Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Giving Something Back

I always believe that when good fortune comes along, it's best to give a little something back. I think it makes for good karma or at least it brings a little smile to someone's face!

Remember my story about leaving last week's office party with a $40 bribe? I may have told you the follow up story, but I don't think so. The next morning, on my way to work, I went to Noah's Bagels and bought bagels and cream cheese for the office with half my "winnings." How can anyone hate me when I'm feeding them breakfast, right?!

Well, once again good fortune has smiled on me. This afternoon I had an email from Jocelyn at the Fat Quarter Shop, letting me know I was one of the Dear Santa winners and I'd won the Frosted Windowpanes quilt kit. Woo-hooo! Seriously, it came as a HUGE surprise--I didn't really think I had a chance. In fact, I was so CERTAIN I wouldn't win that I had already ordered the pattern, and that package arrived today. So this is what I'm going to do: I'll have a giveaway for the pattern. If you haven't seen it, here's what it looks like:


It looks like the piecing is pretty simple, and the applique isn't too complicated, but yet it makes for a really stunning and elegant quilt, don't you think?! If you might be interested in making this quilt, please leave me a comment, letting me know you want in on the drawing for the PATTERN and I'll put your name in. I'll announce a winner on my Thursday (Christmas Eve) blog post.

I also ordered a Schnibbles pattern using the Glace fabric line and that arrived today too. Once I make that smaller quilt, I'll do another giveaway of the pattern and probably some of the fabric to make it, so if you didn't win at the FQ Shop and don't win the Frosted Windowpanes pattern from me . . . well, maybe you'll get another chance, so check back every so often!

60 comments:

Suzan said...

What a lovely quilt pattern! I think it would be a real "head turner" and I would love to make it. Thank you for your generosity. I would love to be entered into your pattern give away. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Gran said...

Count me in on a chance to win the pattern - send some of your karma my way. Better yet, I want to shout congratulations - I loved your Dear Santa letter and can see why Fat Quarter thought so too. Great.

Marls said...

Congratulations on your win. Your Karma sure is strong at the moment.
I would love to give the spare pattern a home as that quilt looks gorgeous.

Rae said...

I enjoy everything you write about. You are truly gifted in so many ways! I believe in giving and getting back. I would love to win your pattern, especially since today is my 72nd birthday. Time is running out to get all my patterns made, I must hurry!! Please enter me in your contest. Merry Christmas!

Jane said...

Congratulations on your win and happy birthday to Rae in the comment above!

May Britt said...

A wonderful pattern which I would love to win. Wishing you a merry christmas and a happy new year. Look forward to visit your blog in the next year too.

Fiesta said...

Kim it looks very interesting. I would love to make it. You definetly have been so generous.
Thank you for the opportunity.
Happy Holidays

Lorraine said...

Lucky you.....and nice that you are sharing your good fortune....as much as I would love a copy of the pattern don't put me in the draw....I have a to do list that will take about 10 years now....so better not add anything else to it...good luck to everyone.......!

Barb said...

Oh, I so love that pattern and would love, love, love to win it. Happy birthday Rae! I did not win at the FQ shop either. Happy holidays.

Patricia said...

You are so kind. Enter me please. Wishing you peace and health for the Holidays and New Year.

Ruby said...

Hi Kim, Happy Holidays!!! Thanks for entering me in your drawing! As always you are so generous. Christmas Eve is my 54th birthday so it would be fun to have a holiday quilt made for next year!

Laurie said...

Hi Kim,
It is nice to give than to receive. Much more fun! Love to win the pattern..if I start now it would be done for next Christmas!
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wilma NC said...

Very nice pattern!!! You are a lucky lady. I never win anything, lol.

luv2quilt2 said...

That is an absolutely beautiful pattern, and weren't you lucky!! Please enter me in your giveaway drawing.
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Ki Kim, Happy Holidays to you and to your family!!! Today is my 49th birthday so I would love to make this kind of quilt for my 50th birthday next year!!! I like this pattern very much and would love to win it.
Greetings from Prague, Czech Republic, Jana

Pokey said...

Congratulations on the big win, Kim! I saw "Santa" gave someone else the same quilt kit, so cool! The pattern is right up my alley, please enter my name in your hat.

kimland said...

Congrats... They say all quilts have a story, this one has a story and hasn't even been made yet. I would love to be included in your giveaway. I am a Kim too!

Renea said...

I love the look of this pattern. I really enjoy reading your blog daily. I really love the idea of giving back.

Kim H said...

Happy Holiday from yet another Kim. Looks like your Christmas gifts have already started. Congrats on winning the quilt kit. Please enter me in on the drawing for the pattern.

In Awe of Applique said...

Congratulations on your string of awesome luck! I have been admiring the Frosted Windowpanes pattern, so how nice would it be to have a chance to win it, count me in!! Have a blessed Christmas!
~Andrea

PunkiePie said...

Lucky duck! Congratulations on your win and I would love to be considered for your pattern giveaway!

Molly said...

I've been wanting that Frosted Windowpanes pattern too! Love the simplicity and the great applique.

MamaBagel said...

I have always believed that what goes around comes around. Congratulations on all your good fortune lately - you deserve it! I hope Santa thinks I've been good too and helps you draw my name for the pattern :-) Merry Christmas Kim, thanks for the gift of your blog every morning!

Judy in Michigan said...

Kim, you deserve a prize for all you do for others! I would love to win that pattern and the fact that I would win it from you is an even bigger treat!! Thank you for the chance and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Sandy said...

