Monday, March 02, 2009

'FMM' & A Cherry Basket Give Away!!!

Scroll Down for the Give Away...
kasey from all that is good has posed quite the question for our friend makin' monday.
here it is:
If you had $1000 dollars, and a baby sitter for a period of 24 hours what would you do?
i'll give you 'bob's' answer first.
he'd give the sitter $300, tell her she could go home and he'd take the kids & i to disneyland.
here's mine...
(this is a hard one for me...hmmm...thinking)
i would send the kids to a babysitter and hire someone to come clean my house. then i would hire a gardner to come pretty up my backyard so it looked like this.

then i'd rent my favorite car

and hit all the quilt shops starting here

and working my way up.
once my shop hop was complete, i'd head on home, meet 'bob' for dinner, come home relax in my nice clean house and get a full nights sleep (which, i DeSperAtelY need) and pick the kids up in the morning.
that was nice...thanks kasey for letting me dream for a moment!
now on to the giveaway...

yep...i'm givin' it away (the quilt, i mean) to one lucky winner.

here's how to win.

leave me a comment and let me know who sent ya! the give away will end friday, march 6th, at 9 pm. i will pick (rather the little princess will pick) a random winner on saturday morning and we will post the winner by noon!!! one lucky winner will win this 'cherry basket' quilt, in honor of jodi from simply this, that, and the other. she is SuPer nice to feature my blog this week! thanks jodi. if you have any ?'s, email me and please don't forget to let me know who sent you so that i can properly 'thank' them as well.

i want to just take a minute and tell you all how much i LoVe that you visit and leave such nice comments. i LoVe that many of my friends and family stop by each day to see what's goin' on at the isa house (you guys are GrEaT!). i LoVe that fudgie feels closer than she is and that i can harrass her by leaving comments on her blog. i LoVe that i can share a little of my world with you and hopefully, you can be inspired by something i've said or done.

have a great day!!!

(desert post coming soon! 'bob' wrestled a marine, cut up his foot and became a plastic surgeon, all in one day!!!)

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65 comments:

Kathie said...

I like the way you spent your 1,000 dollars!!!!
LOVE this quilt, my favorite colors for a quilt....
I subscribe to your blog so no one sent me :)
enjoy reading all your posts and someday I hope to go to the country loft too...a dream.
Kathie

Connie W said...

I subscribe to your blog too and keep it on my sidebar so I came here directly from my blog.
The quilt is so beautiful and makes a fabulous giveaway gift.
Sign me up, please.
Connie W
"Cootie Bug 2"

Kelli said...

Love the car rental!

Simply This and That said...

My heck girl! What a FABULOUS give away. You out did yourself! No wonder you need some sleep. LOL So fun to have found your blog and getting to know you! Have fun meeting all the people's in blog Land during your give away! ooxx`jodi

pam said...

What a wonderful blog and give away.
I got here by way of Simply This That and the Other Thing. I have so many quilting blogs bookmarked and just keep adding more.

Love how you would spend 1000 dollars. I too would go to some quilt shops. We have very few around here so maybe I would have money left over. LOL
pam r

grendelskin said...

HI; I just found you via Jodi. please enter me for the bee-yoo-tee-ful quilt! I like your ideas for the $1,000 - sounds like a fine day indeed.

Ellyn said...

I found you through Jodi too.... but I'll be putting a link to your blog on mine right away! Enjoyed the $1000 question, I don't need a babysitter (my youngest is 12) so I'd pay the sitter & send her home too. Probably would fly to AZ to visit my college daughter for the day (& yes, I'd hit the quilt stores while I was there!)

Sherri said...

I just came over from Jodi at Simply This That & the Other...and I love your blog! I will definitely be adding you to my blog reader...today! And I love the Cherry Basket quilt as well!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Jodi sent me! vbg I love your blog! I can't wait to try the scallop border! Thank you for doing the tutorial!

dfuller55 at verizon dot net

Bits 'n Pieces said...

I just found you from Simply This and That and so glad I did! What a wonderful blog...will be putting you on my favorites! I see we love some of the same shops in So. CA where I live part time...wish they were here in ID where I live the rest of the time. Love the quilt, would brighten my ID home on snowy days!

ferne said...

I came here from Simply This That and the Other's blog. I really enjoyed my visit and now have you bookmarked so I will be back!

Marie said...

Great way to spend $1000. I know you would not include me in the giveaway as I live in England, but I did want to tell you it is beautiful and whoever wins it will be one very lucky person! XXOO

jenjen said...

What a cute quilt Julie! I love coming over and seeing what cute things you are doing!

