDON STYLE Come and check it out!
www.patchworkharmony.blogspot.com

Love, Caroline x

Casey said...

ooh! I would love to win this!

Erna said...

that sounds like a great day and a great giveaway too!! congrats on your 100th post! keep on blogging!!

Shabby Raggy Roses said...

It sounds like you all had a brilliant day! I think I'll have to make it down to Ballarat again...
I'd love to have a chance to win some of your goodies!
Best wishes,
Jenelle

Tilly Rose said...

oh please count me in .....

looks fab

Just Jenny said...

How cute! I just found your site and this giveaway looks FUN! I am getting ready to be a stay at home mommy next month and can't wait to start getting more crafts and sewing done - this would be a great start!!

Carol said...

Hiya

Can you please enter my name for your fabulous giveaway.

Many thanks

Carol
Perth WA

Patchwork Harmony said...

thanks for your entry to my comp! I published your comment and then realised it had the answer in it! (even though its not hard to find anyway) I deleted it, but u are in the draw! thanks & good luck! x
PS do you sell your 'shabby packs' too? would be perfect for something I'm working on! :)

Holly said...

I just wanted to pop by and say hi! It was lovely to meet you yesterday and I hope to stop by regularly :)

~Holly

http://twocheeseplease.livejournal.com

Christy A. said...

Your shabby chic goodies are absolutely gorgeous!

Marilyn said...

Sounds like fun Kathryn... count me in :) Marilyn

~Unfurling Flower~ said...

Such lovely things!! Please include me in this give away!! I'm drooling :).

Affectionately,

~Unfurling Flower~

carogonza said...

Oh my what a fantabulous giveaway! Thank you so much!

Rustic Tarts said...

What a great opportunity to meet up with some of your blogging friends. Looks like the weather was perfect too.
Well done!

Katherine said...

Hi! I just wandered to your blog for the first time thanks to Nikki's post. Looks like a wonderful gathering of crafty talent and a fun day together.

JonJon said...

Hi. It's my first visit & would just love to give a try. Have a nice day!

Bek said...

Looks like a great day out, hope you had a great christmas and new year.

Congrats on your 100th post (112th)
and what a cute giveaway, I will blog about it later today.

Bek

ladyfi said...

Coming here from Country Cupcakes.... Count me in!

Kerryanne English said...

Congratulations Kathryn on passing your 100th post. What a wonderful giveaway too...wouldn't we all love to win that!!

I love that idea of a blogging picnic. Was it lots of fun to meet the other bloggers?
Hugs,
Kerryanne

quiltmom said...

Hi Kathryn,
Congratulations on reaching your 100th post-
The blogging post looked like great fun-
I have to say it is strange to think of you having a picnic at this time of year but here in Canada it would be very cold sitting in the snowbank LOL. It is great to see you all having a great time together.
The giveaway looks lovely -please
count me in ,,,
Regards,
Anna

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow sounds like fun! =)

smileykylie said...

Hi Kathryn, Count me in! Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Blessings :)Kylie

SG said...

Fabulous giveaway! Please count me in!

bubbachenille said...

This is the most gorgeous giveaway I've ever had the pleasure of viewing,please count me in also!

Don said...

I saw your post referred to at Country Cupcakes and wanted to lend you a little support for your beautiful giveaway. I like your stuff! You are very talented.

I need to spend some time and read through your blog now to get an idea of all the "goings-on" at the shabby cottage. (I had to do a double take at your moniker as you refer to yourself as a sewer, and I at first read "sewer" as the other pronounciation. Sorry about that!)

kleinzonnetje said...

What a generous give-away. Please count me in!

Sue Cahill said...

Such loveliness, I would sure love to win. Thanks for the chance and keep those posts a comin.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Lichtlein said...

Hello everybody!
Sorry for my poor English, but did I get this right, that someone is so generous to give such WONDERFUL presents???
Oh, how I'd love to win!
Kind regards.
Claudia from Germany

Donna said...

Congratulations on your 100th post (and 112th, LOL) celebration! Please enter me in the drawing for those yummy treasures! I also posted a picture link for you on the sidebar of my blog.

Thank you!

Leah said...

Looks like a great day - and happy blogiversary!

Linda said...

You have some of the most beautiful things I've seen in blogland! Thank you for sharing this beautiful stuff and thank you for the giveaway.

Em said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win your competition! Shabby is as shabby does - I shall spread the word on my blog later today!

billy boy & mia said...

You have some lovely things, those fridge magnets are brill. Found this comp through Emma Rose Art and I'll also add you to my blog today. Thanks!!

Janellybelly said...

Hi Kathryn - Congratulations on 100+ blog posts, I love you blog :)
Blessings
Janelle xx

Noémia said...

Hi Kathryn
Congratulations for your 112 post.I love to read your blog.Count me in your giveaway, please:)

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Kathryn, Congrats on your 100th (112th) post, looks like you all had a great day meeting Trash.
Please count me in on your great giveaway.
Lyn xoxoxo

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Hi Kathryn
Just tagging my comment on the end here! So lovely to meet you last Saturday. I had skirt envy all day! Your giveaway is so generous. I need to get something equally as good together for my 100th post. Congrats on your milestone and here's to another few hundred more!

Donna said...

I just found your blog via RicRac. So many beautiful things. And it sounds like you had a blast at your Trash and Treasure Meet. How fun. I live in Washington so I will have to enjoy it vicariously through all your wonderful pictures

scrap-n-away said...

Oh to have all that wonderful eye candy. My heart is pounding just thinking about it. Please enter me in your drawing....you are so generous. Thank you for the chance!

edward and lilly said...

What a great giveaway, count me in!

Doda said...

Greetings from Scotland, UK
OOOOH ! that looks like one absolutely gorgeous giveaway . Please count me in!!!

Leah said...

what a gorgeous giveaway, I love it all, please enter me!! Off to link to my blog!

Kali said...

*swoon* I cannot resist all this gorgeousness! Please enter me :)

AnastasiaC said...

how wonderful! id love a chance to win!

WillowLakeScents said...

Ohhhh Everything is simply beautiful ! Please enter me !

Stina said...

Hope Im not to late....!!!!
Congratulations on reaching 100!!!
Im soon up to 200 so stay tuned...:o)
Almost forgot to mention...
Love your new QUILT!!! :o)

annemarie said...

What a wonderful giveaway - I hope I am lucky. Love your beautiful blog.

nina .... said...

what an awesome crafter you are!! love those goodies so much. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!!

nina

Kellie said...

Oh bugger did I miss it? Anyway, all is not lost as it was lovely to meet you on Saturday!
Congratulation on your 100th post or 112th post which ever an amazing achievement!
Have a great week!

figgys said...

What amazing creations!!
I'm in I'm in :)
Shelly

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Kathryn this comment is on behalf of my Mum, she just loves your creations. If the draw is still open can you include her please

Lyn xxx

Tracy said...

Always some yummy stuff to look at on your blog! Keep inspiring!

Kathy said...

WOW! what a generous giveaway!! im new to the bloggin world..and just found you through a link! congrats on the 112 posting!

Coloradolady said...

great giveaway