Please include me in your drawing. Have never done applique on a quilt yet and this looks like one I could accomplish. Merry Christmas!

Marj said...

Thank you Kim for passing on your good fortune....it would be fun to make a quilt with you. Hope i'm a winner this time!

Laura said...

Your lucky office--bagels! Yum! I'd love to try the quilt! Hope you're having a Merry Christmas!

Lady of the Cloth said...

Merry Christmas, you've kept me "on track" this season as I read about all you are doing, I know that I've got to get moving too. I'd love to be in your drawing, that is a beautiful quilt. I can't wait to see your finished one.

Rosalie said...

Would love to win the pattern! Have a blessed Christmas.

Valerie said...

Congratulations on your win! You deserve it, your letter was great.
The pattern is beautiful, thanks for the chance to win it. Merry Christmas.

paulette said...

Wow! Congratulations!! Rush out and buy a lottery ticket- quick!!
I'm getting nuthin' for Christmas...from the Fat Quarter Shop!...Sigh...AND I LOVE this pattern so please throw my name into your Santa's hat! I would love to win it or your little Schnibbles quilt pattern...Thanks for sharing!
Merry Christmas!
Paulette

Nancy-Rose said...

It's beautiful! Please include me in your drawing.

Nancy

Quilt Hollow said...

I do believe in Kharma....as evidenced here! Happy Holidays!!

call me crazy said...

What a lovely pattern~ I'd like a chance too. :-) Congrat's on winning the kit!!

Kim West said...

Kim... I saw that you won.

When I saw "Kim wants a Frosted Windowpanes Quilt Kit too!" I flipped. For that is what I requested from Santa also. I thought I had won! Then I moused over Kim and saw it was you. I won't lie and say that I was not bummed. But I am happy for you.

I would love to be included in the drawing. Have a great holiday!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on your awesome win Kim!! Sweet of you to give away your Frosted Windowpanes pattern - I would love to make it!

marilynmckinnon said...

Merry Christmas and congratulations on your good karma. Please enter me on your draw and if I win, I promise to pay it forward
marilynmckinnon@hotmail.com

Chocolate Cat said...

Congratulations on your win! I was so pleased to see someone I knew had been good enough for Santa to reward!! Enjoy! Count me in for the pattern please.

Delores said...

Congratulations on your win! Generous of you to offer your pattern as a giveaway. I'm always looking for new ideas, so would love to win.

Carol in E TN said...

Congrats on your win at the Fat Quarter Shop. And please enter me for your giveaway pattern!
Merry Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

well done on your run of Good Luck and so kind of you to pass it on to someone else with a giveaway. Please enter me in your draw.
Sue...

Carol said...

Kim, it's so awesome that you are one of the winners from the FQS. You must have been very good this year. Maybe you can have this done for next Christmas. I saw that pattern at half price, guess you figured better get while it's on sale. Well good for you giving back, that's very good indeed. I'm glad you like the peppermint S/P shakers. Merry Christmas.

Jen in NY said...

Hi Kim! Gorgeous pattern, please enter my name in the drawing. I saw that you were one of the winners...congrats!! I entered but was one of the unlucky ones. Good karma, you got there!

Diana Banana said...

I would love a chance to win the pattern. Thanks a bunch

Lynne in Hawaii said...

You are sew sweet! I'd love to be considered for the pattern. It is a lovely one. Mele Kalikimaka and Hau'ole Makahiki Hou! to everyone!

Tammy said...

lucky you for winning that quilt kit. it's a gorgeous quilt. i would love a chance to win the pattern.

Lizzie said...

Kim, Your letter was wonderful. Please count me in on the uber cute pattern give away. And have a very Merry Christmas! Lizzie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow Kim, I love the Frosted Windowpanes pattern. You are really PIF. Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

The other Jocelyn ;-)

dianne said...

i know that the applique on this pattern (or any other pattern) is beyond my meager skills ... but there is someone in blogland (besides YOU, of course) who would do it justice and actually finish it - and she could use some positivity right about now ... i didn't see an entry from her ... so i'm gonna enter for her by proxy (or whatever word it is that means i'll ask you to send it to her and not to me) ... this one is gonna be lovely when you work your magick, Kim

Janet said...

That is a beautiful quilt pattern. I am so happy for you that you won one from the fat quarter shop! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Kim said...

How nice of you to pass along your good fortune. You certainly have been on a lucky streak! The pattern looks great, but probably beyond me yet. I look forward to seeing your completion.

Jill said...

I would love the pattern, I wish I was as lucky as you.

Joyce said...

I've been drooling over this pattern! Please add me to your drawing. Thanks

Tamara said...

Of course I'd love to be entered into another one of your wonderful giveaways.

Julie from Thimbleberries said...

Kim,

I love that pattern. Did you get a kit with the pattern? I would love to win it!!! Just think how fun it will be to compare quilts when they are done!

Julie/Julia

Yvonne said...

Woohoo for you....that is so awesome!

Anonymous said...

Kim, Congrats again on your win! I enjoyed reading your Santa letter.
Please include me in your drawing.

Nancy E

Donna K. said...

Love your blog! Congrats on your wins and thanks for your generosity! Please include me.

~Jess said...

How cool is that?! Congrats on winning the kit :-)

(ps I'd love to be entered for the pattern :-)

Marilyn said...

Kim, when I read your letter, I suspected you were going to win--you are such a good writer! I don't have a blog, but would love to win that pattern. I've had my eye on the Glace fabric line for awhile now. Merry Christmas!

Marilyn R (a fellow legal secretary)