XOXOXO
Jen

Barbara Myltschenko said...

jodi sent me over and well i can't believe what you're giving away! happy monday indeed! i can't wait to check out your older posts!

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Tressa said...

Simply this that and the other is where I found you at. Love this quilt!

Ruth B said...

I was sent by Simply This That and the Other and I'm glad I visited! That quilt is beautiful and I am having fun exploring your blog. Fingers crossed.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm so happy that Jodi from This That and the Other sent me. I love what I'm seeing on you blog and will continue to be checking you out.

Millie said...

What a wonderful blog and giveaway you have. I got over here through the lovely blog, Simple This and That. I am subscribing to your blog, because your quilts are so inspirational to me.

The Cherry Basket quilt over the iron gate is absolutely beautiful.

My youngest is 12, co I am so lucky I do not have to spent money on babysitters.
Happy stitching,
Millie

becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Almost everyone is going to a hotel...I love that you sent the kids AWAY to enjoy a nice quiet clen house in the evening.

Great idea!!


And I came to your post via FMM from Kasey!

Needled Mom said...

Jodi sent me from her incredible blog. I love the Cherry Basket Quilt and it is just in time for cherry blossom season.

I'm with you on what you would do with you 24 hours and $1000. To come home guilt free from a fabulous day and have the house and garden tended to would be a dream come true.

Xazmin said...

Great daydream! I want a landscaper too! I keep having to change my daydream!

I'd love to win that quilt! No one sent me, 'cause I follow you! But I did link over here today from Kasey's for FMM.

Umm, I think I used "!" way too many times!

Rhonda said...

Hi, coming from Kasey's FMM! Oooh...I would love to hire a landscaper to do my yard while I was away...great idea!

Love your quilt you are giving away!

Lauren said...

Hey! I am over from Kasey's blog. I like Bob's idea of a family trip to Disney.

What a beautiful quilt!

Anonymous said...

I saw you fron Simply This That and the Other. I follow her religiously and now I know you! I'm a no
blogger...bbean33@bellsouth.net. Love you site and energy!

Marsha

cathy st. george said...

I look at your blog at least 3 times a day. I love it, I love to see what all my favorite people are up. It has been creating a problem, I'm spending more money on all those wonderful websites you post. The quilt is perfect and would look just lovely in my home.
Please sign me up.
Mom

Annette said...

I'd hire my friend as the sitter and since there are no little ones here we'd take the money and go fabric shopping. I came from Jodi's awesome blog. Glad I found you, I'll be back for sure.

calico k said...

love your blog!! jodi at simply this that and the other was the one who directed me to your blog!! thanks for the all the inspiration; you've added many projects to my to do list!!

Tina D said...

Hi Julie,
Jodie from Simply This and That sent me. Your giveaway quilt is adorable. Here's hoping.
(tina.dillon@iinet.net.au)

Tanielle said...

You are so talented!! Love the quilt, great list too! Have a great rest of your day!

Angela said...

Thanks for letting us sign up for the drawing to win your fabulous little quilt! I found you via Jodi at simply this, that, and the other.
Your blog is beautiful and I will be checking back to read more later!

Sheri said...

Great blog! Jodi sent me. In fact,I live pretty close to her so I am doubly blessed. I love tattered quilts, too. Come visit me at thisoldbatt.blogspot.com

marilynl said...

Great quilt, great blog. I came over from Simply This That and the Other.
Marilyn

Sarah N. said...

I found you via Simply This That and the Other. I love what you would do with the $1000 - exactly what I would do except I might have to drag the hubby along and maybe hit some antique/thrift stores too!

Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

I want my backyard to look like that too -- can I add that to my daydream?!

LAQuilts said...

Hi Julie... i think you told me about your blog... i have never been a blogger... but i LOVE yours... i check it almost every day!!! you have inspired me to get my sewing room organized!!! what a feat that will be... i'm sure it will take 6 months!!! thank you for so many inspiring things... love you (and that cute little baby of yours!!!)
loisann

lindagerig said...

I came from this and that blog. nice blog. linda gerig

heidi said...

Me! *I* sent me! I said "Self, go visit Julie because you haven't been there in a few days." I'm smart, huh?

Thimbleanna said...

I sent myself LOL! No wait...google reader sent me!

That Bob sounds like a KEEPER! What a fantastic answer. Yours is pretty fabulous too.

LOVE the little quilt -- very cute!

And is that a new header or have I just not been paying attention? It's ADORABLE!!!

Kasey said...

Why is he going to give the babysitter $300 for not doing anything, but disneyland does sound like fun? do you live close to it?

Love idea of hiring someone to clean the house while you're away...I am officially adding that to mine! and love the car choice!

Funky Kim said...

Heidi sent me. http://heidisacredandprofane.blogspot.com/

And here I am!

Alex said...

Julie! Sign me up.. I hope I am not disqualified because I am a loyal fan and "No one sent me".. I came to check in.. to smile at your lovely blog, to hear the great song.. To read the stories.. Happy Monday
Alex

Carol said...

Jodi, from This That and the Other sent me over! I enjoyed reading your blog. Please enter me in your Cherry Basket giveaway.
libertythreads@charter.net

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Sounds like a great 24 Hour idea! I love this quilt, I dont even own one! I would love to make one but I have too many things I am trying to do right now!

I am a follower of your blog, I dont remember how I found your blog!

Tanya from Miller Racing Family said...

I love the way you spent your $1000 dollars part of me is a little upset because I didn't think of the cleaning lady and the gardner.
I am a faithful follower of your blog. I can't remember how I actually found it. I think it was through our Friend Makin' Monday. I thought it would be a cute site for my mom and aunt because of all your quilting, but I have been inspired and enjoy the daily events in your family. Truly enjoy your blog daily! Have a blessed day!

Sue said...

I found you via Simply This and That. You have a wonderful blog and I plan on adding you to my list of blogs that I visit.
I love the quilt and would love to win it.

Rachel and Christian said...

I found your blog through simply this that and the other. I'm fairly new to this whole world of quilt blogging, and I must say I love it! I can't wait to see how your blog inspires me!
Rachel

Ellen said...

Hey Julie,

I think I found you via my friend Anthea's blog, kouklaville.
LoVe the quilt you made. How generous of you to be giving it away.

Sarah said...

Love the idea of going to all the quilt places. That quilt is gorgeous!

Marge said...

Hi Julie! I found you a few months ago through Freda's Hive, and I check in often to see if you have posted. What a generous give-away with your quilt. It is striking

Roxie said...

I love the quilt and would love to win it. I came to your site from my neices site "Miller Racing" she had told me about it because she knew her mom (my sister) and I would love it. I love all the links to other quilt ideas too. So, hope I'm the lucky one to win!!

Betty aka Fudgie said...

Holy moley, talk about some response. Now what are you going to do for your next attention grabber!

Just package that quilt up and send it my way! You can personally deliver it with the $1000 gift $$ you are using to come visit me this summer! I Love you honey bunny!

SarahVee said...

I found you through Jodi...love the quilt, great photos in your desert trip posts. We were just talking about disneyland last night. but right now, the babysitter and a quilt store hop sounds pretty good too:) thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

I'm practically speechless. Your blog is so darn cute I want to be you!!

Allison

Jeni Burtnette said...

I love it, made me cry a bit.... and am so excited I finally have a good excuse for looking tattered.

Love the quilt so cute and love looking at all your great ideas you are so inspiring!!!!

Love,
Jeni

R said...

You are such a terrific inspiration Julie...and what good Mom!!
Love the quilt, pick me ;)

Beth B. rfarse@gmail.com

Lynne said...

Hi, nice to meet you.
I came va Jodi at Simply this, that and the other.
Love the quilt and your blog. I'll be visiting again.

Shareese said...

The quilt is beautiful! I enjoy your blog! Thanks for all the awesome information! I found out about your blog from Loisann.

Shareese

Katherine said...

I would LOVE to win a quilt. Everything you touch turns beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity---and the inspiration that comes from your blog.

Suzanne said...

Love this and I hope we win it.

Mom said...

I love your quilt and all of your quilts. I want to retire and start a business with you. I hope the princess picks me.
Mom

margi said...

julie,
i'm sorry for the late entry! as you know, i am slightly obsessed with your blog!!! i've limited myself to friday (am) through sunday (pm). silly i know but it was interfering with my schooling! a bit embarrasing for my family, (kids) to constantly find me in front of the computer at your blog!thanks for the inspreation and the rekindling of my crative side:) oh, joelle is the prompter of this crazy obsession of mine:)
God bless you julie as you continue to use your gifts for
Him.... m
i hope i win!!!

grandma said...

Julie,
Your Great Grandmother would be so very proud of you as I am. I would love to hang your quilt in my home.
Grandma

Angela said...

Hello Julie! I just wanted to give you a great big thank you! I received the Cherry Basket Quilt in the mail today and it is SO gorgeous! I love every little bit of it! The work is just beautiful - I love the label on the back too! And thank you, also, for the little tags for bindings! Those are so special!
Thank you again for having the drawing - I feel so lucky to have won! You have really made my day!

Country hugs
and stitches,
Angela

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